The Little Details
Running Time: 91 min.
Production Date: 1 / 18 / 2007
Director: Randy Spears
Cast: Brooke Haven, Carmel Moore, Cassie Young, Marlie Moore, Nicole Sheridan, Sandra Romain, Tory Lane, Alex Sanders, Evan Stone, Johnny Castle, Marco Banderas, Nick Manning, and Van Damage
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: The little I've seen from Penthouse has been a bit hit or miss, but with Randy directing I can't help but have some hope here.
Initial Reaction: It's a bit generic, but it does have some fun moments.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting softer sex with outfits
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting scenes that feel a bit unique
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are nicely done. The audio is clear and well balanced, and I don't think I heard a single background noise. The video is also well done, starting with an anamorphic widescreen transfer. The picture is a little soft and the lighting is often a little low. Sometimes this helps give the scenes a slightly more romantic feel, but other times it interferes with the scenes by throwing in a few too many shadows.
Music: The music is okay. It varies from being nicely balanced with the rest of the audio to being a bit on the loud side. It often has a soft and romantic feel and more often than not, seems overly familiar and if not overly used in other releases, is way too generic. Sometimes that feel works great for the scenes, but other times it fights with the scene, such as it does in Carmel and Nick's scene that feels like it wants to be dirty and a bit rough.
False Advertising: The front and back cover both show a blonde (I think it might be Marlie Moore) in a fireman's outfit (one with just the hat, the other in a wonderful fetishy outfit with a fire extinguisher). The fireman theme is never included in the movie. The back cover also claims the movie features “A full anal army”, while Nicole and Marlie's army scene only has a little soft tongue and finger anal action for Marlie only. Sandra does take it in the ass nicely, but the comment makes it sound like there's an all out anal scene when there isn't. I'm deducting a half point from the overall score because of this.
Menus: The main menu does a decent job working together a few stills with a little animation and clips from the movie. The chapter menu nicely lets you choose a scene based on a very small clip of the scene along with the name of the girl(s) in it.
The FeaturePenthouse's Variations has always been about spicing things up a little. This time things are being spiced up with a bit of dress up and uniform play. The military, cops, and of course nurses are all played with here.
|Scene 1 – Tory Lane and Van Damage|
Van starts out behind a desk in his Naval dress whites when brunette Tory reports and sits down as they discuss some problems she's been having as well as her her potential future in the Navy. When she asks if he's suggesting she sucks her way to the top he lets her know that it's going to take more than just sucking and she gets off the chair and stoops down to take him down her throat a few times while mixing in plenty of stroking, ball licking, and eye contact. The scene cuts directly to Van fucking Tory missionary style and mixing in a little pussy eating as she lies back on his desk with her uniform open to show a sexy white and black corset. She gets up to kiss him before riding him reverse cowgirl style, and they work in a quick sixty-nine before Tory bends over the desk for Van to take her from behind. Finally, Van gives her a small pop on her ass and a few kisses on her back before they set up the time for their next meeting.
This scene really worked well for me. There's great chemistry between Tory and Van, and Tory's eyes and vocals really take the scene up a notch. There's some nice effort put into the production values and the low lighting helped to make the scene a little more erotic rather than just having it be a plain fuck scene with costumes. The cut from cocksucking to fucking was way too noticeable, however, and with the movie only lasting an hour and a half I really wish a couple minutes would have been taken for Tory to do a sexy little strip before laying back on the desk.
|Scene 2 – Cassie Young and Marco Banderas|
While shirtless bayou boy Marco fishes while sitting on a log he's visited by game warden Cassie checking licenses. He doesn't seem to understand, but they come to an understanding when she takes off her hat and starts groping around his crotch. They kiss as her clothes magically open up and fall off, and she works her way into Marco's pants so she can start mouthing his manhood. As the rest of her clothes disappear she lets Marco finger her pussy and lick her ass from behind before turning around to let him munch on her clit. They start fucking standing up with Marco taking Cassie from behind before she rides him in both of the cowgirls and mixes in a little more cocksucking for him. Finally, Cassie gets down and takes a nice facial finish that she appears to partially swallow down.
