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Released: Dec 01st, 1986
Running Time: 85
Director: Kurt Nelson
Company: Scandinavian Erotic Video Productions
Cast: Peter North, Frank James, Elle Rio, Troy Tanier, Kari Foxx, Brittany Stryker, Lois Ayres
Critical Rating: AA 1/2
Excellent videography, particularly in the outdoor scenes aboard the yacht, really add a touch of class to Kiss of the Dragon Lady. However, the sex and the storyline are typical of today's shot-on-video genre: inane dialog and the same old in-and-out.
Lois Ayres stars as a fiction writer on deadline for a New York magazine. Her latest story is about an ancient sea creature who surfaces for air once every 10 years. This is the story we get to see. The creature is played by Elle Rio, and she is far from anything like the Creature From the Black Lagoon. This sexual dynamo is in two scenes and both are the best in the video. The first is a lesbian number with cute Kari Foxx. When Rio emerges from the water for the first time in a decade, she catches Foxx sunning herself aboard a yacht and climbs aboard for some fun. And who can blame her! Foxx looks great here, and she even does a heterosexual scene without boyfriend Troy Tanier (could this be the end of the Tanier/Foxx Connection? I hope so!). Rio's other hot scene is with Ayres, Peter North and Frank James. There's an interesting plot twist here about fiction becoming reality, and we are treated to seeing Rio and Ayres working on two of the bigger guys in porn. Brittany Stryker also looks good, and displays some great oral skills in a below-deck session with James.
The "at-sea" shots aboard the yacht are beautiful, and are a welcome change from the usual one-set scenery. But director Kurt Nelson does not get strong performances from his cast: Rio's accent is hard to understand, most of the dialog ("I want your hot throbbing body") is corny, and the other sex scenes seem forced. A little more attention to detail would have earned Kiss of the Dragon Lady a higher rating. As it is, it's just OK.