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Valley, The

Studio: Zero Tolerance » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 8/2/12

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended

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The Valley

Zero Tolerance

Genre: Feature

Director: Sam Hain

Cast: Lizz Tayler, Stevie Shae, Katie St Ives, Evan Stone, Chastity Lynn, Anthony Rosano, James Deen, Chanel Preston, Tommy Pistol, Andy San Dimas
Non-sex role: Peter O’Tool

Length: 138:34 minutes

Lizz Tayler and Stevie Shae

Date of Production: 4/2012

Extras: The extras were all contained on the second disc, a 10:27 minute long Behind the Scenes feature starting them out. It was interesting to see the scenes shot in “regular” color over the noir style the feature is presented in. The BTS was followed by 31:29 minutes of cast interviews, a lot of detail provided by the group. There were then movie trailers and promotional ads for toys and lube, a photogallery tossed in as well as a large box case to hold the DVD case in.

Condoms: None

Katie St. Ives with Evan

Audio/Video Quality: The Valley was presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen as shot by director Sam Hain for Zero Tolerance. The entire production was given a old time look (you can see the marked difference when looking at the photogallery and BTS material) and it worked artistically, the director of photography was Paul Woodcrest, lighting by David “Crawdaddy” Lord, editing by Chad Lee, and sound by Freddy Fingers all contributing to a weird by appealing show. This was not the flat, even, plentiful lighting of gonzo so be forewarned that it was designed to look a particular way, the aural components also adding to the moody atmosphere of the detective tale really well indeed.

Chastity Lynn with James and Anthony

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Body of Review: Sam Hain is one of the most accomplished directors in porn these days, his work for a variety of companies like Zero Tolerance always welcome. His latest release is called The Valley, a tribute to all those detective stories from yesteryear but with a porn taste. Tommy Pistol portrays a detective hired by a powerful executive to find a missing person, finding a lot more than he bargained for in the process. I’m not going to ruin the story elements but suffice it to say that there was plenty of attention put into them, the technical aspects also showing a great deal of expertise to amplify the heated sexual exploits as described below. Pistol again proves his acting chops and all of the ladies, particularly Chanel Preston, Chastity Lynn, and Katie St. Ives, were fit to be fucked in this entertaining (and strokable) movie. The back cover stated it like this: “Gumshoe detective Marlowe is on the case to find a wealthy man's missing daughter, deep in the heard of the San Fernando Valley where the underground porn industry lurks just below the twinkling lights and palm trees. Beautiful women and powerful producers try to influence Marlowe who must keep his cool in order to navigate a maze of dangerous suspects. A breakout performance by Tommy Pistol drives this neo-noir thriller through unexpected twists and turns as exciting as they are erotic.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Chanel Preston with Tommy

Scene One: Lizz Tayler and Stevie Shae, a couple of slutty hotties, were up first in a lesbian tryst on a couch. They gobbled gash and kissed a lot, some rimming included though they savored each other from head to toe with a seductive playfulness. They fingered one another and both the shaven cuties provided a lot of dirty talk and eye contact, the way they rubbed their twats together was smoking hot as they got off. The company website described the scene like this: “We asked Lizz Tayler who she wanted to costar with and she said Stevie Shae. Then we called up Stevie privately and asked who her first choice would be. Not surprisingly she said Lizz Tayler right away. These two lovelies performed together a few times in the past and loved it so much that when they masturbate at home, it's often while thinking about their favorite costar. Their chemistry on screen is what makes The Valley so special!”

Andy San Dimas with Tommy

Scene Two: Katie St Ives, a fetching young lady with beautiful eyes, was up next as she did porn mogul Evan Stone on his desk. They jumped each other and she ended up on top of the desk, Evan milking her lactating nipples before kissing her some more in his chair. From there, she dropped won to slob his knob, a titty fuck and lots of hand to gland attention enhancing the hummer with a brief 69 included before her intense efforts relieved him of genetic juice, the gal swallowing his load of ball batter while still looking directly at him (in almost ferocious fashion). The company website described the scene like this: “Like a lot of porn fans, Katie St Ives has always had a thing for the golden age of porn. She still loves to watch smut from the 70s and 80s so she asked if we could do this special scene casting her as a Classic Porn diva while letting her bring back some of the all natural look and feel of sexy XXX days gone by in an earlier era of The Valley.”

