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Overall Rating 4.5 stars
8th Sin, The overall rating 4.5 stars
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Male Looks 8th Sin, The Male looks rating 3.5 stars
Sex 8th Sin, The Sex rating 4 stars
 
Plot/Acting 8th Sin, The Plot/Acting rating 4.5 stars
Extras 8th Sin, The DVD Extras rating 4.5 stars
Audio/Video Quality 8th Sin, The A/V Quality rating 4 stars
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Reviewed by astroknight  on  7/8/2005

The Little Details

Running Time: 137 min.

Production Date: 11 / 4 / 2002

Director: Paul Thomas

Cast: Angel Long, Ashley Long, Dasha, Holly Hollywood, Jesse V., Jessica Dee, Rebecca Love, Violet Blue, Alec Metro, Anthony Hardwood, Chris Cannon, Damon D’Marcos, Eric Masterson, Frazier Fox, Joey Ray, Mario Rossi, Rod Fontana, Tony Pounds, and Tony Tedeschi in sexual roles and Rafe and many more in non-sex roles

The Short Story

Initial Expectations: Paul Thomas can make some great adult movies, but sometimes misses as much as he hits. I loved Seven Deadly Sins, and if this continues on with what was there in the same fashion I can’t help but have a bit of hope here.

Initial Reaction: It has a few faults, but for the most part is very well done.

Who Should Watch It : Couples wanting some nastier sex and a bit of plot

Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting an overly soft or heavily artistic couples movie

The Technical Stuff

Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are pretty good. The audio is clear and nicely balanced. I didn’t notice any background noises, but there were a few spots where the audio appeared to be dubbed. The video is also well done. The movie is shot on film, so there is a bit of grain, but it’s handled very well. It’s nicely lit and there’s no soft focus blurs or camera motion to interfere with things.

Music: There’s a little music here and there through the movie, but it rarely happens during the sex.

Menus: The main menu is nicely done. It has a nice style and animation, and gives a good first impression. The chapter menu is also pretty well done. In addition to keeping with the style of the main menu, it lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a title for the scene.

The Feature

An actress and her director husband. A chauffeur and his hooker girlfriend. A mail order bride and her new future husband. A cop and his wife. They’re all vastly different, yet they all find their lives somehow connected.

Scene 1 - Holly Hollywood and Alec Metro

Actress Holly, a nice looking bottle blonde with a very nice natural body, starts things out with her husband and director Alec. When she has problems with the love scene, she rejects his suggestion of them fucking on camera. Instead they head to the lingerie shop. After getting a little turned on leaving the curtain to the changing room open, they get it on in the limo as they’re driven around. Alec takes Holly over his knees to pull her panties back and admire her ass before pulling her thighs around his ears to start eating her. After a couple more exhibition experiences, Holly goes down on Alec at their place by the pool where their neighbor can have a good view of the action. He works her pussy and ass over with his tongue in return before fucking her from behind. They magically move to the bed for a modified spoon for Holly’s pussy before Alec slides it into her ass. Holly finishes Alec off letting him fuck her feet and then popping all over everything he can hit.

This is a hot opening. The buildup to the scene took a little long, but at the same time it worked pretty well. There’s some nice teases as they experiment, and it does let the chemistry and relationship develop between them. Holly and Alec have nice chemistry by the time they actually fuck, and although the sex scene doesn’t last overly long it does work well. This is a nice start to the movie.

Scene 2 - Holly Hollywood, Alec Metro, Joey Ray, Jesse V., Jessica Dee, Damon D’Marcos, and Violet Blue

Alec and Holly experiment with the group scene next. Alec watches as Holly takes on Damon exchanging oral favors. At the same time, Joey fucks golden haired Jessica in the ass missionary style as Jesse lends a little moral support. Finally, Alec gets it on with Violet as Holly has a few problems with the situation.

