Mongkol Cinema Company Limited (Thailand)

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Background: Mongkol Cinema Company Limited (บริษัท มงคลภาพยนตร์ จำกัด)is a Thai motion picture production and distribution company. It is the leading movie company in Thailand, ahead of GMM Grammy's GMM Tai Hub, Five Star Production and RS Film. The company is privately owned and run by its founder and chief executive, Somsak Techaratanaprasert, who is also known as "Sia Jiang". The company's films include the international hit martial arts films, Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom-Yum-Goong and Chai Lai, and the Nak animated movie, as well as recent romantic comedy hit drama film First Love. It distributes foreign films in Thailand through its Mongkol Major distribution company.

Sahamongkolfilm Co., Ltd.


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Logo: On a black background, a star draws an "SM". The line then explodes, forming a leaf with Buddha sitting over it, the Thai name of the company, and the words "SAHA MONGKOL FILM CO. LTD.".

FX/SFX: The star drawing, the line exploding, the logo forming.

Music/Sounds: A one-note piano tune which sounds like it came from a keyboard.

Availability: Seen on the Thai dub of Maximum Overdrive.

Editor’s Note:The logo is a whole ripoff of theAtlantic Releasing Corporationlogo.

Mongkol Cinema Company Limited

1st Logo

Mongkol Cinema Company Limited (1980's)
Nicknames: "SM"

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX:All in Scanimation, which look pretty good.

Music/Sounds: A sooth triumphant fanfare that ends suddenly.

Availability: Seen on some movies during the 1980's.

Editor’s Note: None.

2nd Logo

Mongkol Cinema Company Limited (1990's)
Nicknames: "SM II", "CGI SM"

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX:An excellent placeholder for the best CGI logo.

Music/Sounds: An electronic rendition of the first logo, complete with electronic whooshes, crashes and explosions. The music ends not that suddenly.

Availability: Seen on some movies during the 1990's.

Editor’s Note: None.