Running Time: 86 min.
Production Date: October 2, 2000
Director: Red Ezra
Cast: Serenity, Stephanie Swift, Devinn Lane, Temptress, Kylie Ireland, Felecia, Shay Sweet, Miko Lee, Holly Hollywood, Jezebelle Bond, and Brad Armstrong (non-sex)
Initial Expectations: Red Ezra has done a great job with many of Wickedís behind the scenes featurettes. Between the cast and what Iíve already seen from him, I have high hopes for this release. It also helps my expectations when I see that Wicked thinks itís good enough to see how many extras they can fit on the DVD.
Initial Reaction: Itís typical a Wicked DVD, which of course is extremely well done with a very good movie.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of all girl action and Wickedís contract girls
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody who doesnít like the style to features by directors such as Brad Armstrong
Audio /Video Quality: As usual with Wicked, the audio and video are great. The audio is clear and normally very well balanced. There are a couple comments that you canít really make out, but thatís it. The video is just as good. There arenít any soft focus problems and the feature is very clear.
Music: The music is normally more of a techno feel. Itís about as loud as it can be without feeling loud.
Menus: As usual, Wicked put some extra effort into the menus. The entire menu system is setup around photography, with Serentiy snapping pictures. The choices are then shown on things such as slides or taken pictures. Itís a neat looking menu system that shows a lot of care.
The Feature: Flash! follows Serenity, a former student who fell in love with photography as she worked her way through school as a model. Sheís searching for her perfect style as well as the perfect models. In her hunt she sometimes just watches the models, other times joins in with the models, and if all else fails, fantasizes about them when she gets home.
Felecia starts out with a little solo action dressed in purple lingerie and stockings. She starts out tender, as usual, rubbing her nipples and pussy a little, and then working up to a finger frenzy in her pussy. She switches over to a purple dildo and vigorously fucks her pussy, sucking it a little at the end to finish it off. Itís a very good solo scene and a nice start to the feature.
Temptress and Kylie Ireland get busy with Serenity and some leather and latex in the next scene. The girls start off working on Serenity, but it really takes off when Kylie gets her turn. As usual with Kylie as of late, she takes as many fingers as she can in both holes. Temptress really shines here as well, clearly getting into the scene and having a lot of fun both fingering Kylie and slapping her ass. Temptress and Serenity get outfitted with strap- ons next, with Kylie on the receiving end of Serenityís rubber dick. Kylie works a double dong through the chain link fence between Serenity and Temptress. Itís an extremely hot scene and itís edited together extremely well, mixing color and black and white scenes.
Serenity masturbates a little while fantasizing about being with Devinn Lane in a old time restaurant set. They start out with a little kissing and quickly get into each other. After they each eat each other out, they masturbate for each other with colored dildos. Itís an extremely hot scene thatís helped out immensely by the chemistry between Serenity and Devinn. I really hope that we get to see the two of them working together in the future after how hot this scene was.
Stephanie Swift and Jezebelle Bond get busy in a hotel room while playing with Serenityís digital camera. Stephanie looks great as usual, but Jezebelle looks like a human pawn shop with both of her nipples and her pussy pierced as well as having several tattoos. Iím guessing she skipped the tongue stud so that she can make it through airport metal detectors with less problems. Surprisingly, she still has natural tits and the camera makes her look great from almost every angle. Once again, the scene has both black and white and color sequences. Thereís a long tease to begin with before Jezebelle starts to fully explore Stephanieís body. She works up to giving Stephanie four fingers and then lets Stephanie go to work on her. Stephanie fucks Jezebelleís pussy while dropping a little candle wax on her ass. Stephanie even drops a little wax on herself to try it out. Itís a hot scene that once again has great chemistry between the ladies.
Felecia returns for the next scene to go out to the club with Serenity where Miko Lee is the DJ. Of course, the club turns into a fantasy club where the girls strip down to their pasties. Serenity and Felecia start things out on the couch with Miko Lee coming over soon after to join in. Serenity shows her just where to start, and Felecia helps Miko get started right. The girls work over Miko next followed by working over Felecia with a jelly dildo. Once again, itís a very hot scene with above average chemistry.
Shay Sweet and Holly Hollywood play cowgirl in the next scene complete with toy guns, cow patterned vests and skirts, red bra, panties, stockings, and garter belts, and black pasties. The only thing missing is cowboy boots. Shay goes down on Holly first, with Holly giving Shay a four fingered thank you afterwards. They work each other over with a double dildo to finish off the scene. Although I never really liked Shay when I first saw her in a movie, I have to admit that sheís growing on me pretty fast. She and Holly have some good chemistry going between them and really get going with the double dildo. Although I think itís a little weaker than the other scenes in the feature, itís still a lot better than the average scene out there.
