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GRAY AREAS MAGAZINE ADULT DVD REVIEWS NOVEMBER 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" VERSUS 18" (Gentlemen's Video) Tony Duncan, Bridget Powerz, Chocolate and Millenium star in this title you won't quickly forget. Featuring an unforgettable opening scene between the actor with the largest organ (18 inches) in adult film history and a very consenting midget who comes up to his knees, this will definitely hold your interest from beginning to end. The credit even have outtakes from the shoot and the disc also includes a slide show, interactive main menu, and chapter search. Highly recommended for those interested in the unusual and who look for something unique to show to their friends.

COMEBACK (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Christy Canyon, Jenteal, Asia Carrera, Shelby Stevens, Christa Rain, Dallas, Michael J. Cox, Ian Daniels, Steven St. Croix and TT Boy star in this superb adult film which was Christy Canyon's comeback release after a two year absence from the adult industry. Directed by Paul Thomas, the plot concerns the making of an adult film and clearly stars a terrific assortment of actors. The DVD contains multiple screens of information about the Wave girls, interactive phone sex, Kobe's Virtual Reality segment, no regional coding, digital stereo sound, previews of other titles, and chapter search. A must for Christy Canyon fans, this highly recommended comedy will appeal to anyone who likes the other stars as well, or who enjoys adult films with a plot.

COMIX, THE (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Janine, Jill Kelly, Missy, Madelyn Knight, Ian Daniels, Steven St. Croix and Vince Voyeur star in this Austin Ellison film about an egomaniac cartoonist who has one of his characters come to life. Sure to delight Janine and Jill Kelly's many fans, this will appeal to those who enjoy plots, cartoons and/or seeing people who get what they deserve. The DVD contains multiple angle technology, digital stereo sound, Virtual Reality technology, interactive menus, interactive phone sex, previews of other titles available, no regional coding, footage of the AVN awards show, and chapter search. Inside the box are a paper poster of the Vivid girls and a paper catalog of other titles available. Now that Janine has announced her retirement from the industry, this is your chance to own one of her last films. Highly recommended.

DEBBIE DOES DALLAS (NuTech Digital, Inc.) Bambi Woods, Robyn Byrd, Misty Winter and Pat Allure star in this 70s classic which has been digitally remastered for DVD. Filmed back when films had plots, this focuses on a girl who wants to join the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleading team but lacks the cash to get there. Her friends pitch in to help her earn the money and soon realize they can earn easy cash providing sexual services for their bosses. Robyn Byrd went on to run a successful cable TV show in New York City which interviews adult personalities, and Bambi Woods retired from the industry after making this film until she was coaxed back years later for a sequel. The DVD contains no extras, but it hardly needs them, and it remains one of my favorite adult films of all time. Highly recommended to those who like cheerleaders, 70s classics, and/or films with good plots.

DREAMOTICA (NuTech Digital, Inc.) Jordan Forbes directed this film about daydreams, which stars Shanna McCullough, Darcie Innosense, Alyssa Love, Ian Daniels, Dick Nasty, and Dave Hardman. The plot involves a woman who watches soap operas and fantasizes about a hardcore storyline involving her favorite show. Full of nasty scenes, a memorable dream sequence, and a plot likely to appeal to women viewers, this has a good mix of well known people and newcomers. The DVD contains DTS Digital Surround sound, Dolby Digital Surround sound, a digitally remastered print of the film, interactive menus, slide show, star biographies, web site access, no regional coding, previews of other available titles, and chapter search. Well done.

DYANNA PRESENTS VIVID'S VIRTUAL VIXENS (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) This groundbreaking adult title, the first in a new series directed by Dyanna Lauren, features a fully interactive DVD with multiple angles, multiple positions, picture in picture and allows you to select the girl you wish to watch, the environment you wish her placed in, the sexual position she will perform in and the angle of the action. Clearly a title you can't go wrong with, and definitely one you can use to show off to your friends. This offers a montage of sex scenes, photo gallery, bloopers and outtakes, interactive bonus rooms, digital stereo sound, no regional coding, and chapter search. Inside the box are a paper poster of the Vivid girls and a paper catalog of other available titles. Highly recommended for those interested in state-of-the-art adult entertainment.

EROTIC VOGUE (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Lisa Comshaw, Samantha Caige, Alexis Taylor, Dominique Piazza, Kristen and Michelle Stacy star in this fascinating mature title which focuses on flashing and exhibitionism. Included are scenes filmed in San Francisco's financial district and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Since disrobing in public is illegal, this risky title will appeal to those interested in the unusual and in watching girls strip and flash where one does not normally expect to see nudity. The DVD contains digital stereo sound, fantasy rooms, dark room, interactive tour, information center, previews of other titles available, no regional coding, behind-the-scenes footage and chapter search. Highly recommended.

