Date of Production: 11/1/2004 (box), 12/1/2004 (credits)
Extra's: The best extra was the additional 65 minutes of sex footage with Joselyn Pink and Van Damage doing the nasty. It would have been appropriate to include a picture of her on the front DVD cover given the amount of sex with her in it but suffice it to say, she won't be in the running for Miss America any time soon (I'd do her though). My next favorite extra was the inclusion of over 19 minutes of Behind the Scenes footage. It started and ended with the lovely Tyla Wynn but most of the gals got in some screen time here, both sexually and with their clothes on. Lastly, there was almost 19 minutes of trailers for other releases that I had not seen.
Audio/Video Quality: The Van Damage Files 2 was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as originally shot by director/performer Van Damage. I thought the colors accurate and the focus exceptionally clear, even compared to a number of high end companies, making it something of a surprise to me (I haven't watched a lot of porn from Pagan Pictures/Juicy Entertainment). My only gripe was that there were a number of compression artifacts, probably due to putting so much material on a single DVD. The audio was fairly basic with little special about it other than a droning musak version of the Rockford Files in the background and some limited vocals by the cast.
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Body of Review: Porn is full of small start up companies attempting to make it by providing something different these days. Keeping in mind that virtually all companies started off this way, I try to watch their releases with an open mind (though not an empty head as other review sites seem inclined to do). One of the latest collaborations between a performer turned director and newbie porn company is The Damage Files 2, with good old Van Damage himself at the helm of the project. The movie was a series of vignettes with a variety of gals that seemed to be designed to grab the attention of most straight men, depending on what type you like seeing in action. My initial impression of the show was that the scenes were well handled in front and behind the camera, showing a lot of promise for future releases if Van Damage continues to grow as a director. Here's a look at the scenes by cast and actions, noting that most scenes were very well done:
Scene One: Joelean, the attractive blonde in the middle small pictures on the front DVD cover, was up first, teasing the camera with her fit body and long tresses of blonde hair. Her black lingerie complimented her body nicely but let's face it, she could've worn a burlap sack and looked great. Her perfect ass and shapely legs along with her all natural breasts made my day as she readied herself for the scene with Van Damage. She caressed his balls and attended to his penis like a champion while he played with her ass and pussy, even spanking her a little to heighten the mood. He, in turn, sucked her feet and crotch before riding her pussy like a madman. I thought they had a lot of chemistry together and the sensual nature of parts of the scene made it very warm for me. Fans may want to know that she took the facial in and around her mouth but he really didn't unload that much semen.
Scene Two: Ariana, a lean brunette that has drawn a lot of attention in the past few years for her aggressive style of sexual misconduct, was up next as she teased the camera in some bright pink lingerie. Her tease footage wasn't as solid as Joelean's but the gal's claim to fame lies in her sexual stamina and willingness to do everything asked of her. After masturbating with a glass dildo, she nearly fisted herself (leaving the thumb out to keep Van out of jail I guess) after which he joined her for a solid 69 (actually it was a 71 since he had two fingers up her ass). Van then received a nice blowjob before they screwed vaginally and anally on the bed. Her skill was as energetic as always and the scene was another winner.
Scene Three: Mya, another brunette wearing lingerie (looking better on the front DVD cover's right side), was up next in a bedroom scene with Van. For some reason, she wasn't allowed to have a tease sequence like the other two gals but she made up for it was a decent blowjob accentuated with some champagne as she diddled herself. Van used the bottle on her crotch a bit too before plunging into her pussy although this was the slowest scene of the movie by a wide margin. They engaged in some foreplay with her feet, some more vaginal sex, and then he tapped her tiny ass with her riding his pole like it was sent from the heavens. After some taste testing, she then rode him some more before he shot his load onto her face and mouth.
Scene Four: Lucy Thai, one of the most attractive Asian gals in porn these days, was next up with Van on a bed. Again, the lack of tease solo footage bugged me but she knew how to milk his cock and the scene played out much like the last one with her doing oral, vaginal and anal before the pop shot. While it wasn't her best scene to date, it was a nice replacement for not having a date last night.
Scene Five: Tyla, another relative newcomer and the gal featured on the left hand side of the front DVD cover, was last up as she teased the camera on the satin sheeted bed in her black see through lingerie. This is another gal known more for her ability than looks although she wasn't ugly by any stretch of the imagination. Her scene with Van seemed like the shortest of the bunch starting with the oral (done through a metal grate) and ending with anal after some nice vaginal and foot play for fans to enjoy. It was one of her slowest scenes I've watched in a long time (maybe even the slowest ever) so fans that like watching her bounce around like a banshee may not like it as much as I did.
Bonus Scene(s): Joselyn, a young woman with a gal next door look about her and a very skinny body, had what amounted to two and a half scenes with herself and Van Damage as the leads. While I'm not a fan of hers, those of you who are will be happy to learn that the scenes added up to about 65 minutes of bonus footage; a great extra in my book.
Summary: The Damage Files 2 showed me that Van Damage and his cast of cuties were worthy of a rating of Recommended, due to their sexual prowess, their looks, and the amount of fuck for the buck the DVD offered consumers. Clocking in at over three hours of sex footage, I only wished he had allowed a few of the gals more time for the tease aspects of the formula since that is something few directors spend much time with these days. The technical aspects of the movie were straightforward and I think a number of companies could learn a thing or two about picture quality were they to hang around with this bunch for a day or two.
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