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Decade 1980s

รักเธอเท่าฟ้า
รักเธอเท่าฟ้า

Year: 1989

Thai title: รักเธอเท่าฟ้า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Pen Pisut

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Tik loves a young man called Mike but Tik's mother doesn't like him. She wants Tik to marry Boonsot, son of her friend. Tik, being drugged on her mother's orders, is raped by Boonsot to force her to become his wife. The wedding day turns to a tragedy. Tik's father has a fatal heart attack. Boonsot is caught by the police a few days later as he is a drug dealer. So Tik's mother decides to become a nun. Tik goes to see Mike again but Mike already has a new girlfriend. The doctor, who previously treated her father, has also interest in Tik. Finally Boonsot, who escapes from prison, saves Tik from the lawyer Khanit, who tried to rape and kill her. Being arrested again, he declares that he has always loved Tik (รักTikเท่าฟ้า) sincerely.

พรุ่งนี้ฉันจะรักคุณ
พรุ่งนี้ฉันจะรักคุณ

Year: 1989

Thai title: พรุ่งนี้ฉันจะรักคุณ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Waruth Woratum,Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress:

This movie is a remake. The previous version was shot in 1980. A man called Non helps a woman, called Oon, drugged by a taxi driver, who wants to rape her. Oon believes that Non raped her and flees. Non loves Oon but cannot find her anymore as she leaves for France. Oon's sister meets Noon and is fond of him. Non asks her in marriage. When Oon comes back from France, many confusions happen until love emerges between Non and Oon.

ก่อนจะสิ้นลมหนาว
ก่อนจะสิ้นลมหนาว

Year: 1989

Thai title: ก่อนจะสิ้นลมหนาว
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Nardtaya DaengBunga

Pete, singer, and Noon, actress, are in love but don't often see each other due to busy schedule. Noon introduces to Pete her younger student sister. Noon also meets a doctor during a short stay in a hospital. Due to distance, their love fades and temptation is high. Will they stay together?

ปุลากง
ปุลากง

Year: 1989

Thai title: ปุลากง
English title: Pulakong

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Amphol Lumpoon,Ruj Ronnapop
Main actress:

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Khaem (เข้ม)(Amphol Lumpoon) is playing in an underground casino (บ่อนพนัน). He is a young man coming from a good family. His father has never time to take care about him as he is busy with his factory. The father is worried about his family name as Police often raids casinos but Khaem has no choice to find money (ไม่มีทางเลือก). The father is divorced. Khaem decides to go his own way and wishes to be a policeman. He has a good personality (บริสุทธิ์ทั้งใจทั้งกาย). Khaem is a new policeman (ผู้กองใหม่ ) sent in far South. He meets Toon (ตุ่น), who is a female teacher (ครู) in south of Thailand. Toon and Khaem know each other since childhood. Toon has come to far South of Thailand as she likes countryside life (ชีวิตบ้านนอก) despite harsh life (no electricity at night time, robbers). They were both sent to Pulakong (ปุลากง), which is a remote district in South of Thailand, where villagers are muslim and mainly speak Malaysian. Teacher Toon is helping the village to develop. She helps to resolve villagers problems. There is reminder that they are all Thai whatever the religion they follow. There are many robbers (โจร) and ruffians in the far south (คนร้ายไม่ชอบคนดี, สัตว์นรก). The teacher helps a robber Saliman but it turns bad. Hopefully Khaem can help on time. Saliman loves Noon also. He changes his behavior (เปลี่ยนตัวให้มีค่าสำหรับสังคม) but Toon sees him as a friend only. Khaem and Toon have love for each other but none dares to speak the first. A drama happens in the village. Toon's best Muslim friend suicides herself after an unwanted pregnancy with a Buddhist teacher. Shocked she decides to go back to Bangkok. Meanwhile Khaem is injured at the border. He is cured in Bangkok and a personal nurse is taking care of him. Believing there is no possible love with Khaem, Toon goes back to south of Thailand. Khaem follows her there and declared her love to her. This romance movie includes a few themes related to South of Thailand (different religion but same nation, help to local development, living in harmony), to people redemption (Saliman the robber can become a good man), to the family (parents to give time to their children).

ดิฉันไร้เสน่หา
ดิฉันไร้เสน่หา

Year: 1989

Thai title: ดิฉันไร้เสน่หา
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

Jenkila is a dynamic business woman. Following a business conflict, some adversaries try to kill her by throwing her body in the sea. Fortunately, a fisherman called Pukthon rescues her. Despite their social background differences, she marries him. Pukthon is entitled as company manager. But the fisherman is deceitful and flirts with many women. Disappointed by her husband, Jenkila has an accident and is handicapped. Her husband still continues to flirt and leave alone his disabled wife. The company lawyer asks him to stop his shameful behavior but he refuses. Jenkila lets him do as he previously saved her life. Finally exasperated as he didn't bother to stay with her on her birthday diner, she shoots him. This movie can also be identified through another name "บุญหล่นทับ".

เพลิงประกายเพชร
เพลิงประกายเพชร

Year: 1989

Thai title: เพลิงประกายเพชร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Pao Porapak
Main actress:

Thai movie เพลิงประกายเพชร was released in year 1989 and lasts 1h25mn. It is a full action-packed movie but unfortunately the transfer from 35mm film to VHS was poorly done. Main actor is Chatchai Plengpanich. Additional actresses and actors featured are มาริษา อุดมพร, ไพลิน พัชรา, ยีนส์ ศุภมาส, male actor ไวท์ ผดุงการ. Two ruffians leaders, i.e. Sia (เสี่ย) Boonsung and Sia Pheum, are destroying the local forest. The ruffians' leaders know it is a bad job destroying forests (ทำร้ายป่า) and against the law but it allows then getting rich fast. A man called เพลิงประกายเพชร is wearing an opaque helmet and is protecting the forest in Isan region while riding a motorbike around. He is also putting some posters to warn people damaging the forest. Hired by Sia Boonsung, Dot, a hitman, tries to kill policeman Moo Daeng (Chatchai Plengpanich) but shoots other policemen instead. Moo Daeng catches him and sends back the bones to Sia Boonsung as a warning. The ruffians’ leaders suspect Moo Daeng to be เพลิงประกายเพชร. Everybody wants to know who is เพลิงประกายเพชร. Young lady Duang Kaew meets Chat Chaiyaphum (Chatchai Plengpanich), unwilling to unveil he is a policeman. Chat kills three men attacking Duang Kaew. Moo Daeng releases Dam, captured by ruffians. Duang Kaew is his sister. Puangkae, sister of Sia Pheum, is captured by Moo Daeng's team and used as a bait (ตัวประกัน). The ruffians' leaders hire additional hitmen (มือปืนรับจ้าง) to fight back. Moo Daeng like Duang Kaew and visits her often so Pao Porapak (นักบู๊พเนจร) tries to trap him there. Soi is Sia Boonsung's sister. The hitmen storm Moo Daeng's base and kill many of his teammates. Meanwhile Wai (ไวท์ ผดุงการ) brings Puangkae out of danger and another man brings Soi out of danger also. Moo Daeng and his two last colleagues succeed to kill the ruffians but more are still left around a hangar (โกดัง). Puangkae breaks her lover’s promise to Wai (ทรยศ). Duang Kaew is taken as hostage by Puangkae. Sia Boonsung refuses to listen to his sister Soi asking him to surrender and flees to take refuge in Sia Pheum's home. Moo Daeng and Dam decide to storm the place. War weapons are used such as shoulder-fired missiles and M16 rifles. นักบู๊พเนจร shots Dam. Through a daring finale, Moo Daeng kills both ruffians leaders and gets his life saved thanks to Wai who diverts Puangkae about to kill Moo Daeng and sacrifice his life to protect the forest (รักษาป่า). Without people like Moo Daeng and Wai, Thailand will be a desert (ประเทศของเราจะเป็นทะเลทราย).

แม่เบี้ย
แม่เบี้ย

Year: 1989

Thai title: แม่เบี้ย
English title: MaeBia

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Passorn Boonyakiat,Apiradee Pawaputanon

Mekhala is a rural young attractive lady living in a old house. Tourists groups are frequently visiting the house to buy local products. Chanachol, urban educated businessman, is visiting the house and there is an immediate match between Mekhala and him. Mekhala is living with Pa, Lung and a little girl. The previous owners of the house and their child drowned but the corpse of the child was never found. Chanachol has the feeling that he already comes before in this old house. Chanachol is already married and have two children. Finally Chanachol has a liaison with Mekhala. A supernatural jaleous cobra is protecting Maekala. The cobra tries to send Chanachol away but Mekhala refuses and protects Chanachol against the snake. Phot, a local resident, also wishes to marry Mekhala but she refuses. The cobra sends him away. Phot comes back to Mekhala's house in order to catch and kill the cobra. He gets bitten and dies. Meanwhile Chanachon's wife realises that her husband has an extra-marital affair. She tries to threathen Mekhala. Still loving strongly Chanachon, Mekhala decides to break with him in order not to wreck his family. Chanachol cannot stand this separation and go back to the old house. On the way back, the cobra makes him fall from the boat and he drowns. It seems that Mekhala's previous suitors ended up dead and a new one is already courting Mekhala...

เพชรตาแมว
เพชรตาแมว

Year: 1989

Thai title: เพชรตาแมว
English title: Diamond Cat Eye

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak,Dam Datsakorn,Yuranan PamornMontri
Main actress: Thida Thidarat

Thai movie เพชรตาแมว (1989) lasts 1h34mn. Chai (Apichat Halamjiak), Chat coming with his daughter, Dam (Dam Datsakorn) are involved to catch a mystic cat spirit (แมวดำตาเพชร). They wish to get a diamond located in the cat's eyes. Some hunters fail to kill it so they are going in a remote mountain to catch it in his cave. The cat makes the hunters to kill each other. Chat finally gets the diamond and before dying, he asks Chai to give it to his daughter when she is adult. Years have passed. Kong Yot (Yuranan PamornMontri) is a policeman (หมวด) and Chai's good friend. Busarat (Thida Thidarat), Chat's daughter, is the real owner of the diamond. She was raised by Dam. Sia, older man, wishes to marry Busarat but she doesn't love him. Niphon uses a professional masseuse (หมอนวด) as a fake nurse to take care about Chai. He wishes to get the diamond also. But the nurse is thinking about a wedding being interested by the heritage but Kong Yot is around. Kong Yot hires real Busarat as nurse as he knows she is dedicated as he met her before in hospital. Three ladies now claim to be Busarat. One dies by falling in the stairs being shocked seeing somebody disguised like a ghost. Niphon (Kowit Wattanakul) gets blamed as he guaranteed she was real Busarat. Another supposed young lady, foreigner Natalie, asks for the diamond also. She is lover with the house driver. They end up in jail as identified as dishonest people by Kong Yot. Chai finally gives the diamond to another Busaba following nightmares. Chai wishes Busaba's father to be with her. Back to her province, gun shooting happens with Sia as he still wants Busaba to be his wife. Dam is injured during the shooting and Busaba realises she is the real daughter of Chai as she doesn't have the same blood group as Dam. Niphon and fake Busaba are lovers. Finally Niphon's wife, Niphon and fake Busaba kill each other due to greed. Only the real owner can keep the diamond safely. Busaba, identified as Chat's daughter, receives the diamond and following a dream involving the spirit (วิญญาณ), she brings it back to the cave. She can have now happiness with Krong Yot. A former version of this movie was released in year 1972 featuring Phairoj Jaising and Naiyana Shewanan. A TV adaptation through a ละคร was released in year 1999.

นางฟ้าตกสวรรค์
นางฟ้าตกสวรรค์

Year: 1989

Thai title: นางฟ้าตกสวรรค์
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Note Chernyim
Main actress: Ratree Witawat

A teacher is dealing with problems linked to a haunted house. A bad medium is using spirits to force the teacher to sell her old house.

ผีสองนาง
ผีสองนาง

Year: 1989

Thai title: ผีสองนาง
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Bin Banleurit,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress:

Phi Song Nang movie is based on a real legend in Nongkhai province. Two sisters drowned in the Mekong river with a treasure chest while escaping Vientiane during the Thai looting in 1828. They become ghosts protecting the treasure chest. They can metamorphose themselves into giant mystical snakes or พยานาค. A witch doctor is helping to rescue a girl, who has been kidnapped by the two ghosts, as she lacked respect to them. He succeeds to get her back and even takes the treasure chest after a fight with the snakes. The two ghosts hire two others black magic sorcerers to fight against him. The first one fails but the second one succeeds to neutralise the witch doctor and decides to keep the treasure chest for himself. He even destroys the ghost shrine. Finally understanding that the first witch doctor uses white magic and not black magic like the cheating sorcerer, they help in order to defeat him. They forgive the witch doctor for taking initially the treasure chest and the ghost shrine is rebuilt. Do good deeds, get rewards. Do bad deeds, get death. The shrine is located in a Thai Buddhist temple in Sri Chiang Mai.

แม่นาคอาละวาด
แม่นาคอาละวาด

Year: 1989

Thai title: แม่นาคอาละวาด
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Bin Banleurit
Main actress: Chutima Naiyana

แม่นาคอาละวาด is another movie based on Mae Nak story. อาละวาด means "act violently". While her husband Mak is away, Nak is going to deliver her baby. As the movie happens on countryside, it is still the old way to deliver babies. Nak dies during childbed. Mak is in Bangkok. During the funeral ceremony, a black cat jumps on the coffin. It is a bad traditional omen. The coffin breaks and Nak opens her eyes. All villagers flee. Later on, Master Dap has arguments with Sin, son of the subdistrict headman. Master (อาจารย์) Waen is mandated by Sin to get corpse oil (น้ำมันพราย) to make magic filter (ยาเสน่ห์) to use as a weapon (อาวุธ) to fight Master Dap. The master tries to get corpse oil from Nak but she cuts his head. Mak is going back home. Nak is waiting for him. She makes delicious food for him. The food is in fact rotten (อาหารผี) with worms but Mak cannot see it. Mak realizes that Nak is a ghost as at night time her appearance changes to a putrified body. He flees from home and takes refuge at Master Dap's home but Nak is chasing after him. Nak still loves Mak and was waiting for his return since her death. Lek and her father Bukan visit Pa Khanong district. Mak previously stayed in Bukan's house. Lek is fond of Mak. She is in competition with Soi, another village lady and previous friend of Nak. A new master tries to neutralize Nak and puts her in a pot closed with a cloth covered with sacred words. The pot is thrown in the river. Meanwhile Mak marries with Lek. A couple of fishermen catch the pot and free the spirit. Nak takes revenge over Sin and the master. Mak and Nak still love each other but cannot stay together (คนละโลก). Only next life, a new love could be possible. Mak is not happy with Lek hindrance. Finally Lek is too afraid and flees to Bangkok (Bad Bangkokian people syndrome leaving the countryside people). Nak entrusts Mak with Soi. Nak leaves on her own decision. Compared to other movies, no monk or sorcerer (หมอผี) forces her to quit the earthly world. This film is a remake of previous movie แม่นาคอาละวาด shot in 1973. It is a mix of horror and comedy. Same as many Thai horror movies from 1980s-1990s decades, it includes the classic chases when people run away from ghosts and the traditional funny characters (ตัวตลก) such as the big friend.

บ้านผีปอบ
บ้านผีปอบ

Year: 1989

Thai title: บ้านผีปอบ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Ekapan Banleurit,Tongchai Prasongsanti
Main actress: Trirak Rakkarndee

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A "Phi Pop" (ผีปอบ) is an evil spirit believed to possess a person to eat his intestine while also forcing him to seek and consume raw animal organs and meat at night-time. A birth happens in a village. Umbilical cord needs to be buried as "Phi Pop" ghost loves such fresh bloody food. The man, who was supposed to perform this task, is found dead. Villagers suspect a "Phi Pop" is responsible of the murder and they believe a "Phi Pop" is living inside the body of an old grandmother. The grandmother, called Thongkam (ทองคำ), is cured and helped by a young woman called Pla Pleung. Some medical students drop by villages and provide free caring for villagers. Khun Ret is the chief doctor. One night, while camping, they are attacked by the grandmother "Phi Pop". They are saved by Pla Pleung. The village head brings a sorcerer (หมอผี) to exorcise the grandmother. He hits her with a stick. Confrontation between the sorcerer and docter Ret happens. The sorcerer retreats. The same night the sorcerer is killed by the "Phi Pop". The village head's daughter has strong interest into doctor Ret and is jealous regarding other women being close to him, i.e. Pla Pleung and Ret's assistant. A hunter arrives in the village to get rid of "Phi Pop". Things get out of control as the villagers don't listen to doctor Ret anymore. Pla Pleung and the grandmother has to flee. The village head's daughter kills Ret's assistant as no ladies shall be between her and doctor Ret. The grandmother sees this and transfers her saliva to the village head's daughter, who now becomes a "Phi Pop". The grandmother dies but a new "Phi Pop" is now in the village and nobody knows it yet... This first opus includes a small budget (400 000 Baht), a mix of light horror, comedy and tint of erotism. The movie was shot in 7 days. Characters are similar to traditional theatre "Like" (ลิเก), i.e. the leading actor (พระเอก), the leading actress (นางเอก), the jealous girl (นางเอก), the funny and hilarious friends (ตัวตลก). There are always comic pursuits between ghost and actors in accelerated motion. This horror movie is dedicated for countryside spectators with a story happening in rural village. Bangkokian people are seen as outsiders and are not trust. They are well known to have seduce girls then dropped them. Pla Pleung had some concerns on doctor Ret. "Baan Phi Pop 1" was even shot in 16mm format so reduce the costs. Dubbing was done later in studio.

บ้าทะลุดิน
บ้าทะลุดิน

Year: 1989

Thai title: บ้าทะลุดิน
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

Four men bloodily rob a bank and kill all guards and employees. They have long hairs. They are part of a mafia gang. Ayu, a former ranger, is arrested when buying medicine for his sick mother as he has also long hairs. He is accused without proofs and beaten by the Police to get his confession. He flees from the prison with another inmate. They are chased by the police in the jungle. Two mafia groups also affront each other in the jungle. One group is lead by a young lady. She is injured but rescued by Ayu. Unfortunately Ayu arrives home too late. His mother is already dead. His teammate is in fact a covered policeman who wants to trick the robbers. The mafia group kills Ayu's family members and catches him. The young lady is the daughter of the mafia group's boss that got killed recently. She spared Ayu's life. Ayu is rescued by the policeman but he decides to take revenge over the mafia group. Similar to a a Thai copy of Rambo II, Ayu carries a huge machine gun with ammunitions over the shoulder. A butchery happens with heavy spurts of blood. All policemen are killed. Everybody dies including the mafia leaders and Ayu. Sorapong Chatree played in many serie B action movies in year 1989. In 1980s, action movies were still very popular and actors often carried machine guns in those films.

หวยเถื่อน
หวยเถื่อน

Year: 1989

Thai title: หวยเถื่อน
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

A man wons the biggest price at the underground lottery. But mafia refuses to pay him. He complains so much that the local mafia boss get rid of him and his family. But the son is back and ready for revenge...

เหยี่ยวพระกาฬ
เหยี่ยวพระกาฬ

Year: 1989

Thai title: เหยี่ยวพระกาฬ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha
Main actress:

Arong is head of local mafia. His team of ruffians is attacked by the police. Arong is injured but succeeds to escape. He finds a shelter in Fa's parents house. Fa is a young lady expert in knife handling. Fa is looking for the village doctor. Other ruffians (ชาวร้าย) are following Fa. They kill Fa's parents and Arong. Fa seeks revenge. She catches one and gets information on the two other guys. She meets a man called Ithit (Sorapong Chatree). He proposes to Fa to unify their efforts. Villager Thong also likes Fa and wishes to protect her. He has the funny role of supporting the leading actor (ตัวตลก). Fa wishes to take revenge without any help. The second killer Kong is neutralized but Ithit helps to stop other ruffians. Ithit doesn't like such persecutors (รังแก) so decides to help Fa. The three ruffians are part of another local mafia group lead by Kam (Rith Luecha). Rith Luecha plays the villain role as usual. Fa tries to catch the third guy. Kam's team tries to neutralize Fa but Ithit helps again. Fa believes police cannot help as her village is in a remote place so it is lawless. Villagers needs to help themselves against the dark bad influence (อิทธิพล). Ithit is in fact a police chief. Ithit finds where Kam is hiding and goes to get more help from rangers. Meanwhile Fa and Thong are captured. Ithit and rangers succeed to free Fa following an usual gun fight. Kam and his ruffians are killed. Many Thai action movies in 1980s decade include influence from Hong Kong movies and are based on revenge scenario. Such B grade movie often ends abruptly. Many B grade action movies in 1980s included Sorapong Chatree as leading actor.

เลือดแค้น เล็ก นกใน
เลือดแค้น เล็ก นกใน

Year: 1989

Thai title: เลือดแค้น เล็ก นกใน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Chaiyan Sorakrai,Krai Kanchit,Pao Porapak
Main actress: Pumpuang Duangchan

LepsoStudio also sells this movie but names it incorrectly as มือปืนสะท้านเมือง or 7 สิงห์แดนนรก. This movie is based on a real story. Life's circumstance changes Lek's existence and forces him to kill 12 men. A few village headmen (ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน) have a meeting to decide who will be the next subdistrict headman (กำนัน). Current subdistrict headman Liem wants to push his own son to be his successor. His son is a local police officer. They use bad influence (อิทธิพล) to control the subdistrict. Village headman Naparn tries to oppose. Naparn has two sons, Lek (Sorapong Chatree) and Porn. One night village headman Naparn and Porn are killed. Subdistrict headman Liem hire a hitman (มือปืนรับจ้าง) to kill also Lek. During the funeral (งานศพ), the police officer asks Lek to follow the law (หน้าที่ของกฎหมาย). Lek decides to do his own justice as it will be too difficult to find proofs against a subdistrict headman backed up by a policeman son. The subdistrict headman Liem and one of his son are killed by Lek, who has to flee. The subdistrict headman Liem's second son is not killed as he is a policeman. Liem's ruffians team asks support to subdistrict headman Sing (Kanchit Kwanpracha). Various intimidation and murders are performed by the ruffians team. Lek's family members or friends are killed one by one. They were innocent. Lek cannot remain neutral (เป็นคนดีไม่ได้). Lek has no choice than to exit from his retreat. He shoots a few ruffians. Then Lek quits the province to find a new job. He gets a job in a sawmill (โรงเลื่อย) in Saraburi. The boss is a lady (Pumpuang Duangchan). As he saves her from a log accident, they become sweethearts (แฟน). The ruffians find his retreat. A first murder tentative fails. Understanding that the ruffians will never let him safe, he decides to get rid of them (ต้องฆ่าให้หมด) to solve this endless situation. Lek prays every evening as life's circumstance forces him to kill ruffians to protect people he loves. Lek refuses to become an official hitman as he will not kill people who didn't hurt him. He attacks directly the ruffians' HQ. Sing and the ruffians are afraid for their lives. They ask help from another subdistrict headman. Lek and his remaining friends decide to raid his house to get rid of them. Police arrives to separate both groups. Believing that Lek is injured, his wife hurries up to go there and convince him to surrender (มอบตัว). After a trial, Lek and his friends are condemned to life imprisonment but are finally released after 12 years in jail. The real Lek was then killed by a hitman in 1993.

เหยียบเสือท้าสิงห์
เหยียบเสือท้าสิงห์

Year: 1989

Thai title: เหยียบเสือท้าสิงห์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Dam Datsakorn,Chaiyan Sorakrai
Main actress:

Thieves (ผู้ร้าย) plan to rob a bank van. Pen (Sorapong Chatree) asks 40% of the gains. During the robbing, Pen is injured and left behind by his colleagues. He is captured by the police but other ruffians come back to shoot all of them to avoid leaving proofs behind. Mot (Chaiyan Sorakrai) is a policeman wishing to solve the bank robbers case. Pen flees from the hospital. Montri (Dam Datsakorn) is the ruffians leader. Pen has fight with his former colleagues and get support from Kum, his old friend. Later on, Kum gets beaten by Montri's ruffians. Kum is ready for revenge over Montri. Pen and Mot are brothers (สายเลือดเดียวกัน) so Mot is dismissed from this case by his superior. Mot wishes to catch his own brother. Pen did such job in order to pay studies for Mot, his younger brother. Pen didn't study high so he had to do such illegal activities to get money to pay for his young brother's education. Ruffians kill Pen's father as he refuses to disclose where his son is hiding. Police head uses a policewoman to make Montri fall. It is a failure and her life is saved thanks to Pen and Mot. Mot quits police. A mysterious informer keeps giving hints to the police woman. It is Mot pushing for this case to be solved. Surat is another ruffians leader behind. Pen protects Mot from behind. Montri is looking for fake money and contacts Surat. Police, ruffians, Mot and Pen all meet during the transaction. During final shootings, Pen sacrifices his life to save Mot. Mot finally understands that his brother was a good guy. This end of decade 1980s action movie is part of movies, where Sorapong Chatree getting older has to share the leading actor role with younger actors such as Chaiyan Sorakrai. Similar to Thai movie เพชรผ่าปืน (1990), Sorapong Chatree plays the bad guy forced by life circumstances and Chaiyan Sorakrai is his younger brother wishing to stop him.

โคตรอำมหิต
โคตรอำมหิต

Year: 1989

Thai title: โคตรอำมหิต
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Somsak Chaisongkram,Rith Luecha,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

Thai movie โคตรอำมหิต was released in year 1989. It lasts 1h30mn. This Thai movie was only released under VHS format many years ago. It reminds of a Thai Rambo version. Phayu (Sorapong Chatree) and his men (ทหารรับจ้าง) are facing Vietnamese soldiers. They defeat them but have only three men left. Vietnamese army is led by Somsak Chaisongkram. Phayu is back to his village and helps a captain aggressed by ruffians. Those ruffians (กลุ่มนักเลง) attack his father's house claiming for a 20 years debt. Phayu is chased, gets injured and falls in the river. He is rescued by a villager and his daughter Surita (Duangdeuan Jithaisong). Villager Praka seems Phaya as a threat towards his love to Surita and is worried about enemy (ศัตรู) looking for Phayu. Somsak asks help from Rith Luecha and Chat Mongkolchai to find Phayu. Meanwhile three men wearing soldier’s clothes do a rampage in a village. One has same face as Phayu! Surita is worried if Phayu goes back to his village. Praka doesn't support Surita's interest in Phayu and tries to kill him by jealousy. Phayu’s parents and younger sister have all been killed by bandits (โจร). Revenge is mandatory for Phayu. The other man with similar face as Phayu is called Phayak and is in fact his elder brother. Praka brings the bandits to Surita's home. He dies while protecting Surita, who gets shot also. Phayak also dies. Phayu’s storms the ruffians’ camp. He places some hidden grenades on the way to his village as he knows ruffians will chase him. It ends in a bloody and deadly fighting.

รับจ้างตาย ตอน แลกตาย
รับจ้างตาย ตอน แลกตาย

Year: 1989

Thai title: รับจ้างตาย ตอน แลกตาย
English title: Employ For Die 2

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Bin Banleurit
Main actress:

Once again, Leu (Bin Banleurit) is ordered by his boss to form a mercenary team to stop drug propagation in Thailand and get rid of a dangerous drug lord, called Bad dog, protected by scores of tough men. It could be a "The Magnificent Seven" Thai remake. Six former soldiers join. Leu is reluctant to form a new team as all members died in the previous mission. Every new team member has a reason to join, i.e. need 300 000 baht to cure a sick mother... They go inside the jungle. They are on unofficial mission so even the police and army can shoot them. They are mercenaries (คนรับจ้าง) so they are employed for die. During the progression in the jungle two mercenaries die (through machete and acid bath). On the way, they help lost migrants including one lady with a baby. During the final face to face with the drug lord, all his teammates die. Leu would like to exchange his life (แลกตาย) with them as he promised that no team members should die. This is a typical 1980s Thai war movie with few interest. The action sequences are not credible enough. During the anti-communist years, movies with soldiers and mercenaries fighting in the jungle were popular. Most of these movies were low-profile, though some were popular as they played to the national sentiment. At the end of 1980s, when the communists were defeated, such action films faded. The movie lasts only 1h20mn.

ฟ้าทลายโจร
ฟ้าทลายโจร

Year: 1989

Thai title: ฟ้าทลายโจร
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chat Mongkolchai,Rith Luecha,Somsak Chaisongkram,Pao Porapak
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

Thai movie ฟ้าทลายโจร was released in year 1989 and lasts 1h32mn. It is available under VCD format released by Lepso company. It was renamed as ถล่มพระกาฬ by Lepso. As often with war movies from 1985 to 1995, it is very violent with a lot of blood to make it more realistic. Hanfan (Sorapong Chatree) and his men ambush a group of soldiers. By capturing a soldier, they can identify where the enemy camp is. Heavy fighting happens and many soldiers are killed on both side. Hanfan is the only survivor but he is also injured. He is rescued by villagers. Meanwhile ruffians led by Chat Mongkolchai storm the village. The men (โจรป้า) rape the girls and kill all inhabitants. Only two young ladies (including Duangdeuan Jithaisong) are left and are hiding in a cave inside the mountain with Hanfan. They help Hanfan but he wishes to go to the ruffians' camp in order to release some of his men (ทหารชุดดำ) held captive there. Somsak Chaisongkram is head of the camp and Pao Porapak is one of his soldiers. The doctor of the camp disagrees with Somsak's harsh methods. Hanfan kidnaps the doctor (ขายชาติ) to know where his men are held captive. Somsak, aware that Hanfan is still alive, sends his men to chase him. The soldiers find where the two young ladies are hiding and capture them. Meanwhile additional soldiers enter in the jungle but they fall in a trap. Only two survive and are captured. Somsak and his men torture the two ladies. Hanfan storms the place, releases them and kills Somsak. Hanfan releases the doctor but she is captured by Chat's team. Other ruffians led by Rith Luecha join them. The doctor is aggressed by two ruffians including Pao Porapak but Hanfan helps again on time. Rith tortures Hanfan’s soldiers. Disgusted, the doctor steals some documents for Hanfan. She is followed by Chat and other ruffians as they wish to track Hanfan. Fightings happen between Hanfan and the ruffians. They shot the doctor but Hanfan kills them all including Chat. Hanfan and two ladies storm the ruffians’ place to get rid of them. Severe fightings happen and the two ladies are killed. Similar to a a Thai copy of Rambo II, Hanfan succeeds to get a huge machine gun with ammunitions over the shoulder. All ruffians including Rith are killed.

คำพิพากษา
คำพิพากษา

Year: 1989

Thai title: คำพิพากษา
English title: The judgement

Rating: 5/5
Director: Permpol Choei-arun

Main actor: Somjin Thammatat
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon

Fak is a brilliant Buddhist novice and villagers expect him to become the next village abbot but Fak decides to defrock in order to take care about his aging father, who is working as a school caretaker. Fak is sent to military duties. When he is back, his father has a new young wife, Somthong, who has mental deficiency. His father dies of a heart attack. As Somthong doesn't remember her address, Fak pities her and let her stay. During a temple fair, she brings trouble by announcing she is Fak's wife. Fak loses face and is bullied by the whole village. After the father, she takes the son!! Some bad words are even censured in the movie by a blank. Stepmother (แม่เลี้ยง) or wife(เมีย)? It becomes the local joke and villagers believe she is Fak's wife already. Nobody believes him when he claims the opposite. Fak is a nice guy that can never say no. So he is exploited by the headmaster (ครูใหญ่) and other villagers. Somthong is half crazy but nobody believes she has a mental deficiency. She is looking for Fak (เห็นฟักไหม) and shows her breast. She gets beaten by villagers as she behaves crazily and is irrespective to elders (เกรงใจหมาดีกว่า). Once again Fak pities her behavior issues with villagers. Officials keep complaining on her. Fak starts to be rejected (รังเกียจ) by villagers. For New Year Fak gives to subdistrict headman (กำนัน) an envelope with money as tradition. The story highlights the corruption of local officials. It is time to cremate (เผาศพ) his father's body but nobody wants to join despite all efforts done by the father for the community. Only one villager joins, i.e. the cremator. The headmaster doesn't join also. Same as the cremator, Fak is rejected by the villagers. Fak starts to drink heavily to forget his problems as he lost face. Society (ชาวบ้าน) did bad with him so it forces him to change his behavior. Every month he saves some money from his salary and the amount is managed by the headmaster. The Buddhist abbot tries to convince him to stop drinking (อายคน) but Fak cannot fulfill his promises. If he lies to monks, then who can trust him? One day he wakes up late as he was drunk. The school children wake him up to open the school door and tease him as Somthong has fallen asleep close to him. He is cross and throws a rock to them. One kid is hurt on the face. As the child's father has complained, the headmaster forces him to leave his job (โดนไล่ออก). He has 5000 baht left with the headmaster. His only remaining friend is the cremator. People on the margins of society stay together. Fak gets beaten by villagers so his leg is stiff forever. Modern development through electricity arrives in the village. The headmaster's wife wants a television and a fridge. The headmaster uses Fak's savings. On one side those officials look good as they collect money for the Buddhist temple, on the other side they are taking profit on Fak. Fak has become a real alcoholic. Nobody believes him when he claims that the headmaster stole his money (โกงเงิน) as he is a drunkard. He acts outside the society norms (ไม่เคารพผู้ใหญ่). As Fak keeps repeating the robbery to everybody, he becomes a nuisance. He is caught by the police. A villager group comes to put pressure on Fak. He needs to show gratitude (น้ำใจ) as the headmaster is a good citizen (คนดีฯหายาก). There is a sad music to announce Fak's coming death as strong alcohol has its toll. Somthong doesn't understand that Fak is dead. Now everybody is afraid of her in the village. The movie is about people judging the others without knowing all the circumstances, about hypocrite people (ผู้ดี), who behave well face to society but badly behind the society, about how rumours and gossiping can hurt people. This movie is based on the novel 'คำพิพากษา' by Chart Korpjitti. Chart Korpjitti was only 27 years old when he wrote this great novel in 1981. Following the success of the novel, this movie and a ten-hour television series were done but both were award-winning commercial flops!

เทวดาตกสวรรค์
เทวดาตกสวรรค์

Year: 1989

Thai title: เทวดาตกสวรรค์
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Kiet Kijcharouen,Suchao Pongwilai,Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

Thep is part of a group of deities (Thewada - เทวดา) that comes to earth. Thep fails to go back to heaven. People in a slum (สลัม) are expelled from their home as a big company wishes to build a hotel. A journalist from CH8 (ข่าว 8) called Aep is showing the truth. Ruffians try to bring troubles but Thep protects Aep. Aep believes he met a crazy guy (เจอคนบ้า). As Thep has nowhere to go, he welcomes him in his home. Aep's sister, Kaew, is blind and makes flowers. Aep is having issues with a colleague, Watee, at the office. Other deities come to pick up Thep but Thep prefers to stay believing he is more useful in human world (มนุษย์). Aep is doing an enquiry on a kid that was kidnapped. He always highlights the opposition between poor and rich society. Aep interviews show real society so they are disturbing to his boss. Aep is worried (กลุ้มใจ) as her boss doesn't value his work. Thep starts to understand society hypocrisy (Good people – คนดี – only pretending, Charitable work – งานกุศล - is not only for those going to temple, do we value people only by their name particule – ทาน ?) Deities can be same as humans. As Thep is not willing to go back yet to heaven so he is helping Aep to do kindness (ช่วยทำความดี). Wattee and his boss (หัวหน้าผู้หญิง) are lovers. Wattee threatens her to nominate him at a higher position. An eye donation (บริจากตา) happens for Kaew. The donor is not compatible but Kaew accepts her fate. Meanwhile Wattee has no scruples. He dumps his girlfriend to pursue high professional hopes. He gets one video tape featuring a drug case but it is stolen by Da, one of the employee as it features her husband. She tries to protect her wedding and child as her husband is playing cards and dealing with drugs. Thep challenges the heaven that goodness should be seen before he heads back. To avoid bringing trouble to Da, the chief editor takes the responsibility of the missing tape. Things get worse as Da tries to get suicide as her husband has fled with her daughter. The deity leader tries to get back Thep but to no avail. Finally Da and her daughter are reunited. Through Kaew and the chief editor's action, Thep can see kindness on earth. Wattee is still jaleous with Thep and Aep. He sends some ruffians to neutralize them. Thep can vanquish them and Wattee is sent to jail as his boss doesn't support him (ตอบแทนความดี!). As Wattee is now in jail, it is time for Thep to go back to heaven. It was originally a Thai TV serie done in 1986 and then adapted to cinema in 1989. Another TV serie remake was done in 1998.

คนทรงเจ้า
คนทรงเจ้า

Year: 1989

Thai title: คนทรงเจ้า
English title: Silhouette of god

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat,Paweena Chareefsakul

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Thai movie คนทรงเจ้า / Silhouette of god was released in year 1989 and lasts 1h58mn. Kam (Santisuk Promsiri) is married with one kid. As the river near their house starts to flood, he has to put his livestock in a safer place. He puts them near a shrine (เจ้าพ่อ) on a land which belongs to him as he rents it. Villager Mek is upset as it is near a sacred shrine (ที่ศักดิ์สิทธิ์). Mek asks the spirit to help him to seduce Pagna (น้องพงา) (Jintara Sookkapat), daughter of Phujai. Phujai asks Kam to remove his animals but Kam refuses as he doesn't believe in spirits (ไม่นับถือ). His son falls in the water and dies. Villagers say it is the spirit's revenge. Kam refuses to believe and decides to cut the tree. Maybe due to insolation or spirit's action, he loses conscience on the first attempt to cut the tree. Still stubborn (ไม่ยอม), he finally attaches his buffaloes near the tree. One evening as a storm is happening, his wife starts to give birth but it doesn't happen well despite the local midwife's help. Unable to help, she asks him to pay allegiance to the spirit (แก้บน) to save his wife. Kam promises to be a medium (คนทรอง) for the tree spirit. It looks like Kam still wishes the tree spirit and the villagers to pay for the bad sins they caused to him. Mek's wife, Phayia, wishes to find a way to get her husband back as he is now fond of Pagna. The spirit tells that her real life love (คู่ชีวิต) is Kam and makes some filter for her to get back her husband. Finally Kam and Phayia become lovers. Mek, upset that his wife Phayia (พเยีย) often visits the spirit medium, suspects a relationship between them (ชู้กับเมียเขา) but is unable to catch them. He believes Kam is lying (หลอกลวง) to villagers, indulges in alcohol and wishes to kill Kam. Meanwhile Phujai benefits from the money given as donations to the spirit medium. The spirit performs ceremony to change people’s bad luck (สะเดาะเคราะห์). Phujai wishes his daughter to win Songkran beauty contest in order to be an "angel" (เทพิ) and to find a rich husband for her. Phujai uses a weak minded man to get rid of Mek. Kam's wife is happy being rich and doesn't care about the relationship of Kam with other women. Phujai is worried being accused that he masterminded Mek's death. Kam convinces him to hide deeply in the jungle. Then Kam selects 4 servants (บริวาร), i.e. Mek's former wife (Phayia), Phujai's daughter (Pagna), his own wife and the midwife's niece. All his former enemies are neutralised. This movie got five Thai cinema awards and lets the viewer still wondering if Kam is acting or really possessed. 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 2014, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

ครูไหวใจร้าย
ครูไหวใจร้าย

Year: 1989

Thai title: ครูไหวใจร้าย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Settha Sirachaya,Kiet Kijcharouen
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

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A new lady teacher (ครูคนใหม่) called Sawai (Jintara Sookkapat) is arriving in a remote school (ตำบลเล็กๆ) in northern Thailand. Veteran actor Settha Sirachaya is the school director (ครูใหญ่). Kampaeng (Santisuk Promsiri) doctor is an old friend (เพื่อนที่ดีตลอดไป) also working in the area. Sawai gives strong lessons to pupils not following school rules (มันเกินไป). Strong warnings are given against cigarette and alcohol. Wai puts to herself some strict rules to be a model for pupils. Kampaeng understands it will be almost impossible to have a romantic relationship with Wai as she puts her duty first. Kampaeng gets an award to go studying in Germany but he doesn't want to be far from Wai. He finally leaves convinced by Wai. Many years have passed. Wai is still single. Teacher Wai gets called evil (ใจร้าย) but parents don't dare to tell her as they are all former pupils of teacher Wai. Wai starts to realise what people think about her. Teacher Wai has often back pain recently. She has to go urgently to hospital. Many people around teacher Wai promise to change their behavior and wish Wai to recover fast. They all finally realize that behind her severity, teacher Wai is working hard to build good people. Teacher Wai finally comes back and is welcomed in the village by a huge number of students and parents. This movie highlights dedication of some hardworking teachers going in some remote areas to spread knowledge, Buddhist basis and putting school values even before their private life. Movie ครูไหวใจร้าย was shot in 1989 and includes famous stars Santisuk Promsiri and Jintara Sookkapat. Veteran comic Kiet Kijcharouen, always present in "BOONCHU" (บุญชู) movies serie and "BAAN PHI POP" (บ้านผีปอบ) movies serie, is also present.

กลกามแห่งความรัก
กลกามแห่งความรัก

Year: 1989

Thai title: กลกามแห่งความรัก
English title: Twilight in Tokyo

Rating: 3/5
Director: Toranong Srichua

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol
Main actress: Darin Kornsakoon

It deals about a young Thai lady, Waew, sent to Japan to become an escort girl (โสเภณี). Her parents are poor farmers. Waew is the elder sister and has decided to sell her body in Tokyo in order to support her parents and younger sister (น้องสาว). She discovers the sad life there, the huge debt to pay back. Anyway she supports her family by sending money back home. She wishes her father to build a new house instead of the shack, in which they are living. Homesick, she goes back home and discovers that her father has lost all the money she has sent due to unscrupulous investments and gambling (การพนัน), her mother has become a nun (บวชชี), her sister is partying everyday after learning that Waew is a prostitute. The younger sister's moraly is tarnished by living in Bangkok. Money has destroyed her family (เสียผู้เสียคน). Fed up by her family who doesn't understand and compassionate about her burden, she goes back to Japan. Disappointed by her pimp's selfishness, she kills herself. In 1989, the movie got Thai movie "best scenario" award (รางวัลตุ๊กตาทอง). In 1980s many Thai girls went to work as prostitutes in Japan so director Toranong Srichua wanted to show their fate through his movie. He went to Japan with a 32 people team during 15 days to shoot the movie. Even a Yakusa gang (แก๊งยากูซ่า) helped to close Shinjuku street (ถนนชินจูกุ) for 5 hours. Actress Darin Kornsakoon became famous thanks to this role. In 1980s, movies were shown in a limited number of cinemas in Bangkok. Toranong Srichua's movies often got only secondary grade cinemas but thanks to "Twilight in Tokyo" movie, the film was released in first grade cinemas and it was full at each session.

วัยดิบ
วัยดิบ

Year: 1989

Thai title: วัยดิบ
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress:

Four friends at university just get their diploma. Among them, the main characters are a young lady called Na and a young man called Panit. Panit's father is a policeman. He catches people involved in drug trafficking. He disrupts drug selling gangs. His son gets university diploma (ปริญญา) but he is late to the diploma ceremony as he is always too busy. Na finds a job in a touristic hotel but Panit is still looking for a job. It is difficult to find a job nowadays. Panit meets friends involved in drug trafficking. They want him to work with them as he is worried (กลุ้มใจ) and cannot find a job. He comes back home drunk as he tried drugs. Drug dealers are freed following a procedure mistake. His friends are worried regarding Panit's new behavior. Panit shares the same flat with his father. Panit starts to take drugs (ติดยา). Panit's father is strict. There is no mother at home. The father discovers that Panit is now addicted (ทำไม). The policeman cannot understand that his son with high education can be a drug addict (ยังมีความรู้). The father forgives his son as he is also responsible of the situation by being always out of home. The policeman consults a monk. Panit continues to indulge in drugs not only joints but also heroin injections. He becomes a thug. The movie shows how drugs can change people life despite high studies if parents don't follow enough and if meet bad friends. Panit's father is suspended from the Police due to his expeditious way of working. Panit's girlfriend is raped and killed by other thugs. He takes revenge and kills accidently one thug. Meanwhile the father is reinserted in police and needs to arrest the killer (ผิดกฎหมาย). Vina is sad (เสียใจ) as her brother is dead. The thug that Panit killed is Vina's own brother! Panit is more and more addicted to drugs and has deep crisis. Vina and her friends try to help but drugs have done big ravage. Friendship (เพื่อนรัก) is still here. Panit recognises his failures (ฉันผิด) and that his father is a good man (พ่อเป็นคนดี), who follows the law (รักษากฎหมาย). Panit was his father's hope (เป็นความหวังของพ่อ). He dies when his father was going to arrest him.

บุญชู 2 น้องใหม่
บุญชู 2 น้องใหม่

Year: 1989

Thai title: บุญชู 2 น้องใหม่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Sor Asanajinda,Kiet Kijcharouen
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

Boonchu is coming back to Bangkok to study. He is working part time with a family relative in the university library. During the year, Boonchu helps Mo and his friends to find money to support a remote village and also helps when the money is stolen. Finally Boonchu passes his exams successfully.

ปีศาจสีเงิน
ปีศาจสีเงิน

Year: 1988

Thai title: ปีศาจสีเงิน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Krailat Kriengkrai,Kowit Wattanakul,Bin Banleurit
Main actress: Penpak Sirikul,Marsha

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Thai movie ปีศาจสีเงิน was released in year 1988. It lasts 1h40mn. Malee (Penpak Sirikul) is working in a brothel. Bookham (Krailat Kriengkrai) sympathizes with her. Bookham discovers that his wife Chaba is having an affair (ชู้) with another man (แม่เลวที่สุด). Malee's husband Thada is only interested in the money she brings and do not hesitate to sacrifice her to take profit of her beauty. Thada is violent and heavy drinker. Malee helps Bookham to feed his baby called Duangjai. Thada is selfish (ไม่กลัวรอคเอ็ดแต่กลัวรอคอด) so he refuses to have a child. Malee finds an abandoned child and wishes to raise it (เอาเด็กมาเลี้ยง). As Thada refuses, Malee asks Bookham to keep the child for her. The child is named Maem. To pay his own debt, he even uses Malee as money replacement. Finally Thada accepts to release Malee following a last sum of money. Bookham and Malee educate the two girls. Chaba keeps visiting Bookham to get money as claiming she wants to raise her daughter Duangjai by herself but Bookham refuses so he has to give her money. Duangjai and Maem don't get along so well. The real mother Wilai finds Malee but the daughter Maem flees her and gets hit by a car. Malee has to work again as prostitute to pay the hospital bill (ความสำเร็จของลูกสำคัญกว่า) (ทำเพื่อลูก). She has to go with Yamato, a Japanese man. He finally marries her but dies shortly due to cancer. She has to take over his hotel and meets an ambitious manager called Somchat (Kowit Wattanakul). Somchat has a lover already, his own secretary but he wishes to marry Malee to steal her money. Bookham warns her but she doesn't listen as love is blind. One night, Somchat brings her in a remote bungalow. Some ruffians hit Somchat and rape Malee. Pictures to blackmail her and request for one million Baht are sent. Bookham is accused by Somchat to be the mastermind. Malee finds Somchat in bed with the secretary. The secretary asks for 1M to forget Somchat. Being an adult already, Maem (Marsha) is back from overseas. Her fiance is Doctor Bin (Bin Banleurit). Doctor Bin wishes to be a countryside doctor to help poor people but this is not the kind of life that Maem is expecting. So clash happens. Thada (แมงดา) finds a job as server in the hotel. Malee has to name him as assistant manager to keep his mouth shut (ความจำเป็นจริงๆ). She wishes to protect Maem in order that she doesn't know her origin. Somchat and his ruffians hit Thada to know Malee's past. Somchat asks for 5M baht to kept silent but is chased as he is identified as the mastermind. Malee wishes to marry Maem with Bin but she is worried that problems could happen during the wedding ceremony. Somchat wishes to bring trouble but Wilai tries to stop him as she will not let anybody brings trouble to the happiness of Maem, her real daughter. During the fight she is killed. Bookham shots Somchat. Then Thada intervenes by threatening Malee with a gun. He discloses that Malee is a prostitute (ความลับไม่มีในโลก) to all and so bringing shame to Maem. Bookham also shots Thada. Maem blames Malee but gets slapped by Bookham as Malee has done everything to bring good education to Maem (ตระกูลไม่สำคัญ ความกตัญญสำคัญ). Bookham ends up in jail. Bin confirms it doesn't change anything for him and confirms the wedding with Maem.

เหยื่ออารมณ์
เหยื่ออารมณ์

Year: 1988

Thai title: เหยื่ออารมณ์
English title: Victim of lust

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol,Apichat Halamjiak,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Pissamai Wilaisak,Duangta Tong

A middle age lady Tien (Pissamai Wilaisak) has two children, Yetha (Duangta Tong) and Takasit (Likit Eakmongkol). The mother is having a young lover Somrit (Apichat Halamjiak) so getting disapproval from her both children (แม่ไม่อาย). Arop (Suchao Pongwilai) is having two families, one with the major wife Oon (daughter Pim but from another wedding) and one with a minor wife Plaew (daughter Leu). Takasit has just divorced with Yaboot (Jarunee Sooksawad). Somrit is having diner with Yaboot. Somrit is a seducer (ต้นไม้หลายดอก). Pim has seen Arop with Plaew and threatens to do everything she can to break this relationship (ช่วยไม่ได้). Takasit, aware that Somrit is seeing Yaboot, asks her to stop this before she gets disappointed. Yetha also sees Somrit in a disco with Yaboot. She is worried about her mother (บัดซบ / เกลียด). Yaboot's mother sees Somrit with Taen in a restaurant. Both Takasit and Yetha dislike Somit (แมงดา) and are afraid of the consequences on their mother (ไม่ยุติธรรมสำหรับแม่) as she gets love only because of her money. Tien offers a business to Somrit but there is a need to spend a lot of money on promotion. Misunderstanding increases between Yeuta, Tien, Yaboot and Takasit. Somrit is claiming nobody understands him. Yaboot is confused between Somrit and Takasit. Who does she really love? Could she marry again the husband she just divorced? Pim declares her love to Arop. Arop cannot accept this but Oon hears everything, i.e. a daughter loving her step father! Those two families are in middle of serious love crisis. Oon is the traditional Thai wife forgiving his husband’s mistakes such as minor wife. Finally the crisis are solved. Pim decides to go studying abroad and gets pardon from her parents Oon and Arop. Somrit’s double game is unmasked as he asks Yaboot for wedding. The love story with Tien is over and Somrit is chased by Yetha (ไม่ลูกผู้ชาย) under a weapon threatening without any indemnities. Yaboot finally goes back with Takasit and stops listening to her mother. Morality is safe. Somrit remains alone without anything. The movie เหยื่ออารมณ์ (1988) is about love (รัก), separation (เลิก), appearance and society constraints, i.e. no divorce in older age, no young lover for a woman. A previous version with Krung Srivilai, Aranya Namwong, Sahat Piempongsan was released in 1975.

ทายาทคนใหม่
ทายาทคนใหม่

Year: 1988

Thai title: ทายาทคนใหม่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol,Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Naowarat Yooktanun,Sarinthip Siriwan

A father has two sons, one has taken over the business. He is heartless and strong minded. The other one spends his time going out for party and doesn't want to help on his father's business. His dream is to open his own business. They met a young lady living in a slum and selling flowers on the streets. She has arguments with the first son but becomes friend with the second one. The first son's girlfriend wants to push to get married and plots a plan to get the whole family heritage. A gunman wishing to kill the father is hindered by a samlo driver, who is the father of the young lady. Unfortunately he got killed. To show his gratitude, the father decides that the young lady shall become his daughter. Tenses situations happen at the house when the new daughter arrives...

คู่กรรม
คู่กรรม

Year: 1988

Thai title: คู่กรรม
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Waruth Woratum,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

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This movie is about the tragic love during World War II between a Japanese officer and a Thai lady. It is remake. Previous version was shot in 1973.

อินทรีย์แดง ตอน อินทรีย์ผยอง
อินทรีย์แดง ตอน อินทรีย์ผยอง

Year: 1988

Thai title: อินทรีย์แดง ตอน อินทรีย์ผยอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

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Rhanee (Jarunee Sooksawad) comes back from studying overseas. Her father is dead (it is in fact a picture of Mitr Chaibancha wearing Insee Daeng mask!) since many years but she takes over his duties by punishing and killing bad ruffian heads as a justiciary. Police inspector (สารวัตร) Decha (Sorapong Chatree) is responsible to catch Insee Daeng. Insee Daeng wishes to catch the heads inside the ruffians circle including Suphon (น้าใหญ่) (Kanchit Kwanpracha) and Lak Apichat. Suphon already faced Insee Daeng 20 years ago. Insee Daeng is fast and difficult to catch (มันไหวเหมือนพายุ). Decha uses one of the ruffians head as a bait to catch Insee Daeng. Decha doesn't shoot Insee Daeng as he has plan to use him as a way to reduce bad influence (อิทธิพล). Another trial to catch Insee Daeng by Decha fails. Meanwhile Decha tries also to stop organised mafia but without full success. Rhanee is working for Krissana, owner of insurance company and close friend of police inspector Decha. She takes opportunity to dispatch messages to the police through Krissana. Decha puts police woman Mot to protect Krissana against the mafia but he finally gets kidnapped. A 3M baht ransom is requested. Despite ransom payment, Krissana is still not freed and is tied to a railway path. Insee Daeng threatens a ruffian to get Krissana location. Police is warned and Krissana is released following shootings with ruffians. Insee Daeng succeeds to escape once again despite Mot’s opposition. Ruffians receive a new task to explode a bridge over Chao Praya river. Decha succeeds to put a microphone inside Suphon's home so is aware of their plans. Decha succeeds to neutralize part of the ruffians but Insee Daeng is the one stopping the bombs and killing the leaders. The bridge is safe. The movie ends with a nationalist image on Thai flag. This movie อินทรีผยอง (1988) tries to relaunch Insee Daeng serie but it lacks a good film directing. There is high suspicion that part of the movie has been cut by Lepso. Sorapong plays the police inspector with magnum 357 and dark glasses similar to many other 1980s movies he played in.

ไอ้ด่างเกยชัย
ไอ้ด่างเกยชัย

Year: 1988

Thai title: ไอ้ด่างเกยชัย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Bin Banleurit,Dam Datsakorn
Main actress: Ratree Witawat,Sararat Rumreuangwong

This movie is based on a real story that happened in 1964. A huge crocodile terrorizes a local communauty and wildly eats people (อาละวาดกินคน). A team of three policemen arrives including a new police inspector (นายตำรวจ). The crocodile causes again a rampage during a temple fair. Pornthip, daughter of the subdistrict headman (กำนัน), is saved by the police inspector. Her younger sister, Pen, just comes back from Bangkok after long studies. They visit a famous medium (อาจารย์). He mentions that the crocodile is possessed by a spirit (เป็นจระเข้เจ้า). A crocodile hunter is recruited and also a crocodile expert (หมอจระเข้) to get rid of Ai Dang, the crocodile's nickname given by the villagers. The crocodile hunter, Khun Sak, is played by veteran actor Dam Datsakorn. The subdistrict headman, the village headman (ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน) and a local rich Chinese merchant help each other (รวมมือ) for a reward to catch the crocodile. Jealousy happens between village men and the policemen regarding the subdistrict headman's beautiful daughters. Ai Dang (ไอ้ด่าง) is an intelligent crocodile so it is difficult to catch it. The crocodile expert is killed. Porn gives food to the crocodile in order that Ai Dang is full (กินอิ่มแล้ว) and so avoid any danger for the police inspector and villagers. The police inspector tries to catch the crocodile and puts nets in places but to no avail. Tot, local villager, comes to get Pen's hand but the subdistrict headman refuses as Tot is a rich but lazy guy (เรียนไม่เรียนไม่สำคัญ ถ้ามีตังค์ซื้อตำแหน่ง). There is jaleousy between Porn and Pen over the police inspector. Pen becomes crazy (บ้าที่สุด) and wishes to win over her sister (ต้องชนะให้ได้). Police believes that crocodile Ai Dang is dead as no more rampage happens. Pen pushes Porn in the water when she is feeding Ai Dang. It fails. Ai Dang is hungry again and eats a cow. Police management wants results. Porn wishes to stop seeing the police inspector as she loves her younger sister so much despite she did bad (ทำชั่ว). The two sisters are reconciliated. Ai Dang starts to eat people again. By using bombs and helicopter the police inspector succeeds to chase it and have it killed. Two movies have been done regarding Ai Dang crocodile, one in 1988 and one in 2005. The movie has poor Fx as the crocodile and actors are rarely on same shot. This movie mixes romance with a crocodile story based on real facts.

ทะนง
ทะนง

Year: 1988

Thai title: ทะนง
English title: The Pride

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol,Mum Jokmok,Panna Rittikrai
Main actress:

A soldier is coming back to the slum where he lived when he was younger. He learnt that his mother and sister have died during a fire. His father told him that a local influencial man is responsible of the fire in order to drive out people from the slum. His father is seen as a drunk man so the police doesn't believe him. The father is finally killed by a gunman. Having lost faith in police and in justice of the rich towards the poor, the soldier decides to enquiry by him-self. A traitor policeman is helping the influencial man.

เพชฌฆาตสีชมพู
เพชฌฆาตสีชมพู

Year: 1988

Thai title: เพชฌฆาตสีชมพู
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Marsha

Nin is a young lady coming from a rich family. At night time, she transforms herself in a mysterious executioner (เพชฌฆาต) to kill some mafia leaders (คนเลว). A rose is left as a signature (ดอกกุหลาบสีชมพู). The policeman Chatri is satisfied that bad ruffians (ผู้ร้าย) are neutralized but he needs to catch the executioner according to the Thai law. Nai Pratum is head of a big mafia ring (วงใหญ่) dealing with weapons trade (อาวุธสงคราม). Nin disrupts his activities. Chatri meets Nin but ignores that she is the mysterious executioner. Chot is Nin's best friend but he wishes to become her husband. Nin refuses as she values more Chatri (ผมจะขอวันนั้น). Nin gives hints to Chatri to stop the ruffians. Nai Pratum recruits two hitmen to kill Chatri. They only succeed to injure him. Nai Pratum takes his order from a mysterious boss (เจ้านาย). Nai Pratum orders to kill another mafia leader and accuse Nin by leaving a rose on the premises. By kidnapping Chatri, Nai Pratum forces Nin to reveal her real identify in order to save Chatri. The mysterious leader is Chot, the unlucky lover. As expected, bad ruffians are defeated. It is a typical 1980s action movie that is only worth due to a few stars acting (Sorapong, Marsha and Manop). Marsha is really a precursor of Thai modern actress Yanin Vismistananda in martial arts fight.

เพชรพยัคฆราช
เพชรพยัคฆราช

Year: 1988

Thai title: เพชรพยัคฆราช
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sorapong Chatree,Krailat Kriengkrai,Krung Srivilai,Tuanton Kammeesri
Main actress: Pumpuang Duangchan,Apiradee Pawaputanon

Chat (Sorapong Chatree) and Thanong (Sombat Methanee) are mafia members (นักเลง) and friends. Thanong is a mafia head (เจ้าพ่อ). There are always internal fights with other mafia leaders. Nancy (Apiradee Pawaputanon) is Chat's girlfriend. Chat and Thanong are dressed like Chicago gangsters and are always smoking cigars. Thanong's younger brother, Rut, is a policeman but he is not fully aware about his brother’s activities. Pen (Pumpuang Duangchan) is a nurse. Thanong likes her a lot (นักรัก). Thanong wishes to change his job but he cannot leave his subordinates (ลูกน้อง). Thanong asks Pen for wedding. A shooting happens during the wedding but none is injured. Chat escapes to Shing, who is now a traitor and wishes to get rid of Thanong to take his position (บ้าอำนาจ). Thanong, through a Typical Rambo 2 scene with big guns, wishes to punish Shing. Thanong is captured by the police following a rampage at Shing’s home and sent to jail. Chat needs to send Nancy away so that he can handle the situation. She is finally killed. Chat wishes to revenge her. There is a famous scene featuring a killing rampage by Chat in a restaurant with guns hidden in each flower pot. Three years have passed. Thanong is released from prison but he doesn't want to return to underworld mafia. Chat was injured to the ankle so he cannot walk properly anymore. Chat is now a car glass washer. Without their boss, Thanong’s men are wrecked (กูรอมึง). Thanong is accused of Rut's sister murder. Rut is upset because his brother is a ruffian (เป็นพี่เป็นโจร) so his management doesn't trust him. Thanong’s men including Chat are disappointing that Thanong wants to be out of mafia business (วางมือจากวงการ) and doesn’t want to give a lesson to Shing. Shing wants Thanong to be back in business as partner but Thanong refuses. Shing’s men beat severely Chat and also threaten Rut to convince Thanong to change his mind. Chat succeeds to get proofs regarding Shing’s illegal activities. Those proofs are given to Rut. Before fleeing, Chat and Thanong wish to face Shing a last time for an ultimate revenge. It is the last movie where Sombat Methanee had the leading role. This Thai movie is based on the Hong Kong movie “A Better Tomorrow” (1986) shot by John Woo. The scenario is very similar. It involves strong action and some comedy. Sorapong Chatree plays same role as Chow Yun-Fat. The movie is entertaining but the realisation is not as good as the one from John Woo. The end of the movie is very weird. It stops abruptly when Thanong is going to face Shing. Thanong is expected to die. There is unfortunately a weird movie abrupt ending.

