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POV Dream

Studio: Shane's World » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 6/30/08

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Marilyn Monroe look-alike Victoria Vonn!  (click for trailer)

POV Dream

Shane's World/Voodoo House


Genre: Point of View Gonzo

Director: Brother Love

Puma Swede

Cast: Victoria Vonn, Brother Love, Gianna, Puma Swede, Phoenix Marie, Rucca Page

Length: 122:51 minutes

Phoenix Marie!

Dates of Production: 2/4/2008, 2/5/2008, 2/6/2008, 2/8/2008, 2/9/2008

Rucca Page

Extras: The best extra for most of you will be the 30:31 minute long bonus scene between Lichelle Marie and Justice Young from Busty Loads. I have long appreciated the scene and gave a description of it down below. For me though, the three segment long Behind the Scenes feature was better, starring Gianna (5:29 minutes), Phoenix (11:38 minutes), and Rucca (11:18 minutes); Gianna giving Brother additional CBT (cock and ball torture), more sex with Phoenix, and some comic exploits of the director with the blow up dolls before Rucca took over to give up the sex. There was also a cumshot recap, a photogallery, some trailers, spam, and a true double sided DVD cover as well; a decent package of extras overall.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: POV Dream was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by director Brother Love for Shane's World/Voodoo House to be released in MPEG-2 on this SD version movie. The bitrate varied a lot but when I was paying attention, it seemed to hover around the mid 4 Mbps area, no compression artifacts observed while watching the five scenes offered up in the main flick. The colors were accurate but there was some tint noticeably present in certain shots, a few of them heavy on the yellow look and possibly multiple cameras since the edited scenes looked to be bouncing between two different settings. This was a little distracting for me but did not truly weaken the fantasies themselves as the composition of the POV (point of view) cameras angles were true to the themes each time. I venture to say that Brother put some additional thought into giving them the right "feel" and the almost sepia toned look of some sequences added to the mood as often as not. Unlike a number of advertised "POV" flicks on the market these days, this one stuck with the theme all the way, never losing sight of the two main dynamics present (the fantasy angle and the POV work) so you should be happy that it was another case of a Voodoo House production being marketed without the expected porn embellishments. The audio was presented in the typical 48 kHz sampling rate at 192 Kbps in 2.0 Dolby Digital but once again had no measurable separation between the two channels. The aural quality was decent in general terms as the ladies could be easily heard and the music was not distracting, but I still look forward to the day when production companies spend a bit more time on this aspect of their movies to elevate them from a largely generic status (for the audio at least).

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Body of Review: Brother Love has long struck me as the type of director that worked hard at providing not only something different from the rest of the world but also put a lot of himself in every scene; be it those he performed in or simply those he directed (credited or not). Now that he's working for the subsidiaries of Shane's World, I've been told he will have more creative freedom to explore some of the kinks and sexual practices he was always held back from, the man himself always speaking highly of those that gave him various breaks but clearly wanting more room to grow as well. His latest work to make it my way this week was POV Dream, a series of five gonzo scenes shot in POV style where the director got to live out some of his fantasies, including an appealing rendition of a world renowned birthday wish, complete with staging to amplify the illusion of Marilyn Monroe. In some ways, this scene alone was among his most ambitious to date, so I dove right in to see what the Brother was up to these days. The company summed up the movie like this though: "Ever wanted to have an affair with Hollywood's most famous starlet, Marilyn, in the oval office? What about getting a check up from a busty Naughty Nurse? Ever wished your sexy blow up doll would come to life and show you all her tricks? How would you like to be of service to a lonely country housewife? What about fulfilling your fantasies with a masseuse that gives more than just a happy ending? All of these dreams can become a reality for you in this movie! Shot in such accurate point of view angles you will be sure you were there. These dream girls are so hot ... you'll never want to wake up!" Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Scene One: Happy Birthday Mr. President: Victoria Vonn, the blond featured on the front cover looking like the classic Hollywood starlet, was up first and her rendition of the birthday song was more than cute, to say the least. It set the stage for her to blow Brother Love as though he were Jack Kennedy (JFK), taking her time as she lovingly slobbed his knob seductively. I know that rumors of a Marilyn Monroe sex tape have been circulating for years but even if true, would probably be a letdown given the recording media used not to mention the probability of Marilyn not living up to the fantasy of her sexual prowess. In this case, Victoria showed the Brother a lot of skill as he directed her to titty fuck him, what he liked orally, and the rest of the scene; generally whispering the orders as though he were getting a true birthday present from the gal. There were some scratchy noises at first (I thought to simulate the olden day recording style) and the filters employed to mimic the visual look of a golden fantasy weren't my favorite but her playful nature certainly elevated the scene to a very heated place as far as I was concerned. They screwed vaginally in a few positions and he actually busted two wads of population pudding on her (one in the mouth and the other on her cute ass cheeks) but I liked her active riding style the most. Brother even got in some CBT as she "smashed his balls with her ass" but the way she revived him for a "second coming" using her oral skills and ass fingering frolics that definitely showed he was pushing his game forward. Whew!

