The Little Details
Running Time: 116 min.
Production Date: 2 / 28 / 2006
Director: Bryan Xin
Cast: Exotica, Flower Tucci, Holly Wellin, Kylee King, Missy Monroe, Nikki Hunter, Savanna Samson, Christian, Derrick Pierce, Marco Banderas, Scott Nails, and Van Damage
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Bryan Xin landing at Vivid was a definite shock, but with how good of movies he's made in the past I can't help but have very high expectations here.
Initial Reaction: It's pretty good, but definitely held back by the low lighting.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting Vivid girls with harder sex
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a plot
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are a bit on the artistic side. The audio is clear and nicely balanced, but there are a couple very minor background noises. The video really shows an artistic feel, starting with low lighting throughout the entire movie. There's also a touch of grain, with much of the video feeling like it's been treated with filters.
Music: There's a little music between scenes, but it quickly dies out once each scene gets going.
Menus: The main menu is okay, and artistically combines the boxcover with a bit of animation. The chapter menu is nicely done, and lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a clip from the scene.
The FeatureAlthough Savanna tells her coworkers it's home for a boring night in front of the TV, she has much bigger plans. A few hours after work she changes and heads to the sex club. Sometimes she joins in on the action, and sometimes she just sits back and watches as others have their fun.
|Scene 1 – Exotica, Savanna Samson, and Christian|
A mere three hours after heading home from the office, Savanna's suiting up in a sparkly green party dress with sexy strappy gold shoes and a gold thong to head out to a sex club. She hooks up with big tittied brunette Exotica and they head to a bedroom where Christian's sitting submissively on a bed wearing only wrist and ankle cuffs with a red towel around his waist. Exotica lets Savanna know that she can play with her toy and they start kissing their way around his chest. They run their hands around his body as well before pulling the towel away to check out his cock. Savanna gives it a little spit before she starts sucking it while Exotica sits on his face so she can get pleasured while giving Savanna some light kisses and help her suck Christian's cock. Exotica has Savanna move up to ride Christian cowgirl style and lets her suck her tits. Savanna sucks her juices off Christian's cock when she hops off, and then lies back so Exotica can tongue her while getting fucked from behind. Exotica has Christian move up to fuck Savanna missionary style before letting Savanna's ass swallow his cock reverse cowgirl style. Savanna appears to have a nice orgasm as Christian fucks her ass and Exotica plays with her pussy, and afterwards they let Christian stroke himself to a slow pop that the girls lick off his cock before kissing each other.
This is a hot scene, and a very different scene for Xin. There's very nice chemistry in the scene, and Christian is wonderfully submissive through it. He delivers a rock hard cock throughout the scene, but the focus is entirely on the girls and Exotica sharing her toy with Savanna. The scene moves along nicely, but although the camera work is well done the scene is held back a little by the artistic lighting which gives the scene a very dark feel. This is a well done scene with some very nice heat, but I can see a lot of people disliking it due to the dark lighting.
|Scene 2 – Missy Monroe and Derrick Pierce|
Buxom blonde Missy and her bald man Derrick start out the next scene kissing and happy that Savanna decided to peek in and watch them get it on. He plays with her pussy before letting her open up his shirt to kiss his nipples and then goes after hers in return. Derrick has Missy lie back so he can tongue her twat, and has her trembling several times before letting her reciprocate on his cock. Missy kicks things up a bit blowing smoke from her cigarette around his cock before going for a reverse cowgirl ride. Missy appears to let go with a few small squirts without pulling off, as well as a few visible ones as she pulls off. She keeps squirting as Derrick gives it to her missionary style and even lets him spoon her ass. Finally, Missy takes a nice facial to finish things up.
