The Little Details
Running Time: 95 min.
Production Date: 9 / 9 / 2006 – 10 / 13 / 2006
Director: Philippe Soine
Cast: Carmel Moore, Claudia, Gabriele, Nicole, Roxanne, Vanessa Hill, Pascal White, Paul, Philippe Soine, Sonny, Terry Bone, and Tony James
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: I don't think I've seen anything from Philippe Soine, and although I know Woodman is very well thought of it's been years since I've watched anything related to him. I'm going into this one with a pretty open mind.
Initial Reaction: The DVD shows some very nice care, and although the movie's good, it could have been much better if it had lasted longer.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting porn with nastier sex and a dark and intense feeling
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting soft, cuddly, and straightforward porn
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are pretty good. The audio is clear and well balanced, especially when one considers the locations, and I don't think I heard a single background noise. The video is very nicely presented in anamorphic widescreen. There's a slight feeling of softness that I think is intentional for some of the artistic look of the movie, and although there are some shadows, the lighting also shots some good care. This is a good looking and sounding movie.
Music: The music is extremely well done. It's always well balanced with the rest of the audio and has a very creepy feeling that kicks up the intense feeling of the movie very well.
False Advertising: The cover lists trailers among the extras as well as both hard and soft photobooks. Instead there's no trailers and one photo gallery that mixes it up, making the soft and hard photobook claim a bit borderline. It also lists a disc running time of 150 min., which I hope is dropped soon in favor of listing a running time of the feature, as this is more of an industry standard and some people don't care about the extras. I'm deducting a half point from the overall score because of these claims.
Menus: The menus are very basic to the point of being disappointing. The main menu just gives you an artistic still with the choices while the chapter menu lets you choose a scene based on a still of each scene that isn't enough to give you any idea who's in each scene and a chapter number.
The FeatureFor many, sex is soft, cuddly, and romantic. For others, it's about control. In Scary Minds an old man sits at a table with monitors all around. As he watches from camera to camera he sees different girls being controlled sexually. Sometimes he even comes out to join in.
|Scene 1 – Roxanne, Pascal White, and Tony James|
The movie starts out with brunette Roxanne in a plaid skirt, white button down shirt, black tie, black and white thigh high stockings, and black heels being chased by a guy with a camera as she tries to get away from him demanding to be left alone. She hides in a bathroom and when he passes her a note under the door letting her know that she better do what he wants, learns that she can't get a signal on her phone. Roxanne comes out scared and almost crying, and after Pascal rips open her shirt she tells him that she'll do anything he wants. As she stoops down he breaks out his cock and strokes it, and when Roxanne offers up her open mouth he moves in to start fucking it. Pascal even uses her pigtails as handles as he fucks her face before having her get up before she tries moving away and Tony arrives. Roxanne strips down at their command, and when she shows off her ass bending over a table Pascal moves in to start fucking her from behind. Tony watches and approaches while stroking his cock as Roxanne and Pascal move on with some anal missionary, and then gets in on the action with Roxanne riding him reverse cowgirl style anally while Pascal watches and strokes his cock. Finally, Roxanne sits on the floor and lets the guys stroke themselves all over her face before begging them to fuck her again as they leave.
This is a well done scene. It has a definite intensity to it and I can see it not working at all for some people due to the opening with Roxanne being stalked and trying to save herself through sex. At the same time, she got into the sex very well and there was even a few looks of pleasure and a bit of chemistry that developed. I'll admit that I went from being a bit disturbed by the opening to being drawn in by the sex, and there was a good balance between the darkness of the scene and the sex. This is a very different scene that won't be for everybody, but it also establishes the mood and feel for the movie right away to let you know if it will work for you or not.
|Scene 2 – Gabrielle, Pascal White, Paul, Terry Bone, and Tony James|
Brunette Gabrielle starts out the next scene blindfolded and on her knees with her hands behind her back as Tony and another guy move on either side of her and pull out their cocks while Pascal watches with his camera. She goes to work sucking and stroking the guys while blindfolded and gives them her best baby bird impression as they start to cum on her face.
Gabrielle sticks out her tongue wanting more and removes her blindfold to see where she can get it, and when she sees Pascal coming up behind her she gets on all fours for him. He fingers her asshole and stretches it out a bit before going right to fucking it from behind. Pascal also fucks Gabrielle's pussy from behind a bit before fucking her ass missionary style as she lies back on a few boxes. Finally Pascal pulls out and pops on her gaping asshole.
Gabrielle doesn't seem to be satisfied yet, and as Pascal backs away an old guy comes down from above to check her out. He pulls out his cock and strokes it a bit before jerking himself off on her tits and face.
This scene didn't work quite as well for me. Gabrielle does a good job, and I like how the scene maintained a bit of the dark, intense, and slightly creepy feeling. I also kind of like how it split the scene into three different parts with the girl never seeming satisfied. My problem was that out of the three different parts, only the middle part interested me that much. I'm not a big fan of oral scenes and an old guy jerking himself off on a girl also doesn't interest me much. Yes, it provides a bit of variety to the scene, but none that really interested me. This is a nicely done scene that just wasn't quite my thing.
|Scene 3 – Vanessa Hill, Pascal White, and Tony James|
Hot brunette Vanessa struts through the grounds and up to the mansion in a little pleated jean skirt, a pink top that doesn't quite cover her lacy bra, and a jacket with white mule heels only to find herself locked in the mansion with an unseen man demanding she take off her clothes. She follows his instructions and starts to run away in the house at the sight of Tony. After a bit of a surprise she's stooping down to suck and stroke Tony and Pascal before letting Pascal fuck her pussy missionary style as she continues to blow Tony as they lay back on a desk. Vanessa turns around to let Tony fuck her form behind while sucking Pascal and then gets up to impale her ass on Pascal's cock reverse cowgirl style. Pascal can't resist fingering her ass when she rides Tony cowgirl style, and naturally joins in after a little fingering to DP her. Finally, the scene cuts to Pascal and Tony stroking themselves onto Vanessa's face.
This is another hot scene. I really like the creepy haunted house style opening, and it works pretty well for cutting from the setup right into the sex. Vanessa does a great job taking on both guys and gets into the scene in an almost primal manner with the guys. She takes it in each hole wonderfully and doesn't shy away from the cum at all. This scene worked for me very well and ended up one of my favorites in the movie.
|Scene 4 – Carmel Moore, Philippe Soine, and Tony James|
Carmel, with her hair half bottle blonde and half jet black, walks up a stairwell in black slacks and a pink and black corset. She thinks she's locked in, but then gets a glimpse of somebody running by above. When she heads up to check it out she finds a note letting her know that somebody's watching and another demanding she strip. Carmel strips down to her corset and when demanded to show her pussy, does so before playing with it and her tits. The open door is accompanied by a demand that she come and suck some dick, which Carmel does along with some vigorous stroking as Philippe presents her a cock to work on. She takes his load on her tongue before heading upstairs.
Carmel finds an open door another flight up, and when she kneels on a chair to peek around a corner Tony comes up behind her with a hard cock. He strokes himself a bit before sliding it into her pussy from behind, and keeps fucking her when she rolls to her back. Finally Tony pulls out and pops on Carmel's pussy before fucking it a little more. When Pascal returns, he finds Carmel laying back in the chair with a nasty smile on her face and a note across her chest asking for her to be fucked again.
This is a pretty hot scene. I really like Carmel's exotic look and having the scene split up between the masturbation and blowjob in the stairwell and the fucking in the room worked very well for me. I was a little disappointed that this didn't turn into a cream pie scene with how Tony was grunting before the pop, and having Pascal show up with a note asking for Carmel to be fucked more right before the scene came to an end also left me wanting more. Carmel does a great job through this scene, and it's biggest fault was leaving me wanting too much more.
|Scene 5 – Claudia and Pascal White|
Claudia, a slightly older looking brunette in a scrunchy pink top, a jean skirt, and pink shoes leans against a door before heading over to a bathroom stall and peeking under the door. When she doesn't see a sign of anybody she moves to the sink to wash up before Pascal reveals himself and his hard cock to her. She drops her top and her panties and strokes his cock before kneeling down so she can suck it while giving him some great eyes. Claudia gets up on a sink for Pascal to fuck her holes missionary style before letting her take her ass from behind. Finally, she gets down and licks her lips while playing with her pussy in anticipation of the cumshot Pascal gives her moments later on her face.
This is another pretty good scene. The eerie feeling starts the scene off nicely once again, and once again it also turns from creepy into sexy quite quickly. Claudia does just as good of a job sucking as she does fucking, and the camera captures it well. The only complaint I can have once again is that the scene feels like it could have lasted much longer. This is a good scene, but it would have been even better with an other five or ten minutes.
|Scene 6 – Nicole, Pascal White, and Sonny|
Finally, Nicole, a busty brunette in a red corset, tries getting into a room only to be told she has to strip down. She reveals a great rack before sitting back, but hesitates to show off her pussy when she's told to. Instead Nicole moves over to Sonny, who she sees jerking off looking at her and starts stroking his cock before dropping down to suck it. When Pascal moves in she starts sucking his cock while Sonny spoons her pussy before letting Pascal fuck her missionary style first in her pussy and then in her shitpussy. Pascal also fucks Nicole's ass doggie style as she sucks the new guy before letting them both stand above her and stroke themselves to a good face spunking.
This is a pretty good scene. Nicole is darn hot, and does a great job taking it up the ass. She also sucks Sonny's cock very well and the chemistry between them gives me a feeling that they're a real life couple. Sadly, by having Pascal do almost all of the fucking with Sonny never getting any more fucking in once Pascal starts in throws the chemistry off and holds the scene back a bit. This is a pretty good scene, but had the potential to be even better.
Scary Minds is a pretty hot and well done movie. I was very impressed not just with how well Philippe Soine blended an eerie and intense feeling with hot sex, but how well he was able to change the mood from creepiness to sexuality without making it feel too weird. The girls in the movie do a very nice job taking on the guys, and although Pascal White and Tony James are more than a little creepy in their roles, they played their roles well enough that I didn't mind seeing them repeatedly throughout the movie. On the other hand, with the movie having six scenes and lasting just over an hour and a half, I couldn't help but wish that most of the scenes would have lasted longer. Roxanne's opening scene is about twenty five minutes, and that felt like a very appropriate length for most of the scenes. I think Scary Minds could have easily lasted over two hours instead of just over an hour and a half and would have been a much stronger movie because of it. It's good as it is, but it could have been very good or even great with a little extra time for things like Carmel to get in more fucking and Nicole getting to work between Pascal and Sonny more. Scary Minds won't be for everybody due to its intense feeling, but fell short more due to not giving enough than by going too far.
The Extra StuffThe photo gallery is presented in the full frame format and lasts about seven and a half minutes. You get about five seconds per very good looking full screen photo. There's also a behind the scenes featurette.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts over forty five minutes and is very nicely presented in anamorphic widescreen! It also shows some very nice care right off the bat by breaking each segment down to let you know who the performers are in each scene. It starts off shooting in London and captures Roxanne, Pascal, and Tony as they chat outside and enjoy sucking down a few fags along. Philippe talks with Roxanne about what he's going for in the scene before moving inside to check out the location. There's a fair amount of Philippe shooting the scene and working with the cast, and he graciously has a few words with Roxanne so the viewer can get to know here a little better as well. When Gabrielle arrives Philippe lets her know they're a bit under the gun for time and chats with her about the scene as she quickly strips down. He tests her out with a blowjob, and she eagerly takes his cum in and around her mouth as well as spreading some around her tits. They move downstairs to shoot some of the blowjob before the featurette moves on with Vanessa's scene where Philippe talks about the location before shooting a bit of the scene. Carmel is next, who shows off a few different outfits before shooting the sex with Philippe and Tony. Nicole is next, who gets a few words before they shoot the scene and gets a little extra sex afterwards. This is a great behind the scenes featurette that gives you a little of everything. You get personality from the stars, lots of Philippe making the movie, and even a little extra sex. This is one of the best behind the scenes featurettes I've seen in a while.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, foreign, group, anal, oral, DP, and masturbation
Raincoat Factor: High
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, most Woodman Entertainment DVDs can be found online for between about $17 and $25 with a few stores offering them for under $20. If you want more intense sex, this one should be well worth your money. The scenes can be a little short, but are nicely different with both an artistic and intense feeling. The technical aspects show some nice care, and there's a lot of effort put into the behind the scenes featurette for the extras. This is a well done DVD.
Note to Woodman Entertainment: It's great that you let people know who the performers are in each scene during the behind the scenes featurette. With that information so readily accessible I hope it's incorporated into the chapter menu soon rather than leaving the menus looking as generic as they are. I also hope you watch your boxcover claims better in the future and list a feature running time rather than a complete DVD running time.
If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail me .
Other reviews by Astroknight