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Battle of the Asses (Blu-Ray)

Studio: Elegant Angel » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 7/4/09

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended

Alexis Texas

Battle of the Asses (SD and Blu-ray)

Elegant Angel

Genre: Gonzo

Kelly Divine

Director: Sam No/Mason

Cast: Alexis Texas, Michael Stefano, Kelly Divine, Mark Ashley, Ava Rose, Manuel Ferrara, Rachel Starr, Marco Banderas, Pinky, Cherokee D'Ass

Length: 167:20 minutes

Ava Rose

Date of Production: 4/26/2009

Extras: The best extra was an unrelated scene from Alexis Texas is Buttwoman that I described below. The next best extra was the 6:01 minute long Behind the Scenes feature that showed a lot of enthusiasm and energy on the sets of the movie. Mason was in charge and the cast was having a lot of fun as usual with Mason interjecting comments but all the ladies participants having fun (though the black gals were not present). There were also some trailers, a photogallery, a pop shot recap, and some spam for those that care.

Condoms: None

Rachel Starr

Audio/Video Quality: Battle of the Asses was presented in a crisp 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color as released by director Sam No/Mason for Elegant Angel using the standard definition MPEG-2 codec with 480p resolution (the Blu-ray in a sharp 1080p using the advanced VC-1 codec for a much better picture). The camera work was solid with plentiful lighting to eliminate grain, video noise and shadows and the picture appeared to be crisp this time, though a bit excessive in a few portions like Alexis' scene where the wall of lighting washed her out a bit. Mason has made or assisted on a number of titles over the years, the technical matters taking back seat (pun intended) to the raw energy of the sex, but her skill levels have definitely been improving with the camera too, showing she pays attention to those that care. I saw no compression artifacts (it was largely falling around a 3.9 Mbps video bitrate; modest enough for a SD flick but better than many on the market these days; the Blu-ray much more variable but often in the 19.1 Mbps area) and the composition of the camera angles strongly favored the female performers as most of her work these days tends to do. The 2.0 Dolby Digital English track was pretty basic with little separation or dynamic range yet I could hear the cast well enough in most cases. For those keeping track, the audio was offered in a 192 Kbps offering with a 48 kHz sampling rate, plenty of room considering how little took place on it but leaving room for future efforts too. The music came from My Beat Shop, including riffs from Team Green, 7Dollabeats, IndustryReadyBeats, The NuClear Headz, and Pyro Productionz; appreciated in each case, the edits helping make the blending of sight and sound especially heated during the montage openings.

Pinky and Cherokee D'Ass

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Body of Review: Sam No/Mason is probably the most twisted director at Elegant Angel these days, competing against directors elsewhere such as Belladonna or Jake Malone in terms of pushing the limits of a select group of gals that like to do it all regardless of what they are "supposed" to like. Mason's latest title making it to me is Battle of the Asses, a selection of scenes starring some of the most bootilicious babes in all of porn such as Alexis Texas, Ava Rose, Kelly Divine, and Rachel Starr. The five scenes (six if you include the bonus scene from Alexis Texas is Buttwoman) also included some color with wonderfully ripe Pinky and phat assed Cherokee D'Ass, Rachel making her comeback loud and clear. Given the director, cast and company it was being shot for, I had a tremendous amount of faith that this was going to be a bunch of bouncing bun fun that I would be praising for some time to come, emphasis on the "come" part seeing how much quality tease there was offered up. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Scene One: Alexis Texas, the bountiful babe from my home state seen featured on the right hand side of the cover, was up first with talented Michael Stefano. She was wearing some cut off jean shorts and a tight blue top, her ass allowed to do some bouncing without the whale tail look since she wasn't wearing a thong this time. The interview began inside the living room with ample tease, the usual oiled up approach coming into play for the pure tease outside on the cloudy day, no vocals allowed to interfere with the upbeat tempo displayed by the musicians as she pranced around in an impossibly tiny purple bikini and white boots. Alexis has come a very long way since starting in the industry, her natural talents enhanced by experience, the tease alone becoming most strokable. The oil and water ass tease was heated but so too was her tryst with Michael, the man loving her ass all over his face. That led to an enthusiastic blowjob and the chemistry with energy enhanced every move they made, the alternating oral leading to an active vaginal ride in several positions (with taste testing) in the living room before he launched his genetic juice all over her sweet ass. Yum!

Scene Two: Kelly Divine, another curvy cutie, was shown outside by the manmade waterfall as she teased in her red bikini, her smile invoking a warm fuzzy feeling as much as her tease routine was invoking a growing erection in my shorts. It might have been nice to enjoy an interview similar to Alexis' but jumping right into the tease was a pretty good plan too, Kelly always managing to show a seductive spin to her tease even before the obligatory (and much appreciated) oiling up took place. Her red bikini pulled aside showed just how perfectly curvy she was, the posing and playful tease continuing until she was in the living room getting rimmed by studly Mark Ashley, her bent over stature impressive too. He snacked on her ass crack and she purred in delight, the pussy getting eaten too before she blew him with zest. The fucking almost immediately went into anal mode where she showed me yet again how active she could be as her fleshy ass rippled delightfully well with his huge pecker being milked inside. The rest of the scene continued their exploits and it was a surprisingly strong scene in some ways, her performance full of chemistry and passion (even more than Alexis'). As expected, he bust a nut of population pudding on her ass to finish up, even her pussy showing how tight she was as she drained his nuts dry. Yowza!

