Cast: Katja Kassin, Michael Stefano, Jynx Maze, Alex Gonz, Jessie Rogers, Manuel Ferrara, Brooklyn Lee, Erik Everhard, Liza Del Sierra
Length: 150:22 minutes
Gracie Glam in the bonus scene
Date of Production: 12/31/2011
Extras: The best scene for those who have not seen it would be the 30:30 minute bonus scene from Battle of the Asses 2 starring Gracie Glam and Manuel Ferrara (as described below). There was also a 11:08 minute long Behind the Scenes feature that included some deleted footage and actress comments, a pop shot recap, a photogallery, spam, and some website information.
The Title Page (with Katja Kassin)
Audio/Video Quality: Battle of the Asses 4 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 (in fact, most of her current works look almost identical to those of Nutsack). I saw no compression artifacts though there was about 4.2 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 “Team Royterson” (spelling per credits) looking okay in most cases (though too abrupt at times). 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 Freek Van Workum and Kloud Nine Music elevating the proceedings nicely.
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Body of Review: Mason is one of the best directors of strokable smut, her titles at Elegant Angel serving as some of the best reasons to keep an active interest in anything they release these days. Her latest title is an ensemble effort called Battle of the Asses 4, about 2.5 hours of five lengthy scenes where an assortment of women with shapely asses provide some highly strokable material. The cover spot was curiously handed to relative newcomer Jessie Rogers this time but the wealth of premium cooch included Brooklyn Lee, Jynx Maze, Katja Kassin, and Liza Del Sierra too. Just on those credentials alone (director and cast), I knew this would be a winner on many levels, my past reviews for the series pointing out just how great I think they have been. The company website described the movie like this: “The award winning Sam No directs "Battle Of The Asses 4" a collection of the greatest rear ends currently in porn, vying to be the best. "Battle Of The Asses 4" features Jessie Rogers, Liza Del Sierra, Jynx Maze, Brooklyn Lee, and Katja Kassin.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Katja Kassin, one of the top anal queens of the past ten years, was up first as part of her comeback tour, the curvy German shaking free her purple bikini to show she still had the moves that fans adored awhile back. She was out by the pool on the overcast day when she was oiled up and gyrating her body, even using a clear plastic chair to give her ample sample a delightful look to it. Once inside the house, she began playing with Michael Stefano, a favorite of hers from years ago, the oral by both of them leading to some powerfully active vaginal and anal boning, Katja back on track as a splendid performer compared to her waning days before retiring. More oil was added and Michael rubbed out a modest wad of spunk to her ass by the bank of windows to grace her physique, the scene strong with chemistry and passion on top of the stated playfulness she displayed.
Scene Two: Jynx Maze, one of the most attractive newcomers of recent years able to prove nearly flawless in her work last year during various anal trysts, was up next as she sported a bright blue bikini that crept deep into her ass crack as she displayed it for Mason. Their verbal banter led to the fabulous tease by the pool, the water & oil mixed to show why she was invited back for another shot at the series (in last year’s volume, she did not get her own scene but had to share it). In any case, her ass was as perfect as ever and still nicely toned, the tease leading to her working with Alex Gonz inside the house. They kissed and were all over one another, their roaming hands and oral skills elevating the passion and enthusiasm both displayed. Jynx rode him actively during the vaginal penetration positions but also during the anal, the amount of taste testing such that it seemed likely that she enjoyed doing it more than gave it up as part of the direction. Looking at the splitter of her shitter was something sticking in my mind nearly as much as it caused some stickiness in my shorts, the ending round of population pudding directed at her open mouth. Jynx provided some post coital head and he went back inside her ass, making me half expect him to deliver a second load of splooge on her face or the black couch though it didn’t happen.
Scene Three: Jessie Rogers, the fetching little blond featured on the front cover in the red string outfit, was up next showing the director her neon pink bikini. From a general standpoint, it looked like she had no tits and a decent but unimpressive ass, a few angles making it look fantastic but not all. In any case, the short interview led to an equally short tease session by the pool, making me long for more though seeing her partnered up with Manuel Ferrara helped make up for it. He loved her ass as much as I did, savoring it orally and otherwise warming her up as he found her irresistible charms ripe for the plucking. She gave a very surprisingly strong, hand assisted hummer too, the double hand meat beater leading to various positions of penetrative vaginal sex and more oral along the way. She was overly vocal and pumped on his pecker a bit wildly, but she did display a lot of excellent potential, some choking and rough stuff punctuating the scene but nothing as satisfying as how passionately she impaled herself on his rod. The camera work also made her ass look much bigger in the house, Manuel playing with her ass slightly but not porking her there, his hand tossing out a modest wad of genetic juice to her mouth that she embraced soundly.
