Movie Studios >  Harmony Concepts >  Reviews  > Beyond Hot Bondage 19
Other reviews of this DVD:
No other ADT reviews available.
Write a review for Beyond Hot Bondage 19
Send me an email when there is a new review of Beyond Hot Bondage 19
Beyond Hot Bondage 19
Previews

Beyond Hot Bondage 19

Studio: Harmony Concepts
Category:  Bondage , Fetish
Directed by:
Starring: , , ,
Released on: 
Buy It
astroknight's ratings for Beyond Hot Bondage 19:
Overall Rating 2 stars
Beyond Hot Bondage 19 overall rating 2 stars
Female Looks Beyond Hot Bondage 19 Female looks rating 4 stars
Male Looks Beyond Hot Bondage 19 Female looks rating 0 stars
Sex Beyond Hot Bondage 19 Sex rating 2 stars
 
Plot/Acting Beyond Hot Bondage 19 Plot/Acting rating 0 stars
Extras Beyond Hot Bondage 19 DVD Extras rating 2.5 stars
Audio/Video Quality Beyond Hot Bondage 19 A/V Quality rating 2 stars
Worth$10.00
Rating Scale
Reviewed by astroknight  on  11/22/2006

The Little Details

Running Time: 106 min.

Production Date: March 2003

Director: The Shadow Project

Cast: Amber Michaels, Jenni Lee, Angelique Lei, Shawna Lake, and uncredited guy(s)

The Short Story

Initial Expectations: The little I've sen from Harmony Concepts hasn't done much for me. I'm not really expecting that to change here.

Initial Reaction: Girls tied up and struggling just isn't my thing, but it does seem fairly well done.

Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting to see women tied up and struggling

Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting sex

The Technical Stuff

Audio /Video Quality: As with most bondage releases, the technical aspects are lacking a bit. There's a lot of camera noise and hissing in the background throughout the movie, and the balance falters a little in places too. The video is presented in the full frame format, and looks okay. There's a touch of pixelation, but the action is nicely lit and there isn't a lot of camera motion.

Music: There's a little threatening music now and then.

Disc Complaints: The authoring on this DVD is a bit funky. Each scene has its own title on the DVD and there's no time stamp to let you jump where ever you want in the scene. This makes navigating the DVD a bit difficult, but Harmony Concepts does help things out a bit with lots of chapter breaks. This DVD seems to have some pretty primitive authoring.

Menus: The main menu is far less than impressive. The main menu is basically a chapter menu, and after choosing a chapter, you’re given a secondary chapter menu. None of the menus are animated or show much skill.

The Feature

Beyond Hot Bondage 19 goes with a simple idea. Girls show up for a bondage shoot, and after answering a few questions are tied up and left to struggle. Every now and then their captor will return and take off some of their clothes and change how they're tied up.

Scene 1 – Amber Michaels and a guy

Amber Michaels starts things out in a black and white striped sweater and black skirt, confused by the personal questions she's asked as she sits back in a chair. She quickly finds her hands tied behind her back while she states that she thinks she's at the wrong place and that she doesn't want the job before remembering that she's at a bondage shoot and being gagged. She's taken to a storeroom where she's tied to a chair and struggles against her bonds. After a bit a guy comes in to check her restraints and who cuts open her sweater to show her big fat titties in their black bra. Later she finds herself tied up on a bed with one leg tied to an upper support. The guy comes back to cut open the rest of her shirt and then leaves her to continue struggling. He returns a little later for Amber to take a phone call telling somebody that she's fine and that she's having a great time while looking scared before she's gagged again with her mouth taped and her feet just tied together. The guy returns a little later to cut the remainder of her top off, remove her shoes, and pull down her bra. He even cuts open her pantyhose and pulls them off as she struggles on the bed. He ties her ankles together and runs the rope up to her ankles for her to struggle around a bit more before the scene comes to a close.

This scene didn't do a lot for me. It was much better than most of what I've seen from Harmony Concepts for the simple reason that it started with a little substance with the interviews and then changed things up a little from time to time as the guy came back. This would have probably worked okay for me if it was a ten minute scene, but instead it lasted almost a half hour and really seemed to go on forever. This scene had its moments, but overall just went on way too long.

Scene 2 – Angelique Lei and a guy

Hot blonde Angelique is next, who throws a little attitude back at her inquisitor while answering his questions wearing a black skirt and sexy, classy white top. He quickly ties her hands behind her back when done with the questioning as Angelique questions him on how he's doing things. She's magically transported to a storage room where she's tied to a chair to struggle against her bonds, and seems more than a little nervous when the masked guy pulls out a pair of scissors. He cuts her skirt up to show off her great legs, and after a bit cuts open her shirt to show a sexy, well filled, bra. Angelique is moved to a bed where she's hogtied, stripped to her bra, panties, and shoes, and given a ball gag to wear as she struggles around on the bed. After a bit her captor comes in to chair one of her ankles to a shelf that's by the bed so she can't get away. Finally, she appears to give up as the camera fades out.

