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Wasp Woman (1960)

Director: Roger Corman     Starring: Susan Cabot
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40200964
UPC: 089218404190
UPC 14: 00089218404190
Category Keywords: Bugs  Mad Doctor  Mutants  Theatrical Release
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Editor's Note
This fun, intelligent cheapie from King of the B's Roger Corman ranks as the first feminist horror film. Susan Cabot stars as aging cosmetics mogul Janice Starlin, who injects herself with an experimental wasp enzyme in order to restore her fading youth and save her company from going broke. Eccentric scientist Dr. Zinthrop (Michael Mark) first tries the serum on cats, but when they later sprout wings and stingers, he realizes the formula might not be market ready. Unfortunately, he winds up in a coma before he's able to warn Starlin of the ghastly side effects, and before long she's buzzing around the building at night, attacking and devouring her enemies. What's admirably feminist about the film is how Starlin is portrayed as intelligent, powerful, and sympathetic while her male underlings are condescending buffoons who first dismiss her serum as mere wishful vanity and later find themselves smitten by her newly restored beauty (and later bitten by her wasp alter ego). Barboura Morris plays Starlin's worried secretary, and Bruno Ve Sota is an unlucky night watchman. Cabot is splendid in the title role, reverse-aging beautifully. Carolyn Hughes and Lynn Cartwright add comic relief as a pair of gossipy receptionists.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount Home Video
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/24/2002
Video Play Time Running Time: 73 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1960
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 4041D
Video UPC UPC: 00089218404190
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Fred Eisley
Video Cast Info Barboura Morris
Video Cast Info Susan Cabot
Video Cast Info Roger Corman - Director

Memorable Quotes

"Miss Starlin is not a human being any longer. The enzymes have changed her----she will destroy the girl as a female wasp would destroy her enemies, and then devour the remains!"----Zinthrop (Michael Mark) to Bill (Fred Eisley)

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Cabot,Susan
Product attributeLabel:   Alpha Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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