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Brand New Faces 29

Studio: Vivid » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 2/15/11

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

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Brand New Faces #29 (AKA: B. Skow’s Brand New Faces #29: All Natural Edition)

Vivid Entertainment

Genre: New Women, Web To DVD


Director: B. Skow

Cast: Stephanie Blaze, Kris Slater, Alyson Westley, Mr. Pete, Jessica Steele, Alex Gonz, Virginia Want, James Deen, Kodi Jane, Anthony Rosano

Length: 209:55 minutes

Stephanie Blaze

Date of Production: 6/26/2008 to 12/12/2010 (box cover); 9/3/2009, 10/2/2009, 6/26/2008, 7/8/2008, 2/12/2010 (the individual scenes as listed in the ending credits, in order of appearance)

Extras: The only real extras were the photogallery and some trailers, some spam and “positions menu” material included for those that care.

Condoms: None

Alyson Westley

Audio/Video Quality: Brand New Faces #29 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 a bit ago (this time, the scenes were picked out of order to comply with the theme), 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 3.5 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 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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Jessica Steele

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 #29 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, especially this being a specialty “all natural” edition. 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:

Virginia Want

Scene One: Stephanie Blaze, the curvy blond featured on the front cover, was up first as she discussed how nervous she was with the director. The setting was different than previously in that it was a breakfast nook of a house, the gal’s eyes reminding me of Gianna Michaels but her body leaner to say the least. She followed the formulaic process of interview, showing off her body once the certificate was signed, masturbating, and then engaging in sex with a generic moper; this time being Kris Slater. She was fun to watch and while typically too passive a rider, her body shape alone was pleasing to me. They screwed on the living room couch (the tan one, not the black one she masturbated on initially), the folksy setting of a low end house an improvement over the usual set used in the series. She showed some potential and had some experience with a cock in her mouth, the titty fuck eliciting the face full of genetic juice she took from his hand. The company website described the scene like this: “Busty 23 year-old Stephanie comes from Scottsdale, Arizona, and was fully wet just from the interview! She worked as a stripper and loves showing off her curves. She craves her big ass getting smacked and filling her mouth with rock hard cock. Her 34Ds bounce and flop constantly as her pussy is under attack by her man’s hammer. She smiles and loves getting nailed but watch how she takes care of her man’s dick after he cums.”

Kodi Jane

Scene Two: Alyson Westley, a teenage brunette with a big smile, was up next with Mr. Pete after she followed the formulaic approach. This time, the gal was in a medical office setting, her tank top t-shirt and blue jean shorts looked good on her as she answered Skow’s questions, her ass better than her rack in my opinion. Pete worked her with his hand in her pussy right away, the oral by both of them leading to vaginal positions including some additional taste testing where both of them got off. She was a modestly active rider and seemed to be in pain much of the time but with some polishing up I think she could have been a nice addition to the industry. Pete jerked out a wad of population pudding to her crotch to finish up, both of them panting as though pushed by their exercise, no chemistry between them observed. The website suggested this of the gal: “Alyson is a 19 year-old girl next door cutie from San Diego with a mouth-watering 34C rack. Watching her swallow Mr. Pete's dong proves she's a big league cock craving nympho. Alyson's tight, tender slit is jack hammered so hard and deep during a wild cowgirl it forces her to cum strong. He continues pounding her with brute force until he blasts her pink and she drinks up every creamy drop.”

Scene Three: Jessica Steele, a thin gal with multi-colored hair, was up next as the 19 year old professed her desire to work in porn. She did not have a big rack but it appeared to fit the volume theme of being all natural, her red & animal print thong covering her razor burned snatch until Skow took a peek at it. Of all the ladies in the show, she seemed to get into the oral and vaginal action the most, Alex Gonz going out of his way to recruit her for further work with his hand to gland contact and oral persuasion. Since this scene was shot, she has been in about a dozen movies but I don’t think she ever had as much fun as this time from what I can recall. It followed through as usual and she ended it when she knelt beneath him in the house setting, his spunk dripping down her face as she laughed at her progress. The website said this of the matter: “Jessica set the BNF record to date with the most cums thanks to Alex and his thick beef plowing her tiny pussy. Jessica loves how women eat pussy but craves fucking cock even more. Her first time with a girl was at 19 and she also made cell phone fuck clips with her man. All Alex had to do was dig into her snatch and she came hard twice. Find out how much she loves cum!”

Scene Four: Virginia Want, the brunette with the cute gap toothed smile as seen on the lower right hand corner of the front cover, was up next with James Deen, the return of the formal porn set (dressing room initially before the bed) disappointing me somewhat. The Latina was full of life and energy, her spontaneous enthusiasm for her work helping her as much as her typically active vaginal riding style. Skow answered her phone when her ex boyfriend called, some amusement ensuing even before her green dress was taken off. She liked James spanking her and boning her pussy, the oral antics by the gal showing she was no stranger to a pecker in her mouth. It ended with a facial of spew jerked off onto her face, her tan line really helping her look younger. The website described it like this: “Virginia came to us with no bra or undies and fully ready to fuck like a slutty hottie. She recently moved to So. Cal. from Reno to be with her porn star gal pal and try out the biz. James hammers her pussy in every way and spanks her ass red in doggy. Virginia's body shakes throughout as she cums over and over. Their intense fuck fest finally takes its toll on James who...click now to find out!”

Scene Five: Kodi Jane, a dirty blond 19 year old gal with an average body, was up last as she interviewed in a high back chair, her red dress showing just enough cleavage to entice the viewer. The setting was that of a typical middle income house, her nervous laughter pushing Skow to assist her verbally with various compliments. She followed the usual formula as expected though and I liked her tits, the gal stuck working with Anthony Rosano, though in fairness he did a pretty decent job with her here. The sex was again oral and vaginal with few extreme acts even thought of, the tan couch looking about three years past expiration date but suitable for porn. Her oral was kind of mechanical but she knew the basics over all, the pair kissing a few times as they tried to generate some chemistry before he rubbed out a small wad of semen to her open mouth as she knelt before him. The website said this of the scene: “Kodi Jane just graduated high school in 2008 and has an insanely bouncy 34B sized rack. She loves cock in her mouth and would do anything a boyfriend wants. Anthony pounds her shaved slit in missionary before she climbs on top for a fierce cowgirl ride. He nails her in doggie while her cans flop like crazy. Her tight pussy strangles his cock so hard he spills his seed and she drinks his gooey gift.”

Summary: Brand New Faces #29 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 (though not the advertised “4 Big New Hours!”), 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 #29: All Natural Edition 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.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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