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Battleship [DVD] [2012]
Battleship [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ Liam Neeson
Offered by Champion Toys
Price: £2.59

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4.0 out of 5 stars An Old "Battle Wagon", the U.S.S. Missouri, Surges into Action, with Some Modern U.S. Navy Destroyers, to Repulse Alien Invaders, 11 April 2014
This review is from: Battleship [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
I love movies, if they are at all well done, that are about the Navy. That is true whether the ships and fleets in question are Canadian, U.S., British, Australian, German, Japanese, or whatever, whether of the two World Wars or afterwards. Although I have spent more of my life in the Dominion of Canada, where I was naturalised a citizen, and I identify more readily as a Quebecker and Canadian than as an American, especially as the U. S. of A. has been sinking ever further into bankster/crony neo-mercantilism, other economic and political corruption, oppressive surveillance, and national insolvency. However, I had spent childhood, youth, and early adulthood in the U.S., including military service (during the Kennedy years) in the U.S. Navy, and it always is impressive in some detached, objective way (however perversely) to see a naval war machine act so efficiently and effectively as it does in this film, even that only amounts to mere fiction convincingly enacted on the screen.

Just as I was beginning to think of this motion picture as merely another pleasant Navy movie, and one that can be just a bit annoyingly hokey in spots, ON CAME THE U.S.S. MISSOURI, that actual ship herself, which had been trotted out to make this film on her, along with those old veteran sailors who come out to help the youngster Navy men to handle the superb old ship as marshalled together to do battle with aliens to save Planet Earth. Suddenly my emotional sense of involvement with this film surged mightily and I admit that I really got choked up about the setting and the doings. Some of the old sailors of W.W. II and more of them from the Korean War, still would have been on active duty when I was a Navy lad myself so many years ago. I had some of the same feeling that I experienced on seeing "Under Siege", of which I also have the DVD, and that also partly had been filmed on the U.S.S. Missouri. My naval service was on a destroyer built during World War II, so it was a wonderful feeling to see the older warship after seeing so many modern smaller ships of like displacement tonnage to the one on which I served. Destroyers now, in the early 21st century, look very different than they did back in the early 1960s, especially than the ships which continued in use after W.W. II was over, such as the Gearing Class destroyer escorts (some acting as destroyers, as "my" ship did thus intermittently), the type with which I was so familiar.

The U.S. Missouri continued in service for many years longer than most W.W. II vintage ships and therefore continued to undergo overhauls and refitting at the naval yards to keep it up to date with modern technology. For all of that, however, the Missouri still has the basic look of a ship of the earlier era, so the shock of recognition, although not complete, was pleasant to experience on seeing U.S.S. Missouri in this film. In the Navy, it always was awesome to go from a destroyer to a larger ship in the course of work, e.g., to a cruiser (beautiful ships equal in their own ways to the grandeur of a battleship, though not so large as one of them) or to a repair ship, supply ship, or oiler, since the sheer scale on which such large ships were designed and constructed dwarfs something like a destroyer.

Fans of naval ships get both worlds in this movie, the ultra-modern destroyers of today and the vintage wonder that is (and remains) the U.S.S. Missouri. What a delight! It's worth it, believe me, to see the film if only for that! "Battleship" is full of action and the special effects are exciting. Those who like sci-fi and/or action films will find much to savour in this movie. I wish that the script's dialogue had been better at points than it is, to avoid some corniness and gauche chauvinism (referring to the nationalist, not to the gender-related kind, since women have an important part in the movie). Just avoid being nit-picky about that kind of thing, pull out the snacks, and enjoy one really entertaining motion picture, as this one surely is, reasonably well acted, and more authentic than a lot of Navy and other seafaring films that I have seen over the years! Even viewers not so "invested" in Naval lore, as guys like myself unsurprisingly are, should find much to savour in this thrilling cinematic work.


