Running Time: 107 min.
Production Date: 4 / 10 / 2002
Director: Nicholas Steele
Cast: Inari Vachs, Shelbee Myne, Jessica, Tiffany Mason, Kristal Summers, Faith, Nyomi Arman, Ian Daniels, Evan Stone, Randy Spears, Julian, and Dale DaBone
Initial Expectations: I havenít heard anything about this one, but with Inari Vachs Iím definitely willing to give it a chance.
Initial Reaction: Itís one of the best fuck flicks Iíve seen from Nicholas Steele so far.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting artistically captured sex in a variety of settings
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody who wants a lot of plot or tame couples action
Audio /Video Quality: For the most part, the audio is pretty clear, but there are a few background noises and directions that are audible. Thereís also more than a little dubbing throughout the feature, and the opening sequence is so problematic that I had no real clue what the plot of the movie was supposed to be. The video is slightly grainy, almost as if the feature was shot on film. It nicely mixes full colored scenes with monochrome scenes, and the amount of grain varies quite a bit for artistic effects. Itís also in anamorphic widescreen, which is great to see. I really like the widescreen format, and itís great to see a company supporting the format as much as Nicholas Steele and Adam & Eve are doing lately. There are times when Nicholas Steele looks very unfamiliar with the format, and does things like cutting off heads, but thereís plenty of times when he also looks like heís getting very used to the format and is finding ways to fill the screen with more than what youíd have in the full screen format.
Music: As so often happens in Nicholas Steeleís movies, the music is scored by Saint. This is one of the things I like best about Mr. Steeleís movies as Saint has a very unique new age style feel that helps out most of the scenes Iíve seen it combined with. Itís often a bit on the loud side, if not the only audio in the scenes. Unlike most times when this is done, it seems to work with Saintís music and actually helps out many of the scenes.
Menus: The menus are pretty simple. The main menu has a small clip of the feature, and the chapter menu lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a scene number.
The Feature: A group of thrill seekers have gathered at Randy Spears and Inari Vachsí mansion. Theyíre there for The Flesh Game. They draw cards to see where theyíre going to go and who with, and no doubt every guy there is hoping that theyíre not going to be with Col. Mustard in the library with the candlestick. With each card thereís a different situation, each of which seems to be tailored for the person and their sexual needs.
Julian starts things out with Nyomi Arman in a dark room with a little smoke drifting around them. Nyomi sits on Julianís lap and kisses him passionately, starting with his mouth, moving down his exposed chest and across his nipples, and into his pants. She tenderly sucks and strokes him before trading places so he can kiss her kitty. Julian lets her continue to lay back as he bones her bald beaver before she rolls over for him to give it to her from behind. Finally, Nyomi strokes Julian all over her nicely natural tits. I really like this scene. The art direction is great, as well as very simple. Nicholas Steele shows that darkness can be used just as effectively as light to help in the eroticism of a scene. The low light and shadow do a great job of doing just that here. Itís obvious that Nyomi is really into Julianís cock getting into her, and the low light seems to enhance it even more. Although simple, something tells me that this would be a difficult scene to do right, and Nicholas Steele has done it just right here.
Dale DaBone teams up with gorgeous babes Tiffany Mason and Faith in the second scene. Dale, wearing a studded collar and a leash, licks one as the other watches, and switches between them. The girls return the favor by teaming up to warm Dale up before trading back and forth on being in the middle. He finally pops on one of the girls mouth and lets them swap his gooey goodness back and forth. Itís a hot scene with great chemistry and a really great ending.
Kristal Summers finds her card leading her to Inari Vachs. Inari helps free Kristal from her clothes a bit and then works her way past Kristalís big fat titties and down to her wet slit. She tongues and fingers Kristal before grinding her gash against Kristalís tongue and fingers. Inari and Kristal kiss their way across the rest of each otherís body before they end things with a kiss. Itís a very good scene that could have been a little better. Kristal and Inari are really into each other, but some of the camera angles hid things too much for me. I couldnít help but be reminded of the opening scene, only here things being hidden brought the scene down. The chemistry saves the scene, along with the great art direction and the beautiful setting.
Jessica takes on Evan Stone and Randy Spears in a bed covered with leaves. They work their way around each other orally, with most of the action being Jessica working over the guys and having them push her head down and guide her as she sucks the other guy. Jessica keeps a cock in her mouth and her pussy as the guys fuck her, and even lets them DP her before giving her a massive double facial. This scene leaves me with mixed emotions. Jessica does a great job of taking on Evan and Randy, and really seems to be into both of them, but the camera work seemed to lack a bit here. There was a lot of blurring and quite a few shots where you couldnít see Jessicaís reaction to getting boned. You only get to see her reaction to the DP for a few seconds when the penetration is also shown, which is something I always want to see rather than cutting back and forth between the penetration and the girlís face.
Shelbee Myne and Ian Daniels hook up romantically next. Ian starts things off giving Shelbee a bouquet of flowers before kissing and hinting that itís not the only stemmed thing heíd like to give her. He kisses her softly before eating her pussy, and then lets her slam his cock to the back of her throat. Shelbee gives Ian some great oral loving before climbing on to fuck him reverse cowgirl style. She also lets him nail her from behind, spoon her, and climb on top for a little missionary work before popping on her stomach. Itís a pretty hot scene with nice chemistry and energy. Shelbee has impressed me in the past, but she really surprised me here. Rather than the alternative look sheís had for many years, she has an elegant to her look here, and it really works well for her. In many ways it helped her scene go a little further as one normally wouldnít expect the performance you get out of Shelbee with the look she has here.