This is another hot scene. Missy looks fantastic, and there's great chemistry between her and Derrick. The lower light conditions are here once again, but this time they're just high enough that they don't interfere with the scene. But back to the action, Missy is nothing short of fantastic here. She squirts like a fire hose and takes it in the ass like a champ. The smoking blowjob was also a very nice touch, and helped to make this a winner of a scene.
|Scene 3 – Savanna Samson and Scott Nails|
When Savanna walks into Scott's room she finds him organizing some hot shoes on the wall. She lies back on the bed for him and lets him worship her shoes and feet before sitting up so they can kiss. Scott lets Savanna lie back so he can lick her slit before she sits back up and greets his cock with a long deep kiss. She slides to her knees to work his cock over a bit more and then lies back on the bed for Scott to rip open her nylons so she can stroke him with her feet. Savanna gives his cock another quick mouth hug before lying back and letting him fuck her missionary style. She rolls to her side so she can finger her ass while Scott fucks her, and even lets Scott thumb her ass. She sucks her ass off her fingers, as well as taking a double treat of pussy and ass juice as she sucks Scott's thumb and cock together before rolling onto all fours so he can give it to her from behind. Scott pulls one of her feet up to suck as he fucks her, and after a bit grants Savanna's request to ride him as he picks her up and lies back on the bed so she can have a reverse cowgirl ride. She hops off to suck Scott's cock a bit more before riding him cowgirl style, and finishes things up lying back so he can cum on her face and mouth.
This is another pretty hot scene. The lighting falls between the first two scenes, and once again there's some nice chemistry with Savanna looking utterly fantastic. I really love the foot fetish aspect of the scene, but there were many times that I wish it would have been drawn out a bit longer. This is another nicely done scene with a decent mix of art and fetish.
|Scene 4 – Flower Tucci and Nikki Hunter|
Exotica brings Savanna to watch Flower and Nikki next. The girls start out in sexy corsets kissing a glass dildo and talking dirty to each other. They work each other's titties out to kiss, suck, and lick before Nikki has Flower bend over to she can tongue her holes from behind and play with her pussy. Flower rolls to her back so Nikki can concentrate on her pussy with her tongue and fingers before trading places so Flower can work on Nikki's holes with her tongue and finger her pussy. Flower even works on Nikki's cunt with the glass dildo before joining her on the other end of it so they can squirt all over each other. When Nikki hops off her end she keeps fucking Flower and works her to a few more squirts. They keep working back and forth playing with their toys, and even grind their gashes together before the scene ends with the girls sharing a kiss and Savanna and Exotica walking on to the next room.
This is a darn hot scene. I can't deny having extremely high expectations for this scene, and I think with Flower and Nikki teaming up on each other they might have even went above my expectations for Savanna's scenes. Although they don't go completely over the top and do keep the lid on things a bit, there's no denying the chemistry between them. The action is a bit dark once again, but it rarely interferes with the action and seems to get a little better as the scene goes on. The only thing that really surprised me for this scene was the absence of anal and the scene not quite feeling like it was complete. Even with those factors, this scene is every bit as good as I had hoped.
|Scene 5 – Holly Wellin, Kylee King, Marco Banderas, and Van Damage|
Van starts out the final scene kissing Holly while Marco kisses Kylee on the same couch. They strip each other down a bit before Holly attacks Van orally while Kylee lies back for Marco to tongue her twat a bit before she sits up to suck him. Kylee lets Marco take her doggie style, and she nicely sucks Van's cock clean when he pulls it out from giving it to Holly missionary style. Holly lets Van take her from behind while Kylee rides Marco reverse cowgirl style before the girls trade partners. While Kylee takes a little time to make sure Van is as prepared as possible with her mouth before she climbs up for a cowgirl ride, Holly goes right to riding Marco reverse cowgirl style. Finally, the girls lie back and let the guys give them a nice facial before sharing a very nice kiss.
This is a pretty good final scene, and probably the weakest in the movie due to my tastes. The girls get into the guys nicely, but with a group scene I always like to see the groups interacting more than they do here. The interaction is pretty much limited to Kylee giving Van a quick suck after he pulls out of Holly. This is a pretty good scene for what it is, but fell a little short of the others for me.
