Cast: Olivia O'Lovely, Mark Ashley, Benjamin Bratt, Mandy Bright, Claudio Meloni, Jay Ashley, Mickey G., Cameron James, Steve Hooper, Kaylynn, Lexington Steele, Julie Robbins, Trent Tesoro, Selena Silver, Manuel Ferrara, Steve Holmes, Bridgette Kerkove, Mark Wood, Katja Kassin, Britney Foster, Pat Myne
Length: 174.5 minutes
Dates of Production: 4/10/2003 to 12/9/2003 (box); 4/17/2003 to 12/9/2003 (credits)
Extras: There was a photogallery, double sided DVD cover, popshot compilation, some trailers, and spam.
Audio/Video Quality: Ass Takers 2 was presented in the same 1.33:1 ratio full frame color it was shot in by directors Bridgette Kerkove and Pat Myne for Metro Interactive's FusXion line. The quality of the scenes varied more than a little bit at times but the colors were nicely accurate, the amount of grain minimal, and the lighting pretty solid although some of the camera angles weren't flattering to all of the women. The editing also seemed rushed in some cases but I think the overall quality of the visual aspects of the movie were favorable. The 2.0 Dolby Digital English audio was presented in the same minimal separation and dynamic range I'm used to but it wasn't much different than scores of other releases these days so I won't bag on it too hard.
Body of Review: Bridgette Kerkove and Pat Myne were once two of Metro Interactive's FusXion line of DVDs that I enjoyed so much. These were the high end gonzo productions that literally put Metro back on the map for me after they fell prey to budget cuts and other assorted internal problems. I never got to see many of them but more often than not, at least at first, they were really great stroke material. That said, Metro has taken to re-releasing various scenes of the line in compilations (though I wish they'd label them as such) with the latest being Ass Takers 2, using mostly Pat's scenes but a pick or two from Bridgette as well, with a strong emphasis on anal action. I like many of the performers on the compilation so I found this to be a solid selection for personal enjoyment, even if the label made a few mistakes. That said, here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used and several genuine appearing creampies were in evidence:
-- sponsored by --
Scene One: American Ass 2: Olivia O'Lovely, a fleshy brunette with wonderful curves and the kind of cock loving attitude you'd love to meet up with, was up first with Mark Ashley and Benjamin Bratt as director Pat Myne coaxed her on. While the voyeur aspect of his ongoing commentary appealed to me a few years back, I have grown out of enjoying it that much (put an audio commentary on the DVD next time), it didn't grate on my nerves too much. She sucked them both off and they played with her body, spanking her ass and eventually boning her mouth, pussy, and ass fairly well. Some of the action was decidedly mechanical since she didn't seem to have much chemistry with them but as a fan of hers, I could easily use it to get off. The worst part about the scene was that her trademarked passion and energetic riding was not nearly as present here, her acting too passively for my tastes. It ended with a facial and a vaginal creampie for those who care but it was only an average scene for her.
Scene Two: Assassin: "Mandy Bright, another talented hotty in the porn world for years, wore a red fishnet outfit as she danced at the top of the staircase. She had a butt plug with a tail attached stretching her out for the scene to come. After some more tease and masturbation, she took on Claudio Meloni, Jay Ashley, and Mickey G. on a couch. She did a lot of oral and straight sex but also a ton of anal sex with DP action. One surprise was how much technical DP action she did, using a toy in place of one dick, since that isn't common when there are enough dicks present to fill all three holes. She also did plenty of PTM and ATM before they unloaded on her lovely face. On a down note, she didn't swallow either but the rest of the time, she was a dynamo of sexual energy."
Scene Three: Ass Brand New 2: Cameron James, a gal with lightened hair and some nice curves, was one of the uncredited ladies on the DVD for no good reason. She started out this Pat Myne movie with an anal glass butt plug stretching her out and Steve Hooper walking over with his cock out for sucking as she masturbated. Her white top, matching fishnet stockings, red belt, silver necklace combination was what tipped me off to which movie it came from (I had only seen it once though) and while her oral wasn't all that great here, she gave an active ride in his lap. The anal slowed her down but she did engage in a fair amount of scene heating dirty talk and even the technical weaknesses of the camera work did not diminish the value of the scene for draining your balls. It ended when she rubbed his nuts and he jerked off to her face in this not bad scene.
Scene Four: Ass Watcher 1: Kaylynn, "another hotty from this year's show (she even offered to buy me a drink, the sweety), showed off her long, lean body as she washed a car in tight shorts. I liked the look but I have come to appreciate Pat's vision of providing the gals in fishnets and other fancy lingerie so I was a little dejected until I saw her change into such an outfit when the car was finished (whew!). She put on a fishnet body stocking that really accentuated her curves and she began working on Lexington Steele's dick. Like Aria, she wasn't able to deep throat him, but she got him good and hard in short order, with the two boning in no time at all. After minimal work, he was balls deep in her pussy, hammering away like a demon obsessed, and she appeared to enjoy it just as much since she was bouncing up and down on him like crazy. She also licked his dick clean between the positions (PTM), and gave him a chance to lick her crotch a bit, but it was obvious that while she enjoyed it, she wanted back on the Lex machine. Not long after some more pussy action, she took him up her tight ass, taking most of his pole inside her, licking it off at the end. Whew!"
