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GRAY AREAS MAGAZINE ADULT DVD REVIEWS MAY/JUNE 1999


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.

ACTION SPORTS SEX (Raw DVD/Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) A large cast including newcomers doing their first anal scenes appear in this all-sex gonzo adventure which combines sex with alternative sports and the "energy of Generation X." The DVD includes no disappointments to anyone watching this for variety. Features include digital stereo sound, no regional coding, interactive rooms, previews of other titles, a dark room, chapter search, and more. This is a superb series which should interest anyone seeking sex scenes with little plot interference.

AIR TIGHT (Toxxxic Entertainment/Metro, Inc.) Johnni Black, Mark Davis, Vince Voyeur, and Sana Fey star in this unique adult title in which every scene is a triple penetration! Advertising itself as "no holes barred," this obviously has a lot more sex than plot. The sex scenes are intense enough to hold your interest from beginning to end. The DVD includes a digitally remastered print of the film, chapter search, Dolby Surround Stereo sound, photo gallery, previews of other titles, no regional coding, and web site access. Highly recommended.

AMERICAN ANAL ASSOCIATION (Metro, Inc.) Dee, Elena, Angelica Sinn, Vince Voyeur, and Mark Davis star in this adult DVD full of anal scenes. Lots of female newcomers appear here and while there is little plot, the title is full of nonstop anal scenes sure to please its intended audience. The DVD has been digitally remastered, includes Dolby Stereo Surround sound, no regional coding, previews of other Metro titles, chapter search, photo gallery, and web site link. Well done.

AMERICAN PIE (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Nikki Tyler, Jeanna Fine, Jenteal, Tom Byron, Marc Wallice, and Melissa Hill star in this adult film directed by Paul Norman. The plot involves a man dying and his evil niece moves in to take his home. But before the will can be read, the niece and the man's lover become attracted to each other. The two women bond and decide to share the proceeds before they even find out how the will reads. The DVD includes previews of other titles, interactive telephone sex, no regional coding, chapter search and more. This is an ideal title for those interested in plots and/or girl/girl scenes. Well done,

ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Taylor Hayes, Johnni Black, Chloe and Vince Voyeur star in this title about adultery and its consequences. The disc offers "more DVD and DVD-ROM features than any other DVD disc to date." These include multiple angle technology, interactive phone sex, interactive menus, chapter search, previews of other Vivid titles, outtakes of Vivid features, digital stereo sound, information about the Vivid girls, no regional coding, footage of the AVN awards show and use of VR technology. Inside the box is a paper poster of the Vivid girls and a paper catalog of other DVD titles available.

BABES ILLUSTRATED 6 (Metro, Inc., 135 minutes) This very impressive all-girl adult title stars Shyla Foxxx, Laura Palmer, Kaitlyn Ashley, Caressa Savage, and Sindee Coxx. The plot involves the world of fashion photography and the girls' model the outfits and disrobe each other. The DVD includes only chapter search, but it's more than enough since the film is self-explanatory. Highly recommended to those who seek plots, and/or girl/girl scenes.

BACKSEAT DRIVER #3 (Toxxxic Entertainment/Metro Inc.) Davia, Taylor Moore and Angelica Sin star in this adult film full of anal scenes. The DVD is digitally remastered, with Dolby Stereo Surround sound, no regional coding, chapter search, photo gallery, web site access and previews of other Metro films. Not much plot here, but sure to please those who want to see nonstop anal action.

BLUE DAHLIA (Metro Inc., 89 minutes) Misty Rain, Shyla Foxxx, Roxanne Hall, Alex Sanders, and Mark Wallice star in this adult film about a fashion photographer who falls for a woman who haunts his dreams. Misty Rain does her first double penetration scene in this Cal Vista film, and it's also full of high production values and superb camera work. The DVD includes a digitally remastered print of the film, star biographies, interactive menus, chapter search, previews of other titles, photo gallery, web site access, and no regional coding. This is highly recommended to fans of quality adult films with a plot.

