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Bulgasari (1985)
"Pulgasari" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | Fantasy  -  4 July 1998 (Japan)
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In feudal Korea, the evil King becomes aware that there is a peasant rebellion being planned in the country. He steals all the iron farming tools and cooking pots from the people so that he... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Chang Son Hui ...
Ami
Ham Gi Sop ...
Inde
Jong-uk Ri ...
Ana
Gwon Ri ...
Takse (Ami's Father)
Gyong-ae Yu ...
Inde's Mother
Hye-chol Ro ...
Inde's Brother
Sang-hun Tae ...
Rebel Forces
Gi-chon Kim ...
Rebel Forces
In-chol Ri ...
Rebel Forces
Riyonun Ri ...
General Fuan
Yong-hok Pak ...
The King
Pong-ilk Pak ...
The Governor
Kenpachirô Satsuma ...
Pulgasary (suit actor)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
'Little Man' Machan ...
Baby Pulgasari
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In feudal Korea, the evil King becomes aware that there is a peasant rebellion being planned in the country. He steals all the iron farming tools and cooking pots from the people so that he may make weapons to fend off the peasant army. After he returns the property to the people, an old blacksmith is imprisoned and starved to death. His last creation is a tiny figurine of a monster- Pulgasari, a Godzilla-like creature that eats iron. The blood of his daughter brings the creature to life, and fights with the poor, starving peasants to overthrow the corrupt monarchy. Written by Anonymous

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Although the film is a North Korean production, director Sang-ok Shin is South Korean. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il was a huge fan of Shin's, and since North and South Korea have technically been at war since 1951 and have no diplomatic relations, Kim had him kidnapped. Shin eventually escaped back to South Korea, but not before he had been forced to make this movie for the erratic North Korean leader. See more »

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Funny monster movie with great battle scenes.
18 July 2013 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I like to watch Kaiju films and this Korean monster movie it's a funny monster movie with great battle scenes. In the beginning I supposed that will be other bad movie, but after some scenes you'll be invited to appreciate the story about poor villain people that fight against a bad king and his cruelty governor. Besides the poor special effects, most of them inside the atmosphere behind the Pulgarasi monster, other great battle scenes with hundred extras acting and fighting, You'll like all the crew efforth to create power and big scenes. This movie was produced by Jong-il Kim and directed by Sang-OK Shin. This is the first movie that I watch directed by Sang-OK Shin, but I felt interested in watch other movies directed by him.


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