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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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Sang-ok Shin

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Se Ryun Kim (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chang Son Hui Chang Son Hui ... Ami
Ham Gi Sop Ham Gi Sop ... Inde
Jong-uk Ri Jong-uk Ri ... Ana
Gwon Ri Gwon Ri ... Takse (Ami's Father)
Gyong-ae Yu Gyong-ae Yu ... Inde's Mother
Hye-chol Ro Hye-chol Ro ... Inde's Brother
Sang-hun Tae Sang-hun Tae ... Rebel Forces
Gi-chon Kim Gi-chon Kim ... Rebel Forces
In-chol Ri In-chol Ri ... Rebel Forces
Riyonun Ri Riyonun Ri ... General Fuan
Yong-hok Pak Yong-hok Pak ... The King
Pong-ilk Pak Pong-ilk Pak ... The Governor
Kenpachirô Satsuma ... Pulgasary (suit actor)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
'Little Man' Machan '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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Banned for a decade!

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Country:

North Korea | Japan

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

4 July 1998 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulgasari See more »

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Korean Film See more »
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1.85 : 1
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In the early 1990's, the North Koreans attempted to market this propaganda film to foreign countries with no success. Finally in 1998 it got its first international viewing in Japan where it gained a small cult following. See more »

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Featured in Hagan Reviews: Pulgasari (2013) See more »

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Funny monster movie with great battle scenes.
18 July 2013 | by franciscowendellSee 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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