Cancer kills the legendary film director Sompho Saengduanchai at the age of 80.

Somphot Sangduenchai is a famous director. Legendary film makers Hanuman meets 7 superhuman and chaeng temple giant meets Jumbo A. Died of cancer at the age of 80

Yesterday (Aug 26), the Thai Film Archive’s Facebook fan page posted pictures and messages of condolences to Sompho Saengduenchai, Thai film director. The owner of the nickname of the godfather of special effects in Thailand. Died in the middle of the night on August 25 from cancer at the age of 80.

By Facebook fan page, Thai Film Archive has posted a picture with a message stating that “The Film Archive would like to mourn the passing of Sompho Saengduenchai, an important Thai film director, who is nicknamed “Godfather of Superman”. Special Effects in Thailand”

Somphothi began to be seriously involved in the film industry in 1962, while working in the film department of the Government Savings Bank at the age of 20, received a scholarship from the agency to do an internship at the Toho Studio. famous Japanese cinema And has worked with important people such as Akira Kurosawa, Hiroshi Inagaki, Toshiro Mifune, and most importantly, Eiji Tsuburaya, head of the technical department. special of the studio Godzilla creator This gave Sombodhi the opportunity to learn many special techniques and to gain respect for Eiji Tsuburaya as an important teacher of life.

In 1963, Eiji Tsuburaya founded his own company. and later started a project to build Ultraman by the team sent a draft of the characteristics Ultraman comes in many options. One of them is a model developed from the image of Phra Attharot. Buddha image in the posture of opening the world of Wat Mahathat which Somphot brought to see, which eventually became the real prototype of Ultraman, designed by Toru Narita, art director of Toho Studio.

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when returning from Japan Somphodhi founded Chaiyo Films Company and began making films based on what he learned from Japan, the first being Tha Tien in 1973. He then invested in Tsuburaya Productions to produce two films. namely, Yak Wat Chaeng Phop Jumbo A (1974) and Hanuman Phop 7 Yod Man (1974), the latter of which was very successful in both domestic and international income. as well as being declared a national film heritage by the Film Archive in 2012

Somphodhi’s subsequent filmmaking works still emphasize the strengths of special techniques. and most of them have been mixed with Thai literature such as Khaki (1980) Kraigold (1980) Phra Rot Maree (1981) Khun Chang Khun Phaen When defeating the Crocodile Ten Khwaad (1982), the Battle of Kumphakarn (1984), etc.

Somphot Saengduenchai passed away in the middle of the night at the age of 80 years. And join us here in remembrance of a filmmaker with great imagination and dreams.”


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