Cast: Asa Akira, Mick Blue, Liza Del Sierra, Jada Stevens, Holly Michaels, Gia DiMarco
Length: 177:43 minutes
Date of Production: 4/17/2011
Extras: While there was a cumshot recap from the scenes, a trailer, a photogallery, and spam, the 34:06 minute long behind the scenes feature was pretty decent this time (lots of interview with the ladies).
Liza Del Sierra
Audio/Video Quality: Anal Workout was presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen as shot by director Grazer for Elegant Angel using the MPEG-2 codec employed by standard definition releases with a 480i resolution. The lighting was strong, eliminating the shadows and grain like most of Mick's works in the past, adjusting comfortably to his role as director for the company, this being a POV fuck flick. The grain was minimal and I got the impression that Mick spent some time to use the camera angles to enhance the looks of the nicely made up ladies, their tits always the focal point of the action. The bitrate tended to hover around the mid 3.8 Mbps area most of the time I paid any attention to it, the opening tease sessions looking like they were much lower resolution and frame rate for some reason. The composition of the scenes enhanced the look of the ladies, providing each with some nod to their relative strengths, the editing by Bruce Carter cleaning up the footage nicely into a series of finely honed clips. The sole audio track was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital English using a 256 Kbps rate using a 48 kHz sampling rate most titles are mastered with, the aural experience fairly limited due to the nature of the gonzo shoot. There was also no separation between the channels and the dynamic range was as truncated as ever, standard gonzo audio being okay for most consumers. The music was provided by Mybeatshop, B. Lynne, and Elegant Angel Productions, offering little different than what the company has in the past but suitable while the tease montages played out.
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Body of Review: Grazer is the directing name of Mick Blue when he shoots for Elegant Angel, his first few attempts showing something of an upgrade over many of his previous works. The likable fellow is generally considered one of the better male performers and his work behind the camera has been developing favorably for some time, resulting in a movie like Anal Workout. This gonzo release has five lengthy scenes full of tease and hardcore action, Mick jumping into every scene to sample the anal goods offered by hotties such as Holly Michaels, Jade Stevens, Asa Akira, Liza Del Sierra, and Gia DiMarco. While I still favor a couple of other directors working for Elegant, “Grazer” seems to be gaining ground too, part of his appeal being in how much he adores the ladies (not to mention the way they react to him as well). It was a nice change of pace to see a wider selection of ladies not so shot out this time, Holly earning the cover with her first advertised anal scene. Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Asa Akira, a popular Asian gal that everyone should be familiar with, was up first in a white crop top shirt and colorful booty shorts, the emphasis of the tease montage to show her doing calisthenics in varying states of undress as the camera zoomed in on her ass and crotch a lot. The oil and sweat looked great on her curvy figure, the music a bit aggressive but the gal looking ready to go at Mick Blue in earnest as soon as she was able. Her lean, tight figure was next shown naked in the house, the lighting a pale comparison to the outdoor montage, but even as she was interviewed about her impending anal workout, she showed she was into it all with some dildo play and ATM. That led to a noisy blowjob in POV fashion, her brief vaginal penetration leading to the lengthy anal where she was extremely active at riding his pecker in her ass, even when she added the dildo to her pussy. There was some intermittent oral and the chemistry between them appeared to be better than average, Mick jerking out a round of spunk to her tits for her to lick up, some of his semen landing on her crotch and face by the end of the scene where she swallowed some.
Scene Two: Liza Del Sierra, a fetching stripper type with a fleshy ass, was up next as she stretched in the house to a slower tempo music beat, her black booty shorts riding up her crack and her colorful top allowed for short glimpses of her tits. While I don’t think her makeup was optimized to enhance her looks the best they could have been, she showed that she was ready, willing, and able to give Mick Blue a show during her solo masturbation performance with a large vibrator, Liza exchanging the toy for his cock in her pussy, mouth, and ass to impale herself soundly in what amounted to a truer POV scene than the last one. This weakened the chemistry displayed but she was energetic and enthusiastic, the gal applying some hand to gland combat to beat his meat into an early withdrawal of spew into her mouth for swallowing.
Scene Three: Jada Stevens, an all natural brunette with a lean frame and a slightly larger than proportional ass, was up next as she shot baskets on an open court on a sunny day. Her yellow shorts and blue crop top revealed her hard body and the camera emphasized her booty as often as not. She was then interviewed in the house where Mick Blue found she was cheating because she had an anal plug stretching out her ass though he did not make an issue of it. To me, she was one of the best looking babes of the show, her rounded tits looking great when freed and her ample sample of an ass drawing my attention at every turn. She fingered her ass, gave him a fine hummer, and then sat on his cock, the varying positions handled in true POV fashion. She was an active (and juicy!) rider, giving some head and maintaining eye contact before he tossed off the wad of genetic juice to her mouth for swallowing.
Scene Four: Holly Michaels, the lady featured on the front cover, was up next as she worked the punching bag wearing her cover outfit to a faster beat piece of music. She then worked out on other equipment, soon driving her pussy on a large dildo to warm up for Mick Blue. That led to him joining her where she blew him, jumped on his pecker vaginally, and then offered him her ass for the fucking. This being her first advertised anal scene, it showed that she was new to the act, her demeanor far more passive than the rest of the ladies in the movie had been to this point in the show. Without any chemistry together, the scene faltered a bit but she showed some potential for bigger and better things, remind me to see how she is faring after a few dozen more such scenes. It ended when he rubbed out a load of population pudding to her mouth, much of it missing and no swallowing shown to speak of.
Scene Five: Gia DiMarco, a very lean and heavily tattooed brunette with implants, was up next doing yoga out by a small pool. Her red shorts crept up her ass crack during the tease montage and her white top barely held on, her body glistening with sweat as her taunt muscles came into play for Mick Blue. They picked up in the living room where she stripped for him and masturbated, the limited interview showing that she was ready to take him on, the interesting manner in which her pubes were trimmed (leaving an outline of hair around her entire labia/pubic mound. She fingered her ass with ease, panting at the feeling it generated, moving to a technical DP where Mick’s cock served to pound her pussy before he took her ass at her request. She was a mostly passive cock rider though, trying to make up for it with a hand assisted hummer at the end, some apparent swallowing leaving his balls milked dry as she looked up at him in the POV scene.
Summary: Anal Workout by director Grazer for Elegant Angel earned a rating of Recommended from me thanks to the casting, general quality of anal penetration, and the strokability of the provided footage. Holly was a first time anal princess and it showed, some of the others displaying varying degrees of connection or chemistry as well as sexual prowess in their respective scenes. The technical values were pretty solid here, Mick having improved over his years of experience with other companies, but he wisely followed the general company formula for Elegant Angel and it worked out nicely all around. In short, Anal Workout did not just focus on shot out performers as so many titles elsewhere seem so willing to do, nor did it try to come across as some romantic couples show, Mick making sure that all the basics were covered so give it a look if you’re into ladies engaging in anal sex.
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