Cast: Naomi, Annette Schwartz, Manuel Ferrara, Joe Blow, Johnny Fender, Mike Hash, Joe Rock, D. Snoop, Marie Luv, John Strong, Michael Stefano, Tiffany Rayne, Nici Sterling, Melissa Lauren, James Deen, Claudio, Chris Charming
Length: 191.5 minutes
Date of Production: 4/21/2006
Extras: This being a double disc set, I was wondering what extras could possibly be provided to enhance the value any more than the scenes provided in the main disc (I liked that the movie was completely contained on the first disc). As long as the scenes were, the extra had 3.5 minutes of bonus footage (where some glimmers of insight were provided as to the energy levels and fun factor the movie had in spades). I didn't care about the cumshot recap or limited filmographies or the photogallery but the 37 minute long Behind the Scenes feature added some solid value to the already excellent set. If you like the ladies at all, you'll appreciate getting to see even more of them in various states of undress, with Jake Malone doing a decent job of assisting with the camera. The interviews were funny and if I could afford to be Tiffany's "sugar daddy", I'd pay extra for the airbrushing she underwent for the scene. The other excellent extra I enjoyed was the 20.5 minute long series of photoshoots as the cast were primped and seductively posing with some added BTS commentary. In all, it was a very solid selection of extras made specifically for this release rather than the "add on" material most companies seem to think consumers want. I would've liked another audio commentary and some bonus sex scenes with the cast but this was still well above average in terms of quality extras (and far more than you should expect given the length of the movie).
Audio/Video Quality: Evilution was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as originally shot for DVD by director Manuel Ferrara for Evil Angel. The colors were solid, the fleshtones accurate, and the lighting almost always pretty good; making the picture look decent. Lighting varied by the scenes and the last scene, for example, showed substantial changes taking place as though they took a lunch break and relit the scene after starting it up again. The amount of grain and video noise were fairly light as a result so while it wasn't the best I've seen from Michael, it was better than most gonzo productions. There were no compression artifacts or video noise noticed during the scenes but the strength of the visuals was how the composition of the shots almost always enhanced the looks or perceived passion of the scenes. The scene shot in Kylie Ireland's downtown dungeon was especially hot in terms of the visuals though the audio suffered as a result of the brick walls reflecting the audio harshly. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo English with minimal separation between the channels and a standard dynamic range, making it nothing special in this sense but not bad either.
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Body of Review: Evil Angel has added some fine directors of late including Erik Everhard and Manuel Ferrara, two of my very favorite gonzo directors in porn in recent years. Manuel has always struck me as one of the nicest guys in porn, possessing a quiet, friendly nature that speaks volumes as to his confidence in what he does for a living. He seemed touched when I discussed my review of his blockbuster release of 2005, Mind Fuck, appreciating that someone took the time to closely look at what he was doing rather than churn out a review on an assembly line as happens in the review world much like movies are made in the industry. Well, like Erik, Manuel is now evolving his style as he makes the switch to Evil Angel, offering something rather special in the form of Evilution; a series of vignettes that use a variety of techniques to provide some incredible replay value and great scenes that rival anything his peers have been making. Here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that fans of gonzo will be hard pressed to find more than a handful of titles with more value and that no condoms were used:
Scene One: Naomi, the gal featured on the right hand side of the front DVD cover with the great ass, was up first as an uptight wife who was in need of finding her nastier side as she walked in on Annette Schwartz sucking off Manuel Ferrara. Her loss for words could be taken as typical bad porn acting or maybe a very real manner of speech (in real life, unlike Hollywood, people don't always come off as particularly eloquent). Annette's POV blowjob was sloppy and nasty in all the right ways with her fetish attire enhancing her look as she all but ignored Naomi's complaining. Naomi paraded off to get made up and strip off her clothing in the luxurious bathroom for the couple to continue without her assistance. Manuel was rough on Annette but provided some heated tease footage with flexible Annette doing a fine job of it. The editing of upset Naomi getting into a fetish outfit (as seen on the cover), Annette's teasing, and the oral were all splendid examples of Manuel carving out a different scene worthy of respect. Naomi then turned into the wanton slut we all love her to be, drawing Annette away from Manuel to suck some Naomi ass. Manuel joined then and the cock sucking began by both gals as they took turns before he nailed them both hard. Annette sucked man ass too (salad tossing, how lovely) as he planked Naomi on the couch, with both ladies getting more oral and doing some foot fetish material in the process. Naomi then climbed onto his cock again with Annette on clean up duties, moving to anal after that. Annette did the waterworks show some call squirting on Naomi's head, with both gals taking the facial when he was through with them. The did cumswapping and kissing with each other and then took part in a blowbang with Joe Blow, Johnny Fender, Mike Hash, Joe Rock, and D. Snoop, as the ladies seemed to compete for seed. Naomi took the majority of semen to her face with Annette cleaning her off orally, with the scene lasting nearly an hour! Yow!
