Saturday, December 18, 2010

Rickshaw Sideways: The Amero Brothers Blonde Ambition




There are moments in film history where a tag line serves not only as the greatest bait but also as the perfect description. Keep in mind this sort of creative/promotional kismet is about as rare as contraception at the Duggars', but unlike that poor-taste metaphor, it does happen. Vid-X-Pix's latest Platinum Release of BLONDE AMBITION is a fantastic example of this. The tag line in question...

If you liked Singing in the Rain and Deep Throat, then you will love Blonde Ambition!

Funny, yes, but incredibly accurate. Both films actually have the same light-hearted zaniness, but despite Damiano's brilliant theme song (Deeeep Throaaatt....deeper than deep your throat....don't get your goat...that's all she wrote...), DEEP THROAT doesn't really qualify as a proper musical. And unless there is some kind of hidden reel rotting away in some billionaire's attic in Zurich, there is zero sex and nudity in SINGING IN THE RAIN. (Too bad though. Gene Kelley in his prime is a beautiful, beautiful thing y'all.)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Review: Sleazy 70s Stags


Since my younger days as a miniature perve, one of my absolute favorite things to witness in a film (be it, XXX, X, R or PG) was God’s greatest invention, the bare breast. I thought it would be most helpful to start out this review of After Hours Cinema’s exhaustive titty loop compilation, Sleazy 70s Stags, with a proper definition of our jiggly pals: Breast - “The breast refers to the front of the chest or, more specifically, to the mammary gland. The mammary gland is a milk producing gland. It is composed largely of fat. Within the mammary gland is a complex network of branching ducts. These ducts exit from sac-like structures called lobules, which can produce milk in females. The ducts exit the breast at the nipple.” Ok, the “milk talk” is a little bit of a turn-off, so why don’t I just give you guys my definition of the breast: Boner-inducing mounds of loveliness.


Monday, December 13, 2010

The Henry Paris Library coming soon from VIDEO-X-PIX!


Video-X-Pix is proud to announce the addition of the first four legendary ‘Henry Paris’ films to its historic collection of golden age adult films.

Made in the mid 1970s by famed director Radley Metzger using the pseudonym ‘Henry Paris’, these films are regarded as being among the greatest adult films ever made.

The films, The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann (1974), Naked Came the Stranger (1975), The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976), and Barbara Broadcast (1977), will be added to the Video-X-Pix Platinum Elite collection – the industry gold standard for the re-release of classic adult films of the golden era

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Passions of Carol: A Real XXX Christmas Parody


Video-X-Pix presents their latest Platinum Elite remastered DVD release; a restored, edition of acclaimed cult filmmaker Shaun Costello's THE PASSIONS OF CAROL, an X rated parody of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This classic adult comedy, which was first released theatrically in 1975, has long been sought after by fans of both its director and the sexploitation film genre, and is finally available in an ultimate collector's edition.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

“Happiness, too, is inevitable”- A Tribute to Jamie Gillis

By Heather Drain

Let’s face it, folks, the past two years have been horrible for losing great artists, especially for those of us who are into the fringe arts. Damiano, Lux Interior, Bill Landis, Ron Asheton, Brian “Smerdley” Shane, Jack Wrangler, Sky Saxon, Erica Boyer, Juliet Anderson and now Jamie Gillis.

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I can’t even convey to you properly how weird it feels to type out that sentence, especially since the news only broke out a few days ago. Death is always a surprise but this was a case of it being genuinely shocking. This was a man that lived life to its fullest and for being 66 years old, he looked damn good. Better than anyone has a right to. But it’s not just appearances. There was something truly bigger than life about the man. Part of that was persona. Any fan of blue films worth his or her salt should be more than familiar with “the dark Prince of Porn. But Gillis was more than that, both as an actor and as a man. This was someone you could never just write off as this or that. When you do that, you’re usually missing the most beautiful and brilliant part of the picture. It is the layers of Gillis’s talent and intelligence that has always fascinated me.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pornagraphi (DVD) - Pink Flamingo Entertainment

Here's a very interesting title available now from the great Danish adult film company, Pink Flamingo Entertainment.

