Note: I do my best to identify all the performers in a movie, but here there's a few questions between the box cover, opening credits, the closing credits, and the sex scene breakdown that was sent out in a reviewer packet. Between those three sources, Kapri Styles and Nubia are the only girls who appear in all four, so I'm going by the opening credits which shows the girl in action along with a name.
The Little Details
Running Time: 97 min.
Production Date: 9 / 11 / 2006
Director: The Black Pope
Cast: Crystal, Janisan, Kapri Styles, Nubia, Tia, Brian Pumper, Sledge Hammer, Tee Reel, and Tony Eveready with host Space
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Rap does nothing for me and I've seen very little all black porn to do much of anything for me either. I can't say that I'm too excited about this one.
Initial Reaction: It's not bad, but it is very inconsistent.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of rap and all black porn
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting lots of passionate sex
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are slightly above average. The audio is clear and well balanced for the first few scenes, but the balance falters in the last scene with the pool noises coming off just as loud if not louder than the performers in the final scene. The video is presented in the full frame format and looks pretty good. It's nicely lit and free of grain. There's some noticeable motion in most of the scenes along with quite a poor balance of angles.
Music: In addition to hosting Baller Nation, Space also provides the music. The music leads into several of the scenes and then disappears as the sex starts.
False Advertising: The front cover lists both that this is a 2 Disc Set as well as there being a free music CD included. There is a free music CD, but it also ends up being the second disc in the set. To me, the 2 Disc Set claim would refer to this being two DVDs with the CD being a third bonus, and when instead it's one DVD with basically no extras and a half length CD I felt more than a little shorted with this release. If that isn't enough, there's also the naming confusion between the opening credits, closing credits, and boxcover where you don't really know who the heck is really in the movie. I'm deducting a full point from the overall score because of these cover claims.
Menus: The main menu blends a still with a clip form the movie for an okay first impression. The chapter menu has a touch of style, but also comes off as being very generic by letting you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a scene number rather than something meaningful like the name of the performers in the scene.
The FeatureBaller Video Magazine works with a magazine-like feel. Space hosts each scene and introduces the girls, as well as talking about being black.
|Scene 1 – Nubia and Tee Reel|
Nubia, a hot light skinned black girl with her hair in ponytails dances around and shakes a great ass while stripping down before Tee joins her. They share a kiss before she goes to work softly sucking his cock into her throat while giving him some nice eyes. Nubia mixes in some nice ball sucking and stroking as she picks it up before laying back and letting Tee fuck her missionary style as she smiles and urges him on. Tee slides behind her to spoon her pussy before having her ride him reverse cowgirl style, and then lets Nubia hoist her goodies in the air for him to pile drive her. They mix in a little oral as Tee fucks Nubia doggie style, and finish things up with an okay facial.
This is a pretty good scene. Nubia is extremely cute and has a great body. She also has very nice chemistry with Tee who seems to really appreciate her great natural body as well. The scene moves along at a nice pace and the camera work captures the action quite well. There aren't really any position changes shows, but the editing works well enough so that you don't feel like you're missing too much. This is a pretty hot opening scene that drew me into the movie pretty well.
|Scene 2 – Kapri Styles and Brian Pumper|
After Kapri shakes her booty around a pool a bit she changes outfits and starts on her knees sucking Brian's cock as he mouths off. He has her strip down so he can go straight to fucking her missionary style before having her get up so he can spear her shitpussy reverse cowgirl style. Kapri spins to the side to show off a bit of her great ass as Brian continues to fuck it as well as getting on all fours for him. She takes some nice tastes of her ass and lets Brian pile drive it before finally having him but in her ass as he spoons it. Brian holds a margarita glass up to her ass and after a little work she cumfarts it back out and swallows it down.
This is another pretty hot scene. Kapri looks great both shaking her ass before the scene and taking on the cock in the scene with the looks appearing completely different. She does a great job taking Brian in each of her holes and doesn't bat an eye at eating the cum after it flows out her ass. This is another nicely done scene and easily the nastiest in the movie.
|Scene 3 – Crystal and Tony Eveready|
Crystal, a black woman with a few tats and curly hair, gives Tony a bit of a show before lying back and letting him play with her pussy. She sucks his cock in return before letting him fuck her missionary style and spoon her pussy. Crystal moves up to bounce her ass on his bone reverse cowgirl style before laying back and letting him spear her shithole missionary style as he chokes her. He also fucks her ass from behind before popping on her face with Crystal keeping her mouth closed as tightly as possible and looking like she's glad it's over when it's done.
This scene just didn't do it for me. Crystal does a decent job taking Tony in her ass, but the chemistry rarely got beyond the average mark for me and at times she didn't look like she was enjoying it at all. Even worse was the camera work, which was plagued by motion and which focused way too much on close-ups. This scene left plenty to be desired.
|Scene 4 – Katrina and Sledge Hammer|
Katrina, an average looking black girl with her hair dyed red, shakes a nice full ass around in a lime green and black bikini and skirt. The action cuts to her sucking Sledge's thick black cock before getting up to ride it in both cowgirls. Sledge also fucks her ass missionary and doggie style before letting her have a nice pop in her mouth.
This is a fairly forgettable scene. Katrina has a nice ass, but a dirty looking undercarriage. The chemistry is pretty dead throughout the scene and most of her reactions look like they're faked for the camera. Combine that with very few distance shots and you have a scene that's more than forgettable for me.
|Scene 5 – Janisan and Tony Eveready|
Finally, Janisan, a heavily tattooed black woman who looks like she eats a few too many meals at Popeye's shakes her thang around a little before sucking balding Tony's cock outside by the pool. The move inside for him to fuck her missionary style while choking her before raising her arms up to show off the white deodorant she uses as Tony talks nasty to her. Janisan gets up to ride him reverse cowgirl style next before letting him take her doggie style. She even lies back to let him pile drive her pussy before looking bored as he pops on her face.
This is a pretty average scene. Janisan looks to get into the action okay, but her reaction to the facial took the scene back a notch. The camera work also lags a bit here, but it's much better than in the last couple scenes. This scene picks things up a bit from the last couple scenes, but it still barley makes the average mark.
Baller Nation Video Magazine 1 starts off strong and then fizzles out. Nubia and Kapri easily turn out the best scenes with the others lagging behind quite a bit. There's nicely done camera work and chemistry in those first two scenes, but after that there's a fair amount of camera motion and way too many close-ups for my tastes with the chemistry dropping off dramatically. The other problem for me, which went throughout the entire movie, is that although there's plenty of great asses, there's very few positions to really show them off. The focus is definitely on reverse cowgirl and missionary instead of cowgirl, but thankfully there is quite a bit of doggie throughout the movie. Baller Nation Video Magazine 1 has a bit of decent action, but not nearly enough to make me look forward to a second installment.
The Extra StuffThe photo gallery includes about two dozen very nice looking snapshots and full screen photos. There are also cumshots, a rap video, and a bonus CD featuring five songs from Space's upcoming album.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, all black, anal, ass to mouth, cream pie (anal), cum farting, and cum eating
Raincoat Factor: Medium High
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, Baller Nation can be found for between about $15 or $20. Rent this one or aim low for this one. There's a couple good scenes, but plenty holding it back as well. The technical aspects are slightly above average with no real effort being put towards the extras. This is a pretty average release that could use a bit more effort everywhere.
Note to Baller Nation: First, please watch your cover claims. You had some pretty misleading claims here, and that's not a good way to start out a company. Second, please watch your performers. It doesn't look good when your press releases and covers list performers different than what's in the movie.
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