11 November 2007 | Nodriesrespect
Mystery Dame Sets the Screen Aflame
Towards the end of his career, former porn director Chuck Vincent cranked out a lot of made for cable movies, either comedies or thrillers, but always with a generous helping of T&A. ENRAPTURE certainly beats all those silly Shannon Tweed programmers with its pleasingly dark script and a few surprisingly good acting performances, especially by hardcore doyenne Ona Zee as the duplicitous Chase Webb - love that name! - who gets the ball rolling by seducing her naive young bodyguard, the latter played by a slightly wooden Kevin Thomsen, handsome hero of Vincent's side-splitting CLEO/LEO. That film's star, adult cinema legend Veronica Hart, briefly turns up in the disquieting opening sequence. Just as their affair is getting hot 'n' heavy, Chase turns up dead...or does she? The plot twists and turns all over the place. The simulated sex scenes will leave viewers gasping for air. What more could one possibly ask from this type of fare ? An unusually smart treat from a late great erotic filmmaker who actually cared about the stuff he put out. Dedication such as this is sorely missed in today's often cynically contrived cable fodder market.