Running Time: 87 min.
Production Date: 12 / 21 / 1995
Director: Ona Zee
Cast: Missy, Anna Malle, Nikki Sinn, Lana Sands, Dallas, Tera Heart, Heather Lee, Ona Zee, Valeria, Emily Hill, Alex Sanders, Michael J. Cox, Brick Majors, Hank Armstrong, Cal Jammer, and Eric Edwards
Initial Expectations: I havenít heard of this series before, but the female talent here made me feel the need to check it out.
Initial Reaction: Itís a nice introduction to the series, but leaves a lot to be desired.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody curious about the Sex Academy series
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting sex with more than just chemistry
Audio /Video Quality: The audio isnít too bad. Itís balanced decently, but there are a few comments between the cast and crew that are left in and a few areas which are obviously dubbed. The video, however, varies quite a bit and leaves much to be desired. Thereís plenty of shadows, but even more noticeable is the amount of grain. Granted, the movie is from the mid nineties, but Iíve seen classic pornos with less grain than some of this. Heck, Iíve seen clearer from the bottom of a bottle than here and thatís before the areas that are horribly pixelated. Although those factors vary throughout the feature, thereís some noticeable remnants in each of the scenes.
Music: The music is your typical porno music. Itís extremely cheesy, but normally balanced pretty well with the rest of the audio.
Menus: The menus leave absolutely everything to be desired. The main menu has no animation and there isnít even a chapter menu.
The Feature: Ona Zee opens up The Best of Sex Academy with an introduction. Sex Academy was a series by Ona that she used to introduce people to the adult industry. Sheíd use fresh talent and often bring in porn veterans to teach them a few things in the scenes.
Things start out with an orgy from Sex Academy between Heather Lee, Nikki Sinn, Valeria, Michael J. Cox, AP Anthony, and Lance Manyon. This is kind of a clusterfuck of a scene. The action goes back and forth between Heather Lee taking on Lance and AP Anthony while Nikki and Valeria take on Michael. Heather finishes things up with a pair of facials for Heather, while Michael, Nikki, and Valeria keep going in the inverted tarantula. Michael and Nikki keep going through a couple more positions until he pops on Nikki and Valeriaís face as they kiss.
This had the potential to be a great scene before the technical aspects ruined it by making it nearly unwatchable. The group here is obviously having a lot of fun, and puts some nice effort into the scene. They donít seem the least bit jaded and look like theyíre willing to try most anything. Itís a refreshing change from a lot of the adult scenes out there, and sexually, starts the feature off on a very high note.
Missy, Tera Heart, Dallas, and Emily Hill get it on with a bunch of toys in the second scene, which comes from Sex Academy 2. Missy pairs up with Tera while Dallas and Emily hook up as soon as Ona leaves the room. They patiently kiss their way across each other, and finally things get a little wild after the toys come out. The girls join into one big group, and move on to get in a DP for Emily and a little daisy chain action. Finally, things pan to the fire and fade out.
This scene leaves me with some mixed emotions. It starts out very slow and almost lost me in the first few minutes. In addition to the slow start, it puts a very heavy emphasis on extreme close-ups to the point that I had no clue who was doing who for much of the scene. The only thing that saved it was the chemistry of the girls and the heat they built up. Tera Heart is amazing here, and Iíd say is ninety percent of the reason this scene didnít completely bomb for me. She gets into it completely, both in energy and volume, and turns this into a decent scene.
Alex Sanders gets it on with Missy in a scene that I think comes from Sex Academy 3. They give each other a nice oral warmup before going at it in a few positions. Missy finally finished things up taking a decent facial.
This is a pretty good scene, but once again takes its time getting started. As usual, Missy gets into things extremely well, and doesnít leave much doubt as to whether or not sheís into the sex. Itís a pretty good scene, but would have been much better if it had got going a little faster.
Lana Sands takes on Brick Majors and Cal Jammer in a scene from Sex Academy 4 next. They nicely exchange oral favors before Brick goes to work on Lana with some energetic beaver boning. Lana and Brick start off with some nice acrobatic sex before moving on to a little anal missionary and doggie. Finally, Lana takes a very willing and energetic facial from Brick and a pop on her stomach from Cal, who canít seem to find her mouth.
Not surprisingly, this scene leaves me with mixed emotions. The dubbing really held back the scene for me, as did Cal. Brick and Lana looked great together, but Cal never really did anything in the scene. Some of the time he was there, and other times he wasnít. He really threw the scene off, and brought it down a notch to right around an average scene.
Anna Malle and Hank Armstrong finish things up with a scene from Sex Academy 5. Anna sucks Hankís cock before he goes down on her pussy and ass, and then lets him give it to her from behind. They move on through both reverse cowgirl and the standard cowgirl before Anna takes Hankís cock cream on her stomach.
This is a pretty good scene, and the real life chemistry of Anna and Hank go a long way towards making it one of the best in the feature. The biggest problem here is that the entire thing looks like youíre watching it through rose colored glasses. Iím just glad the scene ended before it affected my mind to the point that I started considering disbanding the Electoral College.
Ona Zeeís Sex Academy is a good idea that never quite reaches its full potential. The idea of wrapping a bit of instruction, both for porn stars and couples wanting to learn more about sex, is a great idea, and one that Iím surprised nobodyís done before. The pairings in the scenes were also done right so that thereís excellent chemistry in each of the scenes. In another nice touch, thereís one scene from each episode of the series, which should make it a true best of feature and also let you see how the series progresses through time. Sadly, it falls short due to the camera work and editing. The editing seems to heavily favor either softcore shots or extreme close-ups, and moves the scenes at a snailís pace to start them off. I couldnít help but keep the remote handy watching much of the movie just as a matter of self defense. Itís really too bad, because thereís a good porno trapped inside the Sex Academy series, and you can see a glimpse of it in The Best of Sex Academy.
Extras: Trailers are included for The Younger the Better, Seymore Butts Interactive 2: In Pursuit of Pleasure, Up & Cummers 101 , Please Cum Inside Me 6 , and Dirty Deubtantes 46 (X-Panded). Thereís also website information.
Themes: Straight, group, lesbian, spanking, toys, anal, DP (technical), rimming (male > female), and interracial
Raincoat Factor: Medium high
Condom Usage: None
Overall: Currently, The Best of Sex Academy can be found online for between $12 and $23 with stores offering it everywhere in between. If youíre curious about this series, this is a great place to start. The scene have great chemistry, but are normally held back by other factors. The technical aspects are often weak, and there isnít anything worth mentioning for extras.
Note to New Machine: A little more care towards the extras would really help out your features! I realize that this is an older movie and the technical aspects are limited, but you have plenty of room to do something decent for extras here and make your DVDs worth the money you seem to expect people to pay for them.
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