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Black Reign #3

Studio: Mercenary Pictures » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 1/6/05

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Black Reign 3

Mercenary Pictures

Genre: Black Women

Director: Domina X
Note: with the help of Lex himself

Cast: Jada Fire, Frank Gun, Zenza Raggi, Kelly Star, Lexington Steele, Lacy Duvalle, Ice LaFox, Yasmine Milan, Mario Rossi, Jasmine Cashmere, Brian Pumper, Angel Eyes

Length: 133.5 minutes

Date of Production: 3/23/2004

Extra's: The only extras this time were some trailers, a photogallery and a fetish menu.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Black Reign 3 was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color that most porn is shot in. One of the biggest complaints I've had (and have heard about) with Mercenary Picture releases in the past has been relating to the technical qualities of the scenes. The lighting, grain, and other issues usually seem a bit below par much of the time and this detracts from the heat. In Black Reign 3, the lighting issues were less of a problem so the grain was under control and the only thing that bugged me from time to time was the number of compression artifacts. Each scene seemed to have some, no matter what DVD player I used (I even cleaned the disc) but at least they weren't constant. Otherwise, the camera angles were pretty good, the lighting decent, and the visual content well within the acceptable range. The audio was presented in the typical stereo English with no separation and limited dynamic range but the vocals were okay once the sex started (one scene it was way too low to hear properly and a few others were less than optimal). The droning music in between scenes could've gone away and the forced promotional CGI for Mercenary Pictures got old after a few times but that shouldn't bug most of you.

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Body of Review: Some time ago, the world of porn was blessed to have a new style of black man arrive to show the others how it was done. His name was Lexington Steele; the Dark Prince of porn and he was on a mission to satisfy the masses with his lengthy penis and willing attitude. Having made movies for others and finally wanting to break out on his own in order to get a decent deal, Lex founded his own line of porn, Mercenary Pictures, initially working with Red Light District to release some fine interracial porn like Black Reign 1. Well, years later, I'm finally getting to see another volume in the series, Black Reign 3, a worthy title in the Lex library of finer things, as directed by Domina X. If you like seeing some of the curvier black gals in the jizz bizz take on all comers, this will be a DVD you'll need to check out, and here's a breakdown of the scenes by cast and action for those wanting to know more:

Scene One: Jada, the gal sitting down on the front DVD cover wearing the white outfit and "hot sex" necklace, was first up; introducing herself as "goddess fire" as she wore her red PVC outfit, fishnet stockings and brandished a riding crop outside by a fountain. If you like your gals thick, she'll be on your list of hotties as she was built for comfort and not for speed. She moved inside after telling the camera what she liked and the European duo of Frank and Zenza were the guys called on to double team her. She aggressively sucked them off before they took turns hammering away at her pussy and ass. It culminated in a double penetration and the usual pop shots but I thought she did a decent job of milking their nuts.

Scene Two: Kelly, another curvy gal but this time wearing a black body stocking that accentuated her thick body, teased the camera on the stairs as she walked along. While her face wasn't exactly pretty, I'd be misleading you if I said most men would care with an ass like hers going for her. Lex was her partner here and she bent over the couch to give him a good look at what she had to offer him; with him oiling her up to prepare her for the coming action. She took as much of him in her mouth as she was able to warm him up, spending ample time sucking his nuts as well. She was as energetic as anyone I've seen riding him in both her pussy and her ass so her implant scars and face weren't as big a factor here. While she could stand to get a membership to a gym to tone up, I didn't notice Lex minding one bit as he tore into her and her vocals were pretty hot too.

Scene Three: Lacy and Ice were easily the most attractive gals in the movie (at least they had the prettiest faces) and their exotic looks weren't lost on lucky Zenza as he took over from their initial lesbian action. Their black lingerie wasn't as outlandish as the others but they had some good moves all their own as they double teamed his dick orally to prepare him for the sex. They didn't do anal but they did manage to impress upon me their sexual skill and the cum swapping at the end was a nice change of pace form the ruthless attitude some of the other gals had. It was a fun, if short, scene with enough to suggest watching more than once.

Scene Four: Yasmine, a very light skinned black gal with all natural breasts and a hot body, was up next as she teased the camera throughout the house in her stockings and garters. I liked her look a lot too and apparently, so did Mario as he took advantage of a chance to get a point of view blowjob from her before Lex took over for him. She wasn't the most active gal in bed and her skills were limited but that added a freshness to the action as she took most of Lex inside her tight pussy. It ended with the facial and her doing some PTM to Lex's delight. She looked to be someone I want to see more of; a lot more of, in the future.

Scene Five: Jasmine, a tough talking gal with reddish hair and a fishnet body stocking over her ample curves as well as a leather corset, was up next. She appeared to be dominating as she smacked her own ass with a paddle before getting out some large black sex toys to get her ready for the scene. She liked the taste of her own pussy off the dildo and only a guy like Brian could handle this one. He started off submissively wearing handcuffs but she freed him to handle her needs in no time at all so he repaid her by going down on her. She gave as well as she got here and the two were soon bumping uglies like they were on fire. In all, she did an excellent job here and I only wonder if she had played up the dominatrix factor more would the scene have been even better.

Scene Six: Angel, the gal on the front DVD cover standing up beside Jada, began the final scene wearing a black fishnet outfit and long gloves to showcase her curves for the camera. She spoke as though she were trying to address the audience jerking off (a good thing too) and smoked a cigarette for those of you into that kind of thing. Her partners for the scene were Lex and Mickey, definitely a change of pace compared to the other scenes. The guys took turns orally stimulating her and getting stimulated but she took them easily into her pussy as though it were cavernous in nature. There was no anal and her level of energy wasn't the best but I could see why she was in the movie given her look, her overall skill, and the way the guys responded to her on the couch.

Summary: Black Reign 3 was well worth a rating of Recommended for fans of black women having fun in front of the cameras. The men were all suitably talented too and the production qualities were better than I'm used to from a gonzo interracial flick. One of the biggest things holding back more mainstream (at least in terms of porn mainstream) acceptance of black women in porn has been the lack of attractive gals willing to make such movies. Black Reign 3 seemed to have its share of gals with questionable facial looks but certainly not in terms of their curves and attitude. If the series can live up to this release and others I watched this week, I think Lex will have proven he's sitting on a gold mine. I wish him well in that goal since I think black gals have a lot more to offer the porn world than some companies seem to think (although fewer tattoos, less razor stubble, and more attractive faces wouldn't hurt either).

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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