She’s a wrestler, she’s a lover, she’s a super hero! She is Mexican Batwoman!!! Mexican Batwoman is by far one of my favourite movies that we have shown at Killer B Cinema. There is a sexy heroine, bad guys, a crazy creature, Luche libre wresting and great underwater action scenes. You cannot go wrong with this movie! It’s become one of my favourite movies (along with Jaws, and The Creature From the Black Lagoon) to help kick off Summer.
Mexican Batwoman aka Batwoman (1968) was directed by Rene Cardona and stars Maura Monti (a name that will be recognizable to those who love Italian cinema). Rene is a Cuban-Mexican director also known for Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964), Night of the Bloody Apes (1969), Blue Demon y Zovek en La invasión de los muertos (1973) and several Santo movies!
The basic plot for the movie is Batwoman is called to investigate a whacked out scientist that is capturing wrestlers and using their spinal fluid to create a Gill Man. She goes undercover as a wrestler and underwater to infiltrate the sinister plot!
I think one of the things that really makes me happy about this movie, is the lead female character isn’t just eye candy. Oh no. She kicks ass, literally! I love that they don’t hold back in the fight scenes.
This is a really great review of the movie. After you watch it, you will see what I’m talking about.
There are several posters for this movie, these are my absolute favourites!
And we can’t leave out the monster/creature! The Gill monster costume is laughable, but to be honest, we aren’t here for the monster. We are here to watch Batwoman kick some ass!
Here is the trailer from when we showed it at Killer B Cinema. It got such a huge response and due to many requests, once we resume Killer B Cinema again at See-Scape we will be showing it again. When we do, you need to come see it!
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