In a Nutshell. Mini reviews of movies old and new. No fuss. No spoilers. And often no sleep.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Infra-Man (1975)

aka The Super Inframan

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

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