Wednesday, December 6, 2017

BAT PUSSY (197?) (AGFA Blu-ray Review)

BAT PUSSY (197?) 

Label: AGFA/Something Weird Video
Region Code: Region-FREE
Rating: Unrated
Duration: 50 Minutes
Audio: English DTS-HD MA Mono 2.0
Video: 1080P HD Full Frame (1.33:1)
Director/Cast: Unknown

Amateur 70's porn-parody Bat Pussy opens with a guy named Buddy reading an issue of SCREW magazine, making himself horny while reading and peeping the sexual happenings in the mag. His dumpy, ginger/freckled wife Sam meanwhile chastises him for sexing up other ladies, they bicker back and forth like the unhappily married couple they are, but nonetheless she begins servicing his noodle while he argues/apologizes with her and occasionally munches on her naughty bits, all the while neither stop arguing back and forth, it's a real half-hearted hate/fuck situation. Buddy's dirty talk revolves around sucking the freckles off her tits and the possibility of fucking her ass and nose! He's a weird one, both deliver their dialogue with a slow Southern drawl, which isn't hard to make out but adds a veneer of peculiarity to the proceedings.

Meanwhile, back at a place clearly labeled with a hand-written piece of paper as the Bat Pussy Headquarters, we find a brunette woman named Dora Dildo who awakens from a couch-nap when her twat begins to twitch, which I guess is a version of Spider-Man's tingling spider-sense? Anyway, her twitching twat is a clear indicator that someone in Gotham City is making a fuck-tape without her, so she drops her nightie and clumsily dons a homemade Bat-Girl costume and hops on her hippity-hop (which she keeps in a port-a-pottie?), bouncing her way down the side roads and interstates towards our hate/fuck duo, once arriving engaging in a boner-killing three-way with good old Buddy and Sam.

At just fifty-minutes long this one goes by fast, but not fast enough folks! Awful, awful stuff, there's nothing slightly erotic about it, sure there's a penis in that woman's mouth and she's technically sucking it, but it's a god awful sight, and the insult laden exchanges make for odd fuck-tape banter, but I will say that there's nothing out there (that I've seen anyway) that is anything like this one right here, but one's more than enough in my opinion.

Audio/Video: Boner-killer Bat Pussy arrives on Blu-ray from AGFA and Something Weird Video with a new 2K scan of the only surviving 16mm film print, it's a warts and all image, very raw with a 70' amateur porn patina. Audio comes by way of an English DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono presentations, again, raw and gritty, you can hear the camera, but Buddy and Sam's scathing bickering and sexual gratifications are front and center. There are no subtitles, this is a porn after all, but an audio descriptive service would have been a nice addition! 

Onto the extras we get an audio commentary from Something Weird's Lisa Petrucci and Tim Lewis, and the AGFA team which includes Tim Lewis, Joe Ziemba, ebastian del Castillo and Bleeding Skull's Annie Choi. A fun listen, brief though it is like the film, loaded with talk about the film's discovery, cult-following and scene-specific commentary. There's also some video goodies from the SWV vaults, educational/training films pertaining to proper teen-dating etiquette and a guide to recognizing theft in a retail setting. There's also a 2-min video of a couple checking out a peep-show, the feature starring a stud in a werewolf mask getting it on. There's also nearly a half-hours worth of crime-smut trailers from the SWV Vault, and a bonus movie, this time it's the soft core version of Too much Loving (1971) under the title Robot Love Slaves (1971), wherein a henpecked science-guy hides from his nagging wife in the basement where he has invented some sort of hosed-device that can re-animate the dead, making them into sexy love-slaves. This is sourced from a 2K scan of the 16mm theatrical print, the whole thing is deeply scarred by vertical emulsion scratches, but the patine doesn't detract from the naughty fun, and this one at least has some modicum of sexiness. 

ROBOT LOVE SLAVES 
This single-disc Blu-ray releases comes housed in a clear Blu-ray keepcase with a sleeve of artwork by Johnny Ryan (Prison Pitt), also featuring illustrations of Buddy and Sam on the b-side, but not reversible, it's very pink-centric. There's also a 16-page booklet with writing on the film from Mike McCarthy who discovered the only known print of the film, an appreciation from SWV's Lisa Petrucci, notes about the transfer, AGFA, Something weird Video and production credits.

Special Features:
- New 2K scan from the only surviving 16mm theatrical print
- Commentary track with Something Weird's Lisa Petrucci and Tim Lewis, and the AGFA team
- Dating Do's and Don'ts (12 min) HD
- The Shoplifter (20 min) HD
- A Trip to the Storefront Theater (3 min) HD
- Crime-smut Trailers from the Something Weird Vault: The Black Alley Cats (1973), Dr. Carstairs 1869 Loveroot Elixir, Street of a Thousand Pleasures (1972), Carny Girl (1970), Bunny and Clod (1970), Whip's Women (1967), The Twisted Sex (1966), Frigid Wife (1950) (27 min) HD
- Liner notes by Mike McCarthy, the savior of BAT PUSSY, and Something Weird's Lisa Petrucci
- Bonus movie: ROBOT LOVE SLAVES (1971)(54 min)HD, a new 2K scan from an original theatrical print
- Reversible cover art with illustration by Johnny Ryan (PRISON PIT)

The twat-twitching Bat Pussy is such a strange porn entry, I suppose it's a porn-parody, but it manages to me neither porn-sexy nor parody-fun, having all the erotic value of watching your middle-aged parents argue naked in the living room. The intrinsic value here is that the movie exists at all and how it was found, everything about this movie is awful except for the kernel of idea that was making it a Batman parody, and they even failed at that! I would say that the bonus film, commentary and liner notes that accompany this one are several measures more intriguing that the actual film, but I am glad that this exists on Blu-ray with all the bells and whistles, piece of shit that it is.

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