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Video Quality: Q-4 = Excellent ...... Q-3 = Very Good ...... Q-2 = Good ...... Q-1 = Fair/Poor

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All films are available in DVD format only. The price for DVDs is $20 each, plus shipping. We offer a special: if you purchase 5 DVDs, you get a sixth DVD for free (so 6 DVDs are $100). You can Mix-and-Match Asian and Mexican films for this discount. The shipping charge (within the USA only) is $5 per order, no matter how many DVDs you purchase. We are always striving to upgrade our copies of these films, so that we may provide our customers with the best copy of each film that is available. (Some films may have originally been recorded off TV and may contain commercials -- but these are indicated within the listings.) We have not viewed all films on our listings, so there may be an undetected minor flaw (such as commercials or some mild digital break-up). If you find such a flaw, please let us know, so that we can rectify the problem and/or update our listings. All films are recorded on a name-brand DVD-R. Movies come in a plastic slim-line case, with generic, B&W artwork. All titles are currently in stock. If you are interested in purchasing original factory boxed VHS tapes for any of these films (with original box art), please contact us, or check our factory boxed section. ALL DVDS ARE IN SPANISH (without English subtitles, unless otherwise noted).

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Title / Year
Video Quality
Length
Genre
Film Description (All DVDs are in Spanish, unless otherwise noted)
Special Notes
Echenme al Gato (1957)
Q-2.5
89
Comedy / Sci-Fi

Delivery man Resortes is hit by a car driven by notorious criminal, El Gato. El Gato is apparently killed in the accident, while Resortes loses an arm -- which is transplanted from the corpse of the criminal. However, El Gato revives and wants his arm back. Meanwhile, Resortes discovers that his new arm has a mind of its own. Mexican comic version of the horror classic, The Hands of Orlac. The movie / film starred Adalberto 'Resortes' Martinez, Ariadna Welter and Eulalio 'Piporro' Gonzalez.

B&W
Echenme al Vampiro (1961)
Q-3
80
Comedy / Horror

Heirs of a fortune must stay in a haunted mansion, or lose their portion of the estate. However, once they arrive, members of the group are murdered one by one. The survivors try to flee, but they discover they are trapped. Sequel to Casa de los Espantos -- it was known in the USA as, Bring Me the Vampire. The movie / film starred Fernando Soto "Mantequilla," Joaquin Garcia "Borolas and Pompin Iglesias. (TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

B&W
Edad de Piedra (1962)
Q-2
83
Sci-Fi / Comedy

Professor Atom uses his time machine to send Viruta & Capulina back in time to retrieve a rare element. The comic duo meet a friendly dinosaur called Dino and some sexy cave women -- but also must cope with some angry cave men in this Flintstones-like comedy. The movie / film starred Marco Antonio 'Viruta' Campos, Gaspar 'Capulina' Henaine, Lorena Velazquez, Sonia Infante and Rene Cardona Jr.

B&W
Ella, Lucifer y Yo (1952) * New
Q-2.5
92
Comedy / Fantasy

A man falls in love with beautiful singer Ella, and makes a pact with the devil in order to win her love. Although the man gains the power to become invisible, he fails to win Ella's heart. The devil plots to unite the couple, so he can take the man's soul. The movie / film starred Sara Montiel, Abel Salazar, Carlos Lopez Moctezuma and Nono Arsu. (TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

B&W
Eloisa Esta Debajo de un Almendro (1943, Spain) * New
Q-2.5
73
Mystery / Comedy

Two eccentric families have a dark secret that connects them. The action takes place in a creepy haunted house, where sinister servants lurk and everyone seems to have something to hide. It all seems to be related to a disappearance which happened many years ago.

B&W
Embrujada (196?)
Q-2/2.5
83
Horror / Sex

Buxom Isobel Sarli stars as a woman who gets possessed by a Brainiac-like demon when aroused, in this thoroughly weird sex/horror film from Argentina. Her sexual partners get more than they bargained for. The film was directed by Sarli's husband, Armando Bo. The movie also starred Victor Bo, Miguel Angel Olmos, C. Adolpho Chadler, Sonia Brasil and Josefina Danieli.

