Two Movies for One Low Price!
Jorge A. Zarco | Fresno, CA USA | 03/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This budget priced DVD-10 from Lionsgate has two Mexican movies starring Lalo Gonzalez: the dramatic El Rata(1966) and the goofy, campy, off-the-wall La Nave de Los Monstruos(1960). Do keep in mind that this DVD has no English subtitles. Let me rephrase...it has no subtitles, period!
El Rata/The Rat(1966): Lalo Gonzalez plays a thief-con artist who hides out in a small town. When he starts to fall in love with a pretty, dark haired, honest schoolteacher(Alma Delia Fuentes), he thinks about putting his crime filled past away and "turning over a new leaf". However, it will not be easy as a detective closes in on him! This is a solid Mexican movie from the groovy 1960's.
La Nave de los Monstruos/The Monster Ship(1960): Lalo Gonzalez plays a Charro(Mexican cowboy) who battles a sexy, power hungry-femme fatale-vampire lady(Lorena Velasquez)and an army of gruesome monsters. His only allies are a pretty(and curvy!) humanoid woman(Ana Bertha Lepe)and her robot Thor. This film is honest about the fact that it's cheesy and that's why it's fun to watch...even without English subtitles. I've been crazy about this film ever since I saw it on Dish Network! Lorena Velasquez was so good at playing vampy, femme fatales. She also oozes sex appeal. I spent most of the movie looking at her..."assets"! LNDLM also has stock footage from a Russian sci-fi film and a robot in love with a jukebox! LOL! An English dubbed version of La Nave de Los Monstruos would've been perfect on Mystery Science Theater 3000.
If you're a die hard fan of Mexican movies...and you're willing to put up with a lack of subtitles and DVD extras, this DVD is for you!"