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Bet Your Ass 4

Studio: Evil Angel » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 10/10/06

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Bet Your Ass 4

Evil Angel

Genre: Vignette

Director: Jonni Darkko

Cast: Sativa Rose, Mark Wood, Avy Scott, Anthony Russo, Mia Bangg, Mark Ashley, Sasha Knox, Isabel Ice, Jack Napier

Length: 122 minutes

Date of Production: 6/22/2006

Extra's: For most people, the bonus POV blowjob scene by Isabel Ice will be the best extra. It only lasted about 7.5 minutes but she showed a lot of skill with the meat pipe here and ended up getting her face totally coated by studly Jonni Darkko as a result. I also enjoyed watching the 27 minutes of Behind the Scenes footage that combined the ladies posing for their photos, some interview footage, some extra hardcore sex footage, and even a bit of masturbation and tease footage depending on the gal. Not all of the gals were equally favored in terms of providing quality material but fans should check this out to see how their own preferred hotties fared. There was also a photogallery, a cast list, some limited filmographies, a cumshot recap, and trailers to movies like Trophy Whores 2, My Best Friend's Whore Friend, Boob Bangers 3, Load Sharing, Bodacious Booty, Bet Your Ass 3, Girls Love Girls, Suck It Dry 2, Trophy Whores, and Angels of Debauchery 5.

Condoms: None

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Audio/Video Quality: Bet Your Ass 4 was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by director Jonni Darkko for distribution by Evil Angel. Having watched his works for several years now, I can safely say that he has been improving the quality of his work in regards to technical matters just as he has been getting better at displaying passion and heat in the scenes he shoots. This title was a case where he surpassed the visual qualities of his peers at the company by using solid lighting that got rid of most of the grain, video noise, and related flaws. He also seemed to spend some time enhancing the quality of the looks of the gals using camera angles that flattered them individually instead of a cookie cutter approach as in the past. For all these improvements, I tip my hat to his care and consideration. The DVD had no compression artifacts or other flaws added in during the mastering process so it was a nice looking DVD too. The 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo audio wasn't as pleasing as the visuals since they typically started out with droning musical pieces and moved onto almost always quiet action sequences. I hate rap and thump heavy music in porn, especially when the vocals are weakened because of them, so this was once again an area needing some work in the future.

Body of Review: Jonni Darkko is one of the loyal directors that continues to use Evil Angel as his distributor now that Erik Everhard and Jules Jordan have left the company. The turnover at any company in a time of scarcity tends to reflect the perceived benefit to staying and it's to Jonni's credit that he rides this one out for now. His latest release is Bet Your Ass 4, a relatively short movie with an anal theme that sports a great cast in a series of five vignette driven scenes that show tease footage before a formulaic set of actions that lead to anal sex and facials. Here's a breakdown of the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used :

Scene One: Sativa Rose, the hotty Latina featured on the left hand side of the front DVD cover, was up first as she teased the camera with her wonderful body during some thumping (and annoying) music. This led to her masturbating with both of her hands in both of her holes, moving into using a large anal toy to prepare her for the action in the living room setting she was in. Her scene partner was Mark Wood and he snacked on her abused ass crack before drilling her sexy little pussy as both of them talked dirty on the couch. They did some 69 and then she rode him like crazy; impaling herself down on his cock as though she were totally into it. She took a break while rubbing him against her pussy, a sexy little feat that I rarely see these days, before going back to work, eventually riding him in her sexy little ass. He did most of the work in the anal positions as she rubbed herself and moaned with some dirty talk, leading to him dropping a load on her face as she jerked him to a finish. It was a warm way to start the movie as the two shared some chemistry (or perhaps it was something she ate).

Scene Two: Avy Scott, the hot blonde seen in the small picture on the upper right hand corner of the cover, was up next in some fishnet fetishware as she followed the formula of teasing and masturbating under the even, flat lighting. It didn't last long enough for me as I find her very appealing but mope squad member Anthony Russo assisted her with the glass dildo in her ass, which caused her to aggressively suck his cock in a messy, sloppy, manner. One of the benefits of this scene was how well Avy utilized her ample breasts during the oral portion of the scene, rubbing him against her chest as part of the act. As much as I enjoyed Sativa's oral, Avy was really on the money here and that added to the fun of the action nearly as much as the titty fucking did. She then did an active technical DP that turned into a full fledged anal scene with Avy continuing to pound herself on top of the cock like she were on fire. Darkko really had her worked up for this one and the scene eventually ended with a lot of ATM and a mouth pop that showed why her fans love her so much.

Scene Three: Mia Bangg, the brunette shown in the middle of the front DVD cover (up top in the small picture), was up next as she continued the formula though providing more tease than Avy did. Her pretty eyes and curvy body appealed as much to partner Mark Ashley as they did to me with him working her sweet ass over to see how far he could go. He ate her out and otherwise warmed her up with his fingers, penetrating deep inside her ass to get her stretched for his rather large cock. Given the task at hand, I wasn't surprised when I saw him pull out the glass anal plug to continue his backdoor assault, leading to a technical DP that she could barely handle and some anal that seemed slightly easier. I'm not into passive partners so the penetrative sex was a waste for me but her oral skills proved to be top notch as she slobbed his knob with glee (it was a messy ending, to say the least, but it helped save the scene from oblivion).

Scene Four: Sasha Knox, looking a lot like the gal on the queen of hearts card on the upper front cover, was up next as she playfully showed all she had to offer with her black thong draped halfway down her legs while bent over. This led to some play with an anal plug that seemed a bit mechanical, the thumping music practically begging for me to turn it off, as she took the glass toy inside her rectum. She barely started to warm up when the scene cut away to Mark Ashley going down on her, jamming his thumb in her ass as he licked her pussy. She yelled out like it was something special, not convincing me at all here, then feeding her the toy for some ATM. They did a 69, screwed in both holes like he was far too large for her, and ended with the facial as expected, This was another weaker scene where she did almost none of the work during the penetration, making me think she needs to stick with guys my size if that's what it takes to give it up with enthusiasm.

Scene Five: Isabel Ice, a gal that looked much like Sasha but for all the body ink, was up last and she seemed destined to follow the formula as she teased with some large blue anal balls in her ass. I know that thematically, blue balls are not generally welcome in porn but given her physical appeal, I was willing to see how well she did as she played and then took on Jack Napier. Jack isn't exactly new to porn and he has a modicum of skill with the meat pipe so I enjoyed watching him tap into her as she bent over sitting in a chair in the living room setting. It was shot a little clumsily and it seemed to take her forever to actively ride the cock inside her asshole but she appeared to be into the interracial action at least a little more than the last two gals appreciated their partners. The movie harkened back to the older style that Jonni used to shoot; with the raw energy balanced out with the technical issues a bit more than I felt comfortable with.

Summary: Bet Your Ass 4 was one of the least consistent movies by director Jonni Darkko for distribution by Evil Angel that I've seen in a long time. The ladies looked great and some of the performances were off the charts in ways but the technical values (audio in particular) and energy levels seemed to be off more than a little so even a fan like me had trouble getting into the action. In short, Bet Your Ass 4 might not have been a losing hand but seemed like a pull of the arm on a slot machine in terms of getting something I could stroke off too, never mind replay value. If you really like the cast of ladies, go ahead and pick up a copy but otherwise, check it out first as a Rent It.

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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