The Little Details
Running Time: 91 min.
Production Date: 8 / 13 – 20 / 2005
Director: Spyder Jonez
Cast: Alexis Amore, Brittney Skye, Lucy Lee, Nikki Benz, Tera Patrick, Kris Knight, Spyder Jonez, and Tommy Gunn
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: I'm not sure I've seen a Tera Patrick movie that's left me disappointed, and what I've seen from her since she hooked up with Spyder has been very impressive. I can't help but look forward to this one.
Initial Reaction: Tera's anal is nice, but as a whole it had much more potential than it used.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting harder sex mixed with beautiful locations
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting an all anal movie or a feature
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are pretty good. The audio is pretty good when one considers the locations, but there is a fair amount of background noises that throws the balance off. Although the movie is shot entirely in HD, the video is presented in non-anamorphic widescreen, which seems kind of like handling a pair of Prada shoes to a bum in a back alley. It looks pretty good, and nicely mixes black and white and full color footage to give the movie a slightly more artistic feeling while the camera work is lit very well. There is a little motion to the camera work, and there's also a little slow motion effects mixed in which I'm sure will annoy some people even if they did seem well done to me.
Music: The music is pretty well done. It's varies both in style and balance throughout the movie. This starts out as a good thing, but the longer the movie went on the louder it seemed to get. Thankfully it doesn't feel overly generic, and often helps out the sex nicely.
False Advertising: The cover claims that this is Tera Patrick In Her First All Anal Feature with a quote from AVN on the back cover stating Tera Patrick's first anal scene has been a long time coming.... There's a few problems with these statements. First, this isn't an all anal release (only half of the scenes involve anal), nor is it a feature (as the word is normally used to denote a plot or storyline, of which there isn't one here). Finally, this isn't Tera's first anal, as she took Anthony Crane for a trip down her hershey highway in Caribbean Undercover. I'm deducting a full point from the overall score because of these claims.
Menus: The main menu nicely works together a bit of animation with some stills from the movie for a pretty good first impression. The chapter menu is sadly generic, and lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a scene number.
The FeatureFar away from the stress of everyday life lies an oasis of pleasure. An oasis filled with pleasure and lust. Tera's surrendered herself into a zone of complete vulnerability, and she's not alone...
|Scene 1 – Lucy Lee and Tera Patrick|
Asian Lucy diddles herself lightly while putting on a bit of a show with the waves rolling in and out behind her. Things move to a waterfall where she and Tera share a kiss and Tera moves down to start licking her way around Lucy's tits, first outside her bikini and then moving it out of the way to get right at them. Lucy aggressively goes after Tera's tits in return with plenty of kissing, slapping, and jiggling before Tera gets on all fours so Lucy can work her over from behind. Lucy also eats Tera while working her up to four fingers as she lies back on the rocks. They kiss before Tera pulls off Lucy's bikini bottoms with her mouth and moves in to tongue her twat. Tera also gives Lucy a bit of finger banging and some ass licking before they finish things off with a soft and passionate kiss.
This is a nice scene to start the movie out with. Lucy and Tera get into each other pretty well, and have decent chemistry between them. The location is beautiful, and the camera work does a great job of being able to capture both the sex and the beauty of the location without losing either. The only real complaint I have is that for an “all anal feature”, there's no real anal action. Yes, Tera gives Lucy's ass a couple licks, but to me that isn't enough to make it count as an anal scene. Although this scene doesn't live up to the cover claims, it is nicely shot and edited with some hot sex.
|Scene 2 – Tera Patrick and Spyder Jonez|
After Tera goes for a dip below the waterfall she's joined by real life hubby Spyder, who kisses her neck and tits before moving down to eat her holes. He stands up so Tera can work him over orally in return before he fucks her pussy doggie style. Tera moves to her back for Spyder to start on her pussy before he moves down to fuck her ass, and makes sure to sit up so she can take a good taste of her ass from his cock. Tera gives Spyder a little more oral attention as he lies back before getting up to fuck him with her ass reverse cowgirl style. Finally, Tera takes a very impressive facial from Spyder and sucks out the last little bit.