ลำพูนแดง
ลำพูนแดง

Year: 1988

Thai title: ลำพูนแดง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

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Tongchai (Rith Luecha) is the leader of a ruffians team terrorizing the local district. Villager Tasuk is killed because he was on government side regarding illegal logging concessions instead of being on ruffians’ side. Tasuk and his family are killed except one of his daughter, Asunee. The subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Sit and the village headman (ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน) are also on the ruffians’ side. Sing is Tasuk’s son. He just gets released from prison and visits the Thai Buddhist temple abbot first before going back to his village. The abbot gives him a sacred Buddha amulet (Lamphun Daeng - ลำพูนแดง). But Sing needs to use it wisely. He goes back to his village but nobody dares to tell him the truth about his parents death (ไม่กล้า) as they are afraid of the ruffians. Before Sing had another sacred amulet (Lamphun Dam - ลำพูนดำ) but it was taken away when he was sentenced to jail. The ruffians decide to get rid of him but it fails as bullets cannot hurt him (ยืงไม่เข้า) thanks to the sacred amulet (ของดี). The ruffians visit the abbot to know if a sacred amulet has been given to Sing. Usanee is under the district officer’s (นายอำเภอ) protection. But proofs are missing to accuse the killers. The ruffians want to get rid of Asunee before she can meet her brother. They kidnap her. Police officer (ผู้กอง) and the district officer ask Sing to wait for more proofs but he decides to act first. He steps inside Sit's house and releases Asunee following a deadly fight with Sit. Asunee is shot and seriously injured. Sing now knows the truth about his parents' death. Police is now looking after Sing. They succeed to escape to the Police as the Buddha amulet makes them invisible. His sister dies as she lost too much blood. Sing wishes to seek revenge. Ruffians continue to terrorize the local population. Chiwin, daughter of district officer, and Sing love each other. He visits her for her birthday party and fails to shoot Tongchai. Sing takes revenge over the village headman. Tongchai starts to be worried for his own security. The ruffians capture Chiwin. While trying to release Chiwin, Sing is captured by Sing's ruffians. The police believes Tongchai is involved so enters his camp. Sing, thanks to the sacred amulet, takes profit to flee. Sing steps inside Tongchai's home, releases Chiwin and kills Tongchai. As promised to Chiwin, Sing surrenders to the police. Movie Lamphun Daeng - ลำพูนแดง was shot in 1988. Previous sequel Lamphun Dam - ลำพูนดำ was shot in 1983. This movie features sacred amulets. Most Thai people believe that wearing around the neck a Buddha holy amulet protects them from anything.

คู่แค้นปืนเดือด
คู่แค้นปืนเดือด

Year: 1988

Thai title: คู่แค้นปืนเดือด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

Don (Krung Srivilai) is always looking for troubles with ruffians (นักเลง) and hitmen. Most of the time he is drunk. Pot (Duangdeuan Jithaisong) is now Phayak's girlfriend (แฟน) but Don loved her before. Don is now married to Phaen. Phayak (Sorapong Chatree) (มือปราบที่จับตายทุกคน) is local subdistrict headman. Ruffian So is looking for revenge (คิดบัญชี) against Phayak as this latter put him in jail before. Amnat (Chat Mongkolchai) arrives with 20 ruffians in a restaurant. Phayak tries to stop their rampage. Don helps as the situation was getting tense. Don finds Phaen (อี๊สาวเลว) in bed with a ruffian. Ruffian So kidnaps Pot. It is a trick to kill Phayak but it fails. Ruffians see Don as a weak drunkard. Don also punches ruffians showing them that they shall not insult him too much (แมงดา). Phayak's responsibility now extends to cover territory from So. Amnat's ruffians storm Phayak's home and kill everybody (ครอบครัว) including Pot despite strong opposition. Pot is finally only injured. Phaen was aware but didn't warn Don. Amnat proposes a duel to Phayak but it will be 7 against 3. Don is severely sick due to alcohol but Phaen takes care of him. Amnat prepares a trick again. Don comes to give a hand. Don kills Amnat in a final duel but gets severely injured. He finally recovers. Don and Phaen are back together. Lepso VCD คู่แค้นปืนเดือด (1988) is only 1h16mn long so the movie was certainly cut a lot and so making the movie directing a bit awkward. Sorapong is wearing a north confederation hat.

พายุยางแดง
พายุยางแดง

Year: 1988

Thai title: พายุยางแดง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Chaiyan Sorakrai,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Rith Luecha,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress:

Thai movie พายุยางแดง lasts 1h26mn and was released in year 1988. It is available under VCD format. Captain (ผู้กอง) Phayu (Sorapong Chatree) meets Chiaw (Lak Apichat), a military instructor (ครูฝึก), and Priaw (Chaiyan Sorakrai), who is a pickpocket. Village leader Cheui refuses to sell his house to ruffians. Chiaw is his son but he didn't go back home for years. Palat (Kanchit Kwanpracha), subdistrict headman Chat Mongkolchai, Ai Saen (Rith Luecha), head of local ruffians, are working together. Ai Saen sends his men to teach village leader Cheui a lesson (สังสอน) but they finally kill him and his elder daughter. The younger daughter, being a teacher, promises to revenge. Priaw informs Chiaw that his father was killed. Chiaw steals some military weapons and flees to revenge his father. Informed by his management, Phayu has to bring him back and to silence this story. Chiaw steals (ปล้น) a car containing money belonging to Ai Saen. Palat (Kanchit Kwanpracha) has to get it back. In Thai movies, the mafia boss is often called Sia / เสี่ย. Ai Saen (Rith Luecha) requests help from corrupted police. The subdistrict headman is the one who killed village leader Cheui. Pen asks Priaw to stop gambling. Chiaw, Priaw, Pen and the subdistrict headman's stepdaughter forms a team together. Phayu asks Police head to give them time as he trusts Chiaw. Chiaw decides to get information from the subdistrict headman's girlfriend. This one starts to be very friendly with him (part censored or cut from VCD). The subdistrict headman Chat comes back and Chiaw is captured. He succeeds to flee by kidnapping Palat's daughter. Ai Saen is upset (อย่าประมาท). As Ai Saen orders to shoot the car despite there is Palat's daughter inside, it causes Ai Saen and Palat to become enemies. Chiaw hits Palat to revenge his father but Phayu and the daughter convince him to let Police do its duty. Palat tells them that Ai Saen a is preparing to betray his country. The team storms the ruffians’ den. Pen is used as hostage (ตัวประกัน). The movie ends up with fierce fightings. Palat and Priaw die. Ai Saen is killed. The two actresses are วาสนา วรรณวงศ์ and มาริษา อุดมพร.

ทอง ภาค 3
ทอง ภาค 3

Year: 1988

Thai title: ทอง ภาค 3
English title: The lost idol

Rating: 4/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Erik Estrada,Christoph Klüppel,Likit Eakmongkol,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Krung Srivilai,Rith Luecha
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon

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Thai movie ทอง ภาค 3 / The lost idol (1988) lasts 89 minutes. Chalong Pukdeewichit is same director as previous sequels. A company of American soldiers is lost in Cambodia in 1975. They face Vietcong attack. They find a Brahma statue made of pure gold. The company carries it and their leader Oliver decides to hide it until the war is over. He betrays his own soldiers by shooting them but one, called Kirt (Erik Estrada), succeeds to flee despite being injured. The leader Oliver believes they are all dead. Meanwhile Red Khmer soldiers led by Sorapong Chatree are still chasing the US soldiers. They shoot Oliver and take for granted that he is dead. Kirt derives on a tree trunk and young Thai lady Lamyai helps him. He recovers and decides to stay with Lamyai. Meanwhile Oliver receives a promotion, a US medal and decides to go back to Thailand. He meets Catherine, his girlfriend, who is a US doctor working at the Thai Cambodian border. Colonel (ผู้พัน) Oliver asks Don (Likit Eakmongkol) to build a team in order to get back the statue from Cambodia. Part of this team are Krung Srivilai and Rith Luecha present in previous opus but with different roles. Christopher (Christoph Klüppel) is also part of the team. He was selected by Chalong Pukdeewichit thanks to his impressive bodybuilding. 1M baht is promised for each. Half now and half when the job is completed. Another group is following Oliver also. They threaten Katherine to get information. To force Kirt to join his team, Oliver kidnaps his daughter. Kirt has to accept to lead them through the Thai Cambodian border as it is full of mines. Meanwhile Katherine is going to Cambodian side to help poor people per her previous promise to Sorapong. It reminds the real story of Phanom Rung lintel stolen during Vietnam war and given back to Thailand in year 1988. Sayan Chantaraviboon and Apiradee Pawaputanon are part of the Red Khmer army. Sorapong's men are all killed during an embuscade and Katherine is captured. The Vietnamese soldiers wish to know why Oliver is back. Despite being tortured, Oliver refuses to speak. Kirt tells the Vietnamese about the gold statue (เทวดารูปทองคำ). The Vietnamese leader (นพพล โกมารชุน) plans to bring it back to Vietnam. One Cambodian man warns Sorapong that this statue belongs to Cambodian heritage and that it should stay here. They attack the truck convoy and the mercenaries free themselves. Sorapong asks mercenaries to join his team if they want to spare their life. If they survive, they will get freedom. The Khmer soldiers and the mercenaries attack the Vietnamese camp. Heavy fightings happen as Vietnamese soldiers have tanks. The Vietnamese leader succeeds to flee with the golden statue through an helicopter. Oliver sneaks in also. The statue finally falls in the lake and the helicopter crashes in the mountain. Chalong Pukdeewichit uses same recipe as previous sequels, i.e. famous Thai actors to be able to attract Thai audience and quite famous foreign actors to attract overseas audience.

ฟ้าสั่งข้ามาเกิด
ฟ้าสั่งข้ามาเกิด

Year: 1988

Thai title: ฟ้าสั่งข้ามาเกิด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chat Mongkolchai,Rith Luecha,Pipop Pupinyo,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress:

Thai movie ฟ้าสั่งข้ามาเกิด was released in year 1988. The movie was never released in Thailand but a remaining sequence in Hmong language is lasting 1h07mn. So it is difficult to understand the detailed story. The image has a poor VCD copy quality. Sorapong Chatree is carrying wood on his back in the mountains. Sorapong is a former soldier. Five men dressed as rangers / militants arrive in the mountain village and are talking to the village headman as they are looking for Sorapong. As they cannot get proper information about Sorapong, they harass his wife (ศิรินันท์ โรจนธรรม) and his son. Sorapong arrives and beats the 5 men away. Their leader is Chat Mongkolchai. Among Chat’s team, there are also Rith Luecha and Pipop Pupinyo. This time, Reut brings more men in the village and they hurt the village header to make him talk. Sorapong kills a few men to help the villager header. Sorapong and his family are then chased by ruffians in the mountains. They arrive in another village but are captured by some villagers led by Somsak Chaisongkram. Sorapong has to accept a one to one fighting with spade as shown on the movie poster. He defeats two opponents. Later on, Sorapong storms the ruffians place to get back a statuette requested by Somsak Chaisongkram. Ruffians storm the village but Somsak Chaisongkram helps Sorapong's wife to flee. Per the deal, they let Sorapong and his family go. Sorapong defeats four men wearing black clothes. His wife is injured. Somsak Chaisongkram tries to stop Rith and his men but gets killed. Fleeing again, Sorapong and his family are arrested by other villagers. Luckily the leader is an old friend of Sorapong. Rith and his men storm the village again. Sorapong has to flee one more time. The remaining sequence ends up here. This movie reminds The Mountain Lion (เสือภูเขา) movie released in 1979.

รับจ้างตาย
รับจ้างตาย

Year: 1988

Thai title: รับจ้างตาย
English title: Employ For Die

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich
Main actress:

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A former soldier thinks about his daughter, who is very sick. 100 000 baht are needed to cure her. A mercenary job is offered to him for 500 000 baht. He has 4 days to do the job. On the field in Laos, he is leading a team of 6 soldiers. They save a young lady, whose husband has been killed. She brings trouble inside the team as soldiers are fighting each other to seduce the lady. As she is indeed a spy, the leader killed her. Two soldiers die in traps in the jungle. They rescue a young lady held hostage in a village. They learn that their real mission is to capture a drug lord. But they are overwhelmed by the drug lord's tough men. They get tortured until the lady succeeds to rescue them on time. During the fight the drug lord, the soldiers and the lady are killed. The former soldier survives to see his daughter cured. This movie is surfing on the Rambo II wave that started in 1985. The montage sequence is very bad. Abroad, this movie is also known as "Cannibal Mercenary".

สบายกว่ากันเยอะเลย
สบายกว่ากันเยอะเลย

Year: 1988

Thai title: สบายกว่ากันเยอะเลย
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Pen Pisut

Three jobless men after a few failed tests finally find a job in a detective agency. They have to look for the daughter of a rich man. This lady left home following misunderstanding with her step-mother. This latter doesn't help the apprentice detectives as her daughter then become the only heir.

กว่าจะได้เป็นเมีย
กว่าจะได้เป็นเมีย

Year: 1988

Thai title: กว่าจะได้เป็นเมีย
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon

Parents want to arrange a wedding between two young people, who never see each other before. As their parents must go abroad during a few weeks, the two young people ask friends to play their role. As both of them do this trick, this is leading to funny acting.

คุณนายแจ๋วแหวว
คุณนายแจ๋วแหวว

Year: 1988

Thai title: คุณนายแจ๋วแหวว
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Pen Pisut

Chaew is engaged as a new maid in a big house. She has no experience so makes silly and funny mistakes. The employer's son starts to get fond of Chaew. Of course his girlfriend tries to oppose. But such a wedding between a maid and the son of a rich family is socially impossible. Chaew has to flee. Hopefully it is discovered that in fact Chaew is coming from a rich family...

ตลาดพรหมจารี
ตลาดพรหมจารี

Year: 1988

Thai title: ตลาดพรหมจารี
English title: Virgin market

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan,Santisuk Promsiri,Kowit Wattanakul
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat,Nardtaya DaengBunga

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This movie takes place in the South of Thailand. The Thai title means "Virgin market". Kaem is living with his wife (Phrae), son and father. Kaem is a fisherman. He also takes care of Pia as she has no father and mother anymore. Pia is now 18 years old and is flirting with Faeng. Pia and Faeng love each other but Kaem is over protective. Kaem is drinking and gambling. He has gambling debts and needs to give back 2000 Baht within two months so he has to interact with the gambling den owner. Phrae is a good wife that Kaem doesn't deserve due to his bad behavior. Kaem's fishing selling business is getting worst and worst. He believes he needs to get a faster engine to be able to go far and get more fishes in deep sea. Kaem learns that a sick Hong Kong businessman is looking for a young virgin woman as he believes it is the best cure. Kaem is so eager to get a new engine for his fishing boat that he agrees to sell Pia's virginity to the local gambling den owner for 15 000 Baht. He gets the money, buys the engine and has to handover Pia within three days. While trying the new engine, a storm is coming. Kaem doesn't listen to Phrae's advice to go back. The engine gets stuck and the boat gets caught in the storm. Hopefully they survive but the engine is dead. But Kaem still has his promise to fulfill. He deceits Pia by sending her to the gambling den owner by bringing a letter. She is forced to stay emprisonned during two days until the Chinese man arrives. On his arrival, she succeeds to escape from her jailers and jumps into the sea. She goes back to her home but the gambling owner is waiting there. Phrae protects her by beating him with a paddle. Everybody now knows Kaem's treacherousness. For her own good sake, Phae sends Pia to Faeng's home but this one rejects her believing she has slept with other man. The gambling den owner now wants his money back with interest. He threathen with gun Kaem, Phrae and Kaem's father in front of many villagers. He shots a few time inside the boat engine making it unusable. Kaem becomes crazy and cries endlessly about his engine. Faeng now understands the whole story and goes back to search for Pia. It is unfortunately too late... Pia has jumped to her death from a cliff. Wrecked lives due to poverty... Kriengkrai Unhanan is more used to play the good guys but deliver an outstanding performance in playing Kaem role. It is a remake of ตลาดพรหมจารี realized in 1973 with Piathip Kumwong.

อุบัติโหด
อุบัติโหด

Year: 1988

Thai title: อุบัติโหด
English title: Bangkok Emergency

Rating: 3/5
Director: Toranong Srichua

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai

A young postman dreams he will become famous. His dreams become true but not the way his policeman father was expecting as he gets twisted in mafia rivalries with a gunman causing his life and his family to be destroyed.

ครั้งเดียวก็เกินพอ
ครั้งเดียวก็เกินพอ

Year: 1988

Thai title: ครั้งเดียวก็เกินพอ
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Manop Udomdej

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol,Apichat Halamjiak,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai

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Lak is a modern Thai lady. She is fianced since two years but her fiance (คู่หมั้น) is always busy with his work and has no time for her. There is still no confirmed date for the wedding and she is upset by this. In Pukhet, to escape to boredom, Lak (Sinjai Hongthai) meets young bachelor Samon (Likit Eakmongkol). Samon is hot temper and asks for wedding with Lak after a few days of friendship only but she refuses as she has already a fiance. She starts to be fed up with Samon as she doesn't love him. Samon is a butterfly man. Samon invites himself (รังควาน) to Lak's appartement in Phuket. She refuses to tell anything to her fiance as there is nothing to say! Lak accepts to kiss Samon but nothing more. Then Samon forces her and she gives way to Samon. Despite her friend advice, Lak refuses to go to police to file a claim (แจ้งความ) as she is afraid and feels shameful. Lak is back to Bangkok. Samon continues to chase her in Bangkok. Samon contacts Lak's fiance and tell him he and Lak love each other and that he and Lak are lovers. A discussion happens between Lak and her fiance. She cannot stand his kindness and gives back her fiancee ring. He leaves to Indonesia. As Samon is still chasing her, she goes to police to complain. Samon is arrested. Samon's lawyer asks for compromise outside the court to protect her name but she refuses. She claims she was not consenting (ไม่เต็มใจ). Samon's lawyer tries to convince the tribunal that it was not a rape but a common acceptance. Lak changes home and quits Bangkok. She doesn't care anymore about the trial. She is now pregnant. Shall she keep the future baby or not? She doesn't want to destroy the baby future as it is still a life so she decides to keep it. She doesn't want to be forced again by Salmon's acts so she keeps behaving same as before, i.e. doing intensive gym. The foetus dies. She is now freed. She loses the trial as Samon is only condemned to a 600 baht fine. She meets him in an hotel again. He challenges her again. At night time, he succeeds to enter in her house but gets severely beaten and dies when falling from the stairs. She is sent to prison but released promptly. Her former fiance is waiting for her. This Manop Udomdej's movie is related to women position in Thai society (difficulty to prove a rape, abortion difficulty for single woman). This movie received four gold statuette awards (รางวัลตุ๊กตาทอง) in 1987.

เขาชื่อกานต์
เขาชื่อกานต์

Year: 1988

Thai title: เขาชื่อกานต์
English title: Dr Karn

Rating: 4/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Waruth Woratum
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

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This movie is a remake of the movie "Dr Karn" shot in 1973 but with new actors. The previous version was directed by ChatriChalerm Yukol. Doctor Karn (หมอ) is a new doctor with strong principles. He wishes to treat all people. There is no priority for rich people as he is a public doctor (หมอรัฐบาล). Doctor Kan gets scolded by his management for this. Modern doctors have no wish to go to Isan poor region in northeast of Thailand. During his childhood his mother died while his father was bringing her to the nearest doctor by an ox cart. In rural areas, there are a few doctors so people have to travel far. He meets Areuthai (หฤทัย), his future wife, in Bangkok. Doctor Karn’s dream is to be a rural doctor (หมอบ้านนอก) to help and support poor people in Isan area. Karn and Areuthai know each other for 3 months only and decide to marry. Areuthai’s former boyfriend, Thomon, is disappointed and promises to wait until Karn stops loving her. They go to Isan region in a remote village using train and local bus through bumpy roads and dry fields. The local district officer (นายอำเภอ) welcomes them. He is quite rigid on standards. But his subordinates are playing cards with other colleagues and villagers! Areuthai discovers life on rural side with no fridge and no oven. Life is difficult (ลำบาก) for Areuthai as she comes from a rich family in Bangkok. There is no electricity after 9pm. First crisis with the district officer happens as he sent the nurses to work away but they still get paid with their governmental salary shared 50% / 50% with them and the district officer. The doctor Karn discovers that local villagers have to pay again for medicine despite it is already paid by government (ยาให้ใช้ไม่ใช่ให้ขาย). He starts to very popular so causing displeasure to the district officer. Doctor Karn is just and fair (ยุติธรรม). His wife helps as a nurse. This movie is a critic of corrupted officers (ราชการ) who prevent the country to develop properly. Doctor Karn doesn't do this job for money but to help poor villagers. Doctor Karn is working for the villagers’ health benefit but the district officer is working for his own benefit. He refuses to authorize doctor Karn to open a nighttime station (สถานีอนามัย) in case of emergency. Villagers shall go to the doctor's home! Areuthai wishes to be back to Bangkok as she misses her expensive beauty creams and her mum. Doctor Karn has issue with illegal medicine seller protected by the district officer (หมอจะเดือดร้อน). The district officer's wife tries to brain wash Areuthai about having her own house and being able to have good a school abroad for children. How can Areuthai get this with the small salary of a rural doctor? Areuthai argues that doctor Karn doesn't love her as he doesn't wish to improve their living. Doctor Karn is divided between pleasing his wife and helping poor villagers to get access to healthcare. Areuthai goes back to Bangkok to make a break. Doctor Karn stays as he cannot leave his patients. Areuthai's friend asks her to convince doctor Karn to open a clinic in Bangkok. Money is easy here. The former boyfriend, Thomon (โตมร), still wants to meet Areuthai. Areuthai accepts to meet him but for friendship only as she is married. They have a car accident as Thomon is upset that Areuthai still wishes to back to countryside. Doctor is diligent to do his duty (หมอทำหน้าที่). The district officer is having an illegal casino and protects it through his clique (ลูกน้อง). A fight erupts and one is seriously injured. Doctor Karn can do nothing as he lost too much blood already. Only way is to send him to hospital. Doctor Karn is now aware of the casino. He starts to know too much things. Doctor Karn befriends with a local policeman who indulged in alcohol as he can do nothing to stop the district officer. One evening the doctor’s house is shot a few times as a threatening warning. Aware of the accident through a telegram, doctor Karn goes back to Bangkok and finds that Areuthai has lost memory due to accident. Thomon (ลูกเศรษฐี) doesn't want Areuthai to be back with doctor Karn so he organizes his mutation abroad. The doctor headmaster doesn’t understand obstinate doctor Karn regarding rural people (คนบ้านนอกโง่หลอกง่าย). He is forced to accept the post or be dismissed. The district officer is under corruption investigation (ถูกย้าย) and he believes doctor Karn denounced him to Bangkok authorities. Finally doctor Karn and Areuthai will go abroad. Doctor Karn needs to go back to countryside a last time to get back his belongings. His policeman friend wants him to help regarding unwanted pregnancy abortion but he cannot do as it is against law. If policemen don't respect law who will respect the law? He unfortunately doesn't come back as he is shot dead as a revenge of the district officer. Doctor Karn was a good man (เขาเป็นคนดี). This story was also adapted 2 times for television in 1980 and 2011.

บุญชู
บุญชู

Year: 1988

Thai title: บุญชู
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Kiet Kijcharouen,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

Boonchu is a nice but simple felow. He is always read to help. His mother sends him to Bangkok to better prepare his exams to enter university. He gets some new friends and likes a young lady called Mo. He helps Mo that has troubles with another boy who loves her. He finally fails his exams but his friends convinve to try again the next year.

คำมั่นสัญญา
คำมั่นสัญญา

Year: 1987

Thai title: คำมั่นสัญญา
English title: PROMISE

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

During Vietnam war, a man saves his chief's life. As this man is a poor widower with one boy, the chief installs him as gardener in his house. During their youth, the boy and the chief's daughter true love burgeons and grows deeper. Due to "BUNKHOON" (บุญคุณ) concept, the boy cannot ask her hand and flees to go working far away. Following Thai society precepts, she finally married with a man she doesn't love. Will she ever find true love?

ฉันรักผัวเขา
ฉันรักผัวเขา

Year: 1987

Thai title: ฉันรักผัวเขา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Manop Udomdej

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol,Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Apiradee Pawaputanon

Am is singer in a music club. A young mysterious man called Win is coming every evening. Am refuses to sing a specific song "The last night" (คืนสุดท้าย) for him as it reminds her bad memories. She is living with her mother. She often thinks about her previous fiance, who lied to her as he had already a wife. She is now a singer and needs to be hostess with customers. A producer and a journalist are looking for new singers. They notice Am. Nowadays being capable (สามารถ) is not enough, the journalist would like to request more from Am but she doesn't play such bad game. She made a first music album with the producer. The journalist writes a bad article on Am regarding her relationship with a married man in order to boost record sales. She feels bad and drinks too much. Win brings her home. It is bad journalism. The journalist gets 2 baht per record sold. The journalist claims that nowadays talent (สามารถ) is nothing without advertisement (โฆษณา). The producer makes new songs for her, i.e "I love her husband" (ฉันรักผัวเขา) and "My heart hurts because of you" (ใจเจ็บเพราะว่าเธอ). Am accepts to sing these two songs even if she is worried that it will only corroborates the false news. Am is invited at the journalist's birthday in Cha Am. He tries to force her as he claims her success is due to him but Win knocks out the journalist and helps her. Win and Am become friends and start a relation (แฟน). The journalist continues to write bad news article on Am's love life. ช่างมันฉันไม่แคร์ - she decides to ignore the news. Am discovers that Win has two children already with a woman called Kae. They are married but live separately. Kae has already a new boyfriend (มีใหม่แล้ว). As Win is not yet divorced, Am refuses to go inside his house to protect her honor (ขายหน้า). Win's wife refuses to divorce in order to bring him troubles and to get more money. It is a difficult situation for Am as she is a middle of a broken family. The kids want the mother to stay. Kae calls the journalist. Another dirty (สกปรก) news article is published. Kae takes the two kids to use them as a means (เครื่องมือ) to force Win. She teases (แกล้ง) Win to prevent any happiness for him. She finally agrees for divorce as her children don't love her and her new boyfriend threatens to leave her. Unfortunately when happiness seems to be possible, Win dies in a car accident when going to Pattaya to meet Am. She sings his song "The last night" (คืนสุดท้าย) as a last homage for Win while crying. This movie highlights modern items in Thai society, i.e. the bad journalism, the stigmata of being a woman breaking a married couple.

ปีกมาร
ปีกมาร

Year: 1987

Thai title: ปีกมาร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yuranan PamornMontri,Phongphat Wachirabanjong
Main actress: Nardtaya DaengBunga

Salai is in her thirties. She is pregnant and is about to deliver. Her husband Phu is staying with his mother. His mother is very possessive and doesn't like Salai. She even don't trust her to educate her own baby. She makes life a hardship for everybody up to the point Salai is fed up and asks for divorce. She finally takes a break and goes back to Isan to work as archaeologist at an old Khmer temple (Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung). She meets a young man in his twenties called Laiseu, who immediately loves her. He is courting her but she refuses. She comes back to Bangkok. The mother wants to force the divorce. Phu is weak with his mother and always listen to her. Laiseu continues his courtship with Salai but nothing happens between both. One day, Phu sees Salai and Laiseu together so believes she is unfaithful to him. Phu hits Salai very hard and rapes her. She is sent to hospital. Her lawyer friend suggests her to sue her husband. In 1980s Thai society it was unbelievable to sue a husband for such motives as it was considered as private couple issues. Only in 2007, The Thai national assembly has passed into law the nation's first marital rape bill. Salai now carries a gun to protect her-self. Laiseu also asks Phu to leave Salai alone and without troubles. Finally for the sake of their child, they reunite and Phu finally speaks strongly with her mother in order to get his independance. This movie was adapted later to a Thai TV serie (ละคร).

รักเธอถ้าหัวใจอยากจะรัก
รักเธอถ้าหัวใจอยากจะรัก

Year: 1987

Thai title: รักเธอถ้าหัวใจอยากจะรัก
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Yuranan PamornMontri
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Apiradee Pawaputanon

A woman becomes suddenly very rich after a legacy. Many men are trying to seduce her. A notorious womaniser is also trying and almost win her heart. But the woman discovers this bad reality and breaks up. The man decides to change his behavior and tries to reconquest her. Will he succeed?

นางนวล
นางนวล

Year: 1987

Thai title: นางนวล
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Pantewanop Tewakul

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol
Main actress: Mai Charoeunpura,Thitima Sangkapitak

Thep is coming to his home in South of Thailand. He is the son of a famous TV serie star. He decides to teach students acting and meets a girl called Nuan, whose dream is to be a TV serie star. Thep's mother then comes to South of Thailand for holidays with her boyfriend, who is a famous TV serie producer. Willing to change her life, Nuan tries to seduce Thep's mother's boyfriend. She finally goes to Bangkok following his advice. There he takes care about her and she starts a TV serie star career. But being pregnant he forces her to abort and dumps her. In her foolish dream to continue to be a TV serie star, she accepts to play in porn movie. She finally comes back to South of Thailand in her hometown where this lovestory tragically ends.

หลังคาแดง
หลังคาแดง

Year: 1987

Thai title: หลังคาแดง
English title: The Red Roof

Rating: 3/5
Director: Euthana Mukdasanit

Main actor: Thongchai McIntyre
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat,Mayura Thanabutr,Amara Asavananda

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A man is wrongly sent in asylum by a greedy woman, who wants to get her husband's fortune. There he meets another woman left alone by a family in the asylum and decides to help her to get away. This movie features a few songs by Bird.

คาวน้ำผึ้ง
คาวน้ำผึ้ง

Year: 1987

Thai title: คาวน้ำผึ้ง
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Yuranan PamornMontri,Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress: Nardtaya DaengBunga,

After a few years abroad, a man is coming home to Thailand. His former fiancee is now married to another man but the marriage is a failure. Will they ever find happiness together?

พลอยทะเล
พลอยทะเล

Year: 1987

Thai title: พลอยทะเล
English title: The Gem from the Deep

Rating: 5/5
Director: Cherd Songsri

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Witoon Karuna
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Aranya Namwong,Juree Osiri,Chanutporn Wisitsopon

Thai movie พลอยทะเล was released in year 1987 and lasts 1h55mn. Movie director is famous director Cherd Songsri. Sorapong Chatree with his short haircut, killing smile and strong body really shines and plays in a great movie compared to the many average action flicks he played in 1980s. Happiness is present on a small island between Kratin (กระถิน), young lady (Sinjai Hongthai), and Rung (รุ่ง) a young man (Sorapong Chatree). They love each other but any wedding decision is linked to their parents. Kratin’s parents reject this love. Rung is a diver, collecting seashells and fishies for a living. The movie shows nicely life of island, people collecting coconuts thanks to monkeys, collecting eggs from giant turtles. Beautiful landscapes are shot. Kratin is jealous of Sangpao (สำเภา), another young woman (Chanutporn Wisitsopon) that Rung considers as a sister only (น้องสาว). As Kratin's parents cannot accept such love and wedding, they consider fleeing to the city. While diving, Rung finds a red pure gem (พลอยทะเล, น้ำดี). He plans to sell it to cure his mother (Juree Osiri) but makes the mistake to show it to another villager, father of Kratin. This one and his sons, arguing that Rung behaves badly with his daughter, try to kill him to steal the gem. Rung gives the jewel to Kratin and fights back. In front of Kratin's eyes, he is left for dead. He is only injured and succeeds to reach his mother's home where Sangpao rescues him. Kratin is sent to the city. She meets Sieng, the fishery lady boss (นาย)(Aranya Namwong), who recruits her as domestic helper. Rung recovers slowly and is still upset that the gem is not anymore with him. Sangpao takes care about Rung. A love story is about to start but it doesn’t bloom as Rung and Sangpao still have Kratin in mind. Kratin really believes Rung is dead so she is sad. Sieng’s brother, Samrien (Witoon Karuna), likes Kratin a lot and starts to seduce her. They become lovers. Kratin shows him the gem. Samrien decides to keep it until their wedding in order to avoid it is stolen by somebody else. One day, Sangpao finds Kratin in the city and informs her that Rung is not dead. Samrien refuses to give back the gem, refuses to let Kratin go and promises her that she will become the fishery owner. The movie shows the fishery work from a cultural point of view. It is bad fate (เวรกรรม) that Kratin saw Rung dead but now it is too late as she needs to have gratitude over the boss and her family. Finally Rung discovers the truth about Kratin and Samrien. Sangpao has to intervene to avoid Rung becoming violent. Sangpao and Kratin have arguments as Kratin cannot give the gem back. Rung also asks Kratin as he needs to cure his mother but she tries to manipulate him. Samrien refuses to give it back to Rung as he believes half of it belongs to him. The fisherman, who brought Rung and his mother to the city, asks for his money but Rung cannot pay him as he hasn't got the gem yet. During a fight the mother is stabbed and dies. A big storm is now happening. Samrien is endangered on a boat. Kratin asks Rung to help Samrien as his boat is stuck. Samrien encourages him not to go but Rung accepts as he is kind hearted so he releases the boat but disappears in the sea. Countryside people have often bigger heart than city people. This gem has caused many people to die. In the morning, the sea sends back Rung’s body. He is still alive and Sangpao had been waiting the whole night for him praying. Kratin finally finds Rung stranded on the beach. They promise love to each other. Kratin goes back to Samrien’s home to get the gem from a safe but it is no longer in the box. Rung doesn’t care about it anymore but Kratin refuses to follow him as she doesn’t want to live poorly on the island. It causes Rung’s ire as it shows she is more interested by the gem than Rung. He understands that only Songpao really loves him. Sangpao is the one, who gets the gem. A fight between Samrien and Rung occurs as Samrien still wants the gem. Rung defeats him and decides to go back to his island. Sangpao goes back with him. Samrien breaks up with Kratin. Rung sends the gem back in deep sea.

สะพานรักสารสิน
สะพานรักสารสิน

Year: 1987

Thai title: สะพานรักสารสิน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Piak Poster

Main actor: Ron Banjongsang,Sahat Piempongsan,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat,Namgneun Boonnak,Sulaleewan Suwanthat

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Thai movie สะพานรักสารสิน lasts 1h35mn. It was released under VCD many years ago but a HD version remastered is available since year 2015. It is based on a real story happened in 1973 on Phuket island. Sulaleewan Suwanthat is playing the mother. Kotham (Ron Banjongsang) is a good son as he is working in a farm of rubber tree and coconut and giving all his money to his mum. He is also driving local small bus to help his friend. He meets Hiu (Jintara Sookkapat), an university student who has good heart (น้ำใจ) to protect him with her umbrella while he is changing a bus wheel during a thunderstorm. Hiu’s father (Sahat Piempongsan) is aware that his daughter is seating in the front with Tom so he forbids her. Kotham buys a doll (ตุ๊กตา) for Hiu knowing she likes it. Romance starts between Hiu and Kotham . While enjoying a local festival, Hiu is surprised by her father and slapped (ลูกไม่รักดี). Back home, she is severely beaten by her father, who even disapproves his daughter going to university. The father meets khun Arun, an administrative officer, as he wishes him to marry her swiftly. Hiu offers herself to Kotham but he refuses (บูชา Hiu). They finally decide to flee on a remote island. Kotham becomes a diver to catch pearls and seashells. Police finds them and Kotham ends up in jail as Hiu is not yet 20 years old. The local Kamnan (Sawin Sawangrat) convinces the father to remove the complaint on Kotham. But the father doesn't forgive. He hits his daughter with a stick in front of Kotham. Hiu is pregnant. Kotham loses his mother. The father still wants his daughter to marry Arun. Only suicide appears a solution for the youngsters. The mother and Kotham’s friends wish to stop them but they are too late. The two corpses are found later clinched to each other. As they are inseparable even in the death, Hiu’s father orders to bury them together. This movie has also been registered as National Heritage per the 2016 list released by the Thai Film Archive.

พรหมจารีย์สีดำ
พรหมจารีย์สีดำ

Year: 1987

Thai title: พรหมจารีย์สีดำ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan,Bin Banleurit
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Penpak Sirikul

A young lady will soon marry a playboy handsome guy but another lady seduces him. Disappointed, the young lady tries to suicide and finally quit Thailand. Sixteen years after she comes back to Thailand and starts a revenge by luring the lady's son.

ภุมรีสีทอง
ภุมรีสีทอง

Year: 1987

Thai title: ภุมรีสีทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yuranan PamornMontri,Kriengkrai Unhanan,Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Apiradee Pawaputanon,Natanee Sitthisaman,Sarinthip Siriwan

Nam Pheung (Sinjai Hongthai) and Payon are in love. Payon needs to go overseas to study. While rowing on a lake, a storm happens so they take refuge in a small cabana. They become lovers. On the day of leaving overseas, while meeting Nam Pheung at the train station, Payon is hit by a train and dies. Veteran actress Natanee Sitthisaman is the one who warns Nam Pheung. Shocked and while walking along the path, she is kidnapped by two songthaew drivers and raped. Shortly after their wrongdoing, they both die in a traffic accident. Nam Pheung’s father is played by veteran actor วิทยา สุขดำรงค์. The movie ภุมรีสีทอง (the golden queen bee) is narrating the story of a woman that causes the death of all her lovers. Will she ever find true love? This movie received three Thai awards.

ฆ่าด้วยเสน่หา
ฆ่าด้วยเสน่หา

Year: 1987

Thai title: ฆ่าด้วยเสน่หา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon

One night a woman is killed and her body is chopped in several pieces. A policeman is investigating the woman's life in order to find the culprit.

มือปราบภูธร
มือปราบภูธร

Year: 1987

Thai title: มือปราบภูธร
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress:

One important political man is responsible of a forest illegal logging. His tough men threaten villagers living close to the forest. Three men, including two former policemen, are helping to get rid of the tough men.

สารวัตรเถื่อน
สารวัตรเถื่อน

Year: 1987

Thai title: สารวัตรเถื่อน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Pisarn Akraseranee,Uten Boonyong
Main actress: Sinaporn Philailak

Thai movie สารวัตรเถือน was released in year 1987 and lasts 1h34mn. An honest police inspector (สารวัตร) is killed by ruffians. He was a good man (รักษาความดี). The ruffians’ leader Songyot (Uten Boonyong) is trying to buy land from local villagers. When they refuse, they get killed. The police inspector’s assistant called Chatien (Pisarn Akraseranee) tries to continue his legacy by refusing to bend to external influence of powerful notables. Chatchai Plengpanich arrives in the city. Being chased by ruffians, he punches four of them. Chatien is under risk to be expelled from the police as the new police inspector doesn't like him and frames him (รับสินบนง่อๆ). The new police inspector is friend with the ruffians' leader Songyot. Chatchai disrupts the ruffians’ drugs trafficking. Chatchai tries to motivate Chatien to remain a good cop (เลือดและวิญญาณของจ้าเป็นตำรวจ). Chatien is fired from police but gets encouragement from Chatchai to stop drinking. Ruffians wish to know who Chatchai is (คนแปลกหน้า). A new chief district officer’s assistant called Palat arrives in the city. Chatchai is finally the chief of the police station (สารวัตรใหญ่). Chatchai does the cleaning among the bad behavior of the local policemen (ตำรวจภาษาอะไร). The new police inspector is arrested. Chatien discovers that Songyot is trafficking weapons also but is then captured and tortured. Through an explosive final, Chatchai neutralises the ruffians, arrests Songyot and releases Chatien. Chatien then becomes a new local police inspector. This movie highlights the fact that Thai policemen have to do their duty towards citizen and not towards their own interest.

มนุษย์หมาป่า
มนุษย์หมาป่า

Year: 1987

Thai title: มนุษย์หมาป่า
English title: Wolf

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Lak Apichat,Pao Porapak
Main actress:

Thai movie มนุษย์หมาป่า / Wolf was released in year 1987. It lasts around 1h30mn. Two versions were released, one on VHS version and one on VCD format released by Lepso (renamed as จิ้งจอกผีสิง). On VCD version, luring scenes are censored but longer action sequences are present. Sompon (Sorapong Chatree) leads a group in the forest (เดินป่า) looking for treasures. Four years ago he was the only survivor. His life was saved by the daughter of the village leader called Pailin (นีรนุช อติพร). Ghosts (ผี) are guarding a cave with treasures. Pao Porapak is part of Sompon’s team. The group is attacked by robbers (โจรกลุ่มน้อย). Some villagers protect the cave and are under the spell of Mae Mo, a local sorceress. Villager leaders are Phairoj Jaising and his son Lak Apichat. Another group is following Sompon as they are eying for the treasures also. Sompon's group reaches the caves first. The villagers attack the second group but they succeed to escape. During nighttime, ghosts attack Sompon’s group. ผีผู้หญิงกลัวพ่อ ผีผู้ขายกลัวแม่ so Sompon asks the teammates to get naked to chase the ghosts away. In the second group, a rapist tries to abuse a lady so internal fightings occur. Mae Mo discourages Pailin and Sompon's love story. At nighttime, Sompon is transformed as a werewolf (หมาป่า) but the spell is not strong enough. The second group chases the first one from the caves. At nighttime they are attacked by ghosts and the remaining members are killed by villagers through torture. Sompon refuses to flee. A duel happens between Sompon and Lak. As Sompon wins, it shows the triumph of love towards fake magic from sorceress Mae Mo. Other actresses include อภิรัตน์ มณีรัตน์, มัลลิกา สมบัติเจริญ.

นักสู้ปฏิหาริย์
นักสู้ปฏิหาริย์

Year: 1987

Thai title: นักสู้ปฏิหาริย์
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

A famous and bad sorcerer is killed. But his spirit ("VINJAAN" - วิญญาณ) is still living and teachs his son about supernatural powers such as bullet invincibility and teleportation. Ten years after, the son masters all skills. He takes revenge but is not going on the same dark side as his father.

เหตุเกิดที่ห้องไอซียู
เหตุเกิดที่ห้องไอซียู

Year: 1987

Thai title: เหตุเกิดที่ห้องไอซียู
English title: Ghost in ICU room

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak,Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Naowarat Yooktanun,Apiradee Pawaputanon,Pen Pisut

Doctor (หมอ) Bucha saves Mrs Kamala life through reanimation. Mrs Kamala has heart problems since years and had helped to donate (บริจาค) money for the hospital construction. Mrs Kamala and her family, including her two daughters Koi and Kung, come to rest at a seaside resort. Doctor Bucha is married to Noon, who is always very jealous and doesn't like he spends too much time with patients. Koi and Kung are dragged in a dirty trick by Noon's brother following a party but the doctor, aware, can help the two sisters. Noon is jealous of Koi and Kung as she has concerns to protect her husband. Koi knows Bucha before Noon. Bucha and Noon is an arranged wedding and not a love wedding. Korn's brother, Nat, is a lazy guy, who wishes to marry Koi as she is coming from a rich family. A ceremony is organised for the new hospital building offered by Kamala. Noon jokes about entering ICU room to be close to her husband. This is a bad omen as she has a car accident while following her brother stealing goods from her home. But Noon spirit (วิญญาณ) is still around (พี่หมอค่ะ). A nurse trying to seduce Doctor Bucha is found dead. Bucha is accused by the police. Noon now threatens Koi and asks her to stop seeing doctor Bucha. At nighttime Noon frightens Mrs Kamala causing her to have a heart attack. Mrs Kamala seems to be dead but she suddenly resurrects being possessed by Noon. Mrs Kamala starts to behave like Noon and tries to seduce Doctor Bucha. A domestic helper understanding that Mrs Kamala is now a ghost gets killed also. Mrs Kamala's husband decides to consult a monk on spirit chasing. A sacred cloth is given. Mrs Kamala tries to kill her own daughter Koi but the usage of the sacred cloth neutralizes successfully the evil spirit. Bucha and Koi can now have happiness. This movie is 1h16mn only.

ผู้หญิงคนนี้ไม่ใช่ผี
ผู้หญิงคนนี้ไม่ใช่ผี

Year: 1987

Thai title: ผู้หญิงคนนี้ไม่ใช่ผี
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Pen Pisut

A woman has a very weird behavior. She is behaving like a ghost. His husband doesn't know what to do as doctors cannot find anything wrong. Her best friend, believing that she is possessed, decides to help by using a spirit doctor. A strange old man is seen wandering around the house. The old maid, taking care of the possessed woman, seems to know him. The husband, fed up by his wife's behavior, is spending time outside with a mistress. The best friend's willingness to help ends tragically by her death. Her boyfriend continues to investigate to reveal the truth.

ภูติเสน่หา
ภูติเสน่หา

Year: 1987

Thai title: ภูติเสน่หา
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A woman is killed by three bad boys. Then she becomes a fearful ghost called "PHI TAI HONG" (ผีตายโหง). These spirits died of violent death (murder, crash car and so on...). The velocity of their death surprised them. She starts to kill many people and takes revenge. Her family tries to ease her wrath. Will she harm her own family?

พรายตะเคียน
พรายตะเคียน

Year: 1987

Thai title: พรายตะเคียน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Kowit Wattanakul,Tuanton Kammeesri,Pipop Pupinyo
Main actress:

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Thai movie พรายตะเคียน was released in year 1987 and it lasts 1h31mn. Young lady Lam Duan (จุติมา ดาวจรัส) wants to marry with พี่ Tien (Kowit Wattanakul) but he is poor so her parents push her towards another wedding with Leut. Leut (Tuanton Kammeesri) fights with Tien as he asked for her hand so he cannot bear that she keeps seeing Tien. A one to one fighting happens and Tien defeats Leut. Leut has to cancel wedding with Lam Duan. A few months later, while Lam Duan is pregnant, Leut and his ruffians see her buying groceries. They kidnap her and rape her. Ashamed she hangs herself (ผูกคอตาย) in front of a Takhian tree. Lam Duan is dead but her spirit still wants to stay with Tien. As usual, such Thai old movies feature comic sequences to relief scary sequences. Comic roles are played by various second roles. Uncle Hin (Pipop Pupinyo) is a spirit doctor (หมอผี). He has to stop Lam Duan (ผีตะเคียน) before she becomes too dangerous (ออกอาละวาด). Lam Duan threatens to kill anybody who discloses her secret to Tien. As she was pregnant, Lam Duan has become a fearful spirit (ผีตายโหง). Tien is finally aware as his friends disclose the secret. She gets revenge over Leut and his ruffians by killing them. Uncle Hin builds a new spirit house (ศาลพรายตะเคียน) so she accepts to stop her killings and to accept her death. Lam Duan accepts Oi, daughter of In, to take care of Tien. The movie is also sold under another name "อภินิหาร เจ้าแม่ตะเคียน".

ฆ่าปิดปาก
ฆ่าปิดปาก

Year: 1987

Thai title: ฆ่าปิดปาก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Sahat Piempongsan
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Sarinthip Siriwan

Ithipon (Sahat Piempongsan) and Decha are two mafia leaders fighting for drugs control. They have a deal worth of 4M baht but Ithipon doesn’t go by himself and sends a bait. It was a trick as the bait is killed and Ithipon doesn't get the drug in exchange of the money. Sa (Apiradee Pawaputanon) and Jak (Sorapong Chatree) are loving each other but Jak is coming from a poor background (ธานะไม่เหมือนกัน) so Sa’s mother doesn't like him so much. Mot is a local police inspector always looking for proofs to arrest Ithipon and Decha. Jak's mother is played veteran actress Sarinthip Siriwan. It was one of her last movies. Protection fee (ค่าคลุม) needs to be paid by the mother, small restaurant owner, to the mafia led by Ithipon. As Jak refuses to pay, a fight erupts and one of the thugs is killed with his own knife while trying to stab Jak. Jak takes refuge in Decha's clan. His father is killed as a revenge by Ithipon's ruffians. A rich businessman fed up by Ithipon’s continuous requests asks Decha to get rid of him. Ithipon is shot at his home. Jak and Jon (Lak Apichat) are seen there despite Jak only injured Ithipon. A hitman being there is the one who killed Ithipon. Police inspector Sak is Sa’s promised fiance but she doesn’t love him. Sa's father is kidnapped. Following arguments with Jon and other thugs to release Sa's father, Jak gets injured (เพื่อนทรยศ) but succeeds to help the father. Jon promises to get revenge. Sa’s parents thank Jak for having released the father and wish him good luck. Jon finds Jak and tries to kill him. Following fierce fighting, Jon is finally the one to die. Jak wishes to take revenge over Ithipon. He shoots him and his remaining thugs. But police is now chasing Jak, Afraid he flees but finally surrenders when the police reminds him his duties over his mother and girlfriend Sa. Thai movie ฆ่าปิดปาก released in year 1987 has a length of 1h23mn. The original film is certainly longer but may have been cut by Lepso to fit in VCD format.

เดนมนุษย์
เดนมนุษย์

Year: 1987

Thai title: เดนมนุษย์
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress:

Some ruthless ruffians kill villagers and threaten them as their leader, called Chun, was arrested by the police following a denunciation. Winai, head of forest rangers, is captured by the mafia in order to exchange Chun. Chun's daughter, called Plae, is leading the capture. Nai, a soldier, is living with his wife in a neighbouring village. While he is away, his wife Waew is raped and killed by the ruffians. Nai complains to the police. The local police head proposes to him to share the 200 000 Baht reward to get back Winai. Meanwhile the ruffians succeed to free Chun during a prison transfer. Nai helps Chun and his daughter to escape the police chase. His target is to infiltrate Chun's ruffians team and find who kills his wife. Chun's teammates also wish to get the 200 000 Baht reward. Once Nai arrives in the village, one of the leader, called Chat, refuses to exchange Chun with Winai and kills Chun. Nai is captured and put prisoner in a cage. Chun's daughter, Plae, has arguments with Chat and flees the campement. She frees Nai. Chat wishes to exchange Winai versus the money reward. Chat needs money to build a bigger team of ruffians. Nai takes revenge over the ruffian who killed his wife and succeeds to free Winai, head of forest rangers. Similar to a a Thai copy of Rambo II, Nai carries a huge machine gun with ammunitions over the shoulder. All ruffians are killed. Police arrives late. Nai and Plae defeats Chat and the rogue policeman doesn't get any reward. It is a typical 1980s Thai action movie based on revenge plot, mistreated villagers and corrupted policeman.

ลายพาดกลอน
ลายพาดกลอน

Year: 1987

Thai title: ลายพาดกลอน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress:

San is a soldier. His father and sister, called Samon, are working in a mine concession looking for precious stones. The father finds a big ruby. The head of the concession wants to buy it at a low price but the father refuses. While San is at the Thai border, the head of the concession uses tough men to get the gem. San's father is killed but the gem is not found. The head of the concession takes San's sister as his girlfriend as she believes he is a nice man. Back to the village, San knows that the head of the concession is responsible of his father's death and has arguments with his sister. The concession head uses tough men to get rid of San and he is badly injured. He takes refuge in a Buddhist cave and is rescued by a wandering forest monk. He gives him a sacred Buddha amulet for protection. People with good intention are protected by the Buddha sacret amulet. Thanks to the sacred amulet, bullets cannot hurt San. San finally overcomes the head of the concession and his tough team. This movie is typical of 1980's action movies where the main actor always faces local god father protected by many tough men. He fights without support from the police. Local people enjoyed such kind of movie enhancing family relationship, Buddhist traditions and moralistic story.

ล่าสุดโหด
ล่าสุดโหด

Year: 1987

Thai title: ล่าสุดโหด
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

A man living with his family in the forest is apart from the society. When his wife and daughter are killed by bad tough guys, he seeks revenge.

เพชรสลัม
เพชรสลัม

Year: 1987

Thai title: เพชรสลัม
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Dam Datsakorn,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon

During a parliament session inauguration, two members of a party are shot by a hitman. One dies. The son, called Ek (Chatchai Plengpanich), decides to investigate in order to find the murderer and motive. Ek locates Saeng, the hitman but this one is killed as he didn't do his job properly. Saeng's sister, Sopha, sees Ek's face and believes he shot her brother. Damrong, deputy (ผู้แทน) of the same party is also shot and killed. Wadee (Apiradee Pawaputanon), his girlfriend, also wishes to know the motive. Police suspects bad politics motives. Pramod is the political opponent of Damrong. San, policeman, is investigating on this case. Ek is captured by some ruffians while investigating. Chat is the ruffians’ leader who killed Saeng. San helps Ek on time but Chat is shot before disclosing any information. Sopha comes to apologize to Ek on her behalf of her dead brother. Wadee wishes to continue Damrong's goal to build a school in a slum. There is style opposition between Sopha, pure lady working as singer at nighttime and Wadee. A romance starts between Ek and Sopha. Ek needs also to spend time with Wadee on the project to build a school. Ek identifies that the head of ruffians was driving the motorbike used by Saeng to shot Damrong. He is linked to Pramod and his acolyte Vinai, highly suspected as corrupted politicians. By investigating on Pramod and Vinai, Ek is captured but released by Wadee. Pramod gets rid of Vinai as he is getting too cowardly and afraid of investigations so he cannot be trusted anymore. Ek is accused of Vinai murder. Meanwhile Sopha succeeds to get Pramod’s secret documents showing his involvement in illicit business. Ek's uncle is killed while trying to protect Sopha. Sopha is kidnapped. As they cannot wait for the police, Ek and Wadee have no choice but to storm Pramod's home in order to rescue Sopha. It is a typical action movie from 1980s decade related to ruffians and featuring many shootings and fights.

บินเดี่ยวเหยี่ยวพระกาฬ
บินเดี่ยวเหยี่ยวพระกาฬ

Year: 1987

Thai title: บินเดี่ยวเหยี่ยวพระกาฬ
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Phairoj Jaising,Lak Apichat,Pao Porapak
Main actress: Thida Thidarat

A new police officer (ผู้กอง) Kamtenthong arrives in North of Thailand. A ring leader called Dam has dirty businesses such as helping people to cross Thai border illegally, drugs traffic, smuggling of weapons. Many fights and shootings happen between wealthy men (พ่อเลี้ยง) teams. Dam benefits of it until police starts to involve into his business also to stop the numerous killings. Finally police rushes into Dam's ranch and neutralize the ruffians and hitmen. But the leaders are not here. Dam's secretary, Pen, is the one informing the police. It causes the ruffians’ leaders to believe the other team betrays them as police is always there when weapons trading is happening. Dam is finally also neutralized through a final shooting. Pen was an uncovered policeman. It is a typical Thai action movie from 1980s mixing some Hong Kong style action sequences such as flying jump. It features a few actors from 1970s action movies but they look quite tired except Sorapong Chatree. It is a low budget movie. The soundtrack belongs to other movies such as “Shaft”. There are quite a few nice sequences with Sorapong Chatree but the overall film editing is average. It is in fact a movie made with other movies sequences from Sorapong Chatree so that is why the editing is so poor! The numerous bed sequences seem here only to ensure the movie can last 1h20.

ฉลามเสือวังตะเคียน
ฉลามเสือวังตะเคียน

Year: 1987

Thai title: ฉลามเสือวังตะเคียน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Chat Mongkolchai,Krai Kanchit,Kanchit Kwanpracha
Main actress: Marasri Bangchang,Nareerat Monsiri

Thai movie ฉลามเสือวังตะเคียน was released in year 1987. The movie lasts 1h33mn. Three ruffians chase two young ladies. They only succeed to catch one girl. Dao Reuang (อรุโณทัย จิตตรีขันธ์) succeeds to flee. She tells her mother (Marasri Bangchang) the whole story. The father tries to rescue his daughter but finally both are killed. Later on a group of soldiers (ทหารเรือ) led by หมวด Tieng (Chatchai Plengpanich) storm a ruffians' place heavily armed. Then Tieng arrives in a small city. He helps a night lady called Rarai. Her father wanted to become rich thanks to jewels (พลอย) but he died before. Chat Mongkolchai is a local notable. Tieng wins back his land titles against subdistrict officer Krai Kanchit. Tieng authorises the notable to stay on the land but claims he will marry his daughter Kaew (Nareerat Monsiri). Ruffians try to kill him at nighttime but they fail. The ruffian leader, called เจ้าพ่อ Wang Takhien (Kanchit Kwanpracha) or Athon, is concerned of losing his influence (บารมี) and power (อำนาจ) towards villagers. He decides to get rid of Tieng and threatens the local doctor also through some shots on his office (สถานีอนามัย). Village leader (ผู้ใหญ่) and sub district officer Krai are also involved and corrupted with Athon. Chat's wife called Soi also. Tieng and the village leader shot each other because of Soi. Tieng is seriously injured but his friends protect him while he is recovering. Soi is the mistress of Athon. She is pregnant. Soi pushes Kaew versus Dao as both have interest in Tieng. Ratana is Athon's son and he wishes to have Kaew as his wife. Rarai has her own plan to replace Athon. Subdistrict officer Krai kidnaps Kaew and kills her father. A hitman shots the doctor and Dao's mother. Tieng and his friends decide to storm the ruffians place in order to release Kaew. Heavy fightings do occur. Everybody dies except Tieng, Kaew and Dao.

เกิดมาลุย 2
เกิดมาลุย 2

Year: 1987

Thai title: เกิดมาลุย 2
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Panna Rittikrai,Sompop Wong Ko
Main actress: Vanessa Sriwichien

Thai movie เกิดมาลุย 2 was released in year 1987. Only 54 minutes and a 3 minutes trailer are left to be seen. Lung Saen Fong (ทนาย) and Panna Rittikrai go to Bangkok by bus. Lung (ลุง) Saen Fong has some important documents to give to Panna. He also gives him a watch. The bus is attacked on the way. Lung Saen Fong is kidnapped and Panna beaten. As Lung refuses to speak, they believe the documents should be with Panna. Three ruffians defeat Panna to steal the documents. Looking for Lung Saen Fong, Panna sells the watch to buy some food as his wallet was stolen by the ruffians. Lung is from Hong Kong and speaks Thai. His daughter is looking for him. Panna gets an additional colleague (Sompop Wong Ko) to work on this case as his boss is not so happy of his performance. In a club, Saen Fong’s daughter and his friends show Saen Fong’s picture in case something remembers him. On the following day, one of the friend is attacked by ruffians but policemen (ตำรวจสกล) Panna and Sompop chase them away. Meanwhile the ruffians decide to drug Saen Fong and to transport him away. A chase happens in tuk tuk and cart but they fail to catch the ruffians. Later on, Lung Saen Fong escapes while a ruffian is sleeping. This is trick to find where the real documents are hidden. Ruffians defeat again Panna and Sompop. They also kidnap Saen Fong’s daughter called Anna (วรรณิศา ศรีวิเชียร). They have 3 days to provide them the documents. The documents are stored in a microfilm hidden in the watch. But Panna sold it to a dwarf before. He gave it to his father, who is not willing to sell the watch below 10000 baht! Following fights with the thugs, Panna and Sompop get the watch back. Finally final epic fightings happen between Panna / Sompop and the strong ruffians in order to release Anna.

อีจู้กู้ปู่ป้า
อีจู้กู้ปู่ป้า

Year: 1987

Thai title: อีจู้กู้ปู่ป้า
English title: Ejugupupa

Rating: 1/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri
Main actress: Marsha,Piyamas Monayakol,Sulaleewan Suwanthat,Sarinthip Siriwan

A young woman is back from Germany. Her older relatives are quarreling in order to take care about her and find the best husband for her. But the young lady has other ideas in her mind...

เหยื่อ
เหยื่อ

Year: 1987

Thai title: เหยื่อ
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Jintara Sookkapat,Chosri Misommon

A couple has two teen boys, Long and Lit (elder brother). They don't spend a lot of time with their children as they need to work hard and late to pay back their mortgage. The father often goes on long business trips in provinces. Having no time for their children will bring bad consequences. The wife's younger sister, Sai, is staying as maid. The couple has issues with their teen boys. The boys are playing in illegal underground den, do small smuggling to earn extra money despite the pocket money given already by parents, wander with bad guys (นักเลง). The parents are worried that their kids may be caught by the police following raids on illegal casinos. The maid suggests to buy a video player so that they stay home. They wish to watch porn and violent movies. They borrow tapes from bad guys. It gives them bad ideas such as rape and they starting peeping Sai bathing. The teens are lazy and expect everything is due to them (ลูกแบบเทวดา). Watching violent movies makes Long tense. So he tortures and kills a cat. Watching porn movies arouse the teens (เกิดอารมณ์จะปล่อยที่ไหน). They think about Sai to teach them as she had a boyfriend before. Long drinks alcohol and still frequents the bad guys, who propose to bring him to prostitutes. He is always in bad mood (หงุดหงิด). Lit tries to rape Sai in the bathroom and Long hits her violently on the head. Blood flows. Sai is dead. The teens are murderers that need to hide their crime. They lie that Sai fled away with her new boyfriend in order to avoid that their mother calls the police for disappearance. They hide Sai's corpse inside the garden well. A house lizard (จิ้งจก) falls in front of Long. It is a bad omen as house lizards should never fall from ceiling or walls. A new maid is found to take care of the house. She is a young divorced lady called Sawin. They prevent the new maid to check inside the well as there is a very bad smell. Since Sai's death, Long feels bad and always stay alone. Sawin is not shy and entices Lit. They become lovers. Long becomes jealous. Long's bad friends are arrested for rape. Long starts to panic. He complains that Lit throws away brotherhood versus his girlfriend. They decide to get rid of Sai's corpse while Sawin is going out. Sawin finally discovers the corpse. Long tries to drown Sawin. A fight between the two brothers. Sawin flees and alerts the neighbours. The teens are jailed. The mother becomes crazy. The father blames the society for allowing such bad movies sales and distribution. But watching movies at home is internal affair. เหยื่อ means victim (indirect or direct). This movie is also a warning to parents not giving enough time to their children. Giving them too much freedom can have terrible side effects.

พิศวาส
พิศวาส

Year: 1987

Thai title: พิศวาส
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Penpak Sirikul

A young lady is oppressed by her tutor that has brought her since her youth. She wants to get freedom and be able to choose her own life. She decides to flee, finds a safe place to stay in Chiang Mai area and discovers love also. Her tutor, becoming crazy due to such ingratitude, does everything possible to get her back...

ไฟซ่อนเชื้อ
ไฟซ่อนเชื้อ

Year: 1987

Thai title: ไฟซ่อนเชื้อ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai

One woman is jealous of her sister, who has found a nice husband. Despite all her attempts, she cannot find the right mate. Her jealousy will lead her to madness.

เธอร้องไห้เมื่อคืนนี้
เธอร้องไห้เมื่อคืนนี้

Year: 1987

Thai title: เธอร้องไห้เมื่อคืนนี้
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

A young woman is marrying a young man during their studies but the marriage is a failure. The young woman is getting addict with alcohol and cigarettes. She starts to torment her own daughter. Will her meadness lead to kill her own daughter?

