Audio/Video Quality: Forever Carmen was mostly presented in a non anamorphic widescreen color, letterboxed 1.85:1 ratio, set of scenes as directed by David Stanley, Michael Raven, and Stormy Daniels for release by Wicked Pictures. Each director had their own style of doing things, often seeming like Francois Clousot was assisting on the technical side of things. For the most part, the lighting was fine, the grain & video noise minimal, and the composition of the scenes enhancing to the ladies far more readily then many other companies would provide these days. There were no serious issues with compression artifacts or other DVD mastering matters, elevating the compilation a bit in terms of quality. The audio was presented in a standard 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround with minimal separation on the vocals, though some of the music seemed to be readily enhanced with the audio choices made here.
Body of Review: Wicked Pictures is one of the most successful porn companies using the contract star system originally thought up in mainstream Hollywood generations ago. The terms may vary but the bottom line is that a cutie only makes scenes for the company on an exclusive basis for a period of time, renewable if both parties agree to terms. One of the hottest such stars is the lovely and talented Carmen Hart, the gal on the front DVD cover with a sense of southern charm and beauty that puts her firmly in the genetically gifted category. Her latest release is actually a compilation of older scenes called Forever Carmen; a selection of ten scenes starring the hotty under various circumstances. While I would have greatly preferred that at least some unique material be included on the DVD, I understand the economics behind such decisions all too well. That said, Carmen fans that have yet to shell out the money for her individual releases will likely appreciate this collection of scenes from some of the company's most talented directors and while it wasn't exactly a bonanza for those of us that have seen her movies in the past, it did nicely collect them in one place. Here's a look at the scenes by the movie, cast and action taking place, noting that condoms were used in all the scenes involving men:
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Scene One: Honky Tonk Girl: Carmen Hart, playing a cowgirl in a darkened room, and studly Tommy Gunn, enjoyed each other in the café after closing time. They kissed romantically, she actively worked his meat pipe orally, and they boned like a couple of college kids on Spring Break. The scene set the tone for the rest of the movie, offering up a slow, C&W themed score to playfully work with; Carmen smiling the whole time as though she was amazed she was getting paid for having this much fun. She was an active cock rider and her best position was, appropriately enough, reverse cowgirl, as she kept her cowboy hat on the entire time until milking him dry as they wore their chemistry on their sleeves.
Scene Two: Rendezvous: "Carmen Hart, almost in response to the last scene and wearing a very nice red dress, started the following scene by blowing Eric Masterson at the front desk. His role as the clerk was hilarious throughout the movie and I thought this was a swell reward for him. Her oral was just as good as Stephanie but the vaginal ride was the most heated of the show. She bounced on his lap by impaling herself and if this is a sign of things to come, the other contract gals at Wicked Pictures (and I'm a huge fan of several of them) are going to need to ramp it up a notch. She was outstanding and able to keep up with just about any of the gonzo queens I've watched in months. They mentioned it during the commentary track and I went back over my original description, finding that the couple and I were in complete agreement over how much fun and wild the scene was."
Scene Three: 1000 Words: "Carmen Hart, the hotty contract star plastered all over the front DVD cover, was p next in a scene with Asian Gianna Lynn and established performer Eric Masterson, in another scene that centered on a photo session that evolved into a tryst. The ladies happily shared his cock orally and then each other as Eric tapped into them. Carmen was the most active of the trio and the pop shot to Gianna's abdomen was moderate but if the scene lasted ten minutes, I'd be surprised."
Scene Four: Gossip: "Carmen Hart, the hotty contract gal on the front DVD cover, was up first in bed as the alarm clock went off and woke her and Jenner. It was her turn to open the salon and he complained so to make things right, she told him it would be okay for her to be a "little bit late". He did some lizard licking on her pussy and she returned the favor with a short blowjob. This led to the couple bumping uglies vaginally in a few positions with Carmen showing some moderate measure of activity when she was on top of him. It was performance sex but she was attractive enough that few of you will care about the lack of chemistry between the couple, ending the scene with an abdomen pop and a kiss."
