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GRAY AREAS MAGAZINE ADULT DVD REVIEWS SEPTEMBER 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.

AIR TIGHT #2 (Metro Inc./ToXXXic Entertainment) Directed by Greg Alves, this double sided DVD offers triple penetrations featuring Houston, Amber, Alexandra Nice, Mark Davis, Inari and Jake Steed. Full of nonstop action this disc has been digitally remastered for DVD and includes preview trailers, photo gallery, Dolby Stereo Surround sound, interactive menus, no regional coding, web site access and chapter search. Highly recommended to those who enjoyed the first disc in this series, as well as those who missed it but enjoy triple penetrations and sex with no holes barred.

ARCADE (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Jenteal, Alexandra Silk, Jon Dough, Jake Steed and Melissa Hill star in this film about a woman whose husband starts spending all his time at a porn arcade. She gets angry and goes there, taking the patrons hostage and having sex with each of them. While it's not a very convincing plot, it does work fine for these purposes. The DVD contains digital stereo sound, multiple angles so that you can select how you prefer to view the sex scenes, interactive phone sex, information about the Vivid girls, previews of other titles, no regional coding, virtual reality technology, footage of the AVN awards, interactive menus, chapter search and more. Inside the box are a paper poster of the Vivid girls and a paper catalog of other titles you can also get on DVD.

BABYLON (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Lexus, Inari, Chloe, Jeanna Fine, Kobe Tai, Jill Kelly, Janine and Vince Voyeur star in this interesting film from director Michael Zen. The plot involves Lexus entering an alternate reality which is full of fantasy, costumes and creative plot twists. The DVD contains multiple angle technology so you can choose the angles you wish to watch sex scenes from, information about the Vivid girls, digital stereo sound, interactive phone sex, interactive menus, previews of other titles, no regional coding, footage of the AVN awards show, Virtual Reality technology section and chapter search. Inside the box are a paper catalog of the Vivid girls as well as a paper catalog of other titles available. Highly recommended for those seeking plots, or who are fans of the actors.

BACKSEAT DRIVER #5 (Metro Inc., ToXXXic Entertainment, 120+ minutes) This solid action disc stars Houston, Dee, Jill Kelly, Inari Vachs, Johnni Black, Syndee Steele, Stephanie Swift, Jake Steed, Mark Davis, and Kyle Stone. It has been digitally remastered for DVD, includes no regional coding, previews of other titles, interactive menus, photo gallery, web site access, and chapter search. Ideal for those who are fans of any of these stars and enjoy watching anal sex scenes.

BAD GIRLS 6 (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Celeste, Jeanna Fine, Sindee Coxx, and Melissa Monet star in this episode of the popular adult series. It's about a biker gang called Bad Girls who gets challenges by the town bullies into a war. They decide to fight with their bodies and to teach the boys a lesson they won't forget. This offers the opportunity to see girls on and near bikes, as well as wearing leather. The disc includes multiple angle technology so you can choose the angle to view sex scenes from, Virtual Reality technology, screens of information about the Vivid girls, interactive phone sex, interactive menus, previews of other titles, digital stereo sound, no regional coding, footage from the AVN awards show, chapter search and more. Inside the box are a paper poster of the Vivid girls as well as a paper catalog of other titles available on DVD.

BIKER FANTASIES (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Hosted by a former Penthouse Pet, Seana Ryan, this combines beautiful women and motorcycles. Filmed in a WWII hangar which has been remade into a bike workshop, this offers several nude women posing on and near hot bikes. The DVD includes a dark room, fantasy rooms, behind-the-scenes outtakes, previews of other titles, no regional coding, an interactive tour, digital stereo sound and chapter search. Ideal for those who would rather fantasize than see hardcore sex scenes, this will appeal to bike fans and those interested in the art of striptease.

