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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.

Director:

Ki-duk Kim

Writers:

Ki-duk Kim (screenplay), Yun-sung Seo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yeong-il Oh Yeong-il Oh ... Ko Il-woo
Jeong-im Nam Jeong-im Nam ... Yoo Soon-a
Sun-jae Lee Sun-jae Lee ... Yoo Kwang-nam
Moon Kang Moon Kang ... Kim Yu-ri
Kwang Ho Lee Kwang Ho Lee ... Yoo Young
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cho Kyoung-min Cho Kyoung-min ... Yongary
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Horror

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

South Korea | Japan

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

13 August 1967 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Yongary, Monster from the Deep See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

KRW 117,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The monster suit was designed in South Korea, but built by a Japanese team in Japan. See more »

Goofs

When Yongary walks by the camera in one scene, the camera tilts up to show a camera light and space above the sky backdrop. See more »

Quotes

Soldier: You got here a bit too late, sir. They're going to hit Yongary any minute. They'll be using guided missiles. You better go. They're going to hit Yongary any minute. They'll be using guided missiles. You better go.
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Alternate Versions

The US version of the film has had three slightly different title/end sequences. 1. The new region 1 MGM widescreen dvd had no titles on the film print. MGM did their best to match the previous 1960s version font and style 2. The public domain dvd released by St. Clair vision features the original titles sequence and has the wording of "American international tv Presents" in small lettering above the Yongary title 3. The public domain dvd released by Alpha video also has the original 60s title sequence, however the aip wording of "American international tv presents" is not present on their print. It just shows the title of the film. The end credit sequence is both the same for the alpha and St clair dvd versions. The MGM edition is slightly different See more »

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Good Monster but Largely Boring Film.
4 September 2002 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

Yongary is a terrific Monster with fantastic powers(albeit a little too much like Godzilla). Particularly I like his horn which shoots laser beams.

However the film itself drags on incessantly, stars an annoying little kid in short shorts and has less than spectacular special effects. Particularly bad is when the flame-shooting device used for Yongary to breathe fire is so obviously visible on screen. Also the eventual outcome for Yongary may be too much for some children.


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