Cast: Savanna Samson, Exotica, Christian, Missy Monroe, Derrick Pierce, Scott Nails, Flower Tucci, Nicki Hunter, Holly Wellin, Kylee King, Marco Duato/Banderas, Van Damage
Non-sex roles: Eva Angelina
Length: 116.5 minutes
Date of Production: 2/28/2006
Extras: The best extra for me was the 25 minute long Behind the Scenes feature that had most of the cast included as they were interviewed, had sex, and prepared for their scenes (or, conversely, finished them up). If you like some of the cast as much as I do, it alone will be enough to warrant a rental out of the movie for you and hearing Bryan playfully kid around with the cast was a nice way of proving they all got along. It was cool hearing about Savanna's upcoming Savanna's Been Blackmaled, even if a clip would've been more appropriate. They were shooting two movies at once and this BTS incorporated both titles so don't get fixated that there were gals that weren't in the movie after watching this one. Some of you will still prefer the completely unrelated bonus scenes taken from older movies with most of the performers long since retired. As a courtesy, here they are: Raylene and Blair Segal from Artemesia, Sky and Tyce Bune from Debbie Does Iowa, Devon and Eric Price from Eve's Gift, Kira Kener and Erik Everhard from Fašade, and the lovely Sunrise Adams and Rafe from Heart of Darkness. There was a short biography for Savanna Samson, trailers, spam, and a true double sided DVD cover as well.
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Audio/Video Quality: Savanna's Secret was shot in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by director Bryan Xin for release by Vivid. Bryan is better known for his gonzo work so it's interesting to see him learn a different kind of shooting style. The lighting was fair but there was a bit more grain and video noise than some of the establish directors under contract for Vivid show these days. The BTS feature looked great though so check out the difference if you want to see what I mean when I say I like to be able to see it all. Regardless, the composition of the scenes was also a mixed bag as some of the ladies were made to look better than usual while others seemed to be left behind a bit. If given a chance, I'm sure he'll pick up the nuances of the form but this being an early attempt on his part; it basically shows throughout the movie's scenes. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo was okay with decent vocals and generic music but nothing worth going into great detail about.
Body of Review: Bryan Xin has shown a fair amount of talent of late, from his work at DVSX to his better titles released by Pulse. Depending on whom you listen to, he has either been shopping for a new home or trying to make a few extra bucks shooting under aliases or for other companies as well. Regardless, he now holds my interest as a guy who got to shoot my first no-condom Vivid flick, Savanna's Secret, starring the wonderfully attractive Savanna Samson as an office worker by day, sex fiend on her off time type of gal. If that's not enough to interest you, you might want to skip the review altogether but here's a breakdown of the scenes noting that NO condoms were used (while I don't care either way about them, many of you do):
Scene One: Savanna Samson, the gorgeous gal featured on the front DVD cover, got all dolled up and applied tons of make up after telling her co-worker (Eva Angelina in an uncredited role) she was going to watch movies at home by herself and eat popcorn. She hooked up with busty brunette Exotica (seen slightly to the right of Savanna on the cover), and controversial switch hitter Christian at the local sex club/ The gals dominated him and played nicely with Savanna blowing him as Exotica sat on his face for some snack slurping fun. The gals each took turns on his rod too before Savanna showed that Vivid no longer requires condoms and gave up the pussy to the bisexual male (fingering her own ass and doing PTM). Exotica also rode the meat stick as she went down on Savanna, with Savanna doing bareback anal in a surprising move for the contract hotty. He jerked off on his back as the gals hovered over him, slightly tasting his spew before kissing each other. It wasn't Savanna's hottest scene but it was certainly a change most of her fans are going to like.
Scene Two: Missy Monroe, the bleached blonde on the lower middle front DVD cover, was up next in a new look for the starlet, as she enjoyed the company of Derrick Pierce in a separate room as Savanna watched the couple. The extra weight looked good on her frame and the small black dress showed her off nicely as well. After some foreplay, he went down on her pussy and she seemed to enjoy it even if she went overboard at times. Her fans know that she's a great cocksucker so aside from blowing him, she also smoked a cigarette and gave a sultry hummer instead of her usual form of pleasure (usually, she inhales the cock from the very beginning, acting like it's a lifeline and she's trapped in a submarine or something). She then started bouncing on his cock in her pussy, coming off slightly mechanical but still better than many contract performers I've watched of late. The anal banging was not as active as usual either but they did that for a while as she vocalized her approval and took the facial as a performer, not as someone into the action, limiting the chemistry but preserving some replay value.
Scene Three: Savanna Samson, still looking like a million bucks, was up next in her birthday suit with Scott Nails on a bed. He started off the foreplay with a lot of attention given to her feet so foot fetish fanatics will be happy. She helped disrobe him and they playfully kissed before he went down on her pussy and ass, fingering her to ready her for the action. She then aggressively inhaled his cock orally, deepthroating it like there was something going on between them, with more stocking (nylons) play mixed in with the blowjob. They then screwed vaginally, without a condom, in numerous positions with the two appearing to enjoy each other's body immensely. He ended it by rubbing out a load to her mouth and face, with her basking in the afterglow rather well.
Scene Four: Flower Tucci, the leading anal/squirt queen of porn, and Nicki Hunter, a gal known for her all around sexual skills, were up next in a lesbian scene together where they pawed and stroked one another before licking each other silly and employing a cool looking Phallix glass dildo (they're the expensive kind) to get off with. Flower put on her waterwork show and gave as good as she got when it came to using the glass toy on her friend, providing the movie with a decidedly different scene than most I've seen from Vivid over the years. Nicki did the pissing act too and it was a very messy finish for them as they left the black leather couch soaked with fluids.
Scene Five: Holly Wellin and Kylee King, both sporting dark hair on the expansive blue couch, were up last with Marco Duato/Banderas and Van Damage. The ladies gave solid oral to the men and received some good oral in return (especially if you like sloppy oral in your porn). A split screen effect was used on occasion in order to show both gals giving oral and I thought it was an interesting visual effect for the most part. The gals both kissed as they slowly rode the cocks in their pussies, the scene looking more like a generic Vivid scene from the past more than any of the others (maybe there was a second crew that filmed this one). It ended with the men jerking out spew into the mouths of the gals. Leaving Savanna to go back to work at the end and claim nothing happened while she at home.
Summary: Savanna's Secret is the first movie starring Savanna Samson since she made Rocco Meets An American Angel in Paris (I saw it in the compilation) that had her taking cock without a condom, lending itself to the new policy at Vivid in this regard. I'm a fan of hers from way back and while not all the scenes were great, most of them were strokable with some good replay value. This helped make the fuck for the buck levels high enough to squeak by with a Recommended for those looking for couple's porn with the contract cutie starring in the show. She's had more passionate scenes and there have been movies better handled by contract directors at Vivid but aside from needing some rough edges worked out, it was a good way to see Savanna expanding her boundaries.
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