PREDATOR II: THE RETURN
Directed and written by Stromy Daniels
Cinematography by Francios Clousot and Michael Raven
Cast: Stormy Daniels, Adrianna Nicole, Alektra Blue, Aline, Gianna Lynn, Holly West, Kelly Wells, Lexi Amour, Memphis Monore, Nikita Denise, Penny Flame, Roxy DeVille, and Sammie Rhodes
2008/109 Mins/Color/Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
1.85:1 anamorphic/English/US/NTSC Region 0
Review from Wicked Pictures DVD
A group of girls are told that to join a sorority they have to go to a scary, old circus sideshow. The thing is that said sideshow is run by a beautiful, insane woman known as the Predator (Stormy Daniels). She sets off to kidnap and keep every single beautiful girl that comes in. She does this, not to kill them, but instead to fuck and keep them as her own sexual prisoners. Is this the greatest plot in the history of the genre or what?!
First and foremost, as you probably tell by my plot synopsis, this movie is not the sci-fi action horror movie starring Danny Glover. Instead, this is a sequel to Stormy’s own adult film, last year’s THE PREDATOR. Even, if you, like me, haven’t seen that movie, I can assure that you can still greatly enjoy this mix of creepiness and hardcore porn.
Stormy worked on the film as star, writer, and director. And let me tell you, she is one of the most talented directors in the adult business today, aside from being strikingly gorgeous. The movie is beautifully and stylishly shot. In fact, it might well be the best looking adult film that I have ever seen. There is some cool use of split screen and purposely grainy shots in a few scenes. And, while the editing is also great, neither that nor the style of the film, ever come into infringe upon the erotic content of the film.
The movie also features a very cool soundtrack. It is alternately weird, creepy, and rocking. All of which fit perfectly into the theme and feel of the movie. And, certainly sets it apart from the boring and monotonous music that plagues porno many times.
The movie does achieve creepiness and weirdness but never has any violence in it, aside from a cop getting knocked out with a nightstick. But, hey, most of those Seduction Cinema films don’t either, and much like this one is, those are girl-girl movies too (for the most part they are anyways) which use horror as a plot device to get to the sex. And, trust me, those feel pretty fucking pointless when compared to this movie. As far as erotic content this movie fucking owns.
Hardcore lesbian sex abounds and every scene is winner. The cast is amazing, as it features some of the most beautiful women to ever be featured in any type of film. There is something for everyone here: blonde bombshells (Stormy), an Asian goddess (Gianna Lynn), and girls next door (Penny Flame). My personal fav girl is Gianna Lynn, whom I believe to be one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. Her scene with Stormy and the lovely Memphis Monroe is hot. But the best scene, I think, has two beautiful blondes (Kelly Wells and Adrianne Nicole) that set out to look for Lynn and Monroe’s characters and end up being captured by Stormy, instead. In the end, this is one of the best girl-girl films that I have ever seen.
Wicked brings PREDATOR II: THE RETURN to hunt for girls, and our pants, to DVD in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. The picture quality is gorgeous, with some really nice flesh tones (which is so important in this film!). The sound, in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound kicks major ass and totally makes you wanna pump it.
The disc is packed with extras. They include a pretty cool featurette in “Behind the Scenes: Predator II: The Return”. The first thing I said when this started is, “Goddamn does Nikita Denise look great!” Anyway, there are interviews with all the girls involved. My favorite of which is Gianna Lynn talking about her tattoos and feature dancing. There is lots of nudity (duh!), and the girls all come off as cool, especially Stormy.
There is also a photo gallery that is pretty hot; plus each girl also gets her own, seperate star gallery of individual pics. Stormy, Alektra Blue, Roxy Deville, and Penny Flame all get their “star stats” with info on them, as well as a list of the Wicked movies that they have been in. Finally, there is a promo reel featuring all the beautiful girls that are under contract to Wicked. Pop it into your DVD-ROM and you also get some Wicked promo material.
The disc comes in a keep-case, that is grey colored. The cover is double sided, so you can pick the graphic nudity and sex side or the PG side. The absolutely kick ass DVD menu breaks the film into its six scenes.
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Review by Giovanni Deldio. All Right Reserved. 2008. ©