Audio/Video Quality: Devon Does Baja was presented in the standard 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by freshman director Devon in her debut at the helm of a Shane's World title. The way the company works is that Devon used their production crew to instill the same kind of quality while taking charge of the basic decisions rather than work the camera as other directors seem to do. This time, the lighting and editing were again pretty good, eliminating the grain, video noise, and other issues related to lighting. There were a lot of silly parts that I'm glad weren't edited out as they made it more fun to watch; part of the standard dynamic of the company road trip movies. The composition of the shots weren't always designed to enhance the looks of the ladies and make them appear as hot as possible but these were some of the choicest picks that could have been made; no enhancement really needed. The DVD showed no major compression artifacts or mastering issues (the bitrate hovering around the 5 Mbps mark) and looked like a great release overall for the company (shame I again can't credit anyone as director for it). The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English using the standard 192 Kbps and like many other releases by the company, the vocals were almost always hard to hear with no real separation noticed or major dynamic range to speak of as with the noisy party titles the company puts out these days.
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Body of Review: Devon is perhaps best known as a large chested contract gal that spent the majority of her career under contracts that limited what she could do and whom she could do it with. Last year, she decided to change things up and wound up at Shane's World; both as their newest director and performer. I had my doubts whether or not she'd ever make a movie with them but with the release of Devon Does Baja, the party hardy blonde has shown us all that she could have just as much fun as any of their performer turned directors have in the past. The movie reminded me a lot of her former director pal Robby D,'s Action Sports Sex series but it had some of the public nudity and road trip antics Shane's World has popularized in the last ten years, making it a good freshman effort. The back cover said it like this: "Devon came to us with a plan. She wanted to make bad-ass movies where she got to show her fans how cool she really was. She gathered up her friends for an ATV adventure south of the border. What a crazy weekend full of sun, sand, and sex. Fuck yeah! Devon's back!" If that sounds good to you, you'll be happy to know that despite some rough edges, it was one of the best debut releases by the company to date, putting to rest the internet rumors to the contrary. Here's a glimpse into the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used:
Scene One: McKenzee Miles, a lean blonde with an all natural body and some nice curves, was up first in bed with Anthony Rosano. He tossed her onto the bed, peeled off her clothing, and started going down on her as he beat his meat, the gal appearing to enjoy his oral attention fairly well. Devon interrupted them as she grabbed her suitcase, the couple going back to work as McKenzee slobbed his knob as though she were no stranger to the sexual practice. The 69 allowed both of them to do each other but that soon led to him plundering her pussy; the gal passively taking his rod in numerous positions before he blasted a moderate load onto her ass cheek. It wasn't a great starting scene but since they were secondary characters tossed in to flesh out the scene count, I really didn't expect much from them.
Scene Two: Carly Parker, a very large breasted blonde (implants), and studly military veteran Jack Venice, were up next on the cold and windy beach after some silly antics by the others trying to start the fire in the fire pit (great fireworks safety footage by the way). Carly looked like she skipped the make up for the evening, concentrating on having fun instead of looking glamorous, and the couple playfully began with her blowing him and giving him a short titty fuck. They screwed in a few positions vaginally, ending with a facial, Carly showing a moderate amount of active riding skills on the cold night.
Scene Three: Devon, the best known gal in the Shane's World Empire these days, was up next with Jack Venice. As the company's newest contract director/performer, she had fun riding around on ATV's before engaging the man on a large rock on the clear but windy day. Unlike the vast majority of her previous work, the scene seemed to be spontaneous and unplanned, the idea projected was that the sex was simply a natural progression for her as she enjoyed life. She sucked him off as well as I've ever seen her work a meat pipe, actively riding his cock vaginally in several positions (she even did it on the ATV as she had wanted to do), before he rubbed out a load to her mouth. It was a solid return to the stage for the gal, not coming off as derivative of the times when she went through the motions mindlessly. Yay!
Scene Four: Regan Reese, a heavily tattooed gal that appeared as though she'd be more at home in an Alt-Porn Video, was with Justice Young as the director and Jack were tapping booty out on the sand dunes with their own ATV. They took the moment to have some fun of their own though this time, it was strictly a BJ scene where the two got naked and then road around without clothing after he splooged her face. I prefer full sex scenes but again, this kind of thing works best in a SW flick since it keeps a fan on his toes with the lack of predictability.
Scene Five: Carly Parker, while getting ready for the night of clubbing, was half dressed when Justice Young kept after her about having a quicky first. Initially, she didn't want to ruin her make up so she let him bone her in a standing doggy. As she got more into the sex, they wound up on the bed where they went into a full service scene, including some make up ruining blowjob work, before he jerked off a load into her mouth. I got the impression that the two liked one another and the resulting chemistry was solid.
Scene Six: Devon, all horned up by parading around in a large mermaid statue ("I've never been in someone's tit before."), initiated the following scene the next morning by grabbing Jack Venice at the construction site where the statue was being built. Devon as the sexual aggressor is something of a rarity that I admit to liking, Jack not minding much at all either given the way he let her have her way with him. She dropped to her knees to inhale his cock, showing a combination of skill and enthusiasm I also found enjoyable, the gal getting mighty loud as he poked her pussy from behind. Sadly, the scene was halted when cock blocking Justice came to tell them that the bus was leaving; the expression on Jack's face simply priceless!
Scene Seven: Regan Reese, picking up on the vibe of a blue balled Jack Venice, was up next as she took care of his needs on the beach when they arrived at their destination. He was ready to go and she slowly stripped off her clothes as she jerked him off; the couple kissing before he started playing with her thong. She gave him a great hummer in the process, leading to him hammering away at her cookie with a sense of abandon, the public beach in full view (though it was apparently too cold for them to find crowds watching them). Her ass cheeks looked good rippling as he porked her, ending with the load going to the cheeks as a result; seemingly a larger load that had been pre-worked up from his failed attempt to complete with Devon before they joked about being caught by the Mexican police.
Scene Eight: Devon and Regan Reese were up last as a game of Truth or Dare came into play. I thought it would be an orgy scene since the others started frolicking too but the end result was the two ladies showed they enjoyed working with gals as much as men, moving to the large couch as a result of their need to get off together. They did a lot of going down and used to vibrational equipment to enhance the moment, taking their time to slowly get off rather than the usual lipstick lesbian action that we all know is super fake. It wasn't Devon's most heated pairing of the movie but it was strokable and I liked it nonetheless; the funniest moment coming when the batteries died and they began searching for replacements all over the room.
Summary: Devon Does Baja by freshman director Devon in her debut for Shane's World was clearly worth a rating of Recommended by this jaded old porn hound. The sex was not formulaic or predictable, the cast seemed to be having a lot of fun, and while I enjoyed the playful demeanor of the cast in their sex scenes, their off screen antics added a lot of entertainment value as well. The technical matters suffered a bit from wind noise and the need to get footage shot in public places quickly, but Devon showed a spontaneous side that she was unable to display in her past work, making it a lot different a movie from what I've seen of her in the past. In short, the road trip to Mexico captured in Devon Does Baja was the kind of change of pace that makes the company one of my top picks when looking for something truly alternative to the generic porn dominating the market today. Good job!
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