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Signature Series Vol. 3: Alexandra Silk

Studio: Adam & Eve » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 6/17/05

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Adam & Eve Signature Series 3: Alexandra Silk

Adam & Eve

Genre: Compilation

Director: While none were listed, some scenes were directed by Bud Lee, Ralph Parfait, Wes Emerson, Thomas Paine

Cast: Alexandra Silk, Mandy Frost, Tony Tedeschi, Kyle Stone, Asia Carrera, John Decker, Chloe, T.T. Boy, Michael J. Cox, Tyce Bune, Joel Lawrence

Length: 117.5 minutes

Date of Production: 3/22/00 (sex scenes varied though)

Extra's: There were trailers, weak biographies, and spam (note: the length of this one makes it a decent value without a lot of extra's).

Condoms: Some

Audio/Video Quality: Adam & Eve Signature Series 3: Alexandra Silk was presented in the same 1.33:1 ratio full frame color that the scenes were shot in by the various directors for various movies released by Adam & Eve. It wasn't my favorite compilation in terms of visual quality with this being what I said when I first saw it: "To be honest, these qualities are on the low side here. Many of the scenes are shot on film and are fairly old so keep this in mind when considering a purchase. The video is often grainy and otherwise marred but that's due to the source material. The sound stunk too and I think the scenes came from the worst Adam & Eve had to offer. In any case, these factors shouldn't keep you from at least considering this one-read on."

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Body of Review: I have long had a love/hate relationship with compilations due to the way that so many have really sucked (in a bad way) over the years. Edited scenes, poor selections, and even scenes not fitting of the compilation's theme have all made me think twice before ever looking at a compilation without knowing exactly what was on it. One decent compilations series has been Adam & Eve's Signature Series where the company takes a number of scenes for a particular performer and puts them on a single DVD. That brings us to today's review of Adam & Eve Signature Series 3: Alexandra Silk, a selection of some mixed scenes starring the spunky little vixen from years ago. Here's what I said when I first saw it: "We all know how badly most compilations are tossed together. Odds are, if you buy a compilation DVD, you're going to be mad at yourself later on. Luckily, this series seems to take a different approach. It uses the best scenes from Adam & Eve's vaults-probably hoping you'll buy the original movies-instead of the junk that's left on the cutting room floor. This volume in the series focuses on Alexandra Silk. She's made over 250 porn movies so far and the quality of them varies a lot. She loves sex in most forms, anal, lesbian, group or straight, so you know that she will always be into the action. The DVD is hosted by Joel Lawrence as he interviews the somewhat flaky Alexandra outdoors in the mountains. You get to learn a bit about her and see some of her scenes from Adam & Eve movies. Note that the box advertises 8 scenes plus 1 more unique scene and it only gives us 7 scenes plus the unique one. Luckily for Adam & Eve, the feature is almost two full hours or I'd be upset." Here's a breakdown of those scenes by cast and movie, noting that the sexual activity didn't vary much between the scenes:

Scene One: Reflections: 1998: Alexandra Silk takes on Mandy Frost and Tony Tedeschi in a hot tub. The scene had a red tint to it and was slightly warm.

Scene Two: Gettin' Wet: Last Howl: 1999: Alexandra has sex with Kyle Stone. This scene was too dark and had way too many shadows interfering with the action. She did have some nice anal action though.

Scene Three: Last Tango: 5/25/97: This scene has Alexandra, Asia, and John on the floor. I didn't like it when I reviewed the whole movie and I haven't changed my mind.

Scene Four: No Regrets: 1999: Alexandra meets Chloe! If you like these two, you'll love this hot scene. During the interview, we learn that the scene was too hot for the USA so the European's saw stuff we couldn't. That's a shame but the scene was fine the way it was presented here.

Scene Five: Hawaiian Blast: 1998: This scene was actually from a Vivid movie which gives me hope that future compilations may include scenes from other companies. In it, we have Alexandra and TT Boy having a good time outdoors. It was short but fun and had good lighting.

Scene Six: Last Tango: 5/25/97: This scene shows Alexandra and Michael J. Cox. Here's what I said in my earlier review: "The next sex scene is between Alexandra and Michael. In the movie they are husband and wife. In the scene they have a good enough time and she takes it anally for you ass fans out there."

Scene Seven: No Regrets: 1999: Alexandra and Tyce Bune have barely warm sex. The scene was very red which impacted the sexual heat.

Scene Eight: This is the scene recorded for this compilation and it has Alexandra jumping Joel Lawrence's bones on the spot they were interviewing. I probably liked this scene best of all the others although a few scenes here were pretty good.

Summary: Adam & Eve Signature Series 3: Alexandra Silk wasn't the worst compilation I've seen over the years and Alexander Silk has long been worthy of the attention such a compilation could provide. As I put it years ago: "Compilations aren't usually known for high end technical values. They usually stink and this one is slightly above average for the most part in that regard. The earlier two volumes in the series are better but this one is okay for fans of Alexandra's. I think most of her best work was done for other companies so this puts Adam & Eve at a serious disadvantage here. The technical values are weak here and the sex isn't good enough to rise above the pack. If you like her work, you'll want this one but otherwise, it's a rental at best. Note to Adam & Eve: Your company has access to a bunch of good scenes by a lot of hot looking women. If you expand the series, please try and focus in on those women first. Try and work on the extras and technical values as well as getting better proofreaders. Thanks!" I rated this one as a Rent It since it had so much to offer fans of this classy lady, even if it was flawed in many ways.

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 Adam & Eve 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.

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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