I am trying to retrieve the name of a Japanese (or US?! …or both?) Metal Hero fighting plastic monsters movie (such as Gavan or Shaider) released in the 80s.
I think it was a 90min film, but it might as well be TV series put together.
I don’t remember if it was a robot, or a human transforming or wearing an armor…
I think it was a Robot / Cyborg, but not sure.
Here is what I remember of it:
- His Armor was red, looked a bit like an insect with big green eyes and antennas. He was wearing Silver boots.
- It was a bit violent… with people actually dying and stuff.
- the movie starts in a laboratory where scientists are actually designing the armor of the hero or the robot / cyborg. The place is attacked by a huge tentacle monster.
The tentacle monster catches scientists and fries them on the walls (like the walls are electrified of something).
- One of the battles takes place underground, and fire and lava is involved. I remember the main guy wearing the armor trying to climb back up a burning well, and the armor is barely resisting the heat. He gets out of it, but he is heavily damaged.
- It’s not Kamen Rider!
- Kamen Rider
- The duo-tone guy… Kikaider?
I rented the video tape and watched it when I was 7 years old, so around 1985.
The tape was dubbed in French, so it’s not something that released in Japan only.
I know there are lots of guys from my generation on SRK so I thought maybe someone could help.