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Obscure Superhero Films
Darkglobe
post May 17 2011, 07:05 PM
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I recently came across one on THIStv, a film from the 60's called Fearless Frank, which featured Jon Voight pre-Midnight Cowboy as a low-budget superhero tackling super villains. Are there any other obscure superhero films that are worth seeking out?
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post May 17 2011, 08:55 PM
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Don't know if you've seen it, but back in 1980, John Ritter and Ann Archer did a superhero film called "Hero at Large". It's a little simplistic, but still an entertaining watch. You might want to check it out.
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post May 18 2011, 07:18 AM
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Hero At Large is a good one! As I recall, it's the one where he is the first 'real world" superhero when, dressed as a superhero property, he stops a robbery. Kinda of a dramedy as I recall... but it has been a loooong time since I've seen it!

Another weird one is The Return of Captain Invincible from the 80's with Alan Arkin as a 50's superhero who HUAC caused to go into hiding, and he becomes an alcoholic... and Christopher Lee is the villain!
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post May 18 2011, 12:12 PM
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Puma Man!

Or not.
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post May 18 2011, 02:44 PM
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How could you forget this guy?





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post May 18 2011, 07:33 PM
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If you going to bring up Starman (a wonky flick btw, as I recall it may have been edited from a TV show), how about the obscure Japanese superhero tv show AKUMA-KUN aka Devil Boy:

http://blacksun1987.blogspot.com/2009/12/akuma-kun.html
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post May 18 2011, 07:50 PM
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QUOTE (Darkglobe @ May 18 2011, 05:33 PM) *
If you going to bring up Starman (a wonky flick btw, as I recall it may have been edited from a TV show), how about the obscure Japanese superhero tv show AKUMA-KUN aka Devil Boy:

http://blacksun1987.blogspot.com/2009/12/akuma-kun.html


No love for Steel huh?

Probably because nobody liked that awful film.

Who here has seen The Shadow? Or does that not count as obscure? I'm talking about obscure movies, btw, not obscure characters.
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post May 18 2011, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE (cougar18 @ May 18 2011, 09:50 PM) *
No love for Steel huh?

Probably because nobody liked that awful film.

Who here has seen The Shadow? Or does that not count as obscure? I'm talking about obscure movies, btw, not obscure characters.


I would say that Steel and the Shadow, as relatively recent films from Hollywood, aren't really the obscure I'm looking for, but they may be obscure to some folks who never saw them or are younger than my geezerly age! smile.gif

By obscure, I'm looking for superhero films that are pretty darn weird/rare/out there that seldom get talked about in fan circles. Cause, that's just something I like to do, find out about the width and breadth of the genres I dig (this of course from somebody who likes weird comics like the Inferior Five, Rima the Jungle Girl, Prez, Brother Power the Geek, etc)

Another obscurity: the 60's era superhero satire Mr. Freedom:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Freedom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf8WIlyKu6U
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post May 18 2011, 09:20 PM
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QUOTE (Darkglobe @ May 18 2011, 06:05 PM) *
I would say that Steel and the Shadow, as relatively recent films from Hollywood, aren't really the obscure I'm looking for, but they may be obscure to some folks who never saw them or are younger than my geezerly age! smile.gif

By obscure, I'm looking for superhero films that are pretty darn weird/rare/out there that seldom get talked about in fan circles. Cause, that's just something I like to do, find out about the width and breadth of the genres I dig (this of course from somebody who likes weird comics like the Inferior Five, Rima the Jungle Girl, Prez, Brother Power the Geek, etc)

Another obscurity: the 60's era superhero satire Mr. Freedom:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Freedom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf8WIlyKu6U


Power Pig!

Generation X maybe? Or Justice League of America starring David Ogden Stiers.

Yeah, I got nuttin'.
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post May 19 2011, 07:06 AM
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QUOTE (cougar18 @ May 18 2011, 11:20 PM) *
Generation X maybe? Or Justice League of America starring David Ogden Stiers.


I've still not seen the Ogden Stier's film, I guess I need to track it down at a convention!

Another obscurity: Exo-Man

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076008/
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post May 20 2011, 02:41 PM
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QUOTE (Mark Ellis @ May 18 2011, 10:44 AM) *
How could you forget this guy?



If you're going to bring up this guy, you have to include MST3K stars "Prince of Space" and Space Chief of "Invasion of the Saturn Men." This latter, of course, being the film that tied with "Manos: The Hands of Fate" as the worst film that MST3K ever did. It was so bad, when the villain from "Prince of Space" showed up on the Satellite of Love, Mike and the 'bots were happy to see him.
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post May 23 2011, 08:22 AM
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"Mr. Freedom" is a great film! It's more a French satire of American patriotism.


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post May 23 2011, 10:57 AM
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QUOTE (Kenn Minter @ May 23 2011, 10:22 AM) *
"Mr. Freedom" is a great film! It's more a French satire of American patriotism.


Yeah! It has a peculiar energy to it, but I enjoy the cheeky irreverence.

Here's a scene from the super strange Fearless Frank:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19CIj1QasPo
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post May 23 2011, 03:22 PM
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Captain Nice, starring William Daniels.
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