|Released||Sep 02nd, 2009|
|Running Time||118 Min.|
|DVD Extras||Behind the Scenes, Bonus Scenes, Dolby Digital, Still Gallery(ies), Trailer(s)|
|Cast||Marco Banderas, Anthony Rosano, Stormy Daniels, John West, Tommy Gunn, Sascha, Mick Blue, Tori Black, Aiden Starr, Priya Rai, Shawna Leneé, Asa Akira|
|Critical Rating||AAAA 1/2|
An incredibly well-shot vignette feature, strung together by the tormented delusions of Stormy Daniels, gives director Jonathan Morgan free range to set up all kinds of sleazy and sexy scenarios. Stylish without stunting the eroticism of the scenes, these six vignettes work as individual mini-stories, or as one, packed erotic excursion. It’s an artsy but beautiful concoction from this former AVN Award Best Director.
Stormy is obviously off her meds, as she imagines herself getting ravaged in a medical lab by Sascha. We haven’t seen her this darkly erotic in a long time and her ending three-way with Aiden Starr and Mick Blue is equally stunning. It’s a great sexual performance. As she rubs herself down or writhes in a bathroom stall, she continues providing the connecting tissue between the other sequences.
The always beautiful Tori Black proves her worth in a raunchy scene with Marco Banderas, who does double-duty as he joins John West in a double-pounding of Priya Rai. And Asa Akira is simply a revelation being boned by Tommy Gunn, donning a mask that would make a Mexican wrestler proud.
The art direction, editing and videography all add spice to the proceedings. In a world where most wall-to-wall productions care little for production value, Tormented has the feel of a big-budget production, without wasting the viewer’s time with silly dialogue. A frontrunner for Best Vignette Release of the year.