Raquel Welch Collection

Raquel Welch Collection

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Hidden in subliminal fashion on the cover of this wonderful 5 DVD boxed set of Raquel Welch films are the words "Sex Goddess," which says something about Hollywood marketing years after the studios cashed in on Welch's features more than her abilities, abilities which are substantial. Combining her motion pictures from 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970 and 1976 makes for a smart… See more details below

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Hidden in subliminal fashion on the cover of this wonderful 5 DVD boxed set of Raquel Welch films are the words "Sex Goddess," which says something about Hollywood marketing years after the studios cashed in on Welch's features more than her abilities, abilities which are substantial. Combining her motion pictures from 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970 and 1976 makes for a smart overview of the talented actress's earlier years and gives much insight into the the craft of one of the world's biggest movie stars during the time each picture was released. Her One Million Years B.C. poster may have sold more than Ray Harryhausen's dinosaurs, but his special effects are what gave the Hammer film its credibility, and they are more fun for some of us than the creatures who stomped in and on Jurassic Park. 1967's Fathom is colorful, but missed the mark, her talents underutilized again and leaving the star in need of a meatier role. It came quickly with 1968's Bandolero!. Bandolero! sports a great cast tucked inside a great big-screen Gunsmoke-style epic, director Andrew V. McLaglen having worked on many a Gunsmoke episode. If you are familiar with the TV show but not with McLaglen's work, you'll feel the Gunsmoke aura as it pervades a lost Western epic drenched in Spaghetti Western blood. Welch draws upon her Bolivian heritage and pulls out a terrific performance 19 years before her critically acclaimed work in Right To Die, something, obviously, lost in the equation. Myra Breckinridge is the anomaly here, Gore Vidal's brilliant novel about a sex change obsessed with all aspect of films and filmmaking is almost totally destroyed by Michael Sarne's awful direction. Superb acting from Mae West, John Houston, Welch and poor Roger Herren, who disappeared from Hollywood after being sodomized by Raquel in this film (talk about art reflecting life; the actor vanished from movies in much the same way his character was fated for doom) are wasted because of Sarne's selfish extravagance. Rex Reed is totally out of place as Raquel Welch's male personality and because the film didn't initially catch on (even now it is just a cult classic) few people realized that John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas wrote the theme song. It has become a camp piece of pop culture, but - like Roger Herren - deserved a much better result. Mother, Jugs & Speed is even more outrageous in its abuse of acting talent, as if pre-conceived notions of what films should have been in the day overshadowed what could have developed; the potential one saw on paper. Only Bandolero! totally succeeds because it gets right down to business being exactly what it is supposed to be. Though not the film with the most to offer it provides evidence that given the right script Welch could have made One Million Years B.C., Fathom, Myra Breckinridge, and Mother, Jugs and Speed more compelling than they are. All five trailers plus the trailer to Fantastic Voyage (sadly, missing from this 5 DVD boxed set) show up in the "Raquel Welch Theater" of trailers as a bonus feature on Mother, Jugs and Speed.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2004
UPC:
0024543114925
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
8:08:00
Sales rank:
16,052

