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Overall Rating 4.5 stars
Best by Private 67: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Anthology overall rating 4.5 stars
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Sex Best by Private 67: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Anthology Sex rating 4 stars
 
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Reviewed by Laszlo  on  6/1/2005
This 2 disc compilation set from Private is probably going to be over-looked by a lot of gonzo fans. Private's status with mainstream porn consumers as the equivalent of what Vivid Video was in the late 90s is probably to be expected. Still, there are several noteworty scenes included in this collection, some of which are must-see quality. The scenes breakdown as follows;

DISC ONE
Scene 1: Katja Kean, Anastasia, Brigita, Andrew Youngman. from Fatal Orchid, 11/1997 d: Pierre Woodman
This clip shows a young Katja in some slightly low-light, indoor conditions but adequate video quality. I should clarify that average picture quality for most Private scenes is usually better than average quality for gonzo. The exceptions are usually due to the older, original source material (eg., analog video from the pre-digital era). The scene is a fairly hot, 3 girl-1 guy with some RC-anal from Katja. The popshot is the old standard, cutaway to male-performer's face before the dribbly shot to the girls' faces variety.

Scene 2: Erika Bella, Alberto Rey, Joey Verducci. from Virgin Treasures 2, 2/1994 d: Frank Thring.
This scene is one of the treasures of the set. Erika Bella in her prime in a very hot threesome, outdoors. Erika provides a lot of energy and chemistry here and the 2 cumshots she takes to the face are worthy for such a hot performer. The image shows a little noise/grain in the shadows, but that does not detract from the scene. Fans of her would enjoy this clip.

Scene 3: Olivia delRio, Monique Covet, Jean Yves LeCastel, Richard Langin, Alain Deloin from The Gigolo, 6/1995 d:Pierre Woodman
This is another older clip with average video quality. Olivia and Monique are taken out of a car in the middle of the woods before getting worked on top of the hood by the 3 guys. A fairly hot scene which ends with Monique taking 2 good quality cumshots to her face and Olivia taking one.

Scene 4: Tania Russof, Richard Langin. from The Pyramid, 11/1996. d: Pierre Woodman.
This was one of the bigger-budget, full feature productions from Private and features the exotic Tania in ornate attire at a turkish style bath. Some brief anal before she strokes the guy and takes a decent pop on her cheek and tongue.

Scene 5: Barby, Tiffany, Cindy, Tina, David Perry, C Ice, Nick Lang. from Gladiator (Private Gold 54 12/2001). d:Antonio Adamo
This is the orgy scene from Gladiator and while fairly hot with some of the girls getting DP'd and anal, this scene suffers from perhaps too much going on at the same time. I wouldn't mind if this were edited down to focus on Barbara alone who takes 2 decent sized cumshots to her face and mouth.

Scene 6: Silvia Saint, Rumika, Lexington Steele. from The Academy, 5/2000 d:Frank Thring.
A memorable IR scene featuring Silvia in latex rubber fetish gear. Fans of her already know about her prowess & ability with Lex' large rod. It's a fantastic clip, with high energy level from both girls. Watching Silvia take all of it from Lex hard (and thrusting just as hard back) is always amazing. Both do anal and Silvia takes a decent splatter shot to her cheek.

Scene 7: Sandy Style, Jennifer Dark, Toni Ribas, Bryan. from Sex Angels12/2003. d:Xavi Dominguez
A more conventional gonzo clip from Private as they started to move away from the glossy high-production values. Sandy looks great here (and gets some good doggy-style anal) and Jennifer actually does a DP. They share a facial. A good fuck scene but Sandy probably has better performances elsewhere.

Scene 8: Vanda, Violet, Steve Hooper, Tony Di Sergio. from The Scottish Loveknot, 6/2002 d:Gazzman.
Not that familiar with the performers here but both women turn in fine performances with some hard-pounding anal. No facials, both ladies take cumshots to the torso.

Scene 9: Stacy SIlver, Simony Diamond, George Uhl. from The Millionaire, 1/2004 d:Alessandro Del Mar
Stacy resembles Paris Hilton in some shots here. Simony & Stacy both do anal. A mildly hot 3-some ending with George jerking on Stacy's fine ass.

Scene 10: Silvia Saint, Lea DeMae, Franco Roccaforte, Nacho Vidal. from Dangerous Things, 3/2000 d:Antonio Adamo
This is another gem of the set. The late, gorgeous Lea DeMae looks very fresh-faced here in one of the few IR scenes she did. No need for details, as Lea always looked stunning and was a terrific performer on camera. Silvia also looks beautiful as ever and turns in a great scene with Nacho. The only negative is the lack of good ambient audio since there's a music track over this segment. Still, a must-see for fans of either Silvia and/or Lea.

DISC TWO

Scene 11: Mia Stone, Loureen Kiss, Ian Scott. from Exotic Illusions, 12/2000 d:Pierre Woodman
A moderately hot 3-some on the beach. Rather non-descript clip that ends with a near invisible, shared oral cumshot.

