“Blue Rita”, a celebrated stripper and night club owner, also works for several crime syndicates and secret service agencies on the side. In the attempt to secure some information for her bosses, she kidnaps several suspected agents and tortures them sexually in the attempt to find out what they know. But when she kidnaps a more resourceful agent, Blue Rita gets more than she bargained for… —Eccentric Cinema.
He was only 6 years old when he started composing music under the protection of his brother Enrique. After the Spanish Civil War, he was able to continue his studies at the Real Conservatorio de Madrid, where he finished piano and harmony. Being a Bachelor of Law and a easy-read novel writer (under the pseudonym David Khume), he signed on to enter the Instituto de Investigaciones y Experiencias Cinematográicas (IIEC), where he was only for two years, while he worked simultaneously as a director and theatre actor. Later, he went to Paris to study directing techniques at the I.D.H.E.C. (University of Sorbonne), where he used to go into seclusion during hours to watch films at the film archive. Back to Spain, he started his huge cinematographic work as a composer, with Cómicos (1954) and El hombre que viajaba despacito (1957), and later worked as an assistant director to Juan Antonio Bardem, León Klimovsky, Luis Saslavsky, Julio Bracho, Fernando Soler and Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent… read more
Ridiculous. Cheaply made. Tacky. But I loved it. Its legitimately sexy and the plastic/Smarties bright colour/fish tank aesthetic is memorable. It's the kind of schlocky film that I wish existed more - enjoyable, and for all its shortcomings, distinct in its look and actually improved by these aspects. It helps I've seen a few Franco films so far, but its definitely a podium above so many of these sexploitation films that are bland. The English dub makes it funnier.
When you don't have much money to spend for a movie, you just have two solutions: shoot a talkative movie with a lot of close-ups (this technique is called the French Way) or, like Jess Franco, try to arouse the audience's imagination with beautiful nude girls. BLUE RITA is also a spy thriller with unbearable torture scenes, I'm referring here to the chastisement of Janosch whose body is partially coated with a green (note the color) aphrodisiac or the punishment of Gina, forced to spend the night with a horny dead man upon her. Gasp. A DVD zone curious ones.