Studio: Black Magic
Director: Dennis Black Magic
Feature Time: 1:35:28
Themes: European, Documentary, Compilation
"The most highly awarded Belgian porn director ever talks about productions and the adult industry"
In this intriguing documentary film we get inside the mind of 'Belgian Porn King' Dennis Black Magic. I've never had a chance to see one of his films as they are not widely available in the States. Thanks to this screener copy, I can now see why Black Magic is such a highly regarded and award-winning European studio.
"Black Magic: 5 Years" is not your average porn movie. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the company and the director with a documentary feel. Interview segments are mixed with sex scenes from Black Magic movies and other rare footage.
The movie begins with a shot of Dennis smoking a cigarette and talking about what led up to his start in the adult industry. He started out as a "viewer" and "buyer" just like the rest of us porn lovers. Dennis began his career in erotic magazines in the 1990's, and his goal is to represent Belgium with porn movies of the highest quality. In the "magic year 2000" as Dennis calls it, Black Magic was born.
Dennis spends a lot of time talking about his 2003 film "54: The Legend," a lavish feature production starring Rita Faltoyano about the legendary Studio 54 disco in New York. The movie was a turning point for Black Magic and porn in general, as it was one of the first times Europe's biggest adult stars shot in Belgium.
One of Rita's scenes from "54" plays while Dennis comments on his directing. Rita fucks a guy on a large bed covered in money and he explains how the set reminded him more of a Hollywood production than an adult one. For the first time in the movie there is some sexual action, but its effect is not especially erotic as Dennis interrupts occasionally to talk about technical details of the filming.
Sandy Style's one-on-one scene in a luxurious bathroom from "54" lights up the screen with its sexual voracity. Dennis himself is amazed at the chemistry he was able to capture from Sandy and her male co-star. Most of the scene is presented here and it's a very fine indication of the quality of Black Magic's output. It's got some amazing heat as her male partner ravishes her on a sink counter vaginally and anally.
Dennis melds hardcore sex with the house music act the Lords of Acid in another scene highlighted from "54." While Rita and another girl get down and dirty in front of a stage, the band performs for a true multi-sensory experience. The director loved the fact that the Lords of Acid could perform live at the same time that world star Rita 'performs live' as well!
The film "Perfection" is another highlight of Dennis' career. He expresses a desire to make a porn movie that can reach a very large audience: men, women, and couples. Angel Dark and Silvia Saint come together in a slow-moving but very erotic scene from the film. The movie is called "Perfection" for a reason, explains Dennis; it is his masterpiece movie to date.
Silvia Saint's excellent and water-soaked masturbation sequence with a glass dildo from the movie is presented with commentary from Dennis and Silvia herself. She also considers "Perfection" to be one of her best performances.
Next up is Angel Dark's scorching-hot scene in slow motion from the same film. I don't recall ever seeing Angel looking better than this. After riding a guy and jerking him off to orgasm, Angel meets Silvia in a nice Lesbian scene on a carved wooden bed.
Dennis talks about the lovely Katsumi and her AVN award. He booked her for a "special bonus" and describes her incredible anal and deep-throating abilities. There's music playing the whole time as there is in every sex scene on the disc. It's very European sounding dance or techno music exclusively. I liked the music personally and thought Dennis did a nice job giving the viewer a complete sensory experience. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the scene featuring Rita and the Lords of Acid from "54."
The director was not joking about Katsumi's stellar sexual abilities and she puts them on display in a great deep-throat blowjob and facial scene. For his final words, Dennis talks of retiring after 5 long years and "saying good-bye" to the adult industry.
The film finishes with a Lesbian three-way between Katsumi and two other fine babes. It's another highlight as all three girls attack each other with great passion and intensity. One of the better all-girl scenes I've viewed in a while.
"Black Magic: 5 Years" is an in-depth look at what appears to be a top-notch studio with a driven and visionary director at the helm. This is an excellent overview of Dennis' work. Included are six scenes from two of his premier movies "54" and "Perfection" as well as two great bonus scenes with Katsumi. The interview segments also held my attention as Dennis discusses his craft.
Everything in the film is exquisitely shot feature porn, which I imagine could have a very wide appeal as Dennis envisions to single men, women, and couples. Black Magic competes very well technically with other top Euro studios like Private and Marc Dorcel. Their productions are high-budget, lavishly shot, artistic and aesthetically pleasing erotica. Feature film fans are highly encouraged to give Dennis' hard work a look, and this movie is a great introduction.
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