Friday, October 9, 2009

Hey, it's Wangma... wa... wha?

As a postscript to my magisterial treatise on Yongary, Monster From the Deep from earlier in the week, I thought I'd link to this review over at the Koreanfilm.org website of Space Monster, Wangmagwi, another Korean kaiju film from 1967. (Scroll about three quarters of the way down the page to see the review.) At the moment, the only way to see it is by paying a visit to the Korean Film Archive in Seoul, but it's at least good to know that the film still exists and is being properly cared for. Given that, there's plenty of room for nursing our deluded hopes of a DVD release sometime in the future.

3 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

jeez, i'm finally getting a look at this guy! talk about hard to see, no wonder i could never find it. thanx a bazillion!

sunil said...

Sad to see from that site that Korea seems to have had a worse cultural artifacts preservation culture than here in India. What chance, do old films have in even more agarian societies like Malaysia/Indonesia?

Todd said...

Then you get a situation like in Thailand or the Philippines, both countries with prolific film industries, where most of the many films made before 1980 are completely lost. It is sad.