Scene Five: Bottomless 1: Julie Robbins, a gal that was tragically killed in a car accident last year(?), wore a great black PVC outfit that enhanced her looks as she coyly teased Trent Tesoro. In some ways, she reminded me of Alexa Rae in her facial expressions, paying more attention to Trent than the camera (a good thing mind you). The generic couch setting was fine since the appeal came strictly from her vocal, nasty ride, ("you've got a dirty little whore on your cock" type of thing) and this was one of her better rides in my opinion, even though it had too much ATM (ass to mouth). The emphasis was definitely on anal and she was a gal that could take it very aggressively, marking it as a good scene to include on this compilation. It ended when he jerked off a load to her pussy and gaping ass, jumping the shark right at the end for me.
Scene Six: Double Impact 2: "Selena Silver, a lean brunette from Australia that doesn't look nearly as old as her true age, started off the movie with the formulaic tease footage that Pat (and I) like so much. Her all natural body and willingness to do anything directors want have made her a minor favorite in the industry and fans will appreciate this scene a lot. Her partners this time were Manuel Ferrara and Steve Holmes, the tag team duo from overseas, and the oral action was her best asset as she took both of them into her stretchable mouth. They did some rough sex too (slapping being the most common) but the vaginal and anal with plenty of DP action was the primary focus. The standing DP was the best in terms of fun but the bent over version on the couch seemed the position she enjoyed the most (with her wailing like a banshee about it). In all, it was a decent scene by someone with a modicum of talent for sexual activity on camera with a touch of passion and some minor heat to display. It ended with a creampie and swallowing session for fans." As a side note, she was not credited on the cover or credits either, with Shy Love being placed there instead (an apparent confusion of identity from the looks of it).
Scene Seven: Juicy: "Bridgette Kerkove, the reigning Queen of anal sex, was up next. She pranced about in a pink outfit, garters and stockings that looked much like the one she wore on the front DVD cover (just a different color). Despite all the criticism this gal has endured over the years, she still has what it takes to get men off, either in person or by showing off her talents in movies. Guys that like meaty pussy lips will even appreciate her spread since they seem to have grown as fast as her implants. Her partner for the scene was the every-man porn stud, Mark Wood, a guy that gets the job done without the temperament of some of the pretty boys of porn. They serviced each other orally and her large anal plug stretched her out for easy anal penetration. Like the others, she took to the anal really easily and the ATM seemed so natural with her. The sex was a bit slower in pace at first but her scene was the longest so she had the ability to build up over more time than the others did. The scene ended as it was supposed to and this meant Mark came in her gaping asshole while she held her cheeks open."
Scene Eight: Lethal Injections: Katja Kassin, my biggest reason for picking up this compilation, had a fresh look to herself and the neon red hair she used to wear (leading me to think that it was indeed shot in 2003 unlike many of the other scenes). She was in pink & black lingerie by the top of the glass banister as she sucked off Manuel Ferrara. There wasn't nearly enough tease here but she was in fine form as she enthusiastically blew him (deepthroated him too). This led to an anal act that could best be described as the two appearing almost as though they were lovers; looking into one another's eyes and savoring the moment more than just actively bumping uglies. She did ATM and he did tend to her needs a bit too, but I appreciated the silence given them to enjoy one another with that a talking director would have ruined. The fact that she had goose bumps told me all I needed to know and the ending anal creampie did not weaken it either.
Scene Nine: American Ass 1: Britney Foster, once an up & comer in porn, started off the last scene already underway as she masturbated with an anal plug stretching herself while she fingered her pussy. I remember when she came on the scene as the significant other of Pat Myne and he appreciated her great looks as much as any man alive (he spoke of her glowingly to me before they broke up). She didn't get a lot of oral in during the early portions of the scene and went almost immediately to anal as he talked during the scene (Pat would be better if he limited his commentaries a bit more, okay, a lot more). He didn't forget tapping her pussy either but this was a very short scene with most of the action resulting in him going from hole to hole as she requested before he jerked off to her face and body in the pile driver position.
Summary: Ass Takers 2 was better than I thought it would be given the amount of fuck for the buck and strength of the scenes chosen for the compilation. I have long appreciated Pat Myne's work as a director (he came in tied for second place as a director one year) and with a few caveats, I found all of the scenes here to be worth a look or two (or several in the cases of the better scenes). As such, I thought a rating of Recommended was appropriate thanks to the cast, technical values and sheer amount of footage included on the DVD. Pat's recent work at Third Degree has continued his evolution as a director too but it's always good to explore a director's roots, especially when they are so extensive and quality oriented.
---- 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