Thursday, August 17, 2017

MATINEE IDOL - Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray Review

Directed By: Henri Pachard
Writer: David F. Friedman
Starring: Jesie St. James, John Leslie, Kay Parker
Color/88 Minutes/X
Region FREE
Release Date: July 25, 2017

The Film
I know a porno comedy is going to be good when a shot of an erect dick floating in a pool is put to the "dun-dun" theme from Jaws. That's funny stuff. MATINEE IDOL is filled with funny stuff and is also a charming story of romance based around the two biggest stars working in the business, Lance Hardy and Linda Hand (John Leslie and Jesie St. James). Nothing sells like a Hardy Hand picture and nobody is more jealous of someone else than they are of each other.

MATINEE IDOL wastes no time bringing the sex appeal of the laughs and mixes them frequently with big success. From the beginning scene of Lance Hardy and Linda Hand having trouble finishing a blow job scene because of some personal bickering and then Linda ending the day's shoot by turning the blow job in to a crunch and munch (ouch!) and the pair swearing they'd never work with the other again. Each star sets out to find a new co-star, while the studio intends to replace them with younger, cheaper talent. Linda finds out her pool boy is a big fan and gets involved with him leading to a hilarious scene where she brings in a friend (Colleen Brennan) to make a plaster cast of his cock and continually suck him off to make sure it's a nice hard cast but when it gets too hard and breaks the cast they have to find a way to keep him hard but not get too crazy so they resort to fucking his toes. Toe fucking takes shrimping to a whole new level.

Along with the laughs there's a nice tale of love between the two stars who realize they're perfect for each other and let their guards down which makes MATINEE IDOL more than just silly sexcapades. Performances are quite good all around and we even get an appearance from Kay Parker (Taboo) which is always a welcomed sight. The sex is hot, the laughs are genuine and the story is just strong enough to make this something special.

The Audio & Video
Vinegar Syndrome delivers a beautiful transfer that MATINEE IDOL is completely deserving of. The anamorphic widescreen transfer is taken from a new 2K scan and restoration of the original camera negative which has a warm, natural grain structure. Colors are vivid and skin tones are true to life with no waxy look and feel. The audio features a DTS-HD Mono track that is free of any background noise, distortions or wobbles. The levels are stable with no peaks or dips in volume and the quality of the audio is very crisp with excellent clarity.

The Extras
Special features include a historical audio interview with writer/producer David F. Friedman and the original theatrical trailer.

The Bottom Line
MATINEE IDOL is a must own for adult film fans and first time viewers will be pleasantly surprised by the levels of entertainment on display here on top of just the sex.

MATINEE IDOL is available HERE

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