The Little Details
Running Time: 104 min. (cover states 2 hours 5 min. which might be true if one factors in all of the extras)
Production Date: 2 / 2001
Cast: Angelica Bright, Anita Paris, Anne Joy, C. G. Summer, Christina, Michelle Wild, Monique Covet, Rita Faltoyano, Chris Charming, Franco Roccaforte, Leslie Taylor, Paul Kreese, and Steve Holmes
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Private's Pirate line normally really impressed me. I'm going into this one with a bit of hope.
Initial Reaction: It's even better than I hoped.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting fetish styles and group sex
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting softer sex or one on one scenes
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are on the artistic side but well done. The audio is clear, well balanced, and free of background noises, but they're also frequently dubbed in due to the video frequently being slowed down a bit. The video is mostly presented in non-anamorphic widescreen with a little full screen footage mixed in. It plays with the lighting very well to help create some of the moods for the scenes, and also works in some nicely done monochrome and tinted footage. The technical aspects aren't always the most straightforward, but they are very well done.
Music: There's a little music for emphasis at the start of the scenes, but that's about it.
Menus: The main menu works together a little animation with the cover still and a few clips from the movie for a decent first impression. It also works in a kind of chapter menu and lets you choose a scene based on a title for each scene.
The FeatureThe Splendor of Hell collects four fetish styled scenes that seem to pop out of Monique Covet's head as she makes her way through her day.
|Scene 1 – Anita Paris, Monique Covet, Michelle Wild, Franco Roccaforte, and Steve Holmes|
Hot Meat starts things out in a butcher shop in green and white with splashes of color before moving to the blue tinted back room where butchers Steve and Franco are moving around a couple sides of beef. Blonde Monique, in black and white fetishwear, brings brunette Michelle, in a blue and black fetishwear bikini, and Anita, in a black and blue latex corset, up to blow the guys with Michelle taking on Steve as Anita sucks Franco. Monique lets Steve fuck her missionary style while Franco fucks Michelle standing up bow and arrow style and with a midair cowgirl ride. Anita works between them offering oral help all around before letting Franco fuck her from behind as Michelle moves over to ride Steve's face and Monique rides him reverse cowgirl style. Michelle is hung upside down to sixty-nine Steve as Anita rides Franco reverse cowgirl style before Monique moves in to impale her ass on Franco's cock reverse cowgirl style. Finally the girls get down so Monique can take Steve's pop on her face, Anita can take Franco's pop on her face, and then Steve manages to put out another small pop on Michelle's face as the girls move in to suck his cock a little more as the extra cum drips from their face onto Michelle's.
This is a hot scene. As usual, there's plenty of style for the fetishwear and the location, and the camera work matches it just as well. There's nice energy through the scene and I really like how the guys mix it up with the girls. Of course it would have been nice to have had a little anal from Anita and Michelle, but this is still a hot artistic scene even without it. This is a good scene to start the movie and quickly lets you know that this isn't your typical porno.
|Scene 2 – Angelica Bright, Monique Covet, Rita Faltoyano, Paul Kreese, and Steve Holmes|
Sex Beasts is next, with dirty blonde Monique being let out of a cage wearing a sexy red and black corset, gloves, and panties with black stockings. She grabs a leash to bring Paul and Steve out and takes them by cages where Angelica and Rita are inside. The guys lay on top of the cages and stick their cocks through the bars so blonde Angelica can suck Steve's cock while brunette Rita sucks Paul. Monique opens the cages so Rita can worship her orally while Angelica takes a cock at each end and then lets Paul spoon each of Rita's holes as Steve fucks her missionary style and Angelica sucks her tits. Angelica eats Rita's holes as the guys DP Monique cowgirl style before Monique takes a load from each of the guys in her mouth and then swaps it down to the others.
