Running Time: 86 min.
Production Date: 10 / 21 / 1999
Director: Thomas Paine
Cast: Tabitha Stevens, T. J. Hart, Temptress, Taylor Moore, Elle Devyne, Autumn Haze, and Chris Cannon
Initial Expectations: I havenít heard anything about this one but a lot of the cast are normally worth watching.
Initial Reaction: Itís extremely hard to watch unless itís being fast forwarded or the sound is muted.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody who doesnít have volume on their TV
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody who thinks the sounds should match the pictures and anybody who doesnít like Chris Cannon
Audio /Video Quality: Although the picture and audio are clear, I think Helen Keller could synch the audio and video better. You can take this one of two ways, either by her being deaf or dead. It doesnít really matter since the audio is off by about ten seconds. Even Godzilla would be pissed at this!
Music: The music is very typical and ranges from being a little too loud to very nicely balanced.
Menus: The menus are very poor. The main problem with the menus is that the submenus donít allow you a selection to go back to the main menu. Yes, your remote can do this, but it shows very little care about the viewer. The chapter menu lets you choose the scene by a small clip of the scene and by the number.
The Feature: Traces of Love tells of Chris Cannon, a guy who has a lot of women but isnít really happy. Heís married with a kid, but still has plenty of girlfriends and a mistress. When it all falls apart, he sets out to find his old girlfriend and try and make things right.
Autumn Haze and Elle Devyne pick up Chris Cannon in a bar and take him home with them. After watching Autumn a few weeks ago in Gangbang Bitches 31, I was really looking forward to watching her again. Thankfully, she doesnít disappoint here either. While the girls kiss each other and work over each otherís tits, Chris concentrates on their lower half, working on their pussies and asses. The girls return the favor by teaming up to work on Chrisís nipples and cock and balls, with Autumn rarely letting Chrisís cock out of her mouth. It only seems fair then, that Autumn gets Chrisís cock in her pussy first, although Elle gets right down there also to do whatever she can to help before coming up to straddle Autumnís face. Elle finally gets her turn on Chrisís cock, and Autumn takes her place behind Elle so she can warm up Elleís ass with her tongue and fingers. Chris journeys back to Autumnís pussy before taking Elle in the ass. He finishes them off by launching his load onto Elleís face and letting Autumn lick most of it off. It should be a very hot scene, but if you listen to the audio it comes down a long way.
T. J. Hart, who looks absolutely stunning here, has Chris Cannon do her in her parentsí bed. They exchange the obligatory oral offerings before T. J. hops on Chrisís cock. They fuck in a couple more positions, and T. J. has Chris choke her a little as they fuck before he dumps his dick droppings on her stomach. Itís an above average scene, but some of the positions seemed like they went on a little too long.
Chris hires hookers Temptress and Taylor Moore to put on a show for him next. He sits back in his robe on the bed and watches them as they work each other over. Taylor gets her turn first, with Temptress working her over with many fingers and a lot of tongue action before Taylor takes her turn eating at the Y, and also donating a few fingers. The girls finish things off with a double dildo that they let Chris ram between them. Once again, the action looks great, but is held back by the synch problems.
Chris is visited by nurse Tabitha Stevens, who looks as great as ever, next. She starts out showing why sheís known as the ďhead nurseĒ, with Chris playing with her pussy for much of it. He gets his chance to give her pussy and ass his full attention next, which he takes care of with his face and fingers. Tabithaís amazing trash talking starts here, and continues through as Chris fucks her pussy and plays with her ass in several positions. Tabitha demands that he ends things by cumming in her mouth, which he does without a problem. It looks like a great scene, and Tabitha and Chris have great chemistry together. Sadly, this is where the synching really ruins the scene. There are plenty of scenes where the camera is on Tabithaís face, but the audio is nowhere close. Thereís also a dialogue scene at the end where itís normal to see one person talking but hear the other.
Finally, Chris Cannon and T. J. Hart get back together again. T. J. Starts out working him over orally, and also appears to give him a foot job. In a bonehead move, Thomas Paine decided to not really show this but instead just show it happening in the shadows. This is really a shame with the great pair of feet T. J. has. Chris takes his oral turn and goes down on T. J. while playing with her asshole. They fuck in a few positions, but it doesnít feel much different from the earlier scene. Itís all vaginal sex and once again it ends with a pop on the stomach. The biggest difference seems to be that thereís a different bedspread and the lighting isnít as good here. Although it seems like it should be a good emotional scene, I really could care less about it and think itís the worst scene in the movie.
Traces of Love might be the most appropriately titled adult movie Iíve ever seen. It can only be loved by people who fast forward through movies or donít have any sound coming out of their TV, with the rest only finding traces of love for it. Iíd list deaf people in the true lovers here also, but many deaf people can ďfeelĒ music which makes me think this DVD will even drive them nuts. Itís really too bad because thereís some great talent here and they seem to do a pretty good job in the sex scenes, which is very good since the plotís pretty lame. For that reason, many people will find the traces of love for this movie, but wonít be able to truly love it for what it should be.
Extras: Trailers are included for On the Prowl, McKaylaís Navy, and Couch Therapy. The photo gallery lasts just over two minutes with about five seconds per snapshot and looks pretty good. Finally, thereís contact information.
Themes: Straight, group, rimming (female > female, male > female), lesbian, anal, choking, and toys
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Overall: Currently, Traces of Love can be found online for between $10 and $25 with a few stores offering it for under $15. Even at the low end, this one is money down the drain. Thereís some great talent here, and they seem to do a good job, but the audio is so far off from the video that itís extremely hard to watch. Itís also very short on extras.
Note to Dreamland: Please give your DVDs a little more care. Your menus are very poor and the synch problem between the audio and video is inexcusable. DVDs like this give the customer almost no reason to keep checking out your products.
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