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Private Lives 1


Studio: Private » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 3/28/05



XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended

Private Lives 1: Limited Edition Collector's Set
Private Life of Monique Covet (volume 1) 8/2001
Private Life of Bettina (volume 4) 4/2002
Private Life of Wanda Curtis (volume 6) 8/2002

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Genre: Compilation, Monique Covet, Bettina, Wanda Curtis

Director: varied by scene

Cast: Volume 1: Monique Covet, Frank Versace, Mephisto, Melissa Hill, Damien Michaels, Cassandra Wild, Nick Lang, Mina, Tony DeSergio, Sophie Evans, Robert Rosenberg, Mike Foster, John Walton, Frank Major, Chrystal, Csoky Ice, Olivia Del Rio, Jean Yves LeCastel, Richard Langin, Alain Deloin, John Dough, Frank Towers, Bettina, Dorothy, Nataly Dune, Georgette, Kevin Long, Anita Paris, Michelle Wild, Franco Roccaforte, Steve Holmes, Anita

Cast: Volume 4: Bettina, Pierre Woodman, Sharon Ash, Phillipe Soine, JPX, Sarah, Alain Deloin, Vanda, Andrew Youngman, Frank Major, Dolly Golden, Joachim, Ian Scott, Monique Covet, Kevin Long, Nick Lang, Demia Moore, Henriett, Philippe Soine, Kata Lynn, Wanda Curtis, Gili Sky, Cassandra Wild, Monique Covet, Robert Rosenberg, Alex Mantegna, Toni Ribas, Oscar, Tony DeSergio

Cast: Volume 6: Wanda Curtis, Hyapatia, Christoph Clark, Richard Langin, Barbara, Megan, Davis Perry, Silvia Saint, Christine, Andrew Youngman, John Walton, Nick Lang, Bettina, Alex Mantegna, Toni Ribas, Zita, Leslie Taylor, Frank Gun, Pierre Woodman, Cassandra, Daniella Rush, Csoky Ice, Karl Ben, Carmen, Jennifer Red, Nikky, Bettina, Gili Sky, Robert Rosenberg, Kata Lynn, Cassandra Wild, Monique Covet, Oscar, Nick

Length: 777.5 minutes!!!

Dates of Production: varied by scene

Extra's: Most of the wonderful extras were extra scenes with the three stars in them. As such, the extra scenes tended to last longer than the featured collections and were often better scenes in my opinion. Monique's extras also included her photosets, a list of her movies, a number of trailers, some production notes, and cast information. Bettina's extras were quite similar although she also gave an interview that was edited between the scenes and had a short featurette (as well as an Easter Egg masturbation scene). Wanda's extra's were also similar in that her Easter Egg scene was a full fledged sex scene with a few partners (although uncredited, it looked familiar), and I enjoyed her interview (the initial interview for the series with Monique sucked since it was written and sounded fake as heck; that's why I like live interviews so much more). In short, while the six discs contained a lot of sex scenes, they also had a lot of extras that added even more value to the set.

Condoms: Not that I recall

Audio/Video Quality: Private Lives 1 was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color that many of the scenes were shot in but a number of them were presented in widescreen 1.78:1 too (it varied from scene to scene). Like the source material varied, so too did the quality of the shots; from their color accuracy to their clarity to the amount of grain and video noise on display. On average, the majority of scenes looked pretty good but if you're a fan of this hotty, you aren't going to find the scenes looking any better than here. The audio was typically presented in a stereo English fashion although many of the scenes were dubbed (badly) so don't buy this one to give your new home audio set up a test drive.

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Body of Review: In recent years, Private has been nice enough to allow me to review a number of their excellent compilation series in the Private Life of line. While I wish I had access to all of them, the following titles gave me much pleasure and still serve as reference material for my reviews of Private's many other shows: Stacy Silver, Jessica May, Sandra Iron, Jodie Moore, Rita Faltoyano, Jane Darling, Kate More, and Michelle Wild. Now that the series has twenty compilations to its name, someone at Private made the wise choice of going one step further and combining some of the series into boxed sets. The first of these is Private Lives 1: Limited Edition Collector's Set a set of three titles from the Private Life of series, specifically, volumes 1, 4, and 6 (concentrating on Monique Covet, Bettina, and Wanda Curtis). The amount of fuck for the buck is off the scale here with blonde Monique's passion, black Bettina showing plenty of jungle love, and brunette Wanda giving some very heated performances throughout their multitude of sexual antics. While I might've preferred Private release the sets in order (set one would contain volumes 1, 2, and 3), there was certainly a diversity of sexual antics here and anyone into oral, vaginal, anal, DP, interracial, and kink will have more than enough stroke scenes to keep busy well into next year. That said, rather than provide a splooge by splooge virtual screenplay as many boring reviewers at other websites do, suffice it to say that the number of weaker scenes is easily covered by the better material, even though many of these scenes are older than I prefer (Private has some great titles in their back catalog but a number of them are less strong than current movies they've made). Here's a breakdown of the scenes by title, date of production, director and cast to help you decide if you'd like to take advantage of this awesome limited edition collectors set of six discs:

