MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,919 this week

Eva nera (1976)

R  |   |  Drama  |  5 August 1976 (Italy)
4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 266 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 11 critic

Judas, a wealthy playboy living in Hong Kong, is obsessed with snakes. His apartment is full of them, and he treats them as if they were his children. One night Judas' brother persuades him... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay) (as Aristide Massaccesi)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 156 titles
created 29 Mar 2011
 
a list of 268 titles
created 04 Jan 2014
 
a list of 249 titles
created 17 Mar 2014
 
a list of 138 images
created 07 Jun 2014
 
list image
a list of 26 titles
created 20 Jun 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Eva nera" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Eva nera (1976)

Eva nera (1976) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Eva nera.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Horror | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

A group of Japanese WWII soldiers transporting a gold shipment are captured and fight against a savage cannibal tribe. Years later, an expedition heads back into the jungle to locate the lost gold.

Director: Alan Birkinshaw
Stars: Stuart Whitman, Edmund Purdom, Woody Strode
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A telepathic mutant recruits a post-World War III TV game-show warrior to lead her band of mutants to safety.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Al Cliver, Laura Gemser, George Eastman
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Michael is a successful actor, but he has a scandal in his past: at a tender age he knifed his father to death. He and his girlfriend Deborah go to his mother's for the weekend, and are ... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda
Stars: Stefano Patrizi, Martine Brochard, Henri Garcin
Tough to Kill (1979)
Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Deep in the African Bush there is a mercenary with a contract for 1 million dollars on his head.... just his head... See full synopsis »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Luc Merenda, Donald O'Brien, Percy Hogan
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Lady Dracula uses Dracula's ring to lure beautiful girls to her castle, where she murders them so she can bathe in their blood.

Directors: Luigi Batzella, Joe D'Amato
Stars: Mark Damon, Rosalba Neri, Esmeralda Barros
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

At an institute in Manila, researchers and eco-tourists trade stories about the Mara tribe, who live on a remote island and have an annual festival of rebirth in which some of the tribe ... See full summary »

Directors: Emmanuelle Arsan, Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Annie Belle, Emmanuelle Arsan, Pierre Haudebourg
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Three stories. A solitary sailor falls from his boat and washes ashore on a tropical island. While seeking rescue, he's found by a nearly naked woman who is playful and compliant. He ... See full summary »

Directors: Walerian Borowczyk, Just Jaeckin, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Roland Blanche, Laura Gemser, Catherine Gandois
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

This is one of the more bizarre entries in the Emanuelle series, playing more like a sex-themed giallo. Emanuelle (Lindt) is out to avenge her sister (Gori), who committed suicide after ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: George Eastman, Rosemarie Lindt, Annie Carol Edel
El periscopio (1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Laura Gemser stars in this ridiculos but fun sex comedy. The video release is much more sexually explicit than the theatrical version.

Director: José Ramón Larraz
Stars: Laura Gemser, Bárbara Rey, Mila Stanic
Red Coat (1975)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Fabio Testi, Guido Mannari, Lynne Frederick
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

The son of Torren learns of his heritage, goes to avenge the deaths of his fellow villagers, and rescue his sister/love interest from the evil Dakkar and his spider cult. Ator battles giant... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Sabrina Siani, Ritza Brown
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Sergio Gobbi
Stars: Laura Gemser, Jean-Louis Broust, Gabriele Tinti
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Judas Carmichael
Laura Gemser ...
Eva
Gabriele Tinti ...
Jules Carmichael
Michele Starck ...
Gerri
Ziggy Zanger ...
Candy (as Sigrid Zanger)
Guido Mariotti ...
(as G. Mariotti)
Edit

Storyline

Judas, a wealthy playboy living in Hong Kong, is obsessed with snakes. His apartment is full of them, and he treats them as if they were his children. One night Judas' brother persuades him to accompany him to see a dance act at a nightclub. Judas is astounded to see that the act consists of a beautiful Asian woman who dances nude while holding a python. He is immediately smitten, and winds up hiring her to take care of his snakes while he's away on business. However, things start to take a sinister turn. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

How much snake can one woman take... See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 August 1976 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Black Cobra  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The British video release had cover illustrations from The Hot Girls (1974), Penelope Pulls It Off (1975) and I'm Not Feeling Myself Tonight (1976), but none from the actual film itself. See more »

Connections

Edited into Le déchaînement pervers de Manuela (1983) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mystifying blandness
17 April 2009 | by (America) – See all my reviews

Eva Nera (AKA Black Cobra) is my favorite entry in Joe D'Amato's infamous "Black Emanuelle" series. Also known as "Emanuelle Goes Japanese", this film features no characters named Emanuelle, and doesn't take place in (or in any way allude to) the country of Japan. Other than these minor details, Eva Nera exhibits every other trait of a Black Emanuelle movie, including of course Laura Gemser as the main character, and the ever-present douche-bag Gabriele Tinti lurking somewhere in the cast. And though this movie lacks some of the overt acts of depravity that other Emanuelle flicks are known for, it offers three times that in the form of a more subtle weirdness.

The movie begins with Eva's arrival in Hong Kong. Played by the beautifully boring Laura Gemser, Eva's character is essentially the same as Black Emanuelle: a frigid, vapid, nonchalantly nymphomaniacal bisexual nudist mannequin-like temptress. Unlike Emanuelle, who is a reporter, Eva is a snake dancer. Here we use the term "dancer" loosely to mean standing around naked and arrhythmically flailing your arms while holding a live snake.

As you would expect from Joe D'Amato, the story that follows is totally nondescript and irrational, and mostly serves as a vehicle for him to express his most banal ideas of what constitutes eroticism. The remarkable thing is that, unlike other of his creations, like say Emanuelle and The Last Cannibals, here D'Amato tries to exercise restraint, which results in a bizarre, watered-down version of the typical D'Amato fetishes. Included are the mandatory nudism, lesbianism, morbidness, and the gawking fascination with all things foreign and Exotic that characterizes D'Amato's work, minus the ultra-violent sadism that he's also famous for. Along the way, D'Amato's camera still manages to objectify and diminish every single living and non-living thing it gazes upon, whether it be the bland characters, the city of Hong Kong, those oh-so-dangerous snakes, or deeper aspects of human experience such as love and death.

None of this would stand out much were it not for two key elements that make Eva Nera exceptional: the haunting euro-soundtrack and the mind-blowingly strange performance by Jack Palance, whose character is so freakin' weird it defies description. Highly recommended.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Eva nera (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?