Running Time: 80 min.
Production Date: 2 / 4 / 1996
Director: Brad Armstrong and Greg Steele
Cast: Jenna Jameson, Jeanna Fine, Missy, Channone, Vince Voyeur, Peter North, Bobby Vitale, Mark Davis, Mike Horner, Brad Armstrong, Anthony Crane, and Claudio
Initial Expectations: I really like Wickedís DVDs but I donít think a lot of Jennaís movies quite live up to her hype. Although not quite up to her hype, theyíve still been better than the average adult film.
Initial Reaction: I now remember why Jenna has such a devoted following.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of Brad Armstrongís movies, Jenna Jameson, Jeanna Fine, and well made adult films.
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody who doesnít want to be bothered by that plot stuff.
Audio /Video Quality: The audio is very clear throughout the entire movie. Most of the video is clear except for the first full sex scene. The focus seems slightly off through most of that scene but this could have partially been from shooting through the mesh hanging around the bed. Whatever the reason was, the pictures seems slightly blurry.
Music: The music is nicely balanced with the rest of the audio. Youíve heard a lot of the music before but itís a good mix of typical porn music, classical feel music, and very sexy sax.
False Advertising: The cover lists Lovette in the cast but she doesnít appear anywhere in the movie. The back cover shows the menu for the audio bios which also lists her in the cast. The actual audio bios menu includes Brad Armstrong instead of Lovette which makes it look like her being on the cover was an oversight that was missed for the cover but caught for the DVD. I donít care for Lovette one way or the other, so it doesnít matter much to me. Iím sure she has some loyal fans out there, however, to whom it does matter.
Menus: The menus are very simple and look great. They really fit the style of the movie and capture a little of the suspense in the movie.
The Feature: Hard Evidence tackles the formidable job of trying to make a porno thatís loosely based on Basic Instinct and complete with the leg-crossing scene. In the femme fatale role is Jeanna Fine, whoís lawyer husband, Claudio, is found murdered in a bed. During the opening credits we watch as a short, dark haired woman fucks him. Jeannaís chances for beating the rap donít look too good either since detectives Anthony Crane and Vince Voyeur donít seem to believe her story. It also doesnít help that her husbandís partner (Mike Horner) doesnít want to cooperate with the police. The only person whoís at all helpful is their secretary (Jenna Jameson). It doesnít help matters when the detectives later find a videotape showing Jeanna fucking Claudio and then killing him. No, the story isnít that deep, but for a porno that lasts under an hour and a half it isnít that bad either. The sex fits the scenes pretty well, which also helps things out.
Jeanna takes on Peter North and Bobby Vitale in the first complete scene. The scene takes place on a four poster bed thatís surrounded by netting. A lot of this scene seemed a little blurry which I think may have been caused by trying to shoot through the netting. Itís just blurry enough to be noticed and on a low quality system it might not even be noticed (not that mine is the highest quality). Itís a good scene, but something else just didnít fit right with me and Iím not exactly sure what it is. Jeanna does do a very good job, as do the guys, and Jeanna also takes a great double facial. I really wish I knew what it was that bothered me about the scene but I just canít place it.
At a sex club, Mike, Claudio, and Jenna go to watch Mark Davis fuck Channone. This was by far my favorite scene in the movie. Mike and Claudio feel up Jenna a little as Mark and Channone start out. After a little bit, Jenna goes up to help both Mark and Channone out. She works Channone over with a vibrator while Mark fucks her pussy. Jenna then moves over to become the helper as Channone takes Markís cock in both her pussy and her ass. Finally, Mark blows his load onto Channoneís asshole as Jenna spreads her ass open for a little gape. I donít care much for gape, but itís not much of a gape and didnít bother me much. Itís a very hot scene and Jenna really shows her potential and skills in it. Scenes like this are why Jenna has such a devoted following.
After a little questioning, Vince takes Jeanna back to her house where they, of course, fuck. Although normally a little nasty, sheís a little more so in this scene. Sheís very vocal and trash talks quite a bit through the scene. She only takes Vinceís cock in her pussy but her ass was busy enough with her fingers for much of the scene. There is also some artistic feel to the scene with some good mirror usage. To finish it off, Vince blows his load on Jeannaís pussy. Itís a hot scene but also slightly humorous since every once in a while the camera is at just the right angle so that you can see Jeanna towering over short Vince. I know sheís wearing heels, but itís one of the few scenes Iíve seen where the woman is taller than the guy in the scene.
At her job interview, Mike Horner shows Missy that if youíre going to work for lawyers you better be able to get fucked. Missy does a small tease to start the scene off with before she and Mike work each other over and fuck on the desk. As always, Mike has some great facial expressions while boning Missy. Missy also gives her normal intense fuck. Iíve barely seen any of Missyís scenes that I didnít like and this one is no different. In addition to a natural body, Missy has such raw sexuality that I have a hard time not liking her and this very hot scene shows why.
Finally, the leading ladies feast on each other in the interrogation room. Both ladies are dressed all in black and Jeanna starts by running an ice cube across a blindfolded Jenna on the table. They kiss the ice cube back and forth and then show just how much can be done with fingers. Itís a hot scene and the balance between Jenna and Jeanna is very well done. Of course, Jeanna is normally in control, but Jenna plays her more submissive part very well.
Although not horribly original, Hard Evidence is well done. The sex blends in well with the scenes and gives the entire cast a chance to shine. The overall movie is enhanced a little more by having several non-sex characters like Brad Armstrong, Anthony Crane, and thankfully in a non-sex role, Claudio. Both Jeanna and Jenna really shine, one showing all of her experience and the other showing how much potential she does have. If youíre a fan of almost anybody in the cast you probably wonít be let down.
Extras: Wicked does theyíre normal above average job with their extras on Hard Evidence . Jenna Jameson, Jeanna Fine, Missy, Peter North, Mark Davis, and Brad Armstrong are covered in the audio bios. As usual thereís a couple nice stills, some personal information, and a link to the starís scene. Trailers are included for Dream Quest , Spellbound, Pornogothic, and Sex Safari .
Wicked includes their normal double photo gallery as well. The first photo gallery is from the actual production and lasts about two minutes with five seconds per photo. The second photo gallery is a behind the scenes photo gallery that lasts just under two minutes with five seconds per photo. In both photo galleries the pictures are framed and look great!
Finally, the usual Wicked Casino, web link, and company profile are included as well as the listing of Wickedís AVN winners and nominees. Thereís also a commercial for free speech. I really like how Wicked gives you a choice on whether to watch the commercial rather than how many other companies put it at the beginning of the DVD and some even make it mandatory to watch by not letting you skip past it.
Themes: Straight, group, lesbian, rimming (female > female), anal, masturbation, toys, spanking, and shoe worship
Raincoat Factor: Medium
Overall: Currently, Hard Evidence can be found online for between $25.50 and $30 with only four stores offering it. If youíre a fan of Jenna or Jeanna youíll be very happy with it at the lower end as both women really shine. The transfer lacks a little in places but the extras are up to Wickedís normal high standards.
Note about Lovetteís listing: I e- mailed Wicked about the listing of Lovette in the cast on the cover. Within an hour I had an e- mail back admitting that it was an oversight and that it would be corrected when the inserts were printed next. Iím amazed at the quick response. Great job, Wicked. Due to their response and the short turnaround in receiving it and checking out one of the internet retailers who didnít list Lovette in the cast, Iím not knocking Hard Evidence down the little bit I normally would.
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