|The Revenge of Doctor X|
|Riffers||Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett|
|Date Released||August 21, 2012|
Venus Flytrap (filmed 1966, released 1970) is an American horror film shot partly in Japan. The plot features a mad scientist who uses thunder and lightning to turn carnivorous plants into man-eating creatures. It is known variously as Body of the Prey, The Revenge of Doctor X (American video title), and The Revenge of Dr. X (American video box title). Although the film is based on a 1950s screenplay by Ed Wood, he remained uncredited. Confusingly, the American video release erroneously features the major credits for 1969 Philippines production The Mad Doctor of Blood Island. RiffTrax released their riff in August 2012.
Description and PreviewEditDr. Bragan (James Craig) is a NASA mathematician working on a mission to outer space. The stress of the mission causes him to have a mental breakdown, so his assistant, Dr. Paul Nakamura (Yagi), suggests he takes a vacation in Japan to recuperate.
In Japan, Dr. Bragan stays at a hotel with his beautiful assistant, Dr. Hanamura (Kami), to begin experiments on a plant he brought from America. The plant is a Venus Flytrap, and the scientist crosses it with a Japanese carnivorous plant to create a creature that is almost human.
Cast and CrewEdit
- James Craig as Dr. Bragan
- Tota Kondo as Customs Officer
- Lawrence O'Neill as Airport American
- Al Ricketts as Gas Station Owner
- Atsuko Rome as Noriko Hanamura
- Edward M. Shannon as Dr. Shannon
- John Stanley as Dr. Stanley
- James Yagi as Dr. Paul Nakamura
- The original title, Venus Fly Trap, makes sense, this retitle does not. There is no Dr X or revenge and the credits at the beginning are for a different film (one of the Blood Island films by John Ashley and Eddie Romero) because it was bundled in a double feature at one point.
- A home video company found this, unfinished, in a box of film reels. They made up a title, shoved it out on VHS and then destroyed the original reel.
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