Audio/Video Quality: Tunnel Vision was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as originally shot by director Jules Jordan for distribution by Evil Angel, with the twist that the scenes were shot in the point of view (POV) fashion that has become so popular these days. The use of lighting to set a mood was one of the main stylish concerns for me this time as it prevented the ladies from looking their very best; also introducing more grain and video noise than most consumers, and critical reviewers like myself, seem to appreciate. There weren't any compression artifacts noticed but more attention to the lighting and composition of the shots would've been appreciated this time. The audio was presented in a stereo 2.0 Dolby Digital offering that really didn't use the process very effectively too. This is an area of porn that few get right so I'm not going to bust Jules' nuts over it though there was no separation between the channels, limited dynamic range, and the varying levels of vocals could've been better.
Body of Review: Jules Jordan has made something of a name for himself since starting off as a low level employee to a porn company based in the NE part of the country. Moving into production of movies as a means of exploring his own twisted visions, the diminutive man soon developed a following as he grew bolder and more self assured with the success that seemed so natural for him. Once he moved to Evil Angel though, he really took off as the company sold him as almost the heir apparent to the empire built by John "Buttman" Stagliano, propelling him uncomfortably into the spotlight as he racked up award after award from sources all over the world, including those of us at DVD Talk. Well, he recently left the company, surprising just about everybody in the process, in order to form his own distribution network for his production company but one of his last releases for Evil is the much appreciated Tunnel Vision, a lengthy double disc set that showcases himself and assistant Mario Cassini in the roles of point of view archivists for some of the best scenes made by the man in a long time. Without further ado, here's a breakdown of the scenes by cast and action, noting that even the worst of them was better than many of his peers make on a good day:
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Scene One: Jasmine Byrne, the lovely Latina hotty on the lower left hand corner of the front DVD cover, was a wise choice for starting off the show as she understands how to use her coy vocals, sultry moves, and playful demeanor as well as anyone else in porn. She wasn't wearing panties and her short skirt did little to hide her firm young ass. After getting situated in the large house, she walked over to Mario Cassini and started putting her moves on him, rubbing his cock and sucking it through his pants. The oral was excellent but the vaginal and anal were even better as she enthusiastically engaged him in multiple positions for an extended period of time. Say what you will, but Jules managed to get the top flight performance out of Jasmine, who is admittedly one of the best in the business regardless of who is directing her. The scene ended about 43 minutes into the movie after she jerked out a large load from his dick all over her face and chest.
Scene Two: Karina Kay, another hotty, this time located slightly to the right and north of center of the center of the front DVD cover, was up next in a scene with Jules Jordan on his bed. The tease might not have been quite as solid as the last scene but she had a lot to work with as her ass wiggled down the hallway. Frankly, I could watch her walk along forever and get off but Jules is somewhat more jaded than I am so she was put to kneeling in front of him for the blowjob action. She kept eye contact with the POV camera as she used her hand to increase the friction, alternating using her mouth and tits to get him as hard as could be. Another excellent oralist, she worked him over superbly before they switched to him boning her pussy with an anal plug deeply imbedded inside her ass. There was the usual ATM and fans will be happy that she did most of the pumping in the doggy position, though there wasn't a bunch of anal with his meat to appreciate. They went back to boning with a side trip for her to oil up her chest and titty fuck him some more, ending with a good load to her face. So far, it was two for two in terms of a great ride.
Scene Three: Sativa Rose and Nadia Styles, the two gals featured on the lower center of the front DVD cover, were up next as they teased Jules Jordan once coming inside. So far, the dynamic of the show had relied on the individual prowess of the ladies more than anything else. By adding in another gal, the possibilities (both good and bad) increased substantially and even though I think Sativa (the hotty on the left) is great, I have mixed experiences with Nadia. The gals were certainly playful and the lesbian portions of the scene weren't bad but they weren't as good as the previous action either (and I like lesbian antics). The gals did manage to suck him off in a heated manner, sharing his dick nicely (or is "nastily" a more appropriate word?), in the given POV fashion of the movie. Sativa had the privilege of taking his cock in her pussy first and for her part, Nadia did some heated anal, though Jules had erection problems until Sativa assisted him for some more play. The gals kissed repeatedly and he popped on their faces to finish out this lengthy scene. A bit of a sexually bumpy road this time but enough to warrant a third nod in a row.
