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THAI CRIME MOVIES

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Some crime Thai movies deal about Insee Daeng (Red Eagle). Insee Daeng is a character starring in many movies from decades 1950s to 1960s. Those movies are about a masked vigilante crimefighter, who was played by Mitr Chaibancha. The character was created by writer Sek Dusit. Insee Daeng is a serial novel consisting of six volumes. The films are "The Gangster" - จ้าวนักเลง (1959), “Thap Saming Khla” - ทับสมิงคลา (1962) , “Awasan Insee Dang” – อวสานอินทรีแดง (1963), “Pisat Dam” - ปีศาจดำ (1966), "The Eagle" – จ้าวอินทรีย์ (1968) and "The Golden Eagle" - อินทรีทอง (1970). A few other Thai TV series or movies inspired by Red Eagle franchise were released such as บินเดี่ยว (1977) with Naiyana Shewanan and Phairoj Jaising, พรายมหากาฬ (1979) with Krung Srivilai and Aranya Namwong, นางสิงห์แก้มแดง (1983) with Sorapong Chatree and Jarunee Sooksawad. The latest remake was released in 2010 with Ananda Everingham.

อวสานอินทรีแดง
อวสานอินทรีแดง

Year: 1963

Thai title: อวสานอินทรีแดง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Neramit

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sithao Petcharoen,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Preeya Roongrueng,Yaowaret Nisakorn,Wanna SaengChanThip

Thai movie อวสานอินทรีแดง was released in year 1963. The movie under VCD format lasts 1h38mn. Parts of the movie are missing but it still has a colorful and sharp picture. Insee Daeng (Mitr Chaibancha) always provides useful information to the police inspector (สารวัตร). But one inspector called Chat still wishes to catch him. Tamrong (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) following a stage with Scotland Yard also wishes to capture Insee Daeng (อินทรีแดง). In public life Insee Daeng is Rom (Mitr Chaibancha), a journalist a bit coward and often drunk so that nobody could think both men are the same! Wassana (Petchara Chaowarat) is his journalist girlfriend. Chat is captured by an evil organisation (กลุ่ม Bodam) who tries to bribe him (พวกขายชาติ) but he refuses so gets imprisoned. The main police inspector and Song try to release Chat. Meuan gives the code to enter the house to them through coercion. They get captured also and meet Chomchai (Preeya Roongrueng) imprisoned by Phi Decha. Hopefully Insee Daeng helps them on time. Wassana gives support to Chomchai. Suthee (Yaowaret Nisakorn) is Tamrong’s sister. Tamrong fails to catch Insee Daeng. Meuan gets killed by one hitman from the organisation. As the hitman is caught by police inspector, the organisation also shots him to avoid he reveals any information to the police. Veteran comic actor Sithao Petcharoen as a photographer succeeds to take a picture of Insee Daeng without his mask (ชมหน้าอินทรีย์แดง). Insee Daeng fails to take back the film. Rom tries to get it back from the newspapers but Decha steals it first. Chomchai is captured back by Bodam organisation. Rom fails to get the film back from Decha as he is lying mentioning he is part of Bodam. Bodam now thinks Rom could be Insee Daeng as he is putting so much efforts to get back the film. Insee Daeng finally escapes from the ruffians and Daeng meets miss TinYong (Wanna SaengChanThip) from Hong Kong. She tries to persuade him to join Bodam organisation. Finally Insee Daeng steals the film back from Tamrong following a fist fighting. Tamrong suspects Rom could be Insee Daeng as he has many bruises supposed to be due to a fall in the stairs. Rom simulates a love story with TinYong to enter in Bodam organisation's hidden place. Police is warned also. Wassana frees TinYong seen as traitor, Suthee and Chomchai attached to a pile of dynamite. Once again, Insee Daeng helps Tamrong stuck in difficult situations. Once the ruffians are defeated, the corpse of Insee Daeng is found by Tamrong. Of course, it is only a simulacre put in place by Rom to ensure Tamrong stop looking for him.

ปีศาจดำ
ปีศาจดำ

Year: 1966

Thai title: ปีศาจดำ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Chana Sriubon,Taksin Jampol,Anucha Ratanaman,Ruj Ronnapop,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Kingdao Daranee,Kaenjai Meenakanit

Thai movie ปีศาจดำ was released in year 1966. Main actor is Mitr Chaibancha and main actress is Petchara Chaowarat. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 8 minutes sequence remains to be seen at Thai Film Archives. Other actors are Chana Sriubon, Taksin Jampol, Kingdao Daranee, Anucha Ratanaman, Ruj Ronnapop, Kaenjai Meenakanit, Choomporn Theppitak. The 8 minutes sequence is divided into three small films. Two of the 3 small films still feature nice colors. It is out take sequences so scenes that were rejected in final release. Sequences allow to see Choomporn Theppitak fighting with Taksin Jampol, a Black and White scene of a man wearing black clothes and a mask, Mitr Chaibancha talking to เชาวน์ แคล่วคล่อง, Mitr Chaibancha being captured, Ruj - Taksin - Kingdao are seen. A few still pictures showing some sequences are still available.

