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Brand New Faces #6 (Blu-Ray)
Brand New Faces #6 (Blu-Ray)
Studio: Vivid » Review by
Don Houston »
Review Date: 5/16/08
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Dylan Fox! (click for trailer)
Note: the following is a review for the Blu-Ray version of Brand New Faces 6 that I recently reviewed, updated to incorporate the enhanced technical values of the fledgling format that adds substantial resolution and detail. If you enjoy watching newcomer ladies to porn having fun and doing so in lengthy scenes shot by one of the best directors in the industry, this would be an excellent choice to consider for your high definition viewing pleasure.
Brand New Faces 6 Blu-Ray
Lisa Belize (click for trailer)
Genre: Gonzo, Newcomers
Director: B. Skow
Scarlett Fay (click for trailer)
Cast: Dylan Fox, Voodoo, Lisa Belize, Alex Gonz, Scarlett Fay, Veronica Hill, Sammie Rhodes
Length: 208:31 minutes
Veronica Hill (click for trailer)
Date of Production: 12/26/2007
Extras: There were not many extras, a handful of trailers and a photogallery, but the length of the scenes largely made up for it again.
Audio/Video Quality: Brand New Faces 6 Blu-Ray was presented in the same 1.78:1 ratio widescreen color it was shot in by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment . For those unfamiliar with his background, suffice it to say that his experience outside of porn is superior to many inside the industry and it shows up in his movies, including this one as shot in HD 1080i to provide a lot of resolution supporting some of the effects (making it look more like a real movie than just a porno). The lighting was well handled and this added to the pleasure of watching the gals in play as the lengthy scenes gave them enough freedom to explore what was advertised as their first scenes (with a money back guarantee). The composition of the camera angles and lighting were almost always optimal this time, Skow seeing fit to try and enhance the look of the ladies at every turn as possible. The fleshtones were accurate this time and the DVD mastering was well done (if in a bitrate often hovering around 15 Mbps in this Blu-Ray version), making it a mixed bag in terms of visual quality; leaning towards above average. Some will rail about the watermark on the lower right hand corner of the scenes but it went away pretty quickly so don't worry about it. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English (in 192 Kbps at 48 kHz) offering with the vocals sounding flat and the music pretty decent. For some reason, the levels were about the same as usual but aside from the added background noise, the dynamic range was average and the separation of the vocal track nonexistent.
Body of Review: B. Skow has been the driving force at Vivid Entertainment in terms of providing good looking porn in recent years; typically bringing something unique to the mix as he enhanced the performances of the ladies he shot for the company under so many sets of circumstances. His latest release is a bit different in that it was a series of lengthy scenes called Brand New Faces 6 Blu-Ray; a movie dedicated to showcasing four lovely young ladies in their first scenes for porn and the sequel to the extremely popular Brand New Faces 1, Brand New Faces 2, Brand New Faces 4, and Brand New Faces 5 I saw recently. The porn industry is replete with gals claiming to be in their first scenes ever but the catch this time was the cover promising a "100% Money-Back Guarantee" that these were the first times the ladies were on film. Be that as it may, the cover also promised that the scenes were candid and given my experience with newcomers, I was hoping Skow could pull a rabbit out of a hat and also make them award winning performances. If you're still interested, here's a quick glimpse into the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used:
Scene One: Dylan Fox, the hotty seen on the upper right hand corner, claimed to be 20 years old and her original porn name was "Maxine Tyler" but she changed it before signing the statement about it being her first scene. She was so nervous that she was slightly shaking, the energy obvious as she spoke with Skow. Her pretty eyes looked like those of Harmony, the ice blue look that had yet to be encumbered by any form of sex work (she wasn't even a stripper) with her all natural body. She had to be coaxed out of her clothing by the director, Dylan breaking out in laughter as she followed the formula. She had the cute part down pat when she moved to the bedroom set next door to work with Voodoo, telling him she liked it when her partners took control; thereby giving him his cue to do as he saw fit (initially eating her out). She responded well to his oral aptitude, her erect nipples reflecting the sentiments broadcast on her face, and she was soon pulling down his pants to reciprocate with an active blowjob. Dylan was no stranger to having a stranger's cock in her mouth, working it slowly rather than trying to speed things along. That led to them screwing at her bequest, her juicy biscuit absorbing his rod with ease given how wet it was by this point. She was most active on top of him, still a bit passive but not enough to complain about, and the only complaint some of you will have is that her perfect little ass went untapped. She did taste testing and they made out intermittently during the scene, the chemistry quite nicely displayed (though the aliasing on the nearby dresser drawing my attention towards the end of the scene). She jerked out the population pudding at the end of the scene, the healthy load gracing her face from Voodoo's semi-erect cock. Nice!