Five minutes into Savanna's Secret, it's obvious that Bryan Xin's taken has game to the next level and brought Vivid up as well. The action never gets all out nasty, but it also isn't afraid anal, squirting, of a bit of fetish action as well. The cast looks great, and there's some nice chemistry to the scenes as well. Savanna does a great job leading the movie, but Flower, Nikki Hunter, and Missy Monroe all back her up very nicely. That said, there are a few rocky things about the production as well. The biggest problem is the lighting, which is constantly on the dark side. This gives the movie a much more artistic feel than I'm used to from Bryan Xin, but the biggest problem with it is that it makes much of the action hard to see. Although this really annoyed me at times here, it also doesn't bother me too much because Xin has shown himself to be a director who not only isn't afraid to try something new, but who has been able to learn from some of his past mistakes. This makes him a perfect choice for Vivid as because they have plenty they can learn from each other. Even with a few minor problems, Savanna's Secret comes off as a great merger between Vivid and Bryan Xin that definitely has me looking forward to what they do next.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for Emperor, Monique on the Sly, Fade to Black 2, and Invasion of the Porno Shooters. Savanna's photo gallery lasts just over two minutes while the movie gallery lasts just over a minute with about nine seconds per very nice looking full screen photo. There's also a behind the scenes featurette, the standard bio for Savanna, and bonus scenes. Finally, there's commercials and position rooms to let you go directly to specific sex acts.
Although five bonus scenes are included, they're barely worth paying attention to. You're given the performers and the movie for each scene, but they all appear to be edited down. The longest scene doesn't even last a full three minutes! If that isn't enough, the second scene includes audio from the audio commentary for the movie instead of the audio between the performers! The bonus scenes are so poorly done that I think the DVD would have been better without them.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts twenty five minutes. Savanna starts things out talking about her wine, being Blackballed, and masturbation. Kylee is next, who chats about her first orgy and her nipples being hard due to a Sybian ride before moving over to Holly Wellin to chat about her accent. Exotica talks about being a fitness model and loving porn before Kimberly Kane appears next since Savanna's Secret was shot at the same time as another movie featuring Kimberly, and chats about being more dominant and taking on Savanna and Sammie Rhodes. Sammie also chats about the scene, as well as a few of her favorites. Missy Monroe is next, who chats about getting into porn, her scene, and expanding her horizons in porn. When Georgia Peach takes her turn she can't resist touching herself a little as she talks about her scene before talking about judging her time in porn according to her accomplishments. Flower talks about doing Nikki Hunter next, which is cut with a couple outtakes from the scene, before talking about sex and her time in porn. There's even an extra squirt from after she and Nikki finished shooting the scene. The only thing that's really missing here is something with Bryan Xin. It would have been great to have heard him talk a bit about things like making the move to Vivid and some of what his and their fans can expect from him in the future. Even without that, however, this is easily one of the best behind the scenes featurettes I've seen from Vivid due to the amount of interviews and personality in it.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, group, lesbian, anal, voyeurism, smoking, squirting, shoe and foot worship, rimming (female > female), and toys
Raincoat Factor: High
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Vivid's DVDs can be found online for between about $12 and $25 with several stores offering them for under $20. I think I'd probably suggest renting this one first. The sex is hot and nicely captured, but the very low lighting is something that I think is going to cut into the replay value of the movie quite a bit and will probably lose a lot of people. The rest of the technical aspects are nicely done, and there's a very nice behind the scenes featurette included in the extras. Sadly, it's also the only extra that's really worth mentioning. This is a nice debut DVD for Bryan Xin with Vivid.
Note to Vivid: If you're going to hack apart your bonus scenes, please just drop them completely. Either than or cut back the number of scenes to what you can fit in the time allowed on the DVD rather than hacking them up.
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