Extras: The extras included four photogalleries, trailers, a helpful cast list, some filmographies, and a popshot recap.
Audio/Video Quality: Raw 7 was presented in a nice 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Manuel Ferrara for Evil Angel using the MPEG-2 codec for the standard definition release with 480p resolution. The colors were accurate in most cases but the footage was shot by Manuel himself (sometimes in POV while other times by setting the camera on a table), giving it a home movie look at times but serving to elevate the chemistry between the couples on display, no one else getting in the way to weaken the bonds. So while there was grain, weird camera work and angles at times, and perhaps lots of opportunities to polish up the raw footage, the title speaks volumes as to what was supposed to happen here and I have to respect the dynamic as advertised. The video bitrate was higher than usual, often in the 4.4 Mbps area or so, helping the show look okay. The audio was presented in the usual 2.0 Dolby Digital English using the 192 Kbps and 48 kHz sampling rate; sounding average at best compared to the video as all the gals could be heard (though the lack of separation and limited dynamic range could also be worked on) but it certainly could have been louder.
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Body of Review: Manuel Ferrara is one of the few meat puppets able to truly enhance a scene, his work at Evil Angel showcasing how he adores ladies in all kinds of ways. Say what you will about lack of quality extras or modest technical values, the man delivers in spades the kind of heated fuck flick most of his peers can only dream about offering, the sheer quantity of his works also helping to push them over the proverbial edge. With that, I approached reviewing Raw 7 with the concern that it couldn’t possibly be as good as some of his previous titles, Manuel opening up his private vaults to showcase some of his most precious memories with attractive ladies of all sorts, ladies that were dripping wet to hook up with the guy. With attractive ladies such as Kortney Kane, Lily LaBeau, Nikki Delano, and Nikki Sexx, I figured he was still able to offer a lot of quality poon tang, even if this was merely a single disc release.
The company website described the flick like this: “Director/video superstud Manuel Ferrara has long been known for his passionate, obsessive style of lovemaking, as well as a streak of athletic roughness and sexual perversity that might even threaten timid women. But his seductive French accent and the enormous cock surging between his legs seem to inspire irrepressible, shameless lust in the girls he cums across. In the four long, unscripted scenes of Raw 7, Manuel gives beautiful porn newcummers exactly what they want: intensive, hard-core, one-on-one attention that encourages their uninhibited, orgasmic ecstasy. Some of the shooting is POV-style, putting the viewer in the stud's position. Most of the photography is like a voyeur's eye view of a real, intimate bedroom session, with few camera cuts, editing or porn stunts to disrupt the genuineness. The movie is structured like four casual dates - Manuel's roving camera leads us from first meeting through tentative conversation, seduction and into the sack. There, each conquest proves her own sexual passion. These special ladies - gorgeous brunette slut Kortney Kane, anal enthusiast Nikki Sexx, sexy blonde nymph Lily LaBeau and bodacious hotel squeeze Nikki Delano - were all personally selected by Manuel for their natural, no-bullshit charm and ability to let go, as opposed to performing. Instead of the usual rote, prepackaged factory porn, check out some romantic, true-to-life sex with actual emotional content. The fans of raw fucking demand it!” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Kortney Kane, the curvy babe featured on the front cover, was up first as she arranged to hook up with Manuel Ferrara. He fueled up his car and picked her up, making her laugh repeatedly as he charmed her into showing him her cooch in the car. They ended up at a hotel where she practically jumped his bones, her pretty eyes and infectious laughter promoting a connection between them. She aggressively slobbed his knob and soon did likewise impaling herself on his pecker, a wide variety of vaginal positions and taste testing leading to some sex in the shower. It ended with a fabulous blowjob where her eye contact, hand to gland combat, and enthusiasm milked his balls dry right into her mouth, the gal swallowing his genetic juice before walking into the bathroom to give him one last look at her sweet ass.
Scene Two: Nikki Sexx, a light haired lass with big implants and a friendly demeanor, was up next with Manuel Ferrara as they met in a public place to work out the details of their tryst. Manuel let her walk ahead of him so he could show her shapely ass in black stretch pants, her aqua colored lingerie on display as she sucked his cock in the front seat. He tossed off a round of population pudding on her face and the scene abruptly transitioned to a hotel room bed, the oral and vaginal sex expanding to include some active anal as well. They appeared to have a thing for one another here, her full service oral no less impressive than her active riding skills in both her remaining holes. It ended with another blowjob, Nikki jerking him off all over her face so she could appreciate his spunk one more time before cleaning him off.
Scene Three: Lily LaBeau, the freshest and most exciting young lady of the entire movie, was up next as the fetching blond met Manuel Ferrara at her entrance gate. She wore a flowing gown and was freshly showered, the gal smoking a cancer stick as the pair walked along to her place. This led to her posing for a series of stills on her bed, Manuel joining her to eat her out before she reciprocated hardily. Sexually, she was an active vaginal rider and seemed to enjoy blowing him at least as much as him going down on her, the amount of apparent orgasms enjoyed by the young lady causing me to lose count. Their love connection was fun though and ended with Manuel beating off some splooge to her face as she masturbated, Lily again showing the world that she is a very strokable hotty.
Scene Four: Nikki Delano, a curvy gal with a nice ass and some implants, was up last with Manuel Ferrara as he woke her from her slumber in the hotel room bed. She was wearing a colorful thong and mentioned how sweet he was to bring her some breakfast, some preparation time in the bathroom (including a shower) leading to her kneeling down to suck him off. This was another case of oral and vaginal sex but she was just as active in appreciating him and really worked herself silly to beat his meat into a frothy facial of spunk all over her face. While I thought she also liked him, she did not appear to have the same level of chemistry as the others, the good sex they displayed not marred in terms of replay value but not quite as good (in some ways, she was too polished in how she treated him).
Summary: Raw 7 by director Manuel Ferrara for Evil Angel might not have had the same amount of fuck for the buck as previous volumes in the series (it was, after all, a single disc title compared to the double disc releases previous in the series) but it again showed why he is hands down the best male performer in the business no matter who he works with, the ladies all doing a fine job of actively engaging the man and showcasing why they were selected for the title. The raw energy and passion exhibited by all the players here (none were on auto pilot) gave it great replay value and strokability, the fun factor high enough to earn a rating of Highly Recommended. In short then, Raw 7, like all the volumes in the series before it, was a tribute to just how well some ladies respond to the strongest current male performer in the porn industry, the ladies singing his praises as they earned accolades themselves. I won’t deny that I prefer the quantity of the double disc volumes in the series but this was still much better than the crap most companies push so heavily, the chemistry and natural attraction of the performers making up for any minor glitches that few care about so give it a look.
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