The Little Details
Running Time: 87 min.
Production Date: 8 / 25 / 2005, 11 / 16 / 2005
Director: Skye Blue
Cast: Alicia Alighotti, Jenaveve Jolie, Lexi Love, Ria Lynn, Tiffany Taylor, Bill Glyde, Dez, and Nick Manning
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: I haven't seen anything from Platinum Blue, but have heard that this was one of their best releases of 2006. I'm looking forward to checking this one out.
Initial Reaction: It's nothing too new, but it's friendly and nice enough that I couldn't help but enjoy it.
Who Should Watch It : Couples wanting sex with a touch of a slightly darker edge
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting nastier sex
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are nicely done. The audio is clear and well balanced, and I don't think I noticed a single background noise. The video is presented in non-anamorphic widescreen, which is easily its biggest problem with the only other problem being a few slightly blurry moments. Beyond that, there's just a touch of grain that often helps it out by giving it a slightly more artistic feel and look. The lighting is also handled extremely well, and works with a darker style while not losing track of the action. This is a very nice looking and sounding movie.
Music: The music is nicely done. It's soft in feel and balance, and helps to romanticize much of the action in the movie.
Menus: The main menu is okay, and blends a few clips of the action with a couple tills. The chapter menu has an okay look, but falls short by just giving a small clip of each scene and a scene number.
The FeaturePlenty of people want a darker, wilder type of sex life, and some of them write about it to Tiffany. She reads them, sometimes keeping them in mind and sometimes helping the couples out with advice or support. There are times she even lets some of her own fantasies run wild.
|Scene 1 – Lexi Love and Dez|
Lexi starts things out in a sexy black corset and stockings giving Dez a little show on a small stage around a cage as he sits back, watches, and rubs his cock. She plays with herself for him before coming down and getting in the cage he opens for her. They kiss through the cage before she reaches out to stroke his cock and lets him stick it through the bars for her to suck. Dez plays with her pussy as she sucks him and then starts fucking her pussy as she pushes her legs out of the cage and hangs back off the outer edge. Lexi gets out of the cage to fuck Dez reverse cowgirl style on top of it before they move to the floor for a bit of doggie fucking. Finally Dez sprays what looks to be a pretty good pop around with some of it getting Lexi on the face.
This is a very likable scene. It has a dark undertone to it, but the chemistry between Dez and Lexi really helps it out and help it remain couples friendly. It's also helped out by a very sexy outfit for Lexi, a nicely artistic eye that knows how to do lighting for dark situations, and a very nice pace. This could have easily turned into a generic and forgettable scene, but instead ends up working quite nicely.
|Scene 2 – Jenaveve Jolie and Nick Manning|
Jenaveve wakes up a sleeping and masked Nick as he hangs with his arms restrained and out from his sides. She kisses her way around him, runs a feather duster around him, and softly talks dirty to him while checking him out. They play around a bit with some passionate kisses and teasing as Jenaveve tries slapping him with a belt before Nick is released so he can work in her pussy with his tongue and fingers. She rewards him with a hummer before he fucks her missionary style and lets her roll over for some doggie fucking. Finally, Jenaveve takes a very nice load from Nick in her mouth and all over her face and tits.
This is another nicely hot scene. I love how the scene starts out with Jenaveve in control, and she looks fantastic in her sexy little outfit. They do a nice job stretching out the foreplay and tease, and Jenaveve puts out some very nice vocals. Nick seems like he might have to be reigned in on some of his vocals, but at the same time doesn't tone back his physical energy. He also turns out a fantastic pop that's very worthy of the build up to it. This is another very nicely done scene with plenty of heat.
|Scene 3 – Ria Lynn and Tiffany Taylor|
After reading a few letters, hot brunette Tiffany gives in to her own desires. She sits on the edge of a couch and runs her hands around her tits as they stretch out her tight black top and over her black panties under her plaid skirt. She fantasizes about being in a green corset and having brunette Ria join her in a black corset to run her hands around her and kiss her. They help each other strip down before Ria drops down to tongue Tiffany's twat. After Ria works her over a bit Tiffany reaches over to grab a pink vibe to hold on her clit as Ria fingers her as well as giving her a larger vibe to help. The girls trade places so Tiffany can tongue and finger Ria in return before working on her with a glass dildo missionary style. Finally Ria sucks the toy clean and Tiffany fades back to reality.
This is a pretty good scene. The girls both look great, which is the saving grace for the scene as the rest of it seems a bit generic. There is nice chemistry between them, but having them each take a turn to lick and finger each other and then bring a toy in just seems very generic. It also doesn't help that there's only one position in the scene with each girl taking their turn just sitting back in the chair. The final rope holding this one back was the ending, which just didn't give a feeling of both girls being completely satisfied and done. This is a pretty basic girl on girl scene.
|Scene 4 – Alicia Alighatti and Billy Glyde|
Brunette Alicia starts the penultimate scene out in some sexy while lace-up lingerie with fishnets and panties sitting back and diddling herself. She's joined by Billy, who gropes her tits before kissing her. They exchange oral favors before fucking doggie style, and then move on with some reverse cowgirl and missionary fucking. Finally, Alicia takes a nice facial finish.
