Extra's: The best extra was the 17.5 minute long Behind the Scenes that was shot by Marco and an uncredited gal (that looked and sounded familiar but there were no close ups of her to make a positive ID, I assume it was Lisa Lee). It consisted largely of the photoshoots but also had some funny moments where the cast and crew were making humorous comments. There was also a photogallery, a fetish menu, trailers to shows like Climaxxx TV, Black Reign, Lex Steele XXX, Silverback Attack, Ironhead, Manhammer, Top Guns, Superwhores, and Nasty Universe, and a second side to the DVD cover full of other covers.
Audio/Video Quality: Culos Gigantes 1 was presented in a 1.85:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen as shot by director Marco Banderas/Duato for Mercenary Pictures. The lighting was decent, eliminating the grain and video noise of some of the older works from the company. The composition of the shots was decent and tended to enhance the look of the ladies most of the time; the woman working the camera most of the time was properly credited as Lisa Lee. There were a few bits here and there that needed polishing up but it was well done overall. There were no compression artifacts and any edge enhancement wasn't noticed when I watched the flick. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital English with no separation between the channels and kind of limited music added in after the fact. The vocals were also a bit unbalanced as there were times when you couldn't hear them well at all and other times when they were as plain as day.
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Body of Review: Marco Banderas/Duato has been one of the most reliable studs in porn of late, combining his rugged good looks with his positive and friendly attitude to make most of his scenes even better than they would have otherwise been had a second, third, or fourth tier moper been used in his place. Recently, he has also begun directing, primarily at Mercenary Pictures, though not always. As a new director, he has not shown a propensity to be overly ambitious with the camera tricks, poorly written screenplays (like a guy named Kurt), or trying things he thinks are "new" that have been done to death. As such, I think Marco has shown a lot of restraint and potential to improve, with his latest flick being Culos Gigantes 1 (Spanish for "very large asses' volume 1"). The movie used some terrific casting to make it a substantially solid gonzo offering, the ladies all acknowledged as having bountiful behinds, good looks, and skillful talents. If you're still interested, and you should be, here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used:
Scene One: Ariel Alexus, the attractive and curvy black gal seen on the lower left hand corner of the front cover, was up first as she shook her moneymaker by the bar in a purple fishnet body stocking. To say the gal was built for comfort over speed is a no brainer but she was much more toned than many of her peers in the industry too. After teasing a bit, she walked into the other room to strip for house boy Marco Banderas/Duato who poured cream down the small of her back, letting it slide down her wonderfully full ass as a result. She sucked his dick with solid energy, moving to pounding her pussy on his rod with her energetically pushing back on it to cause him to pop and early load; continuing to screw for another load to her mouth after awhile. It was a solid opening scene with the cutie and she wasn't even my favorite gal of the show.
Scene Two: Katja Kassin, the German anal queen on the upper left hand corner, was up next in a sexy orange lingerie outfit as she walked down the stairs with another favorite; hotty Cherokee, the brunette on the upper middle of the cover in black. The two teased to generic music as they wiggled and gyrated most effectively, serving up a double dose of delight as the stairway enhanced their physical attributes. After some limited lesbian action, Marco Banderas/Duato joined them, giving the gals a treat with his chiseled body and firm cock ready to serve them. Initially, they slobbed his knob ready enthusiastically; sharing it as they worked him over with tremendous proficiency in their chosen career, getting him all wet and prepared to bone. Katja was first to ride him and she was very aggressive, with Cherokee on PTOGM clean up duties and some face sitting after that. The gals then reversed roles and did it again, followed by a few lengthy bouts of vaginal boning that showed each gal to be significantly better than average in terms of looking as though they liked the action. It was very hot and any minor camera issues could not lower the heat and chemistry for me, resulting in the ending facial. Whew!
Scene Three: Sydnee Capri, a black gal with an ample sample (sadly not on the front cover), was up next as she followed the general formula with tease and a strip show in her tiny neon green bikini and shorts. If you like gals with junk in their trunk, she's a shining example of one and her opening footage was very fun to watch. This led to her working with both Lexington Steele and Marco Banderas/Duato in the living room; moving back and forth on their cocks orally before the guys took turns boning her cookie. She was an active cock rider and they soon began tapping her ass as well, the gal slobbing the knob of one while the other went to work on her from behind. She did a short, poorly lit DP as well with the decent scene ending as the men rubbed out loads to her mouth; all three of them covered in sweat.
Scene Four: Luscious Lopez, the hot Latina displayed on the middle of the lower part of the cover, was up next as she walked to the pool in her skimpy orange bikini. The camera caught her fleshy ass in the perfect light of the sun, where she gave Marco Banderas/Duato a drink, stripped, and then gave a sweet tease in the buff while in the hot tub. He was sporting wood as he walked hand in hand with her to the house, the gal dropping to her knees to blow him really well by the couch (the background coughing aside, the sound was pretty well handled her, even the musical interlude sounding amusing "can you give a dog a bone?"). It was one of the messiest hummers of the movie, Luscious not caring about the niceties of the act in order to elevate the heat before impaling herself on his cock rapidly and energetically. I've seen her shine dozens of times in the past and this was no different; the gal taking charge of him busting his nut with the combination of pussy and mouth antics most of us only wish we had access to in real life. The lack of anal sex did not impact the quality of the scene in any way, Marco dropping a huge load on her ass for her to taste before she ended it with some more Spanish commentary. Yowza!
Scene Five: Olivia O'Lovely, another curvy Latina, was the hotty on the lower right hand corner and she was picked to finish the movie as she teased by a home made stripper pole in a fetish outfit (black and pink latex that hugged her curves nicely). The tease session seemed to last longer here, with the stripping taking a long, hard time as Lexington Steele admired what she had from the loveseat below the stage. She continued to work her magic in order to get him up there to play, resulting in both of them moving to the couch as they pawed one another. The camera work was worse here than in any of the other scenes, too much movement and jerking around but otherwise adequately capturing the action nicely. The duo showed some enthusiasm to work together, almost coming off as a grudge fuck at times, savoring the moment more than a little bit as they orally, manually and otherwise gave each other what they wanted to get off. Her knob slobbing skills were superior with regard to her appreciation of his pipe and she slide down on his cock actively in several positions. She kept her pink corset on as if too cover up her lengthy birthing scars but they've never bothered me in the past so they weren't going to bug me now. It ended with a mouth pop and the scene was a heated way to finish things up.
Summary: Culos Gigantes 1 by director Marco Banderas/Duato for Mercenary Pictures was a title that had some rough edges by the replayability, strokability, excellent cast of curvy women, and amount of fuck for the buck amounted to a title well worth a rating of Highly Recommended. Granted, some of the technical matters, including lighting, editing, and camera worm all needed some polishing up but the overall impression I got was that these factors did not detract from the aspects we all enjoy about porn. In short, Culos Gigantes 1 was a winner despite any minor shortcomings considering the main areas most of us enjoy about porn were so well handled. Great Job!
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