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Scene Study

Studio: Vivid » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 5/30/04

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Scene Study

Vivid Entertainment

Genre: Feature

Director: Bo Edwards (AKA: Paul Thomas)

Cast: Tawny Roberts, Evan Stone, Savanna Samson, Tony Tedeschi, Kurt Lockwood, Alana Evans, Dana Vespoli, Damien Childs, Shy Love

Length: 85.5 minutes

Date of Production: 10/26/2003

Extra's: The best extra would be the five bonus scenes cultivated from earlier Vivid releases. Three of them starred Savanna and the other two were older, without her in them. I also liked the 15.5 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by Victoria Woodhill since it included some sex footage as well as bloopers when the cast screwed up their lines and such. There were also the other Vivid standards like a mini-biography for Savanna, trailers, a double-sided DVD cover, two photogalleries, a positions room and spam.

Condoms: Yes

Audio/Video Quality: The picture was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color, as expected from Vivid. My biggest complaint from them these days is with their lighting since that weakens the picture a whole lot; adding grain, video noise, and other problems, as is the case here. The soft focus and shadows didn't help either but at least I didn't see any compression artifacts. The audio was presented in the usual stereo English but had all the limitations of a Vivid release too; including minimal channel separation and poor dynamic range.

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Body of Review: Savanna Samson is one of my favorite Vivid contract performers these days. It isn't because she will do anal so much as her curvy body and attractive face combined with the energy levels she usually provides in her scenes. Some of the time though, she gets stuck in a movie that should've been better and that was the case with Scene Study, a movie about making a porn movie. If you like the cast as much as I do, you'll want to check this one out but it had so many technical issues that you'll want to weigh the costs versus the benefits before shelling out your dough. Here's a breakdown of the scenes by cast if you're still interested:

Scene One: Tawny, the blonde hotty that has been in the industry for quite some time now, and the mighty Evan, had a scene on what amounted to a casting couch. He went down on her and she seemed to enjoy the tongue-play a lot, at least enough to suck his dick with plenty of energy. Using her hand and spit, she aggressively went at it like she was getting a bonus for doing so. They screwed in a couple of positions but it was almost anti-climatic since she didn't look to be able to handle him very well this time. It ended when he popped his large load on her ass by jerking off.

Scene Two: Savanna, the lead gal of the movie (and a mighty hot blonde), had a scene with Tony on a small table in a poorly lit room. She stripped for him and he ate her out as a reward. The photography was not complimentary to this usually good-looking babe and even when he was slamming it home inside her, she looked washed out. Until the last few moments of her screwing, she seemed far more passive than usual, weakening the scene a lot for me. It ended when he jerked off onto her abdomen as she masturbated.

Scene Three: Savanna, looking to enjoy the oral given her by Kurt far more than she did by Tony previously, seemed somewhat more into the action this time as they had a scene on a soundstage. He fed her a taste of her own juices as he ate away, and her oral skills shone nicely for the few minutes she engaged his cock in her lovely mouth. They screwed with more energy, both in the vaginal and the anal portions of the scene, making this scene a good one to watch.

Scene Four: Alana, a blonde hotty, and Dana, a brunette with the right attitude for sexual fun, took on Evan and Damien, in the reading room as they prepared for a scene. The gals looked hot as they did each other and apparently, the guys agreed with my assessment since they soon joined the action. Evan did most of the work though since Damien seemed limited in his ability (mostly sticking to oral and fingering action). Evan looked to be tearing Dana up at one point but she seemed to relish taking on this mighty stud. He was also the only guy to make it to the end of the scene, unloading millions of his cells on Dana's chest.

Scene Five: Shy, a brunette with girl next door looks and a good aptitude towards sexual antics, took care of Kurt in front of the camera next. She had the right amount of oral skill to make this reviewer happy and her tea-bagging was cute to watch too (although when she rimmed him, the camera angle was lousy). He went down on her too, using his fingers to augment his tongue, and they then boned in a few positions (following the standard formula). His pop shot this time was weaker but coated her chest and stomach nicely.

Summary: I liked the cast but the lighting and picture didn't do them justice. I also got the feeling that something went wrong (even one of the listed male performers, Bobby Dugout, wasn't present) during the making of the movie and whatever it was, impacted the rest of the shoot. Try it as a Rent It first but fans of the cast may be able to look past the problems since a few scenes were pretty good.

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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