Buy Pornagraphi now! Right here: www.absurd-online.dk

Pornografi consists of a series of short-films done by Ole Ege before the legalisation of pornography. Also included on this DVD is the notorious film about the farmgirl Bodil.

Extras:
“Bodil, en sommerdag i juli 1970” (1970)
“Den kinesiske maske” (1964)
Plus slideshow & 4-siders booklet af Ole Ege
Released by Pink Flamingo

Above description from Absurd-online.dk!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Movie Review: Maraschino Cherry

Growing up in the '80s and '90s and being exposed to much of the XXX films of both eras, it was rare that a film was pleasing to the eye - aside from the copious amounts of naked bodies and sexual acts on display. Porn wasn't suppose to be something that you could hold up to other genre films in the technical sense. This is precisely why I love the '70s era of porn. Radley Metzger under his pseudonym of Henry Paris produced several soft-core, artsy erotica before he started producing much of the "high-class" pornography he's known for. Films like The Opening of Misty Beethoven and of course today’s Blue Cheese review, Maraschino Cherry. Maraschino Cherry along with Blonde Ambition and Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle are apart of the Elite Platinum Series from Video-X-Pix - a newer brand of adult DVD that really dwarfs most similar releases in every department.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sleazy 70s Stags on DVD!


Available for the first time to home entertainment, this astounding authentic 8mm Home Projector Loop Collection from the Sleazy '70s features Big-Busted-Beauties Uschi Digard (ILSA, SHE-WOLF OF THE SS, SUPER-VIXENS), Candy Samples (FLESH GORDON, BENEATH THE VALLEY OF THE ULTRA-VIXENS) and Grindhouse Hottie Rene Bond (FANTASM, CHIC '69). 24 Loops Plus Over 30 Minutes of Vintage Sexploitation Trailers on 1 DVD Over 3 Hours of Content!

Get your gigantic sloppy knocker fix now! Only from Independent Entertainment and MVD Visual.

Sleazy '70s Stags
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Movie Review: Joy


After reviewing Shaun Costello's classic rape-themed porn sickie, Forced Entry, another title dealing with rape included in its narrative came to my attention. This time it's a comedy, titled Joy, from director, Harley Mansfield. Joy's premise is actually quite original. The story involves a frigid young woman named Joy(Sharon Mitchell) who has no desire to have sex with her very eager boyfriend, Rick(Jay Pierce). On the way home from school one day, Joy is attacked by two hoodlums. She's forcibly knocked to the ground and raped by one of the slime-bags. As he pulls away upon ejaculation, Joy lunges toward him asking for "more". This scares the shit out of both. They bail as if they were the one victimized. Joy is now a new woman, exhilarated and very sexually charged from her unorthodoxed encounter.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Movie Review: Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle


Meet Annie Sprinkle. She’s an incredibly curvaceous red-head, sporting colossal DD breasts and vanilla skin. Annie loves sex. All kinds of sex - rough sex, soft sex, wet sex, smelly sex, any kind of sex with a woman or man(or both at the same time). Annie is an exhibitionist who would also like you to watch her have sex with numerous partners, exploring nearly all avenues of sexual fulfillment including: anal sex, cunnilingus, analingus, golden showers, titty fucking, "Dove"fucking(a nipple is used to rub on a clit) and good ol' fashion fuckin'. Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle: Platinum Edition from Video-X-Pix shows Annie doing all the above. If you like gigantic melons and truly wild sex please continue reading.


Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle is somewhat of a personal venture for Sprinkle. It’s almost like Annie invited you over to her house, chatted with you a little, showed you some pictures of her as a child, pictures of family then coaxes you to watch her do her favorite thing, have sex…lots of it. The first thing Annie would like to bring to your attention, is that there are two naked men arm-wrestling(!!) in front of her fireplace. Annie loves muscle-bound beefcake. She swiftly takes control of the situation, draining both gentlemen of their life-giving fluids.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Movie Review: The Voyeur

Take a look to the left at the cover of Brass's soft core erotica film, "The Voyeur (L'uomo Che Guarda)". Like what you see? Well good because Voyeur is chalk full of dairy aire supplied from naked curvaceous European women. This is a Tinto Brass film and if your acquainted with his work then you know what you're in for. The Voyeur however is my first foray into Tinto's work. I've known about him and his legendary status as an erotica filmmaker but have never had the chance to see it for myself until now. I can't say this is the best place to start in his vast catalog (Caligula, Salon Kitty) but it definitely suffices. The plot centers around Eduardo "Dodo" who is, you guessed it, a voyeur.