รักใคร่
รักใคร่

Year: 1987

Thai title: รักใคร่
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Jintara Sookkapat

Khun Num Yao (Aranya Namwong) is a middle age lady (ผู้ดี). She is practising illegal abortion on teens or rich ladies having affair and then unwanted baby. Her son Ran is hot tempered (ใจร้อน) and is butterfly man (หลายใจ). She also pays for Tap Tim studies, who is the daughter of her domestic helper. Tap Tim is not strong in studies but always willing to (เรียนไม่เก่งแต่ตั้งใจ). She wishes to be a nurse. Ran has a bad mindset but is intelligent and always studies well. He has become a doctor. In 1980s decade, abortions were not authorized in Thai hospitals. Patients needed to bring proofs in front of the police that the unwanted baby was due to a rape. Khun Num Yao knows it is illegal (ผิดกฎหมาย) but is is necessary (ความจำเป็น). She doesn't hope for gratitude (บุญคุณ). Adults have fun in modern society without responsabilities (ผู้ใหญ่สนุกอย่างเดียวไม่รับผิดชอบ). People have fire (ไฟ). She even helped her own son's girlfriends to abort. Pa Kong, Tap Tim's mother, is always helping Khun Num Yao during illegal abortions. Tap Tim succeeds to be a nurse. She is invited to Hua Hin by Ran, who is partying with friends. She is helping her mother to arrange food in the seaside resort. Ran has a dirty mindset (เรื่องลามก) in the heart despite high studies. She hates Ran. Tam Tim needs to compensate the good deeds received (ตอบแทนความบุญคุณ) and have to help Khun Num Yao for abortion as her mother is sick. She is unhappy and she has studied nurse job to save people and not to kill them (ทำบาปฆ่าคน). There is a deranging allegory between the mother killing life and the son creating life in the hotel room with girls. Pa Kong relates old story to her daughter. Ran's real mother asked to abort when she was already seven months pregnant. The child had survived and Khun Num Yao has adopted Ran as her own child. Tap Tim is confused (สับสน) but now better understands Ran's behavior (ไม่ได้รับอบอุ่นจาก Khun Num Yao). Ran hops between girls. Tap Tim's friend, Pol, is sick and has been dumped by Ran. Ran lies to himself and to the girls. Pol is pregnant. Thap Tim, fed up, tells him the truth (บัดซบ, ไม่ไช่มนุษย์, ปัญหาสังคม) to Ran regarding his real origin. Ran cannot stand the truth and breaks everything in his room. Ran disappears. Thap Tim decides to leave Khun Num Yao's home and brings her mother to go to countryside. She helps poor villagers and works in a dispensary (สถานีอนามัย) as nurse (นางพยาบาล). One day a little girl is really sick. There is a need for a doctor's help. They go to the next big village. Doctor Ran is there. He helps the girl but refuses to talk to Thap Tim. Ran is addicted to drugs in order to forget his past. Thap Tim helps for his redemption (เป็นคนดีได้). Finally the whole family is reunited. Ran is now having confidence into himself and asks his mother to stop doing this illegal job. She accepts. Ran will spend two years outside thailand to finish studies regarding proper abortion. Thap Tim promises to wait. The movie raises the hot topic regarding abortion legalisation in Thailand.

ด้วยเกล้า
ด้วยเกล้า

Year: 1987

Thai title: ด้วยเกล้า
English title: The Seed

Rating: 5/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

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After each annual Royal Ploughing Brahminic ceremony, farmers are rushing to get grains of rice paddy (ข้าวนายหลวง) as they believe they are sacred. Saokam, a farmer from Northern Thailand, has been to Bangkok to Sanam Luang (สนามหลวง) and brings back gifts and royal rice seeds for family and relatives. Saokam takes some seeds to grow in his field. He gives some to friends and neighbours including lady Buarian, the local shopkeeper and usurer, who keeps one seed for worship. Saokam has three children including one daughter called Kaew. Saokam's house is destroyed by a storm. Saokam has only one week to pay back debts. One son, Ang, wants to sell the rice fields and go to city. The debt cycle with the usurer has no end. Saokam has to sell his buffalo but it only pays the debt interests. This year following a drought there is no rain and no more water. Only the usurer has a well. There is fight over water with villagers as Buarian refuses to sell water until villagers pay back debts. Ang, fed up by this life, goes out of home and gets refuge in hill tribes (ผู้ดอย). They trade opium between Burma and Thailand. Fortunately, Saokam's second son is working with the King's project to produce artificial rain (ฝนหลวง). Big dark clouds are created and bountiful rain happens. Everybody rejoices except lady Buarian selling water. She has no mercy (เมตตา). Some farmers have to mortgage their own fields to pay debts and Buarian takes advantage of her neighbor's poverty by increasing rate. She fires some farmers from their house as they cannot pay back debts. She doesn't want to give a delay for them to plant rice as water has been plentiful. Their son, Neung, is soldier but his salary is not enough to pay debts. Villagers help each other and Saokam accommodates them in his home. Kaew is the girlfriend of the son of the usurer but he claims he cannot help as it is his mother's decision. Ang is back but his family refuses the money got from opium trade (เงินบาป). He leaves again to see his girlfriend Nacha at the Burmese border. The rice grows well. Neung is now a soldier as Burmese-Thai border. The father has to sell at low cost his rice to pay back the debt and even has to give the small amount they keep for their own consumption. The rice trader has an arrangement with the usurer. Kaew breaks up with the usurer's son. Family members help each other. In addition, Saokam's son also persuades other farmers to join the Royal Agricultural Projects and build a cooperative. The new worry is to grab Ang from the opium traders before a clash happens with army. Neung promises Kaew that he will help. During a clash with army and opium traders, Neung protects Ang but gets hurt and is responsible of one soldier's injuries also. He is fired from Army. Ang apologises for his wrongdoings. The movie ends up on a positive way. Farmers are out of debt cycle by following Royal Agricultural project, rice is abundant, Neung receives Army's appreciation by helping to catch the opium trader ring leader. Usurer gets bankrupted having no more customers and needs to leave. This movie was made to celebrate of His Majesty's 5th Cycle Birthday. "Good" films are sometimes rejected by the audience. An example was this movie, produced to commemorate the Thai King. Although the film received many awards, no distributors would take it. 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.

บ้าน
บ้าน

Year: 1987

Thai title: บ้าน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Chat Korbjitti

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Piathip Kumwong

This sad story relates the story of a man coming from countryside with his family to earn a living in Bangkok. They are living in a slum. He has two kids. He has to work hard on construction side. Their dream is to have their own home (บ้าน). His daughter is selling flowers on a street. His son is helping his mother to prepare the flowers. They have a third child. The family borrows money to build a house. His grandfather is also joining the family in Bangkok. The man becomes a fisherman and has to leave home from long periods. His wife has an affair and gets pregrant. He expelled her from home. His daughter is having an affair with a young man and he also expelled her from home. The fishing boat is caught in Cambodian seas and he is sent in jail for 6 months. His grandfather get hurt on his back and cannot walk properly anymore. His son is sent to youth jail as he robs metal to buy medicine for his grandfather. Feeling useless, the grandfather gets suicide. When he is back from Cambodia, his family is wracked. This movie depicts life in urban slums of Bangkok with all its suffering and hardship. It was the object of much enthousiasm and praise among foreigners in Thailand and Thai intellectuals. Everyone in the story suffers from an unkind fate. The problems of the whole family stem from its leader only.

คนเลี้ยงช้าง
คนเลี้ยงช้าง

Year: 1987

Thai title: คนเลี้ยงช้าง
English title: The Elephant Keeper

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

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It is about forest exploitation by rich people. Boonsong is an elephant keeper, who is having debts with a local and influent pawner. The pawner is supported by a local corrupted police officer. Kamroon is a ranger fighting against illegal loggers in order to protect the forest. Some gunmen try to get rid of Kamroon but Boonsong helps him. Boosong has to do illegal logging in order to pay back his debt to the pawner. Kamroon wants to help him but is killed by the corrupted policeman, who also wants to suppress Boonsong... This movie puts the stress on forest diminishing size due to overexploitation and illegal logging, elephants lacking work as the forest is getting smaller, corrupted policemen, influential people escaping troubles, illiterate poor people exploited by rich Chinese pawners, companies possessing official logging concessions and cheating by adding illegal logging, the helplessness of the simple people as well as the animals caught up in this struggle. The film failed at box office and lost around 7 millions baht. The long history of debate around the Chinese control over business in Thailand is one of the most deep and daring assertions in this movie. This movie touches deeply controversial issues such as the Thai state failing to protect its people against illegal interests. During the filming in the Northeast of Thailand local gangsters, probably working for illegal logging interest, attacked the film crew and one member was killed. 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 2014, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

กิเลสสีม่วง
กิเลสสีม่วง

Year: 1987

Thai title: กิเลสสีม่วง
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Nardtaya DaengBunga

It is about of feminist association fighting for women rights. They help women forced to prostitution, women beaten by their drunk husbands, women raped in police jails. They strongly punish the men doing bad acts. Their gaining popularity annoys a local felonious politician. This one is using gunmen to get rid of the association. Can they win?

สายน้ำไม่ไหลกลับ
สายน้ำไม่ไหลกลับ

Year: 1987

Thai title: สายน้ำไม่ไหลกลับ
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Piathip Kumwong,Linda Khatancharoen

A young lady called Feun (Sinjai Hongthai) is working in a hairdresser shop and washes customers' hair. Khun Warut (Apichat Halamjiak), one customer, has interest in Feun. Phaen (Piathip Kumwong), Feun’s stepmother, tries to push her to go out with Warut. Feun’s father (Somsak Chaisongkram) indulges in alcohol and is seriously sick. Aniwat is Feun's close friend and wishes to marry her when he finishes his studies. Pressured by Phaen, Feun accepts a dinner invitation from Warut. Aware of this, Aniwat feels betrayed. Warut asks for Feun's hand. Phaen pushes her to accept. Troubled, she wishes to talk to Aniwat. But seeing him with another lady, she finally accepts Warut's offer. Warut starts to be more daring with Feun knowing they will marry soon. The wedding shall be a very small ceremony without Warut's parents. In fact, Warut is already married with three children. Phaen was aware. Warut and Feun don't understand each other. Feun likes to stay home but Warut likes to go to disco. Phaen is not interested in Feun's father but only in money that Warut gives to Feun. Warut doesn't come back home a few days already. While doing shopping with Warut, Warut and Feun meet Warut's wife. Feun understands that Warut lied to her (โลกลวง). She flees but is hit by a car. She is rescued by a DJ who introduces her to another lady called Luang. Feun cannot go back home as she doesn't want to be forced by Phaen again or to meet Warut again. Luang is working as a call girl. First Feun looks for normal jobs (waitress) but she still faces men harassment. She cannot find proper jobs (อยากเป็นคนดีแต่สังคมไม่ยอม). So she has finally no choice than working same as Luang as she is worried about her father. It is a difficult job as some men are crazy or violent. She enters in a whirlpool of sex and easy money. One day, one of her guest is Aniwat! Aniwat still believes Feun is a good person despite doing this job (ต้องการเงิน). Aniwat still loves Feun. Feun accepts to start a real love relationship with Aniwat. Their love is spoilt by meeting some former customers while dining and by a liver disease due to alcohol high level of consumption. Aniwat's friend tries to break this relationship. Feun's friend finds that Aniwat is already fiance with a teacher. Knowing this, she indulges in alcohol again and ends up in hospital. Despite cutting part of her liver, she will not survive long. She leaves the hospital and stays near the sea. Knowing Aniwat's wedding, she ends up in hospital again. Her friend forces Aniwat to visit her to hospital so that he can understand her real love and the pain he caused her. Feun dies in front of him. Movie สายน้ำไม่ไกลกลับ highlights society hypocrisy as it is allowed or understood that a man can have multiple mistresses but the opposite is not accepted. It highlights a society where men harassment is still excessive.

เท-ผู้ชายป้ายเหลือง
เท-ผู้ชายป้ายเหลือง

Year: 1987

Thai title: เท-ผู้ชายป้ายเหลือง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Sarinthip Siriwan

Yut is a young man selling his body to other men. He has no choice based on family survival necessity (ความจำเป็น). He is living with other men having the same job. Gik is also a poor lady student. She meets Pon that declares his love to her. Gik gets pregnant but Pon doesn't want to keep the baby. Yut meets Da (Naowarat Yooktanu), a lonely woman, who is rapidly fond of him. Da invites him to stay with his mother in her home and also pays for his studies. Da has already a baby. At the university, Yut meets another young lady called Mem. Mem is just a friend but Da is very jealeous and her love is excessive. Da is the mistress (เมียน้อย) of an older man, who is Mem's father! Yut decides to quit Da, who cannot bear it. She eats pill to die. She legates her money to him so that he can build his future through study and not through selling his body. Everybody has its own secrets and own problems. Hapiness doesn't come easily. Everybody want love and warmth (อบอุ่น). This movie highlights love misunderstandings and twisted loves between friends, children and parents.

กว่าจะรู้เดียงสา
กว่าจะรู้เดียงสา

Year: 1987

Thai title: กว่าจะรู้เดียงสา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Marsha

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Thip (ทิพย์), a 16 years old teen, is part of a family of well off people (เป็นลูกผู้ดี). She is not a villager kid (ลูกชาวบ้าน) so her mother doesn't want her to mingle with people of lower status. Her mother (Pissamai Wilaisak) plans to find a good husband for Thip. The mother is very strict and Thip is not allowed to go out without her mother's authorization. She forbids almost everything (อะไรๆก็ห้าม) despite her husband's advice (รู้จักโลก). Thanks to her friend, Thip meets Chaya (ไชยา), a young teen boy, working in a bicycle repair shop. He is very strong at football. Everybody is fed up with the mother's behavior as she is too excessive (ไม่สบายใจทุกคน, ไม่สนุกสนานหมือนเด็กอื่น, จะไม่ใครเหลือ). The husband spends long hours and nights working at the family factory. Believing that her husband is having an affair at the factory, the mother decides to work late also so Thip has more time to meet Chaya. Love emerges between Thip and Chaya. The mother wishes to put her in a boarding school (โรงเรียนประจำ) as she has no time for her (ไม่มีเวลาดูแล). Thip learns to drive and often spent time with Chaya at the Rose inn... Thip becomes pregnant. As the mother discovers that Thip has a boyfriend, she becomes so upset. Afraid to announce her pregnacy, Thip finally flees with Chaya. They go to Bangkok. Afraid to tarnish her family name, the mother forbids anybody to announce the news. The mother uses a hit man (มือปืน) to take revenge over Chaya's father, who has claimed the blame was on Thip (แม่มีเงินและอิทธิพล). Bangkok people are not honest (ระวังตัว) with provincial people. Thip and Chaya have a hard life in Bangkok. They meet a lady called Chalem, who is in fact interested to use Thip in a call girl ring. Thip is not used to do chore house or cook food so she experiments a harsh life. Their couple is under hard pressure. Chaya finds a small job (30 baht ซ่อมจักรยาน). Thip needs to become a domestic helper (คนใช้) as they don't have enough money. She is hired by a teacher despite she has a husband already. Thip and Chaya live in separated place (ดีอย่างหนึ่งเสียอย่างหนึ่ง). Chaya smokes now and meets ruffians. Meanwhile the teacher's husband tries to rape Thip. She has to flee but she cannot find Chaya as he moved out. He is now addicted to drugs. Thip's parents are now separated so she has no choice but to ask Chalem to find an escort job for her. She doesn't want to go with guests. Chalem wants her to abort but finally keeps the baby, who is a girl. Chaya is smashed by a car while fleeing following a robbery. Thip is sold to a prostitution ring in North of Thailand. During a bordel inspection, a relative of Thip recognizes her. Thip gives him the baby and then finally suicides herself. This movie highlights Thai society modern issues (lack of care and time for children, teens pregnancy, abortion, prostitution...).

เมียแต่ง
เมียแต่ง

Year: 1986

Thai title: เมียแต่ง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan,Yuranan PamornMontri
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat,Pissamai Wilaisak,Sarinthip Siriwan

Arunprapai is a woman who has a good look and qualities. Her mother arranges a wedding with Kongkai. Her family life is not happy as Kongkai still visits Prungchat, his former lover. Divorcing seems to be the only solution choice even if relationships start to improve. Prungchat claims she is pregnant of Kongkai to force him to divorce from Arunprapai. The whole thing is just a lie, so he finally goes back to Arunprapai who is pregnant of him.

พ่อจอมยวน แม่จอมยุ่ง
พ่อจอมยวน แม่จอมยุ่ง

Year: 1986

Thai title: พ่อจอมยวน แม่จอมยุ่ง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat,Pissamai Wilaisak

Chang comes back in the village after staying many years in Isan. He is employed in a construction company. The boss gets mocked as his new wife is half his age. Fon and Fa are two young ladies raised by the District Chief Officer as their real father died. Fon has a sharp tongue. Chang is not yet married and has strong interest into Fa but her younger sister Fon is protecting her. So Chang needs to convince Fon that he can change his behavior and bad habits (alcohol, party, gambling, laziness) and become a good guy. In order to stabilize their son, Chang's parents decide to help him by asking Fa's hand but there is confusion as they ask for Fon! As Fon is fed up by Fa's guidance as elder sister, she accepts. Fon forces Chang to change his behavior as she is her fiance but he is reluctant. He is fed up with a life with no liberty. When a new district officer shows interest in Fon, he is pushing for her to leave him. Finally Fon and Chang declare their love and stay together.

เสี้ยนเสน่หา
เสี้ยนเสน่หา

Year: 1986

Thai title: เสี้ยนเสน่หา
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Yuranan PamornMontri
Main actress: Nardtaya DaengBunga

An Asian young woman is working as a maid for a Thai man. He finally wants to marry her and recognizes her daughter as his daughter. Due to problems, he has to flee and disappears. Before he organizes a false wedding with his associate in order for him to take care of his new family. The former associate finally tries everything to get all his whole wealth, even by pushing the daughter against the mother.

ด้วยรักและผูกพัน
ด้วยรักและผูกพัน

Year: 1986

Thai title: ด้วยรักและผูกพัน
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Thongchai McIntyre
Main actress: Kanchana Jindawat

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In Switzerland, a Thai professional photographer seduces a Thai tourist guide. He promises to make her a star. Back in Thailand, will he keep his promise?

ปรารถนาแห่งหัวใจ
ปรารถนาแห่งหัวใจ

Year: 1986

Thai title: ปรารถนาแห่งหัวใจ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Yuranan PamornMontri,Pisarn Akraseranee
Main actress:

A mother-in-law gets rid of her daughter-in-law by pushing her in a waterfall. She wants to promote her lazy son as company CEO. But the daughter-in-law is rescued by an artist, who is heart-broken. Love emerges between both and wrong doers get punished.

รักกันเล่น ๆ (ไม่เห็นเป็นไร)
รักกันเล่น ๆ (ไม่เห็นเป็นไร)

Year: 1986

Thai title: รักกันเล่น ๆ (ไม่เห็นเป็นไร)
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

A young couple get married but only for the fun. Now they have to discover what is love and what life together means.

อีกครั้ง
อีกครั้ง

Year: 1986

Thai title: อีกครั้ง
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director: MC Dhibbayachat

Main actor: Thongchai McIntyre,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Ancharee Jongkadeekit

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Two men and two women. The two men love the same woman so problems arise between the two women...

พิศวาสซาตาน
พิศวาสซาตาน

Year: 1986

Thai title: พิศวาสซาตาน
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Pisarn Akraseranee
Main actress: Penpak Sirikul,Nardtaya DaengBunga,Apiradee Pawaputanon

A dangerous man and some teammates try to escape during a prison transfer. Only the man can escape but is seriously injured. He finally ends up in a strange house where only a few women are living. Despite his bad past, the women do believe in his redemption and will fight among each other for him.

น้ำเซาะทราย
น้ำเซาะทราย

Year: 1986

Thai title: น้ำเซาะทราย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Nardtaya DaengBunga

Teacher Wan (วรรณรี) is married with Pim (ภีม) and has two kids. She is quite old fashioned. She is a dedicated housewife, spends a lot of time to educate kids and take care of the home (เป็นคนดี). She has a high self esteem of herself as she believes she has never done anything wrong. Pim doesn't value his wife’s kindness and efforts. He starts to be fed up with Wan. Wan’s closest friend is Pukrong (พุดกรอง), a lonely (ความว้าเหว่) and young rich widow (แม่มาย). They know each other for 20 years. Pong, Pim’s friend, tries to seduce Pukrong but she is not interested beyond friendship. Pukrong is somebody who dares (คนกล้า). Pim is seduced. Pukrong and Pim become lovers. They have to see each other in discreet places to avoid being seen by others (ขาดกันไม่ได้). Pong starts to be a nuisance as he tries to follow Pukrong everywhere so hindering her love with Pim. Pim has rent a house (บ้านของเรา) so that they can see each other discreetly and happily (รางรัก). Back home, Wan notices a perfume smell on Pim's shirt similar to Pukrong’s expensive perfume. Meanwhile Pukrong has decorated "their" home with expensive furniture. Pong announces to Wan that he is aware that Pim and Pukrong are having an affair (เป็นชู้กัน). Pukrong admits in front of Wan and Pim. Pim is seen as a traitor (ผัวทรยศ). Pim is unable to make a proper decision. Wan asks for divorce (ไม่มีทางตกลง) and Pim goes back to Pukrong. Pong pushes Wan to fight back Pukrong to get her husband back (ภรรยาถูกต้อง). Pong pushes Pukrong to go out to have a new life. He presents to her a handsome and honest military colonel called Neephon. If Pim is having happiness outside why Wan cannot have happiness? Pukrong is now pregnant. Pim is upset that another man is inside Wan’s life and is taking over his own duty as father. Pukrong starts to be upset by this situation and makes the link with her own son she haven’t seen for years. Pukrong misses her son in America and finally decides to go there with her new born child. This way she also gives a chance to Pim and Wan couple. Wan refuses to accept Pim to come back. Pim remains alone. It is a remake of 1973 “น้ำเซาะทราย” movie. The scenario is almost identical. Sinjai Hongthai has always played the modern and liberated woman in many 1980s movies.

วายร้าย 4 คิงส์
วายร้าย 4 คิงส์

Year: 1986

Thai title: วายร้าย 4 คิงส์
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chaiya Suriyun,Lak Apichat
Main actress:

During a jewelry robbery, two women are kidnapped. The three robbers finally release their hostages and flee inside the forest. By using grenades, the robbers succeed to flee the police. A part of the movie was censored in Thailand as it features a daring sequence of the three robbers with three prostitutes. The head of police is Chaiya. Sarawat Sorapong receives duty to catch them. The head of police recommends him to check with a singer called Riem in a bar frequented by HK and SG citizens. Apichat provides support to the robbers, who are coming from HK. Riem is in fact undercover policewoman. Despite bring identified by Riem, the HK thieves succeed to flee and try to catch a plane to Saudi Arabia. They are caught at embarking gate in Don Meuang airport. The head of ruffians sends two Charlie's angels to get back the three HK men. On trial day, Apichat succeeds to release two HK guys through a daring escape. One fails to escape and is caught back by the police. Fai Chai is another local Thai helping them. The boss doesn't left his teammates (ลูกน้อง) in difficulty. As Fai Chai is identified, Thai police storms the house where ruffians are hiding. All are killed. Thai police saves face (ตำรวจไทยไม่ขายหน้า). The movie วายร้าย4คิงส์ lasts 1m31mn.

ตำรวจเหล็ก
ตำรวจเหล็ก

Year: 1986

Thai title: ตำรวจเหล็ก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Kom Akadej

Main actor: Bin Banleurit,Sombat Methanee,Kom Akadej,Pipop Pupinyo,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Marsha,Nanthida Kaewbuasai

Thai movie ตำรวจเหล็ก was released in year 1986. Kom Akadej is the movie director. The movie lasts 1h40mn. Sombat Methanee is a police police commander (ผู้บังคับ) enquiring on a murder. Chanyut was found dead in his swimming pool. 2000M baht have disappeared following the murder. Bin (Bin Banleurit) finds an earring there. Pim (Marsha playing in her first movie) is a journalist (นักข่าว). Muat (หมวด) Bin kills two ruffians having shot policemen. Singer Chengila (Nanthida Kaewbuasai) is harassed by (ขอตัว) Nai Chareun Phran, son of an influential banker and also targeting to be a parliamentary. Fighting happens in the club. Bin arrests Nai Chareun Phran but he is released thanks to his father. Investigations on hitmen are ongoing. Pim enters illegally in a Chinese temple to take pictures of a ceremony. Hitman Chat Mongkolchai is present. A money exchange shall happen between Chat and the son of Sia in order to release Sia. Pim recognizes Bin and reveals by mistake that Police is part of the Chinese lions dancers. Shooting happens and all ruffians are killed. Bin is looking for information on another hitman called Seua Weng. Weng is looking to flee overseas so looking to exchange Thai baht in dollar. He is shot by another fierceful killer, Ai Tong Bai boon Sung, before being able to flee. Bin suspects Kaewbuasai should be related to Chanyut as he found she is wearing only one earring. Chengila was the girlfriend of Chanyut. Chengila has seen the murderer, i.e. Nokhun, famous lawyer (ทนายความใหญ่) and even took a video. Entertainment place Chao Praya 3 is the place where the killer is coming every day to see a girl. Nai Chareun Phran, helped by his lawyer (Kom Akadej) frames Bin in a trap. Chengila blacklists the lawyer Nokhun by asking 200M Baht. The lawyer puts some fake policemen in front of Chengila’s condo but Bin arrests them. As usual Pim is here to take pictures. Bin suspects Chengila is not telling the whole truth to him as there should be a reason why fake policemen kept watching her flat. Later on the killer erupts in the disco and tries to shoot Chengila. She escapes thanks to Bin, who is injured. She flees but finally gets shot by the hitman. Before dying, she calls the police and talks about a tape hidden in the bathroom. Bin’s assistant finds it and the lawyer is identified as the killer. Nai Chareun Phran is afraid and sends the killer to get rid of the lawyer. He is only injured and ends up at the hospital. The lawyer tries to corrupt Bin’s assistant but to no avail. The killer erupts in the hospital and kills Bin’s assistant. The lawyer succeeds to flee. Final scene is happening around a political meeting scene. Nokhun injures Nai Chareun Phran and both get arrested. Bin with Pim’s succeed to neutralize the killer.

มือปืนผีสิง
มือปืนผีสิง

Year: 1986

Thai title: มือปืนผีสิง
English title: The Magic Man

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Pao Porapak,Rith Luecha
Main actress: Thida Thidarat,Sinaporn Philailak

Thai movie มือปืนผีสิง was released in year 1986. It lasts 1h25mn. It is a mix of Thai footage and Hong Kong footage done by Filmark production. The movie is in Spanish language. The international title is "Mad Move". The Thai footage lasts one hour. The Thai actors are not even mentioned in the credits. Director is Payoong Payakul. A lot of sexy scenes are still present but might be removed from the Thai VCD. Lepso released it under the name นักรบผีสิง. Actresses also include ธิดา ธีระรัตน์, สินาภรณ์ พิไลลักษณ์ (Sinaporn Philailak – sexy star), สุนารี. Actors also include วีรยุทธ รสโอชา. Below summary is then partial. Sorapong Chatree is a soldier in black uniform. All his colleagues are dead. Sorapong is seen holding a machine gun and shooting enemies. Lak Apichat is visiting a family. Lak offers money the family but the father refuses. Later on, ruffians kill the whole family. Sorapong is back and finds his family dead. In a sawmill, shootings happen with ruffians. Both Sorapong and Lak are involved in the shootings. As Sorapong believes Lak is responsible of his parents' death, they both fight. Sorapong finally understands that Lak is innocent. Pao Porapak and Rith Luecha are parts of the ruffians. Sorapong finally catches the ruffians, who shot his family. Out of strength, Sorapong collapses and wakes up in a monk's cave. He needs to pacify his heart. While being in a brothel, ruffians have fighting with Lak. Sorapong still has atrocious visions about war. The ruffians send a beautiful lady to seduce Sorapong but it fails. Outside of the room, Pao is waiting and Sorapong is captured by the ruffians. At nighttime Sorapong becomes a werewolf and defeats his captors. The leader's girlfriend abuses the confidence of Bonnie (รติรส รินนภา) but the werewolf stops her. The werewolf abuses her as a revenge. Meeting Lak, the werewolf follows him and by paying respect to a Buddha statue, the werewolf becomes Sorapong again. Rith refuses to believe the stories about a werewolf but finally following the proofs, he gathers a big team to fight back. Finally Sorapong’s team acts first. The movie ends up in shootings and two final fights between Lak and Pao, between Sorapong and Rith.

เหนือฟ้ายังมีเซียน
เหนือฟ้ายังมีเซียน

Year: 1986

Thai title: เหนือฟ้ายังมีเซียน
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Nareerat Monsiri

A man comes back in a Hat Yai city district, which is ransacked by a local mafia. He is looking for an old friend. He decides to stay and acts as a local astrologer. But local mafia dislikes him and wishes him to leave through threats. He is collaborating with the police to stop them. This movie also highlights the police's extra judicial killings.

ล่าด่วนนรก
ล่าด่วนนรก

Year: 1986

Thai title: ล่าด่วนนรก
English title: Operation North Tour

Rating: 2/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Prissana Chabaprai

Pen and Tong (Sorapong Chatree) meet each other in a bus going to Chiang Mai. Nobody knows the real reason of Tong arrival to Chiang Mai. He just comes to rest and to see a friend called Den. A few people are killed by a hitman (มือปืน) and acolytes in a pool club. Tong is witness of the murder. He shots one killer. Pen's business is also threatened by local mafia. Chiang Mai area is dominated by two local mafia heads. A lady called Gnam seduces Tong to know the truth regarding his visit to Chiang Mai but to no avail. Gnam is linked to mafia. The two mafia rings fight each other. During a shooting at the Chiang Mai airport by another hitman, a young man called Suchai helps to protect Saichai, daughter of Somchai (Rith Luecha), mafia leader. Suchai gains the trust of Somchai. The two mafia leaders decide to unify their efforts instead of fighting. Gnam is killed during a fight between Tong and a ruffian. Finally Suchai gets information that both mafia team will gather in Don Pui area to sell drug. Gun fights happen between mafia and the police helped by Tong, Den and Suchai. Similar to a a Thai copy of Rambo II, Tong carries a huge machine gun with ammunitions over the shoulder. The movie features fightings shot with a Hong Kong action movie style. As often during such Thai action movies, it is revealed that the main characters were undercover policemen. Many Thai action movies in 1980s decade include influence from Hong Kong movies and American movie Rambo II fighting style.

ลูกสาวพระอาทิตย์
ลูกสาวพระอาทิตย์

Year: 1986

Thai title: ลูกสาวพระอาทิตย์
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pao Porapak,Lak Apichat
Main actress:

A Japanese soldier is stranded in Thailand. His plane crashed. He is rescued by a Thai family. The Japanese gets married with their daughter but she dies when giving birth to a daughter. Twenty years have passed. An armed group arrive in the village. They are looking for the old Japanese gold that is supposed to be hidden inside a cave. Yem (Sorapong Chatree) is protecting the group. Another armed group is already occupying the area. Gun fights occur between the two groups. Following various fights, kidnapings and so on... the Japanese former soldier triggers an explosion inside the cave so that nobody can get the gold. Phra Athit (พระอาทิตย์) means sun but also gold. This movie has nothing to do with the movie "ลูกสาวพระอาทิตย์" shot in 1968. It is a typical grade B action movie from decade 1980s with kung fu fights and gunfight sequences. It includes a little of romance and a lonesome hero who prefers to stay in the forest than going back to modern world. Favorite sentence of such movies is "cha tham arai to pai" (จะทำอะไรต่อไป) - What shall we do next? During the anti-communist years, Sorapong Chatree played soldiers and mercenaries in perhaps 100 action films. Most of these were low-profile, though some were popular as they played to the national sentiment.

สงครามร้อนรัก
สงครามร้อนรัก

Year: 1986

Thai title: สงครามร้อนรัก
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Porjed Kaenpetch,Dam Datsakorn
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin,Moeifa

During Vietnam war some Thai soldiers are facing the Vietcong resistance. It is their last days of their engagement. One of them, Athit, has a Vietnamese girlfriend called Cheut Cheun, but needs to be separated from her. Athit promises to come back. Due to the South Vietnam invasion by North Vietnam, he cannot keep his promise. Many Vietnamese boat people then flee to Hong Kong. Cheut Cheun's father forces his daughter to leave Vietnam in order to secure a better future for her. The smugglers are part of the mafia. Those evil men rape the young girl on the boat. The boat is hijacked by Thai ruffians and the boat people are put in a cage. The young girls are transferred to another boat by the ruffians, who wish to send them to Thailand. Athit and his friend Wat accidentally see Cheut Cheun. She was sent to a bordel. Athit promises to help. Cheut Cheun refuses to obey the mamasan (มาม่าซัง) so faces wrath from her and is tortured (ทรมาน). The mamasan considers the girls (เด็กผู้หญิง) as things and now wishes to send them to singapore due to the deranging noise made by Athit. It is difficult for Athit to free Cheut Cheun due to the mamasan's bad influence (อิทธิพล). He wishes to buy a ticket to send her back to Vietnam. He convinces the police to investigate and helps to gather proofs. He doesn't have enough money to buy her back so he tries to organize an escape but it fails. His friend Wat is killed. The police finally arrests (จับ) the mamasan and her ruffians. This movie highlights the boat people phenomena and the mafia taking profit of it. The main actress is from Philippines. She might had less concern that Thai actresses to play sexy scenes. Soundtrack from Dario Argento's horror movies is used.

ยิงทิ้ง
ยิงทิ้ง

Year: 1986

Thai title: ยิงทิ้ง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Chat Mongkolchai,Pipop Pupinyo,Choomporn Theppitak,Pao Porapak,Paen Pleumsachai
Main actress: Sinaporn Philailak

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Thai movie ยิงทิ้ง was released in year 1986 and lasts 1h20mn but parts of the movie are cut. Ruffians shoot a van transporting money (ปล้นเงินเดือน). Lak Apichat is injured. Police arrives and catches ruffians but Wong (Chat Mongkolchai) and Pon (Pipop Pupinyo) succeed to flee. Pon hides the money but is also arrested later so Wong doesn't know where the money was hidden. Wut (Sorapong Chatree) is police inspector. He is married to Na (วชิรา วงษ์วัชร์), who complains he doesn't give enough time to his family (เป็นหน้าที่). Head of police Choomporn Theppitak enquiries if Lak is involved in the robbing or not. Choomporn gives the case to Wut. By enquiring, Wut meets Wong and Pao Porapak but they succeed to escape due to the mistakes of other policemen. Wong and Pao succeed to release Pon. Choomporn asks Wut to get them back but Wut requests an assistant (ผู้ช่วย), i.e. Lak. As Pon is reluctant to give back the money, Wong kidnaps his wife (พิศมัย ภุมมา). Meanwhile Wut and Lak are chasing Pol also. They fail to catch Wong and Pao despite Pol leads them to their house. Wut verifies that Mon (Sinaporn Philailak) doesn't hide Wong anymore. Choomporn starts to lose patience as Wong is still not captured by Wut. By spying Mon, Wut finally gets back the money but Wong succeeds to escape. Wong kidnaps Na in order to force Wut to give back the money. Following fightings and shootings with ruffians, Wut, Lak and Na defeat them. Lak ends up in jail as he still has to pay for his previous bad behavior. A four minutes trailer is also still available. It features sexy scenes cut off from VHS release.

ตามฆ่า
ตามฆ่า

Year: 1986

Thai title: ตามฆ่า
English title: Twinkle Ninja Fantasy

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Krai Kanchit,Boo Wibunnan,Chat Mongkolchai,Pipop Pupinyo,Pao Porapak
Main actress: Sinaporn Philailak

Thai movie ตามฆ่า was released in year 1986 and lasts 1h46mn. The VHS release is very sharp. The movie was also released overseas by Filmark movie production. It is called "Twinkle Ninja Fantasy". It is mixing the Thai movie and Ninja sequences shot in Hong Kong. Vin (Lak Apichat) organises gambling on a mining site. Manager (ผู้จัดการ) Somchai (Krai Kanchit) decides to give him a harsh lesson. Kiet (Sorapong Chatree) interposes as Somchai is going too far. Fighting erupts and You (Sinaporn Philailak) has to stop them. The big boss Thana (Boo Wibunnan) refuses to fire Kiet as he is a good staff. You is Thana's girlfriend but she is also Somchai's mistress. As Kiet has to transport important company goods, Somchai plans to get rid of him. As Kiet's sister has a domestic accident, Kiet cannot go. Vin then leads the convoy, which is attacked by ruffians. Only Vin succeeds to escape as the ruffians believe he falls from a cliff. You pushes to marry with Thana (แม่เลี้ยง) but this latter wishes to inform his son coming back from overseas first. As the convoy is robbed, Somchai accuses Kiet to be the mastermind behind. Pinyo tries to convince Vin to accuse Kiet but as he refuses, he is beaten and left for dead. Thana doesn't trust Somchai so he wishes to replace him by his son. Aware, Somchai hires Chat Mongkolchai to attack the next convoy led by Thana and Kiet. All staff die including Thana. Only Kiet escapes but his sister gets killed as he takes refuge in his home. Somchai now plans to kill Thana's son called Virayut (วีรยุทธ รสโอชา). While exiting the train station, ruffians chase and shoot Virayut. Luckily doctor Wana (ปรางค์ วงศ์วัช)(แสนสวย) passes by and saves his life. Pipop Pupinyo and Pao Porapak storm the doctor's house to find the son. Wana chases them on time before any killing occurs. Virayut wishes to kill Kiet as You brainwashed him that he is the killer. Ruffians try to kill again Virayut but they fail so they kidnap the doctor Wana. Meanwhile Virayut follows Lak to find Kiet. Following fighting, Virayut understands that Kiet is innocent. Understanding that Somchai doesn't love her, You tries to release Wana but it is too late and she gets killed. Kiet gets revenge over Chat Mongkolchai by putting a grenade in his mouth. Knowing that Somchai is planning to flee overseas by boat, Thai police, Kiet, Vin, Virayut storm the pier to release Wana. The boat succeeds to escape but Kiet and Virayut are on board. Through a final fight, Somchai is killed. As often in Thai movies, it is discovered that Virayut is a Bangkok police officer. Before going to Bangkok, he promotes Kiet as new manager and Vin as intendant. This Thai includes many stereotypes from 1980s Thai action movies.

เกิดมาลุย
เกิดมาลุย

Year: 1986

Thai title: เกิดมาลุย
English title: Born to Fight

Rating: 3/5
Director: Panna Rittikrai

Main actor: Panna Rittikrai,Krissanapong Rachata
Main actress:

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Thai movie เกิดมาลุย / Born to Fight was released in year 1986. It lasts 94 minutes. It is first movie directed by Panna Rittikrai. This movie was released under VCD format (unfortunately in 4:3 to match old TV format and not 16:9) in Thailand and blu-ray format in USA in 2016. Panna sold his home to finance his first movie เกิดมาลุย shot in years 1985~1986. Other actors have to pay also to be part of this movie! At the beginning, main actor was supposed to be Toon Hiransap and the main actress was supposed to be Suriwan Suriyong but finally Isan actors were used! Panna Rittikrai's first movie เกิดมาลุย was not successful in Bangkok. Sieng Fong is a Hong Kong lawyer fleeing from Hong Kong to Thailand as he has got important papers showing the corruption of his boss. He takes refuge in uncle Kosi's home. Five ninjas are chasing him and storm uncle Kosi's home. Two young teens, seen later in Panna movies (Krissanapong Rachata and yyy), are getting an art martial training from Thong (Panna Rittikrai). Five masked men come to defy Thong and to check his skills. Thong defeats them and is hired by a Hong Kong policeman to find back Sieng Fong. Sieng Fong and uncle Kosi's daughter are gone to Nong Khai. Uncle Jaem helps Thong to find them. Multiple fights and motorbike chases are featured as ruffians try to block Thong. A final fight again the five ninjas shows many skills (sword fighting, martial art...) and ideas (action sequence replayed a second time with a different angle, action sequence shown at slower speed...) that were reused in other famous Panna’s movies including Ong Bak and Tom Yam Goong. Panna’s movies remain famous for their action scenes genuineness.

ลูกปืน
ลูกปืน

Year: 1986

Thai title: ลูกปืน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich
Main actress:

It is the story of two brothers. One is a killer ("MEU PEUN" - มือปืน), who wants his brother to study at university and supports him with the money earned from murders. Once studies finished, the brother becomes a policeman and discovers his brother's job. What is he going to do? Shall he forget the gratitude ("KATANJOO" - กตัญญู) towards his brother?

โอวตี่
โอวตี่

Year: 1986

Thai title: โอวตี่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

Owati is a tough guy sent to prison because he hit two guys flirting with the girl he loves. He is living in Yaowarat, Bangkok Chinatown district. When he was a child, his father was killed in front of him. He is now out of prison. He has a hot temper or ใจร้อน. He is violent due to his difficult childhood. The policeman who caught him earlier is now an inspector (สารวัตร). He is helping Owati to find a job. He is also causing trouble to local mafia. They try to get rid of him without success. During a trip of the inspector abroad, Owati is involved in a fight during a Chinese temple festival. By mistake, he shot the son of a local godfather. To protect his mother against revenge, he has to shot this godfather. Owati is now employed by another godfather as a hitman. He has now a lot of money but his mother doesn't want dirty money or a new house. She wants a son that respects law. She wants to be pround of her son. She rejects him. The new godfather uses another hitman to kill the inspector but he is only injured. Bashed by his mother again, Owati kills the hitman and flees to South of Thailand. He has to come back to Bangkok as his boss tries to have him killed. He helped his girlfriend kidnaped by the godfather tough guys. Finally as his girlfriend is pregnant, he surrenders to the police and promises to be a good father when he will exit from prison. A second opus with different actors was released 4 years later.

ชมพู่แก้มแหม่ม
ชมพู่แก้มแหม่ม

Year: 1986

Thai title: ชมพู่แก้มแหม่ม
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yuranan PamornMontri,Lor Tok,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A mother is separated from her Thai husband and move to Austria with her daughter. During her childhood, the daughter has also a half-Thai friend. When growing up, the daughter wants to know her Thai father and decide with her best friend to gather the money to buy the air ticket to Thailand. They try different opportunities (play Molam, simulate red cross helpers, get money from wish fountains).

แม่ดอกรักเร่
แม่ดอกรักเร่

Year: 1986

Thai title: แม่ดอกรักเร่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Prompong Nopparith
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

In a remote village two young people love each other. As the man has a nice voice, he decides to go to Bangkok to become a singer. Having some financial problems, her fiancee also has to go to Bangkok to work. She fails to find him and is rescued by two nice guys after being attacked by a taxi driver. After many funny confusions, her fiance is marrying another woman and she is marrying her rescuer.

หลานสาวเจ้าสัว
หลานสาวเจ้าสัว

Year: 1986

Thai title: หลานสาวเจ้าสัว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Prompong Nopparith,Sor Asanajinda,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

Two friends are unfortunately making funny mistakes by trying to seduce two young ladies. During Chinese New Year, while trying to earn money in order to repair their mistakes, one of the young lady discovers that she is the Mr Liu's daughter. As Mr Liu is very rich, will it change their frienship and love?

เจ้าสาวมะลิซ้อน
เจ้าสาวมะลิซ้อน

Year: 1986

Thai title: เจ้าสาวมะลิซ้อน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Prompong Nopparith,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

Two young woman from different backgrounds (one from a rich family and one from a poorer family) are bothered by bachelors they don't love. Having a similar appearance to each other, confusions between them happen and finally bachelors are replaced for everybody's happiness. But the son of a local kingpin is still fond of one of the lady...

ลูกรักของแม่
ลูกรักของแม่

Year: 1986

Thai title: ลูกรักของแม่
English title: Walli 2

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong,Piathip Kumwong

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As Wally is living without a mother and with a blind grandmother, her father stops being a monk in order to take care about his daughter. Many people gossip that he is interesting by donations given by many Thai people. Wally's sad life continues with the loss of her father and then grandmother. She finally succeeds her university graduation.

แด่คุณครูด้วยดวงใจ
แด่คุณครูด้วยดวงใจ

Year: 1986

Thai title: แด่คุณครูด้วยดวงใจ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Prompong Nopparith,Phairoj Jaising,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

This movie is divided into two parts, a first comic part when Thewan, a student, in order to seduce Nuanchan acts like a company owner. But he is only the company owner's car driver! Finally Nuanchan finds out the truth. The second part is more dramatic when Nuanchan decides to become a teacher in a remote Thai village. She succeeds to find money to have a big school built. She even convinces older people to learn how to read to reduce illiteracy. Due to a sudden cancer detection, she has to handover the job to Thewan. She has to leave her job as school teacher to go abroad for treatment so causing despair and cries from the village inhabitants who love her so much. This film highlights the importance of literacy at all ages.

ไปไม่ถึงดวงดาว
ไปไม่ถึงดวงดาว

Year: 1986

Thai title: ไปไม่ถึงดวงดาว
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai

A married couple is having bad time as there is no more love between them. Each partner is looking for a new mate. As the husband is finding a new lovely woman but the wife is having trouble with her new lover, this is leading her to a tragic madness.

คำสิงห์
คำสิงห์

Year: 1986

Thai title: คำสิงห์
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Krailat Kriengkrai,Suchao Pongwilai,Sompong Phonmitr,Kowit Wattanakul
Main actress: Marasri Bangchang

Thai movie คำสิงห์ was released in year 1986 and lasts 1h54mn. Kam sing (ธนา สินทรัพย์) is a Thai boxer leaving for Bangkok and recalling his past while travelling by train. He is coming from a poor family. Due to debt, his father had to give the land title (จำนองที่ดิน) as compensation so they are finally expelled from their house. Her mother (Marasri Bangchang) sent him to learn Thai boxing in a Buddhist temple as he is always fighting. He befriends with Bulong (Krailat Kriengkrai). The rich local man Boon increases the interest rate so much so they have no way to pay back to get the house. They finally steal the debt recognition from him through a fight. Police is now looking for Kam Sing and Bulong. Kam Sing and the rich man's daughter Nit (อภิญญา คุ้มตะบุตร) know each other since childhood. Kam Sing finally decides to flee to Bangkok. Her mother doesn't wish him to become a Thai boxer (เจ็บตัว). Suchao Pongwilai is the heartless owner of ring. Sompong Phonmitr tries to abuse from Kam Sing. As all chances have been exhausted (หมดสภาพ), Bulong fights on a Thai boxing ring but is severely injured to the brain. While getting Bulong out of hospital, they are caught by police. Kam Sing ends up in jail as he was the one to hit Boon. Kam Sing is sent to isolation quarters (คุกมืด) as Kam Sing hits an inmate wishing to have relationship with him. His mother, tired by his behavior, becomes a nun (บวชชี). Knowing this, Kam Sing promises himself to become a good guy and to do something his mother would be proud of him. He decides to become a professional Thai boxer. Kam Sing wins all his fights as he is training very hard. He shall now face Kowit Wattanakul, Thai boxing champion. To trick the match, Suchao Pongwilai puts Kowit in a lower category so Kam Sing needs to lose weight to match 70kg causing him to become much weaker. Following an epic fight, Kam Sing finally defeats Kowit. He is back to his town and is shown as an example. He left as a pariah and comes back as a champion. He can now show to his mother that he really changed.

ราชินีดอกหญ้า
ราชินีดอกหญ้า

Year: 1986

Thai title: ราชินีดอกหญ้า
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Surasee Phatham

Main actor: Prompong Nopparith,Doo Dook Kradon
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A Molam performers group is going to quit playing (ลาเวที). They are going to play Manora performance for the last time. Benchawee is the main young lady singer. A photographer called Somwit wishes to join them. He wants to convince them not to stop as Molam is part of Isan culture but it seems too late. Finally they accept to resume one time as a donor pleads them. Molam is not so popular anymore. Mainly old people are watching. Molam performers have difficulties to compete face to modern Thai country (ลูกทุ่ง) music and need to renew their style. Molam is an art (ศิลปะ). Somwit understands the need to write down songs in order to have records as it is mainly passed orally from one generation to another. There are many kinds of Molam song style such as Molam Ploen (หมอลำเพลิน) , Molam sing (หมอลำซิ่ง) and so on... Somwit wishes to bring the Molam band to radio broadcasting. Somwit decides to mix Molam song with modern Thai song (หมอลำยังไม่ตาย). An example is “Siang Isaan” as a modern Molam music group. Sawit wants to bring Benchawee to Bangkok to increase her popularity. They meet an unscrupulous producer who only wants to abuse Rawee. They continue to tour around Thailand and start to become famous. Somwit has to go back for personal affairs in Bangkok but fails to come back. Benchawee misses him and has then difficulties to sing properly. Somwit finally comes back mixing Molam songs with a modern dancing music. Benchawee becomes the Molam queen. This movie highlights that traditions can survive and stay popular by adapting to the modern tastes. The producer realizes his mistake. Yearly best singer competition is going to happen. Who will be the next queen of singers? Duang Chan Duang Chai, Thai country music singer, has fans all over Thailand but Benchawee has only Isan fans but Isan workers are everywhere so spreading their culture. A vote happens and Benchawee is aware that she won. Somwit brings Benchawee to meet his parents. His father refuses this wedding as he is coming from high society. For him an Isan girl is same as a Lao girl so denigrating both. The game is cheated and Duang chan Duang Chai Chan is announced as winner. Molam couldn't be accepted by Bangkok elite (คนเศรษฐีโกหก) So Benchawee couldn't win. The elite has chosen but Thai people have chosen also. Benchawee’s concert is a huge success while Duang Chan Duang Chai concert is a complete failure as spectators flock to see Benchawee singing. She becomes the queen of grassroots (ราชินีดอกหญ้า) instead of the queen of flowers (ราชินีดอกฟ้า). The perjury is disclosed as hidden votes are found. It is fun to see Jarunee Sooksawad singing Molam songs (หมอลำสาวบ้านนอก). Lao and Thai languages are used in this movie shot in year 1986. The movie lasts 2h03mn. It got three rewards (รางวัลสุพรรณหงส์) during Thai film industry ceremony.

ครูสมศรี
ครูสมศรี

Year: 1986

Thai title: ครูสมศรี
English title: Somsee

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sor Asanajinda,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Chalita Puttamapun

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It is about a big company, which wants to expel slum inhabitants in order to build a modern complex. A young teacher called Somsri is representing the slum and is fighting against the company. This movie shows the power of big Thai companies over slums, Thai rich people power over poor people and the Thai useless bureaucracy. Hopefully a Thai official and a lawyer are helping the teacher Somsri as the slum inhabitants are fully in their rights. Unfortunately, the big company doesn't hesitate to use strong ways such a fire, threats and gunmen. The slum finally wins but the lawyer and teacher Somsri lose their life. The movie is based on an activist teacher in the Klong Toei slum area. The idea on which the movie was based is the real life of teacher Pratheep Ungsongtham. She was called the slum angel.

ร้อยป่า
ร้อยป่า

Year: 1986

Thai title: ร้อยป่า
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Bin Banleurit,Somchai Samipak,Taksin Jampol,Manop Aussawathep,Rith Luecha
Main actress: Mai Charoeunpura

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Thai movie ร้อยป่า was released in year 1986 and directed by veteran Chalong Pukdeewichit. Luang Ta is taking care of an orphaned boy called Seua (ลูกศิษย์วัด). Seua (Bin Banleurit) sympathizes with young girl Paew but gets an enemy as Anirut (ลูกผู้ดี). Years passed. They are now adults. Luang Ta dies. Seua goes to Lampang to do forest staff studies. He meets Srinuan. In Srinuan's disco, he protects Somchai (Somchai Samipak) as พ่อเลี้ยง against a murder tentative. During studies, he finds that teck forest has few trees left (ตรวจป่า). He meets Boon Ying and presents himself as new forest staff (พนักงานป่าใหม่). He tries to prevent ruffians led by Theum (Taksin Jampol) to cut illegally trees (ทำรายป่าไม่ได้). Seua gets his degree and is sent at Thai Burmese border. He realises that Paew was the one to support him financially during his studies. พ่อเลี้ยง Ithi (Manop Aussawathep), owner of a company allowed to cut 2000 trees, tries to corrupt Seua (เก็บเงินของคุณเลย) to cut more trees. Ruffians are sent to kill Seua but Theum and Leum being around help him. แม่เลี้ยง Saenthong (Mai Charoeunpura) wishes to get authorisation for her trees. Seua has issues with Nok (Rith Luecha), leader of elephant keepers. Seua checks the trees deeply in the forest and gives approval (ราชการดีๆยังมีอยู่ครับ). Back to the village, they found that Nok has taken all elephants. Hopefully Theum lends them some elephants to ensure the company is not stuck. Seua rejects Saenthong's love as he still thinks about Paew. Ithi is the one trying to close Saenthong's company as he is joining shares (ร่วมหุ้น) with a Bangkok company led by Anirut, engaged with Paew. Leum is captured and killed by ruffians with a chainsaw. Saenthong is also kidnapped. Seua revenges Leum through a chainsaw fighting with Nok. It is time for Seua to neutralise Ithi. Hopefully พ่อเลี้ยง Somchai and Theum give a hand to Seua as he is in a bad situation versus many ruffians. All ruffians are killed. Police arrives. Theum prefers to die gun in the hand instead of surrendering. Suea leaves as a lonely cowboy saddened by the death of Theum. An earlier version with Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat was released in year 1963.

ช่างมันฉันไม่แคร์
ช่างมันฉันไม่แคร์

Year: 1986

Thai title: ช่างมันฉันไม่แคร์
English title: I don't care

Rating: 4/5
Director: Pantewanop Tewakul

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Wiyada Umarin,Thitima Sangkapitak

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Pim is a very busy business woman. She is independent, smokes, drinks beer. She wears men clothes like suit and tie. She is a modern 1980s emancipated woman compared to Thai traditional standards. She only believes in herself. A young man called Bird and his friend are living together in a small flat. They have always no money. Pim needs a new model for an advertisement and is looking for one in Siam Square. She meets Bird in a cafe. Pim has a suitor called Komsan, who asks her for wedding. Pim is 30 years old already but she doesn't want to follow traditional ways, i.e. have husband, have children, stop working and stay home. So she refuses. Bird is recruited for underwear commercial shooting. Bird is younger than Pim. He follows Pim to a camping on Pattaya beach. Bird's mother needs 5000 baht. Bird needs to work again. He is Chippendales dancer in the "Rainbow" bar, a club for women, and then male prostitute for ladies. Bird is coming from Northeastern Thailand and has almost no studies knowledge. He is impressed by Pim (แม่โฆษณา) and her leadership. Pim considers herself same as prostitute selling her brain. Bird is fed up with his life as a gigolo. He only meets crazy ladies looking for sex only. One night, Komsan tries to force Pim but Bird chases him. They both tell their life. Pim has been traumatised by the Thai students massacre on 6 October 1976. Pim met Komsan during those events and loved him. But then Komsan changed a lot being mainly interested in money (เงิน) and power (อำนาจ). Regarding Bird, he is a farmer son and his real name is Wang. Pim has choice between Komsan, rich man and ละครพระเอก, and Bird. She is looking for a simple man (คนง่ายๆ). A love story starts between them. Bird is a good hearted man. Bird is often treated as a buffalo (ควาย) in his job as he is coming from countryside and doesn't have high studies knowledge. Bird leaves his job but then needs to do it again to get money to cure his sick friend. Pim's friend knows Bird. Due to jealousy, she announces Pim's relationship with Bird to Pim's boss and Komsan. But Pim doesn't care (ช่างมันฉันไม่แคร์). She quits her job and decides to stay with Bird despite society and family reprobation. The particular punch of this story, apart of from its depiction of low life in Bangkok, was provided by the fact that Pim has been a member of the young radicals in the 1970s. The 6 October 1976 students massacre in Thammasat University has never been fully investigated. When Pim meets old friends, they sing old songs for life (เพลงชีวิต) reminding them about the 1976 events.

ปลื้ม
ปลื้ม

Year: 1986

Thai title: ปลื้ม
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Thanit Jitnukul

Main actor: Billy Ogan
Main actress: Pen Pisut

Pleum is a teen comedy and romantic movie. It involves many male characters such as Beng, Nat, Duang (ด้วง), Somchai and a few female characters such as Ah, Parn, Fon (น้ำฝน). Waen's friends bring him for a last surprise party as he is going abroad. All remaining friends move to a new house. They have concern that the house is haunted. The rent is cheap as it is an old house. The teens experience life in community. The boys try seduction games with girls but it is a failure (ไม่กล้า). Nat tries to be Parn’s boyfriend (แฟน). Friends help each other and give hints to succeed. Somchai is trying with Fon (จีบผู้หญิง) but he is too timid (ปิ๊งๆผู้หญิง). Jealousy and misunderstanding happens between Nat and Parn. Somchai needs to fight Fon's boyfriend through a Thai boxing fight to win Fon. Fon's presence dynamizes Somchai to win the match. Nat and Parn finally also reconcile. It is a good mood movie with modern 1980s songs and a succession of funny gags even if there is a lack of real scenario. This movie got success in 1980s thanks also to the song ตัดใจไม่ลง. The movie made 10M baht at the box office and got a best director award in Thai cinema ceremonies (รางวัลสุพรรณหงส์ทองคำ). It is the second part of Thai movie “ซึมน้อยหน่อย... กะล่อนมากหน่อย” which includes only new actors so new faces! So it was a new kind of comedy style for 1980s teens including jokes (หน้าแตก), language shortcuts, songs style teen public was used to. Many other similar teens movies followed up this trend but they were not as successful.

หงส์ฟ้า
หงส์ฟ้า

Year: 1985

Thai title: หงส์ฟ้า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Piathip Kumwong

A Thai man meets a poor Chinese lady called Hong Fa during a business trip, gets married and brings her back to Thailand. But his mother has high ambition and wants him to marry a Thai influent political man's daughter. So she does everything to break the relationship and also keeps their child. Hong Fa becomes a singer and is finally sent to prison after her manager tries abusing her. The wedding with the Thai influent political man's daughter is finally a failure. After 15 years, Hong Fa is released from jail. Will she be able to see her child again?

ยอดรักยอดพยศ
ยอดรักยอดพยศ

Year: 1985

Thai title: ยอดรักยอดพยศ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Sarinthip Siriwan

Two sisters are reunited together after the elder comes back from USA. A man is seduced by the younger sister's wit but he was the elder sister's lover in USA. How the sisters are going to manage this delicate situation?

สวัสดีความรัก
สวัสดีความรัก

Year: 1985

Thai title: สวัสดีความรัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

A girl and her young mother-in-law are living together after her father's death. This movie deals about their relation with men, love and wealth.

ผู้ใหญ่ลีกับนางมา
ผู้ใหญ่ลีกับนางมา

Year: 1985

Thai title: ผู้ใหญ่ลีกับนางมา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat,Ampha Pusit,Pissamai Wilaisak

Ma's grant-mother died so Ma comes back from Bangkok to take care of her house in Isan region. She didn't meet her grant-mother since many years as she goes to Bangkok to study. A man called Phujai Li has organized all funerals without consulting her. She doesn't want to sell her 300 rai land. She wants to handle by her-self. A local farmer called Wao helps her. He is in fact Phujai Li spying secretly to see how Bangkokian people can adapt to country-side. Ma accepts a local lady with her two children to stay in her home to help her as she was dumped by her husband. There is often no official wedding on country side. People just stay together so social problems occur when separation happens. Ma has already a fiance called Pradit but she discovers he is unfaithful so breaks up and goes back to country-side. She finally works hard to maintain the farm. Ire happens when she understands that Phujai Li and Wao are the same person. Phujai Li loves her but she is still shocked by her fiance's behavior. On top of this, Phujai Li is chased by another local lady. He asks his mother to help following his old ways (Parents ask for the bride's hand). Ma accepts to become Phujai Li's fiance even if she is not happy that he didn't ask himself. Phujai Li makes Ma looses face. Phuyai decides to become a monk for one rainy season. As Pradip, older fiance of Ma, tries to recover her so Phujai Si refuses to enter in monkhood. This movie shows the country-side seen from a city point of view and Bangkokian people becoming farmer. Finally Phujai Li becomes a monk for three months following his mother's wish to see him in yellow robes (ชายผ้าเหลือง). Pradip is chased away. Phujai Li and Ma can marry happily.

รัตนาวดี
รัตนาวดี

Year: 1985

Thai title: รัตนาวดี
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Sarinthip Siriwan

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Princess (มจ.หญิง) Rattanawadee and her maid are going to London. Her brother's friend, Sadet, is working at the embassy. He was supposed to pick her at the airport but he fails to be on time. Rattanawadee is upset and very angry. She goes to complain at Sadet's home. She mistakes Sadet as the car driver. To avoid losing face, Sadet simulates being the car driver, called Lek, and propose them an Europe tour as a compensation for Sadet's lateness. They visit many countries in Europe including France (Versailles, Chateaux de la Loire...). Lek can speak many languages and is very cultured (รู้จักเยอะ) for a driver (คนขับรถ). Lek faces issues and jealousy from a hiso British Thai man called Wisan and willing to seduce Rattanawadee. The trip continues to Hamburg, Liechtenstein and then to the Swiss lakes. Love starts slowly to emerge. Jealousy also changes side as they meet a Thai tourist, Sasi, having high interest in Lek. Rattanawadee wishes to push Lek to marry Sasi as she is coming from a rich family but Lek will marry somebody for love and not for money. Sasi is rich (รวย) but has no manner (มารยาท). Finally Lek is uncovered as Prince Sadet working for the London embassy. After a short ire from Rattanawadee to have been abused, reciprocal love is declared. This movie has a typical scenario similar to many 1980s romantic movies where the two protagonists don't know their real status and identity. It looks like European countries discovery for Thai people. Whoever car driver or princess everybody expects love.

