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XXX Rated

Studio: Python
Category:  Anal , Straight
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astroknight's ratings for XXX Rated:
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XXX Rated overall rating 0 stars
Female Looks XXX Rated Female looks rating 4 stars
Male Looks XXX Rated Male looks rating 3 stars
Sex XXX Rated Sex rating 3 stars
 
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Extras XXX Rated DVD Extras rating 3.5 stars
Audio/Video Quality XXX Rated A/V Quality rating 3 stars
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Reviewed by astroknight  on  6/21/2004

The Little Details

Running Time: 115 min.

Production Date: 2 / 22 / 2003

Director: Corey Jordan

Cast: Alaura Eden, Cindy Crawford, Courtney Devine, Faith Grant, Giselle, Alex Sanders, Brett Rockman, John West, Trevor Zen, and Tyler Durden

The Short Story

Initial Expectations: Iíve had mixed results from Anarchy, but Maximum Hard, which had a similar style to the front cover and the same girls was pretty good. Iím going into this one with some hope.

Initial Reaction: Itís the same movie. Somebody should have their nuts cut off with a rusty bolt cutters and have them fed to them for this!

Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting straightforward boy - girl sex who hasnít already picked up Maximum Hard

Who Should Avoid It: Anybody who already bought Maximum Hard

The Technical Stuff

Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are a bit of a mixed bag. During the sex, the audio is pretty good. Thereís a few background noises during the outdoor scenes and the balance during the interviews was often a bit off. The video is pretty good. Thereís a small amount of pixelation which is barely even noticeable. The lighting is a bit more problematic at times, as thereís a few places where the lighting causes some bleaching, tinting, and a few very noticeable shadows.

Music: Thereís music during the tease portions of the movie, but thatís it. At those points itís the only audio, and does work pretty good for introducing the girl to the camera.

Menus: The menus are pretty simple, and the only thing thatís really different from the Maximum Hard DVD. The main menu has a little animation behind the cover picture, and the chapter menu just lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a scene number.

The Feature

XXX Rated is almost the exact same release as Maximum Hard. Unfortunately, none of those changes are in the movie. Even the opening legal release is for Maximum Hard. The only changes between this release and Maximum Hard are on the cover, in the menus, and in the extras, and none of them are major changes.

The biggest changes between the original release and the rip off release called XXX Rated is on the covers. The back cover is nearly identical. The photos are rearranged and tne photo of Giselle was replaced with a shot of Alaura taking it in the ass missionary style. The word maximum is taken out of the description, and the title is changed with For Hardcore Men being replaced with Exclusive Python Pictures. The front cover is much more deceptive, starting with changing the cover girl from Cindy Crawford to Alaura Eden. It also changes the blurbs. Rather than Casual Sex with Giselle itís now Wet Sex with Giselle. Cindy and Alauraís blurbs are reversed, as well as having Cindy go from Cindy Lets Get Dirrrty! to Cindy Gets down & dirty! and Alaura going from ĒIt Goes Where?Ē Alaura Eden from ass to mouth! down to Alaura Eden from Ass to Mouth. Faithís blurb also changes from Faith Shows the World How she handles a man! to Faith Hot Wet Blonde. Finally, Courtneyís blurb changes from Super Anal Blitz! Courtney loves anal to Anal Action! Courtney loves anal. It even keeps the false claim of being 140 minutes long, but shortens things from Bonus! Exclusive 140 minutes to just Bonus! 140 minutes. Finally, it loses the top line of Sex * Anal * ATM * Cream Pies * Facials * Sluts and replaces it with a simple line of Collectorís Edition Volume 1, which makes me wonder what movie theyíre going to rename and re-release for Volume 2.

The adult industry is frequently knocked for being dishonest, and with companies like Anarchy and Python itís easy to see why. I donít know if these changes were made due to a lawsuit, but I canít see the front cover being changed as it did being a requirement even if there was a lawsuit or the threat of a lawsuit. If the movie had to be changed for this reason, I would have hoped that Anarchy would have given the cover something like a ďNow Lawyer ApprovedĒ stamp to let the customer know that the movie might have been released already. To give them the benefit of the doubt I did a check through the Adult DVD Talk forums to see if there was any kind of a press release about XXX Rated, and couldnít find any mention of this release or even any talk about these movies and copyright infringements.

Perhaps the saddest thing here is the mistrust that Anarchy has earned from me. Most of their movies have some darn good sex, but they bring down every one of their releases with claims that are at the very best misleading and more often blatantly false. Just look at their My Virtual... series. I recently watched six of them which were released over the time period of nearly a year. Every one of them included the blatantly false claim of having multiple angles. I could almost understand making this mistake once, as it could easily be blamed on somebody screwing up. To make that mistake six times over nearly a year makes me wonder why Anarchy doesnít come up with honest claims to put on the cover such as ďIt contains whatever will make you give us your moneyĒ. Thatís just the kind of stamp XXX Rated needs on it, and because of what Iíve seen here I canít say that Iíd shed many tears if Anarchy and Python disappeared into the night.


The Extra Stuff

99% of the extras here are the same as on Maximum Hard. The biggest difference is that trailers are included for sixteen of Anarchyís other releases and thereís a smut by mail commercial rather than DVD credits.

The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff

Themes: Straight, tease, masturbation, anal, ass to mouth, titty fucking, swallowing, and interracial

Raincoat Factor: Very high

Condom Usage: None

The Bottom Line:

Currently, many of Anarchyís DVDs can be found online for between about $10 and $20 with many stores offering them for under $15. This one would be worth it if Anarchy hadnít already released this entire DVD under a different title, namely Maximum Hard. I hope somebody gets fired over this.

Note to Anarchy: I canít help but wonder if you have contests there over who can deceive the people who buy your movies the most.

Extra Note 22June2004: Apparently there was a lawsuit over Maximum Hard which resulted in this title being released and Maximum Hard being recalled. You can read about it here, including a response to the review from Oren at Anarchy / Python. Since Anarchy / Python knew that there were copies of Maximum Hard out there, I think itís more than fair that I leave all my comments stand as is.

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