Cast: Alexis Texas, Mark Ashley, Brianna Love, Rico Strong, Ricki White, Jerry, Micah Moore, Sascha, Maya Hills, Mark Wood, Anthony Rosano
Length: 166:55 minutes
Date of Production: 6/26/2007
Extras: My favorite extra was the 47:55 minute long Behind the Scenes feature that spent a lot of time with the ladies. Alexis Texas went first but all the ladies were provided a chance to shine in various states of undress, some deleted footage from the sex scenes included for good measure. There was also a bunch of trailers, a photogallery/slide show, and spam but the BTS clearly ruled the day given the strength of the performers.
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Audio/Video Quality: Ass Appeal 6 was presented in a pleasing anamorphic widescreen color with an aspect ratio of about 1.78:1 as shot by director Van Styles for Hustler Video using the SD MPEG-2 codec one would expect of the production. The lighting was solid and that minimized the grain, video noise, and shadows in most cases; all factors in the appearance of the technical values used to enhance the action. The abundance of close up shots was a bit problematic for me at times but thankfully, a variety of other shots was also employed to balance things out. The composition of the shots proved that industry veteran Van has come a long way since his initial releases elsewhere, reminding me of his heated works for Vouyer and Video Team taken up a notch, his production skills honed at numerous companies he has worked at in recent years. There were still some minor rough edges in evidence but I can see improvement in these recent works and I look forward to seeing how his productions fare as he directs for numerous companies. The video bitrate varied a lot too but generally stayed above the mid 4 Mbps, moving into the 7 Mbps range on occasion (so no aliasing, compression artifacts, or macro-blocking was noticed). To sum it up; the movie looked as good as any of the company's recent releases, albeit some of the scenes showing a little less chemistry and energy due to the dynamic of the pairings. The audio was presented in the usual 2.0 Dolby Digital English (in 192 Kbps) but the vocals were way too low and there was no separation between the channels in that regard (typical for a gonzo effort on separation but not the volume).
Body of Review: Van Styles is one of those directors that gets around, working for a number of companies such as Hustler Video rather than sticking to just one. This allows him to experience a lot more of the industry than some of the "kept" directors and production assistants, the exposure doing him a world of good in seeing different techniques and practices. His latest release to make it my way is Ass Appeal 6, one of the Hustler Hardline series that some of you find among their best titles, the five scenes all containing very appealing ladies with great booties. When you see a cast list contain women like Brianna Love, Alexis Texas, Micah Moore, and others, you know that not all the scenes will have anal in them but they will still be pretty sweet to watch, such being the case here from what I could tell. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Alexis Texas, the boot-licious Texan blond featured on the front cover, was up first in a scene with slacker Mark Ashley on the couch. He was tapped out on the couch and she hovered around him going over stuff from her yellow legal pad as the director made some comments. The pad had some of the finest suggestions of recent memory on it (to fuck her since she had a big ass) and the playful vixen was soon teasing the camera repeatedly with an emphasis on her ass cheeks. She went upstairs to try on a neon pink mesh body stocking, enhancing her sweet curves all the more, and this interested Mark almost as much as it did me, her lap dance turning into a face sitting session; Alexis rewarding his efforts with a seductive blowjob. Styles knew to continue spending lots of time on her ass as she sucked away too, even giving some near-POV footage as Mark got more head, leading to him licking her some more before banging her tight little pussy. She was not at her most active here, at least until she was on top of him (great ass shaking footage of it too!) and the scene ended when he rubbed out a load of population pudding on her ass. Whew!
Scene Two: Brianna Love, one of the whirlwind hotties of porn in the last year, was up next as she entered the house all dressed down in workout clothing to meet lucky Rico Strong. She was to be his fitness instructor, bending over and stretching in such a way that even in her lame (but tight) outfit, she advertised just how smoking hot she could be (especially her thong sticking out). Rico was more interested in watching her than getting a workout too; the game of grab ass moving to her pants falling down and Brianna sitting on his face. Rico ate her like it had been a month since he last got any, Brianna following the formula to suck him off just as aggressively before they fucked. She was another that looked get during the act and kept the sex vaginal this time but was also passive until she was on top. This lowered the score a for the scene itself but it was still well worth stroking off to, Brianna dropping to her knees with mouth open to receive his load in her mouth.
Scene Three: Ricki White, a curvy brunette sunning herself by the pool in her skimpy bikini (black and pink), was up next with moper Jerry after he felt her up a bit. Ricki moved from kissing him to sucking his cock better than anyone else in the movie to this point, the sun making her look especially good before they moved inside the house to consummate the scene completely. Ricki continued to slob his knob with a wide array of little tricks with Jerry eating her ass for just a minute before banging her vaginally; Ricki pushing back to meet his thrusts. She slowed down during the ensuing anal but still gave a good show, the load eventually launching on her lower back and ass cheeks with Jerry rubbing his cock on her ass crack to punctuate his success with her. Whew!
Scene Four: Micah Moore, the foxy brunette featured on the left hand side of the front cover, was up next as she teased the camera with her sweet little ass, wearing only some gloves, stripper shoes, and a pair of tiny booty shorts that rode her crotch. While her ass looked far bigger on the cover and she wasn't in the same league (quantity wise at least) as the previous ladies, she poured on the playful charm until Sascha joined her on the floor. She was masturbating and he came over to fully service her (orally and with his fingers); Micah stopping to blow him fairly well. She spent most of her time inhaling the top half of his rod, getting into a 69 position to allow him more access to providing reciprocating head; Micah staying on her knees to please when he arose. She really liked sucking cock here and that led to one of the most active vaginal rides of the show as Micah bounced on his prick like she was going off to war. This didn't last forever though since the doggy had her at a leveraged disadvantage but it still suited me that she was able to perform fairly well with a guy she apparently didn't care for (taking the facial before the scene ended).
Scene Five: Maya Hills, a well known anal princess in the porn world, was up last in a scene that had her working with both Mark Wood and Anthony Rosano after she came over in her bathing suit (with a towel no less) to hang out by the pool. The bikini had the Hustler logo all over it (how sly) and Styles called up the guys to enjoy the feast they were about to receive; helping them make the move with a big bottle of baby oil. The guys were very attentive with the oil too, spreading it liberally over her entire body, missing no spots before they were all engaged in an oral love-fest outside in the sun. Maya sucked off Mark while Anthony licked her ass, both men getting some head from her before going inside on the rug of the living room floor. The guys took turns screwing her pussy and ass while she would give the other head, the emphasis switching to the anal once they started drilling her perfect pucker. The guys jerked off loads of semen to her face to finish up, making me wonder why she wasn't on the cover since half the advertising was scene specific to her. In all, it was a decent cap to the show but not her best work of the year, the entire movie giving me that impression.
Summary: Ass Appeal 6 by director Van Styles for Hustler Video was actually a pretty reliable stroke flick for raincoaters and fans of the lady alike, providing five performances worth checking out repeatedly and using some of the ladies I've found to be especially appealing. The down side was that there really wasn't a lot of pushing of their limits and they seemed to be performing most of the time rather than genuinely getting off, the Hustler Hardline dynamic really not catered to as I expected it should be but easily enough to merit a rating of Recommended thanks to the skill of director Styles. In short, Ass Appeal 6 will appeal to ass lovers more than a little bit and any fans of the ladies should consider the performances pretty warm (worthy of your money) if not off the charts hot.
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