Liza Del Sierra
Scene Four: Brooklyn Lee, the clear winner of the AVN Starlet of the Year award recently, was up next and a major reason why I wished I had a copy in blu-ray. She was dressed in a bright blue dress with a lot of slits in it, shaking her ass by the bank of windows and looking every bit as fine as I have seen her in the past. I reiterate that she deserves a showcase title all her own, preferably with a lot of outdoor footage, but fans of lean, fit young ladies will adore her just as much as those that love redheads, her body initially cheated out of the oiled up action the others got but later getting some after Erik Everhard stuffed his face deep between her cheeks. He was hard just from going down on her, Brooklyn slobbing his knob aggressively and jerking him off including some deep throating work. Erik rubbed her out a few orgasms and she actively rode his cock vaginally, the enthusiasm and energy such that I enjoyed watching this one a few times before making this review. It ended with a facial of semen coating her tonsils and face, Brooklyn savoring the feeling as she held him inside of her mouth to suck him completely clean on the big black ottoman.
Scene Five: Liza Del Sierra, a cute foreigner with a big ass wearing a purple string much like Jessie sported on the cover, initially explained that her countrymen (in France) did not appreciate her healthy shaped ass as much as we do, some booty shorts on top of the outfit enhancing her shape as she danced on the outdoor deck. She was no stranger to tease and it showed, the ample sample such that it looked awesome in the sunlight as she stripped down and took the oil. The tease gave way to her in the house on the white couch, Michael Stefano licking her pussy and ass to delight her and him alike. She sat on his face and they vaginally fucked, her oral efforts coming afterwards because neither could wait for the blowjob. She impaled herself on him and nearly lost it a few times, her hummer showing as much passion and skills though she did choke on his pecker in the process. As expected, she was a full service hotty too, including some powerful anal in the tryst but only after satisfying that her pussy was so tight it drove him crazy. The action was delightfully solid and only had a few moments of questionable camera work, Michael spewing all over her face by his own hand before she sucked him clean.
Bonus Scene: Battle of the Asses 2: Gracie Glam, a cute brunette wearing a bright top with no bra keeping her nipples from showing and some tight white shorts riding up her ass crack, walked down the main strip and flashed a little before her montage. She wore a bright green bikini out by the pool, the thong spreading her cheeks as she gyrated and smiled at the camera, the smile truly making it a better bit of action for my libido. At 19, she still retained some baby fat that loosely jiggled about but she was no newcomer to teased, the oil & water mixture making me mighty thirsty. Once that was over, she was lucky enough to be paired off with studly Manuel Ferrara, the man going down on her with some ass slapping action to her delight. She clearly adored the guy and encouraged him to go further, Manuel working his tongue inside her ass before she blew him. At that point, the scene started bouncing back and forth between her nut sucking and salad tossing with some of the montage shots, I suspect the editor a bit wasted when he submitted the final cut in to be shipped (though why no one caught it is beyond me; Elegant Angel has done this a couple of times in the past but only rarely). Gracie was an active rider too, bucking her hips as she was impaled by his thick pecker, his fingers finding their way in her ass as she continued to pound herself into his crotch. This being what amounts to her best scene to date for me, she really seemed to get off on his rod, the guy sadly relying on his own hand to jerk out the ending nut of semen to her ass cheeks.
Summary: Battle of the Asses 4 by director Mason for Elegant Angel will be yet another “must have” title for fans of the female cast but also as Highly Recommended for more general fans of gonzo action thanks to the enthusiasm, energy, and sheer chemistry with the majority of those present. The replay value, strokability, and solid technical aspects of the gonzo release will elevate it a notch for many others too, Mason encouraging the cast to really step it up a notch. In short then, Battle of the Asses 4 proved that the company reliance on elegance through simplicity once again scored major points with me, Elegant Angel showing that their star maker machine knows just how to select the ripest of the babes working in the business at any given time. I would have appreciated more anal and more tease footage but in all, this was another fine display of cunning stunts to talk about, Mason letting them flow rather than micromanage their acts as some of her peers at more “female friendly” companies do.
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