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SOMBAT METHANEE

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A few actors remain very famous in Thailand. They are Mitr Chaibancha, Sombat Methanee and Sorapong Chatree.

Sombat Methanee
Sombat Methanee
Sombat Metanee (สมบัติ เมทะนี) was known as a tall and muscular hunk as he was a former bodybuilder.

Sombat Methanee is born in year 1937.

Sombat Methanee
Sombat Methanee
During 1960s decade, Sombat Methanee was considered as the next action king. Of the 100 or so films released each year, Mitr Chaibancha was the star of 30 of them. By comparison, Sombat Methanee, would perhaps appear in 12 or 13 at the beginning and then it increased to 20 a year.

Sombat Methanee's first movie was รุ้งเพชร in year 1961.

Sombat Methanee
Sombat Methanee
Sombat kept up the pace with an annual output of 20 movies in the 1960s, increasing to 40 in the 1970s.

Sombat Methanee entered cinema industry three years after Mitr Chaibancha.

Sombat Methanee and Mitr Chaibancha
Sombat Methanee and Mitr Chaibancha
Sombat Methanee and Mitr Chaibancha only played four movies together. The titles include คนเหนือคน (1967), สิงห์ล่าสิงห์ (1964), จุฬาตรีคูณ (1967).

Sombat Methanee played a secondary role against Mitr Chaibancha in สิงห์ล่าสิงห์ (The Lion vs the Lion) in year 1964.

Sombat Methanee and Mitr Chaibancha
Sombat Methanee and
Mitr Chaibancha
Sombat Methanee received a gold statuette from HM the King for his work in "The Battle of Bang Rajan" (ศึกบางระจัน) in year 1966.

During his heyday, actor Sombat Methanee had to hide the fact that he was already married. There was fear it could damage his career.

Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong
Sombat Methanee and
Aranya Namwong
After Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat, Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong have moved in to acquire the position of screen deities during decade 1970s.
Sombat Methanee
Sombat Methanee
Sombat Methanee hold a while the Guinness World Records lists as having the most performances in films (617). Nowadays it is K Brahmanandam (India) from 1987 to 2010 with 857 movies.
Sombat Methanee and Petchara Chaowarat
Sombat Methanee and
Petchara Chaowarat
Sombat Methanee went on to play with Mitr Chaibancha's favorite co-star Petchara Chaowarat, with more than 40 screen appearances to their credit.
Sombat Methanee
Sombat Methanee
In year 1971, following a car crash, 28 movies were put on hold pending Sombat Methanee's recovery!
Sombat Methanee and Suthisa Putnuch
Sombat Methanee and
Suthisa Putnuch
Sombat Methanee played with many Thai actresses (80!) such as Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng, Pissamai Wilaisak, Petchara Chaowarat, Sopha Sataporn, Naowarat Watchara, Pawana Chanajit, Aranya Namwong,Suthisa Putnuch, Cambodian actress Dy Saveth...

For movie ไทยใหญ่ (1970) with Sombat Methanee, extra precaution was taken to avoid same tragic incident, which happened before with Mitr Chaibancha. As Mitr Chaibancha died, movie director Dokdin Kanyaman used Sombat instead as his favorite main actor.

Sombat Methanee and Petchara Chaowarat
Sombat Methanee and
Petchara Chaowarat
As Mitr Chaibancha died in year 1970 by falling from an helicopter during a movie scene, movie director Dokdin Kanyaman then had to find another magic couple. It was Sombat Methanee and Petchara Chaowarat for his movies.
Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong
Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong
Aranya Namwong may have played in more than 400 movies including 200 with Sombat Methanee!
Sombat Methanee
Sombat Methanee
Sombat Methanee had his own studio called Methanee Film.
Sombat Methanee
Sombat Methanee
At Methanee Film, Sombat directed 23 films such as นักเลงเทวดา (1975), ท้ามฤตยู (1976), แหย่หนวดเสือ (1977), มหาภัยพันหน้า (1978), สลักจิต (1979).
Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong
Sombat Methanee and
Aranya Namwong
Sombat Methanee was also blessed with a professional singing voice. In the 1960s and 1970s he produced three albums containing many of his songs selected from the soundtracks of his movies.
Sombat Methanee and Naowarat Yooktanun
Sombat Methanee and
Naowarat Yooktanun
Movie director Dokdin Kanyaman had to change his main actress from Mayura to Naowarat Yooktanun because Mayura had a serious car accident. She played many movies with Sombat Methanee.

In year 1979 movie director Dokdin Kanyaman changed his main actor from Sombat Methanee to Sorapong Chatree as Sombat was too busy being a movie director.

Sombat Methanee
Sombat Methanee
Sombat Methanee is still famous in Thailand. So he can often be seen on various advertisements to promote local brands.
Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong
Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong
Sombat Sombat Methanee played in all genres of Thai movies (action, romance, drama, comedy...).
Sombat Methanee
Sombat Methanee
During the 2006 Bangkok International Film Festival, Sombat Metanee received a lifetime achievement award following his great career.

In year 2006 he became Bangkok senator-elect and so earned the nickname of the Arnie of Thai politics.

Sombat Methanee and Pissamai Wilaisak
Sombat Methanee and Pissamai Wilaisak
In year 2006, Sombat methanee registered his Puea Thai membership. He was elected as a Bangkok Senator weeks before the 2006 coup that ousted PM Thaksin from power.

Sombat Methanee has multiple diplomas such as BA from Rajabhat Walailongkorn University, a Masters in Public Administration from Eastern Asia University and is working on a PhD in PA. Such diplomas are a must for Thai politicians.

Sombat Methanee
Sombat Methanee
In year 2013, Sombat Methanee was sick due a massage causing blood infection. The Thai government was being urged to enforce stricter laws to ensure the safety of massage services after actor Sombat Methanee fell ill.

Sombat Methanee was year 2015 honouree of the lifetime achievement award during the 24th Subhanahongsa Awards.

Sombat Methanee
Sombat Methanee
In year 2015, Sombat Methanee made the headlines as he was sick and ended up in hospital.

Sombat Methanee was named national artist for year 2016. He was awarded in the field of performing arts.


Sombat Methanee (1937) - สมบัติ เมทะนี

Sombat Methanee - สมบัติ เมทะนี
Sombat Methanee
During Thai cinema golden years, Sombat Methanee, the standard for Thai action heroes, appeared in 12 or 13 films released each year. His very first action film was released in Thai theatres in 1963. Mr. Metanee is famous with his action sequences and has starred roles in over six hundred movies. He also tried his luck in singing. He has also achieved success as a director from his own studio, Metanee Film. Sombat Methanee has taken the spot of the country's top actor following Mitr Chaibancha's tragic death.

This Sombat Methanee movie page contains 165 records.


2508 ปิดกรมจับตาย
2508 ปิดกรมจับตาย

Year: 2004

Thai title: 2508 ปิดกรมจับตาย
English title: Siamese Outlaws

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

แก้วขนเหล็ก
แก้วขนเหล็ก

Year: 2003

Thai title: แก้วขนเหล็ก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Vinai Kraibutr,Kowit Wattanakul,Choomporn Theppitak,Rith Luecha,Sombat Methanee
Main actress:

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Thai movie แก้วขนเหล็ก was released in year 2003. It lasts 1h33mn. Previous versions were released in year 1971 and 1983. Thai movie แก้วขนเหล็ก with Kanchit Kwanpracha and Petchara Chaowarat was released in year 1971 and was still in 16mm format. It was very popular and even earns more money than other 35mm movies. Mekin (Vinai Kraibutr) is playing with black magic (เล่นของ). He kidnaps a young lady but his own father stops him on time. His father (Kowit Wattanakul) imprisons him. Mekin finally disappears from the jail. Decades passed. Uncle Jaem (Choomporn Theppitak) is guiding Dom in his new home. The previous house’s owner was Mekin... Dom and his girlfriend Rose visit the scary cellar of the inhabited house. Dom is versed in Tibetan old lecture. Wat and his girlfriend Ning are close friends with Dom and Rose. Wat helps an older man aggressed by ruffians. He gives him a ring (แหวนแก้วขนเหล็ก) able to chase away bad spirit. They are linked to previous lives. Dom wakes up Mekin through summon magic. Rose finds that Dom changed a lot (ผีเข้า). Mekin takes uncle Jaem's daughter as a vampire. Master (อาจารย์) Yong (Rith Luecha) tries to interpose... Dom and Mekin come to Rose's birthday party. Rose’s father is played by Sombat Methanee. Mekin loved Ning in a previous life. Wat uses a sacred book with prayers to get rid of Maekin but Dom steals it. Aware that Wat has a sacred ring (แหวนศักสิท), Mekin and Dom have to get rid of him. The ring is stolen and Ning is kidnapped. Mekin succeeds to create zombies (ปลุกผี). Thai police intervenes but zombies are hard to stop. Through a daring final, Master Yong and Wat defeat Mekin.

สุริโยไท
สุริโยไท

Year: 2001

Thai title: สุริโยไท
English title: Suriyothai

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee,Chatchai Plengpanich,Phongphat Wachirabanjong,Saranyu Wongkrachang
Main actress: Mai Charoeunpura

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It is about a legendary Thai princess who died fighting the Burmese on elephant-back. The film required five years of research and two-and-a-half years of shooting. It has broken almost every record in Thai film history. It is the most expensive at 400 million baht, the most star-studded, with a cast of 2,000 extras and more than 50 elephants and 70 horses. It has the longest shooting time and the longest screening time, i.e. three hours and five minutes. In 2003, an updated five hours version was released. In 2003, the film was also released in the United States with a shorter running time. This version was edited by Francis Ford Coppola, an old classmate of ChatriChalerm Yukol. Reigning monarch Queen Sirikit instigated this movie, financed most of it, arranged for palaces and historic sites to be opened to a film crew for the first time. The Culture Ministry registers 25 Thai classic films each year at the National Film Heritage Registry. This movie is part of the 25 films heritage list announced on 04 October 2015, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

ฟ้าทะลายโจร
ฟ้าทะลายโจร

Year: 2000

Thai title: ฟ้าทะลายโจร
English title: Tears of the Black Tiger

Rating: 4/5
Director: Wisit Sasanatieng

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan

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It is based on "Romeo and Juliette" scenario. Thai cowboys gang are confronting each other and one cowboy loves the daughter of the opposite gang. It is a rollicking technicolour melodrama, a loving homage to the lost Thai films of the 1960s. This movie was awarded the first prize of the 8th annual Dragons and Tigers Award for Young Cinema in Vancouver. It is Wisit Sasanatieng's first movie. The movie costs 20 millions Baht as it has to be digitalised to add the old style color aspect.

มนต์รักเพลงลูกทุ่ง
มนต์รักเพลงลูกทุ่ง

Year: 1995

Thai title: มนต์รักเพลงลูกทุ่ง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Bin Banleurit

Main actor: Bin Banleurit,Sombat Methanee
Main actress:

Movie มนต์รักเพลงลูกทุ่ง (1995) is sponsored by Mitsubishi motors company Ltd as the movie starts by a real mitsubishi advertisement. During the whole movie, the brand can be seen very often on tractors or various signs. Such movies are often called Nang Isan (หนังสายอีสาน / หนังภาคอีสาน). Such movies were targeted for provinces and not really for Bangkok area (ออกมาฉายตามต่างจังหวัด). Thon (Bin Banleurit) tries to seduce Pin (คืนนี้พี่จะบอก) and wishes to marry her but her father (Sombat Methanee) is not willing to give her hand to Thon. Sombat is old fashioned (โบราณเป็นน้อย). Some villagers are willing to help Thon. Thon is having issues with Chatchana as Chatchana wishes also to seduce Pin. Fighting over Pin happens between Thon and Chatchana. Dao, Chatchana’s girlfriend, arrives from Bangkok in the village. The green papaya salad (ส้มตำ) seller is Sombat's girlfriend and he always needs to find excuses to go to see her. Sombat forbids Pin to meet Thon again. A few romances happen in parallel (Ek and Tong Yoi). Dao, in order to make Chatchana jealous, announces her wedding with Thon! So Thon announces his intention to marry Pin! Misunderstandings happen (คนหลายใจ). A wedding procession (กระบวนแต่งงาน) led by Chatchana is on the way to Sombat’s home but he warns Pin at the last minute (เกลียดพ่อ). Thon and Pin decide to flee. A race of farm multi purpose trucks is organized. The winner will marry Pin. Despite his Mitsubishi motor Thon loses! Chatchana knowing he will never get Pin’s heart gives her to Thon. The movie lasts 1h56mn. It features new or quite unknown actors / actresses such as ศจีพันธ์ เจริญสุข-มรกต อุ่นบางหลวง-อาภรณ์ บุญเสนอ-ดลฤทัย ไอยรา. The sequences of successive gags in this movie remind some of the jokes found in Baan Phi Pop (บ้านผีปอบ) movies. There is typical usage of people having ill-favored face to look like ghost (ผี) same as actor Songthong two decades ago. Such Isan movies feature typical sequences with villagers peeping girls using sarong (ผ้าถุง) when taking a bath in local pond. Isan symbols such as farm multi purpose truck (รถอีแต๋น), green papaya salad are well featured. Movie มนต์รักเพลงลูกทุ่ง is a mix of romance, comedy and songs. Seven great songs are featured. This movie is inspired from the famous Mon Rak Luuk Thung (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) 1970 movie.

สมศรี 422R โปรแกรม D ปีนี้มีน้อง
สมศรี 422R โปรแกรม D ปีนี้มีน้อง

Year: 1995

Thai title: สมศรี 422R โปรแกรม D ปีนี้มีน้อง
English title: Somsri 422R Program D

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat,Duangdao Jarujinda

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Thai teen movie สมศรี 422R โปรแกรม D ปีนี้มีน้อง / Somsri 422R Program D is the third opus of สมศรี 422 อาร์ / Somsri 422R, the Thai robot. It was released in year 1995 and it lasts 1h47mn. In Bangkok, there is a three kid’s family with a father as crazy inventor. Mother is played by Duangdao Jarujinda. The father created Thai robot Somsri 422R before. Sompon is a new lady robot created by the father. Gags happen as ladies robots have unexpected behaviors such as going in male toilets or learning bad habits from humans... Funny competition do happen between the two robots. The grandfather (สุประวัติ ปัทมสูต) in Chiang Mai has difficulties with Sombat Methanee. He is always nagged by him and loses all competitions to him. Sombat has a very strong granddaughter. The grandfather wishes some help from Somsri (Jintara Sookkapat) in order to silence Sombat. It features various teen romances (including สายธาร นิยมการณ์). Animosities continue between the two grandfathers. Sombat even hires tough guys (มือดี) (including ชลประคัลภ์ จันทร์เรือง) to get rid of Somporn but they keep failing. Grandfather accuses Somsri to be jealous (ขี้อิจฉา) of Somporn. Ed (Santisuk Promsiri) is always supportive of Somsri (เป็นคนยุ่งจะตายไป). Competition shall happen both granddaughters (น้อง) per grandfathers' agreements. Somporn is the one to participate to the competition but she loses the first event due to cheating (โกง). As she is injured, Somsri replaces her and wins the last two events.

บุญชู 7
บุญชู 7

Year: 1993

Thai title: บุญชู 7
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Sombat Methanee,Kiet Kijcharouen
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

Boonchu and Mo want to marry but Boonchu's mother doesn't want him to go to Bangkok and Mo's elder sister doesn't want her to live in countryside. Boonchu and Mo want to live in an old house close to a river. Mo's elder sister Challenges Boonchu to clean the area in one month in order to get her wedding authorization.

มือขวาอาถรรพ์
มือขวาอาถรรพ์

Year: 1991

Thai title: มือขวาอาถรรพ์
English title: Gold Fist

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Panna Rittikrai,Sompop Wong Ko
Main actress: Phetrat Srikaew

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Thai movie มือขวาอาถรรพ์ / Gold Fist was released in year 1991. Pan (Panna Rittikrai) and Wan (Sompop Wong Ko - สมภพ วงศ์ก่อ) are waiting and armed with guns. A trap is prepared to catch an armed convoy. A man with a gold fist (Sombat Methanee) wishes to get a special jewel transported. Ann's father is killed while protecting the jewel against robbery. Sombat needs to gather two emeralds (มรกต) to get special power. Ann wishes to revenge her father. Meanwhile ruffians attack a village where a traditional dance performance is happening. A young girl is kidnapped. During a pagan ceremony, she is stabbed by the leader Sombat to get her pure blood. Policewoman (Phetrat Srikaew) and ผู้คง Ton are sent to investigate on this case. Ann and her team are also looking for people having a gold fist. Being attacked, Ann gets help from Ton. Having located Pan and Wan, June and Denise play the silly tourists in order to be brought to Kanchanaburi. Champ (สามารถ พยัคฆ์อรุณ), a Thai boxer, is joining the group. The leader needs virgins (สาวพรหมจารี) to have pure blood and release the power from the two emeralds. Their attack to kidnap a young lady fails so they capture the policewoman by default. The two foreigners June and Denise are also kidnapped. Denise succeeds to escape and join other teammates chasing the ruffians. The ceremony (ทำพิธี) shall happen soon so the group has to rush in order to release June before she is stabbed by the leader with a gold fist...This movie features Thai actors / actresses (Panna Rittikrai, Sombat Methanee, สามารถ พยัคฆ์อรุณ, Phetrat Srikaew, เวย์น ฟอลโคเนอร์) and also American actors / actresses (Bobby Sands, Josette Prevost, Leslie Horan, Nancy Black, Corrine Foster) so certainly to appeal to both Thai domestic market and overseas market. It was Miss Thailand Phetrat Srikaew (เพชรรัตน์ ศรีแก้ว) ’s first movie.

ผ่าปืน 91
ผ่าปืน 91

Year: 1991

Thai title: ผ่าปืน 91
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Dam Datsakorn,Rith Luecha,Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Krung Srivilai
Main actress:

Thai movie ผ่าปืน 91 was released in year 1991. Movie is directed by Chalong Pukdeewichit. The Thai cable TV version lasts 1h23mn. Two policemen, including Captain (ผู้กอง) Passakorn (Chatchai Plengpanich) and มอริส เค, enquiry about a company business. The secretary Pawinee (ริสา หงษ์หิรัญ) is not cooperative. The manager Kangwan (ผู้จัดการ - Manop Aussawathep) is away. The secretary leaves with a briefcase. The briefcase is stolen following a robbing. Passakorn and the secretary follow the robbers. The ruffians are led by Dam Datsakorn, seconded by Rith Luecha. Passakorn is captured and is about to be killed but the secretary Pawinee and a Japanese policeman called Ken (อรรถชัย อนันตเมฆ) save him. Passakorn meets Sombat Methanee, part of government agency. Dam tries to get rid of Passakorn by threatening his girlfriend (อย่าให้พลาด) but it fails. Dam tries to embuscade Passakorn in a mall but he fails again. Krung Srivilai (คนที่หวังดี) provides some help to Passakorn. While in a pub, Rith and ruffians storm it to kill Passakorn. His girlfriend is shot by Rith. Upset, Passakorn chases Rith but he is stunned by Dam before able to get revenge on Rith. On a boat, Passakorn discovers that the ruffians' big boss is Kangwan! Tied, Passakorn is thrown in the water. Pawinee, being an outstanding diver, saves him again. Kangwan comes to Pattaya to do business for weapons (อาวุธร้าย M48) with foreigners. Chased by ruffians, Passakorn and Pawinee get help from Krung. Ken betrays Pawinee by failing to put a bomb on Kangwan's boat. Kangwan and Dam are doing business at the Cambodian border. Thai navy tries to stop them but they take hostages. Fighting happens causing Kangwan and Dam to be killed. Krung, showing his real face, wishes to take over the weapons. In a last move to show he wasn’t a bad guy, Ken sacrifices his life to neutralize Krung.

เพชรพยัคฆราช
เพชรพยัคฆราช

Year: 1988

Thai title: เพชรพยัคฆราช
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sorapong Chatree,Krailat Kriengkrai,Krung Srivilai,Tuanton Kammeesri
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.

ตำรวจเหล็ก
ตำรวจเหล็ก

Year: 1986

Thai title: ตำรวจเหล็ก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Kom Akadej

Main actor: Bin Banleurit,Sombat Methanee,Kom Akadej,Pipop Pupinyo,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Marsha,Nanthida Kaewbuasai

Thai movie ตำรวจเหล็ก was released in year 1986. Kom Akadej is the movie director. The movie lasts 1h40mn. Sombat Methanee is a police police commander (ผู้บังคับ) enquiring on a murder. Chanyut was found dead in his swimming pool. 2000M baht have disappeared following the murder. Bin (Bin Banleurit) finds an earring there. Pim (Marsha playing in her first movie) is a journalist (นักข่าว). Muat (หมวด) Bin kills two ruffians having shot policemen. Singer Chengila (Nanthida Kaewbuasai) is harassed by (ขอตัว) Nai Chareun Phran, son of an influential banker and also targeting to be a parliamentary. Fighting happens in the club. Bin arrests Nai Chareun Phran but he is released thanks to his father. Investigations on hitmen are ongoing. Pim enters illegally in a Chinese temple to take pictures of a ceremony. Hitman Chat Mongkolchai is present. A money exchange shall happen between Chat and the son of Sia in order to release Sia. Pim recognizes Bin and reveals by mistake that Police is part of the Chinese lions dancers. Shooting happens and all ruffians are killed. Bin is looking for information on another hitman called Seua Weng. Weng is looking to flee overseas so looking to exchange Thai baht in dollar. He is shot by another fierceful killer, Ai Tong Bai boon Sung, before being able to flee. Bin suspects Kaewbuasai should be related to Chanyut as he found she is wearing only one earring. Chengila was the girlfriend of Chanyut. Chengila has seen the murderer, i.e. Nokhun, famous lawyer (ทนายความใหญ่) and even took a video. Entertainment place Chao Praya 3 is the place where the killer is coming every day to see a girl. Nai Chareun Phran, helped by his lawyer (Kom Akadej) frames Bin in a trap. Chengila blacklists the lawyer Nokhun by asking 200M Baht. The lawyer puts some fake policemen in front of Chengila’s condo but Bin arrests them. As usual Pim is here to take pictures. Bin suspects Chengila is not telling the whole truth to him as there should be a reason why fake policemen kept watching her flat. Later on the killer erupts in the disco and tries to shoot Chengila. She escapes thanks to Bin, who is injured. She flees but finally gets shot by the hitman. Before dying, she calls the police and talks about a tape hidden in the bathroom. Bin’s assistant finds it and the lawyer is identified as the killer. Nai Chareun Phran is afraid and sends the killer to get rid of the lawyer. He is only injured and ends up at the hospital. The lawyer tries to corrupt Bin’s assistant but to no avail. The killer erupts in the hospital and kills Bin’s assistant. The lawyer succeeds to flee. Final scene is happening around a political meeting scene. Nokhun injures Nai Chareun Phran and both get arrested. Bin with Pim’s succeed to neutralize the killer.

ไกรทอง 2
ไกรทอง 2

Year: 1985

Thai title: ไกรทอง 2
English title: Kraithong 2

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sompote Sangduenchai,Neramit

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Lor Tok,Lak Apichat
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.

เสือใบ
เสือใบ

Year: 1984

Thai title: เสือใบ
English title: Seua Bai

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiyan Sorakrai,Sombat Methanee,Dam Datsakorn,Chat Mongkolchai,Kowit Wattanakul
Main actress: Nareerat Monsiri

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Bai (Chaiyan Sorakrai) is the son of poor farmers. Some cows disappear in the village. Ying, son of local subdistrict headman, is suspected (ชาวบ้านเดือดร้อน) to sell the cows to gamble. A fist fight happens between Ying and Bai as Bai challenges him on the money origin. Ying and his friends are strongly defeated by Bai and his brother Chom. Yiem (Dam Datsakorn), Ying's father (พ่อ), doesn't accept this and threatens to kill Bai if he doesn't apologize. Yiem hits Bai's father. Wishing to clarify the situation with Yiem, Bai and Chom end up fighting with Ying and his ruffians again. Ying shots Chom and Bai has no choice but shooting Ying also. Chom is only injured but Ying dies. Chom and Bai have to flee but subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Yiem promises to revenge his dead son. While fleeing, Bai helps Malee (Nareerat Monsiri) threatened (รังแก) by ruffian Riem (Chat Mongkolchai). Sia Thong is another godfather lending money then taking land and cows when villagers cannot repay. Bai has to play the robin woods to get back the illegal contracts from Sia Thong. Malee is Seua Fai's (Sombat Methanee) young sister. Yiem's ruffians kill Chom. Bai and his friend Sakorn (Kowit Wattanakul) take refuge in Seua Fai's territory. Romance starts between Bai and Malee. Seua protects villagers and punish those acting badly. Yiem's ruffians team perform robbery (ปล้น) by using Bai's name. They hide their face. The action is taking place during World War II with Japanese soldiers occupying Thailand. Bai and Seu Fai team help each other to neutralize a petrol stock maintained by Japanese soldiers. While visiting his mother, Bai is surprised by Yiem's ruffians. He succeeds to escape but a traitor is leading Yiem to Bai's hidden refuge. Yiem is bringing the police with him. Shootings happen. As Sakorn is seriously injured, he stays behind to stop Yiem's ruffians. Meanwhile Yiem sends teammates to kidnap Bai's parents so Bai's team has to split into two parts. Following his mother's request, Bai finally surrenders to the police. No thief can escape police. The real historical Bai is coming from Suphanburi province. He was a thief (โจร) very active after World War 2. He stayed in prison from 1953 to 1963. The real man Seua Bai (เสือใบ) has a small speech at the end of this movie. He is highlighting that his illegal life should not be followed. Other versions of Seua Bai were in 1971 (สุภาพบุรุษเสือใบ), 1998 (เสือ โจรพันธุ์เสือ). In 1971 version, the part related to the fight against Japanese invaders is much longer.

ล่าพยัคฆ์
ล่าพยัคฆ์

Year: 1983

Thai title: ล่าพยัคฆ์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sukon Koewliam,Sombat Methanee,Toon Hiransap,Rith Luecha,Nard Poowanai,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Thitima Sangkapitak

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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.

ลูกสาวกำนัน 2
ลูกสาวกำนัน 2

Year: 1983

Thai title: ลูกสาวกำนัน 2
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Sombat Methanee,Rong Kaomulkadee
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Lalana Sulawan,Ampha Pusit

This funny movie is the second opus about the daughter of a district officer. Teng Mo has just married when another woman claims that she is already the wife of her husband! Funny moments happen until Teng Mo and her husband fall in love again.

ขุนช้างขุนแผน  ตอนปราบจรเข้เถรขวาด
ขุนช้างขุนแผน ตอนปราบจรเข้เถรขวาด

Year: 1982

Thai title: ขุนช้างขุนแผน ตอนปราบจรเข้เถรขวาด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sompote Sangduenchai,Neramit

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Toon Hiransap
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).

ทอง ภาค 2
ทอง ภาค 2

Year: 1982

Thai title: ทอง ภาค 2
English title: Commando Gold

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Sahat Piempongsan,Robert Ginty,Rith Luecha,Somchai Samipak,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth,Naowarat Yooktanun,Lalana Sulawan,Sarah Langenfeld

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ทอง ภาค 2 / Goldraider is a sequel of ทอง ภาค 1. It was released in year 1982. It lasts 1h33mn. It is a DVD featuring English language with Thai subtitles. The plane leaving Laos with gold bars is shot down. There is a stock valued 200M USD on board. Cheut (Sombat Methanee) and Satra (Krung Srivilai), both present in first sequel, succeed to jump by parachute. Cheut ends in a mountain village where Wassana Sitthiweth is a teacher. Satra ends in another village led by Somchai Samipak and is accused of being a spy. As one leader wishes to marry Naowarat Yooktanun, Satra's life is spared as he needs to offer gold for the wedding. So Satra must lead them. Another team led by Mark (Robert Ginty) and including Cordelia (Sarah Langenfeld), Penpoin (Lalana Sulawan) - explosive expert -, Rith Luecha – knife expert - and others is on the way to the border to prevent communists to grab the gold bars. The commando has to get back three big boxes containing weapons and delivered by planes. The Laotian leader is a general (Manop Aussawathep), who has a crippled leg. He has to catch the gold raiders and find the gold bars to give back to his commander Sahat Piempongsan. While crossing a ravine, the gold raiders get reunited with Satra and Naowarat, who were fleeing from the Laotian soldiers. They finally all get captured except Mark, who flees through his flying motorcycle. Penpoin recognises her former Thai boyfriend, who is now a captain in the communist army. At night time, Mark releases them and they storm the ruffians' camp. As the village chief was killed, Naowarat guides them to the plane. They succeed to steal the gold bars from the laotian soldiers and rush to the Mekong river to wait for US helicopters. Manop Aussawathep tries to steal the gold from his own commander Sahat Piempongsan. Laotian army reinforcement arrives but the gold raiders succeed to slow them down. Gold is finally extracted but 5 of the gold raiders have lost their lives during the expedition.

แม่แตงร่มใบ
แม่แตงร่มใบ

Year: 1982

Thai title: แม่แตงร่มใบ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sombat Methanee

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Sombat Methanee,Suchao Pongwilai,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit,Duangdao Jarujinda

Two families making a living on agriculture don't esteem each other. They unite when some gangsters threaten them in order to buy goods at low price. Love stories happen between young people from both families.

ลูกเขยกำนัน
ลูกเขยกำนัน

Year: 1982

Thai title: ลูกเขยกำนัน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dam Datsakorn,Toon Hiransap,Sukon Koewliam,Doo Dook Kradon,Chat Mongkolchai,Paen Pleumsachai,Pao Porapak
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Chaweewan Boonprok

Thai movie ลูกเขยกำนัน was released in year 1982. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 3 minutes trailer remains to be seen. Its image is unfortunately half damaged as the film was soaked with water and it has an inaudible sound. Various short sequences are shown in the trailer. Sombat Methanee is the subdistrict headman (กำนัน). Naowarat Yooktanun is his daughter. Dam Datsakorn and Toon Hiransap are fighting and punching each other. Naowarat is being kidnapped. Naowarat is fighting with veteran actress. It is a romantic action comedy movie. Similar to many Thai movies, it features various styles in order to please the whole family including with a hot love scene (featuring Dam and Chaweewan Boonprok). It uses the same ingredients as popular Thai movie ลูกสาวกำนัน (1981) but it was not as successful. Other actors seen in the trailer are Chat Mongkolchai and Pao Porapak, actor always playing tough ruffian roles. Other actors / actresses are รอง, Chaweewan Boonprok (ฉวีวรรณ บุญปรก), Sukon Koewliam, Doo Dook Kradon, หน่ำเลี๊ยบ, Paen Pleumsachai.

ยอดหญิง ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่
ยอดหญิง ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่

Year: 1981

Thai title: ยอดหญิง ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Yodchai Meksuwan,Kecha Plianvithee,Pipop Pupinyo,Lak Apichat,Boo Wibunnan,Thuam Thoranong,Paen Pleumsachai
Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth,Piathip Kumwong,Duangcheewan Komolsen.Suphanee Jitthieng

Thai movie ยอดหญิง ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่ was released in year 1981. The version seen only lasts 1h05mn so too many scenes were cut making the storytelling bit weird. Boss (เจ้านาย) Bancha (Kecha Plianvithee) is trafficking weapons. Pipop Pupinyo is part of his team. A mysterious masked vigilante man, wearing black clothes, is trying to stop him. It is Nam (Sombat Methanee). A truck carrying weapons is stopped by Thai Police thanks to Nam. Nam warns Bancha but a fighting erupts with his tough guys. Nam gets help from a mysterious masked vigilante woman, wearing red clothes. Nam meets Nissa (Wassana Sitthiweth), daughter of the police head. Yot (Lak Apichat) helps Pat (Piathip Kumwong) kidnapped by ruffians. Ruffians kidnap Sia / เสี่ย Boo Wibunnan’s child and shoot him in the shoulder. Hopefully red and black masked vigilantes follow the car but get attacked by yellow masked men (องค์การสีเลือง). Two ladies Pat and Nissa (นกสองตัว) are captured by Bancha's team, who are preparing to betray Thailand. Yodchai Meksuwan and Darlin (Duangcheewan Komolsen), from Malaysia, are police members. Bancha threatens the police head to kill his daughter Nissa if their business is disrupted again. Nam simulates joining the yellow gang in order to be able to release the ladies. Nam cannot reach agreement so a one to one (ต่อสู้แบบลูกผู้ชาย) fight must happen. Police finally arrives. Pat sacrifices her life to save Nam. Lak helps to release Darlin, who is identified to be the mysterious red masked vigilante woman. All ruffians are captured or killed. The identity of the gang leader (ลืมชาติ) is then known... Other actors are เศกสิทธิ์, Suphanee Jitthieng,โดม สิงโมฬี, โกร่ง กางเกงแดง.

ยางโทน
ยางโทน

Year: 1981

Thai title: ยางโทน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Dam Datsakorn
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.

ไอ้เสียวหมัดสัง
ไอ้เสียวหมัดสัง

Year: 1981

Thai title: ไอ้เสียวหมัดสัง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lak Apichat,Boo Wibunnan,Adul Dulyarat,Manop Aussawathep,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Rith Luecha
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Ampha Pusit,Chosri Misommon

Thai movie Ai Sio (ไอ้เสียวหมัดสัง) was released in year 1981 and lasts 2h03mn. Sio (Sombat Methanee) from Isan area is going to Bangkok for the first time to find a job. Some people promise him a fake job in Saraburi. They drug him with sedative pills (ยานอนหลับ) and steal his money. Sio speaks Isan language only. Sio finds the three men again and a fight erupts. Very strong, Sio kills them during the fight thanks to his strong punch. Sio ends up in jail with two other men, Lak Apichat and Boo Wibunnan, who are pickpockets. They become friends. Released from prison, Lak and Boo meet Phi Kang (Adul Dulyarat), who has serious issues with ruffians led by Boonchai (Manop Aussawathep) wishing to buy his garden. There are gems (พลอยแดง) in his garden soil. His children are Sayan Chantaraviboon, Supansa Nuengpirom and her elder sister played by Ampha Pusit. Sombat is having two roles in this movie, i.e. Sio and Sia! Sia Songsak is another local ruffian and his mother is played by Chosri Misommon. Some people confuse Sio and Sia. Sio has to punch people mistaking him as Sia. Sia finally finds Sio. Fighting erupts between both of them. Through the fight, Sio kills Sia due to his strong fist punch. Each time he gets hit below the stomach, Sio loses his temper. Afraid of being arrested by police again, both Sio and Boo leave for Chantaburi. Arriving there, they are involved in another fight and befriend with young men. Boo brings them to work with him. Sio likes fair justice (รักความยุติธรรม). Ruffians propose a 5 to 5 fight. Rith Luecha is one of the fighters. If they lose, they have to sell the garden. Thanks to Sio, they win. Trying a last solution, the ruffians kidnap the two daughters. Even Saran, now able to fight, joins them. Through final fighting, ruffians are neutralized. Sio is injured while protecting Supansa. US movie Rocky soundtrack is used.

ลูกสาวกำนัน
ลูกสาวกำนัน

Year: 1981

Thai title: ลูกสาวกำนัน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Sombat Methanee,Lak Apichat,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit,Thitima Sangkapitak

This funny movie is about Teng Mo, the daughter of a district officer.

ไอ๊หยา อาตือ
ไอ๊หยา อาตือ

Year: 1981

Thai title: ไอ๊หยา อาตือ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol

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An old 700 years old Chinese mummy is displayed in a Thai museum. Despite the numerous police guards, a robbery happens and the original mummy is replaced by a copy. A thief is injured during a shooting with police. The head of police goes to pick up his daughter Chim coming back from England at the airport and realises that her daughter's boyfriend, called Sak, has same face as the thief. Meanwhile the thief, called Kimtheun, dies at the hospital. The head of police wants Sak to replace the dead thief at the hospital so that his thievish colleagues come to free him and so the police will be able to locate the mommy. Sak cannot refuse if he wishes to marry the head of police's daughter! A Chinese descendant and owner of antique shop is the one to order the robbery. A thievish colleague comes to the hospital not to help Sak but no kill him in order that he cannot talk anymore. Sak flees and takes refuge in the colleague's car trunk. He arrives in Chinese Viharnra Sien shrine in Chonburi province. Sak has to act like Kimtheun and discovers that he has one older wife and two children. Sak doesn't speak Chinese very well. Hopefully he can argue that his head injuries cause him to lose memory. There is some light mockery of old Chinese customs in Thailand (boss with numerous concubines and much younger that the main wife, strong accent when speaking Thai, mixing of Chinese and Thai words Atia for father - Ama for mother, eat pork crazily). Next plan is to steal the Democracy Monument's two golden offering bowls in Bangkok. Arguments and comic situations happen when Chim finds Sak with the Chinese wife. Sak claims he is Kimtheun. Chim starts to be suspicious. Kimtheun's youngest brother knows well a Chim's friend so Sak is broken cover when Chim and her friends visit the Chinese shrine. Sak needs to tell the truth to Chim. Sak argues he didn't do anything with Kimtheun's wife as she cut off her husband's manhood before and gave it to ducks as Kimtheun was too unfaithful (Surgeons in Thailand have become experts at re-attaching things). Sak and Chim follow up the antique shop owner up to Baan Beung in his secret cave where he hides the mummy. Being discovered, the boss hides himself inside the mummy armour. Sak and Chim need to replace the false mummy by the real mummy before Chinese authorities find the trick. It would cause the father to lose his job. During the mummy inspection, the mummy becomes alive as the antique owner doesn't want to go to China causing a big fear to everybody. Finally Sak and Chim happily marry. Director Kumtorn Tubkunlai has directed many comedies related to Chinese culture background. It is similar style and gags as the Pink Panther movie.

