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Santo et le trésor de Dracula ("Santo en el tesoro de Drácula")

  • Mexico
  • 1969
  • 81 mins
  • HD
  • French

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A group of scientists are meeting with Santo, the famous masked wrestler scientist and superhero detective, to witness an experiment in time travel. Luisa, the daughter of Dr. Sepulveda, will be lucky first transportee of Santo’s invention. Sent back hundreds of years in the past, the beautiful lady finds herself in the clutches of none other than Count Dracula. She is saved by the famous Dr. Van Roth, who destroys the Prince of Darkness by driving a stake through his heart. Back in the present, Luisa relays that she has secret knowledge of the Lost Treasure of Dracula, sending Santo and his friends on a dangerous mission in which they will have to outwit the Lord of the Undead, who’s been waiting for centuries to settle the score.

How could we celebrate Fantasia's 20th anniversary without bringing back one of our favourite icons, the man in the silver mask? El Santo (the Saint) is still the world-record holder for most films in which he’s played by the same actor. Rudolfo Guzman Huerta appeared as Santo in 50 starring roles, plus two guest appearances, from 1958 to 1982. SANTO ET LE TRÉSOR DE DRACULA is the perfect example of a great masked luchador movie: a mad mix of action, humour, wrestling. horror and science fiction, all in glorious colour! The French-dubbed version we’re presenting is the only colour version of this film in existence today. Put on your masks, the action starts here... olé!

— André Dubois