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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!

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Credited cast:
... Rayma / Inframan (as Hsui-Hsien Li)
... Professor Liu Ying-Te
Terry Liu ... Demon Princess Elizebub
Man-Tzu Yuan ... Liu Mei-Mei
Dana ... Demon Witch-Eye (as Shu-Yi Tsen)
... Sergeant Lu Hsiao-Lung (as Chien-Lung Huang)
Yang Chiang ... Liutenant Chu Chi-Kuang
Wen-Wei Lin ... Chu Ming
Wei Lu
Lu Sheng ... Hsiao Hu (Juvenile)
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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Trivia

This film has historical importance: -The first superhero movie in China. -The first movie promotion in Hong Kong using a hot air balloon. -The first Shaw Brothers production using a storyboard. 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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Guilty Pleasures - 1987 (1987) See more »

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Music
from Mirâman (1971)
Composed by Toru Fuyuki
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Just like old times...
20 August 2006 | by 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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