Released: Jul 01st, 1989
Running Time: 80
Director: Irving Weiss
Cast: David Morris, Michael Knight, Scott Baker, Darcy Derringer, Summer Rose, Veronica Hall, Rick Savage, Seymour Love
Critical Rating: AAA
Feature in and feature out, Vidway manages to come up with some of the looniest ideas for plots in the adult biz. Sometimes it works on the screen, sometimes it doesn't. This time it does.
Figuring the whole film world is going to wax ga-ga once more over the caped crusader (and remember Dickman And Throbbin of a few years back), Vidway takes the Batman plunge, and its rendition manages to be a little charmer thanks to the thorough nuttiness of Rick Savage as "The Jokestuh" (it's a basic New York cast ensemble, remember). The story has police commissioner Scott Baker's daughter, Summer Rose, abducted and taken to The Jokester's secret hideout. but the only way Bedman (Michael Knight) and sidekick Throbbin (Darcy Derringer) can roost out the place is by reading a Batman comic book for directions. Knight's even forced to hum his own theme song and hoofs it because the Bedmanmobile is in the repair shop (nice way of weaseling out of an expensive prop).
Veronica Hall, who looks like Barbara Dare with Brooke Shields' eyebrows, is very sex as Pussy Woman and provides all the money shots worth talking about. The only problem -- the camera engages her in one dimensional sex profiles (the feature's main weakness). Hall, by virtue of her sexuality, dodges these frailties, and the feature squeezes sufficiently by on the cute look. Savage, a veteran performer, deserves a possible awards' nomination for this portrayal.