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The Little Details
Running Time: 100 min.
Production Date: None given
Director: Penny Nichols
Cast: Asa Akira , Carmina Kai, Charmane Star, Jessica Bangkok, Kita Zen, Alan Stafford, Charles Dera, Evan Stone, Randy Spears, and Seth Gamble
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Penthouse has made some very nice couples movies and I'll admit to having a mild case of the yellow fever. I'm looking forward to this one.
Initial Reaction: It's nothing wildly new or unique, but it is solid couples fare.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting porn focusing on chemistry and romance as well as Asian women
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting sex that isn't afraid to get a little nasty
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are nicely done. The audio is clear and well balanced, and I didn't notice any background noises. The video is presented in anamorphic widescreen and looks very nice. There's nice care put into the lighting, and just a hint of softness to the picture that makes it a little more friendly.
Music: The music fits the movie very well with a slight Asian flair, and rests quietly in the background.
Menus: The main menu blends a few stills with a little minor animation for an okay first impression. The chapter menu shows some nice care, and lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene as well as the name of the girl in it.
The FeatureAs usual with the Penthouse Forum releases, the movie centers around letters “sent in by readers”. In this case, each scene revolves around an Asian girl. Sometimes the letter is sent in by the girl, and sometimes it's by the guy. Each scene has a short intro to lead into the sex, but it's kept short and sweet.
|Scene 1 – Charmane Star and Randy Spears|
Randy spends a lot of time at the coffee shop when he can't sleep. He knows he could get company in bed, but likes Asian women. While at the diner one night Charmane struts up on some sexy red and black lingerie to join him wondering if he's been waiting for her. They kiss as he fondles her breasts and she helps him out of his shirt before Charmane kisses her way down Randy's stomach to help his cock out of his pants and into her eager mouth. The action cuts to Charmane riding Randy reverse cowgirl style in a booth before she lays back on a counter so he can lick and rub her pussy. Randy stands up to fuck her missionary style before taking her from behind. Finally, Randy pops on Charmane's chest as she looks up at him with a great smile on her face.
This is a nice opening scene. Charmane looks fantastic, and there's nice chemistry between her and Randy. They keep the action moving at a nice pace, and the action is nicely captured with good attention paid to the angles and lighting. There isn't anything over the top special about this scene, but it is hot and very friendly.
|Scene 2 – Jessica Bangkok and Seth Gamble|
As she sits at a bar enjoying a smoke, Jessica sets her sights on Seth sitting at the table behind her. She lets him know that she knows what he wants, and she's willing to give it to him. She moves over to kiss him and they help each other strip down before Jessica drops down to eagerly gobble his knob. She lets him fuck her from behind over one of the stools with some nice hair pulling as well as a few ass slaps and kisses mixed in before getting up to bounce on his bone reverse cowgirl style. Jessica eagerly sucks his cock before squealing away as Seth eats, fingers, and then fucks her pussy bow and arrow style. They even mix in a little missionary work before Seth pops a nice load onto Jessica's stomach and tits.
This is a pretty good scene. Jessica almost goes over the top with her vocals, but does seem to get into the sex quite well. The scene moves along at a very nice pace, and as usual with Penthouse is nicely captured. The only thing that really holds this scene back is the oral sex break in the middle. Part of me likes that it mixed things up in the scene nicely, but at the same time it also have the feeling that Seth was having some wood problems they had to cover for as I think I grew a new callus on my hands just watching his arm motion as he ate her pussy. There isn't anything too original about this scene, but Jessica does make it quite enjoyable.
|Scene 3 – Carmina Kai and Evan Stone|
Evan remembers meeting Carmina in a back alley during a military tour of duty several years ago. He gropes her as they kiss, and helps her strip down a little before she drops down to suck his cock. Evan lets her lay back on a crate to fuck her shaved pussy missionary style and to eat it before sitting down on a door stoop so Carmina can ride him reverse cowgirl style. Evan also takes her from behind and bow and arrow style before Carmina drops down to take his seed over her face.
