SANTO CONTRA BLUE DEMON EN LA ATLANTIDA (1970)
aka Santo vs. Blue Demon in Atlantis
Article 2623 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 6-10-2008
Posting Date: 10-18-2008
Directed by Julian Soler
Featuring Santo, Jorge Rado, Alejandro Munoz Morena
An evil genius from Atlantis plans to take over the world, and he has the stock footage to prove that he can. It’s up to Santo to stop him, even if he has to use his own stock footage from HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN to do it.
It’s in unsubtitled Spanish, but, thanks to Robert Cutter’s “The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography” (which include a detailed plot synopsis), I was able to follow along. The main wrestling sequence in this one is a bout between Santo and Blue Demon, but, since they’re both heroes (despite the fact that Blue Demon is hypnotized by the villains to do their bidding at one point), the question is – who is going to be allowed to win the match? They get around this moral quandary by not finishing the match; after having won one round each, someone drugs Blue Demon’s water and he’s spirited away by Atlantean henchmen (you can tell they’re from Atlantis by the rings they wear). It’s another Mexican wrestler movie aping the James Bond movies; Santo even gets to make out with some females in this one. Nothing really special here; it’s just a moderately entertaining Mexican wrestler flick, though it does get some novelty points for being the first one I’ve seen that pairs Santo and Blue Demon.