Extras: The primary extra was a 30:54 minute long bonus scene from All Dressed Up as described below, starring Monique Alexander and Voodoo. There was also a 4:17 minute long Behind the Scenes feature that seemed way too short, Monique and her partner Greg getting all the attention, short though it was. There was also a photogallery, some trailers, and the usual spam, each scene broken down into its component parts in what is reasonably called a "positions menu".
Audio/Video Quality: Monique's Lost Footage 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 480 resolution. The flick was shot in 1080i/60 high definition awhile back, though presented in the SD format (for now), in what appeared to be a more intimate setting than some of Skow's works to date. The lighting was fairly well handled and this added to the pleasure of watching the gals in play as the lengthy scenes gave them enough freedom to explore their sexuality. The composition of the camera angles was less optimal this time though, Skow trying to enhance the look of the ladies as possible, T-Bird Meadows editing the production with some care. The fleshtones were accurate too and the DVD mastering was well done (the bitrate hovering around 4.8 Mbps), even if the lighting was off at times (the company watermark will be bothersome to many out there but only some). 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. The aural qualities of the movie appeared to offer some separation and increased dynamic range, the vocals easily heard and mixed in with the ambient noises as well as music.
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Body of Review: B. Skow has essentially remade the modern Vivid Entertainment in such a way that they rely far less on features and more on all sex projects or lengthy gonzo offerings that are typically a cut above what many others are offering these days. He tends to showcase the ladies in such a way that their best parts are highlighted, something I just don't see every day. The latest release by the director sent for review was Monique's Lost Footage, the popular Monique Alexander showcased in three scenes with Greg Sterling, a few others tossed in for good measure. Up front I saw the difference between this project and Skow's other works is that Monique appeared to be playfully happy with Greg, providing a level of chemistry she generally does not provide in her scenes. The counter to that aspect is that the scenes are shorter than Skow tends to provide and they seemed less about physical performance than a couple getting each other off. I know some people prefer one type of scene over the other, still others just glad they threw these scenes out there for Monique's fans to appreciate. The back cover described the movie like this: "One was shot in a kitchen...a crazy scene with Monique and Greg. Toys, spanking, totally hot. Then they did an even hotter scene, in a bar. And they were all topped off by a scorching Monique POV. Then Lily Lovely tried to go one better. And so did horny Gianna Lynn. And then they were lost--all five scenes--five of our favorites. And then they were found. And we know you're going to dig them as much as we do. All shot by porn's new all-sex-ace, B. Skow, in that tease and deliver style everyone's talking about. Lose yourself in Monique's Lost Footage...the latest find, only from Vivid." Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Monique Alexander, the sexy blond featured on the front cover, was up first as she paraded around a house in black lingerie, teasing the camera as the director shot her in various seductive poses. She bent over, shook her ass, and otherwise had a good time pleasuring herself on a big blue couch before heavily tattooed mope Greg Sterling came in to finger and eat her. Okay, he looked like someone out of an "alt-porn" title in most ways, his physical prowess lacking in most major ways but Monique did seem to like the guy, my understanding being that they were a happy couple when shooting the scenes. She kissed him like she meant it and they caressed each other as though a real couple, Monique slobbing his knob with a lot of added energy as a result. That led to various forms of vaginal penetration, Monique typically an active rider on his admittedly modest pecker, some POV footage tossed in at times for good measure. There was a lot of taste testing and intermittent oral between positions too, the three scenes of the couple looking a lot alike outside of how much POV material was provided. It ended when he rubbed out a wad of genetic juice to her crotch, the scene cutting short of showing what she did with the remaining spew.
