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Defiance 

Release date: 4/2/2003
Reviewed on: 5/14/2003

Starring: F. J. Lincoln, Jean Jennings
Studio: VCX

Review brief: Length: 71:50 Year: 1974 DEFIANCE! aka DEFIANCE OF GOOD as it says on the print used on this dvd is a film from 1974 and I went into this film not knowing much about it, excep having read a brief outline of the film and it sounded interesting. The outline to this story is that Cathy (Jean Jennings) a young girl is caught using drugs by her mother and her parents decide that it is best for her to go to a psychiatric hospital for a short period of observation. This hospital is a hell hole and all manner of strange men and women approach her in this place. She is raped by patients (one of whom is played by a very young Jamie Gillis) and the nurses and just when we think she may never get out of this place along comes a doctor who promises to get her out of this place. Fred Lincoln plays this doctor. He does an excellent job as this creepy doctor. He takes her out of this horrible hospital to his private clinic and submits her to his treatment which involves her being tied up and forced to have sex with other patients.
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Erotic City (NuTech) 

Release date: 8/25/2000
Reviewed on: 5/7/2003

Starring: Amber Lynn, Joey Silvera, Jamie Gillis, Jacqueline Lorians, Joanna Storm, John Leslie, Harry Reems, Aurora, Laurie Smith, Jay Serling
Studio: Cal Vista Classics

Directed by: Robert McCallum
Review brief: Year: 1985 Length: 86 minutes Even though this is part of the NuTech line of Classic dvd collecion series this is certainly no classic. You might think it is by looking at the cast involved (Harry Reems, Jamie Gillis, John Leslie, Amber Lynn) and directed by Robert McCallum, but unfortunately the sex and the storyline to this movie are severely lacking. The plot to this story is supposed to be something similar to that of a soap opera, but I didn't find it to be any more similar to a soap opera than any other porn film I've seen. Basically the problem is that there was no plot at all and this is a problem in a porn film that pretends to have a plot. This movie pretended to have a story line and it had just enough to get in the way but not enough to make any sense, so this is one problem. Either they should have just went wall to wall sex with this one or have developed the story line more fully and made a full feature sex film out of this movie.
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Memories Within Miss Aggie 

Release date: 9/18/2003
Reviewed on: 4/22/2003

Starring: Eric Edwards, Harry Reems, Mary Stuart, Darby Lloyd Rains, Kim Pope, Deborah Ashira, Patrick L. Farrelly, Ralph Herman, Christopher Kersen, Leo Zorba, Rolf Beck
Studio: Arrow Productions

Directed by: Gerard Damiano
Review brief: Year: 1974 Length: 73 minutes approximately MEMORIES WITHIN MISS AGGIE from 1974 by porn director legend Gerard Damiano is a true classic, that is given a truly terrible dvd transfer. Although advertised as available from Arrow dvd by Excalibur films, this is in fact a transfer they themselves have done of the film from an old Arrow vhs of the film. The transfer is horrible and that is the only thing that keeps me from giving this film a perfect rating. This movie is one of the best porn films I've seen, and it holds it's own as a film story wise also, which is important as this one aims to be a feature. The story behind this film is that Miss Aggie is a slightly crazy middle aged woman, who imagines the ways she met her current companion and she has flashbacks imagining herself as a young woman having sex with him as a young man. The first scene is between Eric Edwards and Kim Pope and it's pretty good, they are both very innocent in this scene. It's strange to see Eric Edwards so young looking as he was in this film.
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Story of Joanna, The (Alpha Blue) 

Release date: 9/18/2003
Reviewed on: 3/25/2003

Starring: Jamie Gillis, Terry Hall, Gerard Damiano, Zebedy Colt, Juliet Graham, Steven Lark, John Busche, John Koven, Roy Carlton
Studio: Alpha Blue Archives

Directed by: Gerard Damiano
Review brief: Terri Hall......as Joanna Jamie Gillis....as Jason Zebedy Colt.....as Griffin Juliet Graham...as Gina "The Story of Joanna" from 1975 has the most highly developed storyline of any porn film I have seen. I don't want to give to much of it away, but it involves Jamie Gillis being a millionaire who picks up this woman and sets about degrading her for a special purpose he has for her later in the movie. The degredation of her though is very central to the plot of the movie and after what I had read of how this was one of the rougher movies of the 70's I was surprised by how tame it was. The acting in this movie is top notch, I have not seen a porn film with acting equal to this one. The music is excellent and the sets are beautiful. The audio and video on the dvd for this movie are not that good though, about equal to some of the classics VCX puts out on dvd.
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High School Memories 

