The Little Details
Running Time: 75 min.
Production Date: 7 / 17, 18, / 2007, 8 / 27 / 2007
Director: Dave Navarro
Cast: Audrey Bitoni, Jenna Haze, Kayla Paige, Lisa Daniels, Sasha Grey, Victoria Sin, Marco Banderas, Mark Davis, Spyder Jonez, and Tommy Gunn
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Hmmmmmmmm. Bringing new people in from the outside for porn movies always makes me nervous, but it also has a lot of potential to bring new creativity in. Dave Navarro has shown some very impressive skill in the musical world, so I'm curious about what he can do with porn.
Initial Reaction: The movie's good and works as a great porn debut for Dave Navarro. The DVD as a whole, however, is great and the care that went into it with the extras makes this one of the best single DVD releases I've seen this year.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting porn on the artistic side of things
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting straightforward visuals
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects aren't always straightforward, but they are always very well done. The audio isn't always clear, but it is well balanced and has a very deliberate feeling to it. The video is very well presented in anamorphic widescreen. The presentation is very artistic, with variable lighting, tinted presentations, and even a bit of artifacts added to give the movie a bit of a cheesy “old time porn” feeling. The video may not be straightforward all the time, but there's no way one could call it sloppy or careless.
Music: The music is done by kHz as well as Pull of kHz, and fits the movie extremely well. It has a hard rock style, but knows when to mix it up and even brings in some vocals. The music is very well done, and adds to the overall movie quite well.
Menus: The main menu has a wonderful artistic look that blends several shots from the movie with a little animation and the choices for a fantastic first impression and a very very mainstream feel. The chapter menu lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene. It also lets you choose between playing the movie and watching the full sex scenes, and gives you the name(s) of the girl(s) in each scene if you want to watch just the full sex scenes.
The FeatureSasha is not having a good life. She needs to escape and she knows it, but she also knows that she might not be able to escape physically. Instead she escapes in her mind into a world of porn with a little extra help...
|Scene 1 – Sasha Grey and Mark Davis|
Sasha starts out crying on the floor before starting to play with her pussy. When she comes to, she walks into a room where Mark's sitting, and after they exchange a few words he comes over to kiss her. When he's turned down he grabs her by the hair to take the kiss, and mixes in a few slaps and bites Sasha's lip which starts to get her turned on. He also mixes in a bit of choking and a few thigh slaps before he lays her back to tongue and finger her pussy. Mark also fucks Sasha's face as she gives him plenty of throat and great eyes before fucking her from behind. They also get in some cowgirl and missionary fucking as well as the mandatory reverse cowgirl and a bit of spooning with Sasha mixing in a little more oral action. Finally, Sasha gets down and takes a nice facial finish doing her best baby bird impression.
This is a pretty hot scene that lets you know right away that this isn't going to be your typical porno movie. I love the visual style, and although the editing is a bit fast and choppy, it really works for the scene. The artistic look doesn't get in the way of the chemistry between Sasha and Mark, and although he's a bit intense here, it never looks like it's pushing Sasha in the least. This is a hot and very well done opening scene.
|Scene 2 – Jenna Haze, Sasha Grey, and Tommy Gunn; Sasha Grey and Marco Banderas; Sasha Grey, Victoria Sin, and Spyder Jonez; Kayla Paige, Lisa Daniels, and Sasha Grey|
When Tommy delivers a pizza to Jenna, she's more interested in him than the pie. After running around the room a bit she starts sucking his cock before the camera pulls back to show Sasha watching several porno sets wearing a sexy red and black dress. She moves around and comes down to suck Marco's cock POV style as Spyder fucks Victoria Sin bow and arrow style and then moves on to fuck her doggie style. As the action continues to move around, Kayla and Lisa get it on. The action moves all around so you can see how sloppy Jenna's getting sucking Tommy's cock as well as getting a side angle on Sasha sucking Marco's cock with the other groups going at it in the background. The girls also move all around to tongue and finger each other as well as bringing out an animal print vibe to play with. There's even a few glimpses of Spyder and Victoria, as he takes her missionary style, with Sasha breaking it up to take a facial from Marco, before it moves back to Victoria riding him cowgirl style. Sasha moves in to help Jenna work on Tommy orally, and encourages her as Jenna moves up to ride Tommy cowgirl style while spanking and licking her ass. After a moment with Victoria riding Spyder reverse cowgirl style Tommy lets Jenna have it from behind. When Jenna starts riding Tommy reverse cowgirl style Sasha moves over to Spyder fucking Victoria missionary style and helps guide Victoria's head before moving off when Victoria gets up to ride Spyder again. The groups keep it up as the cameras move around, with Tommy popping on Jenna's shoe so she can lick it up as well as taking a few tastes of his cock. Sasha keeps on moving to play with Kayla and Lisa and make sure that they get things hard enough as they play with their dildos. Finally, Sasha watches as Spyder strokes himself to a pop on the couch for Victoria to lick up.
This is a very different scene, but also one that works surprisingly well. Normally this type of scene doesn't do a lot for me, for the same reason most orgies don't work for me. Every time it seems like a little chemistry gets built up, the camera always seems to move on to another group or the other scene. Here the scene avoids that feeling doing a couple things. First, it lets the scene feel like part of Sasha's journey, and as she wants something new or different it moves on as well as showing clips of the other scenes to draw her interest. It continues past just the journey feeling and strengthens the scene even more by having Sasha join in a little in each scene after taking on Marco herself. This is a long and chopped up scene, but also a surprisingly hot one that worked better than I would have imagined.
|Scene 3 – Audrey Bitoni and Marco Banderas|
Marco starts out the final scene kissing smoking hot brunette Audrey as she sits back in the makeup chair. He moves down to lick her pussy while beating his cock before Audrey slides out of the chair to attack him orally. She bends over the table for Marco to take her from behind as well as riding him reverse cowgirl style and laying back for some missionary action. Finally Marco pops on the mirror and Audrey licks it up.
