Released: May 01st, 1989
Running Time: 90
Director: Jim Holliday (narrator)
Company: Cal Vista Video
Cast: Harry Reems, Annette Haven, Hyapatia Lee, Marilyn Chambers
Critical Rating: Not Yet Rated
While Legends Of Porn dealt mainly with the superstars of the Golden Age of Eroticism (1974-1980), this one straddles the line, dipping occasionally back to the mid-70's but staying mainly in the 1980-86 range. Thus, while we are treated to scenes of Nancy Dare, Susan McBain and Marlene Willoughby from the 70's, we are also reintroduced to such video stars as Kristara Barrington, Stacey Donovan, Amber Lynn and Ginger Lynn, of whom neophytes should learn.
With a minimum of narration, AVN columnist Holliday shows and tells us who's who along with their historical standing and importance. In case we miss Jim's introductions, the tape informs us at the end what player was in what clip at what film or video it was from.
Experience X-viewers won't learn much, but the person who has been renting/buying for just a year or two will learn a lot about the hierarchy of the latter day performers.
Just two complaints: I miss the two-hour running time of Holliday's two earlier compilations, and I would have liked another quiz, as in Part 1. Worth putting in retail locations.