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Superstars Of Porno 1 (Cal Vista Classics)

Studio: Cal Vista Classics
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jayo's ratings for Superstars Of Porno 1 (Cal Vista Classics):
Overall Rating 2.5 stars
Superstars Of Porno 1 (Cal Vista Classics) overall rating 2.5 stars
Female Looks Superstars Of Porno 1 (Cal Vista Classics) Female looks rating 3.5 stars
Male Looks Superstars Of Porno 1 (Cal Vista Classics) Male looks rating 3 stars
Sex Superstars Of Porno 1 (Cal Vista Classics) Sex rating 2.5 stars
 
Plot/Acting Superstars Of Porno 1 (Cal Vista Classics) Plot/Acting rating 2.5 stars
Extras Superstars Of Porno 1 (Cal Vista Classics) DVD Extras rating 2 stars
Audio/Video Quality Superstars Of Porno 1 (Cal Vista Classics) A/V Quality rating 2 stars
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Reviewed by jayo  on  5/29/2010

Superstars of Porno Vol 1

Studio: Cal Vista Classic

Stars: Kay Parker, Amber Lynn, Taija Rae, Bridgett Monet, Joanna Storm, Mai Lin, Bunny Bleu, Lois Ayres, Nina Hartley, Patti Cakes, Summer Rose, David Cannon, Harry Reems, Jerry Butler, Joey Silvera, Jon Martin and Ron Jeremy

Running time: Approx. 1 hour 20 minutes (feature)

Any time you start talking about "superstars" you're apt to start a fight, since we all disagree on who earned the title and who didn't. But I think it's safe to say that most of us would come up with a short list with similar names. Unless you're Cal Vista.

This is one of those DVDs that makes me shake my head. I'm not sure what they're smoking when they made this thing. I have no problem with the DVD itself: it's an anthology of silver age clips from the early 1980s. It's fun to see a lot of these performers again. Nina Hartley when she was young; Kary Parker when she was at her zenith. Mai Lin at all.

That's the thing I have against it. I like Mai Lin—she was pretty and she had a cool, languid look that made her unique. But she was never a star, let alone a superstar. So while it's great to have her here, it's obviously wrong to have her as a "superstar." Same thing with Taija Rae and arguably Bridgett Monet. Meanwhile Nina H and Lois Ayres are mentioned only on the DVD liner. If you go by the DVD itself, they get no credit. Neither does Ron Jeremy, arguably the most famous of the bunch. If you've got a sharp eye or a good memory for faces, you'll probably recognize a few more uncredited performers as well.

Nine scenes:

Kay Parker and uncredited actor.

Taija Rae and uncredited actor and actress in a 3some.

Nina Hartley, Lois Ayers, Ron Jeremy and another actress, all uncredited.

Bridgett Monet and an uncredited actor in the back of a limo.

Mai Lin and an uncredited actor.

Harry Reems and I think Bunny Bleu, but she's uncredited and I'm not sure.

Joanna Storm and an uncredited actress in a lesbian scene.

Joanna Storm and Harry Reems again, then the actress from the previous scene is back for a 3some.

Amber Lynn and somebody.

There are no further credits and no info on which movies the clips came from, so if you like something and you want to see more of the movie—you're out of luck.

The scenes themselves are the usual stuff from the period. There's an emphasis on cock-sucking and dick-in -pussy action, and that's mostly it. If you like 80s era porn, this will do it for you. If you like the current standards of explicitness, gapes, masturbation, anal, DPs etc., you're going to be disappointed.

Special Features: Four "classic bonus scenes" from other movies. At least these tell you what the movies are from and who's in them. None of the movies are classics, at least I'd never heard of them. Also four trailers for old movies ("Senator's Daughter", "Debbie Does 'Em All", "Aunt Peg's Fulfillment" and "Pussycat Ranch"). And the ever-present, never popular "Superstar Tribute", which is simply a collection of facial reaction shots from various movies. So if you like the closeup shots of people's faces while they're fucking, without being distracted by actual fucking, then this is gold. I think it's lead.

Production values: so-so. The video looks like a transfer from videotape it's acceptable, meaning unfortunately I've seen worse. But it's not particularly good. It's acceptable on a standard def TV and in a small window on my computer.

The audio, on the other hand, is unlistenable. THe sound is OVER MODULATED, meaning it was recorded too loud and now it rumbles on playback. Not what you'd probably want to hear it anyway because we're treated to that god-awful 70s/80s shit "music" they put in the background of all these things, and all the fake orgasmic moaning and screaming in the world can't drown it out.

The DVD looks like it was done for the least amount of effort. No credits. No chapter stops between scenes. The title menu starts the movie, it doesn't take you to a menu, which means a lot more work with the remote when you might want your hand on other things.

Final verdict: It's a decent DVD if you're a fan of the performers and you want to see someone again, but overall it's mediocre at best. And it's best viewed with the sound off. Lower your expectations and you may be satisfied.



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