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Obscure superheroine movies

19 Apr 2015 13:27 - 19 Apr 2015 13:28 #41560 by five_red
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Thought it might be nice to kick off a thread for obscure superheroine appearances on screen, to provide a list for fellow fans who might want to track stuff down. If you come across a references to a rare heroine appearance (that isn't extensively documented on the web already, so Darna etc. doesn't count) then document what you know here -- maybe other fans will be able to track some video down. Who know, if enough people contribute to this thread then perhaps it might even qualify as useful enough to become a sticky(?)

Wander Woman Si Ako

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So I'll kick of with Maria Teresa Carlson as "Wander Woman" in Wander Woman Si Ako, a 1980 Filipino movie based, judging by the picture, on Wonder Woman. Very likely inspired by the Lynda Carter tv show of that same era. Carlson was an actress and former beauty queen who appeared in a number of comedy and action roles around that time -- sadly she committed suicide in 2001 after allegedly suffering years of abuse from her husband.

I've looked, and there doesn't appear to be much data on Wander Woman online. However, one visitor to this YT channel that uploads old Filipino movies very recently left a comment requesting Wander Woman be uploaded... so fingers crossed.

Komics: Alpha Omega Girl

The next obscure superheroine is also from the Philippines, but a bit more recent. Alpha Omega Girl is a one off superheroine who appeared as part of the Komics tv show -- season 2, episode 11 (2006). The series features a number of superheros translated from comicbook sources, including another heroine called Lightning Roda (season 2, episode 3.) A low quality segment from Alpha Omega Girl's episode is available on YouTube .

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19 Apr 2015 13:57 #41562 by Helstar
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Ah, Philippines are a gold mine. They started making superheroines movies/tv-series already in 50s (!) and never stopped. The list is endless, from Darna (the most famous superheroine) to all those little unknown Komiks episodes. Hard to find stuff... except most of the Darna movies and (recent) tv-series which are quite easy to find.

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19 Apr 2015 14:58 #41564 by lfan
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Super Klenk....*sigh* :)

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19 Apr 2015 15:25 #41565 by five_red
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Let me add a few superheroine shows from Japanese kids tv. These are kids shows, so the level of violence is on a par with the 70s Isis, Wonder Woman or Bionic Woman shows. Although these are well known to many dedicated heroine followers (for example many of the Giga heroines are heavily based on these shows), there's often precious little video of them in the West or available from the English speaking parts of the Web. Some of these shows have been uploaded to Japanese equivalents to YouTube, but unfortunately the content is region locked and cannot be played outside of certain countries.

好き!すき!!魔女先生

Late 1960 / early 1970s. A young woman with magical abilities arrives in Japan and becomes a school teacher. She uses her magic to secretly help her pupils and fight monsters (seems to be a bit like a mix of the Bionic Woman and Bewitched!) In later episodes (season 2?) she transforms into a masked crime fighting costume whenever she goes into combat. Not sure in any of these were shown outside of Japan as the series doesn't appear to have alternative names. A couple of Dailymotion examples...

www.dailymotion.com/video/x95r96_tv-%E3%...%E5%9B%9E_shortfilms
www.dailymotion.com/video/x11ov5o_%E5%A5...85%EF%BD%8F_creation

Bishoujo Kamen Poitrine

1980s A young Japanese girl is given a superpowered identity by a god after she prays at a shrine. The twist is, if anyone learns of her secret identity she will be transformed into a frog. Episodes vary from fighting gangsters, to supernatural villains. In the second season Poitrine acquires a junior sidekick, and a regular supervillain who appears in many episodes. All 52 episodes are available here -- switch from SD to VLD if you want the videos to stream smoothly.

en.channel.pandora.tv/channel/video.ptv?...egid=36009662&page=2

A spoof followup was made many years later, with the same (supposedly) girl now grown up into a middle aged housewife and mother, still fighting crime and monsters as a masked heroine. It goes by the name of "La Belle Fille Masquée Poitrine" or "美少女仮面ポワトリン" or "Bishōjo Kamen Powatorin" or "Socialite Belle Panchanne: The Wife Is a Superheroine!" Episodes of this are available on YT and elsewhere.

Mahou Shoujo Chuuka na Paipai! -- aka "魔法少女ちゅうかなぱいぱい!" or "Mahō Shōjo Chūka na Pai Pai!" ... translates as Magical Chinese Girl Pai Pai!

Late 1980s. A young teenage girl with magical abilities finds herself in Japan. She disguises herself as a regular girl and is adopted by a family who (it seems) are unaware of her true nature. She uses her magic powers to help the family, and (by transforming into a red costume) fights crime and monsters. Here's a few videos -- switch from SD to VLD if you want the videos to stream smoothly. She usually doesn't switch into her action/combat outfit until the final part of the episode:

en.channel.pandora.tv/channel/video.ptv?...egid=36009662&page=1
en.channel.pandora.tv/channel/video.ptv?...egid=36009662&page=1
en.channel.pandora.tv/channel/video.ptv?...egid=36009662&page=1

Most(?) of the episodes are on www.nicovideo.jp but they are region locked.