CARNAL INSTINCTS (Metro, Inc.) James Avalon directed this adult film which stars Nikki Tyler, Tom Byron and T.T. Boy. The plot involves a stripper who meets a couple of unsuspecting country boys who she leads through all sorts of sexual and emotional games. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, Dolby Surround Stereo sound, photo gallery, no regional coding, chapter search, previews of other Metro titles, and web site access. Full of intriguing costumes and nice camera angles, this better than average adult film will interest those who like plots and/or quality productions.

COUNTRY COMFORT (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Devon, Halli Aston, Gwen Summers, Herschel Savage and Bobby Vitale star in this adult film about a wealthy polygamist. He gets more sex than he can handle, and his choice of women, and viewers who like plots will find this title offers a good balance. The DVD includes multiple angle technology, digital stereo sound, interactive menus, information on the Vivid girls, no regional coding, interactive phone sex, previews of other titles and more. Inside the box is a paper poster of the Vivid girls and a paper catalog of other titles available.

CURIOUS (Raw Interactive, 240 minutes) Tina Tyler, Hershel Savage, Candy Apples, and Bunny Bleu star in this adult film about a gay male and gay female who live together as roommates. They wonder what it would be like to be heterosexual and decide to try it and find out. The DVD includes interactive menus, interactive rooms, a dark room, previews of other titles, no regional coding and chapter search. Inside the box is a paper catalog of other Vivid titles. This disc has plenty of sex, in many combinations, and will not disappoint anyone interested in bisexuality.

EXPRESSIONS OF JENNA JAMESON (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Adult film star Jenna Jameson hosts this title in which she introduces you to five other women who are up and coming. The disc also includes a wealth of extras including interactive menus, digital stereo sound, fantasy rooms, interactive tour, dark room of erotic stills, previews of other titles, no regional coding, behind-the-scenes footage and chapter search. Inside the box is a paper catalog of other Vivid title you may enjoy.

FADE 2 BLACK #1 (Toxxxic Entertainment/Metro Inc.) Mr. Marcus, Dee, Jada, India and Kitten star in this adult title which features black actors. Not much plot, but lots of action of all kinds. The DVD includes a digitally remastered copy of the film, Dolby Stereo Surround sound, chapter search, no regional coding, photo gallery, previews of other Metro films, and web site access. Blacks are rarely used in adult films, for no good reason, so this is a welcome addition to the adult DVD genre.

HEIST, THE (Wave DVD/Vivid Interactive) Julia Ann performs here in her final adult role, along with Jill Kelly, Missy and Crystal Breeze. Directed by Toni English, the plot involves an outlaw hoping to pull off one last heist with one last gang before retiring. The story is full of burglars, prostitutes, brothels and thieves, and there is plenty of plot here for those that prefer one. The DVD also includes chapter search, interactive phone sex, information on the Wave girls, no regional coding, previews of other titles, and virtual reality scenes for those with DVD players inside their computers. Inside the box is a paper catalog of other titles available.

MY SECRET LIFE (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Jenteal, Mila, Jon Dough, Sindee Coxx, Roxanne Hall and Mr. Marcus star in this Toni English film. It's about a very normal girl with a very normal life who spends her time having wild fantasies where she is consumed by thoughts of "dirty sex, submissive raunch and random trysts." It's a simple plot, but it works. The DVD contains a wealth of extras including multiple angle technology, information on the Vivid girls, interactive menus, interactive phone sex, no regional coding, previews of other Vivid titles, chapter search, footage of the AVN awards and outtakes from other Vivid features.

NUDE LAP DANCER CHAMPIONSHIP (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) This superb adult title focuses on a competition held at the Pink Pony in Tampa, Florida. While no sex is shown, it is certainly simulated by the many nude women who compete here. You will have a hard time picking a winner because some of these women are very talented and each of their acts is unique. Honestly, we never knew you could do so much sitting on a person's lap until now. The DVD includes interactive menus, digital sound, no regional coding, fantasy rooms, dark room, interactive tour, preview of other titles, behind-the-scenes footage, and chapter search. Inside the box is a paper catalog of other Vivid titles. Highly recommended.

