“No matter how potent your weapons are, you’ll be defeated — because Infra-Man is invincible against them!”
Chaos ensues when a power-hungry alien princess (Terry Liu) arrives on earth with a crew of two-legged mutant monsters; it’s up to a scientist (Wang Shieh) and Infra-Man (Li Hsia-Hsien) to save the day!
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
- Martial Arts
- Science Fiction
- World Domination
Response to Peary’s Review:
Peary recommends watching this ultra campy flick in a theater, noting that it’s “dull” on T.V. — which I have to admit was the case for me. Despite an intriguing first ten minutes (the opening titles are clever), a mercifully fast pace, and amusing monster-costumes (which reminded me of the 1970s T.V. series “H.R. Pufnstuf” and “Land of the Lost”), I was often distracted. This one is only a must-see film for kung fu/silly monster fans.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
- Fun, colorful costumes
No, though it’s worth a look if you’re curious about its cult appeal.
One thought on “Infra-Man (1976)”
First viewing. Skip it.
~ although, a glance at IMDb does show that this film has some kind of fan base as a cult thing. I guess I can kind of understand that, considering its inane, logic-free nature. (The former MST3K gang might’ve had fun with it if they had gotten around to it.) To me, it leaves the impression of ‘hetero camp for teenage boys’.
Mainly it’s a chaotic mess.