Dates of Production: 6/3/2014, 6/6/2014, 6/22/2014, 6/23/2014
Extras: There was a slip cover for the DVD case, a slide show photogallery, a pop shot compilation from the scenes, and a Behind the Scenes feature lasting 18:07 minutes where the emphasis was on Mick talking to the ladies about their wardrobe as they teased in various states of undress.
Audio/Video Quality: Anal POV Style 1 was presented in a solid anamorphic widescreen as shot by director Mick Blue for Hard X in point of view (POV) fashion. While some directors are really good at simulating POV involving other performers and others are acknowledged experts in shooting themselves, Mick is sort of a jack of all trades type that does a pretty solid job in anything he tries to shoot. No one is going to confuse his POV work with the likes of Mike John or Tim Von Swine but I dare say he is superior to many of the wannabe types that shoot regularly for the smaller companies too. In these scenes, he provides some good camera work with solid lighting, nice flesh tones, and framing of the action that worked well with him and the cast. There was no company watermark bothering me and while there were some occasional compression artifacts, they were well within expected limits. Likewise, the aural components of the production appeared to be caught using the built in microphone but I could hear most of the whispers and comments from the performers, the music was blended in during post production well enough, and like the sometimes choppy video editing, it merited a general nod despite a few minor issues arising.
Body of Review: Mick Blue is the latest director to join Hard X, his work (credited and not) for all sorts of companies over the years garnering a lot of favorable attention on both sides of the camera. His first production for the company is called Anal POV Style 1, a set of four anal scenes shot in POV fashion with Mick as the only male. The casting of youthful babes such as Aidra Fox in her first on camera anal, cutie Jodi Taylor, delicious Casey Calvert, and ever popular Vicki Chase helped make this a winner coming out of the gate, Mick admittedly not on my short list for POV greats. All the ladies did anal to varying degrees and the lighting was solid, the footage shot in the requisite point of view camera angle to please the purists among you. The back cover described the movie like this: “Award winning Best New Studio, Hard X, proudly presents "Anal POV Style," featuring four gorgeous starlets in intense and passionate point of view anal sex scenes. Starring beautiful newbie, Aidra Fox in her very 1st anal scene, alongside Casey Calvert, Jodi Taylor, and Vicki Chase. The movie is shot in 1080p HD and directed by Mick Blue in his first directorial outing for the Hard X brand.”
The press release described the movie like this: ““Anal POV Style” is now available from award-winning studio, Hard X. The sexy point-of-view release features the first anal scene of rising adult star Aidra Fox’s young career. Mick Blue directs “Anal POV Style”. “Anal POV Style” also features Jodi Taylor, Casey Calvert, and Vicki Chase. The four intense and passionate point-of-view anal scenes are shot in 1080p HD, capturing all of the hardcore action as if viewers were the ones enjoying the tight, backdoor access to each of the beautiful girls. A celebrated newcomer to the adult industry, Aidra Fox has captured the attention of many critics and consumers for her sultry look and sexual energy. In “Anal POV Style,” Aidra offers up her anal cherry to Mick, ushering her into a whole new world of pleasure. From Hard X parent company, O.L. Entertainment President Claude Hyppolite says, “This movie is full of firsts. Besides being Aidra’s first anal scene, it’s also Hard X’s first foray into POV. Consumers love the hardcore nature of the studio, so we wanted to give them a little treat by bringing them directly into the action.” “Anal POV Style,” like all Hard X and O.L. Entertainment productions, uses gorgeous locations and high-end production values to capture the beauty of the performers and the passion of the sex. In contrast to its sister studio, Erotica X, movies from Hard X include the wildest, kinkiest, and dirtiest sex available to fans, all featuring a trademark style developed by Mason, and now adapted by Mick Blue.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Jodi Taylor, a fleshy young babe with a yummy ass and distinguishing birthmark on her leg, was up first out by the pool in a sheer blue top and yellow booty shorts, her pink thong riding her ass crack just as an anal plug warmed up her perfect pucker. She did as Mick asked rather than provide a dedicated anal montage like the bigger companies offer, her ass oiled up and sprayed as she bounced on an exercise ball. Jodi was as suitably playful as ever, a great selling point of hers by the way, and the poolside tease soon ended abruptly with a jumpy edit point to show her in a bright blue dress with a lot of slits in it as Mick Blue pawed her rump in the house. She used a glass anal plug and Mick assisted, a vibrator giving her a lengthy anal gape hang time and some pleasure before she anally mounted his turgid pecker with her plump pale ass. She was a modestly active rider and sucked his cock clean between positions, her bushy pubic hair over her pussy looking like it was trimmed freehand. Jodi made a lot of faces here that seemed contrary to her developing anal skills but it was a decent scene and any lack of chemistry was offset by her enthusiasm. It ended when she knelt before him as he tossed off a wad of semen to her face and open mouth, some posy coital head enhanced as she swallowed much of the seed.
