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Chocolate [Blu-ray] [2008]

  • SKU: 9236999
  • Release Date: 02/10/2009
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

    Special Features


    • Making of Chocolate

    Synopsis


    Chocolate
    A kickboxing hero with a difference arises in this action saga from Thailand. Japanese mobster Masashi (Hiroshi Abe) and his Thai partner and girlfriend, Zin (Ammara Siripong), narrowly escape death at the hands of underworld boss Number 8 (Pongpat Wachirabunjong) and his bodyguard Priscilla (Sirimongkol Iamthuam), but the scuffle has unexpected consequences -- Masashi's superiors order him to return to Japan, and Zin finds she's pregnant with his child. Zin raises their daughter, Zen (Yanin Vismitananda), on her own and discovers she's autistic; one of the few things that helps bring Zen out of her inner world is chocolate, and in time the girl develops a remarkable skill in the martial arts. When Zin is diagnosed with cancer, the family cannot afford the chemotherapy that could save her life until her friend Moom (Taphon Phopwandee) comes up with a plan -- plenty of people still owe Zin money from her days as an outlaw, and with Zen as a candy-fueled enforcer, he might be able to get them to pay up and raise the funds for Zin's medical bills. Chokgohlaet (aka Chocolate) was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, who previously made several pictures starring Thai martial arts master Tony Jaa. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Hiroshi Abe
      Hiroshi Abe - Masashi
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      Ammara Siripong - Zin
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      Taphon Phopwandee - Moom
    • Pongpat Wachirabunjong
      Pongpat Wachirabunjong - No. 8
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      Sirimongkol Iamthuam - No. 8's Henchman



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

    100%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Female Martial Artist Showcased

      Posted
      kiranirise

      As a huge fan of Tony Jaa and owner of most of his movies, I was anxious to see this movie as it was also directed by Prachya Pinkaew. I was not disappointed. Yanin Vismitananda, aka Jeeja Yanin, portrays Zen, an autistic girl who learns martial arts by observing the students of the martial arts school next door, watching martial art movies, and playing video games. Ms. Yanin is a breath of fresh air when it comes to martial arts movies in which the main character is a woman. Imagine Jackie Chan as a petite, lithe female and you'll understand as the fight choreography really showcases Ms. Yanin's talents. Ms. Yanin, a Tae Kwon Do practitioner, studied Thai martial arts for two years prior to the making of this movie which took 2 more additional years to produce. As there are no stunt doubles, all the action and injuries are real. In one of the many fight scenes she is challenged by no less than 15 full grown men and eventually knocks them all out using punches, elbows, and various kicks especially the potentially deadly Thai knee kicks. This does not even begin to cover the versatility of this young actress. As Zen is autistic, Ms Yanin has to go from portraying a barely functioning girl to butt-kicking whirlwind in the blink of an eye and back to autistic. In one of the fight scenes, she fights like Bruce Lee in "Enter The Dragon" and "Game of of Death", which shows her comedic side. If there was an Asian version of the Academy Awards, I'd give her one for her acting and one for her martial arts prowess. The supporting cast's acting does leave something to be desired but it makes Ms. Yanin shine even brighter. The DVD extras only include the making of the movie but it shows how some of the scenes were amazingly made, that there were no stunt doubles, how real this movie was produced, and why why it took 4 years to produce "Chocolate".

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Best Martial Arts Films Today

      Posted
      OrionGreenGuy808

      Jeeja Yanin is possibly the best martial arts actress I've seen in a long time. Not only that she can fight but her performance as an autistic child is spot on. I hope to see more of her in future film projects, as long she doesn't get attracted (or distracted) by Hollywood.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      Tommy
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      This movie was recommended to me by a Best Buy employee. I am glad that she told me about this movie. I didn't know about it. I love kick boxing. And anybody that love martial arts will love this move.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Kicking

      Posted
      one4hvy
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      She is working those feet constantly to make this an action-packed movie that speaks for itself!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Lots of action

      Posted
      Shonda
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      This movie has a lot of action. Some scenes are a little gross but great action.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A movie you shouldn't let slip under the radar.

      Posted
      Nishua

      If you martial art flicks do yourself a favor and pick up this movie ! Period!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very good

      Posted
      Shonda
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      There was a lot of action and kept me glued!!!!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Kick butt!

      Posted
      Caitie13

      It is a kick but thrill ride! Sugar rush plus Kung foo! ;)

      I would recommend this to a friend



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