Thursday, 23 July 2009


This film is, as they say, the business! Forget all about the art of the cinema, momentarily forget about the Bergmans, the Kurosawas, let yourself believe in a world where Orson Welles, Eisenstein and Griffith were never born. That is the world where this film featuring Santo, the hugely popular masked wrestler from Mexico is right at the top of the heap. In addition to Santo there is his wrestling pal Blue Demon, mad doctors, Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy, dwarfs, big breasted women in nighties and a cyclopean creature from the local lagoon. The pace is quite breathless and not one second is boring. All this and Mexican wrestling as well!!! Acting is of course of a very high order. My favourite scene is when Santo and Blue Demon (or at least his evil clone) go mano e mano with Santo having to contend with a werewolf chomping on his ear. Ridiculously entertaining and easily the best Santo film I've seen yet. Directed by Gilberto Martinez Solares. Rating ****

1 comment:

Cerpts said...

Without a doubt my favourite Santo movie. It never gets old.