|Natalie Moore In Wild Spirit|
, 30 seconds of video clips.
Released overseas (and originally screen-capped on this site) as a more explicit erotic title called Behind the Forbidden Door, this curio of no-budget softcore marks one of only three writing credits for much-loved scream queen Brinke Stevens. Unfortunately, a cast largely composed of wooden-acting pornstars doesn't bring her screenplay much life, and this story of a lost love that returns as a spirit some years later ends up hitting very few correct notes. It's not quite a comedy, nor is it quite a drama, but instead an uneasy mixture of both peppered with alternately amateurish and overly theatrical performances. For his (or her) part, director C. B. Tilden stages some nice strip tease and sex settings, but more of the credit probably belongs to veteran softcore cinematographer Howard Wexler who lights and composes his shots with seductive tones.
As Marion, the departed love of the lead character, porn actress Krystal is serviceable during her dialogue scenes, but she truly shines during more "intimate" moments. Much the same could be said for Rio, who plays a conniving gold-digger of a fiancée, and Kimberlyn who shows up briefly as Marion's sister. Also in the mix for the sake of flesh are Kelly Wales as a buxom masseuse (whose scene with Rio is considerably more explicit in the uncut version) and Natalie Moore as a regular caller in the lead character's radio talk show.
While not great, this movie in its R-Rated form would be a nice find for softcore fans who like strip teases. The DVD is from Ambrosia Productions, and unfortunately there doesn't appear to be an unedited version available as yet.
- Format: Color, NTSC
- Studio: Victory Multimedia
- DVD Release Date: December 2, 2003
- Run Time: 78 minutes