Archive for October 7, 2008
Check out this awesome gem we have on VHS at the North Branch Library!!! Santa Claus is a live action film originally released in 1959 for Mexican cinema. This film has achieved cult status as a truly unique version of the Santa theme. In this film we find Santa living in outer-space, with children as his toy builders. The evil agent Pitch is on a mission to prevent Santa from delivering his toys and cheer to planet Earth. Pitch attempts to subliminally coerce the children to sabotage Christmas. Desperate to foil the evil plot, Santa enlists the help of Merlin the magician to intervene and save Christmas!
The extreme costumes, the cinematography, the use of color and the absurd but endearing plot and acting make this Mexican film immediate and essential viewing!
Check this clip out: