Running Time: 114 min.
Production Date: 11 / 2002
Director: Jim Holliday
Cast: Chloe Dior, Kelli Passion, Alex Sanders, Selena Steele, Shayla LaVeaux, Carolyn Monroe, Hunny Butter, Ryan Conner, Amythiest Stone, Felecia, Tanya Danielle, Olivia Saint, Brooke Hunter, Alexis Malone, Lee Stone, Anthony Hardwood, and Vanessa MacKenzie in sexual roles and Root Loggins, Mickey Black, William Margold, and Monica Mayhem in non-sex roles.
Initial Expectations: Jim Holliday makes some amazing fuck movies! Although I have been disappointed a couple times, the disappointments have been few and far between enough that Iím still going in with very high expectations!
Initial Reaction: Itís a pretty typical Jim Holliday fuck flick, which is a good thing!
Who Should Watch It : Anybody who wants hot fucking with a fun and light plot
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody who doesnít want a lot of anal, ass-licking, or lesbian sex
Audio /Video Quality: The audio is very clear and well balanced. The video is very clear, nicely lit, and just all around impressive! Thereís a couple spots where the lighting is off slightly, but even those spots arenít too noticeable.
Music: As usual with Jim Holliday, Reno and the Rumrummers and Jan and Derol and the Steamrollers provide the music, as well as N. Earl Sly and the West Salsa BorderJumpers. Itís your normal Jim Holliday music, which means it has a laid back feel that very few people would connect with porn. Itís nicely balanced with the rest of the audio.
Menus: The menus are nicely done. The main menu is a bit cheesy, but still fun. The chapter menu lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of the scene and the name of the leading lady from the scene. It also lets you choose where in the scene you want to go.
The Feature: Jim Holliday movies have never been known for having a wildly complex plot, and Aces in the Holes is no different. This Holliday adventure revolves around a poker contest in Nowhere, Nevada. You really donít need to know anything more than that, and if you try to find anything there beyond sex youíre probably going to hurt yourself.
Things start out with Chloe Dior and Alex Sanders. Alex thinks about cards a little, but Chloe changes his train of thought with a bit of cocksucking. Alex returns the favor by giving Chloe a great ass-licking, and then bones her butt in a couple positions before cumming on her mouth. Itís a great way to open things up, and gives you just what so many people have come to expect from Jim Holliday, namely a good anal scene with some nice rimming.
Hunny Butter, a very hot brunette, and Anthony Hardwood, a bleached blonde surfer-dude type looking guy, get it on next with Hunny starting things out sucking his cock. Hunny has him eat her pussy, as well as her ass and feet, before spooning her ass. Hunny also rides Anthony reverse cowgirl with her ass while holding an egg vibe against her pussy before taking a nice facial. Itís a hot scene with very good chemistry and energy. Hunny has impressed me in every other scene Iíve watched her in, and this one is no different!
Kelli Passion and Lee Stone get busy next. Lee works his way from her tits to her twat and tail. Kelli gobbles his knob in return before laying back on the bed for him to bone her. They keep going with reverse cowgirl and doggie before Lee decorates her ass. Itís a hot scene with great energy and nice chemistry. Kelli obviously loves to fuck, and it shows with how she takes on Lee here!
Selena Steele and Felecia get busy on the tables in the next scene. After a quick game of 21 and drawing for the high card, Selena goes to work on Feleciaís kitty and nipples. Felecia returns the favor with the help of a few glass dildos, and works over both Selenaís pussy and ass before sealing things with a kiss. Itís your typical Jim Holliday lesbian scene, which of course means itís a top notch lesbian scene. The girls are into each other and thereís nice energy that doesnít go way over the top.
Lee Stone fucks Ryan Conner in the ass for the next scene. In a nice touch, the scene starts with Lee spearing Ryanís ass doggie style before cutting back to show them exchanging oral favors. Lee gives Ryanís pussy a bit of cock while she roughly works on his nipples before getting back to anal. Ryan rides him reverse cowgirl style before dropping down to take Leeís man gravy on her tongue, and even looks like she might swallow a little down. Itís another darn hot scene, just as Iíve come to expect from Ryan and Holliday.
Next up, dealers Kelli Passion and Tanya Danielle get busy outside. Kelli works Tanyaís pussy over with her tongue, fingers, and a dildo and rims her up really good before letting Tanya return the favor. Chloe Dior returns to hook up with them, and helps Tanya work over Kelly orally. Tanya also gets her turn for some double tongue action, and the scene fades out feeling like thereís still a little left to go. This is pretty rare for Hollidayís movies, and unlike many other directors who do this, the scene did seem like it was getting close to a complete finish.
