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THAI TELEMOVIES

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Many Thai companies such as RS Promotion, GMM Grammy, ST Video release movies produced strictly for VCD and DVD players. This business has grown due to the strong demand for Thai movies.

Horror Telemovie
Horror Telemovie
Due to some struggles, the producer of the movie "Pra-A-Paimanee" couldn't find screen space due to business conflicts. So the company has turned to the CD format. More than 800,000 copies of "Pra-A-Paimanee" were sold. This success kicked off the trend.
Horror Telemovie
Horror Telemovie
Telemovie plots are less complicated. They are simple and easy to understand.
Comedy telemovie
Comedy telemovie
The booming telemovie industry is partly a result of multiplex culture, which tends to screen one big movie in more than half the theatres. Also the average duration of a screening has been reduced to three weeks.

It is an unknown secret that in Bangkok many pirated Video CD are available for sale. Often bad copies are sold, i.e. the pirate has shot with a camcorder during a movie projection. If the Thai film "Nang Nak" has not surpassed the American movie "Titanic", it is due to illegal copies. During the second week after the movie was released in cinema, illegal copies were already available for 150 baht.

Comedy telemovie
Comedy telemovie
Tele-Movie is celebrating its breakthrough with 'Miss Queen Thailand', a comedy about tranvestite beauties, which has sold 200,000 copies in just two months in year 2003.
Comedy telemovie
Comedy telemovie
Most telemovies are comedies, investigations, mysteries and romances.
Horror telemovie
Horror telemovie
Many telemovies are related to terrifying plots. Recent telemovies use stars from Thai TV series or "LAKHON" (ละคร) to attract more viewers.
Horror telemovie
Horror telemovie
Telemovies carry an average cost of Bt5 million per production, compared to Bt25 million for a cinematic release. The producers don't have to compete with the US movies for the limited spaces in cinema multiplexes.
Thai Telemovie
Thai Telemovie
The recent renaissance of Thai cinema laid the foundation for the advent of Thai telemovies.
Thai sexy Telemovie
Thai sexy Telemovie
Many telemovies put the stress on a light erotic content and a suggestive cover.
Thai sexy Telemovie
Thai sexy Telemovie
Many erotic telemovies are sexy remakes of famous Thai movies such as ขวัญเรียม, ขุนแผน or based on Thai folkore feminine personages (นารีผล, พระอภัยมณี, กินรี).

NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES

gnu keng kong (year 2001)
gnu keng kong (year 2001)
Buddhist South East Asian countries share some common folklore. 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. In 2001, a Cambodian movie was also made as a remake of the original movie. Cambodian Movie Star Pich Chanboramey and a Thai actor were playing in this 2001 movie.

Since 1999, some Thai movies such as "Nang Nak", "Iron Ladies", "Bang Rajan", "Jan Dara", "Ong bak" have been released outside Thailand in Asian countries such as Hong Kong.

The hotel
Headless Hero

Thai movies (here "The hotel" and "Headless Hero") were also released in Cambodia.




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