This is another hot scene. The editing is more than a little artistic once again, combined with some over the top lighting that worked pretty well for the scene. There's nice chemistry between them with some great energy and vocals, and the scene moves along at a feast pace similar to the opening scene. This is a good scene to close the movie with.
Broken is a very impressive adult directorial debut for Dave Navarro. It's far from a simple movie, and TeraVision didn't appear that they spared any effort in bringing Navarro's vision to the screen. In addition to bringing together such major porn players as Sasha Grey, Jenna Haze, and Mark Davis, there's seven people behind the camera including such notables as Axel Braun, Ethan Kane, Jimmy D., and Dr. Philgood, with Axel Braun also editing the movie. The story is going to be more than a little complicated for those looking towards the feature side of the release, but has a great twist for the ending. The sex is done both extremely artistically and extremely well. There's three to six scenes here depending on how you look at it, and the four scenes in one for the middle scene in the movie is what's going to make or break the movie for people. If I knew about this scene going in I'd be dreading it. I hate how scenes that are edited together normally work, but here it works very well due to Sasha Grey anchoring it (as well as the movie) combined with four solid sex scenes that look like they'd work on their own with a few pieces put in to connect the dots where the other scenes were. The style is also going to really impress or really turn off a lot of people. You can feel quite a bit of Dave Navarro's music video experience through Broken, but he reigns in much of the jumpiness and fast editing that permeate so much of what I see in music videos today (which I'll admit is very little). Broken is a very impressive adult debut for Dave Navarro, as well as yet another very well done artistic release for TeraVision.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for Appetite for Destruction, Test Drive, Skinn Kandi, Glamcore, Ferocious, Ultra/Violett, American MILF, Teradise Island: Anal Fever, Reign of Tera 2, Decadence, Stimula, China Blue, and the Virtual Tera Patrick 3D PC game. There's also internet information, a photo shoot featurette, and a behind the scenes featurette.
Shooting Gallery, the featurette on the photo shoot, lasts about fifteen and a half minutes and is very well presented in anamorphic widescreen. Some of the segments are set just to music, while most of them let you hear interaction between the performers and those behind the camera. There's even a few laughs built in with the performers having a little fun during the shoot. This is a pretty good featurette.
Sancho, Maurice Topeka, and Justice team up for Repairing Broken, the behind the scenes featurette, which is broken into four sections. On the Set lasts about nine and a half minutes and is presented in anamorphic widescreen with a matted full frame look. It starts with Spyder and Dave talking about how the set scene works and Sasha's interaction with it. They also talk about the shooting style with none of the camera stopping shooting and lay some of the groundwork. Finding the Location lasts about five and three quarter minutes, and is presented in non-anamorphic widescreen. Dave and Sancho check out location while talking about why they like it, and also try to lock it up for their dates. Creating the Concept lasts about eight and a half minutes, and is also presented in non-anamorphic widescreen. Sancho videochats with Dave about little details like the final cast details, organizing the shooting of the scenes, and taking care of the little props for the scenes. They also have a phone conference with another guy (I'm guessing it might be Spyder) to work out more details. Finally, there's an alternate ending for the movie which lasts about two and a half minutes and is presented in anamorphic widescreen. This is a great collection of behind the scenes featurettes, and covers plenty of ground for the making of the movie. It leaves no doubt as to whether or not Dave Navarro directed the movie or was just used as a name to sell copies of a movie, and it's great to see his enthusiasm for the project throughout the featurette. The alternate ending is also a great touch, and takes the movie in a different direction that's almost as good as how the movie ended for the original cut. This is a great look at the making of the movie.
In addition to the alternate ending mentioned above, there was also the ability to watch the full sex scenes rather than seeing them all edited together for the porn set like was done in the movie. This feature is sadly hidden in the chapter menu where many might not see it, but also gives the viewer almost a completely different movie. If you choose to watch the movie this way, you still get the anamorphic transfer and some of the artistic effects, such as the old film look and fast forwarding through the setup like in Tommy and Jenna's scene. Instead of getting the main plot sequences with Sasha, however, you just get a quick screen identifying the players in each scene. You also get two hours of footage with a few background noises and comments rather than the hour and a quarter with plot main release cut. This is a fantastic extra, and makes Broken suitable for both fans of darker feature porn as well as those who don't want to bother with any plot. I only wish that this option was made more visible rather than being hidden in a chapter menu many may never look at and with nothing about it on the cover.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, oral, lesbian, toys, and rimming (female > female)
Raincoat Factor: Very high if you like porn on the artistic side of things
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of TeraVision's DVDs can be found online for between about $19 and $25 with several stores offering them for about $20. This one's well worth the money, and a release I can't help but highly recommend. The movie is artistic and sexy as it is, but the DVD also includes the full sex scenes running forty five minutes longer than the feature cut of the movie. The technical aspects are well done and there's some great effort put into the extras. This is quite simply the best DVD I've seen come out from TeraVision so far.
Note to TeraVision: I'm not sure what to say outside of “Wow”, “Thank you”, and “I hope to see more DVDs like this from you!”.
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