Superman 4, motorcycle gangs, and *eye twitch* tentacle monsters, oh my! This episode exists thanks to the hardwork and determination of our lovely patron, Joseph. Thank you, Joseph, for repeatedly insisting that we watch the 1975 film, Super Inframan!! This Shaw Brothers Studio Production sought to capitalize on the tokusatsu craze in Japan, borrowing tropes, music, and more from tokusatsu series like Kamen Rider and Ultraman. With that in mind, Brandon, one of our resident tokusatsu experts with a new podcast series in the Skiffy and Fanty family focusing on Kamen Rider, Righteous Kicks (with co-host Iori Kusano), joins Jen and Paul to talk about this “3 stars from Roger Ebert” rated film. No, we don’t know why Roger Ebert gave it three stars, but he must have had a reason. There ends up being quite a bit to talk about, including the relative intelligence of the villain, the wide variety of monsters, how She-Demon was totally wasted, and why we all want an Infragirl movie.
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