This is another nicely done scene. The opening is simple but fun, and works to build a little chemistry between Cassie and Marco. The energy is kept at a nicely believable level and the vocals are just as realistic. Once again the scene felt like it could have used a couple extra minutes due to the editing skipping past things like the stripping and some position changes, but there's also some very nicely captured footage. This is a good scene that could have been even better with a few more minutes.
|Scene 3 – Carmel Moore and Nick Manning|
When cop Carmel, who's dark hair is half bleached blonde, goes into her bedroom, Nick is waiting for her in the shadows and lets her know that he has a gun too before instructing her to strip down and get on the bed, with the gunbelt going first. He has her give him a bit of a tease before joining her on the bed. Carmel lets Nick know that it's been fun but next time she gets to choose the game, right after he fucks her like a dirty streetcorner whore. Nick works his mouth around her as she lays back on the bed for him before having her get on the floor to suck his cock. Carmel gets back up on the bed for Nick to fuck her missionary style before they get a little more oral in with Nick talking down to her and getting a hair rough with her. Carmel gets up to ride him reverse cowgirl style before laying back for a little more missionary fucking. Finally she lets Nick pop on her pubes.
This is an okay scene. I really like the darker feel it starts with as well as how it switches to something more playful. Carmel is also darn hot and there's nice chemistry between her and Nick. The problem here is the music, which goes for fairly generic feeling 'couples porn' music that just doesn't fit with the slightly intense feeling that permeates the entire scene. With a little different music this would have been a darn good scene, but the music fights too much with it to let it get that far.
|Scene 4 – Marlie Moore and Nicole Sheridan|
Dirty blondes Nicole and Marlie “borrow” a jeep from the motorpool so they can get a little “don't ask, don't tell” time together. They strip down as they kiss with Nicole taking the lead and going after Marlie's nice little nipples as well as letting Marlie reciprocate on hers. Marlie bends over so Nicole can finger and rub her pussy from behind before dropping to the ground and licking Nicole's pussy as she sits on the edge of the jeep and pours water from her canteen down her stomach. She gets up so Nicole can tongue and play with her holes, and Nicole even uses a dogtag on her pussy. Finally, they finish things up with a little kissing.
This is another scene that didn't work quite as well for me. The girls are both cute, but the action comes off a little generic. Add in the overly done music that's been used in so many other scenes and this scene just couldn't make it past the average mark for me.
|Scene 5 – Brooke Haven and Johnny Castle|
Busty bottle blonde Brooke starts out the penultimate scene as a nurse in a military tent caring for Johnny. After bandaging up his arm their hands roam around each other and Brooke strips down to some simple white lingerie and plays with her pussy while slapping Johnny's hands away. She slides over his face to sixty-nine him before moving up to ride him cowgirl style. Brooke sucks him a little more before letting him take her from behind standing up, and then sucks him to a nice pop on her tongue that she looks to partially swallow down.
This is a pretty hot scene. Once again Brooke looks absolutely fantastic in a nurse's outfit, and as usual she does a nice job fucking and sucking her way through the scene. This scene seemed a little short with the editing cuts standing out once again, and also once again the music just didn't quite seem right. This is a pretty hot scene, but I'll also admit that I love watching Brooke work her magic and others might not enjoy this one quite as much as I did.
|Scene 6 – Sandra Romain, Alex Sanders, and Evan Stone|
While Alex and Evan hang around and in the pool, delivery babe Sandra arrives in her plain brown uniform with a package for them. They quickly get her stripped down to her black bra and panties with Evan's cock in her mouth and Alex's tongue up her ass before she turns around so she can suck Alex's cock while Evan fucks her from behind. Sandra moves over to Alex for a reverse cowgirl ride as Evan cockslaps her and lets her suck his cock before letting Evan fuck her ass from behind. She gets back on Evan for a cowgirl ride before letting Alex join in to DP her, and then gets down to take a nice double facial finish.
This is an above average scene. Of course Sandra looks great and does an amazing job taking two dicks at once. Sadly, with this movie the other “of course” is that the editing cuts out almost every position change so that the scene has a jumpy flow. The camera work also seems much more limited for angles here and often left me not caring too much about the scene. This isn't a bad scene, but it barely makes it past the average level due to the style and how quick the scene feels like it's supposed to last.
