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Taboo II

Released: Dec 01st, 2002
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Director: Kirdy Stevens
Company: Standard Digital
Cast: Dorothy Lemay, Kevin James (I), Bambi (I), Honey Wilder, Juliet Anderson, Cara Lott, Eric Edwards, Kay Parker, Ron Jeremy
Critical Rating: AAAA
Genre: Film

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Critical Rating: AAAA

Tied up in litigation for more than a year, Taboo II received AVN's then-highest rating (AAAA) when reviewed in its video form in 1983 — and no wonder. The story picks up just about where the original Taboo leaves off, with Kay Parker's "son" Mike Ranger having left for parts unknown, and mom feeling a little... anxious. She starts to salivate a bit when Kevin James walks into her stationery store with sister Dorothy LeMay, but Juliet Anderson helps her with a sensual massage... until Kevin shows up at her door, and things really get going.

The focus of the story then switches to Kevin's family, headed by mom Honey Wilder and lackadaisical lover dad Eric Edwards, who just can't seem to satisfy Honey in bed. Kevin, however, gets the itch for Dorothy, and the two have a couple of excellent scenes together before Honey gets drunk one night and lets Kevin climb aboard. (Don't worry; Dorothy gets her shot at Ericas well.)

There's a subplot involving Kevin's girlfriend Bambi, and even an orgy near the end of the flick, arranged by Parker and Anderson (who also take part), that includes Cara Lott, a very young, svelte Ron Jeremy and about a dozen other lesser-known names. All the sex is exceptionally hot, even if there's occasionally some annoying intercutting between sex and plot, though admittedly, some of the heat is due to the "taboo" nature of the relationships... but not much. These performers and their liaisons stand on their own just fine.

Also worthy of comment is the excellent original music, some of which shows up in other Stevens-directed Taboo volumes. The sound, however, is excellent, with most of the musical nuances easily audible and the transfer is excellent, considering the age of the material. The image is not as sharp as films produced today.

All in all, this is one of the movies that legends are made of, and certainly deserves a nomination for Best Classic DVD Release.


 

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Standard Digital
Dorothy Lemay
Kevin James (I)
Bambi (I)
Honey Wilder
Juliet Anderson
Cara Lott
Eric Edwards
Kay Parker
Ron Jeremy
Kirdy Stevens

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