Color, Nudity
En la Hacienda de la Flor (1948)
Q-2.5
85
Western

Juan falls in love with Isabel, not realizing that she is the daughter of the man who murdered his father. Will the thirst for vengeance get in the way of romance? See Juan Charrasqueado for part one of this Ranchera series. The movie / film starred Pedro Armendariz, Rosario Durcal, Fernando 'Mantequilla' Soto, Arturo Martinez and Aurora Walker. (TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

B&W
En la Palma de Tu Mano (1950) * New
Q-2
113
Film Noir

Atmospheric film noir from the golden age of Mexican cinema. Using information he collects from his lover, 'Professor Karin,' a crooked fortune teller, fleeces and blackmails his clients. He learns that a wealthy man's death is suspicious, so he goes after the widow. The widow's boyfriend tries to kill Karin, and the widow decides to play each man against the other, leading to more death and betrayal. The movie / film starred Arturo de Cordova, Leticia Palma, Ramon Gay, Consuelo Guerrero de Luna and Enriqueta Reza. (A TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

B&W
En Tiempos de la Inquisicion (1946)
Q-2.5
118
Drama

In 16th century Spain, during the inquisition, a man is tortured and executed for loving a Christian woman. His body is stolen by the witch Zorava, in order to give it a decent burial. Enrique, a member of the inquisition, is sent to capture the corpse robber, but falls in love with her instead -- and he must kill to protect her. The movie / film starred Jorge Negrete, Gloria Marin, Beatriz Aguirre, Miguel Arenas and Jose Jambrina.

B&W
Encapuchados del Infierno (1961)
Q-3
79
Western

Two families have been feuding for 200 years. A gang of hooded outlaws, the "Masked Men from Hell," attack members of both families. They are after two halves of a map which will lead them to a long-lost treasure. Each of the feuding families hold one half of the map. This was the first film in the 'Encapuchados del Infierno' series. See also, 'Venganza del Resucitado' and 'Barranca Sangrienta.' The movie / film starred Julio Aleman, Ana Bertha Lepe and Oscar Pulido. (TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

B&W
Endemoniada, la (1967)
Q-3
82
Horror

In the 1500s, a woman who has the habit of seducing and then murdering her lovers, is captured and walled up alive inside her mansion -- with a spiked mask on her face. Four hundred years later, a vampires visits the mansion and revives the demonic seductress. The two impressive talents of Libertad Leblanc are in frequent evidence. The movie / film also starred Enrique Rocha, Adriana Roel, Rogelio Guerra and Bertha Moss.

Color, Nudity
Endemoniados del Ring (1964)
Q-3
88
Lucha Libre

A pair of masked wrestlers -- Angel and Satan -- refuse to through a match, so get in trouble with a crooked promoter. The promoter dies mysteriously and his body disappears -- and now the pair of luchadors must investigate. This is part one of the 'Endemoniados del Ring' series. See 'Mano Que Aprieta,' for the sequel. The movie / film starred Karloff Lagarde, Rene Guajardo, Armando Silvestre, Emily Kranz and Chucho Salinas. (TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

B&W
Enigma de Muerte (1967)
Q-2
89
Lucha Libre / Horror

Rarest of the Mil Mascaras / John Carradine films -- this one finds the masked wrestling hero battling a band of Nazis hiding out in a circus. The head Nazi is Carradine, who masquerades as a clown. The movie / film also starred Maria Duval, Isela Vega, David Silva, Eric del Castillo and Victor Junco. (TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

Color
Enmascarado de Plata (1952)
Q-2.5
122
Lucha Libre

El Medico Asesino battles must battle not one, but two masked criminals / mad scientists -- Enmascarado de Plata and El Tigre. This was the first of all masked wrestling films -- and was also the only one to be released in the USA as a true 12-chapter serial. It was shown only as a feature film in Mexico. The movie / film also starred Crox Alvarado, Victor Junco, Aurora Segura, Lobo Negro, Rene Cardona Jr. (TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

B&W
Entre Ficheras Anda el Diablo (1983)
Q-2
104
Comedy / Fantasy

Sexy comedy with several concurrent story lines. The devil returns to Earth disguised as a woman -- becoming a bargirl. A woman sculptor uses another model for an important body part in making a nude statue of her husband. Buddies become rivals over a sexy show girl. Part of the popular Pulqueria film series; Jorge Rivero, Alfonso Zayas, Sasha Montenegro, Luis de Alba, Carmen Salinas, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Rafael Inclan, Loco Valdes.

Color, Nudity
Entre Pobretones y Ricachones (Los Polivoces) (1972)
Q-1.5
85
Comedy

A man inherits a fortune, but is tricked into signing over most of it to his unscrupulous boss. The two men attend the reading of the will, but once they arrive, they discover that they are targeted for murder, by the other greedy heirs. Part of the 'Los Polivoces' comedy series. The movie / film starred Eduardo Manzano, Enrique Cuenca, Lucy Tovar and Carlos Riquelme.

Color
Eran Trece (1931, aka - Charlie Chan en Eran Trece)
Q-3.5
79
Mystery

Murder strikes among a group of tourists on an around-the-world cruise. Inspector Duff of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate. But when Duff himself is shot, his friend -- the famed Honolulu detective Charlie Chan -- takes over the case. Spanish version of the Fox mystery film, 'Charlie Chan Carries on.' The movie starred Manuel Arbo, Juan Torena, Ana Maria Custodio, Rafael Calvo and Raul Roulien. (With optional English subtitles.)

