Running Time: 112 min.
Production Date: November 1999
Director: Nic Cramer (who also wrote the story)
Cast: Gwen Summers, Shanna McCullough, Lauren Montgomery, Silvia Saint, Melody Love, Bridgett Kerkove, Kristen, Ilanna Moore, Randy Spears, Mickey G., Vince Voyeur, Alec Metro, Kyle Stone, Jon Dough, Nick East, Pat Myne, and Michael Raven
Initial Expectations: After watching the original Looker , I have fairly high hopes.
Initial Reaction: Not nearly as good as the original.
Audio /Video Quality: As with most of Mr. Cramerís movies, Looker 2 is shot on film. Although normally this means the video lacks quite a bit, itís not that noticeable here. There is some grain, but itís just enough that you notice the grain. There are also many dark scenes, which donít have any more grain than the rest of the movie. For a shot on film movie, the video quality is excellent. The audio quality is also good, but not as good as the video. There are a few problems synching with the video and a few spots it doesnít seem too well balanced.
Music: The music is balanced pretty well with the rest of the audio. Stylistically it doesnít stand out at all.
False Advertising: Myrtle and Nic Cramer himself are listed in the cast on the cover but neither appear in the credits. As far as I know, everybody in the movie was listed in the credits, so I do not think either of these were in the movie itself. At least, I donít think they were in front of the camera.
Review: I might have made a mistake watching this sequel. Not in watching it, per se, but in how I watched it. I started it about five minutes after watching the original Looker . Had I watched it a few days later or perhaps watching it first, it might not have seemed so problematic. I thought the original Looker could have been better if it was a little longer, and seeing that Looker 2: Femme Fatale was almost two hours didnít lower my expectations at all. As it was, it was very disappointing.
Looker 2: Femme Fatale takes place about twenty five years after Looker . Craven (Randy Spears) is plagued by dreams of his partnerís (Alec Metro) murder. After doing a little research, he thinks his partnerís murder is connected to the Femme Fatale murders in the 1950s and 1997. He tracks down Sandra (Shanna McCullough) who captured the last Femme Fatale murderer. She tells him how she laid the trap (and since this is a porno, the pun is intentional) for the killer as well as letting him know about Pike (Vince Voyeur), her former partner, and his father (Mickey G.). In between, of course, are the dreams that haunt Craven.
The main problem with Looker 2: Femme Fatale is that it didnít have the tension of the original. In the original, the Femme Fatale killer was an attractive woman, which means that in a porno it could be anybody (unless theyíre in a clown suit or selling hot dogs). In this installment, the killer was always viewed walking around in a black hooded cloak. Sheís like little black riding hood. It came off as cheesy rather than suspenseful. Also, in the first Looker everything revolved around Pike. Here it revolves around Sandraís stories and Cravenís dreams. Cravenís dreams revolve more around Silvia Saint than himself. One of the dreams pairs Randy and Silvia and the other puts Silvia with Pat and Nick. Theyíre both done kind of dreamily, but neither really have anything to do with the Femme Fatale murders. Maybe itís just me, but Cravenís wet dreams donít build suspense.
Sandraís stories arenít much better. Laying the trap for Lauren is a pretty good scene and it fits the story very well. Her other stories, however, donít. One story tells of Pikeís fatherís partner (Jon Dough) getting his Ďpaymentí from hookers Kristen and Bridgett Kerkove. Another has Pikeís father (Mickey G., reprising his role from the original Looker ) getting a thank you from hooker Gwen Summers, who also wears a black hooded cloak. When she tells about Pike (Vince Voyeur), she tells about him with a hooker (Ilanna Moore). Iím sorry, but what the heck does this have to do with anything? At least it was a decent sex scene. It just didnít feel like it belonged
Thatís most of the problem in Looker 2: Femme Fatale . Itís an okay idea, it just didnít come out as well as the first. There was almost no suspense and most of the sex didnít fit the movie.
Extras: Bios, photo gallery, and trailers. The only bios are for Silvia Saint and Gwen Summers. The photo gallery is manual and contains sixteen pictures. The trailers are for Stray Cat, Evil Eyes, Looker , Prey, Shattered Vows, Intimate Strangers, Penetrator 2, A Clockwork Orgy, Eros Instinct, and Back & Beyond. Most of them are pretty decent trailers and many of the films are by Nic Cramer.
Themes: Straight, oral, lesbian, group, anal, ass to mouth, and masturbation
Raincoat Factor: Medium
Overall: Currently, Looker 2:Femme Fatale can be found online for between $20 and $22. This seems extremely high. On itís own, itís probably a lot better, but I watched it right after the original Looker and was quite disappointed. The transfer was still very good, although there were a few synch problems. There also wasnít much for extras. If youíre interested, rent this one first.
Note to Pleasure: Although this movie could have been very good, it didnít impress me like the original did. Your extras seemed really weak here as there were virtually no bios and the photo gallery was a little weak. A commentary from Mr. Cramer would have added a lot to the movie.
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