Stars: Becky Savage, Bunny Bleu, Crissi Stevens, Desiree Cousteau, Deidra Hopkins, Georgina Spelvin, Helga Sven (as Helga), Honey Wilder, Jennifer West, Cara Lott (as Kara Lott), Kay Parker, Kristara Barrington (as Kim Barrington), Maria Tortuga, Melanie Scott, Pat Manning, Seka, Serena, Sherrie Smith, Suzanne McBain, Terri Hall, Dino Alexander, Eric Edwards, Hershel Savage, Jesse Adams, John Holmes, Kevin James, Michael Parker, Mike Eyke, Mike Ranger, Paul Thomas, Randy West, Reggie Gunn, Ron Jeremy, Scott Irish, Starbuck and Bill Margold
Running time: 76 minutesPaul Thomas and Honey Wilder are in the corner of a swimming pool together, acting as hosts for what's a compilation of clips from sixteen different flicks. There is no story, only the intros that Paul and Honey offer.
So what you get is a mega clip-show that's a Who's-Who of porn from that era, and it's all action.
The downside of this is that you have to wonder who edits these things. There's a lesbian scene with Kay Parker. The scene lasts for a decent amount of time, but it ends with Kay stradling her partner's face, and she's just hoisted one of her fabulous boobs up to suck on her own nipple—something I've never seen her do before. Clip ends! I wanted to throw a boot at the tv screen.
Likewise, Eric Edwards is laying the wood to Deidra Hopkins on a chaise lounge and the scene ends with a blur-out in mid-thrust. No cumshot at all. It's as if someone's running a stopwatch and says, that's it. Next scene.
There's also not a true sex scene between our hosts. They fool around a bit, and supposedly during the final intro, she's fucking him reverse cowgirl style. But since they're both almost totally submerged in the pool, who knows if it's real or an act.
If you watch the intros, Eric and Honey name the performers and the movie the clip comes from: but they're all "outakes," according to our hosts. Since I haven't seen any of the originals, I don't know if that means these are scenes that were cut from the final movie version, or whether they're just clips from those movies. The scenes seem perfectly good so I don't know why they would have been edited out; this is definitely not a blooper reel. But why are some cut short? This feature itself is only 76 minutes, so it's not like they were under a horrific time constraint.
Enough carping. There are 16 scenes and there's quite a lot of variation. You got straight sex, lots of cock-sucking, some anal, and lesbian. You got Honey Wilder, Ron Jeremy when he's still young, Becky Savage, Mike Ranger, Bunny Bleu, Cara Lott, Jennifer West, Kay Parker, Hershel Savage, Seka, Desiree Cousteau and John Holmes, plus a bunch more. Chances are, there ought to be something in here to please.
Special features: a slideshow, three trailers for other VCX titles, and the usual website links
Production values: pretty good. This was done during the end of the Golden Era of film and features, and the cinematography's good. The video is clear and clean and colorful; the music score varies depending on whatever was used in the original movie, but it's surprisingly light on that god-awful funk-rock crap that was so popular at the time.
The DVD itself is nicely put together. There's nothing special, but each scene gets a chapter break so you can quickly skip to whatever you're looking for.
Final verdict: it's a mixed bag. I like compilations and this had great potential; it's a who's who of porn stars from the era, there's a great mix of combinations and acts, and it's got a relatively rare Kay Parker lesbo scene. But some of the scenes (including Kay's) are cut short for no good reason; there should be a Blue Balls warning label on the DVD case.