Set 1: Monique Covet
Scene One: Private Castings X #20: 11/1994: D-Pierre Woodman: Monique Covet, Frank Versace, Mephisto

Scene Two: Private Video Magazine 21: 1995: D-Pierre Woodman: Monique Covet, Frank Versace

Scene Three: Triple X Video 3: Love Bus: 8/1995: D-Francois Clousot: Monique Covet, Melissa Hill, Damien Michaels

Scene Four: Amanda's Diary 4: 1/1999: D-John Millerman: Monique Covet, Cassandra Wild, Nick Lang

Scene Five: Xtreme Desires: 9/1998: D-Tanya Hyde: Monique Covet, Mina, Tony DeSergio

Scene Six: Tanya Hyde's Twisted Dreams: 5/1999: D-Tanya Hyde: Monique Covet, Sophie Evans, Robert Rosenberg

Scene Seven: Xtreme Desires: 9/1998: D-Tanya Hyde: Monique Covet, Mike Foster, John Walton, Frank Major

Scene Eight: Tanya Hyde's Rubberfuckers Rules: 8/2000: D-Tanya Hyde: Monique Covet, Chrystal, Csoky Ice, Tony DeSergio

Scene Nine: Gigolo 1: 6/1995: D-Pierre Woodman: Monique Covet, Olivia Del Rio, Jean Yves LeCastel, Richard Langin, Alain Deloin

Scene Ten: Private Video Magazine 26: 2/1995: D-Francois Clousot: Monique Covet, John Dough, Frank Towers

Scene Eleven: Tanya Hyde's London Calling: 8/1999: D-Tanya Hyde: Monique Covet, Bettina, Tony DeSergio

Scene Twelve: Erica: 4/2000: D-Kovi: Monique Covet, Dorothy

Scene Thirteen: Hell, Whores and High Heels: 3/2000: D-Tanya Hyde: Monique Covet, Nataly Dune, Georgette, Kevin Long, Tony DeSergio

Scene Fourteen: The Splendor of Hell: 11/2000: D-Kovi: Monique Covet, Anita Paris, Michelle Wild, Franco Roccaforte, Steve Holmes

Scene Fifteen: Amanda's Diary 5: 3/1999: D-John Millerman: Monique Covet, Bettina, Robert Rosenberg

Scene Sixteen: Private XXX 12: 4/2000: D-Kovi: Monique Covet, Anita, Nick Lang, Steve Holmes

Set 2: Bettina
Scene One: Castings X 4: 3/1997: D-Pierre Woodman: Bettina, Pierre Woodman

Scene Two: Fatal Orchid 2: 11/1997: D-Pierre Woodman: Bettina, Sharon Ash, Phillipe Soine, JPX

Scene Three: Tatiana: 9/1997: D-Pierre Woodman: Bettina, Sarah, Alain Deloin

Scene Four: Secrets of Kamasutra: 1998: D-John Millerman: Bettina, Vanda, Andrew Youngman

Scene Five: The Uranus Experiment: 9/1998 to 10/1998: D-John Millerman: Bettina, Frank Major

Scene Six: Private XXX 9: 10/1999: D-Antonio Adamo: Bettina, Dolly Golden, Joachim, Ian Scott

Scene Seven: Tanya Hyde's London Calling: 8/1999: D-Tanya Hyde: Bettina, Monique Covet, Kevin Long

Scene Eight: The Uranus Experiment 2: 9/1998 to 10/1998: D-John Millerman: Bettina, Nick Lang

Scene Nine: Private Triple X Files 12: 7/1998: D-Pierre Woodman: Bettina, Demia Moore, Henriett, Philippe Soine

