Running Time: 101 min. (cover states approx. 90 min.)
Production Date: 7 / 15 / 2001
Director: Jon Yuma and Nic Cramer
Cast: Inari Vachs, Bridgette Kerkove, April, Julie Meadows, Silvia Saint, Dru Berrymore, Jessica Drake, Tera Patrick, Rumiko Power, Rachel Moore, Jennifer Andersson, Randy Spears, Evan Stone, Jay Ashley, Tyce Bune, John Decker, Brian Surewood, Dick Nasty, Rafe, and Bruno Sx
Initial Expectations: Raw 1 left me rejoicing for the invention known as a fast forward button. Needless to say, that doesnít do much for my expectations here.
Initial Reaction: Itís better than its predecessor, but still doesnít seem to know quite what it wants to be.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody who isnít sure if they want to watch a porno or a behind the scenes feature
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a lot of information on the making of a porn scene or who wants to see well done porn scenes
Audio /Video Quality: The audio varies a little throughout the feature. Some of it is clear and well balanced while other parts are muddy and very off balance. The video is much more consistent. Itís normally well lit, but it has a very soft feeling similar to the effect that Nic Cramer uses in many of his movies that I really donít like.
Music: The music rests nicely in the background, and has a nice beat and to it. Sadly, it completely interferes with the feel of the feature by taking it away from the behind the scenes feel and making it feel like a poorly done porno.
Disc Complaints / Misleading Advertising: The cover to this DVD makes it look like itís a new feature, or at least a compilation of many of Nic Cramer and Jon Yumaís movies. Instead itís a collection of extra footage that comes almost exclusively from their Ecstasy Girls series. The title shot of the feature even lists the title as Ecstasy Girls Raw 2 rather than just Raw 2. I havenít seen much of this series, but the footage here looks very much like what I remember on those DVDs. I liked what I saw of the Ecstasy Girls series, but it has quite a bit of art direction so I think a lot of people would dislike it for that reason. Iím sure those people would have liked to know what they were getting here, and if I was one of them I would feel misled. Even with liking the feature, I feel a bit mislead, with SinTec Media Labs being involved with the first part, I figured this was just par for the course.
To make the DVD look even more amateurish, the feature is divided into two titles. Thereís also no time stamp for the first half of the feature. This always ticks me off as I like to jump around while watching features and you canít do that without a time stamp. As I understand it, the time stamp also takes next to nothing for cost or effort, which just makes the lack of a time stamp more annoying to me. The second title does have a time stamp, but once you start it you canít go back to the first title without going through the main menu. I thought and hoped that DVDs had moved past this kind of amateur crap, but I guess not.
Menus: The menus are nicely different from most. The main menu shows small clips of many of the scenes in the movie. The chapter menu lets you jump to each scene based on a small clip of each scene, as well as letting you jump to a specific sex act by listing them above the photo.
The Feature: The Raw series captures some of the making of some of the scenes for Jon Yuma and Nic Cramerís movies. They let you know who the lady is in each scene, but nothing more, such as the movie the scene came from if you like the scene enough to want to get the original movie. Occasionally Jon and Nic add a comment or caption to the video to let you know a little additional information beyond what you can see.
Tera Patrick and Randy Spears start things off with their fire truck scene from Ecstasy Girls 2. After a little oral work, Tera and Randy work each other over through a few positions, including on top of the fire truck. Tera finishes things up taking an extremely impressive facial that made me think that Randy might have needed to take a drink from the fire hose to rehydrate himself.
This is a decent scene, but never seems to know what it wants to be. Most of it seems like the original scene rehashed at a different angle and without any of the audio taken out. Thereís a couple fun comments added through the scene, but other than that, I really didnít see anything new or special here that wasnít in the original behind the scenes featurette for Ecstasy Girls 2.
Julie Meadowsí cheerleader scene with John Decker, which I think comes from Passion Tales 3, is the second scene. John and Julie exchange oral favors before he fucks her missionary style. Surprisingly, missionary is the only position shown before Julie takes a nice facial.
This scene left me very disappointed due to its length. The previous scene went on forever, with this scene not lasting half as long. Julie comes off nicely real here, but you barely even get a feel for her.
Inari Vachsí scene with Evan Stone, which I think came from Ecstasy Girls 5, shows up next. They take photos before Inari puts her amazing oral skills to work on him. They fuck in a variety of positions and locations before Evan gives Inari a very nice pop in the mouth.
This scene leaves me with the feeling of wasted potential. Thereís a couple interesting captions and comments, but they are very few and very far between. Once again, this gives the scene a feeling of being another normal sex scene that somebody didnít know how to do right because you frequently see the camera.
