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Set Fever

Studio: Vivid » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 4/20/03

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Set Fever


Genre: Feature

Director: Robby D.

Cast: Chelsea Sinclaire, Jesse J., Dale DaBone, Ann Marie, Eric Masterson, Anton Michael, April Flowers, Shelbee Myne, Mickey G.
Non-sex: Shy, Kaiser Sosa, Cerial Killer, Robby D.

Length: ~73 minutes (no time code)

Date of Production: 2/1/02 (credits), 2/12/01 (box)

Extra's: bonus scenes, 18.5 minute Behind the Scenes, 2 photogalleries, double sided dvd cover

Audio/Video Quality: They were both a bit mixed in quality. The picture often looked too dark and the colors too deep/saturated while the sound was too low compared to the music. There was some video grain as well which lowered the heat for me.

Body of Review: Robby D. has since moved on to Digital Playground where he directs a lot less movies these days. In a sense, it allows him to focus on a single movie at a time and make a better effort. While at Vivid, he seemingly had to make a ton of movies in the old fashioned churn them out style of porn and the movies looked like they were made that way. If a bit more care were put into them, the movies would likely look a lot better and be worth more. Such is the case with Set Fever.

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The movie details the shooting of a porno movie with Chelsea as the lead. I know this has been done a lot of times in the past but the premise makes a lot of sense-what do people in the porn field know more about? In any case, there were a lot of funny moments; from the phrases that covered the cast's t-shirts to Dale getting his comeuppance and each added to the fun here. Fans of Chelsea will be happy to know she was in the bonus scenes, in the Behind the Scenes, and in most of the scenes of the feature itself. Here's a quick breakdown of the movie by cast:

Scene One: Jesse and Chelsea had a lesbian scene that was actually pretty well done. Only licking and fingers but still warm. I just wish they didn't edit in the humorous taping sequences since they distracted me and lowered the heat.

Scene Two: Chelsea and Dale on a bed. The picture quality was lower than I prefer but it was okay. Like all the other male/female scenes, a condom was used (protecting the health of the cast). Oral and vaginal only.

Scene Three: Ann and Eric had a short scene together on a set. There seemed to be some chemistry between the two and she looked cute.

Scene Four: Chelsea, who got lots of exposure in this movie, had yet another scene-this time with Anton- on a couch. The sex was still limited to oral and vaginal but it was fun to watch.

Scene Five: April, perhaps the cutest gal here, and Shelbee, the curviest babe here, took on Mickey while on a couch. The combination of youth and experience was a good idea and I only wish the scene was longer (a lot longer). Yum!

Summary: I honestly have mixed feelings about this one. On one hand, the sex was fun enough to watch, the Behind the Scenes feature good enough to recommend, and the cast attractive enough, while on the other hand, the sex was pretty cookie cutter, the production values weaker than average, and the movie too short. As such, I'm setting this one as a rental but if you see a good sale or really like Chelsea, it's worth a recommended level status. That there was no time code and some other minor problems like the focused spam at the front of the dvd didn't help either.

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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