Cast: Pinky, Skyy Black, Tyler Knight, Cherokee D'Ass, CJ Wright, Dominique Pleasures, Ace, Kelly Starr, Prince Yahshua, Chyanne Jacobs, Deep Threat
Length: 176:40 minutes
Date of Production: 4/27/2008 (cover); 2/27/2008, 2/28/2008 (credits)
Extras: The best extra by far was the 27:05 minute long Behind the Scenes feature that included a lot of footage from the photoshoots, cast preparation, and goofing around playfully that showed everyone having a good time. There were also trailers, limited text biographies, a slide show, and some spam.
Audio/Video Quality: My Baby Got Back! 44 (Blu-ray) was presented in a nicely enhanced 1.78:1 ratio widescreen color as shot by director Jax for Metro Interactive/Video Team to be released in 1080i resolution using the MPEG-2 codec. The action took place inside a house so the lighting was typically decent, eliminating the usual shadows, grain, and video noise indicative of porn. The camera angles and editing were capably handled as well with the ladies being showcased nicely in most scenes, their best sides focused on from what I could tell (and minimal amounts of time spent on implant scars, stretch marks, and other physical flaws). I did wish more than one camera had been used to fully capture the action though, a few scenes coming across as choppy or in need of additional editing. The fleshtones were accurate and the bitrate hovered around the mid 12.7 Mbps area most of the time I paid attention but I did not see a lot of compression artifacts on the big screen and the bitrate was all over the map. The scenes began with some short interviews before the sex kicked in, the music fairly loud compared to similar efforts. I was surprised that a standard definition codec would be used to master the movie though since more advanced codecs tend to provide a substantially better picture in my experience, regardless of bitrate. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo English in a 192 Kbps and 48 kHz sampling rate offering, never really adding much by way of aural stimulation but the ladies were easy to hear on those occasions when they were using dirty talk. The music was generic and not offensive, thankfully limited in scope for the most part. There was an upgrade on the visual aspects but the audio seemed to be much the same as it had been before.
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Body of Review: Jax is one of the most popular directors of urban material, his love of black ladies undeniable regardless of their physical attributes. Most of his work that I've seen is released by Metro Interactive/Video Team these days, his award winning series the subject of today's review of My Baby Got Back! 44 (Blu-ray). I know that some claim there is no market for high definition porn at all, never mind the narrow niche of black on black but considering how few titles like this are out on the high definition market, it is conceivable that fans with the right equipment will find it all the more appealing, despite the use of an MPEG-2 mastering process and 1080i resolution. The idea of the series is simple enough with the five scenes showcasing black ladies with large asses getting ripped up by studly black men. In my limited experience with the series, the performers generally have a lot of fun so it made sense for Metro to try something new to boost sales in these harsh economic times, those that want lily white gals with boyish bodies need not apply. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Pinky, the short little firecracker spotted on the right side of the front cover, Skyy Black, the curvy gal seen on the far left side of the cover, and amenable Tyler Knight, were up first in a scene that included Skyy getting anally satiated. The amusing opening had Jax and his teammate picking Skyy up and talking to her about the scene, her eyes lighting up when she found out who she'd be working with. I know some people aren't into the introductions and all but to me it adds something to give the cast personality outside of the sexual stuff, admittedly sometimes better than others. Both gals gave up some fine tease when the group arrived back at the studio, Pinky pleased at her partners too. Julia Ann was the makeup artist and it was interesting to see her outside of her contract and doing movies, making me want to see her jump in to have some fun too. Pinky and Skyy started the sex off with some minor lesbian action, their healthy asses glistening with oil and their minimal lingerie helping make them look their best. Tyler wanted to get some loving so he didn't leave them alone for long, sticking his pecker inside of the gals' mouths and pussies for the most part. The ladies were moderately active riders depending on the positions but they serviced each other too, Skyy eventually doing the anal after some PTM was observed. Pinky was a spitfire of energy for the most part and loved cock coated in pussy juice, the gals adding in some face sitting as well. The anal slowed Skyy down a lot, the eventual blast of genetic juice supposedly released as an anal creampie but I had my doubts (it was too thin and the camera had not been focused on the pop shot, a common deception in porn).
