Audio/Video Quality: Diary of Julia Bond: Collector's Edition was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame as shot by an uncredited director for Shane's World. If you've ever watched any of their uncredited titles, you'll know that the quality of their work can vary considerably but it's also one of my pet peeves considering that knowledge of who directs something allows a consumer to have some basic information to guide their purchase. That's one of the reasons why I appreciate knowing when they use Penny Flame, Tim Von Swine, or Devinn Lane, as each has their own style and capability in providing a unique look. 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. 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 compression artifacts or mastering issues (hovering in at around mid 5 Mbps) 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 (at 192 Kbps) and unlike many other releases by the company, the vocals were easy to hear with no real separation noticed or major dynamic range to speak of as with the music by Eddie Powell and Young Justice.
Body of Review: Julia Bond is one of my favorite performers in porn for her youthful zeal and positive attitude projected wherever she goes. I've chatted with her at shows a time or three and even when it was clear she was tired or recuperating from a hard night of fun, she always seems to be outgoing and friendly; unlike many of her peers that have not lasted as long as she has. Her latest movie is for Shane's World with the opener for their new series in The Diary of Julia Bond: Collector's Edition. One of the company reps has discussed the idea of the series in our forums (hotty Megan) and I was anxious to see how the series would be given it was new, unpolished, and slightly raw but focused on Julia Bond. The five scenes (seven if you could the bonus handjob and scene from another flick) all showed her charm and ability nicely, making me wonder how the company will top it for the next gal they serve up. The back cover said it like this: "Julia Bond wants to give you a rare peek into her real life as an "it girl" by spending the day and night with her! Bungee jumping, fucking, race car driving lessons, hanging with friends, fucking, and more! This girl lives in a world of excitement and wants you to watch her every move! You may think you know Julia...but now you will really know her inside out...over and over again!" If that sounds good to you (and it should), here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used:
Scene One: Julia Bond, the beauty on the front cover, was up first in a hot tub scene with Sascha after she did her topless bungee jump. Personally, seeing her leap off the bridge was a bit scary, even knowing the outcome but I've never been a fan of heights so this is to be expected. In the tub though, her skimpy black, white, and pink bikini looked great on her (even better off of her) and she displayed the kind of enthusiasm that has made her a champion performer in my book as she slobbed his knob with gusto. The handjob action certainly helped too and her limited dirty talk (wanting his cock in her pussy) led to him poking the precious spot on her aggressively, Julia enjoying every last stroke. That her lean ass cheeks rippled with many of the pounding pokes was a bonus I could enjoy watching for a very long time, her sweaty body looking especially good in the sunny outdoor location (I wasn't too keen on the flies buzzing around her cookie though). The heat of the sun apparently impacted his ability to keep an erection so they went inside to the couch to continue their work, the chemistry between them fairly solid much of the time before her ass cheeks took his wad of population pudding (and some shower footage of her cleaning up ending the scene).
Scene Two: Julia Bond, having enjoyed a day at the local faire, then expressed a desire to enjoy some more carnal activities in bed, her playmate of the day being moper Kyle Moore. While he might not have been the kind of top notch talent that looks best in a scene with her, she seemed to relish the idea of having sex with him as she savored the moment with her lips wrapped around his modest member. She really went to town on the oral and the vaginal sex showed her riding him even more aggressively than she did Sascha in the scene before that, my biggest complaint being the amount of extra lube gracing their genitalia. She used more dirty talk this time and her ass looked even better in motion here, the camera work coming across as better this time (though maybe the editing was what enhanced it for me). The minor booty pop closed it out and the quick cut led to the next scene.
Scene Three: Julia Bond, wearing a denim jacket, dark green shirt, and short skirt, was up next in the game room as she took on super stud Erik Everhard in a game of pool. Seeing as how I have a table identical to this one (they aren't cheap either), it fueled my fire even more; Julia proving to be even worse at playing pool than I am (tough for my friends to believe I'm sure). In any case, she can always practice at my place, especially a round of pocket pool but Erik wanted to get in some action so he had his face attached to her perfect pucker as she bent over to begin the sex. She wanted a turn on him, the hummer proving to be just fine in the process, Erik sporting a huge hard-on as she engulfed his member actively. She was clearly better at sucking cock than playing pool, the coy nature of her comments and facial expressions adding some heat to the proceeding. That led to the best ride of the day with her impaling herself on his cock and using dirty talk like she was lost in the moment, changing locations to the kitchen for some variety. By the time they finished up the numerous positions, he busted a nut in her mouth and on her face, back on the original couch they interviewed her on. Whew!
Scene Four: Julia Bond, having spent the day in Bakersfield at a race car track (having a great time but coming in sixth out of 6 due to her inability to use a shift stick of all things), was up next in a car garage with moper Trent Tesoro. The diagnostic equipment all about them, they took each other's temperature orally in a fairly warmish scene where she looked much better than him in terms of handling the action. His modest member was easier for her to work with though so it served as a sort of pit stop for her to suck and be fucked by him, the ending pop shot on her ass cheek proving to be the largest of the lot (probably because the others work more than he does). While not a true filler scene, it was a weak point in most ways, best suited for fans of Julia more than anyone else.
Scene Five: Julia Bond, up last in bed with no set up in her see through top, closed out the movie in point of view (POV) fashion with German Chris Charming. She blew him for a short time and then she bounced on his cock, the mechanical portions of the ride still looking better than the last scene but not as full of passion or chemistry as a few of the others. I'm a fan of hers (not a slavering fanboy though) so I enjoyed it but there was clearly less going on between them than in any of the previous scenes except the one with Trent, limiting the replay value substantially. She over acted to compensate for the lack of sparks and his sense of rhythm was probably the most noticeable aspect of his performance. I could rub out a load to it a time or two but your mileage will vary a lot depending on how much you like Julia Bond in action, this not being her best scene to date. It ended with a stomach pop and the credits began to roll.
Bonus Scene: Girls Night Out 2: "Julia Bond, easily the cutest gal of the flick in most ways, was up next on the couch with Jerry after some bar footage was displayed. She left her Beatles shirt on as she sucked his rod, allowing him to play with her curvy ass and hold her hair like a gentleman at the same time. It wasn't a balls to the wall BJ as a few before it but it was still a solid bit of oral loving for the talented hotty with the couple getting into a 69 before she rode him passionately while spouting off some dirty talk. The ride itself wasn't her best work but she sure looked good as he plugged away and the scene ended with a huge load all over her body."
Summary: The Diary of Julia Bond: Collector's Edition was the best set of all new scenes featuring Julia Bond that I've come across in my many years of watching porn so this is a no brainer for her fans to pick up a copy or two. Julia is always a delight to behold and her skills with a meat pipe far surpass her age so you can see why a fan like me enjoyed it so much. The first part of the show was the best though and it seemed like the fun, non-sex portions ran out a bit too quickly; almost as if the production ran out of steam or there was a falling out of sorts but even for someone that just likes the gal, it warranted a rating of Recommended for the levels of fuck for the buck, strokability, and replay value. In short, The Diary of Julia Bond: Collector's Edition puts the industry on notice that Shane's World can compete with any of the larger companies in terms of fun, fucking, and fine females so pick this one up while you wait for the second volume to hopefully come out soon.
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