Released: Sep 01st, 1995
Running Time: 77
Director: Derrick Lane
Company: Vivid Entertainment Group
Cast: Barbara Doll, Steven St. Croix, Racquel Darrian, Asia Carrera, Felecia, Derrick Lane
Critical Rating: Not Yet Rated
This modest tale of Derrick Lane trying to get over the death of old lover Racquel Darrian, and fine meaning and commitment again with new love Asia Carrera, is a beautifully-filmed and edited vehicle for dreamy sex. The brief snatches of dialogue, mostly between ghost-girl Racquel and Derrick, is so leadenly earnest, it's like someone forcefeeding you lima beans between spoonfuls of ice cream. Everyone here is amazingly sexy; can't they enjoy it?
Racquel is as gorgeous as ever. She opens with a solo, meant to evoke Derrick's fond memories -- and which would evoke a hard-on from Jesse Helms. It gives way to a ghostly threeway girl/girler with spritely spirits Barbara Doll and Felecia -- fair fare.
Ghost lover Steven St. Croix gets the most leisurely and lyrical trip around the sculpted-but-soft Darrian anatomy. A nicely done scene of the genus romantic. And an Asia/Racquel girl/girler melts into a three-way with Derrick. With average sex and at times laughably-flat acting, Cloud 9 is not one of Vivid/Wave's best packages of the year and very marketable (Racquel's first film in over a year). Stock accordingly.