Director: Sutat Intaranupakorn
Starring: Winai Kraibutr, Champagne X, Chutima Every, Wannasa Thomgwiset
Time: 91 minutes
One would like to say with a wink and a nod that the abysmal filmmaking and truly bizarre plot of this film is simply paying homage to the sci-fi/fantasy/monster films of the 1950s (the original of this film made then as well), but somehow I dont think that is the case. This is just an amazingly weird and poorly made film that at some point actually becomes fairly entertaining for just those qualities. I mean how can some of the stuff that goes on here not bring a smile to ones jaded face. This is sort of Creature from the Black Lagoon meets Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice with some very strange sexual couplings taking place. I suppose one should just accept a lot of this on face value since the film is based on a legend written up by King Rama II (1768 1824) no different than Jason and the Argonauts but to the best of my recollection Jason never had intimate relations with the fleece.
Krai Thong shows up to rescue his honey but first stops to have a shag with one of the croc hotties I am not sure I can entirely blame him. All this is kind of fun but executed very poorly every fight scene is shakey hand held camera and speeded up the acting is wooden the comic relief is painful the crowd scenes are idiotic - the reaction shots are laughable - and the dialogue is ridiculous but its not every day that you find yourself thinking I wonder where I could meet a cute croc like that. Today the cave has become a tourist stop and it has statues of Krai Thong and Chalawan (the crocodile) in front of the entrance. Last seen the crocodettes were working in a Bangkok go-go bar.
The film is on DVD with English subs from Winson.
My rating for this film: 5.0