Extras: There were three full bonus scenes, a virtual blowjob scene with Travis(?), and a couple of handjobs in an extra scene that I described briefly below. All of them added some value as did the 4:37 minute interview she recently gave (discussing her awards, including the Empire award Xcritic promoted her so heavily for) and how long ago she began doing anal for her website (12/31/2006) versus in her movies for other people (still a handful of scenes). Then came a photogallery, 8:05 minutes of trailers, some company advertisements, and a true double sided DVD cover. In all, it was a solid set of extras for fans to enjoy though.
Eva Angelina long ago
Eva Angelina in her virtual blowjob scene.
Audio/Video Quality: Evalution was presented in the standard 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by an assortment of cameramen (like Smokey) for Shane's World in the usual MPEG-2 codec. The scenes were largely shot for the company website but looked quite clean, something many other websites cannot claim for their own work. The lighting and editing were well done, eliminating the grain, video noise, and other issues related to lighting in most cases during the sex scenes. The composition of the shots wasn't always designed to enhance the looks of Eva Angelina but she was clearly adored by the camera. The DVD showed no major compression artifacts or mastering issues (the bitrate hovering around the mid 5 Mbps mark) and looked like a great release overall for the company (shame I again can't credit anyone as director for it though at least this time, editor Rod Stiffwell getting acknowledgement in the ending credits). The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English using the standard 192 Kbps and like many other releases by the company, the vocals were almost always hard to hear with no real separation noticed or major dynamic range to speak of as with the noisy party titles the company puts out these days.
Eva Angelina giving hand jobs to the needy (very needy)
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Body of Review: Eva Angelina is currently one of the hottest ladies in porn, having worked her way up as a featured gal working at Shane's World, to win all sorts of awards for a variety of flicks. To date, her best showcase movie has been E For Eva, featuring the hotty in every scene, but a new release has now come out that fans will certainly want for their collection with Evalution: Collector's Edition; a double disc set of previously unreleased (on DVD) material by Shane's World from her early days as well as an ending scene shot just for this set. The back cover said it like this: "Eva Angelina has been voted "Performer of the Year" and "Hottest Girl in Porn", but before that she had to start somewhere. Eva decided to experiment with her sexuality along with the cameras of Shane's World. Watch this amazing girl evolve from a sweet young college girl with glasses to your favorite voluptuous sex goddess. See her take charge of her sexual urges in never before seen footage from her first girl, seducing her friend's boyfriend, showing ex's what they have been missing, payback sex, and an amazing anal showdown with a true porn stud. Plus 3 bonus scenes including her first scene ever! To top it off, we added bonus hand jobs and a point of view B.J. You can't find more of Eva anywhere else. So sit back and watch the Evalution!" Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Eva Angelina, the popular brunette featured on the front cover, was up first (and in all the scenes of this compilation) in what was billed as her first lesbian scene (technically, first "girl/girl" scene) with lean Lisa Marie. This was introduced as an early experience of hers with sex toys too, the pair caressing and making out before going down on each other. While novices at pleasing other women, they knew what felt right for them and applied it to each other, the warmth generated quite solid in terms of the chemistry between them; their inexperience endearing to say the least. Both were somewhat self conscious as they fingered and ate each other too but it was a lot of fun and seeing Eva back when she was brand new was a nice contrast to some of her admittedly more blazing hot recent scenes.
Scene Two: Eva Angelina, still looking very cute in her all natural body, was up next a few days later when she took on Tyler Wood while waiting for her gal pal Lisa. Tyler is currently best known as either the former "Mr. Teagan Presley" or "the chump that Teagan dumped" but he looked remarkably the same as he does now, unlike Eva (who still looks great, just different with the enhancements) as the frisky fraulein jumped his bones on the couch. They removed her clothing before Tyler started going down on her, Eva appreciating the attention he gave her as he spent some quality time on her pussy by eating and fingering it. His clothes then came off to give her greater access to his rod, the gal easily deepthroating his modest member though it was interesting to note that he was quite soft until she spent a fair amount of time on him orally. The enthusiasm and energy levels were decent though and led to an active vaginal ride by Eva, a few positions of boning draining his load of population pudding onto her face. Nice!
Scene Three: Eva Angelina, then in her second year of the business, was shown after she discussed what led to her getting implants. She wasn't wearing glasses once the sex began but she was smoking a cancer stick and otherwise looking good during her introductory clip shot recently. Smokey was the cameraman and moper Trent Soluri was playing her former boyfriend, his Pantera t-shirt not blocked out for the scene (which, come to find out, was shot for an internet series as the previous ones were). They were in a generic motel room and played the dynamic to the hilt, his cock beckoning to her so she inhaled it orally with plenty of passion. She titty fucked him too but it was the taste she savored the most, Trent going down on her well enough to moisten her biscuit for the vaginal screwing she engaged in with him. The camera work was not Smokey's best to date but it did manage to capture the spirit of the scene nicely enough, Eva kind of passive since most of the positions did not have her on top. The load went to her chest and they seemed to like one another, making it a decent scene for me (though not her strongest).
