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THAI MOVIES - CAMBODIA

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Many Cambodian movies were released in Thailand during decades 1960s and 1970s before the Khmer Rouge era. From years 1970 to 1975, around 30 Cambodian movies were shown in Thailand. Cambodian movies golden era stopped in year 1975. From decade 1960s to 1975, almost 400 Cambodian movies were released in Cambodia.



The Snake Man - 1970
The Snake Man - 1970
Cambodian movie "The Snake Man" / งูเก็งกอง was released in year 1970. It was directed by Tea Lim Koun. It was a big commercial success in Thailand as Buddhist Thailand and Cambodia share some common folklore. Original movie lasts 164 minutes. A very damaged version lasting 97 minutes is still available at Thai Film Archives. A four minutes trailer is still available in Thailand also.

Cambodian movie "The Snake Man" was a commercial success in Thailand, but also in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam and the Philippines.

The Snake Man
The Snake Man

Later on, a few Thai movies (งูเก็งกอง) were 'remakes' of the original Cambodian movie.

The Snake Man
The Snake Man - 1970
In 1970 Cambodia released movie "The Snake Man", starring Chea Yuthorn and Dy Saveth, based on a folk legend in which a woman is courted by a giant snake.

The baby born from their love has hair made of small snakes. Local villagers disdain the mother and her daughter.

The Snake Man
The Snake Man - 1970
Cambodian movie งูเก็งกอง is shown in Thai movie theater (เพชรราม่า) in year 1970. Huge billboards are displayed.

As movie งูเก็งกอง was very successfully in Thailand, a movie sequel งูเก็งกอง 2 was released in year 1971 and featured Chea Yuthorn, Dy Saveth and Thai actress Aranya Namwong.

The Snake Man
The Snake Man - 1970
Cambodian movie งูเก็งกอง is shown in Thai movie theater (เมืองทอง ประตูน้ำ) in year 1970. This picture is from Kampol Niyomthai (กำพล นิยมไทย), famous movie poster painter in Thailand.

Cambodian movie งูเก็งกอง got six Cambodian cinema awards per the poster information.

The Snake Man
The Snake Man - 1970
Cambodian movie งูเก็งกอง is shown in Thai movie theater in year 1970. This picture is taken in Yala and is from อานนท์ เธียเตอร์, famous movie dubber in Thailand.

Movie director Tea Lim Koun tooks one of his movies ("Peov Chouk Sor") in 16mm format before flying out of Cambodia in 1975.

งูเก็งกอง ภาคพิเศษ - 1995
งูเก็งกอง ภาคพิเศษ - 1995
Thai movie งูเก็งกอง ภาคพิเศษ was released in year 1995. It is Thai HK production. It is known overseas as 人蛇大戰之蛇魔轉世 - "Devil Medusa".
Snaker - 2001
Snaker - 2001
In 2001, a Cambodian movie, The Snake King's Child / Snaker (កូន​ពស់​កេងកង), was made as a remake of the original movie.

Cambodian Movie Star Pich Chanboramey and Thai actor Vinai Kraibutr were playing in this movie.

Snaker - 2001
Snaker - 2001
VHS tape of Cambodian movie งูเก็งกอง / Snake King's Child / Snaker (2001)


The Marvellous Snake
The Marvellous Snake

Cambodian movie งูเก็งกอง 2 (1971) - "The Marvellous Snake" - 人蛇情仇 featured famous Thai actress Aranya Namwong. The movie director Tea Lim Koun still has the film reels but it was never released in DVD format. It was shown in movies festivals.

The Marvellous Snake
The Marvellous Snake

Due to high piracy, it is unlikely that Cambodian movie งูเก็งกอง 2 - "The Marvellous Snake" will ever be released under DVD format.

The Marvellous Snake
The Marvellous Snake - 1971
Thai actress Aranya Namwong with Cambodian actor Chea Yuthorn.


ธิดางูเกงกอง
ธิดางูเกงกอง
Cambodian / Taiwan / Hong Kong movie "The Snake Girl" was shown in Thailand under the name ธิดางูเกงกอง.

This poster was drawn by Kampol Niyomthai (กำพล นิยมไทย), famous movie poster painter in Thailand.

ธิดางูเกงกอง
ธิดางูเกงกอง
Cambodian actress Dy Saveth (ดี เสวต) is playing in "The Snake Girl" (1974).

This movie was released under VCD format in Thailand.



นางผมหอม
นางผมหอม
This Cambodian movie was shown in Thailand under the name นางผมหอม.

After the huge success of Cambodian movie "The Snake Man" in 1970, Cambodian movies boomed in Thailand. Cambodian movie นางผมหอม was another successful movie. Before "The Snake Man", there were at least five Cambodian films released in Bangkok movie theaters. In Surin province having a border with Cambodia, many cambodian movies were shown in 1960s and 1970s.

นางผมหอม
นางผมหอม
Car parade advertising (รถแห่โฆษณา) for the Cambodian movie promoted under Thai name นางผมหอม.

This picture is taken in Yala and is from อานนท์ เธียเตอร์, famous movie dubber in Thailand.



กากี
กากี
Cambodian movie "Kakey" was shown in Thailand under the name กากี ("Kakee").

A partial movie extract is still available in Thailand.

Kakee
Kakee

These show cards were shown in Thai theaters. The scan pictures are from เดียวดาย ดักดาน, famous movie dubber in Thailand and movie posters collector.



The Twelve Sisters
The Twelve Sisters - 1968
Cambodian movie director Ly Bun Yim released his movie "The Twelve Sisters" in 1968. A movie theatre in Thailand contacted Ly Bun Yim to bring the film in Thailand.

