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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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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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Action | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

In the original Chinese version, Princess Dragon Mom's name is said to be Demon Princess Elzebub. This is a play on Beelzebub, a name meaning "Lord of the Flies" attributed to both a Biblical idol and the devil. See more »

Goofs

Infra-man suit works with solar power nevertheless he can fight in the cave of the underworld. See more »

Quotes

Professor: There are other weapons I haven't given you as yet. For success it's essential you have thunderball fists.
Rayma: I can have such a thing?
Professor: That's right, thunderball fists!
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Trailer Trauma Part 4: Television Trauma (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Music
from Mirâman (1971)
Composed by Toru Fuyuki
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A fine, if not subtle, blending of two camp genres
3 August 2017 | by jamesrupert2014See all my reviews

In 1975, the Shaw Bothers, who were responsible for much of the classic Kung-foolery released in North America during the '70s martial arts fad, produced this unforgettable fusion of acrobatic, if unrealistic, martial arts and the Japanese mecha/kaiju genres. Clearly drawing inspiration (if that's the word) from Ultraman, Super Inframan is a flying cyborg hero equipped with a variety of implausible weapons, which all come in handy when he faces the dreaded Princess Dragon Ma (note: I watched a subtitled version, which may differ from the original names and dialogue) and her band of evil mutants (including a scantily clad and very sexy 'Witch Eye'). Silly in the extreme, the film is almost one continuous fight between "Science Headquarters" agents, including the titular hero, and the evil team. A few brainwashings and kidnappings are thrown in to drive the plot (again, if that's the word) but essentially the movie is a 'chop-socky' in ridiculous costumes. Considering the vintage and genre, the often imaginative special effects aren't that bad (if you ignore the foam-rubber monster outfits). Not for everyone but perfect for some. Note: the version I watched on You-tube may have later subtitling, as the expressions "Chicken---t" and "F--- that b----- up" were used, which I'm sure were not in the version I saw back in the 70's.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Infra-Man See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Infrasound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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