I got really attached to both Marian and the Nightwatchman in their adventures over 2 seasons of this show.
And know she is trapped, pinned down by Guy, he rips off her eye mask….finally he realizes the Nightwatchman is a woman.
I guess he also realizes now that it’s his beloved Marian under the mask of his hated Nightwatchman.
He slowly yanks down the fabric that still covers her face pretty well.
Finally, the Nightwatchman is UNMASKED!
There is quite a lot I really love about this EPIC unmasking!
The fight is done quite well, and the way she reacts to her more and more desperate situation is great.
She really sells the fear very well as her face gets exposed by him.
He is so shocked that it is Marian that he runs away at first.
He stills doubts that it was her all the time, wanting the see the scar he inflicted on the vigilante.
So, as she is forced to show that scar it’s like a second unmasking …in a way.
Perhaps a “NO!” or a “STOP!” would have been nice as he was about to unmask her…but she always stay silent in his presence as she was concerned he would recognize her voice….or at least realize that the Nightwatchman IS a woman.
So, it fits quite well, that she didn’t protest as he was unmasking her.
Well….I think this is one of the most thrilling unmaskings ever made in a movie or TV show. Especially I was so into the storyline after having seen over 20 episodes with her.
Ok, the Nightwatchman should have had more appearances, but well…I posted all 7 scenes of her….so, that’s not too bad.
Spoilers about Marian’s future in the show…..
Tragically this unmasking indirectly leads to Marian’s death just 2 episodes later as Gisborne is now really enraged.
At the end of season 1, she was already presumed dead. The producer loved the strong reaction of the audience as I saw in the bonus material on the Blu-ray set.
So they came up with the idea to “top” that and kill her off, this time for real!
I don’t like that decision at all, even it is a drastic and unusual way to kill off the big love of the main character! That was certainly not expected.
Of course, that also means that there were no more Nightwatchman scenes in the final third season, which was just ok for me.
I will re-watch seasons 1 and 2 at some point….but not season 3 😉
Last week’s episode was already a really good one with finally real screentime with Stargirl, Wildcat, and co.
Episode 6 is even better and certainly has a big gamechanger!
Due to problems with Youtube, I won’t upload any Stargirl videos anymore, so some pictures and this text has to be enough.
I increased the brightness of these pictures a little….
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Ok, I liked a lot of things in this one!
A new masked villainess! Of course, every one of the good guys already knows who she is…..but well, it’s a nice addition! And I like her full face mask…just like an improved version of the one her father was/is wearing.
It’s soo odd that many of the bad and good guys wear masks….but for the most time, they all know who is under which mask. And the show NEVER shows any interactions of the masked folks with any civilians who seemingly don’t know about both teams.
It’s like there are two worlds in this show, the civilians and the unmasked alter egos of the heroes and villains…… and another one where there are the bad guys and the heroes.
But ok, enough of that, back to the episode.
The fight scene in the school is well-done and pretty long….I really enjoyed that one BIG time! Good stunt work and pretty creative as well 🙂
And damn, I know Eclipso would show up sooner or later…but what a debut!
Killing off two of the bad guys! Ok, perhaps there is some chance that Cindy may show up again….but it certainly doesn’t look like that!
His appearance now changes everything! It’s no longer some teenager in masks fighting some also young villains.
Now they have to face an incredible powerful……..well……monster that is seemingly so much stronger than everything they have encountered so far.
I wonder what Artemis will do now? Will Solomon Grundy show up again? Will they all team up with The Shade and the heroes to fight Eclipso?
After the pretty slow first 4 episodes….the last one and this one have me now fully “hyped up” for the rest of the season! 😉
I really like season 2 of Stargirl so far….but in terms of the screentime of the masked heroines….we got pretty little in the first 4 episodes.
Luckily there is plenty of Stargirl, Wildcat, and Dr. Midnite in this one! 🙂
In this post, you will find 2 videos with over 7 minutes of the masked ladies.
