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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
Soon-jae Lee ... Yoo Kwang-nam (as Sun-jae Lee)
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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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 ...


Certificate:

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Trivia

Curiously, almost all of the vehicles in this film are not Asian, but rather are American made: Plymouths, Cadillacs, and even a mid-60's Chevy Corvair convertible. See more »

Goofs

When Yongary breathes fire, a clearly visible cylindrical metal nozzle replaces its waggling tongue. 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 »

Connections

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

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Kuk Dong delivers a poor but amusing Godzilla ripoff.
26 August 2007 | by MrVibratingSee all my reviews

I mean...the company is called Kuk Dong. If you speak Swedish, that is quite funny. Otherwise its just random. Umm...movie review.

A giant monsters appears after a space shuttle launch. It goes to crush a model of a Korean city. An annoying kid uses his flashlight to make Yonggary dance. After much pointless destruction, a random scientist dumps a load of toxins on Yonggary and he dies a painful, withering death.

It's standard stuff here, folks, but very quaint and amusing in it's production. It's got some random stuff, like the Korean priest shouting repent in one of the crowd scenes, and the epileptic rave scene. Otherwise it's Godzilla from start to finish, complete with terrible models, a supremely cheesy space sequence, and pointless, unintroduced characters.

Yonggary has got a neat cutting beam that he slices a motorcycle and a jet fighter(straight out of Team America) in half with.

If you want some late night cheese, this is it.


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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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Budget:

KRW117,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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