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THAI ACTION MOVIES

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Some action Thai movies (หนังบู๊) take place in Thai Chinese community.

อัศวินดาบกายสิทธิ์
อัศวินดาบกายสิทธิ์

Year: 1970

Thai title: อัศวินดาบกายสิทธิ์
English title: Flyer and Magic Sword

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat

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

ดาบคู่สะท้านโลกันต์
ดาบคู่สะท้านโลกันต์

Year: 1970

Thai title: ดาบคู่สะท้านโลกันต์
English title: The Devilish Killer

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat

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

พี่น้องตระกูลอึด
พี่น้องตระกูลอึด

Year: 1971

Thai title: พี่น้องตระกูลอึด
English title: Duel of Fists

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

หมัดสังหาร
หมัดสังหาร

Year: 1972

Thai title: หมัดสังหาร
English title: The King Boxers

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Nard Poowanai
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit

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

ยอดชาย
ยอดชาย

Year: 1972

Thai title: ยอดชาย
English title: The Roaring Lion

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit

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

สิงห์สยามถล่มคาราเต้
สิงห์สยามถล่มคาราเต้

Year: 1972

Thai title: สิงห์สยามถล่มคาราเต้
English title: Bloody Fight

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit

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

ยอดมวยสยาม
ยอดมวยสยาม

Year: 1973

Thai title: ยอดมวยสยาม
English title: The greatest Thai boxing

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

พรานเพชฌฆาต
พรานเพชฌฆาต

Year: 1973

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

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

เสือหยิ่งสิงห์ผยอง
เสือหยิ่งสิงห์ผยอง

Year: 1973

Thai title: เสือหยิ่งสิงห์ผยอง
English title: Spirits of Bruce Lee

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

เพชฌฆาตทอง
เพชฌฆาตทอง

Year: 1976

Thai title: เพชฌฆาตทอง
English title: Big Boss 2

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

สองเสือใจสิงห์
สองเสือใจสิงห์

Year: 1977

Thai title: สองเสือใจสิงห์
English title: Soul of Bruce lee

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

ศึกเจ้าพ่อซำปอกง
ศึกเจ้าพ่อซำปอกง

Year: 1977

Thai title: ศึกเจ้าพ่อซำปอกง
English title: Prominent Eunuch Chen Ho

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

ฤทธิ์หมัดไร้เทียมทาน
ฤทธิ์หมัดไร้เทียมทาน

Year: 1979

Thai title: ฤทธิ์หมัดไร้เทียมทาน
English title: Writing Kung Fu

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

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.

อั้งยี่
อั้งยี่

Year: 2000

Thai title: อั้งยี่
English title: Ang Yee

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Amphol Lumpoon
Main actress:

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This movie takes place in the 1940s in the Thai Chinese communauty. Two Chinese secret societies are confronting each other. This violent and bloody movie is a Taiwanese-Thai cinematographic cooperation.

เยาวราช
เยาวราช

Year: 2003

Thai title: เยาวราช
English title: Yaowarat

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Shahkrit Yamnarm
Main actress:

Bangkok Yaowarat district has so far been protected by mafia godfather Tong, with the assistance of Saleng as his right-hand man. Meanwhile, the Pahurat area is controlled by another gangster, Dada, and his close partner, Kaolad. The coexistence of the rival territories is shattered when Saleng and Kaolad challenge each other.



Some action Thai movies (หนังบู๊) deal about outlaws in 1940s and 1960s.

