Cast: Chelsea Le Brock, Alec Knight, Autumn Rose, Jerry, Brie Giovon, Tera Dice, Alex Gonz, Cassandra Ashley, Mick Blue
Length: 216:02 minutes
Chelsea Le Brock
Date of Production: 6/9/2008 (box cover); 6/9/2008, 6/18/2008, 6/25/2008, 6/27/2008, 7/5/2008 (the individual scenes)
Extras: The only real extras were the photogallery and four trailers, some spam and "positions menu" material included for those that care.
Audio/Video Quality: Brand New Faces #27 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. 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/60 high definition two years ago, though presented in the SD format. The lighting was 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 and lighting were almost always optimal, Skow seeing fit to try and enhance the look of the ladies at every turn as possible, the director editing the raw footage in a hands-off manner (which worked for me). The fleshtones were accurate too and the DVD mastering was well done (the bitrate hovering around 3.8 Mbps), making it a mixed bag in terms of visual quality; leaning towards above average though the company watermark will be bothersome to many out there. The up side of things is that there was so much footage on the dual layer disc, only the dorkiest of losers would fuss about the minimal tradeoffs made to achieve the almost hours of sex versus the best possible picture. 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.
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Body of Review: B. Skow has been the tour-de-force director at Vivid Entertainment in recent years able to revolutionize the company like no one else has during his tenor. The result has been better showcasing of contract performers in lengthier scenes that provide more fuck for the buck than anything else in the company's history. The decision to branch out into web-to-DVD titles has also allowed the company to utilize his talents for a specialty series centering on all newcomers, not a single one having been in porn prior to the production date listed (the company even providing a written guarantee to that effect that few have questioned, those being proven wrong in their accusations). The latest volume of the show is Brand New Faces #27 and while the scenes have seasoned on the company website dedicated to the series, I could not remember a single one of the ladies having been listed in a production with an earlier shooting date, the end result being fans should be happy with it. Of note this time was that several of the ladies appeared to really enjoy working with their scene partners, more care to elevate the quality of men taken to upgrade the effort as far as I was concerned. This has been the only newcomer series hitting the double digits that I find consistently worth picking up, the show providing almost four hours of original material for your viewing pleasure. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Tera Dice (AKA: Tera Knightly)
Scene One: Chelsea Le Brock, a 19 year old brunette featured on the center of the front cover, was up first with Alec Knight. She looked a little like a younger, more natural version of Audrey Bitoni, the cute gal coming across as self assured and in control of what she wanted. The scene followed the usual formula in that she gave an extensive interview with Skow before masturbating and moving to the bed, explaining she had done girl/girl before though this was her first scene with a guy. While some might take issue with this description of Alec, they worked well enough together, going down on each other before some mechanically solid vaginal penetration scenes. There was no discernable chemistry between the couple but she sure liked looking at the camera a lot, her fake porn moans enough to secure her role in many scenes to come had she wanted a career in the industry (she was last seen in "Freakaholics 3" which was shot after this scene). The ending wad of genetic juice was rubbed out by Alec to her face, her laughter probably in part over the size of the load. The company website described the scene like this: "Chelsea is a 19 year-old California girl with a perfect ass she toned running track. She's 5'7 with long legs and a meaty pussy aching to be blasted. She licks and sucks Alec's cock like a lollipop; stroking it and making it even harder. After Alec tastes her honey he rams his rod inside while she yells her loudest. There's one way to really make Chelsea cum and go buck wild...find out what it is!"
Scene Two: Autumn Rose, the cute brunette seen on the upper left hand corner of the cover, was up next, her performer name attributed to a single performance in 2005's "Baby Fat 7" though no pictures proving they were the same could be found easily online. She worked with Jerry and seemed to be just nervous enough to be a newcomer, her giggling starting well before he entered the picture. The formulaic approach was the same in that the interview was followed by the solo act and her jumping Jerry on the bed, her oral skills showing she was no stranger to a cock in her mouth, her hand to gland stroking enhancing the friction only lightly. I liked her fleshy ass the most, the way it rippled during the vaginal positions with her on top appealing to me a bunch. She was an active rider of cock and he whipped out his pecker early to dose her abdomen with population pudding, the movie showing some text about her anger at the near cream pie making me alugh out loud (how she wasn't cut out to be a porn star). The website suggested this of the gal: "Autumn is a Cuban hottie with a perfect ass! She's from L.A. and has modeled and stripped before. She can get freaky like a true sexpot craving hard cock. Autumn rode Jerry's rod and urged him to nail her even harder while her smokin' ass wiggled and jiggled like no other. Jerry drove his fuck stick balls deep in every way but his cum made BNF history. You'll have to see it to believe it!"
