Cast: Jenna Jameson, Jill Kelly, Asia Carrera, Missy, Sydnee Steele, Sindee Coxx, Johnni Black, Brittany Andrews, T.T. Boy, Jonathan Morgan, Brad Armstrong, Mickey G., Steve Drake, Mike Horner, Eric Price Non-sex roles by: Veronica Hart and a few movie reviewers for AVN
Length: 111 minutes
Date of Production: 9/27/1997
Extra's: My favorite extra was the director's Commentary since it added a lot of interesting information but the 36 minute long Making of featurette was also pretty cool (especially seeing Jenna Jameson acting silly all over the place). There were 11 audio biographies for the cast with links to the scenes, some trailers, a 7.5 minute long interview with Brad Armstrong, a photogallery, credits, and allegedly a couple of Easter Eggs.
Audio/Video Quality: Flashpoint was presented in the original 1.33:1 ratio full frame color it was shot in by Brad Armstrong for the combined powers of Wicked Pictures and Adam & Eve. Keeping in mind that this was one of the first major releases on DVD for the adult industry, it looked pretty good with accurate colors and some nice camera work. There were some issues with compression artifacts, especially during the orgy scene, which distracted me but the fleshtones were accurate and there weren't a lot of other problems. The stereo audio was presented in English but while the vocals were clear in most cases, the music seemed a mixed bag with some parts being far more appropriate then others (Wicked Pictures has come a long way).
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Body of Review: Long ago, before Wicked Pictures was the preeminent producer of adult feature presentations, they seemed to have a vision of where they wanted to be. To get there, they teamed up with other companies and did everything in their power to promote their contract stars, keeping in mind that they didn't have as many as they do these days. At the time, the main selling point of the company was the drawing power of one gal: Jenna Jameson, and if history has taught us anything, it has taught us that one person can make a difference. One example would be Wicked's first movie on DVD, Flashpoint. The movie was sort of an adult version of the mainstream hit, Backdraft, with the cast acting as modern day firefighters trying to make a difference as they sought refuge in each other's arms. Here's a quick look at what I said so long ago when I reviewed this title, noting that it still holds up fairly well to this day if you're a fan of Jenna Jameson:
Scene One: The first sex scene takes awhile to show up since Brad wanted us to get to
know the characters first. Luckily for him, he started out with a Jenna Jameson scene. She and Mickey G. went at it in the fire station after burying a close friend who died in an explosion. Mickey was consoling her which, in a porn movie, always leads to sex. Jenna is Jenna so you won't be disappointed if you're a fan.
Scene Two: The next sex scene took place very soon after the first one. This was a
good thing since we had to wait so long for the first scene. In it, we have Jill Kelly, Johnni Black, and Steve Drake go at each other in the stations down room. This is where the firefighters relax during the day while they wait for the next call. Well, it's appropriately named since the three start going down on one another very quickly. My only complaint here is that Johnni, sexual dynamo that she was, had a few ass zits. After lots of oral action and some straight screwing, Johnni took Steve anally. All three of them enjoy the action a lot.
Scene Three: The third scene was the infamous orgy on a fire truck outside. It had
Jill Kelly, Brad Armstrong, Mickey G., Mike Horner, Sindee Coxx, Johnni Black, and Steve Drake in a variety of positions. They switched partners once in awhile so you get to see a lot of stuff. You'll want to watch this one several times, at least, to see it all. This scene had some digital artifacts for awhile which bothered me. They weren't large and some people may not even notice them but they did reduce the heat for me-for a about 20 seconds.
Scene Four: We then had Jonathan Morgan and Asia Carrera enjoy each other in a hot tub while Eric Price and Sydnee Steele made time on the living room couch. Earlier in the day, the guys saved a drowning Sydnee and the ladies want to show how much they appreciated their efforts. After a short time, Asia and Jonathan joined their friends on the couch and the scene got more involved. Again, like every other scene, the action is hotter than the fires the crew put out.
Scene Five: The fifth scene was between Jenna Jameson and TT Boy where he dreamt that the two of them were going at it in a burning building. They are both dressed in fetish attire (vinyl and leather) and the scene is more stylish than the rest. You wonder whether the most heat is coming from the couple or the fires in the foreground. It's a tough call to make but critics raved about this scene so long ago and I always thought they shared some major chemistry together in part due to this scene.
Scene Six: The sixth scene has Missy and Jonathan Morgan screwing on a fire truck. She took it in each hole and apparently loved doing so enough to be videotaping the action with a camcorder. Brad tells us that it is a play on a real life incident where a porn star did exactly that in a real fire station (it was a Seymore Butts movie if you want to know the truth). In any case, it looked great for the time it was made, and certainly better than the scene they were basing it on.
Scene Seven: The last sex scene was between Jenna Jameson and Brittany Andrews in a restaurant bathroom. They used their tongues to great effect as well as their fingers on each
other. Even those of you who don't like woman/woman scenes should like this one.
Summary: My original comments about this one were that "This is another great example of a big budget porn movie. The money was well spent as it has enough sex to satisfy everyone except for those who want sex-only movies. The acting is decent throughout although at this point in her career, Jenna still had a ways to go in this sole aspect of her profession. For most of the cast, the acting was about what we'd expect from a morning soap opera-not bad." I took the chance to revisit it recently and while it might not be as great compared to some of Wicked Pictures best releases in the last couple of years, it showed Jenna Jameson sizzling onscreen, both in the Behind the Scenes extra as well as the feature itself. I'm going to rate it the same Highly Recommended now as I did back then, keeping in mind that this one was made before the "image" of Jenna overtook the reality of her and she still had a fresh attitude about her.
This Don Houston "retro-review" was written long ago before the so-called Professor of Porn had much experience writing reviews. Since that time, he has found Wicked Pictures to have a lot of good releases and seen more porn than almost anyone reviewing on the internet. Keep in mind that his comments accurately reflected his fresh viewpoint of the time he first saw the movie.
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