*** MOVIE INFO : * TYPE : AVI DIVX * TIME : 102 min 47 sec * RESOLUTION : 640x480 * ***
************************** THE SPIRIT IS ONE MORE FANTASTIC MOVIE INSPIRED IN A HIT FROM COMIC BOOKS ... *****************************
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*** In a cat-filled mausoleum in Central City, Denny Colt, also known as the masked vigilante and detective the Spirit, receives a phone call from Detective Sussman about something big going on near an old shipwreck in the mudflats, something that the Spirit’s arch-nemesis, the Octopus may be involved in. Worried about a possible leak, Sussman tells the Spirit he wants the information kept from the rest of the police for the time being. The Spirit dons his costume and sets off into the night, traveling across the rooftops of the city while delivering a voice-over soliloquy about the city being his only true love, until he hears a woman being mugged in an alley below. He manages to save her, receiving a knife wound that would otherwise prove fatal, but seems to not even notice. Upon seeing this the woman asks, “What are you?” Afraid of such a question, the Spirit runs away. He catches a ride from Officer Liebowitz and the pair head toward the flats.
At the swampland, Sussman witnesses a beautiful femme fatale, Sand Saref, rising out of the water and initially appear to shoot Sussman multiple times. Shortly after the Spirit and Liebowitz arrive and find the near-mortally wounded Sussman, however, a flashback reveals that it was really the Octopus who shot him in an effort to recover two identical chests underwater. Sand and her husband Mahmoud tried to flee with both chests, but the Octopus shot at them, wounding Mahmoud and snapping the line connecting the two chests together. Sand escaped leaving one chest behind, which the Octopus then retrieves from the murky depths.
After the Octopus kills Liebowitz by ripping his head off, he sends three of his cloned henchmen, Ethos, Pathos, and Logos, away with the chest with the intention of being alone to take on the Spirit. The Octopus’s accomplice Silken Floss drives up, running over Pathos in the process, and departs with the cargo, expressing her thoughts that the Spirit and the Octopus will “be at it all night.” The two enemies do indeed take part in an extensive and highly stylized fight involving them mostly grabbing random blunt objects from out of the muddy water and bashing each other with them, including a toilet and a nine-foot-long lug wrench. A still quite alive Pathos shows up and shoots the Spirit, however, ending the battle and putting the hero down for the count, but not before the Octopus claims that he and the Spirit share a connection due to their capability to take such great amounts of punishment. The Octopus and Pathos leave as police helicopters arrive. [ text extracted from wikipedia ] ***