The Little Details
Running Time: 85 min.
Production Date: 6 / 30 / 2003
Director: Nic Andrews
Cast: Jesse Jane, Ashley Long, Amberlina Lynn, BellaDonna, Jessica Jaymes, Monique Alexander, Nichole Loren, Renee Pornero, Barrett Blade, Dick Delaware, and Mark Davis in sexual roles and Aria and Felecia Fox in non-sex roles
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Iíve been really impressed with most of what Iíve seen from Nic Andrews. Iím going into this one with pretty high expectations.
Initial Reaction: Itís beautiful.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of extremely artistic sex such as Andrew Blakeís work
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting harder sex or an extremely clear picture and audio
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are okay, but very artistic. The audio is pretty clear, but due to the style most of the time the music drowns it out almost completely. The video is similar. Think this was shot on Mini35, so the video has a slightly grainy look thatís very close to the look of film. Sadly, the grain overtakes some of the movie and the scenes come off as very blurry. Itís all very nicely lit and has a very artistic feel similar to that of Andrew Blake (especially his early work), but I was often frustrated by it because I wanted to see things better than I could. Iím sure these technical aspects will work for some people, but they really interfered with the movie and my enjoyment of it.
Music: Derik Andrews provides the music for Jesse Jane: Erotique. As I said, the music dominates the audio, but at least itís good music. Derik Andrews does a fantastic job of putting together a sexy score here, and itís good enough that I really wish it would have been included as a bonus CD with this movie. At the very least, I wish that when musicians did this great of a job that fans could purchase soundtracks of the movies off the website of the company who made the movie.
Disc Complaints: As usual, Digital Playground subjects you to a little intro for their company logo which you canít skip. This is a little annoying, but it gets even more annoying when you canít even scan through it. This is one of those things that I have yet to find anybody out there who likes. People know whoís movie theyíre picking up with the size of your logo on the cover. You donít need to cram it down their throat!
Thereís also no time stamp to the feature. Quite often I donít have the time to watch a full movie, and I also like to jump back to specific spots in a movie. With a time stamp you can jump to specific instances in a movie and with many players leave a movie to come back to the specific instant you left off. Without the time stamp youíre stuck going back to the chapter breaks only. From what I understand it takes almost no effort or cost to include a time stamp, so whenever I come across a DVD without one it always seems a bit cheap to me or like whoever made the DVD didnít really care that much about the people who are buying it. Digital Playground has the resources and technology that this is a problem that shouldnít be!
Menus: The menus are pretty good. The main menu is nicely animated and gives a great first impression. The chapter menu is pretty unimpressive, and lets you choose a chapter based on a small clip of each chapter and a chapter number rather than something like listing the girls in each scene so that you can jump to a scene based on something youíd be interested in.
The FeatureNic Andrews returns to vignette movies with his first for Digital Playground. There isnít really any focus for the movie other than keeping things beautiful and artistic, which he definitely does.
|Scene 1 - Jesse Jane and BellaDonna|
After a ride on a fast bike, Jesse pulls into Bellaís garage. Bella pulls her in hard to kiss her before letting Jesse work her mouth down to her tits. Jesse moves on to finger Bella as she lies over the bike as they work each other over before breaking out a strap-on to fuck Bella against the bike. Jesse also gets a little strap-on action, and rides Bella on top of the bike for her turn. Finally, they wrap things up with some sexy kissing.
This is a pretty hot scene. Bella and Jesse have great chemistry right from the start, and seem to be a perfect match for each other as well as the style of the scene. My only real complaint here is not being able to see some of it as well as I would have liked to due to the artistic effects used in the video.
|Scene 2 - Amberlina Lynn|
Amberlina spends the second scene on a rooftop in some sexy black lingerie. She dances around seductively and finally breaks out a clear dildo. She fucks herself as her creamy pussy drips pleasure until the camera pans away.
This is a pretty good scene. Itís mostly a tease that works very well, and surprisingly the scene goes downhill once the dildo comes out. With how strong the tease started out, the masturbation actually seemed anticlimactic and held it back. The ending also seemed a bit rushed and felt like there might have been more that was cut out.
|Scene 3 - Ashley Long and Barrett Blade|
When Jesse looks around with her telescope she sees Ashley masturbating as Barrett comes home to find her in the act. Barrett senses her needs and after a few words drops down to tongue her twat. Ashley returns the favor by mouthing Barrettís manhood before climbing up to ride it reverse cowgirl style. They move on through spooning before Barrett gives Ashley an impressive facial.
This is a pretty hot scene. Barrett and Ashley have nice chemistry and plenty of energy. Ashley has rarely disappointed me, and this scene is no different. Iím a little surprised that Ashley didnít take the anal, as well as a little disappointed, since she does such a great job with it. Itís still a great scene, and Barrett and Ashley make it work despite the audio limitations.
|Scene 4 - Monique Alexander|
Monique, a gorgeous straw haired beauty, gives a tease in a fishnet outfit. She runs her hands across her body and diddles herself lightly against a table. After a bit she breaks out a glass toy and works her twat over lightly before sucking it clean as the scene fades out.
This is another very nice solo scene. Monique is drop dead gorgeous, and could probably stop traffic from several blocks away. She keeps the tease very friendly and soft, but never boring. This is a very nice solo scene and the only thing which really holds it back is the ending.
|Scene 5 - Jesse Jane and Dick Delaware|
Jesse enters an Eyes Wide Shut masked scene and walks through before finding Dick wearing a devilís mask and sitting in the middle of a table. Jesse climbs up on the table to suck his cock while people sit around and watch them. Jesse climbs up to ride his cock reverse cowgirl style before letting him take her from behind and on her back. Finally, Jesse lays back and lets Dick lower his load on the gap between her implants.
