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Virgin Territory all together is just a mess of a film. After watchingit, I can see why it went straight-to-DVD in the US. The film justlacked comedy, action, adventure and good romance. It felt reallycheesy and the acting was pretty bad. The story just wasn't interestingand was sort of foolish. The lead actors; Hayden Christensen and MischaBarton are pretty much lifeless on screen. Their attempts at Britishaccents are laughable, Christensen is whinny when he should be heroicand his accent sometimes fades within the film, while Barton appearsready to doze off at any time. They both amazingly fail to change theirfacial expressions for the entire duration. The scenes in whichChristensen pretends to be mute might have been his only good moments,but even here he is totally inadequate. Tim Roth was pretty decent inthis film given the material he dealt with.When it comes to missed opportunities, it really doesn't get any moredisappointing than this. "Virgin Territory" is based on a book filledwith stories of sex and debauchery, and yet it somehow manages not onlyto not be sexy, but neither witty nor engaging on any level. An exampleof a cheesy sex scene was with two females and two guys performing asex act with a milk maid and a cow. The film seemed more PG-13 due toits language but was rated R for a few nudity scenes (and they weren'treally that good). Overall the film was just a mess and not funny.Don't even bother
Back in the olden days, somewhere in Europe, renegade bad boy Lorenzo(Hayden Christensen) is on the run from Gerbino (Tim Roth), who wantshim dead after a game Lorenzo won. Meanwhile, rich Pampinea (MischaBarton) is set to be married to some foreign guy, but Gerbino wants herfor himself, and Lorenzo has a little thing for her too perhaps.Lorenzo ends up in a convent, pretending he's deaf and dumb so the nunswill all have sex with him for some reason, then Pampinea, on the run,ends up at the convent too, and falls for him even more.Basically all this movie is is a very undermined porno. Nuns having sexwith Lorenzo all the time doesn't really convey what nuns really do.And just the overall storyline is ridiculous. It's like a lame versionof "Casanova", without the superb acting abilities of Heath Ledger andSienna Miller, and instead the leads go to Hayden "I killed Darth Vaderfor every true 'Star Wars' fan" Christensen and Misha "I should'venever quit 'The O.C.'" Barton. Run far away from this film, or find aplace to bury it so no one will ever find it.
"Virgin Territory" stars Hayden Christensen and Mischa Barton (don'tlaugh), in a rowdy medieval tale in the vein of Monty Python (thoughnot as witty), Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and the Princess Bride. Ofcourse, it begins with Christensen speaking with a believable Britishaccent, which I personally feel he should adopt for all of his movieroles. He sounds more comfortable and realistic than he does usingNorthern American English. His accent has bothered me for years butstrangely he didn't mangle the British one.Well, Virgin Territory surprised me. And I mean I am pleasantlysurprised. The movie was filmed two or three years ago and was finally,very quietly released in March 2008 straight to DVD. Were the producerstoo embarrassed for a theatrical release? They needn't be. I've seenmuch much worse and for the record, Virgin Territory isn'thorrible-bad, but intentionally bad since it's a parody and a sexcomedy, its demographics clearly with teenage boys in mind. If any ofthese actors are Catholic they might be ex-communicated now, with allthe sex with nuns, in twosomes and threesomes-- naked peeing cherubsand all.Aside from the questionable Mischa Barton, Virgin Territory manages areputable cast in Tim Roth, Matthew Rhys and a handful of other actorssome of you may recognize.I didn't think it was great, but think it deserved a little more than astraight to DVD release. Some obvious flaws? Mischa Barton's acting wasabsolutely abysmal. She had no chemistry with Hayden Christensen. Theplot was aimless and probably should have been grosser. If you're goingto do a dirty sex comedy, you need to bring it or the jokes fall flat.Anyway, it wasn't an entire waste of time. I really wanted to know whatwas going to happen next. I would recommend it. Just for the giggles.It wasn't great. It wasn't completely horrible. You've seen worse, I'msure of it. The costumes were nice, the director managed to make theperiod look real, despite an able Rupert Friend in cornrolls and badguys in leather jackets designed by Roberto Cavalli.
