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Sexual Odyssey (Sex Z Pictures)

Studio: Sex Z Pictures
Category:  Compilation
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astroknight's ratings for Sexual Odyssey (Sex Z Pictures):
Overall Rating 2 stars
Sexual Odyssey (Sex Z Pictures) overall rating 2 stars
Female Looks Sexual Odyssey (Sex Z Pictures) Female looks rating 3.5 stars
Male Looks Sexual Odyssey (Sex Z Pictures) Male looks rating 2.5 stars
Sex Sexual Odyssey (Sex Z Pictures) Sex rating 2 stars
 
Plot/Acting Sexual Odyssey (Sex Z Pictures) Plot/Acting rating 0 stars
Extras Sexual Odyssey (Sex Z Pictures) DVD Extras rating 2.5 stars
Audio/Video Quality Sexual Odyssey (Sex Z Pictures) A/V Quality rating 2.5 stars
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Reviewed by astroknight  on  3/31/2007

The Little Details

Running Time: 77 min.

Production Date: 12 / 18 / 2003, 1 / 15 / 2004, 2 / 15 / 2004, 3 / 15 / 2004, 6 / 25 / 2004, 10 / 2 / 2006

Director: Roy “Snooze” Karch

Cast: Cytherea, Felix Vicious, Lauren Phoenix, Shayla LaVeaux, Victoria Givens, Barrett Blade, Kyle Stone, Steve Hatcher, and Tony Tedeschi

The Short Story

Initial Expectations: Sex Z Pictures has been a bit hit or miss for me and this one looks like it might be another of their compilations. I'm just not sure what to expect here.

Initial Reaction: It's a borderline average compilation

Who Should Watch It : Anybody who's afraid of porn getting nasty or overly hot

Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting sex that feels unique or very passionate

The Technical Stuff

Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are okay. The audio is clear with the balance varying a bit throughout the movie with some scenes sounding like they're poorly mixed while others sound great. The video is presented in the full frame format, and looks pretty average. There's a touch of grain to most of the presentation and a fair number of shadows pop up as well. If that isn't enough, there's also some noticeable camera motion in almost every scene. This is a pretty average looking and sounding release.

Music: There's a little music here and there throughout the movie. As with most compilations, there's a little variation through the movie, but with all of the scenes coming from Roy Karch it seems pretty even both in style and balance here.

Menus: The main menu is pretty simple, and blends a few clips of the action with the choices in a very generic manner. The chapter menu is even more generic, and just lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene.

The Feature

Sexual Odyssey collects five of Roy Karch's scenes and puts them together here in a way that makes it look like it might be an original movie. Each scene has a theme about the girl being one type or another, such as a porn newbie or half of a pair of lovers, with nothing else to either lead into the scene or let you know where the scene originally came from.

Scene 1 – Lauren Phoenix and Barret Blade

The opening scene appears to come from Phoenix Unleashed. Lauren starts things out lying on a bed with Barrett talking about her just moving to town as Roy gets things set up around the bed and convinces her to do anal for the scene. They move on to kiss and help each other strip down before Lauren puts her mouth to work on Barrett's cock. She gets up to ride him cowgirl style before laying back for Barrett to fuck her missionary style. Lauren also lets him spoon her ass before Barret comes up to give her a very nice pop in and around her mouth.

This is an okay scene. The chemistry between Lauren and Barrett is average at best, largely because they only seem to moan and never really seem to look at each other or give each other any other attention to make it seem like they're really into each other. Through all the sex, the pop shot was the only thing that really stood out to me as being anywhere close to above average. The camera work is also extremely bland, and often struck me as just plain lazy. Lauren can turn out a darn hot buttfucking scene, but this isn't one of them.

Scene 2 - Cytherea and Tony Tedeschi

The next scene comes from Popstar. Cytherea decides to get it on with Tony after whining about trying to become a lingerie model for Popstar. She lets him suck her great little titties before moving down to mouth his manhood while giving him some great eyes. Tony reciprocates with some twat tonguing before giving it to Cytherea from behind. Cytherea rolls over so that Tony can give it to her missionary style, which causes her to let go with a couple good squirts. Unlike her usual squirts, however, these have a very yellow tinge to them. Finally, Cytherea strokes Tony until he explodes on her face, tits, and everything else around with a small and sporadic pop.

This is an okay scene. Cytherea and Tony have nice energy and decent chemistry. There’s something about the scene that seems like it’s missing, however. It might be because the camera is constantly on the move, which holds things back fairly well. It never quite seems to know what it wants, and I had a hard time getting into the scene because of it.

Scene 3 – Victoria Givens and Kyle Stone

Victoria and Kyle's scene comes from Star Struck and starts with “director” Randy Spears giving them a little direction. Victoria, in her bottle blonde stage, starts out in a little pinkish outfit with sexy lace up knee high boots kissing Kyle and letting him help her strip down. Kyle moves down to tongue her holes, and makes sure to give Victoria's ass some nice attention as Victoria urges him on and plays with her pussy until it squirts. She rewards him with a sloppy blowjob with some nice throat action as well as eating his ass before getting up to ride him reverse cowgirl style. She also lets him fuck her missionary and doggie style before he textures her tushy with his testicular treats.

