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GRAY AREAS MAGAZINE ADULT DVD REVIEWS FEBRUARY 2000


REVIEWS BY NETTA GILBOA

 

DVD titles are reviewed using either a Panasonic A110 or a Creative Labs Encore PC-DVD (using the latest drivers) which is installed in a Pentium II 300 MHz with 64mb RAM running Windows98. All titles are recent releases, even though some are of the films are years old. Because DVD is a new medium, older titles are being released as new product. This will be true for some time to come.

BABEWATCH: LAS VEGAS (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Over 50 girls appear in this episode which focuses on the strippers and strip clubs of Las Vegas. Visit a major casino that uses naked showgirls, take a rare peek at backstage action, and visit a totally nude strip club (these are not allowed everywhere in America due to varying local laws). The DVD contains digital stereo sound, fantasy rooms, interactive tour, interactive menus, dark room, previews of other titles available, no regional coding, behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes, information center, and chapter search. This is a mature rated title which contains no hardcore footage, but it will give you a good idea of what's available in Las Vegas so you can compare it to what you can see locally, or plan your next visit. Well done.

BLOW DRY (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Jenteal, Kobe Tai, Randi Rage, Morgan Fairline, Marc Davis, T.T. Boy, Mr. Marcus and B. Glide star in this Paul Thomas film which is light on dialogue and heavy on eroticism. With very few lines to deliver here, the cast must rely on mood, actions, and facial expressions to convey the plot. The story involves a hair stylist who has lots of sex in the barber shop she works at. There is a foot fetish scene here, a girl/girl scene in one of the chairs, and an anal scene with Mr. Marcus and Morgan Fairline. The DVD contains digital stereo sound, multiple screens of information about the Wave girls, interactive menus, interactive phone sex, no regional coding, previews of other titles, and chapter search. This is an interesting compromise between wall-to-wall sex films and those that rely on plots. It's worth seeing if only because it's different. Well done.

CHOOSE YOUR COOZE (Raw Interactive, 240 minutes) Made with the premise that the actors could choose what they wanted to do in it, this film stars Alexandria Nice, Melanie Stone, Taylor St. Claire, Inari Vachs, Temptress, Byron Long, Brian Surewood and Eric Price. Featuring everything from double penetrations to interracial anals, girl/girl and facial pops, this will appeal to those who enjoy action over plot. The DVD contains digital stereo sound, interactive menus, interactive rooms, no regional coding, dark room, previews of other titles available, and chapter search. Well done.

DAREDEVILS (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) This unusual gay male film focuses on a wild weekend of extreme sports and extreme sex in Colorado. Directed by David Thompson, this stars Sunny Markham, Ricky Price, Cort Stevens, Jake Armstrong, Tommy Cruise and Alex Powers. Containing scenes of bungee jumping, parachuting, white water rafting, and jerk-off sessions, this does a good job of holding the viewers interest and setting itself apart from other gay films which have either more dialogue or more silence. The DVD contains digital stereo sound, interactive menus, interactive phone sex, slide show, previews of other titles available, no regional coding, an interactive game for those with DVD players inside their PCs, and chapter search. Highly recommended.

DEEP INSIDE GINGER LYNN (VCA Interactive) This compilation features seven sex scenes featuring Ginger performing with Cindy Brookes, Shane Taylor, Ron Jeremy, Paul Thomas, and Harry Hardwood. An excellent collection for her many fans, this title also includes a digitally remastered print of the film, an interview with Ginger, photo gallery, Dolby stereo sound, remote control access, web site access, interactive menus, interactive cast menu, no regional coding and chapter search. Well done.

ERUPTION (Atomic Video/Titan Media) Bruce Cam directed this gay male title which stars Austin Masters, Dean Coulter, Keith Webb, Malleek, Pierce Vendetta, Peter Wilder, Ethan Payne, Eduardon, and Michael Vincenzo. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, 5.1 Digital surround sound, slide show, behind-the-scenes photos, parental lock, no regional coding, and chapter search.

