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KeepYourPowderDry05 Aug 2020 10:55 p.m. PST

In my continuing quest to find a good 'Civil War' movie I look at the latest cinematic offering to use the period as it's setting: Fanny Lye Deliver'd.

Set during the Protectorate, the plot centres around Captain and Fanny Lye, and a pair of Ranters who enter their house whilst the Lye family are out at church.

Yet another 'odd' film with a small cast, financial worries which nearly scuppered it's release, and possibly the worst sex scene in any movie ever.

Durban Gamer06 Aug 2020 2:42 a.m. PST

Thanks for the heads up!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2020 4:40 a.m. PST

Worse than the ones in Flesh and Blood?

Tomsurbiton06 Aug 2020 8:54 a.m. PST

I went to the National Film Theatre opening, with an interview after the film with the director. I thought it started well, with the atmosphere of the period and the repressive Puritanism exercised by the husband (Charles Dance) on his wife (Maxine Peake). Then it all became rather bloody with the strangers who turn up and the violence starts and (to my mind) it lost direction.I wouldn't personally recommend it.

KeepYourPowderDry06 Aug 2020 1:20 p.m. PST

Flesh and Blood? Sorry, don't know it.

Tomsurbiton – agreed, I do think it goes downhill after the strangers come. Very much a film of two halves with the first better than the second. Very much carried by Maxine Peake and Charles Dance.

HMS Exeter08 Aug 2020 9:03 a.m. PST

Sounds like another movie I saw once.

"Last Manor on the Left."

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2020 3:55 p.m. PST

1985. Rutger Hauer and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Actually, not bad as inspiration for a Renaissance scenario--it's set 1501, and much of the movie is sieges--but the sex scenes might compete for worst ever.

KeepYourPowderDry09 Aug 2020 6:28 a.m. PST

Thank you RP

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