This is a throwaway sex scene. It’s there just to add to the story, and I don’t think the entire thing lasts five minutes. There’s no pop shots anywhere, and you can barely tell who some of the performers are. Although there’s a lot of potential with the talent here, the scene just left me disappointed because none of it was really put to use.

Scene 3 - Angel Long, Ashley Long, Rebecca Love, Frazier Fox, Tony Pounds, Chris Cannon, and another guy

After blondes Angel and Ashley play with busty brunette Rebecca in the park, they park Rebecca on Chris’s lap and strip each other down a little. Frazier goes after Angel’s twat orally while Chris gives Ashley’s twat a little tongue action. After Tony Tedeschi comes in to remind Rebecca that she’s only supposed to touch the girls, the girls each take on a few of the guys. Frazier sticks with Angel to play with and fuck her pussy while she sucks another guy and Ashley and Chris exchange oral favors and fuck doggie style. Angel lets the other guy spear her ass reverse cowgirl style and Ashley lets Chris spoon her ass. Finally, both girls takes facials to finish things up, with Angel taking two and Ashley taking one.

This is a pretty hot scene, and lasts a surprisingly long time. Both Ashley and Angel look great and turn out nice anal scenes. The action is nicely balanced between them, and doesn’t shy away from capturing the anal very well. My only complaint in the scene is that there’s several times when I really couldn’t tell who was fucking Angel. That’s a pretty minor complaint, and overall this scene worked very well for me.

Scene 4 - Rebecca Love and Tony Tedeschi

Busty brunette Rebecca gets it on with limo driver Tony after he pulls over. She leans over to mouth his manhood while he plays with her great ass. Tony encourages her to jack his cock as she sucks him, and finally gives a small pop up in the air. Afterwards, Rebecca rubs it around her face a little and goes after the last little bit.

This is a hot little oral scene. Rebecca puts some very nice effort into sucking cock and Tony does a good job of sitting back so that camera can capture it all nicely. It doesn’t waste a lot of time, and although it’s a short scene it seemed like it had a perfect length.

Scene 5 - Rebecca Love and Eric Masterson

Rebecca starts out the next scene teasing office coworker Eric. She talks about how she stripped down and let the boss kiss her ass to get the promotion before getting down on her knees and taking his cock into her mouth. She sits on the edge of the desk and lets Eric fuck her before letting Eric lay back on the desk and bouncing on his bone reverse cowgirl style. Finally, Eric strokes himself onto Rebecca’s rack.

This is a pretty hot scene. I love how the scene starts out with a nice long scene and Rebecca stripping down to show her nicely enhanced body. No, I’m not a fan of obvious implants, but there’s something about Rebecca that really does it for me. She and Eric have very nice chemistry and put nice energy and vocals into the scene. The only thing I didn’t like about the scene is that it had a few too many shots that looked like they were peeking around the corner.

Scene 6 - Rebecca Love and Tony Tedeschi

When Rebecca gets bored waiting for Tony to finish working on the limo, she sits on the stool by his feet and diddles herself watching him. She pulls his creeper back so he can eat her pussy before he stands up for her to work on his cock and balls. Once again, Tony pops on Rebecca’s big fat titties.

This is another nicely done oral scene. I like how it started out slowly with Rebecca watching him before pulling him back to get a little something. The oral worked out pretty well here, but at the same time it fell short for me because of Rebecca and Tony having an oral scene just a couple scenes ago.

Scene 7 - Rebecca Love and Mario Rossi

Rebecca takes on Mario in a hotel room next. They start out with some passionate kissing on the bed before Mario moves his mouth down to her massive mammaries. Rebecca moves up to sit on his face before slowly working her mouth around Mario’s meat. She lets Mario fuck her doggie style before riding him reverse cowgirl style. Finally, Rebecca strokes Mario onto her titties.

This is an okay scene. The lighting is a little dark, and although I had the feeling that it was on purpose to add a little artistic feel to the scene, it felt unnecessary to me and instead held the scene back. The camera also seemed to wander a bit and the scene felt short. This is an okay scene that felt like it had the potential to be much better.

