The Little Details
Running Time: 108 min.
Production Date: 10 / 07 / 2003
Director: Nic Andrews
Cast: Jesse Jane, Asia Carrera, Brittney Skye, Lea De Mae, Barrett Blade, Cheyne Collins, Eric Masterson, Lee Stone, and Tyce Bune
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Nic Andrews has made plenty of kick-ass features in the past. Iím looking forward to this one just like I do every one of his movies.
Initial Reaction: As a porn movie it leaves plenty to be desired, as an adult movie, itís excellent.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting plenty of acting, story, and action with their sex
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting more sex than plot
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are pretty good. The audio is clear and nicely balanced, and as usual with Nic, thereís not even a hint of a background noise. The video is presented in non-anamorphic widescreen and was shot on mini-DV. Thereís some slight grain to approximate film, and the lighting is very well done. The only thing that really holds back the movie technically is that itís presented in non-anamorphic widescreen.
Music: As happens so often with Nic Andrewsí movies, Derik Andrews does the music. It definitely has a nice style that seems like it would fit in mainstream work, but itís also a bit on the loud side and covers up most of the noises from the performers.
Disc Complaints: Unlike most other Digital Playground movies Iíve watched, this one doesnít have a time stamp. I always like time stamps because I sometimes want to jump back to a certain point watching the movie or to go directly to a specific point when I watch it later. This is not a common occurrence with Digital Playground, so Iím letting it go here.
Menus: The menu nicely combines clips from the movie, animation, and a nice still for a very good impression. The chapter menu is very generic, however, and just lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a chapter number.
The FeatureDetectives Eric Masterson and Barrett Blade work grand theft auto in the LAPD. They find themselves getting into something bigger when Eric is sent to check out a report from Jesse Jane, whoís boyfriend was murdered. Suddenly they find the two areas colliding as Jesseís boyfriend was involved with hot cars and a LA crimelord.
|Scene 1 - Brittney Skye and Cheyne Collins|
After letting him win in a race, Brittney heads into the back of a van for a make-out session with Cheyne. She doesnít waste any time taking his cock into her mouth and then lies back so that Cheyne can eat munch on her bald muffin. Cheyne moves back to spoon Brittney before fucking her doggie style. Finally, he pops on her ass and gives her a kiss.
This is an okay scene. Cheyne and Brittney look like theyíre having fun, but thereís so much here that worked against the scene for me. To start with, the scene is extremely short, lasting roughly six minutes. This is easily the biggest problem with the scene, as it doesnít give it much of a chance to build up to anything. I was also turned off a little at Brittneyís style. I know she likes pink, but her pink canvas Converse shoes are an instant turn off for me. I have a hard time thinking of any less sexy footwear than canvas Cons, and I canít help wondering if you get a packet of food stamps in the box with the shoes. This scene hovers around the average mark for me.
|Scene 2 - Lea De Mae and Tyce Bune|
After giving Tyce a foot massage while he conducts a little business over the phone, she moves in to suck his cock. As soon as sheís gotten Tyce ready, Lea hops up to bounce on his bone reverse cowgirl style wearing only a white wife-beater that comes off as she rides him. She also lets Tyce spoon her pussy and rides him in cowgirl. Finally, Tyce shoots a nice load past Leaís waiting tongue and lets her suck and lick up the remains.
This is a fairly hot scene. Lea puts some nice energy into the scene and has some nice chemistry with Tyce. Tyce does a great job staying in character for the scene, and barely puts any effort in as Lea works him over. It actually works for this scene rather than holding it back, and instead the music dominating the audio is the biggest problem with the scene. This is a short but well done scene.
|Scene 3 - Jesse Jane and Lee Stone|
Jesse flashes back to making love with Lee in a dream for the next scene. After a little passionate kissing, Jesse sees how much of his cock she can fit in her mouth while giving him great eyes. Lee gives Jesse a little warmup as well, tonguing her bald beaver before letting her jump up to ride his cock reverse cowgirl style. They keep it going with some energetic missionary before Lee blows his ball butter onto her stomach. Afterwards, they finish things up with a passionate kiss.
Although a typically short scene, this oneís very well done. Thereís fantastic chemistry between Jesse and Lee, and I donít think anybody out there is going to want this scene to end as quickly as it does. In addition to the chemistry, both Lee and Jesse put plenty of energy into the scene and make it easy to see why Digital Playground signed Jesse to a contract. This is a very well done scene, and easily the best scene in the movie. This scene definitely deserved more time.
|Scene 4 - Jesse Jane and Eric Masterson|
After a little chit chat while guarding her, Eric gets it on with Jesse as she tries to show him how a woman wants to be treated. After Eric kisses her, Jesse drops down to lick her way across his chest and strips down so he can attack her overly implanted tits orally. Jesse moves down to suck and stroke Ericís cock before stripping off her jeans and panties and climbing onto his cock for a cowgirl ride. They keep it going with a little doggie and spooning before Eric sprays his spunk on Jesseís tits.
