Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)
aka Taekoesu Yonggary
Genre: Kaiju | Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: South Korea | Director: Ki-duk Kim
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 80mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×544 – 23.976fps – 3.97gb

Audio 2: Commentary  with Film Historian Steve Ryfle and Genre Journalist Kim Song-ho

A monstrous creature creates destruction throughout Korea… as scientists running against time create a refrigerant that maybe the only weapon to stop the monster before it destroys the whole country. This cult-classics was Korea’s first entry into the kaiju movie genre, made famous by the Japanese with classics Godzilla and Gamera. After a nuclear test causes a massive earthquake, scientists realize that the quake is the least of their problems… the intense radiation has awoke the legendary reptilian monster, Yongary. Martial law is declared and cities are evacuated as the armed forces battle the fearsome creature with all the arsenal firearms available to them.

“Unfortunately, while Keukdong Entertainment was able to secure distribution for the film abroad through Toei in Japan, it would prove to be the undoing of the original South Korean version. The studio sent all of the original film elements overseas, where they were lost. The Korean Film Archive possesses only 48 minutes of a heavily damaged 35mm release print, which was discovered in the 2000s. As a result, the film has never been released on home video in its country of origin, and was not shown on television there until 2011; however, even that broadcast used the English dub with Korean subtitles.”


Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)