Scene Two: Gianna Lynn, a busty brunette wearing a pink & black bikini, was up next in the kitchen, the gal mugging but following the same type of seductive tease as the other scenes provided, the attractive lady lucking out to work with the mighty Evan Stone. Her glossy lipstick was perfectly applied, the pacing of the edits just right, and the easy pace of the music well suited for her ministrations, the oiling up of her pussy giving me some wood all by itself. She was in the process of rubbing one out on the counter when a jarring edit showed her transitioned to an easy chair with Evan going down on her. They had some personal chemistry and he appeared to like her clam enough, her blowjob showing a similar appreciation of his cock. They then banged aggressively and enthusiastically, pounding into each other with even more drive than usual. The result of this was Evan's explosion of population pudding into her mouth coming faster than expected, the look on her face priceless.
Scene Three: Monique Alexander, next wearing only a black thong, was allowed to look a bit rougher than usual in an industrial kitchen. She removed it as part of the tease, savagely diddling herself with the aid of some lubricant before Greg Sterling joined her. She slowed down at this point and appeared to be tamed by his presence alone, his probative fingers spreading apart her cookie as she jerked him off and they kissed. This led to her blowing him nicely, the hand assisted hummer much like the kind Stormy Daniels tends to provide. While she did not have a lot to work with in terms of his size, she once again appeared into it compared to her other works, Monique climbing aboard to ride even better than last time for the vaginal positions. He ate her out a time or two as well but it was clearly Monique giving her all this time, riding him until he came all over his stomach for her to lick up.
Scene Four: Lily Lovely, a busty brunette that has not made a lot of porn, was up next as she teased on a bed in a colorful outfit, masturbating mechanically as Skow tried his best to salvage her efforts. It was clear she lacked the kind of polish the others had, though I'd have fucked her if she asked me nicely, the young lady ending up with Jerry as her partner once her solo efforts were over. He came over her like a sunny day and she spread for him, his oral attention moving from her mouth to her tits before she took his penis in her mouth for the blowjob. She was not inexperienced in this area but it seemed truncated compared to some of the other scenes, Lily jumping on his bone to ride vaginally. The ride was modestly active but far from the quality of the previous scenes, her overdoing the moans weakening the believability for me. It closed up when he jerked off to her face, giving him some post coital head until the camera faded to black.
Scene Five: Monique Alexander, up last wearing a black & white outfit, was again placed with moper Greg Sterling, their living room tryst on a black couch giving the impression of a homemade movie given the way the camera moved and how much POV footage was included. I like the general style but this time did not work as well for me given the amount of close up footage included, the shaky camera and verbal banter serving the purpose well enough. He shot her masturbating and then joined in, blowing him in POV before pushing back to meet his cock as she did all the work (a camera in his hand showing his POV). The footage by the professional cameramen (be it Skow, Graham, or Shylar) was superior but the addition of the second camera offered up some potential, even if the editing could only polish up some of it. Monique was in her element and in love so that added to the fun despite his lack of charisma, the ending never going as far as his finger (in her ass) but including a small pop shot of splooge to her face.
Bonus Scene: All Dressed Up: Monique Alexander, the sexy but lean blond featured on the left side of the front cover, was up first playing a "naughty schoolgirl" with muff buffer skirt, black panties, and thigh high stockings complimenting her all too lean physique. Monique put on a decent tease, the camera spending plenty of time capturing her sweet body parts before she felt herself up and Voodoo came to play with her. Voodoo went down on her and fingered her to a heated state, Monique reciprocating with a skilled blowjob (her hand to gland technique complimenting her oral skills). The pair then vaginally screwed in numerous positions, Monique more passive than I have seen her in awhile. Voodoo's wad of genetic juice was milked out by her tight snatch though, landing on her ass crack.
Summary: Monique's Lost Footage by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment was definitely a mixed bag in terms of the sexual liaisons but fans of Monique Alexander should consider this a "must have" so I rated it as Recommended. The strokability, replay value, and inherent energy & enthusiasm of Monique bonding with her significant other may have lacked compared to some of the top studs in porn but showed her in new light too. In short then, Monique's Lost Footage was wisely marketed to those who have found the attractive young lady appealing in the past, her latest gonzo performances seeming a bit dry by comparison so check this one out.
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