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Up 'n Coming

Up 'n Coming

Studio: I-Candy
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Draken's ratings for Up 'n Coming:
Overall Rating 3 stars
Up 'n Coming overall rating 3 stars
Female Looks Up 'n Coming Female looks rating 2.5 stars
Male Looks Up 'n Coming Female looks rating 0 stars
Sex Up 'n Coming Sex rating 3.5 stars
Plot/Acting Up 'n Coming Plot/Acting rating 4 stars
Extras Up 'n Coming DVD Extras rating 4 stars
Audio/Video Quality Up 'n Coming A/V Quality rating 2 stars
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Reviewed by Draken  on  9/13/2000
Pre Viewing Expectations

The case notes this is a classic porn release, and briefly describes the plot. Most of the space on the back is used to list the extras included on the disc, and what a list it is, right down to the Dolby 5.1 sound. I don't have a Dolby 5.1 setup, so I can't comment on this. Too bad the case tells one how to find the bonus photos, half of the fun would have been searching around the various menus looking for the hidden tag.

The Main Event

This is a golden classis from the early days of Porn. It was produced in the early 1980's and stars the one and only Marilyn Chambers. She brings her own energy to any movie she stars in, which is just as hot now as it was the day she shot it. This movie is no exception. There are eight scenes total, with Marilyn appearing in a majority of those. Many of the scenes show actions we take for granted today, but were virtually unheard of back then. Those include ass licking/fingering, double penetration, and group sex.

The Details

The action is hot, complete with Marilyn's dirty talk and trademark pouty lips. She is one of the all time favorite stars in Porn, so how can you go wrong?

Once you look behind the action, there are a few rough spots in this feature, which one will need to be aware of if considering adding this to their collection. This movie is a big budget feature, so no expense was spared when it was shot. Therefore, a lot of time and attention is spent on building up the plot line of the movies. The more time paid to the plot, the less time there is for sex. There are a few long dry spells between the nookie scenes, quite different from modern features.

Since this feature was originally shot on film, one gets all the drawbacks associated with that medium. There are many noticable flaws and scratches in the film, which are evident after the transfer to DVD. The video is a bit muted, and not as crisp as one would expect, again due to its originating on film.

A pretty good job was done on the soundtrack getting it up to modern specs. There are a few spots where the stereo is lost, not sure what the cause of this was. When it first happened, it was disconcerting as I thought I lost a speaker. This freaked me out as the volume wasn't loud. Then the audio switched from one speaker to the other, tipping me off that there was a problem with the soundtrack transfer.

There is quite a list of extras on this disc. First there is an audio commentary track, which gives some interesting insight into this movie and its stars. There is the typical chapter index and a section called Club Marilyn. In this section is a photo gallery of just Marilyn, and her bio. Next there is a slide show, which has shots taken from the movie. This is followed by bios of other members of the cast. There is a trivia game, which requires one to have paid attention during the movie to get through. Get even one question wrong, and one must start all over again. While I won't give away the prize at the end of the quiz, I was a bit underwhelemed by it. There are two previews on the disc, both for other vintage porn releases. Lastly, there is web site info. Hidden on the disc are some additonal photos, how to access these are noted on the case back. Quite a list, especially if you are a fan of Marilyn. Modern productions should take note and give us this much.


A classic from the early days of porn, and staring Marilyn Chambers, how can you lose? If you like well laid out plot lines, are a fan of Marilyn Chambers, or like vintage porn, you'll be pleased with this release.

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