There is even a 2-minute scene with the unmasked Stargirl where she talks to her dad.
And when she isn’t wearing her mask…the scene doesn’t fully qualify for this blog 😉
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I really like the dark horror atmosphere that is building up this season.
And from what I heard….there is much more to come 😉
It’s very interesting how Eclipso lets them face their worst fears to manipulate them. I wonder how they will deal with that in the future!
I expected Wildcat to unmask herself as the loud noise was tormenting her but I’m glad that she had enough self-discipline to NOT take her mask off as that would be quite dangerous even at night in the school, someone could show up or cameras could be in place.
It still annoys me that basically everyone they encounter does know who they are under these masks….but well, hopefully, some folks will show up that don’t know their secret.
And still, even the bad guys know….I hope for a scene in which someone would unmask Stargirl or Wildcat…just to show them that they are “superior” or because they wanna see the unmasked face.
The storyline with Cindy wanna recruit Mike for the bad guys is promising, that could become potential pretty…..disastrous….. for the Whitmore family.
What is also interesting is that you now have basically 3 “camps” of villains right now:
Eclipso, the big, all-powerful force.
Then we have the Shade, who seems very much afraid of Eclipso.
And there is also Cindy and her new recruits.
I have the feeling that these 5 episodes of the season were only the foreplay and now things will really come in motion 😉
Here is the trailer for episode 6:
What do you think of this episode and the season so far?
I really like this scene big time! By this time I care about her in the show a lot and really rooting for her. She gets trapped in that room, the evil Guy of Gisborne is just outside the door, breaking it down pretty quickly. With the axe and the damaged doors he somehow reminds me a lot of a certain Jack N. in “The Shining” 😉 , especially as he is watching her through the damaged door.
You can see the fear on her face, she is breathing heavily through the cloth cover above her mouth. She now she can’t escape….he is outside the door and there are plenty of guards there as well.
A great setting!
As soon they rush in they would overpower her sooner or later and then would UNMASK her! Her life as well as her father’s life would be in grave danger as the Nightwatchman is a big enemy of the Sheriff. He would also find the woman that he loves under the mask….but she is in love with someone else…..
The way he sneakily attacks her with that dagger….wow….worthy of a real villain.
Of course, she survives that in the end, even she actually seemingly dies.
But that was revealed one episode later….providing a major cliffhanger.
As I already knew she would be in season 2….I wasn’t surprised….but imagining watching the show back then when it first aired….they surely tortured the audience quite well. 😉
I made an update on the Batwoman post below this one, check it out!
So, time to talk about episode 3 of Stargirl (season 2)!
After very little of Stargirl and her team in episode 1 and no scenes with them at all in episode 2….we FINALLY get a solid screentime with the masked ladies!
And we get some action and peril as well….but check out my 2 videos first!
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I really like The Shade as a villain so far….we know not much about him yet, but I like his style. And he surely seems to be pretty powerful that he could easily defeat the whole team.
They will have to find ways to defeat him…..and he won’t be the only villain they have to face.
The episode was pretty good, I could go without the whole magic pen and the Thunderbolt figure….but ok, I guess that might be an important factor later on when the bad guys wanna win him over to the dark side 😉
I read that this season will get pretty dark and I’m excited about it. I want the team to get tested to their limits and I prefer the dark(er) shows anyhow.
Of course, if I would be him and would have pinned them down like that….I might use these powers to yank their masks off as I am verrrry curious 😉
But on the other hand, it’s good to have a villain here that doesn’t know their secret identities from the start, I do hope that it stays like that for a while.
Perhaps later on he wants to find out who is behind these masks….and then PLEASE…..by removing their masks and not by some silly discovery as it happens WAY too often.
Or how about he attempting to unmask Stargirl or Wildcat? That would be quite awesome as well 😉
Looking forward to seeing how the plot unfolds. So far, we practically can only guess what the evil plan of the villains will be and how it all connects.
But with this episode…the season has really started for me!
