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Bluebeard (1972)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  1 September 1972 (USA)
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A World War I pilot whom everybody envies as a "ladykiller" actually is one - after he beds the women he's after, he murders them.

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Kurt Von Sepper
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The nun
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The singer
Nathalie Delon ...
Erika
Marilù Tolo ...
Brigitt
Karin Schubert ...
Greta
Agostina Belli ...
Caroline
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The prostitute
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Anne
Edward Meeks ...
Sergio
Doka Bukova ...
Rosa
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Greta's Father
Erica Schramm ...
Greta's Mother
Karl-Otto Alberty ...
Von Sepper's Friend (as Karl Otto Alberty)
Kurt Großkurth ...
Von Sepper's Friend (as Kurt Grosskurth)
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Baron von Sepper is an Austrian aristocrat noted for his blue-toned beard, and his appetite for beautiful wives. His latest spouse, an American beauty named Anne, discovers a vault in his castle that's filled with the frozen bodies of several beautiful women. When confronted with this slight oddity, Bluebeard explains to Anne that he found an easier alternative to divorce when he grew bored with his previous wives. In order to avoid being Bluebeard's next frozen bride, Anne must find a way to outwit her murderous hubby. Written by Leo Urbina

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He had a WAY with the world's most beautiful, most seductive, most glamorous women ...he did AWAY with them. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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1 September 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Barba Azul  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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The number of wives that Baron Von Sepper (Richard Burton) had had murdered was six which is the same number of wives that Henry VIII had married. See more »

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A Eurosleaze Classic
10 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was basically awesome: consistently statuesque women, exquisite castles, campy acting, ridiculous script, plenty of nudity, six murders, Richard Burton, and a pervasive, Euro-style charm that made even the sleaziest moments really fun and laughable. We ended up getting this as a Sybil Danning/Raquel Welch fan, and were really blown over by the film's consistent campiness and general Eurosleaze greatness. As far as Eurotrash goes, "Bluebeard" is double platinum. This was a really big budget production, and a lot of money went into the art direction. That said, expect great looking costumes and sets, which often rival the women as overall cinematic eye candy. I have to mention the ladies again, because they are stunning. Listen to this cast: Raquel Welch, Sybil Danning, Joey Heatherton, Virna Lisi, Nathalie Delon, Karin Schubert...."Bluebeard" plays out like a virtual "Whos Who" of A-list 1970's bombshells. Anyway, the script is ludicrous and silly, as is Joey Heatherton's performance as the female lead, but Richard Burton does a terrific job holding everything together. Raquel Welch plays one of the murdered wives, (and a nun to boot), and she's in the film for about 10-min. Sybil Danning plays a prostitute, and she has a pretty dank lesbian scene, but her screen time is similarly brief. The film's mystery elements are pretty predictable, but the whole affair is campy and attractive enough for it not to matter much. It is a bit long, and there is a tasteless hunting scene where a range of animals are shot, but I can't discount how fun most of this was. A Eurosleaze classic. ---|--- Reviews by Flak Magnet


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