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Date: 03/21/07 02:08 AM

83 Responses to One-Take Fight Sequence

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2007 at 9:08 pm
    Link: One-Take Fight Sequence - Look ma, no edits.
  2. Profile photo of scifen
    scifen Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 2:19 am
    gotta love tony jaa!!
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    wierdwaffle Female 13-17
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    March 21, 2007 at 2:25 am
    uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i`m not a fan of action so........that wasnt too amazing
    but i guess if you like action
    then......uhh good for you
  4. Profile photo of NorwayFTW
    NorwayFTW Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2007 at 2:39 am
    Ne edits indeed... ruined a lot!
  5. Profile photo of apel
    apel Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 2:45 am
    Best. Fluid. Master. Ever.
  6. Profile photo of TomSFox
    TomSFox Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 2:47 am
    That was kinda cool.
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    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2007 at 2:52 am
    Pretty good, but it`s no "two minutes, forty-two seconds" a la John Woo.
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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 2:52 am
    Frank castle hung up the phone and shot a meaningful glance at his crew of up and coming Punishers. Then his head fell and a single tear slid down his cheek.

    "Master, what`s wrong?", cried his young apprentices. "Tony Jaa is on the way. And he`s pissed.", answered the weeping man.

    The silence was deafening. Except for the sound of shat pants.

  9. Profile photo of Aerfy
    Aerfy Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 3:12 am
    that was cool, kinda
  10. Profile photo of Dukit
    Dukit Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2007 at 3:42 am
    I saw that movie.
  11. Profile photo of marvinius
    marvinius Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 4:23 am
    very nice....good receivers
  12. Profile photo of FLB
    FLB Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 4:35 am
    Yes, that was GREAT!!
    You gotta love Tony Jaa!
    Did anyone else think his trousers were a tad too tight???
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    WTFidunno Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 5:18 am
    Note to self: Don`t piss off the hungry Asian guy.
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    Kraken Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 5:35 am
    I wonder how many times they had to re-run through all of that, or if they got it all on the first shot.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 5:58 am
    Very impressive! But, he can shake off a chair getting smashed over him, but 2 other guys are taken down with one vase? Some pretty sad-sack henchmen, right there.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 6:19 am
    IM IN UR MALL, PWNING T3H N00BS...
  17. Profile photo of Jerm_Leather
    Jerm_Leather Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 6:52 am
    Hahaha, yep. I love that movie! One thing is for sure; Never screw with another man`s elephant!
  18. Profile photo of Eagle390
    Eagle390 Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 6:54 am
    Love it and respect it. All that time and one shot. Have to do it right the first time, or it`ll take a lot to re-shoot me thinks
  19. Profile photo of Argh_Beast
    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 7:31 am
    Excelent Grass Hopper! Now it`s time to your final exam...sex.
  20. Profile photo of JadeDragon
    JadeDragon Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 7:51 am
    It`s Tony Jaa in "Tom Yum Goong".
  21. Profile photo of antdow3
    antdow3 Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 8:16 am
    my thorts exactly R U Kidding
    wow very well done. where he chucked that guy over the balcony was great
  22. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 8:18 am
    you wouldnt think at least a few of the bad guys would have a gun, knife maybe?
  23. Profile photo of hagane
    hagane Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2007 at 9:11 am
    Blazing $h!t, man. Tony Jaa is da shiznit!
  24. Profile photo of LaurensK90
    LaurensK90 Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2007 at 9:29 am
    That was good, but I`ve seen better fighting.
  25. Profile photo of jetmark
    jetmark Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2007 at 9:51 am
    wow
  26. Profile photo of PC-Player
    PC-Player Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 9:53 am
    That was a great fighting scene. However, i highly doubt that this was one take, since there were a lot of stunts and it would be impractical to film over and over. I`ll have to rent the DVD to find out what the trick is.
    Notice that the environment is very static - there are no moving parts in the background. My guess is that when the camera pulls away from Tony Jaa (or he is behind door), they can stop the take and save the position. Then, they set up all objects the way they were and can begin the new segment. Additionally, they may keep the action fluid by letting one part of the screen show last take and part of the screen show the new take.
    No matter, the action sequence has a very unique feel to it.
  27. Profile photo of Sakamura
    Sakamura Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2007 at 11:00 am
    It is very well made, like PC-Player says, it`s absolutely not single-shot. It`s a well done edit but there are many cut points.

