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Happy Endings

Studio: Zero Tolerance » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 3/6/12

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Happy Endings

Zero Tolerance

Genre: Hand Jobs, Vignettes

Director: Mike Quasar

Cast: Mischa Brooks, Michael Vegas, Vanessa Cage, Alex Gonz, Tia Cyrus, Anthony Rosano, Brooklyn Jade, Mark Wood, Chanel Preston, Dale DaBone

Length: 124:00 minutes

Mischa Brooks with Michael

Date of Production: 2011

Extras: There was a slip cover, a photogallery, some trailers, a pop shot recap from the scenes, and a short Behind the Scenes feature lasting 19:33 minutes that showed the cast getting ready and goofing around together.

Condoms: None

Vanessa cage with Alex

Audio/Video Quality: Happy Endings was presented in a visually appealing anamorphic widescreen color using an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 as shot by director Mike Quasar for Zero Tolerance using the MPEG-2 codec employed by standard definition releases with a 480 resolution. The lighting was strong, eliminating the shadows and grain I dislike so much, the overall look of the show being just as good as most gonzo offerings these days. The bitrate tended to hover around the mid 5 Mbps area most of the time I paid any attention to it, the composition of the camera angles typically optimal for the ladies. The composition of the scenes enhanced the look of the ladies, each of them used to softer lighting in recent scenes, this particular cast able to handle the added lighting quite well. The sole audio track was presented in 1.0 Dolby Digital English using the standard 192 Kbps rate using a 48 kHz sampling rate most titles are mastered with, the aural experience fairly limited but much like the gonzo titles he likes to shoot. There was also no separation between the channels and the dynamic range was as truncated as ever, standard gonzo audio being okay for most consumers. The voices could be clearly heard though, the balancing between those and the music capably handled.

Tia Cyrus with Anthony

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Body of Review: Mike Quasar is a popular director at Zero Tolerance, his lengthy career full of humor and heated sex scenes few of his peers can match. His latest title sent to me for review is Happy Endings, a five scene all sex flick starring women such as Chanel Preston, Brooklyn Jade, and Vanessa Cage. Each of the scenes centered on massages with the proverbial “happy ending”, the partners getting off on each other with a lot of hand to gland action included. The back cover described the movie like this: “There’s nothing more relaxing than an all-over body rub-down to de-stress, so why not take it to the limit and go for the “full release” with the hottest XXX massage therapists in the biz? Let their gentle hand strokes soothe your stiffest muscle nice and easy, then faster and harder until that warm tight grip pushes you right over the edge into pure bliss! Chanel Preston leads the cast of this feel-good fuck flick that answers the eternal massage parlor question: Can I get a happy ending? Now’s your chance to unwind with the ultimate massage fantasy!” Here’s a really brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Brooklyn Jade with Mark

Scene One: Mischa Brooks, a cute newcomer with pretty eyes, was up first as she struggled to get her massage table up the steps of the nice house owned by Michael Vegas. She had been running late and wore a pink shirt with tight black shorts, some limited massaging on him leading to them reversing roles. Her pink thong tossed aside, she laid on the table to get some oiled up loving, Michael going down on her before she reciprocated. The vaginal penetration was shot well enough but she lacked the polished moves of an expert, her passive riding at least covered partially by her handjob ending where she stroked his genetic juice out of his pecker to taste it. Their relative lack of chemistry was a downer but she was cute all the same.

Chanel Preston with Dale

Scene Two: Vanessa Cage, a very appealing blonde with a lean body and winning smile, was up next as she massaged demanding Alex Gonz. He wanted more extensive services and she obliged him, jerking him off and blowing him before straddling his face in a 69 and then his cock. She was an active rider and the vaginal positions showed she was more experienced than the last gal, her perfectly shaven snatch and ass cheeks rippling as Alex pounded her pussy hard on the table. The chemistry was modest at best but she was loud and into it, Vanessa blowing him to completion at the end and swallowing his population pudding.

Scene Three: Tia Cyrus, a tiny brunette wearing a loose and dark dress, was up next as she went to creepy Anthony Rosano for a massage. The house was luxurious and fans of very small gals will appreciate her, the gal’s all natural body such that his hands easily worked her over once the baby oil came into play. He began to warm her up with his hands and she reached up to free his pecker, slobbing his knob aggressively before he kissed her and went down on her twat. Tony also did some foot fetish material too but the primary focus of the action was in the vaginal pounding, Anthony doing most of the work. She did get active after being thoroughly warmed up, impaling herself on his pecker and keeping some decent eye contact along the way. The audio seemed a bit askew at times, almost as if it was out of synch, but she finished him off by beating his meat until he spewed forth a good sized wad of spunk all over her hands.

Scene Four: Brooklyn Jade, a cute brunette with a few curves but a minimal porn resume, was up next in an orange dress, the makeshift location of her massage being a table in a living room. Her masseuse was Mark Wood and she laid on top of the towel instead of under it, Mark using a lot of oil to lube her up for the massaging. As in the other scenes, the real massaging portion was quickly handled, too quickly for my tastes, but it had the intended effect when she reached out to pull his pud free of his pants to blow him. She teased him orally and otherwise worked his erection with her hand and mouth in unison, Mark boning her vaginally as she passively enjoyed his work. She did get better towards the end of the tryst, pumping her ass as she let his cock dive deeper into her pussy and then jerking him off onto her upper torso as she knelt in front of him.

Scene Five: Chanel Preston, the fetching beauty seen featured on the front cover, was up last and the scene started with her already disrobed and on the massage table. I hate the corner cutting done here and would have appreciated seeing some tease with her given the strength of her previous efforts, Dale DaBone portraying the aging lothario masseuse here. The two of them did appear to have a degree of personal chemistry (maybe lust?) for each other though, the oil glistening on her sweet body as they carried on a bunch of dialogue. His hands started in on her private parts and his mouth pushed her over the edge, her own oral skills coming into play before they vaginally fucked fairly well. The scene then ended when she knelt before him and jerked him off all over her pretty face, the amount of splooge looking a bit weird.

Summary: Happy Endings by director Mike Quasar for Zero Tolerance was a mixed batch of scenes so I rated it as Rent It, the theme of massage experts providing a little something extra in their services at times offering some strokability and replay value (primarily Chanel Preston’s scene). The replay value was not as solid as most company efforts, the technical qualities just as solid as Mike is known for, some of the energy displayed here better than the casting of relative newcomers in four of the scenes. In short, Happy Endings was not the most original series of scenes released by the company of late but there was enough worth at least checking out so give it a look to see if this one might work for you better than it did for me.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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