Justine: In the Heat of Passion
In the Heat of Passion (1996) is the first of 7 episodes of the
Adventures of Justine, which are a soft-core that borrowed a little
bit from the Indiana Jones trilogy.
|Justine is an Archeology
student in a small college, and has fantasies about adventures with
her handsome favorite professor. In this first volume, they travel to
Egypt to see the lost temple of Isis, she is kidnapped in a Chinese
antique shop, and they travel to Alaska in search of a magic Eskimo
whale's tooth. They find reasons to have nudity on screen through most
of the running time, but since the credits on each DVD are for the
entire series, I was only able to ID two of the women in this first
episode, Daneen Boone as Justine, and Odette Miro as a villain (every
episode so far has included an evil woman).
|a softcore sex
film, see the main comments
| The simulated sex
scenes are way too long, use lengthy dissolves, and rotate the camera
around the couple, all of which distracts from the story and the sex.
On the other hand, the women are attractive, and the nudity well-lit.
The set decoration is also colorful, although obviously shot in a
studio with caned second unit shots for fill.
||The series was a co-operative effort
by the Irish, Dutch and French. I have to assume that they had some
sort of release in Europe, although I can find nothing about that on
line. Roger Corman acquired the US rights, and chose to release them
as a boxed set. The stories are lame, the plots are weak, the acting
is not that good, and the sex is tepid, but the nudity is good.
I hope the series gets better.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary.
Not enough votes for a score.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics - or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this is a C as
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