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Time to Love

Studio: Video X Pix » Review by The Mooninite » Review Date: 9/15/05

XCritic's Advice: Watch On Demand

The Movie:

This 1973 production directed by Harold Kavener isn't all that remarkable, but it does benefit from the always fun presence of Harry 'Deep Throat' Reems (sans his trademark moustache and looking really young because of it) and the lovely to look at Tina Russell. Plot wise? Well, it's not complicated. It takes place at a bar where Harry Reems and his pal reminisce about the university they went to together, where people in the student body and the faculty run around and try to get laid. Look for some kick ass 42nd St. footage from the era on display, including a great shot of The Lyric Theater marquee showing A Fistful Of Dollars.

Scene One: Harry Reems and an Unidentified Blonde Girl Harry gets this fox in his bedroom alone, and she strips for him. Harry starts things off as some generic 50s rock and roll plays in the background by fingering her pussy for a minute or two. She gets down on her knees and sucks his dick just to show him that she cares, and then he lays her down on her back and fucks her pussy missionary style for a few minutes. After he's done that for a couple of minutes, he's ready to blow and he pops his wad on her belly.

Scene Two: Howard Blakely and a Brown Haired Oriental Girl In the back room of a brothel they start the scene off by stripping down and then making out a bit. She moves her mouth down to his cock and sucks him until he's hard, then walks on his back and oils up his back for a quick massage. More cock sucking ensues, and then he fucks her missionary style. HE gets her on all fours and does her from behind for a few minutes, then he comes inside her.

Scene Three: Harry Reems and an Unidentified Brown Haired Girl After picking up this slender brunette at a bar, Harry takes her back to his place for some champagne. They hop into bed, some wild piano music plays that sounds like it was lifted from Reefer Madness, and she spanks him on the ass. They make out, he fingers her cunt and sucks on her nipples, and then she gives him head. He flips her over and eats her pussy out, and then they decide to sixty-nine for a few minutes to kill some time. She gets back to blowing him as he stands up in front of her, and then he enters her as the scene comes to a finish.

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Scene Four: Howard Blakely and an Unidentified Blonde Girl On a trip somewhere (possibly London, judging by the stock footage inserts, but then it shows us footage of Rome, so you figure it out), Howard hops into bed with a pretty blonde. They suck one another for a few minutes and then they sixty-nine. He lays her back and pounds her pud missionary style while free jazz be-bops in the background. Once the Rome footage kicks in, it looks to be a different girl in bed with him, riding him cowgirl style as he plays with her tits. Then we cut to China, where he assume he's fucking a different girl, but it never actually shows us.

Scene Five: Harry Reems and Tina Russel After heading back home after a night out with his friend, Harry decides to celebrate his birthday with his wife and kids. After they all have cake and ice cream, the kids go to bed and he and the wife get it on. They lay on top of one another and tongue kiss a bit, then Harry fingers and kisses her pussy, stopping once in a while to lick her legs. She strokes him until he's hard and then starts to suck on his cock, and then they move into the sixty-nine position (there's a lot of that in this movie). The hit it missionary style from a few different varied angles, then she rides him cowgirl style.

He finishes up inside of her, and then we're treated to a really strange montage of stock footage containing everything from footage of farmers to space footage to kids jumping on mattresses while some loan narrator gives us an anti-war speech. Then we're treated to footage of starving African children and nuclear bomb testing and voila, there's not a boner left in the house.

Only in the seventies would a porno movie incorporate news reel footage and footage of a character playing with his two young kids. Truly bizarre!



Now for the bad news - Time To Love is presented in a fullframe transfer sourced from a VHS tape. While the tape was at least in decent shape and the movie is watchable, the image is pretty flat and the colors are faded. There's not a lot of print damage and thankfully there are only a couple of tape rolls here and there, but those expecting the clarity of a film sourced transfer aren't going to be too stoked about the film's appearance on the DVD as the picture is quite fuzzy at times. If you're familiar with some of the more obscure adult film releases that have come out from Something Weird Video or Alpha Blue Archives, then you'll likely be okay with how the movie looks here. The unfortunate decision to add a 'Video X Pix' bug in the bottom right hand corner of the image during a few key scenes is also a strike against the disc. While the transfer is watchable and it could have been worse, it would have been nice to see this one get a proper release however, I honestly have no idea if proper elements are even still available as a lot of the negatives and prints for this type of material for some reason seems to just disappear. If you grade this one on a curve and stack it against other, harder to find adult features of the same era, it's about on par with that level of quality.


The Dolby Digital Mono soundtrack is a little muffled and not of the best quality, but again, it's taken from a tape source so the limitations of the older technology are going to be there when that's the case. Dialogue is pretty easy to understand, however, and the background music comes through reasonably clear. There aren't a lot of sound effects used in the film, mostly just some random moaning and groaning during the action scenes and these are handled just fine, as are the talkier bits of the movie.


The disc doesn't come with a whole lot in the way of extra features but there are two trailers tucked away neatly underneath the menu screens. First up is a trailer for a Delta Films production called Slit Skirts starring Joanna Storm and a young Ron Jeremy, and another trailer for a Henri Pachard film entitled A Girl's Best Friend also featuring The Hedgehog, alongside Samantha Fox, Aunt Peg, Veronica Hart, Jody Maxwell, Merle Michaels, and the one and only Veri Knotty.

Final Thoughts:

It's a shame that Video X Pix didn't use a better video source for this release as the quality isn't so hot, but the movie holds up well and it's got a good, if primarily unrecognized, cast. Fans and/or collector's of vintage porn already know they want this one, but casual filth fans might want to rent Time To Love before plunking down their coin on this puppy.

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