The Little Details
Running Time: 120 min.
Production Date: 1 / 20 / 2005
Director: Red Ezra
Cast: Savanna Samson, Monique Alexander, Sarah Blake, Trinity, Alex Sanders, Kris Slater, Marco Duato, and Rick Patrick
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: I was really impressed with Drive and am going into this one with high expectations as well.
Initial Reaction: It’s okay and way too long.
Who Should Watch It : Couples wanting long and drawn out sex scenes
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting Savanna to get a little nasty
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are pretty good. The audio is clear and well balanced, and although I thought I might have heard a couple background noises they fit in well enough that I wasn’t sure if they were or not. The video is much the same way. There’s a little grain, but since Red Ezra has a fairly artistic style to his movies I figured that it was there on purpose and serving its purpose. The lighting also varies a little through the movie, but gives things a fairly natural and slightly artistic look. There’s one spot where there looked to be a moment of digital breakup, but it’s quick enough that if you blink just right or glance away for the right part-second you just might miss it.
Music: The music rests quietly in the background and has a bit of a dance beat. It’s an okay style, but it frequently seems a little off for the movie.
Menus: The main menu has some nice animation and gives a good first impression. The chapter menu is also pretty good, and lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a title for the scene.
The FeatureSavanna Samson had big dreams. She went from being a stripper to a career woman, and left her friends and lover behind to move to Hollywood and make it big. After a few years she finds a box of old letters, and is reminded of the love and enjoyment she used to have. If she’s lucky, maybe she’ll be able to find it again.
|Scene 1 - Savanna Samson and Marco Duato|
Drop dead gorgeous dirty blonde Savanna starts things out kissing Marco in a dark hotel room. They kiss and caress their way around each other’s body as Marco works Savanna out of her white virginal lingerie before she works her way into his pants and starts mouthing Marco’s manhood. After Savanna gets him good and hard, Marco lays her back and works her muff over with his mouth and finger. He slides up to fuck her missionary style before letting Savanna climb up and ride him cowgirl style. They keep it going doggie style before Marco finally blows his ball butter on Savanna’s butt.
This is a very nice opening scene. Things are drawn out pretty well and there’s pretty good chemistry between Marco and Savanna. Some of this is due to them taking time to work each other over with their kisses at the start of the scene, but just as much is due to Savanna’s great reactions as she’s being fucked. The first problem with the scene is Marco’s pop, which would be generous to be called small. The other problem is the camera work, which for the most part seems to edge on softcore. It’s pretty, but there’s plenty of times when I wanted just a slight change to the camera angle to allow a better view of the action. This is a pretty hot scene that would have been even better with a few minor changes.
|Scene 2 - Trinity and Alex Sanders|
Dark haired tanorexic Trinity pays a visit to boyfriend Alex when her break coincides with a pussy screaming for cock. She drops down to blow him while giving some great eyes, and slowly strips down to show off her oversized rack and very nice ass. Alex goes right to eating her from behind when Trinity offers him her butt, and continues to work her over when she rolls onto her back. Alex fucks Trinity missionary style first and then takes her from behind as she bends over his desk. He takes a break to work her ass over with his tongue and finger and then lets Trinity impale her ass on his pecker reverse cowgirl style. Finally, she gets down and strokes Alex over her eager tongue while again giving him some fantastic eyes.
This is a pretty hot scene. Alex and Trinity have very nice chemistry and both put nice energy into the scene. I love Trinity’s eyes as she sucks Alex’s cock and she does a great job of putting her ass on the line as well. That said, the scene isn’t without its faults. I really hate the style of the scene, as most of it comes off as a softcore scene once again with a few more naughty close-ups thrown in. Thankfully there are quite a few full body shots as well, but the close-ups almost seem forced in at times and definitely interfered with the scene for me. This is a pretty hot scene that once again could have been better with a few minor tweaks.
|Scene 3 - Savanna Samson and Monique Alexander|
Savanna flashes back to her time at the club with dirty blonde Monique next. Monique starts out rubbing lotion up Savanna’s legs before letting Savanna rub her in return. They kiss and play around a bit before Savanna moves down to work on Monique’s undercarriage, slapping her ass and working it all over with kisses as she slides Monique’s panties off. She laps away at Monique’s pussy from below and then lets Monique reciprocate as she sits on the edge of the counter. Savanna breaks out a glass dildo to work on Monique with as Monique takes a turn on her back before getting a little dildo time herself. Finally, they finish things up with a kiss.
