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Hustler Platinum 5: Arsenic 2

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Flash's ratings for Hustler Platinum 5: Arsenic 2:
Overall Rating 2.5 stars
Hustler Platinum 5: Arsenic 2 overall rating 2.5 stars
Female Looks Hustler Platinum 5: Arsenic 2 Female looks rating 4.5 stars
Male Looks Hustler Platinum 5: Arsenic 2 Male looks rating 4 stars
Sex Hustler Platinum 5: Arsenic 2 Sex rating 3 stars
 
Plot/Acting Hustler Platinum 5: Arsenic 2 Plot/Acting rating 1.5 stars
Extras Hustler Platinum 5: Arsenic 2 DVD Extras rating 1.5 stars
Audio/Video Quality Hustler Platinum 5: Arsenic 2 A/V Quality rating 4 stars
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Reviewed by Flash  on  3/3/2004

Arsenic - Part 2


A disc review by Flash
Release Specs:

Distributor: Hustler
Edition Details: Standard
MSRP: $39.95
DVD Release Date: February 2003


Movie Specs:

Genres:
Feature Film, Foreign
Run Time: 105 minutes
Rated: XXX
Release Year: 2002
Director: Pierre Woodman
Written by: Pierre Woodman (written by), Vincent Winner (original screenplay), Judith Pryzdetétt (script)
Cast: Drimla, Alicia, Sophie Wild (as Sophie), Orsolya, Lilly, Philippe Duroc, Pascal St. James, Bob Terminator, Alain Deloin, JPX, Angie Scott (as Suzie), Passion

      Disc Specs:

Audio: English 2.0 Stereo (dubbed)
Subtitles: none
Video: Full Screen, 1.33:1
Video Format: NTSC
Regional Code: 0 (All)
Disc: DVD 9 (SS, DL)
Special Features: Director's Profile, Slide Show, Cast List, Previews
DVD-ROM Special Features: none
  

menu screen Synopsis:
In the conclusion of the Arsenic series, investigator Jonathan Stark (Philippe Duroc) gets himself invited into the home of Georges Stuart (Pascal St. James) along with Journalist Emma (Alicia), who is a friend of Elodie's (Drimla), to find out if the secret society exists and if they did orchestrate the death of Elodie's husband.

Audio/Video:
Arsenic is presented with a dubbed English 2.0 Stereo track, which is perfectly acceptable considering the material present in the film.  As the film consists of dialog and sex scenes, no fancy audio track is required for the film.  The dubbing in the film is rather poor.  There is a horrible over dub on the sex scenes with added sexual dialog on top of the original dialog which ends up sounding rather poor.  As for the plot portions, they aren't much better.  The original language has been completely removed and obviously truncated dialog has been added.  You can see the cast members talking for an extended period but on the dub track only a short sentence is said by both.  I wish that Hustler had left in, as an option, the original language track with English subtitles available that actually conveyed what was said in the original script.  The dialog is clear and can be heard at all times.  There are no foreign language tracks or subtitle options available on the disc for the feature film.

The film is presented in the full screen aspect ratio of 1.33:1, which appears to be the original aspect ratio for the feature film.  As with most Hustler discs, the picture is slightly on the soft side, but the presentation on the disc looks nice with no artifacts, blemishes or glitches that I noticed in the print.  The color levels look correct making for a nice viewing experience.

screen shot Special Features:
Hustler hasn't included much in the way of extras on the disc.  There is their standard Pierre Woodman Director's Profile, which is the same one that is included on many of their discs with Pierre Woodman films.  It runs for eight minutes and features an interview mixed in with clips from his films for Hustler.  There is the cast list, which lists the cast by their sex scenes.  There is a slide show, which contains 20 stills on a track.  There are also previews included on the disc for Young Sluts 8, Hot Showers 6, Anal Intensive 4, Barely Legal 31, Superfuckers 16 and Asian Fever 9.

Disc Design/Navigation:
The disc is designed with simple animated menus with background music.  There are seven chapters available from the chapter menu.  Each of them is identified by a scene name and a video clip.  The seven main chapters lead to between three to six sub-chapters, which are identified by a video clip and the sex act being performed.  There are a total of 31 chapter stops within the feature film itself.  There is a time code encoded on the disc for the feature film.

General Review:
Arsenic - Part 2 is the second part of a two part series from Hustler.  As with many recent multiple part adult films, at the end of the first film, the plot stops with no conclusion and picks up where it left of in this film.  Hence the film begins with a four and a half minute recap of what happened in the first film.  As there really isn't much to the plot, you really don't end up missing that much in the plot from the recap, so if you haven't seen the first film you won't be lost on the plot.  Then again, since the plot isn't that great anyway, most viewers won't care about it anyway since the main reason to see the film is the sex scenes.

screen shot The sex scenes in the film are enjoyable, although somewhat formulaic.  There is an emphasis on anal sex, so viewers that aren't that into anal action may not enjoy the sex scenes as viewers that are.  The sex scenes don't really fit in with the plot, but are the saving grace of the film.  The sexual themes in the film are vaginal and anal sex with lesbianism, pussy eating, male masturbation, vaginal and anal strap-on use, vaginal and anal toy use, female masturbation, blow jobs, pussy fingering and hand jobs.  For viewers that care about condom use, there are no condoms used in the film.

