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Big Octopus (2020) Frank Xiang's Chinese Monster Flick
Big Octopus (2020) Frank Xiang\'s Chinese Monster Flick

original Chinese title: DA ZHANGYU [Giant Octopus]

director: Xiang Huaxiang (as Frank Xiang)
starring: Mu Liu Zhao Qian (as Candice Zhao) Chong Seng Yong Zhang Haocheng


A group of scavenger fishermen catch a strange octopus [see pic above, left]. The leader (played by Mu Liu) gives the creature to girlfriend/scientist Candice to help mend a rough patch they're going through as a couple. She discovers that - unlike other octopi - this one is exceptionally smart and can communicate. But anyone who saw the 1961 British monster movie, Gorgo, will anticipate what's going to happen next. That's right... a really, really big one arrives to take back the baby.

This is the directorial debut project for FX/computer technician Xiang Huaxiang (SNOW MONSTER). He never allows the action to stop by introducing a subplot [distantly related] about an underground abandoned laboratory and bad guys who are desperate to ransack it. Of course, there's also the fisherman and his girlfriend/scientist who inadvertently get mixed up in the espionage caper when they attempt to get the baby octopus back to Mom [or Dad?] before the entire coast is destroyed. Yes, something is always happening - car chases, monster action, gun play, even some cheesecake - there's never a dull moment in this Chinese creature feature.

Please take note: the English subtitles are the "need-to-know" variety (i.e., they tend to be spotty, conveying important plot-points without bogging down the viewer with unnecessary details).



A Chinese film in Mandarin language with English subtitles; widescreen format, uncut 86 minutes,
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT. Extras include selected theatrical trailers.

Violence/Sexual Brutality
for Mature Audiences

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