The Little Details
Running Time: 106 min.
Production Date: 02 / 2002
Cast: Agnes, Bailey, Dina Pearl, Fanny, Liza, Melinda, Michelle Wild, Veronica Sinclair, Claudio Vila, Choky Ice, Dieter von Stein, Leslie Taylor, and Tony de Sergio
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Privateís Pirate line has always impressed me, so Iím going in with high expectations.
Initial Reaction: Itís nowhere near what I hoped for
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting very artistic sex
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting anything close to straightforward camera work
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are nicely done. The audio is pretty clear and well balanced, but it does take a few odd artistic jaunts that didnít always work for me. Itís also dubbed, which will turn off some people, but itís not dubbed badly. The video is also a bit artistic. Itís fairly well lit, but there are a few shadows that interfere with things. Thereís also a bit of grain, which I assume is there on purpose to help give the movie more of an artistic, film-like feeling.
Music: There isnít much music in the movie. What there is rests very quietly in the background.
Menus: The menus are nicely done. The main menu has some nice animation that gives the DVD a dark feel and makes a very good first impression. The chapter menu lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene, a scene number, and a name for the scene.
The FeatureAfter seventy years, the Magic Photo Circus is back in Budapest. The people stick their head through the hole in the picture, and Miss Magic snaps the picture transporting them to another world. A world of fetish and magic where you never know what will happen.
|Scene 1 - Dina Pearl, Michelle Wild, Melinda, Leslie Taylor, and Dieter von Stein|
Dina starts things out leading around Leslie, whoís done up in some fine horse gear (even though he doesnít have a tail). She saddles him up and rides him around a corral before letting hin tongue her holes as she leans against a few bales of hay. Michelle arrives in a carriage drawn by Melinda and Dieter, both of whom immediately go to work worshiping her boots. Leslie moves on to fuck Dina as Michelle has Melinda suck Dieterís cock, and then lets Dina ride him reverse cowgirl style while Dieter spoons Melinda. Leslie takes care of both of Melindaís holes in reverse cowgirl before he and Dina move over to give Melinda a technical DP with Leslie and a dildo while Michelle rides Dieter reverse cowgirl style. Finally, Michelle watches as Dina and Melinda work Leslie and Dieter (respectively) to facials that they spit back out onto Michelleís boots.
This is a fairly hot scene. Thereís some nice energy, and although Michelle Wild barely plays more than a supporting role, she adds a lot to the scene just due to her screen presence. The biggest problem with the scene is that both Dina and Melinda mug the camera mercilessly, which brings the scene down for me and ended up hurting the chemistry in the scene for me. This is a good scene, but far from great due to the amount of camera mugging.
|Scene 2 - Liza, Michelle Wild, and Claudio Villa|
Claudio finds himself turned into a new reporter who gets to take on Michelle during his report with the action showing up on a huge screen behind them. He worships her shoes before she sucks his cock and then goes directly to fucking her doggie style. Michelle sucks a tassled dildo as sheís getting fucked, and when blonde Liza decides to join them she lets Liza suclk on the end as well. Claudio fucks Liza from behind next before letting her play with a dildo while he nails Michelle missionary style. Michelle feeds Liza the dildo while Claudio fucks Lizaís ass from behind before sucking Claudio to a facial. She takes the pop in her mouth and then lets it flow into Lizaís waiting mouth to finish things up.
I donít know what it was about this scene, but it never caught my interest. I was completely bored with the entire scene, and I think it was a combination of things. The set did nothing for me as the camera didnít seem to know whether it wanted to focus on the action or the big screen showing the action behind them. I could look away from this scene at any time, and frequently did. Keep your remote handy for this one.
|Scene 3 - Michelle Wild, Veronica Sinclair, and Tony deSergio|
Tony finds himself transported to a bathtub full of tomatoes and Vanessa while Michelle watches from a second tomato filled tub. He worships her shoes with the help of the tomatoes before letting Vanessa ride his tongue while Michelle sucks his cock. Tony fucks Michelle missionary style while Vanessa watches with the help of her dildo and then moves over to fuck Vanessa. He gives it to her in each of her holes as Michelle gives him a little guidance from behind and shoves the dildo back in Vanessaís mouth. Michelle gets into the act with a little reverse cowgirl anal and lets Vanessa join in with the dildo to give her a technical DP. Finally, Tony strokes himself into Michelleís mouth and onto Vanessaís tits. Michelle licks up the last little bit and then kisses it to Vanessa.