B&W

(With optional English subtitles.)

Erotica (1978)
Q-2/2.5
77
Crime / Suspense

Two guys commit a robbery and while one escapes, the other goes to prison. He later escapes and hides out with his partner and his a very sexy lover -- named Erotica. A romantic / sexual triangle develops, with violent consequences. If you see what Erotica wears during most of the film, you'll know how she got her name! The movie / film starred Jorge Rivero, Rebeca Silva, Jaime Moreno and Elizabeth Dupeyron.

Color, Semi-Nudity
Escapulario, el (1966)
Q-2
90
Horror / Fantasy

During the Mexican revolution, an 'escapulario' -- a type of magic talisman -- is passed between various cast members. The religious icon brings salvation to those who wear it, but sometimes brings death as soon as the owners part with it. An unusual and atmospheric horror film. The movie starred Enrique Lizalde, Alicia Bonet, Enrique Aguilar and Carlos Cardan.

B&W
Esclava del Deseo
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-
-
See: Lujuria de Marihuana
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Espadachines de la Reina (1961)
Q-3
86
Adventure

A kind princess loves Prince Eugenio, but an evil queen kidnaps her -- trying to force her to marry the queen's own son. An adventurous wolf and spunky skunk become involved and try to rescue the princess. This was the final installment of the bizarre 'Little Red Riding Hood' film series. See also: Caperucita Roja. The movie starred Elmo Mighel, Enano Santanon, Ariadna Welter and Xavier Loya.

Color
Espectro de la Novia (1943)
Q-1/1.5
86
Comedy / Horror

The owner of a haunted mansion hires popular magician, Fu Manchu, to investigate a mystery surrounding the place. Years earlier, a bride had been accidentally suffocated, although her body was not found for 20 years. Her groom went mad with grief, and himself, was later murdered. First film in the Fu Manchu comedy/mystery film series, includes scenes of his actual magic act on stage. The movie starred David Bamberg (aka, Fu Manchu), Manuel Medel and Josefina Escobedo. (The film was recorded off TV, with a poor signal. It has ghosting and lots of interference, but is watchable.)

B&W
Espectro del Estrangulador (1963)
Q-2
79
Lucha Libre / Horror

A demonic killer called, 'The Strangler,' was killed during his previous encounter with El Santo. However, his corpse is stolen and resurrected by his faithful servant. Threatening a new reign of terror, the masked hero has to confront him once again. Sequel to, 'Santo vs. el Estrangulador.' The movie / film also starred Alberto Vazquez, Maria Duval and Roberto Canedo.

B&W
Esqueleto de Senora Morales (1959) * New
Q-2
83
Mystery / Black Comedy

A taxidemist is unhappily married to shrewish wife, but she refuses to grant a divorce. After 20 years he has finally reached his limit. After a particularly nasty fight, she disappears from the house. He claims she is away, but what is the new skeleton which has joins his bizarre collection? The picture is sometimes slightly jumpy. The movie / film starred Arturo de Cordova, Amparo Rivelles, Elda Peralta and Guillermo Orea.

B&W
Extrana Cita (1947) * New
Q-2.5
89
Suspense / Mystery

The daughter of a ruined businessman is rescued by another man and brought to live at his villa. There she meets her saviors twin nephews ... one a womanizer and the other a studious scientist. When a blackmailer threatens the family, he is murdered and now someone seems to want to kill the young woman. The movie / film starred Esther Fernandez, Luis Aldas, Jorge Reyes and Fernando 'Mantequilla' Soto. (A TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

B&W
Extrano Caso del Hombre y la Bestia (1951) * New
Q-1.5
78
Horror / Sci-Fi

This award winning Argentine film is a rare version of the famous story, 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.' A doctor experiments with the possibility of separating man's good side from his evil side. He succeeds, but not without terrible cost. The film's star also directed. The movie / film starred Mario Soffici, Olga Zubarry, Ana Maria Campoy and Jose Cibrian.

B&W
Extrano Hijo del Sheriff (1982) * New
Q-3
93
Western / Horror

The wife of a sheriff gives birth to Siamese twins. The sheriff keeps his sons hidden, and later forces a doctor to separate them. The operation brings death to one of the twins, but it's evil spirit comes back to possess his brother. The movie / film starred Eric del Castillo, Mario Almada, Rosa Gloria Chagoyan and Luis Mario Quiroz. (TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

B&W
Fantasma de la Casa Roja (1954)
Q-3
92
Comedy / Horror / Mystery

Horror/comedy centered on the Red House. Several people travel there trying to find a hidden fortune. A detective (Clavillazo) is hired to protect one of the heirs. What follows is several days of kidnappings, murders and appearances by an apparent ghost. (aka, Phantom in the Red House). The movie / film starred Antonio 'Clavillazo' Espino, Alma Rosa Aguirre, Raul Martinez and Jorge Reyes. (TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

