English title: Pulgasari Year: 1985 Directors: Sang-ok Shin, Chong Gon Jo Cast: Chang Son Hui, Ham Gi Sop, Jong-uk Ri Genre: Action | Drama | Fantasy IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089851/
Pulgasari is a North Korean-Japanese co-produced feature film produced in 1985, a giant-monster film similar to the Japanese Godzilla series. It was produced by South Korean director Shin Sang-ok, who had been kidnapped in 1978 by North Korean intelligence on the orders of Kim Jong-il, son of the then-ruling Kim Il-sung.
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.
Must have for all the film lovers, it's a legendary movies because of the circumstances of it's creation. I got a hold of the DVD and made a dvdrip, the quality isn't any better on the DVD, this is pretty much the best quality existing of this movie. The quality is actually better than thumbnail image would have you think.
Now Kim Jong Il is dead I'm gonna watch his "masterpiece"..
02/06/2010 05.38 pm
Quickly went through the movie and it looks very enjoyable!
One comment though and also as an advice to other users: The pics / snapshots shown in the torrent description don't do the movie justice. The movie itself looks much better and sharper than you'd assume when looking at those pics! So don't let that stop you from downloading the movie! Audio and english subs are also in order.
So, all in all, great upload !
02/06/2010 05.20 pm
Been wanting to see this movie, but never got round to looking it up. Might as well do it now. And I have a feeling we're going to enjoy this .
And some 8 minutes ÂµTorrent gives me the message that the Pulgasari download has been completed. Very impressive!