Cast: Melissa Lauren, Roxetta, Kurt Lockwood, Gloria Gucci, Nick Lang, Saana, Samantha Ryan, Billy Glide, Tina Fine, Frank Gun, Tommy Gunn, Ariel Summers, Mark Ashley
Length: 160 minutes
Date of Production: 6/1/2005
Extra's: The best extra would be the inclusion of a bonus scene between Ariel Summers and Mark Ashley as described below. As I've said in the past, extra scenes not found elsewhere are always welcome and folks still buying tape instead of DVD should consider that another reason to ditch the crap (err, I mean tape deck). There was also three sessions of deleted sex footage from the scenes that added up to about 10.5 minutes and had some nice action although I saw why it was edited out in most cases. The other extras were the standardized photogallery, cast list, filmographies, trailers, John Leslie biography, couple for the Fashionistas floor show in Las Vegas, paper list of recent Evil Angel releases, and a come shot compilation from the scenes.
Audio/Video Quality: Crack Her Jack 4 was presented in 1.33:1 ratio full frame color and looked well below the standard of quality Evil Angel is known for (a dilemma the series is known for by the way). The lighting was often either too low, had no filler lighting to balance the scenes out, or relied on the natural light that was not placed properly for the scenes (like straight at the camera, washing out the performers on several occasions). The result was too much grain and video noise with mosquito artifacts present in a few scenes when there was simply no reason for them to be there. The audio was also too low in many cases which added to the lower than average quality and no separation between channels was noticed. If you like hollow sound and hearing the director as loudly as the performers, this may appeal to you more than it did me on technical terms.
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Body of Review: By now, those of you who read my reviews know that I am a long time, really big, fan of Evil Angel and their movies. While I don't exactly give them a free pass, most of the time, there's simply no reason to do so with a few exceptions (like the Crack Her Jack series). Today's review is on Crack Her Jack 4, the latest in Evil Angel's releases by director John Leslie for distribution by the company. Like Crack Her Jack 2, the movie's flaws were primarily centered on the technical aspects rather than the level of performance by the cast. I've been told that volume three was better but I never saw it so I'll chalk that up to wishful thinking (you'd be amazed at what some of the critics say about the technical values for this series previous releases after actually seeing it) until I have evidence otherwise. In any case, the show had several women in plain settings have sex with guys as director John Leslie maneuvered around them. Here's a breakdown of the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used here:
Scene One: Melissa Lauren, the bleached blond French gal, Roxetta, a gal with light red hair and a slightly harsh face but wonderful curves, and the studly Kurt Lockwood, were all up first in a bathroom scene. Initially, Melissa was gagging on Kurt's penis while Roxetta (no relation to the Swedish pop band I presume) jilled herself on the counter. The gals were dressed appropriately for the show (wearing slutty outfits is a trademark of those in John's movies) and each was pretty talented in terms of their sexual skills so I didn't complain too loudly when I noticed neither gal was showcased on the front DVD cover. Roxetta took the first vaginal sex with Melissa licking Kurt's penis clean afterwards. Both gals shared his dick with some oral afterwards and then Roxetta rode him a lot more before Melissa got a chance (she even did anal once warmed up). It ended with a titty fuck, some ATM to go along with the PTM and a pop shot to the chest with some energy but little chemistry.
Scene Two: Gloria Gucci, the attractive brunette featured on the front DVD cover (it was her large ass in the background and her bending over on the lower left hand side), was up next as she teased on a staircase in her lovely red dress. Her ass was extremely hot looking and except for the lens flare and other lighting issues, the tease alone was better than much of what I've seen from Mr. Leslie in a long time. Her scene was held in a ratty old bathroom with porn veteran Nick Lang; a guy that appreciated her nearly perfect body as much as I did. He played with her and did some oral but was soon boning away as she moaned and groaned; spanking her roughly more than once. This time, the action was passionate and energetic, with vaginal and anal for fans to enjoy. Yum!
Scene Three: Saana, the beautiful blonde featured on the lower right hand side of the front DVD cover wearing a stripper version of a top hat and tails, and cutie Samantha Ryan, wearing the same sailor outfit she did on the upper left hand side of the front DVD cover, came down the stairs to fully enjoy one another with some lesbian action. The gals were too hot to work in a vegetarian scene so Billy Glide got in on the act soon after the tease and lesbian action ended. The gals orally pleased him before swapping out on riding him as they all stayed on the stairs but Saana went over to the couch for some slow paced anal. There had been some serious taste testing to this point and it ended with a pop shot to their faces. The gals looked great and but for the technical matters of the scene, it could've been excellent instead of just good.
Scene Four: Tina Fine, the gal that looked a bit like the increasingly popular Teagan Presley on the middle left hand side of the front DVD cover, was up next wearing a black & white stripped body suit that hugged her curves nicely by the pool table. She masturbated for John but said little as she unzipped her outfit and jilled herself nicely but it was Frank Gun and his long lost cousin Tommy Gunn (I'm kidding of course), that really seemed to bring out the best in her. They tossed a white mattress on the pool table and laid back for some fair oral before taking turns ripping into her pussy. The anal and DP came afterwards with lots of taste testing in-between (PTM and ATM) ending with the guys jerking off onto her asshole. It wasn't a great scene but it had enough merit to watch once.
Scene Five/Bonus Scene: Ariel Summers, an older bleached blonde with small, all natural breasts, a lean stomach, and a curvy ass, was up next as John directed her to play with herself in the bathroom in front of the mirror. The fishnet stockings added some visual pleasure as did her tiny thong but her scene partner, Mark Ashley, probably just wanted to do her in any way possible to get off by the look of him. He was pretty rough on her but she seemed to like it nonetheless as she rode him vaginally with lots of PTM action. It ended when he jerked out a load onto her face and mouth but she seemed somehow distracted this time so it wasn't worth all that much except to fans.
Summary: Crack Her Jack 4 had some of the best looking gals in the series (as well as some of the best performers) but their hard work was overshadowed by the technical deficiencies once more, yielding it a rating of Rent It instead of the almost recommended it nearly received from me. John still seems to be trying for something visually different and if that means the fans be damned, so be it. It wasn't a bad movie but even the sexual energy and chemistry was uneven so try it out before you buy it or you may wish you heeded my advice. There was some fair fuck for the buck value here but nothing like Evil Angel has been known for in recent months.
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