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Genre: Feature, Crime
Director/Writer: Michael Raven
Cast: Ava Vincent, Evan Stone, Jessica Drake, Dillion Day, Julie
Meadows, Alec Metro
Non-sex roles: Anthony Crane, Jim Enright, Sadie Drake-Stone (the dog that
Jessica, ugh, shares her drink with), others
Length: ~97 minutes
Date of Production: 8/16/00 (box), 5/3/00+5/4/00 (cue cards during
the behind the scenes feature)
Extra's: trailers, photogallery, double sided dvd cover, 12 minute
long Behind The Scenes feature, CREDITS!
Audio/Video Quality: The picture was kind of grainy which made me
wonder why Michael sticks with film instead of using the much clearer
looking video. The difference in clarity between the behind the scenes
footage and the feature itself is like night and day. The audio track for
vocals was well done when it synched up correctly and the music was
Body of Review: Adrenaline is a modest attempt by Michael Raven to
shoot a down to earth movie without all the psycho-babble he usually likes
to throw in and call art. The great thing about this idea is that it works
well for him. This was a story in the Bonnie and Clyde vein in which the performers acted in a believable fashion, the sex fit the
story and had plenty of chemistry with heat too. Sure, the use of film
caused some problems but they usually don't get too bothersome to interfere
with your enjoyment of the movie. Here's a quick breakdown of the scenes without giving too much
of the story away:
Scene One: Ava, looking great, took on Evan in a gas station after
robbing it's attendant. The sex was oral, straight and a facial but had lots
of chemistry and energy. They obviously had fun and it showed.
Scene Two: Jessica and Evan had sex in a field during a picnic. She
looked great, as did he, and the sex was exactly as well done as you would
expect from the real life couple. It also had a playfulness that told me
they enjoy being with one another (as well as getting paid to do it as icing
on the cake).
Scene Three: Ava, now in the local jail, takes care of Sheriff
Dillion's needs. This scene actually seemed more energetic than the last one
although the chemistry wasn't as evident. A good scene for you raincoaters
as was the first one.
Scene Four: Julie, another major cutie, took care of Alec on a bed.
It was warm with a major facial but the sex acts were pretty standardized by
this point in the movie. I'm glad there wasn't a bunch of foot fetish stuff
since he seems to get into that too much.
Scene Five: Ava and Evan bone in a store room while on the run from
the law. The scene wasn't as hot as their earlier one but it was pretty
Summary: The story and sex scenes complimented one another as did the
attractive cast. I'm a fan of Mr. Raven's works although I acknowledge that
he's still learning his craft and screws the pooch once in awhile. He's from
Houston so I expect even more out of him in the future.
it's worth a rental for it's stroke value alone but fans of the cast may want to shop around for a good price. I still hate the forced spam at the front of the dvd and the
technical glitches it had but overall it was fun to watch.
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