Running Time: 177 min.
Production Date: 1999
Director: John Drop
Cast: Anette, Stan, Francois, John B., Michael, David O., Peter Tree, Frank, Frantisec, Nataly, Richard. Langin, Frank Versace, Natasha Storm, Dino Toscani, Nastasy, Missy, Boke Ashley, Lana Sands, Lennox, Kimi Ji, Joy, Bruno Sx, Gabriella Wolf, Jean Yves LeCastel, P. Soine, Mephisto, Silvia Saint, Julia Channel, Anita Blonde, Demia Moore, Nikky Andersson, Tania Russof, Kitty, David Perry, Nikolette, Rita, J. Journe, Cecile, Vanessa Dí Angely, Channone, Jon Dough, Tammi Ann, Frank Towers, Mike Foster, A. Rey, Diana, Elone, Nick Lang, Katy, Fefe, Zenza Raggi, Claudia James, Andrea, Judith, Melinda, Katalin, Melissa Hill, Laura Palmer, F. Gun, Ian Daniels, Agnes, Linda, Alexandra, Y. Prince, Rachel, Dina Jeuwel, Gabriella, Miralda, Goldie, John Walton, Laura Angel, Monique Covet, Sorrica, Kevin Long, Katja Kean, A. Youngman, Christina Dark, Wanda Curtis, Cassandra Wilde, Y. LePrince, Jean Pierre Armand, and Remingio Zampa
Initial Expectations: Very high. Iíve only watched a couple Private films so far, but theyíve been very well done. A compilation of their best scenes should be amazing.
Initial Reaction: Wow. This is how compilations should be done.
Audio /Video Quality: The audio and video quality varies, but the scenes span ten years, so itís to be expected. For the age and locations of some of the scenes, both are excellent. Even if you ignore the age and some of the locations theyíre both better than average.
Music: The music is very well balanced . A few times it might even be too quiet as I had to strain to hear if there was music or not.
Review: Millennium is one of those rare features that you never seem to hear anything bad about whether by reviewers or consumers. Sometimes thereís a reason for being so well received and reviewed. I know if studios sent a porn star with each DVD that gave blowjobs while the reviewer watched the movie it would be hard to give it a bad rating. There are exceptions, like if they sent Randy West, Ed Powers, or Dick Nasty, but even then I think many reviewers wouldnít care. In the real world there are studios that only send out DVDs to reviewers they know will give favorable ratings or studios that seem to coincidently get favorable ratings after buying a lot of advertising in certain magazines. Millennium doesnít seem to fall in any of those categories. At least not that I know of (if my free porn star blowjob got lost in the mail, please e-mail me). Millennium was well received no matter who watched it. Thinking there had to be a reason for that, I decided to watch it.
Millennium spans the history of Private from when it started in 1965 as a magazine until today. Thankfully they donít spend a lot of time on the Private magazine. Iím hoping they didnít because they couldnít find many pages from the early magazines that werenít stuck together. Private started getting into videos in 1990, and things start of with a bang, of the gang type, right away. The first scene comes from Private Video Magazine #1 and an aptly titled scene called Anette & 8 Studs . This scene lets anybody completely unfamiliar with Private know that if they donít like group and anal sex, they better run away fast. There are many other scenes from the Private Video Magazines throughout the feature. Thereís a lot of room for them, as thereís a total of twenty, yes, twenty scenes in Millennium . They cover all of Privateís different lines (such as Gold, Black Label, Pirate, etc.) And explain a little about what each line is about.
Millennium shows that Private is more than just anal and group sex. Itís anal and group sex in exotic locations. The locations arenít always easy either. Millennium includes Sex Under the Tower , which was shot underneath the Eiffel Tower at night with many people and lots of cops around. The scene actually won an award due to the risk of shooting it. Apparently itís much better than Sex in Euro-Disney which nobody showed up for. Thereís also Private In Mont Blanc which was the highest altitude sex scene ever shot. A helicopter was used to ferry the four people up to where the scene was shot and they were all dressed in warm heavy clothes. Itís a beautiful location and I think everybody hired themselves out as human glass cutters for at least the next month after the scene was shot. Katja Kean and Jean Yves LeCastel also have a great scene where a lot of the action takes place underwater. Itís a really hot scene and the cameras catch it all.