BIKINI LAND (Vivid Interactive, 250 minutes) This mature content title contains lots of nudity for men who like to be teased. Bikinis galore are put on, taken off and worn by Victoria Shaw, Lisa Monroe, Tamarahr Kane and Robbin Basker who hosts the title. The DVD also includes digital stereo sound, fantasy rooms, an interactive tour, dark room, previews of other titles, behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes, no regional coding and chapter search. If your idea of fun is looking at pretty girls on the beach, or at lingerie catalogs instead of hardcore footage, this will delight you to no end.

BITCH, THE (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Asia Carrera, Alexandra Silk, Ron Jeremy, Vince Voyeur, Cody and Christian Steel star in this film about a dull 30-year-old man who lives at home and works in a fast food restaurant. His life changes dramatically, however, when he meets a half-naked brunette who is on the run and takes him with her. The DVD includes multiple angle technology so you can choose what angle to view sex scenes from, virtual reality technology, information on the Vivid girls, digital stereo sound, interactive phone sex, previews of other Vivid titles, footage from the AVN awards show, no regional coding, and chapter search. Inside the box are a paper poster of the Vivid girls and a paper catalog of other titles available.

BLAME IT ON GINGER (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Ginger Lynn, Jamie Gillis, Peter North, Tom Byron, Joey Silvera, Barbara Dare and Lois Ayres star in this adult classic about a bunch of friends and relatives of Ginger's who profess to be mad at her. It has a simple plot and lots of sex scenes with actors who are either retired or don't appear in many films these days. The DVD contains digital stereo sound, multiple screens of information about the Wave girls, no regional coding, interactive phone sex, previews of other titles, chapter search and Kobi's Virtual Reality section. Inside the box is a paper catalog of other titles available too. Well done and highly recommended to any fans of these actors.

CHRISTY IN THE WILD (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Christy Canyon, Raquel Darrian, Heather Hart, Jon Dough, and Kelly O'Dell star in this Paul Thomas film. It's about three friends who pick up a hitchhiker and discover he has transported them to another place. The DVD includes multiple screens of information about the Wave girls, digital stereo sound, no regional coding, previews of other titles, interactive phone sex, Kobi's Virtual Reality section, and chapter search as well as a paper catalog of other Vivid titles available. This is a classic title starring many actors who are now retired or appearing in fewer films. It should appeal to those who like plots and those who enjoy any or all of the actors.

CLUB GINGER (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Ginger Lynn, Bionca, Sharon Mitchell, Tom Byron, Paul Thomas, Randy West and Ron Jeremy star in this film based on Ginger Lynn's fan club where fantasies could come true for lucky adult fans. The simple plot works well and Lynn is superb as always. The DVD includes multiple screens of information about the Wave girls, interactive menus, no regional coding, digital stereo sound, interactive phone sex, previews of other titles, Kobi Tai's virtual reality section, and more. Inside the box is a paper catalog of other Vivid titles available on DVD. Highly recommended for Ginger's many fans.

COLLEGIATE FRESHMAN FANTASIES #6 (Digital Playground Inc., 120+ minutes) Stacy, Vanessa, Alyssa, Maria and two Hungarians named Katie and Aggie star in the latest installment of this series which is produced and directed by Professor Mike. Featuring nonstop sex scenes for those who prefer action to plot, the DVD also includes behind-the-scenes photos, 5.1 Dolby Surround sound, a digitally remastered print of the film, slide show, no regional coding, parental lock option, and chapter search. Those with DVD players inside their computers will also be able to play a Strip Blackjack game, which is included. This will appeal to those who are already fans of the series, as well as anyone interested in seeing new faces without the distraction of a story line.

EROTIC LANDSCAPES (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Christa Campbell, Sara Brown, Carl Thompson, Joy Robinson and Mel Greene star in this mature title featuring lots of nudity but no hardcore footage. Filmed in California, this presents beautiful women (including a Playboy covergirl) surrounded by natural landscapes and attempts to take your breath away. The DVD includes an interactive tour, fantasy rooms, dark room, previews of other titles, no regional coding, behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes, digital stereo sound, information center and chapter search. Highly recommended to those who prefer to be teased and to use their imagination than to see hardcore sex scenes.

