Cast: Ariana, Ona Zee, Steve Drake, Amber Woods, Mike Horner, Luc Wylder, Krista Maze, Michael J. Cox, Tom Byron, Derrick Lane, Serenity, TT Boy, Dave Hardman, Cal Jammer, Marc Wallice, Barbara Doll, Vince Vouyer, Woody Long, Rowan Fairmont, Juli Ashton, Jill Kelly
Length: 114 minutes
Date of Production: 11/95
Extra's: Biography of Ariana, photogallery, Hall of Fame discussion by Jim Holliday (porn historian/director), short list of VCA titles, paper catalog insert
Audio/Video Quality: To be fair, a lot of the scenes are pretty old but the technical limitations of some scenes bugged me. Lighting, focus, and other issues were present too often. The sound was about what you'd expect in most of the scenes too-not great but passable.
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Body of Review: The worth of a compilation to a consumer depends almost exclusively on the subject matter. In the case of performer driven compilations, it tends to be that if you're a fan of the lead, you'll be happy with the show but often enough, if you don't care for the performer-it'll stink. In Deep Inside Ariana, you get something for everyone. There's some anal, no condoms, an orgy, threesomes, S&M, and a range of performers from years gone by. Ariana herself was never a favorite of mine since she looked, to me at least, like she had too much plastic surgery-much like Latoya Jackson and her brother. The compilation is set up in an interview format where Ariana talks about herself and then a clip is shown. The supporting cast was pretty good here and her own sexual skill is not in doubt. Here's a breakdown of the scenes as best I could figure them out (the credits were incomplete by) by cast and movie the scene's are from:
Scene One: Sex Ranch: Ona, an older yet attractive gal, along with Ariana, took on Steve in a living room. I'm sure the sex felt better than it looked but the lighting was off, the camera angles weak, and they diminished the heat a lot for me.
Scene Two: The Butt Detective: Amber and Ariana do Mike on a bar in front of others. Strictly oral and vaginal with no condom. Not really hot and the loss of focus was troublesome but okay.
Scene Three: Night Of Seduction: Luc and Ariana on a couch. Oral and vaginal only with some measure of heat. The two were together back then and the chemistry showed.
Scene Four: Every Woman Has A Fantasy 3: Tom and Ariana had a bondage scene where she fingered his ass and used a strap on dildo on him before the two finished in a more traditional sense. The scene also had Krista and Michael doing each other while they watched. Admittedly a bit advanced action between Tom and Ariana but there was some heat too.
Scene Five: Sex Ranch: Derrick and Ariana had a scene on a staircase that included oral and straight. Fairly tame.
Scene Six: Devil In Miss Jones 5: Serenity, Ariana, TT, Dave, Cal, Marc, Barbara, Vince, Woody, Rowan, Juli, and probably a few others I didn't catch had a big orgy scene. Yeah, the technical stuff wasn't great but it looked like a heck of a lot of fun. The action included oral, straight, anal, and even a DP. Some real chemistry and heat here. No condoms for those who care (none of the scenes had them I believe).
Scene Seven: Ariana's Fantasy: Jill and Ariana had a bit of an electroshock session with Luc. It was interesting to watch and Jill looked as great as always.
Summary: I've seen this on sale fairly cheap and it's certainly worth the lower tier pricing that VCA has been experimenting with lately. While the technical aspects weren't as high as VCA is known for, keep in mind that this was made a long time ago with even older scenes. I'm listing it as a rental but fans will certainly want to rate it higher (not all the movies the scenes are from are currently available I believe). Check it out if you have any interest in the gal on the cover, Ariana.
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