Scene 12: Michelle Wild, Maria Bellucci, Alberto Rey, Thomas Stone. from Brides & Bitches, 3/2001 d:Kovi
Michelle Wild has always been a favorite of mine but I especially liked her back when she had short hair as here. Some great close-ups of her face with eye-contact during BJ with her bridal veil on. She gives a great, intense performance here while getting DP'd. Michelle strokes the guy off to a messy, splattering climax. Great post-cum head as well. Probably not her greatest scene (she has many great ones) but definitely up there.

Scene 13: Stacy Silver, Sebastian Barrio, Andrea Moranti. from The Private Life of Stacy Silver, 7/2004 d:Little Al
This one shows Stacy off better than the earlier clip with some more tease footage as she puts on suntan oil while on a boat. A good, hard 3-some follows with some anal, a DP and gaping. Both guys stroke off good sized loads onto her face as she wears sunglasses. They make her lick it off the glasses. Stacy looks great and this is probably her hottest scene filmed for Private.

Scene 14: Bobbi Eden, Toni Ribas. from The Private Story of Bobbi Eden, 6/2004: d:Hot Frame
A nice change of pace as Bobbi has a distinctly all-American girl-look to her. This clip starts out with a POV BJ in a dark theater lit only with a flashlight. Interesting...but luckily it's not all shot that way. Bobbi gets fingered and does some A2M here but the action seems a little awkward because of the chairs & set-up. It ends with a near invisible oral cumshot.

Scene 15: Sandra Shine, Lora, May. from Explosive Women, 8/2002 d:Andrew Youngman & John Walton
A nice G/G/G clip with toys featuring the lovely Sandra Shine. An interesting outdoor scene that just reinforces the theory that Private shoots & edits G/G scenes more for the eye-candy in front of the camera rather than the intensity of the performances.

Scene 16: Dana Vespoli, Benjamin Brat. from Anal Love Stories, 12/2003 d:Skeeter Kerkove
An odd inclusion since this scene along with Castings are probably the least Private-esque of the set. It's all about the action though as Dana is particularly nasty here. Some deep-throat gagging and rimming, so this one's not for everyone. A decent facial and some cum head again.

Scene 17: Judith Fox. from Castings X 32, 8/1998 D-Pierre Woodman
Ditto above. Judith gets nailed pretty hard in this clip which was shot entirely with one stationary camera (on tripod). The action was good but the lack of good close-ups detract from it.

Scene 18: Sandra Mark, Ramon Nomar, Mick Blue, Steve Hooper, Tony De Sergio. from  More Than She Expected, 3/2003 d:Tony De Sergio & Steve Hooper
Basically a mini-gang bang scene with Sandra getting plenty of anal & gaping. Sandra takes 1 facial (one completely missed!) and 2 shots to her rack.

Scene 19: Alexa Weix, Maria, Maya Gold, Sandra Russo, Tina Time, Francesco Malcom, Greg Centauro, Sebastian Barrio from Paradise Island, 10/2002 d:Alessandro Del Mar
Another orgy scene this time on a boat. It's heavily edited and the main problem with that is your focus is constantly shifting from one girl to the next. Sandra Russo takes a decent load on her tits and chin.

Scene 20: Katja Kassin, Violet, Lara Stevens, Steve Hooper from Island Fever, 7/2002 d:Ton Herold
Katja Kassin appears halfway through this clip and takes over from the other girls. No anal though and after spooning, the guy strokes onto her pussy and feet(why?!).

Scene 21: Julie Silver, Gabriel Montoya. from Theatre Of Lust, d:Susi Medusa Gottardi
Julie's in fetish gear and dominatrix mode. The guy gets to pound her hard anally as she talks nasty with her strong Czech accent. It's good action but fairly mild for BDSM fetishers and arguably for raincoaters as well.

OVERALL IMPRESSIONS
There are some gems here for fans of Michelle Wild, Silvia Saint and Lea DeMae. If you haven't seen these scenes already, it's definitely worth a look.The second disc is a little lean as they were going more for variety than quality I believe. I would've definitely preferred more scenes of Michelle or Silvia than a couple of the segments chosen.

There are some cool extras included with some behind-the-scenes footage of Private at the Cannes Film Festival 1999 and 2002. These would be of interest to both fans of Private as well as casual viewers as there's plenty of nudity and some sexual content in both.

It's easy to pass off a lot of Private's stuff as borderline softcore or tame compared to the majority of gonzo today. If you can look past the gloss and heavy self-promotion, there are some quality hardcore scenes here with top-notch talent. Video & audio quality is good with minor problems only on the older (pre-1996) footage due to the age and limits of the original source material (analog video). It's ironic to me how a Private video seems like a nice change of pace from the current gonzo porn. Recommended.



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