OK, movie buffs! Have you seen the classic film where Richard Burton, when not sitting with a crow on his shoulder, seduces the world’s most beautiful women? And then FREEZES THEM?
Intrigued? I thought so! Time to introduce you to Bluebeard, a 1972 thriller starring Richard Burton, Raquel Welch and sex kitten Joey Heatherton.Bluebeard is a perfect example of the 70’s genre of film known as “euro-sleaze”, cheap films filmed in Eastern Europe full of nudity, sex and violence.
In case you need this information, here is the plot: A World War I pilot, who everyone envies as a “ladykiller”, actually IS one – because after he beds and marries a beautiful woman, he murders them – and keeps them in a freezer!The film is based on the classic story of “Bluebeard” by Charles Perrault – the story of a wealthy aristocrat (Burton) who has murdered several previous wives, like the beautiful Joey Heatherton. And yes, he seduces the sexy Nun Raquel Welch and kills her too!
Yes, Raquel Welch was a nun in this film. But know this: even though she was top billed after Richard Burton, Raquel Welch only has eight minutes of screen time in this two hour long film – don’t be surprised, euro-sleaze was shoddy in every way. So, of course, these films were loaded with sex, violence and back rubs!Check out the trailer and enjoy some classic euro-sleaze today: