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Santa Claus [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray] [1959]

  • SKU: 19661732
  • Release Date: 11/15/2011
  • Rating: NR

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Commentary by Daniel Griffith (K. Gordon Murray historian)
    • Making of featurette
    • Animated stills gallery
    • Original Santa Claus theatrical trailer
    • TV and radio spots
    • Bonus Santa Claus novelty short subjects
    • Bonus K. Gordon Murray trailers
    • Bonus "A Howdy Doody Christmas" - classic castle films short subject


    Santa Claus
    Yet another oddball Mexican fantasy brought to American audiences by cut-rate exploitation titan K. Gordon Murray, this seasonal tale concerns Santa Claus (Jose Elias Moreno), who we discover doesn't work out of the North Pole after all. Instead, Santa and his friend and associate Merlin the Magician have a base of operations in a castle orbiting the Earth on a small satellite, upon which they observe the activities of children both good and bad through an elaborate surveillance system. While kids all over the globe (most of whom apparently wear stereotypical native costumes at all times) are trying to be good, the Devil wants to increase youthful misbehavior. With this in mind, he sends his emissary Pitch (Cesareo Quezadas, aka Pulgarcito), a demon with a digestive problem, to Earth and Pitch starts his reign of terror by attempting to goad a little girl from a poor family into stealing the doll that she wants. Eventually, Santa and Merlin catch up with Pitch for a final battle of Good vs. Evil. Santa Claus also offers new insight into St. Nick's weight, eating habits, and mode of transportation; the film played the kiddie matinee circuit for years, and later was analyzed by Mike Nelson and his robot pals on Mystery Science Theater 3000. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

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      Jose Luis Aguirre
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      Armando Arriola
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      Antonio Díaz Conde
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      Ken Smith - Narrator
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      Angel di Steffano

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    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A very different Christmas movie

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is in Mexico a Classic Christmas movie. I was very surprised that this movie was available in BestBuy (thank you) and surprised that is on BluRay. This is a very different movie based on Santa Claus duties during Christmas Eve in Mexico City. A great adventure with a great lovely message.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie for the holidays

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The movie is very wonderful, I think the message is good to show for your kids.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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