The Little Details
Running Time: 112 min.
Production Date: 4 / 24 / 1996
Director: Brad Armstrong and Greg Steele
Cast: Jenna Jameson, Juli Ashton, Asia Carrera, Alex Dane, Julie Rage, Kia, Missy Sahara Sands, Shayla LaVeaux, Bobby Vitale, Mark Davis, Alex Sanders, Tom Byron, Mickey G., Vince Voyeur, Claudio, Sean Rider, and Brad Armstrong in sexual roles and E. Z. Ryder and plenty more in non-sex roles
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Iím really looking forward to this one after all the great stuff Iíve heard about it.
Initial Reaction: Itís beautiful, but not exactly deep (even for porn).
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting beautiful locations for sex or more group sex than one on one action
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting more plot than scenery with their couples porn
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The audio is a bit of a mixed bag. Most of the time itís nicely done and allows you to hear the dialogue clearly. There is a bit of very noticeable dubbing, some of which is required due to some slow motion video effects. Conquest was shot on film, which means youíre going to have a bit of grain. For the age of the feature, the film was treated extremely well. Itís a little dark at times, but the lighting is pretty good for the time of the feature.
Music: The musical style and balance varies a bit throughout the feature. The music during most of the sex scenes are a bit loud but nicely blend modern styles with a chanting choirs for a very sexy result, although the style does change a bit to match some scenes. There are also a few areas where the music is the only audio during the sex scenes. The music during the non-sex portions are similar, but a bit more standard, and nicely balanced with the rest of the audio.
Menus: The menus are the most basic Iíve ever seen. The main menu is a still with a few choices while the chapter menu lets you choose a chapter based on a text list of numbered chapters.
The FeatureWhen the pirates come to their town to rescue one of their own from being hung by the neck, Jenna and Shayla stow away on their ship. Part of the crew hides them, but theyíre not content to do as theyíre told. Jenna has a plan, and itís more than just banging the good looking captain of the ship!
|Scene 1 - Missy, Sahara Sands, Bobby Vitale, Mark Davis, and Tom Byron|
Missy and Sahara start things out taking on Bobby, Mark, and Tom in the middle of a tavern. While Missy sucks Mark, Tom and Bobby work on both of Sarahaís ends. Tom plays with Saharaís pussy before fucking it from behind. While Mark moves on to fuck Missy missionary style, Tom spears Saharaís heinie. Missy lets Mark work on her ass as well, and takes a facial finish from Mark after Tom decorates Sahara with his guy goo. Finally, Bobby decorates Missyís pussy after fucking her ass a little.
This is a pretty hot scene. Thereís great chemistry going through most of the scene, but Bobby seems almost like an afterthought. My other problem with the scene was that it focused on the close-ups a bit much. I donít think I saw the anal penetration along with the girlís reaction at the same time for either Missy or Sahara, which is something I always want to see. Despite these problems, the scene still builds up plenty of heat and ends up a winner.
|Scene 2 - Jenna Jameson and Shayla LaVeaux|
Jenna and Shayla get it on in Vinceís cabin while searching the ship. After a bit of kissing Shayla works her way around Jennaís feet and up to work on her pussy with her tongue and fingers. Jenna returns the favor before turning around and letting Shayla tongue each of her holes. Shayla moves on to finger Jennaís ass and slide a few pearls up it before they finish things up with a bit of kissing.
This is a pretty hot scene! The girls have great chemistry together and keep things flowing nicely. Jennaís anal is very tame, but for her first anal itís not too bad. She definitely starts things off slow and easy for it, but it was nice to see something realistic for the time period rather than bringing in vibes and other modern toys.
|Scene 3 - Jenna Jameson, Shayla LaVeaux, and Alex Sanders|
When Alex catches the girls in his cabin, he knows heís going to have to do something with them. They head up to the deck where Shayla starts blowing him while he works his tongue across Jenna from her tits to her pussy to her ass. Jenna helps Shayla work on Alex before eating her while Alex bones her from behind. Jenna also takes it missionary style before Shayla gets a little doggie action. Finally, Alex sticks it in Jennaís mouth just before exploding.
