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THAI FOLKLORE MOVIES

Some folklore Thai movies are based on crocodiles influence in Thai culture.

Crocodile River
  1. Year: 1965
  2. Thai title: แม่น้ำจระเข้
  3. English title: Crocodile River
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Lo Wei
  6. Main actor: Paul Chang Chung,Man Teeraphol
  7. Main actress: Lee Ting,Yaowaret Nisakorn,Malee Wetpraseri
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The tragic romance 鱷魚河 - "Crocodile River" is a Shaw Brothers movie filmed in Thailand. Thainess is present through traditional dance (รำวง) in the village, Thai boxing match and master honorific dance (ครู), floating market, Tuk Tuk ride through Bangkok including Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace, Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Bangkok zoo, democracy monument, Wat Pho and even the royal barges on Chao Praya river, Wat Arun, Pattaya beach, Loy Krathong festival. It includes three well known Thai actors, i.e. Man Teeraphol, Malee Wetpraseri (ป้ามาลี เวชประเสริฐ) and Yaowaret Nisakorn. Crocodile River was Lo Wei's first film for the Shaw Brothers studio. Crocodile River movie features Romeo And Juliet-flavored story. Families are against each other. Yodi (Paul Chang Chung) is the Romeo and Lee Ting is his Juliet. The two students love each other from across a river that is filled with crocodiles. Families are living on opposite sides of the river. Hidden secrets between both families cause fights to happen. Yodi’s parents try to push him to another girl but he is not interested. The girl tries to get his interest by using her sexy shapes but it is enough. Yodi swims across the river to be reunited with Lee Ting. Following a fight between Yodi and Lee Ting's brother (Man Teeraphol), Lee Ting cannot leave the house and her father removes all her clothes to ensure she doesn't going out naked. The girl's father uses saboteurs on his neighbors' property and they put fire in a barn. Finally Lee Tin flees from her house and swims across the river. Yodi helps her as crocodiles are converging towards her. But it is too late for both of them. Their death makes the two clans to pacify. Lee Tin’s brother seems to be Yodi’s father hidden son.

Crocodile
  1. Year: 1980
  2. Thai title: จระเข้
  3. English title: Crocodile
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director: Sompote Sangduenchai
  6. Main actor: Nard Poowanai,Manop Aussawathep
  7. Main actress:
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This movie could be the Thai "Jaws" movie. A giant crocodile is killing and frightening Thai people living nearby rivers. Two men, whose wives and daughter have been killed by the crocodile, decide to chase and eliminate it. Crocodile was be dubbed into English and given an international release throughout Europe and in the United States. This movie is on the American Humane Association Unacceptable list due to a live crocodile being slashed with a knife.

Kraithong
  1. Year: 1980
  2. Thai title: ไกรทอง
  3. English title: Kraithong
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Sompote Sangduenchai
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee
  7. Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Supansa Nuengpirom,Aranya Namwong,Duangcheewan Komolsen
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Kraithong is an old Thai tale based on an aggressive, violent and male-dominated world. Kraithong movie is based on Thai traditional folklore story relating a love story between a crocodile and human beings. A spirit living in the river has the possiblity to change himself into a crocodile. He uses his powers to terrify the population by killing inhabitants and kidnaps young girls for his harem. His name is Chalawan (ชาละวัน). One day Chalawan sees the two daughters of a rich local trader and falls in love with them. The two daughters are called Takao Kaew and Takao Thong. He kidnaps Takao Kaew and brings her to his cave under the river. The father is very angry and recruits a crocodile master (หมอจระเข้) called Kraithong. He promises to give his two daughters if Kraithong can stop Chalawan. Kraithong finds the way to Chalawan's underwater cave. A fight happens between Kraithong and Chalawan. Kraithong movie raises the Thai polygamy theme as Chalawan has already crocodiles wives in his underwater cave but still desires human being wives.

  1. Year: 1982
  2. Thai title: ขุนช้างขุนแผน ตอนปราบจรเข้เถรขวาด
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Sompote Sangduenchai
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Toon Hiransap
  7. Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Duangcheewan Komolsen
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This movie is based on the folklore story "Khun Chang Khun Paen" (ขุนช้างขุนแผน) but only on a limited part of the whole story. During Ayutthaya period, a middle age man, Master Taen (อาจารย์เถร), has strong magic knowledge (วิชา) so can seduce women through spells and can transform himself into a ferocious crocodile. His young apprentice (ลูกศิษย์) can also become a fierce crocodile. Young ladies Simala and Soifa are the wives of noble Phra Phi but Phra Phi spends all nights with Simala. Soifa becomes very jaleous and asks Master Taen to help her. Master Taen uses black magic incantations. Simala and Phra Phi get tortured like voodoo puppets. Due to incantations (พิธี), Simala gets a defigured face so that Phra Phi goes back to Soifa. Phra Chumpoon, Phra Phi's brother, tries to defend Simila. Soifa asks Master Taen for a love filter to force Simala having an affair with Phra Chumpoon so that she can be repudiated by Phra Phi. Nothing happens but Phra Phi nevertheless chases her. Phra Chumpoon asks for his father's help. The father, Paen, sees that his son is under spell influence. Soifa starts to panic. The king orders to arrest Master Taen but Master Taen and his apprentice become crocodiles to kill the soldiers. A reward is offered to catch the crocodiles. Paen searches for evidence such as wax effigy inside the bedroom. But nothing found as Soifa hides it well but Paen succeeds to find it and breaks the spell (พิธีแก้) for Simala. Master Taen sends an evil spirit to fight Paen but Paen's baby spirit (กุมารทอง) helps him. Master Taen is arrested by Phra Chumpoon. He refuses to break the spell for Phra Pi. Simala and Soifa need to show their purity (บริสุทธิ์) by walking without pain on hot charcoal. Soifa fails (ความดีต้องชนะความชั่ว) and is chased in Northern Thailand. The two crocodiles continue their rampage until they are stopped by Paen and Phra Chumpoon. Master Taen is defeated and killed by Phra Chumpoon. Characters are similar to traditional theatre "Like" (ลิเก), i.e. the leading actor (พระเอก), the leading actress (นางเอก), the jealous girl (นางเอก), the funny and hilarious supportive maids (ตัวตลก). This is another movie from famous Chaiyo productions and produced by Sompote Sangduenchai. This is the fourth movie including crocodiles killing human again. The previous movies were Crocodile (จระเข้ - 1980), Kraithong (ไกรทอง - 1980), Kraithong 2 (ไกรทอง 2 - 1985). As often with Sompote productions, it includes light salacious content, humorous dialogues and kitsch Fx (Yak flying).

Kraithong 2
  1. Year: 1985
  2. Thai title: ไกรทอง 2
  3. English title: Kraithong 2
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Sompote Sangduenchai
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Lor Tok,Lak Apichat
  7. Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Aranya Namwong,Supansa Nuengpirom,Duangcheewan Komolsen
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This time Kraithong faces a man, who has also the power to change himself into a fearful crocodile.

