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35 กะรัต
35 กะรัต

Year: 1979

Thai title: 35 กะรัต
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

It is about a love story between a young man and a woman older than him. This love story is mixed with a dramatic family story linked with a diamant 35 carats.

ดาวเรือง
ดาวเรือง

Year: 1979

Thai title: ดาวเรือง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Jamroon Nuatjim
Main actress: Lalana Sulawan

This is the story of a woman, who has a very bad character. One day, a young official comes in the village. Will he succeed to win her heart?

สองเรา
สองเรา

Year: 1979

Thai title: สองเรา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Witoon Karuna,Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Deuan Tem Salitul

Teewa (Witoon Karuna) is a photographer and writer. He is also a butterfly hopping from one woman to another (น้ำผึ้งดวงตา) such as Tuk. He is sweet talker (ปากตรงกับหัวใจเสมอ). It is lust (ความใคร่) before real love (ความรัก). He meets one of his books fan called Rat (Nantana Ngao Krajang) at the party. They get on well but she asks more time to be ready as Teewa was heading directly to a motel. Romantic scenes with Teewa and Rat are shot partially in Ancient City (เมืองโบราณ). Rat's friends warn her about Teewa (เจ้าชู้ที่สุด). Rat's father wishes to send her to America to study. Separation is very difficult (ไม่อยากห่างคุณ). Rat needs to study four years. They see each other a last time in Ayutthaya, symbol of eternal love (เจ้าฟ้ากุ้ง). They promise to wait each other. Teewa has opportunity to go to America for business trip but he is not able to find Rat as she changed address. He doesn't receive news anymore. Teewa starts to indulge in alcohol and finally quits his job. Teewa has a car accident. Tuk gives her blood to save him. They marry and have a child. Four years have passed. Rat finally comes back and contacts Teewa. She also married in America with a fellow Thai student and didn't dare to tell it to Teewa. It is painful (ทรมานใจ) to see other during social parties as love is still here. They secretly meet in Sukhothai. A difficult choice between love and society dictates has to be done. Teewa is thinking to divorce Tuk and marry Rat. Finally seeing their current families wrecking away, they decide it is wiser to stop their impossible love. Movie สองเรา (“two of us”) was released in 1979. Same as character Rat, actress Nantana Ngao Krajang stopped her career in 1980 and went to America with her family.

รอยไถ
รอยไถ

Year: 1979

Thai title: รอยไถ
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Neramit,Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Somphob Benjatikul,Sompol Kongsuwan
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Wassana Sitthiweth

Thai movie รอยไถ was released in year 1979. The movie lasts 1h48mn. Four versions were directed 1950, 1960, 1979, 1989. Same main actor (Sorapong Chatree) and same main actress (Nantana Ngao Krajang) as “The Scar” (แผลเก่า) - 1976 are playing. Other actors are สุพรรณ บูรณะพิมพ์, Sompol Kongsuwan, จำนง, จิตติน, โกร๋น บางกรวย. Movie directors are Neramit (เนรมิต) and Sor Asanajinda. Talui (Sor Asanajinda), หมอลุย, is a bit crazy but respected as a father by Leu. Leu (Sorapong Chatree) losts his two buffaloes by gambling to Plien. Phan (Wassana Sitthiweth) blames him for this. Leu is brother in law (พี่เคย) of Phan. Leu is married to Pheuan (Nantana Ngao Krajang) and is having one child. Finally Leu defeats the ruffians by fighting as they are unrespectful to Phan. The ruffians (นักเลง) are wishing to take Phan and Pheuan as wives. Oon (Somphob Benjatikul) always wanted to marry Pheuan but he was too late. Bua, the mother, is helping Oon. Bua is upset with Leu as he is poor and lost his mother's heritage by gambling. Oon tries to reignite his love (ย้อนรัก) with Pheuan, who is now considering fleeing from Leu. Pheuan has pity on Leu (ข้าวเปล่าอร่อยดี) and her son so she keeps crying. While Leu is busy repairing the roof, Oon forces her to come as she is still undecided until the last minute. Wedding is happening soon. Oon is worried that Leu will bring a mess and wants to avoid a bloody celebration (ฉลองกับเลือด). Likay is organized. Leu brings his son to Phan and promises to get revenge up to Bangkok as he suffered a lot. Meanwhile Leu hears about the forthcoming wedding. He finally escapes with Pheuan but ruffians are chasing them. He gets injured through a fight versus too many opponents. Talui diverts their attention thanks to firecrackers and helps him to flee. Oon prevents the village headman to use a gun to shoot Leu. The village headman is upset having his men injured so they are looking after Leu. Talui helps Leu same as a father towards a son. Phan takes care of Leu and his son while Leu is sick. Leu understands Phan would have been a better wife than Pheuan. Meanwhile Talui prepares some tricks against the ruffians. The movie ends tragically. Loi, Pheuan and Phan’s brother, and Talui die while protecting Leu’s house. Even their mother die also. Oon, recognizing his mistake, accepts to give back Pheuan but Leu refuses. He realises too late that Talui is his real father. Having nothing left, he finally quits the area with Phan.

วิมานไฟ
วิมานไฟ

Year: 1979

Thai title: วิมานไฟ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naowarat Yooktanun,Pornpan Ketmamatsu

Phumaret is a young man going to a funeral but he is late. His father was a friend of the deceased man. There he meets the three daughters of the deceased man. The eldest daughter Nid provides him a job in the family company, a house to live in and money as salary advance. Phumaret is fond of Noi the second daughter but finally asks Nid for wedding due to her kindness. Disappointed by Noi's refusal, Phumaret also seduces the youngest daughter and marries her secretly one day before his wedding with Nid. The youngest daughter becomes pregnant and a row happens between her, Nid and Phumaret. Nid, being so disappointed and heart broken, stabs her young sister and is confined in a hospital for insane persons. Phumaret decides to become a monk in order to compensate the bad deeds he has done with the three sisters.

ไฟในทรวง
ไฟในทรวง

Year: 1979

Thai title: ไฟในทรวง
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
Main actress: Lalana Sulawan,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

Long, a young man, falls in love with Yuenda, a young girl still doing her studies. Pop, Yuenda's brother, who is already married, is extremely protective over his younger sister. Anyway a love story blossoms between Long and Yuenda. Yuenda fails her studies and is not willing to do another year. Disappointed by her exams failure, she decides to visit her father a few days. Pop is also coming with her and on the return trip he declares his love for her. He forces her to enter into an incestuous relation. Finally this relation becomes consensual. Shall love come from the heart of body sensations? Pop becomes more and more jealeous when Yuenda meets Long. He announces his relation with Yuenda to Long. Long is shocked. Pop's wife tries to break up the relation by sending Yuenda far away with Long. They take refuge in a remote farm but Pop finds them. They flee away but have issues with three bad guys who stabbed Long. Pop grabs Yuenda so that she cannot visit Long in hospital. Finally Pop's wife manages that Long and Yuenda get married. Pop decides to abduct Yuenda to prevent the wedding but he dies in a car accident.

ผู้หญิงมือสอง
ผู้หญิงมือสอง

Year: 1979

Thai title: ผู้หญิงมือสอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak

Thai movie ผู้หญิงมือสอง was released in year 1979. It features Phairoj Sangwaribut as main actor and Pissamai Wilaisak as main actress. Other actors are เพ็ญพร ไพฑูรย์, อรสา, ช.อ้น, มาลี, ปรีดา อยู่เย็น. The movie is lost in Thailand and only a three minutes trailer is left to be seen. The story is about a romance about one man and two women. One of the woman is Pissamai as old woman (สาวแก่ / มือสอง) and a younger teenage woman (เพ็ญพร ไพฑูรย์). Who will Phairoj Sangwaribut choose? Almost the whole movie was shot in Holland. This is the main selling point of this movie.

มหาราชดำ
มหาราชดำ

Year: 1979

Thai title: มหาราชดำ
English title: King Naresuen The Great

Rating: 3/5
Director: Toranong Srichua

Main actor: Pisarn Akraseranee,Kecha Plianvithee,Somsak Chaisongkram,Pumi Patanayut
Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Thitima Sangkapitak

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This movie is about King Naresuen The Great. The King Naresuan was famous for having a duel on elephants with the Burmese Crown Prince and won against him in year 1593. King Naresuan regained independence from Burma for the kingdom of Ayuthaya.

ไอ้คลั่งทะเลโหด
ไอ้คลั่งทะเลโหด

Year: 1979

Thai title: ไอ้คลั่งทะเลโหด
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phaophan Phongnathee,Manop Aussawathep,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Adinan Singhiran,Taksin Jampol,Dam Datsakorn,Somsak Chaisongkram,Rith Luecha
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Nantana Ngao Krajang

A woman is about to deliver her baby. The husband brings his wife on a boat but it is caught in a storm. Their village on the island is wiped away by a tsunami. A boy is born on the boat. The boat is then attacked by a group of pirates (Manop Aussawathep, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Adinan Singhiran and Taksin Jampol). The baby life is spared and is named Ai Klang. During his youth, Ai Klang is trained to use all weapons. Salai (Wiyada Umarin) likes Ai Klang since her childhood. Ai Klang (Sorapong Chatree) has a reputation of having extraordinary skills as storm child (ลูกพายุ). He is disliked by some pirates (Dam Datsakorn, Somsak Chaisongkram, Rith Luecha and Phaophan Phongnathee) on the island. During a boat attack, the father is injured and the diviner predicts a bad omen for the village (ดาวบอก). Ai Klang and Sarapat, the other son (ลูกพ่อ), keep arguing over Salai. Their pirate (สลัด) village is located on an island. Normally they never keep survivors to avoid their hidden village to be discovered. Sarapat keeps a young lady called Chom (Duangcheewan Komolsen) for his father. She becomes in fact his mistress. Salai's family members are accused of theft. In fact, their crime is to have seen Sarapat and his mistress Chom together. Through a deadly game, two are shot but the father survives as Ai Klang fails, on purpose, to hit him three times. Ai Klang rescues a young lady Malai (Nantana Ngao Krajang) whose boat is wrecked on the island. It causes Salai's jealousy. While bringing her back to her father, Ai Klang is recognized as pirate and needs to flee. Ai Klang learns from Salai's father that he is not the real son of the pirates’ leader. While the father is away, the bad pirates get rid of Salai's father despite Ai Klang's resistance. Ai Klang is attached to a pole during rising tide but Salai helps him before he gets drowned. Sarapat takes over the island while his father is away. When the father is back, he is captured. While Sarapat and his men celebrate their victory, the island volcano wakes up. Ai Klang and a number of men faithful to the father attack the renegade pirates. Fight is fierce but they win. Salai is killed during the fightings. Ai Klang ends up fighting with his father as he killed his real parents twenty years ago. He is unable to kill him as twenty years together have created strong filial bonds. To acknowledge his mistake, the father announces that they all stop to be pirates! But it is too late as finally a tsunami wipes the island. Just before, the father sent Ai Klang and Malai to take refuge on higher grounds. ไอ้คลั่งทะเลโหด was released in year 1979 and features an impressive list of famous 1970s Thai actors. Star wars movie soundtrack is used. The movie was never released officially in VCD or DVD format but a VHS telezin version can be found around. It is supposed to be one of the few Thai movies shot in 70mm format.

เตือนใจ
เตือนใจ

Year: 1979

Thai title: เตือนใจ
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Adul Phijit

Main actor: Tuanton Kammeesri,Surasit Sattayawong,Lor Tok,Thep Thienchai
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Aranya Namwong,Monrudee Yamaphai,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng

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Surasit (Surasit Sattayawong) and Ratanaporn (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng) have a teenage daughter called Teuan Jai (Supansa Nuengpirom). New soldiers selection (ทหาร) is happening. Lor Tok is their instructor. Strong regulation (ระเบียบ) is taught to them. Young lady Teuan Jai meets one cadet in the bus while going to university. Monrudee Yamaphai as student is her close friend. Tuanton (Tuanton Kammeesri) is married to Aranya Namwong (เมียตำรวจ). He has often nightmares. He is still a low rank policeman making his wife unhappy about his status. Suphansa receives a love letter from one of the soldier. Finally a group of five young soldiers cadets and five young ladies students including Teuan Jai meet each other. They all go to Pattaya. All boys have same goal to serve their country. There are drunkard ruffians at the street entrance leading to Teuan Jai’s home. Arguments happen with the young soldiers cadets (นักเรียนเป็นทหาร). One evening, Teuan Jai is raped and killed (มนุษย์ใจสัตว์). A wallet is found with prints on it. The police officer Tuanton investigates on the issue. He visits by night the murdering place and the corpse storeroom (ห้องเก็บศพ) to look for evidences. Thep Thienchai is arrested but he is not the culprit. This murder has caused big emotion and Thai police has to broadcast a message encouraging young ladies to wear appropriate clothing. There is a comparison of young Thai people doing sacrifice to become soldiers and other young people behaving very badly. People having usefulness for the country versus people being a burden. Finally the policeman catches the killer thanks to scratches proofs in his shoulder. As he refuses to acknowledge the murder despite proofs found, the policeman has to force him by using some beatings. Tuanton is finally expelled from the police. This movie is based on a real story, which happened in 1961, where a group of hooligans raped and killed a young student called Teuan Jai PhuangNak. The DVD lasts 1h32mn but the original film is longer. The movie director is Adul Phijit (อดุล พิจิตต์).

อยู่อย่างเสือ
อยู่อย่างเสือ

Year: 1979

Thai title: อยู่อย่างเสือ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chai Meekunsut

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Settha Sirachaya,Manop Aussawathep,Nard Poowanai
Main actress: Piathip Kumwong,Lalana Sulawan,Duangcheewan Komolsen

An intensive deforestation is taking place in North of Thailand. Seua (Sorapong Chatree), young man, is back to his native city and is looking for a job. He met Duang, a former girlfriend. Priaw, Duang's brother, drives him to a neighbouring city, Mae Sot, where job opportunities are soaring. Seua meets Pop, an old friend, in order to get job recommendations. Seua is married but he comes alone. They have a drink in a bar. Two interesting characters are working in the bar, i.e. lady Toi (แม่เพลิงไฟ) and ladyboy (กะเทย) Aree, who is a musician and singer. Pop is shot while they are having a drink. A Police inspector (สารวัตร) is investigating the murder but no clues can be found regarding the murderer and cause. It seems to be linked to a corruption and bad influence case. Kamsaen, rich and influential man (พ่อเลี้ยง) , has a beautiful daughter called Kamyat. Pop was a family member but he was not well appreciated as he tried to seduce Kamyat. Seua tries to meet Kamsaen but to no avail. Some ruffians sent by Sinkon, Kamsaen’s close assistant, try but fail to drub Seua. Truth has to be hidden and it is a strong message that Seua should stop investigating on Pop’s death. The bar manager is shot also. Seua is seriously beaten at the head as he refuses to stop investigating. While driving, Sinkon is also shot by the hitman. A former policeman, Natheum, passing by, sees the hitman’s face. All witnesses are killed one by one. Illegal forest concessions (ตัดไม้เถื่อน) business is suspected. Threatening letters are now received by Seua. A plan is prepared with the police inspector. They break over the ruffians directly inside the forest. Shootings happen between police and the ruffians. They release Kamsaen and his daughter held prisoners inside a hut. The ruffian leader succeeds to escape and is still unknown. Natheum is Seua's old friend. While having a drink in the bar, he recognizes Aree as the hitman. Kamsaen has been simulating his capture and is in fact the real headmaster. Toi is his mistress. Kamsaen is killed while trying to resist to the police. Seua, carrying a Magnum 357 gun, revenges his friend Pop by shooting Aree. The magnum 357 is certainly influenced by inspector Harry movies with Clint Eastwood. This movie is a typical action movie from decades 1970s-1980s and features the finest Thai actors and actresses.

นาคี
นาคี

Year: 1979

Thai title: นาคี
English title: Nakee

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

Thai movie นาคี was released in year 1979 and lasts 2h04mn. Director is รัตน์ เศรษฐภักดี. Actors and actresses are เบญจวรรณ บุญญกาศ, ทินกร ปฎิพัฒน์, รังสิต จันทรนิยมานนท์, ปิยะรัตน์ ปรัชชญา, สุทัศน์ อินทรานุปกรณ์, ศรีพงษ์ มานิตย์, ก. เก่งทุกทาง, กาญจนา กิจสง่า, ทองฮะ. This movie doesn't feature any famous actors or actresses. The same story was also released two times through Thai TV series (in 1988 with Ekapan Banleurit and in 2016). Following the popularity of Thai TV serie Nakee in year 2016, the 1979 version was released again in DVD format. A VHS version was also released many years ago. It is a shorter version lasting only 1h26mn but the image is much sharper and recorded from TV channel 3. A few songs are featured as this was often a tradition in 1970s movies (หนังเพลง). There are also some Molam songs. Phi Kaem has captured a big snake (งูขาว) for a foreigner. One young lady is upset by this as she believes it is sacred deity (งูเจ้าแม่). She even claims to be Nakee (เจ้าแม่นาคี) herself. At nighttime the snakes escape. The snakes hunters are all killed. The young lady remains with her baby. 20 years have passed. A group of students with their teacher (อาจารย์) are investigating on an old site in Isan area. They found a Nakee mummy (รูปปั้น). One of the students sees the mummy becoming a real woman but nobody believes him. While they are travelling on a raft, an eclipse occurs. The raft hits the cliff and all fall in the water. Four students only are left over following the accident, 3 men and one woman. An undertaker helps to keep 4 corpses. The remaining students are unsure if it is their friends or not. The undertaker opens the coffins but only snakes can be found. The undertaker himself falls in a coffin and dies. Two students died because of snakes. As the village leader refuses to launch an investigation as they are afraid of Nakee, the students and teacher threaten to complain to police. As one of the students, called Kosakon, insults the snake deity as a lure invented by the local shaman (หมอผี), the villagers throw him in a dark cave, where resides Nakee. The student finds a beautiful lady in the cave and they become lovers. Her name is Kam Kaew (คำแก้ว). The student is under the influence of Kam Kaew (ตกในอำนาจของคำแก้ว). An old man is back to the village and warns the student that his wife is a ghost (ผี). The old man wishes to take revenge over Nakee. The student Kosakon puts a sacred necklace around Kam Kaew's neck to neutralize her. She takes refuge in her cave. She has to fast 100 days to become human per advice of เจ้าปู่ศรีสุทโธนาค. Meanwhile villagers decide to storm the cave. The villagers wish to burn the mother and Kosakon in order to force Nakee to exit from the cave. About to become a human, Nakee gives up in order to help Kosakon. She becomes a giant snake and kills the bad villagers. Kosakon wishes to be reunited with Kam Kaew but she is now dead. The only way he can help her is to become a monk and to pray for her redemption in next life.

อยุธยาที่ข้ารัก
อยุธยาที่ข้ารัก

Year: 1979

Thai title: อยุธยาที่ข้ารัก
English title: The last day of Ayudhya

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Yodchai Meksuwan,Piya Trakulrard,Surasit Sattayawong,Tawan Siriwat,Lor Tok,Pipop Pupinyo,Pan Borapet
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Chosri Misommon,Somjit Sapsamruey,Marasri Bangchang,Sulaleewan Suwanthat

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Thai movie อยุธยาที่ข้ารัก / The last day of Ayudhya was released in year 1979 and lasts 2h18mn. The movie features many songs. The Thai chief soldier (Tawan Siriwat) is a traitor. Young lady Lam Duan (พนิดา ทองทัต) helps the Thai King (Surasit Sattayawong) to flee. Ayutthaya city is burnt and destroyed as the traitor opens the door to Burmese soldiers. Resistance is on. Lam Duan and her husband Reuang (Yodchai Meksuwan) try to kill the Burmese King but they fail and are sentenced to death. They promise to love each other every life (ทุกชาติ) and to kill the Thai traitor. 200 years have passed. Lam Duan is reborn under MouMou’s name. Reuang is reborn under Decha’s name. Sulaleewan Suwanthat is playing MouMou’s mother. Dam (Pipop Pupinyo) kidnaps the subdistrict headman’s daughter. Decha (Yodchai Meksuwan) likes painting and falls for Noi (Pawana Chanajit), a good heart prostitute. Decha is hired (นับสืบ) by a rich lady (Somjit Sapsamruey) to find her lost granddaughter (หลานสาวเศรษฐี). Dam buys a young lady called MouMou (พนิดา ทองทัต) for 3 nights from her parents but she refuses and escape after hitting Dam. Decha finally helps her but she doesn't trust believing he is another rapist. They take refuge in a cave. At nighttime, Decha dreams that MouMou is Noi and makes love to her. He promises to be responsible of his acts. Chased by Dam's ruffians including Pan Borapet, MouMou splits with Decha to attract the ruffians. She is unfortunately shot by ruffians and falls from a cliff. Toon (Lor Tok) is Decha's assistant. Lor Tok as medium (คนทรง) convinces the grandmother that Noi is her lost granddaughter. If Decha marries Noi, lost granddaughter, then they will have 1M baht to share! On the wedding day, MouMou is back. She wants to get her husband Decha back. Krung was the one to rescue MouMou when she falls from the cliff. He wishes to marry her but she refuses as she loves Decha, her husband in this life and previous life as Reuang. In order not to lose 1M baht, Noi has to accept to share Decha with MouMou. One day in alternance (โควตา) but jealousy makes it impossible to happen. Krung Srivilai has finally a small role in this movie but he is displayed on the poster as the main actor. Decha and Noi plan to send MouMou to a psychiatric hospital. She rebels and when facing Tawan Siriwat, she reminds he was the traitor in Ayutthaya and stabs him. The rich lady realises that her missed granddaughter is MouMou and not Noi! MouMou flees and reaches Ayutthaya. There, disappointed by life, she becomes a nun.

แก้วหน้าม้า
แก้วหน้าม้า

Year: 1979

Thai title: แก้วหน้าม้า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

This movie is about a famous folktale of Thailand. Nang Kaew Na Ma has a face similar to a horse. She finds the lost kite of Prince Pinthong and accepts to give it back because he promises to marry her. She now stays inside the King palace. She loves the prince but love is not reciprocal. He doesn't want to fulfill his promise. She harasses him up to his room. The King gives her an impossible mission to perform within 7 days, i.e. bring a part of mystical Mount Meru. If she succeeds she can marry the Prince Pinthong. She goes on her journey. She found an hermit on the way. He does have on pity her and provides her new powers. She is now able to remove her horse face and to appear as a beautiful woman at anytime. He also provides her a magic boat to perform her task. She brings back a rock from Mount Meru. The prince flees from the palace but she follows him. He flees again to marry another princess and takes a boat to the princess kingdom. Kaew Na Ma also goes to this Kingdom and changes her appearance into a beautiful villager. Prince Pinthong sees the beautiful lady in the waterfall and makes her pregnant. On the way back to his kingdom, the Prince Pinthong's boat is wrecked on a remote island. There are giants eating human flesh. Kaew Na Ma transforms herself in a soldier to fight and overcome the giants. Prince Pinthong brings back two daughters from the giant King. Back to Prince Pinthong's kingdom, Nang Kaew Na Ma shows him a baby she claims to be their son. He has to acknowledge this fact even if he claims he didn't do anything with Kaew Na Ma. Another giant decides to take revenge on Prince Pinthong and the Kingdom. The prince needs Kaew Na Ma again to fight the giants. She overcome them again. Finally as the Prince Pinthong sees that Kaew Na Ma is really good hearted, he declares his true love to Kaew Na Ma. She changes her appearance into a beautiful woman forever. This story has been adapted in multiple Thai TV series also.

สุดสาคร
สุดสาคร

Year: 1979

Thai title: สุดสาคร
English title: Sudsakorn

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payut Ngaokrachang

Main actor:
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang

Thai cartoon สุดสาคร / Sudsakorn was released on year 1979 and lasts 1h12mn. It was released only on VHS format. There is a sequence showing how the cartoon was made (การผลิดหนัง). This cartoon was done through traditional way at the end of decade 1970s. Hundreds of thousands of drawings were done. Director is Payut Ngaokrachang (ปยุต เงากระจ่าง). Payut Ngaokrachang wished to make the first Thai animation film and faced many difficulties while making this animation film (resource issues, money issues...). He almost became blind after having worked for 3 years on this animation film. His daughter, the veteran actress Nantana Ngao Krajang, can be seen in the introduction sequence as a painter. This cartoon is featuring a character from a Thai literary work, Phra Aphai Mani, by the poet Sunthorn Phu. A prince, called Phra Aphai Mani (พระอภัยมณี), flees from a lady Yak by riding a mermaid. The mermaid is pregnant and delivers a baby son. His name is Sudsakorn. Luang Ta (หลวงตา / พระฤๅษี) helps. Sudsakorn is human and not half fish. Finally the hermit takes the child away to raise it. The hermit trains the kid to be able to fight also. Sudsakorn dominates a shark but he fails to master a mystic unicorn (ม้านิลมังกร). Sudsakorn wishes to find his father. The hermit provides some magical items (ไม้เท้าวิเศษ) to Sudsakorn in order to fight against enemies. He leaves his mum (ลาก่อน แม่.). On the way to find his father, Sudsakorn, riding his unicorn, is attacked by ghosts (ผีสิง). Following fierceful fightings during 7 days and 7 nights, the hermit gives Sudsakorn a hand too. The hermit warns him about ghosts ( ผีดิบ). Sudsakorn meets a naked beggar on another island. Pretending teaching some new magic to him, the beggar (ชีเปลือย) pushes Sudsakorn from a cliff and steals the unicorn. The beggar uses it to reach the kingdom. Once again Luang Ta helps Sudsakorn to escape. Sudsakorn chases the old beggar. He is finally forgiven by the local king, who also adopts Sudsakorn. Sudsakorn travels on a fleet. Butterfly ghosts (ผีเสื้อยักษ์) attack the fleet but Sudsakorn defeats them.

ตะเคียนคะนอง
ตะเคียนคะนอง

Year: 1979

Thai title: ตะเคียนคะนอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Lor Tok,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Ampha Pusit

A young woman is coming to her village to see her father. She announces him that you will soon marry with a Bangkok teacher. A tough guy, who is fond of her, rapes her and she dies. But her spirit is back and threatens villagers. The spirit looks for justice and wants to stay with the Bangkok teacher forever...

เลือดทมิฬ
เลือดทมิฬ

Year: 1979

Thai title: เลือดทมิฬ
English title: Revenge

Rating: 4/5
Director: Pisarn Akraseranee

Main actor: Pisarn Akraseranee,Lak Apichat,Witoon Karuna,Pipop Pupinyo,Sor Asanajinda,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Somjit Sapsamruey

Thai movie เลือดทมิฬ was released in year 1979 and lasts 2h04mn. The movie was never released in Thailand but a VHS with Swedish subtitles was released in decade 1980s in Sweden. This movie was also shown on Thai TV cable under a 1h32mn short version. Movie director is Pisarn Akraseranee. Movie starts with a speech about Thai soldiers protecting Thailand, Buddhism, the King and sacrificing their life to perform their duty. Da (Lak Apichat), Tong (Pisarn Akraseranee), Witoon (Witoon Karuna) are three soldiers and friends. The three friends end up in a bar during a recreation. Da fight against Wang (Pipop Pupinyo) regarding a lady. Tong is back to countryside to meet his parents Sor Asanajinda, Somjit Sapsamruey and his sister Prang. He meets Song (Naowarat Yooktanun), daughter of local mafia leader (เจ้าพ่อ) Boonleut. Boonleut wishes to get their land. Yord (Manop Aussawathep) is used as ruffian to force them. Yot (จีรศักดิ์ ปิ่นสุวรรณ) is another tough guy working for Boonleut. Sri Thong has become Yot's wife but she still loves Tong as she was forced by Yot. Today is Naowarat's birthday party. Upset that Sri Thong told the truth to Tong, Yot decides to send her working to a brothel (เข้าซ่อง). Sri Tong hangs herself following multiple rapes by Yot's men. While Tong is guarding Sri Thong's body, Boonleut, Yot and his men storm Tong's home, killing his parents and raping Prang. Tong kills two men and is now aware that Boonleut, Yot and Yord are behind. Police cannot help. Tong refuses to incinerate his parents' bodies until he has done justice himself. Prang, following shame and her parents' death, also hangs herself. Tong's life is in havoc. Tong wishes to revenge. He storms the ruffians' place and axes many of them. He then chases Yord by car and speed boat but Boonleut and his men embuscade him. Tong escapes death as police arrives at the right time. Tong flees from hospital and takes refuge in North of Thailand in Da's home. Da, Tong and Witoon are back with war weapons. They storm the ruffians' home and perform a rampage. Yot is hanged by Tong. Tong loses sanity as he shoots unarmed members of Boonleut. Yord is also killed and Song, Boonleut’s daughter, is captured. Tong behaves badly with Song (เหมือนคนบ้า, สัตว์นรก, ไม่ใช่คน) but finally recognizes he is wrong as she is not responsible of her father’s behavior. Song understands Tong and flees with him. Romance start between Tong and Song. Meanwhile police is chasing them as Boonleut believes Tong forces his daughter to follow him. About to be captured by Police, Thong asks Song to shoot him as he doesn’t want to end up all his life in jail. Song follows him… เลือดทมิฬ is a powerful and violent movie.

ไอ้ฟ้าผ่า
ไอ้ฟ้าผ่า

Year: 1979

Thai title: ไอ้ฟ้าผ่า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sawin Sawangrat,Phairoj Jaising,Boo Wibunnan,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
Main actress: Lalana Sulawan,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Ratchanoo Boonchuduang

A new baby is born and is called Ai Fa Pha (ไอ้ฟ้าผ่า) as it is born during a storm. Many years have passed. Yoo (Krung Srivilai) is back from university. His surname is Fa Pha. He is expecting his girlfriend Anoolok (Lalana Sulawan) to wait for him at the bus station but he is welcomed by three ruffians when getting off the bus. Even police led by Phalat, a corrupted official (ราชการเลวๆ), wants to catch him. Yoo takes refuge with his old friend bandit (เสือ) Beung (Phairoj Jaising). The sub-district headman (กำนัน) Pho is having forced land promises of sale with many villagers including Sin (Sayan Chantaraviboon). Beung is a mix of Robin Wood and thief forcing bad guys such as the local rice reseller to be more honest. Yoo and Beung want to help Sin who is treated like a slave by the sub-district headman family. Sin loves Kru, the daughter of Kamnan Pho. Beung kills both the brother and the father. Phalat accepts bribe (ใช้อำนาจ) from a Thai Chinese businessman. Beung wants to arrange a wedding between Sin and Kru but finally Kru becomes Yoo's fiancee as Sin doesn't want to be forced anymore! Phalat wishes to marry Anoolak. But she is still awaiting for Yoo. Her father was forced to fiance her with Phalat due to some debts. Phalat organizes kidnapping of Anoolak. She finally escapes thanks to Sin. Beung shoots the Chinese businessman to stop corruption. Young lady Nokarin likes Beung, an eternal bachelor. Fa Pa, convinced by his family and Anoolak, finally surrenders to the police and his complaints are heard by the district officer. Palat and his acolytes are dismissed (ยุติธรรม). The weddings Yoo / Anoolak and Sin / Kru can happen. But Palat wishes for revenge. They storm the wedding ceremony and shoot guests. The ruffians are defeated but Sin and Beung are shot dead while trying to protect each other. It is linked to their karma. Good deeds are recompensed but bad deeds are paid. Beung’s killings are finally paid despite he killed bad people only. A few romantic songs are performed during the movie.

โป่งกระทิง
โป่งกระทิง

Year: 1979

Thai title: โป่งกระทิง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Dam Datsakorn,Yodchai Meksuwan,Phairoj Jaising,Man Teeraphol
Main actress: Prissana Chabaprai,Duangjai Hathaikarn

Thai action movie โป่งกระทิง was released in year 1979. Main actors are Krung Srivilai and Prissana Chabaprai. This movie is lost in Thailand. The three last reels are only left to be seen. Phairoj Jaising and three ladies (Duangjai Hathaikarn, Prissana Chabaprai) including Kaew are having issues with ruffians. They decide to fight back. Shootings are exchanged with ruffians. Krung Srivilai as policeman (หัวหน้าสถานีคนใหม่) tries to arrest the ruffians. Det (Dam Datsakorn) and Man Teeraphol are the ruffians’ leaders. Yodchai Meksuwan is subdistrict headman. Det is using bad influence (อิทธิพล) over the area. Det and Phi Khun are buying weapons (อาวุธ). Their den is surrounded by policemen led by Krung but they refuse to give up. Heavy shootings happen. Det is finally captured.

นรกแตก
นรกแตก

Year: 1979

Thai title: นรกแตก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising,Dam Datsakorn,Kecha Plianvithee,Lak Apichat,Pipop Pupinyo,Boo Wibunnan,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Prissana Chabaprai,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Deuan Tem Salitul

Thai movie นรกแตก was released in year 1979. It features Sombat Methanee and Krung Srivilai. This action movie is lost in Thailand but a trailer lasting 1 minute 30 seconds is left to be seen. The short trailer shows Sombat (ยิ่ง มหายศ) receiving sacred tattoos from a famous monk from South of Thailand so giving him mystical power, a knife fight between Sombat and Dam. Other actors are Phairoj Jaising, Pipop Pupinyo, Dam Datsakorn, Duangcheewan Komolsen, Kecha Plianvithee, Lak Apichat, Nantana Ngao Krajang, Boo Wibunnan, Prissana Chabaprai. This movie was a mixed of action and mystic (หนังบู๊ผสมไสยศาสตร์) same as เสาร์ 5 (1976). There are ghosts (ผีดิบ) and pirates (โจรสลัด). Director was Phayung Phayakul (พยุง พยกุล). The main actress in this director’s movies is always his own wife, i.e. Prissana Chabaprai.

แค้นไอ้เพลิน
แค้นไอ้เพลิน

Year: 1979

Thai title: แค้นไอ้เพลิน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Pleun Promdaen, Tawan Siriwat
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin

Thai movie แค้นไอ้เพลิน was released in year 1979. It features Pleun Promdaen (เพลิน พรหมแดน) as main actor and Wiyada Umarin as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand. Only a one minute trailer and a few other sequences from damaged film are left. It is an action movie with a special actor, i.e. a country folk singer speaking little but hitting hard. The left sequences show action scenes such as two men hanging on helicopter or shooting sequence. Other actors are Tawan Siriwat and two new actresses นิดา and ลดาวัลย์. The movie was not successful at box office.

อวนดำ
อวนดำ

Year: 1979

Thai title: อวนดำ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Krai Kanchit,Sukon Koewliam,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Sulaleewan Suwanthat,Tanyarat Lohanan,Orasa Isarangkul,Tharika Thidathip

Thai movie อวนดำ was released in year 1979. 1h40mn is left to be seen. Lom (Sombat Methanee) is hired to protect the interests of a company involved in fishery in Mahachai. The owner’s daughter called Nori (Aranya Namwong) is concerned about Lom’s righteousness. The movie dares a scene with two actresses (including Orasa Isarangkul) kissing each other. Net (Manop Aussawathep) brings money to local mafia leader Prachuap Ruekyamdee. Bulam (Tanyarat Lohanan), selling soup, is upset with these two ladies. So she uses Net and his ruffians to bully the ladies (รังแกผู้หญิง). Lom (Sombat Methanee) being around kicks the ruffians. Net asks Lom for one to one fighting on the next day. Krai, Sukon Koewliam, Lak Apichat are part of Lom's team. Lom defeats Net and wins. Grand mother (Sulaleewan Suwanthat) takes care about the girls. While scuba diving, Nori finds some war weapons on an island. Ruffians, aware that Nori discovered their hidden hideaway, put a bomb in her boat but she escapes to death. Bulam is now bullied by the ruffians but this time, Don Manora (Krung Srivilai) helps her. To join Net's team, Don agrees to knock out Lom but he fails. Don flees with Bulam. Don wishes to meet นาย Prachuap as he wishes to work for him. At nighttime he investigates their warehouses and finds boxes full of M16 weapons. Prachuap is upset as his stock of weapons hidden on the island has disappeared. Simulating being a spirit doctor (หมอดู), Phairoj Jaising is visiting the ruffians site. He meets เสีย Prachuap's girlfriend (Tharika Thidathip). Jaising is undercover policeman. He is recognised and captured. Don succeeds to release him and flees with Bulam. The ruffians succeed to kidnap the ladies again. Fightings happen with the police. Ruffians are overcome. Net tries to flee with the van with the girls and runs over Prachuap. He finally crashes the van in a ravine causing his death and death of Bulam also. Nori finally understands that Lom, Don and Jaising are all policemen.

เสือภูเขา
เสือภูเขา

Year: 1979

Thai title: เสือภูเขา
English title: The Mountain Lion

Rating: 4/5
Director: Kom Akadej

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Nit Alisa

Lao Thong (Sorapong Chatree) is a Hmong leaving in Northern part of Thailand. He has a wife called Siew Fa and a young boy named Soo Noi. While he is away, his wife Siew Fa has been kidnapped by ruffians, who have been threatening the mountain villagers since years. Lao Thong's nickname is the Mountain Lion (เสือภูเขา) as he can run very fast. Lao Thong goes after the ruffians and find their camp. Their leader is Museudam. Lao Thong and Siew Fa have to kill Chayo, Museudam's brother, in order to escape from the ruffians' camp. They need to flee with their son from the Hmong village as Museudam seeks for revenge. Unfortunately Lao Thong and his family are captured by another ruffians group. Hopefully their leader, Cha Teun, is a former sergeant who knows well Lao Thong. Some ruffians believe they are undercover policemen so Lao Thong has to fight and defeat them to win his freedom. Opium trade has always been a huge traffic in Northern Thailand due to Golden Triangle (Burma, Laos and Thailand). Lao Pho (Lak Apichat) is a Hmong village working with the police border to neutralize local ruffian gangs. Cha Teun's gang is attacked by the Police. Cha Teun believes that Lao Thong is the traitor who warned the police. Then both gangs decide to take revenge over him. They decide to hire another Hmong as only a lion can catch a lion. His wife, Siew Fa, is injured. Na Cha (Jarunee Sooksawad), Lao Pho's sister, helps them. Museudam and Cha Teun try to hire Lao Pho (แมวไม่ฆ่าแมว) but to no avail. So Museudam kills Lao Pho's father and accuses Lao Thong so he suceeds to convince Lao Pho's to chase Lao Thong. Na Cha fights very well but is in fact a girl. Siew Fa finally kills herself to avoid being the one slowing her family down. Lao Thong takes revenge over the ruffians, who disband. The two ruffian groups even kill each other and only Cha Teun succeeds to flee as his own gang is wiped away. A love story starts between Lao Thong and Na Cha. Na Cha succeeds to convince her brother that the culprit is Museudam and not Lao Thong. Museudam kidnaps Lao Thong's son. Lao Thong, Cha Teun, Na Cha and Lao Pho storm the ruffians' campement. Ruffians are defeated but Lao Pho dies while protecting Lao Thong. The Mountain Lion is one of the most famous movies directed by Kom Akadej. It is shot within beautiful Thai northern landscapes. It was one of the few Thai movies dealing about Hmong community. The Mountain Lion - เสือภูเขา (1979) movie remains famous for its Kung Fu scenes. This film was one of the first to mix elaborate stunt work and well choreographed fight scenes.

ลาบเลือด
ลาบเลือด

Year: 1979

Thai title: ลาบเลือด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Phairoj Jaising,Manop Aussawathep,Sawin Sawangrat,Rith Luecha,Pipop Pupinyo
Main actress: Piathip Kumwong,Mayura Thanabutr,Duangjai Hathaikarn

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Drunk ruffians are terrorizing a shop while listening to an old Boney M song. Sukol gives them a lesson. Seuabin (Rith Luecha) is the leader of the ruffians. They kidnap villagers and force them to work as slaves (ทาส). Sukol (Sombat Methanee) is working in a gambling den (บ่อน). He meets his old friend Phairoj Jaising. They were former Thai soldiers during the war in Laos. Both of them have been requested to meet in this remote Isan city by their old friend Siaw (Manop Aussawathep). Siaw requests help as his two sisters, Bao (Mayura Thanabutr) and Mon (Duangjai Hathaikarn), have disappeared. They are part of the working slaves (ทำไร่กัญชา) and have been lured by fake job offers. Bao is sick but to get medicine from the guards, women have to offer their body. No problem (มาเลย) for Chai (Piathip Kumwong), who is a former kind hearted prostitute, in order to help Bao. As usual Pipop Pupinyo is playing the ruthless ruffian also. Sukol loves to eat Larb Luat dish (ลาบเลือด). Phairoj, simulating to be an up country bumpkin, is recruited as worker by the agency offering expensive fake jobs. Seua Ling (Sawin Sawangrat) is the big boss. Meanwhile showing his fighting and shooting skills, Sakol is recruited by Seua Ling. Rivalry happens between Sakol and Seuabin as both are skilled gunman (มือปืน). When Chai is sick, nobody is helping her (ใจหมา). She dies during the night refusing Mon to sacrifice herself for her. Sakol asks Siaw to provide explosives. Sawin has an important 500 kg shipment to be done so extra ruffians come. New plan is to release all inmates and not only the two sisters. Seuabin prepares a putsch against Seua Ling as he is upset that Seua Ling is too friendly with Sakol and also wishing to get a bigger share of money. The plan seems to go wrong when Seuabin captures and tortures Sakol to know the truth. Phairoj organises the inmates uprising and uses weapons hidden by Siaw in the field. Through a thrilling and explosive final, all ruffians are defeated or killed. Finally Siaw offers his two sisters to Sakol and Phairoj as rewards. ลาบเลือด is a 2h08mn Thai western.

ฤทธิ์หมัดไร้เทียมทาน
ฤทธิ์หมัดไร้เทียมทาน

Year: 1979

Thai title: ฤทธิ์หมัดไร้เทียมทาน
English title: Writing Kung Fu

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Bolo Yeung
Main actress: Runglawan Sripatimakul

Thai HK movie ฤทธิ์หมัดไร้เทียมทาน / "Writing Kung Fu" / 文打 was released in year 1979 and it lasts 1h20mn. Two versions were released. One for the Hong Kong market with John Cheung. One for the Thai market with Thai actor Sombat Methanee. Thai version is lost. Robbery happens during tea war. John Cheung is playing a teacher for poor children. The teacher is expelled by the ruffians from the city. They always tease him. He cannot support it anymore. Only a little girl follows her. He brings her back to his mother (Runglawan Sripatimakul). Runglawan encourages him to teach children as scholars are needed for the country development. Two men, one blind man and his assistant, seek revenge towards a strong thug (Bolo Yeung) following murders in Vietnam. Money to build the school is stolen. The ruffians’ leader claim scholars are useless. Children better learn Kung Fu than going to school. The strong thug rapes and kills the daughter. Her mother is found dead also. The ruffians’ leader’s sister has to beware of the strong thug as he befriends with her father. The blind and his assistant try to take revenge but they fail. Another beggar also fails but before dying he trains the teacher, who can transform himself from a coward chicken into an eagle. The teacher invents a new Kung Fu with movement simulating writing Chinese characters. Meanwhile the strong thug kills all the ruffians including the leader's sister. The teacher chases after him and defies him. Following a difficult fight, the teacher is about to be defeated but succeeds to give a fatal blow to the strong thug. Before dying, the children tell him a last time that they want to come back with him to study.

วีรกรรม นปข
วีรกรรม นปข

Year: 1979

Thai title: วีรกรรม นปข
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Kecha Plianvithee
Main actress: Duangcheewan Komolsen

Thai movie วีรกรรม นปข was released in year 1979. The movie is lost in Thailand but a few minutes trailer remains to be seen. It is a war movie highlighting sacrifice, patriotism (หนังแนวรักชาติ) and duty. Known actors are Kecha Plianvithee, Duangcheewan Komolsen and actor เสกสิทธิ์ สวัสดิ์รักษ์. This movie was not so successful as it lack a famous main actor as selling added value.

ไอ้ถึก
ไอ้ถึก

Year: 1979

Thai title: ไอ้ถึก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Kecha Plianvithee,Rith Luecha,Lor Tok,Thep Thienchai
Main actress: Chosri Misommon,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Yuwathida Surasawadee

Movie ไอ้ถึก was released in year 1979 and lasts 1h58mn. It is a funny comedy showing the discovery of Bangkok and its modernism by three bumpkins. Lazy husband Sayan (Sayan Chantaraviboon) is chased from home by his wife (Chosri Misommon). His friends are Yiem (Sorapong Chatree) and Phabai (Thep Thienchai). The three friends are fired from their respective home (อยู่วัดตั้งแต่เกิด, home, mistress). They need to find ways to survive. They decide to go to Bangkok (บ้านนอกเข้ากรุง). Various funny situations happen as they are not used to Bangkok modern way of life. They have arguments in a restaurant with ruffians (นักเลง). The ruffians were hired by two young ladies to release their sister Nong Suda kidnapped by Decha (Kecha Plianvithee) and Rith Luecha. The ladies hire the three friends instead. They succeed to release Suda. During the escape, they also take a case belonging to Decha. Ruffians want to get back the suitcase (กระเปาะขอคืน) as it contains important documents related to their business. The three ladies bring the three friends around Bangkok (Happy Land attraction park, Pattaya). They also discover hotels and massage (นวด). As a fighting erupts in the massage parlour, Khun Prangsee (Duangcheewan Komolsen) brings them to her home. They finally befriend with her husband played by Lor Tok (คุณผู้ชายมาแล้ว). After multiple failed trials, Decha finally gets back his suitcase but also kidnaps again Suda and her sisters. The police believes the three friends are responsible of the kidnapping. A fair (งานฉลอง) organized by Khun Prangsee's husband turns to a disaster as police tries to arrest them. By fleeing, the three friends bring the Police by luck to Decha's house. Ruffians are captured. Ladies are released and the three friends are innocented. They prefer to go back to their village than staying in Bangkok. The three ladies bring them to their village but finally flee as Yiem's house collapse on them, as it is discovered that Sayan is already married, as Phabai offers a weird amulet (ปลัดขลิก)!

แดร็กคูล่าต๊อก
แดร็กคูล่าต๊อก

Year: 1979

Thai title: แดร็กคูล่าต๊อก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Lor Tok

Main actor: Nirut Sirijanya,Sawin Sawangrat,Settha Sirachaya,Lor Tok,Sithao Petcharoen,Sompong Phonmitr,Kokheng
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Wiyada Umarin

Klom (Nirut Sirijanya) and Sae (Naiyana Shewanan) love each other. They wish to die together as their love story is impossible as Klom is poor and Sae's father wants her to marry kamnan Oi's son. Oi (Sawin Sawangrat) is an influential local ruffian. The son CheunKlan is played by veteran actor Settha Sirachaya. Some local ghosts (ผีกระสือ and ผีกระหัง) wish to help them as there are already enough spirits in the graveyard (ป่าช้า)! The male spirit helps Klom to give a lesson to CheunKlan and his sbires (มือปืน). The spirits have invited Dracula (ผีฝรั่ง) for a meeting in Thailand to discuss about issues they are facing (overpopulation in cemetery, people doing less donations to spirits...). The two fathers want CheunKlan and Sae (ลูกไม่รักดี) to get engaged. Dracula (Lor Tok) wants to discover Thailand (spicy food and disco). Dracula meets Oum (Wiyada Umarin), a young lady just dropped by her boyfriend. Sae simulates to be possessed (ผีเข้า) but both fathers hire a spirit doctor (หมอผี) to chase the spirit. Sae finally passed away (สิ้นใจ). To help Klom, the two ghosts prepare a plan, one is going to see the hell guardian (Sithao Petcharoen) to ask for clemency and one is possessing the body to prevent decay (เน่าเปื่อย). Klom visits hell to find Sae. He sees some people tortured as they did behave badly in their previous life (member of Parliament having lied and having made false promises...). Corruption is present in hell also! Finally Klong finds Sae in the heaven and get authorization to bring her spirit (วิญญาณ) back to earth. Meanwhile Dracula falls in love with Oum but later on kidnaps also Sae who is back from heaven. This comedy movie starts with a funny idea, sarcastic comments on Thai society but ends up crazily (บ้าบอ) with the real movie director complaining on Lor Tok acting as Dracula. Finally all flee in front of a real ghost. Veteran actor Sithao Petcharoen got a Thai cinema award for his comic role as hell guardian. A second part called หักเหลี่ยมแดร๊กคูล่า was released 7 years later in 1986.

เขยใหม่ปึ๋งปั๋ง
เขยใหม่ปึ๋งปั๋ง

Year: 1979

Thai title: เขยใหม่ปึ๋งปั๋ง
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Runglawan Sripatimakul,Chosri Misommon

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Kimtom is a young man part of a wealthy Chinese family established in Thailand since a few generations. Wo is a young lady part of a Thai traditional high society family (ผู้ดี). Kimtom and Wo love each other but both families refuse this union. The Chinese family wants a rich bride for Kimtom. The Thai family wants a famous family name to match their rank. The Thai high society family despises Chinese customs (strong accent - พูดไทยไม่ชัด, laugh loudly, No good manners - มารยาท, burping during diner). Kimtom wants to prove that Wo's mother is wrong. Wo's mother is pushing towards the son of a Thai rich family linked to old aristocracy. His name is Samkhan (สำคัญ). Kimtom comes to the diner dressed with Chinese traditional old clothes. As Wo's mother thinks that Chinese food is savorless (รสชืดชืด), she makes a very spicy curry for Kimtom! Kimtom's family makes a 2M Baht donation (บริจาค). Wo's family complains about new rich people (เศรษฐีใหม่) versus old aristocracy (เศรษฐีเก่า). It is Wo turn to go for a diner with the Chinese family. Funny situations happen as she doesn't know how to use chopsticks. Finally both families agree for a wedding but the wedding needs to include Chinese and Thai ceremonies. Kimtom doesn't feel well because Wo's mother doesn't accept him. The movie raises issues regarding multiracial weddings. There should be no border for love. The wife needs to stay in the husband's home according to Chinese customs. But Wo's mother keeps her at her home. Misunderstandings keep happening (ทำประชด). Wo is pregnant. The Chinese family wants a boy first. Then both families fight over the education of the child. Finally as Kimtom helps to prevent a robbery on Wo's mother jewels and they move to their own house, happiness and understanding happen again.

ตลกร้องไห้
ตลกร้องไห้

Year: 1979

Thai title: ตลกร้องไห้
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Lor Tok,Sahat Piempongsan,Sukon Koewliam,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Nipaporn Nongnuch,Malee Wetpraseri,Chosri Misommon

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Four comics have no success as their comical shows in slums or market are failures. One of them knows famous and rich comic Lor Tok and thinks to ask him to be their teacher (ครูบาอาจารย์). During one TV show, Lor Tok sees a young beautiful lady called Kloi (Nipaporn Nongnuch) singing a song related to old men attractiveness. He wants to know more about her. Lor Tok wishes to be her sponsor (ผู้อุปการะ) to help her to become famous. Lor Tok has become a capricious star (ดาราดังมาก, ลืมตัว, สร้างบารมี) believing his fame can allow him all excesses. Lor Tok rejects the four comics’ request to be their teacher and mentor. He has a wife and daughter already. His wife is unhappy as he changed a lot since being a star. Lor Tok wishes to drop everything for Kloi and promises house, car, career to her but she is afraid. His wife, fed up, considers to quit him (เลิก). Lor Tok has only Kloi in mind and refuses all movie, interview or show proposals as they are too low for a superstar like him. So he starts to alienate people around him. Lor Tok has no gratitude (ไม่มีกตัญญู) for show owners who helped him before when he was not famous (ไม่มีวันดับ). Following heavy drinking, Lor Tok has a car accident with Kloi. Lor Tok's wife flees away. His manager has to sell the house and two cars to cover the hospital expenses. He now lives with his daughter in a rented small bungalow. He keeps indulging in alcohol and had often serious pains in the chest. Finally without money, Lor Tok stops drinking and looks for show representations to pay for his daughter school fees. Nowadays people like comic groups and not anymore individual comic so he has no more success. The four guys are now a famous comic troupe in Thailand. His daughter is back with her mother. Finally Lor Tok accepts to play as a team with the four guys he denigrated before. He succeeds to regain fame (เป็นอาจารย์) and during a singing contest, Lor Tok sings a touching song regarding his life errors. At the end of the song, he dies following heart attack. On his cremation day, all his former friends including Kloi pay sincere homage to him.

บัณฑิตเหลือแดน
บัณฑิตเหลือแดน

Year: 1979

Thai title: บัณฑิตเหลือแดน
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Chai Meekunsut

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Lalana Sulawan,Nipaporn Nongnuch

A farmer couple with two young daughters quit their land to find jobs and a better life in Bangkok. Wan and her younger sister Wannee have now grown up. Their father wants them to study up to university and become บัณฑิต (graduate). Unfortunately he died before during an accident on a construction site. The mother is working in a short time motel and washes bed sheet. As Wan studies are expensive and the mother has a small salary, the mother has no choice but to accept sexual proposals from a customer called Atasit in order to get money for her daughter studies. Meanwhile Wan meets a young man called Narat and a love story starts. Following her mother disease and expensive hospital fees, Wan has also no choice than to sell her body to Atasit to get money. Atasit wants to meet her again but this transaction was only financial and based on necessity (ความจำเป็น). Narat asks to marry Wan. Meanwhile Atasit also seduces the younger sister Wannee for similar financial issues. Wan asks him to stop but he refuses. All the women of the same family have the same fate with Atasit because they are coming from a poor background. The mother tries to help her daughters. The daughters try to help their mother. The movie ends up tragically. Wannee dies due to miscarriage and heavy loss of blood. Wan decides to kill Atasit to have him pay for his sins but her mother kills him first in order to take the judicial blame and avoid ruining all the efforts done by her and her former husband to have Wan become a successful graduate. Finally Atasit was Narat's father... This damned life mixing poor people from the country side and rich Bangkokian people ends up in a wreckage for all.

ไร้เสน่หา
ไร้เสน่หา

Year: 1979

Thai title: ไร้เสน่หา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Chosri Misommon

Long ago, two sisters loved the same man but the elder married him. The younger never accepted this failure and became too emotive. Years after, when a bachelor comes to visit her sister's daughter, she reminds her past and thinks that he comes for her. She starts becoming crazy and tries to spoil their love using even a killer. Will she succeed?

คนกลางแดด
คนกลางแดด

Year: 1979

Thai title: คนกลางแดด
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Noppadol Duangporn
Main actress:

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Phlaew and Na have a small company producing ice and transporting it to customers. They share profit 50-50. They are living in a Bangkok slum where families support each other. Phaew is a nice guy. He is sending local children to school and help to send Maew, little girl having respiratory problems, to hospital. Poor children from slum have no time to do homework after school because they sell flowers, newspapers at traffic light intersections. It is a hard job to sell garlands and get revenue when it is the rainy season. Poor people has no time to study as they need to earn money to survive but get blamed by teacher when they arrive late to school or when they couldn't do homework because they were too tired. There is a contrast between rich children playing piano and poor children playing with bamboo. They dream of changing lifes, i.e. sell clothes instead of selling flower garlands. Elders are gambling and drinking. There are internal family fighting on savings. Pa, middle age woman, borrows money from local mafia den. Pa and Na lose at horse betting and Pa cannot reimburse the mafia den. Pa's husband fled away because of her gambling habit and because her daughter got handicapped by a cart while the mother played cards. Pa gets hit by mafia tough men because she cannot give money back. Phlae celebrates his birthday with all poor kids and Na. Alcohol helps them to forget their problems temporary. Phlaew discovers that Na was unfair with him since two years because he doesn't know how to read. Na didn't share the revenue honestly. Phlaew asks for 30 000 Baht to pay back Pa debts and to do good for her daughter Phae. Pa encounters Na when going to give back money to mafia. He convinces her to bet on Thai boxing following a tip he got. When he realizes that the money they bet is coming from Phlaew it is too late. Meanwhile the mafia tough guys are looking for Pa. They look after her daughter Phae to locate the mother. The local insane guy, who tries to protect Phae and Maew, is hit by a knife. Due to the fear, Maew died due to her respiratory problems. Phlaew asks for revenge. One of the participants brings them to the boss, who is getting and selling land from slums in order to build modern buildings. A deadly fight erupts in which Na gets shot. The boss gets badly hurt but survives. Slum people get caught by the Police. Before dying Maew, the little girl, has writen a text to celebrate the Bangkok 200 years anniversary. Bangkok development is done on the back of poor people. Bangkok is not an angel city anymore. People in slum are moved from one place to another following Bangkok development. To chase people from slums, their houses are often burnt. This movie highlights their difficult and poor living condition (youngsters addicted to cheap drugs, poverty, insalubrity...) but they still have a good heart towards each other in a similar way to people living in up-country villages. "คนกลางแดด" means the people under the sun. Slum people same as villagers are second class citizen. This movie has also been registered as National Heritage per the 2016 list released by the Thai Film Archive.

หนองหมาว้อ
หนองหมาว้อ

Year: 1979

Thai title: หนองหมาว้อ
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Surasee Phatham

Main actor: Noppadol Duangporn
Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth

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The teacher called Piya is dead but the young lady teacher continues to stay in the village. Farmers have many debts, so are forced to sell at low price the harvest before reaping. They are being cheated. The young lady teacher convinces the farmers to unite themselves in cooperatives in order to sell in common after reaping and to get the "real" market price. One hundred chariots leaded by buffaloes bring the rice into the city. But the powerful buyers don't agree... Her life is in danger.

ไผ่แดง
ไผ่แดง

Year: 1979

Thai title: ไผ่แดง
English title: Red bamboo

Rating: 5/5
Director: Permpol Choei-arun

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Suchao Pongwilai,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress: Lalana Sulawan

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Red bamboo is a novel writen by famous writer M.R. Kukrit Pramoj in 1954. It was reprinted 19 times and translated in 9 languages. It is adapted from "The Little World of Don Camillo". The movie deals about the opposition between the new faith (Communism) and the old faith (Buddhism). It is about the conflicts that arose between traditional Thai village life and the forces of modernization that were transforming the country. It takes place in Isan region, northeastern part of Thailand. It is the hot season. Kwen is a local villager but he is seen as a communist even if he doesn't fully understand the doctrine foundations. He wants to refuse the help from government. Monk and government are working together to give food to poor villagers. Evan Luang Pho Buddha statue is magically giving advice to the abbot, Sompan, as sometimes he has also doubts ansd weaknesses. Kwen, the red communist, helps villagers and challenges the local power regarding debt cycle and the current society behavior. When Kwen was a child, he was friend (สหาย) with Sompan. Kwen believes that religion is hurt by the politics as they are too close. The government uses the Buddhist religion as an ally. Both Sompan, the abbot, and Kwen, the red communist, want to help poor people but not in the same way. The abbot is seen as a traitor (ทรยศ) by the communists. The rain finally comes. Kwen thinks that religion is only helping people when they are hungry in order that later they do donations to the temple. A Chinese moneylender, called Sia, is present in the village. The villagers believe time has arrived and that communist rebellion will happen. They plan to get weapons and arrest the monks. Kwen warns his friend Sompan but he refuses to leave. Finally the rebellion was only a falso rumour. Tom is one of Kwen's partisan. Tom doesn't want to ordain 15 days but finally accepts to ease his aging mother (ไม่นับถือศาสนา). Sompan is first reluctant to accept. Another Kwen's partisan, Thip, causes trouble. Thip’s girlfriend, Kathiem, is three months pregnant. Kathiem would like to follow up traditions but Thip refuses (ไม่ย่อมแต่ง) to follow as traditions are a threat to own liberty (เสรี). Love shall prevail over traditions. Finally the wedding happens. On top of this Tom is not willing to disrobe. So Kwen is angry with Sompan (หลอกชาวบ้าน). A fake monk raises belief into spirits in order to get money from villagers but he is expelled by Sompan. Meanwhile the Chinese moneylender gets some villagers' land and rent it to them! There is still no school in the village. Sompan and Kwen support each other to help financing the school (บริจาค). As the money is not enough, Sompan gives money from the temple to help build the school (โรงเรียนประชาชน). Tom and the subdistrict headman’s daughter like each other so Tom disrobes. Tom's mother has no land anymore as she sold it to get money from the Chinese moneylender. There is an issue to decide on the location of the school. The two villages are separated by a small bridge. A meeting is organized in the Buddhist temple to solve the conflict (โรงเรียนใหม่). The school shall be built on the bridge so it is really in the middle of the two villages. But the soil now belongs to rich moneylender Sia. Sia already agreed with the district Chief Officer to build a dam so arguments raise between Sia and the villagers. The soil transfer is found as illegal as it was not officially stamped. Ruffians come with guns. So the villagers have to flee but Kwen prepares a plan to fight back. Kwen wishes to fight against corrupted officials. Villagers capture Sia and his ruffians during nighttime. Finally a high ranking official recognizes that Sia is a dishonest man and thanks the villagers for their action towards him. The school can now be completed. Collaboration between Kwen and Sompan is finally successful as Kwen accepts to ease down his communist aspirations. In 1990, a Thai TV serie (ละคร) based on the same story was produced This movie has also bee registered as National Heritage per the 2016 list released by the Thai Film Archive.

คนภูเขา
คนภูเขา

Year: 1979

Thai title: คนภูเขา
English title: Mountain People

Rating: 5/5
Director: Wichit Khunawut

Main actor:
Main actress: Nunthawan Mekyai

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It is about life of a highlander. Chased from his village, it narrates his struggling life. This movie shows hilltribes life (Yao, Akkha, Lao), customs and animist beliefs. It also shows the way that Thai people treat them (cheating them, corrupting them by selling them goods they don't need, encouraging them to produce opium). A VCD released by Solar Company lasts 2h05mn. A recent remastered version on VCD and DVD lasts 2h12mn.

รักแล้วรอหน่อย
รักแล้วรอหน่อย

Year: 1978

Thai title: รักแล้วรอหน่อย
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A Thai man wants to convince her younger sister to marry a rich man but she doesn't want to marry a man she doesn't love. She is finally fond in love with a young man, who pretends to be a bandit in order to seduce her.

ยิ้มสวัสดี
ยิ้มสวัสดี

Year: 1978

Thai title: ยิ้มสวัสดี
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

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Since her birth, a tycoon father is chaperoning his daughter with excess. Her daughter, fed up with this life, decide to flee and go in the south of Thailand. The police is looking for her. She met a journalist that is helping her in exchange of an exclusive news coverage. But love emerges between the two young people.

กุญแจรัก
กุญแจรัก

Year: 1978

Thai title: กุญแจรัก
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Somsak Chaisongkram,Somkuan Krajangsat
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Suphanee Jitthieng

Toon's former boyfriend, Bati, dies in a parachute accident. Her parents send her to study in France in order to forget this sad story. Doctor Sompong (Sorapong Chatree) is Toon's childhood friend. Both parents wish Toon (Nantana Ngao Krajang) and Sompong to marry but they don't love each other. Romance happens at Dusit zoo with Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in the background. Sompong tries his best but Toon is not receptive (เอาใจยาก). Toon likes music and dancing. One night a biker mechanic falls in love with Toon by seeing her in a nightclub. She still cannot forget Bati (รักเดียวใจเดียว). Thongchai, friend of Rat, coming back from USA, has same look as Bati so Toon gets confused at first. Sompong decides to learn dancing. Toon likes to play fool with Sompong. One of her friend, Rat, is sponsored by Thanong (Somsak Chaisongkram). Rat acts as a matchmaker (แม่ซื้อ). Thongchai misses the USA for its sex freedom, openness, lack of conservative society but Thai culture is different. So Toon stops seeing Thongchai as she doesn't share his view. Sompong continues his best without forcing Toon. Thongchai keeps harassing Toon. Toon's hot temper causes issues in her own family and she refuses any arranged wedding with Sompong. While going out at nighttime, she falls in a trick set up by Thanong. The biker mechanic tries to help but he gets severely beaten as he is outnumbered. Thanong can then rape Toon. Toon's father (Somkuan Krajangsat) and Sompong are looking for her. She is found unanimated in a small road. Sompong helps Toon to recover and keep high spirit through touching words (เริ่มตอนชีวิตใหม่). Toon accepts to marry Sompong. Thanong is finally arrested for prostitution incitation. The mechanic guy learns about the wedding on the newspapers. His love failure remains a defeat for him amplified by the beatings on the head including sequels. On the wedding day unable to keep his frustration he shots Toon. Toon dies. Toon and Sompong are separated a last time (จากกันเพื่อไม่ต้องจากกันอีก). This movie is a strong romantic drama from decade 1970s highlighting many social issues such as women liberalization, arranged wedding... This movie features a great soundtrack with many famous decade 1970s songs. Actors are wearing great flared (pattes d'éléphants) jeans.

ขอเช็ดน้ำตาให้ตัวเอง
ขอเช็ดน้ำตาให้ตัวเอง

Year: 1978

Thai title: ขอเช็ดน้ำตาให้ตัวเอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Chana Sriubon
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Naiyana Shewanan,Tharika Thidathip

Daen Chai is a young teen happing problems with her stepfather and his son. She decides to flee home but always thinks about her mother left alone with her bad stepfather. She gets shelter in Pa and Lung's home who have pity on her. They treat her in a similar way as their own daughter. But one day, Lung declares his love for Daen Chai and forces to have private relationship with him in exchange of a promise to send her to study in Japan. Daen Chai accepts as she wishes to be able to help her mother when she gets a job but she is fed up with men behavior. Back from Japan, she finds a job in a fashion design house. The boss, Phong, surprised by her strong character, asks her for marriage. They are happy together but Phong's sister wishes to break their love by introducing Miss Pree to Phong. Miss Pree succeeds to seduce Phong. Daen Chai blames Phong of having a mistress or เมียน้อย. Phong and Daen Chai finally divorce but Daen Chai is still in Phong's heart despite he has to marry Miss Pree. Fate is against Miss Pree that discovers she has a terminal cancer...