After a little side-bet on the tables, Alex Sanders takes on Amythiest Stone, Olivia Saint, Vanessa MacKenzie, Ryan Conner, and Brooke Hunter. Alex lets the girls work him over orally before having them line up and bend over so he can get a taste of each ass before fucking them. Alex makes his way through Ryan with reverse cowgirl, Amythiest spooning, and Olivia with a bit more reverse cowgirl. The girls all leave before Alex can fuck the last two, only to have them replaced with the excellent Hunny Butter! Hunny rides Alex and finishes things with a great facial. Hunny has left the business right now, and I really hope she changes her mind and finds her way back into Jim Hollidayís office!
Finally, Carolyn Monroe, who still looks absolutely amazing, and Shayla LaVeaux get it on after the poker match is done. Shayla hoists her legs in the air to let Carolyn at her cookie before turning around so Carolyn can give her a dildo while licking her ass. Shayla starts with Carolynís toes when itís time to return the favor, and then moves up to work on her pussy and ass with toy and tongue. Finally, Shayla gets out the strap-on to work over Carolynís ass before things fade out with Carolyn giving Shaylaís ass one last lick. Itís a great ending scene that makes me really glad that Shayla has stuck around the industry as long as she has and that Carolyn has returned!
Aces in the Holes is just what one expects from Jim Holliday. The storyís light but has some nice fun thrown in that trivia fans should love and sets up the scenes very nicely. The sex is hot, and has a very nice focus on rimming, anal sex, and girl - girl action. I know that most people think of VCA as bland ďcouples sexĒ, and with Jim Holliday consistently putting out movies like this I canít figure it out. Thereís only been a couple of Jimís movies that disappointed me, and this isnít one of them! After watching many of Jimís past movies, this is just what I look to him to provide, although sadly there isnít as much foot action here as in some of his past movies. Aces in the Holes is a fun and slightly nasty fuck flick that should take more than a few people more sittings to get through than they can count on their fingers!
Extras: VCA has put more than a little effort into this DVD! As it has with many of its other DVDs, it gives you the option of watching the movie in Wall to Wall mode, which eliminates all the fast forward fodder. It also gives you the choice of whether or not you want the multiple angle icon to be displayed when different angles are available. As usual, theyíre also real multiple angles from everything I saw. Bios are included for Shayla LaVeaux, Selena Steele, Felecia, and Chloe Dior, each of which includes a little personal information, a few photos, and a link to the starís scene. The photo gallery lasts about two and a third minutes with about seven seconds per full screen photo, each of which has a slightly soft feel. Trailers are included for Jim Hollidayís Floss, Eye Candy Refocused, and the excellent Paradise Hole. Thereís also behind the scenes featurettes, a commentary, and contact and internet information.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts about twelve and a half minutes and was directed by Wit Maverick. You get to see plenty of the stars interacting behind the scenes, as well as Jim preparing a few of the girls who foolishly show up on the set wearing a bra and panties! You also get to see a little of the scenes being shot, including a small interview with Wit Maverick and a cameo from Henri Pachard. As usual, the featurette covers a couple of Jim Hollidayís features, but itís a nice behind the scenes featurette.
Holliday Casino lasts about fourteen minutes. Unlike most behind the scenes featurettes, this one is actually interactive. Roughly every two minutes you get the choice between continuing to watch the featurette, watching the movie, or leaving the featurette completely. If you choose to watch the movie, youíll switch to the movie for roughly a minute, and then cut back to the featurette at the end of that segment. Itís a very different way of doing a behind the scenes featurette, and works great! You get to hear how Jim Holliday sets up the scenes, and the only problem is that the last part you have some of a sex scene drowning out what youíre seeing. Itís a very annoying problem, and brings down the featurette a bit.
Finally, thereís a commentary with Jim Holliday and Selena Steele, complete with a message from Jim for any of us fuckheads who consider ourselves critics. Thatís right, Jim always knows all the sweet things to say to get on somebodyís good side, even when many of us really like his movies (which he never seems to want to admit). When heís not railing on critics, Jim and Selena talk about the people in the movie, sex, and shooting the movie in fairly technical detail. Itís an interesting commentary for those of us who donít know a lot about filmmaking, and like many of Hollidayís other commentaries, I came out of it feeling a little smarter as well as being fully entertained. Itís a well done commentary and one thatís well worth listening to if youíre a fan of Jim Holliday or Selena Steele.
Themes: Straight, rimming (male > female and female > female), anal, toe-ing, lesbian, toys, spanking, and group
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Condom Usage: 100%
Overall: Currently, most VCA DVDs are available for between $18 and $25 with most stores offering them for around $20. If youíre a Jim Holliday fan, this one will be well worth the money! The storyís fun and light and the sex is darn hot! The technical aspects are also near flawless and thereís some very nice extras.
Note to VCA: Itís great to see you maintaining day and date releases so well, especially when you put as much effort as this into the DVD!
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