Finally, Randy Spears gets it on with Inari Vachs, who I think is without a doubt one of the most beautiful women in porn. They kiss and caress their way across each otherís body, with Inari showing her normal amazing oral skills. She rides Randy in the required reverse cowgirl before letting him fuck her from behind. Inari finishes things up taking a great pop from Randy right in her mouth, and possibly even swallowing it down. Itís a great scene to end with. Randy and Inari have great chemistry together, and she adds some great intensity to the scene as well. Things start out nicely soft and then build to hard and fast. Itís a great way to end the feature, especially with Inari looking like she might swallow down Randyís guy goo.
The Flesh Game is a nicely done piece of artistic porn. Iíd like to say I knew what the plot was about, but due to the audio at the start of the feature, I have no clue. Iíll also say that most of the sex was hot and appealing enough that I didnít really care. By the time things were half way through Dale DaBone taking on Tiffany Mason and Faith, I was hooked. Yes, things lagged a little with Jessicaís scene, but the rest of the movie was great. Thereís a few stylistic things that I didnít really care for, but they were never bad enough that they ruined the scene for me. Instead, the style helped make the feature succeed, especially when combined with a very nice variety of scenes. In many ways it reminds me of Nicholas Steeleís excellent The Puppeteer, a movie thatís so enjoyable that one of the people I leant it to hinted that he might give it back to me in his will, and one where the sex is good enough that you donít really care about the lack of a plot. The Flesh Game might not have a lot of plot, but it more than makes up for it with the sex.
Extras: Trailers are included for Photogenic, Unforgettable, and Whispering Hearts. Bios are included for Inari Vachs, Randy Spears, Nyomi Arman, Dale DaBone, Faith, Evan Stone, Jessica, Ian Daniels, Kristal Summers, Julian, Shelbee Myne, and Tiffany Mason. Each bio includes a photo of the star and a varying degree of information. The photo gallery lasts about two and a half minutes with about six seconds per very nice looking snapshot. Thereís also web links, three bonus scenes, and a behind the scenes featurette.
The first bonus scene comes from All the Rave and features Evan Stone, Joey Ray, Amber Michaels, Paige Sinclair, Kelsey, and Miss Kitty getting busy on the dance floor. It starts out with some nice oral sex, with three of the girls going down and the guys and one of the girls receiving, and then switches around so the girls can get some attention. There isnít any swapping when it comes to the fucking, but everybody does make their way through a few positions before Kelsey and another of the girls take a facial finish. This scene didnít really do anything for me. The camera seemed all over the place, which I admit is something that sometimes needs to be done with large group scenes, but it flashed around so much that I had trouble seeing who was who and who was fucking who. It wasnít helped by the flashing lights, which started to give me a headache over the twenty minutes the scene runs.
The second bonus scene comes from Sex Across America 6: Hawaii. Christopher Streams and T. J. Hart go for a romantic walk along the beach for Christopherís birthday, which of course leads to sex. They warm each other up nicely on the beach by a wall, with T. J. really looking great. He tenderly eats her pussy before she gives him a blowjob that she really seems to enjoy giving. She occasionally looks up at Christopher and smiles slightly as the waves come in around her knees. They work through several of the more common positions, or at least common when you canít lay down, such as standing up and a few positions where Christopher can fuck T. J. from behind. T. J. finishes things nicely by taking Christopherís dick droppings on her nicely done implants. Itís a pretty good scene that keeps a nicely romantic feel throughout the entire scene. Everything about the scene seems to bring out the romantic feel, from the camera angles to the music, and it had me smiling through much of it.
The final bonus scene pairs Jason McCain and Keri Windsor in the shower in a scene from Naked Hollywood 1: Faking It. Jason starts out fucking Keriís pussy with his tongue and fingers as well as moving back to tongue fuck her ass. She repays him with a vigorous blowjob that takes him all the way in and by letting him fuck her face good and hard. They move out of the shower for Jason to take Keri from behind, caressing, spanking, and grabbing her ass as he fucks her pussy. She rolls over for a little mish action before finishing by taking Jasonís pop on her chin and tits. Itís a very odd facial since Keri seems very afraid and unsure of it. Itís a little bit of a letdown as an ending, but the rest of the scene is really good. The ending fits in very well with the start of the next dialogue scene, which made any hesitation I had about it.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts about twenty minutes. You get to see plenty of what went on in the making of The Flesh Game here. Thereís several clips of the scenes being shot, as well as interviews with the stars and Nicholas Steele. Thereís even a bit of the cast and crew screwing around on the set to give it a more fun feel. Itís a very good behind the scenes feature and nicely balances fun and information.
Themes: Straight, group, lesbian, B&D, inter-racial, cum swapping, anal, and DP
Condom Usage: 100%
Raincoat Factor: High
Overall: Currently, most of Adam & Eveís Premium Collection titles can be found online for between $13 and $22 with most stores offering them for around $20. At the low end I canít help but strongly recommend this feature! There isnít much of a plot to worry about, and the sex is very hot and nicely varied. Thereís also some very nice extras, although there are also a few minor audio problems.
Note to Adam & Eve: Nice job and thanks for your support of the anamorphic widescreen format.
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