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North Korea's insane Godzilla ripoff propaganda film has its own equally insane backstory. North Korean dictator (and movie buff and Rambo admirer) Kim Jong Il kidnapped director Sang-ok Shin from South Korean and forced him to make seven films, including this one. In it, an evil king tries to squelch a peasant uprising, but is thwarted by an metal-eating Godzilla-like creature made from rice and the blood of a child. Staff from Japan's Toho studios participated in the creation of special effects and Kenpachiro Satsuma – the stunt performer who played Godzilla from 1984 to 1995 – portrays Pulgasari!

Sang-ok Shin / 1985, North Korea
95min / VHS
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By: Grand Illusion Cinema