The plot goes like this. Dodo is a professor of French literature and lives in a nice penthouse with his bed ridden father Alberto and busty in house nurse Fausta. Silvia, Eduardo's blonde and beautiful wife has left him for another man. Dodo becomes extremely jealous and turns to his voyeur fetish in her absence. Dodo begins to watch everyone around him perform sexual acts. Dodo even secretly watches Fausta as she does more than just take care of Alberto, at his request. Eduardo also daydreams frequently, especially about Silvia. He also has flashbacks from when Dodo was younger about watching his mother and father having sex. All of this ties in together to form a predictable finale but it is an enjoyable watch.



When watching The Voyeur I actually felt like one myself. Many shots are first person, giving the notion that you are observing the carnal acts through Dodo's eyes. Tinto also directs scenes from a bird eyes view, giving the impression that maybe others are watching. Eyes are a very important factor in this film, pictures of them are all over the walls in Dodo's penthouse. Tinto's loving affection for asses is clearly shown. Whenever a female character is on screen, you know a behind shot is not far away. Breasts are on full display as well. Fausta struts around the house with her jugs popping out with zero care. Only thing that was pretty, shall I say oft putting, was the various women with chewbacca mane vagina's and...armpits. Seeing a beautiful woman with hair protruding from her pits is, well, gross. Moving along now...

Voyeur is actually a pretty good film. If you look past the strange customs of Europeans, how Silvia rubs her vagina in restaurant's for others to see, Alberto having a dildo for a cock (not joking) and Fausta masturbating with a cigar then this should be up your alley. As stated previously, it's a Tinto Brass film...you know what you're in for.

Cult Epics brings Voyeur to DVD in a Special Edition with a good anamorphic widescreen transfer. I had no problems with it, it's an independent erotica film from the 90's, it's a good as it allows. There a two audio tracks. One is the Italian language with optional English subtitles and a newly recorded English language track. Extras include: Photo Gallery, Trailers for Private, Cheeky!, Frivolous Lola, Miranda, All Ladies Do It, The Key and The Voyeur. A 20 minute interview with Tinto himself. Brass discusses his career, Voyeur, the novel it's adapted from, music and the director's cut. Also there is a Sneak Preview of Tinto's latest film, "Kick the Cock". Overall I have to say Cult Epics continues to give erotica films the respect they deserve.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Platinum Elite DVD Collection from Video X Pix!

Below are some premium examples of why we love the "Golden Age" of adult cinema. Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle, Maraschino Cherry and Blonde Ambition are packed with extras and re-mastered with care by Video X Pix, for their Platinum Elite Collection!

Find out more here: videoxpix.com







Sunday, October 31, 2010

Movie Review: More Than Sisters


Probably one of the more interesting places to set the backdrop for a vintage fuck-film would have to be in a run-down mental hospital. Shaun Costello's, More Than Sisters takes full advantage of this very idea. Costello, the director of such porn classics as Dracula Exotica, That Lady From Rio, Fiona on Fire and of course, the incomparable Waterpower also takes on the role of John Bollinger, an unconfident guy with coke-bottle thick spectacles, whose very concerned for his wife, Susie Bollinger(Lynn Stevens). Susie seems to be flipping out because of an onslaught of sexually charged dreams. Leave it to Dr Allan Bannister (Jamie Gillis) to help rectify the situation with his own brand of medicine. This hospital , as you'd expect, isn't your average medical facility: The doctors fuck the nurses, the nurses straddle the patients, the patients suck off all of the above. No doubt, sexual healing is the best kind of "therapy".


