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Silverback Attack Vol. 1

Studio: Mercenary Pictures » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 1/16/06

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Silverback Attack

Mercenary Pictures

Genre: Interracial

Director: Lexington Steele

Cast: Katsumi, JR Langdon, Jean Baptiste, Lexington Steele, Trina Michaels, Luscious Lopez, Solana, Chelsea Zinn, Brian Pumper, Mika Tan

Length: 144.5 minutes

Date of Production: 6/7/2005 (box); 8/11/2005 (credits)

Extra's: The best extra was the 21.5 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by Tina Tyler. It had a fair amount of extra sex footage but also some kidding around and interview footage with a few bloopers tossed in for good measure. It wasn't the best STS I've seen of late but it was well worth watching and added some value to the DVD. There was also a fetish menu, a photogallery, some trailers, and a double sided DVD cover.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Silverback Attack was presented in the same 1.33:1 ratio full frame color it was shot in by director Lexington Steele for Mercenary Pictures. The colors were accurate, the camera compositions were eye pleasing (making the gals look their best is one of the most important things a director can do), and the lighting seemed slightly better than average for a Mercenary Pictures release. There were some shots that weren't lit as well, causing grain and other minor flaws, and some of the fishnet material caused the picture to shimmer more than I prefer but there were no compression artifacts and I thought the movie was a step in the right direction, regardless of who takes credit for it (both Domina X and Lex worked the cameras). The stereo English audio track was as basic as ever, with little separation between the channels and no significant amount of dynamic range but I could hear the gals moaning (and screaming for the matter) and the music played throughout the scenes. There were a few times when the audio lost synchronization with the picture but most people aren't going to care too much about that.

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Body of Review: Mercenary Pictures is a company that wins awards, provides a lot of quality porn, and has enough diversity that just about everyone will find something in their catalog to appreciate. Their latest title is Silverback Attack, an homage to the king of the jungle, where a horde of curvy gals engaged in sexual activity with the all black male crew. In general terms, the scenes were pretty well done with some fun and frolicking going on between the white women and black men so fans of interracial sex can live the dream on this MLK Day holiday by watching the cast go at it in usually heated ways. Here's a breakdown of the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used by the performers:

Scene One: Katsumi, one of the most prolific performers in porn these days, was up first in a skimpy little thong, open bra and thigh high boot outfit. She teased the camera while JR Langdon and Jean Baptiste watched her from the upstairs couch. The guys were ripped and she seemed to love the taste of black cock in her mouth, a fact that pleased them more than a little bit. She gave them some active head while they took turns screwing her pussy and ass. They popped nuts on her face but it was the inclusion of Lexington Steele towards the end of the scene that truly elevated the heat of the action. It was far from her best work but it was still a decent scene; no surprise for a gal that has repeatedly shown a lot of skill in the movies.

Scene Two: Trina Michaels, the gal on the left hand side of the front DVD cover, was up next as she claimed to want some "big, black, cock" while masturbating on a leopard print lounge chair in a nearly barren room. JR Langdon and Jean Baptiste were happy to oblige her as they got their knobs slobbed by the gal after she dropped to her knees and orally worked them over with the help of her hand to increase the friction. If anything, her oral was better than Katsumi's in terms of sheer passion and willingness to expand the inner sanctum of her throat but the men weren't satisfied with her oral charms given the wonders her loins had to offer up. This led, of course, to them boning her pussy and ass on the staircase and floor. She did a lot of taste testing, including ATM (ass to mouth), but her dirty talk was actually more interesting for me than the specific sex acts she engaged in. It was a good scene and she conveyed a sense of passion throughout as she worked them over.

Scene Three: Luscious Lopez, the brunette on the right hand side of the front DVD cover with the meaty ass, was up next as she played pool with JR Langdon and Jean Baptiste in her black & pink lingerie. Jean couldn't resist her curvy ass (having seen it up close and personal, I can understand why) and JR assisted as both men played with her curvy figure. This led to the usual oral and screwing with some energy in her pussy. Her oral skills were somewhat more focused on a slow, sultry approach and she could've pumped more to return their thrusts but I think she's going to be a swell addition to the porn world given the scenes I've watched her in of late. It ended when they blew their loads onto her ass cheeks, making me long for her to take more of them inside her varied holes next time.

Scene Four: Solana, a curvy gal with dark hair (interlaced with blonde highlights), a red PVC corset, and fishnet stockings was up next as she teased the camera with some talented masturbation antics. While not the best looker of the cast, she proved to be a skilled little nut milker with some junk in her trunk worthy of JR Langdon's attention. She blew him mechanically and they screwed with a modicum of energy but inevitably, she failed by comparison to display the kind of passion some of her colleagues offered up in the other scenes. She wasn't bad at taking him on but it looked like she was there solely for the money; not generally a good thing to stroke off to. He even gave her some oral in return but the fact that he had erection problems spoke volumes in terms of how the scene lacked (and her pissing routine seemed fake as heck with the camera sporting droplets for far too long after he jilled her off). I suspect that she'll be a force to be reckoned with once she learns a few more tricks but this wasn't a great scene with her.

Scene Five: Chelsea Zinn, an older gal with some experience to go with her curves, was up next with Brian Pumper and JR Langdon on the staircase. She showed that age was no impediment to energetic cock-play as she pranced around in her purple & black lingerie with the guys filling each of her three holes in turn. The oral was skillful, the anal proved she was able to do it all and her ability to do DP's (double penetration) was a nice change of pace compared to the others. She called for them to keep her filled and the contrast of their skin tones enhanced the scene more than a little bit but it was the way they barely held on that seemed to elevate the heat of the scene the most. Her dirty talk, taste testing, and the two loads to her face all helped make it a good scene for me.

Scene Six: Mika Tan, the attractive Asian that had introduced most of the previous scenes, was up last as she crawled up the stairs to orally attack Lexington Steele's shaft. The initial POV camera work was pretty cool but ultimately, it was the way she milked out two loads from his lengthy penis that proved to be the biggest selling point. The sex was oral and vaginal only but she seemed content at talking out the loads as much as working them out with her body and this added a different dynamic to the action. I wish she did more with him (the scene seemed very short) but her fans will likely appreciate the size disparity between the two and bodily limitations she encountered here.

Summary: Silverback Attack might not have been director Lexington Steele's best effort to date but it was certainly strong enough to warrant a rating of Recommended for fans of interracial sexual activity. The technical matters were pretty decent, the amount of fuck for the buck reasonable, and the cast of ladies was largely pleasing so the addition of the fun BTS extra by the talented Tina Tyler was just icing on the cake. Lex has offered better in recent years but this new series may soon improve to the point where it surpasses a few of his others if given the chance. Check it out and I think you'll see what I mean.

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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