I was not expecting much from this movie. I think to make a movie basedon a classic novel such as âThe Decameron" by Giovanni Boccaccio, plusthere already is a movie based on this novel âIl Decameronâ (1971),directed by genius Pier Paolo Pasolini, you should be very brave (notwith much of intelligence), or extremely talentedâ¦ But I havenât foundnone of it in the movie Virgin Territory. The whole story is very week,way too many story lines and all of them very superficial. The actingâ¦Iâd only want to say that the actors look very funny in that clothes,no point in discussing the way they are moving, speaking etc. Evenwonderful Tim Roth couldn't save it... I think people whoâd like towatch this movie should also buy a DVD of Il Decameron and re-watch itafter the Virgin Territoryâ¦
As a huge Hayden fan I have been waiting to see this movie for quiteawhile. They kept changing the title and the release date, etc. I onlyby happen chance came upon it in one of those RedBox Machines yesterdayand was thrilled. I enjoyed the movie. It was nothing Oscar worthy, butit was cute and had its moments. You may have to dispel reality forsome of the films moments, but it is still enjoyable.I will say I wasn't expecting as much nudity and some of it gave me afeel of an older version of a teenage sex movie. And alas my poorHayden is not very good with his accent. The naughty nun thing alsogave me a surprise. When they started kissing his body and undressinghim I was like "wait a second..." I think I had a few of those momentswhile watching this movie. The Count and the painter/turned priest werecomic relief I would say. Also the way the captured Filomena and Elissaturned the situation around and dropped the men's trousers was quite ascene. What is the deal with the Orlando Bloom lookalike being theircaptor? Way too many characters with hard names for me to keepeverything straight.I think if you don't go in expecting too much and over analyzing youwill come out entertained.
If the folks who made A Knight's Tale all impregnated a sibling and thegenetically defective results of those unions all grew up to make ananachronistic, Renaissance Italy sex comedy, it would look an awful lotlike Virgin Territory. There's some quality nudity here but an almosttotal lack of laughs and a host of poor storytelling choices.Lorenzo (Hayden Christiansen) is a young gambler in love with thebeautiful Pampinea (Mischa Barton) and on the run from the rich andmenacing Gerbino (Tim Roth). Pampinea is also lusted after by Gerbino,even though she's promised in marriage to a Russian count (MatthewRhys). Lorenzo has to flee Florence to escape Gerbino and his men.Pampinea, some of her friends and a painter impersonating a priest(Craig Parkinson) also decide to leave town, partly because of Gerbinoand partly because of the plague.Lorenzo and Pampinea end up in a convent full of sex-crazed nuns whileher friends wind up waylaid by some bandits. After some generalizedribaldry, including a police-style penis line up, everybody winds up ata country villa where Gerbino tries to force Pampinea to marry himwhile Lorenzo and the Russian count try to stop it. The bad guy fallsdown a well and everybody else locks lips with the sex partner of theirdreams.I think I've seen enough film to make a plea. For the love of Zeus,stop with all the voice over narration! It's fairly rare in big budgetHollywood fare, but narration has overrun indy flicks like out ofcontrol kudzu. It's one of the laziest crutches filmmakers lean on andyou find it over and over and over again in independent cinema. Whetherit's used as a shortcut for exposition, characterization and plotmechanics or as a feeble attempt at depth and profundity that doesn'texist in the rest of a script, narration has become so common in acertain class of filmmaking that it's almost become a big, fat warningsign. If you're watching a movie and you hear a narrator within thefirst 30 seconds, you're probably better off bailing on the film rightthen and there.That's what I should have done when the voice over from the fake prieststarted in Virgin Territory. It's intrusive, it takes the audience'sattention and emotional investment away from the main characters and,worst of all, the narration is intentionally written to be the mostovertly funny thing in the movie. The fake priest is given moredeliberately humorous things to say in his narration than all the othercharacters' dialog put together. The narration isn't all that funny buteven if it were, it would still be a mistake to do it that way.The rest of Virgin Territory lived down to that early warning sign.Just as an example, a huge portion of the film's middle is given overto how one of Pampinea's friends is a bitchy cocktease who alternatelyberates and frustrates her virgin boyfriend. Pampinea, Lorenzo, Gerbinoand the Russian count are just forgotten about, and then the cockteaseand her boyfriend are forgotten about so a second friend of Pampineacan be brought to the fore and made the second most important femalecharacter in the story.And I have to bring up the final sword fight between Lorenzo andGarbino because it's one of the worst structured battles in the historyof fiction. First, the movie sets it up that Lorenzo and Garbino willfight and if Garbino wins, he'll then have to fight the Russian count.So the bad guy is facing an unfair challenge to begin with. ThenGarbino has to battle Lorenzo on the edge of a deep well after it'sbeen established that Garbino is afraid of heights, putting him at anadditional disadvantage. Even if Garbino were the most vile personimaginable, having the deck stacked so clearly against him destroys thegood vs. evil dynamic of the climax.Virgin Territory does feature the impressive physique of KateGroombridge and a few other actresses take their tops off. There'snothing else of value here.
