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THAI ACTION MOVIES

Many Thai Action movies (หนังบู๊) deal with the Thai contemporary world (corruption, mafia, bad policemen, bad boys, politics, power, gunmen) and illegal business (drugs, underground gambling, smuggling, illegal felling of forest reserves, loan shark rackets, prostitution and slaves). The chiefs of Thai mafia are called "CHAO PHO" (เจ้าพ่อ). They deal with gambling, prostitution, drugs and so on... Some "CHAO PHO" enter politics, make big donations to temples in order to gain a new legitimacy. As they have money, their new aim is power. Some action Thai movies deal about confrontation between good and bad guys. In the 1980s, the villain change to be the local gangsters such as influential people (ผู้มีอิทธิพล) and god fathers (เจ้าพ่อ) who oppressed and exploited the poor. The plot lines were similar as they included heroes who fought for justice or took revenge against overwhelmingly powerful enemies. A popular plot is the hero, a poor villager, and his family who are bullied by influential people. The hero obstructs the corrupt action. The villains are local gangsters. At the end of the story, the conflicts are solved by the hero with the support from his friends or policemen to force the villains.

  1. Year: 1971
  2. Thai title: ลูกยอด
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sithao Petcharoen,Choomporn Theppitak,Boo Wibunnan,Pisarn Akraseranee,Preuhat Boonlong,Sukon Koewliam
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Wassana Chalakorn,Sopha Sataporn

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

  1. Year: 1974
  2. Thai title: คมเคียว
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dam Datsakorn,Lak Apichat,Choomporn Theppitak
  7. Main actress: Pawana Chanajit

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

The Iron Man
  1. Year: 1975
  2. Thai title: ไอ้เหล็กไหล
  3. English title: The Iron Man
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Sawin Sawangrat
  7. Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naiyana Shewanan

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

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  1. Year: 1976
  2. Thai title: แซ่บ
  3. English title: Top most
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chaiya Suriyun,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Dam Datsakorn
  7. Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naiyana Shewanan,Sirikwan Nanthasiri

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

Killer Elephants
  1. Year: 1976
  2. Thai title: ไผ่กำเพล
  3. English title: Killer Elephants
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director: Kom Akadej
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Yodchai Meksuwan,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Pipop Pupinyo,Dam Datsakorn,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Kom Akadej
  7. Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naiyana Shewanan,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej
  8. Trailer: View

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.

The Bug Man
  1. Year: 1976
  2. Thai title: ไอ้แมงดา
  3. English title: The Bug Man
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Chai Meekunsut
  6. Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Pipop Pupinyo,Dam Datsakorn,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Lak Apichat,Chat Mongkolchai
  7. Main actress: Tanyarat Lohanan,Piyamas Monayakol

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

  1. Year: 1976
  2. Thai title: 3นักสู้ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Sukon Koewliam,Pipop Pupinyo,Uten Boonyong,Boo Wibunnan,Krai Kanchit
  7. Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Moeifa,Duangjai Hathaikarn,Runglawan Sripatimakul

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

  1. Year: 1976
  2. Thai title: นักเลงสามสลึง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Songthong,Suriya Chinaphan,Somsak Chaisongkram,Kecha Plianvithee,Somphob Benjatikul
  7. Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Deuan Tem Salitul

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

  1. Year: 1977
  2. Thai title: รุกฆาต
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Sawin Sawangrat,Sukon Koewliam
  7. Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Tasawan Saneewong

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

  1. Year: 1977
  2. Thai title: ทางเสือผ่าน
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Choomporn Theppitak
  6. Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Nard Poowanai,Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Kecha Plianvithee,Chat Mongkolchai,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Choomporn Theppitak
  7. Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Naiyana Shewanan

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

  1. Year: 1977
  2. Thai title: 9 พยัคฆ์ราช
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Yodchai Meksuwan,Uten Boonyong,Pinyo Parnnui,Sithao Petcharoen,Somphob Benjatikul,Sompong Phonmitr
  7. Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Rewadee Pattaphong