EXQUISITE EXCESSES (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Taylor Hayes, Jill Kelly, Lauren Montgomery, Chloe, Hershel Savage, Nick East and Tina Tyler star in this film directed by Toni English. It's about an insatiable woman whose needs are still left unsatisfied despite getting married and, later, dying. Taylor Hayes is superb here and is truly one of the more captivating women in the industry. Chloe is also outstanding as always, making this an ideal choice for those who like adult films with a plot. The DVD includes multiple angles so you can choose how to watch sex scenes, virtual reality technology, digital stereo sound, information about the Vivid girls, interactive menus, interactive phone sex, previews of other titles, footage of the AVN awards show, no regional coding, chapter search and more. Well done.

FREAK (Raw Interactive, 240 minutes) Jamie Gillis stars in this captivating film about a male abused by his father who grows up to have one degrading sexual encounter after another. Directed by Jon Dough, this features Gillis in his prime, and the film also stars Alexandra Silk, TT Boy, Katie Gold, Meka and Shawna Valentino. The DVD includes digital stereo sound, interactive rooms, dark room, previews of other titles, no regional coding, interactive menus, chapter search and more. Highly recommended to Gillis fans of both sexes and those into verbal humiliation.

HOUSTON 620, THE (Metro Inc., 240 minutes) This third title in the World's Biggest Gang Bang series is a guaranteed winner because variety is the spice of life and who can resist being curious about how one woman can please so many men in one day. Taking the new record for number of partners at once, Houston appears here along with Ron Jeremy, Misty Rain, and ten other actresses who are used as fluffers to arouse the men before it's their turn. The DVD offers a digitally remastered print of the film, no regional coding, Dolby Digital stereo sound, web site access and chapter search. There are a half dozen or so of these gang bang discs out and this is by far the most interesting one. While it may not appeal to those who seek plots, it will surely satisfy those who seek the unusual as well as those who like to see nonstop action and is highly recommended to anyone curious.

IMMORTAL DESIRE (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Sarah Jane Hamilton, Dyanna Lauren, PJ Sparxx, Alex Sanders and Serenity star in this highly unusual and very well done adult film directed by Phillip Christian. The plot involves a woman who is haunted by visions of sex acts that she cannot understand. Besides all of the sex she imagines, she keeps seeing a voodoo ritual being performed and it seems to be a key to understanding her confusing past. Definitely intended for couples and those who seek plots, this is one of the better adult films to hit DVD yet. The disc contains digital stereo sound, information about the Wave girls, interactive phone sex, interactive menus, previews of other titles, no regional coding, and Kobi's Virtual Reality segment. Highly recommended to those interested in a story line!

IN DEFENSE OF SAVANNAH: ON TRIAL PART ONE (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Deceased adult film star Savannah stars in this well-written script which was directed by Paul Thomas and also stars Christy Canyon, Jeanna Fine, Brit Morgan, Jon Dough and a rare acting performance by director Henri Pachard. The plot involves an obscenity trial and is definitely one of the better adult films I have ever seen. It won seven Adult Video News awards including Best Picture and is highly recommended to those who are interested in obscenity law, classic adult films with definite plots, and/or the cast. The DVD contains multiple screens of information about the Vivid girls, interactive phone sex, previews of other titles, no regional coding, Kobi's Virtual Reality section, digital stereo sound and chapter search. Inside the box is a paper catalog of other titles available, including more which star Savannah.

