Thursday, February 25, 2016

On DVD: The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour (Onthakan, อนธการ), indie director Anucha Boonyawatana's much-acclaimed gay murder mystery, is due for release on DVD and streaming platforms on March 8 in the U.S., where Strand Releasing picked up the rights.

And Strand had three copies of the DVD to give away. And they were quickly snapped up.

Here's more about it from Strand Releasing:

The Blue Hour is a sexy supernatural love story about a bullied loner, Tam, who finds solace in the arms of Phum, a boy he meets at a haunted swimming pool. Phum reveals that his family’s land has been stolen and the newfound lovers imagine a perfect life together on the disputed land. Haunted by a ghostly presence, Tam struggles to stay connected to reality. An official selection of the Berlin International Film Festival, The Blue Hour is a dark atmospheric tale of love and distress.

I thought it was pretty good, and included The Blue Hour among the best Thai films I saw last year.

There's a trailer, embedded below.


  1. I'm glad you liked it. I thought the film struggled to stay connected to reality. I see My Hero is up for several awards later this month. A far better film - Ian

  2. Suppose I should mention The Blue Hour is now out on DVD in Thailand, in a nice package with lots of extras, including director's commentary and the original score. However, no English subs, which pretty much goes without saying. It's available at Lido DVD shop.


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