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

  1. Year: 1977
  2. Thai title: ลูกขวาน
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Kom Akadej
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Kom Akadej,Dam Datsakorn,Choomporn Theppitak,Sahat Piempongsan,Kecha Plianvithee,Krai Kanchit,Chat Mongkolchai,Lak Apichat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Manop Aussawathep,Pipop Pupinyo,Somsak Chaisongkram,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Chana Sriubon
  7. Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Metta Roongrat,Rewadee Pattaphong
  8. Trailer: View

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

  1. Year: 1978
  2. Thai title: ชาติผยอง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Ruj Ronnapop
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Jatuphol Poopirom,Sor Asanajinda,Manop Aussawathep
  7. Main actress: Duangcheewan Komolsen

Plaew Suriyong (Sombat Methanee) is back to Thailand after many years in Chicago. His father has died. He is kidnapped by a mafia boss called Pa at the airport. He gets an offer of 1 million baht and one airplane ticket to anywhere in order to kill a politician. He shall be used as a hitman (มือปืน) and has 7 days to do the job. He still wanders who has killed his father, who was also a politician. People, who wish to hurt Thailand, killed his father. They now chase him also. Politics in Thailand is full of bad influence (อิทธิพล), corruption and murders through hitmen. A lady called Romanat helps Plaew to prepare the shooting and gets in love with him. The politician to kill is the popular Sarayut (Sor Asanajinda). Sarayut's wife was fed up with the risks linked to politics so left him 10 years ago to go to Italy with their young son. Pa lies to Plaew in order to have Sarayut killed. As Plaew's father was a politician, he should be the right scapegoat. During the political gathering, Plaew doesn't shoot Sarayut but his opponent. This causes Pa's ire and Plaew needs to flee to Malaysia. Plaew meets Lucky Jack (Jatuphol Poopirom) in Malaysia but they have to flee to Roma, Italy due to problems with police. Lucky Jack is in fact Sarayut's son. In Roma, Plaew seduces Maria that Lucky Jack also loves. As Pa threatens to kill Romanat, Plaew has 7 days to come back to Thailand. Maria loves Plaew but gets killed during a gun fight. Lucky Jack doesn't forgive Plaew. Plaew and Luck Jack go back to Bangkok to catch Pa. Pa sends Romanat as a gift to lucky Jack acting as local ruffian. Finally both Plaew and Lucky Jack love again the same woman, i.e. Romanat. Plaew learns that Sarayut is behind his father's death. Sarayut is also a nasty politician wishing to send Plaew to trial in order not to be accused of any collusion of the previous shooting done by Plaew. He pushes his own son to shoot Plaew. Finally Plaew shots Sarayut but get shot by Lucky Jack. This is a typical action movie from the 1970s highlighting the bad sides of the Thai politics.

  1. Year: 1978
  2. Thai title: ขุนดอน
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Chai Meekunsut
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Manop Aussawathep,Phairoj Jaising,Kanchit Kwanpracha
  7. Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Pawana Chanajit

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

  1. Year: 1978
  2. Thai title: เดนนรก
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Dam Datsakorn,Pipop Pupinyo,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
  7. Main actress: Pawana Chanajit

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

  1. Year: 1979
  2. Thai title: ไอ้ฟ้าผ่า
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sawin Sawangrat,Phairoj Jaising,Boo Wibunnan,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
  7. Main actress: Lalana Sulawan,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Ratchanoo Boonchuduang

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

  1. Year: 1979
  2. Thai title: โป่งกระทิง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Dam Datsakorn,Yodchai Meksuwan,Phairoj Jaising,Man Teeraphol
  7. Main actress: Prissana Chabaprai,Duangjai Hathaikarn

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

  1. Year: 1979
  2. Thai title: นรกแตก
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Payoong Payakul
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising,Dam Datsakorn,Kecha Plianvithee,Lak Apichat,Pipop Pupinyo,Boo Wibunnan
  7. Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Prissana Chabaprai,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Deuan Tem Salitul
  8. Trailer: View

