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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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"Garuda" unfortunately loses a lot in the translation ................ 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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Also Known As:
"Paksa wayu" - Thailand (original title)
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115 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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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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"Garuda" unfortunately loses a lot in the translation ................, 10 February 2010
Author: merklekranz from United States

This reawakened flying monster movie is partially ruined by the unbelievably corny translation from Thai to English. The dubbing approaches comic strip dialog and while unintentionally humorous, is a distraction from the sometimes impressive visuals. The set up is pretty good, with a scientist uncovering a claw from an unknown creature in the Pakistani desert. Shifting forward in time, a tunneling operation in downtown Bankok, breaks into a cavern that contains an entire hibernating Garuda. From here on it's the standard military vs. monster flick. The best part of the film takes place after the Garuda escapes the underground, and wrecks havoc throughout the city. "Q The Winged Serpent" is a better flying monster film, but Garuda has it's moments. - MERK

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