Many Thai companies such as RS Promotion, GMM Grammy, ST Video release movies produced strictly for VCD and DVD players during decade 2000s. This business has grown due to the strong demand for Thai movies.
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.
VHS telemovies (เทเลมูฟวี่) were popular during decade 1990s and beginning of decade 2000s. They were then replaced by telemovies on VCD format.
สาปประกาศิต is a thriller telemovie about a young lady falling in a love with an young man and unaware that he is a hitman.
ล่าพยัคฆ์ is an action telemovie about a young lady bringing journalists in the forest to investigate about illegal loggers. Issues happen where they are discovered by the illegal loggers...
จูบแล้วตบ is a comedy telemovie about a young man, being a former ruffian, going back to his district. He has to work hard to convince people that he changed and also to find love.
แรงรัก เพลิงปรารถนา is a romance telemovie about a young man becoming invalid. His love becomes endangered as both wonder where this relationship will lead them...
เกมส์...กามเทพ is a romance telemovie about a young married man having a mistress. He fails to stop this extra marital relationship and it jeopardizes his wedding as the mistress is very possessive...
เสน่หาพยาบาท is a horror telemovie about a young woman married to a middle age man. She builds a plan with her lover to kill her husband to get the heritage. The son is back. Spirit doctors fight against each other.
บนทางรัก is a thriller telemove about young lady Min being a radio presenter. She gets harassed by a deranged fan and her boss.
ฟ้าไม่สิ้นแสงตะวัน is a family drama telemovie about a middle age lady looking for her children. After being released from jail after 20 years, she wishes to be reunited with them but some of them reject her.
ซ้อนแผนฆาตกรรม is about a policeman looking for love. He finally meets a beautiful woman but she is already married. She decides to use the policeman to get rid of her husband. She joins efforts with another policeman betraying his friend for money.
ธิดาซาตาน is about occult magic with two masters affronting each other. One master involves his girlfriend also but will regret it...
แค้นพยาบาท is about a local village leader loving ladies. He is fond of Nam Khang, wife of one of the villagers. Taking profit that the husband is out to find a work, he abuses lady Nam Khang, who is also pregnant. He strangles her and she becomes a ghost. Nam Khang ghost is now looking for revenge. The husband is unaware that his wife Nam Khang is a ghost...
- CABLE TV
Telemovies (เทเลมูฟวี่) are facing severe competition nowadays.
Thai Movies production company such as Pranakorn is now also providing their movies on YouTube nowadays. Releasing them
on DVD has limited benefits as piracy is high those days. So making them official on their channel, the companies can earn
money through YouTube advertisement. Some Thai movies such as
The Thai movies companies can earn money by renting / selling through digital ways thanks to Google or iTunes platforms. Company Five Star Production has redigitalized in HD format their whole portfolio, i.e. dozens of movies but only two were released through Blu-ray, i.e. คู่กรรม and ด้วยเกล้า. Platform Netflix is also popular. Before telemovies were popular and were released in various types. Nowadays it is only erotic, horror and comic. There is hard competition from TV channels with a big numbers of TV series released on Youtube, Netflix. Due to piracy, releasing on VCD / DVD format is no longer commercially viable. Many productions are only released digitally nowadays.