in SciFi Double Feature!
NEUTRON VS. THE AMAZING DR CARONTE (1963)
[Neutron Contra el Sorprendente Dr. Caronte]
NEUTRON VS. DR CARONTE: DEATH ROBOTS (1963)
[Neutron Contra el Dr. Caronte 2: Lost Automatas
de las Muerte]
director: Federico Curiel
starring: Wolf Ruvinskis · Julio Aleman · Armando Silvestro · Rosita
Arenas · Jack Taylor
plot for both movies [filmed back to back] revolves around a doomsday
weapon that looks like a small spiked ball, confusingly called a Neutron
Bomb even though it has nothing to do with the real one created
by Edward Teller in 1950, and oddly not related to the lead character
here, Neutron. In this story, the Neutron Bomb is developed by
a brilliant Mexican scientist named Professor Norton "for humanitarian
reasons" and he has divided the formula among himself and three
colleagues for national security. Very soon, Professor Norton is murdered
and the evil Dr Caronte is on the trail of the other scientists. Masked
wrestler Neutron gets enlisted to stop Caronte and his army of bulletproof
Even though the first movie ends with Dr Caronte killed in an explosion,
the second film starts with the evil doctor returning to the secret
laboratory and surprising even his assistant, a dwarf who has been keeping
the place clean in his master's absence. Caronte has already found and
killed three scientists [counting the original Dr Norton] and he uses
their reanimated deformed bodies to find the remaining one. Of course,
Neutron is back on the case but he manages to make an enemy of police
chief Lansing who believes that the superhero may actually be the supervillain
Ruvinskis was a masked Mexican wrestler in the 1940 through the '60s.
For his films, he usually used the Neutron alias, but not in the ring.
Sometimes Wolf would also make movies with other wrestlers (SANTO
VS THE MARTIANS). He moved to television in the late 1970s [starring
in Jorge Rivero's Western series The Mexican]. Wolf Ruvinskis
died from a heart attack while shooting the movie Los 6 Mandamientos
de la Risa [The Six Commandments of Laughter] in 1999 at age 78.
A Mexican film in
English language; widescreen format, fully uncut 150 minutes total),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.