Thanks to the Agressions Animales: Animaux tuers an cinéma website (an excellent resource, I might add) — and of course, Kaiju Search-Robot Avery — I’ve just learnt of the existence of a Hong Kong film from 1988 that features a very big snake indeed. We’re not talking Anaconda here, nor Boa, Python and all those SciFi Channel and assorted Thai wannabes. This is real daikaiju material, at least from the screenshots.
Daai se wong [aka Thunder of Gigantic Serpent; Terror Serpent] (HK-1988; dir. Godfrey Ho)
And here are a couple that are not very good quality, but they give a nice sense of scale:
In case you were wondering if it had a plot, here’s a description of it from the Internet Movie Database:
A secret formula that can cause plants and animals to expand a thousand-fold in size is stolen by a terrorist group. During a wild chase and shoot-out, the formula is lost. It’s found by a little girl who accidentally gives the formula to her pet snake. After the snake grows to an immense size, it follows and protects her. When the terrorists go after the girl, the snake begins destroying everything in its path.
Where can I get a copy!!!?