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Running Time: 89 min.
Production Date: 3 / 26 / 2002
Director: Julian St. Jox
Cast: Angel, Tara, Tia, Mika Tan, Natalie, Julian St. Jox, and Mark Anthony
Initial Expectations: I havenít seen much of what Julian St. Jox has to offer behind the camera, so Iím keeping an open mind for this one.
Initial Reaction: Itís hit or miss, but theyíre some big hits and misses.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of Oriental girls
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting nastier sex or balanced camera work
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are pretty standard for gonzo porn. The audio is pretty good, but frequently has some minor balance problems. The video is also pretty good, and doesnít have much of the shakiness that can commonly hold back the gonzo genre. The lighting is also pretty good, but there are a few remnants that flash around now and then.
Music: Thereís a little music between the scenes but nothing during the actual sex. Unfortunately there only seems to be one song throughout the entire feature, and it gets annoying by about the end of the opening credits.
Disc Problems / Complaints: The cover states the feature is ďShot entirely in the PhilippinesĒ, although the last couple scenes takes place in Tokyo. Normally I wouldnít care, but Iím sure some people are looking forward to Filipino ladies. So my main problem is semantics. If the cover would have stated something about a Philippines trip rather than claiming to come entirely from the Philippines, I wouldnít have had any problem.
Menus: The main menu is pretty simple, but does include a bit of one of the scenes. The chapter menu lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene.
The Feature: In the International Flava series, Julian St. Jox combines two common porn ideas into one movie, travel and inter-racial sex. This time heís in the Philippines with Mark Anthony and Mack J., and checking out the ladies the islands have to offer.
Julian meeting Khail and Tara starts out by the pool. He tells them how heís from the states and a scout for the modeling show thatís coming up. That night the girls head up to Julianís room after partying a bit. They quickly start kissing and start to slip into something a little more comfortable, like each other. The girls and Julian take turns working on each other before Julian fucks each of the girls. One of the girls gets two pokes while the other gets one, and the girls get a nice face full of spooge to end things. Unfortunately, the scene isnít too impressive. Much of the fault lies with the camera work, since as soon as the fucking starts at least three quarters of it concentrated on close-ups. It was very rare to ever see all three people on the screen at the same time, and the few times they were they seemed really scrunched up. Also, the girls seemed lost. They looked like they were bored quite a bit and they seemed like they were looking for directions quite a few times, or maybe they were just checking to make sure that nobody walked away with the cash they were to get for the scene. Heck, the one even started to sprint away as soon as she stood up after taking the pop shot and Julian had to hold her back. This isnít the way to start a feature.
Mark Anthony finally catches on when Angel, a very cute Filipino with a great natural body and a large tattoo, keeps telling him sheís tired and doesnít want to go out. The head over to the bed and warm each other up with some light fondling and then moving on to a bit of fingering and oral. Unlike the previous scene, Angel gives me the impression that sheís been in front of the camera a few times. Although she keeps her eyes closed quite a bit, she also looks at the camera now and then, and also shows a bit more enthusiasm, especially during her blowjob. Angel really gets into Mark fucking her missionary style, as well as showing a huge smile as sheís boned from behind with Mark thumbing her asshole. They finish things up spooning before Mark drops his load on Angelís face as she demands more. Itís a very hot scene and is almost good enough to make me forget the previous scene. Thereís some great chemistry, some real energy, and some definite heat.
Mack J. hooks Julian up with Natalie, who looks to be more black than Oriental, and Angel. No, unfortunately itís not Angel from the last scene. Itís another girl named Angel who isnít nearly as cute and who looks like sheís never sucked a cock before. From her facial expressions Iím guessing she wasnít having that good of a time with Julian fucking her either. Iím guessing Julian might have been a little large for her, but regardless the reason, it really brought this scene down for me. Luckily Natalie seems to be into it much better. She smiles a bit and lets her body move into it after sending Angel over to suck Mackís cock. Both girls take a nice facial to end things, and not surprisingly, Natalie looks into it while Angel looks like she wants to get her money and get the heck out of there. Needless to say, scenes like this are why there are remote controls.
Mark Anthony hooks up with Tia, another decent looking Oriental girl, after partying in Tokyo in the penultimate scene. He starts out tonguing her pussy and ass and is rewarded with a decent blowjob for the little bit of his cock Tia can fit in her mouth. After theyíre both good and warmed up Tia hops up for a cowgirl ride, followed by a little doggie and spooning. Sadly Tia seems to be riding the edge of pleasure and extreme discomfort, which once again brings things down a couple notches. She finishes things with an okay facial, but itís an okay at best scene.
Finally, now in Hong Kong rather than the Philippines, Julian St. Jox hooks up with Mika Tan. He shoots a few pictures of her and then dives into her pussy with his tongue and fingers as she bends over on the couch in front of him. She returns the favor with a fairly sloppy ball and cock sucking and finally takes Julian in her pussy. She takes Julian in her pussy in a couple positions and then asks him to fuck her asshole in a couple more positions. Mika rides a fine edge between looking uncomfortable and looking really into getting fucked, but thankfully thereís enough that looks like sheís really enjoying herself that the scene seems worthwhile. She finishes things up with a nice facial, which she really looks to enjoy, and blows a cum-bubble kiss to end things.
Although International Flava 2 starts with a great idea, the execution almost completely kills it. First, thereís the claim that the feature is shot entirely in the Philippines when only three of the five scenes are shot in the claimed location (the other two are in Tokyo and Hong Kong). Iíll give Julian credit for not hiding the fact that the last two scenes are shot elsewhere, but to then claim on the boxcover that the entire feature is shot in the Philippines is stupid at best. Next is that half of the girls look like they wish they were somewhere else. They look like either they just want their check or theyíre parts donít fit too well with the guy theyíre matched with. The only scene I found completely enjoyable was the second scene, between Mark Anthony and Angel. Much of the camera work and editing is just as bad. When Julian is in front of the camera, it seems to have a hard time breaking away from the extreme close-up shot. I never got the feeling that the camera was just left on a tripod ala Ed Powers, but itís not too far off. When Julian gets behind the camera rather than in front of it, things improve drastically, but the shots still seem a bit long at times. Iím not sure if this is a problem with the editing or if Julian just has such a low budget that he canít afford a second camera. If youíre a big fan of Oriental girls you might still enjoy International Flava 2, but donít pay too much for it.
Extras: The photo gallery lasts about two and a half minutes with about seven seconds per snapshot. Itís a very different photo gallery. As the snapshot shows on one side of the scenes, youíre also shown clips from the movie on the other (and theyíre not always from the same scene.
Themes: Straight, inter-racial, group, lesbian, spanking, anal, and rimming (male > female)
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Overall: Currently, the International Flava can be found online for between $9 and $21 with most stores offering it near the top end. Iíd suggest renting this one first, or if not, donít pay over the bottom on this one. Thereís some good sex, but overall itís highly inconsistent. The technical aspects are okay, but the camera work brings it down. Thereís also no real extras.
Note to Wildlife / Julian St. Jox: This is a great idea, and I hope you can pull it together better in the future. Iíd also like to see a few more extras.
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