Afterwards, Nic and Jessica Drake, who showed up on the set because she hadnít seen Evan Stone much, play around a little in the pool. Evan stops by, and as usual, adds more than a little humor. Unlike all the other scenes in the feature, thereís no sex here.
This is easily the best scene in the entire movie. Jessica and Evan are both hilarious, and Nic isnít too bad himself. Jessica comes off as extremely real, as well as an extremely nice person (which Iíve heard she is from several people).
Dru Berrymore and Rafe appear in the next scene. Dru starts out in some hot red fetishwear before changing into a school girl outfit. She takes it in the ass and finishes things up with a nice facial. She gets back into the fetishwear for a little masturbation in the pool. Sheís joined by Jennifer Andersson, who reminds me a lot of Inari Vachs, for a little lesbo action that looks like it comes from Ecstasy Girls Platinum 5. Things move on with Jennifer Andersson for a little action from Passion Tales 2, where she and another blonde, who I think is Tracy, takes on Randy Spears and Lee James .
This scene moved way too quickly. The opening sequence with Rafe helping Dru get ready is great, as is her schoolgirl scene. From then on, it feels like porn for people with ADD and you donít really get anything that stands out in any way.
Rumika Powers prepares for a scene I think was in Passion Tales 3 next. She starts out digging through her bag for the right pair of shoes before showing Jon Yuma what sheís planning on wearing. She strips down and changes for the camera before posing for a few stills. She teams up with Bruno Sx for the scene, letting him spoon her pussy and take her ass missionary style and reverse cowgirl. She finally strokes him onto her tongue.
This is a nicely balanced scene. You see plenty of the preparations for the scene with Rumiko, as well as the action for the scene. You also get a few stories and opinions from the cast and Nic Cramer, which I think will have a polarizing reaction. Some people will love it, while others will think less of Nic. This is one of the best overall looks at a sex scene in the feature.
Finally, thereís the behind the scenes featurette from Ecstasy Girls 3. You get a little bit of Evan Stone and Jessica Drake, which is mostly sex. You get a little of Dick Nasty and Rachel Moore, which is mostly non-sex outtakes but also has a bit of sex footage. Bridgette Kerkoveís footage mixes together some fun with Nic Cramer and some sex with Jay Ashley. Finally, things finish up with April and Tyce Bune before Silvia Saint brings things to a close with a three minute long anal reverse cowgirl ride.
Iím really torn on this scene. Part of me likes it because you get a very nice mix of scenes from the movie. The other part of me hates it because it doesnít mesh with the rest of the movie in the least. This section, with all it contains, runs roughly as long as one of the other sequences in the movie. This means that everything here is extremely quick, and in some cases you barely see the stars long enough to recognize them. You get one little caption, which for all I know was in the original, and nothing for the commentary. Part of me likes this scene, but the more I think about it the smaller the part of me that likes it gets.
Although it doesnít do so as bad as its predecessor, Raw 2 still falls short. Thereís some good stuff here, such as the bit with Jessica Drake and Nic Cramer in the pool, but most of it feels lost. It mixes together the scenes being shot with some of the behind the scenes footage, and occasionally compliments them with captions or a voice over. This sounds like a good idea, but the captions and voice overs are few and far between for each scene. The sex footage is okay, but just feels like the movie without any of the background noises edited out. Perhaps the thing that messed the feature up the most for me is the music in the background throughout almost the entire feature. This makes many of the scenes fall halfway between sex scenes and behind the scenes footage, and at one point I think my cock looked up at me and asked ďIs this something I should get interested in or not????Ē. By now Iím used to my cock speaking to me, but normally itís along the lines of ďHey! Check her out!Ē rather than looking for direction. Raw 2 has a good idea behind it, but it never works quite right.
Extras: The photo gallery lasts just over a minute with about four seconds per photo that looks so small that itís like holding up an actual slide at an armís length to see it. Itís not an impressive way to do a photo gallery. Thereís also website information.
Themes: Straight, anal, masturbation, spanking, lesbian, and group
Condoms Usage: None
Raincoat Factor: Medium low
Overall: Currently, Nasty Pixxx Raw DVDs can be found online for between $4 and $28 with almost everybody offering it for over $15. I wouldnít go much over the low end here. The ideaís good here, but the execution never came out for me. Thereís also nothing worthwhile for extras and the technical aspects are lacking.
Note to Nasty Pixxx: This would have probably been much better if done right. With OGV gone Iím hoping you retained rights to the Ecstasy Girls movies. If so, the footage used here would have been much better used turning the Ecstasy Girls movies into special edition DVDs with one disc for the original movie and the second DVD being devoted completely to the behind the scenes footage as you have it here.
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