About the Film
In the 1970s, South Korean director Shin Sang-ok and his actress wife Choi Eun-hee were celebrated as one of the premier couples in the industry, eventually reaching the eye of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. He eventually kidnapped the couple and brought them to North Korea to make them jump-start the country’s film industry with several propaganda pieces, including this particular effort which is towards the end of their kidnapped stay. It is generally known as the North Korean Godzilla not only in deference to the similar style of a giant monster but also because of the connection to the series as the special effects here were created by the same team.
In the middle of a deadly drought, a group of poor villagers living in the mountains grows weary of the orders handed down to them by their controlling leader and set out to use a deadly monster under their control to push his armies back, only to then try to control the ravenous creature.