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Night of the Cobra Woman (1972)

After being bitten by a cobra in the Philipines, Lena can turn herself into a snake and she stops aging. The curse comes with a price. The priestess Lena must consume cobra venom and vital young men to stay young.

Director:

Andrew Meyer

Writers:

Kerry Magness (story), Andrew Meyer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joy Bang ... Joanna
Marlene Clark ... Lena Aruza
Roger Garrett Roger Garrett ... Stan Duff
Vic Diaz ... Japanese Soldier / Lopé
Rosemarie Gil ... Francisca, Lope's mother
Slash Marks Slash Marks ... Sergeant Merkle
Vic Silayan Vic Silayan ... Dr. Tezon
Robert Rivera Robert Rivera ... Ramon, a young man (as Bert Rivera)
Jimmy Milianios Jimmy Milianios ... Benito
Logan Clarke ... Collins
Andrew Meyer Andrew Meyer ... Weston
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After being bitten by a cobra in the Philipines, Lena can turn herself into a snake and she stops aging. The curse comes with a price. The priestess Lena must consume cobra venom and vital young men to stay young.

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Taglines:

Only the cobra could satisfy her unearthly desires. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Movini's Venom See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD version) (VHS) (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Roger Garrett contracted a poultry infection while acting in this movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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Intermediate grade-B horror film
24 August 2003 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

During World-War II, a nurse is bitten by a cobra in a cave. She survives, and is blessed with eternal life, beauty, and a highly lethal sexual prowess. She cohabitates in the cave with the cobra(which she has named "Movini"), and utilizes its powerful venom for all sorts of surprising practicalities...as a healing agent, fertilizer, nail polish remover, etc.

Flash to modern times(1972)...pretty, young Joy Bang(fetching ingénue of many films of this type during the 70s)is a UNICEF researcher working to develop antivenoms. She hears about the reclusive snake-lady, and naturally goes snooping around her cave. Things heat up when Ms. Bang's pet eagle(!) kills Movini, and her boyfriend becomes the serpentine seductress's new "boy toy"...all hell proceeds to break loose in a rather insouciant and formulaic fashion.

The theatrical poster's image and tagline deceitfully suggested this film to be about a woman in lustful, taboo concupiscence with a large snake. It's not. What it *is*, however, is a sufficiently entertaining low-budgeter which might register as slightly above average due to able performances and higher-than-usual production values for a quickie flick of its particular feather. Despite these minuscule endowments, however, NIGHT OF THE COBRA WOMAN remains a very modest production and a far-from-crucial viewing experience.

5/10


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