Director: varied per scene, compilation directed by Jonathan Morgan
Cast: Jenna Jameson, Brad Armstrong, Nico Treasures, Alex Sanders, Missy, Nadia Moore, Sindee Coxx, Tony Tedeschi
Non-sex cameos and interviews by: Joy King, Michael Zen, Fred J. Lincoln, Daniel Metcalf, Alex Sanders, Brad Armstrong
Length: 88 minutes
Date of Production: 6/15/2004 (credits), 3/30/1997 (box)
Extra's: The extras were kind of light this time with six photogalleries from the movies the scenes were taken from, a short Jenna Jameson biography, four promotional reels for Wicked Pictures, the usual DVD Rom stuff like Wicked Casino, AVN award winners and nominations, company profile, desktop backgrounds, trailers for movies like Beautiful, and some spam. I'd have appreciated more scenes, an audio commentary from some of the people that used to work with her (if she couldn't be persuaded to do one for a few bucks), and some of the Behind the Scenes footage the releases had but the important thing for most of you is the scenes themselves.
Audio/Video Quality: The picture was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as the scenes were originally shot. Several of the scenes were shot at night and with minimal lighting so there was a bit more grain than I prefer to see but for the most part, the flesh tones looked great, the composition of the shots well done, and the flaws kept to a bare minimum (leading me to believe that a factor in the selection of the scenes was how solid the technical values were). The audio was presented with a newly remastered 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround English track but the scenes were not shot that way originally and most of the sound appeared to be with a monaural track later enhanced. It didn't sound terrible by any means but some of the music was overbearing at times, a factor in a number of movies Wicked Pictures has released over the years.
Body of Review: Jenna Jameson is the most recognized superstar porn queen of all time. She's been in the business for about 10 years, has been in a host of mainstream projects, and has a look most men (and many women) want to know better. Is it any wonder then that Wicked Pictures, currently the top of the line adult movie producer (for feature porn), made a killing by signing this gorgeous gal to an exclusive contract so many years ago? I only wish she was still with them, making regular appearances in movies, because these days, she's so busy with everything going on that we rarely get to see her working in front of the camera. In any case, Jenna's popularity is the reason why Wicked Pictures broke their longstanding rule about not making compilations by releasing, Jenna Jameson's Wicked Anthology 1 last year and it went on to become one of the biggest selling titles of the year, winning several awards, including coming in as an alternative selection for the coveted Best of Porn 2003 DVD Talk award.
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Since that time, Wicked released a second volume (sorry, I haven't seen it) and now the third in the series, Jenna Jameson's Wicked Anthology 3: 1997-1998, is out to continue Wicked Pictures' tribute to their flagship star of yesteryear, Jenna Jameson. The DVD took a look at six of the movies made between 1996 and 1997 (I have no idea why the DVD is labeled with 1997-1998) and let me tell you, Jenna was looking mighty fine when these were shot. Okay, so if you're a fan of Jenna and haven't bought the releases comprising this DVD (unlike the box cover, my review will list all of the scenes in plain view with what movie they came from), you'll be in for a treat. Unlike compilations from other companies, every scene on this DVD had Jenna starring in it and that alone would be worth the price of admission for most fans. Further, while I think she looks hot in just about everything she has made over the years, including such hits as The Masseuse and WTBA: 16, most porn watchers like seeing some of the works she made when she was at her popular peak, when the flavor of the month types didn't matter so much and when other companies did anything they could to try and duplicate Wicked's success with Jenna. While I'm sure the critics will fuss that either all of her scenes weren't included on this DVD (yeah, take away the incentive to buy the full releases, that'd be smartů), or that some of her best work from the listed years wasn't included (I think that's an artistic choice more than anything), if you want to get a glimpse of Jenna in her prime, this is the place to look. If you're still interested, check out the following breakdown of the scenes by cast, movie and date of production:
Scene One: Jenna Ink: D-Brad Armstrong: 6/18/1996: Jenna, all dressed up in a military-style costume (stripper fashion at least), had this scene with Brad, a guy she later married. It initially had bombs going off and a stress level similar to living in the big city so the couple decided to make the most of their last minutes together. She gave him a decent blowjob and toyed with his cock before he started hammering away at that primo pussy of hers in the foxhole. She then reached into an ammo crate and pulled out a vibrator so she could do a technical DP. It wasn't the fastest paced, most energetic and chemistry filled scene she had done to that point but it was fun to watch. Fans will want to know that he launched a second large load at her face but mostly missed it with her staying still (rather than trying to dodge it as critics have suggested) with the first load going onto her pussy and thighs.
