Wednesday, July 9, 2014

All Night Long / Tapestry Of Love (DVD Review) - Vinegar Syndrome

USA/1975, 1976
Directed By: Alan Colberg
Written By: Alan Colberg, Chris Warfield, Bob Chinn
Starring: John Holmes, Sharon Thorpe, Ric Lutze
Color/160 Minutes/X
Region FREE
Release Date: July 8, 2014

The Films
ALL NIGHT LONG is the first film in this double feature and the title tells you a little bit about what you can expect. John Holmes and Ric Lutze have been chosen as the two finalists for the coveted "Mascot Of The Golden Rod" the top honor for male porn stars. The only way to win the award is to finish sleeping with your predetermined path of women first, and it's going to take you all night long. The awards ceremony watches on as each woman across town has their love dens rigged with cameras and the ceremony nearly turns into a giant orgy itself! John and Ric encounter everything from a scary dominatrix to the apparent love of their life all while trying to keep up their stamina in what will end up being a photo finish.

ALL NIGHT LONG features plenty of light hearted humor, especially from the cynical man at the awards ceremony who seems unimpressed with everything and a cat fight on stage over an award. The men and their sex race also features plenty of laughs and even a "what the fuck moment" or two, such as a slow motion money shot complete with "splashing" sound effects. That was a first for me.

Then in TAPESTRY OF PASSION there is a sex killer on the loose and it is up to private detective Johnny Wadd to solve the case for the victims' gorgeous sisters and lovers. His only fee to be paid? Well sex of course. Wadd follows the clues until he comes face to face with the killer herself, The Black Widow, who runs her sex house out of the back of a newspaper. How her name or advertisements don't raise any red flags is beyond me but The Black Widow charges a mere $50 (with a money back, satisfaction guarantee!) to dominate her victims and poison them whilst fucking. TAPESTRY OF PASSION works on the back of the Johnny Wadd character. His smooth talking (among other assets) allows him to sleep with even the most suspicious of his clients along with being a viable foe for the nasty Black Widow and her henchman.

The Audio & Video
Vinegar Syndrome's double features a pair of 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfers keeping each film in its original aspect ratio. The prints look good for the most part. ALL NIGHT LONG is a bit dark and grainy at time but the majority of the film has just light speckling. TAPESTRY looks better, being sharper and cleaner overall. Both films look nice though, even at their roughest. The mono audio tracks are well mixed, with no distracting background noise. 

The Extras
A trailer for each film is included

The Bottom Line
If you're not a Vinegar Syndrome fan this double feature DVD isn't a bad way to jump on board. It features the sex and general exploitation feel that the company is becoming so popular for. If you're already on board with the company then you probably know you'll want to add this disc to your collection by this point. 

ALL NIGHT LONG / TAPESTRY OF LOVE Peekarama Double Feature is available HERE

1 comment:

Kev D. said...

I've been pleasantly surprised with the quality of the Vinegar Syndrome stuff I've seen. So I think I'll look into this one...