video #FanFilmFriday: Batman Dracula by Andy Warhol

Batman Dracula is a 1964 film produced and directed by famed pop artist Andy Warhol. It was essentially Warhol’s fan film; he created it as an “homage” to the Batman series. We’ve watched it and, as with much of Warhol’s work, it’s… not everyone’s cup of tea.

Unauthorised by DC Comics (*gasp!* a bootleg fan film – truly a man ahead of his time!), the silent, black-and-white film ran for 120 minutes and was only screened as part of Andy Warhol’s art exhibits. Unfortunately,  much of the film was considered lost upon Warhol’s death in 1987. Some scenes from the film were shown in the 2006 documentary Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis.

The video embedded above only contains parts of the entire film; the rest has pretty much fallen into obscurity.

More info about Warhol’s Batman Dracula:

Total viewing time: 21:58 minutes.

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