Scene 8 - Dasha and Eric Masterson

After struggling through a little conversation and dinner, Eric and his beautiful blonde mail order bride Dasha get busy. As Eric babbles about how maybe it’s best if she can’t understand him, Dasha she shows him that sometimes words aren’t needed as she strips down at the table. They head to the bedroom where she gives him a smile and a nice kiss and starts to undress him. They kiss each other’s tits before Eric tongues Dasha’s pussy. She moves off him to give him a little show with a blue dildo and her ass, and after Eric comes over to give her a little more tongue they fuck reverse cowgirl style. Dasha rewards Eric with some knob gobbling before he finally pops on her tits.

This is a very hot scene. I love how it’s mixed up with a little toy play and oral in the middle, and Dasha looks fantastic. There’s nice chemistry between Eric and Dasha, and they keep things moving nicely. This is a very well done scene.

Scene 9 - Dasha and Anthony Hardwood

Dasha gets it on with Anthony next. Anthony helps her strip down and goes right to kissing her lower lips. She reciprocates on his cock before climbing up for a reverse cowgirl ride. Dasha also lets Anthony give it to her from behind and opens up her ass for a little missionary work. Finally, Dasha lets Anthony decorate her tits.

This is a pretty hot scene. Dasha and Anthony appear to have some very nice chemistry and keep things moving nicely. The anal really looks great, but the ending was a bit weak. Dasha looked like she still had plenty to go, and there was an obvious editing cut before the pop that really hurt the scene. This had the potential to be one of the best in the movie, but the cut to pop at the end left a lot to be desired.

Scene 10 - Violet Blue and Rod Fontana

After diddling herself to a “friend” over the internet during the day, Violet feels the need for more at night with Rod in bed. When she gives him a “hint”, he runs off to strip down and beat himself up a little before coming back to shove his cock into Violet’s mouth. After a discussion of hands and blowjobs, Violet climbs up to ride Rod cowgirl style. He pounds her fast and hard while she wants it slow, and even slides a finger into her ass. They keep it going with a little spooning and missionary work before Rod blows his nutty goodness onto her stomach. Afterwards, she cleans him up and tries to suck him a bit more.

This is a pretty good scene. There’s a bit of awkwardness to the scene at the start, but it fits into the married but unhappy sex theme pretty well. There’s a lack of communication between them, and it works into the sex very well despite some nice energy to the scene. This is a pretty good scene that merges plot and sex nicely.

Scene 11 - Holly Hollywood, Jesse V., Jessica Dee, Violet Blue, Alec Metro, Damon D’Marcos, and Joey Ray

Things return to the second scene for a better look where Alec brings a blindfolded Violet to a sex party. She lets Damon admire her ass and sucks his cock before moving over to blow Joey. She moves on to let Holly and Jesse admire and spank her ass, as well as tonguing both her holes. She finally makes her way to Alec, who eats her before removing her blindfold and sliding his cock into her ass. He starts out spooning Violet’s ass and moves on to dick her derriere doggie style. Alec mixes in a little ass eating before Violet watches Jessica bounces on Joey’s cock cowgirl style and Jessica gets pounded from behind. Finally, Violet, Jesse, and Jessica line up and let Joey and Alec pop on their lineup from either side.

This is a nice scene to end things with. It does a good job of giving the movie a circular feel, and that draws it together very well. More importantly, it shows that there was some hot sex in the scene that wasn’t shown earlier. It gives a nicely different view to the action so that it doesn’t feel recycled, but it does feel a little choppy. This is an above average scene.

