DVD vs. Blu-Ray: The 4-disc Horizon set includes the movie both on DVD and Blu-Ray. Simply put, the Blu-Ray looks every bit as amazing as one would hope with a pristine picture and fantastic audio. Horizon shows a lot of effort towards the audio and video, and Blu-Ray is definitely the way to watch this release.
Running Time: 139 min.
Production Date: 5 / 1 – 8 / 2011
Director: Sam Hain
Cast: Aiden Starr, Alektra Blue, Bobbi Starr, jessica drake, Kaylani Lei, Kimberly Kane, Misty Stone, Bill Bailey, Danny Mountain, Rocco Reed, Tony deSergio, and Xander Corvus in sexual roles with Andy San Dimas and many more in non-sex roles
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are nothing short of excellent. The audio is clear and well balanced, right down to some minor background hums that seem perfect for the spaceship setting. The video is presented in anamorphic widescreen and is also excellent. The presentation is normally a little on the dull side, which seems perfect for the presentation, but knows how and when to use light for the best effect. There's also a very steady hand on the camera to capture the movie very well.
The Movie: Three days after aliens invade Earth, roughly 6 billion humans have been killed and the remaining 3 billion humans on the surface are not expected to survive the next forty eight hours. Those who made it to the Heavy Cruiser Horizon captained by jessica drake in Earth's orbit, hope it will take them to safety on Mercury with the other 200 million humans who were previously evacuated. What they don't expect is to be sent back to Earth on a mission with little chance of survival for them but which might mean the survival of the human race.
|Scene 1 – Misty Stone and Bill Bailey|
Upon reuniting, Bill and smoking hot black babe Misty kiss and quickly head to the shower. They continue kissing passionately in the shower before moving out of the water so Misty can lay back and urge Bill on as he eats her box. Bill also mixes in a little finger play before Misty eagerly sucks his cock in return. Bill fucks Misty standing up from behind before she rides him reverse cowgirl style and lets him spoon her. He goes back to taking Misty from behind before spraying his seed over her tits and letting her suck out the last bit.
|Scene 2 – Alektra Blue, Danny Mountain, and Xander Corvus|
In the bowels of Horizon, brunette Alektra gets busy with Danny and Xander. She lets them kiss her, suck her tits, and play with her pussy before Xander drops down to eat her from behind while she mouths Danny's meat. Xander comes up to join Danny in getting his knob gobbled before they take turns fucking her missionary style and getting their cock sucked more. Alektra also rides Xander in the cowgirls while mixing in a little doggie action with Danny. She also gets in a little bow and arrow action before the guys stucco her tits and let her suck out the last bit.
|Scene 3 – Kimberly Kane and Tony deSergio|
Married couple Kimberly and Tony share a little time together the night before the big mission. They kiss with Kimberly stripping down to let Tony suck her tits and play with her pussy. He mixes in a little oral attention for her pussy before moving down to concentrate on it orally and then lets Kimberly reciprocate with a little oral action of her own. They even get in a little sixty-nining before Tony fucks Kimberly doggie style. She rides Tony reverse cowgirl style before letting him spoon her and fuck her missionary style. Finally Tony unloads around Kimberly's pussy and bush before they share a few last kisses.
|Scene 4 – Bobbi Starr and Kaylani Lei|
Smoking hot Kaylani hooks up with her scientist domestic partner Bobbi after a meeting. They kiss as Kaylani lays back to let Bobbi help her strip down and play with her pussy inside her jumpsuit. Bobbi continues to play with Kaylani as they strip each other down before laying back so Kaylani can lick and finger her in return. Bobbi lays Kaylani back to eat her box and play with her a little more before they grind against each other. They continue to work each other over and finally close with a kiss.
|Scene 5 – jessica drake and Rocco Reed|
Rocco helps relieve jessica of some of the pressures of command after a tough decision. He kisses her passionately on a bed and plays with her pussy while kissing her nipples and then moves down to eat her. jessica kisses her way across Rocco's stomach to help him out of his shorts so she can suck, stroke, and throat his cock before riding it cowgirl style while still partially dressed. She lays back for Rocco to fuck her missionary style before getting on all fours so he can take her from behind. Finally jessica takes a very nice pop in her mouth before sucking out the last bit and rubbing it around one of her tits.
|Scene 6 – Aiden Starr and Kimberly Kane|
Kimberly gets busy with alien Aiden to close out the sex. They start with a quick kiss before Aiden starts undressing Kimberly to suck her tits and play with her pussy. Aiden moves forward to sixty-nine Kimberly before laying back to let Kimberly eat and finger her in return. Kimberly gets on all fours for Aiden to lick and finger her from behind as well as laying back for Aiden to work on her. Finally Aiden rides Kimberly's face and kisses her tits before they close things with a little more kissing.
