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Apprentass 5

Studio: Zero Tolerance » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 7/9/06

XCritic's Advice: Skip It

Apprentass 5

Zero Tolerance

Genre: Compilation

Director: varied by scene

Cast: Flower Tucci, Mark Wood, Crispin Black, David Perry, Victoria Lantz, Mick Blue, Kyra Banks, Judy Star, Sascha, Brooke Haven, Rick Patrick, Sandra Parker, Csoky Ice, Chanel Chavez, James Deen, Lanny Barby, Joe Monti, Jasmine Byrne, Mr. Pete, Valentina Velasques, Roly Reeves, Leslie Taylor, Roxanne Hall, Sascha, Gisele, Vitor Assumpcao, Kaylynn, Sharka Blue, Francesca Felucci, Lara Stevens, Alicia Angel, Jada Fire, Esmeralda, Carmen

Length: 123.5 minutes

Dates of Production: 10/4/2004 to 4/3/2006

Extras: The best extra was the unadvertised bonus scene in bed between Vanessa Lane and Mark Wood. She gave a great ride and I tried to figure out where it came from but found no movies by Zero Tolerance or sister company Third Degree where they worked together. So, it appears to be an exclusive scene to this compilation; and a fine one at that for fans of hardcore anal action. The only other extras were the popshot loop, a photogallery, the cardboard slipcase, and trailers to shows like Who's Your Daddy?, Big Rack Attack, Drive Thru, Virgin Surgeon, Gaper Maker, and Fine Ass Babes.

Condoms: None

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Audio/Video Quality: Apprentass 5 was presented in the same 1.33:1 ratio full frame color the twenty clips were originally shot in by directors like Mike Quasar, Wendi Knight, Mark Davis, Chris Streams, and others for release by Zero Tolerance. The quality of the scenes varied a lot more than usual since they came from source material shot over the period of about 16 months, for directors of varying quality, and under the various time and budget constraints any company would have. This said, none of the scenes looked terrible and some looked quite good. The fleshtones were often very accurate, the lighting professionally handled, and the amounts of grain negligible although some of the scenes looked washed out; perhaps due to DVD mastering problems. There were minor visual flaws in many of the scenes but also nuances favorable to repeat play. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital English though there did not appear to be any separation between the vocals and the music wasn't worth mentioning.

Body of Review: Like a great many companies of late, Zero Tolerance has decided to cash in on what could be described as the compilation craze. The idea of any good compilation is to provide fans with the type of action or performer they prefer to see, much like musical compilations take the one hit wonders and group them all together. The idea of bad compilations is to simply gyp the consumer and make easy money. Zero Tolerance has made some fine porn in the last several years; ripe hunting ground for a series of compilations but my issue with them is that they routinely edit their compilations to include only the specified footage as was the case in Cum Stains 7 and Big Rack Attack. Today's review of Apprentass 5 is the same case as the 20 scenes all included anal action while editing out the rest of the scene. The back DVD cover said: "Back in business! The search for the next Apprentass is the kind of reality programming you can really get behind! With intense anal confrontations, backstabbing bitches, and severe sphincter stretching, its no wonder these sluts will do anything to be crowned the next colon queen. The drama is thick—and so are the huge cocks trying to squeeze into holes way too small and tight! Which one of these butt babes has what it takes to advance? Join us for a journey to brown town and see who will earn the right to be called the next Apprentass!" I admit that the picture of Lanny Barby on the front cover was what compelled me to pick up this title to review but I hated the weakness of edited scenes a lot so keep this in mind when making your purchasing decisions.

Rather then bore you with the almost generic nature of the scenes, suffice it to say that they all had anal action and pop shots but the rest of the footage; including the tease, the blowjobs, the vaginal and all the other stuff that made some of these scenes great in the first place was excised out. If you just want to see the anal penetration and pop shots though, this will be Nirvana for you and I'd be lying if I said that most of the women were not actively and aggressively riding cock as though possessed. Here's a casting and title breakdown of the scenes, noting that none of the men were credited so a few educated guesses were made to fill in the blanks:

Scene One: Ass Cleavage 6: Flower Tucci, Mark Wood

Scene Two: Gaper Maker 5: Crispin Black, David Perry

Scene Three: Spain in the Ass: Victoria Lantz, Mick Blue

Scene Four: Teenage Jizz Junkies 2: Kyra Banks, David Perry

Scene Five: Grand Theft Anal 7: Judy Star, Sascha

Scene Six: Strip Tease Then Fuck 6: Brooke Haven, Rick Patrick

Scene Seven: Gaper Maker 6: Sandra Parker, Csoky Ice

Scene Eight: Grand Theft Anal 8: Chanel Chavez, James Deen

Scene Nine: Fishnets 2: Lanny Barby, Joe Monti

Scene Ten: Strip Tease Then Fuck 7: Jasmine Byrne, Mr. Pete

Scene Eleven: Gaper Maker 5: Valentina Velasques, Roly Reeves, Leslie Taylor

Scene Twelve: Grand Theft Anal 7: Roxanne Hall, Sascha

Scene Thirteen: South American Pie 3: Gisele, Vitor Assumpcao

Scene Fourteen: Fishnets 3: Kaylynn, Mark Wood

Scene Fifteen: Meet the Fuckers 3: Sharka Blue, Francesca Felucci, David Perry

Scene Sixteen: Gaper Maker 6: Lara Stevens, David Perry

Scene Seventeen: Grand Theft Anal 8: Alicia Angel, Mark Wood

Scene Eighteen: Internal Cumbustion 8: Jada Fire, Mr. Pete

Scene Nineteen: Teenage Jizz Junkies 2: Esmeralda, Roly Reeves

Scene Twenty: Spain in the Ass: Carmen, David Perry

Summary: Apprentass 5 wisely used Lanny Barby as the gal on the front DVD cover and she was looking especially nice. Still, I hate edited scenes and the full title Apprentass 5: You're Fucked! seemed a bit too appropriate to me after seeing the first dozen scenes hacked up beyond recognition. Zero Tolerance has made dozens of excellent releases in the last three years (I've only picked up a handful of screeners but I've borrowed from the stashes of far more lenient reviewers so I've seen more than a few of the original scenes so I have had something to compare these versions too) and I hope that someday they'll release compilations with fewer BUT UNEDITED scenes to enjoy or at least prominently label them as such (also provide a list of titles they came from on the outside of the DVD cover for consumers). Until then, I feel obligated to rate this one as a Skip It. If you don't mind edited scenes, by all means check this one out for the pulse pounding anal action, just keep in mind that the full scenes were always better by a substantial margin.

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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