The Little Details
Running Time: 94 min.
Production Date: 6 / 12 / 2005
Director: Michael Raven
Cast: Avena Lee, Cassie Courtland, Keri Sable, Kimberly Kane, Kirsten Price, Barrett Blade, Chris Evans, Eric Masterson, Evan Stone, and Marcos Leon in sexual roles and Brad Bartram, Eva Angelina, Michael Raven, Penny Swing, Roxanne Hall, Thomas Priest, and many more in non-sex roles
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: I haven't heard a single bad thing about this one, and Raven normally impresses me. I'm really looking forward to this one!
Initial Reaction: It's a very impressive release that's definitely worth checking out!
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting a feature with a sci-fi / horror twist to it.
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting harder sex or more than two positions in a sex scene
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are extremely well done. The audio is clear and well balanced, and I can't say that I noticed a single flaw. The video is just as well done, starting with an anamorphic widescreen transfer. It makes great use of lighting and has just a touch of grain that pops up here and there to help with the moods.
Music: The music, which can be heard on it's own dedicated audio track and which is done by Michael Raven and Billy Missile, is normally very low. It comes up here and there to help with the plot sequences, but when it comes to the sex it always rests very quietly in the background.
Menus: The main menu is nicely done with some very good animation and clips from the movie to lead into it and give a great first impression. The chapter menu, as usual, is fairly generic and just lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a scene number while keeping with the feel of the overall DVD. Although I'd like to see more than just a clip and scene number in the chapter menu, The Visitors easily has the best menus I've seen on a DVD this year.
The FeatureDesert City used to be a quiet little city without anything special about it. Then people started seeing a few things in the sky. A few people have disappeared, and some have come back missing time. Kimberly Kane and her younger sister Keri Sable think it might have something to do with the beings they referred to as “The Shadow People” or “The Visitors”, but nobody really knows what's going on and even their friends think they might be a little nuts...
|Scene 1 – Kirsten Price and Barrett Blade|
Brunette Kirsten and Barrett decide to get a little romantic after sipping some suds in the back of a pickup since Barrett actually remembered to bring a little protection this time. She leans over to suck his cock while Barrett continues to take a few pulls off his bottle before climbing up to ride him cowgirl style and show off a great ass. Barrett also spoons her before unloading on her thigh and kissing her.
This is a very nice opening sex scene. There's great chemistry between Kirsten and Barrett and a very realistic feel to the energy. The condom is nicely brought into the scene early on with the dialogue, and gives it another nice touch of reality without getting too real. There's also some nice camera work, but the lighting and audio stood out as much as anything to me. The lighting is very low but lets you see everything just as you should. It does wonders for the mood with the help of the audio balance, which gives some nice night noises along with the slightest touch of music. This is a scene that's very nicely done sexually and amazingly well done technically.
|Scene 2 – Avena Lee and Eric Masterson|
City fuck Avena isn't happy about everybody going out to party in the woods, and less happy when everybody takes off in couples “for a walk”. She sticks with Eric and when they find an old train car decides that she really needs to get laid and throws herself at Eric. They kiss passionately as he slides a hand under her shirt to play with her great titties before moving in to suck them. Eric lets her suck his fingers before reaching down to play with her pussy, and then lets Avena suck his cock. He repays her with a little tongue and finger action before they fight with the condom wrapper and he fucks her doggie style. Avena lets him take her missionary style next before Eric pops on her stomach.
This is another nicely done scene. It has a very nice fucking for fun feeling to it with some nice chemistry between Eric and Avena. I really like how they work the condom into the scene once again as well as how the oral sex isn't limited to just Eric receiving. The scene moves along nicely as well, and I think my only complaint is that it didn't last longer to get more than two positions into it. This is another hot scene.
|Scene 3 – Cassie Courtland and Marcos Leon|
While everybody else sleeps, blonde Cassie gets it on with dark haired Marcos by the fire next. She strokes his cock as they kiss before leaning over to start sucking it. She mixes in a little kissing for his chest while she strokes him before finally letting him pop on her face.
This is a pretty good scene. Cassie's cute, and does a nice job sucking and stroking Marcos. I'm not a big fan of blowjobs, but this one's short and sweet, and works nicely.
|Scene 4 – Keri Sable and Chris Evans|
After a little fight by the trucks, Chris and Keri start kissing as they sit on the tailgate. He helps her slide off her jeans so he can tongue her twat before letting her up to suck his cock. Christ starts fucking Keri's pussy from behind before she rolls to her back for him to fuck her ass. Finally Chris pulls out and pops on her cunt.
