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Tight

MVD Visual // 2011 // 114 Minutes // Unrated
Reviewed by Judge Dawn Hunt // October 19th, 2012

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All Rise...

Judge Dawn Hunt loves the irony of this movie's title.

The Charge

The Story of the World's First All-Girl, Porn Star Rock Band.

The Case

Take four porn stars—Monica Mayhem, Layla Labelle, Tuesday Cross, Alicia Andrews—and throw them together in a rock band. Then follow them documentary-style as they go on their first tour. The girls have 37 days to live and work together, to prove that mastermind and fellow porn star Bree Olsen was right to cast these beauties.

Simply put, Tight is boring. Taking a reality TV series and recutting it as a two hour movie just doesn't work. There are far too many interview segments and not enough raw footage which severely hurts what little narrative thread exists here. The girls' obviously manufactured "problems" are merely placeholders between soft core porn scenes, and it all failed to hold my interest for any length of time. Okay, so the music the girls played was decent, but I didn't connect with anyone or anything else on screen.

Presented in standard definition 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, the visuals are the same type of low level handheld Mini-DV footage used in porn, with grain and unbalanced white levels all screaming for color correction. There are no problems with the Dolby 2.0 Stereo track, but then again there's not a lot outside of the band's gigs to really challenge it.

Though MVD provides an ample amount of bonus features, they felt laborious to get through. Tons of deleted scenes, a photo gallery, some music videos, a couple of behind-the-scenes featurettes, as well as full cuts of performances and some trailers.

Fear not. Tight never forgets just who's in this series, so there are more than enough T&A shots included. But that's about all this experiment has going for it. Difficult for me to recommend a DVD you'll probably watch without the sound.

The Verdict

Guilty.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 73

Perp Profile

Studio: MVD Visual
Video Formats:
• 1.78:1 Anamorphic
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
Subtitles:
• None
Running Time: 114 Minutes
Release Year: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Genres:
• Reality TV
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• Featurettes
• Deleted Scenes
• Photo Gallery
• Trailers

Accomplices

• IMDb








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