INSATIABLE (i-candy Entertainment, Inc.) One of the best adult films ever made hits DVD with a bang. Marilyn Chambers, John Holmes, Serena, Richard Pacheco and John Leslie star in this classic film which has a solid plot, great sex scenes and even a song sung by Marilyn herself. The disc features a top-notch transfer, as well as extras which include a commentary by Gloria Leonard, 5.1 Dolby audio, biographies, still photos, a challenging trivia game, trailers for other titles being released soon, no regional coding, parental lock, web site access and chapter search. In addition, if you click on Marilyn's nipples, there are hidden features as well offering access to still photo outtakes from the film. Released as a 20th anniversary edition disc, this is the first title from a company which is promising a wealth of other adult classics including many featuring Marilyn Chambers, John Holmes, Rhonda Jo Petty, Seka and Annette Haven. This is a superb first release and the quality and extras on it were far more than I expected. Highly recommended for anyone who likes plots, good acting, and classic adult fare. This will also appeal to anyone new to adult films who is not already a Marilyn Chambers fan or is unfamiliar with the days of big budget films that had rehearsals and used different set locations. Marilyn made very few films overall but was one of the top stars for her ability to get fully into her roles and enjoy her sex scenes with a passion few other actresses in the industry ever equaled. This is one of her finest films and was so successful it spawned a sequel. Don't miss out on this disc even if you have to special order it!

OTHER SIDE OF CHLOE, THE (Raw Interactive, 240 minutes) Chloe, Brittany O'Connell, Sean Michaels, Jon Dough, Tabitha Stevens, Randy West, Stephanie Swift, T.T. Boy, Heather Lee, and Dick Nasty star in this hot title. Chloe spends the bulk of the film playing with herself as she introduces sex scenes by other people that include interracial, anal sex and facial shots. She also does an exciting three-way of her own with Jon Dough and Stephanie Swift. The disc includes digital stereo sound, a dark room, interactive rooms, interactive menus, previews of other titles, no regional coding, and chapter search. Chloe fans won't want to miss this, and it's also recommended for others who enjoy nonstop action titles.

PANDORA PEEKS: A PEEK OF PANDORA (NuTech Digital, Inc., 30 minutes) This sampler disc offers a peek at both the hard and soft versions of A Peek of Pandora which stars Pandora Peeks, Rayveness and Envy. Also included is an interview with Asia Carrera, and trailers for four other titles which are Sex, Lies and the President, Coming To Beverly Hills, The Price of an Education and Sensual Experience. The disc includes interactive menus, DTS surround sound and 5.1 Dolby Digital audio, no regional coding, web site access and chapter search. This will interest fans of Asia Carrera, those who love big breasts (Pandora Peeks sports gigantic ones) and those curious about NuTech's titles but wanting to see previews before buying full length discs.

SHADES OF SEX 2 (Metro Inc., ToXXXic Entertainment) Directed by Greg Alves, this double-sided DVD contains an "all-facial, multi-racial sexfest." Starring Azlea, Champagne, Dee, India, Mia Smiles, Jake Steed, JJ Michaels, and Mark Anthony, this offers women of all colors having nonstop sex. The DVD includes a digitally remastered print of the film, preview trailers, photo gallery, no regional coding, Dolby Stereo Surround sound, interactive menus, web site access and chapter search. This will appeal to those bored by the traditional lily-white actresses as well as those interested in seeing newer faces.

SHUT UP AND BLOW ME VOLUME 2 (Digital Playground) Clearly designed for those who seek nonstop action, this title offers a total of 20 scenes each with oral cumshots. The actresses who appear here include Teri Starr, Heaven Leigh, Chloe Nicole, Inari Vachs, Mia and Randee Lee. The disc is well done and delivers what it promises for those who like seeing women swallow and get it all over their faces. The disc includes a digitally remastered print of the film, behind the scenes photos, 5.1 digital surround sound, a slide show, no regional coding, parental lock, and chapter search. Those with DVD players inside their computers can also use an included Strip Blackjack game. Highly recommended for those who enjoyed the first title in this series, as well as those who enjoy the work of any of the included actresses.

