YEEEES! A true victory for the Cinematic Art, we have seen careful restorations
of film classics as The Magnificent Ambersons
and Touch of Evil by Orson Welles, of Silent classics and of Film Noir
etc. and then we have this long lost nude version of Santo
et le tresor de Dracula - El Vampiro y el Sexo being found in some dusty
El Santo, the pride of Mexico, El Enmascarado
de Plata, the wrestler Rodolfo Guzman Huerta, appeared in a long row
cheesy adventures, superhero horror action comedies in the 1960's and
Santo! SANTO! .... da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da .... To the
Santomobile! I'm trying to put the 1966 US TV Batman Theme on paper
as El Santo is a Superhero too and something of a Mexican Batman, just
wearing a silver mask and doing some wrestling now and then.
The films, i suppose, were made primarily for a very young audience
in mind, kids, and for infantile grown-ups .... like Me.
French DVD Foldup sleeve
So, Santo and boobs didn't fit that well together, but still, there
had been rumours about an adult version being shot too, even though
well-known Mexican actor actor Aldo Monti in the extras denies ever
having acted in any nude scenes, ha, ha, he's so embarrassed.
Vivían García Besne is a mexican film preservationist
at the Permanencia Voluntaria and she was the one that found the missing
reels of El Vampiro y el Sexo some 10-12 years ago, and her grandfather
was the one who produced the first El Santo movie at the end
of the 1950's. Her family, the Calderon's, produced a mass of independent
films, or .... better known as Mexican Trash Cinema.
This is the French sexy version in color - El Vampiro y el Sexo (The
Vampire and the sex/Vita sessuale di un vampiro) with french audio
without any subtitles (no english or spanish subs) and the only differences
to the Mexican original version - Santo et le Tresor de
Dracula, are that it's in color and in a good looking transfer, and
that the Vampiresses in Dracula's crypt are all topless instead of being
dressed in black cloaks. Also there are some very mild sex scenes with
Aldo Monti's vampire involved with time traveller Noelia Noel
and the busty housemaid Lupe (Gina Morett).
The mexican original black & white version is included on this disc
and blurry looking with spanish audio and french subtitles.
Hey, who knew that Count Dracula was such a boob man, the neck thing
we knew about already.
French DVD with 7 collector cards
El Santo has constructed a Time machine and invites
Nuclear Physicist Dr. Cesar Sepulveda (Carlos Agosti) and his daughter
(Noelia Noel) to look at it. The device works best with a female subject
and Luisa gladly volunteers, and she travels back in time to the end
of the 19th century, where she drops down on a bed in a pretty cool
scene. Now she's the daughter of Professor Soler and she suffer from
anemia due to her 2 bite marks in her neck. What could those marks be?
Probably the visiting Count Alucard (Aldo Monti), that's Dracula
spelled backwards, have something to do with it. Professor Soler and
his friend Professor van Roth (Fernando Mendoza) are flabbergasted.
The Count has his coffin and a horde of topless vampiresses
in a crypt in the cemetary, and now he bites Luisa and her maid Lupe
The nice thing is that Santo and his friends can watch everything that
happens on a TV monitor screen.
Aldo Monti's Dracula is pretty cool, he likes boobs and also has got
a family treasure in the crypt. Something that not just Santo get to
and know about but also a hidden intruder in Santo's house, The Black
Mask/Black Wolf, a bad guy wrestler with a gangster gang.
It takes almost an hour before we get to see El Santo take part in a
regular Lucha Libre fight up in the ring.
The nude vampire girls above ground were Noelia Noel
as Luisa and Gina Morett as Lupe the Maid, and they both acted nude
also in René
Cardona's 1969 La horripilante bestia humana or more widely known as
The Night of the Bloody Apes.
I've tried to identify the topless vampiresses in the crypt, but only
succeeded with the one having some lines at the beginning of Dracula's
ceremony, she's Sonia Aguilar (i think) and some of the rest could be
acc. to IMDB - Paulette, Magali, Jessica Rivano and Diana Arriaga.
The sexy film version is presented in a 4:3 fullscreen
ratio and with french mono audio without subtitles.
Extras: A Propos du film: entretien avec Christophe Bier (23 minutes
in french without subs), Les Bobines perdues (5 minutes) from the 2009
documentary "Perdida" about how Viviana Garcïa Besne
found the lost film reels, and an interview with actor Aldo Monti +