The Little Details
Running Time: 111 min.
Production Date: 3 / 14 – 16 / 2007
Director: Spyder Jonez
Cast: Charmane Star, Kaiya Lynn, Lucy Thai, Nautica Thorn, Nyomi Marcela, Roxy Jezel, Tera Patrick, Alec Knight, Jerry, Scott Nails, Spyder Jones, and Tommy Gunn
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Tera Patrick has rarely disappointed me, and her stuff since she hooked up with Spyder has been very impressive. I can't help but look forward to this one.
Initial Reaction: The sex is pretty average, but the plot is very well done.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of Asian girls
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody who wants a lot of nastier sex or long plot sequences
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The audio is pretty well done. There's a good balance to the audio, and it's also nice and clear. That said, there are a few minor background noises which can barley be heard. The bigger problem with the movie is that the audio level occasionally drops out for a few seconds before returning to the original level, which was very annoying. Although the movie is shot entirely in HD, the movie is sadly given a non-anamorphic widescreen transfer (which to me seems kind of like grinding up prime rib for dog food). It's nicely lit and free of grain, but there is some noticeable motion to the camera work.
Music: The music is nicely done. It varies both in style and balance throughout the movie, and even works in a touch of an Oriental style. It sometimes feels a bit too familiar, but at the same time often helps out the scenes.
False Advertising: The cover lists bonus footage as being among the extras on the first DVD. I couldn't find it anywhere, so I'm deducting a half point from the overall score because of it.
Menus: The main menu nicely works a bit of animation into the boxcover for a good first impression. The chapter menu is sadly generic, and just lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a scene number.
The FeatureTera and Spyder have a brothel that specializes in Asian flavors. Things seemed to be going along very well with them, but then Spyder decided to cheat on Tera with one of the new girls when they were supposed to be exclusive to each other. Tera's none to happy about that, and decides to take it lying down as well as in a few other positions with the customers to show him some of what he's missing. At the same time, there seems to be a growing shortness of customers as they start to die off afterwards.
|Scene 1 – Roxy Jezel and Spyder Jones|
Spyder starts out the action sucking Roxy's great tits as she sits and then lies back on a table in a room that seems to be half dungeon half medical exam room wearing knee high hold boots, black panties, and a black and gold dress with gold thingies in her hair. He moves down to tongue her twat before she lies back on the table and sucks his cock. Spyder lets her lie back so he can fuck her missionary style before Roxy gets on all fours for him to fuck her from behind. Roxy mixes in a bit of cocksucking as she rides him in both cowgirls, and finishes things up taking a pretty average facial to bring things to a close. She sucks out the last little bit after Spyder pops, and he nicely wipes the cum from her eye that he hit her with before Tera walks in on them.
This is a pretty average scene. Roxy and Spyder seem to be nicely into each other, and they both put out some very nice vocals without Spyder's becoming too annoying like so many male vocals seem to. They keep the scene moving nicely, but the camera work just didn't do a lot for me. It gets way too tight way too often, and often seems like it's trying to keep Spyder out of the scene. I'll ready admit that I don't think Spyder's one of the best looking guys in porn, but I will admit that he does have a pretty unique look and know there's plenty of girls out there who like the heavily tattooed look. Good looking or not, when the camera seems like it's trying to cut half of the performers in a scene out it's almost always going to have an effect on the chemistry and overall scene, just like it does here. The camera often gets way too tight on the action for my tastes, and mixing in a little slow motion action didn't help anything for me. This is a pretty average scene, but it felt like it had the potential to be much more than that.
|Scene 2 – Charmane Star and Tera Patrick|
After Tera catches Spyder banging Roxy, Charmane tries to cheer her up with a little of her female touch. They kiss before Charmane moves down to worship Tera's fantastic man-made tits with her mouth and hands. Charmane keeps moving down to eat Tera's pussy before letting Tera tongue her twat in return. Tera kicks the action up a notch fucking Charmane with a long pink dildo while she sucks the other end of it in both missionary and doggie before letting Charmane get below her and fuck her with the toy. Charmane also pile drives her with the toy before they share it back on the bed missionary style. They pull it out to suck it a few times, and finally bring things to a close after the girls each look to have an orgasm and suck it clean one last time.