จ้าวอินทรีย์
จ้าวอินทรีย์

Year: 1968

Thai title: จ้าวอินทรีย์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Adul Dulyarat,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Preeya Roongrueng,Kaenjai Meenakanit

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Insee Daeng is the famous vigilant hero that appears during decade 1960s in Thailand. When Rom wears a red mask, he becomes Insee Daeng. One night, Rom simulates being drunk in a nightclub but Wassana, his girlfriend, is taking care of him. Nobody never thought that Rom, often seen drunk, can be Insee Daeng. They meet influent wealthy man (พ่อเลี้ยง) called Sombun. Following an altercation between Rom and some ruffians, Sombun is found stabbed with a knife featuring a skull pommel. A mysterious organisation signs its crimes with this specific knife. Police inspector Montree and his subordinate Chat are investigating. They are looking for the ruffians and try to catch Saeng, their supposed leader, but he succeeds to flee. At nighttime the mysterious organization also tries to stab the police inspector (สารวัตร) Montree. Chat doesn’t like Insee Daeng but the police inspector Montree admits he is useful for the society (ผิดแต่มีประโยชน์สำหรับสังคม) but his duty is still to catch him. Insee Daeng finds one of the ruffian and follows him to a big house. A mysterious woman is found stabbed there. Chat has a fight there with Insee Daeng but is defeated. Chat believes the murderer is Insee Daeng but mysteriously the body has disappeared. The house is owned by a wealthy man called Thiem. Rom disguises himself as a ruffian named Sing in order to infiltrate the organisation. He found that Thiem is one of the head (นาย) of the ruffians. Sing claims he is coming from the South of Thailand and that he is fleeing the police. Sing accepts to work for Thiem (คนของฉัน). Sing speaks a lot and is not appreciated by other ruffians. A social party is organized. Rom, Wassana and the policemen meet Chamanchai Suk, a powerful businessman. Another businessman is killed during the party. Montree and Chat are captured while trying to catch the killers. Hopefully a mysterious masked heroine frees them on time and gives them the address of a storage place containing heroine. Thiem asks Sing to get back an important letter. He goes there as Insee Daeng and succeeds thanks again to the help of the mysterious masked heroine. Thiem is pleased with Sing and would like him to join (สมาชิก) the mysterious organisation (ชาติชั่ว) called “Dead demon” (ภูตมรณะ). Sing meets Kanda (Preeya Roongrueng), a dangerous beautiful sexy lady working for Thiem. Oh Oh is the big boss but nobody ever saw his face. While visiting ‘Blue Birds’ bar, the two policemen are captured again. Chat shall be drown slowly and Montree’s death shall be disguised as an accidental fall from a building. Hopefully Insee Daeng can help them on time as Sing is now member of the organisation. Finally internal conflicts cause the failure of the organisation. Kanda surrenders to the Police and gives them the address of the hidden lair. The movie ends with various gun fights involving Montree, Chat, Insee Daeng and the ruffians. Oh Oh, who is in fact Chamanchai Suk, is also shot. The mysterious masked heroine is Wassana. The police failed once again to catch Insee Daeng. The movie (Lepso Studio VCD version) has a damaged picture with lack of colors but the Phanmitr DVD version has been remastered so offering a very good quality. It reminds of 1960s decade movies involving mysterious organizations such as James Bond movies with Sean Connery or Fantômas with Jean Marais. There is a very good performance from Mitr Chaibancha as he is playing three roles (Rom, Insee Daeng and Sing). It is a long movie, i.e. around 2h20.

อินทรีทอง
อินทรีทอง

Year: 1970

Thai title: อินทรีทอง
English title: Golden Eagle

Rating: 2/5
Director: Mitr Chaibancha

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Adul Dulyarat,Choomporn Theppitak,Krai Kanchit,Kokheng
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Khomapat Attaya,Yaowaret Nisakorn

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The masked vigilante crimefighter, called Red Eagle is back with Mitr Chaibancha playing the leading role. In this movie several influential people are mysteriously killed when they receive a red ceramic Buddha statue. They died of sudden fear. Somebody is also using Red Eagle identity to commit murders so the hero changes his mask to gold and becomes Golden Eagle. The mysterious organisation wishes to take over Thai government. Golden Eagle is investigating against this mysterious organisation in parallel of the Thai police. Trained in psychic powers by Rasputin, the head of the mysterious organisation kills by beaming his thoughts and visage through red ceramic Buddha statues. He can split himself into three images and can hypnotize remotely. He even put his heart out of his body into a vessel for protection. It is the first movie directed by Mitr Chaibancha. It is also the last movie in which Mitr Chaibancha played. Mitr died after falling from a rope ladder that was dangling from a helicopter. He was only 36 years old. Many Thai theaters paid respect to Mitr Chaibancha before showing "Golden Eagle" movie by placing a Pepsi bottle in front of a picture of the Thai actor. It was said that Mitr Chaibancha liked Pepsi. 40 copies were done for "Golden Eagle" movie as it was the last movie of Mitr Chaibancha. Normally only a few copies were done per movie.

