Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Super Inframan - Character Photos, 1975

The Antagonists

* Demon Princess Elzebub (冰河魔主) The main villainess, ruler of Inner-Earth. Armed with a whip, and can turn into a winged dragon creature. Her name is a pun on "Beelzebub". (In the US English dubbed version, she is called Princess Dragon Mom.)

* Witch Eye (電眼魔女) Elzebub's beautiful but deadly servant. Has a horned helmet and eyes on her palms that shoot green beams (hypnotic or destructive).
* Skeleton Ghosts (白骨幽靈) The obligatory generic henchmen (cannon fodder). Dressed in black and white skeleton suits and wear horned crash helmets. They also carry staffs.

Ice Monsters (冰河怪獸)

* Fire Dragon (噴火龍) A green humanoid dragon (wearing a horned crown) that shoots fire from his mouth.
* Spider Monster (蜘蛛怪) A fat red spider creature that shoots web-bombs and acid from its mouth, and grows to giant size.
* Plant Monster (植物怪) A teal vine-like monster that plants itself into the ground and grows into giant killer vines.
* Drill Arm (穿山怪) A horned blue mole-like monster with a drill for a hand and a shovel-like claw for another.
* Long-Haired Monster (長髮怪) A red witch-like demon with long hair and huge horns that shoot yellow beams.
* Iron Armor Monsters (鐵甲怪) Two mechanical knight-like monsters, whose heads and right-hands spring forth (with coils) to strike their enemy and retract again.

Text taken from the Wikipedia article on this Shaw Brothers film.


MRC said...

probably in the top 10 greatest movies ever made. 5. yes. without a doubt.

Richard Svensson said...

I wish I could spend my life making silly monsters like these.

Unknown said...

I knew they had to be Japanese!