มนต์รักอสูร
มนต์รักอสูร

Year: 1978

Thai title: มนต์รักอสูร
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Pisarn Akraseranee,Pete Thongjure,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Sulaleewan Suwanthat

มนต์รักอสูร is a Thai movie released in year 1978. Nam Pheung (Naowarat Yooktanun) is a teacher but she needs to miss school often as her parents are sick. The father (เชาว์ แคล่วคล่อง) cannot see anymore. The mother (Sulaleewan Suwanthat) is sick also. The school headmaster (ครูใหญ่) cannot keep her in the school but proposes his help as he loves Nam Pheung. She refuses. Phan (Sompong Phonmitr) recommends Nam Pheung to Teut (Pisarn Akraseranee), a rich man looking for a domestic helper and teacher for his son. The son (Pete Thongjure) is very badly educated and doesn't listen to anybody (เด็กอาละวาด). The father is alcoholic and has a bad temper (คนใจยักษ์ใจหมา). Nam Pheung shall get 30 000 bath for one year and her parents to be sent to hospital in Bangkok so she accepts. Villagers comment that Teut bought Nam Pheung. The son Nan dislikes her as he is worried she wants to replace his deceased mother (อีตาหวาน). Despite her willingness to improve the house (better food, birds), Nan still dislikes her (เกลียดมัน, อยากเป็นแม่เลี้ยงของฉัน, พ่อเอาเป็นเมีย). The headmaster is still chasing Nam Pheung for wedding but she still refuses. Nan invents that he saw them kissing. So Teut is upset by Nam Pheung and forces her one night treating her like a slave (นาย / ทาส). Theuan (อัญชลี ชัยศิริ), sister of the deceased wife, still dreams of making Teut her husband. She receives a letter sent by Nan asking for help. While visiting his tea factory, Teut is injured at the head. Nam Pheung is acting as nurse. Theuan hasn't a good behavior (beer, smoking) compared to Nam Pheung. Theuan arranges to chase away the domestic helpers close to Nam Pheung and Nam Pheung herself. Theuan has to do the cooking and cleaning by herself as she has chased everybody out of the house and it turns to be a disaster. Teut misses Nam Pheung. Theuan wishes to go back to Bangkok. Finally Teut declares his love to Nam Pheung and Nan considers her as his new mother. The movie is ending too fast. Probably part of the movie end has been cut. The movie is lasting 1h43mn and this version is coming from a Vhs copy. A first movie version was released in year 1954 and Thai TV series were released in years 1989 and 2004. Following the success of romantic movie รักเอย, the movie producer used the two same main actors. The movie was shot in 9 days only.

เกวียนหัก
เกวียนหัก

Year: 1978

Thai title: เกวียนหัก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Somphob Benjatikul,Dam Datsakorn,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Lak Apichat,Kecha Plianvithee,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Sarinthip Siriwan,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Thai movie เกวียนหัก was released in year 1978 and lasts 1h26mn. The DVD picture is not sharp as the original 35mm film was certainly very damaged and incomplete. The DVD was released by Happy Home Entertainment in year 2014. Aunt Sarinthip Siriwan is taking care of her nephew Rien (Nantana Ngao Krajang), whose beauty impresses many men. She is just 16 years old and is the daughter of subdistrict headman Kecha (Kecha Plianvithee). น้อง Kuay (Duangcheewan Komolsen) likes Faeng but he prefers Rien. Sor (Sor Asanajinda) is the Faeng’s father. Taming (Dam Datsakorn) is a robber. Sayan Chantaraviboon and Lak Apichat are part of his team. Sawin Sawangrat is the village leader (ผู้ใหญ่). Today is an important day to perform good deeds at the Buddhist temple (ทำบุญที่วัด). Chan (Somphob Benjatikul) tries to seduce Krajang. Festival, dances, songs, fireworks do happen after the religious ceremony. Faeng wins a small contest similar to rocket festival (ประเพณีบุญบั้งไฟ) versus Chan. Faeng (Sorapong Chatree) loves Rien so it generates jealousy from other men in the village. While trying to kiss Rien, Faeng is injured by her to the arm by her spade (ไม่เสียหาย). During the night Taming robs some houses. Faeng is summoned to subdistrict headman's house. Faeng is accused to have joined Taming the night before to rob houses. Faeng has an injury at the arm so he must be culprit. Rien admits she was the one to injure Faeng (เรื่องปล้นหรือเรื่องปล้ำ) because he tried to kiss her. Kecha loses face in front of the villagers! Disappointed, Kuay enters in Faeng's room. He pities her and tells an old secret story about the village leader being the one robbing houses before. They almost become lovers but Faeng asks her to go back. Chan declares his love to Rien but she is not interested. He wishes to ask her hand to her father. Rien and Faeng love each other but the subdistrict headman forbids Faeng to meet his daughter again. The father shall bring her away on the next day. Faeng and Rien become lovers (รักเหมือนโจร). Taming promises to help. Faeng's father is found dead. Faeng storms the subdistrict headman's place as he believes he knows who is behind the murder. Fightings occurs and the village leader is killed. Faeng learns where Chan and Rien are heading. Love circumstances towards Rien push Faeng to become a ruffian. Fierce fightings happen when Taming, Faeng and the ruffians storm the convoy led by Chan. Faeng defeats Chan but Rien dies following her injuries caused by the cart (เกวียน) falling on her.

รักเอย
รักเอย

Year: 1978

Thai title: รักเอย
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Pisarn Akraseranee,Aphorn Tonawanik
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

Parun's wife, Tum (ต้อม), goes to London to visit her mum. Their couple is not doing well as Tum is easily bad tempered (หงุดหงิด). Parun takes a break and goes to Chiang Mai for one week to rest at his sister’s home. Parun meets Noi (เจ้าน่อย), young lady, at Wattana's birthday. They are both coming from Thai aristocracy. Piak (เปี๊ยก) is Noi’s close friend. He is the son of a housekeeper working at Noi’s parents home. Piak loves secretly Noi since years. Parun is having a business in Chiang Mai sending artifacts abroad such as umbrella, carvings, silk... Parun often invites Noi to go out. It makes Piak very jealous. Love starts to emerge between Parun and Noi. Wattana asks Parun to break up with Noi before it is too late as she is still a young lady and Parun is a married man. But Parun continues his romance. Noi's father chases Parun from his home as he discovers that Parun is already married. His wife comes back from England and flies to Chiang Mai. She is pregnant. Noi cannot forget Parun. Piak, upset, has arguments with Parun as this one claims he can love two women. Parun promises to Noi to divorce with his wife to marry Noi. Noi also promises to wait for Parun. Parun doesn't know yet that his wife, Tum, is pregnant. Finally the two women meet and Parun presents his wife to Noi. Disappointed by men, Noi wishes to make a break and takes refuge in Piak’s friend farm. With Piak, Noi starts to smile again. Noi cannot forget Parun but is now aware of Piak's true love. While painting landscape, Noi is bitten by a snake. Jum (จุ๋ม), also loving secretly Piak for years, helps Noi. Piak doesn't see Jum's love. Noi doesn't see Piak's love. Tum accepts to divorce with her husband as she knows there is no more love from him and Parun feels obliged to honor his promise to Noi. Piak asks to marry Noi but Noi also feels obliged to honor her promise to Parun. The domestic helper finally reveals Tum's pregnancy to Parun. Parun and Noi meet each other again and agree to cancel their promise (เลิกสัญญา). Parun and Tum are back together. Piak and Noi also. “Love can be sweet or bitter, we are still looking for it” is the conclusion of this sweet moralist Thai romance movie. A few romantic sweet songs with guitar are performed during the movie. The shooting highlights the beautiful landscapes of North of Thailand.

รักข้ามโลก
รักข้ามโลก

Year: 1978

Thai title: รักข้ามโลก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Somchai Samipak,Witoon Karuna
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Piathip Kumwong,Lalana Sulawan,Juree Osiri

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Thai police inspector (สารวัตร) Ton (Krung Srivilai) is chasing drug traffickers. Heroin traffickers are shot dead by a mysterious helicopter while trying to flee police in USA. 20M baht are lost. To compensate their loss, traffickers need to get drugs directly from Golden Triangle in Thailand. Anong (Piathip Kumwong) is married to a drunkard foreigner. Nit (Naowarat Yooktanun) is her daughter. The husband Mike has a secret arrangement with the US ruffians as he becomes rich suddenly. They all travel to USA. The drug traffic is coming from Thailand to USA through antics. Maem Clara is a small antics shop’s owner. She is working with Pai (สมชาย สามิภักดิ์ - Somchai Samipak), who is the driver, and with Fon (Witoon Karuna). Noon (Lalana Sulawan) is Pai's daughter. Even Osiri, veteran actress and Somchai Samipak's wife, has a small role. Pai's van is followed up by Mike. Mike tries to stop Pai's van. Finally Ton helps to push back the ruffians but they all have to flee. Unfortunately Anong is captured by Mike (เป็นตัวประกัน) while fleeing. While running away from the ruffians, romance starts between Noon and Ton, between Fon and Nit. Ton fails to find heroin in uncle Pai's van. Maem Clara is the real master behind the traffic. As usual, Krung can defeat his opponents thanks to his powerful kicks. Heroin is finally hidden inside the teak wood that uncle Pai ordered from Thailand. Mike is dropped and shot by his friends. Nit and Noon are also captured. Before dying, Mike discloses to Ton where the ruffians are heading to. Police is then chasing their boat. Through final shootings and bombings, ruffians are all killed, Mit and Noon are released but Nit's mother is losing her life. Thai movie รักข้ามโลก, directed by Chalong Pukdeewichit, was mainly shot in USA in 1978. This romance and action movie includes one love song by Witoon Karuna. Another movie called ล่าข้ามโลก directed by Chalong Pukdeewichit was also shot in USA in 1983.

กัปตันเรือปู
กัปตันเรือปู

Year: 1978

Thai title: กัปตันเรือปู
English title: The Pistol

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Jatuphol Poopirom,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Lalana Sulawan

Thai movie กัปตันเรือปู (The Pistol) was released in year 1978 and lasts 2h01mn. A remastered HD version was released online by Fivestar production in year 2014. A foreigner called Steve is having a diving school in Pattaya and is also the captain of a boat used to transport tourists. Kan (Jatuphol Poopirom) is one of his former employees and is a skilled diver. He now catches crabs (จับปู) and finds a weird piece of rock while fishing. He gives it to the captain's assistant called Ben. Kan is married to Plae (Lalana Sulawan). Inside the rock, an old gun (ปืนโบราณ) is found. Steve asks Ben to get pictures of the gun. The photographer warns Sia Saeng (Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri) who wants to know where Kan catches crabs. Chinese expert (Boo Wibunnan) is also interested by the old gun. As Kan refuses to disclose the location, he gets beaten. Ruffians believe a treasure must lie at the location where the gun was found. Impressive submarine images show the hunt for the old ship. Steve and Kan dive and look for the old ship under the sea but the ruffians led by Saeng are looking for their location through another boat. Steve and Kan simulate a fake ghost presence in the old ship to chase away Saeng. Many people start to be interested by this old ship including an old professor. The professor believes a Portuguese ship going from Macau to Ayutthaya drowned many centuries ago. Even distrust happens between Kan and Steve. Kan hides the gun in the sea as his home is attacked. The Portuguese embassy wishes to buy the gun for 100 000 baht. Unfortunately the gun has disappeared taken away by another fishing boat net. The dreams of becoming rich fade away for Kan.

สยิว
สยิว

Year: 1978

Thai title: สยิว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sor Asanajinda,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang

A policeman and his girl friend are investigating a serial killer stabbing young women and stealing their diamonds jewels.

ด่านนรก
ด่านนรก

Year: 1978

Thai title: ด่านนรก
English title: Asian Connection

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Phairoj Jaising,Lak Apichat,Kecha Plianvithee,Dam Datsakorn,Manop Aussawathep,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Pawana Chanajit,Sirikwan Nanthasiri,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit

Bombs happen in south of Thailand. Soldier Phukphan (Sombat Methanee) and policeman Phan (Phairoj Jaising) have to identify who is behind. Sangvien and his wife Nida (Sirikwan Nanthasiri) are owning a disco. They are suspecting to be involved in the bombing. Phukphan meets Sangvien (Dam Datsakorn) in his disco following a fight with his acolyte Wen (Lak Apichat) and is finally recruited. First task is to shoot a drug dealer but Phukphan just hits him slightly. Ruffian Malboro (Kecha Plianvithee) is coming from Indonesia with his two daughters Suriya (Pissamai Wilaisak) and Dara (Pawana Chanajit). New task given to Phukphan is to kidnap a politician. Phukphan’s double game is unmasked by Nida but she remains silent. The kidnapping fails as Phukphan, Phan and the police act on time. Malboro suspects there is betrayal (ทรยศ) inside Sangvien's team. Phukphan is uncovered. Malboro decides now to use his own daughters to plan. Oon, Phukphan’s girlfriend, is working in a club. Malboro’s ruffians chase Oon to know where Phukphan is living. The murder attempt on Phukphan fails. Following shopping in Siam Square, Dara and Suriya are chased by the police. They flee through a taxi and are finally rescued by Phukphan and Phan. Those two guys cannot resist trying seducing beautiful ladies. The secret organisation (องค์การ) kidnaps Mareusi, daughter of a politician, during her birthday party. It is the unique daughter of a rich politician of Thailand’s main party. The organisation retreats to their secret base and asks for a ransom. Wen changes side as he refuses to betray anymore his own country. Phukphan, Phan and the police invade the island. Multiple shootings happen during which Dara, SangVien, Nida and many ruffians lost their life. Malboro dies following a boat accident while fighting with Phukphan. There is a moralist nationalist ending as Wen, who helps Thai police, survives his injuries. Phukphan promises to marry Suriya. ด่านนรก (Asian Connection) is a typical 1970s Thai action movie involving Thai police and Thai army fighting against a mysterious international organisation threatening Thailand integrity.

อาณาจักรนักเลง
อาณาจักรนักเลง

Year: 1978

Thai title: อาณาจักรนักเลง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lak Apichat,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Kecha Plianvithee,Nard Poowanai,Chat Mongkolchai,Pipop Pupinyo,Dam Datsakorn,Phairoj Jaising
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Tanyarat Lohanan,Duangjai Hathaikarn

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Thai movie อาณาจักรนักเลง was released in year 1978. It lasts 1h54mn. Labeu (Sombat Methanee) is a policeman. He gets some help from Siaw (Lak Apichat) to capture ruffians. He gets framed by drug traffickers and ends up in jail. Policeman Kanchit (Kanchit Kwanpracha) is building a team including Somjing (Piyamas Monayakol) to fight traffickers. He asks to get Labeu in his team as he believes he is not guilty and it would be a redemption opportunity. Labeu is reluctant but as it is to neutralise a dangerous organisation and clean Thailand's bad reputation as drug trafficking platform, he finally accepts. Drug traffickers include the boss Decha (เจ้านาย - Kecha Plianvithee), Phi Ho (Dam Datsakorn), Chat Mongkolchai, Pipop Pupinyo, Suriya Chinaphan and Duangcheewan Komolsen as secretary. Police team includes Nard Poowanai, Kanchit (Kanchit Kwanpracha), Somjing (Piyamas Monayakol), Gnamta (Tanyarat Lohanan), Labeu (Sombat Methanee). Decha is aware that Labeu has been released. Yousuf is killed in his jail (กุญแจดอกสำคัญ) before being able to share information. Drugs traffickers shall not be underestimated. Ruffians try to stop Labeu but he is now using similar ways as them (grenade...) as he is no longer an official police inspector. Drug ends up in seaport Sri Racha. Phairoj is working as an informant with whoever pays him. Interpol works with Thai people. Pinyo shots one of the foreign policeman. Labeu succeeds to get Kwan's agenda. Kwan (Duangjai Hathaikarn)(หลานสาว), Decha's relative, is captured by Labeu while inspecting a wagon supposed to contain drugs. Money exchange is proposed. Labeu acts like a ruffian now. Phairoj Jaising (อาชีพขายขาว) gives free information to Gnamta as he despises drugs which made his brother die. Decha kills Duangchiwan being unfaithful with Phairoj. Decha killed Kwan's real father many years ago to take over the business. Decha refuses to share the drugs money benefits with his colleagues and imprisons them. Getting back Kwan, he takes refuge in a hidden maze but it gets storms by Labeu and the police. Decha is killed by Apichat. The drugs gang is annihilated and Labeu reinserted in the police as officer (สารวัตร).

2 สิงห์เอเซีย
2 สิงห์เอเซีย

Year: 1978

Thai title: 2 สิงห์เอเซีย
English title: Who holds the golden key?

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Boo Wibunnan,Kecha Plianvithee,Alan Tang Kwong-Wing
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Sasima Singsiri,Meg Lam Kin-Ming

Thai movie 2 สิงห์เอเซีย was released in year 1978. It features Sombat Methanee / Alan Tang Kwong-Wing as main actors and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 39mn remains to be seen. The movie was also released in Hong Kong under the name 金鎖匙 - "Who Holds The Golden Key?" as it was a Thai HK co production. The original film released in Thailand lasted 2 hours. The HK version was cut to last only 1h34mn with scenes focusing on HK actor Alan Tang Kwong-Wing. The movie starts on various HK locations including the Peak where a lady gets envelopes full of money. She is blackmailing some mafia leaders. She is wearing a necklace with a white Buddha. She gets money from a man called Yong also. He sends his sbires to follow her. She asks help from a man called Peter (ตึ้งกวงหยง - Alan Tang Kwong-Wing), a detective, but she flees away with his car while he is fighting against four men. Wang, Peter's boss, has a plan to propose to him. It includes managing mysterious documents for a high fee. Wang has an appointment in Nathan hotel and brings Peter with him. Miss Jang is not there and through the phone, she tells them to go to another meeting place. Miss Jang is found dead there. Wang dies in her car’s explosion. Back to the hotel Nathan, Peter succeeds to enter in the room but gets attacked by ruffians that he defeats. Peter gets a phone number on a paper and a mysterious golden key. Peter flies to Thailand through Cathay Pacific and meets a beautiful lady called Meg (Meg Lam Kin-Ming) in the plane. Sombat Methanee enters in Peter's taxi at the Bangkok airport and proposes a 50% 50% partnership. Meg later meets Boo Wibunnan in Bangkok. She is recommended by Yong as a club singer. Laksamee (Sasima Singsiri) is Boo's wife. The mysterious phone number belongs to Aranya Namwong! Aranya knows Miss Jang as they were singers in the same nightclub. Kecha Plianvithee is the head of ruffians (เจ้านาย). He is looking for those important documents. Sombat Methanee is trying to get information from Aranya also. Peter meets Laksamee in the nightclub. Outside the nightclub, he gets attacked by four ruffians sent by Boo but Laksamee helps him to flee. Some daring scenes with Laksamee were censored in Thai version. Boo's wife uses all ways to get information from Peter causing Boo's jealousy. As Peter meets Aranya in the nightclub, Laksamee and Boo spy them through a microphone. Outside Aranya's home, Peter gets attacked by Boo's ruffians again but succeeds to escape thanks to Sombat, who is in fact a Thai policeman. The remaining Thai sequence ends up here. The mafia knows that Peter has the key so they kidnap Aranya's family to force her to steal the key. She succeeds to get the golden key from Peter but she is shot by Boo once he gets the famous list from a bank safe that could be opened only with the golden key. Peter and Sombat follow the ruffians up to a remote island. Heavy shootings happen. Ruffians are captured thanks to Meg. Meg was in fact an undercover policeman.

วิญญาณรักแม่นาคพระโขนง
วิญญาณรักแม่นาคพระโขนง

Year: 1978

Thai title: วิญญาณรักแม่นาคพระโขนง
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Preeya Roongrueng

The movie is the second opus of "Mae Nak" (แม่นาค) shot in the same year 1978. Life has finally regained after the first opus and Mak, former Mae Nak's husband, has new interest with one young lady. An old fisherman uncovers the pot made of clay, in which the Buddhist monk kept Mae Nak spirit. It was lying on the bottom of the river. As the fisherman opens it, the spirit is freed to roam again. Mae Nak is looking for her husband and remove roofs from village homes to check inside. Same as many 1970 Thai horror movies, Fx effects are poor. Such movie includes typical repetitive jokes about unaware villagers talking to ghosts and then fleeing when they discover they are talking to real ghosts, or a joke when many men can hide in a water jar and then flee when a ghost is entering also, or comical psychics (หมอผี) unable to chase away ghosts whatever they are Thai, Indian or Chinese. Finally only a Buddhist monk novice can stop Mae Nak. Once again Nak and Mak promise to love each other in next life (ถ้าชาติหน้ามีจริงให้เราไปเกิดใช้ชีวิตรวมกันอีก). Mae Nak movies are famous as more than 15 remakes have been done and Mae Nak story is part of Thai culture but this remake doesn't bring any added value despite the presence of Sombat Methanee.

ชาติผยอง
ชาติผยอง

Year: 1978

Thai title: ชาติผยอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Jatuphol Poopirom,Sor Asanajinda,Sahat Piempongsan,Manop Aussawathep,Somsak Chaisongkram,Paen Pleumsachai,Somphob Benjatikul,Pipop Pupinyo
Main actress: Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Thai movie ชาติผยอง was released in year 1978 and lasts 1h45mn. It is directed by Ruj Ronnapop. Plaew Suriyong (Sombat Methanee) is back to Thailand after many years in Chicago. His father has been killed. He is immediately kidnapped by ruffians led by Sahat Piempongsan and including Somsak Chaisongkram / Paen Pleumsachai. He has to kill Sarayut (Sor Asanajinda), a popular politician, against a reward of 1M baht and one airplane ticket to go anywhere. Sarayut's wife was fed up with the risks linked to politics so she left him 10 years ago to go to Italy with their young son. Plaew has to be a hitman (มือปืน). Sahat lies to Plaew in order to have Sarayut killed. As Plaew's father was a politician, he would be the right scapegoat. A lady called Romanat (Duangcheewan Komolsen) helps Plaew to prepare the shooting and gets in love with him. Plaew has one week to do the job. The killing shall happen during a speech. He meets Manop Aussawathep to learn more his father's death. Plaew still wanders who has killed his father, who was also a politician. People, who wish to hurt Thailand, killed his father. They now chase him also. Politics in Thailand is full of bad influence (อิทธิพล), corruption and murders through hitmen. Romanat warns him that people try to kill him. Romanat wishes to flee with Plaew and mentions that she knows Sahat will shot Plaew once the job is done. During the political gathering, Plaew doesn't shoot Sarayut but his opponent. This causes Sahat's ire and Plaew needs to flee to Malaysia. Plaew meets Lucky Jack (Jatuphol Poopirom) in Malaysia but they have to flee to Rome, Italy due to problems with police. Lucky Jack is in fact Sarayut's son! In Rome, Plaew seduces Maria that Lucky Jack also loves. As Sahat threatens to kill Romanat, Plaew has seven days to come back to Thailand. Maria loves Plaew but gets killed during a gunfight. Lucky Jack doesn't forgive Plaew. Plaew and Lucky Jack go back to Bangkok to catch Sahat. Sahat sends Romanat as a gift to lucky Jack acting as a local ruffian. Finally both Plaew and Lucky Jack love again the same woman, i.e. Romanat. Plaew learns that Sarayut is behind his father's death. Misunderstandings happen between Jack and Plaew as ruffians push Jack against Plaew. Meanwhile Sarayut, as smart and evil politician, plays also the two men against each other. Sarayut, as nasty politician, is wishing to send Plaew to trial in order not to be accused of any collusion of the previous shooting done by Plaew. He pushes his own son to shoot Plaew. Finally Plaew shots Sarayut but gets shot by Lucky Jack. This is a typical action movie from the 1970s highlighting the bad sides of the Thai politics.

ขุนดอน
ขุนดอน

Year: 1978

Thai title: ขุนดอน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chai Meekunsut

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Manop Aussawathep,Phairoj Jaising,Kanchit Kwanpracha
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Pawana Chanajit

In Isan area, during a traditional dance (รำวง) party in a village, young man Pui (Sorapong Chatree) and young woman Bulai (Naowarat Yooktanun) are agressed by local ruffian (ผู้ร้าย). Khun Don, local Robin Hood thief, chases the thugs (นักเลง) away. The ruffians' leader is subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Phichit. Two Bangkokian friends come to visit Bulai, i.e. Phanit (Pawana Chanajit) and Thantip (Duangcheewan Komolsen). Phanit mistakes Khun Don with another man called Paradorn that she loved before. Phichit, lewd (ลามก) headman, wants Bulai as his wife. Phichit accuses the two Bangkokian ladies to be linked to Khun Don. Subdistrict headman Phichit is using bad influence (อิทธิพล), strong power (อำนาจ) and money to control the area and performs robbery (ปล้น). His team commits bus burglary under Khun Don name. Pui is accused of roberry and jailed by police officer (ผู้กอง) Thanu (Phairoj Jaising). Mysteriously the district offer orders to free Pui. Bulai joins Khun Don's team to fight subdistrict headman Phichit. Amorous jousts happens between the main characters. Infiltering Phichit's team, Bulai provides information to catch him and his ruffians. Police and army join. Following heavy gun fights, Phichit and his thugs are neutralized (ทำร้ายชาติ). As often during such Thai action movies, it is revealed that three young ladies were undercover policewomen. Pui is a also a policeman and Khun Don is a soldier. Couples are formed and weddings are announced. It is a typical movie 1970s mixing action, romance and songs (Country style Luk Thung - ลูกทุ่ง - and Molam - หมอลำ - music). Eight major actors from 1970s decade are present in this movie.

เดนนรก
เดนนรก

Year: 1978

Thai title: เดนนรก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Dam Datsakorn,Pipop Pupinyo,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit

Thai movie เดนนรก is a Tom Yam Thai western even featuring Ennio Morricone's famous soundtrack. Ruffians including Pipop Pupinyo and their leader Seua Hin (Dam Datsakorn) are terrorizing a remote village. Ruffians are robbing villagers and even kidnapping young girls. The village header is handicapped and seems resigned that resistance is useless towards the ruffians. He has two children, is one daughter and one son called Khaem (Sayan Chantaraviboon). The daughter is abducted by ruffians and killed. Her brother promises to revenge her (สู้ซี่). Sin (Sorapong Chatree) and his brother Phayap (Krung Srivilai) are in prison. Phayap is a former likay actor. Sin is more a Buddhist student style as he always says moralistic sentences (ผู้ดีขี้ขุก). They succeed to escape. They meet Khaem, who is impressed by their skills to beat thugs. He requests their help to get rid of the ruffians threatening his village as police station is too far to get any help. Despite early reluctance, finally they all end up in the village. They just arrive when Sithong (Pawana Chanajit) has just been raped by ruffians. Sin and Phayap, understanding villagers pleas, decide to stay to help them. Phayap likes a lot Dok Kaew, a Thai Italian lady. A group of ten ruffians is chased away from the village by Sin and Phayap. Seua Hin, upset that ten of his men flee in front of two men, kills all of them and decides to handle the village by himself. While they are celebrating, ruffians attack the village. The village header refuses to fight as twenty years ago the father and Seua Hin were part of the same ruffians gang. He is handicapped since the day he tried to help a young lady harassed by Seua Hin. Despite beating fairly Seua Hin, this one shots him treacherously. It makes Phayap very upset as he believes the village leader is a coward. Wishing to revenge his father's honor, Khaem goes to fight the ruffians alone and loses his arm in the fighting. Sithong is kidnapped and Sin tries to release her alone. Being outnumbered, he is badly injured. Phayap comes to rescue but Sin is shot by Seua Hin and dies. Injured by Phayap, Seua Hin finally faces the village leader in a final face to face duel but this time, no second chance is given to him. After Sin's burial, Phayap stays in the village with his Thai italian lady. It reminds a bit of US movie “ The Magnificent Seven”.

จ่ากำแพงดิน
จ่ากำแพงดิน

Year: 1978

Thai title: จ่ากำแพงดิน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dam Datsakorn,Adinan Singhiran,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Rong Kaomulkadee,Chanee Yotchai,Wittaya Sukdamrong,Dom Singmoli
Main actress: Aranya Namwong

Thai movie จ่ากำแพงดิน was released in year 1978. It lasts 1h28mn but the sound is partially inaudible. Dam Datsakorn is playing a role on the main actor side. It is pretty rare as most of the time, he is playing a thug leader. Mariners (ทหารเรือ) including Sombat Methanee (with a moustache and always eating betel), Dam Datsakorn and Adinan Singhiran are back to their home town. University student (Sayan Chantaraviboon) is involved in a brawl with thugs and gets support from mariners and Rong Kaomulkadee. Mariners are going back home. Aranya Namwong is a teacher. She is Sombat’s girlfriend. The head of the ruffians (Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri) is upset as his thugs were defeated. Among his ruffians, Chanee Yotchai (ชาณีย์ ยอดชัย) can be seen. Another brawl in a pub happens between mariners and thugs. The university student brings trouble to ruffians as he is catching a pickpocket in a market. Ruffians kidnap Aranya and her friends to work as prostitutes. Her mother is stabbed. The mariners storm the ruffians headquarters to rescue the ladies (น้องเอาคืนมา). They then search them into local brothels (อาละวาดบ่อน). The head of ruffians (พ่อเลี้ยง) is upset that his business is disrupted by those three guys. Two groups of ruffians then unify their efforts. The leader of the second group is played by Dom Singmoli (โดม สิงห์โมฬี). They keep kidnapping young girls or buying them from their parents promising fake jobs in Bangkok. They are also involved in drugs trafficking. Meanwhile the mariners unify their efforts with local police also. The university student is killed by ruffians while trying to stop the ruffians transporting the ladies in a train. Sombat and Dam chase the train. Fighting happens on the moving train. The head of the police is played by Wittaya Sukdamrong (วิทยา สุขดำรงค์). Finally following intense fightings, ruffians are neutralised by the three mariners and the police.

มือปืนนมสด
มือปืนนมสด

Year: 1978

Thai title: มือปืนนมสด
English title: The White Killer

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Dam Datsakorn,Pipop Pupinyo,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Suriya Chinaphan,Tat Ekathat
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Ratchanoo Boonchuduang

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Thai movie มือปืนนมสด was released in year 1978. It lasts 2h. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie was released in Thailand under VCD format and a four minutes trailer also remains to be seen. This movie is a mix of action and comedy. A gathering of scout (ลูกป้า) is happening. A rampage, led by Yai (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) and Phan (Dam Datsakorn), happens as all participants are killed except Suriya Chinaphan. The village leader (ผู้ใหญ่) is shot by Phan. Den (Sombat Methanee) and Aranya Namwong, daughter of the village leader, arrive at same time in the village Don Krating (ดอนกระทิง). Den orders fresh milk and has issues with ruffians led by Phan. Den is singing Likay and is strong at shooting and fighting. Plio (Sayan Chantaraviboon), Jirasak Pinsuwan (จีรศักดิ์ ปิ่นสุวรรณ) and Suriya Chinaphan trap Yai but fail to kill him. Den asks to talk to Kamnan Tat Ekathat in private. Aranya decides to take over his father's activities. Her younger brother Suriya also joins her. One evening at a restaurant Den and Suriya help each other to punch the ruffians so they sympathize together. Ruffians decide to step in as Aranya wishes to federate peasants against Yai. They fail to kill Sawin Sawangrat but Den is captured and tortured. อาจารย์ Sawin and a small kid called Khom help Den. Srinuan, daughter of Yai, always discusses with Plio and shares information with him. Kamnan Tat Ekathat is killed by Yai and his daughter Dok Kaew kidnapped. Yai wishes to abuse her (ใช้กรรม) but hopefully Dok Kaew is released by Suriya. Fake policemen arrest Den, Suriya and Dok Kaew. Den is attached to a moving car by ruffians. Hopefully Aranya and Jirasak can help before it is too late. Srinuan tries to convince her father to stop but to no avail (ไม่ต้องมาสั่งสอน). Phan is having an affair with ChotChoi, Yai's wife. Phan kills those, who discovered him with ChotChoi. Sawin is called as undertaker (สัปเหร่อไม่มีวัด) by ruffians! Two ruffians leaders are opposed to each other (เสือเฒ่าพบสิงห์หนุ่ม) as Yai faces Phan (เพื่อนทรยศ). Den then faces Yai in a final duel but Aranya is the one to shoot him deadly.

สิงห์สั่งป่า
สิงห์สั่งป่า

Year: 1978

Thai title: สิงห์สั่งป่า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Chanee Yotchai,Kecha Plianvithee,Dam Datsakorn,Lak Apichat,Pipop Pupinyo,Choomporn Theppitak,Lor Tok,Chat Mongkolchai,Pumi Patanayut
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Piyamas Monayakol,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Thai movie สิงห์สั่งป่า was released in year 1978. The movie lasts 1h47mn. Sing (Sombat Methanee) helps Pukong (ผู้กอง) Palee aggressed in the train by Chanee Yotchai and other ruffians. Sing goes home in his village Thung Kla as he hasn't seen his mother for years but his home has been robbed and burnt. Anan (Kecha Plianvithee) is the local ruffians' leader. The subdistrict headman (กำนัน) and the police headman are corrupted by Anan. Seua Thong (Dam Datsakorn) is his close hand doing the dirty job. Mae Chom (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng), restaurant owner and wife of Anan, encourages Sing to sell his mother's land. Sing meets Tap (Lak Apichat) and Duangcheewan Komolsen, who tell him the difficulties faced by villagers. Pipop Pupinyo is a small ruffians' leader. Chen (Krung Srivalai) is visiting a friend in Thung Kla. He meets Oon (Naowarat Yooktanun), daughter of Anan. Chen knocks out Pipop. Sing's car explodes. It looks like somebody wants to get rid of him. Sing ends up in jail after shooting two ruffians including Chanee. Choomporn Theppitak, as head of police, orders to transfer him to prison. Lor Tok, Chat Mongkolchai, Dao (Piyamas Monayakol) prepare a plan to release one of their inmate colleagues. Seua Dao helps a prisoner so Sing takes opportunity to flee also. Anan is upset as he was planning to have Sing killed during the transportation but his plan foils. Chen and Sing are friends but nobody knows it. A drug and money exchange is planned by Anan and shall be managed by Seua Thong. But the plan is foiled also as Sing and Seua Dao intervene. Chen is suspected to have warned them. Chen is tortured by Anan as he betrayed him. Sing and Tap successfully release him. Only one song is featured in this movie. Somebody from Bangkok insinuates that Seua Thong shall replace Anan. It fails. Finally Sing, Tap and Chen storm Seua Tong's place. Ruffians are killed and Seua Thong dies following a speed boat race. The same team now storms Anan's place. About to kill Anan, Sing listens to Mae Chom and Oon and spares Anan's life. Anan is arrested by Pukong Palee.

มหาหิน
มหาหิน

Year: 1978

Thai title: มหาหิน
English title: Maha Hin

Rating: 5/5
Director: Kom Akadej

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sukon Koewliam,Adinan Singhiran,Sawin Sawangrat,Pipop Pupinyo,Phairoj Jaising,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Rith Luecha,Kecha Plianvithee,Manop Aussawathep,Kom Akadej
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Wiyada Umarin

Hin (Sombat Methanee) is a monk. One day he receives a letter from his younger niece announcing that his parents have been killed by ruffians, their house burnt and cattle stolen. Hin finally disrobes (ศึก). After so many years as monk, only a few people recognize him, i.e. Lung Kiaw (Sukon Koewliam) and his former teacher (Adinan Singhiran). Sombat Methanee shaved his head for this movie. Hin still behaves like a monk, speaks like a monk (โยม), carry his umbrella and stay calm but sometimes it is too much to endure and ruffians get smashed! Subdistrict headman Loi (Sawin Sawangrat) is now living on the land belonging to Hin's relatives. He is always protected by a bunch of ruffians including Pipop Pupinyo. Fon (Piyamas Monayakol) is the daughter of subdistrict headman Loi. Lom (Phairoj Jaising), Hin’s former classmate, is the son of subdistrict headman Loi. Phi Saen (Kanchit Kwanpracha) takes care of Neung and Sai, Hin's nephews. Ang (Lak Apichat) always follows Hin to help him. Lom’s girlfriend is called Chada (Wiyada Umarin) and is the daughter of Pho Lieng. Hin just wants to take care of his nephews and not bring trouble regarding the land (ผมมาดี). A new house is built and vegetables are planted. Hin wears colorful shirts (สีแปลกๆ). On the way to sell the corn, Hin's truck is stolen and Hin is beaten. Dam Datsakorn and Rith Luecha are the ones behind. They are Pho Lieng’s faithful lieutenants! As Hin is at hospital, Rith kidnaps Sai. Ruffians fail to kill Hin at the hospital so he is aware through Neung and Fon. Pho Lieng (Kecha Plianvithee), the big boss, wishes to marry Fon but Loi knows his daughter will never accept. Seua Tim (Manop Aussawathep) is seen with Pho Lieng but keeps his independence. Hin finds Sai but it is too late as she has been raped and killed. Hin has to forget his previous Buddhist vows (เรื่องคนชั่ว) to take revenge. Hin reuses the chain that was used to kill Sai in order to hit the ruffians. Fierceful fights happen between Hin and Rith / Dam in an underground casino. Despite Hin winning, Pho Lieng orders the ruffians to kill Hin but Seua Tim forbids as guns are not allowed in his casino. Hin kidnaps Fon to bring trouble to Kamnan Loi. Pho lieng orders to kill Subdistrict headman Loi as this latter refuses to enter in a bigger scale of corruption (แบ่งกันกินแบ่งกันใช่). Lom and Fon believes the murderer is Hin. Finally Seua Tim explains the truth to them. Justice happens and all the ruffians are killed. Hin leaves as a lonely cowboy. Movie Maha Hin (มหาหิน) was released in year 1978 and directed by famous action movies director Kom Akadej (เจ้าพ่อหนังบู๊เมืองไทย).This movie really features a big bunches of major actors during decade 1970s.

เสือเผ่น
เสือเผ่น

Year: 1978

Thai title: เสือเผ่น
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Phairoj Jaising
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

During World War II a man quits the police to go back in his village. There he becomes an outlaw by robbing local people. He joins force with the Thai police to enter resistance and fight Japanese troops. After the end of the war, he still continues to be an outlaw. This time, the Thai police won't allow it anymore...

มันส์เขาล่ะ
มันส์เขาล่ะ

Year: 1978

Thai title: มันส์เขาล่ะ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Lor Tok,Tawan Siriwat,Suriya Chinaphan,Phairoj Jaising,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Rong Kaomulkadee,Thep Thienchai,Somphob Benjatikul,Boo Wibunnan,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Sahat Piempongsan,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Chosri Misommon,Nipaporn Nongnuch,Tharika Thidathip

Thai comedy movie มันส์เขาล่ะ was released in year 1978. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 1h03mn is left to be seen. Subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Lor Tok wishes to produce a movie with his daughters and his wife playing as actresses. His wife is played by Chosri Misommon. His daughters include Wassana (Naiyana Shewanan) and Nipaporn Nongnuch. Tawan Siriwat seems to oppose the Subdistrict headman's decision. A photo studio is managed by Prachuap Ruekyamdee and his two friends, i.e. Sayan Chantaraviboon and Rong Kaomulkadee. Prachuap and his friends convince Lor Tok to manage the movie for him. They are now looking for a main actor (พระเอก) for their movie but Fui (Sombat Methanee) is finally hired by mistake. Fui’s close friend is Thep Thienchai. Lor Tok is the movie producer so they use the money to buy a mercedes! He wishes his family to play in the movie. Somphob Benjatikul is his assistant. Fui and Wassana like each other. Boo Wibunnan is hired as movie director. They are also looking for somebody to write the story. Tawan brings them to meet Mui (Kanchit Kwanpracha) as they are looking for a ruffian (นักเลง). A ceremony for the movie launch (เลี้ยงใหญ่โต๊ะ) is organized. Fui has to sing and does it well (it is Sombat Methanee’s real voice). Thuam Thoranong as comic actor is also present. Sahat Piempongsan is used as decorator. Lor Tok always needs to protect his daughters against the young men trying to seduce them. Multiple gags happen during the shooting as Lor Tok doesn’t accept any kiss to his daughters. Phairoj Jaising is involved as actor also and a few ดาวยั่ว are joining (Tharika Thidathip). The movie shooting is a disaster. Kamnan Lor Tok is back to his village and is welcomed by Tawan Siriwat and Suriya Chinaphan singing an ironic son and teasing the Subdistrict headman. This comedy is featuring many famous comic actors from 1970s and more than 18 Thai famous actors / actresses.

ไอ้สู้สองสลึง
ไอ้สู้สองสลึง

Year: 1978

Thai title: ไอ้สู้สองสลึง
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Nirut Sirijanya,Phairoj Jaising,Kokheng,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Duangcheewan Komolsen,Prissana Chabaprai

Thai movie ไอ้สู้สองสลึง was released in year 1978. It is available on a VCD lasting 1h58. Kwan (Nirut Sirijanya) and Yot (Phairoj Jaising) help two ladies harassed by six ruffians in a village. They both flee the village for Bangkok due to different reasons (one due to a unwanted wedding and the other as a bored rich guy - เศรษฐีผู้เดินดิน). They only do crazy things such as stealing chicken donated to Buddha, burning a car engine...They end up in a city in a very bad hotel but are expelled as a fire starts due to a BBQ in the room. They eat in an expensive restaurant but do not have money to pay the bill. Kokheng is playing a funny waiter. Butr (Duangcheewan Komolsen) is dreaming that Kwan would be her prince. They have to work for the restaurant to pay back. Tamanoon (Sombat Methanee) only arrives at 1h02mn despite being the main actor in the movie credits. Tamanoon's father wishes to marry him with one of the three daughters of Boo Wibunnan, the restaurant owner. Tamanoon wish to marry the three girls but finally choose one, i.e. Ratchanida (Prissana Chabaprai). Ratchanida is not happy by this. They plan to play tricks on Tamanoon with Kwan and Yot’s help by using drinks causing flatulences. But Boo is the one to drink it! Some ruffians kidnap the three daughters and ask for one million baht ransom. Finally thanks to Yot and Tamanoon, the ladies are released. Grateful, weddings are arranged by Boo. This movie is mixing comedy, romance and some action.

รักเต็มเปา
รักเต็มเปา

Year: 1978

Thai title: รักเต็มเปา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Settha Sirachaya,Sawin Sawangrat,Lor Tok
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Pissamai Wilaisak,Chosri Misommon

Thai movie รักเต็มเปา was released in year 1978. It is lost but a sequence of 1h26mn remains to be seen. This movie mixes songs, comedy and romance. Sayan Chantaraviboon, Toei (Settha Sirachaya) and two friends are singing during a Buffalo racing festival to attract interest from Naiyana Shewanan and other beautiful young ladies. They are in conflict with another group of men but Sawin Sawangrat, local subdistrict headman (กำนัน), and To (Sombat Methanee), local village headman, calm them down. Sayan loses and buffaloes run over him. He ends up at a local clinic where a beautiful nurse called Oon takes care of him. To, his father, is upset that his son, Sayan, lost. Pissamai Wilaisak, the head of the clinic, asks him to make less noise. Toei has interest in Naiyana, daughter of Kamnan Sawin, but he is afraid of the father. To promises to help Toei and to visit the subdistrict headman. Chosri Misommon is the wife of Kamnan Sawin. A triple romance is happening. To is from lineage Bai Toei (ตระกูล) so he wants to organize a big procession (ขบวนขันหมาก). Unfortunately Chosri has hearing problems so To and Chosri misunderstood each other. So it ends up in a funny food fighting between the two families as the subdistrict headman refuses the wedding as he has not been informed before. Toei asks help from Lor Tok (นักเลงเก่า) but it turns to a disaster again two times! Sayan leaves the clinic as he was simulating being sick in order to be near Oon. Seeing that love stories are not successful, To has the idea to kidnap the ladies. Sayan messes up and Pissamai is kidnapped instead of Oon. To claims to be สุภาพบุรุษ Bai Toei or ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่ Bai Toei! Meanwhile subdistrict headman Sawin organises a hunt to find the ladies. After seeing To driving a car with the ladies inside, subdistrict headman Sawin shots him but the ladies prevent Sawin and his men to kill them. Pissamai takes care of To. As a wedding is going to happen, some members of the opposite family kidnapped Naiyana, so Sombat and Pissamai follow them and finally they succeed to release Naiyana.

ทายาทป๋องแป๋ง
ทายาทป๋องแป๋ง

Year: 1978

Thai title: ทายาทป๋องแป๋ง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Metta Roongrat,Tharika Thidathip,Marasri Bangchang

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Following the father death, a Thai family called Thanayu needs to share an heritage (มรดก) between family members. An unexpected heir is found but he is coming from a Chinese lineage as the father had a Chinese mistress. The Thai family is looking for a man called Pong Peng. Pong Peng is upset that his mother was rejected by the Thai family so he decides to tease them. Pong Peng wears old Chinese clothes, speaks with a strong accent and uses bad manners. Pong Peng meets the whole family during a diner, including daughter Oon, brother Rajan and an aunt. The grandfather, believing that Pong Peng is having a harsh life, gives a 15 000 Baht monthly allowance for him to learn Thai properly (พูดไทยไม่ชัด), to wear decent clothes and to prepare his wedding in order to accelerate his integration in Thai society. The grandfather has Oon in mind but she refuses to marry. Oon needs to help Pong Peng to buy modern clothes. A lunch in a Chinese restaurant turns to a disaster. Her dress is full of food. He brings to a motel to clean her dress and gets slapped by Oon for going to such a sleazy place. Rajan, Oon's brother is always playing cards and loses a lot of money to Pongpat, a ruffian. Pongpat is the leader of a bikers group. The aunt's daughter tries to seduce Pong Peng but to no avail. Oon still refuses to marry Pong Peng and flees from home. Her car gets catched by the bikers. Pongpat asks for one million baht ransom. Pong Peng rescues Oon following gun fights with the bikers. The Thai family discovers that Pong Peng is a rich man and a company owner. Oon is upset by Pong Peng's lies. The movie ends happily.

เหนือกว่ารัก
เหนือกว่ารัก

Year: 1978

Thai title: เหนือกว่ารัก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Yodchai Meksuwan
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Aranya Namwong,Nipaporn Nongnuch,Tharika Thidathip

A poor woman has to leave her daughter as she cannot take care about her and is giving her to a wealthy family. When growing, the daughter discovered that she has another real mother. In order not to destroy the wealthy family harmony, the poor woman has to play the role of a bad woman, the role of a prostitute to disappoint her daughter. As it is not enough to break her daughter's love, she is no choice than to become a nun ("MAE CHI" - แม่ชี).

ครูขาหนูเหงา
ครูขาหนูเหงา

Year: 1978

Thai title: ครูขาหนูเหงา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

Wannee is a ลูกครึ่ง or "luk kreung", i.e. half Thai and half foreigner. Her mother is Thai but she doesn't know who is her father. She is staying in an internship who other girls. Her mother, who is a "rented wife" (เมียให้เช่า), visits her from times to times. She is often seen with a different foreigner so many teens laugh at Wannee. Wannee's mother is doing such job to pay for her daughter school. Some of Wannee's friend have also problems, one girl has no official parents, one is half Thai half American from a black US sailor that quit Thailand after Vietnam war. Thirty years ago, half Thai / half foreign kids were not as popular as nowadays. Another girl seems to have a normal family but her parents don't love each other, have no time to get interest in their daughter and just stay together for appearance. Fed up by mockeries, Wannee rejects her mother. Later on, Wannee starts to get blind. She realizes that her mother was finally a good caring mother. Her mother is now dying of an uterus cancer. Why children have to bear with their parents' decisions and mistakes?

โตไม่โตซัดดะ
โตไม่โตซัดดะ

Year: 1978

Thai title: โตไม่โตซัดดะ
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lor Tok,Pinyo Parnnui
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Naiyana Shewanan,Metta Roongrat

Ananda, high society lady, is pregnant. She has to give away her child to save appearances. Twenty years passed. Ananda is still thinking about her lost child. Ananda is the elder (พีใหญ่) and has two brothers Klang (พีกลาง) and Lek (พีเล็ก). She is married to a man called Boon and they have a daughter called Phiu. Klang (Sombat Methanee) refuses a wedding with Phiu as they are like brother and sister (ญาติ). Klang is fiance to a singer called ReudeeWan (Naowarat Yooktanun). Klang is ashamed that ReudeeWan is a singer but she wants to keep her freedom. Tia (Naiyana Shewanan) is a young girl living in a poor family. Her brother is called To. He is deformed like Quasimodo. They are selling food by using a mobile cart. Drugged people kill Tia and To's mother to get money to buy narcotics. One day accidentally Klang destroys Tia's cart and asks her to work as domestic helper with her brother when he learns about her mother's tragic death. One evening Lek is drunk and Phiu takes benefit of it to secure her future. ReudeeWan fights with Tia as ReudeeWan sees Tia as a rival. Tia uses sharp tongue with Phiu, ReudeeWan and Ananda. Tia has feelings for Klang. Boon always plays cards and loses. One day Boon is drunk and tries to abuse Tia. As he is the master (เจ้านาย), he believes he can have right over Tia (ดูถูกคนใช้) and treats her as a prostitute. To protects his sister, To hits Boon. Tia slaps Ananda as this latter despises her. Tia and To leave the home as there are not happy (ไม่สบายใจ) here. Tia finds a new job as beautician. To becomes a thief! 200 000 baht are stolen by ruffians. To is captured but is released as he helps the Police to get back the money. The head of the ruffians is Boon! Tia is working in a beauty shop (ผู้เสริมสวย). Ruffians kidnap her as Boon wants Tia to be his wife (เมีย). She succeeds to flee and threatens to fill a complaint (แจ้งความ). Following Klang's request, To and Tia are back to his home. Later To is shot by gun. Ananda is selfish (ใจร้าย) as she refuses to stain her car with To's bleeding body. In fact To is Ananda's lost child. To is safe (ปลอดภัย). Still looking for revenge, Boon orders to kill Ananda but To sacrifices his life to save her. To asks Ananda to take care of Tia (ฝาก). Boon gets shot by his own ruffians. This movie highlights that perceptions can be wrong. Poor people can be good also and high society people (ผู้ดี) can be bad also. This two hours movie features nice 1970s songs.

เมืองในหมอก
เมืองในหมอก

Year: 1978

Thai title: เมืองในหมอก
English title: A Town in Fog

Rating: 5/5
Director: Permpol Choei-arun

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

A young woman, Fong, is taking care of a small misty hotel in the countryside with her mother. It is Thailand rural area with buffalo carts. Fong is handicapped and cannot walk properly. Her mother with the help of a domestic helper drugs and kills the customers to steal their belongings. Fong feels very guilty (เราไม่บาป). The parents had a son, Siaw, also but he left home many years ago following a conflict with his father. As robbers stole their savings, the family needs to continue their sins. The new victim is a medicine salesman. They put poison in his drink, then rob his money, throw the body in a canal and burn his belongings. Fon recalls the day when the robbers attacked the hotel. They were crazy and violent similar to the movie “A Clockwork Orange”. The father was shot and killed. Fon was gang raped and the mother was hurt. Fon is handicapped since that day. They have paid for their sins. But where is the son? Right now Siaw is a successful engineer working in aeronautics. The mother wishes to stop but the daughter is willing to continue as her dream is to see the sea so they need more money. They have arguments but Fong is now used to it (ชินแล้ว). Meanwhile the son, enjoying seaside, wishes to go back home after 20 years to see his family. The son has decided to go back to see his mother but will not tell his real identity first (จะเล่นละครกับแม่). Seven bodies have been found recently around the village. The local marshal has no clue. Fong is always afraid of three local women, who participate in cursing rituals as only evil can kill so many people. A modern couple comes to the hotel. Fong is jealous of the girl. At nighttime the couple is drugged but only the man drank tea. Realizing their mistake, the cruel family needs to kill the young lady but she resists. A tragic chase happens in local Khmer temple ruins. The lady is finally killed by wild dogs. Siaw, the son, and his girlfriend arrive in the small city. As his girlfriend is sick, Siaw finally goes alone to the remote hotel. Having left his home so long ago he doesn't dare saying who he is. Still under the failure of the previous killing, the family doesn't want any other customers but he makes the mistake to show that he has a lot of money. He wants to be friendly (กันเอง) with the family. There is an impressive actor performance from Sorapong Chatree playing the son. At nighttime they give him the deadly tea and throw his body in the local river. Meanwhile the young lady is not dead and reaches the small town. She warns the sheriff. When keeping the dead’s belongings and his ID card, the mother realizes he was Siaw, her son. Saddened, she eats the same drug and throws herself in the river. The sheriff comes to arrest them but it is too late. Muang Nai Mok movie, directed by Permpol Choei-arun, is adapted from Jean Paul Sartre's play. There are reminiscences of Western spaghetti scenes atmosphere.

บุษบาก๋ากั่น
บุษบาก๋ากั่น

Year: 1978

Thai title: บุษบาก๋ากั่น
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Lak Apichat,Juk Mahachai,Pinyo Parnnui,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

Young lady Thep is witness of a robbing and murder of a businessman. Two ruffians fail to silence her as she is able to fight back. By trying to help, she finds herself accused of the murder. She is living with her sick mother. Nathuan, the stepfather, is a lazy man, who only drinks alcohol, plays card and despises Thep. Thep has to flee from her home to avoid being captured by the police. She finds refuge in a slum community. She is welcomed in a group of youngsters selling newspapers. They name her Suey (สวย - beautiful). She accepts to be the elder (พี่) and take care about the younger (น้อง). One of the ruffians, Pen, has a sick mother also. They planned to rob the businessman money as his girlfriend Orathai told them he should withdraw 500 000 Baht on that day. Only 5 000 baht were found but newspapers announces that 10 millions have disappeared. They believe money is with Thep so look for her in Bangkok. Her new friends kindly ((น้ำใจ) give their money to cure her mother. She has to flee the ruffians and take refuge in a fashion designer shop. The businessman was finally only injured. He lied about the money to cause trouble inside ruffians team. His son, Phetchaboon, doesn't like his new step mother. He is right as she is involved in the robbing tentative. The son Phetchaboon chases Suey as he wants to catch those who tried to kill his father. There is a fire in the slum. Their home is burnt. Phetchaboon welcomes the group in his home and also accepts Suey's mother. While going to the slum to fetch her mother back home, there is a fight with Nathuan and the mother is killed. Meanwhile Suey’s friends are kidnapped by the ruffians. Pen refuses to join a jewelry robbery. Pen is confused as he needs money to cure his mother but promised to her to be a good man. The ruffians leader Pralit kills his mother as a revenge. Suey recognizes Pen in the street. She catches him with Petchaboon. He tells them where her friends are held prisoners. Suey releases him as he has become a good man but it is too late for his mum. During a feast organized by the businessman, the ruffians open the safe. Aware of the plan, Suey, Petchaboon, Pen and the friends stop them from escaping. Orathai is dismissed and Pen takes revenge over Pralit regarding his mother murder. The movie ends with many happy weddings. The main actor is Juk Mahachai (จักร มหาชัย), who seems to have had a short cinematographic career in 1970s.

น้ำค้างหยดเดียว
น้ำค้างหยดเดียว

Year: 1978

Thai title: น้ำค้างหยดเดียว
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Nit Alisa

Movie น้ำค้างหยดเดียว (1978) starts with a depiction of Bangkok daily life with street children selling newspapers to drivers, traffic jams, bus over packed, people rushing to office. Prang, 24 years old young lady, has the bad news she has been dismissed. Ton, her 7 years young boy, is not going to school and is selling newspapers (Daily news, Thai Rath). His father Plot is handicapped and cannot walk anymore. He decides to cut his veins (อยู่ไปก็ไม่มีประโยชน์). Ton arrives on time. Private hospital refuses to take him as he has no money. Hopefully it is still on time in overcrowded public hospital. Prang wishes her son to stop selling newspapers as she is worried he could be hurt by a car. She finds a job selling insurance (ประกัน) but needs to give her body away too to finalize contracts. She has difficulties to find a job as she didn't study high. The doctor also tries to have favours from Prang. As Prang needs to pay doctor bills, she has no choice but going to pawn shop (โรงรับจำนำ) managed by a Chinese owner. Unfortunately a robber steals the gold necklace Prang wanted to pawn. The police is too slow and useless to help. The factory owner refuses to take any responsibility in the accident that caused the father to become handicapped. Having no job, having no money, she finally accepts the doctors advances. What is the meaning of life (ชีวิตคืออะไร)? Fight (การต่อสู้)? Pay for karma (กรรม)? She has to trade her body against free medicine and feels guilty. The doctor recommends her for a work in a private VIP club. One of the club customers, Khun Kleup, proposes her to become a singer and renamed her as Nam Kang Diaw (น้ำค้างหยดเดียว). Prang surprises her son still selling newspapers. Her wrath disappears when she understands that Ton wants to buy a wheelchair for his father. The father tries hard to walk again. Khun Kleup brings back a bird to Prang and visits her home meeting her husband and son. Jealousy and doubt happen on the husband side. Doubt also happens on Prang's side. Will her husband ever recover? Prang rejects Kleup’s advances. This causes Kleup's ire. As he is driving too fast, he collides with a motorbike. Kleup and Prang need to spend part of the night at police station. As Prang gets home very late, both Ton and the husband Plot believe she spent the night with Kleup. The movie ends tragically. Plot jumps to death from the building. Ton gets suicide believing his mother is responsible of his father's death. Prang's life is wracked. This is a powerful social drama from decade 1970s showing how poverty can destroy people life. In opposition to many social dramas, the man, Plot, is here the weak character and the woman, Prang, is the strong character.

ไอ้ขุนทอง
ไอ้ขุนทอง

Year: 1978

Thai title: ไอ้ขุนทอง
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Charin Nantanakorn

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Krai Kanchit,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Petchara Chaowarat,Rewadee Pattaphong

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Kun Thong's mother is Mae Kaew (Petchara Chaowarat) but he has no father. Mae Kaew refuses to mention who the father is. Kun Thong's mother is very religious oriented (ทำบุญ). Other children such as Saen (Lak Apichat) scold him about the lack of father. Only young girl Phikun (Piyamas Monayakol) protects him. Years have passed. Phikun is the village headman’s daughter (พ่อกำนัน). Saen is the son of a local rich influential man. Kun Thong (Sorapong Chatree) is a poor farmer. Romance is happening between Phikhun and Kunthong. Phikhun believes in kindness (ทำดีได้ดี). Kunthong helps Phikhun during the sacred cloth ceremony around the village chedi (ผ้าห่มพระธาตุ). Saen is jealous about Kunthong. Petchara recommends her son not to have hope about a wedding with Phikhun as he is poor. One day Kunthong helps a young lady called Than being aggressed by ruffians. As Than has no place to go as being sold by her family, Mae Kaew shelters her in her home. At night, while Kunthong and Than are away, Mae Kaew is aggressed by Saen and his ruffians. She losts her sight. She only remembers her aggressor wears a big specific ring. She doesn't have any enemies except Seua Yoi who killed her husband twenty years ago following cards debts. Kunthong wishes to buy eye medicine to a local doctor but pricing argument degenerates into a fight with the doctor's son, who is killed by accident (Krai Kanchit). Kunthong has to flee. Saen wishes to arrest Kunthong. Meanwhile Kunthong is looking for Seua Yoi to kill him. Nowadays Seua Yoi has become a solitary monk in a cave to expiate his past mistakes. He is not the one who hurts his mother. Kunthong misses his mum but finally becomes a thief (กรรมของเขา) but a Robin Hood like as he is only stealing from dishonest people. One day Kunthong has to kill a son in front of his mother to protect himself. He has hard feelings thinking about his own mum. Than has leper (โรคติดต่อ). Kunthong decides stopping being a thief. He gets smacked by Phikhun as he doesn't care about his mum. The one taking full care is Than despite Mae Kaew is not her mother. An engagement is arranged between Phikhun and Saen (ขันหมาก). Phikhun's father forbids her to visit Mae Kaew anymore. Mae Kaew recovers sight thanks to the eye medicine given by Kunthong (แม่มองเห็นแล้ว). Kunthong is aware of the engagement. On the evening, Phikhun disappears with Kunthong. Farmers including Mae Kaew are then expropriated. Their houses are burnt. Than is left behind due to her decease. Than dies in Kunthong's arms but has time to relate the ring story. Through a suspense final, Kunthong and Phikhun surrender to the village headman but Kunthong gets shot by Saen. Only injured, Kunthong shots back Saen. The village headman's thugs shot deadly Kunthong and Phikhun is caught in the crossfire. They die in each other arms. Both Mae Kaew and the village headman feel the pain of losing their child. This movie is really about love for mothers. It is also a tragedy as in real life Petchara Chaowarat became blind a few months after this movie released in 1978. It was her last movie.

เลือดในดิน
เลือดในดิน

Year: 1978

Thai title: เลือดในดิน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Dam Datsakorn,Adul Dulyarat,Chana Sriubon
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Piathip Kumwong,Yuwathida Surasawadee,Tharika Thidathip

Thai movie เลือดในดิน was released in year 1978. It features Sorapong Chatree as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a three minutes 30 seconds trailer remains to be seen. Other actors are Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Dam Datsakorn, Piathip Kumwong, Adul Dulyarat. Yuwathida Surasawadee, Tharika Thidathip, Chana Sriubon. It is a strong drama movie (เป็นหนังชีวิตเข้มข้น). It looks like a child was separated from his father. Getting adult, Sorapong is reunited with his father (Prachuap). Many fightings do happen on this family drama movie.

กาม
กาม

Year: 1978

Thai title: กาม
English title: Kama

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Manop Aussawathep,Sorapong Chatree,Dam Datsakorn,Nirut Sirijanya,Adul Dulyarat,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Piathip Kumwong,Monrudee Yamaphai,Wiyada Umarin,Metta Roongrat

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Chet (Sorapong Chatree) performs love scene with Manvika (Piathip Kumwong) in front of cameras. Manvika (ดาวโป้) is a sex movies star. Veena (Monrudee Yamaphai), her teen daughter, feels ashamed. Manvika draws a line between public life and private life. She works hard to pay her daughter’s studies. There is a crazy painter called Marut (Manop Aussawathep) living near their home and drawing big vagina, i.e. his vision of a mother, or big penis (พระเจ้า), i.e. his vision of the humanity creation. The art critic doesn't understand him and sees him as a sex maniac only. The artist is seen as obscene (ลามก) by his neighbours. Veena gets interest in this artist and also starts to draw similar vagina during school art lessons. She is studying in a catholic private school. Next week is Veena's birthday. Veena has feelings that her mother doesn't spend enough time with her and more time with other men while playing movies. A journalist called Surasak keeps harassing the mother. As a vengeance as Manvika slapped him, the journalist publishes picture of her daughter Veena presented as a new star (ดาวรุ่งดาวใหม่). Despite not being aware, Veena is threatened to be expelled if it ever happens again as her school can only accept good mindset lady (สุภาพบุรุษสตรี). Society doesn't make a difference between a job and real personality of people. They all believe Manvika can only be an easy woman. The artist is also despised as sexual representations cannot be art according to society prejudices. While going back from restaurant, Veena's friend car hits the artist. Veena helps to bring him back home safely. The journalist is still angry and writes devastating reviews about Manvika. He is also a corrupted guy accepting money to write good reviews. Veena understands the artist motivations and doesn't believe what he is drawing is dirty as it is the origins of our world. People start to gossip, including Surasak the journalist, as Veena visits him every day. Neighbours believe a sex maniac artist and a daughter of porno star can only do bad things together. Veena wishes the artist to draw mountains or sea and he follows her advice. Following Surasak’s pressure, Manvika is downgraded to second role by movie director (Adul Dulyarat). One evening, the artist wishes to draw a nude painting of Veena. Afraid she starts shouting and fighting back. Surasak following them secretly takes pictures to be published on Thairat newspaper’s first page and pretending a rape. The artist is beaten by the mob. Nobody talks anymore to Veena (คนเลว) at her school. Manvika tries to get help from other newspapers but with no avail. Veena is fired from her school. Surasak’s wife (Metta Roongrat) asks him to consider how he would react if his own daughter was tarnished the same way. Nobody comes to Veena’s birthday (รังเกียจหนู). Newspapers can shape belief of people as even Manvika doubts about her own daughter. Only the artist understood her, so she leaves her home to find him in Koh Samet (เข้าใจกันดี). Following Manvika's tearful pleas, Surasak recognizes his mistakes and promises not to write about her and her family anymore. Being recognized on Koh Samet island, police and her mother are coming to get Veena back. Veena doesn't want to go back with her mum and be called as sex star daughter (ลูกสาวดาวโป้) again. Marut, the artist, gets shot by the police. Only the crazy artist was understanding Veena. This movie กาม includes strong critique of newspapers living on scandals (ข่าวเป็นข่าว), strong critique of society preconceived opinions on art and people public life. Many famous Thai actors have a cameo appearance in this movie.

น้องเมีย
น้องเมีย

Year: 1978

Thai title: น้องเมีย
English title: Sister-In-Law

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Lalana Sulawan,Wiyada Umarin,Chosri Misommon

Four members of a family are living on a barge and carrying goods between provinces. Saeng, young man, is married to Plang. They have a young baby. Taptim is the young sister-in-law. Taptim is working hard but her elder sister is lazy. Saeng shouts after Taptim but remains silent with his wife. The barge arrives in Bangkok. Plang is fed up with her life on the boat. She is still young and wants to have fun. She sees herself having no future with Saeng. Taptim believes Plang doesn't love Saeng but married him to go away from her parents. Saeng doesn't believe Taptim. Saeng needs to sell 5000 watermelons. He only gets an offer of 20000 baht only. He refuses to sell. Plang believes she can be a country music (ลูกทุ่ง) singer. Plang meets in a hair-dresser shop a middle age gentle lady, who proposes to help her. Taptim refuses to join Plang as she is afraid to become a prostitute in Bangkok. Plang quits the barge. Saeng is shocked and finally sell the watermelons 12000 baht to have money and look for his wife in Bangkok. The trader knows that Saeng needs money urgently so he gives him a very low price (ขี้โกง). Bangkok is so big. He goes in every singing entertainment places to find her the whole day and night. Hopefully a taxi driver helps him (คนบ้านนอก). Saeng doesn't know how to read. He drinks too much and leaves his 12000 baht in a restaurant. Taptim has to take care of the baby as both parents are out in Bangkok. The taxi driver is a nice and honest guy as most of the taxi drivers come from Isan (อีสาน). Saeng sells his boat for a small amount and buys back a smaller boat. He finally finds Plang when she was ironically singing "chai dio rak dio" (ใจเดียวรักเดียว - one heart one love). Plang is performing in a drinking joint which offers live entertainment. Customers can invite singers to chat with them. Saeng and the taxi driver get beaten by the guards. The old woman introduces an old rich man to Plang. It is a financial transaction. Understanding that the man brings her to a hotel, she flees. Saeng loses his money again. Saeng stops looking for Plang having lost everything. The only money that is left is from Taptim as she forces the trader to give a higher compensation for the watermelons. Finally Saeng regrets not to have married Taptim as she has a better mood and behavior than Plang. Saeng wishes to get Taptim as new wife. It happens... When Plang decides to come back, it is too late to get back Saeng. She comes to get back her child. Nobody wishes to stay in Bangkok. They all go back to countryside. Bangkok is a symbol for poor up-country people, i.e. dream of wealth. Some people dream to get rich there but many of them come back home without money. Some countryside people arrive in Bangkok and get abused by Bangkokian people.