This was a pretty average scene. There was nothing special about Carmina in any way, and the chemistry was average at best. The action was decently captured, but also seemed a bit drawn out. I just couldn't get into this one much.
|Scene 4 – Asa Akira and Charles Dera|
American businessman Charles experienced his first full body massage from Asa while in Asian on business. Somehow their clothes magically disappear and Asa goes from kissing Charles mouth to his chest to his cock with a bit of stroking and some ball licking mixed in. She moves up to ride Charles cowgirl style as he grabs her ass hard and slaps it before laying back so Charles can eat and play with her pussy with a little more ass slapping mixed in. He moves up to spoon Asa and fuck her missionary style before popping on her stomach and giving her a kiss.
This is a pretty hot scene. There's definitely chemistry between Asa and Charles, and it's obvious that they'd like to get a little rougher than what they seem to be able to here. This gives the scene a fairly drawn out and slow feeling, and although I really wanted to get into this scene I never got the feeling like we were seeing the scene that Asa and Charles really wanted to give us. This is a good scene, but it showed the potential to be far better than just good.
|Scene 5 – Kita Zen and Alan Stafford|
Kita has a recurring dream where she wakes up in bed, only she's in a locker room instead of her bedroom and Alan is showering in the next room. He's not surprised to see her when he comes out, and kisses her passionately on the mouth and neck while groping and pinching her tits. Alan kisses her nipples and plays with her pussy both with her panties on and off before moving down to eat her. He stands up to fuck Kita missionary style before she moves to the floor to suck his cock while giving him plenty of spit and great eyes. Kurt gives her a bit more dick from behind as well as in reverse cowgirl before Kita pulls him out to pop on her stomach and hand.
This is a nice scene. Yes, the setup is a bit cheap and hokey, but that's not that unusual for this series, and even when it's cheap and hokey there's still some very nice fun in it. There's very nice chemistry between Kita and Alan through the scene and the action is nicely captured. This is a good scene to close the movie.
Asian Erotic Dreams is a nice little couples release with an Asian focus. The setups are always light and frequently a touch hokey, but the cast looks to be having enough fun with it that I can't really complain about it too much. The action in each scene is also very consistent, strong on chemistry, and nicely captured from start to finish with very good attention paid to the lighting and production values. If there's a complaint here isn't that sometimes the performers feel like they wanted the action to get a little more intense, but it's never a very strong feeling and something that I think many couples might not even notice. Asian Erotic Dreams isn't anything that's going to redefine porn or the couples genre, but it is a very nice little movie that should help put couples in the mood without scaring somebody off or leaving them feeling insulted due to toning down the sex too far.
The Extra StuffThe photo gallery lasts four minutes with about seven seconds per very nice looking snapshot. Trailers are included for Public Enemy, Supertail and the Evil Wang, Opposites Attract, Cheating Sports Celebrity Wives, Immoral Hotel, and Cam Girl Confidential: Cougars Cruisin' Coeds. There's also a bonus scene with accompanying photo gallery and internet information.
|Bonus Scene – Nautica Thorn and Van Damage|
Van starts out a bonus scene form My Pleasure Pet eagerly eating Nautia's pussy with her looking smoking hot in a little black fetishwear. Van doesn't waste a lot of time before starting to fuck her doggie style, and after winning her over completely lets her suck his cock as he lays back on the couch. Nautica gets up to ride him cowgirl style before laying back for a bit of missionary work, and then lets Van cum on her face as she does her best baby bird impression.
This is a great scene. I love Van's attitude coming into the scene, and Nautica plays it up just as well. Of course it doesn't hurt that Nautica looks fantastic and that the two of them have great chemistry right from the start. Guy Capo's camera work is also very nicely done with the scene moving at a nice pace. Nautica has often impressed me in the past, and she turns out another great scene with Van here.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight and Asian
Raincoat Factor: Medium
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many Penthouse DVDs can be found online for between about $17 and $25 with several stores offering them for around $20. Couples might find this one worth the money as it should have some good replay value. The scenes are consistent with nice chemistry and good care behind the camera, and there's also some nice care put into the technical aspects. The extras don't offer anything too special, but there is a nice bonus scene included. This is a nice little DVD that shows some good care.
Note to Penthouse: Thank you for showing that couples porn doesn't have to be toned down so far it's insulting to the viewer.
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