  1. Year: 1988
  2. Thai title: ไอ้ด่างเกยชัย
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Bin Banleurit,Dam Datsakorn
  7. Main actress: Ratree Witawat

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

Kraithong
  1. Year: 2001
  2. Thai title: ไกรทอง
  3. English title: Kraithong
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Vinai Kraibutr
  7. Main actress:
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This movie is a modern remake of "Kraithong".



Some folklore Thai movies are based on snakes influence in Thai culture. The snake is playing an important part in Buddhist culture (a snake or "NAGA" - นาค changed his appearance into a man in order to enter monkhood). Snakes can also be related to ghosts and spirits.

  1. Year: 1966
  2. Thai title: งูผี
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Prim Praphaporn

A couple is catching and selling snakes in Chiang Sen. The husband wants to catch a huge white snake (งูขาว) living in a cavern. Local people don't want to help as this snake is supposed to be a local spirit (งูเจ้าแม่). This causes his death and his wife's death. Only the young baby survives. The young baby is saved by local villagers and called Boonleua. She is educated with a younger sister called Waen Fa (Petchara Chaowarat). The movie takes place in 2453. Many young people died mysteriously. Phrakit (Mitr Chaibancha) is sent by Bangkok centralized Thai administration to enquiry on the deaths. During Songkran festival, he met with Waen Fa. Boonleua likes Phrakit also a lot and asks Waen Fa to help her. Phrakit inquiried on the deceased corpses but in coffins, bodies have disappeared and be replaced by a snake. A ghost appears to challenge Phrakit. A necromancer announces that the snake spirit was supposed to stay in the cavern. As he is now roaming outside, the spirit is killing young people. The necromancer doesn't know in which body the spirit is hiding. It is in fact in Boonleua body. Boonleua hypnotizes her sister Waen Fa to catch a young girl. Villagers believe the spirit is hiding in Waen Fa's body and try to burn her. Phrakit tries to help but he is overcome by the villagers. Boonleua, possessed by the snake spirit, kills her father who tried to save Waen Fa. Only a monk can save them by confirming that Waen Fa is not possessed by the spirit. The monk confirms that Boonleua is the one to be possessed and asks Waen Fa to put a magic necklace around her neck to neutralize the spirit. Waen Fa has pity on her sister and asks her to promise stop killing people. She does promise but fails to do so. She seduces Phrakit same as Demon Mara tactics, hypnotizes Phrakit and brings him in her cave to stay as her husband. The second part of the movie is less interesting and is mainly a forward and backward chase between the snake spirit, Waen Fa and Prakit. This old movie has a new soundtrack but a damaged image. Colors are partially gone.

Snake Queen
  1. Year: 1972
  2. Thai title: แม่งู
  3. English title: Snake Queen
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Ruj Ronnapop,Sithao Petcharoen,Sukon Koewliam,Lor Tok,Sawin Sawangrat,Krai Kanchit
  7. Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat,Prim Praphaporn,Sasima Singsiri
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Booloi and Chom are chased by ruffians. They take refuge in the snake cave (ถ้ำแม่งูสักศีษ). Booloi is pregnant. Ruffians flee as the snake cave has bad reputation. Chom loses trace of his wife. Some snakes transform themselves into young ladies and help Booloi to deliver a baby girl called Haofa. 18 years have passed. Haofa (Aranya Namwong) is now a grown up adult. Haofa still misses her parents. The snake queen selects her as the next queen. This decision makes Haodam (Metta Roongrat) upset. There are fights between ladies during Haofa's crowning. The snake kingdom only includes young ladies and an old sorceress (แม่มด). No men in the cave. In Bangkok, a young man called Tira wishes to ask for young lady Mareudi’s hand. Some ruffians, specialized in human trade overseas (รับแขก), keep asking Mareudi to join them for a trip to Japan. She always refuses. Tira’s boss called Phanom (Chaiya Suriyun) is playing the matchmaker (เฒ่าแก่) for Pira. Phanom and Pira go to Mae Sai for scientific studies. The ruffians are also going in Mae Sai area to recruit young girls. Ruffians hear about a place near a waterfall with many beautiful girls swimming. So they are hanging around as beautiful girls have been seen bathing. The girls are then attacked by the ruffians but Phanom, being around, is helping and protecting Ho Hua. They are snakes but Haofa is an human being. A romance is starting between Phanom and Haofa but he cannot go in the cave as it is guarded by snakes. Haodam discloses the incident to the snake queen. According to the snake Queen’s rules, nobody is allowed to meet human beings. Chom is accompanying Phanom and is still longing for his lost wife and baby. There is a funny interlude when veteran comic actor, Sithao Petcharoen, is tortured by a fat amazon. Phanom is captured when entering the cave. The Snake Queen condemns him to death but Haofa helps him to flee. Meanwhile snake hunters are back again to attack the hill around the cave. The ruffians are using experts (Lor Tok! Sukon Koewliam!) able to catch snakes (หมองู). Comic sequences happen as they are all useless to charm snakes. The ruffians finally capture the snake girls and the Queen is even shot. The end of the snake kingdom is a disaster. Phanom promises to take care of Haofa and helps to find her father. Haofa wishes to release her other snake sisters. The ruffians try to abuse the snake girls and use them as prostitutes but they transform themselves into venomous snakes. Police finally catches all the ruffians but it is too late as all snakes have been killed. Snakes are really killed and cut in this movie. Only one snake girl, Haodong, survives and she goes back to the snake cave. Haofa is finally reunited with her father. This movie can also be found under Chinese name "蛇國女王'' in China and distributed by Great China Film Co (H.K.). Different character names are used in the Chinese version (Ng Chung for Phanom, Ho Hua for Haofa, Hsiao Hua for Haodam, Chung Shan for Chom, Mei lee for Booloi). The original Thai version of แม่งู lasts 2 hours 50 minutes. The Chinese version has been reduced to 1h30mn only. “Once upon the west” soundtrack is used in the Chinese version. All songs have cut in the Chinese version. Similar to many 1960-1970s Thai movies, it features a long running time and a dozen of songs.

Ghost Snake Queen
  1. Year: 1984
  2. Thai title: นางพญางูผี
  3. English title: Ghost Snake Queen
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Sor Asanajinda
  7. Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Pornpan Ketmamatsu

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

MaeBia
  1. Year: 1989
  2. Thai title: แม่เบี้ย
  3. English title: MaeBia
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol,Sor Asanajinda
  7. Main actress: Passorn Boonyakiat,Apiradee Pawaputanon
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Mekhala is a rural young attractive lady living in a old house. Tourists groups are frequently visiting the house to buy local products. Chanachol, urban educated businessman, is visiting the house and there is an immediate match between Mekhala and him. Mekhala is living with Pa, Lung and a little girl. The previous owners of the house and their child drowned but the corpse of the child was never found. Chanachol has the feeling that he already comes before in this old house. Chanachol is already married and have two children. Finally Chanachol has a liaison with Mekhala. A supernatural jaleous cobra is protecting Maekala. The cobra tries to send Chanachol away but Mekhala refuses and protects Chanachol against the snake. Phot, a local resident, also wishes to marry Mekhala but she refuses. The cobra sends him away. Phot comes back to Mekhala's house in order to catch and kill the cobra. He gets bitten and dies. Meanwhile Chanachon's wife realises that her husband has an extra-marital affair. She tries to threathen Mekhala. Still loving strongly Chanachon, Mekhala decides to break with him in order not to wreck his family. Chanachol cannot stand this separation and go back to the old house. On the way back, the cobra makes him fall from the boat and he drowns. It seems that Mekhala's previous suitors ended up dead and a new one is already courting Mekhala...

