Cast: Jordan Haze, Steven St. Croix, Alexa Rae, Briana Banks, Eric Masterson, Chennin Blanc, Cheyne Collins, Joel Lawrence
Non-sex by Sharon Kane and Monika Star
Length: 85 minutes
Date of Production: 9/16/02
Extra's: ~8 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by Stotts, 5 unrelated bonus scenes, 2 photogalleries, trailers, positions room, short biography of Briana Banks, double sided DVD cover, spam
Audio/Video Quality: The picture was presented in the standard 1.33:1 ratio full frame color, which is the industry standard at this time. There was some grain present and mosquito noise but the focus was sharper than most Vivid releases of late. In all, it looked okay. The audio was presented in stereo English but I didn't notice much separation between the channels (if any). The vocals were easy to hear though and the music mixed at a better (read: lower) rate than usual. The overall technical quality was higher than average for a recent Vivid feature.
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Body of Review: I like feature porn as a genre at least as much as any other. To me, seeing dozens of gonzo movies in a row is akin to starring at the sun-you burn out fairly quickly and lose perspective way too easily (it's bad on your eyes too). While a number of companies make such releases, one that has been in business for a long time still puts out some decent releases, contrary to what a few critics think, is Vivid. They have their share of problems but they also have access to some hot looking women (note: I didn't say "girls"). In their latest release, Caught Stealing, Jordan Haze takes center stage (not the advertised Briana Banks), as the "other" woman in a relationship between two brothers. There wasn't much plot although I think couples will be happy with what is there, and the sex, while strictly oral/straight, was well done. Here's a breakdown of the scenes by cast:
Scene One: Jordan, a large breasted blonde with a great face, and Steven had a scene that started in a shower but moved to a locker room. He went down on her, including some rimming, before she reciprocated by giving him a decent blowjob. They then screwed in doggy and missionary before he popped on her stomach. It was a good scene.
Scene Two: Alexa, looking fit and trim, Briana, looking cute as a button, and Eric (who I'll start calling "lucky bastard"), had a scene together on a couch. The gals warmed up a bit before he joined them and everyone received some oral loving before he started pumping away on them. He ended with a pop shot to both of them and it was an okay scene.
Scene Three: Jordan, still looking good, and Steven, had a scene on a couch during the day. It was fun and playful with her giving a great blowjob to him before he had vaginal sex with her. Yum!
Scene Four: Briana and Chennin, acting like strippers in a nudie club, took care of a customer played by Cheyne on a couch. This was an energetic scene although the chemistry varied a bit at times. There was oral and straight sex only but not bad action.
Scene Five: Jordan, having switched partners due to circumstances beyond her control, and Joel had a scene on a bed. The sex was fairly erotic in nature with only a bit of the energy I've seen these two muster in other places but worth watching.
Summary: I would have preferred Jordan get the box cover since I like her work and think she's more attractive than Briana but I understand the realities of porn advertising as well as anyone else. Briana also did a good job and the other gals, especially Alexa, were most tasty as well. There could've been much better extras and more sex in the feature itself but I think it was worth a rating of Rent It unless you're a fan of one or more of the cast, which would elevate the rating for you. The technical values showed improvement and a bit more would push me to increase the rating all by itself so check it out.
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