Running Time: 83 min.
Production Date: 11 / 01 / 1993
Director: Fred J. Lincoln
Cast: Julia Ann, Rocco Siffredi, Celeste, Diva, Melanie Moore, Nikki Sinn, Woody Long, and Aaron Colt
Initial Expectations: I haven’t been too impressed with either Fred J. Lincoln or Sin City’s early DVDs, so I’m not expecting too much here.
Initial Reaction: It’s a great movie that’s almost completely ruined by poor audio quality
Who Should Watch It : Fans of anybody in the cast and couples looking for a variety of different romantic scenes
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody who wants high technical aspects or more extreme sex
Audio /Video Quality: The audio, in a word, sucks. It’s so low that all I could really make out was a little bit of speaker hum from cranking it up almost all the way. I could also hear a little music, but that’s about it. The only good thing about the audio is that it doesn’t appear to be dubbed at all. Surprisingly, the video is pretty good. It does have a little grain, but that’s not surprising with a movie that’s pushing ten years and was made well before DVD. The lighting is normally pretty even, and clear out to the edges.
Music: The music has a fairly classical feel to it, and does include some recognizable classics such as the first movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. It seems a little loud compared with the rest of the audio, but with how horrible the rest of the audio is, that doesn’t mean much.
Disc Problems / Complaints: Sin City’s frequent annoyances are in full force here. First, you have to sit through three commercials for phone sex and Sin City’s website. You can scan through them but not skip them entirely, no matter how badly you want to because you’ve seen them on almost every other Sin City DVD. Second, the time stamp in the feature isn’t there through the entire feature. The feature is split across two titles, with the first not having a time stamp and the second having one, which is very weird. You can’t scan back past the start of the second title if you want to, and you can’t skip around in the first part if you want to. This was a common problem with Sin City’s DVDs, and one that thankfully doesn’t seem to be around any more.
Menus: The main menu is extremely plain, and doesn’t even have any animation. I think this was a very early DVD for Sin City, so it’s not something I’m really holding against them here, such as the forced commercials at the start of the DVD. The chapter menu is just as plain, and lets you choose a scene based on a scene number and a small clip of the scene.
The Feature: The Diary of Casanova is about a step or two away from a vignette movie. Julia Ann finds the aforementioned diary, and reads the stories in it. She gets into it so much that she starts imagining herself in some of the situations and locations that are in the diary. Things also change when Casanova (Rocco Siffredi) shows up looking for his diary.
Rocco Siffredi starts things out with Diva, a nice looking woman with some definite ethnicity to her. It has a kind of Marc Antony and Cleopatra feel to it, with Diva starting out dressed like the Egyptian and Rocco like a Roman soldier. He licks her furry pussy before she returns the favor with a slow blow and hand job. Diva even takes it a step further by removing Rocco’s sandals and sucking his toes and licking his feel a bit. Rocco helps out by moving one of his feet up by his cock so Diva can suck both his cock and big toe at the same time. Although Diva doesn’t go after Rocco’s cock with any of the energy of the women in most of Rocco’s current movies, she does keep things interesting and fun. She looks up to smile at Rocco frequently, movies her head around so she can easily lick his balls, and even tries giving him a handjob with the added stimulation of some of the beads from the cap she’s wearing. I was almost sad when she moved up to kiss Rocco and ride his cock. They nicely transition between the reverse cowgirl and missionary, with Diva leaning back to suck Rocco’s toes before Rocco leans forward himself. They finish things up with a bit of side-saddle action before Rocco implies an internal pop shot. Although most of it is a very fun scene with great chemistry, the ending brings it down quite a bit.
Celeste, a gorgeous brunette with a great set of tits in addition to her overall great body, shows up next in a 1920s style scene with Woody Long. Celeste starts out kneeling on a piano bench and leaning on the top of the piano. She sucks on the pearls in her necklace as Woody licks her pussy from behind and then passes them back to him so he can run them across her naughty parts. She turns around and lets Woody admire the rest of the package before putting her much admired oral skills to work on his cock. Once again, she adds the pearls to the play, holding them in her mouth as she sucks his cock, but not for long. She takes her time licking and sucking her way around Woody’s woody, and gives it the added spit whenever she thinks necessary. Woody moves on to slide his shaft into Celeste’s snatch in the doggie and missionary style before unloading an impressive does of dick droppings in and around Celeste’s mouth and dripping down to her massive mams.
