Cast: Katie St. Ives, James Deen, Ashli Orion, Manuel Ferrara, Mason Moore, Anthony Rosano, Brooke Lee Adams, Mick Blue, Jayden Jaymes, Michael Stefano
Length: 179:34 minutes
Katie St. Ives
Date of Production: 5/22/2010
Extras: The best extra for new fans of the series will be the 19:49 minute long bonus scene by Julia Ann and Manuel Ferrara from Big Wet Asses 15 in high definition. I described it below in detail for those that missed it, the scene certainly a heated one thanks to the wonderful heat and chemistry between the couple. The only other good extra this time was the 4:06 minute long Behind the Scenes feature where the ladies had a chance to discuss the project and show some flesh. Otherwise, there were three trailers, a photogallery, and a cumshot recap but that was all.
Audio/Video Quality: Big Wet Asses 17 was presented in the usual 1.78:1 ratio widescreen color as shot by director William H. Nutsack for Elegant Angel using the standard definition VC-1 codec with 1080p resolution. The lighting was good as expected and helped minimize the grain & video noise, the sharp clarity of the production beating out some of the high definition blu-ray titles released by the competition. The composition of the shots always favored the ladies, rarely chopping off their heads in a frame or missing out on significant portions of the action. The editing was a bit better this time though a few of the edits by Robert Laplanc were too abrupt or noticeable but part of that might be due to what kind of footage was presented. I saw no compression artifacts although the bitrate varied substantially, often seeming to be in the 1512 Mbps range. The audio was presented in the usual 2.0 Dolby Digital English using the 256 Kbps bitrate (and 48 kHz sampling rate), the separation was nonexistent and the dynamic range limited but at least the vocals could be heard most of the time (as could some background noise). The music from Mybeatshop and the company archives were solid enough for the scenes themselves but the action just did not always fit as nicely as possible so the aural work could have been polished up a little more.
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Body of Review: William H. Nutsack and his work at Elegant Angel need no introduction in the porn circles I travel due to the exceptionally high quality of his works over the last several years. His biggest and best series for many folks, a flagship title in some ways, has been his "Big Wet Asses" offering released at least once a year to a huge audience, the heated debates over what performers should partake of the BWA experience often requiring moderation using a heavy hand. Well, the latest volume of the series, Big Wet Asses 17, is out and the big selling point here is that popular Jayden Jaymes and Katie St. Ives finally gave up the ass, their various coworkers including Mason Moore, Ashli Orion, and Brooke Lee Adams. Even as a huge fan of the series for years, I couldn't care less about a "first anal" but both Jayden Jaymes and Katie St. Ives have been so hot in their regular work that the premise did provide an extra incentive to check this one out for me. The company website described the show like this: "Big Wet Asses, the winner of AVN's coveted Best Anal Themed Series award for 2006, 2007, & 2008, is back! Elegant Angel is delighted to announce that porn superstar Jayden Jaymes, stars in her 1st anal scene. This is the 17th edition of the critically acclaimed series, alongside another stellar assemblage of voluptuous superstars. Big Wet Asses 17 features Brooke Lee Adams, Ashli Orion, Mason Moore and the beautiful Katie St. Ives in her very 1st anal scene." The quick version of this upgrade review is to say that fans equipped with high definition gear will definitely want to upgrade to this Blu-ray version given the enhanced visual elements. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Brooke Lee Adams with Mick Blue
Scene One: Katie St. Ives, an exceptionally cute gal with the smallest ass of the bunch, was up first in what was billed as her first anal scene, taking on James Deen. As expected, the tease montage took place in the white room with a lot of lighting, her pretty eyes standing out as she shook her moneymaker and displayed her assets in a bikini very nicely. The oiling up was fun, Katie peeling her bottom down at times to provide that uplifted booty look we all like. She was then seen in the living room on a large round sitting couch (puke green?!?) as James warmed her up. He pried her panties off and kissed her, soon going down on her as he suitably roughed her up a little (to her delight I might add). He let his fingers and tongue do the walking on her crotch, some face sitting getting Katie off before he began to bang her pussy and ass. Katie was an active rider in both once she was warmed up, though she did no oral on him initially. This was rectified towards the end of the scene when she did give him an active hummer, working out his wad of genetic juice with her hand to gland combat until he dropped the load onto her awaiting face.
Scene Two: Ashli Orion, a sexy brunette with a smoking hot ass, was up next teasing in a satin purple bikini, doing some booty drop action and feeling herself up until the tease included some oiling. I can never get enough of her tease but she lucked out and was paired up with studly Manuel Ferrara, the man smacking her ass before rimming her thoroughly, his oral skills always a female favorite. The look on her face was priceless and her panties were soon tossed aside, Manuel eating out her snatch just as excitedly before a few pumps into her pussy left her ready to slob his knob. Her playful blowjob led to a very active set of vaginal positions, some choking driving her wild with desire. There was some taste testing here and she was soon oiled up for the anal, Ashli slowing down as Manuel took over to give her a bone of his own in the backdoor. She then did ATM and sucked him off to completion, his load of population pudding landing all over her face as she happily cleaned herself off by eating it.
