Tears of the Black Tiger

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TEARS OF THE BLACK TIGER takes a journey back to a lost past the heroic years of Thai genre cinema when influences from Hollywood and everywhere else were subsumed into rollicking Thai melodramas for an audience of avid fans. Sasanatieng s film is a brilliant pastiche of vanished themes styles and characters almost all of them easily recognizable as variants on the prototypes from other popular cinemas. But the film s project is not simply nostalgic. Sasanatieng uses the tricks and tropes of film style from the 1960 s- iris shots wipes obvious back-projection but combines them with a startling modernist approach to color and storytelling. The result is not only unique in Thai cinema but also an entirely new way of looking at genre entertainment.TEARS OF THE BLACK TIGER offers nostalgia as future shock.When Dum a young peasant boy falls in love with Rumpoey the daughter of a wealthy family they vow that whatever happens they will one day be together. When they meet again ten years later their rekindled passion is thwarted by the murder of Dum s father by outlaws and by Rumpoey s betrothal to a smooth-talking police captain. Dum soon transforms himself into the gunslinging bandit Black Tiger in order to infiltrate the gang who murdered his father. Fate will reunite the lovers one more time but will they be able to continue their romance? Or will tragedy strike again?. Format: DVD MOVIE. Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE. Rating: NR. Age: 876964000673. UPC: 876964000673. Manufacturer No: 10067

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Studio Magnolia Pict Hm Ent
SKU 204106528
UPC 876964000673
UPC 14 00876964000673
Format DVD
Release Date 10/1/2014
Actors
Name Ngamsan,Chartchai
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Cast & Crew
Akradech Kaew Kotr - Art Director
Amornbhong Methakunavudh - Original Music By
Chartchai Ngamsan - Actor
Dusanee Puinongpho - Editor
Folmer Wiesinger - Editor
Nattawut Kittikhun - Cinematographer
Nonzee Nimibutr - Producer
Pracha Maleenont - Executive Producer
Rach-chanon Khayannagan - Art Director
Stella Malucchi - Actor
Supakorn Kitsuwon - Actor
Suwinit Panjamawat - Actor
Wisit Sasanatieng - Director
Wisit Sasanatieng - Writer
Reviews
ReviewSource The Guardian
Review You've heard of the spaghetti western - this is the stir-fry horse opera. Here's the uproarious high-camp cowboy drama from Thailand that wowed us all at Cannes. It's bizarrely stylised, boasting melodramatic over-acting, giant emotional close-ups, screechingly villainous laughter, with tense stand-offs and gory shoot-outs borrowed from Peckinpah and Leone. The whole thing looks like a silent movie with spoken dialogue, and the super-saturated colour tones and cheekily obvious sets make it look like an old black-and-white movie that's been "colorized" for American TV...Director Wisit Sartsanatieng assures us it's a pastiche of Thai western styles. Most of us will have to take his word for that; often it just looks like it's in a barking world of its own...It's got a weird charm, but it needs a loudly enthusiastic audience to keep it galloping along.
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Reviewer Peter Bradshaw
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review A high-flung, operatically stylized Thai melodrama bathed in lurid, over-saturated colors, cartoonish violence and hothouse emotions, Tears of the Black Tiger is the epitome of a guilty pleasure--a kitsch extravaganza that evokes the films of Sergio Leone, Sam Peckinpah, and Douglas Sirk, often simultaneously. Six years after it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Wisit Sasanatieng's loving tribute to the Thai genre flicks of the Sixties and Seventies finally arrives in U.S. theaters, freed from the Miramax vaults, where it's been gathering dust since 2001. Although its excessive running time and deliberate pacing sap the film's narrative energy, the sheer camp bravado of Tears of the Black Tiger makes it a prime candidate for cult film status.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Tim Knight
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, English, Dubbed
Product Attributes
Actor Ngamsan,Chartchai
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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David Edelstein, New York Magazine A delirium-inducing jaw-dropper! Is it possible to evoke this movie without invoking two dozen exclamation points?
Jay Carr, AM New York So retro it's cutting edge. It's all trippy, kicky, cheesy, delirious fun.
Nathan Lee, The Village Voice A super-duper meta-movie! A delightfully unabashed affair that's electrifying from frame one.
Richard Brody, The New Yorker A joyful, exuberantly stylized hybrid of family saga, crime thriller, soap opera and Western adventure.
Simon Dumenco, Very Short List It's a visual riot. A joyfully, ingeniously convoluted thrill ride.

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