Monday 16 April 2012
Hahaha, oh mein gott!!! An ebay seller is charging 300 dollars for three small lobby cards from a film he sells off as the Indonesian SNAKE QUEEN (starring Suzzanna) and his entire plot description is of the Indo film... B-U-T... his lobby cards are from an entirely different movie!!! Hahahaha. They're from a HK/Thai film of the same English title!!!
The Indo film is directed by Sisworo Gautama Putra. This joker's lobby cards clearly list a Snan Charussilp as the director, and the actors' names all seem to be Thai.
However... after having laughed at the eBay seller... (I know-I know, don't tell me, it's not nice laughing at people but 300 dollars for three small lobby cards and a seller who can't even be arsed to check the bloody movie the cards are from deserves to be laughed at. What a fucking ripoff!!!)... I must admit I'm very curious about the HK/Thai film now. I have NEVER heard of it!!! Do any of you out there in Cyberspace know this film?? Has it been released to home-cinema at any stage???
PS: notice the huge spelling mistake on all three cards: Eastman "coulor".
James Marshall in Thailand sent me this scan of what is most likely a Taiwanese poster for the film!
And I've just discovered there's a Hong Kong Movie Data Base listing for the film:
Snake Queen (1974)
Director: Choi Sai-Nam
Producer: Chan Leung-Kai
June Chan Kei
Production Company: Great China Film Company H. K.
Production Manager: Wong Kai-Chun
Presenter: Ting Hui-Kuen
Note : 1974 is an estimated year.
And here are the full credit list from the lobby cards (none of the names actually appear to be the same!):
Main actor: Chaiya Suriyan
Main Actress: Aranya Namwong
Producer and director: Snan Charussilp
Snansilp Film Production
Distribution: Great China Film Co. (H.K.)
(236 Nathan Road B/F Front Block Kowloon, Hong Kong)
And finally, there's also an entry at the Hong Kong Film Archive but altho many of their films are listed in both English and Chinese this one is only listed in Chinese. And sadly the online translator tool I used just wasn't very good.
Posted by Jack J at 2:21 pm