SANTO CONTRA EL DR. MUERTE / Cinematografica Pelimex - 1973
As promised, I'm posting another south-of-the-border thrill ride! When I looked this movie up on IMDb, it's listed as... SANTA vs DOCTOR DEATH! SANTA????.. I guess the the person who entered the info for this flick on IMDb had no idea what they were doing! This is one of the few Santo movies that was dubbed in English for US distribution.
Here's an art museum in Mexico, part of the story's about art forgeries created by art expert and restorer. Dr. Mann, aka el Dr. Muerte.
Eegah!! sent over this teriffic soundclip for our listening enjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button over there next to the pic-a-nic table, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's our audio offering for... SANTO CONTRA EL DR. MUERTE!
Mann and his gang are behind the vandalism that gains him the restoration job, because of his expertise. He makes exact copies of paintings and then exposes the original painting as a fraud to the museum authorities after he has made some changes. Then, he keeps the original for his private collection! Clever, no?
The first thing Santo has to do is kick this thug's ass in the latrine after he lands at the airport!
Then, it's off to the ring to kick more ass! There's a lot of wrestling in this one.
At one point, Santo and his pal lose the brakes in their car and go on a wild ride down a hill, you gotta see this to believe it, very exciting!
In this match, Santo's opponent pulls a freakin' switchblade on him, jeez!
Dr. Mann and his pals have a basement full of women they use as guinea pigs, the doctor extracts tumors from them for a secret serum besides using them as models for his paintings!
Dick Cheney was brought in to intimidate this chained up lady with some scorpions in a jar!
Hmmm, I wonder what this switch does...
There's plenty of great fights too!!
This is a creepy part, that giant stone almost hits Santo as it falls from the ceiling!
Santo dives off a cliff to catch up with the last of the doctor's men who's trying to escape, then, he chases him in the second boat.
How many times do I have to say it, these wrestling heroes did all their own stunts, that's actually Santo riding that rope ladder attached to the helicopter! Any of you think you're tough enough to attempt a stunt like that?.. Yeah, right!
KA-EFFIN-BLEWIE!!!.. That's the bad guy, not Santo.