Written by: Cliff Wood on January 17th, 2015
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 1977
Director: Anthony Spinelli
Writers: Dean Rogers, Anthony Spinelli
Cast: Lesllie Bovee, Kent Hall, Kay Parker, Jack Wright, Sharon Thorpe, John Leslie, Desiree West, Annette Haven, Joey Silvera
BluRay released: January 13th, 2015
Approximate running time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive / MPEG-4 AVC
Sound: DTS-HD Mono English
BluRay Release: Vinegar Syndrome
Region Coding: Region Free
Retail Price: $29.98
Parodies have long been a staple of adult cinema and in the case of SexWorld, this film is equal parts WestWorld and the T.V. series ‘Fantasy Island’. With that being said, though comedy plays a strong role in many parodies. This is not the case here as this is a film that is ‘almost’ devoid of any humor. “I’ll prove your spigot ain’t no bigot.”
Premise wise this film is ripe with content that lends itself perfectly to adult cinema. After all this is a genre that was built on fulfilling its viewer’s needs. So it should not come as a surprise that a film like SexWorld works as well as it does.
SexWorld was co-written and directed by Anthony Spinelli, whose other notable films include, The Seduction of Lyn Carter, Aunt Peg, Talk Dirty to Me and Nothing to Hide. The film’s catchy score was composed by Berry Lipman, who’s only other major credit as a composer includes the British / German T.V. series ‘Star Maidens’.
Another are where this film excels are is its impeccable visuals. With every inch of every frame has been meticulously laid out for maximum effect. And not to be overlooked is the tremendous amount of detail that went into this film’s decor.
And when it comes to the sex scenes they are well executed. With this film standout sex scene being an interracial scene with John Leslie and Desirée West. In this scene his character is a bigot who is paired up with a black woman. Another scene of note its Kay Parker’s debut scene with Joey Silvera. Needless to say all of the sex scenes have an ample of heat.
Performance wise this film features an A+ cast whose top notch performances elevate the events which unfold in this film to another level. With this film’s most memorable performance coming from Kay Parker. Another performance of note is Desiree West, who’s character gets to say the memorable lines in the film. “These jugs are full of honey and down here’s my honey pot.”
They don’t make films like this anymore! SexWorld was made during a time when those working in the adult film industry tried to make something more than a series of strung together sex scenes. And the end result is a truly remarkable film that easily ranks amongst the best adult films ever made.
SexWorld comes on a 25 GB single layer BluRay. The film is presented in a 1080 progressive widescreen. This transfer was sourced from a brand new 4k restoration from original 35mm elements. Every inch of flesh and décor comes through with the utmost clarity, black and contrast levels look excellent throughout. Grain looks natural, colors look accurate and there are no issues with DNR or compression. Overall this transfer is one of the best I have seen to date for a film from the Golden age of adult cinema.
This release comes with one audio option, a DTS-HD Mono mix in English. The audio sounds great, there are no issues with background noise or distortion. Also dialog always comes thorough clearly, everything sounds balanced and robust when its needs too.
Extras on the Blu-Ray include a teaser (1 minute 10 seconds – 1080 Progressive Widescreen) and a trailer for the film (4 minutes 13 seconds – 1080 Progressive Widescreen), three interviews; the first interview with actress Kay Parker (16 minutes 9 seconds – 1080 Progressive Widescreen), the second interview with actor Joey Silvera (6 minutes 43 seconds – 1080 Progressive Widescreen) and the third interview with still photographer Joel Sussman (4 minutes 39 seconds – 1080 Progressive Widescreen).
Topics discussed by Kay Parker include, working with Anthony Spinelli and how he prepared her for her first hardcore film SexWorld, how Spinelli had her reveal personal details about herself to help her open up about her sexuality, her thoughts on the cast, her scene in the film with Joey Silvera and how he accidentally got too rough and knocked out one of her teeth and her thoughts on the final product.
Topics discussed by Joey Silvera include, how he meet Anthony Spinelli, what it was like to work with him and personal stories about Spinelli, Kay Parker and working with her for her first hardcore scene.
Topics discussed by Joel Sussman include, how he first got involved in the adult film industry as a still photographer due to his work in soft-core cinema, working with Anthony Spinelli and how his role as still photographer extended to publicity for the films.
Extras on the DVD include a teaser and a trailer for the films, interviews with Kay Parker, Joey Silvera and Joel Sussman and a soft-core version of the film (88 minutes 42 seconds – anamorphic widescreen).
Rounding out the extras is a reversible cover with Italian Artwork and included with this release this a CD that contains music from the film. Overall SexWorld gets an exceptional release from Vinegar Syndrome, highly recommended.
Note: This Blu-Ray / DVD combo release is a limited editon release of 1,500 copies.