This is a pretty good scene. There's nice chemistry between Chris and Keri and I like how they both get a little oral time in. Not surprisingly Keri puts out the ass extremely well, but once again the scene fell just a little short due to being one position for each hole and done. Another position and a couple more minutes would have made this a much better scene, especially with Keri being one of the two main characters in the movie.
|Scene 5 – Kimberly Kane and Evan Stone|
When Evan comes home early from his job to surprise Kimberly, they decide to celebrate with sex. They kiss passionately as he lays her back on the bed, and Evan plays with her pussy a little as well before moving down to tongue it. Kimberly helps Evan strip down and has him lie back so she can kiss him while dry humping his leg before kissing her way around his chest and giving his nipples plenty of attention. She continues south to suck his cock before sliding the rubber on with her mouth and following it up with her pussy cowgirl style. Evan also gives it to her missionary style before popping on her face and she vigorously rubs her clit.
This is another pretty hot scene. Kimberly and Evan have great chemistry, and I love how she gives his nipples a bit of attention. Once again being limited to two positions holds the scene back a bit and I really wish there would have been a third. Granted, I love how they take plenty of time for foreplay and oral sex, but the fucking seems like it's over almost as quickly as it began. This is another scene that had great potential and just didn't seem to make full use of it.
|Scene 6 – Kimberly Kane|
Finally, Kimberly lies back and gets fucked by a lighted sex object. She lies back to get fucked and never does anything herself. This is a scene that's more about plot than sex, and does well with it.
The Visitors is a very well done adult feature. There's some fantastic acting from the cast, and the sex has nice chemistry. It has some limitations, which I'll get into later, but there's no denying that this is one of the best adult movies of the year. It has a great fifties style space alien – horror movie feel going for it that works extremely well, and Raven works in some nice UFO touches such as the missing time. The movie is dark and the aliens are left almost completely unseen, which adds plenty of tension to the movie while also reducing the cheese factor that so often appears due to budget considerations on adult movies. I wasn't expecting the horror vibe as much as it was here, but it's a nice surprise with how well Raven channels it and works around the dark locations. The cinematography here is easily some of the best I've seen in any Wicked release, and the plot is strong enough that it could easily work as a Twilight Zone type episode if the sex were taken out. The sex fits into the story pretty well and doesn't feel as forced in as it does in many adult films, but it also feels a little limited due to only having two positions in each scene. The Visitors is easily the best work I've seen from Michael Raven since he moved over to Wicked.
If there's a problem with The Visitors, it's that it so often left me wanting more. At just over an hour and a half, it seems like it shouldn't be that difficult to take the time to expand things out a bit more. Yes, the sex was good, but having only two positions in each scene quickly got old and made the scenes seem a bit short. Another five minutes on each scene still would have left the movie under two hours. I also found myself wanting more of the plot, and would have loved another fifteen minutes or half hour for Thomas Priest to investigate the disappearances a little more as he seemed to have a second sight that was an interesting plot thread that quickly turned to nothing. It would have also allowed some of the other scenes to be fattened up slightly and to break up the sex scenes in the woods a little more. An hour and a half just seemed to short for a movie like this.
In the end, I can't help but be impressed by The Visitors. It channels the fifties space alien horror movies very well, and brings in some nicely done sex as well. There's a kind of minimalist feel to the movie that works well for it in many ways, but at the same time it feels a little short and I think would have really benefited from at least another half hour. I've heard that Wicked is working on a sequel, and after watching this I'm more than looking forward to it. The Visitors might feel a little short, but it's still a darn good adult film that deserves to be checked out.
The Extra StuffThe first DVD is devoted almost entirely to the movie, and contains very few extras. To start with, you can choose between the standard soundtrack, a music only soundtrack, and a dialogue only soundtrack. There's also a commentary track featuring Michael Raven, Kimberly Kane, Kirsten Price, and Avena Lee. The commentary has a bit of dead air, but for the most part is quite nicely done. The group has a lot of fun watching the movie, and chat about the action in the movie, what they like and dislike, and some of the making of the movie. There's also a bit of masturbation mixed in and some good natured ribbing between them. This is a nice commentary track, and I'm thrilled to see Wicked bringing in more of the cast for it rather than just the director and one of their contract stars.
