Cast: Gianna, Rico Strong, Charlotte Stokely, Dana DeArmond, Mia Rose, Julius Ceazher, Nadia Styles
Length: 158 minutes
Date of Production: 2/4/2006
Extras: The best extra was a 30.5 minute long Behind the Scenes feature that showed the gals teasing, having sex, and preparing for their scenes. If you like the ladies in the movie, you're going to enjoy seeing them play around with lots of little clips edited in rather than all the footage of one gal kept together. I liked the way this was done and it seems to be the style of BTS that Van has used in the past. There was also a photogallery, trailers to shows like Britney Spears 2, and some spam but it wasn't a bad package overall.
Audio/Video Quality: Take It Black #4 was presented in anamorphic widescreen color with an approximate aspect ratio of 1.85:1 as originally shot by director Van Styles for Hustler Video. I've found a lot of Hustler releases to be pleasant and fun but rarely ball draining in nature so the minor issues I had with the picture didn't bother me much at all. The fleshtones were accurate and there was some very light grain but the lighting was decent (too bright at times though), the composition of the shots enhanced the look of the cast, and there were no compression artifacts to be found on this lengthy DVD release. A bit more work and I could see it beating out releases by top level gonzo companies so I continue to hope Van takes the time to push the envelop just a bit more in this area. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo English with limited separation between the channels and the kind of dynamic range you'd expect of a gonzo release (not great but not terrible either). The vocals were also too low in some cases, especially the BTS feature, without turning the audio way up.
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Body of Review: Van Styles is a director that I haven't seen enough of in the past since more often than not, I find myself walking away from his movies as though I were in one. Most people know him as the talented Hustler director in charge of some of the youth oriented titles but he now presents Take It Black #4 as another opportunity to strut his collective talents. The movie was interracial with a couple of black men getting to nail some very appealing hotties, with two scenes featuring gals that have not done interracial in the past. If you've enjoyed shows like Racial Tension, Black Cock Addiction, or Black Owned in the recent past, you're going to like this one too. Without further ado, here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were employed here:
Scene One: Gianna, an attractive brunette with some of the largest all natural breasts in porn (and I don't mean the kind that flop down around the knees), was up first as she teased the camera in the large house with no top on and only some black half shorts with suspenders between scene partner Rico Strong and her heavenly delights. She was bouncing around the place like she was happy to be taking care of a large black dick, proving to be a size queen as he felt her up. He oiled up her breasts and she continued to tease with the wet look before slobbing his knob with some good enthusiasm. The titty fuck gave way to her actively riding his manhood, with the initial chair position pretty powerful for me. She got even more active as the scene progressed with her tig old bitties swaying like crazy as she impaled herself on his rod. It ended when he rubbed out a load to her mouth to swallow. It was a great way to start the show.
Scene Two: Charlotte Stokely, the whitest gal in porn today, was up next as she teased the camera outdoors in her purple stretch pants and black thong, with black electrical tape on her nipples like it were the show in Las Vegas. She's been very active in porn of all sorts of late and her interracial skills have never been better so even the overcast day couldn't change my mind that she'd be on fire during the scene with Rico Strong. He rubbed oil on her small, all natural chest and ghostly white booty, preparing her for the action with some spanking (much like what you'll be doing if you watch the movie, though he was spanking her ass and you'll be spanking another body part). They went inside for her to blow him, working as much of his manhood into her mouth as possible, using her hand to gland combat style as best she could. Due to his size, she wasn't as able to actively ride him (and that weakened the scene for me) but it was still well worth checking out several times. It ended with the usual facial but she did not swallow it.
Scene Three: Dana DeArmond, the gal on the front DVD cover, was up next and for those who don't know her; she's almost a legend due to her presence on the internet. That said, the scene was billed as her first interracial scene and after the solid tease footage, I was ready to declare my own race to give her another shot at the concept. She looked leaner in the movie though her tease skills were above average and aside from the mixture of musical styles (that did not mix well, to be generous) and some camera effects, she was more fetching to me than the cover would've led me to believe. She teased Rico Strong before providing him with a limited blowjob (even more limited than Charlotte's, almost as though she were new to large cocks in her mouth) and offering up her pretty little pussy for him to bone with abandon. She did PTM and was playful with his cock but he did all the work since I didn't think she was capable of handling the wad he was packing. Still, for the kind of girl next door charm and the fresh meat approach she offered up, I can see why people have been creating an even bigger buzz about her (and no, I did not believe her grunts were true orgasms even if I wanted to, though she has tremendous potential as yet untapped). The facial was much smaller this time and there wasn't anything much to swallow, though she played with the ejaculate well enough.
Scene Four: Mia Rose, the cutest gal of the movie (with the possible exception of Nadia), was up next as she teased the camera with her body on some counter tops. Her outfit enhanced her look more than a little bit and fans of gals like Teagan Presley will see a lot to this gal worth exploring, from the first tease to the last drop of semen she drained out of the cock of Julius Ceazher. Like the other gals, she wasn't able to effectively deepthroat her partner (Julius isn't as long as Rico but he looked thicker in girth) but I've had far worse blowjobs than she offered up and she conveyed a sense of naughtiness with her innocent looks contrasting with her decadent sexuality. You can count me as being close to fandom for her given the booty grind she did on his lap as she bore down upon his throbbing member but the overall active ride was what impressed me the most. When she screamed out loud, I believed that he was nailing her hard and she was into it (calling for "more" as able). It was slightly rougher than some of the other scenes but the spanking was leaving marks and the way she was stretched to her limits was a sight to behold. It ended with the facial and was a very solid scene to enjoy.
Scene Five: Nadia Styles, the most playful of all the gals in the movie given her attitude in the BTS and beginning of her scene, was a solid closer as she wore a hot outfit that enhanced her already great looks even more. I wish she had a few more curves but she masturbated and teased with the best of them and the scene was billed as her first interracial effort too (for fans of black on white scenes). She was lucky enough to work with studly Rico Strong, a man that has been getting better at wielding his rod in recent months, scoring this beautiful young lady in the process. She was blindfolded and worked his meat pipe like crazy, showing the kind of enthusiasm, energy, and desire that most of us love to see in a modern porno. She was loud and used a lot of dirty talk during the vaginal sex, with some PTM for good measure. This led to anal and while the initial sex wasn't active, the way she pounded her ass on his cock towards the end of the scene made up for it. I look forward to seeing this cutie work with someone more geared to her abilities (a bit smaller cock) as I think she'll be able to unleash her inner beast during such a case but it was a well made scene nonetheless. He finished up by rubbing out a load as the formula called for, her savoring the taste as though it were a gift to be fully appreciated in her stomach.
Summary: Take It Black #4 showed that Van Styles is a capable director in other genres besides youth, though the ladies here were all fairly young too. If you like seeing white gals (some ghostly white like Charlotte Stokely) getting impaled by well endowed black men, you'll agree that this one was worth at least a rating of Recommended, if not even higher. The levels of fuck for the buck, technical matters, and excellent BTS feature, combined very nicely with the attractive ladies and the gimmick of having a leading internet hotty like Dana in her first interracial scene will certainly play well to fans. Give this one a look if you like the cast or advertised action, keeping in mind that Van has long proven to be a skilled videographer worth following.
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