Cast: Andi Anderson, John Strong, Angelina Ash, Mark Ashley, Riley Evans, Ben English, Shawna Lenee, Danny "Pat Myne" Case, Shyla Stylez, Johnny Sins
Length: 156:05 minutes
Date of Production: 12/2/2008
Extras: As always, the best extra was the 14:27 minute Behind the Scenes feature since it showcased the ladies getting ready for their scenes, showed some nudity, and was a lot of fun. There was also a cum shot loop, a photogallery, and some trailers too.
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Audio/Video Quality: Bleached to the Bone 2 was presented in a solid 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Danny "Pat Myne" Case for 3rd Degree using the usual MPEG-2 codec favored for standard definition releases offered up in 480i resolution. The settings were bare bone basic which allowed for fair lighting that minimized the grain, video noise, and aliasing of the visual elements. The down side was that there was a need for more lighting and a steadier camera. The composition of the shots was generally favorable to the ladies for the most part but the almost random editing seemed to distract at times when the camera would zoom in on some blemish or other visually weak moment and be left in the final product. The video bitrate varied considerably but seemed to hover around the mid 4.3 Mbps mark, few compression artifacts observed and the overall impression given to be favorable despite some grain and soft focus issues at times. I also found the colors to be somewhat saturated, lending an air of fakeness to some of the scenes that they simply should not have had. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English using the 192 Kbps standard under a 48 kHz sampling rate, the vocals showing no separation but the minimalist opening music giving the slight impression that it did matter to someone to add in some head space. The dynamic range was otherwise kind of limited but this being gonzo porn, I really did not expect a whole lot in that regard.
Body of Review: Danny "Pat Myne" Case was a performer for years before starting to direct porn for companies like 3rd Degree. Over time, he developed a particular style of shooting porn that involved using lingerie, tease, and a kind of "look" to the ladies as well as a pacing to the action indicative of his preferred means of showing them off. It could be argued that this is a generic formula employed by many but the closer you look at the end results (at least of any movie he has significant control over), the more you see that while not great for everyone, he does give quite a show. His latest effort is a title called Bleached to the Bone 2, the sequel to Bleached to the Bone 1. The theme of the day is bleach blonds and given Pat's love of light haired ladies (keep in mind his previous attachment to Stormy as one example), it makes sense that he would cater to the way many of us adore such women. The five scenes did not shy away from serious hardcore fucking either, there was some anal sex, plenty of facials, and the intense pounding one generally sees best on an Erik Everhard shoot, but some chemistry displayed by the participants as well. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Andi Anderson, a curvy blond with a nasty attitude, was up first as she played up her "bad girl" aspects for the director on the stairs. She brandished a vibrator and jilled herself silly, cleaning the toy off orally from time to time while spouting off dirty talk. She fingered her ass and soon applied the toy as Pat encouraged her (a bit too often though), the camera zooming in too closely to fully catch the heat of the moment. Yeah, it was a bit faker than usual but the fantasy aspects of the will work for most of you as much as it did for me. That was when she crawled over to the couch where John Strong sat naked, her lips wrapping around his rod with the assistance of her hand to give him a great hummer. She focused her attention on the camera as she did it but it was still a pretty warm scene to this point. John reciprocated orally and was soon banging her vaginally, upgrading to her ass in little time as she streamed her filthy words. The weakest aspect of the scene was how passive she rode his cock until she was on top, the gal taste testing it before tossing his salad. They screwed in several positions and she took the expected facial, her attempts at being an extreme queen noted for future reference.
Scene Two: Angelina Ash, a relative newcomer to the industry, was up next wearing her metallic blue bikini in a chair as Pat talked her through what he wanted from her. I prefer the director stay largely quiet but knew going in that Pat was a blabbermouth so I'm just emphasizing to new readers how the scene went. Angelina had a nice full rack and teasing nature, knowing how to slowly remove her clothing to achieve the kind of effect Pat goes for in his flicks. She masturbated at his command and soon started slobbing the knob of Mark Ashley on the white couch. Angelina was enthusiastic about inhaling his meat pipe and he gave her a bit of oral loving too, her panting increasing the dynamic for me more than a little bit. The two screwed vaginally in several positions and I loved seeing her fleshy ass shake as he took her but she was another passive ride, even more passive than Andi had been, though she employed less aural antics. The scene ended in a semi-realistic creampie that was allowed to ooze out of her.
Scene Three: Riley Evans, a sexy blond with enough body fat to really rev my engine up, was up next as she masturbated quietly while wearing a white camisole. This experience was markedly different from that of her peers, Pat ruining the moment for me a bit by whispering directions to her. Her white mesh stockings made her legs look sexier and the pleasure mixed with pain aspect of her facial expressions were a turn on, an abrupt edit to her kneeling before studly Ben English as she blew him forgotten in moments. Riley gave good head, as good as her associates had done in the previous scenes, but she also displayed some chemistry with the guy throughout the scene. The fact that he didn't go down on her did not bother me because of it too, her vocals enhancing the moment without going too far. They screwed vaginally until her pussy got puffy and while she was not the most active ride of the movie, she kept looking into his eyes as if they were a real couple having a great time. The scene ended with a big facial, his wad of genetic juice populating her face before she gave him some post coital head.
Scene Four: Shawna Lenee, the very cute blond with far-too-big implants, was up next wearing stripper shoes and black mesh pantyhose, diddling herself as the camera zoomed in far too closely. She looked great and used a glass dildo after her fingers, the camera setting looking "off" as the colors were so saturated. As she got into the moment, she appeared to get off, leading to her wanting the cock of Danny "Pat Myne" Case. There was another abrupt change before she began blowing him in POV fashion, aggressively going for his cock as she looked deep into his eyes. The enhanced experience had her smiling too, the camera soon handed off so he could go down on her and then begin banging her tight pussy. Surprisingly enough, the lack of personal chemistry was second to how passively she rode his rod here, a situation I don't recall her into of late. She did get better as the scene continued but it was too late to elevate the scene a whole lot, Shawna trying to make up for it by swallowing his load of population pudding.
Scene Five: Shyla Stylez, the busty beauty featured on the front cover, was up next as she coyly worked the camera while Pat made comments. Shyla has been in many of the biggest and/or best titles of the past year, the lady a charming example of a hotty with a kicking body willing to give a great show. She masturbated in a believable manner, the heat of the moment helping translate into a better scene before the latest abrupt edit (that's a hint "Critter") had her kneeling before Johnny Sins with his pecker in her mouth. Shyla is a world class cocksucker and her enthusiasm was clear here just as I thought she wanted to work with the guy. His own oral was lacking but she came out of nowhere to become the most passionate rider of the movie (by far) as she pushed back to meet his member during several positions, including the standing doggy. They did anal and she cleaned him off out of both holes, ending the scene actively but sucking the seed right out of his nuts for the mouth pop. Yes!
Summary: Bleached to the Bone 2 by director Danny "Pat Myne" Case for 3rd Degree had a lot of his strengths and weaknesses on display, the sum total meriting a rating of Recommended as far as I was concerned. The technical matters were okay, the casting decent, and the amount of bleached blond fuck for the buck nicely handled, most of the ladies just seemed to be too tame this time to merit a higher rating. In short, Bleached to the Bone 2 did not have as consistently strong a cast as Bleached to the Bone 1 so the results were almost predictable but you'll be able to find a lot to like on this volume in the series all the same.
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