The Extras Disc

Scene Three: Chastity Lynn, a sexy blond build for speed over comfort, was up next as the missing “Lucy”, introduced to the audience via a disc of her last performance. She was laid out on a large platform in the buff, Anthony Rosano and James Deen joining her in short order. She sported a hairy bush and sucked them off in turns, blowing one while the other tapped that dripping pussy. The tryst was not about chemistry so much as lust, the guys spooning her before banging her in doggy, spanking her ass and trading places repeatedly as she aggressively worked their rods over in heated fashion. The scene then ended when she took both wads of population pudding to her face in satisfying manner. The company website described the scene like this: “As Chastity Lynn explained, she can get laid any time she wants. All she has to do is let a guy or gal know she is willing and within an hour she can be having sex at home. So for Chastity to really get excited about fucking on film, the video has to go a lot further. She responds to the idea of 'being used' by strangers in a safe and secure roleplay environment. See for yourself!”

Scene Four: Chanel Preston, a curvy babe and well respected Xcritic blogger, was up next as she provided Tommy Pistol with enough information to crack the case. He rewarded her by vigorously rubbing her shaven snatch and fingering her, frantically going down on her in the seedy room. Chanel spread her legs wide to grant him full access, her juicy pussy getting ample attention before she reversed roles to blow him and toss his salad. She then slid his pecker into her pussy for an active ride, her fleshy ass rippling delightfully as she got really vocal (Tommy choking her a bit to intensify the tryst). It was the most sexually powerful fuck of the entire movie to this point, the couple both acting like they were working against the clock to get off with as much oral and vaginal sex as they could muster. The scene then ended when he tossed out a round of spunk all over her torso and neck, the two catching their breath before the camera faded out. The company website described the scene like this: “Chanel Preston has her own ideas of what FemDom sex should be all about. For Chanel it doesn't have to include a cuckold husband, BDSM, Bondage or physical discipline. It's much more of an emotional connection she has with her costar that puts her in the driver's seat and allows fans to savor her raw sexual passion for owning every XXX moment while you watch!”

Scene Five: Andy San Dimas, the troubled looking babe on the front cover, was up last with Tommy Pistol, her judgmental nature displayed when she visited him but revealed as something else when she came back. She made the first move in his bathroom, Tommy pulling down her panties to gobble her gash as she moaned loudly on the counter top. He then rimmed her before fucking her vaginally; Andy briefly reciprocating with a hummer before climbing back onto him to ride aggressively. Her ass looked especially tasty when it was in the air and her head was down (Tommy banging her pussy), his splooge jerked off all over her crotch by his own hand. The company website described the scene like this: “Andy San Dimas has always had a strong tilt toward the glamorous side of smut. Sure, she can be a very dirty girl and Andy is always willing to take on other roles to satisfy her fans, but given her choice Ms. San Dimas prefers to star in glossy plot driven features that blur the line between erotic stories and hardcore voyeurism.”

Summary: The Valley by director Sam Hain for Zero Tolerance covered no new ground thematically, the specific plot elements covered many times in the past in some form or another, but it was well put together, had fine technical aspects, and the sex was well above average for such a feature. The creativity and entertainment value combined with the replayability to make this a winner on several levels, my rating of Highly Recommended based on the totality of the movie, fans of features will want this one for their collections. In short, The Valley stood out from a crowd field to offer something as a porno as well as a feature flick, Tommy Pistol and Andy San Dimas almost certain to earn nods for their roles as Detective Marlowe and heiress Baxter but the entire double disc set was a great deal of fun so check it out.

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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