  1. Year: 1993
  2. Thai title: พญาแม่เบี้ย
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Mum Jokmok
  7. Main actress:
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A local bad guy wants to force a Thai lady to be her wife. Hopefully a snake is protecting the woman.

  1. Year: 1994
  2. Thai title: เมียงู
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 1/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor:
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Pai has a wife called Kwan. But Pai is also married to Chon and has one daughter. Kwan gets abused by a snake and becomes a "snake wife" (เมียงู). A bad local villager wants to abuse Kwan when Pai is away but the snake protects her. A second villager dies also so all the villagers do a snake battue to kill it. Villagers even use an Indian snake charmer but to no avail. Kwan protects the snake against the villagers. Finally Kwan and Chon meets each other accidentally. Pai is in trouble. Pai has decided to take a second wife as he couldn't get a child with the first one. Chon gets bit by the snake but a monk amulet protects her. Chon and Kwan meet each other again and fight. Pai needs to choose. Kwan had a lover in her previous life but he got killed as Kwan's family rejected this union. The lover has reincarnated into a snake that now protects Kwan. Pai and Chon uses a sorcerer to kill the snake but as their daughter was the reincarnation of the man who killed Kwan's lover in previous life, she also died. Visual effects are very bad. This movie is putting the stress on Buddhist karma and the consequences of previous acts.

  1. Year: 1995
  2. Thai title: งูเก็งกอง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor:
  7. Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong

A woman is courted by a giant snake. The baby born from their love has hair made of small snakes. Local villagers disdain the mother and her daughter. The daughter grows and becomes a beautiful woman. Will she ever be happy and find the true love?

MaeBia
  1. Year: 2001
  2. Thai title: แม่เบี้ย
  3. English title: MaeBia
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor:
  7. Main actress: Mamee Nakprasitte

A married man has a liaison with a woman, who is protected by a jealous supernatural snake. This passion is fatal for all. This movie is a remake of the previous movie แม่เบี้ย shot in year 1989.

Ngu Keng Kong
  1. Year: 2001
  2. Thai title: งูเก็งกอง
  3. English title: Ngu Keng Kong
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director: Fai Sam Ang
  6. Main actor: Vinai Kraibutr
  7. Main actress: Pich Chanboramey
  8. Trailer: View

Ngu Keng Kong is actually a joint production between Khmer and Thai. It was directed by Fai Sam Ang, who is Khmer, but was filmed by a Thai production. The main actor, Vinai Kraibutr, in the movie is Thai. In 2001, it was the first full-length feature film to be produced in Cambodia since the Khmer Rouge era (first movie in 30 years). The film was said to be the remake of the 1970s film. In 1970 Cambodia released a movie, starring Mr. Chea Yuththorn and Mrs. Dy Saveth, based on a folk legend in which a woman is courted by a giant snake. The baby born from their love has hair made of small snakes. Local villagers disdain the mother and her daughter. It was a big hit in Cambodia and Thailand. Later on, a few Thai movies (งูเก็งกอง) were 'remakes' of the original Cambodian movie. Nee and Manop are married together and have a daughter. Nee is having a lover, who has a snake shape (งูเจ้า), while her husband, Manop, is out to town. She finally gets pregnant. The husband comes back and is informed about the snake by his daughter. Manop kills the snake thanks to his daughter's feedback. In anger, he then cuts his wife's stomach and snakes go out of it. He also kills them except one. He then slips and dies. The survival baby snake is rescued by a Brahmin. It becomes an human and is named Suriya (โสรยา). When growing up, Suriya has snake hairs. The brahmin gives her a magic ring to transform her snake hair into normal hair. If she loses her virginity, she will become a snake again. With being an adult, she meets a nice and handsome man called Veaha (เวหา). Love merges between Suriya and Veaha but Ranee (รานี), Veaha's fiancee, and her mother try to stop Suriya by all means such as using a ruffian to rape her, filter potions or a sorcerer (หมอผี) to fight the brahmin. This movie is similar to 1980s Thai movies with a handsome leading actor, a beautiful leading actress, the jealous girl and her mother intriging to break the relationship with them. The movie of course ends happily with the bad people being punished. Suriya and Veaha can live in peace.

Deep in the Jungle
  1. Year: 2008
  2. Thai title: ปาฏิหาริย์รักต่างพันธุ์
  3. English title: Deep in the Jungle
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Jesdaporn Pholdee
  7. Main actress:
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Nawin, an army secret service agent is protecting a young woman called Jin. She is chased by men from International forces lead by a felon guy. She is extracted from a Myanmar village and separated from her brother. Jin and her brother are undergoing a strange transformation within their body as her blood circulates through mutation. The International forces are after the young woman only. The felon guy claims they are not human, being a half breed mix between animal and human. Being followed up in Bangkok, Nawin helps her to escape the felon guy and its strong men. Nawin has pity for Jin and love emerges. He takes Jin back to her birth place. But the International forces found her again, destroy the village and kill all villagers. Finally both the brother and sister transform themselves into powerful giant snakes. They get rid of all bad soldiers and felon guy. Unfortunately Nawin cannot stay with her in the jungle.



Some folklore Thai movies are based on supernatural events based on Thai folklore (sacred tattoo, dream premonition, life after death, black magic...) or Chinese folklore (Feng Shui).

