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3 A.M.

Studio: Cal Vista Classics
Category:  Classic , Straight
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astroknight's ratings for 3 A.M.:
Overall Rating 1.5 stars
3 A.M. overall rating 1.5 stars
Female Looks 3 A.M. Female looks rating 2 stars
Male Looks 3 A.M. Male looks rating 2 stars
Sex 3 A.M. Sex rating 1.5 stars
 
Plot/Acting 3 A.M. Plot/Acting rating 3.5 stars
Extras 3 A.M. DVD Extras rating 1 star
Audio/Video Quality 3 A.M. A/V Quality rating 3.5 stars
Worth$8.00
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Reviewed by astroknight  on  7/7/2001

Running Time: 86 min.

Production Date: sometime in the 1970s

Director: Robert McCallum

Cast: Georgina Spelvin, Rhonda Gallard, Judith Hamilton, Clair Dia, Frank Mauro, Charles Hooper, Rob Rose, and Sharon Thorpe

Initial Expectations: NuTech has been doing a good job bringing back some of the classic adult films from the 1970s. I’m hoping this is another one worth their effort.

Initial Reaction: It’s a nice change from today’s standard porn, but kind of a let down.

Who Should Watch It : Fans of classic porn, couples, and people who like a strong storyline and extremely realistic looking people

Who Should Avoid It: Fans of hardcore porn and raincoaters

Audio /Video Quality: Although it might be older than I am, NuTech has done a pretty good job of restoring 3 a.m. . The audio is pretty clear throughout the feature as is the video. There are quite a few scratches in the film and a lot of it is dark, but for the age of the film it’s pretty good.

Music: The music sounds just like the music in early 1970s TV shows.

Menus: The menus are extremely simple and have short flashes from other features flash on every few seconds.

The Feature: 3 a.m. starts out like an adult soap opera. Kate (Georgina Spelvin) is living with her sister, Elaine’s (Rhonda Gallard) family. She’s helped raise her niece Stacey (Claire Dia) and nephew Ronnie (Charles Hooper), and had been having an affair with her brother-in-law Mark (Frank Mauro)for fifteen years. She doesn’t want to hurt her sister, but feels an emptiness that can only be filled by Mark. When Elaine kicks Mark out she thinks she has it made, but accidently kills him in an argument when she finds out Mark plans on leaving them all behind to go off and find himself. From then on, 3 a.m. follows all of them a they try to deal with Mark’s death.

As with almost all classic porn, the sex is intertwined with the story. You don’t always have a noticeable spot where you know people are going to start having sex. You also don’t always know who’s going to end up having sex. Just because two half naked people meet in a shower doesn’t mean they’re going to have sex. 3 a.m. doesn’t follow this as closely as some other classics, such as The Senator’s Daughter , but still follows it to a point. You also don’t have the mandatory pop shot. That’s right facial frowners, you don’t have to worry about seeing a gal worry if she’ll ever see again. The cast is also much older than in today’s porn. Well, at least the women are older, with some of them looking like they might really have teenage kids. The guys have stayed the same age from then to now.

Georgina Spelvin has several scenes throughout the feature. The first major scene is a flashback to fucking Frank Mauro. There isn’t any real foreplay and there isn’t a pop shot. Afterwards she masturbates a little and is later visited by a strange woman (Judith Hamilton) as she takes a shower. There aren’t any toys used, but their fingers go everywhere. Later, she works over her Claire Dia after putting her to bed. Once again, it’s a very short scene that basically consists of Georgina fingering and licking Claire’s pussy.

Rhonda Gallard also gets a few short scenes. She starts out with Frank Mauro in the opening scene and then bangs Rob Rose, the guy who buys his boat after he dies. Neither scene amounts to much.

Vicki (Sharon Thorpe), the neighbor and perhaps the best looking woman in the feature, notices Charles Hooper watching her from outside and puts on a show for him. It’s a short masturbation scene, but manages to build a little heat as it goes. Later, Charles builds up enough nerve to go up to her house and they end up gettin’ it on. This was by far the best scene in the movie. It actually built heat and had both foreplay and intercourse, including a pop. It’s still a short scene, but it manages to work well in its time.

Charles Hooper and Claire Dia also get together after each have their own experiences with Georgina and Sharon. There’s both foreplay and intercourse once again as well as a little nut butter on the sister’s stomach.

Although 3 a.m. claims to be made to turn you on, I can’t say it worked that well for me. Most of the scenes are extremely short and there’s a lot of space between them. The plot, which revolves around a family dealing with the death of the father, isn’t sexy either although it is very well acted and fairly well written. I’m thankful I didn’t watch this at 3 a.m. because if I did, it would have probably put me to sleep before I got to a decent sex scene. On the plus side, it ends with real credits so you know who’s who.

Extras: The main extra is trailers for Boogie Now, Coming to Beverly Hills, Coming to Beverly Hills 2, My Best Friend’s Wife, It’s a Wonderful Life, Pandora Peaks, The Price of an Education, Sensual Experience, Promises - Collector’s Edition , Sex, Lies, & The President , and the Kaylan Nicole series. A photo gallery lasting about a minute and three quarters with five seconds per photo is also included. The photos all look like they were lifted directly from the feature. There’s also some website and company information.

Themes: Straight, masturbation, lesbian, anal, toe-ing, tit-fuck, and incest

Raincoat Factor: Low

Overall: Currently, 3 a.m. can be found online for between $10 and $22 with several stores offering it for under $17. If you’re a fan of classic porn, I’d recommend it at the low end. If you’re considering this as your first classic, rent it first. It’s a little different from other classics and not as friendly to today’s porn viewer. The transfer is very good for the feature’s age, but there aren’t really any extras.

Note to NuTech: It’s great to see you remastering some of the classics. A few extras, such as I-Candy or VCA has included on some of their releases from the 70s such as a commentary with an expert on classic porn. A few trailers for some of your other classics would also be nice.

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