Virgin Sailors
Virgin Sailors

4.0 out of 5 stars Author Skilled in Narrative (Even if Not in English Prose Style) Recounts Amiably Some Young Sailors' Picaresque Sexual Capers, 9 April 2014
This review is from: Virgin Sailors (Kindle Edition)
I miss this book, not having unpacked it yet since my move to the Abitibi. The stories are red-hot and the novel included, which gives the book its overall title, is even better. I have re-read the book many times, dipping into one part or another of it for rousing (and arousing) fun.

Ken Smith's books always are "a blast" to read. His English style is not literary, by any means, but he knows how to portray the characters of these young sailor buddies deftly, delineating each one of them (and other Royal Navy enlisted men and officers) very delightfully, recounting, always zestfully, their erotic doings and other situations in which they find themselves adventurously and/or comically, as the case may be.

Especially endearing is Danny, the short, muscularly stocky sailor lad, so "well hung" that he can self-fellate himself easily. He's macho from head to toe and refuses to admit to himself or to others that he, in truth, craves sex with men. Find out for yourself how he confronts that hypocrisy and becomes one very "hot little number" in the sack willingly and lustily with other guys, indeed with any appealing male, military or other, who comes along.

A few of the lads even turn to "hustling" their own lithe young bodies for any extra cash that they can lure out of punters (civilians, of course, at least usually), augmenting in that way their meagre Royal Navy enlisted men's pay when they are ashore or when eventually some are discharged from the Navy.

All of these mates are, each and every one of them, a lot of fun to read about. No more hints, general or specific: obtain the book to enjoy it for yourself!


Fred: The Movie [DVD]
Fred: The Movie [DVD]
Dvd ~ Lucas Cruikshank
Price: £5.75

4.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly, the Parents in This Film Cope with Awesome Equanimity Rearing Such a Wildly Manic Kid!, 3 April 2014
This review is from: Fred: The Movie [DVD] (DVD)
Lucas Cruickshank, the eponymous protagonist of "Fred, the Movie" as a teenager is a boy of irresistibly epicene beauty. It is not often, however, in this madcap movie, that there is much of any real opportunity to appreciate suchlike of his pleasing physical assets, except for the rarest moments of smiling calm. That is because the character Fred is in a state of hyper-active, utter mania almost all of the time, grimacing, bounding about, and screeching seemingly uncontrollably. I can understand how many viewers who have commented on this film detest the entire thing as rubbish. However, if one takes the film on its own farcical terms, it is quite endearing. Lucas Cruikshank, if his voice is anything in reality as it is in the movie in which he plays this crazed fifteen-years-old junior high school boy, has yet, so far as his voice is concerned, to complete puberty, though he looks decidedly adolescent enough. More likely, the youthful actor's voice has undergone sonic manipulation. The kid certainly knows how to do frolic acrobatically, leaping and dancing to unbelievably energetic effect!

I watched this oddity in a state of attempted disbelief, having to turn down the volume when Fred/Lucas' screeching became too ear-splitting. Elsewhere there are accounts of the zanily exaggerated antics through which the movie's plot (such as it is) puts Fred, so I won't bother here to do the same. It is not a film that I would want to view often, maybe once or twice more during the length of life left to me. Despite that, this movie has a maniacally energetic, hysterical charm all of its own. Anyway, there are few motion pictures of its kind, beyond those of the likes starring, variously, Abbott and Costello, Jerry Lewis, and the Keystone Cops, or maybe occasionally early Eddie Cantor or Marx Brothers, in the company of some of whom, however, it probably is improper to place Cruikshank; maybe he is no more than a screaming human equivalent of the advertising world's animated "Energizer Bunny". I suspect that "Fred, the Movie" will endure as a "party film" and a delightful kiddies' treat, or simply in a niche for the cinematically bizarre.


