The Little Details
Running Time: 104 min.
Production Date: 3 / 19 / 2007
Director: Axel Braun
Cast: Claire Dames, Gwen Diamond, Jassie, Jennifer Dark, Sasha Grey, Chris Charming, Harley, Jay Lassiter, Sascha, and Spyder Jonez
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: TeraVision has been showing a very nice eye for their directors lately, and adding Axel Braun should definitely help them out. I'm really looking forward to this one.
Initial Reaction: It's a great mix of sex and art.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of artistic porn
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting nastier sex or crystal clear images
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are nicely done. The audio is clear and well balanced, and I didn't notice a single background noise. The video is presented in the full frame format, which surprised me with the entire moving being shot on HD, and gets a bit artistic. Much of the movie looks like it might have had some filters applied to it, and it's consistent enough that it never comes off as being sloppy. The camera work is nicely done with a good balance of angles, and although it might move fast a couple times, it always feels like there's a good reason for it.
Music: There's music at the opening and closing of the scenes, but never during the full on sex. It has a very nice balance with the rest of the audio and also has a unique style that helps the scenes out.
Menus: The main menu has a nicely artistic look that works very well for this release and feels like it's had some very nice care put into the clip that runs behind the choices. The chapter menu is also nicely done, and lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene as well as the sense it's based on.
The FeatureIt's so easy to take the five senses for granted. Taste. Touch. Sight. Sound. Smell. So many people forget about using all of them when it comes to sex, but Axel Braun isn't one of them. Here he's fashioned an entire movie about those five senses, and lets a different one start out each scene.
|Scene 1 – Sasha Grey and Jay Lassiter|
Sasha's scene revolves around taste. She starts out sampling strawberries, having honey poured on her face by her mouth, and getting whipped cream sprayed in her mouth while wearing black fishnets with sexy black panties and a little black lingerie. She even has milk poured around the glass bubble chair she's in before Jay arrives to kiss his way around her leg as she rubs her pussy. He rips open her stockings to kiss her toes before they take to the couch to sixty nine with Jay sitting back on the couch and Sasha seeing how much of his cock she can fit down her throat. She moves him around before riding him reverse cowgirl style, and Jay eats her holes from behind and makes her beg for it before he fucks her doggie style. When Sasha has him get off her so they can spoon he grabs her by the hair to have her suck his cock before letting her have the spooning she desired. Sasha rebukes him a bit to get him to fuck her right, and then hoists her ass in the air so he can eat it. Finally, Jay fucks her face a little and strokes himself into her mouth for her to eat.
This is a darn hot scene. Axel definitely lets out his artistic side, and the scene often looks like it's been filtered while also mixing in a little black and white footage. That artistic look didn't interfere with the action at all for me, and might have even kicked it up a bit. I love the chemistry between Jay and Sasha and how they struggle a bit for dominance. I also love the attention given to eating her ass, but there's a small part of me that was slightly disappointed that she didn't get it fucked. This is a very hot scene, and once that definitely starts the movie out on a high note.
|Scene 2 – Claire Dames and Spyder Jonez|
Claire's scene revolves around hearing, and starts out in a little black lingerie going over to the mirror to admire herself as Spyder kicks back in a red chair, all with a stark white background with a bit of the action being flooded by natural light. After letting her admire herself a bit Spyder moves in to have her show off for him. He asks her to show him her pussy before shouting at her to spread it. He spanks her ass while giving her directions and having her talk about how she loves to suck cock and is going to suck his. Clare drops down to show that she's more than just talk, and even tells him to spit in her mouth as she sucks him. She continues to work her way around his cock sucking it as he sits back in the red chair again before getting up to ride it cowgirl style. She mixes in a little cocksucking as she rides him and works in the reverse cowgirl as well before letting him take her doggie style. Finally, Claire gets down and watches as Spyder unloads a good helping of cock cream on the mirror for her to lick up.
This is another hot and cool scene. I love the stark black, red, and white images of the scene cutting down on the visuals to help the scene be about hearing. The hearing emphasis is kicked up a little more by the shouting, but sadly there isn't a whole lot of dirty talk throughout the scene. Spyder provides a good hard cock for Claire to work with, and with her goth look and him all in black the sex jumps out nicely. This is another scene that shows how well sex and art can coexist.
|Scene 3 – Jassie and Sascha|
Focusing on sight, Jassie lies back in a dark chair watching a bit of porn. She rubs her pussy and sucks her fingers clean before Sascha arrives and makes his way around her. He guides her hand to his hard cock in his jeans and lets her lick her way around it before kissing her and allowing his cock to be freed so she can free it. Jassie continues to rub her pussy while sucking and stroking Sascha's cock before letting Sascha massage her asshole as she rides him cowgirl style. She also gets in the reverse cowgirl before turning around for the doggie and laying back for some missionary work. Finally, Jassie gets down to take a decent facial finish.
