Distributor: Private Edition Details: Gold MSRP: $39.95 DVD Release Date: August 1999
Genres: Feature Film, Foreign, Drama, Historical Run Time: Two hours and 15 minutes Rated: XXX Release Year: 1998 Director: Pierre Woodman Written by: Pierre Woodman Cast: Tania Russof, David Perry, Caroline, Myrka, Lydia, Inga, Jean-Yves LeCastel, Karina, Bettina, Yves Baillat, Laslo, Sandra, Marianne, Andrew Youngman, Alain Deloin, Rita, Brigitte
Audio: 2.0 English Stereo Dubbed, 2.0 French Stereo, 2.0 German Stereo Dubbed, 2.0 Spanish Stereo Dubbed, 2.0 Italian Stereo Dubbed Subtitles: Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Portuguese Video: Widescreen, 1.77:1 Video Format: NTSC Regional Code: 0 (All) Disc: Single Sided, Dual Layered Special Features: Trailer, Report, Cast, Production Notes, Photobook, Other Titles
In the conclusion of the trilogy, Tatiana (Tana Russof) returns home with the money her father needs to pay off the Marquis and finds that her life has gone to hell.
Tatiana 3 is presented in a widescreen aspect ratio, 1.77:1, which appears to be the original aspect ratio for the film. The color levels are correctly set and the picture is clean. There is some slight grain in the picture and what could be conversion artifacts from the PAL to NTSC conversion. The picture here is equivalent to the picture in Tatiana 2.
The original audio track for Tatiana 3, which is a 2.0 French Stereo track, is included on the disc and is an aggressive track that is full of energy. Unfortunately, for all those who donít speak French you have to choose from one of the dubbed tracks on the disc. On the dubbed tracks, the original French dialog is still included and after a significant event begins, a voice over narration informs you quickly of what has just occurred. Therefore the dubbed tracks are a giant letdown and the audio mix is far less aggressive in them. There are 2.0 Stereo dubbed tracks available for those who speak English, German, Spanish and Italian with subtitles available for Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Portuguese.
There are eight chapters available from the main menu for Tatiana 3. They are identified by a video clip from the target scene. Given the size and nature of the film, there should have been more chapter stops included, but the ones that are there allow for decent navigation through the feature film. There is a time code for the feature film, so time searching is available.
Private has included several extras on the disc, but as viewers of the first two films in the series will notice, most of them have already been recycled twice before. First off, the extras that are related to the feature film. There is the trailer for the Tatiana series in widescreen, which was included on the first two discs as well. The report is an eight-and-three-quarter minute making of the film feature in English which was also included on the first two discs as well. Production Notes is a English text feature that reads like a press report that was also available on the first two discs. Cast contains some text information and a video/magazine filmography for Keri, Magalie, Nora, Suzanna and Timeaís work for Private. The photobook contains 20 photos from the feature film that you flip through.
The only unrelated extra are the previews for Uranus Trilogy, Xtreme Desires, Fatal Orchid, Operation Sex Siege and Indecency 1.
Tatiana 3 tells the conclusion of the story of the Tatiana Trilogy and viewers who are interested in following the story will want to watch the first two parts before this one. Like the first part in the series, the story here, although lacking in places, is decent and keeps the viewer entertained.
The cast here, mostly made up of the same people throughout the trilogy, is good looking and interact well with each other. As an added bonus, they have the ability to do a decent job with the acting as well. The sex is hot, but may be nastier than what couples are looking for although more adventurous couples may find this film to be a good watch. For viewers who are interested in such things, no condoms are used in the film. The sexual themes present in the film are oral vaginal and anal sex.
As with the first two films in the series, the costumes and props that are used are excellent and enhance the mood of the film. The locations that are used are excellent too. And, a rarity in modern adult films, the cinematography is good. The shots are well framed, not just in the plot portions but during the sex acts as well.
The Money Shot:
Tatiana 3 is the final part of Privateís Tatiana Trilogy and should be enjoyed by those who enjoyed the first two films in the series. As a historical adult film Tatiana is a good choice. The plot, although weak, is enough to hold the series together. Viewers who like nastier sex with a plot have the greatest chance of enjoying this film whereas viewers who like tame sex or hate a plot will want to avoid this title. Viewers who want to follow the story will probably wish to purchase the Tatiana Trilogy instead as it includes all three films.
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