Title: Conquest: Special Collectorís Edition
Released by: Wicked Pictures
Normally you donít hear "adult film" and "special collectorís edition" together in the same DVD. But the folks at Wicked Pictures brought the two together quite well.
Ok, letís start with the movie. This is a movie about pirates that actually uses a REAL ship. Weíre not talking the set of a ship or an elaborate mock-up with a green-screen ocean. Iím sure that set producers back quite a bit, which probably also explained why they only used ONE ship. Period costumes, period weapons, and some attempts at period language.
Now without even watching the opening credits, I knew that this was an Adam & Eve production, even if it was released by Wicked Pictures. How do I know, you ask? Because of the excessive use of slow motion, especially during the sex scenes. Well fortunately they donít go overboard as they did with some other movies ("Caribbean Undercover" comes to mind). (Repeat after me: sex plus slow motion equal BORING!)
There IS a story in this movie. Okay, so itís lost amidst the sex scenes, and the crew talking of mutiny, and the flake of an English prince pissed off because of one pirate. Itís a story of revenge. Apparently there is a really nasty pirate (Brad Armstrong) that likes to kill people. So he kills the family of another pirate (Vince Voyeur), who decides to go sulking about, and in the process gets the attention of the daughter (Jenna Jameson) of another slain pirate. The lovely young woman decides to stow away on board the moping captainís ship along with her equally blond best friend (Shayla La Veaux) while posing as cabin boys. Now I realize that some old salts had problems with their vision. Some even lost an eye. But I think that even a blind man would have a hard time mistaking these two ladies as anything but women!
Letís toss in a few sex-tras, like an orgy in the middle of a pirateís den; a Polynesian feast complete with grass skirts, hula dances, and an orgy; the four-on-one shipboard gang-bang of Juli Ashton; oh and Jenna getting it on in three different sex scenes and having things stuffed inside of her that you would normally wear. And letís throw in a nice romp with Vince Voyeur and Asia Carerra to boot.
Okay, in terms of a story, itís not entirely seaworthy. There were a few scenes too many reminding people that they were onboard a real ship. Still directors/producers/writers Brad Armstong and Greg Steel were able to provide a pretty decent movie, even if it seemed like it came straight out of a romance book, with the only real downside to the movie being the overuse of slow motion.
But now letís talk about the OTHER things that got added that makes this DVD truly a "special collectorís edition". Of course there are the scene selections and the movie trailer, which is your standard fare, but Wicked definitely didnít stop there.
First we have an extremely detailed (and lengthy) behind-the-scenes video of the movie. There was A LOT that went into this movie, and this little BTS video shows the efforts of Armstrong, Steel, and the cast and crew quite well.
This reviewerís personal favorite is the extended sex scenes. Unfortunately they donít have ALL of the sex scenes, but they do have the two key scenes. One of them is the threesome between Jenna, Alex Sanders, and Shayla. The other is the "sex on the beach" scene between Jenna and Vince. These are the full scenes, with absolute minimal use of slow motion, no music, and the actual audio of the actors and actresses. These scenes are how they SHOULD have been in the movie, in this reviewerís not-so-humble opinion.
Then there is a short but funny blooper reel, a photo gallery, a BTS photo gallery, and then a lot of stuff about Jenna. We have a filmography of Jenna, another photo gallery featuring just Jenna, a video interview of Jenna (sans makeup) taken in a diner, a video clip of Jenna in another photo shoot, and a video of Jenna getting her body parts molded. Then we have a full array of Wicked goodies, including the promo videos used at conventions, five trailers of other Wicked movies, DVD-ROM goodies, and a quick video for the Free Speech Coalition. (Oh, and be careful about the casino game, okay? Thatís an online goodie.)
All in all, Wicked Pictures came out with a first-rate DVD, and one that DEFINITELY lives up to the title "special collectorís edition". It is definitely worth paying full price for this one, especially if youíre a fan of Jenna.