Cast: Jenna Haze, Tommy Gunn, Aurora Snow, Tom Byron, Jamie Elle, Holly Wellin, Chris Charming, Tory Lane, Sascha, Sasha Knox, Mark Wood
Length: 144.5 minutes
Dates of Production: 4/4/2006 to 5/1/2006
Extras: The best extra for me was the 25 minute long Behind the Scenes feature. If you ever want an insider's look at a Zero Tolerance release, check out there BTS for some insider information. Seeing Mike in charge yet again was cool and his musings about the company's original motto (which I was chastised about adding into my reviews by certain people when it was apparent that there weren't many people in porn that could live up to it). Mike deserves to win awards for his BTS work but I like his movies even more). There was also a cumshot loop, a photogallery, and a number of trailers to movies like Double Decker Sandwich, Who's Your Daddy?, Big Rack Attack, Drive Thru, Virgin Surgeon, Gaper Maker, and Fine Ass Babes. Note: There was no Striptease extra as advertised on the DVD box cover.
Audio/Video Quality: Grand Theft Anal 9 was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color, as shot by Mike Quasar for director Wendi Knight to be released by Zero Tolerance. The lighting was good, limiting the grain and video noise, but the colors looked darker and more saturated than I've seen from the company in a long time. The picture wasn't always perfect but the composition of the shots was as solid as I remember Mike providing in the past, always enhancing the look of the ladies in their scenes substantially. There were no compression artifacts observed and the overall visual quality was pretty good, as expected. The audio registered on my receiver as 2.0 Dolby Digital but the vocals varied a fair amount in terms of loudness and the music ended after the scenes truly began. I didn't notice anything that would give your home theatres a work out but the audio properties did not detract from the experience. Fans of Spanish can listen to the secondary audio track in that language too; I found it to be an okay dub though only spot checked it.
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Body of Review: Mike Quasar is to Zero Tolerance as Robby D. is to Digital Playground; their super weapon in terms of directing, camerawork, or handling just about any technical capacity called upon to make others look good. His track record there and at Metro were sufficient to give him a lot of recognition when the DVD format and internet became so popular, whereas he would have otherwise stayed relatively anonymous (still happily collecting a check and taking care of Critter but left out of the limelight). Well, in his usual capacity for the company, he now provides us with Grand Theft Anal 9, the latest in the series of hardcore anal action he has worked on for the last several years. Given the cast listing on the cover, I think many fans will have already picked up a copy but here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting no condoms were used:
Scene One: Jenna Haze, the lean little cutie on the front DVD cover and one of the seven wonders of the porn world to hear her fans speak of her, was up first in the checkered outfit that hugged her figure of so well. She was in the game room and teasing while atop the pool table, masturbating with an anal plug quite easily before she was partnered up with studly Tommy Gunn. He took over the toy as he used it to further stretch her anal cavity, leading to a very pleasing blowjob by her as he offered up his meaty member for sucking. Say what you will about Jenna but she has long been in tune with her oral skills and this scene was no different, with the possible exception that it was a clean hummer instead of the sloppy style so in favor by fans these days. Once that was taken care of, he started banging her hot little ass as she coaxed him verbally, adding to the fun of the scene more than a little to help make up for her relatively passive anal romp with him (she let him do most of the work). There was a lot of ATM (ass to mouth) and she did work out his load onto her tongue but this was a far cry from her work in the acclaimed Jenna Haze: Dark Side.
Scene Two: Aurora Snow, in a sexy little pink bikini and fishnet stockings, was up next as she toyed with the camera and a dildo at the same time on a couch. I love her kittenish little noises and attitude so the initial tease was great by me as she prepared for the action with her ass in the air. Her partner for the scene turned out to be Houstonian Tom Byron, who plunged the toy deep inside the youthful hotty easily before sticking it in her mouth for cleaning off. She greatly preferred his cock though so the ensuring oral was a nice upgrade for both the viewer and Aurora (I suppose Tom would think so as well) with her aggressively sucking him off during a standing blowjob. It wasn't obvious to the camera angle but it looked like she was fingering his ass as she blew him, a trick that he has long enjoyed in his scenes but he gave her a few licks too before pounding her tight little ass. I'm a fan of her perfect pucker so your mileage may vary from mine but her verbal coaxing and facial expressions helped edge me ever closer to the brink (without even touching myself) though the doggy didn't give her much room to pump back. The missionary was similar in that sense and it was up to the cowgirl action to save the day. That was when she rode him hard and wet, impaling herself on his rod like she was milking him dry, following up with a slightly slower reversal before the inevitable spooning and facial. From the ending angle, she looked a whole lot like Britney Spears (I suppose if Hillary Scott doesn't work out, Aurora could play the porn equivalent; Britney Rears). It was a good scene though not her best work to date.
