What is the Masterpiece Collection?
I suppose it is my personal pornography Hall of Fame. It is only for those select films that I consider to be at the very pinnacle of the industry. This is an honor reserved only for films that I believe will stand the test of time.
Studio - Private
Director - Antonio Adamo
Female Cast - Julia Taylor , Bettina, Jessica May, Aleksandra, Nicol, Alissa, Daniella Schiffer
Male Cast - Francesco Malcom, Remigio Zampa, David Perry, Gabriel Montoya, Mick Blue
Running Time - 2 hours (approx)
You can always expect a certain level of quality from any Antonio film, thats one of the reasons I love him, because he is consistent and dependable. However when he is at the top of his game with the right cast supporting his talents look out! Personally I think this is his best work since his landmark feature "Italian Flair".
This film has everything going for it: a great mix of new young talent & polished veterans, decadent, yet sophisticated contemporary Italian setting, impeccable lighting & production values, and hot blistering sex. All captured in the traditional Adamo style, which means high fashion, tons of female eye contact with the camera, and what I like to call "classy hardcore" sex.
"Lucrezia and Cesare are the heirs to the financial empire that was built up by their father. These two scions, as well as being wealthy are also hungry for power. Together they conspire to take control of a secret society in order to increase their economic power. They will let nothing stand in their way. Lucrezia uses her body to seduce her lovers, before killing them, while Cesare prepares dates and advantegous marriages for her. In present day Italy, in a labyrinth of conspiracies and power-based intrigues, they engage in crimes and punishments where sex is the key to unlock the secrets of a corrupt society."
Scene 1 Julia Taylor
I was thrilled to see that Julia Taylor was back with Private. She was always put in passionate performances in her earlier work, so this being my first glimpse of her comeback with Adamo I was giddy with anticipation before I even got the disc into my player. Thankfully my anticipation was rewarded with an 1on1 opening scene with Julia that I would have to call an erotic tour de force.
The action starts of with something I have always felt is lacking in todays porn passionate kissing. Extra points for Adamo & Taylor here! Watching Taylor's soulful kisses as she strokes her partners cock was a nice touch. After some very brief BJ footage we are treated to some nice spoon and reverse cowgirl action. Julia still has the same beautiful physique that I remember, plus her piercing looks into the camera are mesmerizing. In my opinion Adamo does an excellent job here editing this scene together. In particular during the anal positions he edits in several cuts between close-ups of her face and the penetration to great effect. Obviously I liked this scene.
Scene 2 Aleksandra
One thing I love about Adamo productions is that there never seems to be a shortage of absolutely stunning young women. Aleksandra is exactly that. The scene starts with some David Perry providing some finger foreplay which is repaid by some highly entertaining oral attention from Aleksandra. These two go at it in a variety of positions, spoon, doggie, and reverse cowgirl. At this point the scene turns into a 2on1. An excellent performance here from this fresh faced talent as she puts in a nice anal performance as well as some great DP work. The scene ends with two loads one on her stomach and the other is a great facial pop shot. Overall a fantastic scene.
Scene 3 Bettina & Jessica May
This scene is essentially a pair of 1on1 couplings. It is also my first look at Jessica May as well as my first look at Bettina since her return to Private. While the first thing I noticed was that Bettina went and got herself a new pair. As I remember she already had a nice set and really didn't need enhancements, but I'm not going to lie to you I think the new pair look great. Both pairings are pretty hot I did enjoy May's performance (no anal), but Bettina steals the scene away with a superior performance. She just looks phenomenal under Adamo's lighting as every supple curve is accentuated, plus she delivers a scorching hot anal performance. The scene ends with a facial for May and a Pearl Necklace for Bettina. Another top notch scene.
Scene 4 Alissa
Alissa slim and slender blond who goes to town with David Perry in this outdoor car-side romp. Some nice action here including anal. Even though this is a solid 1on1 scene it is not in the same class as the three scenes that precede it.
Scene 5 Nicol
This 1on1 features a better looking slender blond in Nicol. These two go at it on Le Corbusier chez lounge. I'm starting to run out of adjectives to describe the quality of these scenes. Some very nice stuff here once again in this scene. Nicole delivers a fine performance. After some nice anal work the scene ends with a nice load left dripping down her ass.
Scene 6 Julia Taylor
Here we are treaded to another Taylor 1on1 performance. This one has some great kissing as well, but also has some amazing blowjob footage. As I understand it during her time away from Private Julia was working in the Italian porn industry. She has definatly returned with a renewed sexual confidence that is perfectly showcased by the artistry of Adamo. What can I say this is simply splendid footage. The scene climaxes with some terrific anal and ends with a nice bit of tit-fucking.
Scene 7 Daniella Schiffer
The final scene is another 1on1 that showcases some impressive camera work. These two go at it in a variety of great positions on some expensive leather couch. Great anal footage here as Adamo finds all the right angles.
Interviews with Battina & Julia Taylor
Extra Scene Jessica May & ??????
This 2on1 is a true bonus scene. Some entertaining stuff here, as May and some other cute blond team up on Perry. I couldn't figure out the other girls name from the credits or the cast bios, but I liked what I saw of her. Lots of anal and ATM here. Overall a super solid scene. However I couldn't help but notice there is little or no female eye contact with the camera during this scene which leaves this scene in stark contrast with the rest of the disc.
Another classic from Adamo. In my opinion he demonstrates that he is continuing to improve his skills as a director. He has assembled a great cast with Private stars like Julia Taylor and Bettina, plus stunning newbies like Aleksandra. He continually finds superior angels to capture the action from and he caters to one of my personal porn fetishes better than any other director period. He captures his women gazing into his lens in a way that leaves me mesmerized.
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