Release date: 3/19/2001
Reviewed on: 2/25/2003

Starring: Jamie Gillis, John Leslie, Annette Haven, Richard Pacheco, Dorothy Le May, John Martin, Chris Hopkins
Studio: VCX

Review brief: Length 78:20 Year 1981 The VCX dvd of HIGH SCHOOL MEMORIES is in fullscreen as are most of their dvd's and the picture quality is not too bad on this dvd. It's certainly a step up from their dvd of THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES. The audio is fine and everyone can be understood easily throughout the movie. This movie really deserved some extras and it includes none at all, not even the ones promised on the front cover. VCX should really get with the game and try to get some commentary tracks for their classic dvd releases as the other companies such as VCA and NuTech are doing. The story to this movie is that coach Salinas (Jamie Gillis) is coming back for a reunion with the some teachers he worked with, and a student he had on his football team 5 years earlier. He has changed a lot in the last 5 years, but first we get to see how he was 5 years earlier and it is quite an entertaining view of the trip on the bus of him and his football team to a football game.
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Debbie Does Dallas (NuTech) 

Release date: 4/24/2000
Reviewed on: 2/17/2003

Starring: Eric Edwards, Merle Michaels, Christie Ford, Bambi Woods, David Morris, Arcadia Lake, Rikki O'Neal, Georgette Sanders, R. Bolla, Herschel Savage, Jake Teague, Robin Byrd, David Pierce, Kasey Rodgers, Ben Pierce, Tony Mansfield, Jenny Cole, Paul Hughs, Peter Lerman, Debbie Lewis, Steve Marshall
Studio: NuTech

Directed by: Jim Clark
Review brief: Length 83:23 Year 1978 This is a review of the NuTech dvd of Debbie Does Dallas. For a review and comparison of the VCX dvd of Debbie Does Dallas check out my other review of the VCX dvd of Debbie Does Dallas. The NuTech dvd of Debbie Does Dallas has slightly better picture quality than the VCX disc while the audio quality is virtually the same. There are 4 minor cuts made to the NuTech dvd that are not made to the VCX dvd though, but overall I feel confident in making a recommendation that you buy the NuTech dvd of Debbie Does Dallas because of the better picture quality and the fact that the movie is put on one track which eliminates the pauses that are present on the VCX disc while the movie switches between tracks. These 4 cuts do not amount to very much and you are not missing much in terms of actual sex or story. There are only 19 seconds total cut from the NuTech dvd so as I say your not missing much. Unless you have to have a totally uncut version of Debbie Does Dallas then go with the NuTech dvd. Now to the review of the actual movie.
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Debbie Does Dallas (VCX) 

Release date: 8/19/2000
Reviewed on: 2/16/2003

Starring: Eric Edwards, Merle Michaels, Christie Ford, Bambi Woods, David Morris, Arcadia Lake, Rikki O'Neal, Georgette Sanders, R. Bolla, Herschel Savage, Jake Teague, Robin Byrd, David Pierce, Kasey Rodgers, Ben Pierce, Tony Mansfield, Jenny Cole, Paul Hughs, Peter Lerman, Debbie Lewis, Steve Marshall
Studio: VCX

Directed by: Eric Edwards, Jim Clark
Review brief: Length 83:42 Year 1978 This review will be a comparison between the 2 current releases of Debbie Does Dallas by the companies VCX and NuTech. With a review of the movie following. The VCX dvd of Debbie Does Dallas is slightly longer than the NuTech dvd of Debbie Does Dallas. I have seen both and noticed 4 slight cuts to the NuTech dvd. None of which were major. The running time on the VCX dvd is 19 seconds longer than the NuTech dvd, but the NuTech dvd has a better quality picture so I would recommend going with the NuTech dvd over the VCX dvd. The VCX dvd is divided into 5 chapters and there is a pause when the player switches between these chapters. This is not the case on the NuTech dvd as the movie is on one track on the NuTech dvd. The NuTech dvd appears to have been transfered from a film source while the VCX dvd appears to have been mastered from a vhs tape.
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Comming of Angels, A 

