The Passions of Carol : Platinum Elite Collection (2010)

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"Written and directed by Shaun Costello, 1975’s The Passions Of Carol was (and still is) a bit of an oddity in the world of XXX filmmaking. A fairly literal adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the film stars Mary Stuart as a woman named Carol Scrooge, the owner and publisher of a low rent men’s magazine called Biva Magazine (say it out loud with a New England accent and you’ll get the joke!)"... Read the full review at ROCK! SHOCK! POP!


"It’s been over a month since Christmas ended and I still can’t help but wonder why there haven't been more Christmas themed porn films produced over the years. I know, It’s a sacred holiday to folks of the Christian faith, and the thought of Santa in an orgy with Mrs. Claus and the elves is beyond morbid, but still. Over the summer I learned from a pal that an adult film from legendary "Golden Age" director, Shaun Costello, called The Passions of Carol (based on A Christmas Carol), was discovered by a persistent archivist"...  Read the full review at CINEMA HEAD CHEESE


"One of the key works from legendary adult-auteur Shaun Costello, The Passions of Carol (1975) is among the strangest and most effective films of its kind ever made. Shot on 16 mm, for less than 20,000 dollars over a two-week period in late 1975, The Passions of Carol is Costello’s quite startling and extremely entertaining updating of Charles Dicken’s timeless A Christmas Carol, only it is quite unlike any other film version of it ever released".......Read the full review at MOON IN THE GUTTER


"Did you ever think you would see a XXX retelling of Charles DICKen’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL?How about one that is actually very well made, with good set design, eye popping colors, neat cinematography and for the most part really good acting? Well it must be the 70’s porn world because modern smut wouldn’t bother. And it must be the work of porn auteur Shaun Costello because very few of the genre’s director’s could pull off such a weird feat and make it work. By all accounts it shouldn’t, but the resulting movie is all the things a could adult film should be, AND a remarkably sweet natured look at good-will to man to boot"...Read the full review at Exploitation Nation Part 2