Director Veronica Hart has really outdone herself this time, but look who she had to work with: Ashlyn Gere, returning to porn after a two year hiatus; Ginger Lynn, who has a brief but (considering the sex scene) pivotal role; Kylie Ireland, who turns in an exceptionally hot performance both sexually and dominatrix-wise, and Nick Manning, essaying a believable caring cop character. We won't give away the twisty plot, except to say that XXX rarely delivers a story this multi-layered and enthralling.
As for the DVD itself, it's loaded with just about all the features a viewer could want. Multiple angles can be turned on or off, as can the director's commentary (which isn't terribly deep, but still interesting). The feature can be watched as a whole, or just the sex scenes can be accessed. The long behind-the-scenes featurette, while a bit rough technically, is both comprehensive in its coverage and chatty enough (and sexy enough) to be interesting throughout. The chapter menu lets the viewer access, among other things, just the multi angle scenes, or go directly to the pop shot. And of course, there are the bios (with jump-to-scene buttons), the still gallery and trailers for other VCA features.
But wait; there's more: also included is a DVD of Slow Burn, a Gere classic directed by the talented Michael Craig and featuring K.C. Williams, Sharon Kane and the original Rayne. Talk about bang for the buck!