Art of Cinema #472

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Directed by RenĂ© (Night of the Bloody Apes) Cardona, this bizarre Mexican film imported in the U.S. by K. Gordon Murray was originally released in 1959 — and continued to play the weekend matinee circuit in North America (“Delighting children of all ages!”) every December until the early ‘80s.

4 comments:

swac said...

I just bought this in blu-ray.

The ho-ho-horror....the ho-ho-horror...

Flickhead said...

Santa Claus on Blu-ray?!? That's just... incredible!

The one Mexican import/matinees-only movie that struck me as truly odd was The Tinder Box, which I haven't seen since the 60s.

swac said...

Yep, VCI have put it out, and it actually looks quite stunning. A long way from the PD VHS copies I've seen over the years, including one that managed to edit out all appearances by/references to the Devil! I think it must have been redubbed as well. There's also a bit of a new documentary on K. Gordon Murray on there as well, and best of all, it's a pretty cheap disc.

Flickhead said...

I just checked out the specs at Amazon. Needless to say, the Blu-ray went right into my shopping cart! Thanks for the heads-up!