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GRAY AREAS MAGAZINE ADULT DVD REVIEWS OCTOBER 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.

18 INCH CLUB (Gentlemen's Video) Christgen Wolf, Mila, Phyllisha Anne and Big T star in this memorable film where the male star is endowed with 18 inches. I am not sure if Big T has appeared in other films or not, but you would certainly know if you had seen him before. Big T is several inches larger than John Holmes, and Holmes was a top male star in adult films mostly because of his large penis. This is definitely a disc to impress your friends with and one that will get pulled out to show people more than most you own. The DVD contains a slide show, interactive menu and chapter search. Highly recommended for those curious as to whether size does matter.

ALLEY CATS (Raw Interactive, 240 minutes) Tracy Love, Jill Kelly, Davia, Kitty Monroe, Steven St. Croix, Vince Voyeur and Mike Horner star in this film about a woman who needs cash and turns to prostitution in order to earn it. The DVD features digital stereo sound, interactive menus, interactive rooms, previews of other titles, no regional coding, dark room, chapter search and more.

BACK ON THE PROWL 1 (Raw Interactive, 240 minutes) In the first episode of this superb and original series, Jamie Gillis takes five beautiful girls into an adult bookstore and finds five males who are total strangers who agree to be in a movie instead of going into a stall and merely watching one. Those appearing include Sunny, Alise, Chriscilla, Wildcat and Kali, Triggerman, John, Joe, Jal and Gilberto. The concept is fascinating and certainly holds your interest. This is far different from highly scripted porn sets with the same old faces and will appeal to anyone interested in the unusual and/or who has ever fantasized being in one of these films himself. The DVD contains digital stereo sound, interactive rooms, dark room, previews of other titles, no regional coding, interactive menus, and chapter search. Highly recommended to fans of adult bookstores, Gillis himself, amateur titles and/or realistic sex scenes.

BACK ON THE PROWL 2 (Raw Interactive, 240 minutes) Jamie Gillis conceived, produced and directed this adult series. In this encore performance, which does not require having seen the previous film, Gillis takes beautiful girls into an adult bookstore and films five actual customers being able to do whatever they like with them on camera. Performers and participants include Bobbi Bliss, Wildcat, Kiki, Becca, Joelani, Joe College, and Chuck. The DVD includes interactive rooms, no regional coding, digital stereo sound, previews of other titles, dark room, interactive menus, and chapter search. Quite different from other, staged adult films, this is a unique series which offers real, spontaneous sex, involving people not part of the adult film business, and it definitely holds your interest from beginning to end. This is highly recommended to those looking for an action film that offers something a bit different, Gillis' many fans, and/or those who have ever fantasized about being offered a role in an adult film.

BLONDE SQUIRT, THE (Gentlemen's Video) Tabitha Stevens, Charmane Star and James Bonn star in this film about a bisexual woman who squirts when she has an orgasm. You'll find yourself playing this unique film more than once as you and your friends argue about what exactly is being squirted. Either way, Stevens is attractive enough to hold your interest. The camera loves her and she comes across well no matter who she is paired with. The DVD contains a slide show, interactive menus, and chapter search. Well done.

COMING TO BEVERLY HILLS (NuTech Digital, Inc.) Nikita, Vicca, Christina St. James, Dee, Vince Voyeur, Alex Sanders and Michael J. Cox star in this film which explores the high society residents of Beverly Hills. A young Russian girl is sent to stay in the Beverly Hills home of her father's childhood friend. During her time there she observes everyone in the family having sex with multiple partners and she concludes that high society involves hot, frequent sex. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, 5.1 Dolby Digital audio as well as DTS Digital Surround sound, slide show, interactive menus, previews of other titles, no regional coding, web access, star biographies, and chapter search. This is highly recommended to couples interested in a plot, those who love blonde actresses and those with stereo systems capable of enjoying DTS sound. Well done.

