PLEASUREBUSINESSVODAVN AWARDS 2014

Located in: Home > Movies > The Black Room
MOVIE REVIEW

The Black Room

Released: Jul 01st, 2001
Running Time: 73
Director: David Stanley
Company: Vivid Entertainment Group
Cast: Brooklyn Rhodes, Bobby Vitale, Dayton, Dale DaBone, Shelbee Myne, Cassidey, Jason McCain
Critical Rating: AAAA
Genre: Feature

Popular Rating Average:
My Rating:
Please log in to rate. Don't have a free account? Register now!

SYNOPSIS

Couples. People who wandered into the back room on a dare. Get one and set it aside for when Stanley wins an Oscar(r) for Best Screenplay.

Buy DVD Watch Online





REVIEWS

 

Critical Rating: AAAA

This is a great video. Not necessarily a great sex video, but a great video. David Stanley sets a stage with black shadows. At a desk, a goateed authority figure asks people about their lives, particularly involving a character named "Dale," who has done something pretty bad.

Dale has been as much a victim as a sinner: conceived during a post-Halloween party tryst; injured as a child, stopping him from following a music career; passively victimized by girlfriends and buddies alike. He finally snaps and starts killing people, and finally himself - like all the other scenes in this video, shown in comfortable flashback, the interrogator and the interrogatees the only things real now, facing each other in a pool of light surrounded by inky blackness - and then facing the outcome of his actions.

The stylized action deserves to be in a live-TV kinescope from the Golden Age of Television. Stanley uses budget limitations to his advantage, making the black backgrounds work as a positive thing, and setting up the scenes so that by the end, the simple act of offering somebody a cigarette is a terrifying gesture. (If Stanley had been doing this in the '50s, we'd be talking about him now in the same breath as Rod Serling and Paddy Chayefsky. He's that good.) Sex scenes number five.

Pre-noms to Frank Bukkwyd as "the Black Suit" and Eric Masterson as Dale; and direction and screenplay to Stanley.


 

Related Content:

Vivid Entertainment Group
Brooklyn Rhodes
Bobby Vitale
Dayton
Dale DaBone
Shelbee Myne
Cassidey
Jason McCain
David Stanley

Comments

 /
Please log in to comment.
Don't have a free account? Become a member!


By participating you agree to our Privacy Policy & the AVN "Be Kind Policy"
and represent that you are not under the age of 18.





TOP STORIES OF THE DAY
Rebecca More's 'Sex Tour of England' Angers U.K. Politicians
New Sensations Releases 'Tales From The Edge: Boss Fantasies'
There's No Good Porn for Women? Seriously?
Reena Sky Birthday Bash Set for Saturday
Starlet Heather Joy Passes Away


AVN.com