Date of Production: 2/17/2004, 2/23/2004, 2/24/2004
Extra's: The first extra was an 11.5 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by Brother Love. It had some interviews, some sex, and some goofing off; all of which added some value for me. Most of you are going to love the bonus scene from Craving Big Cocks 1 (Bobbi Eden looked great taking on two guys) the most since it was a full scene and lasted 24+ minutes. There were some trailers, a photogallery, and a double-sided DVD cover too round out the extras.
Audio/Video Quality: The picture was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color, as originally shot. Like a number of recent Digital Sin releases, it had a soft focus most of the time and the picture looked almost like film (which doesn't usually look good on a low budget). It wasn't terrible but I prefer the crystal clarity of video (digital or otherwise) and fans of Digital Sin's My Plaything series know how good the company can make a picture look. There was some grain and a bit of video noise but few compression artifacts, with the lighting part of the problem. The audio was presented in the usual stereo English but it didn't have much separation or dynamic range to speak of. It often had a slightly hollow tone to it but nothing that you'd notice unless you watch too much porn (like I do).
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Body of Review: Axel Braun has been one of the up and comers of the porn world, mostly shooting movies for Elegant Angel (I'm told Compulsion and Seduction were really hot). In his latest release, this time for Digital Sin, Anal Retentive, the director gets an all-star cast of anal queens and puts them through their paces with a host of the usual porn studs. Just looking at the cast list made me drool with anticipation since I've seen most of them give awesome performances on a number of cases, usually doing anal like seasoned champions. The gals all did a great job in their scenes here too and if you'd like to know what took place, read the following breakdown of the scenes by cast:
Scene One: Ashley Long, the leggy blond anal queen with a lean body, sweet ass, and hot blue eyes, teased the camera by showing herself off and spanking herself as she masturbated. I don't know about the rest of you but it started working for me really fast and I'm sure Mr. Pete, liked watching it too. He had her blow him while he relaxed in a chair, listening to her dirty talk as he power-fucked her mouth. He then took her from behind, hammering her pussy as he fingered her ass (and made her taste the finger). He then boned her anally and made her do some more ATM, gagging her with some deep throat action between positions. He splooged on her face and a mirror, making her lick the mirror clean afterwards. I really think she looked better here than I've seen her in a long time and she brought a lot of energy and chemistry to the scene.
Scene Two: Katja, the redheaded hotty from Germany that could arguably be said to have the best ass in porn these days, Ashley Blue, the very popular youthful performer, and studly Mark, had the next scene. Katja took charge of blowing him at first while Ashley stripped her. She joined in on giving oral to Mark as well, doing the gagging routine, and sharing his member with her co-worker. Katja did some toe sucking but Ashley took first meat in her pussy as he drilled her hard yet Katja tasted her while it happened. Katja did the first anal of the scene, easily handling Mark's large cock as Ashley played with them both. There was a lot of ATM going on and Ashley got her share of anal too. It ended when the gals both jerked him off and licked up the remains. This scene had a lot of energy as well as chemistry too, making it a winner!
Scene Three: Jamie, a cute blonde that looked much better here than in a couple other scenes I've watched lately, partnered up with Mr. Pete, on a couch in a living room. She gave a sloppy blowjob that he seemed to love and he didn't wait to bone her ass since she begged for it. She did ATM and enjoyed things a bit rough, including spanking, as well as really hard anal boning. She seemed non-stop in attacking his penis with her ass and mouth, trying to prove her mettle against the other anal queens of the show. That she showed enough initiative to rim him as interesting and I think she placed well in her efforts.
Scene Four: Taylor, the lean brunette that has combined beauty and the fake innocence of youth, teased the camera in front of the fireplace as Dick watched. She masturbated by sticking most of her hand up her ass and then gave Dick a short blowjob. He reciprocated by boning her ass, with her asking for more and breathing heavily, something that worked quite well. He finished up by dropping a load into her mouth, swallowing some of it before Claudio entered the room to take over from him (to Taylor's delight). Claudio is substantially more skilled sexually and she responded well in moments to his rougher advances. He slammed it in her harder than Dick and then let her do the oral charm she did so well before going to more anal and a sloppy finish on her face. She swallowed the spew at the end, laughing in her girlish way.
Scene Five: Haley, a young brunette with a nicely shaped ass, woke up Claudio by rubbing her box on his ass. This worked quickly as he then stripped to allow her full access to orally inhaling his penis. She's fairly new to the jizz bizz but seemed orally talented, not that it mattered much since he was plugging away at her pussy and ass in no time. Her energy levels weren't as high as most of the other gals but she still put on a good show. She also did ATM and took a face full of goo at the end.
Summary: I'm going to mostly overlook the technical deficiencies and give this one a rating of Highly Recommended due to the heat and energy of the great cast as well as how closely it follows the premise of the show and had solid extras. I'm curious as to how Axel will top this one since it was purported to be the first in a series but aside from searching out some more top notch talent to work in volume two, perhaps he'll work on getting the picture and audio better. If you like anal sex with a bunch of hotties, you'll want to search this one out.
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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