DEVIL'S BLACKJACK (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Devon, Cricket, Raylene, Melody Love, Ian Daniels and Bobby Vitale star in this Mark Stone film about a excursion into gambling in which the losers wind up in eternal damnation. Devon deals, Cricket and Raylene do anal scenes and viewers who enjoy the backdrop of a plot will be entertained. The DVD includes multiple angle technology, digital stereo sound, information about the Vivid contract girls, interactive phone sex, interactive menus, no regional coding, previews of other titles, footage of the AVN awards show, and chapter search. Inside the box are a poster of the Vivid girls as well as a paper catalog of other titles available on DVD.

DYANNA PRESENTS INTERACTIVE SEX SPLASH (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) This fully interactive DVD, directed and hosted by Dyanna Lauren, allows you to select the girl you wish to watch, the sexual position you see her perform in, and the angle of the action. Offering the ability to see picture in picture, as well as the environment the girls appear in, this takes adult DVD to new heights. Included are a montage of sex scenes, photo gallery, digital stereo sound, interactive rooms, interactive menus, bloopers and outtakes, previews of other titles, no regional coding, and chapter search. Inside the box is a paper poster of the Vivid girls and a paper catalog of other titles available. This is recommended to those who enjoy getting straight to the sex scenes in adult films, those who are curious to see the same girl in multiple scenarios, and those curious to see how advanced adult DVDs have become.

EXTREME CLOSEUP: TAYLOR (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) This superb series continues with a focus on adult film star Taylor Hayes. Hayes is more articulate and vivacious than many of her peers and is a delight to listen to as she describes her career. Other stars appearing here include Lexus, Jenny MacArthur, Halli Aston, Bobby Vitale and Ian Daniels. The DVD contains multiple angle technology so you can choose your view of the sex scenes, virtual reality technology, digital stereo sound, interactive menus, information on the Vivid girls, interactive phone sex, previews of other titles, no regional coding, footage of the AVN awards and chapter search. Inside the box is a paper poster of the Vivid girls and a paper catalog of other Vivid titles available on DVD. I have enjoyed every episode of this entire series but this is one of the better titles to start with if you have yet to purchase these. Well done.

FALLEN ANGEL II: DESCENDING (Atomic Video) Kyle Brandon, Alex Stone, Dean Coulter, Daman Page, Josh Perez and Steve Cannon star in this gay male disc which features nonstop action. The DVD has been digitally remastered, offers 5.1 Digital Surround sound, slide show, behind-the-scenes photos, parental lock, no regional coding and chapter search. This is one of the few gay titles available on DVD so far. It's well done and held my interest.

GIRLS OF SUNSET STRIP, THE (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Tonya Poole, Monique Parent, Maria Faillace and Christy Nelson star in this mature rated title which offers lots of nudity for those who prefer that to watching hardcore. Playboy video star Monique Parent and covermodel Tonya Poole will delight those who enjoy beautiful faces and/or nude females posed with motorcycles. The DVD includes digital stereo sound, fantasy rooms, behind-the-scenes footage/outtakes, previews of other titles, no regional coding, dark room, interactive tour, interactive menus and chapter search.

GLASS CAGE (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Kobe Tai, Inari Vachs, Sindee Coxx, Chastity, Rick Masters, Vince Voyeur, Mark Davis and Dave Hardman star in this captivating film about a lucrative financial bet in which a man attempts to live in a glass cage for an entire year without developing an erection even though he will be taunted nonstop by beautiful women to try to make him lose the bet. This features an amusing premise, great casting and will appeal to those who enjoy plots and/or any of the people featured. The DVD includes multiple angle technology, virtual reality technology, interactive phone sex, digital stereo sound, information about the Vivid contract girls, previews of other titles, no regional coding, interactive menus, footage of the AVN awards show and chapter search. Well done.