ครูบ้านนอก
ครูบ้านนอก

Year: 1978

Thai title: ครูบ้านนอก
English title: The Rural Teacher

Rating: 5/5
Director: Surasee Phatham

Main actor: Piya Trakulrard,Noppadol Duangporn
Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth

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A new teacher, Piya (ครูปิยะ), is sent to poor Isan (อีสาน), northeastern part of Thailand, in a remote village called Baan Nong Ma Wo (บ้านหนองหมาว้อ). There are still carts with buffaloes there. An old and derelict bus is the only link to the bigger provincial city. On the way to the village, the old bus needs to give priority to big logging concession truck. The headmaster (ครูใหญ่) shares classrooms with Piya and Phisit. Dao (ดวงดาว), young lady, is the third teacher. They teach two classrooms with many children at same time. Those are outdoor classrooms with basic roof. Children have no shoes and wear old clothes. The headmaster tries his best but he is not smart. There is a welcome ceremony for the teachers. Phisit is a butterfly with ladies. The headmaster likes playing cards. There is a puppet allegory of fighting together against evil makes us stronger. Rural teachers’ job is tough. Phisit just comes here as he couldn't find another job but Piya, who is also coming from Isan, wishes to transfer his knowledge to pupils. He is an idealistic man. The village is poor and there is a need to get water from a remote pond. Piya sees many children don't have enough food to eat so he decides to plant vegetable (ปลูกผัก) in the school garden to provide them additional food. The headmaster needs to go to the city to get rural teachers’ salary but every month the salary is cut by various fees (birthday gifts to high ranking teachers, donation to temples, visiting bordel...). Local villagers use a chaman to cure people as poor people cannot afford modern doctors (หมอรักษา). Piya is pushing for an expansion of the school. All villagers like him (เป็นคนดีไม่พ่อต้องมีเงินด้วย). Khun Mongkhon, local magnate, always makes donations to the school. Dao wishes to make a local newspaper for villagers. The village head is concerned as villagers shall not become too intelligent! During a welcome party, teacher Phisit and Piya have to box some officials to protect Dao. Phisit has to leave the village as rural teachers have no value. Dao loves this place (ยากจนแต่ใจดี). Piya wishes to be a boat for children to cross the sea between poorness, wealth and knowledge. Piya witnesses some illegal tree logging. Those people have big bad influence but Piya decides to investigate. He finds the place and takes pictures to send to local newspapers. He even takes the risk to shoot the responsible leaders. Khun Mongkhon is the leader. Newspaper is published and Mongkhon suspects Piya immediately as he is infusing social ideas into the kids. Even villagers start to challenge the ruffians. The ruffians cut trees (ตัดไม้เถื่อน) so soon there will be no forest and no water for the trees. Villagers decide to protect teacher Piya as the ruffians try to shoot him. His life is in danger. Dao wants him to leave (คนที่ทำประโยชน์ให้). There is undeclared love between Dao and Piya. Piya takes refuge in a Buddhist temple. Ruffians recruit a hitman. Piya decides to go back to teach the children as it is his duty. During a moving and sad scene where the children rush out of the school to welcome Piya, he is shot to death. This movie highlights many themes such as corruption, bad influence, rural teacher dedication, education and knowledge for children in order to fight against corrupted people. There is molam (หมอลำ) music as background music as it is the symbol of poor Isan (อีสาน), northeastern part of Thailand. The movie succeeded to reap 9M Baht in year 1978 and got two awards for best scenario and best director. Surasee Phatham has directed a remake of his own movie in 2009 as he was never happy with the number of details that were edited out. Thirty years ago too, many young people were involved in social and political activities so many filmgoers found it easy to identify with the teacher. In 1978, everyone wanted to watch action movies but when the movies "The Rural Teacher" (ครูบ้านนอก) and "The Old Scar" (แผลเก่า) were released, they were successful.

เทพธิดา บาร์ 21
เทพธิดา บาร์ 21

Year: 1978

Thai title: เทพธิดา บาร์ 21
English title: The Bar 21's Angel

Rating: 5/5
Director: Euthana Mukdasanit

Main actor: Suchao Pongwilai,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress: Chantra Chaiyanam

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In Bar 21, customers can forget their problems thanks to the beautiful ladies and alcohol (มาเที่ยว). Hostess Thida quits her job to stay with her four years boyfriend, Parn. Parn is younger than Thida about five years. She leaves her job to stay in Chiang Mai. Girls working in Bar 21 are called "Partner". Their dream is to be a normal person also but they are often denigrated (ดูถูกผู้หญิง). They need to get money (เกิดมาจน) but can enjoy a certain kind of freedom (เสรี). All are waiting for a new life (ชีวิตที่ดีกว่า), waiting for the day they will quit Bar 21 (ชีวิตใหม่). Linda arrives in Chiang Mai just on time for Parn’s university diploma ceremony. She offers to him a beautiful watch and cash money but Parn seems to have forgotten his promise to marry her when he gets the diploma (จบแล้ว). He refuses to fulfill his promise. He is now a diploma university holder so he cannot marry a “partner” as he has now a certain status (เกียรติ). Despite she pays for his studies and now stops working for him, he refuses this love saying he cannot (ไม่มีบุญคุณ). He took advantage of her during many years. Marrying a “partner” would stain him for the whole life. He doesn't want to offer her a chance of redemption. In the train back to Bangkok, Linda is harassed by three young men taking advantage that she is a “partner” so an "easy" lady. She meets in the train two other young farmers (ทำนา), Sing and Rot, coming from countryside (บ้านนอก) and going to Bangkok to find better jobs. Sing and Rot have arguments and fight with the three young men to protect Linda. Rot is shot. The three young men cannot escape punishment despite one of them, Akom, is a son of parliament member. Linda is back to work in Bar 21. Sing is lost in Bangkok (เมืองหลวง). Sing is hungry and has no money. He meets a little girl living in a slum (สลัม). She is a small robber. Sing helps them to sell opium in the slum. Sing and the family are caught by the police (ผมไม่ผิด). There is analogy between countryside people coming to Bangkok and Linda, the “partner”. They are all doing low cast jobs. Linda meets a son of a rich family, Thanong. He is really nice to her and invites her to his birthday. Linda starts to dream again (อาจเป็นคนนี้). She has a lot of fun (ดื่มเหล้าเก่ง) and happiness during this evening. After the party, Thanong asks her to help his brother Akom, who is now in jail. She should wrongly testify in front of a trial. She understands that everything was a lie. Thanong, ผู้ดี, just tries to use her. As she refuses to lie, strong arguments between values of poor people, “partner” and rich people are bitterly raised. She refuses money offered to her in order to lie. Back home, she is attacked at nighttime by two ruffians. An old man (ท่าน) helps her but he is in fact Akom's father. He succeeds to convince Linda by playing on her motherhood feeling, the possibility to do a good action and become Angel (เทพ) Thida. In the police station Linda accuses Sing. Poor people are in hell and rich people are in heaven because of money difference. Akom's father gives money to thank her but she doesn't want money but social recognition. Sing flees from police station and goes to see Linda so that she tells the truth at the trial. Sing is poor but kind hearted. She accepts as knowing she has been deceived by rich people. As Thanong just visits Linda to abuse her, Thanong and Sing fight. Sing is shot by the police. It is a dark and sad movie about poor and uneducated people abused by rich Bangkokian people. Of course Thanong stops visiting Linda. It is more a showpiece than a social study, the film is nevertheless remembered for its undaunted subjects. The film was not successful at box office but received good reviews and two awards (ตุ๊กตาทอง). It is a drama social move mixed with a musical comedy as many songs are featured. A Thai TV drama serie based on the same story was released in 1990.

ชื่นชุลมุน
ชื่นชุลมุน

Year: 1978

Thai title: ชื่นชุลมุน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Piak Poster

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut,Somkuan Krajangsat
Main actress: Lalana Sulawan

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This movie is the third part of the movie serie "Wai On-la-won" (วัยอลวน). O (โอ๋) and Tam (ตั้ม) are now a happy married couple. O's father gets convinced to participate in a bus company business and has to buy shares. He needs to pay 200 000 baht. Tam is a nice husband but still likes to flirt with ladies and go for lunch with them. Sometimes he has a party with friends and his monthly salary is gone! He is so happy when he believes that O is pregnant but she has only a minor tiredness. O's father has given the money but didn't get any official reconnaissance papers as promised so got cheated (โดนโกง). Somchai, their relative (ญาติ) and domestic helper (คนรับใช้), gets biten by a fierce dog and has scars. The owner only gives 20 baht for compensation. He is the same guy who promises to sign documents regarding the loan from O's father. Tam asks for 200 000 baht compensation. Refusal is received and the issue has to be settled at tribunal (ฟ้องศาล). Tam enquiries to get proofs that the dog belongs to rich bad guy. Tam claims her relative was going to play in a movie to justify the important money amount. Trial starts but witnesses used by Tam cannot match the strong opposition from the lawyer. Family life go on for Tam and O. Tam buys a car. His musician skills are also well used in various occasions to play modern Thai music. Two songs from this movie became hits. His friends bring him to a massage parlor (อาบอบนวด). There he meets a masseuse that presents him a friend wishing to become a movie star. He convinces her to play her best performance during the trial if she wishes to get employed by his friend. It works so well! The movie highlights poor people fight against rich dishonest people. Piak poster movies reflects an image of Thai society with its good aspects and bad aspects. They are a joy to watch.

อย่าลืมฉัน
อย่าลืมฉัน

Year: 1977

Thai title: อย่าลืมฉัน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Somphob Benjatikul,Adul Dulyarat
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naowarat Yooktanun,Chosri Misommon,Marasri Isarangkul,Tharika Thidathip

Thai romance movie อย่าลืมฉัน was released in year 1977. The movie lasts around 2 hours 04 minutes and was released under VCD format. Movie director is Director is Ruj Ronnapop. Khaem (Sombat Methanee) and Suriyong (Aranya Namwong), both students, are in love. They shall marry. Finally Suriyong, due to filial duty (บุญคุณ), has to marry an older rich man, who is a banker. Khaem is disappointed and goes overseas. Suriyong never had chance to explain to him (มีเหตุผล). Fed up to be at home, Suriyong looks for a job and is engaged as secretary (เลขา). Her new boss is just back from overseas and is Khaem himself! Working relationship is difficult as Khaem makes it hard for Suriyong due to resentments. Khaem is also giving hard time to his managers (ผู้จัดการ) Somkit (Sawin Sawangrat) and Boon (Sayan Chantaraviboon). Khaem has a new girlfriend (แฟน) called Kaelong (Naowarat Yooktanun). Suriyong still wears the ring given by Khaem. Khaem spies Suriyong as she sees a man called Eua meeting her. For Eua (Somphob Benjatikul), Suriyong is only her stepmother (แม่เลี้ยง). He has no other feelings despite Khaem’s suspicion. Alita, Khaem’s gig from overseas, is back to Thailand and brings him trouble. Khaem is aware that Suriyong has two children but those two children are in fact from the previous wife of the banker, who died earlier. One night, while bringing the kids for holidays, Khaem becomes lover with Suriyong. There is misunderstanding as Suriyong believes it was arranged to trick her. Suriyong becomes pregnant. Khaem is upset to always see Suriyong with Eua so he writes a harsh letter to her. Khaem asks for a wedding with Kaelong as soon as possible. Finally Suriyong plans to flee overseas (หายกลุ้มก็กลับมาเอง). Khaem, realising his mistakes and misunderstandings due to jealousy, rushes to airport in order to find Suriyong before she leaves Thailand…

หงส์ทอง
หงส์ทอง

Year: 1977

Thai title: หงส์ทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut,Yodchai Meksuwan,Phairoj Jaising
Main actress: Aranya Namwong

Srongklot, a young man, on a trip to Hong Kong, meets Hong, a young Thai-Chinese lady, selling souvenirs on the Peak. She steals his camera but gets caught explaning that her grandma is very sick and poor. Having issues with local mafia, he has to flee and is rescued by Hong. His brother convinces him to go back to Thailand but he has to leave behind Hong as she cannot get a visa for Thailand. Back to Thailand, he meets Kaekai a lady already married but separated with her husband. Her husband refuses to divorce and sends tough men to hit Srongklot. Kaekai kills her husband and kills her-self. Srongklot, being blind after the attack, goes back to Hong Kong to cure his eyes and heart with Hong. Half of the movie is filmed in Hong Kong so it is very interesting to see Hong Kong with boat people in Aberdeen and the landscape from the Peak without high skycrapers.

แผลเก่า
แผลเก่า

Year: 1977

Thai title: แผลเก่า
English title: The old scar

Rating: 5/5
Director: Cherd Songsri

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Sarinthip Siriwan

The movie is built same a theatrical "Likay" (ลิเก) with traditional music. It portrays the Thai culture and way of life though a romance. Peasant Riem loves Kwan but the love is not reprocical. He loves singing Likay. Traditional peasant way of life, watching over buffalo, rice planting, getting fish from rice fields, ceremonies where young men invite girls they like to dance, Songkran ceremony with small pagoda made of sand are gracefully shown. They finally love each other with a promise in front of the local deities tree. But Riem family refuses this love story. Choi, local gangster, injures Kwan with his sword making a scar. This scar is the symbol of their love that nothing can break. Riem's father wants to sell her to the local gangster Choi. Riem's father is local "Kamnan" (กำนัน) but has many debts with Choi as he likes to gamble and drink alcohol. Riem is enslaved with chains. Kwan infliges a scar to Choi also but when he tries to free Riem, it is too late. Her father and Choi have brought her to Bangkok. There she is integrated to a rich Bangkokian family as she has the same face as their deceased daughter. A young man called Somchai is courting her. Riem discovers high society Bangkokian life with balls and European orchestra. The contrast is flagrant with village life and Kwan playing flute on his buffalo. Kwan arrives in Bangkok and searches for Riem. He cannot find her. He chases Choi to know where he sent Riem but during a sword fight, Choi is killed. Three years have passed. Knowing that her mother is sick, Riem goes back to visit her. Kwan has chance to meet Riem but Kwan also understands that she forgot him. He asks again for the support of the local deities. Riem misses her home and Kwan. She finally comes back as her mother is dying. In the past, her mother marries her husband for money in order to be secure but was never happy with him. So she advises her daughter to listen to her heart as love is more important than money. Riem promises to tell Kwan her decision in front of the local deities tree. On the same day, seeing that his father is getting older and older, Kwan promises him to honor his wish to see his son in yellow robes (ชายผ้าเหลือง) as a monk. Learning that Riem is forced to go back to Bangkok, he decides to help her but faces opposition from Riem's family and Somchai. Finally Somchai shot Kwan fatally and he drowns in front the local deities tree. Riem stabs herself and drowns with her beloved Kwan. Kwan's father will never see his son in yellow robes (ชายผ้าเหลือง) as a monk. Historically, Cherd Songsri's movie is a classic tale of star-crossed lovers and was one of the first Thai films to be a success internationally due to the precise representation of rural Thailand. It got Top award at Festival des 3 Continents in Nantes, France in 1981. This movie is part of the first 25 films heritage list announced on October 4 2011, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

แม่ดอกกัญชา
แม่ดอกกัญชา

Year: 1977

Thai title: แม่ดอกกัญชา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Dokdin Kanyaman

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dokdin Kanyaman,Choomporn Theppitak,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Lak Apichat,Suriya Chinaphan
Main actress: Mayura Thanabutr

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Yuak (Dokdin Kanyaman) is involved in a shooting with police. He is part of a drug gang selling cannabis (กัญชา) hidden in garlands sold by kids. Yuak is finally arrested and spends 6 years in jail. His release happens just during Songkran period. His relative has taken care of his now grown-up niece, Klong (Mayura Thanabutr) (เด็กสลัม). Local policeman warns Yuak (หม้าว้ด) to beware of any misconduct if he doesn't want to go to jail again. Klong's mother Kae Son has left and stopped sending money to her. The mother went to live with a ruffian called Rot (Choomporn Theppitak). He is a violent man stealing Klong's school fee. Rot is now involved in cannabis traffic also and has a new wife. While Yuak, Klong and Songthai (Suriya Chinaphan) are playing music, police arrests some drug traffickers nearby. Afraid of police, Yuak flees in front of inspector Pheung's (Sombat Methanee) despite being innocent. They are arrested and then released but Pheung gets scolded by Klong. Prachuap (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) is a doctor fighting drug usage. He is the father of one of Klong's best friend, Phanit. Pheung is Phanit's brother. Pheung's girlfriend, Chat, dislikes immediately Klong as she is having a famous family name (สกุล) which is improbable as being a poor girl from slum (สลัม). Klong and Yai have issues with Rot and it ends up at the police station but Rot flees before as he is involved in narcotics. Yai is severely sick. Klong has no money to cure her so one of her friends in the slum sacrifices herself with men to find the money. Following an advice from Yuak, it is discovered that Chaiyut (Lak Apichat), Chat’s secret lover, is involved in drug trafficking with Rot. Following gunfight with Pheung, Rot is shot. Chatchai, Phanit's boyfriend, is also involved in the traffic. Songthai helps Phanit to flee from Chatchai. Phanit and her friends are addicted so a detoxification is needed with special herbs tea by Yuak. Prachuap hits Songthai believing he mistreated his daughter. It is a weird situation as despite having a father fighting against drug usage, a policeman brother fighting against traffickers, Phanit is still a drug addict. Prachuap finds that Klong is the lost granddaughter (หลาน) of a rich heiress. Romance starts between Klong and Pheung. The old lady caused Klong's parents to split up as she couldn't accept a poor maiden for her son. So knowing this, Klong leaves her being very angry. Pheung understands Klong’s kindness versus Chat’s selfishness. Meanwhile Chat organises the kidnapping of the old lady. Klong and Pheung help on different side to neutralize Chaiyut and his team. The old lady is freed. Ruffians are shot by Pheung. Happiness can resume in the family. Dokdin's movie แม่ดอกกัญชา is a high criticism of usage of cannabis in Thai society, either in poor neighborhood or either high society. Cannabis sinners are shown on a torn tree (Buddhist symbolism). Dokdin’s movie highlights drug traffic, prostitution and drug taking in slums. As usual, Dokdin movie mixes comedy, romance and action.

มนต์รักแม่น้ำมูล
มนต์รักแม่น้ำมูล

Year: 1977

Thai title: มนต์รักแม่น้ำมูล
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sukon Koewliam,Settha Sirachaya,Suriya Chinaphan,Piya Trakulrard,Noppadol Duangporn
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Piathip Kumwong,Naiyana Shewanan

This folk-music movie is similar to "mon rak luuk thung". It features folk or "LUUK THUNG" songs. It is about love stories between villagers from Ubon, i.e. a teacher and his fiancee staying in Bangkok, a farmer wishing to be a singer and his fiancee, a school director and a nurse.

เพลงรักบ้านนา
เพลงรักบ้านนา

Year: 1977

Thai title: เพลงรักบ้านนา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Boo Wibunnan,Adinan Singhiran,Doo Dook Kradon
Main actress: Chosri Misommon

Thai movie เพลงรักบ้านนา was released in year 1977. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor, มธุรส รัตนา and อัญชลี ชัยศิริ as main new actresses. A four minutes trailer and a 1h30mn movie are still available. The full movie with 12 songs including 3 by Sombat is not available anymore. A partial version was released many years ago on Thai TV CH7 but in a shorter release with only one song featured. Other actors featuring in this movie are Boo Wibunnan, Adinan Singhiran, Doo Dook Kradon, Chosri Misommon. A young man (ไพรวัลย์ ลูกเพชร) from Suphanburi is sheltered in Sri Prai and her sister's home as he has nowhere to go but he has nice singing skills. Worrying he would seduce his two daughters, the father finally chases him. Duan (Sombat Methanee) rescues Sri Prai aggressed by ruffians. Romance between Duan and Sri Pai happens. The story is about two sisters coming from a rich family and who love two poor men to the despair of their father. Finally the two poor men help their future father in law as a businessman is trying to buy his land knowing that a road is going to be built soon. The two new actresses are อัญชลี ชัยศิริ born in 1956 and มธุรส รัตนา born in 1957.

ตามฆ่า 20000 ไมล์
ตามฆ่า 20000 ไมล์

Year: 1977

Thai title: ตามฆ่า 20000 ไมล์
English title: Project G-7

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Nirut Sirijanya,Lak Apichat,Somchai Samipak
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Piathip Kumwong,Tasawan Saneewong

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Thai movie ตามฆ่า 20000 ไมล์ was released in year 1977. It lasts 1h27mn. Movie director is วินิจ ภักดีวิจิตร. The movie is taking place partly in USA. It was also released as an IFD movie named Project G-7, mixing some part of the Thai movie and some sequences shot in Hong Kong. Sorapong Chatree, as a black policeman, has to work with Krung Srivilai. They enquiry on a double murder, i.e. a lady and her lover are killed. The killer is Nirut Sirijanya. The husband is a politician but he claims to have nothing to do with this murder. His mistress is Piathip Kumwong. Vet 2 and Tasawan Saneewong are lady journalists. Ruffians try to kill Sorapong and Krung but following fighting in a car dealer and car chase, they fail. Ruffians are convinced there is a police traitor among them. The ruffians’ leader places a bounty on Krung and Sorapong. The two lady journalists are policewomen. One of them is killed by a hitman. Sorapong's wife and his daughter are also killed. Sorapong and Krung storm the leader's place but he is gone overseas in Thailand already. Back to Thailand, Lak Apichat follows them. Attacked by ruffians, Thai policewoman Pawana Chanajit comes to help Sorapong and Krung. Nirut and ruffians fail to kill them once again but Sorapong is injured. The traitor is identified as the leader's girlfriend Piathip. Somchai Samipak is playing the head of police and another actor as policeman. Krung and Tasawan are captured and tortured. Piathip is killed by Lak. Sorapong and Pawana come to help after being informed by Piathip just before her death. Police storms the place. Nirut kills the leader as he loved secretly Piathip. Through a final duel, Sorapong kills Nirut.

คู่ทรหด
คู่ทรหด

Year: 1977

Thai title: คู่ทรหด
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Settha Sirachaya,Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Adul Dulyarat
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Tasawan Saneewong

Ithipon (Sorapong Chatree) is a police inspector (สารวัตร). He doesn't have a car (รถแข่ง) as he refuses any corrupting money from the mafia. Yot (Krung Srivilai) is another policeman, who has a hot temper (รุนแรง) and uses easily guns to stop robbers (ผู้ร้าย). In a single day, he shot four robbers. It makes big headlines in newspapers. Ithipon always follows the law (ความยุติธรรม) and wants to give a good image of the police to Thai citizens. His family is poor. It includes his sister, Am, and his mother. Am is still a student and is addicted (ติต) to marijuana (กัญชา). Ithipon needs to solve many issues linked to the facts that policemen do not always behave well in private life also (club singer pregnant and dropped...). Ithipon sometimes acts like a social assistant. Ithipon’s team deals with heroin dealing case, prostitution cases, rape case, police corruption but also everyday ordinary cases. This movie shows the kind of crimes faced by Thai society in 1970s. Yot, by killing some drug dealers, puts the mess again (มือปราบจับตาย) as no proofs and information can be got from dead bodies. Yot’s behavior is linked to his past when he was ten years old. His mother was murdered by a carpenter who was acquitted due to lack of proofs despite he saw him with his own eyes! So nowadays he has become a harsh policeman. Yot has been suspended (ถูกราชการ) following the drug failure case. Rich people use their power to influence police. A businesswoman wishes to have her son released! Ithipon needs to arrest his own sister Am as she was caught smoking opium (ติตยา) in an illegal den. Ithipon remains inflexible. The law is same for all so he refuses to help his sister and has to perform his duty (นาที). Yot continues to shoot illegally some bad people and wish to clean the Thai society. Ithipon meets Eewa, his former girlfriend. Ithipon is poor so he couldn't marry with Eewa. As Eewa's parents were sick, Eewa had no choice than becoming the mafia leader Kongwan’s mistress. As her parents are both dead, Ithipon proposes to take care of Eewa and hides her. Kongwan's ruffians are looking for Eewa. They storm Ithipon's home, hurt the mother and kidnap him. As Ithipon refuses to speak and to accept dirty money every month, Kongwan drugs him with heroin to make him dependent and to know where is Eewa. Finally Ithipon breaks down and tells them where Eewa is. Being inflexible with law, what did Ithipon gain? His mother is injured, his sister is in hospital and he is also addicted now (ตรงกับกฎหมายไม่ได้อะไร). His family is wrecked and his sister despises him. Eewa is kidnapped by Kongwan again. While being under treatment Ithipon flees from hospital. Being beaten by drug sellers, he is rescued by Pen. She was a prostitute Ithipon helped before to leave this profession. As a way to thank him she takes care about him until he can recover. Redemption is always possible (ยังมีทางแก้). Both his sister and mother have died. Yot continues to do his own justice by cleaning Bangkok from bad guys. Ithipon starts his own revenge by storming and burning Kongwan's heroin warehouse and by shooting ruffians. Kongwan orders to kill Ithipon. He shoots Eewa as she was going to warn Ithipon. Ithipon is injured again. The violence cycle has no end. There is a dirty policeman inside the police station, who always informs Kongwan. Kongwan does the cleaning of informants as a trial against him is ongoing. Yot won't let him go away. While leaving the hospital and going back to his slum house, Ithipon is shot by Kongwan. But this time Kongwan cannot escape his responsibilities and is caught by the police. Ithipon finally wins by following the law (ชนะตามกฎหมาย). This movie includes the 1970s top actors and features a funky "Shaft" 1970s soundtrack. This interesting movie deals about Thai police hardship and difficulty to have a clean police due to low monthly salary and extra judicial killings. It is still an issue nowadays. In 2011 senior police officers own a big illegal casino in the heart of Bangkok. It was was overseen by local police and allowed in only high-stakes gamblers.

ใครจะอยู่ค้ำฟ้า
ใครจะอยู่ค้ำฟ้า

Year: 1977

Thai title: ใครจะอยู่ค้ำฟ้า
English title: The man from hell

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Nirut Sirijanya,Adul Dulyarat,Lor Tok,Pipop Pupinyo,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Aranya Namwong

Krung Srivilai is getting married. Some partygoers people take Krung for a last drink to celebrate. His wife will wait for him. While Krung is having a few drinks, his wife is raped by four men including Pipop Pupinyo (wearing a wig) and Somsak Chaisongkram. He discovered her body recovered by roses. The crime is signed by Red Roses gang. Krung promises to take revenge. He helps his wife’s sister (Naowarat Yooktanun) being attacked by the gang also. Nirut Sirijanya and his brother take profit of gang rivalries to take some suitcases full of money and drugs. The brother has issues when protecting a young lady against ruffians but inspector Sorapong Chatree is helping. Lowu is the Chinese leader of Red Roses gang. Both Nirut and Krung are captured by the gang but succeeded to escape. Khun Ling (Aranya Namwong) or White Rose is arriving from Singapore. Only the White Rose knows the identity of Red Roses gang’s real leader so she is welcomed at the airport by Sorapong before the gang can kidnap her. Meanwhile Krung falls in love with Naowarat. Krung is captured again. He is framed in a murder. Krung kills one of his wife’s assassin but is then facing inspector Sorapong as he cannot break the law either. Red Rose gang leader is played by veteran actor Adul Dulyarat. Naowarat is kidnapped by the gang. The leader recalls Krung far souvenirs when he was a soldier. The gang leader’s wife and daughter were killed by Thai soldiers during shootings. Since that day, he wishes to take revenge over Krung. To get Naowarat released, Krung has to shoot White Rose, who is a danger for the gang. As Krung and White Rose were lover in the past, it is a difficult decision. While Sorapong and White Rose are having a diner, Krung shoots her but it is only a trick. Nirut's brother and his mum are killed by Lowu. Nirut's brother was working as police informer. Nirut wishes to revenge also. Nirut and Sorapong storm the cave where the gang is hiding. They release Krung and Naowarat. Khun Ling shots herself the gang leader. The movie “The man from hell” or ใครจะอยู่ค้ำฟ้า (1978) is currently available through Ocean Shores video tape in English only. It is weird to have Sorapong, Krung with an English dubbing but as least Thai music was kept. The movie has sometimes a weird directing. As the movie is only 1h26mn, it is highly probable that it was cut for an international version as most Thai Movies during 1970s last almost two hours. 5 Top Thai stars are starring in this movie, i.e. Krung Srivilai, Sorapong Chatree, Nirut Sirijanya, Naowarat Yooktanun, Aranya Namwong. Fantastic bell-bottoms are worn by Sorapong Chatree.

รุกฆาต
รุกฆาต

Year: 1977

Thai title: รุกฆาต
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Sawin Sawangrat,Sukon Koewliam,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Tasawan Saneewong

Ruffians are waiting along the road. They rob money from a police van. A young man called Thonglop (Krung Srivilai), driving a truck, is passing by and gets involved despite him. Ruffians want to get rid of him as he is a potential witness. Thonglop takes refuge at his grandmother's (ยาย) home. The grandmother is killed by the ruffians as she refuses to disclose where he is hiding. Thonglop promises to revenge her and is actively looking for the ruffians’ leader (ผู้กำกับ). The leader name (หัวหน้าโจร) is Mek. Thonglop meets an old lady friend, Than. Than is Thanoo’s daughter (ลูกสาว). Thonglop helps Than and this father aggressed by two ruffians. Thanoo is a business man. Than and Thonglop collaborate to catch Mek. They found that Mek is often going to Khorat in Northeast of Thailand. Thanks to the unexpected help of a taxi driver (Sorapong Chatree), Mek is captured and he discloses that the real leader is in fact Amasadon (พี่ใหญ่). Thonglop uses the taxi driver called Krongket to track Amasadon. A friendship is developing between Thonglop and Krongket. InThira is Amasadon’s younger sister. Without knowing it, she is doing some money laundering for Amasadon through a company providing jobs to taxi drivers. Krongket follows Inthira and helps her as two ruffians steal her bag. Thonglop wants to use Inthira as a bait (ตัวประการ) to catch Amsadon. Thonglop keeps Inthira as hostage. Than finds Inthira’s bag inside Thonglop’s car. So she starts to wonder which game Thonglop is playing. Fake policemen try to catch Thonglop but they face Krongket who resists. Ruffians wish to catch Than to force an exchange with Inthira. Mek and Amasadon start to be divided. A final confrontation between all protagonists shows that Thanoo was the real mafia boss. Ruffians are caught. Both Inthira and Than are safe. At the end, it is finally disclosed that Krongket is a police inspector (สารวัตร). This 1970s movie includes action and humor. It features two 1970s keys actors, i.e. Krung Srivilai and Sorapong Chatree. โอ้มาดา and รุกฆาต movies both released on the same day in 1977. They were the first movies featuring leading actor Sorapong Chatree and leading actress Naowarat Yooktanun together. During the following years, they played 100 movies together!

ทางเสือผ่าน
ทางเสือผ่าน

Year: 1977

Thai title: ทางเสือผ่าน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Choomporn Theppitak

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Nard Poowanai,Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Kecha Plianvithee,Chat Mongkolchai,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Naiyana Shewanan

Krieng (เกรียง - Krung Srivilai) and Krai (ไกร - Sorapong Chatree) are brothers. They have a sister called Kaew. The third brother is away. They are part of a poor family and their father is sick. Ruffians are terrorising the local villagers (ปล้อนบ้าน). Krieng and Krai want to report a killing (แจ้งความ) to the village headman but he is out of town. The village headman has two children, Sarapee and her brother Han (หาญ - Dam Datsakorn). Han uses a lot of bad influence (อิทธิพล) and is always accompanied by ruffians. Han is committing extortion under the name of Seua Hin (เสืออินทร์). Sarapee is Krieng's love. Some villagers refuse to sell their land to Boonthong (บุญทอง), a local rich businessman. Boonthong is using Han to push them. He has a beautiful daughter called Angkap (อังกาบ - Piyamas Monayakol). Angkap is Krai's love (นางฟ้ามาแล้ว). Han doesn't appreciate his sister to go out with Krieng so this one is beaten by ruffians. Han also loves Angkap. Han is collaborating with Boonthong. Angkap is promised by her father to Han. The third son, Kan (กาญจน์), played by Nard Poowanai, is back. While Krieng and Krai are working in the fields, Kaew and the father are killed. The three brothers are looking for revenge. The village headman is not aware that his son is smuggling with Boonthong. Ket (เกตุ – Lak Apichat) is one of Han’s ruffians but he has a nice heart and always warns Angkap if something fishy is under preparation. Han is always looking for arguments with Krieng even during a temple fair. Han uses Ket to shoot Krai in the back while performing Thai folk dance (รำวง) as he is jealous of his relation with Angkap. Ket is playing double game as a fake bullet is used to shoot Krai. Ket warns Angkap that Han plans a night attack to get rid of Krai. Warned by Angkap, the three brothers prepare a surprise for Han and his ruffians. The ruffians fall in a trap and only Han and a few guys escape death. Han takes revenge over Ket by raping and killing his wife. Ket recognizes that Han’s missing short button is the one he found near his wife’s dead body. Following fist fights and car motorbike chase between Ket and Han, Han finally succeeds to flee. Han kills Boonthong to get his money and recruits more mercenaries. The three brothers and Ket are ready to fight back but they need to face 50 ruffians having M16 guns. Police lead by Mot is coming to help. Ruffians take Sarapee as hostage. A final face to face between the father and Han, the ruffian son, happens. Following a misunderstanding the village headman shoots his own son. Ket also dies. It is moralist ending. Ket is an unknown hero and law remains stronger than filial bonds. It is a 2h03mn movie. This movie features the new 1970s generation of Thai leading actors, i.e. Krung, Sorapong, Nard (สามพระเอกผู้ยิ่งใหญ่).

9 พยัคฆ์ราช
9 พยัคฆ์ราช

Year: 1977

Thai title: 9 พยัคฆ์ราช
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Yodchai Meksuwan,Uten Boonyong,Pinyo Parnnui,Sithao Petcharoen,Somphob Benjatikul,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Rewadee Pattaphong

This movie is one of the many Thai action movies released during decade 1970s. This movie involves a quatuor of famous Thai actors, i.e. Krung Srivilai, Yodchai Meksuwan, Uten Boonyong, Pawana Chanajit. Side characters are Pinyo Parnnui, Sithao Petcharoen, Somphob Benjatikul as a ruffian, Sompong Phonmitr. The daughter Kaessini (Rewadee Pattaphong) is back. She succeeded getting an university diploma. She wishes to use her knowledge for the benefits of the villagers. The villagers have serious issues with local ruffians. Krung is coming from Bangkok. Krung beats a few ruffians. Yodchai Meksuwan is playing a fake medium and provides fake medicine (ยาเทวดา). Yodchai is recruited by Krung. Thugs leader wants to force villagers to sell their land. As they refuse, he kidnaps Pawidee (Pawana Chanajit) in front of her father (Sompong Phonmitr). Shootings happen at the teacher's home. The movie sold by Lepso VCD company seems incomplete or cut as the release of Pawidee is not shown. Frequent fightings happen between ruffians (นักเลง) and Uten and Sa ong. Similar to The Magnificent Seven movie, Krung and his three friends resist to the ruffians. As the ruffians prepare a plan to kill them, Krung prepares a strike back offensive. Ruffians are the ones to fall in a trap. Heavy fightings and shootings happen. All ruffians are defeated or killed. Sa ong is killed. Movie ‘9 พยัคฆ์ราช’ was released in year 1977 and lasts 1h43mn. The Lepso VCD has an horrible sound. Thai action movies were very popular in decade 1970s. This movie gathers many famous stars (Krung Srivilai, Yodchai Meksuwan, Uten Boonyong) but the result is average.

ลูกขวาน
ลูกขวาน

Year: 1977

Thai title: ลูกขวาน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kom Akadej

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Kom Akadej,Dam Datsakorn,Choomporn Theppitak,Sahat Piempongsan,Kecha Plianvithee,Krai Kanchit,Chat Mongkolchai,Lak Apichat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Manop Aussawathep,Pipop Pupinyo,Somsak Chaisongkram,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Chana Sriubon
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Metta Roongrat,Rewadee Pattaphong

ลูกขวาน is a Thai movie released in year 1977. It lasts 1h54mn. This action movie, directed by director Kom Akadej, features a great bunch of Thai actors. Sing A (Sombat Methanee) arrives too late as his father Nae Klam died already. His father was a big mafia boss (นักเลง) so smaller bosses (Chun - Dam Datsakorn, Kam - Choomporn Theppitak, Pon - Sahat Piempongsan, Krong - Kanchit Kwanpracha) want to become the leader instead. The movie features fighting between those smaller bosses in order to become the big boss. Back from overseas, Sing A is welcomed by KoLit (Kecha Plianvithee) and by his mother (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng). Krai Kanchit challenges Sing A but as he is defeated, he finally joins Sing A's team. Ruffians are using axes (ขวาน) for fighting so giving the movie name, i.e. ลูกขวาน, "axe child". Many groups want to get rid of Sing A. Prachom (Lak Apichat) gives a hand to Sing A aggressed by motorbikes on the beach. Kam (Choomporn Theppitak), married to Metta Roongrat, is one of the small leader wanting to kill Sing A. Nop (Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri) and Sai (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) are close friends with Sing A. Sing A finally sympathizes with Nolee (Aranya Namwong), daughter of Nop. Phi Pon (Sahat Piempongsan) and his team start hostilities and take over a mine. Mek (Chana Sriubon) and Wan are having a love affair. Tan (Manop Aussawathep) orders to kill Sing A. KoLit and Mek defeat Pipop Pupinyo and his guys trying to enter in their ranch. Krong is shot and injured by another gang. Tan refuses to work with Phi Pon (ขายหน้า). Chat Mongkolchai and his ruffians attack Mek's house but get defeated by KoLit and Mek following a long boat race. Wedding is happening between Mek and Wan. Chun is looking for troubles during the wedding but gets punched by Sing A. Tan is burnt in his car by Phi Pon's team and becomes blind. As a revenge, Phi Pon gets killed by Kanchit. Tan relearns to shoot using his ears instead of eyes. Pinyo and his ruffians kill Sing A's mother but get axed by KoLit and Mek. Kam is arrested by the police. Aranya has a cancer but Sing A still wishes to marry her. Tan takes his revenge over those who caused the fire making him blind. All mafia leaders are now out of the game except Chun. A feast is organized but Chun's ruffians (Somsak Chaisongkram) are bringing a mess. Honor needs to be washed with blood (เลือดต้องล้างกับเลือด). Chun's house is stormed and Chun himself is killed but remaining people including Sing A get caught by police. This Kom Akadej's movie is a non stop action movie featuring around twenty key actors / actresses from decade 1970s.

ดวล
ดวล

Year: 1977

Thai title: ดวล
English title: The last duel

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Ek Amarin,Kecha Plianvithee,Chanee Yotchai,Paen Pleumsachai,Pipop Pupinyo,Surasit Sattayawong
Main actress: Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit

Thai movie ดวล (The last duel) was released in year 1977. It lasts 1h31mn. It seems that the movie was never released on VCD or DVD but only shown on Thai TV channel 11. The soundtrack is unfortunately very bad and barely audible. It features a bunch of actors always playing ruffians such as Kecha Plianvithee, Chanee Yotchai, Paen Pleumsachai and Pipop Pupinyo. Ek Amarin (เอก อัมรินทร์) is the main actor. Kecha and Surasit Sattayawong are friends with an overseas ruffian. They kill a couple to steal money and also take their daughter. Their teenage son promises to get revenge. 20 years have passed. Kecha's birthday is happening. Narin from France is present. Ek spoils the party and promises to get revenge against the ruffians one by one. He finally gets stopped by Narin (ไม่น่าเป็นโจร). Ek reverses the situation and brings Narin in a cave as a prisoner. He finds that Narin has a necklace and a birth tattoo on her back showing that she is his lost sister separated from him when their parents were killed by ruffians. Ek gets rid of Chanee and Surasit through duels. He also kills Pipop in one to one duel. One of the overseas ruffians leaders is chased by speed boat, then by car but Ek gets defeated. Ek is tortured, attached to a pole and left for dead. He is finally released by Narin. Ek is then chased by a motorcycle, a helicopter and then a F1 car but still survives! Finally Ek shots also Kecha. The movie moves to Spain into a with a five minutes corrida sequence that looks like more a documentary. He also shots the last ruffian, who was a Spanish citizen. Revenge cycle is over. This movie got limited success despite bringing some foreign stars. Ek Amarin is also less famous than other Thai cinema stars of the 1970s decade.

เจ้าพ่อ 7 คุก
เจ้าพ่อ 7 คุก

Year: 1977

Thai title: เจ้าพ่อ 7 คุก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sorapong Chatree,Chaiyan Sorakrai,Kecha Plianvithee,Dam Datsakorn,Pipop Pupinyo,Manop Aussawathep,Nirut Sirijanya,Surasit Sattayawong
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Sirikwan Nanthasiri

Thai movie เจ้าพ่อ 7 คุก was released in year 1977. It features two major Thai cinema stars together, i.e. Sombat Methanee and Sorapong Chatree. The remaining sequence lasts 1h22mn. Papum (Sombat Methanee) succeeds to escape from prison four times but he is recaptured by the Thai police each time. Sorapong is a soldier. Chaiyan Sorakrai as another soldier gets killed in the fightings. Sorapong is married and has one kid. While he is fighting at the border, his father is killed and his wife is raped by ruffians led by Jit (Kecha Plianvithee) and including Ming and Pipop Pupinyo stealing the cattles. Sorapong finds Pipop and kills him. Before he learns from Pipop that Ming is now in jail so Sorapong surrenders to police in order to be sent to jail. Sorapong ends up in same jail as Papum, who is still trying to escape (นักโทษวิเศษ). He also befriends with Ming. The three guys now prepare to escape. There is a famous scene, where Sombat as prisoner smashes a rat and eats it raw. The three men succeed to escape through some pipes thanks to a file given by Sorapong to Papum in order to cut his chains. After obtaining information on Jit, Sorapong kills the ruffian Ming following a one to one fight. Papum and Sorapong go to north of Thailand to find Jit. They join a group including พ่อเลี้ยง Chawalit (Manop Aussawathep), Nirut Sirijanya and Malee (Sirikwan Nanthasiri). They go through the mountains by small paths. Papum meets Naowarat Yooktanun. Love emerges. Surasit Sattayawong is the hill tribe village leader (ผู้ใหญ่). Two groups are exercising influence, i.e. Jit and Chawalit, around the mountains. Meiyo, Naowarat’s younger brother, is shot by Jit’s ruffians as he listened to them talking about Papum and Sorapong. Malee has disappeared. The two groups prepare to fight. Nirut releases Malee but they are chased by ruffians. Malee gets shot and dies. Papum and Sorapong escape murder tentative. The two groups confront each other and heavy shootings happen. Final fights between Papum and Dam Datsakorn, between Sorapong and Jit occur. Naowarat helps Papum. Sorapong kills Kecha but gets severly injured and dies. Papum ends up 10 years in prison but Naowarat waits for him. This movie features an impressive list of famous Thai actors and actresses from decade 1970s.

เขี้ยวเสือเล็บสิงห์
เขี้ยวเสือเล็บสิงห์

Year: 1977

Thai title: เขี้ยวเสือเล็บสิงห์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Phairoj Jaising,Nard Poowanai,Dam Datsakorn,Pipop Pupinyo,Pan Borapet
Main actress: Rewadee Pattaphong

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Thai movie เขี้ยวเสือเล็บสิงห์ was released in year 1977. It lasts 1h48mn. Director is Payoong Payakul. Atit (Sombat Methanee), a mercenary (ทหารรับจ้าง) is back to his village in Isan. His father was kidnapped. Some ruffians try to kill him but Atit is faster to shoot them. He meets his old friend Akan (Phairoj Jaising), now Turkish bath manager. Seua Suk (Dam Datsakorn) and Pan Borapet storm the school as village header Thong complained to the police about their ruffians' activities. Teacher (Rewadee Pattaphong) is his daughter. Mokara (Nard Poowanai), a policeman, acting as a telecom company employee, hides a microphone inside Mien Wo's phone. Athit helps Mokara, aggressed by three ruffians, so they sympathize. He promises to help to find his kidnapped father. Mokara identifies that Mien Wo is the ruffians’ leader (นายผู้หญิง) behind the kidnapping. Mokara requests the help of Seua Suk to identify ruffians around. They accept to work together. Upset by this, Mien Wo's team kidnaps the daughter of the village leader Thong to have a guarantee (ตัวประกัน). The dream team composed of Athit, Mokara, Akan, Seua Suk and others prepare to storm the ruffians' place. Pipop Pupinyo is leading the resistance but ruffians are defeated. A foreigner, Athit’s friend, tries finally to betray him and to flee by helicopter with the father. Following a daring fight, the foreigner falls from the helicopter but Seua Suk dies while helping Athit. The DVD movie is certainly composed of two sets of partial reels as sometimes the image is colorful and sometimes it is reddish.

แหกค่ายนรกเดียนเบียนฟู
แหกค่ายนรกเดียนเบียนฟู

Year: 1977

Thai title: แหกค่ายนรกเดียนเบียนฟู
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Nard Poowanai,Yodchai Meksuwan,Sor Asanajinda,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

During Dien Bien Phu battle, a few Thai soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a Communist Vietnamese working camp. They face difficulty through hard labour and few food given. Those who try to escape are killed. Rivalries appear between inmates, especially with those collaborating with the Vietnamese wardens. Life is hell there. The head of the working camp is a sadist. Thai inmates decide to flee. After a hard battle inside the camp, they need to reach the border to be safe but the head of the working camp has not given up...

หนักแผ่นดิน
หนักแผ่นดิน

Year: 1977

Thai title: หนักแผ่นดิน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Sombat Methanee

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Lak Apichat,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Tasawan Saneewong

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Ruffians attack a bus and put fire into it. Hopefully military can help on time but some passengers die. Who was behind the ruffians? A local villager Chat is having financial difficulties. Nemana and Data, owners of the local sawmills, lend money to poor people with high interest. Chat bought a truck. He is close friend with Tai (Sombat Methanee), who is a village scout (ลูกเสือชาวบ้าน). The Village scouts was a right-wing group sponsored by the King and Queen of Thailand to promote national unity in 1970s. Villagers are helping each other. Due to debts (หนี้) Chat needs to give his rice fresh crop to Nemana. Poor (จน) people just work for the rich! Nemana gives him back the truck against his wife’s rice fields guarantee and allows him to cut trees in forest. He befriends with Prachan, who is Nemana’s close associate. Despite Nemana's promise, some other ruffians try to catch Chat so he has to fight back for his life. As he shots two men, he has to flee to Bangkok. They lie to him as the ruffians are not dead. He is driving a taxi in Bangkok. He gets framed by Prachan who puts drugs in his car (เล่นละคร) in order to increase Chat’s dependence to him as Chat needs to pay back his gratitude. He accepts to join their team. Nuan and Tai marry. Chat, due to easy money and lust, forgets his pregnant wife Bua (กรุงเทพสวรรค์คนมี นรกคนจน, คนลืมตัว). Back to the village Chat complains about the corruption of officials and how to benefit from it! Tai wishes to fight against this corruption that is bad for the country, fight against the bad parliament members. Tai and Chat disagree so fight (คนโทรยศแผ่นดิน). Nemana and Tai have a disagreement regarding rice selling. Tai pushes his democratic concept as villagers can sell to anybody (สหาย). It is democracy versus communism. Nemana proposes to share power and influence (แบ่งอำนาจ). As Tai refuses, they kidnap Nuan, his wife, who is teacher in order to force Tai to join them. Tai refuses their ultimatum and decides to act at nighttime. Faced to a Buddha statue, Tai prays in front of the Thai King and Queen pictures. Thai Buddhism, the monarchy and the nation were high symbols against Communism in 1970s. Patriotic songs are played in the background (รักชาติ). Tai has to use a floating wing similar to a hang-glider to enter silently their camp. He succeeds to release Nuan but they are captured while trying to escape from the camp. Chat's mother dies on a mine while trying to convince her son (คนขายชาติ) to release Tai. Through his treachery he loses his mother (สร้างกรรม). He changes side so frees Tai and Nuan. Chat dies while holding the Thai flag. Tai takes over the Thai flag. Meanwhile villagers holding Thai flags and singing patriotic songs go towards the camp. Thai army is joining them. The ruffians are defeated and some of them injured or killed. Through high compassion, soldiers give help and priority to treat them. Tai successfully removes the red (communist) flag and replaces it by the Thai flag generating cheers and dances. The song “Nak Phaendin” was released in 1975. It is was a patriotic song (เพลงปลุกใจ) against the communist influence (คอมมิวนิสต์). During 1975-1980 years, Thailand was surrounded by Communist countries (Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam) and was at high risk to fall also. This movie from an historical point of view shows nicely this trouble period and how the government propaganda was done.

แหย่หนวดเสือ
แหย่หนวดเสือ

Year: 1977

Thai title: แหย่หนวดเสือ
English title: Operation Black Panther

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sombat Methanee

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Pipop Pupinyo,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Moeifa,Tharika Thidathip

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Cheutchai (Sombat Methanee) spends a lot of time to read James Bond novels so behaves similarly and weirdly (บ้าๆ บอๆ). This movie reminds of French movie “L'animal” with Jean-Paul Belmondo. Cheutchai is mistaken as another Cheutchai by some ruffians at Bangkok airport. He is brought to a meeting of a mysterious secret organisation (องค์กร). They are all wearing animal mask to hide their real identity and call themselves by number. Traitors are killed by a black panther. Cheutchai is given a mission by sexy number 9, Sareuthai, to kill a politician. He is recruited as a hitman but doesn't shoot the politician so causing the ruffians' ire. He flees through a two driving sides Mini British car. There is a car chase through Bangkok, then until the top of the Golden Mountain and then through a side car. Cheutchai needs to hide in a brothel to escape the ruffians and then in a gogo bar. He finally flees with dancer Aranya and takes refuge in her home. Cheutchai asks help from Sareuthai. She suggests him to kill the organisation leader and gives him the building map. Sareuthai is later killed by the black panther due to her betrayal to the organisation. Cheutchai decides to enter in the building at nighttime but he is captured. Being joked on his qualification as Thai scout (ลูกเสือ), he punches back. During 1970s the Thai scout organisation was seen as a protector of Thai kingdom against external threats such a red communists. He succeeds to escape thanks to Aranya. Police arrives on time to rescue them. Cheutchai and Aranya neutralize the organisation leaders (ทำร้ายชาติ) at Don Meuang airport. In 1976 Don Meuang airport was still used for international travel. Aranya was in fact an uncovered policeman. This movie is a mix of action and comedy. The VCD includes two soundtracks. The second soundtrack in Isan language adds many oral jokes absent in the original Thai soundtrack. The movie features also a funky 1970s music soundtrack. It is produced by “Methanee film” company and Sombat Methanee is also the film director. It is a two hours movie.

เก้ายอด
เก้ายอด

Year: 1977

Thai title: เก้ายอด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phaophan Phongnathee,Tat Ekathat,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Sirikwan Nanthasiri,Metta Roongrat

Thongchan (Phaophan Phongnathee - เผ่าพันธุ์ พงษ์นที) takes part successfully in a harsh training camp. He wishes to take part in a specific mission but is rejected and even imprisoned. He decides to flee. He escapes the base thanks to a plane. Lady Arunee (Metta Roongrat) (คุณหญิง) is married to Thongchai, an influential politician. Tat (Tat Ekathat), friend of Thongchai, is organizing his protection. Despite this protection, a murder tentative through injection is done on Thongchai. His son Thongchan is back and accuses Arunee but he gets arrested by Tat. Thongchan succeeds to flee. He gets involved in a political protest. Traitors (คนขายชาต) are trying to bring insurrection (วินาศกรรม) in Thailand. Ratchada (Pissamai Wilaisak) is distributing leaflets during protests and discovers a bomb. She is kidnapped by the ruffians. Witness of the kidnapping, Thongchan helps Pissamai as she is thrown away from the van driving at full speed. Thongchan rescues Pissamai and brings her to a safe hotel room. Ruffians use poisonous spiders to try to kill her but it fails. A mysterious organisation (องค์การ เก้ายอด) is using drugs to convince young people to follow them. Members wear Yak (ยักษ์) mask. A mysterious leader tries to stop Ratchada and Thongchan but they succeed to escape. Real 1973 or 1976 protests footage are used. Protests are politically motivated (ศัตรูของชาติ). The organisation has no pity for its own member as Thomas Cheng (Krai Kanchit) and Nancy (Sirikwan Nanthasiri) get killed. Arunee is also strangled. Tat is identified as the traitor leader. It turns ugly when Thongchan, Ratchada and Thongchan's father, Thai PM, are kidnapped. To avoid signing papers giving full power to the criminal organisation, the father sacrifices his life to release his son. Through a final confrontation, Thongchan, Thai boxing expert, defeats the ruffians using his martial arts skills. Thai Army arrives on time. The hidden den explodes and finally it is revealed that both Thongchan and Ratchada are undercover secret service officers. Thai movie เก้ายอด was released in year 1977 just a few after the tragic events of 1976.

สองเสือใจสิงห์
สองเสือใจสิงห์

Year: 1977

Thai title: สองเสือใจสิงห์
English title: Soul of Bruce lee

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sonny Chiba
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Somjit Sapsamruey

At the Thai border, Sonny's parents are killed by ruffians. He promises to take revenge. He gets a training in a martial arts camp. Sonny (Sonny Chiba) is now an adult. His master is assassinated by Sam, a former disciple. Sonny finds him but gets defeated. While being seriously injured, he is cured by a young hill tribe lady called Lipa (Etsuko Shihomi). Krung (Krung Srivilai) arrives to Bangkok by airplane. He has a meeting in Pattaya to deliver some diamonds. The ruffians try to double him through a mysterious man called Mr Chan in Hong Kong. The ruffians leader tries to put a beautiful Chinese girl in Krung’s way but it is not enough. Krung flees away with the drug and money but gets severely injured. Naowarat Yooktanun has also a small role and is taking care of Krung while he is sick. Krung has been separated with his mother (Somjit Sapsamruey) twenty years ago. Meanwhile the ruffians team leader tortures a policeman (Tadashi Yamashita) but the head of the organisation prevents his thugs to kill him. Sonny helps him to flee. Some ruffians are looking for troubles with Sonny. Krung comes back to help Tadashi and releases him. While fleeing through a daring operation including parasailing, Krung gets shot by the head of the organisation. Sonny is now living in a Buddhist temple. He is using electrical training device and needs to eat weird white powder to always calm down. Sonny and the policeman Tadashi get friends. Accelerated electrical shots are used by Sonny as a training in order to improve his muscles reactivity. Lipa (Etsuko Shihomi), young hill tribe lady, is killed while he is away. Sonny and the policeman storm the ruffians island. The old master was in fact the mastermind. The head of the organisation is defeated through a final fight involving Sonny and Tadashi. Without drug to calm down, Sonny finally dies also. This movie is a Hong Kong / Thai / Japan co production and it was released in year 1977. Thai name is สองเสือใจสิงห์. English name is “In the soul of Chiba” or “Soul of Bruce lee”. The scenario is bit confusing to follow up but people looking for Sonny Chiba’s action scenes won’t be disappointed.

ศึกเจ้าพ่อซำปอกง
ศึกเจ้าพ่อซำปอกง

Year: 1977

Thai title: ศึกเจ้าพ่อซำปอกง
English title: Prominent Eunuch Chen Ho

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan,Lo Lieh
Main actress: Metta Roongrat

Thai HK movie “Prominent Eunuch Chen Ho” / 鄭和下西洋 / was released in year 1977. It features Thai actors Metta Roongrat and Yodchai Meksuwan. A 7 minutes extract is still available. A Thai monk is kidnapped. Metta Roongrat tries to stop the kidnappers but she is killed. Chief Marshall defeats one of the kidnappers, who flees. The runaway is killed by Lo Lieh. The emperor has been kidnapped (maybe he was hiding in Thailand as a monk).

ไฟเหนือลมใต้
ไฟเหนือลมใต้

Year: 1977

Thai title: ไฟเหนือลมใต้
English title: Danger Love

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising,Choomporn Theppitak,Thep Thienchai,Pan Borapet
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Kantima Daraphan

Thai movie ไฟเหนือลมใต้ was released in year 1977. It features Krung Srivilai as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 1h01mn remains to be seen. Sia (Choomporn Theppitak) is playing pool. Krot (Krung Srivilai) arrives in the game room and shoots him. He then flees. Sia killed Krot’s whole family so Krot is taking revenge. Chit (Phairoj Jaising) is upset that his older brother Sia was shot by Krot, a close friend. Chased by ruffians, Krot succeeds to flee by a train going to Hat Yai. A hitman called Takro is killing many people. He finally gets killed due to a trick played by 3 ladies. The local mafia leader needs to find a new hitman and asks for Krot. Meanwhile Chit finds Krot again and gives him a lesson as he is drunk. Krot succeeds to flee thanks to a taxi driven by Aranya Namwong. Aranya finds a woman picture in Krung’s jacket pocket. Probably his former wife killed by Sia. Krot shots 3 drugs traffickers. Chit still tries to catch Krot and a fighting happens on a moving truck. Aranya is in fact a policeman. Krot shots Aranya with a sniper rifle despite Aranya saw him. Krot flees and boards a plane to Chiang Mai. His co passenger is similar to Aranya! Her father just died. Two songs are featured in nightclubs. Linda (veteran actress) is also killed by Krot. Aranya is surprised that he is so cruel (หน้าตาดีแต่ใจโหดร้าย). Krot is a professional killer (มือปืนรับจ้าง). Police wants to get him alive to know who are the sponsors behind (ผู้ติดต่อ). So Aranya is assigned to this dangerous task. The remaining sequence ends up here. It could be that Aranya plays two roles. Other actors are กันทิมา, แพน, เทิด, ศักดิ์ชัย, ธานินทร์. A summary of the movie is still available through old Thai stars magazines.

ทรามวัยใจเด็ด
ทรามวัยใจเด็ด

Year: 1977

Thai title: ทรามวัยใจเด็ด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lor Tok,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Mayura Thanabutr

Four young women want to become policemen. They face harsh selection inside the police school. One of them is coming from a wealthy family but still wants to be a policeman same as her father. The trainer is aware of this and is helping them though gags during the selection and their first assignments.

เพื่อนรัก
เพื่อนรัก

Year: 1977

Thai title: เพื่อนรัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong

It narrates the pure friendship story between two young boys and one young girl. They flee to Bangkok in order to try to find one of the boy's mother. During their journey, they discover the adult world, suffering, separation and death.

ไอ้คุณเฉิ่ม
ไอ้คุณเฉิ่ม

Year: 1977

Thai title: ไอ้คุณเฉิ่ม
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Lor Tok,Rith Luecha,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Mayura Thanabutr

Three beggars are friends and helping each other. One is polishing shoes, one is singing, one is simulating being a blind man in order to be able to sell lottery tickets. One of them has opportunity to work for a businessman and starts a romance with the businessman's daughter. Another one is courting another businessman's daughter. A local mafia gang is kidnapping the two businessmen. Police promises to help but the local police head is part of the mafia gang. The three beggards will manage to release the two businessmen.

ชีวิตบัดซบ
ชีวิตบัดซบ

Year: 1977

Thai title: ชีวิตบัดซบ
English title: Damned life

Rating: 5/5
Director: Euthana Mukdasanit,Permpol Choei-arun

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pinyo Parnnui
Main actress: Piathip Kumwong

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Teacher Tom and his hairdresser wife Reusi are living in a slum. They have a daughter. Tom is very dedicated to his job and study books every evening. His wife is bored and wishes to have a more exciting life. Following a friend invitation to a high society party, she goes alone as Tom believes it is not his world. There she meets a rich man and becomes her lover. She starts to go back home very late and doesn't go to her daughter's school activities. Following arguments between Tom and Reusi, they finally agree to divorce and Reusi announce to him that he is not the real father of their daughter! The slum is also full of robers and drug sellers. By unfortunate incident, Tom contributes to the arrest of one drug seller. This latter wishes to take revenge on Tom. Reusi is finally dumped by her rich lover. Tom and Reusi finally stay together for the good sake of their daughter and start to have hapiness again. One stormy night when Tom is out for working late, 4 drunk men lead by the drug seller enter in Tom's house, rape his wife and kill his daughter. Tom chases them and kills them one by one but his life is wrecked. What a damned life... This movie about slum dwellers earned Bt1 million at the box office. In 1977 this movie was almost a clone of the popular newspapers' front pages as it dealt with drugs, rape, divorce, violence. Virtue is not rewarded. Sorapong Chatree got his first Thai cinema reward thanks to this movie (ตุ๊กตาทองตัวแรกของพระเอกสรพงษ์ ชาตรี).

ล่า
ล่า

Year: 1977

Thai title: ล่า
English title: The Hunter

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Somsak Chaisongkram,Somphob Benjatikul,Pinyo Parnnui,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Wiyada Umarin,Lalana Sulawan,Metta Roongrat

A group of ruffians (Pinyo Parnnui) indulging in drugs and alcohol is terrorizing a slum. Mateson (Aranya Namwong) is married to Atisak. They have child called Pheung (Lalana Sulawan). Atisak has a mistress so Mateson has no choice but to divorce. The house remains under Atisak's name as she made the mistake to give him money in order for her parents to believe he was a richer bachelor (ผู้อุปถัมภ์). They have to move in a slum to get cheap rent. They get some support from their aunt (Metta Roongrat). Mateson is looking for a job. Karucha (Sombat Methanee) interviews her. Hearing the unfair rumors on Mateson, he decides to recruit her. Karucha has also a daughter. A fight happens between Karucha and Atisak as they meet in a restaurant. Police, led by police inspector Lak Apichat, is looking for evidence that the ruffians are selling drugs in the slum. Karucha wishes to marry Mateson but she refuses. Meanwhile police shoots the ruffians. Their leader, injured, consigns a bag of heroin to Pheung. When Mateson is back, drug is given to police. Ruffians promises to take revenge on the mother and the daughter. Police is looking after their house. One evening as Karucha couldn't send them back home as his daughter has to be sent to hospital, they get caught in a serious storm and the ruffians catch them inside the slum as the taxi refuses to go up to their home. Both get raped. Mateson still refuses to go in Karucha's home. Pheung remains in a shocked state despite support of the doctor (Wiyada Umarin). The ruffians get released later. Mateson decides to take revenge by herself as men never take responsibility. She frames Atisak in a trap by disguising herself as a black prostitute. Atisak's new girlfriend, being jealous, shoots him. She learns how to make up well. She then shots three ruffians by attracting one of them by playing a junky. All those killings start to have an impact on Mateson's spirit. People start to make a link between the ruffians killings one by one and the number of dolls given to the daughter. Killing happen in atrocious ways such as acid and cut by a train on railway. Two are left, i.e. the leader Yong (Somsak Chaisongkram) and Paew (Somphob Benjatikul). Paew discovers that she is Mateson but finally all die. Mateson has become crazy. She succeeds to kill them one by one but her eager wish to take vengeance leads her to madness. This 2h10mn movie was produced by ChatriChalerm Yukol.

โอ้มาดา
โอ้มาดา

Year: 1977

Thai title: โอ้มาดา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chana Kraprayoon

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Yodchai Meksuwan,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Pissamai Wilaisak,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

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It is about a woman, who is tyrannizing her family by imposing her wishes in order to become a lady (คุณหญิง - "KHUN JING"). Fortunately for her family, her dreams are going to fail...

เมืองอลเวง
เมืองอลเวง

Year: 1977

Thai title: เมืองอลเวง
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director: Choomporn Theppitak

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Dam Datsakorn,Lak Apichat,Settha Sirachaya,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol

A young company owner is fed up with life. He is rich and successful but doesn't have real friends. People are only interested in his money. He decides to quit his life and to become a beggar in order to have more freedom. Being a beggar, he meets new friends and become a gardener. Unfortunately a mafia gang is looking for all beggars in the district in order to find him and ask for a ransom. His new friends will help him.

! อัศเจรีย์
! อัศเจรีย์

Year: 1977

Thai title: ! อัศเจรีย์
English title: Exclamation

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

Thai short movie ! อัศเจรีย์ was released in year 1977. It lasts 16 minutes. This short movie / documentary is part of the first 25 films heritage list announced on October 4 2011, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day. This movie is about childhood inequality. Some upcountry children do not have chance to eat normally, to sleep normally, to go to school like other children. Parents are not here. Some children need to help in being garbage collectors. There are also references to the Vietnam war. It was directed by สุรพงษ์ พินิจค้า. He sent his short film to participate to Bangkok Bank‘s documentary contest in year 1977. The jury didn't dare to give the first prize but they also didn't dare to give nothing so it received a special price. The directing style is unique. It is looking more as a photo slide ware than a standard documentary.

ทองพูน โคกโพ ราษฎรเต็มขั้น
ทองพูน โคกโพ ราษฎรเต็มขั้น

Year: 1977

Thai title: ทองพูน โคกโพ ราษฎรเต็มขั้น
English title: Taxi Driver (Citizen I)

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Jatuphol Poopirom,Pinyo Parnnui,Somsak Chaisongkram,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin,Marasri Isarangkul

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Thai movie ทองพูน โคกโพ ราษฎรเต็มขั้น / Taxi Driver (Citizen I) was released in year 1977. Thongpoon (Jatuphol Poopirom) is a Thai farmer coming from Udon Thani and going to Bangkok. Thongpoon sold his rice field in Udon and has spared money during five years to buy a taxi. This taxi represents the future for him and his young son. It is his dream to have his own taxi. Thongpoon is gullible. Rich Bangkok people cheat him by claiming having no change but Taen, a kind-hearted prostitute, gives him a note without asking change back. Her name is Taen (Wiyada Umarin) and she has issues with Somsak Chaisongkram (แมงดา) as she is pregnant. Thongpoon helps chasing Somsak away and becomes her regular taxi driver. He picks up her at her working place (อาบอบนวด). Thongpoon proposes to Taen to take care about his son but not easy to stop such job well paid. Thongpoon meets also Pinyo Parnnui, who claims to be a Thai soldier having fought in Vietnam and now being paralyzed. When his taxi get stolen by bad boys, his life alters. As they also steal his money, he is expelled from his home by his landlord (Marasri Isarangkul) as he cannot pay the rent. He ends up working on a construction site. His goal is to get back his taxi by all means. Pinyo brings him where the ruffians mingle but he gets beaten again. A business card lost allows to identify Boo Wibunnan as garage owner. He then forgets Taen and son. He refuses money from Taen to buy a new taxi as he doesn't want to be a pimp (แมงดา). He storms Boo’s garage and kill the ruffians trying to stop him. This madness leads him to prison. This movie highlights the impossible fight between poor and rich influential people, the analogy between the buffalo and the taxi for poor Isan people in Bangkok. Jatuphol Poopirom got a Thai award for his performance. It was his first movie. Sorapong Chatree was supposed to play the main role of Thongpoon but he was not available for the shooting so new comer Jatuphol Poopirom replaced him. As Jatuphol Poopirom died during a car accident in 1981, Sorapong Chatree played the main role in Citizen II. ChatriChalerm Yukol drove around Bangkok for weeks with cab drivers gathering anecdotes for "The Citizen".

