Running Time: 100 min.
Production Date: 7 / 03 / 2002
Director: Nic Andrews
Cast: Devon, Barrett Blade, Alexa Rae, Avy Scott, Jezebelle Bond, Cheyne Collins, and Mike Horner in sexual roles and Aria, Lezley Zen, Robby D., Nic Andrews, and many more in non-sex roles
Initial Expectations: Iíve heard great things about this title, and am going in with very high expectations.
Initial Reaction: This is both an excellent movie and an excellent DVD!
Who Should Watch It : Couples and anybody who wants an adult movie that looks like a mainstream movie
Who Should Avoid It: Raincoaters and anybody wanting to see the nastier side of Devon
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are excellent! The audio is clear and well balanced. The only complaint I can have with the audio is that the music covers up much of the sex audio. The feature was shot on film, so a little grain can be expected. That said, the film has been treated right so thereís not much grain. The lighting is also excellent, and the few shadows that are in the movie look like they should be there.
Music: The music is nicely balanced with much of the non-sex portions, but drowns out almost all of the sounds in the sex scenes. Normally I would completely hate this, and Iím not extremely happy with it here, but itís so darn cool that I couldnít help but look past it a bit. Thereís a very good reason the DVD contains an isolated music score audio track, and I couldnít help but wish that it had been included on a bonus CD with the DVD.
Menus: The menus are nicely animated. The main menu is very well done, and the chapter menu lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of the scene and a chapter number.
The Feature: After escaping from prison, Barrett Blade tries hooking up with one of his old partners to go back for the loot from their last job. Instead of helping him, Barrettís partner decides to try and off him, causing Barrett to run and drag call girl Devon with him. As they run, they slowly fall for each other, but the cops and the bad guys with guns donít care about details like that.
Grease monkey Mike Horner gets busy with Alexa instead of hunting for Barrett Bladeís keys for the opening scene. He enjoys her perky nipples a little as he works his way down to her twat, and then lays back for her to return a bit of oral attention. Mike moves on to bone Alexa as she lays back on the table and missionary style before giving her a rather disappointing pop on the ass. Itís a hot scene to start things off with. Mike does a great job of looking like he thinks heís the King of the World, while Alexa doesnít seem quite so happy. Although it isnít the best chemistry, it works due to their looks and helps the scene work well.
When Barrett Blade calls for a hooker, Devon shows up. She explains the rates, and then drops down to suck Barrettís bone. Devon takes Barrett to the back of her throat several times before laying back and letting him lick her pussy. Devon moves on to ride Barrett reverse cowgirl style and doggie style before decorating her tits. Itís a nicely done scene, especially since it has a prostitution theme to it. Barrett and Devon play nicely off each other, and although she never seems completely comfortable with him, it makes sense for her to be that way.
Devon gives Cheyne Collins a reason to give her a ride home rather than working on a couple of dirt bikes in the third scene. She starts out on her knees before sitting back for Cheyne to tongue her twat, and finally gets around to bending over for Cheyne to pump her from behind. Cheyne kicks over a box so he can get high enough to fuck Devon missionary style, and finally finishes things off decorating her stomach. Itís another hot scene with both Devon and Cheyne doing a great job. They have nice chemistry as well as energy.
Devon leaves the pool when Avy Scott and Jezebelle Bond feel the need to get some girlie action. After a little kissing in the pool, Jezebelle hops up on the edge so Avy can easily tongue her bald twat. Afterwards, Avy bends over to let Jezebelle tongue and finger her from behind, as well as sitting on the edge of the pool for Jezebelle. They finish things up kissing and licking Avyís juices off Jezebelleís fingers. Itís a fairly tame scene, but also pretty hot. Jezebelle and Avy have great chemistry together, and look to be having a lot of fun from the first second they take the screen.
After finding Barrettís loot, he and Devon celebrate the traditional porno way. Barrett starts out tonguing Devonís twat before laying back and letting her suck and stroke him with both her hands. Barrett gets to do the hard work again, standing up to fuck Devon sidesaddle and missionary position. Finally, Barrett blows his ball butter on Devonís stomach. Itís a great scene to end things with, and has a nice change in mood from the earlier scene between Barrett and Devon. You can really feel something between Devon and Barrett, and it really helps everything out.
