How can you refuse a movie that offers Raquel Welch as a sexy NUN?
Oh, and what if ALL of the actresses in the film end up FROZEN!????
Yes, It’s “Euro-Sleaze” At Its Finest!
Welcome to one of Europe’s sleaziest films – a classic bit of “euro sleaze” from the 70’s – the wild wild world of “Bluebeard” – starring Richard Burton!
Time to introduce you to “Bluebeard”, a wildly misguided 1972 erotic thriller starring Richard Burton, Raquel Welch, Joey Heatherton and Sybil Danning. It was filmed in Budapest, Hungary and directed by Edward Dmytryk.
“Bluebeard” is a perfect example of the 70’s genre of film known as “euro-sleaze”, cheap movies filmed in eastern Europe – and full of nudity, sex and violence. The casts were “multi-national” to broaden their appeal, and the film is also stocked with young starlets of that time – like Joey Heatherton!
Richard Burton was certainly slumming for a paycheck, although the idea of the film is interesting. It’s the “true” story of a man who did indeed have a “bluebeard”, and murdered his many wives for their money!
And Raquel Welch Was, Indeed, “The Nun!”
WHAT?!?!?!?! Yes, it just keeps getting more bizarre, as “Bluebeard” stars Raquel Welch playing the world’s sexiest Nun!
This is the kind of “so bad its good” film that has been saved for future generations, thanks to great home video companies who remaster these movies so film buffs can see just how wild the 70’s were for film!
Here is the trailer:
As he kills his wives, they are all in various stages of undress as well:
And now, Director Anna Biller is going to do an “empowered female” take on the story!
Biller’s latest movie was the terrific erotic thriller “The Love Witch”, her take on 60’s movies through the filter of 1950’s Douglas Sirk films.
Here’s what Richard Brody of The New Yorker said about “The Love Witch”:
“Biller puts genre to the test of do-it-yourself artistry, and puts feminist ideology itself to the test of style. The film pulsates with furious creative energy throughout, sparking excitement and giddy amazement that it even exists.”
“The Love Witch” was on many “best films of 2016” lists, including The New Yorker and Indiewire.
I wrote about this terrific film, and you can see more about it here:
Bravo to filmmaker Anna Biller, can’t wait to see her take on “Bluebeard!”
And for fans of really bad 70’s movies with lots of sex, violence and plodding pacing – check out “Bluebeard!”