Our friends from Cosmic Hex will give stuff away before we screen their vintage 35mm
print of Infra-Man! How cool is that? Roger Ebert will now critique the film:
Within the first four minutes of Infra-Man, (a) a giant flying lizard attacks a school
bus, (b) the Earth cracks open, (c) Hong Kong is destroyed by flames, (d) mountains disintegrate to reveal
the forms of reptilian monsters with blinking yellow eyes, (e) the Professor announces that a
twenty-million-year-old woman is unleashing the hibernating monsters upon civilization, (f) the Science
Headquarters is shaken by a second quake, (g) the Mutants awake, and (h) the Professor, obviously shaken,
informs a secret meeting of world leaders, "This situation is so bad that it is the worst that ever has
I'm a pushover for monster movies anyway, but Infra-Man has it all: Horrendous octopus
men, a gigantic beetle man with three eyes who sprays his victims with sticky cocoons, savage robots with
coiled spring necks that can extend ten feet, a venomous little critter that looks like a hairy mutant
footstool, elaborately staged karate fights, underground throne rooms, damsels in distress, exploding
volcanoes, and a whip-cracking villainess named Princess Dragon Mom. It's a classy, slick production by
the Shaw Brothers, the Hong Kong kung fu kings. When they stop making movies like Infra-Man, a little
light will go out of the world.
- edited from Roger Ebertís 31 year-old review.