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Paradise Hole

Studio: VCA » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 11/8/06

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Paradise Hole: Director's Long Cut

VCA Pictures

Genre: Feature

Director: Jim Holliday

Cast: Tiffany Mynx, Van Damage, Sydnee Steele, Olivia, Dale DaBone, Renee LaRue, Daisy Chain, Keisha, Evan Stone, April Flowers, Jessica Drake, Allysin Chaynes, Lola, Bobbi Bliss, Joel Lawrence
Non-sex Roles: Tabitha Stevens, Root Loggins, Jim Holliday

Length: 142.5 minutes

Date of Production: 2/2000

Extra's: For me, the best extra was the Director's Audio Commentary as it allowed Jim Holliday, in his own words, give his version of life in the porn universe. This included a lot of trivia and anecdotes about what took place on the set of the movie, his views on some of the stupid people in and around the industry, and some of the things he tries to offer as a means of giving fans what they have repeatedly asked for (showing that he likes to cater to fans, except when they go for the circus act sex stuff; the man showing a complete distain for the gonzo style that has since taken over the industry). He was joined by the lovely Sydnee Steele, a lady that has held her own in numerous commentaries at Wicked Pickeds over the yeas, and Allysin Chaynes, who probably had the least of all to say during the track. There was also a 13.5 minutes Behind the Scenes feature that included some cast members not in the movie, largely because Jim was shooting more then one flick at a time here; the primary focus of the track being Women In Control; review forthcoming. It did allow the ladies to give a quick shout and provide short informational interviews while in various states of undress though so I'm not complaining. There were also some minimal Star Bios, a trailers for Eye Candy Refocused, Timeless, a photogallery, a bit on the multiple angles used, and a jump to the scene bit too.

Condoms: Yes

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Audio/Video Quality: Paradise Hole: Director's Long Cut was presented in the originally filmed 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by director Jim Holliday for VCA Pictures back in February 2000 (filmed at the same time as Women In Control). The picture was crystal clear and had a wonderfully diverse cast as seen on the front DVD cover. The fleshtones were accurate thanks in large part to the flat and plentiful lighting, eliminating grain and other visual defects in a manner I wish contemporary companies would at least consider. This was another one of the early Holliday flicks that made great strides to cleaning up the picture and camerawork substantially and should be recognized as such. The audio was presented in the usual Dolby Digital stereo English but the vocals appeared to be looped in a few cases, the dialogue slightly wooden at times, and it sounded hollow less frequently than previous volumes in the series. The music was trademark Jim Holliday style with a twist as Scott Reno & the Vancouvers/Reno & the Rumrunners sat this one out to allow Ed Monton and the Alberta Renegades (an insider joke since Scott Reno and Cal Gary comprise the largest part of both bands) handle the majority of the score with Evan Stone and the ZZyzx Roadhouse band and the Ghosts of Curtis Springer Choir take on the leading theme song.

Body of Review: Jim Holliday was one of the few guys in porn to listen to what he considered his core audience and alter what he provided on screen as a result. At the time, this was unheard of as most of the directors seemed to take the egotistical route and do their own thing. It was no surprise then that VCA Pictures sold a lot of his titles, enough to keep them off his back (largely anyway). One of my favorite movies from the past of his was Paradise Hole: Director's Long Cut; as much for the sex as it was one of his first VCA releases with a full audio commentary where Jim could sort of connect with his fans, including me (however vicariously). The plot of the story was a spoof on the televangelists that populate TV (the ones that act all stupid trying to sucker lots of people into sending money to buy their way into Heaven). It was light and fluffy as always but still served to make some pointed comments with Even Stone playing his role all too perfectly. The cover said it like this: "Ponder Eternity...but avoid the Paradise Hole. Enter the world of television evangelists cautiously and carefully. Know that they rank right at the top of the Hypocrite /Fraud /Pretender scale. Far too many are laughing all the way to the bank. Ace reporter Frank Ridgeway is sent undercover to case the Twilight Tabernacle Television Network and becomes a participant. With this triple entendre title, Jim Holliday has created a brand new genre in movie making - "Fun & Fluff Film Noir." You may laugh your ass off, you may stare in disgust, you may think Jim is going straight to Hell or Heaven (which are deliberately never mentioned in the movie)...just remember..there is not a lame fuck scene to be found...and it is most definitely "noir." Typically hot Holliday core, but the subject matter is a daring departure..." If you like Jim's movies or want to see a cute take on the religious shysters (not religion) that are all too common, you're going to like this one a whole lot. That said, here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that condoms were used:

Scene One: Tiffany Mynx, the mega-hotty back when she had blonde hair but still sported that fine body, was up first as she sucked the dick of Van Damage in bed. Her ass was in the air and she gave a look like she was in paradise, even as he fingered her ass. He turned things around and had her in pile driver to rim her thoroughly, getting her off and sucking her toes for the fans. She went straight to anal and actively rode him in her perfect pucker (that ass is still perfect by the way) in cowgirl, maintaining a lot of dirty talk as she bounced happily along. On the front cover, she held the sign saying "trailer trash" but this was the character, not the lady. It ended with the pop to the face; a modest load that she had no problems with.

