John Holmes remains the most recognizable male porn star years after his death and while the years haven't been kind to some of his films, much of it still holds up. VCX has dug deep into their vaults and pulled together a nice compilation of Holmes' work for their company and assembled a greatest hits package. Here's a look...
Scene 1 - Summertime Blue (Bethanna): John's standing up an getting head when this brief scene starts. He lays her down and fucks her missionary style for a bit and then he pulls out and jerks off onto her face.
Scene 2 - Lust In America (Karen Summer): John eats Karen out for a bit and then she drops to her knees and blows him. He bones her missionary style and then doggy style and then he shifts gears and fucks her up the ass. He pulls out and fucks her tits then spunks into her mouth.
Scene 3 - Little French Maid (Connie Peterson, Paul Thomas): Connie gives John a blowjob and then disrobes and keeps sucking while Paul watches. Paul moves in and eats her out and then fucks her doggy style while she continues to give Holmes head. The guys switch places and Paul gets head while John fucks her missionary style and then the guys team up and hit her with some double penetration action for a bit. After that she sucks them and jerks them both off onto her face.
Scene 4 - Inside Desiree Cousteau (Desiree Cousteau, Serena, Aaron Stuart): The girls are giving John head when this scene starts but soon they split up into teams with Serena riding Aaron and Desiree taking care of John by licking his balls while he jerks off. Aaron fucks Serena missionary style and then doggy style before blowing his load on her back while John strokes himself to a finish inside Desiree's mouth. This scene was also included on the Star Fuckers compilation.
Scene 5 - Sweet Alice (Seka, Desiree Cousteau): > Seka's been out skiing. She returns to her chalet and strips down to her black stockings. She hops into bed and John and Desiree show up. The girls get naked and make out and suck John's cock, and then he fucks Desiree missionary style while Seka sits on her face and wiggles. John pulls out and the girls lie on front of him so he can come on their faces. This scene was also included on the Star Fuckers compilation.
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Scene 6 - Little French Maid (Connie Peterson, Paula Smith): Connie and Paula are goofing around in the house where they find a naked John Holmes in the hot tub. They strip and all three of them move to the bedroom where the girls suck him off. The girls move into a sixty-nine and John fucks Paula from behind and then he fucks Connie missionary style while Paula sits on her face. They do the sixty-nine/doggy style move again and then Connie takes it up the ass while Paula sits on her face again. The girls finish him off with a double blowjob.
Scene 7 - California Valley Girls (Becky Savage, Kimberly Carson, Cindy Shepard, Desiree Lane, Misty Dawn): John gets naked for the girls who take turns sucking on his cock in the living room. Each girl gives him head, sometimes two or three of them at a time, until he shoots all over them.
Scene 8 - The Raincoat Crowd (Desiree Cousteau): Desiree and an Asian hottie are giving John oral love when this scene starts. Desiree eat her friend out while John fucks her missionary style and then she sucks his cock again until he shoots all over both of their faces and ends this brief scene.
Scene 9 - Summertime Blue (Serena): Serena wanders around a boat yard for a few minutes while John takes some pictures of her. They go below the deck of a boat and strip, and John starts the action off by eating her pussy. She gives him head and then he fucks her missionary style. He pulls out and she takes him into her mouth and sucks him to a finish. Yet another scene that can be found on Star Fuckers.
Scene 10 - California Gigolo (Vanessa Tibbs): John gives Vanessa a ring, she smiles, and then strokes him off. She sucks his cock and then lies on her back and fucks herself with a wine bottle while he watches. He eats her pussy and fucks her missionary style and she pulls her ankles up to her shoulders to let him all the way in. He pulls out and tugs himself until he drops a load into her mouth.
Scene 11 - Little French Maid (Connie Peterson, Mike Ranger): Connie strips and John fucks her missionary style while Ranger slips his dong into her mouth. She rides Mike cowgirl style and sucks John off some more, and then she bends over and John slips it up her ass and she gets DP'd for a few minutes. They pull out and she gets on her back. Ranger jerks off onto her face and Holmes follows suit.
Scene 12 - Prisoner Of Paradise (Nikke Anderson, Sue Carol, Seka, Elmo Lavino): Elmo, Sue and Seka are Nazis, the rest of the cast are prisoners. Nikke is forced to suck John off at gun point while the others watch. The girls all make out and Seka does some muff diving, and after that Elmo forces John to fuck Nikke from behind as she bends over his desk. After that she turns around and he fucks her face until he blows his load into her mouth.
The fact that three scenes here are also on the Star Fuckers compilation doesn't earn this release any brownie points but if you don't own that disc and want to get your Holmes fix, this greatest hits reel is a good solution. Holmes has done better work than he has here but this is a solid representation of the work he did that VCX owns and it's a nice, fitting tribute to the man and his work.
As is common with compilations of older material, the video quality varies from one scene to the next. For the most part, things look pretty good but you have to keep in mind that VCX was obviously working with old tape masters here so expect to see some roll here and there as well as some constant softness. The image is interlaced, unfortunately, so sawtooth artifacts will be present for those with progressive scan setups. Color depth and accuracy varies with a few scenes looking a little too red and a little too dark but this compilation at least looks as good, if not better, than your average seventies porno release.
The clips on this compilation are presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, surprisingly enough. Really, though, mono would have been fine as the rear channels make a weird sort of reverb noise and all VCX has done here has spread the single channel recording out to all five channels of your home theater setup. It doesn't make anything sound any better, in fact, it makes it sound a little worse. That said, reverb aside, the dialogue is clear and the levels are properly balanced from scene to scene even if the menu screen is a little louder than the feature content.
Aside from some animated menus and a scene selection option, VCX has supplied trailers for Angel Face and Legendary Scenes. A brief still gallery, a web-link, and a video on demand link are also included.
If you're a John Holmes fan and don't already own the features that these scenes were snipped from then this is an easy and affordable way to fill a void in your collection. The video quality is acceptable as is the audio and if more extras would have been welcome, well, at least the content is solid. Recommended.