Cast: Jayna Oso, Annette Schwartz, D. Snoop, Rico Strong, Sativa Rose, Rebecca Linares, Christian XXX, Missy Monroe, Mia Bangg, Pascal St. James, Mark Davis, Kelli Brooks, Kelly "Fuckin" Wells, Mark Wood
Length: 129 minutes
Dates of Production: 7/27/2006, 7/29/2006, 7/31/2006, 8/2/2006
Extra's: The best extra was the 8 minute long Behind the Scenes feature. It gave some of the cast a chance to say hi and give their impressions of their scenes for the movie (it even had the busty blond make up gal that usually works for Third Degree and Chris Streams in it) with Melissa Lauren working the camera if I recall correctly. There was a set of cumshot recaps, a photogallery, and a slipcover for the DVD case too.
Audio/Video Quality: Cum A Holics 1 was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by fledgling director Melissa Lauren for Combat Zone. I'm told that she has directed for some smaller unknown company but as it stands, this was a solid effort for someone so new to the production aspects of porn (it was her second release for this company). The lighting was generally flat and solid in the scenes, limiting the grain and video noise substantially as a result. There were some issues with scene two that appear to have been related to lighting and/or the mastering of the DVD but it still looked pretty good for a newbie director. The composition of most scenes seemed to favor the look of the cast, with minor editing needed to polish it up to a better offering but I thought much of the show was captured with the energy and enthusiasm of the cast intact. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English that had little separation and a standard dynamic range for gonzo porn but the only area I didn't truly like was the numerous times when Melissa would bark out orders for the cast to follow (I don't like it when Jules Jordan does it either).
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Body of Review: Melissa Lauren may be best known as a great performer on camera but these days she's also trying to break the mold and become a talented director too. Working for Combat Zone, she has now provided them with their 16th title, the potentially award winning Cum A Holics 1, a gonzo title centering on cumswapping that is set to be released in the very near future. The cast had some of the most reliable gonzo gals in the business but also some fresh blood that has been making waves as some of the best up and comers the industry has to offer. If you like gals that actively participate in their scenes, showing they are into the action for more than just the money, this was a surprisingly strong flick to enjoy. Here's a quick look at the four scenes by cast and action, noting that the men weren't credited (again!) but no condoms were used either:
Scene One: Jayna Oso, the lean Latina hotty, incredibly sexy blonde German Annette Schwartz, D. Snoop and studly Rico Strong, were up first as the ladies played with one another in a teasing fashion to begin the scene. He watched them and I have to admit that Annette's ass was so terrific that I'd have been begging her for a taste myself but the ladies continued to warm each other up without the need of my fluffer services as their bikinis barely clung on to their frames. They soon moved over to Snoop to give him a taste and he did so before they attacked his rod with gusto. He couldn't handle their attention for long and blew his load quickly for the gals to swap. The ladies weren't finished for the day though as they wanted more cock, finding Rico on the couch in the other room. They continued their oral assault on his cock and each other, Jayna actively riding his cock first while Annette played with his balls. Annette then climbed aboard and was even more aggressive about the cock, bucking like a champion rodeo rider as a result. I enjoyed the action especially well since the director kept quiet and the trio never let anyone feel out of the picture; sucking and licking the other gal while one was being hammered by cock. Annette took the dick anally first and best but Jayna followed and the ladies rode in a more powerful vaginal bit after that before he unleashed his population pudding into Annette's mouth. She cumswapped it to Jayna and that closed out this heated, chemistry filled, scene. Whew!
Scene Two: Sativa Rose and Rebecca Linares, the two hot Latinas on the front DVD cover, were up next as they spoke Spanish while pouncing on one another. They had on skimpy outfits and delighted in the way they played with one another, with newcomer Rebecca finding established porn veteran Sativa a great partner. After warming up, metrosexual Christian XXX joined the two, finding them as appealing as any gals he's worked with of late; barely able to get his rod out of his pants it was so erect. The ladies relished the taste of his cock, coyly playing with it as they spoke their foreign tongue, inhaling it deeply as they took turns slobbing his knob. Rebecca got to ride him first, with her perfect ass in the air as he lifted her up to pound her pussy. Sativa licked her ass as the pair screwed, fingering the perfect pucker along the way. Sativa kicked back on the couch to go next and the anal started after that. He was doing a fine job of plundering their holes but it was clear that Sativa could handle his rod better so she took over the anal antics while Rebecca sat on his face (and then pulled back to slap him around). Eventually, Sativa took the mouth pop to swap to Rebecca, letting the newcomer orally work her chest a bit to close out another fine scene.
Scene Three: Missy Monroe, sporting a newly shortened head of hair, and curvy brunette Mia Bangg, were up next on a couch as they worked one another over with a bit of flair too. Missy has been an extreme queen for a long time now and the fresh blood that Mia provided added something to the dynamic of the action; even using a small glass anal plug to ready her for the later anal action she'd be taking. An uncredited couple of cocks walked into the picture (I had to assume that at least one of them was Pascal St. James) to rub out a load onto Missy's tongue, the gal swapping it with Mia back and forth. Mark Davis then came into the picture with the ladies double teaming him orally, going balls deep on his meaty member before he took turns screwing them in a hardcore fashion. Mark also gave oral as well as he received it, the ladies eventually sitting on his face or providing him a spread eagled opening to go down on. Both gals did anal with a lack of reserve; showing that they were not the prima donna types that are all talk and no tongue. The trio had sparks flying and was a particularly smart choice to work together, ending in a double blowjob that had both gals on the receiving end of Mark's wad to swap.
Scene Four: Kelli Brooks, a beautiful newcomer with lots to appreciate, and seasoned anal performer Kelly "Fuckin" Wells, were up last as the two warmed up on a puke green couch. Kelly was the dominant partner of the pair and their limited lingerie barely held their goodies in check as they sought some fun with each other. There was a lot of dirty talk by Kelly and I have to admit that Kelli had a good teacher in her. The first guy sounded French but he was covered by Kelly's filthy mouth, losing his load in moments to the gal (Pascal again?) for swallowing. Mark Wood took over to let Kelli, and then Kelly, work him orally with the veteran directing her behavior. Ms. Brooks was an active rider of cock and both gals seemed to be giving it up nicely here, with Mark getting loud as he also provided some dirty talk (note to Mark: STFU next time; thanks in advance). The anal was surprisingly active by the ladies too, with the cumswapping theme ending the show after they were completely drained. Kelli swallowed the resulting swap and the credits began to roll.
Summary: Cum A Holics 1 by director Melissa Lauren and Combat Zone provided lots of suck and fuck for the buck with a cast of hotties ranging from the sublime to superior, using high end technical values to display the action nicely. As such, Cum A Holics 1 warranted a rating of Recommended but could have taken the next step with another scene and some better extras. Either way, Melissa has shown that she's not just a hot piece of meat for us to enjoy watching given how skillfully she got the cast to work with a sense of chemistry and energy. It was a good title with all the advertised action and if this is a sign of things to come, I think Melissa is going to make a lot of fans very happy (if depleted).
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