The Protector

2005 R 1h 23m Blu-ray / DVD

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The Protector

2005 R 1h 23m Blu-ray / DVD
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Tony Jaa stars as Kham, a young Thai fighter who sets off for Sydney, Australia, to reclaim his family's prized pachyderms. When a nefarious Chinese gang shoots his father and makes off with two beloved elephants, Kham vows to settle the score.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
Thai: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English
CC
No
Audio
Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Tony Jaa
  • Petchtai Wongkamlao
  • Bongkoj Khongmalai
  • Xing Jing
  • Nathan Jones
  • Johnny Nguyen
  • Lateef Crowder
  • Jon Foo
  • Damian de Montemas
  • David Asavanond
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the film is essentially a series of brutal martial arts fights, with bones crunching and bodies slamming. In a sad scene that leads directly to action, a young man's father is shot (bloody chest) and dies in his arms. Fights show bodies thrown through walls and windows, into furniture, and in/out of vehicles. Some assaults result in bloody faces or bodies. One sequence features slow motion kicks/hits performed in standing water, with background fires burning; another a lengthy series of bones breaking (arms, legs, necks, backs) with loud sound effects. One villain throws a baby elephant through as window (reportedly, a real elephant was not used); one adult elephant appears dead/mounted as a trophy. One scene shows characters eating exotic animals (close-ups of slithery items being chewed), while another shows young women/older men in mud bath, and still another shows a young boy dying of poisoning (briefly gruesome).

Sexual Content

A couple of scenes feature women disrobed/disrobing; in a mud bath, a dancer/call girl rubs mud on her breasts/torso and lap dances a police commissioner (other girls appear in background, in thongs, with another man); in another, a woman bathes in rose petal water, emerging to have a man put a silk robe on her (no explicit body parts here); Rose is portrayed by a famous Thai transsexual star.

Violence

Ongoing and often brutal martial arts action (bone-breaking, falling, flipping, punching, kicking, assaults with poles); character shot in chest (visible blood, and he dies); some other shooting, some car chasing/crashing.

Language

Profanity, including "ass" and "s--t" (once written in subtitle).

Social Behavior

Villains deal in all sorts of corruption (police payoffs, exotic animal cuisine, drugs, guns); hero is extremely focused and upright.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking by background characters.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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