Cast: Staci Thorn, Sascha, Dillan Lauren, Scott Nails, Brooke Haven, Evan Stone, Haley Paige, Tony T., Taylor Rain, Tommy Gunn, Marlena
Non-sex role by: Jessica Jaymes, Michael Lazer, Jerry Follis
Length: 94 minutes
Date of Production: 7/29/2005
Extra's: There was a slide show and some trailers (with spam) only.
Note: The advertised Behind the Scenes feature was not on the DVD.
Audio/Video Quality: World Poke Her Tour was presented in a 1.85:1 ratio letterboxed color showing as directed by Bill Maroni for Hustler Video. The lighting was decent, leading to little grain, video noise, or other impairments, with accurate fleshtones throughout. The set was strictly a stage behind the poker tournament, making lighting easy but I would imagine that the Hustler Casino would've had something more luxurious to offer the scenes than that. The composition of the shots and editing were booth marginal with a lot of close ups that detracted from the look of the ladies at times but seemed about average for a beginner overall. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo English but I heard no separation on either my home theatre set up or my headphones, even the minimal music sounding slightly flat (the vocals were minimal too as no one apparently thought to add in any dirty talk worth noting).
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Body of Review: Hustler Video is one of the largest companies in porn, providing scores of movies each year; many of them quite strokable and quite worth your hard earned dollars. A quick look at the last year's offerings says it all in regards to their diverse assortment of smut and that also means that some really lame stuff will be made too. One such title was World Poke Her Tour, an assortment of scenes that revolved around a fictional poker game held in the Hustler Casino, perhaps more for a write off or publicity than anything else given the lack of heat and passion in the scenes. The cast was fine but even the pretense of the game was dispensed with much of the time, the gals going to the penalty box for no reason. If you're still interested, here's a look at the scenes, all of which contained anal of one sort or another but none having more than a brief cameo by hostess Jessica James and no condoms being present:
Scene One: Staci Thorn, the light haired gal in the middle of the left hand side of the front DVD cover, was up first as she actively blew Sascha as part of losing the tournament. She kept up a good level of inhalation technique by the looks of her facial cheeks and he grabbed her hair to impress upon her his need for her to suck seed. He then started tapping her pussy doggy style from behind while she moaned but it wasn't until she was on top of him that she started providing an active experience. They moved over to anal and she took a few steps backward as she let him do all the work, seeming in pain as she took his hammering before the facial. This was far from her better work except for the blowjob.
Scene Two: Dillan Lauren, the brunette seen on the lower right hand corner of the front DVD cover, was up next with Scott Nails; the pretense of a poker match now seemingly discarded (I can play the double entendre game too). She gave up an even more active hummer though she too was passive until she started to pump back in the reverse cowgirl anal position (well into her scene in fact). That saved the day for the scene as her sweaty body and facial expressions appeared to be indicative of her enjoyment; diddling herself until he eventually lost his load on her face (and it was a large load).
Scene Three: Brooke Haven, the blonde on the middle of the right hand side of the cover, was up next with the mighty Evan Stone in the penalty box. The focus was definitely on her box though as he skipped the preliminaries to go right to pounding her pussy, giving a slight lick or two but eschewing the blowjob for the moment in order to get some of that tight cookie of hers. A couple of vaginal positions and anal positions later, she was finally riding his cock as though she were into the action, bouncing on him in her ass like she wanted it there. Why the ladies were acting so passive was never made clear (perhaps the missing BTS footage would have told the story) but the ones that at least made an attempt at the end of their scenes were appreciated more than a little by me. The scene also ended with a generic pop shot to her face that she didn't shy away from.
Scene Four: Haley Paige, the cute gal with brown hair on the lower left hand corner of the front DVD cover, was up next as she lost her bet and had to work with Tony T. (technically, she picked him though). The oral was decent and she was another gal too passive during the penetrative sex. It looked like the anal was hurting her and she responded in kind by letting him plug away in several more positions. She's a hotty but seemed wasted here, taking the facial at the end of the scene as a consolation prize.
Scene Five: Taylor Rain, the lean brunette on the top of the left hand column on the front DVD cover, was next as she followed the formula with no apparent reason for doing Tommy Gunn in the penalty box. Taylor has long impressed me as an oral princess, sucking cock as though channeling Linda Lovelace. Being a gentleman, Tommy snacked on her crack for awhile in the 69 position they took up; leading into an active ride by the lass in her pussy. She was better in some positions than others, never distracted by the background comments made presumably by the director (several cases of this were noticed in the movie). The anal proved to be too much for her though, slowing her act down considerably as she grimaced when he was poking her. It ended with a facial too for those who care.
Scene Six: Marlena, the attractive brunette on the upper right hand column of the front cover, was up last in a masturbation scene on an easy chair after winning all the chips. In a porno, I'd think that her winning would lead to a big orgy with all her favorite performers but such was not the case here as she used a vibrator to give the appearance of getting off. While she was great looking, the act was somewhat mechanical and not worthy of the Hustler name, even during the technical DP showing about as much real emotion as the unnamed dealer who knew all along that he wasn't getting any.
Summary: World Poke Her Tour was the weakest offering from Hustler Video that I can recall ever seeing (although I'm sure a few of you will be able to remind me of other dogs if prodded). The sex would often start off with a decent blowjob but quickly fall apart with weak direction, a lack of passion or energy in the penetrative sex except on occasion, and the hostess not participating in any meaningful way (a walk on during Taylor's scene to rub her twice hardy qualifies). The extras sucked donkey balls, missing even the advertised BTS feature and the running time for the high price was lame so I rated World Poke Her Tour as a Skip It unless you're a major slavering fanboy of the cast and need to have all of their scenes. They have all done better in the past and without beating a dead horse, you can probably find better porn throwing darts at a catalog of older titles in the discount bins.
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