This is an okay scene. There's some good chemistry between Kyle and Victoria, and I love how she rewards him eating her ass by eating his. She also plays with the cum nice after Kyle spackles her ass with it and does a nice job putting out a little squirt. The problem here is the camera work, which frequently gets way too close and a bit shaky. Victoria and Kyle do a very nice job here, it's just too bad the camera couldn't capture it better than what it did.

Scene 4 – Shayla LaVeaux and Steve Hatcher

The penultimate scene comes from Bedford Wives with Steve starting out in his underwear and Shayla moving in wearing a sexy pink robe with black trim for him to worship her great body through it. Steve lets Shayla lie back on the bed so he can tongue both of her holes before she sucks his cock in return. He starts fucking her missionary style before moving around to spoon her a little. Finally, Steve lets Shayla have a nice pop over her tongue.

This is a pretty good scene. Shayla looks great, and I love how Steve starts things out worshiping her through her lingerie. There's a nice flow to the scene, but at the same time, it's held back a little by only having two positions in the scene. Heck, it's close to one and a half positions as Steve never seems to lay all the way down behind Shayls to spoon her. This is a pretty good scene, and easily one of the best in the movie.

Scene 5 – Felix Vicious and Tony Tedeschi

The final scene comes from Trade Secrets. Felix crawls around briefly looking very classy in some pink lingerie with her hair up before kissing Tony. She kisses her way across his stomach to make her way down to sucking his cock before letting Tony eat her holes in return with some very nice attention being given to her ass. The move on to fuck missionary style before Tony spoons her. He also lets her have it from behind before Felix strokes him into her mouth and plays with it a little.

This is an okay scene. Felix looks fantastic, and there's some okay chemistry between her and Tony. Sadly, the scene is held back by the camera work again, which gets way too close way too often and gave the scene an almost claustrophobic feel for me many times. This had the potential to be a darn hot scene, but the camera work never let it get there.

Sexual Odyssey is an okay compilation release. None of the scenes are really spectacular, but at the same time none of them really suck either. That said, I can't deny that I didn't have any problems with this one. First, there's nothing on the boxcover to let you know that this is a compilation unless you already learned this picking up one of Sex Z's releases with a similar cover. Maybe it's just me, but since Sex Z is doing a special logo for their compilations like this it should be easy to work in a “Best Of” like Private does with so many of their compilations so first time viewers of their movies know what they're getting. Second, there's the length of the compilation. An hour and a quarter almost always seems extremely short for a release, even when it's a very well done original release. When it's a compilation like this one is, an hour and a quarter seems extremely short since there should be more than enough room on the DVD to include a few more scenes. I can understand original releases being under two hours, but for a compilation I guess I really can't understand one not at least pushing the two hour line. My final problem is that if you didn't know from the cover that this was a compilation, you might think that this is a new movie rather than a recycled movie with how the scenes are presented. Actually, this leaves me with mixed feelings with one of them being a problem. The good side of things is seeing Sex Z giving this compilation a little different feeling by having the “title screen” for each scene giving the low down on each girl for her role in her sexual odyssey. This leaves the movie feeling more like an all sex vignette movie than a compilation, and that's definitely a nice thing. The bad news is that it might leave some viewers thinking that this was an original release, liking what they saw from a star with Roy Karch behind the camera, and then trying to pick up another one of Sex Z's movies from Karch featuring that star only to buy the same scene again. Sex Z does show some nice care by listing the performers together in the opening credits as well as giving a scene by scene breakdown in the closing credits, but any confusion with the style of the movie could have been very easily avoided here by also including the name of the movie each scene originally came from. Although the scenes were pretty average and the way the boxcover and movie were handled leaves me with mixed feelings, I can't deny that Sex Z Pictures shows some nice thought trying to give a compilation DVD a little spark with Sexual Odyssey.

The Extra Stuff

Trailers are included for America's Next Top Porn Model, Corruption, Cum Eating Teens 5, Decline of Western Civilization Part 69: The Porno Years, graigslist, LA Vice, Real MILFs of the OC, and Thumb Suckers. The photo galleries are broken down girl by girl, with Cytherea's lasting four minutes, Lauren Phoenix's lasting about three and a quarter minutes, Shayla LaVeaux's lasting about three minutes, and Victoria Given's lasting about about four and a quarter minutes with each okay looking snapshot or full screen photo lasting about two seconds. There's also the ability to put the movie on an iPod.

The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff

Themes: Straight, anal, rimming (male > female and female > male), and squirting

Raincoat Factor: Very high

Condom Usage: None

The Bottom Line:

Currently, many of Sex Z Pictures' DVDs can be found online for between about $16 and $25 with a few stores offering them for under $20. Aim low here or rent this one first. Karch's style often doesn't work for me, but I guess some like him and this is a good DVD to check out if you want to see if he's for you or not. The technical aspects are pretty average, and there's almost a touch of effort put into the extras to help this release out. This is a pretty average compilation DVD.

Note to Sex Z Pictures: It's great to see you trying something a little different with compilations, but please let people who haven't checked you out before know if your release is a compilation somewhere on the cover. Also, listing the movie the original scenes came from is always a nice thing so people can check out the rest of a movie if they really like the scene that was included in the compilation. Finally, there's a lot of people who won't even bother to check this one out due to it barely lasting an hour and a quarter. If you're going to do a compilation release, please let it last at least two hours.

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