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Cruel Media Conquers Los Angeles


Studio: Evil Angel » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 8/10/11
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Cruel Media Conquers Los Angeles

Evil Angel/Cruel Media

Genre: Gonzo, Web-to-DVD

Director: Raul Cristian (& Clara G.)

Cast: Tori Black, Erik Everhard, Amy Ried, Madelyn Marie, Ramon Nomar, Ashli Orion; Priya Rai, Harmony Flame, Poppy Morgan, David Perry, and Ian Scott (last five in bonus scenes only)

Length: 176:38 minutes (not including the bonus scenes from disc two)

Tori Black with Erik

Date of Production: 2011

Extras: The first disc had only a photogallery to speak of as an extra. The second disc started out with two bonus scenes; Poppy Morgan and Harmony Rose (called Harmony Flame here) doing David Perry and Ian Scott while in the second scene Priya Rai did Erik Everhard. It was hardcore smut and totaled 52:38 minutes of sex and tease, the over the top performances indicative of Raul’s manner of having the men treat the women like pieces of meat. The next best extra was the 65:52 minutes of Behind the Scenes footage, extra sex and interviews populating the disc though it proved the scenes were streamed live the way the ladies were on the internet communicating with folks. The second disc also had a photogallery, a cumshot compilation, and trailers for those who care.

Condoms: None

Amy Ried with Erik

Audio/Video Quality: Cruel Media Conquers Los Angeles was presented in anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 widescreen as shot in by director Raul Cristian for Evil Angel in the MPEG-2 codec used for standard definition releases (including 480 resolution). There was a lot of strong lighting that helped maximize the quality of the picture, the camera still showing a lot of extra movement thanks to Raul’s usual jumpy method of catching the action. The editing was on the minimalist side but frankly, that seemed to help the flow of the sexual trysts in certain cases. The bitrate was decent so there were few obvious compression artifacts, the aliasing minimal and given the sheer amount of quality footage on display, most fans will be quite happy; Raul allowing the ladies to provide some heated raw energy even if his attempts to capture it were mixed. The bitrate hovered all over the place this time, higher than usual with most of the movie in the 5.1 Mbps range, but varying across the board depending on the scene. 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, an area that seemed slightly better than previous efforts and an area that Raul could easily improve to make best use of the great many home theaters in the hands of porn fans everywhere.

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Madelyn Marie with Ramon

Body of Review: Raul Cristian is a European director at Evil Angel, his works definitely more about performers being pushed to their limits than romantic sexual encounters involving chemistry. Most of his work that I’ve seen uses European ladies that are not always the most emotive in their performances, the typical complaint being they act like they are bored so I tend to prefer his work using domestic hotties, such being the case with Cruel Media Conquers Los Angeles, a double disc title sent to me for review. As long as it was, the show only had four formal scenes (with two bonus scenes tossed in for good measure) but this allowed babes like Ashli Orion, Tori Black, Amy Ried, and Madelyn Marie to really shine with a lot of tease and active riding thanks to Erik Everhard and Ramon Nomar.

Ashli Orion

The website described the movie like this: “The king of male-dominant European fuck footage, Raul Cristian, brings his special brand of hyper-masculine hard-core to the New World - Porn Valley, Los Angeles - in his latest two-disc array of scenes shot for Raul's relentless production company, Cruel Media. In addition to the always-reliable Cruel team of big-dicked bastards, Cruel Media Conquers Los Angeles recruits some of the USA's finest cocksmen, as well as an international cast of sluts currently working in the greater Southern California porn zone. Gorgeous brunette Tori Black plays with herself before enjoying a ferociously orgasmic pussy-pounding party with Erik Everhard's thick prick. Busty, spunk-loving Latina Madelyn Marie gets her lady parts railed by Ramon Nomar, and petite American fuck pig Ashli Orion shows off her deep-throating skills and takes two dicks in her tiny pussy at once! Nasty, nymphomaniacal Harmony Rose teams up with beautiful British slattern Poppy Morgan for a double-penetrating, double dildo, ass-to-mouth, cum-swapping, slapping and spewing foursome with a couple of beefy boys, and sleek, sultry Indian princess Priya Rai takes a big, white dick deep in her tanned twat. With six main scenes plus tons of extras, the wet sucking and rough fucking is wall-to-wall ... in Porn Valley, these performers are driven to exceed! Welcome to L.A.!” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Harmony and Poppy Morgan (bonus scene #1)