JAIL BABES VOLUME 3 (NuTech Digital, Inc.) This fascinating series is presented by Larry Flynt and offers women who have served time in jail or prison the chance to tell their stories and have sex on camera for money and the chance to expose themselves and/or clear the air about their cases. This episode stars five women (Angel, Sweda, Billy Jo, Themis, G. Mann) whose crimes involve narcotics, drug peddling, drunk driving, burglary, auto theft and fraud. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, Dolby Stereo Surround sound, interactive menus, slide show, previews of other titles, no regional coding, web site access, and chapter search. This gives new meaning to the idea of plots in adult films and will provide a lot of food for thought as well as the chance to see new women who perform with less staged moves than the average star does. Highly recommended.

L.A. WOMAN (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Sunny Woods, Tami Monroe, Debbie Colombo, Monique, and Gabrielle star in this mature rated title which features six models who pose in sexy lingerie for you. The DVD features digital stereo sound, fantasy rooms, interactive tour, interactive menus, dark room, no regional coding, previews of other titles, behind-the-scenes footage, information center, chapter search and more. This will delight those who would rather use their imaginations than view explicit hardcore sex scenes.

LINGERIE DREAMS (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Ajania, Trisha Lannie, Fawna, Hollywood, Shannon Wright, and Barbara Braizelle star in this parade of lingerie for men who seeking nudity over hardcore. Full of beautiful women in teddys, garter belts, matching corsets and stockings, gloves and boas, this offers lots of women posing for, and teasing, you. The DVD also includes fantasy rooms, digital stereo sound, dark room, interactive tour, previews of other titles, behind-the-scenes footage, no regional coding, an information center and chapter search. This is extremely well done and will delight anyone who enjoys looking at lingerie.

LIPS, LEGS & LINGERIE (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) This softcore title stars Lorissa McComas, Tamara C. Cane, Lisa Monroe, and Landon Hall and focuses on women's legs. It will appeal to those who enjoy flirtation and suggestion more than watching actual hardcore sex scenes. Full of women undressing and posing for you, this has lots of silk stockings, long tanned legs, tight skirts, and pouting lips. The DVD features digital stereo sound, fantasy rooms, dark room, interactive menus, behind-the-scenes footage, no regional coding, previews of other titles and more.

ON THE STREET (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Devon, Chloe, Jeanna Fine, Inari Vachs, Candy Vegas, and Jewel Valmont star in this film about some streetwise females who have gone from petty crime and prostitution to suddenly having half a million dollars in cash. As Bob Dylan sang, "Money doesn't talk, it swears," but the more things change the more it's clear the girls are alley cats at heart. The DVD includes multiple angle technology, virtual reality technology, digital stereo sound, interactive phone sex, information about the Vivid girls, previews of other titles, no regional coding, interactive menus, footage of the AVN awards show, and chapter search. This well done film will surely appeal to those who enjoy plots, and Devon and Chloe's many fans.

RAQUEL RELEASED (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Raquel Darien, Bianca Trump, Jon Dough, Trixie Tyler and Derrick Lane star in this Paul Thomas film. It's about a woman who is being followed everywhere she goes and seems to have no idea that it is happening. The DVD contains multiple screens of information about the Wave girls, digital stereo sound, interactive phone sex, interactive menus, previews of other titles, Kobi's Virtual Reality segment, no regional coding, and chapter search. Raquel is under a new contract with Vivid and this is the first film she has made as part of the deal. This will appeal to her many fans as well as those who enjoy Bianca Trump's work. Well done.

REBEL DEB (Raw Interactive, 240 minutes) Brittany Andrews, Jill Kelly, Missy, Nici Sterling and Anna Malle star in this film about a debutante who develops a sexual appetite when puberty hits. The disc includes digital stereo sound, interactive rooms, interactive menus, dark room, previews of other titles, no regional coding, and more. This is one of Brittany's best performances and will appeal to fans of hers and/or those who like classy erotica.