FALCON'S FEMME FATALES (Raw Interactive, 240 minutes) Hostess Lana takes you to meet a bunch of newcomers including the Boobsie Twins, Honey Hills, Daisy, Candy Cantalopes, Crystal Topps, Little Sinderella and Dominiane. These girls are new, eager to please, and even though some of the women have silly names the disc is full of blondes. The DVD contains many extras, some of which are new. Besides Dolby stereo sound, there is a section where you can meet all of the Falcon girls, behind-the-scenes outtakes footage, 50 photo slide show, no regional coding, interactive menus, Den of Decadence with special sex scenes, Bad Girls which is a section on stripping in public, Perfect 10's, Voluptuous Vixens and Perfect Fruit, and chapter search. Ideal for the voyeur who likes to see a little bit of lots of different women, this will not disappoint those looking for variety from women who will tease and then deliver.

FIRST TIME EVER #6 (NuTech Digital, Inc., 90 minutes) This popular adult series, which features adult film stars working together for the first time with people they want to be with, is hosted by Jim Holliday and Jill Kelly. This episode features Katie Gold, Wynona, Shelbee Myne, Brittany O'Connell, Kylie Ireland, Timber, Candy Hill and Jill Kelly. There are six scenes total including one between Shelbee Myne and Randy Spears, who marks his return from a five year hiatus, and one between Kylie Ireland and Brittany O'Connell. This Platinum Edition DVD contains a digitally mastered print of the film, Dolby surround sound, interactive menus, slide show, star biographies, no regional coding, previews of other titles available, web site access, and chapter search. This is well done, as is the whole series, and will most appeal to those somewhat familiar with the stars who can appreciate the rarity of what they are seeing.

FIRST TIME EVER #7 (NuTech Digital, Inc., 90 minutes) Hosted by Jim Holliday and Jill Kelly, this series presents adult film stars working with each other for the first time. This edition stars Terri Star, Chloe, Shelbee Myne, Jill Kelly, Lexi Ericson, and Monti Dakota. The film includes six scenes, as well as commentary by Jim and Jill. Chloe steals the film as always with a hot anal scene with Steve Hatcher and fans of hers won't want to miss this. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, Dolby stereo sound, interactive menus, slide show, star biographies, previews of other titles available, no regional coding, web site access and chapter search. While this whole series is special, because the actors choose who they wish to work with and therefore are clearly happy to be in these scenes, this is probably the hottest of the episodes I have seen so far if only for the rare, realistic female orgasms captured here. Highly recommended.

HARDCORE HAIRDRESSER (VCA Interactive, 117 minutes) Lauren Montgomery, Maya Divine, Ginger Paige, Tracy Love, Julian and Brick Majors star in this film about a woman who inherits a barber shop in a rural town. While initially treated as an outcast when she arrives, she and her assistant earn the town's respect by having sex with the customers. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, footage added for the DVD release, Dolby Stereo sound, interactive menus, no regional coding, photo gallery, star biographies, chapter search and web site access.

INTRODUCING ALEXIS (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Alexis Christian, a runway model who has appeared in Penthouse, makes her debut in this adult film directed by Toni English. Co-starring Chelsea Blue, Margo Stevens, Jill Kelly, Missy, Bobby Vitale, Mark Davis and Tom Byron, the plot here involves a successful nude dancer and model who has just inked a deal to do adult films. The competition of the company that has signed her tries to sabotage things by bringing in an unacceptable sex partner for her. Does she do the film or walk away and sign with the competition? It's a believable plot that makes this an ideal choice for couples, although this will probably be a desired product for Alexis' appearance as well. The DVD contains digital stereo sound, multiple screens of information about the Wave girls, interactive menus, interactive phone sex, no regional coding, previews of other titles available, Kobe's Virtual Reality segment, and chapter search. Well done.

KAYLAN NICOLE VOLUME 1: PICTURE PERFECT (NuTech Digital, Inc., 90 minutes) This collector's edition DVD is the first title in a series which stars Kaylan and was directed by Fred Lincoln. Also appearing here are Kylie Ireland, Shelby Stevens, Barbara Doll, Jordan McKnight, Buck Adams, Joey Silvera, Marc Wallice and Nick East. The plot concerns an up and coming actress given the chance to star in her first picture. However, she is blocked by lots of jealous people who want to stop her from reaching the top, not the least of which is her own sister, and in order to get there she has lots of sex along the way. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, 5.1 Dolby Digital audio, DTS Digital Surround sound, slide show, star biographies, previews of other titles, no regional coding, animated menus, and chapter search. This is better than most adult fare, and is a well done disc especially if you enjoy any of these actors. Highly recommended for those who enjoy plots.

