Cast: McKenzie Lee, Steve Holmes, Toni Ribas, Jon Dough, Brian Surewood, Manuel Ferrara, Isabel Ice, John Strong, Michael Stefano, Mr. Pete, Brandon Iron, Lexxi Ripa, Gorgeous Drae, Lefty LaRue, Juan Cuba, Katja Kassin, Erik Everhard, Jake Malone (bonus scene only)
Length: 158 minutes
Date of Production: 3/3/2005
Extra's: My favorite extra was the POV blowjob by Katja Kassin on Jake Malone that lasted about 13 minutes. That was about the same length of the Behind the Scenes feature too (another great extra folks, giving me 13.5 minutes of extra pleasure) and each of them added some value to the DVD package. There was also a cumshot compilation from the scenes, some trailers, a photogallery and a double sided DVD cover but the first two extras made the package special.
Audio/Video Quality: Tear Me A New One was presented in the same 1.33:1 ratio full frame color it was shot in by director Jake Malone for Platinum X Pictures. The fleshtones were solid, the lighting generally very well done (a bit more fill lighting might've helped eliminate the minor shadows though), and the camera angles were flattering to the women most of the time. Composition of the scenes is more important than some producers seem to realize so I was happy that Jake took his time with most of these scenes with this in mind. There will be some of you that disapprove of the small, light watermark in the lower right hand corner of the picture but this isn't that uncommon these days and I barely noticed it as the action was towards the center of the screen. The stereo English audio was basic and allowed me to hear the cast but there was no big separation between the channels and the dynamic range was kind of weaker than average.
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Body of Review: Platinum X Pictures has now been around long enough to bare the scrutiny of fans and critics alike. Always similar to their kissing cousin company, Red Light District, PXP has made great strides since opening up and has become one of the dominant companies in porn for circus act sex (companies like Evil Angel don't even do anal creampies anymore if you believe recent reports). If you're looking for high end technical values and attractive women, you need look no further than whatever latest release they offer in order to find those but their strength is often in the focus of whatever fetish they're addressing at a given time. The company's 153rd release, Tear Me A New One, managed to showcase some very attractive gals doing anal and lots of tricks for the cameras, with the extreme factor approaching the point where some states will probably ban the movie if given the chance. In my opinion though, the adults were all consenting and the sex rather passionate so if this appeals to you, read the scene breakdowns knowing that no condoms were used in the scenes:
Scene One: McKenzie Lee, the hot brunette on the front DVD cover, was up first to establish the movie's formula in a poorly lit hallway wearing a satin green dress and a butt plug tail. Her face was extremely cute although the dress made her look like she had a bit of a belly and the implants didn't work for me either. After some nice tease, Toni Ribas joined her by the fireplace for some oral and a titty fuck but he liked playing with her anal plug too. He boned her pussy and left to give studly Steve Holmes, a crack at her (he snacked on her crack initially before screwing her). Jon Dough got a little play from her too but last up was the perverted Brian Surewood who tapped her like he was on the bonus plan. I liked the change of outfits (especially the fishnet shorts) between the men and eventually, she took on several men, including Manuel Ferrara, on a couch with the guys giving her their all in each hole. There was some DP footage with taste testing and it sure looked like they were "tearing her a new one" with some ATM and oral to round out the action. It ended with a lot of semen in her mouth and showed some solid energy throughout the show.
Scene Two: Isabel Ice, another very cute gal with a British accent, all natural breasts, and a raspy voice, was up next. She has always struck me as a fun gal and the tease of her soaping up her ass in the bathtub was hot! Michael Stefano, Mr. Pete, and Steve Holmes dominated her first by the banister of the staircase on the second floor as she slobbed their knobs and took dick in her ass with plenty of ATM for fans. After warming her up, the scene moved to a couch where they were joined by Brandon Iron and John Strong, with lots of DP action, passionate pounding, and her calling for more at every twist and turn. I've seen her in some decent scenes but this was one of her best as they pushed her limits more than I would have felt comfortable doing. Fans of circus act sex will appreciate how she took two dicks bareback in her ass and pussy at once (with a smile no less) several times, with the men swapping out to give her some more ass juice to clean off them in between. If she has any limits, they weren't on display here, and her passionate demeanor made for an excellent scene with great replay value.
Scene Three: Lexxi Ripa, a brunette with incredible blue eyes, large breasts under a fishnet top, and some fetish attire to truly enhance her look. The scenario was that Jake caught her cheating on him so to test her loyalty, he demanded she take on Brian Surewood, Jon Dough, Gorgeous Drae, Lefty LaRue, and Juan Cuba in the living room as punishment. They circled around her for some great oral before riding her holes as though she were their personal sex toy. I'm not a fan of gang bangs but she seemed more than a little willing to test her skills against the guys here. There were a few moments when she seemed past her limits (gagging on cock during the deep throat for example) but her pal white skin contrasted nicely against this group of thugs and she did a lot more than I thought she would by the mere look at her. Oral, vaginal, anal, DP, ATM, PTM, and a number of twists were all covered here with it ending in swallowing; both straight from their taps to an anal creampie that she pushed out and cleaned off a plate afterwards. Yikes!
Scene Four: Katja Kassin, arguably the leading gal doing anal in porn anywhere on Earth these days, was up next as she teased the camera wearing a black mesh bikini combination, stripper shoes, and a large leather belt before settling in on a lounge chair by the outdoor pool. Yeah, she had some junk in her trunk and sported brunette hair this time but I can see why fans adore her given the manner in which she took care of business. She went inside the house after masturbating to take on John Strong, Michael Stefano, and Erik Everhard, in various rooms in the house, settling in with Erik on the pool table (for example) before going to a yellow couch to enjoy all of them at once. The scene was highly energetic, showed her usual skill, and there was chemistry between them to spare as she took a savage hammering during the DP. It wasn't her best scene but it was still well worth checking out repeatedly, proving her skills yet again as the men were drained dry. They all rubbed out loads into her mouth (unlike Lexxi and Isabel who ate cum farts) and she swallowed it all down at once, in this great scene. Whew!
Bonus Scene: Katja Kassin, looking mighty fine indeed, had a point of view (POV) oral scene with director Jake Malone that lasted 13 minutes. While mostly known for her oral skills, Katja is also a talented cocksucker and gave a short titty fuck for good measure (much to Jake's delight I might add). An extra bit of Katja Kassin footage is always a good thing so this was another solid extra.
Summary: Tear Me A New One was worth a rating of Highly Recommended to me for the high end production values, the plethora of perfect pussy on display, and the sweet extras offered up as the gals passionately engaged in warp speed sex with a group of guys determined to follow through on the title and tear them a new one. It wasn't perfect but it had a lot of sustainable heat and energy, the kind that takes a fusion of elements to successfully pull off. If you're looking for a light hearted romp in the hay, look elsewhere but if you want balls to the wall action, this one will definitely give you a lot to stroke to compared to the horde of gonzo porn available at your local dealer.
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