Cast: Carter Cruise, Michael Vegas, Xander Corvus, Richie Calhoun, Sara Luvv, Toni Ribas, Chanel Preston, Ryan McLane, Katrina Jade, Stallion
Length: 169:03 minutes
Date of Production: 2015
Extras: The extras included a 31:06 minute long Behind the Scenes feature which was more about the directors interviewing the cast members (but I liked it a lot), a “pick your pleasure” menu, a photogallery, trailers, spam, and some company information.
Audio/Video Quality: Fantasies was presented in a crisp, anamorphic widescreen as shot by director Jacky St. James, Eddie Powell, and Paul Woodcrest for New Sensations. Using the talents of the guys on cameras, editor Gabrielle Anex, and even Scott Taylor writing some of the material, Jacky and team applied the technical prowess to get things looking and sounding great. The flesh tones were very accurate and the composition of most camera angles looked good, the editing as smooth as ever to draw attention away from the technical side so viewers can just enjoy the resulting four vignettes. There was a company watermark on the lower right hand corner of the screen for those who care. The aural components were satisfying too, the music, vocals, and ambient sounds all blended in for a welcome upgrade from the plethora of generic sounding releases I put up with on a weekly basis. As with the visual aspects of the movie, the audio portion was handled nicely, perhaps other companies will start paying more attention too.
Body of Review: Jacky St. James, Eddie Powell, and Paul Woodcrest are the talented directors at New Sensations, each of the three accomplished in the field of pornography. Their latest release is actually a collaboration effort instead of a single director driven set of vignettes in the “Tales From The Edge” series, a title called Fantasies. I was curious to see the set of four scenes showing women in vignettes engaging in various fantasies over the usually narrowly drawn niche they typically offer on their own works, some pleasantly surprising action that I know couples will appreciate compared to the hardcore gonzo releases on the market. The cast of ladies certainly outshined the men here, the women including Carter Cruise, Sara Luvv, Chanel Preston, and Katrina Jade, each given a spotlight scene with a lot of care put into it.
The back cover said this about the movie: “A night of good friends and good drinks turns into a wild night of sex and passion when Carter and her 3 college roommates turn her sexual fantasy into reality. Eager to realize her fantasy of having sex with a stranger, Sara meets two men on a business trip and invites them back to her hotel room for wild, anonymous sex... but there is a twist. For her 5-year anniversary celebration, an unsuspecting Chanel has her bedroom fantasy brought to life by her husband and a complete stranger. Passions ignite when Katrina invites a colleague over to hammer out a contract drawn up by her husband - a contract that involves her having sex with another man... Him.”
The company press release then described the collaboration like this: “New Sensations announces its newest "Tales From the Edge" release, "Fantasies." A collaboration from award-winning directors Jacky St. James, Eddie Powell, and Paul Woodcrest, the four scene vignette features superstar Carter Cruise in the industry's first scripted, couples-themed gang bang. Helmed by Jacky St. James from a script by New Sensations President Scott Taylor, the 50-minute scene stars 2015 AVN and XBIZ Best New Starlet Carter Cruise as a conservative university grad looking to have one "crazy" college story to tell before moving on to the real world. An impromptu game of strip poker with her male friends soon sets the stage for an exhilarating evening of heartfelt confessions and high stakes fun. "The word gangbang has a certain connotation to it when you look at adult films. Most are on the harder core end and a bit extreme," Jacky St. James said. "This was one of my favorite scenes to direct and the first I’ve ever directed that I haven’t written. It’s a connected sex scene involving multiple people as a kind of last 'hurrah' to their college experience. It’s a gangbang that couples can actually enjoy together – which makes it another groundbreaking idea from Scott Taylor." "Fantasies" includes three additional vignettes featuring tales of voyeurism, sex with strangers, threesomes, and hotwifing. Chanel Preston plays a wife who on her fifth year anniversary agrees to be blindfolded by her husband, unaware of his plans to bring a stranger into their bedroom to watch and join in on their lovemaking. Sara Luvv is a mysterious young woman who picks up two strangers in a bar for random sex, but must convince one of them she's not a black widow killer like the ones he's seen on episodes of "Forensic Files." Katrina Jade portrays a hotwife who calls on a business colleague to go over a sex contract written up by her husband, but meant for them.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Carter Cruise, Michael Vegas, Xander Corvus, and Richie Calhoun, were up first playing poker in a modestly lit room with wood paneling. The performers were college friends about to graduate and as one thing led to another, it became a strip poker game with friendly benefits, Carter raising the stakes and the guys graciously following. The initial banter included the kind of ball busting humor guys use, the music was upbeat as things progressed, and though the guys seemed about as college age as the Hollywood actors in Grease looked like high school kids, their reactions were priceless as things came to a head. They ended up in bed and Carter started slobbing their knobs aggressively, easily handling them as she savored their individual tastes with her mouth, applying hand to gland friction to keep the other two entertained while inhaling the modest members to partially throat them and nuzzle their nuts. This led to various positions of active vaginal riding, Carter’s facial expressions delightful as she continued to stimulate all three men at once, some anal and DP (double penetration) leading to DV (double vaginal) and airtight sex where she had a cock in each hole. This kind of thing is not common in couples friendly titles from the company, the foursome more interesting to watch than those in most gonzo releases. Carter looked like a million bucks too, from her pretty eyes to the pierced nipples to the precious pussy and perfect pucker she sports, she radiated the sense of desire and chemistry not typically found in weaker efforts, the gal draining their dragons of sperm to have her face glazed like a donut ending it on a high note with them all in bed.