This is a pretty good scene that didnít completely work for me due to the style. Jesse and Dick both do a great job, and look to be completely into each other. They have an excess of energy, and I think I almost started sweating just watching them. The only thing that could have improved this scene was actually hearing them decently.
|Scene 6 - Jesse Jane|
Jesse gives a solo scene next. She starts out in a gangster style outfit with a white shirt, leather, and black shades in front of an old car. Jesse dances around as she strips down, and is doused with water to show her talents through her white shirt. Finally, the scene fades out without Jesse ever touching a toy.
This is an excellent tease! Jesse plays to the camera extremely well and the editing works really great here. It has an MTV / photo shoot style to it that kicked things up a notch very well for me.
|Scene 7 - Amberlina Lynn and Renee Pornero|
Renee starts things out smoking (in more ways than one) while only wearing a pair of black gloves, boots, and panties. Renee finds Amber waiting in a chair wearing a similar outfit, and lets Amber suck her pierced nipples before finger fucking her. Renee returns the favor before Amber gives Renee a glass toy and Renee returns the favor with a strap-on. Finally, the girls finish things with a kiss and a smoke.
This is another great scene. I love the fetish aspect of the scene, and the smoking to finish things up is just as great. The girls really keep things well balanced as well. This is easily one of my favorite scenes in the movie.
|Scene 8 - Jesse Jane and Mark Davis|
Jesse starts out her penultimate scene diddling herself while wearing black underwear on a white bed. Sheís joined by Mark, who kisses her passionately on the mouth before moving down to eat her pussy. Jesse returns the favor orally before turning around for Mark to give it to her from behind. Jesse lays back for a bit more boning before Mark pops on her tits and cuddles behind her.
This is an excellent scene. Jesse has great chemistry with all her partners in the movie, but it never comes out as strong as it does with Mark in this scene. You can see them feeding off each other as the scene goes on, complete with smiling and lustful eyes. Once again, the only thing that could improve this scene would be to hear the performers throughout it.
|Scene 9 - Nichole Loren|
Brunette Nichole starts things out going right for the glass dildo. She sucks it before sliding it between her other set of lips. She picks up the speed as she fucks herself, and even breaks out another toy to work on her ass. Nichole gives herself a good assfucking while licking the mattress she kneels on before the camera fades out.
This is another excellent scene. Nichole dives right into it, which sets it apart from the other scenes very nicely. She also has a great attitude the entire time, and looks like she loves the anal. This is a great scene even without the audio.
|Scene 10 - Jesse Jane and Jessica Jaymes|
Jesse and Jessica start out the final scene dancing around in the desert. After their little dance, Jesse drops down to tongue and finger Jessicaís honeypot before they trade places. They break out a glass toy and work each other over before walking out into the desert.
This is a pretty good scene. The girls work well with each other, but something didnít quite work right for me. I donít know what it was, but I had a hard time getting into this scene.
Jesse Jane: Erotique is a beautiful movie and does a great job of showing how talented Jesse is. Itís extremely artistic, and because of that I donít think it will be for everybody. It reminded me quite a bit of Andrew Blakeís work, especially his early work. Almost every shot seemed like it could have been for a high class magazine, and the entire cast looked like they were putting their all into it. As much as I enjoyed it, I was also frustrated. The graininess didnít matter too much in the close-ups, and actually enhanced them a bit. The further out the camera went, however, the worse it got. I really like distance shots where both performers are nicely framed in the view, and much of the time when that happened the picture got so blurry that you couldnít see much. I also have trouble getting into scenes where I canít hear the performers, and most of the time here you were lucky to be able to hear even a whisper of the performers. There are a few areas where you can hear the stars fairly well, but theyíre very few and very far between. Although these arenít good things, they also say a lot about how good the action in the movie is. I got into almost every scene here, and enjoyed the entire movie even when frustrated. Jesse Jane: Erotique is a very hot piece of eroticore.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for Digital Playgroundís Virtual Sex line as well as a dozen of their bigger movies. Thereís also nice little bios for Jesse Jane and Nic Andrews. Finally, thereís a behind the scenes featurette, audio commentary, and contact information.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts about eleven minutes. It mostly follows Jesseís scenes, but you get a few of the other stars in there as well. As usual with Digital Playgroundís behind the scenes featurettes, thereís plenty of fun thrown in. You get to see the stars screwing around and talking to the camera, and if thatís not enough, extra comments also pop up on the screen. Itís an extremely enjoyable behind the scenes featurette thatís definitely worth checking out.
Director Nic Andrews also gives an audio commentary with the help of Jesse Jane, Orna the PA, and Barrett Blade, as well as Chris Webber for part of the commentary. Nic does a great job talking about pretty much everything that could come to mind about the making of the movie. You get to hear how Nic shot the scenes, Nicís thoughts on others in the industry, and the stars themselves as Nic questions them about what they like. The others add plenty of comments, and help to keep things nice and light as well as fun. As usual, Nic and his group deliver a great commentary thatís every bit as enjoyable as the actual movie.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, tease, lesbian, toys, and anal
Raincoat Factor: High
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many Digital Playground DVDs can be found online for between about $12 and $28 with many stores offering them for around $20. If you want artistic porn, this oneís even going to be worth it at the high end. The movieís beautiful and the sex has nice chemistry. Unfortunately the technical aspects artistic nature didnít quite work for me, but thereís some nice effort put into the extras. This is a well done DVD, but a little polish would be nice.
Note to Digital Playground: Youíre known for putting out a quality movie. Now please turn some of that attention to your overall DVDs. A little polish would really go a long way on your DVDs.
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