B&W
Fantasma de la Opereta (1955) * New
Q-2.5
63
Horror / Comedy / Musical

A mad scientist has successfully resurrected Dracula, the Wolfman and Frankenstein's Monster, and he gets his creatures involved with a theater troop who are putting on an operetta. Meanwhile, there are two guys skulking around the theater dressed as the Phantom, plus someone is murdering chorus girls. Also, the Invisible Man makes an appearance (or non-appearance). This obscure Argentine horror-comedy is actually more like Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein, than Phantom of the Opera. Amazing! The movie / film starred Alfredo Barbieri, Amelia Vargas and Tono Andreu.

B&W
Fantasma de la Opereta (1959)
Q-2.5
81
Comedy / Horror

A waiter (Tin Tan) accidentally gets a singer fired from a nightclub, so he and some friends decide to reopen a haunted opera house, so she can sing. The theater had been closed years earlier, because of the actions of a murderous phantom. As they prepare to reopen, the phantom reappears. Musical comedy version of 'The Phantom of the Opera.' The movie / film starred German 'Tin Tan' Valdes, Ana Luisa Peluffo and Famie 'Vitola' Kaufman.

B&W
Fantasma del Convento (1934)
Q-2
84
Horror

Three people -- a couple and a male friend -- get lost so must spend the night in an old monastery. That night, the wife tries to seduce the friend. The caretaker narrates the history of the place, concerning sexual passion and a accursed corpse who refuses to stay buried. An eerie ghost story with haunting atmosphere. The movie / film starred Marta Roel, Carlos Villatoro and enrique del Campo.

B&W
Fantasma Se Enamora (1952)
Q-2.5
99
Comedy / Fantasy

Early fantasy/comedy combines a ghost story with a romantic triangle. The ghost of a man (soon-to-be horror star, Able Salazar) meets a rich, beautiful and living woman -- and falls in love with her. This does not go down well with her human beau. The movie / film also starred Gloria Marin, Ramon Gay, Aurora Walker and Arturo Soto Rangel.

B&W
Fantasma y Dona Juanita (1944, Spain) * New
Q-2/2.5
64
Comedy / Fantasy

A circus clown dies while trying to save a women from a fire. Years later, Doña Juanita is still haunted by the spirit of the clown, who had loved her in life and in death. (There is some slight picture jerkiness, likely due to digital compression.)

B&W
Fantasmas Burlones (1964)
Q-2.5
78
Comedy / Fantasy / Musical

All-star comedy finds two phony psychics / magicians performing at a carnival. The pair accidental conjure up two real ghosts, who go on to thwart a robbery and become musical stars. The movie / film starred Antonio 'Clavillazo' Espino, German 'Tin-Tan' Valdes, Adalberto 'Resortes' Martinez, Manuel 'Loco' Valdes, Maria Eugenia San Martin and Sonia Infante.

B&W
Fantasmas en la Casa (1961, Spain) * New
Q-2.5
78
Comedy / Horror

A writer travels to Madrid by train, where he meets a sinister older woman, plus Christina -- the girl he is engaged to marry. The older woman claims that her young companion is not Christina at all, much to the consternation of the man. Intrigued by these events, he decides to investigate -- which leads to a secluded empty house, more mystery and perhaps even ghosts.

B&W, Spanish (Spain)
Fantastico vs. el Nahual (2006) * New
Q-2/2.5
86
Lucha Libre / Horror

El Fantastico, a retired masked wrestler, is living in a rural town with his dwarf sidekick. A young woman returns to town and catches the attention of the corrupt local sheriff. Meanwhile, there is an eerie creature -- El Nahual -- which is rumored to live in the woods nearby. Is it time for a return of El Fantastico? The movie / film starred Rogelio Guerra, Ivonne Montero, Julio Casado and Roger Arroyo. (A TV station logo appears near the lower right corner.)

Color
Fistol del Diablo - part 1 (1958)
Q-2/2.5
78
Fantasy

A coward makes a deal with the devil, which allows him to get away with murder. The deal involves a pin with magical powers. But, as always, the devil has the last laugh. Highly atmospheric horror film with a film noir like style. This was part of a 12-part serial, released as 4 feature films. The movie / film starred Roberto Canedo, Dagoberto Rodriguez and Arturo Martinez. (A TV station logo appears near the upper left corner.)

B&W
Fistol del Diablo - part 2: Juego Diabolico (1958)
Q-2/2.5
78
Fantasy

The pin with magical, but dangerous powers changes hands - as another character tries to beat the devil at his own game. This was the second film of the series, produced as a 12-part serial, but released as 4 feature films. The first few seconds of the film are missing (mainly the title). Otherwise, the film is complete. The movie / film starred Roberto Canedo, Roberto Ramirez and Raul Farrel. (A TV station logo appears near the upper left corner.)