Mahou Shoujo Chukana Ipanema -- aka "魔法少女ちゅうかないぱねま!" or "Mahō Shōjo Chūka na Ipanema!" ... translates as Magical Chinese Girl Ipanema!

Late 1980s / early 1990s. What do you do when the title actress in your series doesn't want to return for another season? Well you recast the part, and revamp the show as a sequel to the original by claiming a second superherojne has also shown up in Japan in similar circumstances. Yet again a princess with magical powers hides herself as an everyday teenager, and is adopted by a Japanese family who seem unaware that she's secretly fighting crime etc. If you scout about you'll find a few videos available for the first three episodes, plus assorted low qualify clips on sites like DailyMotion.

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19 Apr 2015 15:27 #41566 by five_red
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lfan wrote: Super Klenk....*sigh* :)

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Just give it up lfan, it's never gonna happen. Never gonna happen, my friend... :)

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19 Apr 2015 16:56 #41567 by lfan
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five_red wrote:

lfan wrote: Super Klenk....*sigh* :)

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Just give it up lfan, it's never gonna happen. Never gonna happen, my friend... :)

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Hehe :)

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20 Apr 2015 05:20 #41575 by castor
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Hmmmm



Darklight


This is a Us Bulgarian co production thats debuted on the Sci Fi Network in about 2004. Its more of A buffy Clone then A superhero movie but okay. Its Stars Shirl Apply as an amnesiac the Biblical Lilith who has incredible strength and agility, all while doing looking kind of bewilidered as she turned into a heroine by a semi religious orginzation and forced to fight a decently having fun John De Lance. Apply and Richard Burgi as her handler are the reasons to watch it- Apply is actually pretty good as a very small very petite badass who you can see gradually come into her own-Burgi is good as he often is as a man whose lost his way and is trying to find it-however the movie is poorly plotted, the effects are dececentish but nothing special....and the writing ehhhh. but well maybe if your interested

Demolitionist


This is perhaps more of a robocop clone but well if your into that its not bad. Nicole Egbert plays a young woman turned into a robot cop..in order to fight crime in the near future. Shes not bad when shes in it, but the effects are pretty cheep and the script seems dedicated to not changing much after the initial setup which means thers not a lot of stakes-this is a cheep exploitation movie...and ehhh Richard Grieco.


Silver Hawk


This is more of a Batman Clone, but actually decently budgeted Hong Kong one with Michelle Yeoh done after Crotching Tiger Hidden Dragon. This has some pretty good camera work and sets, and action if its more martial arts then anything its well done. Yeoh knows how to do a fight scene, and in her scenes as a heroine who seems to be motivated 90 percent by fun it has a good sence of pace and playfullness-though like a lot of hong kong movies the plot such as it is feels a bit of an after thought, and doesn't feel very attached to it. . Not the greatest movie ever, but not bad.
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20 Apr 2015 11:00 - 20 Apr 2015 11:03 #41579 by Markiehoe
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I am a big fan of Silverhawk!
It's a fun movie with an incredibly likable superheroine.
No "Angst" here.
She smiles and actually likes fighting crime.
She is put in dangerous situations but there is no peril.
Lots of humor.
At the end of the movie Silverhawk tries like hell to save the life of the villain.
Now THAT is a hero.

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20 Apr 2015 21:34 #41592 by Agent00Soul
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Helstar wrote: Ah, Philippines are a gold mine. They started making superheroines movies/tv-series already in 50s (!) and never stopped. The list is endless, from Darna (the most famous superheroine) to all those little unknown Komiks episodes. Hard to find stuff... except most of the Darna movies and (recent) tv-series which are quite easy to find.


I've got this one in my collection. "Super B" starring Rufa Mae Quinto.



Quinto plays an impoverished but good hearted teen who discovers a ring that makes her a superheroine. As a human, she is shy and quiet and as when powered up she seems quite the jokester a la Spider-Man. I can't tell for sure since I don't know Tagalog, but it seems to be played strictly for laughs. The villains are two horticulture obsessed pop singers called The Flower Pot Girls if I recall and the transformation sequences really make fun of the Sailor Moon type of choreographed, drawn-out change.



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21 Apr 2015 00:25 #41600 by Brad2
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I've seen Silver Hawk_she was great! Virtuous superheroine, and very attractive. Not familiar with Super B. Would love to find a place online where I can watch it! :whistle:
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21 Apr 2015 09:40 - 21 Apr 2015 16:28 #41613 by SCOTT R
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THE SUPERTWINS...Here are two more hot superchicks from the Philippines...lots of superbreath action and they fly and are very strong.


www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ipni_super-twins-15_people


I wanna see SuperKlenk so bad!
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21 Apr 2015 18:34 #41618 by Andy T
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Ultra (2006)

A single superhero juggles her crime-fighting career with the demands of her active social life.
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21 Apr 2015 20:13 #41620 by TwiceOnThursdays
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Andy T wrote: Ultra (2006)

A single superhero juggles her crime-fighting career with the demands of her active social life.


