Beautiful Boxer

Beautiful Boxer

DVD Rating: ***

Reviewed by: Darren Amner

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The extras provide an excellent insight into Nong Toom, featuring the input of the real life subject of the story. The director talks about the first time he met his inspiration and the casting process he went through to find the right person to play him and the locations he chose to shoot in.

Asanee Suwan describes his memories of making Beautiful Boxer and how daunting it was to come into a film with no acting experience. He also gives his thoughts on playing a character that is as masculine as he is feminine.

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The Making Of featurette documents the film's production and is over 20 minutes long. It is informative and adds to your overall viewing experience, especially how they cast genuine kick boxers in the fight scenes to add authenticity.

Toom's story is not slapstick, it is very heartfelt and this Behind The Scenes study creates a topic for discussion and offers a look at people who are different. The fact that the film got made is a testament to the story, which is being made universally known the world over.

Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2006
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True story about transgender kick boxer Nong Toom.
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Product Code: RVD3614

Region: 2

Ratio: 1.78 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Sound: DTS 5.1 Surround

Extras: Director's commentary; Making Of featurette; trailer; film notes

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