Russ Meyer's Blacksnake
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Russ Meyer's Blacksnake
Cult director Russ Meyer's biggest financial flop is also one of his best-looking films, a gorgeously photographed wallow in pre-Mandingo plantation sleaze lensed by Arthur J. Ornitz. Set in 1835, the film concerns Charles Walker (David Warbeck), who travels to San Cristobal Island in the British West Indies to search for his missing brother Jonathan. Posing as a bookkeeper, Charles arrives at Blackmoor Plantation, an illegal slavery operation viciously run by the whip-wielding Lady Susan Walker (Anouska Hempel), Jonathan's one-time wife. The usual crucifixions, whippings and… More