This is a pretty hot scene. Although the scene is supposed to be about sight, the theme quickly falls aside when Sascha arrives. That said, the action is hot enough between them that it's hard to think of the scene as being weak because of it. It flows nicely and has a nice look complete with a touch of tinting that might play into the sight theme. This is another nicely done scene.
|Scene 4 – Jennifer Dark and Harley|
Tattooed Harley's focused on smell as he's locked in a prison cell possibly dreaming of brunette Jennifer in a pink dress. He smells his way around her to make sure she's real before letting her drop down and start sucking his cock. Jennifer keeps it up as he lies back on his bed before sliding her snatch over his shaft reverse cowgirl style. She turns around for the cowgirl ride and sucks him clean before letting him eat her ass and fuck it as she lies on her side. Jennifer sucks his cock clean letting him know how sweet it tastes before letting Harley fuck her ass doggie style and spoon it. Finally she gets down and lets Harley box the clown until he cums on her face.
This is a pretty good scene. Jennifer isn't afraid to get a little nasty, and with his hard look Harley seems more than a little believable in a prison cell. They keep the action moving nicely as they fuck, and the opening does a nice job of working smell into the scene. This is another nicely done scene, but it's not quite as hot as the others.
|Scene 5 – Gwen Diamond and Chris Charming|
Dirty blonde Gwen finishes the movie focusing on touch. She starts out sleeping on a mattress on the floor in a little pink dress as Chris comes in and starts running his hands around her legs and ass. He rubs her pussy through her purple panties as he moves up to suck her tits, and she caresses his stomach and chest before they strip him down so she can suck his cock. Gwen strips off her panties and lays back for Chris to fuck her missionary style. He rolls around to spoon her before letting Gwen roll on top for the reverse cowgirl. Gwen gets off to suck Chris a little before getting back up for the standard cowgirl. Finally, Gwen lays back and lets Chris stroke himself onto her feet as she rubs her pussy and then licks her feet clean.
This is yet another nicely done scene. I really like the romantic opening with the touch theme, and Gwen seems to be nicely into Chris and his big dick throughout the scene. Once again the action is nicely captured as well as having a nice pace. This is yet another nicely done scene.
Artistic porn can be very hit or miss for me, but Axel Braun scores a solid hit with Stimula. Sasha and Jassie's scenes were my favorite here, but there wasn't a single scene that didn't work for me. I love the creative look for the scenes as well as how Axel varies the openings to each scene. The minimalist look and edge to Claire and Spyder's scene works very well for it, and it's nicely balanced by the romantic opening to Gwen and Chris's scene. If there's a complaint to the movie, it's that the sensory theme for each scene didn't carry that much throughout the entire scene. I would have loved to have had a video camera showing Jassie and Sascha getting it on so they could watch themselves fuck for the visual portion or for a little more food play with Sasha's taste scene. Even having little breaks for Gwen and Chris to caress each other for their touch scene would have kicked the movie up a bit while fitting into the scene and lengthening it out a bit. These are far from complaints, as the movie is nicely hot already, but with a focus on senses and the artistic style I expected just a little more focus on each of the senses in each scene. Stimula is bound to stimulate, and is a great blend of sex and art.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for Appetite for Destruction, Test Drive, Teradise Island: Anal Fever, SexxxPose Tiffany Taylor, SexxxPose Lexie Marie, SexxxPose Britney Skye, SexxxPose Nikki Benz, Reign of Tera 2, Decadence, Stimula, American MILF, and the Virtual Tera Patrick 3D PC game. The photo gallery lasts just under seven minutes with about five seconds per very nice looking snapshot. The photos are very nicely broken down by scene right down to each scene having its own title on the DVD, but there's no submenu to let you choose which gallery you'd like to watch (which would be a very nice extra touch for future DVDs). There's also internet information and a behind the scenes featurette.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts a little under twenty four minutes and is nicely presented in anamorphic widescreen. Jennifer Dark starts things out chatting with Axel after a post-scene shower talking about having to reshoot her scene, other directors, and going back to Europe. They also talk about some of her favorite performers and interracial sex before Axel chats with Sasha Grey about how she got into the business, Nacho, and some other performers. Axel finds Jassie and Gwen Diamond hanging out looking natural rather than being all porned up and talks with them about their worst scenes, their favorite guys, and anal as Gwen shows off. Claire finishes things up talking about how she got into porn, her tits and tats, and anal before she shows off her ass and licks Gwen's ass when she shows up. The girls play a little more before the scene fades out. This is a great behind the scenes featurette. Axel does a great job making the interviews fun and interesting and there's more than a few laughs as he has fun with the girls. I also really like how he worked the entire female cast into it. Finally, I couldn't help but be impressed with TeraVision presenting this release in anamorphic widescreen, which really was like icing on the cake here. This is a very entertaining behind the scenes that's well worth checking out.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, food play, feet, rimming (male > female), and anal
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of TeraVision's DVDs can be found online for between about $19 and $25 with several stores offering them for about $20. If you like porn a little more on the artistic side this one should be well worth your money. The sex is artistic, but also has some very good heat to it. The technical aspects are well done and there's some nice care put into the extras including a great behind the scenes featurette. This is a nicely done DVD that's worth checking out.
Note to TeraVision: It's great to see you include a cast listing by scene during the end credits, but in the future, please line up the scenes correctly.
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