I get ideas about films to watch from tweets discussing film series shown in New York and elsewhere. The Brooklyn Academy of Music showed a series of Mexican Horror Films in late 2017. This column has descriptions and commentary. I have tried to find them on DVDs and Blu-ray discs and have now seen most of them. I recommend all of the ones I have seen (in italics in the chart below) but especially The Brainiac. This is one bizarre film about a character that eats brains.
|Santa Sangre||1989||DVD and Blu-ray on Amazon and eBay|
|La Tia Alejandra||1979||DVD on Amazon and eBay|
|Alucarda||1977||DVD on Amazon and eBay|
|Veneno para las hadas (Poison for the Fairies)||1984||DVD on Amazon and eBay|
|El espejo de la bruja (The Witch’s Mirror)||1962||CasaNegra DVD|
|El Vampiro||1957||CasaNegra DVD|
|La maldición de la llorona (The Curse of the Crying Woman)||1963||CasaNegra DVD|
|El barón del terror (The Brainiac)||1962||CasaNegra DVD|
The CasaNegra DVDs are excellent but are out of print. They are usually good transfers of the films with fine special features. They are available on eBay. Some are also available at Oldies.com. CasaNegra also made DVDs for other films not on the list above: The Living Coffin (El Grito De La Muerte, and The Black Pit of Dr. M. There is also a sequel to El Vampiro called El Ataud Del Vampiro which CasaNegra bundled with El Vampiro. The CasaNegra DVDs are all from the late 1950s and early 1960s and are generally in black and white. The Criterion Collection always does an outstanding job and their discs contain many supplemental features.
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