Cast: Faye Regan, Dane Cross, Jennifer Dark, Jay Lassiter, Jack Fountain, Scotty Lyons, Daphne Rosen, Sunny Lane, Jayme Langford, Amber Rayne, Marco Banderas, Chris Charming
Sunny Lane and Jayme Langford
Length: 127:50 minutes
Date of Production: 12/13/2007
Extras: The best extra by far was the 25:08 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by Axel and Sancho (Jimmy D. often heard in the background). The ladies were wisely made the focal point of the extra and they all showed their breasts (even the make up gal; scars and all). The audio was far too low for my tastes but it was worth a look for those of you just picking it up as a rental (be forewarned though, it cut out early and not all the ladies were given much time). There were also some trailers and a photogallery but that was it.
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Audio/Video Quality: Kink was presented in an anamorphic widescreen color with an aspect ratio of about 1.78:1 as shot by director Axel Braun for release by Teravision using the MPEG-2 codec. Each scene employed more of an artistic bend to it than some of Axel's works at other companies, the guy playing with the lighting but still limiting the grain, video noise, and compression artifacts. The composition of the camera angles was largely handled really well with Axel sharing camera duties with the infamous Jimmy D: both men known for stylish methods of photography that set out to do something more visually appealing than many of their peers. The bitrate itself was often in the mid 4 Mbps end this time, helping make the production decent looking if not fully realizing the entire disc as well as could be expected. The audio was presented in the usual 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo English using the 192 Kbps bitrate expected of the movie. There was no separation of the vocals but the artistic music was the primary aural experience here with a great deal of attention paid to it, showing that post production work can elevate the quality of a movie.
Body of Review: Axel Braun always appears to be at his most artistic when not having to cater to companies that stifle his creative leanings so it makes sense that his work for Teravision has been so well received by consumers wanting stroke material significantly different than the usual gonzo so popular these days. Eschewing flood lighting and the generic grunts & groans of his peers, Axel tries to weave a tapestry that combines the power of interesting music, camera angles that flatter the ladies, and an editing style best described as "interesting". His latest release is called Kink, a series of five erotic vignettes that were advertised as being fetish driven though I've seen a lot of porn described that way and it tends to come from other countries. I was interested in seeing what Axel had to offer considering his cast included some very physically attractive gals, the results being somewhat mixed but I'll get into that in a moment. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Faye Reagan, a heavily freckled redhead reportedly out of the industry at this writing, was up first as she smoked her cancer stick in slow motion while looking out the window. Dane Cross came up behind her and started pawing her in her underwear, the heavy droning of the music stopping for her to slob his knob; Dane dick-slapping her a few times before drilling her pussy. Faye knew how to give good head when left uninterrupted, a shame that Dane got in the way of that but his lack of rhythm and unwillingness to reciprocate orally also spoke volumes as to the lack of chemistry between the couple. She screamed often and loudly though, his rough treatment of her not stopping her from actively riding his cock in the vaginal penetration portions of the scene. Dane choked her extensively and the scene closed up with him rubbing out a wad of population pudding onto the window for her to lick off.
Scene Two: Jennifer Dark, a sleek brunette with a heavy accent, was up next in a blowbang with three masked men consisting of Jay Lassiter, Jack Fountain, and Scotty Lyons, in a darkly lit hallway. Jennifer toyed with them in her pink see through lingerie and appeared to savor the taste of their cocks but the lack of chemistry once again held the levels of replay and strokability to a minimum. She went so far as to take two in her mouth at the same time (kind of gay except that it caused some lost erection time) but most of the scene was dedicated to the blowjobs and handjobs she provided the men to drain them of their seed onto her face.
Scene Three: Daphne Rosen, a thick white gal built for comfort over speed, was up next as she laid prone on the couch wearing a fishnet outfit and keeping her head on the cushion while her ass was in the air. This appealed to Jay Lassiter and he started off by playing with her ample sample (even stroking her pretty pussy). The fingering and slow tempo of the scene increased with time as he deployed a beaded toy to her pussy and ass. That led to both doing some oral and then a moderately active ride where he grabbed her chunky ass to help motivate her. The scene greatly slowed down when they began the expected anal, Daphne still gyrating her hips but at a markedly reduced clip, her huge funbags not used nearly enough for my tastes. The scene ended when Jay jerked off his load to her titties and Daphne sucked him clean.
Scene Four: Sunny Lane, a delightful young lady with a nice figure and winning smile, and Jayme Langford, the redhead featured on the right hand side of the front cover, were up next in a lesbian scene together in a secluded room. The ladies kissed a lot but wasted much of the effort with the kind of goofy lizard kisses few fans care to watch. Sunny's great ass was given a lot of camera time to partially make up for it and both ladies seemed to enjoy exploring each other all over with hands, fingers, and tongues. Some toys were used here, including a strap on dildo, with Jayme providing a decidedly active ride; her juices and facial expressions making it clear that she was into Sunny and vice versa. There was some foot fetish here for those that care but it really did not seem too exciting to me, slowing down the rhythm of the scene overall.
Scene Five: Amber Rayne, all dressed up in a form fitting black PVC outfit, was up last with sexually charged Marco Banderas and well hung Chris Charming. There was no build up as they were already going at one another when the camera arrived, the men cutting out select spots on her attire to grant them access to her nipples and biscuit as needed. Amber sucked them off mechanically but showing a need for seed too, leading to the guys drilling both her pussy and ass in turns before the inevitable DP. The hardcore acts struck me as a case of sexual athleticism over true passion or enthusiasm but as far as this type of scene is concerned, the trio was better than most. The ending loads went to her ass gape and face by the end, securing Amber's reputation as a gal that does it all.
Summary: Kink by director Axel Braun for Teravision billed itself as kinky, perverted, and a tribute to fetish but the best thing I could say about it was it should suit those of you interested in exploring a variety of sexual practices with a fetish-lite nod. Otherwise, the cinematography, the music, and the casting warranted a rating of Rent It for the general porn loving crowd; not living up to Axel's past efforts but still serving enough material of stroke worthy nature to merit giving it a chance. In short, Kink was not really kinky but could be a gateway release for those of you wanting to explore something outside of purely vanilla efforts.
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