รักอุตลุต
รักอุตลุต

Year: 1977

Thai title: รักอุตลุต
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Piak Poster

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut,Somkuan Krajangsat
Main actress: Lalana Sulawan

Tam is now a junior lawyer (ทนายความ) but he wishes to get a new job as he doesn't fit well with lawyer job requirements. He is too nice to be a strong lawyer. While going to his new work, his taxi hurts another car (ขึ้นอุบัติเหตุ). There are arguments as Tam helps the taxi driver to get more damage fees from the rich car owner. The rich owner car is his new boss! So Tam quits his new job. He finds a new job as fire extinguisher seller but it is a failure again (ตกงาน). So finally Tam finds a job as model (นายแบบ) for a modern clothes designer. He meets Nit, a lady working as singer and model. Tam wishes to have friendship only. O starts to be jealous as many ladies like pictures of Tam in magazines. Tam doesn't understand O's reluctance (ไม่เสียอะไรเลย). To challenge him, O becomes a model also but Tam cannot stand other men commenting about his wife. They both stop this job. They finish their model career dancing on a podium with flashy clothes as it was the disco era. Tam still meets Nit but as a friend. Tam is hiding money from his wife as pocket money. Tam knows Nit's elder sister as he is the one to condemn her when he was still a lawyer (กลุ้มใจ). Will this friendship turn into love? Tam starts to go back home late and giving bad excuses. Et, a photographer, also loves Nit. O sees Tam and Nit in a car. Troubles happen (เรื่องใหญ่). Tam argues that Nit is already Et's girlfriend. Nit asks Et to play her boyfriend role to avoid troubles between Tam and O. Finally Nit falls in depression as she loves Tam but Tam is already married. Et helps her to recover and to forget Tam. Tam finally finds a job in Bangkok bank and happy couple life is resumed with O. This is the second opus of Wai On La Won by director Piak Poster. Same recipes as previous movie Wai On La Won (วัยอลวน) are applied, i.e. modern songs such as ชูวับ ชูวับ, use of English words in Thai sentences. The movie made 9 millions baht at the Thai cinema box office.

ยอดมนุษย์คอมพิวเตอร์
ยอดมนุษย์คอมพิวเตอร์

Year: 1977

Thai title: ยอดมนุษย์คอมพิวเตอร์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sompote Sangduenchai

Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan,Lor Tok,Phirapon Piyawan,Thep Thienchai,Jamroon Nuatjim
Main actress: Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Four boys are born with strange features, one has very big ears, one has a tail, one has very big hands, one has big nose sinus. Becoming friends, they spend most of their time playing and sleeping. Becoming adults, their fathers banish them from the village as they are doing nothing to help the community. Just as they leave, a local mafia gang threatens the villagers to get help to cultivate opium and to provide food for their members. Meanwhile one lady wants to marry one of the boys but wishes that he can remove his tail. He refuses. At night time, while he is sleeping, she cuts his tail. He flees away but looses a lot of blood. A crazy scientific professor finds and decides to save him by using technology. He becomes the Thai Six Million Dollar Man! He then gathers his three other friends to free the villagers from the mafia gang.

กระดังงากลีบทอง
กระดังงากลีบทอง

Year: 1976

Thai title: กระดังงากลีบทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chana Kraprayoon

Main actor: Manop Aussawathep,Chana Sriubon
Main actress: Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Mayura Thanabutr

It is about a love story between a young boy and a woman older than him. The boy's parents refuse to let such a marriage. Will he follow his heart or the Thai society pressure?

เงาราหู
เงาราหู

Year: 1976

Thai title: เงาราหู
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Piak Poster

Main actor: Jirasak Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya,Manop Aussawathep,Adul Dulyarat
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Piathip Kumwong,Kantima Daraphan

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A young girl called Tong, living in a slum, is going to stay with her aunt (น้า) Malika (Piathip Kumwong). Many years ago Tong's mother helped Malika who was 6 months pregnant but her boyfriend refused to take care of the baby. As the mother dies of disease, Malika promises to take care of Tong. Malika is Khun Boontaeng's minor wife (เมียน้อย). Khun Boontaeng is avarious so is not so happy to see Tong (หลานสาว) with Malika. He wishes to put her in board school (โรงเรียนประจำ) in order to have full time happiness with Malika. Next week a doctor friend called Tiu will come at their home. Alcohol is needed as he is inconsolable since his wife's death (พ่อม่าย). They finally meet Tiu (Manop Aussawathep) at the golf club. Tiu has a 15 years old son. There is reflection about true love and purchased love (ซื้อความสุข). Many years have passed. Tong (Naowarat Yooktanun) is now a grown up beautiful student wishing to become a a graduate (บัณฑิต). Relation has turned sour with Boontaeng due to his major wife (เมียหลวง). Tiu offers Malika to open a business. Malika wishes Tong to study accountability (เรียนบัญชี) to help take of the company finances. Finally as Boontaeng dies, his wife wants to get back the house! Malika asks Tiu's help who then accepts to host them. Malika manages later to have Tiu signing documents to have her responsible of his fortune. Malika doesn't want to face same fate as with Boontaeng. Even Tiu's son (ลูกชาย), Tom, shall get nothing but he anyway never visits his father. Maybe he is ashamed to have an alcoholic father (ขี้เมา)? Tom gets a monthly salary from his father but sends somebody to get it on his behalf. Tiu continues to indulge in alcohol (ลูกไม่รักดี). Malika doesn't believe in true love. They come to rest in Cha Am in their seaside resort. His son Tom is a rebel with tainted blond hair and hanging around with hippie students. He is staying in a tent with his friends near his father house and denigrates Tong. Tiu is found unanimated on the floor during the night. As Malika is gone with the car, Tong has many difficulties to convince Tom to get a doctor. Tiu remains handicapped and almost paralyzed. He cannot speak properly anymore. Malika refuses to take care of him as she is too busy with her business. She has money but wants now society reconnaissance (เกรด). Tong has to take care about Tiu. Malika gets full power to manage Tiu's asset with the son's approval as he doesn't care about heritage anyway. A rich man Namkeun (Adul Dulyarat) wants to do a join business with Malika. Malika makes many social donations (บริจาคมากเกินไป) so starts to have financial problems. So she pushes Tong to marry him. Tong accepts not because of love but because of gratitude towards Malika (กตัญญู). Tong moves to Phuket (ความรักเกิดยาก). Tong doesn't want to be compared with her aunt Malika as she has studied high enough to take care about herself so she doesn't dream about the heritage of Namkeun. Namkeun has a secret, i.e. following a car accident he cannot perform husband duties anymore. Wiphat is the manager (ผู้จัดการ) taking care of Namkeun's Business activities. It is Tom! Tom believes Malika and Tong are professional experts to grab older rich men. Tom is not upset about his father's heritage but about the house as it is coming from his mum. Being denigrated by Tom and raped by her husband, Tong decides to go back to Bangkok. Due to her foolish expenses, Malika has fired many domestic helpers and sold home furnitures. In fact Malika even sold the house to Khun Namkeun as wedding fee with Tong. Tong promises to Tiu to get the house back in order to give it back to Tom. Malika dreams to become Khun Ying Malika (คุณหญิง) and spends a lot of money on various donations. Tom puts Malika in hospital as she has become crazy with her nobility wishes. He knows that the house now belongs to Tong. Following a drunken evening, Tong gets hurt by her sadistic husband again. Falling from the stairs, Tom brings her to a doctor. During her delirium, she talks to Tiu announcing she succeeds to get the house back. The only solution to save her is to have Namkeun finding a sadistic partner like him. While being cured by the doctor, one of the domestic helper takes benefit to start a relationship with Namkeun. She is sadistic also. Finally Namkeun offers divorce with Tong. She can go back to Bangkok to live happily with Tom, Tiu and even Malika released for mad house. This interesting 1976 movie deals with various modern society themes such as minor and main wife, reconnaissance and status. Main actor is Jirasak Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, who played only a few movies during 1970s decade. Movie เงาราหู directed by Piak Poster is 2h23mn long. A Thai TV serie with Pete Thongjure was released in 1995.

มนต์เรียกผัว
มนต์เรียกผัว

Year: 1976

Thai title: มนต์เรียกผัว
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

Pak is the wife of company owner Cheut. Pak is very jealous as the job of his husband makes him frequenting top models. Cheut is fed up with his wife excessive jealousy. One night, he goes out to drink alcohol and gets drunk. He met a young waitress called Deuan. A few days later, this waitress is raped by one customer. She is not killed as she promised to keep silence. Rose, top model, is pregnant following a relationship with an associate of Cheut called Ram. He rejects the baby and gets called "คนใจสัตว์" (man with no heart) by Rose. He hits her and forces her to accuse Cheut regarding the pregnancy. The same rapist later aggress again Deuan but this time Cheut is around to help Deuan. He discovers that eight children are living in Deuan's home with her mother. There are children from poor prostitutes, who cannot raise them. Cheut finds her a job during daytime instead of night time. Pak thinks she is a mistress and makes her lose face. Cheut wants a baby. He is fed up with Pak and declares his love to Deuan. Deuan tells the truth to Pak that she is not a good wife. Pak gets upset, drinks a lot and goes out with Ram. Sak, Cheut's friend, hopefully protects Pak and Cheut punishes Ram later on. Deuan is now pregnant with Cheut. The doctor warns she may dies after pregnancy but she wishes to keep the baby for Cheut to thank for all the good things he has done for her family. Pak tries to make efforts to win back Cheut's love but it fails. Finally on the way to hospital, Cheut gets kidnaped by Rose's brother in order to force him take responsibility regarding Rose's pregnancy. Pak decides to help Deuan to go to hospital. Ram gets shot by Rose. When Cheut arrives at hospital, Deuan is dead already. Deuan and Pak take responsibility of all children. This movie highlights the difficulties of life for main wife (เมียกลาง) and mistress (เมียน้อย), their place in society, the choice for the husband between two wives and the way some Thai men can abuse women in Thai society (Deuan is ashamed of having been raped and will not go to police to fill a complain).

แมงดาปีกทอง
แมงดาปีกทอง

Year: 1976

Thai title: แมงดาปีกทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Pumi Patanayut,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Sirikwan Nanthasiri,Orasa Isarangkul

Thai movie แมงดาปีกทอง (pimp with golden heart) was released in year 1976. The movie is lost in Thailand but it was found in Taiwan under the name "Phoenix the Invincible" in VHS format with no English subtitles. "For your eyes only" (1981) song is featured so the Taiwanese version was released 5 years minimum after the Thai version. This version was released by Taiwanese company New Ship Film Enterprise Co Ltd and lasts 1h27mn. The movie is in Mandarin language so below summary is partially inaccurate. The original movie has been cut to fit in standard TV format so making the story cutting to be awkward. Krung Srivilai enters as a robber but he is the son of the victim as he needs money. Krung is living with two close friends, Sayan Chantaraviboon as a photographer and Pumi Patanayut. Krung loses big money to Phairoj Jaising during cards games. Krung meets Aranya Namwong having problems with her car. Aranya, coming from a high end family, is working as secretary for Phairoj. Nirut Sirijanya is her brother. Sirikwan Nanthasiri meets Krung in a bar. Ruffians argue in a pool bar but Kanchit Kwanpracha stops them. Kanchit then spends good time with Sirikwan. Nirut is seen with Sirikwan also. Kanchit joins Phairoj to play cards but business conflict occurs. Krung is going out with Orasa Isarangkul as he keeps acting as a playboy. Krung meets again Aranya. They sympathise. As Phairoj's ruffians fail to get rid of him through fight, they finally shoot him. Nirut, Aranya's brother, doesn't want her to meet Krung again as he only takes profit of women. The father meets Krung but it turns sour. Krung is perturbed. Aranya meets Phairoj to discuss a contract. Fighting in a disco involving Krung and his friends happens again. Krung kisses Aranya, who slaps as he misbehaves. Phairoj shots Sirikwan. Aware the Thai police is storming Phairoj's den. About to be caught, Phairoj takes Aranya as hostage. Krung risks his life to save her and to show he really cares for her. Phairoj is shot.

ขุนศึก
ขุนศึก

Year: 1976

Thai title: ขุนศึก
English title: The War Lord

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Sahat Piempongsan
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Duangdao Jarujinda

It deals about the opposition between two men during Ayuthaya period. One is part of aristocracy, one is a commoner but both love the same woman. The commoner is forced to live in clandestinity. But thanks to courageous performances during war, he deserves respect and title. This movie has won Three Thai oscars. A remake was done in 2003.

เทวดาเดินดิน
เทวดาเดินดิน

Year: 1976

Thai title: เทวดาเดินดิน
English title: Grounded god

Rating: 4/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin,Namgneun Boonnak

Two young guys are dealing with heroin. The police failed to catch them. The two guys take refuge in a young lady's home, who is the girlfriend of one of them. They are modern Thai hooligans. Sorapong Chatree plays a hooligan in bell-bottom jeans in a film that mirrors the youthful chaos of the year 1976. The movie was shot in 1976 at the time of the violent crackdown on leftist students and protestors that occurred in the grounds of Thammasat university. The three young hooligans are living thanks to small thefs (stealing goods, wallets...). They are in rebellion with the society, i.e. they like damaging public installation, breaking windows, frightening middle class people, eating in restaurant without paying. One of them is keen on drugs also. One of the hooligan is rebelling again the system as when he was soldier, he was told to kill communist villagers but those people were good people worshipping the King of Thailand so he lost faith in Thai official institutions. The Chief of police looking for them was his former military superior. When robbing a house and neutralizing the occupants, they get a gun. While stealing a car, they face a strong owner who fights them. He is shot dead. They become more and more violent. They are caught in a whirlpool. They rob banks and shot policemen. Followed by police, they finally find refuge in the South of Thailand around Yala where they continue their bank robbing. They get too much media coverage. Journalists called them Grounded gods as they can do whatever they want, they always escape and nobody can catch them. They have nothing to loose and know they will die sooner or later. Surrounded by the Police, they hide in the jungle and are captured by a muslim community. The community is fighting against Thai institutions also but have real motives. It is precursory regarding current violent events happening in South of Thailand. The three hooligans finally died under Police bullets. It reminds of Stanley Kubrik's ultra violent "Clockwork Orange" movie and Bonny and Clide story. It is unofficially claimed that Oliver Stone was inspired from "Grounded God" for his controversial "Natural Born Killers" as many parallels are visible.

เผาขน
เผาขน

Year: 1976

Thai title: เผาขน
English title: Lay Down and Die

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kom Akadej

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Phairoj Jaising,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Yodchai MeksuwanBoo,Choomporn Theppitak,Dam Datsakorn,Boo Wibunnan,Kom Akadej,Pipop Pupinyo,Pan Borapet
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naiyana Shewanan,Moeifa,Chosri Misommon,Neranchala Thaleungsak

Thai movie เผาขน was released in year 1976. The movie was never released on VCD or DVD in Thailand but a collector saved the film from 16mm format into VHS many years ago. The copy was not so good and was in red color as the film was already old. It lasts 1h44mn and is incomplete. The movie was also released in Italy under the name Lezi Puca Se (Lay Down and Die). It was also released by IFD Films and Arts, a Hong Kong company, under the name Bionic Heroes (1977) and lasts 1h25mn. The VHS rip is still colorful and sharp but the original Thai version has been reduced and cut to fit VHS standard format. Some sequences missing in the Thai remaining version are present in the international release. Enemies are trying to enter Thailand. At the border, Fon (Sombat Methanee) refuses to meet his younger sister Naiyana. He has to investigate who is providing weapons for Thai enemies. The enquiry leads him to a bunny bar, owned by Manop Aussawathep. Both Aranya Namwong and Pong (Phairoj Jaising), sister and brother, have resentments against Manop as he failed to honour the promise to their father to take care of them. They are used by him for low jobs. Pong (Phairoj Jaising) keeps having arguments with Dam, Manop's right hand. Boo Wibunnan is shot by Kanchit Kwanpracha, who ends up in jail. Aranya is having issues with Ah, an older man, who is trying to rape her as she was sold by Manop. Pong shoots him deadly. Pong and Aranya are then chased by the police. Prisoners Kanchit and Yodchai Meksuwan escape from the prison and are chased by the police. Some ruffians led by Dam Datsakorn try to shoot them while they are fleeing. They split to increase the chance for escape. Yodchai meets Pong and Aranya. They bring him temporarily with them to avoid police but then get rid of him on the backside of the road. Manop Aussawathep's girlfriend is played by Moeifa. Both Pong and Aranya fail to kill Manop. Kanchit wishes to revenge also on Manop as he believes he was betrayed. Manop pacifies everybody and Yodchai joins the team also. Dam, Yodchai and Kanchit do a heroin traffic in the train. Naiyana Shewanan spies them. Manop, as head of the traffickers, is upset as his latest traffic was discovered by the police so there must be a spy in his team. Manop decides to use Aranya for a Thai boxing match in order to exchange drugs versus money among a busy crowd. The niece of Manop is Pissamai (Neranchala Thaleungsak). Pissamai and Pong become very close. Chosri Misommon is playing Aranya's Thai boxing trainer. Choomporn Theppitak is playing a drug trafficker. Aranya wins her Muay Thai boxing match. Nayana spies Kanchit and his ruffians charging drugs in a truck. Yodchai convinces the ruffians that he will manage Nayana by himself. As Manop tries to abuse Pissamai, Pong helps her and they flee together chased by Dam. Meanwhile Fon shows to Aranya that Manop uses her as a mule only as drugs is hidden under banknotes. They also flee. Pong is captured while trying to release Nayana. Fon flees with Aranya and Pissamai. While trying to capture drug dealer Choomporn, Fon is finally neutralized by Pipop Pupinyo, Pan Borapet and Kanchit. They are transferred to the ruffians' base by helicopter. Fon is attached to a rope under the helicopter. He falls in a lake. Ruffians are attacking a border station to let enemies enter Thailand. Some ruffians are changing side such as Kanchit trying to protect Yodchai, who was the one always informing the police. The movie highlights police and military helping each other to push back enemies of Thailand. Pong and Pissamai die in each other’s arms while fighting for Thailand. Director Kom Akadej is also having a small role as policeman. The movie features a very big number of famous Thai actors / actresses from decade 1970s.

8 เหลี่ยม 12 คม
8 เหลี่ยม 12 คม

Year: 1976

Thai title: 8 เหลี่ยม 12 คม
English title: The Danger One

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dam Datsakorn,Nard Poowanai,Phairoj Jaising,Pipop Pupinyo,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Prissana Chabaprai,Naiyana Shewanan,Runglawan Sripatimakul,Moeifa,Khomapat Attaya

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Payoong Payakul is the director of the Thai movie “8 เหลี่ยม 12 คม”. His wife Prissana Chabaprai is also playing. The movie was released in year 1976 and lasts 1h44mn. The image is a bit reddish and damaged as being the last copy still available on the market. The selling point of the point, according to the poster, is the presence of six movie stars (ดาราเอกโคจร) including Runglawan Sripatimakul, Prissana Chabaprai, Naiyana Shewanan, Nard Poowanai, Sombat Methanee, Phairoj Jaising. The movie features also a few ดาวยั่ว (วิกาวดี, Khomapat Attaya, Moeifa, มิสหลาบยัง) acting in a few daring sequences. A jewellery robbery does happen. Khom (Sombat Methanee) and Chitchai (Dam Datsakorn) are involved. An overseas buyer is now expected in a few days. Anita (Naiyana Shewanan) is the younger sister of Chitchai. Chitchai fails to steal the jewellery suitcase from Khom. Khom sent Krissana (Nard Poowanai) to study in England. Krissana now becomes a policeman. Khom promises it is his last job in order to avoid facing Krissana as a policeman. Tonachai (Phairoj Jaising) with two ladies called Rita and Rosana always help Khom. Chitchai requests the diamonds to Khom earlier than expected. Tonachai has many enemies (ศัตรู) and has a fighting in an underground parking. Chitchai sent some ruffians (Pipop Pupinyo, Phirapon Piyawan...) but it fails. In the morning, Khom brings the 10M baht jewellery for Rita to check. The hotel groom exchanges the small suitcases while they are not aware. Police head asks Krissana to neutralise this jewellery ring. Krissana starts by entering Chitchai's nightclub, i.e. the Suzi bar, by claiming being a life insurance seller. Chitchai's ruffians aware that Krissana is certainly a cop tries to kill him but without success. Khom is concerned that he may face sooner or later Krissana (ปัญหาตัดสินใจไม่ถูก). Krissana gets information from Anita, who is his girlfriend. Khom believes the diamonds have been stolen by Chitchai's team. Rita is in fact part of Chitchai's team also and is finally shot by them. Chitchai captures Khom. The jewels are going to be used in a weapons deal exchange. Aware of the exchange place, Tonachai and the ladies head there. Krissana brings policemen there and also helps to release Khom. The HQ is then stormed and Chitchai is captured. Chitchai recognises his mistakes and is finally happy about the relationship of Rita and Krissana.

พรายกินรี
พรายกินรี

Year: 1976

Thai title: พรายกินรี
English title: The Tiger Devil

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Adul Dulyarat,Pipop Pupinyo
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Malee Wetpraseri,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Chosri Misommon,Duangjai Hathaikarn

Thai movie พรายกินรี (The Tiger Devil) was released in year 1976 and lasts 1h35mn. The movie is certainly cut as it is only available from cable TV programmes. Malee (Malee Wetpraseri) and Kinaree (Naiyana Shewanan) are travelling together after leaving a Christian community. They are aggressed on the way to their village by two men including Manop Aussawathep. They step back when understanding that Kinaree, who was fighting strongly, is a lady (นางฟ้า). Pipop Pupinyo, the village leader, remembers that many years he wanted to burn Kinaree as she was accused to be a tiger devil spirit. A monk stopped the burning and gave a sacred necklace to prevent Kinaree to become a spirit again (เวรกรรมของหลาน). She has to keep until being 20 years old. Kinaree and her grandmother were expelled from the village but are now back. One young villager tries to abuse Kinaree while she is bathing in the waterfall. When angry, she becomes the tiger devil spirit again and kills the villager. The grandmother Malee falls and gets injured. Per Kinaree's request, Manop searches for a doctor. Doctor Sombat Methanee then checks Malee but she finally dies. Pipop, afraid of Kinaree, leads the villagers to burn her again. The doctor decides to bring Kinaree in Bangkok but faces Manop, who is jealous. The doctor and Kinaree succeed to flee Manop and the angry crowd. They are back to Bangkok. New characters are present in the doctor's home, Chosri Misommon as domestic helper, Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit as mother, Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej as his fiancee Dao (ปากเสียใหญ่), friends such as Chom (Duangjai Hathaikarn) and Chatree (Adul Dulyarat). She is used in the kitchen but is useless (เด็กเวร). Dao has a lover (เล่นชู) called Chai (อนันต์ สัมมาทรัพย์). There is a ballroom event. Dao tries to humiliate Kinaree (ชาวป่า) during the ball but to no avail. She hires the car driver to hurt Kinaree but she becomes a tiger devil spirit (ผีเสือ) again and kills him. Today is Kinaree’s birthday. Dao aware that Kinaree could be a spirit is willing to challenge her. She removes her necklace and slaps her. Horror happens with Chai is killed and Dao injured by the tiger devil spirit. Police shots the spirit a few minutes before Kinaree's 20th birthday. Kinaree becomes a full human but dies due to her injuries in the doctor's arms. Another version of Kinaree was released in year 1969 (กินรี) with Sombat and Suthisa. In this older version, Kinaree doesn't die.

สาวหมาป่า
สาวหมาป่า

Year: 1976

Thai title: สาวหมาป่า
English title: The Wolf Girl

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sukon Koewliam,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Chosri Misommon,Metta Roongrat

Thai movie สาวหมาป่า was released in year 1976. The movie is lost in Thailand but it is still available overseas in mandarin language under the name 狼女 - "The Wolf Girl". A VCD is lasting 1h37mn. Recently it was shown on Thai TV CH3 dubbed in Thai language. A black magician (หมอ) is talking to the lord Hang Pao and gets a spade. He wishes to get the unborn baby of the lord's wife in order to a create a Kuman Thong (กุมารทอง)(powerful protective spirit) as the lord had a lot of bad luck recently. The lord wishes to discover who killed his father and hopes the Kuman Thong can help him. The wife, played by Aranya Namwong, pregnant and about to deliver, hears them and then flees. Chosri Misommon helps her to deliver. Two babies girl are born. During the night Aranya flees with one baby and lets the other with Choosri with a golden necklace. While trying to escape from the wolves (หมาป่า), she falls from a cliff and dies. The black magician kills many ladies to get an unborn male baby but it is always a girl. Meanwhile the baby girl is raised by the wolves. Her twin sister called Arunee has been raised by Choosri. She is working in the family restaurant where Anan (Sombat Methanee) comes to court her. Metta Roongrat is the Lord’s new wife but she is still not pregnant so the lord is having mistresses to get more babies. Choomporn Theppitak is the Lord’s assistant. Artisan (ช่าง) Anan has arguments with Choomporn. The Lord remembers his former wife as Arunee has the same face. So later on, he sends an engagement parade to ask for her hand but Arunee refuses. Metta, still wishing to get pregnant, misleads Anan and forces him. Metta disguises herself into Arunee to deceive Anan (หลอกลวง). Arunee seeing them is disappointed and angry. Metta still provides young ladies to the local Lord. Anan goes to see Metta in order that she explains the truth to Arunee but she drugs him. The Lord Hang Pao decides to bury alive Anan but the wolf girl saves him. As a female wolf, she needs a male... Meanwhile the Lord brings one of his pregnant mistresses to the black magician. She is killed in order to create successfully a kuman thong. Discovering that Metta is having an affair with Choomporn, the Lord orders the kuman thong to kill them. The Lord wants to get back his two daughters but the black magician warns him it is dangerous. A final fight happens between the Lord and the black magician as the Kuman Thong discloses that the black magician is the one who killed the Lord’s father. The wolf girl intervenes but is injured. Anan saves her and flees the collapsing cave while lord Hang Pao sacrifices his life while holding the black magician.

แซ่บ
แซ่บ

Year: 1976

Thai title: แซ่บ
English title: Top most

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chaiya Suriyun,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Dam Datsakorn
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naiyana Shewanan,Sirikwan Nanthasiri

Prakan (Sombat Methanee) and Wi Ok Hen Lom (Chaiya Suriyun) are Pa Wieng's sons. Pa Wieng is the head of a team of bandits (โจร). Once Prakan knows Pa Wieng is not his real father, he flees to find his real father, Sing. A couple, Karn and his girlfriend Duang, is fleeing as Pa Wieng's ruffians are following them up. Karn dies but Duang is saved by Prakan (Sombat Methanee). Pa Wieng is Prakan's stepfather (พ่อเลี้ยง). Prakan is now considered as a traitor (ลูกหมา, ทรยศ) as he tried to flee. Wi Ok Hen Lom is always following Prakan remotely and helps him when needed. Prakan and Duang arrive in the adjacent district. Luang (Dam Datsakorn) is the subdistrict headman (กำนัน) and her sister Deuan (Aranya Namwong) is the village headman. They control very strictly the subdistrict. Sing was the former village headman but his authority has been neutralized. Prakan wants to find the former village headman (ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน) Sing, who is his real father. But Sing refuses to recognize him as his son. Prakan and Duang (เพื่อนรัก) are captured by Deuan (คนเก่ง). Sing's daughter, Kotko, supports them. Prakan helps to protect their oil stock and gets back his freedom. Finally Sing recognises Prakan (ลูกพ่อ). Luang believes Prakan is a undercover policeman (ตำรวจชายแดน). Saming is another mafia leader and is Luang's best friend. Saming and Luang destroy Prakan's house but Deuan doesn't agree (ไม่เห็นด้วย, ไม่ยุติธรรม). It is war declaration with Prakan. Prakan uses rape as weapon to revenge himself against Deuan. Luang asks the district officer (นายอำเภอ) to arrest them but Deuan provides an alibi to Prakan. Luang decides to give Deuan to Saming but Prakan rescues her on time (มารับเมีย). Now Prakan has two wives (มีเมีย2คน), Deuan and Duang! Kotko and Duang are kidnapped. Pa Wieng comes to help but dies in the fight against Luang and Saming. As expected, ruffians are defeated. It is a typical action movie from 1970s decade when local authorities were not respecting the law and were local kingpins. It is also a very bad habit in Thai movies and Thai TV series (ละคร) to use rape as an expression of love. In 2006, a Thai movie with the same name was released but it was a comedy.

ไผ่กำเพลิง
ไผ่กำเพลิง

Year: 1976

Thai title: ไผ่กำเพลิง
English title: Killer Elephants

Rating: 5/5
Director: Kom Akadej

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Yodchai Meksuwan,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Pipop Pupinyo,Dam Datsakorn,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Kom Akadej
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naiyana Shewanan,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

Ruffians are chased by police officer Ching Ming (Yodchai Meksuwan) but he failed to catch them. He meets his old friend Kau Fei (Sombat Methanee). Ruffians are hiding in a Surin timber yard. A big fight happens as Ching Ming wishes to jail them. Hopefully Kau Fei helps Ching Ming but there is no way to know where is the big boss behind. Local police is trying to catch Kau Fei but elephants prevent police to follow up Kau Fei. He has been accused of murder but he was framed. The head of ruffians (Kanchit Kwanpracha) framed him as Kau Fei refuses to sell his farm land to him. Ruffians burn the houses on the farm land. Ching Ming and Kau Fei help people stuck in their home. Ching Ming likes a lot a local lady Shao Feng (Naiyana Shewanan). Kau Fei decides to take revenge by entering in the boss home. He is not here so he captures madame Shu (Aranya Namwong). Ruffians try to rescue her by entering the farm through the forest but they are welcomed by guns and elephants. Kau Fei still loves Shu despite she was forced to go with the boss. Ching Ming tries to arrest Kau Fei but to no avail. Kau Fei comes to town to make trouble inside the boss’ favorite nightclub. Shu is now pregnant with Kau Fei. As Shu is about to deliver, Ching Ming helps to bring her to hospital. The boss aware of this wants to use her and the baby as a bait. Taking profit of Surin elephant carnival (เทศกาลของเมืองสุรินทร์), Kau Fei sends a few elephants and villagers to pick up Shu. Kau Fei does a rampage in the boss’ house and even injures him but Mau Tien, another ruffian, finishes him. Mau Tien (Dam Datsakorn) becomes the boss and decides to kidnap Shu and two nurses to attract Kau Fei to the plains. Kau Fei and the villagers rescue Shu and the two nurses. Then a crazy rampage of the elephants on the ruffians’ camp happens. They are pushing huts and cars with real people inside. Big explosions and houses in fire happen. Even Ching Ming intervenes and helps Shao Feng. He finally lets Kau Fei go to Cambodia. The Thai movie "Killer Elephants" - ไผ่กำเพลิง was released in Thailand in 1976. Main actors are Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong. The movie director was Kom Akadej, who got the “international name of Som Kit in the credits, which is a version of his middle name, Somkit. All the other actors got Chinese style names, probably to cash in on the Hong Kong market and the rest of the worlds wish for more Kung Fu movies. The Killer Elephants cannot be found anymore in Thailand except at the Thai Film Archive, the original Thai version. Joseph Lai and his IFD Arts and Entertainment prepared this international version, which is the most common version outside Thailand. This DVD was released by Swedish company Attackafant Entertainment directed by Fred Anderson, a well known lover of Thai cinema. This DVD is the first official ไผ่กำเพลิง DVD release ever. The "Killer Elephants" movie rights in Thailand belongs to Coliseum film (บริษัท โคลีเซี่ยมฟีล์ม), company from Kom Akadej. Up to now no VCD / DVD was released in Thailand with correct rights according to Thai law. Only a video tape was released long time ago. Coliseum film company would sell the rights for all Kom Akadej’s movies and not only for 'Killers Elephants' movie. Thai Company XxX (Triple X) was only interested in 'Killer Elephants' movie so up to this day Thai people are still waiting for a Thai version of ไผ่กำเพล to be released again. The movie also includes also famous supporting actors such as Yodchai Meksuwan, Naiyana Shewanan, Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej, Kanchit Kwanpracha, Pipop Pupinyo, Dam Datsakorn, Sayan Chantaraviboon. The finest batch of Thai actors during 1970’s! Only Sorapong Chatree and Krung Srivilai are missing. Pipop Pupinyo, Kanchit Kwanpracha and Dam Datsakorn were the regular bad guys in Thai cinema and so of course even in The Killer Elephants! The same story was also released as Thai TV lakorn in 2004.

ไอ้แมงดา
ไอ้แมงดา

Year: 1976

Thai title: ไอ้แมงดา
English title: The Bug Man

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chai Meekunsut

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Pipop Pupinyo,Dam Datsakorn,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Lak Apichat,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Tanyarat Lohanan,Piyamas Monayakol

A Thai man just marries a hill tribe girl called Bokram. His wife is kidnapped by ruffians. He is in fact a man collecting girls for brothels! A mysterious man raid two brothels looking for a lady called Choimai. He is a strong puncher. His name is doctor Chai (Krung Srivilai) and is fiance with Vui, a gym sport woman (นักกีฬาgym). He has lost memory and cannot remember his own fiancee. Hong (Sorapong Chatree) is a well-off son involved with ruffians. Choimai is now prisoner in the prostitution ring leader’s house. His name is Yai (Dam Datsakorn) and he is also smuggling weapons. Choimai is in fact Chai's sister. She escapes (ขายตัวกับผู้ชาย) and takes refuge in Dong's home, another ruffian, who is also a brothel owner. Trap is put in place by Yai to capture Chai at Turkish massage place (อาบอบนวด). An electronic device is put near his brain to force him acting on any orders from Yai. Yai uses Chai to give a punchy lesson to Hong. Brothels are similar to slavery as women are chained together. The mamasan (มาม่าซัง) pretends to help Choimai but it is another trap also. She is only interested by her ring and necklace. Brought by three ruffians in a remote place, Hong luckily drives by and helps her. She is welcomed in Hong's parents home (คนสตรี). Hong decides to change his behavior and stop frequenting ruffians. Inside Yai's group, Chai takes revenge over those who kidnapped Choimai. Dong traps Hong (เพื่อนทรยศ) as he has betrayed them. Hong tries to crash him with an old French Citroën DS car. It fails but Hong is finally captured by Yai. Choimai surrenders to Yai to spare Hong's life. Vui is also kidnapped. Chai only simulated being a robot following Yai’s orders. Chai succeeds to release Vui. They enter inside Yai’s remote camp and gun fights, explosions occur between Yai’s ruffians and Chai’s friends. Ruffians are defeated. The Lepso VCD image is quite damaged and colorless. It is a recording from TV. Anyway this Thai action movie features part of the finest bunch of 1970s Thai actors. In this movie, Krung Srivilai, best Thai actor in 1974, meets Sorapong Chatree, best Thai actor in 1975. This movie was the most popular movie in 1976. In the title แมงดา means pimp.

3นักสู้ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่
3นักสู้ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่

Year: 1976

Thai title: 3นักสู้ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Sukon Koewliam,Pipop Pupinyo,Uten Boonyong,Boo Wibunnan,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Moeifa,Duangjai Hathaikarn,Runglawan Sripatimakul

3นักสู้ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่ movie deals about two ruffians factions competing for leadership. One group is led by wealthy man (พ่อเลี้ยง) Yan. The second group is led by Sia (คนอิทธิพลมาก). Sia is played by actor Boo Wibunnan, who always plays the mafia leader, half Chinese half Thai, speaking a Thai language mixed with Chinese words. Sia’s daughter is Taptim (Pawana Chanajit). She is fair and doesn't hesitate to recognise mistakes done by her father or his team. Both ruffians leader have sexy mistresses (ดาวโป้) played by Moeifa and Runglawan Sripatimakul. Yumei is Yan’s mistress but she has also another lover, i.e. Roj (Phairoj Jaising), Yan’s close associate. Some of Sia’s ruffians take compromising pictures in order to blackmail Roj as they are aware he is having an affair with his boss mistress. Jom (Sorapong Chatree) and his wife Srithong find a job inside Yan’s company. Yan's daughter Songla notices Jom. Sia’s ruffians threaten villagers working as gold prospectors. Jom and Roj have a fight with Sia’s ruffians as they raped one of the village lady. Each ruffians leader is responsible and protecting his territory and people. While Jom is away, Srithong is raped and killed. Jom promises to revenge her. Siep (Uten Boonyong), an undercover policeman, having a strong punch, is entering the area. Sia wishes to recruit him. As Taptim has studied in university, Siep tries to convince her that her father activities are wrong (เดือดร้อน) towards villagers. Jom is captured by some ruffians led by Hin while walking endlessly. He is finally released as he is identified as staff from Yan. Hin accepts Jom in his team and trains him so that he can revenge his wife. Roj And Yumei are expelled by Yan as they are having an affair. Yan has received a comprising picture given by Sia! Roj joins Sia’s team. Siep and Taptim try to reconcile both parties causing Sia's ire. As Siep shoots one of Sia's ruffians trying to rape a villager, he is considered as a traitor (ทรยศ) and imprisoned. Jom joins back Yan as he has finished his training. Moeifa drugs Yumei so that she cannot refuse Sia's advances. Her plan is to take the team control with Roj. Yumei is punished and killed by Roj. Knowing Yumei’s death, Yan requests a one to one duel with Sia. Yan shots Sia but then Roj cowardly shots Yan also. Roj is the new leader. Meanwhile Taptim helped Siep to flee. Jom and Siep fight back in order to defeat Roj and his ruffians. The area now becomes ruffians free. It is a 2h12 movie with some 1970s key actors. Movie picture is quite poor and colorless. It certainly comes from an old TV program recording.

นักเลงสามสลึง
นักเลงสามสลึง

Year: 1976

Thai title: นักเลงสามสลึง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Songthong,Suriya Chinaphan,Somsak Chaisongkram,Kecha Plianvithee,Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Deuan Tem Salitul,Runglawan Sripatimakul

Ket (Krung Srivilai) promises to his dying boss to go to Khao Kiaw to find the children he never had time to care of. Viwe (Songthong), an independant ruffian is wandering around Khao Kiaw. Kraison and his sister Mon are besieged in a restaurant by ruffians. Viwe agrees to help them but is asking for money as reward. Ket, having his lunch, helps them by shooting the ruffians. They all flee. Later in the village, Ket helps a young lady called Kaem (น้องสาวคนสวย) (จะไม่มีวาสนาเห็นขาอ่อนของฉัน) harassed by a few ruffians (Somsak Chaisongkram). Ket is looking for uncle Pran. Ket learns from Kaem that uncle Pran was shot a few months ago. Kaem brings Ket to meet Pran's children, i.e. Plaew (Naowarat Yooktanun) and Prai (Suriya Chinaphan). Kaem is Prai's girlfriend. Pracha (Kecha Plianvithee) is the ruffians leader. They all refuse to sell their land to Pracha. Pracha wants to know who is the man who resists to his ruffians. Plaew hires Ket to protect her fields (ไร่). Many beautiful “luk thung” (ลูกทุ่ง) are performed by Krung and Naowarat. Plaew bewares of Ket as he insolent (ทะลึ่ง). Pracha hires Viwe to kill Kraison. The ruffians take revenge over Ket by torturing him but this time Kraison helps to release him. Kaem loves Ket but Ket sees her as a young sister only (ที่ใครที่มัน). Prai is framed by Pracha's mistress and has to kill one of the ruffians to be able to flee away. Viwe asks for additional bonus to Kraison to avoid killing him. It ends up in a fight. Ket, Plaew and Prai threatens Pracha to stop harassing them for a last time but Pracha is preparing his revenge. While a Buddhist ceremony (ผ้าป่า) happens in the village, Plaew is kidnapped. Ket follows Pracha's ruffians in order to release her. Gun fights happen. Pracha and his ruffians are killed. Viwe, always helping people for money, is also shot dead. The movie end is a bit weird as it is discovered that Kraison killed many years ago Ket's brother so he has to revenge his dead brother. Ket is arrested by the police following his bad acts. Plaew promises to wait for him. Thai movie นักเลงสามสลึง (1976) or “the three ruffians” features many famous Thai actors from 1970s decade. Krung Srivilai was then at his zenith. A James Bond soundtrack is used. It lasts 1h50mn. The VCD has one audio track with Thai and one audio track with Lao. This movie is a mix of romance, action and features many songs.

ชาติอาชาไนย
ชาติอาชาไนย

Year: 1976

Thai title: ชาติอาชาไนย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Uten Boonyong,Manop Aussawathep,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Krai Kanchit,Dam Datsakorn,Lak Apichat,Choomporn Theppitak,Boo Wibunnan,Paen Pleumsachai
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Pawana Chanajit,Moeifa

Thai movie ชาติอาชาไนย was released in year 1976. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Pissamai Wilaisak as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but there is a short trailer of 1mn30s left to be seen. Other actors and actresses are Uten Boonyong, Pawana Chanajit, Manop Aussawathep, Kanchit Kwanpracha, Krai Kanchit, Dam Datsakorn, Lak Apichat, Choomporn Theppitak, Boo Wibunnan, Moeifa. The short left trailer allows to see a brawl involving Sombat, Kanchit, Dam, Krai, Choomporn and Paen Pleumsachai. Sombat hits Kanchit as he refuses to betray? The movie was previously released in year 2500 with Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng, เชาวน์ แคล่วคล่อง, Somkuan Krajangsat, ทม วิศวชาติ and กมลพันธ์.

เสือ 4 แคว
เสือ 4 แคว

Year: 1976

Thai title: เสือ 4 แคว
English title: Four Devils

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Choomporn Theppitak,Kecha Plianvithee,Pipop Pupinyo,Dam Datsakorn,Chana Sriubon,Kom Akadej,Lak Apichat,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Pan Borapet,Paen Pleumsachai,Pumi Patanayut
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Rewadee Pattaphong

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Thai movie เสือ 4 แคว was released in year 1976. It lasts 2h20mn. Pleung (Krung Srivilai) and Chat (Sombat Methanee) are always fighting in a prison. The head of prison decide to transfer them to another prison. To avoid any issues during the transfer, they are hogtied together. During transfer, Pleung's teammates attack the police armed escort. Pleung and Chat flee together. Choomporn Theppitak is playing a policeman. They do realize that they have a common enemy called พ่อเลี้ยง Do Tawan (Kecha Plianvithee). Do Tawan is aware that Pleung is now free. Choi (อัมรัตน์ ขัตติยา) is Do Tawan's girlfriend. Four devils [เสือ4แคว] (Pipop Pupinyo – Seua Wang, Dam Datsakorn - Seua Nan, Seua Ping - Chana Sriubon, Seua Yom – โดม สิงห์โมฬี) are called by Do Tawan to kill Pleung. 1M Baht reward is promised for the one who succeeds to kill Pleung. น้อง Kaew (Rewadee Pattaphong), a teacher, is Do Tawan's younger sister. She knows the secret behind her brother. Do Tawan (โจรใจบาป) is selling drugs. Pleung, a former teammate, asked him to stop but ended up in jail because of Do Tawan. Pleung's younger sister Wallin (Naiyana Shewanan) is still kept captive by Do Tawan (ตัวประกัน). A bomb is hidden in her bungalow. Kaew prevents her brother from abusing Wallin. ภูมิ พัฒนายุทธ, Kan (Kom Akadej), Wai (Lak Apichat), Suki (Sayan Chantaraviboon) meet Chat in the restaurant (เอาเต็มที่). He claims to be เสือ4แคว. They sympathize with Chat, who sends them to help Pleung against the 4 devils. Meanwhile, Chat plans to enter Do Tawan group in order to spy them and release Wallin. Pleung, being attacked by Seua, decides to fight back and attack them directly also causing Dam to flee. Do Tawan hires Chat. Seua Ping’s team includes veteran actors Pan Borapet, กฤษณะ อำนวยพร and Paen Pleumsachai. Chat pushes the teams against each other. Chat succeeds to exchange Wallin with Kaew simulating a kidnapping. Meanwhile Choi helps to provide information on Do Tawan's business. Chat is identified as the traitor. Chat shall be smashed by a train but Pleung helps him on time. Knowing that Chat is not dead, Do Tawan moves his stock of drugs in a safer place. Pleung identifies the place and decides to attack it. Chat, being finally a policeman, also comes with reinforcement. All ruffians are killed by the Thai A-team. Unable to flee, Do Tawan prefers to explode the warehouse to avoid surrendering. Pleung has to go back to jail but Chat promises that his efforts to catch Do Tawan will be taken into account to reduce the severity. This movie features a huge number of famous Thai actors and actresses.

มือปืนขี้แย
มือปืนขี้แย

Year: 1976

Thai title: มือปืนขี้แย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dam Datsakorn,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Pipop Pupinyo,Rong Kaomulkadee,Tawan Siriwat,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Tat Ekathat,Lor Tok,Kokheng
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Chosri Misommon,Marasri Isarangkul,Naiyana Shewanan

Thai movie มือปืนขี้แย was released in year 1976. This action and comedy movie is lost in Thailand but the first reel lasting 26mn and a 3mn trailer are still available to be seen. Fightings happen with Dam Datsakorn and Pipop Pupinyo as they discover that Sombat Methanee is travelling hidden in their truck. Sombat is accompanied by a tall actor reminding Richard Kiel playing in James Bond movie Moonraker. Comic actor Rong Kaomulkadee is the driver. Sombat Methanee is looking for Kamnan Tawan Siriwat in order to find his mother (Marasri Isarangkul). He finds her but he wishes to identify now who killed his father. Sayan Chantaraviboon wishes to impress young lady KamPoo (Piyamas Monayakol). But he gets bullied by Chosri Misommon and Tat Ekathat. Policeman Raem Prachuap Ruekyamdee meets a friend’s daughter, who is now a teacher (ช่อเพชร). Lor Tok is Thai boxing trainer (อาจารย์). Sayan wishes to learn from him as he is not able to fight against anybody. Dao (Naiyana Shewanan) meets Sombat but clash happens between them. Other comic actors are Kokheng and Joomjim Khemlek as policeman.

5 แผ่นดินเพลิง
5 แผ่นดินเพลิง

Year: 1976

Thai title: 5 แผ่นดินเพลิง
English title: Five overseas missions

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Dam Datsakorn
Main actress:

Important documents have been stolen from a Thai official by crime syndicates. These documents could damage the security of Thailand if they fall in the hands of communist countries. Thai secret services put in place two teams to recover the documents. Those teams have to go to Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong to get back those documents. Will the Thai people who hold these documents betray their country?

เสาร์ 5
เสาร์ 5

Year: 1976

Thai title: เสาร์ 5
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Nirut Sirijanya,Pipop Pupinyo
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Tasawan Saneewong,Piathip Kumwong,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Duangjai Hathaikarn

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5 friends are reunited for a mission in Northeast of Thailand. They were soldiers during Vietnam war. They receive sacred powerful Buddha amulets from a famous Buddhist monk in order to protect them during fighting. They have to swear, holding Thai flag, that they are willing to sacrifice their life for the nation, the religion and the monarchy. Sent on mission, they are facing a bunch of thieves, foreign people having a secret base with powerful rockets to threaten Thailand. Finally with the support of five women soldiers, they defeat the villains. Five major actors and actresses from the 1970s were featuring in this action movie.

คมเฉือนคม
คมเฉือนคม

Year: 1976

Thai title: คมเฉือนคม
English title: The outlaw man

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Phairoj Jaising,Nard Poowanai,Chaiya Suriyun,Kecha Plianvithee,Dam Datsakorn
Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong,Prissana Chabaprai,Sirikwan Nanthasiri

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Three men are arrested by the Thai police following a trip to Hong Kong as they are suspected to sell drugs. They are released as no proofs are found. They met a guy called Daeng in the cell and befriended together. A young lady, Maria, Tawai's assistant, pick them up. Daeng is trying to join Tawai's secret organization, which is buying and selling weapons and drugs. Such organization undermines Thailand. As Tawai orders Daeng to kill Krit (Sombat Methanee), Daeng reveals that he is a hidden policeman and convinces Krit, who is a drug smuggler, to join his side. Policemen and gangster groups go to the golden triangle, border between Thailand, Laos and Burma. Heavy fightings happen between both groups. The country traitors are killed or captured. Some policemen are killed but they didn't die in vain as they give their life for the nation, the religion and the monarchy. It is a typical action movie of mid 1970s in which Thailand needs to be protected against external red communist threat. There is a rupture with traditional movies as Thai actors shake hands, listen to western music and kiss ladies in front of spirits shrines.

ท้ามฤตยู
ท้ามฤตยู

Year: 1976

Thai title: ท้ามฤตยู
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sombat Methanee

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat,Moeifa

During Vietnam war Tua (Sombat Methanee) and his friend Kamleu help to extract American soldiers from the enemy field. A new mission is given to them. They need to eliminate a Lao mafia leader called Kosi. This is the third tentative (รับจ้าง) to get rid of Kosi. It takes place in 1972. Tua is sent on mission to Vientiane. Tua is having a few James Bond secret gadgets. He is captured by a mafia team led by Madam (Moeifa). He claims he has come to Vientiane to kill Mafiosi (เจ้าพ่อ) Kosi. Madam frees him in order to know where Kosi is hidding. Tua meets Jenny, Kosi's daughter. Kosi neutralizes Tua and believes that he is an American agent (มือปืนรับจ้าง) sent to kill him. Kosi is in business conflict with Madam. During a heavy gun fight between the two groups, Kosi is saved by Chinese soldiers and sent to Muang Sing in Northern Laos. Madam is killed. The mission has now changed. Tua and his friend Kamleu now need to extract Kosi from the Chinese soldiers and hand over him to American soldiers. Jenny is also captured by Chinese soldiers. Tua meets Kupan, an old friend who is now involved in drug trafficking. He understands that Kosi was involved in trug trafficking and weapons smuggling to support Red communists. Kosi has been transfered in an island close to Pattaya. Following a final batle involving a turtle shape submarine, Kosi is killed and his treacherous organisation destroyed. It is a typical action movie from mid 1970s with Sombat Methanee, who is directing this movie and also playing the main actor role. It is inspired from James Bond movies' theme with a main actor having gadget agent secret and behaving like a Don Juan. It still includes some Thainess with Tua asking for help from his Buddhist amulet. It is available in both Lao and Thai languages.

เพชฌฆาตทอง
เพชฌฆาตทอง

Year: 1976

Thai title: เพชฌฆาตทอง
English title: Big Boss 2

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Lo lieh
Main actress: Wang Ping

Movie เพชฌฆาตทอง is a Thai HK co production released in year 197x and featuring Krung Srivilai and Lo lieh as main actors. Chinese name is 唐山弟子 and English name is “Big Boss part 2”. A three minutes trailer is available. The movie was never released on VHS or VCD. A 10 minutes sequence is available on line. It seems there is not so much link with the first opus featuring legendary Kung fu star Bruce Lee except trying to wave on the success of this first opus. Some parts are filmed in Thailand with Krung taking part to fighting and shooting on a river with a M16. A young lady (Actress Wang Ping) is looking for some gold. Krung is part of her team. Main actor (Lo lieh) arrives in Thailand and wishes to take revenge on the man who killed his father. It is the same man that owns the gold that the young lady is looking for. So she decides to use Lo lieh but without mentioning the gold...

ไข่จงอาง
ไข่จงอาง

Year: 1976

Thai title: ไข่จงอาง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Choomporn Theppitak

Main actor: Nard Poowanai,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Krai Kanchit,Rong Kaomulkadee,Choomporn Theppitak,Lor Tok
Main actress: Mayura Thanabutr,Duangjai Hathaikarn,Marasri Bangchang

Thai movie ไข่จงอาง was released in year 1976. The movie is lost in Thailand but a remaining sequence of 28 minutes is left to be seen. Veteran actress Marasri Bangchang is collecting debts reimbursement. She is married to younger man called Insee (Rong Kaomulkadee) but his little bird gets burnt by hot soup poured by his wife as he is courting younger lady (แม่ค้า)! This comedy features three male friends (Sayan Chantaraviboon, Nard Poowanai and Pong) looking for fun. Three ladies friends (Nit – Mayura Thanabutr, Pip - Duangjai Hathaikarn, Tip…) realise that their three husbands are going to have fun together but their wives surprise them (อยากตายไหม). Pong is a doctor so he is lying about his friends’ health in order to get some compassion from their wives. Other actors are Krai Kanchit, Lor Tok, อุมา, โดม, เด่น, ปริศนา ดาริน, หมึก.

อ้อมอกพ่อ
อ้อมอกพ่อ

Year: 1976

Thai title: อ้อมอกพ่อ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Metta Roongrat

It deals with the difficulties of a family with harsh life, their everyday struggle.

วัยอันตราย
วัยอันตราย

Year: 1976

Thai title: วัยอันตราย
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai
Main actress: Tanyarat Lohanan,Duangjai Hathaikarn,Moeifa,Neranchala Thaleungsak

Husband Rat is butterflying outside (รักกินขโมย) with mistress singer (นักร้อง) Na while his wife Potchanee is at home with two children, Tik and Tup. He spends a lot of money on his singer and comes back late every night (แม่ใหม่). A friend warns the wife Potchanee where is her husband (ผัวชั่ว). Potchanee surprises them together. Arguments are raised (วิชาผูกชาย) sharply. One of the daughter, hiding in the car, hears everything. The wife shoots the singer, her husband and her daughter by mistake so she kills herself. The movie introduction sets the tone. It is about love, crave and death (ใคร่, ตาย, รัก). The daughter Tup finally didn't die. She is now an adult and living with her younger sister Tik, who is studying at university. Tup is a doctor in order to help other people. She also wants her younger sister to do activities useful for the society (ประโยชน์สำหรับสังคม). Tup has a boyfriend called Krienkrai. Krienkrai’s younger brother, Kong, likes Tik a lot. The two brothers love the two sisters. Krienkrai wishes to marry with Tup but she is always delaying as understanding (ความเข้าใจ) is important for her as she is afraid of being married and facing same issue as her mother. If Krienkrai wants love, Tup will give him. If Krienkrai wants crave, he shall go somewhere else (ไปหาที่อื่น). So Krienkrai is going out with Moeifa (กะหรี่) to have crave with another woman. She wishes to train his younger brother (เด็กน้อย) also! Ruffian Yot (คนจิงจกสังคม) is leading a prostitution ring. One of his prostitutes, Kathin, flees but she is caught back. Luckily the two brothers pass by and help her. She has syphilis. The doctor gives an educational description of all sexual deceases with crude and real pictures. Pat, young lady, has issues with her parents. Her mother is sick as her father doesn't have mood to do his bedtime husband duties so she is depressed. Pat leaves home and is kidnapped by ruffians. Luckily Pat is rescued in time by Kong. Kong helps to bring happiness on her face. if parents are not happy, children will behave badly (ไม่อบอุ่น). Passage to teen age is dangerous (วัยอันตราย). Tik is ready to lose Kong so that Pat can have happiness. During a storm Pat and Krienkrai have a short time sexual relation. Krienkrai still wishes Tup to stop being a doctor after their wedding. Pat is now pregnant. Who is the father? Kong is suspected by Tik. Pat's mother suggests abortion. Krienkrai is drunk everyday but refuses to marry Pat. Pat refuses to abort. Kong knows the truth (เลวกว่าหมา). Kong decides to recognize the baby as his brother is too coward. Kit understands Kong's decision. Pat refuses that Tik or Tup sacrifice themselves and promise not to kill herself. The ruffians lead by Yot notice Pat and Tik in a mall. They kidnap them. Hopefully Kathin, the lady that Krienkrai helped before, is still working there again (สังคมไม่รับ) and promises to help Pat and Tik. Pat is raped and hurt in the tummy by Yot. Tik succeeds to escape thanks to Kathin. She calls Kong, Krienkrai and the police for help. They neutralize the ruffians. Finally Krienkrai accepts to recognize the child. He blames Tup for refusing to give him some lust before so causing all this mess to happen as he needs to go outside (ระบาย)! Tup still loves Krienkrai especially after such sacrifice and continues to dedicate her life to medicine. The movie features great music from 1970s. The movie highlights that lust (กิเลส) and desire (ตัณหา) are present in all people. Impact will depend on how each individual can succeed to control himself. It also features academic educational messages on sexual deceases, birth control (correct use of contraceptive) and basic sexual teaching about unique father conception. “Wai Antarai” is really part of the new kind of movies that appear during 1973-1976 freedom era. It was the first Thai movie about sex education (เพศศึกษา).

แผ่นดินของเรา
แผ่นดินของเรา

Year: 1976

Thai title: แผ่นดินของเรา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Nirut Sirijanya,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Naiyana Shewanan

แผ่นดินของเรา is the movie introducing famous Thai actress, Naowarat Yooktanun, for the first time. Sor Asanajinda, Thai national artist, is the movie director and also actor. A father comes to rest in a house close to sea with his three grown up daughters, Yai (อัจฉรา) the elder, Eung and Pak (ภัคคินี), the youngest. Tamlong (ธำรง), is the one who has transformed this hostile land into an oasis due to his hard work. Pak is the youngest daughter and always dares doing things. All the three girls are impressed by Tamlong's strong personality. During a boar chase, Tamlong saves Pak's life but is injured at the leg. During his recovery at Pak's parents home, Pak and Tamlong declare their love to each other. Tamlong is twice older than Pak (ผู้ชายแก่ๆ). Wedding takes place. Pak marries before her elder sister Yai so Yai is quite upset as according to Thai traditions, she should have married first. Yai is still waiting for her fiance Narin (นเรนท์) to go come back from his studies in France. Pak and Tamlong settle on their new land (แผ่นดินของเรา). Finally Narin and Pak meet. Both of them are hot temper (คนผีทะเล). Yai is too old style (โบราณ), too traditional for Narin. He is fond of Pak. He gets fun of Pak having married an older man. While wandering in their domain, Pak is bitten by a snake but Narin helps her on time. Love feelings start between both of them. Narin becomes jealous of Tamlong and considers stopping his engagement with Yai. Finally Yai accepts Narin advances knowing he is hot temper. Being forced by his parents, Narin shall finally marry Yai next month but it is not a love wedding. Yai is too reserved for Narin. Narin is modern as he studied abroad so he doesn't like Thai traditional stuff anymore and wants external signs of love similar to western behavior. Finally Narin and Pak start an affair as Pak is convinced by Narin's true love. But Pak doesn't dare to leave Tamlong for Narin and is worried to hurt her sister Yai. Tamlong knows something has changed. Pak is challenged by Narin about her real feelings. On the wedding day, Pak and Narin disappear and send a letter to Yai and Tamlong to explain their decision. While fleeing on a boat, Narin and Pak are robbed by ruffians so they run out of money already. Pak discovers harsh life with Narin as he is not a good lawyer and being addicted to alcohol also. They live in a slum. Pak needs to become a street vendor (แม่ค้า). Yai is pregnant with Narin so she feels ashamed. Yai takes refuge in Tamlong's home to hide her pregnancy to her parents. Pak discovers that Narin has a mistress. A night he is out, a fire burns the slum. They lose everything. As Narin is sick, Pak needs to prostitute herself. Tamlong finally finds Pak and asks her to come back to their land. Pak cannot leave Narin as he is sick (ไข้ป่า) and she still loves him. She values Tamlong’s kindness (ความดี, น้ำใจ), who forgives her and gives her money. Narin is sent to jail following a robbery. He refuses to see her again trying to push her to get a new life. Pak finally goes back to Tamlong's land to die there due to severe sickness. This 1976 movie highlights society conflicts between modern and traditional patterns.

เหมือนฝัน
เหมือนฝัน

Year: 1976

Thai title: เหมือนฝัน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Nard Poowanai,Dam Datsakorn,Taksin Jampol
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Metta Roongrat,Moeifa,Chosri Misommon,Sasima Singsiri

Thai movie เหมือนฝัน was released in year 1976. It lasts 2h09mn but is still incomplete. Sakuna (Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej), Ot's young sister, shots a man in a nightclub (คนทรยศ). Yeah Nut (Metta Roongrat), a singer, and Kachen (Taksin Jampol), nightclub's owner, believe Ot (Dam Datsakorn) is responsible but he refutes any implication. Yeah Nut and Kachen go upcountry side to meet Meuan (Nard Poowanai), the younger brother of the dead man. He is responsible of a temple school. Meuan decides to go to Bangkok. Yeah Nut likes secretly Meuan. It seems a part of the movie is missing there but Meuan is recruited by Kachen to work as gigolo. Meuan has a girlfriend (แฟน) called Mascilla in Bangkok but still needs to perform his gigolo job with demanding customers such as Moeifa. A hitman (นักเลงรับจ้าง) tries to kill Kachen but Meuan foils this plan. Meuan needs to meet his new customer called Linda. Ot decides to use Sakuna to neutralise Meuan. Meuan is finally the one to catch Sakuna! Meuan, while looking for Linda, gets a pieing from Luuk Maew (Pawana Chanajit). Chosri Misommon is playing a role as Linda’s domestic helper. Luuk Maew is Linda's daughter and she dislikes Meuan. Aware that Meuan is going to Kanchanaburi with Linda, Ot prepares a plan to get rid of him. As Linda and Meuan are not back after one week, Mascilla and Luuk Maew go there to look for them. Everybody meets at the same restaurant along the river. General fighting happens and all ends up in police station. Linda and Mascilla decide to fight over Meuan (ถึงเก่ายังไม่มีสนิม). They have arguments about beauty comparison and money (ซื้อความสุขจากเขา). Meuan gets slapped by Linda. Luuk Maew is kidnapped. Meuan is fed up of his job. He indulges in alcohol and has arguments with Linda, Mascilla and Kachen as he feels other people just use him. Meuan kidnaps Sakuna (ตัวประกัน) to exchange her with Luuk Maew. During the exchange, Meuan is injured and Tawat (สมชาย ศรีภูมิ), who kidnapped Luuk Maew, is killed. Sakuna promises to revenge over Meuan. Luuk Maew loves Meuan but finds Linda in bed with Meuan (หลอกลวง). She flees away. Meuan requests his money to Kachen. Meuan plans to give his money back to the temple school he funded. All protagonists meet in the temple. Sakuna wishes to kill Meuan but Yeah Nut wishes to protect him. They end up killing each other. Meuan, injured but helped by Fan, finds strength to bring the money to the temple school. Both Kachen and Ot stop fighting as they have their dead young sisters to take care.

นรกตะรูเตา
นรกตะรูเตา

Year: 1976

Thai title: นรกตะรูเตา
English title: The Hell of Tarutao

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Nard Poowanai,Manop Aussawathep,Adul Dulyarat,Pipop Pupinyo,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Sirikwan Nanthasiri

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This movie is based on a true story. Koh Tarutao was an island penal colony for prisoners (นักโทษการเมือง) having participated to the failed royalist rebellion in 1933. Through World War II, Tarutao island housed the country's most extreme incarceration center. A lack of supplies during the war left many prisoners to perish from disease or starvation. Two political prisonners arrive on Tarutao island with a bunch of other convicts. Nasty guardians monitored them. Sad and horrible events happened such as male prisoners raped, prisoners eaten by sharks or killed by guardians while trying to escape, prisoners harshly ransacked by guardians, lady raped by chief warden, prison director and doctor killed by chief warden. There is no way to escape from Koh Tarutao (มีแต่ตายกับตาย). The two political prisonners always fight together. They finally try but fail to escape. They are punished to be eaten by crocodiles but are saved by the two young ladies (หญิงสาวชาวเกาะ), who are residents on the island. They get in love and prepare an escape together thanks to the doctor and their father, crazy about money. The escape turns into a bloody tragedy. Only a few succeed to escape.

สาวแก่
สาวแก่

Year: 1976

Thai title: สาวแก่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Tasawan Saneewong,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

Thai drama movie สาวแก่ was released in year 1976 and it lasts 1h45mn. Doctor Pim (Phairoj Sangwaribut) and nurse พี่ Yot (Tasawan Saneewong) are boyfriend / girlfriend. She is 12 years older. Her close friend is Jaem (Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej). Chaninee (Naiyana Shewana) brings her father to hospital. Pim helps to cure him. Many people in the hospital gossip (นินทา) about Pim and Yot. Jaem has even some concerns about the couple (ความเหมาะสมผู้หญิงกับผู้ชาย). Knowing he fails to be chosen to be sent overseas as doctor, Pim involves in alcohol and Yot has to bring him back home. Finally Yot and Pim become lovers as Pim is pushing for it under alcohol influence. Chalat (Manop Aussawathep), a policeman, is introduced to Yot by Jaem as she believes Pim and Yot don't go together properly as she is much older than him. The doctor opens a clinic with Yot as assistant. Yot sold her land to pay for the clinic. They are still calling each other "พี่ Yot" (Sister Yot) and doctor (หมอ). Pim meets Chaninee another time as her father is sick again. The father finally dies. He presents Yot as elder sister (พี่สาว) to Chaninee. Yot wishes to marry to stop all rumors (คนนินทาไม่มีวันหยุด). Jealousy happens as Yot is aware that Pim is seeing Chaninee. She complains Pim changed since he is meeting Chaninee. Yot announces she is pregnant since 2 months. She wishes to die! Pim goes to Pattaya beach to relax and meets Chaninee by accident there. Yot follows him there in order to know the truth. Yot keeps reminding Pim about the favors and help (ท่วมบุญคุณ) she gave him. Finally Pim accepts to marry her in order that the child has a father. Yot remains very jealous. The baby is born. Yot complains she is not happy despite performing her wife’s duties (ทำหน้าที่ให้ดีที่สุด) as good as she can. Jaem recommends Yot to give him some freedom and she keeps complaining that Pim has to kindness towards her (ไม่รู้จักบุญคุณ). Jaem is now with an older man with 4 kids. She claims it is better for a woman to marry an older man than a younger man. Fed up and following arguments with Yot, Pim quits the house. Pim announces he loves Chaninee but as respect for Yot, he will not quit her. Jaem and Chalat bring Yot out. Seeing Chaninee, Yot argues with her but Chaninee claims she didn't see Pim since his wedding. Yot shoots Chaninee but hopefully Chalat is here to stop her. Chalat promises to take care of Yot so that both couples can have happiness.