Scene Two: Naughty Nurse: Gianna, the busty babe seen on the left hand side of the front cover, was up next in a fetish nurse outfit you might see at a local strip club during one of the routines. Gianna is currently one of the most popular gals in busty titles as well as big ass flicks, earning her reputation for quality scenes indicative of stardom. Brother Love was her patient at the sperm bank where he was donating for the first time, the medical examination room a close enough facsimile as was the bathroom where she helped get a sample of his fake urine (it was clear that he was squirting water into the cup she held). Gianna was practically falling out of her blouse and continuing the exam, some tease added in along with a bit of ball torture before the latex gloves went on her hands. She gave him a better handjob than she ever gave me earlier this year, leading to a messy hummer and vaginal screw. Gianna was very active here and although I wanted a longer titty fuck, her bubbly nature about the "slip and slide" she was on; leading to more CBT between positions. I loved watching her fleshy ass bounce on his lap too, her elevated breathing rate showing she was into it as well; their chemistry lasting right up until she milked him dry with more titty fucking, more oral, and more handjob action. Nice!

Scene Three: Swedish Massage: Puma Swede, an older blond with large implants, was up next as a believable masseuse where she gave Brother Love a "traditional" Swedish massage. He was given a bath to relax and clean him, Puma stripping off her red top and black pants to reveal how fit she was as she knelt over his bubble bath to make sure he was relaxed. That led to a handjob and blowjob combo before they moved to the table in the next room. While I'm not a big fan of her look, Puma is a decent performer; most of her work to date lacks passion and chemistry. This was also the case here but the mechanical performance sure worked for Brother as she went back to slobbing his knob and playing with his balls; leading to a slight titty fuck. That prepared both of them for her to actively ride his cock vaginally, her dirty talk and demanding nature (after all; she was "calling the shots") eventually draining him dry in a decent fashion. She modified her tempo every once in awhile to make it a better ride, sucking him off before finishing him off while getting her reward on her breasts.

Scene Four: Country Girl: Phoenix Marie, the attractive gal on the right hand side of the front cover, was up next in what reminded me of a Playboy dream sequence (if you've ever watched a Playboy title, you'll know what I mean) that had her acting like a good old fashioned country gal on bridges and in a wooded area as she established her physical appeal before ever taking off any clothing. Like the others, she was partnered up with Brother Love and the abrupt change to her showing off her body was jarring, the scratchy noise coming back for a moment as he was fucking her pussy in bed. Phoenix made it clear that her body was his to play with in any way he wanted, Brother grabbing her neck and face as if to establish his dominance over the cute gal. She blew him after the initial ride and he smacked her ass a number of times, her elevated respiration rate indicating her appreciation for the rough stuff. This was another filter packed scene though and the soft focus was probably overdone considering the partners involved, her teasing ride in the sundress still hot to watch. He asked her to smash his balls with her ass cheeks and she became increasingly energetic as she did so, her dirty talk adding to the fun in this warm scene. The scene ended quickly with a titty pop but I wanted to see more of her as a result. Sweet!

Scene Five: Blow-Up Doll: Rucca Page, another curvy gal though looking kind of rough, was up next as she replaced a series of blow up love dolls that Brother Love seemed all too knowledgeable about filling up quickly (using a vacuum cleaner in an inspired way). His extensive experience with such toys aside, Rucca fulfilled her end of the bargain by sucking him off, using her titties to increase his frictional frolic, and the anal ride that she seemed all too comfortable with receiving. I liked her slutty neon pink fishnets and while the creampie was terribly fake looking, the bouncing back between the dolls and Rucca were the biggest distraction of the movie for me, the vaginal sex coming across as much more enthusiastic by both of them. The scene ended when she blew him to completion, apparently swallowing his load (it was never seem leaving his cock so it remains suspect) before the final shot of the three dolls had him rubbing out a load to their faces.

Bonus Scene: Busty Loads: Lichelle Marie, the busty blond seen on the front cover, was up first in a minivan with Justice Young as the two of them got frisky in the back seat while driving on public streets. The threat of being caught aside, she stripped naked and was soon getting some love from the man as he went down on her, her own blowjob taking place not long after that. I'm not a fan of huge implants but she was a lot of fun and having recognized the crew shooting the scene by voice made it a little more fun as I recalled what they told me about the reality of shooting the scene (they really took some chances!). In any case, the vaginal fucking and PTM (with some anal too) in the front & back of the vehicle was daring enough but they soon got out and did each other on a busy freeway overpass bridge in plain view. Talk about upping the ante for other companies to follow! It was amusing to see how much blurring took place as they drove down the main strip but ultimately, the couple seemed to be truly into one another; the chemistry and enthusiasm only slightly marred by her over the top moaning (which eased up as the scene went on). They did the overpass sex and ran through the nearby neighborhood too, moving back to the van where she ended up taking the large load to her face like a charmer. Whew!

Summary: POV Dream by director Brother Love for Shane's World showed that when he hits a theme right on the head, it clearly works really well but it also showed that some of the work needed a bit more polishing up. His scenes with Gianna and Victoria were the best of the batch (Phoenix coming in a close third) as they showed something beyond mere gonzo being worked on yet POV Dream was like the latest in his point of view fantasy series for another company in how it approached certain aspects in straightforward manner so I rated it as Recommended. The credits listed this as the first of a series so I can only hope that Brother sticks to his plan to make increasingly better porn, requiring him to find just the right people to fulfill his fantasies on camera if he is to succeed. In all though, this was a lot of fun and if the director pushes the envelope some more, he is likely to show exactly why he should be given more room to expand his viewpoint.


You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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