Kim Jong-Il's Monster Movie

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Writer and film historian Mark Jordan Legan tells the story of one of his all-time favorite monster flicks, Pulgasari. The film was commissioned by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il, who kidnapped the director and the lead actress, and forced them to make the movie.



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