Audio/Video Quality: Bet Your Ass 6 was presented in a standard full frame 1.33:1 ratio color as shot by director Jonni Darkko for Evil Angel in 480 resolution using the SD MPEG-2 codec. The bitrate hovered on the middle end of the scale much of the time, typically in the 4.3 Mbps range though jumping around a fair bit too; going higher as often as not. The lighting was often flat and solid, reducing the amount of grain, video noise, and other flaws directly related to the technical aspect. The fleshtones were perfect with the crisp look of clarity I like when Jonni is spot on with his work. The composition was almost always favorable to the ladies and the editing seemed to enhance the look of the show more than a little bit, thanks to the extensive efforts of Eddie Powell who also made the cool DVD menus stand out with his skilful touch (my only complaint being the inability to skip to a specific point in the movie with the way it was mastered now addressed by the production team). In general, this was another very visually appealing piece of work though thanks to the efforts of the production staff as well as the cast. The audio was provided in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English track (at a 192 Kbps with a 48 kHz sampling rate) was thumping but truncated at the right moment after the tease to allow the vocals to get the spotlight during the scenes.
Body of Review: Jonni Darkko has long carved his own path in directing gonzo porn, using some artistic touches to brighten up many efforts that would otherwise be like the "generi-porn" I rail about so often (disposable, generic porn without any sense of creativity). Since moving over to Evil Angel, Jonni has had far more hits than misses as far as I was concerned, often assisted in his quest for quality smut by his editor/associate Eddie Powell. The latest title of theirs to make it my way last week was Bet Your Ass 6, the sequel to Bet Your Ass 5, a series where anal penetration of the ladies is a given, as is the quality of the casting. This time, Jenna Haze, Bobbi Starr, Emma Cummings, Adriana DeVille, and Lana Croft were the targets of the men, all of them providing their own unique skills to the mix. The company website described it like this: "Jonni Darkko's porn shoots are distinguished by a recognizable shooting
style; intimate and with lots of filthy sex talk on the part of his
girls, who never forget that you (the camera) are watching. His
background in the fashion industry translates into an obsessive concern
with lighting and makeup, and Jonni prefers to cast nasty-minded,
seasoned porn professionals as opposed to deer-in-the-headlights
newcummers or callow amateurs. The result is meat-and-potatoes smut for
the discerning fan.
The Bet Your Ass series is Mister Darkko's all-anal series, for girls
who know how to use their buttholes for bedroom duty. Sexy, tanned,
tiny-titted brunette Adriana DeVille is all-natural in her revealing
booty shorts; lucky dicks Marco Banderas and Alex Sanders get a double
suckin', then roughly pump Adrianna's fine ass and doubly penetrate
both of her lower holes. Seductive porn peach Jenna Haze is many a porn
devotee's spinner fantasy come to life; here, she's dressed up in
expensive white designer clothing for her interracial fuck scene with
black stud Voodoo. His giant dick is almost too big for Jenna's tiny,
hungry asshole! Statuesque brunette Bobbi Starr appears in a two-piece
sheer outfit for her anal tryst with Mark Ashley. He fills up her butt
with cock, and Bobbi takes a facial as a reward. Exotic beauty Lana
Croft takes on Mark as well. She displays some massive gaping talent,
and takes a load on her gorgeous face, too. And darkhaired Emma
Cummings teases us in a black latex outfit, then receives a hard
assfucking with bubbly enthusiasm. The Bet Your Ass 6 disc includes 67
minutes of behind-the-scenes footage and nine Jonni Darkko trailers." Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Adriana DeVille, a tight brunette with an all natural body, was up first as she teased during the thumping montage score, tasting her own juices as she readied for her scene with Marco Banderas and Alex Sanders. For those that don't know her, she is an accomplished anal lover that provides just the right balance of nasty and nice to make her work especially pleasing. Once the solo tease was over, she allowed Marco a chance to capture some POV footage, the horny guy wanting her so bad it hurt him. She then masturbated for him and Alex came in to suck her ass, drilling her perfect pucker soon afterwards as she cried out in pleasure. Adriana then dropped to her knees to alternate between blowing both of them, sticking both cocks in her mouth at once and going to town on them before the men went to pounding her pussy and ass in a variety of positions. She was an active rider of cock in all positions except for the DP's she took, the act limiting her ability to push back on them though showing her enjoying her limits being pushed. "Multi-pop Marco" tore into her a bunch and she took the final wads of genetic juice to her mouth in the heated scene.
