Black Cobra Woman / Eva nera (1976)

2.0 out of 5

A snake collector named Judas played by Jack Palance gets lucky when he meets Eva, an exotic snake dancer played by Laura Gemser, as she is the ideal woman to babysit his snakes while he takes mini break.

Directed by Joe D'Amato in essence Eva nera is exotica erotica of the Emmanuelle type featuring lots of nudity and mostly lesbian sexual activity held together with dialogue about snakes, some travelogue footage of Hong Kong as the tribadism obsessed Eva dances around with pythons and so on draped over herself and occasionally reminisces and comes over all Freud about her childhood encounters with serpents.

Some scenes in the film may upset those with an aversion to animal violence as a snake is shown constricting and digesting a mouse and in a clever juxtaposition that serves to emphasize the natural order of the food chain we witness a snake being skinned, stir fried in a wok and consumed by D'Amato's muse Gemser and her latest squeeze.

Silly snaky fun from Harry Alan Towers.

Maurizio Merli header graphic courtesy of Paddy O'Neill of Foxyfide Graphics