Released: Sep 01st, 2003
Director: Nicholas Steele
Company: Adam & Eve Pictures
Distribution Companies: Ultimate
Cast: Velvet Rose, Taylor Rain, Jesse V, Evan Stone, Randy Spears, Olivia Del Rio, Steven St. Croix, Carmen Luvana, Cheyne Collins, Kaylani Lei, Natalia Wood, Brooke Balentine, Dale DaBone, Joey Ray
Critical Rating: Not Yet Rated
Great for couples and with 10 sex scenes a good choice for those who just want hot action.
In this couples movie directed by Nicholas Steele and Kay Stanley, there's no question this couple knows how to create an epic erotic outing shot in HD-TV.
Carmen Luvana stars as a late rancher's daughter who returns home to California and is faced with deciding whether to sell the second biggest ranch in this period piece, which places us smack dab in the middle of 1875.
After spending five years in New York, Carmen's not sure she wants to go back to her roots and she also faces the resentment of the ranch hands who have made her father's dream come true. She's faced with the tough decision of what to do with her life and how to deal with the ranch and the loss of her father which has left her alone in the world, with her mother having passed away sometime before.
Every element of this production comes together from the opening credits, through each and every sex scene. This truly comes off like a real Hollywood movie with hardcore sex in it, a true accomplishment for Nicholas Steele. The quality level of HD-TV will have viewers not in the know assuming they're watching a film and this glossy production probably would have cost hundreds of thousands more had it actually been shot in that format.
Each sex scene stands out. The opening anal romp with Brooke Balentine and Steven St. Croix deserves a pre-nom for Best Anal. Taylor Rain and Evan Stone deliver a memorable anal scene as well. Carmen and Kaylani Lei serve up enticing sappho in their girl/girl encounter.
Olivia Del Rio and Randy Spears throw down a sizzling screw with no anal, something we've come to expect from Olivia. This scene doesn't need it to excite and arouse. Kaylani and Cheyne Collins contribute a killer mingling with a series of hot positions delivered in extreme close up.
There's a hoedown taking place smack dab in the middle of the movie and while we're certain that Evan and Carmen will come together as lovers, since he did have a special fondness for her dad and seems to know what she needs, it proves thoroughly enjoyable to watch the cast cavort with great photography and even better soundtrack music.
Julian and Jesse V prove to be one of the hottest humps of the show, though it's questionable whether he would have actually had as many tattoos as a Maori tribesman. Alas, this is porn, so one forgives such minor moments of anachronism.
Velvet Rose delivers a great cameo and lights up a sex scene with Dale Dabone in a barn. Natalia Wood and Steven St. Croix also shine in a hot sex romp by a creek while the finale with Carmen and Evan is certainly worthy of a pre-nom for Best Sex Scene.
Set against an incredible scenic backdrop, this is truly a high water mark for director Nicholas Steele. His passion is palpable and the sex scenes stand out on their own, adding up to 10 encounters (plus a bonus masturbation and another encounter with Olivia Del Rio and Steven St. Croix on the DVD) that all move the story along and are perfect examples of sex that makes sense in the story and never loses any heat in the process.
Pre-noms: Best Video; Best Director for Nicholas Steele; Best Actor for Evan Stone; Best Supporting Actor for Steven St. Croix; Best Supporting Actress for Brooke Balentine; Best Screenplay; Best Editing; Best Music; Best Packaging; Best Sex Scene for Carmen Luvana and Evan Stone and there's probably more pre-noms to come when other critics view this amazing, one-of-a-kind jewel of a story line porn video.