The Little Details
Running Time: 101 min.
Production Date: 5 / 22 / 2003, 9 / 17 / 2003, 8 / 5 / 2004, 9 / 8 / 2004, 10 / 21 / 2004, 3 / 1 / 2005, 4 / 14 / 2005, 6 / 9 / 2005, 7 / 14 / 2005, 7 / 21 / 2005, and 2 / 8 / 2006; DVD Produced on 6 / 11 / 2007
Director: Charles Lightfoot, J. Stephen Hicks, and Mark Lit
Cast: Alyssa Lovelace, Brea Bennett, Celeste Star, Cody Milo, Jazmine Lyn, Jenna Haze, Natalia Cruze (now better known as Sophia Santi), Paola Rey, Shay Laren, Silvia Saint, Valentina Vaughn, Valerie Cortez, and Victoria Zdrok
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: I haven't seen or heard anything about XXXwebDVD or J. Stephen Hicks, but with what looks to be a major focus on beauty here, I can't help but be more than a little curious about this one.
Initial Reaction: It's been a long time since I've seen a release this beautiful.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of beauty and female masturbation
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting nastiness, men, or a lot of sex involving two people
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are nicely done, but slightly on the artistic side. The audio is dominated by the music, but the girls come through a little at times. Sometimes it sounds very natural and others it appears to be dubbed. The video is presented in the full frame format and looks very nice. There's great use of light and shadows, and a little black and white footage also sneaks in. The camera work is smooth and mixes in a fair amount of slow motion. Although there are a few areas that get a little grainy, with the care put towards the visuals here I can't help but think that it was intentional.
Music: The music is very nicely done. Is soft and sensual, and feels just right for the scenes. It normally dominates the audio, but does let the girls through occasionally.
False Advertising: The cover claims that there are 16 High Quality Slide Shows. While I can't disagree on the quality issue, I can on the number as I only find 12 on the DVD. Sadly, I'm deducting a half point from the overall score because of this. Furthermore, although she's in the movie, Victoria Zdrok is completely left off the box which seems more than a little foolish with her being a former Playmate of the Year and this being an eye candy release.
Menus: The main menu is soft and artistic, and seems perfect for the movie. The chapter menu very nicely lets you choose a scene based on a headshot of each girl and her name. When you choose a girl, you're nicely given a choice between her scene, her photo gallery, the menu of girls, or the main menu.
The FeatureScreen Dreams collects twelve scenes focusing on beauty. In eleven of the twelve the girls strip down and tease the camera, while one other doubles up on the beauty with two girls taking each other on.
|Scene 1 Shay Laren|
Beautiful brunette Shay starts out stripping down through a baby blue bra and panties in front of a wall that's just a few shades darker. She dances around quite a bit after taking her bra off and then slides her panties to the floor before starting to lightly play with herself. Shay makes her way to a bed that she lies back on to softly play with herself before finally licking her fingers clean.
This is a pretty good scene. It's pure eye candy with everything Shay does seeming to be there for the camera's sake. That's not always a bad thing, and it works pretty well here if for no other reason than she's darn hot and knows that she doesn't have to push things too far. This is a short scene, but it works nicely to start out the movie.
|Scene 2 Victoria Zdrok|
Busty dirty blonde former Playmate of the Year Victoria starts her scene out in a pink dress in a room surrounded by windows. She teases the camera repeatedly as she strips out of her dress, and keeps it up a bit as she makes her way out of the black panties it was hiding. Victoria lies back on the floor to play with herself lightly
This is a hot scene. Victoria looks great and works the tease very well. I love how she draws out the strip tease, and the mix of full color and black and white footage works very well. Her masturbation looks pretty natural, but it could have went on a little longer. This is still a hot scene.
|Scene 3 Silvia Saint|
Blonde superstar Silvia starts her scene out in a lacy black crotchless bodysuit. She runs her hands around herself a bit and turns around to show off her ass before sitting back on a couch and sliding a hand into her bodysuit to play with her pussy. Silvia pulls out a purple vibe which she licks and sucks before fucking herself with it first sitting back and then on all fours. Finally the scene fades out.
