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Bettie Page was America's favorite and most photographed pin-up model of the 1950s, and achieved her greatest success as Playboy's January 1955 centerfold. It was however her association with fetish photographer Irving Klaw, that would change her life forever and established the cult icon status she achieved to this day. Bettie Page Dark Angel recalls in episodes, her last three years as a pin up queen, her mysterious disappearance, and faithfully recreates in Irving Klaw s original style, many of her now lost classic bondage films. The DVD bonus features include: Original Bondage Films of Bettie Page, In Search of Bettie Page by Nico B, The 57th Incident (music video), Behind the Scenes of Bettie Page Dark Angel, Paige Richards as Bettie Page photo shoot, Paige Richards as Bettie Page stills, Casting Call and Rehearsals, Dominant Bettie in Black Corset.


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Bettie Page was America's favorite pin-up model of the 1950s, and achieved her greatest success as Playboy's January 1955 centerold. It was her association with fetish photographer and filmmaker Irving Klaw however, that changed her life forever and established the cult icon status she enjoys to this day. Bettie Page Dark Angel recalls in episodes, her last three years a pin up queen, her mysterious disappearance and faithfully recreates in Irving Klaw’s original style, many of her now lost classic bondage films. Widescreen Edition.

Special Features:

  • New Widescreen Transfer (16x9 Enhanced)
  • The Original Bondage Films Of Bettie Page (1951-1956)
  • The 57” Incident - Teaserama Music Video By Nico B (1996)
  • In Search Of Bettie Page By Nico B (1993)
  • Behind The Scenes Of Bettie Page Dark Angel (2004)
  • Paige Richards As Bettie Page Photo Shoot
  • Paige Richards As Bettie Page Still Gallery
  • Casting Call & Rehearsals
  • Uncut: Dominant Bettie In Black Corselet

Product Details

  • Actors: Paige Richards
  • Directors: Nico B
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Dutch, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Cult Epics
  • DVD Release Date: May 22, 2012
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006H3KR0C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,018 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By D. Ray on May 14, 2005
Format: DVD
This DVD is nothing but bad acting and bad recreations of Bettie Pages black and white films. The narrator Bettie has a deep southern accent but when Paige Richards talks the accent is gone. And on top of it all it's not even historically accurate. Stay away from this one if you are a Bettie Page Fan.
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42 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Onie Wheeler on April 8, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This DVD contains both the original "Dark Angel" Cult Film and a "How to Pose Nude" with Bunny Yeager (who we never see - just Paige Richards). I was so excited to receive this DVD and was very let down.

First of all the "Dark Angel" film is just boring -- how many stupid bondage videos do we have to watch. We get your point -- Bettie did bondage videos......

Nico B has the arrogance to say this a CULT FILM? Cult films are not made, they happen vis a vis the public's perspective of a film.

Nico B needs to do his research -- instead of wasting time on chasing down composers for that boring and redundent soundtrack, he needs to get his facts straight.

The acting is really bad -- I am a native Tennesseean and I can tell you that nobody in Tennessee has the accent of Paige Richards. Ditto the "narrator" who is not Paige Richards. They all sound like they are from the deep south and very phony. But the voice of Estes Kefauver (who was born and bred in Madisonville, Tennessee), with some sort of Teutonic accent was just over the top!

I can't believe anyone would pay to see this in a theatre. I can't believe I paid to buy this junk.

The Bunny Yeager stuff of Paige Richards is OK Let's see though, did Bettie Page have a Brazlian Wax, Pierced Ears, or Implants? I think not.

Paige Richards does look remarkably like Bettie Page in the face and figure (except for those implants).

But after a few scenes, that portion of the DVD was so boring I did not even finish it. Paige Richards is a really pretty woman, but she tries to hard when posing for Bunny -- some of those faces she makes tend to make her look as though she is passing some type of fetid gas into the air!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By K. Harris on August 25, 2009
Format: DVD
Wow, what a terrible movie. I am pretty sure that I have seen better high school performances!? The movie was pointless, had some of the worst acting I've seen and was casted terribly. I had bought this movie to add to my ever growing Bettie collection, but had I seen it first, I never would have bought it! I never would have rented it, heck I am not even sure someone could have convinced me to take a copy for free!? Anyone who has seen Bettie's short films knows that she wasn't the best actress. So, picture her films but ten times worse because someone even less experienced is trying to imitate her!!?? That's what this movie is like. One big train wreck!! I don't usually do this, (even with bad movies)but I had to fast forward through most of it cause it was so boring, this is pretty bad seeing that I am truly a huge fan of Bettie and usually go crazy for any new material!? If someone who knew nothing about Bettie saw this, they would come away thinking she was just some dumb slut!? Which (as any real Bettie fan would know) is the furthest from the truth about her? She was extremely intelligent and during the time she was a model, was the least sexually active period in her life (she says because she wasn't married)!? Also, not to be mean, but Paige Richards is no Bettie! Sure she may be skinny with dark hair and Bettie's bangs, but Bettie paid great attention to her look and would work out 5 days a week when she was a full time model. Paige (aside from being a terrible actress) although skinny, I don't feel was "fit" to play the role at all. Bunny Yeager, was a pretty, thin little red head with fair skin. I had to laugh when I saw the lady they chose to play her. She had dark skin, was clearly wearing a red wig (not even the right red) and looked completely different!!Read more ›
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Page on November 2, 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I was excited when I heard about this film..I am a big Bettie fan. As a rule I buy anything Bettie but had I seen this film before I bought it..I would not have. The acting is stilted and really like a bad high school play, and the lead actress Paige Richards reminds me at times of Julia Sweeney. (IT's PAT!) ha ha

If you are like me and buy anything Bettie, buy and enjoy, but if you are looking for a great bio film on Bettie..this ain't it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. WILLIAMS on August 6, 2006
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First and foremost, do not treat this piece of work as a mainstream film, and therefore judge it on those terms.

It is not a film in the traditional sense of the word, but a well-worked homage to Bettie Page and the work of Irving Klaw in general, and on these terms, it works well.

Yes, the "acting" is not great, but Paige Richards does a decent job as Bettie, considering she not a professional actor, but at least she is authentic, as Richards is a bondage / fetish model by trade and looks a lot like Bettie of the time.

The real plus points are the black and white recreations of the original Irving Klaw bondage / domination / catfight scenes.

In fact, I would challenge any mainstream director to recreate these famous scenes any better than is presented here. Well done Nico!!

Overall, a good homage to Bettie Page, shot on digital video so it looks great, and definately a worthy project.

PS : Emily Marilyn is also HOT!!
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