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Supergirl (1973)

07 Feb 2008 16:47 #11637 by Spulo
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Anyone know anything about this one? Cos I've always wanted to see Supergirl take on a giant frog...

Prima productions produced the first full lenght "Supergirl" movie staring Pinky Montilla.It was based on D.C Supergirl her costume has a official Superman logo on her chest just like D.C Supergirl.Some goddess played by Barbara Perez appeared in Neneng's dream played by Pinky Montilla and gave her the magical ring as a gift.She battled a giant frog, Zombies and A mad scientist played by Odette Khan.

Pinky Montilla played the filipino supergirl. She was given a
gift which was a magical ring that transformed her into a
superheroine. I recall her fighting a giant frog. A flying
vampire. I remember that part where she was attacked and almost killed
by a bat. She managed to kiss her ring and transformed her to
supergirl.

Although she seemingly wears the symbol of DC Comics Maid of Might, Kara Zor-El she ain’t. (She’s Filipino for a start.) This wannabe’s powers are supposedly magic based. Played by- and I kid you not- Pinky Montilla (pray that’s a stage name), this Girl of Steel beat Helen Slater to movie theatres by a good decade and change.

Now, you ask why I’m going on about a superheroine on a daikaiju forum? Simple. Other countries’ films often throw many totally different elements together to make amazing mishmashes in an attempt to get audiences. This one is no exception. The Filipino (or Pinoy as they call themselves) Supergirl fights a female(!) mad scientist, zombies and….a Giant Frog! Sizewise he seems to fit, as many viewers who watched this film during its’ constant reruns on Philippine TV in the 80’s easily remember the king-sized Kermit stomping on one of the supporting cast.

A less-than bare bones IMDB listing and not any pictures at all for this, just lots of mentions on Filipino message boards about films. Oddly for such a one-time TV staple, it is now considered lost. One funny thing, though. This movie did inspire most of the elements for a recent stage musical and the later film adaptation of a Pinoy comic book about a ‘transgendered’ hero called ZSA ZSA SATURNNAH. (Think RANMA, only, um, ‘happier’.) Elements reused in both projects include the mad medico, zombies and yep, battle with a Giant Frog.

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07 Feb 2008 18:55 #11639 by jdrock24
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Anyone know anything about this one? Cos I've always wanted to see Supergirl take on a giant frog...

Prima productions produced the first full lenght "Supergirl" movie staring Pinky Montilla.It was based on D.C Supergirl her costume has a official Superman logo on her chest just like D.C Supergirl.Some goddess played by Barbara Perez appeared in Neneng's dream played by Pinky Montilla and gave her the magical ring as a gift.She battled a giant frog, Zombies and A mad scientist played by Odette Khan.

Pinky Montilla played the filipino supergirl. She was given a
gift which was a magical ring that transformed her into a
superheroine. I recall her fighting a giant frog. A flying
vampire. I remember that part where she was attacked and almost killed
by a bat. She managed to kiss her ring and transformed her to
supergirl.

Although she seemingly wears the symbol of DC Comics Maid of Might, Kara Zor-El she ain’t. (She’s Filipino for a start.) This wannabe’s powers are supposedly magic based. Played by- and I kid you not- Pinky Montilla (pray that’s a stage name), this Girl of Steel beat Helen Slater to movie theatres by a good decade and change.

Now, you ask why I’m going on about a superheroine on a daikaiju forum? Simple. Other countries’ films often throw many totally different elements together to make amazing mishmashes in an attempt to get audiences. This one is no exception. The Filipino (or Pinoy as they call themselves) Supergirl fights a female(!) mad scientist, zombies and….a Giant Frog! Sizewise he seems to fit, as many viewers who watched this film during its’ constant reruns on Philippine TV in the 80’s easily remember the king-sized Kermit stomping on one of the supporting cast.

A less-than bare bones IMDB listing and not any pictures at all for this, just lots of mentions on Filipino message boards about films. Oddly for such a one-time TV staple, it is now considered lost. One funny thing, though. This movie did inspire most of the elements for a recent stage musical and the later film adaptation of a Pinoy comic book about a ‘transgendered’ hero called ZSA ZSA SATURNNAH. (Think RANMA, only, um, ‘happier’.) Elements reused in both projects include the mad medico, zombies and yep, battle with a Giant Frog.


When that movie came out I bet it was really "hopping"!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I'm so funny.

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