The Little Details
Running Time: 118 min.
Production Date: 11 / 19 / 2007
Cast: Annette Schwarz, Daisy Marie, Jasmine, Lolly Badcock, Pearly Blue, Regina Ice, Rio Lee, Suzie Best, Clarke Kent, Oliver Sanchez, and Tony DeSergio
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Harmony has had some darn hot movies from what I remember. I'm looking forward to this one.
Initial Reaction: It might be channeling the spirit of Tanya Hyde, but it isn't like the real thing.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of artistic porn with an eye for fetish
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting straightforward sex
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are okay. The audio is limited to music, with the performers never getting as much as a single moan in. The video is very nicely presented in anamorphic widescreen and looks great. There's a bit of effort put into the lighting, and the camera angles are nicely done.
Music: The music is the only audio for the movie, which makes it all the more important. It doesn't go with the typical porno style, but the style varies a bit and is fairly unique in its feel.
Menus: The main menu is pretty generic, and just gives a few clips of the movie combined with the boxcover. The chapter menu is also very generic, and lets you choose a scene based on a still from each scene and a scene number.
The FeatureScarlet Women collects four sex scenes which are connected only by their style.
|Scene 1 – Annette Schwarz, Clarke Kent, and Tony deSergio|
Blonde Maid Annette delvers drinks to well dressed Tony and Clarke as they sit at opposite ends of a large banquet table before pulling down her ruffled panties and inserting a jeweled buttplug. She crawls back to Tony and helps him out of his pants so she can start sucking his cock, and after working him over for a few minutes crawls to the other end to give Clarke the same treatment. The action cuts to Tony and Clarke shooting a bit of pool with Annette making her way up to them again and letting them hoist up her skirt to show her sheer white panties as well as reaching inside to play with them. Annette drops down to work her mouth between the guys before Clarke breaks off to start playing with Annette from behind. She turns around to suck him while Tony fucks her from behind and then trades places to Tony to fuck her himself. Annette gets up for a little reverse cowgirl anal before letting the guys spear her shitpussy doggie style and give her a cowgirl style double penetration. They go back to fucking her ass doggie style before standing up and stroking themselves to each pop on her ass.
This is a pretty good scene. Annette does a nice job taking on both guys, and there's a good balance between them. The scene moves along at a good pace and although the lighting is a little dark, it does add a bit of an artistic feel to the scene. The artistic feel was also the main thing that held the scene back for me, as the only audio was the music. There are times when I can really get into a scene without hearing the performers, but this wasn't one of them. This is a pretty good scene but the artistic style overpowered the sex a little for my tastes.
|Scene 2 – Lolly Badcock, a blonde, and a brunette|
After leading a blonde in on a leash, a tall brunette in sexy black lingerie and gloves moves up to where brunette Lolly is sitting on the floor and has Lolly eat her pussy. She sits on the bed to watch the blonde get it on with Lolly on the floor. They kiss passionately before the blonde works Lolly over orally down below with Lolly grinding against her face. The blonde hoists herself up so Lolly can lick her in return as the brunette plays with herself on the bed. The brunette gets off the bed to come over and eat the Lolly's holes from behind. She also spanks her ass and fucks it with a long metal toy as the blonde moves in to watch and play with herself using her fingers and a large glass toy. The brunette whips Lolly's ass before having Lolly fuck the blonde's ass with a face mounted dildo from below, and then fucks Lolly doggie and missionary style with a strap-on of her own. Finally the scene ends feeling like the porno timer went off or they ran out of film.
This scene just didn't do it for me. There's a lot going on here, but the rough editing and very frequent split-screen shots left me constantly feeling like I was missing something. Once again the lack of any audio other than the music also interfered with the action, but since the action in the split screen windows was often shots of the action at different times I'm not really sure how well audio from the performers would have worked. There's potential for this scene, but once again the artistic style really held it back for me and it came through as the weakest scene in the movie.
|Scene 3 – A black woman, a brunette, and Oliver Sanchez|
Oliver starts out on his knees naked and blindfolded as a black woman in a white corset, fishnets, gloves, and a furry hat and a brunette in a black corset, gloves, stockings, and wide brimmed hat walk in. The brunette sits back to watch as the black chick plays with her tits and pussy in front of Oliver. She has him taste her from her gloves before bending over so he can eat her ass before they trade places with the black chick watching and diddling herself while the white chick cuts Oliver loose and sits on his face while she strokes his cock. They let Oliver sit back in a chair for the black chick to suck his cock as the brunette plays with his nipples and then comes down to join in on the cocksucking. The black chick takes the first fuck cowgirl style before he fucks the brunette missionary style with a touch of titty sucking mixed in. He fucks the black chick doggie style before moving over to buttfuck the brunette from behind, and then gives the black chick more of the same. Finally, Oliver pops between both asses.
This is a pretty hot scene. Yes, the lack of any audio from the performers definitely holds it back for me here, but the video isn't quite as artistic this time and lets the chemistry between the performers come through a little. The scene moves along at a nice pace and with a good balance between the ladies, and although they never get it on with each other the scene still worked very well for me. This might be my favorite scene in the movie.
|Scene 4 – Daisy Marie, a brunette, and Clarke Kent|
Daisy starts out in white lingerie with red fishnets and a string of pearl showing off for herself in the mirror. She moves from playing with herself with her fingers to using a curved silver dildo, and as she works on herself Clarke opens the door and comes in to watch wearing black leather pants, gloves, suspenders, and a hat. She moves out of the chair and stoops down to pull down his pants and suck his cock. A brunette in a black corset playing with her tits is cut into Daisy's sucking, and as Clarke picks Daisy up and carries her down the hall she moves on to play with her pussy. Clarke sets Daisy down so she can crawl up and lick the Dark haired beauty's pussy as he sits back and gives himself a hand watching them. The brunette moves over to suck his cock into her throat repeatedly before he works Daisy over orally and fucks her missionary style while she lies back on a bed. The brunette watches it all while playing with herself before riding Clarke reverse cowgirl style as Daisy watches and works herself over with her metal toy. Clarke and Daisy go for a standing sixty-nine with the brunette adding a little more oral help for Clarke before Daisy rides him cowgirl style in midair. Finally, the brunette takes it in the ass with a pile driver before letting Clarke cum in her mouth so she can swap it down to Daisy. Daisy lets the cum run out of her mouth and over her tits, where the brunette licks it up.
This is a pretty hot final scene. Once again the lack of audio from the performers held the scene back a little for me, and it was also held back by a slow pace with the oral seeming to take forever. That said, there was some good chemistry that came out with the cum play at the end having some very nice enthusiasm. The editing was a touch rough again this time, but it didn't get overly artistic like in some of the other scenes. This is a pretty good scene, but once again it could have used audio from the performers.
Scarlet Women is an okay piece of artistic porn. There's a lot about it that reminded me of Tanya Hyde's style, such as the fetishy outfits, the lack of audio from the performers, and the editing style, but it also didn't have that extra something of Hyde's work that almost always grabs me and pulls me right in. There's some hot European talent here, and much of the time they get into the sex quite well. The problem for me, quite simply, is that the style didn't work for me. Using the music as the only audio is very hit or miss for me, and in this case it was a major miss with every scene feeling like it lacked something due to the absence of audio from the performers. The editing also seemed as rough as it did artistic, with the all girl scene coming off the worst with the different angles on the screen at the same time showing action occurring at different times. Scarlet Women is an okay artistic porno if you're feeling the need for Tanya Hyde-esque porn, but those wanting something more straightforward might be better off looking elsewhere.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for Under World, Fuck Me: Rebeca Linares, Slam It! In a Young Pussy, Young Harlots: The Riding School, and The Initiation of Nikki Jaye. The photo gallery includes about thirty decent looking photos of different aspect ratios. There's also cumshot recaps and a pay per view bonus blowjob that starts with a nice tease and then demands payment as soon as it gets going. Needless to say, this is an infuriating extra that took my impression of the extras down a couple notches.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, tease, anal, toys, rimming (male > female and female > female), DP, B&D (light), lesbian, interracial, masturbation, and cum swapping
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, most of Harmony’s DVDs can be found online for between about $18 and $30, with a few stores offering them in the $20 range. Aim low or rent this one first. There's some nice visuals here, but the editing style and lack of audio from the performers held it back for me. The technical aspects are okay, and there's also no effort put into the extras to help out the overall DVD. This one doesn't quite make it past the average mark.
Note to Harmony: A little effort towards your extras would be very nice!
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