Golden Eagle (1970)
aka Insee Tong

Genre: Action | Crime
Country: Thailand | Director: Mitr Chaibancha
Language: Thai | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 103mn
Dvdrip H264 Mp4 – 738×332 – 23.976fps – 1.36gb

The heroic Red Eagle must deal with an evil imposter who is the head of a deadly criminal gang known as the Red Bamboo. Meanwhile, an undercover cop must infiltrate the gang and stop them from killing government officials around the world through strange glowing artifacts.

On the last day of shooting, the script called for Mitr to fly off into the sunset in a helicopter. As the camera rolled, Mitr leapt from the ground to grab the rope ladder hanging from the aircraft. The helicopter flew higher and higher and Mitr lost his grip and fell to the ground. The accident was all caught on film and was actually left in the final theatrical release. The fatal drop has since been removed from DVD versions of the film, with Mitr simply flying off into the distance, and some text onscreen, paying tribute to the star.

Mitr’s death was ruled as an accident. For safety, there should have been two shots for that final scene. The first would be of Mitr grabbing the ladder and flying off at low altitude. Then, a stunt double would have performed the second shot at higher altitude.


Golden Eagle (1970)