Scene Four: Eva Angelina, eating ice cream cone shells at an outdoor café, was up next she left to rescue James Deen from a cheating girlfriend. She picked up the depressed sad sack, James mad about having been "totally not me" with romance in his heart (with flowers and the rest), and he spent way too much time whining so it led to a revenge fuck with Eva as she acted like his pillar of strength. Eva came up with the idea that he should relieve stress with a grudge fuck, using Eva as his surrogate sex partner. She always plays the playful sex kitten so well, so when they went to bed, it was just as much fun as expected, James stripping her before she reciprocated, Eva's oral talents soon put into play. Eva showed the kind of enthusiasm that would work had she been half as attractive, her pink thong riding her ass cheeks as if nestled for attention. The blowjob led to a very active vaginal ride by the gal, showing a lot of chemistry from what I could tell, the titty pop ending it as she delighted in the result of her efforts. Yum!
Scene Five: Eva Angelina, in a much newer scene where she dressed up in skimpy lingerie, was up last as she showed her preparations for her first anal scene for Shane's World. Her great ass is always welcome in anything I review and if anything, it looked better than any of her youthful scenes from earlier in the show but Eva's a gal that doesn't need to rely on specific sex tricks to gain admiration; she's good in whatever she does. The limited foreplay aside, Michael was tapping her sweet pussy right away in the living room, spanking her and showing her progress in her career nicely. Eva provided a steady stream of dirty talk and anyone that has seen Michael in action knows how driven he can get (arguably a close second to Erik Everhard) so there was never any doubt about the heat they would display. She then blew him really well before they did some more vaginal pounding, Michael eating her ass after the anal plug was removed. The natural next step followed, Eva getting drilled anally, and she rubbed her clitoris as he pumped inside of her with Eva getting increasingly active as the scene progressed. Fans of ATM will note that she did a lot of it, cleaning her juices off his rod numerous times before she milked him dry (in part thanks to her later blowjob). She wore her glasses throughout the ending scene and she enjoyed working with the guy, joking with Smokey about his chubby. Sweet!
Bonus Scene: College Invasion 2: Eva Angelina and Mr. Pete were up in what has long been established as her first scene ever. She was 18 years old ("fresh meat" in her word) and the idea was Pete and "Clarke Kent" competed for the right to fuck her. I was surprised that they kept the whole set up footage here (most companies do not) and the 35:25 minutes were well spent seeing her potential once again as a newcomer to the field (in bed, with Pete, oral and vaginal sex in numerous positions before a decent pop shot to her lower abdomen).
Bonus Scene: College Invasion 4: Eva Angelina, TJ Cox, and Jerry were up next in a group scene where she slobbed the knob of TJ on the couch as Jerry fingered her. They moved to a bed before too long but the passionate Eva took them in all sorts of combinations in her pussy and mouth; loads flying on her face and ass, her abundance of enthusiasm sometimes mistaken for an over the top dynamic in the 24:34 minute long scene.
Bonus Scene: Girl Next Door: Eva Angelina, after a short bit of masturbating in the tanning bed, was up next as she bathed in the large tub; using the running water to excite her some more. Will Powers joined her on the edge of the tub to go down on her cookie, getting a short hummer in return by the cute brunette. They took the show to the bedroom where they screwed with a decent sense of abandon, her riding him pretty hard (though the dirty talk was intermittent at best). After a few positions, he popped a moderate load onto her breasts and she playfully giggled at the thought of her "reservoir" of cum, moving back to the main action of getting Casey back to LA in the 28:24 minute scene.
Bonus Scene: Eva Angelina was then up in a 17:57 minute long Virtual blowjob scene where she went crazy on a small cock to completion. If you watch until the very end, it looks like some credits were eliminated from another part of the flick but I have to admit that this was another knob slobbing good time.
Bonus Scene: Eva Angelina was then up giving two handjobs in bed; one to Simon and the other to Phil, the guys holding hold for longer than imagined with the 17:47 long scene seeming to be derived from the company website. Nice!
Summary: Evalution was a "must have" double disc set for fans of Eva Angelina and while her recent scenes have been decidedly more skilled, the spark that has always placed her in the above average category was clearly present so I rated this as Highly Recommended. Until today, I was unaware that Shane's World had so much footage unreleased on DVD, their popular website needing the all important content to earn the accolades received over the years. If Evalution: Collector's Edition is any indication of what they are capable of in featuring other ladies with popular followings, I can only hope that they make this a series, my appreciation for getting Eva to comment on the older scenes and provide an all new one making this a pseudo-compilation for those of us tied to DVD releases but well worth your time, energy, and seed!
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