This is another hot scene where Jesse really delivers the goods. Eric also does a pretty good job, and they have some nice chemistry and energy. The only thing that seems to be missing here is a little pussy licking. The lack of pussy licking fit into Tyceís scene, but here it really stands out because Jesse is supposed to be showing Eric how to better please his woman. Itís still a hot scene, but it falls a little short due to its length and lack of oral pleasure for Jesse.
|Scene 5 - Asia Carrera and Barrett Blade|
Asia takes the lead taking on Barrett when he comes into her office to beg for another chance. She quickly strips down so Barrett can attack her pierced pussy with his tongue and fingers. As soon as heís done, Asia drops down to show why sheís always been considered one of the best cocksuckers in the jiz biz before lying back on the desk for a little missionary work. They also get in a little doggie fucking before Barrett stuccos Asiaís great rack and gives her a kiss to finish things up.
As usual, this is a very short sex scene. For its length it builds up some decent heat and both Barrett and Asia look like theyíre having a great time. That said, this feels like one of the shortest scenes in the movie and comes off as being robbed the most. An extra couple minutes could have taken this from being a slightly above average scene to a good scene.
Loaded is an excellent adult film. As usual with Nic Andrews, itís very heavy on the plot and comes off as an adult film rather than a porno. Nicís put together a great cast who are able to act as well as they fuck, and the acting and story dominates the movie rather than the sex. The sex fits into the movie extremely well, and Iím more than willing to admit that I was drawn into the characters and the story. All that said, I canít help but be a little disappointed. If two or three minutes would have been added to each of the sex scenes the movie would have still come in at about two hours while making the movie much more sexually satisfying. Loaded is a great adult film, but once again Nic Andrews comes off as being uncomfortable with the sex scenes and ends up holding the movie back slightly because of it.
The Extra StuffAs usual with their big budget features, Digital Playground has put plenty of effort into their extras. Bios are included for Jesse Jane and Nic Andrews. Trailers are included for most of Digital Playgrounds major releases as well as their virtual sex line. You have the choice between moving through the very nice looking photo gallery with both full screen photos and snapshots at your own pace or as an automated photo gallery. Thereís also a commentary, behind the scenes, an extra sex scene, and bloopers.
Nic Andrews leads a commentary with the help of Jesse Jane. They talk about almost every aspect of the movie, from the performers to the editing to the special effect to the schedule and how the movie was put together. Thereís barely a dry spot in the entire commentary, and Nic and Jesse play off each other very well. Itís a well done commentary, and well worth checking out by anybody whoís interested in learning more about the movie.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts seventeen minutes. It moves around the set capturing the cast preparing for their scenes and just hanging out, and as usual Eric and Nic provide plenty of chuckles. Thereís also a few chats with the cast and plenty of fun additions as they have fun with the cast. Not surprisingly, thereís a bit of attention given to the special effects as well. Thereís even a little attention given to the sex with Jesse. This is a very good behind the scenes featurette, but it lacks a little because it focuses almost exclusively on Jesse, Eric, and Barrett. It also missed a little for me due to Digital Playgroundís unending obsession with fart noises. This is a very good behind the scenes featurette which could have been ever better with a few minor changes.
Thereís nearly five minutes of bloopers. Thereís plenty of crack-ups, flubbed lines, and other things going wrong. Thereís even a couple sexual moments and a bit with Nic Andrews. Itís a pretty decent blooper reel, and worth checking out if you like that sort of thing.
|Bonus Scene - Jesse Jane and Barrett Blade|
When Jesse pays Barrett a visit, she tries talking her way along on his trip to Miami. When he doesnít think sheíd be much fun, she decides to show him how much fun she is. They kiss as Barrett strips Jesse down and goes to work tonguing her bald beaver. Jesse reciprocates with a little knob gobbling for Barrett before bending over and letting him take her from behind. They also get in a bit of missionary work before Barrett gives an okay squirt of his seed across Jesseís tongue. She goes in to take care of anything thatís left in his cock, and gives him some great eyes and she finishes him off.
This is a very good bonus scene, and right up there with most of the scenes Iíve watched from Nic Andrews. Yes, itís a little short, but Jesse and Barrett put in some nice energy and seem to be into each other okay. Itís a slightly above average sex scene, which is about what I normally expect out of Nic.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Raincoat Factor: Medium low
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. This oneís worth the money. The movie shows a lot of care, but is best skipped by people who pick up adult movies for the sex. The technical aspects show a lot of care, and thereís plenty of effort put into the extras. This is a very well done DVD whoís biggest problem is that it wasnít given an anamorphic transfer.
Note to Digital Playground: I love that youíre willing to work on the plot and acting in your features, but a little more attention to the sex would make it even better.
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