Satan’s Whore from Harmony Films illustrates once again that Harmony is always striving to be distinctive and add narrative to adult films reversing a trend by many other studios towards a movie being between 4 and 6 bland, repetitive scenes that simply depict a random selection from a menu of sex acts.
The premise of the video is that it forms the only surviving film record of a satanic ritual performed 43 years ago – to create the perfect sexual creature known as “Satan’s Whore”.
As theme for a video this is great. Think of all the possibilities sadly this is one of the weakest parts of the DVD. All the Satanic Devil-Speak uttered by the narrator is complete gumble. “On the sixth day of the sixth month 1966” that’s 4 sixes, not 3! And why not the summer solstice, much more auspicious and only 14 days later, LOL. I could go on about his but I won’t, it’s best if you pretend this bit of the film (the Devil-Speak) isn’t happening and you can enjoy the good bits.
The brief depiction of a “Black Mass” with post-produced, discoloured, 1960s tinted and scratchy “film” is OK and isn’t overplayed. The editor didn’t fall in to the trap of trying to post-process the whole movie, indeed even the whole mass, with the effect.
The film is divided into six scenes, or as the story would have it “The Six Steps To Whoredom”. The High Def video allows the atmospheric parts of the film to work really well, the sound quality adding a depth to the production that is too often lacking. However the movie isn’t quite perfect. Which is a shame because it is easy to imagine that it could have been.
In “The Bitch” Anan Nicol, Claudia Rossi and Jay R (The snake man himself) begin with a sensuous voyeuristic opening. This is incredibly effective right up until Jay R gets up from his chair and joins in the fun. From then on the underlying bed of chants and moans fades out so you can hear the three performers getting down and dirty. The performances are great, but the camera is hand-held, very well hand-held, but the constant movement, panning, titling and zooming, was a little too much. Yes, we got to get close in on the action but it was occasionally off-putting.
“The Virgin” starts with the less than virginal Ree Petra, in a bath, with a big black dildo. I’m guessing she didn’t buy the dildo from B&Q when she bought the bath. Donning a white waspie stockings and gloves she jumps on her lover who’s already tied to the bed awaiting the arrival of Ree and her impressive chest. He doesn’t stay tied to the bed for long and you can guess the rest. I particularly like the close-up shots of Ree licking cock. It’s slow, naughty and one of the points where the close-up hand-held does work.
“The Seductress” (Dana De Armond) plays with her ultimately superfluous glass ball while a kneeling Olivier Sanchez flails himself. Anal, oral, rimming, you want it, you get it in this scene. Dana De Armond’s plea of “don’t stop fucking me” is hardly necessary but effective nonetheless, LOL.
Alexandra Cat is “The Slut”. Wearing gorgeous sexy underwear the Russian minx first entertains two then three men simultaneously. The heat of the scene is generated more from the pure devilish lust from Alexandra Cat than the lights. It gets so hot in the room during the shoot that all four performers are dripping with sweat by the inevitably sticky end.
Olivier Sanchez and Stracy Stone Get it on in “The beauty”. A good solid m-f scene with some nice ball sucking, oooh nice hehehe.
The final scene is “The Perfect Whore”. Bobbi Starr takes on three strapping young lads to prove that she is the ultimate and willing servant of their sexual desires. Now don’t get me wrong here, this is a sex-filled scene revolving around the gorgeous and very horny Bobbi Starr, but I felt it was a little frantic as everyone tried to get in on the action at the same time. That eroded the atmosphere for me, and Bobbi was at her sexy best laid on the couch in the cut scenes being generally hot and horny.
Inter-scene graphics and cut scenes are good to excellent throughout if you ignore the confused diabolically silly occult nonsense. The cover design is good, though not groundbreaking and the text on it easy to read. I mention that as I hate standing in an adult store straining to read tiny, badly printed and low contrast cover notes.
The production values and quality are top-notch. Make-up and costumes are appropriate and beautifully executed. The sets are spot on and fit the theme of the movie, atmospheric and slightly dark.
Any criticisms of this film have to be put in the context of the high standard that Harmony set themselves and the rest of the industry. If most other studios had produced this it would be regarded as their best work. The up-close and constantly mobile camera work in some scenes is not quite my cup of tea, though it might be yours. Go get a copy, watch it and see for yourself.
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