KAYLAN NICOLE VOLUME 3: RED HOT LOVER (NuTech Digital, Inc., 90 minutes) Fred Lincoln directed this third film in the popular Kaylan Nicole series and this time she stars with Misty Rain, Jenteal, Stacy Nichols, Melissa Hill, Joey Silvera, Jon Dough, and Vince Voyeur. The plot involves Kaylan, now a movie star, falling in love with the ghost of a former porn star and becoming quite involved with his spirit. The collector's edition DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, choice of DTS Digital Surround sound or Dolby Digital Stereo sound, slide show, animated menus, star biographies, previews of other titles, credited outtakes, no regional coding, behind-the-scenes footage, web site access, ad chapter search. This is a must for those who have enjoyed other titles in the series, fans of the actors, and couples seeking plots. Well done.

KAYLAN NICOLE VOLUME 4: STAND BY YOUR MAN (NuTech Digital, Inc. 90 minutes) Fred Lincoln directed this fourth film in the series which stars Kaylan Nicole, Misty Rain, Shelby Stevens, Amanda Morrison, Alex Sanders, Ian Daniels and Vince Voyeur. This time Kaylan has it all until she discovers her husband has mishandled her finances and she is broke again. However, instead of leaving him she decides to stand by him and work harder to build a better future. This collector's edition DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, choice of 5.1 Dolby Digital audio, 2.0 Dolby Digital audio, or DTS Digital Surround sound, slide show, star biographies, no regional coding, web site access, previews of other titles, animated menus, and chapter search. Those with DVD players inside their computers can also enjoy access to a special photo collection. While this plot isn't as believable as if Kaylan had walked out on her man, it will still appeal to couples seeking plots, fans of the other films in the series, and those who enjoy any of the actors.

KAYLAN NICOLE VOLUME 5: LUCKY LADY (NuTech Digital, Inc., 90 minutes) Gambling is the theme in this installment of the popular film series directed by Fred Lincoln, and starring Kaylan Nicole. This time her co-stars are Misty Rain, Vanessa Chase, Annabelle Dayne, Olivia, Candy Connor, Tom Byron, Steve Drake, and Vince Voyeur. Kaylan plays a dealer at the "21" tables of a casino, making lots of money and having lots of fun at the same time. The collector's edition DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, choice of 5.1 Dolby Digital audio, 2.0 Dolby Digital audio, or DTS Digital Surround sound, animated menus, slide show, no regional coding, previews of other titles available, star biographies and chapter search. Those with DVD players inside their computers can also enjoy web site access and a special photo collection. This will appeal to fans of any of the actors, those who enjoy plots and/or gambling, and anyone who has seen the other films in this series.

KAYLAN NICOLE VOLUME 7: THE DRIFTER (NuTech Digital, Inc., 90 minutes) Kaylan is back in this continuing series. This time she is directed by Jim Enright, and her co-stars are Brittany O'Connell, Kylie Ireland, Melissa Monet, Marc Wallice, Jonathan Morgan and Tom Chapman. The plot involves a drifter who comes to town looking to make some quick cash. Kaylan has an affair with him, and thinks about having him murder her husband. This collector's edition DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, choice of DTS Digital Surround Sound, or 5.1 Dolby Digital audio, or 2.0 Dolby Digital audio, slide show, star biographies, no regional coding, animated menus, previews of other titles, and chapter search. Those with DVD players inside their PCs can also enjoy web site access and a special photo collection. This will appeal to fans of the actors, those who have seen previous films in the series, and couples who seek plots.

KAYLAN NICOLE VOLUME 8: DIRTY LAUNDRY (NuTech Digital, Inc., 90 minutes) This long-running series is back with a change in directors and this episode, as well as its sequel (reviewed below), were directed by Wesley Emerson. Starring Kaylan Nicole, Tina Taylor, Nicole London, Ariana, Felicia, Crystal Wilder, Melissa Monet, Randy West, Luc Wylder and Jonathan Morgan, this time the plot involves actress Ella Thorn whose career is stalled after the studio let her go when her last film proved too hot to handle and was shelved rather than released. Armed with a plan to get back on top with another movie, she has plans for an adult film which lacks only an actress and a writer to turn her inside knowledge of the sex lives of her two best friends into a hit script. This collector's edition DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, choice of DTS Digital Surround sound, 2.0 or 5.1 Dolby Digital audio, slide show, star biographies, previews of other titles available, no regional coding, web site access and chapter search. While there are over a dozen more films in this series, I believe this one and the sequel below are the two most recent to hit DVD. They are well done and recommended if you've enjoyed the others, or enjoy films with a solid plot.

