Santo was 65 years
old when he made this film. Unfortunately, his film wrestling style was
beginning to suffer visibly. In the movie, he has three fights with the
much younger Tinieblas. Only one of these is memorable, containing mere
flashes of the greatness that made Santo a legend. Realizing his best
days were behind him (SANTO
IN THE HOTEL OF DEATH, SANTO
VS THE ZOMBIES, SANTO
AGAINST THE VAMPIRE WOMEN, or SANTO
AND BLUE DEMON AGAINST THE MONSTERS), Santo retired from motion
pictures and the ring. He appeared on a Mexican variety TV show a few
months later and - for the first and only time - unmasked himself. He
then embarked on a brief career as an escape artist before dying from
a heart attack in February 1984.
scantily-clad, busty Grace Renat (born Graciela Prior Marín in
1947) spends a lot of time gyrating to various exotic dances here. She
was a covergirl model and professional dancer before her career in movies.
Grace retired in 1993 after a successful TV series Papá Soltero.
Carlos Suárez was Santo's manager throughout his career. He sometimes
would play the villain in a Santo film (SANTO
VS THE RIDERS OF TERROR, SANTO
AND THE BLUE DEMON VS DRACULA AND THE WOLFMAN, et al) but
this time he plays Santo's traveling buddy, Cliff. Another interesting
actor is former Mexican master director Rene Cardona (BAT
WOMAN and BESTIA
HUMANA: NIGHT OF THE BLOODY APE) in the role of Professor Williams.
This movie was shot totally in Miami Florida USA, the lavish sets are
actually (the Vizcaya Museum, Monkey Jungle and Coral Castle).
Karatescas" [Karate Fighters] title is very misleading. Steve Cheng
is the only martial artist in the movie. And he doesn't do any karate.
In fact his scenes are inexplicably brief as he disappears halfway through
to join evil queen Queria's gang and is replaced in the wedding by wealthy
Prince Tegal. No one seems bothered by the interchangeable grooms.
film with optional ON/OFF English subtitles; fullscreen format,
uncut 89 minutes; DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
Extras include theatrical Santo trailers
For Mature Audiences