Schlock-Wire: Legendary And Surreal Mexican SANTA CLAUS Kid-Flick Coming To Blu-Ray From VCI

Any Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan is well aware of Santa Claus.  This terminally eccentric Mexican kiddie flick was brought to the U.S. by K. Gordon Murray and it provided the basis for one of their most famous episodes.  Those familiar with this unforgettable holiday item will have a new reason to celebrate in November when it gets a high-definition release from VCI.  This blu-ray release will present the film in its original aspect ratio and also feature extras created by producer/K. Gordon Murray expert Daniel Griffith.  Read on for all the surrealistic St. Nick details…


The producers packed every magical, wacky, and just plain weird, holiday oddity known to man in to this wild-n-wonderful, and strangely charming, children’s classic! It’s not enough that Santa must deal with the usual suspects – the good little boys and girls, and the not so good little boys and girls – but this season Lucifer himself is out to ruin Christmas and has sent his chief minion, Pitch, on a mission to Earth to turn all the children of the world against Santa. But wait, there’s more! Santa’s workshop is located high above the North Pole in a Toyland castle in outer space, where he plays the organ and keeps watch over the children on earth through specialized equipment, while readying his mechanical reindeer for Christmas Eve action. Santa also enlists the aid of Merlin the Wizard, who provides him with magic sleeping powder and a flower that makes one disappear. But wait, there’s even more! Santa also receives a magic key that will unlock any door on Earth from Vulcan himself!

Tag Line: An Enchanting World of Make-Believe!
Starring: José Elías Moreno, Cesáreo Quezadas ,José Luis Aguirre, Armando Arriola, Cesáreo Quezadas, Lupita Quezadas, Antonio Diaz Conde, Angel D’Estefani
Narrated By: K. Gordon Murray
Directed by: René Cardona
Produced by: Guillermo Calderón
Short Actors: José Elías Moreno, Cesáreo Quezadas

Short Description: A wild and wonderful, and strangely charming, children’s classic! This holiday season Lucifer himself is out to ruin Christmas and has sent his chief minion to Earth to turn all the children of the world against Santa.

Written By: Adolfo Torres Portillo & René Cardona
Photography By: Raúl Martinez Solares
Music By: Antonio Díaz Conde
Sub Genre 1: Family
Bonus Features: Contains both the American K. Gordon Murray and Original Mexican Versions on one disc; Commentary by Daniel Griffith (K. Gordon Murray Historian), and more!
Runtime: 179 minutes
Year: 1959
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 16×9 Anamorphic – Widescreen
MPAA Rating: NR
Language: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English
Country: Mexico
Region Code: All Region
Release Date: 11/15/2011
Format: Blu-Ray
UPC: 089859901225
ISBN: 1-55739-775-9