Needless to say, this scene is more than a little easy on the eyes. Sylvia looks fantastic and the camera does a great job of admiring her face and body. The toy play is a very nice addition here and is very well balanced with the rest of the scene. This is another nicely done scene.
|Scene 4 Natalia Cruze|
Brunette Natalia, now much better known as Digital Playground contract girl Sophia Santi, dances around in a little brown skirt and jacket that shows off her side tattoo beautifully as well as hanging open to show off her lacy black and ivory bra. She slowly moves around to show off all of her body as she strips down before laying back on a bed to play with herself lightly. Natalia picks things up a little as she goes, and finishes things with a moan that might have meant a real orgasm.
Being a fan of Sophia and her current work, I couldn't help but be thrilled to see a bit of her from long ago. There's plenty of very nice eye candy here once again and the end of the scene seemed to have a bit more closure than the others. This is another nicely done scene.
|Scene 5 Brea Bennett and Codi Milo|
Blonde Brea starts out kissing blonde Codi's ear as they hold each other on a bed. They kiss softly as their hands wander a little around each other, and move on to softly kiss each other's tits before Brea bends over for Codi to admire her from behind and then lays back for a little more tongue and finger action. The girls trade places so Codi can get a little tongue action in return before the scene comes to a close.
This scene was good, but felt like it could have been much better. I love the similar look between the girls, and there's some nice chemistry between them as well. My problem here is that the scene seemed like it was a fraction of what it should be. Eight minutes is often a good length for scenes like this, but here it could have easily went on for two or three times as long without losing anything. This scene is more than just easy on the eyes, but still left me wanting a little more.
|Scene 6 Valentina Vaughn|
Valentina starts out admiring a pair of lacy curtains surrounding a bed in a pink bra and panties as she shows off for the camera. She dances around slowly as she strips off her bra and takes her time running her hands around her body. The lights come down after Valentina moves to the bed, and she softly works herself to what appears to be a nice orgasm.
This is yet another very nice scene. Valentina looks fantastic, and does a very nice job playing with the camera. I like how the lighting drops during the scene, and with the slow pace of the scene it really fits well. This is another scene that's very easy on the eyes.
|Scene 7 Valerie Cortez|
Valerie starts out in a pair of Daisy Dukes with a patriotic bikini top and white wood heeled platforms washing off an old black Dodge pickup before running her soapy sponge around herself as well. She strips past her shorts and white lacy panties, and ends up on her back wearing only her shoes as she rubs her nub in the cab of the truck. Valerie mixes in a little fingering with her rubs, and looks to have a nice little orgasm at the end.
This is a very fun scene. Valerie's outfit looks great, and although this is a standard eye candy setup it works well once again here. There's a nice pace to the scene and I love how the camera captures Valerie looking down from her head as well as up at her goodies. This is another very nice scene.
|Scene 8 Celeste Star|
Brunette Celeste starts her scene out outdoors in a white tube top, a flowery white pleated skirt, and shades dancing around. She slowly strips down while giving a few flashes of her eyes and then lays back on the patio to rub her pussy lightly. Celeste pulls out metallic blue vibe that she sucks before putting it to work on her pussy, and builds up speed quickly with plenty of pleasure to go with it. Finally Celeste sucks her toy clean.
This is a pretty hot scene. The shades nicely set Celeste apart from the other girls, but at the same time they didn't do anything for me as she can have some great eyes that are now hidden. The scene also drags out the tease a little much and feels like it was drawn out a bit unlike the others that felt like they could have lasted a little longer. This is far from a bad scene, but it lacks a little compared to many of the others.
|Scene 9 Jenna Haze|
Smokin' hot brunette Jenna starts her scene out in a little black and white dress that she flaps around to show her black panties as well as her great little titties. She moves her panties up and down a bit while playing with her pussy before losing both them and her dress. Jenna dances around a bit before settling back in a chair to rub her nub, and quickly picks up the pace. After looking like she might have given herself an orgasm, Jenna blows a kiss goodbye.
