Released: May 01st, 1985
Running Time: 86
Director: Chuck Vincent
Company: Essex Video
Cast: Jerry Butler, Tish Ambrose, Marita Ekberg, Taija Rae, Amber Lynn, De-Ahna
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Any bordello which is run by Chuck Vincent has to be classy, and Bordello…House Of The Rising Sun, Vincent's latest opus, is no exception. Generally acknowledged as the master of the so-called "couples film" (winning kudos for Roommates and In Love), with this effort, Vincent proves that he's just as adept at adding spice to his vice.
Bordello an entertaining, high-budget affair, shot on location in New Orleans, Atlantic City, and New York, centers around a house of ill repute – although we found the goings-on quite healthful. The old madam dies, leaving the "business" to a former employee, Kaz Wilcox (Norris O'Neal). Kaz is the proverbial hooker with the heart of gold, and she runs her house like a home, hosting a group of motley characters. But there's nothing out of sorts about her "stable" of fine fillies. When you have workers like Tish Ambrose, Amber Lynn, Taija Rae, and Marita Ekberg, your customers can't wait to ride high in the saddle!
The girls like to play as well as lay, and they're not adverse to watching each other go at it through a secret, two-way mirror. Thus, we're treated to a most remarkable scene involving Taija Rae and Buck Adams, a newcomer who, through his sexual performance, almost immediately qualifies for the Stud Hall of Fame. He is an incredible sexual athlete, and Taija is just the woman to take him on. These two give new meaning to the term, "hanging by the chandelier." You'll have to see it to believe it!"
But all is not joy in the House of the Rising Sun. A big corporation, which owns 51 percent of the place, compared to Kaz' 49, determines that not enough of a profit is being made. So they send an efficiency expert (Stephen Lockwood) to shape things up. His definition of success lies in turning the place into a house of S&M "to keep up with the times." But everyone is miserable, except a couple of masochists, especially one portrayed by David Christopher. His scene with Taija Rae is highly amusing and a turn-on.
Bordello is full of wit, style and heat – a winning combination. Chuck Vincent was given the challenge of adding harder scenes to his customary lush portrayal of erotica, and he came through with flying colors. Bordello is a nice place to visit – and we wouldn't mind living there either! Stop in for a visit; you'll be glad you did!