Where to get Pen-Ek DVDs? - November 20, 2003
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang is a sophisticated director who makes quirky, often
surrealistic films about modern Thai people living isolated lives
in the big city. Most of his work is internationally acclaimed, which
means it is usually not popular with Thai audiences. JF asks where
to get DVDs of Pen-Ek Ratanaruang movies (genuine copies, if possible),
especially Last Life in the Universe and Monrak Transistor:
JF writes: I did a survey just now. I walked and checked all the
pirated DVD shops on Silom from Rama IV until the Christian hospital
(on the Patpong side only). My findings:
-The worst answer: I waited for almost 10 minutes without the shop
owners paying attention to me while they were selling to a Montana
guy buying a truck load of DVDs. I walked away.
-The best answer: Will be available next week.
-The average answer: What is that movie? It's Thai movie? What's the
name in Thai?
Guess that it's a case of a good movie released at the wrong place,
wrong time... On the Last
Life website you can download nice wallpapers...
BTW: Here's an interview
2Bangkok.com did with Pen-Ek when he was having his first local success
with the film Fun Bar Karaoke.
- The little people are corrupt
- Helping the rice farmers
- Do you know how to live?
- Thailand caught in the middle
- Help out or win out?
- Words won’t stop the attack
- While keeping a votive tablet in the mouth
- Profiting from being military
- We will straighten this out
- Suriya chemical is the most dangerous
- The chicken farmer and the monkey