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Released: Apr 01st, 1986
Running Time: 80
Director: Ned Morehead
Company: Dreamland Home Video
Cast: Nikki Randall, Nina Hartley, Robin Cannes, John Leslie, Colleen Brennan
Critical Rating: AA
The only thing this tape has in common with its prequel is the title and the theme. John Leslie is alive here, and playing someone else. The set-up is a seance where a gypsy (Colleen Brennan) warns Constance about her impending possible death. Nothing like starting things off with a little ambiguity. Constance panics and goes out and sleeps with the first guys she sees (John Leslie).
She dies while making love and her spirit possesses his body. Then, she communicates to him that she has been poisoned, and he agrees to help find her murderer.
Now that we have gotten the story-line across, let me focus in on the production. Focus... it seems to be something that was not a consideration here. The camera drifts in and out as if the d.p. was drunk, or perhaps had a short leg. Excruciatingly close genital close-ups go in and out of focus, then pull back to reveal the performers in a different stage of lovemaking, breaking whatever momentum had been created by clinical reaching of a wide angel lens. The acting is not that great, although the sex is inspired. However, the sex loses out to technical flaws so apparent, that one wonders why the whole thing wasn't scrapped and redone.
Nikki Randall is a very bright light in an otherwise murky attempt to cash in on the success of An Unnatural Act. Why didn't they just title this one something else?