This is a hot scene. Tera looks fantastic, and does a great job taking both a cock up her ass and a load on her face. There's some nice attention given to the ass to mouth that I'm sure many Tera fans were more than looking forward to, and it's great to see her and Spyder trying to give the fans what they think they want. The blowjob break in the middle held the scene up a bit, but this is still a very hot scene that's really going to please a lot of Tera fans out there even if it isn't her first anal.
|Scene 3 – Alexis Amore and Tommy Gunn|
Alexis splashes around the shallow water near the rocky beach before she's joined by Tommy, who she kisses and then drops down to start sucking. They take to the grass to sixty-nine before Alexis hops up to ride Tommy reverse cowgirl style. They mix in a little more oral action, as well as some spooning for each of her holes before Tommy picks her up and fucks her ass reverse cowgirl style. He sets Alexis down to ream her rectally doggie style before finally popping over her tongue.
This is a pretty hot scene. Alexis looks far better than I remember her looking, and puts out some nice energy and vocals. Sadly, the scene is held back a bit from the level she tries taking it to by Tommy looking a bit dead and like he's trying to be as little a part of the scene as possible. The natural lighting also throws some of the visuals off a bit, which is too bad since the camera work has some very nice angles. This is a pretty hot scene that felt like it could have been better with a few little tweaks.
|Scene 4 – Brittney Skye and Kris Knight|
After dancing and playing in the surf as it comes in, Brittney magically moves to a blanket on the rocks wearing only a fugly pair of pink Cons for Kris to eat her shaved slit. She sucks his cock in return before climbing up for the reverse cowgirl ride. Brittney lies back for some brief pussy missionary work before Kris moves his cock to her ass as she holds a vibe on her clit. She gets back on top for some reverse cowgirl anal before finally dropping down to take a slightly below average facial as the sun goes down.
This is an okay scene. Brittney gets into it pretty well, but once again Kris seems like he's trying to be as small a part of the scene as possible. I know most guys don't want to see guys in porn, but at the same time when a guy feels like he's not trying to be a part of the scene it hurts the chemistry in the scene and ends up holding it back. That's just what happened here, and the scene was hurt even more by it feeling a little more heavy handed artistically. I just couldn't get into this scene.
|Scene 5 – Alexis Amore, Tera Patrick, and Spyder Jonez|
After Spyder runs into the surf with Tera and Alexis, they had back out onto the black sand beach to strip down and play. They girls strip down and work on each other's tits while mixing in a little oral love for Spyder. Tera lies back for Spyder to fuck her missionary style while she gives Alexis a little more oral attention before Alexis helps out a bit as Tera rides Spyder reverse cowgirl style. Alexis also rides Spyder's tongue and lets him finger her ass a bit as Tera bounces on his cock cowgirl style before the girls share a facial.
This is a pretty good scene. There's some nice chemistry between the girls, but as a whole the chemistry lacks a little. Spyder does a pretty good job giving Tera a hard dick to work with, but sadly she's the only one that really gets to work with it. Keeping Alexis reduced to an oral only role in the scene held it back quite a bit for me, and definitely left me wanting more. The scene also fell short by being a vaginal only scene in a movie that features All Anal very prominently on the cover. Finally, the audio balance held the scene back a touch for me with the surf drowning out the sex. This isn't a bad scene, but it definitely left me wanting a lot more than it gave.
|Scene 6 – Nikki Benz and Tera Patrick|
After a quick little play in the water, blonde Nikki hooks up with brunette Tera, in white and black bikinis, respectfully. Nikki goes right after her tits, and they play around a bit while stripping each other down before Nikki lets Tera tongue her twat. Tera gets on all fours so Nikki can play with her pussy and eat her holes before they sixty-nine with Tera on the bottom. The girls also take turns fucking each other's pussy with glass dildos before sharing another kiss and some light play.
This is an above average scene. Both Tera and Nikki are darn hot, and they do an okay job playing with each other. The chemistry never comes across too heavy and the camera work is a little shakier. The scene also falls a little short of my hopes by being another scene without any anal action beyond a couple quick licks at Tera's ass. This isn't a bad scene, it just falls way short of where it felt like it should be.
Teradise Island: Anal Fever is an above average all sex movie. Yes, Tera doing anal is the main draw here, and that's handled both beautifully and with a touch of a disappointment. Her scene with Spyder is a very nicely done anal scene, and gave me the feeling that she was really trying to give the fans that wanted to see her getting nastier with anal what they wanted. At the same time, although Tera has four scenes in the movie, her one on one scene with Spyder is the only scene where she takes it in the ass. I know some would say that the anal in a girl on girl scene doesn't count, but whether you think a toy in the ass between girls counts as an anal scene or not, there's no debate if she doesn't even take so much as a finger there. The rest of the movie also gives me rather mixed feelings. Tera's scene with Spyder is easily the best in the movie, with Alexis Amore probably turning in the next best scene. The movie is beautiful, but often gets bogged down trying to balance hot sex and beauty with the guys trying to see how little they can be noticed in the scenes. Sexually, Teradise Island had plenty of potential and although the scene never really fell below the average level, they often fell short of using their full potential.
