The Little Details
Running Time: 105 min.
Production Date: 11 / 27 / 2005
Director: Jack the Zipper
Cast: Alicia Alighatti, Allie Sin, Brea Bennett, Charlie Laine, Charlotte Stokely, Faith Leon, Jade Starr, Joanna Angel, Loretta Loren, Riley Mason, Roxy De Ville, Taryn Thomas, Alec Knight, James Deen, Jay Huntington, Johnny Irons, Kraig Kraagen, Kris Slater, Mr. Pete, Ryan Knox, and Steven St. Croix
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Alt porn hasn't done a lot for me so far. There's some great talent here, but I can't help but still be a bit nervous.
Initial Reaction: It's a bit hit or miss for me, which is nothing new for alt-porn.
Who Should Watch It : Alt-porn fans
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting straightforward porn
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are all over the place. The audio appears to be what Zipper was going for, as it has a definite style but never seems sloppy. That said, you also rarely hear the performers with the music instead dominating the audio. The video is presented in the full frame format, which for some reason surprised me as I was expecting an anamorphic widescreen release. It makes great use of color, shadows, and light, and mixes black and white, full color, and tinted footage. It also has a very rough feel with plenty of motion and some pixelation that looks shoddy.
Music: The music drives the movie as much as anything, and drew me into many of the scenes. It changes in style from scene to scene, and was cool enough that I could see a lot of people being very happy if a CD soundtrack would have been included as part of the package here.
Menus: The main menu nicely works through a few clips to settle on a nicely artistic collage. The chapter menu is very basic, and just lets you choose a scene based on a title for each scene.
The FeatureBlacklight Beauty collects nine alt-porn scenes which don't appear to be connected by anything other than style. Yes, the cover states ten scenes, but two scenes are woven into one.
|Scene 1 Allie Sin and Alec Knight|
Tattooed brunette Allie starts things out walking past a gate in a fashionable jean jacket with fur accents and turns around to flash the camera wearing a black thong and white tank that's easily pulled aside. Things move to a bathroom where her clothes disappear where she's stroking Alec's cock and letting him grope her tits and shove fingers in her mouth. She drops down to suck his cock while giving him some great eyes before shaking her ass around and letting Alec slap it and lick her pussy. He slaps her ass with his cock as well before fucking her from behind by the urinals. Allie also rides him reverse cowgirl style before the scene comes to an abrupt end without a pop shot.
This is an okay scene. It started out really well for me, but then moved on with some strobe-light effects that started to make my eyes hurt. I fully understand that there's good pain and bad pain that can be associated with sex, and when your eyes start hurting and you feel a headache coming on that definitely falls under the bad kind of pain for me. It's too bad because the scene did build up some nice heat and I was starting to get into it. In the end, this scene falls back to the average level.
|Scene 2 Charlie Laine and Riley Mason|
While brunette Riley walks along a train tracks wearing a coat, backpack, knee high boots, and a cute hat, Charlie watches her in knee high stockings, porno pumps, and a stained white shirt. They enjoy a smoke on a couch before kissing passionately and Charlie quickly moving down to suck Riley's nipples while rubbing Riley's pussy. She moves on to lick and finger Riley before fucking her with a dildo from behind. Riley licks Charlie's pussy and slaps her ass in return as Charlie lies back for her before letting Charlie sit on her face. She also pile drives Charlie's pussy with a double dong and joins her on the other end of it before the scene cuts out.
This is a hot scene. I like the setup to the scene with Charlie watching Riley walk up and the contrast between the black and white opening and color action. Despite the choppy editing and feeling, there's some nice chemistry between the girls that develops nicely. The girls mug the camera a tad, but at the same time even that works with a slightly voyeuristic feel. Even the chopped off ending didn't work too bad after warming up the viewer with the chopped off ending in the first scene. I'm kind of surprised at how well this scene worked for me.
|Scene 3 Faith Leon, Mr. Pete, and four more guys|
Hot brunette Faith gives her own little show off to the side of a screen in a porno theater. She wears only a star spangled coat and plays with herself before Mr. Pete joins her to finger and kiss her. She drops down to eagerly suck his cock and soon after is given another cock to suck which she keeps working on as Mr. Pete starts fucking her from behind. The other dick takes its turn in Faith's pussy from behind when she turns around to suck and stroke Mr. Pete's cock. A couple more cocks join in for Faith to suck and stroke while Mr. Pete fucks her from behind again and lets her ride him in both cowgirls. Finally she sucks and strokes her way around the cocks until they start exploding in her mouth and on her face. Faith even looks to swallow some of the cum down.
