Timeless Obsession


by Tuna

There is a type of romance story, usually found on supermarket shelves in paperback books, the entire purpose of which is to give lonesome women damp skivvies and shower nozzle masturbation fantasies. Occasionally, rather then a dead tree version, they will make a film version of the romance novel. See Romancing the Stone for an excellent example of the film romance novel genre. Timeless Obsession is the hard-R version.

As in Romancing the Stone, our hero is a Romance Novel author. He has been in a relationship with his shrink (Samantha Mudd) for two months, which is always a critical time for him. He always cheats after two months, no doubt due to commitment issues. This time he is in for a battle because Samantha is willing to work on the relationship. After a session with her, he impulsively walks into an art museum and falls in love with a painting of Venesa Talor. He begins a new story featuring her, and spends hours staring at the painting. He also has flashbacks to the 17th century where he woos and marries her, then catches her cheating on him.

The erotica is tepid. I have no problem with an actress who elects to wear a modesty patch, as long as she announces that fact before she signs the contract. I do have issues with cinematographers who can't keep them off camera. That was not the only photography problem in this film. The entire film lacks contrast and color saturation.  Despite the photography problems and the low level of nudity, this film is just silly enough to be watchable, and the audio is fine. It has a feel-good ending and is certainly a safe bet for an evening with your main squeeze.

Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by our definition, a C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:


This is a "couples erotica" film which barely meets the minimum genre standards.


  • Samantha Mudd shows breasts.
  • Vanesa Talor shows breasts and a hint of bush.
  • Kiara Hunter and an unknown show breasts. 
  • Jennifer Behr shows breasts and an obvious modesty patch.


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4.2 IMDB summary (of 10)
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Timeless Obsession (1997)

It is only available in a dual region (1 and 4) DVD in English from RLDVDs.com. This rare release also has a 6-minute "behind the scenes" featurette, a gallery of production stills, and optional Spanish subtitles. Click on the image above for info.