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Doctor of Doom (1963) More at IMDbPro »Las luchadoras contra el médico asesino (original title)

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Writer:
Alfredo Salazar (story)
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Release Date:
24 May 1963 (Mexico) See more »
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Plot:
A mad scientist terrorizes a city by kidnapping young women with his ape-man Gomar and then using them... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A ridiculous, riotous rasslin' romp See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Lorena Velázquez ... Gloria Venus
Armando Silvestre ... Armando Campos
Elizabeth Campbell ... Golden Rubi
Roberto Cañedo ... Prof. Ruiz
Sonia Infante ... Alicia
Chucho Salinas ... Chema
Chabela Romero ... Carmela Camacho "Vendetta"
Martha 'Güera' Solís ... Wrestler
Magdalina Caballero ... Wrestler
Tona La Tapatia ... Wrestler (as Toña 'La Tapatia')
Irma Gonzales ... Wrestler (as Irma Gonzalez)
Jesús Murcielago Velázquez ... Marcado (as 'Murcielago' Velazquez)
Cavernario Galindo ... Wrestler (as 'Cavernario' Galindo)
Reyes Oliva ... Wrestler
Raúl Reyes ... Wrestler
Gori Casanova ... Wrestler
Mario Texas ... Wrestler
Gerardo Zepeda ... Gomar (as Gerardo 'El Romano')
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Armando Acosta ... Chief of Secret Service (uncredited)
Ramón Bugarini ... (uncredited)
Julián de Meriche ... Wrestling impresario (uncredited)
Manuel Garay ... Police agent (uncredited)
Jorge Mondragón ... Boris (uncredited)
María Eugenia San Martín ... (uncredited)
Víctor Velázquez ... (uncredited)

Directed by
René Cardona 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alfredo Salazar  story and adaptation

Produced by
Guillermo Calderón .... producer (as Guillermo Calderon Stell)
 
Original Music by
Antonio Díaz Conde 
 
Cinematography by
Enrique Wallace 
 
Film Editing by
Jorge Bustos 
 
Production Design by
José Rodríguez Granada  (as Jose Rodriguez G.)
 
Set Decoration by
Alfredo Penetre 
 
Makeup Department
Felisa Ladrón de Guevara .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Fidel Pizarro .... production chief
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis Gaytán .... assistant director
Felipe Palomino .... sub-director
 
Sound Department
James L. Fields .... sound supervisor
José Li-ho .... sound editor (as Jose Liho)
Javier Mateos .... dialogue recordist
Galdino R. Samperio .... sound re-recordist (as Galdino Samperio)
 
Special Effects by
Antonio Muñoz Ravelo .... special effects (as Antonio M. Ravelo)
Juan Muñoz Ravelo .... special effects (as Juan Muñoz R.)
 
Editorial Department
Joaquín Ceballos .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Sergio Jiménez C. .... titles (as Sergio Jimenez)
 

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Also Known As:
"Las luchadoras contra el médico asesino" - Mexico (original title)
"Rock 'N Roll Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Ape" - USA (video title (recut version))
"Sex Monster" - USA
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Runtime:
77 min | Mexico:82 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Revealing mistakes: Obvious double for Lorena Velázquez in most fight scenes.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A ridiculous, riotous rasslin' romp, 2 June 2000
Author: Gomar from Oakland, CA

A mad doctor is running amok on the backlot of Azteca Studios. He has successfully transplanted the brain of a gorilla into the body a male human, who has developed an un-gorilla-like taste for raw meat and is sporting thick hunks of glued-on fur on his back and arms. Now the Mad Doctor seeks---for reasons naturally unexplained--to transplant a female human brain into the body of another female human. Along the way, the Mad Doc--accompanied by his evil henchmen and the ape-man--botches several transplant attempts, and earns the wrath of babe-a-licious luchadora champeen Gloria Venus (after he offs her chemist sister in a brain-swap-gone-bad) and her police detective boyfriend.

So why's the Doc goin' to all this trouble? Perhaps he wants a companion for Gorilla Boy? Heck, we don't know, but it's the setup for the rest of the picture, which is one of the most humorous and high-spirited of the Mexican Wrestling genre. As with most K. Gordon Murray Mexi-horror fare, the dubbing is always awkward, and often hilarious, though the actors seem to be enjoying themselves (especially Mad Doc, who gets to chew major scenery for the last half hour), and the direction by Rene Cardona the Elder gets progressively tighter as the film progresses--this is one of the few Mexi-Horror flicks that actually gets better the longer you watch it. There are at least two "trick" endings, a wild plot twist in the last 15 minutes (an evil lady wrestler with a gorilla's brain? Nah), and a predictably ludicrous ending. The only caveat to offer is the tampering with the soundtrack, presumably by Johnny Legend. For a couple of fight scenes---maybe 10 minutes in all--the delightfully cheesy original score is dubbed out in favor of some tepid late-'80s Rockabilly Twang music. It's not too distracting, but you have to wonder the anyone even bothered in the first place. But if you're an aficionado of Mexi-Horror or Wrestling Pictures, you will want to check out this film. It was the first of the "Wrestling Women" series, and one of the most successful. Forty years later, it's easy to see why

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