of the Very First Santo films!
title SANTO CONTRA LOS ZOMBIES [Santo Against the Zombies]
also known as SANTO in INVASION OF THE ZOMBIES
director: Benito Alazraki
starring: Santo · Lorena Velzquez · Armando Silvestre
· Carlos Agosti · Ramon Bugarin
hero Santo battles an evil scientist who has created a race of zombies.
masked Mexican wrestler Santo was born Rodolfo Guzman Huerta in Hidalgo
Mexico. In the mid '50s, an illustrator named Jose Guadalupe Cruz started
publishing a "Santo" comic book which pitted the hero against
an army of villains. Despite his popularity, Santo refused movie offers
until 1961 when he agreed to make three independent films in Cuba. This
movie was one of those original three. It launched a career that stretched
through two decades and 50+ projects. During this time, Santo had never
been seen nor photographed without his mask, but in January '84, without
warning, he announced his retirement and removed his mask on the television
program Contrapunto. Less than two weeks later, Santo
died from a heart attack at age 66, February 1984. He was survived by
his wife Eva Vadager and eleven children.
His co-star here is Lorena Velazquez. She would again join him for
numerous other films including the classic SANTO
VS THE VAMPIRE WOMEN. Miss Velazquz is probably best known for
the legendary SHIP
OF MONSTERS and PLANET
OF FEMALE INVADERS. In her 80s, Lorena is still acting today,
currently in the role of Corina for the long-running TV series Amores
con Trampa [Love Trap].
film with English subtitles; fullscreen format, uncut, 81 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT. Extras include Santo trailers.