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Street Ranger

Studio: Bang Bros » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 4/16/07

XCritic's Advice: Watch On Demand

Street Ranger

Bang Bros

Genre: Gonzo, POV

Director: JT

Cast: Tiffany, JT, Isabella, Joli, Casper, Stacy

Length: 117.5 minutes

Dates of Production: 8/30/2005, 9/27/2005, 9/29/2005, 9/30/2005, 10/6/2006 (cover)

Extra's: The best extra was the nearly 3 minutes of deleted footage. It was mainly Tiffany putting on lotion (which looked good to me) and Joli taking a break when someone was walking by the alley but at least it was something. There were also 9 trailers and a photogallery for those who care.

Condoms: Yes

Audio/Video Quality: Street Ranger was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by director JT for Bang Bros. One of the trademark issues the scenes shot for this series have are that the technical values always seem on the low side, as if consumers of the website will shrug off any problems as being "good enough" for porn, but the POV nature of the effort was handled fairly well and added to the strokability for me. The lighting tended to be whatever ambient light was available, resulting in substantial grain, shadows, and video noise as frequent visitors to the scenes released by the company. This impacts the accuracy of the fleshtones and can be an issue if you care as much about the technical aspects of your porn as I do. The five scenes here varied a little bit in terms of picture quality but the general quality was worse than some of the company's previous works, skating by on the energy factor provided by the performers, most of whom were not established professionals. The bit rate for the scenes generally hovered around the 3.7 Mbps rate; on the low side but not too low. The composition of the shots and the editing all served to provide a mixed bag too, making me wish the raw footage was handed over to a better editor to clean up a bit before being released on DVD. Still, it was better then a lot of their earlier work and the ladies had fun so I was largely forgiving of the many mistakes observed. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English (192 Kbps for those who care), with the vocals on the low end at times but not covered by droning music so I was okay with it.

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Body of Review: JT has been directing scenes for the internet portion of the Bang Bros website for a long time now, many of the scenes just now seeing the light of day on DVD as an auxiliary revenue stream to enhance profits. My understanding is that the idea was to take the best scenes for the DVD's as many of the originals lacked much professional skill and heat. One of these is called Street Ranger where JT plays like a regular guy on the prowl for pussy, willing to fuck gals over in order to get himself off, with some displays of public nudity. In keeping with the usual theme of the company, that means it also had a lot of point of view (POV) sex as JT held the camera while boning the broads. If this sounds appealing to you, here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that it was largely a blowjob and straight screw per scene, each using condoms:

Scene One: Operation Room Service: Tiffany, the busty blonde on the upper left hand corner of the cover, was up first playing a maid at a cheap motel. She awoke JT and the rest of the 26:41 minute scene was spent with her in (and out) of tight jeans and a light blue crop top. There was a nod to foot fetish material and the grainy picture bugged me a little (as did the way her implants pointed in different directions) but she was playful and that added to the scenario which, while fake, was still amusing the way the two pulled it off. She gave a decent blowjob and was an active ride vaginally, not having as much of the polished routine so many in porn seem to aspire to. That worked for me this time, and the POV means of delivery, while short on lighting, gave it the feel of reality before the chest pop ended the scene. It was a good way to start the movie, even if it was originally shot for the internet.

Scene Two: Operation Haunted Motel: Isabella, the attractive brunette seen on the lower left hand corned of the front cover, was up next as she had a dilemma on her hands. She was at the beach and needed to urinate but the porta-potty was disgusting so JT came to the rescue and offered to let her use his bathroom at his dive of a motel. This scene was shorter, lasting only 21:07 minutes, and had some public nudity before they wound up at an abandoned motel to complete their deed. She was a better oralist than a fuck, primarily because she sucked a mean dick and was passive when getting laid, with her dirty talk enhancing the scene a little, though not enough save it for me. It ended with a facial and a funny bit as he drove away; abandoning her in the process.

Scene Three: Operation Alley Fuckers: Joli, the gap-toothed blonde Floridian as seen on the upper right hand corner of the cover, was up next as JT picked her up in a seedy diner. The scene lasted 22:42 minutes and had the usual oral, vaginal, and moderate load of population pudding launched before it closed out. She was another that sucked a mean dick fairly well but the limitations of the setting (they fucked in an alleyway) limited how active she could ride his cock. Her fake porn moaning aside, she wasn't a bad rider either but the scene did little to get me interested in watching it a second time (I didn't care about the condoms in each scene but the women were not up to standard too often). He popped in her mouth to end it, the scene also ending in a funny manner for those who hate women.

Scene Four: Operation Happy Hooker: Casper, the trailer trash gal on the middle of the right hand side of the front cover, was up next as JT went driving along the street of a well known hooker hangout. He pulled up to her, she asked if he wanted a date, and the terms were for them to do a full service scene for $150. Seeing kids playing in the background of the pick up spot felt gross and the dive they went back too didn't help either but I guess that's show biz. She worked him over in a mechanical fashion and the technical aspects were as bad as ever though I'm sure she felt better than the scene looked. It lasted 25:31 minutes long and I'm sure she makes a living doing exactly this in real life but aside from the funny ending where he fucked her a second time (by not paying her), it was pretty basic with oral, straight, and a generic ending.

Scene Five: Operation Tourist: Stacy, a gal with red hair and a deep tan line, was up last with JT in the 21:33 minute scene. He picked her up at the free newspaper kiosks along the public street, taking her for a coffee before they went back to his room. To be frank about it, her looks didn't appeal to me at all and while I might have picked her up in a dark club after a few too many drinks, watching her was not all that exciting to me. She did a fine job of actively sucking and fucking but absent any spark between the couple or desire to watch her on my part, I really couldn't do any hand to gland combat watching her. It ended with an abdomen pop for those who care.

Summary: Street Ranger by director JT for Bang Bros was a title that fans of reality porn may want to consider as a mid-week Rent It but be hard pressed for checking out the scenes more than once; and even then with their remote control in one hand. The ladies were definitely not the type most associate with porn; giving off the "I'm paying my rent at the end of the month" vibe more often than not. The replay and levels of fuck for the buck were substantially lower than in most of the efforts released by the company of late, but Street Ranger managed to scrape by on the merits of some scenarios and ladies that added minor stroke value. Check it out if you like the concept but keep in mind to refrain from getting your hopes up in the process.

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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