ฝันที่เป็นจริง
ฝันที่เป็นจริง

Year: 1985

Thai title: ฝันที่เป็นจริง
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Mai Charoeunpura

Kratae's team (กระแต ) is hired by a Japanese company to shoot beauty of Thailand. They go to Sukhothai, Lopburi and its numerous bats coming from caves, Chachoengsao provinces. Two teams are in fact in competition. The second team is lead by Khae (เข้). Then they all go to Phitsanulok to shoot the flying vegetables (ผักบุ้งลอยฟ้า). They attend to many festivals (ประเพณีเก่า) in various provinces such as Phi Ta Khon in Dansai, Loei Province. It is also a way to show provincial food (Isan) and fruits. The two teams compete together (ผู้ชายเก่งกว่า - สู้กัน). Following a race, their equipment is damaged. So they have no choice than collaborate. They go to the Cobra snake festival in Khon Kaen, to the Phichit Boat Races, to Erawan Cave in Udon Thani, to Kaeng Khut Khu at the Laotian border (Chiang Khan) and finally to Phuket island. This movie shows many unseen touristic sites in Thailand. This movie is about tourism in Thailand with a love story as background. It is nice to see Phi Phi island without nowadays massive tourist development. The Japanese company was trying to locate some old Thai treasures thanks to the two Thai teams. Their bad stratagem is nosed out on time.

ปางรัก
ปางรัก

Year: 1985

Thai title: ปางรัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nirut Sirijanya,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon

The father of a young lady is killed during a car accident by a rich young man. The young lady becomes a staff in his company to get her revenge. In fact two brothers are leading the company and she confuses them. She refuses the love of one of the brother assuming he is responsible of her father's death. Will love be the strongest?

กัลปังห่า
กัลปังห่า

Year: 1985

Thai title: กัลปังห่า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A young wealthy Thai lady is coming back to Thailand after having spent a few years abroad. She quarrels with one of her father's employee, a fisherman. Despite their social differences and thanks to his kindness, she finally appreciates the fisherman's world. But her parents want to marry her to another man. Her mother fires the fisherman. Will the young lady ever find happiness?

มดตะนอย
มดตะนอย

Year: 1985

Thai title: มดตะนอย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Settha Sirachaya,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Pissamai Wilaisak,Thitima Sangkapitak

Young lady Tanoi comes unexpectedly in Khun Nai's house. She claims to be part of the family and wishes to get her share of heritage (มรดก). A lawyer acknowledges the fact but Tanoi will get full heritage when getting married only. Until this date, the heritage is still under Khun Nai's guidance. Tanoi is coming from countryside and is strong at boxing (ต่อย). She has arguments with the neighbour Doctor Chiwan. Tanoi's mother was chased from home twenty years ago by Khun Nai. She doesn't want to take revenge (อย่าชนะความชั่วกับความชั่ว). Tanoi decides to study abroad to show her worthiness to all including Doctor Chiwan. Chakrin, son of Khun Nai, has high interest into Tanoi. There is opposition between countryside lifestyle and Bangkok city lifestyle as Tanoi is coming from salt fields area. She goes back to visit her village with Chakrin. One of the villagers still loves Tanoi. An usual fight between ladies happen. Those fights are always a success with Thai audience with lakorn or 1960-1980s decades movies. Following a car accident, the villager and his sister Saen Dao stay in Doctor Chiwan's home to be closer to Tanoi. While Tanoi is studying abroad, the mother Khun Nai plays cards and sells the furnitures belonging to Tanoi. Khun Nai's daughter indulges herself in alcohol. The mother needs to flee as she cannot pay her debts. After five years abroad, Doctor Chiwan doesn't recognize Tanoi and is mistaken by her as a driver. She is a new Tanoi. She even forgives Khun Nai and her daughter but this latter accepts only to plan to kill Tanoi in order to get the full heritage. Tanoi is kidnapped but saved by Doctor Chiwan and the police. The movie ends happily and bad people are punished. Khun Na's daughter receives the acid she wanted to throw on Tanoi. Saen Dao and the villager have to accept that their love to the doctor and Tanoi are impossible. Doctor Chiwan recognizes his mistake to having looked down poor Tanoi. It is a typical 1980s movie with the leading actress being cross with the leading actor and facing issues with the jealous mother and her daughter. This movie shows the social ascension of a poor lady and that through education the poor lady can become a good person (ผู้ดี). Bad and rich people seem to win over good and poor people but finally there are justice and karma impacts (กรรม).

หยุดโลกเพื่อเธอ
หยุดโลกเพื่อเธอ

Year: 1985

Thai title: หยุดโลกเพื่อเธอ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chatchai Plengpanich,Prompong Nopparith,Sor Asanajinda,Settha Sirachaya,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress:

During World War II in Thailand, three men love the same woman, one is a Japanese officer whose former wife looks like same the Thai lady, one is a dumb Thai man, the last one is a Thai man collabotating with Japanese soldiers but in fact being an insurgent helping British intelligence.

กัมพูชา
กัมพูชา

Year: 1985

Thai title: กัมพูชา
English title: Kampuchea

Rating: 3/5
Director: Toranong Srichua

Main actor:
Main actress:

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This story takes place in Cambodia in year 1979. It deals about the story of a young boy called Som Bak (ซอม บัค) whose life is impacted by war. Many wars were suffered by his village through French, US bombs, Red Khmer (เขมรแดง), Vietnamese invasions. Villagers are fleeing to Thailand. His father wishes to train his young son to fight and be able to kill people. The movie takes place the year Vietnam invaded Cambodia / Kampuchea to chase the Red Khmers. Vietnamese are using tanks and strong artillery so Khmer soldiers are wiped away. No prisoners are spared. Gas is used. Som Bak is now able to use a M16. As Vietnamese soldiers are coming close to the village, the family needs to flee to the border. Som Sak's parents die during the village attack. Vietnamese soldiers are shown as ruthless soldiers killing civilians and applying torture to get information from prisoners. Som Bak needs to bring his young sister at the Thai border (ชายแดนไทย) as Thailand is a land where peace is present. Som Bak and his sister are captured by Vietnamese soldiers but released as they are only children. There is an impressive reminder of the killing fields with a temple full of skulls. Som Bak then recalls atrocities told by his father regarding civil war in Cambodia and what Khmer red soldiers have done to civilians. On the way to the border he meets some children soldiers (สหาย). They are going to battle field refusing to leave Kampuchea. Feeling ashamed, Som Bak gives her sister to an aunt and goes to battle field. He helps to contact the HQ by going around enemy lines so that they can send some troops to help defending a strategic bridge. Thanks to those additional troops, the Khmer soldiers push back the Vietnamese soldiers. As a retaliation, they shell the civilians fleeing to Thailand. Som Bak's young sister is part of them. Knowing that her young sister is now out of danger in Thailand, Som Bak stays in Cambodia to fight against invaders as it is his duty to protect his own land. This movie was released overseas in few countries like Spain under the name " Kampuchea La Historia jamas contada". It is often wrongly dated as year 1974. This movie has of course some nationalist traces. This movie is often considered as Thai remake of movie "Killing Fields" by Roland Joffe.

เสียงเพลงแห่งเสรีภาพ คาราบาว
เสียงเพลงแห่งเสรีภาพ คาราบาว

Year: 1985

Thai title: เสียงเพลงแห่งเสรีภาพ คาราบาว
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom

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It deals about the creation of the famous Thai pop group Carabao. So it features many Carabao songs.

นวลฉวี
นวลฉวี

Year: 1985

Thai title: นวลฉวี
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak,Krailat Kriengkrai,Somsak Chaisongkram,Sompong Phonmitr,Somkuan Krajangsat
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Sarinthip Siriwan,Wiyada Umarin

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Thai movie นวลฉวี was released in year 1985 and lasts 1h56mn. It has received three Thai awards. Somsak Chaisongkram and two other men carry a dead body at nighttime. Utit (Apichat Halamjiak) is waiting for them and they take the body away by car. On the following day, Sompong Phonmitr finds a woman body floating in the river. It makes news headlines. The body is identified to be a nurse called Nuan Chawee (Sinjai Hongthai). This movie deals about the police enquiry to find who has killed the nurse. Utit (Apichat Halamjiak) is her husband, a doctor, and is claiming her dead body. Utit is interrogated by police. นาย Cheut and his wife, also a nurse, are suspected. Tuwit (Krailat Kriengkrai) is suspected as he used to love Nuan but as this love was not reciprocal, he married another lady. The movie has flashbacks between the investigation and Nuan’s story. Nuan and the doctor met each other in the hospital. Nuan fell in love with him and accepted to become his girlfriend. The doctor was going to be sent to Lampang. Nuan was waiting eagerly for the doctor to be back. Nuan presented her father (Somkuan Krajangsat) to doctor Utit as she hoped Utit would ask her hand for wedding. The love was not shared. Utit started to be fed up with Nuan (รำคาญ). Nuan was upset. Fed up by the doctor's lack of responsibility (ไม่ยอมรับผิดชอบ), she threatened to shoot him if he didn't marry. Under pressure, doctor Utit accepted. But the doctor’s mother (Sarinthip Siriwan) refused to accept Nuan. Nuan and her father complained to the hospital’s director. It caused Utit to be very upset and he hit Nuan. Nuan saw doctor Utit with another girl (Wiyada Umarin). Two brothers were involved in the murder. As Nuan learnt Utit had also married Umarin 6 days after her, she threatened the doctor to go to justice. Utit was fed up with Nuan as she could really mess up his future and position in the society. Wiyada saw her a competitor. So everything was in place to get rid of Nuan and to kill her with the help of the local undertaker (สัปเหร่อ) Somsak and the two brothers as intermediates. Wiyada and doctor Utit finally recognize their culpability. It is based on a real story, which happened in year 1959.

ปล้นลอยฟ้า
ปล้นลอยฟ้า

Year: 1985

Thai title: ปล้นลอยฟ้า
English title: Eye of the condor

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Thep Po-ngam,Krung Srivilai
Main actress:

Many guests including Indian merchant Imadoo (Krung Srivilai) are invited to a diamond show to see the famous Diamond Rasamee. Komkrit (Sorapong Chatree), young playboy, is also present. Following a mess during the show, the power supply is cut and Komkrit succeeds to steal the big diamond. The diamond owner dies due to heart crisis. His son promises to take revenge. Komkrit flees thanks to a delta-plane. Komkrit is always accompanied by a dwarf. Komkrit has been hired by ruffian Araki to steal the diamond. Araki is dishonest and tries to get rid of Komkrit. Following a fight, the diamond falls from the window. Two skilled policemen, Den, coming back from America, and Ms Pisawat are responsible to catch Komkrit (โจรปล้นเพชร). Den is a blunderer. Komkrit and his dwarf assistant are looking for the diamond into a slum they believe it falls in. They are aggressively welcomed by a bunch of other dwarfs. Their younger sister (น้องสาว) is Pheung. A romance starts between Pheung and Komkrit. Araki is also looking for Komkrit. The diamond is finally found on the roof of Pheung's house. Following fights and chase with ruffians and police, the diamond is lost in an ice factory. Den forces Komkrit to help the police if he wants to escape prison. The diamond is found in soft drink ice bag. One of the dwarf swallows it. Araki’s team and also Imadoo’s team fight each other to get the dwarf. Imadoo claims this jewel is a sacred item for his Indian religion. Komkrit finally gets back the diamond following a fight with Araki's ruffian in the air on parachute. Meanwhile Pheung and the dwarfs are taken as hostages (ตัวประกัน) and have to be exchanged against the diamond to save their life. The police and Komkrit storm Araki's secret base at nighttime. It is also storing a huge stock of weapons. Final part of the movie is a typical James Bond sequence with an impressive number of jet- skis invading the island. Traitors to Thailand are punished. Diamond is finally given back to India. As usual with director Chalong Pukdeewichit, his movies include a mix of action, comedy, a few foreign actors and a spice of sexy actress. The movie ปล้นลอยฟ้า is known overseas under the name "Eye of the condor".

ไกรทอง 2
ไกรทอง 2

Year: 1985

Thai title: ไกรทอง 2
English title: Kraithong 2

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sompote Sangduenchai,Neramit

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Lor Tok,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Aranya Namwong,Supansa Nuengpirom,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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This time Kraithong faces a man, who has also the power to change himself into a fearful crocodile.

จอมเมฆินทร์
จอมเมฆินทร์

Year: 1985

Thai title: จอมเมฆินทร์
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Rith Luecha,Note Chernyim,Krai Kanchit
Main actress:

This movie related to a vampire is another B grade Thai horror movie. Dead bodies are found in a village. Doctor Solot is ordering his caretaker to find bodies part. Nobody in the village can meet or see doctor Solot. Doctor Solot has one exorbitant eye and needs to finish a mysterious job. He wishes to make a perfect creature with dead elements. Meanwhile a few Bangkokian friends (Eung, Dong, Vichak) arrive in the village. The Frankenstein creature created by doctor Solot is defeated. At the same time a vampire spirit (วิญญาณ) is released unfortunately by a villager lady called Tengnam. The spirit was prisoner of the bottle previously by the local sorcerer (หมอผี). The vampire, called Maekin (เมฆินทร์), takes possession of doctor Solot's body. He is looking for beautiful ladies blood. He likes a young lady called Eungkam. A nun (Nang Suchatada) arrives in the village. The vampire wishes to get nun Suchatada as his wife. The nun, the Bangkokian friends and Eungkam unify their efforts to fight against the vampire. The local sorcerer contacts an hermit (ฤาษี) to know how to get rid of the vampire. Three weapons are needed to kill the vampire, i.e. jasmine flower (ดอกมะลิ), a magic sword and blood from virgin. Tengnam is also under the vampire spell. She gives poisoned fruits to the local sorcerer who dies. Anyway the nun succeeds to get all ingredients to fight the vampire. The vampire is defeated by the nun but many villagers and Vichak die. This B grade movie has a little budget, simple Fx effects and features many deaths. It is a remake of the movie shot in 1973 with Sombat Methanee.

ระฆังผี
ระฆังผี

Year: 1985

Thai title: ระฆังผี
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Tanit Pongmanoon,Sithao Petcharoen,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Praew Mardmarud

Village leader (ผู้ใหญ่) Krai is a rich man. His wife Lamduan (ใจสัตว์) is having an affair with An, a local ruffian. Meanwhile An has made Dokmai, a local lady villager, pregnant and swears (สาบาน) to marry her. The child shall be born soon. Chot, Dokmai’s brother, is upset by this situation but cannot complain as An is his boss. There is a temple fair with musical folk drama (ลิเก) and a bell is offered to the temple. A nice Buddhist countryside ceremony is shown with the temple bell consecration. It ends tragically as the village leader is pushed into the bell in hot fusion and dies. An becomes the new village leader. A new visitor arrives in the village. His name is Chok and he has been hired by An to protect Pen and her sister Pol, daughters of former Village leader Krai. Lamduan is only their stepmother (แม่เลี้ยง). An will give their heritage back when they get married but he already started to spend a lot. An forgets Dokmai. Village leader ghost (ผีผู้ใหญ่) appears and visits his daughter Pen to tell her the truth and to beware of An. Chok is a hitman (มือปืน) so Pen doesn't trust him either. The ghost kills three ruffians involved in his murder. An still refuses to recognize Dokmai’s pregnancy. Dokmai dies in a fire set in her house by An's ruffians. Chot promises to revenge. Lamduan orders to burn both Pen and Pol but Chok helps them on time. Dokmai ghost appears to kill Lamduan as she has taken away An from her. The village leader ghost tries to kill both Lamduan and An as they planned to kill him. Luckily for them the abbot (หลวงพ่อ) amulet chases the ghost away. An recruits a master (อาจารย์) but he is useless. Dokmai ghost strangles Lamduan while she was having a bath so without any Buddhist amulet protection. An hires another master to fight the two ghosts (โจรเราไม่เลี้ยง). Dokmai ghost is neutralised. Chok is an uncovered policeman. He wishes to capture An but this latter escapes and is followed up by Krai ghost. Finally Chot and An kill each other (ทำความชั่วตายจากความชั่ว). Parts of the movie are missing.

แม่หมอน้ำมันพราย
แม่หมอน้ำมันพราย

Year: 1985

Thai title: แม่หมอน้ำมันพราย
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Praew Mardmarud

A young girl is found abandoned. She is rescued and adopted by a policeman called Wichai. The policeman is a widower and has two daughters, called Sari and Yupin. Nit is Sari's boyfriend. Nit and his friend Jem are killed by local mafia but are still alive as they have magic skills (วิชา). Local mafia was hired by a witch (แม่หมอ), who is looking to get rid of Nit. She uses the body of the young girl to spy inside the house. She needs more force (พลัง) and is trying to get Nit's heart and body. An entertainment girl, called Waddee, is in love with the father Wichai and convinces him to play big money in an underground casino. Wichai, as a policeman, is using government money to play cards. He loses everything. The dictrict officer (นายอำเภอ) gives Wichai one month to get back the money. Nit and his friend decide to help the policeman and go to play in the underground casino. Thanks to magic skills, they can see inside the dice cup. They get back one million baht. Meanwhile the witch possesses (ถูกผีเข้า) the maid Tawin and then Jin, boyfriend of Yupin. Nit has protective amulets (ของดี) so can chase the witch from their bodies. It is a typical horror movie from the 1980s with a mix of horror, a joke and a slight salacious content. Jem provides a love filter (น้ำมันพราย) for a lady to get back her husband but the thrown bottle reaches a car so creating a crazy situation where the car is in love with the woman. The witch also possesses Yupin. During a final battle with Nit, the witch is defeated.

มือปืนคาราบาว
มือปืนคาราบาว

Year: 1985

Thai title: มือปืนคาราบาว
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Wiyada Umarin

After a double crime, a man flees to the Thai border to stay in his brother's home. On the way, he helps villagers to get rid of local kingpins. His brother is also having problems with the local mafia and is finally poisoned. The man won't let the local mafia get away with this crime...

นักเลงสิบล้อ
นักเลงสิบล้อ

Year: 1985

Thai title: นักเลงสิบล้อ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director: Choomporn Theppitak

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Nard Poowanai,Lak Apichat,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Somkuan Krajangsat,Doo Dook Kradon,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Wiyada Umarin

Thai movie นักเลงสิบล้อ was released in year 1985 and it lasts 1h37mn. Wut (Sorapong Chatree)(ลูกพี), son of owner of a truck company (รถสิบล้อ), comes urgently from Thailand following request from Lak (Lak Apichat) as his father just died (งานศพ). Sarawat (Nard Poowanai) tries to arrest him as he is over speeding to be on time to the funeral. A bomb explodes during the funeral. His mother (เจ้าภาพ) dies also. Revenge shall happen as his parents' death is a murder. The one, who carried the bomb, is identified as a lady, called Pim (พิมพ์ใจ พรหมมาลี), working in a karaoke. Sia Song (Somkuan Krajangsat), her boyfriend, is aware they spend the night together. Decha (Rith Luecha) is his right hand. Young lady Suntalee (Apiradee Pawaputanon) is leading a mining site and also selling durians (ทุเรียนแม่ค้า). Through a daring tentative, Wut and his team empty Decha's truck causing Sia to lose a lot of money. Umarin is selling trucks. Sia Song is also the shop owner. Wut enquiries on Sia through Song. Sarawat has arguments with tough men but refuses corruption money. As he is always accused to be too strict, he removes his policeman insignia to teach a lesson to the tough drivers. Sia Song orders to shoot Wut but he is only injured him. He gets closer to Suntalee and tells her that he is an undercover policeman. Four men, part of Suntalee's team, plan to betray her in order to steal precious stones (พลอย). Challenged and overwhelmed by the ruffians (คุณจะไม่มีโอกาสเห็นขาอ่อนฉัน), she gets help from Choomporn Theppitak. The traitors join Sia Song’s team. Sarawat and Wut try to prevent ruffians doing dirty business at the border. Weapons are hidden in rice bags. They chase Decha driving a big truck carrying teak trees. Drug is hidden in teak trees. Wut and the trucks encircle Sia Song forcing him to surrender. Many great famous Thai actors are present in this movie but the directing is a bit weak. Luk Thung (ลูกทุ่ง) countryside music about trucks is featured in this movie. Trucks (สิบล้อ) in Thailand are ornamented with many drawings and colors.

เพชรลำพระเพลิง
เพชรลำพระเพลิง

Year: 1985

Thai title: เพชรลำพระเพลิง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Nareerat Monsiri

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Some Thai Soldiers are fighting at the border against some communist invaders. Phet (เพชร) and Chat (ชาติ) are two key members of this unit. They deserve a rest. Phet brings Chat back to his village. Meanwhile the village headman (ผู้ใหญ่) is killed by a professional killer (มือปืน). Khun Thana, a local influent man, is responsible of his death. Mae Ploy, a child called Haeng, Phet and Chat are witnesses of the murder. Thana wishes to suppress all witnesses. As the future of the country (ชาติ) is endangered if children don't go to school, Phet and Chat decide to protect Haeng and the school. Luckily for the two soldiers, the two teachers, Porn (ครูศิริพร) and Plang (ครูปราง), are also beautiful ladies. Phet captures one of the killer in the city. Thana tries to use his influence to release the killer. Phet meets Lady Kanya (กันยา), a local company owner, having issues with local mafia. Jealousy starts between Kanya and Porn regarding Phet. Following a gun fighting in the school, a student is killed. A car chasing happens in the city and finally the child killers are punished. Phet is captured but succeeds to escape. Phet is played by Sorapong Chatree with a beard. A barber scene is inspired from Sergio Leone western spaghetti movies. Kanya (ขายชาติ) proposes to Phet to steal army weapons but he refused and is held prisoner. As Phet has disappeared, Chat and the two teachers look for him. Chat helps to release Phet. Two former solder friends (ทรยศชาติ) are now working for Thana. They complain that Thai government didn't support them properly. Finally following Phet's touching words, they change side and sacrifice themselves for the nation (เป็นคนไทย). The two former soldiers sacrifice their life to destroy the ruffians’ explosive stock. It is a typical action movie from 1980s with nationalist aspect and highlighting children education importance for the future of the country. It is only a 68 minutes movie so part of the movie might have been cut.

หกสี่เอี่ยว พยัคฆ์เหนือเมฆ
หกสี่เอี่ยว พยัคฆ์เหนือเมฆ

Year: 1985

Thai title: หกสี่เอี่ยว พยัคฆ์เหนือเมฆ
English title: Top Secret

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress:

Thai movie หกสี่เอี่ยว พยัคฆ์เหนือเมฆ was released in year 1985. Payoong Payakul is movie director. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 47 minutes is left to be seen. Lak Apichat is playing a police inspector (สารวัตร) role. Veteran actor รณ ฤทธิชัย is playing a ruffian role. Sithao Petcharoen is playing a comic role as useless policeman. In Thai the countryside, goods exchange shall happen between Sing and a group of soldiers led by Reuang (Sorapong Chatree). They arrive by parachute. Sing plays double role and kill the soldiers including Reuang. A bit later, Sing and his ruffians are also killed by mysterious men wearing black clothes. So nobody knows where the goods (สินค้า) end up. Reuang survives and agrees to look for the culprits. Reuang is arrested by the police. Ruffians learning that he is not dead wish to capture him to identify where their goods are hidden. They succeed to release him but Reuang admits he has no clues where the goods are. Later on, Apichat and a policewoman catch Reuang to know where the goods are hidden but to no avail. Reuang is seen by all as the key entry point (กุญแจดอกสำคัญ). Those goods are important at Thai national level. Reuang accepts to collaborate with the police. The left sequence ends up here. Movie หกสี่เอี่ยว พยัคฆ์เหนือเมฆ was also used in IFD movie Top Secret.

สองคน สองคม
สองคน สองคม

Year: 1985

Thai title: สองคน สองคม
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak

It is the story of two brothers. One is a heroin mafia boss, who wants his brother to study at university and supports him with the money earned from dealers. Once studies finished, the brother becomes a policeman and discovers his brother's job. What is he going to do?

พ่อมหาจำเริญ
พ่อมหาจำเริญ

Year: 1985

Thai title: พ่อมหาจำเริญ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Prompong Nopparith,Chatchai Plengpanich,Note Chernyim
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai

A Thai thief is accomplishing spectacular robberies with his associate. One day, he is caught by a policewoman. In order to avoid being jailed, he has to help her to get a precious diamond back.

สามล้อ ซี.๕
สามล้อ ซี.๕

Year: 1985

Thai title: สามล้อ ซี.๕
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Nareerat Monsiri

Lek has been educated in a Thai Buddhist temple. His mother, fed up by the drunkard behavior of her husband, has become a Buddhist nun. Lek is now a teacher. He saves one of his student from drowning. His mother Namphrao thanks him and has interest with Lek but nothing happens between them. Namphrao has to go abroad but continues to send letters to Lek. Finally Lek got married to Lamai, the daughter of a rickshaw driver. His teacher salary is not enough so Lek has to work at night time as a rickshaw driver. He receives praises from the Thai administration for his dedication over children. He even become the rickshaw's president association. Namphrao is back and it causes jealousy from Lamai. Wishing to open a new business, Namphrao withdrews money from the bank but her money is stolen by robbers. Lek helps to retrieve the money but his family is kidnapped by the robbers. Robbers are killed by the Police and Namphrao leaves Thailand to let Lek and Lamai to have happiness.

แม่
แม่

Year: 1985

Thai title: แม่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai

It is about the strong love between a mother and its child.

สองพี่น้อง
สองพี่น้อง

Year: 1985

Thai title: สองพี่น้อง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Amphol Lumpoon,Chana Sriubon
Main actress: Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Pissamai Wilaisak,Jintara Sookkapat

Ken's mother left early when he was a baby as she has a mysterious decease. Even the father doesn't know the real reason. The father marries again and has another boy called Ann (Amphol Lumpoon). Growing up, there is always animosity between Ann and Ken. Ann believes their father loves Ken much more than him. Having hot and bad temper, it creates jealously up to the point Ann hits Ken. Willing to clarify with Ann, the father chases him and has a serious car accident. He is disabled. A friend doctor sends his fresh graduate daughter Bin Kaew (Jintara Sookkapat) to help for his recovery. The father is the head of a big farm. Being disabled, the intendant Tiu needs to replace him. The father is strong and strict with his son Ann. The father does not forgive his son's past mistakes. One brother is doing everything good. One brother is doing everything bad. Ken has difficulty to live without knowing why his mother left many years ago. A love story starts between Ann and Bin Kaew. Ann discovers that every month Tiu is going in a remote area in the mountains. Puzzled, he follows secretly Tiu and finds he brings food to a lady. This lady is Ken's mother. She has leprosy disease so hides her-self since 20 years. She is ashamed and doesn't want anybody to know she is still alive. Thinking doing good, Ann brings Ken to see his mother. Ken has still in mind his beautiful mother picture. He cannot stand the vision of his mother aged and disfigured by the leprosy. He flees away. Nobody knows where he is. A few days later, he decides to go to see his mother again but she has commited suicide already disappointed by her son rejection. Ann and Bin Kaew finds Ken on top of the mountain trying to suicide. Unfortunately despite Ann's desperate efforts, Ken falls from the cliff and dies. Ann brings Ken's body to his father and this one has an hemorrhage in the brain. On his bed, before dying, he forgives to his son Ann so that Ann can move forward in his life and not be eaten by remorses.

วัลลี
วัลลี

Year: 1985

Thai title: วัลลี
English title: Walli

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress: Piathip Kumwong,Tasawan Saneewong,Malee Wetpraseri

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It is based on a true story. Wally is a girl living with her blind grandmother and mother. Her mother is sick and Wally has to run every day 8 kilometers to go to school and go back to take care of her mother. Villagers think that there is an evil spirit "PHI POP" (ผีปอบ) in the mother's body and hurt her badly. Unfortunately Wally doesn't have money to cure her mother. Wally's bad fate and gratitude ("KATANJOO" - กตัญญู) towards her mother stirs up Thai people and she receives many donations including money and bicycles. But it is too late to cure her mother...

กว่าจะถึงวันนั้น
กว่าจะถึงวันนั้น

Year: 1985

Thai title: กว่าจะถึงวันนั้น
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Porjed Kaenpetch
Main actress: Piathip Kumwong

Ploeun (Piathip Kumwong) is a domestic helper in Chat's house. She has a baby but her husband is currently in prison. The owner of the house, while his wife and kids are away, try to abuse Ploeun. While protecting herself, Chat is stabbed accidentally. Ploeun gives the baby to a temple abbot who renames the baby as Pol. Ploeun surrenders to the police (มอบตัว). Ploeun is sent to jail for ten years. The abbot finally gives Pol to a couple unable to have children as he worries about the child's future if it stays in the Buddhist temple. The couple has finally a daughter called Ann and the secret about Pol’s birth is kept. Bad influence (อิทธิพล) is everywhere even inside the prison. Ploeun is condemned to 10 more years in prison following a tragic conflict with another nasty inmate. Pol and Ann are now grown up adults. Ann is fond of a pub singer called Sak. Famous song “กว่าจะถึงวันนั้น” (When that day will happen) is featured. Finally Ploeun exits from prison. The abbot is dead already but she succeeds to find her son. She doesn't dare to tell him the truth in order to avoid damaging his future. She finds a job as domestic helper in the parents' home. She over takes care about Pol so raising concerns by the main house supervisor. Pol is having trouble with his sister as she keeps seeing the singer. He even slaps her to stop this relationship. Exceeded the main house supervisor reveals to Ann that Pol isn't her real brother (ปากเสีย / ปากหมา). Ploeun is ready to stab the house supervisor to protect her son's future. Finally hearing a conversation, Pol knows the truth. Unsure about his future, he starts to work on a construction site (ฝึก). The singer Sak asks 300 000 baht to Ann for a business. Ann believe they will marry (เป็นเขย). As her mother is not so willing, Ann empties her bank account and put her jewels in a pawnshop. Sak loves nobody except money. Finally as Sak is unfaithful with Ann, arguments happens. As Pol is looking for his sister, he arrives at the peak of the arguments. Gun is used. Sak is found dead. Pol is arrested by the police and his step parents reject him arguing it was a waste to have educated him as the blood from his real mother was anyway stronger. In prison, Pol is aware who is his real mother (รับกรรม). During the trial, Ann finally reveals that she is the one who shot the singer. Knowing she was in danger, knowing that the singer made a sex video tape to blackmail her, the tribunal gives a light sentence. Moral of the movie is that good behavior is not always linked to birth circumstances as the birth state doesn't preclude if people will be good or bad. Movie “กว่าจะถึงวันนั้น” was released in year 1985. It is a movie coming from TV Channel 9 through a digital recording but as usual some dialogues are censored by a blank when actors are using strong words.

จับตาย
จับตาย

Year: 1985

Thai title: จับตาย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

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Some prisoners (นักโทษ) are used by Rangers police to cut trees in the forest. Porn (Sorapong Chatree) is a quiet prisoner (ครับนาย). Some of the rangers are good men but some are bad guys eager to shoot prisoners when they flee or force them to overwork. Porn is well appreciated by the Rangers police leader as he is always helpful and calm. Krasit, one of the Rangers police, doesn't like Porn as he is too soft. Kasit is spreading rumours of homosexuality (กะเทย) about the two men. Porn is said to have a beautiful girlfriend called Wan in the neighbouring village so Kasit wants to know more. Porn lies to his mother and his girlfriend about his prisoner status. He claims he is still a worker (พนักงาน). Krasit succeeds to steal Porn's girlfriend by telling the truth to Wan's mother. The Rangers police leader is nice and believes in prisoners' redemption so he is giving a lot of autonomy to Porn in the forest. Porn cannot stand Wan's decision (ไม่ทำใจ) and wishes to try to convince her a last time. In one year he shall be released. He is not a criminal (ผู้ร้าย) but Wan's mother forces her daughter to meet Krasit as she is not happy that Porn is a prisoner. Porn was coming from Mae Hong Son and was mistakenly trapped in a brawl. Krasit and Porn fight each other and Porn has no choice than fleeing. Wan cannot follow up. The Rangers police starts to chase Porn in the jungle. Porn has an arm injury as Krasit shots him and then he falls from a cliff. Kasit wants to catch him and kill him (จับตาย). Porn gets refuge with Wan and they flee together. The Rangers police leader cannot help anymore despite Wan's request. Mlabri people (known locally as Phi Tong Luang - ผีตองเหลือง - or "spirits of the yellow leaves") help Wan to go deep inside the forest. The Rangers police follows Wan to know where Porn is hidden. Deadly fights happen in the forest between the Mlabri people and the bad policemen. Krasit dies. Porn finally disguises his death by putting his clothes on a dead body disfigured due to disease.

หย่าเพราะมีชู้
หย่าเพราะมีชู้

Year: 1985

Thai title: หย่าเพราะมีชู้
English title: The Accusation

Rating: 5/5
Director: Manop Udomdej

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Nardtaya DaengBunga

The English title is the Accusation. Phan is a modern woman, teacher and writer. She is married with Phukphan and there is no love in the couple anymore (ชีวิตคู่น่าเบื่อ) but she needs to endure. They have strong arguments and her husband wishes to push her for divorce. He is an army officer. She finally receives a registered letter suing her for divorce due to adultery (ชู้). It makes newspaper headlines. She wishes to fight back and asks her friend Wan, a lawyer, to help but she refuses as Phan doesn't have strong evidences to refute the accusation. Wan finally changes her mind but has to face a famous lawyer on the other side. They start enquiries on Phukphan's past. The trial starts. The judge would like them to divorce silently to avoid noise and shame but it is too late. They both had a very busy schedule. Phukphan accuses his wife to have an affair with soldier Chayo. The trial raises issues related to sex affairs and private diseases (ติดเชื้อ). Crude details are given during the trial regarding intimate preferences of the husband such as a sadism. He blames his wife for not giving him what he wanted (อารมณ์เพศ). Real crude details are given during the trial. It was quite shocking during 1980s Thai society period. The lawyer is a woman. The defendant is a woman facing the establishment and men hostility. The accuser even tries to use fake testimony involving a policeman. Phukphan wishes to go with another woman. As Phan doesn't want to initiate the divorce, he planned to accuse her of adultery. Who wants to marry a woman who divorces her husband? it is wrongly seen as shameful by Thai society. A woman that asks for divorce is seen as a bad woman. She tried to support hoping her husband would change but he didn't. The movie exposes the horrible realities of her relations and his own sordid sexual life. Phukphan’s lawyer claims that Phan’s bad behavior is coming from the modern Thai novels she is writing. She finally wins the trial. This movie is widely admired by younger educated and intellectual Thai people. It nevertheless caused a major scandal by its sexual frankness and by the implication that a senior military figure could be guilty of socially inadmissible practices. In 1980s, Sinjai Hongthai played the modern woman in many movies (ฉันรักผัวเขา, ครั้งเดียวก็เกินพอ) directed by Manop Udomdej. She always has to fight for her rights.

รักทรมาน
รักทรมาน

Year: 1985

Thai title: รักทรมาน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Pisarn Akraseranee

Main actor:
Main actress:

It is about "KATOEI" (กะเทย - man dressed like a woman). It deals about their difficulty to find true love. It is the part 2 of the movie "The Last Song " (เพลงสุดท้าย).

หลวงตาน้อยธุดงค์ชายแดน
หลวงตาน้อยธุดงค์ชายแดน

Year: 1985

Thai title: หลวงตาน้อยธุดงค์ชายแดน
English title: Luang Ta Noi

Rating: 1/5
Director: Permpol Choei-arun

Main actor: Lor Tok
Main actress:

Three comics are doing shows on the street and ask for tip money. They found a suitcase full of banknotes on the street. They give it back to the owner and refuse any reward. The owner, called Truat, is impressed by their kind heart, so recruits them. Truat is sick and doctor tells him he doesn't have a lot of time left to live. He asks them to get a specific medicine for him. If they don't help him, he will give all his heritage to social organizations. He has only half of the paper giving hints on this medecine. The other part is located in Pattaya with a psychic called "Chi Fat". Then they now need to find a beggar, later on a girl named Madonna. Then they faced two brigands groups (Red versus Yellow) wishing to get their money. Then they help a man following a weird operation in hospital. They find love during their quest of the medecine paper. This is a typical Thai weak comedy from the 1980s decade with a "katoey" (กะเทย) in the funny and silly role. The cover is not matching the movie inside the VCD made by Lepso company. The beginning of the movie is scrapped so only the actors names are displayed and not even the movie title. Luang Ta Noi is supposed to be part of the Luang Ta movie series (หลวงตา) done by famous director Permpol Choei-arun.

อิสรภาพของ ทองพูน โคกโพ
อิสรภาพของ ทองพูน โคกโพ

Year: 1985

Thai title: อิสรภาพของ ทองพูน โคกโพ
English title: Freedom of Citizen (Citizen II)

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

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

It is the second opus of the movie Citizen. As the Citizen I movie's main actor has died, Sorapong Chatree was used instead. It is about Thongpoon Khokpoh, a convict going out of prison, and looking for his son. His son refuses to meet him as he was left over many years. His father was in prison and his mother lives abroad with a foreigner. Thongpoon wishes to get reunited with his son. The movie deals about the lack of freedom about ex prisoners, i.e. difficulty of reinsertion, difficulty to find a job, bad image - an old convict will always be a bad man. He sympathizes with a young girl, who is a pickpocket. People don't trust Thongpoon as he is former convict but he is also not trusting the young girl when she brings back money, thinking she has stolen it. A pickpocket will always be a thief. Thongpoon is a nice guy, never wishing to break rules, never lying or doing something against law. So people call him stupid or buffalo! Thongpoon has difficulty to find a job as he is too honest and always says he is a former convict. Once you're in jail, you're always in jail, in this society. Once you get out of jail, you are still branded by the evidence. He is still an outsider. Through a misunderstanding, he is also confronted to bad policemen (Suchao Pongwilai) who don't believe Thongpoon can seek redemption but the head of police trusts Thongpoon. When a car bumps him, he refuses to sue the car driver and blames his own careless mistake. Finally the car driver seeing his kindness recruits him in his restaurant for tourists. Unfortunately one of his former inmates abducts his son and threatens Thongpoon to hurt his son if Thongpoon doesn't kill his boss, who has an issue with local mafia. Thongpoon's choice is difficult and is put in analogy with an ongoing Ramayakian dance (Rama facing demons) in the restaurant. Finally Thongpoon simulates his boss' murder in order to be reunited with his son and has to work hand in hand with the policeman, who formerly looked down on him, to stop the gangsters. The policeman acknowledges his misjudment on Thongpoon. Thongpoon, his son and the young girl are leaving to Udon Thani. This film highlights conflicts between poor people (Thongpoon, the pickpocket girl), the government officials (policemen) and wealthy influential businessmen.

หมอบ้านนอก
หมอบ้านนอก

Year: 1985

Thai title: หมอบ้านนอก
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Surasee Phatham

Main actor: Piya Trakulrard,Doo Dook Kradon
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

Thai movie หมอบ้านนอก was released in year 1985. Directeur is Surasee Phatham. The movie was shot in Surin province. Phanom (Piya Trakulrard) became village doctor as one of his relatives died due to lack of doctor. Mountebanks (หมอเถื่อน) have no diploma so they are illegal. Some are charlatans such as Doo Dook Kradon but Phanom is useful. Such illegal doctors have their utility to the community as official doctors are often absent from remote areas. Doctor หมอผู้หญิง Kwanta (Jarunee Sooksawad) is the first doctor with diploma in this district (แพทย์ปริญญาจากกรุงเทพฯ). She asks Thai Police to stop the fake doctors selling fake medicine to villagers (ชาวบ้าน). A policeman is shot in the village. Kwanta doesn't have the right equipment so Phanom is helping to remove the bullet. Phanom wishes to stop doing this job as there is now Kwanta as official doctor. Illegal village doctors are arrested by Police. Kwanta disrupts local illegal business so some people try to kill her (ฆ่าคนดีๆ). Phanom is injured instead. Police believes Phanom is behind the murder tentative on Kwanta. Finally the mastermind is arrested. Phanom surrenders to the police and requests to help a villager a last time. He saves an elder man through a blood transfusion. In the jail, he assists to a TV show showing Kwanta receiving an award. She gives a praise to Phanom and succeeds to get an official diploma for him so that he can practice legally.

ผู้หญิงคนนั้นชื่อบุญรอด
ผู้หญิงคนนั้นชื่อบุญรอด

Year: 1985

Thai title: ผู้หญิงคนนั้นชื่อบุญรอด
English title: Her name is Boonrawd

Rating: 4/5
Director: Wichit Khunawut

Main actor:
Main actress: Linda Khatancharoen,Sarinthip Siriwan

Boonrawd is coming from a poor Isan family but she is proud and wants to succeed in work and family. During Vietnam war she works in a Pattaya restaurant and also opens a small bakery. An American officer, who speaks Thai language, wants to become her friend as he appreciates her strong spirit and mind. She faces the discrimination of prostitutes (Boonrawd is strong minded and refuses to become a prostitute for easy money), American GIs (they think all Thai women can be bought), Thai people (discrimination when she is seen with the American officer). Boonrawd faces pressure from her mother who wants her to become a prostitute (same as her sister) in order to pay her mother's lottery bills. She finally overcomes all difficulties and marries her American officer.

รักผ่อนส่ง
รักผ่อนส่ง

Year: 1985

Thai title: รักผ่อนส่ง
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Tanit Pongmanoon
Main actress: Marasri Bangchang

Thai รักผ่อนส่ง was released in year 1985. The movie was released many years ago through VHS video tape but then never under VCD or DVD format. This teen romantic comedy movie (หนังวัยรุ่น) was never famous and was released at a time where teen movie popularity was getting strong. A few minutes trailer is still available also to be seen. The main actors and actresses are ทนงศักดิ์ ศุภการ, สิริยา นฤนาท, Tanit Pongmanoon, อินทิรา อิ่มสมโภชน์, อธิติยา พรหมคุณ, วัลลภ นพสมบูรณ์, Marasri Bangchang.

ผีเสื้อและดอกไม้
ผีเสื้อและดอกไม้

Year: 1985

Thai title: ผีเสื้อและดอกไม้
English title: Butterfly and Flowers

Rating: 5/5
Director: Euthana Mukdasanit

Main actor: Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Duangjai Hathaikarn

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This movie is focusing on a poor Muslim community in South of Thailand close by the Malaysian border. A teenager boy, called Huyan, has to sell ice cream to help his father as his father is not rich enough to pay education for his three children. His teacher and his best friend, a girl called Mimpi, are sorry about this decision. The teacher asks Huyan to continue to pass this year exams as education is important for his future. He can sell ice creams in the school thanks to the teacher kindness. Huyan has one smaller brother and sister. He has no mother any more. Business competition is hard as other ice cream vendors have bicycles to go from one place to another but Huyan needs to walk. Her friend Mimpi goes to Malaysia but promises to come back. Everyday Huyan waits at the train station hoping for her return. He finally sees and goes to the Malaysian border with her as he forgot to exit the train. During the trip, Huyan meets other youngsters making a living by smuggling rice. Meanwhile his father is looking for him and gets hit by a train. He is disabled and cannot work anymore. The son has remorse. He has to take responsibility of the whole family. There is a swift change from the school protected environment to adult responsibilities. He helps to smuggle rice between Malaisia and Thailand. It is illegal as no taxes are paid on the rice. He has no choice based on family survival necessity (ความจำเป็น). To escape controllers, he has to go on top of the train wagons where youngsters risk their live if they fall. He has also to run away to escape the police. But he gets money and can send back his brother and sister to school. Following the tragic death of his friend, he decides to stop doing this illegal business and to sell flowers. Movie Butterfly and Flowers got Best Picture from the Hawaii Film Festival in 1986. It made only 5 millions baht in Thailand, most of that in Bangkok. This movie is part of the first 25 films heritage list announced on October 4 2011, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

18 กะรัต
18 กะรัต

Year: 1985

Thai title: 18 กะรัต
English title: 18 carats

Rating: 2/5
Director: ศุภักษร

Main actor:
Main actress:

18 carats is a Thai Teen (วัยรุ่น) movie regarding love emerging between students in their university. Many artists from company นิธิทัศน์ Promotion joined the "18 carats" project. Singers such as ไก่ or สุเทพ were coming from different bands and sang duo songs (เพลงคู่). Three music albums were released in 1985. All the artists involved in this three albums project then participated to the movie "18 carats" featuring the best songs. ใจเธอใจฉัน (your heart - my heart) remains the most famous song and was even featured again in the 2003 movie แฟนฉัน (My Girl). The movie highlights friendship and teen love (ความรัก, รักกัน, ชอบกัน, คู่รักกัน, แฟน, น่ารัก). A group of male friends try to seduce a group of female friends. So various technics, jokes and romances happen (ผู้ชายปากหมาทุกคน, ต้องกล้า). This movie is similar to a Bollywood movie as many songs are featured but actors have no dubbing skills when singing.

กิ้งก่ากายสิทธิ์
กิ้งก่ากายสิทธิ์

Year: 1985

Thai title: กิ้งก่ากายสิทธิ์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sompote Sangduenchai

Main actor: Lor Tok,Lak Apichat,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress:

This movie deals about a giant chameleon, which is the gardian of a magical diamond. It is stolen by an alien. The chameleon sent a "Yak" to get it back. Meanwhile the chameleon wanders through the human world and faces many weird aventures. He is facing a deadly crocodile frightening humans living on rivers, facing hunters that want to catch it etc...

หอใหม่
หอใหม่

Year: 1985

Thai title: หอใหม่
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Note Chernyim
Main actress:

Mother Ning is married to a new younger husband named Samran. She has also a son named Wat and an adopted daughter named Praprasee. The mother trusts Samran and Praprasee too much. Wat loves Praprasee like a sister and not like a future wife. Praprasee wishes to marry Wat to have a bigger share in the mother's fortune. The mother is having a business of room rental. Samran is very lazy and doesn't help on anything. Samran has an affair with Praprasee (ทำชั่ว). The mother wishes to invest into a new dormitory building (หอใหม่). Samran is responsible to check that rents are paid on time but the building is under Praprasee's name. Samran is having affairs with some tenants. A lady called Payong is having affair with him for money only but Samran is jealous when Payong meets other men. Payong dreams to be a cinema star (ดารา). Wat helps a tourist guide called Neeramon, who was aggressed by ruffians. They start a relationship. Samran and Praprasee try to trap Wat so that Neeramon believes he is unfaithful. It fails and the infamy between Samran and Praprasee is disclosed. Praprasee refuses to give back the new rental business but finally dies in a car accident. Finally Samran remains employed as a domestic helper. There is a allegory comparison between the new dormitory building (หอใหม่) and the old one (หอเก่า) and between the old lady (Mother Ning) and the young ladies (Praprasee, Payong, Neeramon). This is a B grade movie with unknown actors and a few luring scenes.

สวัสดีคุณนาย
สวัสดีคุณนาย

Year: 1984

Thai title: สวัสดีคุณนาย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Wiyada Umarin

A HiSo family (วงผู้ดี) has a special domestic helper (คนใช้พิเศษ) called Kaew. She can break glass with her strong pitched voice. The daughter has her fiancee (คู่หมั้นชาย), Duangtawan, studying in England. He needs to come back (ธุระสำคัญ) to Bangkok following his father's request. There was a wedding promise between the parents. But Duangtawan wants to check his future wife's mindset first so he disguises himself as the family's car driver (คนขับรถ). His own driver, Phat Thai, becomes the Mom Chao (หม่อมเจ้า) and visits the HiSo family. Kaew (นางตัวดี) simulates herself as the Madam (คุณนาย) as her boss is out for holidays. Finally Duangtawan and Kaew start to be very close as Duangtawan appreciates her simplicity and frankness despite simulating being a Madam. The movie shows Thai society equality through food, i.e. rich / poor people can also sit on the floor, eat papaya salad (ส้มตำ) and sticky rice (ข้าวเหนียว). The Madam is asking for an engagement diner. As Duangtawan's father confirms, she comes back earlier than expected. Quiproquo happens again as Madam's daughter tries to seduce the car driver as she believes he is the real Duangtawan. She brings him to a short time motel (ข่มขืนเขา). Finally Duangtawan tells to Kaew the truth about his real identity but she flees ashamed of her own condition. Through a final quiproquo, the truth is revealed to all. It is finally discovered that Kaew is also the granddaughter of rich family. It a nice small movie but it lacks the craziness and dances that can be found in Bollywood movies.

รักที่ถูกลืม
รักที่ถูกลืม

Year: 1984

Thai title: รักที่ถูกลืม
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Lalana Sulawan,Piathip Kumwong

A young man has promised to marry a young girl, who is finishing her studies abroad. But he is in fact a womaniser. After her return to Thailand, the young woman discovers this bad reality and breaks up. The young man decides to change his behavior and tries to reconquest his former love. Will he succeed?

แล้วเราก็รักกัน
แล้วเราก็รักกัน

Year: 1984

Thai title: แล้วเราก็รักกัน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Settha Sirachaya,Pete Thongjure
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Penpak Sirikul

Chalita (Jarunee Sooksawad) is managing an hotel. Penporn, daughter of the managing director Burin, is singing some songs with Kit, the new young singer recruited by Chalita. Chalita trusts Kit and lets him go out with Penporn to have fun. They join a car racing but have a serious accident. Penporn may not walk again. Kit is safe. The manager Burin is very upset by this accident as he has always considered Penporn as his own daughter (หลาน) as Penporn’s parents die when she was still a baby. Chalita is fired as she let Penporn have fun with Kit. Chalita is upset as she is not directly responsible of the accident (เรื่องของดวง). Chalita finds a new job in another hotel. Burin, realizing his mistake, wishes to recruit Chalita again by offering a salary two times higher but she refuses. Burin has a strong character, never listens to others (ไม่เห็นใจคนอื่น) and always needs to win (ต้องชนะคนอื่น). Burin believes money can buy everything. Asunee, sexy young lady, is recruited as replacement of Chalita. Kit (ลูกผู้ชาย) affirms to be responsible and will take care about Penporn. Burin forbids Kit to see Penporn again. Kit is seen by Burin as a playboy singer (นักร้อง). There is a strong contrast between Chalita and the sexy Asunee doing Aerobic in front of Burin! Finally Chalita convinces Burin to let Kit visit Penporn. It will help to give comfort to Penporn and hopefully speed up her recovery. Penporn doesn't like Asunee as she is not sincere (จิตใจ). In fact Asunee wishes to marry Burin. The hotel managed by Chalita is much more successful than the one managed by Asunee. Despite efforts from Burin (even buying the hotels she is working in), Chalita refuses to come back to work for him. To protect Penporn and Kit against Burin’s ire, Chalita finally accepts. But Burin continues to use dirty tricks (ชั่วร้าย) to try to split Penporn and Kit. Burin even asks Asunee to sleep with Kit in order to break the relationship between Kit and Penporn. But Chalita fights back. Asunee is chased away. Through collaboration (ร่วมมือ) between Burin, Chalita and Kit, Penporn succeeds to walk again! This movie is another romance movie with Toon Hiransap and Jarunee Sooksawad, famous star duo in decade 1980s.

น้ำผึ้งป่า
น้ำผึ้งป่า

Year: 1984

Thai title: น้ำผึ้งป่า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lor Tok
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Piathip Kumwong

Two sisters, Chom and Prakai Kaew bear children at the same time. Chom's husband is a bad guy (โจร). Following serious arguments with Chom, he comes to take his child back but Chom gives him Prakai Kaew's child. 17 years passed. Pheung (Jarunee Sooksawad) is a young smart lady living in a village. Her best friend is Phet, a fat cheerful teenager. As they have debts with the local Chinese merchant, they set up a King Kong show at the local temple fair to earn money in order to pay back the debts. It turns to a disaster. Wit, her father, is a reseller of stolen jewelry. Police catches Wit's colleagues. Pheung escapes nearly the police (หนีตำรวจ). A policeman, called Sing, only gets her necklace. Pheung's father is violent and drinks alcohol. He doesn't really love his daughter (ไม่รักลูก). Sing shows the necklace to a local notable who recognize the necklace as her missing granddaughter's necklace. As Prakai Kaew died already, Chom has taken care of Prakai Kaew's daughter, who is in fact Chom's real daughter as Chom exchanged the two girls during the kidnapping. Her daughter is called Lai. The grandfather invites Nam Pheung to stay with her real family. Pheung reaches her new home (บ้านหรือวัง). She is renamed as Nam Pheung. Chom is not happy and refuses to recognize her as her daughter. Her friend Phet can join Nam Pheung. There are typical gags when countryside (บ้านนอก) people enter high society (ผู้ดีสังคม). Policeman Sing is Lai's boyfriend. Chom uses ruffians to hurt Nam Pheung but it fails as she knows how to fight. Sing is very interested in Nam Pheung (สนใจเด็กคนนี่). Meanwhile Wit is in trouble with his former colleagues. Wit and Chom were lovers ten years ago. Lai is Chom and Wit's daughter. Chom wants to push Lai to be the wife of a Thai prince. She invents a pretext (ถูกของ) due to black magic for not having recognized Nam Pheung. Nam Pheung is in fact Prakai kaew's daughter. Chom prepares an evil plan again. Nam Pheung is kidnaped by Wit's ruffians. Sing, the prince rescue her. Chom is punished. It is a typical 1980s romance movie following Lakorn style with the leading actress (นางเอก) as Nam Pheung, the leading actor (พระเอก) as Sing, the bad girl (นางอิจฉา) as Lai and Chom, the funny supporting comedian (ตัวตลก) as Phet. Those romance movies were edulcorated with no kiss between the main stars.

ไอ้จอมเก
ไอ้จอมเก

Year: 1984

Thai title: ไอ้จอมเก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Pipop Pupinyo,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Lalana Sulawan

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Keng (Toon Hiransap) is staying in relatives' rich house. The mother is not happy to see Keng at her home despite he is a relative (สอนมารยาท). The mother has two sons (Pochet and Kira) and one daughter called Chan. Chan (Sinjai Hongthai) teaches Thai boxing (สอนมวย) to Keng. Keng wishes to take revenge over ruffian Wo as he is responsible of his mother’s death. Keng is Kliaw’s young brother (น้องชาย). Kliaw is married to Kira (Sayan Chantaraviboon). Keng has also a school friend called Waew. Pochet loves secretly Waew (Lalana Sulawan) but Waew is already the minor wife of a rich man, i.e. Kira! Chan always protects Keng against Pochet (ลูกไม่รักดี). One day Keng sees Kira with Waew! Following the mother / Pochet's opposition and being only protected by Chan, Keng finally leaves their house. Keng finished drunk and Kliaw / Chan having pity takes care of him. Fed up, the mother decides to use Kam, a ruffian leader, to give Keng a lesson (สั่งสอน). Wo is part of Kam's team. Chan protects Keng against the ruffians as Keng is too afraid to fight. Wo is a pimp (แมงดา) as he is extorting money from Waew. Seeing Wo strangling Waew, Keng finally gets the strength to fight and gives a harsh lesson to Wo (สู้คนได้). Waew is now aware that Kira is Kliaw's husband. To revenge his mother death, Keng decides to hit Wo with Chan's help. The mother (ไม่เกรงใคร) tries to push another woman called Wan into Kira's arms to replace Kliaw. Finally Kliaw decides to leave also the house with Keng. Tired by this stressed situation, Kira stops his relationship with Waew. Pochet asks Waew's hand. As all domestic helpers have left, the mother has to clean the house and to do the cooking as Wan is useless. Wan is a rich man’s mistress (เมียเก็บ) already. The mother now knows the real value of Wan and Kliaw. As Pochet is unfaithful with her, Waew shoots him accidentally. Wo, passing by, wishes to terminate Pochet but Waew protects him with her body so being the one to die. The ruffians (including veteran actors Pipop Pupinyo and Chat Mongkolchai) kidnap Chan and her mother. They request 1M baht ransom. Kliaw, Pochet, Keng and Kira storm the ruffians’ place to release Chan and the mum. The ruffians are defeated. Finally the mother makes apologies regarding her behavior and the whole family can get happiness back. Thai movie ไอ้จอมเก was released in year 1984. This action romance features a leading actress practising kung fu. In many 1980s movies, actresses such as Apiradee Pawaputanon, Jarunee Sooksawad, Suriwan Suriyong played similar active roles.

รักคือฝันไป
รักคือฝันไป

Year: 1984

Thai title: รักคือฝันไป
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Settha Sirachaya,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol

Thai movie รักคือฝันไป was released in year 1984. It features actors / actresses Toon Hiransap, Piyamas Monayakol, Settha Sirachaya, Boo Wibunnan, ดวงตา. Director is เผด็จ ภักดีวิจิตร. It was released as VHS tape but never as VCD or DVD. The trailer is still available also. รักคือฝันไป plot is based on the music of group สาว สาว สาว, who was very famous in the early eighties. The song ประตูใจ was a big hit. It is a comic romantic movie. Of course the movie features many songs of the Thai group สาว สาว สาว.

แตนป่าแตก
แตนป่าแตก

Year: 1984

Thai title: แตนป่าแตก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Somkuan Krajangsat,Kowit Wattanakul,Somchai Samipak,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Pissamai Wilaisak,Sulaleewan Suwanthat,Malee Wetpraseri

Thai movie แตนป่าแตก was released in year 1984. It features Toon Hiransap as main actor and Suriwan Suriyong as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 27 minutes remains to be seen. Other actors are Kowit Wattanakul, Pissamai Wilaisak, Manop Aussawathep, เสกสิทธิ์, กาญจนา นิ่มนวล, Somchai Samipak, Somkuan Krajangsat. Suriwan Suriyong was named as Queen of Thai action movies (นางเอกนักบู๊). Taen (Suriwan Suriyong) is very skilled in fighting. Ruffians storm a farm and steal the cattle. Somkuan Krajangsat is the local village headman but always late. Suriyong catches the killers but gets blamed by the village headman as she is doing his job! Her mother is played by Sulaleewan Suwanthat. Tim (Toon Hiransap) in a magician show. He realises Taen is part of a rich family, being the real (แท้ๆ) granddaughter (หลาน) of Yai Malee Wetpraseri. Ann and her mother Pissamai Wilaisak don't welcome Taen as they are worried about sharing heritage. The father, played by Somchai Samipak, has no issue with Taen. Kowit Wattanakul is Ann’s boyfriend. Fed up by intrigues from Pissamai and her daughter, Taen wishes to go home (ไม่สบายใจ). Taen's father was a bandit (เสือ).

ข้างหลังภาพ
ข้างหลังภาพ

Year: 1984

Thai title: ข้างหลังภาพ
English title: Behind the Painting

Rating: 3/5
Director: Piak Poster

Main actor: Amphol Lumpoon
Main actress: Nardtaya DaengBunga

This movie is about the impossible love between a young man and a married woman older than him. The action takes place in Japan. The movie highlights the restricted existence of unmarried women and the pressure for them to marry, whatever the circumstances. This movie is based on a romantic novel written by Kulap Saipradit (กุหลาบ สายประดิษฐ์). Behind the Painting is widely regarded as one of the best-written novels in the Thai language.

ไอ้ชาติเหล็ก
ไอ้ชาติเหล็ก

Year: 1984

Thai title: ไอ้ชาติเหล็ก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Dam Datsakorn,Sombat Methanee,Doo Dook Kradon,Pipop Pupinyo,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Linda Khatancharoen,Apiradee Pawaputanon

Thai movie ไอ้ชาติเหล็ก was released in year 1984 and lasts 1h50mn. It is available under VHS format. The picture quality is very sharp. Policeman Ran (Toon Hiransap) has to take over an important task, i.e. intercept a truck hiding illicit goods. Cannabis (กัญชา) is seized. The ruffians' leader Linda (Linda Khatancharoen) is upset so she wants to meet Police inspector Ra (หัวใจเป็นเหล็ก). Tanum (Dam Datsakorn) is working for her. Doo Dook Kradon and Tiu (Sombat Methanee) are playing foreign tourists and visit a gogo bar. Back to countryside, Tiu learns that his wife Jan was raped and killed while he was away. Doo discovers that his wife is living with Pipop Pupinyo now (เมียพี่มีชู้). Unable to give a lesson to Pinyo, Doo receives help from Tiu! Both Ran and policewoman Apiradee Pawaputanon are given to mission to find the drug traffickers in Isan. Waew (Chat Mongkolchai) has arguments with Ran, disguised as a ruffian (นักเลง อาละวาด). Waew receives some help from Tiu and Doo. Tanum, following a recommendation from Waew, hires Tiu and Doo as drivers. Following some shootings and fightings, Ran is framed by Waew and Tanum. As Ran's gunshot unfortunately another policeman and a ruffian, Ran is accused in front of other policemen to be a rogue policeman. Ran is arrested and dismissed as police officer. Anyway he continues his investigation in order to clean his name. Waew takes profit of the ruffian's death to abuse his wife. Tiu kills Waew as he is one, who raped his wife. Tiu and Doo flee. They take refuge in Linda's house per Tanum's advice. As Tanum fails a few times during drug transportation, a waitress played by Apiradee is suspected. She is kidnapped. Seeing Tiu and Linda close together, Tanum is upset and frames him by warning the Police regarding the next drug transportation. Ran releases Apiradee. Tiu escapes to the Police. Tiu is very upset as nobody told him what was inside the truck. This time, Tanum tries to shoot him but Doo is killed instead. Tiu kills Tanum through a fierce fight. Linda's birthday happens in weird conditions. Ran is captured and refuses to join the ruffians in drug trafficking. This time Apiradee releases Ran and they quickly go to the pier to catch all ruffians. Tiu and Linda are arrested. It is seldom seeing Sombat Methanee playing a bad guy. Life conditions push Tiu to become a bad guy as he followed Linda's asking for help. Being arrested, Linda asks Ran for compassion towards Tiu as she is the one sole responsible but Tiu will still have to answer about his acts to Thai justice.

เขี้ยวฉลาม
เขี้ยวฉลาม

Year: 1984

Thai title: เขี้ยวฉลาม
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat,Pipop Pupinyo,Tuanton Kammeesri,Kowit Wattanakul
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Wiyada Umarin

A policeman's wife and son are killed during a gun fight. The policeman enquires and discovers that a mysterious organization, which is going to betray Thailand, is responsible of their deaths.

