The Panther Women — The Bat Woman 04/02/24

Powerhouse Indicator

Lucha libre lives!  Mexican matinee madness goes daffy-surreal!  Already reeling from masked wrestlers, Aztec mummies and carboard robots, the screen reels from a pair of director René Cardona’s pop-thrillers featuring luchadoras enmascaradasthat battle monsters, gangsters, and mad doctors. The Bat Woman is a jaw-dropping provocation to DC copyrights, while The Panther Women pits two lovely luchadorasagainst a squad of female assassins. The well-researched extras offer substantial background information. Who else but Charlie Largent could interpret this wealth of cinematic treasure?  On Blu-ray from Powerhouse Indicator.