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Release Date:
1 April 2004 (Thailand) See more »
In 2005, Bangkok begins the second phase of building their city subway system. But they accidentally discover something more... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Mythical beast or flying turkey? See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)
Sornram Theppitak ... Tan
Sara Legge ... Leena
Dan Fraser ... Tim
Chalad Na Songkhla ... Krai
Yanee Tramoth ... Wichai (as Yani Tramod)
Phairote Sangwaribut ... Tan's Boss

Directed by
Monthon Arayangkoon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Monthon Arayangkoon 

Produced by
Monthon Arayangkoon .... producer
Pawinee Wichayapongkul .... producer
Cinematography by
Jiradeht Samnansanor 
Film Editing by
Monthon Arayangkoon 
Sound Department
Peter 'Duck' McDonald .... sound mixer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Paksa wayu" - Thailand (original title)
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115 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

The title 'Garuda' refers to a mythical being with the body of a man and the head and wings of a bird. In Hindu mythology, the king of the Garudas became the ride of the God Vishnu.See more »
Revealing mistakes: (at around 1h 9 mins) Thai special ops member Wit starts to turn his head and body before the Garuda creature makes contact with him.See more »


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Mythical beast or flying turkey?, 18 June 2006
Author: chrisfowler from United Kingdom

A huge part-mythical part-prehistoric beast with a beak and feathered wings is unearthed during the construction of the Bangkok subway, and although the feisty heroine who shares a bond with it is the subject of an interesting subplot concerning Thai racism, this is a pretty disappointing monster-on-the-loose pic that only picks up in its climactic battle with the army. Flashy edits and lighting effects can't sort out the bad pacing or the pantomime acting from the male leads.

Still, you want to give this first Thai monster movie goodwill points for coming up with a new beast, even if he does look like a mutant parrot and is given nothing to do except scream and stomp about.

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