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astroknight's ratings for Candelabra:
Overall Rating 3.5 stars
Candelabra overall rating 3.5 stars
Female Looks Candelabra Female looks rating 4 stars
Male Looks Candelabra Male looks rating 3 stars
Sex Candelabra Sex rating 2.5 stars
Plot/Acting Candelabra Plot/Acting rating 4.5 stars
Extras Candelabra DVD Extras rating 4 stars
Audio/Video Quality Candelabra A/V Quality rating 3 stars
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Reviewed by astroknight  on  12/13/2007

The Little Details

Running Time: 89 min.

Production Date: 2 / 27 / 2007

Director: David Stanley

Cast: Brooke Banner, Cassie Young, Exotica, Kaylani Lei, Mika Tan, Chris Cannon, Derrick Pierce, Eric Masterson, and Randy Spears

The Short Story

Initial Expectations: David Stanley has made some great movies and I really like what I've seen from Kaylani. I'm going into this one with some high expectations.

Initial Reaction: Although it's a little dark and the sex barely makes the average level, the movie is unique enough that I couldn't help but really like it.

Who Should Watch It : Anybody looking for a unique adult feature

Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting strong sex in a feature

The Technical Stuff

Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects show some very good care. The audio is clear and well balanced, and I didn't notice a single background noise. The video is presented in anamorphic widescreen and looks pretty good. There's just a hint of grain, and although some of it is nicely lit, there's a lot of it that seems overly dark beyond reason.

Music: The music is very well done. Both the style and balance vary a bit throughout the movie, but it always seems well done.

Menus: The main menu nicely blends the boxcover with background clips from the movie with a nice style that gives a good first impression. The chapter menu, as usual with Wicked, shows a touch of style as it gives you a chapter number and clip of each scene, but sadly it doesn't give you anything as useful as the names of the performers in each scene.

The Feature

It's said that a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon can influence weather on the other side of the world. Here the gift of a pair of socks on her birthday sends Kaylani on an adventure with lizard people, time travel, and serial killers as she tries to get her sweetheart back. No, this isn't your typical porn feature.

Scene 1 – Kaylani Lei and Chris Cannon

Chris lays back on a bed as Kaylani arrives and slides on a pair of black and red argyle socks that extend just above her knees before joining him with a passionate kiss. She rubs one of the socks around his cock before reaching down to stroke it and then sliding down to suck it. Kaylani moves back up for Chris to slide off her panties and for him to lick her pussy as she holds it up for him. He keeps tonguing her as she lies back before letting her get up and ride him cowgirl style. Chris lays her back to fuck her missionary style, and finally comes up and pops on her face.

This is a good scene. The socks don't do a lot for me, but they are a nice touch that I'm sure a few people will really enjoy. There's very nice chemistry between Kaylani and Chris, and the dark look has a romantic feeling that worked very well for me. The scene also moves along at a very nice pace with well done camera work. This scene starts the movie off very well.

Scene 2 – Mika Tan and Derrick Pierce

After getting Kaylani out of the way, lizardlike “people” Mika and Derrick get it on with Mika nicely working his cock over orally as he stands in an empty bathtub. She rides him reverse cowgirl style before letting him take her from behind. Finally she drops down to take a very nice open mouth facial with a nice smile showing up around the corners of her mouth.

This is an okay scene. It's definitely on the artistic side, but there's also some decent chemistry between Mika and Derrick. If one can get past the artistic styles of the scene there's some good sex here, but those who are looking for something more straightforward will probably find this scene lacking in many respects.

Scene 3 – Exotica and Chris Cannon

When Chris mysteriously appears at their home seventy years in the past, Randy and brunette Exotica take him to the bathtub to recover. When Randy leaves them to head to the hospital, Exotica shows off her black stockings that she knit herself, as well as some of the fine Chinese lace under her dress. She moves in to give his cock a few licks before sucking it when she notices it popping up. Exotica mixes in a bit of stroking as well, and after a few minutes can't help but bust a nut all over her hand.

This is a pretty good scene. Oral scenes rarely do much for me, but there's enough tease leading into this one that I got into it pretty well. Exotica plays to the camera nicely with the scene taking on a POV style, and the style adds a nice touch of variety to the movie. Even though I'm not much on blowjob scenes, this one worked pretty well for me.

Scene 4 – Brooke Banner, Exotica, and Randy Spears

Exotica sets her sights on dirty blonde Brooke, making her comfortable in their home before Randy joins them on the bed buck naked with his hands over his wedding tackle. Exotica puts Brooke's hand on his cock as she reassures Brooke, and after a little light kissing Brooke brings up one of her long legs and rubs it and her sexy high heeled shoe against his cock to help Randy get even more into the mood. Brooke sucks and strokes his cock with a little help from Exotica before getting between them so Randy can fuck her doggie style as she eats Exotica's pussy. She also rides Exotica's tongue as Randy fucks her missionary style before laying back and letting Randy pop on her tits.

This is a pretty good scene. The chemistry is pretty good, and the scene moves along at a pretty good pace. Unfortunately with one position for each girl and the scene being done it was over way too fast, and it was also held back by some very low lighting. This scene had potential, but didn't make use of all of it.