An unrealeased pilot. Almost impossible to find.

Funny as it has Peter dinklage and Lena Heady pre-game of thrones. And it is weird seeing her young and flighty after Sarah Conner and cersei lannister.

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21 Apr 2015 21:34 #41624 by lfan
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TwiceOnThursdays wrote:

Andy T wrote: Ultra (2006)

A single superhero juggles her crime-fighting career with the demands of her active social life.


An unrealeased pilot. Almost impossible to find.

Funny as it has Peter dinklage and Lena Heady pre-game of thrones. And it is weird seeing her young and flighty after Sarah Conner and cersei lannister.


Had a nice scene of Lena lifting a trailer tractor off a car.... :). Kinda deviates from the series a bit. I always thought the theme was kinda Sex in The City with Superpowers, but Pearl's (and I think they used a different name) relationships with the other girls are never mentioned, much less explored.

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21 Apr 2015 23:17 #41627 by TwiceOnThursdays
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lfan wrote:

TwiceOnThursdays wrote:

Andy T wrote: Ultra (2006)

A single superhero juggles her crime-fighting career with the demands of her active social life.


An unrealeased pilot. Almost impossible to find.

Funny as it has Peter dinklage and Lena Heady pre-game of thrones. And it is weird seeing her young and flighty after Sarah Conner and cersei lannister.


Had a nice scene of Lena lifting a trailer tractor off a car.... :). Kinda deviates from the series a bit. I always thought the theme was kinda Sex in The City with Superpowers, but Pearl's (and I think they used a different name) relationships with the other girls are never mentioned, much less explored.

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I really enjoyed the super strength. And the hint that her BF just booked it. He obviously doesn't share our fascination. ;-)

I enjoyed watching it, and I'd liked to have seen where it went. Also the "Cryptic Man" was an actor from the British show Coupling, I enjoyed that. And, as and oddity, I'd had this around on my HD for a while and forgot to watch it. I watched Grabbers the other night, and then remembered I'd finally copied Ultra to my Plex drive, and watched it. He's in both of those, and I randomly watched each of them unaware that he was in either. And then it's mentioned here two days later. Weird how synchronicity works out.

The comic it's based off the Luna Brothers comic Ultra is very nice, and her relationship with her friends was a strong part of the story, I wondered if they kept the show up if they'd have brought the others in. She also couldn't fly, which she can in the comic. I'd say it was "cheaper" not to have her fly, but she "flies" in the pilot. I need to re-read it, as it's quite fun. Really nice set of covers for the comic too (each one is like the cover of a magazine -- time/Cosmo, etc). I'd think that people on this site would likely enjoy the comic -- well if you're looking for mostly the kryptonian super-set. It's on comixology (if you swing that way), or the graphic novel collection can be easily had at amazon/any comic book store (The GN is "Ultra: Seven Days").

Speaking of the comic, the other Luna comics are pretty good too, The Sword wasn't as good as Ultra, but its ok, with a fair amount of Super-feme action (though she also gets beat to hell). It's far longer though. And I'm enjoying Alex and Ada, though in a different way from Ultra. It's probably one of the better comics out there, it's just a bit slow at times. It fits the story though (if you are showing psychological effects this takes a few panels to convey things over time). I'd say it'd really work well in a collection.

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22 Apr 2015 08:46 #41629 by SCOTT R
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ELECTRA (1996)

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22 Apr 2015 13:15 #41630 by Helstar
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This movie is superlame :laugh: but Shannon Tweed in that costume is absolutely gorgeous :P

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22 Apr 2015 14:53 #41632 by Andy T
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just a shame the didn't follow it with a sequel

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22 Apr 2015 14:59 #41633 by castor
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The Heroic Trio

A Hong Kong action movie back from 1992, its the story of three superheroines(well One Superheroine Wonder Woman[not copyright] and actually nothign like the dc heroine ) dealing with a costumed mercenary Thief Catcher, and slowly reforming Criminal(the Invsibile Women), all of whom have incredibly detailed plots and stories, that kinda work together in this sprawling kinda epic movie. Anita Mui as Wonder Woman in particular is pretty good as someone who desperatly wants to tell her husband whats going on but can't quite, and i like Maggie Chungs kind of goofy nothing is my fault theif catcher Though. Micheal Yeoh as the invisible Women gets a little melodramatic. The action is good, though the costumes and the film overall look a little muddy I will also say the last 10 minutes gets a little silly, but well its a good one overall

(this is a hong kong movie and the english dub changes a lot)

there is also a sequal which i will admit i haven't seen.
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22 Apr 2015 15:38 - 22 Apr 2015 15:41 #41634 by Monty
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Helstar wrote: This movie is superlame :laugh: but Shannon Tweed in that costume is absolutely gorgeous :P

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The guys girlfriend is also a hot babe who is granted superpowers herself....she glows a sort of bright red when she becomes superpowered..
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