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Yongary: Monster from the Deep (1967)

Cast: Moon Kang, Soonjai Lee, Yungil Oh, more...
Director: Kim Ki-Duk
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Studio: Alpha Video
Genre: Foreign, Science Fiction , Korea, Killer Critters
Running Time: 78 min.
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An enormous burrowing monster shakes up Seoul in this sci-fi monster film. The terror begins when the sleeping giant is awakened by an enormous earthquake. Destruction, death, and monster mayhem follows while scientists frantically work on the formula that will ensure the creature's demise. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

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Politics and kaiju make strange bedfellows by RParson May 24, 2005 - 2:24 PM PDT
1 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Okay. So I'm getting a hoot out of this goofy Korean Godzilla ripoff, when a political issue even bigger than Yongary rears its head.

There's a bunch of Official Government Types (tm) sitting around the table discussing the situation when one of them says (not an exact quote) "If we're going to have a future, we need to put aside the past." Everyone at the table looks stunned and uncomfortable, and while there's some understanding of an agreement, no one wants to actually say so. Then they cut to a scene of some carnage.

I never would have thought that an afternoon of monster stomping would bring me face to face with the politically and emotionally charged issue of the reunification of North and South Korea! Imagine the impact of this comment on a Korean movie-going audience in 1967!

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