PHILADELPHIA — HotMovies.com is celebrating the birthday of erotic filmmaker Cecil Howard by offering his epic four-hour saga "Last X-Rated Movie" in its entirety for the first time on the Internet.
The company said that few directors have made the impact of Cecil Howard throughout the history of the adult movie business and few movies made the impact of his "Last X-Rated Movie."
"As always, we are grateful for this partnership with Cecil," said James Cybert, HotMovies director of business development. "We take great pride in carrying the biggest library of porn available anywhere but quality means more than quantity and Cecil's movies are the cream of the crop. The 'Last X-Rated Movie' is the best of the best and I can't wait to hear the reaction from our viewers."
As was typical of Howard's work, "Last X-Rated Movie" received industry acclaim when originally released in four parts during the '80s and early '90s.
The first two parts each garnered AVN's highest rating and the magazine named the saga "the best multi-part adult series ever shot on video."
It was condensed, re-edited and repackaged by Howard in 1991 into the definitive four-hour director's cut on VHS, exclusively for the Penthouse Book and Video Society.
The re-release again earned industry acclaim and prompted another critic to name it "the best X-rated movie of all time."
Eric Edwards and Nina Hartley both won industry awards for the original production, which featured a collection of golden era talent including hall of famers Ron Jeremy, Tom Byron, Tasha Voux and Sharon Mitchell.
In the past, Howard's HotMovies releases have hit the site as special, one-month-only releases. But this time, Howard said he wants fans to have the opportunity to view this movie, cut as he originally intended it.
"This is a grand opus and I encourage people to take the time to watch the whole thing," Howard said. "The story is the thing that sets it apart from other porn movies and the sex is some of the hottest I ever shot."
HotMovies is the licensed distributor for Howard's work, including multiple award winners Neon Nights, Babylon Pink, Foxtrot, Star Angel and Platinum Paradise.
Howard's birthday is on Feb. 26.