Julia Ann imagines herself back in the 1920s next, with Celeste returning to join her. Although Rocco almost always does a great job, these two ladies were the main thing I wanted to see here, and having them together in the same scene was more than I could have hoped for when I pickup it up. The girls slowly undress each other, caress each other with their gloved hands, and patiently work each other over without any toys. The only props that are used at all are the strands of pearls that each girl wears around her neck. Julia sucks on one pair as Celeste runs another into and around Julia’s pussy. Celeste drives most of the scene, and only receives at the end when Julia moves up so they can grind their pussies against each other. Not surprisingly, this is an extremely hot scene.
Aaron Colt gets the pleasure of Julia Ann next. After stripping her out of her dress, he licks and bites her ass from behind both as she lays on the bed and when she’s on all fours. It’s slightly rough, but Julia does seem to be enjoying it. Julia starts to return the favor, removing Aaron’s pants and then moving to suck his cock as he stands before her, but he pushes her away, loosely ties her hands together, and then kisses his way across her front before fucking her well augmented tits. After how the initial mood of the scene starts out, the cocksucking is surprisingly tender, although Julia does put some nice energy into it, earning her a tongue on her pussy for part of the time as she sucks Aaron’s cock. After both appear completely warmed up, Aaron starts fucking Julia missionary style before rolling her onto her side and stomach as he continues to fuck her. Aaron finishes himself off between Julia’s tits, jerking off, and having Julia suck his cock a bit more before giving her a taste of his creamy goodness in a full frontal facial assault. It’s a very hot scene that has great chemistry as well.
Finally, Rocco takes on Melanie Moore and Nikki Sinn. The girls are both fairly average looking, but the scene is very good from the start as everybody really seems to be into everybody else. They quickly get past the foreplay and into the fucking, with Nikki starting out on Rocco’s cock while Melanie pulls it out to suck and plays with Nikki’s ass. Melanie also gets a nice treat, with Nikki eating her pussy as Rocco fucks her, and then getting Rocco’s fingers in each of her holes as Nikki sucks Rocco’s cock. They move around for a bit more oral play before Nikki takes it in the ass while Melanie plays with Nikki’s pussy and Rocco’s ass. Melanie never takes Rocco in her ass, but stands by to help as much as she can and gets right in there for the pop shot that she shares with Nikki. It’s a great group scene, and a great one to finish the feature with.
The Diary of Casanova is a great movie that’s almost ruined by the technical aspects. There isn’t much of a story here, but the sex is extremely well done. This is one of the rare movies where everybody does a good job, and as a result, even the worst scene here is above average. This really says something when you have people as talented as Julia Ann, Celeste, and Rocco Siffredi leading the cast. Unfortunately, the audio is horrible and I had to crank up the volume almost as much as possible just to hear the music. The Diary of Casanova is a hot movie, despite its problems.
Extras: trailers are included for Eighteen & Awesome, Eighteen & Anxious, and the first four Just 18 movies. The photo gallery contains about thirty four slightly blurry photos that look like they were taken directly from the feature. You also have the option to watch the forced commercials at the beginning again.
Themes: Straight, toe-ing, lesbian, rimming (male > female and female > female), tit-fuck, B&D, group, anal, and male anal stimulation
Raincoat Factor: High
Overall: Currently, The Diary of Casanova can be found online for between $9 and $24 with a few stores offering it for under $12. Although the movie is very hot, I wouldn’t recommend paying much more than the bottom line on this one. The audio is extremely weak here, to the point that somebody should be job hunting for a long time. The extras are just as weak, but this was very common in Sin City’s DVDs and shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Note to Sin City: I really wish this feature hadn’t had such horrible audio quality. Even given an average technical treatment, this feature should have gotten at least another full point overall. Unfortunately, since I could barely hear any of the movie, I can’t say that it’s even of average quality.
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