Release date: 1/15/2002
Reviewed on: 2/4/2003

Starring: Jamie Gillis, John Leslie, Eric Edwards, Annette Haven, Leslie Bovee, Abigail Clayton, Amber Hunt, Susan McBain
Studio: Caballero

Directed by: Joel Scott
Review brief: Length: 84:20 Year: 1977 The Caballero dvd of A Coming Of Angels is presented in full-screen which doesnt appear to be correct because during the ending credits the names are cut off on the left and right of the screen, but during the rest of the movie you dont notice anything really being cut off. Unlike earlier Caballero dvds this one is on one track so you dont have those layer changes that cause the pauses, such as on Amanda By Night. The story to this movie is that Mark (Jamie Gillis) is an evil kidnapper who sells the women he kidnaps to various buyers. Before he does this though he and his evil sidekicks train the women how to be sexually submissive. This movie was meant to be a take off of Charlies Angels, with Carrie (Annette Haven), Jennifer (Abigail Clayton), and Robin (Leslie Bovee) playing the angels. Jennifer has been kidnapped by Mark and his gang and so the other two angels are out to find her and that is the basic plot to the movie. Robert (John Leslie) has a serious problem throughout the movie.
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Amanda By Night 

Release date: 4/24/2000
Reviewed on: 1/27/2003

Starring: Mai Lin, Jamie Gillis, Ron Jeremy, Don Fernando, Eric Edwards, Samantha Fox, Michael Morrison, Lisa De Leeuw, Veronica Hart, Jon Martin, Arcadia Lake, R. Bolla, Frank Hollowell, Herschel Savage, Pat Manning, Brooke West, Nicole Noir, Lee Carroll
Studio: Caballero

Directed by: Robert McCallum
Review brief: Length: 86:32 Year: 1981 Veronica Hart....as Amanda R. Bolla.........as Detective Ambrose Hart Jamie Gillis.....as Friday Ron Jeremy.......as Vice Cop The Caballero dvd of Amanda By Night is presented in fullscreen which appears to be the correct aspect ratio of this movie. The quality of the movie is excellent considering the age and it appears to have been transferred directly from film and not from a vhs tape as some of the older classics have been. It doesn't look as good as a new film but it's certainly not a disappointing looking dvd at all. The audio is quite good as well with no noticeable hard to understand spots. The story in this movie is what really sets this movie apart from the crowd. The story in this one is a murder mystery. Amanda (Veronica Hart) a call girl who works for Friday (Jamie Gillis) who talks Amanda into getting 2 of her hooker friends into meeting a client of Fridays for an S&M session. One of the hookers makes fun of the man they meet and he accidentally kills her.
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Opening of Misty Beethoven, The 

Release date: 1/29/2001
Reviewed on: 1/22/2003

Starring: Jamie Gillis, Constance Money, Gloria Leonard, Marlene Willoughby, Jaqueline Beudant, Jenny Baxter, Mary Stuart, Terry Hall
Studio: VCA

Directed by: Henry Paris
Review brief: Length: 84:20 Year: 1975 The Opening Of Misty Beethoven has everything that makes a great film and not just a great porno. It is funny, cute, sweet, and very sexy. In my opinion everything came together perfectly in this film to make it maybe the best porno of all time. This is certainly the best porno I have seen in my admitedly rather limited viewing of the genre. VCA has done a superb job with this dvd they have included a commentary track with the star of the movie Jamie Gillis and supporting actress Gloria Leonard. They both provide interesting tidbits about the film and its making and about the other actors and actresses that took part in the film. The audio quality is excellent. The video quality is pretty good there is a problem with a lightening at the top and bottom of the screen but it is not too distracting, but this is the only problem with the video of note. The story of this film is based on the movie Pygmalion. This movie has been made numerous times. This version of course involves Dr.
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Budding of Brie, The (VCA) 

Release date: 12/3/2001
Reviewed on: 1/20/2003

Starring: Eric Edwards, Luarien Dominique, Hillary Summers, Jennifer Jordan
Studio: VCA