For his movie "The Twelve Sisters", Ly Bun Yim wanted the best Thai dubbers. Sompong Phonmitr and Juree Osiri were used.

The Twelve Sisters
The Twelve Sisters - 1968
Due to bad politic situation in Thailand, the Cambodian movie "The Twelve Sisters" was never released in Thailand but the only remaining version is the Thai dubbed version!

A re-mastered version was made around year 2015.

The Twelve Sisters
The Twelve Sisters - 1968
Cambodian movie "The Twelve Sisters" was shown in Berlin festival in the Thai-dubbed version in 2012.


พิมพากลับชาติ
พิมพากลับชาติ
Cambodian movie "Preah Neang Pompea Sor Cheat" was shown in Thailand under the name พิมพากลับชาติ.

A partial movie extract is still available in Thailand.



กระเป๋าทอง
กระเป๋าทอง
This Cambodian movie was shown in Thailand under the name กระเป๋าทอง.


ทิพย์สุดา
ทิพย์สุดา
The Cambodian movie "Tep Sodachan" was shown in Thailand under the name ทิพย์สุดา.

The movie "Tep Sodachan" was released under VHS format in Cambodia.



ธาวรีกรรแสง
ธาวรีกรรแสง
The Cambodian movie "Thavry Meas Bong" was shown in Thailand under the name ธาวรีกรรแสง.

A partial movie extract is still available in Thailand. The movie "Thavry Meas Bong" was released under VHS format in Cambodia.



หมื่นอาลัย
หมื่นอาลัย
The Cambodian movie "Mouy Mern Alai" was shown in Thailand under the name หมื่นอาลัย.

A partial movie extract is still available in Thailand. The movie "Mouy Mern Alai" was released under VHS format in Cambodia.



ถล่มฤทธิ์พญายักษ์
ถล่มฤทธิ์พญายักษ์
The Cambodian movie "Neang sovan tanorn" was shown in Thailand under the name ถล่มฤทธิ์พญายักษ์.

A partial movie extract is still available in Thailand. This story is based on Thai classical litterature story เจ้าหญิงแตงอ่อน. The main actress has a brother, being a crocodile.



ธิดาช้างเผือก
ธิดาช้างเผือก
This Cambodian movie (1970) was shown in Thailand under the name ธิดาช้างเผือก.


สังข์ทอง
สังข์ทอง
This Cambodian movie was shown in Thailand under the name สังข์ทอง.

A partial movie extract is still available in Thailand. This movie was produced in 1967 in Cambodia but shown in Thailand in 1970 after the success of งูเก็งกอง - "The Snake Man".



รักข้ามขอบฟ้า
รักข้ามขอบฟ้า
This Cambodian movie was shown in Thailand under the name รักข้ามขอบฟ้า (1971).

A partial movie extract is still available in Thailand and was shown in Thai Film Archives.



บุปผาเทวี
บุปผาเทวี
This Cambodian movie was shown in Thailand under the name บุปผาเทวี.

This picture is from เดียวดาย ดักดาน, famous movie dubber in Thailand and movie posters collector.



เลือดในสายฝน
เลือดในสายฝน
This Cambodian movie was shown in Thailand under the name เลือดในสายฝน.


แรงกตัญญู
แรงกตัญญู
This Cambodian movie was shown in Thailand under the name แรงกตัญญู.


อภินิหารน้ำเต้าทอง
อภินิหารน้ำเต้าทอง
This Cambodian movie was shown in Thailand under the name อภินิหารน้ำเต้าทอง.


ปัญจเทวี
ปัญจเทวี
The Cambodian movie "panh chapor theavy" was shown in Thailand in 1971-1972 under the name ปัญจเทวี.

A partial movie extract is still available in Thailand. In 1960s and 1970s decades, movies projectionists were inserting bits of olders films at the beginning of the reel (หัวม้วนของหนัง) in order to protect the main movie in case the film breaks when starting projecting. Such older movies bits were Thai movies being outdated or even some Cambodian movies.



พิชัย วงศา
พิชัย วงศา
The Cambodian movie "Pichey Vongsa" was shown in Thailand in 1967.

A partial movie extract is still available in Thailand. The story is about a pregnant woman going to her lover to ask him to take responsability but he is married already. So he chased her. Finally she delivered a boy. Twenty years have passed. The boy, now being an adult, is taking care of his mother by selling products from the forest. One day, as he is singing in the forest, a young lady answers to his song by singing also. Romance starts...



Other old Cambodian movies shown in Thailand are บัวขาวน้อย, อาทิ พิณทองคะนองศึก, "The invisible man"...



Crocodile Man
ชาละวัน

Cambodian movie (ชาละวัน) was released in Thailand and also overseas. it is one of the few Cambodian movies that was not destroyed during Khmer Rouge era.



ไทยน้อย
จงอางผยอง

Thai movies ไทยน้อย (1969) and จงอางผยอง (1971) were released in Cambodia during decades 1960s and 1970s before the Khmer Rouge era.



ปี่แก้วนางหงษ์
ปี่แก้วนางหงษ์
This Thai movie was shown in Cambodia.

Thai movie ปี่แก้วนางหงษ์ (1970) was released in Cambodia during decades 1960s and 1970s before the Khmer Rouge era.



The hotel
Headless Hero

Thai movies โรงแรมผี (2002) and ผีหัวขาด (2002) were released in Cambodia.

The hotel
The hotel
This Thai movie The hotel / โรงแรมผี was shown and sold under DVD format in Cambodia.





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