Released: Dec 01st, 1995
Running Time: 97
Director: Gino Colbert
Company: HIS Video Gold
Cast: Hank Hightower, Christian Fox, Vic Hall, Jake Andrews, Rob Cryston, Vince Rockland, Gio Romano, Sean Diamond, Chad Conners, Ken Ryker
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Genre: Gay and Bi
Unlike the buzz surrounding its mainstream equivalent (Waterworld), you can definitely "see the money spent" on Matinee Idol. The sound quality's superb and the vibrant videography is sure to end up on this year's short list of nominations.
In a lucky break, worthy of Hollywood lore, Ken Ryker got the juicy, starring role after Ryan Idol bailed from the project. We see much more "holly" than wood from Ryker, and many of the other big ticket performers, but this video should push him over the edge, and onto many nomination lists. The excellent script by Rick allen (another nomination?) is well-executed, except during the plot's all-important climax.
Thanks to the aggressive marketing behind this project, it is sure to sell like hotcakes. The hot buttered boxcover will put customers in the mood for more than popcorn. A must-stock item.