Jun 29, 2014

El Vampiro Y El Sexo

1969 Mexico
Directed by: Rene Cardona


Santo, luchadore, detective, hero and scientist has invented a time machine that enables a person, preferably a woman, to travel back through time. Luisa, the beautiful daughter of scientist Dr. Sepulvda, volunteers for the task, and is sent into the past. Taking on the role as her ancestor in the 1800s, a woman in the clutches of the charismatic and elusive Count Alucard.


Alucard, is gaining strength through the blood of young women, which he feeds on and turns into his army of female vampires to do his bidding. Hoarding an immense treasure brought with him from Transylvania, he seeks to make Luisa his undead bride. As the count grows stronger, Santo and his friends manage to save Luisa, bringing her back to their own time. As Luisa returns, Santo notices a mysterious black masked man lurking in the shadows, following their every move.
Now Santo and his friends must fight a masked lunatic, and the prince of darkness himself to get their hands on the fabled treasure of Dracula.


During the 60s and 70s Lucha Libre movies became hugely popular in
Mexico and the Santo movies are an important part of it's history. Starring in over 50 films, El Santo became a living legend in Mexico,both on and off screen, and his films are trashy cinema at it's finest.

Directed by Rene Cardona, who gave us the amazing Night of the Bloody Apes and Doctor of Doom, shot this feature back to back with a more «straight» version called Santo in The Treasure of Dracula. This version features some more «adult» scenes, mostly of topless women parading around Dracula's tomb, along with some good old fashioned vampire groping.

There are some really fantastic boobies on display in the film, but besides that the rest of the film is pretty standard Santo fare; fog filled cemeteries, rubber bats wobbling around and an extended wrestling match between El Santo and his nemesis.
The adult scenes on display are pretty tame, even by 1969 standards, and most of the scenes featuring Santo seems separate from the footage with the boob shots. Particularly entertaining is the time machine that lets our masked hero view the events of Luisa, through a viewing monitor, without being present for some magical reason.

The film has become quite hard to find unfortunately, but is well worth searching up for fans of El Santo and Luchadore films. Just don't expect any more than a couple of fine Mexican jugs.


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