B&W
Fistol del Diablo - part 3: Trampa Fatal (1958)
Q-2/2.5
80
Fantasy

The magical pin ends up in the hands of an auto mechanic, but is stolen by his crooked bosses. They all fight among themselves, with tragic results. This was the third film of the series, shot as a 12-part serial, but released as 4 feature films. The movie / film starred Roberto Canedo, David Silva and Jorge Fernandez. (A TV station logo appears near the upper left corner.)

B&W
Fistol del Diablo - part 4: Ataud Infernal (1958)
Q-2/2.5
80
Fantasy

The devil gives the magic pin to a man who's son has been kidnapped. The plot also involves a bank robbery -- and the thief also steals the accursed pin. This was the forth and final film of the atmospheric series, shot as a 12-part serial, but released as 4 films. The movie / film starred Roberto Canedo, Jaime Fernandez and Miguel Arenas. (A TV station logo appears near the upper left corner.)

B&W
Frontera Norte (1953) * New
Q-2.5
98
Film Noir

The policeman's brother of a federal agent owns a nightclub, but is also involved in criminal activity. His brother is sent to Tijuana to investigate the murder of a fellow officer. Once there, he suspects his brother, but there is also another gang leader who was endangered by the murdered cops investigations. The movie / film starred Fernando Fernandez, Evangelina Elizondo, Dagoberto Rodriguez and Victor Parra. (A TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

B&W
Frontera Sin Ley (1983)
Q-2.5
88
Lucha Libre

A new dam displaces a group of poor farmers, and a crooked mob steals the money which the government had paid them for their land. Santo Jr. and popular masked wrestler, Mil Mascaras, join forces to fight against the heartless gangsters. Second film in the 'Son of Santo' series. The movie / film also starred Carmen del Valle and Nelson Velazquez.

Color
Fuerza de un Idolo
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-
-
See: Hijo del Santo, la Fuerza de un Idolo
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Furia de los Karatecas (1981)
Q-2.5
86
Lucha Libre / Martial Arts

An evil witch (with huge breasts) has a good twin (also with huge breasts). The evil one comes to earth with her masked henchman (wrestling star, Tinieblas) in order to disrupt a wedding and procure a magical gem. Santo, who had also arrived for the wedding, comes to the rescue. One of the final two films made by the silver masked hero. The movie / film also starred Grace Renat, Grace Renat's breasts, Rene Cardona and Cesar Sobrevals.

Color
Furia del Ring (1961)
Q-2
83
Lucha Libre

Early, wrestling drama concerns gangsters who beat up a promoter who refuses to fix matches. Years later, the son of the promoter becomes a wrestler himself, and decides to fight the crooked system. The film includes the first appearance (in wrestling scenes) by future star, Blue Demon. The movie starred Luz Maria Aguilar, German Robles, Felix Gonzalez and Black Shadow.

B&W
Furias Desatadas
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-
-
See: Tigres del Ring 3
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Gallo Giro (1948)
Q-2.5
92
Western / Comedy

A man leaves his fathers ranch in order to become a singer. On his way to the capital, he falls in love with a young woman who's engaged to a rich playboy. another woman helps him with his singing career. The plot also involves cockfighting. The movie / film starred Luis Aguilar, Carmelita Gonzalez, Pepe del Rio and Oscar Pulido.

B&W
Garden of Venus (in English, 1985)
Q-2/2.5
77
Western

Jorge Rivero plays a preacher with a sexy wife and four equally sexy daughters. The family inherits a bordello, which has a silver mine on the property. However, they have to face off against the Dalton Gang and a crooked sheriff, in order to enjoy their new life. This fun comedy / western features tons of nudity. The movie / film also starred Maria Jose Cantudo, Chuck Connors, Michael Conrad, John Ireland and Isela Vega. (In English)

Color, Nudity

(In English)

Gato con Botas (1960)
Q-2.5
89
Fantasy

Forth film in the very strange 'Caperucita Roja' series. This time out, Puss 'N Boots (a humanized cat) and a chicken are the stars, instead of the wolf and skunk. A magic pair of boots change an ordinary cat into swordsman-cat. The kitty and his hen sidekick must prevent the forced wedding of a princess to the son of an ogre. The movie starred Rafael 'Santanon' Munoz, Antonio Raxel and Humberto Dupeyron.

Color
Gavilan Pollero (1950)
Q-2
93
Western / Comedy

Two sweethearts pretend to be brother and sister in order to find work on a ranch. Of course, this leads to romantic complications, as both lovers have others who are interested in them. However, the man makes friends with his romantic rival, complicating things even further. The movie / film starred Pedro Infante, Lilia Prado, Antonio Badu and Ana Maria Villasenor.

