Cast: Taryn Thomas, John Strong, Erik Everhard, Tiffany Rayne, Michael Stefano, Jamie Elle, Luscious Lopez, Tory Lane
Length: 171 minutes
Dates of Production: 3/23/2005, 6/6/2005, 6/18/2005, 7/30/2005, 8/5/2005
Extra's: Some of you will appreciate the 3.5 minutes of bonus footage from Tory's scene more than anything else but my money was solidly on the 21 minute long Behind the Scenes feature (it had more sex, more fun, and a lot of background information on the gals as they prepared for their scenes). There was also a cumshot recap, a photogallery and the usual double sided DVD cover with covers from other PXP releases offered up (I'd rather just see John's here, and the other director's covers on their releases but that'd be a lot more work).
Audio/Video Quality: Altered Assholes 3 was presented in the same 1.33:1 ratio full frame color it was shot in by director John Strong for distribution by Platinum X Pictures. First off, there was no watermark (some of you have asked I point that out) but the lighting wasn't as good as usual either. This caused some grain and shadows, as well as other minor visual flaws, most of which aren't regularly noticed on one of John's movies these days. The composition of the shots was another area of contention with the cameraman spending too much time zooming in on stretch marks and blemishes rather than concentrating his efforts on the more eye pleasing aspects of the female cast members. There were no compression artifacts and my overall impression of the picture was that it was average for a gonzo. The stereo English audio was about as expected though with the vocals easily heard, even if not full of separation between the channels or dynamically pleasing to the ear. You'll hear the sex sounds well enough as well as the voices but don't expect much beyond that.
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Body of Review: John Strong is one of the pillars of Platinum X Pictures for his solid directing skills and heated performances with the plethora of pussy he gets to regularly pound. Women think he's one of the hottest guys around and those who meet him suggest he's pretty cool to fans as well. With all these accolades, is it any wonder that movies of his like the newly released Altered Assholes 3, get so much positive press before they even come out? Like the last in the series I had the chance to review, Altered Assholes 1, the show was all about anal sex with lots of attractive gals offering their butts up for John and friends to hammer away on. This being the 198th release by PXP, it looked like he chose the cast according to either looks or ability, with some gals having both attributes in spades. Here's a brief look at the scenes of the show, breaking it down by cast and actions they took, noting that no condoms were deployed to prevent the exchange of bodily fluids:
Scene One: Taryn Thomas, a very attractive brunette with a splendid ass, was up first as she laid back and masturbated on a bed. Her white fishnet top and blue satin panties enhanced her looks but it was her smile that worked best in this regard. John Strong was up first with her as she sucked him off slowly. He eventually became tired of just a halfhearted knob slobbing so he prepared her to bone with her on top. He was doing most of the work this time (though she still looked great) and she kept her mouth busy with dirty talk before she sucked his penis clean of her pussy juices (PTM). They then took a turn for the backdoor and she seemed to appreciate it that much more. Erik Everhard then jumped in for some DP action, with her doing more taste testing (including ATM: ass to mouth) from time to time. The scene lasted nearly 40 minutes and ended with a double load of goo to her mouth, swallowed down like a champion.
Scene Two: Tiffany Rayne, a bleach blonde gal with a stripper's fit body and a cute face to boot, was up next as she fingered herself for the camera in her black and neon pink bikini. Michael Stefano appreciated her fine ass too and went to sucking it to warm her up. This, in turn, led her to sucking him off with great enthusiasm and energy, a nice change of events given Taryn's mixed scene. He screwed her tight pussy and then her ass after readying it with a glass dildo. He did most of the work this time, with her jilling herself to handle the pressure of the pounding motion in her ass. While she did do some ATM, she wasn't as appreciative of it as his clean cock so he boned her backside some more. It ended when he rubbed out a load onto her tongue with her gargling it and swallowing it down like a professional.
Scene Three: Jamie Elle, a skinny gal until she bent over, had a glorious head of light brown hair to play with for partner John Strong in the hallway. She was a good cocksucker but not the best of the show. Sitting in a chair, she then changed gears to do some pounding vaginal work but she almost seemed in pain at the thought of his large penis tearing into her. She did some PTM and the couple went back to screwing, this time with more energy on her part. This led to some anal action and the couple was joined by Erik Everhard for some DP work. She appeared to be pushed to her limits by the dynamic duo and the scene eventually ended with them dropping messy loads all over her face and head.
Scene Four: Luscious Lopez, a brunette with a remarkable ass, a fleshy body, and a face that will have you returning to look at her ass, teased the camera using her best asset while kneeling on the floor in front of a couch. Like the others, she masturbated until partner John Strong was ready for her to crawl over to him. She stuck her head in his lap and worked him over orally like a seasoned professional (well handled but mechanical at times) to get him extra hard for the rest of the scene. She sat on his cock and put herself to work ring him better than any of the others in the movie did, with the excessive lube looking like a large load all over their genitalia. The camera was a mess when she got juices all over it and the anal wasn't as easy for her though she became more vocal about it; screaming about coming as he tapped that ass. They continued for a long time and he finally rubbed out a load into her awaiting mouth to swallow. Whew!
Scene Five: Tory Lane, the attractive gal on the front DVD cover, was up last and wearing the blue fishnet body stocking over the black thong seen there. To be frank about it, I could immediately see what the buzz over her was all about given her body, face, and attitude that shined through so readily. Her lucky partners were Erik Everhard and John Strong; each getting to bone her holes like crazed marines on shore leave would've done. Her strength was not just the way she looked but also the sexy manner in which she milked their loads like a succubus would draw the life right out of them. She took the DP and other acts as though she was enjoying it on some animalistic level, but towards the end of the scene, I wasn't sure who would win this contest of wills. She managed to swallow the two loads but the first two thirds of the scene were the best part of it (I think they wore her out). To quote Tory as the credits rolled: "Wowzers!"
Summary: Altered Assholes 3 was worth a rating of Recommended for all the great gals in attendance and the heated action most of them partook in. There were some technical issues, primarily the lighting that caused some of the other problems, but the choices in casting seemed largely solid and the scenes benefited due to this factor as much as anything. John may want to spend more time polishing up his future releases since a little more work might enhance the ratings of his DVDs but I can't fault most aspects of this DVD (especially considering how weak so many titles on the gonzo market are these days).
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