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Black Scorpion (1995)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Crime, Sci-Fi  |  22 August 1995 (USA)
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A female "BATMAN" with a strong story, intriguing characters, good action pacing... and several opportunities for sex.



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justice has a nasty sting.


Action | Crime | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Roger Corman Presents 'Black Scorpion'  »

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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 »


Argyle: [explaining the shape shifting of the car] The atoms change at a molecular level.
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Campy Batman-like entertainment
7 July 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I really didn't know much about this film before I watched it... just that it was a female Batman and that Roger Corman was an executive producer on it(and I'm trying to watch every last one of the films he has collaborated on that I can find). I was pleasantly surprised with the film. It's very campy and entertaining. There's no pretense here. The film knows that it's corny comic-book entertainment, and it never acts like anything else. We've got a pair of retired female pro-wrestlers as minor villains. We've got a police captain who is never seen without a lit cigarette in his hand or mouth. We've even got a shape-shifting Batmobile which only responds if you end each request with a "yo". Just about every single opportunity for campiness is put to good use. The plot is quite good, though it is somewhat predictable, in that it follows comic-book formula all the way, from start to finish. Of course, that only adds to the entertainment. The pacing is great. I wasn't bored for a second. The acting is as corny as the rest of the film. The characters are all comic-book clichés, but the main characters are surprisingly fleshed out and well-developed. There's plenty of alluring shots of females showing off a fair bit of skin, most of them being of the Black Scorpion herself. The action is highly entertaining, and very comic-book-like. There's plenty of fun one-liners in there as well... Arnold would be proud. This film won't change any lives, but it will entertain most viewers, particularly those who enjoy comic books and campiness in films. It's a stylish comic book film, no more, no less. Something that deserves a mention is that there's a sex scene with the Black Scorpion, which any man who is into S/M and/or attracted to aggressive women should see. I recommend this to fans of comic books and campy films. 6/10

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