This is a pretty good scene. The girls look great, and they get into working on each other quite well. That said, at roughly a half hour this scene seemed to go on forever for the action it included. There's some very nice eye candy here, but I couldn't help but think that it would have been a much stronger scene with about ten minutes cut out of it.
|Scene 3 – Tera Patrick, Jerry, and Tommy Gunn|
When Tommy and Jerry show up thinking about trying out the new girl they hear she hired, she lets them know that they could have her instead. She drops her kimono to let the guys suck her tits before dropping to her knees to suck and stroke both of them. Jerry breaks away to lick Tera's pussy as she continues to work on Tommy before they move to a couch for Tera to suck Jerry's cock while Tommy fucks her doggie style. Tera keeps sucking one while fucking the other as Jerry fucks her missionary style and she rides Tommy cowgirl style. Finally Tera lies back and lets the guys shower her with their seed as Spyder watches all of it on the closed circuit camera system.
This is a pretty good scene. Tera, as always, looks fantastic and does a very nice job taking on both cocks. She never gives the scene a feeling of preferring one guy over the other, but the camera gets so close to her some times that it's almost impossible to know who's fucking her. I'm not sure if Tera and the guys are taking it as slow as possible or if the scene is slowed down a few times, but there were several times when I thought the action was going extra slow which held the scene back a bit for me. This added to an overly soft feeling for the scene which didn't let it get too far past the average level for me. Tera does a great job taking on Tommy and Jerry, but once again the style of the scene held it back from getting too hot.
|Scene 4 – Lucy Thai, Nautica Thorn, Jerry, and Tommy Gunn|
After Spider roughs her up a little, Tera asks Jerry and Tommy to stick around. They aren't too sure, but she convinces them to stay by making it worth their while with the help of Lucy and Nautica. The girls lead them into another bedroom where Jerry hooks up with Nautica while Tommy takes Lucy. They help each other strip down with the girls dropping down to suck cock before Tommy lies back so he can eat Lucy's pussy as she sucks his cock. Lucy gets up to take the first fuck with Tommy reverse cowgirl style while Jerry licks Nautica's pussy and fucks it missionary style. Nautica gets on top to ride Jerry cowgirl style as Lucy rolls to the side for Tommy to spoon her before Nautica rides Jerry reverse cowgirl style with Tommy coming over to get his cock sucked. Jerry keeps going with Nautica, spooning her and fucking her doggie style before Tommy and Lucy return fucking doggie style in the opposite direction so the girls can each kiss the other guy and suck his cock when he pulls out. Tommy and Lucy break off so he can fuck her both from behind and facing each other standing up before Jerry pops in and around Nautica's mouth while Tommy pops on Lucy's ass.
This is another above average scene. The girls look great and there's some nice chemistry in the scene. Lucy's disappearance in the middle of the scene threw it off a little for me, but once again the biggest problem for me was the camera work. There were a lot of angles that seemed like they would have been greatly improved by the cameraman taking a step or two one direction or another, but even more help would have been about five steps back. Once again there was the feeling that the cameraman was trying to avoid the guys, and that limited the chemistry for me. The camera work was also so tight during most of the scene to give it a claustrophobic feeling to me that also killed some of the heat. Lucy, Nautica, and the guys looked like they were into each other, but once again the camera work never let the scene get as hot as it might have.
|Scene 5 – Kaiya Lynn, Nyomi Marcela, Alec Knight, and Scott Nails|
When cops Alec and Scott want to poke around, Tera has Kaiya and Nyomi act as their guides. Scott takes Kaiya while Alec hooks up with Nyomi, with the couples stripping each other down before Nyomi works on Alec orally and Kaiya lies back for Scott to lick her pussy. Kaiya sucks Scott's cock as well as Alec moves on to fuck Nyomi missionary style and lets her ride him in reverse cowgirl. The guys also fuck the girls from behind, including trading partners in the middle. Kaiya takes things up a notch letting Alec fuck her ass with Nyomi sucking it clean and providing a bit more spit for lubrication. Finally the girls get down on their knees with Nyomi taking the first load from Scott in her mouth and Kaiya taking a second from Alec soon after. The girls look to clean each other up a little, and although Nyomi's first cumswap looks like it was aborted with Kaiya they swap it back and forth a bit after Kaiya takes her facial.
This is a pretty good final scene. The anal and cumswapping was a very nice addition to the scene and the scene moved along at a very nice pace. The camera work still got a bit too close, but it worked better here than in the other scenes. This is a good scene to end the movie with.
