Extra's: The best extra was the 4:28 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by Tim Von Swine (called Swine Time). Part of this was a photoshoot but it was too short to really appreciate since the hotties were given just enough screen time to tease but not enough to satiate (Tim adding once again to the humor). The cumshot recap and ability to turn on a feature allowing you to go straight to the pop shot was okay, as was the photogallery and slipcover to the DVD with some trailers to round the package out.
Audio/Video Quality: House of Ass 5 was presented in a letterboxed widescreen color as shot by director Tom Byron for Tom Byron Pictures. Much of the camera work was done by the talented Tim Von Swine with the bedroom ending up as the generic location where the sex took place. The video maintained a bitrate of mid 5 Mbps most of the time, reducing the obvious compression artifacts to almost none and each scene looked the same given it was just Tim and Tom here (Tim took charge while Tom was busy in front of the camera). The composition of the scenes was consistent too with the limited bedroom sex after the fun tease montages shot around the house. The editing was generally decent, showing more skill than the last time I checked out one of his movies for review. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English offering at 192 Kbps. There was no noticeable separation between the tracks and the dynamic range was limited but I could hear the ladies and the music was not a factor once the scenes started in earnest.
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Body of Review: Tom Byron and Tom Byron Pictures are not as well known outside of the raincoater crowd as they probably should be but as a gonzo production outfit, I have found the former Houstonian to provide some heated sex when he casts the right ladies for his style of porn. His latest title is House of Ass 5, a series of five gonzo scenes where Tom bones some very physically attractive ladies for our collective viewing pleasure. There was a theme of ass tease taking place here but most of the gals did not do anal, the balance of the action being with oral and vaginal work that was often pretty warm. If you like the cast as much as I did, you will probably be happy checking this one out, 80% of them having shown a lot of solid work in the past. That said, here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used:
Scene One: Alexis Texas, the blond featured on the right hand side of the front cover, was up first as she shook her money maker in pink panties (as well as other clothing in montage style) on the couch. I liked the shiny silver shorts even better as well as the red skirt combo; each outfit showing her fleshy ass off very nicely before the interview given by Tom Byron. She claimed to have been in under ten scenes during her two week stay in the industry, her ample sample busting out of some jeans as Tom went in for the taste on the small bed. The playfulness shown by the two was infectious and he warmed her up orally in the nicest of ways, Alexis showing she was no stranger to sucking men off as she knelt before him. She sucked his balls and gave great head, leading to her actively riding his cock using her cookie while her ass cheeks rippled delightfully as ever. They did it in several positions, taking their time before he launched his load of population pudding on her bent over ass. They might not have shown a lot of chemistry together but she had a lot of energy to spare and that made the scene a lot of fun with solid replay value. Whew!
Scene Two: Shy Love, the busty brunette coming out of her black shorts on the front cover, was up next as Tom continued the format with a sit down interview with Tera Wray. Tom Byron did not give her as much tease time but Tim had her on the bed in a colorful bikini with a truncated interview; her ass looking especially nice this time. They wasted little time on talk as she went to sucking him off aggressively while they negotiated his intention to do anal with her. As Shy stripped out of her white shorts, I wanted to do her ass too, the POV angle serving both of them well as she continued her oral assault. This led to Tim becoming the dominant cameraman again as the couple screwed vaginally; Shy receiving Tom's cock fairly passively at first but adding in some extra effort as she warmed up; the anal showing her at her best when they got around to it. Unlike some of the other ladies in the flick, Shy was no newcomer or debutante, showing a full range of sexual skills while riding the cock in her three holes (pussy, ass and mouth). The scene ended as expected when he glazed her face with spew, Shy giving some post coital sucking to make it a happy ending as expected.
Scene Three: Penny Flame, the cute 420 friendly gal on the lower left hand corner of the cover, was up next as she teased and otherwise followed the formula. I knew she would not be giving up that sweet ass of hers here but it sure looked good outside in the natural sunlight of the day time sun before she went inside. Whatever problematic behavior Penny may have engaged in earlier this year that lost her the directing gig she so loved, she has long been a favored performer of mine and the two even discussed their excellent work at Vivid (without naming the title) so it wasn't long before she and Tom Byron were on the bed doing oral and bumping uglies like old friends. She was not at her most aggressive sexually but Tom really worked her over in a number of positions, Penny getting as sweaty as I've seen her in a long time. Her pouty noises and breathless dirty talk all added to the fun though so I wasn't complaining; she was second to Alexis in my picking this one up. The scene ended when Penny took his load to her face, playing with his cock before the camera faded away. Yum!
Scene Four: Adrianna Nicole, the curvy blond on the middle of the left hand side of the front cover, was up next as she followed the formulaic teasing on the bed, her ass cheeks riddled with acne but still looking inviting as the anal queen wannabe revved up to work with Tom Byron. The interview was so minimal that Tim even suggested Tom do the scene in POV but she didn't seem to care either way as she wanted his cock inside of her mouth. She went to town orally but that didn't last as she wanted him deeper inside of her, initially in her wet cookie but later in her willing ass too. She was an aggressive rider of cock this time and while that was no surprise to me, it's always good to see such a gal going to town in a job she truly seems inspired to love. I did notice that she was largely quiet this time, saying very little of her usual dirty talk as she enjoyed Tom's meaty member plowing into her. The scene ended with him rubbing out his modest load to her face, Adrianna smiling as she lapped it up willingly. Sweet!
Scene Five: Tera Wray, the brunette contract hotty at Pleasure Productions seen in black & white on the upper left hand corner of the front cover, made a surprise appearance with Tom Byron in a scene that showed the benefits to the guy for hooking up with the company this year. She's an attractive gal that I've seen very little of (Pleasure has only recently began sending screeners to us again) but her tease skills seemed to be solid and Tom showed a lot of desire to work with her as she slowly stripped off the dress she wore. He took his time warming her up and being extra gentle, even as she called for him to fuck her during his oral ministrations. Her blowjob was slow and seductive rather than rapid paced and messy as some of the gals provided; giving the scene something different to offer up for fans of the series. That she surprised me by tossing his salad so willingly was something altogether different; spending time rimming his ass before he plugged her pussy nicely. She did show an active side to the ride in a single position but it was passive most of the time; the gal showing potential beyond her contract skills even as she took the eye pop during the facial.
Summary: House of Ass 5 by director Tom Byron for Tom Byron Pictures had some solid strokability, replay value, and heated action so I rated it as Recommended. The technical aspects of the movie were generally decently handled and I was looking forward to seeing Alexis Texas, Penny Flame, and Shy Love the most but each of the ladies in the cast were appealing for a number of reasons. In short, House of Ass 5 provided more evidence that Tom is back on the rise like the phoenix of old, showing the world that he still has what it takes to get the masses off with his brand of smut.
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