  1. Year: 1969
  2. Thai title: กินรี
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chana Sriubon
  7. Main actress: Suthisa Putnuch,Metta Roongrat,Kaenjai Meenakanit

The action takes place in a territory at the edge of Thailand and Burma. A tiger spirit (วิญญาณเสือสมิง) is possessing the body of a young girl called Kinari. They accuse the young girl to be responsible of the village head's son death. They wish to burn the dead body and the young girl. Hopefully a monk is able to calm them down. The young girl and her grandmother agree to move to Burma to ease villagers. When the young girl will be 20 years old, the fearful tiger spirit will be definitively exorcised. She cannot remove the protective necklace that the monk gave her until she is 20 years old. They find refuge in a catholic mission for 10 years but they miss Thailand. Her grandmother asks her not to forget Buddhism. They finally come back to the village in her 19th year. A young man tries to rape Kinari while she bathes in a waterfall. As she has removed her necklace and anger pops up, she becomes a tiger (เสือ) and kills him. Villagers know Kinari is back. The grandmother is sick. Kinari needs to find a doctor (หมออนามัย). The doctor arrives too late and the grandmother dies. The doctor promises to take care about Kinari. Meanwhile the village leader wishes to burn Kinari to chase definitively the spirit away. Saenkam, a villager, doesn’t want to let Kinari leave as he loves her. Kinari and the doctor Nopalit finally succeed to flee. Nopalit brings back Kinari (คนป่า) to his home in Bangkok but she is not welcomed by the mother. Dao, the doctor's fiance, doesn't welcome her also. Dao has another boyfriend Leutchai already so she is lying to Nopalit. The mother and Dao always try to humiliate Kinari as she is not coming from high society (ผู้ดี). The doctor buys Kinari a golden necklace but she is worried to remove her necklace as the tiger spirit might be back. Dao starts to be worried that Kinari has much more qualities than her. Dao hires a tramp to rape Kinari but he is seriously injured as Kinari becomes a tiger spirit again. Saenkam, the villager, still loves Kinari and reaches Bangkok. Kinari is going to be 20 years old. Today is her birthday. The mother offers a diamond necklace for her birthday and throws away the protective necklace. On the birthday party while the doctor is away, Dao slaps Kinari causing the demon inside her to be back. Following an ultimate fight, Saengkam gives back the necklace to Kinari and injures fatally Leutchai. This later shot back killing Saengkam and Dao through a lost bullet. As it is midnight already, the spell is gone and the tiger spirit has disappeared inside Kinari’s body so the mother cannot prove that Kinari is a demon. Kinari and Nopalit can now live happily together. Parts of this old 2h20 movie are really damaged.

The last day of Ayudhya
  1. Year: 1979
  2. Thai title: อยุธยาที่ข้ารัก
  3. English title: The last day of Ayudhya
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Yodchai Meksuwan
  7. Main actress: Pawana Chanajit
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Two lovers are killed during Ayudhya fall. They meet again two centuries later and face the people that killed them. Will their love blossom again?

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

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

  1. Year: 1989
  2. Thai title: นางฟ้าตกสวรรค์
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 1/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Note Chernyim
  7. Main actress: Ratree Witawat

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

Mekhong full moon party
  1. Year: 2002
  2. Thai title: ๑๕ ค่ำ เดือน ๑๑
  3. English title: Mekhong full moon party
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director: Jira Malikul
  6. Main actor: Noppadol Duangporn
  7. Main actress:
  8. Trailer: View
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Every year more than 100,000 people gather by the Mekong River in Northeast area on November Full Moon. After sunset, mysterious fireballs rise up from the river and disappear into the sky. This movie looks into the various theories behind the phenomenon. Some locals still adhere to the traditional myth of the dragon, Great Naga, making a sacred offering to Buddha. One doctor think that the fireballs are natural; another wants to prove the phenomenon a hoax. The movie tells the story of an abbot of a temple, who is depicted as responsible for the fireballs. A boy, who is helping the abbot, becomes reluctant to continue as he feels the media will eventually expose the practise. The abbot wishes to continue as he feels it perpetuates the faith of the local people. The morality is "believe in what you do / do what you believe". The viewpoint is that both supernatural and scientific beliefs can exist side by side. This movie has received an award at the Bangok International film festival in 2003.

  1. Year: 2003
  2. Thai title: มหาอุตม์
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Nirut Sirijanya
  7. Main actress:

It is based on the old belief about the power of mystical tattoos. In old times tattoos ("SAK" - สัก) protected the skin against sharp knifes. A monk teaches the mystical tattoos power to a young man. This young man then faces a mafia kingpin that also masters the power of mystical tattoos. It is the story of a magical battle between good and bad Vedas. The film failed at the box office because of the loose plot and because the film was cut so short that it was hard to understand.

Feng Shui
  1. Year: 2003
  2. Thai title: ฮวงจุ้ย ฟ้า-ดิน-คน-ลิขิต
  3. English title: Feng Shui
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor:
  7. Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

In a Chinese family, Pa and Ma have four children. Pa's right hand man, called Chai, has earned a place in the family. Chai falls in love with Yok, the eldest sister among the four but Yok only considers Chai as her senior. Having lived under Pa's shadow all his life and devastated by Yok's rejection, Chai's discontent turns into vengeance. He avails himself of the services of an evil Feng Shui master to make the four young boys and girls facing a hard fate...

The remaker
  1. Year: 2005
  2. Thai title: คนระลึกชาติ
  3. English title: The remaker
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor:
  7. Main actress:
  8. Trailer: View

Tom has a car accident and plunges into a river. He cannot help himself and is drowning. He's rescued by a stranger, a girl named Pim passing by and he is rushed to hospital and recovers quickly. His savior falls into a coma. Then supernatural events begin. Tom has premonitions. Every time Tom rescues somebody, Pim's condition improved. Tom and Pim are linked together though past lives. Will Pim survive the strange coma?

Ocean Butterfly
  1. Year: 2006
  2. Thai title: ผีเสื้อสมุทร
  3. English title: Ocean Butterfly
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor:
  7. Main actress:
  8. Trailer: View
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Wan is a girl born with the supernatural ability to stay underwater. While visiting Butterfly Island, Wan discovers her special ability to dive and stay under deep sea. She also meets Tan, a photographer who always helps her. She eventually falls in love with him. When going under water, Wan's body changes to become similar to a butterfly. A local mafia guy decides to catch the butterfly ladies. A battle erupts between the butterfly ladies and the tough guys with Wan and Tan in the middle.

Opapatika
  1. Year: 2007
  2. Thai title: โอปปาติก เกิดอมตะ
  3. English title: Opapatika
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Phongphat Wachirabanjong,Ray McDonald,Shahkrit Yamnarm,Nirut Sirijanya
  7. Main actress:
  8. Trailer: View
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Humans who commit suicide become "opapatika": a race of undead spirits who each have a special power and curse. Techit, a young man seeking the secrets of life after death, becomes an "opapatika" and is ordered to hunt down others of his kind (only four Opapatikas remain) under the guidance of the mysterious Master Sarok and his henchman.



Some folklore Thai movies are based on Thai literary masterpieces. Those Thai classical litterature stories present the love stories of kings and princes.

  1. Year: 1965
  2. Thai title: ปลาบู่ทอง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Daonoi Duangjai,Sukon Koewliam,Somkuan Krajangsat
  7. Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Preeya Roongrueng,Malee Wetpraseri,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Sulaleewan Suwanthat

Pla Boo Tong (ปลาบู่ทอง) movie with Chaiya Suriyun and Pawana Chanajit was released in year 1965. The movie is lost in Thailand but a short extract was found in year 2013 thanks to a ThaiCine fan. The extract has still a colorful image and is only three minutes left. Other actors are Daonoi Duangjai, Preeya Roongrueng, Sukon Koewliam, Malee Wetpraseri, Somkuan Krajangsat, Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit and Sulaleewan Suwanthat (ป้า สุลาลีวัลย์ สุวรรณทัต) as a witch. The short extract shows a "kuman thong" child, the mother spirit imprisoned in a bird and Chaiya Suriyun and Pawana Chanajit together. Old still pictures of this last sequence can still be found. This story has been played many times through TV series and through movies (1965, 1972 from TV to cinema, 1979 with Lalana Sulawan, 1984 with Suriya, 1994). Certainly there is a need to find a more recent version in order to better understand this three minutes old trailer. In the past, such movies needed four people to perform the dubbing.

