Batman Dracula

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Batman Dracula
Batman Dracula Andy Warhol.jpg
Promotional image for Batman Dracula.
Directed by Andy Warhol
Produced by Andy Warhol
Starring Naomi Levine
Gerard Malanga
Taylor Mead
Jack Smith
Sam Green
Release dates
  • July 1964 (1964-07)
Running time
120 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Batman Dracula is a 1964 black and white American film produced and directed by Andy Warhol,[1] without the permission of DC Comics, publishers of comics about the character Batman.

Production background[edit]

The film was screened only at Warhol's art exhibits. A fan of the Batman series, Warhol made the movie as a "homage." Batman Dracula is considered to be the first film featuring a blatantly campy Batman.

The film was thought to have been lost until scenes from it were shown at some length in the documentary Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006).

Jack Smith appeared as "Batman". [2]




Filmed on the beaches of Long Island, and on the rooves of New York.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Jonas Mekas. "Andy Warhol filmography". University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Douglas Crimp (2012). "Our kind of movie" : the films of Andy Warhol. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-262-01729-9. Retrieved 16 June 2014. It might also have been Smith's greatest film performance, but sadly we may never know, because Warhol left the film in the can, unassembled and unedited. 

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