Date of Production: 3/3/2007, 4/14/2007, 5/12/2007, 6/16/2007, 11/4/2007 (the last one kind of tough to do at this writing; figure it out)
Extras: The best extra for most of you will be the bonus scene with Evie (I don't recall seeing it before but she looked familiar) that lasted 19:04 minutes as described below. There was also a trailer for one of the Busty Coed Movies and another for the appealing Fuck For Dollars 1. There was also a true second sided DVD cover that was less explicit for those who care.
Audio/Video Quality: I Film Myself 4 was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by the ladies for Greedy Video. This was the latest release under the new label and served to spotlight the company's willingness to try something new fairly well; with a lot of unpolished looking visuals used to add to the theme of the movie (a reality masturbation show where the ladies were in charge of their own scenes). The bitrate hovered around the mid 5 Mbps level but it was obvious the gals had limited experience taping themselves in POV fashion. The lighting was fair to moderate, minimizing the grain and video noise in large part, with the compositional matters being in need of some editing and better camerawork but again, that was part of the appeal of the movie; the gals controlled the cameras. The fleshtones were slightly washed out but in fairness to the movie, the theme wouldn't have worked as well if it looked crisp and clear. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital English was presented in the standard 192 Kbps bitrate with no separation, minimal music and nothing to detract or add to the sex in large part. Some whispering could be heard at times but it wasn't all that bad or frequent, lending an air to the gonzo format.
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Body of Review: Greedy Video has certainly been on a role this year with every one of their titles coming in view of my watchful eye receiving a good rating. Is this because they have lots of cash to send me with their screeners, the hotties they send over to my place in skimpy clothing, or just the result of trying something different in the crowded field of porn? Well, I plead the latter since I get to see a great many titles these days that show no imagination, no thought going into them, and little to stroke to; Greedy's fuck flicks all having shown me that something else worthwhile exists out there. The most recent title of theirs I took to review was I Film Myself 4, the sequel to I Film Myself 3, I Film Myself 2, and I Film Myself 1; that I reviewed in the past. The series is full of scenes where female masturbation rules, though done in a firsthand manner by the ladies themselves rather than the more typical shows like All Alone 2 (which is professionally shot to reduce the raw edges that this series provides in such quantity). Having had such favorable experiences with the series in the past and noticing that lovely Ashlynn Brooke was the lead hotty, I figured the lack of condoms and population pudding might really score here so I gave the title my undivided attention over the weekend and here is what I found:
Scene One: Ashlynn Brooke, the hotty on the front DVD cover, was up first as she mugged for the camera that she herself held in the bathroom. The bedroom looked more appealing to her and while I would take exception to where she placed the camera (it showed her nasty implant scars all too well from underneath her titties), the gal is one of the cutest ladies to ever hit porn. She had the kind of razor stubble that comes from a lack of shaving a few days but that juicy biscuit of hers was very fetching to say the least as she rubbed and massaged it thoroughly. Her use of a light blue (almost clear) vibrator turned on worked for me even before she went to the bathroom but the bed was the mainstay location of her scene. This was one of the most basic scenes in the series to date and while I wished she made it last longer, there was some evidence to suggest she got off a time or two, the scene ending when she tasted the toy clean.
Scene Two: Chavon Taylor, a curvy gal with large breasts and a face that reminded me of a performer named Gauge (from awhile back), was up next wearing a colorful outfit that did not last long in the equally colorful room. Her pink panties hugged her ass and she gave some breast tease; spending time on the couch, the bed, and the floor as the mood struck her. Her clear red vibrator was no on as she used it, mechanically plowing it into her pussy and between her breasts; showing her preference for her hand as she continued to supply the advertised action.
Scene Three: Kelly Divine, another gal next door with darker hair, claimed to be "bored and lonely" as she stood in front of the bathroom mirror discussing how wet she was getting. The four poster bed and dressing piece in front of it served as a platform for her to showcase her body; the light blue top and thin green shorts not lasting long as she asked what clothing she should take off first. This was another case of implants that were too large but she had the vocals down pat; the dirty talk one of her best performance features of the scene. The lighting in the bathroom was as mixed as that in the bedroom though so aside from her horrible looking implant scars, she provided a decent show worth checking out, though admittedly too mechanical to really get into here. It was interesting to see one of the ladies not use a toy, the overall quality of the scene fair.
Scene Four: Kyanna Lee, an Asian gal with an average face and minimally curved body, was up next as she followed the formula in the bathroom and bedroom of what seemed to be a small apartment. I didn't care for her stretch marks either but she appeared to enjoy fingering fun without toys too so I kept watching; wondering if she knew how lame her act was on technical and heat terms. I'm sure she's a great lay in person but nothing she did here conveyed any sense of that dynamic, making it a chore to watch.
Scene Five: MacKenzee Pierce, an attractive brunette from Arizona with a love of men in uniform, was up next wearing an orange tank top and blue jean skirt in the bathroom. She walked through the house as she gave a shout out to all the men watching, suggesting it was a pretty basic video without the fake ohhs and ahhs of regular porn. She seemed to appreciate doing the scene for those fighting for our freedoms overseas, her use of the camera not as bad as some of her peers but in need of some tidying up all the same. The TV sized clitoris was cool to look at for a short time but too often used for my liking, the metallic pink vibrator going from her mouth to pussy repeatedly once she backed off. There were actually some of those fake porn performance noises she claimed wouldn't be present but I still thought she had a decent time as she drilled herself deeply.
Scene Six: Riley Evans, a cutie with nice curves in her undies, was up last in the bathroom as she caressed her body slowly while shooting the action in the mirror. Her make up did not quite hide her facial blemishes but I still liked her look as her pretty eyes were so inviting. Her ample breasts and ass looked good too as she masturbated with them, licking herself and squeezing her titties as though a cock between them would get her off in a jiffy. She had a perfect pussy too and while the camera was held too tightly on it, I'd have licked her fingers clean. Her battery died on the camera and she started with a renewed vigor to work herself over, the vibrations giving her even more pleasure before the scene closed up. The dirty talk could have been more frequent but it was a good scene to end the movie with all the same.
Bonus Scene: Evie, a brunette with a wonderfully round rump and curvy figure, was very quiet but did all that was expected of her during her own solo scene on the bed that lasted 19:04 minutes. She used no toys and moved about the apartment while having fun; her fleshy body adding some nice stroke value for me.
Summary: I Film Myself 4 by Greedy Video was not their best work of late but it still adhered to the truth in advertising I like to acknowledge and appealed to the pervert in me sufficiently to rate it as Recommended despite the technical matters on display here. Putting more emphasis on raw energy instead of technical brilliance (as All Alone 2 tried to do), it had some merit for fans, especially if you find this one on sale in the future. In short, I Film Myself 4 might well have been the least consistently heated volume in the series (not as good as I Film Myself 3, I Film Myself 2, or I Film Myself 1) but if you liked those titles for their female masturbation action; you will almost certainly appreciate this one too.
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