  1. Year: 1966
  2. Thai title: พระอภัยมณี
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Lor Tok,Sukon Koewliam,Adinan Singhiran
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat

Phra Aphai Manee (Kramon) and his brother Srisuwan come back to their home town but their boat strands on a remote island. They come back from studying abroad. A lady giant ("YAK" - ยักษ์) abducts Kramon because he plays music so well that she loves him immediately. Kramon becomes her husband. The lady giant changes her shape into a beautiful lady and finally gets pregnant. A boy is born and is called Sinsamut. Kramon is missing his family and never gets full confidence from his giant wife who always closes the heavy stone door when going out of the cave for looking for food. His son is human but with the strength of a giant. Following a scary nightmare, the lady giant goes to pray during 3 days in order to ease the gods. Meanwhile the son opens the door and both escape from the cavern. A beautiful mermaid and her parents bring them to a far island but the lady giant, after 3 days, chases after them. A local yogi helps them to chase the lady giant but she takes revenge by killing the mermaid's parents. A love story starts with the mermaid. She becomes pregnant also (she will have later a son called Sudsakorn but it is another story) Kramon becomes a monk to pay for his bad deeds. It is impossible to quit the island. One day, a boat is coming with a King and his daughter. Kramon decides to leave the island and brings his son to the kingdom. He promises to come back for the mermaid. On the way back, the lady giant sinks the boat. Kramon believes Sinsamut has drowned and he refuses to go back with his former wife despite her tears and longing requests as giants and humans cannot live together. She prefers to die instead of leaving her. Her heart breaks following sad music played by Kramon. He promises to live with her during next life when she will be reincarnated as a human. The son cannot prevent his mother death in time. This film is based on a story from Phra Aphai Mani, an epic poem by Sunthorn Phu.

  1. Year: 1966
  2. Thai title: โสนน้อยเรือนงาม
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Sor Asanajinda
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Chadaporn Wachirapranee

Sadet Phi and Nong Jing have a daughter called Sa No Noi (Petchara Chaowarat). She gets a golden house (เรือนทอง) as a gift. Astrologers predict her a great future. A demon follows the family and wishes to kidnap Sa No Noi. Sa No Noi needs to leave the kingdom. She meets an hermit, who gives a magical medicine (ยาวิเศษให้คนตายฟื้นได้). Sa No Noi is coming from a palace (ชาววัง ) so she is not used to harsh life. She helps a poor girl called Kula, who has been bitten by a snake. They need to steal food to eat. They arrive in a city where the prince (Chaiya Suriyun) is sleeping for 7 years. Sa No Noi helps to prepare the magical medicine to wake him up. As Sa No Noi doesn't feel well while the Prince is awakening, Kula changes her clothes and pretends to be the one who saves the Prince (พระราชบุตร). Sa No Noi is disappointed (น้อยใจ) with Kula as she saved her life before. She becomes Kula's servant. Kula refuses to give back the medicine to Sa No Noi. The Prince wishes to help Sa No Noi. This movie features typical characters from 1960s movies. The leading actress (นางเอก) is a nice polite shy princess coming from a good family lady. The jealous lady (นางอิจฉา) seduces men first, kisses them or is ready to make love immediately without waiting the wedding. She has no education. She is poor, lazy and deceitful. To try to prevent the wedding the family gives difficult tasks for Kula to do (flower composition...). Only a good educated lady can execute such tasks so Kula forces Sa No Noi to do it for her. The prince leaves the palace for a government mission but in fact he wishes to find Sa No Noi's golden house to prove her real identity. He faces a typhoon but finally reaches Sa No Noi's kingdom and brings back the house. Under Sa No Noi's guidance, the golden house become a real house with servants. Sa No Noi's real identity is revealed and she forgives Kula. On the way back to her kingdom with the Prince, their boat is wrecked and they are separated. The prince meets an hermit. Sa No Noi meets again Kula who plays a trick with her despite all of her previous goodness. A noble man called Wilai meets Kula. She lies to him pretending she is a princess. Meanwhile Sa No Noi has been rescued by Wilai's parents. Sa No Noi delivers a baby, whose father is the Prince. Kula kidnaps the baby. The baby is rescued by another hermit. The baby is called Paiwan. Kula is captured by some robbers and become the leader's wife. While Sa No Noi is going back home, her convoy is attacked by the ruffians. The Prince just comes back and helps on time. The whole family is reunited. Kula is punished and transformed as a cow. The story of Sa No Noi is part of Thai folklore. This story is also available through a TV Thai serie (1984) and many cartoons. This old movie last two hours and fifteen minutes. It has a very good and colorful image quality. The last part of the movie is certainly too fast paced as it is difficult to narrate such a long story in only two hours.

  1. Year: 1967
  2. Thai title: จุฬาตรีคูณ
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Dokdin Kanyaman
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Naowarat Watchara

This movie is based on a famous Thai poem. This movie is about the love between lady Daralai (ดาราราย) and a King named Ayarawat (อริยวรรต). Ayarawat has a brother called Katiya (ขัตติยะ). Ayarawat has seen a beautiful lady in his dreams and want to see her in real. They disguise as commoners to see ladies in Paransee (พาราณสี) kingdom. Indian clothes style and music remind a little bit of Bollywood movies. Ayarawat imitates a blind Brahmin (พราหมณ์) and is named as Wipha (วิพาหะ). An earthquake (แผ่นดินไหว) disturbs a sacred (บูชา) ceremony. Daralai (เจ้าหญิง) receives help from Wipha to avoid crowd stampede. She stays with the commoners until the royal guards find her back. Wipha requests kisses to recover his sight view. There is love between Daralai and Wipha but she is promised to another man already. Katiya meets also another princess called Apasara (อาภัสรา). Daralai loves Wipha. She finally discovered that he is a King of a rival kingdom. She has to choose between love and fidelity to her own kingdom. She doesn't like Ayarawat's behavior. Ayarawat (อริยวรรต) is captured by Paransee kingdom's guards but is freed by his brother. Ayarawat kidnaps Daralai but his brother is captured. Ayarawat is hot temper. He is ready to a war with Paransee kingdom if his brother is not freed. To avoid a war between the two kingdoms, Daralai declares she doesn't love Ayarawat anymore in order that Ayarawat agrees to exchange her with Katiya. Finally Katiya gets freed by princess Apasara but doesn't come back on time to prevent the exchange. Disappointed by Daralai, Ayarawat decides to marry to Princess Apasara. Daralai is back but learning that Ayarawat has a new queen, she leaves. Understanding his mistake, Ayarawat decides to invade Paransee kingdom to get back Daralai. Ayarawat is injured and died when looking for Daralai. They are both reunited in heaven. Katiya becomes the new king.