This is a hot scene. Thereís some nice chemistry between the girls, and Alex fits in between them very nicely. The only problem here is that for the second half of the scene the only audio is the music, which holds back the scene from getting too hot. It also has a fair amount of shadows covering things up, which teams up with the audio to make this a scene that had the potential to get beyond very hot but which only makes it to hot.
|Scene 4 - Alex Dane, Alex Sanders, and Mickey G., Kia and Mark Davis|
Alex and Mickey team up on Alex while Mark gets it on with Kia after the crew meets the natives on an island. After Alex spends a bit of oral time between the guys, she lets Alex take her from behind while Mark nails Kia missionary style. Kia stays on her back while Alex comes over for a piece, and Mickey and Mark switch around so that they can each take Alex for a test drive. The girls finally finish things up taking a facial from each of their partners.
This scene didnít do much for me. Itís a fairly short scene, and felt more like an afterthought than anything else. There wasnít enough time for the chemistry to build in the scene, and the camera work flew around so fast that Iím slightly surprised that I could keep track of who was fucking who. This could have been a good scene, but ended up as the worst in the feature.
|Scene 5 - Asia Carrera and Vince Voyeur|
To appease the head of the Islandís tribe, Vince bangs his daughter Asia and makes me wonder where I can find a tribe like this. They donít waste any time before Vince starts fucking Asia missionary style, or maybe I should say Asia fucks Vince because she puts in at least as much effort as he does. They keep things going with a bit of reverse cowgirl and doggie before Vince distributes his dick droppings across Asiaís nicely implanted tits.
As usual, Asia turns in a great scene. Sheís energetic and really looks like sheís having a great time as Vince fucks her. The camera work is a bit energetic and artistic, but the scene still works.
|Scene 6 - Juli Ashton, Brad Armstrong, Claudio, and Sean Rider|
As a reward for a job well done, Brad lets his crew have a bit of Juli. Brad watches Claudio and Sean as they warm up Julie and before joining in on her. The guys each take a quick poke with Juli, leaving no port in this storm of lust, before spewing their seed all over her.
This is another scene that felt like it had the makings of a great scene but never got there. It was very quick and the camera moved around so much that there were times when I wasnít sure which of the guys was fucking Juli. She looks great and takes it very well in this scene, and thatís about the best thing I can say about it.
|Scene 7 - Jenna Jameson and Vince Voyeur|
Finally, Jenna and Vince get it on after discussing their future mutual revenge on the beach. They exchange oral favors before Vince gives it to Jenna from behind. They keep things going through a few more positions before Vince gives Jenna a nice facial.
This is another okay scene. Thereís decent chemistry between Vince and Jenna, but the music was the only audio through this scene and that always hurts chemistry for me. They look like theyíre enjoying each other and put in some nice energy, but the scene still lacked. Once again itís very short, and for the major scene of the movie it didnít seem like nearly enough attention was paid to it.
I have a hard time judging Conquest. If I compare it to most of the current porn, it really lacks. The acting is downright laughable in points, even for porn. The sex scenes are quick and normally donít have enough time to really build up much heat. If I compare it to what it was up against when it was released, itís amazing. The cast is huge and the locations are gorgeous! You can tell that a lot of thought went into the art direction here rather than just having a bunch of people head out to the beach dressed up in frilly shirts. Even by todayís standards for Wickedís movies, you can tell that this is an extremely ambitious project, let alone for being made as early in Brad Armstrongís directorial career as it was. Iím really torn on Conquest. Thereís plenty of things to hold it back by todayís standards, but itís still a beautiful and impressive movie. Itís anything but slopped together, and with the job Brad Armstrong did at that point in his career you can see why Wicked has held onto him hard. If youíre at all interested in Conquest, give it a try. It might not be the booty youíre wanting, but you canít help but admire the shine.
The Extra StuffIn addition to a trailer and contact information, thereís a sixteen and a half minute behind the scenes featurette. After a bit of rehearsals things move to shooting the sex. You get to see several scenes being shot in several locations, including a bit of Jenna starting her first anal. Itís a pretty good behind the scenes featurette, especially for being one of Wickedís first behind the scenes featurettes.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, group, anal, lesbian, toe-ing, rimming (male > female and female > female), toys, and interracial
Raincoat Factor: Medium high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Wickedís DVDs can be found online for between $15 and $30 with many stores offering them for around $21. If you want beautiful porn over actual heat, this oneís going to be money well spent. The movieís gorgeous, and for film the technical aspects are very good. Sadly, there isnít much for extras here.
Note to Wicked Pictures and Digital Playground: For a very early DVD release this was a very good job. Itís really great to see how far youíve both come.
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