Élève libre NO ENGLISH
Élève libre NO ENGLISH
Offered by CULTURE EMPIRE
Price: £25.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Erotically Appealing, but Excessively Talkative, and Static, Too, 20 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Élève libre NO ENGLISH (DVD)
This Belgian-French film ("Élève libre", of which the English-language title is "Private Lessons") is a sexually highly charged movie, when it gets into that gear. However, it can take awhile before the actors get beyond long stretches of yak-a-tee-yak-yak-yak. There also are way too many scenes in which they dine, snack, and/or drink, daintily and elegantly, but tiresomely too frequently. The film is very conversational (except in the "wannabe-pro" young athlete's grunting bouts of playing tennis), which makes the lack of alike an English soundtrack or subtitles in English (or in any other language) an hardship in the North American DVD edition (Alliance/Vivafilm 110453) which I own and have viewed. There are, however, other ways and DVD product(s) to see this film in French with subtitles (and some bonus features, too, lacking on the edition viewed). Then, too, the film has long stretches of rather static inaction (other than the mouths of all and sundry droning on), which probably resulted in the film having been inexpensive to make, but a bit tiring to watch. The lighting, however, is no sign whatsoever of cheap production, for this film is exceptionally well-lit and visually well conceived.

The sex is most frequently between adolescents (the youth and his girlfriend), but also, consensuallly, between adult and adolescent, the young male athlete of sixteen coaxed into inappropriate activity (i.e. heterosexually and homosexually), urged on by the mature male who has taken him under wing to help him in his studies, and on the part two other adults who take an improper sexual interest in him and enjoy exhibiting themselves sexually, undressed, at least once, before him and his mentor. The male of this couple, both of whom are younger than the teen athlete's sponsor but who are older than the youth himself, exhibit themselves completely undressed, sexually performing before the on-looking youth and his mentor. The male of that couple is exceptionally handsome alike of face and physique. In one scene the adults blindfold the teen and the woman fellates him, giving way to the younger of the adult males who takes his turn and excites the youth (who, unseeing, does not realise the change in fellator) more than the woman does. That kind of thing may be too risqué for many viewers; worse for those with such scruples are the scenes in which the mentor, whose growing sexual obsession with the attractive youth eventually overcomes his qualms, has oral and abruptly halted posterior sex with him and who eventually becomes physically abusive to the young athlete when he attempts to confront the conflicted feelings to which their unequal relationship give rise in him.

The sex acts portrayed are disturbing, but seldom anywhere close to very graphic. As for the law, the legal age of consent in Belgium, alike for heterosexual or for homosexual sex, is sixteen, so the lad, as depicted, is just barely "of age", although the actor himself who depicts the young athlete, from what I read somewhere, was only fifteen at the time of filming. The nudity is never full-frontal (although exquisitely full dorsal display occurs) and some of the sex takes place (simulated, of course, in the film) with the characters rather fully clad. Good taste, in at least that regard, prevails over the potential for shock value.

The motion picture is worth seeing if the viewer has patience enough to wait for some somnolence-inducing scenes to pass by before more interesting ones come along as the film eventually proceeds onwards to them.


Exils [DVD] [2006]
Exils [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Romain Duris
Offered by DaaVeeDee-uk
Price: £21.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Extraordinary, Vivid "Road FIlm" about Youthful Lovers Recovering Their Arabic Roots on the Way to, and in, Algeria, 27 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Exils [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
This is a lovely film. It is a "road movie" (mostly afoot) about a twenty-something Arab couple seeking their roots in their parents' Algeria, where they were born but barely can recall from childhood memories, very idealised ones, of that nation. On the way there is an interesting traipse through Morocco, and, before that, some sensuous and picturesque adventures and scenery crossing Spain.

Romain Duris outdoes himself in every way. His acting as the intensely fervent, possessive lover is all that one can desire. His body is, all of it, just what many viewers may desire, too. In fact, the film starts showing him at a window in Paris, sweltering in heat and humidity, as the camera shows first a sweaty patch of his skin, then gradually pulls back to reveal more and more of the full dorsal nakedness, then, when Duris turns to face the viewer, the utterly full frontal nudity of his splendidly fit (muscularly sinewy rather than bulky), nicely hirsute body. The camera truly makes love to Duris! The viewer, female or gay male, may wish to do the same. This is one of the most celebrated of Roman Duris' many nude scenes in his movies, films as sensuous as they are artistic, which, on both counts, certainly is the case for "Exils".


Exiles [2004] [DVD]
Exiles [2004] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Romain Duris
Price: £5.75

5.0 out of 5 stars A Wandering -- from One Visual Delight to Another -- "Road Film" about Young Franco-Algerians Getting in Touch with Their Roots, 25 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Exiles [2004] [DVD] (DVD)
This is a lovely film. It is a "road movie" (mostly afoot) about a twenty-something Arab couple seeking their roots in their parents' Algeria, where they were born but barely can recall from childhood memories, very idealised ones, of that nation. On the way there is an interesting traipse through Morocco, and, before that, some sensuous and picturesque adventures and scenery crossing Spain.

Romain Duris outdoes himself in every way. His acting as the intensely fervent, possessive lover is all that one can desire. His body is, all of it, just what many viewers may desire, too. In fact, the film starts showing him at a window in Paris, sweltering in heat and humidity, as the camera shows first a sweaty patch of his skin, then gradually pulls back to reveal more and more of the full dorsal nakedness, then, when Duris turns to face the viewer, the utterly full frontal nudity of his splendidly fit (muscularly sinewy rather than bulky), nicely hirsute body. The camera truly makes love to Duris! The viewer, female or gay male, may wish to do the same. This is one of the most celebrated of Roman Duris' many nude scenes in his movies, films as sensuous as they are artistic, which, on both counts, certainly is the case for "Exils".


Boy Wonder [DVD]
Boy Wonder [DVD]
Price: £9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Low in Sexual Temperature but High in Winsome Male Beauty, This Video's Pleasures Are Worth Savouring, 18 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Boy Wonder [DVD] (DVD)
"Boy: 3, Boy Wonder" (the third part of the series "Boy"), released as Pride Video PRI-31028 in Canada and the U. S. of A. In the U.K., alternatively, it is titled, apart from any series and numbering thereof, simply as "Boy Wonder". The video, as a North American release, is part of that multi-DVD series or (depending on one`s perception) set, "Boy", each disc separately packaged for sale. However, this DVD, under either variant of the title, seems to be the same item, differing in playback norm and only slightly differing as repackaged for the container's outside visual aspect, the North American and U.K. editions displaying different photos of Lukas Ridgeston.

I had hesitated even to bother to review "Boy: 3, Boy Wonder", but there is enough of worth in it, after all, to justify such attention, even if this third disc in the series is less interesting, overall, than its companion DVDs therein. Mostly, what one reads here is only slightly reworded and adapted from comments which I had written earlier about "Boy: 3" in reviewing the videos in the "Boy" series.

Here is a list of the parts in sequence by series (or set) numbering, of those of which I am aware, of Pride Video`s "Boy":

Boy: [1], Bohemian Boys; Sex and Sensuality in Bohemia (Pride Video PRI-31019, as released in Canada and the U.S.). N.B.: The models/actors are unnamed on the container of this DVD, but they include Martin Valko, Daniel Valent, and Johan Paulik among them.

Boy: 2, Boys at Play (Pride Video PRI-31025, as released in Canada and the U.S.). In the U.K. it is titled "Super Boys". N.B.: Making only brief appearances on this video are, both of them devastatingly beautiful, Martin Valko and Ken Christy, but the principal actor/model featured, if one can say that there be such, is Lukas Ridgeston. All of the guys are exceptionally handsome, too, each in his own way.

Boy: 3, Boy Wonder (Pride Video PRI-31028, as released in Canada and the U.S.). N.B.: Among the actors/models who are identified adequately by both the usual first and last names by which they choose to identify themselves are Stefan Andersen, Johan Paulik, and Lukas Ridgeston.

Boy: 4, Boy, oh Boy (Pride Video PRI-31018, as released in Canada and the U.S.)

Atop that, there are other Pride Video (now Wolfe Video`s products to sell) titles with "Boy" otherwise as part of the wording which seem to be loosely related to the "Boy" tetralogy itself, but there is no need to list them also here. Some are distributed on the various national Amazon WWW sites, but all are available from Wolfe Video`s own Website. (When Pride Video folded, Wolfe Video took over its products.)

For collectors of gay erotica for whom Lukas Ridgeston and Johan Paulik are especially of interest, "Boy: 3, Boy Wonder" features them to a greater extent than some of the other videos in the "Boy" series happen to do. Ridgeston and Paulik, both among the greatest gay male erotic celebrities on video, appear in scenes from footage in which they were filmed looking somewhat (at least to my eyes) more boyishly youthful and almost adolescently ardent than in other such excerpts featuring these two which appear in Pride Video's "Boy" series.

Lukas Ridgeston, in "Boy: 3", has a scene copulating with a lad whom the video calls "Claus", a fine beauty who is more sleekly slender and more junior-looking than Ridgeston himself. One also sees "Claus" in "Boy: 3" self-pleasuring himself, with vigourous abandon, to highly agreeable effect.

Elsewhere in "Boy: 3", the moments devoted to the two most juvenile-looking blond lads, named "Danny" and "Marek", feature them as the youngest-looking (especially the shorter of the two) and most adolescently playful of this video's boys. That makes for a real treat for viewers who particularly fancy "twinks".

Not to forget Johan Paulik's scene, "Boy: 3" pairs him with a superbly handsome lad (especially for his impish and delightfully characterful face) called "Rikki", making this yet another exceptionally appealing scene in Johan Paulik's large videography.

The most beauteous of the young men in "Boy: 3", however, is Stefan Andersen, whose magnificently contoured and muscularly well developed (but, thankfully, not bulky) body and finely aristocratic face look like he could have sprung grippingly to one's attention in a Caravaggio male nude oil painting. Andersen's scene, opening the video, has him lolling languorously on a couch, masturbating, though not to a full tumescence visible to the camera. The young dude's sheer beauty makes it possible for his sexually low-voltage scene not to seem unduly disappointing.

That, briefly, is that about this enjoyable but rather less than electrifying video, which is worth having, anyway. The buyer might consider first purchasing others of the "Boy" videos before getting around to acquiring this one.


Boy Wonder
Boy Wonder

3.0 out of 5 stars Whether in the North American or the U.K. Variant of This Video, There Is Lots of Lovely Lad-Flesh to Ogle, 18 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Boy Wonder (DVD)
"Boy: 3, Boy Wonder" (the third part of the series "Boy"), released as Pride Video PRI-31028 in Canada and the U. S. of A. In the U.K., alternatively, it is titled, apart from any series and numbering thereof, simply as "Boy Wonder". The video, as a North American release, is part of that multi-DVD series or (depending on one`s perception) set, "Boy", each disc separately packaged for sale. However, this DVD, under either variant of the title, seems to be the same item, differing in playback norm and only slightly differing as repackaged for the container's outside visual aspect, the North American and U.K. editions displaying different photos of Lukas Ridgeston.

I had hesitated even to bother to review "Boy: 3, Boy Wonder", but there is enough of worth in it, after all, to justify such attention, even if this third disc in the series is less interesting, overall, than its companion DVDs therein. Mostly, what one reads here is only slightly reworded and adapted from comments which I had written earlier about "Boy: 3" in reviewing the videos in the "Boy" series.

Here is a list of the parts in sequence by series (or set) numbering, of those of which I am aware, of Pride Video`s "Boy":

Boy: [1], Bohemian Boys; Sex and Sensuality in Bohemia (Pride Video PRI-31019, as released in Canada and the U.S.). N.B.: The models/actors are unnamed on the container of this DVD, but they include Martin Valko, Daniel Valent, and Johan Paulik among them.

Boy: 2, Boys at Play (Pride Video PRI-31025, as released in Canada and the U.S.). In the U.K. it is titled "Super Boys". N.B.: Making only brief appearances on this video are, both of them devastatingly beautiful, Martin Valko and Ken Christy, but the principal actor/model featured, if one can say that there be such, is Lukas Ridgeston. All of the guys are exceptionally handsome, too, each in his own way.

Boy: 3, Boy Wonder (Pride Video PRI-31028, as released in Canada and the U.S.). N.B.: Among the actors/models who are identified adequately by both the usual first and last names by which they choose to identify themselves are Stefan Andersen, Johan Paulik, and Lukas Ridgeston.

Boy: 4, Boy, oh Boy (Pride Video PRI-31018, as released in Canada and the U.S.)