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

  1. Year: 1979
  2. Thai title: แค้นไอ้เพลิน
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Pleun Promdaen, Tawan Siriwat
  7. Main actress: Wiyada Umarin
  8. Trailer: View

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

  1. Year: 1980
  2. Thai title: สิงห์จ้าวพยัคฆ์
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Chaiyan Sorakrai,Dam Datsakorn,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat
  7. Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng

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

Hero of Nong Takaya
  1. Year: 1980
  2. Thai title: วีรบุรุษหนองตากยา
  3. English title: Hero of Nong Takaya
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Lak Apichat,Rith Luecha,Chat Mongkolchai,Boo Wibunnan
  7. Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Suphanee Jitthieng

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

  1. Year: 1981
  2. Thai title: เจ้าพ่อภูเขียว
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Kecha Plianvithee,Lak Apichat
  7. Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Duangjai Hathaikarn
  8. Buy now: View

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

  1. Year: 1981
  2. Thai title: ยางโทน
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Payoong Payakul
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Dam Datsakorn
  7. Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Prissana Chabaprai

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

  1. Year: 1982
  2. Thai title: เสียงเพลงนักเลงโหด
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
  7. Main actress: Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Wiyada Umarin

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

Dangercity
  1. Year: 1982
  2. Thai title: ล้างเมืองคนดุ
  3. English title: Dangercity
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor:
  7. Main actress:

Rise and fall of a local Thai mafia chief

The Big Deal
  1. Year: 1982
  2. Thai title: ดาวพระเสาร์
  3. English title: The Big Deal
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director: Dam Datsakorn
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Toon Hiransap,Pipop Pupinyo,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Kecha Plianvithee
  7. Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Thitima Sangkapitak,Wiyada Umarin,Duangjai Hathaikarn

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

  1. Year: 1982
  2. Thai title: จ้าวนรก
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Payoong Payakul
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lor Tok,Toon Hiransap,Kecha Plianvithee,Dam Datsakorn,Rith Luecha,Porjed Kaenpetch,Lak Apichat,Kowit Wattanakul
  7. Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Wiyada Umarin,Thitima Sangkapitak,Reuthairat Amatawanit
  8. Trailer: View

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

  1. Year: 1983
  2. Thai title: นักร้องนักเลง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sayan Sanya,Rith Luecha,Tuanton Kammeesri,Krailat Kriengkrai
  7. Main actress: Pumpuang Duangchan,Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng

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

  1. Year: 1983
  2. Thai title: คาดเชือก
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director: Bandit Ritthakol
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Pipop Pupinyo,Nirut Sirijanya
  7. Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Mayura Thanabutr
  8. Trailer: View

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

  1. Year: 1983
  2. Thai title: ล่าพยัคฆ์
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sukon Koewliam,Sombat Methanee,Toon Hiransap,Rith Luecha,Nard Poowanai
  7. Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Thitima Sangkapitak
  8. Buy now: View

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

  1. Year: 1983
  2. Thai title: อีสาวบ้านไร่
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Lak Apichat,Sahat Piempongsan,Rith Luecha,Pipop Pupinyo,Chat Mongkolchai
  7. Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Nipaporn Nongnuch

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

  1. Year: 1983
  2. Thai title: แผ่นดินเหล็ก
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat,Manop Aussawathep,
  7. Main actress: Thitima Sangkapitak,Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Wiyada Umarin

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

  1. Year: 1984
  2. Thai title: แพแตก
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sayan Sanya,Porjed Kaenpetch
  7. Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Nanthida Kaewbuasai

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

  1. Year: 1984
  2. Thai title: สิงห์รถบรรทุก 2
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat
  7. Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Pissamai Wilaisak

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

Chom Phae 2
  1. Year: 1984
  2. Thai title: ชุมแพ 2
  3. English title: Chom Phae 2
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Nard Poowanai,Kecha Plianvithee,Chat Mongkolchai,Manop Aussawathep,Chaiyan Sorakrai
  7. Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon
  8. Buy now: View

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

  1. Year: 1985
  2. Thai title: มือปืนคาราบาว
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor:
  7. Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Wiyada Umarin