หนึ่งน้องนางเดียว
หนึ่งน้องนางเดียว

Year: 1980

Thai title: หนึ่งน้องนางเดียว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Tharika Thidathip,Chosri Misommon,Marasri Isarangkul

Thai movie หนึ่งน้องนางเดียว was released in year 1980 and lasts 1h18mn. Maybe the movie was cut or censored as it is a short duration for a movie. The picture quality is average. This movie is remake of movie หนึ่งน้องนางเดียว released in year 1959. The mother is played by Marasri Isarangkul. The poor family adopts an orphelin Phayak on top of their current child Phayak. Many years have passed. Narit (Sombat Methanee) is riding horse with his fiancee Nathee. Suddenly Narit falls from a horse (ตกม้า) as a snake attacks it. He gets help from PlaiWan (Pissamai Wilaisak). Phayak (ณัฐ ไชยยงค์) is her brother, who is a hunchback. Narit seduces PlaiWan (คนกรุงเทพพูดหวานอย่างนี้ทุกคนหรือค่ะ?). Phayak doesn't trust Narit. While her parents are away to cure the father's heart disease, PlaiWan and Narit become lovers. Phayak blames his sister (ใจง่าย). The father, knowing that her daughter was too easy, has a heart attack and dies. Narit is back to Bangkok and promises to come back as soon as possible. A child is born but Narit is still not back so PlaiWan decides to to Bangkok. Chosri Misommon is playing a domestic helper. Narit had to marry Nathee (Tharika Thidathip) due to some debt towards parents. In front of Nathee, Narit ignores PlaiWan and his child (เลวกว่าหมา). Narit chases them. Back home, the baby is dead and the mother dies also. PlaiWan and Phayak burn the house and leave the area to start a new life. They settle in South of Thailand and make a living by fishing. An old sorceress predicts to PlaiWan that Narit will come back to her as a slave. A spirit (ปู่) tells to Phayak where a treasure is located in the sea. They become rich and buy a beautiful home. PlaiWan is renamed as Fatima. Narit meets Fatima but he doesn't recognize PlaiWan. They become lovers again causing Phayak's ire towards this (หมาป่า). Phayak is going overseas to remove his hunch. Narit meets Methinee, a business woman but he doesn’t realize she is PlaiWan (ไม่จริงจัง). Phayak kidnaps Narit to get revenge over him. He also lies to Nathee in order to seduce her. He tortures Narit’s body but also Narit’s spirit by telling his fiancee is now his! Nathee grabs a gun but Phayak shoots her. The police arrives and shootings happen. PlaiWan releases Narit as Phayak has gone too far. Phayak finally dies as he was willing to revenge PlaiWan’s honor.

พรุ่งนี้ฉันจะรักคุณ
พรุ่งนี้ฉันจะรักคุณ

Year: 1980

Thai title: พรุ่งนี้ฉันจะรักคุณ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Jatuphol Poopirom
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit

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A man called Non helps a woman, called Oon, drugged by a taxi driver, who wants to rape her. Oon believes that Non raped her and flees. Non loves Oon but cannot find her anymore as she leaves for France. Oon's sister meets Noon and is fond of him. Non asks her in marriage. When Oon comes back from France, many confusions happen until love emerges between Non and Oon.

บูญเพ็ง หีบเหล็ก
บูญเพ็ง หีบเหล็ก

Year: 1980

Thai title: บูญเพ็ง หีบเหล็ก
English title: The Magic Killer

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Phairoj Jaising,Lak Apichat,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Prissana Chabaprai,Suphanee Jitthieng

Boon Peng is a famous local spirit doctor (หมอชื่อเสียง) with known skills (เมตตามหานิยม, วิชา, วิเศษ). Boon Peng can see future and destiny (ชะตา, ดูจิต). Boon Peng and his clique take advantage of gullible people. Divorced ladies (แม่ม่าย) or young girls only visit him. One of them, Mae Na, disappeared. Thiu (Sombat Methanee) and lady Prin love each other but Prin's mother wants her daughter to marry Boon Peng. Mae Na's dead body is found by Thiu in a mysterious coffer (หีบเหล็ก) hidden close to the river. There is Mae Na's dead body in the chest. A Boon Peng's sbire was seen carrying the chest. Boon Peng's ruffians (ลูกน้อง) have arguments with Thiu, who distrusts Boon Peng. Thiu surveys what is happening around Boon Peng's House. Boon Peng asks to be Prin's fiance (คู่หมั้น). Boon Peng tries to use love potion (น้ำมันพราย) to win Prin's heart. Thiu becomes an adversary (รู้มากแล้ว). Prin cannot refuse as she needs to show gratitude (กตัญญู) to her mother. Boon Peng wants to accelerate the wedding date but Thiu decides to fight back (ต่อสู้สำหรับความรักของเรา). It is Thiu's real Love (ศักดิ์สิทธิ์) against Boon Peng's bad black magic. Meanwhile another Boon Peng's follower wishes to be her wife. Boon Peng has to kill her as she was threatening to announce their relationship to the whole village. The daughter is witness that her mother stopped at Boon Peng's house. Thiu arrests Boon Peng, who is condemned to death by decapitation. According to the legend swords couldn't cut his head (ดาบฟันไม่เข้า) until he accepts remorse (ชดใช้กรรม). This movie reminds of 1960s Thai horror movies ambiance mixing comedy and slight horror with frightening owl sounds. This movie is based on a real story, which happened during Rama VI period. A spirit doctor has many followers (ลูกศิษย์), who were mainly ladies. He killed some of them for their money and was throwing the bodies away hidden in a chest. He was finally captured and killed in 1919. A version of this story was done in 1967. Sombat Methanee was already the main actor.

ผ่าปืน
ผ่าปืน

Year: 1980

Thai title: ผ่าปืน
English title: CRIME TARGET

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Rith Luecha,Manop Aussawathep,Sahat Piempongsan,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Chatree (Sahat Piempongsan) and Boo (Boo Wibunnan), two rich men, take part to social activities implying donations. Chatree's wife (Duangcheewan Komolsen) is a former bar singer. Their relationship is not going on well. Meanwhile ruffians rob a jewelry. Police inspector (สารวัตร) Kampan shots them (จับตาย 3 ศพ). Manop, brother of two deceased ruffians, is upset and looks for revenge towards Kampan. Naowarat, new young female policeman, has to work with Kampan (Sombat Methanee) known as "pitiless gun" (ปืนโหด). Kampan has lost his wife during an intervention. Since that time, he is a lonely policeman and is well known to kill bad guys with one bullet only with his magnum 357. Naowarat's father is the head of Thai police. Naowarat just comes back from Chicago after high successful studies. Chatree is the owner of a nightclub but he is losing money. Outside the nightclub, two thugs try to kill Kampan but they get finally shot by him. Reut and Manop try to kill inspector Kampan again. As they fail, they flee through a school minibus. Without knowing it, there are Chatree and Boo's sons in the minibus! Children are used as protection (ตัวประกัน). The ruffians ask for a ransom of 10M baht that shall be carried by Kampan (มือดี). Kampan brings no gun but has a special watch in order to be located anywhere. Chatree is in fact Manop's boss (เจ้านาย). Kampan's watch is discovered and after some torture, he is put in a sealed hole with Chatree's wife and her lover dead bodies. Buried alive, Kampan escapes death thanks to some workers finishing Chatree's house canalisations. The ruffians ask 1M USD to the Chinese businessman against his son's life. Money exchange shall happen in a full football stadium but Kampan and Naowarat make their plan foiled. Reut is killed. Chatree and Manop bring the kids into a disaffected factory. Following his own son pleas, Chatree surrenders. Kampan shots Manop. Children are freed. It could be the Thai version of "Dirty Harry" as Kampan also does self justice. The Thai version lasts 1h38mn. An international version was also released by Filmark production and is lasting 1h30mn. The international name is "CRIME TARGET".

ไกรทอง
ไกรทอง

Year: 1980

Thai title: ไกรทอง
English title: Kraithong

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sompote Sangduenchai

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee
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.

วีรบุรุษหนองตากยา
วีรบุรุษหนองตากยา

Year: 1980

Thai title: วีรบุรุษหนองตากยา
English title: Hero of Nong Takaya

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Lak Apichat,Rith Luecha,Chat Mongkolchai,Boo Wibunnan
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.

ฝนใต้
ฝนใต้

Year: 1980

Thai title: ฝนใต้
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Boo Wibunnan,Sawin Sawangrat,Pipop Pupinyo,Adul Dulyarat,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Metta Roongrat,Duangdao Jarujinda

This movie is a Thai Tom Yum (ต้มยำ) western mixing action and comedy. Following a robbery, ruffians have to stop at a house to rest at night time and repair their car. They kill the whole family living there but the kid, called Yot, is only injured and promises to take revenge. He notices that the killer is wearing particular boots. Yot is rescued and healed by a Buddhist monk and doctor Meng (Adul Dulyarat). Twenty years have passed. Yot (Sombat Methanee) is coming back in the area to sell medicine. The area is under the control of mafiosi Lit and his thugs (Pipop Pupinyo and Chat Mongkolchai). Even local subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Cha (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) has difficulty to get authority from them. The district officer (นายอำเภอ) has been killed. The doctor Meng now indulges into alcohol to forget his worries. His wife, Busuba (Metta Roongrat), was deceitful and caused the death of his best friend. She is now Lit's girlfriend. A Thai country music (ลูกทุ่ง) singer (Sayan Chantaraviboon) is coming in the village and teams up with Yot. Lit (Sawin Sawangrat) tries to get rid of Yot, the country music singer and even local subdistrict headman Cha. Yot finds the 20 years old boots in Cha's barn so he believes that local subdistrict headman Cha is responsible of his parents' death. Various events (doctor Meng, Lit and Busaba die) happen until the thugs are neutralized thanks to Yot and the singer, who is in fact an undercover military officer. Remembering the Buddhist monk's advice, Yot doesn't do self justice and becomes the new district officer. It is a typical movie of end of 1970s decade with Thai country music songs, action, comedy, romance (Yot and Chewi (Supansa Nuengpirom), local subdistrict headman Cha's daughter), revenge. A previous version of ฝนใต้ was also done in 1970 already with Sombat Methanee.

เต้าฮวยไล้เหลี่ยว
เต้าฮวยไล้เหลี่ยว

Year: 1980

Thai title: เต้าฮวยไล้เหลี่ยว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lor Tok,Boo Wibunnan,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Suphanee Jitthieng

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This movie is a parody of Hong Kong Kung Fu movies that were popular in Thailand during 1970s decade. Thao Huay is a traditional Thai man selling healthy Chinese soups. His family is originating from China. Thao Huay's father gets beaten by some members of the Kung Fu school Snake Boxing (มวยงู) and dies. Aspiring for revenge, Thao Huay looks for a master to learn boxing and become a disciple (ลูกศิษย์). Meanwhile Thao Hua meets a young Thai lady called Waan, who is papaya salad seller (แม่ค้าส้มตำ). He has arguments with her in the local market (ตลาด) regarding a selling site location. Waan learns that her real father is Chinese so she goes to live together in his home with her mother. His Chinese father has already a wife so there are arguments who is the main wife (เมียหลวง) and who is the minor wife (เมียน้อย). The father is having a jewelry (ร้านทอง). Sompong, a rich young coming back from America, tries to seduce Waan but Waan still has a sweet spot for Thao Huay. A robbery is happening at the jewelry. Robbers hide the jewelry inside Thao Huay's palanquin. Thao Huay faces hardships during the training with the master. He learns the monkey dance (รำมวยลิง). This dance skills gets highest efficiency if the fighter is drunk also. Waan is kinadped by Kung Fu school Snake Boxing. Thao Huay is going to rescue her. With the help of his master, the Kung Fu school is defeated. Thao Huay gives back the gold and can marry Waan.

ขุนเดช
ขุนเดช

Year: 1980

Thai title: ขุนเดช
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Sompong Phonmitr,Pumi Patanayut,Somjin Thammatat
Main actress: Pornpan Ketmamatsu

Thai movie ขุนเดช was released in year 1980. It takes place in Sukhothai historical park area before it became an official park (1988) as there was still heavy vegetation around the Buddha statues. The movie lasts 1h46mn. This movie was only released under VHS in Thailand and Sweden. Two men are killed by Khun Det (Sombat Methanee) as they are digging in order to steal Buddhist artifacts. Ruffians arrive in the village and hire farmers to dig around in order to find relics. Village leader (ผู้ใหญ่) Sompong (Sompong Phonmitr) refuses to help as it is ancestor's' heritage so it shall not be sold to strangers. Sompong has a mute daughter (Pornpan Ketmamatsu). The leader (เจ้านาย)(ภูมิ พัฒนายุทธ) is looking for Buddha statues (พระสักองค์). Sompong informs the temple abbot that the ruffians even dig near old sacred pagodas but nothing the abbot can do (สัตว์นรก). Khun Det, aware, chases away the workers. Khun Det is then captured, crucified and suspended to a headless Buddha giant statue. Khun Det is rescued by Sompong and his daughter. Khun Det repairs an old gun (ปืนเก่า). As the ruffians are evacuating Buddha statues by boat, Khun Det sinks the boat thanks to his gun. It reminds the scene of Naresuan 2 with the King shooting very far away with a gun to defeat the Burmese king. The leader, seeing that Khun Det is bringing them serious troubles again decide to flee by car with some Buddha statues. Khun Det prevents him to flee by destroying his car and killing him. The father (Somjin Thammatat), in ire as his son is dead, storms the village with ruffians but is unable to find Khun Det. They burn belongings of villagers and threaten the abbot. The father destroys pagodas and tries to bury a big Buddha statue. Khun Det prevents them so the father finally calls Manop Aussawathep, a professional killer. He shots Sompong. This movie also reminds of western such as “The Magnificent Seven” with people protect villagers against ruffians as there is no police. Manop then buries men alive to force Khun Det to show himself. The villagers fight back. The father and his ruffians are killed. Khun Det defeats Manop through an epic final fight. It is a strong movie with violent deaths (heads cut as ruffians cut Buddha statues’ heads). Khun Det finally leaves. A Thai serie ขุนเดช was released in year 1999 with Phongphat Wachirabanjong. Another version was released in year 2012.

นายอำเภอคนใหม่
นายอำเภอคนใหม่

Year: 1980

Thai title: นายอำเภอคนใหม่
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Penpak Sirikul,Reuthairat Amatawanit

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In Northern Thailand, a district officer is shot in the back. He was fighting against illegal trees cut. It is the fourth officer killed on duty in five years. A new one (Sombat Methanee) is nominated. The new district officer understands very fast that a latent corruption happens and that local people (ชาวป่า) are expected to give gifts (chickens, daughter given as maid as a compensation of non paid debts...). The new district officer's adjoint is called Palat and is played by Suchao Pongwilai again with brio in the role of rogue officer. Sor Asanajinda plays the role of a brusque villager complaining indirectly regarding rampant corruption. His son Pol (Sorapong Chatree) is also very active. The minister who sent the district officer has problems with his own daughter, Nit (Jarunee Sooksawad), due to misunderstanding with his new wife. She leaves for the same village Daran Thong and becomes the local teacher. Nit has also medicine knowledge and has to face local fear of ghosts and sorcerer (หมอผี). Old people prefer using sorcerer instead of modern pills. Thanks to Nit and with Pol's leadership, the farmers ask for higher prices and debts resettlement to the trader. Local trader tries to corrupt the district officer but fails to do so. The corrupted subdistrict headman (กำนัน) and trader start to be very upset. They try to buy land as they know that a road will be built to the village but Pol asks villagers to refuse to sell. The subdistrict headman daughter Sophit is back from studying abroad. Palat is secretly fond of her. A young lady called Bukham is raped and killed by Palat. Palat accuses Pol with false proofs. Pol flees and discovers that many trees are cut illegally. Nobody speaks due to fear. The new district officer asks Pol to surrender if he is innocent. Pol's father is found hanged as he spoke too much (พูดประชด - พูดมาก) against corrupted officers. The adjoint uses local people to build the road at a cheaper price. Nit brings the villagers to the province officer to ask for full payments and she wins. Meanwhile Palat rapes the subdistrict headman daughter Sophit and strangles her. Pol's brother sees it and warns his brother. Sabin and Nit get attacked. Sabin is captured but Nit can flee. Nit and Pol come to help Sabin and bring Sophit's dead body to the subdistrict headman. This one wishes to kill Palat as revenge but gets shot before. Finally Palat gets smashed by a log in the illegal logging factory and the district officer helps to catch all ruffians. A school and hospital shall be built by the previous corrupting trader. The movie finishes happily, Nit is named school director (ครูใหญ่ใหม่), Pol is named new subdistrict headman (กำนันใหม่). This movie with social and meaningful messages also involves comedy and romance and not only pure drama. A new generation of government officials is here to replace the previous corrupted generation.

เสียงซึงที่สันทราย
เสียงซึงที่สันทราย

Year: 1980

Thai title: เสียงซึงที่สันทราย
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Naowarat Watchara,Sarinthip Siriwan

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In North of Thailand, a mother has got two daughters, Pim and Kaew. Pim has been a prostitute and has now a new boyfriend. Kaew is in love with a poor peasant. The mother pushes Kaew to go to Bangkok during one year to be a prostitute in order to buy her a house and pay her debts. Pim tries to hinder her mother but has to go to Bangkok. In Bangkok, she discovers that her boyfriend is already married. She also discovers that she is sick with leprosy. Meanwhile Kaew follows her mother's order and goes to Bangkok to be come a prostitute. Pim's boyfriend left her and now takes care about Kaew. Knowing this, the boyfriend's wife throws acid on Kaew's face. Nobody becomes happy. This movie shows the good view (girls going back to their home with nice clothes, gifts to family, money to buy house) and the sad view (girls beaten by pimps, forced to have many customers and getting diseases). It also emphasizes the cruel dilemma, i.e. stays poor or loses dignity but becomes rich.

นรกแตก
นรกแตก

Year: 1979

Thai title: นรกแตก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising,Dam Datsakorn,Kecha Plianvithee,Lak Apichat,Pipop Pupinyo,Boo Wibunnan,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Prissana Chabaprai,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Deuan Tem Salitul

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.

อวนดำ
อวนดำ

Year: 1979

Thai title: อวนดำ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Krai Kanchit,Sukon Koewliam,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Sulaleewan Suwanthat,Tanyarat Lohanan,Orasa Isarangkul,Tharika Thidathip

Thai movie อวนดำ was released in year 1979. 1h40mn is left to be seen. Lom (Sombat Methanee) is hired to protect the interests of a company involved in fishery in Mahachai. The owner’s daughter called Nori (Aranya Namwong) is concerned about Lom’s righteousness. The movie dares a scene with two actresses (including Orasa Isarangkul) kissing each other. Net (Manop Aussawathep) brings money to local mafia leader Prachuap Ruekyamdee. Bulam (Tanyarat Lohanan), selling soup, is upset with these two ladies. So she uses Net and his ruffians to bully the ladies (รังแกผู้หญิง). Lom (Sombat Methanee) being around kicks the ruffians. Net asks Lom for one to one fighting on the next day. Krai, Sukon Koewliam, Lak Apichat are part of Lom's team. Lom defeats Net and wins. Grand mother (Sulaleewan Suwanthat) takes care about the girls. While scuba diving, Nori finds some war weapons on an island. Ruffians, aware that Nori discovered their hidden hideaway, put a bomb in her boat but she escapes to death. Bulam is now bullied by the ruffians but this time, Don Manora (Krung Srivilai) helps her. To join Net's team, Don agrees to knock out Lom but he fails. Don flees with Bulam. Don wishes to meet นาย Prachuap as he wishes to work for him. At nighttime he investigates their warehouses and finds boxes full of M16 weapons. Prachuap is upset as his stock of weapons hidden on the island has disappeared. Simulating being a spirit doctor (หมอดู), Phairoj Jaising is visiting the ruffians site. He meets เสีย Prachuap's girlfriend (Tharika Thidathip). Jaising is undercover policeman. He is recognised and captured. Don succeeds to release him and flees with Bulam. The ruffians succeed to kidnap the ladies again. Fightings happen with the police. Ruffians are overcome. Net tries to flee with the van with the girls and runs over Prachuap. He finally crashes the van in a ravine causing his death and death of Bulam also. Nori finally understands that Lom, Don and Jaising are all policemen.

ลาบเลือด
ลาบเลือด

Year: 1979

Thai title: ลาบเลือด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Phairoj Jaising,Manop Aussawathep,Sawin Sawangrat,Rith Luecha,Pipop Pupinyo
Main actress: Piathip Kumwong,Mayura Thanabutr,Duangjai Hathaikarn

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Drunk ruffians are terrorizing a shop while listening to an old Boney M song. Sukol gives them a lesson. Seuabin (Rith Luecha) is the leader of the ruffians. They kidnap villagers and force them to work as slaves (ทาส). Sukol (Sombat Methanee) is working in a gambling den (บ่อน). He meets his old friend Phairoj Jaising. They were former Thai soldiers during the war in Laos. Both of them have been requested to meet in this remote Isan city by their old friend Siaw (Manop Aussawathep). Siaw requests help as his two sisters, Bao (Mayura Thanabutr) and Mon (Duangjai Hathaikarn), have disappeared. They are part of the working slaves (ทำไร่กัญชา) and have been lured by fake job offers. Bao is sick but to get medicine from the guards, women have to offer their body. No problem (มาเลย) for Chai (Piathip Kumwong), who is a former kind hearted prostitute, in order to help Bao. As usual Pipop Pupinyo is playing the ruthless ruffian also. Sukol loves to eat Larb Luat dish (ลาบเลือด). Phairoj, simulating to be an up country bumpkin, is recruited as worker by the agency offering expensive fake jobs. Seua Ling (Sawin Sawangrat) is the big boss. Meanwhile showing his fighting and shooting skills, Sakol is recruited by Seua Ling. Rivalry happens between Sakol and Seuabin as both are skilled gunman (มือปืน). When Chai is sick, nobody is helping her (ใจหมา). She dies during the night refusing Mon to sacrifice herself for her. Sakol asks Siaw to provide explosives. Sawin has an important 500 kg shipment to be done so extra ruffians come. New plan is to release all inmates and not only the two sisters. Seuabin prepares a putsch against Seua Ling as he is upset that Seua Ling is too friendly with Sakol and also wishing to get a bigger share of money. The plan seems to go wrong when Seuabin captures and tortures Sakol to know the truth. Phairoj organises the inmates uprising and uses weapons hidden by Siaw in the field. Through a thrilling and explosive final, all ruffians are defeated or killed. Finally Siaw offers his two sisters to Sakol and Phairoj as rewards. ลาบเลือด is a 2h08mn Thai western.

ฤทธิ์หมัดไร้เทียมทาน
ฤทธิ์หมัดไร้เทียมทาน

Year: 1979

Thai title: ฤทธิ์หมัดไร้เทียมทาน
English title: Writing Kung Fu

Rating: 3/5
Director:

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

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

เขยใหม่ปึ๋งปั๋ง
เขยใหม่ปึ๋งปั๋ง

Year: 1979

Thai title: เขยใหม่ปึ๋งปั๋ง
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Runglawan Sripatimakul,Chosri Misommon

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Kimtom is a young man part of a wealthy Chinese family established in Thailand since a few generations. Wo is a young lady part of a Thai traditional high society family (ผู้ดี). Kimtom and Wo love each other but both families refuse this union. The Chinese family wants a rich bride for Kimtom. The Thai family wants a famous family name to match their rank. The Thai high society family despises Chinese customs (strong accent - พูดไทยไม่ชัด, laugh loudly, No good manners - มารยาท, burping during diner). Kimtom wants to prove that Wo's mother is wrong. Wo's mother is pushing towards the son of a Thai rich family linked to old aristocracy. His name is Samkhan (สำคัญ). Kimtom comes to the diner dressed with Chinese traditional old clothes. As Wo's mother thinks that Chinese food is savorless (รสชืดชืด), she makes a very spicy curry for Kimtom! Kimtom's family makes a 2M Baht donation (บริจาค). Wo's family complains about new rich people (เศรษฐีใหม่) versus old aristocracy (เศรษฐีเก่า). It is Wo turn to go for a diner with the Chinese family. Funny situations happen as she doesn't know how to use chopsticks. Finally both families agree for a wedding but the wedding needs to include Chinese and Thai ceremonies. Kimtom doesn't feel well because Wo's mother doesn't accept him. The movie raises issues regarding multiracial weddings. There should be no border for love. The wife needs to stay in the husband's home according to Chinese customs. But Wo's mother keeps her at her home. Misunderstandings keep happening (ทำประชด). Wo is pregnant. The Chinese family wants a boy first. Then both families fight over the education of the child. Finally as Kimtom helps to prevent a robbery on Wo's mother jewels and they move to their own house, happiness and understanding happen again.

ขอเช็ดน้ำตาให้ตัวเอง
ขอเช็ดน้ำตาให้ตัวเอง

Year: 1978

Thai title: ขอเช็ดน้ำตาให้ตัวเอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Chana Sriubon
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Naiyana Shewanan,Tharika Thidathip

Daen Chai is a young teen happing problems with her stepfather and his son. She decides to flee home but always thinks about her mother left alone with her bad stepfather. She gets shelter in Pa and Lung's home who have pity on her. They treat her in a similar way as their own daughter. But one day, Lung declares his love for Daen Chai and forces to have private relationship with him in exchange of a promise to send her to study in Japan. Daen Chai accepts as she wishes to be able to help her mother when she gets a job but she is fed up with men behavior. Back from Japan, she finds a job in a fashion design house. The boss, Phong, surprised by her strong character, asks her for marriage. They are happy together but Phong's sister wishes to break their love by introducing Miss Pree to Phong. Miss Pree succeeds to seduce Phong. Daen Chai blames Phong of having a mistress or เมียน้อย. Phong and Daen Chai finally divorce but Daen Chai is still in Phong's heart despite he has to marry Miss Pree. Fate is against Miss Pree that discovers she has a terminal cancer...

ด่านนรก
ด่านนรก

Year: 1978

Thai title: ด่านนรก
English title: Asian Connection

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Phairoj Jaising,Lak Apichat,Kecha Plianvithee,Dam Datsakorn,Manop Aussawathep,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Pawana Chanajit,Sirikwan Nanthasiri,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit

Bombs happen in south of Thailand. Soldier Phukphan (Sombat Methanee) and policeman Phan (Phairoj Jaising) have to identify who is behind. Sangvien and his wife Nida (Sirikwan Nanthasiri) are owning a disco. They are suspecting to be involved in the bombing. Phukphan meets Sangvien (Dam Datsakorn) in his disco following a fight with his acolyte Wen (Lak Apichat) and is finally recruited. First task is to shoot a drug dealer but Phukphan just hits him slightly. Ruffian Malboro (Kecha Plianvithee) is coming from Indonesia with his two daughters Suriya (Pissamai Wilaisak) and Dara (Pawana Chanajit). New task given to Phukphan is to kidnap a politician. Phukphan’s double game is unmasked by Nida but she remains silent. The kidnapping fails as Phukphan, Phan and the police act on time. Malboro suspects there is betrayal (ทรยศ) inside Sangvien's team. Phukphan is uncovered. Malboro decides now to use his own daughters to plan. Oon, Phukphan’s girlfriend, is working in a club. Malboro’s ruffians chase Oon to know where Phukphan is living. The murder attempt on Phukphan fails. Following shopping in Siam Square, Dara and Suriya are chased by the police. They flee through a taxi and are finally rescued by Phukphan and Phan. Those two guys cannot resist trying seducing beautiful ladies. The secret organisation (องค์การ) kidnaps Mareusi, daughter of a politician, during her birthday party. It is the unique daughter of a rich politician of Thailand’s main party. The organisation retreats to their secret base and asks for a ransom. Wen changes side as he refuses to betray anymore his own country. Phukphan, Phan and the police invade the island. Multiple shootings happen during which Dara, SangVien, Nida and many ruffians lost their life. Malboro dies following a boat accident while fighting with Phukphan. There is a moralist nationalist ending as Wen, who helps Thai police, survives his injuries. Phukphan promises to marry Suriya. ด่านนรก (Asian Connection) is a typical 1970s Thai action movie involving Thai police and Thai army fighting against a mysterious international organisation threatening Thailand integrity.

อาณาจักรนักเลง
อาณาจักรนักเลง

Year: 1978

Thai title: อาณาจักรนักเลง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lak Apichat,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Kecha Plianvithee,Nard Poowanai,Chat Mongkolchai,Pipop Pupinyo,Dam Datsakorn,Phairoj Jaising
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Tanyarat Lohanan,Duangjai Hathaikarn

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Thai movie อาณาจักรนักเลง was released in year 1978. It lasts 1h54mn. Labeu (Sombat Methanee) is a policeman. He gets some help from Siaw (Lak Apichat) to capture ruffians. He gets framed by drug traffickers and ends up in jail. Policeman Kanchit (Kanchit Kwanpracha) is building a team including Somjing (Piyamas Monayakol) to fight traffickers. He asks to get Labeu in his team as he believes he is not guilty and it would be a redemption opportunity. Labeu is reluctant but as it is to neutralise a dangerous organisation and clean Thailand's bad reputation as drug trafficking platform, he finally accepts. Drug traffickers include the boss Decha (เจ้านาย - Kecha Plianvithee), Phi Ho (Dam Datsakorn), Chat Mongkolchai, Pipop Pupinyo, Suriya Chinaphan and Duangcheewan Komolsen as secretary. Police team includes Nard Poowanai, Kanchit (Kanchit Kwanpracha), Somjing (Piyamas Monayakol), Gnamta (Tanyarat Lohanan), Labeu (Sombat Methanee). Decha is aware that Labeu has been released. Yousuf is killed in his jail (กุญแจดอกสำคัญ) before being able to share information. Drugs traffickers shall not be underestimated. Ruffians try to stop Labeu but he is now using similar ways as them (grenade...) as he is no longer an official police inspector. Drug ends up in seaport Sri Racha. Phairoj is working as an informant with whoever pays him. Interpol works with Thai people. Pinyo shots one of the foreign policeman. Labeu succeeds to get Kwan's agenda. Kwan (Duangjai Hathaikarn)(หลานสาว), Decha's relative, is captured by Labeu while inspecting a wagon supposed to contain drugs. Money exchange is proposed. Labeu acts like a ruffian now. Phairoj Jaising (อาชีพขายขาว) gives free information to Gnamta as he despises drugs which made his brother die. Decha kills Duangchiwan being unfaithful with Phairoj. Decha killed Kwan's real father many years ago to take over the business. Decha refuses to share the drugs money benefits with his colleagues and imprisons them. Getting back Kwan, he takes refuge in a hidden maze but it gets storms by Labeu and the police. Decha is killed by Apichat. The drugs gang is annihilated and Labeu reinserted in the police as officer (สารวัตร).

2 สิงห์เอเซีย
2 สิงห์เอเซีย

Year: 1978

Thai title: 2 สิงห์เอเซีย
English title: Who holds the golden key?

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Boo Wibunnan,Kecha Plianvithee,Alan Tang Kwong-Wing
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Sasima Singsiri,Meg Lam Kin-Ming

Thai movie 2 สิงห์เอเซีย was released in year 1978. It features Sombat Methanee / Alan Tang Kwong-Wing as main actors and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 39mn remains to be seen. The movie was also released in Hong Kong under the name 金鎖匙 - "Who Holds The Golden Key?" as it was a Thai HK co production. The original film released in Thailand lasted 2 hours. The HK version was cut to last only 1h34mn with scenes focusing on HK actor Alan Tang Kwong-Wing. The movie starts on various HK locations including the Peak where a lady gets envelopes full of money. She is blackmailing some mafia leaders. She is wearing a necklace with a white Buddha. She gets money from a man called Yong also. He sends his sbires to follow her. She asks help from a man called Peter (ตึ้งกวงหยง - Alan Tang Kwong-Wing), a detective, but she flees away with his car while he is fighting against four men. Wang, Peter's boss, has a plan to propose to him. It includes managing mysterious documents for a high fee. Wang has an appointment in Nathan hotel and brings Peter with him. Miss Jang is not there and through the phone, she tells them to go to another meeting place. Miss Jang is found dead there. Wang dies in her car’s explosion. Back to the hotel Nathan, Peter succeeds to enter in the room but gets attacked by ruffians that he defeats. Peter gets a phone number on a paper and a mysterious golden key. Peter flies to Thailand through Cathay Pacific and meets a beautiful lady called Meg (Meg Lam Kin-Ming) in the plane. Sombat Methanee enters in Peter's taxi at the Bangkok airport and proposes a 50% 50% partnership. Meg later meets Boo Wibunnan in Bangkok. She is recommended by Yong as a club singer. Laksamee (Sasima Singsiri) is Boo's wife. The mysterious phone number belongs to Aranya Namwong! Aranya knows Miss Jang as they were singers in the same nightclub. Kecha Plianvithee is the head of ruffians (เจ้านาย). He is looking for those important documents. Sombat Methanee is trying to get information from Aranya also. Peter meets Laksamee in the nightclub. Outside the nightclub, he gets attacked by four ruffians sent by Boo but Laksamee helps him to flee. Some daring scenes with Laksamee were censored in Thai version. Boo's wife uses all ways to get information from Peter causing Boo's jealousy. As Peter meets Aranya in the nightclub, Laksamee and Boo spy them through a microphone. Outside Aranya's home, Peter gets attacked by Boo's ruffians again but succeeds to escape thanks to Sombat, who is in fact a Thai policeman. The remaining Thai sequence ends up here. The mafia knows that Peter has the key so they kidnap Aranya's family to force her to steal the key. She succeeds to get the golden key from Peter but she is shot by Boo once he gets the famous list from a bank safe that could be opened only with the golden key. Peter and Sombat follow the ruffians up to a remote island. Heavy shootings happen. Ruffians are captured thanks to Meg. Meg was in fact an undercover policeman.

วิญญาณรักแม่นาคพระโขนง
วิญญาณรักแม่นาคพระโขนง

Year: 1978

Thai title: วิญญาณรักแม่นาคพระโขนง
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Preeya Roongrueng

The movie is the second opus of "Mae Nak" (แม่นาค) shot in the same year 1978. Life has finally regained after the first opus and Mak, former Mae Nak's husband, has new interest with one young lady. An old fisherman uncovers the pot made of clay, in which the Buddhist monk kept Mae Nak spirit. It was lying on the bottom of the river. As the fisherman opens it, the spirit is freed to roam again. Mae Nak is looking for her husband and remove roofs from village homes to check inside. Same as many 1970 Thai horror movies, Fx effects are poor. Such movie includes typical repetitive jokes about unaware villagers talking to ghosts and then fleeing when they discover they are talking to real ghosts, or a joke when many men can hide in a water jar and then flee when a ghost is entering also, or comical psychics (หมอผี) unable to chase away ghosts whatever they are Thai, Indian or Chinese. Finally only a Buddhist monk novice can stop Mae Nak. Once again Nak and Mak promise to love each other in next life (ถ้าชาติหน้ามีจริงให้เราไปเกิดใช้ชีวิตรวมกันอีก). Mae Nak movies are famous as more than 15 remakes have been done and Mae Nak story is part of Thai culture but this remake doesn't bring any added value despite the presence of Sombat Methanee.

