When not busy being a global nuisance who starved his people to make nuclear bombs and inspired ronery marionettes, the late Kim was also an aspiring filmmaker. That cute critter above is Pulgasari, his attempt at besting the Godzilla flicks with his own giant monster, based on a North Korean folktale and featuring an anticapitalist theme.
Probably because we didn’t want to encourage an awful human being like Kim in any way, these movies haven’t exactly gotten widespread release in the west. But now he’s dead, and we say enjoy – the entire movie is currently on YouTube. Besides, as a dedicated hater of capitalism, he’d want you to see it for free, right?
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist