Extras: The best extra for me was the 29.5 minutes worth of solo masturbation scenes by the ladies on the couch. Each had several minutes to get wet and tasty, showing off some seriously appealing moves by themselves. The other noteworthy extra was the 27.5 minute long Behind the Scenes feature, providing a lot of background information, tease, and sex to add to the value of the DVD. There was also a selection of pop shots from the scenes, a photogallery, trailers, and a double sided DVD cover (only covers on the second side though).
Audio/Video Quality: Ass Factor 4 was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by director Paulo Banana for release by DVSX. The lighting was solid and that limited any visual flaws, with the majority of camerawork enhancing to the ladies of the show. A keen eye for composition is important and whomever Paulo had working with him seems to be very talented to say the least. There was no grain or compression artifacts, making the overall visual aspect of the movie well worth checking out. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English encoded track with little separation or significant dynamic range, indicative of most porn shot these days. There were some moments when the levels were too low but I doubt most of you will care about that fact given the visual elements.
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Body of Review: Paulo Banana is a director that I've seen make some very appealing porn over recent months with a variety of tricks up his sleeve to showcase some of the finest ladies he has access to given the budgets of his movies. That said, his latest release is Ass Factor 4, a continuation of the series I've watched for some time now. The past entries in the series have been a mixed bit of porn though with the very appealing opener (Ass Factor 1) providing a lot more stroke material than the far weaker Ass Factor 2. Different directors have different styles so it's interesting to see others pick up where previous directors left off and this was a case of a new guy showing some real skill in his work. That said, here's a look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used and most of the scenes were really good.
Scene One: Monica Sweetheart, the lovely lass featured on the lower left hand corner of the front DVD cover, was up first as Paulo appeared fascinated by her shapely ass. The lingerie enhanced her curvy form more than a little bit and she teased the camera for awhile, masturbating with a glass anal plug to ready herself for the action to come. Talon was the lucky fellow to play with her that day, getting some great head from her and kissing her as though they were old friends. The oral was solid but her vaginal seemed a little off, with the anal easily her favorite hole to poke. She rode him enthusiastically as though she had an itch to scratch, bouncing up and down like crazy on his shaft. She proved that ATM was not a problem for her as well, and this decent scene ended with her taking a mouthful of his semen though not swallowing it.
Scene Two: Aurora Snow, the lean blonde on the upper middle of the front DVD cover, was up next as she teasingly offered her ass (and other body parts) up for inspection, telling Paulo that the best cure for hiccups is giving a blowjob. Aurora has long appealed to the fans by the way she seems to enjoy getting anally pilfered by a variety of men and objects as she works her way through school. This scene was no exception as she took a glass plug up the ass to ready herself for the action with real life lover Jay Ashley, even taking on two plugs for a technical DP. The oral was even better than the last scene in terms of sheer enthusiasm and energy, Aurora using her hand to gland action to enhance the hummer all the more. Her vaginal was just as active as her anal too, making the scene a very balanced one in terms of overall appeal and quality. I know some of you think of the performers as slabs of meat but even though this hotty isn't my favorite gal in porn these days, she was a lot more than that and whatever field she decides to get into; I think she'll succeed (or is that suck seed?). It ended when she jerked out his minor league load to her tongue and seemed to be a very good scene for replay value.
Scene Three: Cali Cumz, an attractive blonde with a smoking hot body, and Lucy Thai, the cute Asian on the upper right hand side of the front DVD cover were up next as Paulo continued to assist during the tease and masturbation portion of the scenes. Lee Stone was the lucky guy to work with these two gals after they diddled themselves silly, getting some fair head from them before they took turns riding his cock. This scene lost points because the action was strictly vaginal and the penetration part of the scene wasn't all that actively performed before the pop shot and cumswap finished it up.
Scene Four: Kami Andrews, the seductive brunette on the lower right hand side of the front DVD cover, was up next in a scene with black Junior King. She skipped the tease in favor of sucking him off, again proving my theory that while her looks aren't "classic porn star", her skills are well above average compared to her peers in the field. Paulo jammed the glass dildo in her ass while she sucked Junior's dick, never missing a stroke as she worked him up heatedly. She always manages to give the fans their money's worth, and such was the case here with an active ride in both pussy and ass, beating out even the talented Aurora Snow for title of best skilled performer of the show. If you're already a fan, check out the BTS where you can see her nastier side too but this was one smokingly appealing scene.
Scene Five: Savannah Stern, a skinny newcomer with a pretty face and a fresh look to her, was up next as the 19 year old posed for Paulo before the glass dildo routine began. She claimed that she wasn't going to do anal sex for the scene (several hearty "No's" said it all) but she was fun to watch masturbate. Her partner for the scene was KD and she gave him a very accomplished blowjob before they boned. When she was in cowgirl, she rode him very actively, proving to be someone worth keeping an eye on in the future for how good she seemed to do her job. I didn't really care about the lack of anal except that the theme of the show seemed advertised around it. Give her a bit of time to learn some extra moves and add a few pounds to her frame and she'll be prepared for some contract work in no time.
Scene Six: Nikki Hilton, a cute gal with a firm butt and some nice lingerie (I love fishnets), was already sucking Derek Pierce's cock on the bed when Paulo walked in on them. He joined to feel her up as the scene partners went down on each other in a 69. The oral was least impressive here but I've been told how great a lay she is so I patiently waited and after she finally got to sit on his cock, she provided a fairly warm bout of vaginal screwing. If I didn't know any better, I'd say they were real life partners by the chemistry they seemed to have for one another, though this was another scene that lacked anal sex. The facial was minimal and she showed some untapped potential worth looking into, even if the scene wasn't as good as the others.
Summary: Ass Factor 4 was far from a perfect flick but the amount of fuck for the buck was enhanced by the selection of ladies from all parts of the career ladder (some fresh and new while others were well established acts worth more than a glance). The extras also added something special to the DVD presentation and the technical values were a notch or two above what was expected. There were some minor rough spots in need of polishing up but the replay value combined with all the other factors here encouraged me to label this one as Highly Recommended.
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