Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Kru, Chantui, Nah, Ladah, Bimbo the Monkey
Directors: Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper
Genres: Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama, Educational
The lost masterpiece by the makers of "King Kong," Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's "Chang" is available for the first time in over 45 years. Shot entirely in Siam, the film tells the story of a farmer and his f... more »
Wonderful story, ethnographic detail
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the dvd to show to students -- it's full of wonderful details for folks interested in the history and way-of-life of villagers in 1920s Laos/Siam. The extras and commentary make for a fascinating history of Hollywood and American cultural penetration into Southeast Asia, as well. But ultimately it's the strong plot and amazing camera work that holds your attention. A great film. Not for lovers of happy animals, though. They kill plenty of them."
& then mr cooper said: "if you think elephants are big, wait
Jonathan Lapin | Brooklyn, NY USA | 05/04/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"any fans of "king kong" (the real one, not the retreads) will be interested in this earlier merian c cooper movie, set in the jungles of then-siam, where a family learns to deal with the forces of nature, most notably an invading herd of elephants. short and involving, and fascinating as an early docudrama. also there is an interesting new musical score by thai musicians fongnam that id be tempted to buy on cd. still tho the main reason to see this is as a precursor to the skull island sequences of 5 years later.