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

  1. Year: 1985
  2. Thai title: นักเลงสิบล้อ
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 1/5
  5. Director: Choomporn Theppitak
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Nard Poowanai,Lak Apichat,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
  7. Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Wiyada Umarin

Krabut (Sorapong Chatree) is a truck driver truck (สิบล้อ) coming back for his father funeral. A bomb exploses at the funeral. The host (เจ้าภาพ) dies. A lady called Pimchai is suspected. Krabut goes to a nightclub to meet Pim. She tries to drug him. Krabut discovers that she is linked to local kingpin Siasom. Krabut wishes to take revenge as his father's death is a murder. A few truck gangs are in rivality in the district. A local police inspector (สารวัตร) wants to clean the district from ruffians but it is not an easy task. Krabut meets Orasa, a young lady directing a truck company and transporting durian fruits. It is typical 1980s action movie with kung fu fights, gunfights, Luk Thung (ลูกทุ่ง) countryside music about trucks. Trucks (สิบล้อ) in Thailand are ornamented with many drawings and colors. Siasom is the local mafia head. He uses trucks to go to the border and sell weapons. Krabut seduces his mistress Naisa to get information. Police stops the trucks going to border. The mafia tries to corrupt them. Orasa is also managing a outdoor gold extraction company in competition with Siasom's associates. Challenged and overwhelmed by the ruffians (คุณจะไม่มีโอกาสเห็นขาอ่อนฉัน), she gets help from Krabut. Krabut and the police inspector find that Siasom's organisation hides drugs in logs and is also trafficking Vietnamese people. Ruffians are stopped following usual gunfights. Many great famous Thai actors are present in this movie but the directing is too weak.

  1. Year: 1986
  2. Thai title: เหนือฟ้ายังมีเซียน
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat
  7. Main actress: Nareerat Monsiri

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

Operation North Tour
  1. Year: 1986
  2. Thai title: ล่าด่วนนรก
  3. English title: Operation North Tour
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director: Payoong Payakul
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat
  7. Main actress: Prissana Chabaprai

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

  1. Year: 1986
  2. Thai title: ลูกสาวพระอาทิตย์
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 1/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
  7. Main actress:

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

  1. Year: 1986
  2. Thai title: สงครามร้อนรัก
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Porjed Kaenpetch,Dam Datsakorn
  7. Main actress: Wiyada Umarin,Moeifa

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

  1. Year: 1987
  2. Thai title: ฆ่าปิดปาก
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Sahat Piempongsan
  7. Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Sarinthip Siriwan

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

  1. Year: 1987
  2. Thai title: เดนมนุษย์
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram
  7. Main actress:

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

  1. Year: 1987
  2. Thai title: ลายพาดกลอน
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Suchao Pongwilai
  7. Main actress:

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

  1. Year: 1987
  2. Thai title: ล่าสุดโหด
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
  7. Main actress:

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

  1. Year: 1987
  2. Thai title: เพชรสลัม
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Dam Datsakorn,Krai Kanchit
  7. Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon
  8. Trailer: View

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

  1. Year: 1987
  2. Thai title: บินเดี่ยวเหยี่ยวพระกาฬ
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 1/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Phairoj Jaising,Lak Apichat
  7. Main actress: Thida Thidarat

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

The Pride
  1. Year: 1988
  2. Thai title: ทะนง
  3. English title: The Pride
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol,Mum Jokmok,Panna Rittikrai
  7. Main actress:

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

  1. Year: 1988
  2. Thai title: เพชฌฆาตสีชมพู
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep
  7. Main actress: Marsha

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

  1. Year: 1988
  2. Thai title: เพชรพยัคฆราช
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sorapong Chatree,Krailat Kriengkrai,Krung Srivilai,Tuanton Kammeesri
  7. Main actress: Pumpuang Duangchan,Apiradee Pawaputanon

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

  1. Year: 1988
  2. Thai title: ลำพูนแดง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Choomporn Theppitak
  7. Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong
  8. Buy now: View

