Cast: Jasmine Byrne, Marco Banderas/Duato, Nick Manning, Shy Love, Talon, Mika Tan, Ben English, Naomi, Lisa, Sandra Romain
Length: 118 minutes
Date of Production: 3/12/2006, 8/15/2006
Extra's: The extras were kind of weak this time with a popshot compilation, a slideshow, and some trailers, along with the cardboard slipcover for the case being all you get.
Audio/Video Quality: P.O.V. For Your Eyes Only was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame as shot by director Marco Banderas/Duato for release by Tightfit Productions. This was the first time I've seen one of his directorial efforts, I think it was his second release (the first on Mercenary Pictures), and in large part, he did a decent job. The title advertises point of view (POV) camera angles and all the scenes had some of that incorporated into them, though I would have preferred they also be displayed in anamorphic widescreen given the extensive labels about being shot in true high definition. Still, the colors and fleshtones were accurate, the lighting handled fairly well, and the camera angles tended to be complimentary to the ladies, with the POV work standing out as pretty solid. The editing was not the best I've seen, far from it, and some of the scenes really needed to be tightened up, but as an early effort by a meat puppet director, it wasn't bad on the eyes. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital English, sounding like the sound was all recorded on the built in microphones on the cameras so there was usually no separation between the channels and the dynamic range was minimal (as with most low budget porn), except when made that way in post production (in this case, the music was placed on the right channel and the vocals on the left). The thumping music was cheesy and distracting but I've heard worse.
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Body of Review: Marco Banderas/Duato is one of the most popular meat puppets in porn these days, offering rugged good looks with a fit body that women seem to adore when I show them scenes with him in them. In recent months, he has taken to learning the art of directing, with his latest release coming from Tightfit Productions. The title was P.O.V. For Your Eyes Only, a point of view set of scenes that had Marco boning the ladies, often with the assistance of a friend. POV is not as big a craze these days as it was a year ago but there are a lot of fans out there that prefer strict POV titles (where you can't tell who the guy is) just as a lot more who appreciate maximizing the screen presence of the ladies while minimizing the men. That said, this was a surprisingly decent outing by Marco, enough to interest me in what else he has to offer. If you're still interested, here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used at all:
Scene One: Jasmine Byrne, the beautiful brunette on the front DVD cover, was up first in a photoshoot in her skimpy black lingerie while working for Marco Banderas/Duato and Nick Manning. Nick employed his dirty talk routine while Marco let his dick do the talking, Jasmine proving once again to be a world class hotty as she aggressively worked both of them over orally. They throat fucked her and hammered away at her pussy while she actively rode it and provided some dirty talk of her own. She was great here as they took turns screwing her mouth and pussy, though the noises she made from the oral were distracting. I appreciated that Nick shut up as well as how she took the facial at one end and the crotch pop on the other. She showed some passion and chemistry, making it a good opening scene.
Scene Two: Shy Love, a busty brunette reading her magazine on the couch, was the subject of desire for Talon and Marco Banderas/Duato as Marco stalked her on the couch. She considered him a pervert and teased him with her curvy body as he playfully did all that she asked. Her skimpy lingerie enhanced her form and the lame music wasn't too bad as she followed the general formula laid out in the prior scene. They worked her from both ends as she gave a combination of dirty talk and moderately active vocals. She was most active when riding a cock in her ass but it wasn't a consistently heated scene as she showed little chemistry with Talon (who played her husband). The ending loads went to her face and the camera left her coated to close out the scene.
Scene Three: Mika Tan, a skilled Asian performer, was up next as the third scene began underway as she was actively riding Ben English's cock in her pussy. They were interrupted by Marco Banderas/Duato, playing a neighbor who wanted to see if everything was okay and then join in with his camera in hand. The bedroom setting was minimal but sufficient as she blew them to fully erect states, then taking turns impaling her pussy ever deeper as a result. The POV camerawork was shakiest this time, adding a kind of raw dynamic as she rode them hard before the ending facials. This is a gal that has been getting better with time, much like a fine wine so I admit that while she wasn't my favorite looking gal of the cast, she was a good performer.
Scene Four: Naomi, playing a feather dusting maid with a sweet ass, was up next with Lisa and Marco Banderas/Duato in the post modern living room. After a brief montage, the scene reverted to Lisa slobbing his knob while she dusted the room, getting her interested in obtaining some manly meat for her own needs. Lisa was a fine cocksucker here, bringing a smile to Marco's face, with Naomi getting the initial boning before Lisa took the facial. While this was short, Naomi went back for sloppy seconds and sucked him hard enough to get another erection, riding him again while Lisa disappeared. It was vaginal only but a good scene with some rough edges, resulting in a smaller second pop shot to Naomi's mouth.
Scene Five: Sandra Romain, one of the current extreme queens worldwide, was up last as she interviewed with Marco Banderas/Duato in his home office. Neither of them is very skilled with the English language so I was glad when they dropped the pretense and she started stripping off her red business attire to reveal a sexy black bra and panty set. The slow motion wasn't my favorite effect of the day but Sandra was looking good, earning every penny of her fee with her wonderfully hot strip tease. She was loud, proud, and aggressive in terms of how she impaled her pussy on his dick, with lots of PTM in evidence to show she doesn't shy away from her own juices. It was a solid scene too and while not particularly extreme this time, she made it worth a lot of replay for me, wearing glasses for fans and taking the facial before an oral clean up.
Summary: P.O.V. For Your Eyes Only by director Marco Banderas/Duato for release by Tightfit Productions was a title I admit to thinking might be kind of artistic or sucky by the artistic cover. Don't get me wrong; I thought Jasmine Byrne looked fabulous on the cover but the image it conveyed to me was of an arty farty porno that would take forever to get me hard. While it had some rough edges, particularly the editing and a need for more tease and extras, the DVD earned a rating of Recommended based on the quality of the cast, the technical values overall, the levels of heat and energy, and the amount of fuck for the buck in terms of stroke and replay value. There was plenty going on that told me Marco might have a career on both sides of the camera, even if he'll need to work at it to really show he has what it takes to succeed. In short, P.O.V. For Your Eyes Only was different then the cover broadcast to me (I'm a seasoned porn consumer too) and I was happy that it had more to offer than I suspected based on the cover alone.
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