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The Legend of Suriyothai (Thailand/Siam)

Postby JPinoy » Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:45 pm

I found clips from what seems to be a great looking Thai film called "The Legend of Suriyothai". It's set around 1548, during a war between Siam and Burma.

Suriyothai was a Siamese queen who broke tradition and fought alongside her kindom's army when the Burmese invaded Siam.

Siamese Mumakil.... err, War Elephants.
http://www.mov99.com/daxia/050411/LEGEND4.jpg

A figurine based on the Siamese soldiers in the movie.
http://home.worldlink.com.au/appleserv/ ... s/Doll.jpg

Anyway, here's clip.

Looks like we can use those wide-brim helmets from KK1 to make Siamese troops! :D

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Postby Stone Goblin » Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:42 am

I might have seen that movie, if I can remember.

I agree, you could use those Engilsh wide brim helmets to match these troops or at least some of them.

Is that a wizard's hat on the guy riding the elephant. Sure looks like one. :wink:
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Postby JPinoy » Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:24 am

Just updating this thread with a more reliable video-hosting site... YouTube.

This is the trailer for the movie..

THE LEGEND OF SURIYOTHAI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpWYEBRcYQs
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Postby kelderic » Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:43 pm

This seems to be an oriental version of Joan of Arc. Still, it looks like it might be good.

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Postby JPinoy » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:34 pm

kelderic wrote:This seems to be an oriental version of Joan of Arc. Still, it looks like it might be good.

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Aye, you can describe it as that. But this IS Thai history. Also found a kind of "follow up" movie made by the same company and using the same costumes and etc. called King Naresuan.

BTW, the Thai Royal Family backs these movies financially. It shows their family history as well as the history of the nation and people.

King Naresuan trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgaUG4xgNfI
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Postby kelderic » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:21 pm

JPinoy wrote:
kelderic wrote:This seems to be an oriental version of Joan of Arc. Still, it looks like it might be good.

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Aye, you can describe it as that. But this IS Thai history.


Joan of Arc IS French history.

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Postby JPinoy » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:31 pm

Yeah, but Joan was never crowned Queen.

Besides, they have Mumakil... err... War Elephants on this one instead of French Knights/cavalry.
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