This is an okay at best scene that fell pretty flat for me. Both girls are gorgeous, but the scene seemed to go on forever. It lasts almost twenty minutes, but it feels like it should have lasted just over ten. Having each girl get one position with the toy and one without when neither of them was overly energetic almost put me to sleep. This is a pretty scene, but about fifteen more trips back to the editing back to cut it down would have really helped it out.
|Scene 4 - Sarah Blake and Kris Slater|
When Kris comes come and finds Sarah cooking at the stove, it immediately starts an appetite that gets things rumbling down below. He drops down to worship her ass and kisses her passionately while slowly stripping her down. He eats her pussy as she sits on the counter and then lets her drop down to work his cock over with her mouth and great little tits. Sarah and Kris fuck in both cowgirls on the center island before he gives it to her doggie style. Finally, Kris gives Sarah a nice load across her tongue.
This was a pretty hot scene. Sarah and Kris have fantastic chemistry, and the chemistry is stronger between them than in some entire movies all put together. There’s some great tease and play to start things out, but unfortunately the scene drags on a bit much. It’s nicely captured and there is great chemistry, but another trip through the editing bay to trim this one up would have made it even stronger.
|Scene 5 - Savanna Samson|
Realizing that her life isn’t all she dreamed of, Savanna relaxes in a bubble bath. She slides her hand down to play with her pussy to try to relieve some of the pressure. She moves up to the mirror at the end of the tub to admire herself and the glass dildo she has waiting for her there. She puts the toy to use down under and then grabs the shower massager to work her pussy over some more. Savanna grabs another toy to work on her ass before collapsing back into the tub.
This is a nice little solo scene. Savanna looks great, and the mix of fingers, toys, and the shower head keep things moving nicely. This scene only lasts about ten minutes, and although that seems a little long for a solo scene, it feels about right with the variety in it.
|Scene 6 - Savanna Samson and Rick Patrick|
After he helps her move a few things, Savanna thanks Rick with a kiss. They move to the bedroom where she lets Rick kiss his way down her chest before working on her pussy with his tongue and fingers. Savanna rewards him with a bit of oral action before riding him cowgirl style as Rick plays with her fantastic ass. She lets him spoon it while also giving her pussy a little attention with her glass dildo. They finish things up with a little missionary work before Rick pops on Savann’s fantastic face.
This is a pretty hot scene. Once again there’s some very nice chemistry, and it nicely connects to both the bathtub masturbation as well as the plot. Rick and Savanna put some nice energy into the scene, and the anal seemed nicely natural. The scene seemed a little on the long side, but not nearly as long as some of the others. This is a nice end to the movie.
Savanna’s Love Letters is a bit of a disappointment. Red Ezra has put out some great movies, and has earned some pretty high expectations from me due to his past record. Unfortunately, this one didn’t work that well for me. It gave me the feeling that somebody decided that this movie needed to be at least two hours, and left the scene as stretched out as possible to make it so. It was also hurt a bit by some of the scenes having a “softcore with hardcore shots thrown in” style. It’s really too bad because there is some nice talent in the cast. As usual, Savanna looks gorgeous, does a pretty good job with the acting, and does a fantastic job with the sex. She has some nice support in Sarah Blake, Kris Slater, Trinity, and Alex Sanders, all of whom do a very nice job both with the sex and the acting. Trinity did a great job giving her scene a little nastiness and Sarah and Kris showed the passion that every real couple hopes to capture in their relationship. Savanna’s Love Letters is okay, but I can’t help but think that trimming it back to 90 or 100 minutes would have made it much better.
The Extra StuffAs usual, the extras start with a bio for Savanna. There’s also a two minute photo gallery for Savanna and a minute long gallery for the feature with about ten seconds per good looking full screen photo. Trailers are included for The 6th Trick, The Wrong Girl, Wet Nurse, and Close-Up. The positions room lets you see specific sex acts such as pussy eating, missionary sex, or cumshots. There’s also the ads you were forced to watch at the start of the DVD, bonus scenes, and a behind the scenes featurette.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts nearly thirteen minutes. Red Ezra starts out talking about this being his first Vivid production, how great Savanna was to work with, and the movie in general. Sarah Blake is next, who talks about her role in the movie, finally working with Kris Slater, her scene, and being raised in the midwest with a few comments from Kris Slater thrown in on the set. There’s even a little of Savanna and Rick’s scene being shot, Savanna posing for stills, and a little chatting with Trinity about her scene. Trinity even goes the extra mile by diddling herself for the behind the scenes camera between takes. It’s a pretty good behind the scenes featurette with one big exception. Savanna is barely in the featurette and doesn’t have anything close to an interview in it, and Monique Alexander doesn’t even show up in it. For Savanna being the main draw of the movie and Monique being the other Vivid girl in it, it just seems wrong to not really see either of them here.
|Bonus Scene 1 - Savanna Samson and Julian|
The first bonus scene comes from David Stanley’s Savanna Takes Control. After kissing Savanna on the mouth, Julian moves down to kiss her on her other set of lips. She kisses her way across his chest in return before making her way down to his oversized cock and seeing just how much she can take in her mouth. She lies back for Julian to give it to her missionary style first before bouncing on him reverse cowgirl style. She gives Julian a little more oral action before riding him cowgirl style and then lets him spoon her ass. Finally, Julian blows his load across Savanna’s face.