Atop that, there are other Pride Video (now Wolfe Video`s products to sell) titles with "Boy" otherwise as part of the wording which seem to be loosely related to the "Boy" tetralogy itself, but there is no need to list them also here. Some are distributed on the various national Amazon WWW sites, but all are available from Wolfe Video`s own Website. (When Pride Video folded, Wolfe Video took over its products.)

For collectors of gay erotica for whom Lukas Ridgeston and Johan Paulik are especially of interest, "Boy: 3, Boy Wonder" features them to a greater extent than some of the other videos in the "Boy" series happen to do. Ridgeston and Paulik, both among the greatest gay male erotic celebrities on video, appear in scenes from footage in which they were filmed looking somewhat (at least to my eyes) more boyishly youthful and almost adolescently ardent than in other such excerpts featuring these two which appear in Pride Video's "Boy" series.

Lukas Ridgeston, in "Boy: 3", has a scene copulating with a lad whom the video calls "Claus", a fine beauty who is more sleekly slender and more junior-looking than Ridgeston himself. One also sees "Claus" in "Boy: 3" self-pleasuring himself, with vigourous abandon, to highly agreeable effect.

Elsewhere in "Boy: 3", the moments devoted to the two most juvenile-looking blond lads, named "Danny" and "Marek", feature them as the youngest-looking (especially the shorter of the two) and most adolescently playful of this video's boys. That makes for a real treat for viewers who particularly fancy "twinks".

Not to forget Johan Paulik's scene, "Boy: 3" pairs him with a superbly handsome lad (especially for his impish and delightfully characterful face) called "Rikki", making this yet another exceptionally appealing scene in Johan Paulik's large videography.

The most beauteous of the young men in "Boy: 3", however, is Stefan Andersen, whose magnificently contoured and muscularly well developed (but, thankfully, not bulky) body and finely aristocratic face look like he could have sprung grippingly to one's attention in a Caravaggio male nude oil painting. Andersen's scene, opening the video, has him lolling languorously on a couch, masturbating, though not to a full tumescence visible to the camera. The young dude's sheer beauty makes it possible for his sexually low-voltage scene not to seem unduly disappointing.

That, briefly, is that about this enjoyable but rather less than electrifying video, which is worth having, anyway. The buyer might consider first purchasing others of the "Boy" videos before getting around to acquiring this one.


Boy Wonder [DVD]
Boy Wonder [DVD]
Dvd ~ Adult Gay

3.0 out of 5 stars Loads of Beauty among These Lads to Ogle, Even if Their Erotic Behaviour Generates a Rather Low Sexual Temperature in the Viewer, 18 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Boy Wonder [DVD] (DVD)
"Boy: 3, Boy Wonder" (the third part of the series "Boy"), released as Pride Video PRI-31028 in Canada and the U. S. of A. In the U.K., alternatively, it is titled, apart from any series and numbering thereof, simply as "Boy Wonder". The video, as a North American release, is part of that multi-DVD series or (depending on one`s perception) set, "Boy", each disc separately packaged for sale. However, this DVD, under either variant of the title, seems to be the same item, differing in playback norm and only slightly differing as repackaged for the container's outside visual aspect, the North American and U.K. editions displaying different photos of Lukas Ridgeston.

I had hesitated even to bother to review "Boy: 3, Boy Wonder", but there is enough of worth in it, after all, to justify such attention, even if this third disc in the series is less interesting, overall, than its companion DVDs therein. Mostly, what one reads here is only slightly reworded and adapted from comments which I had written earlier about "Boy: 3" in reviewing the videos in the "Boy" series.

Here is a list of the parts in sequence by series (or set) numbering, of those of which I am aware, of Pride Video`s "Boy":

Boy: [1], Bohemian Boys; Sex and Sensuality in Bohemia (Pride Video PRI-31019, as released in Canada and the U.S.). N.B.: The models/actors are unnamed on the container of this DVD, but they include Martin Valko, Daniel Valent, and Johan Paulik among them.

