As Tien reluctantly fights Chernang, the latter pins Tien down, acknowledges tearfully him as his son, and asks him to accept his own life to avenge his father. Chernang then causes the blade of Tien's sword to snap and slash across his throat, killing himself. Exhausted and devastated, Tien collapses on the ground surrounded the soldiers, and Rajasena orders Tien to be taken away and slowly tortured to death. As the movie ends, a voiceover explains that Tien suffered this fate due to his bad karma, but adds that he may find a way to cheat death. An ambiguous scene shows him with a fully-grown beard standing in front of the Ong Bak Buddha statue.
Technical aspects: Blu-ray: 1080p high definition, 1.37:1 full-screen picture; French LPCM monaural audio; English subtitles; DVD: 1.37:1 full-screen picture; French Dolby digital monaural audio; English subtitles.
Technical aspects: 1080p high definition, 4x3 full-screen picture; English 5.1 DTS-HD Master audio, English Dolby digital restored monaural audio, German, French and Japanese Dolby digital monaural audio; English SDH, French, German, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish subtitles.
I received a copy of Ong Bak 2 from my friend in Thailand (thanks Mark); with no English subtitles and my serious lack of Thai language skills, it could have been distracting; it was not. The story is easy to see (though I had to pick up what was happening in the cliff hanger ending from Wikipedia) and the fight scenes are very well choreographed. There is no relation in the story to Ong Bak 1 (at least from what I can tell) but there certainly appears to be a link to Ong Bak 3. The movie does end suddenly and unexpectedly (according to Wiki, the production company ran into financial issues, so they cliffhangered the flick and went to find financing for Ong Bak 3).
R4: [...] I learned listening to English by listening to music and watching movies without subtitles, but still I could not speak it. I just learned how to speak it when I traveled to Canada along with a friend of mine for 20 days and it was already enough for me to learn how to speak English. Well, I recall learning it this way. (Vitor)23 23 Excerpt translated from the original in Portuguese: R4: "[...] aprendi a ouvir em inglês, ouvindo músicas e assistindo filmes sem legenda, mas ainda assim não conseguia falar. Só fui aprender a falar quando viajei ao Canadá com um amigo meu, passei 20 dias lá e já foi o suficiente para eu aprender a falar. Bom é assim que eu me lembro que aprendi". (Vitor)
R4 highlights the audio ("music") and audio-visual ("movies without subtitles") activities that alongside his in loco experience, in Canada, represent authentic communication situations or, if one prefers authentic activities. The latter was used to designate those materials (of written or oral texts) produced for native speakers without pedagogical purpose. It is true that, many times, songs are brought to classrooms, but the didactic strategies do not always please the students, maybe because they break with the material's authenticity: the school turns every and any (written or oral) material into a didactic one (CORACINI, 2011a); it seems to be unavoidable, once, in that specific situation, "authentic" characterizes the school environment and the pedagogical procedures that stems from it. 2b1af7f3a8