Monday, 29 February 2016
Shaw Brothers Studio wanted a piece of the sweet profit that imported Japanese tokusatsu movies were generating in their native China, so they produced their own movie and filled it with their well-established form of SB Chinese style martial arts. The result is a dynamically engaging slice of madness that feels familiar but different at the same time.
To become the hero, Lei Ma undergoes a dangerous surgical procedure involving super-human DNA (that just happened to be lying around). The self-sacrifice turns him into the agile Infra-man. Hooray!
The studio didn't half-ass it when it came to the sets either; the lair of the campy villainess Demon Princess Elzebub is amazing.
3 pointy metal titties out of 5