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The Woman Eater

George Coulouris  Actor Robert MacKenzie  Actor Vera Day  Actor Norman Claridge  Actor Marpessa Dawn  Actor Jimmy Vaughan  Actor

MPAA Rating: NR
Contains:Violence,Questionable for Children

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The Woman Eater

UPC: 014381817225

Studio: Image Entertainment

MPAA Rating: NR   Contains:[Violence, Questionable for Children]

Summary: Dr. James Moran (George Coulouris) is a scientist whose goals are beyond the pale of established medical science. While on an expedition to a remote part of the Amazon jungles, he encounters a huge plant being worshipped by a mysterious race descended from the Incas -- a plant that feeds off of women, devouring them almost like a giant Venus flytrap, and which also generates a fluid that can bring the dead back to life. Five years later, Moran has moved the plant into a laboratory in his basement, complete with a member of the tribe of worshipers who is capable of caring for it, and begins to experiment with it -- but he must find women to feed to it. Moran believes that using his scientific approach, the plant's sap will not only reanimate the dead, but could give its recipients immortality. He proceeds with his experiments despite the inquiries of the police, who are investigating the disappearances of several young women. He adds to the inevitable complications of his deceit when he brings in a pretty local girl (Vera Day) to assist his middle-aged housekeeper (Joyce Gregg), evoking deep and ultimately murderous jealousy from the older woman, who loves the doctor and also hasn't a clue as to what he's been up to in the basement laboratory, which is always locked. He's forced to kill her, and she becomes the object of his first serum experiment -- but she returns to life as a mindless zombie, and Moran realizes that all of his work, and the murders he's committed, have been for nothing. He recognizes that he has a monstrosity in his home, but it's still protected by that tribesman, who cares about nothing except the good of the plant. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

Category: Horror

Features: [None specified]

The Woman Eater

Format: DVD

Release Date: 05/09/2000

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 Vistavision

Audio: DD1 Dolby Digital Mono

Runtime: 71 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Side #1
0. Chapter Index
1. Main Title; The Explorer's Club [2:55]
2. Human Sacrifice [4:43]
3. England: Five Years Later [6:42]
4. A Missing Girl [3:24]
5. The Fun Fair [3:40]
6. Looking for Work [7:09]
7. The Investigation [5:54]
8. Something Wicked [8:03]
9. Turning Death into Life [2:03]
10. A Reasonable Offer [4:57]
11. A Woman Scorned [4:35]
12. "Come and Get It" [3:51]
13. Some Interesting News [2:01]
14. Searching for Sally [4:02]
15. Dead Alive [5:54]
16. End Credits [:34]

Bruce Eder

One can only ponder with trepidation the thoughts that went through George Coulouris's mind as he pondered the script of The Woman Eater. Did he think, "From Citizen Kane to this!"? Or was it just another acting job, and a starring role at that, with decent money for about a week's work? Probably the latter, as he was getting a decent amount of work in major movies, and at the time The Woman Eater didn't seem so bad -- horror movies had a level of respectability in England that they lacked in America, and there was plenty of acting to do in the film -- or, at least, a chance to ham it up. In many ways, Coulouris paved the way for serious performers like Michael Gough to achieve stardom in various UK horror productions. And as a movie, The Woman Eater at least had a fairly novel concept -- it was a year in front of the somewhat similiarly plotted (but horrendously executed) Leech Woman from Universal, and it did offer some interesting performers in a plot that was to become much too familiar in the years to follow (most recently emulated in an installment of the series The Lost World). ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Guido Coen  Producer 
Brandon Fleming  Screenwriter 
Edwin T. Astley  Composer (Music Score) 
Charles Saunders  Director 
George Coulouris  Actor 
Robert MacKenzie  Actor 
Vera Day  Actor 
Norman Claridge  Actor 
Marpessa Dawn  Actor 
Jimmy Vaughan  Actor 
Harry Ross  Actor 
Peter Wayn  Actor 
Alexander Field  Actor 
Joy Webster  Actor 
John A. Tinn  Actor 
Roger Avon  Actor 
Johnny Grant  Actor 
Maxwell Foster  Actor 

Country: UK