ชาติผยอง
ชาติผยอง

Year: 1978

Thai title: ชาติผยอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Jatuphol Poopirom,Sor Asanajinda,Sahat Piempongsan,Manop Aussawathep,Somsak Chaisongkram,Paen Pleumsachai,Somphob Benjatikul,Pipop Pupinyo
Main actress: Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Thai movie ชาติผยอง was released in year 1978 and lasts 1h45mn. It is directed by Ruj Ronnapop. Plaew Suriyong (Sombat Methanee) is back to Thailand after many years in Chicago. His father has been killed. He is immediately kidnapped by ruffians led by Sahat Piempongsan and including Somsak Chaisongkram / Paen Pleumsachai. He has to kill Sarayut (Sor Asanajinda), a popular politician, against a reward of 1M baht and one airplane ticket to go anywhere. Sarayut's wife was fed up with the risks linked to politics so she left him 10 years ago to go to Italy with their young son. Plaew has to be a hitman (มือปืน). Sahat lies to Plaew in order to have Sarayut killed. As Plaew's father was a politician, he would be the right scapegoat. A lady called Romanat (Duangcheewan Komolsen) helps Plaew to prepare the shooting and gets in love with him. Plaew has one week to do the job. The killing shall happen during a speech. He meets Manop Aussawathep to learn more his father's death. Plaew 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. Romanat warns him that people try to kill him. Romanat wishes to flee with Plaew and mentions that she knows Sahat will shot Plaew once the job is done. During the political gathering, Plaew doesn't shoot Sarayut but his opponent. This causes Sahat's ire and Plaew needs to flee to Malaysia. Plaew meets Lucky Jack (Jatuphol Poopirom) in Malaysia but they have to flee to Rome, Italy due to problems with police. Lucky Jack is in fact Sarayut's son! In Rome, Plaew seduces Maria that Lucky Jack also loves. As Sahat threatens to kill Romanat, Plaew has seven days to come back to Thailand. Maria loves Plaew but gets killed during a gunfight. Lucky Jack doesn't forgive Plaew. Plaew and Lucky Jack go back to Bangkok to catch Sahat. Sahat sends Romanat as a gift to lucky Jack acting as a 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. Misunderstandings happen between Jack and Plaew as ruffians push Jack against Plaew. Meanwhile Sarayut, as smart and evil politician, plays also the two men against each other. Sarayut, as nasty politician, is 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 gets shot by Lucky Jack. This is a typical action movie from the 1970s highlighting the bad sides of the Thai politics.

จ่ากำแพงดิน
จ่ากำแพงดิน

Year: 1978

Thai title: จ่ากำแพงดิน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dam Datsakorn,Adinan Singhiran,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Rong Kaomulkadee,Chanee Yotchai,Wittaya Sukdamrong,Dom Singmoli
Main actress: Aranya Namwong

Thai movie จ่ากำแพงดิน was released in year 1978. It lasts 1h28mn but the sound is partially inaudible. Dam Datsakorn is playing a role on the main actor side. It is pretty rare as most of the time, he is playing a thug leader. Mariners (ทหารเรือ) including Sombat Methanee (with a moustache and always eating betel), Dam Datsakorn and Adinan Singhiran are back to their home town. University student (Sayan Chantaraviboon) is involved in a brawl with thugs and gets support from mariners and Rong Kaomulkadee. Mariners are going back home. Aranya Namwong is a teacher. She is Sombat’s girlfriend. The head of the ruffians (Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri) is upset as his thugs were defeated. Among his ruffians, Chanee Yotchai (ชาณีย์ ยอดชัย) can be seen. Another brawl in a pub happens between mariners and thugs. The university student brings trouble to ruffians as he is catching a pickpocket in a market. Ruffians kidnap Aranya and her friends to work as prostitutes. Her mother is stabbed. The mariners storm the ruffians headquarters to rescue the ladies (น้องเอาคืนมา). They then search them into local brothels (อาละวาดบ่อน). The head of ruffians (พ่อเลี้ยง) is upset that his business is disrupted by those three guys. Two groups of ruffians then unify their efforts. The leader of the second group is played by Dom Singmoli (โดม สิงห์โมฬี). They keep kidnapping young girls or buying them from their parents promising fake jobs in Bangkok. They are also involved in drugs trafficking. Meanwhile the mariners unify their efforts with local police also. The university student is killed by ruffians while trying to stop the ruffians transporting the ladies in a train. Sombat and Dam chase the train. Fighting happens on the moving train. The head of the police is played by Wittaya Sukdamrong (วิทยา สุขดำรงค์). Finally following intense fightings, ruffians are neutralised by the three mariners and the police.

มือปืนนมสด
มือปืนนมสด

Year: 1978

Thai title: มือปืนนมสด
English title: The White Killer

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Dam Datsakorn,Pipop Pupinyo,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Suriya Chinaphan,Tat Ekathat
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Ratchanoo Boonchuduang

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Thai movie มือปืนนมสด was released in year 1978. It lasts 2h. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie was released in Thailand under VCD format and a four minutes trailer also remains to be seen. This movie is a mix of action and comedy. A gathering of scout (ลูกป้า) is happening. A rampage, led by Yai (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) and Phan (Dam Datsakorn), happens as all participants are killed except Suriya Chinaphan. The village leader (ผู้ใหญ่) is shot by Phan. Den (Sombat Methanee) and Aranya Namwong, daughter of the village leader, arrive at same time in the village Don Krating (ดอนกระทิง). Den orders fresh milk and has issues with ruffians led by Phan. Den is singing Likay and is strong at shooting and fighting. Plio (Sayan Chantaraviboon), Jirasak Pinsuwan (จีรศักดิ์ ปิ่นสุวรรณ) and Suriya Chinaphan trap Yai but fail to kill him. Den asks to talk to Kamnan Tat Ekathat in private. Aranya decides to take over his father's activities. Her younger brother Suriya also joins her. One evening at a restaurant Den and Suriya help each other to punch the ruffians so they sympathize together. Ruffians decide to step in as Aranya wishes to federate peasants against Yai. They fail to kill Sawin Sawangrat but Den is captured and tortured. อาจารย์ Sawin and a small kid called Khom help Den. Srinuan, daughter of Yai, always discusses with Plio and shares information with him. Kamnan Tat Ekathat is killed by Yai and his daughter Dok Kaew kidnapped. Yai wishes to abuse her (ใช้กรรม) but hopefully Dok Kaew is released by Suriya. Fake policemen arrest Den, Suriya and Dok Kaew. Den is attached to a moving car by ruffians. Hopefully Aranya and Jirasak can help before it is too late. Srinuan tries to convince her father to stop but to no avail (ไม่ต้องมาสั่งสอน). Phan is having an affair with ChotChoi, Yai's wife. Phan kills those, who discovered him with ChotChoi. Sawin is called as undertaker (สัปเหร่อไม่มีวัด) by ruffians! Two ruffians leaders are opposed to each other (เสือเฒ่าพบสิงห์หนุ่ม) as Yai faces Phan (เพื่อนทรยศ). Den then faces Yai in a final duel but Aranya is the one to shoot him deadly.

สิงห์สั่งป่า
สิงห์สั่งป่า

Year: 1978

Thai title: สิงห์สั่งป่า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Chanee Yotchai,Kecha Plianvithee,Dam Datsakorn,Lak Apichat,Pipop Pupinyo,Choomporn Theppitak,Lor Tok,Chat Mongkolchai,Pumi Patanayut
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Piyamas Monayakol,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Thai movie สิงห์สั่งป่า was released in year 1978. The movie lasts 1h47mn. Sing (Sombat Methanee) helps Pukong (ผู้กอง) Palee aggressed in the train by Chanee Yotchai and other ruffians. Sing goes home in his village Thung Kla as he hasn't seen his mother for years but his home has been robbed and burnt. Anan (Kecha Plianvithee) is the local ruffians' leader. The subdistrict headman (กำนัน) and the police headman are corrupted by Anan. Seua Thong (Dam Datsakorn) is his close hand doing the dirty job. Mae Chom (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng), restaurant owner and wife of Anan, encourages Sing to sell his mother's land. Sing meets Tap (Lak Apichat) and Duangcheewan Komolsen, who tell him the difficulties faced by villagers. Pipop Pupinyo is a small ruffians' leader. Chen (Krung Srivalai) is visiting a friend in Thung Kla. He meets Oon (Naowarat Yooktanun), daughter of Anan. Chen knocks out Pipop. Sing's car explodes. It looks like somebody wants to get rid of him. Sing ends up in jail after shooting two ruffians including Chanee. Choomporn Theppitak, as head of police, orders to transfer him to prison. Lor Tok, Chat Mongkolchai, Dao (Piyamas Monayakol) prepare a plan to release one of their inmate colleagues. Seua Dao helps a prisoner so Sing takes opportunity to flee also. Anan is upset as he was planning to have Sing killed during the transportation but his plan foils. Chen and Sing are friends but nobody knows it. A drug and money exchange is planned by Anan and shall be managed by Seua Thong. But the plan is foiled also as Sing and Seua Dao intervene. Chen is suspected to have warned them. Chen is tortured by Anan as he betrayed him. Sing and Tap successfully release him. Only one song is featured in this movie. Somebody from Bangkok insinuates that Seua Thong shall replace Anan. It fails. Finally Sing, Tap and Chen storm Seua Tong's place. Ruffians are killed and Seua Thong dies following a speed boat race. The same team now storms Anan's place. About to kill Anan, Sing listens to Mae Chom and Oon and spares Anan's life. Anan is arrested by Pukong Palee.

มหาหิน
มหาหิน

Year: 1978

Thai title: มหาหิน
English title: Maha Hin

Rating: 5/5
Director: Kom Akadej

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sukon Koewliam,Adinan Singhiran,Sawin Sawangrat,Pipop Pupinyo,Phairoj Jaising,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Rith Luecha,Kecha Plianvithee,Manop Aussawathep,Kom Akadej
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Wiyada Umarin

Hin (Sombat Methanee) is a monk. One day he receives a letter from his younger niece announcing that his parents have been killed by ruffians, their house burnt and cattle stolen. Hin finally disrobes (ศึก). After so many years as monk, only a few people recognize him, i.e. Lung Kiaw (Sukon Koewliam) and his former teacher (Adinan Singhiran). Sombat Methanee shaved his head for this movie. Hin still behaves like a monk, speaks like a monk (โยม), carry his umbrella and stay calm but sometimes it is too much to endure and ruffians get smashed! Subdistrict headman Loi (Sawin Sawangrat) is now living on the land belonging to Hin's relatives. He is always protected by a bunch of ruffians including Pipop Pupinyo. Fon (Piyamas Monayakol) is the daughter of subdistrict headman Loi. Lom (Phairoj Jaising), Hin’s former classmate, is the son of subdistrict headman Loi. Phi Saen (Kanchit Kwanpracha) takes care of Neung and Sai, Hin's nephews. Ang (Lak Apichat) always follows Hin to help him. Lom’s girlfriend is called Chada (Wiyada Umarin) and is the daughter of Pho Lieng. Hin just wants to take care of his nephews and not bring trouble regarding the land (ผมมาดี). A new house is built and vegetables are planted. Hin wears colorful shirts (สีแปลกๆ). On the way to sell the corn, Hin's truck is stolen and Hin is beaten. Dam Datsakorn and Rith Luecha are the ones behind. They are Pho Lieng’s faithful lieutenants! As Hin is at hospital, Rith kidnaps Sai. Ruffians fail to kill Hin at the hospital so he is aware through Neung and Fon. Pho Lieng (Kecha Plianvithee), the big boss, wishes to marry Fon but Loi knows his daughter will never accept. Seua Tim (Manop Aussawathep) is seen with Pho Lieng but keeps his independence. Hin finds Sai but it is too late as she has been raped and killed. Hin has to forget his previous Buddhist vows (เรื่องคนชั่ว) to take revenge. Hin reuses the chain that was used to kill Sai in order to hit the ruffians. Fierceful fights happen between Hin and Rith / Dam in an underground casino. Despite Hin winning, Pho Lieng orders the ruffians to kill Hin but Seua Tim forbids as guns are not allowed in his casino. Hin kidnaps Fon to bring trouble to Kamnan Loi. Pho lieng orders to kill Subdistrict headman Loi as this latter refuses to enter in a bigger scale of corruption (แบ่งกันกินแบ่งกันใช่). Lom and Fon believes the murderer is Hin. Finally Seua Tim explains the truth to them. Justice happens and all the ruffians are killed. Hin leaves as a lonely cowboy. Movie Maha Hin (มหาหิน) was released in year 1978 and directed by famous action movies director Kom Akadej (เจ้าพ่อหนังบู๊เมืองไทย).This movie really features a big bunches of major actors during decade 1970s.

มันส์เขาล่ะ
มันส์เขาล่ะ

Year: 1978

Thai title: มันส์เขาล่ะ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Lor Tok,Tawan Siriwat,Suriya Chinaphan,Phairoj Jaising,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Rong Kaomulkadee,Thep Thienchai,Somphob Benjatikul,Boo Wibunnan,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Sahat Piempongsan,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Chosri Misommon,Nipaporn Nongnuch,Tharika Thidathip

Thai comedy movie มันส์เขาล่ะ was released in year 1978. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 1h03mn is left to be seen. Subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Lor Tok wishes to produce a movie with his daughters and his wife playing as actresses. His wife is played by Chosri Misommon. His daughters include Wassana (Naiyana Shewanan) and Nipaporn Nongnuch. Tawan Siriwat seems to oppose the Subdistrict headman's decision. A photo studio is managed by Prachuap Ruekyamdee and his two friends, i.e. Sayan Chantaraviboon and Rong Kaomulkadee. Prachuap and his friends convince Lor Tok to manage the movie for him. They are now looking for a main actor (พระเอก) for their movie but Fui (Sombat Methanee) is finally hired by mistake. Fui’s close friend is Thep Thienchai. Lor Tok is the movie producer so they use the money to buy a mercedes! He wishes his family to play in the movie. Somphob Benjatikul is his assistant. Fui and Wassana like each other. Boo Wibunnan is hired as movie director. They are also looking for somebody to write the story. Tawan brings them to meet Mui (Kanchit Kwanpracha) as they are looking for a ruffian (นักเลง). A ceremony for the movie launch (เลี้ยงใหญ่โต๊ะ) is organized. Fui has to sing and does it well (it is Sombat Methanee’s real voice). Thuam Thoranong as comic actor is also present. Sahat Piempongsan is used as decorator. Lor Tok always needs to protect his daughters against the young men trying to seduce them. Multiple gags happen during the shooting as Lor Tok doesn’t accept any kiss to his daughters. Phairoj Jaising is involved as actor also and a few ดาวยั่ว are joining (Tharika Thidathip). The movie shooting is a disaster. Kamnan Lor Tok is back to his village and is welcomed by Tawan Siriwat and Suriya Chinaphan singing an ironic son and teasing the Subdistrict headman. This comedy is featuring many famous comic actors from 1970s and more than 18 Thai famous actors / actresses.

ไอ้สู้สองสลึง
ไอ้สู้สองสลึง

Year: 1978

Thai title: ไอ้สู้สองสลึง
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Nirut Sirijanya,Phairoj Jaising,Kokheng,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Duangcheewan Komolsen,Prissana Chabaprai

Thai movie ไอ้สู้สองสลึง was released in year 1978. It is available on a VCD lasting 1h58. Kwan (Nirut Sirijanya) and Yot (Phairoj Jaising) help two ladies harassed by six ruffians in a village. They both flee the village for Bangkok due to different reasons (one due to a unwanted wedding and the other as a bored rich guy - เศรษฐีผู้เดินดิน). They only do crazy things such as stealing chicken donated to Buddha, burning a car engine...They end up in a city in a very bad hotel but are expelled as a fire starts due to a BBQ in the room. They eat in an expensive restaurant but do not have money to pay the bill. Kokheng is playing a funny waiter. Butr (Duangcheewan Komolsen) is dreaming that Kwan would be her prince. They have to work for the restaurant to pay back. Tamanoon (Sombat Methanee) only arrives at 1h02mn despite being the main actor in the movie credits. Tamanoon's father wishes to marry him with one of the three daughters of Boo Wibunnan, the restaurant owner. Tamanoon wish to marry the three girls but finally choose one, i.e. Ratchanida (Prissana Chabaprai). Ratchanida is not happy by this. They plan to play tricks on Tamanoon with Kwan and Yot’s help by using drinks causing flatulences. But Boo is the one to drink it! Some ruffians kidnap the three daughters and ask for one million baht ransom. Finally thanks to Yot and Tamanoon, the ladies are released. Grateful, weddings are arranged by Boo. This movie is mixing comedy, romance and some action.

รักเต็มเปา
รักเต็มเปา

Year: 1978

Thai title: รักเต็มเปา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Settha Sirachaya,Sawin Sawangrat,Lor Tok
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Pissamai Wilaisak,Chosri Misommon

Thai movie รักเต็มเปา was released in year 1978. It is lost but a sequence of 1h26mn remains to be seen. This movie mixes songs, comedy and romance. Sayan Chantaraviboon, Toei (Settha Sirachaya) and two friends are singing during a Buffalo racing festival to attract interest from Naiyana Shewanan and other beautiful young ladies. They are in conflict with another group of men but Sawin Sawangrat, local subdistrict headman (กำนัน), and To (Sombat Methanee), local village headman, calm them down. Sayan loses and buffaloes run over him. He ends up at a local clinic where a beautiful nurse called Oon takes care of him. To, his father, is upset that his son, Sayan, lost. Pissamai Wilaisak, the head of the clinic, asks him to make less noise. Toei has interest in Naiyana, daughter of Kamnan Sawin, but he is afraid of the father. To promises to help Toei and to visit the subdistrict headman. Chosri Misommon is the wife of Kamnan Sawin. A triple romance is happening. To is from lineage Bai Toei (ตระกูล) so he wants to organize a big procession (ขบวนขันหมาก). Unfortunately Chosri has hearing problems so To and Chosri misunderstood each other. So it ends up in a funny food fighting between the two families as the subdistrict headman refuses the wedding as he has not been informed before. Toei asks help from Lor Tok (นักเลงเก่า) but it turns to a disaster again two times! Sayan leaves the clinic as he was simulating being sick in order to be near Oon. Seeing that love stories are not successful, To has the idea to kidnap the ladies. Sayan messes up and Pissamai is kidnapped instead of Oon. To claims to be สุภาพบุรุษ Bai Toei or ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่ Bai Toei! Meanwhile subdistrict headman Sawin organises a hunt to find the ladies. After seeing To driving a car with the ladies inside, subdistrict headman Sawin shots him but the ladies prevent Sawin and his men to kill them. Pissamai takes care of To. As a wedding is going to happen, some members of the opposite family kidnapped Naiyana, so Sombat and Pissamai follow them and finally they succeed to release Naiyana.

ทายาทป๋องแป๋ง
ทายาทป๋องแป๋ง

Year: 1978

Thai title: ทายาทป๋องแป๋ง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Metta Roongrat,Tharika Thidathip,Marasri Bangchang

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Following the father death, a Thai family called Thanayu needs to share an heritage (มรดก) between family members. An unexpected heir is found but he is coming from a Chinese lineage as the father had a Chinese mistress. The Thai family is looking for a man called Pong Peng. Pong Peng is upset that his mother was rejected by the Thai family so he decides to tease them. Pong Peng wears old Chinese clothes, speaks with a strong accent and uses bad manners. Pong Peng meets the whole family during a diner, including daughter Oon, brother Rajan and an aunt. The grandfather, believing that Pong Peng is having a harsh life, gives a 15 000 Baht monthly allowance for him to learn Thai properly (พูดไทยไม่ชัด), to wear decent clothes and to prepare his wedding in order to accelerate his integration in Thai society. The grandfather has Oon in mind but she refuses to marry. Oon needs to help Pong Peng to buy modern clothes. A lunch in a Chinese restaurant turns to a disaster. Her dress is full of food. He brings to a motel to clean her dress and gets slapped by Oon for going to such a sleazy place. Rajan, Oon's brother is always playing cards and loses a lot of money to Pongpat, a ruffian. Pongpat is the leader of a bikers group. The aunt's daughter tries to seduce Pong Peng but to no avail. Oon still refuses to marry Pong Peng and flees from home. Her car gets catched by the bikers. Pongpat asks for one million baht ransom. Pong Peng rescues Oon following gun fights with the bikers. The Thai family discovers that Pong Peng is a rich man and a company owner. Oon is upset by Pong Peng's lies. The movie ends happily.

ครูขาหนูเหงา
ครูขาหนูเหงา

Year: 1978

Thai title: ครูขาหนูเหงา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

Wannee is a ลูกครึ่ง or "luk kreung", i.e. half Thai and half foreigner. Her mother is Thai but she doesn't know who is her father. She is staying in an internship who other girls. Her mother, who is a "rented wife" (เมียให้เช่า), visits her from times to times. She is often seen with a different foreigner so many teens laugh at Wannee. Wannee's mother is doing such job to pay for her daughter school. Some of Wannee's friend have also problems, one girl has no official parents, one is half Thai half American from a black US sailor that quit Thailand after Vietnam war. Thirty years ago, half Thai / half foreign kids were not as popular as nowadays. Another girl seems to have a normal family but her parents don't love each other, have no time to get interest in their daughter and just stay together for appearance. Fed up by mockeries, Wannee rejects her mother. Later on, Wannee starts to get blind. She realizes that her mother was finally a good caring mother. Her mother is now dying of an uterus cancer. Why children have to bear with their parents' decisions and mistakes?

โตไม่โตซัดดะ
โตไม่โตซัดดะ

Year: 1978

Thai title: โตไม่โตซัดดะ
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lor Tok,Pinyo Parnnui
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Naiyana Shewanan,Metta Roongrat

Ananda, high society lady, is pregnant. She has to give away her child to save appearances. Twenty years passed. Ananda is still thinking about her lost child. Ananda is the elder (พีใหญ่) and has two brothers Klang (พีกลาง) and Lek (พีเล็ก). She is married to a man called Boon and they have a daughter called Phiu. Klang (Sombat Methanee) refuses a wedding with Phiu as they are like brother and sister (ญาติ). Klang is fiance to a singer called ReudeeWan (Naowarat Yooktanun). Klang is ashamed that ReudeeWan is a singer but she wants to keep her freedom. Tia (Naiyana Shewanan) is a young girl living in a poor family. Her brother is called To. He is deformed like Quasimodo. They are selling food by using a mobile cart. Drugged people kill Tia and To's mother to get money to buy narcotics. One day accidentally Klang destroys Tia's cart and asks her to work as domestic helper with her brother when he learns about her mother's tragic death. One evening Lek is drunk and Phiu takes benefit of it to secure her future. ReudeeWan fights with Tia as ReudeeWan sees Tia as a rival. Tia uses sharp tongue with Phiu, ReudeeWan and Ananda. Tia has feelings for Klang. Boon always plays cards and loses. One day Boon is drunk and tries to abuse Tia. As he is the master (เจ้านาย), he believes he can have right over Tia (ดูถูกคนใช้) and treats her as a prostitute. To protects his sister, To hits Boon. Tia slaps Ananda as this latter despises her. Tia and To leave the home as there are not happy (ไม่สบายใจ) here. Tia finds a new job as beautician. To becomes a thief! 200 000 baht are stolen by ruffians. To is captured but is released as he helps the Police to get back the money. The head of the ruffians is Boon! Tia is working in a beauty shop (ผู้เสริมสวย). Ruffians kidnap her as Boon wants Tia to be his wife (เมีย). She succeeds to flee and threatens to fill a complaint (แจ้งความ). Following Klang's request, To and Tia are back to his home. Later To is shot by gun. Ananda is selfish (ใจร้าย) as she refuses to stain her car with To's bleeding body. In fact To is Ananda's lost child. To is safe (ปลอดภัย). Still looking for revenge, Boon orders to kill Ananda but To sacrifices his life to save her. To asks Ananda to take care of Tia (ฝาก). Boon gets shot by his own ruffians. This movie highlights that perceptions can be wrong. Poor people can be good also and high society people (ผู้ดี) can be bad also. This two hours movie features nice 1970s songs.

อย่าลืมฉัน
อย่าลืมฉัน

Year: 1977

Thai title: อย่าลืมฉัน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Somphob Benjatikul,Adul Dulyarat
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naowarat Yooktanun,Chosri Misommon,Marasri Isarangkul,Tharika Thidathip

Thai romance movie อย่าลืมฉัน was released in year 1977. The movie lasts around 2 hours 04 minutes and was released under VCD format. Movie director is Director is Ruj Ronnapop. Khaem (Sombat Methanee) and Suriyong (Aranya Namwong), both students, are in love. They shall marry. Finally Suriyong, due to filial duty (บุญคุณ), has to marry an older rich man, who is a banker. Khaem is disappointed and goes overseas. Suriyong never had chance to explain to him (มีเหตุผล). Fed up to be at home, Suriyong looks for a job and is engaged as secretary (เลขา). Her new boss is just back from overseas and is Khaem himself! Working relationship is difficult as Khaem makes it hard for Suriyong due to resentments. Khaem is also giving hard time to his managers (ผู้จัดการ) Somkit (Sawin Sawangrat) and Boon (Sayan Chantaraviboon). Khaem has a new girlfriend (แฟน) called Kaelong (Naowarat Yooktanun). Suriyong still wears the ring given by Khaem. Khaem spies Suriyong as she sees a man called Eua meeting her. For Eua (Somphob Benjatikul), Suriyong is only her stepmother (แม่เลี้ยง). He has no other feelings despite Khaem’s suspicion. Alita, Khaem’s gig from overseas, is back to Thailand and brings him trouble. Khaem is aware that Suriyong has two children but those two children are in fact from the previous wife of the banker, who died earlier. One night, while bringing the kids for holidays, Khaem becomes lover with Suriyong. There is misunderstanding as Suriyong believes it was arranged to trick her. Suriyong becomes pregnant. Khaem is upset to always see Suriyong with Eua so he writes a harsh letter to her. Khaem asks for a wedding with Kaelong as soon as possible. Finally Suriyong plans to flee overseas (หายกลุ้มก็กลับมาเอง). Khaem, realising his mistakes and misunderstandings due to jealousy, rushes to airport in order to find Suriyong before she leaves Thailand…

แม่ดอกกัญชา
แม่ดอกกัญชา

Year: 1977

Thai title: แม่ดอกกัญชา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Dokdin Kanyaman

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dokdin Kanyaman,Choomporn Theppitak,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Lak Apichat,Suriya Chinaphan
Main actress: Mayura Thanabutr

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Yuak (Dokdin Kanyaman) is involved in a shooting with police. He is part of a drug gang selling cannabis (กัญชา) hidden in garlands sold by kids. Yuak is finally arrested and spends 6 years in jail. His release happens just during Songkran period. His relative has taken care of his now grown-up niece, Klong (Mayura Thanabutr) (เด็กสลัม). Local policeman warns Yuak (หม้าว้ด) to beware of any misconduct if he doesn't want to go to jail again. Klong's mother Kae Son has left and stopped sending money to her. The mother went to live with a ruffian called Rot (Choomporn Theppitak). He is a violent man stealing Klong's school fee. Rot is now involved in cannabis traffic also and has a new wife. While Yuak, Klong and Songthai (Suriya Chinaphan) are playing music, police arrests some drug traffickers nearby. Afraid of police, Yuak flees in front of inspector Pheung's (Sombat Methanee) despite being innocent. They are arrested and then released but Pheung gets scolded by Klong. Prachuap (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) is a doctor fighting drug usage. He is the father of one of Klong's best friend, Phanit. Pheung is Phanit's brother. Pheung's girlfriend, Chat, dislikes immediately Klong as she is having a famous family name (สกุล) which is improbable as being a poor girl from slum (สลัม). Klong and Yai have issues with Rot and it ends up at the police station but Rot flees before as he is involved in narcotics. Yai is severely sick. Klong has no money to cure her so one of her friends in the slum sacrifices herself with men to find the money. Following an advice from Yuak, it is discovered that Chaiyut (Lak Apichat), Chat’s secret lover, is involved in drug trafficking with Rot. Following gunfight with Pheung, Rot is shot. Chatchai, Phanit's boyfriend, is also involved in the traffic. Songthai helps Phanit to flee from Chatchai. Phanit and her friends are addicted so a detoxification is needed with special herbs tea by Yuak. Prachuap hits Songthai believing he mistreated his daughter. It is a weird situation as despite having a father fighting against drug usage, a policeman brother fighting against traffickers, Phanit is still a drug addict. Prachuap finds that Klong is the lost granddaughter (หลาน) of a rich heiress. Romance starts between Klong and Pheung. The old lady caused Klong's parents to split up as she couldn't accept a poor maiden for her son. So knowing this, Klong leaves her being very angry. Pheung understands Klong’s kindness versus Chat’s selfishness. Meanwhile Chat organises the kidnapping of the old lady. Klong and Pheung help on different side to neutralize Chaiyut and his team. The old lady is freed. Ruffians are shot by Pheung. Happiness can resume in the family. Dokdin's movie แม่ดอกกัญชา is a high criticism of usage of cannabis in Thai society, either in poor neighborhood or either high society. Cannabis sinners are shown on a torn tree (Buddhist symbolism). Dokdin’s movie highlights drug traffic, prostitution and drug taking in slums. As usual, Dokdin movie mixes comedy, romance and action.

มนต์รักแม่น้ำมูล
มนต์รักแม่น้ำมูล

Year: 1977

Thai title: มนต์รักแม่น้ำมูล
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sukon Koewliam,Settha Sirachaya,Suriya Chinaphan,Piya Trakulrard,Noppadol Duangporn
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Piathip Kumwong,Naiyana Shewanan

This folk-music movie is similar to "mon rak luuk thung". It features folk or "LUUK THUNG" songs. It is about love stories between villagers from Ubon, i.e. a teacher and his fiancee staying in Bangkok, a farmer wishing to be a singer and his fiancee, a school director and a nurse.

เพลงรักบ้านนา
เพลงรักบ้านนา

Year: 1977

Thai title: เพลงรักบ้านนา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Boo Wibunnan,Adinan Singhiran,Doo Dook Kradon
Main actress: Chosri Misommon

Thai movie เพลงรักบ้านนา was released in year 1977. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor, มธุรส รัตนา and อัญชลี ชัยศิริ as main new actresses. A four minutes trailer and a 1h30mn movie are still available. The full movie with 12 songs including 3 by Sombat is not available anymore. A partial version was released many years ago on Thai TV CH7 but in a shorter release with only one song featured. Other actors featuring in this movie are Boo Wibunnan, Adinan Singhiran, Doo Dook Kradon, Chosri Misommon. A young man (ไพรวัลย์ ลูกเพชร) from Suphanburi is sheltered in Sri Prai and her sister's home as he has nowhere to go but he has nice singing skills. Worrying he would seduce his two daughters, the father finally chases him. Duan (Sombat Methanee) rescues Sri Prai aggressed by ruffians. Romance between Duan and Sri Pai happens. The story is about two sisters coming from a rich family and who love two poor men to the despair of their father. Finally the two poor men help their future father in law as a businessman is trying to buy his land knowing that a road is going to be built soon. The two new actresses are อัญชลี ชัยศิริ born in 1956 and มธุรส รัตนา born in 1957.

ลูกขวาน
ลูกขวาน

Year: 1977

Thai title: ลูกขวาน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kom Akadej

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
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Metta Roongrat,Rewadee Pattaphong

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.

เจ้าพ่อ 7 คุก
เจ้าพ่อ 7 คุก

Year: 1977

Thai title: เจ้าพ่อ 7 คุก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sorapong Chatree,Chaiyan Sorakrai,Kecha Plianvithee,Dam Datsakorn,Pipop Pupinyo,Manop Aussawathep,Nirut Sirijanya,Surasit Sattayawong
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Sirikwan Nanthasiri

Thai movie เจ้าพ่อ 7 คุก was released in year 1977. It features two major Thai cinema stars together, i.e. Sombat Methanee and Sorapong Chatree. The remaining sequence lasts 1h22mn. Papum (Sombat Methanee) succeeds to escape from prison four times but he is recaptured by the Thai police each time. Sorapong is a soldier. Chaiyan Sorakrai as another soldier gets killed in the fightings. Sorapong is married and has one kid. While he is fighting at the border, his father is killed and his wife is raped by ruffians led by Jit (Kecha Plianvithee) and including Ming and Pipop Pupinyo stealing the cattles. Sorapong finds Pipop and kills him. Before he learns from Pipop that Ming is now in jail so Sorapong surrenders to police in order to be sent to jail. Sorapong ends up in same jail as Papum, who is still trying to escape (นักโทษวิเศษ). He also befriends with Ming. The three guys now prepare to escape. There is a famous scene, where Sombat as prisoner smashes a rat and eats it raw. The three men succeed to escape through some pipes thanks to a file given by Sorapong to Papum in order to cut his chains. After obtaining information on Jit, Sorapong kills the ruffian Ming following a one to one fight. Papum and Sorapong go to north of Thailand to find Jit. They join a group including พ่อเลี้ยง Chawalit (Manop Aussawathep), Nirut Sirijanya and Malee (Sirikwan Nanthasiri). They go through the mountains by small paths. Papum meets Naowarat Yooktanun. Love emerges. Surasit Sattayawong is the hill tribe village leader (ผู้ใหญ่). Two groups are exercising influence, i.e. Jit and Chawalit, around the mountains. Meiyo, Naowarat’s younger brother, is shot by Jit’s ruffians as he listened to them talking about Papum and Sorapong. Malee has disappeared. The two groups prepare to fight. Nirut releases Malee but they are chased by ruffians. Malee gets shot and dies. Papum and Sorapong escape murder tentative. The two groups confront each other and heavy shootings happen. Final fights between Papum and Dam Datsakorn, between Sorapong and Jit occur. Naowarat helps Papum. Sorapong kills Kecha but gets severly injured and dies. Papum ends up 10 years in prison but Naowarat waits for him. This movie features an impressive list of famous Thai actors and actresses from decade 1970s.

เขี้ยวเสือเล็บสิงห์
เขี้ยวเสือเล็บสิงห์

Year: 1977

Thai title: เขี้ยวเสือเล็บสิงห์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Phairoj Jaising,Nard Poowanai,Dam Datsakorn,Pipop Pupinyo,Pan Borapet
Main actress: Rewadee Pattaphong

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Thai movie เขี้ยวเสือเล็บสิงห์ was released in year 1977. It lasts 1h48mn. Director is Payoong Payakul. Atit (Sombat Methanee), a mercenary (ทหารรับจ้าง) is back to his village in Isan. His father was kidnapped. Some ruffians try to kill him but Atit is faster to shoot them. He meets his old friend Akan (Phairoj Jaising), now Turkish bath manager. Seua Suk (Dam Datsakorn) and Pan Borapet storm the school as village header Thong complained to the police about their ruffians' activities. Teacher (Rewadee Pattaphong) is his daughter. Mokara (Nard Poowanai), a policeman, acting as a telecom company employee, hides a microphone inside Mien Wo's phone. Athit helps Mokara, aggressed by three ruffians, so they sympathize. He promises to help to find his kidnapped father. Mokara identifies that Mien Wo is the ruffians’ leader (นายผู้หญิง) behind the kidnapping. Mokara requests the help of Seua Suk to identify ruffians around. They accept to work together. Upset by this, Mien Wo's team kidnaps the daughter of the village leader Thong to have a guarantee (ตัวประกัน). The dream team composed of Athit, Mokara, Akan, Seua Suk and others prepare to storm the ruffians' place. Pipop Pupinyo is leading the resistance but ruffians are defeated. A foreigner, Athit’s friend, tries finally to betray him and to flee by helicopter with the father. Following a daring fight, the foreigner falls from the helicopter but Seua Suk dies while helping Athit. The DVD movie is certainly composed of two sets of partial reels as sometimes the image is colorful and sometimes it is reddish.

แหกค่ายนรกเดียนเบียนฟู
แหกค่ายนรกเดียนเบียนฟู

Year: 1977

Thai title: แหกค่ายนรกเดียนเบียนฟู
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Nard Poowanai,Yodchai Meksuwan,Sor Asanajinda,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

During Dien Bien Phu battle, a few Thai soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a Communist Vietnamese working camp. They face difficulty through hard labour and few food given. Those who try to escape are killed. Rivalries appear between inmates, especially with those collaborating with the Vietnamese wardens. Life is hell there. The head of the working camp is a sadist. Thai inmates decide to flee. After a hard battle inside the camp, they need to reach the border to be safe but the head of the working camp has not given up...