Scene Three: Brie Giovon, the brunette seen on the upper right hand corner of the front cover, was up next as she also joined Jerry for a scene. She was shy but appeared more vocal than the others once things were well underway, coming off as a bit fake but also providing some needed enthusiasm to the mix. The interview went well and the playful touching seemed fine, both partners orally engaging each other including some 69 work. While she did look at the cameras from time to time, she also appeared to get into giving head, the vaginal penetration positions on the mediocre side unless she was on top where her fleshy ass could shake as she pumped away with abandon. In short, she showed some potential and did a whole lot of taste testing, much of Jerry's spunk lost over her shoulder as she took too long to get into position for the facial. The website said this of the matter: "Brie and her 19-year-old mouth-watering rack is from Louisiana where she once stripped with another girl on Bourbon Street. Showing off her bod is a huge turn on as well as sucking cock, eagerly worshiping every inch of Jerry's joint. Jerry has the magic touch and bangs Brie nonstop so her pussy is under constant attack. Brie isn't bashful...watch and listen to how she moans and shouts through each of her 4-5 cums!"
Scene Four: Tera Dice (also called Tera Knightly and some variations), the light haired lady on the lower right hand corner, was up next as the native Ohioan started off her porn career with Alex Gonz. Since this scene, she had made a dozen or so titles with smaller companies, her appeal less a physical one than about her attitude (she likes getting people off for money). Her oath contained a bit about hamsters and the humor carried forth, the undressing, masturbating, and vaginal scene with Alex about par for the course as she proved to have some affinity for the camera but not a lot of true showmanship. Alex fingered her ass and she adored him for it, their oral giving me the impression that she too had seen a lot of oral action in her time, her well worn mouth decent in terms of blowing men. Unfortunately, she was a passive rider of cock during the vaginal positions, letting him do all the work until he bust a nut of semen in her mouth, some swallowing appearing to take place. The website described it like this: "Tera is from Ohio and has been in Cali about 4-5 years. She's always been comfy with her tight body and perky tits and loves to fuck every way possible. Alex savors snatch and rims ass making Tera moan nonstop and beg for cock. She takes every inch to his balls before her tender slit is pounded by thick bone. Her poon is under attack from epic slams until his jizz is the candy she needs most."
Scene Five: Cassandra Ashley, the skinny brunette seen on the upper right hand corner (below Brie's picture), was up last this time in a scene where she did studly Mick Blue. While she claimed to be an outcall stripper (she had three phones to keep track of), I got the impression that she protested too much regarding how far she went on her professional ventures, her all natural tits and snaggle toothed smile did seem indicative of a third tier strip club, her positive energy the only thing setting her apart from the pack. Once she wrapped her lips around Mick's cock and started blowing him, I had no doubt that she provided swell service but she also appeared to get off when he serviced her first. She was a passive vaginal rider though, weakening her scene for me substantially even if her over the top vocals did seem kind of funny. Mick even massaged her asshole as he planked her pussy, his load of sperm to her face seemingly the largest of the entire movie. The website said this of the scene: "Cassandra is a young cutie whose hubby likes to watch her fuck other guys. XXX pro Mick immediately digs his face and tongue into her slit triggering loud nonstop moans throughout. She eagerly cleans up his cock and gags while tasting her own juices. His balls slap her clit hard in reverse cowgirl causing her to get even wetter. Find out what Cassandra says to Mick to get him to cum on her sweet face!"
Summary: Brand New Faces #27 by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment was a middle of the road effort for the series for me, but the large amounts of fuck for the buck didn't hurt, the quality of the ladies mixed, and the manner in which most of them proved to be having an okay time earning a rating of Recommended. For me at least, the idea that Skow could cultivate newcomers into providing such typically solid performances is indicative of his skill as a director so Brand New Faces #27 certainly earned a place in my collection. This was still a no brainer for anyone into seeing newcomers giving their first performances, Skow allowing them plenty of space to experiment and showcase why they should be in porn, a few of them clearly not cut out for it but others suggesting otherwise.
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