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Black Scorpion

4.3 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

As a street pounding undercover cop, Darcy walker must confront slimeballs every day -on both sides of the law. When her father is murdered, Darcy gives up on the establishment and transforms herself into the vigilante heroine Black Scorpion. Blasting through the city in a souped-up Porsche Scorpionmobile, she searches for the key to her father's murder. Along the way, she discovers a conspiracy of the darkest kind. Can she stop her nemesis, the Breathtaker, before he destroys the city?

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Product Details

  • Actors: Bruce Abbott, Darryl M. Bell, Kyle Fredericks, Ed Gilbert, Randall Shiro Ideishi
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: New Horizons
  • DVD Release Date: January 23, 2001
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000053VBV
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,431 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Black Scorpion" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

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Format: VHS Tape
If you have a liking for B genre movies with action, a female heroine, a quasi story-line, and some nudity, then I would recommend this movie to you. The movie starts in the real world then does a rather quick shift to a sci-fi futuristic world. In a scene set in 1975, a cop-father tells his daughter, who later becomes the Scorpion, a story about a scorpion riding on a frog across a stream. Joan Severance's acting is a little weak in the beginning of the movie but improves as she dons a costume and becomes the Black Scorpion. One of the highlights is when a disrobed Joan rides her cop-partner to ecstasy, masked as the Scorpion. Hence the Scorpion takes the frog for a ride.
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Please be warned that there are two different editions of this movie on DVD and I've yet to find a retailer who can confirm which they're shipping. The one with "Roger Corman Presents" accros the top of the cover DOES NOT include the interview or commentary.
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Having never seen the tv-series, this movie makes me wish I could. Cool-looking superheroine who looks like a model for products out of a bondage magazine combined with a clunky-looking, yet high-tech, morphing car makes for fun superheroine adventure. There is some nudity, though from the editing I suspect a double was used for Severance, and even a ...scene perpetrated by the frustrated heroine! (naughty, naughty, Black Scorpion) Don't expect too much in terms of a believable plot, especially the mechanics of her and the car's transformation into a crimefighting duo. Severance's performance and visual appeal in heroine regalia is pleasing enough; but as for her daytime role of a police officer, not only does she come up flat, it's hard to forgive that the 35-ish actress/model is trying to play a character 10 years her junior. Overall, superheroine lovers should still be relatively satisfied. Beware: the DVD claims it includes a feature commentary but I could not find it.
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By A Customer on March 5, 2004
Format: DVD
Sexy Joan Severance puts on black hooker clothes to battle crime as the super-heroine Black Scorpion complete with her own super-powered car. This is great stuff if you love comics and B movies.
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OK first of all this movie was frikken good I was surprised how much action was in it and the crashes were good to and as for Joan Severance playing as the Black Scorpion she was SEXY.oh! and the sex scene was good to it makes you want to get a girl like that.Sorry but I was amazed at how good this movie was.no lies this movie is pretty good if your looking for action.im gonna order the second one next.:-]
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The character Black Scorpion is born of comic book roots and it certainly shows in this movie. If you were expecting serious crime drama then you're looking in the wrong place. This is definitely not Black Knight Rises, but if your willing to sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy some fun action including a great looking super hero, a great looking techno-whiz of a car and some fast-paced action you ARE in the right place.

One quick warning for parents out there, this movie is rated "R" for good reason. Since some of the action is from the mind of Roger Corman it can get a little gruesome and sexy at points in this movie so don't let the comic book roots fool you, this is not for the kiddies.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised that this 17 year old flic stood up as well as it did. Not great, not awful, just okay.
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If you love B-movies, comic books, or women dressed in bondage gear who fight crime this is your lucky day!You'll love this one! This is the perfect flick when you're looking for escapist fun as super heroine Black Scorpion battles the evil Breathtaker and his army of asthmatics the wheezing warriors! It's a blast! Joan Severance is fantastic, seductive and beautiful and her commentary and interview segment on this DVD are a delight. She is so cute and seems like she really had a blast making this movie. If you enjoy this one check out the sequel and the tv show. This is fun stuff!
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Of the 25 movies that Roger Corman produced in 1995, “Black Scorpion” edges towards both the best and worst of what the man has to offer. This results in only an average rating for this review, though you should know that it’s an enthusiastic score nonetheless. This is a very entertaining adventure flick, made during a time before DC and Marvel monopolized superhero pictures. I would never think to directly compare it to those blockbusters, but for B-movie lovers, there is a lot to like, here.

The story: Frustrated with the ineffectual law enforcement system, a Los Angeles policewoman (Joan Severance, See No Evil, Hear No Evil) dons a costume and takes the fight to a super villain seeking to take control of the city (Casey Siemaszko, Back to the Future series).

The film could not have had a huge budget, give the flimsy costumes, weak effects, and action scenes that look like they were shot under time constraints. Luckily, these limitations bring out the talent in producer Corman and director Jonathan Winfrey, and they make the absolutely most of what they have to work with. The screenplay is polished, completely avoiding the narrative pitfalls of other low-budget productions. The cast as a whole is enthusiastic, and you can look forward to some particularly entertaining performances from Terri Vaughn (The Steve Harvey Show) and Garrett Morris (The Jamie Foxx Show).
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