Cast: Lea Lexis, Lexington Steele, Loona Lux, Marco Banderas, Eric Price, Aurora Snow, Katja Kassin, CJ Wright, Kendra Starr
Length: 164:48 minutes
Date of Production: 4/20/2010
Extras: The only extras were a photogallery, fetish menus, some spam, and some trailers, a slipcase provided as well.
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Audio/Video Quality: Manhammer 9 was presented in anamorphic widescreen at 1.78:1 as shot by director Lexington Steele for Mercenary Pictures in this MPEG-2 encoded, 480p resolution, effort. The videographers this time included Tina Tyler, Mario Rossi, Damien, and Lexington Steele, the amount of technical folks shown in the final product as some scenes looked a lot better shot than others. The show appears to have been captured by a single, very fluidly moving camera at any time though (with all the tradeoffs associated with that choice), the camera itself appearing to have less resolution, especially under lower lighting circumstances, but easy enough to handle during the throes of passion, minimal POV material used but certainly not as much as the Pole Position series. The video bitrate varied substantially but when I spot checked it, the results showed to be in the 3.1 Mbps area a lot (sometimes higher, sometimes lower). The audio was presented in the standard 2.0 Dolby Digital English with a 192 Kbps bitrate and 48 kHz sampling rate. The vocals were generally easily heard, the director appearing to use the microphone attached to the camera and sticking close to them, sacrificing the medium and long shots to do so but the aural qualities of the voices were okay. There was no separation between the channels and the dynamic range was minimal but the emphasis was on the camera mounted audio, capturing most of the vocals reasonably well.
Body of Review: Lexington Steele has been a force to be reckoned with in the porn industry for years now, his genetically gifted penis the envy of many mopes and his work at Mercenary Pictures showing he can offer something behind the camera as well. While I don't get many of his titles, the latest one included Manhammer 9, the series having a reputation for quality technical work (thanks to Jimmy Scaffnetti directing the series for so long, sadly missing here) and premium female talent working with Lex himself. This time, there were five scenes, Lex only participating in a few of them, the ladies including seasoned veteran Aurora Snow, newcomer Kendra Star for your viewing pleasure. Going into the movie, I wanted better extras but the duration of the movie mitigated this aspect of the flick for me thanks to the selection of ladies included this time, the picture quality on the decent side for those that care. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Lea Lexis, the now-blond Romanian featured on the center of the front cover, was up first as she teased on the balcony in her mesh black attire. While curvy, she wasn't fat and her ass swallowed her thong as she walked toward Lexington Steele, the man liking what he saw. He spoke directly to the camera about how far up her ass he was going to stick his dick, her warm up inside consisting of the head of a large flesh colored dildo shoved in her backside. Lex then took over, not even bothering to get undressed (or undress her), going deeper as she rubbed her clitoris and became loud at the pounding she was taking. This was a relatively mechanical performance with no personal chemistry but it wasn't bad, I just wonder how long it will be before she changes her name (again). She did some ATM (only the head) and then rode much more actively in some vaginal positions, Lex eventually returning to tap her ass on the orange couch. He tried her other holes and then jerked off to her face, the genetic juice landing mostly on her tits even though she sucked him a bit during the ejaculation.
Scene Two: Loona Lux, the French brunette featured on the left hand side of the cover, was up next as she primped in the bathroom, resulting in her working with both Marco Banderas and Eric Price soon afterwards. She blew both of them and they took turns drilling her pussy, eventually working their way into her ass even though it meant she became very passive as a result. There was again no chemistry between them, at least not obvious chemistry, and she left her fishnet stockings on as they boned her. She ended up taking a wad of population pudding to her face and one nut to her ass cheek at the end, the mechanics of the scene okay but hardly her best work.
Scene Three: Aurora Snow, the light haired college girl seen on the far right side of the front cover, was up next as she teased on the stairs before taking care of Lexington Steele. She masturbated with toys by the fireplace, the vibrator causing her to laugh as she licked it clean of her juices, her black lingerie helping her achieve what she called her "little whore" look. The toy proved to be a warm up for Lex's big black cock that she dropped down to suck, going much deeper than her peers as she manhandled the manhandler himself, still masturbating she was savored his pecker in her throat. Aurora actively rode his cock vaginally while on top of him, Lex busting a nut all over her crotch and just when I thought the scene was finished, he began banging her ass. She was far less active doing so but tried her best to keep up with his pounding pecker, moaning in pleasure as she did so. The second round of semen was far lighter and went to her face, the couple showing some chemistry together.
Scene Four: Katja Kassin, a formerly popular redhead that I haven't seen making much porn in some time, was up next as she wore her red fetish attire on the black couch, CJ Wright and Marco Banderas ready to rumble before she tried to provide any tease at all for the scene. She wore matching red latex gloves and knelt before the duo, alternating between them as she sucked them off with a gleam in her eye. She throated them to the best of her ability, soon bending over to allow them to drill her as hard as they could, Katja just as proficient in anal as she was in vaginal penetration. She would suck one off as the other hammered away at her too, rarely missing a beat as she professionally handled all the meat that came her way. While I liked her with an all natural rack, her implants seemed to fit her body style more readily, Katja also taking a load of spunk to her face and ass as the men finished up on using her.
Scene Five: Kendra Starr, the gal with the splendid ass featured on the upper portion of the front cover, was up last as the newcomer paraded around the back yard in a black ensemble that included mesh pantyhose. The native New Yorker was all smiles as she felt herself up, Lexington Steele unable to pass this opportunity up to bang her silly. She did not appear to be shy at all, a hint of nervous energy displayed as Lex whispered to her during the posing tease indoors by the couch. He played with her tits and she sucked off his first few inches, keeping eye contact with him as he undressed to bone her pussy. She warmed up over time but was rarely very active, the anal penetration slowing her down to almost absolute stillness as she moaned excessively and proved unable to handle him properly. The pool table was at the right height to bend her over but she did little taste testing (ATM) and ended up with a large load to her head when Lex pulled out to jerk off (Kendra more interested in the camera than her sexual partner).
Summary: Manhammer 9 by director Lexington Steele for Mercenary Pictures lacked chemistry and the cast was certainly uneven, meriting a rating of Rent It or better depending on your tastes. In short then, Manhammer 9 had some scenes with Lexington Steele, all scenes including anal and interracial action (depending on your definition since Lex wasn't in every scene, nor were all the men black) as the cover advertised making it a fair selection for fans of the genre but not the director's best work on technical or sexual elements.
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