Date of Production: 3/11/2004 (box), 4/1/2004 (credits)
Extra's: The extras consisted of three sets of Behind the Scenes footage (with no time code), a photogallery, a biography for Mari Posa, six trailers, and some spam. The box advertised a bonus scene but none was present on the DVD.
Audio/Video Quality: The picture was presented in the standard 1.33:1 ratio full frame color, as originally shot by Seymore Butts. The same problems found on all his movies were found here too, lots of grain, seat of the pants camera operation, and video noise. The goal of one of his movies has nothing to do with technical expertise so much as the fun factor that he addresses. In that sense, his works are often quite well done, no matter what problems the picture of audio have. The audio was presented in the usual stereo English but the levels varied a lot and the dynamic range was limited as always.
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Body of Review: Those who have watched porn for any length of time know that only a handful of names come up when anal sex is discussed; Stagliano being the top of the food chain and Seymore Butts as his original heir apparent (until better directors took the title by force of will, not to mention better talent). Since Seymore's early successes, the competition has grown fierce in the gonzo field, with most directors imitating one another to cause a blending of styles. Once a leader in the field, Seymore is now something of an also-ran since so many of these competitors have stolen his thunder; offering harder forms of sex and more fuck for the buck. In recent months, Seymore has tried to translate his brand of porn into something of a crossover hit in the form of a Showtime series, Family Business. I've never seen the show so I can't speak to it's quality but I have noticed that the harder antics Seymore used to show have softened, making me wonder what has happened to the old guy. Even in his latest movie, Uranus Or Bust, a flick with such stars as the magnificent Katja Kassin and the hardcore Roxy Giselle, the charm used by the once powerful director has started to weaken. It wasn't a bad movie but still a pale shadow of his former glory. Here's a breakdown of the scenes by cast, noting that no condoms were used:
Scene One: Mari, an average looking gal with a few extra pounds of baby fat, and old man Herschel, had a scene on the kitchen table after he unsuccessfully attempted to fix her underwear. He started off by going down on her and she tried to convince the audience that she was getting off. She then blew him, showing that her skills are still improving. He then took her from behind, with her working her ass up and down on his lap, before a couple of other positions. It ended with some PTM and a facial but no anal.
Scene Two: Katja, the super hotty taking the porn world by storm, and Haley, had a scene with Jay in a bed. Seymore walked in on them as Jay was planking Haley's pussy and Katja provided close support, sucking him clean afterwards. Katja then let him take her anally as she went down on young Haley, although he took her slowly at first. Katja then did ATM before Haley got some anal hammering and the two gals alternated places several more times until he popped on both of their mouths.
Scene Three: Roxy, the hotty that looks a lot like Katsumi, initially let Herschel take her from behind on the balcony but Seymore spoiled their fun by making them go inside. She was an aggressive fuck, going at it non-stop with lots of energy and heat. After lots of pussy screwing, she took it in her tight ass, making sure to do some ATM as the scene went on. Fans of gagging action will like that she did that as well. In the end, he popped his load into her ass, in an anal creampie, and sucked him clean as expected.
Scene Four: Jayna, a spunky little brunette, and Kurt, had a scene on a chair that involved lots of oral and misuse of beverages. He started off the fun by going down on her and she sucked him off as well as rimmed him. They continued to get one another off until Carly joined them on the floor. She could suck a mean dick and Kurt's sure had a temper that day. They orally satisfied him (front and back) and he returned the favor, eventually screwing them in each hole. After more ATM action, he blew his nuts on her face, ending the movie.
Summary: If you're looking for a kinder, gentler Seymore Butts movie, this will likely fit the bill for you. It had some shining moments, most of them with Katja or Roxy, but the rest of the show fell flatter than expected. The technical values were as challenged as ever and the promised extras not present (nor did the movie contain "98.2% anal" by any stretch of the imagination). I'm going to rate this one as a Rent It but fans may think this one wasn't as tame as I did, I'm probably just expecting Seymore to remain on the cutting edge of porn, something he didn't do this time.
Note: You can see recent candid shots of several of these performers by visiting: My Photo's and read about their antics at 2004 AEE Show.
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