This scene is a little better. Thereís a bit of chemistry and the girls get into it pretty well. Thereís also some nice energy, although the camera is on the move so much that I almost felt a little motion sickness a time or two. Sadly, thereís plenty of camera mugging, which holds the scene back to being fairly average.
|Scene 4 - Michelle Wild, Fanny, Agnes, Choky Ice, and Tony DeSergio|
Slaves Tony and Choky carry Michelle up to where Agnes and Fanny are eating each other. She has Choky stay and then pulls Choky and Fanny off with her. She gets Fanny to suck Choky and then heads back to help Tony work on warming up Agnes. He moves on to spear her ass missionary style while Tony follows suit on Agnesí pussy. They move on to fuck the girls from behind before teaming up to DP Michelle while the girls eat each other. Finally, Michelle takes the facial from Choky while Tony lets the other girls share his before Michelle drops Chokyís load into Agnesí mouth.
This had the potential to be a great final scene, but sadly didnít make it there. To start with, the action seemed to far apart, so the camera felt like it was constantly moving to try to show it. The midget also appeared like a cheerleader with a megaphone, and brought the scene down with every word he shouted. Thereís some decent energy, but the chemistry was a bit cold and the camera work made me want to look away more than it made me want to look at the scene. This scene barely worked for me at all.
Normally I like artistic and fetish porn, but Fetish & Magic did almost nothing for me. I liked a little of its artistic style for the scenes and the set, but the camera work and feel didnít do anything for me. The camera seemed to constantly be on the move, and I think I wanted a different camera angle about ninety percent of the time. The sex felt like it was being held back to be more artistic, and the girls mugging the camera repeatedly held it back even more. Finally, the chemistry was extremely limited in the movie. Itís too bad, since thereís a lot of talent in the movie. Michelle Wild has been one of the top European performers for years, and sheís rightfully earned her place on that pedestal. Thereís also a bit of talent in the creative mind for the scene. I like the idea for the movie, and think it gives plenty of opportunities to be creative and have some wild sex. Unfortunately, Kovi seems to forget about some of the sexual aspect in Fetish & Magic and concentrates instead on the artistic aspects. Itís too bad, and itís what made Fetish & Magic a lackluster release for me.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for Private Lust Treasures 4, China Box, Superfuckers 10, Triple X Files 8, Matador 15: Sex Tapes, and Fetish & Magic. The photobook contains nearly four dozen nice looking full screen photos. Bios are included for the entire female cast, and give you a few photos of the star, a little personal information, and their Private credits. Thereís also production notes and a short behind the scenes featurette.
The Report lasts roughly four and a half minutes. As usual, it seems as much like a promotional video than a behind the scenes featurette. You do get to see plenty of the movie being made and a little of the going ons behind the scenes, but the voice-overs held it back a little.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, B&D, fetishwear, horse play, rimming (male > female), group, anal, DP, toys, lesbian, and cum swapping
Raincoat Factor: Medium high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many Private DVDs can be found online for between $11 and $25 with most stores offering them for around $20. Rent this one first, as I think itís going to be fairly hit or miss. The movie didnít work for me, and I thought the artistic camera work interfered with the sex. The technical aspects are pretty well done, and as usual, Private put a little effort into the extras. This is a decently made DVD with a love-it-or-hate-it type movie.
Note to Private: A few more chapter breaks would be a great addition, as would a cast listing by scene.
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