Friday, January 30, 2015

THE ODD FOREIGN SUPERHERO BOWL

As you know from reading this blog, I love just about anything having to do with superheroes, which has never set will with folks here in the Ozarks. I've been told I should like "real heroes" (Is there such a thing?).

Since we are coming up on Super Sunday and the Super Bowl, I thought it would be cool to give a shout out to those odd foreign superheroes of the movies.They turned up on Saturday matinees and Saturday afternoon movies from the late 60s until the advent of home video, where they would soon make their home.

From Japan:
ULTRAMAN
STARMAN


SPACE CHIEF

PLANT PRINCE or PRINCE OF SPACE

Mexico:

SANTO or SAMPSON

BLUE DEMON

BATWOMAN

Italy:

FANTASTIC ARGOMAN

SUPERARGO (No relation to Fantastic Argoman)

3 FANTASTIC SUPERMEN
FLASHMAN

Look for these superheroes on YouTube and enjoy the unique way foreign countries create superhero movies. Especially the Italians. The incidental music in both Flashman and The Fantastic Argoman sounds very much like the incidental music from The Beverly Hillbillies.  The Fantastic Argoman's super power is he induces suicide!



Now if we only had action figures of these guys (actually I bought a Ultraman action figure. My five year old great-nephew plays with it, but calls him Silver Man).

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