Scene Four: Courtney Cummz, the total babe seen on the lower right hand corner of the front DVD cover, was up next to provide her talents to the final scene of the first disc. She was pierced on her nipples in the scene and the lingerie enhanced her already fit and fine figure. The tease footage took the form of a walk around the house and masturbation sequence. These were seriously hot and she can claim bragging rights to getting some pre-come out of my cock (I watched the movie in sections, without touching myself, though it sure wasn't easy). Once that was over, she began working on the spotted dick of Mario Cassini, slobbing his knob with a very messy blowjob/handjob mix. The initial missionary wasn't anything special though when she sat on his cock and rode it hard, she appeared to be among the best of the pack here. Fans of hip grinding and sexually aggressive women will love this one a lot, just as fans of anal action will like what came next. That's right, she took it in her tight ass just as easily as in her pussy, giving his shaft the taste test before going back to riding him some more. The scene eventually ended when she took his seed in her mouth; though she spit it back out before the picture abruptly cut off. Four scenes down, four to go; each of them worthy of your time, energy, and money.
Scene Five: Leah Luv, the tiny blonde seen on the middle of the left hand side of the front DVD cover, was up next as she crawled over to Jules Jordan on her hands and knees, saying she was going to spit shine it with lots of confidence after she rubbed him into an erect state. I would have liked more tease footage but she has never been the most skilled at that sort of thing so I wasn't too upset over it. The oral went as well as any of her scenes, showcasing her skill with a cock decently, before moving onto the vaginal and anal sex I knew she'd be taking (even though she made it seem like it'd be a blowjob only scene, she's not one to turn away a cock at her front or back door). She wasn't as energetic as the other gals when it came to the boning but she's a small gal so she makes even the most average looking dick look big by comparison. Fans of submissive gals will also prefer this type of thing over a gal who knows what she wants and takes it aggressively. The pretty decent scene ended when she jerked him off on her face, leaving a lot of semen coating said face.
Scene Six: Brooke Haven and Trina Michaels, the two curvy blondes located on the upper right hand corner of the front DVD cover, were up next with Mario Cassini. They made up with some coy lesbian action in their fetish attire, savoring the moment as though there was no place (or body) they rather be at the moment. Once they got each other wet, they switched gears and worked over Mario's cock, showing more passion and energy than the duo from scene three did. It was a wild ride and fans that like seeing two gals work a meat pipe at the same time will definitely enjoy this one. Okay, the two gals were okay in the vaginal but the anal was where they shined, especially Brooke, as he banged that booty soundly. Trina assisted in the act and there was some taste testing but fans of sexual Olympics will find plenty to enjoy here. It ended with the typical pop shot to their faces, marking the fifth (out of six) scene that was really well made and above the pack.
Scene Seven: Brooke Milano, the cute brunette seen on the upper left hand corner of the front DVD cover, was up next wearing a satin pink robe and large goofy glasses to go with it on the bed. She masturbated with a huge dildo but it wasn't enough for her as she wanted some of the real thing as provided by Jules Jordan. If you like your gals small with almost boyish figures, she'll appeal to you more than she worked for me but I was willing to cut her some slack and see what she had to offer this time. Her oral was straightforward and somewhat mechanical compared to the others but worth a look nonetheless. The tease factor wasn't as high as in other scenes and eventually led to some vaginal boning with her crying out in approval. She wasn't a great cock rider but her vocals were nice and she had some potential worth exploring. While the scene wasn't a bad one, it paled compared to some of the others, making me wonder if it had originally been planned as a bonus scene or something. It ended when she supposedly swallowed his semen but I had my doubts.
Scene Eight: Holly Wellin, the bleach blonde on the center of the front DVD cover (north of the midway point, slightly to the left in the black camisole with purple lace), was up last in a scene with Mario Cassini after watching the salt water aquarium. Having watched this talented gal in the past, I was sure she'd prove most appealing in her scene and for the most part, my hunch was correct as she followed the formula nicely enough. The tease was solid and the oral well above average. The vaginal seemed to be a strong suit for her but she was most vocal during the anal action. The down side to the improved vocals was the limited amount of action on the part of her; failing to pump back as many of the others had done in previous scenes to fully participate. In terms of chemistry, I have to say it was limited and the scene was borderline hot compared to many from the initial disc of the set, but it was better than scene 7 and 5 so it wasn't a filler either. There was the usual taste testing and she took the load to her face, closing out a well handled DVD set overall.
Summary: Tunnel Vision may not have been Jules' best effort to date but it was certainly worth a rating of Highly Recommended based on the sheer quantity of sex, not to mention the levels of fuck for the buck and quality of the cast. Had a couple more of the scenes reached the levels of the better ones provided this time, the DVD set might even have achieved the highest rating we have on the website, and the technical matters were a cut above what we expect from his material too. In short, whatever the future holds for Jules Jordan on his own, Tunnel Vision will remain a superior effort in most ways, providing about twice as much material as most gonzo titles seem to hold these days (and good stuff too at that). I can't say for sure if he has a few more movies coming out at the company but if not, you can always say he went out with a bang.
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