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Ian Jane
03-27-2012, 03:26 PM
I got this DVD for $0.99. It's about a guy named Professor Zovek who is marginally incredible. Rene Cardona made it in 1972.

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I dunno much about this Zovek guy but if a dude on the IMDB is to be believed, he's pretty neat:

"El Increible Profesor Zovek is considered the best escape Artist in all history in Mexico (a Houdini like), but in addition he was an extraordinary athlete, he performed in a live TV show 17,800 non stop sit ups in 8 hours (no tricks on it)and did the last 200 carrying his secretary on his hands over his head; he made another record by swimming more than 8 hours (uninterrupted) for another TV program, he could drag a series of eight cars using a biting piece and his teeth and he did it. He was a Martial Arts expert and even an instructor of the Mexican Army Military Police (he broke concrete blocks, woods and other stuff, which is not very surprising today, but the way he did it make it interesting, because before breaking his targets, he first stood in one foot over the targets lifting a woman, and that was a proof of the clean free-of-tricks exhibition). He was able to escape from chains, strait jackets and handcuffs without tricks or keys. So he became in late 60's early 70's a national hero, all kids were dreaming to be as strong and wise as Professor Zovek."

No subs, but check out this fight scene.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF924I-Gt78

$0.99 well spent.

Zovek also appeared the year after this movie was made in Blue Demon y Zovek en La invasión de los muertos, which I have not seen but which I will seek out.

Ian Jane
03-27-2012, 03:28 PM
Awesome!

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Ian Jane
03-27-2012, 03:29 PM
I NEED TO GET THIS NOW.

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paul h.
03-27-2012, 04:20 PM
Wow! Amazing stuff!

Todd Jordan
03-27-2012, 05:07 PM
We should have watched it instead of your dumb repeat cartoons.

Ian Jane
03-27-2012, 05:14 PM
Or you could not bitch, considering you passed up the other $0.99 copy.

Todd Jordan
03-27-2012, 06:27 PM
I did? Go get it for me then, greengo.

paul h.
03-27-2012, 08:57 PM
I need to find a place that sells this stuff here. For reals.

Paul Casey
03-28-2012, 07:48 AM
I need to find a place that sells this stuff here. For reals.

You live by the Taco Mile and you can't find $0.99 Mexican dvds?

paul h.
03-28-2012, 07:57 PM
You live by the Taco Mile and you can't find $0.99 Mexican dvds?

Mexican Mile. It's all food places, though. I need to find the Mexi-dvd mother lode. There's a large, mysterious store that I've never been inside of that has a taco truck out front, and I think they have books and such. I'll investigate and report back. There's also a Mexican grocery a few blocks away from me, they have banana leaves and lots of peppers, but no wrestling masks or dvds.

paul h.
03-28-2012, 08:01 PM
I might have to cruise the East Side and check out the pinata stores.

Ian Miller
04-02-2012, 05:43 PM
Look for the places that sell band uniforms and CD's

Lars Jacobsson
04-10-2012, 05:05 AM
I seem to remember the second Zovek movie (the one with Blue Demon - playing a scientist no less!) as more fun than the first one, but then again it was years ago since I had my big mexploitation period...