I've often thought that great sci-fi not only entertains you, but makes you think and often feel as well. Not only does Sam Hain do that very well with Horizon, but he one-ups great sci-fi by adding in six solid sex scenes. I'm not sure know how many times I had the thought of “I'm really watching a porno?” go through my head watching Horizon, and due to how well the sex scenes fit into the overall movie that thought even went through my head during some of the sex scenes. I know that sounds like a slam against the sex but it isn't meant to be. The sex just worked that well for me fitting into the story, and more so the emotions of the characters. This is not a happy movie, but a desperate one, and the sex often feels like one last grasp at reality not knowing if it will ever happen again. Although she did every bit as good of a job as one has come to expect from her, Alektra Blue's scene was easily the weakest in the movie for me for the simple reason that it didn't seem to tap into that emotion trying to hold onto and feel life one last time despite fitting into the story. I think Kaylani Lei's scene with Bobbi Starr and jessica drake's scene with Rocco Reed might have been my favorites here, but the scenes are so consistent that it is really hard to pick a best scene.
As for the non-sex aspect of Horizon I was consistently amazed. I often get a bit depressed and start to lose a little interest watching movies such as this, but with how solid the story is and how well the cast treated it that never happened to me here. There's as much hope here as there is doom, and the cast plays it all amazingly well. jessica drake is fantastic as the torn captain of the Horizon and the rest of the cast backs her up extremely well. Andy San Dimas also makes a nice turn in a non-sex supporting role, but sadly has a few moments of Costner-itis dealing with her accent. The special effects are also very well done, coming out at about the same level as high quality cable sci-fi if not a little better for the space sequences. The creature effects are also done extremely well, and although they're a bit limited at times, they're also used well enough that they never seem cheesy. Horizon is easily one of the best adult releases to come out of 2011.
The Extras: As usual with Wicked for their epic fall release, Wicked has put plenty of effort into the trailers and it takes not just one, but two DVDs to contain them all. The only extra included on the first DVD is a trailer for the movie. The second DVD is where all of the goodies related to the movie are found, as well as plenty more, starting with a digital copy of the movie. From there, the DVD is broken down into three, sections, a “Video Log”, “Personnel Files”, and “Database”.
The “Video Log” section focuses on the behind the scenes action. The biggest featurette here is Lee Snijders' behind the scenes featurette lasts about fifteen and a half minutes. After a few shots around the set jessica drake introduces the shoot and the supercamera being used on the movie inside a studio. The action moves to the desert location for a few sequences before moving back inside the studio for a little green screen work with a few comments from Kimberly Kane. There's also a few comments from Kaylani Lei as well as a few more comments from jessica drake. This is an okay featurette. The comments are very limited and never add too much to the featurette, and most of the footage seems to be shots of fairly dark rooms with a lot of people and cameras. Compared to many of Wicked Pictures' behind the scenes featurettes in the past, this one's a disappointment.
There's also several smaller behind the scenes featurettes in the “Video Log” section. ”The Crawler” featurette lasts about three and a half minutes and focuses on the alien and the effort that was put into the makeup and costume for it, as well as working in a little fun. ”The Girls of Horizon” lasts about five minutes and focuses on the photo shoots for the girls after nicely identifying each of them for those who aren't familiar with the cast. There's also a behind the scenes featurette for the sex scenes lasting about twelve minutes. Here you basically get to see clips of guys with cameras capturing the action scene by scene with the players nicely being identified at the start of each segment.
The “Personnel Files” section focuses on the cast. Photo galleries are included for each of the seven ladies in the cast, as well as a behind the scenes gallery. Bonus scenes are included from Rocki Whore Picture Show (jessica drake and Rocco Reed), Bring It (Alektra Blue and Bill Bailey), and Party Girls (Kaylani Lei and Rocco Reed).
Finally, the “Database” section includes most of the standard Wicked extras. You get six trailers as well as a promotional reel for the company here.
The third DVD is filled with trailers and bonus scenes. You get trailers for eighteen standard Wicked releases, five Wicked Passions releases, and a trailer for the Wicked Education line. There are also more bonus scenes here. This time you get bonus scenes from Sex, Lies, and Spies (Stormy Daniels and Tony deSergio), 3 Days in June (jessica drake and Dane Cross), The Watcher (Asa Akira, Kirsten Price, and Brad Armstrong), Speed (Alektra Blue, Angie Savage, Sandee Westgate, and Sophia Santi), and 4Some (jessica drake, Kaylani Lei, Brad Armstrong, and Derrick Pierce). There's also “Exclusive scenes for Hard Day's Work (Gracie Glam and Rocco Reed), Study Buddy Booty Call (Amia Miley and Johnny Castle), and Partly Stormy (India Summer and Aaron Wilcoxxx) which require you to call a 900 number for access to the scenes (which always annoys me and leaves me feeling a little ripped off). Finally there's a promo reel and commercials.
Condom Usage: 100% (as humans apparently haven't found a better way to stop the transmission of STDs or stop pregnancies nearly a hundred years in the future)
Final Thoughts: Buy it. It's quite simply the best release I've seen from Wicked Pictures in a very long time as well as quite possibly being Sam Hain's best (and that's really saying something!).
Note to Wicked Pictures: I hope this isn't the last we see of you and Sam Hain working together!
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