Virgin Territory, meant to be a romantic sex comedy (though it winds upnot being romantic, not being sexy, and certainly not comedy), issimply one of the worst movies I have seen in recent memory. Though Iwill say, I saw it in a reasonably crowded theater, and most everyoneelse was laughing all the way through, so I suppose there is still abig audience for recycled, clichÃ©d, and long since stale jokes aboutanatomy and sex. Hayden Christensen reaffirms that he is one of themost dull and wooden actors out there (how does this guy keep gettingwork) and Tim Roth must have lost a bet or something to star insomething this dreadful. Simply painful to watch.
I was shocked to see that this movie scores so low on IMDb, it isdefinitely one of my personal favourites.The plot seems to be the problem for most of the reviewers who didn'tlike the film. Well, what can I say other than it was taken right outof Boccaccio's famous Decamerone. Boccaccio being one of the mostfamous of all Italian writers EVER, and yes, he loved sexy, dirtystories with lots of rather ridiculous characters. (His works areavailable on Project Gutenberg.)What I like about it? It's tastefully sexy (yes, I love beautifulnudes), it contains some interesting characters like Tim Roth asGerbino de la Rata, I especially like the first encounter with CountDzerzhinsky and their exchange of words, Count Dzerzhinsky himself inhis overly self-assured way, seems pretty cool too. The scene with themilkmaids in the cowshed is excellent too, revolutionizing pornographyby giving the facial to the men (finally...)Comparing the movie to American teenage flicks like 'American Pie' isdefinitely an insult that I mind very much. It's about like comparing aFerrari with a Chevrolet Avalanche.No, it's not deep, but does a movie have to be to be good??? Can itjust be fun to watch?
If you're looking for an intelligent, well thought-out and realisticcomedy, this is not the movie for you. Virgin Territory will never winawards, it will not be studied in film classes and most definitely willnever be among the top movies ever made.However, if you're looking for a movie with juvenile humour, ridiculoussex references and just an overall silly movie, you're in the rightplace. That being said, this movie is hilarious. With a rather famousmain cast including Hayden Christensen, Mischa Barton, Tim Roth andMathew Rhys, somehow, even Mischa Barton's acting doesn't stink as muchas normal. But, hands down the best performances go to Tim Roth andCraig Parkinson. Tim Roth as Gerbino di la Ratta, the villain and CraigParkinson as Tindaro, the artist/priest and narrator. How either ofthem kept a straight face with their lines is beyond me.I can't say for certain, but there's no way this movie was made to betaken seriously. For crying out loud, they all have British accentswhen the movie is set in Florence, Italy during the Dark Ages. Itfollows the antics of six teenagers who flee Florence to escape theplague. What follows them is one Russian count, an evil villain out tosteal a bride and a priest. Along the way they encounter a variety ofobstacles and people, and somehow at least four sex scenes get thrownin before they reach their final destination.It's an over-the-top teenage sex movie that is an excuse to have boobshots, with a lot of purposely eye-rolling puns and ridiculoussituations. It's not remotely realistic, and definitely isn't meant tobe. But it's not as excessively crude as the American Pie: The NakedMile, and such but more akin to American Pie I. But with better music.None of the above is necessarily bad; I found this movie to be arefreshing medium between overly sexed movies that try too hard such asthe Scary Movie series, new American Pie movies and similar and theannoyingly stupid and obnoxious movies like as Knocked Up and 30 YearOld Virgin. Especially with lines like, "Tindaro: (narrating aboutGerbinos sex-life) There isn't much going on under his pants. Funny,I've heard that he's the biggest dick in town..." how can you notlaugh?
