Extras: "Bonus Room" [3 extra scenes], "Behind the
Scenes", & a Photo Gallery. There are also some previews, an ad for
Vivid's website & something called "Sexy Talk" which is actually
the FORCED phone sex ads at the beginning [does anyone actually PAY for that..?]
Audio/Video Quality: The video is 1.33:1 full frame ratio. The picture
quality and audio is inconsistent. The ten scenes are culled from ten different
films. The majority are shot on video and have acceptable audio and video.
Preface about my method: It's my belief that compilations are
much better than full features. I mean, think about it. Why do people watch
Adult films? Is it for the compelling storylines? How bout the Oscar worthy
acting? Nope. It's for sex. Plain and simple. These Vivid compilations serve
that purpose. They present you with a DVD that cuts all the bull and gets down
Now, as far as Tia goes...i'm a BIG fan of hers. Well, maybe I shouldn't say
FAN...by definition that'd be the wrong word. How 'bout...admirer. While I don't
racially discriminate when it comes to females, I find i'm more attracted to
Latin females. Tia [according to a bio I read] is of Latin/Greek descent. So you
know what that means...
I really can't judge her on her acting ability [not that you'd necessarily
CARE about that], but I can tell you that i've YET to see a scene of hers where
it seems she's just "going through the motions". That's why in the
following review, i'll rarely comment on her performance. You know that old
saying: "If you can't say anything nice...don't say anything at all"?
I'm the opposite. If I think she's giving a bad performance, hormones aside,
i'll let ya know.
Here's a breakdown of the scenes:
Scene One ["Second Coming" featuring Jill Kelly]: This was a HOT
scene. It begins with Tia trying on an outfit for
Jill. It doesn't stay on too long though and before we know it, Tia's laying
back on the ottoman spread open and being devoured by Jill. After Tia returns
the favor for a 'lil bit, the transparent double headed dildo is brought out for
some action. It doesn't stay too long and is shortly replaced by a black anal
intruder. Tia uses it to work Jill over quite a bit. While this is happening,
the scene cuts to another couple on a balcony watching the action. We get a
couple "ariel" shots of the action which ends with Tia laying on Jill.
Then we see the couple that was watching, being shoo-ed away by a dwarf who
starts nodding at Jill who's staring at him in a hypnotic daze. This clip made
me want to check out the entire flick.
-- sponsored by --
Scene Two ["Camera Shy" featuring Nick East]: First of all,
this is the exact scene that was on the first Tia comp disc that I reviewed. It
begins with Tia dressed as an angel sitting on a chair [complete with wings],
while Nick is dressed as a devil getting some first hand experience on what
Heaven must feel like. Now, i'm not sure if this is how the scene plays out in
the full movie, but there's no foreplay whatsoever. We go from Nick on his
knees, looking like he's ready to sample some of Tia, to Nick on the chair at
full attention with Tia mounting him. :hscratch: Oh well. The grinding takes up
the majority of the scene, and Tia does a good job of it too. Then, they switch
places and Tia is spread wide and Nick does his best to make Tia's
gates...pearly. Eventually he does which brings this scene to its climax.
Scene Three ["Extreme Close Up Tia Bella" featuring Vince Vouyer]:
Vince walks in on Tia "playin". He tells her to "keep goin".
[Smart man.] After a 'lil observation, he decides to help her. We then get some
oral sex by both him and her before he bends her over doggystyle. There's one
more position [missionary] before Tia rides him til he climaxes [Rather weakly.
So weak, in fact, that you might not even realize he did if Tia didn't sell
Scene Four ["Where the Boys Aren't 11" featuring Jenteal]: Tia
asks Jenteal what she wants to do. "We have a number of activities:
horseback riding, swimming, tennis..." Jenteal says "No. I think I
want to go to jail. Where's that cop?" In walks Dyanna Lauren who handcuffs
Jenny with her arms behind her back. Dyanna sits her down and begins interrogating
her while Tia begins stripping. What follows is your standard girl/girl stuff.
Dyanna watches, but doesn't get involved. Pretty standard scene. There was some
heat, but I wasn't feeling it.
Scene Five ["Gettin' Lucky" featuring Nick East]:
Yet ANOTHER repeated scene which begins in what looks like a screening room, Nick & Tia exchange oral pleasantries
before getting down to two position business. [Tia rides & doggy] This was a
pretty good scene. Short, but good.
