However, after reading through the descriptions I see how they could be entertaining and enjoyable. The cheezy "Pad Thai" western "Tears of the Black Tiger," or story of the inspirational lady-boy volley ball team legend "The Iron Ladies" look like fun and seem even popularly American in appeal via the cowboy romance and championing the underdog themes. On the other hand both "Ploy" and "Mon-Rak Transistor" seem more Thai to me in that they are described as meditative, bittersweet, and tragic. "I-san Special," "Hi-So," and "Uncle Boonmee who can Recall His Past Relatives" seem very Thailand-specific and very good in a way I would expect higher quality films to be.
I'm on the lookout for them here now.. If I can play the devil's advocate, I wonder if I can find them cheap at Pantip Plaza (10 min walk from Ratchatewi BTS station) where bootlegged copies of everything are sold?!