MANWATCHER (1998; 125 mins) Kristen Bjorn / Sarava Productions
Cast (in order of appearance): Ferenc Botos, Kalman Faludi, Randy Foreman, Sergei Jordanov, Sandor Vesanyi, Alexei Gromoff, Adriano Sabroso, Gabriel Garcia, Yuri Breshnev, Atilla Sipos, Andres Navarro, Csaba Zsiros
For those who don’t know it already, Kristen Bjorn’s movies are always top-notch quality, full of the hottest, uncut international studs and cum-drenched action. You simply can’t go wrong with any Bjorn title—and his commitment to the DVD format is unique among the major players in gay porn. A true pioneer in every way!
In fact, I have this awful tendency to want to call each of his movies "his best ever!" What’s a boy to do? ManWatcher is, however, DEFINITELY in the running. A red-hot recent effort, it well deserved the GayVN awards it won last year for Best Picture, Best Director and others...
The general plot: Ferenc, poor boy, is a shy one—the kind of guy who’s always been a "watcher" rather than a "doer". He follows gorgeous men around town, peeking in windows, sneaking into rooms, until he finally learns the joy of getting in on the action himself. And what action! Bjorn uses mostly Russian and Hungarian men here, with a sprinkling of his Latin hunks, and one lucky American. They’re engaged in a well-balanced menu of couples action, three ways, and a pair of hot orgies. There are six major scenes—each with plenty of variety, and three or four cumshots per player...
In the first scene, Ferenc watches Kalman take home an American stranger. This twosome becomes a threesome as Kalman’s boyfriend enters, deciding to try out the American’s ass for himself! Next, Ferenc peeks into the windows of the blond and way-hung Sandor, who’s lonely since his lover left him. Sexual flashbacks relate the history of Sandor and his lover Alexei. (These are two of Bjorn’s favorite Hungarian models, and with great reason! They work really well together here...) Eventually Alexei walks out, and we follow him into the next scene, a threesome featuring Alexei and a new pair of studs, a Russian and a Latin. Lots of variety in this one, with both Alexei and the Russian playing top AND bottom. This scene also includes a nice three-in-line fuck sandwich...
In scene four Ferenc finally gets caught while observing a great four-man orgy. Halfway through this major suck-and-fuckfest, Ferenc gets dragged indoors to join in, and gets plowed twice. (This scene also features Andres Navarro, one of Bjorn’s hottest bottoms, with a heartbreakingly gorgeous face and blue eyes so light they’re almost clear...) Next comes the secord orgy, which takes place in Sandor’s mind—and starts off with a great bout of "goofing around" in a swimming pool overlooking a harbor... Three strikingly beautiful men here, and soon Sandor miraculously appears amidst the action for another great foursome. Finally, Ferenc risks approaching Sandor in his sleep, leading to an extended finale that’s both rod-worthy and romantic. (Bjorn notes elsewhere that these two actually grew up together, in fact, and couldn’t wait to finally film a duo...)
There’s very little difference—quality-wise—in Bjorn’s work from film to film. It’s usually a matter of deciding which gorgeous models you want to watch, and what locales you prefer. For me, this is one of his best casts, engaged in beautiful, unstoppable action.
DVD Specifics: Great transfer. The images are crystal clear; the colors are accurate, but a bit oversaturated. This is NOT one of Bjorn’s best DVDs for menus and extras. The menus are clear, but not very attractive or impressive. Unlike several of his discs, the chapters menu features only still photography. The photo gallery is an automated slideshow, using a small frame-with-the-frame. Fortunately, Kristen has done better before and since.
On the whole, this is a great title I can’t recommend strongly enough.
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