Uniform Behavior is a pretty good fuck flick. There's a decent variety to the sex and the uniform theme works well in bringing a little fun into the setups. Tory Lane's scene might be my favorite here, while Marlie Moore and Nicole Sheridan's fell flat feeling just a little too generic and soft. The camera work here is pretty good, but the main thing that holds it back is the music and editing. The music is overly familiar and only seems to match the scene about half of the time. It also seems like it's constantly trying to force the scenes into the soft and romantic mode rather than letting the sex be what the sex is. The editing is a bit jumpy and often cuts out the little things like position changes and the girls stripping down that can give the scene an extra bit of tease and a good flow. The other problem I had with Uniform Behavior is that the uniform scenarios seemed a bit too limited. Half of the scenes are military related while two more are for law enforcement. Mixing in firefighters, like the boxcover shows, teachers, and a few other occupations would have really helped the movie out. Randy's a self professed foot freak, so something like a shoe salesman would have also been nice, especially if the salesman was trying to find the lady just the right pair for her specific occupation. Uniform Behavior has some decent sex, but also feels a little too generic.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for My Best Friend's Mom, Killer Klub Girlz, The Boss, Klub Slutz, Out of Control, and Sub-Urban Sex. The photo gallery lasts just over three and a quarter minutes with about five seconds per good looking snapshot. There's also a bonus scene from Timeless along with a short photo gallery from the movie, a behind the scenes featurette, and weblinks.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts eighteen minutes. Tory starts out posing for stills before talking about Van actually knowing what the different decorations on the uniform mean and what makes a great cocksucker. She and Van also talk a bit about the scene and sex with Randy popping in a little as well as they shoot the scene. Cassie is next, who has a few words with Randy before Marco actually does catch a fish. Nick has a few words about his hips before Carmel has a few words of her own and they shoot the scene with some sound problems that Randy just won't let interfere with the scene. Nicole and Marlie's scene is next, who talk about doing her first hardcore scene and eating pussy on camera. Brooke talks about her fantasies before Randy worships her feet a little. Finally there's a little time with Sandra for a few questions and shooting the scene. This is a pretty good behind the scenes featurette. Voodoo does a nice job behind the camera capturing the movie being shot as well as chatting with the performers and Randy. I also really like that everybody in the movie is included here rather than just having it focus on one or two people. This is a nice addition to the overall DVD.
|Bonus Scene – Riley Shy and Johnny Castle|
In a bonus scene from Timeless, an old letter takes things back to the forties as GI Johnny waits for the bus listening to the radio, remembering his sweetheart Riley, and looking at his pocketwatch. He remembers how she looked as she laid back and ate her pussy only to have her pull up in a pickup moments later, hop out, and throw herself into his arms for a kiss. He can't resist letting his hands wander around her body and up under her dress as they kiss since nobody else is around. Johnny helps her strip down so he can eat her pussy as she sits in the back of the truck before going right to fucking her missionary style with his pants around his ankles. Riley hops down to suck his cock before bending over the back and letting him take her from behind. Finally, Riley drops down to take a nice pop in front of her face and suck out the rest.
This is an okay scene that aims heavily towards the “couples” feel. Riley looks great and she has nice chemistry with Johnny. There's also a nice setup for their action, a nice location with a romantic feel, and plenty of time for the foreplay. At the same time, the scene often seems to drag on and left me feeling that over five minutes could have been cut out of this nearly twenty two minute scene and it would have only made the scene stronger. This is a decent couples scene, but even with the softer focus it felt like it could have been tightened up.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, rimming (male > female and female > female), lesbian, anal, and DP
Raincoat Factor: High
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many Penthouse DVDs can be found online for between about $17 and $25 with several stores offering them for around $20. Aim a little low here. The movie's above average, but the scenes all feel like they have more potential than what's shown here. The technical aspects are pretty good and there's some nice effort put into the extras. This isn't too bad of a scene.
Note to Penthouse: You have a great start here, a little longer movie would be a very nice thing and allow the scenes to have a better flow. Dropping the music a little would also help, and if you're going to get this generic with the music please give the viewer the option to watch the movie without the music like some of your competition does.
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