Extras: The best extra was the 50:11 minute long bonus scene between Manuel and Tori Black, the show it was taken from called Evil Anal 11. I included a detailed description of the scene below for those who are interested. The other extras included trailers, a helpful cast list, some filmographies, and a pop shot recap.
Audio/Video Quality: Raw 9 was presented in a nice 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Manuel Ferrara for Evil Angel using the normal standard definition format to showcase the ladies. The colors were accurate in most cases but the footage was shot by Manuel himself (sometimes in POV while other times by setting the camera on a table), giving it a home movie look at times but serving to elevate the chemistry between the couples on display, no one else getting in the way to weaken the bonds. So while there was grain, weird camera work and angles at times, and perhaps lots of opportunities to polish up the raw footage, the title speaks volumes as to what was supposed to happen here and I have to respect the dynamic as advertised. It should be noted that much of the footage here was a major upgrade to earlier volumes in the series, the night vision portion not so much but the rest of the show was often very crisp. The video bitrate was higher than usual, often in the 4.0 Mbps area or so, helping the show look okay. The audio was presented in the usual 2.0 Dolby Digital English using the 192 Kbps and 48 kHz sampling rate; sounding average at best compared to the video as all the gals could be heard (though the lack of separation and limited dynamic range could also be worked on) but it certainly could have been louder.
Body of Review: Manuel Ferrara is one of the few male performers able to truly enhance a scene, his work at Evil Angel showcasing how he adores ladies of all types. Say what you will about lack of quality extras or modest technical values, the man delivers in spades the kind of heated fuck flick most of his peers can only dream about offering, the sheer quantity of his works also helping to push them over the proverbial edge. With that, I approached reviewing the double disc Raw 9 with the concern that it couldn’t possibly be as good as some of his previous titles, Manuel opening up his private vaults to showcase some of his most precious memories with attractive ladies of all sorts, ladies that were dripping wet to hook up with the guy. With attractive ladies such as Mika Tan (a long time favorite of mine!!!), Krissy Lynn, Veronica Avluv, and Isis Taylor, I figured this was going to be a highly strokable double disc offering with all the replay value such chemistry filled couplings could muster.
Mika Tan with Manuel
The company website described the flick like this: “In director/performer Manuel Ferrara's "Raw" series, the French ladies' man presents intimate encounters with gorgeous, uninhibited, very lust-driven girls - scenes that cut out porn-fantasy trappings and simply document the perfect, unfiltered reality of Monsieur Ferrara and his dates behind closed doors! In four marathon scenes the double-disc "Raw 9" is a first person look at the lifestyle every horny man wishes was his. Starting off, we see Manuel reuniting with Latina seductress Isis Taylor, who's making her way back to boy-girl action after a long hiatus. After catching him up on current events, Isis uses the opportunity to orally worship Manuel's thick cock and get her tight pussy expanded. This all-natural beauty sucks the cum right out of the director's rigid tool. Next, big-breasted blonde Krissy Lynn gives us an introduction to her home and gives Manuel a tour of her round, bouncy ass. The sexy bimbo takes an anal ride on his dick and licks Manuel's asshole with slutty abandon. Brunette bombshell Veronica Avluv is a glamorous, long-legged sexpot who loves turning a man on. Manuel fucks her relentlessly until her feminine wiles coax the sperm from his big boner, and Veronica gulps down his hot, creamy load. Last but not least comes legendary Asian babe Mika Tan's turn. The bubbly, stacked, little cutie blows the director in his parked car, then joins him in his hotel room for an intense ass reaming that climaxes with Mika licking his cum-spurting cock. The liaisons here are as real and raw as porn gets!” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Isis Taylor, the fine looking babe featured on the front cover, was up first with director Manuel Ferrara, the man starting things off by speaking highly of her. Manuel waiting in the hotel room across from the Vivid offices, giving them a shout out until the knock on the door cut short his nod. Isis was dressed in a sheer pink top and black skirt, a short interview on the bed leading to him setting the camera down and making out with her. She adored him to say the least, the kissing and caressing leading to their clothing coming off. There was some active vaginal riding, plenty of oral, and some dedicated POV camera work tossed in as well, her ending hummer slobbing his knob dry of population pudding that she swallowed before some ending tease as she put her clothing back on. Their chemistry was exceptionally high and her enthusiasm was undeniably strokable.