นางสิงห์แก้มแดง
นางสิงห์แก้มแดง

Year: 1983

Thai title: นางสิงห์แก้มแดง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Lak Apichat,Piya Trakulrard
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit

Witaya (Sorapong Chatree) is responsible of the security inside Pa's company. Pa has two daughters, Plaew and Fai. They rob their father's money from a safe and donate (บริจาค) 500 000 baht to a blind pupil school. The two sisters give the money under the father's name (กุศล)! While robbing money, they do wear mask with red cheeks (แก้มแดง). They sign their crime with a name card displaying a lioness logo (นางสิงห์). The father is rich and selfish. He never gives any money to charitable organizations but is very generous with his minor wife (เมียน้อย), Toi. Thep, Toi's brother, is part of the company administration council. Plae is also accepted in the company council. The two sisters steal clothes and personal effects from Vitaya to offer them to a poor school (คนยากคนจร). Another time they steal his BMW car. The two sisters continue to harass him but understand that he is a good man. Meanwhile Thep needs more money as he is gambling a lot. Toi has another boyfriend. As Toi cannot always ask money to Pa, Thep decides to steal money from the company safe and uses the lioness logo to accuse them. As the money is not given to a charitable organization, police and Witaya are puzzled regarding the robbers. The two sisters, as the mysterious lionesses, also make a statement about their innocence. A new exhibition showing old artifacts is organized. Thep and Witaya are responsible of the security. Honor of the company (เสียชื่อ) is engaged so a new robbery cannot happen. Thanks to video surveillance, Thep knows who is hiding behind the lionesses' masks and plans to accuse them about the old artifacts successful robbery. Plaew and her sister are aware of the plan thanks to a hidden microphone. They succeed to get back the artifacts but Thep knows and threatens to announce their real identity to the press. He asks for salacious favor to Plaew, who calls his wife Wilai to join them in order to be safe. Thep wants to marry Plaew and becomes the son-in-law (ลูกเขย). Wilai heards his plans and shares the information with Plaew. Thep is finally caught by the police while trying to rob things (ปล้นสินค้า). Hopefully the video tape has been replaced by Wilai (ทำดีได้ดีทำชั่วได้ชั่ว) so Thep cannot prove his accusations over Plaew and his sister. Pa dumps his minor wife. Witaya knows the lionesses' real identity but keeps the secret as love emerges with Plaew.

อินทรีย์แดง ตอน อินทรีย์ผยอง
อินทรีย์แดง ตอน อินทรีย์ผยอง

Year: 1988

Thai title: อินทรีย์แดง ตอน อินทรีย์ผยอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

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Rhanee (Jarunee Sooksawad) comes back from studying overseas. Her father is dead (it is in fact a picture of Mitr Chaibancha wearing Insee Daeng mask!) since many years but she takes over his duties by punishing and killing bad ruffian heads as a justiciary. Police inspector (สารวัตร) Decha (Sorapong Chatree) is responsible to catch Insee Daeng. Insee Daeng wishes to catch the heads inside the ruffians circle including Suphon (น้าใหญ่) (Kanchit Kwanpracha) and Lak Apichat. Suphon already faced Insee Daeng 20 years ago. Insee Daeng is fast and difficult to catch (มันไหวเหมือนพายุ). Decha uses one of the ruffians head as a bait to catch Insee Daeng. Decha doesn't shoot Insee Daeng as he has plan to use him as a way to reduce bad influence (อิทธิพล). Another trial to catch Insee Daeng by Decha fails. Meanwhile Decha tries also to stop organised mafia but without full success. Rhanee is working for Krissana, owner of insurance company and close friend of police inspector Decha. She takes opportunity to dispatch messages to the police through Krissana. Decha puts police woman Mot to protect Krissana against the mafia but he finally gets kidnapped. A 3M baht ransom is requested. Despite ransom payment, Krissana is still not freed and is tied to a railway path. Insee Daeng threatens a ruffian to get Krissana location. Police is warned and Krissana is released following shootings with ruffians. Insee Daeng succeeds to escape once again despite Mot’s opposition. Ruffians receive a new task to explode a bridge over Chao Praya river. Decha succeeds to put a microphone inside Suphon's home so is aware of their plans. Decha succeeds to neutralize part of the ruffians but Insee Daeng is the one stopping the bombs and killing the leaders. The bridge is safe. The movie ends with a nationalist image on Thai flag. This movie อินทรีผยอง (1988) tries to relaunch Insee Daeng serie but it lacks a good film directing. There is high suspicion that part of the movie has been cut by Lepso. Sorapong plays the police inspector with magnum 357 and dark glasses similar to many other 1980s movies he played in.

