Satellite Girl And Milk Cow
An out-of-commission satellite picks up a lovelorn ballad on her radio antenna and descends to Earth to find the source of such sincere emotions. But on the way, she is caught in a raging magical battle and transforms into Satellite Girl. Meanwhile, the balladeer in question (a loser twentysomething at a café open mic) meets the fate that befalls all broken-hearted lovers: he is turned into a farm animal. But love knows no bounds, and aided by the wise and powerful Merlin (a wizard who has been turned into a roll of toilet paper) our duo must evade the all-consuming incinerator monster, the wily pig witch, and other nefarious adversaries in an attempt to be together.
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"I can write a believable love story involving anybody! (hic)"
"Oh, yeah? (hic) Try this! The girl? She's a magically transformed satellite. The guy? He's been turned into a milk cow. Can you make THAT work?"
"Yes. I. Can."
Then they sobered up and did it.
This is the most logical but insane story I've ever experienced. Johnny Carson used to say that if you buy the premise, you buy the bit, and that is as true of this movie as of anything else... so as long as you understand that you will be making a substantial investment to start out with! KITSAT-1 was South Korea's first satellite, tasked with taking photos and recording audio, and by the time of this movie it has aged 20 years and shut down, but then it hears a song and records one last video of the singer... and decides to reenter the atmosphere in order to find him. Good thing, too, because in the meantime said singer, the 27-year-old Kyung-chun has had his heart broken,... which naturally turns him into a farm animal... (I'm guessing this MUST be either an ancient Korean legend or a modern urban legend that I've never heard of) so that KITSAT-1 arrives just in time to save Kyung-chun (temporarily) from the giant intelligent incinerator trying to incinerate him... all at the sort of intentional doing of Merlin (yes, THAT Merlin) who has been somewhat handicapped by being turned into a roll of toilet paper.... Oh, and KITSAT-1 has somehow been turned into a girl in the process... with a steel body, a fireable arm, a detachable head, and a series of somewhat defective recharging options....
Now, I know what you are thinking because I was thinking the same thing. Then things get complicated. In addition to the giant intelligent incinerator relentlessly chasing him, Kyung-chun also has to worry about another character chasing him in order to steal his liver (which I think would be as fatal as being incinerated), a landlord threatening to evict him, a part-time job and a university he can no longer attend (because he's a cow), and the girl who dumped him, not to mention the talking toilet paper roll and the satellite girl he is stuck with, but somehow, in the midst of dealing with all of these problems, love inexplicably but disturbingly rationally begins to grow. His love for her will reinspire him; her love for him will defend him to the death; and I'm not going to be able to explain this to ANYONE so just watch it!
Note: One of the reasons this works (and yeah, I'm forced to admit that it mostly does work) is that the creators have brilliantly determined which things they have to explain and which they don't. For example Kyung-chun has a ridiculously intelligent pet dog we see washing dishes, vacuuming, even driving a car, with no explanation given whatsoever because it isn't necessary. On the other hand Merlin the toilet paper roll REQUIRES explaining, and an explanation we get. In contrast I've seen more sophisticated animators absolutely blow this. For example in Super Safe Train Japan the death of a missing parent in an auto accident (rather than a train accident) is almost a cliche requiring no explanation whatsoever... except in Napping Princess where the parent who died in the auto accident was a genius working on the first successful driverless car. For this case we REQUIRE an explanation, and the failure to give one, not even to claim it ironically had nothing to do with her life's work, was a very significant failure.
Note: Definitely worth noting is the inclusion, though in English subtitled Korean audio only, of director Chang Hyung-yun's earlier weirdo film "Coffee Vending Machine and It's Sword", previously only available on DVD: Coffee Samurai / Hoshizora Kiseki, about the dying wish of an ancient samurai (or the Korean equivalent) to be reborn in an indestructible steel body... so he comes back as a coffee vending machine... fighting other reborn enemies as animals... and winning a rather openminded modern Korean girl....
OK, it is saner than "The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow"! (Which is pretty much a given for every other movie ever made, too.)
Note: Though I'm guessing this was probably more of an attempt at humor rather than an admission that these city boys don't know much about cows (they have udders; I've milked a few), it is worth pointing out that during their desperation for money it is revealed that Kyung-chun can produce about 40 liters of milk twice a day from his six "breasts" so be ye warned.
Note: As is so often the case, the English subtitles, especially those on the DVD, are so much more accurate than the Blu-ray subtitles or the English voice acting which is the same on both, that with a movie this insane it might be worth watching the subtitled DVD in order to answer more of your questions about just what the heck is going on here.
In any event WATCH IT; I'm DONE trying to explain it!