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

  1. Year: 1988
  2. Thai title: คู่แค้นปืนเดือด
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Chat Mongkolchai
  7. Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

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

  1. Year: 1989
  2. Thai title: บ้าทะลุดิน
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 1/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha
  7. Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

Four men bloodily rob a bank and kill all guards and employees. They have long hairs. They are part of a mafia gang. Ayu, a former ranger, is arrested when buying medicine for his sick mother as he has also long hairs. He is accused without proofs and beaten by the Police to get his confession. He flees from the prison with another inmate. They are chased by the police in the jungle. Two mafia groups also affront each other in the jungle. One group is lead by a young lady. She is injured but rescued by Ayu. Unfortunately Ayu arrives home too late. His mother is already dead. His teammate is in fact a covered policeman who wants to trick the robbers. The mafia group kills Ayu's family members and catches him. The young lady is the daughter of the mafia group's boss that got killed recently. She spared Ayu's life. Ayu is rescued by the policeman but he decides to take revenge over the mafia group. Similar to a a Thai copy of Rambo II, Ayu carries a huge machine gun with ammunitions over the shoulder. A butchery happens with heavy spurts of blood. All policemen are killed. Everybody dies including the mafia leaders and Ayu. Not sure why Sorapong Chatree is playing in this serie B action movie but in 1980s, action movies were still very popular and all actors carried machine guns in those films.

  1. Year: 1989
  2. Thai title: หวยเถื่อน
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor:
  7. Main actress:

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

  1. Year: 1989
  2. Thai title: เหยี่ยวพระกาฬ
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha
  7. Main actress:

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

  1. Year: 1989
  2. Thai title: เลือดแค้น เล็ก นกใน
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Chaiyan Sorakrai
  7. Main actress: Pumpuang Duangchan

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

  1. Year: 1989
  2. Thai title: เหยียบเสือท้าสิงห์
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Dam Datsakorn,Chaiyan Sorakrai
  7. Main actress:

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

  1. Year: 199x
  2. Thai title: เจ้าพ่อ
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Bin Banleurit,Kowit Wattanakul,Krung Srivilai
  7. Main actress: Thida Thidarat

Subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Chom and businessman Anoon are in trouble as the former local head of the police is replaced by an incorruptible new police inspector (สารวัตร) Cheutchai (Bin Banleurit). Chom’s business is disrupted by this new police inspector, who shot some robbers (ปล้นตลาด). Thuan and Wet (Kowit Wattanakul) are local villagers facing Chom and its thugs led by Chat. Chom is coming from Phetburi and has an alliance with Chot (Krung Srivilai), his counterpart in Chonburi province. Both subdistricts headmen are also local godfathers (เจ้าพ่อ). Noot and Raem are the daughters of subdistrict headman Chot. Romance and nice songs are happening between them and Wet / Thuan. Chom uses bad influence (อิทธิพล) to buy land and houses through coercion. Chom wants to force Thuan to sell his land but he refuses. Cheutchai helps him on time to exit a difficult situation as Chat and his men were beating him. Sairong, Thuan's sister, asks for the police inspector’s help (ศัตรูกัน). Businessman Anoon often meets Chom and Ming (ผู้ใหญ่). Anoon needs to stop business with Ming as his ruffians hurt his own daughter, Tanya (Thida Thidarat), while trying to kill Cheutchai. Chom and Ming recruit hitmen to get rid of Cheutchai but it fails. Tanya and her friend Sairong are kidnapped by Chom's team led by Chat. Cheutchai is also captured while going to Chom’s house to know the truth about Tanya whereabouts. Thuan and Wet then attack the house. Following various fightings and shootings, all ruffians and corrupted subdistricts headmen are killed. As usual 16:9 movie put in VCD format cut the movie edges leaving a weird feeling sometimes when watching the film.

