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Black Scorpion (1995)

A female "BATMAN" with a strong story, intriguing characters, good action pacing... and several opportunities for sex.

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Storyline

Darcy is a cop who is also a supehero named Black Scorpion at night who kicks and beats evildoers to a pulp. She soon catches wind of an asthmatic mad scientist who plans on tainting the city's air supply with a toxin. Only Darcy in her superhero garb can stop him with the assistance of a petty thief named Argyle and a really cool car. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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justice has a nasty sting.

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Action | Crime | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »
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22 August 1995 (USA)  »

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Roger Corman Presents 'Black Scorpion'  »

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Trivia

The Black Scorpion costume was sewn onto Joan Severance's body. It had to be re-sewn after every bathroom break. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, Darcy's boots (when dressed as Black Scorpion) change from high heels to flat during fights and other demanding movements. See more »

Quotes

Darcy Walker: [a homeless man holds the clothes of Black Scorpion] Do you mind if I take those?
Homeless man: No. I'll just keep lookin' for the naked lady.
[as Darcy walks away]
Homeless man: I was joking, lady!
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Connections

Followed by Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Easy Street
Written by Michael Sutton
Published by Roger & Julie Music (ASCAP) and Mibren Music (BMI)
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Yo, Computer!
17 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

A cop watches the city attorney shoot her father with no apparent motive. She's thrown off the force for police brutality after confronting him in his jail cell, and vows to continue fighting crime by donning a dominatrix outfit and becoming a vigilante superhero.

Given this premise, the film wisely doesn't take itself too seriously, which makes its many glaring shortcomings more forgivable. Statuesque Joan Severance is appropriately amazonian as the title character. There are plenty of fight scenes; also a bit of nudity courtesy of a strip bar and an all-too-brief sex scene with Scorpion in costume.

Overall this is only an average comedy/action/thriller, even by b-grade standards. However, if you're a) a fan of Severance, or b) looking for a video with some intentional and unintentional laughs, a bit of softcore action and some butt-kicking scenes -- you won't be disappointed. My rating: 6/10.


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