Cast: Silvia Saint, Mark Davis, Hakan, Shawna Valentino, Tom Byron, Jessica Darlin, Shelbee Myne, Jon Dough, Joey Silvera, Monika Kiss, Sophie Call, Sean Michaels, Allysin Chains, Michael J. Cox, Mark M., Alice, Nick East, Derek Lane, Paul Cox
Audio/Video Quality: Butt Row Swallowed was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by director Joey Silvera for distribution by Evil Angel. This being shot almost ten years ago for videotape, the picture was not as solid as his newer efforts (the bitrate hovering around 2 Mbps but going even lower; explaining some of the picture problems) and even some of the fleshtones looked off here. The composition of the shots was usually flattering to the women although much of that would still be an artistic call on my part so I can safely say that the overall visual aspects of the movie were moderately solid; concentrating on capturing the raw energy over giving the viewer Wal-Mart lighting (harsh, flat, and plentiful) most of the time. Still, with such a strong cast in evidence, I can't emphasize enough the value of their energy over the technical values which were adequate to display all that was needed for the heat to shine through. The 2.0 Dolby Digital audio (at 192 Kbps) was presented in the usual stereo English but there wasn't any significant dynamic range or separation between the channels. The voices were sometimes hollow but like seeing the occasional shadow in the movie, this is to be expected in order to preserve the nearly realistic manner in which the scenes took place.
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Body of Review: Joey Silvera has had his movies distributed by Evil Angel for years now, proving that his loyalty made sense as each party raked in the dough. Rather than chase a BBD from other companies, he has relied on the trust developed and fact that for a great many people, Evil is as good as you will find in the industry in terms of sales, distribution, and quality control. Even now there are precious few contenders for the throne and Joey has provided some of the kink the company needs to give fans their fix when regular gonzo would not do it for them. Well, as part of a revisit to the past, some of his older titles are now coming out on DVD, including Butt Row Swallowed, a movie shot almost ten years ago labeled "with The Girls of Hooker University" as a subheading. The scenes all provided a slightly different gonzo experience, with Joey even jumping in to get some at times, but the fun factor was in evidence and I could see several scenarios that he fleshed out into full fledged series later on. That said, here is a brief glimpse into the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used:
Scene One: Silvia Saint, the hotty blond featured on the middle of the front cover, was up first and she was definitely in her prime for this scene with Mark Davis and Hakan. The tease was solid and the humor angle covered nicely as some mope swept the floor of the garage while whining. The use of a dissolve cut to transition between the locations was odd (she would appear in different parts of the house rather than walk there) but given her frisky nature, it was still nice to see this golden oldie of a scene (and movie) finally make it to DVD after all these years. The trio ended up on the couch and she let them warm her up before slobbing their respective knobs so well. She then actively rode them in various positions and locations, taking breaks for oral as needed. This was back when her language skills were presumably limited so she did not elevate the heat with dirty talk but it was otherwise a fine scene showing her sexual skills getting a workout, that eventually included anal too. That part (including the DP) was a lot slower on her part but she never winced or showed much discomfort; typically giving the impression that she was having a blast before they rubbed out loads of population pudding on her chest. Nice!
Scene Two: Shawna Valentino, a Latina in her first scene, was up next and while she had a shyness not seen by Silvia, she was a different type of gal from what it looked like in the dark night setting displayed. Her booty shorts and short top gave her the look of a street walker more than a porn chick (though many of you say they are the same thing) and Tom Byron had no problem taking her on after Joey described her jealous boyfriend. Back then, Tom sported an earring but they went to the couch and sucked face while pawing each other; her natural body looking fresh and tight. Her curvy ass got him hard and she teased him as he jerked off, leading to her blowing him and tossing his salad before he screwed her cookie. She had a lot of rough edges but gave a decent performance as she pushed onto his cock, the ensuing anal showing him do all the work. He busted a nut to her face and she did some ATM after some toy use, the gal going nutty for nut before the scene faded out.
Scene Three: Jessica Darlin, the tanned blond on the right hand side of the cover and Shelbee Myne, as seen on the lower middle of the cover underneath Silvia, were up next with Jon "Robo" Dough and Joey Silvera with a dog wash gimmick. Using a stuffed animal, Jessica stripped as she cleaned the animal, giving Joey a show afterwards that included finishing removing her clothing and oiling up. She sucked him off and gave him a titty fuck before the others joined in on the fun, leading to both ladies doing Jon in the sunny pool location. There was face sitting, knob slobbing, and lots of active penetration with anal and vaginal plowing on hand (as well as some limited lesbian action). Both gals helped drain his balls dry with facials, sucking his dripping cock of all juices before the hairy man laughed and basked in the glory of the deed.
Scene Four: Angela/Monika Kiss and Sophie Call, a couple of bleach blond foreign gals that never spoke, were up next in a tryst with Sean Michaels in what appeared to be a motel room. The ladies were markedly different from one another in terms of age but Sean was not the type to discriminate based on something like that, servicing both of them fully with his orals skills before they reciprocated handily. He was bigger than they were used to and they pulled out toys to warm up but he was soon tapping ass in no time. The down side of the scene was that it gave the appearance of a mechanical bout of boning with two "for hire" gals but it still had some strokable moments for me. It also seemed short and he pasted them with semen facially; making it better than a true filler scene but only marginally.
Scene Five: Allysin Chains, the skinny gal on the upper left hand corner of the front cover, was up next in a scene that the cover claimed was "introducing" her to the business. She has long been too tiny for me and in the last several years has struck me as a bit past her prime but this was shot when she was fresh and new; initially wearing a white top and skirt as she took on Michael J. Cox, Mark M., and Joey Silvera. A booze freak, she appreciated the Jack Daniels and Vodka as much as the sex toys she was packing, the gal teasing by the pool as she got warmed up. When she put on a strap on dildo, I was of the impression she was going to do Mark M. but it was discarded early on for the guys to eat her out and get head from the gal. They vaginally screwed her too with the facials accepted readily and the passive act on her part seeming more fitting somehow as a newcomer. She warmed up towards the end but she relied on her newcomer status too much for my liking, even letting Joey get a few sucks and pokes before he gave her some cream on the face.
Scene Six: Alice, the brunette on the lower left hand corner of the front cover, was up last in a scene with Nick East, Derek Lane, and Paul Cox ordering her up as the waitress in a satiny red thong. She might not have been the newest gal of the batch or even the hottest fuck of the movie but she was a nice mixture of all the dynamic elements needed to make for a solid scene. She teased with a smooth manner to her, sucking them off in the house undergoing remodeling to earn her pay. She also gave a polished ride to each of them that showed enthusiasm and energy, making it a great choice for an ending scene (much like Silvia was the perfect opener). Most of the anal sex took place out back by the pool on the sunny day and she was not as passionate about getting her backdoor poked but they glazed her face at the end of the scene showing how skillfully she milked them all dry.
Summary: Butt Row Swallowed by director Joey Silvera for distribution by Evil Angel showed that even porn from years ago can still have all the necessary elements to make for stroking fun. I've revisited a lot of titles from ten and twenty years ago and found them wanting but can still rate Butt Row Swallowed as Recommended as standing the test of time. The women were not cookie cutter dolls and the sex did not follow a specific pattern, lending an air of unpredictability that would probably serve modern porn well in these days of generic action. In all then, the replay value of this one was surprisingly solid and while it did not stray too far from a particular path, there was no doubt that certain bits influenced later series and projects, making it worth checking out for that alone.
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