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The Double-D Avenger

The Double-D Avenger is a 2001 American comedy film by William Winckler.

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 super bust to fight crime.

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

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