LOS ANGELES—From the future shock of Euphoria and 2040 to the sensual dream world depicted in The Craving, Brad Armstrong's Wicked Pictures blockbusters deliver beautiful women, spectacular art direction and dark sensual fantasy. Wicked's latest collaboration with the veteran director arrives in stores across the country this week. Entitled Underworld, it is a spectacular sexual odyssey through purgatory and paradise showcasing three-time AVN Best Actress winner Jessica Drake.

Armstrong's 2-disc release examines the aftermath of a robbery gone wrong. Tanya (Drake) drifts into a coma-like state that sends her to an otherworldly purgatory where lost souls go to discover their fate. Along the way she meets a cast of mystical characters who guide her through this nightmarish new world where the laws of "reality" don't apply.

Drake’s odyssey is punctuated by eight sexual encounters featuring such unforgettable characters as the half-machine "Mecca," the haunting, red-robed super-vixen "Scarlet," an ethereal and acrobatic "gauze girl," the sewn-together "Stitch" and more fantastic figures. Drake is in no less than five of these scenes, sharing the screen with Asa Akira, TJ Cummings, Eric Masterson, Capri Cavanni, Steven St. Croix, Asphyxia Noir, Toni Ribas and Derrick Pierce. The cast also features Armstrong, Julia Ann, Presley Hart, Adrianna Luna, Cameron Dee, Tommy Gunn and Xander Corvus.

Drake's star-studded encounters (which include boy/girl, girl/girl, anal, DP and more) find their peak in a climatic meeting with Death (Pierce). Will she be able to beg or barter for her life? Will she reach her journey's end and live to tell the tale?

Director Armstrong calls this cinematic journey (and the questions it poses) “one of the most challenging films I've ever undertaken, bar none."

He's also quick to point out that the combined efforts of his star, cast and crew are big reasons for his enthusiasm. "The always amazing Jessica Drake and a dynamic collection of today's most talented performers came together to create an erotic world like no other,” he said. “A great script, fantastic costumes, amazing locations and non-stop sex make it a stunning visual adventure.”

Armstrong's sentiments are already being echoed in this blockbuster's early reviews, with AIP Daily giving it a perfect five star rave, dubbing it "a must-see" that's destined to "clean up come awards season!"

DVD elements in addition to embossed gatefold packaging, 5.1 Dolby surround-sound and a bonus sex scene, include the following special features: Creating the Characters of Underworld— Journey Into the Underworld — Meet the Women of Underworld— Sex in the Underworld — photo gallery and trailer.

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