Part of the Mondo Mondays series. Get ready for weird, wild and wonderful flicks from the mondo side of the silver screen! Every Monday at 8:00pm!
â€śJaw-dropping! Unbelievably entertaining! This is classic Saturday afternoon science fiction insanity of the highest order.â€ť â€“ CHUD.com
â€śCreated by Science - Powered by Nuclear Energy... The Man Beyond Bionics!â€ť
When the world is threatened by floppy rubber lizards, stumbling tin can creatures and a psychotic, whip-cracking viallainess named Princess Dragon Mom, who you gonna call? How about a hopping, skipping, kung-fu fighting nuclear powered robo-man created from the â€śbionic scienceâ€ť bargain basement? How about Infra-Man? In this completely unhinged and unbelievable 1975 sci-fi monster mash from the legendary Shaw Brothers, the beautiful but evil alien Princess Dragon Mom invades Hong Kong and summons an army of jaw-droppingly weird, fuzzy-costumed monsters up from the center of the Earth to do her wicked bidding. The Earth is in trouble, thatâ€™s for sure, but the planetâ€™s meager defense team joins together to create a hero beyond all heroes â€¦ Infra-man! Powered by nuclear energy (NOTHING could possibly go wrong with that!) and decked out in a red and silver spandex onesie, this robo dude with a major tude uses all of the awe-inspiring powers at his disposal (including laser eyes, rocket feet and thunderball fists), to cream his enemy and keep the world safe for more psychedelic cinematic freak outs like Infra-Man (although nothing else has really come close to its special brand of WTF nuttiness). So fast-paced as to be borderline incoherent and filled with eye-searing colors, garish costumes and martial arts battles that tip over into pure surrealism, Infra-Man is like the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on high-grade bath salts, and thatâ€™s a very, very good thing! (Dir. by Shan Hua, 1975, Hong Kong, badly dubbed into English, 90 mins., Rated PG) Digital