MISION SUICIDA (1973)
aka Suicide Mission
Article 2216 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 4-10-2007
Posting Date: 9-6-2007
Directed by Federico Curiel
Featuring Santo, Lorena Velazquez, Elsa Cardenas
Santo takes on a suicide mission involving fighting lots of villains, facial surgery, a highly-trained fighting squad of bikini clad women, and scrapbooking Nazis.
IMDB places this movie in the Science Fiction category. If there is some science fiction here, I’m afraid it’s invisible to me, as my print is undubbed and unsubtitled. Still, it’s the first Santo movie I’ve seen in color, and I must admit that he has an impressive wardrobe; he seems to have a different outfit in every scene. Fans of other Mexican wrestling movies should recognize Lorene Velazquez here, who played Gloria Venus in the wrestling women movies of the sixties. If you’re adequately entertained by endless fistfights, this might work for you; for me, the static direction and the abysmal score (you know the music’s bad when it sounds like it should belong in a Tex and Edna Boil commercial) make this a tough slog. And if anyone out there has an inkling of what the science fiction content is here, feel free to chime in at any time.
Postscript: Once again, doctor kiss has come to the rescue. According to him, the science fiction content here is that the Nazis are using a new brainwashing drug.