B&W
Gavilanes Negros (1965)
Q-3
78
Western

Three adventurous friends band together, as the 'Black Hawks,' in order to fight evil. The masked heroes oppose a corrupt family which has the local town under their greedy grip. The movie / film starred Luis Aguilar, Fernando Casanova, Pedro Armendariz Jr. and Irma Serrano. (TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

B&W
Gigantes Planetarios (1965)
Q-2
87
Sci-Fi

Humans are being vaporized and a scientist discovers this is all part of an extraterrestrial plot to invade the Earth. A rocketship is launched to the alien planet, to try and prevent the attack. This entertaining space-travel film, was shot concurrently with, 'Planeta de las Mujeres Invasoras.' The movie / film starred Guillermo Murray, Adriana Roel, Rogelio Guerra and Jose Galvez.

B&W
Gran Casino (1946)
Q-2
95
Drama

An oil cartel stoop to multiple murders, in order to try to take over a valuable property. Two friends investigate the killings and discover who is involved. But the cartel kidnaps one of the friends, to force the owners to give up their land. This was the first Mexican film directed by Luis Bunuel. The movie starred Jorge Negrete, Libertad Lamarque, Meche Barba and Agustin Isunza.

B&W
Grand Luchadors - Santo and Blue Demon (2004)
Q-3.5
46
Lucha Libre

This disc includes two short (23 minutes each) documentary films covering the lives and careers of two of the superstars of Mexican lucha libre -- Santo and Blue Demon. The films include interviews, film clips and some action in the ring. It is likely that the films were originally produced for TV. The program features interviews with Blue Demon, Hijo del Santo and Carlos Monsivais.

Color
Gregorio y su Angel (1966)
Q-2.5
94
Fantasy

A handyman (Broderick Crawford), who is also a drunk, works in a nunnery. When a statue is stolen, he is accused of the crime and fired. Both the devil (Tin Tan) and an angel (in the guise of a young girl) enter the handyman's life and compete for his soul. The movie / film also starred Connie Carol, German 'Tin Tan' Valdes, Evangelina Elizondo and Victor Eberg.

Color
Guardia del Buitre (1956)
Q-2.5
83
Western

Two friend visit a town which has been plagued by a series of robberies committed by 'The Vulture.' The two friends decide to investigate the morbid crimes, and try to discover the secret criminal mastermind. This atmospheric horror/western features a bit of witchcraft. The movie / film starred Antonio Aguilar, Sara Montes, Lola Casanova and Esther Luquin.

Color
Guitarras de Medianoche (1957)
Q-3
83
Western / Comedy

A masked bandit is robbing a rich man, in order to give to the poor. On one of his raids, he meets the rich man's beautiful neighbor, and they fall in love. Several men pretend to be the masked bandit, in order to be able to marry the young woman. The movie / film starred Miguel Aceves Mejia, Lola Beltran, Pedro de Aguillon and Leonor Gomez. (TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

B&W
Hacha Diabolica (1964)
Q-3.5
74
Lucha Libre / Horror

As the body of one of Santo's descendants is laid to rest in 1603, a black-hooded figure appears and swears vengeance against him, even if it takes centuries to achieve. Flash forward to 1964, and the demonic hooded man reappears with the intent of killing the modern day Santo. The movie / film also starred Lorena Velazquez, Bety Gonzalez and Fernando Oses. (With optional English subtitles.)

B&W

(With optional English subtitles.)

Halcon Solitario (1963)
Q-2/2.5
69
Western

An outlaw clan declares war on the local sheriff, kidnapping his brother, murdering his father-in-law, and wounding the sheriff himself. An Indian saves the lawman, and helps him to come back as, 'The Lone Falcon' -- a mysterious masked hero fighting for justice. The movie / film starred Luis Aguilar, Lucha Villa, Tito Junco and Rosa Maria Gallardo.

B&W
Han Matado a Tongolele (1948) * New
Q-2/2.5
69
Mystery / Suspense

Tongolele, A nightclub dancer is engaged to be married, but a number of people are unhappy about the upcoming nuptials for various reasons -- some romantic and others financial. When another woman is mistaken for Tongolele and murdered, there are several suspects, including a former lover, a theater manager and a stage magician. The movie / film starred Yolanda 'Tongolele' Montes, David Silva, Manuel Arvide and Seki Sano. (A TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

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Hasta el Viento Tiene Miedo (1967)
Q-2.5
89
Horror

At an all-girls boarding school, one of the students has repeated nightmares about an ominous, disused tower. Some of the other girls see a ghost wandering the school grounds. The girls discover that a woman committed suicide in the tower, five years previously. Now it appears one of the girls is possessed. The movie / film starred Marga Lopez, Maricruz Oliver, Alicia Bonet and Norma Lazareno.