สุภาพบุรุษเสือไทย
สุภาพบุรุษเสือไทย

Year: 1949

Thai title: สุภาพบุรุษเสือไทย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Tae Prakardwutthisan

Main actor: Surasit Sattayawong
Main actress:

Supha Burut Seua Thai (สุภาพบุรุษเสือไทย) is a Thai movie shot in 16mm format in 1948 and released in year 1949. It is a lost movie but in year 199x Tae Prakardwutthisan (แท้ ประกาศวุฒิสาร), famous Thai movie director and producer, gave to the Thai Film Archives a lot of documents and films. It included 'Supha Burut Seua Thai' movie behind the screen sequence. It lasts 10 minutes. ‘Supha Burut Seua Thai’ movie took 3 months to be filmed. The movie was shot in Ratchaburi as Tae is coming from here. One highlight is festival and boats competition shooting in เขางู. It was projected during 28 days and earnt 300k baht, a record for that time. It was one of the first Thai movie after World War 2 and is considered as the launch of Thai movies successful era in 16mm format. Movie Supha Burut Seua Thai (สุภาพบุรุษเสือไทย) includes Surasit Sattayawong as main actor and สอางค์ ทิพยทัศน as main actress. Anecdote regarding the movie is that police has to stay all the time as real gold was used during temple shots and to avoid cameras to be stolen by potential robbers. Due to a lack of dubbers, Tae and main actors have to do the dubbing by themselves in Chalem Krung theatre! One session was for the critics. Good overall critics (dramatic, first Thai movie at same level as foreign movie, usage of festival and culture) were received. Advertising was different from nowadays, i.e. big billboards on the theater, van with billboard going around the city, posters stuck on walls. It was a big success first in cinema Chalem Krung during 28 days, then it was shown in other Bangkok theaters and then in countryside. At that time, a movie included orchestra music, comic shows with Lortok, Dokdin and Somphong. For the first Thai movies oscars in year 1957, this movie received two rewards. Another movie with the same title was released in year 1979 with Sombat Methanee. Many movies about Seua Thai were then released during the next years and decades. A short summary is a below. Surasit Sattayawong is playing a subdistrict headman called Thai. He is accused of having murdered his wife. He has to flee in the forest and becomes Seua Thai, a bandit. One day, he is helping a young lady aggressed by ruffians. She then keeps following him. Seua Thai then decides to take revenge over those who accuse him of murder.

สุภาพบุรุษเสือใบ
สุภาพบุรุษเสือใบ

Year: 1971

Thai title: สุภาพบุรุษเสือใบ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

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...

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.

2499 อันธพาล ครองเมือง
2499 อันธพาล ครองเมือง

Year: 1997

Thai title: 2499 อันธพาล ครองเมือง
English title: Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters

Rating: 4/5
Director: Nonzee Nimitbut

Main actor: Jesdaporn Pholdee
Main actress:

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Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters (2499 อันธพาลครองเมือง) is a Thai movie released in year 1997 and directed by Nonzee Nimitbut. Daeng is the son of prostitute and has been in violence cycles since his young age. The action takes place in decade 1950s with youth references such as Elvis Presley or James Dean. Daeng always kiss his James Dean amulet to get good luck and not a Buddhist amulet. Daeng, Pu, Dam, Lem Sing, Piek are close friends (นักเรียน / นักเลง). Daeng's mother would like her son to ordain (บวช). Daeng would like his mum to stop such job. He meets Pra, a bar singer. He refuses to do normal job and keeps trying in order to become a ruffians leader in his district but other leaders are already present so it causes clashes. Daeng gets a gun to get revenge. During an outdoor movie performance in a temple fair with an old movie featuring Sor Asanajinda, Taksin Jampol and Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit, Daeng shots rival thug. Issues then happen with Dam and Pu. Piek ends up in jail. Friendship ends with Dam and Pu. Daeng cannot choose his path but can fight it. Daeng helps his friend Moo Chiem to protect the blue moon bar in Chonburi. Moo Chiem wishes to open a casino (บอล) but he is then in competition with local headman Taek. Moo Chiem hires Pu and Dam without telling Daeng. Pu and Dam have arguments with GIs causing the casino to be closed ten days. Moo Chiem is killed by a hitman. Taek is suspected. Taek hires Pu and Dam to destroy the underground casino. Daeng and his team takes revenge over Taek but Pu and Dam succeed to escape. Daeng goes back home to fulfill his promise to ordain to his mother. Despite threats to ruin the ceremony by Pu and Dam, Daeng decides to go ahead. During the ceremony, heavy shootings happen. Daeng, Pu, Laem and Dam die. Daeng’s promise to ordain as a monk was only to please his mother. His heart was not really sincere so he ironically dies before being able to enter the Buddhist temple. Another movie in 2012 called Gangster - Antapal (อันธพาล) was released and involving same protagonists. It was not a remake but another view on the same gangster era. This movie has taken over 75 million baht at the box office in 1997, an amazing figure by local standards.

