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Summoner, The

Summoner, The

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joeblow69's ratings for Summoner, The:
Overall Rating 3 stars
Summoner, The overall rating 3 stars
Female Looks Summoner, The Female looks rating 0 stars
Male Looks Summoner, The Male looks rating 5 stars
Sex Summoner, The Sex rating 2 stars
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Extras Summoner, The DVD Extras rating 2 stars
Audio/Video Quality Summoner, The A/V Quality rating 4.5 stars
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Reviewed by joeblow69  on  6/25/2001
NOTE: This is a SOFTCORE movie. That means no penetration, no cum shots, and no erections. What does that leave, you might ask? Not much…

Since I’ve never seen a softcore movie before, I had a few assumptions going in. The main two were these:

1). Since they couldn’t show any penetration or hard cocks, they would focus on the more romantic side of sex: kissing, cuddling, massage, etc

2). Without all the explicit sex going on, I figured there would be more time to flesh out an actual story.

Turns out I was wrong on both accounts. The sex isn’t any more romantic than what you see in hardcore porn; it’s just shot from weird angles so that you don’t see anything too X-rated. What sex there is rarely lasts more than 3 or 4 minutes, compared to an average hardcore scene that lasts about 15. So what do they fill the rest of the movie with? Well, there’s strippers go-go dancing, guys playing soccer on the beach, some naked horseplay on the bluffs, and a heavy dose of Italian scenery.

There is a story here, but that doesn’t stop them from switching over to some random sex scene that has nothing to do with the plot whatsoever. Apparently the story is inspired by the novel Death in Venice, but since I’ve never read that, I don’t know how closely it follows it.

The Summoner is a softcore version of Lucas Kazan’s Journey to Italy 2: DESIRE. Jake Andrews stars as the confused husband who leaves his wife and takes a vacation in Italy to help clear his head. His first night in Italy, he heads to the local gay club, where strippers shake their un- erect cocks and patrons get busy in the backroom.

The next morning at breakfast, he falls head over heals in lust with one of the local Italian boys at the next table. For the next couple of days, he ends up stalking the poor boy (but finds the time to make out with some random Italian dudes along the way). Does Jake finally get a chance to meet the young Italian stud he’s been fantasizing about throughout the movie? You’ll have to tune in to see.

Audio/Visual Quality
I really enjoyed the background music, which consisted mainly of romantic Italian operas. The video is crystal clear, and the Italian scenery is breathtaking.

There aren’t a whole lot of extras in The Summoner. Only a slideshow and a couple previews for other Lucas Kazan Italian softcore movies.

Final Word
Like I said before, I’ve never seen a softcore flick before, so I don’t know how this compares to other softcore DVDs out there. I image if softcore is your thing, than The Summoner will probably more than satisfy. The men are gorgeous (incredibly, drop-dead gorgeous), the scenery is beautiful, and the sex is… well… the sex is softcore. Was I able to get off? Yeah, eventually, but it took some doing. What I got most out of The Summoner was an intense desire to see Journey to Italy 2!

Running Time: 56 minutes

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