หนักแผ่นดิน
หนักแผ่นดิน

Year: 1977

Thai title: หนักแผ่นดิน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Sombat Methanee

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Lak Apichat,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Tasawan Saneewong

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Ruffians attack a bus and put fire into it. Hopefully military can help on time but some passengers die. Who was behind the ruffians? A local villager Chat is having financial difficulties. Nemana and Data, owners of the local sawmills, lend money to poor people with high interest. Chat bought a truck. He is close friend with Tai (Sombat Methanee), who is a village scout (ลูกเสือชาวบ้าน). The Village scouts was a right-wing group sponsored by the King and Queen of Thailand to promote national unity in 1970s. Villagers are helping each other. Due to debts (หนี้) Chat needs to give his rice fresh crop to Nemana. Poor (จน) people just work for the rich! Nemana gives him back the truck against his wife’s rice fields guarantee and allows him to cut trees in forest. He befriends with Prachan, who is Nemana’s close associate. Despite Nemana's promise, some other ruffians try to catch Chat so he has to fight back for his life. As he shots two men, he has to flee to Bangkok. They lie to him as the ruffians are not dead. He is driving a taxi in Bangkok. He gets framed by Prachan who puts drugs in his car (เล่นละคร) in order to increase Chat’s dependence to him as Chat needs to pay back his gratitude. He accepts to join their team. Nuan and Tai marry. Chat, due to easy money and lust, forgets his pregnant wife Bua (กรุงเทพสวรรค์คนมี นรกคนจน, คนลืมตัว). Back to the village Chat complains about the corruption of officials and how to benefit from it! Tai wishes to fight against this corruption that is bad for the country, fight against the bad parliament members. Tai and Chat disagree so fight (คนโทรยศแผ่นดิน). Nemana and Tai have a disagreement regarding rice selling. Tai pushes his democratic concept as villagers can sell to anybody (สหาย). It is democracy versus communism. Nemana proposes to share power and influence (แบ่งอำนาจ). As Tai refuses, they kidnap Nuan, his wife, who is teacher in order to force Tai to join them. Tai refuses their ultimatum and decides to act at nighttime. Faced to a Buddha statue, Tai prays in front of the Thai King and Queen pictures. Thai Buddhism, the monarchy and the nation were high symbols against Communism in 1970s. Patriotic songs are played in the background (รักชาติ). Tai has to use a floating wing similar to a hang-glider to enter silently their camp. He succeeds to release Nuan but they are captured while trying to escape from the camp. Chat's mother dies on a mine while trying to convince her son (คนขายชาติ) to release Tai. Through his treachery he loses his mother (สร้างกรรม). He changes side so frees Tai and Nuan. Chat dies while holding the Thai flag. Tai takes over the Thai flag. Meanwhile villagers holding Thai flags and singing patriotic songs go towards the camp. Thai army is joining them. The ruffians are defeated and some of them injured or killed. Through high compassion, soldiers give help and priority to treat them. Tai successfully removes the red (communist) flag and replaces it by the Thai flag generating cheers and dances. The song “Nak Phaendin” was released in 1975. It is was a patriotic song (เพลงปลุกใจ) against the communist influence (คอมมิวนิสต์). During 1975-1980 years, Thailand was surrounded by Communist countries (Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam) and was at high risk to fall also. This movie from an historical point of view shows nicely this trouble period and how the government propaganda was done.

แหย่หนวดเสือ
แหย่หนวดเสือ

Year: 1977

Thai title: แหย่หนวดเสือ
English title: Operation Black Panther

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sombat Methanee

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Pipop Pupinyo,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Moeifa,Tharika Thidathip

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Cheutchai (Sombat Methanee) spends a lot of time to read James Bond novels so behaves similarly and weirdly (บ้าๆ บอๆ). This movie reminds of French movie “L'animal” with Jean-Paul Belmondo. Cheutchai is mistaken as another Cheutchai by some ruffians at Bangkok airport. He is brought to a meeting of a mysterious secret organisation (องค์กร). They are all wearing animal mask to hide their real identity and call themselves by number. Traitors are killed by a black panther. Cheutchai is given a mission by sexy number 9, Sareuthai, to kill a politician. He is recruited as a hitman but doesn't shoot the politician so causing the ruffians' ire. He flees through a two driving sides Mini British car. There is a car chase through Bangkok, then until the top of the Golden Mountain and then through a side car. Cheutchai needs to hide in a brothel to escape the ruffians and then in a gogo bar. He finally flees with dancer Aranya and takes refuge in her home. Cheutchai asks help from Sareuthai. She suggests him to kill the organisation leader and gives him the building map. Sareuthai is later killed by the black panther due to her betrayal to the organisation. Cheutchai decides to enter in the building at nighttime but he is captured. Being joked on his qualification as Thai scout (ลูกเสือ), he punches back. During 1970s the Thai scout organisation was seen as a protector of Thai kingdom against external threats such a red communists. He succeeds to escape thanks to Aranya. Police arrives on time to rescue them. Cheutchai and Aranya neutralize the organisation leaders (ทำร้ายชาติ) at Don Meuang airport. In 1976 Don Meuang airport was still used for international travel. Aranya was in fact an uncovered policeman. This movie is a mix of action and comedy. The VCD includes two soundtracks. The second soundtrack in Isan language adds many oral jokes absent in the original Thai soundtrack. The movie features also a funky 1970s music soundtrack. It is produced by “Methanee film” company and Sombat Methanee is also the film director. It is a two hours movie.

เพื่อนรัก
เพื่อนรัก

Year: 1977

Thai title: เพื่อนรัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong

It narrates the pure friendship story between two young boys and one young girl. They flee to Bangkok in order to try to find one of the boy's mother. During their journey, they discover the adult world, suffering, separation and death.

ล่า
ล่า

Year: 1977

Thai title: ล่า
English title: The Hunter

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Somsak Chaisongkram,Somphob Benjatikul,Pinyo Parnnui,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Wiyada Umarin,Lalana Sulawan,Metta Roongrat

A group of ruffians (Pinyo Parnnui) indulging in drugs and alcohol is terrorizing a slum. Mateson (Aranya Namwong) is married to Atisak. They have child called Pheung (Lalana Sulawan). Atisak has a mistress so Mateson has no choice but to divorce. The house remains under Atisak's name as she made the mistake to give him money in order for her parents to believe he was a richer bachelor (ผู้อุปถัมภ์). They have to move in a slum to get cheap rent. They get some support from their aunt (Metta Roongrat). Mateson is looking for a job. Karucha (Sombat Methanee) interviews her. Hearing the unfair rumors on Mateson, he decides to recruit her. Karucha has also a daughter. A fight happens between Karucha and Atisak as they meet in a restaurant. Police, led by police inspector Lak Apichat, is looking for evidence that the ruffians are selling drugs in the slum. Karucha wishes to marry Mateson but she refuses. Meanwhile police shoots the ruffians. Their leader, injured, consigns a bag of heroin to Pheung. When Mateson is back, drug is given to police. Ruffians promises to take revenge on the mother and the daughter. Police is looking after their house. One evening as Karucha couldn't send them back home as his daughter has to be sent to hospital, they get caught in a serious storm and the ruffians catch them inside the slum as the taxi refuses to go up to their home. Both get raped. Mateson still refuses to go in Karucha's home. Pheung remains in a shocked state despite support of the doctor (Wiyada Umarin). The ruffians get released later. Mateson decides to take revenge by herself as men never take responsibility. She frames Atisak in a trap by disguising herself as a black prostitute. Atisak's new girlfriend, being jealous, shoots him. She learns how to make up well. She then shots three ruffians by attracting one of them by playing a junky. All those killings start to have an impact on Mateson's spirit. People start to make a link between the ruffians killings one by one and the number of dolls given to the daughter. Killing happen in atrocious ways such as acid and cut by a train on railway. Two are left, i.e. the leader Yong (Somsak Chaisongkram) and Paew (Somphob Benjatikul). Paew discovers that she is Mateson but finally all die. Mateson has become crazy. She succeeds to kill them one by one but her eager wish to take vengeance leads her to madness. This 2h10mn movie was produced by ChatriChalerm Yukol.

มนต์เรียกผัว
มนต์เรียกผัว

Year: 1976

Thai title: มนต์เรียกผัว
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

Pak is the wife of company owner Cheut. Pak is very jealous as the job of his husband makes him frequenting top models. Cheut is fed up with his wife excessive jealousy. One night, he goes out to drink alcohol and gets drunk. He met a young waitress called Deuan. A few days later, this waitress is raped by one customer. She is not killed as she promised to keep silence. Rose, top model, is pregnant following a relationship with an associate of Cheut called Ram. He rejects the baby and gets called "คนใจสัตว์" (man with no heart) by Rose. He hits her and forces her to accuse Cheut regarding the pregnancy. The same rapist later aggress again Deuan but this time Cheut is around to help Deuan. He discovers that eight children are living in Deuan's home with her mother. There are children from poor prostitutes, who cannot raise them. Cheut finds her a job during daytime instead of night time. Pak thinks she is a mistress and makes her lose face. Cheut wants a baby. He is fed up with Pak and declares his love to Deuan. Deuan tells the truth to Pak that she is not a good wife. Pak gets upset, drinks a lot and goes out with Ram. Sak, Cheut's friend, hopefully protects Pak and Cheut punishes Ram later on. Deuan is now pregnant with Cheut. The doctor warns she may dies after pregnancy but she wishes to keep the baby for Cheut to thank for all the good things he has done for her family. Pak tries to make efforts to win back Cheut's love but it fails. Finally on the way to hospital, Cheut gets kidnaped by Rose's brother in order to force him take responsibility regarding Rose's pregnancy. Pak decides to help Deuan to go to hospital. Ram gets shot by Rose. When Cheut arrives at hospital, Deuan is dead already. Deuan and Pak take responsibility of all children. This movie highlights the difficulties of life for main wife (เมียกลาง) and mistress (เมียน้อย), their place in society, the choice for the husband between two wives and the way some Thai men can abuse women in Thai society (Deuan is ashamed of having been raped and will not go to police to fill a complain).

ขุนศึก
ขุนศึก

Year: 1976

Thai title: ขุนศึก
English title: The War Lord

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Sahat Piempongsan
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Duangdao Jarujinda

It deals about the opposition between two men during Ayuthaya period. One is part of aristocracy, one is a commoner but both love the same woman. The commoner is forced to live in clandestinity. But thanks to courageous performances during war, he deserves respect and title. This movie has won Three Thai oscars. A remake was done in 2003.

เผาขน
เผาขน

Year: 1976

Thai title: เผาขน
English title: Lay Down and Die

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kom Akadej

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Phairoj Jaising,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Yodchai MeksuwanBoo,Choomporn Theppitak,Dam Datsakorn,Boo Wibunnan,Kom Akadej,Pipop Pupinyo,Pan Borapet
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naiyana Shewanan,Moeifa,Chosri Misommon,Neranchala Thaleungsak

Thai movie เผาขน was released in year 1976. The movie was never released on VCD or DVD in Thailand but a collector saved the film from 16mm format into VHS many years ago. The copy was not so good and was in red color as the film was already old. It lasts 1h44mn and is incomplete. The movie was also released in Italy under the name Lezi Puca Se (Lay Down and Die). It was also released by IFD Films and Arts, a Hong Kong company, under the name Bionic Heroes (1977) and lasts 1h25mn. The VHS rip is still colorful and sharp but the original Thai version has been reduced and cut to fit VHS standard format. Some sequences missing in the Thai remaining version are present in the international release. Enemies are trying to enter Thailand. At the border, Fon (Sombat Methanee) refuses to meet his younger sister Naiyana. He has to investigate who is providing weapons for Thai enemies. The enquiry leads him to a bunny bar, owned by Manop Aussawathep. Both Aranya Namwong and Pong (Phairoj Jaising), sister and brother, have resentments against Manop as he failed to honour the promise to their father to take care of them. They are used by him for low jobs. Pong (Phairoj Jaising) keeps having arguments with Dam, Manop's right hand. Boo Wibunnan is shot by Kanchit Kwanpracha, who ends up in jail. Aranya is having issues with Ah, an older man, who is trying to rape her as she was sold by Manop. Pong shoots him deadly. Pong and Aranya are then chased by the police. Prisoners Kanchit and Yodchai Meksuwan escape from the prison and are chased by the police. Some ruffians led by Dam Datsakorn try to shoot them while they are fleeing. They split to increase the chance for escape. Yodchai meets Pong and Aranya. They bring him temporarily with them to avoid police but then get rid of him on the backside of the road. Manop Aussawathep's girlfriend is played by Moeifa. Both Pong and Aranya fail to kill Manop. Kanchit wishes to revenge also on Manop as he believes he was betrayed. Manop pacifies everybody and Yodchai joins the team also. Dam, Yodchai and Kanchit do a heroin traffic in the train. Naiyana Shewanan spies them. Manop, as head of the traffickers, is upset as his latest traffic was discovered by the police so there must be a spy in his team. Manop decides to use Aranya for a Thai boxing match in order to exchange drugs versus money among a busy crowd. The niece of Manop is Pissamai (Neranchala Thaleungsak). Pissamai and Pong become very close. Chosri Misommon is playing Aranya's Thai boxing trainer. Choomporn Theppitak is playing a drug trafficker. Aranya wins her Muay Thai boxing match. Nayana spies Kanchit and his ruffians charging drugs in a truck. Yodchai convinces the ruffians that he will manage Nayana by himself. As Manop tries to abuse Pissamai, Pong helps her and they flee together chased by Dam. Meanwhile Fon shows to Aranya that Manop uses her as a mule only as drugs is hidden under banknotes. They also flee. Pong is captured while trying to release Nayana. Fon flees with Aranya and Pissamai. While trying to capture drug dealer Choomporn, Fon is finally neutralized by Pipop Pupinyo, Pan Borapet and Kanchit. They are transferred to the ruffians' base by helicopter. Fon is attached to a rope under the helicopter. He falls in a lake. Ruffians are attacking a border station to let enemies enter Thailand. Some ruffians are changing side such as Kanchit trying to protect Yodchai, who was the one always informing the police. The movie highlights police and military helping each other to push back enemies of Thailand. Pong and Pissamai die in each other’s arms while fighting for Thailand. Director Kom Akadej is also having a small role as policeman. The movie features a very big number of famous Thai actors / actresses from decade 1970s.

8 เหลี่ยม 12 คม
8 เหลี่ยม 12 คม

Year: 1976

Thai title: 8 เหลี่ยม 12 คม
English title: The Danger One

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dam Datsakorn,Nard Poowanai,Phairoj Jaising,Pipop Pupinyo,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Prissana Chabaprai,Naiyana Shewanan,Runglawan Sripatimakul,Moeifa,Khomapat Attaya

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Payoong Payakul is the director of the Thai movie “8 เหลี่ยม 12 คม”. His wife Prissana Chabaprai is also playing. The movie was released in year 1976 and lasts 1h44mn. The image is a bit reddish and damaged as being the last copy still available on the market. The selling point of the point, according to the poster, is the presence of six movie stars (ดาราเอกโคจร) including Runglawan Sripatimakul, Prissana Chabaprai, Naiyana Shewanan, Nard Poowanai, Sombat Methanee, Phairoj Jaising. The movie features also a few ดาวยั่ว (วิกาวดี, Khomapat Attaya, Moeifa, มิสหลาบยัง) acting in a few daring sequences. A jewellery robbery does happen. Khom (Sombat Methanee) and Chitchai (Dam Datsakorn) are involved. An overseas buyer is now expected in a few days. Anita (Naiyana Shewanan) is the younger sister of Chitchai. Chitchai fails to steal the jewellery suitcase from Khom. Khom sent Krissana (Nard Poowanai) to study in England. Krissana now becomes a policeman. Khom promises it is his last job in order to avoid facing Krissana as a policeman. Tonachai (Phairoj Jaising) with two ladies called Rita and Rosana always help Khom. Chitchai requests the diamonds to Khom earlier than expected. Tonachai has many enemies (ศัตรู) and has a fighting in an underground parking. Chitchai sent some ruffians (Pipop Pupinyo, Phirapon Piyawan...) but it fails. In the morning, Khom brings the 10M baht jewellery for Rita to check. The hotel groom exchanges the small suitcases while they are not aware. Police head asks Krissana to neutralise this jewellery ring. Krissana starts by entering Chitchai's nightclub, i.e. the Suzi bar, by claiming being a life insurance seller. Chitchai's ruffians aware that Krissana is certainly a cop tries to kill him but without success. Khom is concerned that he may face sooner or later Krissana (ปัญหาตัดสินใจไม่ถูก). Krissana gets information from Anita, who is his girlfriend. Khom believes the diamonds have been stolen by Chitchai's team. Rita is in fact part of Chitchai's team also and is finally shot by them. Chitchai captures Khom. The jewels are going to be used in a weapons deal exchange. Aware of the exchange place, Tonachai and the ladies head there. Krissana brings policemen there and also helps to release Khom. The HQ is then stormed and Chitchai is captured. Chitchai recognises his mistakes and is finally happy about the relationship of Rita and Krissana.

พรายกินรี
พรายกินรี

Year: 1976

Thai title: พรายกินรี
English title: The Tiger Devil

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Adul Dulyarat,Pipop Pupinyo
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Malee Wetpraseri,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Chosri Misommon,Duangjai Hathaikarn

Thai movie พรายกินรี (The Tiger Devil) was released in year 1976 and lasts 1h35mn. The movie is certainly cut as it is only available from cable TV programmes. Malee (Malee Wetpraseri) and Kinaree (Naiyana Shewanan) are travelling together after leaving a Christian community. They are aggressed on the way to their village by two men including Manop Aussawathep. They step back when understanding that Kinaree, who was fighting strongly, is a lady (นางฟ้า). Pipop Pupinyo, the village leader, remembers that many years he wanted to burn Kinaree as she was accused to be a tiger devil spirit. A monk stopped the burning and gave a sacred necklace to prevent Kinaree to become a spirit again (เวรกรรมของหลาน). She has to keep until being 20 years old. Kinaree and her grandmother were expelled from the village but are now back. One young villager tries to abuse Kinaree while she is bathing in the waterfall. When angry, she becomes the tiger devil spirit again and kills the villager. The grandmother Malee falls and gets injured. Per Kinaree's request, Manop searches for a doctor. Doctor Sombat Methanee then checks Malee but she finally dies. Pipop, afraid of Kinaree, leads the villagers to burn her again. The doctor decides to bring Kinaree in Bangkok but faces Manop, who is jealous. The doctor and Kinaree succeed to flee Manop and the angry crowd. They are back to Bangkok. New characters are present in the doctor's home, Chosri Misommon as domestic helper, Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit as mother, Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej as his fiancee Dao (ปากเสียใหญ่), friends such as Chom (Duangjai Hathaikarn) and Chatree (Adul Dulyarat). She is used in the kitchen but is useless (เด็กเวร). Dao has a lover (เล่นชู) called Chai (อนันต์ สัมมาทรัพย์). There is a ballroom event. Dao tries to humiliate Kinaree (ชาวป่า) during the ball but to no avail. She hires the car driver to hurt Kinaree but she becomes a tiger devil spirit (ผีเสือ) again and kills him. Today is Kinaree’s birthday. Dao aware that Kinaree could be a spirit is willing to challenge her. She removes her necklace and slaps her. Horror happens with Chai is killed and Dao injured by the tiger devil spirit. Police shots the spirit a few minutes before Kinaree's 20th birthday. Kinaree becomes a full human but dies due to her injuries in the doctor's arms. Another version of Kinaree was released in year 1969 (กินรี) with Sombat and Suthisa. In this older version, Kinaree doesn't die.

สาวหมาป่า
สาวหมาป่า

Year: 1976

Thai title: สาวหมาป่า
English title: The Wolf Girl

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sukon Koewliam,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Chosri Misommon,Metta Roongrat

Thai movie สาวหมาป่า was released in year 1976. The movie is lost in Thailand but it is still available overseas in mandarin language under the name 狼女 - "The Wolf Girl". A VCD is lasting 1h37mn. Recently it was shown on Thai TV CH3 dubbed in Thai language. A black magician (หมอ) is talking to the lord Hang Pao and gets a spade. He wishes to get the unborn baby of the lord's wife in order to a create a Kuman Thong (กุมารทอง)(powerful protective spirit) as the lord had a lot of bad luck recently. The lord wishes to discover who killed his father and hopes the Kuman Thong can help him. The wife, played by Aranya Namwong, pregnant and about to deliver, hears them and then flees. Chosri Misommon helps her to deliver. Two babies girl are born. During the night Aranya flees with one baby and lets the other with Choosri with a golden necklace. While trying to escape from the wolves (หมาป่า), she falls from a cliff and dies. The black magician kills many ladies to get an unborn male baby but it is always a girl. Meanwhile the baby girl is raised by the wolves. Her twin sister called Arunee has been raised by Choosri. She is working in the family restaurant where Anan (Sombat Methanee) comes to court her. Metta Roongrat is the Lord’s new wife but she is still not pregnant so the lord is having mistresses to get more babies. Choomporn Theppitak is the Lord’s assistant. Artisan (ช่าง) Anan has arguments with Choomporn. The Lord remembers his former wife as Arunee has the same face. So later on, he sends an engagement parade to ask for her hand but Arunee refuses. Metta, still wishing to get pregnant, misleads Anan and forces him. Metta disguises herself into Arunee to deceive Anan (หลอกลวง). Arunee seeing them is disappointed and angry. Metta still provides young ladies to the local Lord. Anan goes to see Metta in order that she explains the truth to Arunee but she drugs him. The Lord Hang Pao decides to bury alive Anan but the wolf girl saves him. As a female wolf, she needs a male... Meanwhile the Lord brings one of his pregnant mistresses to the black magician. She is killed in order to create successfully a kuman thong. Discovering that Metta is having an affair with Choomporn, the Lord orders the kuman thong to kill them. The Lord wants to get back his two daughters but the black magician warns him it is dangerous. A final fight happens between the Lord and the black magician as the Kuman Thong discloses that the black magician is the one who killed the Lord’s father. The wolf girl intervenes but is injured. Anan saves her and flees the collapsing cave while lord Hang Pao sacrifices his life while holding the black magician.

แซ่บ
แซ่บ

Year: 1976

Thai title: แซ่บ
English title: Top most

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chaiya Suriyun,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Dam Datsakorn
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.

ไผ่กำเพลิง
ไผ่กำเพลิง

Year: 1976

Thai title: ไผ่กำเพลิง
English title: Killer Elephants

Rating: 5/5
Director: Kom Akadej

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Yodchai Meksuwan,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Pipop Pupinyo,Dam Datsakorn,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Kom Akadej
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naiyana Shewanan,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

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.

ชาติอาชาไนย
ชาติอาชาไนย

Year: 1976

Thai title: ชาติอาชาไนย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Uten Boonyong,Manop Aussawathep,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Krai Kanchit,Dam Datsakorn,Lak Apichat,Choomporn Theppitak,Boo Wibunnan,Paen Pleumsachai
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Pawana Chanajit,Moeifa

Thai movie ชาติอาชาไนย was released in year 1976. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Pissamai Wilaisak as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but there is a short trailer of 1mn30s left to be seen. Other actors and actresses are Uten Boonyong, Pawana Chanajit, Manop Aussawathep, Kanchit Kwanpracha, Krai Kanchit, Dam Datsakorn, Lak Apichat, Choomporn Theppitak, Boo Wibunnan, Moeifa. The short left trailer allows to see a brawl involving Sombat, Kanchit, Dam, Krai, Choomporn and Paen Pleumsachai. Sombat hits Kanchit as he refuses to betray? The movie was previously released in year 2500 with Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng, เชาวน์ แคล่วคล่อง, Somkuan Krajangsat, ทม วิศวชาติ and กมลพันธ์.

เสือ 4 แคว
เสือ 4 แคว

Year: 1976

Thai title: เสือ 4 แคว
English title: Four Devils

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Choomporn Theppitak,Kecha Plianvithee,Pipop Pupinyo,Dam Datsakorn,Chana Sriubon,Kom Akadej,Lak Apichat,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Pan Borapet,Paen Pleumsachai,Pumi Patanayut
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Rewadee Pattaphong

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Thai movie เสือ 4 แคว was released in year 1976. It lasts 2h20mn. Pleung (Krung Srivilai) and Chat (Sombat Methanee) are always fighting in a prison. The head of prison decide to transfer them to another prison. To avoid any issues during the transfer, they are hogtied together. During transfer, Pleung's teammates attack the police armed escort. Pleung and Chat flee together. Choomporn Theppitak is playing a policeman. They do realize that they have a common enemy called พ่อเลี้ยง Do Tawan (Kecha Plianvithee). Do Tawan is aware that Pleung is now free. Choi (อัมรัตน์ ขัตติยา) is Do Tawan's girlfriend. Four devils [เสือ4แคว] (Pipop Pupinyo – Seua Wang, Dam Datsakorn - Seua Nan, Seua Ping - Chana Sriubon, Seua Yom – โดม สิงห์โมฬี) are called by Do Tawan to kill Pleung. 1M Baht reward is promised for the one who succeeds to kill Pleung. น้อง Kaew (Rewadee Pattaphong), a teacher, is Do Tawan's younger sister. She knows the secret behind her brother. Do Tawan (โจรใจบาป) is selling drugs. Pleung, a former teammate, asked him to stop but ended up in jail because of Do Tawan. Pleung's younger sister Wallin (Naiyana Shewanan) is still kept captive by Do Tawan (ตัวประกัน). A bomb is hidden in her bungalow. Kaew prevents her brother from abusing Wallin. ภูมิ พัฒนายุทธ, Kan (Kom Akadej), Wai (Lak Apichat), Suki (Sayan Chantaraviboon) meet Chat in the restaurant (เอาเต็มที่). He claims to be เสือ4แคว. They sympathize with Chat, who sends them to help Pleung against the 4 devils. Meanwhile, Chat plans to enter Do Tawan group in order to spy them and release Wallin. Pleung, being attacked by Seua, decides to fight back and attack them directly also causing Dam to flee. Do Tawan hires Chat. Seua Ping’s team includes veteran actors Pan Borapet, กฤษณะ อำนวยพร and Paen Pleumsachai. Chat pushes the teams against each other. Chat succeeds to exchange Wallin with Kaew simulating a kidnapping. Meanwhile Choi helps to provide information on Do Tawan's business. Chat is identified as the traitor. Chat shall be smashed by a train but Pleung helps him on time. Knowing that Chat is not dead, Do Tawan moves his stock of drugs in a safer place. Pleung identifies the place and decides to attack it. Chat, being finally a policeman, also comes with reinforcement. All ruffians are killed by the Thai A-team. Unable to flee, Do Tawan prefers to explode the warehouse to avoid surrendering. Pleung has to go back to jail but Chat promises that his efforts to catch Do Tawan will be taken into account to reduce the severity. This movie features a huge number of famous Thai actors and actresses.

มือปืนขี้แย
มือปืนขี้แย

Year: 1976

Thai title: มือปืนขี้แย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dam Datsakorn,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Pipop Pupinyo,Rong Kaomulkadee,Tawan Siriwat,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Tat Ekathat,Lor Tok,Kokheng
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Chosri Misommon,Marasri Isarangkul,Naiyana Shewanan

Thai movie มือปืนขี้แย was released in year 1976. This action and comedy movie is lost in Thailand but the first reel lasting 26mn and a 3mn trailer are still available to be seen. Fightings happen with Dam Datsakorn and Pipop Pupinyo as they discover that Sombat Methanee is travelling hidden in their truck. Sombat is accompanied by a tall actor reminding Richard Kiel playing in James Bond movie Moonraker. Comic actor Rong Kaomulkadee is the driver. Sombat Methanee is looking for Kamnan Tawan Siriwat in order to find his mother (Marasri Isarangkul). He finds her but he wishes to identify now who killed his father. Sayan Chantaraviboon wishes to impress young lady KamPoo (Piyamas Monayakol). But he gets bullied by Chosri Misommon and Tat Ekathat. Policeman Raem Prachuap Ruekyamdee meets a friend’s daughter, who is now a teacher (ช่อเพชร). Lor Tok is Thai boxing trainer (อาจารย์). Sayan wishes to learn from him as he is not able to fight against anybody. Dao (Naiyana Shewanan) meets Sombat but clash happens between them. Other comic actors are Kokheng and Joomjim Khemlek as policeman.

คมเฉือนคม
คมเฉือนคม

Year: 1976

Thai title: คมเฉือนคม
English title: The outlaw man

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Phairoj Jaising,Nard Poowanai,Chaiya Suriyun,Kecha Plianvithee,Dam Datsakorn
Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong,Prissana Chabaprai,Sirikwan Nanthasiri

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Three men are arrested by the Thai police following a trip to Hong Kong as they are suspected to sell drugs. They are released as no proofs are found. They met a guy called Daeng in the cell and befriended together. A young lady, Maria, Tawai's assistant, pick them up. Daeng is trying to join Tawai's secret organization, which is buying and selling weapons and drugs. Such organization undermines Thailand. As Tawai orders Daeng to kill Krit (Sombat Methanee), Daeng reveals that he is a hidden policeman and convinces Krit, who is a drug smuggler, to join his side. Policemen and gangster groups go to the golden triangle, border between Thailand, Laos and Burma. Heavy fightings happen between both groups. The country traitors are killed or captured. Some policemen are killed but they didn't die in vain as they give their life for the nation, the religion and the monarchy. It is a typical action movie of mid 1970s in which Thailand needs to be protected against external red communist threat. There is a rupture with traditional movies as Thai actors shake hands, listen to western music and kiss ladies in front of spirits shrines.

ท้ามฤตยู
ท้ามฤตยู

Year: 1976

Thai title: ท้ามฤตยู
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sombat Methanee

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat,Moeifa

During Vietnam war Tua (Sombat Methanee) and his friend Kamleu help to extract American soldiers from the enemy field. A new mission is given to them. They need to eliminate a Lao mafia leader called Kosi. This is the third tentative (รับจ้าง) to get rid of Kosi. It takes place in 1972. Tua is sent on mission to Vientiane. Tua is having a few James Bond secret gadgets. He is captured by a mafia team led by Madam (Moeifa). He claims he has come to Vientiane to kill Mafiosi (เจ้าพ่อ) Kosi. Madam frees him in order to know where Kosi is hidding. Tua meets Jenny, Kosi's daughter. Kosi neutralizes Tua and believes that he is an American agent (มือปืนรับจ้าง) sent to kill him. Kosi is in business conflict with Madam. During a heavy gun fight between the two groups, Kosi is saved by Chinese soldiers and sent to Muang Sing in Northern Laos. Madam is killed. The mission has now changed. Tua and his friend Kamleu now need to extract Kosi from the Chinese soldiers and hand over him to American soldiers. Jenny is also captured by Chinese soldiers. Tua meets Kupan, an old friend who is now involved in drug trafficking. He understands that Kosi was involved in trug trafficking and weapons smuggling to support Red communists. Kosi has been transfered in an island close to Pattaya. Following a final batle involving a turtle shape submarine, Kosi is killed and his treacherous organisation destroyed. It is a typical action movie from mid 1970s with Sombat Methanee, who is directing this movie and also playing the main actor role. It is inspired from James Bond movies' theme with a main actor having gadget agent secret and behaving like a Don Juan. It still includes some Thainess with Tua asking for help from his Buddhist amulet. It is available in both Lao and Thai languages.

อ้อมอกพ่อ
อ้อมอกพ่อ

Year: 1976

Thai title: อ้อมอกพ่อ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Metta Roongrat

It deals with the difficulties of a family with harsh life, their everyday struggle.

แผ่นดินของเรา
แผ่นดินของเรา

Year: 1976

Thai title: แผ่นดินของเรา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Nirut Sirijanya,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Naiyana Shewanan

แผ่นดินของเรา is the movie introducing famous Thai actress, Naowarat Yooktanun, for the first time. Sor Asanajinda, Thai national artist, is the movie director and also actor. A father comes to rest in a house close to sea with his three grown up daughters, Yai (อัจฉรา) the elder, Eung and Pak (ภัคคินี), the youngest. Tamlong (ธำรง), is the one who has transformed this hostile land into an oasis due to his hard work. Pak is the youngest daughter and always dares doing things. All the three girls are impressed by Tamlong's strong personality. During a boar chase, Tamlong saves Pak's life but is injured at the leg. During his recovery at Pak's parents home, Pak and Tamlong declare their love to each other. Tamlong is twice older than Pak (ผู้ชายแก่ๆ). Wedding takes place. Pak marries before her elder sister Yai so Yai is quite upset as according to Thai traditions, she should have married first. Yai is still waiting for her fiance Narin (นเรนท์) to go come back from his studies in France. Pak and Tamlong settle on their new land (แผ่นดินของเรา). Finally Narin and Pak meet. Both of them are hot temper (คนผีทะเล). Yai is too old style (โบราณ), too traditional for Narin. He is fond of Pak. He gets fun of Pak having married an older man. While wandering in their domain, Pak is bitten by a snake but Narin helps her on time. Love feelings start between both of them. Narin becomes jealous of Tamlong and considers stopping his engagement with Yai. Finally Yai accepts Narin advances knowing he is hot temper. Being forced by his parents, Narin shall finally marry Yai next month but it is not a love wedding. Yai is too reserved for Narin. Narin is modern as he studied abroad so he doesn't like Thai traditional stuff anymore and wants external signs of love similar to western behavior. Finally Narin and Pak start an affair as Pak is convinced by Narin's true love. But Pak doesn't dare to leave Tamlong for Narin and is worried to hurt her sister Yai. Tamlong knows something has changed. Pak is challenged by Narin about her real feelings. On the wedding day, Pak and Narin disappear and send a letter to Yai and Tamlong to explain their decision. While fleeing on a boat, Narin and Pak are robbed by ruffians so they run out of money already. Pak discovers harsh life with Narin as he is not a good lawyer and being addicted to alcohol also. They live in a slum. Pak needs to become a street vendor (แม่ค้า). Yai is pregnant with Narin so she feels ashamed. Yai takes refuge in Tamlong's home to hide her pregnancy to her parents. Pak discovers that Narin has a mistress. A night he is out, a fire burns the slum. They lose everything. As Narin is sick, Pak needs to prostitute herself. Tamlong finally finds Pak and asks her to come back to their land. Pak cannot leave Narin as he is sick (ไข้ป่า) and she still loves him. She values Tamlong’s kindness (ความดี, น้ำใจ), who forgives her and gives her money. Narin is sent to jail following a robbery. He refuses to see her again trying to push her to get a new life. Pak finally goes back to Tamlong's land to die there due to severe sickness. This 1976 movie highlights society conflicts between modern and traditional patterns.

นรกตะรูเตา
นรกตะรูเตา

Year: 1976

Thai title: นรกตะรูเตา
English title: The Hell of Tarutao

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Nard Poowanai,Manop Aussawathep,Adul Dulyarat,Pipop Pupinyo,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Sirikwan Nanthasiri

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This movie is based on a true story. Koh Tarutao was an island penal colony for prisoners (นักโทษการเมือง) having participated to the failed royalist rebellion in 1933. Through World War II, Tarutao island housed the country's most extreme incarceration center. A lack of supplies during the war left many prisoners to perish from disease or starvation. Two political prisonners arrive on Tarutao island with a bunch of other convicts. Nasty guardians monitored them. Sad and horrible events happened such as male prisoners raped, prisoners eaten by sharks or killed by guardians while trying to escape, prisoners harshly ransacked by guardians, lady raped by chief warden, prison director and doctor killed by chief warden. There is no way to escape from Koh Tarutao (มีแต่ตายกับตาย). The two political prisonners always fight together. They finally try but fail to escape. They are punished to be eaten by crocodiles but are saved by the two young ladies (หญิงสาวชาวเกาะ), who are residents on the island. They get in love and prepare an escape together thanks to the doctor and their father, crazy about money. The escape turns into a bloody tragedy. Only a few succeed to escape.

หนี้รัก
หนี้รัก

Year: 1975

Thai title: หนี้รัก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Nard Poowanai
Main actress: Tanyarat Lohanan,Sarinthip Siriwan

While being kids, young girl Nut meets young boy Toum and his two friends Taksin and Rangsee. They promise to never separate and to wait to each other (ความดูแลของผม) until Toum's overseas studies are over. Young girl Oon was also Nut's best friend. Years have passed. Nut's mother has died. His father sent her to study in Bangkok. Ten years have now passed. Nut (Tanyarat Lohanan) is now a beautiful young lady. The father never dared to tell her the truth but she has the disagreeable surprise to find her father has remarried with Tiyana (แม่เลี้ยง) and has three children. They finally get on well. She meets her old friend Wan. Her brother is Rangsee (Nard Poowanai) and his friends are Toum (Sombat Methanee) and Taksin, her former childhood friends. Nut is hired in Rangsee's company. Misunderstandings happen between Nut and Toum as Rangsee invites her for lunch. Toum seems to have a secret. Toum reasserts his promises done ten years to always take care about Nut. While doing shopping, Toum meets her old friend Oon. She is pregnant and the father is Toum! She is shocked to understand Toum's hidden secret (เจ็บให้จำ). Nut's grandmother (Sarinthip Siriwan) dies (อะไรที่รักคงจากไป) and Rangsee helps her while acting as the host (เจ้าภาพ). Due to a promise of wedding between Oon and Toum by their parents, Toum had no choice but to marry Oon even if he didn't love her. Nut asks for time to Rangsee as her heart is troubled. Misfortune continues for Nut with her garden house (บ้านสวน) being burnt due to a fire. Toum helps as usual. Nut accepts Rangsee's proposal to shelter her and the children. Oon is getting sick (ฝากลูก, ฝากToum) and enters coma. Oon finally dies. Toum is the one who bought the bracelet and the garden house to avoid somebody else can get them. Nut cannot forget her first real love and refuses Rangsee's wedding offer. After Nut's hesitation, they finally marry. This 1975 romantic movie หนี้รัก is 2h12mn long and was never released on VCD or DVD. In 2012, it was shown for the first time on Thai cable TV. It was first movie for Tanyarat Lohanan.