นางพญางูผี
นางพญางูผี

Year: 1984

Thai title: นางพญางูผี
English title: Ghost Snake Queen

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Pornpan Ketmamatsu,Namgneun Boonnak

Some villagers are hired to catch snakes. A big snake (งูใหญ่) remains to be caught. Chat is one of the villagers. His wife is about to deliver. During a storm, Chat is killed by a huge snake and the baby girl is possessed by a snake. The little girl renamed Boonmee is rescued by a family, who also has a baby girl called Kamfa (Naowarat Yooktanun). They are now grown up beautiful women. Boonmee (Pornpan Ketmamatsu) always think her parents love Kamfa more than her. It is Songkran day. Some Bangkokian people, undercover policeman Cha (Toon Hiransap) and professor Phalat (Sor Asanajinda), come to the village. Young and old people often die in the village so they come to investigative. Nobody knows the real death cause. Some bodies are kept in Wat Khun Duang. Songkran is celebrated there so Cha meets Kamfa and Boonmee. Brother (พี่) Inta is jealous. Both ladies like Cha very much. The temple coffins only contain snakes but no corpses. Villagers afraid of the evil (งูผี). In order to get rid of the evil spirit, there is a need to identify in which body the spirit has taken refuge in. Boonmee brings jealousy in Ita's heart versus Cha. The subdistrict headman's daughter is bitten by a snake. Cha goes to city to bring back a real doctor as he doesn't trust the local shaman (หมอผี). Boonmee (นางปีศาจ) causes the spirit to possess Kamfa and to kill the subdistrict headman's daughter. Villagers now believe Kamfa is the evil spirit (งูผีร้าย). Boonmee kills her own father to prevent him to help Kamfa. Kamfa is captured and will be burnt (เผ่า) in front of the subdistrict headman's house. Cha comes on time but Inta and villagers prevent him to help. Cha and Kamfa shall die on a real stake. A forest monk (พระธุดงค์) stops the fire and announces Kamfa is not the evil spirit that villagers are looking for. The monk asks Kamfa to put a sacred necklace around Boonmee's neck to neutralize the spirit. Kamfa is concerned that her mother shall not stand losing her husband and then one daughter. Boonmee apologizes to her sister and promises not to kill anyone again. The old sorcerer spirit has to bite villagers and drink their blood to remain young. Boonmee seduces and hypnotizes Cha. Kamfa and Phalat have to find a way to release Cha. Boonmee captures her own sister to give her for sacrifice to the snake spirit showing no gratitude to her mother. At nighttime the mother sneaks in the cave and sends on time the sacred necklace on the spirit’s head breaking all spells. Evil is defeated and the cave is sealed. It is a remake of 1966 Thai movie “งูผี” with Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat. Compared to 1966 version, Boonmee is much more temptress and is helped by a bunch of sexy amazones. Modern disco and even James Bond soundtrack are used. It is a typical horror movie from 1970-1980s mixing scaring and funny sequences. A second opus of นางพญางูผี was released in 1990 with Bin Banleurit.

ผีเอ๊าะ เอ๊าะ
ผีเอ๊าะ เอ๊าะ

Year: 1984

Thai title: ผีเอ๊าะ เอ๊าะ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Porjed Kaenpetch,Lor Tok,Note Chernyim
Main actress:

A Thai husband called Sankap comes to rest with his wife Oon, a domestic helper and his teenage daughter, Kaew in a remote house. Ting is the mute (ใบ้) guardian of the old house. He is similar to a Quasimodo. Strange and scary noises can be heard at nighttime especially in the attic. Bones (ที่เก็บกระดูก) are found there. Kaew has her periods for the first time (เป็นสาวแล้ว). Through hidden passages in the house walls, the guardian spies the family. Through incantations, the guardian is calling an old spirit in front of a skeleton. The spirit needs a virgin (หญิงพรหมจารี) and pure blood. The spirit extends his life since more than 100 years thanks to virgin blood (บริสุทธิ์). Kaew is finally possessed (ถูกผีเข้า), speaks with a male voice and has extreme strength (แรงมาก). She tries to strangle the domestic helper. While the husband is out to get a doctor, Kaew continues her rampage towards her mother and the domestic helper. The mother and domestic helper are not strong enough face to a hell spirit (ผีนรก). The domestic helper is killed. The Thai husband arrives too late with a doctor. The doctor is even thrown out of the window and dies. Vichan (Porjed Kaenpetch), Sankap’s friend, visit them and is surprised to find the house very quiet and the two corpses. He has difficulties to believe in ghosts until the spirit wakes up. Vichan suspects the guardian so follows him up inside his hut. Oon suggests to call a shaman (หมอผี). The guardian is neither mute neither handicapped. Some zombie try to catch Vinchan. Meanwhile the spirit lies to Oon and convinces her to open the locked door. Fight happens between the spirit and Sankap. Despite cutting its arms and head, Sankap is overcome by the spirit. Sankap and Oon are killed. A purification fire started by Vichan burns the skeleton and wax effigies. Spirits are defeated. Vichan promises to take care of Kaew. Compared to other contemporary 1980s Thai horror movies, this movie doesn't have much comic relief despite Lor Tok and Note Chernyim acting, so it is more similar to western standards despite having simple Fx. It could be the Thai version of "The Exorcist"!

เดชผีดิบ
เดชผีดิบ

Year: 1984

Thai title: เดชผีดิบ
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Lor Tok
Main actress:

Dr Montree is a middle age man celebrating his birthday. He receives a big gift from England. It contains a coffin with an embalmed body inside. During the next full moon happens, the body wakes up. It is a vampire (ผีดิบดูดเลือด) but a foreign vampire (ผีฝรั่ง). Few gags happen as the foreign vampire has difficulty to get along with Thai ghosts. This vampire has the physical appearance of Frankenstein. He brings a young lady to his coffin and makes her his wife. A love story starts between human and ugly vampire. The vampire wishes to change his voice as it is too sharp. He proposes an exchange to Dr Montree. The vampire can now sing folk (ลูกทุ่ง) songs with a pitched voice. When the vampire realizes he lost his masculinity, he chases Dr Montree (เอาของกูคืนมา) to get it back. This is really a crazy movie and Lor Tok's performance is not enough to avoid the sinking. This movie uses Culture Club's Boy George as soundtrack. It lasts only 1h10 so either the montage is really bad or it has been censored. เดชผีดิบ first movie with Sombat Methanee was released in year 1968.

เสน่ห์นางพราย
เสน่ห์นางพราย

Year: 1984

Thai title: เสน่ห์นางพราย
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Lor Tok,Note Chernyim
Main actress:

Three young adults (an engaged couple and a bachelor) visit a countryside village and deliver books to the subdistrict headman (กำนัน). The subdistrict headman has a young new wife called Mon and a young daughter called Chamrien. Both women have sexy tempers. Chatree loves Wan, his fiancee (คู่หมั้น), a lot. Itthi is the young bachelor, played by Note Chernyim, who became a famous comic actor in 1990-2000s decades. They want a quiet place to rest and study to prepare exams. The subdistrict headman likes to talk to monks (คุยกับพระ) and is very interested by Buddhist prayers (สนใจ). His main wish is to extend the local Buddhist temple (ทำบุญ). So his wife is very bored. The subdistrict headman's wife, Mon, is always wandering around Chatree. Chamrien is also wandering around Itthi. Other villagers are unhappy about this and complain about Bangkok people (คนกรุง). At night time, a ghost (Nang Phanee) appears. Chatree sees Nang Phanee bathing in a river (classical Thai movie scene with the Thai actress using a tight sarong [ผ้าถุง] and bathing in a stream). Nang Phanee is ภูติรักยั่วสวาท, i.e. a ghost, who still wishes to seduce men, The charm of Nang Phanee causes instant love from Chatree. The following day, Nang Phanee also seduces Itthi. Wan believes Chatree is becoming crazy (คนบ้า) as he is giving kisses to an invisible ghost. Nang Phanee enjoys playing tricks with Chatree and Itthi. The subdistrict headman's helpers try to abuse Wan (สาวกรุงเทพ) but Nang Phanee defeats them. The subdistrict headman's helpers are chased from his house. They contact a master (อาจารย์) (actor Lor Tok) to have him doing magic filters (ทำเสน่ห์ให้). He is half crazy. He is also contacted to remove infidelity from the body of subdistrict headman's wife and the students. He needs to face Nang Phanee and chases her (ไล่ผี). But the master is in fact very smart. He chases another ghost and keeps Nang Phanee for him!!

อิทธิฤทธิ์น้ำมันพราย
อิทธิฤทธิ์น้ำมันพราย

Year: 1984

Thai title: อิทธิฤทธิ์น้ำมันพราย
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Tanit Pongmanoon,Joomjim Khemlek
Main actress: Praew Mardmarud

The spirit ("PHI KRASEU" - ผีกระสือ) is a malicious and very dangerous spirit which manifests itself as a beautiful woman. It floats through the air because it has no lower body. It appears as a length of intestines suspended from a lovely woman face. This movie is about an old sorcerer transforming a young woman into an evil spirit "PHI KRASEU". She frightens the villagers. Is it possible to get rid of the spirit without hurting the young woman?

แพแตก
แพแตก

Year: 1984

Thai title: แพแตก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sayan Sanya,Porjed Kaenpetch
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Nanthida Kaewbuasai

Phai (Sayan Sanya) is living with his mother and younger sister called Kaew. Wut is Phai's friend and becomes policeman. Wut is Kaew's boyfriend. Phai loves a local prostitute, called Rampeung, but his mother despises her. The local mafia doesn't want to release Rampeung so Phai has serious arguments with them. Phai learns that Kaew has a blood cancer. There is a need to change her blood but it is expensive. He cannot tell the truth in order that Kaew keeps high moral. People start to believe he has a devious relationship with his sister as he takes care of her too much. He cannot accept Kaew and Wut's wedding as it would cause Kaew's death. His mother chases him from home. Before living home, he tells the truth to his mother causing her to indulge into alcohol when knowing the truth. While wandering, he prevents a gunman to kill an entrepreneur called Chat. Chat gives him shelter in his home. Dao (Sayan Sanya), Chat's daughter, is fond of him. Wut is now a policeman. Kaew's mother refuses the wedding also. Wut become an inflexible policeman. Love and duty are different things. Chat and Somjet, a local mafia leader, are involved in various bad traffics. Chat is killed by Somjet but it is believed that Phai killed Dao's father. Rampeung is shot while protecting Phai. Dao understands that Phai is innocent. Kaew is sent to hospital. Phai goes back home and fight successfully against Somjet. A storm destroys his house. Phai believes his mother and sister are dead. He kills himself due to despair despite Wut's last attempt to save him. Both main actors are famous Luk Thung (ลูกทุ่ง) or Thai country music singers. Both Sayan Sanya and Nanthida Kaewbuasai perform songs during the movie.

สิงห์รถบรรทุก 2
สิงห์รถบรรทุก 2

Year: 1984

Thai title: สิงห์รถบรรทุก 2
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Pissamai Wilaisak

First movie episode สิงห์รถบรรทุก was shot in 1977. Siarat (Sorapong Chatree) is the owner of a truck company and is recently married. Phayap is the head of local mafia. His team is responsible of killing the owner of a truck company but they manage to accuse Siarat. Malin (Suriwan Suriyong), daughter of the assassinated truck owner, wishes to take revenge over Siarat but her mother (Pissamai Wilaisak) tries to prevent her as there is no proof yet. Malin believes wrongly Phayap's sayings. Two hitmen shot and kill Sairat's wife, Saisanee. Siarat wishes to take revenge over this murder. Meanwhile Siarat's former friends from the first movie episode, Chan, Kaewkarawet and Rawan, come back. Phayap tries to buy land from poor farmers but Chan (Manop Aussawathep) helps to chase the ruffians. Siarat doesn't know yet who killed his wife, Phayap group or Malin group. Phayap calls for other ruffians' help from Sisaket. Malin has great fighting skills. Suriwan Suriyong was often used as leading actress for action movies. She shows to Siarat that women can do same as men. Malin and Siarat are now friends as Phayap is identified as the treacherous man. Phayap sells weapons illegally to drug dealers. Phayap kills Siarat's friend Master (อาจารย์) himself. Siarat and Malin bring dozen of trucks to attack Phayap's team but the fields are mined. Gunfire happen between both groups until Phayap is neutralized through bloody sequences. It is a typical action movie from 1980s based on revenge script, kung fu fights, gunfire fights and issues resolved without the direct intervention from the police (it is only known at the movie end that Sairat's friends were under cover policemen), katoei (กะเทย) used as supporting comic roles. The movie image is very damaged for a 1980s movie. This hommage to trucks world was certainly very successful in countryside where movies were projected from the backs of trucks on to sheets hung between trees at fairgrounds.

ชุมแพ 2
ชุมแพ 2

Year: 1984

Thai title: ชุมแพ 2
English title: Chom Phae 2

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Nard Poowanai,Kecha Plianvithee,Chat Mongkolchai,Manop Aussawathep,Chaiyan Sorakrai
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon

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Chom Phae 2 (ชุมแพ ภาค 2) movie starts by a 5mn section of Chom Phae 1 with actors Sombat Methanee, Dam Datsakorn and actress Piyamas Monayakol. Chatom, the ruffians leader, is captured by the police. Duangjai and Duangpol are his daughters. Police Officer Chayo, promised to Duangpol, refuses to release Chatom. Duangjai hires Chat, a famous thief, in order to help liberate her father. The plan is audacious but successful. Chatom needs now to buy weapons for 20M baht to ruffian leader พ่อ Saen. Weapons are finally stolen (โปลน) and not paid. Saen is upset by Chatom's outrageous beahavior and his daughter Surin tries to calm him down. Both Surin and Duangjai want their fathers to stop being ruffians leaders but they just cannot stop. Chatom's ruffians try to kill Saen but a mysterious masked fighter (Surin!) helps him. Every time Chatom tries to sell the weapons, police is aware. Chatom suspects Chat to inform Chayo. Chatom resurrects Seua Sing (from Chom Phae part 1) as his twin brother to try to kill Police Officer Chayo. Chatom's ruffians try to sell weapons to neighbouring guerrilla (คนเลวชาติ) in the jungle but Saen's team led by Surin fights back. Chatom ruffians kidnap Surin to know who is the spy inside their team. Hopefully Yot helps to release Surin. Chat is finally captured but released by Surin. He joins Saen's team. To get rid of him, Chatom wishes to recruit Hamuyan, a strong hill tribe fighter. Hamuyan is coming from a hill tribe (พี่น้องแมว) and is expert in fighting skills. Hamuyan is recruited by Chatom to kill Chat. Hamuyan accepts as Chat is supposed to be a bad guy and Hamuyan needs money. Police officer Chayo intervenes before they can kill each other. Surin (Apiwadee) is doing well in fighting skills also. Following the failure, Chatom orders to kill Hamuyan but his sbires fail to execute properly. Later on Hamuyan helps Chat and Surin in difficulty against some ruffians. Chat and Hamuyan decide to go back to the mountain to prevent retaliation from Chatom on the hill tribe. Hamuyan's sister Nai Ying prevents a bomb to explose when Chat's car with Hamuyan passes by but she gets shot. Chatom and his ruffians attack the hill tribe village but are welcome by an explosive reception from Chat, Hamuyan and the hill tribe fighters. Police led by Chayo arrives on time. Even Surin joins the shootings. Finally Chatom and Saen kill each other. Chat was finally an undercover policeman. It is a typical 1980s Thai action movie featuring multiple fights, shootings, undercover policeman. Chomphae 1 was released in 1976. The real part 2 is supposed to be movie “ทุ่งลุยลาย” with Sombat Methanee released in 1978. This Chom Phae 2 doesn’t feature the main leading actor, i.e. Sombat Methanee and tries to bank on the box office success of part 1.

เหล็กเพชร
เหล็กเพชร

Year: 1984

Thai title: เหล็กเพชร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Suchao Pongwilai,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Metta Roongrat,Thitima Sangkapitak

Thai action movie เหล็กเพชร was released in year 1984. The movie is lost in Thailand but a two minutes trailer remains to be seen. The movie producer is Sor Asanajinda. Main actor is Sorapong Chatree. Suriwan Suriyong is the main actress and Manop Aussawathep is playing her father. Other actors are Metta Roongrat, Lak Apichat, Sayan Chantaraviboon, Suchao Pongwilai, Thitima Sangkapitak… The trailer shows some fighting over a moving truck transporting tree trunks. In year 1967 Sor directed the same movie เหล็กเพชร in 16mm format. Sopha Sataporn was then the main actress. The 1967 version is still available.

พูดด้วยปืน
พูดด้วยปืน

Year: 1984

Thai title: พูดด้วยปืน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut,Chaiya Suriyun,Lak Apichat,Pinyo Parnnui,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon

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Thai action movie พูดด้วยปืน was released in year 1984 and it lasts 89 minutes. Eh (Phairoj Sangwaribut) is a student. His friend Tor is beaten by two thugs. The leader takes revenge as Tor sent him to jail 3 years ago. The two thugs then try to attack Eh but he succeeds to get rid of them. His girlfriend is Sa (Apiradee Pawaputanon). Tor is back home but he is blamed by his father for being useless and being a gay. Eh is back to Choomporn as his parents have been killed. His father, a politician, was killed by ruffians (Lak Apichat, Pinyo Parnnui) as he refused to withdraw from next election. His wife was killed also. Police inspector (สารวัตร) suspects Ah Kadet (Chaiya Suriyun) but he has no proofs. Eh has to sell the house and land as his parents were indebted. He entrusts his sister Eoh to his father's friend. He decides to stop studying. Eh stays with Chom (Krailat Kriengkrai). Eh gets a shot gun and gets revenge by shooting one of the killers. Ruffians get revenge by shooting Eh's parents’ friends but Eh refuses to provide hints to the police. Lak is shot but Eh is injured. The boss hires two thugs from Bangkok to work with Pinyo to get rid of Eh. They are the two thugs, who got beaten by Eh so they want to take their revenge. Pinyo (สัตว์นรก) is then killed also. The two thugs get punished again. Ah Kadet pushes Tor to kill Eh if he wants to get back his parents' belongings. Finally Eh gets rid of Ah Kadet in a shipyard. Eh shall marry with Sa next month but Tor, unaware of Ah Kadet’s death, shall still execute his orders...

นักรบประจัญบาน
นักรบประจัญบาน

Year: 1984

Thai title: นักรบประจัญบาน
English title: Cobra Thunderbolt

Rating: 4/5
Director: Toranong Srichua

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Chaiyan Sorakrai,Dam Datsakorn,Somsak Chaisongkram,Pinyo Parnnui
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak

Thai movie นักรบประจัญบาน was released in year 1984 and lasts 1h47mn. Toranong Srichua is the movie director. The Thai VCD has a good image quality but is 4:3 format. A Japanese VHS version is in 16:9 format but only lasts 1h29mn. It is a Sahamongkol production. A group of heavily armed Thai terrorists (including Dam Datsakorn, Somsak Chaisongkram, Pinyo Parnnui) are trained in Thailand. The Thai army commander asks to neutralize them asap. Tet (Krung Srivilai), previous military officer and now disabled, is sitting on a wheelchair and is pushed by his wife (Pissamai Wilaisak). He is providing advices to Thai army commander. Det (Sorapong Chatree) is Tet’s previous best fighter (นักรบ). Tet was his superior (ภูพาน) in year 1971. Both Tet and Det were the only survivors following heavy fightings at the Thai border. Tet lost use of his legs. The Daily News Press director sends his best journalist Ann (ศิริพร เอี่ยมสุนทร) to enquiry on a factory building illegally war weapons. The factory owner is Somsak Chaisongkram. The journalist receives threatening to stop her investigation on the factory. Meanwhile Tet demonstrates to Thai army commander his latest armored vehicle (รถวิเศษ). His own daughter (ระพีพรรณ กรสกุล) is the driver. Somsak is also very interested but Tet refuses to sell to him. Somsak sold weapons to communists causing Tet’s former military unit to be decimated. Ruffians storm Tet's house and kidnap his wife. Police inspector (Chaiyan Sorakrai) wishes to help but Tet prefers to handle by himself as those kidnappers are not standard ruffians. Det, learning the news from a newspaper, decides to flee while doing community work in order to help his former boss. Ann helps him to find Tet. During tentative exchange with Somsak, Tet's wife is killed through a remote bomb hidden on her body. It is war. Tet provides proofs to Ann that Somsak sold weapons illegally to Cambodia, Lao and Vietnam. Tet is kidnapped. A bomb is put in Daily news’ office by a renegade police officer but Police inspector Chaiyan stops it on time. Police locates the terrorist camp and tries to destroy it. Det uses the armored vehicle. Tet's daughter joins him with an individual flying machine. As policemen get difficulties, they wipe the terrorist opposition and release Tet. For this movie, Krung Srivilai made his head bald and was sitting in a wheelchair during whole movie. Toranong Srichua used his movie as a reference to show what risks could happen in Thailand in the future. Some happened (domestic terrorists, police officer betraying country, remote bombs on people…).

เลือดตี๋ก็สีแดง
เลือดตี๋ก็สีแดง

Year: 1984

Thai title: เลือดตี๋ก็สีแดง
English title: Death Ring

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Porjed Kaenpetch,Suchao Pongwilai,Kowit Wattanakul
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom

The master's daughter, In Mai, sees her lover Dialin Chi in secret. Her father already has plan to marry her to another man called Hang Fai. But he surprises them together. A fight erupts between Hang Fai and Dialin Chi as he lacks respect to his fiancee. Hang Fai uses cowardly a knife during the kung fu fight and finally gets stabbed. Dialin Chi has to run away. He takes refuge in Thailand during three years. Uncle Lu promises to revenge his son, Hang Fai. Many years have passed. In Mai has now a son called Dai Cheung. Uncle Lu's second son is still looking for Dialin. Dai Cheung is looking for his father in Thailand as he earned a living by being a boxer there. Dai Cheung contacts Miss Ko and Fan, the assistant, for boxing job opportunities. Dai Cheung finds a job as sand bag training partner but Thai boxer Salek refuses to use him. They become friends. Salek dreams about a fight with a strong Thai boxer called the leopard. Salek has recognized Dai Cheung's father picture but would not tell who he is. Following arguments, Miss Ko has barred Salek from any Thai boxing match. Dai Cheung succeeds to be recruited as sand bag training partner by the Leopard in order to work up his style but is heavily beaten. He doesn't think Salek can beat the Leopard. Finally it is discovered that Salek is also Dialin Chi's son with a Thai woman. Miss Ko accepts to organise a fight between Salek and the Leopard. The match happens despite Dai Cheung trying to prevent Salek to assist. Salek gets killed on the ring following the Leopard's hard punches. His half-brother is dead. Dai Cheung decides to become a Thai boxer to revenge his half-brother. He trains hard to be able to get a fight versus the Leopard. Finally following a difficult fight, he succeeds to defeat the Leopard but uncle Lu's family members are still around for revenge also... This Hong Kong action movie particularly shines when Chatchai Plengpanich and other Thai actors are around. Hong Kong Kung Fu actors are Lee Chung-Yat and Ti Lung.

เสือใบ
เสือใบ

Year: 1984

Thai title: เสือใบ
English title: Seua Bai

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiyan Sorakrai,Sombat Methanee,Dam Datsakorn,Chat Mongkolchai,Kowit Wattanakul
Main actress: Nareerat Monsiri

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Bai (Chaiyan Sorakrai) is the son of poor farmers. Some cows disappear in the village. Ying, son of local subdistrict headman, is suspected (ชาวบ้านเดือดร้อน) to sell the cows to gamble. A fist fight happens between Ying and Bai as Bai challenges him on the money origin. Ying and his friends are strongly defeated by Bai and his brother Chom. Yiem (Dam Datsakorn), Ying's father (พ่อ), doesn't accept this and threatens to kill Bai if he doesn't apologize. Yiem hits Bai's father. Wishing to clarify the situation with Yiem, Bai and Chom end up fighting with Ying and his ruffians again. Ying shots Chom and Bai has no choice but shooting Ying also. Chom is only injured but Ying dies. Chom and Bai have to flee but subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Yiem promises to revenge his dead son. While fleeing, Bai helps Malee (Nareerat Monsiri) threatened (รังแก) by ruffian Riem (Chat Mongkolchai). Sia Thong is another godfather lending money then taking land and cows when villagers cannot repay. Bai has to play the robin woods to get back the illegal contracts from Sia Thong. Malee is Seua Fai's (Sombat Methanee) young sister. Yiem's ruffians kill Chom. Bai and his friend Sakorn (Kowit Wattanakul) take refuge in Seua Fai's territory. Romance starts between Bai and Malee. Seua protects villagers and punish those acting badly. Yiem's ruffians team perform robbery (ปล้น) by using Bai's name. They hide their face. The action is taking place during World War II with Japanese soldiers occupying Thailand. Bai and Seu Fai team help each other to neutralize a petrol stock maintained by Japanese soldiers. While visiting his mother, Bai is surprised by Yiem's ruffians. He succeeds to escape but a traitor is leading Yiem to Bai's hidden refuge. Yiem is bringing the police with him. Shootings happen. As Sakorn is seriously injured, he stays behind to stop Yiem's ruffians. Meanwhile Yiem sends teammates to kidnap Bai's parents so Bai's team has to split into two parts. Following his mother's request, Bai finally surrenders to the police. No thief can escape police. The real historical Bai is coming from Suphanburi province. He was a thief (โจร) very active after World War 2. He stayed in prison from 1953 to 1963. The real man Seua Bai (เสือใบ) has a small speech at the end of this movie. He is highlighting that his illegal life should not be followed. Other versions of Seua Bai were in 1971 (สุภาพบุรุษเสือใบ), 1998 (เสือ โจรพันธุ์เสือ). In 1971 version, the part related to the fight against Japanese invaders is much longer.

ลูกสาวคนใหม่
ลูกสาวคนใหม่

Year: 1984

Thai title: ลูกสาวคนใหม่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Toon Hiransap
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Apaporn Kornthip

A young poor lady Oi is leaving Bangkok and finds her-self adopted in a farmer family lead by a strong mother with her three sons. She is the new daughter. Many funny situations happen as the three sons are fond of Oi.

ตะวันยิ้มแฉ่ง
ตะวันยิ้มแฉ่ง

Year: 1984

Thai title: ตะวันยิ้มแฉ่ง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol

In Nan province, animist forest people (คนป่า) are discovered. They are called "Phi Tong Leuang" (ผีตองเหลือง) or Mlabri ethnic group. They do not possess anything and share everything within the group. They are exploited by Bangkokian people to cut trees in forest. They stop to cut trees because deities (ผีฟ้า) are angry. A professor sends a group of students including a young lady called Doktawan to study and to catch a "Phi Tong Leuang" in the forest. In Ta Wa Dung village, people from Chinese origins are living. They are far from civilization and are friend of the Mlabri ethnic group. Cheng is a young man living in Ta Wa Dung village. The students mistakes Cheng as a Mlabri ethnic group member and catches him. Cheng is same as French Asterix and his magic potion. Cheng gets high strength when getting exposed to sun. As he wishes to visit Bangkok, he lets himself captured. There, he is exposed like an animal in a cage. Doktawan educates him to modern world (radio, music, dance). A romance happens between Cheng and Doktawan. The illegal logging company sends ruffians to get rid of Cheng so he has to flee. Police catches him and sends him to hospital for crazy people as he is walking half naked. Meanwhile Cheng's parents are worried and decide to go to Bangkok to search for him. They arrive in Bangkok with elephants and horses to look for him! Finally Cheng is reunited with his family but it is discovered that he is not a Mlabri so he needs to help Doktawan to find real Mlabri ethnic group members. Meanwhile the illegal logging company wants to kill all Mlabri people to be able to exploit the forest. Gun fight happens in famous Earth Pillars site at Sao Din. Police arrives on time to rescue the students and Mlabri. This is a typical Thai comedy from the 1980s decade with a "katoey" (กะเทย) in the funny and silly role, gags from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "The Gods Must Be Crazy" (1981). There is very bad taste as the illegal logging company ruffians often carry a nazi flag to emphasize their badness. In 2009 the operator of a waxworks museum in Pattaya has been forced to cover up a giant billboard of Adolf Hitler giving a Nazi salute after complaints. This movie includes first introduction of hidden advertisement with beer brand name promotion.

บ้านสีดอกรัก
บ้านสีดอกรัก

Year: 1984

Thai title: บ้านสีดอกรัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Thongchai McIntyre,Suchao Pongwilai,Krung Srivilai
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Jarunee Sooksawad,Pornpan Ketmamatsu

A young lady Apple is supposed to get married. On her wedding day, another lady comes to get back her husband (หลอกเรา). Apple is disappointed again. Apple is part of a group of three ladies, who are close friends and always help each other. One is Pen (Naowarat Yooktanun), one is sexy Nook (Pornpan Ketmamatsu) and the last one is Apple (Jarunee Sooksawad). They decide to focus on money first instead of love as all men are liars anyway. They find a job in the same company. At night time, they play an escort role in a gambling casino (บ่อน) in order to try finding rich men but the police raids the place. Apple gets refuge in Chatri's car as she mistakes it as a taxi in order to escape to the police. Apple tries her luck again in her search for a rich man (เศรษฐี) in a sport club. They meet Krit (Thongchai McIntyre), who invites them to Chiang Mai in his countryside house. Apple asks Chatri (Sorapong Chatree) to drive them to Chiang Mai. As his car is broken, they just dropped him to go for hitchhiking. Chatri also is also rescued by Krit. He knows the game played by the three girls and have strong sarcasms over them. While wandering in the forest, they have arguments with illegal loggers. They are kidnaped but succeeded to flee except Nook. Krit saves Nook. They finally go back to Bangkok as they run out of money. Pen put the furnitures in a pawn shop (โรงจำนำ) to get money. Krit orders the furnitures to be replaced. Apple is fed up with rich people so she leaves her friends. The movie ends happily with the three ladies getting married. This movie is a typical romantic comedy from 1980s led by local superstars Sorapong Chatre and Jarunee Sooksawad. It also shows modern women vision and status in 1980s Thai society.

เลดี้ฝรั่งดอง
เลดี้ฝรั่งดอง

Year: 1984

Thai title: เลดี้ฝรั่งดอง
English title: Lady Farang dong

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Prompong Nopparith,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Aranya Namwong,Ampha Pusit

Vickie, Thai lady, is seduced by an Austrian man, who is already married. Being pregnant, she decides to go back to Thailand. Before leaving, she leaves her daughter, Diana, to the Austrian man. Being an adult, Diana decides to go back to Thailand to find her mother. Will she succeed?

กองพันทหารเกณฑ์
กองพันทหารเกณฑ์

Year: 1984

Thai title: กองพันทหารเกณฑ์
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Lor Tok,Rith Luecha,Note Chernyim
Main actress:

A few young men have to do their duty in the armed forces. In the army, there are facing hardship, discipline, fun, love with nurses and duty to protect their country.

คนขวางโลก
คนขวางโลก

Year: 1984

Thai title: คนขวางโลก
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Permpol Choei-arun

Main actor: Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Metta Roongrat

Chun is the unique child of a rich family. His father and mother always fight. The husband is cheating his wife and asks his son to keep the secret. Nobody understands or cares about him. Chun is like a beatnik, having long hair and driving an old beetle car. Chun is studying art painting. But even judges don't understand his work. He is fed up with life and rules. Thai students are not educated to challenge rules, the system or think by themselves. Only weak people fear the settled system. Society askes him to stop involvement in politics and focus on studies. He rides a horse in Bangkok to avoid traffic jam and promote his paintings. He challenges his art teacher and makes him upset. When seeing his father doing dangerous business involving risks for the staff health in a factory, he denounces him to the press but nothing is done as they are corrupted. So he makes an union to fight for staff right. His father is disappointed that his son betrays him. His uncle has a plan to have him come back in the society standard rules and be able to take over the company as his father is going old. The uncle orders he cannot see his girlfriend Wee as he is an ungrateful son. Chun goes in gogo bar and blames everybody for the society decadence, Thai men providing young girls to foreigners, indulgence in alcohol... He is expelled by the doormen and beaten by them. He is rescued by Nao, freelance working girl, who initiates him to love. He disappears for 4 days. A love story starts between them. Nao introduces him to her younger sister, who is Wee's best friend! Chun understands that Nao is a prostitute so leaves her. Everybody is lying to him, i.e. the father indulging with young men, the mother indulging in playing cards, Nao selling her body... He gets refuge in a slum. As money runs out, he sells his paintings. Nao recognizes his paintings and finds Chun but he rejects her due to her duplicity. Nao acknowledges but she has no choice as women are puppets that men are using. She does it for her sister to study as they have no more parents. Puzzled, Chun tortures himself same as hermit (ฤาษี). He is very sick so Nao calls his parents. A fight happens between ruffians sent by his parents and slum kids. Chun is sent to visit a psychiatric doctor for crazy people. Did he receive a good education from his parents? His father tries to change him so that he can work in the family factory but to no avail. He identifies himself to Van Gogh. He is forced to live a life like a prisoner with no freedom. His father wants to put him in an hospital for crazy people. Chun is ready to suicide himself. His slum friends and Wee rescue him just on time. This movie is a criticism of Thai education system. People are not themselves. They need to follow society precepts and cannot challenge them.

ครูเสือ
ครูเสือ

Year: 1984

Thai title: ครูเสือ
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Pisarn Akraseranee,Boo Wibunnan,Kowit Wattanakul
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom

A Thai Chinese type businessman is offering land (ค่าที่ดิน) for school extension. Kru Seua (ครูใหญ่), school headmaster, is accepting on behalf of the school. Kru Seua (ครูเสือ) has a good reputation with all villagers (ครูดี). A new Bangkok sexy lady teacher Boot (ผู้ช่วย) is arriving at the school. Miss Boot has high expectations but Kru Seua reminds her that all teachers have same level, same room, same toilets as it is countryside school (โรงเรียนบ้านนอก). So all teachers have to follow the rules, show good behavior including appropriate clothing and proper speech! Kru Seua chases pupils up to the waterfall as they try to escape his mathematics lesson. Pupils are punished using the old way, i.e. beaten severely with a stick. Teacher Boot tries to intervene and to oppose but to no avail. Kru Seua is respected by the villagers but Boot believes his teaching methods are outdated (โบราณ) and promises herself to win over him. Some children behave badly, steal other people belongings or play betting games (ทำดียาก - ทำชั่วง่าย). There is even a small mafia (นักเลงแทนนักเรียน). Kru Seua encourages pupils to share food as some of them do not have enough to eat. A mother has her son Pleun, being a former convict, released from prison after three years. His wife has gone and his son is sick. He needs money. Chinese businessman’s grandson comes to study at Kru Seua’s school but he has a bad behavior believing he can do anything as his grandfather funds the school. Kru Seua refuses his entry as all children shall be the same in school (short hair, same uniform). The Chinese businessman argues his donations give him any right but then where is the virtue (บุญ) of doing donation if there is a hidden compensation? The child brings itching powder in the classroom. Finally unable to accept more, Kru Seua cuts himself the boy’s hair very short (หน้าที่ของครู). The grandfather goes to police to fill a complain. Kru Seua refuses to bend to bad influence. Meanwhile the kid is kidnapped by Pleun. Kru Seua knows the kidnapper Pleun who is a former student in the school. Kru Seua is an easy man, eating simple food from villagers by using hands. A romance starts between Kru Seua and Boot. Boot tries to convince Kru Seua not to dismiss following the pressure he received from the Police and the Thai Chinese businessman. They finally find Pleun at old Prasat Muang Singh Khmer temple. Kru Seua convinces him to release the child and to surrender to the police. The former convict has always seen Kru Seua as his third parents (พ่อแม่ที่สาม). Kru Seua has decided to quit his job. Despite excuses from the Thai Chinese businessman and his son, despite cries from the children and Boot, Kru Seua seems inflexible. Will he change his mind? Many Thai movies produced in years 1978 to 1984 were related to teachers such as ครูชายแดน, ครูบ้านนอก, ครูสมศรี, ครูจันทร์แรม, ครูปิยะ. Teachers are always supposed to be a reference and show perfect behavior to Thai pupils.

น้ำพุ
น้ำพุ

Year: 1984

Thai title: น้ำพุ
English title: The story of Nampoo

Rating: 4/5
Director: Euthana Mukdasanit

Main actor: Amphol Lumpoon,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress:

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It deals about a young man entering the drug realm and his lapse until death. It is a real-life story of a teenage heroin addict, who is neglected by his middle-class parents. The former rocker turned screen star Ampol Lumpoon received Best Actor Awards for this movie. In 1984, Ampol Lumpoon snatched Best Actor award at The First Southeast Asian Film Festival for his role as a drug-addicted teenager. He eventually made his name known in 1984 with Namphoo, which broke the blockbuster record held by the classic Phlae Kao and made Bt17 million at the box office. It was to be his most successful movie. This movie was praised by critics, academics and intellectuals.

วัยระเริง
วัยระเริง

Year: 1984

Thai title: วัยระเริง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Piak Poster

Main actor: Amphol Lumpoon
Main actress: Sulaleewan Suwanthat

Students in class 650 are teenagers. They spend time to make jokes. Their new teacher (อาจารย์) Sri Nuan doesn't understand them and only blame them. So they often flee school and spend time in Siam Square. Teachers have difficulties to educate this class. Teenager Phong uses money from his school fees to buy music instrument and doesn't wish to pursue business studies to replace one day his father as the head of recording studio company. He doesn't go to school anymore. His father is upset. Phong stops going back home and spends time playing music. His grandmother, Pradit, who is also a teacher, blames his father for not giving enough time for his son. She knows the difficulties to teach teenagers. She asks Phong and his friends to stay and play music in her backyard so that she knows where they are. She asks Phong to create a song regarding Europe countries location with a modern rock music. It is an immediate success with the teenagers. They learn and have fun at same time. The grandmother is smart. She knows that teenagers need to study what they like in order to get better results. During a school outing, one of the children of class 650 saves another teen from drowning. The teacher Sri Nuan must acknowledge her mistake and that those kids have also a positive added value to Thai society. During the year end exams, the children of class 650 have very good results thanks to the songs of teacher Pradit. The songs start to be well known but Thai kids cannot buy them. Record producers including Phong's father are queueing for a contract but the group manager is the grandmother so she knows how to defend the kids rights and interests again the business vultures. Finally the father accepts to sign a contract to avoid a competitor to get the deal. They become stars now. Finally they come back to the school year end spectacle to perform. To the puzzlement of all, they perform traditional Thai music. Elders shall respect youth aspirations but youth shall also respect elders achievements as both of them have values. It is Amphol Lumpoon's first role.

ถามหาความรัก
ถามหาความรัก

Year: 1984

Thai title: ถามหาความรัก
English title: Ask for love

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak

Movie “ถามหาความรัก” relates to the difficult teen period. Axsara, young lady, decides to change her clothing style and she is not accepted in school anymore as an uniform is requested. Teens have feelings that adults don't understand and don't listen to them. Axsara's father has no time for her and her new stepmother doesn't like her. Axsara meets poor teens stealing to make a living. Dao, another young female student, is close friend with Axsara. Dao hears a conversation saying she is not the real child of her parents and about an aunt asking her mother to beware about heritage. She feels hurt and sad. Axsara makes Dao to change a lot, i.e. go to disco, wear daring clothes and challenge her parents. Axsara's father gives her room away to his new wife's family. Disappointed by this decision, Axsara decides to quit the home and invites Dao to join her. Dao's parents give 50 000 baht reward to who will bring their daughter back. Sat, an ugly pushing detective, proposes help to Dao's parents for 100 000 baht and expenses. Axsara and Dao take refuge in poor teens' home selling and repairing second hand products. Dao wishes to meet her real mum. As the police captures most of the pickpockets gang, they flee to Chiang Mai to find Dao's mother. Sat is following them closely. Axsara’s father recognizes his mistakes and to have given only love (ความรัก) and no warmth (ความอบอุ่น). Axsara and Dao need to find a job to survive in Chiang Mai. Axsara cannot stand this situation anymore as it hurts her mindset (จิตใจ) and body (ร่างกาย). She wants to go back to Bangkok. Finally Dao is the strongest one not bending in front of adversity. Dao finally finds her mother who is a mamasan in a brothel. The pure love (ความรักบริสุทธิ์) she was dreaming of is ironic. Dao's real mother rejects her as Dao's birth is an accident with a short time customer and she is not a wanted child. She is just a shit she rejected at birth. Finally Dao understands who really loves her so she wants to go back to Bangkok to stay with her adoptive parents. For Sat, people are money only as he has no feelings. Finally Sat brings her back but he refuses any money from Dao's parents as Dao was the one to decide to go home. Sat starts to understand feelings now. Famous Thai group Carabao’s songs and music are used in this movie soundtrack as this band symbolizes rebellion against establishment. This teen movie gives a lot of interesting messages about parents education.

หอสาว
หอสาว

Year: 1984

Thai title: หอสาว
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Pipop Pupinyo,Doo Dook Kradon,Thuam Thoranong,Note Chernyim
Main actress: Chosri Misommon

Thai movie หอสาว was released in year 1984. The VCD lasts 1h13mn only so this version is cut or censored. All sexy scenes are removed. Choosri (Chosri Misommon) and Chat (Thuam Thoranong) are the dorm owners. Chat dislikes a young man called Sing (Note Chernyim), who visits often the young ladies in the dorm. The female dorm (หอสาว) has harsh rules to follow. Young lady Plaew needs to find fast money as she needs to support her poor parents. Doo (Doo Dook Kradon), one of the dorm guardian, is stealing bras (โรคจิต) inside the dormitory. Bantoop (Pipop Pupinyo), another dorm guardian, is forbidden by his wife to go upstairs in the dorm as she doesn’t trust him. Plaew meets a movie director, who promises to make her as a star but he is just a liar. Another dorm lady proposes her to become a model (นางแบบ) first. The men are using periscope to spy ladies in their rooms (บุญตาของเรา). Plaew becomes close friend and even lover with another lady. As Plaew is alone, Choosri's son becomes close to Plaew as she feels lonely. When the lady finds that Plaew is now having a boyfriend, arguments occur (ไม่ธรรมชาติ). A new tenant called Jarunee arrives. It is a katoey so she is fired from the dorm. Two other ladies find one sponsor to pay for their rent. Chat is getting favors from one tenant as she is used to drugs (ขอยาเธอ). It ends up badly as she dies from overdose. Sing is arrested by the Thai Police as he was the one selling drugs to the ladies in the dorm. Despite being an average film, the movie highlights some challenges faced by Thai society in decade 1980s (drugs, upcountry women coming to Bangkok, homosexuality, mistress, prostitution...). Choosri decides to stop doing dorm business (ฉันไม่ทำแล้ว) as there are only problems to manage. New actresses include คนึงนิจ นฤมล and แข ลดา. The movie’s selling argument highlighted on the poster is about 10 young daring ladies (10 สาวดาว).

หนุ่มใกล้หอ
หนุ่มใกล้หอ

Year: 1984

Thai title: หนุ่มใกล้หอ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Lor Tok,Pipop Pupinyo,Thep Thienchai,Doo Dook Kradon,Rong Kaomulkadee,Thuam Thoranong,Note Chernyim,Pao Porapak
Main actress: Chosri Misommon

Thai movie หนุ่มใกล้หอ was released in year 1984 and it lasts 1h39mn. It is a light sexy comedy and it reminds of the Italian 1970s comedies. The dorm owner (หอสาวแม่) forbids her girls to approach men (สตรีที่ดี). She raises some orphan girls (เลี้ยงเป็นลูก). Pipop Pupinyo is used as a bodyguard to prevent intruders in the dorm. Doctor Lor Tok opens a dorm for men (หอชาย) on the opposite side! Among Lor Tok’s disciples, there are veteran actors Doo Dook Kradon, Rong Kaomulkadee, Thuam Thoranong, Note Chernyim. The mother forces Pipop and another guard to take medicine to moderate their ardor (ไม่ไว้ใจ, อารมณ์เพศ). The young men take their revenge by giving to the mother a laxative so that they can be alone with the girls. On the following night, they even cut the water to force the girls to bathe in the swimming pool. Lor Tok tries to provide special medicine (ยาพลังเพศ) to convince Pipop to join them. The mother complains all men are dirty (ลามก). As a new male joins the dorm, the guys change their tactics and use the new handsome guy (รูปหล่อ) to seduce the mother (สุภาพ, แข็งแรง). He succeeds to be invited by the mother as an additional guard when the young ladies sunbathe (สาวอาบแดด). Basically the mother is doing the opposite she was teaching to her girls. They protest against their mother (อย่าทำผิดอีกเลย)! Lor Tok insults her as a mix of madonna (แม่พระ) and witch (แม่มด). Thep Thienchai, as a toilets cleaner, is also involved. Lor Tok is arrested by the police following complaints of Chosri Misommon. Finally the young men fall in love with the ladies. Lor Tok is released from prison and is back with two disciples (ลูกศิษย์) including Pao Porapak. As the two thugs plan to kidnap some girls, the young men intervene to catch them. The ladies dorm’s owner decides to remove the fence between the male and female dorms as she recognizes that women cannot live without men. Lor Tok is finally arrested again for selling porn videos. The movie ends up with sexy sequences showing what Lor Tok has secretly filmed. Those sequences present in the 35mm film have been removed from the VCD released by Happy Time. Note Chernyim only plays in a few sequences. There was disagreement on his salary for this movie so he was replaced by Doo Dook Kradon.

ถนนนี้ของบัวไร
ถนนนี้ของบัวไร

Year: 1984

Thai title: ถนนนี้ของบัวไร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

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Thai movie ถนนนี้ของบัวไร was released in year 1984 and it lasts 1h34mn. This movie didn’t pass the censorship. Hot scenes are cut but the remaining part is a social drama about prostitution. Tuk Tuk driver Kamsai goes home late. He is living with his mum, his wife Bua Rai, his wife's younger sister (เด็กวัยรุ่น) and their young daughter. Everybody is asking money to Kamsai and Bua Rai, i.e. the younger sister (flirting with Bob instead of studying) and the mother (playing cards - เล่นไพ่ - and losing a lot). Bua Rai is hairdresser. One of her customers, Phi Songsree, told her to contact her in case she needs money... The younger sister and Bob indulge in sex and drug. Bob is always complaining about his mother in law, who holds all his money following his father's death. Kamsai's mother is so indebted that she has to use house property title (ใบซื้อขายบ้าน) of her son and loses it. Meanwhile Kamsai is aggressed by three ruffians, who steal his money. He ends up at hospital. He is now handicapped and there is a 10 000 baht hospital fee to pay. Bua Rai cannot use Chanot Baan as the mother lost it. She has no choice but to go to see Phi Songsree to get 10 000 baht. Bua Rai has to prostitute herself to pay back the debt and earns money to sustain the family. The mother and younger sister are fully aware and take profit of it. Kamsai finally exits from hospital. Kamsai would rather stay half paralyzed rather that Bua Rai sells her body (ขายตัว). Coming late, Bua Rai still gets sarcasm from the mother as she just lost playing cards. Kamsai cannot stand to be unable to perform his husband duty. Bua Rai lies to Kamsai about her real job. He gets concerns when she has to go to Pattaya. Kamsai tries hard to recover. He is proud of his wife (เมียดีๆ). Bua Rai finds her sister injecting drugs to herself. Kamsai can now walk and finds that Bua Rai is not working as hairdresser anymore. Meanwhile Bua Rai's younger sister also resolves to prostitution to be able to buy drug (ยา) for her and Bob. Bua Rai discovers her sister also prostitutes herself (บัดซบ). The younger sister rejects her elder sister. Kamsai also understands that his wife is a prostitute (อิกะหรี่) and beats her. Everybody forgets she is doing this for the family. The family is about to explode (เราด้องการเงิน, ใจง่าย). The younger sister and Bob enter prostitution and steal bags. Kamsai indulges in alcohol. Rejected by Kamsai, forbidden to see her daughter, Bua Rai leaves the house and explains in a note that she has no choice as his mother sold the house. She ends up at hospital, where her younger sister just died following a shooting. She decides to get suicide. Hopefully Kamsai and the daughter arrive on time to save her and promise to build a new life (ชีวิตใหม่).

นิจ
นิจ

Year: 1983

Thai title: นิจ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Joomjim Khemlek,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Lalana Sulawan,Sarinthip Siriwan,Marasri Bangchang

Two young people are married following their parents agreement but the man doesn't love his wife and still continue to visit his mistress. Despite all her attemps, the young lady cannot succeed to get love from her husband and left. His husband finally understands that her mistress has an awful mind and try to get her wife's love back. Is it too late?

แม่หัวลำโพง
แม่หัวลำโพง

Year: 1983

Thai title: แม่หัวลำโพง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lor Tok,Nard Poowanai
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Wiyada Umarin,Mayura Thanabutr

Aissa is a girl coming from a poor family in a slum. She acts and fights like a boy. Her best friend is a boy called Tom. while still being young children, they are separated as Tom's parents are moving away but they promise each other to be united again. Once becoming an adult, Aissa has to face mafia people in the slum where she is living. Matter turn worse when her sister is kidnapped by the mafia. She then tries to fight them in her own way. Tom, now being a policeman, also fights against the local mafia. They help each other ignoring their real identity.

เพื่อน-แพง
เพื่อน-แพง

Year: 1983

Thai title: เพื่อน-แพง
English title: PUEN-PAENG

Rating: 5/5
Director: Cherd Songsri

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Piya Trakulrard
Main actress: Chanutporn Wisitsopon

During childhood, young boy Lor (ลอ) is educated in a house where the father has two daughters already, i.e. Pheuan and Phaeng. Lor is always helping and supporting the youngest girl Phaeng (กวนตั้งแต่เป็นเด็ก). Phaeng (แพง) is always crying when Lok and Pheuan (เพื่อน) start playing games without her. Lor considers her as a younger sister. All the three friends are now adults. The movie features a nice representation of Thailand countryside life, i.e. rice harvest as a community with songs to encourage themselves and to make the work more fun, catch fishes in traditional way with a ingenious fish net, get lotus from pond, traditional way of doing rice fields with buffalo cart. Phaeng always tries to ruin Lor's courtship with Pheuan. Both start to be upset with Phaeng. Ien, another villager, tries to seduce Phaeng during the temple fair (หนังใหญ่). Lor is a perfect bachelor as he does not drink, does not play cards and is working hard. He is fianced with Pheuan and his wedding shall happen soon. Ieng asks Phaeng for wedding through his father but Phaeng refuses categorically as she doesn't love him. Finally Lor finally smiles regarding Phaeng's stubbornness. Jealousy starts between the two women especially as Lor is fiance with Pheuan. Phaeng tries to conquer Lor back by doing dishes he likes. He eats all the sticky rice not because it is delicious but because she made efforts to do it. Lok is surprised to know through Pheuan that Phaeng also loves him as he always considered her as a younger sister (น้อง). Lor promises in front of Buddha amulet to love Pheuan. If he fails the promise, he shall die! Lor cannot talk to Phaeng anymore following promise to Pheuan. Phaeng disappears and Lor misses her. Lor falls severely sick as he catches malaria. The doctor's assistant, Boontim, is a former love of Pheuan. The doctor's assistant offers gifts to Pheuan. Her heart starts to tangle. The assistant makes Pheuan discover the modern life (cosmetics, tennis, dance, car). Boontim asks Pheuan in marriage. Phaeng challenges Pheuan regarding her love towards Lor. Pheuan and Boontim represent the urban Thailand. Phaeng and Lor represent the rural Thailand. Boonpheng is a liar and a butterfly. Pheuan goes back to Lor (ปลาตัวเล็ก) and get all credits when Lok recovers from malaria. It makes Phaeng sad. Lor discovers a letter where Phaeng's friend writes the whole story about Pheuan's bad behavior behind Lor's back. Lor knows Phaeng's real value. They finally spent a night together despite Lor being married to Pheuan. Phaeng is now pregnant and refuses to say who is the father despite being severely beaten by her father. Lor decides to flee with her. Pheuan is aware of this and intentionally forgets to tell Phaeng that a ladder level is broken. During early morning Phaeng falls and finally dies due to internal bleeding while trying to find Lor. Disgusted by Pheuan's behavior, Lok finally chooses to go back with Phaeng, the only woman who loved him more than her own life, and drowns himself. The movie got many awards in 1983 (best actress, best director...). Cherd Songsri is famous for such Thai period films showing the power of love. This movie highlights feelings such as love, belief, promise, faithfulness. Cherd Songsri previously also directed the movie "The Scar" (แผลเก่า). 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.

มายาพิศวาส
มายาพิศวาส

Year: 1983

Thai title: มายาพิศวาส
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Chana Kraprayoon

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan,Suchao Pongwilai,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Pissamai Wilaisak,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Nipaporn Nongnuch

Dokbua (ดอกบัว), a young lady, is hurt by Chala's car. She is a poor girl coming from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in order to work but she was told a falsehood regarding the job nature. As she has nowhere to go, she can finally stay as a maid as Chala gets pity on her harsh life. Chala's HiSo family includes various members. Pen is a middle age woman. She is the new wife of Chon, who is paralyzed. Chita is Chon's sister. She never got married. Chon has three children, Chala, Chet and Lek. There is always a bad and oppresive ambiance in the family. Chala only spends money but does not earn anything. In fact Chala gives the money to a poor family. Chet and Pen are lovers. All men in the house fight over Dokbua. Pen wants to use Dokbua to take care about her paralyzed husband ardors so that she can have more free time with Chet. Dokbua played the stupid girl but she is in fact very intelligent. Only Chala knows Dokbua has entered the house with a specific idea. What is her goal and her hidden secret? This HiSo house is same as hell (นรก). People are doing bad deeds (มีบาป). Ten years ago, Chon, the father always partied in the house and brought girls. It only stopped when the father became paralyzed. Lek, the youngest daughter, has a boyfriend called Tat. Tat also tries to seduce Dokbua. Pen has a new plan and introduces Dokbua to a rich man called Tawat. Pen gets money in exchange of providing young girls to rich men. There are arguments between Tawat and Chon. Dokbua prefers to stay with Chon. Tawat takes over Chon's company as he looses face regarding Dokbua. It causes a heart attack to Chon. Dokbua talks to Chon privately on his hospital bed while he is dying. Chon is afraid about hell (กลัวนรก) due to his previous bad deeds. Before dying he updates his testament and gives nothing for his children. Everything goes for Dokbua. Chita relates Chon's story to Chala. Chon was behaving like a ruffian when he was young. After having a second kid the father starts to misbehave again with girls so the mother called Lamyong hanged up herself. Dusit was a former business associate of Chon but they had arguments. Chita and Dusit were in a love story and Chon made it broken up. Dusit later has another wife but Chon never forgave to Dusit and Dusit was shot in the back. Dokbua is Dusit's daughter. Dusit is still alive but is paralyzed. Tat still tries to seduce Dokbua as Lek is now a poor girl. Chet also tries to be nice. This hypocrisy causes Tat and Lek to break up. Pen and Chet also break up. Pen cannot stand it. Pen shots Chet and becomes crazy. Lek behaves as a bad girl. The whole family ends up in a turmoil even if Dokbua didn't intend to be such a mess. Finally Dokbua and Chala declares their love for each other. Dokbua gives all heritage to Chita. This movie highlight the high society hypocrisy. Chana Kraprayoon is famous for directing drama / romance movies and Thai TV series. This movie was adapted in a Thai TV serie in 2007. Jarunee Sooksawad got an award for her Best Actress performance in this movie.

หลงเสียงนาง
หลงเสียงนาง

Year: 1983

Thai title: หลงเสียงนาง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Rangsee Thatsanaphayak

Main actor: Sawin Sawangrat,Somkuan Krajangsat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Nirut Sirijanya,Chokchai ChokAnan
Main actress: Monrudee Yamaphai,Thitima Sangkapitak

The musical movie “หลงเสียงนาง” is now very difficult to find in Thailand. It is easier to find a Cambodian copy (VHS tape only) than the Thai original version. In the Cambodian version, some songs are still in Thai language and not Khmer language! Many songs are featured including the hit “Long Sieng Nang” (หลงเสียงนาง). The movie scenario is quite similar to "Mon Rak Luuk Thung" (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง), i.e. a romantic musical comedy. The movie director is Rangsee Thatsanaphayak (รังสี ทัศนพยัคฆ์). He directed around 100 movies! This movie features four veteran actors (Sawin Sawangrat, Somkuan Krajangsat, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Nirut Sirijanya as Yot) and two veteran actresses, i.e. Monrudee Yamaphai as Chalita (ชลิตา) and Thitima Sangkapitak as Chontima (ชลธิมา). The main actor is seldom seen in Thai movies, i.e. Chokchai ChokAnan (โชคชัย โชคอนันต์) as he played in two movies only. Chokchai ChokAnan is a Thai country music singer, who became famous thanks to the song “หลงเสียงนาง”. This song was even adapted in Khmer language (ลา..ลา..ลา.....). Chokchai ChokAnan is half Thai and half Indian. He is playing character Nat. A car from Bangkok is arriving with two young ladies in the village. Yot and Nat, two close friends, tease the two Bangkokian ladies with their motorbike. Finally the two couples tease each other. The Bangkok ladies wish to discover rural life and try to drive a tractor. Nat tries to seduce Chalita through love songs but she is reluctanct. Finally love emerges but the father forbids the young ladies to see the boys. They have to use tricks to see each other. Chalita is finally fianced by her father to an older Chinese Bangkokian businessman. Nat is upset but Chalita was forced. Nat sends a little boy to sing a song telling his disappointment. Chalita has to talk to him through songs (รักคุณคนเดียว). Finally the Bangkokian businessman cannot be trust as he steals money from Chalita's father. Thanks to Nat and Yot, through a final gunfight battle, the businessman and his ruffians are defeated. The father now recognizes the young men’s value and accept their love with his daughters.

สงครามเพลง
สงครามเพลง

Year: 1983

Thai title: สงครามเพลง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Rith Luecha,Manop Aussawathep,Settha Sirachaya,Somchai Samipak,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
Main actress: Pumpuang Duangchan,Naowarat Yooktanun,Thitima Sangkapitak

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Kata (Krung Srivilai) / Leuachai (Rith Luecha) and Manop Aussawathep always have music orchestra (วงดนตรี) competition (สงครามเพลง). Manop's group thinks it has won by using Settha Sirachaya as singer but the group led by Kata uses singer Pumpuang Duangchan. It degenerates and brawl fighting happens between the two groups. Everybody ends up in jail. Police inspector (Somchai Samipak) summon the two orchestra leaders by telling them that music orchestra (วงการเพลง) is an art (วงการศิลาปิน) and should not end up in fighting. Apika (Naowarat Yooktanun) pays the bailing fee (ค่าปรับ). Kata wishes to have the most famous orchestra with Pumpuang as superstar. Manop’s group needs to find a new singer able to compete with Pumpuang. They decide to hire heartthrob singer Yotrak salakchai. Many Luk Thung (ลูกทุ่ง) songs are featured in this movie. Sayan Chantaraviboon is featured as the owner of a recording studio. Kampi is younger brother of Kata. Kampi loves secretly a lady called Tosaen (Thitima Sangkapitak). Kampi writes love songs towards Tosaen and those songs are used by Manop’s orchestra. Apika, daughter of Manop, discovers that songs are written by Kampi and refuses to buy them anymore believing it is a trick of Kata again. Tosaen becomes lover with Kata. A romance starts between Yotrak and Pumpuang, between Apika and Kampi. It causes concerns to both Kata and Manop (น้องชายของศัตรู). Pumpuang flees so Yotrak leaves the orchestra to find her. Pumpuang is indebted to Kata but she chooses freedom and love towards being a singer. Kata and Manop decide to launch strong fighting (สงครามเพลง / สงครามเลือด) against each other. Amid a battle between the two groups, Pumpuang convinces them for a truce. Tosaen tries to get back Kampi. Leuachai is not ready for truce. Apika quits Kampi as Tosaen left on purpose a bra in his car. During a concert, Leuachai tries to shoot Kata and Manop but finally gets punched by Kampi and then slot by Police. It is the end of violence in music orchestra contest. Tosaen tells the truth to Apika so she can be reunited with Kampi.

นางสิงห์แก้มแดง
นางสิงห์แก้มแดง

Year: 1983

Thai title: นางสิงห์แก้มแดง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Lak Apichat,Piya Trakulrard
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit

Witaya (Sorapong Chatree) is responsible of the security inside Pa's company. Pa has two daughters, Plaew and Fai. They rob their father's money from a safe and donate (บริจาค) 500 000 baht to a blind pupil school. The two sisters give the money under the father's name (กุศล)! While robbing money, they do wear mask with red cheeks (แก้มแดง). They sign their crime with a name card displaying a lioness logo (นางสิงห์). The father is rich and selfish. He never gives any money to charitable organizations but is very generous with his minor wife (เมียน้อย), Toi. Thep, Toi's brother, is part of the company administration council. Plae is also accepted in the company council. The two sisters steal clothes and personal effects from Vitaya to offer them to a poor school (คนยากคนจร). Another time they steal his BMW car. The two sisters continue to harass him but understand that he is a good man. Meanwhile Thep needs more money as he is gambling a lot. Toi has another boyfriend. As Toi cannot always ask money to Pa, Thep decides to steal money from the company safe and uses the lioness logo to accuse them. As the money is not given to a charitable organization, police and Witaya are puzzled regarding the robbers. The two sisters, as the mysterious lionesses, also make a statement about their innocence. A new exhibition showing old artifacts is organized. Thep and Witaya are responsible of the security. Honor of the company (เสียชื่อ) is engaged so a new robbery cannot happen. Thanks to video surveillance, Thep knows who is hiding behind the lionesses' masks and plans to accuse them about the old artifacts successful robbery. Plaew and her sister are aware of the plan thanks to a hidden microphone. They succeed to get back the artifacts but Thep knows and threatens to announce their real identity to the press. He asks for salacious favor to Plaew, who calls his wife Wilai to join them in order to be safe. Thep wants to marry Plaew and becomes the son-in-law (ลูกเขย). Wilai heards his plans and shares the information with Plaew. Thep is finally caught by the police while trying to rob things (ปล้นสินค้า). Hopefully the video tape has been replaced by Wilai (ทำดีได้ดีทำชั่วได้ชั่ว) so Thep cannot prove his accusations over Plaew and his sister. Pa dumps his minor wife. Witaya knows the lionesses' real identity but keeps the secret as love emerges with Plaew.