KAYLAN NICOLE VOLUME 9: DIRTY LAUNDRY II (NuTech Digital, Inc., 90 minutes) In the sequel to the above film, Ella is thrilled to learn her unreleased film will finally be released. But apparently the star of the film now fears it will ruin his career so he puts pressure on the studio to shelve it again. They cave in and agree. This leaves Ella back in the adult business and given the chance to direct films. Directed by Wesley Emerson, this stars Kaylan Nicole, Tina Tyler, Ariana, Debi Diamond, Melissa Hill, Jon Dough, Alex Sanders, Nick East and Luc Wylder. The collector's edition DVD includes a digitally remastered print of the film, DTS Digital Surround sound, choice of 2.0 or 5.1 Dolby Digital audio, animated menus, slide show, previews of other titles available, no regional coding, star biographies, web site access and a special photo collection for those with DVD players inside their PCs, and chapter search. Along with the title above, this is recommended for those who enjoy adult titles with a strong plot, and those who are collecting the series.

NIGHTSHIFT NURSES (VCA Interactive, 88 minutes) John Leslie directs and stars in his first film, co-written with Jim Holliday, in this classic release for DVD. Starring Lois Ayres, Keisha, Sheena Horne, Siobhan Hunter, Joey Silvera, Bionca and Peter North, this contains seven sex scenes. Named by Adam Film World as Best Erotic Film of the Year when it was originally released, this is a comedy that will appeal to those who enjoy adult features which have plots, films with nurses and uniforms, any of the actors and/or fans of Leslie himself. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, Dolby stereo sound, interactive menus, no regional coding, web site access, remote control access, interactive cast menu, photo gallery, and chapter search. This is very well-written, quite humorous, and among the best of the many adult titles which feature a storyline involving nurses.

NURSES (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Paul Thomas directed this film which stars Kira Kener, India, Obsession, Keki D'Aire, Stryc Nine, Reagan Star, Bobby Vitale, and Michael J. Cox. If you enjoy nurses and uniforms, you will love this, and Penthouse Pet Kira Kener is definitely something special to behold too. Containing a number of performers not seen in every new adult title that's released, this is notable for some memorable sex scenes and will not disappoint. The DVD contains multiple angle technology, Virtual Reality technology, digital stereo sound, information on the Vivid girls, interactive menus, interactive phone sex, no regional coding, previews of other titles, footage of the AVN awards and chapter search. Well done.

PHOENIX, THE (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Jamie Summers, Summer Knights, Sharise, Kelly O'Dell, Jon Dough, and Mickey Ray star in this new Paul Thomas film about a tattoo artist and his last tattoo. It's a tattoo of a phoenix and this is the story of his search for someone perfect to put it on. The DVD contains multiple screens of information about the Wave girls, interactive phone sex, digital stereo sound, previews of other titles available, no regional coding and chapter search. An excellent role for Jamie Summers, this film will appeal to her fans, those interested in tattoos, and those looking for something new rather than old films simply being re-released on DVD.

PROMISES (NuTech Digital, Inc., 75 minutes) Taylor St. Claire, Taylor Moore, Allysin Chaynes, Kiss, Envy, Tina Cheri, Zhanalee, James Bonn and Chris Cannon star in this film set in an exclusive resort which offers weekend retreats. Directed by Roy Karch, the plot here involves a couple who come to the resort to get away from other people and just have sex with each other. They break their promise rather quickly, and end up never having sex with each other! The film features no condom usage, outdoor sex, and great girl/girl action as well as superb extras in this collector's edition. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, choice of 5.1 DTS Digital Surround sound or 5.1 Dolby Digital audio, interactive menus, slide show, no regional coding, star biographies, previews of other titles available, and chapter search. Those with DVD players inside their PCs can also enjoy web site access. This will delight fans of the actors, those interested in films that don't use condoms and couples looking for something with a plot. Well done.

