Extras: The only extras were six trailers, a cast list, filmographies, a list of websites, and a cumshot recap from the scenes. The DVD appears to have a mastering defect that equates to stopping the DVD when you click "back to special features" from the trailer menu (it was a repeatable error; however minor) but the movie was long enough to cover for the lack of decent extras.
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Audio/Video Quality: Strap Attack 8 was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by director Joey Silvera for distribution by Evil Angel. Thanks in large part to decent lighting and a relatively limited amount of moving around with the camera, there was little grain or video noise in the movie, few compression artifacts to be seen (the bitrate hovering around 2 Mbps but going even lower; explaining some of the picture problems) and even some of the fleshtones looked slightly 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. Like many of the director's at Evil Angel, Joey seems to prefer concentrating on capturing the raw energy over giving the viewer Wal-Mart lighting (harsh, flat, and plentiful) most of the time but he apparently made an exception this time to give some of us what we prefer. 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.
Body of Review: Joey Silvera makes some of the least mainstream movies these days at Evil Angel and that designation is no small matter in a day and age where so much porn looks alike. Given his quirky tastes, it comes as no small surprise that Joey delivers squirting, tranny, and interracial titles but one of his biggest hits according to those that know are his femdom releases, the latest of which is Strap Attack 8: Gang Activity. The last volume in the series, Strap Attack 7, merited a good rating and considering how weak the competition in the field has been for many years, it doesn't surprise me when I hear the series bandied about for awards in the fetish arena each year. It's not exactly my biggest series to look for when it comes out but it does serve as an interesting diversion from the gonzo craze and many of the women used are hot (even if it's always the same lame guys being used, Christian excepted). The emphasis this time was on groups of gals taking on individual guys so maybe that will make it all the more appealing to genre fans too. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Ashley Blue, Whitney Stevens, Rosario Stone, and Kylee Reese (the ladies on the lower left hand corner of the front cover), were up first with wimpy Vin Deacon, after he made his moves on one of their girls at the pool. The ladies were brandishing moderate sized strap ons and he relished the idea of servicing all of them while most men would have run away. He started sucking them off on the ledge overlooking the pool when they abruptly went inside, Ashley giving some head along with him (and to him). They moved to the couch where his mouth became the centerpiece of their attention, Ashley putting on a glove to start shoving her fingers inside his ass (nearly fisting him but leaving her thumb out). The other ladies joined in at the same time and made him do ATM but the focal point of the scene was when they took turns screwing him anally with their toys. Some were better than others in terms of their experience, the flow of dirty talk including calling him bitch, pussy, and a host of other derogatory comments. For his trouble, they also sucked him off and gave him a lot of handjobs, eventually Ashley riding his cock as hard as she rode his ass. None of the other ladies wanted anything to do with letting him penetrate their pussies but as a consolation prize that we adored, they fed him his own population pudding, the gals making the "good little bitch" a member of their group.
Scene Two: Flower Tucci, the cute anal queen dressed in a suit on the lower middle of the front cover (as well as with the red toy beside that shot), was up next as she prepared to bone Christian; having put him in a dress. She gave him a short hummer and licked his ass once before undressed with him at her feet. She was wearing her strap on dildo and he serviced her all around the living room as she playfully teased him; knowing his desire to get some cock up his ass was matched by his want of giving her some penetration too. With all due respect to Flower, he actually proved to be a better cocksucker than she was, though she was hampered by the fact that she was attached to the cock in question. She then played with his ass and ate it, warming him up with a smaller toy before giving him the goods. He was a passive rider of cock but she kept up a steady stream of vocals to try and make up for it, switching to a vibrational toy that went inside both of them with each doing more oral (there was a lot of ATM). She did her water work routine here and rode his cock both vaginally and anally; even giving him a technical DP while sucking him off to orgasm.
Scene Three: Hannah West and Britney Stevens, the ladies seen on the upper right hand corner of the cover, were up next with Hannah a first timer. Britney said she loved doing it the first time as it gave her a sense of power so she came back; this not exactly a heavily covered niche in most movies these days. Britney played a subordinate in a mechanics shop, forced to suck fake cock since her cleaning skills were lacking, eventually leading to both of them giving Jagger the standard drilling (by each of them). He wanted a job and Hannah offered him the opportunity to apply "if" he took it in the ass. He blew them and did as they asked, the ladies pointing out how experienced he seemed to be ("very" experienced). He worked them both like a seasoned professional and Britney pissed in his face, the emphasis on oral antics eventually giving way to the expected penetration of the guy's backside. He was another passive ride and Hannah even sucked off his tiny dick a bit to motivate him but it took a handjob for him to orgasm (the guy eating his own spew...ick!). (at the end of the scene, some footage of him getting some pussy was shown)
Scene Four: Brianna Love, Jaclyn Case, and Nika, the attractive ladies dressed in religious fetish outfits as seen on the upper left hand corner of the cover, were up last with Christian. The gals were all giggles and handcuffed him, toying with him before getting him hard with blowjobs and face sitting. There was even salad tossing and fingering but it was clear from the start that Christian was equally versatile as a partner. The multiple fingers were replaced with toys, the ladies banged him silly, and he did plenty of ATM before they rewarded him with active rides on his rod. In a sense, it was the only scene of the movie that offered up a fair balance of action, a lot more vaginal action needed to merit highest marks but giving it replay value for me. He gave up a facial and assisted in their fantasies until the show ended, making it a good scene if slightly flawed.
Summary: Strap Attack 8 by director Joey Silvera for Evil Angel was not the strongest offering in the series but I rated it as a Rent It for what it did provide. The technical values, while still far behind the times using full frame and what appeared to be a single camera, were well ahead of most fetish titles thanks to decent lighting and the ladies were several notches above what you could expect from a small company. Most of the men need to find new lines of work, perhaps selling shoes or delivering sales fliers door to door, but the movie wasn't a complete bust thanks to Joey's attention to detail. In short, Strap Attack 8: Gang Activity provided some of the same flaws as Strap Attack 7 without as many highlights so your mileage may vary but huge fans of the genre may find it well worth looking for.
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