Dates of Production: 10/5/2005, 4/20/2006, 10/18/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/26/2006
Extra's: The extras consisted of a 12 second long clip of JT slipping and "busting his ass", some trailers, a photogallery, and that was it.
Audio/Video Quality: Street Ranger 2 was mostly presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by director JT for Bang Bros (the first scene was a letterboxed widescreen). 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 wasn't as bad as some of the company's previous works, skating by on the energy factor provided by the performers, most of whom are established professionals. The bit rate for the scenes generally hovered around the 3.5 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 is one of the directors best known for his works for Bang Bros these days. The guy is likeable and conveys a man on the prowl sentiment fairly well without going too over the top in his works, making him an asset at the company from the way I look at things. His latest work is Street Ranger 2, the sequel to Street Ranger 1 that I reviewed recently. The general idea of the scenes is to show the director helping ladies out financially or otherwise and them rewarding him sexually (either for pay or out of a mutual attraction). The scenes were originally released online as part of the fabulously successful company website but are now coming out on DVD for those of us that prefer the medium as a means of storage. Like many of the other titles by the company, the biggest selling point is not the technical values or the glamorous look of the ladies but the fun factor and reality aspect that might well be faked but give the audience a nod compared to the usual porno we might be more familiar with. In that, this volume of the series succeeded better than the original volume for several reasons but the technical values were pretty mixed. If you are still interested, here is a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that condoms were commonly used:
Scene One: Cassandra, the light haired lass seen on the lower right hand corner of the front cover, was up first with director JT in a scene that lasted 23:54 minutes. He found her hanging out by the waterfront on a cloudy day, applying his scam routine to get her interested in his production. As far as gals with physical appeal and cute smiles are concerned, I found her to be a likeable enough lady, even if she never struck me as new to sex worker status. After some minor flashing in public, they went back to the generic room and she posed for him awhile; her implant scars looking kind of rough though soft enough that I would overlook them in a darkened room while she was titty fucking me silly. He felt her up and she dropped to her knees to suck him off, showing an aptitude for a dick in her mouth developed presumably after a whole lot of experience. The vaginal screwing had her rubbing his modest cock along her slit with the condom keeping them safe from one another during the penetration. She provided a moderately active ride but his camera work wasn't steady enough to truly rate it on the merits alone, the gal giving up some panting as she rubbed her clitoris and made the exaggerated faces one would expect of her. The scene ended when he jerked off to her implants, the modest load of population pudding coating the area between her fun bags before rubbing it in and cleaning up to leave with a kiss.
Scene Two: Cecilia, the brunette seen on the right hand cover (second from the bottom), was up next with JT in a scene lasting 28:29 minutes. She was stranded and he offered her a ride, convincing her of his good nature before she showed her exhibitionist nature along side the road (where she sucked him off as cars drove by). He hadn't even asked her name before she was slobbing his knob, the gal displaying a slower technique than Cassandra had but no less pleasing from the looks of it. Worrying about the police coming by, they went to the room to finish up their business on the stormy looking day, the lighting of the bedroom too low for the quality of camera he was using. She gave him more head on the bed as he fingered her, leading to a passive ride until she climbed on top of him. At that point, she went into PSE mode and bounced on his cock like she was trying to finish him off before someone came home from work; a dynamic I'm a bit too familiar with these days. They screwed vaginally in a few positions and he jerked off to her chest, leaving a much larger wad this time for her to enjoy. They actually had some chemistry here but the substandard technical values were disappointing.
Scene Three: Ashlynn "Gabby" Brooke, is probably the best known lady of the cast in terms of recently popular women in porn, her picture on the upper left hand corner of the front cover betraying her (this was an early scene for her and she was labeled as Gabby). JT was on top of a car garage and she was stuck in her tight white pants and neon pink top that hugged her curvy body so well, the two leaving her car behind as he assisted her for 20:10 minutes (he offered to call a locksmith friend of his to help). She did not appear to ad lib her lines all that well and was surprised at his rambling vocals; getting right down to business by undoing his pants and jerking him off in the garage. She sucked him off nicely and his friend opened her car door, JT and Ashlynn then using it to complete the public sex scene. I think she's a really cute gal but her performances have been quite mixed in terms of providing the kind of energy some of her peers are typically better at but she was bouncing on his modest cock as though she wanted to be there and the scene was a lot better than average for her as a result. I didn't care about the condom so much as her proving my persistence to see how good she could be rewarded, the several vaginal positions in the cramped quarters of the car making it a bit tight for solid camera work. The titty rub was the sexual end of the action and she was happy to see how much pleasure she gave him. Whew!
Scene Four: Jenna Gold, the gal with the hot ass showcased on the lower left hand corner of the front cover, was up next with JT for 23:55 minutes as she tried to sell some junk as a result of getting kicked out by her boyfriend when they fought. Her cleavage was of more interest to the civic minded JT so he offered to buy all of her junk as a means of getting into her pants, the public aspect of the transaction including a trip to the ATM machine and some feeling up in the elevator of her stretch-mark covered hooters. She had a MILF appeal (though on the young side) and he let her clean up in his shower, leading to the both of them getting naked and engaged in carnal activity. Her hummer was another slightly mechanical but decent blowjobs indicative of experience, some titty fucking going on before they vaginally screwed. She was frisky when it came to how she handled his balls and in doggy managed to ride him aggressively even though it might not have been as polished as her oral was. JT seemed to have problems keeping rock hard this time, needing to jerk off to maintain his erection, but the two of them did an adequate job of it hampered only by the way he was holding the camera before the stomach pop closed things up.
Scene Five: Roxxxy Rush and Marli Jane, were up last and the two brunettes were fine with a little shopping mall pick up action by JT in this 28:04 minute long scene. There was far less set up this time before the ladies were in the bed with him, feeling each other up as much as he did on the motel room bed. Roxxxy seemed to more experienced and aggressive lady of the pair so it came as no surprise that she also did anal here, albeit in limited quantities and lacking her passion for cock displayed in previous works elsewhere. I especially liked that the gals assisted one another in the oral, vaginal, and anal romp; giving more dirty talk too but not limiting the active riding much of the time either. The camera was kept on too tight a zoom for most of the scene to really appreciate the ladies for all they were worth and Marli was admittedly a gal lacking the physical appeal for me that most of the others in the fuck flick provided but Roxxy managed to save the day and keep the strokability of the scene high at all times so even the dual facial finish seemed to finish things up on a high note. Yum!
Summary: Street Ranger 2 by director JT for Bang Bros was a marked improvement from his last volume so I rated it as Recommended as a result. The fuck for the buck, replay and stroke value were all such that I found Street Ranger 2 to be better than Street Ranger 1; even if the extras sucked donkey balls and the technical values made me wish JT would practice a lot more before going to work. Still, the ladies of the cast were almost all physically attractive and Ashlynn Brook gave one of her best performances to date so while I acknowledge that this was far from perfect, it was one I will keep in my collection of reality porn for a long time to come.
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