Scene Two: Cherokee D'Ass, the curvy gal featured on the center of the cover, was up next in her sheer black lingerie, primping her hair as she was interviewed by the director. There wasn't much tease this time, the gal moving to the set to find CJ Wright waiting for her. He licked her feet and big ass, Cherokee bending over to grant him greater access. She shook her moneymaker too, the guy eating her out as she seemed to want him to do. She then took matters into her own hands as she inhaled his cock a bit, focusing on the head, until they began the horizontal mambo. She was loud and aggressive about the vaginal screwing, her ass flesh going all over the place as she pushed back to meet his thrusts. I prefer my women thick but more toned than Cherokee was here but I cannot deny that she was a powerful rider of cock, the anal not slowing her down at all once she was properly lubed up. The finish came in the form of a titty pop after some ATM, the gal using her breasts to milk out his population pudding with ease.
Scene Three: Dominique Pleasures, a big gal driven to the set by her even larger friend, was up next as she met the team in order to do gentlemanly Ace, her ass cheeks hanging out of her blue jean shorts as she gave him some oral loving in the parking lot (as a taste of things to come). She tripped when entering the studio but did not get hurt, Ace beside her to save the day since the director wouldn't drop his camera to save her. She rewarded him with a sloppy blowjob, never making eye contact with Ace which hurt the heat for me. That led to some booty tease and him going down on her, the two fucking actively in vaginal formations with a few moments in a 69. She bounced on his cock and the lack of chemistry did not completely kill it for me, the gal slowing down during the short anal part of the scene. The "nice long strokes" resulted in a small pop shot to her ass cheek, Ace suggesting it was an incredible experience even if he did not appear to care very much from my point of view.
Scene Four: Kelly Starr, another gal that just did not appeal to me physically, was up next with Prince Yahshua as she finished with makeup to blow the guy soundly. She was no stranger to having her lips wrapped around a large cock, spitting on it and deep throating him as part of her act. Her oral qualifications established, she pounded her pussy on his pecker, doing a lot of PTM between positions. This continued in some varied positions before she took his rod in her ass, slowing down considerably to become way too passive as she loudly moaned in fake porn style until she got on top of him for the cowgirl variations in anal, showing much better control in that even if she did not speed up her act any. The scene closed out when he rubbed out a huge wad of spew to her face, the gal laughing at how much she worked out of him.
Scene Five: Chyanne Jacobs, a light skinned black gal with a lot more booty than her one piece bathing suit could cover up, was up last as she shook her ass for Deep Threat once the director fussed at the makeup artist for daring to carry on a conversation as he spoke with DT. I like Chyanne's face and overall body style a lot, though some toning up would be in the best interests of her and I both, but she went right to blowing the guy with a degree of precision using her mouth and hand to gland combat act to get him extra hard. Deep did not want to wait long before sampling her earthly delights, pounding away at her pussy really hard as she whimpered in ecstasy. She did some PTM and climbed on top of him for the best position of the scene, her ass cheeks rippling like crazy until they broke for a breather and resumed with some doggy style loving and then the limited anal. In fairness to Chyanne, she did not need to do anal given the strength of her vaginal and oral skills, her backdoor antics pretty decent too though not her best action by a long shot. The ending nut landed on her tits and while it was a small pop, she was satisfied that she took all he had to offer.
Summary: My Baby Got Back! 44 (Blu-ray) by director Jax for Metro Interactive/Video Team had a lot of strong points to it including the ladies all showing wonderful oral skills, active vaginal riding in various positions, solid technical values enhanced in high definition, and plenty of anal for those into backdoor boning so I rated it as Recommended. There were some areas in need of polishing up such as the use of better Blu-ray mastering, better extras, and gals with a bit more lean mass to their ass but this was definitely a case of truth in advertising so it earned some praise. In short, My Baby Got Back! 44 (Blu-ray) was the latest in high definition urban genre porn coming my way, proving that the added detail and resolution were good enough to enhance this offering sufficiently to merit some additional praise so check it out.
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