The cast looks great, both male and female, and seem to be enjoying themselves during the film.  As with many films that have their origins in Europe, the female cast members look more natural than many American adult film stars and all the cast members sport less tattoos and body piercings than from this side of the pond.  Another aspect to the sex scenes that I liked is that the female cast members aren't all bald, some are sporting some decent amounts of pubic hair.  Not out of control jungles like some of the stars from the seventies, but not what is commonly seen as a porn star cut either making them look more natural and less porn like.

If you enjoyed the first entry in the series, you'll like this one as well as it is more of the same.  In terms of Pierre Woodman's work, I found this overall film to be below the average of what he usually makes.  If the plot had been beefed up to warrant an overall film of this length, the sex scenes weren't as formulaic and the cast stayed in character throughout the film, it would have been much better.  But as it stands, it's rather average adult entertainment.

Scene Synopsis:
The scene ID's are believed to be correct, however they differ from the ID's given on the disc in the cast list extra, so they may not be accurate.

screen shot The first and second scenes are interlaced.  The first scene brings us Sophie Wild and Orsolya and the two start out by kissing each other before Sophie starts eating out Orsolya's pussy.  Then they switch and Orsolya eats out Sophie.  Sophie dons a strap-on and vaginally penetrates Orsolya.  Then Orsolya wears the strap-on and Sophie blows it before she climbs on for some vaginal sex.  Sophie returns to wearing the strap-on as Orsolya rides it anally.  Then Orsolya uses a dildo on Sophie vaginally and anally while eating her pussy and Sophie eats out Orsolya's pussy.  The second scene features Philippe Duroc and has Philippe masturbating until he shoots his load into the air.

Like the first and second scenes, the third and fourth scenes are interlaced.  The third scene gives us Lilly and Alain Deloin and starts out with Lilly masturbating.  Then Lilly gives Alain a blow job before the two go into some vaginal sex.  The two then go into some anal sex.  Lilly then blows Alain and gives him a hand job until he cums in her mouth.

The fourth scene brings us Passion and Pascal St. James and the scene starts out with Passion giving Pascal a blow job.  Then Passion climbs on Pascal for some vaginal sex.  Passion returns to giving Pascal a blow job and then they go into some anal sex.  Passion returns to blowing Pascal again until he cums in her mouth.

The fifth scene gives us Alicia and Philippe Duroc and it starts out with Alicia giving Philippe a blow job.  Then Philippe eats and fingers her pussy before going in for some vaginal sex.  Then after a short blow job, Philippe has some anal sex with Alicia.  To end the scene, Philippe cums on Alicia's ass.

screen shot The sixth scene brings us Angie Scott and Alain Deloin and the scene starts out with Alain eating Suzie's pussy before they go into some vaginal sex.  Then Suzie blows Alain following the blow job, the two go into some anal sex.  To end the scene, Alain cums on Suzie's chest and mouth.  The seventh scene features Alicia and JPX and starts out with Alicia giving JPX a hand job.  Then Alicia gives JPX a hand and blow job until he cums on her hand.

The eighth and final scene in the film gives us Drimla and Bob Terminator and the scene starts out with Drimla blowing Bob before they go into the vaginal sex.  Then Drimla and Bob go into some anal sex before returning to the vaginal sex.  They go back to the anal sex one more time before Drimla gives Bob a blow job again.  The scene ends with Bob cumming on himself.

Parting Thoughts:
Viewers who want to follow the limited plot will want to view the first part of the film before watching this one.  Viewers who don't care about the plot can watch this film independently of the rest.  The plot itself is rather disposable and although it does slowly tell a story, it doesn't tell much of one.  The sex, albeit formulaic, is fun to watch and looks nice.  Viewers who like their sex on the tamer side but with an emphasis on anal will enjoy the sex scenes the most.  I'd recommend giving this film a rental before purchasing to make sure that this is one that you want to keep in your permanent collection as unless you are a big fan of one of the stars, one viewing will probably fulfill your interest in the film.




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Disclaimer:
The screen shots present in the review have been reduced in size and quality and are not meant to be representative of the quality of the picture on the disc.  All attempts have been made to keep them in the aspect ratio that they are presented on the disc in.  They are included to give the viewer a feel for the disc and the film.  MSRP prices are taken from the manufacturer's website at the time of writing, if the manufacturer's website doesn't give pricing, the prices are automatically given as $39.95.





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