(352) ENIGMA OF DEATH (1970) Mil Mascaras | John Carradine
Mexican/Spanish title ENIGMA DE MUERTE [Enigma of Death]
also known as SWASTIKA OF DEATH
starring: Mil Mascaras ˇ John Carradine ˇ Maria Duval ˇ Isela Vega ˇ David
Silva ˇ Eric del Castillo
wrestler [and part-time spy superhero] Mil Mascaras is on a mission to
keep two neo-Nazis from piecing together a formula for a doomsday bomb.
They are scheduled to meet and finalize the deadly explosion somewhere
in Mexico. Research takes Mil Mascaras to carnival run by Don Germán
and a nest of Nazi sympathizers. Posing as a strongman performer, Mil
goes undercover and ferrets out Rios Martin (John Carradine), a top neo-Nazi
leader hiding behind clown makeup. Lots of weirdness with knife-throwers,
drunken midgets, sharpshooters, sadistic white supremacists and Ferris
Wheel shenanigans as Mil Mascaras enters a world of diabolical intrigue
and political incorrectness.
is a professional Luchador [masked Mexican wrestler], the first to wrestle
at NYC's Madison Square Gardens (December, 1972). He was born Aaron Rodríguez
Arellano in 1942 and began his wrestling career in 1965, winning numerous
major awards including Mexico's D.F. National Heavyweight title. Of course,
Mil is best known for his movies and he continues making them today (MIL
MASCARAS VS THE AZTEC MUMMY).
movie was the last of four made by actor John Carradine in Mexico in the
late '60s (preceded by JEKYLL
AND HYDE: DIABOLICAL PACT, MADAM
DEATH and LAS
VAMPIRAS [also with Mil Mascaras]). He would travel the world,
appearing in one film after another (he often mused: "Why do I have
a house if I'm never home"). In fact, he made almost 400 movies between
1930-1995, dying of natural causes in Milan Italy at age 82, November
Mexican film with optional ON/OFF English subtitles;
fullscreen; uncut 92 minutes; NTSC DVD format, encoded for ALL REGION,
playable on any American DVD machine. Extras include Mil Mascaras trailers.
recommended for Mature Audiences