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Actors: Raquel Welch, Bob Hope, John Wayne, Tom Jones
Director: V.I.E.W. Video
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2005     0hr 49min

As Seen on TV, this Raquel Welch classic, a larger than life '70s DVD timepiece entitled Raquel!, is a multimillion dollar, song & dance special that was filmed around the world, from the palaces of Paris to ancient pyrami...  more »


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Actors: Raquel Welch, Bob Hope, John Wayne, Tom Jones
Director: V.I.E.W. Video
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Independently Distributed
Studio: VIEW, Inc.
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/06/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1970
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 49min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Raquel! What more needs to be said?
The Raven | Herndon, VA | 07/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a cool little '70s time capsule starring the incredible Raquel Welch. She sings, she dances, she skis, she prances around wearing really nice outfits. Hurry, go get it!"
Unbelievably Great!
Margo Channing | 08/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Seriously--I've seen/bought so many TV specials from starlets--Lynda Carter, Ann-Margret, Lindsay Wagner--and this one is the best by far. No stupid skits, GREAT directing, all modern songs of 1970--no oldtimey stuff--Raquel looks incredible, Tom Jones is at his hunkiest best, and this gal can even sing. This is the hottest TV special ever. You won't be dissappointed, especially if you already love her. I'm not even a huge fan, but am adding this to my collection, nonetheless."
Fantastic 1970 Raquel Welch TV special
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 09/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Originally aired in 1970, this filmed television special captures Raquel Welch at the peak of her stardom. The bulk of the forty-nine minutes are staged song-and-dance numbers shot on location in Paris, Mexico and a ski resort, featuring Welch solo, with dancers, and with guest stars Tom Jones and Bob Hope. John Wayne also appears for a short sketch on a Western back lot set. Welch is radiant throughout, whether wearing high-end fashions or a space-age bikini and boots.

Welch sings hits of the day, including "California Dreaming," "Everybody's Talkin'," "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," "Here Comes the Sun," "Good Morning Starshine," "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In," "The Sounds of Silence," and a rock `n' roll medley with Tom Jones that includes "Rip it Up," "Slippin' and Slidin'," "Lucille," "Tutti Frutti," and "Jenny Jenny." Tom Jones adds a solo version of "I Who Have Nothing." Welch and Hope sing and dramatize "Rocky Raccoon," with the former pulling off a credible imitation of Mae West and the latter hamming it up.

This was a high-budget special with excellent location footage, generous helpings of helicopter shots, extravagant costuming for Welch and the dancers, and A-list guest stars. The choice of middle-of-the-road material and tried-and-tested mainstream guest stars show Welch aiming square at the heart of middle America. Welch's beauty often obscured her talents as a singer, dancer and comedienne, and then-contemporary clips of a British press conference show her to be witty and bright, to boot. This is a superb time capsule of late `60s hippie culture finding a cleaned-up and watered-down place in the mainstream. [©2009 hyperbolium dot com]"