The second DVD is devoted entirely to extras. Wicked really pulls out the stops here as well, and breaks out of their usual extras mode to present the extras here. The disc is broke down by Classified Recon, Analysis Database, Auxillary Stimulus, and Intelligence Report. The only complaint I can have in general about the second DVD is that although the menus are done in anamorphic widescreen, the extras are almost all presented in the full frame format and non-anamorphic widescreen.
Starting things out is the Classified Recon section, which is devoted to behind the scenes extras. Here you get several behind the scenes featurettes and an interview with Michael Raven.
Incident at Desert City lasts about twenty four minutes. This one's a bit more straightforward than some of Wicked's other behind the scenes featurettes. It works a few quick interview with the stars in with the scenes being shot and the cast rehearsing and working with Michael Raven. The interviews are definitely the minor part, and with Red Ezra around I can't help but be a slightly disappointed due to the great behind the scenes interviews he's done for Wicked in the past. Of course, back then he didn't have to deal with a slave driver like Michael Raven...
FX – Above Top Secret lasts about two minutes. Raven talks about how the special effects were worked in the movie, showing it bit by bit. You get to see how it was done for Barret and Kirsten's abduction, the shooting star behind Kimberly as she has a smoke, and the alien morph. There's also a few abduction shots. This is a nice behind the scenes featurette that's simple but adds nicely to the overall package.
Reconnaissance lasts about five minutes. Art Director (among other things) Thomas Priest narrates as they drive around looking for sites to shoot the movie. Raven and Priest talk about what they like about some of the locations, and there's even a few shots from the movie mixed in to show how the locations ended up. This is a very nice featurette that's surprisingly interesting and ended up as one of my favorite extras on the DVD.
Eyewitness Sketches lasts about a minute and a quarter. This is mostly a photo gallery showing many of the designs for the aliens and some of the sequences before they were finally settled on. This is a pretty cool extra.
Subject: Michael Raven – Interrogation lasts about eight minutes. Raven talks from the shadows about the inspiration for the movie and the challenges shooting it. He also talks about the cast, changing the ending, and some of the special effects. He even talks about the probing scene, Mark Nicholson, and seeing the serious Evan Stone. It's a very nice interview that's helped out even more by a great style. The style of the interview fits most of the movie and the entire style of the DVD, and made the interview far better than it would have been if it were done in the standard style.
Analysis Database is devoted to extra sex and sex-related extras. The Visitors: Women of Desert City, which is a photo shoot featurette lasting about five minutes and nicely identifies Keri, Kimberly, Kirsten, Avena, and Cassie as they pose for their stills. There's also a featurette on Kirsten's body molding and a couple bonus scenes.
Sexual Surveillance lasts about fifteen minutes and is presented in the full frame format. This is basically a cross between behind the scenes and cut footage, as it shows the scenes being shot. There's a little music added in, but you also get to see and hear the crew as they work their way around. If you'd like to know a little about what things are like shooting the sex or want more sex from the stars, this is a very good segment to check out. It also nicely includes most of the scenes from the movie.
Area 69 Tricia with Kirsten Price has you answer trivia questions about the movie to get to a deleted scene of Kirsten's abduction aftermath from the movie. Unlike common thoughts on alien abductions, Kirsten doesn't get probed and instead gets to suck cock. It's shot from the side and POV perspectives and Kirsten gives some very nice eyes and smiles as she sucks it. She also does a great job with the facial and finishes it up with a great smile. This is a simple blowjob scene, but it makes a nice extra.
Kirsten Price's body molding lasts about six and a half minutes. She starts to strip down and talks about how she has a little tan line from shaving before seeming a little confused at having to fluff herself. The camera wanders around to capture Kirsten's body pretty well and also captures plenty of her smiles and playfulness. This is a nice little featurette.
|Bonus Scene 1 – Kimberly Kane and Eric Masterson|
The first bonus scene comes from All About Keri. Eric picks up a mostly naked Kimberly and takes her to the bed where he kisses his way around her and lets her stroke his cock. She has him back up so she can move around and suck his cock before lying back for him to fuck her missionary style. Eric moves around to spoon her a bit before lying back himself so Kimberly can kiss her way around his chest and ride him cowgirl style. She even tries kicking things up a notch blindfolding and gagging herself with her bra and lets Eric massage her asshole as she rides him. She lets him know that he can't fuck her ass but he can cum on her face, and after he fucks her a little longer he does just that. He pops in and around Kimberly's mouth with a nice average pop, and lets her sit it back out so it can flow down and into her eye.
