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'''''The Wild World of Batwoman''''' is an American science fiction superhero film directed by Jerry Warren (not to be confused with [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate another incompetent director named "Warren"]]). The film stars Katherine Victor as Batwoman, George Andre as Professor G. Octavius Neon, and Steve Brodie as Jim Flanagan.

With the popularity of the ''Series/{{Batman}}'' television series, director Jerry Warren decided to make his own bat-focused superhero film. After winning a settlement from being sued for copyright infringement, Warren re-released the film under the title ''She Was a Hippy Vampire''. Like Warren's other films, it's seen by modern critics and filmmakers as almost watchable. ''Almost.''

The film's ColdOpen features two so-called "Bat Girls" initiating a third by giving her a ComicStrip/DickTracy-esque wrist radio and making her drink a red concoction which turns out to be a smoothie (because they're only "synthetic" vampires). Note that this prologue was filmed and [[AnInsert added to the movie]] only after the aforementioned lawsuit; therefore, the three girls [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse vanish from the rest of the movie]].

Meanwhile, other Bat Girls are busily patroling the city, and one particular Bat Girl is kidnapped from a nightclub filled with her dancing colleagues. This Bat Girl, it turns out, is to be used as a bargaining chip by Mexican wrestler ''cum'' supervillain Rat Fink, to coerce Batwoman into helping him steal an atomic listening device. But Batwoman insists on personally verifying the girl's safety first, and [[IdiotBall Rat Fink complies]], allowing Batwoman to rescue her and not have to commit the crime.

Whew. That wasn't so bad, now was it? Oh, wait; [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle it's not over yet]].

Now aware of Rat Fink's designs on the Atomic Hearing Aid, Batwoman alerts the device's manufacturer and arranges for her Bat Girls to guard the device until such time as it can be disposed of. But Rat Fink's goons infiltrate the company using {{Paper Thin Disguise}}s and drug everyone, allowing them to steal the device and kidnap that same Bat Girl ''again'' by the young Mook who has fallen in love with her.

Batwoman follows up her failed guard duty with a failed seance, then with a failed search of the nearby beaches -- during which all her Bat Girls are kidnapped and taken to Rat Fink's ElaborateUndergroundBase (where he keeps his Mole People). But Batwoman had anticipated this (somehow) and has followed him here.

The film doesn't end here, but this summary does. Because words simply cannot describe the [[{{Narm}} sheer goofiness]] of that climactic fight scene. Or the {{Denouement}} afterwards. But, if you're brave, you can read for yourself, [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/The_Wild_World_of_Batwoman_1966.aspx here]].

Not to be confused with {{Batwoman}}, a DCComics character. Though, obviously, [[{{Mockbuster}} that's what the producer was hoping for.]]

For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E15WildWorldOfBatwoman episode recap page]].

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AffablyEvil: Rat Fink seems to be going for this trope, but he's not very good at it.
** Professor Neon is basically a decent guy (for a MadScientist) who got stuck under the thumb of a dangerous super-villain.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The Chinese spirit during the seance scene speaks [[ChingChong random combinations of "ching", "chang", and "chong"]].
--> '''Tom Servo:''' You know, [[SarcasmMode that may not really be Chinese.]]
* CaptainErsatz[=/=]DistaffCounterpart: Batwoman, for Adam West's Batman; deadpan [[TheComicallySerious Comically Serious]] delivery and all.
* CardCarryingVillain: Anyone who openly calls himself Rat Fink definitely qualifies.
* CatFight: Over a horseshoe or something.
* ColdOpen: This being ''Wild World Of Batwoman'', it has nothing to do with the plot whatsoever.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: see StockFootage, below.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Her Batgirl]]: Only one Bat Girl is even afforded the dignity of her own ''number'' to differentiate her. And it isn't the one who gets the most attention in the story, either.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Tons, most notably the "horseshoe fight".
** To the point where when this trope actually ''doesn't'' happen (like in the seance scene), you're kind of disappointed.
* GRatedDrug: The happy pills.
* GilliganCut: Bat Woman assures Flanagan that her girls will work tirelessly to find the hearing aid. The movie then cuts to a beach where the Bat Girls are dancing and making out with boys.
* HalfHumanHybrid: What Rat Fink plans to do by breeding the Bat Girls with Prof. Neon's monsters.
* IdiotBall: Batwoman ''knows'' that Professor Neon has a pill that gives people uncontrolled euphoria, but during her dinner with Flanagan, when she sees someone at another table dancing, she shrugs it off and eats a bowl of soup she didn't order given to her by a suspicious waiter. "Hilarity" is too strong a word for anything in this movie, but ''[[HilarityEnsues something]]'' ensues.
* MaleGaze: There are lots of scenes of the Bat Girls dancing, during which the camera usually lingers on them shaking what their mammas gave 'em.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: After the MookFaceTurn below, ''all'' of Rat Fink's mooks, including Neon himself, are perfectly willing to give up amicably to the good guys. Needless to say, Rat Fink is not amused.
* {{Mockbuster}}: A surprisingly early example.
* MookFaceTurn: "''This'' boy... has fallen in love!"
* MundaneMadeAwesome: It's not just a hearing aid - it's an ''atomic'' hearing aid.
* NonFatalExplosions: Eventually the characters end up practically at ground zero of a nuclear explosion, which they get out of with nary a scratch.
* NoSmoking: The Batgirls shoot Flanagan some ''seriously'' nasty looks when he offers them a cigarette.
* PlayingAgainstType: The Batgirls, IRL, were apparently strippers who the casting director found after their club was raided by the police. They play, essentially, an army of superheroines in the film.
** Though they are every bit as effective as you'd expect. {{Stripperella}} they ain't.
* RummageSaleReject: Katherine Victor made her own costume.
* ScareChord: Done unintentionally with a ringing phone.
* SecretIdentity: Averted. Batwoman is apparently Batwoman 24/7 and is even listed so in the phone book.
* StockFootage: Warren used footage from the Universal Pictures film ''TheMolePeople'' (itself not great, though miles ahead of this thing) for Professor Neon's monsters and ElaborateUndergroundBase.
** Some of Rat Fink's footage is taken from an old Mexican wrestling movie.
** The mugging murder scene is almost certainly stock footage as well, since the three Batgirls who watch it are never in the same shot (and don't do anything about it, and the guys involved in the robbery never show up again).
** ...not to mention the "Dwight D. Eisenhower the Weird-Accented Nightwatchman Scene"...or the shot in the club with the band when Mike goes "Oh no! Just when I thought this movie couldn't get any worse...Ringo's in it!". Heck! Any part or shot in the movie that looks good is stock footage.
* SuperheroPackingHeat: For a given value of "superhero", the Batgirls who use a wide assortment of firearms. Batwoman herself prefers a RayGun.
* SuperWristGadget: Each Batgirl has a wrist radio that lets them contact Batwoman. Also, later in the movie, Batwoman tells them to free their captured allies with a "magnetic-electron device" which, considering the radio is the only bit of futuristic-ish equipment they have, is probably built into it.
* TheDitz: Batwoman's entire organization seems to be made up of these! Amazing that she doesn't fire all of them and get smart women. [[FauxActionGirl These]] [[DistressedDamsel gals]] [[IdiotBall should have the]] word ''stupid'' stamped on their foreheads. Even the more mature, grandiose & reserved Batwoman isn't much better.
* TheIgor: Heathcliff, a very pathetic one!
* UglyGuyHotWife: The Mook and the Batgirl. (Sounds like a sitcom title.)
* VegetarianVampire: The prologue explains away the "vampires" this way.
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Girls In The Prologue]]?
* WritingAroundTrademarks

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