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Snakes in Movies
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Want to Kill You!
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Eva Nera (1976)
 
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Some of these pictures and descriptions may give away plot details that you might not want to know before watching the film.
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"How much snake can one woman take."      
"She's beautiful and deadly!"    
"Every new embrace brought her strange new delights."

Eva Nera has been released under a lot of names, Black Cobra Woman, Erotic Eva, Emanuelle Goes Japanese, etc. It's one of those 1970's softcore movies by the director who made some other Emanuelle movies, with lots of nudity and little plot to get in the way of watching beautiful naked women taking showers together, getting massages together, dancing with snakes, and as we see here, people getting murdered by snakes. Jack Palance is a crazy American in Hong Kong who keeps a bunch of snakes in solid glass boxes. No water, no heating element, and just a slab of white styrofoam for substrate. He calls them his "friends" and he likes to tap on the glass and make baby talk. He's got an African viper, a green mamba (really some kind of green vinesnake), pythons, ratsnakes, boa constrictors, and a pathetic crusty rubber snake in a tank (because they couldn't afford another live one?) These snakes are apparently too dumb to figure out how to push the flimsy plastic top off and escape. We learn from him that mambas will kill any beautiful naked woman that they smell fear on, and that they can hypnotize their prey with their eyes. And when an African vipe or a mamba bites you, you immediately foam at the mouth and drop dead in less than 10 seconds. Jack's ok, it's his sicko brother who does the murdering. But no worries, he gets his in the end (literally) when Eva takes him out to her native island and submits him to an ancient island custom for dealing with liars and murderers called "putting the devil into a man." It involves "introducing" a "special breed" of non-venomous cobra into his body so it will "eat its way out" because it has "an inbred desire to get free."  And with that, I had my own desire to get free - of this lousy movie.
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Eva dances on stage with a python wearing only a skimpy skirt. We also see her dancing completely nude with the snake in flashbacks or maybe dream sequences. Later she wants to use Jack Palance's pet Green Mamba (actually some kind of vine snake) but the snake had other ideas.
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Eva and her girlfriend go to an outdoor market in Hong Kong and eat a snake for lunch. It's all real and very disturbing if you are squeamish about watching an animal get killed on film. What bothered me was not that they killed the snake, but that the snake was not killed before it was skinned - it was skinned alive. That seems cruel and unnecessary and I hope that now they kill the snakes first, but I doubt it.
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Jack's sicko brother gets his in the end (literally) when Eva takes him out to her native island and submits him to an ancient island custom for dealing with liars and murderers called "putting the devil into a man." It involves "introducing" a "special breed" of non-venomous cobra into his body so it will "eat its way out" because it has "an inbred desire to get free."  And with that, I had my own desire to get free - of this lousy movie.
 

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