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PostSubject: The species of SNAKES in the movie   Thu 12 Jun - 6:24

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Conan takes time out from the thieving and the plo chops to take on Sith Lord Thulsa Doom, leader of a snake cult, who himself can change into a snake.

So of course our man Thulsa has a few snakes around the premises, including a big fake python with improbable fangs.

Real snakes used in the movie were almost all Boa Constrictors (Boa constrictor), though I spotted at least one Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus).

I couldn’t get a good look at the snake used as an arrow; my best guess is that it was a Gray Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta spiloides).

That gives Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age a decidedly New World bent.

Where are the Toltecs? I bet Conan would have some fun with Toltecs. Being crucified on the Tree of Woe has nothing on having your beating heart cut out.
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PostSubject: Re: The species of SNAKES in the movie   Thu 12 Jun - 6:47

Boa constrictor -















This is the species of snakes that the Princess and Rexor holds in ritual gestures.





And is also the species Thulsa Doom transforms into.



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PostSubject: Re: The species of SNAKES in the movie   Thu 12 Jun - 6:48

Eunectes notaeus -







It's the snake that is in the fountain of the Mountain of power, where Conan is tortured.



Look at up, left.



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PostSubject: Re: The species of SNAKES in the movie   Thu 12 Jun - 6:49

Elaphe obsoleta spiloides -











The arrow-snake.

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PostSubject: Re: The species of SNAKES in the movie   Thu 28 Jul - 1:02

Actually, a true arrow snake would be scientifically named "Psammophis lineolatus." ;-)
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PostSubject: Postscript   Thu 28 Jul - 22:02

The snake that James Earl Jones (Thulsa Doom) changed into looked more like an animatronic version of a half-grown reticulated python.
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