Boy: 2, Boys at Play (Pride Video PRI-31025, as released in Canada and the U.S.). In the U.K. it is titled "Super Boys". N.B.: Making only brief appearances on this video are, both of them devastatingly beautiful, Martin Valko and Ken Christy, but the principal actor/model featured, if one can say that there be such, is Lukas Ridgeston. All of the guys are exceptionally handsome, too, each in his own way.

Boy: 3, Boy Wonder (Pride Video PRI-31028, as released in Canada and the U.S.). N.B.: Among the actors/models who are identified adequately by both the usual first and last names by which they choose to identify themselves are Stefan Andersen, Johan Paulik, and Lukas Ridgeston.

Boy: 4, Boy, oh Boy (Pride Video PRI-31018, as released in Canada and the U.S.)

Atop that, there are other Pride Video (now Wolfe Video`s products to sell) titles with "Boy" otherwise as part of the wording which seem to be loosely related to the "Boy" tetralogy itself, but there is no need to list them also here. Some are distributed on the various national Amazon WWW sites, but all are available from Wolfe Video`s own Website. (When Pride Video folded, Wolfe Video took over its products.)

For collectors of gay erotica for whom Lukas Ridgeston and Johan Paulik are especially of interest, "Boy: 3, Boy Wonder" features them to a greater extent than some of the other videos in the "Boy" series happen to do. Ridgeston and Paulik, both among the greatest gay male erotic celebrities on video, appear in scenes from footage in which they were filmed looking somewhat (at least to my eyes) more boyishly youthful and almost adolescently ardent than in other such excerpts featuring these two which appear in Pride Video's "Boy" series.

Lukas Ridgeston, in "Boy: 3", has a scene copulating with a lad whom the video calls "Claus", a fine beauty who is more sleekly slender and more junior-looking than Ridgeston himself. One also sees "Claus" in "Boy: 3" self-pleasuring himself, with vigourous abandon, to highly agreeable effect.

Elsewhere in "Boy: 3", the moments devoted to the two most juvenile-looking blond lads, named "Danny" and "Marek", feature them as the youngest-looking (especially the shorter of the two) and most adolescently playful of this video's boys. That makes for a real treat for viewers who particularly fancy "twinks".

Not to forget Johan Paulik's scene, "Boy: 3" pairs him with a superbly handsome lad (especially for his impish and delightfully characterful face) called "Rikki", making this yet another exceptionally appealing scene in Johan Paulik's large videography.

The most beauteous of the young men in "Boy: 3", however, is Stefan Andersen, whose magnificently contoured and muscularly well developed (but, thankfully, not bulky) body and finely aristocratic face look like he could have sprung grippingly to one's attention in a Caravaggio male nude oil painting. Andersen's scene, opening the video, has him lolling languorously on a couch, masturbating, though not to a full tumescence visible to the camera. The young dude's sheer beauty makes it possible for his sexually low-voltage scene not to seem unduly disappointing.

That, briefly, is that about this enjoyable but rather less than electrifying video, which is worth having, anyway. The buyer might consider first purchasing others of the "Boy" videos before getting around to acquiring this one.


Boy 1: Bohemian Boys [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Boy 1: Bohemian Boys [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

4.0 out of 5 stars A Sizzling Selection of Scenes from Various Gay Video Sources, of Entirely Buck-Naked, Handsome Young Dudes Alone and Together!, 19 Jan. 2013
The video "Bohemian Boys" (Pride Video PRI-31019), as available in Canada and in the U. S. of A.) is part of that multi-DVD series or (depending on one`s perception) set, "Boy", as marketed in North America; in the U.K. these DVDs lack any such numbered series indication on the DVDs; in alike the North American and U.K. editions, each disc is separately packaged for sale. Only one of the videos, the second in the list below, varies in title between the respective editions in the two differing video transatlantic standards for playback. The titles of the other three DVDs are the same for North American and U.K./European markets. As for "Bohemian Boys", it is not the most consistently interesting of the videos in the "Boy" series, but it is good and exciting enough on its own terms to merit brief review.

