Monday, July 16, 2007

We Watched This Sat. Night

It's about the greatest man who ever lived. Four stars.

Superargo is a retired pro wrestler who:

  • Still wears his mask and costume all the time.
  • Studies levitation and telekinesis.
  • Investigates fantastic crimes for the government.
  • Insists on investigating fantastic crimes his own way.
If you've ever heard of anyone better, let me know. But be sure. Because I don't think you have, and I don't want to hear a lot of Jesus Christ this and Abraham Lincoln that.


jeff kapalka said...


Pah. Just an actor in a suit. You want someone better? How about...


El Santo, an actual Mexican luchadore enmascarado, wore his mask in public all the time IN REAL LIFE!

While maintaining his championship in the Mexican wrestling circuit, he investigated fantastic crimes, battled legendary monsters and fended off alien invasions IN HIS SPARE TIME!

In the movie Las Momias de Guanajuato, after unsuccessful attempts by BlueDemon and Mil Mascaras to put paid to the titular menaces, El Santo pops up in the last fifteen minutes of the film (with a flamethrower!) to save the day.

When he died in the 1980s, a nation mourned, as the legend was buried WEARING HIS MASK!

El Santo's legacy continues, as his son now carries on his career, his mission, and his identity.

Need more proof? Superargo: starred in only two movies. El Santo: starred in over fifty films, appeared in comics and fotonovellas, and currently has an animated series being developed.

I trust I made my point.

Booksteve said...

I actually saw this as the 3rd feature at a drive-in circa 1973!!!I was 14 and my friend's mom that drove us wanted to leave 'cause she'd never heard of anyone in this flick but we talked her into staying (until about 4 AM!) and it was an amazing experience!! Cheap but cool!

Marc said...

HOW did you get to see that?!? I have dim memories of this on TV as a child and have been looking for copies ever since! HELP, PEYER!

Superfrankenstein said...

Marc, Turner Classic Movies sells the DVD [Link].

Marc said...

Amazing, I never thought to search that site for it. Ordered!

"Superfrankenstein fulfills childhood dreams", there's something for your page. Thanks very much!

Jeff Parker said...

The one I saw as a kid was "Superargo Vs. Diabolicus" and it was also life-changing.

Hoosier X said...

I saw Superargo a few weeks ago. I thought I knew bad movies but this, this is right down there with the Coleman Francis filmograpy.