  1. Year: 1969
  2. Thai title: ลูกสาวพระอาทิตย์
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Tukata Jindanuch,Prim Praphaporn

A robber has a young son, called Praiwan. They save one young woman and her baby girl. In parallel, her husband, who is a king, is expelled from his kingdom and imprisoned. The baby girl is called Suriya Noi (daughter of the sun) and has a powerful necklace. Whoever wants to catch her will suffer heat and be burnt. Praiwan and Suriya Noi sympathize and have supernatural powers (ผู้วิเศษ). Finally Suriya Noi and her mother go back to the kingdom. But the mother is imprisoned and the daughter is given to another family, where she is treated as a slave. A few years have passed, Praiwan has become an adult. He searches for Suriya Noi. He is trapped by the king and his mistress, who pretends to be Suriya Noi. She wants to become the queen but the imposture is uncovered. Praiwan makes Suriya Noi pregnant. Suriya Noi has a child called Suriyan. Despite Praiwan bad behavior, Suriyan keeps gratitude (กตัญญู) over her father. A sorcerer (แม่มด) wishes to help the imposter king in order to defeat Suriya Noi and Suriyan. They can be only defeated if their husband / father kills them. The plan fails and the movie ends happily with the right king reinstalled and Praiwan, Suriya Noi and Suriyan reunited as a family. A remake was done in 1986 with Sorapong Chatree. The remake takes place in 20th century and machine guns fights have replaced sword fighting.

  1. Year: 1969
  2. Thai title: ลมเหนือ
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Dokdin Kanyaman
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Dokdin Kanyaman,Adul Dulyarat,Man Teeraphol
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Metta Roongrat,Chadaporn Wachirapranee

Kata (Mitr Chaibancha) is a former policeman inspector (สารวัตร). He is always accompanied by his close friend O - โอ (Dokdin Kanyaman). A new job in Chiang Mai area is proposed to Kata by Sathorn (Adul Dulyarat). They have to travel up to Salween river and reach a remote small kingdom with an ethnicity called Pu Luang (ชาวปูลวง). Kata meets Liboo (Metta Roongrat) on the way. Kata is recruited as military instructor (ฝึก). Soldiers are women (ทหารหญิง). This small kingdom is between Thailand and Burma. Nonsa (Petchara Chaowarat) is the leader of the kingdom as her father is deeply sick since three years. Her step sister (ลูกบุญธรรม) called Yanee (Chadaporn Wachirapranee) is looking to take power (ผู้ร้าย). Tapo and Kata are competitors for Nonsa's heart. A duel between Tapo and Kata ends with Kata's victory. Jealous of Kata's love over Nonsa, Liboo tries to hurt Nonsa. O takes the blame of this. Tapo (Man Teeraphol) is also a traitor and tries to convince Liboo to join them (ชาวผู้ร้าย). Kata and O are also captured but succeed to flee thanks to Liboo. Gun fights happen between the two groups. Yanee and Nonsa injure each other. Kata brings Nonsa to a Chiang Mai hospital. Taking advantage that Nonsa is not here, Yanee’s army tries to attack Pu Luang base but they are pushed back thanks to Sawin, Nonsa’s brother, and Liboo. Nonsa is recovering from her arm injury with Kata but rushes back to her kingdom when learning the bad news. Tapo shoots Liboo in the back. Pu Luang base is finally defeated. Nonsa and Kata succeed to wake up the father as he was sleeping since three years. Nonsa finally shoots deadly Yanee. Kata is discovered to be a spy but he refuses to disclose for who. Facing the firing squad, he only says to Nonsa that he loves her (ผมรักคุณ). Finally he is forgiven as love is reciprocate. Kata is working for Thai government. He needs to go back to Thailand. Will he choose between love or duty? Nonsa asks him to choose duty (นาที) first. Finally Sawin takes the responsibility of Pu Luang kingdom in order to let his sister leave with Kata. This movie directed by Dokdin Kanyaman is part of Happy Home new DVD releases. There is a mix of action, romance and comedy with Dokdin Kanyaman as relief character. ลมเหนือ (1969) is a 2h23mn movie but the original version should be longer as some parts are missing. Dokdin Kanyaman is called 'black' (ดำ) due to his skin complexion! The first actor to wear a machine gun with ammunitions on the arm was not Silvester Stallone but Mitr Chaibancha!

  1. Year: 1969
  2. Thai title: ไทยน้อย
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Dokdin Kanyaman
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dokdin Kanyaman,Sawin Sawangrat,Chana Sriubon
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Orasa Isarangkul,Chadaporn Wachirapranee

ไทยน้อย is a Thai movie directed by Dokdin Kanyaman and released in year 1969. A 4mn30 mute trailer, shot in 16mm format, is still remaining. Another sequence of 3mn30 can be found on internet also. So parts of the original movie seem to be still available. Sombat Methanee and Petchara Chaowarat are the main actors in this movie. Dokdin Kanyaman and Orasa Isarangkul are playing supporting roles (ตัวประกอบ) so bringing additional fun. As usual, Dokdin’s movie features songs and beautiful ladies (Chadaporn Wachirapranee and a veteran sexy actress mixed Thai and foreigner - ลูกครึ่ง). A bit of action is present with a few fist fights involving Sombat Methanee. Sombat and Chana Sriubon also cross swords. Movie ไทยน้อย (Thai Noi) was released in 1969 and movie ไทยใหญ่ (Thai Jai) was released in 1970. Sombat and Petchara are wearing prince / princess clothes in both movies. Despite information is lacking on movie ไทยน้อย (Thai Noi), it is guessed that both movies ไทยน้อย (Thai Noi) and ไทยใหญ่ (Thai Jai) are linked together. Thanks to her unique sweet eyes and face, Thai people loved actress Petchara Chaowarat so much. She got nickname as นางเอกนัยน์ตาหยาดน้ำผึ้ง (honey eyes) or เพชรน้ำหนึ่งราชินีจอเงิน. The other 3mn30s sequence is still colorful and quite sharp. Petchara is selling fruits in a train station and sells to customers in the train when it halts temporary in the station. Petchara plays two roles in the movie. Orasa kidnaps the fruit vendor for Petchara to replace her. Certainly she is chased by some ruffians. Dokdin is selling also fruits in the train station and finds that her behavior has changed. On the way to be recognized by a ruffian, Petchara forcibly feeds Sombat with fruits to create diversion.