FACE DANCE PART 1 (Evil Angel Video) This big budget film is so intense it's actually delivered in two parts on two separate discs. Including 12 girls such as Tiffany Million, Tina Tyler, Brittany O'Connell, Tiffany Mynx, and Cody O'Conner, as well as Rocco Siffredi, John Stagliano (who also wrote, produced and directed this), Joey Silvera, Nick East, Tom Byron and Steve Drake, this offers a memorable orgy scene involving nine people. The plot involves a man named Dario who comes to America to star in a Hollywood film and there are many anal scenes as well as superb performances by everyone who appears here. This won AVN's Best Film award for 1992, and also nabbed awards for Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Group Sex Scene. The DVD contains a full linear transfer, fetish menu so you can go directly to scenes that interest you most, photo gallery, star biography, no regional coding and chapter search. This is highly recommended as is the second part reviewed below. Whether your main interest is hard action, good plots or great acting, this has it all.

FACE DANCE PART II (Evil Angel Video, 120+ minutes) Tiffany Million. Brittany O'Connell, Tina Tyler, Rocco Siffredi, Tom Byron and John Stagliano star in this continuation of the above title which was written, produced and directed by John Stagliano. One of the only adult titles worthy of having you sit through so long a film, this stars the same people as the disc above and builds on what you have already seen. A classic title, this also won XRCO awards in 1992 for Best Anal Scene and Best Group Scene. Highly recommended.

ILLICIT ENTRY (Wave Interactive, 240 minutes) Nikki Tyler, Sindee Coxxx, Monique DeMoan, Missy, Vince Voyeur, Bobby Vitale and Steven St. Croix star in this film about a cat burglar who has decided to go legit. However, upon being released from jail she learns her boyfriend intends for her to perform another job. Definitely not an easy heist, he is interested in an uncut diamond that may or may not be in the vault of Myers and Sons. Will she agree to do it, and if so will there be a diamond there worthy of the risk? The DVD contains digital stereo sound, no regional coding, interactive phone sex, multiple screens of information about the Wave girls, previews of other titles, Kobe's virtual reality segment, and chapter search. This is ideal for those who enjoy plots, as well as those who like any of the actors. Well done.

INFIDELITY (Metro Inc.) Misty Rain, Nina Hartley, Chloe, and Taylor Moore star in this film about a college graduate whose parents throw a party which he is expected to attend. He meets a woman there who comes on to him and begins a satisfying affair with her. Then his parents start to pressure him to marry the woman's daughter instead and it seems there is an estate worth $50 million dollars at stake. Will he choose the mother, the daughter, or neither of them? The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, Dolby Digital Stereo sound, multi angle technology, photo gallery, previews of other titles, no regional coding, star biographies, interactive menus, chapter search, and web site access. This offers six sex scenes with some top names, a plot for those who crave one and the usual high quality associated with Cal Vista Pictures and Metro titles. Well done.

INTERVIEW WITH AN 18" (Gentlemen's Video, 75 minutes) C.J. Bennett, Barrett Moore, Ariel Cassidene, Tony T and Tony Eveready star in this film about a man who has an 18 inch penis. Under the pretense of interviewing him, a female gets him to show it to her and gets the chance to have sex with him. In the second segment, the film's director, Henri Pachard, coaches the girl before the scene starts and rare insight is given to the viewer on how these films are made. Fans of Pachard won't want to miss this scene. The third scene is a three-way with a woman who gives superb oral. There's really not much plot here, or much interviewing, and Pachard has done much better work overall, but it still works and holds your interest in part due to the fact it's done as vignettes. The DVD contains an interactive main menu, slide show and chapter search. Highly recommended to fans of interracial scenes and unique titles.

JAIL BABES VOLUME 1 (NuTech Digital, Inc.) From Hustler publisher Larry Flynt comes this provocative new series that interviews women who have served time and then shows them performing sexual acts. Featuring six girls and segments, this stars Lana who was convicted of prostitution, Paige who served time for narcotics possession, Katrina who operated a massage parlor, Kattina who was convicted for burglary, Marti who was involved in a bank robbery and Chilli who was guilty of narcotic sales. There are also appearances by Ron Jeremy, Jack Hammer, Coral Sands and Shelby Myne. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, Dolby Stereo Surround sound, interactive menus, slide show, trailers of other films available, web site access, no regional coding and chapter search. Highly recommended for those interested in crime, sex by amateurs instead of the same old top stars, and/or unique titles.