This is another well done scene. Once again the group mixes things up very well so that nobody feels left out as well as letting everybody get a little of everybody else. The styles are also well done and the scene has a nice flow that works well with the artistic style. This is another hot scene.
|Scene 3 – C.G. Summer, Christina, Monique Covet, Chris Charming, and Leslie Taylor|
Hell Freezes Over for the penultimate scene, and as Monique sees Leslie eyeing her as she gets on a train her mind pictures him decked out in black fetishwear pulling her in a cart with Chris pushing it to where brunette Christina is pushing C.G. on a swing with flames all around them. Monique leads the girls away and has Christina eat C.G.'s pussy with a little shoe worship mixed in. Monique helps out by sucking C.G.'s tits before moving back to the swing and having the guys worship her thigh high red and black boots before moving in to lick her pussy. She brings the guys over to C.G. and Christina and lets C.G. suck Chris as Christina sucks Leslie and licks Monique's pussy. Leslie moves around to fuck Christina's pussy missionary style and spoon her ass with Monique eagerly sucking him clean while Chris fucks C. G. missionary style in the swing. C. G. eats Christina in the swing as the guys DP Monique cowgirl style before C. G. and Christina suck the guys to pops on their tits and Monique's hands that they lick up.
This is a pretty hot scene. The action is a little choppier here, but Christina is darn hot and quickly drew me into the scene. I also like how the action was mixed up with the girls taking both cock and eating pussy. Throw in some great visuals and you have a scene that although it doesn't keep up with some of the others, is still pretty hot.
|Scene 4 – Anne Joy, Monique Covet, Michelle Wild, Chris Charming, and Franco Roccaforte|
Fuck On Water brings the movie to a close with Monique stripping down to her black gloves and belly chain and sliding into a bathtub. Her mind wanders to a factory-like setting with large fans over water that she jumps into and struts around in wearing knee high lace-up boots checking out girls hanging from wires and guys locked in cages. They're all let loose so Anne can suck Franco as a red fetishwear clad Michelle sucks Chris before Chris fucks Michelle from behind and Franco fucks Monique missionary style with Anne watching, sucking a toy, and working in a little oral action for each of them. Franco comes over to fuck Anne doggie style as Chris fucks Michelle missionary style and eats her holes. They keep mixing it up with Chris fucking Anne missionary style and Franco and Monique teaming up to DP Michelle cowgirl style. Finally the girls suck and stroke the guys until they pop on Monique's SCUBA mask as she lies between them and then lick it clean.
This is a hot final scene. Once again the action is very nicely mixed up among the group and it's nice to see Michelle get in on the anal action. The styles are also nicely done once again and the scene moves at a very nice pace. This is a very good scene to close the movie with.
Like so much of Private's Pirate line, The Splendor of Hell is about style as much as it is sexuality, and there's a great balance between the two of them. The sex is completely focused on group action, and surprisingly, the anal action is much lighter than I normally expect with Private. Monique Covet does a very nice job in each of her scenes (including taking a couple nice double penetrations), but is never so much of a force in the scenes that she completely overshadows such great performers as Michelle Wild and Rita Faltoyano. As for the style, that's much of what I enjoy so much about the Pirate lines. There's plenty of creativity put into the locations as well as the clothes, and I love the rubber and PVC fetish styles that flow throughout the movie. Yes, there's a touch of darkness that comes out repeatedly, but it's done in a way that feeds the sexuality of the scenes rather than competing with it. No, The Splendor of Hell won't be for everybody due to how artistic it gets, but for those wanting fetish styles or just something different it's well worth checking out.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for The Splendor of Hell, XXX 12, Perversion of Barbera, Amanda's Diary 5, Temptation of Clarisse, and The Last Muse. The photo gallery has about thirty great looking full screen photos. Cast notes which give a photo of each girl, a little personal information, and a listing of their Private credits are included for the entire female cast. There's also film notes, which are fairly interesting text screens, and a backstage report.
The backstage report lasts about eight minutes. You get to see a little of the scenes being shot as well as the girls getting ready. Through it all you get a voiceover pimping all aspects of the movie in addition to adding a few little details about the shooting of the movie. This is an okay featurette that would have been better if the voiceover didn't turn it into a commercial more than anything.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, fetish, group, interracial, tease, shoe worship, anal, DP, rimming (female > female), and toys
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, much of Private's earlier Pirate titles can be found online for between about $8 and $20 with a few stores offering them near the low end. At the low end this one's a steal. The sex is hot and is well matched with some great style. The technical aspects show some very nice care and there's also a bit of effort put into the extras. This is a very nicely done DVD.
Note to Private: I know this is one of your waaaay older titles, but it's great to look back and see the very nice care you were putting into your DVDs even back then.
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