This is another surprisingly hot scene. Faith really gets into working the guys over, and the artistic stylings worked well for me mixing full color, tinted, and black and white footage along with guys using flashlights to light much of the scene. The phantom cocks and raccoon eye makeup even work well for me here. This is a darn hot scene.
|Scene 4 Brea Bennett and Jade Starr|
Raven tressed Jade starts her scene out dressed like the Two-Face of porn with one fishnet and one striped stocking, a garter belt, and one tit in and one tit out of a green bra touching herself and dancing in front of a wall. A striped strap-on magically appears on her, with Brea arriving moments later to stroke and suck it. Brea faces the wall so Jade can admire her pussy and ass from behind and play with her a little before they take turns working each other over down below while mixing in a little kissing. Brea gets up to ride Jade reverse cowgirl style before letting her fuck her from behind. Finally Jade gives Brea a bit of choking.
This was an okay scene. There's good chemistry between the girls and they start things off nicely. The scene seems a little more choppy, and this time the choppiness didn't work for me. Having it end on the choking sequence also didn't help anything. This scene started off on a high note and dropped off as it went on.
|Scene 5 Alicia Alighatti, Roxy DeVille,Taryn Thomas, Steven St. Croix, and another guy|
Sad looking clown Steven, in a trenchcoat with a bottle in a paper bag, heads into a bar for the next scene where a couple brunettes are dancing. Roxy reaches off the stage to stroke his cock before sucking it, and when he comes up on stage Taryn crawls over to start working it over orally as she gets a little pleasure from another guy. Alicia, meanwhile, rides a guy cowgirl style as the clown fucks Taryn missionary style. Alicia also lets her man fuck her pussy from behind as Taryn encourages clown Steven to fuck her ass from behind. Taryn also takes it missionary before taking a nice facial. Roxy returns to play with Alicia and her man a bit as they fuck before he pops on her face and Alicia's ass.
This is a pretty good scene. The clown and stripclub thing is more than a little twisted, but the girls and their enthusiasm save it. The scenes are edited together okay, but as usual feel more than a little choppy. This isn't a great scene, but it is much better than I expected it to be.
|Scene 6 Charlotte Stokely, Loretta Loren, Alec Knight, and James Deen|
Loretta starts out the sixth scene naked in an elevator between James and Alec. She drops down to suck and stroke them before letting James fuck her from behind. She give Alec a little more head, and then lets him watch while stroking himself. The scene moves over to James and Alec stroking themselves other as Charlotte lies on a couch wearing an open shirt, socks, and porno shoes with a streak of makeup across her eyes. She lets James start fucking her face as she looks up at him before letting Alec come over to join in a bit. James also gets the first fuck missionary style and licks her pussy before things move back to Loretta getting a reverse cowgirl ride in the elevator. It moves back to the guys taking turns fucking Charlotte from behind and then back to the elevator for James to fuck Loretta from behind as she sucks Alec. The guys stroke themselves a bit in front of Loretta, with one of them looking like he might barely pop and the other giving her a big load. It then finishes up with Charlotte sucking and stroking Alec while James pumps her from behind and then spoons her alone. Finally the guys give her a decent double facial.
This is another okay scene. It really seems to go on too long, and as usual with scenes where two scenes are cut together, it never really goes anywhere for chemistry due to things building up and then ending to start over again. This scene didn't do a lot for me.
|Scene 7 Riley Mason and James Deen|
Riley returns to lie back on a bed wearing purple rubber boots and a black sweater playing with herself as James strokes himself and watches across the room. She crawls over to lick his balls and tease his cock before bending over on the couch so James can slap her ass and fuck her from behind. He throws her around a bit to fuck her missionary and reverse cowgirl style before fucking her doggie style with her arms pinned back. James keeps fucking Riley around the room from behind before finally stroking himself across her tongue and onto her face.