Monday, October 25, 2010

Movie Review: Pandora's Mirror


For several years, I’ve been an admirer of adult film director Shaun Costello. Shaun is the talented creator of such 35 mm Porn classics as , More than Sisters, Hot Dreams, Midnight Desires and the film I’m about to review for you , Pandora’s Mirror – starring adult film legend Veronica Hart and the late-great Jamie Gillis. The strange thing is though, I never knew –up until a few years ago- that I was a fan of Costello’s work, because this mans name had never been attached to his productions. It was the year 2005 when a bootleg adult film company had exposed this. Costello was using numerous pseudonyms for his features - Warren Evans, Russ Carlson, Helmuth Richler, Nicholas Berland, to name a few – where he was able to maintain some degree of anonaminity. Now, thankfully, Costello’s films are receiving legitimate releases in the best possible quality –utilizing the only remaining masters- via the Denmark based company, Pink Flamingo Entertainment. More importantly though, all features are director approved, by Costello himself.

Shaun Costello’s, Pandora’s Mirror, was produced about 8 years after the debut of his, notorious, feature-film directorial debut of, Forced Entry – also available by Pink Flamingo. The best way I can describe the plot of Shaun Costello's, Pandora's Mirror is; imagine the most perverse, sexually graphic episode of Friday the 13th: The Series. Only subtract the horror part, and you have a good indication of what this film entails. I seriously was thinking that, at any point in the picture that Jack Marshak, owner of the mysterious, "Curious Goods" antique shop, would surprise unsuspecting guests by trickling, runny, grandpa loads on their cabesas. No, Jack, from Friday the 13th: The Series, is not here. but the lovely, Veronica Hart is...THANK GOD!

Movie Review: Forced Entry


Adult films are rarely known for their potent narrative. The crossing of genres - Horror, action, science-fiction - in current porn is quite rare. Aside from the occasional Vivid production (which are mostly parodies), you don't see this too much – if so, it’s executed poorly. In the '70s and even the early '80s , their were many prime examples. One early example of a film that truly crosses two genres, is Shaun Costello's (Midnight Desires, Hot Dreams, Passions Of Carol, Pandora's Mirror and the amazing, Waterpower). Forced Entry - starring Costello's friend at the time, and porn legend, Harry Reems (Deep Throat, Devil in Miss Jones).

Forced Entry, has some interesting history behind it. This film is essentially one of the first - if not the first - features to combine graphic violence with hard-core sex. Forced Entry tells the depressing story of Vietnam veteran (Harry Reems, in an exceptionally skuzzy role), traumatized by flash-backs of his tumultuous tour-of-duty. This certainly doesn't help with the fact that he is also a psychotic and hates woman. His tools of destruction are a gun, a very large blade and his penis. This movie is not an easy watch. It's hardly comparable to Grandmothers Lust or some random Bukkakke offering – it’s just a different type of disturbing. Forced Entry was shot on 16 mm, around 1972-1973 in one day; and is known as one of Costello's most famous "one day wonders". The editing and the insertion of horrific Vietnam war stock footage gives Forced Entry such an authenticism it's hard to erase it from your mind. Forced Entry is gritty, grimy and startlingly voyeuristic in its presentation. You can literally smell what’s on the screen. It has an intensity and realism that will knock - similar films with higher budgets and longer shooting schedules - on their ass.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Back Room Blues: A Tribute to Smut Palace Insanity

by Heather Drain

You’ve seen it; we’ve all seen it. (Well at least those of us enough huevos to admit it.) You’re at the local video store and greeting your line of vision is the back room door, it’s seclusion promising you sights that may tantalize you, turn you on, or even scare the living bejeesuz out of you. What carnal delights await you in the 18+ video room?

Well unless you have time traveling powers or an exceptional video store, you will be greeted with scores of generic faces and bodies being pried open and splattered with semen. Worst of all is that none of these porn clones have the decency to even look like they are into it. At all. It’s like getting psyched up for a blind date with an exotic stranger and being greeted by your old Science teacher naked and with a dingus up his butt. Gross, wrong, and ultimately disappointing.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Da Vinci Load (DVD, Hustler Video)

Yep, this shit is real. It seems like nowadays porn companies will parody anything. Edward Penishands, Lawrence of a Labia, Womb Raider, Little Shop of Whores are just a few elaborate titles the porn industry has churned out. The Da Vinci Load is another spoof given the XXX treatment. The title had me laughing pretty hard, but the plot synopsis made it even better; "Operative of the Priory of Semen discover that Leonardo Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa....using his own semen. These keepers of the truth fuck in the name of art and kill anyone who gets in their way". Invite your friends over and make sure alcohol is present for additional hilarity.