Posted on July 8th, 2009 in Brick Prior, Movies, SHAW-A-DAY-A-THON by Brick Prior

Tokusatsu and Shaw Brothers?  SIGN ME UP!

THE OFFICIAAL SYNOPSIS

“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 create Inframan! With multiple powers at his disposal (including laser eyes and thunderball fists), he sets out to vanquish his enemy forever in the action-packed audience favorite that will have you cheering! Starring Danny Lee (The Killer, The Untold Story, Tragic Hero), Terry Liu (Oily Maniac) and Hap Wong (Shadow Whip)! Includes original Cantonese version with English subtitles and English-dubbed version! Also includes printed liner notes, printed collector’s insert about martial arts films from Shaw Brothers, original trailer and a gallery of stills..”

THE TRAILER

 

THIS IS WHAT I THOUGHT HAPPENED SINCE I HAD TO READ SUBTITLES AND WATCH ACTION AT THE SAME TIME, HAR HAR HAR

This is going to be a quick one.

Scientists and I have something in common- when the world is being invaded by monsters from another planet, we both rush right off and create a new hero to combat evil.  Beer Man hasn’t left the Beer Cave in quite sometime though, so Super Inframan has to get thing done in his place.

Who is Super Inframan, you ask?

Well, he’s Rayma, a mild-mannered member of the world’s worst defense team, who has volunteered to get all sorts of implants and whatnot to become Super Inframan, back flipping and Rider Kicking Lethal Kicking red-clad dynamo of justice!  He also rides a cool bike, and wears a shiny silver suit when he’s not wearing red because you have GOT to wear a shiny silver suit in your spare time.

Anyway!

The Dragon Princess wants to invade Earth, so she sends out the original Grimace and Shi Shi Ni Shi (aka, the Drill Master) to go fuck shit up.  Rayma’s all like, “Ha, that’s really funny- here’s my fist for your face!” and beats the shit out of them constantly.  The Princess sends an Ant Monster off to battle, and Inframan shows up only to watch in horror as the monster becomes all GIANT SIZED!

But wait- for no fucking reason whatsoever, Inframan becomes Mr. Taller Than A Building as well!  As my brain would say: “HUH HUH WHAT WHY THEY GROW SO BIG HOW THIS BECOME A GODZILLA MOVIE MAN DAMN?!”

I don’t know, brain of mine- just watch the movie!

Ant Monster gets the piss whipped out of him, shrinks, and Giant Inframan steps on him.  HE SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT IN THE FIRST PLACE!

There’s a bunch of crap about the main scientist and his daughter that I, Brick Prior, absolutely don’t give a fuck about.  GET BACK TO THE FIGHTING!

So, the original Grimace busts in on the scientist’s daughter, and kidnaps her.  The Dragon Princess says that if the scientist doesn’t help them or give them secret defense plans or share his recipe for delicious puddings, she is going to kill his daughter.  Rayma, Super Inframan, is all like “NO!” and drives to the Bone Canyon, which is where the Dragon Princess has her hideout.  There’s a big ass fight between the defense force and the Princess’ skeleton minions, and there’s a bunch of exploding stuff- people, monsters, and I think even a fish was destroyed.  Rayma finally decides to turn into Super Inframan and beats the shit out of everyone he sees before heading into the hideout.  He then beats the shit out of everyone in there, pausing briefly to use his RAZOR LASER to cut off some broad’s hands and send her falling down a fiery pit to her doom.

Super Inframan then somehow ends up in the Artic.  I dunno how that happened either.  He beats the shit out of more people, destroys everything in sight, and uses his Solar Ray to kill the Dragon Princess.

Everyone then leaves the island on a boat.

THE END!

WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS MOVIE

Super Inframan fought everything that moved, and it was awesome.  This film had everything I love about tokusatsu- people in suits fighting and making things explode for no reason.  I want an Inframan sequel. Someone make it happen!

Picture time!

CHECK OUT THE FLIP

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JUSTICE, MY FOOT

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OH SNAP, FIGHTING IN BONE CANYON

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SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR HANDS

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TOMORROW

The Magic Blade!