เห่าดง
เห่าดง

Year: 1983

Thai title: เห่าดง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Pipop Pupinyo,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Kowit Wattanakul,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Aranya Namwong,Piathip Kumwong,Mayura Thanabutr

Pleng (เพลิง) and Kam have arguments. Kam complains Pleng is not sincere. Pleng has to choose between being a ruffian (นักเลง, การพนัน) versus being an honest military officer (ยุติธรรม). They break up. The military head, Prachom, promises to help Pleng but this latter refuses due to his strong character (กระดูกแข็ง). Pleng has arguments with a debtor, who insults his mother. He stabs him, flees and quits army. Finally Pleng becomes a ruffian (เสียคน). Pleng is accepted in ruffian team by leader Prayak. Prayak and Chinta (จินดา) have a child called Bayan. Bayan is in fact a child being kidnapped. Prayak and Chinta need to flee the police and go overseas. Pleng promises to take care of Bayan. Many years have passed. Bayan has now grown up and is renamed Prao (พราว). She has learnt fighting skills (การต่อสู้). While doing shopping, a young policeman called Wut (วุฒิ) contacts Prao as Prissana but it is a mistake. But in fact Prao and Prissana are twins (ลูกแฝด)! They were separated 15 years ago following a robbery by Prayak in Prachom’s home. Hao Dong is a mysterious judiciary punishing ruffians and warning police in advance (ผู้หวังดี). Behind it is Pleng, who always felt guilty to have quit the army. During last affair, Pleng gets shot and killed while helping Wut. Prao replaces Pleng as judiciary. She revenges Pleng by putting a bomb in ruffian leader's car. Wut pretends to be Niwat, insurance representative, in order to investigate close to the daughter, Saisree (ไซซี), regarding her father death. Wut suspects Prao to be Hao Dong but proofs are not enough (ตำรวจมีหัวใจเหมือนกัน!). Chita and Phayak come back from overseas to support Prao. Prao still wants to catch the real leader of the mysterious society (วงการ). Saisree is now the head of Chinese style secret society. Saisree asks Wut to lie to Prao and makes her come thanks to a trick. He refuses. Due to Saisree's love towards Wut, the ruffians shot each other. Wut succeeds to escape but Prissana is kidnapped and shall be exchanged with Prao. Wut, the police and Prao storm the ruffians headquarters. Prao is reunited with her parents. A double wedding Prissana / Chao and Prao / Wut can happen. As usual on Thai television programs, bad things are blurred such as smoking a cigarette, alcohol bottle or putting a gun on temple. A first version of movie “เห่าดง” was released in 1958 with leading actress Amara Asavananda. The 1983 version is leading actress Suriwan Suriyong’s first movie. The movie song is "♪จะไปดูหนังไทย บ๊ะ ต้องเห่าดง ดาวดัง สรพงษ์ ผิวคล้ำ นำแสดง สุรีย์วัล สุริยง มาประชันขันแข่ง อรัญญา ก็มา ร่วมกันในเห่าดง♪".

มรกตดำ
มรกตดำ

Year: 1983

Thai title: มรกตดำ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chaiya Suriyun,Rith Luecha,Krung Srivilai,Kecha Plianvithee,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Nipaporn Nongnuch,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Linda Khatancharoen

Fighting is happening in a village. All villagers are killed by mercenaries led by Rith (Rith Luecha). Fighters, riding horses and wearing black clothes, led by Maneerak (Jarunee Sooksawad) are chasing them away. Maneerak has a mixed of Ninja and cowboy skills. Two groups are fighting for this area control as it contains precious gems. One group includes Maekin (Krung Srivilai), Kecha (Kecha Plianvithee), Maneewong (Nipaporn Nongnuch) and Maneerak. The opposite group includes Rith, Lak (Lak Apichat) and Runfa (Linda Khatancharoen). Maneerak, Maneewong and Runfa are three sisters. Their father died before. Rith's ruffians are looking over workers digging for gems. Yutta (Sorapong Chatree) finds a big black emerald (มรกตดำ) and flees away but is chased by the guards. The black stone (ก้อนหิน) is a sacred item. It helps to get rid of the guards and a blind monk appears to Yutta to encourage him to take good care of the stone. A mysterious man called Chaiya (Chaiya Suriyun) keeps surveying the two groups. Yutta is involved despite him in the fightings between the two groups as he helped Maneewong and then sold some gems. Yutta loves Runfa but she cannot be trusted as she steals the black stone while he is sleeping. This time, Yutta helps Maneerak, younger sister of Maneewong. The black stone belongs to Tibet and Runfa tries to sell it. Maneerak is able to get the black stone as Rufa's domestic helper stole it. Maneewong wishes to get the full heritage of her father. Maneerak visits her mum (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng) in a Buddhist retreat on a hill. Yutta follows her but Maneewong and her lover Maekin are just behind. Duel happens between Yutta and Maekin. Everybody is now looking for the black stone. Maekin kills Rith during the fighting between the two groups. Yutta gets rid of Lak. Finally both Yutta and Maekin are discovered to be undercover police officers (ผู้กอง). Chaiya(Chaiya Suriyun) is an undercover military officer. Chaiya and the mother make everybody realize greed. Understanding is back in the family and Yutta will bring back the black stone to Tibet with Maneerak. This 1h37mn movie is part of Thai Tom Yam western style. The Thai movie poster mentioned that nine Thai stars, having received Thai cinema awards before, are featured in this movie.

สาวภูเขา
สาวภูเขา

Year: 1983

Thai title: สาวภูเขา
English title: Elephant Wife

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin

The Thai movie สาวภูเขา / 象妻 - "Elephant Wife" is in Mandarin language and lasts 1h28mn. 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 in Hong Kong under VCD format. A baby girl is abandoned a house. Sukon Koewliam raises the little girl and names her Amena. The little girl is very close to an elephant called Sida. A few years later, they have issues with a local shaman, who burns their house at nighttime. Sukon Koewliam dies in the fire. Years have passed. The little girl is now a beautiful young lady. She meets Sorapong Chatree, who is injured. Love emerges between Sorapong and Amena. Sorapong has to go back to his hill tribe village. There he rejects his wedding with Wiyada Umarin causing the village chief's ire. Sorapong succeeds to flee and meets Amena again. The local shaman and his daughter chase him. They cannot capture him but catches Amena. The shaman’s daughter forces Amena to eat special poisonous worms. Amena becomes crazy and her skin is cracked. It is identified that Amena is probably the lost daughter of the village chief. As she is now crazy, the shaman and his daughter wish to execute Amena. Sorapong brings elephants in the village including Sida to release Amena. The chief leader whips himself Amena ignoring she is his daughter. Sorapong protects her and tells the leader that Amena is his lost daughter. Amina is cured but Wiyada tries to poison her again. She is finally the one to ingurgitate the poisonous worms! The bad shaman is stamped by elephants. Sorapong and Amena can now have happiness together.

แก้วขนเหล็ก
แก้วขนเหล็ก

Year: 1983

Thai title: แก้วขนเหล็ก
English title: The Dracula

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Somphob Benjatikul,Rith Luecha,Somchai Samipak
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Mayura Thanabutr,Pornpan Ketmamatsu

Thai movie แก้วขนเหล็ก / The Dracula was released in year 1983 and lasts 1h22mn. It features some background music by Jean-Michel Jarre and also from James Bond movies. Movie director is สุริยน ดวงทองดี. Wat (Toon Hiransap), Dom (Somphob Benjatikul) and Nin (Apiradee Pawaputanon) are discussing. Dom just gets a heritage (มรดก). It is an old haunted abandoned house. He decides to stay there and so starts restoring it (ตกแต่งห้อง). Rose (Mayura Thanabutr), his fiancee (คู่หมั้น), finds that he changed a lot. An old uncle tells the story of the house. Sir Maekin (ท่าน เมฆินทร์) (Rith Luecha), previous prince (ลูกเจ้าพระยา), wished to marry a young lady (played by Apiradee) but the father refused as the lady was already promised to somebody else. So Maekin kidnapped the lady. His father (Somchai Samipak) imprisoned him for a few days until the wedding was over but Maekin disappeared. Legend said that he become a ghost. Toon helps an old uncle aggressed by two ruffians. He gives him a ring supposed to push back ghosts. One night, Dom is possessed by vampire Maekin. Rose's birthday will happen soon. Dom places a transparent coffin in the house's underground (ห้องใต้ดิน). Dom becomes normal while holding a Buddha amulet, which burns his hand. Maekin possesses him again. Wat uses Tibetan prayers to neutralize the vampire (ผีดิบ). The vampire possesses Wat's young brother (ปรัชญา) in order to shoot Wat. Under Maekin’s influence, Dom kidnaps Nin. Wat has no choice but to affront the vampire and use the special ring… A first version was released in year 1971 with Petchara Chaowarat and a later one in year 2003.

ปีศาจมันสมอง
ปีศาจมันสมอง

Year: 1983

Thai title: ปีศาจมันสมอง
English title: The Black Magic with Buddha

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Lo Lieh,Boo Wibunnan,Pumi Patanayut
Main actress: Candice Yu,Sinjai Hongthai

Thai HK movie ปีศาจมันสมอง / 腦魔 / The Black Magic with Buddha was released in year 1983. It lasts 1h32mn. The movie is lost in Thailand but was recovered from HK. The remaining version has Chinese and English subtitles but has been dubbed also in Thai. Ben went to Indonesia to recover some sacred item. It is a mummy brain. He shall worship it, asks for a single wish and then destroys it thanks to holy water. If he is greedy, it will backfire on him. He is now back to Bangkok. He wishes to marry Annie (Candice Yu) but Annie's brother Kit (ภูมิ พัฒนายุทธ) refuses until Ben has 1M USD in bank. Boo Wibunnan is Annie’s father. Ben asks a wish to the sacred brain. He asks money to his sister. As she refuses, he curses her. Later on, the evil spirit kills her. He then inherits 1M USD and can marry Annie. He worships again the brain to have a happy wedding. Strange accidents happen around his home, animals without brain are found dead. Ben asks for 2M USD from his father-in-law for a risky gold investment but Kit refuses. Kit finally dies as Ben asks the spirit to help him. Annie breaks accidentally the holy water bottle while cleaning Ben's room. Mary, Kit's wife (Sinjai Hongthai), and the father come to stay with Ben and Annie. The spirit starts to be more menacing. Ben buries the brain and puts a big stone on it to avoid it can escape. Annie and Mary decide to put a Brahma shrine in their house to stop the bad luck happening to the family. Annie changes a lot. She becomes vegetarian and refuses contacts with Ben. The spirit also attacks Ben. Ben decides to consult a famous master (อาจารย์) (Lo Lieh) who exorcises him but he cannot remove completely the evil spirit. Ben finally becomes a living evil spirit with his face becoming a brain. The master and Brahma god join their effort to fight and destroy the evil spirit.

นักร้องนักเลง
นักร้องนักเลง

Year: 1983

Thai title: นักร้องนักเลง
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sayan Sanya,Rith Luecha,Tuanton Kammeesri,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress: Pumpuang Duangchan,Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng

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The story script relates the conflicts between a singer and bad tough guys. Many songs are featured during the story. Both main actors are famous Luk Thung (ลูกทุ่ง) or Thai country music singers.

คาดเชือก
คาดเชือก

Year: 1983

Thai title: คาดเชือก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Pipop Pupinyo,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Mayura Thanabutr

After many years spent in jail, a man is coming back to his home town but he is not welcomed. His mother has become addicted to opium. Now being officer, he decides to expel the local drug kingpin from the town. But the local mafia strikes back and tries to get rid of him. Will he succeed? It is the first movie directed by Bandit Ritthakol.

ล่าพยัคฆ์
ล่าพยัคฆ์

Year: 1983

Thai title: ล่าพยัคฆ์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sukon Koewliam,Sombat Methanee,Toon Hiransap,Rith Luecha,Nard Poowanai,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Thitima Sangkapitak

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Cha (Sombat Methanee) and Phayak (Toon Hiransap) are soldiers (รับจ้างชายแดน). While Phayak is away, ruffians raid his house. They kidnap his father and his sister Phayao. His sister is deceived by Khun Amnat, the local mafia leader, as he simulates a fake release. Ruffians shot the father but bullets cannot hurt him (ยิงไม่เข้า) as he is wearing a sacred protective amulet so they hit him very badly. Learning those bad news, Phayak goes back home. Nuan (Naowarat Yooktanun), Phayak's friend is also always harassed by the ruffians (วันนี้ไม่อยากทำบาป). Phayak's father dies. Phayak gets the protective amulet from his father mouth. Meanwhile Cha is left as dead at the border. Following tortures to the head by thugs, he losts his memory and is now always drunk. Phayak decides to revenge his father. It is typical 1980s decade movie when the main actor needs to seek revenge by himself as he cannot rely on Thai police. Khun Amnat uses bad influence and power to control the area (มีอำนาจ). Police believes him. Phayao sends a letter to meet her brother Phayak. Her brother is upset with her as she has a new husband (ผัว) just after their father died. Khun Amnat uses Cha to shoot Phayak but he survives thanks to the sacred amulet (ของดี). Phayak needs to flee as police now tries to catch him. Khun Amnat uses Phayao to convince her brother to surrender (มอบตัว) and uses Cha again to kill him. Phayao complains she has to more shelter (ไม่มีที่พัก). It is a trick to steal his amulet. Nuan's father is killed and she is kidnapped. Phayak needs to face Cha in order to release Nuan. Hopefully Cha recovers his memory on time. Phayao knows now that Khun Amnat is a lier so she takes back the amulet and flees from his home but she is shot by him. As usual bad guys are finally punished. No extra judicial killing this time as Khun Amnat is hand overed to the police. Thai people believe that sacred powerful Buddha amulets from famous Buddhist monks can protect them during fighting. Such amulets were used by Thai soldiers during Vietnam war.

อีสาวบ้านไร่
อีสาวบ้านไร่

Year: 1983

Thai title: อีสาวบ้านไร่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Lak Apichat,Sahat Piempongsan,Rith Luecha,Pipop Pupinyo,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Nipaporn Nongnuch

Thai movie อีสาวบ้านไร่ was released in year 1983. Main actor is Sorapong Chatree and main actress is Piyamas Monayakol. The movie is lost in Thailand but a trailer of three minutes is still available. Other actors include Manop Aussawathep, Lak Apichat, Sahat Piempongsan, Rith Luecha, Nipaporn Nongnuch, Pipop Pupinyo, Chat Mongkolchai. The three minutes trailer show various sequences such as Piyamas Monayakol being a fearful young lady able to use guns and fight also, brawls involving Sorapong Chatree. It looks like Piyamas Monayakol is back to her hometown after studying in Bangkok and have then issues with some local ruffians (Rith, Chat, Pipop, Manop). Thanks to Sorapong and Lak, she fights back against ruffians. A love story is also happening between Sorapong and Piyamas. A first version of movie อีสาวบ้านไร่ with Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong was released in year 1970. The 1970 version features songs but the 1983 is a pure action movie with no songs.

แผ่นดินเหล็ก
แผ่นดินเหล็ก

Year: 1983

Thai title: แผ่นดินเหล็ก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Thitima Sangkapitak,Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Wiyada Umarin

Thai movie แผ่นดินเหล็ก was released in year 1983. It was also released under another name เสียงเพลงนักเลงโหด and using another movie poster. This movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 46mn is left to be seen. Kamnan is starting to prepare his birthday when ruffians come to ask for his land. Hopefully his son (Sorapong Chatree) chases them away. His friend Daeng, injured, is cured by Doctor Oon (Thitima Sangkapitak). Sorapong meets the daughter of a petrol station owner (Nanthida Kaewbuasai). Maen (Lak Apichat) makes Daeng enter as luk thung singer in Rith's nightclub. Decha (Manop Aussawathep) wishes to hire the new singer. Arguments happen between ruffians. A few luk thung songs are featured in the nightclub. Decha is looking for a hitman (มือปืน) to get rid of his enemies (ศัตรู). Sorapong being around accepts the job. Nanthida has issues with ruffians asking cover fee (ค่าคุ้มครอง) as she is going to visit her land. Hopefully Maen and his friends help her. During one evening, Sorapong shoots Rith in his nightclub but misses him. The two remaining movie reels end up here. This movie was not famous and is a kind of action / song movie (หนังเพลง).

ลำพูนดำ
ลำพูนดำ

Year: 1983

Thai title: ลำพูนดำ
English title: Desconocida

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Kowit Wattanakul,Suchao Pongwilai,Pipop Pupinyo,Paen Pleumsachai,Krai Kanchit,Rith Luecha,Somjin Thammatat,Pumi Patanayut,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Thitima Sangkapitak,Piathip Kumwong,Ampha Pusit,Mayura Thanabutr

Thai movie ลำพูนดำ was released in year 1983. The movie was also released in Taiwan under the name "Desconocida" in VHS format. This version was released by Taiwanese company New Ship Film Enterprise Co Ltd and lasts 1h26mn. The movie is in Mandarin language. The original movie has been cut to fit in standard TV format so making the story cutting to be awkward. Other versions released in Thailand last 1h30mn (Cable TV version) or 1h47mn (VHS version). This movie features many famous actors / actresses from decade 1970s~1980s. Young lad, called Paen (Sorapong Chatree), visits famous monk (หลวงพ่อ) in a local Buddhist temple to discuss about his problems. His mother and sister are treated as mistresses by local kingpin Mek. Mek (Somjin Thammatat) also tries to steal the family land. The monk gives to Paen an unique Buddhist amulet called ลำพูนดำ to protect him. Paen is arrested by four policemen led by Paen Pleumsachai. They bring him to a remote area to execute him per Mek’s orders but bullets don't enter (นั่งเนี่ยว) as he is protected by the sacred amulet given by the monk. Paen shoots them back. Policeman Nard Poowanai, as หมวด, is also trying to catch him. Kingpin Mek and subdistrict headman Chat (Krai Kanchit) (ลูกน้องมือขวา) are concerned that Paen succeeded to escape. Paen has many enemies (ศัตรูเยอะ). Two ladies Lom (Piathip Kumwong) and Phit (Thitima Sangkapitak), Paen’s mother and sister, are visiting the village leader. Both are the village leader's mistresses and Lom is also seduced by Chat (เป็นชู). Thai police is still looking after Paen. Paen takes refuge in a village but the village leader (Pumi Patanayut) warns the police. Paen succeeds to flee by having an hostage called Lamai (Mayura Thanabutr). Paen learns who are his enemies through Somsak Chaisongkram. Paen kills three ruffians (มือปืน). Ruffians kidnap young lady Lamai but Paen releases her and injures the village leader trying to abuse her. Young lady Booklee is kidnapped to become Mek’s new minor wife. Khun Mom Sasingha (Kowit Wattanakul) meets Chaba (Ampha Pusit), niece (หลานสาว) of Kamnan Chat. He presents himself as a customer of the underground casino (บ่อน). Pipop Pupinyo is looking for troubles with Sasingha but gets beaten. Chat is then jealous that Sasingha is too close to Chaba. Seua Rit (Suchao Pongwilai) is hired by the village leader to get rid of Paen. Mek’s daughter, Pumarin (Apiradee Pawaputanon), is coming back from overseas following successful studies. Her real father is Rit but he doesn’t want her daughter to know that her father is a thief so the truth was never disclosed to Pumarin. Paen behaves as a Robin Wood (โจร) by giving free goods to poor villagers. A pact is agreed between Paen, Khun Mom Sasingha and Klot (Rith Luecha). Klot wishes to get revenge on Mek as he killed all his family members and kidnapped his niece Booklee. Paen refuses to meet his sister Phit anymore. Both Chat and Lom are buried alive as Mek discovers they are having an affair. Meanwhile Rit kills pregnant Lamai and her mother as they refused to disclose where Paen is hidden. Phit is having an affair with Seua Rit. Per her strategy to protect her brother, Phit claims to Mek that she has been raped by Rit so that Rit cannot harm Paen anymore. Paen releases Pumarin aggressed by ruffians kidnapping her. Klot gains the trust of Mek in order to better spy him. Paen wishes to get revenge on Mek but police surrounds him. The Buddhist amulet saves Paen one more time. Phit protects Paen a last time by shooting Mek but this latter shoots her before dying. Paen listens to Pumarin and surrenders peacefully to the police. A sequel released in year 1988 was called ลำพูนแดง.

จ้าวภูผา
จ้าวภูผา

Year: 1983

Thai title: จ้าวภูผา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Lak Apichat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Pipop Pupinyo,Somkuan Krajangsat,Manop Aussawathep,Rith Luecha,Chat Mongkolchai,Pao Porapak,Kecha Plianvithee,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress: Sarinthip Siriwan,Sawitri Samiphak,Hatairat Amatavanich

Thai movie จ้าวภูผา was released in year 1983 and lasts 2h04mn. It was released under VHS format only. Phanum (Sorapong Chatree) is getting trained by teacher (อาจารย์) Pipop Pupinyo in a training camp located on a mountain. Phanum has stayed in the training camp for two years but he cannot remember who he is. A man called Chan, who brought him there, has disappeared already. He decides to leave the camp to enquiry on his past. He is now skilled enough in martial arts (ใช้ได้). He meets young lady Feui (สาวิตรี สามิภักดิ์) aggressed by three ruffians. Feui's brother is Lak Apichat. Fortune teller (หมอดู เทวดา) Feng (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) is also looking for Chan. Young lady Yeewa (ฤทัยรัตน์ อมตะวณิชย์), daughter of village headman Kwat (เจ้าพ่อใหญ่). Feui's Father is Somkuan Krajangsat. It seems that Chan has ennemies looking for him. Chan is currently working for village headman Kwat (Manop Aussawathep). Sarinthip Siriwan is playing Kwat's wife. Chat Mongkolchai is village headman's assistant. Today is Kwat's birthday celebration. Somebody offers an ominous gift (ของขวัญวันตาย), i.e. a coffin (โลงศพ). A hitman, offering a gift, shots Kwat three times. Phanum and Feng are arrested as suspected to be involved as they were not invited to the party. Lit (Rith Luecha) sent the killer in order to be the new village headman (กำนัน). Kwat survives as he was wearing a bullet jacket. Feng has to demonstrate his divine skills to show they are not involved in the murder tentative. The birthday celebration continues but during the evening Lit's ruffians bring the mess. Fighting (การต่อสู้) between Pao Porapak and Panum happens. Nakorn (Kecha Plianvithee) learns about Panum and send two hitmen to get rid of him and Chan. Chan is played by Nard Poowanai. Nakorn's ruffians are killed by Chan. Chan has to flee again. Two ruffians sent by Lit fail to shoot Panum. Panum is divided between Yeewa and Feui. Chan helps Panum and Feng attacked by ruffians while sending money to a wood sawmill. A master (อาจารย์) helps Panum to remember his real name as Ek. Nakorn is Ek's uncle. Ek was back from studying abroad. His father was killed (ถูกฆ่าตาย) and Ek lost memory while being injured. Thanks to master (อาจารย์), Ek recovers memory. Through the final, they storm the ruffians' place and all of them are shot. Unable to choose between Yeewa and Feui, Ek marries both of them!

เสือภูพาน
เสือภูพาน

Year: 1983

Thai title: เสือภูพาน
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Somsak Chaisongkram,Boo Wibunnan,Pipop Pupinyo,Chat Mongkolchai,Krai Kanchit,Pao Porapak
Main actress: Nareerat Monsiri

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Thai movie เสือภูพาน was released in year 1983. The movie "เสือภูพาน", released under VCD by Lepso ltd, lasts only 56 minutes so for sure the original movie was cut a lot so making the whole story a bit difficult to understand. The movie เสือภูพาน was already released by Happy Time ltd so this version might be longer. Another online version lasts 1h07mn. It was also released under as an international title as "Spy Inferno" (1h26mn). It is a mix of Thai footage and Hong Kong footage done by Filmark production. The movie is in Spanish language. The Thai footage lasts more than one hour. The picture quality of "Spy inferno" is much better than the Thai VCD release. Some scenes are present only in the Filmark version and some only in the Thai VCD version. The Thai actors are not even mentioned in the credits. Soldiers led by Phupan (Krung Srivilai) are attacked by traitors. As their leader is injured, they have to retreat. This group of traitors is led by a big chief (Boo Wibunnan). The big chief leader wears Vietnamese clothes with a communist red star. They are traitors to the Thai nation. His ruffians' team includes Somsak Chaisongkram, Chat Mongkolchai, Krai Kanchit, Pao Porapak, ชูชัย ชัชดา and Pipop Pupinyo. They terrorize and ransack the local population. Kamnan (กำนัน) Lit is taking orders from a female boss (หัวหน้า) called Melan (Nareerat Monsiri). Only two men, Seu (Sorapong Chatree) and Phupan, are organizing resistance against them. Seu’s parents and younger sister were killed by the ruffians. The international version shows the village attack by the ruffians. Subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Yeun refuses to sell his land to the ruffians. Lit tries to intimidate Yeun. Seu helps a singer aggressed by Somsak Chaisongkram (เล่นผัวเมียกัน). Seu is kidnapped by the ruffians but refuses to divulge information on Phupan. The doctor Bua helps Seu to flee. A chase is engaged to catch them back. Kamnan Lit kidnaps Yeun to force Yeun’s daughter (ไปรมา รัชตะ) to be his wife. Her friend Promod helps to release Kamnan Lit. There is a secret informer (หูตา), called Number 13, inside the ruffians’ team. The traitors move to another secret place but Bua leads the Thai army there. Melan is finally uncovered as the hidden informer inside the ruffians. The Thai army, helped by Seu, storm the ruffians’ headquarters but faces strong opposition. Seu appears in hill tribes clothes. All ruffians are killed. Bua dies in the fightings. Thai movie เสือภูพาน reminds of movies such as ชุมแพ 2 (1984) or เสือภูเขา (1979) where a hill tribe character has strong fighting skills.

เสือภูพาน
เสือภูพาน

Year: 1983

Thai title: เสือภูพาน
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Pipop Pupinyo,Kecha Plianvithee,Lak Apichat,Rith Luecha
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Supansa Nuengpirom

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Thai movie เสือภูพาน was already released in year 1983 with another poster. This version was targeted for Thai provinces. Some investment was done with a new poster. Actors and movie director are updated (หนังรวมมิตรย้อมแมว). Similar to practices done by Lepso company, poster is changed and movie is maybe changed. It could be real movie เสือภูพาน or another one... It is a bit similar to Thai movie แผ่นดินเหล็ก, which was released again later under the name เสียงเพลงนักเลงโหด.

ดวงนักเลง
ดวงนักเลง

Year: 1983

Thai title: ดวงนักเลง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Winit Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nirut Sirijanya,Pisarn Akraseranee,Settha Sirachaya,Sahat Piempongsan
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin,Naowarat Yooktanun,Piathip Kumwong

A mysterious man arrives on a rainy night in a remote city and enters in the hotel bar. The hotel is half owned by young lady called Chonko (Wiyada Umarin). A crazy guy (Settha Sirachaya), always drunk (ขี้เมา), asks him to avoid troubles as bad ruffians are the real leaders here. The mysterious man is called Mek Suriya (Sorapong Chatree) and plays the judiciary guy against the ruffians terrorizing the drunkard (รับรองความปลอดภัย). Alcohol and cigarette are blurred on this movie digitalized from True Cable TV. Bamrong (Nirut Sirijanya) is playing cards against ruffians but lost accusing the ruffians to cheat. Mek ensures that the fight against Bamrong and a ruffian is fair. Mek and Bamrong win back the other half of the hotel from Dang, one of the ruffian working for godfather (เจ้าพ่อ) Sagnop. Serinya (Naowarat Yooktanun) arrives in the hotel and asks help for her brother Seri (Pisarn Akraseranee) who has just been beaten by ruffians. Serinya has come to teach Sagnop's children. Serinya and Seri meet Sagnop’s wife (Piathip Kumwong), Sumalee. Sagnop (Sahat Piempongsan) is a strong godfather and doesn’t hesitate to punish those who try to cheat him (เก็บใช้ในเมืองผี). Sagnop sends 5 hitmen to clear the issue with Mek. Mek always pays respect (ไหว้) to his Buddhist amulet after hitting some ruffians. Ruffians terrorized the city until Mek dares resisting them. One of the ruffians hitman defies Mek for an outdoor gun duel. It is a trick as other ruffians are hidden in the bush. The hitman is finally defeated and a strong message is sent to their big boss. Mek and Bamrong are too strong to be ordinary ruffians as they are well trained. Other ruffians storm the hotel bar but get defeated again by Mek (ผมไม่เคยตาย / อยากลองดู). Serinya and Seri are undercover policemen. They love each other (คู่รัก). Bamrong and Mek decide to go to Don Luang, Sagnop’s ranch, to be become his associates (ลูกน้อง). Sagnop is fond of Serinya and orders to kidnap her. Serinya has to marry with Sagnop but Sagnop is already married to Sumalee. Sumalee rescues Seri and bursts into tears follow up her many years of dispair with Sagnop. In the morning, Sumalee announced to Sagnop her decision to quit him, to go to Bangkok with her children and Seri. Sumalee is finally shot by Sagnop’s ruffians as Sagnop cannot accept this. Sagnop orders to kill Seri. Mek and Bamrong, warned by Serinya, go to help him. Bamrong is Sumalee's young brother. One of Bamrong’s nephew (หลาน) dies in a shoot out. Revenge is in the air... A final shoot out involving ruffians and army happens during Sagnop and Serinya’s wedding. Entertaining Molam dances are featured during the wedding. Sagnop and his ruffians are defeated. Mek Suriya, the mysterious judiciary, leaves (พี่ลาก่อน). The highlight of the movie is the first movie involving two big stars, i.e. Sorapong Chatree and Pisarn Akraseranee. Movie Duang Nak Leng (ดวงนักเลง) is not available on VCD or DVD in Thailand. Some digital versions from TV are available around such as a 1h29mn from Channel 9 (cut version) and a True Move Cable TV version of 1h54mn. It feels like a Tom Yam Thai western movie.

แหกนรกเวียดนาม
แหกนรกเวียดนาม

Year: 1983

Thai title: แหกนรกเวียดนาม
English title: Refugee

Rating: 3/5
Director: Toranong Srichua

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Lak Apichat,Krailat Kriengkrai,Kowit Wattanakul,Somsak Chaisongkram,Chaiyan Sorakrai
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong

In South Vietnam, protests happen to ask for US GI departure. The movie takes place in 1975 when America was leaving Vietnam. During Vietnam war, Thailand sent soldiers to South Vietnam to support USA as a partner. Last Thai soldiers (including veteran actor Lak Apichat) are about to leave also but their leader called Cobra (Sorapong Chatree) need them to perform a last task. Cobra and his team get support from Susan, a south Vietnamese soldier. They need to extract Nai Pol from the airport. Nai Pol is an important prisoner (นักโทษสำคัญ). Thanks to Vietnamese uniforms (สหาย), they succeed to infiltrate the base and release the prisoner. Salambo (Suriwan Suriyong), daughter of Nai Pol, joins them. A boat is waiting to evacuate them from Vietnam but Vietnamese soldiers will not let them go so easily. Arrived at the beach, thousands of boat people try also to flee. Susan refuses to leave and dies there. Some boats with Vietnamese soldiers are following them. In the sea, they find 3 stranded people, a banker, a prostitute and a mercenary. To avoid being captured, they have to stop by an island and dynamite their boat to destroy the military boat chasing them. But they have no way to quit the island. Another Vietnamese boat with their tough leader (Manop Aussawathep) arrives on the island to chase the Thai soldiers. Traps are placed in the jungle. Communist soldiers are displayed as heartless, i.e. killing helpless villagers (Krailat Kriengkrai). Dissensions appear as the banker, the mercenary and the prostitute want to go their own way. Tension and stress happen in the humid jungle causing some Thai soldiers to become crazy and less aware of dangers. Vietnamese soldiers defeated America but Thai soldiers are not willing to die one by one. Pol has hidden some microfilms in his leg. It contains the list of Vietnamese sympathizers in Thailand. So it is very important to avoid Bangkok becoming another Saigon. It also contains proofs that USA considered sending a nuclear bomb on Hanoi. The movie ends with various harsh fightings between Thai soldiers and Vietnamese soldiers. Only a limited number of Thai soldiers leave the island alive. Movie แหกนรกเวียดนาม / Refugee is directed by Toranong Srichua, a Thai veteran director well known for his action movies. This movie had a 12M baht budget.

ลูกสาวกำนัน 2
ลูกสาวกำนัน 2

Year: 1983

Thai title: ลูกสาวกำนัน 2
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Sombat Methanee,Rong Kaomulkadee
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Lalana Sulawan,Ampha Pusit

This funny movie is the second opus about the daughter of a district officer. Teng Mo has just married when another woman claims that she is already the wife of her husband! Funny moments happen until Teng Mo and her husband fall in love again.

ไอ้แก้วไอ้ทอง
ไอ้แก้วไอ้ทอง

Year: 1983

Thai title: ไอ้แก้วไอ้ทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Lor Tok

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Songthong,Settha Sirachaya,Lor Tok,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Piathip Kumwong,Wiyada Umarin

Ai kaew Ai thong is a romantic comedy featuring Jarunee and Toon. Kaew and Thong are released from prison. Thong is 70 years old and has nowhere to go so Kaew invites him to stay together. His mother chases Kaew away as he sold old artifacts from the family home (แม่ด่า). They need to find ways to make a living such as waiters in a Chinese restaurant. They are finally expelled as food is spilled on customers. They find a new job in a house as gardeners. Maem is the house owner's beautiful daughter. The Chinese restaurant owners have a son Jun who is slightly retarted (ปัญญาอ่อน). They wish their son to marry Maem as her parents own land. So they need to teach him how to seduce a woman. It failed miserably as he falls from balcony into the pond. Kaew dives to help him and gets higher credit from Maem. Kaew and Thong simulate being prince and servant in front of other domestic helpers in order to enhance their status in the house towards Maem. Maem is a strong young lady (คนสวยปากร้าย). Kaew lies to Maem regarding a fake golden necklace in order to get a kiss. Jun parents hire a lady (Wiyada Umarin, veteran actress, often playing such role) to teach Jun how to perform husband duties on bed. As the golden necklace becomes dark after one day, their stratagem fails. Maem condemns them to dig a big hole. While digging, they find an old Chinese sword (ดาบ). The father sends Maem, Kaew and Thong to Hong Kong to sell it. As they cannot sell it, they have to find odd jobs to pay for food and accommodation. Maem is driving a rickshaw. In 1980 rickshaw usage in Hong Kong was already low. Thong is driving a kaido boat. Kaew is doing the tour guide on Cheng Chau island. They are waiting for the father to send tickets back home but the father is very avaricious and expect them to buy the tickets from the spade sale. Feelings start between Maem and Kaew. A ruffian Khun Seu (นักเลง) loves a singer (นักร้อง) and chases after her. Maem is involved as rickshaw driver and helps the singer to flee. To escape from Seu, the singer pays for their tickets back to Thailand. Jun cannot marry Maem anymore as he caught decease from little virtue woman. Knowing that they cannot sell the sword as the Chinese family linkage was broken, the father chases Kaew and Thong from his home causing Maem’s despair as Kaew is a kind man (คนมีเมตตา). They finally find a last descendant in Thailand and gets 20M baht for the sword. Kaew can now ask for Maem's hand but performs a last trick to avaricious father. it is a typical good mood romantic comedy from 1980s decade featuring superstar Jarunee and Toon.

เลขาคนใหม่
เลขาคนใหม่

Year: 1983

Thai title: เลขาคนใหม่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A business man is looking for a secretary. He finally finds one, who is going to upset his life!

น.ส.เย็นฤดี
น.ส.เย็นฤดี

Year: 1983

Thai title: น.ส.เย็นฤดี
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Toon Hiransap
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Metta Roongrat,Thitima Sangkapitak

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A 70 years old man discovers he has a hidden daughter. Of course his daughter in law doesn't want to share the heritage with this girl and tries many stratagems...

สงครามปาก
สงครามปาก

Year: 1983

Thai title: สงครามปาก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Permpol Choei-arun

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lor Tok,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Wiyada Umarin,Pornpan Ketmamatsu

Atawut is working in governement as speaker. He is married to Pim and they have a young son. He has also a mistress called Nat. He claims buying hot fresh food to his wife when coming back late but the driver just heats it up on the car engine! His wife, Pim, starts to be aware. A lawyer, who loves Nat, is waiting that Nat is fed up flirting with a married man. Atawut is coming from Isan area, Northeast of Thailand. He wants to participate to local elections in the "People" party (พรรคประชาชน). He wears blue-cotton farmer clothes (มอฮ่อม) during his meetings. Pim, his wife, comes from a high society family but he is coming from a poor Isan family. He wins because his wife gives away money so that he can get popular. She couldn't allow her family name to be tarnished in case of defeat. Atawut cannot bear it, gets drunk and goes with Nat. But he is lying to his mistress also. He is a womaniser up to the point local newspapers publish a picture of him and a local cinema star. Meanwhile Pim's younger sister, Pamela, comes back from America. Fed up by Nat and Pim, Atawut takes a break and goes to Chiang Mai. There he meets Pamela visiting Chiang Mai also. Nat announces it to Pim and its circle (สังคมผู้ดี). She is insulted as a pandering lady (นางบำรุง). Pim looses face and decides to divorce. Atawut asks her to think twice in order to protect his representative title invoking that having mistress is common issue in Thailand. But this is not acceptable for women! As he sees his wife eating with another man (in fact for business purpose), Atawut loses temper. He uses a gun and injures Pim. The trial starts. The man who loves Nat is Atawut's lawyer. Atawut misses his family. He stays humble and simple. He finds an old Isan friend selling Thai coffee (โอเลี้ยง). His friend is not unfaithful. Atawut is rich but not happy. His friend is poor but happy. Atawut will loose child and everything due to his bad behavior. Parents of both sides try to corrupt the judge by offering gifts but despite living in small house, he refuses. Trial is over and the child shall stay in custody with the mother. Finally both side misses each other so much and for the good sake of the young son go back together for an happy ending. This movie raises many 1980s society issues, i.e. men able to cheat wives as a common society issue, corruption in elections, corruption in justice, divorce in high society, men vs women behavior.

ไอ้ ป.4 (ไม่มีเส้น)
ไอ้ ป.4 (ไม่มีเส้น)

Year: 1983

Thai title: ไอ้ ป.4 (ไม่มีเส้น)
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Kowit Wattanakul,Panna Rittikrai,Note Chernyim,Manop Aussawathep,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Metta Roongrat,Sarinthip Siriwan,Thitima Sangkapitak

Leu (Sorapong Chatree) is a poor Tuk Tuk (สามล้อ) driver and has difficulties to find money to pay his son Tawan school fees. The headmaster (Sarinthip Siriwan) has limited understanding. One day fightings erupt with ruffians asking for protection fee to a Tuk Tuk driver. Leu and his friends (Panna Rittikrai, Note Chernyim) help. Leu hits violently Pipop Pupinyo. Yot (Manop Aussawathep) is head of ruffians. Kowit is a policeman but he cannot help that much. Wan (Thitima Sangkapitak) is owning a street restaurant, where Tuk Tuk drivers always eat. Tuk Tuk needs to pay a parking fee despite it is a public road. Leu is aggressed again while driving his Tuk Tuk so he is late at school to pick up his son. Teacher Panit (Suriwan Suriyong) sends his son back home. The teacher Panit complains on Leu not taking care enough of his son. Fighting erupts with ruffians looking for troubles with the teacher Panit but she has good fighting skills also. Panit is in fact the daughter of Yot. Ruffians fight again with the Tuk Tuk drivers as they refuse to pay extortion fee. They all end up in police station. Thanks to bad influence (อิทธิพล) of gangster Sia Boon Mak, ruffians are released first. The owner of Tuk Tuk cars pay finally for the release fee as the drivers are just renting the cars so they have no money. Leu is very late picking up his son so he meets the teacher again at his home. Sia Boon Mak (นักเลงใหญ่) forces Yot to work with him as he threatens his daughter. Brakes are damaged on Leu's Tuk Tuk as a warning. Tawan's mother, former teacher, died many years ago in a bus accident. Both Leu and Yot ended their studies at ป.4 level. Panit would like her father Yot to stop his dirty ways to do business (วิธีการสกปรก) by exploiting other poor people. Yot argues he had no choice as the society doesn’t give a lot of opportunity to succeed for people ending their studies at low level (ป.4). Following his daughter pressure and wishing to change his life, he agrees to stop. Meanwhile Sia Boon Mak’s ruffians cause Leu's Tuk Tuk to have an accident and his son dies. Leu promises to revenge and refuses to see Panit anymore. Panit proves him that her father is not involved in his son’s death. Yot is now on Leu's side. Leu fails to kill Sia Boon Mak but injures him. As revenge Yot is shot and killed. Wan is kidnapped and killed by Sia Boon Mak. It is too much and Leu assisted by Panit and an army of Tuk Tuk drivers storm Sia Boon Mak’s den. Police led by Kowit finally arrives. Leu doesn't perform self justice and lets police to arrest Sia Boon Mak. Justice will be performed but Leu has to lose his son for this justice to happen… Movie director is มนู วรรณายก. This movie was released in VHS format but never in VCD or DVD formats.

เพลงสุดท้าย
เพลงสุดท้าย

Year: 1983

Thai title: เพลงสุดท้าย
English title: The Last Song

Rating: 3/5
Director: Pisarn Akraseranee

Main actor: Bin Banleurit
Main actress:

It is about "KATOEI" (กะเทย - man dressed like a woman and behaves according to the gender role of a woman) and "tom boy" (ทอม - girl who behaves according to the gender role of a boy). It deals about their difficulty to find true love and the way society reacts to them. At that time, society was generally quite conservative and katoeys were viewed as abnormality. The public outcry the film raised helped push it under the national spotlight. The film's theme song became a hit. A remake was done by the same director in year 2006.

สวรรค์บ้านนา
สวรรค์บ้านนา

Year: 1983

Thai title: สวรรค์บ้านนา
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Surasee Phatham

Main actor: Piya Trakulrard,Ed Carabao,Doo Dook Kradon
Main actress:

สวรรค์บ้านนา is a Thai movie released in year 1983. This movie is about Isan, northeastern region of Thailand. The movie features fourteen great songs. Isan people come to Bangkok for work but then they have to go back to home when rainy season is coming in order to take care of rice fields (ทำนา). They face harsh life in Bangkok. Most of Isan workers have manufacturing job in factories, work in bar / nightclub, work as Tuk Tuk driver, toilets boy (boy ห้องน้ำ)... Teuk (Carabao Ed - แอ๊ด) is fired from the bar in which he is performing as people don't like his songs. A group of ten friends including Sitha (Piya Trakulrard) and Fai invite him to discover life in countryside (ชีวิตชนบท) as it is time for rice season. Isan people dream to go back home to build their paradise (สวรรค์บ้านนา). As there is a rice crop only once a year they have no choice but to go working in Bangkok. Souvenirs (ของฝาก) are brought by them when they come back to the village where only old people and children stay. Nang wishes to be a molam singer (นางเอกมอลำ) but her father doesn't allow. Villagers help each other and shared work happens in the rice fields using buffalo. Romances are happening. The movie is showing how the rice season is happening. The movie shows Isan culture such as "Bun Bang Fai" (บุญบ้างไฟ) festival parade. The rocket competition is ending in fightings between groups. Many men are disappointed (อกหัก) as Sitha and Nang love each other. The father wishes to choose his daughter's husband by himself (ชอบลูกเสียงหรือลูกสาว). One villager is coming back from Saudi Arabia having a big house, building a new house for his father, having latest TV, Hi Fi and listening to western music but his wife is gone (ชู). A local villager called Kaew, being jealous about Sitha, talks to Nang's father. Nang is not allowed to meet Sitha anymore. Buddhist Lent festival (วันเข้าภรรษา) is coming. This movie is showing life in Isan with rice culture (ทำนา) and its various steps, religious ceremonies, harsh life in Isan, special dishes (ลาบเลือด…), hunting... Sitha is disappointed as misunderstandings happen with Nang. Sitha's friend convinces his father (ชาวนา) to sell his rice fields to pay for the fee to go to Saudi Arabia. Nang's father sends her to the city to try to break their relationship. On the day of Nang's fiancailles with villager Kaew, Nang flees with Sitha. Nang's father, afraid to lose his daughter, promotes her as molam main singer (นางเอกมอลำ) in his band and accepts finally Sitha. Rice season is over (หมดหน้านา). A farewell to local spirits (ปู่ตา) before departure to Bangkok is done. Famous Carabao song Pu Tao (เพลง ผู้เฒ่า) is sung by Ed. Everybody is back to work in Bangkok. One goes to Saudi Arabia. Ed finally composes some famous songs following his stay in Isan. Only old people are left when young people go back to work in Bangkok. The movie lasts currently 2h03mn. Due to its success it was released two times. But on the second release, some sequences and Carabao songs have disappeared. A 2h15mn version was shown on VHS and cable TV. The original length is 2h30mn. Director is Surasee Phatham who directed many famous social movies.

มือปืน
มือปืน

Year: 1983

Thai title: มือปืน
English title: Gunman I

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Chalita Puttamapun

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It is about the story of Sommai, a barber, who is acting as a gunman ("MEU PEUN" - มือปืน) in order to get money to cure his sick boy. He is an veteran soldier who has fought in Laos but was left behind by his superior Tanu after saving his life. Now his previous superior is a policeman involved in gunman investigations. Tanu has a reputation for killing criminals. Applying gratitude ("KATANJOO" - กตัญญู) towards his previous mate, the investigation is going slowly until a younger policeman gets involved... This film highlights conflicts between poor people (the gunman and his family), the government officials (policemen and soldiers) and wealthy influential businessmen. This movie has received 5 Thai awards. The opening scene in Gunman I, when the camera moved along and made viewers feel as though they were riding on a motorcycle with the lead character, has remained famous.

ผู้แทนนอกสภา
ผู้แทนนอกสภา

Year: 1983

Thai title: ผู้แทนนอกสภา
English title: The MP outside the Parliament

Rating: 5/5
Director: Surasee Phatham

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Doo Dook Kradon
Main actress:

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After successful studies in Bangkok, Boonchai (บุญชัย) represents his party for member of Parliament election in rural Northeast of Thailand. Many other candicates register to the election to become member of Parliament. There are candicates of important parties with impressive list of diploma they got abroad but can they understand the poor people problems? There is a candidate backed up by the government, who is spending a lot of money to have huge billboards and is offering free gifts with his voting number. There is a funny candidate that wishes to clean the political dirt with a broom and bring light to democracy with a lantern. Boonchai has left Isan many years to study in Bangkok and has gone through the 1976 revolution. He got voting number 8. He announced to his girlfriend, who is a teacher lady, that he is trying to become member of Parliament to help the local people but she is worried as politics is a difficult and dangerous matter in Thailand. Some candidates give money for people to buy alcohol, some others give free medicine to buy the hearts and votes of local people but they don't bother to discuss with them and listen to their problems. They just promise more gifts to come. The money they spend to buy vote, they will get it back when they are elected. Boonchai is visiting villagers also on his small motorbike but he has no gifts to offer. He is not coming only for one day to change farmers life by bringing gifts but with ideas for the next four years to change their life. One taxi driver, seduced by his program, offers Boonchai to drive him anywhere he wishes. The government candidate doesn't care to visit the people as the "stupid buffalo" farmers can be bought with money. Meanwhile other candidates compete on gifs and on the biggest speakers to make their voice louder. They look like more fruit sellers! Boonchai is a local child of the region so he knows the farmers problems. He eats same food as farmers, works with farmers and propose them solution to improve their daily life and revenue increase by shifting various cultures all over the year. Villagers like his project up to the point that he starts to be a real political threat to the candidate backed up by the government. This latter decides to use bad tactics, i.e. villagers are threatened that they will not receive subsidies any more if anybody in a village votes for him, Boonchai is also accused to be a communist. Finally he is beaten by 4 tough men but it makes him more popular as many villagers support him. He is comforted to fight against adversity. The evil candidate tries to use drunkards to disturb his political meetings but they are expelled by his supporters. The evil candidate plans an outdoor cinema projection in order to disturb Boonchai's meeting hoping that people would prefer entertainment to serious politics. But it fails also. The evil candidate decides to send a team to kill Boonchai at night time when he is back from late political meetings. He succeeds to escape to assassination and villagers protect him. People voice is growing against bad politicians. Villagers provide him a gun to defend him-self. The evil candidate decides to use a hitman to get rid of Boonchai. Boonchai dies but he still wins the election as local people vote massively for him. Good men disappear and corrupted men remain... This movie gives a real image of Thai politics thirty years ago. But did nowadays Thai politics really improve? Former PM and politician MR Kukrit Pramoj appeared in this movie. Mr Kukrit showed up briefly at the beginning of the film, playing a party leader who gives a talk to the candidates. Not long after that, a new law prohibited political parties from attracting votes by playing in films.

นิสิตใหม่
นิสิตใหม่

Year: 1983

Thai title: นิสิตใหม่
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut
Main actress: Monrudee Yamaphai,Piathip Kumwong

Wattee is a university student. In a hurry as he has forgotten one book, he borrows Pla's bicycle. Some other students believe he intends to steal the bicycle. He needs to prove that Pla has given him the bicycle keys but Pla is sick for a few days. He is judged by university court of justice but he is saved by Pla just in time. A love story starts between Wattee and Pla but former Pla's boyfriend still wants to marry with her. His family and Pla's mother prepare a plan in which Pla's mother company is bankrupted. Pla has no choice than to marry her former boyfriend in order to save her mother and her company. Things end up well as Wattee is able to tell the truth to Pla before she leaves to England. This movie highlights the Thai modern society changes in which young people choose their mate by themselves and not following their parents' wishes anymore.

ปริศนา
ปริศนา

Year: 1982

Thai title: ปริศนา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

Prisana is a young Thai lady coming back from USA. Her life vision is influenced by her American education. Her future mate choice should be based on love and not based on family choice or wealth. Will she overcome Thai society rules?

สามอนงค์
สามอนงค์

Year: 1982

Thai title: สามอนงค์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Nipaporn Nongnuch

A grandmother has got four grandchildren, i.e. 3 girls and one boy. Due to heritage machiavellian reasons, she forced a wedding between two of her grandchildren but the boy has already a girl friend. So the newly husband misbehaves with his wife. Fed up by this behavior, her sister brings her back to Chiang Mai. Knowing that his wife is pregnant, the husband asks for forgiveness.

หนูเป็นสาวแล้ว
หนูเป็นสาวแล้ว

Year: 1982

Thai title: หนูเป็นสาวแล้ว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Prachuap Ruekyamdee
Main actress: Monrudee Yamaphai,Thitima Sangkapitak,Metta Roongrat,Linda Khatancharoen

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Kathon is a girl coming from a poor family in a slum. She is doing small jobs to support her aging grandparents. A supermarket owner, Pakasit, catches her stealing food cans. Following her explanations, he has mercy on her. He then understands her good heart and character. He declares his love for her. But his mother looks down people coming from slum believing that they are only interested in her son's money. Hopefully his friends are coming to help Pakasit...

แววมยุรา
แววมยุรา

Year: 1982

Thai title: แววมยุรา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A rich man, Sayongphu, is fed up with modern Thai women. They are more interested in his money than his heart. He decides to play a poor man in order to seduce a lady called Waew. His new name is Chak. Waew often quits job as her bosses always try to take advantage of her and seduce her lavishly. The last one was San, a half Chinese half Thai man. A company recruits Waew at 3000 baht a week. She just needs to stop looking for a new job and there is no need to come to office. The boss of the company is a mysterious rich owner, i.e. Sayongphu. She is offered a car to use. She decides to find him to know why he is behaving this way. Failing to find him, she collides Chak's old car. She goes to his home and discover his world. For her also goodness (ความดี) is more important than money. She goes to Pattaya with friends and Chak. San complains to Waew's mother but she cannot help him as she cannot control her daughter's heart (เลี้ยงตัวได้ เลี้ยงหัวใจไม่ได้). Waew starts to appreciate Chak very much but still try to know who is Sayongphu. When Chak asks to marry Waew, she first refuses as she is worried to be a financial burden for poor Chak. It leads Chak to believe that Waew is also only interested by money. Once misunderstanding is clarified, Waew and Chak marry and Chak admits he is Sayongphu. This movie is a typical good mood romance movie from early 1980s with superstars Sorapong Chatree and Jarunee Sooksawad.

สายสวาทยังไม่สิ้น
สายสวาทยังไม่สิ้น

Year: 1982

Thai title: สายสวาทยังไม่สิ้น
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Pisarn Akraseranee,Suchao Pongwilai,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai

A father has got two children, i.e. a son spending his youth in bar and a daughter, and has also adopted a boy. This latter, after doing successful studies, is promoted general director of the father's company. The first son is very jealous and promises to get a revenge. Once the father is dead, he starts to destabilize the couple.

มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง
มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง

Year: 1982

Thai title: มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Thitima Sangkapitak,Reuthairat Amatawanit

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This folk-music movie is a remake of one of the most famous Thai movie (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) shot in 1970. It features 14 folk songs or "LUUK THUNG" songs. It is about a love story between a poor peasant, Klao, and a young woman, Thong Kwao, coming from a rich family. It includes also three other side love stories between Bupfa, Thong Kwao's sister, and Waen, Klao's friend, between Sai Chai and a policeman and between a Northeaster worker and Sai Chai's sister. Both Sai Chai and Thong Kwao are arguing over Klao as both of them love him. Klao promises to marry Thong Kwao as soon as he has enough money for the dower. A local godfather is lending money to poor peasants and get their land title when they are not able to refund the money. Klao's mother has debts with the godfather. Hopefully Tong Kwao is able to help. This upsets the godfather as he cannot get the land title. To ease the situation with the godfather, the parents send Thong Kwao and her sister to Bangkok to learn clothes fashion design. In fact Thong Kwao's parents are worried about the family assets if their daughter marries a poor man so they send her to Bangkok so that she can be far away from Klao. They promise Thong Kwao that they will accept Klao's proposal for marriage if it happens. Floods happen and rice crops is destroyed. Thong Kwao can only offer a small dower. Thong Kwao's parents refuse Klao's proposal for marriage and request an expensive dower (ค่าสินสอด), i.e. 100 000 Baht (สิบหมื่น). while in Bangkok, a bad businessman is courting Thong Kwao. He has already a girlfriend but is interested to marry Thong Kwao in order to get money to save his non prosper company. Various misunderstandings happen between Klao and Thong Kwao as they both believe they didn't keep their promise but love will win.

สี่คิงส์
สี่คิงส์

Year: 1982

Thai title: สี่คิงส์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Porjed Kaenpetch,Sahat Piempongsan,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Songthong
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Wiyada Umarin

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The police is looking after a gang called "the four Kings" that extorts money from businessmen. The police is contacting a former repentant to get information but this one refuses to get involved in order to protect his family. Unfortunately, the "four Kings" gang, believing that the former repentant is helping the police, decides to kill him. They retaliate over his wife and daughter, who are killed. The former repentant then decides to fight "the four Kings" gang until death. A first version of this movie was released in year 1959. It featured Chaiya Suriyun and Amara Asavananda as main actors.

ขุนช้างขุนแผน  ตอนปราบจรเข้เถรขวาด
ขุนช้างขุนแผน ตอนปราบจรเข้เถรขวาด

Year: 1982

Thai title: ขุนช้างขุนแผน ตอนปราบจรเข้เถรขวาด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sompote Sangduenchai,Neramit

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Toon Hiransap
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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This movie is based on the folklore story "Khun Chang Khun Paen" (ขุนช้างขุนแผน) but only on a limited part of the whole story. During Ayutthaya period, a middle age man, Master Taen (อาจารย์เถร), has strong magic knowledge (วิชา) so can seduce women through spells and can transform himself into a ferocious crocodile. His young apprentice (ลูกศิษย์) can also become a fierce crocodile. Young ladies Simala and Soifa are the wives of noble Phra Phi but Phra Phi spends all nights with Simala. Soifa becomes very jaleous and asks Master Taen to help her. Master Taen uses black magic incantations. Simala and Phra Phi get tortured like voodoo puppets. Due to incantations (พิธี), Simala gets a defigured face so that Phra Phi goes back to Soifa. Phra Chumpoon, Phra Phi's brother, tries to defend Simila. Soifa asks Master Taen for a love filter to force Simala having an affair with Phra Chumpoon so that she can be repudiated by Phra Phi. Nothing happens but Phra Phi nevertheless chases her. Phra Chumpoon asks for his father's help. The father, Paen, sees that his son is under spell influence. Soifa starts to panic. The king orders to arrest Master Taen but Master Taen and his apprentice become crocodiles to kill the soldiers. A reward is offered to catch the crocodiles. Paen searches for evidence such as wax effigy inside the bedroom. But nothing found as Soifa hides it well but Paen succeeds to find it and breaks the spell (พิธีแก้) for Simala. Master Taen sends an evil spirit to fight Paen but Paen's baby spirit (กุมารทอง) helps him. Master Taen is arrested by Phra Chumpoon. He refuses to break the spell for Phra Pi. Simala and Soifa need to show their purity (บริสุทธิ์) by walking without pain on hot charcoal. Soifa fails (ความดีต้องชนะความชั่ว) and is chased in Northern Thailand. The two crocodiles continue their rampage until they are stopped by Paen and Phra Chumpoon. Master Taen is defeated and killed by Phra Chumpoon. Characters are similar to traditional theatre "Like" (ลิเก), i.e. the leading actor (พระเอก), the leading actress (นางเอก), the jealous girl (นางเอก), the funny and hilarious supportive maids (ตัวตลก). This is another movie from famous Chaiyo productions and produced by Sompote Sangduenchai. This is the fourth movie including crocodiles killing human again. The previous movies were Crocodile (จระเข้ - 1980), Kraithong (ไกรทอง - 1980), Kraithong 2 (ไกรทอง 2 - 1985). As often with Sompote productions, it includes light salacious content, humorous dialogues and kitsch Fx (Yak flying).

เสียงเพลงนักเลงโหด
เสียงเพลงนักเลงโหด

Year: 1982

Thai title: เสียงเพลงนักเลงโหด
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Wiyada Umarin

Two groups of bad tough guys confront each other to dominate the local underworld. One former hitman is involved between them as he tried to free one young woman kidnapped as her family refuses to pay business protection free to the local mafia. Six songs are featured during the story.

ดาวพระเสาร์
ดาวพระเสาร์

Year: 1982

Thai title: ดาวพระเสาร์
English title: The Big Deal

Rating: 4/5
Director: Dam Datsakorn

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Toon Hiransap,Pipop Pupinyo,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Kecha Plianvithee
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Thitima Sangkapitak,Wiyada Umarin,Duangjai Hathaikarn

ดาวพระเสาร์ (The Big Deal) movie is gathering three main stars from 1980s decade, i.e. Sorapong Chatree, Toon Hiransap and Jarunee Sooksawad. This movie is mixing action and romance. An impressive bunch of 1970s-1980s famous Thai actors are participating. Dam Datsakorn, more known for his ruffian leader role, is also the director. Dao Prasao (Sorapong Chatree) is similar to a lonesome cowboy but he has a strong kick (ตีนแรง) whenever somebody is looking for troubles. Taen (Toon Hiransap) wishes to befriend with Dao Prasao. Taen is chased by Sing Manorom's ruffians but gets help from Dao Prasao. Taen gives him a bag with 100 000 baht as a reward. Taeng, Taen's fiancee, is promised to ruffian Sing Manorom so Taen has no wish to live anymore. The 100 000 baht were supposed to be used while fleeing with Taeng. Diaw Dai (Wiyada Umarin), prostitute with sincere heart, helps them to hide from the ruffians. Tuang (Rith Luecha) is her evil pimp and wishes to take revenge following Diaw Dai betrayal. Dao Prasao promises to help Taen. Taeng (Jarunee Sooksawad) is the daughter of sub- district headman (kamnan) called Yot. Dao Prasao arrives as a mysterious wedding gift giver in order to enter more easily in Yot’s house. Causing a fire during the wedding eve, Dao Prasao takes profit of the mess to flee with Taeng. He is injured while helping her. Despite a plot from Tuang, all succeed to escape the ruffians. Diaw Dai has some feelings for Dao Prasao. Some feelings start also between Taeng and Dao Prasao. His real name is Kata. He left his home as his fiancee married his father while he was studying abroad. Meanwhile while visiting Taen's home, Taeng discovers he has already a fiancee! In fact his father wants to force him to marry a high society lady called Kaew (Thitima Sangkapitak). Feeling sad, Taeng is finally captured again by the ruffians. Aware of this, Dao Prasao with close friend Dang's support raid the ruffians nightclub. Jarunee excels in Thai boxing skill-set and they succeed to escape. Taeng is disappointed by Taen as he doesn't dare to oppose his father to protect their love (อยู่ในอำนาจบารมีของพ่อ). He is not as courageous as Dao Prasao. Taen feels hurt by Taeng’s words. Chumporn, head of ruffians, is leading a prostitution ring. They capture many ladies including Taeng, Kaew, Diaw Dai to sell them to an international buyer. Tuang kills Diaw Dai as a revenge. Dao Prasao and Taen successfully release the ladies through fierce fights on moving trucks and through motorized acrobatics. Taen wishes to show he has courage also. Kaew is killed during the battle. Taen and Taeng are reunited. Dao Prasao leaves them and continues his life as a lonesome cowboy. Dao Prasao has accomplishes his mission as Taen and Taeng can be happy together now. An earlier version with Sombat Methanee was shot in 1970.

