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Dance Fire

Studio: Evil Angel » Review by The Mooninite » Review Date: 7/13/08

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended

The Movie:

'Evil Angel Video' (before they were Evil Angel DVD) presents the first feature from John 'Buttman' Stagliano... Dance Fire, debuting on DVD for the very first time since it was shot in 1989.

There's a fun story here in addition to the seven sex scenes that make up the bulk of the film. Stagliano plays Mario, a man who runs a school that teaches the fine art of erotic dancing. He meets all manner of strange and interesting characters, both male and female, but soon finds that he's falling for a woman named Kat (blonde, big haired Kathleen Jentry).

Scene 1 - Nina DePonca, Stephanie Rage and Rod Garetto: The two girls attack Rod and his magic moustache and he can't say no to their lingerie clad hotness. As such, a three way breaks out and the girls stroke him hard and then take turns sucking him off in this brief scene that finishes sans money shot.

Scene 2 - Brandy Alexandre, Trinity Loren And Dave Bolden: Dave plays with the girls for a bit and they give him head. He eats Brandy out while Trinity strokes him off and then he fucks Trinity's snatch for a bit from a couple of different angles. Brandy and Trinity trade spots so that Brandy can ride him while Trinity plays with herself. He fucks both of the girls from a few different angles and for the big finish Brandy jerks him off before he takes over and shoots his goop all over the place. This is a decent scene with some good heat and Brandy Alexandre looks quite pert here.

Scene 3 - Kathleen Jentry, Nina DePonca And Stephanie Rage: Stephanie warms up solo when this scene starts, and she diddles herself while Nina eats Kathleen out. Stephanie takes over from Nina while Nina works Stephanie's pussy over with her fingers and tongue. The girls break out a toy and Kathleen uses it on Nina who continues to go down on Stephanie. Stephanie takes the dildo and uses it on herself, and it all turns into a big lovely mess of lesbian love goop. If you can get past the late eighties hair and fashions, this is a hot scene and you can tell that the girls are actually enjoying themselves here, particularly when Stephanie fucks Nina hard and rough using her knee!

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Scene 4 - Champagne And Rick Daniels: When this scene starts, Champagne is giving Rick head. He returns the oral favors and slips a finger into her ass and into her pussy. He fucks her from behind and fingers her asshole at the same time before he shifts gears on her and he fucks her up the ass while fingering her cunt. He pulls out and shoots his load onto the top of her ass and ends the scene.

Scene 5 - Kathleen Jentry, And John Stagliano: John starts this scene off right by eating Kathleen's pussy to get her warmed up. Once she's there, he fingers her pussy and then her ass before fucking her cowgirl style. She bends over and takes it up the ass for a bit from a couple of different angles but the scene ends before any cum shot occurs.

Scene 6 - Kathleen Jentry, Nina DePonca, Stephanie Rage, John Stagliano, And Rod Garetto: Nina gives Rod head while he strokes himself to start this orgy scene off. Stephanie takes over for her and then the girls take turns licking his prick. Rod fucks Stephanie while she eats Nina out and John jerks himself off for a bit. The girls go back and forth fucking one another and Rod and soon Kathleen moves in on John and gives him head. Rod finishes on his stomach thanks to the valiant efforts of Nina and the scene ends.

Scene 7 - Kathleen Jentry And John Stagliano: The last scene in the movie begins with John fingering and licking at Kathleen's pussy. Kathleen returns the oral favors and sucks his cock and then John fucks her pussy from a few different positions including cowgirl, reverse cowgirl and missionary style. He pulls out and she tugs on his cock until he shoots his load all over her hands.

Dance Fire definitely shows its age and it doesn't take more than a couple of seconds to realize that this movie is going to wreak of eighties cheese. From Stagliano's mullet to the odd breakdancing sequence to Jack Baker's song and dance routine, this is a quirky film full of big hair and bad fashion. The ladies are almost always wearing leotards and Stagliano spends much of the film showing off his chest hair, his shirts always buttoned up only half way. Without wanting to spoil the movie, there's a completely unexpected dream sequence towards the end that uses a fog machine and a dime store Halloween mask to interesting effect. The soundtrack for the entire film sounds like it was done on a ten dollar Casio keyboard and the regular dance sequences kind of make you wonder if maybe Stagliano sat through Flashdance one too many times for his own good.

That said, underneath all the camp value is a pretty cool movie. Yeah, it's dated as can be but the sex is actually really well performed and at times quite hot. The lighting is interesting in that it's colorful and adds some atmosphere to the movie, giving this picture a lot more character than your standard gonzo film. Not everyone will appreciate the film - a lot of people will have trouble seeing past the eighties aesthetic - but Dance Fire is a surprisingly good adult film.

In addition to seven wacky sex scenes and big hair galore, the movie also provides an amusing glimpse into the Hollywood of the late eighties. Some great location footage is used to pad out the picture and a few scenes show various characters driving down Hollywood Blvd. which adds some interesting local flavor to this horribly dated but completely enjoyable picture.



The fullframe shot on video production looks about average for a late eighties feature. Detail is soft in some scenes but everything is perfectly watchable even if the transfer is interlaced. It's hard not to notice the tape roll indicating the VHS origins of the film on the bottom of the screen, but when you consider that this is an almost twenty year old camcorder production, the quality is perfectly acceptable.


The English language Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo track is on par with the video in that its low -fi origins are painfully obvious. That said, the dialogue is easy to understand and not at all hard to follow and the goofy score comes through with enough clarity to matter. Far from reference quality, the movie sounds alright.


Supplements are pretty slim on this release, consisting of a still gallery, a cast list, biographies for a few of the performers, a web-link, and trailers for the three Fashionistas films and a trio of Buttman movies. Scene selection, animated menus and a cum shot recap are also included.

Final Thoughts:

Fans of eighties porn, Dance Fire awaits you! Those who don' dig the dirty movies of the decade won't be won over by this early Stagliano feature film but if you've got even the slightest affinity for this type of material you can consider this DVD highly recommended.

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