  1. Year: 1970
  2. Thai title: ไทยใหญ่
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Dokdin Kanyaman
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Man Teeraphol,Dokdin Kanyaman,Choomporn Theppitak,Sawin Sawangrat,Adul Dulyarat
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Metta Roongrat,Chadaporn Wachirapranee,Jomchai Jarintorn
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Tanoi (Sombat Methanee) is a prince (ฟ้าชาย) living in a small kingdom at the Thai border. Some insurgents try to kill him. It is a putsch handled by Saenfa (Man Teeraphol). Tanoi has to flee by helicopter. Metta (Metta Roongrat), Koi (Petchara Chaowarat) and Tua (Dokdin Kanyaman) are three friends always together. As usual Metta and Dokdin are playing supporting roles (ตัวประกอบ) so bringing additional fun. The helicopter crashes but Tanoi has time to escape. Tua catches him in his fish net. Tanoi, despite being mistaken as a thief, finally becomes friend with Koi, Tua and Metta. A romance starts between Koi and Tanoi. Tanoi doesn't disclose his royal origin and is happy to stay in remote village (บ้านป้า). Yanee (Jomchai Jarintorn) through Choomporn (Choomporn Theppitak) wishes to buy Koi's land. Fond of Tanoi, she wishes to hire him but he refuses. Tanoi finally succeeds to contact his army thanks to the radio left in the helicopter. Choomporn is hired by Saenfa's team to catch Tanoi. The village becomes too dangerous for Tanoi so he leaves for Bangkok. Yanee and Koi have different mothers but same father, ie Sawin (Sawin Sawangrat). Yanee expulses Koi from her land. Koi, Tua and Metta go to Bangkok to live in the father's house but they are chased away by Chadaporn Wachirapranee. Aran (Adul Dulyarat) is protecting Tanoi. Per his advice, Tanoi has to wear a moustache and ignore his old friends to avoid any risk being identified by Saenfa. Koi, Tua and Metta identify him in a restaurant terrace but are disappointed when Tanoi claims he doesn't know them. Koi and his friends are sheltered by a nice lady, who in fact Tanoi's mother! Sawin makes alliance with Saenfa. Tanoi shall be captured or killed. During a dinner between Tanoi and Aran, Koi and his friends disguise to know more about Tanoi. Ruffians try to kill him. Yanee just puts sleeping medicine instead of poison as she loves secretly Tanoi. So Koi and his friends can rescue Tanoi on time. Yukol, Tanoi's younger brother, also loves Koi. In Mae Sai, Pa discloses to Koi that Tanoi is her son. Meanwhile Tanoi tries to regain power. Sawin is killed. Despite strong resistance, Saenfa's soldiers are defeated. Finally Tanoi marries Koi after a last minute suspense and misunderstanding as she believes she is not high ranking enough for a prince. The DVD is based on different sets of movie reels. The 16mm part is in very good condition and is still colorful. The movie features a few songs recorded in 35mm format but the damaged image is in red color only. But it is still original songs despite some cracking in the sound. Two movies were released by Dokdin Kanyaman, ie ไทยใหญ่ in 1970 and ไทยน้อย in 1969. For movie ไทยใหญ่ featuring Sombat Methanee hanging to a rope attached to a helicopter, extra precaution were taken to avoid same tragic accident as Mitr Chaibancha. As Mitr Chaibancha died, director Dokdin Kanyaman started to use Sombat Methanee as main favorite actor.

  1. Year: 1972
  2. Thai title: ฝนสามฤดู
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Adinan Singhiran,Tawan Siriwat
  7. Main actress: Yaowaret Nisakorn,Wassana Chalakorn

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

  1. Year: 1979
  2. Thai title: แก้วหน้าม้า
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  4. Rating: 3/5
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This movie is about a famous folktale of Thailand. Nang Kaew Na Ma has a face similar to a horse. She finds the lost kite of Prince Pinthong and accepts to give it back because he promises to marry her. She now stays inside the King palace. She loves the prince but love is not reciprocal. He doesn't want to fulfill his promise. She harasses him up to his room. The King gives her an impossible mission to perform within 7 days, i.e. bring a part of mystical Mount Meru. If she succeeds she can marry the Prince Pinthong. She goes on her journey. She found an hermit on the way. He does have on pity her and provides her new powers. She is now able to remove her horse face and to appear as a beautiful woman at anytime. He also provides her a magic boat to perform her task. She brings back a rock from Mount Meru. The prince flees from the palace but she follows him. He flees again to marry another princess and takes a boat to the princess kingdom. Kaew Na Ma also goes to this Kingdom and changes her appearance into a beautiful villager. Prince Pinthong sees the beautiful lady in the waterfall and makes her pregnant. On the way back to his kingdom, the Prince Pinthong's boat is wrecked on a remote island. There are giants eating human flesh. Kaew Na Ma transforms herself in a soldier to fight and overcome the giants. Prince Pinthong brings back two daughters from the giant King. Back to Prince Pinthong's kingdom, Nang Kaew Na Ma shows him a baby she claims to be their son. He has to acknowledge this fact even if he claims he didn't do anything with Kaew Na Ma. Another giant decides to take revenge on Prince Pinthong and the Kingdom. The prince needs Kaew Na Ma again to fight the giants. She overcome them again. Finally as the Prince Pinthong sees that Kaew Na Ma is really good hearted, he declares his true love to Kaew Na Ma. She changes her appearance into a beautiful woman forever. This story has been adapted in multiple Thai TV series also.

Kaki
  1. Year: 1980
  2. Thai title: กากี
  3. English title: Kaki
  4. Rating: 3/5
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  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Toon Hiransap,Sor Asanajinda,Dam Datsakorn,Sithao Petcharoen
  7. Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Duangcheewan Komolsen
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Beautiful young woman Kaki (กากี) is created from a magnolia flower by an hermit (ฤาษี) for the old King Prommathat (ท้าวพรหมฑัต). So Kaki becomes the beautiful wife of King Prommathat. One of the King‘s musician, Than (คนธรรพ์) (Sorapong Chatree), loves Kaki and composes songs to ease her heart. King Garuda (พญาครุฑ) comes down from his celestial residence to gamble with the King Prommathat in a dice game. King Garuda sees the beautiful Kaki and loves her immediately. King Garuda and Than love Kaki. Following a battle between Than and King Garuda, Kaki is kidnapped by King Garuda. King Garuda is a supernatural half-bird half-man creature living in a world different from the human beings world. Both the King Prommathat and the musician Than are sad. King Garuda visits again King Prommathat’s palace believing nobody knows he kidnapped Kaki. King Garuda is demystified by the musician Than. Following a poetry wording fight, King Garuda is defeated. The deity needs to send Kaki back to the human world. The King Prommathat is shocked to learn that Than and Kaki love each other. Kaki is sentenced to harsh punishment. Finally Than succeeds to find Kaki and confirms his love to her despite Kaki claims that she is not worth as she had three husbands (หลายผัว, เป็นกะหรี่). It based on a great Thai classical literature written by Jao Praya Praklang Hon. Nowadays in Thai language, the word Kaki (กากี) is still used to mention a woman, who has an adulterous behavior.

