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The Batwoman (1968)

La mujer murcielago (original title)
Batwoman is called to investigate a whacked out scientist that is capturing wrestlers and using their spinal fluid to create a Gill Man.

Director:

René Cardona (as Rene Cardona)

Writers:

Alfredo Salazar (story), Alfredo Salazar (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maura Monti ... La Mujer Murciélago (Batwoman)
Roberto Cañedo Roberto Cañedo ... Dr. Eric Williams (as Roberto Canedo)
Héctor Godoy Héctor Godoy ... Mario Robles (as Hector Godoy)
David Silva ... No. 1 / José
Crox Alvarado ... Inspector
Armando Silvestre ... Tony Roca
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Batwoman is called to investigate a whacked out scientist that is capturing wrestlers and using their spinal fluid to create a Gill Man.

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Bold! Noble! Daring! Enchanting! Audacious! Invincible!


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

28 March 1968 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Batwoman See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film is an unofficial adaptation of the character "Batman" from DC Comics, but features a female version of the hero called "Batwoman". DC Comics already had a Batwoman character (Kathy Kane) since 1956, but she did not appear in official adaptations. See more »

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Dr. Eric Williams: It's done, Igor! It's done! This time we can't fail! Igor, this apparatus, being attached to a cloth, will emit soundwaves that Piscis will catch in the microscopic wire control that we grafted in the basis of his brain. Number One will be in charge of putting it on the cape of that woman. And then, it will be easy to locate her.
[Laughs manicly]
Dr. Eric Williams: I want Piscis to be precisely the one to bring her to me. And then... my revenge will be terrible! Terrible!
Igor: And the policeman?
Dr. Eric Williams: He'll face the same ...
[...]
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Version of Lego Batman: Nightwing's Return (2010) See more »

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Mildly Entertaining
25 July 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Batwoman (1968)

** (out of 4)

Dead wrestlers are turning up in the river and the police are baffled so Batwoman (Maura Monti) is called in to investigate. Before long she discovers a mad scientist who is doing bizarre experiments including making a sea monster.

LA MUJER MURCIELAGO, aka THE BATWOMAN, is a pretty weird Mexican film that mixes action, wrestling and a few horror elements. I've discovered that whenever you watch this type of movie it's best to be either drunk, stoned or suffering from a severe cold. Sadly, when I watched this, I wasn't any of them so perhaps that's why I didn't enjoy this as much as some of the other films in the genre.

I must say that there were a few good things here that kept the film mildly amusing and worth watching to fans of the genre. For starters, I found Monti to be extremely beautiful and I thought she did a good job in the role. She made for a good female superhero and this was a plus. I also liked the monster in the film. It's basically a rip-off of The Gillman from THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON but here the monster is a bright red just like the Devil. The look was cheap and silly but it was at least entertaining.

The biggest problem with the film is like so many other Mexican movies is the fact that there's not too much going on. There are way too many scenes where people are just standing around talking and the dialogue is bad and boring. There are way too many scenes where there's not any action or excitement. You've got a decent monster and a good hero and yet they really aren't on screen enough.


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