The 8th Sin is a very well done movie. It has a strong plot, and the cast does a very good job in their roles. More importantly, as this is an adult movie, it does a very good job of working the sex scenes into the plot. There’s a nice variety of sex in the movie, and it goes everywhere from oral to anal, with double penetrations and lesbian action being the only thing left out. Holly Hollywood and Dasha were easily the high points of the female cast for me, although Rebecca Love also did a very good job. As for complaints, I think it would have to be the editing. I can live with some of the scenes being a little short, mostly because it added a little diversity to the movie, but there were several times when I was struck by the roughness of the editing. It was easily the worst for Dasha and Anthony Hardwood’s scene, as they went from hot and heavy anal action to a slow jerking pop, but I think the movie had more positions that changed “magically” than changed by seeing the performers move from one position to another. That said, I can also understand why it was done because of the running time. The 8th Sin is a very ambitious movie, and even though it didn’t work for me completely, it definitely left me impressed and understanding why Paul Thomas has a devoted following.

The Extra Stuff

To start with, Seven Deadly Sins is included as a bonus DVD. Multiple angles are offered, although as usual they don’t appear to be quite true angles and you can’t turn off the icon. The positions room lets you go directly to specific sex acts such as blowjobs, doggie style, or cumshots. The photo gallery for the movie lasts about a minute while Dasha’s gallery lasts about two minutes. In each case you get about ten seconds per very nice looking full screen photo. Trailers are included for Cinema Obscura, Sold, and two other movies which aren’t named. There are also several bonus clips, a bio for Dasha, trailers, and commercials.

The behind the scenes featurette lasts about eleven minutes, and mixes some of the scenes being shot with interviews with the cast and crew. After a couple minutes of the sex being shot during the opening, it moves into an interview with Paul Thomas about the movie and how the nine days he has to shoot it won’t even be enough. Holly Hollywood gives an interview about her role and herself before shooting some of her scene before Rafe and Eric Masterson have a few words with a little help from Dru Berrymore and one of the crew guys. Dasha is next, with a few words about the movie and working with PT before things finish up with a little more of the movie being shot. It’s a pretty good behind the scenes featurette, but gave me the feeling that it would have been much better if it were about twice as long.

Bonus Scene 1 - Dasha and Trevor Zen

Dash and Trevor’s scene comes from Implode. They kiss a bit in a small brick room before Trevor works his mouth down to kiss and caress Dasha’s rack. He continues to make his way down to tongue and finger her pussy before letting Dasha reciprocate with a blowjob and some titty fucking. Dasha’s oral efforts start to pay off with a missionary fuck on the table in the room and continue to pay off with a doggie style fuck over the table. Finally, Dasha gets down to stroke Trevor onto her tits.

This is a pretty hot scene. I like the strong emphasis on foreplay and that Dasha uses her rack as well as her mouth to work Trevor over. The sex moves past a little quickly, but not so fast that the scene feels shorted due to some good chemistry. This is a nicely done scene.

Bonus Scene 2 - Dasha, Wendy Devine, and Anthony Hardwood

The next scene comes from That Girl is Crazy. Dasha starts on her back with Wendy sucking her tits while Anthony eats and fingers her pussy. Wendy gets a turn laying back for Anthony’s tongue as well, with Dasha lending a tongue for both her tits and pussy, before the girls team up on Anthony’s cock, balls, and nipples. Dasha takes the first fuck reverse cowgirl style as Wendy plays with her pussy, and then watches as Anthony gives it to Wendy doggie style. Finally, Dasha nibbles on Anthony’s nuts while Wendy strokes him until he explodes on her great rack.

This is a pretty hot scene. There’s nice chemistry between Anthony and the girls, and the girls keep things nicely balanced. Surprisingly, the balance is also my biggest complaint. Dasha and Wendy each take a turn being eaten, give Trevor a little oral, take a turn getting fucked, and then give Trevor a little more oral until he pops. It’s almost too well balanced, or maybe it’s just too short as one position each for the fucking doesn’t seem like much. It seems like even less with how much the girls look like they’re enjoying themselves. This is a pretty good scene that feels like it had the potential to be much more.

