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An Astroknight Bare Boner Review
Running Time: 579 min. total (169 min. DVD 1, 214 min. DVD 2, 195 min. DVD 3)
Production Date: Various
Cast: Angela Stone, Ashton Moore, Asia Carrera, Audrey Bitoni, Austyn Moore, Ava Rose, Ava Vincent, Bree Olson, Briana Banks, Brooke Lane, Carmen Luvana, Caroline Cage, Charlie, Chloe, Courtney Cummz, Dee, Dragon Lily, Dru Barrymore, Eve Laurence, Flower Tucci, Haley Paige, Judy, Julie Meadows, Kayden Kross, Kaylan Nicole, Keri Windsor, Mia Smiles, Missy, Monique, Nina Hartley, Poppy Morgan, Rebecca Lord, Silvia Saint, Stacy Valentine, Stephanie Swift, Tera Patrick, Tori Black, Alec Metro, Brick Majors, Chris Cannon, Colt Steele, Dale Dabone, Derrick Pierce, Evan Stone, Herschel Savage, Ian Daniels, Jean Val Jean, John Decker, Karim, Mark Davis, Mark Wallice, Marty Romano, Mickey G, Mr. Pete, Nick East, Randy Spears, Seth Gamble, Steven St. Croix, Todd Driller, and Tommy Gunn
The Dinner Party
Scene Breakdown:Disc One
Scene 1 - Silvia Saint and Mark Davis from Devoured (pop on tits)
Scene 2 - Briana Banks and Dale DaBone from The Fiesta (facial)
Scene 3 - Briana Banks, Evan Stone, and Marty Romano from Emerald Rain (facial)
Scene 4 - Ava Vincent, Chloe, Ian Daniels, and John Decker from The Edge (pop on tits for each girl)
Scene 5 - Ava Vincent and Mickey G. from Stolen Moments (pop on belly)
Scene 6 - Brooke Lane and Steven St. Croix from X Professionals (pop on belly)
Scene 7 - Dee, Mia Smiles, and Steven St. Croix from Color Blind (pop all over Mia)
Scene 8 - Carmen Luvana and Evan Stone from Rawhide (pop on ass)
Scene 9 - Eve Lawrence and Steven St. Croix from Snow Job (pop on stomach)
Scene 10 - Charlie and Monique from KSEX 106.9 (no pop)
Scene 11 - Nina Hartley, Chris Cannon, and Randy Spears from Nina Hartley’s Guide to Threesomes: Two Guys and a Girl (pop on tits)
Scene 12 - Angela Stone, Carmen Luvana, Hailey Paige, and Tommy Gunn from The Perfect Secretary (pop on Carmen's tits)
Scene 13 - Carmen Luvana, Dragon Lilly, Todd Driller, and Tommy Gunn from O: The Power of Submission (both men pop on Carmen's tits)
Scene 14 - Austyn Moore and Derrick Pierce from Tailgunners (pop on stomach)
Scene 15 - Carmen Luvana and Herschel Savage from Lady Scarface (facial)
Scene 1 - Audrey Bitoni, Ava Rose, Evan Stone, and Jean Val Jean from The Contractor 2 (facial for each girl)
Scene 2 - Carmen Luvana, Courtney Cummz, and Jean Val Jean from Eden (pop on Carmen's ass)
Scene 3 - Bree Olson and Evan Stone from Sunshine Highway (pop in mouth)
Scene 4 - Bree Olson, Poppy Morgan, and Tori Black from The 8th Day (no pop)
Scene 5 - Flower Tucci and Kayden Kross from Kayden's Krossfire (no pop)
Scene 6 - Ava Rose, Bree Olson, and Mr. Pete from Roller Dollz (swallowing facial for Bree)
Scene 7 - Ava Rose, Bree Olson, and Zenza Raggi from Carolina Jones and the Broken Covenant (shared facial with cumswapping)
Scene 8 - Kayden Kross and Tommy Gunn from Rawhide 2 (pop on pussy)
Scene 9 - Kayden Kross and Randy Spears from The Perfect Secretary: Training Day (pop on ass)
Scene 10 - Bree Olson and Seth Gamble from The A-Team: A XXX Parody (pop on stomach)
Condom Usage: Some
What You Need to Know:
Adam & Eve's 40th Anniversary collects scenes from 1994's The Dinner Party with classic stars such as Asia Carrera , Chloe, Rebecca Lord, and Missy right up to current releases such as the XRCO Best Parody nominated The A-Team: A XXX Parody with superstars such as Bree Olson, Kayden Kross, and Tori Black, and spreads the forty scenes and nearly ten hours of footage over three DVDs that are nicely organized by when they were released. At the start of each scene you're tastefully informed of who's in each scene as well as where the scene originally comes from. With this many scenes there's not much that's left out sexually, but since this is Adam & Eve the action never gets that nasty and there's often a bit of artistic style that's worked into the scenes.