JAIL BABES VOLUME 2 (NuTech Digital, Inc.) In this second volume of the successful series, Ron Jeremy, Dave Hardman, Jack Hammer and Petra star along with five women who were convicted of various crimes and served time. Included are segments with Ginger Nixxx (narcotics), Goldie (counterfeiting), Gypsy (drug smuggling), Sparky (armed robbery) and Angela (grand theft auto). The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, Dolby Stereo Surround sound, interactive menus, no regional coding, slide show, web site access, previews of other titles available, and chapter search. This is highly recommended for anyone who has seen and enjoyed other volumes in the series and/or who is curious about female criminals, amateur sex and unique titles.

JENTEAL LOVES ROCCO (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Jenteal, Rocco Siffredi, Christi Lake, Jeanna Fine, and Mark Davis star in this older title directed by Toni English which has finally made its way to DVD. The plot involves a high priced gigolo and call girl who meet when they are both hired by a wealthy couple. The couple report a piece of jewelry as missing and Rocco gets framed. Jenteal can save him but he has to find her before the authorities find him. The DVD contains multiple angle technology, Virtual Reality technology, multiple screens of information about the Vivid girls, digital stereo sound, no regional coding, interactive phone sex, previews of other titles, interactive menus, footage of the AVN awards show and chapter search. Inside the box are a paper poster of the Vivid girls and a paper catalog of other titles available. Highly recommended.

JOEY SILVERA'S ROGUE ADVENTURES #1: THE BIG-ASS SHE-MALE ADVENTURE (Evil Angel Video, 120+ minutes) Filmed in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, this intriguing disc is the first in a series. Starring Roberta, Fabiola, Christiane, Camilla, and Dayane, this won AVN's 1999 Best Transsexual Video award. It is quite apparent from just the box cover that these men can pass pretty easily for being female. One is described as being "92% female, 8" male." This flys off of store shelves due to the curiousity factor and has spawned several sequels. The DVD includes a full linear transfer, no regional coding, fetish menu so you can go directly to the type of action that interests you most, and chapter search. Highly recommended to those who collect the unusual, those interested in transsexuals and/or to those curious about the sex involved.

L.A. SWIMSTYLES (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Stephanie Hudson, Ajania, Holly Spencer, Amy Rochelle, Tamara Landry and Lauren Ryan star in this Player title featuring six models who try on and remove multiple bikinis and bathing suits. The DVD also includes digital stereo sound, no regional coding, interactive tour, fantasy rooms, dark room, information center, previews of other titles, behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes, and chapter search.

MALIBU HARDBODIES (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Julie Strain, Lori Jo Hendrix, Heidi Lynne Staley, Amy Rochelle Weiss, Leigh Betchley, and Isabel Price star in this workout disc where you just have to sit back and watch. Full of hard bodies, skimpy bikinis and beautiful women (several of whom are former centerfolds and models), this title was so popular it spawned a sequel. The DVD contains an interactive tour, fantasy rooms, digital stereo sound, dark room, previews of other titles, behind-the-scenes outtakes footage, no regional coding, information center and chapter search. If you enjoy watching women work out, this is ideal for you.

MALIBU HARDBODIES 2 (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Kelly Cook, June Jodi, Tamara Carrera, Christy Sandoval, and Tinna star in this sequel from Player in which beautiful, tanned California babes exercise for you in the nude. The DVD contains digital stereo sound, fantasy rooms, dark room, previews of other titles, behind-the-scenes footage, no regional coding, information center, interactive tour and chapter search. If you enjoyed the first disc this one is a must, and if you enjoy watching women exercise it will not disappoint.

MAUI WAUI (NuTech Digital, Inc.) Tabitha Stevens, Farrah, Chase Manhatten, Dawn Burning, Nico Treasures, Shawn Ricks, and Alic Metro star in this beach film which offers warm sun, nice waves, hot sand, and two campers who can't wait to romp on a blanket. A hiker passes by and then joins in as well. The DVD contains a digitally remastered print of the film, DTS Digital Surround sound, Dolby Surround stereo sound, interactive menus, slide show, star bios, previews of other titles, no regional coding, web site access, interactive menus and chapter search.

MEN IN FUCK (NuTech Digital, Inc.) Featuring a box that is designed to spoof the Hollywood film Men In Black, this stars Gabrielle Bond, Frank Gun, Mike Foster and seven other females. Featuring a plot involving spies, and a budget big enough for outdoor shots and some special effects, this will appeal to those who enjoy spy films and/or new girls. The DVD includes a digitally remastered print of the film, Dolby Stereo Surround sound, interactive menus, slide show, no regional coding, previews of other titles available, web site access and chapter search.