Scene Two: Jenna Haze, the cutie featured on the front cover, was up next as she followed the formula in her great looking lingerie outside by the pool. Jenna still looked good inside the house during her masturbation act but the lighting outside was superior as far as I was concerned, the large glass dildo proving her status as a first rate anal lover until Voodoo dropped in for a spin. This was their first scene together according to her, the chemistry between them mixed but still above average. She aggressively slobbed his knob in the living room and actively rode him in several positions (in both vaginal and anal). Jenna is one of the few top names in porn at this writing, her performance skills nicely handled with lots of dirty talk for good measure. Voodoo has a big cock and Jenna is one of the few in the industry that can really go to town on such a rod, the energy levels substantially elevated from some of the mopers she gets stuck with in lesser productions. Jenna was even the one to jerk him off to her facial of population pudding, earning the cover as far as I was concerned. Whew!
Scene Three: Bobbi Starr, a curvy brunette anal queen, was up next in some revealing pink & black lingerie as she teased inside the house, soon finding herself confronted with an erection by Mark Ashley. Bobbi loved his cock and having warmed up with a toy and his tongue, moaned loudly when he boned her pussy hard (moving to anal right away instead of waiting). Mark drilled her holes heartily and she licked him very clean with her messy hummer, stuffing her face to show the kind of cock addiction I mentioned earlier with her streamers flying everywhere. He was hard enough to cut diamonds when he finally unleashed his spew into her waiting mouth, Bobbi loving the resulting semen goatee. Nice!
Scene Four: Lana Croft, a tiny Asian gal with an all natural body and cold demeanor, was up next, teasing on the couch in her panties and stripper shoes. The mechanics of the scene were decent enough but she did not invoke a response in me, perhaps due to her perceived attitude as much as my lack of interest in her body. She masturbated and Mark Ashley liked her schoolgirl outfit, replacing her dildo with his tongue in her ass and pussy. There did not appear to be much heat between them but they performed as if putting that aside, Mark using her toy to ready her ass for his cock but getting a decent blowjob first (as she spouted off dirty talk). His cock was huge for her ass and she remained passive throughout the penetrative portions of the scene, her oral skills the best thing she had to offer. The scene closed up when he rubbed out a load of semen to her face and she sort of licked it up.
Scene Five: Emma Cummings, a sexy brunette wearing a black fetish outfit that enhanced her figure, was up last and the way her ass stood out, my interest perked back up (after the weaker scene last time, something special was needed to jump start my libido). The camera was a bit too aggressive on close up footage, something common in Jonni's flicks, but the way she dominated Mark Ashley did restore my faith in the production. She pushed her ass to his face and she jerked him off, blowing him before they fucked moderately well. It started off in passive fashion but Emma picked up the pace after she sat on his face and they did a 69. She slowed back down for the anal though and but for the theme of the movie, I would have greatly appreciated her staying away from acts she couldn't readily handle, some more experience probably all that was needed to make her a good back door princess. Mark ended the scene by pounding her hole and jerking off to her face, his sperm going all over the place before she thanked the audience.
Summary: Bet Your Ass 6 by director Jonni Darkko for Evil Angel had some solid levels of fuck for the buck and decent production values, earning a rating of Recommended or better depending on how much you like the casting choices here. All the ladies did anal and despite the lack of a second disc, the movie looked pretty good to me. In short, Bet Your Ass 6, like Bet Your Ass 5 before it, did not really delve into circus act sex nearly as much as give the performers room to explore each other, the results showing Jonni once again earning some accolades for the way he established so much replay value and his "look" worked yet again.
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