It’s said that Celso Ad Castillo’s Snake Sisters (1984) was banned for 15 years in the Philippines after playing a few days. Topless girls, rape, a masturbatory scene which has since been deleted and violence had made this raw movie a cult favourite. Stephen Tan reviews.

A 2005 report stated that among the controversial scenes in Celso Ad Castillo’s Snake Sisters (1984) was the masturbation sequence by then new actress Myra Manibog who was introduced in the movie. It’s said that Snake Sisters was banned for 15 years after showing for a few days. When the film was re-submiited to the Philippine censors, it was reported that Castillo had omitted this scene so as not to offend anybody. [Apparently this scene is now lost as it does not appear on this DVD.]

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