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Invasion of Alien Bikini (에일리언 비키니)

에일리언 비키니 (E-il-li-eon Bi-ki-ni)

Directed by Oh Young-Doo (오영두)

Comedy Science-Fiction

75min | Release date in South Korea :

Directed by four filmmakers calling themselves Kino Mangosteen, “Invasion of Alien Bikini” arrives among a recent crop of B-movies that have been making a comeback this year.

A mixture of many sub-genres including sci-fi, romance and action, “Invasion of Alien Bikini” depicts a confrontation between a seemingly innocent young woman named Monica (Ha Eun-jeong) and a nerd named Young-gun (Hong Young-Guen) who fancies himself a crime fighting hero and even wears a superhero costume to disguise himself. When the two meet, Monica seems to be the victim of a mugging, but is actually being pursued by government agents who suspect she is being inhabited by an alien that wants to reproduce and take over the world. Young-gun takes Monica back to his apartment to help her recover, and that’s when the fun starts. The alien inside of Monica goes on the prowl to seduce our young hero, who, although attracted to Monica, wants to keep his virginity until he gets married with comic results as the two tussle over their conflicting desires.

Working with a low budget of 5 million won ($4,545), the members of Kino Mangosteen - Oh Young-doo, Ryoo Hoon, Hong Young-Guen and Jang Youn-jung - kept things simple by doing a lot of the work themselves. Oh wrote the screenplay, directed and participated in the editing process. Ryu was in charge of equipment rentals and Hong played the role of Young-gun in the film. Jang, who is Oh’s wife, produced the film and also served as a special effects makeup artist.

“Invasion of Alien Bikini” won the grand prize at Japan’s Yubari Fantastic Film Festival in February and was a sell out during all three screenings at last month’s Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.


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 Produced by
 Jang Youn-Jung (장윤정)
 Kim Hyeon-tae (김현태)
 Assistant director
 Oh Young-Doo (오영두)
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 Oh Young-Doo (오영두)
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Airing dates : 2011/08/25

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