จ้าวนรก
จ้าวนรก

Year: 1982

Thai title: จ้าวนรก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lor Tok,Toon Hiransap,Kecha Plianvithee,Dam Datsakorn,Rith Luecha,Porjed Kaenpetch,Lak Apichat,Kowit Wattanakul,Pao Porapak,Paen Pleumsachai
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Wiyada Umarin,Thitima Sangkapitak,Reuthairat Amatawanit

Khongra (Sorapong Chatree) is relative (หลาน) of Am Su Ra Krai (Toon Hiransap). Khongra is coming to Phailom district to visit Am. Am's team, such as Wo (Lak Apichat), needs to carry guns as the area is full of ruffians (นักเลงบ้านนอก) such as Thaem (Porjed Kaenpetch). Mr Putr is accused to have stolen (ปล้นรถไถ) Am's tractor. Local ruffians forbid farmers to cultivate the fields but as Khongra dares to bring a tractor, he has no choice but to shoot them. Later on, he helps a young lady Chairon harassed by three ruffians. Chairon is living alone as her parents died already. Thaem is defeated by Khongra on one to one fight. Friendship starts between Thaem and Khongra. Godfather (เจ้าพ่อ) Bamjong (Kecha Plianvithee) wishes to recruit Khongra as he likes his style. Khongra discovers that the tractor was stolen by Mr Putr despite his disclaimer. Romance starts between Khongra and Chairon. All the illegal activities are handled by a local few godfathers including lady Sa (Aranya Namwong), Bamjong, Dam (Dam Datsakorn) and Reut (Rith Luecha). Chairon has been kidnapped and Khongra is ordered to leave the area within 24 hours. Meanwhile Khongra (เสียตัว) is also kidnapped by mysterious Amazons (Sopha played by Wiyada Umarin and Thitima Sangkapitak) but succeeds to escape. Gnoh (Kowit Wattanakul) is a policeman coming to arrest drug traffickers believed to be linked to local ruffians. Am, Khongra storm Putr's home to know where Chairon is. Before dying, Putr just says she is located at Beung Mai. While going to Beung Mai, they meet Sopha again. It is a trick to split Am, Wo and Khongra. In a fierce shooting, Wo is killed. Sa is suspected to have kidnapped Am. Khongra and Thaem are captured and imprisoned with Am. Chairon provides a hidden message but her behavior is noticed by the guard (ทรยศ). Chairon and Sopha are sentenced to death by Sa. Hopefully Khongra, who succeeds to escape, helps them on time. A festival for farmers is happening in Phailom district. Khongra is aware of the ruffians’ plan to intimidate farmers in order to finally possess the whole land in the area. Explosions happen during the festivities. Following various shootings and car chasing, all ruffians are killed or captured by Khongra, Am and police led by Gnoh. This Thai movie จ้าวนรก, directed by Payoong Payakul, is a typical 1980s action movie involving many key leading actors from decades 1970s-1980s.

ทอง ภาค 2
ทอง ภาค 2

Year: 1982

Thai title: ทอง ภาค 2
English title: Commando Gold

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Sahat Piempongsan,Robert Ginty,Rith Luecha,Somchai Samipak,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth,Naowarat Yooktanun,Lalana Sulawan,Sarah Langenfeld

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ทอง ภาค 2 / Goldraider is a sequel of ทอง ภาค 1. It was released in year 1982. It lasts 1h33mn. It is a DVD featuring English language with Thai subtitles. The plane leaving Laos with gold bars is shot down. There is a stock valued 200M USD on board. Cheut (Sombat Methanee) and Satra (Krung Srivilai), both present in first sequel, succeed to jump by parachute. Cheut ends in a mountain village where Wassana Sitthiweth is a teacher. Satra ends in another village led by Somchai Samipak and is accused of being a spy. As one leader wishes to marry Naowarat Yooktanun, Satra's life is spared as he needs to offer gold for the wedding. So Satra must lead them. Another team led by Mark (Robert Ginty) and including Cordelia (Sarah Langenfeld), Penpoin (Lalana Sulawan) - explosive expert -, Rith Luecha – knife expert - and others is on the way to the border to prevent communists to grab the gold bars. The commando has to get back three big boxes containing weapons and delivered by planes. The Laotian leader is a general (Manop Aussawathep), who has a crippled leg. He has to catch the gold raiders and find the gold bars to give back to his commander Sahat Piempongsan. While crossing a ravine, the gold raiders get reunited with Satra and Naowarat, who were fleeing from the Laotian soldiers. They finally all get captured except Mark, who flees through his flying motorcycle. Penpoin recognises her former Thai boyfriend, who is now a captain in the communist army. At night time, Mark releases them and they storm the ruffians' camp. As the village chief was killed, Naowarat guides them to the plane. They succeed to steal the gold bars from the laotian soldiers and rush to the Mekong river to wait for US helicopters. Manop Aussawathep tries to steal the gold from his own commander Sahat Piempongsan. Laotian army reinforcement arrives but the gold raiders succeed to slow them down. Gold is finally extracted but 5 of the gold raiders have lost their lives during the expedition.

เพชรตัดหยก
เพชรตัดหยก

Year: 1982

Thai title: เพชรตัดหยก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Kom Akadej

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Phairoj Jaising,Chat Mongkolchai,Kecha Plianvithee,Somsak Chaisongkram,Pao Porapak,Pipop Pupinyo,Norman Chu
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Nanthida Kaewbuasai

Thai movie เพชรตัดหยก was released in year 1982 and lasts 1h54mn. It is a VHS featuring the movie in format 4:3 instead of 16:9 so left and right parts of the original image are lost. Kom Akadej is the movie director. The main character, Lao Thong, has special skills such as running very fast or jumping very high. This movie is considered as part 2 of Thai movie เสือภูเขา / The mountain lion (1979). Lao Thong (Sorapong Chatree) is a Meo hill tribe villager. Lao Thong's wife (Suriwan Suriyong) and his son are killed by ruffians led by Dam Datsakorn storming a Meo hill tribe village to steal the cattle. Lao Thong has to get revenge. Tong Chi (Lak Apichat) joins him. Lisu village leader wishes to marry his two daughters including Asuma (Nanthida Kaewbuasai). Per local customs, the husband (พิธีเลือกคู่) needs to win a fight between all contenders. Tong Chi is about to win but ruffians including Pao Porapak and Chat Mongkolchai storm the Lisu village and kidnap Asuma. Lao Thong helps and releases Asuma. He refuses her hand as he is under mourning period but promises to help getting guns to be able to fight against ruffians. In another village, Lao Thong helps a lady aggressed by thugs. She has same face as his former wife. Her name is Soyi and she has good fighting skills also. She is carried by Pipop Pupinyo and Somsak Chaisongkram. Lao Thong buys guns from her brother Lao (Phairoj Jaising), who tries to get rid of him and Lak. Soyi helps Lao Thong to flee so causing her brother's ire. A mysterious soldier (Hong Kong actor ฉีเส้าเฉียน / Norman Chu), called Norman, helps Asuma and her sister aggressed by ruffians. Tong Chi fights against Norman as he believes he tries to seduce Asuma. Lao Thong and Norman also fight. Norman asks to meet Lao to buy weapons. Norman kidnaps Soyi as he wishes to infiltrate the ruffians. Lao tries to release his sister but he is defeated by Norman. Lao Thong releases Soyi and takes away the weapons with Tong Chi. Lao Thong defeats Norman but spares his life. Tong Chi hides weapons inside Lisu village. The village is stormed by ruffians. All gather to storm the ruffians' place. The big leader is identified as Decha (Kecha Plianvithee). Fightings and explosions occur with all ruffians being killed but unfortunately Lao and Tong Chi also die.

ถล่มค่ายนรกจางซีฟู
ถล่มค่ายนรกจางซีฟู

Year: 1982

Thai title: ถล่มค่ายนรกจางซีฟู
English title: KHUN SA THE OPIUM EMPEROR

Rating: 3/5
Director: Toranong Srichua

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Joomjim Khemlek,Tuanton Kammeesri,Manop Aussawathep,Somjin Thammatat,Nirut Sirijanya,Pinyo Parnnui,Somsak Chaisongkram,Pumi Patanayut
Main actress: Nanthida Kaewbuasai

Thai movie ถล่มค่ายนรกจางซีฟู / ‘KHUN SA’ THE OPIUM EMPEROR was released in year 1982 and lasts 1h45mn. The DVD soundtrack is quite bad with sound going up and down. The DVD image has also a poor quality. This is a VHS ripped and put on a DVD. Movie director is Toranong Srichua. This movie is about Chang Chi-fu (จางซีฟู) or Khun Sa, famous opium warlord. In January 1982 a Thai Ranger squad, together with units from the Border Patrol Police and the Royal Thai Army, was used to force Khun Sa to move his headquarters from Thailand across the border into Burma. Sorapong Chatree recalls war and is stressed. He is sent to spy Khun Sa. Twenty men, including Tuanton Kammeesri / Pumi Patanayut / พยัคฆ์ รามวาทิน, arrive in the camp led by Khun Sa. Their trainer is Joomjim Khemlek. Khun Sha (Somjin Thammatat), drug warlord, sells drugs to buy weapons. Manop (Manop Aussawathep) has conflicts with Khun Sha. Manop is attacked on his way back by Burmese soldiers but gets help from Nirut (Nirut Sirijanya). Manop is back to his mountain village with Nirut. His younger sister Rungfa (Nanthida Kaewbuasai) welcomes him. A journalist Pinyo Parnnui is arrested by Somsak Chaisongkram. He wishes to interview khun Sa. Sorapong, disguised as a fleeing prisoner, is attacked by a plane and then is arrested by Khun Sa's men. Siriporn (ศิริพร เอี่ยมสุนทร), daughter of Khun Sa, saves his life but he remains tied. Manop learns that the Burmese soldiers who attacked him are in fact soldiers linked to Khun Sa as real Burmese soldiers would not dare entering Thai soil. Upset, Manop and Nirut storm Khun Sa's HQ but get captured. Sorapong wins Siriporn‘s trust. Khun Sa believes there is a traitor in the camp. Sorapong sympathizes with other men, who are part of the government. Siriporn complains her father produces too much drugs. Drug is given to prisoners to keep them under control. Sorapong succeeds to have his friends escaping but he is then captured. About to be hanged, Sorapong is released by his teammates. Thai forces’ attacks against the camp happen. Many people die but Khun Sa succeeds to flee in Burma. This movie is often considered as Thai remake of US movie "Apocalypse Now" by Francis Ford Coppola.

แม่แตงร่มใบ
แม่แตงร่มใบ

Year: 1982

Thai title: แม่แตงร่มใบ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sombat Methanee

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Sombat Methanee,Suchao Pongwilai,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit,Duangdao Jarujinda

Two families making a living on agriculture don't esteem each other. They unite when some gangsters threaten them in order to buy goods at low price. Love stories happen between young people from both families.

ลูกเขยกำนัน
ลูกเขยกำนัน

Year: 1982

Thai title: ลูกเขยกำนัน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dam Datsakorn,Toon Hiransap,Sukon Koewliam,Doo Dook Kradon,Chat Mongkolchai,Paen Pleumsachai,Pao Porapak
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Chaweewan Boonprok

Thai movie ลูกเขยกำนัน was released in year 1982. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 3 minutes trailer remains to be seen. Its image is unfortunately half damaged as the film was soaked with water and it has an inaudible sound. Various short sequences are shown in the trailer. Sombat Methanee is the subdistrict headman (กำนัน). Naowarat Yooktanun is his daughter. Dam Datsakorn and Toon Hiransap are fighting and punching each other. Naowarat is being kidnapped. Naowarat is fighting with veteran actress. It is a romantic action comedy movie. Similar to many Thai movies, it features various styles in order to please the whole family including with a hot love scene (featuring Dam and Chaweewan Boonprok). It uses the same ingredients as popular Thai movie ลูกสาวกำนัน (1981) but it was not as successful. Other actors seen in the trailer are Chat Mongkolchai and Pao Porapak, actor always playing tough ruffian roles. Other actors / actresses are รอง, Chaweewan Boonprok (ฉวีวรรณ บุญปรก), Sukon Koewliam, Doo Dook Kradon, หน่ำเลี๊ยบ, Paen Pleumsachai.

พ่อดอกรัก
พ่อดอกรัก

Year: 1982

Thai title: พ่อดอกรัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Thitima Sangkapitak

Coming from a wealthy family and fed up by his mother still looking for a mate for him, a young man decides to flee his parents' home. He is living with an uncle on a boat on the Chayo Praya and is selling goods. During his adventure, he meets a rich young woman whom father is alcoholic, a young woman whom father is a local godfather, a young poor woman. Who will he choose? This movie contains many nice "LOOK TOUNG" (ลูกทุ่ง) songs.

มาดามยี่หุบ
มาดามยี่หุบ

Year: 1982

Thai title: มาดามยี่หุบ
English title: Madam Yeehoob

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Pissamai Wilaisak,Wiyada Umarin

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Following a promise done by his father 20 years ago, Ekarat has to marry Yee hoop, a young lady educated in old style. Ekala's mother doesn't want his son to marry a bumpy country side girl. Yee Hoop's parents leave her in Ekarat's parents home so she can get used to urban life. She gets introduced to the family. Only Ekarat's younger brother, who is a katoey, is supporting her to learn things about modern life. She does many hilarious mistakes. Is she really a bumpy girl or is she simulating? Ekarat is first puzzled then seduced by Yee Hoop. Finally following his mother disapproval, he marries her in country side. When Yee Hoop goes back to Ekarat's mother home, she is subject to bad tricks, bad jokes from the mother relatives. One girl who always wanted to marry Ekarat for his money, even engages a hitman to get rid of Yee Hoop. Everything is finally settled but Yee Hoop flees to England believing that Ekarat is involved. She arrives at the time of Lady Di wedding with Prince Charles. Real images of the wedding are used. Finally Ekarat and Yee Hop get reunified. A second opus was done 12 years later and a Thai TV serie based on the movie was shot in 2004.

ยอดเยาวมาลย์
ยอดเยาวมาลย์

Year: 1982

Thai title: ยอดเยาวมาลย์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Nirut Sirijanya,Songthong
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

Yot is a young lady that has fled her home because her father wants to force her for an arranged wedding. Not a love wedding but only planned in order that the assets of two rich families are not dispersed. She is now in Pattaya, hanging around and doing small jobs. She is wearing boy clothes and acts like a boy to avoid any problems. She meets a young man Tee Wa, who is renting watersport equipments on Pattaya beach. He recruits Yot to take care about his house. Yot can ride horses very well. As Tee Wa's friend has been injured by local mafia, Yot has to replace him as a jockey in a horse racing. She wins but her parents succeeds to find her path. They ask Tee Wa's help. Tee Wa convinces Yot to go back home and her parents agree to let her choose her mate. It will be Tee Wa...

นี่หรือมนุษย์
นี่หรือมนุษย์

Year: 1982

Thai title: นี่หรือมนุษย์
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Porjed Kaenpetch,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Wiyada Umarin,Apaporn Kornthip

Boonleuang is a lady coming from a poor family. She married Cheut coming from a rich noble family (ผู้ดี). Cheut's mother never accepted that her son marries such lady. Boonleuang and Cheut have one son called Sak. Cheut's mother succeeds to convince Boonleuang through moral pressure to let her educate her son in order that he can have a bright future. Following problems with police, one Boonleuang's neighbour entrusts her to take care of her new born daughter, Saichai, and flee with his son, Chai. He is finally caught by the Police. Cheut and Boonleuang also separate later on. Twenty years passed. Saichai meets Sak, a young lawyer, coming from a rich family. Boonleuang warns her daughter not to continue to meet Sak as rich people can become noble (ผู้ดี) thanks to money but can never become good people (คนดี). Sia is another older man interested Saichai but he has financial conflict with Sak. He tries to have him killed by using professional killer. Chai has become a professional killer and also loves Saichai. He tries to force her to become his wife but fails. When trying to kill Sak, he injures Saichai. The former neighbour exits from prison after 20 years and announces to his son, Chai, that Saichai is in fact his sister. This latter ashamed by his former behavior and knowing that Sia has placed a bomb under Sak's car sacrifices his life for his sister to have happiness with Sak. Boonleuang finally learns that Sak is her son. Knowing that Sia wants to kill Sak, she tries to stop him. He refuses. Sia is killed and Boonleuang recognizes she is the murderer. She has to go to trial. Sak is the defense lawyer but Cheut, Sak's father, is the defendant layer to protect Boonleuang. The son against the father. Saichai asks for pity for his mother but Sak refuses to mix love and professional duty. Sak is very harsh against her mother during the trial. The former neighbour acknowledges that Boonleuang only injured Sia but that he is the one that killed him. Sak acknowledges his defeat. Once Sak realizes that Boonleuang is his mother, it is too late, she has died due to deep sorrows.

สายเลือดเดียวกัน
สายเลือดเดียวกัน

Year: 1982

Thai title: สายเลือดเดียวกัน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Somsak Chaisongkram,Kraison Saenganan
Main actress: Thitima Sangkapitak,Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Suphanee Jitthieng

Yoo (Thitima Sangkapitak) and Kasem (Sorapong Chatree) love each other. Yoo's father doesn't want her daughter to meet Kasem anymore as he is coming from poor background (บ้านนอก / จน). Kasem needs to fight back (ต่อสู้) but Yoo's father refuses to see his kindness and even hits him, so Yoo flees with Kasem. They live in countryside as farmers. Ten years have passed. They have now three children, Yupa, Decha and a baby girl. Yoo keeps crying having pity on her children as they are poor. Yoo wishes to go back to Bangkok but Kasem refuses as unwilling to be despised by the father again. Yoo is tired of this life. As Yoo is sick, Kasem goes to a neighbouring town to buy medicine. When he is back, Yoo has died already. The children are also tired of this hardship and would like their father to bring them to their grandparents. One day some ruffians claim rent fee for the last ten years. As Kasem refuses, he is beaten and left for dead. The house is burnt down. The children have no choice but to go to Bangkok. They finally go by train and are lucky to have another traveller paying their tickets as he has pity of them. Decha always think of eating sweets. Arrived in Bangkok, Decha is separated from Yupa. Yupa is hit by a car. Her eye vision is altered. Meanwhile Decha is recruited in a pickpocket gang (ล้วงกระเป๋า) led by veteran actor Pipop Pupinyo. The couple who hit Yupa with their car is considering adopting the children as they don't have their own kids but the woman has a concern on Yupa as she is already old enough to understand. Knowing this, Yupa prefers to leave in order to secure her small sister's future. Finally the family has another child called Thanee but keeps the secret about the other child named Wilai. Children are now grown up. Decha is deeply involved in robbing, pickpocket activities and even heroin traffic. Yupa (Nanthida Kaewbuasai) is begging as she is almost blind. Decha tries to seduce Wilai, an university student coming from a well-off family, whose wallet has been stolen by his team. Thanee, jealous about Decha, reveals to Wilai the robber background of Decha. Decha complains that no chance is given to him like his father (อยากเป็นคนดี). Thanee (ลูกอิจฉา) also reveals to Wilai that she is not real daughter but just an adopted street child. Reading a newspaper, Wilai's stepfather finds that Wilai's real grandparents search their grandchildren to give their heritage. Hearing a little girl singing his mother lullaby, Decha is able to find back Yupa. Yupa is not aware from where Decha money is coming from. Finally through a final touching sequence Decha loses a potential love with Wilai but finds back his lost sister. This strong drama movie highlights brother-sister bonds (พี่น้องต้องรักกัน).

อีสาวทรหด
อีสาวทรหด

Year: 1982

Thai title: อีสาวทรหด
English title: Angels with Golden Guns

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Kraison Saenganan
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Penpak Sirikul

Angels with Golden Guns / Virgin Apocalypse is a IFD movie released in year 1981 and based on a Thai movie named อีสาวทรหด released in year 1982. The DVD lasts 1h22mn. It is HK Thai co production. Two versions were released, i.e. one for Thailand with actor Kraison Saenganan and one for Hong Kong with a Chinese actor. The HK version was released in Thailand under the name สวยประหาร ผ่าดงปืน. It seems that the original Thai version was never released on VHS, VCD or DVD in Thailand. A group of women tries to flee but they are caught back, tortured and some left as dead. They are forced to prostitution to bring money to the local mafia. Two fake film producers are looking for models in nightclub then a group of girls is kidnapped during a shooting session. A policeman tries to get the truth from the fake movie producer but gets captured. Among the girls, there are Piyamas Monayakol and Penpak Sirikul. Fighting happens at night time between two groups of girls. They are punished. But finally they try to escape again but get captured back through some shooting sequences over the river Kwai bridge. The rebellion leaders get caught and threatened. Two groups of ladies keep fighting. Used and abused, they must unite to fight. Rebellion happens and many dead happen on both sides as Piyamas and Penpak succeed to get M16 rifles. Their goal is now to catch the big boss. They kill his sbires one by one to reach him. The three ladies work with the cop to catch him.

หลวงตา 2
หลวงตา 2

Year: 1982

Thai title: หลวงตา 2
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Permpol Choei-arun

Main actor: Lor Tok,Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

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This second opus shows the importance of Buddhist abbots and village headmen ("KAMNAN" - กำนัน) in Thai society. A turbulent young man has been sent by his father in a temple to receive a good education. He still misbehaves and flees with a young lady. Hopefully the village headman and the abbot are here to ease tension and solve issues. It emphasizes the cooperation of all generations to solve village problems.

ดาวเคียงเดือน
ดาวเคียงเดือน

Year: 1982

Thai title: ดาวเคียงเดือน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Supansa Nuengpirom,Sarinthip Siriwan,Marasri Bangchang

Two sisters are living together with their mother in a northern village. Their friend have gone to Bangkok and are making a good living. When their mother dies, they also have to go to Bangkok to earn money but they refuse to work in entertainment business. They finally work as domestic helpers in a high end family. Both of them love the family's son. But their family love is stronger than a rivality towards a man and they finally go back to the countryside. if all rural people go to Bangkok, who will cultivate rice for Bangkok people?

ลูกอีสาน
ลูกอีสาน

Year: 1982

Thai title: ลูกอีสาน
English title: Son of the Northeast

Rating: 4/5
Director: Wichit Khunawut

Main actor: Krailat Kriengkrai,Tongchai Prasongsanti
Main actress: Sarinthip Siriwan,Sulaleewan Suwanthat

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It is about "ISAN" (อีสาน), area in the Northeast of Thailand. This is the poorest area in Thailand. This movie relates the life of Koon, a small boy living in a village. It is based on the book "A Child of the Northeast" ("LUK ISAN" - ลูกอีสาน) written by Kampoon Boontawee. It has won Thailand's first SEAW ite Award in 1979. The film is shot in Lao language. It shows the harsh life of Isan farmers. Some villagers are leaving the area due to drought. Remaining villagers have to quest for water every day. Raining is not coming so a cat ceremony is organized. Water is thrown to an encaged cat in order that his shouts make the rain deity to take pity on him. Monks are the advisors of the communauty and children go to schools located inside temples. Village shops are held by Vietnamese and Chinese people who argue together to sell goods to local people. Koon's family is setting up a caravan to go to the Mun river and stock fishes for a few months. Koon learns hunting skills from his father. Koon's cousin has to marry swiftly as her parents found she spent a whole night with one young man. Molam singers visit the village bringing joy and news from the outside world. An old woman is lamenting on her future as her husband is dead and her daughter only wishes to quit the village and its harsh life. This movie is winner of several international awards and was selected for the 1983 Berlin Film Festival. This movie is part of the first 25 films heritage list announced on October 4 2011, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

เทพธิดาโรงงาน
เทพธิดาโรงงาน

Year: 1982

Thai title: เทพธิดาโรงงาน
English title: Factory angel

Rating: 5/5
Director: Yutthana Mookdasanit

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan,Lak Apichat,Somchai Samipak,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Juree Osiri

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Oi (Jarunee Sooksawad) is leaving her village and is going to the city (กรุง) to find a work. Teum (Krailat Kriengkrai) proposes to help. After a long trip, they reach the textile factory (คนงานใหม่). Rangsan (Kriengkrai Unhanan) as factory manager (ผู้จัดการ) agrees to recruit Oi and her two friends. Rotchai is the factory controller (ห้าม, ไม่อนุญาต). Factory workers sleep in dormitory and share big bathroom. The factory manager seems to like Oi a lot. His parents are played by famous veteran actor Somchai Samipak and veteran actress Juree Osiri. Chalai is a high-so girl pushed by Rangsan's mother to marry her son. Working conditions are hard in the factory, i.e. hot and noisy environment. Japanese investors are visiting the factory. Yamada, the Japanese factory owner, wants Oi to represent the Thai factory in Japan as angel protector. Everybody is stunned by Oi's beauty when she wears traditional clothes. Molam song is used as soundtrack (สาวโรงงาน). Oi is split between her boyfriend waiting for her in Isan and the strong interest shown by the factory manager Rangsan. There is a contest in the factory similar to Songkran festival (ประกวด เทพธิดาโรงงาน or angel factory contest). Pa Chan, an old aunt (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit), working there for twenty years, gets the title. A high society fair is organized by Rangsan's parents in their home. Oi is invited (สวัสดีปีใหม่). There is a contrast between western classical music used in high society part and Molam listened in the factory. But at the end the high society people (ผู้ดี) also push each other for the buffet. Lak Apichat is playing a house guard. The fair degenerates as Chalai denigrates Oi (คนบ้านนอก) and ends up with a bowl of food on the head. Rangsan refuses to punish Oi as she didn't behave badly in her job so the mother hires ruffians but they get pushed back thanks to the taxi driver Pen (อโนเชาว์ ยอดบุตร). Many countryside people have dreams when coming to Bangkok the first time (กรุงเทพเป็นเมืองฟ้า). Some workers end up working in sauna believing work is easier and getting fast money. Pa Chan loses conscience again while working. Despite being a worker dedicated for twenty years, she is finally thrown away like a dog (is it the reward for being a slave for twenty years?). A sign shows “Safety first” but no action is taken to help Pa Chan. Rangsan explains the gesture by being worried about syndicates and wish to avoid inspections as it could mean additional expenses. Oi rescues the old lady at her home. Oi is invited in Japan and shall be selected as factory angel representative. On the day of the announcement event, Pa Chan dies of sickness in Oi's arms. Oi makes a touching speech to the factory management complaining about their lack of humanity towards Pa Chan. She quits her job and goes back to Isan. Her boyfriend is on the way to Saudi Arabia to work there one year. She finds her father. Only family is source of trust and happiness. The movie เทพธิดาโรงงาน lasts 2 hours. It has been adapted into a Thai TV serie in year 2012.

ครูดอย
ครูดอย

Year: 1982

Thai title: ครูดอย
English title: Mountain teacher

Rating: 5/5
Director: Surasee Phatham

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Piya Trakulrard,Doo Dook Kradon
Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth,Nanthida Kaewbuasai

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Thai movie ครูดอย was released in year 1982. It lasts 1h50mn. Four new teachers (including Piya Trakulrard, Doo Dook Kradon and Wassana Sitthiweth) are sent to Loei in a remote village located on a mountain. They are welcomed by indifferent villagers busy doing gambling (การพนัน). Teacher Sompong is already in the village. Sompong (Sorapong Chatree) indulges in alcohol (สุรา) as he feels useless. Only one monk is left in the village. Villagers seem to be very strong here (ไม่ร่วมมือ). Those new teachers teach children and adults. The school is very basic. Teacher Sompong made a pond for villagers to avoid getting water from far away. One part of the village is under influence of a ruffian managing an underground casino and wishing to undercut influence of the village headman and teacher Sompong. Wan (Nanthida Kaewbuasai) is worried about teacher Sompong. New teachers succeed to have villagers working to build new school by flattering the ruffian. They also finish teacher Sompong's task by bringing water in the village through bamboo pipes. The ruffian feels betrayed as the merit goes back to teacher Sompong. Some old people die because of cold. Teachers organise a concert donation (บริจาคคนจน) to get warm clothes for villagers. It is a success and such remote village gets awareness. Their next action is to convince village men to stop gambling. Tempting the luck (การเสี่ยงโชค) is the only hope of poor people. The teachers buy cheated dices to win village men’s money and have it reused to improve the school. Having no more pocket money, the village men keep drinking alcohol. One of the teachers simulates being sick because of the alcohol to convince them to stop drinking. Teachers convince villagers to work together and to prepare rice fields on mountains slopes. Wan is sick during rainy season and there is no more medicine. It is a nightmare to go to the nearest city and roads are stuck in the mud. There is no electricity in the village. Good weather is back. The teachers go to sell their products at the city. When they are back, Wan is dead. It is time for the four young teachers to be allocated to somewhere else. Teacher Sompong stays as he is a mountain teacher (ครูดอย) and villagers need him. Thanks to the teachers, villagers are now able to take care about themselves, take decision and do not rely on external help only. In this movie, director Surasee Phatham uses Isan music as background. His movie shows the dedication of the teachers going in remote areas with cold winter.

แม้เลือกเกิดได้
แม้เลือกเกิดได้

Year: 1982

Thai title: แม้เลือกเกิดได้
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Chana Kraprayoon

Main actor:
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Wiyada Umarin

This movie is about prostitutes's hard life, i.e. rape, violent pimp, having a baby with no father, their life without hope and good future, the society disdain, their life as sex objects and without any consideration from their customers, the "MAMASAN" forcing to serve too many customers every night, the sadness of being old and still a prostitute, young prostitutes' suicide. One day a prostitute with a baby quits the bordel to live with a man, who really loves her. Unfortunately he is a killer ("MEU PEUN" - มือปืน). Will she ever find happiness?

สวัสดีไม้เรียว
สวัสดีไม้เรียว

Year: 1982

Thai title: สวัสดีไม้เรียว
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit,Namgneun Boonnak

A new teacher (ครูใหม่) called Sirin (Jarunee Sooksawad) is recruited. She notices that two students always arrive late. One is a boy called Satit coming from a rich family (ลูกเศรษฐี). One is a girl called Kalaya coming from a slum family (สลัม). The movie highlights the importance to study for teens but also the importance for teachers to keep interest from their students (รักเรียน). This school has a strict director and strict teachers keeping the same program and activities without changes over years. Sirin tries to change this mindset. In Thai schools students show respect to their teachers in the mornign and evening (ไหว้ครู) and get hit with a stick (ลงโทษ) when they fail to obey to the school rules. Sirin faces opposition from the teacher head when she wishes to punish Satit for his bad behavior. Only the poor child Boonmee gets punished. Sirin wants to have same treatment for all children either rich or poor. A fight happens between Satit and Boonmee. Satit's elder brother, called Narit, comes to complain about the new teacher at the shool. He trusts Satit and doesn't know he is behaving badly. Kalaya has no time to study. Every early morning she has to deliver newspapers. Her father is always drunk and hit his wife. Kalaya is too ashamed to say why she is late everyday. Teachers decide to buy a bicycle for her so she doesn't have to run in the morning (same as movie Walli - วัลลี). Satit keeps stealing things. This time he steals teacher belongings and accuses Boomee. Hopefully Sirin is aware of the stratagem but Narit refuses to believe that his younger brother has problems as he is coming from a rich family. Money doesn't buy happiness... Kalaya didn't come to school since many days as her father sold the bicycle to buy alcohol. She now works in a construction site. Students decide to share the workload regarding newspapers distribution so that she can be on time in school. Following a brawl, Satit is sent to Police station. Teacher Sirin confirm (รับรอง) her students integrity so that they can be released. The school is going to take part in sport competition with other schools. They have big hope in cycling with Kalaya and Thai boxing with Boonmee. Poor children train hard while rich children just enjoy beach. Sirin sees Satit stealing the director's ring. She prevents the robbing but gets injured as Satit pushes her violently. The director doesn't believe Satit could be a robber. Losing trust in her director, Sirin resigns. Students refuse to study until Sirin is back. Finally Satit tells the truth to his brother. This one asks the director to recruit back Sirin. Sirin refuses to acknowledge the director's requests but accepts when students implore her. Competition starts. The school wins in boxing and cycling. Satit becomes a good boy. Despite strange cuts in the editing, this movie is full of good feelings, i.e. school importance, teacher dedication, studies, rich and poor society opposition...

สายใจ
สายใจ

Year: 1981

Thai title: สายใจ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Pisarn Akraseranee,Porjed Kaenpetch,Sawin Sawangrat,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Sarinthip Siriwan,Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Ampha Pusit

Thai movie สายใจ was released in year 1981. It lasts 1h45mn. Yae Suk (Naowarat Yooktanun) and Den (Pisarn Akraseranee) have a car accident. They find an arrangement for the damages (ค่าเสียหาย). Her parents are Sarinthip Siriwan (คุณหญิง) and Sawin Sawangrat. Da (Nanthida Kaewbuasai) is her sister. Yae Suk is selling old items from her grandfather to allow the family to survive (หมดตัวแล้ว). But the parents either gamble the money or bet on horses. The father meet Somsak Chaisongkram and Saksit (Porjed Kaenpetch) while playing cards. The father invites them for lunch as he has the idea to marry his daughters in order to get money from the dowry (ค่าสินสมรส). A family gathering for all parties including Ampha Pusit happens to know each other. Da doesn't like Saksit as she believes he is just a gambler. He loses on purpose. Saksit pretends he can buy anything (ซื้อความนับถือความรักไม่ได้). Pho Lieng is also interested by Da and even tries to abuse her. Saksit helps her on time. They all go for a hike in the mountain but accidents occur. Finally Saksit and Da sympathize. Pho Lieng sends men to get rid of them. They have to spend the night in the forest but finally defeat the ruffians. As his daughters spent night outside home, the father claims his family name is tarnished (ขายหน้า). Da refuses to get sold (ถูกขาย). One old family friend mentions that the family name is already tarnished since a long time as the father and mother are strong gamblers. It shouldn't be the daughters' duty to pay for their gambling vice. Misunderstanding happens between Da and Saksit. Den helps to solve the issue. They finally get reunited also.

กำแพงหัวใจ
กำแพงหัวใจ

Year: 1981

Thai title: กำแพงหัวใจ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Yuranan PamornMontri,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Thitima Sangkapitak,Pissamai Wilaisak,Metta Roongrat,Chosri Misommon

A theater (โรงละคร) employing veteran actors is closing. One of the main actress, Valla, finds herself out of job. Uncle Pongpat (Sor Asanajinda), one of his fan, asks Walla (วัลลา) for wedding. Valla (Pissamai Wilaisak) has already two young children, i.e. Viraya (วีรยา) (Jarunee Sooksawad) and Chat. Pongpat has also two young children already, i.e. Tor (Sorapong Chatree) and Athon (อาทร). Valla was an actress (เล่นลาคร) so Athon always underestimated Viraya and Chat. They never got along. Children have now grown up. Athon has studied overseas and developed a passion for painting. Back to Thailand, he meets a young lady and loves her immediately. He is not aware that she is Viraya! He keeps chasing her. In fact Athon and Tor love the same woman, Viraya. Ton has its own gallery and insists to make a painting (เขียนภาพ) of Viraya. Tor is not aware who Athon is now painting. Busamalee (บุษมาลี) (Thitima Sangkapitak) is another lady fond of Athon also. Athon now believes Tor and Viraya are already sweethearts (คู่รัก) so he wishes to go back studying abroad as soon as possible. Busamalee is disappointed when realizing Athon doesn't love her. Ton is now aware that Viraya is Valla's daughter. Athon has often craziness crisis. So Athon is violent with Viraya believing she lied to him on purpose. He rapes her in his painting gallery. Busamalee also goes to study abroad. Viraya tries to get suicide. Tor suspects a man behind but Viraya refuses to tell who by refusing to disclose what is deep buried in her heart (กำแพงหัวใจ). To avoid any further suicide tentatives, Tor decides to marry Viraya as soon as possible. Tor discovers Viraya's portrait in Athon's room so now understands the truth. Pongpat has a heart attack when learning this and dies. Athon becomes the new house owner. Viraya delivers a boy but the child dies during the delivery. Tor asks Viraya to forget the past but she cannot. Athon is back from overseas with Busumalee. They are engaged. The painting gets an award so Busumalee knows something has happened between Athon and Viraya. She is upset and spent the night out. She spends the night with Chat, Viraya's brother, who revenges her sister by sleeping with Athon’s fiancee. Viraya and Athon finally meet. Athon tries to abuse Viraya again, claiming he always loved her, but she fights back successfully. She can now really forget Athon and enjoy happiness with Tor. The movie กำแพงหัวใจ is Yuranan PamornMontri’s first movie.

เชลยศักดิ์
เชลยศักดิ์

Year: 1981

Thai title: เชลยศักดิ์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Nirut Sirijanya,Aphorn Tonawanik
Main actress: Penpak Sirikul,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Marasri Bangchang

Two Royal family clans (ตระกูล) have strong continuing conflicts (ความอาฆาตแค้น). One clan is อัศวราช, clan from the leading actor Yothin, and สันตติวงศ์, clan from the leading actress Alissa. M.C. , father of Alissa and Atisak, is dying. He wishes to clear up the conflicts between the two clans. Yothin (โยธิน) and Atisak (อติศักดิ์) from opposite clans have a gun duel. Yothin loses and needs to be Atisak's prisoner (เชลย) for one year. He has to stay in Atisak’s estate located in countryside. He meets Alissa, Atisak’s younger sister and Anoun, the younger brother. Yothin cannot get anywhere without authorization from Atisak or Alissa (เขาเป็นทาส). Prince (เจ้าแสนไทย) Saenthai, Atisak’s friend, speaks sweetly with Alissa (อลิสา) but doesn’t have real interest into her. Yothin becomes Anoun's personal instructor. Alissa and Atisak can force Yothin’s body to execute tasks but they cannot control his spirit (จิตใจ). Yothin has a fiancee already Piromya (ภิรมยา) but he doesn't dare to see her and didn’t tell her he is now under Atisak’s orders. Saenthai has a high interest into Piromya. Prince Kanfa (เจ้าขวัญฟ้า) is having an affair (เมียน้อย) with Kaew, a domestic helper. He is acting as a butterfly with women but he wishes to marry Alissa. Yothin and Piromya still love each other. But Piromya is attracted by Kanfa. Piromya breaks up with Yothin when she learns that Yothin has become Atisak's slave. Piromya try to console with Kanfa. Yothin's father is sick but Yothin refuses to visit him to avoid having gratitude (บุญคุณ) to Atisak and Alissa. As Piromya is now pregnant, Kanfa needs to marry her but he cannot forget Alissa. Kanfa kidnaps Alissa to force her to become another wife. Yothin organises a hunt to find her. Piromya wishes to see the face of the traitor Kanfa (ผู้ทรยศหัวใจ) and dies in pregnancy while looking for Kanfa. Despite knowing Piromya’s fate and being wrong, Kanfa refuses to let Alissa go. Though an unfortunate occurrence of circumstances, Kaew stabs Kanfa. Yothin flees with Alissa and Anoun. Love emerges between Alissa and Yothin. Unfortunately Anoun dies drowned in rapids while trying to help a dog. Atisak gives back his freedom to Yothin. Yothin leaves and promises to Alissa to come back as a friend (มิตร) and not a prisoner (เชลย) anymore. This movie is based on a story written by Princess Watnanokom Prawit (วัฒโนดม ประวิตร). It was adapted two times as movies (1959 and 1981) and three times for Thai television (1983, 1991 with Likit and Jintara, 2010).

สาวน้อย
สาวน้อย

Year: 1981

Thai title: สาวน้อย
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Piya Trakulrard,Sor Asanajinda,Kraison Saenganan,Boo Wibunnan,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit,Penpak Sirikul,Chosri Misommon

Thai movie สาวน้อย was released in year 1981. Main actors are Jarunee Sooksawad, Kraison Saenganan (ไกรสร แสงอนันต์) and Piya Trakulrard. Other actors are Ampha Pusit, Penpak Sirikul, Sor Asanajinda, Chosri Misommon as friendly governess, Boo Wibunnan as film producer, Sompong Phonmitr. Movie director is Phan Kam. The movie lasts 1h43mn. A first version was released in year 1958 with Charin Nantanakorn as main actor and ทรงศรี เทวคุปต์ as main actress. The 1958 movie is still available in Thailand. It was shot in Koh Si Chang but the 1981 version happens in Koh Samet. The shooting took one week there. Sao Noi is a romantic movie. Suwalee (Ampha Pusit) is engaged with Siem (Kraison Saenganan). Siem’s father called Pla wishes to marry a young lady called Marasee (Penpak Sirikul)(แม่เลี้ยง) but Siem knows she is a bad lady. Marasee uses ruffians to hit Siem. He loses memory, ends up on a remote island and meets Nit (Jarunee Sooksawad). Love emerges between them causing Nit’s friend, Cheut (Piya Trakulrard), to be disappointed. Pla finds back his son. Siem brings Nit to Bangkok to his father's home. Following surgery, Siem (Kraison) remembers Suwalee but forgets Nit. As Nit sees Marasee having an affair with another man, Nit is accused of stealing jewellery and leaves their home. Luckily she succeeds to become a movie star. Real old standalone theaters are shown with huge real billboards of Jarunee Sooksawad (โรงเพชรรามา - Pratunam, โรงเมโทร - Ratchathewi, โรงหนังแกรนด์ - Wang Uurapha). She even wins a Thai oscar award. Disappointed by Siem and despite fame, Nit wishes to go back to her island. Cheut, looking for Nit, punches Siem, who then recovers his memory. He rushes to the island to find Nit. They finally reconcile. Cheut ends up with Suwalee.

เสือมังกร
เสือมังกร

Year: 1981

Thai title: เสือมังกร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Ampha Pusit

This movie deals about a group of Chinese refugees in North of Thailand area, who are the survivors of the 93rd Division of Chiang Kai Chek's Nationalist Army, the Kuomintang, who fled from China after communist victory and settled in these mountains in 1949. They live close to the borders with Laos and Myanmar in the middle of the poppy-growing area of the Golden Triangle. In return for the Kuomintang's military help, the soldiers and their families were given Thai ID papers that permitted them to live in this area. These ex-soldiers of the Kuomintang had to find ways to survive. They grow poppy and also levy a forfeit on the opium convoys that passed through their territory. In this movie, Thai villagers are fed up with Chinese villagers behavior that grow poppy to make opium. They want them to stop to harm Thai society. A group of Chinese villagers kidnap Lannoi, a young Thai lady. Her brother, Seua, a strong Thai young man, fights and wins to get her back but finally encourages her to stay to better know Chinese customs and marry a Chinese villager. She marries Fong Fong but there is no love. She discovers some Chinese customs (concubines, smoking opium, foot binding, women doing hard chores, cemetery with tombs, Chinese food...). She finally understands that Fong Fong loves her. Knowing that an opium convoy will exit soon from the village, she alerts the Thai villagers. A fight occurs and Chinese villagers have to step back. Lannoi admits she is the one to have warned the Thai people because Chinese people should stop opium commerce that harm society. Arguing happens between pro and con opium people. Finally Lannoi is condemned to death and shall be shot by Fong Fong, who do it dejectedly. Seua comes back to Chinese village for vengeance. Many pro opium fighters are killed and even Fong Fong is killed by one Chinese fighter. Following this disaster, Fong Fong's father promises they will stop growing poppy from now on.

ยอดหญิง ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่
ยอดหญิง ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่

Year: 1981

Thai title: ยอดหญิง ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Yodchai Meksuwan,Kecha Plianvithee,Pipop Pupinyo,Lak Apichat,Boo Wibunnan,Thuam Thoranong,Paen Pleumsachai
Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth,Piathip Kumwong,Duangcheewan Komolsen.Suphanee Jitthieng

Thai movie ยอดหญิง ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่ was released in year 1981. The version seen only lasts 1h05mn so too many scenes were cut making the storytelling bit weird. Boss (เจ้านาย) Bancha (Kecha Plianvithee) is trafficking weapons. Pipop Pupinyo is part of his team. A mysterious masked vigilante man, wearing black clothes, is trying to stop him. It is Nam (Sombat Methanee). A truck carrying weapons is stopped by Thai Police thanks to Nam. Nam warns Bancha but a fighting erupts with his tough guys. Nam gets help from a mysterious masked vigilante woman, wearing red clothes. Nam meets Nissa (Wassana Sitthiweth), daughter of the police head. Yot (Lak Apichat) helps Pat (Piathip Kumwong) kidnapped by ruffians. Ruffians kidnap Sia / เสี่ย Boo Wibunnan’s child and shoot him in the shoulder. Hopefully red and black masked vigilantes follow the car but get attacked by yellow masked men (องค์การสีเลือง). Two ladies Pat and Nissa (นกสองตัว) are captured by Bancha's team, who are preparing to betray Thailand. Yodchai Meksuwan and Darlin (Duangcheewan Komolsen), from Malaysia, are police members. Bancha threatens the police head to kill his daughter Nissa if their business is disrupted again. Nam simulates joining the yellow gang in order to be able to release the ladies. Nam cannot reach agreement so a one to one (ต่อสู้แบบลูกผู้ชาย) fight must happen. Police finally arrives. Pat sacrifices her life to save Nam. Lak helps to release Darlin, who is identified to be the mysterious red masked vigilante woman. All ruffians are captured or killed. The identity of the gang leader (ลืมชาติ) is then known... Other actors are เศกสิทธิ์, Suphanee Jitthieng,โดม สิงโมฬี, โกร่ง กางเกงแดง.

พยัคฆ์ร้าย 6 แผ่นดิน
พยัคฆ์ร้าย 6 แผ่นดิน

Year: 1981

Thai title: พยัคฆ์ร้าย 6 แผ่นดิน
English title: Asian King

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sahat Piempongsan,Suchao Pongwilai,Songthong,Rith Luecha,Phairoj Jaising
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Piyamas Monayakol

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An international police squad (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea and Philippines) investigates on a crime ring called "Asian King". This movie is also wrongly called "เปิดฟ้าผ่าโลกัณต์" by Lepso Studio. David is accused of international diamond robbery but released as proofs are not enough. He left for Hong Kong. Thai police follows him there to spy his activities. Finally he is found not guilty and joins the team to fight the Asian King gang, which is stealing diamonds. A whole international team is created to fight them. Win (Sorapong Chatree) is one of the Police team leader. Lady Napossa (Naowarat Yooktanun) joins the team as her jeweller father was killed by Asian King gang. Diamonds are stolen again during a top model show despite the police presence. Rumours are heard that Asian King team needs to gather in Pattaya. Asian King team tries all ways to get rid of the special police force but to no avail. Asian King team cache is hidden under a hotel swimming pool. The army comes to help the policemen to neutralize the Asian King tean. Through a final battle, many characters are injured or killed while assaulting the Asian King fortress. Win's self sacrifice inside the fortress succeeds to destroy it. A Thai TV serie or Lakorn (ละคร) based on this story was done in 2003. This movie is part of Thai heritage (มรดก) cinema serie. Despite a classic scenario, the highest value of this movie is to include the finest bunch of Thai actors from beginning of 1980s decade. A remake for TV was done in 2003.

พระรถเมรี
พระรถเมรี

Year: 1981

Thai title: พระรถเมรี
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sompote Sangduenchai,Neramit

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Dam Datsakorn
Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Supansa Nuengpirom,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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This movie is based on Southern Thai Local Literature. Twelve daughters are abandoned by their parents, who are too poor to educate so many children. The twelve daughters are rescued by a "Yak" woman who promises to take care about them as her own daughters. She deceived them and force them to drink a potion that transform the young girls into beautiful maidens. They escape and are rescued by a Prince, who falls in love with the youngest girl, called Sip Song. He agreed to marry the twelve girls. Once again, the "Yak" woman deceived and force them to drink a potion that makes them 8 months pregnant. The Prince, disappointed by this unexpected pregnancy, expels them and they are imprisoned in a cave, where the "Yak" woman has their eyes removed in order to make an ever young potion for her. Blind and with no food no eat, the ladies eat their new born babies except the son of Sip Song who is raised by a gentle "Yak". The son is called Phrae Rot Meri. Getting older he ran a cock fight to make a living for the 12 ladies. Becoming an adult, he has a deal with the Prince and goes to the "Yak" country to get more magic potions in order to get freedom for the 12 ladies including his mother. But the "Yak" woman is doing all possible tricks to stop him...

ผีตาโบ๋
ผีตาโบ๋

Year: 1981

Thai title: ผีตาโบ๋
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Porjed Kaenpetch,Lor Tok,Sahat Piempongsan,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Preeya Roongrueng,Chosri Misommon

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A fake taxi driver (No taxi meter in 1981 on taxis!) captures a young lady student. His boss, a mysterious and unscrupulous doctor (หมอ) Kampon, takes away her eyes. One of the eyes cannot be used as the fake taxi driver punches her. Da, the doctor’s wife, is blind following a car accident so Kampon needs to find new eyes (ดวงตา). Noi (Naowarat Yooktanun) and Pol,a young couple, are married but have financial difficulties. Pol is looking for a job. The bad servants capture a drunken tramp to steal his eyes. His eyes cannot be used as they are sick (ตายฟรีๆสองคน!). So Kampon shall select next time the donor by himself. Kampon meets Pol and is immediately interested by his eyes. Nang Soi (Preeya Roongrueng), Kampon's servant, is possessed by the two dead spirits (ผีเข้า), i.e. the lady student and the tramp, while walking near their graves. A shaman (หมอผี) is needed. The shaman recommends to put drawing representing religious mystical symbols (ยันต์) and sacred threads (สายสิญจน์) in front of the house to repel ghosts. Kampon's servant comes to take Pol to work. It is a trick to take his eyes to give to his blind wife. The body is thrown away in the same cemetery as the previous bodies (ศพ). Noi has bad premonition about her husband. One of servant Off wishes to help some villagers friends to make love filters so he tells them where to find a fresh dead body, i.e. Pol, to make corpse oil (น้ำมันพราย). Thanks to Pol’s eyes, Da can see again. A shaman (อาจารย์) wakes up Pol's spirit by wishing to get corpse oil (ผีตาโบ๋). It turns to a fiasco. Pol wants his eyes back (เอาลูกตาของกูคืนมา) and wishes to kill Kampon. Noi is worried about her husband and visits Kampon to get news. There is opposition between the modern doctor (นักวิทยาศาสตร์) and the ghost. The doctor has to accept ghost reality and asks help from a traditional shaman called Ket! Pol ghost visits his own house and discusses with his youngest daughter. Only young children are not afraid of ghosts. Pol ghost terrorizes local villagers. Pol appears in Noi's dreams and asks her to remove the sacred items in front of Kampon's house. He is now able inside the house, gets revenge and his eyes back. Shaman Ket cannot help and escapes death as Noi asks Pol ghost to stop his killings. Pol ghost is reduced to ashes and worms as the sunny morning arrives. There is a short funny apparition of legendary comic actor Lor Tok as a guy stealing coconuts at nighttime. As usual in 1980s movies, there is mix of slight horror and comedy with simple Fx effects.

เงินปากผี
เงินปากผี

Year: 1981

Thai title: เงินปากผี
English title: Ghost Money

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chana Kraprayoon

Main actor: Jatuphol Poopirom,Lor Tok,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Nipaporn Nongnuch,Chosri Misommon

Malee (Chosri Misommon) is married to Lor Tok, an alcoholic caretaker. Lor Tok has a daughter called Lao (Nipaporn Nongnuch) and a son called Lo. Malee has also a son from a previous wedding. He is called Mon (ทะลึ่ง). Lor Tok is a husband believing his wife more than his children so relationship is very bad between his children and the new wife. Teacher Awan (Naowarat Yooktanun) meets Pop (Jatuphol Poopirom) visiting the countryside per invitation from his friend, a policeman played by Suchao Pongwilai. The father doesn't give money anymore to his children so Lo thinks about stealing the coins from dead corpses (เงินปากผี). With two friends (Biaw and Pui), Lo goes in a Buddhist temple at night time to steal coins from corpses stored in a morgue. The teacher brings Pop to a famous sacred cave where birds can be heard but not seen. Many people died there. The three children spent all their pocket money so decide to go to the sacred cave to look for additional coins. They dig up a coffin with a corpse still in perfect condition (ผีเขมร). One of the kids forces to open the mouth in order to get the coin so causing the dead spirit to be very upset. Biaw dies because of the ghost. The boy Lo wishes to give back the coins to the spirit but Mon has stolen the coins and plan to sell them in Bangkok. The policeman enquiries on the coins found on Biaw. Biaw's mother gives the coins to the teacher. The spirit then possesses the teacher and frightens Pui at night time. Pui is found with burnt hands. As Lo recognises his stealing, the spirit doesn't hurt him but forces him to watch Pui digging endlessly. The spirit is now after Malee and sends hell birds (นกนรก) to punish her as she is a liar. Pui finally dies. A spirit doctor (หมอผี) arrives in the village and warns the teacher Awan that she is possessed. He asks to meet her in the sacred cave to perform an exorcist ceremony (พิธี) but he is found dead. The spirit kills both Malee and Mon. Villagers finally request the help of a Buddhist monk in order to neutralize successfully the evil ghost. In 2014, this movie was fully restored in beautiful colorful HD version by Five Star company.

แก้วกาหลง
แก้วกาหลง

Year: 1981

Thai title: แก้วกาหลง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Joomjim Khemlek
Main actress: Apaporn Kornthip,Ampha Pusit

Kaew is a slave at the beginning of 20th century. He has an affair with Kalong, his master's daughter. They love each other and she becomes pregnant. Being aware of the situation, the master beats Kaew every day and Kalong is secretly hidden and kept by the master's servants. One of them, drunk, kills Kalong while she is giving birth. Kalong becomes a ghost and kills those who hinder her. Following the abolition of slavery by Rama V, Kaew quits his master's home and settles in another village where he meets a lady called Sonklin. Love goes beyond death and Kalong searches for Kaew. She finally finds Kaew and stays with him. Kaew ignores that his wife is a ghost. Finally Kalong is recognized as a ghost and wants to kill Sonklin and brings Kaew with her. A buddhist monk has to calm down Kalong so that she accepts her death and wishes to meet Kaew again in their next life. The scenario has many similarities with "MAE NAK" ghost (แม่นาค) story. Same as Mae Nak, there is art of compromise in film ending instead of one party winning. This is part of Thai culture. It is a remake of the movie shot in 1967 with legendary stars Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat.

เจ้าพ่อภูเขียว
เจ้าพ่อภูเขียว

Year: 1981

Thai title: เจ้าพ่อภูเขียว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Kecha Plianvithee,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Duangjai Hathaikarn

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Palan Phuthai is coming back to Chayaphum area after having spent a few years in prison as a former hit man. During the bus trip, he becomes friend with the bus fare collector, who promises to present him his sister called Taew. Back in Chayaphum, things have changed. Following a dispute with a dishonest placement company sending Thai workers abroad, his mother and brother died. He has to take care of a small baby that he confides to the district officer's wife. The district officer knows that Palan has become a good person. Palan has arguments with the dishonest placement company as they take money from poor people and never send them abroad for work. The boss of the placement company is a local godfather called Kamthorn, who is also involved in illegal logging. Palan robs important documents from the placement company and even abducts Kamthorn's daughter, Busaba, to force him to stop his illegal activities. It fails as Palan has to exchange the small baby against Busaba. Taew become Palan's wife. Kamthorn tries to get rid of Palan and the district officer by using a hit man, former friend of Palan. Finally Kamthorn dies and Palan gives his gun back to the district officer as justice has won.

ยางโทน
ยางโทน

Year: 1981

Thai title: ยางโทน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Dam Datsakorn
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Prissana Chabaprai

While Yot (Sorapong Chatree), young man, is away from his home, three ruffians raid his house and kill his parents. They were looking for a red jade (หยกแดง). Yot promises to punish the three robbers. Than (Sombat Methanee) is a farmer who has a family. He refuses to sell his rice to the local village headman (กำนัน) as the offered price is too low. The local village headman uses strong power (อำนาจ) and bad influence (อิทธิพล) to coerce villagers. Yot helps Than to beat the local ruffians. They sympathize. At nighttime ruffians come again but Yot shoots one of them. In the following morning, the local village headman comes with the police to arrest the two men. Following a misunderstanding between thugs, Yot and Than can flee. Yot continues his way to find the murderers of his parents. He finds two of them and learns that a rich man (เศรษฐีใหญ่) from Phrae and Nan provinces has ordered to get the red jade. Meanwhile the local village headman chases Than up to his home and shoots his wife. This is his final crime as Than shoots him also. Arrived in Nan, Yot receives help from the local mafia head Sai Wan as he had arguments with a prostitute in a local hotel. Sai Wan recruits Yot. Meanwhile Than enters Pho Liang Rak's ruffian team. Fights happen between the local mafia teams. Yot identifies that Pho Liang Rak is responsible of his parents' death. Pho Liang Rak and his team are neutralized but then Yot and Than fight over the red jade. They finally realize they are brothers. They decide to sell the red jade to build a Buddhist temple. This movie is a Thai Tom Yum (ต้มยำ) western from decades 1970s-1980s.

ไอ้เสียวหมัดสัง
ไอ้เสียวหมัดสัง

Year: 1981

Thai title: ไอ้เสียวหมัดสัง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lak Apichat,Boo Wibunnan,Adul Dulyarat,Manop Aussawathep,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Rith Luecha
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Ampha Pusit,Chosri Misommon

Thai movie Ai Sio (ไอ้เสียวหมัดสัง) was released in year 1981 and lasts 2h03mn. Sio (Sombat Methanee) from Isan area is going to Bangkok for the first time to find a job. Some people promise him a fake job in Saraburi. They drug him with sedative pills (ยานอนหลับ) and steal his money. Sio speaks Isan language only. Sio finds the three men again and a fight erupts. Very strong, Sio kills them during the fight thanks to his strong punch. Sio ends up in jail with two other men, Lak Apichat and Boo Wibunnan, who are pickpockets. They become friends. Released from prison, Lak and Boo meet Phi Kang (Adul Dulyarat), who has serious issues with ruffians led by Boonchai (Manop Aussawathep) wishing to buy his garden. There are gems (พลอยแดง) in his garden soil. His children are Sayan Chantaraviboon, Supansa Nuengpirom and her elder sister played by Ampha Pusit. Sombat is having two roles in this movie, i.e. Sio and Sia! Sia Songsak is another local ruffian and his mother is played by Chosri Misommon. Some people confuse Sio and Sia. Sio has to punch people mistaking him as Sia. Sia finally finds Sio. Fighting erupts between both of them. Through the fight, Sio kills Sia due to his strong fist punch. Each time he gets hit below the stomach, Sio loses his temper. Afraid of being arrested by police again, both Sio and Boo leave for Chantaburi. Arriving there, they are involved in another fight and befriend with young men. Boo brings them to work with him. Sio likes fair justice (รักความยุติธรรม). Ruffians propose a 5 to 5 fight. Rith Luecha is one of the fighters. If they lose, they have to sell the garden. Thanks to Sio, they win. Trying a last solution, the ruffians kidnap the two daughters. Even Saran, now able to fight, joins them. Through final fighting, ruffians are neutralized. Sio is injured while protecting Supansa. US movie Rocky soundtrack is used.

ไอ้ค่อม
ไอ้ค่อม

Year: 1981

Thai title: ไอ้ค่อม
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Porjed Kaenpetch,Sor Asanajinda,Lak Apichat,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

It has a scenario based on the tale "The beauty and the beast". An deformed man, hated by all, is helping an endangered young woman.

ทุ่งกุลาร้องไห้
ทุ่งกุลาร้องไห้

Year: 1981

Thai title: ทุ่งกุลาร้องไห้
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom

Some immigrants settle in a village in dry Isan (Northeast of Thailand) area. They are not welcomed by the already inhabitants. Incidents happen between the two communities. Who is responsible of these incidents?

มือปืน กระดูกเหล็ก
มือปืน กระดูกเหล็ก

Year: 1981

Thai title: มือปืน กระดูกเหล็ก
English title: Iron Bone killer

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Dam Datsakorn,Porjed Kaenpetch,Lak Apichat,Phairoj Jaising,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Thitima Sangkapitak,Supansa Nuengpirom,Moeifa

Thai movie Iron Bone killer / มือปืน กระดูกเหล็ก was released in year 1981. It is directed by famous action movie director Payoong Payakul. It lasts 1h56mn. While driving back from an underground casino, Kit Meka (Sorapong Chatree) finds a dead man lying on the road with a pod full of money. Kit gets shot and injured by two men but succeeds to flee after shooting them. Another car chases him. He takes refuge at a doctor's home but the ruffians do a rampage there. He finally ends up in a neighbouring house where a young enthusiastic lady welcomes him warmly. He leaves to go to funeral of his friend Phi Kamnan Pan. He meets Seua Tot (Nard Poowanai) and Moeifa there. Kit escapes to ruffians again and is rescued by a young lady called Pim. The ruffians' leader, Pho Luang (Dam Datsakorn), is upset that his men are not able to catch Kit named as มือปืน กระดูกเหล็ก so he has to be involved himself. Pho Luang's girlfriend is called Taorung (Thitima Sangkapitak). Porjed Kaenpetch, playing a policeman, is investigating on the ruffians' activities. Pim is the niece (หลานสาว) of Seua Tot. Lak Apichat is part of Seua Tot's team. Kit helps Tot betrayed by one of his teammates. Meanwhile Pim is disfigured and raped by Pho Luang's ruffians. Seua Tot promises revenge. Tot takes revenge on Pho Luang's mother. They also kidnap Pho Luang's wife Taorung and ask for 500 000 baht (ผู้นรก) ransom. Pho Luang and his men chase after them. They take refuge in a Christian village (หมู่บ้านศาสนา). Kit and Seua Tot's team diverge and split. Seua Tot’s team falls into an embuscade and Seua Tot is left for dead. Fed up to always been chasen, Kit decides to counterattack. Kit shoots Pho Luang's men and through a final fight, both Pho Luang and Kit fall from a cliff but only Kit survives. Ot (Phairoj Jaising) takes over Pho Luang’s illegal business. Some ruffians led by Ot try to kill Kit. Kit ends up facing the policeman Pat (Porjed Kaenpetch). Pat is former lover of Taorung and still loves her. Taorung’s heart is still split but promises forever love to Kit (ดวงเดียว). Meanwhile Kit only sees himself as a staff of Taorung. He meets Farung (Supansa Nuengpirom) and asks her father (Sithao Petcharoen) to teach him Thai boxing. Ot and his men decide to get rid of Kit. Pat chases the ruffians and ends up in a duel with Ot. Kit helps Pat before Ot can shot him. Seua Thot also saves Kit but dies, being shot by Ot. All ruffians being neutralized, Kit ends up with both Taorung and Farung.

ลูกสาวกำนัน
ลูกสาวกำนัน

Year: 1981

Thai title: ลูกสาวกำนัน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Sombat Methanee,Lak Apichat,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit,Thitima Sangkapitak

This funny movie is about Teng Mo, the daughter of a district officer.

ลูกสาวแม่ค้า
ลูกสาวแม่ค้า

Year: 1981

Thai title: ลูกสาวแม่ค้า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

A young feminine seller is in love with a Thai Boxer but her family doesn't want her to marry him. So her family tries to present other bachelors to her. The Thai Boxer becomes famous and is contacted to cheat a boxing match. As he refused, he is seriously injured by the mafia. Will their love story become a reality?.

