Animal Instincts (1992)

Unrated  |  Video  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  21 October 1992 (USA)
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A cop videotapes his wife having various sexual encounters to spruce up their marriage. However, they soon land in hot water when a mobster learns of their marital activities.


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A cop and his sexually frustrated wife are struggling to keep their failing marriage intact, when by chance they discover that he is a voyeuristic peeping tom. To satisfy him, his wife has numerous affairs, which her husband watches on closed-circuit television. However, the pair soon learn that when you play with fire, you'll always get burned. Written by Anonymous

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3 June 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Let's call a spade a spade here. This is porn. Now, I'm not prudish or interested in deeming films porn just because they have sex in them. But this is porn. As a film it is insanely inept, a porn film that masquerades as a thriller. There is no art or subtlety to it, simply a display of crude acting and titillating sensationalism. As someone who is very much into sleazy trash and dedicates a good amount of hard drive space to it, this fails even in that regard. It's dull and devoid of anything of substance.

However, it hits the right points in certain instances. The opening theme is eerie and wonderful even if it is just stock music (the other music in the film is the type of Kenny G smooth jazz you see in parodies of porn). The lighting of certain scenes is wonderful, bright and seemingly natural and the general look of the film is delightful in that grainy video shot way. These are positive aspects that could apply to any generic porn VHS of the time though.

I'm giving this a 3 because I DID get kinda horny at the beautiful women, thus in a way it fulfils its purpose. But if you want to actually watch a film then this is the worst way to go.

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