    The camera is very precise because it`s computer-controlled. That way, you can start back precisely where you left off without any glitch. Some parts are CG`ed, many people are edited in scene. However, I will have to say it works incredibly well in this sequence, and it`s very entertaining to watch. Must`ve been fun to do.

    Kudos to the director for that vision.

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    ElijaBlack Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 11:18 am
    If he gets to the top of the stairs make sure to attack him one at a time
    smooth camera work going up stairs and all
  29. Profile photo of Tinkerbellio
    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 11:30 am
    I would hate to be the dude that f**ked up
  30. Profile photo of KMeTG
    KMeTG Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 11:39 am
    When they were shooting the famous Lobby Scene in The Matrix the pillars were made of foam. If a take went wrong it took two hours to reset the foam pillars.

    I`d like to think this was one smooth shot. On the one hand it`s possible, and it depends on the dedication of the filmmaker. It would be easier to do different shots and splice them together seamlessly than it would to plan and execute a single take of this length, but then again, I`d prefer to do it in one take because it feels more genuine and people aren`t being cheated, which as a filmmaker I wouldn`t want to do.

  31. Profile photo of sunnysongbrd
    sunnysongbrd Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 11:52 am
    Not my cuppa, but if you`re into this kind of thing, pretty cool
  32. Profile photo of JAXLEY
    JAXLEY Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 12:09 pm
    everything you wanted broken, was broken
  33. Profile photo of GanjaMan
    GanjaMan Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 12:15 pm
    Almost felt like I was watching somebody playing a computer game with great graphics but poo camera angle.
  34. Profile photo of Guest5386
    Guest5386 Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 12:57 pm
    What movie is that from? It have all the little details that make a good cheesy movie. Like the tons of things placed just at the right place to be broken (like at the end of the battle at the arcade, the guy is knocked back and his head hit the glass there, then the next one hit a furniture and its "broke" the light) and impossible thing like taking a porcelaine sink from the wall and broking it with one kick XD

    Loved it for its cheesier, the fluidity of the execution and the end... Its like if he was saying

    "Dammit, where my ramen?"

  35. Profile photo of evlknt
    evlknt Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 12:58 pm
    very good fight. not the best but good.
  36. Profile photo of Gh4z
    Gh4z Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 1:13 pm
    That`s pwetty neat! though I agree with PC-Player, I don`t think it`s one take, but when there are no moving parts onscreen, they take a break.

    But still, it`s smooth and fun to look at :D

  37. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2007 at 1:46 pm
    dudeman1st: That`s what I was going to say. Nice sequence, but 2:42 in Hard Boiled is better by miles!
  38. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2007 at 1:48 pm
    This was filmed in front of a live studio audience.
  39. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2007 at 2:02 pm
    Why do people always have to cry fake? It`s a steadicam, people. You can`t save its position. It`s attached to a guy running around. They may do a quick edit in the middle of a really quick pan, but this is probably one take.
  40. Profile photo of mntlmstrbtr
    mntlmstrbtr Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2007 at 2:22 pm
    Maybe edits would have made it more interesting...
  41. Profile photo of bumblecock
    bumblecock Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 3:12 pm
    Only 1 take?
    They must be on a budget.
  42. Profile photo of gr8nbed69
    gr8nbed69 Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 3:21 pm
    i love this movie. i bought it as soon as it came out and its just a great story , plus all the great ass kicking! PS: don`t watch the USA version...watch the original...unless you don`t like plot.
  43. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 4:05 pm
    THAT WAS AWSOME!!!!!!
  44. Profile photo of philippic
    philippic Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 4:11 pm
    yeah that was awesome!
    it sorta reminded me of a human version of them xaio stick men fights!

    i bet what he said right at the end translated to "where is the director?"

  45. Profile photo of zoinks
    zoinks Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2007 at 4:20 pm
    i never thougth i would say this but...those 2 minutes straight of action were boring. so...l8er i am gonna go "slap my salamie"
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    SilentxEm Female 60-69
    670 posts
    March 21, 2007 at 4:37 pm
    This reminds me of the movie District B13 (I think that`s what it`s called).
    It`s a French movie that has a lot of very interesting and imaginative fight scenes... and I don`t usually like fight scenes, because they`re boring.
  47. Profile photo of Deadman3215
    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 5:11 pm
    Damn I felt like I was watching a replay of me kicking some ass on a random martial arts game.


