Taekoesu Yonggary (1967)

South Korea, Japan,
64m (West Germany), 79m (USA), 100m
35mm film, colour, 2.35:1
mono, Korean

A South Korean/Japanese science fiction film directed by Kim Ki-duk.

Plot Summary

When devastate central Korea, it turns out that the giant monster has been woken and is on the rampage.


Director: Kim Ki-duk
Kuk Dong, Toei Co Ltd
Producer: Cha Tae-jin
Script: Seo Yun-sung
Director of Photography: Byeon In-jib
Music: Jeon Jeong-geun
Special Effects Supervisor: Kenichi Nakagawa
Visual Effects: Kenichi Nakagawa
Art Director: No In-taek

Oh Yeong-il
Nam Jeong-im
Lee Sun-jae
Moon Kang
Lee Kwang Ho

Alternative Titles

Dai koesu Yongkari – alternative spelling
Godzilla, Monster des Schreckens – West Germany
Godzillas Todespranke – West Germany
Great Monster Yongary
Great Monster Yongkari
Monster Yongkari
Yongary – France (television)
Yongary, Monster from the Deep
Yongary, monstre des abysses
– France
Yongkari, Monster of the Deep

Remake of
Daikaijû Gamera (1965)
2001 Yonggary (1999)

Extracts included in
A*P*E (1976)
It Came from Hollywood (1982)

See also
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
Gojira (1954)
Mosura (1961)
Reptilicus (1961)



  • Oriental Cinema no.8 p.48 – review


  • Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again by John Stanley p.450 – credits