Some jungle, somewhere: Raguri (César Sobrevals) and his consort
Kungyan (Grace Renat) are guardians of the Almighty Star, a crystal that
has magic powers, healing powers, ... you name it, it has got it. Anyways,
the Almighty Star is so powerful it would be a dangerous weapon if it fell
into the hands of someone evil - and here's the catch, because Kungyan's
twin sister Queria (also Grace Renat) is pretty evil, and she wants to use
the Almighty Star for her own evil ends, and thus sends out her masked
wrestler sidekick Tinieblas to get it for her ... and he succeeds, too.
is a way though to keep Queria from causing havoc: Raguri and Kungyan have
to marry their ward, the Jungle Girl (Sandra Duarte), who was sent to them
by the Almighty Star, to High Priest Ching-Ka (Steve Cheng). Of course,
Queria knows this, and with the help of Tinieblas and the magic powers
granted to her by the Almighty Star she abducts the girl to sacrifice her.
But somehow, masked wrestler Santo is called into the story
telepathically, and he sets a few wrongs right to lead everything to a
happy end. Only Queria and Tinieblas manage to escape to return in the
sequel, Fury of the Karate
There is no way The Fist of Death
can be called a good movie, not even adequate by Santo-movie
standards - and yet it's the perfect party movie: It's script is as
simplistic as it is messed up, sets and costumes are as cheap as they are
campy, the fight scenes (including some karate) are sub-par but hilarious,
the special effects are laugh-inducingly basic, and Santo (already past 60
when this was made) is visibly past his prime. And then there's the
heaving bossom of Grace Renat htat's squeezed into creative bikinis
several sizes too small, and in some of her dance scenes, the pure fact
that her tits don't pop out of her bra defies at least 3 law of nature.
put it another way, don't expect a cinematic revelation of any kind, but
grab a few mates and a few beers and just have fun!