ทองปาน
ทองปาน

Year: 1976

Thai title: ทองปาน
English title: Tong Pan

Rating: 5/5
Director: Euthana Mukdasanit,Surasee Phatham,Isan Group

Main actor:
Main actress:

Tong Pan is a poor peasant from Isan, Northeast area of Thailand. He has three kids and his wife is sick. He is now living in Chiang Khan as he has to move earlier from his former home flooded due to a dam construction. He is invited by a student to partipate to a seminar regarding the contruction of a new dam in Pak Chong area. He is going there hoping for changement into peasants' life. He is only a hired peasant, he has no more land. He got only 2000 Baht a year and cannot even get a forward payment from his greedy landlord to cure his sick wife. Following the October 1973 uprising, government wants to add more democracy in the decision making. Foreign engineer, professors, governmental agency officials, local inhabitants including Thong Pan join the seminar. The foreign engineer explains the great advantages of the dam from an economic point of view. But local inhabitants cannot understand spoken English! They use local Isan dialect. The governmental agency officials complain that nobody thinks about Thailand's future. It is good for the country for selling electricity abroad and anyway it is difficult to find advantages for all. The minority shall sacrifice it-self as long as it good for the majority. There is a parallel between the theory discussed at the seminar and the reality that local peasants are experimenting (houses and land flooded, no more water in rice fields during dry season and flood during rainy season as water is released from dam, no more fishes to catch, no trees to build house as forests have been cut, sickness, poverty, electricity for the rich not for the poor...). Finally participants remind that it should be good to get the feedback from locals. But Thong Pan is already gone as he knows nothing can change. One local raise that they want fertile land but also complains about officials corruption, thieves, illegal sawmills that cut forests, missing healthcare for them as they can never visit doctors. When Tong Pan reaches home, his wife is already dead. Tong Pan movie was banned following the 1976 demonstrations. Participants and directors were sent to jail or exiled following this 1976 uprising. The Culture Ministry registers 25 Thai classic films each year at the National Film Heritage Registry. This movie is part of the 25 films heritage list announced on 04 October 2011, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

สัตว์มนุษย์
สัตว์มนุษย์

Year: 1976

Thai title: สัตว์มนุษย์
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Jamroon Nuatjim
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Piathip Kumwong

Chot (Sorapong Chatree) and his sister Choi (Aranya Namwong) are children of poor farmers. Chot loves Soi, who is the subdistrict headman's daughter (กำนัน). They love each other but Chot cannot have any hope as he is too poor (เด็กเรียนควาย). Chot helps his sister Choi as she was going to be raped by three ruffians (สัตว์นรก!) that are protected by the local subdistrict headman. Saeng, son of the subdistrict headman, requests a young lady called Bua as a payment for her mother's debt. Bua takes refuge in Chot's father home. Meanwhile Chot is arrested as he hit earlier the three ruffians. It is unfair and the family has no money to pay the bail (ประกัน). The father needs to ask a local Chinese moneylender for 10 000 baht to pay the bail. There are always issues between Saeng and Chot. Saeng would like to kill Chot. One night, Saeng's ruffians rob the 10 000 baht reimbursement and kidnap Bua. The subdistrict headman and village headman are not helpful to poor people. The village headman prevents Chot and other men to look after the ruffians as Chot shot one of the robbers. Bua is then found dead. Choi is very upset as Bua's death is due to the village headman (ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน) inactivity and his refusal to take responsability (ไม่รับผิดชอบ) as he prefers to help rich people only. As the headman hits her sister, Chot, in full anger, shots him and then needs to flee. Chai is the local Chinese moneylender's son. He is no respect for others. Chai (ลูกเศรษฐี) tries to shoot birds in a Buddhist temple despite the abbot's request to stop. Chot, who took refuge in this temple, prevents him to do so as a temple shall remain a peaceful haven. If we accept human sins, what kind of future will Buddhism have? (ถ้าเรายอมให้มนุษย์ทำบาป ศาสนาจะมีอนาคตอะไร). Pliu, future lawyer, promises to marry Choi. Chot succeeds to get back the 10 000 bath from Saeng (ตอบแทนความชั่ว). The father refuses the money believing his son is now a brigand (โจร). Heavy floods happen. All crops are devasted. The father has no more money to invest in new crops. Be good and there is nothing good happening to them (ความดีไม่เอาแล้ว). The father receives 3000 bath to plant new crops but Choi must accept to be the moneylender's domestic helper (เป็นขี้ข้าดอกเบี้ย). As Chot was injured, he cannot help. Only the Buddhist abbot helps him. Choi is drugged by the moneylender and raped. Then she is forced by Chai. She fell in hell (ตกนรก). She supports this situation as respect to her father (กตัญญูสำหรับพ่อ). Tia, the moneylender, likes Choi very much and decides to take her as minor wife. She accepts in order to remove her father's debt but this one doesn't understand his daughter (sent her to be a maid and not a wife - ส่งให้เป็นแม่บ้านไม่ได้ส่งให้เป็นเมีย) and decides to stop any relationship with her (ไม่มีลูกสาวแล้ว, คนอยู่ละโลก, ผู้หญิงขายตัว). Money has destroyed his world and family. The father has a heart attack and dies. Choi is now pregnant. Most likely the father is Chai and not Tia, the father. Tia's wife puts everybody under his own responsibility. Wishing to do good one time in his life, Tia promises to give a house and one million bath for Chai to marry Choi (ฮี่ควาย). Saeng then threathens to kill Tua if he doesn't handover a bus line. Rich and influent people are sinful (สัตว์มนุษย์) behaving worst than animals. Finally Tia asks Choi to convince Chot to give a lesson to Saeng versus a promise to help Chot against authorities. During the fight Saeng accidentally dies. Chot surrenders (มอบตัว) and is finally forgiven by the tribunal thanks to lawyer Pliu. Choi continues to behave badly with no respect, no care for anybody except himself. He finally has a business conflict with Tia and dies, being shot by Soi. This movie has a deranging question regarding karma. People who do good and follow up Buddhist precepts are the poor losers. The moneylender, the subdistrict headman's family do not follow the law and are the one reaping the profit. Is it worth to be always good people when injustice prevails? Actor Sorapong Chatree got a best Thai actor award for this movie.

วัยอลวน
วัยอลวน

Year: 1976

Thai title: วัยอลวน
English title: Wai On La Won

Rating: 3/5
Director: Piak Poster

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut,Somkuan Krajangsat
Main actress: Lalana Sulawan

Tam (ตั้ม) is an university student. He takes additional jobs as he doesn't come from a rich family. He rents a house to a strict owner, who has two daughters. Tam tries to seduce the first daughter but she is already engaged. Tam is an evening teacher (อาจารย์) and teaches the second teen daughter called O (โอ๋), who is quite stubborn (ดื้อ) and not willing to learn (ไม่ตั้งใจเรียน). The father believes O is having an affair with Tam. The father is old style (แบบโบราณ ). He decides to send O every day (จะส่งเรียน) to school. Tam continues to support her secretly through messages hidden in books (No sms and chat in 1976!). Love emerges between O and Tam despite the father's surveillance. Tam needs to use tricks to deceive the father. In parallel Tam is still following lawyer studies. He needs to find trick to get money to finish to pay his studies. The father threatens Tam to force him to leave but to no avail. Finally O and Tam can get married. This movie serie by Piak Poster included four opus, i.e. วัยอลวน (1976), รักอุตลุต (1977), ชื่นชุลมุน (1978), วัยอลวน 4 (2005). This first opus was a break with 1970s movies as it was the first successful teen movie including new modern actors (Phairoj and Lalana) and especially modern music. It was the first teen movie, which changed the local trend where the main actor had to be always polite, good looking with a robust body. The director, Piak Poster, used a new actor, Phairoj Sangwaribut, who was quite slim. At the beginning, the movie was a failure. No theaters were interested to show it as the 6th October 1976 sad events just happened. Piak Poster shown it to the students and good feedbacks started to spread. Nice modern songs and guitar performances helped to popularize the movie. Finally it reaped 8 millions Baht. ตั้ม and โอ๋ became popular nicknames in that period.

หนี้รัก
หนี้รัก

Year: 1975

Thai title: หนี้รัก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Nard Poowanai
Main actress: Tanyarat Lohanan,Sarinthip Siriwan

While being kids, young girl Nut meets young boy Toum and his two friends Taksin and Rangsee. They promise to never separate and to wait to each other (ความดูแลของผม) until Toum's overseas studies are over. Young girl Oon was also Nut's best friend. Years have passed. Nut's mother has died. His father sent her to study in Bangkok. Ten years have now passed. Nut (Tanyarat Lohanan) is now a beautiful young lady. The father never dared to tell her the truth but she has the disagreeable surprise to find her father has remarried with Tiyana (แม่เลี้ยง) and has three children. They finally get on well. She meets her old friend Wan. Her brother is Rangsee (Nard Poowanai) and his friends are Toum (Sombat Methanee) and Taksin, her former childhood friends. Nut is hired in Rangsee's company. Misunderstandings happen between Nut and Toum as Rangsee invites her for lunch. Toum seems to have a secret. Toum reasserts his promises done ten years to always take care about Nut. While doing shopping, Toum meets her old friend Oon. She is pregnant and the father is Toum! She is shocked to understand Toum's hidden secret (เจ็บให้จำ). Nut's grandmother (Sarinthip Siriwan) dies (อะไรที่รักคงจากไป) and Rangsee helps her while acting as the host (เจ้าภาพ). Due to a promise of wedding between Oon and Toum by their parents, Toum had no choice but to marry Oon even if he didn't love her. Nut asks for time to Rangsee as her heart is troubled. Misfortune continues for Nut with her garden house (บ้านสวน) being burnt due to a fire. Toum helps as usual. Nut accepts Rangsee's proposal to shelter her and the children. Oon is getting sick (ฝากลูก, ฝากToum) and enters coma. Oon finally dies. Toum is the one who bought the bracelet and the garden house to avoid somebody else can get them. Nut cannot forget her first real love and refuses Rangsee's wedding offer. After Nut's hesitation, they finally marry. This 1975 romantic movie หนี้รัก is 2h12mn long and was never released on VCD or DVD. In 2012, it was shown for the first time on Thai cable TV. It was first movie for Tanyarat Lohanan.

พ่อยอดมะกอก
พ่อยอดมะกอก

Year: 1975

Thai title: พ่อยอดมะกอก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Lor Tok,Tat Ekathat
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Metta Roongrat,Chosri Misommon,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Malee Wetpraseri,Sisala Thongtara,Sulaleewan Suwanthat

Thai movie พ่อยอดมะกอก was released in year 1975. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 1h13mn remains to be seen. The last three film reels were saved. Oon (Pawana Chanajit) is a young single lady. Chosri Misommon is her house's domestic helper and also close friend. Prachuap Ruekyamdee and Chui (Sombat Methanee) are brothers with funny hairstyle. Oon’s mother is played by Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng. It seems there is no more father. Grandmother Malee Wetpraseri is the elder sister of the mother. Oon’s uncle is played by Tat Ekathat. Oon has to be engaged. She wishes to marry Pong (Sayan Chantaraviboon) and is supported by his sister Pleun (Metta Roongrat). Chui keeps disrupting Oon and Pong. Chui has also a fiancee called Kwan since a long time but he doesn't love her. Malee and Chosri are sent to Aunt's home to investigate who is really Chui. Aunt Sulaleewan Suwanthat welcome them. Chui and Ratchin are same person. Oon shall marry Ratchin, who is from a high status family. Oon lies she is no more pure (เสียหาย) as she is Pong’s girlfriend. Ratchin refuses to cancel the wedding and forbids Oon to meet Pong anymore. Engagement (คู่หมั้น) shall happen. Malee is helping Oon to meet Pong. Pong wishes to flee with Oon but Oon cannot do this as it would bring disgrace to her parents and her family name (เกียรติ). As Pong loves really Oon, he has to sacrifice himself (เสียสละ). Chui / Ratchin is aware of Malee’s stratagems. Prachuap meets Pong. Ratchin prevents Oon to meet Pong and wishes to accelerate the wedding. Ratchin asks Pong to stop seeing Oon but Pong asks to meet her a last time. Ratchin still believes Oon is pure and wants to avoid Pong being the first. Oon and Ratchin keep fighting. Finally Oon succeeds to escape from Ratchin. She meets Pong but faints. Pong tries to abuse her but gets stopped on time by Ratchin. Pong's intentions were not as pure as he always mentioned. Oon finally marries with Ratchin. This movie similar to many movies from decades 1960s~1970s is about arranged weddings and early engagement done by parents but it finally ends happily.

คืนนี้ไม่มีพระจันทร์
คืนนี้ไม่มีพระจันทร์

Year: 1975

Thai title: คืนนี้ไม่มีพระจันทร์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sor Asanajinda,Rong Kaomulkadee
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Aranya Namwong,Piathip Kumwong,Juree Osiri,Sasima Singsiri

Thai movie คืนนี้ไม่มีพระจันทร์ was released in year 1975. The movie is lost in Thailand and only a sequence of 38 minutes remains to be seen. A group of young women including Naiyana Shewanan is sleeping together in a big bungalow near the beach. It is the yearly trip organized by their art university (มหาวิทยาลัยศิลปากร). One of the young ladies recognizes Nat (Krung Srivilai), a male art student of the same university. Back to his home, Soi Dao (Aranya Namwong) is waiting for Nat. Later Nat ends up drinking expensive alcohol with another young lady called Yu (Sasima Singsiri). Nat has no money so is being entertained by ladies. Yu is drunk and Nat brings her home but June (Piathip Kumwong) has time to recognize him. Nat sees women as sexual objects and lies to each of them (เจ้าชู้). He goes from Soi Dao to Yu. Soi Dao is finally pregnant (ลูกเศรษฐี). Soi’s father is played by Sor Asanajinda and Soi’s mother is played by Juree Osiri. They are concerned about their family name and they don't want Soi Dao to marry anybody. Soi Dao wishes to go abroad as Nat doesn’t show interest anymore. Nat is not sure if Naiyana loves him as she is aware of his butterfly activities. Playing a game with another man, Soi Dao arouses Nat to get back his interest through jealousy. The left sequence ends up here. In 1975, this movie makes a lot of noise because of some daring scenes (หนังโป๊ๆ เปลือยๆ).

โบตั๋น
โบตั๋น

Year: 1975

Thai title: โบตั๋น
English title: I remember

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Nard Poowanai,Somkuan Krajangsat,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Wang Ping

Movie "I remember" is a Thai / Taiwanese coproduction. Young couple Nat and Zhengzhai are in a romantic relationship. Zhengzhai's father is named Mooyi. A domestic helper gives to Zhengzhai a letter from her mother. It tells the real story of her mother called Modai. Mooyi knows Modai since childhood. Mooyi is coming from a rich family but Modai is coming from a poor family. Mooyi's parents want to marry him to a rich family's daughter. Meanwhile a ruffian requests her hand to her father but Modai refuses. Knowing the love between Mooyi and Modai, the ruffian starts to be jealous. Mooyi and Modai often help each other in the fields. One day, following a thunderstorm, they take refuge in a small hut and become lovers. Knowing this, Modai's father has a stroke. Modai becomes pregnant. Aware of this, the ruffian warns the mother. Modai delivers the baby. The mother tries to buy the baby from Modai but she refuses. While Mooyi is away, the ruffian plays a bad trick to the father. An expensive ring is put in his jacket pocket. As the baby is kidnapped, Modai knows the baby must be at the mother's home. There the father is accused of stealing an expensive ring. Modai has no choice but to sign a discharge regarding the baby to avoid her father going to jail. They move to another house. Back from business trip, Mooyi doesn't understand why Modai has signed such paper and has left. He indulged into alcohol. Meanwhile the ruffian tries to abuse Modai but she resists. The ruffian presents her to a man directing a club but it is another bad trick. The director tries to abuse Modai. Her father, pressenting a problem, has followed them. Trying to help his daughter, he fights with the ruffian and gets stabbed accidentally. Having get rid of the director, Modai finds her dead father and stabs in return the ruffian. She is sentenced to 20 years of prison. Years have passed. Her daughter Zhengzhai is now a grown up woman and having a relationship with Nat. They visit Ancient city, Nakhon Pathom, floating market together. Two times she meets her daughter but is too shy to tell her who she really is. Finally a domestic helper discloses the truth. Zhengzhai and Modai can be reunited. Modai is present to Zhengzhai and Nat’s wedding. This movie is related to the poor Chinese family versus rich Thai Chinese family theme. It is a lost Thai movie but it is still available in Taiwan in VCD format under the name "牡丹淚". Two big Taiwan stars are present, i.e. Shih Szu and Wang Ping. Sombat Methanee is wearing fantastic and colorful shirts from decade 1970s.

สมิหรา
สมิหรา

Year: 1975

Thai title: สมิหรา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Uten Boonyong,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Sawin Sawangrat,Sukon Koewliam,Rong Kaomulkadee
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Metta Roongrat

Thai movie สมิหรา was released in year 1975 and lasts 2h01mn. Two students, Alissa (Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej) and Suntaya (Pawana Chanajit), are two close friends studying in Chiang Mai. Pong (Sayan Chantaraviboon) is Alissa's brother. Metta Roongrat is the aunt called Vina. Yot (Uten Boonyong) accepts to take Suntaya as secretary (เลขาคนใหม่) per Alissa's request. Sawin Sawangrat is the father of Yot. Yot hat a hot temper (ใจร้อน, เอาใจตัวเองอย่างเดียว). Vina warns Alissa about letting Suntaya too close to Yot (ใกล้มากก็ไม่เคยจะดี). Pong wishes to marry Suntaya but he is younger (รุ่นน้อง). Yot and Suntaya go to Hat Yai for business trip while Alissa needs to go overseas again. A difficult meeting happens in Hat Yai regarding company ownership. Suntaya demonstrates her negotiating skills and impresses Yot. During nighttime, Suntaya and Yot becomes lovers (ทรยศเพื่อน). They stay in Hotel Samira (สมิหรา) so giving the movie title. Suntaya asks Yot to stop seeing her in Bangkok. Vina also asks Suntaya to find her own place to allow time between Yot and Alissa. Yot wishes to marry with Suntaya but she doesn't want to hurt Alissa. One day Suntaya feels dizzy while walking in Bangkok. She is pregnant. Pong brings her to the doctor. Yot has then a misunderstanding that Suntaya sees secretly Pong. Being sick, Yot visits Suntaya and is surprised by Alissa. Alissa is disappointed by her friend (น่าเจ็บใจ, เสียดายเพื่อนรัก). Feeling guilty, Suntaya is lost. Pong, aware of the situation, proposes to marry her to ensure the child has a father. Finally Suntaya writes a letter to Alissa and disappears. Yot only realises that she was pregnant. Suntaya is now a teacher in a remote hill tribe village. Sukon Koewliam is also playing a short domestic helper role. Pong's friend, a doctor, meets Suntaya in the village and warns Pong as she is going to deliver her baby. It is discovered that Suntaya has hemophilia (รอดไม่ได้). Pong warns Yot. Alissa also joins. During a final touching sequence, Suntaya gives her baby to Yot and Alissa, then passes away.

ทะเลทอง
ทะเลทอง

Year: 1975

Thai title: ทะเลทอง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Man Teeraphol,Manop Aussawathep,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Duangdao Jarujinda

Many years ago, Laem Kun Thalae (Sombat Methanee) and Mae Plae (Naiyana Shewanan) were tied to a pole, beaten and left to die in the sea. Laem Kun Thalae survived thanks to his friend Fong but Mae Plae died. Their child was left to a teacher. Many people believed they both died in the sea during high tide. The teacher has three children, i.e. one boy, Pu (Sayan Chantaraviboon), and two daughters, Nang (Naiyana Shewanan) and Neua Oon. Nang is the baby given many years ago. Nang is hard worker but Neua Oon is lazy. Sak, son of Sou (Man Teeraphol), a local ruffian, always wants to bring the two sisters out but Pu refuses and Nang is not interested to go. Sak becomes lover with Neua Oon (ได้เป็นเมีย). Kun (Sombat Methanee) and his friend Fong (Manop Aussawathep) are always seen around. Kun always helps Nang in difficult situations. Pradet (Choomporn Theppitak) is the local policeman officer but is bending to Sou. Sou wishes Pradet to arrest Kun as he is a trouble maker. Nang and Sak's two sisters (Nit and SiriPorn) are kidnapped by overseas woman traffickers. They are rescued by a boat carrying Kun, Sak and Pu. Kun decides then to keep Sak and his sisters as hostage. They take refuge on an island. Pu and Siriporn become lovers. There is a suggestion for Kun to surrender to police (มอบตัว) as Sou is following up them. Nit (Duangdao Jarujinda) promises to help as she loves Kun. Kun doesn't believe in the police fairness so he flees with Nang. As the action is taking place close to Cambodia border, their boat gets attacked by red Cambodian soldiers. They have to jump from the boat but are caught up in a storm. They are finally protected by Mae Plae’s spirit (วิญญาณ) and rescued by a boat. Sou and his ruffians team capture Kun and Fong. They are ready for a final vengeance. Nit believes Kun and Laem Kun Thalae are the same individual. Situation is reversed thanks to Kun’s skills. Sou, Sak and Nit are now prisoners under Kun. The policeman Pradet agrees to speak and discloses what really happens many years ago between him, Sou and Laem Kun Thalae. Finally Nang's real father is policeman Pradet. His wife Sai is Sou's younger sister. Pradet has a short relationship with Mae Plae. Through jealousy, Sai and Sou took vengeance on Mae Plae and innocent Laem Kun Thalae. So Kun and Laem Kun Thalae are the same man. Despite his initial desire for vengeance, Kun leaves it away and stays with Nang. Thai movie “Thalae Thong” (ทะเลทอง) was released in 1975.

สาวแรงสูง
สาวแรงสูง

Year: 1975

Thai title: สาวแรงสูง
English title: Foxy lady

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Tanyarat Lohanan,Runglawan Sripatimakul

A young woman is asking a detective to find back her mother. The detective accepts as her mother has taken care of him when he was a teen. His enquiry leads him to a human trafficking gang.

นักเลงเทวดา
นักเลงเทวดา

Year: 1975

Thai title: นักเลงเทวดา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sombat Methanee

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Tat Ekathat,Sawin Sawangrat,Kom Akadej,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Choomporn Theppitak,Pipop Pupinyo,Krai Kanchit,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naiyana Shewanan,Orasa Isarangkul,Metta Roongrat,Sasima Singsiri,Donnapha Sophee,Manat Boonkiet

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Thai movie นักเลงเทวดา was released in year 1975. The VCD lasts 1h32mn. Metta Roongrat as market merchant (แม่ค้า) is harassed by ruffians. A car is driven by a mysterious hitman, who kills most of the ruffians of Kamnan Wattana. Wattana (Tat Ekathat) is upset. Kamnan Wattana's daughter, called Wantanee, is played by Naiyana Shewanan. Orasa Isarangkul is also a market merchant (แม่ค้า). Nobody saw his face but he was wearing a red clothing. Thewada (Sombat Methanee) is wearing a red shirt so he is identified as the hitman. Thewada wishes to revenge his friend Somsak killed by ruffians (เทวดามาคิดบัญชี). Thewada enquiries on various ladies to uncover the mysterious hitman. Somsak's wife (ผู้หญิงใจร้าย)(Sasima Singsiri) is involved in the murder with the help of Sawin Sawangrat. Thewada helps Wantanee (ลูกสาวกำนัน). Thewada is not the mysterious killer in red shirt but is willing to find who is behind. Similar to a Thai James Bond with gadgets and kissing all girls (หลงเสน่ห์). Kamnan Wattana agrees to take him as new staff before being son in law (ลูกเขย)! Thewada gets support from Dam (Kom Akadej). A car ‘chase happens between Thewada and Kan (Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri). A sister (Aranya ‘Namwong) and her brother (Choomporn Theppitak) are looking for the man, who killed their father นาย Vitun. They believe Thewada is the killer but he succeeds to escape their house just to be captured by Kan (องค์การ). Pipop Pupinyo is part of Kan's team. A third group is with Sawin and Somsak’s wife. Kan storms Kamnan Wattana's house and kidnaps his daughter. Metta and Osara are also kidnapped. Thewada and Dam then storm Kan's house to release the ladies. Krai Kanchit is part of Kan's team. Fighting and shooting happen until all ruffians are neutralized or killed. The movie ends up with Thewada leaving with both ladies Aranya and Naiyana.

ราชินีฝิ่น
ราชินีฝิ่น

Year: 1975

Thai title: ราชินีฝิ่น
English title: Female fugitive

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krai Kanchit,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Pipop Pupinyo,Sompong Phonmitr,Lor Tok
Main actress: Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Kao Pao-Shu

Thai movie ราชินีฝิ่น was released in year 1975. It lasts 1h41mn or 1h43mn depending on the version. It is a lost movie in Thailand but it is still available in Hong Kong where it was released under the name 女逃犯 - "Female fugitive" by Ocean Shores video in year 1979. A lady boss is suspected by the Hong Kong police to be involved in drugs trafficking. She escapes to the police and flees to Thailand. Pipop Pupinyo is her Thai bodyguard. Drug is transported on the back of elephants in Thai Northern jungle. Eddie (Krai Kanchit) is receptionist of the drug. He is collaborating with Tsai Yang (Sayan Chantaraviboon). They bring a doctor in the jungle to produce proper drug in the Golden Triangle. Eddie, humiliated by Li Yung, strong fighter hired by the drug Queen, contacts inspector Wu (Sombat Methanee). Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng has got a son. She offers him a camera for his birthday. While running, the boy hits a Chinese lady tourist and cameras are exchanged by mistake. The drug Queen sends Li Yung to kill Eddie. The little boy takes pictures of the murder. The murderer chases the little boy. They enter a parade for Songkran. He hits again the same Chinese lady tourist and cameras are exchanged again. Li Yung just gets a camera without film. The drug Queen orders to kill the kid. Elephants are used to carry drug. Thanks to helicopter, Wu succeeds to locate the drug factories in the jungle. Through Sompong Phonmitr, Sombat locates Tsai Yang (small fry) in order to find the drug Queen. Li Yung tries to kidnap the kid but fails. Wu brings troubles to the traffickers by using dogs to sniff them. Lin, the Chinese tourist, befriends with Chang, café owner. The drugs queen hires Tsai Yang's girlfriend as she knows she is upset by her poor life. She uses her to convince Wu to accept bribes but he refuses. Wu is finally defeated by Pinyo due to a knife injury caused by the drug Queen. The knife is poisoned. Wu was a former drug addict but he stopped a long time ago by going to a famous Buddhist temple called Wat Tham Krabok (วัดถ้ำกระบอก) . Tsai Yang's girlfriend realizing her mistake, releases Wu by getting rid of Lor Tok. A chase is happening to catch the drug Queen. A fighting erupts between Li Yung and the drug Queen in the helicopter. Both fall and die.

สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ
สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ

Year: 1975

Thai title: สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ
English title: The Golden Triangle

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lo Lieh,Manop Aussawathep,Boo Wibunnan,Sawin Sawangrat,Paen Pleumsachai,Somchai Samipak,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Tanny Tien Ni,Tanyarat Lohanan

Thai movie ‎สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ was released in year 1975. The movie is lost in Thailand but can still be found in Hong Kong through a VHS tape lasting 1h25mn. It is named 金三角 or The Golden Triangle. This movie is filmed in Hong Kong and Thailand. Manop Aussawathep is playing the head of Thai narcotics police. He receives a telegram that a drug trafficker called Peter Wong (Lo Lieh) has come from Hong kong. Pon (Tanyarat Lohanan) is playing a bar waitress. Boo Wibunnan is the barman. Peter, renamed as Tony, helps Pon harassed by drunk foreigners looking for good time. Pon introduces him to her brother, who brings him to a safer place, i.e. the Burmese border. Tony is under an arrest warrant. Meanwhile Sombat Methanee also arrives in the Golden Triangle area. Lao Su (Sawin Sawangrat) gets cheated by loaded dices. A fighting erupts and Sombat gives a hand to him. Lao Su belongs to a hill tribe gang. Sombat is fleeing Bangkok being researched by police. The leader is a woman called Hangson Wu (Tanny Tien Ni). Sombat is accepted in the hill tribe. Tony is also accepted in another gang and finds they have a secret drug making laboratory. Opium puppies were a popular production during decade 1970s. Hill tribes were later convinced to move to other cultures. A caravan led by Lao Su and Sombat with 200 horses, 8 tons of opium shall travel 20 days to deliver their goods. The other gang including Paen Pleumsachai attacks the caravan. Lao Su is killed but thanks to Sombat, ruffians are pushed back. Military spots the caravan also. Sombat meets the leader of the buyer group called Lo Han. Once they get the opium, a jeep with machine gun shots many of the hill tribe members. The police intervenes but the ruffians flee with opium and gold. Hangson Wu wishes to revenge. As opium shall be transformed into heroin, Sombat and Hangson Wu are looking for the exchange point. They fall in a trap but are saved by the police again. Hangson Wu realises that Sombat is a cop. Pon is injured. In the hospital Pon tells where the exchange point is. Tony, a Hong Kong policeman, tries to double everybody. Hangson Wu finally dies. Sombat launches his car on Lo Han's speed boat trying to flee. The drugs gangs are destroyed but the final victory is far away as opium is still produced.

นายอำเภอใจเพชร
นายอำเภอใจเพชร

Year: 1975

Thai title: นายอำเภอใจเพชร
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Nard Poowanai,Pipop Pupinyo,Krai Kanchit,Sawin Sawangrat,Sukon Koewliam,Choomporn Theppitak,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn
Main actress: Tanyarat Lohanan,Orasa Isarangkul,Somjit Sapsamruey

Thai movie นายอำเภอใจเพชร was released in year 1975. The movie is lost in Thailand. A twelve minutes sequence in bad state can still be seen. Other actors not seen in the remaining sequence include โดม, Krai Kanchit, อัมรัตน์, Somjit Sapsamruey, Sawin Sawangrat, จรัสศรี, หมี. The new chief district officer wishes to clean the district and to get rid of the dark influence. He is getting support from local people. The chief district officer (Nard Poowanai) just arrives in his new district. He visits his subordinates including Tanyarat Lohanan working in school and invites them for introduction lunch. Pipop Pupinyo being around with other ruffians warns the new chief district officer that real power (อำนาจ) is with weapons here. Later on while Pipop is busy with a young lady played by Orasa Isarangkul, he gets warned by corrupt policeman that this new chief district officer is different. Pipop promises to manage him. During the introductory lunch, the new chief district officer scolds many of his subordinates for not being dedicated to their job and to local citizens. Sukon Koewliam, Choomporn Theppitak, Lak Apichat are part of the guests. Dam Datsakorn, Pipop and two other ruffians arrive and invite themselves to the party. As they are looking for troubles, the chief district officer removes his shirt and insignia to give a boxing lesson to Dam. The remaining sequence stops here. Even when Nard Poowanai became real government officer as assistant district officer (ปลัดอำเภอ), Thai people still refers to him as chief district officer (นายอำเภอ) as this movie was really very famous and popular.

โรงแรมผี
โรงแรมผี

Year: 1975

Thai title: โรงแรมผี
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Nard Poowanai,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Manop Aussawathep,Lor Tok,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Chana Sriubon,Sithao Petcharoen,Boo Wibunnan,Tat Ekathat
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Metta Roongrat

Khun Samong comes in a hotel for one night as it is raining heavily. Her husband chases her but she refuses to follow him up. During the night, she dies being strangled. Footprints on the floor show that the killer is handicapped. The day after a young lady Wilai is coming one night in the same hotel to meet an older man called Siu. He has many banknotes in his suitcase. He also dies and the money disappears. Wilai also dies. The hotel manager Pan finds the money inside his desk drawer. With his partner, he decides to throw away the money in the sea but the banknotes come back with the tide. Khun Samong's husband believes that the hotel management is responsible of his wife's death and the money robbing. So he tries to take revenge over them but it fails. Police is investigating. Khun Samong's husband is also found dead. Finally it is identified that a ghost is living in the hotel. He possessed the hotel manager causing him to walk like a disabled man. Following a chase with the Police, the hotel manager Pan dies. His partner tells a story. Before World War II, Pan flees with a young lady called Sarapee. Sarapee was promised to an older man. This one becomes disabled during World War II due to bombs. He never forgives to Pan and Sarapee. After his death, a house belonging to the older man is given to Pan and Sarapee through legacy. They transform the house into a hotel. Now the ghost is willing to kill all hotel family member one by one, starting with Pan, then his partner. Finally the younger people found that the ghost body is still kept in a crypt below the hotel. They manage to kill the ghost thanks to a sacred Budha image. This movie is different from other Thai horror movies from 1970s decade and more realistic as there are not the usual traditional clown characters that accompany the leading actor.

ครรภ์ผี
ครรภ์ผี

Year: 1975

Thai title: ครรภ์ผี
English title: The Possessed

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Lo Lieh,Luechai Natnat,Lak Apichat,Chao Klaewklong
Main actress: Runglawan Sripatimakul

Thai movie ครรภ์ผี - 鬼胎 - The Possessed was released in year 1975 and lasts 1h32mn. This movie is only available though VHS in a Chinese or a Thai version. It was certainly longer but VHS movies were often cut to 90 minutes. A Chinese couple in love, Kung Ta (Lo Lieh) and Lei Ting (Runglawan Sripatimakul), are riding a motorbike. They fall from it and the bike cannot be restarted. As rain falls heavily, they take refuge in a cave. This cave features scary statues and human bones. They finally make love in the cave and it wakes up a spirit hidden in a statue. He possesses the man, while he is making love to Lei Ting. Back to Bangkok, Lei Ting is going to hospital, where her father (Chao Klaewklong) is dying. Shek Chiao (Krung Srivilai) as lawyer, is reading the testament. The father disliked Kung Ta as he believed he is lazy. Shek Chiao still loves Lei Ting but she announces him that she is going to marry Kung Ta. Lei Ting names her new husband Mr Pan as managing director. On the wedding night, she cannot stand it and refuses anymore contact with Kung Ta. Luechai Natnat is playing a driver and domestic helper. Lei Ting is finally pregnant. Kung Ta is spoiling the business and is taking his secretary as mistress. Lei Ting discovers her husband is cheating her. Lei Ting is now pregnant for 14 months. Shek Chiao announces to Lei Ting that Kung Ta left for Hong Kong. A baby daughter is born but she has teeth already. This pregnancy was weird indeed. Shek Chiao proposes to be the father but Lei Ting refuses as she has still hope that Kung Ta will come back. Luechai Natnat tries to abuse Ting Lei. He follows a lady (วันทนา บุญบันเทิง) in the garden, who ends up to be a vampire. Lak Apichat as policeman enquiries on the murder. The gouvernante tries to get favour from Ting Lei but luckily Shek Chiao arrives on time. The little girl can transform herself into a beautiful young woman and the governante is also killed. Later on, the vampire tries to get rid of Shek Chiao and policeman Lak Apichat. Shek Chiao’s life is spared as the vampire is afraid of Buddhist amulet. Kung Ta is just back and chases the police when they claim his daughter is a vampire. Kung Ta finally realises his daughter is really a vampire. Police brings Buddhist monks to the cave to exorcise the evil. Finally both Kung Ta and the daughter die in the cave crushed by a big statue.

ไอ้เหล็กไหล
ไอ้เหล็กไหล

Year: 1975

Thai title: ไอ้เหล็กไหล
English title: The Iron Man

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naiyana Shewanan

Sa Ai (Sombat Methanee) buys gemstone from people working in mines. Two groups, lead by Sa Ai and Ko Sai, are fighting each other for gemstone control. They buy then sell those gems. Sa Ai rescues and shelters young lady Supranee (Naiyana Shewanan), whose parents have been killed by Ko Sai's tough men. Another lady called Soi (Aranya Namwong) also loves Sa Ai. Sa Ai meets a young man called Chae (Krung Srivilai) and they decide to work together. But Chae is working for the other group lead by Ko Sai. Sa Ai escapes to two murder attempts but his father is killed. Sa Ai wants to sell gems for 500 000 baht to Chae. Ko Sai wishes to get those gems. Chae seems to play on both sides. Supranee and Sa Ai are injured during a trap prepared by Ko Sai. Supranee and Soi love Sa Ai but Soi sacrifices her-self as Supranee has already lost everything in her life. Violent gun fights erupt between both groups. Ko Sai uses his own sister to put a bomb inside Sa Ai's car but Chae warns him just in time after a swift car race. Chae shows interest into Soi. Ko Sai kinadps Soi and Supranee to attract Chae and Sa Ai in a trap. A heavy gun fight happens but Chae with a police team is joining to help. Bad guys are all killed or captured. Chae, who is in fact a policeman, kills the headman without proper justice. Extrajudicial killings have always been an issue in Thailand. The last notorious killings happen during the 2003 anti-drug effort. This movie features many Kung fu fightings in 1970s comfortable (สบายมาก) Thai style. This old movie has an image very damaged. In the past the camera original and any additional exhibition prints were circulated to cinemas around the country or projected from the backs of trucks on to sheets hung between trees at fairgrounds. There is no original soundtrack but a 1970s James Bond soundtrack is used! Slogan "See you later" (พบกันใหม่) is shown instead of "The end" (สวัสดี) to encourage fans to see their favourite stars in the next movie. More than one hundred movies were produced per year in Thailand in 1970s.

ตะบันไฟตะไลเพลิ
ตะบันไฟตะไลเพลิ

Year: 1975

Thai title: ตะบันไฟตะไลเพลิ
English title: Tabun Fai Talai Plerng

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phaophan Phongnathee,Kom Akadej,Boo Wibunnan,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Metta Roongrat

A Chinese businessman (ผู้จัดการ) (Boo Wibunnan) needs to give protection fee to the mafia. Ratee (Pissamai Wilaisak) is secretary (เลขา) of doctor Kiet, owner of the club. She is also helping on finance management. Ratee has skillset in karate so she can give a tough lesson to ruffians believing she is a partner. Police has some undercover agents near the club to spy the mafia. A mafia member prefers to eat poison than being caught by the police. It looks like an organisation bigger than a standard local Thai mafia is involved. Doctor Kiet is killed by a bomb in his car. A motorbike driven by citizen Yang follows the ruffians but is finally overwhelmed by other motorbikers sent by ruffians. He succeeds to flee and take refuge in a home where lives a beautiful and not shy lady. She is part of the mafia group but is fond of Yang so she doesn't drug him. She dies while protecting him. Yang, chased by police and ruffians (ผู้ร้าย) decides to take a break at his blind mum's house. Per his promise to his mum, Yang refuses to be involved (ไม่รวมมือ) anymore. Yan is finally kidnapped, beaten and left for dead by the ruffians. Ratee, passing by with her car, helps him. Yang is in reality an undercover agent and is now wishing to take his revenge against the ruffians. Yan is surnamed Tabai Fai (ตะบันไฟ). The ruffians are leading an international ring involved in fake money and drug trafficking. Police Chief officer (played by veteran actor and famous action director Kom Akadej) asks Yan to join the ruffians (วงการ) in order to neutralize them from inside and so to help Thailand, his country. Yan gains the ruffians' confidence as they all escape from jail. Thanks to an hidden microphone, a bank robbery is foiled. But the organisation is now aware that there is a traitor among its members. The boss girlfriend (Metta Roongrat) is also suspected. Yan puts a hidden micro in another ruffian pocket so that he cannot be accused. Finally the organisation discovers Ratee and Yan are working on same side against them. Ratee is taken as hostage. The ruffians also kill Yan's mother as retrieval. Yan and the policemen storm their secret base and traitors to Thailand are all punished. The movie ตะบันไฟตะไลเพลิง was released in year 1975. It has a damaged but still colorful picture. it is a typical cold war movie from 1960s / 1970s reminding James Bond style movies. The main actor is Phaophan Phongnathee and is quite unknown as he played only in a few movies during 1970s decade. Fights with Yan reminds Tony Ja’s Muay Thai style fighting 30 years before while using slow pace filming on key movements.

ข้ามาจากแม่น้ำแคว
ข้ามาจากแม่น้ำแคว

Year: 1975

Thai title: ข้ามาจากแม่น้ำแคว
English title: Tiger from River Kwai

Rating: 3/5
Director: Franco Lattanzi

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,George Eastman
Main actress:

Tiger from River Kwai (ข้ามาจากแม่น้ำแคว) is a Tom Yam Spaghetti western. Alone and getting out of a Buddhist temple in Thailand to get ashes, Krung heads to America to give them to the dead relatives. He also carries gems. Some ruffians, aware of this, are looking for the Thai man to rob him. A Chinese Hong Kong man, expert in small blades, is also around. Being mistaken as Thai, he finally helps Krung. Ruffians finally get defeated by Krung and the Chinese man. But Krung is injured. The ruffians, led by Jack, kill a family to know where the Thai man is. A beautiful lady offers refuge to Krung. Meanwhile the ruffians storm the city to know where the Thai man is hiding but the sheriff is protecting his city. While giving the ashes to the family (Mary and her mum), Krung falls in a trap but succeeds to escape. He gets shot and injured again. He gets help from the Chinese man. The ruffians kidnap Mila to exchange her with the Thai man. Krung accepts but refuses to disclose to the ruffians where the jewels are as they belong to Buddha. As often in 1970s Thai action movies, famous fighting kicks from Krung Srivilai are featured. They escape. The treasure is fact an elephant embossed with jewels. The ruffians kidnap some women and children to force an exchange with the elephant. One of the sheriff auxiliary is a traitor and helps to release imprisoned ruffians while killing the sheriff. They flee to the Mexican border. Mary and her mum are kept as hostages. Finally Krung defeat the ruffians with the help of the Chinese man, gets back the jewel elephant and offers it to Mary before leaving back to Thailand. The movie features a great 1970s soundtrack as usual in spaghetti movies. It is a "East meets West" western with a Thai actor, a Hong Kong actor and an American actor. Original Italian name is "La Tigre Venuta Dal Fiume Kwai".

ถนนนี้ชั่ว
ถนนนี้ชั่ว

Year: 1975

Thai title: ถนนนี้ชั่ว
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Lor Tok
Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong,Tanyarat Lohanan,Malee Wetpraseri,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit

ถนนนี้ชั่ว is a thai movie released in year 1975. It is a social drama movie. Only 1h31mn is left so unfortunately not the movie full length. This movie was never released officially on VHS, DVD or VCD. Young kids face bad example (ถนนแห่งความชั่ว) shown by their parents featuring a drunkard father and absent mother. The children are the one to suffer the consequences (ผู้รับกรรม). Finally the mother quits the whole family. The grandmother (Malee Wetpraseri) then educates all the children, Oon (Tasawan Saneewong), Oi (Tanyarat Lohanan) and Inn. Oon has promised to buy a watch to Oi but the grandmother refuses as her salary of 800 baht for the whole family is already small. The neighbour (Lor Tok) likes Oi very much and keeps peeping. The three daughters finally find back their mother. The mother is now rich (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit). Oi wishes to open a beauty saloon but needs to study first. The mother is married to a pimp called Banchup. The mother uses her own daughter to achieve her goals. She sends her daughter to a hotel room, where Ratapong (Sombat Methanee) is waiting (บังคับให้มา?). Purity is lost. As Oi wishes to wear beautiful clothes, have jewels, be rich so she accepts (ด้วยความเต็มใจ). It is her first time. She has to eat pills (ยาคุม) secretly. Ratapong wishes to meet her again (เด็กดี). Sawin, an older rich man, is also fond of her (ติดใจ). The mother and her new husband want Oi to go with Sawin again but she is reluctant. Arguments happen between Oi’s mother (แม่ดอกทอง) and Oi’s grandmother. High society (สังคมผู้ดี) takes advantage of poor people. Finally her mum convinces her to meet Sawin for his birthday. Oon is upset with her mum (ไม่เสียหายอะไร). The mother has modern conception of life and society (พ่อไม่เคยขายลูก). Oon asks to meet Ratapong as he was the first one to go with Oi. She finally starts to work in his company. Inn leaves home. Noi is pregnant with the grandfather. Wishing to rescue her sister, Oon is finally kidnapped with Oi. To avoid Banchup hurting Oon, Oi accepts to go again to Cha Am to meet Sawin. Oon finally succeeds to escape and warns Ratapong. Ratapong storms Sawin's home. Fightings happen with Banchup and his thugs. Oon shots Banchup to protect Ratapong and Sawin to revenge her sister Oi. Oon ends up in jail. Ratapong promises to Oon to marry Oi. The mother is devastated (แม่เสียใจ) and the only thing she can do is to give love (ต้องการความรัก) to her remaining children. Things she hasn’t done before. This movie is a strong critic over old rich men that can afford young poor ladies in hotels.

ข้าวนอกนา
ข้าวนอกนา

Year: 1975

Thai title: ข้าวนอกนา
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Piak Poster

Main actor: Uten Boonyong,Adul Dulyarat,Suriya Chinaphan
Main actress: Sulaleewan Suwanthat,Marasri Bangchang,Khomapat Attaya,Namgneun Boonnak

Thai movie Khao Nok Na (ข้าวนอกนา) was released in year 1975 and directed by Piak Poster. It lasts 1h38mn. An aunt (Sulaleewan Suwanthat) is raising two children, the elder called Deuan is 5 years old and the youngest is called Dam (หีดำ). Both fathers are different. Dam's father is a black man so she is called Dam (ดำ – black) as a reference to her skin color. The children were temporarily given to the aunt by the mother. Unable to raise them, the aunt wishes to sell them to a rich lady. The rich lady (Marasri Bangchang) doesn't want Dam (ไม่ชอบเด็กดำๆ) and buys only Deuan for 3000 baht. She is renamed as Deuan Krai Saen (บุบผารัตน์ ญาณประสิทธิกุล). Father is veteran actor Adul Dulyarat. Finally Dam (ช่อเพชร ชัยเนตร) is sold to a family to become a helper (คนใช้งาน) and to be the puppet of the daughter. Veteran actress Khomapat Attaya is part of the other helpers. Dam is always stubborn (ดือ) as people dislike her skin color. Phi Pan (Suriya Chinaphan) is the son of a taxi driver, who always supported Dam but died earlier in a car accident. The house is becoming a mess with the daughter being pregnant with one male driver and the son spending like crazy on music instruments to build a band. The real mother is back and is asking for her two daughters. The aunt gives the address but the rich lady (คุณผู้หญิง) refuses to let Deuan go. The real mother, always seen smoking, goes to the police to get her rights respected. She finds first Dam. Adul refuses to give back Deuan and proposes 50 000 baht. She accepts and has to sign a contract. Having the money, she also rejects Dam and asks her to go back to her home. Disappointed by her own mother, Dam is looking for a job. She becomes a singer in a nightclub and sings her difficulties as being black in Thailand. Meanwhile the rich family watches Deuan playing in a ballet representation. Dam finds Phi Pan in the street and brings him to her home. They become lover as Dam believes he would be a caring man like his father but Pan is a lazy boy taking profit of girls' money. Pan is using Dam's money to entertain another lady. Adul finds that Deuan goes back home late and is wearing a ring given by a young boy Pop (เลือดแม่ของแค่มันแรง) (Uten Boonyong). Dam is finally dumped by Pan so indulges in alcohol and becomes a short time prostitute. She is surnamed as ลิง (monkey) or สกปรก (dirty) and being rejected by Thai society (equally by rich and poor Thai people). Dam meets people having problems also and starts indulging in drugs to forget daily problems. Pop tries to bring Deuan to a short time motel but finally changes his mind as she keeps crying and mentioning her father's pressure. Dam meets finally Deuan. Deuan is in paradise (สวรรค์) and Dam is in hell (นรก). Finally Deuan ends up with Dam indulging drugs as her paradise is also a hell being the daughter of an easy lady. Police captures the whole group. Deuan's parents bail her, forgive her mistakes and accept her relationship with Pop. A US black man bails Dam from jail and brings her to USA with him. The movie highlights racism in Thailand. Following Vietnam war, many similar cases of children born from Thai prostitutes and black US soldiers did happen in Thailand. A TV serie on the same story was released in year 2013. Khao Nok Na (ข้าวนอกนา) is an interesting title. Normally rice is white so Dam is the rice “outside” the field, i.e. being black and different from the majority of Thai people. The movie got 4 awards (รางวัลตุ๊กตาทอง), i.e. best actress, best song, best story, best supportive role.

การต่อสู้ของกรรมกรหญิงโรงงานฮาร่า
การต่อสู้ของกรรมกรหญิงโรงงานฮาร่า

Year: 1975

Thai title: การต่อสู้ของกรรมกรหญิงโรงงานฮาร่า
English title: The Factory Workers of Hara

Rating: 5/5
Director: Jon Ungpakorn

Main actor:
Main actress:

This documentary is about the struggle of Hara workers factory. Hara was a factory producing jeans at low price and selling them at high price. Jeans were advertised as being imported from abroad to justify high selling price but they were produced in Thailand! The owner was a Taiwanese citizen and he had factories in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Workers only got 25 baht a day (minimum imposed by working laws) but the factory deducted rice meals cost (1.5 baht per meal). Most of the 200 workers were coming from various Thai provinces and were women. Even some teens about 14~15 years old were working. The factory offered no social benefits (สวัสดิการ), no water, no medicine box and only one toilet for 200 people. Most of the workers chose to be paid by piece manufactured in order to be able to get 150~200 baht a month thanks to overtime. Salary was often paid late or delayed. A dormitory was provided but it looked like a shack. Fed up by their working conditions, workers entered a strike in October 1975. As negotiations failed, workers were beaten once but continued to occupy the factory. The local police didn't help as they received bribe money from the employer. The workers finally sold some 20 baht shares to the public to be able to relaunch the factory and to sell cheap clothes (60~70 baht instead of 200~400 baht) to the public. It was called the United Labourers Factory (กรรมกรหญิงโรงงานฮาร่า). The “The Factory Workers of Hara” movie is a 55mn documentary about a struggle over control of a garment factory in Nakhon Pathom. The film consists of interviews with workers directly involved with the conflict. Finally women workers at Hara Jeans occupied their factory and ran it as a cooperative until it was destroyed by the police and workers put to jail. The documentary ends up on the legal fighting between the workers and their employer, who refused to hire them back despite agreement with labour department. This was illegal. If they lost, workers should go to jail. If the employer lost, he would have to pay a fine as wealthy people cannot go to jail according to the workers accused to be communists. This documentary, done by cinematographer Jon Ungpakorn, is part of the first 25 films heritage list announced in 2011. This movie was selected on October 4 2011, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day. การต่อสู้ของกรรมกรหญิงโรงงานฮาร่า remains a major political film with a strong leftist view. John Ungpakorn is now a senator and AIDS activist. This movie was shown around factories and encouraged labor workers to stand up and fight against injustice.

สตรีที่โลกลืม
สตรีที่โลกลืม

Year: 1975

Thai title: สตรีที่โลกลืม
English title: Dark Lady

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chutima Suwannarat

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong,Metta Roongrat

Thai movie สตรีที่โลกลืม was released in year 1975. It only lasts 1h10mn. Some parts are missing. The DVD is made from an earlier TV recording. Thaew (Metta Roongrat) is a bus money receiver (กระเป๋ารถเมล์) but she dislikes her job. Wone (Tasawan Saneewong)'s father is killed by a hitman (พ่อถูกยิง). Her boyfriend is Athit (Sombat Methanee). Athit is learning English. Athit sells some family land. He gets cash money from a lawyer (veteran actor). While going back home with his grandmother, they are aggressed by ruffians, who steal the money. The grandmother is killed. Athit chases the ruffians and finds that the mastermind is the lawyer himself. He chases him until a bank but has to back away as the police is coming. Meanwhile while going back home, Wone finds her mother in bed with a man called Prajak (น่าสงสารวิญญาณของพ่อ). He is the one who shot the father. Won dislikes him and he tries to abuse her. Wone complains to Athit but this one is focusing on taking revenge on the lawyer. Athit doesn't want to become a bad guy but life forces him (ไม่ได้ตั้งใจทำผิด มันมาหาผมเอง). Athit teaches a lesson to Prajak and injures him. Wone is chased by her mother from the house. Wone looks for Thaew but it seems she is now a prostitute (เป็นกะหรี่) as it earns more money. There is a visit to a rogue doctor as Wone needs to abort. Later on, the doctor wishes to meet again Wone but she refuses. He tries to blackmail her at her school with a picture taken during the abortion. Thaew promises to help her. He is finally arrested by the police as abortion is illegal act. Being rich, the doctor is released and warns Wone that he will take revenge. Wone is expelled from school as they receive the bad picture. Athit robs a shop. Wone realises than doing good is not always perceived positively by people (คนดี คนเลว). Athit promises to Wone to stop. Athit kills the men involved in his grandmother's death one by one including the lawyer. Athit's men continue to steal. Wone helps a child hit by a car and brings him to the hospital. Police wished to thank her. They knock at her home and finds Athit, who is arrested. Doing good has caused her demise. Movie director is ชุติมา สุวรรณรัต. Two other actors are เสริมพันธ์ สุทธิเนตร, อัศวิน รัตนประชา.

แด่คุณครูด้วยคมแฝก
แด่คุณครูด้วยคมแฝก

Year: 1975

Thai title: แด่คุณครูด้วยคมแฝก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Nard Poowanai,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Donnapha Sophee

Thai movie แด่คุณครูด้วยคมแฝก was released in year 1975. The last reel lasting 24mn is left to be seen. A VHS was also released many years ago. Two teachers are killed as they refuse to mingle with the local leader. Chai (Nard Poowanai) is nominated as new school headmaster (ครูใหญ่คนใหม่) for village Krok. Teacher Tawon is played by Sayan Chantaraviboon. Ruffians are always looking for trouble (ขอเรื่อง). Old teacher Piek is often drunk as unable to oppose to the ruffians. The ruling here is done through guns (กฎหมายที่นี่คือปืน). Chai meets Duang Kaew (Aranya Namwong), daughter of the ruffians’ leader called Krot. Duang Kaew doesn't want to help anybody else despite Chai asking her to bring usefulness to society and nation. Teacher Yim is played by Nirut Sirijanya. The father Krot refuses to help to build a new school. Chai wishes to teach children as the villagers’ knowledge need to increase. No future without knowledge. Teachers are keys in the development of children (ครูคือแม่ที่สอง) in remote villages as parents are busy in rice fields. Young teacher lady Raem (Donnapha Sophee) goes with Yim as Chai refuses her advances. Ruffians kidnap teacher Raem and rape her. Disgusted, Duang Kaew humiliates the rapists, blames her father (สังสอนพ่อ) and joins villagers' side (ลูกอกันตันยุ) to fight injustice. Krot’s son uses violence to build popularity (สร้างบารมี) for his father. Old teacher Piek goes for duel with ruffians but he is shot by them. Angry by this death, rebellion happens led by teacher Chai. The father and his men surround the village. Duang Kaew is on the villagers’ side. Pushed by his daughter, the father wishes to change and condemn the rapists but his son Kampaeng is not willing. Shooting happens as Kampeng wants to kill teacher Chai. Following confusion and houses burning, Kampaeng is also shot and dies. The father asks to stop the killings and promises to change. He asks teacher Chai to stay and commits 300 000 baht to build a new school. The teacher offers him a book about karma.

คุณครูคนใหม่
คุณครูคนใหม่

Year: 1975

Thai title: คุณครูคนใหม่
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Nirut Sirijanya,Pinyo Parnnui
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Naiyana Shewanan

Teacher (ครู) Rabiep (Pissamai Wilaisak) leaves Nakhon Sawan school as she needs to bring her mother for treatment in a modern Bangkok hospital. Her sister is Mon (Naiyana Shewanan). Another school headmaster, following a recommendation from his Nakhon Swan friend, asks her to join his school and teach a boys class (นักเรียนอะไรไม่มีมารยาท). Santhi comes to school but doesn't enter class so gets scolded by teacher Rabiep. Rabiep is torn between her concern towards her sick mother and her teacher duty (หน้าที่). She takes deep concern in her pupils future and wants all of them to pass exams (พ่อแม่ที่สองของนักเรียน). Rabiep is still single. As a young teen Thong (Pinyo Parnnui) is chased away from Santhi's home, Rabiep accepts to shelter him. Santhi comes back to Thong to ask him to join his ruffians group but he refuses so gets severely beaten. Per teacher Rabiep's code, Santhi is canned six times as he refuses to apologize to Thong. Khun Sathan, Santhi's father, comes to complain to the school. He has funded the school (นายทุน). 18 years ago Sathan (Sombat Methanee) and Rabiep had a love story but finally Sathan married another lady. Sathan believes Rabiep takes revenge over him through his son and asks the school headmaster to fire Rabiep. The headmaster is in a difficult situation as he is indebted to Sathan. Meanwhile Mon goes to complain to Sathan's but only meets doctor Nophol (Nirut Sirijanya). Santhi is arrested by the police following fighting in a bordel. Teacher Rabiep makes him leave the jail and Sathan understands Rabiep's kindness towards her Pupils. Per doctor Nophol's request, Mon, university student in her last year to become teacher, accepts to give private lessons to Santhi. As he tries to abuse Mon, he gets slapped by his father and flees from home. Following his wife's death, Sathan didn't educate him in a right way (ตามใจ). Due to lack of money and difficult life in slum house, Santhi finally accepts to go back to school but tries to tarnish Rabiep's name (ทำให้เสียชื่อ) as he is aware of the love story 18 years ago. As Sathan chases away his son, he ends in a coffee shop where he is beaten by thugs. Teacher Rabiep recovers him from the police and offers him a new chance by giving him a shelter in her home (รักครูเหมือนแม่). Santhi becomes a good guy helping on chores and is studying well. He accepted in the army. Sathan forgives to his son and starts a new romance with teacher Rabiep. All bad pupils have become good guys and give their respect to teacher Rabiep (วันไหว้ครู). The movie highlights teacher dedication and their importance in their duty to transform children into good adults. It is the first movie for veteran actor Pinyo Parnnui.

อาถรรพณ์สวาท
อาถรรพณ์สวาท

Year: 1974

Thai title: อาถรรพณ์สวาท
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Manop Aussawathep,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Chosri Misommon,Marasri Bangchang,Duangnapa Autthapornphisan

Thai movie อาถรรพณ์สวาท was released in year 1974. This หนังชีวิตรัก movie is lost in Thailand but 59 minutes are left to be seen. Other actors are Duangnapa Autthapornphisan (ดวงนภา อรรถพรพิศาล), จิระศักดิ์, จรัสศรี, ขุนแผน. Movie director is Phan Kam. Nok (Pawana Chanajit) needs to leave for Bangkok. Her friends, including Tao and Kung (Sayan Chantaraviboon), are already missing her. They are close friends (ลูกทะเล). Nok’s mum (Marasri Bangchang) sends her in Bangkok to finish her studies. She shall stay in her mother's best friend home. In Bangkok, Nok meets Kata (Yodchai Meksuwan). Chosri Misommon is playing a domestic helper. Kata doesn’t welcome Nok as she reminds him a former love that failed and so bad souvenirs. Boo is debtor recover. Walin (Manop Aussawathep), close friend with Kata, likes Nok also. Nok and Yodchai play jealousy games towards each other. Due to debts, Yodchai’s mother succeeds to marry Nok and Kata but there is no real love between them. Kata is ashamed as people shall gossip if it is a wedding due to money arrangement. In reality, Nok’s mother doesn’t have money anymore also! As his mother warns him on his family name status (ตระกูล) if Nok has any bad behavior, Kata starts to enquiry about all activities of Nok. As Nok’s mother is bankrupted, Kata’s mother is upset to have organised this wedding and tries to find Nok in compromising situation to have an excuse to cancel the wedding. Nok learns that her mother is ruined and gets sick. While Kata is on business trip and Kata’s mother refuses to call a doctor, Kung brings Nok out of this heartless home. Kata’s mother puts the blame on Nok but Kata is fully aware of his mother’s tricks and decides to get Nok back. Finally Kata accepts to give back her freedom to Nok. Going back, he has a car accident. On the hospital bed, Nok declares her love to Kata. The movie ends happily.

เจ้าสาวแสนกล
เจ้าสาวแสนกล

Year: 1974

Thai title: เจ้าสาวแสนกล
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Preuhat Boonlong,Lor Tok,Thep Thienchai
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Sasima Singsiri,Metta Roongrat

Thai movie เจ้าสาวแสนกล was released in year 1974. It lasts 1h53mn. Rataya (Pawana Chanajit) is fleeing her father to avoid a forced marriage (หนีแต่งงาน). Her father (Preuhat Boonlong) promised to marry to an older man called Yiu (Lor Tok). As the father has debts with Yiu, he has no choice. Ran (Sombat Methanee) is fed up being a company owner. He wishes to have a break and asks Varun (Sayan Chantaraviboon) to replace him for a while. Many people believe Rataya drown in the river while fleeing her father but Ran saw her swimming away. An old lady aggressed by thugs (ลูกอัปรีย์) mistakes her as a ghost (ผี). Rataya takes refuge in a friend's home called Too (Sasima Singsiri). Ran wants to be a staff (ลูกช้าง) for a while instead of being a boss. Comic actor Thep Thienchai is even having a small role. Interested by Rataya, Ran succeeds to be hired by Yiu as domestic helper under the name of Yim. Rataya makes Yiu believe that she is a ghost now (ผีหลอก). Yim is fully aware but doesn't disclose the secret. Too asks Yui to cancel the debts with Rataya's father in order to avoid the ghost harassing him but he prefers to do good deeds (ทำบุญ). Rataya disguised as a ghost tries to get the document (โฉนดที่ดิน) but it ends badly as Yiu's daughter called Nut shoots at her. Unfortunately she is not injured but Yiu is now aware of the trick. On the way to get back his wife (รับไม่ได้), Yiu is attacked by two masked robbers being Too and Rataya. Yui gives Rataya an ultimatum of 10 days. Yim has a plan to replace Rataya by another lady called Prai (Metta Roongrat). Finally Yui announces he is not able to perform husband duty! Yim gives him a special medicine but it is finally a laxative medicine (มีปืนก็ไม่มีลูก, ยิงเท่าไรก็ไม่ดัง). Rataya starts to suspect that Yim is more than a domestic helper as he can speak English. Yiu gives back the property title and the debt reconnaissance is burnt. Aware that Yim’s real name is Ran, Nut, daughter of Yui, is suddenly interested in Yim. Seeing Yim arguing with Nut, Rataya flees away. Movie ends happily, i.e. Ran with Rataya and Yiu with Prim. A TV serie based on the same story was released in year 1992.

ประทีป อธิษฐาน
ประทีป อธิษฐาน

Year: 1974

Thai title: ประทีป อธิษฐาน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Uten Boonyong,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Suriya Chinaphan,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Chosri Misommon,Somjit Sapsamruey,Runglawan Sripatimakul

Thai movie ประทีป อธิษฐาน was released in year 1974. It lasts 1h57mn. It was shown on Thai TV cable. Pan (Pawana Chanajit) and Kalan (Uten Boonyong) meet during Loi Krathong. Kalan announces to her that he is her future boss as Hotel manager! Chosri Misommon is Pan's aunt. She always asks for money as she keeps gambling. Pan's mother had a lover as her husband didn't take care of her and her daughter. Upset, the husband wished to bring her to her lover for clarification but a car accident happened on the way and both died. So Pan stayed with her aunt. Sek (Suriya Chinaphan) loves Pan and always does courtship her as a gentleman. Kalan's mother is played by Somjit Sapsamruey. Somjit introduced Da (Runglawan Sripatimakul) to Kalan and wishes for a wedding. The mother believes Pan cannot be trust as cashier as her aunt Chosri is a big spender (การพนัน). Aunt Chosri ends up in jail. While nobody wants to be the guarantor, Kalan offers the money to bail her out. Pan is promoted to manager assistant (ผู้ช่วยผู้จัดการ). Karun (Sayan Chantaraviboon), the second son, is back from overseas but he has heart disease. He likes Pan also. An American tourist is always trying to seduce her also. So four men have hopes on her. Finally she marries Karun. The aunt gets a big amount of money (ใช้หนี้). She knows she doesn't love him. Karun is unable to perform husband duties per a congenital disease. Kalan was former lover of Pan's mother but Kalan confirms it was a platonic love. Smoking scenes and love scenes are blurred. Pushed back by Kalan, Da goes with Lak Apichat to Hua Hin. They become lovers. Karun, being over jealous on Pan, ends up at hospital. Kalan decides to marry with Da to avoid any more jealousy crisis. Unfortunately fightings happen at Kalan's wedding as Karun sees Pan talking to Sek. Pan flees. Kalan announces to Da that he cannot love her as he knows she is pregnant with somebody else (Lak). Kalan finally finds back Pan. Meanwhile Karun is getting crazy and even shoots two people at night believing it was Kalan and Pan. Being a bad girl, Da quits Kalan. Finally Kalan and Pan can have happiness. This is a romantic drama from 1970s with much more realistic story compared to 1960s decade movies.

ก้องตะวัน
ก้องตะวัน

Year: 1974

Thai title: ก้องตะวัน
English title: THE SOUND OF SUN

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan,Manop Aussawathep,Pipop Pupinyo,Thep Thienchai
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Khomapat Attaya

Thai movie ก้องตะวัน / THE SOUND OF SUN was released in year 1974 and lasts 1h56mn. This movie was never released in Thailand under VHS, VCD or DVD. Kiet (Yodchai Meksuwan) and Daojai (Pawana Chanajit) are stuck in the countryside as their car engine is broken. Thep Thienchai is playing Kiet's domestic helper called Ouam. The sun reverberation is particularly strong in this countryside area. They are married for 7 days. It is not a reciprocal love. Wanna, doctor's wife, is often out with Daojai. The doctor is always obedient to his wife. Kiet is sick while Daojai is away. To create interest from Daojai into Kiet, the doctor lies about a critical disease if she doesn't care more about her husband. Everything is back to normal and they do have a daughter called Sanit. One day, an old friend of Kiet, called Dom, asks him for help. The friend invites him to discuss in a bar and a lady, called Lomrak (Khomapat Attaya), pushes him to drink a lot. He finally sleeps there being drunk. Life goes back to normal but Lomrak keeps calling Kiet (หลงรัก). Kiet keeps going back home late (เมียน้อย) so Daojai is very worried. Very drunk, Lom brings back Kiet at home and meets Daojai (แม่บ้าน). Kiet wishes to use the marital room with Lomrak. Kiet slaps Ouam blaming him. Daojai, Sanit and Ouam quit the house on the same night. They take refuge in a relative's home, who is often drunk. At nighttime, Choei tries to abuse (ปล้ำ) Daojai. Kiet keeps drinking heavily (ทำผิด). Kiet has to sell his car to pay debts. He is fired from his company as 400 000 baht have disappeared from the banking accounts. Kiet is broke (หมดตัว). Kiet discovers that Lomrak is Dom's wife and that they stole his money. Dom's ruffians including Pipop Pupinyo teach him a lesson. The ruffians leave him for dead. Daojai meets อา Montri (Manop Aussawathep). Kiet starts a new life by being a car driver. Daojai and Montree see him on the road side. Daojai misses Kiet but she doesn't want to be weak in front of him so she rejects his apologies and even prevents her daughter to meet Kiet. She mentions that Montri is her new husband. Kiet and Montri have a man-to-man explanation but Dom appears and tries to shoot Kiet. To avoid any issues with Thai justice, Dom has to get rid of Kiet as he is aware of his illegal activities. Dom runs his jeep over Kiet’s leg. Due to extreme sun reverberation in this countryside area, Dom loses control of his jeep and crashes into a tree killing Lomrak. A mysterious local doctor takes care of Kiet and he can recover within seven days. Kiet, Daojai and their daughter are back together.