This is a pretty hot scene. It's one of the few where you actually get to hear the performers, and that really helps things out here. There's pretty good chemistry between Riley and James, and he seems to know how to push her right. The scene moves along at a good pace and also doesn't feel quite as choppy. This isn't too bad of a scene.
|Scene 8 Joanna Angel and Steven St. Croix|
Steven the clown returns to enjoy a smoke and stroke his cock before moving over to spit on Joanna's pussy as she sits back and plays with herself wearing only a corset, socks, and porno shoes. He lets her suck his fingers before playing with her ass and slapping her tits. She sucks Steven's cock in return while giving it plenty of spit before bending over and letting him work on her pussy with a lighted toy. They get in a little more cocksucking before he fucks her lying on her side and gets down to spoon her. Joanna also gets on all fours for Steven to fuck her in each of her holes. Finally he pops on her ass.
This is a pretty good scene. Joanna really seems to get into the clown sex, and puts out some nice head along with both holes. The scene moves along pretty good, and seems to have a bit of a sense of humor as well. This isn't too bad of a scene.
|Scene 9 Allie Sin, Alec Knight, and a guy|
Allie returns to touch herself while sitting on a bar before pouring a drink across herself. She's joined by Alec and another guy, who she drops down to start sucking before letting Alec fuck her from behind. The guys take a break to work her over orally from behind and get a little more head before they each fuck her from behind. They also let her have a bit of missionary work and a reverse cowgirl ride. Finally one guy gives her a facial and the other pops in a shotglass for her to pour into her mouth.
This is an above average scene. Allie does a nice job with the tease and there's a decent balance between the guys. The pop shots are nicely handled, and I really like the balance of having the girl who opened up the movie also close it. This is a good scene to finish the movie with.
Blacklight Beauty is a pretty good alt-porn movie. I'll readily admit that I might not be the best person to review an alt-porn release as the styles and feel don't do much for me, but at the same time one rarely learns anything new if you don't try something different. That said, I can honestly say that Blacklight Beauty did work for me better than I expected. There's actually some good heat the builds up in some of the scenes, and the style doesn't completely kill the chemistry. I think Charlie and Riley's scene was probably my favorite, while Allie's opening scene was easily my least favorite due to its abrupt, pop-free ending. Perhaps the most impressive thing about the movie, however, is Steven St. Croix as the clown. Normally Steven's a pretty easy guy to pick out of a crowd, but here I could only tell it was him by his voice and smile in the behind the scenes. Being somebody who doesn't care that much for alt-porn, Blacklight Beauty seems like a very well done example of alt-porn as it managed to draw me in several times.
The Extra StuffA second DVD is devoted completely to extras. Trailers are included for Dollface and Naked & Famou$. The photo gallery lasts over a half hour with roughlyseven seconds per very good looking snapshot or full screen photo. There's also outtakes and a behind the scenes featurette.
The outtakes last almost twenty three minutes. Faith starts things out touching herself in the theater before Brea does a little dance in front of the corrugated iron door. There's a little cut solo action from Charlie and Riley before Charlotte plays with each of her holes as well as Loretta. Finally, there's a little clown talk about strip clubs. It's a very nice collection of extra footage that nicely keeps the style of most of the movie.
The behind the scenes lasts nearly twelve minutes. After a quick moment with Steven, Jade talks about her first girl girl experience and Faith talks about her scene. Brea talks about what she was like growing up before Charlotte poses for a few photos and Joanna talks about clown butt love. Faith talks a bit about herself before Charlotte poses for photos and talks about sex and smoking. There's a bit more of Jade talking about cartoons and Mr. Rogers, Brea talking about how honest she is, and Loretta putting out cigarettes with her tongue. Jade and Brea talk about their appreciation for each other, Joanna talks about her views on porn, and Charlotte talks about being laid back. This is a very nice behind the scenes featurette. You get plenty of personality from the girls, and they all come across as very real and natural women. You don't get to hear from Jack, but it's still a very nice featurette.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, tease, lesbian, toys, group, blow bang, swallowing, and anal
Raincoat Factor: High
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Pulses DVDs can be found online for between about $17 and $25, with many stores offering them for around $20. If you're a fan of alt-porn, this one should be well worth your money. The sex was hit or miss for me, but did have some noticeable chemistry. The technical aspects were above average, and there's some nice effort put into the extras. This is a very good alt-porn release.
Note to Pulse: I know this one might not have worked the best for me, but it's great to see you releasing a nice diversity of movie types and taking your time to put some nice care into your overall DVDs.
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