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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I`ll admit it has been some time since I saw this film , but remember most of it. I enjoy Woody Allen`s earlier works before he tried to become a social commentator, and just took the 'p' out of everything. Gene Wilder`s 'sheep' scenes still make me want to laugh and also cringe at he same time. The last episode about the guy on the first date (often referred to as the sperm sketch) is amongst Allens finest work. Ive even laughed at it when played on the radio, so it doesnt rely on visual gags, although there are several, and I`d put this amongst my favourite pieces of comic writing, vying with 'Michaelangelo and The Pope sketch about the Last Supper' for the top spot.
Enjoy, I forgot to check what rating it is, but I`d probably feel happy watching with my teenage kids (even if just to see them get uncomfortable) and if you recognise yourself in any of the scenes, I know a good counsellor.
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TOP 50 REVIEWERon 12 March 2012
I had put off watching this film for a while because the box didn't look all that exciting, but the film is very entertaining. All the vignettes range between brilliantly funny and highly imaginative, with the two often not coinciding, at their zenith. For instance, the transvestite story made me laugh out loud, whereas the final sketch representing the inside of the man's body is undeniably brilliant and zany - like Fellini crossed with the look of A Clockwork Orange - but actually made me laugh less. The first scene is historical and stars Lynn Redgrave in a very funny mock-up of 15th century speech, with Allen as the Court Fool keen to unlock her chastity belt. The sequence with the escaped breast is also unprecedented. But the best of all, for me, concerns Gene Wilder as a doctor who falls in love with a sheep - I thought this was absolutely inspired right from the first moment. The tone is really very well handled and manages to convey a comic vision of real depth. You can feel Allen's signature on it as surely as in Annie Hall or Manhattan. The film is really just a montage but the level of invention is quite astonishing and suggests a comparison with Pasolini's Decameron, but with added derangement.
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VINE VOICEon 17 August 2014
A collection of sketches and short stories that tells you as the title suggests everything you always wanted to know about sex. One of Woody Allen's early films, it's a bit hit and miss in places but when it works it works very well with the best stories including Woody Allen as a court jester obsessed with the queen and her chastity belt, Gene Wilder as a doctor who falls hopelessy in love with a sheep being the best of the bunch, completely ridiculous but very funny with Gene Wilder at his best, a bizzare twisted and very funny game show called what's my perversion? a horror spoof starring Woody Allen and last but not least Woody Allen again this time as a nervous sperm which also sees an appearance by Burt Reynolds. It may not be to all tastes and some of it has dated but is still a must watch for Woody Allen fans.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 18 June 2010
While all the early Woody Allen films are funny and worthwhile, this is probably the most uneven to my taste.

Allen took the famous, serious non-fiction book about sex, and turned it into a series of short comedy pieces. A couple segments are pure genius (inside the male body during sex, Gene Wilder falling in love with a sheep), a couple are pretty good (Woody as a medieval court jester trying to have an affair with the queen, who is locked into a chastity belt, a mad scientist creates a giant milk squirting breast that goes on a rampage) and a few are real duds.

Also, of all the Allen films, this might have the worst DVD print/transfer quality.

But if you're a fan, it's certainly worth seeing, and probably worth owning. Even if every segment isn't a gem, you'll want to return to the best ones.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2001
The movie is a summary of Woody Allen's ironic way of dealing with hot and delicate matters. He once more proves to be a great genius, sharp and funny, but not rude or "bad-tasted"... simply Woody!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
And succeeds ! This early example of Woody Allen's genius has been somewhat superceded by his later efforts but still remains fresh and frequently hilarious. The jokes come thick and fast, some verging a little on the puerile side but the bestiality sketch and the sperms are products of sheer brilliance. An enjoyable, if not great, Allen film and a worthy addition to any collector's stockpile.
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on 3 October 2011
The film is entirely about sexual perversions, even though it is not technically erotic... Allen has taken some of the most popular clinical treatments of sexual fetishes and has placed them into very unusual situations...

Each individual scene is quite well done... The tales are rapid filled with irony about the overly exaggerated importance of sex in our culture...
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on 6 March 2013
One of Woody Allen's better films, in my opinion. I remember watching it when his hangup about being short and Jewish were relatively new in his films and then refreshing and funny. His later films kept with the same themes and I got bored of the same old, same old so went off him. Watching it now, it is a bit dated but still has that naive comedy of a different era.
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on 30 April 2010
This is a classic Woody Allen film and a must see and to top it all it has a all star cast John Carradine, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder, Anthony Quayle and Lynn Redgrave. This DVD is not a single film but a selection on small films exploreing different aspects of sex and sexual fetishes with very funny concequences.
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on 17 January 2014
A very well priced package that arrived quickly, works (not always the case) and provides one of my wifes favourite films. However, it is hard to get to the word limit for the review as all said and done it is a DvD.
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