Not surprisingly this is a pretty hot scene. As always Jenna looks great and does a fantastic job playing to the camera. She moves the scene along nicely and it's nice to see her go at her pussy with a bit of energy rather than just seeing how light she can do it for the cameras. This might be the softer side of Jenna, but it's still a hot scene.
|Scene 10 Paola Rey|
Paola starts the tenth scene out in a pink bra and panties along with a little fur edged coat that quickly falls aside. She runs her hands around her body to play with her panties as well as playing with her bra. Paola licks at her tits a little after losing her bra, and plays with her pussy inside and through her panties before teasingly sliding them off and slapping her ass. She goes back to playing with herself while talking dirty to the camera, and works herself to a nice orgasm with her fingers deep in her twat. Paola lays back on the couch to play with herself a bit more and happily sucks her fingers clean before breaking out a purple dildo that she sucks before fucking herself with. Finally Paola takes one last taste and waves goodbye with a satisfied and naughty smile.
This is a great scene. Of course Paola is gorgeous with a killer body, and she gets into the entire scene extremely well. The striptease is every bit as good as the masturbation, and Paola looks like she's having a fantastic time through all of it. I especially like her dirty talk to the camera, which very nicely scenes her scene apart from the others. This just might be the best scene in the movie.
|Scene 11 Alyssa Lovelace|
Dirty blonde Alyssa starts out completely nude on the edge of a pool and slides in to get herself a little wet before sitting on the edge to play with herself lightly. She continues to play a little as she stands in the pool and gets up to stand on the edge before the scene comes to an all too quick end.
This scene is nice for the eye candy, but doesn't have much depth beyond that. It's overly short but is saved by how much Alyssa appears to be enjoying teasing the camera. This is a decent scene, but there's much better elsewhere in the movie.
|Scene 12 Jazmine Lyn|
Brunette Jazmine starts her scene out in a simple black bra and panties with heels showing off by an entryway. She lowers her bra to show off her tits and plays with them a bit before beckoning for the camera to join her inside. Jazmine strips off her panties and rubs her pussy until the camera fades out looking like she might still have a little ways to go.
This is a pretty good scene. Jazmine is very easy on the eyes despite the hideous mole piercing, and I like the break in the scene between the tease outside and the masturbation inside. Another minute or two felt like it would have added a lot to this scene with Jazmine seeming like she might not be done yet, but it isn't nearly as bad as in some scenes I've watched. This is a decent scene to end the movie with.
Screen Dreams is a nicely different adult movie. The focus is completely on beauty, and by having the scenes almost all be masturbation scenes that makes it easy to do. There's a fair amount of directors out there who will pay attention to beauty, but so often they do it around full sex scenes and the focus on beauty kills the chemistry in the scenes. By focusing on masturbation scenes here the girls can work on themselves while the camera can move around to get whatever angle it needs without worrying about having somebody else in the way. The heavier music style also works good here by playing into the artistic style, and I love the little monochrome footage that pops in every now and then. Of course, the lineup of ladies here doesn't hurt a thing, as every girl here is gorgeous and has a great body. There are a few moments when the scenes falter at the end by feeling like they should have lasted a little longer to let the girls finish completely, but with how hard it is to find a movie with the focus on beauty like is in Screen Dreams, even that seems a bit forgivable. Screen Dreams is a beautifully shot movie with a great sensuality about it that's all too rare in today's adult films.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for Fetish Dolls, Slice of Pie, Big City Nights, and The Devil Wears Leather. A photo gallery is included for each scene lasting between about a minute and a minute and a half with about five seconds per very good looking full screen photo. Normally photo galleries don't add a lot to the overall movie for me, but here they seem like a perfect addition. There's also internet information and phone sex crap.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: All girl, tease, masturbation, toys, and lesbian
Raincoat Factor: High
Condom Usage: None needed
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Adam & Eve's DVDs can be found online for between about $15 and $25 with a few stores offering them near the low end. If you want beauty and female masturbation, this one might even be worth the high end due to how hard it is to find beauty done right in today's adult movies. The scenes are fairly short, but gorgeous to watch. The technical aspects are nicely done, but sadly there isn't too much effort put into the extras. This is a very nice movie on a DVD that could have used a touch more work on the extras.
Note to XXXwebDVD / Adam & Eve: The photo galleries were great, but it would have been very nice if you would have offered them all on one screen similar to the chapter menu where the viewer could easily go through them all.
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