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Sex and Lucia (R-Rated Edition) [VHS] (2001)

Paz Vega , Tristán Ulloa , Julio Medem  |  R |  VHS Tape
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Paz Vega, Tristán Ulloa, Najwa Nimri, Daniel Freire, Elena Anaya
  • Directors: Julio Medem
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: Spanish
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Gaiam Americas, Inc
  • VHS Release Date: March 25, 2003
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000844I3
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #680,936 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

A Madrid waitress, Lucia (Paz Vega), is mourning the loss of her boyfriend Lorenzo (Tristan Ulloa), a young novelist who died suddenly under mysterious circumstances. Unable to come to terms with his death, she takes a trip to a Mediterranean island that he told her about long ago, thinking about the novels Lorenzo wrote and the way that his work moved her. In flashbacks Lucia remembers her passionate relationship with him, and tries to reconcile unresolved feelings while sorting through the events of the confusing weeks leading up to his death. Shifting time frames and memories combine with Lorenzo's stories and blur the activity of the present.

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383 of 408 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Erotic Drama w/excellent acting and grasping plot June 13, 2003
By Redd
The first time I saw Sex and Lucia I was a bit shocked. I had never seen a film so sexually explicit (it even shows two erections, oral sex, and masturbation!). I couldn't watch it, it was too porn. Then I rented it a secong time and I sat through the whole movie. Boy was I dead wrong!! What an excellent movie! It has a very good plot with twists and all, great pacing (considering some spanish films are really long, slow and sometimes boring and plotless), breathtaking cinematography, excellent actors and creative erotism. I was so pleased with the movie that I decided to buy it. If you're too close minded and offended by explicit nudity then this movie is not for you. For other seeking movies outside the Hollywood Special Effects w/no plot-or-good-actors-whatsoever-movies this one is really worth it!
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106 of 112 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Hypnotic May 22, 2003
SEX AND LUCIA is an absolutely brilliant blend of sex and story, of plot and circumstance, of reality and the art of crafting fiction around it. The film mesmerizes in its wonderfully poignant and wild portrayal of unabashedly adult sex while equally balanced with mature themes surrounding the human condition exploring life and liveliness ... and I've never seen anything quite like it before.
Sumptuously photographed on tropical islands not overloaded with lush foliage, SEX AND LUCIA vacillates between several storylines -- all uniquely intertwined by Lucia's exploration to find happiness and Lorenzo's quest to understand the life hidden behind the art of his writing. The two meet under terrifically charged circumstances, and their lives together reach a feverish intimate crescendo.
However, Lorenzo begins to fathom the consequences of the life he's led, leading him on a quest to understand who he is and how he could possibly have reached a new low in his life. Happiness thwarts his talents, and, instead, he allows the moments of human weakness he's experienced to drive him as emotionally low as a human being can possibly slip ... to the brink of death.
In the meantime, Lucia flees, unable to cope with the reality of Lorenzo's possible fate, and inadvertantly discovers that the life she's been leading is secretly intertwined with others, much in the way good novels unfold.
Note quite a "date movie" (though I'm sure it might serve some inspiration), SEX AND LUCIA is intended for adult audiences.
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72 of 76 people found the following review helpful
Although there is a lot of sex in this story and there is a woman named Lucia, the title and marketing campaign are somewhat misleading as it's less about sex of sexual liberation than it is about life, possibilities, dreams, and almost any topic under the sun.
In a nutshell, I simply loved everything about this movie and it is one of the best movies that I've ever seen. I won't give much away as I hate it when reviewers/previews tell you what you should be seeing first-hand.
I can say that the movie unfolds beautifully like a great fairy-tale/dream sequence/life experience and that the specifics of the plot and circumstance are less important than every single character in the movie. The performances are stellar, the direction is as good as I've seen, the music is beautiful, the cinematography is innovative and better than I've ever seen, and (unlike almost every single movie) I had no idea where the movie was heading.
The movie opens with one of the most romantic and beautiful scenes in movie history and it does not let you go until the final frame. I won't spoil some of the poetic images that you'll encounter, but trust me you'll want to see this movie again just to experience it visually.
This is without a doubt a movie for adults and not solely because of the explicitness of the sex but because the themes are for mature audiences. As I watched this movie, I kept asking myself how Hollywood would have botched up this movie as there are very few movies for adults and even fewer that are this compelling with out being pretentious.
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelente! March 25, 2003
By Amanda
Ok. To start things off, I will say that "Sex and Lucia" is VERY deserving of its unrated rating - a lot of the scenes in the film look as though they deserve to be in a x-rated flick. However, there is one thing that separates this film from an x-rated one: a good story.
A lot of films (especially foreign ones) that have a lot of sexually-explicit material in them seem to use the sex to sell the film; they might as well just say in the trailers, "Look at us! We're being risque! We dare you to watch this and not blush! Wanna see an adult film, but are too embarrassed to? Come see this instead!" But "Sex and Lucia", or in its native Spanish language "Lucia y el Sexo", is nothing like that. Yes there are many scenes that could make one blush, and yes most of those scenes are gratuitous. But what saves this film from being like all the rest is the fact that the plot is interesting. And at about half-way through when I thought I maybe knew what would happen in the end, I was proved wrong when I finished the whole movie - and was pleasantly surprised.
Lucia is a young woman who falls in love with a writer named Lorenzo. She tells him she loves him about two minutes after introducing herself. The two move in together, and what follows are the above-mentioned blush-worthy scenes. But once the film gets past all the racy stuff, what lies beneath is really a great love story, that has some tragedy thrown in for good measure.
The film is more than two hours, but I didn't even notice - there were really no boring parts that I can remember. A soundtrack plays softly in the background, and even though you barely notice it, you are very aware of it and it sets the mood for the film.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It's fun and entertaining.
Published 6 days ago by Masamit Yaaro
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great movie
Published 11 days ago by rene sanchez
2.0 out of 5 stars Paz Vega
I bought this just to see Paz Vega, but she wasn't as sexy in this movie. kind of disappointed.
Published 23 days ago by Richard Lee
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Rather boring. ...
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Interesting movie quick shipping A+.
Published 1 month ago by Glenn E Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars this would get four stars for the story. but ...
this would get four stars for the story. but you have Paz Vega nude and having sex. that alone is worth buying the unrated DVD.
Published 2 months ago by Smogol
4.0 out of 5 stars Sexy
Interesting story but not sure it makes sense. Its a little out dated. Its a keeper. That all I have to say.
Published 2 months ago by Paul A Adkin
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible movie
I still don't know what story they were trying to tell in this movie... Terrible! if it is to see some sex scenes with no story, better watch a porn.
Published 2 months ago by L. Moreno
5.0 out of 5 stars good movie
This movie was good. It was done with a story in mind and in good taste. I ordered it because of the reviews and am not sorry I did.
Published 2 months ago by susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful movie- nice story- peotic- lot's of beautiful sex
this movie was big in Europe and I understand why. Beautifully filmed, nuanced personalities and catching story. Read more
Published 4 months ago by aer
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