Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Aztec Mummy Collection|
Actors: Ramón Gay, Rosa Arenas, Crox Alvarado, Luis Aceves Castañeda, Jorge Mondragón
Director: Rafael Portillo
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
The AZTEC MUMMY COLLECTION presents a trio of vintage and campy Mexican horror films. In ATTACK OF THE AZTEC MUMMY (aka LA MOMIA AZTECA 1957) a scientist awakens an ancient mummy in an Aztec tomb. In CURSE OF THE AZTEC MUM... more »
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Robert H. Knox | Brentwood, NH United States | 01/15/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Remember the proverb about the dancing bear? It isn't done too well, but you're surprised that it's done at all. That is the case with this collection...the first two Aztec Mummy titles have been VERY elusive, and it's nice to be able to see them, but don't expect as nice a treatment as Casa Negra would have given us. The first film is in Spanish only, and is of very muddy quality; at times it's difficult to tell what's going on. The other two films look better- though there is a nasty digital glitch near the end of the dubbed version of CURSE- and ROBOT's Spanish version looks the best. It's still the most entertaining movie of the three. I guess BCI did the best they could with this one, and they have released many kool DVDs recently, so they do deserve your support. THE AZTEC MUMMY COLLECTION, though, falls far short of BCI's best efforts, and is for diehards like me only."
Great set but somethings missing
A. C. Cronvich | Planet Zeist | 02/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I think this is a great set really. All three spanish Aztec Mummy movies plus the K. Gordon Murray english dubbed versions of parts 2 and 3. Its really quite amazing and in a very nice package. The really big problem is THE AZTEC MUMMY. The print is horrible. It looks like it was smeared with vasaline before its transfer. Its awfull. No other complaints really, but
given the lack of extras on disc one, they really should have thrown in at least one of the two movies Jerry Warren edited out of the the first film. Given the public domain status of these films , ATTACK OF THE MAYAN MUMMY abd FACE OF THE SCREAMING WEREWOLF, its almost a crime. Look, I know that Warren used very little of The Aztec Mummy in these films, but as extras they would be great.
And now that Ive seen The Aztec MummyI know why Warren edited them that way. Because The Aztec Mummy is the weakest film of the three and the Mummy Popoca doesnt even show up until near the end of the movie. In fact you will probably forget you are watching The Aztec Mummy about half way through. Another extra could have been Wrestling women vs. The Aztec Mummy. Its a different mummy, but this set really begs for extras.
All that aside, I think its a pretty good product comming from BCI. They are putting out really great quality sets like Filmation studios shows such as Ark II and Groovey Goolies as well as the inexcusably almost unwatchable awful
quality Ultraman sets."
Best Aztec Karaoke Scene Ever
Patrick L. Sullivan | Torrington, CT United States | 04/14/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"These are extremely goofy films that are good for laughs if you like this sort of thing.
The extended Aztec Karaoke scene is in all three movies. Watch the guy behind the drummer. He is trying very hard not to crack up.
"The Angel" super-hero is an inspired bit of plot revision, and the Human Robot shows what a determined director can do with a cardboard box, some glue and paint, and a few odds and ends from the junkyard.
None of the films is very long. This is a strong point.
And none of these have the sheer, sustained, loopy brilliance of "Wrestling WOmen vs. The Aztec Mummy." The mummy in that one says "Woo," and the Evil is defeated by girls with tight sweaters and capri pants."
Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein | under the rubble | 01/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At last, the trilogy of the ages has been captured on DVD! Forget LORD OF THE RINGS, THE AZTEC MUMMY trilogy contains far more wholesome, cheezy goodness per ounce. In ATTACK OF THE AZTEC MUMMY (spanish w/ english subtitles), we are introduced to Dr.Eduardo Almada (Ramon Gay), his beautiful fiancée, Flor (Rosita Arenas), and the wicked BAT / Dr. Krupp (Luis Castañeda). Together w/ his henchmen, Krupp attempts to steal an ancient aztec breastplate / bracelet combo. This upsets Popoca, the mummy guardian! hilarity ensues. Next, in CURSE OF THE AZTEC MUMMY (in original spanish and english dub), Krupp returns to try once more to attain the breastplate and bracelet set. Popoca won't stand for it! Dr. Almada and Flor are joined by the mysterious, masked hero, "The Angel" to thwart Krupp's plot before it's too late. Then, in THE ROBOT VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY (in spanish and english dubbed version), Krupp builds a killer robot w/ a human head and burning touch, all in a last-ditch effort to finally possess the breastplate and bracelet! Of course, Popoca gets mad and battles the robot in a duel to the death! One great thing about these movies is that the entire cast remains the same throughout. This is Mexican cinema at it's best..."