Back in the late 70s, when I was a kid, I remember seeing a "magic" show on cable tv that was a bit on the dark side. Specifically I remember a guillotine and buzzsaw illusion; but during the performance the magician only dismembered their assistants, and did not put them back together. I remember the buzzsaw illusion, with guts spilling out, and the magician pulling the woman off the table and standing her up for the audience to see, and then that was the end. Needless to say, I was very confused, being only about 8 years old.
I also remember seeing a small bit about the same magician on tv just a few years ago. I remember he was from some South American country.
Anyways, my question is, who was this magician? I am sure some of you know exactly who this is. I would be interested in getting my hands on a video, book, or article about him and his career.