Released: Apr 01st, 2000
Running Time: 76
Director: Michael Zen
Company: Vivid Entertainment Group
Cast: Derek Bishop, Lucas James, Frank Taylor, Paul Morgan, Ty Lattimore, Tuck Johnson, Peter Wilder, Doug Jeffries
Critical Rating: AAA
Genre: Gay and Bi
Zen fans are loyal, so stock there; or with other Vivid Man product.
What starts out as incredibly promising - a porn version of The Defiant Ones, with escaped prisoners Paul Morgan and Ty Lattimore on the run and chained to each other - descends into a Zen-madness that ultimately ruins what could have been a terrific interracial love story. Had the style been consistent, this version might have worked, but the final scene has Zen pulling out all the stops, throwing in strobe-lighting, toilet lights and exploding (literally) cumshots.
There are some good moments, including Lucas James seducing creepy guard Doug Jeffries so that our heroes can escape, and Derek Bishop choking himself on marshal Tuck Johnson's major boner. But too many of the performers have wood problems and the editor seems to have been asleep at the wheel.
Zen is a fine director, but it seems uncertain exactly what he wanted this video to be.