Truly a sequel, a rarity in adult entertainment these days, the story of Bodies in Heat picks up four years later. Sharon Kane is sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of detective Herschel Savage, and possibly uncover the real reason why Laura DeSalvo (Annette Haven) has turned to running a whore house under an assumed name. Laura's husband (Eric Edwards) could have met with foul play and Kane uses a hooker cover to get inside haven's brothel.
The video is a perfect combination of story and sex. The action pushes the plot along with every new encounter. Scripting is wonderful and Pachard zeroes in on character development as if it was a 35mm film. Mike Horner's policeman identity is hidden under a horndog-john guise and his work with Kane is humorous, hot and charismatic. Haven's nightmares intrigue the pair and Kane learns that Edwards has faked his death and is blackmailing Annette. The ending is so good, so much a surprise I won't give it up. This is a kind of feature they used to make in the adult film industry. The taste of new talent —Cummings, Morgan, St. Cyr— work up plenty of heat while the pros carry the excellent story along.
Kane and Haven's lesbian encounter is a study. the only downside is that the project screams for 35mm. Still, the budget is obviously triple that of most recent video productions and every penny is there for the eye to see. If you buy or rent only one feature this month, make it Bodies in Heat: The Sequel.