Scene One: Tori Black, the beautiful babe featured on the center of the front cover, was up first as she squirmed around in her cover lingerie, her perfect ass and figure giving way to what many consider to be one of the prettiest faces in porn. She teased as the director commented from behind the camera, the white couch offering a stark contrast to her even before studly Erik Everhard came up behind her to go down on her. She aggressively reciprocated and slobbed his knob very heatedly, sadly looking at the camera more than him as they then proceeded to do a bunch of active vaginal positions with ample taste testing from both of them. Tori was loud and proud of it too, the scene ending around the 47 minute mark when she blew him to completion. Erik’s spunk landed all over her mouth and face too, Tori savoring every last drop.

Priya Rai (bonud scene #2)

Scene Two: Amy Ried, the busty redhead seen on the right side of the front cover, was up next as she stripped for the camera in the house, her skin tight jeans peeled off to reveal another awesome ass. Her large boobs were also selling points here, Erik Everhard, her masturbation efforts bringing Erik forth to eat her out. That led to more active oral by Amy, her mouth wrapping around his pecker as she throated him, the gal impaling herself on his thick cock as she would enhance things by fingering her own ass. They moved about and seemed at home going at it so strongly, her attention usually focused on him rather than the camera this time. While the scene was vaginal only, it was a very nice piece of work, Amy kneeling down to drain his balls dry of population pudding by using some hand to gland combat with both hands as well as her mouth in unison; the chemistry between them pretty decent.

Scene Three: Madelyn Marie, an attractive woman who was not featured on the front cover at all for some reason, was up next as she began her scene just short of the 89 minute mark of the movie. She wore light colored lingerie and had too much makeup on, teasing in the kitchen until Ramon Nomar joined her as a poor man’s Erik type of substitute. He ate her front and back and she reciprocated after a few moments of vaginal penetration, her tongue working his nuts and shaft with some degree of experience. She also looked at the camera a whole lot, probably due to the manner in which the director kept talking (which were major reasons why the rating wasn’t higher; this was a common complaint in all the scenes). Still, she clearly liked cock and worked him to the fullest of her abilities, her ending hummer unleashing his load of genetic juice though he took over by jerking off rather than trust her to finish the job correctly, his splooge directed at her upper torso.

Scene Four: Ashli Orion, the youngest and cutest of the ladies as seen on the left side of the front cover, was up last and her perfect ass, winning smile, and perky natural body made her a charmer in terms of placing last. The makeup job on her was terrible but otherwise she was great as she took on both Erik Everhard and Ramon Nomar, the heated oral including some exquisite moments as well as the men doing her to their fullest (though never going down on her for what that is worth). Ashli upgraded by comparison in that she included both of them in her pussy at the same time on occasion, the DPP not to my tastes but a selling point for fans wanting the most extreme sex possible. She masturbated and juiced up before inhaling their peckers soundly, the men taking turns drilling her snatch and soon making repeated DPP entries into it, the ending showing both men beating off spew to her face and mouth for her to play with though it was a poorly timed ending (too quick of an edit point) for my tastes.

Summary: Cruel Media Conquers Los Angeles by director Raul Cristian for Evil Angel had a great cast that poured on the heated exploits only a relative handful of performers out of Los Angeles could offer, making it shine by comparison. I based my rating of Recommended on the fact that there were many missed opportunities here, the women often pushed outside of their respective comfort zones too far, the resulting performances suffering at times though often interesting to watch. I was also a bit put off by the way the length was jacked up to include the bonus scenes and BTS footage rather than just counting the movie, even the smaller print including the bonus scenes as part of the movie rather than a true accounting. Still, to see some of the local favorites pushed in the manner that Cruel Media is known for added something to make their fans sit up and take notice, showcasing their objects of lust in a different light than most have been cast in previously so check out Cruel Media Conquers Los Angeles if you are a fan of hardcore gonzo or any of the cast, each of them adding some replay value and strokability in the lengthy double disc outing.


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