GenreAdventure, Family, Fantasy Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateNovember 18, 1996 (1996-11-18) (Spain) Based onfilm Pulgasari
by Sang-ok Shin WriterSang-ok Shin (story), Turi Meyer (earlier screenplay), Al Septien (earlier screenplay), Michael Angeli (screenplay) ScreenplayMichael Angeli, Turi Meyer, Al Septien CastDevin Oatway (Prince Davin), Stephen Macht (El El), Johna Stewart-Bowden (Julia) Similar moviesIce Age: The Meltdown, Last Knights, Epic, Finding Neverland, Source Code, 127 Hours
TaglineA Medieval Tale of Courage, Friendship & Adventure
A benevolent monster helps a prince (Devin Oatway) reclaim his dead fathers (Sean McNamara) medieval kingdom, stolen by a devious knight (Stephen Macht).
The Legend of Galgameth is a 1996 Romanian/American childrens film and the first feature film project directed by television and film producer/actor Sean McNamara. The film stars Devin Neil Oatway, Johna Stewart and Stephen Macht. The movies script was written by Sang-ok Shin and is a loose remake of his 1985 Godzilla-inspired film Pulgasari, which he had directed while being held in North Korea.
The kingdom of Donnegold is being subverted from within, and young prince Davin must defend against the traitors with the help of a legendary, metal-eating dragon called Galgameth.
In the medieval kingdom of Donnegold, a young prince named Davin (Devin Oatway) lives with his father, the noble King Henryk (Sean McNamara). But that comes to an end when the Kings black knight, El El (Stephen Macht), poisons him. As he lays dying, Henryk gives his son a small black statue of a creature. He tells him that it is called "Galgameth", the family guardian of legend. Davin takes it and while he is away mourning his father, El El secretly shatters the statue and takes command, thrusting the kingdom into turmoil under Davins name! Davin is given the broken statue by a maidservant and cries. The next morning he finds that the statue has become a small creature which he nicknames "Galgy" (Felix Silla and Doug Jones). Brought to life by the princes tears, Galgameth becomes his friend and guardian as he finds himself chased by El El and in the company of disgruntled peasants who are planning a revolt in order to dethrone the man they think is the source of all their trouble: Prince Davin!
Devin Oatway as Prince Davin
Sean McNamara as King Henryk
Stephen Macht as El El
Lou Wagner as Zethar
Time Winters as Templeton
James Nixon as Bertrand
Felix Silla as Little Galgy
Doug Jones as Big Galgy
Brendan OBrien as Heretic
Tom Dugan as William
Richard Steven Horvitz as Kinch
Elizabeth Cheap as Periel
Patrick Richwood as Grecy
Ken Thorley as Footy
Johna Stewart-Bowden as Julia
Corneliu Tigancu as Zhidao
The production was filmed on locations in Romania, including Bucharest and Zarnesti.
Shin Sang-ok wrote the story for The Adventures of Galgameth and directed Pulgasari. Trog (1970). Turi Meyer and Al Septien wrote the screenplay for The Adventures of Galgameth and directed Sleepstalker. Turi Meyer and Al Septien wrote the screenplay for The Adventures of Galgameth and Wrong Turn 2: Dead End. Turi Meyer wrote the screenplay for The Adventures of Galgameth and directed Candyman 3: Day of the Dead.
Original release was in Spain on November 18, 1996, followed by release in Japan on November 21. Its original Romanian title was Galgameth and had differing titles dependent upon the country and language of later releases. In Germany it was released as Galgameth - Das Ungeheuer des Prinzen. In Spain its video title was as La leyenda de Galgameth and its television release title was Galgameth - El guerrero invencible. In France it was released as Galgameth: Lapprenti dragon. English release titles included both The Legend of Galgameth and the later The Adventures of Galgameth, which was released by Trimark Home Video on July 29, 1997.