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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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Norman Earl Thomson (uncredited)
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Cast

Cast overview:
James Craig ... Dr. Bragan
Tota Kondo Tota Kondo ... Customs Officer
Lawrence O'Neill Lawrence O'Neill ... American at Airport
Al Ricketts Al Ricketts ... Gas Station Owner
Atsuko Rome Atsuko Rome ... Noriko Hanamura
Edward M. Shannon Edward M. Shannon ... Dr. Shannon
John Stanley John Stanley ... Dr. Stanley
James Yagi 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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Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Venus Flytrap See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiba, Japan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Riffed by the guys from MST3K under the Rifftrax name, Michael J Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dr. Bragan: How in the hell can anybody be so utterly stupid as to build a rocket base on the coast of Florida?
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Featured in Mad Scientist Theatre: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

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Ed Wood Masterpiece(?) unearthed
10 July 2004 | by solaron2001See 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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