3 A.M. (1975) is a hard-core from the golden age,
featuring a then 39 year old Georgina Spelvin of Devil in Miss Jones
fame. Somewhat lesser known Sharon Thorpe, and relatively unknown
Claire Dia and one-time wonder Rhonda Gellard also have major roles.
It's a hardcore sex film. See the main commentary
Spelvin lives with her sister and family in a beach
house. When her sister and her husband have a fight at 3 A.M. one
morning after sex, Spelvin meets the husband on his boat for sex, as
has happened many times before. This time, she tries to convince him
to run away with her. He makes it clear that won't happen, so she
knocks him over the side with a Champagne bottle, and he is never seen
again. Spelvin has sex with a random female visitor, and with her
niece, Gellard. Her nephew has sex with next door neighbor Thorpe, and
Dia as Spelvin's sister has sex with her husband.
As in many hard-core films from this era, the print is in terrible
shape. Film preservation never hit the adult industry, and
distribution of the DVD versions is not wide enough to justify
spending a lot on remastering. This is one of the weaker plots from
the golden era, but does have some sex scenes (with no money shots).
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,
with a genre of golden age classic porn, this one
is a C-.
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