หัวใจ 100 ห้อง
หัวใจ 100 ห้อง

Year: 1974

Thai title: หัวใจ 100 ห้อง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Piyamas Monayakol,Runglawan Sripatimakul

Thai movie หัวใจ 100 ห้อง was released in year 1974. It is a lost movie in Thailand but a sequence of 1h11mn remains to be seen. Klom (Krung Srivilai) (คุณผู้ชาย) comes back home late and is drunk. Klom asks Bang, domestic helper, to bring Khun Klang (Piyamas Monayakol). Klom is very upset. Tam Niem (Phairoj Jaising) is visiting Oon (Aranya Namwong), modern woman smoking and drinking beer. Such characters were not present in 1960s Thai movies. Such characteristics were only for the bad girls but not for the main actress. As soon as Oon left the room, Tam Niem calls another woman called Pan to propose a meeting at 1PM. Krung, married man, calls also Pan for a meeting at 1PM (ดวงใจคนสวย). A third man then calls her. Pan has many boyfriends (ความรักหรือความอยาก). Pan is a modern lady also smoking. Krung gives her 1000 Baht. The third man leaves when she is sleeping and steals the 1000 Baht. Oon calls Klang and argues with her as she believes Klang wishes to steal Klom from her. Klang is still a university student. Klom likes to go to bars and is always flirting (เจ้าชู้). He is also interested in Klang. Klom and Oon had a baby. Klom complains that Oon quit him and so doesn’t allow her to come back. An older woman called Mayura, boss of a hotel, hires her lover Tam Niem as manager. Tam Niem is more interested in her daughter (Runglawan Sripatimakul) but he still keeps visiting Oon. Oon complains that Tam Niem visits her only for lust (อารมณ์ใคร่). Tam Niem brings Oon out and they meet Klom. Despite they are separated, there is jealousy to see each other with another partner. Tam Niem also likes Klang. He wishes to marry her as she represents the purity but maybe Klang has to marry Klom due to gratitude (บุญคุณ). Klom still pays for her studies despite he is separated from Oon. Tam Niem has finally a love story with Mayura’s daughter, who wishes to marry him. Tam Niem is not in hurry. Oon is now pregnant and Tam Niem is considered to be the father. Klang is very upset with him. Tam Niem promises to marry Oon. Meanwhile Klom, aware that Tam Niem also plans to marry Mayura’s daughter, calls Mayura to warn them that Tam Niem is already married with Oon. Tam Niem admits that he loves only Klang so Oon wishes to suicide. Mayura needs to revenge her daughter (เสียตัว). As Oon is about to use a gun to kill herself, Mayura shots Tam Niem three times. Oon falls from the stairs seeing Tam Niem dead. The remaining sequence ends with Oon recovering on a bed with Klang and other family members around. Using women as handkerchief has caused Tam Niem’s demise.

เจ้าชายห่อหมก
เจ้าชายห่อหมก

Year: 1974

Thai title: เจ้าชายห่อหมก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Wandee Sritrang,Khomapat Attaya,Jomchai Jarintorn,Viphavadi Triyakul,Chosri Misommon,Malee Wetpraseri,Metta Roongrat

Thai movie เจ้าชายห่อหมก (Curried fish prince) was released in year 1973. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 34 minutes remains to be seen. Chosri Misommon is playing a domestic helper. Mom Pa is waiting for her lost son, Kinarin , who has gone to study abroad but doesn’t send any news. She is getting severely sick. The father (Thuam Thoranong) and Metta Roongrat have idea to find a man with similar face to please Mom Pa. The father remembers to have seen such man (พ่อค่า) in Ayutthaya selling curried fish (ห่อหมก). His name is Cheui (Sombat Methanee). Khomapat Attaya is also playing a market merchant (แม่ค่า). Seeing her son again, Mom Pa recovers. Mom Pa wishes her son to marry Kantima (Wandee Sritrang). Kantima is upset with Cheui as he is playing too well his role and she refuses to sacrifice herself as she is part of those who paid to hire Cheui. She knows he is coming from a low background (คนจร). Real Kinarin (also played by Sombat Methanee) is back but he lost his arm due to airplane accident. Cheui is back home as his seven days contract is over. Kinarin, seeing that his mum is happy and Kantima loving Cheui, decides to go back to England to let others having happiness. The rich family still needs him so they use his mother Malee Wetpraseri to convince him again. Kinarin will go back to England and needs Cheui to replace him. Metta is going to England with Kinarin (ท่านพี่). Finally Cheui and Kantima marry. So in this romantic comedy movie actor, Sombat Methanee is playing two roles.

กังหันสวาท
กังหันสวาท

Year: 1974

Thai title: กังหันสวาท
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Neramit

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sukon Koewliam,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat

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It is the last movie fully completed by Mitr Chaibancha before his death. The movie was shot in 1970 but only released in 1974 as the team was not in the mood to complete the movie after Mitr Chaibancha’s death. The movie features Thai superstars Mitr Chaibancha / Petchara Chaowarat and also Margareth Lin, Hong Kong actress. Lit (Mitr Chaibancha) is Lin’s boyfriend (แฟน). He is coming from a well-off family (ลูกผู้ดี) but Lin is coming from a poor family (คนจน). Lin's mother is worried as she doesn’t see any future to this relationship. Her friend Tiu also tells her this love is impossible. Lit's parents introduces Duangporn, a young lady from Hong Kong, to him. They often played together during their childhood. She is perfect (สวย, เรียบร้อย, มีความรู้). Lin is informed by Tiu, who saw Lit and Duangporn together but Lit loves Lin so he is not willing to marry Duangporn despite his parents’ pressure. Duangporn is aware of Lit's hidden love. At evening time, she makes him drink alcohol so that he has no strength to go out to see Lin (เด็กสมัยนี้ไม่อายหรอก). Lin waited whole night. Lit has to go back to Bangkok without seeing Lin in order to bring Duangporn back home. He simulates a car engine issue so that Duangporn has to go first. He then can see Lin freely. They spend the night together but Lin's mother doesn't trust Lit as she believes Lit only plays with a countryside girl (เด็กบ้านนอก). Lit is too shy to say the truth to his parents and only tells the truth to Duangporn. She is so sad so she tells the truth to Lit’s parents also. Lit's parents pressure Lin's parents to forbid any more meeting (ติดต่อ) together. Duangporn goes back to Hong Kong to finish her studies. But Lin is pregnant. Lit's mother refuses any wedding but Lit's father accepts that Lin can stay in their home. Lin needs to become a high society (ผู้ดี) lady in a short time but it is not an easy task due to the pressure put by Lit’s mother. During a party Lin meets her friend Tiu, working as waiter, so being very happy and causing Lit to lose face. Lit goes during 6 months to Hong Kong with his father to open a company. Lin's mother is very sick. She dies while Lin is giving birth. Lit's mother makes a deal with Lin's father. She gives him 20 000 bath to get the baby and to never see again them again again (ดูถูกคนจน). Lin is hit by a car and sent to hospital. Meanwhile her father spent all the money gambling. Lit comes back to Thailand late and is is not aware of anything. Only Tiu helps Lin at the hospital. Lin's father lies to Lit saying that Lin flees away with Tiu and abandoning her baby. Duangporn tries to comfort Lit who keeps indulging in alcohol to forget Lin. They finally marry. Tiu is having issues with ruffians as he needs to reimburse Lin’s hospital fees to them. Lin needs to sing to earn money to reimburse them. Many nice old songs are sung by Lin. By luck Lin meets an old friend of Lit. The truth is now known and all the evil done by the mother uncovered. Lit’s father arranges to pay back the debt but during a fight with the ruffians, Lin is injured at the head. It takes time for her to recover. Duangporn welcomes her back home. One night, Lin hears Lit and Duangporn discussing. She hears that Duangporn has decided to go back to stay with her father in order that Lin and Lit can have happiness. She leaves their home unwilling to break Duangporn happiness with Lit as she has been so kind to her. She learns that Tiu has been killed by ruffians. Seeing no future to her life she wishes to die. Finally a nun convinces her to enter Buddhist nuns' community to find happiness and inner peace. Despite Duangporn's request she confirms her final decision. Strong compassion and gratitude feelings happen in this movie.

หนองบัวแดง
หนองบัวแดง

Year: 1974

Thai title: หนองบัวแดง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat

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Nam's sister, Phi Luuk Nok, has suddenly and mysteriously died. Phi Luuk Nok had a few months old child. It seems she died of a heart attack (หัวใจไหว). So Nam (Aranya Namwong) decides to go to her sister's house to investigate. The house is located in Nong Bua Daeng (หนองบัวแดง). Her brother in law, Phuatai (Sombat Methanee), is a weird man having half crazy and handicapped domestic helpers (คนบ้าคนใบ้). Nam asks to see her sister's body (โลงศพ). The coffin contains a man body. Rumours said that Phi Luuk Nok was Phuatai's wife in legal name only but she had the baby with somebody else. Nam believes that Phuatai killed her sister. One night Nam becomes Phuatai's wife (ภาระผูกพัน with Phuatai) but there is no love. She starts a small revolution in the house by buying expensive furnitures and a new diamond ring (ซื้อที่จำเป็น). Many secrets are around Phuatai. He often visits a fifty years old lady called Than. Thanks to Saree's advice, Nam discovers a mysterious bungalow located in Baan Rim Dong. A defigurated man (คนหน้าผี) lives inside. His name is Toon and he is Phuatai's elder brother. Nam sister's corpse is inside a cupboard in Toon's bungalow. Toon was Phi Luuk Nok's real husband and he hid the body to avoid cremation. Toon was always crazy about women (บ้าผู้หญิง) and was disfigured by a fire when hiding from a jealous husband. Nam is now pregnant. Phuatai believes that his brother Toon is responsible also of the pregnancy. Heart-broken Nam leaves for Bangkok. Nam's father, Dam, wishes to clean his honor with a gun. When arriving in Nong Bua Daeng, Phuatai has died already. It is only a parody to protect himself but a tragedy then happens. The father kills Saree. He wants everything to be for his daughter Nam. It started 20 years ago. Dam was married with Than. They have a daughter, i.e. Nam. But Dam had a mistress so Than left him. A man called Boriphat took Dam's mistress. Dam then killed Boriphat and then Phi Luuk Nok, who is in fact the daughter of Boriphat and his mistress. Finally Dam is killed by Toon. The heavy secret is now revealed. Nam and Phuatai can now have happiness (เป็นสุขแล้ว).

แสบเข้าไปถึงทรวง
แสบเข้าไปถึงทรวง

Year: 1974

Thai title: แสบเข้าไปถึงทรวง
English title: Vengeance

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Dam Datsakorn,Yodchai Meksuwan,Pipop Pupinyo
Main actress: Lakshmi Pensaengdeuan,Somjit Sapsamruey,Jomchai Jarintorn

This 1974 movie “แสบเข้าไปถึงทรวง” is lost in Thailand but is still available in Malaysia under the title “Dendam Perawan” / “Vengeance” as it features a Thai Malaysian actress (Lakshmi Pensaengdeuan - ลักษมี เพ็ญแสงเดือน). Summary might be a bit inaccurate as the movie is dubbed in Malaysian only. Yodchai (Yodchai Meksuwan) is fiancee together with a young Malaysian lady called Ning. Dam (Dam Datsakorn) sees the jewels offered as gifts. Dam, being the fiancee's sister, decides to rob the jewels and kills the middle age lady to succeed. A little boy sees him but he is thrown across the stairs. The mother has time to write the murderer name with her blood. Ning does her enquiry inside Bangkok low cost hotels to find Dam. She is able to drive fast car, knock out ruffians and throw knife. She finds Dam's house but he is not here. Fighting happens with ruffians but Yodchai comes to help on time. Ning goes to Malaysia to continue the investigation. Her friend is a pilot and loves her secretly. Dam is aware that Ning is looking for him. The pilot finally starts a romance with another Malaysian lady. Dam's ruffians try to stop her. They get beaten one by one! Finally they find Dam's secret home. Following violent fighting, Ning and Yodchai are defeated. Ning is put in Dam's car trunk. The pilot and Yodchai still follow them to prevent Dam escaping by helicopter. Ning defeats herself Dam and refuses to give him any chance opting for self justice. Unfortunately her friend, the pilot, has died during the fighting. This movie is mainly shot in Malaysia. The actress Lakshmi has the main role. Thai veteran actor Yodchai Meksuwan has a second role. The movie features great views of Kuala Lumpur with old buildings and old mosques. The movie features a few famous Malaysian actors, i.e. Noor Azizah, S. Roomai Noor, Karim Siraj.

คมเคียว
คมเคียว

Year: 1974

Thai title: คมเคียว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dam Datsakorn,Lak Apichat,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit

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Thai movie “คมเคียว” image and sound are quite poor and damaged. Phanmitr company issues a warning that they have used the last known copy of the movie to release this VCD (สภาพฟิล์ม 16 ม.ม.สโคป เรื่อง คมเคียว). So movies fans should be happy to watch it before the last copy disappears from our world. This movie was very popular in 1970s. Hang Seuk, a ruffian leader, and his band are terrorizing villagers. Hang Seuk (Dam Datsakorn) wishes to kidnap Kathin to have her becoming his wife. Kwan (Lak Apichat), her fiance, tries to oppose them but to no avail. Kwan is buried except his head. If he survives 7 days then he will be released. A mysterious man coming through a raft helps to release Kwan and promises to help the villagers. Choomporn Theppitak is the village doctor and helps another lady called Chaba to recover after being assaulted by ruffians. The mysterious man names himself “small red mouse” (หนูแดง)! He trains the villagers with weapons. Hang Seuk doesn't touch Kathin but she doesn't dare going back to the village as nobody would believe her so she stays with him. Hang Seuk's sister, Siroon (Pawana Chanajit), promises things will get better. Nai Seua is a ruffian leader controlling a territory near Hang Seuk’s area. Putao is a village leader having a beautiful daughter called Saeng Sao. The mysterious man is recommended as Putao’s nephew and is renamed Kachen. Hang Seuk and Seua are friends but in fact a competition is happening between them. Hang Seuk promised his sister Siroon’s hand to Seua before so he needs to find a way to break the promise. Hang Seuk needs a strong man to get rid of Seua. Putao recommends his mute nephew Kachen. If Kachen defeats Seua then the wedding promise is cancelled. Seua doesn't wait for the fight and sends ruffians to kidnap Siroon. Hopefully Kachen is around but is injured while protecting Siroon. The mysterious man’s real name is Diaw Khom Thong. He realises that Hang Seuk is not that bad. The real bad ruffian is Seua. The village doctor helps Saeng Sao who was bitten by a snake. Kwan has to warm her body as she has a cold fever. Villagers start to rebel such as Kwan. Kachen defeats Seua in one to one fight with knife. Hang Seuk knows that Kachen is not mute as he heard Siroon’s love declaration to him. A fight happens between Kwan and Hang Seuk. Kathin convinces Kwan and Hang Seuk to pacify as Hang Seuk will be father soon. Meanwhile the three ladies get captured by Seua. All gather to fight back Seua and defeat him following strong gun fights. The movie ends happily as Kwan will marry Saeng Sao, Hang Seuk with Kathin and Diaw Khom with two ladies, i.e. Siroon and Chaba! Thai movie “คมเคียว” is a typical movie action from 1970s decade with a hero taking justice into his own hands to protect villagers against ruffians.

ผมไม่อยากเป็นพันโท
ผมไม่อยากเป็นพันโท

Year: 1974

Thai title: ผมไม่อยากเป็นพันโท
English title: I Don't Want To Be a Lieutenant

Rating: 3/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Sasima Singsiri

It deals with the story of Phanto, a member of Thai secret service, who goes to Cambodia to be a spy. He is looking for informations useful for Thai security and has to face many threats especially from the "red communists".

ไอ้เสือตี๋
ไอ้เสือตี๋

Year: 1974

Thai title: ไอ้เสือตี๋
English title: The Chinese Tiger

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Larry Lee,Pan Borapet
Main actress: Louise Lee Si-Kei

Thai Hong Kong ไอ้เสือตี๋ / "The Chinese Tiger" / 唐山猛虎 movie was released in year 1974. It lasts 1h30mn. Chinese citizen manage a company providing goods shipment from Thailand to Hong Kong. An employee is killed. Ruffians take advantage to hide drugs among the cereals. Goods are shipped to Hong Kong. Pan Borapet is hired to kill Limin (Larry Lee) in order to stop investigation but he fails. Limin’s brother as courier is arrested by Hong Kong police as drug was discovered. Mr Choi is behind this. Limin decides to go to Hong Kong to investigate. Young lady Fefei (Louise Lee Si-Kei) is used as drug mule by the gang. Ruffians try to stop Limin but his Kung Fu skills are too good for the ruffians. Limin identifies that drugs exchange is happening in a high class restaurant through Fefei. Limin joins the transporters and assist to a fighting between the big boss and two ruffians trying to take over their business. Limin is the troublemaker from Thailand! Limin defeats the big boss and his brother is released. Fefei has to go to jail. She promises to visit Limin in Thailand when she has purged her sentence. Back to Thailand, Limin has to fight against the ruffians, who hid the drugs inside his company goods.

ชายผ้าเหลือง
ชายผ้าเหลือง

Year: 1974

Thai title: ชายผ้าเหลือง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan
Main actress: Wandee Sritrang,Metta Roongrat,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng

Thong and Boon Yen have two boys, called Phet and Ploy. Phet is the elder. Robbers, lead by Yoi, kill Thong when raiding his house. Twenty years later, following her mother's wish to see him in yellow robes (ชายผ้าเหลือง) as a monk, Phet goes to Bangkok with his uncle to buy materials. Every Thai mother expects his son to become a monk before being married. It bring many Buddhist good deeds to the parents. Meanwhile robbers, lead by Yoi, injure Ploy when raiding the family house. Phet, discovering that Yoi killed his father and injured his brother, shoots him and then becomes an outlaw. Yot, Yoi's son, uses Phet's name to commit more burglaries. Phet's mother convinces Phet to surrender to the district officer. Yot and his robbers team fires at Phet's team and at the district officer so bringing a misunderstanding between Phet and the officer. if nobody can let Phet becomes good, he will then be an outlaw forever. His mother is disappointed by his behavior, saying it was not worth to educate him for becoming an outlaw and that feeding milk to him (ค่าน้ำนม) was a waste. Ploy is preparing to become a monk. Phet finally catches Yot and brings him to the district officer. Phet refuses to stop being an outlaw and grabs a girl to live with him. His mother shoots at him. Before dying, Phet and his mother confirm their filial love and Phet can grab Ploy's yellow robe as his brother has become a monk.

คุณหญิงนอกทำเนียบ
คุณหญิงนอกทำเนียบ

Year: 1974

Thai title: คุณหญิงนอกทำเนียบ
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Neramit

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Jamroon Nuatjim
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Suthisa Putnuch,Metta Roongrat,Chosri Misommon,Marasri Bangchang

Thai drama movie คุณหญิงนอกทำเนียบ was released in year 1974. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 48 minutes remains to be seen. It is the final sequences of the movie. Supasatee (Aranya Namwong) also called Sajee has arguments with the son, who treats her as a minor wife (เมียเก็บ). The father is Chit (Sombat Methanee). His younger sister (Metta Roongrat) also doesn’t accept that Sombat has a new younger mistress. Sajee and Chit deny any wrongdoing. Chit sends Sajee back to the slum through his mercedes so people are gossiping including her own grandmother (Chosri Misommon). Her own grandmother tells her not to forget her own roots but Sajee wishes to climb the social ladder without taking in account other people’s critics. Chit is celebrating the birthday of Suthisa, his wife (Suthisa Putnuch). Metta brings doubt in Suthisa’s heart but is in fact disappointed that Chit would choose Sajee over her! It causes Lady Suthisa to die as she has a fragile heart already. Even Kaew (Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej), Sajee’s best friend and Chit's daughter, believes Sajee wants to take the place of Suthisa. Finally romance happens between Sajee and Chit. The grandmother believes Sajee will be back as same as lotus, she comes from dirty slum soil so she cannot adapt to rich soil. Kaew is pregnant. Sajee has to find an abortion doctor for her. One day while driving with Chit, she sees a woman hit by a car. It is her own mother. Sad event showing she starts forgetting her roots. Chit is also having heart issues. His new wife Sajee gets rejected as Lady nomination (คุณหญิง) as she is not coming from a proper background. Chit ends up at the hospital where Sajee asks to modify the heritage terms. Worried about heritage, Chit's children cause their father's death by asking too many questions instead of letting him rest. On the opening of the testament, Chit's children realize Sajee is not asking for a single baht and is just going back to her slum. Rich people looked wrongly at Sajee. She was the one having a good and true heart.

ขัง 8
ขัง 8

Year: 1974

Thai title: ขัง 8
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Kom Akadej
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Marasri Bangchang

Thai movie ขัง 8 was released in year 1974 and is showing realistic life in prison. Thai movie ขัง 8 was released in year 1974 and is showing realistic life in prison. Dao (Piyamas Monayakol) finds her fiance in bed with another woman (แฟนใหม่). As he is going to break the engagement with her, Dao shoots him. Policeman (Kom Akadej) arrests Dao. Her mother (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng) keeps crying. Dao is condemned to prison (ติดคุก) and discovers the harsh life there. Elder prisoner is played by Marasri Bangchang. Prassadee (Krung Srivilai) is the prison supervisor. Oratai has arguments with Dao as she wished Dao to be her husband (เป็นสามี). As they fight, both of them are condemned to isolation quarters. Oratai finally recognizes her mistake under the pressure of Prassadee. Dao faces adversity in prison with its internal harsh rules (ระเบียบ) and lack of freedom. Her lawyer Songkram (Sorapong Chatree) visits her and he succeeds to get her released for a retrial. Dao is reunited with her family again. Outside of prison, she realises who is or is not her real friend. She needs to convince a friend to be her witness (พยาน) for the retrial. Songkram promises to help. The father dies. Songkram confesses that he is helping Dao as he has gratitude towards her father. The father refused a debt reimbursement but asked him to promise to marry Dao. Per gratitude over the father (บุญคุณ), Songkram asks for Dao’s hand. As tomorrow will be the trial decision, Dao asks him to wait. The tribunal condemns Dao to full life imprisonment. She has to do at least 8 years to hope for any pre-release (สั่งกรรมก็รับกรรม). Songkram promises to wait. Songkram continues to visit Dao regularly but is also now Tuk’s boyfriend. Dao learns about his wedding and is of course disappointed. Her surname is นางฟ้าขัง8. When she exits from prison after five years for good behavior, she finds Songkram and her younger sister Tuk have a child. Anyway she is not resentful. It was the first movie of Piyamas Monayakol. A remake was done in year 2002.

เทพธิดาโรงแรม
เทพธิดาโรงแรม

Year: 1974

Thai title: เทพธิดาโรงแรม
English title: The Angel

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin

It is about Malee, a Thai country girl, coming to Bangkok and forced to prostitution. She is the hotel angel as she is very kind to everybody. This movie shows the difficult life of prostitutes, i.e. being beaten by pimps, visiting unofficial abortionist in order to terminate unwanted pregnancy, committing suicide, being forced and humiliated by customers, fearing Police, difficulty to have a stable relationship with a man, getting deadly diseases, being denigrated by Thai society. Three girls are depicted. One girl, Malee, all you have to do is give her one smack and she's willing to be a prostitute. She said it's better than working in the fields. The phrase "มาลีเป็นกะหรี่ที่สวยที่สุด" (Malee is the most beautiful prostitute) remains one of the most famous iconic sentence from this movie. It is said by Malee's pimp (Sorapong Chatree). Another girl, you have to beat her up quite a bit before she's willing to be a prostitute. And the last one, the third girl, no matter what you do she won't be a prostitute. She'll jump down, kill herself, but you can't change her. Malee continues to stick to this life because she can have a place to live, food, money to send to her parents in order to build a house. In a famous movie sequence, Malee opens her blouse many times to show her nudity to customers and then her father in the same gesture opens his new home windows paid by Malee hardship. But Malee understands that she has no future as her youth is rushing away. She is not interested by becoming a pimp and grab younger girls so she decides to study tailoring. Being cheated by her boyfriend but having her diploma, Malee can hope for a brighter life and quit this job. Finally she reclaims her dignity. ChatriChalerm Yukol lived for nine months in a brothel when he was writing "The Angel". During the popular uprising on October 14 1973, ChatriChalerm Yukol was shooting this movie, then took the camera out and filmed the demonstration on Ratchadamnoen Avenue. The footage was inserted in the film and was a big success when the movie was shown. This movie has also been registered as National Heritage per the 2016 list released by the Thai Film Archive.

หนุมานพบ 5 ไอ้มดแดง
หนุมานพบ 5 ไอ้มดแดง

Year: 1974

Thai title: หนุมานพบ 5 ไอ้มดแดง
English title: Hanuman and the Five Kamen Riders

Rating: 4/5
Director: Sompote Sangduenchai

Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Tanyarat Lohanan

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Producer-director Sompote Sangduenchai has made movies covering the "Thai-style kaiju" and costumed Ultraman movies made in years 1970s and 1980s. He has reused footage from other Kamen Rider movies so making this movie montage a little bit strange from time to time with a succession of sequences without link. There are kitsch fx effects from 1970s decade including super computers with many big lights and weird sounds. Those movies are under Chayo productions. All Chayo movies (ไชโยภาพยนตร์) have Sompote's specific touch. King Dark, monsters' leader, needs to drink blood from women or children. Hopefully the Five Kamen Riders (ไอ้มดแดง or red ants) can always stop them. Those Japanese characters are adaptated to Thai customs. The five Kamen riders always succeed to be there when problems with monsters (สัตว์ประหลาด) occur. King Dark refuses to drink blood dog so he needs to find a way to get rid of the Five Kamen Riders. Three men fall in hell (ตกนรก) as they stole Buddha statue heads. A kid tries to stop them but is shot dead. He is reincarnated into Hanuman. Sinners (ทำบาป) are punished and Buddha heads are restored. Yama (พระยม), the hell god, checks his hell book (บัญชี is a map!) and they are condemned to many torments. Sompote Sangduenchai's adaptation is certainly not a film for children as many naked women and men are tortured in the representation of Buddhist hell. The monsters help one of the sinners to escape hell in order to fight the Five Kamen riders. He succeeds to capture famous Doctor Wisut. Doctor Wisut refuses to help but the monsters kidnap his girlfriend Julie to coerce him. He has no choice but to accept doing a Frankenstein creature to fight the Five Kamen riders. The new creature has the same face as Frankenstein in foreign movies. A succession of fights take place and King Dark's aliens are defeated. King Dark needs to move to Ayuthaya (เมืองใหม่). The Doctor is forced again to do a machine to make monsters to catch young ladies for their blood. Their blood is not good as they eat bad food. So they break their promise by taking Julie's blood (กินเลือดสาวบริสุทธิ์จะมีอายุนาน, มีพลัง). The Five Kamen Riders are finally defeated by King Dark but Hanuman helps them (ทำให้ฟื้น). They make an alliance against the monsters. They enter in their headquarters then free doctor and Julie. King Dark flees and starts a rampage in Bangkok same as Godzilla. Nobody can stop him except Hanuman. Hanuman fights in a Thai relax dancing way (สบายสบาย) and defeats King Dark. The traitor is brought back to hell (ตกนรกอีก) and his head is cut (ทำบาปก็ต้องใช้บาป). The movie is worth as it is a Thai adaption of Japanese characters by famous director Sompote adding a lot of Thainess. A 1976 agreement limited Sompote's copyright to only nine movies made by Sompote Sangduenchai in the 1970s.

วางฟูซาน
วางฟูซาน

Year: 1973

Thai title: วางฟูซาน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan,Sukon Koewliam,Lor Tok,Pipop Pupinyo,Thep Thienchai
Main actress: Ling Yin,Metta Roongrat,Sisala Thongtara,Wassana Chalakorn

Thai movie วางฟูซาน was released in year 1973. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 19 minutes remains to be seen. Main actor is Yodchai Meksuwan and main actress is a Hong Kong actress named Miss Ling Yin (มิส หลินจี). Other actors and actresses include Sukon Koewliam, Metta Roongrat, Actor big, Sisala Thongtara, พนม, แมน, Wassana Chalakorn, พูนสวัสดิ์, Pipop Pupinyo, Lor Tok, สีเผือก, ศรีสุริยา, Thep Thienchai. Men (Yodchai Meksuwan) comes to Hong Kong to perform Thai boxing fighting matches. He is also a gambler. Men is not allowed to enter a casino anymore as he is responsible of the pregnancy of the owner's daughter called Lin. So he has to go back to Thailand. Meanwhile Lin is waiting for him. Later on Men meets Lin again in a Bangkok bar where she is a singer. Seeing she is pregnant, Men brings her in a rented house for her to deliver the baby. He uses Lin’s money to indulge other women. Men is seen with Sisala Thongtara and is carrying her packets. Lin is the one supporting financially Men. As the money is running out, Lin is expelled from the house. She ends up in Phetburi and gives birth to a little girl called Liu. Many years later Liu, now a young girl, finds Men full of blood as he has been beaten by local ruffians. She brings Men to her mother Lin. Lin finally forgives Men. Men becomes finally a good guy. One day while he goes to the market, he finds Thai police in his home arresting Lin as her visa is over. Back to Hong Kong, Lin goes back to the place called Wang Fu San. Seeing no hope in her future, no hope to see again Men and her daughter, she decides to jump from a cliff. Hopefully Men and Liu arrive just in time to stop her.

คู่กรรม
คู่กรรม

Year: 1973

Thai title: คู่กรรม
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Nard Poowanai,Lor Tok,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Sukon Koewliam,Jamroon Nuatjim,Chao Klaewklong
Main actress: Somjit Sapsamruey,Chosri Misommon

This movie is about the tragic love during World War II between a Japanese officer and a Thai lady.

ทับนางรอ
ทับนางรอ

Year: 1973

Thai title: ทับนางรอ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Jamroon Nuatjim
Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong

A baby girl is abandoned in the forest as she has a deformed face. She is rescued and is named Sopi. At school she is rejected by other children. Being an adult, her face becomes normal but a awful decease endangers her. if she gives life to a baby, she shall die. Her parents prevent her from seing any boy. Charawan, a Bangkok young man, falls in love with her and asks for her hand but Sopi's parents refuse. Following an incident where Charawan saves Sopi's life, her parents finally accept the wedding but knowing that she shall die following a pregnancy.

น้ำเซาะทราย
น้ำเซาะทราย

Year: 1973

Thai title: น้ำเซาะทราย
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Wichit Khunawut

Main actor: Nard Poowanai,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
Main actress: Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Wandee Sritrang,Marasri Bangchang

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This movie about two couples interaction. Pim (ภีม), a white-collar, and Wan (วรรณรี), a teacher, are married. Pukrong (พุดกรอง) is a rich and lonely widow (ว้าเหว่). Pong (พงษ์), a bachelor, tries to be Pukrong's sweet heart boyfriend but he is a butterfly. Pim often argues with his wife and Wan feels neglected (น้อยใจ) with Pim. Pim and Pukrong love each other secretly (รักกัน). Wan is too well-mannered (เรียบร้อย) and strict (เคร่งครัด) so Pim is fed up despite she gave her two beautiful children and takes well care of the home. They still use the polite word “ค่ะ” at the end of each sentence. Life is scheduled as a clock with Wan so Pim is fed up. Pim is a frustrated husband and arguments occur with Wan. Pim and Pukrong continue to see each other secretly in Bangkok. Pim needs to lie to Wan (ของขโมยอร่อยกว่า). As Pong continues to be her faithful admirer, he becomes annoying as Pukrong doesn't have full freedom to see Pim. Pukrong has to involve her well-off friend (ผู้ดี - คุณผู้หญิง). It highlights that Thai high society people also plays cards and have same sins. Her friend has to be involved in the lies. Pim rents a house for them to see each other freely (ความสุขของเรา) in order to avoid busy hotels and frequented restaurants. Pukrong spends a lot of money to decorate the house as she wishes a forever love. Pong knows that Pukrong flees behind the house. Pukrong wishes to see Pim every day. Wan knows her husband went out as his clothes smell perfume. Wan and Pong starts to notice. Pong is informed about the truth through a friend who saw them in a bar (เล่นรัก). Wan refuses to believe that her best friend (สุภาพบุรุษ) steal her husband love. Pukrong doesn't want a hidden love. Wan fights back to keep her husband. Can money buy everything including love? There is insinuation (พูดประโชด) between the two women and then a real verbal fight (บาปตื่นเต่น). Wan knows the truth now (ใจเป็นทรายศ). Pukrong is the bad rich high society girl versus Wan, the good teacher worried about position girl and strict mother / wife. Pukrong tells the truth to Wan. Pim has to go back to Wan due to the children. Pakrong feels left over. But it is not as easy. Wan wishes to divorce with Pim and chases him away. Finally Pim goes back to Pakrong. It is now the main wife versus the minor wife (เมียน้อย / เมียหลวง). Pong pushes Wan to fight (สู่). Pong tries to break the relationship as Pim is fed by Pukrong. Wan refuses to see a shaman (หมอผี) to help her to have Pim back. Meanwhile Pim and Pakrong are enjoying their romance. Pukrong is pregnant. Pong presents a military officer Neephon to Wan. If Pim can have a new love, why Wan cannot have one? It creates jealously on Pim’s side as he doesn't want his kids to have a new father. This time Pim refuses to divorce. Pukrong has another child in America from a previous relation. She understands Pim's feelings towards his previous family and also understands he will never be able to choose so leaving things unsettled forever so Pukrong decides to go to America with her new born baby. Pim tries to resume relationship with Wan but it is too late. Wan refuses. Pim ends up alone. It is a long movie as it lasts 2h37 with a dubbed soundtrack. This movie highlights Thai society hypocrisy, i.e. Thai men can have a minor wife but the main wife cannot do anything except to complain in silence. Classical music is used in tragic moments. The scenario is inspired from a book written by author Krisna Asokesin (กฤษณา อโศกสิน), who has won the SEAWRITE prize for literature. Another movie remake was done in 1986. It was adapted as Thai TV serie many times also.

รสสวาท
รสสวาท

Year: 1973

Thai title: รสสวาท
English title: Killer in the dark

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Jaising
Main actress: Prim Praphaporn,Christine Hui Saan

Thai movie รสสวาท / Killer in the dark / 奪命客 was released in year 1973. It lasts 1h35mn. The film is still available in German language but it was originally a Thai / Hong Kong co production. A lady called Jenny (Prim Praphaporn) invites a man in her flat to make love. The movie includes very sexy daring scenes that really differ from Thai movies in the 1960s. As those scenes are played by substitutes (heads are never seen), it is probable that the Thai version never included those daring scenes. Jenny has to go back urgently to Thailand as her father just died. Van (Phairoj Jaising), Mr Lee and Linda (มิสซีซาน / Christine Hui Saan) support Jenny during this difficult time. A man kills a prostitute at nighttime with a razor after having made love to her. His face is not seen. Linda is a press reporter so she investigates. While waiting for Linda, Van sees a strange strong man with a chopping knife so he follows him. It seems to be a crazy man and a fighting erupts. Jenny finally accepts the advances of Mr Lee but another man is always peeping at her. Once Mr Lee is gone, Jenny is also killed with a razor blade. Finally police captures the strange strong man but Van doubts he is the killer. Van finds a shirt button in Jenny's room so he believes Mr Lee is the murderer as he finds a shirt with a missing button belonging to Mr Lee. Mr Lee has an alibi. Another woman is killed. Mr Lee goes again with a prostitute and she is found dead again. A button belonging to Mr Lee is again found near the dead body. Mr Lee is arrested this time. While Van is away, the killer tries to get rid of Linda. The killer chases Linda through car and her mini falls in the water. Mr Lee is then released. Police keeps Van's passport as they believe he could be involved also... Van identifies the murderer (Fong Yau) on a photo developed by Linda. The murderer gets the film roll back but kidnaps Linda to exchange her with the photo kept by Van. Chase happens between the murderer, Van, Mr Lee and the police. The final scenes are taking place in Hong Kong in an old World War 2 fort. Van finally saves Linda from the murderer. Worth to note that Phairoj Jaising’s Chinese name is Poon Lok!

พยัคฆ์พันลาย
พยัคฆ์พันลาย

Year: 1973

Thai title: พยัคฆ์พันลาย
English title: Tiger Fighting / MAGNUM KILLERS

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lor Tok,Dam Datsakorn,Choomporn Theppitak,Adinan Singhiran,Tawan Siriwat,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Wassana Chalakorn

พยัคฆ์พันลาย or Tiger Fighting / MAGNUM KILLERS is a 1973 Thai movie. Pan (Sombat Methanee) has a fight in an illegal casino as his brother was cheated of 500 usd. The casino owner, MengYu, offers him a deal, i.e. accept to go to prison for 10 000 USD in order to contact one of his teammates jailed for life. Only this inmate knows where Wang Piu, nicknamed as King Cobra, is. Veteran actor Lor Tok is playing the jail keeper. The inmate is killed just after telling to Pan that King Cobra is located in Pu Geng area and after giving a letter of introduction. Pan teams up with Lor Tok. They are both threatened by ruffians also looking for King Cobra. Pan asks his friend Chumporn to look after his home and his brother while he is away looking for King Cobra. Around Pu Geng area, Pan meets the local owner (Adinan Singhiran) of a mine. He is hired as a tough man after showing up his skills to knock out four guys and even helps the mine owner's daughter who was kidnapped. Meanwhile Pan's brother is kidnapped by a team of ruffians led by a fierce young lady called KenYouSee (Wassana Chalakorn). To get his brother back, Pan needs to bring Wang Piu to the young lady. She has a revenge to take as Wang Piu caused her parents to die 10 years ago. Pan locates the King Cobra or Wang Piu thanks to the letter of introduction but the young lady KenYouSee is following just behind them. Pan finally meets a noble man looking for his lost princess daughter. Meanwhile KenYouSee captures King Cobra and tortures him as revenge. MengYu, the casino owner, KenYouSee and other thugs were all looking for King Cobra. MengYu double crosses Pan. The princess is in fact Peng, KenYouSee's sister. Everybody is looking for her jewels box as it includes a list of political insurgents. The list is for sale. Finally the princess is kidnapped by MengYu while storming KenYouSee's camp to try getting King Cobra. Through a daring operation, Pan and his friends release the princess. During the movie shooting, long trail boats run over each other and actress Petchara Chaowarat falls in the river. MengYu's team and the thugs willing to buy the list kill each other believing the other party breaks the deal. It is a full packed action movie. Unfortunately the Thai movie is cut into an international version lasting only 1h33mm instead of two hours so those cuts make the movie directing and scenario sometimes weird. It is a IFD movie and luckily it is not merged with Ninja sequences as the original Thai movie is lost in Thailand. During year 1976, this movie was famous as famous veteran actress Petchara Chaowarat falls in the water following a dangerous action scene between two long trail boats. It appears on all Thai newspapers and those newspapers are even featured on the movie poster! The other event was related to sexy actress (ดาวยั่วเซ็กซี) Wassana Chalakorn who dares playing naked in a shower scene. The IFD movie has been redubbed in Thai language in Thailand recently.

ดรุณีผีสิง
ดรุณีผีสิง

Year: 1973

Thai title: ดรุณีผีสิง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Jaising
Main actress: Suthisa Putnuch

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An aunt is pushing her own daughter towards a rich bachelor. She denigrates Darunee, a young lady, in love with the rich bachelor. Following a fatal love triangle misunderstanding, she kills herself but her ghost is back to get revenge from the aunt...

กระสือสาว
กระสือสาว

Year: 1973

Thai title: กระสือสาว
English title: Ghost of Guts Eater

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Choomporn Theppitak,Sawin Sawangrat,Lor Tok,Songthong
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Metta Roongrat,Sulaleewan Suwanthat

กระสือสาว is a Thai movie about a traditional folklore ghost called Kraseu (กระสือ). It is a filth- eating floating ghost with a head, a trailing heart and intestines. This ghost loves to eat cordon umbilical and placenta from newborn babies (ผีกระสือจะมากินรกเด็ก). Villagers found many dead chicken in their farm. They were eaten by a Kraseu ghost. Villagers followed the floating ghost and hit it critically. A grandmother was in fact possessed by the ghost. Before dying, she gives a ring to her granddaughter, Bua Klee (บัวคลี่), and asks her not to burn her corpse (so opposite of Thai tradition เผาศพ). Bua Klee then becomes possessed by the Kraseu ghost (ถูกวิญญาญกระสือ). Boon Muang (บุญเมือง) is her husband. Chat (ฉัตร), a local thug, still tries to seduce her. Phi Chood (จู๊ด), Boon Muang’s closest friend, and Boon Muang chase Chat away. Bua Klee is now pregnant. The Kraseu spirit is inside the ring and is hungry (ไปหากิน). Bua Klee goes outside to look for filthy food and is identified by a villager. She is named as Krasao Sao (กระสือสาว) as the ghost has a young and pretty face! A fight erupts between Chat and Boon Muang as all villagers claim she is a ghost (ผีกระสือ). Boon Muang refuses (ไม่เชื่อ) such allegations but the villagers push him to verify if his wife is a ghost. So he hits her with a stick to chase the ghost but nothing is happening except tears from Bua Klee. A local shaman (หมอผี) Pradit invokes a dead spirit (ผีโขมดพราย) to take revenge on Boon Muang and Bua klee. Yomatut, the hell guardian, comes to get his life as he is a nasty man (ลงนรก). Boon Muang decides to leave the village. They take refuge in a relative home, i.e. uncle Chaeng. Bua Klee meets another Kraseu old ghost in the village. Bua klee is delivering her baby in traditional Thai way by holding a rope attached to the ceiling. The Kraseu old ghost and its husband try to steal the baby. Boon Muang fends them off and hits back. The husband (ผีกะหังและกระสือแก่) dies and the Kraseu old ghost dies in the early sunshine. Boon Muang visits the subdistrict headman of Dong Dok Kaew area to bring him some gifts from uncle Chaeng. Madeua is the daughter of the subdistrict headman and is fond of Boon Muang. While accompanied by Madeua, Boon Muang is shot in the arm by Chat. Madeua is disappointed to learn Muang is already married. She used love potions trick to make him forget his wife and son (เสน่ห์ยาแฝด). Meanwhile Bua Klee wishes to get a treasure (สมบัติ) by seeing an ignis fatuus. When a flame is coming from the ground, it is a spirit haven according to traditional belief. She can get the treasure by showing her nudity! But finally needs to give the treasure back to the guardian as she still needs to pay for karma (กรรม). Boon Muang and Madeua marry. Following Bua Klee's request, Chaeng goes to the subdistrict headman home. The son Chiep is also coming with a sacred thread to recover his father. On the way Chaeng and Chief see each other without head! This is a bad omen indicating a forthcoming death! Uncle Chaeng has to shoot Madeua to protect Chiep. The subdistrict headman wishes to revenge his daughter. Uncle Chaeng and Chiep are shot dead during the fight. Chood is beaten by Chat. Bua Klee finds the uncle Chaeng and Chiep dead bodies. Both Chood and Boo Muang are captured by Chat and the subdistrict headman. Bua Klee interferes as a Kraseu ghost and causes the subdistrict headman and Chat to shoot each other. Boon Muang refuses to go back with Bua Klee as she is a Kraseu ghost. Following advice from an hermit, finally the body of the grandmother is burnt and Bua Klee becomes a normal being again. Kraseu Sao 35mm movie brought new Fx effects in 1971 such as double impression to show the spirit quitting the dead body. It took 3 to 4 months to be shot in the jungle. Thai Film Archives has still a 16mm copy as, in 1973, 16mm projectors were still popular in provinces. Thai Film Archives got it from a donation from a company showing outdoor movies in villages (หนังขายยา). The movie is a bit similar to Nang Nak scenario. It is a Lost movie in Thailand but it was found in Sweden with an original picture, Thai sound and with Sweden subtitles. In 1970s decade a few Thai movie rights were sold in Scandinavia. This movie shows interesting traditional behaviors and patterns such as traditional baby delivery, staying above a hot pot after delivery (การอยู่ไฟ), 100 days ceremony after a relative death, vision of people without head indicating forthcoming death, hidden treasures kept by deity and signalled by an ignis fatuus, Kraseu ghost belief, love filters.

ทอง
ทอง

Year: 1973

Thai title: ทอง
English title: Gold

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Greg Morris,Pipop Pupinyo,Dam Datsakorn,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Tham Thuy Hang,Donnapha Sophee

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A huge quantity of Thai gold is stolen. An American agent recruits some Thai mercenaries to build a tough team of experts. The team is responsible to get the gold back in Thailand. The gold is currently in Communist Vietnam. The team is parachuted there. A young woman is waiting for them to guide them into the jungle. On their way they met two other women that are trying to free their father imprisonned in the jungle by Vietnamese soldiers. It seems that one of the three ladies is a spy. Many difficulties happen before being able to retrieve the gold and not all of them can go back alive to Thailand... The movie "Gold" was the first big success of Chalong Pukdeewichit. The film was a phenomenal success locally and made a profit internationally. It became the first Thai film to be widely sold to international markets. Later on "Gold 2" (Gold Raiders - 1983), "Gold 3" (The Lost Idol - 1990) and "Gold 4" (In Gold We Trust - 1992) were even released. Chalong Pukdeewichit put in place an effective marketing strategy, i.e. a large budget, sex, violence and involvement of a famous internationally known actor to attract buyers. In movie Gold, American actor Greg Morris from the Mission Impossible TV series played alongside with Thai stars Sombat Methanee, Krung Srivilai. Same recipe was applied later to "H-Bomb". The Mission Impossible soundrack is even used a few times during the movie.

ยอดมวยสยาม
ยอดมวยสยาม

Year: 1973

Thai title: ยอดมวยสยาม
English title: The greatest Thai boxing

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sayan Chantaravi​boon
Main actress: Duangdao Jarujinda,Khomapat Attaya

Thai movie ยอดมวยสยาม or “The greatest Thai boxing” was released in year 1973. It is a Taiwan | Hong Kong production. It is named 潮州拳王 - "The greatest Thai boxing" or "Boxer King of Chaozhow". It lasts 1h29mn09s. The movie is lost in Thailand but can still be seen at the Taiwan National Film Archive Foundation. It features Thai actor Sayan Chantaraviboon and Thai actresses Duangdao Jarujinda, Khomapat Attaya. A summary is available in Chinese.

พรานเพชฌฆาต
พรานเพชฌฆาต

Year: 1973

Thai title: พรานเพชฌฆาต
English title: TOKYO-SEOUL-BANGKOK

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sonny Chiba,Chaiya Suriyun,Kecha Plianvithee,Pipop Pupinyo
Main actress: Chosri Misommon

Thai movie พรานเพชฌฆาต (TOKYO-SEOUL-BANGKOK - 東京-ソウル-バンコック_実録 麻薬地帯) was released in year 1973. It lasts 1h42mn. This co production movie is lost in Thailand but still available in Japan. As the movie is in Japanese language only, below summary might not be fully correct. Two cars are chasing and the lady's car is pushed in a ravine. She was Sonny Chiba's girlfriend. In the remainings of the car, a camera is found. It contains a picture of the girlfriend and another younger Korean lady. Ruffians are following Sonny and beat him seriously. He gets help from a detective. The ruffians become the ones chased but their leader succeeds to escape. The movie continues to Hong Kong where the leader does his drug trafficking. The action ends up in Thailand. Pipop Pupinyo is the right hand of the Japanese ruffian in Thailand. Chosri Misommon is playing a domestic helper. The ruffian leader's girlfriend sees Sonny in a market. Sonny meets Chaiya Suriyun but this latter dislikes Japanese people. Finally Chaiya helps Sony when he is overwhelmed by thugs sent by Pipop Pupinyo. Ruffians leader wishes to buy heroin and gets introduced to Kecha Plianvithee by Pipop. Heroin shall be available in north of Thailand. Chase is happening between Sony and the ruffians leader. Kecha through a small airplane tries to kill all of them. Chaiya is also involved in the shootings. The girlfriend is shot. The ruffians leader is killed but Kecha gets also killed. Before dying the Japanese ruffians leader gives important information about the gang location in Japan. Sony accepts to bring Chaiya to Thailand and they destroy their secret laboratory and the leader dies. The Thai poster mentions 4 countries for a budget of 14M Baht. Chaiya Suriyun is put in the centre of the poster despite not being the main actor of the movie.

เสือหยิ่งสิงห์ผยอง
เสือหยิ่งสิงห์ผยอง

Year: 1973

Thai title: เสือหยิ่งสิงห์ผยอง
English title: Spirits of Bruce Lee

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Jaising,Michael Chan Wai-Man,Man Teeraphol,Choomporn Theppitak,Paen Pleumsachai
Main actress:

Thai HK co production movie เสือหยิ่งสิงห์ผยอง / Spirits of Bruce Lee / 猛蛟閗地蛇龍女 lasts 1h34mn. Such HK movies normally last around 1h30mn (TV format) but the Thai version was often more than 2 hours. This movie is lost in Thailand but as it was a Thai HK co production, it could still be found overseas under VHS format. A Chinese jewel trader is betrayed and killed in Mae Sai area. Later on Yu (Phairoj Jaising known in Chinese as Poon Lok!) is facing local bunch of thugs. Chan (Michael Chan Wai-Man) helps Yu. Chan is looking for his lost brother involved in jade trade. Old rural life scene such as a cart with buffaloes can still be seen. Having learnt that his brother disappeared, Chan looks for him all around the small city of Mae Sai. He meets Mr Wang, owning a tea shop. Paen Pleumsachai is supporting Yu. Chan knows that his brother is now dead so he enquiries on the murderers. Choi Nan, daughter of Mr Wang, supports and helps Chan. They find Sompon, who is wearing the brother's watch. He bought it from Taimoo, who is linked to local powerful kingpin called Min Pan Tim. In his team Man Teeraphol and Choomporn Theppitak can be found. Chan kills Choomporn believing he is Min Pan Tim. Min Pan Tim injures him in the leg but Chan succeeds to flee thanks to Yu. Chan recovers thanks to Choi Nan. Ruffians burn their house but fail to find them. Knowing that Min Pan Tim has given a day off to most of his ruffians, the four friends storm his house. During the fightings, Mr Wang is killed but Min Pan Tim is defeated also. Surrounded by ruffians, Yu, head of police, helps Chan and Choi Nan on time.

สาวภูไท
สาวภูไท

Year: 1973

Thai title: สาวภูไท
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat

Saendee (Aranya Namwong), young lady, is an university student. Yot (Sombat Methanee), young man, is doing small jobs such as taxi driver in Bangkok to support his mother. Saendee doesn't know that Yot is poor as he is hiding his status by wearing nice suits and renting cars. Saendee gets her diploma. Saendee needs to decide if she continues her studies or start to work. She goes back to Isan to see her father in Nakhon Phanom (เรียนสำเร็จ). Saendee is coming from a local ethnic group called “Phu Tai” (คนภูไท). Her father cannot work since one year so Yot was the one paying for her studies. The father doesn't like Yot as he is not coming from the same ethnic group. There is Bun Bang Fai festival (ประเพณีบุญบั้งไฟ) in Nakhon Phanom. Yot and Saendee become lovers (เป็นของพี่แล้ว) despite the father’s disapproval. Saendee is now 6 months pregnant. Yot helps two men involved in a fight. So he is recruited to drive lorries and send goods by them. Unfortunately his new boss is a ruffian. Yot is forced to speed in order to escape police cars. Following a gun fight, the ruffians are shot. Yot is captured by the police and sent to prison. Saendee is not aware. She delivers beautiful twin, two girls, but has to cope alone. She is chased from her home as she cannot pay the rent anymore. Poor Sao Phu Tai (สาวภูไท)... She has to abandon (ฝาก) her children in front of Pa’s house. She goes to Bangkok to look for her old university friend, Kamnotchan. Kamnotchan is now a successful business woman as the company boss (ผู้จัดการ) Sarawut likes her a lot. But once Saendee comes to work, the boss changes his focus to her instead of Kamnotchan. Kamnotchan is upset by this situation. A crisis happens and she accuses Saendee of trying to steal the love from the company boss. This is of course wrong as Saendee misses Yot and her children. Saendee leaves Kamnotchan's house. Krot (Metta Roongrat) is a strong female director of a circus. Performers are not good so she needs to find new ones (เด็กฝึกใหม่). The circus teacher thinks to hire the twin girls he recently saw. Pa has no more money to feed all the children she is taking care of. The teacher gives her 10 000 baht to buy and train the two twin girls. The circus director hits them to accelerate their training. So fed up, one of the twin flees. Yot is released from prison. He is looking for his family but to no avail. The little girl is rescued by a rich family. Finally Sarawut finds back Saendee and she accepts to fiance with him. Yot finds a job in the same circus. The circus goes to Bangkok hoping for a better business. The two sisters recognize each other during a performance. The circus director asks for 5 000 baht to give back the child. Sarawut, who loves Saendee, helps her to get back her children. Believing in a children kidnapping Yot follows Sarawut's car. The family is finally reunited happily. It is a good feeling movie even if many unlikelihoods are happening. It highlights the strong and sacrosanct Thai mother. The movie features Isan music in the background. This VCD is a copy of an IBC6 TV program recording but the quality is acceptable.

รัญจวนจิต
รัญจวนจิต

Year: 1973

Thai title: รัญจวนจิต
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Jaising,Surasit Sattayawong,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Wandee Sritrang,Orasa Isarangkul,Marasri Isarangkul

Thai movie รัญจวนจิต was released in year 1973. The movie is lost in Thailand but a few minutes trailer remains to be seen. Main actor is Phairoj Jaising and main actress is Wandee Sritrang. Other actors are Orasa Isarangkul, Surasit Sattayawong, Sawin Sawangrat, Marasri Isarangkul, สุพรรณ, วันชนะ, อมร, ขวัญฤดี, รุ่งฟ้า. This is a sad drama movie with a bit of action.

เขาชื่อกานต์
เขาชื่อกานต์

Year: 1973

Thai title: เขาชื่อกานต์
English title: His name is Karn

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan

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Dr. Kan gets married with a Bangkokian lady called Areutai. They go to countryside in Phitsanulok where Dr. Kan has been assigned. Areutai knows that her husband is poor but appreciates his maturity despite having the same age. Areutai's mother complains that in province Dr Kan will become rich slowly (รวยช้า). How can poor people find money to pay medicine? There is no way to become rich. On the oppositive in Bangkok, he could be rich in one day. Anyway it will be a lesson of life for Areuai (ชีวิตบ้านนอกมันเป็นอย่างไร). They arrive in Amphoe Babadan through oxcart riding. There is no doctor in the district so local people need to go to provincial centre or to contact a local shaman (หมอผี) or someone unaccredited as a doctor (หมอเถื่อน). There is at least a dispensary (สถานีอนามัย). Areutai is a romantic lady and able to do many things by herself but she doesn't want to be poor her whole life. Before Dr Kan, she met Moon, who is a rich man. He wanted to marry Areutai but was too slow to ask. Dr. Kan faces his first serious case when a man is bitten by a snake. It is too late to cure so the patient dies. Some local people complain on modern doctors (หมอสมัยใหม่) believing that any medicine injected can cure. Dr. Kan decided to come to the remote area to help poor people (คนน่าสงสาร). Dr. Kan and Areutai are having happiness (ชีวิตเป็นสุข) the first months but then Areutai wants to work. She is lonely. They don't have enough money to bear a baby. Dr. Kan is very busy (งานยุ่งมาก). Areutai is fed up. She decides to takes a break and goes to Bangkok. Moon still misses her. In Phitsanulok, it is already the rainy season (น้ำท่วม) so there is more work for Dr. Kan. Areutai is hoping for a letter from her husband to go back. Meanwhile she is out (เที่ยวทุกวัน) every day with Moon. She has a car accident with Moon as he doesn't want to let her go back to Phitsanulok. The district officer doesn't like Dr. Kan as he refused to give some free medicine stock for the district officer relatives' personal usage. Dr. Kan discover that a casino (บ่อน) is running at night time. The district officer is using his influence (อิทธิพล) to protect it (คลุม). Police cannot interfere. A fight happens inside the casino. A relative of the district officer is injured. Dr. Kan cannot help (ช่วยก็ไม่ได้) as the patient needs urgent blood transfer in hospital. He is not a god (ไม่ใช้หมอเทวดา). Some local people think that Dr. Kan refuses to help relatives of the district officer. The relative dies. Learning that Areutai is at hospital, Dr. Kan needs to go back urgently to Bangkok. Dr. Kan is confused. He thinks about opening a cabinet doctor in Bangkok. Moon wishes to talk with Dr. Kan. There are harsh words between the two men. Dr. Kan needs to choose between offering happy life to his wife or helping poor people. Moon tries to have Dr. Kan sent abroad. Dr. Kan goes back to Phitsanulok and faces death intimidations threats from the district officer's relatives (หมอกานต์ในบ่อน่ไม่ยอมลงให้กู - คนเก่งอยู่ไม่ได้). As Areutai's memory is back, he decides to go abroad to gain more money to make his wife happier. He goes back to Phitsanulok a last time to wrap up his activities. His police friend can do nothing against the district officer. He drinks alcohol to forget his uselessness (this was a taboo in Thai movies before). The district officer is under investigation and will likely be condemned to jail. Dr. Kan is witness of the district officer's illegal activities. His relatives belief that Dr. Kan is the one who discloses the whole story to authorities during his trips to Bangkok. Dr. Kan is shot dead by them during a storm. He was a good person (เขาเป็นคนดี). ChatriChalerm Yukol criticized the Thai bureaucracy and presented the problems of rural area. The film was successful at box office and received good reviews. As the district officer was a corrupted character, the movie has difficulty passing the film censorship committee. ChatriChalerm Yukol showed the film to Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn and then the film passed approval. It is likely that if ChatriChalerm Yukol were not the great-grandson of King Chulalongkorn, the film wouldn't have passed the censorship committee as he couldn't have met the Prime Minister. The movie is based on a novel from Suwannee Sukontha written in 1970. The movie "เขาชื่อกานต์n" actually threw away all the main characters of the Thai classical drama (clown, maid of honor...) so it was an unconventional movie compared to the 1960s Thai movies standards. Main actor Sorapong Chatree got a golden statuette (ตุ๊กตาทองดารานำชาย) for his interpretation as Doctor Kan.

เลือดแม่
เลือดแม่

Year: 1972

Thai title: เลือดแม่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Choomporn Theppitak,Anucha Ratanaman,Songthong,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Malalin Bonnak

This 1972 Thai movie เลือดแม่ lasts 2h20mn. Its full version still exists among a Thai collector but it was never released through any official video format such as VHS, VCD or DVD. A 40mn sequence can be watched online. A Bangkokian man (Anucha Ratanaman) is lying to an upcountry girl (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng) about his love. Ratanaporn is then pregnant. Knowing that Anucha will not come back, she flees her home to avoid shame and ends up in a thieves’ den. A baby girl is born. Years have passed. The baby girl is Petchara Chaowarat. While being an adult, she gets rescued by Choomporn Theppitak as she was getting threatened by ruffians. As Petchara wishes to know who her father is (she only has a pendant), she flees to Bangkok with Choomporn. Being aggressed by thugs, they get help from Sombat Methanee. Malalin Bonnak (มาลาริน) is Sombat’s promised fiancee. As they have no place to go, Sombat helps them to stay at a friend's home. Malalin sees Petchara as a concurrent for Sombat's heart. Love emerges between Sombat and Petchara. Malalin and her mother makes a plan to denigrate Petchara. She is drugged while sleeping and a ruffian simulates leaving her bed while Sombat is just here. Choomporn learning this gives a lesson to Malalin. Her mother being sick, Petchara and Choomporn have to go back to their home town. Malalin's mother orders a ruffian to go also in order to kill Petchara as Sombat refuses to marry her daughter. The shootings go wrong in the village. Choomporn protects Petchara with his own body and dies. The ruffian gets injured by Petchara's stepfather, who also dies. Back to Bangkok as Malalin's mother refuses to pay anything to the ruffian, she also gets shot. Anucha, aware of the whole story, goes to the village with Sombat. Both love stories finally blossom, i.e. Sombat and Petchara, Anucha and Rattaporn. Seven songs are performed including singer Songthong.

รักคืนเรือน
รักคืนเรือน

Year: 1972

Thai title: รักคืนเรือน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Songthong,Krai Kanchit,Daonoi Duangjai
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Somjit Sapsamruey,Chosri Misommon,Sisala Thongtara,Metta Roongrat,Orasa Isarangkul,Darunee Cheunsakul

Thai movie รักคืนเรือน was released in year 1972. Main actor is Sombat Methanee and main actress is Petchara Chaowarat. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of one hour remains to be seen. The remaining sequence shows a high society party with Petchara singing a song. Petchara is then discussing with Somjit Sapsamruey, her mother. Her mother wants her to marry the son of a friend as they are poor. Veteran actors (Prachuap Ruekyamdee and Songthong), a doctor and a young man (ทม วิศวชาติ) are visiting them. Petchara and the young man appreciate each other. Veteran actress Chosri Misommon is playing a domestic helper. Sombat later on arrives. He is welcomed by Sisala Thongtara and Somjit, then also by Metta Roongrat and Petchara. Petchara is not so happy to meet Sombat. Somjit is feeling unwell and ends up at hospital. Certainly Somjit asks Petchara to really consider Sombat as engagement but Petchara loves already another man. Misunderstanding happens between Petchara and Sombat. A fire in the house happens. This is a romantic drama.

น้ำผึ้งพระจันทร์
น้ำผึ้งพระจันทร์

Year: 1972

Thai title: น้ำผึ้งพระจันทร์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Charin Nantanakorn

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Charin Nantanakorn,Sahat Piempongsan,Adul Dulyarat,Lor Tok,Prachuap Ruekyamdee
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat

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Movie น้ำผึ้งพระจันทร์ is 2h21mn long. Sae (Sombat Methanee) is a Thai soldier visiting Cairo. He is having a few drinks with Tai (Charin Nantanakorn). While back to his room, there is a Thai lady (Petchara Chaowarat) hiding in his bed. Her name is Honey. She claims to be chased by some Egyptian men as she refuses to marry a rich local man. Honey is in fact princess (เจ้าหญิง) Assama. She has to flee as some influential people want to coerce her father. Many beautiful area of Cairo are shown (Gizeh pyramids, mosques, Sphinx) and also local culture (belly dance, horse dance). She needs to exit Egypt to escape those ruffians. One way to exit Egypt is for Sae to marry Honey (นาทีคนไทยใจดี) ! But he refuses. Following a new kidnapping tentative over Honey, he feels pity over her and her tears. He finally proposes the wedding himself. They finally escape from Egypt and go in Italy through romantic places such as Venezia, Roma Colosseum, Trevi fountain. Love is emerging. They finally back to Thailand. A lady called Wassinee is waiting for Sae at the airport so they get separated abruptly. Sasemg (Sahat Piempongsan) is upset with his young brother's behavior. Sae's sister wants a wedding between Sae and Wassinee. Sae is concerned as he cannot forget Honey (คนที่มีความรักแท่จริงต้องชานะเสมอ). Many years ago Tai chose to flee away with his love as his girlfriend was rejected by his family. Sae’s brother, Sasemg, highlights that soldiers have to follow up rules. Duty and love are sometimes on the opposite side. The movie also shows that Thailand has as many beautiful spots as Cairo or Roma. Honey has to do the guide promoting Thailand tourist spots. They are still upset towards each other (ความรักเป็นสิทธิ์หัวใจ). War emerges at the Thai border. Sae and Tai have to go. Tai wishes to prove he can also accomplish duties. Tai dies while washing his honor. Sae is injured but believed to be dead. Finally Honey accepts the wedding proposal of an Arab prince believing Sae is dead. Sae is back but he doesn't want to break the royal woes. The movie finally ends up happily for them as princess Assama surprises Sae at the place they made their love oath. A few songs are featured in the movie.

หัวใจปรารถนา
หัวใจปรารถนา

Year: 1972

Thai title: หัวใจปรารถนา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Ek Amarin,Adul Dulyarat,Sukon Koewliam,Daonoi Duangjai
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Orasa Isarangkul

Thai movie หัวใจปรารถนา was released in year 1972. The movie is lost in Thailand but a nine minutes mute sequence remains to be seen. It has a very damaged picture. This movie is a romance movie. Despite being a 1972 movie and labeled as 35mm movie, it is in 16mm format. It was probably shown in Thai provinces where 16mm projectors were still popular. Main actor is Sombat Methanee and main actress is Petchara Chaowarat. It features เอก อัมรินทร์ as a new main actor, Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit, Adul Dulyarat, Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng, Orasa Isarangkul, Sukon Koewliam, Daonoi Duangjai. The left sequence shows Petchara in the arms of Ek Amarin (เอก อัมรินทร์) and talking together. They are wearing princely clothes. Wilaiwan is talking to Orasa. They are maybe playing jealous ladies roles. Wilaiwan is gorgeous in Hong Kong dress Cheongsam. Sombat Methanee, main actor, is unfortunately not seen in any of the remaining sequences. The movie featured 7 songs.

