Of The Black Bat (2012/MVD Visual DVD)
C- Sound: C- Extras: D Film: D
is Blind.. No More.
Patrick's Rise of the Black Bat (2012) is a shameful
production that should be reserved torture only suitable for your
worst enemy. This mockbuster (a film purposely made to follow the
same theme or contain the same subject matter as a popular theatrical
movie, usually released direct to video just before, to cash in on
the coattails of the bigger release) has no redeeming heart or
qualities other than it aims to appease fans of the superhero genre
that don't mind being served up every cliché in the book and then
ripping off Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, Daredevil, and
the CW Network's Arrow, this schlock centers around a District
Attorney named Tony Quinn who was blinded by acid and is now a crime
fighting vigilante who drives a normal looking car and appears
magically every time someone is in danger. How he drives a car blind
still remains to be seen but what I can tell you is that he uses a
gun (which is something Batman strongly goes against) and his mask
doesn't have ears.. so it's not the same thing.. right?
production value on this thing is so low, you must wonder if a high
school or first year film student made it or if someone legitimately
thought that they had something when they invested money into making
this exist. I've even seen Batman fan films that blow this out of
the water, also produced on minimal budgets. Stay away.
sound and picture on this disc are not impressive in the least. The
image is in standard definition but you can tell the colorist didn't
know what they were doing here.. mainly scenes are full of grain
while others not (they probably mixed formats when shooting) and the
lossy Dolby 2.0 sound mix suffers from a poorly mixed voice over
track that is nearly impossible to hear under the overpowering score
track, making it barely stereo if that.
extra is a trailer.
James Harland Lockhart V