STARDUST 6 (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Brittany Andrews, Jenteal, Kobe Tai, Mike Horner and Steven St. Croix star in this sequel to Michael Zen's popular series. This time around the plot involves UFOs as well as adding Brittany Andrews to the cast. The DVD contains multiple angle technology, digital stereo sound, virtual reality technology, information on the many Vivid girls, previews of other Vivid films, interactive menus, interactive phone sex, no regional coding, footage of the AVN awards show, and chapter search. Inside the box are a paper poster of the Vivid girls as well as a paper catalog showing other titles available.

STRIPPER U.S.A. CHAMPIONSHIP (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Filmed at the Deja Vu Showgirls club in Las Vegas, this contains the best strippers from all of the Deja Vu clubs across the country competing against each other. If you enjoy watching striptease this will not disappoint, and it's full of women whose acts are quite different and whose costumes are excellent. The DVD also contains an interactive tour, fantasy rooms, digital stereo sound, dark room, preview of other titles, behind-the-scenes footage, no regional coding, chapter search and more.

TITMAN'S POOL PARTY 2 (Metro Inc., 120+ minutes) Picking up where the first volume left off, this was an outdoor shoot which features 21 girls as well as many top male stars. Attending and participating are Claudia Chase, Melanie Stone, Jill Kelly, Dee and Tabitha Stevens along with Ron Jeremy, Mark Davis, Vince Voyeur, T.T. Boy, Billy Glide and Alex Sanders. Directed by Greg Alves this features sex scenes on couches, in the pool, and interesting candid dialogue as people went about their day. It gives one a good feel of what being on an adult set is like, and presents humorous scenes such as people who have sex and then are introduced afterwards and shake each others hands. The disc offers a digitally remastered print of the film, interactive menus, preview trailers, photo gallery, no regional coding, web site access, digital stereo audio and chapter search. Highly recommended for those into water and outdoors sex, as well as those curious for a glimpse into how the industry works and how these people relate to each other off camera. This is also the perfect compliment to the first disc for those who already have that.

TWO HEARTS (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Raquel Darian, Kym Wilde, Ona Zee, Peter North and Gloria Leonard star in this modern day parable about a scientist, a tattoo, and the secret of life. Absolutely recommended for those who seek plots, this is a well done sensual film that should appeal to women viewers. The disc includes multiple screens of information about the Wave girls, digital stereo sound, interactive phone sex, previews of other titles, Kobi's virtual reality section, no regional coding and chapter search. Inside the box is a paper catalog of other Vivid titles available on DVD.

WHERE THE BOYS AREN'T 6 (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Amber Lynn, Christy Canyon, Janine, Julia Ann, Sindee Coxx and Sarah Jane Hamilton star in the sequel to this popular adult line. The films don't require that you have seen the other ones in the series, although they each build on each other nicely. The plot involves a former men's club, now controlled by women and presents an excuse to show lots of sex between the female stars with no male actors present. The DVD includes multiple angle technology so you can choose the angle you wish to view sex scenes from, digital stereo sound, Virtual Reality technology, information on the Vivid girls, previews of other titles, interactive phone sex, no regional coding, footage of the AVN awards show, chapter search and more. Inside the box are a paper poster of the Vivid girls and a paper catalog of other titles available. Highly recommended for the cast, assuming you are interested in girl/girl scenes.

WHERE THE BOYS AREN'T 11 (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Kobe Tai, Janine, Tia Bella, Jenteal, and Leslie Glass star in this sequel to the popular series of girl/girl action. This time around Janine creates a private club similar to the new wave clubs of Japan. However, instead of men hosting beautiful women, here the men are butched up women and all the sex scenes are female only. One does not need to have seen the previous titles in order to grasp or enjoy this and it's sure to delight fans of these actresses. The DVD includes multiple angle technology so you can choose how sex scenes are shown, Virtual Reality technology, information on the many Vivid girls, interactive menus, interactive phone sex, previews of other titles, no regional coding, digital stereo sound, footage of the AVN awards show, chapter search, and more. Inside the box are a paper poster of the Vivid girls and a paper catalog of other titles available. Well done.

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