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Studio: Sin City » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 12/28/03

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended


Sin City Entertainment

Genre: Feature

Director: Michael Raven

Cast: Karina, Steve Hatcher, Chloe Dior, Alex Sanders, Kaylani Lei, Michelle Michaels, John West, April, Randy Spears, Pat Myne, Kellie Tyler, Steven St. Croix
Non-sex by George "Fozzie" Kaplan and Bud Lee

Length: 109.5 minutes

Date of Production: 1/22/2003 (box), 1/15/03 (credits) (per the audio commentary, it was shot in the summer of 2002)

Extra's: For me, the best extra was the 66 minutes of Behind the Scenes footage. It provided a lot of interesting footage and made the people look real to me. There was an audio commentary by Michael Raven but he has a habit of going quiet during the sex scenes and doesn't say much otherwise either. There was also 66.5 minutes of interviews with the cast (there was a small glitch at about 48 minutes into it but nothing major), trailers, photogallery, credits, cumshot gallery, company profile with trailers and award winners, short biographies, and spam to round it out with. To sum it up, this was a great selection of extras and to maintain the high quality of the picture, two full discs were used.

Audio/Video Quality: The picture was shot in high definition and was presented in a widescreen 1.85:1 ratio color. I've seen a lot of Mr. Raven's films and this looked very crisp and clear compared to most of his work (he favors 16mm film and dark scenes, both of which don't transfer well to a compressed format like DVD). There was some minimal grain and occasional mosquito noise but looked better than most independent movies I've watched lately. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital English and sounded pretty solid too. There was music by a local band and it all worked pretty well this time.

Body of Review: Sin City Entertainment has made a number of stylish features over the years, including movies like Heaven and others. In a release that came out earlier this year, Riptide, director Michael Raven once again provides a stylish feature for fans to enjoy, this time a look at an uncover agent trying to bring a criminal mastermind down. Here's what the box cover said:

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"Adrenaline. The rush, the thrill, a heartstopping sexual blast that blows anything else away. Enter the world of extremes, the world of Jonny Dark (Steve Hatcher), a deep cover agent who infiltrates a band of over the edge surfers on a bank robbing crime spree. Sirus (Alex Sanders), the manic leader of the gang and agent Dark play a cat and mouse game of wits and guts in the surf and in the sack and over Sirus's ex-girlfriend the wildly beautiful Sapphire (Chloe Dior). From the first explosive moment "Riptide" rips away all conventional adult cinema in a tidal wave of raw wild sexual energy… from the stunning HIGH DEFINITION visuals to the breath-taking women and the pulse pounding, mindbending action in and out of the surf and Sin City Films "Riptide" sets a new standard in adult erotic entertainment."

If you like hot sex and a decent feature, you're going to want to check this one out. It's reminiscent of No Limits and Rush, with a lot going for it:

Scene One: The movie started off with a warm scene by the hot looking Karina, a blonde with a curvy body, and Steve, in bed. He went down ion her, she playfully returned the pleasure, and they then screwed in several position. I liked that they had some foreplay at the beginning and her facial expressions as she teased him during the oral was cool but a lot of you are going to hate that there was an internal pop shot (I think he couldn't help blowing his load since she was a hotty).

Scene Two: Chloe, the major babe brunette with the killer body, and studly Alex, had a scene on a couch. She gave him an awesome blowjob, combining hand movement, head bobbing, slobbering and eye contact as well as alternating amounts of depth with some playfulness, to get him erect. She sits on his face soon after that and he willingly laps her up like there's no tomorrow before she sits atop his lap, inserting Mr. Happy into her waiting crotch. She rode him hard and wet until they switched out to doggy style and then finished up with missionary with a pop shot to her face. Yum!

Scene Three: We are then treated to a threesome on a large bed with the attractive blonde Michelle, the talented Hawaiian Kaylani, and muscular John. They each got and gave some oral sex, usually high intensity oral at that, and then they screwed in a host of different positions. My favorite was when both gals had their asses in the air, side by side, for him to swap back and forth with. This is any man's dream and they all looked good going at it. It ended with a pop shot to their heads. This was one of the best scenes of the movie.

Scene Four: April, a popular gal with plenty of talent on screen, took care of both Randy and Pat on a porch, first by blowing them and then by riding the heck out of them. This was a pretty good scene, with Randy popping on her sweet ass and Pat popping on her chest, but not her best work to date. I liked the technical aspects of it (the lighting was great, the camera positions solid and the audio good) but it somehow fell short for me.

Scene Five: Chloe, still looking like a super-babe, and Steve, had a scene on a beach. She kept good eye contact as she blew him but it didn't last long until she climbed aboard his face for a bit of a taste test on his part. After getting her slightly wet, she moved back down and rode him cowgirl style for a while and then they did doggy, which looked even hotter. He finished by rubbing out a load with some of it going into her mouth but it would've been hotter if she had stroked him off.

Scene Six: Kellie, a lean little brunette with a beautiful face, started off the last sex scene by giving Steven some head as he drank his beer on a couch. She attentively took care of him before climbing aboard the Steven-train and rode trigger for a while. Her strokes were short but quick and it wasn't long before he blew his load all over her. It was a limited but solid scene in terms of heat with her providing all of it.

Summary: The feature, the technical values, and the extras all support the wonderful cast in making this DVD worth a rating of Highly Recommended. Most of the scenes had some heat and chemistry and fans of feature porn will enjoy this many times over for its great replay value. Check it out!

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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