The Little Details
Running Time: 112 min.
Production Date: 5 / 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 11 / 2005
Director: Nic Andrews
Cast: Sunny Lane, Barrett Blade, Dillon, Monica Mayhem, Evan Stone, Tyler Wood (listed as Tyler Durden), Karina Kay, August, Destiny Deville, and Tommy Gunn in sexual roles with Kirsten Price, Chris Webber, David Crawford, and Ron Jeremy in non-sex roles
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: The original Dark Angels was pretty darn impressive, and Iíve been hearing great things about this one as well. Iím going in with very high expectations.
Initial Reaction: Itís a very impressive movie and a disappointing 2 DVD set
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting a full on feature
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting long sex scenes or something more than boy - girl vaginal action
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are very nicely done. The audio is near perfect in every manner, with my only complaint being the music getting a bit loud in parts. The video is just as good. It has just a touch of grain to emulate the feel of film, and great use of light. This is one of the best looking and sounding movies Iíve seen in a heck of a long time.
Music: The music is very well done. It ranges from cinematic orchestrals to driving rock, and more often than not enhances the scenes. My only real complaint about the music is that it often feels a bit loud.
Menus: The menus are okay. The main menu is nicely done but simple. The chapter menu starts out with some great animation, but then goes to the stereotypical chapter menu with just a clip of the scene and a chapter number. Thereís also the Pick Your Pleasure menu that lets you go directly to specific sex acts such as blowjobs, missionary, and cowgirl.
The FeatureYears ago, Jack Cross (Dillon) thought he wiped out the vampires. He soon found out that he wasnít completely successful and things stayed fairly quiet. Things have picked up now that the vampires, led by Draken (Barrett Blade), are dying. The only thing that can save them is pure blood, the pure blood thatís coursing through Jesse (Sunny Lane), whoís thrown into a world that sheís completely unprepared for.
|Scene 1 - August and Barrett Blade|
Barrett starts things out dressed all in black with leather pants and a mesh shirt kissing August and rolling around with her on the bed before breaking out his cock for her to suck. They spoon before August bounces on him reverse cowgirl style. She lies back for a little missionary work before Barrett pops on her stomach. He bends down to kiss her, and moves from her mouth to bite her neck.
This is a pretty good opening scene. It has a very cinematic feel, but it doesnít completely kill the heat between Barrett and August. They seem to be nicely into each other, and August moves very nice through the scene. The biggest problem with the scene for me was the position changes were never shown and the music was way too loud at the start. That said, this is one of the hotter scenes Iíve watched from Nic Andrews.
|Scene 2 - Destiny Deville and Tyler Wood|
Tyler lays back on the couch and lets cute Latino (I think) Destiny gobble his knob to start out the second scene. He lets her move right up to ride him reverse cowgirl style with her tattered jean skirt pulled up and her red tube top pulled down before letting her lie back so he can lick and finger her bald beaver. Tyler moves back up to the couch to fuck her doggie style before giving her an impressive facial.
This is a pretty good scene. There was some very nice use of low lighting that worked well for the artistic effect and I like how they mixed up the sex alternating oral and fucking. Destiny looked great, and there was some pretty good chemistry between her and Tyler. This is a solid scene.
|Scene 3 - Karina Kay and Tommy Gunn|
After closing down the diner for the night, cute brunette waitress gets it on with Tommy in the dishroom. They kiss and play around a little before stripping Karina down and helping her up onto the counter for Tommy to tongue her twat. She rewards him with some cocksucking and titty fucking before letting him fuck her from behind. Karina lets go with a couple small squirts as Tommy fucks her, and then rolls over to let him have her missionary style. Finally Tommy pops on her stomach. They go back at it and are caught by Sunny before the scene ends.
This is a pretty good scene. Karina, as usual, looks great, and has a fantastic body. She and Tommy seem to be into each other pretty good, but at the same time the feel of the scene seemed like it was going for artsy and beautiful much more than it was going for sexy. This is a decent but maybe overly tame scene.
|Scene 4 - Monica Mayhem and Evan Stone|
Monica, in her redhead mode and looking completely fantastic in a black latex corest and hot pants, fishnets, and thigh-high boots, starts things out lightly touching herself before sheís joined by Evan, who throws her against the wall, kisses her hard, and pulls her fishnets open so he can tongue her twat and spread it out with three fingers. He lets Monica suck his fingers clean before she moves down to really show off her sucking talents, and then fucks her standing up. He starts from behind as she leans against a pipe before fucking her as she leans against a concrete pillar. Finally, Evan decorates Monicaís augmented tits.