Scene Six ["Chasin' Pink" featuring Coral Sands]: The scene
starts as Tia's making her way up Coral's thigh in a kitchen. The transparent
double headed dildo makes an appearance. Compared to the scene with Jenteal,
this one was MUCH better. The only negative is that is suffers from low lighting
Scene Seven ["Sin-A-Matic 3" featuring AJ & Jon Dough]: The
scene begins with Tia giving her lips a workout while using her fingers to give her other lips a workout. Eventually, she stands up and leans over the counter letting "Mr. Limp" continue where she let off before engaging in some doggy-style action. While this is going on, Jon walks in. He says he has some late tapes he needs to return. "Joe Flaccid" tells him they're busy, and Jon agrees to come back. But, as he's about to leave, Tia says it's okay to stay. [I guess directing DOES have its perks.] Once Jon locks the door, he steps behind the counter and Tia begins an oral workout on him while "Senor Flaccid" is still behind her trying to maintain the illusion that he's DOING something to her. Eventually, Jon switches places and after Tia gives "limpbizkit" a few more seconds of "mercy oral", he disappears [thankfully!] leaving Jon to finish up with Tia alone.
Scene Eight ["Party Favors" featuring Cheyenne Silver, Dee, Corinne
Williams & Vince Vouyer]: This scene begins with Vince molesting
Corinne who's filming Dee & Cheyenne fooling around. Corinne obviously
isn't interested and eventually Tia runs interference by offering herself.
Corinne stops filming and decides to join Dee & Cheyenne as Christian Steele
grabs the camera and continues shooting. Eventually, Tia gets naked. While this
is happening, they cut away [a few times] to another guy getting dressed and
eventually packing a gun in another bedroom. Now, i'm sure this is relevant to
the MOVIE, but, in this scene, it's out of place. Would it have been too much
trouble to snip it out? It's almost as annoying as Vince's attempts at
witticism. Anyways...cut back to the action...Tia's now gone down on Vince while
the three ladies are taking turns munching on another. There's some penetration
both of the missionary and doggy variety while Dee, Corinne & Cheyenne stay
in their corner for the entire scene. After riding Vince, the scene ends with
Tia laying back on an ottoman with Vince climaxing standing over her. I was
disappointed that there was no M/F action with Dee or Corinne. Corinne has a
nice body [though, i'm unsure if it's siliconly enhanced...].
Scene Nine ["Taxi Dancers" featuring Tim Hard]: This scene
takes place in [what looks like] a polar bear exhibit. Tia wearing an animal
print dress while she's crouching down giving Tim some head. He takes her dress
off, returns the favour for a MILLIsecond then bends her over for some
doggystyle and then some missionary. It ends with Tim climaxing after some
stimulation [both oral & manual].
Scene Ten ["Fresh" featuring TJ Hart & James Bonn]: This
scene begins with both TJ & Tia buck naked in [what looks like] a courtyard.
TJ administers some oral satisfaction to James whle the occasional person walks
by. Eventually, James bends TJ over for some doggystyle while TJ is munching on
Tia who's reclining. Position switch to missionary with TJ reclining this time
while Tia watches. Eventually James climaxes with some manual stimulation from
Tia. This was a lukewarm scene.
Scene One ["Betrayed By Beauty" featuring Meriesa, Dale Dabone
& Pat Myne]
Scene Two ["Nice Neighbors" featuring Gina Ryder & Mark Davis]
Scene Three ["Pretty" featuring Logan La Brent, Sixx & Dale Dabone]
Behind the Scenes of Betrayed By Beauty
Summary: It's weird. This compilation would've been anointed with a Recommended
rating if not for the reappearance of two scenes on the first Tia Bella
compilation I reviewed. As a collector of things [CDs, Comics & DVDs], i'm
going to assume that Vivid is counting on and marketing these discs to fans
of Tia [especially considering that she's "retired" at the moment]. If
that's the case, wouldn't it to be safe to assume that a fan would purchase any
Tia compilation that was released? [unless they already own the original flicks
where the scenes originated] So what's with the duplication? Both of the duplicates
feature Nick East. Was he responsible for the compilations? We can only assume.
So...to sum up: if you're a fan of Tia and you have the $$$, i'm sure I don't
have to recommend it to you. If you're a fan of Tia and you're on a budget, i'd say
rent it [compared to Ultimate Tia Bella]. For everyone else, i'd recommend
[Unless you've already seen the first...].