    Nice.

  48. Profile photo of Custom_hobo
    Custom_hobo Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2007 at 5:19 pm
    I loved the progressive camera. Smooth and smart, with excellent action tracking. The fighting wasn`t bad either.

    I wonder how many extra vases and banisters they had in the props warehouse?

  49. Profile photo of Morphplx
    Morphplx Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 5:51 pm
    nice
  50. Profile photo of kookazoid92
    kookazoid92 Female 13-17
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    March 21, 2007 at 6:18 pm
    There was editing. All the punch/kick sounds weren`t(and didn`t sound) real at all.
  51. Profile photo of Sakamura
    Sakamura Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2007 at 6:18 pm
    DiePSPolice, I don`t cry fake, I say it`s very cool and totaly unpractical to do a full action sequence without splicing. It would be putting your head in the sand saying for example the sound was genuine ;) The actors still had to do it, people still fell down, got knocked, the choregraphy is still done. Because not everything is "as advertised" doesn`t mean fake per se. It`s like removing rigging, cables, cameras, micros and everything from a sequence after it`s done, most shots require some kind of CG to clean up, it doesn`t mean it`s fake. Actors still need to do all that. I still ranked it a big 4.0 even if I "cry fake" like you say. No matter how it was done, it`s still a heck of an accomplishment. I just wouldn`t do 100 2-minute takes to get all this right with absolutely everybody doing the perfect choregraphy, it would be days, and cost millions for a fantasy that could very well be produced back using modern editing techniques.
  52. Profile photo of shinu
    shinu Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 6:30 pm
    just like videogames! your character can get hit like fifty thousand times and live, but the bad guys die in like 2 hits! yay unrealism (is that a word?)
  53. Profile photo of zerosk8er
    zerosk8er Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2007 at 6:42 pm
    Very lovely.
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    WhatInThe42o Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2007 at 7:05 pm
    One thing I`m curious about is if this is the way that the scene actually looked when it was shown in the movie. I had the feeling watching it that they were taking one long fight scene, to have realistic character progression (messed up clothes, so on), and then editing it later on to make it look more polished and bad-ass. However, if it appeared in the movie in this format, I say, "One take. It rocked hard enough to be sweet in that non-stop flow, but sucked way too much to have been edited together. Too many slips, bad grabs, pauses, shuffles, so on. "
  55. Profile photo of yakooza
    yakooza Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 7:27 pm
    good for no edits.
  56. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 7:27 pm
    BADASS ACTION!
  57. Profile photo of mattjblythe1
    mattjblythe1 Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2007 at 7:35 pm
    www.lost.eu/2e587 this is neat. lol
  58. Profile photo of mattjblythe1
    mattjblythe1 Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2007 at 7:36 pm
    yaaargh i mean this http://www.lost.eu/2e587
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    iamboredest Female 13-17
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    March 21, 2007 at 8:02 pm
    Jackie Chan?!
  60. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 8:19 pm
    that was the single greatest thing i have EVER seen on this site...
  61. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 10:28 pm
    Did he just kill a guy by kicking a porcelain sink through his chest...
  62. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2007 at 11:03 pm
    Oooo ahhh, ka pow! Bam! Shazam!
  63. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 12:02 am
    That was The Protector, wasn`t it? It was a recent movie... I did see it. This was seriously one take? It`s amasing for how long it is but then again there isn`t a lot of actual fighting.
  64. Profile photo of killerv
    killerv Male 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 1:34 am
    yea its a good movie lol the story line is funny its about him getting his elephant back lol and it reminded me of simpsons sadly when he says WHERES MY ELEPHANT
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    maples Male 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 1:35 am
    wat is he, the robominator?
  66. Profile photo of Disco_Stu
    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 1:46 am
    WHOA.

    "I wonder how many times they had to re-run through all of that, or if they got it all on the first shot."
    Yeah I thought that... how long may have taken to set up everything back if they messed up! lol

    "Why do people always have to cry fake? It`s a steadicam, people. You can`t save its position. It`s attached to a guy running around. They may do a quick edit in the middle of a really quick pan, but this is probably one take."
    Amen. Finally someone who knows.