Review brief: Length: 84 minutes Year: 1980 The Budding of Brie starring Hillary Summers revolves around the story of her and how she screws her way to the top in Hollywood and becomes a big star. This is a very classy looking film and looks like it had a very high budget. One thing I didn't like about the sex scenes was the excessive talking during them especially because they only had rather stupid things to say to each other. If they had had sexy things to say then it would have been ok but as it was this did not help the film. The video quality of this film is great as is the audio quality of this dvd. VCA has done a great job. I have bought a few VCA dvd's and have been impressed with all of them in terms of audio and video quality. There is a commentary track included with Jim Holliday and Shayla LaVeaux although this is not as informative as on some of the other classic VCA dvd's as neither of them was involved with the making of this film.
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Alexandra (VCA) 

Release date: 9/21/2001
Reviewed on: 1/14/2003

Starring: Joanna Storm, Eric Edwards, Eve Sternberg, Ashley Summer, Lauren Wilde, Reg Wilson
Studio: VCA

Directed by: Col. Robert Freeman
Review brief: Length: 92:48 Year: 1983 The VCA dvd of Alexandra is presented full screen and the picture is as clear as can be expected for a film 20 years old. The audio is in excellent shape and comes through clear at all times and I didn't notice any hard to understand dialogue. Now on to the plot of the movie. This movie has enough plot to keep a soap opera going for 6 months, but don't let that discourage you my fellow porn viewers. I found the story well developed and if you follow it closely it is quite interesting and it will hold your attention. You do have to pay attention though to know what is happening. This is not a film you can fast forward through and know what is happening. The plot involves 3 couples of whom the men of the 3 couples all have one thing in common they have all dated Alexandra. Alexandra remains a mystery throughout the movie. Alexandra has something in store for these 3 couples though, she wants the guys, girlfriends to think that she is about to tell their boyfriends about their secret sexual shenanigans.
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Deep Throat (VCA) 

Release date: 4/24/2000
Reviewed on: 1/8/2003

Starring: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Carol Connors, Gerard Damiano, Bob Phillips, Dolly Sharp, Bill Harrison, John Byron, Ted Street, William Love, Michael Powers
Studio: VCA

Directed by: Gerard Damiano
Review brief: Deep Throat is perhaps the most famous porn film of all time. It is certainly a good movie, but certainly not one of the best. It isn't in the same class as films such as The Opening of Misty Beethoven or The Devil In Miss Jones. I found the soundtrack to the movie, which was original music, to be quite fitting and to give the movie a nice feeling. The title track especially is a catchy tune, "don't row a boat, don't get your goat, that's all she wrote, deep throat" it does stick in your head. The plot to the movie what there is of one is that Linda Lovelace isn't enjoying sex as much as she'd like, so she and her friend throw an orgy, this doesn't get Linda's bell's ringing though so Linda's friend talks Linda into seeing a Doctor played by Harry Reems. He discovers that her clitoris is in her throat, and encourages her to learn the art of deep throat starting right there with him. This really gets her bells ringing.
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Devil In Miss Jones, The (VCX) 

Release date: 6/11/2000
Reviewed on: 1/3/2003

Starring: Georgina Spelvin, Harry Reems, John Clemens, Marc Stevens, Judith Hamilton, Levi Richards, Gerard Damiano, Erica Havens
Studio: VCX

Directed by: Gerard Damiano
Review brief: Length: 65:39 Year: 1973 Starring: Georgina Spelvin.... as Justine Jones Harry Reems..........as The Teacher John Clemens.........as Abaca Al Gork..............as Man in cell Claire Lumiere Sue Flaken The VCX dvd of The Devil In Miss Jones is presented letterboxed (mostly). The beginning track through the titles is not letterboxed (the first 2:12 and the last 0:47), but the rest of the movie is letterboxed at what appears to be a ratio of 1.66:1 The plot to this movie is that Justine Jones being depressed commits suicide and this being an unforgivable sin she has to go to Hell. Abaca the one who sends you to Heaven or Hell though decides to give her a chance to go back to earth to fulfill her lustful desires. Now the story moves on to the sex and Justine's journey through her sexual discovery. With each scene in the movie she moves on to more and more adventurous sex, ending with a threesome with two men.
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