"Bite of the Reptile Woman" Movie Poster
POSTERS OF MOVIES THAT NEVER WERE! "Bite of the Reptile Woman" was released in 1957 as the first movie to use "Atomic Scope", the proprietary filming process created by legendary low budget movie production company Atomic Rocket Productions. The Atomic Scope effect was the act of incorporating color imagery into an otherwise black and white movie. For example, in Reptile Woman, we follow the heroine?s scaly green hand as it reaches through an open window, while all other parts of the shot remain black and white. It was eventually revealed that those shots were actually filmed on color film, with the sets and other actors dressed and painted to appear black and white. Since all movie prints, including black and white movies, are struck to color film, it was simple to incorporate these shots into the final product that was distributed to theaters.