Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Wild World Of Bat Woman!


The Wild world of Batwoman is a movie like few others I have seen. It's on one level a farce, a laughable and clumsy attempt to piggyback on the surprise success of the 60's Batman TV show which itself was satire. Produced by Jerry Warren, a huckster movie maker who according to many who knew him was singularly unconcerned about the quality of the work he generated. His focus was to grind out a movie as quickly and as cheaply as possible and dump it into the market  to gather who shekels it might before word got out. Hopelessly incompetent, the utter sheer badness makes it nonetheless on one level a compelling watch.


I first learned of this movie a few years ago and saw some of it online. But a few weeks back I had the chance to snag a copy and I did, along with some other Jerry Warren outings (coming attractions). The movie just sucks, that is unless you like to watch Go-Go Girls. If that's the case then have I got a flick for you -- this is besotted with  Go-Go Girls who never miss an opportunity to shake and twist and fall into the hedonistic throes of 60's dancing. 


Big hair and sleek asses bounce and bounce as these "Bat Girls" perform in anticipation of Bat Woman calling upon them to foil the plots of the villain called Rat Fink. This baddie, clothed in all black from head to toe employs two dopey thugs and a mad scientist named Neon to operate his schemes which seem not to really have much point to them. They kidnap people for random reasons and threaten crimes which seem not to offer much chance of profit, but it does get Bat Woman into the fray. 


This ain't a good movie, it's a really badly made movie,but so badly made that it's incredibly fun to watch. 


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8 comments:

  1. I don't know why, but a villain named Rat Fink reminds me of Eric Von Zipper and his Rat Pack from those old Frankie/Annette beach blanket films. :)

    "Her Thrills Rip Forth" -- subtle.

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    1. The movie wants to have that bouncy attitude of those beach blanket movies with the irony of the Batman show, but it fails on both counts largely.

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  2. How long is it? I've only seen it in its MST3K version and am a little curious if they cut anything out. I know, it's so bad it would be hard to tell.

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    1. My copy says sixty-seven minutes and it feels longer. They could cut minutes of go-go dancing out and you'd never realize it, save the movie might be better paced.

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  3. There was yet another 60's Batwoman film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEBXb0LVmtI

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  4. I totally enjoyed La Mujer Murcielago. Maura Monti was easy on the eyes. :)

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    1. I've got to spend some time watching it. I'm in a boring meeting today, it might a great time to start.

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