Virgin Territory is for secondary and high-school teens. If you'reolder than 18, you can't get any taste from this work of fiction, orwise to say, a tale.Tim Roth, Mischa Barton and Hayden Christensen form a love triangle.Tim Roth is the bad guy, the grim Roman knight; Mischa Barton is theprincess popular with her virginity; and Hayden Christensen is anadventurer exactly seems like Robin Hood. By the way, we have anarrator, our storyteller who also plays a role, too.The tale takes place in feudal Europe, at the age of Roman Empire, andin the most leisured class of this empire: Florence. It's the epochjust before the invention of the gunpowder. Nevertheless, there is nohistorical coherence in this movie; for it's a fantasy. An absolutelycomplete fantasy of a craftsman working at the construction of acathedral, who is also our narrator. While he was drawing artisticfigures to the ceiling, he dreamed of an erotic and desirous fantasy ofone man and a full nunnery of nuns playing the doctor-and-patient gamealtogether.If you're not from this world or have never watched a B-movie aboutnuns teaching sexology to a lad yet, then this could be a movie foryou. The eroticism factor of Virgin Territory is very modern. Within anegative view, it's purposely making fun of the people who don'tbelieve in sex before marriage. In an optimistic view, love stillexists; at least whoever in love with someone, stays in love with thesame one at the end.A funny and total shameless teen adventure movie for both boys andgirls is what you will find. Don't worry if it's disturbing, obviouslyit's not. It's basically a modernization of 80s' eroticism epoch. Newgeneration youth wouldn't watch Emmanuelle, right?
VIRGIN TERRITORY wants to be a naughty, bawdy historical comedy...with gorgeous maidens to deflower and swashbuckling to be swashed (or is it buckled?). I suspect it was searching for a tone similar to Lasse Halstrom's CASANOVA from a few years ago, starring Heath Ledger. CASANOVA was loose, lusty but ultimately with a romantic's heart...so you don't feel too bad about enjoying all the racy stuff. (It also channels A KNIGHT'S TALE, which also starred Heath Ledger, by featuring modern music throughout. However, it is unknown and uninspired modern music...and thus is only a distraction.) It tells the story of Lorenzo (Hayden Christensen), who is a rakish young gambler who runs afoul of the nobleman Dela Rata (Tim Roth) in Black Plague-ridden Florence. He's forced to flee town with nothing but his impecabbly tailored leather clothes, a sword and a big crush on Pampinea(Mischa Barton), the beautiful, eligible daugher of a recently deceased nobleman. Dela Rata is intent on forcing the young lady to marry him...but she's also already betrothed to a Russian count whom she has never met, but is expected to show up any moment to claim his prize. She, too, flees to the country with all her gorgeous female friends...to hang out at her father's villa. By dumb luck, or unbelievable coincidence, both Lorenzo and Pampinea end up in a convent. I tried hard not to be offended by this depiction of nuns...but they were handled so stupidly that I was unable to simple put aside my objections. Lorenzo finds out that the nuns will take him in to work as a gardner, if they believe he is deaf and mute. He fakes this condition, and sure enough, the nuns (all gorgeous and well-endowed) proceed to employ him not so much as a gardner but as a stud. He keeps his mouth shut and allows himself to be used by these nuns who wear no underwear beneath their robes. Pampinea shows up at the convent, and apparently no one notices a new sister suddenly in their midst. She wears a veil all the time and so Lorenzo doesn't know who she is...but he falls in love with her anyway. It gets sillier from here. What's unfortunate is that I have no problem with the idea of a silly, sexy romp through the gorgeous Italian countryside. (And the scenery is gorgeous and the film is well lit to show off the radiant colors of the wild poppies and the bright dresses of the girls.) But instead we get a bunch of women running around saying how proud they are to be virgins, who then immediately drop their dresses and assault the eager but inexperienced men around them. We get the occasional swordfight that is choreographed so clumsily and unconvincingly that it feels like THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO staged for a high school play. And yet again, I say that it might have been endurable if not for the unspeakably awful performance of Hayden Christensen. Other than his remarkable turn in SHATTERED GLASS, this guy is incapable of being charming, loose, or believable. He has an atrocious English accent (yeah, the film is set in Italy, but everyone except the Russian is British. The Russian sounds vaguely Italian). He may be handsome on the surface, but everytime he speaks, smiles or tries to look dewy-eyed with love...he comes off as totally idiotic. He's the man who ruined the most recent two STAR WARS movies with his pouty ways...and he's even worse in this mess. Mischa Barton also tries on an English accent for size, but it grows weaker and weaker as the film moves on. And poor former Oscar-nominee Tim Roth looks lost and terribly unhappy throughout. If you want to see a lot of bare women doing little more than standing there and showing off their bodies...you should appreciate this film. If you want wit, pace or even coherence...you'll have to keep looking. It's been a long time since I've been so bored with a film and found so little to admire. I am quite confident in recommending this film to absolutely no one.
