For those who are tired of all the gonzo and pro-am sex titles and would like to see a little story with their hardcore action, look no further than the films of Cash Markman. After being involved in low budget mainstream titles for a while, Markman entered the porn industry simply looking to make a few bucks and he's turned it into a successful career. He's penned and directed everything from Star Trek spoofs to more serious-minded adult flicks, and Dark Deception proves to be another nice addition to his resume.
The movie stars Dick Smothers, Jr. (yes, he's the son of ½ of the famous "Smothers Brothers" comedy group) as a smarmy British con who has married the lovely Allysin Chaynes only because he knows she's about to come into a ton of money. But Dick doesn't just want to share the fortune with Allysin – he wants it all, so he starts plotting a way to eliminate her.
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Dick is having an affair with dark-haired Lola, and we get to see the two in action during the first scene of the movie. This is a nicely-filmed segment, with Lola wearing sexy black boots, and Markman using Venetian blinds to lay shadows across the performers and up against the wall as they make out with each other.
Lola introduces Dick to Randy Spears at a seedy strip bar. Randy is a professional hitman who Dick hires to kill Allysin. Little does he realize though, that once Randy sees how beautiful Allysin is, he'll change his mind and turn the tables on Dick.
Trying to raise money to pay the fee that Randy requires, Dick starts to "whore" himself out – first being a slave boy to a couple played by Layla Jade and Tony Tedeschi; then getting paid to have sex with Mercedes Ashley.
The movie ends with Dick getting his just desserts; and with Randy admitting his attraction to Allysin and then getting it on with her in a nice pairing that includes doggy, cowgirl, missionary and a pop-shot to Allysin's pussy and lower stomach.
The video is presented full-frame, and is about average to a little better that average for an adult release. The audio, on the other hand, doesn't fare as well, as it's simply a mono track – with all dialogue and music coming from your single central speaker. Despite the lack of stereo, the audio is still pretty clear without any popping, glitches or a disproportionate balance between the words spoken by the actors and the porn music playing in the background.
The nicest extra on this DVD is a 7-minute behind the scenes featurette in which we get to meet some of the cast, and where director Cash Markman tells us a little about the movie. Also include in the bonus material is a slide show, some biographies for the female talent, as well as some website information and a handful of phone sex ads.
BRIAN'S BOTTOM LINE
Although the bonus material is on the slim side and the audio quality could use some work, Dark Deception is actually a pretty enjoyable and re-watchable adult feature with some nicely filmed sex in it. If you like a story with your hardcore material, this is a release to put on your viewing list.