Cast: Isabella Bailey, Voodoo, Hailey Jane, Jerry, Angie Dove, Tatiana Knight, Evan Stone, Kim Capri, Anthony Rosano
Length: 224:39 minutes
Date of Production: 7/7/2008 to 5/15/2009 (box cover); 7/7/2008, 7/18/2008, 8/6/2008, 11/12/2008, 6/15/2009 (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.
Audio/Video Quality: Brand New Faces #30 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 3.1 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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Body of Review: B. Skow has been the lead director at Vivid Entertainment in recent years able to revolutionize the company like no one else has during his tenor. The result had 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 company dispensing with contracts stars (for the most part) not altering this approach. 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 #30 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. 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:
Scene One: Isabella Bailey, the brunette holding up her guarantee on the lower right hand corner of the front cover, was up first this time as a Latina on the prowl, her lean body covered with a vest and blue jean shorts. The director checked her out from under the skirt to reveal some white panties riding up her snatch, the gal following the formulaic proceeding to be interviewed, then masturbate, then take on Voodoo with some oral and vaginal action. She seemed a bit reticent at times, almost lost in fact, but she came across as liking the cock all the same. It ended with a large facial of population pudding hitting her chin (and her upper torso), the look on her face souring compared to how she was enjoying the pecker during the penetration portion of the show. The company website described the scene like this: “Isabella is a tight Argentinean sexpot that works as a loan officer. Her pussy is insanely wet when Voodoo uses his quick tongue and fingers. Isabella rides his pole like a pro shaking her bubble ass as the sweat glistens on her firm bod. Voodoo pounds her enough to where she cums hard. Doggy gets Voodoo's cock to blast her face and drip on her tits. She drinks his jizz like the tastiest protein shake ever!” 7/7/2008
Scene Two: Hailey Jane, a cutie looking far too young to be in the show, was up next as the braces flashed added to her youthful look. She was on the upper middle of the right side, getting into porn on account of a cheating boyfriend. The interview and solo portion led to her jumping Jerry, the oral and vaginal positions showing a little more chemistry (or at least a “connection” between them) than usual. She was an active rider and her baby fat aside, she showed some modest potential even before she took his significant pop shot of genetic juice to her face (choking on some of it). The website suggested this of the gal: “Hailey's ex's loss is our gain. This 19-year-old with mouthwatering 36Cs and braces did this to get back at her constantly cheating ex. Hailey said after she pierced her clit cumming was quick; proved by her cumming at least 4-5 times! Hailey really got into it begging Jerry to pull her hair and fuck her harder. After her last body-spasm cum in mish Jerry blasts her face and makes Hailey...watch now and find out!” 7/18/2008
Scene Three: Angie Dove, the brunette featured on the center of the front cover, was up next and she came across as a bit distracted, projecting an air of nervousness during her interview and solo scene. She lucked out and worked with Voodoo, both of them going down on each other before the Vegas native started vaginally boning. Of all the ladies in the volume, she seemed the least polished, her lack of a smile during almost the entire scene irritating my sensibilities somewhat. Her scene ended with a grimace and a big wad of spunk hitting her face, the gal providing some post coital head to close out. The website said this of the matter: “Angie is a 19-year-old cutie that go-go dances at three Las Vegas clubs in major hotels. Her boyfriend in the Army is cool with her doing XXX and being on camera gets her fully dripping wet. Voodoo punishes her pink with his immense schlong and gets her to cum riding on top and being nailed from the side. Even after two cums her cream still stains his cock. Watch how she takes Voodoo's loads!” 8/6/2008 (per website trailer, 8/7/2008 per ending credits of the movie)
Scene Four: Tatiana Knight, the brunette seen on the upper left hand corner of the front cover, was up next as she nervously went through her lingerie to find just the right outfit. She laughed and was all smiles, the 18 year old experimenting with porn as a fan (to the point that Skow was a bit taken back), getting into the solo and oral when the mighty Evan Stone was cast to work with her. She had an awesome ass (except for some acne scars) and mentioned that she was a senior in high school, including a pink vibrator in the festivities as she actively participated in the action at all moments. In that sense, she was the best of the batch to this point, including a lot of taste testing along the way before the vaginal positions drained his nuts of semen all over her face as she blew him. The website described it like this: “Tatiana is an 18-year-old bounce-off-the-walls giggly cutie that loves vibrators and cumming a lot. She's so fucking horny that she cums twice in the interview and didn't look like she was gonna stop. Here she's with XXX legend Evan Stone who licks and flicks her hot clit before nailing her snug snatch with vicious pumps. He relentlessly slams her hot lil' slit in every position before...well watch how fucking wild she gets!” 11/12/2008
Scene Five: Kim Capri, the skinny brunette cutie seen on the lower right hand corner (between Isabella and Bailey), was up last with parody prince Anthony Rosano. The initial interview and solo portion made her seem a bit nervous, perhaps even standoffish at times, but she clearly knew how to work her sleek body just fine. When she finished with the preliminaries and moved to the bedroom set, the two really hit it off to the point where her performance was lost with her composure as she found herself getting into it. She wasn’t the most active vaginal rider of the day but she showed potential, Anthony beating off a round of spew to her crotch to go to the credits. The website said this of the scene: “Kim is a 22-year-old stripper babe from Oregon that loves sucking cock and majorly turned on by guys cumming in or on her. Anthony digs his tongue into her honey pot before she ladles his log with her sweet mouth. Kim is fucked long and strong in every way as her tight bod is under constant attack. After intense and explosive spooning Anthony erupts on her smokin' frame but check out what he does next!” 6/15/2009
Summary: Brand New Faces #30 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 #30 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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