SCENES FROM THE ORAL OFFICE (Digital Playground Inc.) This very timely adult film stars Aja and Herschel Savage. The plot involves an adulterous president, and how Vice-President, his chief of staff and his national security advisor respond to the resulting media crisis. Full of sex on desks, this is unique, humorous and certainly one of Hershcel's best roles ever. The DVD includes a digitally remastered print of the film, behind-the-scenes video, 5.1 Digital Surround sound, slide show, chapter search, no regional coding and parental lock option. For those with DVD drives inside their computers the disc also includes a Strip Blackjack game. Well done.

SEXY NURSES 3 (Metro Inc., 85 minutes) Stacy Valentine, Stephanie Swift, Mark Davis and T.T. Boy star in this adult film about a man who finds himself in a hospital full of wild nurses who cater to his every need and desire. Offering light bondage, a lesbian nurse orgy, shaving scene, costumes, as well as the usual action, this should satisfy anyone looking for a plot as well as anyone interested in nurses. The DVD includes a digitally remastered print of the film, Dolby Stereo Surround sound, no regional coding, previews of other titles, chapter search and web site access. Well done.

SIN-A-MATIC 3 (Raw Interactive, 240 minutes) Tia Bella, Katie Gold, Jon Dough, TT Boy, and Mr. Marcus star in this adult film directed by Jon Dough. It features six scenes, many of which are anals, and which are filmed in public locations such as a bar and a video store. The DVD also contains a dark room, interactive rooms, no regional coding, previews of other titles, chapter search and more. For those who like watching sex with little plot, this title delivers what it promises and more.

STARDUST 3 (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Dyanna Lauren, Kobe Tai, and Jeanne Fine star in this adult film sequel, directed by Michael Zen. This film actually builds on the earlier films which is quite rare in the adult film genre. It's a sex opera which presents the continuing adventures of a stripper stuck with a nasty sister and a club owner named Bubba. The DVD includes multiple angle technology which lets you choose how to view the sex scenes, interactive menus, interactive phone sex, information on the Vivid girls, previews of other Vivid titles, no regional coding, chapter search and footage of the AVN awards show. Inside the box is a paper poster of the Vivid girls and a paper catalog listing other Vivid titles. This is of high quality with a definite plot but it really helps to have seen the previous films if you plan to pay attention to the dialogue.

TABOO 17 (Metro, Inc., 107 minutes) Misty Rain, Roxanne Hall, Sydnee Steele, and Caressa Savage star in this adult film directed by Michael Zen. The plot does not require having seen any previous film in the series. Misty plays a cat burglar who uses plastic wrap, blindfolds, ropes, rubber, cuffs, and ponytails to get what she wants. The best part of this disc though is the lavish job Metro did to make the release special. The disc offers multi-angle technology, a digitally remastered director's cut of the film, director's commentary, behind-the-scenes footage, star biographies, previews of other Metro titles, photo gallery, no regional coding, interactive menus, chapter search and web site access. This is a quality production which is highly recommended for those interested in extras and/or films with plots.

TITMAN's POOL PARTY (Metro, Inc.) Greg Alves directed this adult title which includes a whopping 21 female and 10 male stars. Not all of these people perform, but included are Houston, Jill Kelly, Tabitha Stevens, Ron Jeremy, Melanie Stone, Dee and Alex Sanders. This is not to be missed by those who are interested in adult film stars as celebrities, and it has a simple plot that works. The DVD has been digitally remastered and includes a photo gallery, previews of other titles, no regional coding, chapter search, and web links. Highly recommended.

ZAZEL (Metro Inc., 126 minutes) One of the best adult films of recent years, this stars Sasha Vinni, Gina LaMarca, Anna Romero, Grace Harlow and Brooke Lane. The plot involves an artist hired to create an arousing perfume. While the artist sorts through sketches and drawings they come alive and the film jumps from one extreme to another as swiftly as the artist changes thoughts. Winner of seven AVN awards including Best Director and Bestselling Tape Of The Year, this is a must for those interested in truly erotic films, and/or adult titles with a definite plot. The DVD includes Dolby Digital Stereo sound and chapter search. Highly recommended.

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