The Little Details
Running Time: 117 min.
Production Date: 11 / 5 - 7 / 2004
Cast: Britney Skye, Haley Paige, Justine Joli, Nina Hartley, Violet Blue, Barrett Blade, Randy Spears, Steven St. Croix, and Tommy Gunn in sexual roles and Steve Austin, DCypher, and many others in non-sex roles
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: This title seems to be slipping below most peopleís radar while being extremely well done. Iím really curious about it.
Initial Reaction: Itís doesnít keep itís momentum throughout the entire movie, but is very impressive nonetheless.
Who Should Watch It : Feature fans
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting some nastier sex
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are nicely done. The audio is clear and well balanced. The video is also nicely done. It has a touch of grain, and is very nicely lit. The biggest problem with it is that itís given a non-anamorphic transfer rather than the anamorphic transfer the widescreen format deserves.
Music: The music is very nicely done. It varies a little bit from scene to scene and is very well balanced with the rest of the audio.
Disc Complaints: Okay, this is more of a cover complaint. Justine Joli is featured prominently on the cover. Sheís the only girl on the front cover and gets roughly a third of the back cover. She looks great there, but sheís only a bit player in the movie who appears only for one sex scene. This brings me to a double complaint. First, as somebody who really looks forward to Justineís scenes, I was more than a little disappointed that she was only in the movie for one scene and nothing else. Second, Britney Skye is the main character, and does what I think might be the best job Iíve ever seen from her. For her to be the main character in the movie acting her brains out as well as turning out two of the five scenes and then to only get a few small pictures on the back cover that are easily covered by my thumb seems insulting as heck. Iím not doing it, but thereís a bit part of me that wants to deduct a half point from the overall rating for the cover being fairly deceiving as well as insulting.
Menus: The main menu does a pretty good job blending the boxcover, a little animation, and a bit of the movie. The chapter menu is very generic and lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a scene number.
The FeatureBritney Skye leaves her husband when he refuses to support her porn career and her drug habit. She hooks up with Steven St. Croix, a porn agent and heavy drug user. He gets her hooked on harder stuff, and when she doesnít earn enough money for them and their habits on the street, they go back to rob her husband. Things quickly get out of control, Britney finds her life spiraling out of control faster than she ever thought it could and landing her in prison.
|Scene 1 - Britney Skye and Steven St. Croix|
When she sees heís in the mood, Britney crawls onto her dealer / agent Stevenís lap wearing a short white skirt and white lacy bra. She kisses him while groping his cock through his pants, and then slides down to work it out of his pants and into her mouth. Steven tongues her twat to reward her, and slides it a little further south as well before letting Britney ride him reverse cowgirl style. They move on with some spooning and missionary work before Steven pulls out and pops on Britneyís stomach.
This is a nicely hot scene. It doesnít feel rushed, and thereís nice chemistry between Britney and Steven. The scene was nicely teased with a few other segments beforehand, and the camera work helps it out capturing it very well. This is a very nice scene to start things out with.
|Scene 2 - Justine Joli and Nina Hartley|
In the showers, Nina lets Justine know that she could protect her if sheíd be her girl. She kisses Justineís mouth and neck before moving down to her tits. She keeps going down to eat and finger Justineís pussy before having Justine lie back so she can ride her tongue. Nina hops off so she can lick and finger Justine a bit more on the shower floor, as well as giving her ass some good tongue loving. Finally, Nina and Justine bring things to a close with a hard kiss.
This is a pretty hot scene. Justine and Nina have very good chemistry, and once again the scene is nicely drawn out. I really like how with the scene taking place in jail thereís no toys, and once again thereís a nice balance of camera angles. Thereís nothing too special about this scene, but it is nicely done.
|Scene 3 - Haley Paige and Tommy Gunn|
After working in the prison laundry, smoking hot brunette Haley gets it on with guard Tommy when everybody else is sent back to their cell. They donít waste much time before Haley gets on her knees and starts mouthing his manhood with a bit of stroking and deep throating. Tommy tongues her twat in reciprocation before fucking her missionary and doggie style. Finally Haley finish things up taking a very nice facial.
This scene didnít do as much for me. Iíll admit that part of it might be that with Haley and Tommy I couldnít help but have high expectations, but the scene just didnít do it for me. Haley and Tommy seemed to be halfway in overdrive, and I was never drawn into the scene like I was with the other scenes. This isnít a bad scene, but it never really makes it past the average mark either.
|Scene 4 - Britney Skye and Barrett Blade|
Britney hooks up with guard Barrett in the shower. He pulls off her towel and kisses her hard while they get him out of his clothes. He gives Britney a little push down so sheíll start sucking his cock before he spoons her on the shower floor. They keep it going with a bit of doggie and cowgirl before Britney takes a nice facial finish.
