I didn’t upload this on Youtube as the Youtube police might have some issues with it. After all her costume is very stretchy and you can see through it sometimes.
It’s not hard to see that she isn’t wearing a bra underneath it so her nipples show in some shots. That’s why I slightly censored the pictures of her as well. I don’t know exactly how far I can go on this blog.
But don’t worry, the video isn’t censored 😉
Back then there was a big discussion about her costume as the movie serial was released, remember it was 1915 and that costume did move a lot of eyebrows (and other parts) back then.
Even today this costume would be troublesome (for some), especially in color and HD 😉
I think the mask combo is interesting with a cowl that is attached to the suit and an additional fabric that covers the face.
The mask of the new TV show is similar but there only the lower part of her face is covered by an additional piece of fabric.
With this mask, Irma is rather easy to unmask, as one quick pull is enough to expose her face (except the cowl part).
I like how he is immediately going for her mask to see the face of the masked thief he just caught. I don’t get why she didn’t resist him as he reaches for her mask, that’s a little minus point for me.
However, it is such a great fantasy to catch such a masked thief…. I wouldn’t mind being in his skin 😉
I guess I need a mansion and some valuables to attract thieves like her 😆
I added the scene with her replacement to the video as it is never wrong to have another masked woman in it, especially as the “masking” is in the video. (is that even a word?)
All in all a very interesting scene, even though it is in black and white and there is no sound (except music).
At first, I wanted to upload that scene on Youtube, but I suspect that the scene may be ….problematic…and I got into trouble for videos with “less”.
I simply don’t want to endanger my Maskripper Youtube channel.
Ok, that scene is the most interesting in an episode PACKED with interesting scenes.
There are more scenes of her in costume and mask and the film crew is discussing if it is ok to even film that scene and if you would be a pervert if you find it sexy (him touching her …like that…while she is unconscious). All that is highly interesting, especially as the director is strongly defending that scene and he admitted (to his female psycho-doc!) in an earlier episode that he is really turned on by women in catsuits and the whole Irma Vep role, which is played by that actress he really “likes”…… 🙂
Again….WATCH the whole episode…..at least!!!!!!
Now on to the scene itself:
I think she looks fantastic in that catsuit and mask!
The way they talk with each other….pure gold.
It’s a little odd that she gets surprised by his chloroform attack, even her hood and mask …maybe… preventing her from hearing or smelling the upcoming danger.
Also… as you should know by now…. I highly prefer unmaskings with a conscious heroine/villainess.
But nonetheless, the whole scene is incredibly sexy…. in certain ways.
Of course, it is not ok at all that the bad guy is doing that… but it is fiction, it’s not real.
I mean what a fantasy it is to see a sexy woman in such a catsuit and mask.
And the director inside this TV show really enjoys filming that scene big time 😉
Well, I can’t blame him…
3 more episodes to go in this season, hopefully, it gets another season….if the ending of the season allows it.
However, it is already clear to me that this TV show will end up in my Hall of Fame.
I do have a DVD (with a bad german dub) of this for quite a long time.
This movie has a LOT of minutes with sexy masked cat burglars and I was rather sure that I posted one scene in the early days of the blog around 2014/2015.
Seems that I was mistaken.
Lately, it was recommended to me again (thanks a lot!), so I finally re-watched the whole movie after a long time and checked the blog for the post I thought was there…
I thought about how I would present this movie here as there are so many minutes with the masked cat burglars.
I decided that I wanna post the 3 main scenes with them. These are the most interesting and I will make 3 posts with 3 videos.
This movie has quite some flaws, but there are some good scenes in it….and the costumes are quite sexy! 🙂
I will make an entry for my Hall of Fame for this movie in the next weeks.
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And here is the video:
Watch the video before you continue!
I tried to not get the video too long as the chances get bigger that it then gets blocked….
I cut very little before that scene, nothing of interest. After the scene in the video, we have a chase with the police, but to no surprise, they get away. Only the transportation that they finally get away with is…. very surprising.
Sadly, there is only DVD quality available. Would love to see these costumes in full HD one day!
Now to the scene itself:
I really like the idea that one of them fools the cops by dressing up as the superior of the detective.
It’s also good that the detective figures out that he was fooled. It’s very thrilling that he tries to unmask her and she can foil his first attempt, even she thereby fully confirms that there is a woman under the mask with her high-pitched screech.
She really is in big trouble with that many cops around her!
The unmasking itself is done rather badly as there is only a split-second where we can see how her mask starts to come off. Most of the unmasking is ruined by the cut.
In my version, he would rip open the mask and would expose her face underneath more and more by doing it.
The final reveal of her is done nicely. Her face is fully exposed and even a light is shining on it.
Luckily for her, her teammate finally intervenes (a little late) and knocks the light out.
Really bizarre and funny how she jumps up and ALL her “police chief” clothes are basically falling off her immediately and she lands in her sexy catsuit 😆
I wonder why she wasn’t wearing any mask under all that disguise. She was seemingly very sure that she would get away with her impersonation.
It’s cool how the cops surround her and trap her with these shields. Without her teammate, she would have been finished.
She moves around a lot, but I guess you can say that the cops did get a good look at her face.
But in the end, they escape with their camouflaged “Catmobile”. And there suddenly cat burglar number 3 pops up.
I checked it, but I honestly don’t know where she was before… was she just waiting in the car? Quite odd…
And why does the one who stole the painting now suddenly is wearing her 2 part mask as soon she is in the car?
Now to the costumes:
They all three are wearing slightly different catsuits, which you will see better in the next scene.
These catsuits are really sexy and I like the combo here with the (incomplete) catear-cowl in combination with a mask that covers the lower face.
A great disguise and very stylish…in my opinion.
Such a masquerade certainly provides a chance for a great unmasking…. 😉
They are wearing different disguises throughout the movie, but more on that in later posts.
Before this movie, an animated TV show was done in the ’80s.
A show with 73 episodes! So, I checked a lot of pictures to see what costumes and masks were used there.
And to my (bad) surprise I didn’t find a single picture with a mask, at least not an obvious one.
So, I guess they run around without masks the whole time while stealing stuff and getting chased by the cops? That would be really stupid.
Perhaps they are wearing wigs and full-face disguises (like in this scene where she impersonated a male cop).
I will watch some episodes when I get the chance.
However, a great shame, as there is a very short animated intro of the movie where they are actually wearing the catsuits from the movie.
An animated show with that many episodes and catsuits and masks would have been so great….
Does anyone know the animated TV show and can tell us something about it?