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SFX - - Reviews - Ian Berriman

RE­LEASED OUT NOW! 1973 | 15 | Blu-ray & DVD (dual for­mat) A throw­back to ’50s hokum like The Al­li­ga­tor Peo­ple, this ser­pen­tine shocker sees a sci­en­tist giv­ing Dirk Bene­dict in­jec­tions that turn him into a snake/hu­man hy­brid.

Planet Of The Apes vet­eran John Cham­bers’s make-up is de­cent, and the blend­ing of hor­ror with ed­u­ca­tional facts, dis­plays of co­bra-wran­gling and high-flown di­a­logue is amus­ingly idio­syn­cratic. But the fi­nal trans­for­ma­tion is dis­ap­point­ingly hiss-wor­thy.

Ex­tras Two cast in­ter­views; a poster.

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