เสือ โจรพันธุ์เสือ
เสือ โจรพันธุ์เสือ

Year: 1998

Thai title: เสือ โจรพันธุ์เสือ
English title: Crime King

Rating: 4/5
Director: Thanit Jitnukul

Main actor: Amphol Lumpoon
Main actress:

Just after World War II, many gangs were active in Thailand. One gang lead by Seua was even robbing rich bad men to give their money to poor peasants. This movie deals about the police chase towards Seua. The former rocker turned screen star Amphol Lumpoon received Best Actor Awards for this movie.

สตางค์
สตางค์

Year: 2000

Thai title: สตางค์
English title: Satang

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Jesdaporn Pholdee,Sahat Piempongsan,Chatchai Plengpanich,Santisuk Promsiri,Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

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During World War II, some bad Thai soldiers stole cash money but they have to hide it. After the war, some Thai people, living in a slum but coming from different social backgrounds, learn about this and decide to take their chance and look for the money. During their quest, some people become jealous and greedy. Bad Thai soldiers are also still seeking for the money...

โก๋หลังวัง
โก๋หลังวัง

Year: 2002

Thai title: โก๋หลังวัง
English title: New Born Blood

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

This movie takes place in the 1960s featuring nice rock songs and costumes. It features a love story through the confrontation between two gangs.

2508 ปิดกรมจับตาย
2508 ปิดกรมจับตาย

Year: 2004

Thai title: 2508 ปิดกรมจับตาย
English title: Siamese Outlaws

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Ekapan Banleurit
Main actress:

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This movie is taken from real events of 1965, when a big market robbery occurred in Ayutthaya province. White Tiger, a notorious robber, teamed up with two gangs to carry out his plan. But teams betrayed each other before money sharing. A police inspector is then chasing them.

อันธพาล
อันธพาล

Year: 2012

Thai title: อันธพาล
English title: Gangster - Antapal

Rating: 5/5
Director: Kongkiat Khomsiri

Main actor: Krissada Sukosol,Phongphat Wachirabanjong
Main actress:

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Chot (Krissada Sukosol) defeats Saeng (Phongphat Wachirabanjong) in a one to one knife fighting. Dang and Chot take over Saeng's illegal business (นักเลง) such as drug, gambling, gold shop and prostitution. This movie offers a great 1950s atmosphere representation including old standalone theater (โรงหนังเก่า) with live dubbing. A few historical mistakes are present as posters of Sirikwan Nanthasiri (ภาพโฆษณาสุราไก่แดง)(1972) and movie poster of คนกินเมีย (1974) are used. Piak and Tong are working in the cinema and wish to become ruffians also. Four kings are holding the business. Poo (ดังใหญ่) wishes to extend his territory. Dang wishes to ordain for his mother (บวชให้แม่) but Poo is bringing trouble as he wants his own territory (ที่). Chot is the first to use a gun so the gangster period evolves from knife to gun (ยุคมีด / ยุคปืน). Chot tries to shot Poo but fails to reach his target as the gun is defective. Police arrests ruffians and jails them. Dang dies in a car accident while going to south of Thailand. Four years have passed. The movie highlights the booming industry of Thai cinema in 1950s / 1960s by showing big billboards advertising latest film releases. Police has taken over the mafia and being the one receiving protection fee. Chot is released from prison. Piak and Tong are waiting for him. Police is also waiting to put him back to jail. Chot keeps seeing the ghost of the woman he unfortunately killed while trying to shot Poo as his gun was built with poor quality. Chot has changed and is more receptive to small shop owners’ problems. Some scenes are shot in a cinema showing “Hao Dong” (เห่าดง - 1959) famous movie. Chot is not as inflexible as before. Despite kidnapping a ruffian leader for execution, Chot gives him a last chance to fight back. Oti is a new strong ruffian. Piak defects from Chot's group to join Oti. Oti is a bloody fighter. He even shots with rifle the police leader. Through final shootings, Chot and his team attack Oti and his boss. Nobody survives. The movie Gangster - Antapal (อันธพาล) was released in 2012. The movie Gangster – Antapal (อันธพาล) is based on similar characters previously used in 1997's Dang Bireley's and Young Gangsters (2499 อันธพาล ครองเมือง) but it is not a remake. The movie goes beyond Dang character and shows the real gangster era through Chot’s character. The movie includes past stories or souvenirs from elderly people.



