Upon graduating from school in Britain, the wealthy Ayre "Mac" McGillvary (Bo Derek) hungers for more education in the art of love! Journeying to Morocco, she meets a handsome sheik, but alas, he falls asleep while seducing her. A hot-blooded matador in Spain does not disappoint, however. Unlocking her deepest desires, her world-class lover gives her a lesson in ecstasy she¹ll never forget.
, directed by Bo Derek's husband John, comes billed as "a masterpiece of erotic adventure" (the original theatrical trailer included on this disc is almost worth the price of the DVD). Derek stars as "Mac," who, after "so many years of being so very, very proper," is determined to lose her maidenhood. After a comically disastrous episode with a sheik, she catches the eye of a matador, but their affair takes a frustrating turn after he suffers an inconvenient accident in the ring. As many observers note throughout the film, Derek just may have been "the most beautiful woman in all the world," and for some, that is enough. The fact that she is clearly more comfortable with her equine costars than she is with the rest of the human cast (including--good Lord--George Kennedy as her chauffeur and confidant) is just another of her endearing charms. But for Derek's less patient fans, Amazon.com presents this timed-out guide to the "good parts," or, to be less PC, the scenes in which the ravishing Ms. Derek appears in various stages of undress: 5:00; 20:57; 59:12; 1:28:36; and 1:38:48. But really, for connoisseurs of bad movies, it's all good, from the curious credits ("Love scenes scored by Elmer Bernstein") to the ludicrous dialogue ("I want ecstasy... right now"). Bolero
may not be a 10
, but as a cinematic debacle of Showgirls
proportions, it is a must-own "20." --Donald Liebenson