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Cecil Howard's Scoundrels

Cecil Howard's Scoundrels

Release year

1982

Director

Language

English

Added on

May 24, 2010

This is the exclusive VOD release of the director-approved 4k scan restored video of Cecil Howard's Scoundrels, the first movie to win Best Picture at the first-ever AVN awards in 1984. Scoundrels was called a "sexual masterpiece" by AVN founder Paul Fishbein. It won Best Director and Best Editing after being nominated in all of the major film categories that year. Acclaimed writer Anne Randall provided the screenplay for the film directed by Cecil Howard, the man Playboy called "The Grandmaster of Erotic Filmmaking." Scoundrels is an intelligent and ironic story of infidelity within the dysfunctional family of a psychiatrist. It was considered a milestone in erotic filmmaking for its ambitious and original approach to storytelling, evoking pity and sympathy for its tragic characters through masterfully directed "high-intensity sex scenes that worked on a conscious and subconscious level." (SIR Magazine) Rare and out of print for a long time, Scoundrels is an underrated classic from the Golden Age of adult filmmaking. Cecil Howard considers the film "one of my greater achievements," and lead star Ron Jeremy remembers it as "Great! Abstract, esoteric, avant-garde." Original Liner Notes: Scoundrels is an exceptionally well-made movie that captures not only the erotic mischief but also the dangerous consequences of "side-dipping." If you can relate to the taboo thrill of cheating, GET READY FOR THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! Beautifully photographed, Scoundrels is able to capture the steamy and forbidden sexuality. Leave it to filmmaker Cecil Howard (Foxtrot, Platinum Paradise, Neon Nights) to create a sophisticated film about the vicious side of adultery, yet one that's hot. Ron Jeremy, known for his humorous portrayals, undertakes the more serious role of the psychiatrist who falls victim to the sexual boredom of a stagnating marriage. Lisa Be, as his wife, may be smiling when he comes home, but it's a smile meant to cover the string of lovers she's been boffing all day, including Jeremy's best friend. Tigr (Chelsea Manchester) plays their foul-mouthed daughter, a tease who'll screw anything that breathes. Poor Jeremy knows his friends are coming and going all around him, but he's unable to come to terms with his wife's faithlessness. Cecil Howard's production shines in every frame, thanks to ingenious editing, brilliant writing, and some of the best acting to date. There's also newcomer, Ariel Lee; her good looks are a real treat. The illicit sex is naughty and suspenseful, bringing the viewer to the boiling point time and again. For the scoundrel in all of us, Scoundrels is not to be missed!

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