Some action Thai movies (หนังบู๊) are war movies.

ซาเซียน
ซาเซียน

Year: 1959

Thai title: ซาเซียน
English title: Sasean

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Sukon Koewliam,Tawan Siriwat
Main actress: Raodee Sririwilai,Mom Chan Phuangwan

Sasean (ซาเซียน) is a Thai movie released in year 1959 and featuring main actor Chaiya Suriyun and main actress Raodee Sririwilai (เรวดี ศิริวิไล). The movie is lost in Thailand but a four minutes sequence as a trailer is still available. The image is still sharp and quite colorful. The short sequence includes war sequences, fist fighting scenes. Other actors include Sukon Koewliam, Tawan Siriwat. A lady is kidnapped but helped by a marine boat soldier. The movie is mute. No summary is available.

สิงห์สันติภาพ
สิงห์สันติภาพ

Year: 1966

Thai title: สิงห์สันติภาพ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Luechai Natnat,Adinan Singhiran,Boo Wibunnan,Tawan Siriwat
Main actress: Sopha Sataporn,Metta Roongrat

Thai movie สิงห์สันติภาพ was released in year 1966 and lasts 2h12mn. The movie is only available in mute state as the remaining film was in 16mm format only. Red berets soldiers including Adinan Singhiran, Boo Wibunnan and Luechai Natnat fight against each other in a bar due to a girl. Their boss เช้า asks them to stop. They go for a mission in the jungle. The soldiers team includes one lady played by Sopha Sataporn. While crossing a river, Sopha is dragged away due the strong current but Luechai is helping her. Fightings happen in the jungle. Leader เช้า is killed. Sopha becomes the new leader. Some men refuse to get a female leader so a fighting happens between Luechai and one soldier. Luechai wins. At nighttime another soldier tries to abuse Sopha but thanks to Luechai, she pushes back the attacker. Luechai and a soldier help lady Metta Roongrat being aggressed by blue berets soldiers while bathing in a stream. Metta guides them in the forest and helps them to make a piège to blue berets. Metta helps them also to push back a night assault. Romance starts between Metta and Luechai but it is bringing disappointment to Sopha. One soldier is injured and has difficulties to walk. They get attacked again and some soldiers, getting mad, lose their life by taking inconsiderate risks. Metta gets also killed. Lost, Luechai finally wakes up in a camp led by a lady (อัญชนา วงศ์เกษม). She is disappointed when seeing Luechai walking hand in hand with Sopha. Some red beret soldiers steal gems offered to the local deity worshipped in the village. Luechai gets accused but Sopha helps him as one of the leader (ทม วิศวชาติ), also loving the chief lady, despises Luechai. He is in fact a traitor. A final battle happens between soldiers. They finally reach the blue berets camp led by Tawan Siriwat. A few soldiers sacrifice their life in order to release Luechai. Finally the blue berets camp is destroyed.

วีรกรรม นปข
วีรกรรม นปข

Year: 1979

Thai title: วีรกรรม นปข
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Kecha Plianvithee
Main actress: Duangcheewan Komolsen

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

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.

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".

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.



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