ไอ๊หยา อาตือ
ไอ๊หยา อาตือ

Year: 1981

Thai title: ไอ๊หยา อาตือ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol

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An old 700 years old Chinese mummy is displayed in a Thai museum. Despite the numerous police guards, a robbery happens and the original mummy is replaced by a copy. A thief is injured during a shooting with police. The head of police goes to pick up his daughter Chim coming back from England at the airport and realises that her daughter's boyfriend, called Sak, has same face as the thief. Meanwhile the thief, called Kimtheun, dies at the hospital. The head of police wants Sak to replace the dead thief at the hospital so that his thievish colleagues come to free him and so the police will be able to locate the mommy. Sak cannot refuse if he wishes to marry the head of police's daughter! A Chinese descendant and owner of antique shop is the one to order the robbery. A thievish colleague comes to the hospital not to help Sak but no kill him in order that he cannot talk anymore. Sak flees and takes refuge in the colleague's car trunk. He arrives in Chinese Viharnra Sien shrine in Chonburi province. Sak has to act like Kimtheun and discovers that he has one older wife and two children. Sak doesn't speak Chinese very well. Hopefully he can argue that his head injuries cause him to lose memory. There is some light mockery of old Chinese customs in Thailand (boss with numerous concubines and much younger that the main wife, strong accent when speaking Thai, mixing of Chinese and Thai words Atia for father - Ama for mother, eat pork crazily). Next plan is to steal the Democracy Monument's two golden offering bowls in Bangkok. Arguments and comic situations happen when Chim finds Sak with the Chinese wife. Sak claims he is Kimtheun. Chim starts to be suspicious. Kimtheun's youngest brother knows well a Chim's friend so Sak is broken cover when Chim and her friends visit the Chinese shrine. Sak needs to tell the truth to Chim. Sak argues he didn't do anything with Kimtheun's wife as she cut off her husband's manhood before and gave it to ducks as Kimtheun was too unfaithful (Surgeons in Thailand have become experts at re-attaching things). Sak and Chim follow up the antique shop owner up to Baan Beung in his secret cave where he hides the mummy. Being discovered, the boss hides himself inside the mummy armour. Sak and Chim need to replace the false mummy by the real mummy before Chinese authorities find the trick. It would cause the father to lose his job. During the mummy inspection, the mummy becomes alive as the antique owner doesn't want to go to China causing a big fear to everybody. Finally Sak and Chim happily marry. Director Kumtorn Tubkunlai has directed many comedies related to Chinese culture background. It is similar style and gags as the Pink Panther movie.

ค่าน้ำนม
ค่าน้ำนม

Year: 1981

Thai title: ค่าน้ำนม
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Porjed Kaenpetch
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Naowarat Yooktanun,Wiyada Umarin

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It is a remake of the movie ชายผ้าเหลือง shot in 1974. The story is about the love of a mother towards her two sons, Khun Thong and Salika. Khun Thong, in self defense, shots Na khan, who previously killed his father 10 years ago and also injured his mother during a recent raid. The mother's love becomes painful because Khun Thong has become an outlaw. This movie has similar scenario to the version shot in 1974 but it focus more about the mother suffering. Na Khan's son used Khun Thong's name to raid other houses so Khun Thong has no way to quit. Khun Thong is a Thai Robin Wood and gives help to the poorest. Khun Thong is still a good son and keeps the money he robs for his mother and for his younger brother to enter monkhood. Rejected by both his mother and brother who refuse dirty money, Khun Thong decides to work as a peasant and carpenter to earn money from his hard work. But fate is against him. His girlfriend is trapped by Na khan son's gang, raped and killed. Khun Thong is accused again. 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 such a waste. He becomes an outlaw again to catch Na Khan's son. He wants his teammates to surrender and become good people. Finally he catches Na Khan's son, who recognizes all the evil he has done over Khun Thong's name. It is too late as her mother doesn't want to talk to Khun Thong anymore. Willing to die, he misbehaves a last time to force his mother to shoot him. Before dying, Khun Thong and his mother confirm their filial love and Khun Thong can grab Salika's yellow robe as his brother has become a monk. It is certainly one of the best role of Sorapong Chatree.

ถ้าเธอยังมีรัก
ถ้าเธอยังมีรัก

Year: 1981

Thai title: ถ้าเธอยังมีรัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Tukata Jindanuch

Cheut is a man deceived by love and women. He buys a car to go to South of Thailand with two friends he met by chance. One lady is called Nut, who has been deceived by a man also. Reung is a man who just exits from prison and goes back to the South, hoping his former wife is still loving him. Many funny experiences happen to them during their journey. During the progress of the journey, they start to forget the past and look to the future with hope.

กามนิต วาสิฎฐี
กามนิต วาสิฎฐี

Year: 1981

Thai title: กามนิต วาสิฎฐี
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Manop Aussawathep,Lak Apichat,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Thitima Sangkapitak

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It is about the love between the young people, Kamanit and Vasinee. It takes place in India 2000 years ago and features many songs. Coming back to his city, Kamanit is captured by outlaws. While pretending that Kamanit is dead, a fellow man convinces Vasinee's parents to give him her hand. Kamanit, who searched for the Buddha, hoping the Buddha would heal his broken heart. One night he met an old monk and sat talking to him all night because the monk seemed to be able to answer all of his questions. The next morning he bid farewell to the monk and continued in his search for the Buddha, without realizing that the monk he had been talking to all night was the Buddha himself. Even when he was gored to death by a bull, he still didn't realize who he had been speaking to.

บันทึกลับครูพร
บันทึกลับครูพร

Year: 1981

Thai title: บันทึกลับครูพร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Noppadol Duangporn
Main actress:

It shows the importance and abnegation of teachers working in Thai remote rural villages in order to intruct poor children.

หนึ่งน้องนางเดียว
หนึ่งน้องนางเดียว

Year: 1980

Thai title: หนึ่งน้องนางเดียว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Tharika Thidathip,Chosri Misommon,Marasri Isarangkul

Thai movie หนึ่งน้องนางเดียว was released in year 1980 and lasts 1h18mn. Maybe the movie was cut or censored as it is a short duration for a movie. The picture quality is average. This movie is remake of movie หนึ่งน้องนางเดียว released in year 1959. The mother is played by Marasri Isarangkul. The poor family adopts an orphelin Phayak on top of their current child Phayak. Many years have passed. Narit (Sombat Methanee) is riding horse with his fiancee Nathee. Suddenly Narit falls from a horse (ตกม้า) as a snake attacks it. He gets help from PlaiWan (Pissamai Wilaisak). Phayak (ณัฐ ไชยยงค์) is her brother, who is a hunchback. Narit seduces PlaiWan (คนกรุงเทพพูดหวานอย่างนี้ทุกคนหรือค่ะ?). Phayak doesn't trust Narit. While her parents are away to cure the father's heart disease, PlaiWan and Narit become lovers. Phayak blames his sister (ใจง่าย). The father, knowing that her daughter was too easy, has a heart attack and dies. Narit is back to Bangkok and promises to come back as soon as possible. A child is born but Narit is still not back so PlaiWan decides to to Bangkok. Chosri Misommon is playing a domestic helper. Narit had to marry Nathee (Tharika Thidathip) due to some debt towards parents. In front of Nathee, Narit ignores PlaiWan and his child (เลวกว่าหมา). Narit chases them. Back home, the baby is dead and the mother dies also. PlaiWan and Phayak burn the house and leave the area to start a new life. They settle in South of Thailand and make a living by fishing. An old sorceress predicts to PlaiWan that Narit will come back to her as a slave. A spirit (ปู่) tells to Phayak where a treasure is located in the sea. They become rich and buy a beautiful home. PlaiWan is renamed as Fatima. Narit meets Fatima but he doesn't recognize PlaiWan. They become lovers again causing Phayak's ire towards this (หมาป่า). Phayak is going overseas to remove his hunch. Narit meets Methinee, a business woman but he doesn’t realize she is PlaiWan (ไม่จริงจัง). Phayak kidnaps Narit to get revenge over him. He also lies to Nathee in order to seduce her. He tortures Narit’s body but also Narit’s spirit by telling his fiancee is now his! Nathee grabs a gun but Phayak shoots her. The police arrives and shootings happen. PlaiWan releases Narit as Phayak has gone too far. Phayak finally dies as he was willing to revenge PlaiWan’s honor.

ดอกโสนบานเช้า
ดอกโสนบานเช้า

Year: 1980

Thai title: ดอกโสนบานเช้า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Jatuphol Poopirom
Main actress: Penpak Sirikul

Pina (Jatuphol Poopirom) and Nuan (Penpak Sirikul) just get married. Pina is a farm owner and Nuan is a Bangkokian lady. Nuan simulates to be sick in order to avoid bed time with her husband and verifies if her husband really loves her sincerely or not. She is worried about a minor wife (เมียเก็บช่อน). They stay at countryside in a cow farm. Nuan learns that Pina sold 20 cows (เสีย20ตัว) to pay for the engagement ceremony. It is a big sacrifice for a farmer, so it shows his sincerity. They can become wife and husband (สมบูรณ์). Nuan beauty is well known during the district (เมียสวยเหมือนนางฟ้า). During a stormy night, they help a man called Pratchai, who invites them to Phuket to thank them. Pratchai is very interested in Nuan, who is a former model (นางแบบ). Pratchai is a swet man (หวาน). He takes profit that Pina doesn't know how to swim in order to invite Nuan for a boat trip. He tries to take advantage towards her but to no avail. Nuan is fed up by countryside life as Pina spends a lot of time drinking with his coworkers. She wants him to spend time with her and less with his friends. Similar to many other Thai movies, this movie features bad taste live vomit sessions in toilets. A young village lady is preparing food for Pina as he is fed up with Nuan's cooking style. It is too much for Nuan (เบื่อ). She quits (ลาก่อน) and goes back to Bangkok to stay with her mother. Nuan is asking to Pratchai a model job to cause jealousy to Pina. Pratchai invites Nuan to his home. He offers a ring to her and tries again to abuse her but Nuan doesn't forget that she is married. Pina is injured by ruffians attacking his farm. Nuan goes back home to take care about him. Pratchai comes to apologize so Pina and Nuan can live a happy married life. It is a polite romantic movie with particles krap (ครับ) and kha (ค่ะ) used between wife and husband, mother and daughter. Respectable expressions Khun Phujing (คุณผู้หญิง) and Khun Phuchai (คุณผู้ชาย) is used by farmers to name Nuan and Pina.

พรุ่งนี้ฉันจะรักคุณ
พรุ่งนี้ฉันจะรักคุณ

Year: 1980

Thai title: พรุ่งนี้ฉันจะรักคุณ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Jatuphol Poopirom
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit

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A man called Non helps a woman, called Oon, drugged by a taxi driver, who wants to rape her. Oon believes that Non raped her and flees. Non loves Oon but cannot find her anymore as she leaves for France. Oon's sister meets Noon and is fond of him. Non asks her in marriage. When Oon comes back from France, many confusions happen until love emerges between Non and Oon.

วัยสวิง
วัยสวิง

Year: 1980

Thai title: วัยสวิง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Jatuphol Poopirom,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Nipaporn Nongnuch,Tharika Thidathip

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Nout, a young female teen, is walking along the beach. She steals a golden Buddha necklace (สร้อยลูก) and flees. Et, young man from a rich family, helps as some people are chasing Nout. Nout plays a mute girl (แม่ใบ้), steals also his wallet and disappears. Nout lives with her mother in a shack. Her elder sister, Oon, is gone and left her young child behind. Nout sells sea jewels for tourists on Pattaya beach. Panoo, Oon’s sister boyfriend, writes a letter and refuses to recognize that he is the father of the child. Nout discovers that Et is Panoo's young brother. By giving back the wallet, she tries to find where is Panoo but Panoo has just died from a cancer. Panoo’s family is aware that Panoo has a young child and wishes to find him. His family publishes a newspaper article. Hopefully a neighbour warns Nout' s family so they decide to bring the baby for its good sake future. Panoo 's mother wants Nout and her mother to stay to take care of the baby. Et discovers that the wallet's robber is Nout, sibling of the baby. Nout refuses to recognize her faults (ใจแขง). She faces animosity from Anong, a domestic helper, who dreams to marry Et and also from Khun, Et's girlfriend (แฟน). Phi Sing is a rickshaw driver who loves Anong. A few verbal fights happen between Nout and Khun (ไม่ยอมจริงๆ, เรื่องหยุมหยิม). Nout is sent to school to finish her studies. Anong tries to push Khun against Nout so that she can have Et for herself only. Pak, friend of the family, has high interest in Nout (เด็กดื้อ). Et is upset as he loves Nout but cannot say it. His mother pushes him to marry Khun but his dream is to marry Nout. Anong declares her love to Et but to no avail. Pak wants to marry Nout and asks Et to be his requester (พ่อซื้อ). She needs to think about it. Anong is fired as she tried to hide the grandmother’s ring into Nout's room in order to accuse her of robbery. Finally Anong-Khun collusion is disclosed. To justify her sacking, she lies and complains to Phi Sing that Et tried to rape her. She soothes him as she wants to take revenge. Nout doesn't love Pak so refuses the wedding proposal. A modern lady shall marry for love and not for position (รักเหมือนน้อง). Anong and Phi Sing steal the baby and ask for a 100 000 Baht ransom. Jarunee’s boxing skills are well shown off. Following a fight between Anong and Nout, the baby is finally released through a fierce mud fight. But Nout and her mother decide to go back to Pattaya to avoid causing more troubles. Et drives there and ask Nout to come back to Bangkok as his wife. It is a typical romantic movie from 1980s decade. Jarunee always excels playing the upcountry girl that has a swift tongue and knows how to give witty and sharp answers.

รุ้งเพชร
รุ้งเพชร

Year: 1980

Thai title: รุ้งเพชร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Pissamai Wilaisak,Piathip Kumwong,Thitima Sangkapitak,Nantada Ngaokrajang

This movie รุ้งเพชร was shot in 1980. A first version of this story was released in 1961 with Sombat Methanee and Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng. The main actress is Thai singer Nanthida Kaewbuasai, who sings the famous song “มารักกันใหม่” during the movie. Despite being a grown up teen, Rung (Nanthida Kaewbuasai) still likes children games such as riding buffalo, swimming in river, throwing rock with a sling. She is the leader of small group of friends. Her mother hates Bangkok and doesn't want her daughter to study there. But her mother is sick as she has a severe pain in the stomach. She refuses to leave her home. Rung’s father died 10 years ago. The mother finally dies and Rung has to go to Bangkok to a mysterious uncle Phra's home. Her mother always recalled Rung that only uncle Phra helped her when her husband died. Uncle Phra is part of Bangkok rich society (ผู้ดี). Uncle Phra is married to Orapin. Orapin is much younger than uncle Pha and has a lover, who is bankrupted. Orapin is not very happy to see Rung arriving in their home and doesn’t understand why Phra wants to take care about this orphan (เด็กกำพร้า). She suspects than Rung is Phra’s daughter from a minor wife in Ayuthaya. Anong is Orapin’s elder sister. Yai is uncle Phra's son. He behaves like a high society man. Yai has already a fiance. Her name is Nit and she is the second daughter of Anong. They don't get along with Rung. Yai has just finished his studies and needs to be temporary teacher for Rung per his father's request. Rung always speaks frankly (เด็กบ้านนอก). Nit and Yai consider themselves as brother - sister (พี่น้อง) but Anong has other plans in mind and wants to get them married as Yai is very rich. Orapin and Anong are worried about Rung taking a part of the heritage as Uncle Phra is getting older. Rung is doing her studies at UAU. Yai is going abroad. When he is back and while being sick, only Rung takes care about him at nighttime. Yai starts to understand and see Rung’s kindness. Pricha, a family friend, has also interest into Nit and starts to seduce her. It is unveiled by uncle Phra that Rung is an hidden family member and child of a famous Thai aristocrat. Shine the jewel and its beauty is revealed... Yai asks Rung to become his fiancee by offering a ring. Anong and her daughter Nit try a last offensive to get Yai back from Rung but to no avail. Yai offers a necklace to Rung causing Orapin and Anong disappointment and ire. Phra agrees to divorce with Orapin but all his heritage is already transferred to Yai so Orapin will get nothing! Orapin and Anong decide to act. They organize Rung kidnapping. Anong tries to poison Phra's teapot but due to a maid mistake Anong finally drinks her owned poisoned tea and dies. Orapin discovers that her lover was cheating her with Anong’s elder daughter. Through hate, revenge they kill each other and finally police shots Anong’s lover. Yai and Rung can live happily. Nit and Pricha also. In 1980 this movie selling point was “Sorapong meets 6 leading actresses” (สรพงษ์ พบ 6 นางเอก - นันทิดา/นันทนา/พิศมัย/ธิติมา/ปวีณา/เปียทิพย์). This is typical romance movie from beginning of 1980s decade with an impossible love between a poor girl and a rich man. This movie features many famous Thai stars from 1970s-1980s.

สันกำแพง
สันกำแพง

Year: 1980

Thai title: สันกำแพง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Porjed Kaenpetch
Main actress: Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Penpak Sirikul,Thitima Sangkapitak

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Two friends, Som living in Chiang Mai and Daeng in Bangkok, are in love with two Chiang Mai girls. Following a dramatic misunderstanding, the two friends set apart as Daeng is wrongly accused of courting Som's girl friend and being responsible of her pregnancy. Disappointed by Daeng's behavior, Som marries Daeng's girlfriend, who is also pregnant. Twenty years later, their children meet in Chiang Mai. Will they be able to have a love story after their parents' failure twenty years ago?

เงาะป่า
เงาะป่า

Year: 1980

Thai title: เงาะป่า
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Prince Bhanu Yukol,Piak Poster

Main actor: Jatuphol Poopirom,Pinyo Parnnui
Main actress:

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This movie takes place in a tribe located in a forest. They have all a dark skin so are called "เงาะป่า" tribe. Sompla is a young fearless man skilled in animal hunt with blowpipe and knowledgeable in medicinal herbs and plants. The tribe is wearing clothes similar to South Pacific tribes. Lamhap is the daughter of the local sorcerer (หมอผี). The local sorcerer would like Sompla to become the next sorcerer as he is going older but Sompla refuses. The tribe exchanges goods from the forest with Thai villagers at the market. The movie highlights their everyday life in the forest, i.e. getting fruits and food from the forest, be aware of danger such as snake and tiger... It is a beautiful ode to natural life. There is a contest to shoot flowers and to win ladies hearts. Jealousy happens between Sompla and the village head son as both of them love Lamhap. Lamhap prefers Sompla but the marriage decision is linked to her parents. The village head wants his son to become the next leader and wished his son to marry Lamhap. After a misunderstanding with Sompa, Lamhap accepts to marry the village head son. The wedding is beautifully shot and it reminds about the other Thai movie "The old scar" (แผลเก่า), which also features portraiture of Thai culture and way of life though a romance. Sompa ruins the wedding night by making noise and sending rocks on their home. While the village head son goes out to catch the intruders, Sompla kidnaps Lamhap. The movie includes beautiful ambient light shooting with torches as the village head family is chasing them. Sompla and Lamhap flee and go deep inside the forest. They are tracked down due their fire smoke. A fight happens between Sompa and the village head son. The winner shall get Lamhap. Sompa wins by attracting the village head son inside the deep forest instead of fighting inside a clearing. Unfortunately another fighter shoots Sompla with a deadly arrow. Sompla dies and Lamhap kills herself over Sompla's body. This movie directed by the General Major His Royal Highness Prince Bhanu Yukol, a pioneering Thai filmmaker. He is the uncle of famous director Prince ChatriChalerm Yukol. Jatuphol Poopirom receives a posthumous Thai award for his performance as he died in 1981 in a car accident. The movie soundrack mixes a traditional and entertaining music. It is based on a novel (Romance of the Sakai) by King Rama 5. 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.

สามใบเถา
สามใบเถา

Year: 1980

Thai title: สามใบเถา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Supansa Nuengpirom,Ampha Pusit

A middle age father has three beautiful daughters, i.e. Thiep, Aew and Sa. They have been educated abroad. They get on well with Cherry, daughter of the house's maid. Happiness is daily present in the house. They play tricks to each other and rediscover Thailand (spicy food, usage of chopstick) after so many years abroad. Their father wants to send them to school to learn Thai customs and culture (เรียนเป็นคนไทย). They are not willing to go so Cherry teaches them. The father's best friend has three sons, i.e. Pol, Ten and Kiat. The three young men court the three ladies. The father decide to bring his three daughters to Chiang Mai to show them Thai countryside. The three young men also follow up. They go back together to Bangkok driving a van. A traffic accident happens. Aew is paralyzed and cannot walk again. Thiep becomes blind and cannot see again (มืดเกินไป). Sa doesn't have major injuries. The father believes it is linked to his karma and it doesn't change his love for his children. The three young men have only minor injuries. Thiep believes she has no use for society anymore. The romantic comedy evolves to a drama mixing happiness and sadness. Tensions erupt between the three sisters especially from Thiep. Before there were only smiles and laughters but now there is no more. Thiep thinks about suicide. Thiep rejects Sa as sister (เสียดวงตา - เสียดวงใจ) as she believes Sa is mean with her. The only way to cure Thiep is to find a eye donator for her. The three actresses provide an impressive dramatic performance with many teardrops. Sa wants to suicide in order that her eyes can be reused for Thiep. Thiep prevents the suicide. A donator is finally found by the hospital. The family is reunited and happiness is back. This movie is similar to a Piek poster movie with songs and reflection of Thai society with its good aspects and bad aspects.

เครือฟ้า
เครือฟ้า

Year: 1980

Thai title: เครือฟ้า
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Wiyada Umarin,Sarinthip Siriwan,Chosri Misommon,Marasri Isarangkul

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Thai movie เครือฟ้า (สาวเครือฟ้า) was released in year 1980. It is available under DVD format (1h49mn) and VCD format (2h01mn) released by former company Solar. During World War 2, Hoi is a military officer (นายทหาร) in Chiang Mai back from overseas. Hoi (ลูกผู้ดี / ลูกพญา) is coming from a high society family (Sarinthip Siriwan). Hoi (Nirut Sirijanya) meets a young Northern lady called Kreua Fa (Supansa Nuengpirom) at a traditional dance event. Chiang Mai is famous for the beauty of its ladies (เมืองคนงาม). Kreua Fa's father raised elephants. Local North people speak local northern dialect in the movie. Kreua Fa makes Hoi discover elephants’ life in the forest. A local old notable wishes to marry Kreua Fa. The notable involved in drugs trafficking wishes to get rid of Hoi. A plan is set up to have Hoi having a deadly accident in the forest with an elephant but Kreua Fa helps him on time. Romance starts between them. They finally marry following Northern traditions. As Thailand has declared war to Germany, Hoi needs to go back to Bangkok and then to fight in Europe. His plane is hit and Hoi lost his memory. Three years have passed. Champa has been taking care of him during his long recovery. Hoi's parents settle the wedding with this rich heiress (Wiyada Umarin). Meanwhile Kreua Fa has delivered a child. The evil notable kidnaps Kreua Fa's baby to force her to become his wife. Kreua Fa's friends use elephants to release her and the notable is arrested for drug trafficking. One day Hoi is invited to Chiang Mai to demonstrate Thai airplanes. Kreua Fa hearing the plane believes Hoi comes back for her. Hoi has the feeling he went to Chiang Mai before losing his memory (ความทรองจำ). The new wife is aware of Kreua Fa but hides the truth to Hoi. Officer Pla explains the truth to Kreua Fa that Hoi lost memory as his plane was hit during the war. Kreua Fa needs to wait. Kreua Fa tries to get suicide. Finally aware of a ball given by high society, she decides to find Hoi. During the ball, arguments arise between Kreua Fa and Champa but Hoi cannot remember Kreua Fa. Kreua Fa is so disappointed so she decides to kill herself. Hoi finally recovers his memory. While rushing to find Kreua Fa, he just arrives on time to have her dying in his arms. She entrusts her child to Hoi. This movie has been released in theaters before in year 1953 (Chalit Susewee and Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit) and 1965 (Mitr Chaibancha and Pissamai Wilaisak).

บ้านทรายทอง
บ้านทรายทอง

Year: 1980

Thai title: บ้านทรายทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Porjed Kaenpetch
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Tharika Thidathip

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It is a love story about a girl named Pojaman from a noble family who fights with relatives to obtain her right as the real owner of the castle. The fighting ends in happiness when she finds true love with the son of one her relatives that she is fighting with. This story has been made into a film and a television series several times in the past four decades.

พจมาน สว่างวงศ์
พจมาน สว่างวงศ์

Year: 1980

Thai title: พจมาน สว่างวงศ์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Porjed Kaenpetch
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Tharika Thidathip,Sarinthip Siriwan,Suphanee Jitthieng

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Two young new married people from Thai high society receive strong pressure from their family. The husband's mother try to persuade her son to divorce. The wife's younger sister wants to have a pleasant life without working. Will their wedding be strong enough to resist? This movie is the second part of "Baan Sai Thong".

บูญเพ็ง หีบเหล็ก
บูญเพ็ง หีบเหล็ก

Year: 1980

Thai title: บูญเพ็ง หีบเหล็ก
English title: The Magic Killer

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Phairoj Jaising,Lak Apichat,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Prissana Chabaprai,Suphanee Jitthieng

Boon Peng is a famous local spirit doctor (หมอชื่อเสียง) with known skills (เมตตามหานิยม, วิชา, วิเศษ). Boon Peng can see future and destiny (ชะตา, ดูจิต). Boon Peng and his clique take advantage of gullible people. Divorced ladies (แม่ม่าย) or young girls only visit him. One of them, Mae Na, disappeared. Thiu (Sombat Methanee) and lady Prin love each other but Prin's mother wants her daughter to marry Boon Peng. Mae Na's dead body is found by Thiu in a mysterious coffer (หีบเหล็ก) hidden close to the river. There is Mae Na's dead body in the chest. A Boon Peng's sbire was seen carrying the chest. Boon Peng's ruffians (ลูกน้อง) have arguments with Thiu, who distrusts Boon Peng. Thiu surveys what is happening around Boon Peng's House. Boon Peng asks to be Prin's fiance (คู่หมั้น). Boon Peng tries to use love potion (น้ำมันพราย) to win Prin's heart. Thiu becomes an adversary (รู้มากแล้ว). Prin cannot refuse as she needs to show gratitude (กตัญญู) to her mother. Boon Peng wants to accelerate the wedding date but Thiu decides to fight back (ต่อสู้สำหรับความรักของเรา). It is Thiu's real Love (ศักดิ์สิทธิ์) against Boon Peng's bad black magic. Meanwhile another Boon Peng's follower wishes to be her wife. Boon Peng has to kill her as she was threatening to announce their relationship to the whole village. The daughter is witness that her mother stopped at Boon Peng's house. Thiu arrests Boon Peng, who is condemned to death by decapitation. According to the legend swords couldn't cut his head (ดาบฟันไม่เข้า) until he accepts remorse (ชดใช้กรรม). This movie reminds of 1960s Thai horror movies ambiance mixing comedy and slight horror with frightening owl sounds. This movie is based on a real story, which happened during Rama VI period. A spirit doctor has many followers (ลูกศิษย์), who were mainly ladies. He killed some of them for their money and was throwing the bodies away hidden in a chest. He was finally captured and killed in 1919. A version of this story was done in 1967. Sombat Methanee was already the main actor.

ผ่าปืน
ผ่าปืน

Year: 1980

Thai title: ผ่าปืน
English title: CRIME TARGET

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Rith Luecha,Manop Aussawathep,Sahat Piempongsan,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Chatree (Sahat Piempongsan) and Boo (Boo Wibunnan), two rich men, take part to social activities implying donations. Chatree's wife (Duangcheewan Komolsen) is a former bar singer. Their relationship is not going on well. Meanwhile ruffians rob a jewelry. Police inspector (สารวัตร) Kampan shots them (จับตาย 3 ศพ). Manop, brother of two deceased ruffians, is upset and looks for revenge towards Kampan. Naowarat, new young female policeman, has to work with Kampan (Sombat Methanee) known as "pitiless gun" (ปืนโหด). Kampan has lost his wife during an intervention. Since that time, he is a lonely policeman and is well known to kill bad guys with one bullet only with his magnum 357. Naowarat's father is the head of Thai police. Naowarat just comes back from Chicago after high successful studies. Chatree is the owner of a nightclub but he is losing money. Outside the nightclub, two thugs try to kill Kampan but they get finally shot by him. Reut and Manop try to kill inspector Kampan again. As they fail, they flee through a school minibus. Without knowing it, there are Chatree and Boo's sons in the minibus! Children are used as protection (ตัวประกัน). The ruffians ask for a ransom of 10M baht that shall be carried by Kampan (มือดี). Kampan brings no gun but has a special watch in order to be located anywhere. Chatree is in fact Manop's boss (เจ้านาย). Kampan's watch is discovered and after some torture, he is put in a sealed hole with Chatree's wife and her lover dead bodies. Buried alive, Kampan escapes death thanks to some workers finishing Chatree's house canalisations. The ruffians ask 1M USD to the Chinese businessman against his son's life. Money exchange shall happen in a full football stadium but Kampan and Naowarat make their plan foiled. Reut is killed. Chatree and Manop bring the kids into a disaffected factory. Following his own son pleas, Chatree surrenders. Kampan shots Manop. Children are freed. It could be the Thai version of "Dirty Harry" as Kampan also does self justice. The Thai version lasts 1h38mn. An international version was also released by Filmark production and is lasting 1h30mn. The international name is "CRIME TARGET".

จระเข้
จระเข้

Year: 1980

Thai title: จระเข้
English title: Crocodile

Rating: 2/5
Director: Sompote Sangduenchai

Main actor: Nard Poowanai,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress:

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This movie could be the Thai "Jaws" movie. A giant crocodile is killing and frightening Thai people living nearby rivers. Two men, whose wives and daughter have been killed by the crocodile, decide to chase and eliminate it. Crocodile was be dubbed into English and given an international release throughout Europe (Sweden, Denmark, Germany...), Korea and in the United States. This movie is on the American Humane Association Unacceptable list due to a live crocodile being slashed with a knife.

ไกรทอง
ไกรทอง

Year: 1980

Thai title: ไกรทอง
English title: Kraithong

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sompote Sangduenchai

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Supansa Nuengpirom,Aranya Namwong,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Kraithong is an old Thai tale based on an aggressive, violent and male-dominated world. Kraithong movie is based on Thai traditional folklore story relating a love story between a crocodile and human beings. A spirit living in the river has the possiblity to change himself into a crocodile. He uses his powers to terrify the population by killing inhabitants and kidnaps young girls for his harem. His name is Chalawan (ชาละวัน). One day Chalawan sees the two daughters of a rich local trader and falls in love with them. The two daughters are called Takao Kaew and Takao Thong. He kidnaps Takao Kaew and brings her to his cave under the river. The father is very angry and recruits a crocodile master (หมอจระเข้) called Kraithong. He promises to give his two daughters if Kraithong can stop Chalawan. Kraithong finds the way to Chalawan's underwater cave. A fight happens between Kraithong and Chalawan. Kraithong movie raises the Thai polygamy theme as Chalawan has already crocodiles wives in his underwater cave but still desires human being wives.

กากี
กากี

Year: 1980

Thai title: กากี
English title: Kaki

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Toon Hiransap,Sor Asanajinda,Dam Datsakorn,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Beautiful young woman Kaki (กากี) is created from a magnolia flower by an hermit (ฤาษี) for the old King Prommathat (ท้าวพรหมฑัต). So Kaki becomes the beautiful wife of King Prommathat. One of the King‘s musician, Than (คนธรรพ์) (Sorapong Chatree), loves Kaki and composes songs to ease her heart. King Garuda (พญาครุฑ) comes down from his celestial residence to gamble with the King Prommathat in a dice game. King Garuda sees the beautiful Kaki and loves her immediately. King Garuda and Than love Kaki. Following a battle between Than and King Garuda, Kaki is kidnapped by King Garuda. King Garuda is a supernatural half-bird half-man creature living in a world different from the human beings world. Both the King Prommathat and the musician Than are sad. King Garuda visits again King Prommathat’s palace believing nobody knows he kidnapped Kaki. King Garuda is demystified by the musician Than. Following a poetry wording fight, King Garuda is defeated. The deity needs to send Kaki back to the human world. The King Prommathat is shocked to learn that Than and Kaki love each other. Kaki is sentenced to harsh punishment. Finally Than succeeds to find Kaki and confirms his love to her despite Kaki claims that she is not worth as she had three husbands (หลายผัว, เป็นกะหรี่). It based on a great Thai classical literature written by Jao Praya Praklang Hon. Nowadays in Thai language, the word Kaki (กากี) is still used to mention a woman, who has an adulterous behavior.

ภูตพิศวาส
ภูตพิศวาส

Year: 1980

Thai title: ภูตพิศวาส
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

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This movie is a modern remake of ภูติพิศวาส 1964 version with almost the same scenario but with more thrilling visual effects.

สิงห์จ้าวพยัคฆ์
สิงห์จ้าวพยัคฆ์

Year: 1980

Thai title: สิงห์จ้าวพยัคฆ์
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiyan Sorakrai,Dam Datsakorn,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng

Lek (Chaiyan Sorakrai) asks for his father's shares from Reuang (Dam Datsakorn). Following heated arguments, Reuang claims he cannot pay now and sent his ruffians (including Rith Luecha) to kill Lek. Lek succeeds to escape. Lek learns that Reuang is the one who kills his father and drowns his mother (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng). Reuang and Lek's father are former business partners. Lak Apichat helps Lek to recover from his injuries. Before dying, Lek's mother asks him to find his younger brother as the same pendant was given to both children. Kao, Hong Kong art martial performer, is used by Reuang as a bait to carry diamonds. Mona (หมีเซียะ) is a Hong Kong police officer looking for proofs against Reuang. Pha (Supansa Nuengpirom), daughter of Reuang, doesn't like his father job as ruffian (นักเลง) so she flees from home. Reuang likes Kao's skills (เยี่ยมมาก / ฝีมือไม่เบา) so Kao is used as a hitman (มือสังหาร) to get rid of Lek. During the fighting, Lek and Kao realise they have the same pendant so are brothers. They try to storm Reuang home at nighttime but face strong opposition. How can Lek and Pha stay together as Lek has to take revenge on Reuang (ฉันจะทำอย่างไร)? Reuang uses money (สินน้ำใจ) to corrupt officials. The three heros (Lek, Kao and Lak)) disrupt Reuang’s business. Reuang hires Keng, a strong kung fu fighter to get rid of them. Despite losing to him, keng lets them ago as he is a former friend of their father. Finally they attack directly Reuang and succeed to capture him. Unwilling to forgive, they put some explosives in the small cabana (ผีเฝ้าที่นี่) and flee the police. They finally surrender three days later and get a fair trial. The movie lasts 1h49mn. This Thai action movie mixes Thai and Hong Kong actors / actresses.

วีรบุรุษหนองตากยา
วีรบุรุษหนองตากยา

Year: 1980

Thai title: วีรบุรุษหนองตากยา
English title: Hero of Nong Takaya

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Lak Apichat,Rith Luecha,Chat Mongkolchai,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Suphanee Jitthieng

Thai action movie วีรบุรุษหนองตากยา was released in year 1980. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Piyamas Monayakol as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 1mn30s trailer is still available. Other actors include Manop Aussawathep, Lak Apichat, Rith Luecha, Suphanee Jitthieng, Chat Mongkolchai, Boo Wibunnan. During the short trailer, a few sequences can be seen. They are related to some fightings involving Sombat, Manop playing a hitman again, ruffian leader played by Sing Milinsasai and scolding his teammates… A partial summary is still available. Boo Wibunnan is an influential man buying coercively sugar canes from local farmers but at a much lower price than the governmental prices. He is helped by local subdistrict headman Ying (Sing Milinsasai), who is a former ruffian leader. Sombat Methanee is a doctor working at the medical dispensary in Nong Takaya (นองตากยา) village. Seeing the ruffians bad behavior, the doctor decide to help the villagers.

นายฮ้อยทมิฬ
นายฮ้อยทมิฬ

Year: 1980

Thai title: นายฮ้อยทมิฬ
English title: Nai Hoi Tamin

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sawin Sawangrat,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

It deals about the adventures of Thai cowboys sending cattle through Isan area to Nakhorn Ratchasima. Outlaws are waiting to steal the buffaloes. The "Nai Hoi" were historical local cattle merchants leading buffalos from Isan to the central regions of Thailand to sell them. This movie has an unique feature, i.e. actors use Isan language to speak. This movie highlights the life of rural people in Isan in historical times. A Thai TV serie based on the movie was shot in 2001.

ฝนใต้
ฝนใต้

Year: 1980

Thai title: ฝนใต้
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Boo Wibunnan,Sawin Sawangrat,Pipop Pupinyo,Adul Dulyarat,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Metta Roongrat,Duangdao Jarujinda

This movie is a Thai Tom Yum (ต้มยำ) western mixing action and comedy. Following a robbery, ruffians have to stop at a house to rest at night time and repair their car. They kill the whole family living there but the kid, called Yot, is only injured and promises to take revenge. He notices that the killer is wearing particular boots. Yot is rescued and healed by a Buddhist monk and doctor Meng (Adul Dulyarat). Twenty years have passed. Yot (Sombat Methanee) is coming back in the area to sell medicine. The area is under the control of mafiosi Lit and his thugs (Pipop Pupinyo and Chat Mongkolchai). Even local subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Cha (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) has difficulty to get authority from them. The district officer (นายอำเภอ) has been killed. The doctor Meng now indulges into alcohol to forget his worries. His wife, Busuba (Metta Roongrat), was deceitful and caused the death of his best friend. She is now Lit's girlfriend. A Thai country music (ลูกทุ่ง) singer (Sayan Chantaraviboon) is coming in the village and teams up with Yot. Lit (Sawin Sawangrat) tries to get rid of Yot, the country music singer and even local subdistrict headman Cha. Yot finds the 20 years old boots in Cha's barn so he believes that local subdistrict headman Cha is responsible of his parents' death. Various events (doctor Meng, Lit and Busaba die) happen until the thugs are neutralized thanks to Yot and the singer, who is in fact an undercover military officer. Remembering the Buddhist monk's advice, Yot doesn't do self justice and becomes the new district officer. It is a typical movie of end of 1970s decade with Thai country music songs, action, comedy, romance (Yot and Chewi (Supansa Nuengpirom), local subdistrict headman Cha's daughter), revenge. A previous version of ฝนใต้ was also done in 1970 already with Sombat Methanee.

ศึกคาราเต้
ศึกคาราเต้

Year: 1980

Thai title: ศึกคาราเต้
English title: Karate Dai Senso

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Dam Datsakorn,Chanee Yotchai
Main actress: Metta Roongrat

Thai Japanese movie ศึกคาราเต้ / カラテ大戦爭 / “Karate Dai Senso” was released in year 1980. It lasts 1h26mn. The movie was released under VHS and recently under DVD in year 2013. A Japanese lady meets a man called Datsu (Hisao Maki), working as taxi driver. She hasn't met him for years. He was a karate teacher and she was a school student. He finally trains again and agrees to overseas to verify the superiority of Japanese Karate over other Asian martial arts. Some people in Japan try to ensure he will fail. He comes to Hong Kong and falls in a trap. It is fighting Kung Fu vs Karate. He is attacked many times but succeeds to survive despite being injured. He finally defeats the black dragon expert. Datsu then comes to Thailand. Dam Datsakorn as King Cobra is a Thai boxing champion. Metta Roongrat is his wife. Scenes in Thailand show Nakhon Pathom, Damnoen Saduak floating market, huge billboards with Thai movies posters. Chanee Yotchai as hitman tries to kill Datsu as ruffians fail to defeat him. Cobra prevents the hitman to hurt Datsu as he wishes for a fair fight. The Japanese lady tries to prevent Datsu to give up fighting by offering her charms but he still goes. Metta tries to prevent Cobra also but he still goes. Finally the two men fight until death happens for both of them.

ไอ้หนุ่มหมัดพังพอน
ไอ้หนุ่มหมัดพังพอน

Year: 1980

Thai title: ไอ้หนุ่มหมัดพังพอน
English title: Fearless Hyena 3

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Jackie Chen,Bruce Thai,Luechai Natnat,Bolo Yeung
Main actress:

Thai HK movie Fearless Hyena 3 / ไอ้หนุ่มหมัดพังพอน was released in year 1980. It lasts 1h23mn. This movie features Jackie Chen and Bruce Thai. Jackie Chen has a very similar face to Jackie Chan. Certainly such movie wanted to take profit from Jackie Chan’s celebrity. Ruffians are looking for a jade. As the father doesn’t disclose the location of the jad, his son called Jackie is beaten by three men. Hopefully he is rescued by a group of two men and a young woman called Kailye. Jacky got the Flying jade embedded in his body so ruffians are chasing him. This stone allows the owner to fly and to jump very high. Kailye and her father, Luechai Natnat, train Jacky so that he can better defend himself. Jacky is stronger but not enough to defeat ruffians. So he gets help from other men (Bruce Thai). The ruffians' team includes Bolo Yeung. Jackie gets additional training from an old drunken master. Trainings take a big part of the movie. The movie ends up with a confrontation with the Snake gang. Jacky Chen, Kailye, Bruce Thai defeat the ruffians but Kailye's father dies. The dubbing is pretty poor.

เจมส์แบน 007
เจมส์แบน 007

Year: 1980

Thai title: เจมส์แบน 007
English title: James Band

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Lor Tok,Thep Thienchai,Pipop Pupinyo
Main actress:

A Thai man working for the government is killed while sitting on a rickshaw. Before dying he asks the rickshaw's driver to continue his secret mission. Many funny situations happen as the rickshaw's driver is not used to act like a Thai James Bond... Lor Tok and Thep Thienchai were two famous Thai comic actors. The full title is เจมส์แบน 007 น้ำพริกไทยเนื้อแท้ (James Band 007 the real Thai pepper).

เต้าฮวยไล้เหลี่ยว
เต้าฮวยไล้เหลี่ยว

Year: 1980

Thai title: เต้าฮวยไล้เหลี่ยว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lor Tok,Boo Wibunnan,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Suphanee Jitthieng

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This movie is a parody of Hong Kong Kung Fu movies that were popular in Thailand during 1970s decade. Thao Huay is a traditional Thai man selling healthy Chinese soups. His family is originating from China. Thao Huay's father gets beaten by some members of the Kung Fu school Snake Boxing (มวยงู) and dies. Aspiring for revenge, Thao Huay looks for a master to learn boxing and become a disciple (ลูกศิษย์). Meanwhile Thao Hua meets a young Thai lady called Waan, who is papaya salad seller (แม่ค้าส้มตำ). He has arguments with her in the local market (ตลาด) regarding a selling site location. Waan learns that her real father is Chinese so she goes to live together in his home with her mother. His Chinese father has already a wife so there are arguments who is the main wife (เมียหลวง) and who is the minor wife (เมียน้อย). The father is having a jewelry (ร้านทอง). Sompong, a rich young coming back from America, tries to seduce Waan but Waan still has a sweet spot for Thao Huay. A robbery is happening at the jewelry. Robbers hide the jewelry inside Thao Huay's palanquin. Thao Huay faces hardships during the training with the master. He learns the monkey dance (รำมวยลิง). This dance skills gets highest efficiency if the fighter is drunk also. Waan is kinadped by Kung Fu school Snake Boxing. Thao Huay is going to rescue her. With the help of his master, the Kung Fu school is defeated. Thao Huay gives back the gold and can marry Waan.

พ่อจ๋า
พ่อจ๋า

Year: 1980

Thai title: พ่อจ๋า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Settha Sirachaya,Sor Asanajinda,Witoon Karuna
Main actress: Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Thitima Sangkapitak,Chosri Misommon,Tukata Jindanuch

Yen (Thitima Sangkapitak) flees her family as her father wants to force her to marry a man she doesn't love. She wants to commit suicide. Yen is saved by Pon (Sorapong Chatree), a poor young man living in a slum. They live happily a few months and she gets pregnant. Her father finally finds her. She has to go back with him and leaves Pon. On her wedding day, Pon appears to take back his new born daughter to bring her up. Her name is Yuwadee. During many years, he works very hard to pay for her education and keeps secret his low society level status. Having financial problems following an accident, his daughter Yuwadee has to go back in Yen’s family but she is not happy. He finally succeeds to get Yuwadee back. Now becoming a TV serie star, her career is endangered by rumours about her father. Forced to appear on the stage, Pon insults and dishonors himself to avoid that his daughter career is damaged. Will Yuwadee reject her father? Yuwadee character is played by actress and singer Nanthida Kaewbuasai. A few songs are featured in the movie. Thai cinema often uses young actors and make them look older instead of using real veteran actors. This movie highlights the strong bonds between a father and his child. A first version of this movie was directed by Sor Asanajinda in 1957. Sor Asanajinda is playing Yen’s father in this 1980 version! Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng, who played as leading actress in the 1957 version, is also playing in the 1980 version.

ก่องข้าวน้อยฆ่าแม่
ก่องข้าวน้อยฆ่าแม่

Year: 1980

Thai title: ก่องข้าวน้อยฆ่าแม่
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

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

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The story takes place in Isan region, Northeast of Thailand, in Yasothon province. Local traditions are nicely shown in this movie. Molam (หมอลำ) music is played with reed mouth organ (แคน) during the village feast. Bald men compete against each other, head against head. This traditional game is called “Bald head smashing” (หัวล้านชนกัน). Isan traditions such as dances and music are featured. A mother has two grown-up children. She is always worried about them (ลูกแม่ เป็นห่วง). Thong is her son and Boonsi is her daughter. Thong gets seriously hit on the head during a fight and it takes him a few days to recover. Typical Isan ceremonies such as Bai si Ceremony (พิธีบ่ายศรีสู่ขวัญ) are shown. Villagers techniques to get red ants (มดอดง), to get small wood, to catch tree lizard (กิ้งก่า), to capture frog (กบ) or fishing methods are nicely shown. Life was harsh in villages with no electricity. There is only one season for rice so most of the time rice fields are dry. SaiBua (สายบัว) is a young village girl. Saibua and Thong love each other. Thong needs to fight with a young man called Sao as they love the same woman. Finally Saibua becomes Thong's wife but outside a wedding. Her family has no choice than accept (ยกให้). A proper wedding is organised. Sing and Boonsi do the same thing! The grandmother wants a grandson (หลาน). Thong loses money when playing game so making his wife and mother upset. Thong has a crisis and almost hit his wife and mother. Life is ongoing through the seasons. SaiBua is now pregnant. Saibua dreams that Thong’s mother is leaving them as she saw her as a nun (แม่ชี). One day the mother is giving alms at the village Buddhist temple. Thong is in rice fields using his buffalo to work on the soil. Saibua is at home doing chores. His mother prepares sticky rice for him. But Thong starts to be upset as he has no food to eat. He is very angry. He believes a little bit of food is given to him. Losing temper and without really noticing it, he hurts his mother. As sticky rice was compacted, it is in fact a lot and Thong is not able to finish it. He realizes too late that he has hurt and killed his own mother. He is a bad son as he hit his own mother. A trial (ศาล) is organized to judge Thong. He has done a sin (ปาบ), he is an ungrateful child (ความชั่วของลูก), an evil person (สัตว์นรก, ลูกทรพี). He gets authorisation from the tribunal to build a small pagoda (พระธาตุ) to host his mother bones (เวรกรรม). He works very hard under the harshness of a guard. The small food he gets is offered to his mum. The pagoda is finished (ขออิฐ) as a way to compensate (ชดเชย) his evil part. He has difficulty to get separated from his wife, child and sister but it is time for punishment. His head is cut. During the last executor dance, the executor reminds to Thong that there is nothing personal and it is just his duty to perform. This story ensures that Thai children always respect their parents and the pagoda is said to be located in Yasothon province (ธาตุก่องข้าวน้อยฆ่าแม่ จ.ยโสธร). This movie belongs to the same movie family as “A Child of the Northeast” (ลูกอีสาน) as it gives a realistic picture of Isan region. The movie picture is quite colorless sometimes.

หยาดพิรุณ
หยาดพิรุณ

Year: 1980

Thai title: หยาดพิรุณ
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Yodchai Meksuwan,Settha Sirachaya,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak

A Young lady, called Fai, gives her baby to a rich couple as her husband left her. Her husband is a rickshaw driver and both come from low fringe of Thai society. The baby is named Yat Phirun (หยาดพิรุณ) or Nam Fon as nickname. The new father loves her a lot but the mother Taisanee despises her. They have a second daughter called Nam Phet. Eighteen years passed. Takrit (Sorapong Chatree), young man, is frequenting the daughters. The mother Taisanee still believes Nam Fon is same as her real mother and so should have hot sexual temper (มีไฟ) as she is coming from a poor background. Nam Fon sometimes loses consciousness and forgets what she has just done. Takrit visits the parents' home with his friend Kiti. Nam Fon is sometimes crazy due to painful headaches as she didn't get any love from mother Taisanee (ใจร้าย). The father wishes to separate temporarily his wife and Nam Fon. Nam Fon stays at an aunt's house. Her headaches disappear but then come back. The uncle tries to take advantage of Nam Fon at nighttime. She hits him with a vase but doesn't remember. The uncle claims she enticed him but she refuses to accept a fault (รับผิด) that she didn't do. It will be same as lying (โกหก). Nam Fon is having a double personality syndrome. When she has big headaches, she speaks alone with a low society pronunciation (เสียงประหลาด). Her double personality is called Yat Fon (ผู้ดี - ผู้ต่ำ). She invites Kiti to go out willingly. Takrit meets her in a nightclub at the time Tiki was bringing her to a motel. He rescues her. As the uncle acknowledges his bad behavior, the father and Takrit know that Nam Fon has a problem. The father entrusts Takrit to cure Nam Fon as there is no help to expect from mother Taisanee. Takrit sends her to see a psychanalyst, who uses hypnotism to know the truth. Nam Fon has a split personality (วิญญาณหนึ่งดี - วิญญาณหนึ่งร้าย). Takrit thinks to marry Nam Fon so that she can be far from Taisanee, reduces her headaches and have the double personality die. One body two personalities. Nam Fon's father comes back after 18 years. He asks for 20 000 baht. Taisanee wants to send back Nam Fon to her real father (บุญธรรม). It is too much and Yat Fon beats Taisanee. Taisanee gives money to Nam Fon's father so that he can take her away. Yat Fon is back again and takes a knife to threathen Taisanee and her father. The man acknowledges he is a liar and not her real father, who died already. Taisanee loses consciousness and is sent to hospital. Yat Fon dies in order to be able to give happiness to Nam Fon. Taisanee acknowledges her mistakes and a new relationship can start with Nam Fon. This movie features soundrack from Jerry Goldsmith used in American horror movie The Omen. Pissamai Wilaisak plays swimmingly the bad mother role. This movie highlights prejudices over low society people.

ไอ้ย่ามแดง
ไอ้ย่ามแดง

Year: 1980

Thai title: ไอ้ย่ามแดง
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Chao Meekunsut

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Uten Boonyong
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Two young boys, Tom and Palad, are close friends. Following a game, one of the kid is injured. His friend Tom has to steal some medicine. The shop owner dies while trying to catch him. Palad becomes a Buddhist novice so they lose contact. Tom (Sorapong Chatree) is now a grown up adult. His girlfriend Malee is already promised to somebody else, i.e. to the ruffian Ying (Manop Aussawathep), by her father. Tom overturns ruffian Ying's boat and then announces that Malee is already his wife. Wedding is canceled but Ying promises revenge over Tom. Tom and Malee have real happiness and are living as farmers. Malee becomes pregnant (กำลังจะมีลูก). Malee is kidnapped by Ying's ruffians while Tom is working in rice fields. Tom wishes to have his child back (จะเอาลูกของกู). As Ying is good friend with the local district officer (กำนัน), nothing Tom can do. The dictrict officer's daughter called Boonlam (Supansa Nuengpirom) is upset by this. Ying has already a wife (Duangcheewan Komolsen). Malee refuses to eat. Tom starts to believe Malee abandoned him but he needs to get his child back. Tom becomes crazy due to sadness (เสียใจถึงเป็นคนบ้า). Tom with long hair is wandering around and acts like a child. As Malee's father becomes too disturbing, he gets shot by Ying's ruffians. While Ying is away, Ying's first wife stabs Malee as she complains Malee is taking Ying away from her. Being wrongly informed that Malee has delivered the baby, Tom only finds Malee's bloody corpse. He gets accused by Ying's wife regarding Malee murder. He gets the foetus baby from Malee's tummy and flees. Tom takes refuge in a Buddhist temple. Ying asks the district officer to catch Tom as he is a dangerous crazy man. Boonlam complains that her father better arrests those who made Tom become crazy. One of Ying's ruffian, a dwarf, tries to rape Ying's wife but as she resists, he stabs her and accuses Tom. Tom has become crazy and sings lullaby to the dead baby. He takes revenge over the district officer. One day, Boonlam is also agressed by the dwarf and another ruffian. Tom, mistaking her as Malee, saves her. Boonlam explains to him that the baby is already dead. She has pity of him (สงสาร) and washes his dirty bloody clothes. Due to a storm, she spends the night with Tom. Palad (Uten Boonyong), Boonlam's fiance, is an administrative officer. Palad is Tom's former friend during childhood. Boonlam wishes Tom to surrender (มอบตัว). A crime is done again by somebody wearing same clothes as Tom. Tom is accused again but finally Palad get proofs that Ying is behind everything. A tentative to arrest Ying degenerates in shootings. Finally Tom kills Ying but also cuts his own threat, unable to support anymore a life full of deaths (ในชีวิตมีแค่ความตาย). Boonlam has no time to tell him that he was declared not guilty by administration. Ai Yam Daeng (ไอ้ย่ามแดง) is a strong movie directed by Chao Meekunsut. It highlights corruption and dark influence impact on poor people like Tom. A new DVD from Happy Home was released in year 2012 but the sound is a bit unstable in volume. Sorapong delivers again great acting performance.

หลวงตา
หลวงตา

Year: 1980

Thai title: หลวงตา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Permpol Choei-arun

Main actor: Jatuphol Poopirom,Lor Tok,Rong Kaomulkadee
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Tharika Thidathip

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It shows the importance of Buddhist abbots in Thai society. A young man, without parents and who has always lived in temples ("DEK WAT" - เด็กวัด), is in love with a young woman. Her parents don't want a poor groom. Hopefully the abbot is here...

ขุนเดช
ขุนเดช

Year: 1980

Thai title: ขุนเดช
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Sompong Phonmitr,Pumi Patanayut,Somjin Thammatat
Main actress: Pornpan Ketmamatsu

Thai movie ขุนเดช was released in year 1980. It takes place in Sukhothai historical park area before it became an official park (1988) as there was still heavy vegetation around the Buddha statues. The movie lasts 1h46mn. This movie was only released under VHS in Thailand and Sweden. Two men are killed by Khun Det (Sombat Methanee) as they are digging in order to steal Buddhist artifacts. Ruffians arrive in the village and hire farmers to dig around in order to find relics. Village leader (ผู้ใหญ่) Sompong (Sompong Phonmitr) refuses to help as it is ancestor's' heritage so it shall not be sold to strangers. Sompong has a mute daughter (Pornpan Ketmamatsu). The leader (เจ้านาย)(ภูมิ พัฒนายุทธ) is looking for Buddha statues (พระสักองค์). Sompong informs the temple abbot that the ruffians even dig near old sacred pagodas but nothing the abbot can do (สัตว์นรก). Khun Det, aware, chases away the workers. Khun Det is then captured, crucified and suspended to a headless Buddha giant statue. Khun Det is rescued by Sompong and his daughter. Khun Det repairs an old gun (ปืนเก่า). As the ruffians are evacuating Buddha statues by boat, Khun Det sinks the boat thanks to his gun. It reminds the scene of Naresuan 2 with the King shooting very far away with a gun to defeat the Burmese king. The leader, seeing that Khun Det is bringing them serious troubles again decide to flee by car with some Buddha statues. Khun Det prevents him to flee by destroying his car and killing him. The father (Somjin Thammatat), in ire as his son is dead, storms the village with ruffians but is unable to find Khun Det. They burn belongings of villagers and threaten the abbot. The father destroys pagodas and tries to bury a big Buddha statue. Khun Det prevents them so the father finally calls Manop Aussawathep, a professional killer. He shots Sompong. This movie also reminds of western such as “The Magnificent Seven” with people protect villagers against ruffians as there is no police. Manop then buries men alive to force Khun Det to show himself. The villagers fight back. The father and his ruffians are killed. Khun Det defeats Manop through an epic final fight. It is a strong movie with violent deaths (heads cut as ruffians cut Buddha statues’ heads). Khun Det finally leaves. A Thai serie ขุนเดช was released in year 1999 with Phongphat Wachirabanjong. Another version was released in year 2012.

นายอำเภอคนใหม่
นายอำเภอคนใหม่

Year: 1980

Thai title: นายอำเภอคนใหม่
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Penpak Sirikul,Reuthairat Amatawanit

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In Northern Thailand, a district officer is shot in the back. He was fighting against illegal trees cut. It is the fourth officer killed on duty in five years. A new one (Sombat Methanee) is nominated. The new district officer understands very fast that a latent corruption happens and that local people (ชาวป่า) are expected to give gifts (chickens, daughter given as maid as a compensation of non paid debts...). The new district officer's adjoint is called Palat and is played by Suchao Pongwilai again with brio in the role of rogue officer. Sor Asanajinda plays the role of a brusque villager complaining indirectly regarding rampant corruption. His son Pol (Sorapong Chatree) is also very active. The minister who sent the district officer has problems with his own daughter, Nit (Jarunee Sooksawad), due to misunderstanding with his new wife. She leaves for the same village Daran Thong and becomes the local teacher. Nit has also medicine knowledge and has to face local fear of ghosts and sorcerer (หมอผี). Old people prefer using sorcerer instead of modern pills. Thanks to Nit and with Pol's leadership, the farmers ask for higher prices and debts resettlement to the trader. Local trader tries to corrupt the district officer but fails to do so. The corrupted subdistrict headman (กำนัน) and trader start to be very upset. They try to buy land as they know that a road will be built to the village but Pol asks villagers to refuse to sell. The subdistrict headman daughter Sophit is back from studying abroad. Palat is secretly fond of her. A young lady called Bukham is raped and killed by Palat. Palat accuses Pol with false proofs. Pol flees and discovers that many trees are cut illegally. Nobody speaks due to fear. The new district officer asks Pol to surrender if he is innocent. Pol's father is found hanged as he spoke too much (พูดประชด - พูดมาก) against corrupted officers. The adjoint uses local people to build the road at a cheaper price. Nit brings the villagers to the province officer to ask for full payments and she wins. Meanwhile Palat rapes the subdistrict headman daughter Sophit and strangles her. Pol's brother sees it and warns his brother. Sabin and Nit get attacked. Sabin is captured but Nit can flee. Nit and Pol come to help Sabin and bring Sophit's dead body to the subdistrict headman. This one wishes to kill Palat as revenge but gets shot before. Finally Palat gets smashed by a log in the illegal logging factory and the district officer helps to catch all ruffians. A school and hospital shall be built by the previous corrupting trader. The movie finishes happily, Nit is named school director (ครูใหญ่ใหม่), Pol is named new subdistrict headman (กำนันใหม่). This movie with social and meaningful messages also involves comedy and romance and not only pure drama. A new generation of government officials is here to replace the previous corrupted generation.

อุกาฟ้าเหลือง
อุกาฟ้าเหลือง

Year: 1980

Thai title: อุกาฟ้าเหลือง
English title: The Yellow Sky

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sor Asanajinda
Main actress:

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ChatriChalerm Yukol portrays environmental problems in this movie about the sea overexploitation in South of Thailand. Sam is a young fisherman living with an old man. Sam has a lazy girlfriend called Boonta. The old man has also adopted a young girl, Dookmai, 10 years ago when her parents died in a forceful storm over the sea. Such forceful storm accompanied with a yellowing sky is called อุกาฟ้าเหลือง. The old man lives in harmony with the sea and blames fishermen who uses grenades to catch fish. These grenades kill many fishes and destroy the coral, which hosts fishes. Once the coral is dead, fishes disappear. It is an easy way to get immediately many fishes but without thinking about the future impacts. It is forbidden by law but a local politician with the fishermen boss is preventing any changes. Boonta wants a better life and convinces Sam to leave the old man in order to work with other fishermen and earn more money. Sam is working hard on a big drifter with huge nets that catch big, small fishes and even species that are not edible. if fishermen catch small fishes, those small fishes can never grow and reproduce them-selves. The old man successfully succeeds to have the sea police to capture a fishboat using grenades to catch fishes. One fisherman group leader promises to get his revenge. Meanwhile the local politician and the fishermen boss have arguments. The local politician hires a hitman to kill him. The hitman knows Boonta since her youth. Boonta is seduced by the man as he is offering to her an opportunity to leave the South and go to Bangkok. They become lovers. The fishermen boss is killed but before his death tells everything to Sam. Sam repeats to Boonta, who then tells her lover, the hitman. Following a tragic chase in the mangrove, the hitman kills her and decides to get rid of Sam also. Followed by the hitman and the fisherman group leader, Sam, who is injured, take refuges in the old man's house. The old man, knowing that another forceful storm is coming, goes to face the hitman in order to slow him down. He dies but both the hitman and the fisherman group leader disappear within the sea due to forceful storm. Those who hurted the sea have been punished by the sea. It is certainly Sor Asanajinda's best role ever as an old fisherman respecting the sea.

เสียงซึงที่สันทราย
เสียงซึงที่สันทราย

Year: 1980

Thai title: เสียงซึงที่สันทราย
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Rating: 4/5
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Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Naowarat Watchara,Sarinthip Siriwan

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In North of Thailand, a mother has got two daughters, Pim and Kaew. Pim has been a prostitute and has now a new boyfriend. Kaew is in love with a poor peasant. The mother pushes Kaew to go to Bangkok during one year to be a prostitute in order to buy her a house and pay her debts. Pim tries to hinder her mother but has to go to Bangkok. In Bangkok, she discovers that her boyfriend is already married. She also discovers that she is sick with leprosy. Meanwhile Kaew follows her mother's order and goes to Bangkok to be come a prostitute. Pim's boyfriend left her and now takes care about Kaew. Knowing this, the boyfriend's wife throws acid on Kaew's face. Nobody becomes happy. This movie shows the good view (girls going back to their home with nice clothes, gifts to family, money to buy house) and the sad view (girls beaten by pimps, forced to have many customers and getting diseases). It also emphasizes the cruel dilemma, i.e. stays poor or loses dignity but becomes rich.




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