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Korean monster pig movie ‘Chaw’

Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 1, 2009

Matt Carrick – Examiner.com

If there’s anything this world needs right now, it’s a movie about a giant killer pig. In 1987 Australia gave us Razorback, and just two years ago we saw the low-budget, straight-to-DVD Hogzilla But now, after one look at the trailer it’s clear that both will be entirely trumped by the Korean film Chaw.

The Koreans have been on a roll recently with such quality films as The Host and anything made by Chan-wook Park including the upcoming vampire flick Thirst. There’s no way Chaw will be half as good as any of these, but with interest growing in the country as a source of cheap film imports, it only makes sense that we’ll start to see a string of bad movies riding on the coattails of the other films’ success.

The trailer’s in Korean, but seeing as the film appears to be cobbled together from monster movie tropes from Jaws to Jurassic Park to the American remake of Godzilla, you should have no problem following the action in the trailer. Of course you could also make the argument that this is a movie about a giant freaking pig that eats people, and therefore who cares what anyone’s saying anyway?

There’s no release date for the film (even in South Korea it’s just listed as 2009) but there’s no way that Chaw will get any theatrical release in the US anyway. This will be a film to Netflix or pick up (preferably used) on the cheap and then watch at 2AM with your friends. Plus, if the dubbing is as bad as we all expect it to be, well that’s just icing on the cake.

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