Cast: Asa Akira, Nacho Vidal, Lexi Swallow, Mick Blue, Kristina Rose, Nicole Aniston, Erik Everhard, Dana DeArmond, Manuel Ferrara
Length: 152:13 minutes
Date of Production: 6/26/2011
Extras: For many, the 14:21 minute long Behind the Scenes feature that included some deleted footage and actress comments, 4 trailers, a pop shot recap, a photogallery, spam, and some website information.
Audio/Video Quality: Hard Bodies was presented in a decent 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color as released by director Mason for Elegant Angel using the standard definition MPEG-2 codec with 480 resolution. The camera work was again solid with plentiful lighting to eliminate grain, video noise and shadows so the picture appeared to be in line with her other work to date. Mason has made or assisted on a number of titles over the years, the technical matters taking back seat to the raw energy of the sex, but her skill levels have definitely been improving with the camera too, showing she pays attention for those that care but doesn’t dwell on technical aspects. I saw no compression artifacts though there was about 4.1 Mbps video bitrate but the composition of the camera angles strongly favored the ladies and their well lit bodies. The compositions of the shots helped maximize the potential of the ladies too, rarely relying on extreme close ups all the time as some seem destined to do and the editing by Bossman Hall looking pretty tight. The 2.0 Dolby Digital English track was pretty basic with little separation or dynamic range yet I could hear the cast well enough in most cases. For those keeping track, the audio was offered in a 256 Kbps offering with a 48 kHz sampling rate, the grunts and groans heard well enough but the music by Mybeatshop elevating the scenes nicely in most cases.
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Body of Review: Mason is one of the few remaining female directors able to “get it right” these days when it comes to making strokable, hardcore porn, her many titles at Elegant Angel just as nasty as anything her male counterparts can come up with. Her latest title is called Hard Bodies, showcasing such notables as Asa Akira, Nicole Aniston, and Kristina Rose. For me, the movie was about showcasing a variety of young ladies sporting lean, tight figures that are active cock riders though some might argue one of the older women really did not fit too well (her fans might disagree). The company website described the movie like this: “Award winning director, Sam No returns with "Hard Bodies" a celebration of women with perfectly toned sexy bodies! Do not miss this all star cast and 2 unforgettable pairings between Kristina Rose and Asa Akira and Nacho Vidal. Do not miss!” 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 major Asian hotty with a very tight body, was up first as she ran the streets in a revealing black crop top and brightly colored shorts (that showed some camel toe). As one of the most active styled performers in the industry these days, her work is always in great demand, her lean and sweaty workout continuing naked in an empty warehouse. I would have personally licked the sweat covering her entire body if given the chance, the scene moving to a familiar warehouse room where she was paired up with Nacho Vidal in what was billed as their 1st time together. Nacho immediately began eating her out and she responded in kind, some rough action like Nacho is known for (such as choking, hair pulling, smacking, head stomping) interspersed with some oral at times; both of them really liking each other. It was a fast & furious ride and while vaginal only, was as award worthy as anything I have seen this year. It ended when he rubbed out a nut into her mouth and on her head, Nacho feeding her some of the genetic juice before they kissed (a very intense scene!). The company website described the scene like this: “Asa Akira has the time of her horny Asian life, in this 33 minute hardcore scene. Asa gives a short solo dance before meeting the male talent. From there, it's on with style: she sits in his arms, with her back against a pole, and gets her pussy munched. There's nothing this hardcore beauty won't do, with the right guy. From the number of positions she serves the pussy in, and how many times she cums, I'd say she liked it!”
Scene Two: Lexi Swallow, a tall blond hard body wearing a silver metallic body suit and some garish accessories, was up next as she worked out and showered, her intensity levels nowhere close to Asa’s scene during the tease but still strokable. She was paired off with studly Mick Blue and the couple kissed as they pawed one another, both doing oral and then vaginal penetration positions. Lexi was not as active a rider as I prefer though she showed some serious potential, her sweat rolling off the white couch as Mick pounded away at her pussy. She did get more active as things progressed and Mick just couldn’t pass up her tits for fucking, the man unleashing his wad of population pudding into her mouth for swallowing. The company website described the scene like this: “Lexi Swallow is a tall, strong blonde with big tits, who came inside to play for this 26 minute hardcore scene. She's short on hair and long on libido, as she struts in and drapes her toned, perfect body across a lucky guy's lap. He eats her bald pussy, and lets her climb aboard his cock, where she starts going for a ride. This train doesn't stop until she's sucking cumshot out of his buzzing beef stick!”
