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Running Time: 130 min.
Production Date: 5 / 14 / 2000
Director: Misty Rain
Cast: Misty Rain, April, Amanda Angel, Dominica Leoni, Venuse, Nicol Taylor, T. J. Hart, Oceane, Chad Thomas, Ian Scott, Robert Rosenberg, Peter Rain, Valentino, and Julian St. Jox
Initial Expectations: Iím not a big gonzo fan, but Iíve heard good things about Misty Rainís work behind the camera and Iíve had good luck from Digital Sin.
Initial Reaction: Itís a great gonzo feature and an excellent overall DVD.
Audio /Video Quality: Although a small amount of dubbing exists, the audio is normally extremely clear and very well balanced. The video looks as good as the audio sounds. Itís very clear and mixes color and black and white but thereís a little bit of pixelation from using what appears to be a digital camera.
Music: Many of the sex scenes donít have music. Some of them have the European techno style music that fits in very well with the rest of the movie.
Review: Misty Rainís World Wide Sex Vol. 1 Cannes Festival Du Film 2000 shows two of Mistyís personal loves: sex and traveling. As such, it shows Mistyís love of these things as well as Staglianoís love of butts comes across in his Buttman movies. This opening volume covers the Cannes film festival for the traveling location and, well, you know the sex isnít far behind.
The traveling portion of the feature covers Cannes quite well. Misty takes the cameras wherever she can and she interviews a lot of people at the press conference. She meets some people who are very familiar, such as Stacy Valentine, some that are getting a little more notice lately in the United States, such as Tavalia, and some that are new, such as Oceane.
Misty also takes the cameras to the discotheque where she and April are doing a show. They appear to do a very good job of capturing the show and itís an amazing show. Misty and April both do a fabulous job. Iím considering going to stand outside the closest strip club that might get them as soon as I finish writing this. At the very least I might have to call and demand that they book them. I hope that more of their shows are captured on later volumes.
Finally, Misty gives a nice view of the Cannes area at the villa she had there. Itís a nice little place and itís private enough that they can do what they feel like without worrying about the local authorities. Itís also close enough to conveniently go to town when they feel like it. Of course, wherever Misty goes she draws a crowd. Iím not sure if itís because of the hot women that are always around her or the draw that a camera has for most people. With Misty around itís probably not even worth fighting your urges to go to her.
Misty captures the sex every bit as well as she does the scenery of Cannes. If the strip show isnít enough, she also captures April taking on Julian St. Jox and Valentino in the back of the club. Itís a fairly rough scene with some choking and slapping and probably isnít what most people are used to. I was a little turned off at first, but it seemed pretty clear that April was into it, so it ended up being a pretty hot scene.
Of course, as a gonzo feature, sex seems to break out wherever the camera goes. This is no exception as Oceane takes on a guy on some rocks above a well traveled road by the ocean. The scene excels technically and doesnít suffer at all from the audio distractions that normally plague outdoor, and especially gonzo outdoor, scenes. The scene is also handled pretty well with Misty introducing the scene with how they thought that it looked like a great place to have sex so they did.
Later on, Chad picks up Dominica Leoni, who gives him a blowjob as he drives her back to the villa. As much as I hate to say it, Chad is the worst thing about Misty Rainís World Wide Sex Vol. 1 Cannes Festival Du Film 2000 . He makes Dick Nasty look like Casanova. The only thing that raises him above Ed Powers is that he has a big schlong, although it does look deformed. Dominica, being a good little trooper, still takes him on and is one of the best things in Misty Rainís World Wide Sex Vol. 1 Cannes Festival Du Film 2000 . Sheís a brunette with a very natural body and is extremely sultry. Thereís just something about her that makes you want to throw her down on a table and pound away on her luscious ass. In fact, thatís what Chad does, proving that he actually is a human being. This was one of my favorite scenes in the feature and I really hope to see more of Dominica in the future.
Thereís also a lot of sex at the villa. Of course, it starts soon after Misty gives a tour as she takes on Robert Rosenberg and Chad takes on Nicole Taylor. Itís a hot scene but there isnít any real interaction between the couples. Itís a fairly standard scene.
Later on, Misty, April, and Venuse get it on by the pool in a much hotter scene. Thereís a lot of toy usage as well as fingers. I think the girls must have also used about five gallons of spit between them. Itís a very hot scene and a toss-up for me between this scene and Dominicaís scene as to which was hotter.
The pool also gets used a little in the final scene between Amanda Angel, Robert, Chad and another guy whom I donít know. They start in the pool and quickly move to the patio where one guy is normally left out. Itís not a bad scene but itís a little bit of a letdown compared to some of the other scenes.
Finally, Misty meets her friend T. J. Hart on the lawn near the pool. Surprisingly, and also sadly, this was the worst scene in the movie. Chad joins in later, but even before he joined in there was a lack of chemistry in the scene. It didnít seem like anybody was into anybody else. It barely makes it above warm which is too bad with the talent involved.
At the very end of the movie, Misty gives a very nice thank you. Itís a very nice touch and shows how much she cares about it. Misty keeps the entire movie very fun and open while balancing traveling with sex. The mix and Mistyís obvious care about it is what makes the entire feature work and makes me eager to watch the next volume.
Extras: Digital Sin and Misty Rain really went all out on extras here. There isnít a commentary, but thatís about all thatís missing and thereís enough other stuff here that it doesnít matter. As with almost any other DVD release, thereís a photo gallery. Itís very clear and mixes full screen and snap shots. It also includes about forty pictures and gives a great feel for the movie.
You get a lot of information on the cast on this DVD. Robert Rosenberg, Julian St. Jox, Valentino, Venuse, T. J. Hart, Oceane, Nicole Taylor, Misty Rain, Dominica Leoni, April, and Amanda Angel all have bios which are done pretty well. There isnít a list of other features for them, but I think many of them are new to the business. Misty also has a Meet the Stars section where she interviews them for a few minutes. For her part in Meet the Stars , Misty talks a little about herself and what she was aiming for in the movie. The interviews also cover April, Valentino, Julian St. Cox, Robert Rosenberg, Nicole Taylor, Oceane, T. J. Hart, and Dominica Leoni. Misty does a great job keeping the interviews light and it appears that almost everybody has a lot of fun. The only problem is with Oceane, who doesnít speak English and needs a translator. She doesnít appear to be enjoying herself as much as the others, but this is probably due to the language barrier.
Finally, thereís bloopers and a behind the scenes featurette. The bloopers last about two and a half minutes and mostly consist of Misty botching her lines and getting mobbed by tourists. She handles the tourists very well but you can see how much of a hassle she must have had at times. The behind the scenes lasts about four and a half minutes and shows a lot of the cast screwing around on the set. Thereís also a lot of Misty talking with the crew and getting photos. Itís a nice little behind the scenes that adds a little depth to the DVD.
Themes: Straight, anal, group, lesbian, toys, rimming (male > female and female > female), spanking, public sex, hot wax, gang bang, DP, triple penetration, and stripping
Raincoat Factor: Very high.
Overall: Currently, Misty Rainís World Wide Sex Vol. 1: Cannes Festival Du Film 2000 can be found online for between $17 and $35 with most stores offering it for about $22. This is an all around great DVD with the only problem being several unattractive men. The picture is great and the extras are some of the best Iíve seen. If the rest of the series keeps up with this release itís going to be one of the best series out there.
Note to Digital Sin: The menus are a little much here. I like having more than one menu if there are several choices, such as with bios. When thereís only one choice, such as with the bloopers, trailer for Misty Rainís World Wide Sex Vol. 2 , or behind the scenes, itís annoying.
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