Audio/Video Quality: Bitchcraft 4 was presented in the standard 1.33:1 ratio full frame color, as most porn is shot these days, by director Jake Malone for Evil Angel in the MPEG-2 codec. The picture was decent and showed some improvement over a few of his recent releases by using nice lighting, solid composition of most shots (making the women look more appealing than usual), and good fleshtones; looking as technically solid as any of his peers in the Evil Angel, even stable in the portions where the lighting was decent. The bitrate it was offered in was hovering largely around the mid 3 Mbps range so it wasn't the best looking title of the day but still pretty decently made overall. Jake kept his rough edge and raw energy at full levels while addressing my concerns nicely, marking it as a turning point in his favor if he can keep the momentum going. The audio was presented in the usual 2.0 Dolby Digital English in 192 Kbps using a 48 kHz sampling rate and was generally well done although it wasn't anything out of the ordinary for a gonzo production. I could hear the gals moan, groan, and talk dirty so I was pleased with it but there wasn't any separation between the channels and the dynamic range wasn't all that great either.
Body of Review: Evil Angel has long been the distributor of some of the most talented pornographers in the industry, the common bond they have being a willingness to push the limits of the ladies and go further than their peers but always showing some appreciation for the ladies rather than simply hating them. One such director is Jake Malone and while he is tied to the abuse porn niche more than any male at the company, his admiration for beauty is well known by many he encounters, this being a major reason why he gets so many ladies coming back to him for additional work. His latest title to make it my way was the lesbian hardcore title Bitchcraft 4, the sequel to Bitchcraft 3 that so many of you adored, where the ladies really seemed to enjoy getting off while following Jake's lead to push them past their previous limits, albeit with a lot of help from those they worked with. If that sounds good to you, here is a quick look at the scenes, noting that no condoms or genetic juice were in evidence this time:
Scene One: Francesca Le, a fan favorite for a number of years now, and sexy blond Carolyn Reese, were up first outside by the pool on a perfectly sunny day. Francesca established her dominance early on by oiling up Carolyn's bent over booty, clawing the fleshy ass and spanking it with the picture so clear it reminded me of high definition. Carolyn turned the tables a little to show she was no push over, oiling up Francesca and pawing her too, the couple moving inside the house to continue the tease on the floor with some fetish attire and sexy toys. Each masturbated in separate areas and Francesca soon had Carolyn on her lap to spank, some verbal abuse bringing Jake into the dynamic from behind the camera. The reddened ass looked good and like the tease section, they switched roles readily, the face sitting and slapping adding to the scene. I thought the two shared some chemistry and had a lot of fun with the experimentation of the roles, the lite BDSM played out better than average at least in part due to Francesca's extensive history in the field. They even ended up out back for some head dunking action in the pool though the camera spent too much time close up to make it work as effectively as the rest of the scene. Nice!
Scene Two: Bobbi Starr, the well known anal queen, and oralist Sasha Grey, were up next in a stylish bit of abuse where Sasha was wearing goggles as she explored slave Bobbi under some stark lighting. Bobbi was bound and gagged with Sasha enjoying tweaking her nipples and eating her ass, the titty play not missed as she roughed up her charge in the living room when the lighting returned to normal. There was some clothespin play and a lot of foot fetish action too, Bobbi orally servicing Sasha before some choking and reciprocation of the fingering. Large vibrators and anal toys helped get them off too but the oral was the mainstay for the scene, the amount of cunnlingus and analingus adding something different to the action.
Scene Three: Adrianna Nicole, a curvy blond extreme queen, and tattooed Regan Reese, were up next as Adrianna dominated Regan on the couch in the living room. Adrianna wore a white dress too short to cover her ass and biscuit, no panties allowing Jake to showcase her privates nicely as she played with her "little fuck doll" dressed in red tights and a black thong. Choking Regan with a dildo and then applying nipple clamps wasn't enough for her since she wanted some head so she sat on Regan's face and made her do some PTM with the dildo. That led to Regan wearing handcuffs and crawling across the floor to put some clothespins on herself, Adrianna flogging her before they took turns going down on each other. Regan got to use an anal toy on Adrianna too, leading to some special exercises in the gym where Regan had to suck the dildo as she walked on the treadmill (in high heels).
Scene Four: Sammie Rhodes, the tall blond featured on the front cover, was then up to dominate both Julie Ellis and Sierra Snow; the two gals lounging on the couch while reading AVN magazine and go down on each other before she walked in on their lives. The two younger gals drew her attention with their lesbian antics and she joined in, demanding they choke one another and then sought to push their limits with face sitting and fetish gear (gas mask, chokers, gags). There was some breath play for the squeamish too, some more clothespins, slapping, and verbal abuse rounding things out before the gals were allowed to eat and abuse Sammie. Jake remained out of the picture this time (since some of you hate when he participates as he did in the previous volumes of the series) but his presence was felt all the same as ever; the taste testing always a focal point. Fans of anal toys will appreciate that Sammie demanded they pound her ass too, getting her minions to share oral antics on her world class ass, eventually ending the scene but leaving quite an impression. Whew!
Scene Five: Roxy DeVille, a sexy brunette I really like all dolled up in black mesh and an appropriate collar, was up next as the slave of exotic Jandi Lynn. Jandi was verbally abusive and wearing animal print tights with a black leather biker jacket, establishing herself as the top bitch as she beckoned Roxy to service her on the couch. There was breath play and face sitting, Jandi even eating Roxy's ass while spanking it, providing a continual stream of verbal banter before Roxy fought back. They spent most of the scene going down on each other (with an anal emphasis) and some toys were used, but this was a basic role play scenario where both of them took turns in charge. Yowza!
Summary: Bitchcraft 4 by director Jake Malone for Evil Angel was better for me than any of the recent hard edged lesbian outings by his peers, including Belladonna's works that are known for how much she will try to get away with (as a female, Bella is always given more latitude by critics and fans alike when pushing the limits of her performers than guys like Jake or Max Hardcore) but it also wasn't quite consistent enough to merit as high a rating as some of his previous titles for me so I rated it as a very respectable Recommended. If you are into lesbian hardcore sex with a lot of fetish attire, BDSM principles, and role playing, I doubt you will find anything as well shot as this one on the market. Largely devoid of artistic fancy and stylish tricks, Bitchcraft 4, like Bitchcraft 3 before it, was a solid effort in most ways with just enough unpolished edges to keep it interesting over many replays. Good job!
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