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26 January 2012 (South Korea) See more »
70 million years ago dinosaurs ruled the Korean Peninsula the same way they ruled the rest of the earth... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Goo Ja-Hyeong ... (voice)
Lee Hyung Suk ... Young Spotty (voice)
Sin Yong-woo ... (voice)

Directed by
Han Sang-Ho 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Young Kyu Lee 
Han Sang-Ho 

Produced by
Se-Hoon Chang .... co-executive producer
Hea-Kyung Choi .... associate producer
Jeong-Kie Choi .... associate producer
Kyung-Ran Chung .... associate producer
In-Soo Hwang .... associate producer
Ji-eun Jung .... associate producer
Dean Jee-Hun Kim .... executive producer
Katharine Kim .... executive producer
Lee-Gi Kim .... associate producer
Won-Bum Kim .... producer
Duk-Hoon Kwak .... executive producer
Bong-Uk Lee .... associate producer
Chang-Hoon Lee .... executive producer
Jae-hee Lee .... executive producer
Soung-gu Lee .... line producer
Byung-chun Min .... executive producer
Sang-Ho Park .... associate producer
Hye-Weon Rhee .... co-executive producer
Mike Hung-Dong Suh .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Mo-Gyun Ku 
Mi Sung-lee 
Cinematography by
Byung-chun Min 
Film Editing by
Min-kyeong Shin 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tae-Hyeok Oh .... first assistant director
Soo-Hyun Song .... first assistant director
Visual Effects by
Jonghyun Hwang .... fx td
Youngho Je .... visual effects producer
Choi Jonghun .... lead lighting effects technical director
Doru Raceala .... assistant stunt coordinator
Music Department
Martin Ceck .... musician: ethnic flutes
James Fitzpatrick .... orchestra contractor
James Fitzpatrick .... recordist: supervisor
Jan Holzner .... music mixer
Jan Holzner .... score recordist
Michael Hradisky .... assistant music engineer
Adam Klemens .... conductor
Vitek Kral .... assistant music engineer
Mo-Gyun Ku .... arranger
Young-ma Ku .... music coordinator
Adela Medkova .... orchestra: management
Joseg Pokulda .... orchestra: management
Michaela Srumová .... theme song sung by
Michaela Srumová .... vocal: solo soprano
Mi Sung-lee .... arranger
Mi Sung-lee .... composer: theme song
Mi Sung-lee .... music supervisor
Lucie Svehlova .... concert master
Stanja Vomockava .... assistant orchestra contractor
Jakub Zicha .... choir master

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Also Known As:
"Jeom-bak-i: Han-ban-do-eui Gong-ryong 3D" - South Korea (original title)
"Speckles: The Tarbosaurus" - International (English title) (alternative title)
"Tarbosaurus 3D" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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88 min | South Korea:90 min

Did You Know?

This movie has many Lion King references.See more »
Factual errors: Pterosaurs in the movie fold their wings from the sides when on the ground, but this would have been anatomically impossible. They should be folding their wings from the back to the front.See more »


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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A respectable watch., 23 May 2013
Author: Blueghost from The San Francisco Bay Area

It's hard for me to review this movie as it's allegedly a sort of quasi- children's film with some very harsh elements of prehistoric life shown. As such the film has this kind of odd intent of wanting to show how competitive life was during the age of dinosaurs, but at the same time inject a kind of family friendly children's fair to the whole thing.

So it is that we see Pangea as seen through the eyes of Speckles, the Tarbosaurus, a breed of Tyrannosaur, as he and his family struggle to survive the the very unforgiving environment of the late Cretaceous period, where supersized hyper-predators hunt and prey off of equally gigantic sauropods. We are spared the bloodshed, but not the hunt and the bite.

And this is kind of the odd thing about this movie; all the violence is there, but not the explicit element that makes violence so abhorrent; shedding blood. Which, for a children's film, is a good thing, but one is hard pressed to gauge the violence as the actual attacks and bites are shown, as well as dinosaurs (friendly, non-friendly, and hapless prey) are shown dying, attacking, or being attacked.

That's kind of the duel edged nature of a movie like this. The film makers put in the presence of a family, even a romance and the rebuilding of a family to give the film a kind of life that we mere humans can relate to, but the reality of the dinosaur era was that the "monsters" often so referred to by scientists, were, in reality, truly monsters. They were predators that knew only one thing; they needed to kill to eat. when you go to a museum and see the skeletons of creatures of epochs long since gone, we tend to marvel at them from a distance and then put them out of our minds. But if you really thought about those times, and what the behaviors of the creatures that lived back then would have been like, it should make your shiver a little. There was no more violent time to be alive than to be a dinosaur in the mix of a predator prey relationship.

So the film is successful in presenting an honest look at dinosaur lives, and doesn't pull too many punches to deliver us a children's tale. The film is, on its own level, a resounding success. But I wonder if it was wise to make such a film in the first place, one where we see dinosaurs killing other dinosaurs. Then again I thin of all the Westerns I saw as a child, and all of the gunfights and all of the actors and stunt-men who played people getting shot in those movies and TV shows, and I think perhaps I'm worrying too much about this film.

All in all it's a decent watch. I'm still out to lunch on deciding whether I'd let any of my children watch it. So I guess my best advice to any parent reading this review is to watch the movie yourself first, and then decide whether you think your young one can handle the action in the film.

Then again, remember, hey are dinosaurs, creatures that lived a long time ago, and are thankfully gone (mostly anyway).

Give it shot, and see what you think.

Overall a decent movie.

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