Reptilian (1999)

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Yonggary Films
Yongary, Monster from the Deep
Monster Movie
The South Korean poster for Reptilian
Directed by Hyung-rae Shim
Produced by Hyung-rae Shim
Written by Hyung-rae Shim
Marty Poole
Music by Sung-woo Jo
Chris Desmond
Distributor Zero Nine Entertainment
Rating PG-13
Budget ₩10,000,000,000
Running Time 90 minutes1999
(1 hour, 30 minutes)
99 minutes2001
(1 hour, 39 minutes)
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
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Reptilian (용가리,   Yonggari?, lit. Yonggary) is a 1999 kaiju film co-produced by Younggu-Art Movies and Zero Nine Entertainment. It was released to South Korean theaters on July 17, 1999. An extended re-shot version of the film was released to South Korean theaters on January 20, 2001, and released internationally later in the year.


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Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Hyung-rae Shim
  • Produced by   Hyung-rae Shim
  • Screenplay by   Marty Poole
  • Produced by   Hyung-rae Shim
  • Music by   Sung-woo Jo
  • Cinematography   An-hong Kim
  • Edited by   Steve Swersky


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Dan Cashman   as   Lieutenant-General George Murdock
  • Bruce Cornwell   as   Mr. Mills
  • Dennis Howard   as   Major-General Jack Thomas
  • Matt Landers   as   Major-General Don "Boom Boom" Howell
  • Richard Livingston   as   Dr. Campbell
  • Donna Philipson   as   Holly Davis
  • Wiley M. Pickett   as   Lieutenant O'Neil
  • Brad Sergi   as   Bud Black
  • Eric Briant Wells   as   Captain Parker
  • Harrison Young   as   Dr. Wendell Hughes
  • D.J. Robbins   as   ???
  • Derrick Costa   as   Sergeant Archie
  • Johanna Parker   as   Sergeant Romiski
  • Alex Walters   as   Sergeant Michaels
  • Les Brandt   as   Sergeant Sanchez
  • Karl Calhhoun   as   Sergeant Andrews
  • Allan Grifka   as   Sergeant Smitty
  • Julie Kessler   as   Bartender Sarah Saunders
  • William Hankins   as   Man at door
  • Wilborn Monroe Kilpatrick Jr.   as   Dudly
  • Kurt Leitner   as   Voice Performer
  • Matthew Perniciaro   as   Man at bar
  • Marvin Poole   as   Private Lewis
  • Ken Wayne   as   Soldier/Pilot
  • Chan-ho Seo   as   Worker




Main article: Reptilian (1999 film)/Gallery.


Main article: Reptilian (1999 film soundtrack).

Alternate Titles

  • 2001 Yonggary (2001용가리; 2001 South Korean re-release title)
  • Yonggary vs. Cyker (English South Korean re-release title)
  • Reptile (Réptil; Brazil)
  • Yongari (French working title)
  • Yonggary - The Space Monster (Yonggary - Az űrbéli szörny; Hungary)
  • Upgrade Yonggary (업그레이드용가리; Korea)

Theatrical Releases

  • South Korea - July 17, 1999   [view poster]JSouth Korean poster; January 20, 2001 (Re-released extended version titled 2001 Yonggary)   [view poster]South Korean
  • Japan - November 10, 2001   [view poster]Japanese poster

Video Releases

Sony DVD (2001)[1]

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Special Features: Original trailer, Yonggary profile (3 minutes), photo gallery
  • Notes: Out of print.



Korean TV spot
American trailer
Japanese trailer


Toy commercial
Making Of featurette
Behind the scenes gallery


  • Cykor and the aliens do not appear in the original 1999 South Korean version of the film, and Yonggary is portrayed as the antagonist.
  • During the film, a soldier can be heard saying "Compared to this guy, Godzilla is a pussy!" before being eaten by Yonggary.


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Green Blob Thing

12 hours 20 minutes ago
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This video here has some very brief footage of the original Yonggary suit at the very end, when Yonggary falls to the ground. The film would've been so much better if they didn't replace the costumes with that terrible CGI.



28 days ago
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2 months ago
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When someone tells me which one I prefer between Godzilla 1998 and this movie, I would have prefered Godzilla 1998. This is basically Yongary with "took Yon out of Yongary" like what the 1998 film did to Godzilla where he "took God out of Godzilla".

Plus I didn't expect the CGI effects going to be bad since it has a high budget, even cheap movies like Mega Shark still beats those effects, they should have chosen filming the scenes on suitmation instead.

Green Blob Thing

2 months ago
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The sad thing is that they originally did use suitmation. It was only after that they replaced it with CGI and effectively ruined the movie. There's a few very short clips of the suit still out there somewhere on YouTube, though that version of the movie is pretty much impossible to come by.


2 months ago
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hi i am theweirdocat but that name sounded kind of stupid so i made this account


3 months ago
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How do I add to the plot section this might seem stupid but I am new here so please tell me

Astounding Beyond Belief

3 months ago
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The "edit" button next to "Plot."

Toa Hydros

22 months ago
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My Thoughts: Reptilian

Oh, how does one describe "Reptilian"?

The acting? Eh... No worse than your typical Sy-Fy/Asylum flick. The characters? They're likable in that poorly-acted-B-movie-character sort of way. The story? It's your typical kaiju-under-alien-control storyline. Nothing new in that regard.

No, the most obvious area of discussion concerning this film is its special effects. Yongary's new design is okay, but I'd of preferred something closer to the original. It seems the film's creators were emulating the most negative aspects of the '98 Godzilla remake in that regard. As for the CG... Wow, is the CGI bad. I mean, it's the kind of bad that's surpassed only by that awkwardly animated TV CGI from the mid and late 90's.

But, you know... that really only adds to the film's charm. It's like watching a modern contemporary of movies like "The Giant Claw", where half the fun is looking at this bizarre attempt at making a life-like creature.

So, I actually recommend this flick. If you're a serious kaiju fan, you have to have an appetite for the cheesy and outlandish, both of which this film has in abundance.

Also... Dat poster!


22 months ago
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Seems Yonggary has been degraded to promoting chicken nuggets



23 months ago
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This film made literally no sense whatsoever


28 months ago
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Even Mega Shark beats that CGI.

Green Blob Thing

23 months ago
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The reason that is so depressing is because this is one of the most expensive Korean movies ever made. Let that sink in. This abominable film is one of the most expensive Korean movies ever made.


28 days ago
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Snowpiercer is a better film than this.