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Desultory conclusion to 2-parter, an opportunity wasted
Antonio Adamo gets an A for style and craftsmanship in his double feature "Dangerous Things" shot for Private and Penthouse but he flunked in the area of delivering an interesting film. All we get is sex, and judging from IMDb-ers' ratings, likely submitted by fans of star Silvia Saint, that's all that matters.
Part 1 limned the tissue paper thin story of Ether (sic) Evans, the misspelled character Saint portrays, who's an erotic novelist who has traveled to Brazil in search of inspiration. In Adult Cinema that clearly translates to sex, sex and more sex, with 16 explicit sex scenes presented over the course of the two films' 3-hours-plus running time.
She's left lover David Perry back in the studio in Budapest, he being unfaithful to her early on. In Brazil at Carnaval time she takes up with stud Nacho Vidal as Alan, but each of them hump other people, not as any sort of plot device but rather part & parcel of Adamo's approach to porn.
Fly in the ointment is the mysterious character Victor Vidal (his surname is more of a clue than a coincidence) very well-played by oily Leslie Taylor in a NonSex role that has far more dialog than all other male characters combined. Silvia is attracted to him and falls under his spell, only to learn in the finale that, like Dana Carvey's famous Church Lady on SNL was wont to scream: he's Satan!
The pidgin English dialog that Saint carefully recites is abominable, making one feel sorry for the actress. However, her unparalleled beauty (surely a candidate for most attractive actress in Adult Cinema history) and sexual prowess saves the day. Continental Black star Francol Roccaforte is pressed into service in many scenes, his big black dick often filling the screen in close-up, so the 2-parter emerges as almost suitable for filing by a virtual rack-jobber in the virtual Interracial Sex bin.
Saint and the other actresses stare at the camera many times too often in their sex scenes, as Adamo overdoes this trademark gimmick of his, analogous to POV camera porn in the gonzo world. Chief supporting actress is blonde Lea De Mae, impressive in the sack, but whose character Monique is injected so randomly into the show as to defy credibility. She serves no function other than to keep on a humping, in order that the fans be spared 3 hours of Saint on screen.
Part 2 is the weaker and shorter of the pair of films, and is utterly pointless until the final reveals. Adamo's handling of the Satan subplot is quite poor, making that finale an anticlimax that just lies there. I would vastly have preferred some good old-fashioned Satanic rituals for real (here they are merely nonviolent nightmares where human sacrifice is replaced by generic humping on an altar) and some real consequences for Saint's Ether character, instead of just a Leslie Taylor cackling away at the end for no good reason.
Except for De Maye, Adamo substitutes a completely different line-up in Part 2 of femmes to appear opposite Saint, and the Eastern Euro beauties seem to blend together, indistinctively cast. My favorite of that bunch is Sonja Smith as uber-busty Hannah, while one of Euro Porn's busiest ladies Maria Bellucci show sup billed just as Maria.
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