    "There was editing. All the punch/kick sounds weren`t(and didn`t sound) real at all."
    That`s ALWAYS added AFTERWARDS by the Foley Artist, you dumbo.

  67. Profile photo of kmdavis85
    kmdavis85 Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 2:13 am
    Maybe it`s because I`m a girl, but I got bored with that real quick.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 3:03 am
    Wow. That was f*ckin` AMAZING; reminded me of those stick-figher games a pinch, actually!
  69. Profile photo of chaosgirl
    chaosgirl Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 1:32 pm
    That was awesome...Amazing how much abuse those stunt guys go through...Even if they take all the safety procautions, some of that stuff still has to hurt...><
  70. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2007 at 2:26 pm
    Sakamura: It really looks to me like it was done in one take. (I actually do CG effects for movies). The asian stunt guys and Tony Jaa are all good enough that, while it would probably take a few tries, it would still be way cheaper than to do it in CG. Typically, asian cinema doesn`t have the budget for quality CG anyways, and in particular, this scene would be very hard to edit together from multiple shots, especially with steadicam footage.

    So you should find it amazing that it IS exactly as advertised - one continuous take with everybody doing stunts and fighting and everything breaking on cue correctly.

  71. Profile photo of Invalok
    Invalok Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 3:23 pm
    This is why I live in a constant state of paranoia when I go to a Chinese restaurant... never know when the beserked Asian man is going to bust in a make a scene...
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    Olragix Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 4:39 pm
    Crazy
  73. Profile photo of radraz26
    radraz26 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 4:43 pm
    Thats from the protector! Awsome movie!
  74. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 8:43 pm
    Nice :D
  75. Profile photo of brutalnz
    brutalnz Male 30-39
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    March 23, 2007 at 7:01 am
    Tony Jaa kick arse
  76. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
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    March 23, 2007 at 11:28 am
    he did all that to get to a restaurant? was he that hungry?
  77. Profile photo of Wheresmonkey
    Wheresmonkey Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2007 at 6:05 pm
    "stolen" from imdb.com

    According to the interview with the director contained on the Thai VDC, the continuous fight scene required at least 6 full takes to get right (due to objects not breaking on cue and stunts not executing exactly as planned). Each time the set had to be reset and the breakaway props replaced and Tony Jaa tended to with smelling salts. Because of the physical demands on the cameraman when running with the steady-cam, a second steady-cam operator was required to get all the takes. The final take was the one eventually used, which explains why Tony Jaa looks so tired near the end of the fight (he had done the whole routine 6 times at that point)

  78. Profile photo of klkl
    klkl Male 13-17
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    March 23, 2007 at 11:14 pm
    pretty good, much better than that 1 that was on iab before that was REALLY bad
  79. Profile photo of cookie11111
    cookie11111 Male 13-17
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    March 24, 2007 at 2:58 am
    Oh damn it, it`s in Japanese! HAHA
  80. Profile photo of tharith
    tharith Male 18-29
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    March 24, 2007 at 5:59 am
    THE PROTECTOR! SPECIAL BONUS SECTION OF THE DVD SAYS THE SAME SCENE WAS SHOT ABOUT 6 TIMES AND A COUPLE MONTHS APART. TONY JAA FINISHED EVERY TIME BUT DUE TO MINOR FLAWS THEY HAD TO RESHOOT IT OVER AND OVER. IF YOU BUY THE DVD THEY SHOW YOU EVERY TAKE AND THE LITTLE DIFFERENCES IN EACH ONE. THAT WAS THE LAST TAKE AFTER THIS GUY HAD PERFORMED IT LIKE 6 TIMES. AND YES IT IS ONE SHOT FOR ALL THE SKEPTICS
  81. Profile photo of YinYang78
    YinYang78 Male 13-17
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    April 15, 2007 at 5:50 pm
    Crazy! Now, lets all get training from Tony Jaa!
  82. Profile photo of Almighty77
    Almighty77 Male 13-17
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    June 28, 2007 at 5:53 pm
    Im a reeetard errrderrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhherrrrarrrrdaaaarr afjskfajfhkahgah gt
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    godthaab Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2011 at 6:51 am
    The guy`s expression in the very last shot says it all.

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