Cast: Kelly Divine, Sean Michaels, Katja Kassin, Tom Byron, Luxxx May, Christian XXX, Vannah Sterling, Phoenix Marie
Length: 101:53 minutes
Date of Production: 7/8/2009
Extras: For some of you, the 26:54 minute bonus scene from Lipstick N' Lingerie (a Platinum X Picture release by the way) starring Lauren Phoenix, Claudio Meloni, and Michael Stefano, will be the best extra. Lauren was always a talented performer, earning numerous awards for her hardcore antics. There was also a 35:03 minute long set of interviews by Craig Daze, the performers not going in order but adding some value to the show. There was also a set of trailers, a photogallery, and some spam.
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Audio/Video Quality: Big Ass Fixation 5 was presented in a 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen offering as shot by director Tom Byron for Tom Byron Pictures in the MPEG-2 codec (like most standard definition titles are, using a 480i 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 4.1 Mbps most of the time, reducing the obvious compression artifacts to almost none and each scene provided solid flesh tones 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 is a director that has stood the test of time in porn, outlasting a great many of his peers over the years while he shot scenes he wanted to shoot rather than chase the crowds. For the most part, this attitude has served him well as he provides significant hits in the MILF market, salad tossing market, and even the market serving fans of ripe, round rumps. It is that market that I cared about today as I review Big Ass Fixation 5, the title providing five of the firmest big butted ladies in porn, including Phoenix Marie, Katja Kassin, and Kelly Divine. Interestingly enough, this was one of those rare occasions when Tom himself did not tap every ass present, the man satisfied with doing only two of them. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Kelly Divine, a curvy young lady with a sweet ass and nice DSLs, was up first in a tease montage that seemed a bit too lightweight compared to some of Tom's previous works. Still, it would be wrong to say she was not endowed with a great body for the series, this time partnered up with well hung Sean Michaels. At the end of the tease, she was slobbing his knob, her mouth handling the head while she stroked him romantically. He provided a steady stream of aural encouragement to her as she inhaled the meat pipe too, leading to a series of vaginal-only positions where she showed she was better wielding her pussy than her mouth on such a large black pecker. Sean finished her off by rubbing out a wad of genetic juice to her ass cheeks, both of them satisfied thanks to their personal chemistry.
Scene Two: Katja Kassin, the German bombshell expected to announce her retirement any day now, was up next as she provided a tease montage heavily edited to showcase her ass really well before she bent over the living room couch to give herself up to Tom Byron. With minimal fanfare, Katja dropped to her knees and aggressively blew him in POV fashion, adding his balls to her repertoire until he reciprocated comprehensively on her pussy and ass. While Katja has long been known for her anal antics, she once again only did vaginal here, actively riding Tom's cock in a handful of scenes, most actively when she was on top. Tom then rubbed out a wad of population pudding to her face and she went right back to sucking him clean.
Scene Three: Luxxx May, a wild brunette with a fine figure, was then up with the infamous Christian XXX, the two exchanging pleasantries before his tongue was stuffed up her snatch and ass. She then worked his dick into her mouth with ease, streamers flying all over the place as her oral talents came into play. Lux took great pains to insure her oral worked for him, the gal saying as much as she changed positions to place him on his back, her hand holding the base of the pecker as she worked the shaft (but looked at the camera too much). They slipped into a 69 from there, Christian taking some time to warm her up with his fingers, both enjoying this portion of the flick before engaging in moderately active vaginal riding. Christian dominated her too much though, preventing her from being as active as possible, the doggy milking his nuts dry as he offered her up a mouthful of semen.
Scene Four: Vannah Sterling, a chunky brunette MILF in a red bikini, was up next as she provided a short montage of slow motion tease, laying on the bed for a quick interview before taking a spanking from Tom Byron. The scene then abruptly started with her blowing him and tossing his salad, Tom returning the favor by going down on her like he meant it. Like Lux in the last scene, she overacted a bit too much for my tastes (toy tester Nadine found her body really hot though), at least showing her passionate side orally before a mostly passive vaginal ride. Tom ended it by jerking off to her ass.
Scene Five: Phoenix Marie, the cover cutie with the ample sample, was up last and for me, she was the main reason for picking up the title, especially since I am aware of her on again, off again romance with scene partner Christian XXX generating more heat when they are "on". They were on the comfy brown couch together during what amounted to a short interview, Phoenix showing both men that she is always anally inclined by fingering her ass, the lady moving into a 69 where she sat on Christian's face. He loved it and gave her extra oral on her asshole, her knob slobbing fun keeping him excited until they started screwing actively. As with most of the scenes, the dominant penetrative act was vaginal but she also allowed him to poke her perfect pucker, Phoenix enjoying that even more. The heated romp then ended when he jerked off to her mouth, Phoenix swallowing his wad with ease.
Summary: Big Ass Fixation 5 by director Tom Byron for Tom Byron Pictures was not his most consistent fuck flick of recent months but it adhered to the theme in each scene and even offered up a bonus scene most people probably haven't seen before given the company it was shot for seems all but defunct. There was a decent level of strokability and replay value though and the technical values were solid enough so I rated it as Recommended. In short, Big Ass Fixation 5 continued Tom's drive to offer up a wealth of curvy babes with big butts, the only thing bothering some people is the implication that they would all be doing anal as a result (most did not do anal). Still, fans of the cast should know that they were well worth checking out a number of times so don't pass it up.
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