The Little Details
Running Time: 126 min.
Production Date: 9 / 04 - 07 / 2003
Director: Marty Zion
Cast: Venus, Taylor Rain, Bella-Marie Wolf, Bobbi Eden, Mari Possa, Breanne, Chrisma Cole, Anthony Hardwood, Cheyne Collins, Steven French, Dick Delaware, and Talon
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: When I met the guys from Nectar at the Vegas AEE they really impressed me with what they were doing. Iím going into this one with some high expectations.
Initial Reaction: Itís gorgeous, but that isnít always enough here.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody who likes their porn on the artistic side of the fence
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody who wants nasty rather than pretty
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: There basically isnít any audio as the music is the close to only audio. Thereís a few moans here and there, but thatís about it. The video is nicely done. Thereís just a hint of grain, and a few splashes of bad pixelation, but since the movie has a very artistic feel overall it works here. The movie is also very nicely lit.
Music: Rex Humboldt provides a unique and sexy score for the movie. It really plays to the artistic feel of the feature, and helps out the entire movie. Normally I donít care for music being the only audio in a movie, but it works much better than normal here.
Disc Complaints: Thereís no time stamp. This is one of my biggest pet peeves, as I often like to jump to specific spots in the movie after watching it. Without a time stamp you canít do this, and since itís my understanding that it takes almost no cost or effort to include a time stamp, the lack of one always makes a DVD feel cheaper to me. Since Nectar is a very new studio Iím hoping to see this change in the near future.
Menus: The menus leave a bit to be desired. Thereís basically only one menu, and itís a chapter menu which allows you to either choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a title for the scene, watch the movie, or go to the extras.
The FeatureMystified collects six nearly unrelated sex scenes. Thereís never any plot, but they all have a highly artistic style. They also all take place in a forest and start out with the girls in sexy lingerie.
|Scene 1 - Bobbi Eden and Anthony Hardwood|
Angelic Bobbi comes down from Heaven to wake Anthony from his slumber in the opening scene. After some brief kissing she moves her mouth down to his love muscle, as well as wrapping her tits around it briefly. He kisses her kitty in return before she sucks him a bit more and takes him into her snatch as she sits in front of him on a tree stump. Bobbi also lets Anthony bone her from behind, takes it reverse cowgirl style, and finally lets Anthony spoon her. Finally, Bobbi takes a nice facial before Anthony breaks out a red rose which he gives her after running it across her body and then walks off into the distance with her in the forest.
This is a gorgeous scene. Every thing about it is beautiful, and it feels like it exploded right off the centerfold page and onto the screen. That said, it didnít quite work for me. Bobbi mugs the camera mercilessly (just like so many centerfold models), and the lack of most of the audio held things back for me as it didnít give me much of a feel of chemistry. The camera work is also fairly soft, or feels like itís trying to make things so that the feature can be easily edited for cable. Itís a beautifully shot scene, but sexually itís a bit weak.
|Scene 2 - Taylor Rain and Cheyne Collins|
Taylor start things out with a nice tease in the middle of the forest before sheís found by Cheyne Collins. He kisses his way up to her mouth and plays with her pussy before going back down to give it some nice tongue action. Taylor takes him into her throat in reciprocation several times, including while they sixty-nine, before laying back for Cheyne to fuck her missionary style. Cheyne also fucks Taylorís ass from behind as well as spooning it. Finally, Cheyne pops on Tyalorís ass as it gapes beautifully back at him.
This is another beautiful scene. Although Taylor does mug the camera a little, she doesnít do it nearly as much as Bobbi and it works much better because of it. She looks to really be into the action, and Cheyne and Taylor seem to have very nice chemistry. This is a nicely done scene that blends beauty and sex very well.
|Scene 3 - Mari Possa and Steven French|
Mari dances around on a rock and works herself over with a toy before sheís found by Steven. He kisses and caresses his way across her gorgeous body before undressing and getting down to suck his cock. They move on through the cowgirls and missionary before Steven gives it to Mari from behind. Finally, Mari takes a very nice facial to finish things up.
