Saturday, February 2, 2013

Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964)

Director: Rene Cardona

Starring: Lorena Velazquez, Armando Silvestre, Elizabeth Campbell, Maria Eugenia San Martin, Chucho Salinas, Ramon Bugarini

More info: IMDb

Tagline: How much SHOCK can you take?

Plot: Wraslin' babes, Loretta & Venus, try to crack the heads of an Asian gang led by a Fu Manchu-like character known as "The Black Dragon," who's killing off archaeologists in hops of discovering the Treasure of the Aztecs. Entering a tomb and discovering the living remains of a mummified witch doctor who can also change himself into a spider and bat, it time for the main event


My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? Maybe, but with a crowd.

Wrestling women?  Four of 'em and right from the start.  Aztec mummy?  Not until 70 minutes (out of 99) in.

This one is almost as fun as the title.  There's lots of women wrestling (really, there's probably a total of 20 minutes of it). Plot-wise you're going to get exactly what you think.  The English dub is ridiculous but it might be just as ridiculous in Spanish.  It's got a costumed, Fu Manchu-esque villain, thugs, good guys, wrestling women and one Aztec mummy.  I love it.  When Prince Fujiyata (the bad guy) doesn't get what he wants, he offers to settle the matter once and for all by having his two Judo-chopping sisters wrestle the good guys girls and the winner takes all...but the match will be held in two weeks.

Gee, way to go perpetuating the stereotype, man.

Things I learned...wrestling women are hot! Aztec mummies can turn into bats.  Said bats can fly backwards when the shot calls for it. Aztec mummies only attack at night.  Aztec mummies seem an awfully lot like vampires.

It's not a bad way to kill some time with your friends.  There's plenty to goof on and enjoy.  Is it as educational as a museum visit?  No, but it can be just as much fun.

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