Thursday, January 17, 2008

Video: Kiss My Snake

Kiss My Snake is a 2007 documentary film directed by Tom Tavee in the tiny Northeastern Thailand village of Ban Kok Sa-Nga, home to a group of people who call themselves the King Cobra Snake Boxers, who put on tourist shows in which they engage in the art of snake boxing. There's also dancing with pythons, cobra kissing, as the title implies, and even putting the poisonous snakes in their mouth.

Here's one reviewer's take on the film:

Hundreds of miles away from Bangkok, in the remote wilds of Thailand, lies the small village of Ban Kok Sa-Nga. With a population of 655, one wouldn't think that the craziest dudes on the planet live there. But they do, and they're called King Cobra Snake Boxers. That's right, King Cobra Snake Boxers. Don't let the fact that the name sounds like a basketball team from a community college's intramural sports league deter you from the truth: these Thai guys bring it.

Thank you director Tom Tavee for bringing me this look into the world of King Cobra Snake Boxing. To think that I was living my life without knowing that a paltry thousands and thousands of miles away there was a guy putting an 18 foot poisonous snake down his pants. That sight and more await you in this kick-ass documentary.

The DVD of this 74-minute doc is distributed by Cinema Epoch, purveyors of many fine titles.

I looked up Kiss My Snake on, and thought it was pretty funny that my "Better Together ... buy this DVD with" option was The Wind That Shakes the Barley. I think the only response to that is WTF?


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