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This Girl is Bad Ass! (2011/Magnolia Blu-ray)


Picture: B     Sound: B     Extras: C     Main Program: B+



Jakkalan (Jeeja Yanin) becomes a freelance bike courier for the mob bosses, much to the chagrin of her uncle, but she is the best there is.  However, after skimming too much, she is caught cutting into the dope and the bosses want their drugs and money back with interest.  Caught between gangsters, bullets, and a hard place can she pull another fast one to get out of hot water? With only her bike, and her skills she'll take on the entire mafia to clear her debts. 


In Petchtai Wongkamlao’s This Girl Is Bad Ass! (2011) where the director plays the Uncle, it is quickly made obvious that Jakkalan is fast, quick and tough, but she will have to use all her street smarts to get of trouble when both sides discover she has only been delivering half the drugs and keeping the rest for herself.  Knowing this, she hatches up a crazy plan to get both mob bosses to fight each other by collecting only enough drugs for one side and then make them fight each other for it.  On top of that, she deals with not only her personal love life, but some unrequited love towards her too. 


This film was like martial arts with bikes or bicycle parts, bike-kung-fu, there was a lot of coordinated fighting and reminded me a lot like of Jackie Chan films where he uses the surrounding in hilarious ways to defeat an army of bad guys.  This is a comedy of drug runners and their money, with over-the-top cliché incompetent bad guys, the main character however is only slightly better because of good looks and hot moves working much better than I expected.


The 1080p 1.85 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer and DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix are pretty consistent throughout looking and sounding decent, if not always spectacular, they are what they are meant to look and sound like.  This could not play back better than on this Blu-ray.  Extras include making of the film, behind the scenes and trailers.



-   Ricky Chiang


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