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Venus Flytrap (1970)

Body of the Prey (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A mad scientist uses thunder and lightning to turn carnivorous plants into man-eating creatures.

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Dr. Bragan
Tota Kondo ...
Customs Officer
Lawrence O'Neill ...
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Al Ricketts ...
Gas Station Owner
Atsuko Rome ...
Noriko Hanamura
Edward M. Shannon ...
Dr. Shannon
John Stanley ...
Dr. Stanley
James Yagi ...
Dr. Paul Nakamura
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A mad scientist uses thunder and lightning to turn carnivorous plants into man-eating creatures.

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The credits on the version of this movie which exists today are actually for the movie Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968) and bear no relation to this film. This comes from when they were originally intended to be released as a double feature. See more »

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While on the mountain in Japan, a coyote is heard howling. Coyotes are only found in the Americas. See more »

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Dr. Bragan: My mind is not working, there's so many things!
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Ed Wood Masterpiece(?) unearthed
10 July 2004 | by (Hemet California, USA) – See all my reviews

"INSECTAVORUS!! YOUR FATHER IS THE LIGHTNING!", exclaims over-the-hill matinée idol James Craig, as his floppy Venus Flytrap man is brought to life in this American/Japanese co- production. Edward D. Wood Jr.'s insane screenplay emerges, for all who may chance to view this opus, as one of his grandest achievements. Nobody else on Earth could have hatched this masterpiece of delirious illogic and absurd cinematic devices.

This film exists only in bootlegged form as far as I know, and may be found under the title "Revenge of Dr. X" - with credits which have nothing to do with the feature of record. The direction will not disappoint Ed Wood aficionados - he might easily have directed this himself, though the Japanese section reveals a bit more in the way of technical resources than Wood was ever allowed. There is an extended underwater photography sequence featuring traditionally topless female pearl-divers.

Ed Wood originally listed this screenplay on his resume as "Venus Flytrap" (Japan), the title "Double Garden" can only be interpreted as a translation from the Japanese release (if any) - it has a sort of zen sensibility. If you can help it - DON'T MISS IT!!


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