Cast: Lacey DuValle, Buddy, Jenny Hendrix, Chris, Giselle Humes, Vanessa Lee, Preston Parker, Sara Jay, Kristina Rose
Length: 27:03+32:04+22:04+24:26+24:45 minutes
Dates of Production: 2/21/2008, 3/14/2008, 4/1/2008, 4/11/2008, 4/24/2008
Extras: There were some trailers and a photogallery only.
Kristina Rose and Sara Jay!
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Audio/Video Quality: Ass Parade 18 was presented in the same 1.33:1 ratio full frame color it was shot in by director Preston Parker for Bang Bros on their website, and then on this DVD in the standard definition MPEG-2 codec. One of the trademark issues the scenes shot for this series have are that the technical values always seem on the low side, as if consumers of the website will shrug off any problems as being "good enough" for porn, but the occasional POV nature of the effort was handled fairly well. The lighting tended to be whatever ambient light was available, resulting in grain, shadows, and video noise as frequent visitors to the scenes released by the company. This impacts the accuracy of the fleshtones and can be an issue if you care as much about the technical aspects of your porn as I do. That said, the five scenes here varied more than a little bit in terms of picture quality but the general quality wasn't as bad as some of the company's previous works, skating by on the energy factor provided by the performers, most of whom are established professionals (not the amateurs others claim highlight the series). The composition of the shots and the editing all served to provide a mixed bag too but this time showing some extra care given by the editor that made it more enjoyable. Still, it was better than a lot of his earlier work and the ladies had fun so I was largely forgiving of the mistakes observed; the bitrate hovering in the mid 3 Mbps area most of the time. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English in 192 Kbps, with the vocals on the really low end at times but not covered by droning music except for the very beginning of the scenes and some wind noise in the best two scenes bugged me.
Body of Review: Preston Parker has become one of the main directors at Bang Bros in recent times, the internet porn company serving as a testing ground for new talent ever since they began naming who shot what scenes. His style is similar to many in the field in how he talks to the performers, sometimes joins in, and generally limits his comments during the sex; providing a one-camera experience gonzo scene comparable with some of his peers in the genre. His latest work to make it my way was Ass Parade 18, the sequel to Ass Parade 17 that I liked so much, serving up another five scenes of varied quality with the emphasis again on showcasing some world class ass (even if anal was not the action of the day). Given that some mighty curvy ladies were involved in the movie, including Jenny Hendrix, Sara Jay, and Vanessa Lee, I knew I would like this one before ever getting my copy "in hand" as it were. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Lacey DuValle, the light skinned black gal seen on the middle of the right hand side of the front cover (second from the bottom), was up first as she visited her cousin's clothing store at the strip mall. Her clothes were tight on her curvy frame and since she had nothing better to do, she went with Preston to his place, publically flashing him behind the location where the threat of getting caught was lower but still present. The lengthy tease continued in the parking lot and out by the pool on top of the building, her bikini hiding little before she was joined by some mope named "Buddy" (at least that was what she called him) in the 27:03 scene. He used a condom and the sexual activities included more tease, some blowjob action, and a vaginal screw, several positions proving her active riding skills were as good as ever in the open warehouse setting. Her booty shook like thunder and the genetic juice landed on her face and chest, their personal chemistry pretty high for such a scene.
Scene Two: Jenny Hendrix, the hotty featured on the left hand side of the front cover, was up next as she followed the formula before engaging in sexual activities with a guy called Chris for 32:04 minutes in Preston's grandmother's house (his place was being fixed up). She wore a black tank top and blue jean shorts as she teased him, granny having quite the kicking pad from the looks of it. Jenny masturbated and otherwise teased the camera too, the booty shaking and anal fingering getting her moist enough for the small cock she took. Her blowjob was effective and the moderately active vaginal ride showed her living up to previous scenes, her grimacing during a few positions serving to weaken the action slightly as far as I was concerned. Jenny is a gal with a lot of potential to improve, her anal work this time not as active as it could have been but showing she was better than her first such scenes that came out not long ago. There was no chemistry but she took the facial well enough, never swallowing the population pudding but still meriting extra attention by fans.
Scene Three: Giselle Humes, the curvy brunette seen on the top of the right hand side of the cover, was up next and one look at her body was enough to cause my heart to skip a beat, the gal prancing about on the public beach in front of numerous people. Her half dressed form looking good but her sweet booty one of the best of the entire show. Preston spent a lot of time capturing her ass on camera too, the topless beach allowing her to peel off her bottom too from the looks of it, her all natural body worthy of more footage. The gal is from Puerto Rico and she continued the tease on his bed, that heart shaped ass pushing back on his hand as he fingered her biscuit during the 22:04 minute show. There was some POV blowjob footage, a lot of very active vaginal sex, and her partner fingering her backdoor before he busted a nut on her. The scene was actually very classic and proved her skills, though I wish it was longer than it ended up being.
Scene Four: Vanessa Lee, the frisky gal spotted on the lower right hand corner of the front cover, was up next and as far as public nudity was concerned, she was the queen of the show by the way she let her sun dress and bikini move to the wayside as she teased and masturbated. Her partner was likely Preston Parker in the 24:26 minute scene and she seemed to truly like the guy, aggressively working his cock inside of her mouth and pussy as though she was on a mission to get him off. The added chemistry made it a better scene overall and with a few rough spots, it did appear that she was in top form, even after her public show as they drove down the heavily populated street was over. The screwing took place by the pool on the top of the building, her aural additions were decent but so was her decision to push back on his rod when getting pounded by the guy. He literally doused her face with spew and she laughed at the result her work had, making it an even funner than average scene.
Scene Five: Sara Jay and Kristina Rose were up last after a short boxing bout between two unnamed losers resulted in one familiar face getting knocked out during the 24:45 minute scene. The ladies wore revealing outfits that came off easily, the boxers preparing before the match allowed the ladies to take full advantage of the dazed dude, the gals even donning some of the safety equipment to tease him with. Sara had a fleshier ass and body in general but Kristina was toned and tight even if somewhat less aggressive about her love of cock, the pair balancing out their traits to make the guy especially lucky that he was getting two for the price of one. There was a condom just like the other scenes but both gals provided a decent vaginal ride, intermittent oral provided in a semi-POV sort of way. I'd have hammered both ladies too (though for only a couple of pumps given how good they appeared to be) and fans may appreciate that Kristina did a solid anal ride here before the gals double teamed his wad of semen out of his balls. Whew!
Summary: Ass Parade 18 by director Preston Parker for Bang Bros had enough to appreciate to warrant a rating of Recommended thanks in large part to the quality of tease going on. The wealth of curvy ass flesh was a delight and should serve to inspire those of you watching it at home but the technical values were kind of weak and some of the ladies seemed to be lacking in passion (to say the least). In short, Ass Parade 18 might not have been as well received as Ass Parade 17 but as a series, it was still better than average for most of the series released by the company, at least to this ass aficionado to appreciate.
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