ชู้
ชู้

Year: 1972

Thai title: ชู้
English title: The Adulterer

Rating: 3/5
Director: Piak Poster

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Wandee Sritrang

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A boat is caught in a storm. The only survivor is a young lady (Riem) that is stranded on a remote island. A strong but lonely man (Cheung) rescues her. The man, who didn't have contact with any woman for years, forces her to have a relationship with him. They finally become wife and husband. Their first child is a boy. One day, Cheung gets fish poison into the eyes. Riem has to go to nearest fishing village to look for the doctor. The doctor is away but a young man (Thep) is replacing him. Riem and Thep have been lovers before. Thep is a seductive guy and a womaniser. He is aware that beautiful and expensive white pearls can be found in Cheung's island. He manipulates Riem saying that Cheung has many pearls, whose he doesn't want to share with Riem for the good sake of their child's future. He resumes his relationship with Riem. He cures slowly Cheung and drugs him every night to search for his pearls chest with Riem. Forgetting to eat drugs one night, Cheung starts to be aware of the situation. He knows that his wife Riem and her lover Thep want to get his pearl treasure and get rid of him. So lying to them that he needs to dive to get the pearls to share with them, Riem and Thep feed him that so he can recover fast. Simulating blindness, he is aware of everything. He brings them to a remote island where he reveals his secret and perforate the boats preventing any return. Riem has late sorrows, i.e. she was dumped by Thep before getting on the fishing boat caught in the storm and then raped by Cheung, so unlucky she is. Cheung looses his anger and wishes to let them go. He leaves to bring her son to Riem but Thep wishes to take revenge and tries to kill him. Finally while trying to protect Cheung and his son, Riem is shot by Thep. Cheung leaves the island with a dying Riem and Thep is left alone on the remote island where nobody never stops... This movie is about adultery described in a non conventional way with action and stage setting reduce to the minimum on a remote island. It is far from Bangkokian romantic drama with palatial suburban estate house. Krung Srivilai received a Thai award for his performance. This movie was so successful that it was screened again in 1975. The Culture Ministry registers 25 Thai classic films each year at the National Film Heritage Registry. This movie is part of the 25 films heritage list announced on 04 October 2015, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

อ้อมอกเจ้าพระยา
อ้อมอกเจ้าพระยา

Year: 1972

Thai title: อ้อมอกเจ้าพระยา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Jin Fong
Main actress: Aranya Namwong

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Saonai is coming from a rich family (ผู้ดี) and living in Hong Kong. Khun Wang (played by Hong Kong number one actor Jin Fong - จินฟง) is her chaperon. It is really nice to see again Hong Kong almost forty years ago with Love Rock scenery, views from the Peak, old cars, absence of high buildings, boat people settlements. Saonai wishes to experience life with poor people so she settles in Mongkok with boat people (ชาวเรือสลัม) community. She pays an old lady to play her mother. Kla is a Thai captain, whose cargo is berthing in Hong Kong a few days. Saonai hits his small pinnace and he falls into the water. Love starts between Saonai and Kla. Khun Wang continues to look for Saonai following her father's orders. Ruffians hit Kla and bring back Saonai to her father. The father wants a good husband (มีนามมีฐานะ) for his daughter and not a sailor. Kla knows the truth about Saonai thanks to the old lady. Saonai is a modern lady believing in love and heart choice. Her father wishes to marry her to Khun Wang (พ่อใจร้ายไม่เห็นใจ). But Khun Wang promises to help Saonai to find Kla. Kla is back to Thailand disappointed by Saonai’s lies. In Thailand a young lady, called Porn, loves Kla but Kla indulges in alcohol as he cannot forget Saonai. Saonai arrives in Thailand and looks for captain Kla at the Bangkok port. Kla already resigned from his job. Saonai looks for him in Bang Kapi district. Thanks to an old colleague, Kla is aware that Saonai is looking for him. But they miss each other. Saonai wishes to kill herself. She is helped by Porn. Kla's younger brother, Keng, meets Saonai at Porn's house. She is renamed as Araya. Keng loves her at first sight and promises himself to achieve his goal to build a family. So love feelings are mixed through a few people (Saonai, Kla, Porn, Keng). Saonai fails to meet Kla at Keng's home but understands he is the one she was looking for. Keng is aware of Saonai's love towards Kla. Disappointed by this news, he has a car accident and is almost blind. Anyway he told Kla the good news about Saonai. Meanwhile love emerges between Khun Wang and Porn. Following some last minute misunderstandings (อกหัก), Saonai and Kla are reunited. Three couples have now happiness as Keng falls in love with Khun Wang’s younger sister. This old 1973 movie still features beautiful colorful picture and songs. Aranya Namwong is shining. This movie features an homage to the Chao Phraya river, an homage to the Thai King and the Thai Queen during their birthday celebrations with colorful lightings in Bangkok, an homage to the good Chinese Thai relations.

แม่งู
แม่งู

Year: 1972

Thai title: แม่งู
English title: Snake Queen

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Ruj Ronnapop,Sithao Petcharoen,Sukon Koewliam,Lor Tok,Sawin Sawangrat,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat,Prim Praphaporn,Sasima Singsiri,Orasa Isarangkul

Booloi and Chom are chased by ruffians. They take refuge in the snake cave (ถ้ำแม่งูสักศีษ). Booloi is pregnant. Ruffians flee as the snake cave has bad reputation. Chom loses trace of his wife. Some snakes transform themselves into young ladies and help Booloi to deliver a baby girl called Haofa. 18 years have passed. Haofa (Aranya Namwong) is now a grown up adult. Haofa still misses her parents. The snake queen selects her as the next queen. This decision makes Haodam (Metta Roongrat) upset. There are fights between ladies during Haofa's crowning. The snake kingdom only includes young ladies and an old sorceress (แม่มด). No men in the cave. In Bangkok, a young man called Tira wishes to ask for young lady Mareudi’s hand. Some ruffians, specialized in human trade overseas (รับแขก), keep asking Mareudi to join them for a trip to Japan. She always refuses. Tira’s boss called Phanom (Chaiya Suriyun) is playing the matchmaker (เฒ่าแก่) for Pira. Phanom and Pira go to Mae Sai for scientific studies. The ruffians are also going in Mae Sai area to recruit young girls. Ruffians hear about a place near a waterfall with many beautiful girls swimming. So they are hanging around as beautiful girls have been seen bathing. The girls are then attacked by the ruffians but Phanom, being around, is helping and protecting Haofa. They are snakes but Haofa is an human being. A romance is starting between Phanom and Haofa but he cannot go in the cave as it is guarded by snakes. Haodam discloses the incident to the snake queen. According to the snake Queen’s rules, nobody is allowed to meet human beings. Chom is accompanying Phanom and is still longing for his lost wife and baby. There is a funny interlude when veteran comic actor, Sithao Petcharoen, is tortured by a fat amazon. Phanom is captured when entering the cave. The Snake Queen condemns him to death but Haofa helps him to flee. Meanwhile snake hunters are back again to attack the hill around the cave. The ruffians are using experts (Lor Tok! Sukon Koewliam!) able to catch snakes (หมองู). Comic sequences happen as they are all useless to charm snakes. The ruffians finally capture the snake girls and the Queen is even shot. The end of the snake kingdom is a disaster. Phanom promises to take care of Haofa and helps to find her father. Haofa wishes to release her other snake sisters. The ruffians try to abuse the snake girls and use them as prostitutes but they transform themselves into venomous snakes. Police finally catches all the ruffians but it is too late as all snakes have been killed. Snakes are really killed and cut in this movie. Only one snake girl, Haodong, survives and she goes back to the snake cave. Haofa is finally reunited with her father. This movie can also be found under Chinese name "蛇國女王'' in China and distributed by Great China Film Co (H.K.). Different character names are used in the Chinese version (Ng Chung for Phanom, Ho Hua for Haofa, Hsiao Hua for Haodam, Chung Shan for Chom, Mei lee for Booloi). The original Thai version of แม่งู lasts 2 hours 50 minutes. The Chinese version has been reduced to 1h30mn only. “Once upon the west” soundtrack is used in the Chinese version. All songs have cut in the Chinese version. Similar to many 1960-1970s Thai movies, it features a long running time and a dozen of songs.

เพชรตาแมว
เพชรตาแมว

Year: 1972

Thai title: เพชรตาแมว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Jaising,Manop Aussawathep,Surasit Sattayawong,Tawan Siriwat,Sukon Koewliam,Sompong Phonmitr,Lor Tok
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Sisala Thongtara,Malalin Bonnak,Khomapat Attaya

Thai movie เพชรตาแมว was released in year 1972. The movie lasts 2h25mn. It seems the movie was never released on DVD or VCD. Only on cable TV so scenes involving alcohol drinking or smoking cigars are blurred. A few songs are featured in the movie similar to all movies beginning of 1970s following huge success of “Mon Rak Luk Tung”. Three men are looking in a remote cave for a mystical cat having real diamond eyes. Chat is the one who finds it first but fighting happens with another man. They shoot each other. The third one being a Prince (หม่อม)(Manop Aussawathep), who finally keeps the jewel and doesn't give it back to Chat's daugher. Ten years have passed. The prince is now disabled, lost his wife and child. The jewel brought him bad luck as he is not the real owner. Niphon (Surasit Sattayawong), Tawan Siriwat, Sisala Thongtara, Sukon Koewliam are his domestic helpers. Tawan Siriwat hires a young lady to get the jewel from the Prince. Meanwhile the prince asks Yot (Phairoj Jaising), being a police inspector (สารวัตร), to look for Chat's daughter called Bussayarat. Bussayarat is now a nurse (Naiyana Shewanan). Sompong Phonmitr is her father and wishes to marry her to a local ruffian in order to get money to continue to buy alcohol. Yot helps Bussayarat aggressed by those ruffians. Yot brings Bussayarat to Bangkok in order to meet the Prince believing he found Chat's daughter. As Bussayarat has still a father, the Prince claims she is not the Bussayarat he is looking for but keeps her as a nurse. Niphon introduces to the Prince a fake Bussayarat played by Malalin Bonnak. The Prince asks for 7 days to ensure (สอบถาม) she is the real one. Meanwhile Tawan Siriwat also introduces to the Prince another fake Bussayarat played by Khomapat Attaya. The diamond is sacred (ของศักดิ์สิทธิ์) so it will bring bad luck to malevolent people. Tawan Siriwat, disguised as a ghost (ผี) frightens Malalin to chase her away. Khomapat also faces many black cats in her room and flees. Niphon is married to Nuan (สุพรรณ บูรณะพิมพ์). Nuan is elder sister of Malalin. Niphon is thinking to flee with Malalin when they get the diamond. As Khomapat is in hospital following her shock, Niphon cuts her oxygen approvisionnement to get rid of a competitor. Seeing Yot loving Bussayarat, Malalin is jealous and tries to take Yot away from Bussayarat. Meanwhile Yot is sent by the prince to meet Phra lo (Lor Tok) in order to bring back the diamond. Tawan Siriwat sends some ruffians to steal it but it fails. A ceremony to handover the diamond (มอบเพชร) to Malalin is organised. It ends badly with Tawan Siriwat trying to steal the diamond and injuring Malalin. Yot shots Tawan Siriwat. Being disfigured, Malalin asks Bussayarat to get the diamond for her so that she can have chirurgical operation. Having the diamond, Malalin prepares to flee with Niphon. Khomapat's aunt called Nathalie shots Malalin to get the diamond. Many deaths happen due to the evil power of the diamond (อำนาจของเพชรตาแมว). Nathalie becomes crazy after Niphon steals the diamond from her. Niphon is chased by the police. He shots by mistake Nuan and finally falls from a building. During an official ceremony, the Prince gives back the diamond to Bussayarat.

ฝนสามฤดู
ฝนสามฤดู

Year: 1972

Thai title: ฝนสามฤดู
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Adinan Singhiran,Tawan Siriwat,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Yaowaret Nisakorn,Wassana Chalakorn

ฝนสามฤดู is a Thai movie released in year 1972. Only a 1 minute 30 seconds sequence is left. Actors / Actresses playing in this folklore movie are Adinan Singhiran, Yaowaret Nisakorn, Wassana Chalakorn, ชัย ราชพงษ์, สมชาย ศรีภูมิ, Thuam Thoranong (ท้วม ทรนง). It was originally a TV serie. As it was popular, the episodes were shrinked in order to fit into a movie length.

11 ม.ม.
11 ม.ม.

Year: 1972

Thai title: 11 ม.ม.
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Kanchit Kwanpracha,Luechai Natnat,Sompong Phonmitr,Lor Tok
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Yaowaret Nisakorn

11 ม.ม. is a Thai movie released in year 1972. It features Kanchit Kwanpracha as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 26 minutes sequence is left to be seen. The movie summary is still available through old Thai stars magazine. Et’s father is dying. Et (Kanchit Kwanpracha) wishes to get revenge on those who cause his father to die. Sompong Phonmitr and Et go on countryside. They meet Lor Tok, old friend of Sompong. They meet Luechai Natnat, who almost runs over them with his car. A fighting oppose villagers and ruffians led by Luechai. A one to one fight happens between Et and a ruffian. Et wins. While inspecting trees trunks in the forest, Et helps Lek (Aranya Namwong), whose horse gets carried away. Romance happens and they become lovers. Lek is the daughter of Kamnan (เชาว์) and Luechai’s sister. So Lek doesn’t want this love story to be public. Luechai wishes to kill Et. While Et is going to work by motorbike, he is chased by a car driven by Luechai and his ruffians. They shoot him and Et’s motorbike ends up in a pond. The remaining sequence ends here. It was the period where Kanchit Kwanpracha was one the new main actors pushed by the Thai movie industry in order to replace Mitr Chaibancha, who died accidentally in year 1970.

ขวัญใจไอ้หนุ่ม
ขวัญใจไอ้หนุ่ม

Year: 1972

Thai title: ขวัญใจไอ้หนุ่ม
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Anucha Ratanaman,Man Teeraphol
Main actress: Suthisa Putnuch,Sopha Sataporn,Wassana Chalakorn

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Thai movie ขวัญใจไอ้หนุ่ม was released in year 1972 and lasts 1h45mn. It is available under DVD format by famous company XxX owned by Toh Pantamit. Num (Sombat Methanee) is a truck driver (สิบล้อ). He is working for Tia. Raemjai (Suthisa Putnuch) is harassed by ruffians. ปากหวานกับเด็กบ้านนอก. Anucha Ratanaman, driver of minibus (สองแถว), loves Raemjai also so there is jealousy between the two men. The movie features a few songs. Those songs are shot in 35mm format as this format allows image and sound together. The 35mm image is more damaged than the 16mm image as the film is less resistant to time damage. The movie itself is in 16mm format so in the past, dubbers were needed. Such 1970s decade movie include various style to please the whole audience such as action, romance and a bit of spice with a typical waterfall scene where the actress Wassana Chalakorn swims in the water. Head of ruffians (นักเลง) Sakda loves Raemjai also. As Phaen, Raemjai's brother, has debts in Sakda's underground casino, Sakda is pushing him for a wedding with Raemjai. Num punches Sakda's ruffians being irrespectful with Raemjai. Tia's daughter (Sopha Sataporn), called Deuan, doctor student, is back from Bangkok. Ponsak (Man Teeraphol) is Sakda's son. Taking profit that Num is working in Bangkok and the brother Phaen away, Sakda rapes Raemjai at nighttime. Ponsak harasses Deuan so Anucha intervenes. As he is about to be defeated, other minibus drivers help him. Back from Bangkok, Raemjai announces that she is breaking up with Num as she is not suitable anymore. Only Raemjai's brother knows the truth. Shocked, Num leaves very angry. Drinking alcohol, Num is informed by his friends that Raemjai has been kidnapped by Sakda. Num storms Saksa's house with the help of Anucha and minibus drivers. Hopefully Thai Police arrives on time as ruffians have guns. Shootings happen. Phen and Saksa shoot each other. Before dying, Saksa announces that he didn't touch Raemjai that night due to his heart decease (โรคหัวใจ). Num and Raemjai can have happiness. Deuan goes back to Bangkok as she knows she cannot get Num's love.

หัวใจป่า
หัวใจป่า

Year: 1972

Thai title: หัวใจป่า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Wichit Khunawut

Main actor: Nard Poowanai,Sithao Petcharoen,Sahat Piempongsan
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Prim Praphaporn,Chosri Misommon,Metta Roongrat

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Thai movie หัวใจป่า was released in year 1972. It features 8 songs. Saeng (Petchara Chaowarat) is working in a nightclub as manager secretary (เลขา). Suda (Prim Praphaporn) is her close friend. The manager (เห็นใจ) tries to abuse her so she has to use a gun to protect herself. The driver accuses her of being a minor wife (เมียเก็บ) and to be responsible to have planned to kill the club manager. As police is looking for Saeng, Suda helps her to leave Bangkok. She goes in a remote area of northeast Thailand. While going to Krating, she meets Wissanoo (Nard Poowanai) with who she sympathizes. A music orchestra including Chosri Misommon joins them. On the way, some thieves including Sithao Petcharoen and led by Sahat Piempongsan stops their truck. Identifying Wissanoo as a doctor, Phi Ann (Sahat Piempongsan) orders him and Saeng, believed to be his wife, to follow them. The three ladies of the orchestra are also kidnapped. Phi Ann's wife (Metta Roongrat) called Yom is sick due to malaria (ไข้ป่า). Wissanoo gives her medicine. Phi Ann is not a bad thief as he stops his guys harassing the three ladies. Finally the three ladies have to choose by themselves their husbands! Police is coming so thieves have to move away. One of the rogue ruffians knowing that Saeng is not Wissanoo's wife harasses her. Wissanoo has to fight against him to protect Saeng. Yom wishes Phi Ann to stop being a thief. At nighttime, the rogue ruffian tries to steal Phi Ann's bounty. Following a deadly shooting, Phi Ann is injured in the leg. As the ruffians go to find food, Wissanoo and Saeng take profit to flee with Yom as Phi Ann is injured. Yot and the three ladies join them. While chased by Phi Ann, Yot is shot. Yom decides to go back to Phi Ann to ensure her child can get a father. Getting back Yom, Phi Ann stops chasing the doctor. Finally Wissanoo dismisses in order to join Saeng in Bangkok. This movie is a remake of มือโจร by director Wichit Khunawut in year 1961. The 1972 version lasts 2h22mn.

คนสู้คน
คนสู้คน

Year: 1972

Thai title: คนสู้คน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Jaising,Choomporn Theppitak,Chat Mongkolchai,Songthong,Paen Pleumsachai
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Marasri Bangchang,Sisala Thongtara,Donnapha Sophee,Darunee Cheunsakul

Thai movie คนสู้คน was released in year 1972. It features Phairoj Jaising as main actors and Aranya Namwong as main actress. It lasts 1h36mn. Two songs are featured in this movie. This is the first movie featuring Phairoj Jaising and Aranya Namwong together. Director is วิจารณ์ ภักดีวิจิตร. Often in 1960 or 1970s Thai movies, music from Italian spaghetti westerns (Ennio Morricone) or James Bond movies was used. Korakot (Phairoj Jaising) arrives in Udon Thani. The introduction sequence even shows old theater โรงหนังเฉลิมวัฒนา. Korakot is back to his village through a bus from Udon Thani. He gets robbed by two ruffians (นักเลงเจ้าถิ่น) including Yuan (Choomporn Theppitak). They steal a jewellery belonging to his mother. Krit (Chat Mongkolchai) rescues him. Some relief characters are played by Songthong and Sisala Thongtara (ศรีสละ ทองธารา). Krit's sister is played by “bad girl” Donnapha Sophee. Knowing his friend's problems, krit chases after the ruffians. Two are killed but Yuan succeeds to flee. Korakot is not able to hold a weapon or fight back (ใจต้องสู้). Khun Phiset is upset with Krit as two of his men were killed. Korakot shall go to Khun Phiset's home to get back his jewellery. On the way, he meets Plienjai, Khun Phiset's daughter (Aranya Namwong), expert in shooting with Daojai (Darunee Cheunsakul). Yuan claims he doesn't have it. Plienjai likes Korakot. Daojai and Krit (สุภาพบุรุษนักสู้) love each other. Yuan loves Plienjai also but it is not reciprocal so he tries to force her. Khun Phiset chases him away. Korakot gets a training from Krit (คนสู้คน). Yuan forges an alliance with another ruffian leader called Seua Sing (Paen Pleumsachai) to get revenge and plans to kidnap Plienjai. As they get pushed back by Krit and Korakot, Seua Sing prepares more men to join. Enticed to get back his mother's jewellery, Korakot is tortured by Sing and Yuan by being attached to a cross and forced to walk under harsh sun. Meanwhile Songthong is killed through an embuscade. Krit helps Korakot before a full dehydration. Korakot’s mother is played by Marasri Bangchang. A double wedding happens, i.e. Korakot with Plienjai and Krit with Daojai. Yuan, Sing and their ruffians bring troubles to the party by kidnapping the ladies including Krit's sister. Korakot and Krit chase after the ruffians. Seua Sing rapes Krit’s sister. As a bait, Korakot defies Yuan and defeats him while Krit releases the ladies. Through a final shooting, Seua Sing is shot by Krit's sister but she also dies. Newly-wed couples can now find happiness with the ruffians being neutralised.

หมัดสังหาร
หมัดสังหาร

Year: 1972

Thai title: หมัดสังหาร
English title: The King Boxers

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Nard Poowanai
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit

Movie The King Boxers - หมัดสังหาร - 小拳王 is a Hong Kong Thai co production released in 1972. Main Thai actors present are Pawana Chanajit and Nard Poowanai. Japanese main actor is Yasuka Kurata (Japan's No 1 top actor according to VHS cover). During Surin elephant festival, an overseas Chinese visitor called Yen, interested in Karate, enjoys the festival with his Thai friend Sha (Pawana Chanajit). She shows him Thailand even if there is inaccuracy with a sudden change location from Surin to Chiang Mai (Doi Suthep). At Nakornping stadium, they meet Thai boxer Chow (Nard Poowanai). Local ruffian tries to influence the match result by offering gold but the boxer refuses. Chow wins his match. The ruffians decide to take revenge as they lost a lot of money in betting due to him. Chow defeats the small ruffians but their leader is too strong for him. Hopefully Yen, thanks to his Kung Fu skills, defeats the ruffians leader. Chow asked to be trained by Yen. They visit together famous temples such as Nakhon Pathom chedi. Yen sends a letter to his sister in Hong Kong saying he will stay longer in Thailand. Yen is the leader of a Kung Fu school in Hong Kong. A Japanese school is rival of his school. Their leader Tu Pien comes to the school to defy them but Yen is overseas in Thailand. So he breaks their school board as a sign of defiance. Yen is finally back from Thailand. The fight can happen between both leaders. Yen defeats the Japanese leader but this latter starts to build his revenge. He invites Yen to a Chinese restaurant to celebrate peace but it is a trap. Yen is injured during the meal with a violin and then attacked by dozens of men. He is overwhelmed and finally killed. Ruffians prevent anybody to join the mourning. Yen's two Thai friends just arrive in Hong Kong in order to bring to Yen the tusk he ordered from Thailand. They discover he is dead. Chow and Sha are invited by Yen's sister during the mourning. Fight erupts between the two Kung Fu schools. Chow uses a mix of Thai boxing and Chinese Kung Fu taught by Yen. Tu Pien is about to win thanks to nunchaku usage but hopefully Chow reminds of Yen 's secret weapon and defeats Tu Pien. Most of the part in Thailand is filmed outdoor but the part in Hong Kong is played indoor. It is one of the five movies that Pawana Chanajit, the pearl of Asia, played in Hong Kong movie productions.

ยอดชาย
ยอดชาย

Year: 1972

Thai title: ยอดชาย
English title: The Roaring Lion

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit

Thai movie ยอดชาย / The Roaring Lion was released in year 1972. It is a Hong Kong / Thai coproduction. The movie is lost in Thailand. Hopefully it is still available in Hong Kong under the name 獅吼. It lasts 1h45mn. A small trailer, lasting one minute, remains to be seen in Thailand. It features Thai dance and some fighting. Thai actors Pawana Chanajit and Yodchai Meksuwan have participated to a few Hong Kong movies during 1970s decade. Pawana Chanajit, called Pearl of Asia, has acted in five Hong Kong movies. A group of friends are workers in a sawmill. As the foreign boss badly treats his workers, a rebellion happens. The friends, including JeuEr and Chiaouza, have to quit their job. It makes JeuEr's mother very upset and she asks him to stop fighting. Chased by ruffians, they have to flee their village by boat. They are now working in an outdoor mine in Thailand. Workers are over exploited until exhaustion. Pawana gives them information on the ruffians. In Nakhon Pathom pagoda, one of the friends recognizes his sister. She flees but he follows her and finds she is now working in an entertainment place for adults. He tries to release her but fighting erupts. They get defeated by the head of the ruffians who is a strong opponent. To avoid the sister being harmed, they have to accept being defeated in some fighting tournaments. As Chiaouza refuses to lose during the fight, he is finally killed after a tournament overwhelmed by ruffians. JeuEr upset joins the tournament but gets defeated through a bad trick. Looking for JeuEr, ruffians storm his kung fu school. Upset he becomes the roaring lion and defeats a dangerous fighter using whip. Back to the entertainment club, JeuEr through his kung fu skills defeats a dozen opponents and affronts successfully their leaders.

สิงห์สยามถล่มคาราเต้
สิงห์สยามถล่มคาราเต้

Year: 1972

Thai title: สิงห์สยามถล่มคาราเต้
English title: Bloody Fight

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit

Thai HK movie สิงห์สยามถล่มคาราเต้ - 拳門 - "Bloody Fight" was released in year 1972 and it lasts 1h32mn. Thai actress Pawana Chanajit, called the Asian Pearl, played in five Thai HK movies (สิงห์สยามถล่มคาราเต้ - Bloody Fight, พี่น้องตระกูลอึด - Duel of Fists, หมัดสังหาร - The King Boxers, ยอดชาย - The Roaring Lion). A Japanese boxer called Cheng Chung defies many Chinese teachers. He is organising fights up to the death. He defeats one Chinese teacher. Before dying, he sends his daughter Ching Mei to stay with his brother Chen. As the brother Chen is also a Chinese Kung Fu teacher, the Japanese fighter defies and injures him. His son Chi Chu doesn't succeed to defeat the Japanese man. Other fighters such as Tien Wa defies the Japanese fighter Cheng Chung but they are all defeated. Chen wishes to get the pride back from the Japanese men with new skills. Chen unifies the best of three Kung Fu styles. Ching Mei is reunited with her lost brother Tin Wa as her father chased him many years ago. Chen trains four fighters very hard (Ching Mei, Tin Wa, Chi Chu, Pawana). Pawana Chanajit performs a Thai dance as fighters are ready to defy Japanese boxer Cheng Chung. The two ladies, Ching Mei and Pawana, take care of the numerous small fighters while Tin Wa and Chi Chu focus on Cheng Chung. Even Thai actress Pawana Chanajit is doing very well in Kung Fu fightings! Cheng Chung is finally defeated.

แม่อายสะอื้น
แม่อายสะอื้น

Year: 1972

Thai title: แม่อายสะอื้น
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Chutima Suwannarat

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Sahat Piempongsan,Jamroon Nuatjim
Main actress: Naowarat Watchara,Tasawan Saneewong,Metta Roongrat,Viphavadi Triyakul,Malee Wetpraseri

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A subdistrict headman is almost blind but still performs traditional arts. His daughter Dao Lin (Naowarat Watchara) can do traditional spade dance. They are living in a Northern village specialised in making traditional colorful umbrellas. Mem (Malee Wetpraseri) recommends Dao Lin to a Bangkokian lady for a job in Bangkok (เสริมสวย). Dao Lin accepts as she needs money to cure her father's eyes. The second daughter is played by Tasawan Saneewong, who is acting for the first time. No further study for her as they are too poor. In Bangkok, Dao Lin realises the job is in fact acting as a prostitute (โสเภณี / ฉันไม่ใช่สินค้า). Dao Lin cannot send news. She ends up in pregnancy and succeeds to flee the brothel (กลุ่มนรก). She delivers a baby, who is unfortunately disabled. The hospital doctor (Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri) finds her a job as a model (นางแบบ) but she needs to hide her baby (สังคมทุกวันนี้จำเป็นต้องสวมหน้ากากเข้าหากัน). She gives her baby to her sister lying it is a friend's baby. Dao Lin meets Songpon (Sombat Methanee) in Penang. They finally get engaged (หมัน). Dao Lin discovers that the doctor is Sombat's brother but he promises to disclose nothing. She forgets her family so her father decides to come to Bangkok with her sister Chaeung and disabled son to find Dao Lin. Ten (Metta Roongrat) becomes Chaeung's friend in Bangkok. Chaeung recognises her sister on TV. When meeting together, Dao Lin is ashamed (ลืมตัว) as she doesn't want anybody to know her poor background so she chases away her younger sister. Disappointed, Chaeung runs away and is hit by a car. She is cured by the same doctor, who cured her elder sister. Having pity on her, the doctor recruits her as domestic helper. Dao Lin is surprised to see Chaeung in the doctor's house and asks her not to reveal their family links until she is married with Songpon. Pi (Sahat Piempongsan) is having an affair with Songpon’s mother. He always asks for money. They all go to Southern island to help poor children. Songpon's brother called Songyut lives there and takes care of the family domain. Songyut falls in love with Chaeung. Songpon also loves Chaeung but just got engaged with her sister... The mother asks Songyut to stop seeing her as she is a poor girl. Chaeung is kidnapped per the mother's orders. Ten asks Songyut for help. A boat chase is happening in Phuket near the James Bond island. Pi, wishing to get the family domain, shots Songyut through a long range gun but falls from the cliff and dies. The mother is horrified and crossed against Chaeung (เด็กเวร) but she is indirectly responsible of her lover’s acts. Meanwhile Dao Lin warns Songpon who finally rescues Chaeung after an impressive car chase. Songyut’s mother asks Dao Lin to get rid of Chaeung as she takes her as responsible of her son’s death. Dao Lin accepts. Chaeung hears this conversion and arguments happen between the two sisters. Dao Lin’s father hears his two daughters arguing and now is aware that Chaeung hides the reality about Dao Lin forgetting her own family. Chaeung, the father and the disabled son leave for Mae Sai. Da Lin follows them there but her father is already dead. He got suicide because of disappointment with his daughter. Songpon is here also blaming Dao Lin not to have told him the truth about her background as he is comprehensive and it would have saved her father’s life. Nobody in the village wishes to talk to Dao Lin. To pay respect to her father a last time, she performs the traditional spade dance and finally cuts her throat during the dance. She entrusts Chaeung and her son to Songpon. It is a sad family drama with a rich mother causing her son’s death and a poor daughter causing her father’s death. The DVD แม่อายสะอื้น (1972) lasts 1h55mn but some parts are missing as it is a copy from U-matic tapes.. Famous director is Chutima Suwannarat (ชุติมา สุวรรณรัตน์) well known for sad movies.

คนดิบแดนเถื่อน
คนดิบแดนเถื่อน

Year: 1972

Thai title: คนดิบแดนเถื่อน
English title: The man from Deep River

Rating: 3/5
Director: Umberto Lenzi

Main actor: Pipop Pupinyo,Paen Pleumsachai
Main actress: Me Me Lay

The man from Deep River is an Italian movie shot in Thailand. A young man called Bradley comes to Thailand and visits famous places in Bangkok such as river canals (คลอง), market, Wat Po, Wat Indrawihan. He is interested by primitive tribes living along Thai Burma borders with no contact with outside world. Following arguments during a Thai boxing match, Bradley stabs a Thai man and has to flee. He takes refuge in a village near the River Kwai in western Thailand. He arrives in the village with diving equipment. He is doing everyday trips on the river and taking photographs. One day after having a nap, Bradley wakes up to find his assistant Chan killed. Bradley is then captured by an unknown tribe. This violent tribe is cutting prisoners’ tongue. Maria is the beautiful daughter of the local village headman. Bradley is seen as strange white fish by the villagers (เป็นมนุษย์). They use him to catch fishes and turtles as he knows how to swim. Maria likes him a lot and this causes jealousy from other tribe members who prepare some poisoned arrows. He tries to escape but to no avail. Bradley kills his major opponent in a fierce duel. Animal atrocities, such as fight between mongoose and snake, monkey decapitated and his brain eaten raw, snake cut in half, crocodile killed alive, goat throat slipped, are performed. Bradley is finally accepted as full villager member. He gets a new enemy as he cures a young child that the local shaman couldn't save (ผีเข้า). He finally marries Maria. Some strangers to the village kill one villager and perform cannibal acts. Maria and Bradley escape at nighttime thanks to the grandma They are captured again by the shaman. The grandma is severely punished. Maria pregnancy is painful. As the village is attacked by outsiders they all have to flee. Maria delivers a baby in the jungle but dies just after. Bradley finally stays to reconstruct the village despite having opportunity to leave. The movie is in Italian dubbing but the tribe is speaking Thai in the movie. Maria is not a Thai woman as her Thai pronouncing is not accurate. She is famous Burmese English actress Me Me Lay from decade 1970s. A few known Thai actors are performing such as Sulallewan Suxantat and Pipop Pupinyo. This movie is the first opus of other cannibal movies in 1970s-1980s. This movie is first entry in Italian Cannibal horror film.

หัวใจมีตีน
หัวใจมีตีน

Year: 1972

Thai title: หัวใจมีตีน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Jaising,Krai Kanchit,Jamroon Nuatjim
Main actress: Metta Roongrat,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Sukhonthip Saneewong

Thai movie หัวใจมีตีน was released in year 1972. It features Phairoj Jaising as main actor and as Sukhonthip Saneewong (สุคนธ์ทิพย์ เสนะวงศ์) as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 6 minutes 30 seconds remains to be seen. Other actors and actresses are Metta Roongrat, นงลักษณ์, Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit, Krai Kanchit, จีระศักดิ์, ธานินทร์, อภิญญา, จำรูญ. Sukhonthip Saneewong is introduced as a new actress in this movie. She was born in 1952. This movie is about a musician but due to back luck, he ends up being a male prostitute (ผู้ชายขายตัวหรือผัวเช่า). The main actress is a bar singer trying to push the musician to write songs for her in order that he quits his current job. หัวใจมีตีน is the first song written by the musician and it becomes famous.

มันมากับความมืด
มันมากับความมืด

Year: 1972

Thai title: มันมากับความมืด
English title: Out of the Darkness

Rating: 3/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Kom Akadej
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Chosri Misommon

A mysterious object fall in the sea. Two scientifists from Bangkok come to the South of Thailand looking for the mysterious object. The local villagers worship what they believe to be a god. But a mysterious creature start to kill villagers at night time. The scientifists have to help the villagers to get rid of this mysterious objet. It was the first Thai science-fiction movie but it was not successful at the box office. In his first film, ChatriChalerm Yukol used new actors, whereas other filmmakers used established superstars.

คนึงหา
คนึงหา

Year: 1971

Thai title: คนึงหา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Daonoi Duangjai,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Khomapat Attaya,Prim Praphaporn,Metta Roongrat

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Pum (Mitr Chaibancha) loves Deuan Chai but his parents want him to marry Prakai Fa (Khomapat Attaya), a young lady he doesn't love. Mitr consults his lawyer Pattai (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) and they set up a plan. As Deuan Chan is still studying in Japan for 8 months, they need to find a fake lady to convince the aunt (คุณหญิง) that Pum is already married to Deuan Chai and to cancel engagement with Prakai Fa. A job advertising is posted. Yai (Pissamai Wilaisak)(นางหนู), old style young lady, answers to it. Daonoi Duangjai is playing funny character as usual. The aunt is very direct (ปากร้ายใจดี). As wife and husband, Pum and Yai need to share the same room so it causes some issues. Pum's mother doesn't like Yai and wishes to cancel Pum and Deuan Chan's marriage. The mother tries to add jealousy between Pum and Yai by pretending Yai and Pattai are close together. Sathi (Metta Roongrat), close friend with Pum, has a fiance called Pirapee. Prakai Fa arrives and is shocked to discover Deuan Chan as she is supposed to get engaged with Pum. Pum is very jealous regarding Yai. It seems Yai has also a fiance (กุมาร) called Prasan (Choomporn Theppitak). In fact Yai, real name Ranaree, is coming from Songkhla and is also coming from a rich family. Her brother is Pirapee. She has to follow her parents' decision (ต้องทำตามคำสั่งของพ่อ). This movie features the last sequence in Mitr Chaibancha's life. Real Deuan Chan (Prim Praphaporn) is back so Yai prefers to leave. Pum has to disclose the truth to his aunt. The last sequence of the movie is using a replacement of the main actor as Mitr Chaibancha was already dead. Finally the movie ends happily with Pum and Yai staying together.

วันที่เราจะพรากจากกัน
วันที่เราจะพรากจากกัน

Year: 1971

Thai title: วันที่เราจะพรากจากกัน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sithao Petcharoen,Songthong,Sawin Sawangrat,Sukon Koewliam,Chana Sriubon,Ruj Ronnapop
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naowarat Watchara,Sopha Sataporn,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng

ไม่มีวันที่เราจะพรากจากกัน (There is no day we will split) was released in year 1971. The full movie lasts 2h27mn. The remaining film is in a poor condition. The image has no more color and is only tinted. Unfortunately the sound is distorted and barely hearable. A full movie summary is still available as some old Thai movie stars magazines can still be found nowadays. The movie remains famous for its 9 to 10 songs. A few songs are sung by Sithao Petcharoen and Songthong. One of the famous singer in this movie is กังวานไพร ลูกเพชร, a countryside singer (นักร้องลูกทุ่ง). He is acting as a couple with Naowarat Watchara in this movie. Main actors in this romantic movie are Aranya Namwong and Sombat Methanee. Interesting to see that Aranya Namwong is wearing big sunglasses that are back to fashion in decade 2010s. Other actors include Prachuap Ruekyamdee, comic actor Sukon Koewliam, Naowarat Watchara, Chana Sriubon, Sopha Sataporn, Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng, Ruj Ronnapop. Kampee (Sombat Methanee) is orphan but gets patronized by his older sister Rampoei, who is married to rich merchant Vivat. Kampee (คัมภีร์) is engaged with Rewadee (Naowarat Watchara). He goes to study abroad. When he comes back, his fiancee Rewadee is going to marry Pinjo, who was a former friend. Kampee, disappointed, causes big arguments during the wedding, gets beaten and thrown away in the water. When he wakes up, he meets for first time a young woman called Ailada (Aranya Namwong), riding a bicycle and going to help him. Surprised, he leaves rashly by taxi (คนบ้า). Kampee leaves his home as Pinjo’s father forces him to go to Sukhothai province. Rampoei wants Kampee to marry Walli, younger sister of Vivat. Kampee meets Ailada again in Phitsanulok train station and they argue again. Kampee shall be the head of forest guards in district Huay Krai. Kampee is welcomed by Plang (Prachuap Ruekyamdee), his assistant. Ailada is Plang‘s daughter! Kamnan Preuang (Sawin Sawangrat) is doing illegal business in the forest by cutting trees. Plaew, son of Kamnan Preuang, loves Ailada since they are kids. Plang and Kampee have a plan to stop those illegal activities. Having learnt this, Ailada informs Preuang. So Kampee's plan fails. Aware that Ailada is the one who disclosed the plan, Kampee has arguments with her but Ailada finally understands and recognises her mistake. Love starts to emerge. Walli is coming to visit Kampee. To get rid of Walli, Kampee claims he is already engaged with Ailada so she has mischievous behavior with Kampee! Kamnan Preuang and Plaew get agreement with Pinjo to use Rewadee to ease Kampee. Pinjo wishes to kill Kampee as he cannot stand to have Rewadee close to Kampee. It is discovered that Plaew is the real son of Plang and not Preuang. Plaew and Ailanda are then brother and sister! Plaew and Ailanda are looking for Kampee knowing he is endangered by Pinjo’s plans to kill him. A thunderstorm happens. Kampee and Ailanda take refuge in a cave. A snake is threatening them. Plaew and Rewadee take refuge in a cave also. Pinjo misunderstands Plaew’s intention to help Rewadee. He finally falls in the river and dies. Back from the forest, learning that Kampee and Ailanda plan to marry, Rewadee still tries to get back Kampee and simulates to have spent the night with him. It causes Ailanda’s ire, who then flees away. Rewadee apologizes but it is too late. Ailanda is gone and Kampee is back to Bangkok. Kampee indulges in alcohol and finally accept his sister’s proposal to marry Walli. Rewadee is pregnant with Plaew. As Ailanda is back to district Huay Krai, Plaew decides to stop Kampee’s wedding with Walli to ensure Kampee can marry Ailanda! Plaew lies that Kampee made a young lady pregnant in district Huay Krai so he needs to assume. Finally Kampee and Ailanda are reunited.

แม่ศรีไพร
แม่ศรีไพร

Year: 1971

Thai title: แม่ศรีไพร
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Wichit Khunawut

Main actor: Nard Poowanai,Sahat Piempongsan,Songthong,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Metta Roongrat

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Celebration of the wedding day between Chan (Sahat Piempongsan), District Chief Officer (นายอำเภอ), and Konthong (Petchara Chaowarat) is ongoing but on nuptial night, the husband is drunk. Konthong is then kidnapped and transported on an elephant into the mountains. She is no idea why she has been kidnapped as her abductor refuses to disclose the truth (แล้วก็รู้เอง). The abductor is called Inton (Nard Poowanai). Aratae (Metta Roongrat) is taking care of Konthong (ผู้หญิงไทยดื้อ). Hillside villagers (คนดง, คนป่า) are very cheerful to Konthong. Inton is called father (พ่อ) as he takes care of the village. Chan is on the way to get back his wife using jeep to go through the mountains and being accompanied with a bunch of ruffians. The kidnapping is in fact Inton's revenge over Chan. Inton, Chan and Taptim were children who shared friendship during childhood. On Inton and Taptim's wedding day, Chan takes advantage that Inton is drunk to rape Taptim as he was jealous Taptim didn't marry him. Willing to kill Chan with a gun, Inton argues with Taptim and a lost bullet kills Taptim. Inton has to flee in the mountains. Inton finally doesn't rape Konthong (เห็นกับตาของจะเสียได้อย่างไร) as he has pity on her and proposes to send her back. How can Konthong go back? Who will believe she is still pure? She acknowledges she doesn't love Chan. So a romance starts between Inton and Konthong. One of the villagers, Tasuey, is chased by Inton from the village following a rape on a girl refusing to love him and her fiance’s murder. The stranded villager meets Chan and his ruffians. He decides to lead them to the village to take his revenge on Inton. The movie features alternate sequences of fun, romance and sequences of the ruffians approaching the mountain village. It is a very long movie 2h54 released by company Phanmitr, who used the latest film reels available. The image is very damaged, red and green color with many vertical lines (เส้นฝนตกมาก) but still a pleasure to watch Petchara Chaowarat. To avoid endangering the villagers, Inton decides to flee temporary before Chan and his ruffians led by Tasuey reach the village. Konthong is following up. Aratae loves secretly Inton. Villagers refuse to disclose where Inton and Konthong are hiding. Chan uses persuasion to convince Aratae to tell the truth. If Chan gets back Konthong, his wife, then Aratae can get Inton, her secret love, back. Chan gets Aratae's virginity (ความสาว) as Inton gets his wife also. The ruffians chase Inton and Konthong inside the deep forest (ป่าลึก). As Konthong catches malaria and they run out of food, Inton has no other choice but surrender to Chan. Chan thinks of shooting Inton like a dog but finally changes his mind reminding their former friendship. He even forgives him (ให้อภัย) but Konthong shall stay with him. While Inton is going to the village with the mountain villagers, Konthong lies she is already pregnant so asks Chan to release her so her child can stay with her real father. While Inton and Konthong can have happiness together, Aratae has no choice but to stay with Chan (คนที่แพ้ต้องอยู่ด้วยกัน). A dozen of songs are performed including by famous singer Songthong, singers สมัย อ่อนวงศ์ and กิ่งดาว จันทร์สวัสดิ์. A funny comic encounter happens between comic actors Songthong and Sithao Petcharoen. Movie แม่ศรีไพร by famous director Wichit Khunawut was released in year 1971. It was adapted as Thai TV serie in 2010. It is the first played by Nard Poowanai. Mitr Chaibancha should have been the main actor but his accidental death prevented this.

ลำดวน
ลำดวน

Year: 1971

Thai title: ลำดวน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Songthong,Pipop Pupinyo,Choomporn Theppitak,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Namgneun Boonnak

ลำดวน is a Thai movie released in year 1971 with Sombat Methanee and Petchara Chaowarat. The whole movie is 2h30mn long and features 7 songs. A 41mn sequence is still available online. This movie was lost in Thailand but a final copy was finally discovered in year 2013 in the house of a former outdoor projectionist. The below summary is based on the 41mn sequence. It is in 16mm format so there is no sound as such format requires live dubbing. Songthong is a temple boy. He is going to Bangkok to find a work and to sell newspapers on the street. Pipop Pupinyo is playing the father (he hasn’t yet a shaved head, which will be his recognizable trademark in following movies). The mother is played by Namgneun Boonnak. First one hour is about the parents life. Namgneun Boonnak is sick and Sukon Koewliam takes care of her. Twenty years have passed. Lamduan (Petchara Chaowarat) and Thongdee (Sombat Methanee) meet in a garden. Thongdee is a temple boy also. Thongdee is singing to declare his love to Lamduan. Lamduan is seeing ghosts, i.e. her mother (วิญญาณแม่) and then herself. Thongdee is punching Choomporn Theppitak as he is harassing young ladies. Finally Lamduan is sent to a Buddhist temple to expel ghosts. After discussion with the abbot, she leaves the area and goes with Thongdee in order to start a new life.

จำปาทอง
จำปาทอง

Year: 1971

Thai title: จำปาทอง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Wassana Chalakorn

A mother talks to her son Virathep (วีระเทพ) (Mitr Chaibancha). She tries to convince him to marry a young woman called Soraya (โสรยา) (Wassana Chalakorn) coming from a rich family also. Virathep is reluctant and flees from the house. Virathep is a former art student graduated in painting. Having a sip in a bar with a friend, Virathep helps a man (Chat Mongkolchai) beaten by a few ruffians as he was protecting a mother and his daughter. Virathep is welcomed in the mother's house. Virathep's mother is upset that he left the house. Around the forest near the house some tree nymphs (น้างไม้) wearing traditional Thai dresses and living in trees. While painting, Virathep hears Aranya (จำปาทอง) singing so he asks to do her portrait. Virathep’s mother is still pushing him to marry. The original film is mute as it is in 16mm format but some songs can still be heard a bit as those parts were recorded in 35mm format. Virathep goes back to Bangkok and misses Aranya. They pray and go back to the past during Ayuthaya period. They loved each other but Virathep was killed during a fight with Burmese soldiers. Learning Virathep's death, Aranya died on the spot and her spirit (วิญญาณ) became a tree nymph. Will their love be successful this time? The mother and the girl fiancee to Virathep meet Aranya. Issues happens between them. The fiancee follows Aranya up to the forest but Aranya chases her away by making her clothes fly away. The fiancee realizes she is a ghost. As usual there are second comic relief roles in Mitr Chaibancha's 1960 movies. The mother and fiancee hire an expert (อาจารย์) to chase Aranya away. They put some magic cloth (ยันต์) on her tree to prevent her to enter it again. Aranya becomes invisible and plays tricks to the mother and fiancee. Afraid, the mother orders to cut all trees near Aranya's refuge. Meanwhile Virathep gets from another magic expert a potion. A fight erupts as Virathep tries to prevent ruffians to cut trees. Invisible tree nymphs help him as ruffians are numerous. After pouring the sacred water on Aranya, she becomes visible again. Aranya is now a human being also. First the mother rejects this union as she has a promise to fulfill with the fiancee's mother. But finally their love will win. The movie is 1h32mn left only as the last movie reel is missing. When Mitr Chaibancha came back from Hong Kong on 05 Oct 1970, a few sequences (when wearing old Ayuthaya soldier clothes) for this movie were filmed on the 06 October. Mitr Chaibancha died during an accident on 07 Oct during movie Insee Thong shooting.

มนต์รักชาวไร่
มนต์รักชาวไร่

Year: 1971

Thai title: มนต์รักชาวไร่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Aranya Namwong

This folk-music movie is similar to "mon rak luuk thung". It features 13 folk or "LUUK THUNG" songs. It is about love stories between feminine villagers and men working from outside the village. Some villager men don't agree that outsiders take interest into local ladies.

เพลงสวรรค์นางไพร
เพลงสวรรค์นางไพร

Year: 1971

Thai title: เพลงสวรรค์นางไพร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Choomporn Theppitak,Anucha Ratanaman,Krai Kanchit,Noppadol Duangporn,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Khomapat Attaya

Following huge success of movie "Mon Rak Luk Tung" (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) in 1970, many song movies were released to catch up with this trend. Such movies include songs, a bit of action, romance and humor. Thai movie เพลงสวรรค์นางไพร is one of them and was released in year 1971. It features nine songs. Director is พิชิต มีชัย. This movie was a lost movie in Thailand. In year 2013, a last copy was found in a Thai temple in the North of Thailand. Only three reels of the movie are left, so around 1h30mn. Unfortunately the film reels were in bad condition due to water soaking, so only 18mn are usable. It is in 16mm format so there is no sound as such format requires dubbing. No songs are left. No movie poster is left. A movie partial summary is still available. Sombat Methanee is Waiwai, working as forest guard. Pawana Chanajit is SaenGneun. Others actors include Sawin Sawangrat, Choomporn Theppitak, Anucha Ratanaman, Krai Kanchit, Khomapat Attaya, countryside folk singers (นักร้องลูกทุ่ง) such as Noppadol Duangporn. Action takes place in a village. Ruffians are terrorizing and aggressing local ladies. A spirits doctor is coming to the village. A ghost appears to the villagers during an assembly. Romance is happening between Waiwai and SaenGneun. A small sequence shows Sombat Methanee punching ruffians. The remaining sequences are not enough to understand the movie.

น้องนางบ้านนา
น้องนางบ้านนา

Year: 1971

Thai title: น้องนางบ้านนา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Chat Mongkolchai,Choomporn Theppitak,Op Boonthit,Anucha Ratanaman,Sawin Sawangrat,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Wassana Chalakorn,Chosri Misommon,Khomapat Attaya

Thai movie น้องนางบ้านนา is a Thai movie released in year 1971. It features Chaiya Suriyun as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie was started with Mitr Chaibancha but it was incomplete due to his premature death. So the main actor was replaced by Chaiya Suriyun. The movie features nine songs but none are left. Many famous singers from beginning of 1970s decade are acting in this movie. No movie summary is available anymore. The movie is lost in Thailand but luckily an extract of 56 minutes is still left. Other actors are Chat Mongkolchai, Choomporn Theppitak, Wassana Chalakorn, Khomapat Attaya, Anucha Ratanaman, Sawin Sawangrat, Marasee (มารศรี), Sompong Phonmitr, Chosri Misommon, Op Boonthit. Without a summary and the movie being in mute state as it is in 16mm format, the story is difficult to understand. Aranya Namwong receives a letter from her fiance studying at university. Wassana Chalakorn is jealous and steals the photograph. Op Boonthit and his daughter Chosri Misommon are bar owners. Sompong is their regular customer. Choomporn Theppitak is agressed by a ruffian, who is finally an old friend. Sawin Sawangrat and Rujira (ม.ล. รุจิรา) seem to have bad plans but are spied by Choomporn and Anucha. Chaiya is back from his studies. Chaiya and Wassana Chalakorn are in a rice field having romantic talk. Khomapat Attaya is with them. Wassana Chalakorn tries to prevent Chaiya to meet Aranya. Anucha is trying to abuse Wassana Chalakorn. Heated arguments happen during a wedding colorful procession. This movie reminds of famous movie “Mon Rak Luk Thung” (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง - 1970) as it features many songs and various couples involving romance and jealousy. Following movie “Mon Rak Luk Thung” success, many romantic song movies (หนังเพลง) were released in the following months and years trying to surf on a similar popular wave.

มนต์รักจากใจ
มนต์รักจากใจ

Year: 1971

Thai title: มนต์รักจากใจ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chat Chaibancha,Somkuan Krajangsat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Krai Kanchit,Lor Tok
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit

Thai movie มนต์รักจากใจ was released in year 1971. It features Chat (ชัช) Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a five seconds sequence remains to be seen. Actors featured are Lor Tok, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Krai Kanchit, Somkuan Krajangsat, Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit and many country folk singers ศรีไพร, บุปผา, ศรคีรี, บรรจบ, ไพรวัลย์, พรไพร, รุ่งระวี, วิภารัตน์. Rangsi (รังสี ทัศนพยัคฆ์) was the director and producer. Rangsi wanted to do a new movie similar to Mon Rak Luuk Thung and with same actors. As Mitr Chaibancha died earlier so he hired one relative of Mitr! 20 songs are featured! The movie was not successful as people compared with the version with Mitr Chaibancha.

จงอางผยอง
จงอางผยอง

Year: 1971

Thai title: จงอางผยอง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Songthong
Main actress: Suthisa Putnuch,Juree Osiri

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A Thai Chinese community is celebrating Chinese New Year (ตรุษจีน) though dances (รำ) and songs. Even Songthong is singing a few songs before being killed as suddenly the village is attacked. Hin is the leader of the pirates (โจร) who attack the village. Many villagers are captured or killed. Four children, two boys (Phet, Chiang Ho) and two girls (Kae, Lilin), promise to revenge their parents and punish Hin. The kids get separated. Fifteen years have passed. Seua and Kae love each other but their love is endangered as it is discovered Seua is Koeb's son. Koeb has cut Kae's mother arm during the village attack fifteen years ago. Their love becomes impossible. Back home Kae finds her mother dead. Chiang Ho and Lilin are back from China and ready for revenge. They meet Kae and look for Phet, the last friend. Phet has been raised by Hin and is called Praew. Hin, following the fall of Ayutthaya, has become lord of the province. The three friends attack directly Hin's fort but are defeated as Phet supports Hin, the pirate leader, and is now a traitor (ทรยศ). The two girls are captured as Seua also betrays Kae. Seua is the one who killed Kae's mother. Phet had to lie and simulates as he is an Ayuthaya soldier (งานของแผ่นดิน). He loves the king and the kingdom. Hin is making an alliance with Burma to sell canons (โจรขายชาติ). Phet's double game is disclosed. He is captured by Hin and his fingers are broken to prevent any fighting. Hopefully Chiang Ho can help and they flee from the fort. Lin takes care (รักษาพยาบาล) of Phet. They ask support from their old teacher but he refuses to believe that Hin is a traitor. Finally faced to the truth he decides to help. Surpassing the pain, Phet fights for the kingdom (ช่วยแผ่นดิน). Elephants are used to defeat Hin’s soldiers. Despite being outnumbered, the fierce Siamese soldiers succeed to defeat the traitors and Burmese soldiers in order to save the King. Many sword fights and kung fu / Thai boxing fights typical from 1970s Hong Kong movies are featured. The King’s face cannot be seen but Thai royal music is played to indicate his presence. This movie is really typical from years 1970s when patriotic movies were shot due to the communist threats at the Thai borders. The movie features two Hong Kong movies stars. It takes two years to shoot the complete movie. It was an expensive movie to make as real soldiers were used, a fort has to be built along a mountain and then destroyed by explosives.

ยอดต่อยอด
ยอดต่อยอด

Year: 1971

Thai title: ยอดต่อยอด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Choomporn Theppitak,Sawin Sawangrat,Sukon Koewliam,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Kaenjai Meenakanit

Thai movie ยอดต่อยอด was released in year 1971. This movie was released after Mitr Chaibancha’s death. It is a lost movie and only a long trailer, i.e 10mn30s, is left to see. It is in fact a trailer made of remaining parts of the movie 16mm reels. It shows some highlights of the movie. It is one of the last movie released with Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat. The last one was กังหันสวาท in 1974. It features other famous Thai actors / Thai actresses as second roles such as Choomporn Theppitak, Sawin Sawangrat, Kaenjai Meenakanit, Sukon Koewliam, Krai Kanchit. It is difficult to understand the movie as the remaining trailer is a patch of sequences. A masked justiciary is a woman. It looks like Mitr Chaibancha is a cop. Many fist fights, grenade explosions, gun shootings, sexy ladies are featured. The movie includes 3 songs in 35mm as only 35mm format allows having synchronisation of image and sound.

ยมบาลเจ้าขา
ยมบาลเจ้าขา

Year: 1971

Thai title: ยมบาลเจ้าขา
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sawin Sawangrat,Lor Tok,Sithao Petcharoen,Kwanchai Suriya,Daonoi Duangjai
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Malalin Bonnak,Charuwan Sawirayong

ยมบาลเจ้าขา (1971) is a Thai movie, which was never released in any format (VHS, VCD, DVD). An extract of 54mn can still be seen despite the whole remaining footage is around 1h40mn. It is a 16mm movie so no original sound is available as such movies were dubbed. There is no more poster available. ยมบาลเจ้าขา is a horror movie with a comic twist. Most former Thai horror movies have more comedy than real horror (หนังผีตลก). While her husband is away, Petchara Chaowarat is aggressed and raped by Sawin Sawangrat so she gets suicide. Daonoi (ดาวน้อย ดวงใหญ่), Sithao, Lor Tok are playing comic characters. They are aware Petchara is dead. Two other veteran actresses are involved in this movie, i.e. Malalin Bonnak (มาลาริน บุนนาค) and Charuwan Sawirayong (จารุวรรณ สวีรวงศ์), spouse of Mitr Chaibancha. It was her first movie. Charuwan Sawirayong was married to Mitr Chaibancha from 1959 to 1963. The movie scenario is a bit similar to Mae Nak story. All know Petchara has died except her own husband Kwanchai Suriya. Kwanchai Suriya (ขวัญชัย สุริยา) is a new actor and part of the numerous tentatives to find a proper candidate to replace superstar Mitr Chaibancha, who unfortunately died in year 1970. Kwanchai Suriya was quite shy when acting so he only played 2 movies as main actor and then only secondary roles. When Kwanchai realizes his wife is now a ghost (รู้เป็นผี) so he flees from his home but Petchara is still looking for him. Sawin is back from Bangkok with a man and they do visit a cemetery with a spirit doctor (หมอผี). It is a fiasco. Meanwhile Kwanchai and his friends also hire a spirit doctor. As Petchara ghost refuses to be born again, it is imprisoned in an earth clay pot. Many spirit doctors (หมอผีแขก, หมอผีจีน, หมอผีไทย) intervene but fail to control the ghost. Following all the deaths, Kwanchai agrees to go with Petchara ghost to stop the killings. He gets estranged and both go to hell judgment. The hell king refuses to accept Kwanchai as it is not his time to die yet. Before leaving, the Hell King shows him around. It features two songs in the Hell Kingdom. Through a touching song, Petchara tries to convince the Hell guardian but to no avail. Finally Kwanchai is sent back to earth but all his friends believe he is a ghost too! The movie ends with Kwanchai convincing them that he is still alive. The movie features a total of three songs.

ลูกยอด
ลูกยอด

Year: 1971

Thai title: ลูกยอด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sithao Petcharoen,Choomporn Theppitak,Boo Wibunnan,Pisarn Akraseranee,Preuhat Boonlong,Sukon Koewliam,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Wassana Chalakorn,Sopha Sataporn

Thai movie 'Luk Yot' (ลูกยอด) was released in year 1971 and features Thai film superstars Krung Srivilai and Petchara Chaowara. It was Krung Srivilai's first movie. Krung was 4 years younger than Petchara so from being the younger sister (น้อง) with Mitr, Petchara becomes the older sister (พี่)! After Mitr Chaibancha’s tragic death in year 1970, the Thai cinema needed new faces, new main actors to replace the void caused by Mitr’s premature death. Only a two minutes trailer is remaining as the movie is lost in Thailand. A full movie summary is still available as some old Thai movie stars magazines can still be found nowadays. Various sequences can be seen during those two late minutes : Sithao Petcharoen paddling a small boat on a river and watching young ladies, shootings. Other actors / actresses include Pisarn Akraseranee, Choomporn Theppitak, Boo Wibunnan, Wassana Chalakorn, Sopha Sataporn, Preuhat Boonlong,Sukon Koewliam. 7 songs are featured in 35mm format.

ตัดเหลี่ยมเพชร
ตัดเหลี่ยมเพชร

Year: 1971

Thai title: ตัดเหลี่ยมเพชร
English title: Great Friday

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising,Pipop Pupinyo,Robert Mitchum,Kecha Plianvithee
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Olivia Hussey

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Two CIA agent are slain in Pattaya by a mysterious scarface man. A CIA top management meeting is organised in Washington. A nuclear missile called Alpha has been stolen. Suspects are a communist terrorist group called Fuji and led by a Cambodian General named Keng, the KGB and an influential Thai businessman called Koo. All of them are implicated in this Alpha project. Another American agent called Reddy is flying from Hong Kong to find the missile hidden somewhere in Thailand. Reddy tries to meet Koo’s daughter, Erica. Reddy and Erica had a former romantic relation and still love each other after 4 years of separation. Zee (Krung Srivilai) is like a son for Koo and also his favorite henchman. Zee loves Erica also. He doesn’t trust Reddy and believes he is a undercover CIA agent. Two secret agents of Thailand are also supporting Reddy in his quest. Koo's mistress is played by Pawana Chanajit, the Pearl of Asia. She is in fact working for Fuji group. Koo doesn't want his daughter to see Reddy. An impressive car chasing and shootings takes place during Chiang Mai Songkran festival between Ruddy, Erica and Fuji members. Reddy is captured while entering Koo’s house. Erica helps Reddy to flee as he has been drugged. Reddy finally finds the missile after multiple fighting scenes against Fuji group and against Zee. Zee really loved Erica as he sacrifices his own life to avoid her being shot by Fuji members. This movie is fully packed with actions sequences such as train collision, boat chase, shooting, car chase, helicopter gunned down... The movie includes multiple treacheries and double agents. It is nice to see so many Thai actors in this international Hong Kong / Thai movie. Two international stars Robert Mitchum and Olivia Hussey brought more international exposure to this movie. In 1970s Krung Srivilai always played the good guy but in this international production, he is playing well the bad guy. The English dubbing is quite weird but the movie has really a nice budget. This movie is a Bangkok film production. It is available in Thailand as “ตัดเหลี่ยมเพช” and in Hong Kong on VCD format under the title "H-Bomb".

ข้าชื่อจ่าแผน
ข้าชื่อจ่าแผน

Year: 1971

Thai title: ข้าชื่อจ่าแผน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chanee Yotchai,Sor Asanajinda,Krai Kanchit,Man Teeraphol
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Chadaporn Wachirapranee,Kaenjai Meenakanit

Thai movie ข้าชื่อจ่าแผน was released in year 1971. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. It is a movie in 16mm format so it is in mute state as such format requests live dubbing. The movie is lost in Thailand but a remaining sequence of 1h35mn is still available. Hill tribe Chanee Yotchai is holding a machine gun. Chadaporn Wachirapranee is found kissing Chanee by Sombat so Chanee gets punched and Chadaporn gets scolded. Sor Asanajinda stops them. Hill tribe Krai Kanchit sets side with Chanee. Chadaporn tries to seduce Sor but to no avail. Chanee promises to revenge over Sombat. Aranya is a hill tribe young lady. Chanee and his men embuscade Sombat and Sor but they are pushed back. Chanee becomes the new village leader following a putsch. An army helicopter lands and heavy fighting happens with Chanee's men. Sombat and two friends are kidnapped by a group of village women led by Aranya, who use them as their “toys”. General actor Man Teeraphol is leading the soldiers. As the ladies throw their clothes away, the three men have to wear Tarzan clothes. The ladies end up in bikini also. Fighting happens with ruffians. They try to release the village leader but without success. One of Sombat’s friends loses his girlfriend, being raped and killed by ruffians. Kaenjai Meenakanit is the real leader of the ruffians. She likes Sombat. Sombat has to be very careful as Chanee knows who he is. One of Sombat’s friend disguises himself into a weird Chinese master. Aranya and her girls are captured while trying to meet Sombat. Krai changes side. Final heavy fightings happen. Krai and Chanee shot each other. Chadaporn, who holds a timer bomb, throws herself on Kaenjai as she understands she has been dumped by Chanee and Kaenjai.

พี่น้องตระกูลอึด
พี่น้องตระกูลอึด

Year: 1971

Thai title: พี่น้องตระกูลอึด
English title: Duel of Fists

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: David Chiang,Ti Lung
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit

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Thai movie พี่น้องตระกูลอึด was released in year 1971 and lasts 1h42mn. It is a Shaw Brothers movie. Duel of Fists / 拳擊 movie, a Thai HK co production involving the Pearl of Asia, i.e. Pawana Chanajit. In Hong Kong, Fan Ko's father dies. Before dying, he asks his son to go to Thailand to find his half lost brother Boonlot. He should have a special tattoo on the shoulder and be a Thai boxing fighter. Fan Ko (David Chiang) meets young Thai lady Pawana Chanajit during Songkran festival in Bangkok and she helps him to search after his lost brother. Boonlot (Ti Lung) is a strong fighter but he refuses to join ruffians to play fake matches (ไม่ใช่นักพนัน). Fan Ko assists to a boxing match, where strong fighter Djung Pao kills his opponent with bare hands. Two fighters have died before. Fan Ko intervenes believing the dead fighter is his brother. He then meets Boonlot, who appreciate his skills (ฝีมือไม่เบา). Once again Boonlot refuses to bend to the ruffians. His next match is against Djung Pao. Boonlot bets all his money on his win as he needs to cure his mother (ผ่าตัด). Some sequences in Bangkok allows seeing Wat Po, Wat Benchamabophit. Boonlot's girlfriend is worried that he will die. Fan Ko meets the ruffians as he is still looking for a fighter with a tattoo. The ruffians understand Boonlot and Fan Ko are brothers. Following a very difficult match, Boonlot finally defeats Djung Pao. The two brothers are reunited. Meanwhile a relative of a former Thai boxer killed by Djung Pao, strangles him. The ruffians' leader kills the relative and wants to force Boonlot to replace Djung Pao. As he refuses, Kung Fu fightings happen between Boonlot, Fan Ko and the ruffians. Their leader is much stronger than Djung Pao...

สุภาพบุรุษเสือใบ
สุภาพบุรุษเสือใบ

Year: 1971

Thai title: สุภาพบุรุษเสือใบ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Kanchit Kwanpracha,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sithao Petcharoen,Pipop Pupinyo
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Metta Roongrat

Wan is going to study to Bangkok. Nui and Yot are his friends. The war with Japan happens. A group, led by a Japanese sergeant, opens a torture camp to interrogate pretended traitors and weapons robbers. Some innocent villagers are arrested including Wan's father. Wan is back and is now a soldier. Wan meets Tawisak, a Thai working for Japanese soldiers and delivering water to them. He is seen as a traitor by Wan and Yot. Wan has issues with a Japanese soldier as he is arrogant so he needs to flee. Wan meets teacher Raiwan (Petchara Chaowarat), who is teaching adults in order for them to know how to read. They all agree to do resist to Japanese occupants. How to help those captured by the Japanese soldiers? Wan joins a group of workers building the railway to Burma. He has issues with the Thai guards, led by Sing, working for the Japanese soldiers (คนไทยทรยศ). He is imprisoned with his father. Meanwhile his friends are acting to free them while Japanese soldiers and Thai traitors are having food and alcohol. Tawisak is playing double game. They flee successfully. Wan decides to become Seua Bai (โจร), a ruffian, in order to fight again the Japanese invaders and the Thai traitors. They steal weapons from Japanese army and start resistance. Nong and her brother miss their father so quit the group. They are captured by another group of ruffians. Wan defeats their leader in one to one fight. Wan misses the teacher Raiwan. He is upset as living as a ruffian he cannot have a real love story with the teacher Raiwan but he does it for the country (เสรีไทย). They plan to disrupt the railway to Burma. Teacher Raiwan and Tawisak participate but are uncovered by a Japanese group led by Sing. Through an ambush, Tawisak is freed but Wan's father dies while protecting his son. Wan's team attacks the Japanese camp and releases Raiwan. As promised to his father, Wan stops to be a robber and surrenders to police (มอบตัว). Teacher Raiwan will be his guarantee. It is a typical action movie from 1960s-1970s with some nationalist and patriotic savor. It is a 2h15mn movie and the image quality is quite red tinted color and damaged. This movie is based on the life of Mr. Bai Sa-ad-dee (นายใบ สะอาดดี), who was one of the most famous Thai robbers in 1940s. His name was Seua Bai (เสือใบ). Other movie remakes on Seua Bai were done in 1984 and in 1998.

