Today I went to watch the movie "Dek hor" at Major Cineplex Central World Plaza. This is my second time watching this movie after its nationwide release 2 weeks ago. Well, I couldn’t recall the last time I watched the same movie twice in the theater. In fact, I am not sure if it has ever happened. However, this time is special because it’s a viewing session with the director (Songyos "Yong" Sukmakanan) and the leading casts of the movie (Charlie "Nak" Trairat and Sirachuch "Michael" Chienthaworn.) The event was held by "Fan-chan Fan Club." I wouldn’t miss a chance to meet and greet with them and got their autographs as a memorabilia.
I had a chance to discuss some points of the movie with the director. I asked him whether there would be the director’s cut or extended edition of this movie. The director assured me that the theatrical cut is the best version. However, he said that there were a plenty of deleted scenes that would be available in DVD which is scheduled to be locally released within 4 months. There would definitely be the director’s commentary track available for those who want to understand the thought of the director scene by scene. Moreover, the director informed me that there is a discussion going on for the cast’s commentary track but that is yet to be confirmed.
Watching this movie for the second time after knowing the change of genres is a totally different cinematic experience. I felt like watching a new movie. Of course, there was no more surprises and scary moments. Instead of those, I could focus on the fine elements of the movie. Upon close notice, I realized that each scene is well composed; the sight and sound goes along perfectly. There are always some reasons behind every shots. The choice of the inserted songs and ending theme is appropriate. Even though some inconsistencies in the movie could be spotted, it could be easily ignored by the profound story of estranged friendship and redemption. An unexpectedly good acting of young actors is also certainly impressive. I am sure that a rising star is born.
P.S. Read my previous review of "Dek hor" here.
P.P.S. In order to celebrate 50 Million Baht gross domestic box-office income of the movie, there is a special promotional clip available for viewing at the official website of the movie. The clip contains never-before-seen behind the scene footage with hilarious puns (in Thai.) I really like the last scene subtitling in Thai as "(Brokeback Mountain) Boy." Well, the producer of this clip is undoubtedly up-to-date with the most controversial Hollywood movie of the year that missed the OSCAR. You may download the clip here. (The link will be available until it is taken off by the official website.)