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Sacred Flesh [2000] [DVD]

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  • Actors: Sally Tremaine, Moyna Cope, Simon Hill, Kristina Bill, Rachel Taggart
  • Directors: Nigel Wingrove
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Redemption
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Mar. 2007
  • Run Time: 73 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GYHU9O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,798 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

Product Description

A medieval nun is caught in the struggle between her religious vocation and her repressed sexuality. As her abstinence drives her towards madness, she is touched by a terrifying vision of death and also imagines the figure of Mary Magdalen, who challenges her preconceptions about sex as an evil force. Then, as she broods over her fate, the nun's mind is flooded with violent sexual imagery and she gradually make her way towards the brink of self-destruction.

Review

A true roller coaster ride into the darkest, bloodiest, most corrupt recesses of madness --Jules Foreman

A sexploitation movie in the Grand tradition --Total Film

Dark, disturbing a very very sexy --Daily Mail Scotland (Alaisdair Ferguson) --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.

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I was persuaded to buy this because it seemed from the synopsis to be an imaginative study of the role of sex in religion and because of the first review stating that it was "art." Neither is the case.

The script and plot - inasmuch as one exists at all - could have been written by a not particularly gifted but very frustrated 14 year old. I was expecting the fantasy sequences to be something along the lines of Ken Russell but they are more like an uninspired Halloween party attended by crypto-fundamentalist Christians.

The women are beautiful and nudity extensive, including shots of their vulva on occasions.

I give it 2 stars because the acting is so bad as to be comical - Simon Hill's being particularly amusing.

Only buy this if you like lesbian porn with a few religious trappings.
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By M. Dowden HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 May 2009
Format: DVD
This film made in 2000 and written and directed by Nigel Wingrove is visually stunning. A Mother Superior is fighting with herself over her vow of chastity.

With visions of a skeletal nun and Mary Magdalene she slowly starts to lose her sanity. Scared of breaking her vows and thus being forever damned we are led on a surreal journey through her mind by way of visions and recollections.

I must admit that I was surprised as I didn't expect to see so much graphic nudity. There is a nun masturbating, nuns having lesbian sex, a nun being tied to a cross and pleasured by other nuns, along with a nun being licked and caressed by two priests. Along with all this is a naked woman crucified and wearing a crown of thorns, flagellation and self-flagellation. Blasphemy perhaps, sensual most definitely. This is not your usual nunsploitation movie and transcends the genre, becoming art. This is without doubt one of the most erotic films I have seen in a long time. Controversial this may be but it is still a feast for the eyes. If you only see one nunsploitation film this must be it.
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for those of us who were hoping to see lots of nuns getting out of the habit (know what I mean!)i was very dissapointed. Too much philosophical talk between the mother superior trying to justify her chastity, and less action. Even once they do get down to the nitty gritty, its soft core and dissapointing. "Be gone with you.....!"
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I think this film is worth viewing. The only problem I found with the the film (on first viewing), was I concentrated too much on the visual. Not that it should be ignored, but you must listen to the dialogue. Not stunning, but it's highlighting hypocrisies within religion and asking questions, e.g. Mary Magdalene asking the Mother Superior why she is called Mother when she'd not borne children, why do we think it's ok for the clergy to have their wicked way? Indeed. I still watch it and still find more questions that I might ask (of somebody). In the end, I guess it's saying you need to relieve your frustrations!!
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