As impressive as this release is, it does have one big drawback and that's the technical aspects. The entire movie is presented in anamorphic widescreen, which really would be a beautiful thing if it was done right, but a large portion of the scenes included in this release weren't shot in this aspect ratio. Older scenes like the opening scene from The Dinner Party look every bit as clear if not more clear than they did when they originally came out on DVD. At the same time, rather than just having the “evil black bars” on the edge of the screen the picture is stretched to take up the entire screen. In many places it isn't that noticeable, but many other times it's extremely noticeable. I'll admit that I'm a little unsure of why this was done in the first place as there's one heck of a lot of time covered in these releases and I'm pretty sure there's enough footage here to fill at least one DVD with standard definition video. If Adam & Eve would have remastered all of their older scenes for this release than I'd definitely be impressed, but that doesn't look like the case here and it would make much sense if they were just going to skew the picture after doing so. The technical aspects also vary quite a bit beyond the aspect ratio. Some of them Look great while others looked much worse for the wear, almost as if they were being viewed through beer goggles (which I wasn't at the time as I was drinking wine through many of the scenes here). The technical aspects definitely hold this release back.
The other thing I'll say about this release is that although this is “a great mix of scenes”, I can't exactly say that this is “a mix of great scenes”. The action rarely drops below the average mark, but it also left me wondering why some of the scenes were chosen instead of others in some of the movies Choosing Stephanie Swift and Mark Davis' scene in Search for the Snow Leopard instead of the all girl scene where Asia Carrera and Ashton Moore take on the Amazon-like tribe with Halli Aston, Leanni Lei, Taylor St. Clair, Jennifer Lee, Blair Segal, Gwen Summers, and more immediately came to mind as well as Ava Rose, Bree Olson, and Mr. Pete's scene in Roller Dollz instead of bringing in Teagan Presley and Erik Everhard's scene in the same movie that would let the very popular Teagan be listed on the cover as well when Bree Olson, Kayden Kross, and Ava Rose already had multiple scenes included. The exclusion of current Adam & Eve contract girl Alexis Ford is also noted in addition to other highly popular stars such as Sasha Grey, Alexis Texas, and Jenna Haze (all of whom were featured in The Five). It's great to see that Jenna Jameson is included in the bonus scenes, but she has two great scenes there that could have easily been included in the main movie while relegating one of Kayden Kross or Bree Olson's scenes to the extras. One would think that Jenna would have earned placement in the main feature with at least one of her scenes.
Adam & Eve's 40th Anniversary Collection is an impressive release that still leaves me with mixed feelings. There's a good mix of scenes, but not a great mix of great scenes, and some of the choices in scenes left me scratching my head a bit (the one on my shoulders). The release was also held back quite a bit by the technical aspects with questionable aspect ratios as well as some poor video quality in general. At the same time, it's it's not hard to find this release for under $25 and you get nearly ten hours of footage in it. Even with mixed feelings, with that kind of bang for your buck I can't help but recommend Adam & Eve's 40th Anniversary Collection.
Extras: Trailers (24 covering most of the movies included in the collection on DVD 3), photo galleries (6:15 on DVD 1, 8:15 DVD 2, 8:05 on DVD 3), commercials, and two bonus scenes (Jenna Jameson, Diva, and Frank Towers from The Dinner Party, and Jenna Jameson and Draghixa from Elements of Desire).
Verdict: Although this release isn't without its faults, including a major aspect ratio problem with some of the video and some poor quality video, I also can't help but recommend this release. There's nearly ten hours of porn here and stores are offering it for about $20 to $25. At that price although I'm not wild about the technical aspects and some of the scenes chosen for the release, I can definitely live with them.
Note to Adam & Eve: You show some nice care in certain areas of your compilations, but the technical aspects have been a consistent area of problems. I hope you pay a little more attention in this area and fix it soon as it should not be this big of a problem with the care you put into the technical aspects of most of your releases.
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