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Black Scorpion (1995)

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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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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

Teenage Runaway: Man, I liked her boots!
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Connections

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

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Running Out Of Love
Written by Aulden Stevenson
Published by Roger's Little Shop of Music (BMI)
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Copying Tim Burton's Batman but with a beautiful actress and in a B-movie: the result was not bad as you may expect
21 May 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The Batman-style story of the super heroine (with the difference that she is originally a cop, not a millionaire) is nice and it is well done, especially if you consider the TV B-movie budget.

The action scenes are not always the best and the special effects are generally poor, but these are not major problems either. The serious flaw is that most of the villains (precisely the most important ones) are ridiculous, badly developed and portrayed by bad actors.

It is worth mentioning that there is a strong influence of Tim Burton's Batman movies over this film, with scenes that are clearly inspired/copied, such as the one similar to Michele Pfeiffer's kiss/lick in "Batman Returns" and the one in which we can see an acid pool like that from "Batman" (besides, off course, the black mask, the gadgets, the father's murder, the customized car...). Though, there is at least one unforgettable scene which you cannot see in "Batman": what happens a little bit after the first hour of the film is amazing... She is perhaps the most beautiful and sexiest super heroine ever.


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