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Dark Dreams 
Written by: on September 28th, 2017

Theatrical Release Date: USA, 1971
Director: Roger Guermantes
Writer: Canidia Ference
Cast: Tina Russell, Harry Reems, Darby Lloyd Raines, Laura Cannon, June Dulu, Patrice De Veur

DVD released: September 26th, 2017
Approximate Running Time: 74 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Dolby Digital Mono English
DVD Release: Vinegar Syndrome
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $24.98

Synopsis: Newlyweds cross paths with a coven of devil worshipers, when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere.

The premise for this film is in line with the satanic themed Horror films from the late 1960’s and 1970’s. And like the majority of adult films from this era, the narrative is anemic and not much more than series of sex scenes. With the bulk of the non- sex moments being at the front end of this film. And though there is a predictability to the story at hand. The film’s bookend narrative provides a very satisfying conclusion to the events that have just concluded.

This film features two of 1970’s adult cinema’s more recognizable faces, Harry Reems (Justine and Juliette, Forced Entry) in the role of the husband, Tina Russell (A Touch of Genie) in the role of the wife and Darby Lloyd Rains (Naked Came the Stranger) as one of members of the coven. It should be noted that this film was made a year before Harry Reems would go onto to achieve infamy for his role in Deep Throat.

From a production standpoint this film is a little rough around the edges and the end result is closer to the one-day wonders from this era of adult cinema, than the more polished Porno Chic from that latter half of the 1970’s. The sex scenes are best described as serviceable. With the majority of the sexual scenario’s featuring Harry Reems husband character.

The DVD:

Dark Dreams is presented in its intended aspect ratio and the transfer for this release was scanned and restored in 2k from the 35mm negative. The source used is in very good shape, details looks crisp, grain looks natural and there are no issues with compression.

This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono mix in English. The audio sounds clear and balanced throughout.

Extras for this release are limited to a trailer for the film.

Overall Dark Dreams gets a sold audio / video presentation from Vinegar Syndrome.

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