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February 01, 2007

Lady Look-Tung

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This DVD got trapped in my Macbook. I figured that the best thing to do would be to post some screen shots before going on hiatus while my laptop is in the shop. Playing the young "folk singer" is Suleeporn Tuntrakool. The film came out in 2004. I need someone to give me a transliteration of the director's name as certain information on the film is in Thai script only. The cost of the DVD was 59 Thai baht, or $1.65 in US dollars. I guess I got my money's worth. Look-tung, also known as luktung, is a form of Thai regional music. While called "folk music' in the film, it is different from the music westerners would associate with that term. I had my own experience seeing a variation of this kind of music when I visited an Akha village in Northern Thailand last month.

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Posted by peter at February 1, 2007 08:21 AM

Comments

Subtitles?

Then again, with great luk thung music, who cares?

Do you have a region-coding workaround for your Mac? A friend from the States has only just now experienced the pain of not being able to view Region 3 discs?

Posted by: Curtis at February 2, 2007 02:09 AM

This was a region free DVD disc. I also have a region free player that I usually use. The guys at the Chiang Mai Apple Centre freed the disc from my laptop.

Posted by: Peter Nellhaus at February 2, 2007 08:35 AM

>Do you have a region-coding workaround for your Mac? A friend from the States has only just now experienced the pain of not being able to view Region 3 discs?

Check www.versiontracker.com for free-ware or shareware video players for OS X.
Most will not work as smooth (start on insert, etc.) as the "in-build" program, but they won't ask you to change your region code.

I have an iBook from Australia, but being an German with a Korean wife currently working in Thailand - and trying to watch DVDs from everywhere - I know the hassle.

Posted by: Daniel Langner at February 2, 2007 10:03 AM