Cast: Ahryan Astyn, Andi Anderson, Asa Akira, Ashli Orion, Cecilia Vega, Charisma Cappelli, Natalia Rossi, Sienna West, Tori Black, Tyler Faith, Chris Streams, Pat Myne, Mark Wood, Lee Stone
Length: 131:15 minutes
Date of Production: 2009
Extras: The 12:25 minute long Behind the Scenes feature was the best extra, showcasing some of the ladies during their photoshoots or when getting ready for their scenes. There were also some trailers, a photogallery, and a pop shot recap as well as a true double sided DVD cover and slipcase for it.
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Audio/Video Quality: Hand To Mouth 8 was presented in a solid 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Danny "Pat Myne" Case for Third Degree Films 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 4.7 Mbps mark, few compression artifacts observed and the overall impression given to be favorable despite some grain and soft focus issues at times. The point of the show was to showcase the ladies giving handjobs and blowjobs so the mopes were not always readily obvious, the amount of suck for the buck quite high compared to many other shows on the market. 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 limited but this being gonzo porn, I really did not expect a whole lot in that regard.
Body of Review: Danny "Pat Myne" Case is one of those directors that loves broads as much as he loves drinking, the combination of which is probably largely responsible for the abundance of the human species on planet Earth. As one of the men that adores all sorts of women though, Danny is always ready, willing, and able to provide fans that think like he does with something off the beaten track. This time, he offers up Hand To Mouth 8, a show dedicated to ten handjobs and blowjobs by a variety of attractive women in porn. The men were relegated to meat puppet status this time, the camera largely shooting the scenes in POV fashion to eliminate them except for their needed cocks to drain of genetic juice, but the skillful oral and manual attributes of the ladies certainly made this worthy of a viewing or two even if you prefer full fledged scenes. Here's a brief look at the action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested, and without a boring laundry list of what each gal did specifically:
Ahryan Astyn, Andi Anderson, Asa Akira, Ashli Orion, Cecilia Vega, Charisma Cappelli, Natalia Rossi, Sienna West, Tori Black, Tyler Faith, Chris Streams, Pat Myne, Mark Wood, Lee Stone, were the range of participants this time, the knob slobbing expertise such that all of them were gifted with little nuances but each displayed an active style to appreciate too. While Tyler Faith, Andi Anderson, and Asa Akira were stand out performers, Sienna, Tori, and Cecilia sure knew how to use their hand to gland combat skills to milk a nut of genetic juice all over the place.
And lest it be said that I was negligent in pointing out some sweet newcomer poon tang, Ahryan Astyn, Charisma Cappelli, and Ashli Orion all gave solid performances too, lacking the polish of the experienced crowd yet making up for it in their own way as they appeared to be getting off ok by virtue of getting their partners off, no personal chemistry displayed but the enthusiasm working as often as not. I would rate the movie itself as higher too but the skimpy lingerie and lean bodies would have looked so much better during extended tease sessions and the mechanical "get them done" attitude was provided to weaken the replay value somewhat. That said, at least I showed y'all some pictures of the ladies in order to motivate you into figuring out whether this would work for your tastes or not, not every gonzo affair having to appear like a cookie cutter formula was applied.
Summary: Hand To Mouth 8 by director Danny "Pat Myne" Case for Third Degree Films was a pretty solid movie for the imposed limitations it provided fans, sticking with the tried and true hand/blow jobs in order to keep it simple rather than try to be all things to all people. In short, Hand To Mouth 8 was perfectly advertised as a solution for those of you wanting to see as little of the men as possible yet seeing the oral skills and manual dexterity of the ladies applied so consider this a Rent It or better unless you're a huge fan of the cast, blowjobs, handjobs, or just the directing skills of Danny Case.
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