The Kaiju Transmissions Podcast

Join hosts Byrd and Matt as they discuss all things giant monsters, tokusatsu, and Japanese fantasy films. We'll also cover comics, cartoons, toys, books, and more! Come here for a regular dose of everything from Godzilla and Gamera to King Kong and Ray Harryhausen to Ultraman, and everything in between!


episode 277: Yong(g)ary Double Feature

Join us as we dive into the history of South Korea's premiere giant monster, Yongary!  We start by looking at the 1967 film Yongary, Monster from the Deep, which was an attempt at cashing in on the international success of the Godzilla and Gamera films.  We talk about the long, complicated history of South Korean cinema and the country's complicated relationship with Japan, and how those factors influenced the film.  We then get into the 1999/2001 reboot Yonggary (aka Reptilian), including its notoriously troubled production history, aborted sequels, and its um... interesting director, Shim Hyung-Rae.  This is a wild one, folks.  Relax and join the conversation!


 2022-08-29  2h3m