Scene Two: Marie Luv, the leggy black gal with light skin and a nasty side too, was studying up on the production process (operations management text from the looks of it) on the couch. The camera showed her fully clothed as John Strong and Michael Stefano came over for a visit. She was apparently a realtor who was showing them the house, showing them more than they bargained for in the process. They said they were looking at the house to shoot porn and flattered her by telling her how appealing she was. She gave a pole dance that worked for my pole and wiggled about until they approached her for some oral action. She has long been a good cocksucker and showed her skills for awhile as they moved about the house, leading to vaginal and anal sex in the living room. They moved into doing DP and she acted as though her ass was too tight to take their rods (she's done larger in the past, recent past too). They managed to drill her thoroughly though and she cleaned their cocks off several times (PTM, ATM) before taking their loads into her mouth. The scene showed her as more passive then usual but still giving one of her best performances to date with about a half hour of sexual depravity on hand.
Scene Three: Tiffany Rayne, the hotty airbrushed to look like a tigress on the lower middle front cover, e=was up next as the sexual pet of veteran performer Nici Sterling; who was advertised as making a one time comeback on the cover. Nici was showing her off to Manuel Ferrara, in the brick walled dungeon with Tiffany in a metal cage suspended from the rafters. Sticking an anal plug "tail" inside of Tiffany, Nici let her out to play, with some spanking and hardcore sex with Michael Stefano on the initial agenda. Nici sat back in a chair to masturbate as the couple sucked and fucked though Nici was looking pretty good too. Manuel made his move and worked over Nici after Tiffany took the facial from Manuel (oral, vaginal, anal, ATM, and a lot of heat worth watching many, many times) with Tiffany masturbating in her cage as the older couple went at one another. Nici and Manuel provided a completely different dynamic sexually; going slower and generating substantial amounts of heat though he went to Tiffany for some clean up as well. Nici is not a kid any more but the scene proved she still had what it takes to generate the kinds of passion fans admire, and this scene lasted over an hour with her getting a mouthful too. The way the scene worked on two completely different angles gave it the kind of legs I liked about Manuel's big hit last year, Mind Fuck, and will stand out in my mind as a top pick for a very long time. Whew!
Scene Four: Melissa Lauren, an attractive brunette, was up in a domination theme to close out the movie. She was bound and gagged, running away in the rain as Manuel followed her in the car at night. She was freezing cold and related how she was kidnapped and he tried to rape her with James Deen as her apparent savior. This being porn, he was soon warming her up nicely on the couch with Manuel stalking her from outside as he watched the action. She was sucking James' cock when Claudio, Chris Charming, and John Strong came back into the room and she started blowing them too. The mood lightened up substantially and the men took turns screwing her pussy then ass as she talked dirty and demanded ever more from them. There was a lot of DP action going on and the lighting subtly changed over the course of the scene (okay, maybe not so subtly) to the point where it was too bright by the time she sucked their loads out into her mouth. Still, it was yet another great scene if you get past the creepy opening of it with the kind of twisted ending I half expected. Wow!
Summary: Evilution showed Manuel Ferrara as he evolved into something more than just a director of "couch gonzo", with the scenes looking like they were shot recently rather than leftovers from previous years. The casting was superb, the amount of fuck for the buck off the scale, and the extras nicely complimented the double disc package of wonderfully perverse scenes. I especially liked how Manuel allowed the cast to fully explore their sexuality for as long as they could sustain the heat, with minimal editing to interrupt the flow of the passion shown. The length of the scenes also gave them plenty of replay value that will give the title the kind of legs most porn lacks though I'm sure those of you with quick triggers might disagree. For me, I thought the set warranted the highest rating of all as a DVD Talk Collector's Series pick for all it had to offer fans of hardcore sex. In short, Evilution is another step in the evolution of Evil Angel, a company already known for some of the best porn in the jizz biz, offering lots of stroke value to the masses.
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