Scene Three: Mason Moore, a lean and tattooed gal with large implants, was up next teasing in a sexy pink bikini. Her moves matched the music added in during post production and she displayed a polished performance that added some extra stroke value to the montage, the lady sadly stuck with moper Anthony Rosano as a sexual partner. Mason made the best of it and gave him much better head than he gave her, the look of passion on her face nearly as good as it would have been had she been into him but the lack of chemistry aside, the aggressive oral led to some very active riding, the vaginal evolving into anal where she slowed down momentarily but was soon giving her all in the backdoor too, his modest member not causing her too much trouble to adjust. She moaned loudly and threw herself into the action, some taste testing punctuating the scene as a whole before he rubbed out a nut of semen all over her lovely ass cheek.
Scene Four: Brooke Lee Adams, a sexy brunette that looked a lot like Katie except with bigger hips, was up next as she followed the formulaic tease montage in her pink bikini. Brooke appeared to have fun bouncing around and shaking her assets, her delightfully shaped ass oiled up before she cleaned off to work with studly Mick Blue. Her outfit in the actual sex scene seemed rather subdued in terms of color (tan or light brown) but the camisole and thong did accentuate her shapely ass and she went crazy sucking the man off on the living room couch. She concentrated her efforts on the head itself and Mick reciprocated with a lot of deep rimming, soon pounding away at her pussy like he owned it. Brooke made a lot of noise here but few words, presenting herself as the least active rider of the show even before the anal began. Mick took it easy on her and the little gestures between them made it seem as though they had some chemistry, Mick eventually tossing off into her face as his sperm found her chin.
Scene Five: Jayden Jaymes, the beautiful young brunette featured on the front cover, was up last as she teased in her shiny pink bikini, her positive attitude shining through as she embraced her role as the main selling point of the entire movie. The tease could have continued longer but she did not seem any worse for ending up on the couch with horny Michael Stefano, the guy stuffing his face in her ass crack to eat her out as he lightly slapped her fleshy ass cheeks. The expressions on her face indicated she liked his approach and he went right to boning her pussy, teasing her ass until it was time to finally open her up for the first time on camera. She pushed her limits at times but it was another solid scene by the gal, the scene just as much fun as any of the others here as she got off to his steady hammering. She kept eye contact with him and while she could have been more active, this highlighted the rest of the scenes in terms of strokability and replay value, her sweet ass looking great in action. She did some taste testing and there was plenty of oil poured on her, the eventual unleashing of his seed in the form of an anal cream pie pretty hot, a larger second load jerked off to her ass cheeks as she spread them apart.
Bonus Scene: Big Wet Asses 15: Julia Ann, a curvy blond most people are familiar with for her work as a contract gal or for her lipstick lesbian act, was up next in the white room in a black bikini. Her sparkling eyes and winning personality shone through here much like Gianna's did, the lady as physically appealing as ever as she teased with lots of oil sprayed on her sleek physique. Okay, I admit that I find her one of the sexiest ladies in all of porn and have for some time, her gonzo work over the last year or so proving she is just as hardcore as any of the men she's worked with and able to fully accept her own fantasies no matter what form they take. She was also extremely lucky to score studly Manuel Ferrara as a scene partner, the couple into each other from the very beginning from the way they interacted with each other. He playfully smacked her ass as she grabbed his deeply, the two making out like long lost lovers. Manuel went down on her as she loved the way he serviced her front and back, the expression on her face showing she was into him even more and the way he stuttered while whispering to her showing she was not alone in her admiration. He then took her from behind as she choked him, Manuel wanting her to hold his throat tighter as a result. They actively screwed like a couple of teenagers in heat too, the vaginal sex giving away to the slower pace of anal after a long but feverish amount of time (and she did a fine hummer as well as intermittent taste testing as did he on her juicy snatch). By the time she took his large facial of population pudding, the look she gave to him that almost begged for the ejaculate was among the best I've ever seen from her, her beautiful blue eyes looking up to him as she orally milked him of every last drop. Yum!
Summary: Big Wet Asses 17 by director William H. Nutsack for Elegant Angel was strokable and had enough replay value to merit a rating of Highly Recommended, the degree of "fun factor" also enhancing the final product. The variety of ladies cast for the flick was enough to satisfy my need for seeing a range of cuties, though a few blonds would not have hurt in the slightest. In short then, Big Wet Asses 17, like Big Wet Asses 16 before it, still had gals teasing while getting oiled up, still had some sexy anal action worth checking out, and still had all the usual elements, offering enough spank bank material to last most men a very long time. The bottom line here, no pun intended, was that the visual elements were upgraded enough that I came close to raising the score a notch, this high definition Blu-ray edition certainly well worth your time, money, and seed.
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