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Studio: Catalina
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BillyJizz's ratings for Score:
Overall Rating 2 stars
Score overall rating 2 stars
Female Looks Score Female looks rating 0 stars
Male Looks Score Male looks rating 4 stars
Sex Score Sex rating 2 stars
Plot/Acting Score Plot/Acting rating 4 stars
Extras Score DVD Extras rating 3.5 stars
Audio/Video Quality Score A/V Quality rating 4.5 stars
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Reviewed by BillyJizz  on  7/10/2003
This Catalina story-driven DVD is far from a great sex romp. The story is a “Strangers on a Train” kind of a deal, and sort of movie about making movies. Nasty movie director Steve Rambo and his financial angel and lover Blake Harper have a relationship that is on the rocks, mainly because film star Jason Branch, who is film score composer Ray Harley’s lover, is actually doodling director Steve on the side. Anyway, Ray finds out by looking at the daily rushes (seeing some extra footage of Steve and Jason doing dirt), so Ray arranges for Blake to strangle Jason and Blake has Ray shoot Steve. Confused?

Never mind. We’ve seen this plot before and of course much better done by Hitchcock, and the same can be said about the man-to-man sex (except for the Hitchcock part. I don’t think he ever filmed man-to-man sex. Although, if Psycho had taken a different turn, I really wouldn’t have ruled it out for Anthony Perkins.) Sorry if I confuse the issue further.

Anyway, a major fault of this DVD for me is that the suck-to-fuck ratio is WAY too high. This is a very decent cast but it’s like they were all afraid to get their dicks dirty.

The DVD opens with a cast wrap party at Steve Rambo’s house that is a pure suck orgy. I mean there are 7 guys in action, not a bad looking group at all, and not a minute of dipsticking in the scene. Maybe that’s why they put the so-called orgy scene up front. For me a big yawn.

Next up, Dave Nelson beats his meat for a part in Steve’s next film. Really nice looking guy and a massive cumshot but another big yawn, actionwise.

Lovers (at this point) Jason and Ray do the deed and finally we get some nice ass pounding by Jason. Ray Harley is a smaller guy but he’s real good looking and hairy and muscular—built like a fireplug and really good in action. There are the obligatory close-ups. This is a nice sequence.

We next go to the editing room with Steve Masters, Jack Stuart and Tony Cruz where editing takes a back seat to some serious sucking and fucking, but again mostly sucking. None of these guys did much for me so even if the action is a bit better than scenes 1 and 2, the excitement level left me limp, so to speak.

Steve, Jason and Carson Cole (where’d he come from?) are next in action in a scene that quickly turns into more of a two-way because Carson is seldom IN the action. Jason fucks Steve Rambo and Steve squats on Jason’s meat and Carson is left to grab a loose cock or lick a little ass here and there. Not a bad scene but when one guy is sort of standing around just watching, it is obvious something more was intended.

Then we have the murders—Jason is strangled in Chicago and Steve, back in his hot tub in LA, is shot to death. But really, why is any of this necessary? From Ray’s perspective, he’s swapping Jason Branch for Blake Harper. There’s not a damn thing wrong with Jason but, come on, is there any reason to kill when you’re getting Blake Harper as leftovers ? (Look at me. I’m an idiot. I’m trying to make sense out of a plot in a gay porn film.)

Then we go for an outdoor interlude. While his partner is investigating the Hollywood homicide, cop Mike Radcliffe goes looking for sex fiends in the park. Why, when you’ve got an unsolved murder on your hands, you ask? Why not? And lo and behold he finds some--Scott Davis, Tuck Johnson, Leo Masters, and Andrew Lennox, to be precise. Well rather than make arrests, why not join in? Well, cop Mike puts his mouth to good use in another 100% suck scene. I would have loved to see big cop Mike teach those boys and their assholes a few lessons in obeying the law, but alas, not to be.

Finally, the two murderers, Blake and Ray, get together in what is the best and most fuck-filled scene on the DVD, and also the prettiest--set around a beautiful pool with fountains. Spitfire Ray bottoms quite nicely for Blake, taking his dong up the ass in several positions and finally, we’re outta here.

This DVD was, to be blunt, a disappointment, given the cast. The filming was typical Catalina—great scenery, great lighting, good focus on the action from all angles. But there just wasn’t enough to get me very excited. More excitement—or at least better plot development—you’ll find by watching the real Hitchcock.

Extras are stills, 3 bonus scenes (some cuts from classic William Higgins films and two j/o scenes from Dave Casino and Ray Harley), and trailers. Not too shabby.

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