Cast: Julia Bond, Havana Ginger, Joey, Katja Kassin, Roxxxy Rush, Georgia Peach, Eva Angelina, Jenna Presley, Alexis Malone, Veronica Stone, Jasmine Tame, Leah Luv, Kaylynn, Pat Myne, Mark Wood, Rick Patrick, Chris Streams, Dynomite Dolomite, Dwayne Dane
Length: 138.5 minutes
Dates of Production: 7/22/2005 to 10/5/2005
Extra's: The only extras were a true double sided DVD cover, a photogallery and some trailers.
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Audio/Video Quality: Hand To Mouth 2 was presented in the same 1.33:1 ratio full frame color it was shot in by director Pat Myne for 3rd Degree. Like his work for Metro, the fleshtones were accurate, the composition of the shots almost always pleasing to the eye (enhancing the look of the gals in every case), a lot of eye to the details. The lighting was very good (most of the time) and this limited the grain, video noise and other potential flaws right from the starting gate. Fans of POV (point of view) camera work will like this one more than anyone since that was the primary viewing angle for the camera once the blowjobs started flowing freely from the hotties. I saw no compression artifacts or video noise, making this a nice looking set of 13 scenes. The 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo audio was okay but like most POV movies, there was little to discuss other than the limited moans, groans, and dirty talk were just fine, if uneventful.
Body of Review: With all the niches in porn fairly well covered, the trick to finding what works for you personally often relies on considering what performers you like seeing in action, what directors present them in a way you enjoy stroking off to, and the fetish (if any) that most appeals to you. There are other criteria of course but these are typically referred to as the "make it or break it" factors. Today's review is of a blowjob and handjob release called Hand To Mouth 2, the sequel to Hand To Mouth 1. The movie is simply a selection of thirteen scenes where the cast teases the camera, blows their unknown partner in a POV style shot, and also uses their hands at some point in the scene to jerk him off to orgasm. Essentially, it's a basic formula that relies on solid lighting, capable POV camerawork, and the cast of babes to work or not. I never saw the first volume but Rob wasn't impressed so I picked up round two in hopes of a better offering by director Pat. Here's a quick overview to what I observed:
The action was largely the same, taking place inside a house, as shot over a period of several months. The gals would tease the camera to some degree, act playfully, and walk over to blow their partner. There was a fair amount of hand-to-gland action in most of the scenes but the basics did not vary a whole lot in any of the scenes. While the review could end there, saving me scores of trouble in thinking up how to differentiate the scenes from one another, I think it's safe to say that some of the ladies were more talented than others. My personal favorite anal queen, Katja Kassin, provided some solid energy as she did an interracial scene with her partner. The slobber trails, the eye contact, and even her tease all added up to a nice little bit of action. The same held true for Eva Angelina (who had one of the best teases of the movie by the way), Julia Bond (who earned the front cover with her fresh sweetness in action), Jenna Presley, Jasmine Tame, and Kaylynn. The others weren't bad by any standards but these were the top gals of the movie and each seemed to go the extra mile as they followed the formula nicely.
In terms of the technical values, there was the occasional need for better lighting but the impression I got was that Pat wanted to keep the production a bit more realistic than just flood the nooks and crannies of the gals as they did their respective acts. The location of the scenes throughout the house helped keep it fun too with Kaylynn's shower scene a great way to end the action in my opinion. While I wish each of the gals also did some vaginal or anal sex along the way, the movie seemed to fill the advertised niche very nicely with a cast of select performers skilled in the art of milking a nut. I wouldn't pick this one up to jerk off to every day but it forced the cast and director to rely on sex appeal and playfulness more than the average porno and I'm always in favor of something to provide a change of pace.
Summary: Hand To Mouth 2 was worthy of a Recommended in my mind since the fresh cast was having fun at what they probably do best. The extras were lame and the production values could've been better but that'd be splitting hairs too much if I were to lower the score given the 13 scenes on the plate this time. If you want to see the kind of slow, sultry oral that talented fellatio experts are capable of giving, you'll see the value of this volume in the series. In all, it offered another viewpoint that was worthy of your time, your money, and your semen so give it a look and tell me what you think.
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