Cast: Arcadia Davida, Mark Ashley, Chelsea Rae, Barry Scott, Rebeca Linares, Mia Bangg, Jazz Duro, Aurora Jolie, Veronica Rain, Mark Wood
Length: 148:13 minutes
Date of Production: 2/16/2007
Extra's: The best two extras were the bonus blowjob scenes given in POV style. One starred Rebeca Linares (7:28 minutes) and the other was with Chelsea Rae (6:47 minutes), each inhaling meat pipe as though it were going out of style and using their breasts to titty fuck a guy (probably Jonni himself). I also enjoyed watching the 13:23 minutes of Behind the Scenes footage that was largely focused on providing a montage to music of some tease and sexual footage from the movie rather than things like wardrobe malfunctions, and preparation material with photoshoots, giving fans a bit more to appreciate in terms of stroke material. There was also a photogallery, a scrolling cast list, some limited filmographies, a cumshot recap, and trailers to movies like G For GiannaGirls Love Girls 2, My Best Friend's Whore Friend, Slut Collector, Boob Bangers 4, Load Sharing, Bodacious Booty, Bet Your Ass 4, Girls Love Girls, Suck It Dry 2, Trophy Whores, and Angels of Debauchery 5.
Audio/Video Quality: Bet Your Ass 5 was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by director Jonni Darkko for Evil Angel. The bitrate hovered on the lower end of the scale much of the time, typically in the lower 4 Mbps range though jumping around a fair bit too. The lighting was often flat and relatively solid, reducing the amount of grain, video noise, and other flaws directly related to the technical aspect. The composition was not always favorable to the ladies but the editing seemed to enhance the look of the show more than a little bit, perhaps showing more care than the audio where the droning 2.0 Dolby Digital English track (at a 192 Kbps) was obnoxious and thumping; reminding me why so many consumers simply turn off the sound these days. The good news was that the music was turned down a lot during the majority of the sex so it wasn't as bad as it could have been.
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Body of Review: Jonni Darkko is one of the guys that adds a unique vision to his porn now that he's working for Evil Angel, unlike some of the cookie cutter titles he offered elsewhere before the move. These days, he shows his style in numerous little ways rather than beating folks over the head with over processed attempts to emulate music videos with the sole problem I have (in general) being his reliance on thumping club type music. His latest DVD is Bet Your Ass 5, the sequel to Bet Your Ass 4, where the ladies all engage in anal sex with partners of varying quality. Some of them are notable champions of backdoor boning and others are up and comers but the end result is that there was a decent mix of ladies for fans to enjoy. If that sounds interesting to you, here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used:
Scene One: Arcadia Davida, a small Asian gal with a tight body, was up first in some limited clothing as she masturbated for the camera with her panties around her ankles. She seemed to be doing just fine when sexually aggressive Mark Ashley jumped in between her legs to go down on her; both of them enjoying the action in the process. She then spread her legs wide to give the world a better view as he drilled her pussy, moving slowly at first but soon increasing the tempo as the gal learned to accommodate his shaft. She then slobbed his knob in a very messy style, the streamers flying all over the place as tears streamed down her eyes, soon resulting in him going back to boning her; this time in doggy style. She looked very uncomfortable during the scene and even though I got the impression she was soon having a lot of fun with the oral and vaginal romp, the couple switched to her taking his meaty member in her tight little ass (after a technical DP with a modest butt plug). She was passive during the anal and while she yelled out for him to "give it" to her, , resulting in his population pudding jerked off into her mouth, I would have been happier if she stuck with sex acts she truly liked. Still, it was a decent scene when viewed as a whole with the two showing some enthusiasm most of the time.
Scene Two: Chelsea Rae, one of my favorite gals in terms of looks (reminding me of Alexa Rae), was up next wearing black lingerie as she followed the formula for the camera while the headache inducing music thumped on in the background. I wished her tease had been a LOT longer but Barry Scott seemed insistent on getting to screw her cookie, banging away to give it some taste for her later oral. PTM is common in Jonni's movies, nearly every gal doing some of it and many doing a whole lot of it in between positions. The biggest problem for this scene was not so much the lighting washing her out as the relatively passive nature of her ride for the vaginal, and most of the anal ride; even though she seemed to savor the taste of her anal cavity with some serious ATM. This is another gal that is poised on the brink of being really great if she can ramp up her skills a bit (though she didn't seem to like who she was stuck working with either). The scene ended as expected with a frothy finish to her mouth that she easily swallowed down.