For Red Ezraís second full length feature, he does an amazing job. After watching Flash! itís obvious why Wicked gave him a contract right away. He knows enough to tweak things when the need tweaking and leave them alone when they get going good. His style is a little over the top at times, mostly with the costuming and sets, but it helps to make the movie fun, which is what porn should be. Itís also filled with hot sex with beautiful women. Itís fun, hot porn, just what it should be.
Extras: Wicked has included all of their normal extras as well as some special for this DVD. As usual, thereís a list of Wickedís AVN and DVD awards and nominations, the Wicked Casino, Wicked Web, Wicked company profile, and a commercial for the Free Speech Coalition. Trailers are included for Working Girl , Vengeance , The Kissing Game , and Knockout . Audio bios are included for Serenity, Kylie Ireland, Miko Lee, Holly Hollywood, Stephanie Swift, Red Ezra, Jezebelle Bond, Devinn Lane, Temptress, and Felecia. They include some personal information, a few stills, and a link to the starís scene and were made just for this feature. Two photo galleries are included, one for the production and one thatís filled with behind the scenes shots. The production gallery lasts about two and a quarter minutes and the behind the scenes gallery lasts about a minute, with five seconds for each photo.
Starting off the extras just for Flash! is a commentary with Red Ezra. Unlike many of Wickedís other recent commentaries, this time Ezra is all by himself rather than teamed with a star. I have to admit that I was a little afraid of Ezra doing a solo commentary, after hearing some solo commentaries that were as much dead air as anything> That isnít a problem here since Ezra fills up very well. Heís a very gracious director and gives a lot of credit to the cast and crew. He makes sure to name off many of the cast members and their contributions. He also gives quite a bit of information about the film making process. Jonathan Morgan stops in for a few seconds to add a humorous remark, but thatís about all heís there for. Itís a great commentary with a wide variety of information.
All Access: The Making of Flash! , lasts seventeen minutes with Mark Stone providing the camera work. Ezra and Serenity start things out by telling what the basis of the movie is before getting into the scenes, and then return for each scene to add a little. Each of the other girls in the feature gets a little introduction before their we see what happened making their scene. All of the girls come off really well with the exception of Jezebelle Bond, who flips off the camera with both fingers the first time it focuses on her. Just like with the commentary, Red Ezra is extremely gracious to the cast and crew. Itís a good behind the scenes, but sadly doesnít have many of the set interviews that are included on some of Wickedís other behind the scenes.
Both Red Ezra and Serenity give about two and a half minute interviews. Redís interview is cut together from several scenes in the movie. He talks a little about the pick up day, the costumes, and what he expects from the cast and crew. In Serenityís interview she talks about the overall movie and the scenes. There isnít really anything new here since all the important parts are covered in the behind the scenes featurette.
Serenityís bonus masturbation scene lasts almost nine minutes. Unlike many bonus scenes, Wicked actually finished it off, including music. Itís a darker scene, but it works well since the room is supposed to be lit mostly by candles. A lot of this scene was already included in the scene between Serenity and Devinn, but itís a great touch to include the scene in its entirety as an extra. Serenity gets herself very worked up and makes it a great solo scene.
Finally, thereís a three and a half minute featurette on the box cover shoot. Itís kind of like a cross between a photo gallery and a behind the scenes featurette. Itís all set to music, much like a video, and you get to see both Serenity as sheís getting ready for her photos and as the photos are being taken. You also get to see a little of the crew taking the pictures. Itís not the most exciting extra in the world, but Iím not going to complain about any extra that lets me see more of Serenity.
Themes: Lesbian, masturbation, toys, group, fetishwear, anal, and candle wax
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Overall: Currently, Flash can be found online for between $25 and $30 with several stores offering it at the lower end. If youíre a fan of the Wicked Girls or all girl action youíre going to need this one on your shelf. The sex is hot, the transfer great, and the wide range of extras fill out the package.
Note to Wicked: As usual, very nice job. The only thing that seemed lacking in the featurette was the behind the scenes featurettes. A few more interviews would be really nice in them so that the viewer can get a little better feel for the talent as people. Also, if the interview is included in the behind the scenes featurette, such as Serenityís was and some of Red Ezraís, please donít double it as another extra.
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