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Fresh Out The Box 5

Studio: Mercenary Pictures » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 11/26/06

XCritic's Advice: Watch On Demand

Fresh Out The Box 5

Mercenary Pictures

Genre: Gonzo

Director: Tina Tyler

Cast: Jade Russell, Marco Banderas/Duato, Odessa, Mr. Marcus, Samantha Smith, Mario Rossi, Aqua Hazel, Brian Pumper, Britney Stevens, Whitney Stevens, Lexington Steele

Length: 156 minutes

Date of Production: 8/10/2006

Extra's: The best extra was the 16.5 minute long photoshoot of the Stevens sisters billed as a Behind the Scenes feature. There was no interview material, no sex, and nothing but some comments by Tina and still photographer Laurent Sky (I believe it was him by his voice) praising the two and guiding them through the shoot). There was a photogallery, a fetish menu, a couple of trailers, and a double sided DVD cover (just covers on the second side though) as well but that was it.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Fresh Out The Box 5 was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as (mostly) shot by director Tina Tyler for release by Mercenary Pictures. The lighting was flat and plentiful so the grain and video noise weren't issues here. Some of the compositional matters were only fair but in most of the scenes, she did just fine as she tried to balance the close ups against the medium shots that look better on this type of show, showing a bit of rough camera work in need of editing but otherwise a decent job by the talented lady. There weren't any compression artifacts and I thought the visual appeal was among the best of the series to date (I haven't seen all of them but that's my belief based on what I've watched). There were times when I got the impression that Tina was getting off to the action and forgetting her role as director but this actually added something to the fun of the scene. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English. There was a fair amount of generic music in the background but it never dominated the vocals and sounds of sex so it worked out fairly well, even without any separation and a very limited dynamic range.

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Body of Review: Tina Tyler has long been a staple in porn, largely as a fetish gal though also showing skill on both sides of the camera in a wealth of genres. Her most recent work at Mercenary Pictures has shown her evolution to a solid, by the numbers approach that allows the performers the opportunity to show their stuff, unencumbered by artistic license as some directors feel compelled to provide. Her latest release in my hands is Fresh Out The Box 5; a series devoted to newcomers in porn that lack the polish and experience in the industry, hopefully providing a dynamic that shows raw talent rather then the same old screams, moans and generic porn moves most fans are familiar with. If we all wanted to watch the same old people boning, we'd let the producers know so this type of series is appreciated as bringing in new people, albeit with the limitations involved. If you're still interested, here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used:

Scene One: Jade Russell, a busty 24 year old exhibitionist from Arizona, was up first with Marco Banderas/Duato, after giving Tina a short interview. The sex took place in the office at the company, Marco appearing from under the desk to start warming her up before she inhaled his meat pipe. I liked that she paid more attention to him (eye contact) then the camera, savoring the taste of his cock as she slowly worked it into her mouth back and forth but the scene moved to her getting boned vaginally while bent over the desk far too soon after that. I liked her curvy ass and found her overbite cute though the implants were too fake (and the prominent scars not to my liking). She was a passive ride at first but eventually came around to actively riding his cock, pounding herself down on it before the load came out to her chest. She certainly has potential to be a bigger name than she currently is but still seemed to be so new that she will hopefully improve over time.

Scene Two: Odessa, another 24 year old (from Texas) in her fifth scene, was up with studly Mr. Marcus after providing a short interview. She was decidedly nervous and shy during the interview, telling how she was stripper building up her credits to become a feature dancer, began the sex with the camera panning up her body on a small red couch as he felt her cookie. She definitely had a stripper's body and the darkened clubs she probably works at take care of any minor flaws she possessed (she looked older than 24 though). He ate her low fat pussy before sucking his dick in a style that showed less experience than most strippers I've been acquainted with, moving into a 69 position that enhanced the look of her ass more than a little bit. It was a slower oral act then I'm used to in porn, not a bad thing mind you, but she barely went beyond his tip so I'm glad they pretty much moved on from it early. The vaginal sex started off pretty well but quickly declined to the point where he did all the work. The pop came to the ass cheeks and she will need a lot of work before she earns a squeal of approval from me but I'm rooting for her as part of the home team from Texas.

Scene Three: Samantha Smith, a 20 year old black gal in her first scene and she was stuck with Mario Rossi, not exactly the best swordsman in porn. Her look wasn't really appealing to me (the hair looked like she just rolled out of bed, begrudgingly) but I'd be lying if I said I would skip hitting it if given the chance. Her oral skills seemed much like Odessa's in that she relied more on her hand then her mouth to stimulate him. I liked the neon blue corset and black thong on her but he was clearly more talented than she was orally, leading to him doing most of the work in the vaginal penetration acts. She was okay once on top of him but most of the scene she was barely moving; providing the kind of sex I can get at home. It ended with a large load (Mario must not be working much) on her chest but was a filler scene for me.

Scene Four: Aqua Hazel, a 21 year old brunette in her second released scene, looked the part of a newbie as Brian Pumper came up to her on the office couch. There was a lot of foot fetish material here, with him sniffing and licking her feet as well as her manipulating his cock with them. She was clearly more experienced then the previous gals by the way she sucked his black cock as much as the way she rode him in some scenes with her slightly chubby but all natural body. Of all the gals in the movie to this point, I'd say that she led a more sexual life off camera by the way she approached her scene, even if the act still needed more polishing up. There was PTM and some titty fucking (not much to work with there but at least they were real) ending up with a load to her chin and face. In all, it was a decent scene that helped elevate the value of the movie for me.

Scene Five: Britney Stevens and Whitney Stevens, a couple of sisters with some ample curves (18 and 21), were in porn for a week and a half and now about to work with the Dark Prince himself; Lexington Steele. That's a pretty advanced move for the gals though I admit I was appreciative for it as the curvy duo sought to compete with one another with Lex in a bed. They took turns going down on him, proving to have some experience with large black cocks, both actively riding him vaginally. They were pal white compared to the experienced stud and seemed to enjoy his every move in an aggressive manner. Fans of twins will note that they did look very much alike despite the age difference and while they did not do anything overtly sexual together (ie: incest), they did not shy away from touching and assisting one another as Lex pounded them. He dropped a couple of loads on them after going back and forth between their pussies, the gals fighting for a taste after the pop shot. I hope to see more of these two in the future. Whew!

Summary: Fresh Out The Box 5 was not the strongest release by director Tina Tyler and Mercenary Pictures that I've watched lately but fans of newcomers will find a couple of scenes well worth their time and a showcase for new performers far better than that offered up by Ed Powers and other industry veterans is always desirable. It might have only warranted a rating of Rent It from me but the Stevens sisters and Aqua Hazel made it worth checking out a time or two (perhaps more) so consider Fresh Out The Box 5 to be worth looking into if you like newcomers in porn.

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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