Scene Two: Casey Calvert, a fetching brunette well known for her hardcore antics at the biggest gonzo companies in porn, was up next as a frisky vixen wearing some pink booty shorts and a yellow crop top, the amazing young lady showing off her wonderful ass to Mick Blue on the spiral staircase as he pawed her. Yeas, the native Floridian’s lean figure was all natural and continued to display her body parts in the home as Mick thumbed her perfect pucker, her purple g-string originally nestled deep inside her shapely ass crack before he tested how firm she was. Casey responded well to Mick, maybe not as well as she did in “Young and Glamorous 6” but well within expected limits and her fun factor antics were appreciated. Her facial expressions were awesome too, the camera work of him boning her ass as she rubbed her bald beaver were sweet. There was some ATM and Casey was a fairly active rider, the gal bouncing on his cock at times to show she liked the ass action a lot. A wand vibrator helped her enjoy it more too but it ended with her taking the facial of sperm with a swallowing end, Casey again proving she adds value to all the works she is in.
Scene Three: Aidra Fox, the cute young newcomer featured on the front cover, was up next as she prepared to give up her on camera anal virginity to director Mick Blue. While I haven’t seen her working for any of the bigger gonzo companies, she had done a decent job in some of the vignettes I’ve watched her in, her body style of the limited type that Hard X generally uses in all their works. She began out by the pool in her skimpy bikini, her bottom running up her ass crack as Mick shot her from different camera angles. She pushed her ass up a bit to tease him but remained lounged on her chair at first, a jeweled anal plug stuffed inside her precious pucker remaining there as he oiled her up and had her bounce around. Aidra showed some solid potential here and her heart shaped ass got his thumb pressed into it before he fed her the digit, another abrupt edit showing them next in the house where she was on her back getting planked by the director in the ass while making it sound like he was Lex or something. Still, it was a credible first anal on camera and she did not hesitate much when it came to doing ATM, the gal even helping to reinsert his cock in her ass when they moved to doggy and other passive positions for her to work. Toward the end (no pun intended) she did get more active though, not consistently but to show potential perhaps others will exploit better, the gal furiously applying some hand to gland friction beating him off to shower herself in his semen (he never broke ranks of the POV to gobble her gash either).
Scene Four: Vicki Chase, a sexy little babe with an exotic heritage and a good balance between fleshy and firm to win her some added attention, was up last with Mick Blue out by the pool, some blue jean cutoff shorts giving her sweet ass a pleasing look. The sunlight was plentiful enough to increase the picture quality to show all her little body hairs on her ass, her twerking resulting in Mick pulling off her attire and oiling her. She was verbally teasing too, pointing out how her thong underneath was blue like his name, her sitting on a glass table exciting him quite a bit too. Vicki showed her muscular control of her ass as he sprayed her cheeks too, his thumb worked into her ass before she knelt to slob his knob all the way to the hilt, the throating fairly rare at the company from what I’ve seen. She gave great eye contact throughout the scene as well, her hand assisted hummer a delight to enjoy as a viewer, and her active anal riding the kind I wished all her peers here had displayed nearly as well. That they also fucked outside helped the look due to the wealth of pure light but the living room antics were not bad either, Vicki as practiced at having her pucker porked as anyone else here. It ended with a solid doggy where her head was down and ass in the air, Vicki whipping around to finish him off orally and with a handjob of epic proportions.
Summary: Anal POV Style 1 by director Mick Blue for Hard X might not have been as consistently “intense and passionate” as the back cover claimed but the POV was shot capably, the ladies were attractive and anally receptive, and there was enough energy to merit a very respectable rating of Recommended. If you are a fan of the quartet of ladies, you should consider this a “must have” title for your collection and frankly, each of them has their own appeal worthy of praise, Casey Calvert and Jodi Taylor among a few of my favorite gals, Vicki Chase earning every bit of praise coming her way, and Aidra Fox sure to improve her anal game with more practice. In short then, Anal POV Style was a set of straightforward anal scenes shot in POV fashion, the poolside tease appreciated if on the short side and the oil added in appealing to me too so check it out.
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