Starring Joanna Storm, Nina Hartley, Annette Haven, Shauna Grant, Abigail Clayton, Jesie St. James, Georgina Spelvin, Leslie Bovee, Kristine Heller, Susanna French, Judith Hamilton, Jackie O’Neill, Faye Bird, John Holmes, John Leslie, Joey Silvera, Jonathan Lee, Ken Scudder and Buck Adams. Videocassette by Cal Vista.

More than just a promotional vehicle for Cal Vista, Only the Best (based on porn historian Jim Holliday’s carnal compendium of the same name) has “collector’s item” written all over it. Narrated by Holliday himself, the tape features scenes culled from some of erotica’s hottest adult motion pictures. We see early stuff: Abigail Clayton and Ken Scudder’s bedroom-burning boff in I976’s Naked Afternoon; John Leslie’s pounding penetration of Jackie O’Neill in The Other Side of Julie; Leslie Bovee’s awesome handling of John Holmes’s mammoth gland from Eruption. And we’re treated to some more-recent gems: Joey Silvera and Shauna Grant’s touching weight room scene from Suzie Superstar; Joanna Storm and Jonathan Lee searing the sheets in Wild Things II; and the torrid Nina Hartley/Buck Adams boning from last year’s Peeping Tom. Elsewhere, lesbo lovers are treated to two sensational sequences: Georgina Spelvin and Jesie St. James’s violent-to-tender session from Easy and-what arguably is the best girl-on-girl scene ever filmed-Spelvin and Judith Hamilton getting dirty in the shower in the Robert McCallum classic, 3 A.M. Only the Best gives us a welcome glimpse at the golden days of filmed porn while reminding us how truly pathetic-thanks to cheaply produced video sludge-the quality of fuck-and-suck fare has become in the past few years.