Bluebeard is high camp. Richard Burton portrays title role in a modernized version of the legendary character who had a way with women - doing them in - and in dignified tread saunters through a whole phantasmagoria of murders and a veritable shower of bare bosoms to a finale which shows why he was that way, poor guy.
Bluebeard is high camp. Richard Burton portrays title role in a modernized version of the legendary character who had a way with women – doing them in – and in dignified tread saunters through a whole phantasmagoria of murders and a veritable shower of bare bosoms to a finale which shows why he was that way, poor guy.
Joey Heatherton is the principal protagonist, who discovers all his victims in a huge refrigerator-room and who, as a result of her discovery, is to be his next victim. To her, he relates in flashback form the fate of his other wives.
One of the most entertaining sequences focuses on Nathalie Delon, who after getting nowhere with Burton in bed prevails upon a prostitute (Sybil Danning) to instruct her in the art of seduction. Lesson ends with her learning the total ways of lesbianism and Burton drops a pointed chandelier on them.
Vulcano. Director Edward Dmytryk; Producer Alexander Salkind; Screenplay Ennio De Concini, Edward Dmytryk, Maria Pia Fusco; Camera Gabor Pogany; Editor Jean Ravel; Music Ennio Morricone; Art Director Tomas Vayer
(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1972. Running time: 123 MIN.
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