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Studio: Platinum X Pictures » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 7/12/06

XCritic's Advice: Watch On Demand


Platinum X Pictures

Genre: Gonzo, Anal

Director: Martin Del Toro

Cast: Kelly Wells, John Strong, Michael Stefano, Brian Surewood, Taryn Thomas, Harley, Haley Scott, Aaralyn Barra, Tony T., Cindy Crawford, Chris Charming, Benjamin Brat, Tyla Wynn; Monica Sweetheart & Alex (bonus blowjob scene only)

Length: 155.5 minutes

Dates of Production: 3/1/2006, 3/2/2006, 3/4/2006, 3/9/2006, 3/17/2006, 3/24/2006

Extras: The best extra for most people will be the bonus blowjob scene by Monica Sweetheart on "Alex" in POV fashion. It lasted 9.5 minutes and showed why so many fans have fallen for her oral skills in the past, serving as a great extra. There was also a really interesting 17 minute long Behind the Scenes feature that showcased several of the ladies and provided extra hardcore footage of them in action. The interviews weren't as lengthy or revealing this time but fans will still find a nugget or two of worthy information to gleam out of it so lay down the remote control when watching it. There was also a photogallery, a double sided DVD cover (the second side was only a set of covers though), and the back cover once again advertised a cumshot recap that was not present on the DVD; thankfully, that's a shitty extra to begin with or I'd have lowered the score-again!).

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Assacre was presented in the original 1.33:1 ratio full frame color it was shot in by director Martin Del Toro for Platinum X Pictures. The lighting was solid in most cases, reducing the grain & video noise to minimal levels. The composition of the shots was almost always somewhat favorable to the ladies and helped enhance their already decent looks though there was a bit more movement with the camera during some of the close ups than I generally prefer. The DVD mastering was solid as well and this is an area where Red Light District/Platinum X Pictures has long proven to be ahead of the pack. The only point of contention some of you will have is with the light watermark on the lower right hand corner of the screen but it really wasn't all that noticeable to me given the fisheye effect employed during the scenes. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo with crisp vocals and none of the lame music getting in the way once the sex scenes started. I really didn't mind that there was no separation or that the dynamic range was only slightly better than average since I could hear everything but more vocals would've been appreciated.

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Body of Review: Platinum X Pictures has seen more stable times but the addition of directors like wildcard Martin Del Toro have proven to be largely favorable in terms of getting some new blood showing a different viewpoint in gonzo as a result. While he has been somewhat hit or miss with me of late, I went in watching his latest flick, Assacre, with the hope it would be another hit; even if the reality of the movie proved to be a case of running out of steam too soon. Here's a look at the anal antics that took place, noting that every gal did lots of anal and oral with little let up and no condoms:

Scene One: Kelly "Fuckin" Wells, a gal with lightened hair and a reputation for extremely hardcore anal sex, was up first as she masturbated on the couch with a huge anal plug stretching her ass. She didn't get in much tease when John Strong, Michael Stefano, and Brian Surewood all walked over to give her some cock to suck; a feat she more than willingly complied with. I know that some of you think she's awesome and others hate how over the edge she can be but if you like gals that do it all with a smile, you'd be hard pressed to find a gal as devoted to going all the way as she is. They throatfucked her to the point of gagging, screwed her pussy and ass like she was a fuck hole to be serviced, and even went so far as doing a DAP (double anal; two cocks in the ass at the same time, bareback) with the DP and airtight phases lasting longer. She ended the scene by drinking the semen down like a margarita, salad tossing a little and displaying a huge gape for fans. She could have been more active in some positions but it was a scene designed for the jaded into extreme abuse sex.

Scene Two: Taryn Thomas, a beautiful brunette wearing a sexy corset and knee high boots, was up next in the parade of pussy on display. Martin called her an anal whore more than once, jamming a clear toy inside her before getting her Harley and Brian Surewood as her meat puppets to choke on. The noisy, sloppy blowjob style that some of you enjoy far more than I do was clearly her favorite manner of sucking men off; her showing some active skill at doing so. Harley had some difficulty keeping an erection but Brian made up for it as he tapped that ass while she demanded more of him. The biggest issue I had with the action was that while she was a vocal harlot, she did not actively ride the cock, weakening the scene for me even though I think she's a hotty. She swallowed the loads at the end (after doing some substantial ATM that is) and drank them out of the glass like the last scene but it simply wasn't her best work to date.

