The Hunger (1997–2000)
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The Swords 

A man becomes involved with a woman who can be penetrated by swords.


Tony Scott


Howard A. Rodman (screenplay), Robert Aickman (story)




Episode cast overview:
Terence Stamp ... The Host
Balthazar Getty ... James Chandler
Amanda Ryan ... Musidora
Jamie Foreman ... Dean
Timothy Spall ... Salesman


The opening tale is of a mysterious nightclub performer who can pass swords clean through her body. Loaned out by her agent to a likely punter, she becomes passionately involved with him, falls in love, and loses her ability - with dire consequences the next night... Written by Cynan Rees <>

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20 July 1997 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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No edge to these swords
21 August 2006 | by zeppo-2See all my reviews

As the old saying goes: "" Which can be aptly described here, full of sound and fury but signifying absolutely nothing. A triumph of style over substance.

A jaded young man sees a night-club involving a beautiful woman been stabbed with swords with no harm done. They have an affair, break up and then the act goes horribly wrong. Along for the ride, are two stereotyped gay men, a loathsome professional cockney as the girl's manager/pimp and lots of naked flesh and sex.

What does it all mean? Penatrative sex is the same as the sword thrust? Love hurts and kills? Or just getting involved with a cockney is asking for trouble? Who knows? Who cares?

The people involved seem to think they are doing important 'acting work' as they chew the scenery and emote. But it's just wallpaper over the cracks of a poor story. If you want some soft core porn with a slight plot, this is the one for you. But not if you wanted an interesting horror type tale. The old 'Twilight Zones' may be a bit dated and in black & white but are still far superior to stuff like this. Sex sells but it doesn't always hold the interest.

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