Scene Two: Lisa Belize, the cute little black gal shown on the lower left hand corner of the front cover, was up next as she gave Skow a lesson in geography while following the formula established for the series. The porn world has long needed more cute black gals so her entry into the industry via this scene was a good thing for all involved though she seemed to qualify it by narrowing down her comments to it being her first b/g scene. As a full nude stripper, Lisa had an aptitude for working the camera more than most, Skow feeling her up as the scene progressed. She just turned 19 years old and her certificate indicated she was from Atlanta, not Ewa Beach HI as the cover suggested but she had all the physical attributes to build a fanbase in the industry, even large implants. She teased and masturbated on the couch before going to the bedroom to work with Alex Gonz, the guy going down on her first before she reciprocated. Her oral talents showed a lot more polish than Dylan's so I was certain that she'd seen many cocks inside her mouth in the past, working him up from a completely flaccid state into a turgid erection in short order. She was more active at the vaginal penetration too, showing her skills with a meat pipe were not limited to just the blowjob, though her history of diddling herself to porn might have been the reason why she seemed a bit too mechanical at times. His seed flew to her face by his own hand after the boning milked his balls, Lisa sucking him off one last time.
Scene Three: Scarlett Fay, the girl next door on the upper left hand corner of the cover, was up next as the gal walked into the studio during the opening montage. She reminded me a little of retired performer Violet Blue back in her early days in the industry, the all natural lady trying to hold off Voodoo until it was his time to join her. I liked her long locks of red hair (reddish brown) almost as much as her Venice Beach attitude about open sexuality; her former career working at a casino on an Indian reservation drawing Skow's interest. She was a tiny little gal and the director seemed to appreciate her powerful legs and ass that she attributed to her Tai Bo workout. The tease led to the masturbation which led to her doing Voodoo in the other room; the same basic formula used for all the ladies in the successful series. As a point of curiosity, I've heard from several people that really appreciate how each gal does the same stuff in the same way as it allows them to more readily compare the ladies; my counterpoint being that each lady probably has her own individual strengths that such an approach does nothing to exploit but I understand where he's coming from. Voodoo looked kind of rough this time, giving me the impression that it was his second scene of the day, and she made it clear that she wanted to suck him off before he went down on her. This slight variation is about as much a change as the series gets but I certainly can't fault Skow for delivering the goods as Scarlett showed her oral skills nicely. The blowjob turned her on and she was already moist by the time Voodoo went down on her, the resulting bumping of uglies actually more active than I thought it would be when she was introduced. He looked almost Mediterranean compared to her milky white (she claimed it was "alabaster") skin but her vocals driving him to penetrate her pussy harder and faster added to the fun. Eventually, that led to what was billed as a vaginal cream pie; my belief was that it was real based on the lack of edits beforehand; the runoff showing a good amount of spew. Yum!
Scene Four: Veronica Hill, the sweet little 18 year old (as of "three days ago") seen on the lower right hand corner of the cover, was up last as she engaged in a lesbian scene with Sammie Rhodes. She claimed that she had very little experience with sex, including with women, but the certificate showed the date of the scene to be 12/17/2007 and as Skow pointed out; she was quite developed for her age. She followed the routine and admitted to liking the thought that men would be jerking off to her scene, especially when she was masturbating. I'm not a huge fan of newcomers and she had that rebellious streak in her that showed she hadn't thought out what she was doing (having only done one guy in the past, never been with a woman or having used a toy) but she was the kind of gal that many people really seem to enjoy watching go at it. The scene was only a lesbian bit but Sammie showed her the ropes nicely, the initial vibrator play coming across as staged but enjoyable all the same. The lesbian acts were tongue and toy heavy but it did seem the two had fun, even during the strap on dildo work but Veronica ate her as though she was far from new to the act and the continued "I've never done that..." started to wear thin really early into the scene.
Summary: Brand New Faces 6 Blu-Ray by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment was worth a rating of Recommended to me for all the action, the new faces, and the technical handling of the scenes but fans of brand new gals will think it was a "must have" since the ladies looked and performed their roles so well. I can't definitively state that none of them have shot a professional scene before but unlike so many titles that Vivid sits on for years as part of their marketing approach, Brand New Faces 6 was rushed right to the pressing plant to jump on the newness factor (something other companies seem to have embraced in the past as many of you like to see "firsts", real or imagined). Whatever the reality of the marketing claim though, all four of the cuties were breaths of fresh air and deserve some accolades for providing enough fuck for the buck, strokability, and replay value to make this a keeper for your collection. The technical improvements certainly helped balance out the extra price charged for this Blu-Ray version though I think a "best of" multi-disc set might have been an even better idea to add value. The most improvement came in the form of the visual elements this time but it was crystal clear looking for the most part and a nice value for fans of porn.
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