Finally, season 2 of Stargirl has now started and I wanna make my short review of episode 1!
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The bad guys have been defeated at the end of season 1 and are either dead, in prison, or missing.
Much like this entire episode, things are rather quiet now in Blue Valley.
Stargirl, Wildcat, Hourman, and Dr. Midnite are still patrolling the streets at night but there is nothing to do at all and all (except Stargirl) wanna take a break from superhero life.
The episode focuses on building around the personal problem of each of them.
Courtney (Stargirl) is so focused on being Stargirl and finding other ISA members that she fails at school.
Yolanda (Wildcat) is haunted by the death of Brainwave who she killed in the season 1 finale. But she can’t speak to anyone (outside the JSA) about it as that would endanger her secret identity.
Beth (Dr. Midnite) finds out that her parents are seeking a divorce and is troubled by not being able to interact with Charles, the AI from her goggles.
Rick (Hourman) is occupied with providing food to Solomon Grundy who is living in the woods now.
Building these backstories to the characters is important and I liked them except the one with Rick as I don’t understand why he is now caring about the monster that killed his parents. Yeah, he saw a “good” site on Solomon in the season 1 finale…but it’s still hard to believe how he changed from wanting to kill him to now providing buckets of chicken for him.
I love how passionate Courtney is about being Stargirl. She fully embraces her role.
Maybe a little too much…. as her school and social life comes too short.
There is very little action in this one….but well, it’s a typical first episode to a season.
Green Lantern’s daughter Jade has her first appearance in the only real action scene. So far hard to tell, how big her role will be.
I hope she will be a good addition to the good side. Of course, I also hope that her costume will include a mask….but we will see.
So, in terms of action or peril, the episode delivers very, very little. But it was an important one for the storyline.
And this connects me to the characters and is very important for the “immersion” (in my opinion).
If I don’t care about the characters…it’s a massive minus for a movie or TV show.
This episode was a good start, but certainly not one of my favorites.
Hopefully, the action will start rolling in episode 2.
I somehow totally missed this TV show and in the end, the recommendation lead to me buying every three seasons of it on Blu-ray.
Each season has “only” 13 episodes but they greedily split each season into 2 blu-ray boxes with just 2 discs each. So I had to buy 6 Blu-ray boxes to get all 3 seasons.
But since the show isn’t new anymore…it wasn’t very expensive (besides the very last box).
This one is another perfect example while I love such characters in (long) TV shows. You really get connected to these characters and every scene has much more intensity for me than it would have if the character would just appear in some minutes during a random video. The character has much more depth and I am much more interested in what will happen to him/her throughout the show.
Yeah, it costs a lot of time to watch all these episodes, but it was more than worth it in the end. And not only for the Nightwatchman scenes, I enjoyed the whole show quite a lot…especially seasons 1 and 2.
In total, I have not fewer than 7 scenes with the Nightwatchman, today I wanna present the first two.
Let’s start with the costume: At that time only very few sexy fabrics were invented/in use.
I think they make a LOT out of the available materials. I like her leather top that….if you get a good look…. clearly gives away that the Nightwatchman is a woman ;-), even she tries her best that no one notices that with her costume.
I LOVE that she really takes a great effort to hide her identity. Actually, her whole masquerade has 3 items! The hood hides her hair, the rather big eye mask is concealing her face alongside the scarf that covers the lower part of her face.
She has so much to lose if someone would figure out who she is, and she does everything she can to protect her secret identity. A+
If you have seen at least one of the 3652 (or so) Robin Hood movies…you know that Marian is his big love. And that makes his reaction to the unmasking so pleasing to me.
He thinks the Nightwatchman is some kind of murderer (“he” is not) and finds Marian under these masks…. I love such a constellation!
The unmasking is filmed quite….odd. He pulls back her hood …but then she quickly decides to unmask herself completely. Well, it makes sense as they know and love each other (most of the time). As she realizes that there is no escape for her, she rather unmasks herself than letting him do it.
