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Anal Playground

Studio: Jules Jordan Video » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 8/5/11

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended

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Anal Playground

Jules Jordan Video/The Ass Factory

Genre: Gonzo, Anal


Director: Jules Jordan

Cast: Holly Michaels, Mark Ashley, Trinity St. Clair, Ramon Nomar, Bibi Noel, Erik Everhard, Jada Stevens, John Strong, Mark Wood

Length: 178:41 minutes

Holly Michaels

Date of Production: 6/20/2011

Extras: The best extra was the 22:13 minute long Behind the Scenes feature since it showcased the ladies getting ready (with popular Julia Ann doing makeup). I would have preferred more sex footage but there was so much during the movie that seeing the ladies getting ready was a decent bit too. There was then a photogallery, a popshot recap, four trailers, and a company website to check out.

Condoms: None

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Trinity St. Clair with Ramon

Audio/Video Quality: Anal Playground was presented in an anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 widescreen color the movie was shot in by director Jules Jordan for Jules Jordan Video in the MPEG-2 codec used for standard definition releases (in 480 resolution). There was some variation in the lighting that added additional grain but I saw a few other issues as the camera kept an active stance at providing the best angles to showcase the ladies. The editing helped in this endeavor too with a movie as long as this one needing extra care to make sure that there is enough tease but also heated sexual antics, my initial impression being that this was a well rounded romp where virtually all the cast had a lot of fun. The bitrate was on the modest side yet there were few compression artifacts, the aliasing minimal and given the length of the single disc offering (still clocking in with nearly enough material for a double disc though), fans of gonzo scenes should be pleased (even if the scenes did not look as refined as the usual output by Jules). The bitrate hovered all over the place this time, higher than usual with most of the movie in the 4.2 Mbps range, but varying across the board depending on the scene, a company watermark observed in the lower right hand corner of the scenes. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English (at 192 Kbps with a 48 kHz sampling rate) offering that really didn't use any separation in terms of the vocals (there was some potential to do so here too). The dynamic range was also kind of generic, but the visuals have long ruled in most of Jules' past works too.

Bibi Noel

Body of Review: Jules Jordan and his company, Jules Jordan Video, are among the best known gonzo producers in porn these days, his best works almost impossible to beat by the vast amounts of mundane gonzo on the market. Jordan includes a lot of tease footage and generally scores the very best talent working so you can almost count on a strokable hit every time he comes to bat. Fans of his have also shown a liking to his spin off project called “The Ass Factory”, the idea being that all scenes contain anal action (for the record, I am not a devotee of anal so much as a movie containing what it advertises). His latest single disc release is called Anal Playground, the quartet of hotties including Holly Michaels, Trinity St. Clair, Bibi Noel, and fleshy assed Jada Stevens. Seeing as how The Ass Factory branch of the Jules Jordan empire is dedicated to all anal extravaganzas, I was confident that this one would be full of strokable fun, my preference for pussy not getting in the way of watching solid anal scenes by ladies having a good time. Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Jada Stevens

Scene One: Holly Michaels, the plaid shirt cutie with the sweetly shaped booty seen on the lower left hand corner of the front cover, was up first with Mark Ashley, the stud a recognized talent in porn for getting things done. As one of the newest ladies in porn doing anal, the spunky little cutie seemed to have an awful lot of skill for a newcomer. She began by bending over on a white couch in tight blue jean shorts (with a lot of butt munch), her plaid shirt not lasting long either as she seductively disrobed and used some toys to stretch her asshole wide. Mark came in to finish warming her up, some oral by him leading to active vaginal and then anal sex (with ATM, starting on the anal beads). She became a more active rider as the scene progressed, pumping herself on his pecker until he rubbed out a wad of genetic juice on her face around the 45 minute mark. The energy was solid and the chemistry better than expected for a newcomer.

Scene Two: Trinity St. Clair, the lean little babe on the middle of the right side of the front cover, was up next with Ramon Nomar. Dressed up in her frilly white cover outfit, she teased in front of a mirror and continued with the stripping dynamic before masturbating and inhaling Ramon’s cock during her blowjob. While thinner than I prefer, Trinity will appeal to all fans that like them tiny and youthful looking, her enthusiasm and passion for pecker enough to give her a healthy nod as well. Ramon may not be a top tier meat puppet but she seemed to appreciate his enthusiasm too, the modest connection between them not hampered by outside concerns. The scene closed out with her kneeling before him and slobbing his knob, Ramon then beating out a round of population pudding for her to enjoy on her face and mouth.

Scene Three: Bibi Noel, the exceptionally cute blond seen on the middle of the left side of the front cover, was then up with force of nature Erik Everhard, the look of desire he gave her when first encountering her on camera priceless. This wholesome little hotty was dressed up in her sexy cover outfit too, posing half dressed by the pool as her all natural curves beckoned to my growing bulge. While her smile could use a bit of dental work, no one should take exception to her smoking hot body, her evident skills with a meat pipe likely learned over time as she sucked and fucked a great many partners. She warmed up with toys and Erik came in to assist her, both doing oral before going into the living room to bone like horned up teenagers. The lighting color was a bit on the yellow side here but the resolution was just as strong as any of the so-called high end companies, the gal actively riding during the vaginal positions and doing fairly well during the anal romp. Erik stretched her limits in that sense, pushing her past her limits to do more and do it faster, the ending facial and post coital sucking showing a need for polishing up her act ever so slightly but it was another sweet scene otherwise.

Scene Four: Jada Stevens, the hotty featured on the lower right corner of the cover wearing sexy black lingerie, was up last as she did a DP with muscular John Strong and everyman Mark Wood. In terms of pure sultry looks and body shape, she struck a nerve with me that instantly resulted in a boner, her ability to tease getting better with each fuck flick I see her in. As she bent over the kitchen chair, the guys pounced on her and she knelt to alternate slobbing their knobs, John giving her a few licks before tapping that perfect pussy of hers and the trio moving to the couch to engage the anal engines. Jada sucked one off as the other tapped her from behind in most cases, the men eventually getting around to giving her a double penetration (DP). There was not the amount of taste testing I preferred and she addressed the director a few too many times but she gave the appearance of enjoying the peckers placed to work with her, taking both loads of spunk to her mouth at the end.

Summary: Anal Playground by director Jules Jordan for Jules Jordan Video was a solid set of four scenes starring ladies such as Bibi Noel, Trinity St. Clair, Holly Michaels, and Jada Stevens so I doubt any reasonable raincoater would consider a rating of less than Highly Recommended given the strokability, replay value, and excellent casting of some fine young hotties in need of seed. Give it a look and you will see why Jules is one of the most acclaimed directors in the industry for gonzo smut, many others depending on parodies and romance as a result of his success.

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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