Released: Jul 01st, 1999
Running Time: 105
Director: Chi Chi LaRue
Company: VCA Platinum
Cast: John Strong, Cassandra Knight, Evan Stone, Nikki Taylor, Liza Harper, Chris Marks, Randy Spears, Dee (I), Tina Tyler, Rod Fontana, Anthony Stone, Richard Magnum, Wynona Winter, Julie Ashton, Brick Majors, Leo (I), Vicca, Sharon Kane
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Push to those who like a taste of kink thrown in with their hardcore.
A hardcore vid awash in the trappings of light fetish, the appropriately titled and handsomely shot Black Boots is one horny tape that just misses igniting into a full-on raging boil.
Its negligible storyline has Juli Ashton playing a bored shoe store clerk who, after getting harassed by her dirty-old-man of a boss, finds new employment as a bootblack at a leather bar complete with back room dungeon.
That's where all the action takes place most of it featuring performers garbed in generic, but hot nonetheless, kink couture.
Highlights include a nasty, domineering bitch in a leather swing directing some muscle boy how to pleasure her pussy, French anal queen Liza Harper proving that she's also one of the biz's great, voracious cock-suckers (who just loves to aggressively lunge at the thing) and the venerable Sharon Kane reaming Ashton's ass with a glimmering silver vibrator.
Indeed, each of the tape's half-dozen sex scenes are infused with good, steamy energy enhanced by the typical VCA top-flight production values. Nonetheless, they come up a tad short of flat-out scalding status. And while the vid is a star vehicle for Ashton, she's turned in much hotter performances elsewhere.
Points off too for the clichéd hard rock soundtrack and Chi Chi LaRue's at times meandering direction, a style that would have been better served with some tighter editing from Marc Wallice (yes, that Marc Wallice).