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Superman, shppooperman - Luchas are the Mexican superheroes - El Demonio Azul was always my fave, I just loved that name as kid. These films have a kind of loopy separate reality - the fantasy wished-for-Mexico cobbled out of the dreams of millions of little mijos and mijas. The Mexican Spitfire series with Lupe Velez were the only H'wood films that came close to being as loopy, IMHO. ;-)
Yay! Santo! I've only scratched the surface of the masked man's endless filmography, but I can say without a doubt that the films he was making in the '70s are among the most batshit-crazy things I've ever seen.
You should see the Turkish rip-offs of the Mexican Santo films.
I can't imagine -- Turkish cinema is already loony enough.
The one I have has Turkish Santo teaming up with "Captain America" to fight an evil Spider-Man.I mean...yow.
Isn't that Three Fantastic Supermen or something like that? At any rate, that sounds as faboo as that berserk Hong Kong flick The Dragon Lives Again where Bruce Lee travels the underworld, teaming up with Popeye and the One-Armed Boxer to beat up on Dracula, Zatoichi and the Man with No Name.
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