I would have rather preferred her to defend her mask and to put up a fight in a scene before he pins her to the ground, but well she will have some thrilling fights with others ;-).
And this was only the beginning…soon the evil “Guy of Gisborne” will try everything to stop the Nightwatchman.
Guy is also in love with Marian….. and really HATES the Nightwatchman at the same time.
Again…I LOVE such constellations! 😉
Wanna know from which episode of which show this is?
Don’t know why I didn’t post about this one earlier, as I know this movie for some years now.
Today I wanna present a movie that I was waiting for quite some time. It took some time until it was finally released after some issues.
I could post a LOT of scenes from this one as the movie is about a woman becoming a masked vigilante….but that would be problematic.
I wanna show you one good scene as an appetizer….if you like to see masked women in action….you have to see the whole movie 😉
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And here is the video:
Pretty good action scene…especially if you are considering that this is a low-budget flick.
But it’s a low-budget flick from Asia …and very often they can achieve really good fights with little money.
I’m not a big fan of eye masks, but at least she has that hood that adds a little extra concealment, even it quickly get out of position during the action.
Her costume overall is pretty solid, the costumes from the henchwomen could have used a little more money or time. The chick with the golden wig, Batgirl logo top, and ballet skirt looks like a cheap Harley Quinn rip-off 😆 . But I like that they are masked as well.
I do like how the three fight against the heroine. They manage to deliver some good hits but the well-trained heroine keeps the upper hand.
Perhaps I will post more scenes from this when I’m really low on material to post.
Man recruits girl under the guise of making a movie, while really trying to turn her into a masked vigilante.
This one was a lucky find I stumbled upon by pure luck.
I saw this poster, and of course I HAD to watch the movie 😉
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As you can see the poster is strangely cut at both sides, but well, the most interesting part is there to see.
Quite interesting is that the hero is in the background while the masked woman is in fact the “right hand” of the movie’s villain.
But I guess they thought it would help to put an attractive, mysterious woman right in the middle of the movie poster 😉
Let’s move on to the movie, here are some pictures as a preview:
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And here is the video:
I really like the idea of having such a masked villainess in the movie! It is a rare thing in a movie even today, but especially hard to find such a character in a movie from 1959!
Her movie role is quite odd, naturally to the age of the movie and the way women were portrayed…..she doesn’t actively fight, but rather tortures and kills people from the distance or by backstabbing them (literally). She fights with an epee for about smashing 5 seconds, but we will come to that later on.
Now to the video above: The ending is bitter sweet for me. It’s great that he rips her mask off in such manner. Sadly…we can’t see it as the movie shows it from that perspective. And she runs away without allowing us to see her unmasked face. What a wasted opportunity!
And it’s also sad that she actually never puts on her mask again througout the movie. 🙁
She always is wearing that outfit, where she covers her hair completely. Ok, that could be seen as some sort of disguise, but well, doesn’t really work for me 😆
The movie had also a german audio track which I used as I watched the movie. And as you can possibly tell when you know german TV it was a german TV airing (MDR is the channel).
Interestingly the german dialogue is quite different. As the movie is italian, both english and german audios are dubs from the original language.
In german the villain approaches her and says “….say that you laugh at me under your MASK….” in translation.
Here is the scene for those of you who can understand it:
So, you may wondering what happens to her at the end of the movie?
Well, here is her ending:
[Watch the video first before you continue!]
After another sneaky murder she meets her final fate as some random soldier kills her with a banner pole!?!
Quite an odd way to finish her off. Especially as it should have been the hero’s job to do that and get his revenge on her after all the things she had done to him, his father and friends.
Interestingly we finally see her hair, she is finally fully “unmasked” in these seconds. A continuation error as we never see that cloth coming off as she still was standing.
Fittingly she has red hair….which was/is a popular hair color for showing evil/crazy women 😉
And here is a promo poster for the movie where she actually shows her hair (which she never does like that):