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Briana Extreme

Studio: Vivid » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 1/18/10

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

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Briana Extreme (AKA: B. Skow's Briana Extreme)

Vivid Entertainment

Genre: Vignette

The positions menu (for the one guy that cares)

Director: B. Skow

Cast: Briana Banks, Sascha, Denise K., Jerry, Marco Banderas, Ben English, Mick Blue, Aiden Starr, Christian XXX

Length: 166:03 minutes

The Title

Date of Production: 10/16/2007

Extras: The first extra was the 13:43 minute long bonus scene from The Watcher 3 starring Briana Banks, Pat Myne, and Bobby Vitale (as shot by then-loser Robby D.). I've seen the scene before in a compilation as well as the original release but it was a cute bit from the vaults all the same. There was also a 22:28 minute Behind the Scenes feature (where Briana wore the same outfit as displayed a couple of years ago in the Xcritic forums, where she asked for fan input for the scenes of the movie). There was a photogallery, some trailers, some spam, and advertised chapter search & positions menu as shown in a screen capture). (listed extras: chapter search, positions menu, BTS, photogallery, bonus scenes, and previews)

Condoms: None

Briana Banks

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Audio/Video Quality: Briana Extreme was presented in the same 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment using the standard definition MPEG-2 codec in 480i resolution. For those unfamiliar with his background, suffice it to say that his experience outside of porn is superior to many inside the industry and it shows up in his movies, including this one as shot in 1080i high definition, though presented in the SD format (for now) using 1080i to provide a lot of resolution supporting some of the effects (making it look more like a real movie than just a porno). The lighting was well handled and this added to the pleasure of watching Briana in play as the lengthy scenes gave her enough freedom to explore her sexuality a little. The composition of the camera angles and lighting were almost always optimal this time, Skow seeing fit to try and enhance the look of the ladies at every turn as possible. The fleshtones were accurate too and the DVD mastering was well done (if only in a bitrate hovering around 4.1 Mbps), making it a mixed bag in terms of visual quality; leaning towards above average. This was shot in 2007 and was far from Skow's best but given the nature of the showcase effort, Briana's fans should appreciate it, the company logo watermarking the lower right hand corner. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English (in 256 Kbps with a 48 kHz sampling rate) offering with the vocals sounding flat and the music pretty decent. For some reason, the levels were about the same as usual but aside from the added background noise, the dynamic range was average and the separation of the vocal track nonexistent.

Briana Banks and Denise K.

Body of Review: B. Skow directs for Vivid Entertainment and has done so for a few years now. While he may engage in side projects for friends at times, he has displayed a lot of loyalty for his employer in terms of giving them the best porn they have released in years, if not the best they have ever released. His latest release was actually shot a few years back as a showcase for Briana Banks called Briana Extreme, the starlet appearing in the Xcritic forums to solicit ideas for the scenes she would use. While some of that always appeared to be marketing hype, there was a lot of fun thinking said porn performer might actually be listening, a few phone calls (and follow up at the next convention proving she was indeed responsible for the messages). Briana then shot five scenes before leaving the company for the supposedly greener pastures of owning her own company, one movie released before it disappeared. So, what we have here is reportedly the last scenes shot by Briana Banks before she left porn yet again. There is no way to verify the truth in this idea unless she starts shooting scenes again but her fans should truly enjoy the action given that she is in every scene. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Briana Banks

Scene One: Briana's Biggest Fan: Briana Banks, all dressed up in black lingerie, kicked back on a white couch as she read a letter from her supposed "biggest fan". This was the outfit the director posted way back then (he has been a blogger for Xcritic since before most people knew him) on the website and she then started masturbating while two cameras followed her every move (second camera courtesy of Shylar Cobi). There were some noticeable bruises on her ass and other body parts here, the stark contrast of the show making it all about her. The superior solo masturbation act led to her pairing with Sascha, most of the men in the movie were new to her since she was just back from another two year sabbatical, and he clearly wanted to bang her silly. He walked in and ate her as well as fingered her hardcore style, Briana aggressively slobbing his knob as though she were possessed. He slapped her face with his erection and she did a fairly solid bit in POV as well as give him a titty fuck while smiling at the camera. That led to an abrupt edit where she actively rode his pecker vaginally, some toy use stretching her asshole for his cock to plunder accordingly. The scene ended when he came inside of her in a realistic manner, scooping out the genetic juice to swallow before the post coital head finished him off.