Scene Two: Jinx: D-Fred J. Lincoln: 7/26/1996: Jenna, playing a trampy little hooker, started off the scene with Nico, another blonde of ill-repute, and manly Alex with his flowing locks of hair (that was for the lady readers, all five of them) on a bed. The lesbian action was fairly limited since he got in there pretty fast but it included oral and pussy slapping as he undressed Jenna and went down on her. Jenna then started playing with his cock as she gave him oral as Nico sucked her pussy and ass from behind. He boned both of them energetically and they responded well but I wished the scene was a lot longer.
Scene Three: Satyr: D-Michael Zen: 8/11/1996: Jenna, wearing a tiny pair of shorts and a white bra, began masturbating with a crystal on a bed at night. Missy saw her but initially didn't interrupt as she diddled herself into a voyeuristic frenzy. The two then started doing one another as part of a fantasy sequence as Missy took the dildo in her mouth to fuck Jenna's heavenly pussy. Jenna gave some oral pleasure too and Missy eventually fingered the superstar's ass with a lot of energy. Yum!
Scene Four: Jenna's Built For Speed: D-Brad Armstrong: 2/2/1997: Jenna, Missy, and Nadia had a fun and playful lesbian scene that really stood out with style as Jenna played a waitress in a 1950's carhop. Her two friends were customers in a hot pink '57 Chevy and they wanted something not on the menu. While the music was very appropriate to the scene, it was a bit on the loud side and distracting at times yet the vinyl outfit Jenna wore and period costumes of her cohorts, made me really hard as they licked and sucked one another in this great lesbian scene. (All of the gals had perfect asses and great bodies otherwise, making it a visual treat for me.)
Scene Five: Jenna's Revenge: D-Brad Armstrong: 3/30/1997: Jenna, her long time pal Sindee, and weirdo Tony, had the next scene that started by an outdoor pool in the mid day sun. Jenna was blindfolded and teased by Tony before Sindee joined them and the blindfold came off. The trio did a lot of foreplay and oral here to warm up for the later intercourse which both of the gals seemed to get a bit of. Sindee was the most sexually aggressive here and took the ending facial but the best part of the action was the prolonged foreplay.
Scene Six: Wicked Weapon: D-Brad Armstrong: 11/30/1996: Jenna, dressed to kill in a sexy nightgown at a ball, took studly Brad back into a study to have a bunch of wild monkey love sex. They played with one another a bit and the droning soundtrack fell into the background for me as I watched him go down on her with her returning the favor shortly. Scenes by candlelight are tough to get done well but you'd never have guessed there was other lighting augmenting the candles with the skillful way it was handled. She took to the action nicely and even with his finger up her ass, she responded as though she were getting off before blowing him. Again, this wasn't her best scene but she gave a lot of energy to it and the chemistry, no matter who tries to deny it nowadays, was definitely there in spades. It ended when he gave her a "got milk" smile and her eye contact alone was mood enhancing.
Summary: The DVD has a lot going for it but it had some shortcomings too. The lack of solid extras, especially where so many exist, the lack of longer, more detailed interviews by the host of people that made the final cut, and the choice of scenes included all led me to lower the rating to a mere Recommended but it was still fun of a lot of great footage of Jenna Jameson. There is no denying her star power, even today, and no matter what anybody tells you, all of her best works were shot for Wicked Pictures. There may have been some bad blood between Jenna, Wicked Pictures, and her former husband (and often used co-star/director, Brad Armstrong) but for the hottest footage of Jenna Jameson available, you'll have to go to Wicked Pictures. Just as she helped market the company, they spent a lot of time and money into building her up into the most sought after porn star in the jizz bizz, so any animosity between these players should be kept in perspective (it was nice to see the company owner, Daniel Metcalf, and her former hubby Brad say so many nice things about her but an audio commentary would've been great! Maybe in the final volume of the series, Wicked will go all out and provide one for us fans.
Note: You can see recent candid shots of many performers, including Jenna by visiting: My Photo's and read about their antics at 2004 AEE Show.