The Little Details
Running Time: 87 min.
Production Date: 7 / 5 26 / 2002
Director: Roman Pornanski
Cast: Amber Michaels, Darla Crane, Ryan Conner, Tanya Danielle, Dino Bravo, Frank Fortuna, Guy DiSilva, and Tony Michaels
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: This one tweaks my interest a bit, but between Roman Pornanski behind the camera and the group of guys in front of it I just can't expect too much here.
Initial Reaction: Whoever let Roman Pornanski behind a camera deserves a good swift kick in the crotch.
Who Should Watch It : People who are dared to
Who Should Avoid It: Fans of Betty Paige or anybody wanting a well done porno
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are a bit below average. The audio balance falters a few times during the movie, and there's also a multitude of background noises. The video has a touch of pixelation to it, but is nicely lit. It also has a fair amount of motion and an all around amateurish feel.
Music: The music has a forties jazz feel that's a great idea for the movie along with some fairly typical porn movie. Unfortunately, it comes off as being overly loud, repetitive, and above all else, cheesy.
Menus: The main menu is pretty generic, and just blends the boxcover image with a little background animation for a fairly poor first impression. The chapter menu doesn't change that by just letting you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a chapter number.
The FeatureBetty Paige is back on the screen, and she has a photo shoot to get ready for. Oh, the things to do. Get photos, wash the car, and of course, get some sex in as well.
|Scene 1 Darla Crane and Dino Bravo|
When Dino at the photo shop tells Darla he won't be able to get her the pictures she wants tomorrow by tomorrow, she heads in back to change his mind. She drops her top and gives him a flash of her ass before waving him over, undoing his pants, and eagerly sucking his cock. She flashes a few smiles while sucking him, and even reaches down to play with her pussy. Dino slides back on a table as Darla sucks him, and after she makes sure her pictures will be ready on time finishes Dino off in her mouth before swallowing him down.
This is a slightly below average scene. Darla looks very nice and puts some good effort into the cocksucking, but the entire scene just has a cheesy feel that didn't do anything for me. It was also hurt by some camera work that just feels amateurish. There's a nice idea to this scene, but everything outside of Darla and Dino hold it back.
|Scene 2 Darla Crane, Guy DiSilva, and Tony Michaels|
Bald possibly white guy Tony and Portuguese Guy find Darla lying on a zebra print couch in a red corset, black panties, and red porno pumps when they show up to pick up her car. She's worried about it, and decides to treat them right so they'll treat her car right. She works Guy out of his pants and into her mouth first while stroking Tony, and then moves over to him so he doesn't feel left out. She goes back to blowing Guy as Tony moves back to eat and fuck her, and then rides Guy cowgirl style while sucking Tony. She lets Tony fuck her missionary style and give her a facial before Guy spoons her ass, He also gets in some anal doggie before giving Darla a nice pop across her face and letting her suck out the last little bit.
This is another below average scene. Once again Darla looks great, and I love the opening style. She also seems to get into the guys pretty well. Unfortunately, the audio is constantly plagued by background noises and the camera work seemed to be off almost constantly. The anal was easily the high point of the scene, which Darla got into nicely complete with a few good gapes. This scene almost made the average mark.
|Scene 3 Ryan Conner and Guy DiSilva|
When Guy drops a car off with Ryan, she decides to try taking care of the bill the old fashioned way inside. She quickly strips out of her white bikini and gestures for him to join her on a pool chair where she pulls down his pants and starts sucking his cock. After she gets him ready, Guy has Ryan lie back so he can tongue her holes before fucking her missionary style. She climbs up to ride him cowgirl style next, and then turns around for the reverse cowgirl anal. Guy stands up to fuck her ass from behind, and then lets Ryan have a nice facial finish as she looks up at him with some great eyes.
There's a few kisses and looks between Ryan and Guy that really made me want to love this scene, but once again the camera work and audio held it back. Ryan's Oh, yeahs also felt extremely mechanical, but her comments where the blowjob was handled POV style were darn nice. There's some nice things to this scene, but it doesn't make it much past the average level.
|Scene 4 Darla Crane and Tanya Danielle|
Darla, in a black bikini, comes to busty blonde Tanya, in a white bikini, for help washing her white Vette. Since this is a cheesy porno, the car washing has to turn to a little spraying and soap back and forth before having sex on the car. Darla takes the first turn on the hood as they suck each other's tits before Tanya drops down to tongue her twat. She hops down to let Tanya on the hood on all fours so she can tongue both her holes before washing her twat clean with the hose and working on it with a toy she had hidden as she lies back on the car. Darla gets on all fours on the car so Tanya can work on her pussy with her own hidden dildo while licking Darla's ass. Finally, Darla sucks the toy clean as the camera pans away and comes back for them to talk about what fun they had.
This is an okay scene. It's so generic that it's more than laughable, but the ladies look like they're having enough fun that it helps the scene past its obvious shortcomings. Of course, the camera work provides plenty more shortcomings, but the scene still makes it a little past the average mark.
|Scene 5 Amber Michaels, Darla Crane, and Frank Fortuna|
Darla and Amber get decked out in some black fetishwear including long black gloves and a corset for Darla and black fuck-me boots and a black bra and panty set with some chains and a collar for Amber as Frank snaps photos. When Frank wants more heat, they suggest he join in to see how much more heat he can get from them. He lays Amber back on the couch and starts tonguing her pierced pussy before adding a few fingers as she gets worked up. Amber has Frank strip down so she can energetically show her appreciation orally, and then climbs up to ride him cowgirl style. She turns around for a reverse cowgirl anal ride, and it gets to Darla to the point that she has to diddle herself a bit while watching. Frank also spoons Amber's ass before letting her suck him to a nice creamy pop on her tongue as Darla excitedly watches on.
This is easily the best scene in the movie. Yes, the start is pretty generic, but gives some nice eye candy. The thing that makes it is the chemistry between Amber and Frank as well as Amber's energy. Their chemistry and energy take the scene way past the point that the camera work tries holding them back to, and makes it very hard to not get drawn into the scene. This is a great scene to end the movie with, and actually makes it past the average mark once again.
The Reincarnation of Betty Paige is a great idea that's held back by ineptitude. Yes, Betty is way before my time, but she's a timeless pin-up girl that has a class that defies time. Darla does a great job with her look, and I really like some of the pin-up-like setups. Sadly, everything beyond that holds it back. The audio has frequent problems that interfere with every scene and Chuck Wren's camera work is extremely juvenile and left me wanting a slightly different angle almost continually. There is some nice chemistry that pops up through the scene, but that doesn't mean too much when it's constantly surrounded by crap. The Reincarnation of Betty Paige could have been a great movie. If only it would have been handled by a company that would have treated Betty with respect. Take your pick, Digital Playground, Private, Wicked, Zero Tolerance, the list could go on almost forever with the companies that could have treated this idea better than Metro did here.
The Extra StuffThe photo gallery contains about twenty good looking snapshots. Trailers are included for Finally Legal 4, Anal Excursions, Ron Jeremy On the Loose... Venice Beach, and Runaway Teens. There's also website information and commercials.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, oral, swallowing, group, interracial, anal, rimming (male > female and female > female), lesbian, toys, voyeurism, and masturbation
Raincoat Factor: Medium high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Metro's DVDs can be found online for between about $9 and $25 with a few stores offering them near the low end. Aim low here. The movie has a great idea, but is constantly held back by most everything behind the camera. The technical aspects are also below average and there's no real effort put into the extras. This one left plenty to be desired, which is too bad because it was a nice idea.
Note to Metro: If you have a nice idea like this in the future, please don't give it to a shit director.
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