Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Santo y Blue Demon Contra los Monstruos|
Actors: Carlos Ancira, Alejandro Cruz, Jorge Rado
Director: Gilberto Martinez Solares
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Music Video & Concerts
Len Snark | California | 12/26/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This was my first mexican wrestler film, so maybe I missed a few things. From what I could figure out, an evil doctor (the brother of our hero's girlfriend) comes back from the dead looking for revenge. On who? I'm not sure about that. I'd think it would be Santo, as he spends a lot of time grousing about how much he hates him and his pal Blue Demon, but when given the tools for vengance--a legion of mythical creatures that are loyal only to him--he has them kill random people. Maybe this is a statement about how vengance really affects everyone. Anyway, Blue Demon is out of the action for most of the film, leaving Santo to battle Frankenstein, El Hombre Lobo, and the rest of the mythical baddies. The problem is that Santo really isn't a very effective fighter and he spends most of his time losing. Realistic? Yes. Entertaining? Heck yeah. Santo spends a lot of time hitting the bad guys and executing the occasional wrestling move. He also wears a three piece suit into battle as well. I figure that the director was trying to make a statement about the futility of businessmen to be able to tame the primal forces of nature. Or not. Footnote: I've had DVD's refuse to let me skip menus, but this disc has numerous previews (about seven minutes worth) that cannot be skipped. Big deal, you say. How about this? I tried to give up and press STOP and it told me that "this action was not allowed by disc!""