  1. Year: 1981
  2. Thai title: พระรถเมรี
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  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Sompote Sangduenchai
  6. Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Dam Datsakorn
  7. Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Supansa Nuengpirom,Duangcheewan Komolsen
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This movie is based on Southern Thai Local Literature. Twelve daughters are abandoned by their parents, who are too poor to educate so many children. The twelve daughters are rescued by a "Yak" woman who promises to take care about them as her own daughters. She deceived them and force them to drink a potion that transform the young girls into beautiful maidens. They escape and are rescued by a Prince, who falls in love with the youngest girl, called Sip Song. He agreed to marry the twelve girls. Once again, the "Yak" woman deceived and force them to drink a potion that makes them 8 months pregnant. The Prince, disappointed by this unexpected pregnancy, expels them and they are imprisoned in a cave, where the "Yak" woman has their eyes removed in order to make an ever young potion for her. Blind and with no food no eat, the ladies eat their new born babies except the son of Sip Song who is raised by a gentle "Yak". The son is called Phrae Rot Meri. Getting older he ran a cock fight to make a living for the 12 ladies. Becoming an adult, he has a deal with the Prince and goes to the "Yak" country to get more magic potions in order to get freedom for the 12 ladies including his mother. But the "Yak" woman is doing all possible tricks to stop him...

  1. Year: 199x
  2. Thai title: ศรีธนญชัย ตอน เณรน้อยแสนเจ้าเล่ห์
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  4. Rating: 2/5
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A couple wishes to have a child. Following an auspicious dream, they expect a bright kid. A boy is born. Sri Thanonchai (ศรีธนญชัย) is a smart kid and always wins his challenges with adults by playing on words sense and double meaning. While his parents are away in the field, they ask him to take care about his younger brother. Misunderstanding his parents' orders to clean everything inside and outside the home, he kills his brother (ฆ่าน้อง) by opening his belly to clean inside! Sri Thanonchai is chased away from his home (เด็กนรก). He takes refuge in a Buddhist temple. He continues to be very naive with words by always taking them at first degree. Khun Luang, a rich local man, is cheating people money by playing on debts wording also. His daughter is Srinuan. She is 14 years old and has same age as Sri Thanonchai. To stop his naiveness, the abbot decides that Sri Thanonchai should become a novice and should wear robes. A lady asks for help to the abbot to get back her money from Khun Luang. Sri Thanonchai is willing to help and to try to outsmart Khun Luang. He succeeds and half of the money is given to the temple. As a revenge, Khun Luang takes Sri Thanonchai's parents buffalo as they have no written proof that they paid their debts to him. Khun Luang loses again to Sri Thanonchai again and has to build a bell tower for the temple. The abbot asks Sri Thanonchai to disrobe as he is talking sweet (ปากหวาน) to Srinuan while being a novice. Sri Thanonchai announces to his parents that he disrobes to help them so he keeps using events at his own advantage as his parents forgive him. As Khun Luang threatens the parents to burn their house if Sri Thanonchai stays here, they have no choice but to sell him to a sweets merchant. It is a business disaster as all sweets are given for free or thrown away in the river by Sri Thanonchai. This Lepso VCD is using a wrong cover. The movie is not even a cinema film but a TV film released in three parts.

  1. Year: 199x
  2. Thai title: ศรีธนญชัย ตอน จอมกวนแห่งวังหลัง
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  4. Rating: 2/5
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Sri Thanonchai (ศรีธนญชัย) is now an adult. He is still being naive with words meaning and execute orders from his boss by taking them literally. Following strictly the orders cause some situations to worsen such a fire in Khun Luang’s home. Sri Thanonchai is finally recruited to work in the King’s palace. Through another wording trick, he gets a huge domain. His parents are unfortunately already dead. Sri Thanonchai is now a rich man. He asks for Srinuan's hand but gets a refusal from Khun Luang except if he can provide 100 gold coffers. Such high sum (สินเดิม) should prevent Sri Thanonchai to get Srinuan's hand but he wins through another word trick again. Sri Thanonchai is accepted at the Royal palace but has to face the tricks of other noblemen (ขุนหลวง). Sri Thanonchai wishes to have a baby. Through another word trick, he made the daughter of another nobleman pregnant. Other noblemen and even the King try to outsmart him but they always fail. This Lepso VCD is using a wrong cover. The movie is not even a cinema film but a TV film serie released in three parts. A film was released in 1981 by director Sor Asanajinda and with actors Nirut Sirijanya, Pissamai Wilaisak, Metta Roongrat, Duangjai Hathaikarn. Lepso released three VCD about Thanonchai story. It is probably a TV serie as Lepso released earlier the 1981 version also. Bad covers or covers belonging to other old movies are used.

Kunpan : Legend of the War Lord
  1. Year: 2002
  2. Thai title: ขุนแผน
  3. English title: Kunpan : Legend of the War Lord
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Thanit Jitnukul
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  7. Main actress: Bongkoj Kongmalai,Supaksorn Chaimongkol
  8. Trailer: View
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It is based on old folk tale "Khun Chang Khun Paen". This is the story of Khun Chang - a tax collector - , Khun Pan - a warrior - and Nang Wantong, wife to both Khun Chang and Khun Paen.

Pra-A-Paimanee
  1. Year: 2002
  2. Thai title: พระอภัยมณี
  3. English title: Pra-A-Paimanee
  4. Rating: 3/5
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It is based on a story of the famous Thai poet Sunthorn Phu. Two brothers are expelled from their kingdom by their father. A lady giant ("YAK" - ยักษ์) abducts one of them to be her husband. After a few years, this latter decides to flee with a mermaid with who he is in love. Will they succeed to escape from the lady giant and will he ever see his brother again?

Legend of Sudsakorn
  1. Year: 2006
  2. Thai title: สุดสาคร
  3. English title: Legend of Sudsakorn
  4. Rating: 3/5
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  6. Main actor: Suchao Pongwilai,Charlie Trairattana
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  8. Trailer: View
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This film is based on a story from Phra Aphai Mani, an epic poem by Sunthorn Phu. "Sudsakorn" is one of the best-known parts of the classic Thai epic poem. It was written by Thai poet Sunthorn Phu in the 1800s. A young boy is the son of a mermaid. He is sent on a mystical quest to find his father. The story was previously adapted in a Thai animated fantasy film, The Adventure of Sudsakorn (สุดสาคร). Released in 1979, it was the first and only Thai animated film until 2006 when the movie Khan Kluay (ก้านกล้วย) was released. Sudsakorn is raised in the ancient traditions of magic by his grandfather. He never knew his father. His mother, a mermaid, sends him on a quest to find his father. Armed with his grandfather's magical stick, Sudsakorn enters into mysterious worlds riding a half dragon - half horse. Sudsakorn encounters dangerous ghost creatures, faces an hermit who cheats him and steals his magical stick, fights against deadly vampire butterfly creatures, helps to defeat an army and finds his father. The film uses the very latest in special effects and has cost more than Bt80 million to make.



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