How Santo saved the world: an introduction to the world of Mexican wrestling movies

This One Hour Intro will focus on the wonderful world of Lucha Libre or Mexican wrestling movies. Enormously popular in their native Mexico, these low budget films often pitted an assortment of masked wrestlers against an array of melodramatic evil doers. Come along and see the likes of Santo and Blue Demon save the world (Mexico), and if the grappling gets too much, consider the cultural significance of these barrel-chested do-gooders. The introduction will be given by Andy Willis, University of Salford.