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Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)

Taekoesu Yonggary (original title)
Earthquakes in central Korea turn out to be the work of Yongary, a prehistoric gasoline-eating reptile that soon goes on a rampage through Seoul.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yeong-il Oh ...
Ilo
Jeong-im Nam ...
Suna
Sun-jae Lee
Moon Kang
Kwang Ho Lee ...
Icho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cho Kyoung-min ...
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Earthquakes in central Korea turn out to be the work of Yongary, a prehistoric gasoline-eating reptile that soon goes on a rampage through Seoul.

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A Monster from another age ... with terrifying destructive powers ...

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The original Korean print of the film was destroyed making the film partially lost, because U.S. prints for the T.V. version still exist. See more »

Goofs

In many scenes, when the monster spouts fire out of its mouth, you can see the pipe used to pump the fire out of the monster's mouth. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Reptilian (2010) See more »

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Best Korean made Kaiju film ever
6 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On the night of his honeymoon, a Korean astronaut { I did not know that Korea had a space program}is sent on a re con mission to observe an earthquake moving to the center of South Korea.This however is no earthquake. The scientist- and his obnoxious but likable 9 year old sidekick soon discover that nuclear testing in the Mid east have awaken the legendary monster Yongary, and he's heading straight for Seoul!After making quick work of the army and air-force Yongary- who looks like a close relative to Godzilla heads for an oil refinery and starts to drink the oil! Having followed Yongary to the refinery through the sewers, the kid aims his static gun at the beast and he starts to dance to what sounds like surf music!Before long, the monster is on the rampage again.To the uninitiated, this might seem like a Japanese monster movie. Although it does borrow heavilly from Godzilla, this film has its own unique feel. The FX are reminiscent of Tsubarayas work and the directional style is pure Honda, but thats not a bad thing.Even though Yongary is a man in a monster suit, it is fairly well done The FX do run hot and cold. The prerequisites city stomping is good, but you can see the blowtorch in Yongarys mouth as well as the 3rd wheel undert the jeep before the rear section gets blown away. It is amazing that these goofs were not edited from the movie. The end is kind of out of character with the rest of the film, but you will feel sorry for Yongary.Far from being Bergman or Kurosawa, the film does have its moments, The spaced out patrons at the club and the street evangelist yelling "repent, repent" are priceless.This is like the old channel 9 movie{in the New York area}that they used to show at midnight on Saturdays in the late 60s and early 70s. Great fun for fans of the genre. How can you NOT like a movie like this?}


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