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FAR EAST FILMS
SUPER INFRAMAN (1975)

Directed By:
Shan Hua

Not Rated
Genre: Sci-Fi
Format Used: My own DVD
Contains: Graphic Violence
Country: Hong Kong
Dubbed

Also Known As:
Zhong guo chao ren
Chinese Superman
Chung kwok chiu yan (Hong Kong: Cantonese title)
Infra-Man (USA)
The Infra Superman

THE PLOT:

The surface of the Earth is under attack, thousands of people are killed in this unprovoked attacked. The cause, Princess Dragonmon and her army of monsters have decided to invade. Princess Dragonmon is an alien whose race has been hiding under us for centuries waiting to attack and the time is right. A doctor has been preparing for something like this and turns his assistant Rayma into the cyborg hero known as Inframan.

Now only Inframan stands between the Earth and Princess Dragonmon but when a close friend is captured and brainwashed, can she be stopped with this inside man feeding her info?

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Being a ultrafan of Ultraman I can say that Hong Kong's efforts to create they're own version of Ultraman works without a hitch. Even I think the monsters could have been a little better in places. Like the spider monster's skin kind of looked like cloth. But other that that I think the monsters were a pretty cool design and considering they had no help from Japan in this I think this is an assume movie. Full of fun, action and well crafted characters. Now some of the dubbing is also on the cheesy side. But again that was minor on the grand scheme of things. If you really like Kung Fu movies or really like Ultraman series, then you must have a look at SUPER INFRAMAN. 9 out of 10 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

Once again Zedd is being over generous with the stars, he thinks stars grows on trees. Anyway, even know Zedd made a lot of good points in his review. I feel that the dubbing was too much on the corny side and the costumes look too much like cloth and I've never been to much into Hong Kong Kung Fu, I think the sound effects are always way over the top and unrealistic. But I don't hate this movie either, I think they made a valiant effort to create a new monster mythology and for the record we think they are saying DRAGONMON not Dragon mom. 4 STARS.

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ON THE POSTIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ COOL MONSTERS (Plenty of cool monsters in this movie.)
+ INFRAMAN (China's Ultraman really kicks ass.)
+ KUNG FU ACTION (Plenty of kung fu fighting.)
+ STORY (The story works.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- DUBBING (Some of the acting in the dubbing could have been better.)
- MONSTER MATERIAL (Some of the monsters look like cloth.)

...AND FINALLY...

- FAN BASED (If you aren't one for Hong Kong kung fu, then this isn't for you.)

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