อินทรีแดง
อินทรีแดง

Year: 2010

Thai title: อินทรีแดง
English title: The Red Eagle

Rating: 5/5
Director: Wisit Sasanatieng

Main actor: Ananda Everingham
Main actress:

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In 2013 a nuclear plant construction is ongoing in Chumphon. Elections will happen soon. The candidate to be prime minister promises to stop the plant. The Thai society is getting worst and worst with many aggression and drug trafficking. As government cannot stop this, it is time for citizen to handle by themselves. Three years have passed. The nuclear plant construction is almost finished and nuclear opponents have been chased away. Young lady Wassana tries to convince her former boyfriend, now prime minister, to do something but he refuses. He argues that destruction of country side (เสียสละ) is needed for the welfare of the whole country (ประโยชน์ชาติ). He also acknowledges that he lied to be elected. Meanwhile police is investigating on a mysterious man called "Insee Daeng" as a group of drug dealers have been found violently butchered. Insee Daeng also enters in a senator house and kills him violently. The senator was always bringing underage girls to his home. If the Thai police and the law cannot perform properly their duty, then Insee Daeng will have to intervene. Insee Daeng is a modern justiciary hero fighting against corrupted men. A policeman called Chat wishes to catch him. Rom, young man, is “Insee Daeng”. He got a bullet in the brain and needs to take morphine often to ease the pain. Wassana knows him as she helped him to escape before. A mysterious organisation, a group of masked men (การเมืองเลว), want to get rid of Insee Daeng and recruits a dangerous assassin to kill him. Chat, the policeman, is assigned to protect a corrupted businessman. It turns bad in a nightclub. There is impressive shooting in Bangkok, dark and modern city and an epic fight with the assassin on a billboard and inside a department store. On top of this Chat and SAWT forces are chasing him. The corrupted prime minister, who got his campaign paid by the nuclear plant company, needs to prevent any stop of the construction by getting rid of the opponents to the project including his former girlfriend Wassana. Rom and Chat know each other as Rom was previously a policeman but Chat is unaware that Rom and Insee Daeng are the same man. A team of bikers try to kill Wassana but Insee Daeng helps her on time. The prime minister is the head of the cabal. Despite being a violent gory bloody and modern movie, there are still funny moments such as the car chases between a taxi and ice cream motorbike. He needs to finish the job against the Prime Minister and get rid of the punisher (ปีศาจดำ). Through an epic final the punisher is defeated. In Chumphon, the peaceful demonstration is crushed by the police. Wassana is in danger. Can Insee Daeng help her on time? This movie got disillusions at box office with only 13M baht. It was released on October 07 2010, one day before the 40th anniversary of the death of Mitr Chaibancha following the tragic deadly accident in Golden Eagle (อินทรีทอง) movie. It is still unlikely if the second part of the movie will be produced. Wisit Sasanatieng had issues when directing the film as he had to juggle between his artistic wishes and the commercial producer wishes. Some contemporary political elements could easily be interpreted as the movie casts politicians as the villains.



Some crime Thai movies deal about masked heroines.

เห่าดง
เห่าดง

Year: 1958

Thai title: เห่าดง
English title: Hao Dong

Rating: 3/5
Director: Tae Prakardwutthisan

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Lor Tok,Dokdin Kanyaman,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Amara Asavananda,Chosri Misommon,Marasri Bangchang