Scene Three: Jamie Elle, a coy little vixen that has been making the rounds in gonzo shoots a lot of late, was up next in her checkered pink, black & white outfit on the couch. As one of the best looking gals in the cast, it was easy to see why muscular Tommy Gunn was infatuated with her ass; fingering it before she showed why she has been called an oral virtuoso when it comes to cock. That led, of course, to the anal hammering that he gave her as she impaled her ass rapidly on his rod on the couch. The red tint of the lighting was a nuisance but she didn't give me much time to worry about it as she continued her verbal assault during the active ride. The mouth shot ended the action with her giving him some post coital sucking before swallowing down every drop.
Scene Four: Holly Wellin, a brunette that looked different to me for some reason, was up next in the bed as she followed the formula to the light musical interlude. Her neon blue and pink outfit was fetching on her and her pretty eyes seemed to dare the viewer to leave their penis in their pants as she masturbated and roughed herself up while looking defiantly at the camera. The large red jelly dildo was big enough to split a lesser talent in two but she worked it in like a champion, wiggling it around to show her grasp of the basics in the scene. She did some ATM but gladly swapped out for the real live cock of Chris Charming when he jumped into bed with her. The dynamic of the anal here was that she was gyrating on his cock as he pumped away like a madman. Much has been said about his lack of rhythm in bed but given the sheer size of his cock compared to some of the "pretty boys" that do most of the trash talking, I think most women are more apt to jump Chris and leave all the mirrors the others worship at home. She was another active rider of cock but the virtual homage to Ginger Lynn's hip manipulation aside, I thought she was underrated compared to what I saw here. Chris eventually ended it by popping his load into and around her gaping ass, showing some of the others how it should be done.
Scene Five: Tory Lane, a busty brunette with a dirty mouth, was up next in a pink satin outfit that showed her off well in the bedroom. I'm a fan of hers and her combination of nasty talk, good looks, and exceptional skill have long been enough to dry my balls dry as could be so when I saw her teasing the camera with a sense of abandon, I knew I'd be struggling to keep my clothes on and finish this review. Her anal fingering went smoothly and that heart shaped ass of hers was certainly worth a load or two all by itself but she proved to be as good as ever when Sascha joined her. The anal plug and oral portion of the scene showed her on fire and the footage from the BTS made me certain that she was into the scene. She gave her throaty cries up very naturally, going slightly over the top but managing to convince that at least some of it was due to the physical pleasure she received from the anal boning. If anything, she was in charge of her own destiny as she took control of him and seemed ready to pop a few times. It ended with a pop to her gape that she fed to her willing mouth and that closed this sweet little bout of anal action.
Scene Six: Sasha Knox, wearing a similar outfit to the one the others had (racing theme all the way), followed the formulaic approach and stripped as she continually eyed the camera. She's the newcomer of the cast but showed a good level of skill as she masturbated on the ottoman with her purple jelly dildo and orally cleaned it. She was partnered up with everyman Mark Wood who took to spanking her fleshy rump as he admired her genetic gifts. This had the effect of turning her on by the looks of it and she practically tore his pants off to get at his dick, sucking him like he had the money of Bill Gates, the looks of Leonardo DiCaprio, and the writing skills of yours truly (let's face it, if you have the first two qualities, you needn't write all that well). The excellent oral gave way to a fair anal ride though it was decidedly more mixed than most of the other scenes. Her over the top vocals struck me as far more fake than Tory's and while she looked good to me, the overall heat suffered when she relied too heavily on him to provide the motion in most positions. Still, I think she proved she could keep up with the big names pretty well and the facial was proof she could swallow. With some minimal work, she could really hit it harder though.
Summary: Grand Theft Anal 9 was attributed to director Wendi Knight and while I don't recall seeing her in a single frame of footage in the lengthy BTS feature, she gets the kudos and jeers for the various aspects of the production. The technical matter of the dark tint and over saturation was a bit of a pain, and the lack of the advertised strip tease extra sucked but the overall level of fuck for the buck merited a rating of at least a Recommended despite these issues. Jenna Haze and Aurora Snow have such large followings of fans that the production should be a success based strictly on their scenes alone but as good as Aurora was, some of the others provided equally heated scenes in my estimation. In short, Grand Theft Anal 9 was another feather in the cap of Mike more than anyone else but all of the ladies provided reason to pick up a copy for your personal pleasure.
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