Scene Three: Ava Rose, the brunette featured on the left hand side of the front cover, was up next as she displayed a whale tail in the living room, her thong riding her ass crack as her jeans fell down a bit. Ava is another one that has become better with time, her body filling out as she gained the needed experience to really strut her stuff. The interview also led to the outdoor oil tease session that I (and a great many others) love so very much, the droning music actually working for me more than in most imitators' products. For those that don't know, Ava's ass is the fleshier kind, while not my preferred type, it still works just fine during her scenes. The tease over, Ava joined Manuel Ferrara in the living room, his tongue drawn to her ass crack and pussy for extended periods of time before she blew him with adoration in her eyes. The levels of chemistry between them was very high and she did exceptionally well during the scene as she blew him and actively rode his pecker so well. One of the other aspects about this pairing worth mentioning is how wild they let themselves get, abandoning their big heads to let their little heads do their thinking (to the point they were clawing and pawing at each other, even choking and slapping each other around a little bit at times between the taste testing). The use of her ass crack crevice to masturbate with and vaginal plowing alone were strokable too, the resulting wad of spew landing on her ass as was expected. Sweet!

Scene Four: Rachel Starr, a very curvy brunette with a huge smile, was up next after she returned to porn from a year long hiatus. Rachel looked tight and leaner than ever before, her heart shaped ass and long legs quite nice, though not the best of the show. Rachel did an interview in the living room before the great tease sequence outside (with oil, water, music, etc.), spending some time catching up with the happy director. Outside, she wore her one piece string bathing suit smaller than what I floss with, her ass not as large as the others in the show but most serviceable in how she applied her stripper moves. Her tiny white tank top allowed her to tease too with nice effect during the oil stage. As the tease progressed, I think I learned to like her all over again, the translucent chair action the kind of lap dance I want from her when she visits me in Houston some day. The kissing followed the tease while she was still outside, Marco Banderas joining her as they felt each other up. They macked out before much happened, the blowjob leading them inside to continue. Rachel really worked it too, showing the kind of devotion not necessarily borne out of chemistry but the need for seed and love of cock, the vaginal action quite active (and welcomed). The ending was not the expected pop shot to the ass, her firm cheeks spared in order to give her the taste of semen she so desired. Nice!

Scene Five: Pinky, the short but stout black gal with the big fleshy butt, was up last with looser partner Cherokee D'Ass, as the two teased in the living room while wearing fishnet stockings and sexy lingerie. The interview portion was far too short and while I think Pinky is a great gal, Cherokee just doesn't float my boat nearly as well so this was a mixed quality scene in a number of ways, weighing down the heat for me compared to the others in some ways. The outdoor tease was not bad here but not to the standards of the other scenes too, the gals getting separate tease sessions at first before a closing bit together. They then went inside to work with Michael Stefano, the man eating their asses and pussies before boning them like he owned them, some vaginal work on each leading to a little anal. He liked them sitting on his face and they complied a lot, the anal portion soon ending the scene before the ass pop finished things up for good, Cherokee licking the wad off of Pinky's curvy ass.

Bonus Scene: Alexis Texas is Buttwoman: Alexis Texas, the wonderfully curvy gal featured on the front cover (and in each scene of the movie itself), was up first in a very amusing set up scene that led to her having sex with Kristina Rose and Michael Stefano. The feature-styled opening led to the usual type of tease footage with plenty of oiled ass shaking, rubbing between the ladies outside, and skimpy bikinis tossed aside after some obligatory footage of the camera following the ladies. Alexis than was quite aggressive with Kristina on the red couch, fingering her and orally satisfying her with a degree of enthusiasm she is not always known for in her movies (especially her lesbian outings). The ladies kissed and rubbed against each other some more, a playful ass rub session I could have watched for hours. That was when Michael walked in on them with a willingness to eat them both out, his pecker fully turgid through his pants as he spanked and sniffed at the delights in store for him. The ladies then double teamed him orally with some solid blowjob action, licking and sucking his shaft & balls as the camera caught plenty of booty footage (emphasis on Alexis). They trio then resorted to pussy licking, ass rimming, vaginal pounding (of both gals) and a lot of taste testing that included face sitting. The gals got sweaty and clearly had fun, their enthusiasm going well beyond the fake porn moans where the ladies look into the camera as a means of convincing viewers how great they are. No, these two gals focused on what was going on and their partners, whispering dirty talk as much as trying to get each other off. Say what you will about the casting but I was pleased they were so driven in the scene, the vaginal riding moderately active and Alexis taking the load of genetic juice to her ass for lubrication to rub against Kristina's cheeks as the scene came full circle. The only anal outside of rimming here was Alexis plunging a single finger into Kristina's perfect pucker so the search was on for the first anal scene by the Texan's tush! Yum!

Summary: Battle of the Asses by director Sam No/Mason for Elegant Angel had four scenes that could serve me for a long time with many replays, the weaker ending scene enough to merit a look at best for fans of Pinky like myself. The net result of the better action by Kelly Divine, Ava Rose, Rachel Starr, and Alexis Texas was enough to earn the fuck flick a rating of Highly Recommended though, the strokability, replay value, and casting superb in most ways. The high definition version was definitely an upgrade in terms of the visual appeal for me too, the large screen television almost demanding it to look proper, perhaps the picture was optimized for that version of the production. In short, Battle of the Asses was a delightful little romp into decadence related to teasing, big booties, and a wonderful cast of sexually charged performers you will definitely want to check out on your own.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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