This is a pretty hot scene. It has a halfway intense feeling to it, but the camera work is such that it softens things up and holds it back. Monica seems to want it rough, and Evan does a pretty good job giving it to her. This scene felt like it could have gone on a lot longer than it did.
|Scene 5 - Sunny Lane and Dillon|
After training and talking a bit, Dillion and Sunny get it on out in the desert. They kiss as they strip each other down and fondle each other before Sunny drops down to take care of Dillonís dick orally. He lays her back on the hood of his Mustang to tongue her twat before joining her on it so she can ride him reverse cowgirl style. They also get in a little missionary work before Sunny gets down to take a facial finish.
This is a very nice final sex scene. Thereís a little interaction between Sunny and Dillon to build some chemistry between them for the sex, and they seem nicely into each other. Dillon seems a touch stiff, but at the same time that works with how his character is. Once again my only real complaint here is that the sex could have went on a little longer.
With Dark Angels 2, Nic Andrews once again shows why heís one of the kings of the high budge couples feature. It has the same cinematic feel as many movies you might go out to the theater to see as well as plenty of nicely done couples friendly sex. Heck, for that matter, Dark Angels 2 has a better plot, cinematic eye, and yes, even music than many movies that seem to find their way into theaters today as well as most of the B-movies on cable. The acting is also pretty good, but does have some of the problems that goes along with people who are mostly paid to fuck. As for the fucking, it also works very well. The sex in Nicís movies have almost always been the weak link in the chain, but here the scenes work pretty well. Yes, theyíre shorter scenes and could have definitely been longer, but thereís pretty good chemistry in them and theyíre nicely captured. Dark Angels 2 suffers a little from sequelitis, but is still one heck of a great couples movie.
The Extra StuffThe second DVD is devoted entirely to extras. Three photo galleries are included, a pretty girl gallery lasting nearly four minutes, a hardcore gallery lasting a little over two minutes, and a production gallery lasting a little over two and a half minutes. In each case, you get about five seconds per great looking snapshot or full screen photo. Thereís also a trailer for Dark Angels 2, a behind the scenes featurette, outtakes, and company information.
The outtakes last about four and a half minutes, and are still presented in anamorphic widescreen even though theyíre an extra. Thereís plenty of crack-ups as well as flubbed lines. Much of the time they come off as fun, but thereís plenty of times where you can feel Nic Andrewsí frustration at things not going right. Itís an okay featurette, but nothing overly amusing.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts twenty five minutes and is presented in the full screen format. Evan Stone starts things out introducing the shoot in his own special way before Nic sends him off to work. Sunny Lane and Monica Mayhem chat with the camera a little next before things move on to the shooting of a couple of the scenes. Thereís a fair amount of attention given to makeup and creature effects and the action sequences. Itís a pretty good featurette, and does a good job of showing the magnitude of the production.
Although the extras are decent here, I canít help but be a little disappointed. Although the second DVD is devoted entirely to extras, thereís not even forty five minutes of footage here and only about a half hour of that is behind the scenes featurettes. Thereís some great talent here both in front of the camera and behind it, and to only include about a half hour of behind the scenes type extras just seems like a waste. I was very surprised to see the lack of other audio tracks, such as a music only track or a directorís commentary. Nic and the group heíd normally put together always turned out one of the most amusing and informative commentaries out there, and itís absence here was definitely noted. Heck, for that matter, with a movie that doesnít even last two hours in anamorphic widescreen, and with the amount of extras on the second DVD I really donít know why this couldnít have been a single disc release. Heck, Evil Angel could do nearly three hours of great looking and sounding anamorphic widescreen on one DVD with Young Harlots in London and still have room for a few trailers. Why couldnít Digital Sin fit less time than that with mixed anamorphic and full screen on one DVD? For a two DVD release, the extras here are more than a little disappointing.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight and titty fucking
Raincoat Factor: Medium low
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Digital Sinís DVDs can be found online for between about $15 and $25 with many stores offering them around the $20 mark. Even though itís a disappointing double disc set, the movie here is good enough that this oneís worth the money. There doesnít look to be any money or effort spared to do the movie right, and the sex is nicely done as well. The technical aspects are some of the best Iíve seen in a long time, but the extras are sorely lacking. This is a great movie thatís very well done paired with a disappointing amount of extras.
Note to New Sensations: Itís great to see you going back to some high quality features again! I hope you keep it up and also put some effort into the extras next time.
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