  1. Year: 1993
  2. Thai title: ทูตมรณะ
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director: Panna Rittikrai
  6. Main actor: Panna Rittikrai
  7. Main actress:
  8. Trailer: View
  9. Buy now: View

This is a low cost action B grade movie from director Panna Rittikrai including many kung fu and gun fights. Sia, businessman, uses his acolyte Arun to buy cheap land from poor Thai farmers. This land is close to a road so Sia could resell it to foreign investors for building a sugar factory and sugar cane fields. The local village head (ผู้ใหญ่) helps Arun to contact the villagers but another Bangkokian businessman called Kamnuan already proposed to villagers 150 000 Baht for one rai (ไร่). Sia proposes 200 000 baht now but decides also to use some ruffians. One villager, Tem (Panna Rittikrai), refuses to sell his land (ไม่ขาย) to Arun as he believes that Arun will sell much higher to somebody else. Normally the land is only 40 000 baht per rai so there is certainly a hidden plan. Sia's ruffians hit badly Kamnuan. They try to hit Tem but to no avail as he is very skilled in close combat. They then focus on weak villagers to force them. The mysterious masked hitman appears and kills four of them. Other ruffians try to threaten the village head. Tem beats them away. The masked hitman shots a few of them again. Sia is angry that his plans are wrecked. Kamnuan and Sia meet to find a solution to their business dispute but it degenerates into gun fights. Kamnuan is the one to have hired the mysterious masked hitman. Sia sends hitmen to kill recalcitrant villagers. Finally the masked hitman is Arun pushing Sia against Kamnuan in order to weaken them and get the whole deal for him. Tem warns the Police. Having got rid of Sia and Kamnuan, Arun is shot by the Police as he refuses to surrender. Such movie is precursor of Ong Bak movies with Tony Jaa. Panna Rittikrai is former B- pic maestro and stunt choreographer of Ong-Bak. A Thai TV serie on Channel 7 with same title “ทูตมรณะ” was released in 1990 with Sorapong Chatree, Sombat Methanee, Rith Luecha, Suchao Pongwilai and Jarunee Sooksawad.

  1. Year: 1995
  2. Thai title: คู่รัก คู่กรรม
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor:
  7. Main actress: Darin Kornsakoon

Two friends in love with two ladies are confronting to bad tough guys who have interest in the two ladies also. This movie features three songs of the singer "Nipon Yunipan" (นิพนธ์ ยูนิพันธ์)

  1. Year: 1995
  2. Thai title: โพธิ์หัก
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Somsak Chaisongkram
  7. Main actress:

Thai movie โพธิ์หัก was released in year 1995. The movie lasts 1h26mn. Pliaw (Sorapong Chatree) is a poor farmer married to Bua. They have a young boy. Bua is the daughter of Pho Kamnan, who has always rejected this wedding. Pho Kamnan finally finds back Pliaw and Bua. Unfortunately Bua, sick of pneumonia, dies and Pliaw is accused by Pho Kamnan of having neglected his wife. Pliaw and his son flee. They find a shelter in Phujai Ming's house (Somsak Chaisongkram). Pho Kamnan knows that Ming hides Pliaw but two friends of Pliaw chase the ruffians away. Sri Prai is the daughter of Phujai. She likes Pliaw. Pho Kamnan hires fighters to storm Ming's house. Despite resistance, Ming and Pliaw's friends are outnumbered and defeated. Pliaw decides to fight back (จะลุย) as he has no choice (พีไม่มีทางเลือก). Pliaw and his friends storm Pho Kamnan's house but he succeeds to escape. As often in Isan movie, some additional funny words or jokes are added in the soundtrack background. Crossed romance and jealousy happen with Pliaw’s best friend, who loves secretly Sri Prai. Pho Kamnan decides to get rid of Pliaw (ปิดบัญชี) and kidnaps Sri Prai to be used as a bait. The movie ends up with fightings involving Pliaw, his friends and Ming’s family versus Pho Kamnan and his ruffians. Ruffians are all killed. Pliaw can now enjoy a new freedom. This is a small movie (หนังฟอร์มเล็กๆ) from Isan area with Sorapong Chatree still being a main actor. Sorapong was the main actor of many Thai movies during 3 decades! This movie is certainly one of the last movies where Sorapong still has the main role.



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