Black Cobra Woman (1976)
aka Emmanuelle And The Deadly Black Cobra
aka Eva Nera
Genre: Drama | Erotic
Country: Italy | Director: Joe D’Amato
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 97mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×692 – 23.976fps – 4.69gb
Audio 2: Commentary by Writer Mirek Lipinski
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.
Quite simply a cinematic treasure that will never get the exposure it so richly deserves. Jack Palance gives quite simply his best ever performance by a country mile in the role of Judas. Palance breathes an awkward and devilishly creepy life into the snake obsessed sleaze Judas. His own fabulous performance crackles magically against Gabriele Tinti’s Jules, his jealous and treacherous, even creepier, sociopathic brother. The film is intended as soft porn but works wonderfully as comedy. It works woefully on just about any level. The superb score by Umiliani adds essential 70s style and character. The whole film centers around the brothers attempt to gain the affections of bisexual snake dancer Eva, played by the painfully skinny real life wife of Gabriele Tinti, Laura Gemser. The film is filled with magical dialogue, always involving Jack Palance. His spine twitchingly awkward seduction scenes with Gemser, and his subliminally hate filled smarm drenched chats with Jules are truly worthy of legendary status. Fast forward through the attempts at porn, except the scene with the prematurely ejaculating Japanese businessman. In short cheesier than a cheese puff factory, and as amusing and entertaining as cinema gets.