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Review brief: This year marks the 40th anniversary of the production of "The Opening of Misty Beethoven", the 1970's adult film classic from director Radley Metzger and VCA. Starring Constance Money as a young prostitute whom the late Jamie Gillis chances upon while plying her trade in a Parisian theater, this flick traces her journey from an erotically uninspired bore to a talk-of-the-town, world-class sexpot. Indeed, under Gillis' tutelage and with his wealthy friend's (Jacqueline Beudant's) fortune, Money transforms from a hapless, young harlot unwilling to suck a dick to a seasoned pro, capable of pleasuring a group of men, turning homosexuals with her charms, and ultimately seducing the most powerful name in men's publishing and his mistress (Gloria Leonard).
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Review brief: What do you get when you mix Metzer, a classic play, two very hot actors, and a relatively big budget? You get the best porno movie ever made. Unfortunately, that's not saying very much since most porn movies are extremely bad and being the best of the worst isn't exactly a very good accomplishment. The largest problem with this movie is that the plot was razor thin and extremely fragmented. The flow of the story was continuously interrupted by needless scenes of blowjobs. (Way too many blowjobs in my opinion. Metzer is way too obsessed with blowjobs. The ratio of blowjobs to vaginal sex was something like 10 to 1.) He also liked to add in ridiculous dialogue to the ends of good scenes. I suppose his intention was to break the tension of sexual arousal with some comedy. (Mainstream movies do this all the time like when they add a comedy bit to an action sequence.) This device did not work for this movie because it ended up coming across as being stupid rather than funny which is funny since the play that this movie is based on is actually funny all the way through.
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Review brief: NOTE: This is not your typical review. Others have done an excellent job reviewing the content, scenes, performances, etc. of this porn classic. This "review" concerns itself with how the DVD's contents compare with the complete, uncut original release version of the film or an early (before prior self-censorship) VHS version. The Ratings given refer either to the "original" version of the film (Performers, Plot, Sex, etc.) or to the DVD version (Extras, Value, etc.) and are relatively arbitrary. The important info is that which follows. MISTY (ALMOST) INTACT! To paraphrase one of Jamie Gillis lines in the movie, Theyve left alone Misty Beethoven! Theyve left alone Misty Beethoven! After side-by-side, shot-by-shot comparison of the new DVD version of the Henry Paris (Radley Metzger) classic with an old video that appears to have been made from an original release print of the film, only two short shots and the end title appear to be missing from the new DVD.
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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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Review brief: This was a great flik. It's got stuff in it that one just doesn't see any more in modern day porn. Like dicks cumming and being put back into the vagina. I don't recall any condoms either. The first scene had a lady sitting over a guy's lap and rubbing her labia over an erect penis before inserting it inside her. The way it was done/looked, it was something I hadn't seen before. It was a real turn on. The story was strong. It actually engrossed me. It got me interested in how Misty Beethoven would turn out. It actually felt like a "real movie" at times (something modern porn rarely does for me) where one wants to see the story through to the end. It is a classic and the females have genital hair. I found the females for the most part to be attractive. They had that seventies homely look but they looked good to me. In a way it was exciting to see the gals not looking so "glamorous." All though the sex scenes didn't have the "graphic" nature that I like from modern day stuff there was stuff I'd come back to see again.
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Review brief: This 1976 Golden Age classic is, by critical consensus, the best adult film of all time. It was directed by Henry Paris, a stage name for Radley Metzger, who directed several soft-core movies of the 1960s, including The Dirty Girls (1964), The Alley Cats (1965), Carmen, Baby (1967), Therese and Isabelle (1968), Camille 2000 (1969), and The Lickerish Quartet (1970). Its safe to say he is more famous for this film than for any other; millions more people have seen Misty Beethoven than have seen any of those non- explicit movies. By the way, Im not talking out of school by giving his real name; on the commentary track of this disk, Jamie Gillis and Gloria Leonard use his real name repeatedly. They arent talking out of school either, because some quick Internet research on any number of sites would give you his real name. The plot is an x-rated takeoff on George Bernard Shaws 1916 play Pygmalion which was the basis for Lerner and Loewes successful Broadway musical and Academy Award-winning film, My Fair Lady.
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Review brief: The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1975) Studio: VCA Directed by: Henry Paris Starring: Constance Money, Jamie Gillis, Jacqueline Beudant, Gloria Leonard, Terri Hall, Jenny Baxter, Mary Stuart, Ras Kean, Casey Donovan, Cynthia Gardner, Helene Simone, Marlene Willoughby, and Nancy Dane Running Time: 1:24 Format: Single Sided, Dual Layer DVD Features: Full motion video and animated main menu; full-motion video chapter selection menu; 24 production stills from Barbara Broadcast and The Opening of Misty Beethoven; 6-minute narrated photo gallery of Hall of Fame stars; 4-minute Jim Holiday video commentary on The Opening of Misty Beethoven; photo of the original box artwork The First Word: My pick for the number one adult film of all time! Although it's not perfect, VCA produces their best classic disc ever. Plot Synopsis: Misty Beethoven (Constance Money) is an American girl who's working as a prostitute in Paris. She's discovered in a porn theater by Dr.
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