เห่าดง (Hao Dong) is a 1958 Thai movie by director Thae Pragartvuthisarn. It features famous Thai actor Chaiya Surin (his first movie) and actress Amara Asavananda. Other actors include Lor Tok, Dokdin Kanyaman, Sompong Phonmitr, Chosri Misommon. A remake was released in year 1983 with Sorapong Chatree and Suriwan Suriyong. No extract of the movie is left anymore. But there is still a short 1mn22s sequence from 1958 Thai news showing a huge crowd waiting to see Hao Dong movie. A few still pictures are still available showing Amara Asavananda wearing color Hao Dong costume. It was a big commercial success thanks also to great advertisements including radio, TV, huge billboards up to 12 meters (คัทเอาต์ขนาดยักษ์) of actress Amara Asavananda in popular areas of Bangkok. Three gangs of robbers are bringing trouble in Bangkok. Hao Dong works alone. Hao Dong is a former military (ทหารม้า). He is not a ruthless gangster like the two other groups. Feeling betrayed, the other groups (เล็บเหล็ก, แสงเทียน) wish to get rid of Hao Dong. As he dies, his daughter (Amara Asavananda) takes over. Chaiya is playing a policeman and love will emerge with Amara. The success of movie Hao Dong is due to the presence of 3 famous Thai comic stars (Lor Tok, Dokdin Kanyaman, Sompong Phonmitr). Tae Prakardwutthisan had also the good idea to make a simple but entertaining song to be diffused on radios for movie promotion. It mentions Dokdin as ตัวดำๆ. A movie as that time was always a financial risk due to potential military coup d'etat as it could ruin all investments on a movie. Hao Dong generated 1.3M baht revenue.

สี่คิงส์
สี่คิงส์

Year: 1959

Thai title: สี่คิงส์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Tae Prakardwutthisan

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Dokdin Kanyaman,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sompong Phonmitr,Sawin Sawangrat,Lor Tok
Main actress: Amara Asavananda,Chosri Misommon

สี่คิงส์ or "See King" is a Thai crime movie produced by Tae Prakardwutthisan. The 1959 movie is lost in Thailand but hopefully a 16mm "behind the screen" sequence of 10 minutes is still available. It was given by Tae Prakardwutthisan himself in year 1988 to the Thai Film Archives. Despite using same actors as “Hao Dong” (1956), “See King” movie was not a commercial success. The sequence shows the actors and actresses during the first projection in year 1959. Those actors are Amara Asavananda, Chaiya Suriyun, Dokdin Kanyaman, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Sompong Phonmitr, Sawin Sawangrat, Lor Tok. The movie trailer is also included. A few fights are featured with Chaiya. Dokdin Kanyaman is acting as a journalist. Somphong and veteran comic actress Chosri Misommon (ชูศรี มีสมมนต์) are featured together. Both the main actor and main actress are nice outlaws. Similar as in movie “Hao Dong”, Amara is wearing a mask. The sequence is coming from a DVD that can be bought at Thai Film Archives. The movie advertisement song radio is set as soundtrack (เพลงโฆษณาหนัง) and highlight it is a good movie (สี่คิงส์ หนังดี สี่คิงส์ ยิ่งใหญ่ เด็ดจริง ถึงใจ ใช่ใคร สี่คิงส์). A remake version was released in year 1982 featuring Sorapong Chatree and Naowarat Yooktanun. It was not also a great commercial success.

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).

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).

ยอดต่อยอด
ยอดต่อยอด

Year: 1971

Thai title: ยอดต่อยอด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Choomporn Theppitak,Sawin Sawangrat,Sukon Koewliam,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Kaenjai Meenakanit

Thai movie ยอดต่อยอด was released in year 1971. This movie was released after Mitr Chaibancha’s death. It is a lost movie and only a long trailer, i.e 10mn30s, is left to see. It is in fact a trailer made of remaining parts of the movie 16mm reels. It shows some highlights of the movie. It is one of the last movie released with Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat. The last one was กังหันสวาท in 1974. It features other famous Thai actors / Thai actresses as second roles such as Choomporn Theppitak, Sawin Sawangrat, Kaenjai Meenakanit, Sukon Koewliam, Krai Kanchit. It is difficult to understand the movie as the remaining trailer is a patch of sequences. A masked justiciary is a woman. It looks like Mitr Chaibancha is a cop. Many fist fights, grenade explosions, gun shootings, sexy ladies are featured. The movie includes 3 songs in 35mm as only 35mm format allows having synchronisation of image and sound.

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.

เห่าดง
เห่าดง

Year: 1983

Thai title: เห่าดง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Pipop Pupinyo,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Kowit Wattanakul,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Aranya Namwong,Piathip Kumwong,Mayura Thanabutr