Scene Three: Rebeca Linares, the hotty on the front cover that pretty much everyone seems to love these days, was up next as she made the tease her own in her leopard print lingerie. Her display of urgency throughout the scene, from the tease to the oral to the hardcore anal with Mark Ashley, was top notch and I can see why she ended up getting plastered on the cover of the DVD case. Passion, youthful exuberance, and energy have been her calling cards for a long time now so it was no surprise that Mark found her irresistible as he prepared her by sucking her perfect pucker before some vaginal and toy work to prepare her ass for his driven style. She did a lot of ATM and enjoyed getting ravaged by his large cock anally even though I thought she was at her best inhaling his meatpipe from time to time in the scene. It wasn't her best work of late but anything she has been in has been good or better so I wasn't surprised at how well she swallowed his load either.
Scene Four: Mia Bangg, a curvy stripper looking gal with some attitude and pretty eyes, was up next as she teased with a fan blowing her hair back to the pulsing beat Jonni favors so much (too much). Her fishnet stockings, pink suspenders, and ruffled garter all added to her appeal as Jazz Duro approached her in his calm manner. The sexual tension was evident on several levels and he was far more seductive in how he approached the scene; getting as rough as she wanted but taking his time as he does in his own movies for the company. There was some foot fetish work after the oral they gave one another, leading to more drilling of her pussy and ass as she got completely into it. I loved the way her ass cheeks rippled in the scene as he pounded into her and there were times when I got the distinctive impression that the two had a contest of wills going on to see who would emerge as victor in the understated little dynamic. The anal was largely handled in the head down, ass up manner (after toy insertion) and she looked pretty enticing that way but unlike many of her other recent scenes, she was relatively passive here too; making me wonder if Jonni instructed the gals to be that way since so many of them are usually really driven in their scenes. This one ended with the facial too and she seemed to intensely look into his eyes as though ready for another round at the end; marking a good scene except for the single issue raised.
Scene Five: Aurora Jolie, a curvy anal princess that has been known as the gal who doesn't do vaginal, was up next as she followed the formulaic approach of the movie. Fans of black women may think she's too light skinned and fans of white gals may not even realize her racial heritage but the gal proves often enough that her looks and appeal are unrelated to her race; her oral skills always serving to punctuate her desirability. She was lucky enough to be paired off with Mark Ashley; going after him orally as though possessed by the spirit of Erik Everhard (who often goes into a trance of sorts in his scenes with the ladies). There were no surprises in the movie as she suck started his cock and took him in her very appealing ass with a lot of loud vocals that centered on "oh yeah". He was too large for her to easily handle but at least she didn't shy away from his massive member as he drilled her, making the scene strokable, if not the best of the movie in terms of heat and passion. The action ended with a combination titty fuck and blowjob, Mark coming all over her tits as she requested before some post coital sucking finished things off.
Scene Six: Veronica Rain, the oldest looking brunette of the cast, was up last as she wore her black fishnet outfit in a comfy chair while masturbating to the eerie music. She had a wide load of an ass and it looked most inviting as she stroked and played with it, soon finding assistance in the form of Mark Wood. She choked his chicken orally with some flair and he played with her ass as she knelt in front of him, her handjob leading to one of the most active rides of the movie. The way she bounced on his lap was fantastic, admittedly over the top but better than the passive lays displayed by a few too many of her peers. The teasingly slow anal made me wish the theme of the movie wasn't anal since she took forever to get warmed up and riding close to her previous levels of energy but it was a worthwhile wait given how she showed experience wins out compared to youth. She eventually demanded a facial and he gave it to her but she did not swallow so your mileage may vary compared to mine (but I'm not a huge fan of semen in the face or swallowing).
Summary: Bet Your Ass 5 by director Jonni Darkko for Evil Angel was worth being Recommended thanks in large part to the ladies of the show, the overall technical values (especially the editing), and the amount of extras the DVD contained. The six scenes provided some diversity of action and body type but ultimately it was the entire package that seemed to work best for me as the couples enjoyed some hardcore antics together. In short, Bet Your Ass 5, like Bet Your Ass 4, was not Jonni's strongest work to date but it had the kind of strokability, replay value, and heat that even caused an executive from another company to take notice of in our forums recently. It was not a bad title to spend some quality time with if you hear what I'm saying.
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