Scene Two: Sara Luvv, a sexy brunette with a juicy little ass and pretty face, was up next having picked up Toni Ribas and Richie Calhoun, the fantasy that her husband gave her a hall pass for the convention weekend. The guys questioned her motives in classic comedy fashion but she pounced on Toni to do him first before promising to do Richie, her naked body rubbing on him convincing Toni that his fears were less important than getting some premium trim. She easily throated Toni as pervert Richie watched, shooting footage with his cell phone as the first pairing showed her all natural, perfect little hardbody actively riding the heavily accented fellow. He gobbled her gash and used his hand to make her squirt too, her eye contact superior as they engaged in a myriad of positions where she went over the top performing to give more effect. The vixen had a tiny triangle of pubic hair which made her look younger no matter how much older her reasoning for the tryst aged her persona, the gal whispering to both of them as the first half of the encounter showed Toni making her wet and Richie documenting the fun which added to her fantasy. Toni rimmed her and took her in doggy from there, the man dripping in sweat while she had a light sheen herself, her aggressive oral seeming increasingly frenzied before Toni reciprocated to drive her crazy, Sara milking his balls dry of semen as she begged for his manly fluids that he subsequently launched on her crotch and lower torso. She kicked Toni out and Richie approached her, the rest of the scene involving a spoiler so go watch it yourselves.
Scene Three: Chanel Preston, a curvy women who is arguably one of the most currently versatile hotties in porn, was up next in a tryst with Ryan McLane and Xander Corvus to celebrate her fifth anniversary with a bout of hotwifing. The opening montage setting things up had Ryan and Chanel eating a fancy meal, Ryan narrating the circumstances before handing her a gift, the couple ending up in an elegant bedroom where he convinced her to wear a blindfold once naked. He had her lay on her stomach as he oiled her up, the two engaging in some verbal bantering before Xander traded places; Ryan remaining in the room as Xander took over massaging her delicious body. The men traded off a time or two from there, the massage getting increasingly erotic but slowly building up tension as she remained deprived of her sight, Ryan devouring her hairy snatch before Xander took over once more. Chanel enjoyed the oral stimulation, her nipples rock hard and respiration rate elevating, the pacing extremely slow but remaining erotic thanks to the appeal of Chanel for the most part. Xander then used his hand to get her off, her juices flowing easily as she got off to find out what was going on, showing an appropriate amount of being freaked out before an interlude where her discomfort at what happened was eased with alcohol and the trio hanging out in bed. This made the scene markedly different in how the sex proceeded without the BS automatic acceptance all too often displayed, the guys making a Chanel sandwich as the guys caressed her and she pawed back. Chanel wrapped her hand and mouth around Xander;s turgid boner from there, Ryan eating her out as they savored the carnal delights of the moment. The pacing from there was more like the company’s scenes tend to be, the guys taking turns getting blown and fucking her, avoiding any male on male contact thankfully as Chanel shined in handling both to her level of pleasure. Her ass rippled as Ryan pounded her pussy in doggy, Chanel looking up at Xander as she nearly throated him to the hilt, the established rhythm escalating as Ryan nutted on her boobs and Xander unleashed his manly seed all over her torso, some post coital head and kissing ending the sex before Ryan and Chanel were shown in bed cuddling together.
Scene Four: Katrina Jade, a lean tattooed hotty with an exotic look to her, was up next with “Stallion”, a bearded black guy who was the least known performer of the cast. They sat at a glass dinning table and went over a contract her husband wrote, Katrina establishing at the onset that this was for her, not for him. The contract was apparently an agreement where she was allowed to pleasure herself using his body, their kisses on the large white couch leading to her aggressively slobbing his knob, whispering to him how good he was as she focused most of her oral efforts on the head of his cock, her hand pumping away at the shaft or the erection though she did provide some hands free head and dove deep as able. He seemed much too passive about her efforts though her good eye contact helped make it work well enough, some whispered comments of his pushing her to work harder as her slinky black lingerie rode up her lithe young frame. Her blowjob led to mounting his cock to actively ride in various positions, additional head punctuating the boning and her bald beaver taking a lot of punishment as he tore into her. Her ass looked especially hot rippling as he took her in doggy but the spooning worked best showing off her tits bouncing around, the cowgirl variations allowing Katrina to go as deep or shallow as she desired to trip her trigger, the gal begging him for his seed in a vaginal creampie as she told him to “fuck the contract”, though most of his spew was directed on her lower torso when he pulled out of her.
Summary: Fantasies by director Jacky St. James for New Sensations was a set of four scenes showing some very attractive and first rate ladies working with the usual men, the production values, the casting of ladies like Carter Cruise, Sara Luvv, Chanel Preston, and Katrina Jade, and the replay value meriting a rating of Highly Recommended for couples and fans of vignette porn. The complaints were minor, the company forgoing the usual two bonus scenes since Jacky was a major player (Eddie and Paul’s titles always get two additional bonus scenes as extras while hers don’t) and the men not really A listers for the roles (my favorite vignette had three guys that looked more like they could teach college rather than just be graduating with Carter), but the nuances of the interactions and other details really showed some polishing up that is uncommon in modern porn, the kind many reviewers miss when speeding through a scene rather than simply watching (and enjoying) it. In short, Fantasies was the latest in the “Tales From The Edge” line, augmented by providing a broader range of material as well as a hint more “edge” of hardcore than usual which positions it better against competitors and hardcore gonzo alike so check it out to see why I liked it so much.