Scene Five: Made in the USA: "Carmen Hart, a fine brunette with tremendous potential given recent performances at Wicked Pictures, and the ever lovely Kirsten Price, played nurses in a doctor's office that took the temperature of patient Tommy Gunn the old fashioned way; by sucking his thermometer (cock). I'd be misleading you to suggest either was better at it since both had their own styles and they were equally pleasing to the eye but Carmen was slightly more active in terms of riding the cock vaginally (neither were all that active though). I prefer full participation and the limitations of the positions translated into giving the two ladies less of a chance to prove their skills, a factor on many of Raven's erotica vignettes. The pop shot went to Carmen's abdomen with the ladies kissing seductively to close it out."
Scene Six: 1000 Words: "Carmen Hart, in a stunning blue dress that enhanced her curves very nicely, and suited Randy Spears, were up last as they made it in bed. They did some decent, if not exceptional, oral on each other and the riding wasn't bad either as he pounded her pussy. The active riding she gave still looked hot as her ass cheeks rippled with each pulsating stroke but I could've done without the over use of close up shots employed here. The scene ended with him unleashing a very large load to her chest, with the stylish show going to credits after that."
Scene Seven: Gossip: "Carmen Hart, Alexis Malone, Rebecca Love, and Manuel Ferrara were up last as the ladies tried to convert him from gay to straight with the kind of loving their fans wish would've been directed their way. They orally worked him over and he was soon tapping into them in turns to sample not one but three pussies and mouths. The concept was kind of lame but at least he did a good job of it with the ladies picking up some extra loving from one another. The ladies were not equal in how well they provided an active partner but the dynamics of the scene called for them to all provide a slightly different experience for him and they did so in spades. It ended when he rubbed out his load to their three faces, Rebecca getting the least of it as she was on the end."
Scene Eight: Rendezvous: "Carmen Hart, the beautiful new contract gal showcased in the movie (as seen on the front DVD cover), was up next as she had a lesbian scene with the maid (played by Mika Tan). Mika looked different here, in a good way, with Carmen jamming most of her hand inside Mika's pussy as she ate her out like a champion. This being her first scene with the company (she has only made a few scenes to date), there was a lot of pressure on her to earn that contract; acquitting herself very well as she generated more than a little heat. I like watching women together and the two of them seemed to work with solid chemistry as Carmen was in charge all the way. Yum!"
Scene Nine: Rendezvous: "Carmen Hart, and Randy Spears, both in bed as the two revived the wacky romantic mainstream comedies of years gone by, had a silly scene where they got drunk and them woke up in bed to have the ending scene. Without sounding like Carmen's personal fanboy, her look provided the backdrop for the scene to get really interesting. The kissing and foreplay the two shared was very appealing with the story elements culminating in the bedroom scene. The dynamic of the scene was different in that the couple seemed to be tearing each other a new one and Carmen's hip grinding once again made me sit up and take notice. I truly hope she never loses this active and aggressive style of screwing, almost as if she was trying to hump him dry. The foot fetish material was present (he licked her feet and she jerked him off with her tootsies, ending when he got a little more pussy and jerked off all over her. Whew!"
Bonus Scene: Becoming Carmen Hart: "Carmen Hart, again looking much like a younger, hotter, Devinn Lane, advanced her career as a last minute replacement in a scene with Evan Stone. If anything, she looked better here than in the previous scenes, as he diddled her to her great delight. While I'd like the contract cuties to have lengthier scenes, I can't deny their physical appeal in their scenes either so the balance always depends on how much they like working with a particular partner as to the level of heat. If anything, I'd say that she was turned on by Evan more than anyone she's worked with in a while and that added in enough heat to elevate the movie as a whole to the next level. Her oral was as active as ever, ball sucking included, and she aggressively rode his cock very well here too. It wasn't as active as Tiffany's ride but she displayed the gold here and the hip grinded was splendid. It ended with a larger facial and some post coital sucking, marking it as another solid scene."
Summary: Forever Carmen by Wicked Pictures should have offered up the scenes in anamorphic widescreen, should have offered up at least one unique scene of Carmen Hart and/or other unique extras but for those of you that have been unwilling to shell out the dough for the individual movies the scenes were taken from, it was a solid value considering how talented and lovely the lady was. In short, Forever Carmen was worth a rating of Recommended for the quality of fuck for the buck, the casting, and the selection of the scenes, regardless of minor issues I had with the release. Carmen is one of the best looking, best performing ladies in porn so you really can't go wrong here unless you want the harsh lighting of gonzo and circus act sex that other companies offer up.
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