Scene Three: Kristina Rose, arguably the most popular woman of the entire cast, was up next as the booty cutie worked out in a neon pink one piece with some weights. She was looking lean and sexy, her sweet ass fleshing the suit out nicely even before the fluids were poured onto her frame. She continued her workout naked and then was paired up with Nacho Vidal, their aggressive pairing certainly another high point of the show. He positioned her in a pile driver in the living room and warmed her up, Kristina happy to slob his knob and toss his salad before he started drilling her deep. The vaginal led to anal and she did display a lot of fluids flowing, actively riding Nacho’s pecker in all three of her holes, some spanking (that reddened her fine ass) leading to her giving him a foot job with both feet. The chemistry filled scene also ended with a wealth of spunk gracing her face, another winner in my book. The company website described the scene like this: “Kristina Rose works hard to keep that amazing body looking like it does. Kristina felt like the fans should see the erotic exercise routine that keeps her so flawless. Here at the office, we're down for anything that involves Kristina getting in front of a camera. But one of the guys was a little more enthused than the rest... and that's when this 34 minute scene turns hardcore for Kristina. She breaks quite a sweat fucking the cumshot out of him on the wood floor!”
Scene Four: Nicole Aniston, the fetching blond on the front cover, was up next in her skimpy blue bathing suit out by the pool and fountain. While on the lean side, she looked exceptional all oiled up and the way her camel toe inhaled her suit was nearly as appealing as her pretty eyes sparkling in the sunlight. Once the decent tease was finished, she was set to work with driven Erik Everhard, the man getting a brief bout of head before plowing her pussy in various positions. She was not a very active rider (even weaker than Lexi in scene two) but she certainly had the looks and potential to make great future scenes. I did appreciate that she reached out and grabbed his pecker to jerk him off all over her face when the time came, his load of splooge nicely glazing her face. The company website described the scene like this: “Nicole Aniston found out she had chemistry with one of the Elegant Angel guys, and rushed to schedule this 22 minute hardcore scene ASAP! You'll see that chemistry combust, as a sexy blonde with big tits goes totally wild for one lucky cock, right here. She can't get enough, and she's riding like a beast... but she's so hot, she's got cumshot trailing down her cheek before she's even broken a sweat!”
Scene Five: Dana DeArmond, a brunette with a lot of experience as an extreme queen & alt-porn matron of the porn arts, was up last as she showed off what appeared to be the result of lots of work of late. My experience with her has been that she responds best to certain male performers, Manuel Ferrara perhaps the best available selection she could hope to have once her tease in white crop top and satin red booty shorts was over. She worked out on an elliptical and lifted some weights, joyfully working up a major sweat as she glistened enough to coax Manuel to help dry her off. They kissed and he pawed her ass, Manuel going down on her and using her ass cheeks to masturbate with as she sucked his feet. Dana then gave him some decent head and climbed aboard his cock to ride actively, the initial vaginal leading to anal with Dana providing some intermittent taste testing in the full range of her abilities (she cleaned his cock, balls, and ass from what I could see). This was not her most active scene in terms of riding anally but Dana sure beat out Nicole and Lexi by comparison, the reward of Manuel’s load of spew on her mug (that she did not swallow) a reasonable payment for his services rendered. The company website described the scene like this: “Dana Dearmond is working out, and working it hard, at the beginning of this 34 minute hardcore scene. She's been at the weights and aerobics a while, and her skimpy outfit is riding up her ass and sporting a camel toe! But that's no accident - her favorite afternoon piece of cock is about to walk into the fitness center. He pulls her straight into the lounge, and gives her all the anal she wants.”
Summary: Hard Bodies by director Mason for Elegant Angel had some fine scenes full of strokable action and replay value, the chemistry in a couple of them really assisting to earn a rating of Recommended or better (Asa and Nacho the first to come to mind, Erik really wanting Nicole badly also noteworthy, and Kristina hitting a homerun with Nacho too). The extras were a bit weaker than some previous efforts and the technical aspects decent but hardly as epic as some of the company productions meriting bigger budgets but as I routinely point out here and elsewhere, the company label almost always assures a level of consistent quality for great action. In short, Hard Bodies had a plethora of hardcore babes showing off their athletic bodies in sexual trysts that should get your own blood pressure elevated so give it a look to see what I mean.
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