Scene Ten: Secrets of Kamasutra: 1998: D-John Millerman: Bettina, Nick Lang

Scene Eleven: Secrets of Kamasutra: 1998: D-John Millerman: Bettina, Vanda

Scene Twelve: Private XXX 4: 3/1999: D-John Millerman: Bettina, Kata Lynn, Wanda Curtis, Gili Sky, Cassandra Wild, Monique Covet, Robert Rosenberg, Alex Mantegna, Toni Ribas, Oscar, Nick Lang

Scene Thirteen: Private XXX 5: 3/1999: D- John Millerman: Bettina, Wanda Curtis, Gili Sky, Robert Rosenberg, Toni Ribas, Nick Lang

Scene Fourteen: Amanda's Diary 5: 3/1999: D-John Millerman: Bettina, Monique Covet, Robert Rosenberg

Scene Fifteen: Amanda's Diary 5: 3/1999: D-John Millerman: Bettina, Wanda Curtis, Alex Mantegna, Toni Ribas

Scene Sixteen: Tanya Hyde's London Calling: 8/1999: D-Tanya Hyde: Bettina, Monique Covet, Tony DeSergio

Scene Seventeen: Tanya Hyde's London Calling: 8/1999: D-Tanya Hyde: Bettina, Monique Covet, Tony DeSergio

Set 3: Wanda Curtis
Scene One: Triple X Files 7: 6/1997: D-Christoph Clark: Wanda Curtis, Hyapatia, Christoph Clark

Scene Two: That'$ Life: 1/1998: D-Pierre Woodman: Wanda Curtis, Richard Langin

Scene Three: Lethal Information: 6/1998: D-Kovi: Wanda Curtis, Barbara, Megan, Davis Perry

Scene Four: The Uranus Experiment 2: 9/1998 to 10/1998: D-John Millerman: Wanda Curtis, Silvia Saint, Christine, Andrew Youngman, John Walton, Nick Lang

Scene Five: Amanda's Diary 5: 3/1999: D-John Millerman: Wanda Curtis, Bettina, Alex Mantegna, Toni Ribas

Scene Six: The Bride Wore Black: 12/1999: D-Frank Thring: Wanda Curtis, Zita, David Perry

Scene Seven: Fashion: 12/1999: D-Antonio Adamo: Wanda Curtis, Leslie Taylor, Frank Gun

Scene Eight: Castings X #34: 3/1996: D-Pierre Woodman: Wanda Curtis, Pierre Woodman

Scene Nine: The Uranus Experiment 3: 9/1998 to 10/1998: D-John Millerman: Wanda Curtis, Silvia Saint, John Walton

Scene Ten: Amanda's Diary 5: 3/1999: D-John Millerman: Wanda Curtis, Nick Lang

Scene Eleven: Amanda's Diary 5: 3/1999: D-John Millerman: Wanda Curtis, Cassandra

Scene Twelve: The Bride Wore Black: 12/1999: D-Frank Thring: Wanda Curtis, Daniella Rush, Csoky Ice, Karl Ben

Scene Thirteen: The Temptations of Clarisse: 6/1997: D-Christoph Clark: Wanda Curtis

Scene Fourteen: The Temptations of Clarisse: 6/1997: D-Christoph Clark: Wanda Curtis, Carmen, Jennifer Red

Scene Fifteen: The Temptations of Clarisse: 6/1997: D-Christoph Clark: Wanda Curtis, Carmen, Jennifer Red, Hyapatia, Nikky

Scene Sixteen: Private XXX 5: 3/1999: D- John Millerman: Wanda Curtis, Bettina, Gili Sky, Robert Rosenberg, Toni Ribas, Nick Lang

Scene Seventeen: Private XXX 4: 3/1999: D-John Millerman: Wanda Curtis, Bettina, Kata Lynn, Gili Sky, Cassandra Wild, Monique Covet, Robert Rosenberg, Alex Mantegna, Toni Ribas, Oscar, Nick Lang

Scene Eighteen: Unreleased: 1/2002: D-Antonio Adamo: Wanda Curtis, Toni Ribas

Summary: Private Lives 1: Limited Edition Collector's Setwas well worth a rating of Highly Recommended for anyone that enjoys hardcore foreign porn of all sorts. The show lasted me the better part of a day (and it was a long day at that) with some very well thought out extras complimenting the scenes included here. Each of the three leading ladies, Monique Covet, Bettina, and Wanda Curtis, had their own strengths and weaknesses but taken as a whole, you'd be hard pressed to fins as solid a value package as this one. If you want a lot of fuck for your hard earned buck, this should definitely be on your short list of titles to consider. I can also sum up the package in one word: Wow!

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