Special Features

One Million Years B.C.:; Theatrical Trailer; Restoration Comparison; "Fox Flix"; ; Bandolero!:; Trailer; Spanish Trailer; "Raquel Welch Theater" (15 Minutes); ; Myra Breckinridge:; Audio Commentary with Director Michael Same; Audio Commentary with Star Raquel Welch; "Backstory: Myra Breckenridge" featurette; Teaser trailer; Theatrical trailers; TV Spot; "Raquel Welch Theater" (15 Minutes); ; Mother Juggs and Speed:; Teaser trailer ; Theatrical trailer; Spanish trailer; TV Spot; "Raquel Welch Theater" (15 Minutes) ; ; Fathom:; Original Theatrical Trailer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- One Million Years B.C.
1. A Story of Long Ago (Main Titles) [4:34]
2. The Rock Tribe [5:38]
3. Home From the Hunt [2:42]
4. Father Against Son [1:55]
5. The Dinosaur [:55]
6. A New World [2:12]
7. Lost [5:00]
8. Found [3:34]
9. The New Chief [3:07]
10. The Shell People [3:18]
11. Tumak the Hero [5:48]
12. Banished [4:45]
13. Tumak's Woman [:07]
14. The Ape Men [4:31]
15. Battle of the Giants [2:22]
16. Against the Tribe [1:36]
17. Loana Vs. Nupondi [1:54]
18. New Ways of Life [5:25]
19. Carried Off [4:45]
20. Help From the Shell People [:04]
21. War [2:39]
22. The Earthquake [3:32]
23. A New Tribe [3:19]
24. End Credits [4:47]
Side #2 -- Myra Breckinridge
1. The Operation [3:57]
2. Main Titles [3:06]
3. The New Woman [1:16]
4. Uncle Buck [6:55]
5. The New Teacher [1:04]
6. The Curriculum [3:34]
7. Commissary Conversation [3:50]
8. Leticia Van Allen [3:09]
9. It's Only Natural [4:44]
10. California Sweetheart [1:24]
11. Unwholesome Teaching [2:58]
12. Fellini's Friend [2:36]
13. Married in Mexico [2:34]
14. A Bad Back [:53]
15. Party Time [3:19]
16. Leticia's Visit [2:22]
17. Judge Cannon [1:39]
18. You Gotta Taste All the Fruit [2:40]
19. Hard to Handle [2:35]
20. The Old Cowboys [2:11]
21. Rusty's Exam [2:06]
22. The Finishing Touch [2:36]
23. The Seduction of Mary Ann [:35]
24. No Death Certificate [6:59]
25. The Moment of Truth [:07]
26. If You Were a Man [5:16]
27. Where Are My...? [3:28]
28. End Titles [:40]
Side #3 -- Myra Breckinridge [Theatrical Version]
1. The Operation [3:57]
2. Main Titles [3:06]
3. The New Woman [1:16]
4. Uncle Buck [6:55]
5. The New Teacher [1:04]
6. The Curriculum [3:34]
7. Commissary Conversation [3:50]
8. Leticia Van Allen [3:09]
9. It's Only Natural [4:44]
10. California Sweetheart [1:24]
11. Unwholesome Teaching [2:58]
12. Fellini's Friend [2:36]
13. Married in Mexico [2:34]
14. A Bad Back [:53]
15. Party Time [3:19]
16. Leticia's Visit [2:22]
17. Judge Cannon [1:39]
18. You Gotta Taste All the Fruit [2:40]
19. Hard to Handle [2:35]
20. The Old Cowboys [2:11]
21. Rusty's Exam [2:06]
22. The Finishing Touch [2:36]
23. The Seduction of Mary Ann [:35]
24. No Death Certificate [6:59]
25. The Moment of Truth [:07]
26. If You Were a Man [5:16]
27. Where Are My...? [3:28]
28. End Titles [:40]
Side #4 -- Mother, Jugs & Speed
1. A Chance to Make a Buck [2:14]
2. Main Titles [2:16]
3. The Lady Wrestler [1:37]
4. Officially Alive [2:37]
5. Code 3 [1:54]
6. That's Our Stiff [1:22]
7. Helen's Wild Ride [1:56]
8. Nuns on the Run [2:23]
9. Another Day at F + B [1:37]
10. The Ex-Cop [5:19]
11. Mother & the Boys [2:15]
12. The Late Mr. Klein [:51]
13. The Outsider [2:43]
14. A Drink With Jugs [2:44]
15. A Problem With Murdoch [2:46]
16. Peanut Butter & Mayo [2:32]
17. Leroy's Last Job [1:19]
18. Nine Bodies [2:14]
19. Doubling Up [3:33]
20. A Woman Driver [5:14]
21. No Misunderstandings [1:47]
22. The Golf Course [1:55]
23. The New Driver [6:16]
24. Jugs' Big Chance [2:44]
25. Special Delivery [3:47]
26. As Good as It Gets [2:02]
27. The Hearing [:55]
28. Code 3 at F + B [3:49]
29. Bang Bang [4:57]
30. The New Company [2:37]
31. Partners [:52]
32. End Titles [4:22]
Side #5 -- Bandolero!
1. Violence in Val Verde [5:21]
2. Main Titles [1:55]
3. San Antonio [:52]
4. The Hangman [1:50]
5. The New Hangman [4:23]
6. A Rich Woman [1:47]
7. The Widow & the Hangman [4:47]
8. Maria's Friend [:22]
9. Hanging Day [1:55]
10. Escape [2:03]
11. The Hangman's Withdrawal [1:38]
12. Ambush [1:33]
13. Brothers [3:41]
14. Bandit Country [3:19]
15. A Lady Among Outlaws [:10]
16. Bandoleros [3:45]
17. To Tell the Truth [3:47]
18. A Perfect Pair [2:18]
19. Ghost Town [4:44]
20. Sons of a Farmer [1:12]
21. Just a Feeling [2:43]
22. It's Over [2:59]
23. July's Proposal [1:04]
24. Where's the Money? [1:06]
25. Bandolero Battle [1:13]
26. Maria's Hero [6:33]
27. It Almost Worked [:38]
28. End Titles [2:02]
Side #6 -- Fathom
1. Main Titles [:13]
2. A Perfect Dive [2:44]
3. The Men From H.A.D.E.S. [4:48]
4. The Fire Dragon [2:22]
5. A Bee in Her Bonnet [1:00]
6. Merriweather's Guest [2:44]
7. Reluctant Allies [2:12]
8. Casa Miguel [1:08]
9. An Interceptual Message [5:40]
10. The Bait [1:22]
11. Serapkin [1:36]
12. Fire Down Below [1:29]
13. Speedboat Scramble [3:09]
14. Merriweather's Trap [:44]
15. On the Run [1:44]
16. The Bull [5:18]
17. A Strange Story [2:04]
18. In a Crunch [4:34]
19. Dealing With Serapkin [:21]
20. Mike's Camera [1:28]
21. Fatal Mistake [3:14]
22. Twisted Truth [2:27]
23. Extra Baggage [:25]
24. Surrounded by Men [2:39]
25. The Name of the Game [:29]
26. Getting Out of Spain [2:21]
27. Three for Ankara [4:41]
28. A Flying Lesson [:31]
29. Death in the Air [1:54]
30. Fathom Flies Alone [4:22]
31. A Wish Come True [:27]
32. End Titles [4:35]

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