Hipijok sal yuk aka 'Hippie Carnage' (rumoured lost 1973 South Korean kaiju film; existence unconfirmed)


Hipijok sal yuk (1973)
Still from Bicheongoesu.
Still from Bicheongoesu.
Status Lost/Existence Unconfirmed

Hipijok sal yuk, (translated as Hippie Carnage), is an alleged South Korean monster-horror film from 1973. It's said to use plot elements from both Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) and Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973). The story supposedly concerns a trio of creatures mutated by industrial pollution who proceed to attack a group of hippies gathered on Cheju Island. As mayhem begins to sweep the island, a scientist, his daughter, and their magic housemaid construct a robot to fight the rampaging monsters.

The former IMDb entry for Hippie Carnage (which has since been deleted) listed a director and co-director, Ki-young Kim and Yoon-Kyo Park, as well as three cast members but no additional crew.[1] Most of the names involved do have a background of previous acting roles. One user review from someone named, "Chibi Riza" claimed to have seen clips of it featured on the B-movie oriented TV series, Reel Wild Cinema. The comment is questionable due to its restatement of the listed plot and no indication of the episode of the show they saw it on. ("Chibi Riza" was also the sole reviewer of several other titles formerly listed on IMDB that were determined to be hoaxes and removed from the database.) The film is also suspicious since it's not listed in the Korean Movie Database.

The film could’ve been mistaken for the later produced 1984 feature, Bicheongoesu (aka The Flying Monster). Although the similarities are only cursory, the 1984 film depicts a professor and a female reporter (disguised as a housemaid) stumbling upon the egg of a giant flying monster on a Korean island. A majority of the featured monsters were actually “borrowed” from stock footage of Tokusatsu (a genre combining live-action footage and special effects) shows.

Like the Korean language version of Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967), the original print was said to have been destroyed in a flood. An English dubbed version called Cheju Island Terror was allegedly produced for American TV by Crown International Pictures, but no footage, advertisements, or valid listings have resurfaced.

Footage from Bicheongoesu

A scene from the film Bicheongoesu.

References

  1. Wayback Machine's record of the IMDb page. Retrieved 01 Aug '13.

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