Monday, December 3, 2012

LOS CANALLAS / Filmica Vergara S.A. - 1968

Itz Mexican Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon! We gots a pretty cool lil' flick starring Mil Mascaras and sultry Regina Torné in a story about a local 'pack of dogs' causing a ton of trouble in Mexico City. Mil Mascaras get involved after he arrives there for a series of wrestling matches... Alternate title is ANGELES INFERNALES.

This was Mil's very first film, he'd go on to star in LAS VAMPIRAS, THE CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE, THE MUMMIES OF GUANAJUATO, THE CHAMPIONS FIVE SUPERMEN, THE BEASTS OF TERROR, MACABRE LEGENDS OF THE COLONY, LAS MOMIAS DE SAN ANGEL, BLACK POWER, MYSTERY IN THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE and MIL MASCARAS vs THE AZTEC MUMMY! Love it, whenever Santo or Blue Demon talk to Mil, they always call him by his full name, Mil Mascaras! That's cool to me, respect... He's still kicking at age 70.

Regina is the leader of the pack of dogs, they hang out at an underground club where they groove out to rock music, as heard in our soundclip, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there located next to the uranium ore sample, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... LOS CANALLAS!

Mil has his own plane, making it easy for him get around. After his first match he's attacked by Regina's gang in the locker room...

And, they unmask him for the trophy! Luckily, he was wearing another mask under that one so they couldn't see his real face.

Not to worry though, he has plenty more masks in his arsenal!

Regina has a plan to get her jail bird brother and hook hand pal out of jail by communicating with them through a converted toy piano! Wow, Mexican prison uniforms are rather stylish! Seems to me though, that if they were hardcore criminals, they'd like wear their caps crooked or something just to show their contempt and all!

Regina is a real kitten with a whip, she and her pals are into elaborate dance numbers and the occult too...

Mil, wearing his 'don't mess with me' mask, meets with Regina at the club only to be drugged by her!

Regina's pals bring out the machine gun to take care of Mil, but are tricked into killing one of their own!

No matter what's going on, Mil still has to keep all his 'in ring' obligations!

Hook hand turns on Regina's bro, no more BFF!!

Don't mess with me!!..


Atom Kid said...

The Mighty Mil! I found out a few years ago that my father in law used to go stay with Mil Mascaras, he was a friend of the family. I was really blown away when I found out but my father in law acted like it was no big deal.

Anonymous said...

Nice review- I love lucha movies. I'm pretty sure that Mil's first movie was called Mil Mascaras. It's in black and white, and contains his origin story. Los Canallas is his second film. A minor quibble. Thanks for the interesting site.

TABONGA! said...

A - His credits break down in 2 catagories, one as 'self,' I chose the 'actor' section, weird, but that probably explains it..

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