In many ways Teradise Island feels like Tera and Spyder are trying to take the Island Fever movies that she helped make so beautiful and take it the next step. A good portion of the time they do succeed in doing that by combining beautiful locations with hotter sex that isn't afraid to get nasty, but there's also a good portion of the time where they fall short and show some of why Island Fever was done how it is. Yes, you can hear the performers here (which is bound to please many people), but the balance is often a bit off with the surf and waterfalls coming off louder than the performers and causing the music to be much heavier in the balance. While the sex gets much harder that Island Fever, it still has quite a few slow motion shots that are bound to frustrate those looking for the beautiful locations with hard and more straightforward sex. Teradise Island: Anal Fever has the right idea blending sex and beauty, but the execution rarely comes off as good as the idea.
In the end, Teradise Island: Anal Fever feels like a very good start and definitely leaves me with plenty of hope for Teradise Island 2 (of which there's some still photos on the back cover mixed in with photos from this release). There's a nice feeling of beauty to the movie and a good feeling that Spyder and Tera are trying to blend the beauty of the surroundings in with the hot sex. They occasionally hit the mark here, but the scene makes it hard to not be a bit critical watching it as it only half of the scenes in a movie that claims to be “All Anal” actually have anal sex in them. I want to really like Teradise Island: Anal Fever, but it rarely delivers what it tries to bring to the table.
The Extra StuffThere are no extras on the first DVD, but a second DVD is completely devoted to extras. Trailers are included for Appetite for Destruction, Test Drive, and Desperate. The photo gallery lasts nearly two minutes with about five seconds per very good looking snapshot or full screen photo. There's also weblinks and a behind the scenes featurette.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts nearly a half hour and is presented in anamorphic widescreen (which is a bit odd since the main feature wasn't). After a few clips around the set with things going wrong and Lucy Lee whining, Tera talks about what she was wanting for the movie. Lucy talks about anal sex, working with Tera, and why she deserves to be a superstar before Nikki talks about anal, facials, and being proud to be a TeraVision girl (but apparently not too proud as she isn't any more). The half hour journey to the waterfall is next, with the girls and crew being not the happiest with Spyder or appearing to feel like they should sacrifice for their art like Spyder appears to as they trek through the forest in flip flops and bikinis. Lucy's troubles continue as she loses it slipping in the water and shows that she probably shouldn't be allowed to have sex anywhere other than in soft and fluffy locations. As the girls pose for photos, Tera chats a bit more about TeraVision. There's also plenty of footage of the other scenes being shot, including some which are no doubt coming for Teradise Island 2, but there's never as much drama as during the waterfall shoots. Throughout it all, Spyder Jonez shows himself to be a director who's willing to put in some extra effort for his movies to get things how he wants, while Tera shows just why she's the superstar she is. At the same time, Lucy Lee shows once again why she doesn't seem to be the superstar she thinks she should be. This is a well done behind the scenes featurette that nicely mixes the making of the movie with the personalities of those involved.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, lesbian, rimming (male > female and female > female), anal, ass to mouth, toys, and group
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. Rent this one first or aim low. The sex isn't bad, but it feels like it had more potential or could use a bit more polish. The technical aspects are pretty good, but the movie's held back slightly by a non-anamorphic transfer. There's some nice effort put into the behind the scenes featurette, but there doesn't really seem to be enough extras here to justify a second DVD with the entire release having less than two and a half hours of footage. This isn't a bad release, it just felt like it had more potential than it used here.
Note to TeraVision: Please watch your cover claims better. You have enough going for you with how good your movies have been (as well as the overall DVDs) that you shouldn't need to stretch your cover claims like you did here. Misrepresenting things as you have here will only hurt you in the eyes of many of your customers. Also, if you're going to put out two DVD releases, please make sure you have enough material to justify a two DVD release. This one felt like it should have easily fit on a single DVD, which will leave many people feeling a little shorted.
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