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Studio: Vivid » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 5/16/04

XCritic's Advice: Skip It


Vivid Entertainment

Genre: Feature

Director: David Stanley

Cast: Savanna Samson, Chris Cannon, Anthony Hardwood, Cherokee, Tony Tedeschi, Ashley Blue

Length: 78.5 minutes

Date of Production: 10/16/2003 (box), 11/3/2003 (credits)

Extra's: The best extra for me was the 20 minute Behind the Scenes feature. It showed some sexual antics but also some of the goofing around that takes place on a set. The next best extra were the five bonus scenes, three with Savanna starring and the other two seemingly random picks from the Vivid archives. There was also two photogalleries, a mini-biography of Savanna, trailers, a double-sided DVD cover, and spam.

Condoms: Yes

Audio/Video Quality: The picture was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color. Most of the time, the grain and video noise were way out of hand and the lighting was often far too low (likely the cause of the problem). I've watched a lot of porn and I've seen worse but I expect better from Vivid (even when David Stanley is at the helm). The audio was presented in stereo English but I didn't hear much separation between the channels and the dynamic range wasn't particularly impressive.

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Body of Review: Vivid is known for making movies directed towards the couples market but even a single guy like me has been able to enjoy a number of their releases over the years. They have a stable of contract performers that are quite popular and a marketing machine to promote their movies like no others in the jizz bizz. One of their contract director's, David Stanley, makes a lot of movies and sometimes shows he actually has a bit of talent. Sadly, his latest release, Adore, was not one of his best efforts. The movie centered on a man, played by Chris Cannon, that loved, lost, and then loved again but always yearned for the first love of his life, played by Savanna Samson. The story elements of the movie were very weak and the sex seemed forced much of the time with some of the worst technical aspects I've seen from a Vivid release in a long time. If you're major fan of the performers, something that I can claim of two of the gals, read the following breakdown of the scenes:

Scene One: Savanna, the blonde lead on the front DVD cover, and Chris, had a scene on a couch with one another. He did some oral on her, she returned the favor and then they boned for a while in a couple of positions before he popped his tiny load onto her chest. I like her in most movies and she was pretty good here but most of the time, it seemed a weaker-than-average effort.

Scene Two: Savanna, back in action, took care of Anthony this time, on yet another couch. She started the oral action this time and then he did some oral on her feet before snacking on some clam chowder. They screwed with a bit more intensity than the first scene and he popped off on her face.

Scene Three: Cherokee, the busty brunette with a high-pitched voice, and Chris, had a scene in his apartment. She started the scene by oiling up his penis and coaxing it to an erect state before blowing him. She then climbed aboard his lap and rode him in a few positions before he pulled out and shot a better load onto her ass.

Scene Four: Savanna, looking better with each scene, took care of Tony on a couch. The editing was worse than the other scenes (an amazing feat) but the lighting was slightly better (not tough) so I can't complain. He ate her out and she blew him in return. They screwed both vaginally and anally (slow anal for the most part) and the scene faded into the next one.

Scene Five: Ashley, a cute brunette that was probably the youngest performer of the movie, began by snuggling with Chris in bed and then blowing him. She took off her panties and rode him with some energy for a while in a couple positions. He popped on her stomach when he was done and it was a pretty decent scene. Frankly, it was the best scene of the movie and I'm very partial to Cherokee and Savanna so that says something.

Summary: I can't honestly give this one anything better than a rating of Skip It due in large part to the lack of sexual heat and energy, but also due to the poor production values. The performers have done far better and you'd do well to look elsewhere for their works rather than suffer through this one.

Note: You can see recent candid shots of several of these performers by visiting: My Photo's and read about their antics at 2004 AEE Show.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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