Here is a list of the parts in sequence by series (or set) numbering, of those of which I am aware, of Pride Video`s "Boy":

Boy: [1], Bohemian Boys; Sex and Sensuality in Bohemia (Pride Video PRI-31019, as released in Canada and the U.S.). N.B.: The models/actors are unnamed on the container of this DVD, but they include Martin Valko, Daniel Valent, and Johan Paulik among them.

Boy: 2, Boys at Play (Pride Video PRI-31025, as released in Canada and the U.S.). In the U.K. it is titled "Super Boys". N.B.: Making only brief appearances on this video are, both of them devastatingly beautiful, Martin Valko and Ken Christy, but the principal actor/model featured, if one can say that there be such, is Lukas Ridgeston. All of the guys are exceptionally handsome, too, each in his own way.

Boy: 3, Boy Wonder (Pride Video PRI-31028, as released in Canada and the U.S.)

Boy: 4, Boy, oh Boy (Pride Video PRI-31018, as released in Canada and the U.S.)

While most erotic or porn video is voyeuristic in nature to at least some degree, "Bohemian Boys" is more so than many such DVDs. There is little in the way of real or simulated sex acts between these beautiful lads, in the setting, alone or with others, at a facility (probably part of a sauna) for males-only nude public bathing. Mostly, the viewer sees each of them enjoying (and often caressing) his own body, as he showers alone or together, without touching another guy who may be at the open shower closest by him; quite obviously, though, he notices the other, as he, alone or simultaneously with another young guy, grows very visibly tumescent at the loins (although short of full erection), with or without the help of his own hands stroking himself. For his part, another particularly handsome bloke, of lanky build and sinewy musculature, arouses himself by rubbing himself sensuously against the cusions of an upholstered bench at poolside. And so it goes.

The most stirring segment of the film, which also appears on another DVD from the same label (now a product line of Wolfe Video), titled "Splash" (Pride Video WOL-3757-D), is a scene in the swimming pool, the most explicitly sexual of those in "Bohemian Boys", of the great erotic video star, Martin Valko, flirting, kissing, fellating, and copulating with a leanly lanky lad who in his role is called "Matthias" in the film (as he was so named also in "Splash", in which Valko (pseud. of Sergej Petronov) is called Sergei, using his real first name. This "Matthias", even if compared to Valko, is of even more stunningly gorgeous physique, his body so exquisitely taut, indeed, as to constitute perfectly sculpted musculature. His face, too, is firmly set but kindly and boyish of expression. Of all of the lads in the film, only this pair passes beyond semi-hardness, or further advanced tumescence, to full (and impressive) erections. The scene may derive ultimately from a Falcon Studios video, "Sauna Paradiso", in which both Martin Valko and Johan Paulik appear (which has the same pool as one of the settings in "Bohemian Boys" and "Splash"), but of which I have only seen several excerpts, not enough to be certain that this Falcon video really is the source. At any rate, Falcon videos are pricey, and Pride Studios' and Wolfe's DVDs are inexpensive, so one would urge the Falcon original (if it be that) on only those who can afford to pay enough more to have yet further scenes featuring Martin Valco and Johan Paulik to view. (Paulik himself only appears briefly in passing in "Bohemian Boys".)

In another sequence, of two guys alone by the poolside, Valko appears again, touching and rubbing down a naked youth on a massaging table, which the latter finds arousing, his pleasure more visible in his facial expressions than revealed in any rising at the genitals. Valko himself, who in the other sequence (the one with "Matthias") appears buck-naked, here wears swim trunks throughout the massage; however, even so covered at the loins, it is a joy to view Valko's superb body moving slowly and languourously as he massages the lad on the table, too gently to be realistic (but who cares about such a detail?) .

So, the DVD is worthwhile, but it shares some of its most memorable moments, those in which Martin Valko appears, partly with "Splash". I own both of these Pride Video DVDs, but some customers understandably might prefer one over the other or might prefer to take a chance on Falcon's more expensive "Sauna Paradiso". If one wishes to have the entire "Boy" series, the DVD obviously to opt for is Pride Video's "Bohemian Boys". For others, Pride's "Splash" or, for that matter, Falcon's "Sauna Paradiso" may be the better acquisition.


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