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Studio: Platinum X Pictures » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 10/24/05

XCritic's Advice: Watch On Demand


Platinum X Pictures/Hot Frame

Genre: Gonzo

Director: Toni Ribas

Cast: Caroline De Jaig, Toni Ribas, Lilit, Liliana Ferri, Susanne Brend, Vanessa Hill, Maria Bellucci, Trinity

Length: 203 minutes

Date of Production: 7/27/2005

Extra's: The extras were really weak this time, owing much to the fact that the movie was lengthier by comparison, and only had a cumshot recap, a photogallery, some trailers, and a double sided DVD cover.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: ATM POV was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color it was shot in by director Toni Ribas for distribution by Platinum X Pictures. I've noticed a variety of visual flaws on Toni's movies over the years and there were some here too as the picture seemed grainy with some pixelation. Part of the problem was due to the lighting and some of it seemed to be due to Toni's inexperience with shooting POV porn. In all, if you were to have a dozen fans provide a blind test of the quality, I doubt very much most of them would be able to identify the scene as coming under the PXP banner. The stereo English audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital but had a number of issues, not the least of which was varying levels and background noise (when you hear the hiss of the track, it's almost always due to a poor recording that was later amplified too much).

Body of Review: Toni Ribas is one of the most likeable guys in porn to hear the folks in the industry tell it. In his movies, he always seems driven to have a great time for him and his partners, so I can safely say that this lends credibility to the rumors I've heard. His latest release is the 199th for Platinum X Pictures, ATM POV, where each gal does anal and then sucks Toni's dick clean while he shoots the whole thing on his small videocamera. Shot in Budapest, I think the movie looked weak and had some really mechanical action but there was a truth in advertising rarely found outside of a handful of gonzo porn producers. Here's a breakdown of the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used and each scene was shot in POV with some ATM in it:

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Scene One: Caroline De Jaig, a blonde gal from Hungary claiming to be 22 years old, wore a pink top and white skirt as she teased Toni in the small room. She had a kind of skanky look to her, almost as if Toni picked her up off the local street corner, but aside from her implants, most guys would probably do her. Toni Ribas was the cameraman and male lead (as in all the scenes) and after some suitable playing around, the two got down to business with her sucking him off. She was no stranger to a meat pipe in her throat, pussy, or ass and the advertised ATM (ass to mouth) was present as was her mechanical demeanor as she worked his load out of his balls. The scene was moderately lengthy and I think she had some potential to offer in future offerings if she learns to focus more.

Scene Two: Lilit, an attractive brunette from the Ukraine, started off her scene by jerking off Toni Ribas. She then backed off to show her body with some tease and managed to get him all heated up because of it. She didn't seem to be into verbal communication as she masturbated to warm up for him. He fingered her soundly and then offered up his cock for the sucking; an act she appeared born to do with the way she used hand, eye and mouth as a coordinated whole (or is that "hole"?). She seemed to like the sex with her mouth and pussy better than the anal action but she kept actively pumping on him in all three modes of operation. It ended with a good load to her face and the chemistry between them was solid.

Scene Three: Liliana Ferri, a bleached blonde with a gap toothed smile, powerful legs, and a great ass, seemed to be learning English by the way she spoke her introductory lines for scene partner Toni Ribas. She has an all natural body and was another one with plenty of off camera experience to draw from as she went to provide him some oral pleasure. I liked how active a ride she was in both her pussy and ass, getting some taste testing in at regular intervals. Perhaps she'll learn some more vocals in the future since "Oh Yeah" and the other phrases she used seemed canned and repetitive but this is gonzo porn and I understand how things work. Fans of choking will like her too since she begged him to do her harder while he wrapped his hand around her throat during the screwing. She rubbed out his load into her mouth at the end and appeared to swallow it down.

Scene Four: Susanne Brend, a skinny brunette with a lot of potential but looking kind of ragged here, was up next in a white dress that couldn't contain her enthusiasm to work with beloved Toni Ribas. Had the scene been made in the USA, I'm sure she would've had better make up and her hair done to look other than the "bed head" she displayed here (almost as if she just woke up). That said, her oral style was less accomplished than the others with her shooting for a slower, sultry style before she actively rode him in her ass. It looked painful for her at times but I always got the impression that she appreciated the manner in which she made her living. She jerked out his load at the end too, showing an affinity for semen but she never swallowed it down.

Scene Five: Vanessa Hill, a younger brunette from Budapest claimed to be 21 years old as she posed on the couch for scene partner Toni Ribas. Her language skills sounded too good to be truly from the region but fans of ATM action will not care as she appeared to be tighter than most of the other gals here. That said, she went through the motions in a similar mechanical manner to the others, befitting a gal not really into the action as much as she could've been but solid enough to milk a load from a jaded raincoater at the same time. She did seem smart enough to add in some vocals and a knowing smile during some portions of the scene so while she followed the formulaic action required, she also appeared to be talented enough to show some potential for future work too. It ended like the other scenes and while it was kind of generic in some ways, it wasn't a bad scene.

Scene Six: Maria Bellucci, an older gal with noticeable implants and dark hair, was up next as she stripped off her light aqua dress to show a sweet looking ass for director/partner Toni Ribas. As the tease progressed, I got the impression that she was into the pay for play action of porn more than the younger crowd here was, perhaps getting stoked over having fun and being paid for it. Her oral needed work but her breathless riding of him in her pussy and ass easily made up for it with her getting better as time marched on. She did appear a little cum shy of it hitting her eye but she worked out a nice load from him to make for a sloppy finish.

Scene Seven: Trinity, the cutie on the front DVD cover with ice blue eyes and a lean body, reminded me of a younger version of domestic porn performer, Vicky Vette. The lighting offered by director Toni Ribas was not flattering at all to her but she seemed to show a bit of freshness to the proceedings nonetheless. The sex was slower and more deliberate with the action looking almost as if she had never been on camera before (this wasn't the domestic Trinity but a foreign born one folks so maybe that's true). All three holes were pilfered and she held on for dear life as he sat back for her to toy with. The ending was the same as before and while I preferred the seasoned professionals from earlier in the movie, she'll appeal to a number of you that want new gals in porn.

Summary: ATM POV was worth a rating of Rent It to me. The sheer amount of fuck for the buck was impressive but the quality of the picture and the action didn't impress me much at all. So your own rating for the DVD will largely depend on what factors work for you but as much as I've found some of Toni's past works to be very good stroke material, this one was too hit or miss for me to truly support. Give it a look though and perhaps your own preferences will not be as picky as mine, just don't say I didn't warn you that this was not up to the usual quality offered by the folks at Platinum X Pictures or Red Light District.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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