SENSUAL EXPERIENCE (NuTech Digital, Inc.) Asia Carrera, Vince Voyeur, Michael J. Cox, Requel Devine and Heather Hor'nay star in this erotic film about two newlyweds who move into a house where the wife encounters ghosts who have sex in front of her. Her husband does not believe her until he hires a psychic investigator who assures him they are real and should be kept around. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, DTS Digital Surround sound, Dolby Digital audio, slide show, interview with Asia, trailers of other titles available, web link, no regional coding, interactive menus, and chapter search. This will appeal to those who enjoy plots, those interested in ghosts, Asia's many fans and anyone who has a stereo system capable of playing DTS titles.

SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Janine, Veronica, Sharon Kane, Alexandra Silk, Heaven Leigh and Michael J. Cox star in this epic production which is surely one of the finest adult films ever made. The plot explores the seven deadly sins of lust, envy, anger, greed, gluttony, pride and sloth. Costing between five and ten times the price of the average adult film to shoot, this delivers Janine's best acting role to date and offers superb use of costumes, script, and photography. There is lots of sex here as well, from bizarre sex and freak shows necessary to portray sin to the usual three-ways and anal scenes found in almost every film these days. This is highly recommended as one of the best titles of the year with something for everyone no matter what you seek in an adult film. The DVD includes multiple angle technology so you can choose how to best view the sex scenes, digital stereo sound, virtual reality technology, information on the many Vivid girls, interactive menus, interactive phone sex, previews of other titles, no regional coding, footage of the AVN awards show, and chapter search. Inside the box there is a paper poster of the Vivid girls as well as a paper catalog of other titles available on DVD. Don't miss this title if you are a fan of adult films or are simply looking for a good one to introduce you to the genre.

SEX, LIES AND THE PRESIDENT (NuTech Digital, Inc.) Jonathan Morgan, Felicia, Tina Tyler, Taylor Moore, Tom Byron, Ian Daniels and Vince Voyeur star in this timely farce about government. The plot involves the President of a country called Silverland who is being set up by his female interns. After a sex scandal about him breaks out he moves his family and key staff into a mansion he believes is secure. Alas the interns on his staff are plotting to create an even bigger scandal that will totally ruin him. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, DTS Digital Surround sound as well as 5.1 Dolby Digital audio, slide show, 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, interactive menus, star biographies, previews of other titles, web link, no regional coding and chapter search. Ideal for those who enjoy plots, as well as those who enjoy outtakes, this is a highly recommended title which will not disappoint.

TAPED COLLEGE CONFESSIONS (Digital Playground) Anita Cannibal, Kelsey Heart, Azlea Antistia, Brandon Iron, Chris Cannon, Kelly and Babs star in this film presented by Anthony and Mitchell Spinelli. The stars tell college tales about sexual episodes in their past and are then recognizable as "nasty, filthy, slutty college whores." If you long to see girls like that performing, this film should do the trick. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, 5.1 Digital Surround sound, slide show, behind-the-scenes photos, no regional coding, parental lock and chapter search. If you have a DVD player inside your PC, there is also a Strip Blackjack game included which you can play.

WET DREAMS 2 (Digital Playground, Inc., 120 minutes) Shayla Laveaux, Roxanne Hall, Laura Palmer, Olivia Del Rio and Coralie star in this nonstop action film which was produced and directed by Jon Yuma. Offering lots of oral and anal scenes, this also includes bonus behind-the-scenes footage. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, 5.1 Digital Surround sound, slide show, no regional coding, parental lock, and chapter search. There is a Strip Blackjack game included too for those who have DVD players in their computers.

WISHBONE (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Jenteal, Roxanne Hall, Melissa Hill, Rebecca Lord, April, Gina Share, Jon Dough, Bobby Vitale and Steven St. Croix star in this Michael Zen film about two roommates who eat a chicken dinner and make wishes using the wishbone. The thin plot works well as the girls have a series of erotic encounters. This film should appeal to couples and those looking for a story line. The DVD contains digital stereo sound, multiple screens of information about the Wave girls, interactive phone sex, previews of other titles, Kobi's virtual reality option, no regional coding, interactive menus and chapter search. Well done.

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