Sompote Sands

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Sompote Sands
Born Sompote Saengduenchai
(1941-05-24) May 24, 1941 (age 75)
Phra Pradaeng District,
Samut Prakan Province, Thailand
Residence Bang Pa-in District,
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, Thailand
Other names Sompote Sands
Education Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep
Occupation Filmmaker
Years active 1973–present
Religion Buddhism
Relatives Peerasit Saengduenchai (son)

Sompote Saengduenchai (Thai: สมโพธิ แสงเดือนฉาย; rtgsSomphot Saengdueanchai), better known as Sompote Sands (born May 24, 1941 in Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan Province[1]) is a Thai film director and producer. He is best known for directing several Thai films such as The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. the Monster Army, Hanuman and the Five Riders, the 1980 cult classic Crocodile,[2] Phra Rod Meree and the 1985 children's film Magic Lizard.[3]

He was born in a Thai Chinese family. At the age of seven years old, he left his family to live in the temple (Wat). Sompote have dream to filmmaker as a child. In 1960, he traveled to Japan for study filmmaking at Toho. He had the opportunity to work with Eiji Tsuburaya and Akira Kurosawa and the mold itself, he claimed to have had a part in designing Ultraman.[1][4]

He was a major part of the licensing rights dispute of Ultraman outside Japan, claiming to have co-ownership of Ultra Series outside Japan, he claims to have been the transfer of copyrights from Noboru Tsuburaya (Son of Eiji Tsuburaya) in 1975 after the film Jumborg Ace & Giant and The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. the Monster Army then successfully make a money. To help the financial position of Tsuburaya Productions.[1]

He is currently staying in a private home on over 80 Rai (about 32 acre) at Bang Pa-in District, Ayutthaya Province. This place was once used as his film studio in the past, and a collected of object about Ultraman Series more than 1 million pieces a tremendous value. It is called the "Ultraman Land".[4]


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