BLUE DEMON Y LAS INVASORAS (1969)
aka Blue Demon vs the Seductresses
Article 4902 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Gilberto Martinez Solares
Featuring Blue Demon, Regina Torne, Gilda Miros
What it is: Mexican wrestling movie
Mini-skirted female invaders from outer space seek to kidnap men for breeding purposes. Fortunately, Blue Demon the wrestler is available to stop them.
My print of the movie is in Spanish without subtitles, so I’m not going to pretend that I was able to follow the ins and outs of the plot. However, when you combine the above plot description with the fact that it’s a Mexican wrestling movie, and throw in the bargain-basement special effects with the laugh-inducing foley effects and the perfunctory acting, I think I can safely assume that the script wasn’t in danger of being nominated for any awards. Simply on a visual level, this is one of the silliest entries in this fairly silly genre. For those who keep track of such things, there’s one nightclub scene (though there’s also a private performance for one person) and two wrestling scenes (one with Blue Demon, one with female wrestlers). There’s the usual plethora of fight scenes and a fair amount of head-scratching here. Like most of these types of movies, it’s best viewed with the brain’s critical faculties disconnected.