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Millionaire 2

Studio: Private » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 1/1/05

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended

Millionaire 2: Private Gold 68

Private/Pure Play Media

Genre: Feature

Director: Alessandro Del Mar

Cast: Claudia Ferrari, Alexandra, Andy Brown, Axel Mugler, Cindy Lords, Kathy Anderson, Katsumi, Silvia Lancome, Simony Diamond, Stacy Silver, Francesco Malcom, George Uhl, Max Cortes, Philip Dean
Non-sex roles by: Armando Dominguez, Joe Walach, Herve, Mario Bottini, Patrick, Paoline Luder, Rob Russell, Clode, and others that weren't credited

Length: 99.5 minutes

Dates of Production: 1/2004 to 5/2004

Extra's: This being one of Private's top of the line productions, I knew the extras were going to shine and they did. The first extra on the second disc was a bonus scene on a couch. It was started as an interview but they dropped the pretense and went at it fairly quickly with an oral only scene. There were several other bonus scenes, some of them as Easter Eggs, as well as trailers, a lengthy (around 50 minutes) Behind the Scenes feature, a quiz (with a reward), some interviews, a couple of photogalleries, a bloopers reel, and a short feature on Claudia Ferrari's learning how to ride a horse (not the human kind). In all, these great extras (and that was just on disc two) lasted over two hours and had a lot of replay value (especially the two masturbation scenes). The disc with the movie had the usual trailers, biographies for the women, some production notes and a teaser reel (a friend insists it also had an Easter Egg but I couldn't find it and didn't want to cheat by using my computer's DVD player).

Condoms: None

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Audio/Video Quality: Millionaire 2 was presented in a very attractive anamorphic widescreen presentation, unlike virtually all porn shot these days. The level of quality far outstripped most of Private's previous attempts at providing a clear picture (this one was stunningly sharp and crisp); making me a very happy camper indeed. The colors were accurate, the lighting well done, and I saw no compression artifacts or video noise throughout the movie. I hope Private and other companies' employ the use of such pleasing visuals in future works too since it looked great on my television (even on my projection TV). The audio was presented in a nicely done 5.1 Dolby Digital English but there were options for several other languages too (it didn't appear dubbed like other recent Private releases) as well as a lot of subtitle choices. While the rear channels didn't get a workout, the overall quality of the sound showed vast improvement over other attempts from their past and this is a good trend to start.

Body of Review: Private Pictures has long been a leader in providing adult content to the masses of Europe as well as those of us in the Americas; doing so for decades in one form or another. Their magazines have long showed classiness absent in all but a handful of our domestically produced porn magazines and it was no small wonder when they began to release movies (initially tapes) over here. The company often employs some of the best looking women in the business and production values well above average; making them stand out in many ways. Since that time, the company has seen a number of ups and downs and critics, myself included, have focused as much (or more) on the limitations of the releases by the company as the strengths. The latest grand release by Private is Millionaire 2, also known as Private Gold 68.

The movie used a common story about a search for Nazi gold with all the intrigues and danger that mainstream releases have worn out but the sexual aspects employed gave the story new life. Let's face it, the best mainstream version out there has never used sex as a selling point much and while no porno is going to outstrip the general acting and production values you'll find in such movies, this one came pretty close. The sex acts followed the usual oral, vaginal and anal antics you'd expect of Private but the settings were well above average as were the story elements and production values. That the cast of women were so attractive (with a few that were more average looking) was only a bonus but the sexual energy they used to coax out a load or two was very solid. With all the chemistry that I like seeing in porn and the variety of action being as solid as Private has ever shown, the weaker acting of the cast could be overlooked (it's porn and the cast seemed to speak limited English). Otherwise, the seven sex scenes were almost all as solid as you'll find in a foreign made release with a huge budget.

I'm not going to mechanically break down the scenes since they all seemed fairly similar in terms of what happened, and I'm not going to detail the entire story (it was familiar ground for this movie watcher), but I will tell you that if you like high end porn with hot women having fun sex; Millionaire 2, is going to be a great choice for you. Heck, I haven't seen any of the deluxe boxed sets released by Private (ever) where they give the first part of a movie the golden treatment but I suspect the first part of this one really shined. It may have even won a spot on the 2004's Top Porn List if I had but I'm willing to guess that some day, some where, the two parts of the movie will be combined as a single release and Private seems smart enough that they'd include all the cool extras from such a boxed set into that release.

Summary: Millionaire 2 was worth a rating of Highly Recommended for the attractive cast, the high end production values, and the excellent extras that all added a lot of fuck for the buck missing in far too many local releases. I just wish a couple of the gals were a little more into the sex and a couple others were a bit more attractive (the give and take of modern porn is always interesting to think about) but while the acting wasn't the best I've seen in a porno (the language barrier probably being the biggest roadblock), the replay value of the sex scenes was easily enough to keep you working your member for a long time. Private has made a lot of top end porn over the years but I can count on one hand the number of movies even approaching this one (the only one coming to mind would be The Private Gladiator Trilogy but I haven't seen too many of them). Millionaire 2 is a top notch ball drainer that continues to reinvent porn for the fan!

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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