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Starring: Pimpan Chalayyanacupt, Sittha Loetsrimongkol
Director: Chanintorn Muengsuwan
Rating: PG
Year Made: 2006


VCD Format (2 Discs)
Subtitles: English & Chinese
Running Time: 1 hr 28 mins
Distributor: InnoForm Media



A group of teenagers embark on a treacherous journey by hot air balloon into the deepest, darkest depths of the Thai rainforest in search of their friend Pana, an avid filmmaker and conservationist who has mysteriously gone missing. A storm rips through the balloon forcing it to make a crash landing in the middle of the rainforest. With the storm raging around them, the group decides to take cover inside what appears to be an abandoned cave. Unbeknownst to them, the cave hides a terrible secret. It is the lair of a giant snake that doesn't take kindly to trespassers. One by one, the giant reptile devours the unsuspecting intruders, gorging itself on their fresh and tasty meat. Will any of them survive the terror of "Boa"?


“Anacondas” might be your first impression of “Boa” when you chanced upon the cover. Put the issue of the cheesy cover aside, before you slot this disc to your player, I suggest you discard any thoughts of Boa’s counterpart in the west and see what the Thai filmmakers have to offer.

The story is simple and predictable enough. A group of teenagers (you don’t get adults nowadays, perhaps it’s cheaper to hire youngsters) decides to venture into a dense rainforest in search of their lost friend but ended up encountering a huge snake devouring them one after another. The latter I suppose summarises the whole movie. Our main lead, let’s called it the huge snake appears at the 30 minutes mark.

Unfortunately, instead of scaring you off, the poorly rendered CG reptilian slide it’s way on land and water liked an actor who has yet honed his skills. It’s a pity since this Thai production boasts excellent exotic location with lush forests and rivers, a la the Amazon.

Although the CG effects are a stark contrast to Hollywood, one still got to take their hats off the Thai for their brave attempt in exploring various genres.

Our generation of moviegoers might shoo “Boa” off but consider playing this disc for your parents, you might have a different perspective of things.


Review by Linus Tee


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. The Banquet

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. My Name Is Fame

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. Lizard Woman

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. Chai-Lai Angels

. Helen the Baby Fox

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. Beautiful, Wonderful, Perfect

. Hit Man



This review is made possible with the kind support from InnoForm


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