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Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej (1949) - มยุรฉัตร เหมือนประสิทธิเวช

Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej - มยุรฉัตร เหมือนประสิทธิเวช
Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej
Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

This Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej movie page contains 24 records.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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...

35 กะรัต
35 กะรัต

Year: 1979

Thai title: 35 กะรัต
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

ไฟในทรวง
ไฟในทรวง

Year: 1979

Thai title: ไฟในทรวง
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

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

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

เสือเผ่น
เสือเผ่น

Year: 1978

Thai title: เสือเผ่น
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

ครูขาหนูเหงา
ครูขาหนูเหงา

Year: 1978

Thai title: ครูขาหนูเหงา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

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

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

โอ้มาดา
โอ้มาดา

Year: 1977

Thai title: โอ้มาดา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chana Kraprayoon

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

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

กระดังงากลีบทอง
กระดังงากลีบทอง

Year: 1976

Thai title: กระดังงากลีบทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chana Kraprayoon

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

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

มนต์เรียกผัว
มนต์เรียกผัว

Year: 1976

Thai title: มนต์เรียกผัว
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

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

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

พรายกินรี
พรายกินรี

Year: 1976

Thai title: พรายกินรี
English title: The Tiger Devil

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

ไผ่กำเพลิง
ไผ่กำเพลิง

Year: 1976

Thai title: ไผ่กำเพลิง
English title: Killer Elephants

Rating: 5/5
Director: Kom Akadej

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

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

เสาร์ 5
เสาร์ 5

Year: 1976

Thai title: เสาร์ 5
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

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

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

เหมือนฝัน
เหมือนฝัน

Year: 1976

Thai title: เหมือนฝัน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

สาวแก่
สาวแก่

Year: 1976

Thai title: สาวแก่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

สมิหรา
สมิหรา

Year: 1975

Thai title: สมิหรา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

โรงแรมผี
โรงแรมผี

Year: 1975

Thai title: โรงแรมผี
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

คุณหญิงนอกทำเนียบ
คุณหญิงนอกทำเนียบ

Year: 1974

Thai title: คุณหญิงนอกทำเนียบ
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Neramit

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

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

น้ำเซาะทราย
น้ำเซาะทราย

Year: 1973

Thai title: น้ำเซาะทราย
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Wichit Khunawut

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

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

ตัดเหลี่ยมเพชร
ตัดเหลี่ยมเพชร

Year: 1971

Thai title: ตัดเหลี่ยมเพชร
English title: Great Friday

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

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

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




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