พ่อยอดมะกอก
พ่อยอดมะกอก

Year: 1975

Thai title: พ่อยอดมะกอก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Lor Tok,Tat Ekathat
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Metta Roongrat,Chosri Misommon,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Malee Wetpraseri,Sisala Thongtara,Sulaleewan Suwanthat

Thai movie พ่อยอดมะกอก was released in year 1975. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 1h13mn remains to be seen. The last three film reels were saved. Oon (Pawana Chanajit) is a young single lady. Chosri Misommon is her house's domestic helper and also close friend. Prachuap Ruekyamdee and Chui (Sombat Methanee) are brothers with funny hairstyle. Oon’s mother is played by Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng. It seems there is no more father. Grandmother Malee Wetpraseri is the elder sister of the mother. Oon’s uncle is played by Tat Ekathat. Oon has to be engaged. She wishes to marry Pong (Sayan Chantaraviboon) and is supported by his sister Pleun (Metta Roongrat). Chui keeps disrupting Oon and Pong. Chui has also a fiancee called Kwan since a long time but he doesn't love her. Malee and Chosri are sent to Aunt's home to investigate who is really Chui. Aunt Sulaleewan Suwanthat welcome them. Chui and Ratchin are same person. Oon shall marry Ratchin, who is from a high status family. Oon lies she is no more pure (เสียหาย) as she is Pong’s girlfriend. Ratchin refuses to cancel the wedding and forbids Oon to meet Pong anymore. Engagement (คู่หมั้น) shall happen. Malee is helping Oon to meet Pong. Pong wishes to flee with Oon but Oon cannot do this as it would bring disgrace to her parents and her family name (เกียรติ). As Pong loves really Oon, he has to sacrifice himself (เสียสละ). Chui / Ratchin is aware of Malee’s stratagems. Prachuap meets Pong. Ratchin prevents Oon to meet Pong and wishes to accelerate the wedding. Ratchin asks Pong to stop seeing Oon but Pong asks to meet her a last time. Ratchin still believes Oon is pure and wants to avoid Pong being the first. Oon and Ratchin keep fighting. Finally Oon succeeds to escape from Ratchin. She meets Pong but faints. Pong tries to abuse her but gets stopped on time by Ratchin. Pong's intentions were not as pure as he always mentioned. Oon finally marries with Ratchin. This movie similar to many movies from decades 1960s~1970s is about arranged weddings and early engagement done by parents but it finally ends happily.

โบตั๋น
โบตั๋น

Year: 1975

Thai title: โบตั๋น
English title: I remember

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Nard Poowanai,Somkuan Krajangsat,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Wang Ping

Movie "I remember" is a Thai / Taiwanese coproduction. Young couple Nat and Zhengzhai are in a romantic relationship. Zhengzhai's father is named Mooyi. A domestic helper gives to Zhengzhai a letter from her mother. It tells the real story of her mother called Modai. Mooyi knows Modai since childhood. Mooyi is coming from a rich family but Modai is coming from a poor family. Mooyi's parents want to marry him to a rich family's daughter. Meanwhile a ruffian requests her hand to her father but Modai refuses. Knowing the love between Mooyi and Modai, the ruffian starts to be jealous. Mooyi and Modai often help each other in the fields. One day, following a thunderstorm, they take refuge in a small hut and become lovers. Knowing this, Modai's father has a stroke. Modai becomes pregnant. Aware of this, the ruffian warns the mother. Modai delivers the baby. The mother tries to buy the baby from Modai but she refuses. While Mooyi is away, the ruffian plays a bad trick to the father. An expensive ring is put in his jacket pocket. As the baby is kidnapped, Modai knows the baby must be at the mother's home. There the father is accused of stealing an expensive ring. Modai has no choice but to sign a discharge regarding the baby to avoid her father going to jail. They move to another house. Back from business trip, Mooyi doesn't understand why Modai has signed such paper and has left. He indulged into alcohol. Meanwhile the ruffian tries to abuse Modai but she resists. The ruffian presents her to a man directing a club but it is another bad trick. The director tries to abuse Modai. Her father, pressenting a problem, has followed them. Trying to help his daughter, he fights with the ruffian and gets stabbed accidentally. Having get rid of the director, Modai finds her dead father and stabs in return the ruffian. She is sentenced to 20 years of prison. Years have passed. Her daughter Zhengzhai is now a grown up woman and having a relationship with Nat. They visit Ancient city, Nakhon Pathom, floating market together. Two times she meets her daughter but is too shy to tell her who she really is. Finally a domestic helper discloses the truth. Zhengzhai and Modai can be reunited. Modai is present to Zhengzhai and Nat’s wedding. This movie is related to the poor Chinese family versus rich Thai Chinese family theme. It is a lost Thai movie but it is still available in Taiwan in VCD format under the name "牡丹淚". Two big Taiwan stars are present, i.e. Shih Szu and Wang Ping. Sombat Methanee is wearing fantastic and colorful shirts from decade 1970s.

ทะเลทอง
ทะเลทอง

Year: 1975

Thai title: ทะเลทอง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Man Teeraphol,Manop Aussawathep,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Duangdao Jarujinda

Many years ago, Laem Kun Thalae (Sombat Methanee) and Mae Plae (Naiyana Shewanan) were tied to a pole, beaten and left to die in the sea. Laem Kun Thalae survived thanks to his friend Fong but Mae Plae died. Their child was left to a teacher. Many people believed they both died in the sea during high tide. The teacher has three children, i.e. one boy, Pu (Sayan Chantaraviboon), and two daughters, Nang (Naiyana Shewanan) and Neua Oon. Nang is the baby given many years ago. Nang is hard worker but Neua Oon is lazy. Sak, son of Sou (Man Teeraphol), a local ruffian, always wants to bring the two sisters out but Pu refuses and Nang is not interested to go. Sak becomes lover with Neua Oon (ได้เป็นเมีย). Kun (Sombat Methanee) and his friend Fong (Manop Aussawathep) are always seen around. Kun always helps Nang in difficult situations. Pradet (Choomporn Theppitak) is the local policeman officer but is bending to Sou. Sou wishes Pradet to arrest Kun as he is a trouble maker. Nang and Sak's two sisters (Nit and SiriPorn) are kidnapped by overseas woman traffickers. They are rescued by a boat carrying Kun, Sak and Pu. Kun decides then to keep Sak and his sisters as hostage. They take refuge on an island. Pu and Siriporn become lovers. There is a suggestion for Kun to surrender to police (มอบตัว) as Sou is following up them. Nit (Duangdao Jarujinda) promises to help as she loves Kun. Kun doesn't believe in the police fairness so he flees with Nang. As the action is taking place close to Cambodia border, their boat gets attacked by red Cambodian soldiers. They have to jump from the boat but are caught up in a storm. They are finally protected by Mae Plae’s spirit (วิญญาณ) and rescued by a boat. Sou and his ruffians team capture Kun and Fong. They are ready for a final vengeance. Nit believes Kun and Laem Kun Thalae are the same individual. Situation is reversed thanks to Kun’s skills. Sou, Sak and Nit are now prisoners under Kun. The policeman Pradet agrees to speak and discloses what really happens many years ago between him, Sou and Laem Kun Thalae. Finally Nang's real father is policeman Pradet. His wife Sai is Sou's younger sister. Pradet has a short relationship with Mae Plae. Through jealousy, Sai and Sou took vengeance on Mae Plae and innocent Laem Kun Thalae. So Kun and Laem Kun Thalae are the same man. Despite his initial desire for vengeance, Kun leaves it away and stays with Nang. Thai movie “Thalae Thong” (ทะเลทอง) was released in 1975.

นักเลงเทวดา
นักเลงเทวดา

Year: 1975

Thai title: นักเลงเทวดา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sombat Methanee

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Tat Ekathat,Sawin Sawangrat,Kom Akadej,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Choomporn Theppitak,Pipop Pupinyo,Krai Kanchit,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naiyana Shewanan,Orasa Isarangkul,Metta Roongrat,Sasima Singsiri,Donnapha Sophee,Manat Boonkiet

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Thai movie นักเลงเทวดา was released in year 1975. The VCD lasts 1h32mn. Metta Roongrat as market merchant (แม่ค้า) is harassed by ruffians. A car is driven by a mysterious hitman, who kills most of the ruffians of Kamnan Wattana. Wattana (Tat Ekathat) is upset. Kamnan Wattana's daughter, called Wantanee, is played by Naiyana Shewanan. Orasa Isarangkul is also a market merchant (แม่ค้า). Nobody saw his face but he was wearing a red clothing. Thewada (Sombat Methanee) is wearing a red shirt so he is identified as the hitman. Thewada wishes to revenge his friend Somsak killed by ruffians (เทวดามาคิดบัญชี). Thewada enquiries on various ladies to uncover the mysterious hitman. Somsak's wife (ผู้หญิงใจร้าย)(Sasima Singsiri) is involved in the murder with the help of Sawin Sawangrat. Thewada helps Wantanee (ลูกสาวกำนัน). Thewada is not the mysterious killer in red shirt but is willing to find who is behind. Similar to a Thai James Bond with gadgets and kissing all girls (หลงเสน่ห์). Kamnan Wattana agrees to take him as new staff before being son in law (ลูกเขย)! Thewada gets support from Dam (Kom Akadej). A car ‘chase happens between Thewada and Kan (Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri). A sister (Aranya ‘Namwong) and her brother (Choomporn Theppitak) are looking for the man, who killed their father นาย Vitun. They believe Thewada is the killer but he succeeds to escape their house just to be captured by Kan (องค์การ). Pipop Pupinyo is part of Kan's team. A third group is with Sawin and Somsak’s wife. Kan storms Kamnan Wattana's house and kidnaps his daughter. Metta and Osara are also kidnapped. Thewada and Dam then storm Kan's house to release the ladies. Krai Kanchit is part of Kan's team. Fighting and shooting happen until all ruffians are neutralized or killed. The movie ends up with Thewada leaving with both ladies Aranya and Naiyana.

ราชินีฝิ่น
ราชินีฝิ่น

Year: 1975

Thai title: ราชินีฝิ่น
English title: Female fugitive

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krai Kanchit,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Pipop Pupinyo,Sompong Phonmitr,Lor Tok
Main actress: Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Kao Pao-Shu

Thai movie ราชินีฝิ่น was released in year 1975. It lasts 1h41mn or 1h43mn depending on the version. It is a lost movie in Thailand but it is still available in Hong Kong where it was released under the name 女逃犯 - "Female fugitive" by Ocean Shores video in year 1979. A lady boss is suspected by the Hong Kong police to be involved in drugs trafficking. She escapes to the police and flees to Thailand. Pipop Pupinyo is her Thai bodyguard. Drug is transported on the back of elephants in Thai Northern jungle. Eddie (Krai Kanchit) is receptionist of the drug. He is collaborating with Tsai Yang (Sayan Chantaraviboon). They bring a doctor in the jungle to produce proper drug in the Golden Triangle. Eddie, humiliated by Li Yung, strong fighter hired by the drug Queen, contacts inspector Wu (Sombat Methanee). Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng has got a son. She offers him a camera for his birthday. While running, the boy hits a Chinese lady tourist and cameras are exchanged by mistake. The drug Queen sends Li Yung to kill Eddie. The little boy takes pictures of the murder. The murderer chases the little boy. They enter a parade for Songkran. He hits again the same Chinese lady tourist and cameras are exchanged again. Li Yung just gets a camera without film. The drug Queen orders to kill the kid. Elephants are used to carry drug. Thanks to helicopter, Wu succeeds to locate the drug factories in the jungle. Through Sompong Phonmitr, Sombat locates Tsai Yang (small fry) in order to find the drug Queen. Li Yung tries to kidnap the kid but fails. Wu brings troubles to the traffickers by using dogs to sniff them. Lin, the Chinese tourist, befriends with Chang, café owner. The drugs queen hires Tsai Yang's girlfriend as she knows she is upset by her poor life. She uses her to convince Wu to accept bribes but he refuses. Wu is finally defeated by Pinyo due to a knife injury caused by the drug Queen. The knife is poisoned. Wu was a former drug addict but he stopped a long time ago by going to a famous Buddhist temple called Wat Tham Krabok (วัดถ้ำกระบอก) . Tsai Yang's girlfriend realizing her mistake, releases Wu by getting rid of Lor Tok. A chase is happening to catch the drug Queen. A fighting erupts between Li Yung and the drug Queen in the helicopter. Both fall and die.

สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ
สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ

Year: 1975

Thai title: สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ
English title: The Golden Triangle

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lo Lieh,Manop Aussawathep,Boo Wibunnan,Sawin Sawangrat,Paen Pleumsachai,Somchai Samipak,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Tanny Tien Ni,Tanyarat Lohanan

Thai movie ‎สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ was released in year 1975. The movie is lost in Thailand but can still be found in Hong Kong through a VHS tape lasting 1h25mn. It is named 金三角 or The Golden Triangle. This movie is filmed in Hong Kong and Thailand. Manop Aussawathep is playing the head of Thai narcotics police. He receives a telegram that a drug trafficker called Peter Wong (Lo Lieh) has come from Hong kong. Pon (Tanyarat Lohanan) is playing a bar waitress. Boo Wibunnan is the barman. Peter, renamed as Tony, helps Pon harassed by drunk foreigners looking for good time. Pon introduces him to her brother, who brings him to a safer place, i.e. the Burmese border. Tony is under an arrest warrant. Meanwhile Sombat Methanee also arrives in the Golden Triangle area. Lao Su (Sawin Sawangrat) gets cheated by loaded dices. A fighting erupts and Sombat gives a hand to him. Lao Su belongs to a hill tribe gang. Sombat is fleeing Bangkok being researched by police. The leader is a woman called Hangson Wu (Tanny Tien Ni). Sombat is accepted in the hill tribe. Tony is also accepted in another gang and finds they have a secret drug making laboratory. Opium puppies were a popular production during decade 1970s. Hill tribes were later convinced to move to other cultures. A caravan led by Lao Su and Sombat with 200 horses, 8 tons of opium shall travel 20 days to deliver their goods. The other gang including Paen Pleumsachai attacks the caravan. Lao Su is killed but thanks to Sombat, ruffians are pushed back. Military spots the caravan also. Sombat meets the leader of the buyer group called Lo Han. Once they get the opium, a jeep with machine gun shots many of the hill tribe members. The police intervenes but the ruffians flee with opium and gold. Hangson Wu wishes to revenge. As opium shall be transformed into heroin, Sombat and Hangson Wu are looking for the exchange point. They fall in a trap but are saved by the police again. Hangson Wu realises that Sombat is a cop. Pon is injured. In the hospital Pon tells where the exchange point is. Tony, a Hong Kong policeman, tries to double everybody. Hangson Wu finally dies. Sombat launches his car on Lo Han's speed boat trying to flee. The drugs gangs are destroyed but the final victory is far away as opium is still produced.

ไอ้เหล็กไหล
ไอ้เหล็กไหล

Year: 1975

Thai title: ไอ้เหล็กไหล
English title: The Iron Man

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Sawin Sawangrat
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.

ถนนนี้ชั่ว
ถนนนี้ชั่ว

Year: 1975

Thai title: ถนนนี้ชั่ว
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Lor Tok
Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong,Tanyarat Lohanan,Malee Wetpraseri,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit

ถนนนี้ชั่ว is a thai movie released in year 1975. It is a social drama movie. Only 1h31mn is left so unfortunately not the movie full length. This movie was never released officially on VHS, DVD or VCD. Young kids face bad example (ถนนแห่งความชั่ว) shown by their parents featuring a drunkard father and absent mother. The children are the one to suffer the consequences (ผู้รับกรรม). Finally the mother quits the whole family. The grandmother (Malee Wetpraseri) then educates all the children, Oon (Tasawan Saneewong), Oi (Tanyarat Lohanan) and Inn. Oon has promised to buy a watch to Oi but the grandmother refuses as her salary of 800 baht for the whole family is already small. The neighbour (Lor Tok) likes Oi very much and keeps peeping. The three daughters finally find back their mother. The mother is now rich (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit). Oi wishes to open a beauty saloon but needs to study first. The mother is married to a pimp called Banchup. The mother uses her own daughter to achieve her goals. She sends her daughter to a hotel room, where Ratapong (Sombat Methanee) is waiting (บังคับให้มา?). Purity is lost. As Oi wishes to wear beautiful clothes, have jewels, be rich so she accepts (ด้วยความเต็มใจ). It is her first time. She has to eat pills (ยาคุม) secretly. Ratapong wishes to meet her again (เด็กดี). Sawin, an older rich man, is also fond of her (ติดใจ). The mother and her new husband want Oi to go with Sawin again but she is reluctant. Arguments happen between Oi’s mother (แม่ดอกทอง) and Oi’s grandmother. High society (สังคมผู้ดี) takes advantage of poor people. Finally her mum convinces her to meet Sawin for his birthday. Oon is upset with her mum (ไม่เสียหายอะไร). The mother has modern conception of life and society (พ่อไม่เคยขายลูก). Oon asks to meet Ratapong as he was the first one to go with Oi. She finally starts to work in his company. Inn leaves home. Noi is pregnant with the grandfather. Wishing to rescue her sister, Oon is finally kidnapped with Oi. To avoid Banchup hurting Oon, Oi accepts to go again to Cha Am to meet Sawin. Oon finally succeeds to escape and warns Ratapong. Ratapong storms Sawin's home. Fightings happen with Banchup and his thugs. Oon shots Banchup to protect Ratapong and Sawin to revenge her sister Oi. Oon ends up in jail. Ratapong promises to Oon to marry Oi. The mother is devastated (แม่เสียใจ) and the only thing she can do is to give love (ต้องการความรัก) to her remaining children. Things she hasn’t done before. This movie is a strong critic over old rich men that can afford young poor ladies in hotels.

สตรีที่โลกลืม
สตรีที่โลกลืม

Year: 1975

Thai title: สตรีที่โลกลืม
English title: Dark Lady

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chutima Suwannarat

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong,Metta Roongrat

Thai movie สตรีที่โลกลืม was released in year 1975. It only lasts 1h10mn. Some parts are missing. The DVD is made from an earlier TV recording. Thaew (Metta Roongrat) is a bus money receiver (กระเป๋ารถเมล์) but she dislikes her job. Wone (Tasawan Saneewong)'s father is killed by a hitman (พ่อถูกยิง). Her boyfriend is Athit (Sombat Methanee). Athit is learning English. Athit sells some family land. He gets cash money from a lawyer (veteran actor). While going back home with his grandmother, they are aggressed by ruffians, who steal the money. The grandmother is killed. Athit chases the ruffians and finds that the mastermind is the lawyer himself. He chases him until a bank but has to back away as the police is coming. Meanwhile while going back home, Wone finds her mother in bed with a man called Prajak (น่าสงสารวิญญาณของพ่อ). He is the one who shot the father. Won dislikes him and he tries to abuse her. Wone complains to Athit but this one is focusing on taking revenge on the lawyer. Athit doesn't want to become a bad guy but life forces him (ไม่ได้ตั้งใจทำผิด มันมาหาผมเอง). Athit teaches a lesson to Prajak and injures him. Wone is chased by her mother from the house. Wone looks for Thaew but it seems she is now a prostitute (เป็นกะหรี่) as it earns more money. There is a visit to a rogue doctor as Wone needs to abort. Later on, the doctor wishes to meet again Wone but she refuses. He tries to blackmail her at her school with a picture taken during the abortion. Thaew promises to help her. He is finally arrested by the police as abortion is illegal act. Being rich, the doctor is released and warns Wone that he will take revenge. Wone is expelled from school as they receive the bad picture. Athit robs a shop. Wone realises than doing good is not always perceived positively by people (คนดี คนเลว). Athit promises to Wone to stop. Athit kills the men involved in his grandmother's death one by one including the lawyer. Athit's men continue to steal. Wone helps a child hit by a car and brings him to the hospital. Police wished to thank her. They knock at her home and finds Athit, who is arrested. Doing good has caused her demise. Movie director is ชุติมา สุวรรณรัต. Two other actors are เสริมพันธ์ สุทธิเนตร, อัศวิน รัตนประชา.

คุณครูคนใหม่
คุณครูคนใหม่

Year: 1975

Thai title: คุณครูคนใหม่
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Nirut Sirijanya,Pinyo Parnnui
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Naiyana Shewanan

Teacher (ครู) Rabiep (Pissamai Wilaisak) leaves Nakhon Sawan school as she needs to bring her mother for treatment in a modern Bangkok hospital. Her sister is Mon (Naiyana Shewanan). Another school headmaster, following a recommendation from his Nakhon Swan friend, asks her to join his school and teach a boys class (นักเรียนอะไรไม่มีมารยาท). Santhi comes to school but doesn't enter class so gets scolded by teacher Rabiep. Rabiep is torn between her concern towards her sick mother and her teacher duty (หน้าที่). She takes deep concern in her pupils future and wants all of them to pass exams (พ่อแม่ที่สองของนักเรียน). Rabiep is still single. As a young teen Thong (Pinyo Parnnui) is chased away from Santhi's home, Rabiep accepts to shelter him. Santhi comes back to Thong to ask him to join his ruffians group but he refuses so gets severely beaten. Per teacher Rabiep's code, Santhi is canned six times as he refuses to apologize to Thong. Khun Sathan, Santhi's father, comes to complain to the school. He has funded the school (นายทุน). 18 years ago Sathan (Sombat Methanee) and Rabiep had a love story but finally Sathan married another lady. Sathan believes Rabiep takes revenge over him through his son and asks the school headmaster to fire Rabiep. The headmaster is in a difficult situation as he is indebted to Sathan. Meanwhile Mon goes to complain to Sathan's but only meets doctor Nophol (Nirut Sirijanya). Santhi is arrested by the police following fighting in a bordel. Teacher Rabiep makes him leave the jail and Sathan understands Rabiep's kindness towards her Pupils. Per doctor Nophol's request, Mon, university student in her last year to become teacher, accepts to give private lessons to Santhi. As he tries to abuse Mon, he gets slapped by his father and flees from home. Following his wife's death, Sathan didn't educate him in a right way (ตามใจ). Due to lack of money and difficult life in slum house, Santhi finally accepts to go back to school but tries to tarnish Rabiep's name (ทำให้เสียชื่อ) as he is aware of the love story 18 years ago. As Sathan chases away his son, he ends in a coffee shop where he is beaten by thugs. Teacher Rabiep recovers him from the police and offers him a new chance by giving him a shelter in her home (รักครูเหมือนแม่). Santhi becomes a good guy helping on chores and is studying well. He accepted in the army. Sathan forgives to his son and starts a new romance with teacher Rabiep. All bad pupils have become good guys and give their respect to teacher Rabiep (วันไหว้ครู). The movie highlights teacher dedication and their importance in their duty to transform children into good adults. It is the first movie for veteran actor Pinyo Parnnui.

เจ้าสาวแสนกล
เจ้าสาวแสนกล

Year: 1974

Thai title: เจ้าสาวแสนกล
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Preuhat Boonlong,Lor Tok,Thep Thienchai
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Sasima Singsiri,Metta Roongrat

Thai movie เจ้าสาวแสนกล was released in year 1974. It lasts 1h53mn. Rataya (Pawana Chanajit) is fleeing her father to avoid a forced marriage (หนีแต่งงาน). Her father (Preuhat Boonlong) promised to marry to an older man called Yiu (Lor Tok). As the father has debts with Yiu, he has no choice. Ran (Sombat Methanee) is fed up being a company owner. He wishes to have a break and asks Varun (Sayan Chantaraviboon) to replace him for a while. Many people believe Rataya drown in the river while fleeing her father but Ran saw her swimming away. An old lady aggressed by thugs (ลูกอัปรีย์) mistakes her as a ghost (ผี). Rataya takes refuge in a friend's home called Too (Sasima Singsiri). Ran wants to be a staff (ลูกช้าง) for a while instead of being a boss. Comic actor Thep Thienchai is even having a small role. Interested by Rataya, Ran succeeds to be hired by Yiu as domestic helper under the name of Yim. Rataya makes Yiu believe that she is a ghost now (ผีหลอก). Yim is fully aware but doesn't disclose the secret. Too asks Yui to cancel the debts with Rataya's father in order to avoid the ghost harassing him but he prefers to do good deeds (ทำบุญ). Rataya disguised as a ghost tries to get the document (โฉนดที่ดิน) but it ends badly as Yiu's daughter called Nut shoots at her. Unfortunately she is not injured but Yiu is now aware of the trick. On the way to get back his wife (รับไม่ได้), Yiu is attacked by two masked robbers being Too and Rataya. Yui gives Rataya an ultimatum of 10 days. Yim has a plan to replace Rataya by another lady called Prai (Metta Roongrat). Finally Yui announces he is not able to perform husband duty! Yim gives him a special medicine but it is finally a laxative medicine (มีปืนก็ไม่มีลูก, ยิงเท่าไรก็ไม่ดัง). Rataya starts to suspect that Yim is more than a domestic helper as he can speak English. Yiu gives back the property title and the debt reconnaissance is burnt. Aware that Yim’s real name is Ran, Nut, daughter of Yui, is suddenly interested in Yim. Seeing Yim arguing with Nut, Rataya flees away. Movie ends happily, i.e. Ran with Rataya and Yiu with Prim. A TV serie based on the same story was released in year 1992.

เจ้าชายห่อหมก
เจ้าชายห่อหมก

Year: 1974

Thai title: เจ้าชายห่อหมก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Wandee Sritrang,Khomapat Attaya,Jomchai Jarintorn,Viphavadi Triyakul,Chosri Misommon,Malee Wetpraseri,Metta Roongrat

Thai movie เจ้าชายห่อหมก (Curried fish prince) was released in year 1973. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 34 minutes remains to be seen. Chosri Misommon is playing a domestic helper. Mom Pa is waiting for her lost son, Kinarin , who has gone to study abroad but doesn’t send any news. She is getting severely sick. The father (Thuam Thoranong) and Metta Roongrat have idea to find a man with similar face to please Mom Pa. The father remembers to have seen such man (พ่อค่า) in Ayutthaya selling curried fish (ห่อหมก). His name is Cheui (Sombat Methanee). Khomapat Attaya is also playing a market merchant (แม่ค่า). Seeing her son again, Mom Pa recovers. Mom Pa wishes her son to marry Kantima (Wandee Sritrang). Kantima is upset with Cheui as he is playing too well his role and she refuses to sacrifice herself as she is part of those who paid to hire Cheui. She knows he is coming from a low background (คนจร). Real Kinarin (also played by Sombat Methanee) is back but he lost his arm due to airplane accident. Cheui is back home as his seven days contract is over. Kinarin, seeing that his mum is happy and Kantima loving Cheui, decides to go back to England to let others having happiness. The rich family still needs him so they use his mother Malee Wetpraseri to convince him again. Kinarin will go back to England and needs Cheui to replace him. Metta is going to England with Kinarin (ท่านพี่). Finally Cheui and Kantima marry. So in this romantic comedy movie actor, Sombat Methanee is playing two roles.

หนองบัวแดง
หนองบัวแดง

Year: 1974

Thai title: หนองบัวแดง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat

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Nam's sister, Phi Luuk Nok, has suddenly and mysteriously died. Phi Luuk Nok had a few months old child. It seems she died of a heart attack (หัวใจไหว). So Nam (Aranya Namwong) decides to go to her sister's house to investigate. The house is located in Nong Bua Daeng (หนองบัวแดง). Her brother in law, Phuatai (Sombat Methanee), is a weird man having half crazy and handicapped domestic helpers (คนบ้าคนใบ้). Nam asks to see her sister's body (โลงศพ). The coffin contains a man body. Rumours said that Phi Luuk Nok was Phuatai's wife in legal name only but she had the baby with somebody else. Nam believes that Phuatai killed her sister. One night Nam becomes Phuatai's wife (ภาระผูกพัน with Phuatai) but there is no love. She starts a small revolution in the house by buying expensive furnitures and a new diamond ring (ซื้อที่จำเป็น). Many secrets are around Phuatai. He often visits a fifty years old lady called Than. Thanks to Saree's advice, Nam discovers a mysterious bungalow located in Baan Rim Dong. A defigurated man (คนหน้าผี) lives inside. His name is Toon and he is Phuatai's elder brother. Nam sister's corpse is inside a cupboard in Toon's bungalow. Toon was Phi Luuk Nok's real husband and he hid the body to avoid cremation. Toon was always crazy about women (บ้าผู้หญิง) and was disfigured by a fire when hiding from a jealous husband. Nam is now pregnant. Phuatai believes that his brother Toon is responsible also of the pregnancy. Heart-broken Nam leaves for Bangkok. Nam's father, Dam, wishes to clean his honor with a gun. When arriving in Nong Bua Daeng, Phuatai has died already. It is only a parody to protect himself but a tragedy then happens. The father kills Saree. He wants everything to be for his daughter Nam. It started 20 years ago. Dam was married with Than. They have a daughter, i.e. Nam. But Dam had a mistress so Than left him. A man called Boriphat took Dam's mistress. Dam then killed Boriphat and then Phi Luuk Nok, who is in fact the daughter of Boriphat and his mistress. Finally Dam is killed by Toon. The heavy secret is now revealed. Nam and Phuatai can now have happiness (เป็นสุขแล้ว).

คมเคียว
คมเคียว

Year: 1974

Thai title: คมเคียว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dam Datsakorn,Lak Apichat,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit

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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.

คุณหญิงนอกทำเนียบ
คุณหญิงนอกทำเนียบ

Year: 1974

Thai title: คุณหญิงนอกทำเนียบ
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Neramit

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Jamroon Nuatjim
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Suthisa Putnuch,Metta Roongrat,Chosri Misommon,Marasri Bangchang

Thai drama movie คุณหญิงนอกทำเนียบ was released in year 1974. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 48 minutes remains to be seen. It is the final sequences of the movie. Supasatee (Aranya Namwong) also called Sajee has arguments with the son, who treats her as a minor wife (เมียเก็บ). The father is Chit (Sombat Methanee). His younger sister (Metta Roongrat) also doesn’t accept that Sombat has a new younger mistress. Sajee and Chit deny any wrongdoing. Chit sends Sajee back to the slum through his mercedes so people are gossiping including her own grandmother (Chosri Misommon). Her own grandmother tells her not to forget her own roots but Sajee wishes to climb the social ladder without taking in account other people’s critics. Chit is celebrating the birthday of Suthisa, his wife (Suthisa Putnuch). Metta brings doubt in Suthisa’s heart but is in fact disappointed that Chit would choose Sajee over her! It causes Lady Suthisa to die as she has a fragile heart already. Even Kaew (Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej), Sajee’s best friend and Chit's daughter, believes Sajee wants to take the place of Suthisa. Finally romance happens between Sajee and Chit. The grandmother believes Sajee will be back as same as lotus, she comes from dirty slum soil so she cannot adapt to rich soil. Kaew is pregnant. Sajee has to find an abortion doctor for her. One day while driving with Chit, she sees a woman hit by a car. It is her own mother. Sad event showing she starts forgetting her roots. Chit is also having heart issues. His new wife Sajee gets rejected as Lady nomination (คุณหญิง) as she is not coming from a proper background. Chit ends up at the hospital where Sajee asks to modify the heritage terms. Worried about heritage, Chit's children cause their father's death by asking too many questions instead of letting him rest. On the opening of the testament, Chit's children realize Sajee is not asking for a single baht and is just going back to her slum. Rich people looked wrongly at Sajee. She was the one having a good and true heart.

ทับนางรอ
ทับนางรอ

Year: 1973

Thai title: ทับนางรอ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Jamroon Nuatjim
Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong

A baby girl is abandoned in the forest as she has a deformed face. She is rescued and is named Sopi. At school she is rejected by other children. Being an adult, her face becomes normal but a awful decease endangers her. if she gives life to a baby, she shall die. Her parents prevent her from seing any boy. Charawan, a Bangkok young man, falls in love with her and asks for her hand but Sopi's parents refuse. Following an incident where Charawan saves Sopi's life, her parents finally accept the wedding but knowing that she shall die following a pregnancy.

พยัคฆ์พันลาย
พยัคฆ์พันลาย

Year: 1973

Thai title: พยัคฆ์พันลาย
English title: Tiger Fighting / MAGNUM KILLERS

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lor Tok,Dam Datsakorn,Choomporn Theppitak,Adinan Singhiran,Tawan Siriwat,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Wassana Chalakorn

พยัคฆ์พันลาย or Tiger Fighting / MAGNUM KILLERS is a 1973 Thai movie. Pan (Sombat Methanee) has a fight in an illegal casino as his brother was cheated of 500 usd. The casino owner, MengYu, offers him a deal, i.e. accept to go to prison for 10 000 USD in order to contact one of his teammates jailed for life. Only this inmate knows where Wang Piu, nicknamed as King Cobra, is. Veteran actor Lor Tok is playing the jail keeper. The inmate is killed just after telling to Pan that King Cobra is located in Pu Geng area and after giving a letter of introduction. Pan teams up with Lor Tok. They are both threatened by ruffians also looking for King Cobra. Pan asks his friend Chumporn to look after his home and his brother while he is away looking for King Cobra. Around Pu Geng area, Pan meets the local owner (Adinan Singhiran) of a mine. He is hired as a tough man after showing up his skills to knock out four guys and even helps the mine owner's daughter who was kidnapped. Meanwhile Pan's brother is kidnapped by a team of ruffians led by a fierce young lady called KenYouSee (Wassana Chalakorn). To get his brother back, Pan needs to bring Wang Piu to the young lady. She has a revenge to take as Wang Piu caused her parents to die 10 years ago. Pan locates the King Cobra or Wang Piu thanks to the letter of introduction but the young lady KenYouSee is following just behind them. Pan finally meets a noble man looking for his lost princess daughter. Meanwhile KenYouSee captures King Cobra and tortures him as revenge. MengYu, the casino owner, KenYouSee and other thugs were all looking for King Cobra. MengYu double crosses Pan. The princess is in fact Peng, KenYouSee's sister. Everybody is looking for her jewels box as it includes a list of political insurgents. The list is for sale. Finally the princess is kidnapped by MengYu while storming KenYouSee's camp to try getting King Cobra. Through a daring operation, Pan and his friends release the princess. During the movie shooting, long trail boats run over each other and actress Petchara Chaowarat falls in the river. MengYu's team and the thugs willing to buy the list kill each other believing the other party breaks the deal. It is a full packed action movie. Unfortunately the Thai movie is cut into an international version lasting only 1h33mm instead of two hours so those cuts make the movie directing and scenario sometimes weird. It is a IFD movie and luckily it is not merged with Ninja sequences as the original Thai movie is lost in Thailand. During year 1976, this movie was famous as famous veteran actress Petchara Chaowarat falls in the water following a dangerous action scene between two long trail boats. It appears on all Thai newspapers and those newspapers are even featured on the movie poster! The other event was related to sexy actress (ดาวยั่วเซ็กซี) Wassana Chalakorn who dares playing naked in a shower scene. The IFD movie has been redubbed in Thai language in Thailand recently.

กระสือสาว
กระสือสาว

Year: 1973

Thai title: กระสือสาว
English title: Ghost of Guts Eater

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Choomporn Theppitak,Sawin Sawangrat,Lor Tok,Songthong
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Metta Roongrat,Sulaleewan Suwanthat

กระสือสาว is a Thai movie about a traditional folklore ghost called Kraseu (กระสือ). It is a filth- eating floating ghost with a head, a trailing heart and intestines. This ghost loves to eat cordon umbilical and placenta from newborn babies (ผีกระสือจะมากินรกเด็ก). Villagers found many dead chicken in their farm. They were eaten by a Kraseu ghost. Villagers followed the floating ghost and hit it critically. A grandmother was in fact possessed by the ghost. Before dying, she gives a ring to her granddaughter, Bua Klee (บัวคลี่), and asks her not to burn her corpse (so opposite of Thai tradition เผาศพ). Bua Klee then becomes possessed by the Kraseu ghost (ถูกวิญญาญกระสือ). Boon Muang (บุญเมือง) is her husband. Chat (ฉัตร), a local thug, still tries to seduce her. Phi Chood (จู๊ด), Boon Muang’s closest friend, and Boon Muang chase Chat away. Bua Klee is now pregnant. The Kraseu spirit is inside the ring and is hungry (ไปหากิน). Bua Klee goes outside to look for filthy food and is identified by a villager. She is named as Krasao Sao (กระสือสาว) as the ghost has a young and pretty face! A fight erupts between Chat and Boon Muang as all villagers claim she is a ghost (ผีกระสือ). Boon Muang refuses (ไม่เชื่อ) such allegations but the villagers push him to verify if his wife is a ghost. So he hits her with a stick to chase the ghost but nothing is happening except tears from Bua Klee. A local shaman (หมอผี) Pradit invokes a dead spirit (ผีโขมดพราย) to take revenge on Boon Muang and Bua klee. Yomatut, the hell guardian, comes to get his life as he is a nasty man (ลงนรก). Boon Muang decides to leave the village. They take refuge in a relative home, i.e. uncle Chaeng. Bua Klee meets another Kraseu old ghost in the village. Bua klee is delivering her baby in traditional Thai way by holding a rope attached to the ceiling. The Kraseu old ghost and its husband try to steal the baby. Boon Muang fends them off and hits back. The husband (ผีกะหังและกระสือแก่) dies and the Kraseu old ghost dies in the early sunshine. Boon Muang visits the subdistrict headman of Dong Dok Kaew area to bring him some gifts from uncle Chaeng. Madeua is the daughter of the subdistrict headman and is fond of Boon Muang. While accompanied by Madeua, Boon Muang is shot in the arm by Chat. Madeua is disappointed to learn Muang is already married. She used love potions trick to make him forget his wife and son (เสน่ห์ยาแฝด). Meanwhile Bua Klee wishes to get a treasure (สมบัติ) by seeing an ignis fatuus. When a flame is coming from the ground, it is a spirit haven according to traditional belief. She can get the treasure by showing her nudity! But finally needs to give the treasure back to the guardian as she still needs to pay for karma (กรรม). Boon Muang and Madeua marry. Following Bua Klee's request, Chaeng goes to the subdistrict headman home. The son Chiep is also coming with a sacred thread to recover his father. On the way Chaeng and Chief see each other without head! This is a bad omen indicating a forthcoming death! Uncle Chaeng has to shoot Madeua to protect Chiep. The subdistrict headman wishes to revenge his daughter. Uncle Chaeng and Chiep are shot dead during the fight. Chood is beaten by Chat. Bua Klee finds the uncle Chaeng and Chiep dead bodies. Both Chood and Boo Muang are captured by Chat and the subdistrict headman. Bua Klee interferes as a Kraseu ghost and causes the subdistrict headman and Chat to shoot each other. Boon Muang refuses to go back with Bua Klee as she is a Kraseu ghost. Following advice from an hermit, finally the body of the grandmother is burnt and Bua Klee becomes a normal being again. Kraseu Sao 35mm movie brought new Fx effects in 1971 such as double impression to show the spirit quitting the dead body. It took 3 to 4 months to be shot in the jungle. Thai Film Archives has still a 16mm copy as, in 1973, 16mm projectors were still popular in provinces. Thai Film Archives got it from a donation from a company showing outdoor movies in villages (หนังขายยา). The movie is a bit similar to Nang Nak scenario. It is a Lost movie in Thailand but it was found in Sweden with an original picture, Thai sound and with Sweden subtitles. In 1970s decade a few Thai movie rights were sold in Scandinavia. This movie shows interesting traditional behaviors and patterns such as traditional baby delivery, staying above a hot pot after delivery (การอยู่ไฟ), 100 days ceremony after a relative death, vision of people without head indicating forthcoming death, hidden treasures kept by deity and signalled by an ignis fatuus, Kraseu ghost belief, love filters.

