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SEX & THE CELTS

3.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Product Description

Sex & The Celts traces the complete timeline of Irish sexual and gender development from the mysterious sexio-religious rites of pre-history to the all too blatant teenage coming of age rituals of present day life.

Dramatic reconstructions reveal such unexpected aspects of Irish history as the bisexual orientation of the macho Celtic warrior elite. Interviewees tell of an island which once had the right of a woman to experience orgasm enshrined in its legal framework. Documentary footage explores the visual heritage of the erotic from the Neolithic landscape of "detached sexual objects." Sex & The Celts pauses in its timeline to subject particularly interesting shifts in sexual paradigms to the scrutiny of historical analysis…and some dryly humorous comment.

From the Contributor

From the producers of the highly successful "Riverdance"

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Product Details

  • Directors: Jimmy Duggan
  • Format: Color, Full length, Letterboxed, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Unrated
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Pathfinder Home Ent.
  • DVD Release Date: June 6, 2006
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EJ9ROW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,095 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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By E. Burt on October 25, 2007
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I wasn't sure whether to give this program five or four stars. It's a little weird being the first one to review it. But I can say that I enjoyed it immensely.

This is definitely not the History Channel. The presented facts become much less important than the evolving emotions and attitudes, which are accenting by the stirring music. It's almost worth it to watch this show just for the sake of listening to the soundtrack. Each varying theme casts the mood of a given era with incredible accuracy. It's a very sensual presentation, obviously meant for a mature audience. Yes, you will see bare breasts and sexual images just like on the cover but they're shown in a ways that's more artistic than explicit.

I also like the choice of narrator. It's a woman with a low, languid voice marked by an Irish accent. She's well-chosen for the topic and adds to the over-all ambiance.

Some might be put off by this show simply because it can be a touchy, somewhat personal topic. But sex and sensuality are integral parts of our history no matter how much some people might want to sweep them under a rug. I admire this show for its artistry and its bold approach. It's simply mesmerizing to watch. Don't judge it until you've seen it. You might end up equally captivated.
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This film was pretty good. I am writing a historical novel with parts taking place in ancient Europe. I was hoping for a little more in ancient times (the second half became too "modern times" for what I want to write about.) However I learned interesting cultural facts and would recommend it.
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I couldn't even pay attention to what the narrator was saying; the costumes and Halloween quality wigs were SO awful, ESPECIALLY the "redheaded" one...it made me sad and embarrassed- they couldn't even get a REAL red-haired man or woman actor to participate, or the budget to spend on a wig that didn't look like it was stolen from Carrot Top. And the fact that it looked like it kept slipping down further onto his face....c'mon. It was disappointing, and unwatchable- I threw it away in disgust. And as a Celt, I love sex, but HATED this farce of a production.
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