Before this review starts off, let it be known that a lot of Vivid's output happens to leave ye ol' Mooninite luke warm. That's not to say that don't have good material - The New Devil In Miss Jones was excellent and one of the best releases of 2005, no doubt but since that release, there hasn't been anything that's really impressed me.
Thankfully this new feature from the Teravision line, written and directed by the heavily inked up Spyder Jonz, managed to renew this reviewer's faith in one of porndom's most famous studios. The story revolves around Lucy Lee, who has died and now that it is her judgment day, is given an ultimatum where she must defend herself in the court of eternal damnation (held over by Ron Jeremy himself) and own up to her sexual digressions or pay the ultimate price. It's heady stuff for a porno movie, but don't let that scare you off as you'd expect it's fairly superficial in the grand scheme of things, and this movie wastes no time skimping on the sex. Speaking of which
Scene 1 Nikki Benz And Scott Nails: Scott sneaks up behind Nikki in the living room and fondles her breasts, then lifts up her skirt and plays with her ass a bit before pulling her panties down and eating her out while she stands up bent over. After he uses his thumb and his tongue on her she pulls out his cock and sucks him off, spitting on him and stroking him as she licks his prick. After that she lays him on his back and rides him reverse cowgirl style, her mammoth fake tits flopping back and forth. She sucks him again before she bends over so that he can fuck her pussy from behind, and then after that he pulls out and comes in her mouth splashing spunk all over her cheeks. Nikki looks good in the black boots if you can get past the ridiculous implants. She sucks cock like a champ and looks like she wants it, making this a decent scene, though not a classic.
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Scene 2 - Lucy Lee And Tera Patrick: Lucy and Tera start to tongue kiss each other, passionately and slowly and gently at first, then they start to get a little more aggressive once the heat gets turned up. Tera's top comes off and Lucy sucks on her nipples to get her warmed up before she takes off her clothes and starts working her clit with her hand and her tongue. She eats Tera out for quite a while before she gets her on all fours and fucks her from behind with a pink vibrator. Tera cleans it off with her mouth and then fucks herself with it a bit before handing the reigns back to Lucy to finish the job. From there, Tera gets Lucy on her back and fucks her pussy with yet another phallus, which just so happens to be double ended. Can you guess what happens next? They share the double-ended dong and grind one another on the couch, fingering their pussies and watching each other. They clean off their respective ends off the toy with their mouths to finish the scene. This one worked well, the girls look into it and they both look very pretty in this scene. Tera, who this reviewer hasn't seen in action for quite some time, is as sultry as ever and as creepy as it might sound, he skin looks fantastic in this scene. She and Lucy make a very good team.
Scene 3 Lucy Lee, Naomi Marcela, And Jerry: Naomi is sitting on Jerry's lap and the three of them are just hanging out and having fun in the living room, enjoying some booze. Lucy moves in and deep kisses Jerry who then turns around to suck on Naomi's titties while Lucy heads south and slips his cock into her mouth. After that Naomi goes down on Jerry so that Lucy can rub herself up his body and land her snatch onto his face which she rides for a little while before sliding back down and fucking him cowgirl style. After that Naomi gets a turn riding his baloney pony, as Lucy goes back up to rub her beaver on Jerry's mouth. Naomi turns around and rides him cowgirl style and Lucy gets in on the fun by rubbing her pussy as she rides him, periodically taking Jerry's prick out of Naomi's pussy to suck on before sliding it back in. The girls get on top of one another, facing each other, with their asses and pussies presented to Jerry, who fucks one and then the other, going back and forth, before pulling out and shooting into their open mouths, as the girls end the scene by kissing and licking each other's come covered faces. Another reasonably steamy scene made more so by the obvious enthusiasm shown in the girl on girl bits. Jerry seems to be having a good time, and who can blame him, as both girls look fantastic here. There's nothing too remarkable about it but if you just want a simple, solid three way this one definitely fits the bill.
Scene 4 Melissa Lauren And Spyder Jonz: Shot in black and white, this one starts off with Spyder going down on Melissa, eating her pussy and licking her clit while inserting a finger or two into her just for kicks. From there, he stands up and she drops to her knees to suck on his cock, and then the scene switches to color as he gets her on all fours and starts fucking her cunt from behind, lightly spanking her ass. She gets on top of him and rides him cowgirl style, her perky pierced breasts bouncing up and down, before he gets her on her back so that he can fuck her missionary style. From there he pulls out and jerks himself off into her mouth, finishing a pretty decent scene. Melissa always looks like a doll and this scene is no exception. She has a natural sexiness that works well in her favor and she's lit and shot really well in this scene, which really brings out her features and makes her body look soft and warm.
Scene 5 Lucy Lee, Scott Nails And Tony T.: When this scene starts Lucy is decked out in black stockings and garters, on her knees in front of the two guys, sucking one dick and then the other. She gets on all fours and sucks Tony while Scott fucks her pussy from behind with her legs pulled apart and spread wide. The guys switch up once or twice, taking turns fucking her pussy and then fucking her mouth, before she gets on top of Scott cowgirl style hoisting her ass up in the air for Tony to take resulting in a double penetration scene. There's some ass to mouth and some pussy to mouth, and then they finish up by going back to the way that they started the scene, with one fucking her from behind while the other one works her mouth. They pull out and then pull off, coming in her mouth as the movie fades to black and the end credits roll. The sex in this scene is pretty hot if double penetration is your thing. It's well shot and Lucy looks completely sexy here dressed up as she is. The only draw back is that for whatever reason in post production they decided to fuck around with the lighting and the speed and do some wonky editing here and there, which kind of pulls you out of the moment from time to time. Thankfully this doesn't happen for the whole scene and the bulk of it is pretty intense stuff.
It's nice to see Vivid do a feature-based film that doesn't suck! The sex is hot throughout and while the storyline isn't going to win any awards, it keeps things moving and it is fun to see Ron Jeremy in a supporting non-sex role as one of the afterlife's more interesting curators. Lucy Lee makes for a very sexy lead and she's definitely got what it takes to carry the movie. She fucks like a champ in this one and even manages to emote convincingly enough in the non-sex scenes to be believable really, she's not bad at all in this movie.
This shot on video production looks pretty clean presented here in a reasonably stable (sadly) non-anamorphic 1.85.1 widescreen presentation. There is some mild edge enhancement in a couple of spots and a noticeable bit of mpeg compression evident in some of the darker colors and the blacks but other than that, there's not a lot to complain about. Skin tones look nice and natural especially during the lesbian scene, the compositions are dead on and the cinematography looks great, and aside from the fact that this digital video production looks like a digital video production and as such suffers from the minor defects usually associated with the format, everything is coming up roses as far as the look of the film is concerned.
The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo track is quite sufficient. The dialogue comes through cleanly and clearly as do all of the moans and groans. The soundtrack is mixed in properly at a respectable level throughout and bass response is nice and lively. Overall, for a porno movie, this is definitely a better than average effort.
Unfortunately, aside from chapter selection, the only extra feature at all on this DVD is a still gallery consisting of roughly twenty-five hardcore action shots from the feature. At least you don't have to sift through half an hour of phone sex advertisements to get to the feature though it's nice to see Vivid has stopped doing that.
Appetite For Destruction was a surprising success. Lucy and Tera heat up the screen while they're together and the rest of the scenes range from decent to excellent as well. There's not much here in the way of supplements, which is a shame as some interviews might have been interesting, but the audio and video are perfectly fine. Recommended.