This is another okay scene that didn't do too much for me. Angelique is darn hot, and there's a part of me that was disappointed we didn't get to see her big fat titties. As it is, thought, there's plenty of eye candy. This scene is much shorter, coming in at a little over fifteen minutes, but the action is also cut back. If this had as much variation as Amber's opening scene, I think this would have been a pretty hot scene.

Scene 3 – Shawna Lake and a guy

After checking on how light the bondage is going to be, sexy brunette Shawna answers a couple questions and puts her arms behind the chair and legs back as far as they'll go. The guy has her relax a bit before tying her hands up in front of her and gags her with a green scarf as she questions him on if they're starting now or not. He takes her to the storeroom where her hands are now tied behind her, and gives her a yellow scarf as a gag as she struggles and looks scared. The guy leaves her a bit before coming back in top open up her satiny purple shirt to show a black bra holding in what looks like a nice rack. Her shirt disappears as she finds herself tied over a wooden sawhorse, and the guy this time gags her with what looks like a pink towel. After she struggles a bit a dress is tossed on the sawhorse which she wears for the next segment. Once again she's gagged, this time with a little tape across her mouth, before being taken to a bed where her wrists and arms are tied behind her back and her ankles tied together. Her dress is taken off and she's hogtied and left to struggle on the bed in her bra, panties, and ripped stockings until the camera fades out.

This scene didn't do much of anything for me. This one seemed as much about fear as it was the bondage, and that doesn't do anything for me. Shawna is pretty hot and played it well, but it just wasn't my thing and seemed to go on forever at nearly forty minutes.

Scene 4 – Amber Michaels, Jenni Lee, and a guy

When brunettes Jennie and Amber try to sneak into Harmony Studios one night, they're captured and must deal with the consequences. Jenni is hogtied on the floor to struggle in a white short sleeved turtleneck, black skirt, and black stockings and heels with a purple gag. After a bit her shirt is cut open to reveal a sexy black bra, and a little later her bra's pulled down to reveal a nice set of tits. Amber, meanwhile, is tied up on her knees on a bed in a black bra and panties to struggle away. Next, the girls are each tied up lying on their sides on the mattress wearing a skirt and bra with their arms tied behind their back. The guy rolls them each around and then lets them struggle, and after a bit comes back in to pull down their bras. They struggle a bit more before the camera fades out.

This is another scene that just didn't do much for me. Jenni looks darn cute, but without the little interview lead-in the scene lost a bit of personality. The girls struggle well and as usual the guys know what they're doing with ropes, but there was nothing here to really keep me interested.

Beyond Hot Bondage 19 is another Harmony Concepts release that just didn't do much for me. I can definitely appreciate the rope work in the movie, which Harmony seems to do better than anybody else out there. In stills I'm sure that a lot of the action here would work for me, but as a full movie, I'm just not interested enough in it to really watch it all without the help of a remote control. If, on the other hand, you like seeing girls tied up and struggling, I can't help but recommend Beyond Hot Bondage 19 for you. There's a little personality to the scenes thanks to the interviews that helped add a little depth to the action, and helped the scenes to work much better for me than Harmony Concept's other movies. In the end, though, Beyond Hot Bondage 19 just isn't my thing.

The Extra Stuff

A photo gallery lasts about four and a half minutes with about five seconds per good looking snapshot or full screen photo. There's also a behind the scenes featurette.

After the movie, there's a behind the scenes featurette lasting about a minute. Each girl talks about liking bondage and being a completely willing participant. It doesn't really add anything, but it is nice to see that the girls are really into it. The only thing that really stands out about it is the exclusion of Angelique Lei.

The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff

Themes: Bondage

Raincoat Factor: Very high if you're into girls being tied up and struggling. Very low if you're not.

Condom Usage: None needed

The Bottom Line:

Currently, many of Harmony Concepts’ DVDs can be found online for between about $16 and $25, with stores offering them everywhere in between. Unless you’ve seen other Harmony releases, I’d suggest renting this one first. If you’re a fan of Harmony’s action, then this one should be well worth your money as it has a little more substance than the others with the same attention to bondage. The technical aspects are pretty average for a bondage release, and there's a touch of effort put into the extras. This is an okay DVD, but just not my thing.

Note to Harmony Concepts: A little better authoring would be very nice. When's the last time you saw a mainstream DVD with this kind of sloppiness?

If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail me .

Other reviews by Astroknight



Check prices for Beyond Hot Bondage 19


The opinions expressed in this review of Beyond Hot Bondage 19 from Harmony Concepts are not necessarily the opinions of Adult DVD Talk. Adult DVD Talk provides a public forum for consumers to post their DVD reviews. Adult DVD Talk does not edit these reviews.