Following up yesterday's update about Lucy's documentary series Warrior Women
being released on DVD and available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk (see
Warrior Women Documentary on DVD Now Available on Amazon) . Michele sent
me the following PR release and link to the official site
Hosted by Lucy Lawless, this five-program series pays tribute to history's most charismatic women warriors. These action-packed episodes shot on location in France, Ireland, Britain, China, and North America will combine a heady mix of historical sleuthing and provocative reconstruction. Each episode of Warrior Women investigates the intimate, gritty details of the life and times of these great true-life women warriors, and celebrates the popular mythology that surrounds them.
In 62 BC, most of England was under the thumb of the Romans. Queen Boudica was married to King Prasutagus of the semi-autonomous Iceni tribe in the east. When the king died, he bequeathed half his kingdom to his young wife and her two daughters, and half to Emperor Nero to appease Rome. Thinking they could intimidate the young woman into complete submission, the Romans promptly flogged Queen Boudica, tortured her daughters and stole her lands. Boudica took up the sword, rallied her Iceni warriors and went on a rampage.
200 years ago a young woman brought the greatest empire in Asia to its knees. She was a master of kung fu and held the respect of 60,000 warriors who followed her unquestioningly into battle. Their enemy was the brutal and corrupt Qing dynasty -- a dynasty they were determined to overthrow. The fate of China was in one woman's hands. Her name was Wang Cong'er. Is she the real Mulan?
Warrior Women: The Real Mulan DVD
Convinced by the voices of saints to step forth and serve her deposed king, Joan of Arc became an unlikely war hero. With 10,000 beaten men and very long odds against the advancing English army, she scored a miraculous string of victories over the rather surprised English battalions by leading the charge into their front lines. She even returned the throne to Charles VII, but it all went horribly wrong when she was finally captured, tried for witchcraft and heresy, and burned at the stake.
Lozen: Apache Warrior
As a young girl, Lozen decided that tidying up the tent and cooking buffalo stew wasn't for her, and she was in constant trouble for beating up her brother, and she was in constant trouble for beating up her brother, the mighty Apache warrior Victorio. One day she discovered her special powers, which allowed her to detect the direction of the enemy. Equipped with this metaphysical radar and a healthy thirst for revenge, she became priestess, warrior, and Victorio's right hand tactician.
Grace O'Malley, Pirate Queen
The daughter of Irish pirate chieftain 'Black Oak' O'Malley, the girl Grace was dead set on a life of glory at sea with her father. In a fit of defiance against her mother's ideal of the 'quiet life of a lady', she shaved her head and was forever teased by her siblings with the nickname 'Bald O'Malley'. She got a new hairdo, mastered the sail and sword, and with a merry band of 200 mates, terrorized the shipping lanes of the coastal waters into her submission.
Warrior Women: Grace O'Malley, The Pirate Queen DVD
For more about this documentary series, check out AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Warrior Women Subsite about all the episodes and images