Cast: Francesca Le, Mick Blue, Danica Dillan, John Strong, Aurora Snow, Mark Wood, Bobbi Starr, Michael Stefano, Courtney Cummz, Pat Myne
Length: 147:43 minutes
Date of Production: 2010
Extras: There was a slip cover, a photogallery, some trailers, a pop shot recap from the scenes, and a short Behind the Scenes feature lasting 29:13 minutes full of humor, largely consisting of a series of interviews but also including some regular BTS material too.
Audio/Video Quality: The Art of Anal was presented in a very appealing 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Danny Case for Third Degree Films using the MPEG-2 codec for the standard definition release (using a standard 480 resolution). The lighting was usually optimal and it generally limited the grain, video noise, and shadows other productions seem unable to get rid of far too often; the crotches again not as consistently well lit as they should have been. The composition of the shots weren't always completely flattering to the ladies but at least there was rarely any doubt about what was going on and where it was going; given the quality of the cast, this made it more enjoyable too. The fleshtones were generally accurate and the bitrate hovered in the mid 4.3 Mbps area so it did not look bad but aside from the light haze here, it was again okay. There were no compression artifacts and the visuals were generally handled pretty well here. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English using the standard 192 Kbps bitrate and 48 kHz sampling rate of most productions. The music was generic but the vocals; while plain as could be, could be heard in almost all cases; only slightly hollow at times when the ladies were making it clear their limits were being pushed.
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Body of Review: Danny Case has been in porn for generations, his latest works as a director and performer coming from Third Degree Films and its sister companies. The most recent of these making it my way for review is called The Art of Anal, a set of five scenes of anal action focusing on a first rate cast of ladies such as Bobbi Starr, Courtney Cummz, Danica Dillan, Aurora Snow, and Francesca Le. With a series of headliners like that, I was pretty sure it was going to be a winner, Danny's technical handling of the movie likely to be done well enough to satisfy those who appreciate proper lighting and camera work. The company website described the movie like this: "Get ready for ass-tounding performances of butt punishing proportions! These gorgeous sphincter stretching babes want to show you the art of anal as only the finest cheek-spreading whores in XXX can! Give your creative side a try, grab some handfuls of heine and give those gaping holes a proper pounding! It really doesn't get much better than this!" Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Francesca Le, a long time fan favorite, was up first in sexy blue & black lingerie, teasing the camera in the living room as she disrobed and began masturbating with some anal toys (after her fingers). The director encouraged her to continue and she did until studly Mick Blue came in to assist her, shoving his cock down her throat before she knelt to devote all of her attention to him orally. The hummer was aggressive and enthusiastic, Mick going down on her quite briefly before various positions of active vaginal sex took place on the white love seat. He then helped warm up her ass some more until it was time to pork her perfect pucker, Francesca becoming much more passive as a result, though maintaining eye contact and a steady stream of moans. Francesca did some ATM and then let loose by impaling her ass on his cock, her bushy pubes drawing attention along the way. The scene closed up when Mick beat off a load of genetic juice to her mouth and face, swallowing some of it as the camera zoomed in on her mouth.
Scene Two: Danica Dillan, a lean brunette wearing white lingerie, was up next as she took on John Strong, the gal being the least established performer of the cast. Whatever her lack of experience might have been, Danica was well versed in tease and all the usual porn moves, her cute eyes keeping contact with the camera until John stepped into the picture. She masturbated on the couch with some anal device and then the scene cut away to show her inhaling his cock orally, the messy hummer a delightful manner to begin her coupling sequence. They began the penetration with some vaginal but she was soon taking him in her ass (in a passive manner) as she rubbed her clitoris. The passive anal penetration continued in various positions as she grimaced, eventually milking him of his seed when he jerked off to her open mouth, though little of his population pudding was observed since she swallowed it whole from the tap.
Scene Three: Aurora Snow, another anal friendly gal in the business for around a decade, was up next with Mark Wood, her locks of golden hair quite fetching. She was in a smaller living room and teasing on a black couch, her familiar moves always welcome in such a title. She removed her panties to reveal a modest sized black anal plug stretching her asshole, the gal playing with it to stimulate herself before an abrupt edit showed it replaced by Mark's cock. She was an active anal rider and made all sorts of dirty talk and moans, some brief bouts of ATM included along the way. There was no discernable chemistry between them and the ending wad of spunk landed on her heavily bruised ass cheek, the scene a bit more mechanical than usual.
Scene Four: Bobbi Starr, a fetching brunette anal queen with an adorable face, was up next as she followed the strict formula in the living room. She used a glass anal; plug and ended up in bed, the intensity of her eyes enhancing the scene a little even if there was no chemistry between her and Michael Stefano. He teased her and she seemed aloof to his attentions, a sloppy but short blowjob leading to him giving her a technical DP (he drilled her pussy as the toy remained in her ass). The vaginal loving continued until Bobbi was ready for the anal pounding he gave her, the gal rubbing herself but otherwise allowing him to do most of the work plugging both of her holes. She sported the hairiest bush of the batch too, Michael jerking off his payload of semen for her to swallow with ease.
Scene Five: Courtney Cummz, the popular cutie featured on the front cover, was up last as she teased in her skimpy blue and black lingerie, applying a toy from the Evolved Novelties line to prepare her ass for working with Pat Myne (the director under his performing alias). It took him an extended amount of time to get fully erect, even when she swung her leg around to move into a 69 position, but she was throwing herself into the scene all the same. There was some oral by both but most of the action centered on penetration, the vaginal leading to the anal but this was certainly one of her weakest scenes of recent memory. I also found the large blemishes on her otherwise hot ass to be most distracting, Courtney deciding early on to pay more attention to the camera than her partner in the scene. Pat ended it by standing above the kneeling gal and jerking off a small load of semen to her mouth, the camera fading out before it was clear what happened to it.
Summary: The Art of Anal by director Danny Case for Third Degree Films started off with a great deal of potential given the female casting by so much of it was paint by the numbers that I felt like it missed the mark. The trysts were far from the best each gal had to offer so even though there was some modest strokability, the replay value suffered as a result, meriting a rating of Rent It unless you are a complete fanboy for one or more of the cast. In short, The Art of Anal showed no artistic bent to it and the sexual engagements offered up all included anal but the barebones kind of back door action that just doesn't compete well with the best titles on the market so check this one out before buying if at all possible.
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