Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Super Inframan 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.

3 comments:

MRC said...

probably in the top 10 greatest movies ever made. no...top 5. yes. without a doubt.

Richard Svensson said...

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

Lily Strange said...

I knew they had to be Japanese!