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Lost Angels (Wicked)

Studio: Wicked
Category:  Couples , Feature film
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Where to buy:Streaming/Download
Flash's ratings for Lost Angels (Wicked):
Overall Rating 3.5 stars
Lost Angels (Wicked) overall rating 3.5 stars
Female Looks Lost Angels (Wicked) Female looks rating 5 stars
Male Looks Lost Angels (Wicked) Male looks rating 3.5 stars
Sex Lost Angels (Wicked) Sex rating 5 stars
 
Plot/Acting Lost Angels (Wicked) Plot/Acting rating 4 stars
Extras Lost Angels (Wicked) DVD Extras rating 3.5 stars
Audio/Video Quality Lost Angels (Wicked) A/V Quality rating 3 stars
Worth$16.00
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Reviewed by Flash  on  12/9/2001
Lost Angels
A film review by Flash

Movie Specs:
Distributor: Wicked
Run Time: One hour and 9 minutes
Rated: XXX
Year of Release: 1997
Director: Greg Steel
Written by: Greg Steel
Cast: Serenity, Alex Sanders, Shayla LaVeaux, Vince Vouyer, Anna Malle, Kyle Stone, Sindee Coxx (as Sindee Coxxx), Hank Armstrong, Anthony Crane

Disk Specs:
Audio: 2.0 English Stereo
Subtitles: none
Video: Full Screen, 1.33:1
Regional Code: 0
Disk: Dual Layer, Single Sided Special Features: All Access - Lost Footage, Behind the Scenes Gallery, Chapters, Audio Bios, Promotional Material, Wicked Casino, Wicked Web Hyperlink, Motion Menus, Photo Gallery, AVN and Wicked Awards - Winners and Nominations, Company Profile, Trailers

Synopsis:
Alex Sanders and Serenity, jewel thieves, go to the remote desert town of Lost Angels to meet up with buyers Vince Vouyer and Shayla LaVeaux after pulling their latest heist. While they are waiting for Vouyer and LaVeaux to show up, Sanders and Serenity keep getting harassed by local police Hank Armstrong and Kyle Stone.

Video/Audio:
Lost Angels is in a full screen, 1.33:1, aspect ratio which appears to be the original ratio for the film. It looks like it was originally shot on video and not on film. This presentation of the movie is crisp and clear with no video imperfections or artifacts that I noticed. The color levels, except for actual lighting mistakes, are great.

The only available audio track on the disk is an English 2.0 Stereo track. The dialog volume dips down in areas causing the viewer to have trouble hearing what was said. Nice music was used for the film, but it was not dubbed in well. It is choppy and there are long pauses in the music in the middle of sex scenes. The same music was used in some areas repeatedly to the point it started to get annoying. The music doesn't interfere much with spoken dialog but does interfere with dialog during some of the sex scenes. No other language tracks and no subtitle options are available.

DVD Player Compatibility Issue:
Using this disk in a late model JVC DVD player I had many problems, rendering the entire disk unusable. Using this disk in a PS2 DVD player I had no problems whatsoever, so if you have an older model DVD player you may want to consider this potential problem before purchasing. I hope these issues are a fluke on this disk and not a sign of the disks to come from Wicked.

Special Features:
There is a large quantity of special features available on the disk. All Access - Lost Footage (called Lost Angels: Lost Footage on the menu and All Access: Lost Footage From "Lost Angels" in the feature itself) is an 8.5 minute behind the scenes video for the making of Lost Angels. It doesn't really say much about the making of the film, but gives you a little bit of a perspective into what went into the filming of the film.

Behind the scenes Gallery is a picture gallery with photos that show the production team filming the movie. There are 23 pictures on a track and they last for about seven seconds each. There are ten chapters for the film, allowing easy access to all portions of the film. The audio bios are brief write-ups about the stars, a wicked filmography for each star featured, a clip from the movie Lost Angels featuring the star, photos and audio information about the star. Promotional Material are the Adult Convention Promo Reels by Wicked. Available are the 1998 Promo Reel, the 1999 Promo Reel, the 2000 Promo Reel and the 2001 Wicked Essential Elements Promo. Each promotional reel lasts about four minutes.

The Photo Gallery consists of 29 still shots from the film lasting about nine seconds each. AVN and Wicked Awards - Winners and Nominations are a text feature that lists first all nominations for Wicked films, stars and directors then lists all awards won by Wicked films, stars and directors for the 1994 to 2001 AVN Awards, the 2000 Adult DVD Empire awards, the 2001 VSDA awards and the 2000 XRCO awards. The Company Profile is a lengthy text piece with audio reiterating what is written on the screen showing the history of the company from its inception to the present. Available trailers on the disk are for: Crazed, Double Feature!, Dreamquest, Flashpoint, Heartache, Hell on Heels, Knockout, Pornogothic, Satyr, Sex Safari, Spellbound, The Bride of Double Feature!, The Kissing Game, Vengeance and Working Girl.

Although there are many extras on this disk, not many of them pertain to the film itself. And those that do, like the behind the scenes feature, are mostly fluff pieces. Most of the extras available deal with the film company itself, Wicked Pictures, but do add some to the disk.

DVD-ROM Special Features:
The DVD-ROM special features on Lost Angels are the Wicked Casino and the Wicked Web Hyperlink. I don't have a DVD-ROM drive so I can offer no further information on these features.

Conclusion:
Lost Angels is Serenity's first contract film with Wicked Pictures. The thin, almost nonexistent, plot serves mostly as a setting for the film instead of an actual story line. There is enough of a break between the scenes that some people may get irritated by them. The good news for those who don't like plot pauses is that the chapter breaks makes it easy to skip to the next scene.

For what it is, Lost Angels is a good film. It has some incredibly well done and very hot sex scenes. The most notable is the threesome scene with Serenity, Alex Sanders and Sindee Coxx, where the three twisted and tangled bodies are writhing all over each other. Also the threesome scene with Anna Malle, Hank Armstrong and Kyle Stone where the vivacious Anna Malle brings an animal intensity into the scene that is sure to cause your loins to itch.

The dialog is well written and in some areas, like the opening with Kyle Stone and Hank Armstrong, very Quentin Tarantinoesque. Also raising the level of the film are some very well planned out and executed camera angles giving this film a look all of it's own with great editing putting the scenes together in the finished product. This is the first Greg Steel film that I have seen, so I don't know if this is his normal style or not. The locations and props used are good. The locations have, the look of a small desolate dusty town, except for the hotel pool. It felt very out of place in the small town.

There are some blatant errors, for instance the town of Lost Angels is supposed to be remote yet the police are wearing Los Angeles county uniforms. The biggest problem in the film is during one of the best scenes in the movie. In Serenity, Alex Sanders and Sindee Coxx's threesome, the moonlight lighting is constantly messed up during the scene making the room grow bright, then very dark then bright again and so on. It's a shame where the sex in the scene is so hot, but the lighting keeps distracting you from the action.

Overall, another well done Wicked film. The issue playing the disk in one of my DVD players is a bit of a worry. The cast does a good job and the movie is well done. Definitely worth picking up since there is a little something for everyone in this picture.

If you have any questions, comments, etc. feel free to contact me. Flash (flash@my.adultdvdtalk.com)


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