It seems the other reviews either love everything about this, or hatedit...Well, I have to say for what it is, it is OK and watchable if you knowyou just want a no brainer evening.It doess a real sense of fun without too much silliness and even adefinite charm.It is sexy, and has a fair amount of nudity, but it's all done in aspirit of fun...It is a bit of Carry On, a bit of Romeo and Juliet, with sexy romance,and dashing sword fights, some decent one-liners and some running gagsit all works if you're in the right mood.The plot is a take on the Comedy of Errors, three suitors, one girl,but one is mean and nasty, the other falls in love with another girl,and one is her true love... it ain't Shakepseare but it is fun to seewhat happens next.Nicely shot with good costumes and settings this is one to just enjoyfor what it is: escapist comedy reasonably entertaining and fun...
A young man engages in debauchery and swashbuckling adventures in 14thcentury Italy. This film is mostly harmless, but an incredibly lameattempt to make a sex comedy set during the time of the Roman Empire asEurope is devastated by the Black Plague. The script and direction areso amateurish that it looks like a low-budget TV movie. It is difficultto buy Christensen as a swashbuckling hero, as he looks about twelveand has little screen presence. Roth looks embarrassed to have becomeinvolved with this project. The only selling point here is that thereare some quite attractive women in the cast and they tend to disrobewith some regularity.
I found this film on the shelves of a French hypermarket on a day tripto Calais. Presented in the same font and style as the 'American Pie'films, I have to say that the local French title "Medieval pie -Territoires vierges" did stand out, which was possibly the intention ofthe DVD marketing company, trying to trade on the success of a similarand more successful series of teen comedy films. Even now, after theevent, I'm still not sure whether any of the cast or crew of 'MedievalPie' have any involvement with the 'American Pie' franchise at all. I'mdoubtful. I get the feeling that this movie will be known under avariety of titles in a variety of markets, and that alone should setthe alarm bells ringing in the heads of most sane movie reviewers.There are a few familiar faces on display. Hayden Christensen, MischaBarton and Tim Roth are the three most obvious 'names', with 'LittleBritain's' David Walliams appearing in ablink-and-you'll-almost-miss-him cameo. The main problem is that allthese actors are playing characters with hard-to-remember names. Bartonis Pampinea, Christensen is Lorenzo (who for some reason masquerades asa deaf-and-dumb gardener in a convent where for some reason all thenuns have sex with him, a central joke that gets tired very quickly,even with all the nudity) while Roth is the main villain, Gerbino de laRatto. I was rather more impressed with Matthew Rhys' Russian CountDzerzhinsky, who rattled off his name and lineage on several occasionswithout missing a beat - I could have done with a memory like that toremember exactly who was who. It was a struggle at times.My favourite scene was probably when the two women who get captured(Rosalind Halstead & Kate Groombridge I believe) try and escape bytricking their guards into dropping their trousers and lining up inorder of size and then creating an argument about whether you startsmall and work up, or start large and work down (or even start in themiddle!). That was fun. The main love story involving Barton and herthree suitors (Christensen, Roth and Rhys) is perhaps not sosuccessful, and the less said about the sex-obsessed nuns the better.It's an old fantasy for sure, imagining what nuns get up to behindclosed convent doors, but not especially original.I've seen worse comedies for sure - anything involving Aaron Seltzer &Jason Friedberg for one thing, but I have seen better too. I supposefor the genre it represents, this sits somewhere in the middle of thepack, so even though it did bypass the cinemas and go straight-to-DVD,it's not really that bad. It deserves one viewing at least, but whetherit will hold up to multiple screenings is much less certain. I'm notsure it will. I guess what I'm really saying, is wait until the sales -don't pay full price for it - unless you have a thing about nunsgetting naked, in which case this is a 10/10 movie for sure. For methough, it's just a five.
