The Devil in Miss Jones / DMJ 1
Genre: Feature, Classic
Cast: Harry Reems, Marc Stevens, Levi Richards, Judith Hamilton, John Clemens, Georgina Spelvin
Description: AVN Top 500 Justine Jones, a spinster in her early thirties, takes her life – not because of anything that happened to her but rather because nothing ever happened to her. Each day a void, a nothingness, piled up on the nothingness of the day before.
Confronted by the devil and faced with spending an eternity in hell, she imposes the hypothetical premise: If I had my life to live over, I would live a life filled…engulfed…consumed by lust!!
This sets in motion a series of erotic encounters that reach far beyond the range of human experience – an in depth study of sexual behavior that transcends the norm and blooms into a true form of erotic art.
Digitally restored French edition from the original negative. Part of Wild Side Films’ "L”ge d’Or du X Am’ricain" collection. English Language. French Optional Subs For Feature. English Optional Subs For Featurette: Gerard Damiano, the Feminist of Porn (26 min 20 sec.)
Portrait of the director by journalist and cinema X historian, Jacques Zimmer with testimonies of actors Richard Bolla, Jamie Gillis, Sharon Mitchell, Richard Pacheco, Sharon Kane, Jamie Gillis & Herschel Savage
After her suicide, Justine Jones, a sexually frustrated old girl, is forced to wander in the limbo of Purgatory. In order to earn his place in Hell, he is offered for a short time to return to Earth, to indulge in the pleasures of the most extreme flesh. The first X film in history to dare to explore an adult, melodramatic subject, Devil in Miss Jones is one of the masterpieces of Gerard Damiano, the true founder of the genre. This film with Bergmanian accents is sublimated by its main actress, Georgina Spelvin, whose moving performance is worthy of the biggest stars of American independent cinema. A black jewel. Wild Side offers us a master restored from the original negative. The image is superb, with grain, colors perfectly restored.
The documentary is centered on Jacques Zimmer, a journalist and historian of X genre cinema, whose comments are interrupted at regular intervals by brief testimonies of some figures of the American X of the time who rubbed shoulders with Gerard Damiano. Zimmer draws a portrait of the director, talks about his filmography of great richness, returns to Georgina Spelvin and delivers many interesting anecdotes. For example, her Sadian analysis of Devil in Miss Jones, very relevant, and the fact that Damiano’s cinema was deeply feminist and knew how to avoid all the stereotypes inherent to the genre. A very informative documentary, especially for those who know little about Damiano, who passed away in 2008.
Video quality: DVD9
Video Format: DVD Video
Video codec: MPEG2
Audio codec: AC3
Video: MPEG2 720×576 16/9 25.000fps 7646 kbps
Audio: Dolby AC3 48000Hz stereo 192kbps
File Size: 4.99 GB
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