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Infra-Man (1975)
"Zhong guo chao ren" (original title)

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Princess Dragon Mom and her mutant army have arisen, and only Inframan can stop them!

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Cast

Credited cast:
Danny Lee ...
Rayma / Inframan (as Li Hsui-Hsien)
Terry Liu ...
Princess Dragon Mom
Hsieh Wang ...
Professor (as Wang Hsieh)
Man-Tzu Yuan ...
Chan's Daughter
Wen-wei Lin ...
Chu Ming
Dana ...
(as Shu-Yi Tsen)
Chien-Lung Huang
Lu Sheng
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shao Lun Chiang
Yang Chiang
Chun Chin
Tien-Chu Chin
Jen Kwan
...
Xiaolong (as Kin Lung Hung)
Fanny Leung ...
(as Man-yi Liang)
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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 <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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1 November 1998 (Finland)  »

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The first monster Inframan fights is a plant monster (and not an octopus monster, as is commonly believed). See more »

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During several of the fights between the creatures and the Silver Suited Men, several of them have tears in the crotches of their uniforms (seen when the men land on their backs and their legs are not together). See more »

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Professor: There are other weapons I haven't given you as yet. For success it's essential you have thunderball fists.
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Professor: That's right, thunderball fists!
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References Kamen Rider (1971) See more »

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Music
from Urutora sebun (1967)
Composed by Toru Fuyuki
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Just like old times...
20 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If only I were alive in 1975 to enjoy classic grind-house cinema like "Infra-Man." Quentin Tarantino has yet to serve up the goods, if any, on this classic martial arts/superhero epic. I remember "Infra-Man" quite fondly, if not a little blankly, from my childhood growing up during the early 1990s. I was heavily into my phase of "Bang, bang, shoot-'em-up, G.I. Joe, martial arts, comic books, and outer-space monsters" at that time. "Infra-Man" and Godzilla were probably the cornerstone of my childhood at that point. "Infra-Man" is the Chinese answer to "Ultraman"; an A.D.D. fusion of that Japanese "Ultraman," Hong Kong kick-'em-up, Bruceploitation and straight-up Shaw Brothers-style kung-fu, the evil Princess Dragon Mom (Terry Liu) awakens from a billion-year slumber to conquer the world. She reawakens her army of mutant super-soldiers and unleashes them upon an unsuspecting populace. A brilliant scientist devises a plan to transform a brave astronaut into the first "Infra-Man," a bionic superhero who possesses the necessary strength and weaponry to conquer Princess Dragon Mom and her cohorts. "Infra-Man" is a unique title of unrepentant cheesiness, bad dubbing (is there any else?), and sci-fi kung-fu kick-'em-up. I wouldn't recommend this title to anyone who can't sit through cheesy late-night fanfare. For all its frenetic action sequences, director Shan Hua keeps a tight pace and never lets things slow down once they begin. In my view, they don't really get any better than this. I would suspect that soon a remake on a bigger budget and with better effects is on the horizon. I'm not really looking forward to something like that; it'll just take away all the campy fun and that's something we desperately need from "Infra-Man."

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