The last we heard from Chaw (South Korean; dir. Jeong-won Shin), it was in post-production and set for a 2009 release. Well, with the year on the final leg of its run, it seems there’s been action in regards to the South Korean giant pig movie.
Seems Chaw opened in Korea on 15 July and has appeared on DVD. It’s even being reviewed. Here’s a review from Twitchfilm.
You can get a fair idea of the film’s comedic horror tone from this very eccentric trailer, despite the lack of an English track:
Shock and fear wash over the quiet, peaceful town of Sameri when ecologist (Soo Ryeon) discovers the body parts of a girl in the mountains. Officer Kim Kang Su (Uhm Tae Woong), newly transferred from Seoul, gets assigned to the case, but it soon transpires this is no ordinary homicide. Cheon Il Man (Jang Hang Seon), the victim’s grandfather, is convinced that the culprit is a giant man-eating boar, and more will be claimed if the beast isn’t taken down. Kim’s own mother has gone missing, and may have already fallen victim. All interested in capturing the boar for reasons of their own, Kim, Cheon, Soo Ryeon, opportunistic hunter Baek (Yoon Je Moon), and detective Shin (Park Hyuk Kwon) head into the dangerous wilds, but will they make it back out alive? (YesAsia)
Lots more images in the Gallery below.
English Language Trailer:
- Sources: Animal Attack; Daum TV; Cafe.naver.com; IMDb; koreanmovie.com; movieimg.nate.com. Thanks once again to Avery, who says that the title “Chaw” is pronounced 차우 (Cha-woo).
- There is a short Korean language news promo here.
Addendum: Was this the first giant pig movie?
Razorback (Australia-1984; dir. Russell Mulcahy)