Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Super Inframan|
Actors: Danny Lee, Terry Liu, Hsieh Wang, Man-Tzu Yuan, Wen-wei Lin
Director: Shan Hua
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy
The original mind-boggling, fast-paced monster mash! When the nefarious Dragon Princess invades Hong Kong and summons monsters up from the center of the Earth for her army, Earth's meager defense team joins together to cr... more »
FUN>< FUN< FUN and insanity!!!!!!!
A. C. Cronvich | Planet Zeist | 03/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great transfer of a great scienvce fiction/kung-fu action monster movie. IT is so filled with wall to wall action that it borders on insane. I remember seeing TV spots for this film in 1977. It has these cool cyborg type villains who shoot mace-like projectiles on springs from their arms. Inframan himself bounces around and does flips and cartwheels as though HE is on springs. A horrible pan and scan VHS tape was released in the early eighties. This DVD has a fantastic picture and is in widescreen. So you wont miss any of the action. The english dubbed track is lifted from that earlier theatrical/video release. It was recorded by Titan sound Inc. and you can hear the voices of Ultraman regulars like Peter Fernandez of Speed Racer. This is really the original Chinese cut of the film, so the animated american opening credit sequence is not here to be seen. This is a shame since it is an improvement over the bland chinese titles. It should have been included as an extra. But, basically, this is the best way to see Inframan. I believe the "INFRA" in Inframan is short for "infra-red". There was a lot of research into this at the time. Inframan's costume is red. And there was an Ultraman spin-off character called Redman in the early seventies, so it all kinda ties in."
The best bad movie ever made
Andrew J. Hirsch | 11/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am not normally compelled to write reviews for products or movies online, but when I found out this movie had been released on Region 1 DVD I absolutely HAD to buy it. This disk is so much better than I had imagined I thought I'd spread the word. I never thought in my wildest dreams that a beautiful widescreen print of this 1975 Chinese film with the original bizarre Peter Fernandez-produced English dub would ever hit North America. Thankfully I have finally been proven wrong! Previously only available as a Region 3 disk and VCD, this movie singlehandedly caused me to buy a region-free DVD player. Heavily influenced by Japan's "Ultraman" and "Masked Rider" television series, this cult classic has everything you need: motorcycles, monsters, martial arts, a cyborg superhero and a frenetic pace. The movie is almost non-stop action and is suitable for just about all ages. One word of warning to parents--this disk contains literally dozens of trailers (and other extra goodies) for other Chinese genre movies. The trailer for one particular movie has English subtitles at the bottom of the screen and an on-screen character drops an "F-bomb". Otherwise, you can throw out your grainy, washed-out bootlegs and pick up the best bad movie ever made."
Robert Lowe | 10/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"and excellent disc from Image. The film is top notch for fun, and it's got some pretty cool extras as well. It's very nice to see a legit company coming out with REAL Shaw Brothers dvds that aren't bootlegs."