The Golden Bat (1966)

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In order to protect humanity from an evil alien invasion, a group of United Nations scientists travel to the lost city of Atlantis, where they discover a superhuman mummy known as The Golden Bat.

Merchandise Weight ‏ : ‎ 4 Ounces
Media Format ‏ : ‎ DVD
Run time ‏ : ‎ 1 hour and 13 minutes
Nation of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA

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    After learning that a rogue planet would collide with Earth in 10 days, a curious autoworker (Wataru Yamagawa) is kidnapped/recruited into a super-secret scientific group run by Sonny Chiba. During their search for a way to prevent the destruction of the planet, the heroes stumble upon the tomb of gon Bat, who awakens and proceeds to thrash all evil-doers, most notably Naz, who looks like Mr. Oogie Boogie and is very interested in the heroes’ Super Destruction Beam Cannon for very unfriendly reasons.

    To me, gon Bat has echoes of Republic serials (as that is what I am more familiar with), but with superior storyline, more stylish set design, and a far more manageable duration. That’s one of the reasons why I like it so much. The plot involves a skull-faced hero who takes villainy extremely personally and demoralizes the adversary with continual laughing and a potent swagger stick, as well as secret research laboratories, extraterrestrial villains, and henchmen including a werewolf, a shapeshifter, and a scarred up guy.

    Sunday mornings are made more enjoyable with this activity.

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    If the prospect of seeing a movie about a skeleton mummy vampire who battles a big four-eyed space mouse who travels the galaxy in a drill shaped like a squid doesn’t sound like the most exciting thing in the world, then something is wrong with you. I think he is the wackiest superhero ever, but I really like him. The film’s opening tune is excellent, and I found myself particularly taken with the golden bat character—he has a wicked cool chuckle whenever he enters the frame, and I adore the way he flails his cane around as he fights. Although it has some flaws—for example, whenever anyone in the film jumps or flies, the entire background disappears along with them—I still found the film to be quite endearing. While I understand why it was shot in black and white, I would have preferred to see the titular golden bat rendered in color. You may watch this right now for free on YouTube; it lasts around an hour and twelve minutes. More of this please.

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