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Saki's ratings for Private: Millennium:
Overall Rating 5 stars
Private: Millennium overall rating 5 stars
Female Looks Private: Millennium Female looks rating 5 stars
Male Looks Private: Millennium Male looks rating 4 stars
Sex Private: Millennium Sex rating 4.5 stars
 
Plot/Acting Private: Millennium Plot/Acting rating 0 stars
Extras Private: Millennium DVD Extras rating 4 stars
Audio/Video Quality Private: Millennium A/V Quality rating 4.5 stars
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Reviewed by Saki  on  4/13/2000
Private: Millennium (2000)
Studio
Private

Director
Various (compilation)

Starring
Nataly, Natasha Storm, Missy, Gabriella Wolf, Silvia Saint, Anita Blonde, Demia Moore, Lolita, Nikki Anderson, Tania Russoff, Tammi Ann, Melissa Hill, Laura Palmer, Dina Jewel, Laura Angel, Monique Covet, Katja Kean, Cassandra Wilde, and literally dozens more

Running Time
3:19 (feature plus bonus scenes)

DVD Format
Single Sided, Dual Layer (RSDL)

Special Features
Animated menus with full motion video; full-motion video chapter selection menu; English, German, Spanish, French and Italian language audio tracks; Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and Portuguese subtitles; and trailers for Fatal Orchid, Tania Russof (The Story), Indecency, The Matador 1, XXX 4, and Millennium

Themes
Eurobabes, facials, gangbangs, anal, underwater sex, sex in the rain, outdoor sex, DPs, shaved pussies, sex in famous places, lesbian, fetish, video debutantes

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The First Word: Millennium is the best compilation "best of" video that I have ever seen, without any doubt. Whether you're a fan of Private or have never seen anything from this top European studio, this is a tremendous value--it's worth more than the purchase price.

What's It About?: A cross between a studio promotional reel and a "best of" compilation video, Millennium features a female narrator who describes the historical development of Private Video, as well as the stars, locations, and productions for which Private is renowned for. Using behind-the-scenes footage and narration as transitions, Millennium features full-length scenes from selected movies from the Private Video Magazine, Private Film, Triple X Files, Private Stories, Pirate, Casting X, Private Gold, Gaia, and Black Label series. In fact, there are 22 complete scenes on this DVD (so long that the VHS version is divided into two videos to include all of what is on the DVD). This compilation video offers an overview of the best films and video that Private has made in its 10-year history of video production.

Here is a list of the scenes included: "Anette & 8 Studs," "Nataly in Seychelles," "Natasha in Paradise," "Hawaiian Ecstacy," "Casting X" with clips of Silvia Saint, Julia Channel, Anita Blonde, Demia Moore, Lolita, and Nikki Anderson, "Joy in Seychelles," "Gabriella Wolf," "Tania in Pyramid," "Pyramid III," "Tatiana," "Private in Mont Blanc," "Sex Under the Tower," "Private in the Philippines," "Friends in Sex," "Apocalypse Climax II," "Operation Sex Siege," "Broken Dreams," "Xtreme Desires," "That's Life 2," "The Uranus Experiment 2," "The Matador 1," and "Sex Shot."

What I liked: Bang for the buck: If you can find another DVD with more high-quality, award-winning sex, I'd like to hear about it. Including the bonus scenes and trailers, the running time of this dual-layered disc is three and a half hours! And unlike most compilations, they include the entire scenes, not just excerpts from them. I'm sure Private could have included partial scenes and been able to cram more of them onto the DVD, but I'm glad that they chose to put together a really classy production by allowing us to watch the scenes from start to finish.