Rush is an amazing adult movie. I hesitate to call this a porno, since it truly is an adult movie. Yeah, thereís sex, but the sex all fits in the movie, and you can even see the characters in the scenes. Both Barrett Blade and Devon are amazing here, turning in both great sexual performances as well as excellent non-sex performances. Barrett has a great hard edged look to him that helps things out, and Devon looks amazingly hot and provides enough eye candy for this one to be worth renting even if the movie would have sucked. Iíve been impressed with Nic Andrews in the past, but Rush easily tops everything else Iíve seen from him. If that isnít enough, this is the first of Digital Playgroundís big budget movies Iíve seen, which sets one heck of a first impression! Anybody who likes porn with a plot, or is looking for something sexy that doesnít insult your intelligence to watch with that special someone should pick up Rush.
Extras: Digital Playground really went all out on extras here. The usual things you expect to find on DVDs are here, as well as a heck of a lot more. Trailers are included for Rush and Devon Stripped. Bios are included for Devon, Barrett Blade, and Nic Andrews. Each bio includes a little personal information and a history of the person with Digital Playground. The photo gallery lasts about two and three quarter minutes, with about five seconds per extremely clear full screen photo or snapshot, or if you prefer you can go through the photos at your own pace in the photo album. Thereís also contact information, several featurettes, a commentary, and the screenplay for Rush.
Nic Andrewsí screenplay for Rush is nicely presented. You can go through it page by page, and itís very clearly presented over shadows of images from the film. It also gives you the opportunity to jump directly to the scene youíre reading in the screenplay, so you can see how the two compare. This isnít a common extra, but itís done very well here.
Devon and Barrett Blade join Nic Andrews for a commentary. They play off each other very well, with Nic and Barrett doing most of the talking. Nic does a great job of leading things, and explains quite a few things. He explains how things were done technically in the movie, as well as explaining what a battery charger is to Devon when Alexa wheels one up to Barrettís car in the movie after telling him he has a dead battery. Yes, thereís great chemistry between Nic, Devon, and Barrett, and they all have a lot of fun watching the movie while leaving few dead spots. Itís a great commentary and well worth listening to.
The blooper reel lasts about four minutes. Thereís plenty of flubbed lines, crackups, and a few other fun moments on the set. Itís another extra worth checking out.
The ďRushĒ Idea is hosted by Root Loggins. He talks about Nicís motocross accident, where Nic hit a rock and launched a quad over a steep bank. Root brings some nice enthusiasm to his narration, complete with great body language and props. This is a great extra, and had me laughing my butt off. Do not skip past this featurette!
The Multi-Angle Crash Sequence featurette lets you watch several aspects of the car crash. First, thereís the final crash sequence, which is just how things ended up in the movie. Then thereís the split-screen option, which lets you watch all four cameras at once as Barrettís car crashes. The third aspect lets you see how they gave the effect of flipping the truck to cause the crash after it was too heavy and crushed the ramp made to flip it. Finally, thereís a five camera multi-angle crash sequence, which lets you use the multiple angles feature of your DVD player. Itís a short sequence, so itís easy to go back and watch each angle separately or flip between them. Once again, itís a cool extra, and with how short it is it really should be checked out.
Finally, thereís an eighteen minute behind the scenes featurette. Pretty much everything you could want in a behind the scenes featurette is here. You get to see Nic working with the cast, Devon, Barrett, and the others screwing around on the set and behind the scenes, and some of the scenes being shot. You also even get a little commentary from Devon and Barrett to some of the movie. The camera does a nice job of capturing Devon behind the scenes, and she comes off just as nice as she looks. Itís an excellent behind the scenes featurette that anybody who liked the movie or whoís a fan of the cast will want to check out.
Themes: Straight and lesbian
Raincoat Factor: Medium low
Overall: Currently, Rush can be found online for between $23 and $29 with stores offering it everywhere in between. This is well worth the price! The movie, technical aspects, and extras are all excellent!
Note to Digital Playground: Itís great to see you supporting the widescreen format, but in the future, please take your support all the way to anamorphic widescreen.
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