Of course, sex just isnít sex without Miracle Whip, I mean beautiful women. Several of Privateís girls, such as Silvia Saint, Nikki Andersson, and Anita Blonde are featured in casting interviews. This was one of my favorite parts of Millennium . Itís a little bit of behind the scenes in the middle of the feature. The girlsí casting interviews on what they like and donít do are cut together with some of their scenes. It does a great job of showing how some of the girls have opened up sexually. Millennium also includes a short feature on Tania Russof Gabriella Wolf, and Cassandra Wilde as they are thought of as some of Privateís hottest and most famous women. Thereís some stiff competition (no pun intended) there and the girls have all earned it. Tania was the runner up for Penthouse Pet of the Year after coming to Private. Gabriella was Miss Hungary in 1994 and Cassandra was one of Europeís top models before coming to Private.
Of course, with talent such as these girls Private has feature films. When Private does a feature film, they donít seem to spare any expense. Included are scenes from The Pyramid, The Pyramid 3, Tatiana, Operation Sex Siege, and many others. Each most of the scenes include a small lead in which tells about the feature film. They shouldnít be skipped as most of them are really interesting and they made me appreciate the scenes a lot more.
Millennium is made the way compilation features should be made. The transfers are very good and are probably better than when the scenes were originally released in a few cases. Every scene lists the feature it came from and many have short lead ins about the history of the feature. Even better, at the end of each Millennium (since itís a combination of a two part video), thereís real credits. Unlike most adult films, be they compilation or not, thereís real credits here. Every scene is broken apart and the cast listed. They go by fast, so keep your remote handy, but you can still see who was in each scene.
Extras: A three hour feature, and Private still gives extras. Although some donít consider it an extra, the animated menus on Millennium do add to the DVD. Thereís also a list of the awards Private won between 1994 and 1999. This seems to be getting more common on DVDs. Although itís not the greatest extra it does give one an idea of other films to check out that are probably very well done.
As with almost any other DVD release thereís a few trailers. Included on this DVD are trailers for Millennium, Fatal Orchid, Indecency, The Matador, The Tania Russof Story, and XXX 4 .
If the twenty scenes lasting almost three hours arenít enough, Millennium also has two bonus scenes. The first is from Private Stories #16 and was directed by Scott Lucky. Itís an outdoor group scene that lasts about ten minutes. Itís not your usual Private scene. The only lesbian action in the scene is a little kissing and neither of the girls takes it up the ass. Even more surprising is the technical quality of the scene. Thereís some horrible wind noise. This is the first outdoor Private scene Iíve seen where the wind noise is a problem. Itís an okay extra scene, but thereís a reason itís not part of the actual feature.
The second scene is from The Fugitive , which was directed by Pierre Woodman. It lasts about twelve and a half minutes and is more your standard outdoor Private group scene. Thereís anal as well as a double penetration. The technical quality is more of what you expect from Private as well. Itís even in widescreen! The scene is better than average, but itís always a little distracting during outdoor scenes when thereís a bunch of flies hovering around the ladiesí nether regions. Luckily, thatís about the only complaint I can make about the scene.
Themes: Straight, gang bang, anal, DP, lesbian, foot worship, orgy, fetish wear, Bondage & discipline, toys, public sex, and exotic locations
Raincoat Factor: Extreme. I donít think thereís a full minute where somebody is fully clothed.
Overall: Currently, Millennium can be found online for between $25 and $30 with many store offering it for under $27. If youíre at all interested in what Private has to offer sexually, donít even think about not picking Millennium up. This is how compilation DVDs should be done. It even has real credits so you know where each scene came from and whoís in the scene.
Note to Private: Itís really nice to see a company do a compilation right. Keep up the great work!
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