Some of my all-time favorite Private scenes: I've been a fan of Private since I first saw Private Video Magazine Number 1 eight years ago. I love how they started this tour of Private's video history with the memorable "Anette & 8 Studs" gangbang, which is still one of my favorite scenes. Some more of my favorite scenes: "Natasha in Paradise"--Natasha receives an explosive facial in a Tahitian resort pool. "Gabriella Wolf"--Miss Hungary 1994 has sex on a mountain peak with three guys. "Tatiana"--Innocent milkmaid Rita gets gangbanged by six guys. "Private in Mont Blanc"--Not a very hot sex scene, but memorable since it was filmed on top of the tallest mountain in Europe. "Private in the Philippines"--Petite bundle of joy, Tammi Ann, takes on Jon Dough and Frank Towers outdoors in a streambed and on the rocky shoreline. "That's Life 2"--A remarkable underwater scene, as hottie Katja Kean and her partner fuck in the shallow waters of a tropical paradise. "Sex Shot"--This night scene filmed in an alleyway in the pouring rain ends with an amazing slow motion oral cumshot that looks amazing despite amount of water coming down.

What I didn't like: Scene selection: As with all "best of" compilations, everyone will feel that some of the best scenes were not included, slighted by scenes that don't really deserve to be there. I, for one, would have made a few substitutions in a couple of cases to make this my ideal compilation disc. Still, even though some of the scenes may been included for marketing purposes (such as the clip from The Matador 1, which is not a very good Private video, but is one of their newest series), in general, the are worthy of being included. Besides, the sheer number of scenes included on this disc provides such a wide variety that every viewer is likely to find at least one scene that they will absolutely love.

Shameless self-promotion: Although the whole DVD is basically a guided-tour/promotion of Private's video empire, I was somewhat annoyed at the marketing slant that the disc closed on. It's bad enough that an ad for the Private website is shown before the main menu comes up, but it's too much when they spend time talking about Private's website and other business ventures in the last chapter (including the fact that they are publicly traded on the stock market). It's an annoying way to end an otherwise outstanding DVD.

Casting X: One of the Private series featured in this compilation is the Casting X series, which basically shows the taped footage of the Private Girls auditioning for the first time. While it is appealing to see some of the hottest European stars in their very first adult appearances, it's somewhat disturbing to me to see what goes on during these "interviews." The girls are often very inexperienced and reluctant to do all of the acts that Private Girls are expected to do, and the producers of this series make a point to show the before and after. For example, "I won't do more than one guy" followed by a clip of the same girl screwing 5 or 6 at once. Also, the fact that the casting director often has sex with the girls as a "test" is too perverted for me. But what takes the cake is the clip they show of Nikki Anderson's casting, where she admits that she's a virgin and has never been with a guy before. "Gee, what a mess," he says as he surveys the nervous looking 18-year old, "I'm going to have fun." He then proceeds to have vaginal and anal sex with her. It definitely left a bitter taste in my mouth, even if she really wasn't a virgin.

DVD Extras: Although it doesn't have quite as many extras as standard Private DVD releases (understandable, given the length of the feature), it does have two full-length extra scenes included, with a total running time of 22 minutes. There's a scene from Private Stories 16 and one from The Fugitive. The other included extras are trailers for six Private productions.

A/V Quality: In a word: outstanding! Private has always been known for their high quality video releases, and this is no exception. Obviously, some of the older clips have worse video quality than the features shot in the past few years. As you might expect, the scenes from Private Video Magazine Number 1 from 1990 has the weakest A/V of all the clips, but was revolutionary at the time. I think you'll be impressed by the video quality overall, despite any occasional graininess or pixelation you may catch from time to time, especially since they had to fit 210 minutes onto one disc. The audio is hard to judge, since Private dubs the audio (including the moaning, I suspect) into native language tracks. So while the audio quality of the DVD may be very good, some are going to be irritated by the "fake sounding audio," however, that's a complaint that is appropriate for all Private releases.

The Last Word: "Compilation" is a dirty word to the adult movie fan, since it almost always means "several hours of crap, poorly edited together onto one cheap tape or DVD." It is this disc, Millennium, that is the exception to the rule, and if any one release can change the negative connotation that "compilation" has earned over the years, this would be the DVD to do it. It's a must have for both Private fans and those who haven't seen anything by Private but who are looking for extremely high-quality video of beautiful women engaged in wild hardcore sex in the most exotic locations in the world. Finally, don't let sticker shock dissuade you from picking this video up. It would cost you hundreds of dollars to own all of the scenes featured on this disc. I would go as far as saying that it's almost worth full list price... Highly recommended, in fact, it's a must have in my book.

- Saki (saki@my.adultdvdtalk.com)



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