Pleng (เพลิง) and Kam have arguments. Kam complains Pleng is not sincere. Pleng has to choose between being a ruffian (นักเลง, การพนัน) versus being an honest military officer (ยุติธรรม). They break up. The military head, Prachom, promises to help Pleng but this latter refuses due to his strong character (กระดูกแข็ง). Pleng has arguments with a debtor, who insults his mother. He stabs him, flees and quits army. Finally Pleng becomes a ruffian (เสียคน). Pleng is accepted in ruffian team by leader Prayak. Prayak and Chinta (จินดา) have a child called Bayan. Bayan is in fact a child being kidnapped. Prayak and Chinta need to flee the police and go overseas. Pleng promises to take care of Bayan. Many years have passed. Bayan has now grown up and is renamed Prao (พราว). She has learnt fighting skills (การต่อสู้). While doing shopping, a young policeman called Wut (วุฒิ) contacts Prao as Prissana but it is a mistake. But in fact Prao and Prissana are twins (ลูกแฝด)! They were separated 15 years ago following a robbery by Prayak in Prachom’s home. Hao Dong is a mysterious judiciary punishing ruffians and warning police in advance (ผู้หวังดี). Behind it is Pleng, who always felt guilty to have quit the army. During last affair, Pleng gets shot and killed while helping Wut. Prao replaces Pleng as judiciary. She revenges Pleng by putting a bomb in ruffian leader's car. Wut pretends to be Niwat, insurance representative, in order to investigate close to the daughter, Saisree (ไซซี), regarding her father death. Wut suspects Prao to be Hao Dong but proofs are not enough (ตำรวจมีหัวใจเหมือนกัน!). Chita and Phayak come back from overseas to support Prao. Prao still wants to catch the real leader of the mysterious society (วงการ). Saisree is now the head of Chinese style secret society. Saisree asks Wut to lie to Prao and makes her come thanks to a trick. He refuses. Due to Saisree's love towards Wut, the ruffians shot each other. Wut succeeds to escape but Prissana is kidnapped and shall be exchanged with Prao. Wut, the police and Prao storm the ruffians headquarters. Prao is reunited with her parents. A double wedding Prissana / Chao and Prao / Wut can happen. As usual on Thai television programs, bad things are blurred such as smoking a cigarette, alcohol bottle or putting a gun on temple. A first version of movie “เห่าดง” was released in 1958 with leading actress Amara Asavananda. The 1983 version is leading actress Suriwan Suriyong’s first movie. The movie song is "♪จะไปดูหนังไทย บ๊ะ ต้องเห่าดง ดาวดัง สรพงษ์ ผิวคล้ำ นำแสดง สุรีย์วัล สุริยง มาประชันขันแข่ง อรัญญา ก็มา ร่วมกันในเห่าดง♪".



Some crime Thai movies deal about police enquiries on murder. Contemporary themes are still used, i.e. corruption, wrong justice and so on...

รสสวาท
รสสวาท

Year: 1973

Thai title: รสสวาท
English title: Killer in the dark

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Jaising
Main actress: Prim Praphaporn,Christine Hui Saan

Thai movie รสสวาท / Killer in the dark / 奪命客 was released in year 1973. It lasts 1h35mn. The film is still available in German language but it was originally a Thai / Hong Kong co production. A lady called Jenny (Prim Praphaporn) invites a man in her flat to make love. The movie includes very sexy daring scenes that really differ from Thai movies in the 1960s. As those scenes are played by substitutes (heads are never seen), it is probable that the Thai version never included those daring scenes. Jenny has to go back urgently to Thailand as her father just died. Van (Phairoj Jaising), Mr Lee and Linda (มิสซีซาน / Christine Hui Saan) support Jenny during this difficult time. A man kills a prostitute at nighttime with a razor after having made love to her. His face is not seen. Linda is a press reporter so she investigates. While waiting for Linda, Van sees a strange strong man with a chopping knife so he follows him. It seems to be a crazy man and a fighting erupts. Jenny finally accepts the advances of Mr Lee but another man is always peeping at her. Once Mr Lee is gone, Jenny is also killed with a razor blade. Finally police captures the strange strong man but Van doubts he is the killer. Van finds a shirt button in Jenny's room so he believes Mr Lee is the murderer as he finds a shirt with a missing button belonging to Mr Lee. Mr Lee has an alibi. Another woman is killed. Mr Lee goes again with a prostitute and she is found dead again. A button belonging to Mr Lee is again found near the dead body. Mr Lee is arrested this time. While Van is away, the killer tries to get rid of Linda. The killer chases Linda through car and her mini falls in the water. Mr Lee is then released. Police keeps Van's passport as they believe he could be involved also... Van identifies the murderer (Fong Yau) on a photo developed by Linda. The murderer gets the film roll back but kidnaps Linda to exchange her with the photo kept by Van. Chase happens between the murderer, Van, Mr Lee and the police. The final scenes are taking place in Hong Kong in an old World War 2 fort. Van finally saves Linda from the murderer. Worth to note that Phairoj Jaising’s Chinese name is Poon Lok!

สาวแรงสูง
สาวแรงสูง

Year: 1975

Thai title: สาวแรงสูง
English title: Foxy lady

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Tanyarat Lohanan,Runglawan Sripatimakul

A young woman is asking a detective to find back her mother. The detective accepts as her mother has taken care of him when he was a teen. His enquiry leads him to a human trafficking gang.

สยิว
สยิว

Year: 1978

Thai title: สยิว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sor Asanajinda,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang

A policeman and his girl friend are investigating a serial killer stabbing young women and stealing their diamonds jewels.