This is a very nice scene. There's a very soft and loving feeling to the scene, and it worked very well for me. It moves along at a nice pace, and although it's a bit short at under ten minutes, it doesn't seem hacked apart and held back like so many other scenes of this length. Although Wicked can often annoy me with not just their mandatory condom usage, but they're completely obvious condom usage, it's handled very well here and you can barely tell Eric's got his sword sheathed throughout the scene. The only real complaint I can have about this scene is that although the scene was shot in HD and much of the DVD is presented in anamorphic widescreen, the scene is limited to non-anamorphic widescreen. This is a simple and short scene, but it's done quite nicely.
|Bonus Scene 2 – Kirsten Price and Keri Sable|
The second bonus scene comes from But I'm With the Band. Kirsten starts things out sitting on a toilet tonguing brunette Keri's twat as she gives her a leg up. She stands up and lets Keri work her over with her tongue and fingers as she plays with her own tits before heading to her purse to grab a purple dildo that she puts right to work on Keri from behind. One doesn't seem like enough for Keri, so Kirsten brings out a second dildo to fuck both her holes at the same time. Finally the girls suck one of the toys clean and the camera fades out.
This is a pretty good scene. Keri is a girl who seems to have done a lot more for everybody else than she did for me, but that's okay. She and Kirsten both look pretty good as slutted up groupies and give the scene a fun feeling here. There's decent chemistry between them, but Kirsten really drives the scene. I love her little smile as Keri questions her having dildos in her purse, and was actually the high point of the scene for me. This is a decent girl on girl scene.
Auxillary Stimulus contains deleted footage and promotional materials. It's broken down into bloopers, deleted footage, a music video, and the assorted Wicked promotional goodies.
Project Errors is the blooper reel, and lasts about three minutes. It's a fairly standard collection of flubbed lines without anybody improvising too much. This is an okay blooper reel and nowhere near as fun as some of Wicked's other blooper reels.
Sector 1 – Recovered Footage lasts about two minutes. This is a collection of cut footage that looks like it would be early in the movie with some alien cloud footage shots and some possible UFO shots. It's an okay extra, and something that seems very good to have been cut from the overall movie.
Deleted Files lasts just over a minute and features a few other abductions as well as a little more reporter footage. Once again, this seems like a pretty good cut.
Propaganda - Musical Stimulus lasts about two and a quarter minutes and is a Michael Raven music video for Take Me Away being performed by Billy Missle featuring Hillary Hightower. This is a pretty good video, but I'm probably a poor judge of that because that last time I watched a music video was when MTV had only stopped playing them for a couple years and VH1 still was playing them.
Extra Wicked Visualizations collects many of the standard Wicked extras. Trailers are included for The Visitors, Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre, Creme Brulee, Rendezvous, Country Style, Hook Ups 10, Curse Eternal, and 3 Wishes. There's also promo material, DVD-ROM material, the Wicked DVD Catalog, and other commercials.
Finally, there's Intelligence Report. Here you'll find the photo galleries and information about the stars. Star stats are included for all five of the ladies who get it on in the movie and give you a little personal information, a Wicked filmography, and a photo of the star. Each of the ladies also gets a photo gallery lasting about two and a quarter minutes and there are also photo galleries for each sex scene lasting between about a minute and three quarters and two and a half minutes. There's also a production gallery lasting about three and a half minutes and a behind the scenes gallery lasting about two and a half minutes. In each gallery you get about six seconds per good looking snapshot or full screen photo.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, interracial, oral, anal, and toys
Raincoat Factor: Medium
Condom Usage: 100%
The Bottom Line:Currently, most of Wicked's DVDs can be found online for between about $15 and $25 with many stores offering them in the $20 range. This one's well worth the money, even at the high end. The movie is very well done and there's some great effort put into both the extras and the technical aspects. This is one of the best Wicked movies and overall releases I've seen in a very long time.
Note to Wicked Pictures: I hope you let the sequel run a little longer than this one!
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