|Released||Dec 01st, 1999|
|Cast||John Strong, Inari Vachs, Herschel Savage, Danni Sexton, Cheyenne Silver, Temptress, Alexa Rae, Eric Price, Jade Marcella, Anastasia Romanov, Lauren Montgomery|
|Critical Rating||Not Yet Rated|
Remember Strange Days, the Ralph Fiennes action hit of the early '90s? This is Nic Cramer's "homage" to that film, and it's one hell of a job —so good that we hardly missed the failure to include a Kylie Ireland cameo.
Set in a future where the rich get to replay (and re-feel) sex scenes caught on disc by entrepreneur Eric Price, police commissioner Herschel Savage is desperate to cover his sexual tracks, sending hit squad Inari Vachs and Cheyenne Silver to take out his former sex partners. Throw in Alexa Rae as a smooth-voiced radio d.j. (with moves reminiscent of Lynne Thigpen in The Warriors), and Cramer's got one maelstrom of intrigue and hot action.
It's not always easy to tell what's "real," what's fantasy and what's on disc —like Anastasia Romanov's elevator b.j., or Jade Marcella's anal threeway with judge Tyce Buné and defense attorney Chris Cannon, where the babe camps her butt on Tyce's "trigger" (and we love the way she intones, "I'm innocent, Your Honor"); but after a while, we ceased caring about the distinctions.
Customers will probably have to drag out a block of ice to cool off from most of the action here, like Alexa's slow and sensual cowgirl ride atop Herschel Savage, and Lauren Montgomery's jail-cell solo, which leads to a reverse cowgirl ride and horsie action with Eric before she jacks him offs into her mouth.
We could go on and go, but there are seven scenes here —nine if you count the solos that lead into other sexual acts— and not one disappoints. Savage in particular turns in an excellent performance, though there's not really enough of it to qualify for a pre-nom, and director Cramer does such a fine job of setting the mood and telling the story that it gets our pre-nom nod for Best Film.