This is a pretty good scene. Alicia looks great in her sexy white outfit and does a great job taking on Billy and his big bone. I also like how she plays with the cum at the end, but the scene holds itself back a touch by feeling like it cut off a swallow. The other problem with the scene was that outside of Alicia wearing white instead of black, there wasn't anything about the scene to really set it apart from the rest of the movie. This isn't a bad scene, but it just felt like it was missing a little something.
|Scene 5 – Tiffany Taylor and Nick Manning|
After making a phone call in a sexy black skirt and top, Tiffany's met by Nick. They share a few words before sharing a kiss, and then head to the couch for him to lick her pussy. Tiffany sucks Nick's cock in return before letting him fuck her from behind and then rolls over for some missionary work while mixing in a little thumb sucking. Finally Nick launches a very nice load over Tiffany's tongue.
This is a pretty good scene. There's nice chemistry between Nick and Tiffany, and once again Nick delivers a very nice load to finish the scene with. Tiffany looks great once again, while the lighting and camera work came across very well. My only problem with the scene is that it seemed just a little odd moving from the dark alley and phone to the couch. That's a pretty minor complaint with the fantasy nature of the movie, but it did spring to mind watching the scene. This is a good scene to finish the movie with.
Dark Desires is a nice little vignette movie. It does a very good job of bringing in a little tension and darkness to the 'couples sex' world that's so often held back by a thought that sex has to be tamed as much as possible so that it doesn't scare anybody rather than acknowledging all the doors that can be opened with chemistry and passion. Skye Blue doesn't see how many doors she can throw open as wide as possible with Dark Desires, but she does do a very nice job of spicing up a movie that's obviously aimed at couples and those who don't want all the anal and nastiness with a little darker sex here and there. The artistic look of the movie really helped it out, and made the entire movie easy on the eyes while also having some very nice camera angles. With the exception of Alicia's scene, which just seemed a bit generic, the boy – girl scenes worked very well for me, while Alicia's scene and the girl – girl scene seemed to lack a little spark and fell back into the rut of routine. Dark Desires is a sexy couples movie that does a very good job blending an artistic eye, a little darker sex, and plenty of chemistry.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for Blue Erotica, Moist, My Sexy Sleep Over, Phuck Fantasies, and Sexual Chemistry. The photo gallery includes about twenty okay looking full screen photos with about ten seconds per photo. There's also cumshot recaps, a behind the scenes featurette, a bonus scene, website information, and DVD credits.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts twenty three minutes and features camera work by Voodoo. After posing for a few stills for Nicole Sheridan and her camera, Alicia talks about sex and getting wet easily. Lexi is next, who talks about wanting lots and lots of sex and liking everything except for anal on set. Tiffany is next, who teases Voodoo a bit between scenes before he chats with Jenaveve about what she likes. Ria talks about being shacked up and not doing boys anymore before Sky sets up a scene and gives a little history on the cage. There's plenty more of Sky behind the scenes as they set things up and shoot the scenes, with her coming across as more than likable. This is a nicely done behind the scenes featurette that captures a little of everything. You get personality from the stars, interaction between the stars and director, the scenes being shot, and a little extra tease. This is a very enjoyable featurette.
|Bonus Scene – Tiffany Taylor and a brunette|
Tiffany starts out the bonus scene running her hands all around herself in a black latex dress complete with matching long gloves and thigh high boots. She sits back on a table to unzip it and play with her pussy and tits before a sexy brunette joins her wearing purple and black latex. She encourages Tiffany to play with herself a bit before having her worship her ass. The brunette has Tiffany bring her a pump and sticks a cup on the end that she has Tiffany lick before pumping one of her nipples. They remove the air hose to play with the cup before she tries it on Tiffany's other nipple as well as on her clit. The brunette breaks out a dildo bracelet that she works around Tiffany's mouth and pussy before fucking her with it when Tiffany begs for it loud enough. She also has to beg for her orgasm, which is quickly permitted and encouraged, before the brunette has her suck the toy clean. The brunette lays back to play with herself while making Tiffany watch her but refusing to let Tiffany touch her. Finally the brunette cums and the scene comes to a close.
This is a pretty hot scene. I love how it gets a bit darker than the rest of the movie, but at the same time that makes it a very good choice for being a bonus scene rather than a part of the movie. I'm not sure if this was a scene that was passed on for this movie or a scene from another Platinum Blue movie (in which case I wish Platinum Blue would have let the viewer know where it came from so we could see more like it). The scene has some nice chemistry and some definite heat, and I really liked the fetish aspect to it. This is a hot bonus scene.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, B&D (light), lesbian, toys, and masturbation
Raincoat Factor: High
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Platinum Blue's DVDs can be found online for between about $15 and $20. This one's well worth the money for a couples movie. The sex is very nicely done with some good heat and visuals. The technical aspects also show some nice care with their biggest problem being the non-anamorphic transfer, and the extras also show some good effort. This is a nicely done DVD.
Note to Platinum Blue: It's great to see you supporting the widescreen format, but in the future I really hope you take that support to the anamorphic level. You did a very nice job with the extras, but it would be nice for you to give credit to the performers in the bonus scenes if they're not all in the main movie.
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