เตือนใจ
เตือนใจ

Year: 1979

Thai title: เตือนใจ
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Adul Phijit

Main actor: Tuanton Kammeesri,Surasit Sattayawong,Lor Tok,Thep Thienchai
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Aranya Namwong,Monrudee Yamaphai,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng

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Surasit (Surasit Sattayawong) and Ratanaporn (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng) have a teenage daughter called Teuan Jai (Supansa Nuengpirom). New soldiers selection (ทหาร) is happening. Lor Tok is their instructor. Strong regulation (ระเบียบ) is taught to them. Young lady Teuan Jai meets one cadet in the bus while going to university. Monrudee Yamaphai as student is her close friend. Tuanton (Tuanton Kammeesri) is married to Aranya Namwong (เมียตำรวจ). He has often nightmares. He is still a low rank policeman making his wife unhappy about his status. Suphansa receives a love letter from one of the soldier. Finally a group of five young soldiers cadets and five young ladies students including Teuan Jai meet each other. They all go to Pattaya. All boys have same goal to serve their country. There are drunkard ruffians at the street entrance leading to Teuan Jai’s home. Arguments happen with the young soldiers cadets (นักเรียนเป็นทหาร). One evening, Teuan Jai is raped and killed (มนุษย์ใจสัตว์). A wallet is found with prints on it. The police officer Tuanton investigates on the issue. He visits by night the murdering place and the corpse storeroom (ห้องเก็บศพ) to look for evidences. Thep Thienchai is arrested but he is not the culprit. This murder has caused big emotion and Thai police has to broadcast a message encouraging young ladies to wear appropriate clothing. There is a comparison of young Thai people doing sacrifice to become soldiers and other young people behaving very badly. People having usefulness for the country versus people being a burden. Finally the policeman catches the killer thanks to scratches proofs in his shoulder. As he refuses to acknowledge the murder despite proofs found, the policeman has to force him by using some beatings. Tuanton is finally expelled from the police. This movie is based on a real story, which happened in 1961, where a group of hooligans raped and killed a young student called Teuan Jai PhuangNak. The DVD lasts 1h32mn but the original film is longer. The movie director is Adul Phijit (อดุล พิจิตต์).

นวลฉวี
นวลฉวี

Year: 1985

Thai title: นวลฉวี
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak,Krailat Kriengkrai,Somsak Chaisongkram,Sompong Phonmitr,Somkuan Krajangsat
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Sarinthip Siriwan,Wiyada Umarin

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Thai movie นวลฉวี was released in year 1985 and lasts 1h56mn. It has received three Thai awards. Somsak Chaisongkram and two other men carry a dead body at nighttime. Utit (Apichat Halamjiak) is waiting for them and they take the body away by car. On the following day, Sompong Phonmitr finds a woman body floating in the river. It makes news headlines. The body is identified to be a nurse called Nuan Chawee (Sinjai Hongthai). This movie deals about the police enquiry to find who has killed the nurse. Utit (Apichat Halamjiak) is her husband, a doctor, and is claiming her dead body. Utit is interrogated by police. นาย Cheut and his wife, also a nurse, are suspected. Tuwit (Krailat Kriengkrai) is suspected as he used to love Nuan but as this love was not reciprocal, he married another lady. The movie has flashbacks between the investigation and Nuan’s story. Nuan and the doctor met each other in the hospital. Nuan fell in love with him and accepted to become his girlfriend. The doctor was going to be sent to Lampang. Nuan was waiting eagerly for the doctor to be back. Nuan presented her father (Somkuan Krajangsat) to doctor Utit as she hoped Utit would ask her hand for wedding. The love was not shared. Utit started to be fed up with Nuan (รำคาญ). Nuan was upset. Fed up by the doctor's lack of responsibility (ไม่ยอมรับผิดชอบ), she threatened to shoot him if he didn't marry. Under pressure, doctor Utit accepted. But the doctor’s mother (Sarinthip Siriwan) refused to accept Nuan. Nuan and her father complained to the hospital’s director. It caused Utit to be very upset and he hit Nuan. Nuan saw doctor Utit with another girl (Wiyada Umarin). Two brothers were involved in the murder. As Nuan learnt Utit had also married Umarin 6 days after her, she threatened the doctor to go to justice. Utit was fed up with Nuan as she could really mess up his future and position in the society. Wiyada saw her a competitor. So everything was in place to get rid of Nuan and to kill her with the help of the local undertaker (สัปเหร่อ) Somsak and the two brothers as intermediates. Wiyada and doctor Utit finally recognize their culpability. It is based on a real story, which happened in year 1959.

