Cast: Judith, Frank, Vatalin, Ritta Neeri, Luisa De Marco, Karma, Dominica Leoni, Bernadett, Ashleigh, Mary Carey, Monique Dane, Devon Michaels, Dani Woodward (bonus scene only)
Length: 85.5 minutes
Date of Production: 11/2004 (box); 10/2004 (credits)
Extra's: The only extra was a striptease/solo sequence by Dani Woodward that lasted slightly over 7 minutes and a trailer.
Audio/Video Quality: The Girls of Amateur Pages 5 was presented in the same 1.33:1 ratio full frame color it was shot in by director Antonio Rey for Cinema Play Entertainment. The settings for the scenes were very basic so it should come as no surprise that the colors were accurate, the lighting fairly solid, the grain levels minimal, and the overall picture nicely done. I saw no compression artifacts or video noise so you can rest assured that while the DVD wasn't cutting edge, it was pretty nice to look at. The audio was presented in stereo but the vocals seemed lost in the shuffle as the loud music track played for each scene. I greatly prefer hearing the gals as they masturbate rather than the droning porno music you find on such tracks so this wasn't all that favorable in my opinion.
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Body of Review: As a long term fan of the female body, there are times when I simply don't want to deal with the handful of male performers that routinely invade a scene as though they are more than a means to an end. I'm not talking about all scenes mind you, just the ones where the guy talks too much (anything with Nick Manning qualifies), has more tattoos than the wall of your local tattoo parlor, or seems more into his own pleasure (and body) than that of his female partner. In any case, Cinema Play Entertainment has jumped on the bandwagon of providing scenes where the gals simply masturbate with no guys around to interfere; a growing genre in an already crowded field of porn (lets face it; you can find just about every kink in a porno). Their latest release in the series is The Girls of Amateur Pages 5, a set of twelve scenes where gals will tease and masturbate much like they did in The Girls of Amateur Pages 4 (and probably the first three volumes too). The basic formula hasn't changed and the technical values were much the same, with each of the scenes looking similar on many conceptual levels too. Much of what I said about the show in volume four still holds true;
"The movie was a series of twelve masturbation scenes by the listed cast (with one bonus scene, making it a baker's dozen). Some used toys and others tasted their juices off their fingers but the overall theme was a sort of softcore movie aimed squarely at the market niche of fans that don't care to see the parolee looking thugs most porn uses. I like watching gals masturbate as much as anyone else but admittedly, I'm kind of jaded having watched scores of super hardcore action over the years and this will appeal to some of you a lot more than me.
Each scene was nicely started with some tease footage by the gals, be they on a bed, couch, by a pool, or on the floor. They are shown on the front DVD cover (well, 12 of them are shown there) so you can get an idea of the variety offered up. There were no gals of color (black, Asian, Latina), and the formula used here was primarily designed to allow guys to jerk off as they fantasized about the cast playing with themselves. I could've used some dirty talk by them to more fully appreciate their work here but the slow tease footage was pretty pleasing for me and the different approach each of them used (some appeared more coached and guided than others) provided some decent contrast. I'd break the scenes down for you but the action was fairly basic and the cast are listed in order for those who care.", except that there were no toys this time.
My initial criticism of the casting remained true as well since the title clearly suggests the performers will be amateurs (in the porn world, the gals can be amateurs and still be paid but they have to be fairly new to porn) and several of these gals are extremely well known, including the gal who ran for Governor of California, Mary Carey. Other notable porn professionals would be Dominica Leoni, Luisa De Marco, Devon Michaels, and Monique Dane; each of whom has been around for a while and made numerous fuck flicks. I would have also appreciated the movie lasting longer this time since fuck for the buck value is often what sets a movie apart from the usual rental or movie worth skipping. In all though, it wasn't a bad collection of scenes so I'm still going to rate it as a Rent It, even though my hopes are that Cinema Play Entertainment evolves the series into something better than the two volumes I've reviewed were.
Summary: The Girls of Amateur Pages 5 was okay to watch but the limited action and lack of diversity in terms of race, how they masturbated (many seemed to be getting off camera instructions) and even the lack of a decent vocal track, kept me from awarding it something more. Each of the gals seemed to know what they were doing but few of them appeared to get off and the low amount of fuck for the buck hindered the proceedings more than I would have otherwise appreciated. The technical values were better than many similar releases by other companies but they could use a bit of attention too so in general, I'd say that it was fun but lacked the kind of replay value most fans like to see.
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