What is the Masterpiece Collection?
I suppose it is my personal pornography Hall of Fame. It is only for those select films that I consider to be at the very pinnacle of the industry. This is an honor reserved only for films that I believe will stand the test of time.
The Chameleon - The Details
Studio - VCA
Director - John Leslie
Female Cast - Tori Welles, Victoria Paris, Selena Steele, Debi Diamond, April West, Rose, Pamela, Lynn Francis
Male Cast - Peter North, Tom Byron, Buck Adams, Joey Silvera, Axel Horn, Scott Irish, Ray Victory
Running Time - 1 hours 15min (approx)
This is a true classic! This 1989 film stands the test of time better than I would have ever imagined considering the last time I viewed this masterpiece was over a decade ago. Sure this is a rather bare bones transfer from video to DVD, but the feature is just so well done that I could not resist giving this walk down memory lane a five star score.
This film may very well be Tori's best. Tori looks her prime in this film and was one of the select few pornstars of the era that could still compete in the looks category with today's better looking talent. The emotion, and sexual energy she displays during her three sex scenes is fundamentally what makes this disc so highly watchable after all these years. The rest of the cast is full of major some of the major stars of yesterday, like Victoria Paris , Debi Diamond and a pre-implants Selena Steele. Now I realize that by today's standards the cast is not the best, but considering the slim pickings of the time this cast would have scored five on looks if I was reviewing it then.
On another note I might add the the limited production values of the time (although they are relatively high for its time) added a sense of realism and believability to the sex, when combined with the relaxed and natural acting style used to great effect.
Now this is a rare example of the kind of plot that actually does work in porn! The plot creates excellent scenarios for interesting sex, is always directly related to the sex, is short & sweet, and is often arousing on its own. It turns out Tori's character can transform herself into different women. Talk about a perfect girlfriend. The plot runs with the idea very nicely, throwing in a nice twist ending. Tori and most of the cast do a surprisingly solid job acting. I hate it when adult movie try to perform story lines that call fore extensive non sexual acting segments. This film really hits a nice balance.
Scene 1 April West
This short scene with April has her taking on two guys. It is a decent scene, but not anything too exciting.
Scene 2 Debi Diamond
Here we are treated to an energetic performance from a fresh faced Debi Diamond. We first see her emerging, still wet from the shower. A very good scene as she goes to town on a very 80s looking Tom Byron.
Scene 3 Tori Welles & Victoria Paris
Mr. North is the third member of this historic threeway. I can remember quite a few critics in the past pointing to this scene an one of the all time threesomes. The scene gets started once Tori walks in on North and Paris, she quickly joins in and helps the Victoria deal with the "Loadman." You can really notice the North and Paris are living in the days of big hair, it is almost comical. However Welles still looks every bit the sexpot I remember. She is one of the women with an extremely fit fuller body, but a body that is in absolutely perfect shape, allowing the light to display every seductive womanly curve. The three of them go on to create some serious heat. Watching Tori grind away on North with that kind of passion is an entertaining site. The scene ends well with Tori enthusiastically trying to finish Peter of with so tit fucking and cock sucking until the "Loadman" does cometh. Historic!
Scene 4 Victoria Paris, Lynn Francis and Pamela Rose
This scene is essentially two separate scenes cut together.(I hate it when they do this) We see Lynn and Pamela, in a rather unimpressive threesome with Ray Victory, and Victoria and Buck Adams go one on one. Victoria's scene her is pretty good, but suffers from beginning mixed together with the other.
Scene 5 Tori Welles
Here we see Tori and Tom go at it, in a fantastic little scene. Man she just looks soo good in this film and seems so into every sex scene. This scene is no exception!
Scene 6 Selena Steele
This nice little scene gives us an early look at the soon to be 90s star Selena Steele. She looks great here still with her natural breasts, and a healthy bush. Her and Joey engage in some very passionate sex and create some real heat. My only complaint is this scene is a not lit that well, and she keeps a little too much clothing on, I would have liked to have a better look at that amazing body.
Scene 7 Tori Welles
Finally we se a torrid Tori Welles, in driven into a sexual frenzy by Buck Adams. The two start of elegantly dressed. Buck in a tux, and Tori in a white evening dress. Here Tori delivers my favorite line of the film, "Did you come here to ask me twenty questions, ot to Fuck me?" Buck receives an impressive BJ with a little deepthroating, before he seductively undresses Tori, revealing some sexy lingerie. Tori rides him first in the cowgirl position then reverse cowgirl. During both she is wild making for some intense sex.
Not much here, but at least there are chapter selections
This may be an old piece of pornography and it may be lacking some of the current hardcore fair, but it still captures the performances of some serious sexual talents, just as well if not better than most of the new stuff we see on the shelves today. If you are happy with this on video, than you can probably do without the DVD, but if you are like me and you just can't go back to VHS then this DVD deserves a place in porn veteran's collection.
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