”A Dream. A Fantasy. A Dark Journey into An Endless Game of Total Perversion”
Director: Jose M. Ponce
Year of production: 2000 by IFG
Year of U.S. release: 2004 by Smash Pictures
Who should buy this: Fans of Private-like feature films (no disrespect to IFG)
If you want a more detailed review, please read astroknight’s wonderfully written piece. Gothix’s appeal for me was the hot European cast that included Sophie Evans (who looks fantastic here), Laura Angel and Daniella Rush. I had heard of IFG, a porn studio based in Spain, for the first time when Smash Pictures announced Smash was going to distribute IFG flicks in the U.S. market. I went to the IFG website, www.grupoifg.com, to check out some of their trailers and I liked what I saw.
The production date of Gothix was 2000 but not released here in the U.S. until this year. A dead giveaway is Daniella Rush since her current physical condition would have made her scene all but impossible unless it was filmed a few years ago.
The basic plot of Gothix is an artist is being haunted by a chess board and something about in return for the artist’s soul, he would be granted eternal paradise. Sorry, it’s just hard for me to keep my attention for feature films. One quick note is the voice-over style of the movie. Except the typical oohs, aahs and moans during sex, the dialogue is dubbed with some lip synchronization but mostly voiced over similar to a commentary track. It didn’t bother me and I would have to say that the audio and video quality as well as the overall production values were very good.
There a total of 7 sex scenes and the best scenes were the 2nd with Nacho Vidal and Laura Angel that has good anal, the 3rd with Sophie Evans and 2 guys culminating in a DP, the 6th with Daniella Rush and 5 guys in a mini-gangbang that includes anal and DP in multiple positions.
The extras offer a photo gallery, a short “making of” vignette, trailer, and previews of some Smash Pictures flicks.
If you’re a fan of feature films with a tint of nastier sex or a fan of Euro talent such as Laura, Sophie and Daniella, then I would recommend Gothix, at the very least, as a rental with the condition to buy. I enjoyed 3 of the sex scenes and the production values were strong throughout. I wish IFG and Smash success in their partnership and I will be on the lookout for their future releases.