Scene Two: Sydnee Steele, dressed in a see through robe, was up next as Olivia rimmed her thoroughly and Dale DaBone watched in awe as he jerked off. Sydnee was the hot brunette in red on the center of the front cover, acting as the female lead role in the movie since Jill Kelly was off doing her own thing. Dale ended up boning her hard when it came to be his turn, filling her ass as she pushed back on him (Olivia masturbating with her purple panties). Sydnee actively rode the cock and Olivia ended it with ATOGM (sucking his cock clean out of Sydnee's ass) before getting vaginally pounded herself. She was also an active rider, moving to anal before the ending pop to the couch (his poor aim).

Scene Three: Renee LaRue, a busty gal with wind tossed hair, was up next on the black leather couch with Daisy Chain. The gals licked each other all over, even their feet (with some toe insertion and fingering in the movie), showing a lot of chemistry working with each other in the process. Renee took a large dildo in the ass after having to beg for it, but the scene ended too quickly for me.

Scene Four: Keisha, a curvy MILF in the later years of her career, was up next as she bent over to get rimmed by the mighty Evan Stone on the couch. Her meat curtains were a bit worn but she had a body that had the appeal of a fleshy woman and she slowly sucked him off as though she were in a trance for a sultry suck off not typically seen in porn back then. They did a titty fuck and then an energetic vaginal bit, notable for her active ride and bushy pubes. They moved onto anal after that but she seemed more into the pussy then ass. It ended with a mouth pop of copious quantities.

Scene Five: April Flowers, playing a silly girl character with a squeaky voice, was up next with the mighty Evan Stone after she teased him and asked if he wanted her to suck his dick. Needless to say, she played the youthful role to the hilt, an appropriate term considering the way she took his massive cock after some 69. Her all natural body looked good as she gyrated and bounced on him aggressively. The chemistry and passion displayed were among the best in the movie, the scene ending with the facial.

Scene Six: Jessica Drake, playing an aggressive undercover reporter, was up next on a blanket outside with skinny Allysin Chaynes. They stripped each other down slowly; Allysin spending some time with the foot fetish material before going to the pussy. Jessica returned the favor as she savored the moment orally, not acting rushed or otherwise, Jim saying in the commentary how she was one of the top gals he'd ever worked with (by the time the commentary was shot, she was under contract for Sin City). Both gals did some rimming and while I favored Jessica, the gals gently probed one another really well. They even used a vibrator to full effect. Whew!

Scene Seven: Lola, Bobbi Bliss, and Joel Lawrence, were up next on the lawn as the ladies sucked him off, ate feet, and enjoyed the moment with Lola spending a lot of time masturbating (and being rubbed by Bobbi's foot). Both gals rode vaginally actively and while their individual bouts on the cock were short, but the flow of the movie seemed to upset Jim who wanted to pare it down a little. The ladies fluctuated in their use of moaning and dirty talk but it looked good to me. The ending facial went to Lola but she didn't share it with Bobbi.

Scene Eight: Jessica Drake, Sydnee Steele, and the mighty Evan Stone finished up the sex of the movie as they all stripped naked on the mattress. Evan rimmed Sydnee while Sydnee ate Jessica, moving into the gals turning around for Jessica to eat Sydnee while Evan boned Sydnee. The ladies fought over the cock, sucking him off aggressively before jerking him off to move onto the riding again. Jessica was the primary rider here but Sydnee got some action too, even some anal after her pussy was tapped. The foot fetish was minimal and they learned to share the facial. Yum!

Summary: Paradise Hole: Director's Long Cut by director Jim Holliday for VCA Pictures was a movie jam packed with fun, frolic, and a horde of hotties placed in positions where they were used to full effect. The technical values were as solid as ever and while the extras might've been used more than once (the BTS), the commentary alone gave me a lot of enjoyment. I decided to rate this one as Recommended since Paradise Hole: Director's Long Cut will appeal more to fans of Jim's then the general masses but while the sex often left me wanting more from the ladies, it had some serious stroke, replay, and fuck for the buck value that most anyone should appreciate.

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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