This is a pretty good scene. The chemistry between Britney and Barrett is pretty good, and they keep a very normal energy level throughout the scene. Britney does a very nice job with the facial finish, and the scene flows pretty well. This is a pretty good scene that fits nicely into the overall movie.
|Scene 5 - Violet Blue and Randy Spears|
Violet, in all her goth glory, gets it on with Randy on a bed for the final scene. She starts out in a black corset, skirt, and shoes with black and white striped socks which Randy helps her out of as they kiss. He quickly makes his way to her pussy and works it over with his tongue and fingers before letting her suck his cock. Violet gets up and goes for a cowgirl ride before lying back for a little missionary work. They get in a bit of doggie style as well before Randy pops on Violetís back.
This is a good scene to finish things up with. Plot-wise, it does a very good job of bringing Violet into the movie, and itís a nicely done sex scene as well. Violet looks very nice and she gets it on pretty well with Randy. I was a bit surprised that she didnít take it in the ass here, but itís still a good scene.
There are many adult films out there which make porn feel like its trapped in a mold it canít get out of. DCypherís Prisoner is not one of those movies. I donít know how many times I had the thought of ďHoly shit, theyíre doing that???!!!Ē during the first half hour. Itís a true adult movie, and is filled with darkness and emotion. The first third of the movie is extremely impressive, but sadly the rest of the movie backs off as it takes another direction. It isnít a bad direction, but with the strength and daring nature of the first third of the movie itís hard for the rest of the movie to keep up with it. The entire movie, however, is very well written and acted, and there is some good strength throughout it with some very nice touches. I love Britneyís range of emotions through the movie as well as having Violet appear a bit screwed up when she finally appears. Sexually the scenes are couples friendly with only one lesbian scene and no anal, and often have some decent chemistry. Theyíre also nicely drawn out rather than having the ten minute drop dead time like some feature studios seem to have. DCypher does a lot right with Prisoner.
That said, thereís also a few things that didnít work for me. Sexually, a couple of the scenes seemed a little too average and generic, which is sad when one of them is between the almost always reliable Haley Paige and Tommy Gunn. It also felt a little limited, and seemed a bit heavy on the doggie and missionary fucking. The feel of the prison portion of the movie also didnít sit right with me. I love how dark the first third of the movie is, but when it moves to prison the movie actually brightens up. The sets are simple, but theyíre often done in bright white rooms that seemed happy and dreamy. With how well DCypher did dark early in the movie, this just didnít feel right. Although these are drawbacks to the movie, theyíre far from major problems.
In the end, Prisoner is a very well done movie with a few minor problems. Britney Skye does a great job acting her way through the movie, and Iím not sure Iíve ever seen her do as good a job as she did here. The sex is nicely captured and couples friendly, but rarely boring. This is the first Iíve seen of DCypher behind the camera, and itís impressive enough that Iím sure itís not going to be the last. Prisoner is a well done adult movie thatís made for people who want something to satisfy their mind as well as their libido.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for Babes Illustrated 14, Lethal Injections, Double Impact 2, and DirRty 2. Thereís also weblinks, commercials, and a behind the scenes featurette.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts ten minutes. DCypher has a few words about junkie love The camera pretty much wanders around the set. It hangs out with the cast as they get ready and chat with Violet about how she normally looks compared to how she looks in the movie. Thereís also a bit of Britneyís birthday celebration on the set and DCypher talking about guys cheering him on as he picked up Britney on the street for the movie. Itís a pretty good behind the scenes featurette, but nothing overly special. It would have been much nicer with a few more comments from DCypher as well as interviews with more stars.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, rimming (male > female and female > female), and lesbian
Raincoat Factor: Medium
Condom Usage: Between Steven St. Croix and Britney Skye; Randy Spears and Violet Blue
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Metroís DVDs can be found online for between about $16 and $25 with a few stores offering them for under $20. If youíre looking for a well done feature, this one might be worth the money. Itís well written and acted, although the direction change might not work for some people. The sex is couples friendly, but nicely captured and thereís some decent effort put into the extras. This is a pretty good DVD.
Note to Metro: With what he did here, I hope you give DCypher a lot of support in the very near future!
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