Color
Hay Muertos Que no Hacen Ruido (1946)
Q-2
102
Comedy / Horror

Comedian German 'Tin Tan' Valdes plays a man framed for murder. He and his sweetheart end up at a haunted house (one filled with wax figures) as they try to prove his innocence and find the guilty party. Early role for the great comic. The movie / film also starred Marcelo Chavez, Amanda del Llano, Tony Diaz and Francisco Reiguera.

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Herencia de la Llorona, la (1946) * Upgrade
Q-2/2.5
80
Horror / Mystery

A detective comes to investigate the ghostly appearances of La Llorona -- a spirit that is haunting a family which has faced a tragedy. Second film dealing with the legend of the 'Crying Woman.' The movie / film starred Paquita de Ronda, Juan Jose Martinez Casado, Tito Novaro and Agustin Isunza. (The sound quality is erratic. A TV station logo appears near the lower right corner.)

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Herencia Macabra (1939)
Q-2
84
Horror

A mad scientist believes that people are bad because they are ugly (a theory that would doom many to a life of crime). Since he becomes obsessed with his work, his neglected wife begins an affair. When the mad doc finds out, he concocts a bizarre plan for revenge. The movie / film starred Miguel Arenas, Consuelo Frank and Ramon Armengod.

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Herencia Maldita (1963)
Q-2
89
Western

A scarred man who had disappeared years before returns after the death of his father-in-law. He asks a friend to take his place at the reading of a will. After the will is stolen and the lawyer is murdered -- no one knows who they can trust. The movie / film starred Joaquin Cordero, Alma Delia Fuentes, Raul Ramirez and German Robles. (TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

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Hermano Capulina (1969) * New
Q-3
87
Comedy

A beggar (Capulina) pretends to be blind and lame, in order to elicit more money from sympathetic onlookers. When the police give chase, he hides in a nearby monastery. With the local priest, the beggar visits a rich widow, and discovers that her family are embezzling her fortune. The movie / film starred Gaspar 'Capulina' Henaine, Chano Urueta, Victor Alcocer and Armando Arriola.

Color
Hijas del Zorro, las (1963)
Q-2.5
86
Western

In 19th-century California, the heroic El Zorro is imprisoned, never seeing his newborn twin daughters. 18 years later his 2 beautiful daughters decide to take Zorro's place, as masked defenders of the poor and oppressed. Their first task is to avenge their father. Please see, 'Las Invencibles' for the sequel of this film. The movie starred Kitty de Hoyos, Dacia Gonzalez, Rafael Bertrand and Eduardo Fajardo. (TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

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Hijo de Alma Grande (1974)
Q-4
86
Lucha Libre / Horror

Two aliens set up camp in the jungle, enslaving the local natives. They sometimes extract the human eyes for transplants, or beam them back to their home planet for experimentation. Blue Demon and the son of Alma Grande arrive to try to defeat the sadistic, eye-worshipers extraterrestrials. The movie / film also starred Ana Bertha Lepe, David Lamar and Noe Murayama.

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Hijo de Huracan Ramirez (1965)
Q-3
105
Lucha Libre

Huracan Ramirez' son tries to prove his dad was not one of the armed robbers who had dressed as masked wrestlers (one even looks like Santo). In addition, he must substitute for his father in the ring for the big match, rescue his kidnapped sister, and round up the real criminals. Third film in the HR series. The movie / film starred David Silva, Titina Romay, Pepe Romay and Nathanael 'Frankenstein' Leon.

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Hijo del Charro Negro (1960) * New
Q-3.5 *
84
Western

Roberto, the meek son of Charro Negro, returns to his hometown to find that a group of brutal thugs have been causing trouble. When they kidnap some locals and demand a ransom, Roberto borrows uses father's old costume to go out and battle the villains. First film in the new Charro Negro series. The movie / film starred Rodolfo de Anda, Jaime Fernandez, Graciela Lara and Andres Soler. * - The film has some digital break-up throughout, but otherwise the quality is very good and it is still quite watchable.

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Hijo del Santo, la Fuerza de un Idolo (1991)
Q-3
64
Lucha Libre

Unusual combination of footage of actual wrestling matches (vs. Brazo de Oro and a championship match vs. Negrs Casas), with an inter-cut story line featuring the famous luchador dealing with a mysterious black-masked wrestler who is stalking him. The movie / film also starred Carlos Suarez, Ignacio Guadalupe and Jorge Kapellman.

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Hijos de Satanas (1971) * New
Q-2/2.5
85
Spaghetti Western

Two men are always in a competition to see who is the most virile man in town. However, they must band together when a sexy woman and her band of cutthroats rob the town's bank. The beefcakey male stars spend much of the film sans their shirts. A very entertaining Mexican take on the 'Spaghetti Western.' The movie / film starred Jorge Rivero, Regina Torne, Juan Miranda and Gina Romand.