Tori Black in the Bonus Scene from Evil Anal 11
Scene Two: Krissy Lynn, a fetching blond with great curves, was up next as Manuel Ferraraspoke to her on the phone and then went to her apartment. The two engaged in the usual banter and her purple shirt with black stretch pants hugged her frame nicely. Manuel got the tour of her place and ended up setting the camera down to join her on the bed, Krissy laughing as she embraced him as they kissed. It was another scene where the mutual attraction shined brightly, the couple enjoying themselves via their oral and vaginal exploits rather than worry about how the static camera was catching the action. Krissy was an active rider but their eye contact and dedication to each other was a major plus, the gal blowing him and tossing his salad once he picked the camera back up; her ravenous appetite nearly causing him to lose his wad of genetic juice early on. They repeated the formula while adding some anal and she even used a large dildo in her ass for a technical DP, the ending coming too soon (but the scene lasting around 80 minutes!) when she blew him to completion and swallowed his spunk.
Scene Three: Veronica Avluv, a curvy brunette that has been in mostly lesbian scenes to date, was up next as she entered the hotel room and woke up sleepy Manuel Ferrara. She had a definite MILF appeal to her, her satiny dress and matching panties shown off during her tease session as he shot footage of her. She was playful and came across as really wanting to explore Manuel, aggressively kissing him before coyly working his shaft and balls using some hand to gland combat and considerable oral skills. From the looks of it, she liked the taste of his ass too, her salad tossing expertise showing no signs of letting up until she positioned herself for him to reciprocate. They were all over each other and actively screwing in vaginal positions, the wealth of oral by both of them providing some sweet replayability and stroke value. She also did anal here though most of it was not in close up display as some fans prefer, the ending blowing pushing him over the edge using her ass sucking tongue and handjob work to elicit a big dose of splooge that she rubbed all over her face and swallowed the rest from the looks of it.
Scene Four: Mika Tan, a lovely Asian babe that left porn some time ago for a stint at a well known Nevada brothel and other projects, was up last with Manuel Ferrara. She was buying dog food at Petco and looked good in her tight (colorful) top and skirt, her zany energy just as evident as it ever was in her heyday. They reminisced and tried to remember the last time they fucked but as she said “I’m such a dirty whore”, the details slowly coming forth in a humorous manner. She hadn’t had sex since August and a scene since March (locking this one in towards the end of the year in 2011), the possibilities endless given her new rack (designed to match the size of her ass). Her cleanly shaven snatch comments excited him too, much like her idea to make a traveling dungeon for her professional fan outreach efforts. They warmed up with some foreplay in the SUV in the parking garage but Mika really went wild orally once in the hotel room. Her ass looked as great as ever, maybe even better, and her eye contact was helpful too. They took to the bed where he reciprocated and she tossed his salad, her active vaginal and anal riding showing how much she really needed his cock pounding away at her innards. While the entire scene, including interview, lasted the better part of an hour, the sexual exploits seemed to fly by all too quickly, her ending blowjob and handjob milking him dry of semen all over her face. If anything, Mika showed the newcomers in the flick that her skill set was superior and the mutual chemistry was just as solid.
Bonus Scene: Evil Anal 11: Tori Black, the fetching young brunette plastered all over the front cover, was up next as the 2010 female performer of the year allowed the 2010 male performer of the year Manuel Ferrara to finger her ass. While I would have preferred to have all of her lengthy tease footage included on the disc as part of the scene, in terms of the movie as a whole, it certainly built up some suspense, their chemistry top notch as they sucked and fucked each other silly. It did not take long for his finger to be replaced by his tongue and then cock, her expansive asshole stretching to accommodate his probative manner. The smile on her face and way she looked at him helped elevate the scene too, the young lady getting more active at riding him as she grew comfortable with his girth stretching her apart. While not his best partner of the year (he truly shines when working with Kristina Rose) she was clearly at her peak with him, the choking and other minor acts tossed in paling compared to the degree of heat the couple generated with the oral and anal action. The scene closed up when he jerked off a round of spunk to her welcoming face, the gal giving him some post coital head and swallowing his load.
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Summary: Raw 9 by director Manuel Ferrara for Evil Angel had tremendous amounts of fuck for the buck thanks in large part to the chemistry between the performers, all of the four sexual trysts of the sort people seeing it will remember for a long, hard time. The raw energy and passion exhibited by all the players here gave it great replay value and strokability, the fun factor high enough to earn a rating of Highly Recommended. In short then, Raw 9, like all the volumes in the series before it, was a tribute to just how well some ladies respond to the strongest current male performer in the porn industry, the ladies singing his praises as they earned accolades themselves. Each of the four ladies provided a lot to like here, Isis earning her spot on the cover, Mika as wonderfully sexual as ever, Krissy providing ample reason to keep watching that sexy body of hers, and Veronica showing she was no slouch either. In short, if you are into POV porn that emphasizes the pleasuring of the ladies, you just cannot go wrong with this series in my experience, even the bonus scene starring Tori Black from Evil Anal 11 worthy of your time, money, and seed.
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