The Double-D Avenger

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The Double-D Avenger is a 2001 American comedy film by William Winckler.[1][2]

This film, first released in fall 2001, written, produced and directed by cult filmmaker William Winckler, is a campy spoof of "Wonder Woman" about a costumed superwoman who uses her extremely large breasts to fight crime.[3][4]

It is of special interest to cult movie fans since it is the only "reunion film" of Russ Meyer's famous actresses Kitten Natividad (Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens), Haji (Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) and Raven De La Croix (Up!).

The story focuses on big busty Chastity Knott (Natividad) who must use her new amazing abilities as the super-stacked costumed crime fighter, The Double-D Avenger, to stop villainous bikini bar owner Al Purplewood (Larry Butler) and his sexy, murderous strippers. The movie has much live-action comic-book action, sexual innuendo, Russ Meyer-inspired camera angles focusing on the female character's breasts, and other "off color" verbal and visual gags. Remarkably, there is no nudity in the picture.

Variety critic Dennis Harvey gave the film a very positive review noting its "a cheerfully silly ode to larger-than-life femininity."

The fun film runs 77 minutes, in color, and is suggested for audiences over 18. It has been a success in the U.S. theatrically and on video and DVD, and is also a hit internationally, with a French-language version in France ("Double D Avenger Les Appas De La Justiciere") and a Japanese-language version in Japan ("The Double-D Avenger / MegaPie Oba Ranger"). A second DVD version was released by Elite Entertainment, titled "Joe Bob Briggs Presents The Double-D Avenger," which features audio commentary by famous drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs. A special DVD two-pack has also been released by Elite, "A Double Dose of Joe Bob Briggs," featuring the Joe Bob commentary version of "The Double-D Avenger" packaged with Joe Bob's commentary on "Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter."

Key Cast & Crew include: Kitten Natividad, Haji, Raven De La Croix, G. Larry Butler ("Frankenstein Vs. the Creature From Blood Cove"), Bill Winckler, Forrest J Ackerman, Mimma Mariucci, Sheri Dawn Thomas, Lunden De Leon. Cinematographer/Editor Raoul J. Germain Jr., Writer/Producer/Director William Winckler. A William Winckler Productions, Inc., production.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pratt, Douglas (2001). Doug Pratt's DVD: Movies, Television, Music, Art, Adult, and More!, Volume 1. UNET 2 Corporation. p. 357. ISBN 1-932916-00-8. 
  2. ^ "Classic Anime Gets Star Treatment! « SciFi Japan". Scifijapan.com. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  3. ^ Dennis Harvey (2003-01-15). "The Double-D Avenger". Variety. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  4. ^ Category: Movie Reviews. "The Best in Horror Since 2002". HorrorTalk. Retrieved 2014-08-23.