director Jerry Warren
RIP, Adam West
Consider the popularity of the Batman TV show from 1966-1968 that it inspired such junk effluvia as The Wild World of Batwoman. Unfortunately, The Wild World of Batwoman comes from schlockmeister Jerrry Warren, whose particular brand of schlock seems to dangle into boring and barely watchable territory. Give this to almost any other schlockster worth his/her salt and it’s probably a better flick.
The Mexican flick The Batwoman from 1968 (director René Cardona) looks to be just such a better product. And from a pure garbage perspective, Ray Dennis Steckler’s Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966) is more absurd and genuinely weird.
What does The Wild World of Batwoman have going for it? Well, Batwoman herself (Katherine Victor) is pretty rad: buxom and a tonsorial treat. She has a gang of “batgirls” that do her bidding when they aren’t go-go dancing.
And that’s about it. You can take stills from this picture and it would look tantalizing enough. But the cheesy humor that runs through the rest of it is the kind of thing that really wears on the nerves and erodes brain cells.
I’d like to find me a copy of the Mexican The Batwoman though.