Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A TOUCH OF GENIE - Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray Review

Directed By: Joe Sarno
Written By: Joe Sarno
Starring: Tina Russell, Chris Jordan, Douglas Stone
Color/86 Minutes/Not Rated
Region FREE
Release Date: June 27, 2017

The Film
Melvin (Douglas Stone) is a shy young man who runs a junk store and sneaks out during breaks to watch movies at the local smut theater. His luck turns around when he finds an old jar and rubs the inside of it which summons the sexy genie Amara who will grant him five wishes (it's inflation!) to fulfill his sexual desire. Melvin decides it would be fun to experience what it would be like to be some of his favorite porn stars like Harry Reems and Mr. 10 1/2 himself, Marc Stevens but who can enjoy themselves when their overbearing mother keeps showing up?

A TOUCH OF GENIE is a fucking blast, no pun intended. It has some great characters, Melvin and his ridiculous disguise he wears to the porno houses are ridiculous and his incredibly Jewish mother cracked me up. Amara is adorable as the genie and will make your heart melt and all of the sexy ladies involved such as Tina Russell and Lynn Stevens will get your blood pumping.

The fantasies all take place in a rather plainly decorated room and usually play out in similar fashion with some hot scenes in all sorts of positions playing out until Mevlin's mother comes bombarding in and he has to finish quickly to get the hell out of there. All the while Amara gives him every hint under the rainbow that she wants him but Melvin can't take a hint. Chris Jordan's portrayal of the genie is every boy's fantasy of what they wish Barbara Eden was on I Dream Of Jeannie. The only problem is that we never get the goods from her and there's nobody to blame but Melvin! He blows it for us (pun absolutely intended) and we're left with our cocks literally in our hand as the movie ends in a cutesy way that wraps up the story nicely and gives our characters a meaningful ending but what a fucking cock tease. There's no lack of sex appeal in A TOUCH OF GENIE but I feel a bit cheated. I forgive it though because I really do love this movie's mix of classic sexiness, light hearted tone and overall goofy nature.

The Audio & Video
Vinegar Syndrome gives A TOUCH OF GENIE a home on Blu-ray with a new 2K scan and restoration from the original 35mm camera negative and I have no complaints. The image is sharp and crisp with high levels of detail and natural healthy skin tones that show no signs of waxiness from excessive DNR. The DTS-HD Mono audio is clear as can be with no background noise or damage.

The Extras
Special features include interviews with actor Eric Edwards and Joe Sarno biographer Michael Bowen along with the original trailer. Reversible artwork is also included.

The Bottom Line
A TOUCH OF GENIE is funny, sexy and cute as hell. It's a sexy romp filled with laughs and is a feel good porno if ever there was one. Highly recommended!

A TOUCH OF GENIE is available HERE

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