Samurai meets Thai Warriors in YAMADA: THE SAMURAI OF AYOTHAYA

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Samurai meets Thai Warriors in YAMADA: THE SAMURAI OF AYOTHAYA
Think The Last Samurai but instead of Tom Cruise immigrating to the land of the raising sun and learning the ways of Bushido, its a samurai that gets adopted into a foreign tribe in Thailand and become accustom to their warrior culture.  The cast of Yamada: The Samurai Of Ayothaya include Seigi Ozeki in the role of actual historical figure Yamada Nagamasa and K-1 fighter Buakaw Por. Pramuk as a bare-handed fight expert.  Action-wise, its a mashup between Japanese swordplay and the brutality of ancient Muay Thai.  
YAMADA NAGAMASA, the young Samurai of Edo period, came to be a soldier in the Japanese volunteer regiment in Ayothaya. He fought against a group of Japanese who disguised themselves as the Hongsawadee soldiers and beset Ayothaya with troubles led by "Kuroda Toranaga". Yamada was critically injured and helped by a group of Thai warriors. They, later, vowed to be "bosom friends".

Yamada was taken to the priest with talisman and incantation who imparted the knowledge of Thai boxing and fencing to him. Later on, Yamada and his friends passed the fighting recruitment held to select the masterful combatants to be the Royal guards of King Naresuan the Great, the heroic king who declared the independence from Hongsawadee. Yamada and his friends fought bravely against the enemies, which could please the king very much. However, he never forgot to take revenge on Kuroda, who had defamed the Japanese. Finally, he could successfully kill Kuroda but in exchange for the life of his "friends".

Being deeply grateful for the kindness of the Ayothaya king and the friendship of the Siamese, the young Samurai was resolved that "this land was not my birthplace but where my soul would rest".
You'll find the two trailer (English subtitles included) embedded below.
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EdBaileyAugust 23, 2010 6:11 PM

Wow, this looks really, really good. I'm assuming/hoping some of the speed ramping and sound effects are just temporary and/or a byproduct of editing the trailer together, but everything looks stellar.

Who's the director on this, and when is it coming out?

DangerManAwesomeAugust 24, 2010 2:27 AM

the speed ramping here in particular is a bit odd. Rather than slow to fast, its normal to fast. Kinda like hyper-real or videogame style speedups.

I'm digging the choreography without em, so hopefully it isn't used too much in the actual movie. I want to see this.

seventhbrotherAugust 24, 2010 11:52 AM

WHAAAAT!!!! (In Lil Jon's voice that is) I have to see this. The story itself is great since it is based on a historical figure. Throw in some of the illest fight scenes since Tony Jaa and we have a potential classic.