Reign of Tera 2 is a pretty good feature. The girls are good looking, and I like the Asian outfits as well. There isn't a lot of plot here, but what there is works very well. It's often limited to a minute or two between scenes, and although that isn't much it ends up working better than I've seen in a lot of features that put five or ten minutes between each sex scene. It nicely builds on a fairly simple plot as the movie goes on with the sex fitting into the storyline nicely. Of course it helps when the story revolves around a brothel, but even then it's nice to see a storyline work as well as it does here. It actually works well enough here that I can't help but look forward to Reign of Tera 3 to see how it continues. Sadly, the sex never seems to work as well as the plot. The scenes all last about twenty minutes, with the exception of Tera and Charmane's scene going about a half hour and ending up the weakest scene in the movie because of it. The other scenes are pretty consistent, but ended up hovering around the average mark for me due to the camera work. It always seemed to be just a little off with the action often being slightly obstructed or just off screen. There's also a lot of the action that seems to be way too close and ended up giving many of the scenes a claustrophobic feeling that was further hurt by some fast camera work. Reign of Tera 2 has some very nice ideas and shows just how well a simple but well executed plot can work, but the camera work during the sex held the entire movie back for me.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for Test Drive, Teradise Island: Anal Fever, SexxxPose Tiffany Taylor, SexxxPose Lexie Marie, SexxxPose Britney Skye, SexxxPose Nikki Benz, Tera Tera Tera, Reign of Tera, Fashion Underground, Desperate, Collision Course, and Domination. The photo gallery lasts nearly six minutes with about give seconds per very nice snapshot. There's also weblinks, a behind the scenes featurette, and masturbation sequences.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts nearly seventeen minutes. After a few fast clips around the set, Tera starts things out chatting about doing things her way, her relationship with Spyder, and public appearances. Roxy is next, who shares a bit about herself that others might not know including what she looks like waking up in the morning. She also talks about British holidays she misses as well as what she loves and hates about American culture. Finally, she talks about fake people in SoCal complete with accents, talking Cockney, and her desert island picks. This is a great pair of interviews. Tera comes off as a true superstar. She's very gracious and willing to share credit with those around her rather than just talking about how she did it all by herself like some other stars. Roxy comes off as refreshingly real and amazingly fun. Although it doesn't get into the making of the movie, this is a very enjoyable behind the scenes featurette.
A second DVD is devoted almost completely to The Girls of the Asia Love Palace (the only other choice on the DVD is the same weblinks), which lasts fifteen minutes. Nautica, Nyomi, Kaiya, and Lucy each give solo scenes. Nautica starts things out in a pink Oriental outfit that she dances around in and strips out of while also mixing in a little play with a glass dildo. Nyomi is next, who has a pink and black corset and flowers in her hair. She strips down and works a bright pink dildo around her pussy before Kaiya gets her turn in a silver corset and pearl necklace with a fleshy dildo. Finally, Lucy does her thing in a sliver and baby blue corset and panties with white stockings with the help of a clear beaded dildo. This is a very nice extra featurette. It's a nice showcase of the girls in the movie, but it's too bad that Roxy Jezel and Charmane star weren't included in it as well. That said, for being the only featurette on the second DVD (and listed as such on the boxcover) it comes up a little short. It's only fifteen minutes long, and that leaves the DVD set as a whole feeling a bit disappointing. I can't help but think that this would have been a much more impressive release if it were limited to a single DVD even if the photo gallery had to have been cut down or a few trailers left off.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, Asian, lesbian, toys, group, anal, ass to mouth, and cum swapping
Raincoat Factor: High
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of TeraVision's DVDs can be found online for between about $19 and $25 with several stores offering them for about $20. Rent this one first or aim low. The sex is okay, but often held back by camera work that sees just how close it can get. The technical aspects are pretty good, but definitely held back by the non-anamorphic transfer. There's some decent effort put into the extras, but not nearly as much as the cover would make it appear. This is a decent release, which is a bit disappointing with how much it looked like was included from the cover.
Note to TeraVision: Although you have the right idea for working the plot here, a little more focus on the chemistry and the sex would be very nice. Also, when you can't even put a half hour of footage on the second DVD (and even that is pushing it), you're going to leave quite a few people feeling a bit ripped off thinking they're going to get more with a two disc release. Here there didn't seem to be any reason to make this a two DVD release.
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