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[1953] The Magnificent Beast

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La Bestia Magnifica ("The Magnificent Beast")
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Directed by Chano Urueta, a pioneer of both Mexican horror and lucha cinema, La Bestia magnifica started the wrestling feature film in Mexico. Starring actor-luchadores Crox Alvarado and Wolf Ruvinskis (the future Neutrón) alongside actress Miroslava Stern, the movie contained three full matches. These involved lucha legends such as Enrique Llanes and Rito Romero. A print of the film found its way to South Korea as early as 1957. Half a decade later, its wrestling scenes were studied by Korean wrestling pioneers Jang Yeong-chol and Chun Kyu-deok.


A 1957 issue of Korean magazine Screen advertises the film.

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