Film / Hanuman Vs 7 Ultraman
Tsuburaya Productions' first collaboration with the Thai studio Chaiyo is a rather embarrassing piece of Ultra Series
history. Although this was before company figurehead Sompote Sands would try to obtain the franchise through forged legal means, the results are a bit of a mixed bag.
The plot concerns the sun becoming unusually close to the orbit of the Earth, causing massive heatwaves and drought. In Thailand, Dr. Wisut, a rocket scientist and his crew are devising a way to produce artificial rain through specially equipped rockets. Meanwhile, the children of the country pray for rain near a ruined temple, where three thieves plan attempt to steal the head of a holy statue.
A boy named Koh notices and gives chase, before the robbers violently murder him with three bullets at point blank range to the head. Koh is dead, or so it seems. In the Land of Light, the Ultra Brothers and Ultra Mother take notice of the injustice and merge the boy with the Hindu deity Hanuman. Hanuman is sent to earth to take revenge on the robbers and correct the sun's distance to the earth.
Although this calamity has been averted, Dr. Wisut successfully launches the first rocket, though a second must be launched in order to complete the operation. It is launched with Wisut's insistence, but reaches a critical level before it can reach the proper altitude, causing a massive catastrophic chain reaction, causing earthquakes and releasing from the ground five evil monsters, who lay waste to the rocket base and battle the air force, which is unsurprisingly vanquished. Hanuman arrives on the scene to fight them and fares pretty well until the monsters gang up on him and Gomora traps him within an energy ball.
It seems Hanuman is defeated, until Ultraman and the others are sent as reinforcement and free him. The tides turn again, monster after monster defeated by them. Gomora almost gains the upper hand again, but his powers are destroyed by the Ultra Brothers combined energy rays. Hanuman and the Ultras have good fun beating Gomora into the ground in a rather sadistic fashion, until Hanuman finally slices him in half with an energy cutter. With their job on earth done, Hanuman and the Ultra Brothers say farewell and part ways.
- Alternative Foreign Theme Song: The Japanese 6 Ultra Brothers cut has "Bokura no Urutoraman", a sharp contrast to the borderline traditional Thai theme song for 7 Ultraman.
- Creator Cameo: Sompote Sands himself appears as a photographer at the rocket base.
- The Face of the Sun: The God of the Sun
- Family-Unfriendly Violence: Koh's death and the robbers getting crushed like ketchup packets. The Japanese version and the Thai recut removes the last robber's death.
- Don't forget the monsters. Gomora gets sliced in half, two others each have their heads and arms cut off, and Dorobon gets his skin ripped off of his body
- Gratuitous English: Used by Ultraman when thanking Hanuman.
- Man Hug: Hanuman to all the Ultramen in the end.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Gomora is like a reptilian equivalent to an Ultra when it comes to this. Gomora in the original Ultraman was just a simple, but formidable dinosaur with no special abilities, but this Gomora is capable of breathing fire, shooting energy rays from its crests, trapping its opponents in energy balls, flight, and possibly altering reality itself to cause major cataclysms such as typhoons and volcanic eruptions.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Sipuak and Sisuliya, who work at the rocket base, are constantly seen goofing off.