This is another good scene. Mari doesnít mug the camera too much, and puts some very nice effort into the scene. It continues the theme of the movie extremely well, and although it didnít come off as anything extremely special, it worked for me.
|Scene 4 - Bella-Marie Wolf and Dick Delaware|
Bella Marie starts things out in some white lingerie in a harden and diddles herself until she squirts before Dick arrives. She sucks Dickís cock before they share a peach, followed by Dick enjoying Bellaís peach with the one they plucked off the tree. They keep things going through doggie, missionary, spooning, and the cowgirls with Bella mixing in a little oral in the middle. Finally, Bella lays back to take a disappointing facial.
This is a pretty good scene. The editing is a bit wild, as you rarely get ten seconds from any one camera angle, but it is nicely captured. I also like how the positions are mixed up with a bit of oral, although the facial at the end was disappointing.
|Scene 5 - Charisma Cole and Breanne|
Breanne and Charisma start things out dancing around and caressing each other. They share a bit of wine before working each other over orally, and then break out a strap-on. They fuck in a couple positions before kissing to bring things to a close.
This is an okay scene, and perhaps the softest in the feature. Thereís nice chemistry between the girls, who are absolutely gorgeous, but something didnít quite work for me. Maybe it was that I could barely tell the two of them apart or the softness of the scene, but something just seemed off for me here.
|Scene 6 - Venus and Talon|
After Venus starts out with the standard tease, she and Talon kiss and caress each other. They let their kissing and caressing mingle with pleasing each other orally, and then fuck in the usual positions. After a bit more oral, and plenty of smiles, Venus lets Talon fuck her ass missionary style before finishing things up pile driving it and giving her a great facial.
This is easily the best scene in the feature. Thereís great energy and the chemistry between Venus and Talon overflows throughout the scene. I love how it got a bit nastier, yet was captured just as beautifully as the other scenes. This is an excellent scene, and a great scene to finish things with.
Mystified is a beautifully shot piece of adult entertainment. The beauty of it is a blessing, as well as a curse. On the blessing side, itís always beautiful to look at. Virtually every instant of the movie feels like it could be taken out of a high class centerfold magazine, and itís put together with the grace of a well done music video. Although itís getting a bit more common, itís still fairly rare to see things put together as beautiful as it is here. On the curse side, at times it seems too beautiful. The action is mostly on the soft side, and feels almost like itís being shot for cable much of the time. There were many scene where I thought a slight tweak of the camera angle would make things just as beautiful but show so much more. That said, fans of artistically shot porn really should check Mystified out. I know that it wonít work for quite a few people due to the softness, but I also think that many will be overtaken by the artistic beauty of Mystified and really love it.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for Shades of Red and Into Dreams. The slide show lasts about four minutes and gives you about ten seconds per very nice looking snapshot. Finally, thereís a behind the scenes featurette which lasts nearly fifteen minutes. Unlike most behind the scenes featurettes, this one is basically a music video. It collects plenty of video of the scenes being shot, the goings ons in the back rooms of the shoot, and what happens on the set when the main camera isnít running. Unfortunately itís all set to music rather than including audio from the cast. This holds it back quite a bit, but the music is sexy and unique enough that it works better than most featurettes like it. Itís an okay featurette, but far from great.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, titty fucking, toe-ing, anal, masturbation, toys, and lesbian
Raincoat Factor: High
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Nectarís DVDs can be found online for between $20 and $30, with many stores offering them near the low end. If you like artistic porn, this one should be right up your alley. The scenes are beautifully shot and the technical aspects are well done. Thereís even a decent behind the scenes featurette. This is a very impressive release for a new company.
Note to Nectar: For this being one of the first handful of movies youíve released, youíre off to a great start! If you tighten things up a little from here youíre really going to have some great stuff!
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