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Hombre Bestia (1934) * New
Q-1/1.5
50
Sci-Fi / Horror

Bizarre, early Argentine horror / sci-fi film is part silent and part talkie. A US Air Force pilot is shot down during a battle and lands in the jungle. He becomes a Tarzan like jungle man, surviving for 12 years, but becoming insane in the process. When another pilot goes down in the same area, the crazy wild man kills him and steals the plane. He returns to civilization, only to be captured by a mad scientist, and injected with a serum which makes him even crazier -- in fact a monster who attacks and lusts after women. WOW! This rare film has several problems -- the picture is jerky and pixilated, plus there is a sound sinc issue. These flaws were likely the result of a download from a compressed original. However, as the film is a part-silent, the sound issue is not too distracting and it is still watchable. The movie / film starred Saverio Yaquinto, Carmencita Quiroga and Raul D'Angeli.

B&W
Hombre Invisible Ataca (1967) * New
Q-2/2.5
77
Sci-Fi / Comedy

A secret criminal organization consists of a flamboyant leader, a knife-thrower, a strongman, a sexy female sidekick, a mad scientist, plus some android-like henchmen. They are opposed by a hefty ex-wrestler, who now runs the local circus. But once the evil gang obtains an invisibility formula, can anyone stand against them? Wild Argentine sci-fi / comedy. The movie / film starred Martin Karadagian, Gilda Lousek, Ricardo Passano, Mila Demarie and Guillermo Battaglia. (A tiny TV station logo appears near the upper right corner, and a tiny clock logo is present at the lower right corner.)

Color
Hombre Sin Rostro (1950)
Q-2.5
88
Horror / Film Noir

Two men are trying to discover the identity of, the Mutilator -- a psychotic mass murderer who has been slaughtering prostitutes. One of the men is haunted by nightmares about a man with no face. Surreal horror film features great atmospheric photography and lots of stunning images. The movie / film starred Arturo de Cordova, Carmen Molina and Miguel Angel Ferriz.

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Hombre y la Bestia (1972)
Q-2.5
82
Sci-Fi / Horror

A doctor, who is engaged to the daughter of a fellow medical man, has been conducting experiments concerning the dual nature of man. He befriends a brutish man named Ray -- much to the chagrin of those around him. Mexico's first true rendition of the "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" story. The movie / film starred Enrique Lizalde, Sasha Montenegro and Carlos Lopez Moctezuma.

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Huella Macabra (1962) * New
Q-2.5
81
Horror

An evil count is freed from his tomb joins his son -- a child vampire. The child infects his governess with his curse. Meanwhile, after losing at chess, the count tries to steal the brain of a chess champion, but the brain of a dead leper is substituted. This bizarre film was the sequel to 'Rostro Infernal.' The movie / film starred Guillermo Murray, Rosa Carmina, Jaime Fernandez and Elsa Cardenas. (TV station logo appears near the upper right corner.)

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Huracan Ramirez (1952)
Q-3
102
Lucha Libre

A young man has a secret life, as both a singer and as masked wrestler, Huracan Ramirez. His father (Tonina Jackson) is also a wrestler, and the son has been paying his dad's opponents to lose, so he won't realize he's washed up. Later, father and son must team up to take on a gang of thugs. First film in the 'Huracan Ramirez' series. The movie / film starred David Silva, Carmelita Gonzalez, Freddy Fernandez and El Medico Asesino.

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Huracan Ramirez contra los Terroristas (1989)
Q-2.5
90
Lucha Libre

A vicious biker gang has been terrorizing the community -- robbing and attacking the locals. Masked wrestler Huracan Ramirez teams with an undercover policeman to bring the gang to justice. The final (so far) installment of the longest running HR series. The movie / film starred Raul Rogers, Armando Mauris, Adriana Carpizo and Super X.

Color
Huracan Ramirez y la Monjita Negra (1972)
Q-2.5
99
Lucha Libre

A young black nun arrives in Mexico and meets Deborah, a wealthy benefactor of the convent -- but who is secretly a smuggler. The nun is befriended by a gardener, who is secretly masked wrestler, Huracan Ramirez. The luchador must get her out of the trouble caused by the evil Deborah. The movie / film starred Tere Velazquez, Pepe Romay, Titina Romay and Jean Safont.

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We want to thank David Wilt for his kind help in writing many of the film descriptions listed on these pages. Without his indispensable book, 'The Mexican Filmography' (McFarland, 2004), the task of writing descriptions of all these films would have been almost impossible. We paraphrased his reviews for most of the synopsis we used for the films. If you don't yet have a copy of Dave's book, there will soon be a new paperback edition -- likely released toward the end of 2010.

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