เขยตีนโต
เขยตีนโต

Year: 1971

Thai title: เขยตีนโต
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Adul Dulyarat

Main actor: Kanchit Kwanpracha,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Lor Tok,Somkuan Krajangsat,Sukon Koewliam,Adul Dulyarat,Somchai Samipak
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Orasa Isarangkul,Prim Praphaporn,Metta Roongrat,Juree Osiri,Srisala Thongtara

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Kamnan Noon (Kanchit Kwanpracha) and Krok (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) (พี่ชายต่างประเทศ) are visiting a rich people house. They are welcomed by Lomjai (Petchara Chaowarat) and Iten (Orasa Isarangkul) as domestic helper. Krok comes back after 20 years in his family. He is a lost uncle's son. The uncle has disappeared 20 years ago. Despite having a letter to prove his identity, Krok is not accepted in Thao Thong lineage (ตระกูล) by the father Lom (Somkuan Krajangsat) as Krok doesn't have big feet seen as a family sign. Other family members are Srisala Thongtara (ศรีสละ ทองธารา), Juree Osiri, Prim Praphaporn. Lomjai flees and brings Krok and Noon to meet another family member who is policeman in Chumphon province. Noon and Krok get arrested and accused of kidnapping Lomjai. Noon’s father gives guarantee to have them released from jail. Lomjai proposes to marry Noon to avoid him being sued by his father Lom. Neng, Sister of Noon, is played by Metta Roongrat. Noon helps Lomjai’s father aggressed by ruffians. A parallel romance is starting between Neng and Lomjai's brother. Lom asks for proper traditions but once Lomjai is back to Bangkok, the wedding is cancelled. Lomjai cannot exit from home. Iten tries to help her to flee but to no avail. Krok becomes India airlines manager (ผู้จัดการ) thanks to his uncle to show to Lom his worthiness. Lom rejected Krok as he didn’t want to share heritage with additional family members. Utit (Adul Dulyarat), Lom’s brother, is back after recovering his memory. Lom tried to get rid of him twenty years ago. Lom’s father (Lor Tok) asks him to surrender to police. Cornered, Lom kidnaps his own father and Lomjai. He finally gets arrested by the police. The movie ends up happily. This romantic drama comedy is based on family rivalry regarding heritage.The movie เขยตีนโต was released in year 1971 but it only lasts 1h23mn as some parts of the movie are missing so the story sometimes suddenly jumps from one sequence to another. The image is of bad quality and is not sharp but the movie has historical value as one of the first movies with Kanchit Kwanpracha replacing Mitr Chaibancha as main actor following Mitr premature tragic death. The poster mentions 7 songs (unfortunately cut and not available on the VCD) and 22 stars present in this movie.

ว่าวน้อย
ว่าวน้อย

Year: 1970

Thai title: ว่าวน้อย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sompong Phonmitr

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Anucha Ratanaman,Daonoi Duangjai,Sompong Phonmitr,Op Boonthit
Main actress: Tukata Jindanuch,Chatchadaporn Laksanawed,Chosri Misommon

Thai movie ว่าวน้อย, shot in year 1970, is a romantic comedy featuring Mitr Chaibancha and Chatchadaporn Laksanawed. The film is complete (2h20mn) but was never released in VCD as there is no dubbing script left. It is one of the last complete movies played by Mitr Chaibancha. Actress Chatchadaporn Laksanawed (ชัชฎาพร ลักษณาเวช) is a former Miss Thailand (นางสาวไทย). As it is a 16mm movie, the movie needs to be dubbed. As there is no dubbing script left, the movie is mute. Anucha loves secretly Chatchadaporn. Chatchadaporn is the daughter of a rich family. Mitr and Chatchadaporn know each other while playing kite. Argument between Mitr and Anucha happens as Mitr's kite causes Chatchadaporn's kite to fall. On the next day, kite playing continues and Mitr's kite causes Chatchadaporn to fall in a pond. Daonoi (ตลกตามนาง) and Sompong (ตลกตามพระ) are playing support role actors accompanying the main actor (Mitr) / main actress (Chatchadaporn). Old maiden Chosri Misommon tries to seduce Mitr through delicious dishes. During nighttime Mitr dreams about Chatchadaporn. Chatchadaporn's father (Op Boonthit) is the house owner where Mitr and Sompong live. As they have no money to pay the rent, they have to work as gardeners in Chatchadaporn’s house. Mitr is useless and is fired. While going back home, Mitr helps Chatchadaporn aggressed by three ruffians. She starts to appreciate Mitr. Mitr tries to see Chatchadaporn in her house and disguise himself as lion dancer but he is discovered by the father. Mitr and Chatchadaporn spend one night together. Finally their relationship is accepted as Mitr is a good young man. Mitr is also the son of a rich family. Mitr's mother accepts reluctantly the engagement. Mitr needs to go to countryside for business purpose. Chatchadaporn is pregnant. On the countryside a young lady is fond of Mitr but in fact she is sent by Mitr's mother in order to drunk him and take advantage of him at bedtime. Mitr's mother convinces her that Mitr will not marry her. Chatchadaporn’s father is sick. They have to sell their house. As her father dies, Chatchadaporn goes to Bangkok to find a job. Chatchadaporn ends up in jail after stabbing her employer trying to rape her. Anucha is now a policeman. Chatchadaporn gives her child to Anucha to ensure it can get a good future. Mitr’s mother, being sick, dies also. Before her death, she tells the truth about Chatchadaporn. So Mitr looks for her. Meanwhile with no goal in her life, Chatchadaporn tries to get suicide but a nun prevents to do so. Mitr finally finds her but she refuses to disrobe. Mitr then educates his daughter. Sompong Phonmitr (สมพงษ์ พงษ์มิตร) is the director and is also playing a comic role in his own movie.

โทน
โทน

Year: 1970

Thai title: โทน
English title: Tone

Rating: 4/5
Director: Piak Poster

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Ruj Ronnapop,Sahat Piempongsan,Songthong,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Jaruwan Panyopas

Tone movie is the first movie done by Piak Poster. It features many Thai modern 1970s songs from ‘The Impossible’ group (วงดิอิมพอสซิเบิ้ล), some classical and traditional Thai songs and even some American songs including ‘Scarbourough Fair’ in Thai. The main characters are living in a provincial village, i.e. Pon (Chaiya Suriyun), Sang Thong (Songthong) and Nong Kulap (Jaruwan Panyopas). Sang is Pon's best friend following up everywhere. Pon loves Nong kulap sincerely but Kulap sees him as a close friend only. She also needs to go to Bangkok to continue her studies so they will be separated (ห่างกัน). Pon didn't do high studies and is living in a Buddhist temple with Luang Ta as a monk's attendant (ลูกศิษย์วัด). He was an orphan (เด็กกำพร้า). Ot (Sayan Chantaraviboon) is a Bangkokian young man visiting some relatives in the village. While having a drink, some ruffians (นักเลง) led by Amnat provoke him and a fight erupts. Pon is involved as he was just passing by and finally he is helping Ot to get rid of the ruffians. The abbot wishes Pon to continue his studies in Bangkok. Ot proposes to help and Pon is now relocated in Bangkok. He meets Rut, Ot’s elder brother (Ruj Ronnapop) and Daeng (Aranya Namwong), Ot's modern young sister. Daeng hates (เกลียด) Pon immediately. It seems Kulap has forgotten Pon. Sang is having quarrels with the ruffians, who shot him. Ot meets Kulap at hazard in Bangkok. Ot loves Kulap but Pon is not aware that Kulap is now in Bangkok. Daeng's boyfriend Long (Sahat Piempongsan) is a ruffian trying to take advantage of her. Hopefully Pon sees the stratagem and helps her. He gets injured. Daeng starts to see Pon's kindness and now loves secretly Pon. It is Ot's birthday (วันเกิด). Kulap (แฟน) comes to his birthday. It is the first Thai movie showing the 1970 youth with modern Thai and English music, dances and mini dresses. Daeng understands that Pon still loves Kulap and suffers. After a discussion between Pon and Ot, Ot accepts it (ทำใจ) and takes care about Daeng. Love story starts. Long is still cross with Daeng and Pon. He kidnaps Daeng and Kulap. Pon, trying to help, is also captured. Ot is chasing them. Long wishes to sell the two ladies to his friend Amnat. They will work as forced prostitutes. Daeng and Pon fail to escape and Long rapes Daeng. Thanks to Ot, Long is neutralized and is shot by Daeng. Pon shots Amnat so revenging his friend Sang Thong. It is time to forget the bad past and look forward to the bright future. Piak Poster began as a painter of movie posters. He paint ‘Tone’ movie poster. The movie features seven songs. Songthong became famous thanks to the songs he performed in ‘Tone’ movie. It was the first movie in which the leading actress is raped. Thanks to the modern songs, ‘Tone’ movie reaped 6M Baht. It was a record in Thai movie history in 1970. It was also one of the first movie to use 35mm film instead of 16mm. ‘Tone’ movie was adapted two times for TV as a lakorn, i.e. in 1992 with Santisuk Promsiri and more recently in 2000s decade with Vinai Kraibutr and Metinee Kingpayome. Tone was the first movie in Thailand to break the monopoly of Mitr- Petchara movies. This movie is part of the first 25 films heritage list announced on October 4 2011, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day. The swimming suit worn by Aranya Namwong became a hit also as it shown the belly. All young ladies in year 1970 bought it. Tone was Piak Poster’s first movie as director. A promotional movie 17mm long, shot in black and white, in 16mm format, can be seen online and is showing behind the screen sequences. The movie shooting was done over two years as Piak Poster liked perfection, details and used a lot of film.

ม้ามืด
ม้ามืด

Year: 1970

Thai title: ม้ามืด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Dokdin Kanyaman

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Choomporn Theppitak,Dokdin Kanyaman,Lor Tok
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Orasa Isarangkul,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Juree Osiri,Khomapat Attaya,Chadaporn Wachirapranee

Thai movie ม้ามืด was released in year 1970. The movie lasts 2h35mn. It is former 16mm format film featuring three songs in 35mm format. Robbers (โจร) are chasing a caravan driven by Kaew (Sawin Sawangrat). Kaew lets a lady called Raya (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit) to go down first with two young children. Sawin and Raya's husband die later as the caravan falls in a ravine causing a forest fire. During the fire, one of the children disappears (หลานสาว). Sai (Juree Osiri), the husband's mother, accuses Raya to be responsible of those deaths. Prachuap Ruekyamdee, one of the villagers, finally takes care of Raya and her remaining son. Years have passed. The son Chaichan is now an adult and played by Sombat Methanee. He is back from overseas and is supposed to marry but the fiancee Taem Duang changes her mind. He needs to find a solution to avoid his parents losing face (ขายหน้า) in front of the villagers. He helps Meut, a young girl, agressed by ruffians. As a reward for his help, he asks to marry her temporary. The district officer performing the wedding is played by Lor Tok. Keng (Orasa Isarangkul) is Meut (Petchara Chaowarat)'s friend. After the wedding, Meut flees with Keng. In a village, they meet a crazy man who looks like Kaew. They meet also Dokdin Kanyaman. In fact, Meut and Keng have come here to look for petrol. Meanwhile Taem Duang (Khomapat Attaya) and her mother Rasee (Chadaporn Wachirapranee) are gossiping (นินทา) on Chaichan as they believe he was a fake rich guy from countryside. Meut was in fact adopted by Rasee's old husband. Meut wishes to buy a plot of land belonging to Prachuap as it contains petrol. Once Prachuap knows Meut has married his son through a fake wedding, he refuses to sell the land anymore (เขตป่าไม้). Choomporn Theppitak is used by Rasee to perform dirty jobs. Knowing that Meut failed to buy the land, Rasee wants to use her daughter's charms towards Chaichan. Meut recalls from an old grandma that she was brought by her to a rich family when she was young. Chaichan try to stop ruffians led by Choomporn burning the forest (ไฟไม้ป่า). Kaew helps him but gets beaten on the head. His memory is back. Prachuap revels that Kaew is real father of Chaichan, his former associate. Father and son are back together. Bua, a local villager, is pushed by Choomporn and Rasee as granddaughter in order to get heritage but it fails. Finally Rasee, who ordered kidnapping of Meut, shows her real face and tries to force her older husband to transfer heritage to her. Meut and Chaichan stop her on time. It is revealed that Meut is Raya's lost daughter. Meut and Chaichan can now find happiness.

อยากดัง
อยากดัง

Year: 1970

Thai title: อยากดัง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee
Main actress: Suthisa Putnuch,Metta Roongrat

This movie is about a young man coming from a rich family. He loves singing and falls in love with a young woman coming from a poor family. The rich family tries to break this relationship. The original movie has some beautiful songs but the sound was altered due to aging. Unfortunately Lepso company just cut them instead of trying to put back the same song still available in record format.

วนาสวรรค์
วนาสวรรค์

Year: 1970

Thai title: วนาสวรรค์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Surasit Sattayawong
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Metta Roongrat,Sopha Sataporn,Chadaporn Wachirapranee

วนาสวรรค์ is a Thai movie released in year 1970 and featuring main actors Sombat Methanee and Pissamai Wilaisak. Other actors are Surasit Sattayawong, Metta Roongrat, Sopha Sataporn, Chadaporn Wachirapranee. The movie cannot be found in any format in Thailand. Luckily two reels are still available in Thailand belonging to two collectors groups. The two reels are unfortunately not consecutive. Thanks to a group of former dubbers performing with 16mm movies, an old reel with small parts of lost films was found in year 2013. The first reel left is 23 minutes long. Katoua (Pissamai) is a mountain people (ชาวเขา). Metta Roongrat is acting as jealous lady. As Katoua has no more relatives, Sombat agrees to send Katoua to Bangkok bringing jealousy to Metta and disappointment to Sopha. Both of them love secretly Sombat also. Katoua goes first to Bangkok but Sombat stays behind. While in Bangkok, Pissamai gets hit by a ruffian and loses memory (ความจำเสื่อม). She cannot remember Sombat and has arguments with him. Back to the mountains, she cannot eat local food anymore. The first reel is in very good condition and still colorful. The second left reel is 28 minutes long. Sombat wants to see who is the young man called Somchai (สมชาย ศรีภูมิ) trying to date Sopha. Sombat seems to be an administration officer working in the forest. Katoua (สาวกรุงเทพ) falls from the stairs. It seems that Katoua was never really a mountain people but was sent in the North of Thailand by her father in order to be safe. Somchai and his men try to force in order to enter in the forest. Following a fist fight between Sombat and Somchai, they become friends. Sombat is following a ruffian who succeeds to escape a first time but finally this latter gets strangled by a big snake. The second reel is in poor condition. There is damaged picture with many lines but luckily it is still colorful. No movie summary is unfortunately left.

บ้านสาวโสด
บ้านสาวโสด

Year: 1970

Thai title: บ้านสาวโสด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Adul Dulyarat

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Adul Dulyarat,Somkuan Krajangsat,Sukon Koewliam,Lor Tok,Prachuap Ruekyamdee
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Metta Roongrat,Prim Praphaporn,Juree Osiri,Orasa Isarangkul,Jomchai Jarintorn,Marasri Bangchang

บ้านสาวโสด is a Thai movie released in year 1970. It features Kanchit Kwanpracha as main actor and Petchara Chaowarat as main actress. The movie was started with Mitr Chaibancha but it was incomplete due to his premature death. So the main actor was replaced by Kanchit. Another version with Toon Hiransap and Piyamas Monayakol was released in year 1984. In 1970 Mitr Chaibancha worked in many movies in parallel. So some movies still kept one or two sequences of Mitr at the beginning of the reel as additional advertisement for the movie. Around 1 hour 30 minutes is left to be seen. Three single ladies (Metta Roongrat, Prim Praphaporn, Juree Osiri) are living together. Petchara arrives in their home. She is doing chores. Their neighbour is Kanchit Kwanpracha. Other actors are Somkuan Krajangsat, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Orasa Isarangkul, Adul Dulyarat, Sukon Koewliam, Lor Tok, Jomchai Jarintorn. Kanchit likes Petchara very much. Funny sequences happen on beach seaside between Sukon Koewliam and Prim Praphaporn. Misunderstanding keeps happening between Kanchit and Petchara as other ladies try to seduce Kanchit. It seems that Petchara will marry Prachuap as she is disappointed by Kanchit. Finally kidnappers enter in Petchara's home but they are chased away by Kanchit and captured by Adul Dulyarat and Orasa Isarangkul. Outside the home kidnappers are there again and threaten to shoot Kanchit. Petchara stand between Kanchit and the ruffians to prevent any shootings showing her real love towards Kanchit. In fact kidnappers are this time Adul and Osara playing this trick to force their reconciliation. Six songs are featured. There are still old still pictures showing Mitr playing movie บ้านสาวโสด and the movie poster is also showing his name.

จุ๊บแจง
จุ๊บแจง

Year: 1970

Thai title: จุ๊บแจง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Somkuan Krajangsat,Adinan Singhiran,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sukon Koewliam,Op Boonthit,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Somjit Sapsamruey,Sarinthip Siriwan,Khomapat Attaya,Chosri Misommon

Thai movie จุ๊บแจง was released in year 1970. Main actor is Sombat Methanee and main actress is Aranya Namwong. The movie is in 16mm format and so in mute state as such format requires dubbing. The film is incomplete as only 1h31mn remains to be seen. No summary is available. The movie features four songs but they are lost. Aranya Namwong is Jub Jaeng. Her parents are played by Somkuan Krajangsat as father and Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit as mother. Her mother seems upset. Sombat meets Jub Jaeng's mother indulging in alcohol. Marasee (มารศรี อิศรางกูรฯ), a rich old lady, orders Adinan Singhiran to kidnap Jub Jaeng. While discussing inside the house, three thugs storm it and kidnap Jub Jaeng. The father and mother get hit by the thugs. Somjit Sapsamruey is Sombat's mother. Prachuap Ruekyamdee releases Jub Jaeng but it is a coup monté. It seems that Jub Jaeng is coming from a rich family. Khomapat Attaya and her mother Sarinthip Siriwan are having arguments with Jub Jaeng. Sukon Koewliam and Chosri Misommon are playing comic roles a domestic helpers. Sombat tries to seduce Jub Jaeng. They finally become lovers. Khomapat and her mother denigrate Jub Jaeng towards Sombat. Khomapat pushes Aranya in the stairs. She ends up at hospital. Wilaiwan and Somkuan finally find Jub Jaeng. They finally get reunited thanks to Sompong Phonmitr. This movie features sequence shot in famous Daimaru former shopping mall. Prachuap has a leg injury and is visited by twin ladies (real singers อารยา ปาริชาติ ฉายาลักษณ์). Finally the parents let Jub Jaeng go with Sombat. Khomapat and her mum are upset about the gifts bought by Sombat to Jub Jaeng. Sombat tries to end the dispute with Khomapat but it ends up badly. While walking on the beach, he gets stabbed by ruffians. Khomapat gets also aggressed by ruffians on the beach. Khomapat tries to hit Jub Jaeng again but she fights back and finally decides to quit this crazy house. Prachuap and Sombat finally understand Khomapat’s bad games. Sombat rushes after Jub Jaeng and they finally reconcile.

กิ่งแก้ว
กิ่งแก้ว

Year: 1970

Thai title: กิ่งแก้ว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Adul Dulyarat,Surasit Sattayawong,Adinan Singhiran
Main actress: Suthisa Putnuch,Sopha Sataporn,Khomapat Attaya

Thai movie กิ่งแก้ว was released in year 1970. It features Mitr Chaibancha as main actor and Suthisa Putnuch and Sopha Sataporn as main actresses. Other actors featured are Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Adul Dulyarat, Surasit Sattayawong, Khomapat Attaya, Adinan Singhiran. The movie is lost in Thailand but luckily a four minutes sequence featuring a song remains to be seen. Unfortunately Mitr Chaibancha cannot be seen in the remaining four minutes sequence. The singer is ชินกร ไกรลาศ, famous singer during decades 1960s and 1970s. The whole movie features three songs. Normally songs were in 35mm format but for provinces everything was in 16mm format to avoid the pain of having to use two projectors. Three songs were featured in this movie.

กำแพงเงินตรา
กำแพงเงินตรา

Year: 1970

Thai title: กำแพงเงินตรา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Lor Tok,Sompong Phonmitr,Adul Dulyarat,Boo Wibunnan,Choomporn Theppitak,Adinan Singhiran
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Somjit Sapsamruey,Chosri Misommon

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Thai movie กำแพงเงินตรา was released in year 1970. The movie lasts 1h40mn. Prachuap Ruekyamdee is bringing Yong (Mitr Chaibancha) on a boat. Yong meets Nam Pheung (Petchara Chaowarat) and Sarai (มิสฮันหวา), daughters of subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Lor Tok. Yong is interested in Sarai but Nam Pheung doesn't trust him. Sompong Phonmitr, subdistrict headman's domestic helper, also dislikes Yong. Nam Pat, subdistrict headman's wife, is aggressed while meeting her lover Phi Bun, who is killed. Subdistrict headman Lor Tok is aware his wife was having a lover but forgives her. A new chief district officer (นายอำเภอคนใหม่) called Tamanoon (Adul Dulyarat) visits subdistrict headman's house. He is widowed with three kids. Yong and Sarai love each other but Nam Pheung (เด็กบ้า) tries to break their relationship and wishes to push Sarai toward the new chief district officer by using Prachuap to write false letters. Aunt Chan (Somjit Sapsamruey) has debts towards the subdistrict headman so Yong, being her nephew, repays the debt by working in their house. Yong is a music teacher. Yong helps Tamanoon aggressed by ruffians. Tamanoon asks for Sarai's hand so Yong decides to flee with Sarai. Mae Pat wishes to join them to be Sarai's domestic helper. Nam Pheung hears them and informs Tamanoon. During a celebration organised by the subdistrict headman, they wish to flee but Nam Pheung brings mess again and foils their plan. So finally Yong ends up kidnapping Nam Pheung. Upset, Yong forces Nam Pheung. But then Yong regrets his act and takes good care of her as she is sick. Choomporn Theppitak is his close friend. At nighttime Nam Pheung tries to flee and is aggressed by ruffians. Yong helps on time but is seriously beaten. Nam Pheung understands he is a nice guy. Yong accepts to bring back Nam Pheung to his father and to face whatever her father, a subdistrict headman, will do to him. Probably shoot him dead! Tamanoon wishes to help and prepares a plan in secret. While the father is unable to decide who to punish, his daughter or Yong, Adinan Singhiran attacks the father per Tamanoon’s plan. Yong, unware of the plan, protects the subdistrict headman and gets slightly injured. The subdistrict headman seeing that Yong is brave and good man forgives to him and allows the wedding. Yong and Nam Pheung can marry happily. The DVD picture is really beautiful. Toh Phanmitr (คุณโต๊ะพันธมิตร) has done a great job by restoring this movie and releasing it.

ลูกหนี้ทีเด็ด
ลูกหนี้ทีเด็ด

Year: 1970

Thai title: ลูกหนี้ทีเด็ด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Daonoi Duangjai,Mitr Chaibancha,Kokheng,Op Boonthit,Somkuan Krajangsat,Sukon Koewliam,Lor Tok,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Metta Roongrat,Prim Praphaporn,Petchara Chaowarat,Khomapat Attaya,Sasithorn Phetrung,Malee Wetpraseri

Thai movie ลูกหนี้ทีเด็ด was released in year 1970. A partial sequence of 1h45mn remains to be seen in 16mm format. It is in mute state and the image is pretty damaged. A sequence of two songs in 35mm format and lasting 9 minutes remains to be seen also. The poster selling point is that up to 40 different actors and actresses are present in this movie. Some of the actors are Metta Roongrat, Daonoi Duangjai, Mitr Chaibancha, Prim Praphaporn, Petchara Chaowarat, Kokheng, Op Boonthit, Somkuan Krajangsat, Sukon Koewliam, Lor Tok, Khomapat Attaya, Sasithorn Phetrung, Choomporn Theppitak, Malee Wetpraseri. No movie summary is available so the storyline is difficult to understand. Three friends are living together including Mitr Chaibancha. Prim Praphaporn and Petchara Chaowarat take refuge in their home as rain is falling hard. Policeman Sukon Koewliam is checking and Mitr is accused of robbery. Op Boonthit and Somkuan Krajangsat are living together. Mitr visits Op and Somkuan's house. Op asks Mitr to find something within three days. Mitr and Khomapat Attaya are giving a jewellery to the policeman Sukon Koewliam for him to keep silent that Petchara and Prim Praphaporn are hiding in Mitr's home. Finally Petchara is reunited with her family thanks to Mitr. Thanks to sign on his chest, Mitr is also identified as the son of Somkuan. Somkuan helps Lor Tok and his wife aggressed by thugs. Finally Mitr is the one to knock the thugs. A movie with same name was released in year 1984 but the story is different. The movie features 4 songs but only 3 songs are left. In the first song, Petchara is singing with Mitr in his house. In the second song, Mitr is forbidding a young girl to dance with Choomporn in a nightclub. Khomapat is also present. Mitr finally punches Choomporn. The third song is sung by Khomapat.

รักนิรันดร์
รักนิรันดร์

Year: 1970

Thai title: รักนิรันดร์
English title: Love let's live

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Op Boonthit,Sukon Koewliam,Tawan Siriwat
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat

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Ratom is a young Thai lady living in Hong Kong. Buakam, Ratom's friend, sings songs in a bar frequented by US sailors. Ratom has to replace Buakam as she is leaving to Laos. Ratom is waiting for her father at the Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong. He has disappeared for 10 years. He (เจ้าพ่อ) comes back with a young new wife (แม่ใหม่). His father visits her in Hong Kong and they go to visit seaside. Robbers including a young man called Lak (Sombat Methanee) steal their belongings. Ratom sympathizes with Lak as both of them have a sad life. Lak can sing well and protects her against the other bad ruffians. Her mother kills herself due her treacherous husband so Ratom has to sing again in bars. This movie shows old Hong Kong with Kwun Tung police station, rickshaws, old double decker buses, chinese dresses cheongsam, Aberdeen. Her father is not happy that she stays with Lak so he brings her to Laos. Lak decides to follow her. This movie features numerous songs including molam and foreign songs. The movie mixes romance and action. Lak has to rescue her from a camp located in the jungle. The father and soldiers chase them. There is some inconsistency as from Laos, they can reach rapidly the sea! The father succeeds to catch Lak but the soldiers decide to kill both Lak and the father. Finally they can all escape and love between Ratom and Lak can finally become true.

แม่ย่านาง
แม่ย่านาง

Year: 1970

Thai title: แม่ย่านาง
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Neramit

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sor Asanajinda,Sithao Petcharoen,Lor Tok,Preuhat Boonlong,Rong Kaomulkadee
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Sopha Sataporn,Kaenjai Meenakanit

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แม่ย่านาง is a 1970 movie in VCD format featuring a still colorful picture and lasting 1h54mn. An additional 30mn reel (the reel number 2) is available through a Thai collector. Young lady Prang (Sopha Sataporn) is waiting for Jiaw (เด็กวัด) to give alms (ตักบาตร) to the monks but he doesn't come today. Jiaw (Mitr Chaibancha) is a temple boy with a kind heart (ใจบุญ) so seeing Jom and his friends trying to steal money donated to the temple, he tries to prevent them to rob money to buy alcohol. Unfortunately he gets accused by Jom so the abbot believes he is the robber. Jiaw is chased from the temple. He decides to sell food (ขายของ) with his two friends by navigating on a boat on river and canals. A mysterious spirit Mae Ya Nang (ผีหลอก) (Pissamai Wilaisak) on the boat bow helps them to get business. Jae (Kaenjai Meenakanit), a shop vendor, likes Jiaw a lot but he is not interested. Sithao Petcharoen has issues with his wife as she doesn’t accept he has mistresses. Prang is seen as a young sister (น้องสาว) only by Jiaw. Jiaw seems to love his boat more than anything else despite strong interest from Jae and Prang. Jae is under a charm (ถูกเสน่ห์). A local villager has recruited a black magician (Lor Tok)(หมอผี) to make a love philter to seduce Jae. As uncle Man (พฤหัส บุญหลง - Preuhat Boonlong) breaks the spell, the black magician tries to kill uncle Man. As it fails, he sends Jom and his team protected by magic tattoos. Once again the spirit Mae Ya Nang (แม่ย่านางเรือ) protects Jiaw. In a previous life, the mysterious lady and Jiaw knew each other. The mysterious lady was a princess (ลูกหญิง). As the King's boat (พระองค์) was attacked by pirates, the King ordered Jiaw to take away the princess and to protect her. Jom, who was the head of soldiers, was treacherous to his King and killed him. Sor Asanajinda is the father of Jom. Before dying, Jiaw's friend succeeded to reach him and told the truth about Jom. Spade fighting happened between Jom and Jiaw. Jiaw won and Jom died (ทรยศ). The princess didn't trust the uncle Sor and asked Jiaw to organise their escape. Jiaw was split between his love to the princess and the love to the kingdom. The uncle Sor asked him to leave to preserve the princess. As he finally refused, he was killed by a guard. Knowing his death, the princess got suicide. Back to the present, the black magician sends Jom to kill Jiaw and the uncle Man. Prang and Jae are kidnapped by the black magician (อาจารย์). Jiaw shall avoid any bad actions (จ้องเวร จ้องกรรม) to hope being reunited with the princess one day. Jom kills the black magician as he made a love philter for himself to seduce Jae and Prang instead of doing it for Jom. Through a final fight with Jom, Jiaw is killed while protecting the abbot (in fact the king in a previous life) with his own body. Jiaw failed to protect the King in his previous life but in this life, he saves the monk. Jiaw and the princess are reunited in heaven. The 1h54mn movie is really great but the additional 30mn reel reveals additional details of the movie: Jae is upset that Jiaw prefers to sleep on the boat than with her. Jiaw helps to prevent a kidnapping of Jae. Sithao suggests Jom to visit the black magician to get spells. He is a bad guy always trying to abuse for his own purpose people asking for love philter. Through a sexy scene with an unknown veteran actress, the black magician makes a love philtre to seduce her instead of doing one for her to seduce back her husband Sithao. It is highly probable that this scene would have been cut on any VCD release. Seeing the power of love filters, they recommend the black magician to the villager trying to seduce Jae. As old movies were long, each actor / actress always had the opportunity to have his own long scene to please his fans. It is also very frequent to see Thai people onlookers in outdoor scenes such as market. It was additional potential customers to come watching in cinema to see if they were in the movie! The original movie features 5 songs but the DVD only features 1 song.

มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง
มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง

Year: 1970

Thai title: มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sukon Koewliam,Lor Tok,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Somkuan Krajangsat,Man Teeraphol
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat

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This folk-music movie is one of the most famous Thai movie. It run during six months in Bangkok and generated more than 7 millions baht revenue. It features 14 folk or "LUUK THUNG" (ลูกทุ่ง) songs. It is about a love story between a poor farmer and a young woman coming from a richer family. Movie fans from Nakhon Pathom, Ayuthaya and Singburi have been hiring at least two buses a day to take them and from the theatre in Bangkok. It was a winning combination of the most Thai popular film stars and folk songs of the time. "Mon Rak Luuk Thung" (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) has been adapted in many other movies versions (1982, 2004) and TV series (ละครรีเมค) (1995 CH7 with Saranyu Wongkrachang, 2005 CH7, 2010 CH3 with Jintara Sookkapat as the mother and Santisuk Promsiri as the local mafia head). This movie is part of the first 25 films heritage list announced on October 4 2011, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

ฟ้าคะนอง
ฟ้าคะนอง

Year: 1970

Thai title: ฟ้าคะนอง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Sorapong Chatree,Sukon Koewliam,Ruj Ronnapop,Surasit Sattayawong
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Pawana Chanajit,Chosri Misommon,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit

ฟ้าคะนอง is a Thai movie released in year 1970 and featuring main actors Chaiya Suriyun, Aranya Namwong and Pawana Chanajit. Thanks to a group of former dubbers performing with 16 mm movies, old reels with small parts of lost films were found in year 2013. Two reels (45 minutes) are left for this movie. The image and sound are quite bad but it is still an unique chance to see this famous movie in same lineage as ปราสาททราย (1969). A reduced version of movie ฟ้าคะนอง was restored and shown on Thai TV. Sorapong and Pawana take a bus to go to Fa Khanong pier. Sorapong Chatree, one of the most famous Thai actors with Mitr Chaibancha, Sombat Methanee, was still an unknown actor at that time playing side roles. Everybody discourages Pawana to go to Fa Khanong island. People are talking about ghosts... It seems many people died before due to pirates. Spirits (วิญญาณ) are said to be around. Chosri Misommon is playing Pawana’s domestic helper (คนรับใช้). Mysterious deaths happened previously on the island. People who take the job of nurse (นางพยาบาล) before Pawana all died... Ruj (Ruj Ronnapop) is playing a crazy disabled man (เล็นตุ๊กตา) always scold by the governess. Khun phujing (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit) is disabled. Her mother needs also to take medicine. Pawana is responsible to take care of them as a nurse. Khun Lek (Aranya) is Khun Phujing’s younger sister. During a storm, Pawana has a vision, i.e. seeing a hirsute man asking for medicine. The following day, Pawana meets Chaiya and believes the hirsute man and him are the same person. On the same day, crazy Ruj harass Chosri and Pawana. The governess scolds and beats again but it turns badly as he cuts the governess head! During this messy situation, Pawana loses conscience and disappears probably kidnapped by Ruj. The island superintendent Durong (Surasit Sattayawong) is hoping to find a secret treasure (สมบัติ). He has a relationship with Khun Phujing. Chaiya and Lek try to flee Fa Khanong island by boat. The superintendent, a few tough men, Chosri and Khun Jing follow them by boat also. Both boats capsize but they can all escape the sharks. Stranded on a small island the superintendent is willing to check the treasure again but also to catch back Chaiya and Lek.

อินทรีทอง
อินทรีทอง

Year: 1970

Thai title: อินทรีทอง
English title: Golden Eagle

Rating: 2/5
Director: Mitr Chaibancha

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Adul Dulyarat,Choomporn Theppitak,Krai Kanchit,Kokheng
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Khomapat Attaya,Yaowaret Nisakorn

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The masked vigilante crimefighter, called Red Eagle is back with Mitr Chaibancha playing the leading role. In this movie several influential people are mysteriously killed when they receive a red ceramic Buddha statue. They died of sudden fear. Somebody is also using Red Eagle identity to commit murders so the hero changes his mask to gold and becomes Golden Eagle. The mysterious organisation wishes to take over Thai government. Golden Eagle is investigating against this mysterious organisation in parallel of the Thai police. Trained in psychic powers by Rasputin, the head of the mysterious organisation kills by beaming his thoughts and visage through red ceramic Buddha statues. He can split himself into three images and can hypnotize remotely. He even put his heart out of his body into a vessel for protection. It is the first movie directed by Mitr Chaibancha. It is also the last movie in which Mitr Chaibancha played. Mitr died after falling from a rope ladder that was dangling from a helicopter. He was only 36 years old. Many Thai theaters paid respect to Mitr Chaibancha before showing "Golden Eagle" movie by placing a Pepsi bottle in front of a picture of the Thai actor. It was said that Mitr Chaibancha liked Pepsi. 40 copies were done for "Golden Eagle" movie as it was the last movie of Mitr Chaibancha. Normally only a few copies were done per movie.

กายทิพย์
กายทิพย์

Year: 1970

Thai title: กายทิพย์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chana Sriubon,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sukon Koewliam,Sithao Petcharoen,Krai Kanchit,Sawin Sawangrat,Ruj Ronnapop,Sompong Phonmitr,Pan Borapet,Op Boonthit
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Sopha Sataporn,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Sarinthip Siriwan,Khomapat Attaya

Thai movie กายทิพย์ was released in year 1970. The movie lasts 2h30mn but only 1h00 is left to be seen. Jaomanat (Sarinthip Siriwan) is Atibadi’s domestic helper. Jaomanat has two sons Phayoton (Sombat Methanee) and Pontet (Prachuap Ruekyamdee), playing a gay character (กะเทย). Atibadi (Chana Sriubon) has two daughters Romadee (Aranya Namwong) and Deuan Rung (Sopha Sataporn). Atibadi’s wife (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit), called Nimnuan, is dead already but her soul (วิญญาณ) has possessed Jaomanat. Three house spirits (ศาลพระภูมิเจ้าที่) are also involved. Two of them are played by Sukon Koewliam and Sithao Petcharoen. Krai Kanchit, a hairdresser, gets warned by Phayoton not to disturb Jaomanat anymore. Fighting in slum(สลัม) happens between Phayoton and Krai. Krai is defeated. Sawin Sawangrat comes later with more men to beat Phayoton but the three house spirits help him. สุมาลี ทองหล่อ, mother of Khomapat Attaya, wishes to grab Atibadi. Finally Atibadi takes Sumalee as his new wife. During the wedding party, Khomapat comes with Ruj Ronnapop but Khomapat has more interest in Phayoton. Sompong Phonmitr is playing a หมอทำเสน่ห์. Sumalee and Sawin visit the magician at the same time but they get teased again by the spirits. Krai comes at that time and meets Sumalee. They become lovers. Sumalee and Atibadi spend their honeymoon in Pattaya. Deuan Rung likes Phayoton but this one manages to have his brother Pontet taking care of her so that he can be with Romadee. Meanwhile Krai has seduced also Khomapat so causing Sumalee's ire. She sends Pan Borapet and Sawin to teach (สังสอน) Krai but they kill him. Upset, she also kills Pan Borapet and Sawin. Sumalee is feeling sad (น้อยใจ). Op Boonthit identifies that Nimnuan’s sould (วิญญาณ) is inside Jaomanat. A proper ceremony needs to be done. Sumalee wishes to interrupt it. Monks need to be brought. While the soul is about to exit, Sumalee prevents the holy water to be poured. She is struck by a lighting and dies. Ruj is ravaged. Finally Jaomanat can fully recover.

ไทยใหญ่
ไทยใหญ่

Year: 1970

Thai title: ไทยใหญ่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Dokdin Kanyaman

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Man Teeraphol,Dokdin Kanyaman,Choomporn Theppitak,Sawin Sawangrat,Adul Dulyarat
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Metta Roongrat,Chadaporn Wachirapranee,Jomchai Jarintorn

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Tanoi (Sombat Methanee) is a prince (ฟ้าชาย) living in a small kingdom at the Thai border. Some insurgents try to kill him. It is a putsch handled by Saenfa (Man Teeraphol). Tanoi has to flee by helicopter. Metta (Metta Roongrat), Koi (Petchara Chaowarat) and Tua (Dokdin Kanyaman) are three friends always together. As usual Metta and Dokdin are playing supporting roles (ตัวประกอบ) so bringing additional fun. The helicopter crashes but Tanoi has time to escape. Tua catches him in his fish net. Tanoi, despite being mistaken as a thief, finally becomes friend with Koi, Tua and Metta. A romance starts between Koi and Tanoi. Tanoi doesn't disclose his royal origin and is happy to stay in remote village (บ้านป้า). Yanee (Jomchai Jarintorn) through Choomporn (Choomporn Theppitak) wishes to buy Koi's land. Fond of Tanoi, she wishes to hire him but he refuses. Tanoi finally succeeds to contact his army thanks to the radio left in the helicopter. Choomporn is hired by Saenfa's team to catch Tanoi. The village becomes too dangerous for Tanoi so he leaves for Bangkok. Yanee and Koi have different mothers but same father, ie Sawin (Sawin Sawangrat). Yanee expulses Koi from her land. Koi, Tua and Metta go to Bangkok to live in the father's house but they are chased away by Chadaporn Wachirapranee. Aran (Adul Dulyarat) is protecting Tanoi. Per his advice, Tanoi has to wear a moustache and ignore his old friends to avoid any risk being identified by Saenfa. Koi, Tua and Metta identify him in a restaurant terrace but are disappointed when Tanoi claims he doesn't know them. Koi and his friends are sheltered by a nice lady, who in fact Tanoi's mother! Sawin makes alliance with Saenfa. Tanoi shall be captured or killed. During a dinner between Tanoi and Aran, Koi and his friends disguise to know more about Tanoi. Ruffians try to kill him. Yanee just puts sleeping medicine instead of poison as she loves secretly Tanoi. So Koi and his friends can rescue Tanoi on time. Yukol, Tanoi's younger brother, also loves Koi. In Mae Sai, Pa discloses to Koi that Tanoi is her son. Meanwhile Tanoi tries to regain power. Sawin is killed. Despite strong resistance, Saenfa's soldiers are defeated. Finally Tanoi marries Koi after a last minute suspense and misunderstanding as she believes she is not high ranking enough for a prince. The DVD is based on different sets of movie reels. The 16mm part is in very good condition and is still colorful. The movie features a few songs recorded in 35mm format but the damaged image is in red color only. But it is still original songs despite some cracking in the sound. Two movies were released by Dokdin Kanyaman, ie ไทยใหญ่ in 1970 and ไทยน้อย in 1969. For movie ไทยใหญ่ featuring Sombat Methanee hanging to a rope attached to a helicopter, extra precaution were taken to avoid same tragic accident as Mitr Chaibancha. As Mitr Chaibancha died, director Dokdin Kanyaman started to use Sombat Methanee as main favorite actor.

คู่สร้าง
คู่สร้าง

Year: 1970

Thai title: คู่สร้าง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Neramit

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sukon Koewliam,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Lor Tok,Adinan Singhiran,Somkuan Krajangsat,Adul Dulyarat
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Metta Roongrat,Chosri Misommon

Thai movie คู่สร้าง was released in year 1970. It features Mitr Chaibancha as main actor and Pissamai Wilaisak as main actress. Other actors are Sukon Koewliam, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Lor Tok as medium (หมอไสยศาสตร์), Adinan Singhiran, Somkuan Krajangsat, Metta Roongrat, Chosri Misommon, Adul Dulyarat. The movie is lost in Thailand but a trailer of four minutes remains to be seen. Various short sequences show Pissamai being kidnapped by Mitr, some hill tribes, some shootings, Mitr angry with Prachuap and fighting with him. Director is Neramit. A summary of the movie is still available in old Thai stars magazines. Pissamai is playing Napalai, brave young lady. Fifteen years ago, Napalai was a princess from a small kingdom in North of Thailand. Her father, i.e. the King, was killed by ruffians. Those ruffians were never arrested. One day, an injured man (Prince Phumintara) gets cured by Napalai and he gives her a gem as reward. This gem belonged previously to Napalai’s father so it could help to find those ruffians and get revenge. Mitr is playing Prince Phumintara. Phumintara is the son of the man, who ordered to kill Napalai’s father. How will Napalai take revenge? Her mother suggests her to inject poison to her enemies. Will she be able to kill the father of the man she now loves?

ปี่แก้วนางหงษ์
ปี่แก้วนางหงษ์

Year: 1970

Thai title: ปี่แก้วนางหงษ์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Adul Dulyarat,Sompong Phonmitr,Sukon Koewliam,Thuam Thoranong,Daonoi Duangjai
Main actress: Suthisa Putnuch,Yaowaret Nisakorn,Kantima Daraphan

Thai movie ปี่แก้วนางหงษ์ was released in year 1970. The movie is lost in Thailand but there is a sequence of 5mn30s left to be seen. Main actor is Mitr Chaibancha and main actress is Suthisa Putnuch. Other actors and actresses are Adul Dulyarat, Yaowaret Nisakorn, Sompong Phonmitr, Sukon Koewliam, Thuam Thoranong, Kantima Daraphan (กันทิมา ดาราพันธ์). During the sequence left to be seen, it shows Mitr and Sompong boarding a plane, Mitr and Sompong discussing in an hotel room, Mitr talking to Suthisa through a door, a group gathering around a nun and performing a ceremony to chase a spirit away, funny scenes with a comic actor afraid of a talking skeleton, Mitr discussing with Kantima Daraphan at airport, Kantima talking to another lady and arguments are occurring. Thai movie ปี่แก้วนางหงษ์ is known as a horror movie. Mitr Chaibancha is playing two roles. Six songs were featured. The movie was also adapted through TV series in years 2009 and 2014. Actors Daonoi Duangjai, Sompong Phonmitr, Sukon Koewliam, Thuam Thoranong are playing comic roles adding comedy to this light horror movie. The movie starts during Rama V reign. The scene when Mitr is knocking at Suthisa’s door and talking to her happens during this era. Mitr is learning music with Suthisa’s father and finally he marries Suthisa. Later on, Mitr marries another lady causing Suthisa’s sadness. But she still needs to play music. Suthisa plays music flute (ปี่แก้ว) until a blood vessel breaks in her neck. Mitr realizes his mistake but it is too late as Suthisa is already dead. On the way to Bangkok, the spirit of Suthisa appears causing fear to Mitr. He dies while jumping from a boat. The movie jumps to modern times. Mitr is now a rich man’s son, who is back after overseas studies. It can be seen through the sequence where Mitr is boarding a plane. Mitr is back to his house, where the spirit of Suthisa is still waiting for him. Love happens between a human and a spirit. It causes fear to all people around.

แม่นาคพระนคร
แม่นาคพระนคร

Year: 1970

Thai title: แม่นาคพระนคร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sompong Phonmitr,Sukon Koewliam,Op Boonthit,Songthong
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Sisala Thongtara,Kingdao Daranee,Chosri Misommon,Yaowaret Nisakorn

Thai movie แม่นาคพระนคร was released in year 1970. The movie is lost in Thailand but the movie is still available at the Thai Film Archives in Nakhon Pathom. Main actor is Mitr Chaibancha and main actress is Aranya Namwong. Other actors and actresses are Sukon Koewliam, Sompong Phonmitr, Mom Chan Phuangwan, Sisala Thongtara, Kingdao Daranee Op Boonthit, Chosri Misommon, Yaowaret Nisakorn, Songthong. Most of them are comic actors / actresses. So this 1970 version is more comic oriented (หนังผีตลก) than horror oriented. In this 1970 version, Nak also extends her hand but not to catch a lemon falling from the kitchen but to save somebody falling froma building. Mitr is playing Mak (มาก) and Aranya is playing Nak (นาค). The movie is taking place nowadays. Nak is hurt by a car driven by Doctor Mak, who is the reincarnation of soldier Mak from last century! The movie is lasting 145 minutes. The story is still available through old Thai magazines also.

อีสาวบ้านไร่
อีสาวบ้านไร่

Year: 1970

Thai title: อีสาวบ้านไร่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chat Mongkolchai,Anucha Ratanaman,Choomporn Theppitak,Adinan Singhiran,Chanee Yotchai,Sithao Petcharoen,Kokheng,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Prim Praphaporn,Khomapat Attaya,Marasri Isarangkul

Thai movie อีสาวบ้านไร่ was released in year 1970. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 15 minutes remains to be seen. It is a 16mm format movie so no sound is available as it requires live dubbing. A remake was released in year 1983 featuring Sorapong Chatree and Piyamas Monayakol. This movie is also lost except a trailer. Other actors and actresses include Chat Mongkolchai, Anucha Ratanaman, Prim Praphaporn, Choomporn Theppitak, Khomapat Attaya, Adinan Singhiran, โดม สิงห์โมฬี, Chanee Yotchai, Marasri Isarangkul, สาวิตรี สุวรรณจิต, เทิด, Sithao Petcharoen, Kokheng, เสนอ โกมารชุน, Sukon Koewliam. The summary is as below. Aranya is Sarinee. Her nickname is Isao (อีสาว). Sombat is Jainum. Sarinee is the land owner's daughter. Her father gets killed by the neighbour Virawilai (วรวิไล) as he refuses to sell his land. She replaces her father but her staff continues to get annoyed by the ruffians. Jainum gets hired and becomes part of the staff of Sarinee. He gives a tough lesson to the ruffians and is now responsible of the cows in the ranch. Jainum investigates on Sarinee’s father death. He finds that those responsible of the murder want to build a runway for planes to bring weapons illegally inside Thailand. Love emerges between Jainum and Sarinee. Owner of ranch Virawilai tries to kidnap Sarinee to force her to transfer her land. While trying to help, Jainum is also captured but hopefully Thai police is coming behind. Ruffians flee in the mountain but Jainum follows them up in order to release Sarinee. The remaining left sequence is certainly happening in the middle of the film. Various scenes can be seen. Choomporn Theppitak is talking on a bed to a lady. Choomporn is a singer in a high end club. Sithao Petcharoen, Sukon Koewliam and two other men try to enter at nighttime in a women's dormitory. They are discovered, beaten and chased away by Prim Praphaporn. Aranya Namwong is meeting Adinan Singhiran in the countryside. He is giving her a letter. She is missing Sombat Methanee. Sombat is with Sukon Koewliam. Two ruffians including Chanee Yotchai kills a man (probably Sarinee's father) in cold blood. A four minutes trailer is also available. Additional scenes can be seen such as Chanee Yotchai trying to recover Sombat Methanee with rocks thanks to a bulldozer, various fightings involving Sombat Methanee or Aranya Namwong, Anucha Ratanaman kidnapping Aranya Namwong, Sombat Methanee fighting with Anucha Ratanaman in order to release Aranya...

7 สิงห์คืนถิ่น
7 สิงห์คืนถิ่น

Year: 1970

Thai title: 7 สิงห์คืนถิ่น
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Choomporn Theppitak,Krai Kanchit,Chanee Yotchai
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Metta Roongrat

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Thai movie 7 สิงห์คืนถิ่น was released in year 1970. Saeng Rawee (แสงระวี)(Metta Roongrat), young lady, just weds with Sing's father but she still tries to seduce the son Sing (สิงห์) (Mitr Chaibancha). The father blames his son (ลูกอกตัญญู) and decides to break the relationship with him (เลิกเป็นลูกพ่อกัน). Saeng Rawee has another lover called Kam Maen (คำแมน), who is the local ruffians leader (ดินแดนอิทธิพล). Seua (เสือ)(สมชาย ศรีภูมิ) is Sing's younger brother and becomes a bad guy under Kam Maen's guidance. Finally the father dies and legates everything to Sing. Saeng Rawee and Kam Maen try everything to destroy the testament (พินัยกรรม). Ruffians ask for the testament from doctor Phan. As he fights back he is shot dead and his wife is kidnapped. Phum Reun (ภุมริน), a friend, informs Sing regarding the latest news regarding his father's death, the doctor death and his young brother becoming a bad guy (โจร). Doctor (หมอ) Phan was his friend so Sing needs to go home to investigate who killed him. Sing gathers 7 friends to fight back against Kam Maen. One of them is Dokrak (ดอกรัก)(Choomporn Theppitak). Doktoi (ดอกเตย), owner of a local bar, recruits Dokrak, good singer, as he protects her versus ruffians led by Chanee Yotchai. Doktoi is Kam Maen's minor wife but there is no real love so she provides useful information to Dokrak. Sing and his friends prepare a plan. Seua, Sing's young brother, drinks heavily. Sing wants to bring him back to the right path (สายเลือดเดียวกัน). The two brothers fight as Sing doesn't want his brother Seua to become a bad guy. Ruffians would like to get the whole money so push the two brothers against each other. Sing meets Thaephee (Petchara Chaowara), who is a teacher inside the village. Sing's team eliminates one ruffians team. But Sing is then kidnapped. Seua plans to help his brother by exchanging Sing versus Kam Maen's daughter Vick. Kam Maen sells weapons and bombs to reds insurrection in order to use for rebellion against Thai government. He is a traitor (ขายชาติ). Kam Maen needs the testament to get more money to buy weapons. He tortures Sing to know the truth. Thae Phee is ready to everything (ยอมเป็นเมีย) to avoid Sing to become blind. But hopefully his friends can help and free him. The movie finishes with various shootings in which Sing's friends die, Seua dies and Sarawee dies by saving Sing's life against Kam Maen. Villagers are fighting against the traitors and the Thai flag is shown as the final image. The reds menace was present during decade 1960s in Northeastern region of Thailand. So such films were part of governmental propaganda. The movie is more than 2 hours and 20 minutes long. Some parts of the movie are missing and have been cut. Either they were in bad condition or Lepso Studio has to cut the movie to fit into a limited VCD format. There is no more original soundtrack as it is a 16mm movie. It is too bad as original songs are lost. Movie colors are wiped out.

วิญญาณดอกประดู่
วิญญาณดอกประดู่

Year: 1970

Thai title: วิญญาณดอกประดู่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Adul Dulyarat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Tat Ekathat,Somkuan Krajangsat,Tawan Siriwat,Lor Tok,Preuhat Boonlong,Joomjim Khemlek
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Sopha Sataporn,Metta Roongrat

Thai movie วิญญาณดอกประดู่ was released in year 1970. It features Mitr Chaibancha as main actor and Petchara Chaowarat as main actress. Other actors and actresses include Sopha Sataporn, Adul Dulyarat, Metta Roongrat, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Tat Ekathat, Somkuan Krajangsat, พูนสวัสดิ์, ทานฑัต, Joomjim Khemlek, Tawan Siriwat, โขน, Preuhat Boonlong, Lor Tok. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of four minutes remains to be seen. The sequence shows the opening sequence of the movie with the title and credits. The sequence also shows Tawan Siriwat holding a machine gun. It then also features some fightings between soldiers. Except Tawan Siriwat, no other actors or actresses can be seen in the left sequences. Some still pictures show Mitr Chaibancha wearing a soldier uniform. It is certainly a nationalist movie.

สิงห์สาวเสือ
สิงห์สาวเสือ

Year: 1970

Thai title: สิงห์สาวเสือ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Sithao Petcharoen,Sukon Koewliam,Chana Sriubon
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat

Sing Sao Seua or สิงห์สาวเสือ is a Thai movie released in year 1970. There are seven songs in the movie. Only 4 minutes is left. The extract in 35mm format includes the love song between Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong. It also just features the sequence where Sombat Methanee is shot by a ruffian. A short summary of the movie is still available. Chatchai (Sombat Methanee) is a police student in his final year. When learning that his father has been killed, Chatchai quits the police and goes back to his home district, Wang Phan, to investigate on his father’s death. Patama (Aranya Namwong) is the owner of Wang Phan market. Aranya is using Seuahan to do the internal police in the market as many thugs are around. Sombat and Seuahan become friends. The ruffian leader responsible of his father’s death is Sia Bu (เสี่ยบู๊). Sia Bu wants to have Patama as his wife. As she refuses, the ruffians kill the forest guard. Chatchai takes over his duty. Sia Bu asks Chatchai to stop messing around but he refuses. While Chatchai and Patama are singing their love in the garden, one Sia Bu's ruffian shots Chatchai and kidnaps Patama. Hopefully Seuahan rescues Patama. While Chatchai is recovering at the hospital, things get worse with the market being burnt and Patama kidnapped by Sia Bu. Time for Chatchai to revenge his father and rescue his lovely Patama!

รักเธอเสมอ
รักเธอเสมอ

Year: 1970

Thai title: รักเธอเสมอ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Charin Nantanakorn

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Taksin Jampol,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Adul Dulyarat,Lor Tok,Charin Nantanakorn
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Wassana Chalakorn

รักเธอเสมอ is a Thai movie released 1970. The movie is lost in Thailand except the last reel of the film, which lasts 35 minutes. The last reel is in 16mm format so it is mute as 16mm movies require to have live dubbing. When songs happen, the format is then changed to 35mm as this format allows image and sound together. It looks like a Western type movie and featuring 9 songs. Song รักเธอเสมอ remains famous and was sung many time by various singers. The movie features เพลงลูกกรุง. Sombat (Sombat Methanee) is visiting a police station to inform them about his friends kidnapping. Adul Dulyarat is police leader. Taksin (Taksin Jampol) and Wassana (Wassana Chalakorn) have kidnapped Petchara (Petchara Chaowarat) and Prachuap (Prachuap Ruekyamdee). Police is surrounding the ruffians. Police cannot attack as they have hostages. Shootings start and Sombat helps to release them. Taksin and Wassana try to flee. Adul is injured. Wassana is shot by Taksin as she tries to flee on her own. Petchara gives comfort to Adul as he is injured but her heart is split between Sombat and Adul. Taksin comes back for revenge. Following an ultimate fight with Sombat, he falls and dies in a hot spring water. Charin Nantanakorn produced and directed the movie. During a final engagement, Petchara shall choose between Adul or Sombat.

จอมบึง
จอมบึง

Year: 1970

Thai title: จอมบึง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Ruj Ronnapop,Tat Ekathat,Songthong
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat,Prim Praphaporn

Thai movie จอมบึง was released in year 1970. Main actors are Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong. The movie was lost in Thailand but finally a partial reel was found in year 2013 thanks to a teacher and collector of old items in Songkhla area. One reel lasting 28 minutes is still available but only a 7mn50s sequence can be seen online. It is in 35mm format as actors voice can still be heard despite image and sound being in poor quality. The reel was found in year 2013. Aranya hits Sombat with her car. Finally she accepts to take him in her car as he claims to be hurt. Prachuap Ruekyamdee is doing a massage to Metta Roongrat. Suddenly the car driven by Sombat arrives swiftly in their house property. Ruj Ronnapop seems to enjoy alcohol. Seeing Sombat and Aranya together causes a big ire to Metta. She tries to get back Sombat but to no avail. The director is Sor Asanajinda. The movie features 16 songs according to the film poster.

ชาติทองแดง
ชาติทองแดง

Year: 1970

Thai title: ชาติทองแดง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Adul Dulyarat,Chanee Yotchai,Choomporn Theppitak,Anucha Ratanaman,Sukon Koewliam,Joomjim Khemlek,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Suthisa Putnuch,Khomapat Attaya,Kantima Daraphan

Thai movie ชาติทองแดง was released in year 1970. Main actor is Sombat Methanee and main actress is Suthisa Putnuch. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 2mn14s trailer remains to be seen. The movie director is Phan Kam. The movie is a Thai Western. During the short trailer various sequences can be seen such as Chanee Yotchai hitting a man, a gun duel between Adul Dulyarat and Phan Kam, a fighting scene with Sombat against four men, Anucha Ratanaman flirting with a young lady, Vet actress sexy 1 and 2, a typical waterfall Thai movie scene with a naked lady swimming, a knife duel between Sombat Methanee and Chanee Yotchai, a scene with main actress Suthisa Putnuch. Other actors and actresses are Choomporn Theppitak, Khomapat Attaya, Sukon Koewliam, Joomjim Khemlek, Sawin Sawangrat, Kantima Daraphan.

หวานใจ
หวานใจ

Year: 1970

Thai title: หวานใจ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Charin Nantanakorn,Dokdin Kanyaman,Pramin Jarujareet
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Sopha Sataporn,Metta Roongrat,Sulaleewan Suwanthat,Namgneun Boonnak

Thai movie หวานใจ was released in year 1970. Sombat Methanee and Manop Aussawathep are playing the main actors. Petchara Chaowarat and Sopha Sataporn are playing the main actresses. Manop Aussawathep is playing one of his first roles. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 2mn30s trailer remains to be seen. Other actors are Charin Nantanakorn, Dokdin Kanyaman, Metta Roongrat, Pramin Jarujareet, Sulaleewan Suwanthat, Namgneun Boonnak, เทิด. Movie director is Sor Asanajinda. A movie summary extracted from Thai stars magazines is still available to be read. Five songs are featured in the movie. Three ladies (Sopha, Petchara, Metta) seem to love Sombat. As usual with 1960s and early 1970s movies, there is a mix of multiple tastes (หนังครบรส) in Thai movies, i.e. romance, action, comedy. Manop gets beaten by ruffians.

อัศวินดาบกายสิทธิ์
อัศวินดาบกายสิทธิ์

Year: 1970

Thai title: อัศวินดาบกายสิทธิ์
English title: Flyer and Magic Sword

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat

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This movie is a Chinese movie shot in Hong Kong and Taiwan. It is similar to typical Hong Kong Chinese movies around 1960s-1970s decades. it is the first international movie in which Mitr Chaibancha took part. Two versions of the movie were shot, one with Hong Kong Chinese star (กว่าง หลิน) as the leading actress for the international version and one with Petchara Chaowarat as leading actress for the Thai version. As Mitr died in an accident in 1970, an actor from Chayaphum province called Chat Chayaphum (ชาติ ชัยภูมิ) was used in order to finish the movie. Mitr also started playing in another Chinese movie จอมดาบพิชัยยุทธ (1971) but was replaced by another actor Luechai Natnat (ลือชัย นฤนาท). Lan Choo, her father and his guards are attacked in their home by a group of armed men led by another clan. Wai Chin (Mitr Chaibancha) saves Lan Choo (คู่รัก) but the father is left at his own fate. She leaves angry and then meets a mysterious man expert in blade, who declares his love to her. The two clans are fighting over a salt mine. Lan Choo's father stole the salt mine. He has issues with Phi Lun, the mysterious expert in blade, so the two clans decide to support each other. Lan Choo's father expects help from Wai Ching by promising a wedding with his daughter but Wai Ching refuses as he cannot forget the past. Lan Choo's father killed Wai Ching's father. Phi Lun is half crazy and a rivality emerges with Wai Ching as they both love Lan Choo. He has become crazy (คนบ้าฆ่าคน) as his mother was raped and killed in front of him. Following a fight between Phi Lun and Wai Ching, Phi Lun is defeated. Then the two clans make alliance against Wai Ching. Wai Ching is welcomed by the father, who organises a big feast. This is a trap and Wai Ching is captured. Phi Lun, who didn't die yet, helps Wai Ching to escape. Phi Lun helps as he wishes to kill Wai Ching by himself. Finally Wai Ching defeats Phi Lun again. Wai Ching flees thanks to Lan Choo and the two clans kill one another to get the salt mine. The movie includes flying acrobatic fights shot in Hong Kong's Sai Kung country park. It looks like a Chinese western spaghetti with a dark soundtrack similar to Ennio Moriconne movies. The VCD includes the international version so the old movie is in perfect condition. The VCD also includes 52 minutes of old damaged footage with Petchara Chaowarat playing Lan Choo. In the Hong Kong version, Chinese actress Ling Fan has the main actress role. This movie is also known under the name "อภินิหารดาบทองคำ" or “Hooded Swordsman”.

ดาบคู่สะท้านโลกันต์
ดาบคู่สะท้านโลกันต์

Year: 1970

Thai title: ดาบคู่สะท้านโลกันต์
English title: The Devilish Killer

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat

Devilish killer can defeat 15 men in a single combat thanks to his iron hands, strong kick and powerful nine ring golden blade. He requests a thunderbolt sword to a clan leader. The clan leader refuses as it is the Clan sacred sword. He sends his two sons Chi Wen (Chaiya Suriyun) and Chi Wu away with the sword. The devilish killer defeats the clan leader and its men. He is now looking after Chi Wen and Chi Wu. Chi Wen is also defeated but the godly beggar helps him to escape death and to flee. Chi Wu is also defeated but gets help from a mysterious blind fighter. Chi Wen is taught by the godly beggar how to better fight. He helps princess Ju Yen (Petchara Chaowarat) attacked by two ruffians. Love emerges between both of them. Her father has promised her to devilish killer. Aware of Chi Wen, the father makes him pass difficult but successful tests. He finally drugs him, disfigured him and throws him from a cliff. Chi Wen refuses to see Ju Yen again as he feels ashamed to be disfigured. Meanwhile Chi Wu meets a young lady miss Chow selling flowers in a temple. She is skilled in sword handling. Following altercation with ruffians, Chi Wu is about to be defeated by them but finally secured by his own masked brother. Chi Wen refuses to disclose his identity and trains Chi Wu to improve his skills. This time it is Chi Wu helping miss Chow in a fight against ruffians. Ju Yen also joins us as she hopes to get news of Chi Wen from Chi Wu. Chi Wu notices miss Chow has the same sword. Only twin thunderbolt blades can defeat devilish killer. Chi Wen takes the two swords in order to train himself. Chi Wu, miss Chow and Ju Yen defy the devilish killer. Will Chi Wen join them on time? They are finally defeated despite using tricks such as armor or water to extinguish fire bombs. Chi Wen arrives on time to defeat the devilish killer thanks to the twin thunderbolt blades. They are finally all safe and Chi Wen's face is restored thanks to his master. This Taiwanese movie 活閻王 was supposed to feature Thai famous actor Mitr Chaibancha but following his sudden death in 1970, he was finally replaced by Chaiya Suriyun. Mitr Chaibancha went to Hong Kong to play in three Wuxia films in his last year. But only "Flyer and Magic Sword" was completed. "Sword of Emei", "The Tiger and the Dragon" and “The Devilish Killer” were finished with other leading actor. This movie is also called " L'uomo della grande muraglia" overseas.

ลำพู
ลำพู

Year: 1970

Thai title: ลำพู
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Cherd Songsri

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Choomporn Theppitak,Sawin Sawangrat,Lor Tok,Daonoi Duangjai,Songthong
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Prim Praphaporn

ลำพู is a Thai movie released in year 1970. 1h23mn is left so only three reels. Normally movies in decade 1960s~1970s often last two hours minimum. The picture is still colorful. The reels left are in 16mm format so the movie is mute as such format requires dubbing. Famous director Cherd Songsri is behind the camera. The below summary is based on understanding as there is no sound available. Choomporn (Choomporn Theppitak) and two young ladies, including Prim, have arguments in the market with local sellers. Few comics make fun of them. Sawin (Sawin Sawangrat), influential local man, is linked to Choomporn. Choomporn sees the comics during a fair and chases one of them. Petchara (Petchara Chaowarat) is dancing and wearing a beautiful traditional costume during this fair. Prim (Prim Praphaporn) is jealous of Petchara as Sombat (Sombat Methanee) is in relationship with Petchara. A few Isan songs are featured as singer is using a Kaen (แคน). The movie quits the countryside to the seaside where Sombat and Petchara have fun singing, playing unreal music instruments and playing in the water. Prim have arguments with Petchara while she is keeping her suitcase following her trip to seaside. Prim and Petchara are sisters? While Petchara is sick following overwork, her friends take care of her. Sombat is back from abroad. Prim wishes to become the official fiancee and to replace Petchara in Sombat’s heart. She organizes Sombat’s kidnapping but it fails. She finally drugs him. Meanwhile Petchara is kidnapped by Choomporn and Sawin. A huge storm is coming. Awaken, Sombat pushes back Prim and rushes to look for Petchara. People like Sawin struggles to bring their wealth with them but finally dies in house explosion following their greedy attitude. This movie is certainly one of the first Thai catastrophe movies. The movie includes real footage of a storm, i.e. Talumphuk storm in Nakhon Sri Thammarat on 27 october 1962. The severe storm called Talumphuk (ตะลุมพุก) devastated Pak Phanang coast and Talumphuk cape. It killed 769 inhabitants. Petchara falls from a passerelle during the storm. Sombat falls also during the storm. After the storm, many corpses can be seen. Sombat is looking for Petchara anxiously. She cannot be found. Petchara's friend blames Sombat. She is finally rescued by the hospital but her face is disfigured to the big delight of Prim. Petchara thinks about suicide but her mother prevents her. Sombat is still looking for Petchara despite her parents saying she has disappeared. Recognizing her clothes on a clothesline, he knows she is hiding in her parents’ home. She refuses Sombat's love as she is now ugly. Sombat promises to take care and to pay for hospital bills regarding facial surgery. Prim hires Choomporn, promising sweet rewards, to pour acid on Petchara’s face while she is recovering at hospital. He does so but does it on the wrong person! At a big party, Sombat is accompanied by Petchara back to her full beauty causing Prim’s wrath. The movie stops here.




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