FRANKENSTEIN EL VAMPIRO Y COMPANIA 1962 MANUEL “LOCO” VALDES KOOKY MEXICAN COMEDY HORROR WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES DVD-R!
“I can’t tonight because I’m a werewolf!”
This would charitably be described as a remake of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. Its almost a shot for shot remake. This one must have flown completely under the radar of Universal’s lawyers!
WHAT’S COOL ABOUT THIS FILM?
It’s funny to see how a completely different team makes the same movie. It’s like the Spanish version of the original Dracula, you know, if the Spanish crew broke in and filmed without permission.
There is a bit near the end where one of the comedians actually has his brain transferred into the Frankenstein monster in a step farther than Universal’s version. I would have loved to see Lou Costello and Glenn Strange do that bit.
Manuel “Loco” Valdés and Manuel “Loco” Valdés as Ferocious Wolf in K Gordon Murray’s Little Red Riding Hood Trilogy!
Fernando Manuel Alonso Gómez de Valdés y Castillo, popularly known as “El Loco” Valdés, (21 January 1931 – 28 August 2020) was a Mexican actor and comedian. A member of the Valdés family, he was the brother of Ramón Valdés, who portrayed Don Ramón on the sitcom El Chavo, and Germán Valdés (a.k.a. “Tin Tan”). He was also the father of singers Cristian Castro and Marcos Valdés.
Manuel Valdés was born on 21 January 1931 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. His parents were Rafael Gómez-Valdés Angellini and Guadalupe Castillo. Valdés had eight siblings: Rafael, Germán, Guadalupe, Pedro, Armando, Ramón, Cristóbal, and Antonio.
The Valdés-Castillo family moved to Nuevo Laredo when Manuel was seven years old because the elder Valdés worked for the Mexican customs agency and had to move frequently. Germán Valdés was already successful as Tin-Tan. He wanted to buy the family a house, but his father turned him down and they moved to Mexico City.
At the age of 13, Manuel had his first film experience, working as an extra in El hijo desobediente and receiving a payment of 12 pesos. He took up dancing and at the age of 19 and became a dancer with Televicentro. His first experience as a comedian was on Variedades de medio día alongside Héctor Lechuga. “El Loco” Valdés is considered the first true television comedian.
black & white, fullscreen, mono. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!