A direct sequel to the same year's El Puno de la Muerte/The
Fist of Death:
The Jungle Girl (Sandra Duarte), who is somehow
linked to the Almighty Star, is to marry Prince Ching-Ka (Steve Cheng),
which would dininish evil Queria's (Grace Renat) control over the Almighty
Star. The wedding is to take place at Raguri's (César Sobrevals) palace
in the middle of the jungle, where he lives with Queria's benign twin
sister Kungyan (also Grace Renat). Santo and his sidekick Cliff (Carlos
Suárez) by the way are also invited. Then a scientist (René Cardona) and
his daughter show up for no particular reason, and before you know it,
Queria has brought Santo under her hypnotic control and he kidnaps the
scientist's daughter. Thing is, he was to kikdnap the Jungle Girl but
confused the two because both are blond, so Queria sends him back to
correct his mistake, but then her hypnotic spell over him breaks and he
returns to Queria's temple to free the girl.
Queria has not run out of
ideas yet, next she kidnaps Prince Tegal (Edgardo Gazcón), who is to
attend the wedding, and sends a body double in his place, then knocks her
sister Kungyan out and takes her place at Raguri's palace. At night, she
talks the Jungle Girl into not marrying Prince Ching-Ka but Prince Tegal,
then takes her to her temple to sacrifice her - but Santo and friends
arrive just in time to fight and defeat her and her gang, including evil
wrestler Tinieblas and a weird gorilla-man-hybridw ho looks like another
wrestler with a bit of hair glued onto his body.
The very last
film starring Santo is a sad affair in some parts, a fun affair in others.
On one hand, the film was shot on a very low budget, and it shows, there
is little actual karate involved despite the title, plus, the script seems
to have been written in a rush, as it lacks build-up on one hand and fails
to make proper sense on the other.
That said, the film is also full of
pulp mainstays that are presented in a charmingly innocent manner, many of
its shortcomings are hilarious - granted, for all the wrong reasons, but
hilarious still - and nobody (well at least no heterosexual man) will
easily forget the performance of Grace Renat, who spends most of the time
wearing inventive and revealing bikinis and dancing seductively for no
apparent reason. And she has quite the build (read big tits) to do so.