SHOW & TELL (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Kobe Tai, Stephanie Swift, Lexi Leigh, Julie Rage, Sindee Coxx, TT Boy, Alex Sanders, and Byron Long appear in this unique Paul Thomas film which combines action with interviews. In addition to having sex, the actresses explain why they are in the business and what motivates them to go great work. Proving that women in this industry can be articulate as well as beautiful, this will interest those curious about the adult industry and/or interested in plots and dialogue. This also provides a good way for fans of these actresses to hear them speak and it provides nice variety from other films with canned lines. The DVD contains multiple action technology, Virtual Reality technology, digital stereo sound, information about the Vivid girls, interactive phone sex, previews of other titles, no regional coding, footage of the AVN awards show, and chapter search. Inside the box is a paper poster of the Vivid girls and a paper catalog that illustrates other DVD titles available. Highly recommended.

SORORITY SEX KITTENS PART 2 (VCA Interactive, 90 minutes) An all-star cast stars in this classic film which features Ashlyn Gere, Tiffany Mynx, Selena Steele, Alexis Devell, Shayla LaVeaux, Victoria Paris, Biona, Madison, Teri Diver, Nina Hartley, Porsche Lynn, Stacy Nichols, Sharon Kane, Jon Dough, Steve Drake, T.T. Boy and many others. Including a 25-girl orgy worth the price of the disc alone, this continues the story of a sorority that specializes in sexual antics. You don't have to have seen the first part to understand or appreciate this, and if you like girl-girl action this film is a must. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, Dolby Stereo sound, no regional coding, interactive menus, photo gallery, interactive cast menu, web site access, and chapter search. This has one of the larger casts of any adult film, and is bound to include someone who appeals to you. Well done.

STATUES (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Lori Michaels, Deva Station, Lauren Montgomery, Leanni Lei, Shelby Myne, Bobby Vitale, T.J. Heart, and Julian star in this surreal film about an eccentric librarian who speaks to her husband through her TV set, and who has a garden at work where statues come to life. There are five sex scenes, including lots of girl/girl and three-way action. The DVD contains multiple angle technology so you can select the angle from which to view the sex scenes, VR technology, information about the many Vivid girls, interactive menus, interactive phone sex, digital stereo sound, no regional coding, previews of other titles, footage of the AVN awards show, and chapter search. This will appeal to couples looking more for sensuality than gonzo hardcore.

STILETTO (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Tera Heart, Sharon Mitchell, Brittany O'Connell, Colt Steele, Marc Wallice and Mike Horner star in this film directed by Toni English. The plot involves a private detective hired to investigate a husband whose wife suspects he is having an affair. It's an excuse to show lots of sex, and the film has a surprise ending with a plot twist. The DVD contains multiple screens of information about the Wave girls, interactive menus, interactive phone sex, previews of other titles available, digital stereo sound, no regional coding and chapter search. This is a run-of-the-mill film recommended only to couples who seek plots, and fans of the actors.

SUPER N.A.T.U.R.A.L (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Hostess Amy Rochelle explores eroticism and seduction in this mature rated disc that contains no hardcode and is ideal for couples, those preferring to use their imaginations, and those who enjoy being teased. Directed by Gary Orona, this stars Terry Rachel Dane, Raquel Stone, Julianne JJ Mantia, and supermodel Lisa Comshaw. The plot involves a young lady who becomes stranded on a highway. She arrives at a haunted house hoping for assistance, and instead gets seduced by a harem of vampire women. The DVD contains digital stereo sound, fantasy rooms, no regional coding, interactive menus, interactive tour, dark room, information center, previews of other titles available, behind-the-scenes footage of bloopers and outtakes, and chapter search.

VIRTUAL SEX WITH TERA PATRICK (Digital Playground, 120 minutes) Tera Patrick, a Penthouse Pet, performs here in an interactive sex title as part of this popular series. Filmed in true multi-angle, this allows you to choose camera angles, nice or nasty moods, sexual positions, and experience point-of-view interactive sex. The DVD contains a digitally mastered print of the film footage, filmed with DVD in mind, 5.1 digital surround sound, no regional coding, interactive menus, parental lock, stripping and sexual bio, and chapter search. This is probably the best title in the series, both because it's the newest and takes the best advantage of the DVD medium and also because Tera Patrick is so unexposed in the adult industry that she has more to reveal than more established stars. Highly recommended if you ever wanted to see a Penthouse Pet do more than can be shown in a paper magazine.

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