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Infra-Man (1975)

Zhong guo chao ren (original title)
PG | | Action, Sci-Fi | 1975 (USA)
Princess Dragon Mom and her mutant army have arisen, and only Inframan can stop them!

Director:

Shan Hua

Writer:

Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Danny Lee ... Rayma / Inframan (as Hsui-Hsien Li)
Hsieh Wang ... Professor Liu Ying-Te
Terry Liu ... Demon Princess Elizebub
Man-Tzu Yuan ... Liu Mei-Mei
Dana ... Demon Witch-Eye (as Shu-Yi Tsen)
Bruce Le ... Sergeant Lu Hsiao-Lung (as Chien-Lung Huang)
Yang Chiang ... Liutenant Chu Chi-Kuang
Wen-Wei Lin ... Chu Ming
Wei Lu Wei Lu
Lu Sheng Lu Sheng ... Hsiao Hu (Juvenile)
Fanny Leung Fanny Leung ... (as Man-Yi Liang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shao-Chia Chen
Chok Chow Cheung
Chuen Chiang
Shao-Lin Chiang
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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 <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Taglines:

The man beyond bionics. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Infra-Man See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Infrasound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Japanese TV shows Urutoraman: Kûsô tokusatsu shirîzu (1966) and Kamen Raidâ (1971) (which were extremely successful in Hong Kong) are the bases for this film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Professor: ...It would be foolish to fight Princess Dragon Mom with military power; that would lead to defeat. Therefore, another way must be found, and it's up to us to find that way.
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Alternate Versions

The US English-dubbed version has a completely different title sequence (except for when the "transformation" animation from the background of the original HK credit sequence has been reworked into the beginning of the US credits), replaces & deletes some of the original music (as well as adding library music into appropriate scenes), and all of the sequences of Lei-Ma's standard transformation into Inframan have been snipped. See more »


Soundtracks

Music
from Urutora sebun (1967)
Composed by Toru Fuyuki
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If you like the Power Rangers, then you'll like it. And, if you don't, it won't impress.
28 July 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I rented this DVD because I really like Shaw Brothers movies, not because I am a fan of shows like the Power Rangers and the like. However, I figured with this Chinese studio behind the production, I might still enjoy it. Well, now that the film is over, I can say that I was not at all impressed, as it seemed like a movie only for kids--not fans of serious martial arts films. I appear to be in the minority, though, as all the other reviewers gave it glowing reviews. Now I am not saying that they are wrong--it's just that how much you enjoy this film will really depend on what you think of seeing superheroes and monsters in rubber suits beating each other up for most of the film. They liked it, I didn't--it's as simple as that. I grew up long before the Power Rangers--during the era of Ultraman and even then, I was the only boy in the neighborhood that didn't like the show. So, keep this in mind when reading my review.

The film begins with monster attacks occurring all over the place. Only after this has occurred many times did the leader of these monsters show herself. Now I could not understand why some hot Chinese lady in an odd costume was the queen of a bunch of guys in rubber monster suits or Grim Reaper fighting costumes, but I guess you just have to accept this for what it is. The group of humans sent to fight these monsters is really pathetic and so it's up to the brilliant doctor to turn one of these men into the monster-fighter, Inframan! Inframan can do just about anyth8ing and one by one he beats the snot out of all the baddies--leading to a rather unexciting and highly anticipated finale.

On the plus side, the costumes are pretty cool and SOME of the martial arts are pretty good (particularly later in the film). On the negative side, these are guys in rubber suits beating the crap out of each other! 'Nuff said!


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