Virgin Territory is a romantic sex comedy that takes place in 14th century Italy, where a young loverboy(Hayden Christensen)goes around and sleeping with every woman he sees, then he is enamored by a lovely princess(Mischa Barton)and is destined to make her his soulmate, but he has to get through a murderous count(Tim Roth). The sex scenes was pale and unarousing and the plot lines was dowright horrendous. The special features failed to make this DVD enjoyable to watch. If you looking for a good sex comedy, stick with Animal House or American Pie and DON'T waste your money with this dreck!
The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio has tales of randy priests and nuns during the plague years in Italy. The adventures in this movie are like that. The two stars are both good and beautiful.The villain is played very well too as he spoils a well.Short of Shakespeare this is a fun movie!A happy ending and rose petals ... all's well that ends well.
This nice, mild version the extremely bawdy Decammeron Nights, was solightly thought of, it was released directly to DVD in the US.The only reason for the R rating is the a few of the ladies busts areshown,& some suggestive dialogue as same ladies are milking a cow overthe clothed body of our hero. What this movie really needed (since theguys are so handsome),was at least a suggestion of some male sex (whichwas in the original stories). There also should have been at least onewhipping or torture scene, or suggestion of. THe above ladies weresupposed to be nuns, to me they were not.Hayden Christensen (Star Wars 2 & 3) is not bad as our stalwart younghero. Mischa Barton is delightful as our pure heroine. Matthew Rhys asa Russian suitor is a comic find,( his character has a very long hardto pronounce name) He rattles this name & his lineage a few times &never misses a beat.In fact the entire cast is a delight,The script & direction was byDavid Leland and is good. The settings are beautiful. This is not agreat film or even a good adaptation,it is just an enjoyablepleasant,not bawdy enough treatment.Ratings: *** (out of 4) 83 points (out of 100) IMDb 7 (out of 10)
Of course this movie will never win an Oscar, but that is not what itaims for. It aims to entertain the audience, with a certain amount ofnudity and sexual innuendo, and it does that quite well I've to say.Mischa Barton and Hayden Christensen act their roles quite well, justlike Tim Roth, and basically I can say that if you want a night oflight entertainment, this movie can provide that.It is loosely based on the Decameron by Boccaccio, and if I have tofind a problem with the movie, it is the Italian title for it, becausereally, the references to the Decameron are not so many, but at thesame time, the situation of a group of young people leaving Florencefor the plague is the same, so I guess it could be accepted. However,it's all the "adventures" these people go through once they leave thetown that make the movie somewhat interesting and amusing.I know I'll be watching it again in the future.
Anybody who thought this was a soft core porn movie would be forgiven.The whole 'guy turns up at commune and gets laid half a dozen times'!What's that about, I ask? It's certainly not based on reality. Thatsaid the movie is not set in present times so perhaps we shouldn'tjudge the women within it on a modern standard, supposing nuns nolonger put out for a good looking gardener. On that note probably bestto stick to the guidance here, if parents are wondering, as it's boundto give us lads a false sense of hope at such a young age. It's notsurprising given the directors talents! The movie is difficult tofollow, with that results a surprising and interesting film. The actorsare all well know teen actors, you will have seen them on the likes ofSkins and OC, this is one of those movies that seems to be a summerbreak for actors, however they did not take a break in acting, if attimes they seem a little hung-over, so to speak. There is also morethan just a good cast here, there is a mix of nationalities, it variesfrom all over the world and this adds vastly to the period setting.There is a bit in the movie where the evil guy sees a musket for thefirst time, and that is a cool idea. What else could the evil baddiesay to his minions other than "I want that get me it".Brilliant cameo from David Williams's (cart pusher) funniest moment ofthe whole movie. He is only in it for a short while at the beginningbut its worth watching the movie for his part alone. It is important tosay that id normally save my time for a movie that doesn't deserve itsrating, this film is very luck to have a 5 and deserve it, you shouldwatch it and see what you think.
As a big fan of classic swashbucklers i wasn't expecting much of thismovie and because of that I liked it very much. It's very low budget,but has some decent sword fights. Besides that its filled withbeautiful women (actually beautiful) and yes, quite some nudity. But ina non-offensive and quite charming way. Mischa Barton is looking greatas a historical figure (better than perfect-teeth Keira Knightley inPotC, P&P) and Hayden is quite good with his sword and a betterswashbuckling hero than for example Heith Ledger in Casanova or OrlandoBloom. the movie is just great fun. its highly entertaining with thesimple stuff: swords and love. i enjoyed it a lot. Actually the firstentertaining swashbuckler of the 21st century.