ทอง
ทอง

Year: 1973

Thai title: ทอง
English title: Gold

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Greg Morris,Pipop Pupinyo,Dam Datsakorn,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Tham Thuy Hang,Donnapha Sophee

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A huge quantity of Thai gold is stolen. An American agent recruits some Thai mercenaries to build a tough team of experts. The team is responsible to get the gold back in Thailand. The gold is currently in Communist Vietnam. The team is parachuted there. A young woman is waiting for them to guide them into the jungle. On their way they met two other women that are trying to free their father imprisonned in the jungle by Vietnamese soldiers. It seems that one of the three ladies is a spy. Many difficulties happen before being able to retrieve the gold and not all of them can go back alive to Thailand... The movie "Gold" was the first big success of Chalong Pukdeewichit. The film was a phenomenal success locally and made a profit internationally. It became the first Thai film to be widely sold to international markets. Later on "Gold 2" (Gold Raiders - 1983), "Gold 3" (The Lost Idol - 1990) and "Gold 4" (In Gold We Trust - 1992) were even released. Chalong Pukdeewichit put in place an effective marketing strategy, i.e. a large budget, sex, violence and involvement of a famous internationally known actor to attract buyers. In movie Gold, American actor Greg Morris from the Mission Impossible TV series played alongside with Thai stars Sombat Methanee, Krung Srivilai. Same recipe was applied later to "H-Bomb". The Mission Impossible soundrack is even used a few times during the movie.

สาวภูไท
สาวภูไท

Year: 1973

Thai title: สาวภูไท
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat

Saendee (Aranya Namwong), young lady, is an university student. Yot (Sombat Methanee), young man, is doing small jobs such as taxi driver in Bangkok to support his mother. Saendee doesn't know that Yot is poor as he is hiding his status by wearing nice suits and renting cars. Saendee gets her diploma. Saendee needs to decide if she continues her studies or start to work. She goes back to Isan to see her father in Nakhon Phanom (เรียนสำเร็จ). Saendee is coming from a local ethnic group called “Phu Tai” (คนภูไท). Her father cannot work since one year so Yot was the one paying for her studies. The father doesn't like Yot as he is not coming from the same ethnic group. There is Bun Bang Fai festival (ประเพณีบุญบั้งไฟ) in Nakhon Phanom. Yot and Saendee become lovers (เป็นของพี่แล้ว) despite the father’s disapproval. Saendee is now 6 months pregnant. Yot helps two men involved in a fight. So he is recruited to drive lorries and send goods by them. Unfortunately his new boss is a ruffian. Yot is forced to speed in order to escape police cars. Following a gun fight, the ruffians are shot. Yot is captured by the police and sent to prison. Saendee is not aware. She delivers beautiful twin, two girls, but has to cope alone. She is chased from her home as she cannot pay the rent anymore. Poor Sao Phu Tai (สาวภูไท)... She has to abandon (ฝาก) her children in front of Pa’s house. She goes to Bangkok to look for her old university friend, Kamnotchan. Kamnotchan is now a successful business woman as the company boss (ผู้จัดการ) Sarawut likes her a lot. But once Saendee comes to work, the boss changes his focus to her instead of Kamnotchan. Kamnotchan is upset by this situation. A crisis happens and she accuses Saendee of trying to steal the love from the company boss. This is of course wrong as Saendee misses Yot and her children. Saendee leaves Kamnotchan's house. Krot (Metta Roongrat) is a strong female director of a circus. Performers are not good so she needs to find new ones (เด็กฝึกใหม่). The circus teacher thinks to hire the twin girls he recently saw. Pa has no more money to feed all the children she is taking care of. The teacher gives her 10 000 baht to buy and train the two twin girls. The circus director hits them to accelerate their training. So fed up, one of the twin flees. Yot is released from prison. He is looking for his family but to no avail. The little girl is rescued by a rich family. Finally Sarawut finds back Saendee and she accepts to fiance with him. Yot finds a job in the same circus. The circus goes to Bangkok hoping for a better business. The two sisters recognize each other during a performance. The circus director asks for 5 000 baht to give back the child. Sarawut, who loves Saendee, helps her to get back her children. Believing in a children kidnapping Yot follows Sarawut's car. The family is finally reunited happily. It is a good feeling movie even if many unlikelihoods are happening. It highlights the strong and sacrosanct Thai mother. The movie features Isan music in the background. This VCD is a copy of an IBC6 TV program recording but the quality is acceptable.

เลือดแม่
เลือดแม่

Year: 1972

Thai title: เลือดแม่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Choomporn Theppitak,Anucha Ratanaman,Songthong,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Malalin Bonnak

This 1972 Thai movie เลือดแม่ lasts 2h20mn. Its full version still exists among a Thai collector but it was never released through any official video format such as VHS, VCD or DVD. A 40mn sequence can be watched online. A Bangkokian man (Anucha Ratanaman) is lying to an upcountry girl (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng) about his love. Ratanaporn is then pregnant. Knowing that Anucha will not come back, she flees her home to avoid shame and ends up in a thieves’ den. A baby girl is born. Years have passed. The baby girl is Petchara Chaowarat. While being an adult, she gets rescued by Choomporn Theppitak as she was getting threatened by ruffians. As Petchara wishes to know who her father is (she only has a pendant), she flees to Bangkok with Choomporn. Being aggressed by thugs, they get help from Sombat Methanee. Malalin Bonnak (มาลาริน) is Sombat’s promised fiancee. As they have no place to go, Sombat helps them to stay at a friend's home. Malalin sees Petchara as a concurrent for Sombat's heart. Love emerges between Sombat and Petchara. Malalin and her mother makes a plan to denigrate Petchara. She is drugged while sleeping and a ruffian simulates leaving her bed while Sombat is just here. Choomporn learning this gives a lesson to Malalin. Her mother being sick, Petchara and Choomporn have to go back to their home town. Malalin's mother orders a ruffian to go also in order to kill Petchara as Sombat refuses to marry her daughter. The shootings go wrong in the village. Choomporn protects Petchara with his own body and dies. The ruffian gets injured by Petchara's stepfather, who also dies. Back to Bangkok as Malalin's mother refuses to pay anything to the ruffian, she also gets shot. Anucha, aware of the whole story, goes to the village with Sombat. Both love stories finally blossom, i.e. Sombat and Petchara, Anucha and Rattaporn. Seven songs are performed including singer Songthong.

รักคืนเรือน
รักคืนเรือน

Year: 1972

Thai title: รักคืนเรือน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Songthong,Krai Kanchit,Daonoi Duangjai
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Somjit Sapsamruey,Chosri Misommon,Sisala Thongtara,Metta Roongrat,Orasa Isarangkul,Darunee Cheunsakul

Thai movie รักคืนเรือน was released in year 1972. Main actor is Sombat Methanee and main actress is Petchara Chaowarat. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of one hour remains to be seen. The remaining sequence shows a high society party with Petchara singing a song. Petchara is then discussing with Somjit Sapsamruey, her mother. Her mother wants her to marry the son of a friend as they are poor. Veteran actors (Prachuap Ruekyamdee and Songthong), a doctor and a young man (ทม วิศวชาติ) are visiting them. Petchara and the young man appreciate each other. Veteran actress Chosri Misommon is playing a domestic helper. Sombat later on arrives. He is welcomed by Sisala Thongtara and Somjit, then also by Metta Roongrat and Petchara. Petchara is not so happy to meet Sombat. Somjit is feeling unwell and ends up at hospital. Certainly Somjit asks Petchara to really consider Sombat as engagement but Petchara loves already another man. Misunderstanding happens between Petchara and Sombat. A fire in the house happens. This is a romantic drama.

น้ำผึ้งพระจันทร์
น้ำผึ้งพระจันทร์

Year: 1972

Thai title: น้ำผึ้งพระจันทร์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Charin Nantanakorn

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Charin Nantanakorn,Sahat Piempongsan,Adul Dulyarat,Lor Tok,Prachuap Ruekyamdee
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat

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Movie น้ำผึ้งพระจันทร์ is 2h21mn long. Sae (Sombat Methanee) is a Thai soldier visiting Cairo. He is having a few drinks with Tai (Charin Nantanakorn). While back to his room, there is a Thai lady (Petchara Chaowarat) hiding in his bed. Her name is Honey. She claims to be chased by some Egyptian men as she refuses to marry a rich local man. Honey is in fact princess (เจ้าหญิง) Assama. She has to flee as some influential people want to coerce her father. Many beautiful area of Cairo are shown (Gizeh pyramids, mosques, Sphinx) and also local culture (belly dance, horse dance). She needs to exit Egypt to escape those ruffians. One way to exit Egypt is for Sae to marry Honey (นาทีคนไทยใจดี) ! But he refuses. Following a new kidnapping tentative over Honey, he feels pity over her and her tears. He finally proposes the wedding himself. They finally escape from Egypt and go in Italy through romantic places such as Venezia, Roma Colosseum, Trevi fountain. Love is emerging. They finally back to Thailand. A lady called Wassinee is waiting for Sae at the airport so they get separated abruptly. Sasemg (Sahat Piempongsan) is upset with his young brother's behavior. Sae's sister wants a wedding between Sae and Wassinee. Sae is concerned as he cannot forget Honey (คนที่มีความรักแท่จริงต้องชานะเสมอ). Many years ago Tai chose to flee away with his love as his girlfriend was rejected by his family. Sae’s brother, Sasemg, highlights that soldiers have to follow up rules. Duty and love are sometimes on the opposite side. The movie also shows that Thailand has as many beautiful spots as Cairo or Roma. Honey has to do the guide promoting Thailand tourist spots. They are still upset towards each other (ความรักเป็นสิทธิ์หัวใจ). War emerges at the Thai border. Sae and Tai have to go. Tai wishes to prove he can also accomplish duties. Tai dies while washing his honor. Sae is injured but believed to be dead. Finally Honey accepts the wedding proposal of an Arab prince believing Sae is dead. Sae is back but he doesn't want to break the royal woes. The movie finally ends up happily for them as princess Assama surprises Sae at the place they made their love oath. A few songs are featured in the movie.

หัวใจปรารถนา
หัวใจปรารถนา

Year: 1972

Thai title: หัวใจปรารถนา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Ek Amarin,Adul Dulyarat,Sukon Koewliam,Daonoi Duangjai
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Orasa Isarangkul

Thai movie หัวใจปรารถนา was released in year 1972. The movie is lost in Thailand but a nine minutes mute sequence remains to be seen. It has a very damaged picture. This movie is a romance movie. Despite being a 1972 movie and labeled as 35mm movie, it is in 16mm format. It was probably shown in Thai provinces where 16mm projectors were still popular. Main actor is Sombat Methanee and main actress is Petchara Chaowarat. It features เอก อัมรินทร์ as a new main actor, Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit, Adul Dulyarat, Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng, Orasa Isarangkul, Sukon Koewliam, Daonoi Duangjai. The left sequence shows Petchara in the arms of Ek Amarin (เอก อัมรินทร์) and talking together. They are wearing princely clothes. Wilaiwan is talking to Orasa. They are maybe playing jealous ladies roles. Wilaiwan is gorgeous in Hong Kong dress Cheongsam. Sombat Methanee, main actor, is unfortunately not seen in any of the remaining sequences. The movie featured 7 songs.

แม่อายสะอื้น
แม่อายสะอื้น

Year: 1972

Thai title: แม่อายสะอื้น
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Chutima Suwannarat

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Sahat Piempongsan,Jamroon Nuatjim
Main actress: Naowarat Watchara,Tasawan Saneewong,Metta Roongrat,Viphavadi Triyakul,Malee Wetpraseri

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A subdistrict headman is almost blind but still performs traditional arts. His daughter Dao Lin (Naowarat Watchara) can do traditional spade dance. They are living in a Northern village specialised in making traditional colorful umbrellas. Mem (Malee Wetpraseri) recommends Dao Lin to a Bangkokian lady for a job in Bangkok (เสริมสวย). Dao Lin accepts as she needs money to cure her father's eyes. The second daughter is played by Tasawan Saneewong, who is acting for the first time. No further study for her as they are too poor. In Bangkok, Dao Lin realises the job is in fact acting as a prostitute (โสเภณี / ฉันไม่ใช่สินค้า). Dao Lin cannot send news. She ends up in pregnancy and succeeds to flee the brothel (กลุ่มนรก). She delivers a baby, who is unfortunately disabled. The hospital doctor (Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri) finds her a job as a model (นางแบบ) but she needs to hide her baby (สังคมทุกวันนี้จำเป็นต้องสวมหน้ากากเข้าหากัน). She gives her baby to her sister lying it is a friend's baby. Dao Lin meets Songpon (Sombat Methanee) in Penang. They finally get engaged (หมัน). Dao Lin discovers that the doctor is Sombat's brother but he promises to disclose nothing. She forgets her family so her father decides to come to Bangkok with her sister Chaeung and disabled son to find Dao Lin. Ten (Metta Roongrat) becomes Chaeung's friend in Bangkok. Chaeung recognises her sister on TV. When meeting together, Dao Lin is ashamed (ลืมตัว) as she doesn't want anybody to know her poor background so she chases away her younger sister. Disappointed, Chaeung runs away and is hit by a car. She is cured by the same doctor, who cured her elder sister. Having pity on her, the doctor recruits her as domestic helper. Dao Lin is surprised to see Chaeung in the doctor's house and asks her not to reveal their family links until she is married with Songpon. Pi (Sahat Piempongsan) is having an affair with Songpon’s mother. He always asks for money. They all go to Southern island to help poor children. Songpon's brother called Songyut lives there and takes care of the family domain. Songyut falls in love with Chaeung. Songpon also loves Chaeung but just got engaged with her sister... The mother asks Songyut to stop seeing her as she is a poor girl. Chaeung is kidnapped per the mother's orders. Ten asks Songyut for help. A boat chase is happening in Phuket near the James Bond island. Pi, wishing to get the family domain, shots Songyut through a long range gun but falls from the cliff and dies. The mother is horrified and crossed against Chaeung (เด็กเวร) but she is indirectly responsible of her lover’s acts. Meanwhile Dao Lin warns Songpon who finally rescues Chaeung after an impressive car chase. Songyut’s mother asks Dao Lin to get rid of Chaeung as she takes her as responsible of her son’s death. Dao Lin accepts. Chaeung hears this conversion and arguments happen between the two sisters. Dao Lin’s father hears his two daughters arguing and now is aware that Chaeung hides the reality about Dao Lin forgetting her own family. Chaeung, the father and the disabled son leave for Mae Sai. Da Lin follows them there but her father is already dead. He got suicide because of disappointment with his daughter. Songpon is here also blaming Dao Lin not to have told him the truth about her background as he is comprehensive and it would have saved her father’s life. Nobody in the village wishes to talk to Dao Lin. To pay respect to her father a last time, she performs the traditional spade dance and finally cuts her throat during the dance. She entrusts Chaeung and her son to Songpon. It is a sad family drama with a rich mother causing her son’s death and a poor daughter causing her father’s death. The DVD แม่อายสะอื้น (1972) lasts 1h55mn but some parts are missing as it is a copy from U-matic tapes.. Famous director is Chutima Suwannarat (ชุติมา สุวรรณรัตน์) well known for sad movies.

วันที่เราจะพรากจากกัน
วันที่เราจะพรากจากกัน

Year: 1971

Thai title: วันที่เราจะพรากจากกัน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sithao Petcharoen,Songthong,Sawin Sawangrat,Sukon Koewliam,Chana Sriubon,Ruj Ronnapop
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naowarat Watchara,Sopha Sataporn,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng

ไม่มีวันที่เราจะพรากจากกัน (There is no day we will split) was released in year 1971. The full movie lasts 2h27mn. The remaining film is in a poor condition. The image has no more color and is only tinted. Unfortunately the sound is distorted and barely hearable. A full movie summary is still available as some old Thai movie stars magazines can still be found nowadays. The movie remains famous for its 9 to 10 songs. A few songs are sung by Sithao Petcharoen and Songthong. One of the famous singer in this movie is กังวานไพร ลูกเพชร, a countryside singer (นักร้องลูกทุ่ง). He is acting as a couple with Naowarat Watchara in this movie. Main actors in this romantic movie are Aranya Namwong and Sombat Methanee. Interesting to see that Aranya Namwong is wearing big sunglasses that are back to fashion in decade 2010s. Other actors include Prachuap Ruekyamdee, comic actor Sukon Koewliam, Naowarat Watchara, Chana Sriubon, Sopha Sataporn, Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng, Ruj Ronnapop. Kampee (Sombat Methanee) is orphan but gets patronized by his older sister Rampoei, who is married to rich merchant Vivat. Kampee (คัมภีร์) is engaged with Rewadee (Naowarat Watchara). He goes to study abroad. When he comes back, his fiancee Rewadee is going to marry Pinjo, who was a former friend. Kampee, disappointed, causes big arguments during the wedding, gets beaten and thrown away in the water. When he wakes up, he meets for first time a young woman called Ailada (Aranya Namwong), riding a bicycle and going to help him. Surprised, he leaves rashly by taxi (คนบ้า). Kampee leaves his home as Pinjo’s father forces him to go to Sukhothai province. Rampoei wants Kampee to marry Walli, younger sister of Vivat. Kampee meets Ailada again in Phitsanulok train station and they argue again. Kampee shall be the head of forest guards in district Huay Krai. Kampee is welcomed by Plang (Prachuap Ruekyamdee), his assistant. Ailada is Plang‘s daughter! Kamnan Preuang (Sawin Sawangrat) is doing illegal business in the forest by cutting trees. Plaew, son of Kamnan Preuang, loves Ailada since they are kids. Plang and Kampee have a plan to stop those illegal activities. Having learnt this, Ailada informs Preuang. So Kampee's plan fails. Aware that Ailada is the one who disclosed the plan, Kampee has arguments with her but Ailada finally understands and recognises her mistake. Love starts to emerge. Walli is coming to visit Kampee. To get rid of Walli, Kampee claims he is already engaged with Ailada so she has mischievous behavior with Kampee! Kamnan Preuang and Plaew get agreement with Pinjo to use Rewadee to ease Kampee. Pinjo wishes to kill Kampee as he cannot stand to have Rewadee close to Kampee. It is discovered that Plaew is the real son of Plang and not Preuang. Plaew and Ailanda are then brother and sister! Plaew and Ailanda are looking for Kampee knowing he is endangered by Pinjo’s plans to kill him. A thunderstorm happens. Kampee and Ailanda take refuge in a cave. A snake is threatening them. Plaew and Rewadee take refuge in a cave also. Pinjo misunderstands Plaew’s intention to help Rewadee. He finally falls in the river and dies. Back from the forest, learning that Kampee and Ailanda plan to marry, Rewadee still tries to get back Kampee and simulates to have spent the night with him. It causes Ailanda’s ire, who then flees away. Rewadee apologizes but it is too late. Ailanda is gone and Kampee is back to Bangkok. Kampee indulges in alcohol and finally accept his sister’s proposal to marry Walli. Rewadee is pregnant with Plaew. As Ailanda is back to district Huay Krai, Plaew decides to stop Kampee’s wedding with Walli to ensure Kampee can marry Ailanda! Plaew lies that Kampee made a young lady pregnant in district Huay Krai so he needs to assume. Finally Kampee and Ailanda are reunited.

ลำดวน
ลำดวน

Year: 1971

Thai title: ลำดวน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Songthong,Pipop Pupinyo,Choomporn Theppitak,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Namgneun Boonnak

ลำดวน is a Thai movie released in year 1971 with Sombat Methanee and Petchara Chaowarat. The whole movie is 2h30mn long and features 7 songs. A 41mn sequence is still available online. This movie was lost in Thailand but a final copy was finally discovered in year 2013 in the house of a former outdoor projectionist. The below summary is based on the 41mn sequence. It is in 16mm format so there is no sound as such format requires live dubbing. Songthong is a temple boy. He is going to Bangkok to find a work and to sell newspapers on the street. Pipop Pupinyo is playing the father (he hasn’t yet a shaved head, which will be his recognizable trademark in following movies). The mother is played by Namgneun Boonnak. First one hour is about the parents life. Namgneun Boonnak is sick and Sukon Koewliam takes care of her. Twenty years have passed. Lamduan (Petchara Chaowarat) and Thongdee (Sombat Methanee) meet in a garden. Thongdee is a temple boy also. Thongdee is singing to declare his love to Lamduan. Lamduan is seeing ghosts, i.e. her mother (วิญญาณแม่) and then herself. Thongdee is punching Choomporn Theppitak as he is harassing young ladies. Finally Lamduan is sent to a Buddhist temple to expel ghosts. After discussion with the abbot, she leaves the area and goes with Thongdee in order to start a new life.

มนต์รักชาวไร่
มนต์รักชาวไร่

Year: 1971

Thai title: มนต์รักชาวไร่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Aranya Namwong

This folk-music movie is similar to "mon rak luuk thung". It features 13 folk or "LUUK THUNG" songs. It is about love stories between feminine villagers and men working from outside the village. Some villager men don't agree that outsiders take interest into local ladies.

เพลงสวรรค์นางไพร
เพลงสวรรค์นางไพร

Year: 1971

Thai title: เพลงสวรรค์นางไพร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Choomporn Theppitak,Anucha Ratanaman,Krai Kanchit,Noppadol Duangporn,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Khomapat Attaya

Following huge success of movie "Mon Rak Luk Tung" (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) in 1970, many song movies were released to catch up with this trend. Such movies include songs, a bit of action, romance and humor. Thai movie เพลงสวรรค์นางไพร is one of them and was released in year 1971. It features nine songs. Director is พิชิต มีชัย. This movie was a lost movie in Thailand. In year 2013, a last copy was found in a Thai temple in the North of Thailand. Only three reels of the movie are left, so around 1h30mn. Unfortunately the film reels were in bad condition due to water soaking, so only 18mn are usable. It is in 16mm format so there is no sound as such format requires dubbing. No songs are left. No movie poster is left. A movie partial summary is still available. Sombat Methanee is Waiwai, working as forest guard. Pawana Chanajit is SaenGneun. Others actors include Sawin Sawangrat, Choomporn Theppitak, Anucha Ratanaman, Krai Kanchit, Khomapat Attaya, countryside folk singers (นักร้องลูกทุ่ง) such as Noppadol Duangporn. Action takes place in a village. Ruffians are terrorizing and aggressing local ladies. A spirits doctor is coming to the village. A ghost appears to the villagers during an assembly. Romance is happening between Waiwai and SaenGneun. A small sequence shows Sombat Methanee punching ruffians. The remaining sequences are not enough to understand the movie.

จงอางผยอง
จงอางผยอง

Year: 1971

Thai title: จงอางผยอง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Songthong
Main actress: Suthisa Putnuch,Juree Osiri

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A Thai Chinese community is celebrating Chinese New Year (ตรุษจีน) though dances (รำ) and songs. Even Songthong is singing a few songs before being killed as suddenly the village is attacked. Hin is the leader of the pirates (โจร) who attack the village. Many villagers are captured or killed. Four children, two boys (Phet, Chiang Ho) and two girls (Kae, Lilin), promise to revenge their parents and punish Hin. The kids get separated. Fifteen years have passed. Seua and Kae love each other but their love is endangered as it is discovered Seua is Koeb's son. Koeb has cut Kae's mother arm during the village attack fifteen years ago. Their love becomes impossible. Back home Kae finds her mother dead. Chiang Ho and Lilin are back from China and ready for revenge. They meet Kae and look for Phet, the last friend. Phet has been raised by Hin and is called Praew. Hin, following the fall of Ayutthaya, has become lord of the province. The three friends attack directly Hin's fort but are defeated as Phet supports Hin, the pirate leader, and is now a traitor (ทรยศ). The two girls are captured as Seua also betrays Kae. Seua is the one who killed Kae's mother. Phet had to lie and simulates as he is an Ayuthaya soldier (งานของแผ่นดิน). He loves the king and the kingdom. Hin is making an alliance with Burma to sell canons (โจรขายชาติ). Phet's double game is disclosed. He is captured by Hin and his fingers are broken to prevent any fighting. Hopefully Chiang Ho can help and they flee from the fort. Lin takes care (รักษาพยาบาล) of Phet. They ask support from their old teacher but he refuses to believe that Hin is a traitor. Finally faced to the truth he decides to help. Surpassing the pain, Phet fights for the kingdom (ช่วยแผ่นดิน). Elephants are used to defeat Hin’s soldiers. Despite being outnumbered, the fierce Siamese soldiers succeed to defeat the traitors and Burmese soldiers in order to save the King. Many sword fights and kung fu / Thai boxing fights typical from 1970s Hong Kong movies are featured. The King’s face cannot be seen but Thai royal music is played to indicate his presence. This movie is really typical from years 1970s when patriotic movies were shot due to the communist threats at the Thai borders. The movie features two Hong Kong movies stars. It takes two years to shoot the complete movie. It was an expensive movie to make as real soldiers were used, a fort has to be built along a mountain and then destroyed by explosives.

ข้าชื่อจ่าแผน
ข้าชื่อจ่าแผน

Year: 1971

Thai title: ข้าชื่อจ่าแผน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chanee Yotchai,Sor Asanajinda,Krai Kanchit,Man Teeraphol
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Chadaporn Wachirapranee,Kaenjai Meenakanit

Thai movie ข้าชื่อจ่าแผน was released in year 1971. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. It is a movie in 16mm format so it is in mute state as such format requests live dubbing. The movie is lost in Thailand but a remaining sequence of 1h35mn is still available. Hill tribe Chanee Yotchai is holding a machine gun. Chadaporn Wachirapranee is found kissing Chanee by Sombat so Chanee gets punched and Chadaporn gets scolded. Sor Asanajinda stops them. Hill tribe Krai Kanchit sets side with Chanee. Chadaporn tries to seduce Sor but to no avail. Chanee promises to revenge over Sombat. Aranya is a hill tribe young lady. Chanee and his men embuscade Sombat and Sor but they are pushed back. Chanee becomes the new village leader following a putsch. An army helicopter lands and heavy fighting happens with Chanee's men. Sombat and two friends are kidnapped by a group of village women led by Aranya, who use them as their “toys”. General actor Man Teeraphol is leading the soldiers. As the ladies throw their clothes away, the three men have to wear Tarzan clothes. The ladies end up in bikini also. Fighting happens with ruffians. They try to release the village leader but without success. One of Sombat’s friends loses his girlfriend, being raped and killed by ruffians. Kaenjai Meenakanit is the real leader of the ruffians. She likes Sombat. Sombat has to be very careful as Chanee knows who he is. One of Sombat’s friend disguises himself into a weird Chinese master. Aranya and her girls are captured while trying to meet Sombat. Krai changes side. Final heavy fightings happen. Krai and Chanee shot each other. Chadaporn, who holds a timer bomb, throws herself on Kaenjai as she understands she has been dumped by Chanee and Kaenjai.

ม้ามืด
ม้ามืด

Year: 1970

Thai title: ม้ามืด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Dokdin Kanyaman

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Choomporn Theppitak,Dokdin Kanyaman,Lor Tok
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Orasa Isarangkul,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Juree Osiri,Khomapat Attaya,Chadaporn Wachirapranee

Thai movie ม้ามืด was released in year 1970. The movie lasts 2h35mn. It is former 16mm format film featuring three songs in 35mm format. Robbers (โจร) are chasing a caravan driven by Kaew (Sawin Sawangrat). Kaew lets a lady called Raya (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit) to go down first with two young children. Sawin and Raya's husband die later as the caravan falls in a ravine causing a forest fire. During the fire, one of the children disappears (หลานสาว). Sai (Juree Osiri), the husband's mother, accuses Raya to be responsible of those deaths. Prachuap Ruekyamdee, one of the villagers, finally takes care of Raya and her remaining son. Years have passed. The son Chaichan is now an adult and played by Sombat Methanee. He is back from overseas and is supposed to marry but the fiancee Taem Duang changes her mind. He needs to find a solution to avoid his parents losing face (ขายหน้า) in front of the villagers. He helps Meut, a young girl, agressed by ruffians. As a reward for his help, he asks to marry her temporary. The district officer performing the wedding is played by Lor Tok. Keng (Orasa Isarangkul) is Meut (Petchara Chaowarat)'s friend. After the wedding, Meut flees with Keng. In a village, they meet a crazy man who looks like Kaew. They meet also Dokdin Kanyaman. In fact, Meut and Keng have come here to look for petrol. Meanwhile Taem Duang (Khomapat Attaya) and her mother Rasee (Chadaporn Wachirapranee) are gossiping (นินทา) on Chaichan as they believe he was a fake rich guy from countryside. Meut was in fact adopted by Rasee's old husband. Meut wishes to buy a plot of land belonging to Prachuap as it contains petrol. Once Prachuap knows Meut has married his son through a fake wedding, he refuses to sell the land anymore (เขตป่าไม้). Choomporn Theppitak is used by Rasee to perform dirty jobs. Knowing that Meut failed to buy the land, Rasee wants to use her daughter's charms towards Chaichan. Meut recalls from an old grandma that she was brought by her to a rich family when she was young. Chaichan try to stop ruffians led by Choomporn burning the forest (ไฟไม้ป่า). Kaew helps him but gets beaten on the head. His memory is back. Prachuap revels that Kaew is real father of Chaichan, his former associate. Father and son are back together. Bua, a local villager, is pushed by Choomporn and Rasee as granddaughter in order to get heritage but it fails. Finally Rasee, who ordered kidnapping of Meut, shows her real face and tries to force her older husband to transfer heritage to her. Meut and Chaichan stop her on time. It is revealed that Meut is Raya's lost daughter. Meut and Chaichan can now find happiness.

อยากดัง
อยากดัง

Year: 1970

Thai title: อยากดัง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee
Main actress: Suthisa Putnuch,Metta Roongrat

This movie is about a young man coming from a rich family. He loves singing and falls in love with a young woman coming from a poor family. The rich family tries to break this relationship. The original movie has some beautiful songs but the sound was altered due to aging. Unfortunately Lepso company just cut them instead of trying to put back the same song still available in record format.

วนาสวรรค์
วนาสวรรค์

Year: 1970

Thai title: วนาสวรรค์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Surasit Sattayawong
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Metta Roongrat,Sopha Sataporn,Chadaporn Wachirapranee

วนาสวรรค์ is a Thai movie released in year 1970 and featuring main actors Sombat Methanee and Pissamai Wilaisak. Other actors are Surasit Sattayawong, Metta Roongrat, Sopha Sataporn, Chadaporn Wachirapranee. The movie cannot be found in any format in Thailand. Luckily two reels are still available in Thailand belonging to two collectors groups. The two reels are unfortunately not consecutive. Thanks to a group of former dubbers performing with 16mm movies, an old reel with small parts of lost films was found in year 2013. The first reel left is 23 minutes long. Katoua (Pissamai) is a mountain people (ชาวเขา). Metta Roongrat is acting as jealous lady. As Katoua has no more relatives, Sombat agrees to send Katoua to Bangkok bringing jealousy to Metta and disappointment to Sopha. Both of them love secretly Sombat also. Katoua goes first to Bangkok but Sombat stays behind. While in Bangkok, Pissamai gets hit by a ruffian and loses memory (ความจำเสื่อม). She cannot remember Sombat and has arguments with him. Back to the mountains, she cannot eat local food anymore. The first reel is in very good condition and still colorful. The second left reel is 28 minutes long. Sombat wants to see who is the young man called Somchai (สมชาย ศรีภูมิ) trying to date Sopha. Sombat seems to be an administration officer working in the forest. Katoua (สาวกรุงเทพ) falls from the stairs. It seems that Katoua was never really a mountain people but was sent in the North of Thailand by her father in order to be safe. Somchai and his men try to force in order to enter in the forest. Following a fist fight between Sombat and Somchai, they become friends. Sombat is following a ruffian who succeeds to escape a first time but finally this latter gets strangled by a big snake. The second reel is in poor condition. There is damaged picture with many lines but luckily it is still colorful. No movie summary is unfortunately left.

จุ๊บแจง
จุ๊บแจง

Year: 1970

Thai title: จุ๊บแจง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Somkuan Krajangsat,Adinan Singhiran,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sukon Koewliam,Op Boonthit,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Somjit Sapsamruey,Sarinthip Siriwan,Khomapat Attaya,Chosri Misommon

Thai movie จุ๊บแจง was released in year 1970. Main actor is Sombat Methanee and main actress is Aranya Namwong. The movie is in 16mm format and so in mute state as such format requires dubbing. The film is incomplete as only 1h31mn remains to be seen. No summary is available. The movie features four songs but they are lost. Aranya Namwong is Jub Jaeng. Her parents are played by Somkuan Krajangsat as father and Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit as mother. Her mother seems upset. Sombat meets Jub Jaeng's mother indulging in alcohol. Marasee (มารศรี อิศรางกูรฯ), a rich old lady, orders Adinan Singhiran to kidnap Jub Jaeng. While discussing inside the house, three thugs storm it and kidnap Jub Jaeng. The father and mother get hit by the thugs. Somjit Sapsamruey is Sombat's mother. Prachuap Ruekyamdee releases Jub Jaeng but it is a coup monté. It seems that Jub Jaeng is coming from a rich family. Khomapat Attaya and her mother Sarinthip Siriwan are having arguments with Jub Jaeng. Sukon Koewliam and Chosri Misommon are playing comic roles a domestic helpers. Sombat tries to seduce Jub Jaeng. They finally become lovers. Khomapat and her mother denigrate Jub Jaeng towards Sombat. Khomapat pushes Aranya in the stairs. She ends up at hospital. Wilaiwan and Somkuan finally find Jub Jaeng. They finally get reunited thanks to Sompong Phonmitr. This movie features sequence shot in famous Daimaru former shopping mall. Prachuap has a leg injury and is visited by twin ladies (real singers อารยา ปาริชาติ ฉายาลักษณ์). Finally the parents let Jub Jaeng go with Sombat. Khomapat and her mum are upset about the gifts bought by Sombat to Jub Jaeng. Sombat tries to end the dispute with Khomapat but it ends up badly. While walking on the beach, he gets stabbed by ruffians. Khomapat gets also aggressed by ruffians on the beach. Khomapat tries to hit Jub Jaeng again but she fights back and finally decides to quit this crazy house. Prachuap and Sombat finally understand Khomapat’s bad games. Sombat rushes after Jub Jaeng and they finally reconcile.