ฆ่าด้วยเสน่หา
ฆ่าด้วยเสน่หา

Year: 1987

Thai title: ฆ่าด้วยเสน่หา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon

One night a woman is killed and her body is chopped in several pieces. A policeman is investigating the woman's life in order to find the culprit.

นายซีอุย แซ่อึ้ง
นายซีอุย แซ่อึ้ง

Year: 1991

Thai title: นายซีอุย แซ่อึ้ง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

Zee Oui is a Chinese emigrant looking for work in Thailand. He is coming after World War II and faces harsch discrimination from his Thai coworkers as he doesn't understand and speak well Thai. So he always has to change job. He is working hard but fails to gain enough money. He has psychic problems due to the Chinese-Japan war atrocities. He is not able to have a normal relationship with a woman. He believes that eating soup with human heart will give him supernatural power to face his nasty Thai colleagues. He then killed and raped a few Thai children in order to get their heart and liver to prepare his 'special' soup. Parents all over Thailand are worried and police is doing the enquiry to catch the children killer. Zee Oui starts to kill 3 girls in 1954 but always flee to another province after committing a crime. It takes four years for the police to catch him. He was then judged and sentenced to death. This movie are received four Thai film awards (รางวัลตุ๊กตาทอง). Three movies have been shot regarding Zee Oui's life (1984, 1991, 2004). It is based on a real story. The real Zee Oui now resides in a mummified state on display in Bangkok's Museum of Forensic Medicine.

ศยามล
ศยามล

Year: 1995

Thai title: ศยามล
English title: Syamol

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Johnny Enfone
Main actress:

One night a woman is killed. Even if it seems to be a theft issue, the police will enquiry to find who has really killed the woman.

เชอรี่แอน
เชอรี่แอน

Year: 2001

Thai title: เชอรี่แอน
English title: Sherry Ann

Rating: 4/5
Director: Charoon Wattanasin

Main actor:
Main actress: Penpak Sirikul

A few years ago, the Supreme Court found four construction workers innocent of the Sherry Ann Duncan murder case (1986) after they had already spent several years in jail. One died in captivity, while another was crippled as a result of the police interrogation that forced the confessions. The four were arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment by the criminal court, on the basis of police evidence. Years later, a new investigation team reopened the case at the request of the victim's boyfriend. New suspects were arrested, who were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Supreme Court. But no police investigators have been punished for the fake evidence that wrongly put the four construction workers behind bars. This movie relates this story.

คืนบาป พรหมพิราม
คืนบาป พรหมพิราม

Year: 2003

Thai title: คืนบาป พรหมพิราม
English title: Macabre case of Prom Pi Ram

Rating: 4/5
Director: Manop Udomdej

Main actor: Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress:

In year 1977, around 30 males reportedly raped a woman until she died. She had been kicked off her train at Phrom Phiram short of her intended stop for not having a ticket. This movie relates this story and the police enquiry to find the culprits. Local politicians had interfered with the judicial process after the crime. This action raises the inequality facing women in Thai society, especially when they are crime victims. The film's co-producer is ChatriChalerm Yukol. Manop Udomdej started working on his project after he read a book based on the tragedy written by investigative journalist Santi Sawetwimol, who uncovered details about the case that local authorities had tried to cover up.

ซีอุย
ซีอุย

Year: 2004

Thai title: ซีอุย
English title: Zee Oui

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich
Main actress:

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Zee Oui is a Chinese emigrant looking for work in Thailand. He is coming just after World War II and faces harsch discrimination from his Thai coworkers. He is working hard but fails to gain enough money. He is sick having tuberculosis. He decides to go back to China. Being very sick, he loses his mind and remembers the time when his mother cured him with a soup containing a heart extracted from an executed prisoner. He then killed a few Thai children in order to drink a similar soup. Police and two journalists are doing the enquiry to catch the children killer.

สุริยะฆาต
สุริยะฆาต

Year: 2004

Thai title: สุริยะฆาต
English title: Curse of the sun

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

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This B-grade Thai movie is about supernatural events happening during an eclipse. A rich heiress, Jiratikan , is shot and her boyfriend has a deadly car accident during the eclipse. Her brother in law planed to get rid of Jiratikan to get her money and so engaged a black magic sorcerer. This latter uses dead men and transform them into zombies to try to kill Jiratikan . He even uses Jiratikan 's dead boyfriend. Hopefully, a young policeman is here to protect Jiratikan and investigates on these mysterious assassination attempts.

ถอดรหัสวิญญาณ
ถอดรหัสวิญญาณ

Year: 2008

Thai title: ถอดรหัสวิญญาณ
English title: Soul's code

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

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A naked female corpse is found with her hands and feet tied using a monk's robe. A police team leaded by two inspectors is doing the enquiry. They get help from the girl's soul that provides clues and hints through supernatural events. Suspects range from an ex boyfriend and a mafia kingpin.



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