The Little Details
Running Time: approx. 130 min. total footage (includes both angles)
Production Date: 2 / 6 / 2005
Director: Jonathan Sable
Cast: Katsumi, Lee Stone, Kurt Lockwood, Alex Sanders, and more
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Virtual sex DVDs scare me a little, mostly because so very few studios do them well. I want to have hope here, but I just canít muster much.
Initial Reaction: Thereís a few things I donít care for with the style, but itís a respectable first effort.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting virtual Katsumi with plenty of options and none of the frills
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting looping segments
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are pretty well done. The audio is pretty clear and Katsumi comes across very well. The video is almost a little weak. Itís nicely lit, but has a soft feeling to it that Iím not sure if I liked or not. Itís also presented in the non-anamorphic widescreen format. I really like the widescreen format for virtual sex because it gives a lot more room for the controls on the sides, but non-anamorphic seems such a cheap-ass Mal-Wart way of doing things that it always leaves me thinking less of it.
Music: Thereís a little nicely balanced background music in the segment introductions, but thatís it.
Menus: The main menu is nicely done, and works several clips from the movie into a nice introduction.
The FeatureKatsumi has been turning heads for many years. A nice ass, a cute face that suggests an Oriental influence, dark hair with a few red streaks, and nicely natural titties combined with a French accent. Here Acid Rain draws her in to do her first virtual sex release complete with two viewing angles throughout the entire release.
Katsumi gives you plenty of options for sex, including the choice between having her be a good girl or a bad girl. You can watch her play with herself with her fingers or a toy, or sheíll warm you up with a blowjob. Sexually, you can fuck Katsumiís pussy in missionary if sheís a good girl, her ass doggie if sheís a bad girl, or take her ass missionary style or pussy doggie style no matter whether sheís good or bad. If you want her to be a good girl, sheíll also tease you with her tits, pussy, or ass, let you finger her pussy or ass, eat her pussy, or stroke your cock.
For her part, Katsumi does a nice job. She plays to the camera nicely and seems to be into the action quite well. She does a very nice job with the lead-in to each group of segments, and doesnít do too bad a job of making the ďgood girlĒ and ďbad girlĒ moods have their own feeling. She also does a nice job taking each and every cumshot, each of which is a real pop, no matter where they go. Katsumi shows herself to be a nice choice for a virtual release.
Technically, I have a few reservations about Virtual Katsumi, and Iíll admit that many of these complaints are because I donít care for some of the style. When I watch a virtual sex release, I want to be in complete control of the action. When I want the girl to change positions or sex acts, Iíll ďtell herĒ to. I want the action to keep going until I make that decision without interrupting me. Here, each sex act has a set length (they last between about two and five and a half minutes while often lasting in the three minute range) and is pretty much its own mini-scene. The segments start out slow, and move into harder action as the scene goes on. Every one of them also has a pop shot for the guy or an orgasm for Katsumi, and you can tell which is available based on the little selector grid that rests in one of the corners throughout the action. I really donít care for this style of doing things, but here that dislike is tempered a little due to Katsumi doing a very nice job with the intro screens that each segment returns to. You can control where the action goes in each segment due to the controls, which gives you the option of going to the softer, harder, or orgasm part of each segment, which is a nice touch but doesnít really do much for me because the scenes seem so complete. The segments also had the problem of sometimes editing different camera angles together or having editing cuts, which always annoys me in a virtual sex release because I think it hurts the fantasy aspect of it. Although I donít care for the style of the virtual action for Virtual Katsumi, I do have to admit that I think itís handled better here than Iíve seen it handled for other similar releases.
Virtual Katsumi is a virtual sex release that shows some decent potential for Acid Rain and virtual sex. Katsumi does a very nice job sexually, but the technical style is one that I donít particularly care for because the action never loops. On the plus side, the action is nicely captured and the control is simple and doesnít interfere with the action or presentation by pushing in on Katsumi. Virtual Katsumi goes a simpler route for virtual sex, but does so better than most others like it.
The Extra StuffThe photo shoot featurette lasts about a minute and a half. The entire featurette is set to music, and just captures Katsumi posing for her stills. Itís a pretty standard photo shoot featurette, and doesnít have anything really special.
Dress Up With Katsumi lasts about two minutes, and once again only has music for the audio. You get to see Katsumi put on her pink skirt, pink and white bikini top, and white shoes and sway around a little. Itís nice eye candy, but thatís about it.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts almost four minutes. You get to see Katsumi being fed lines, working with the crew to try to make things work better, and dealing with wood problems.
Finally, two photo galleries are included, one for soft photos and one for hard photos. Thereís about sixty soft photos and sixty hard photos. Theyíre all nicely done, and capture plenty of the action in the movie.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, virtual sex, tease, masturbation, toys, anal, and ass to mouth
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, Acid Rainís virtual sex DVDs can be found online for between about $13 and $30, with most stores offering them in the $25 range. If youíre an extreme Katsumi fan, the low end should be a decent price for you, but others will want to rent it first. The virtual aspect is fairly basic, but nicely done. The technical aspects are pretty good, and thereís a little effort put into the extras. This isnít a top of the line virtual sex release, but it is a respectable interactive debut.
Note to Acid Rain: With a few minor tweaks you could have a very nice line on your hands here.
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