รักนิรันดร์
รักนิรันดร์

Year: 1970

Thai title: รักนิรันดร์
English title: Love let's live

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Op Boonthit,Sukon Koewliam,Tawan Siriwat
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat

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Ratom is a young Thai lady living in Hong Kong. Buakam, Ratom's friend, sings songs in a bar frequented by US sailors. Ratom has to replace Buakam as she is leaving to Laos. Ratom is waiting for her father at the Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong. He has disappeared for 10 years. He (เจ้าพ่อ) comes back with a young new wife (แม่ใหม่). His father visits her in Hong Kong and they go to visit seaside. Robbers including a young man called Lak (Sombat Methanee) steal their belongings. Ratom sympathizes with Lak as both of them have a sad life. Lak can sing well and protects her against the other bad ruffians. Her mother kills herself due her treacherous husband so Ratom has to sing again in bars. This movie shows old Hong Kong with Kwun Tung police station, rickshaws, old double decker buses, chinese dresses cheongsam, Aberdeen. Her father is not happy that she stays with Lak so he brings her to Laos. Lak decides to follow her. This movie features numerous songs including molam and foreign songs. The movie mixes romance and action. Lak has to rescue her from a camp located in the jungle. The father and soldiers chase them. There is some inconsistency as from Laos, they can reach rapidly the sea! The father succeeds to catch Lak but the soldiers decide to kill both Lak and the father. Finally they can all escape and love between Ratom and Lak can finally become true.

กายทิพย์
กายทิพย์

Year: 1970

Thai title: กายทิพย์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chana Sriubon,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sukon Koewliam,Sithao Petcharoen,Krai Kanchit,Sawin Sawangrat,Ruj Ronnapop,Sompong Phonmitr,Pan Borapet,Op Boonthit
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Sopha Sataporn,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Sarinthip Siriwan,Khomapat Attaya

Thai movie กายทิพย์ was released in year 1970. The movie lasts 2h30mn but only 1h00 is left to be seen. Jaomanat (Sarinthip Siriwan) is Atibadi’s domestic helper. Jaomanat has two sons Phayoton (Sombat Methanee) and Pontet (Prachuap Ruekyamdee), playing a gay character (กะเทย). Atibadi (Chana Sriubon) has two daughters Romadee (Aranya Namwong) and Deuan Rung (Sopha Sataporn). Atibadi’s wife (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit), called Nimnuan, is dead already but her soul (วิญญาณ) has possessed Jaomanat. Three house spirits (ศาลพระภูมิเจ้าที่) are also involved. Two of them are played by Sukon Koewliam and Sithao Petcharoen. Krai Kanchit, a hairdresser, gets warned by Phayoton not to disturb Jaomanat anymore. Fighting in slum(สลัม) happens between Phayoton and Krai. Krai is defeated. Sawin Sawangrat comes later with more men to beat Phayoton but the three house spirits help him. สุมาลี ทองหล่อ, mother of Khomapat Attaya, wishes to grab Atibadi. Finally Atibadi takes Sumalee as his new wife. During the wedding party, Khomapat comes with Ruj Ronnapop but Khomapat has more interest in Phayoton. Sompong Phonmitr is playing a หมอทำเสน่ห์. Sumalee and Sawin visit the magician at the same time but they get teased again by the spirits. Krai comes at that time and meets Sumalee. They become lovers. Sumalee and Atibadi spend their honeymoon in Pattaya. Deuan Rung likes Phayoton but this one manages to have his brother Pontet taking care of her so that he can be with Romadee. Meanwhile Krai has seduced also Khomapat so causing Sumalee's ire. She sends Pan Borapet and Sawin to teach (สังสอน) Krai but they kill him. Upset, she also kills Pan Borapet and Sawin. Sumalee is feeling sad (น้อยใจ). Op Boonthit identifies that Nimnuan’s sould (วิญญาณ) is inside Jaomanat. A proper ceremony needs to be done. Sumalee wishes to interrupt it. Monks need to be brought. While the soul is about to exit, Sumalee prevents the holy water to be poured. She is struck by a lighting and dies. Ruj is ravaged. Finally Jaomanat can fully recover.

ไทยใหญ่
ไทยใหญ่

Year: 1970

Thai title: ไทยใหญ่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Dokdin Kanyaman

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Man Teeraphol,Dokdin Kanyaman,Choomporn Theppitak,Sawin Sawangrat,Adul Dulyarat
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.

อีสาวบ้านไร่
อีสาวบ้านไร่

Year: 1970

Thai title: อีสาวบ้านไร่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chat Mongkolchai,Anucha Ratanaman,Choomporn Theppitak,Adinan Singhiran,Chanee Yotchai,Sithao Petcharoen,Kokheng,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Prim Praphaporn,Khomapat Attaya,Marasri Isarangkul

Thai movie อีสาวบ้านไร่ was released in year 1970. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 15 minutes remains to be seen. It is a 16mm format movie so no sound is available as it requires live dubbing. A remake was released in year 1983 featuring Sorapong Chatree and Piyamas Monayakol. This movie is also lost except a trailer. Other actors and actresses include Chat Mongkolchai, Anucha Ratanaman, Prim Praphaporn, Choomporn Theppitak, Khomapat Attaya, Adinan Singhiran, โดม สิงห์โมฬี, Chanee Yotchai, Marasri Isarangkul, สาวิตรี สุวรรณจิต, เทิด, Sithao Petcharoen, Kokheng, เสนอ โกมารชุน, Sukon Koewliam. The summary is as below. Aranya is Sarinee. Her nickname is Isao (อีสาว). Sombat is Jainum. Sarinee is the land owner's daughter. Her father gets killed by the neighbour Virawilai (วรวิไล) as he refuses to sell his land. She replaces her father but her staff continues to get annoyed by the ruffians. Jainum gets hired and becomes part of the staff of Sarinee. He gives a tough lesson to the ruffians and is now responsible of the cows in the ranch. Jainum investigates on Sarinee’s father death. He finds that those responsible of the murder want to build a runway for planes to bring weapons illegally inside Thailand. Love emerges between Jainum and Sarinee. Owner of ranch Virawilai tries to kidnap Sarinee to force her to transfer her land. While trying to help, Jainum is also captured but hopefully Thai police is coming behind. Ruffians flee in the mountain but Jainum follows them up in order to release Sarinee. The remaining left sequence is certainly happening in the middle of the film. Various scenes can be seen. Choomporn Theppitak is talking on a bed to a lady. Choomporn is a singer in a high end club. Sithao Petcharoen, Sukon Koewliam and two other men try to enter at nighttime in a women's dormitory. They are discovered, beaten and chased away by Prim Praphaporn. Aranya Namwong is meeting Adinan Singhiran in the countryside. He is giving her a letter. She is missing Sombat Methanee. Sombat is with Sukon Koewliam. Two ruffians including Chanee Yotchai kills a man (probably Sarinee's father) in cold blood. A four minutes trailer is also available. Additional scenes can be seen such as Chanee Yotchai trying to recover Sombat Methanee with rocks thanks to a bulldozer, various fightings involving Sombat Methanee or Aranya Namwong, Anucha Ratanaman kidnapping Aranya Namwong, Sombat Methanee fighting with Anucha Ratanaman in order to release Aranya...

สิงห์สาวเสือ
สิงห์สาวเสือ

Year: 1970

Thai title: สิงห์สาวเสือ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Sithao Petcharoen,Sukon Koewliam,Chana Sriubon
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat

Sing Sao Seua or สิงห์สาวเสือ is a Thai movie released in year 1970. There are seven songs in the movie. Only 4 minutes is left. The extract in 35mm format includes the love song between Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong. It also just features the sequence where Sombat Methanee is shot by a ruffian. A short summary of the movie is still available. Chatchai (Sombat Methanee) is a police student in his final year. When learning that his father has been killed, Chatchai quits the police and goes back to his home district, Wang Phan, to investigate on his father’s death. Patama (Aranya Namwong) is the owner of Wang Phan market. Aranya is using Seuahan to do the internal police in the market as many thugs are around. Sombat and Seuahan become friends. The ruffian leader responsible of his father’s death is Sia Bu (เสี่ยบู๊). Sia Bu wants to have Patama as his wife. As she refuses, the ruffians kill the forest guard. Chatchai takes over his duty. Sia Bu asks Chatchai to stop messing around but he refuses. While Chatchai and Patama are singing their love in the garden, one Sia Bu's ruffian shots Chatchai and kidnaps Patama. Hopefully Seuahan rescues Patama. While Chatchai is recovering at the hospital, things get worse with the market being burnt and Patama kidnapped by Sia Bu. Time for Chatchai to revenge his father and rescue his lovely Patama!

รักเธอเสมอ
รักเธอเสมอ

Year: 1970

Thai title: รักเธอเสมอ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Charin Nantanakorn

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Taksin Jampol,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Adul Dulyarat,Lor Tok,Charin Nantanakorn
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Wassana Chalakorn

รักเธอเสมอ is a Thai movie released 1970. The movie is lost in Thailand except the last reel of the film, which lasts 35 minutes. The last reel is in 16mm format so it is mute as 16mm movies require to have live dubbing. When songs happen, the format is then changed to 35mm as this format allows image and sound together. It looks like a Western type movie and featuring 9 songs. Song รักเธอเสมอ remains famous and was sung many time by various singers. The movie features เพลงลูกกรุง. Sombat (Sombat Methanee) is visiting a police station to inform them about his friends kidnapping. Adul Dulyarat is police leader. Taksin (Taksin Jampol) and Wassana (Wassana Chalakorn) have kidnapped Petchara (Petchara Chaowarat) and Prachuap (Prachuap Ruekyamdee). Police is surrounding the ruffians. Police cannot attack as they have hostages. Shootings start and Sombat helps to release them. Taksin and Wassana try to flee. Adul is injured. Wassana is shot by Taksin as she tries to flee on her own. Petchara gives comfort to Adul as he is injured but her heart is split between Sombat and Adul. Taksin comes back for revenge. Following an ultimate fight with Sombat, he falls and dies in a hot spring water. Charin Nantanakorn produced and directed the movie. During a final engagement, Petchara shall choose between Adul or Sombat.

จอมบึง
จอมบึง

Year: 1970

Thai title: จอมบึง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Ruj Ronnapop,Tat Ekathat,Songthong
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat,Prim Praphaporn

Thai movie จอมบึง was released in year 1970. Main actors are Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong. The movie was lost in Thailand but finally a partial reel was found in year 2013 thanks to a teacher and collector of old items in Songkhla area. One reel lasting 28 minutes is still available but only a 7mn50s sequence can be seen online. It is in 35mm format as actors voice can still be heard despite image and sound being in poor quality. The reel was found in year 2013. Aranya hits Sombat with her car. Finally she accepts to take him in her car as he claims to be hurt. Prachuap Ruekyamdee is doing a massage to Metta Roongrat. Suddenly the car driven by Sombat arrives swiftly in their house property. Ruj Ronnapop seems to enjoy alcohol. Seeing Sombat and Aranya together causes a big ire to Metta. She tries to get back Sombat but to no avail. The director is Sor Asanajinda. The movie features 16 songs according to the film poster.

ชาติทองแดง
ชาติทองแดง

Year: 1970

Thai title: ชาติทองแดง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Adul Dulyarat,Chanee Yotchai,Choomporn Theppitak,Anucha Ratanaman,Sukon Koewliam,Joomjim Khemlek,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Suthisa Putnuch,Khomapat Attaya,Kantima Daraphan

Thai movie ชาติทองแดง was released in year 1970. Main actor is Sombat Methanee and main actress is Suthisa Putnuch. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 2mn14s trailer remains to be seen. The movie director is Phan Kam. The movie is a Thai Western. During the short trailer various sequences can be seen such as Chanee Yotchai hitting a man, a gun duel between Adul Dulyarat and Phan Kam, a fighting scene with Sombat against four men, Anucha Ratanaman flirting with a young lady, Vet actress sexy 1 and 2, a typical waterfall Thai movie scene with a naked lady swimming, a knife duel between Sombat Methanee and Chanee Yotchai, a scene with main actress Suthisa Putnuch. Other actors and actresses are Choomporn Theppitak, Khomapat Attaya, Sukon Koewliam, Joomjim Khemlek, Sawin Sawangrat, Kantima Daraphan.

หวานใจ
หวานใจ

Year: 1970

Thai title: หวานใจ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Manop Aussawathep,Charin Nantanakorn,Dokdin Kanyaman,Pramin Jarujareet
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Sopha Sataporn,Metta Roongrat,Sulaleewan Suwanthat,Namgneun Boonnak

Thai movie หวานใจ was released in year 1970. Sombat Methanee and Manop Aussawathep are playing the main actors. Petchara Chaowarat and Sopha Sataporn are playing the main actresses. Manop Aussawathep is playing one of his first roles. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 2mn30s trailer remains to be seen. Other actors are Charin Nantanakorn, Dokdin Kanyaman, Metta Roongrat, Pramin Jarujareet, Sulaleewan Suwanthat, Namgneun Boonnak, เทิด. Movie director is Sor Asanajinda. A movie summary extracted from Thai stars magazines is still available to be read. Five songs are featured in the movie. Three ladies (Sopha, Petchara, Metta) seem to love Sombat. As usual with 1960s and early 1970s movies, there is a mix of multiple tastes (หนังครบรส) in Thai movies, i.e. romance, action, comedy. Manop gets beaten by ruffians.

ลำพู
ลำพู

Year: 1970

Thai title: ลำพู
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Cherd Songsri

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Choomporn Theppitak,Sawin Sawangrat,Lor Tok,Daonoi Duangjai,Songthong
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Prim Praphaporn

ลำพู is a Thai movie released in year 1970. 1h23mn is left so only three reels. Normally movies in decade 1960s~1970s often last two hours minimum. The picture is still colorful. The reels left are in 16mm format so the movie is mute as such format requires dubbing. Famous director Cherd Songsri is behind the camera. The below summary is based on understanding as there is no sound available. Choomporn (Choomporn Theppitak) and two young ladies, including Prim, have arguments in the market with local sellers. Few comics make fun of them. Sawin (Sawin Sawangrat), influential local man, is linked to Choomporn. Choomporn sees the comics during a fair and chases one of them. Petchara (Petchara Chaowarat) is dancing and wearing a beautiful traditional costume during this fair. Prim (Prim Praphaporn) is jealous of Petchara as Sombat (Sombat Methanee) is in relationship with Petchara. A few Isan songs are featured as singer is using a Kaen (แคน). The movie quits the countryside to the seaside where Sombat and Petchara have fun singing, playing unreal music instruments and playing in the water. Prim have arguments with Petchara while she is keeping her suitcase following her trip to seaside. Prim and Petchara are sisters? While Petchara is sick following overwork, her friends take care of her. Sombat is back from abroad. Prim wishes to become the official fiancee and to replace Petchara in Sombat’s heart. She organizes Sombat’s kidnapping but it fails. She finally drugs him. Meanwhile Petchara is kidnapped by Choomporn and Sawin. A huge storm is coming. Awaken, Sombat pushes back Prim and rushes to look for Petchara. People like Sawin struggles to bring their wealth with them but finally dies in house explosion following their greedy attitude. This movie is certainly one of the first Thai catastrophe movies. The movie includes real footage of a storm, i.e. Talumphuk storm in Nakhon Sri Thammarat on 27 october 1962. The severe storm called Talumphuk (ตะลุมพุก) devastated Pak Phanang coast and Talumphuk cape. It killed 769 inhabitants. Petchara falls from a passerelle during the storm. Sombat falls also during the storm. After the storm, many corpses can be seen. Sombat is looking for Petchara anxiously. She cannot be found. Petchara's friend blames Sombat. She is finally rescued by the hospital but her face is disfigured to the big delight of Prim. Petchara thinks about suicide but her mother prevents her. Sombat is still looking for Petchara despite her parents saying she has disappeared. Recognizing her clothes on a clothesline, he knows she is hiding in her parents’ home. She refuses Sombat's love as she is now ugly. Sombat promises to take care and to pay for hospital bills regarding facial surgery. Prim hires Choomporn, promising sweet rewards, to pour acid on Petchara’s face while she is recovering at hospital. He does so but does it on the wrong person! At a big party, Sombat is accompanied by Petchara back to her full beauty causing Prim’s wrath. The movie stops here.

เกาะสวาทหาดสวรรค์
เกาะสวาทหาดสวรรค์

Year: 1969

Thai title: เกาะสวาทหาดสวรรค์
English title: Paradise Island

Rating: 3/5
Director: Prince Anusornmongkolgan

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Chosri Misommon,Manat Boonkiet

Khun Pradeun, a playboy, loves to party. He doesn't work. His father has arguments over coconuts gardens in Ko Samui with another businessman. They bet who could work more successfully, i.e. the son, Khun Pradeun, or the daughter, Khun Tum. Tum is a modern Thai lady wishing to work and with no husband. Her mother wants to find one husband for her but she prefers to go to island Sawat to help her father. If Pradeun wins, Tum must marry him. If he loses, he shall give up his business to her. Similar to many movies at the end of 1960s decade, this movie is rythmed with songs. Pradeun and Tum meet each other on the boat to island Sawat. Pradeun doesn't know the real identity of Tum as he expects somebody called Tum (ตุ่ม - pimple) to be fat, stupid. But he only shows his arrogance and suffisance. Tum and his friends try everything to have Pradeun to go back to Bangkok but to no avail. In the midst of controversy, he falls in love with her. Meanwhile, she begins to be confused because she might be in love with him as well. Pradeun tries dumping tactic to prevent sales but his three thousands coconuts have disappeared. He then needs to sort the coconuts that are mixed on purpose with those of Tum. They decide to use ruffians (นักเลง) to intimidate each other. Despite a few KO, Pradeun is the last one to stand up. Finally he knows the true regarding Tum and slaps her face for her treacherous behavior (in many Thai movies or Thai TV series, violence over women is surprisingly a way for men to show their love). Love is stronger between both of them. He saves her life during a fire in the local school and they finally marry. It is a 2h30 long lovely emotions movie. In 1960s decade, 2 hours length was frequent for many movies. This movie was then successfully updated in 2000s decade as a Thai TV serie.

พยัคฆ์เหนือ เสืออิสาน ยมบาลใต้
พยัคฆ์เหนือ เสืออิสาน ยมบาลใต้

Year: 1969

Thai title: พยัคฆ์เหนือ เสืออิสาน ยมบาลใต้
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Kecha Plianvithee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Surasit Sattayawong,Joomjim Khemlek,Sawin Sawangrat,Ruj Ronnapop
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Pawana Chanajit,Kaenjai Meenakanit,Yaowaret Nisakorn

Ruffians capture a man fleeing with a suitcase. Two important letters inside have disappeared from the suitcase when he hit a group of three people while running away. Those people are a father (Surasit Sattayawong), his daughter Fimeuang (Pawana Chanajit) and their friend (Joomjim Khemlek). Those letters are related to their plan to bring troubles from overseas into South of Thailand (คนขายชาติ). Sak (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) and inspector (สารวัตร) Cheut (Sombat Methanee) meet the 3 characters in Nakhon Sawan and sympathize. Ruffians try everything to get back those letters but Sak and Cheut support them. Cheut communicates with his Police Headquarters through young lady Nop (Yaowaret Nisakorn also called Petchara 2). Ramet (Kecha Plianvithee), undercover ruffians leader, tries to seduce Dao (Aranya Namwong) but she doesn't like him. Ramet is a good friend of Krit (Ruj Ronnapop), Dao's brother, as he can always borrow money to him for gambling (พนัน). Cheut also appreciates Dao. Fimeuang and her father take refuge in Chiang Mai. Finally Fimeuang understands that Cheut is a right and trusty man, so she gives him the envelopes. Fimeuang loves secretly Cheut and goes back to Surin. Cheut’s heart is divided between Dao, Fimeuang and Nop. Cheut is captured by the ruffians. Finally Sak helps him on time. Ramet is captured but finally later on free again so it looks like a part of the movie is missing. Willing to get back the letters, the ruffians capture Fimeuang and her friend Kamoon. The father shall give back the letters back to Ramet to save his daughter’s life. Policeman Cheut, Sak and Nop help to penetrate the ruffians’ camp. Dao and Chris also realize who is Ramet while visiting the camp and find that Fimeuang is held captured there. During final shootings, Fimeuang is unfortunately shot. Ruffians are defeated. Movie พยัคฆ์เหนือ เสืออิสาน ยมบาลใต้ is a mix of action and comedy. This small movie really features a great bunch of Thai actors and Thai actresses from decade 1960s.

กินรี
กินรี

Year: 1969

Thai title: กินรี
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chana Sriubon
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.

ลูกสาวพระอาทิตย์
ลูกสาวพระอาทิตย์

Year: 1969

Thai title: ลูกสาวพระอาทิตย์
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Krai Kanchit
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.

ไทยน้อย
ไทยน้อย

Year: 1969

Thai title: ไทยน้อย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Dokdin Kanyaman

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Dokdin Kanyaman,Sawin Sawangrat,Chana Sriubon
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.

พญาโศก
พญาโศก

Year: 1969

Thai title: พญาโศก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Cherd Songsri

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Choomporn Theppitak,Sukon Koewliam,Joomjim Khemlek
Main actress: Suthisa Putnuch,Pawana Chanajit,Kaenjai Meenakanit

During World War 2, a man betrays his country (ขายชาติ) and even kills his wife Narinee as she refuses to keep silent. The father then disappears. His own daughter flees and is rescued by a young man called Boripat, who put her in a well off family. She is renamed Lamphap. A few years have passed. Lamphap (Suthisa Putnuch) is a beautiful grown up lady. Boripat plans to become deputy (ผู้แทน) in Phatalung province. Boripat and Lamphap love each other. Cheutchalao (Kaenjai Meenakanit), a jealous lady who wishes to marry Boripat, shows to Boripat’s mother a picture of Lamphap’s mother. Is it good that Boripat as a future deputy marry a country traitor? Following a night with Boripat, Lamphap flees away as she is ashamed of her background. Boripat looks for her. When he is aware of her parents’ background, he breaks up with her and finally marries Cheutchalao. Lamphap is followed by her father's bad reputation. Boripat has become a member of parliament. Cheutchalao introduces Khun Yousapong (Prachuap Ruekyamdee), who is a salesman, to Boripat. Boripat needs to pay back the funding he receives from him through some sales advantages with government projects. Boripat rejects and resigns as he refuses to betray his own principles. Cheutchalao is very upset as Yousapong is in fact her hidden lover. She even refuses to keep the child she is currently having with Boripat! Cheutchalao has an argument with Boripat’s mother causing her to fall from the stairs and dies. Boripat then indulged in alcohol and, being sick, decides to die in the place he met Lamphap the first time. He dies in her arms. Kenang is the child born of their brief union. Many years have passed. A young lady called Pen (Pawana Chanajit) stops by the village due to a flat tyre and is helped by Kenang (คนป้า). Pen is daughter of the salesman Yousapong. Salesman is still with stepmother (แม่เลี้ยง) Cheutchalao. Yousapong has always been concerned about money only (ไม่รู้ค่าความรัก). Pen dances on a show and displays her great dancing performing skills (รำไทย) to pay back his father as studies compensation. She gets a reward and wishes to offer it to Lamphap but Cheutchalao prevents her to do it as Lamphap is daughter of a country traitor (เป็นกรรม). Chatkalin, Lamphap’s second son (Choomporn Theppitak) doesn't want anybody to mention he is Lamhap's son anymore as he wished to marry Pen. He is in fact Boripat and Cheutchalao's son. Cheutchalao left the child in an orphanage and Lamphap, having pity, raised him. Well off people (ผู้ดี), having status, are seeing down poor people. As a revenge Kenang kidnaps Pen and brings her to a remote place near seaside. Chatkalin burns Lamphap's house as retaliation. Kenang, having finally freed Pen, arrives on time to save his mother. Following a fight with Chatkalin, a passer-by is shot. They all accuse Kenang. Lamphap chases everybody. A policeman offers her an opportunity to clean her name but she has to give information regarding the secret place where her traitor father and his team are hiding. After reaching the place in the mountain, Lamphap’s father wished to test her if she is not a spy. She shall kill her own son, Kenang, as he has been accused by Cheutchalao, Chatkalin and Yousapong of having killed the father’s own son, i.e. the passer-by. Only Pen defends Kenang. Lamphap has to do a sacrifice (เสียสละ), i.e. Kenang’s life against the four other lives (Cheutchalao, Chatkalin, Yousapong, Pen). Finally one of the ruffians revolts for the sake of his country preventing Lamphap to make an impossible choice. Bad characters are punished. Some episodes were cut in this Lepso VCD release, i.e. one episode where Sombat Methanee is singing and another climax episode when the ruffian forces the mother (Suthisa Putnuch) to shoot her own son (Sombat Methanee) but finally changes his mind. Sombat Methanee plays both the father Boripat and the son Kenang. This 1960s movie shows that faithfulness to country is more important that faithfulness to own family. It is typical of many 1960-1970s movies, which featured nationalist elements against the red communist threat. พญาโศก is a less known good movie from famous director Cherd Songsri. It also includes many references to the Thai royalty.

เจ้าหญิง
เจ้าหญิง

Year: 1969

Thai title: เจ้าหญิง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam,Tae Prakardwutthisan

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sahat Piempongsan,Adul Dulyarat,Choomporn Theppitak,Sukon Koewliam,Joomjim Khemlek,Ruj Ronnapop,Kokheng
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat,Kaenjai Meenakanit

Thai movie เจ้าหญิง was released in year 1969. The whole film is still complete, around 2h30mn, but it was never released in any video format such as VHS, VCD or DVD. The movie is stored at the Thai Film Archives and can be seen there. It is a 16mm movie so no sound is available as such movies were dubbed. This movie is a Thai western and a lot of action, i.e. shootings and boxing fightings, is happening. A short summary is also still available. Busaba is played by actress Aranya Namwong. Busaba's father, played by Adul Dulyarat, has arguments with Luang Soradet (Sahat Piempongsan). Her father dies so Busaba has to be responsible of the paternal ranch. Luang Soradet wishes to extend his own ranch but Busaba refuses to sell. Heun (Sombat Methanee) gets a job in Busaba's ranch but gets trouble with Luang Soradet's ruffians. Kaenjai Meenakanit is on Luang Soradet's side and tries to convince Heun to stay aside. Heun, bathing in waterfalls, helps Kaenchai, whose ankle is twisted. She asks for a massage as a way to entice Heun, who finally throws her in the pond! Heun does protect Busaba as she gets issues with ruffians (house burnt, kidnapping). Heun and his friends push back ruffians attacking a village. Kaenchai shots one ruffian leaders but gets shot also. Heun releases Busaba, who has been captured by ruffians. All friends are arrested by the police. As usual, it is disclosed at the end of the movie that Heun is in fact undercover policeman officer when all ruffians has been neutralized. Busaba is upset but finally forgives Heun. The movie producer was famous director Tae Prakardwutthisan. The movie was given by Tae Prakardwutthisan to Thai Film Archives but it was never released commercially. The movie features 4 songs recorded in 35mm format. Comics are strongly present with veteran actors Sompong Phonmitr, Kokheng, Sukon Koewliam and Joomjim Khemlek.

ขุนตาล
ขุนตาล

Year: 1969

Thai title: ขุนตาล
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Chana Sriubon,Luechai Natnat,Joomjim Khemlek,Sawin Sawangrat,Somkuan Krajangsat
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Prim Praphaporn,Chatchadaporn Laksanawed,Sasithorn Phetrung

Thai movie ขุนตาล was released in year 1969. Main actor is Sombat Methanee and main actress is Aranya Namwong. The movie is lost in Thailand but three reels remain to be seen. The whole movie is reduced to a sequence of 47 minutes so making it difficult to understand in details. Sor Asanajinda is actor and movie director. No movie summary is left to be read. The movie is in 16mm format so without sound as such format requires live dubbing. Two friends always like to fight to settle their disagreement (เพื่อนรัก). They are living in a bandit village (ชุมเสือ). One of them, called Sing (สิงห์), is having a child with Prim Praphaporn. Their son is played by Sombat Methanee. Years have passed, he is now an adult. Following some fighting, Sombat becomes the new leader and gets a crown shaped like a tiger head (มงกุฎหัวเสือ). Sombat summons a spirit doctor (หมอผี) to cure Sasitorn Phetrung (ศศิธร เพชรรุ่ง), who is blind. Some ingredients are missing. In the city, a sequence shows Chana Sriubon, Chatchadaporn Laksanawed (ชัชฎาพร), Sawin Sawangrat and Sor Asanajinda talking together. Sombat and the spirit doctor enter in Pa Sor’s house to get some of the missing ingredients. Sombat meets Chadaporn and then Aranya. Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit is the mother of the two daughters, i.e. Chadaporn and Aranya. Sombat is injured by the bandit he defeated before to become the village leader. Chana Sriubon neutralises the bandit so that Sombat can run away. Luechai Natnat is then also injured in Pa Sor's house and flees. He is chased by ruffians but gets help from Sombat. Sombat comes back again to the house to have discussion with Pa Sor and ends up kidnapping Aranya and Sasitorn. Sawin and his ruffians chase them. Chana Sriubon tries to prevent them but gets neutralised. Sombat seems very unhappy over Aranya. Aranya saves Sombat's life while he is attacked again by the rogue bandit. Sawin captures Pa Sor and Chana Sriubon. Aranya asks Sombat to help Pa Sor captured by Sawin. Wilaiwan releases Chana. Luechai gets rid of Sawin. Final duel happens between Sombat and Pa Sor until they realise they are relatives (father / son?).

ต้อยติ่ง
ต้อยติ่ง

Year: 1969

Thai title: ต้อยติ่ง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sor Asanajinda,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Malee Wetpraseri

ต้อยติ่ง is a Thai movie released in year 1969. The movie is directed by veteran Sor Asanajinda, who is also playing in his own movie! The movie is lost and only a 4 minutes trailer (หนังตัวอย่าง) remains to be seen. Three songs are featured including one song by Pissamai Wilaisak. It is a drama movie (หนังชีวิต) but it is still including action, romance and humor as usual in 1960s Thai movies. Main actors are Sombat Methanee and Pissamai Wilaisak. Prachuap Ruekyamdee is playing a corruptor. It is the story of young orphan girl called Toi Ting (ต้อยติ่ง). Toi Ting’s mother is played by Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit. Toi Ting is coming from slum and it looks like she will have a love story with rich bachelor Sombat Methanee. Other actors also include Sithao Petcharoen and Malee Wetpraseri as the grandmother.

ปราสาทรัก
ปราสาทรัก

Year: 1968

Thai title: ปราสาทรัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Adul Dulyarat,Anucha Ratanaman,Choomporn Theppitak,Sithao Petcharoen,Daonoi Duangjai,Op Boonthit
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Somjit Sapsamruey,Yaowaret Nisakorn,Kwanta Buapliensri,Mom Chan Phuangwan

Thai movie ปราสาทรัก was released in year 1968. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Pissamai Wilaisak as main actress. The full movie lasts 2h08mn. Phairoj (Sombat Methanee) meets Uma Rangsee (Pissamai Wilaisak) in the train to Chiang Mai. Phairoj invites Uma to be a tutor for a disabled teen in his house called Prasat Meut. Uma finds a crazy woman (Somjit Sapsamruey) in a house near Prasat Meut. Food is given to her every day. Uma is not welcomed in the house by existing family members as Phairoj was supposed to marry with Kanya. After meeting Uma, he changes his mind. While Phairoj is away, Uma is aggressed but he comes back just on time to save her. Somjit, trying to carry Uma away, falls from a cliff and dies. Feeling threatened, Uma quits Prasat Meut and goes to province Narathiwat. Phairoj goes there to bring her back to Prasat Meut. The truth is finally revealed during the movie final. Many years ago Somjit was imprisoned by her father in Prasat Meut to stop a relationship with a noble man. She got crazy. Uma is in reality Mom Chao jing Uma Rangsee, Somjit’s daughter. Yaowaret, Prasat Meut main superintendent, is the mother of Kanya and hired earlier a thug to hurt Uma. This movie features a big number of stars including Adul Dulyarat, Anucha Ratanaman, Op Boonthit (อบ บุญติด) ,Choomporn Theppitak...

สาวบ้านแต้
สาวบ้านแต้

Year: 1968

Thai title: สาวบ้านแต้
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sukon Koewliam,Daonoi Duangjai,
Main actress: Suthisa Putnuch,Metta Roongrat,Malee Wetpraseri,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Yaowaret Nisakorn,Preeya Roongrueng,Manat Boonkiet

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Thai movie สาวบ้านแต้ was released in year 1968 and lasts 2h23mn. It is available under VCD format by famous company XxX owned by Toh Pantamit. It is a romantic sad movie (หนังรักโศก). The image picture is still very colorful. Nawin (Sombat Methanee) and Khon (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) visit a village administrated by village leader Sukon Koewliam. Pong (Daonoi Duangjai) is their friend. Nawin, learning how to ride a bicycle, makes young lady Khangpu (Suthisa Putnuch) falling. ChangDee (Metta Roongrat) is her elder sister. Khangpu's mother was seduced by a Bangkok man many years ago and thrown away when she was pregnant. Due to shame, she got suicide. Khangpu doesn't know who her father is. So grandmother Malee Wetpraseri tries to prevent Nawin and Prachuap to meet the young ladies ChangDee and Khangpu. Better beware of Bangkok people (คนกรุงเทพ). They continue to follow the ladies up to an outdoor cascade or local market. Ruffian Ma tries to seduce and abuse Khangpu. Hopefully Nawin and his friends beat them away. Khangpu still cannot trust them per her grandmother's advice. Ma and ruffians are back. Nawin is injured at the head so he gets pity from the young ladies. Both Khangpu and Changdee love Nawin as Pong sent Nawin's love letter to the wrong person, i.e. Changdee. Nawin and Khangpu finally become lovers. Nawin has to go back urgently back to Bangkok per his mother's request. She found a fiancee called Orapin (Yaowaret Nisakorn) for him! Her sister Chana is played by Preeya Roongrueng. The mother rejects the request of Nawin to break the engagement. Khangpu believes Nawin has another wife in Bangkok. Khangpu is pregnant 3 months already. Months pass and Nawin is not back. Khangpu delivers a small boy. Wedding ceremony with Orapin is happening and many guests are joining the party. 3 years have passed and Khangpu is crying every day. The grandmother suggests they go to Bangkok to find Nawin. They find him and Nawin explains he was forced by his mother to marry Orapin. The mother (Manat Boonkiet) invites Khangpu (เมียบ้านนอก) to stay in her home but it is a trick. The mother, Orapin and Chana try everything to have Nawin breaks up with Khangpu. They succeed. Finally Orapin was having an affair with another man. It turns badly and she is strangled. Nawin is accused of murder but his friends can demonstrate that he is not guilty. Nawin and Khangpu can have happiness together.

สันกำแพง
สันกำแพง

Year: 1968

Thai title: สันกำแพง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chana Sriubon,Choomporn Theppitak,Sawin Sawangrat,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Suthisa Putnuch,Prim Praphaporn

Thai movie สันกำแพง was released in year 1968. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 90 minutes sequence remains to be seen. The movie is 16mm format so in mute state as such format needs dubbing. Main actor is Sombat Methanee and there are two main actresses, i.e. Aranya Namwong and Suthisa Putnuch. Prim Praphaporn is flirting with a man. Kan (กานต์) (Sombat Methanee) and Sai Mai (สายไหม) (Aranya Namwong) are discussing together during a party. The next day, they are going to Buddhist temple (ทำบุญ) together and maybe to have a common promise. Romance is happening between them. Kan is leaving Chiang Mai by train. Primpaporn is in the same train. They have a flirt. Back to Chiang Mai, Kan is punched by the man flirting with Primpaporn. Finally Kan is reunited with Aranya through a classic scene under the rain. They take refuge in a hut due to the strong storm. They have a daughter called Sai Nam Pheung (สายน้ำผึ้ง) (Suthisa Putnuch). Prim announces to Aranya that Kan is hers. Aranya is unhappy about this news and tells it clearly to Kan. Kan blames Prim. Prim delivers a son and tries to get suicide as she cannot get Kan's love. Twenty years later, their children meet in Chiang Mai. Will they be able to have a love story after their parents' failure twenty years ago? Sombat Methanee is also playing the role of Suriyon (สุริยน) (child) and has a love story with Sai Nam Pheung. Suriyon meets Sai Nam Pheung and a romance starts during Songkran festival. Suriyon is captured by ruffians led by Choomporn Theppitak and Sawin Sawangrat. Then two Sombat Methanee can be seen on the screen, i.e. Kan and Suriyon. A fight with ruffians leader is happening in order to release Suriyon lynching on a tree by the feet. The movie features seven songs. A remake was done in year 1981 with Sorapong Chatree.

วังสีทอง
วังสีทอง

Year: 1968

Thai title: วังสีทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sulaleewan Suwanthat

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Somkuan Krajangsat,Adinan Singhiran,Choomporn Theppitak,Krai Kanchit,Jamroon Nuatjim
Main actress: Sopha Sataporn,Sulaleewan Suwanthat,Chosri Misommon,Metta Roongrat,Kaenjai Meenakanit,Phong Lada Pimolpan

วังสีทอง is a Thai movie released in year 1968. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Sopha Sataporn as main actress. Other actors are Somkuan Krajangsat, Metta Roongrat, Choomporn Theppitak, Krai Kanchit, Kaenjai Meenakanit, Sulaleewan Suwanthat, Adinan Singhiran, Chosri Misommon. The movie is lost in Thailand but a trailer of five minutes is still available. Without a summary and the 16mm movie being in mute state, it is difficult to understand the story. Various short sequences are show Krai abusing of Metta, a man disguised in black outfit, Sombat punching Adinan trying to abuse Sopha. This movie ambiance reminds of other movies such as ปราสาททราย or ฟ้าคะนอง. The movie producer is ป้าทอง also called as Sulaleewan Suwanthat. Other less known actors include สุพรรณ บูรณะพิมพ์-จำรูญ หนวดจิ๋ม-ทนงศักดิ์ ภักดีเทวา.