Scene 5 – Cassie Young and Randy Spears

After Exotica gives her a quick tonguing, Randy moves in to start fucking dirty blonde Cassie from behind while Exotica knits her a new pair of stockings. She gets up to ride him reverse cowgirl style before dropping down to suck and stroke his cock as well as giving it a bit of titty fucking. Finally, Randy gets up and strokes himself over Cassie's stocking-clad feet.

This is another pretty good scene. Cassie looks darn good and there's some nice chemistry between her and Randy. Unfortunately with two positions and out the scene once again is over way too quickly and left me wanting much more. This is a good start to the scene, but another few minutes for another position would have really helped it out.

Scene 6 – Kaylani Lei and Eric Masterson

Randy and Exotica sit back to watch as they have Kaylani and Eric get it on. After a little chat and bad moves, Kaylani has Eric grope her tits a little. Soon after Kaylani's on her knees sucking and stroking his cock before she has him sit back so she can ride him reverse cowgirl style. She also has Eric fuck her doggie style before he strokes himself onto her great little tits.

This is a very amusing scene. Eric hams it up very well and Kaylani plays into it just as well. Once again the two positions and out seemed a touch short, but with how much led into the scene it didn't seem as out of place here as it did in some of the other scenes. This is a funny and hot final scene that worked well for me.

Candelabra is a wonderfully bizarre adult film. As with a large candelabra where you can put a different candle in each slot to all work together, David Stanley sees how many different genres he can put together here. You get romance, comedy, science fiction, horror, and thriller all rolled together into a completely unique movie that's sexy, amusing, as well as completely bizarre. It's a unique enough movie that I can see many people completely hating it, but it's also unique enough that I can see a lot of people really getting into it. Yes, the sex is pretty average due to the short scenes that almost always felt like they should have delivered more, but they also fit into the plot well and helped keep a good feeling to the sex. The entire cast does a great job with the script, and all of them play to their strengths very well and take what could be a completely painful movie and turn it into one that had me all but glued to my chair. Candelabra isn't a feature that's going to be for everybody, but I loved its uniqueness and can't help but be happy that Wicked gives its directors the freedom to do movies like this.

The Extra Stuff

Trailers are included for Coming Home, Black Widow, Candelabra, Melt, Crescendo 2012, Rapture in Blue, Happy?, Strangers When We Meet, 1000 Words, Just Like That, and Duality. The photo gallery lasts nearly three and a half minutes with about eight seconds per good snapshot. There's also star galleries lasting a little under two and a half minutes for Kaylani Lei, Mika Tan, Brooke Banner, Exotica, and Cassie Young as well as star stats for Exotica, Kaylani Lei, and Mika Tan that gives you a little personal information, photos, and a link to the star's scene. There's also a bonus scene, a behind the scenes featurette, a promo reel, and weblinks.

The behind the scenes featurette lasts about fifteen minutes. After a few quick words with David Stanley on writing the movie, it moves on with Mika in the makeup chair and shooting her scene with Derrick. Mika and Kaylani each chat with Mark Stone a bit before Kaylani shoots some of her scenes. Brooke, Randy, Exotica, and Cassie also get a little time chatting along with shooting their scenes, with David Stanley also adding a little more. With Eric in the role he is for the movie, there's also plenty of fun with him. All of the players are nicely identified as they appear, and although the footage is a bit heavy on the shooting of the scenes, there's also some nice personality that comes out now and then. This is an above average behind the scenes featurette.

Bonus Scene – Kaylani Lei and Barrett Blade

The bonus scene comes from Porn Valley and is presented in non-anamorphic widescreen. Kaylani and Barrett head right to the bed and kiss passionately with her on top of him grinding against him and letting him work around her sundress to kiss her nipples. The dress comes off before Kaylani slides down to suck and stroke his cock , and after a bit she lays back on the bed for him to tongue her twat in reciprocation. Kaylani gets up to ride him cowgirl style before letting Barrett take her from behind, and finishes things up letting him pop on her tits. Afterwards she sucks him clean while giving him some nice eyes.

This is a nice couples scene. The mood is nice and romantic, and Kaylani and Barrett have nice chemistry between them. Of course Kaylani looks great, and once again Wicked shows some very nice care and skill for low light situations. The editing chopping out the position changes held the scene back a little, but with the chemistry and romantic feel the scene still works. This is a pretty good couples scene.

The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff

Themes: Straight, interracial, oral, group, lesbian, and titty fucking

Raincoat Factor: Medium

Condom Usage: 100%

The Bottom Line:

Currently, many of Wicked's DVDs can be found online for between about $15 and $25 with a few stores offering them at the low end. If you like your porn features a little on the bizarre side, this one should be well worth the money. The movie's well done, but far from 'normal'. The technical aspects are pretty good, but the video can get a little dark. There's also a bit of effort put into the extras to help out the overall DVD. This is a good release.

Note to Wicked Pictures: Thank you for giving David Stanley the freedom to make movies like this. It's so great to see something other than the “typical porn feature”.

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