|YONGARY from 1967|
A few months ago I was researching early South Korean giant monster films which there are very few. Most of you may remember YONGARY (대괴수 용가리) from 1967, a giant monster film that played on USA TV in the 70's which was later remade in 1999. There was even an earlier 1962 giant monster film called PULGASARI. Nothing exists of this film other than a low-rez poster I found on a South Korean film archives site. It was later remade as BULGASARI a kaiju/comrade-prograganda film in the 1985 by North Korea.
|1962 South Korean Giant Monster epic PULGASARI|
|North Korean BULGASARI from 1985.|
There as my toy destroying building, doing a poor job dodging missiles, and, sadly, NOT stomping on that annoying little girl.
From August Ragone, Master Kaiju-wrangler (via the MONSTER! Blog FB page):
"This Korean film used footage from the first episode of Tsuburaya Productions' ULTRAMAN ACE! This is the "Superbeast" (synthetic organism), "Belocron" (renamed "Verocron" by some newer fans). He recently came back in episodes of ULTRAMAN MEBIUS and ULTRA GALAXY."