The best of the films directed by the great Adult actress Veronica Hart, "Taken" precedes the Liam Neeson hit series by seven years and is a fine movie in its own right.
Shot on film by major label VCA Pictures, it is a romantic thriller with a predictable but still quite effective twist ending. Ginger Lynn portrays an unsatisfied wife, clearly neglected by her husband Herschel Savage, who we quickly find out is both unfaithful to her and a criminal.
But the actual story takes hold when Evan Stone gets lost driving and as Ginger tries to help him with directions, he chloroforms her and a kidnapping is underway.
The rest of the film is sort of a case of Stockholm Syndrome on steroids, as feisty Ginger stands up to her captor's sleazy charm and endless mind games, but in an idyllic setting of his mansion and beautiful grounds gradually falls in love with him. Rebecca Lord is perfectly cast as Stone's sexy and loyal French maid, and I almost gave up waiting for her to get down, when in the final reel she finally has lesbian sex with Ginger. Also in the cast is Alexandra Silk in a character role as Savage's shrink, who surprisingly gets down and dirty with him on her proverbial office couch.
The movie runs overlong, likely because it is so like a mainstream film that one suspects a softcore version was prepared for Pay-Cable showings, as there is considerable NonSex story material to work with. Extraneous sex scenes involve Ginger's BFF played by busty Adajja, who has sex with the pool boy (never leave a porn cliche unturned) and an erotic dream with masked orgy participants including Kelsey Heart, Lex Steele, Randy Spears and even Silk in a dual role -the masks helps.
Most unusual aspect here or gimmick is that Ginger wears very little makeup and normal looking eyelashes for the first few reels but once she has been kidnapped is in full war paint including industrial strength porn eyelashes - something of a hint for the attentive viewer as to what's really up here.