Cast: Raylene, Bliss Lei, Tasha Lynn, Jordan Ash, Chris Strokes, Ethan Hawk, Sonny Hicks, Mark Zane, Sammie Spades, James Deen
Length: 180:50 minutes
Raylene, Bliss Lei, and Tasha Lynn
Date of Production: 8/11/2009
Extras: The extras section included a photogallery and cumshot recap as expected but also a series of short POV scenes that appear to have been shot concurrently with the main footage and edited into this section of the DVD but using Vince Vouyer as the meat puppet (Sammie Spade's "very first scene"=14:44 minutes but including some footage taken three months later as well, Bliss's lasting 9:42 minutes, Tasha's lasting 8:34 minutes, and Raylene's very first POV scene lasting 11:31 minutes courtesy of Vince Vouyer). This section also had a separate photogallery, some trailers, and a popshot recap for Raylene's eight loads of genetic juice for those keeping track.
Raylene and Bliss Lei
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Audio/Video Quality: Raylene Returns was presented in an anamorphic widescreen color with an approximate aspect ratio of 1.78:1 as shot by director Vince Vouyer for Vince Vouyer Unleashed using the MPEG-2 encoding and 480 resolution you would expect of a standard definition title. The lighting was flat and even most of the time (except some flare ups or stylish attempts at trying new things), still better than that which you'll find in most gonzo porn and topping a few of Vince's recent efforts. There was little grain and the fleshtones were even better this time making me think that the HD picture might look even better on one of the newer high resolution formats, but only by a small margin given the look of the ladies thanks to his fine work shooting the scenes (Jonny Grownwood on the editing board here) with the bitrate coming in around the 3.2 Mbps rate most of the time. There was some pattern noise but it was not common, the same holding true for some color saturation issues here. The composition of the shots was such that the ladies were made to look as good as Vince could make them and given his level of skill developed over the years, he showed he still has what it takes to make hot women even hotter looking but I hated the company logo used as a watermark in the lower right hand corner so often. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital English (192 Kbps bitrate) but there was no separation between the channels and the vocals were on the low side in all but a few circumstances.
Body of Review: Vince Vouyer is now directing his wares at Vince Vouyer Unleashed, the man deciding to up his game from his last place of employment. That translates into harder sex, more of what Vince thinks the fans want, and less interference from a distributor unaccustomed to gonzo porn (in favor of JJV). His latest title hitting the shelves in Raylene Returns, the popular former-contract gal having really cranked out some winners during her recent return to porn. This time, Raylene engages in a number of firsts for her as she pushes her limits to suit Vince's perverted imagination in a way that I have not seen from her other titles of late. So fans of Raylene will find this to be a featured spotlight on her willingness to expand her boundaries beyond anything she has done in the past, the amount of Raylene fuck for the buck sufficient to rank this as a "must have" for her devoted followers. The company website described the show like this: "Raylene is Back!! and better than ever, Raylene has returned after 8 years off. She has come back as a true Milf ! In the Milf making process her ASS has grown in a Round Plump Spankable manner . Very nice! Raylene's Return was captured by Director Vince Vouyer in a very candid gonzo fashion . In the process of showing Raylene what todays porn is all about she trips and falls into some gonzo worthy sex scenes with a few very hot Porn stars ( Bliss Lei & Tasha Lynn ). Dont miss bubble butt Sammie Spades Anal assault and her 1st Double Penetration. Raylene Hungrily taking all the cumshots on her face (8 Loads in all) including one from her real life Husband Ethan that she actually swallows (1st time she has swallowed on film) :) Another Raylene 1st is her POV with Vince Vouyer in POV Alley !" Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Raylene, the Latina hotty featured on the front cover, was up first with a couple of Asian chicks (Bliss Lei and Tasha Lynn), the trio taking on Jordan Ash and Chris Strokes. Raylene had been a contract gal at Vivid and left porn eight years ago, working in real estate until the business went bust. The scene began with an interview on the couch, Vince talking to her and discussing how the industry has changed since she left, the actual sex starting after the 20 minute mark when the disposable gals of the day (Tasha and Bliss) started working on Jordan and Criss while Raylene watched them go at it. The oral showed the emotional range of craigslist escorts on the cheap but I did not expect a lot of chemistry here, the guys reciprocating and the quartet actively boning vaginally in decent fashion. Raylene watched while wearing her black fetish corset, tasting her juices as she smiled but jumping right in to lick pussy and suck cock, receiving the men inside of her as they saw fit. The orgy style scene was not the best for showcasing a particular gal but the men rubbed out nuts of genetic juice to her face when all was said and done, Raylene elevating the end result substantially.
Scene Two: Raylene, Bliss Lei, and Raylene's real life husband Ethan Hawk, were up next at Raylene's house, the threesome making it in bed after the couple started warming up (post interview). Raylene had on bikini undies and Bliss was wearing a naughty nighty, the lighting a bit harsh here but the chemistry much improved to say the least. The scene took on the look of Raylene teaching Bliss some moves, both gals working orally on his pecker while he gave a bit in return too. Raylene was the better of the two (by far) when it came to active riding, impaling herself on her husband's cock vaginally until she slowed down greatly for the anal. There was taste testing and Raylene was still a moaner, the lady swallowing his load and everyone high fiving at his successful entry into porn.
Scene Three: Raylene, Sonny Hicks, and Mark Zane, were up next in what I thought was initially a blowbang type of event until the guys started pounding away at her pussy. Yeah, they were third/fourth tier mopes barely above slavering fanboys but she wanted to cast more men and they sufficed in this day and age of cutting costs. I'll give Mark credit for being better than Sonny but neither was much to speak of, the guys drenching her with semen due to a lack of experience being their best credentials I could come up with. It was vaginal and oral only but they shared the love, the lack of chemistry balanced off by Raylene's decent energy levels, her semen goatee looking amusing.
Scene Four: Raylene, Sammie Spades, James Deen, and Chris Strokes, were up last after a conference call with Randy West (the guy suffering from a touch of the flu and barely remembering Raylene). Sammie was a fleshy blond and had a look to her worth checking out, some more interview and BTS footage included before makeup had the gals ready to rumble. James was the top male talent of the scene so if that tells you much, suffice it to say the scene was saved by the ladies. The pre-scene debriefing with the men led to the ladies walking in to get orally worked over, the men taking some time to acquaint themselves with the two gals in a happy fashion. James ate Raylene while Criss ate Sammie, the partners swapping out from time to time to keep things fresh. The blowjobs that followed seemed almost like a contest between newcomer and seasoned veteran on her way back up the ranks, each doing a fine job smoking pole. Both ladies did anal here (it was even Sammie's first DP) and were generally passive about it, their moans of pleasure kind of appealing once they got their shit together (pun intended). Raylene took the brunt of the genetic juice to her face here too, filling out the movie on a high note before the ladies kissed.
Summary: Raylene Returns by director Vince Vouyer for Vince Vouyer Unleashed had more hardcore footage of anything on DVD starring Raylene so fans should pick up a copy as a definite must have, Vince pushing her far beyond her opening return to porn for another company that was also appreciated on its own merits. It wasn't the best gonzo I've seen of late from Vince but a general audience should figure this one as Recommended or better even if you aren't into Raylene, the technical matters a little rough but capturing the raw energy better than others have to date. In short, Raylene Returns was one of those rare comebacks that actually worked thanks to both sides of the equation, the magic in front of the camera matched by the expertise behind it to make for an entertaining fuck flick.
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