Cast: Shyla Stylez, Lexington Steele, Mr. Marcus, Kaci Star, Erik Everhard, Olga Cabaeva, CJ Wright, Michelle Honey, Erik Everhard, Katja Kassin
Length: 157:41 minutes
Date of Production: 11/29/2008
Extras: The best extra was the 14:50 minute long Behind the Scenes feature shot by Jimmy himself, the director talking with the ladies and others before and after their scenes. There was also a photogallery and some trailers, a slipcase provided as well.
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Audio/Video Quality: Top Guns 9 was presented in the same 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by director Jimmy Scaffnetti for Mercenary Pictures as offered in this MPEG-2 encoded title (the resolution being the standardized 480i). Jimmy has been working in the industry for some time now and displayed a lot of talent with the camera, whether or not he is credited for it being beside the point. His work for Erik Everhard is among the best distributed by Jules Jordan Video, a fact insiders seem to agree with from my dealings. The bitrate varied a whole lot here but seemed to hover around the 4.2 Mbps mark, enough for the picture to show some detail if not as good as it could have been. The lighting was pretty solid too, limiting the amount of grain and video noise in most cases, giving the ladies some illumination worthy of their respective statures. His composition of the scenes was also well handled, leading to decent editing that made the movie among one of his better efforts from the time this was shot; albeit with some of the shaky camerawork left in to keep the raw energy present from the looks of it. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital English with a bitrate of 192 Kbps (as usual) but there was no obvious separation between the tracks and the dynamic range was about what I expected. I could hear the vocals and the music was never a huge issue but it wasn't anything substantially different than what Jimmy shoots for Erik Everhard either.
Body of Review: Jimmy Scaffnetti is a likeable director of porn that is much like most men in how he just wants a nice piece of ass once in awhile. He translates that into his movies in a way that the bored, jaded, or old school "it's just a job" types can't comprehend, the rough edges sometimes exceeding the value of the polished efforts of his peers. As a director for Mercenary Pictures, Jimmy has shown a willingness to follow the rules set forth by others though, rules not generally present in the more gonzo styled works he shoots for Erik Everhard, lending a different air to them, his latest in a long time making it my way in the form of Top Guns 9. While voting for such award shows at the AVN Awards, XRCO, the Xcritic year end lists, and a handful of others I have been able to see a few titles by the company in between their rare fits of sending screeners, the most consistently appealing on technical and performance levels have always been those directed by Jimmy. In the case of this series, the use of high end and popular talent certainly helps elevate their stature, less reliant on the appeal of the company owner in scenes by comparison. The advertised action here was that all the ladies did anal as well as interracial, the dynamics of the individual scenes solid enough to merit checking out every time. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Shyla Stylez, the busty blond bombshell featured on the right hand side of the front cover, was up first with Lexington Steele and Mr. Marcus, the men liking what they saw as she came outside by the pool to join them on the overcast day. They pawed at her and she started sucking them off, taking more cock in her mouth than many of the "flavor of the week" newcomers ever seem able to do. What always impresses me about Shyla is the manner in which she can take a large cock so actively, pushing back and bouncing on their large black rods hammering at her from both ends, her knob slobbing skills always appreciated. She was loud when her mouth wasn't stuffed full of cock but she clearly loved their size and girth, the way it stretched her mouth, pussy, and then ass serving to make this a fine opening scene. Shyla did taste testing and a variety of little tricks along the way too, the heated tryst concluding when the men unleashed their genetic juice all over her face. Whew!
Scene Two: Kaci Star, a fleshy white gal with ample curves, was up next to tease the camera in her black lingerie. She had a playful air about her as she masturbated, her revealing lingerie enhancing her look for me as she walked into the living room to tend to the needs of studly Erik Everhard and Mr. Marcus. Her titties appealed to Marcus at first, the muscular stud sucking on them while she ground into his lap, Erik coming up from behind to feel her ass. She alternated between sucking them off and the guys hammering away at her pussy, Kaci riding them very aggressively and doing a lot of taste testing along the way. She showed no real preference for either of them here, Erik's girth or Marcus' length both appealing to her on some level. The action slowed down a bit during the anal but she was a seasoned back door champ from what I could see, quickly picking up the pace though with some added vocals showing it was impacting her as well. They continued working her over and she took their population pudding to her face, the loads oozing out onto her simultaneously to end the action.
Scene Three: Olga Cabaeva, a sexy Russian by way of Spain, was up next as she gyrated in the sitting room with her ass in the air. As a butt fan, I found her rump quite appealing, her DSLs not bad either as the attractive gal masturbated in her black & white bikini on the couch. Despite her size, she was very flexible and this was proven several times during her scene with CJ Wright and Mr. Marcus, the men continuing their rampage to drill three holes, two at a time. She simply loved sucking dick given the look in her eyes but she wanted them prodding her pussy and ass as well, not the most active of the ladies in the show but still well worth watching several times from what I could see. She cleaned them orally out of each hole and provided a lusty look when the camera showed her face, swallowing the semen as it was rubbed into her mouth in the pile driver position.
Scene Four: Michelle Honey, a curvy New Yorker with large breasts, was up next Erik Everhard and CJ Wright doing the honors. Her solo act was not as polished but fans of huge nipples will adore her, her patterned body stocking enhancing her look a little from my perspective. She rubbed her meaty labia before walking in on the two guys, checking out their peckers as she gave them a show to remember. She sucked Erik first but balanced this out with enough oral to go around, CJ slapping her pussy to activate her "sensation slut" attitude. She was smart enough to make extensive use of her titties to titty fuck the guys too, her entire body devoted to the art of milking a nut. The active blowjobs and vaginal riding were better than her anal activities though, the ending pop shots landing on her titties.
Scene Five: Katja Kassin, the redhead on the front cover known far and wide for her anal activities, was up last as she worked once again with the powerful Lexington Steele. Katja has long been into interracial work, never hesitating to jump on a big cock in any orifice of her body if the price was right. She wore a black dominatrix styled fetish outfit here, gyrating during the tease outside of the house, her arm bearing what appeared to be a scar where her griffin tattoo used to be. She sucked down about half of his cock orally before he switched things up to fuck her doggy style on the porch, moving inside where she showed how active a rider of cock she could be when warmed up. They did several positions before the anal started, Katja getting into a rapid rhythm as her ass learned once again how to accommodate his size. Katja on top was a good looking dynamic too, the lady eventually milking him into her mouth as she looked up at the fellow, drained as he was. Sweet!
Summary: Top Guns 9 by director Jimmy Scaffnetti for Mercenary Pictures started and ended with two of the best performers doing everything that could be expected of them, and in such a manner that it enhanced the replay value and strokability significantly so I rated it as Recommended. The middle scenes were not always as consistently appealing but each of the ladies in the show added something to the final product, fans of interracial should find this one relatively solid in terms of the technical values and quality of performances. In short, Top Guns 9 was nearly as good as Top Guns 7, one of my favorite volumes in the series, the technical matters handled competently enough to merit a nod.
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