This is a hot scene. Savanna and Julian have very good chemistry and put some nice energy into the scene as well. The white background didn’t do a lot for me, but the sex was hot enough that it didn’t throw me either. This is a very nice scene.
|Bonus Scene 2 - Savanna Samson and Mickey G.|
Savanna takes on Mickey in a scene from David Stanley’s Girl of My Dreams in the second bonus scene. Mickey and Savanna start things out sixty-nining before Savanna gets up to ride Mickey in both cowgirls. They move on with a bit of missionary work before Mickey blows his wad on Savanna’s mouth.
This is a pretty good scene. The camera work moves around nicely and there’s good chemistry and energy from Mickey and Savanna. That said, there was something that seemed to be missing from the scene. Maybe it was because there was no anal and Savanna has been turning out some great anal scene and maybe it was because the bed annoyed me with its squeaking. Regardless, this was a pretty hot scene that worked pretty well for me.
|Bonus Scene 3 - Savanna Samson and Steven St. Croix|
David Stanley’s direction of Savanna continues into the third bonus scene, which comes from Long Story Short. Savanna starts out sucking Steven’s cock, and gives him some great eyes before moving around so they can sixty-nine. Steven has Savanna lay back so he can work her holes over orally before picking her up and having her ride him cowgirl style. They also go at it missionary style before Steven pulls out and sprays his seed all over Savanna’s stomach.
This is a pretty good scene. Savanna and Steven seem to be into each other okay, but there’s a few looks and moves from both of them that made me think that they weren’t completely into each other or that something was going wrong. The editing also held the scene back a little for me by not showing any position changes and giving the scene a choppy rather than a flowing feel. All that said, Savanna looks as hot as ever and drew me into the scene pretty darn well. This is a pretty hot scene.
|Bonus Scene 4 - Savanna Samson and Anthony Hardwood|
Savanna changes gears for Chi Chi La Rue’s Savanna Scores for the fourth bonus scene. Savanna starts things out in a nice black suit with glasses kissing Anthony and letting him run his hand up her stockings under her skirt. He kisses her heels and lets his mouth wander down to work on Savanna’s pussy before letting her slap him with his belt and suck his cock. Savanna works Anthony into her throat repeatedly and even gives his ass some good tongue action before letting him fuck her missionary style on the table. Anthony moves on to fuck each of Savanna’s holes from behind before stroking himself as Savanna licks his balls until he can pop on her face.
This is a smoking hot scene! Savanna and Anthony have great chemistry and both put some very nice energy into the scene. There’s plenty of nastiness to make me wonder why Vivid is just a “boring couples studio”, and more importantly it doesn’t feel forced into the scene. I really got into this scene.
|Bonus Scene 5 - Savanna Samson and Sunrise Adams|
Things return to David Stanley’s Savanna Takes Control for the final bonus scene. Savanna starts things out giving Sunrise a kiss before letting Sunrise hiss her on the mouth and tits. Sunrise moves down to work on Savanna’s feet, and lets Savanna play with her tits using her feet before grinding against Savanna’s pussy with her tits and stomach. Savanna kisses her way across Sunrise’s chest and stomach as she makes her way down to eat Sunrise’s shaved slit. Sunrise makes her way back to eat Savanna before they sixty-nine and share a double dildo. They work each other over in a few different positions as they play with the toy before the scene fades out with the girls sharing one last passionate kiss.
This is a scene that I had very high expectations for and just couldn’t get into. The girls seem to be into each other pretty well, and their energy picks up nicely with the chemistry throughout the scene. I think two things really hurt the scene for me. First was the artistic style, as the white mattress in an all white room just didn’t do much for me. The other thing was the music, which had an eerie and odd feeling that was anything but sexual for me. With different music here I think this could have been a smoking hot scene. Heck, using the mute button would have been an improvement for this scene with me.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, rimming (male > female), anal, lesbian, toys, titty fucking, and masturbation
Raincoat Factor: Medium high
Condom Usage: 100%
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Vivid’s DVDs can be found online for between about $15 and $28, with most stores appearing to offer them in the $20 range. Rent this one first. There’s some pretty good stuff here, but I think the style of the movie might turn off many people with its softness. The technical aspects are pretty good, and there’s some decent effort put into the extras. This is an above average movie and DVD.
Note to Vivid: It would be nice to see your contract girls get a little more attention in the behind the scenes featurettes. Bonus scenes are nice, but tailoring a few more extras to the feature would be even nicer.
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