สายพิณ
สายพิณ

Year: 1968

Thai title: สายพิณ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Ruj Ronnapop,Preuhat Boonlong
Main actress: Naowarat Watchara

“Sai Pin” (สายพิณ) is a Thai movie released in year 1968. Main actors are Sombat Methanee and Naowarat Watchara. Actress Naowarat was just famous after playing her first role in movie “Chula tree koon” (จุฬาตรีคูณ) with Mitr Chaibancha in year 1967. She even got a Thai cinema golden award (รางวัลตุ๊กตาทอง). สายพิณ is her second movie. The next next famous movie featuring Sombat and Naowarat was “Lom Krot” (ลมกรด). “Sai Pin” (สายพิณ) full movie was supposed to be lost. Finally in year 2013, a final 16mm copy was found belonging to a former outdoor cinema projectionist. The full movie is then still available in Thailand and lasts more than two hours ten minutes. It was never released in any video format. A 20mn extract can be found online. The picture is still very colorful. The movie features also two songs. Sombat rents a house (มาเช่าบ้าน). Ruj Ronnapop is the second tenant. He claims to be rich but has no money. Ruj also claims to be the son of a famous company owner (Preuhat Boonlong). Sombat is the real son but he believes his father has maybe another son with a second wife. The two sisters (Naowarat and สุชาวดี มุกดาประกร, new actress starring for the first time in this movie) are renting part of their house. The company warehouse was burnt. Who did it? Sombat is investigating. The sister gets raped by the ruffian head. As usual, the police arrives when everything is settled down. In the older movies, it was almost impossible to find a movie where bad guys would win. The movie ends up by a double wedding (Sombat / Naowarat and Ruj / สุชาวดี มุกดาประก). Ruj is finally also adopted by Sombat’s father as he is finally a good guy also.

พิศวาสไม่วาย
พิศวาสไม่วาย

Year: 1968

Thai title: พิศวาสไม่วาย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Phirapon Piyawan,Lor Tok
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Metta Roongrat

The movie พิศวาสไม่วาย was released in year 1968. It features Pawana Chanajit as main actress and Sombat Methanee as main actor. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 3 minutes trailer is left to be seen. Other actors are Mom Chan Phuangwan, Metta Roongrat, เมืองเริง, ไสล, ทานฑัต, ดุษฏี เถาเสถียร, พูลสวัสดิ์, ทองฮะ, ทองถม, Lor Tok, Phirapon Piyawan, ชื้นแฉะ, ลุงโกร่ง. The sequences shown in the trailer are related to the usage of a shaman (หมอผี), Pawana and Sombat having a kid, Sombat being aggressed, Pawana being a spirit, Metta slapping Pawana, Pawana protecting her son while still being a spirit. As the movie is in 16mm format and in mute state as such movies need to be dubbed, it is not easy to understand the story. Pawana is at the same time a fearful and commiserate ghost. Thai movie พิศวาสไม่วาย (1968) was sometimes confused with movie แว่วเสียงยูงทอง (1965) as it also features Pawana Chanajit and Sombat Methanee.

ทรามวัยใจเพชร
ทรามวัยใจเพชร

Year: 1968

Thai title: ทรามวัยใจเพชร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Metta Roongrat,Kaenjai Meenakanit,Malee Wetpraseri

Seup (Sombat Methanee) and his friend Kom disguised as a fake Indian are doing illegal medium activities. As Kom and Seup have misbehaved, they need to accept a mission proposed by the Police. Old Lady Ying (หม่อมหญิง) needs to be protected. Lady Ying (Malee Wetpraseri) hates men so Kom and Seup have to wear female clothes and act as katoeys (กะเทย). Lady Ying always tries to convince her 2 nieces Rung (Petchara Chaowarat) and Kan (Metta Roongrat) to avoid meeting men. Rung and Kan are working in lady Ying's company but notices that the finance manager is cheating. Rung requests 700 000 baht. The manager asks some thugs for support in order to rob them. As Kom and Seup are travelling with Rung and Kan, they are able to punch back the ruffians. Chompoo (Kaenjai Meenakanit) also arrives in Mom's house looking for a job. She has to stay in the same room as Kom and Seup. It is difficult for Kom and Seup to remain insensible to Chompoo's attractiveness. They are all going to the beach. Many comic situations happen as some old men (Sukon Koewliam) want to try to seduce Kom and Seup. Rung and Kan are missing love as the grandmother hates men. Seup takes profit to be closer to Rung. Chompoo helps to kidnap the grandmother and asks for 500 000 baht ransom. Rung and her friends bring the ransom but then are also captured. Kom called the police before to warn them about the location. It seems that Choompu has been mislead. During the fight with ruffians, fake hair falls so Seup's real male identity is disclosed. Seup is actually an undercover police captain (ผู้กอง)! Three weddings including the three female characters can then happily happen! This 2h15mn Thai movie released in 1968 is a funny romantic comedy as Sombat Methanee excels in playing a woman.

ทรายแก้ว
ทรายแก้ว

Year: 1968

Thai title: ทรายแก้ว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sithao Petcharoen,Sukon Koewliam,Anucha Ratanaman
Main actress: Naowarat Watchara,Prim Praphaporn

ทรายแก้ว is a Thai movie released in year 1968. This movie is a lost movie in Thailand as only one reel is left and it is the last reel. The reel is in 16mm format so there is no sound available as such format requires live dubbing. Previously one dubber was used in small theaters and two dubbers in big theaters. No movie summary is left. It is a romantic family drama with Sombat Methanee and Naowarat Watchara as main actors. Other actors are Sithao Petcharoen, Sukon Koewliam, Anucha Ratanaman, Prim Praphaporn. Prim Praphaporn has no more the main role but second role (นางรอง). Sombat and Anucha rescue Naowarat. Anucha kidnaps Naowarat and sends her on a boat. Following a fight with Naowarat's father, Anucha falls on his own knife and kills himself. Naowarat and Primpaporn get reunited with their father. Following a last misunderstanding, Naowarat and Sombat finally marry.

สีดา
สีดา

Year: 1968

Thai title: สีดา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Adul Dulyarat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Daonoi Duangjai,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Pissamai Wilaisak,Metta Roongrat,Kaenjai Meenakanit,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Marasri Isarangkul,Chosri Misommon

Thai movie สีดา was released in year 1968. It lasts 2 hours and the film image is quite damaged as being only in red color. This movie was never released on VCD but shown on Thai cable TV only. Naren (Adul Dulyarat) and Nuan (Pissamai Wilaisak) have two children. Naret has a heart decease and ends up at the hospital. He dies there. Many years have passed. Nuan is living in a slum with her two daughters, Sophee (Metta Roongrat) and Sida (Pawana Chanajit) still studying. Daonoi Duangjai and Sompong Phonmitr are their neighbours. Malin and Kaenjai (Kaenjai Meenakanit), playing an actress, meet Sophee. Sophee is lazy and big spender. She dreams of becoming an actress, be famous and have money. Nuan is hurt by a car driven by Wan (Sombat Methanee). Ramet (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) is a movie director. Main actor Panong is pushed by Malin for wedding but he is a butterfly and is interested by Sophee. Sophee refuses to recognize her mother is in the street as she is ashamed of her origins. Pa (Marasri Isarangkul) is Wan’s aunt. Wan meets Sida as his car splashes her but he pretends to be a car driver only in order to be friend with her as she has a kind heart and has education. Changing his name as Tiaw, he looks for a job in the slum. An undertaker job (สัปเหร่อ) is proposed to him. Sophee is offered the role of main actress. She wishes to quit the house. The mother is sick, they have no more money and Sida stops going to school. Sophee lends to Sida 100 baht but doesn't want to see her anymore. The landlord คุณนาย (Chosri Misommon) expels them. Sida and Nuan have to live under a bridge. Sida becomes blind following a car accident involving Ramet. Wan, aware of this, takes care of Sida. Net, Wan's official fiancee, is jealous and hires the domestic helper to cause Sida to fall from a cliff. Hopefully Wan helps Sida on time. On Sophee's birthday, Nuan and Sida visit her but she is not happy to see them and asking them to stop visiting her. Altercation happens and Sophee pushes Sida, whose head hits a pillar. She ends up at hospital again. Meanwhile Sophee and Panong promise love to each other. Malin, fed up by Sophee and Panong, throws acid to their faces. Luckily Sopha recovers her sight while Sophee is disfigured. She asks for mercy to Sida and Nuan. She decides to become a nun. This movie highlights that doing good always pays off while doing bad always ends up sadly.

ผึ้งหลวง
ผึ้งหลวง

Year: 1967

Thai title: ผึ้งหลวง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Somkuan Krajangsat,Tat Ekathat,Daonoi Duangjai,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Kingdao Daranee,Chadaporn Wachirapranee,Kaenjai Meenakanit,Malee Wetpraseri,Mom Chan Phuangwan

Thai movie ผึ้งหลวง was released in 1967. Main actors are Sombat Methanee and Petchara Chaowarat. It is a lost movie in Thailand. Thanks to a group of former dubbers performing with 16mm movies, an old reel with small parts of lost films was found in year 2013. Other actors / actress are Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Somkuan Krajangsat, Kingdao Daranee, Tat Ekathat, Chadaporn Wachirapranee, Malee Wetpraseri, Kaenjai Meenakanit. Only a sequence of 43 seconds is left. The movie summary is still available thanks to old Thai movies magazines. The movie looks like a Fantomas type / spy type. In year 1967, actress Petchara Chaowarat had short hair. Many second role sexy actresses (ดาวยั่ว) are featured. The radio song advertisement is still available and is ending by ดีจริงๆ(very good movie).

คนเหนือคน
คนเหนือคน

Year: 1967

Thai title: คนเหนือคน
English title: Top secret

Rating: 3/5
Director: Wichit Khunawut

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sombat Methanee,Adul Dulyarat,Kecha Plianvithee,Boo Wibunnan,Choomporn Theppitak,Ruj Ronnapop,Man Teeraphol
Main actress: Sopha Sataporn,Amara Asavananda

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A mysterious Dakota airplane drops a big parcel in the sea, containing in fact the ruffians leader (หัวหน้าใหม่) called Adamcha (Kecha Plianvithee). Meanwhile two Royal Thai airplanes intercept the plane forcing it to land at Don Meuang airport. Thai Army is then aware that a mysterious organisation is preparing plans to harm Thailand so Thai army chief asks his officers to do their best to protect Thailand, Buddhism and the King. Police inspector (สารวัตร) Chet (Mitr Chaibancha) needs to help also and to find an agent called double X. Double X is in fact a police woman called Chin Chin. Adul (Adul Dulyarat) steals some documents in governmental building. Amara (Amara Asavananda), a young lady, supports Adul as part of the organisation. The secret organisation (ผู้ก่อการร้าย) brings disorder in Thailand through bombs and Thai police seems unable to stop them. Chet follows Adamcha's car but gets captured when entering in Adamcha's house. The police chief asks another policeman to help, i.e. Chet's younger brother called Sombat (Sombat Methanee). Real actor names are used in this movie as anyway it was a 16mm movie with dubbing. During an evening party to celebrate their bad achievements, double X's team kidnaps Amara and asks for a ransom. Adul follows the police ladies and after being summoned by Chin Chin (Audrey Sing) regarding his treacherous behavior over Thailand, he accepts to change side. He works for the organisation because of his love for Amara. Sombat helps to release Amara and shoot some policemen (แสดงหนัง). Sombat is finally accepted in the secret organisation following a test. A bank attack turns to a fiasco as police was aware. Sopha (Sopha Sataporn), Sombat’s love, is injured. It seems there is spy in the organisation. Sombat helps his brother Chet to flee. Chet is back to the house with full Police squad but Adamcha and his clique have already left. Chet succeeds to get the plan of their new retreat but the ruffians, seeing army soldiers, retreat to a well hidden place. Adul provides the location to the police but is identified as traitor. He is imprisoned and refuses any help from Amara, his former love. Police and army storm the hidden place of their organisation. Following various shootings and Adul's sacrifice, the secret organisation is vanquished. It is another nationalist 1960s movie with police and army protecting Thailand against external threats. The picture quality features many red and green lines (เส้นฝนตกมาก) as company Phanmitr has used the latest film reels available for this movie, which was very popular in 1960s. คนเหนือคน (Top Secret) is a 2h15mn movie. It is also features a few popular songs including a duo Sombat and Sopha.

จุฬาตรีคูณ
จุฬาตรีคูณ

Year: 1967

Thai title: จุฬาตรีคูณ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Dokdin Kanyaman

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee
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.

เมขลา
เมขลา

Year: 1967

Thai title: เมขลา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Cherd Songsri

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Adul Dulyarat,Choomporn Theppitak,Lor Tok,Sompong Phonmitr,Daonoi Duangjai
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Pawana Chanajit,Mom Chan Phuangwan

Thai movie เมขลา was released in year 1967. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Pissamai Wilaisak as main actress. Director is Cherd Songsri. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 23 minutes is left to be seen. It is a drama movie. Other actors are Adul Dulyarat, Pawana Chanajit, Choomporn Theppitak, Lor Tok, Sompong Phonmitr, Daonoi Duangjai, Mom Chan Phuangwan. The summary is a below. A Japanese lady called Mitsuko (Pissamai Wilaisak) meets and loves a Thai man (Adul). He goes as a diplomat to Japan. They have a daughter called Mekala (Pawana Chanajit). Adul needs to go back to Thailand and bring Mekala also. Pissamai shall follow up later. Unfortunately Mitsuko gets irradiated by the nuclear bomb sent previously by USA on Japan. Her face is disfigured. When she finally arrives in Thailand, Mitsuko finds Adul has remarried and has another daughter. The new wife and her daughter keep trying defaming Mekala as they are jealous that Sombat (Sombat Methanee) is more interested in Mekala. Mitsuko is ashamed of her new appearance so doesn’t dare showing up. The new daughter find evidences that the disfigured lady is in fact Mekala’s mother and uses this information to humiliate Mekala. Mitsuko tries to reject the accusations and through an accident the new daughter loses her life. The new wife accuses Mitsuko to have killed her daughter. Truth is revealed during the following trial. Sompong Phonmitr and Choomporn Theppitak are playing lawyers. During the trial Sombat as witness is disclosing some truth that Mekala is the daughter of Mitsoko. Mitsuko is cleared and Adul hires the best surgeon to heal Mitsuko. Finally happiness is back as Adul and Mitsuko are back together. Sombat marries Mekala.

โนห์รา
โนห์รา

Year: 1966

Thai title: โนห์รา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Cherd Songsri,Wichit Khunawut,Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lor Tok
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Preeya Roongrueng,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng

Tiew is a young man performing Nora (รำโนราห์ใต้) dance in Nakhon Sri Thammarat. The Nora is a traditional dance of South Thailand. In South Thai language it is called the "Chatri" (ชาตรี). Tiew is in love with a lady called Pimpa (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng). Pimpa is pregnant with him but her grandmother refuses this love. She drugs Pimpa with a sleep potion in order that a Bangkok lawyer becomes her husband instead of a Nora dance performer. Pimpa wishes to get suicide but her aunt convinces her to tell the truth to Tiew. She doesn't dare and Tiew rejects Pimpa. Pimpa decides to keep the child and gives her child the name "Nora". 18 years passed. Pimpa is only a minor wife (เมียน้อย) and works as a domestic helper to pay for Nora studies. The lawyer's daughter, called Kaekae (Preeya Roongrueng), dislikes Nora (Pissamai Wilaisak) and likes to spread rumours that Nora's mother works as prostitute. Other students mock Nora. Nora and her real father miss each other. Nora sells sweets in school to help her mother. Kanchit (Sombat Methanee) is Kaekae's boyfriend. Kanchit is seeing many girls as he is rich, single and handsome. Nora learns to perform Nora dance. Kanchit gets interest in Nora despite Nora has already a boyfriend called Sompop. Kanchit is fed up with hi-so girls (ร่างกายสวยแต่ใจไม่สวย). Kaekae's mother hires a ruffian to hurt Nora after a performance. He throws some acid on her face. Sompop is not willing to visit Nora anymore due to her ghost (ผี) face. Hopefully Nora succeeds to recover. Kanchit plans to marry Nora. Following Kaekae's mother orders, Nora is kidnaped. Kanchit follows up the kidnapers and the Thai police is giving a hand. Kaekae got punished as being raped instead of Nora and she becomes crazy. The mother is jailed. Tiew still performs Nora but gets no more interest from the public (โนราห์สมัยเก่า - โนราห์สมัยใหม่). Tiew dies on the stage following a lost bullet. Art (ศิลป์) needs to be kept. Nora needs to perform to honour her father's memory. There is a conflict with Nora and Kanchit wedding day. Kanchit cannot change the date and threaten to cancel the wedding. Nora chooses to go to Nakhon Sri Thammarat. The movie highlights cultural aspects, arts protection and conservation. It is a cherished theme by director Cherd Songsri. This movie is Cherd Songsri's first movie and has still an excellent color conservation. As often, Preeya Roongrueng plays the bad girlfriend. It is a typical 1960s movie with leading actor (พระเอก) coming from rich background, leading actress (นางเอก) coming from a poor background, villains (ตัวกง) wishing to hurt Nora, funny comedians supporting the leading actor (ตัวตลก - Lor Tok as Kanchit's driver), bad girls (นางอิจฉา) played by Kaekae and her mother. It mixes action, love, comedy and drama. It was the most successful Thai movie in 1966. This movie has also been adapted as a Thai TV serie (ละคร).

เกล้าฟ้า
เกล้าฟ้า

Year: 1966

Thai title: เกล้าฟ้า
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Ruj Ronnapop,Adul Dulyarat
Main actress: Sopha Sataporn,Prim Praphaporn,Metta Roongrat

Suey is a young man living in a remote place with a teen, an old blind grand mother and horses. He is a cart driver in Lampang. Roi (Sombat Methanee) is a policeman enquiring on local murders. Khun Kier is a doctor. The doctor wishes to know more about Suey. He finds a passage in his house that leads to a mysterious palace. Mixing reality and dream, the doctor seems to have been a king in previous life and has many women in his harem. Waen Fa was his official wife but he seduces Kae Son, a beautiful musician. Waen Fa has a son called Rom Fa. She is too excessive and wants her son's love only for her with no share with his wife Maria. Klao Fa is the daughter of Maria and Rom Fa. Maria is not able to support the pressure from Waen Fa and leaves the palace. She marries a doctor. Klao Fa has a personality problem as her parents have divorced and make their new life without her. Suey and Klao Fa are the same person. Finally Roi and Klao Fa marry together. This movie has old picture without much color. Soundtrack is new and there is no more Sombat Methanee's voice.

ศึกบางระจัน
ศึกบางระจัน

Year: 1966

Thai title: ศึกบางระจัน
English title: The Battle of Bang Rajan

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Taksin Jampol,Ruj Ronnapop,Adul Dulyarat,Sawin Sawangrat,Preuhat Boonlong,Anucha Ratanaman
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Preeya Roongrueng

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This movie is about Bang Rajan village. This village is located north of Ayutthaya, the old capital of Siam, predecessor state to modern Thailand. The village played a famous role related to its resistance against the Burmese in the war that saw the destruction of Ayutthaya city in 1767. Tap is a Siamese soldier leader. Siamese people have internal conflicts while they are also fighting with Burma (พม่า). Siamese soldiers kidnap two ladies, who are Tap's sister and Tap's fiancee. They are raped. Tap has the difficult task to choose between rescuing his sister and fiancee or leading the villagers far from Burmese soliders. They take refuge inside Bang rajan village. They help and support each other. Siamese from various villages lure a group of Burmese soldiers with the promise of young women and then turn upon them and kill the whole group. This event leads the whole Burmese army to Bang Rajan. Tap, after taking care of the villagers, goes to rescue his sister and fiancee. His fiancee is soiled (ตัวเสีย) so they cannot come back together. Tap forgives to the Siamese men as they promise to take care of the young ladies so they join his group in Bang Rajan. Burmese army starts to assault Bang Rajan. Burmese has guns but Siamese people have only swords. Women are fighting also. It is the duty for men to become soldier and protect the nation. Burmese come with elephants and big guns. Siamese people needs a big gun to fight back Burmese army. Ayutthaya king refuses to give them a big gun as Bang Rajan is a small village only. Ayutthaya people donate utensils for Bang Rajan to mold a big gun but it is fissured during moulding. Siamese are disadvantaged by their lack of firearms. As Burmese do not succeed to enter inside Bang Rajan with their infantry, they build forts surrounding the village. Siamese soldiers cannot destroy the forts built by the Burmese and suffered casualties from infantry assaults upon those forts. One of the Siamese leaders becomes drunk and furious. Upon a water buffalo, he takes a few men and attacked the Burmese. This event remains a forever legend and has been reused on poster of the 2000s Bang Rajan movie. He was killed and his men routed. Tap and his men succeed to neutralize the big gun before it destroys Bang Rajan walls. But they fail when Burmese use weapons similar to Katyusha multiple rocket launchers. Villagers are outnumbered and killed. Bang Rajan villagers and soldiers sacrifice their life for the nation. Tap and his new girlfriend are the only one to survive. They are rescued by future King Taksin, who liberated Siam from Burmese occupation after Ayutthaya fall in 1767. Such movies were very popular during nationalist era of Thailand, i.e. 1960s with communist threat risk and the 2000s folliwing the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. This movie highlights the sacrifice of villagers not supported by the official administrators. Sombat Methanee got a gold statuette award (รางวัลตุ๊กตาทอง) received from HM the King for his best actor work. In 1966 the government renovated Bang Rachan camp (ค่ายบางระจัน).

ตัวต่อตัว
ตัวต่อตัว

Year: 1966

Thai title: ตัวต่อตัว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Surasit Sattayawong,Krai Kanchit,Taksin Jampol,Pramin Jarujareet
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat

Thai movie ตัวต่อตัว was released in year 1966. Sombat Methanee is the main actor and Petchara Chaowarat is the main actress. This movie is lost in Thailand but a trailer of 3 minutes remain to be seen. No movie summary is left to be read. Only the poster! Other actors featured in this movie are Krai Kanchit, Taksin Jampol, Surasit Sattayawong, a veteran actress in sexy role, เพชร พิษณุ, Pramin Jarujareet (should play the bad guy as usual), จุ๋มจิ๋ม ศรทอง, ชาญ กัมปนาท, ประภาศรี เทพรักษา, เพลาพิลาศ โยธานันท์. Varun Chatkul At Ayutthaya (วรุณ ฉัตรกุล ณ อยุธยา) is the movie director. The trailer of this action movie shows fist fighting, shootings and spade fighting. As often in Thai action movies from 1960s decade, there is a masked justiciary.

ชาติกระทิง
ชาติกระทิง

Year: 1966

Thai title: ชาติกระทิง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Luechai Natnat,Sukon Koewliam,Joomjim Khemlek,Lor Tok,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Sopha Sataporn,Preeya Roongrueng,Kwanta Buapliensri

Chat Krathing (ชาติกระทิง) is a 1966 Thai movie but only 6mn30 are left. Only a trailer is left. The whole movie is lost as it is a 16mm format reel so it was certainly shown until it became unusable. No movie summary is currently available. Only a commercial movie poster is left. This movie features four big stars, i.e. Sombat Methanee, Luechai Natnat, Petchara Chaowarat and Sopha Sataporn. They are together for the first time and for the only time. Some ruffians harass veteran comic Sukon Koewliam. So Petchara Chaowarat protects him by hitting one of the ruffians. On next sequence, the ruffians speed through a village but this time they face Sombat Methanee. Fist fights happen. Romance between two couples Sopha / Luechai and Sombat / Petchara happen. Famous director Phan Kam (พันคำ) is there again. Luechai is part of the fight party. Movies with him are hard to find as his fame period was during 1957-1960, just before Mitr Chaibancha golden period, and then between 1964-1972. Scenario is unknown but certainly good guys (Sombat and Luechai) are fighting against ruffians terrorizing a village. Even veteran actor Chinese Boo Wibunnan can be seen in the short trailer. Actors Joomjim Khemlek, Lor Tok, Preeya Roongrueng, Kwanta Buapliensri are also mentioned in the credits but unfortunately cannot be seen in the short trailer left.

เงารัก
เงารัก

Year: 1965

Thai title: เงารัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Preuhat Boonlong,Sawin Sawangrat,Lor Tok,Daonoi Duangjai
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Yaowaret Nisakorn

Thai movie เงารัก was released in year 1965. It is a movie in 16mn format. The movie is lost in Thailand but a "behind the screen" sequence in black and white remains to be seen. It lasts 15 minutes. Main actor is Sombat Methanee and main actress is Pissamai Wilaisak. A few various shooting sequences allow to see some ideas about this lost movie. Pissamai and Sombat are bringing a doctor to check a sick man. A shooting sequence is seen. Other actors such as Preuhat Boonlong, Sawin Sawangrat, veteran actress Wongton (วงทอง), Daonoi Duangjai, Lor Tok, Yaowaret Nisakorn can be seen. Pissamai plays the role daughter of Preuhat Boonlong.

เกียรติศักดิ์ทหารเสือ
เกียรติศักดิ์ทหารเสือ

Year: 1965

Thai title: เกียรติศักดิ์ทหารเสือ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chaiya Suriyun,Sor Asanajinda,Adul Dulyarat,Taksin Jampol,Ruj Ronnapop,Anucha Ratanaman,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Kingdao Daranee,Somjit Sapsamruey

เกียรติศักดิ์ทหารเสือ is a Thai movie released in year 1965. Sor Asanajinda is movie director and actor. The film is lost in Thailand but luckily there is still a “Behind the screen” sequence lasting 20mn. It is in 16mm format so there is no sound and is in black and white color. Main actors are Sombat Methanee, Chaiya Suriyun and Pissamai Wilaisak. A few sequences are featured, i.e. Sor Asanajinda giving orders to Taksin Jampol, Sombat Methanee and Chaiya Suriyun, Pissamai crying, soldiers meeting in which Sombat is stripped of his medals by the general himself and gets slapped also, meeting between Sor Asanajinda and Adul Dulyarat. A general comes and strips himself of his medals. He wishes to kill himself but Sor Asanajinda prevents him to do so. They are all disrupted by an event. During a big assembly in full uniforms, Sor Asanajinda is repeating spade fighting. While Adul is writing, an officer is going to shoot him. Hopefully Sombat intervenes at same time to stop him. The soldier has same face as Sombat! Sequences riding horses. Fight between Sombat and Chaiya. Sequence under the rain where Sombat carries Pissamai. Chaiya helps to get a flag back to avoid Sombat to be executed. The story is inspired by the Three Musketeers from French author Alexandre Dumas. Another version was released in year 1983 and directed again by Sor Asanajinda with actors Toon Hiransap, Kowit Wattanakul, อนุสรณ์ เตชะปัญญา and Pissamai Wilaisak. Finding and watching the 1983 version would allow better understanding of the 1965 behind the screen sequences. Protagonists names are พ.ท.พิสุทธิ (Taksin Jampol), พ.ต.นิเวศน (Chaiya Suriyun), ร.อ.ภูเบศร (Sombat Methanee), หญิงใหญ (Pissamai Wilaisak), หญิงเล็ก (Kingdao Daranee).

ลูกผู้ชายชื่อไอ้แผน
ลูกผู้ชายชื่อไอ้แผน

Year: 1965

Thai title: ลูกผู้ชายชื่อไอ้แผน
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Preeya Roongrueng,Boosara Narumit

This old Thai western movie, taking place in Chiang Mai area, has a complete new soundtrack. A man is surprised sleeping in the forest. He is injured by a young lady called Chalong (Petchara Chaowarat) believing he is a thief. Nobody knows his name and why he is coming here. His real name is Pen Moradok (Sombat Methanee). In fact he is sent by central government to neutralize a local mafia head called Salapan. Pen meets many girls, i.e. Chalong, Fong and Peri, owner of a bar who all love him. Pen receives a threat to leave city within 24 hours or face death. Fights happen between Pen and Salapan's ruffians. Peri dies when helping to fight the ruffians. Finally Salapan is captured and Pen wins Chalong's heart. It is a typical 1960s movie where the leading actor seduces many actresses (James Bond syndrome?). This is a very old Thai movie compared to Thai standards. The digitalization has been poorly done. The movie is only 15 fps and some scenes are strangely cut. It should be seen for historical purpose and enjoy the chance to see famous stars Petchara Chaowarat and Sombat Methanee acting. This movie follows the Thai traditional drama precepts with a clown always following the leading actor and the leading lady having a maid of honor.

วีระบุรุษเมืองใต้
วีระบุรุษเมืองใต้

Year: 1965

Thai title: วีระบุรุษเมืองใต้
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Taksin Jampol,Lor Tok,Pramin Jarujareet,Chanee Yotchai,Sithao Petcharoen,Adinan Singhiran
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Kaenjai Meenakanit,Preeya Roongrueng

Thai movie วีระบุรุษเมืองใต้ was released in year 1965. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Petchara Chaowarat as main actress. It is a lost movie in Thailand but a trailer lasting three minutes remains to be seen. Movie director is วิเชียร วีระโชติ. The trailer shows that the movie วีระบุรุษเมืองใต้ was a Western. The sequences show Sombat Methanee, Petchara Chaowarat as a teacher, Taksin Jampol, Lor Tok, Pramin Jarujareet as ruffians leader, some militaries using tanks, Chanee Yotchai, Preeya Roongrueng, shootings, horse rides, songs. Other actors and actresses include วิสูตร, โยธิน, กนกพร.

ดวงตาสวรรค์
ดวงตาสวรรค์

Year: 1964

Thai title: ดวงตาสวรรค์
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Wichit Khunawut

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Adul Dulyarat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Preuhat Boonlong,Sukon Koewliam,Daonoi Duangjai
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Sopha Sataporn,Sarinthip Siriwan

Thai movie ดวงตาสวรรค์ was released in year 1964. Director is Wichit Khunawut. Main actor is Sombat Methanee and main actresses are Pissamai Wilaisak and Sopha Sataporn. Other actors / actresses include Adul Dulyarat, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Preuhat Boonlong, เชาว์ , Sarinthip Siriwan. Sukon Koewliam and Daonoi Duangjai are playing as domestic helpers roles. Pissamai Wilaisak got a Thai cinema award (ตุ๊กตาทอง) for this movie. Wichit Awut also got a Thai cinema award for his directing skills for this movie. This is the first movie played by Sopha Sataporn. This movie is lost in Thailand and only a sequence of 23 minutes is left to be seen. Pissamai is coming from countryside but changed her name ("อีแพน") as she wants to increase her status in Bangkok society ( สาวสังคม / นักเที่ยว). She is now a cinema star (ดารา). She likes Rawin (Sombat Methanee) but he is already engaged with Sopha. Teun (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) is disappointed that Pissamai finally married with Chai (Adul), a teacher training painting arts. Pissamai marries with Adul to have opportunity to be closer to Rawin. Teun and Pissamai know each other since they were youngsters in the countryside. They were lovers before. Before the wedding, Rawin congratulates Pissamai but gets slapped as she tells him she doesn’t love Chai. Teun keeps drinking alcohol as he is disappointed. Pissamai's father visits her knowing she is now a star and married to a rich man. Pissamai is very bad (ร้าย) as she chases away her father and younger brother by trying to give them money. The left sequence ends here. Another recent version was shot in 1981 and features Sorapong Chatree and Pisarn Akraseranee. Thai TV series were also released.

ราชสีห์กรุง
ราชสีห์กรุง

Year: 1964

Thai title: ราชสีห์กรุง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Ruj Ronnapop,Chana Sriubon,Sompong Phonmitr,Kokheng,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Adul Dulyarat,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Malee Wetpraseri, Kingdao Daranee,Preeya Roongrueng

Thai movie ราชสีห์กรุง was released in year 1964. Main actor is Sombat Methanee and main actress is รสลิน วิลาวัลย์. Other actors and actresses are Ruj Ronnapop, Chana Sriubon, Sompong Phonmitr, Kokheng, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Adul Dulyarat, Malee Wetpraseri, Kingdao Daranee, Preeya Roongrueng, Sukon Koewliam. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 16 minutes sequence remains to be seen (เศษหนัง). As the film is in 16mm format, the sequence is mute as there is no dubbing. Movie director was วิรัช พึ่งสุนทร. Some left sequences show Malee Wetpraseri discussing with Ruj and Kingdao, Sompong Phonmitr wearing a marine suit, Kingdao discussing with her father and mother (Malee). A coin is discovered in a paper. Adul is meeting Ruj for the first time and animosity can be felt. Ruffians are seen on a boat. Ruffians are attacking a house but they get pushed back by inhabitants. Koh heng, Chana Sriubon are having a heated discussion with two other men and a lady in a bar. Misunderstanding and fighting happen. A brawl occurs in the bar. Ruj, Prachuap, Sompong and mariners storm the ruffians’ place. Chana is talking to a lady (รสริน วิลาวัลย์) over the phone and then he is picking her up by car. A sequence is showing a house near the sea and people are having fun in a swimming pool. Adul is seen in discussion with another gentleman. Chana is talking with รสริน วิลาวัลย์. Sombat Methanee, main actor, is unfortunately not seen in any of the remaining sequences. The movie is mixing romance and action. The movie poster was drawn by Piak Poster (เปี๊ยกโปสเตอร์).

งามงอน
งามงอน

Year: 1963

Thai title: งามงอน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Charin Nantanakorn,Sompong Phonmitr,Preuhat Boonlong
Main actress: Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Sarinthip Siriwan,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Preeya Roongrueng,Orasa Isarangkul,Chadaporn Wachirapranee

Thai movie งามงอน was released in year 1963. It is a romantic comedy movie. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng as main actress. The full movie is lost in Thailand but around three film reels are still available (more than 40 minutes). The movie is in 16mm format so it is in mute state as such movie requires live dubbers. No summary is available. This movie was produced by Ratanaporn and directed by her husband. Sombat Methanee’s five first movies were produced by Ratanaporn’s company (รุ้งเพชร - 1961...). In 1963, Sombat had a similar hairstyle as Mitr Chaibancha. Ratanaporn is playing two roles, i.e. two twin sisters. Sombat Methanee and Prachuap Ruekyamdee wish to seduce the two sisters. An evening party (masquerade ball) is organized. Ratanaporn is disguised as an old sorceress (แม่มด). She gives advices to Preeya Roongrueng. Sombat is getting confused between the two sisters at the masquerade ball. Orasa Isarangkul invites Sombat to dance. Prachuap simulates to have a leg injury to have opportunity to talk to Ratanaporn. He is wearing a fake moustache and works a waiter to be able to join the party. Sombat disguises also himself into a waiter to be close to Ratanaporn. Many Thai stars are playing in this movie, i.e. Sombat Methanee, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Charin Nantanakorn, Sompong Phonmitr, Preuhat Boonlong, Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng, Sarinthip Siriwan, Mom Chan Phuangwan, Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit, Preeya Roongrueng, Orasa Isarangkul, Chadaporn Wachirapranee. Chadaporn Wachirapranee is playing the wife of Preuhat Boonlong. 10 Thai feminine stars are present! Finally a romance starts between Sombat and Ratanaporn.

รุ้งเพชร
รุ้งเพชร

Year: 1961

Thai title: รุ้งเพชร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Preuhat Boonlong,Adinan Singhiran
Main actress: Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Juree Osiri,Sarinthip Siriwan,Mom Chan Phuangwan

This movie รุ้งเพชร was shot in 1961. Main actors are Sombat Methanee and Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng. It was Sombat Methanee’s first movie (พระเอกใหม่). It was first opportunity for Sombat as a handsome young and muscular leading actor. Sombat was 4 to 5 years younger than the leading actress. This 16mm version is partially lost and only 48 minutes are still left to be seen. The film has no sound as all 16mm movies were dubbed. Rung’s best close friend is a bird "NOK IENG" (นกเอี้ยง) sitting on her shoulder. As often in old Thai movies, bad female characters are depicted as smoking girls. Another version, a 35mm film, was shot in 1980 with Sorapong Chatree, Sor Asanajinda, Settha Sirachaya as actors and Nanthida Kaewbuasai, Pissamai Wilaisak, Piathip Kumwong, Thitima Sangkapitak, Nantada Ngaokrajang as actresses. A few sequences can be seen in both movies such as fruit throwing on Sombat's head, Sombat as a teacher to a stubborn student, Sombat looking for Rung who has fled from home. A nice old Renault 1960 is driven by Sombat. Some sequences only happen in 1961 version such as a romantic sequence in a cave, Sombat doing unsuccessful iron clothing and cooking food. The 1961 version still has a quite colorful image.




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