Though not in the league of his best films, like X HAMLET, ORIENT EXPRESS or SNOW WHITE AND 7 DWARFS, ALADDIN is an entertaining exercise. Hammy Christoph Clark does a good job in the title role and Tabatha Cash as his main love interest was never lovelier looking.
I see in IMDb that some clown has added Joe D'Amato as director, but this is clearly the work of Luca, a stylist who worked with Joe but took porn much more seriously than his famous countryman. There's a light touch here (and in SNOW WHITE) that is never suggested in hundreds of ham-fisted D'Amato movies, whether they be porn or horror based.
Boasting much of the same cast used in Damiano's MARCO POLO, ALADDIN unfolds in present day, with cheap special effects soon taking Clark as Aladdin on a magical (read: sexual) journey.
One clever bit, which I've seen in a number of European or Japanese porn efforts including Damiano's still-potent LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD movie, is to have shots taking the point-of-view of watching from INSIDE a woman's vagina or rectum looking out. This doesn't sound appetizing, obviously, but is a funny effect, usually to stylize the impending cock about to be inserted. Gaspar Noe ripped it off in his excruciating recent junker ENTER THE VOID.
Besides Cash, Simona Valli (impressive in MARCO POLO) is effective as a dark, exotic beauty. Amongst Aladdin's wishes are for group sex, and he's treated by the genie to 2 women and later 4 women at once. Lucky Chris.
The attractive costuming and styling of the girls is a big plus, putting this up there (or down there if you're not a fan) with the Annette Haven A THOUSAND AND ONE EROTIC NIGHTS.
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