Scene Three: Haley Scott, a very talented anal princess that is increasingly popular these days, has pretty blue eyes and a positive attitude in almost all her scenes that turns even the most jaded of men on (present company included). After getting christened with a large black anal plug, she was made to suck a big dildo before she expressed her desire for some real cock in the form of John Strong, Brian Surewood, and Tony T.; all of whom seemed to appreciate her oral skills as much as any man alive would. Her fishnet stockings stripper shoes, and PVC corset enhanced her already splendid look but looks aside; she was a dynamo with their meat packages in all three holes. She got airtight at one point and her lily white skin contrasted nicely with their tans; acting like a cock socket for them to bone as they wished. Tony thankfully kept quiet and she was clearly the vocal focal point of the scene (though John could've put a sock in it too). Her DP action was sweet and the ending swallowing with the glass routine was decent too. Whew!

Scene Four: Aaralyn Barra, the gal on the front DVD cover, was wearing the same fetish outfit in the scene as she was on the cover, seeming a bit inconvenienced as the director interviewed her during the tease session where he stuck a small set of toys in her nether regions for her to orally clean. As her holes were stretched, she ended up working on the meat of Tony T. and Brian Surewood, showing the world that while she may not have achieved Haley's level of skill, she was a pretty good oralist for a newbie. Tony was the more aggressive of the two men, and she returned his attitude with some of her own, giving him a look to kill at least once. The oral gave way to a series of anal trials that she set out to finish, doing some somewhat mechanically before doing the swallowing bit with the glass.

Scene Five: Cindy Crawford, the all naturally chested bleach blonde best known as a former contract gal that did very little in porn until recently, was following the formula as she sucked the toys in her leather pants while Manuel warmed her up. She toyed with him verbally while he reacted like a maniac, resulting in her doing lots of oral and anal variations with Chris Charming, John Strong, Brian Surewood, and Benjamin Brat. Initially, she took them on in a blowbang, showing off her hairy pussy as she rode the cock of John first in her tight little ass. The others seemed to envy him but no one stood down when offered sloppy seconds, thirds, or fourths from her. They played with her feet a little bit but the scene showed that while she is now a better gonzo gal than she ever was as a prima donna contract performer, she wasn't able to actively ride the cocks. Like the other scenes, they popped in her mouth and she spit the semen into a glass to swallow; making me wonder what was the fascination with this act for the director.

Scene Six: Tyla Wynn, a gal much like Kelly in scene one in how she comes across as an extreme queen, was barely dressed in a skimpy outfit and had far too much make up on (Priss in Blade Runner had less war paint on) but the director saw fit to ready her holes with toys nonetheless. This led to her getting the treatment by Brian Surewood, John Strong, and Tony T., showing little special about the act. They tore into her like crazy but she did not show any real active riding skills; and I've seen her ride like a wild child numerous times in the past so it wasn't her problem this time. She swallowed at the end of the scene and if you're looking for a cock socket scene to admire, this was as good as it gets but I wanted something more active on the part of the lady.

Summary: Assacre started out strong and had some serious highlights worth watching repeatedly but even a fan of gonzo porn like me found the repetitive nature of the anal tricks to lack the creativity needed to provide replay and stroke value. This proved my contention from a few moths ago that director Martin Del Toro can be very hit or miss and what I noticed weakening the scenes for me the most was how some of the most sexually aggressive and active anal performers were acting passive; passive to the point where I knew that they must have been told to act that way, resulting in a rating of Rent It unless you're a slavering fanboy of the cast or into gals that act strictly as cock sockets. It wasn't the worst release I've seen of late but the limitations outweighed the strengths, marking it as a mixed bag of tricks for my enjoyment.

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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