NEUTRON BATTLES THE KARATE ASSASSINS (1965)
(a.k.a. NEUTRON CONTRA LOS ASESINOS DEL KARATE)
Article #1318 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 10-23-2004
Posting Date: 3-22-2005
Directed by Alfredo B. Crevenna
Featuring Wolf Ruvinskis, Ariadna Welter, Chucho Salinas
Neutron helps the police track down a group of assassins that use karate to dispatch with their victims.
Fantastic content: One of my sources implies that the assassins may not be quite human, but I’m unable to confirm this for the reasons described below.
This is another entry in the Mexican Neutron series. Neutron is a masked crimefighter who (amazingly enough) does not engage in wrestling on the side, so there are no wrestling scenes. I don’t think this one ever made it to the U.S. in dubbed form, so I had to settle for an unsubtitled print in Spanish. In short, my commentary will be inevitably crippled by the fact that I can’t quite figure out the details of what’s going on, hence my hedging on the fantastic content above.
It does look pretty good, though; I’m always amazed at just how much better the acting seems when you watch them undubbed. Even the comic relief character seems funnier; I believe his name is Chucho Salinas, as I recognized him from the Wrestling Women series as the short boyfriend. It also gave me an opportunity to hear the real, sonorous voice of German Robles (he played the title role in the Mexican movie THE VAMPIRE). But, as usual when I watch movies in this fashion, I spend a lot of time wondering what people are talking about. That’s the price of doing a comprehensive survey of the genres.