You call that a Giant Snake? THIS is a Giant Snake!

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)

Gigantic Serpent 1

Giagantic Serpent 2

Gigantic Serpent 3

Gigantic Serpent 4

And here are a couple that are not very good quality, but they give a nice sense of scale:

Daa se wong 3

Daai se wong 1

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!!!?

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4 Responses to You call that a Giant Snake? THIS is a Giant Snake!

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  2. Avery says:

    WOW!!Yeah,exactly what he said!! Hopefully an American distributor will pick this fantastic little film up.There are so many kaiju fans that would love to have an English friendly, fully restored dvd of it.Maybe,we’ll get to see one,hopefully,sooner than later.

  3. Backbrain says:

    I’ve bought a copy off someone on an eBay copycat site, though I haven’t received it yet. The copy is likely to be dubbed and transferred off VHS, so the quality won’t be brilliant. Still, it didn’t cost much and I’d love to see the film. I’ll let you know when it arrives.

    There’s a rather lengthy comment above yours, Avery… in German. My German isn’t good enough to decipher it, but I suspect it might be some sort of spam… Anyone read German?

  4. axl rose says:

    hmmmmmmmmmmm…. not funny at all… imnot interested of tht silly image snake…

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