DVD Drive-In and Rise Above Entertainment announced the release of five El Santo movies in the coming year.
SANTO: INFRATERRESTRE, set for release on April 14, 2003, pits the silver-masked Mexican wrestling hero against a criminal organization that terrorizes Mexico City with a wave of kidnappings. This looks like a two-disc set loaded with extras.
EL SANTO VS THE MONSTERS: Vol 1, set for release on June 10, 2003, includes the other four El Santo films in question: SANTO AND BLUE DEMON VS DR. FRANKENSTEIN, SANTO AND BLUE DEMON VS. DRACULA AND THE WOLFMAN, SANTO VS. FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER, and SANTO IN THE TREASURE OF DRACULA. (Given the packaging that is pictured, I expect this will also be a two-disc set, but exact details were not available.)
Other upcoming releases without set dates include: SANTO IN THE FRONTIER OF TERROR, SANTO IN THE VENGEANCE OF THE MUMMY, SANTO VS. THE MURDERER OF TV, and a second EL SANTO VS THE MONSTERS set sometime in October.
It doesn't get much cooler than this, kids. Thanks to Ken Begg for pointing this one out.
badmovies.net also has a summary of the plots of the movies. And if you can't make it through the trailer of Santo (actually since this was filmed in 2001, it's obviously Hijo del Santo): Infraterrestre without laughing, there's a nicy shiny penny in it for you.
FactoryMade Ventures, which with Robert Rodriguez co-owns Tres Pistoleros Studios and the soon-to-launch El Rey Network, has formed a joint venture with Lucha Libre AAA, the popular Mexican wrestling league.