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Burning Embers


Studio: Evil Angel » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 8/9/11



XCritic's Advice: Recommended

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Belladonna’s Burning Embers

Evil Angel/Belladonna Entertainment/Deadly Nightshade

Genre: Gonzo, Ashley Fires

Director: Aiden Riley

Cast: Ashley Fires, John Strong, Ashli Orion, Mick Blue, Mark Wood, Sinn Sage

Length: 245:46 minutes (183:19 minutes & 62:27 minutes)

Ashley Fires

Date of Production: 2011

Extras: The first disc included a cast list, a web trailer, and some websites, mentioning what was on the second disc. The second disc also had a cast list but included some filmographies, trailers and a 117:23 minute long Behind the Scenes feature with a lot more interview material, lots of Ashley Fires, and more insight into the movie being made. While some of the BTS was additional sexual material, there was a lot of interviewing as well, making this even more appealing to fans of the cast, especially Ashley Fires.

Condoms: No

Ashley Fires with John

Audio/Video Quality: Belladonna’s Burning Embers was presented in the usual 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Aiden Riley for Evil Angel in a standard definition release using the MPEG-2 codec with 480 resolution. As expected, the mixed level of lighting resulted in some grain and video noise, the creative team behind the project focusing on raw energy and kink over technical superiority, most of the scenes looking unpolished and rough. Still, the action was clear enough and fetish fans will find the sheer amount of kinky fuck for the buck to be enough to largely compensate for the technical limitations that still remain. The camera angles were a mixed batch and the video bitrate hovered in the high 4.4 Mbps area when I spot checked it, nothing out of the ordinary for the company but it did not look nearly as harsh as some of the smaller fetish companies either. In any case, the audio was presented in a similar fashion with a 2.0 Dolby Digital English (in the usual 192 Kbps bitrate and 48 kHz sampling rate) offering that sounded hollow with no separation between the channels and no music to bore you with. Still, it was not significantly worse than most gonzo titles out at this time, the sonic portion less important to most fans than the visuals.

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Ashley Fires and Ashli Orion

Body of Review: Belladonna and husband Aiden Riley co-direct various porn titles for Evil Angel, relying on Bella’s sexual imagination rather than learned technical skills to convey heated scenes. While I prefer technical expertise more than most, I still routinely appreciate the rougher looking shots provided in titles such as Belladonna’s Burning Embers, a double disc fuck flick dedicated to showcasing performer Ashley Fires. For those who have never heard of her, Ashley is best known as a performer in fetish and lesbian titles, the six included scenes showing her masturbate, do lesbian work, and assorted work with guys including anal and DP. From the look of her on the cover, I was not expecting a whole lot but thanks in large part to how she was presented, the title was pretty solid overall, Ashley’s smoldering sexuality and willingness to give it her all elevating the scenes more often than not.

Ashley Fires with Mick and Mark

The company website described the title like this: “The creative force of Belladonna Entertainment has found a new muse, in the form of nubile blonde web starlet Ashley Fires, a long-time girl/girl performer who has been generally unsampled by the hardcore porn fandom. Ashley stars in each scene of Burning Embers, a six scene ode to her sexual prowess. While she has occasionally performed with guys exclusively on her official website, this movie features not only her first straight-to-DVD boy/girl scene, but also her first anal and double penetration performances ever. Ashley explores the spectrum of her own sexuality from dominant to submissive, performing on camera solo, with girls including Ashli Orion and Sinn Sage, and with single and multiple guys. Her anal scene with John Strong and double penetration three-way with Mark Wood and Mick Blue are treats for any Ashley Fires fan.” Here’s a very brief look at the cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Sinn Sage and Ashley Fires

Scene One: Ashley Fires, the blond featured on the front cover, was up first in casual dress, a plethora of sex toys located all around her. As she caressed her body, it became increasingly apparent that she was into exhibitionism, removing her clothing slowly and getting increasingly turned on as she masturbated with some of the toys. She sniffed her dirty socks and stuffed her pussy and ass with fake cocks, even giving herself a technical DP (double penetration) with the show ending around the 49 minute mark of the movie.

Ashley Fires

Scene Two: Ashley Fires, then up in a skimpy bikini and rubber gloves, served as a maid as she sniffed her armpits and took a leak while scrubbing the floor. John Strong walked in to chastise her, Ashley removing her bottom to begin seducing him and slobbing his knob aggressively. Ashley was a fine cocksucker, inhaling pecker like she savored every inch and John reciprocating before pounding her pussy with his pud. She kept eye contact and did a lot of taste testing too, tossing his salad as she jerked him off between bouts of boning. She then jerked and blew him until he bust a nut of genetic juice onto her glove, Ashley licking it up before the scene ended.

Scene Three: Ashley Fires, next up in purple fetish attire, dominated hotty Ashli Orion, the emphasis on ass play. There was spanking and large toys deployed, the anal penetration as active as the vaginal and cunnilingus. They also used a strap on dildo during their bout of boning, a face gag with dildo used for Ashley to sit on as Ashli got a close up view of her partner’s tasty snatch and ass. There was a lot of chemistry this time, both ladies getting off a few times as the action continued.

Scene Four: Ashley Fires, Mick Blue, and Mark Wood, were up next in the last scene of the first disc, a wedding theme leading to the men exploring all three of her holes. All three of them were appropriately dressed for the occasion, Ashley’s jitters leading her to demonstrate her oral skills as she dropped down to her knees to blow the men. This soon resulted in her getting tapped hard, the active vaginal plowing showing her fleshy ass rippling as she bounced on pecker. She then alternated giving head to one while the other hit it, the anal and DP following in kind as she allowed them full access to her goodies. For the record, Ashley was just as active a rider in the ass as her pussy and mouth, the men unloading their spunk and population pudding all over her mouth by the end of the scene as she looked up greedily towards them.

Scene Five: Ashley Fires, next up in black dress while being dominated by sexy brunette Sinn Sage, was the first scene on the second disc. Sinn grabbed her throat and felt her up a lot, both of them going down on each other towards the end of the heated scene but most of the footage comprised of tease material (really pleasing tease material at that).

Scene Six: Ashley Fires was then up one last time as she masturbated and dedicated herself to some foot fetish and food fetish action, stomping corn flakes and other foodstuffs before licking her feet clean. As a specialty scene it was hot stuff for the right crowd but it was not my kind of thing.

Summary: Belladonna’s Burning Embers by director Aiden Riley for Evil Angel was above average for a dedicated fuck flick, capturing all sorts of fun starring hotty Ashley Fires so I rated it as Recommended for a general audience, fans of Ashley certainly needing it as a “must have” for their collections. In short, Belladonna’s Burning Embers showcased Ashley Fires in all sorts of sexual acts that she had not engaged in before a camera in the past, her boy/girl, anal, and DP a step up from the potential she had not lived up to before this release. In that sense, she proved herself in all sorts of heated situations, making the end result one well worth checking out beyond my initial expectations so give it a chance as Belladonna proved she was up to the task of making Ashley truly shine.


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