Fury of the Karate Killers (1982) Alfredo B. Crevenna

Fury of the Karate Killers (1982)
aka  The Fist of Death
aka La furia de los karatecas
Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: Mexico | Director: Alfredo B. Crevenna
Language: Spanish | Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 96mn
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Santo gets involved in a fight between two sisters over a powerful crystal from space. 

FURY OF THE KARATE EXPERTS and its companion piece, FIST OF DEATH, were filmed in 1981-1982, with footage shot in Florida, of all places. Both share characters, primarily a dual performance by the amazingly endowed Grace Renat. Renat plays a good sister and an evil one, competing for a powerful crystal which can give the owner unstoppable power.

Added into the cast of FURY is Tinieblas (Darkness), a stuntman-turned-wrestler who had appeared in a number of previous genre films (esp. MUMMIES OF GUANAJUATO, generally playing monsters due to his strength, agility and superior height. In the ring, Tinieblas was startlingly quick on his feet, and became a popular entertainer.

Originally offered the role of SUPERZAN (a character created for use in feature films and not an actual wrestler), stuntman Manuel Leal opted for the Tinieblas persona and both wrestled professionally in this masked identity and made several films. Most notably, he was one of the members of the Champions of Justice -- a grouping of masked wrestlers who fought evil in a trio of entertaining films. In FURY, he is the evil sister's strongarm assistant.

This was also to be the last appearance of Carlos Suarez in a Santo feature, and it's fitting that he was along for the ride for the Man In The Silver Mask's last outing. Saurez was actually Santo's manager for some years, and frequently appeared in his films through the 1960s and 1970s. He was generally cast as a spy (SANTO CONTRA LA MAGIA NEGRA), a thug/henchman (SANTO CONTRA LA MAFIA DEL VICIO) or as a friend or assistant to the wrestler. In FURY, he returns as Cliff, Santo's pal from the previous film.

There is a monster which is a throwback to the cheesy make-up o some of the earliest Santo features. A bit of ugly makeup and some fun fur applied haphazardly fall a bit short of inspiring terror. After years of sci-fi glitz props and better beasts, this serves as another marked weakness in the final films.
 Fury of the Karate Killers (1982)

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1 Response to "Fury of the Karate Killers (1982) Alfredo B. Crevenna"

  1. Unknown says:

    Hi NLZ,

    Thanx for another Lucha Libre film.

    Sorry, but I need to disagree with the author of the review, “weakness in the final films”. There is no such thing as “weakness” in a Santo movie.


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