Magnolia Acquires Documentary About Kidnapped 'Pulgasari' Director Shin Sang-ok

Magnolia Acquires Documentary About Kidnapped 'Pulgasari' Director Shin Sang-ok

Scified2016-01-29 22:28:41https://www.scified.com/sites_pics/5075638123310025.jpg
Scified
5,166 Reads0 CommentsAdd A Comment

For those interested in a strange piece of asian film history, perhaps one of the most bizzare tales in film history, Magnolia will be distributing The Lovers and the Despot. The documentary directed by Rob Cannan and Ross Adams' follows the survival of South Korean director Shin Sang-ok and his ex-wife, actress Choi Eun-hee.

By orders of Kim Jong-il, Shin was kidnapped to make films for the future North Korean leader. The most popular of these propaganda imbued films was Pulgasari (1985), North Korea's Godzilla imitation. Special effects were directed by Teruyoshi Nakano (Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla [1974], The Return of Godzilla [1984]) and Heisei Godzilla series suit actor Kenpachiro Satsuma played the monster. Pulgasari was the last film Shin Sang-ok made for North Korea before escaping to a United States embassy in Vienna.

The Lovers and Despot will cover the full scope of Shin's imprisonment with Choi Eun-hee. "Rob and Ross have captured a jaw-dropping, true-life story whose plot could have been pulled straight out of a Hollywood spy thriller. The Lovers and the Despot is a powerful, elegantly crafted film that needs to be seen to be believed," says Eamonn Bowles, President of Magnolia.

The film will be released later in 2016.

--
Follow GMAN on Twitter at GMANonScified

 

also

 

Like SCIFIED TOKUSATSU on Facebook

Sources:
Indiewire

 

Treat Yourself to Sci-Fi Swag!

We've partnered with the folks at TeePublic to give fans the opportunity to support one another and express their interests by owning customized, unique merchandise based on their favorite science fiction franchises! Designs are created by fans and a portion of proceeds from each sale go to supporting the artists and their work! Check out the entire store and see if anything gets your attention!

Alien tank top
Godzilla Hoodie
Jurassic World 3 T-Shirt
Predator hoodies
Written by G. H. (Gman)Published on 2016-01-29 22:28:41
Related Scified Tokusatsu Articles
0 Fan responses to Magnolia Acquires Documentary About Kidnapped 'Pulgasari' Director Shin Sang-ok
Add A Reply

Sign in to add a comment!

Visitor Comments
Sci-Fi Movies All Fandoms
Alien & Predator Alien & Predator Fandom
Godzilla & Kaiju Godzilla & Kaiju Fandom
Jurassic Park / World Jurassic Park Fandom
Marvel & DC Marvel & DC Fandom
Star Wars Star Wars Fandom
Hot Forum Topics
New Forum Topics
Highest Forum Ranks Unlocked
Chris
Chris
43% To Next Rank
Atman
BigDave
BigDave
52% To Next Rank
Martian
Svanya
Svanya
86% To Next Rank
2K
GG
GG
76% To Next Rank
2K
Cool Godzilla
Cool Godzilla
94% To Next Rank
Conversationalist
Latest Activity

Scified is an entertainment media network covering the latest news on the most popular, upcoming science fiction movies, games and television. All content is property of Scified.com unless otherwise stated. Images and names of content we promote, discuss, review or report are property of their respective owners. Scified is independantly owned and operated by a team of dedicated sci-fi movie fans, who strive to provide the best information and community experience for other like-minded sci-fi movie enthusiasts.

© 2022 Scified.com

Brilliantly

SAFE!

2022
Sign in with your E-Mail


Log in to view your personalized notifications across Scified!

Alien Alien-Covenant.com
Godzilla Godzilla-Movies.com
Jurassic World JurassicWorld3.net
Aliens vs. Predator AliensVersusPredator.net
Predator Predator4-Movie.com
Latest Activity
Forums
Search Scified
Sci-Fi Movies