Briana Banks and Marco Banderas

Scene Two: Ruby's Blindfold Wish: Briana Banks, next up in black lingerie with a pink outline, gave it up to Denise K. in a lesbian scene after wearing a blindfold (which was part of the fantasy read aloud). The sex began with a solo nod to the fantasy, Denise climbing into frame on the purple couch to get frisky, some kissing punctuating their appeal for one another. The clothing was removed ever so slowly and the gals performed oral in alternating turns. They then played with a double headed dildo, showing how deeply they could collectively swallow before impaling each other on it, the active riding dynamic more consistent than the first scene.

Aiden Starr, Briana Banks and Christian XXX

Scene Three: Briana's POV Fuck: Briana Banks, answering some fatty fanmail (allegedly from a 300+ pound admirer), did a sort of POV (point of view) shoot with Jerry, her solo efforts warming her up before he jumped in to allow the illusion of Briana getting it on with almost anyone. His hands were all over her and he pawed her tits the most, her finger sucking lubing his digit up for some fingering until she gave him a fine hummer in the motel room bed. Briana used dirty talk, her titty fucking, and more oral to get him ripe for the plucking, the couple actively vaginally fucking with her on top a lot. She did some taste testing (as she did in the other scenes) and he eventually bust a nut of population pudding in her face as she asked of him, some head given for a job well done.

Scene Four: Teacher's Threesome: Briana Banks, next up wearing a red plaid set of bikini undies, served up a teacher fantasy for a trucker courtesy of Marco Banderas, Ben English, and Mick Blue, in a makeshift classroom. The use of two cameras was more obvious this time, Shylar taking a position near the wall as Skow handled the close-ups. The men were on her after she read the letter from "Chuck", lightly pawing her tits as she bounced between them to suck them off. Briana was great at the oral here, giving all three of them a splendid experience before they took turns screwing her. Contrary to her BTS statement, she took two men on at a time here with either a DP or one getting pounding a hole while she blew another. Briana was an active rider here and most of the penetrative work was vaginal, the pop shots landing on her crotch instead of in it, on her face and on her tits as though she forgot what she had just read in the heat of the moment.

Scene Five: Briana's Fuckdoll Fantasy: Briana Banks, last dressed up as a dominatrix, read a prisoner's letter that led her to use Aiden Starr as a fuck doll with some minimal assistance from Christian XXX. The room was minimalist as asked for in the letter, Aiden made up to look far younger than usual as her two tormentors slapped her ass and roughed her up. The gals both inhaled his cock orally very well and took turns getting plowed vaginally, some taste testing enhancing matters and Briana fingering her asshole a time or two. The reddened ass cheeks and aggressive penetration by both ladies helped it work, though the chemistry of a few earlier pairings just wasn't there in as much concentration. The ending pop shot landed in Aiden's mouth, the show ending without any recognizable fantasies from the forum that I could place (where was the anime girl fantasy for example?!?).

Summary: Briana Extreme by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment started off with a tremendous amount of potential and some glimmers of that potential were fully on display during the movie's lengthy scenes so I rated it as Recommended, though fans of Briana Banks should consider this a "must have" set of performances from the absentee lady that has apparently left porn once more. I would have liked the fantasies to be more tailored to things less frequently seen in porn scenes, a direction shown by numerous web performers from what I've seen, but I can't argue that the description was all that "off" and I liked seeing Briana again with people new to her. In short then, Briana Extreme was not particularly extreme in the sense that the performer had long been able to handle gonzo sex with a flair reserved for a limited number of her peers but it was another step on the wild side for Vivid, allowing Skow to expand on the length of the tease in most cases.

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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