THE BAT WOMAN - LE
THE BAT WOMAN - LE

THE BAT WOMAN - LE

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(René Cardona, 1968)
Release date: 25 March 2024
Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK premiere)

Wrestlers, mad doctors, and human-fish hybrids abound in The Bat Woman (La mujer murciélago), a colourful showcase for the talents of Italian Mexican sex symbol Maura Monti.

When Acapulco’s wrestlers start being murdered and their pineal glands mysteriously extracted, the wealthy luchadora Gloria (Monti) adopts her crime-fighting persona of the Bat Woman. Donning her disguise of shiny blue mask, cape, and micro-bikini, she teams up with agent Mario (Héctor Godoy) to foil the evil Dr Williams (Roberto Cañedo) in his dastardly plan to create an army of amphibious ‘fish-men’.

Produced by Guillermo Calderón (Santo vs. the Riders of Terror) and directed by René Cardona (The Panther Women), The Bat Woman is an eye-popping, high-camp blend of lucha libre and superhero action.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 4K restoration from the original negative
  • Original Spanish mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film historian and Mexican cinema specialist David Wilt (2024)
  • Bat of Nine Lives (2024, 20 mins): Maura Monti, the Bat Woman herself, discusses her life and short but prolific career in Mexican genre cinema
  • Adventures in Mexicolour (2024, 21 mins): Mauricio Matamoros Durán, journalist, writer, and indie editor of Belcebú, and formerly DC Comics, examines the position of The Bat Woman within Mexican and international pop and comic-book culture
  • Fantastique Creatures (2024, 14 mins): José Luis Ortega Torres, film critic, teacher, and author of the book Mostrología del cine mexicano, explores the monstrous creations of early Mexican genre cinema
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English translation subtitles
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Dolores Tierney, archival essays by Doyle Greene and Andrew Coe, archival interviews with Maura Monti, and full film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 8,000 individually numbered units for the UK and US


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BBFC cert: PG
REGION FREE
EAN: 5060697922486