MILA SQUIRTS IN LAS VEGAS (Gentlemen's Video) Mila, Pandora, Allison Kilgore, Monique, Mad Jack and Sam Elliot star in this film which focuses on an adult star who is famous for her squirting sequences. Mila performs solo with a large dildo which she insets into both openings at the same time, as well as doing anal and vaginal scenes and talking nasty both nonstop. The DVD contains a slide show, interactive main menu and chapter search. This is a must for Mila and squirting fans as well as those who enjoy watching women utter streams of curse words.

NURSE, THE (Digital Playground) Farrah, Shanna McCullough, Randi Storm, Johnni Black, Missy and Bobbi Bare star in this film sure to delight those who love women in nurse uniforms. Set in a hospital called St. Vagil, the plot concerns a new manager interested solely in profit. He replaces the head surgeon with a sex change specialist, and this humorous film is full of sponge baths, anal scenes, gynecological exams and accomidating nurses. The DVD was originally shot on Betacam and has been digitally remastered for DVD. It offers 5.1 digital surround sound, slide show, behind-the-scenes photos, parental lock, no regional coding and chapter search. Those with DVD players inside their computers can also enjoy a Strip Blackjack game.

RAW ADVENTURES (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Malasia Williams, Tara Deane, Melinda Armstrong, Terri Marcelle, and Rachel Dane star in this mature title featuring beautiful women which was filmed outdoors in Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California. Full of bikinis, beach scenes, and backdrops of deserts and forests, this will appeal to those who enjoy seeing beautiful women disrobe, sunbathe and enjoy nature. The DVD contains an interactive tour, digital stereo sound, no regional coding, dark room, fantasy rooms, information center, previews of other titles, behind-the-scenes and outtakes footage, interactive tour and chapter search.

ROCCO NEVER DIES 1 (Evil Angel Video, 136 minutes) Featuring a cast of 50 performers, this action adventure title stars Rocco Siffredi, Ursula, Nikki Anderson, Mike Foster and many newcomers and unknown actors as well as some non-sex roles. The plot involves an action hero in the style of Rambo who fights terrorists. Offering a large budget, and well developed plot, this has a definite storyline, guns, war scenes, and footage filmed in over 40 locations all over Europe. There are lots of explosions, as a crew of 12 pyrotechnic experts was assembled, and almost all of the scenes are anal segments. Very well shot, and thought out, this is a must for both those who love plots and those who love hard action. This title won AVN's 1999 Best Director Award for a Foreign Release. The DVD contains a full linear transfer, behind-the-scenes footage, no regional coding, foreign subtitles, star biography, special fetish menu allowing you to choose the types of scenes you are most interested in and jump right to them, and chapter search. Highly recommended as a great example of how adult films can be very professionally made, and how the action genre can be combined with hardcore footage.

SADIE DOES LAS VEGAS (Digital Playground) Sadie Sexton, Anna Malle, Rebecca Wild, Davia Ardell, Caroline Pierce, Blari Segal, Criston Todd, Seth Gecko and Meckey Ray star in this action film. Promoting Sadie and other newcomers, with little plot, this focuses on Sadie who is an attractive blonde and she certainly performs well enough to hold your interest. 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. Those with DVD players inside their computers can also play a Strip Blackjack game included on the disc. Well done.

SAVAGE HEAT (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Lisa Falcone, Marie Webster, Annalee Tarr, Sara Brown and Tina Rider star in this mature title featuring six models who strip for you, and exhibit their bodies and their passion for the camera. The DVD contains digital stereo sound, dark room, previews of other titles, no regional coding, fantasy rooms, interactive tour, information center, behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes, and chapter search. Ideal for those who like to be teased rather than watch hardcore.

SEX SECRETS OF A MISTRESS (Vivid Interactive, 240 minutes) Christy Canyon, Lana Sands, Jill Kelly, Mark Davis and Vince Voyeur star in this film about an executive with both a wife and a mistress. From the new directional team of Armstrong and Steel, this explores the attraction of adultery and the risks involved. The DVD contains multiple angle technology, digital stereo sound, Virtual Reality technology, information on the Vivid girls, interactive phone sex, interactive menus, previews of other titles, footage of 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 on DVD. This will delight Christy Canyon and Jill Kelly's many fans as well as those who seek adult films with plots. Well done.

SIZE MATTERS #3 (Metro Inc.) Greg Alves directed the third installment of this hard action series. Featuring Deja Blew, Wendi Knight, Inari, Dee, and Mazzy Paige, this double-sided disc contains a digitally remastered print of the film, stereo digital audio, photo gallery, previews of other titles, no regional coding, interactive menus, chapter search, and web site access. This will appeal to those who have enjoyed the previous two titles in this series, fans of Greg Alves, those interested in newcomers and lesser known actresses, and/or those looking for nonstop action without a plot that gets in the way.

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