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This was a series of low-budget films from Mexico that followed the
adventures of two wrestling women: Gloria Venus, later renamed Loreta
(played by Lorena Valezquez) and Golden Rubi (played by Elizabeth
Campbell). They combined elements of action, science-fiction,
the sexual titillation of women wrestling. There were six films
in the series. Three of which have been released in
You will get this
movie and the second Luchadoras film in the set shown above;
American-released, English-language versions. Awesome!
Plus, lots of extras!
"Doctor of Doom" (1963):
In Mexico, this movie is titled, "Las luchadoras vs. el Medico
Asesino", meaning "The Wrestling Women vs. the Murderous Doctor".
It's also been called "Rock 'n' Roll Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Ape"
and "Sex Monster" in the USA.
This is an entertaining, fast-moving film of 80
length. That's not to say it's a "good" movie, but it is a
thrifty 80 minutes. And it IS watchable. Mainly for the two
female leads: Lorena Valezquez and Elizabeth Campbell. Lorena
plays the female lead Gloria Venus, Mexico's champion woman
wrestler. She's got a wonderful figure and a pretty face, but her
big hair looks goofy; like a shell. Just the same, she's a
knockout. But Elizabeth Campbell is the one that really gets
me. Wowza! 5' 10" of shapely, Caucasian, redheaded
goodness. What a face! What a body! So pretty.
She plays the sidekick to Gloria Venus and is called The Golden
Rubi. Whereas Lorena would continue on to forge quite an acting
career many years later, Elizabeth dropped out of sight by 1968.
I'd like to know what she's been up to since that time and how she's
doing. If you can help, CONTACT ME.
Although not boring, this first movie in the series
is very hokey with
English-dubbed dialogue so stupid it's crippling. But the actors
are all likable enough. The premise is entertaining. Two
women wrestlers take on a mad scientist and his henchmen. How
cool is that? I hope that someday a movie like this is made on a
bigger budget with better writing. It could be a huge hit.
By today's standards, the women wrestlers aren't so
they are fully costumed, but the outstanding figures more than make up
the difference. Venus and Rubi in particular are breathtaking, as
well as some of the anonymous wrestlers in the gym. Most of the
other women are chunky and unappealing. But audiences should be
delighted to see "real" wrestling moves in this movie, along with a bit
of punching and kicking to add flavor.
The women really kick a** on the bad guys.
They only get knocked
out once, by Gomar the man-ape, and taken to the Mad Doctor's lab.