A Hong Kong/Filipino
co-production inspired by the Indonesian Snake Woman film (e.g.,
SNAKE WOMAN) but much wilder and even more bizarre. Here, serpent
woman Manda is bent on revenge against the people of a village who had
violently killed her parents. She survives their retaliation after falling
from a cliff. Manda is rescued by her grandmother Bruka - a witch with
the head of an old woman and the body of a snake - and she now lives in
a jungle cave with her vicious minions (consisting of snakes, walking
trees, stone monsters, fighting midgets, and a batman). Manda still conducts
her vengeance campaign but she also helps Bruka kidnap young virgins for
the 'ultimate human sacrifice.' One of the captured girls is the daughter
of a rich villager who hires a down-on-his-luck kung fu master to rescue
Gil was a popular Filipino actress, starring in 200+ movies between 1958-2004,
when she retired. Her filmography covers a wide variety of projects, ranging
from over-the-top exploitation [like this film] to more refined dramas.
In the Philippines, she is best known for Burlesk Queen (1977)
and Shake Rattle & Roll (1991). Mis Gil married co-star Eddie
Mesa after working together in 1959's Aawitan Kita (Let's Dance).
He was called the "Elvis Presley of the Philippines"
and enjoyed huge popularity throughout the '60 and '70s. Today, Eddie
Mesa is a born-again Christian preacher and Ms Gil often accompanies him
on tour [probably without any mention of this movie].
Kong/Filipino production with English and Chinese subtitles; fullscreen
format (4:3), uncut (97 minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD
FORMAT; extras include original theatrical trailer.
Violence/Nudity/Sexual Brutality/Drugs/Extreme Weirdness
Recommended For Adult Audiences