Cast: Lexington Steele, Inari Vachs, Audra Bliss, Diana DeVoe, Tasha Hunter, Lexi, Nina Hartley, Shawna Edwards, Monique, Blazer, Mr. Marcus, Lacey Duvalle, Teri Weigel, Vanessa Blue, Cinnabunz, Mark Anthony, Selena Del Ray, Bobbi Bliss, Obsession, Bronze
Non-sex roles by Wendy Divine, others in the Behind the Scenes feature
Length: 234 minutes!
Date of Production: 3/10/2005 (compilation only)
Extra's: The best extra on this two disc set was a 30.5 minute long Behind the Scenes and photoshoot from a few of the movies here, including Hotel O, Staff, and Friends And Lovers 3: The Dark Side. I thought the video quality was weak but I liked the feature. There was also a photogallery, some trailers, and some spam but nothing made specifically for this double dick (oops, I meant disc) set.
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Audio/Video Quality: Steele This DVD! was presented in the scene 1.33:1 ratio full frame color the scenes were originally shot in by various directors for Video Team's Afro-Centric Production company. Due to the age of the scenes and the limitations of the source material, most of the scenes had a lot of grain and some video noise but on average, they didn't look too bad here. There were some compression artifacts (they jammed all the scenes onto a single disc) but even the weakest looking scene was pretty good for this type of compilation. The stereo audio ranged from weak to slightly below average but this is not the DVD set to pick up if you're in the market for a release to test your speakers out. The dynamic range was limited and I heard little, if any, separation between the channels.
Body of Review: Fans of porn studs, particularly black porn studs, will know that there is one man they can rely on to get the job done (any job involving women, by the way) when it comes to boning gals in a porno: Lexington Steele. The guy has a huge penis and the drive to use it well as he works over a gal (or two) which is how he earned some of his nicknames; like The Dark Prince of Porn, The Black Bastard, and the Man of Steele, to name a few. Is it any wonder that various companies are now jumping on the bandwagon to release compilations of Lex's scenes these days? The latest such compilation is from Video Team's Afro-centric line of movies, long known for their interracial action and lovely women willing to take on massive guys like Lex, is Steele This DVD!: 2 DVD Collector's Set. The set had sixteen scenes from Lex's movies with the company, none of which were identified (I did the work for them and tried to get as accurate a portrait of the scenes, directors, year of release, and cast but I'll update the information if any of you have access to better info), and the sex included oral in every scene, vaginal, some anal, and a lot of condoms. The heat of the scenes and energy varied a whole lot but fans of Lex or of gals taking on such a massive guy will have a lot to enjoy here. Here's the listing I came up with, noting that the acting parts were cut to a minimum so as to show the sex only (well, mostly):
Scene Fifteen: My Baby Got Back 19: D-Tom Stone: 1999: Obsession, Bronze, Lexington Steele
Scene Sixteen: Hotel O #2: D-Roy Karch: 2002: Nina Hartley, Mr. Marcus, and Lexington Steele
Summary: Steele This DVD! wasn't the best compilation of scenes containing Lexington Steele but it will satisfy a lot of you out there that have all of the Anabolic Black Bastard series and round out your collections nicely. Lexington's own company, Mercenary Pictures, will likely release their own compilations some day so those should be even better but the amount of fuck for the buck contained in this set was well worth a rating of Recommended, despite the technical glitches that popped up from time to time. With nearly four hours of scenes and some solid Behind the Scenes footage from a few of the releases, you'll have a lot to keep busy with if you get this one so go ahead and buy it rather than "Steele" it like the title suggests.
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