Bonus Scene 3 - Dasha, Mercedez, and Kira Kenner

Things go to the all girl side of things next with Where the Boys Aren’t 16. At the Dark Queen’s command, brunette and dark complected dark angel Kira is ordered to prepare the equally dark locked and skinned but white and corruptable Mercedez. They go to blonde Dasha, who lays Mercedez back and starts working her way around Mercedez’s panties. They team up on her big fat tits before moving back down to work on her pussy through a white sheet that soaks up plenty of Mercedez’s moistness. Mercedez returns the favor on Kira’s twat as she sits in front of her, with Dasha helping by lending Kira’s pussy a couple fingers and kissing her a little both above and below, before moving over to eat Dash’a pussy as Kira adds a little help in their play. Dasha squirts her approval as Kira continues to rub her pussy before the scene finally comes to a close.

This is an okay scene. The girls look to be into each other okay, but the artistic style of the scene interfered with it the most. On one hand, it was beautiful and had a fashion shoot kind of feel. On the other hand, it seemed overly limited. Most of this was due to the gyno-shots that dominated the scene, but the other part was it not going far enough. I kept thinking of how cool it would be for Mercedez’ white outfit to slowly move through a shade or two of grey before becoming black like the others. The scene is supposed to be artistic and about Mercedez being corrupted, so let it go all the way. This is a pretty average scene that has a bit of style that it doesn’t use as well as it might have.

Bonus Scene 4 - Briana Banks, Aria, and Lezley Zen

Things continue on the sapphic side with a scene from Blonde & Blonder. When a guy gets off the elevator, he finds Lezley and Briana on all fours with Lezley eating Briana eating Aria, who’s sitting on a bench and watching the rest of the action. They girls change direction, with Briana staying in the middle on her back so Aria can eat her pussy while Lezley rides her tongue, before breaking out the toys. The girls stay in formation as they continue to move around, and Aria fucks Briana with a strap-on doggie style while Briana works a wand vibe on Lezley’s twat. The girls move on to team up on Aria, with Lezley focusing on Aria’s ass with tongue and toy while Briana holds the vibe on her clit. They work Aria to a nice assgasm and finish things up with a few kisses all around.

This is a pretty good lesbian scene. The girls look into each other pretty well, but it just seems a bit too restrained. Things like the girls keeping Briana in the middle for all but the final position and two positions natural then two positions with toys just made the scene feel a bit too formulaic for me. The girls look like they’re into each other okay, but the scene doesn’t make it too far past the average mark for me.

Bonus Scene 5 - Lezley Zen and Randy Spears

The final bonus scene comes from David Stanley’s Round She Goes. Randy throws Lezley up against a wall and goes right to fucking her from behind before they go for the bed so Randy can tongue and finger her holes from behind. Lezley thanks him properly taking his cock into her mouth while giving him great intense eyes and plenty of licks. If that isn’t enough, Lezley puts her feet to work on Randy’s meat before lying back so he can fuck her missionary style. She moves up to bounce on Randy’s cock cowgirl style as he spanks her ass, and although she turns around to let Randy fuck her from behind, instead they go back to more foot play and she lets Randy pop on her feet.

This is a smoking hot scene. Both Randy and Lezley put out fantastic energy and they look to be completely into each other. I love the foot play aspect, and my only complaint about the scene is the lack of doggie after Lezley seems to be ready for it. This is a great scene, and has me needing to see the rest of the movie...

The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff

Themes: Straight, public nudity, oral, rimming (male > female and female > female), anal, group, toys, and lesbian

Raincoat Factor: Medium high

Condom Usage: 100%

The Bottom Line:

Currently, many of Vivid’s DVDs can be found online for between about $15 and $28, with most stores appearing to offer them in the $20 range. This one’s well worth the money. The movie is well done, and does a very good job blending sex and plot. The technical aspects are pretty good, but the extras (including another whole movie) really makes the package worthwhile. This is a very nice release.

Note to Vivid: Thank you for releasing all of PT’s movie rather than hacking it to little pieces like so many of his other releases.

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