Infra-Man (1975)

Infra-Man (1975)

Released: 1975
Genre: Action, Genre, Sci-Fi
Director: Shan Hua
Starring: Hsieh Wang, Terry Liu, Danny Lee, ,
Run time: 88 min
IMDb: 6.4/10
Country: Hong Kong
Views: 132028

Synopsis

Storyline:
The ten million year-old Princess Dragon Mom (Terry Liu) attempts to conquer the earth with her legion of mutant monsters. In response, Professor Chang (Wang Hsieh) creates Inframan, turning a young volunteer into a bionic superhero to save the world. However, the Princess kidnaps Chang’s daughter. Can Inframan save her and the planet before it’s too late?
Written by
Jeremy Lunt <[email protected]>
User Reviews: This is a hoot and a half; a Shaw Brothers’ gem. Add in a manga based story, the Shaw Bros. studio lot, sci-fi, and lots of amazing, kampy fighting surpassing even the staged corny fighting by the Bat in blue tights Adam West, and that’s Super Inframan in a nutshell. According to production notes, Danny Lee did don the Inframan suit on and I loved the transformation sequences with really 70ish sound effects! There’s 70s written throughout this one. I never knew a Demon Princess could dress and look so funky psychedelic! I thought she stopped by a Viking convention. Plus, best use of motorcycle helmets goes to the numerous black-clad skull minions who take turns getting an Inframan-ish beating and lots of well-timed body flips. This film is a very good homage to Japan’s Kaiju. Please ignore the fact that the monsters are human-sized rather than several stories tall. The Super Inframan and the Mighty Peking Man should be shown back-to-back at Subway Cinema 2004 at the Film Forum in NYC!

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