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Justine: Seduction Of Innocence (1996)
Director: Lev L. Spiro
Starring: Daneen Boone, Timothy Di Pri, Jennifer Behr, Kimberly Rowe, Paul Michael Robinson.
The following is a review of the unrated 95-minute version of Justine: Seduction Of Innocence (1996). This title has been rated on the basis of how well a Skinemax movie it is and not in comparison to other genres.
This first in a series of seven erotica videos featuring the extremely pretty Daneen Boone is labeled as being a part-comedy. That itself is funny, in an ironic sense. If there is any comedy to speak of it’s presented very subtly, and mainly through the fact that our heroine is such a dim bulb. She’s the stuff blonde jokes are made of. For example, in one scene Boone’s character Justine is being grilled by an interrogator who asks her, in regard to the whereabouts of a priceless artifact: “Where in the desert?” “I don’t know,” Justine responds, adding: “The sandy part.” More humor is derived from the interrogation, in that her questioner is only interested in the abridged version of Justine’s adventures, specifically her memories regarding archaeological finds worth millions, meanwhile every memory of Justine’s – shown in flashbacks – seems to contain a man and a woman having sex, be it in her travels to Egypt, a northern Inuit settlement situated near the Hudson Bay, or while in Scotland. Her probing captor, because of Justine’s detailed and wandering recollections, becomes frustrated. Ah, but we don’t! These sidetracking sexual escapades are the highlights of the movie (to some degree). As for the interrogation, it becomes quite tiresome after a while; heck, it lasts for practically the entire length of the movie.
The production values are good, in that the photography doesn’t look cheap, but still this is low-budget: There’s only about four main characters and a very limited amount of sets. In this regard, Justine’s flashback recollections behave as a breath of fresh air, taking us out of the cramped interrogation room
As for the acting, it’s adequate. It’s by no means poor. Timothy Di Pri plays Professor Paul Robson, and depending on the whims of the actors, the surname is either pronounced with a short or long “o.” The Canadian Daneen Boone doesn’t have to say a whole lot of lines; her performance is satisfactory, although I’d venture to guess that the actress is smarter than she acts, and that in one scene (in which she grabs a sword off the wall) she is purposely playing stagey. My favorite character is the interrogator/baddie played by the beefy Paul Michael Robinson, who’s a staple of softcore cinema (the muscular dude who does Shauna O’Brien six ways to Sunday in 1996′s Friend Of The Family 2). (In certain profiles, Robinson looks a bit like Tom Cruise, save for the lighter-colored hair.) And what’s up with the villain’s right-hand woman, Greta? She’s not even listed in the credits under that name. Is this another instance of a character using a misnomer?
The winnowed moments calculated: There are 9 sex scenes; 8 heterosexual and 1 lesbian. Each of these contain beautiful women (in the second one the lady bears a striking resemblance to Nancy O’Brien). Boone appears in two of these. Some of the scenes are fairly explicit, others aren’t, but all are erotic. However, not all are shot that well. The first couple ones has the camera-man circling the participants around and around to the point that you begin to feel dizzy. While a few others incorporate that diminishing ingredient that is slow-mo.
The soft-rock theme song, “Justine,” by Michael Sutton and Wendy Young, with vocals by Sutton, is breezy and catchy.
In sum, Justine: Seduction Of Innocence contains a bevy of small-breasted, attractive women. Daneen Boone is a stunning bombshell, with petite, perky, spongy nibblers and a slim yet curvaceous figure; a débutante who exudes a springlike aura. She’s in almost every scene but one never gets tired of gazing at her. I bought this movie and I don’t regret doing so, for Boone is so easy on the eye. On the other hand, I squirmed repeatedly in my seat for the movie, as a whole, is excruciatingly boring. It *drags*. Weighing the two, not even Daneen Boone’s beauty can redeem it.
Emmanuelle – A World Of Desire (1994)
Director: Lev L. Spiro
Cast: Krista Allen, Paul Michael Robinson, P.S. Sono, Kimberly Rowe, Brad Nick’ell, Reginald Chevalier, Angela Cornell, Debra K. Beatty, Holly Hollywood, Lori Morrissey, Steve Michaels, Tami Simsek.
Krista Allen is indeed a knockout, and you do get to see a decent amount of her in this movie. Most of the other actresses are very attractive as well. All of them did really well with their orgasms. There were about three good sex scenes. The rest were just okay.
This movie could have been something really memorable though. All the sex scenes needed to be longer and filmed better (I HATE that “merry-go-round” technique). There were several times where Krista should have been completely nude, but she’s partially clothed. The dialogue and plot were really, really bad, and much less time should have been wasted on them. Oh, and the opening theme is without a doubt the most laughably bad song I have ever heard in my life.