Cast: Delilah Strong, Tom Byron, Cristina Agave, Riley Shy, Christina, Memphis Monroe
Length: 97:00 minutes
Date of Production: 6/24/2009 (box); 5/9/2009 (credits)
Extras: The best extra was the 33:03 minutes of interviews with the ladies by Craig Daze, each giving their own take on life for fans as Craig interviewed them. There was also a photogallery, some trailers, a slipcase, and some inevitable spam but the interviews really added the most value by far.
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Audio/Video Quality: The King of Coochie 5 was presented in a 1.78:1 letterboxed widescreen offering as shot by director Tom Byron for Tom Byron Pictures in the MPEG-2 codec using a 480 resolution. The camera work mixed it up this time with a bit of tease footage taken inside the house, including some quality time of the ladies in skimpy outfits or naked, but much of it out by Tom's pool where the lighting was better too. The video maintained a bitrate of mid 4.8 Mbps most of the time, reducing the obvious compression artifacts to almost none and each scene provided solid fleshtones that appeared to be accurate as Craig Daze and Tom worked the cameras. The composition of the scenes was consistent too with the picture not always optimal (looking better this time though) but as far as Tom's work is concerned, it was shot with the ladies in mind; making the gals look their best for the most part or at least as much as the point of view style he employed could make them. The editing was generally decent, showing the same level of skill as the last time I checked out one of his movies for review, albeit I wished some additional tease footage was left in the scenes or provided in the extras section of the DVD. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English offering at 192 Kbps with a 48 kHz sampling rate. There was no noticeable separation between the tracks and the dynamic range was limited but I could hear the ladies and the music was not a factor so I would say it was about average in most respects.
Body of Review: Tom Byron and his company, Tom Byron Pictures, are known for offering a more personalized approach to porn than some of the larger companies, not just filling specific target niches but also keeping the action closer to home thematically. His latest title sent my way this weekend was The King of Coochie 5, a selection of five scenes where Tom worked with cuties like Delilah Strong, Memphis Monroe, and Riley Shy, initially offering up some tease, then an interview, and then going at one another like they wanted to get freaky. I admit that I wanted to see how Delilah and Memphis were doing more than anyone else, the ladies seemingly admiring the director as they engaged him in sexual misconduct. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Delilah Strong, one of my personal favorites having returned to porn for another round of rump pumping, was up first with Tom Byron after some tease and a short interview. Delilah is best known for her outgoing personality making her one of the best gals ever hired by Shane's World, her body of work as an anal gonzo gal not bad either. Tom was mostly interested in her ass though, spanking it and licking it both before and after her jeans were removed, orally servicing her to her delight before she engulfed his pecker for a healthy blowjob. She then sat on his face and actively rode his cock vaginally, not giving up the ass before he jerked out a wad of genetic juice to her mouth. It was the best scene of the show by far and a welcome return for Delilah and her swallowing tricks.
Scene Two: Cristina Agave, a harsh looking gal with light hair and a bit of attitude, her laundry list of tricks including anal though she was not going there with Tom Byron that day. The tease was shorter than usual and the interview showed her to be a bit rougher than average, Tom going down on her before she reciprocated in a largely mechanical fashion. The farting noise was funny and she was fairly active a few times but she just did not seem to be having much fun in the pork for pay scenario. The vanilla sex led to a facial where she let Tom do all the work, the stark contrast between her and Delilah night and day different.
Scene Three: Riley Shy, a lean redhead with a positive attitude, was up next as she proved to be an upgrade over Cristina. She began with the formulaic tease and interview, showing an appreciation for Tom Byron hiring her, the couple running into each other in the past but not working together. Tom went down on her first, she reciprocated with a modicum of enthusiasm, and then the couple plowed pussy as though they were into it. Riley was best at giving a blowjob, her active riding limited to a single position since Tom was so active (enough for both of them). He then launched the wad of spew to her face, his genetic juice landing all over her face.
Scene Four: Christina, a new gal with light hair and a slightly fleshy body, was up next with Tom Byron, the general formula followed for the tease and interview. To me, Christina seemed a little star struck with Tom, her shyness weakening her scene such that Craig was answering the questions for her from behind the camera. She was certainly no stranger to sucking a cock in a pleasing manner but her rough edges showed repeatedly after that, her passive riding skills leaving me stone cold. The scene ended with a facial for those that care.
Scene Five: Memphis Monroe, the cute blond featured on the left hand side of the cover as she bent over, was up last and she was another treat to behold for me and Tom Byron both. She was thicker than ever and that look worked well for her, those pretty eyes of hers always seductive on a scale few that haven't met her can truly appreciate. She finished up the standardized parts of the show to drop to her knees for the blowjob. Memphis then found Tom wanted to be smothered in those fine ass cheeks of hers after they tried some vaginal penetration. Memphis was largely passive though and this watered down her appeal for me, a guy that has long liked watching her in better scenes. The titty fuck almost saved it for me but the ending where she used her tits to drain his balls dry seemed too truncated to fully get into.
Summary: The King of Coochie 5 by director Tom Byron for Tom Byron Pictures was not the best volume of the series for my tastes, Delilah Strong as hot as ever but some of the newcomers dragging their feet enough to lower the rating to a mere Rent It. There was all the usual sexual activity here but the chemistry was not consistent, nor were the levels of enthusiasm what they could have been, Tom giving his all as he is known to do but the response just not there from a few of his charges. In short, The King of Coochie 5 comes from a long line of very appealing titles but the replay value this time struck a dry spell, the end result being this was for fans only.
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