Running Time: 120 min.
Production Date: 5 / 20 / 1999
Director: Christoph Clark
Cast: Nikki Anderson, Cassandra Wild, Sasha, Eva Mercedes, Daniella Rush, Ivana, Remigo Zampa, Steve Holmes (here listed as Christian), David Perrry. Alberto Rey, Richard Langin, Hatman, and of course, Christoph Clark
Initial Expectations: Lately I’ve really been getting into Christoph’s movies. I haven’t seen much of his early stuff, so I’m looking forward to this one.
Initial Reaction: It’s good, but focused more on anal than on fetish.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of anal, fetish, and gaping action
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting soft and cuddly anal action or some of the extreme fetish action like found in Tanya Hyde’s movies
Audio /Video Quality: The age of the feature shows a little in the technical aspects here. The audio is normally decently balanced, but there are a few areas where it seems a little off. There’s also a few minor background noises in a couple points in the movie. The video also has a few minor problems. There’s a little grain throughout the movie, with it becoming a little noticeable in several places, as well as a few places with some very noticeable pixelation. The video also freezes a couple times in the movie while the audio continues, and I’m not sure if this was deliberate or not. Regardless, it definitely interfered with the movie for me. On the plus side, this lighting is very well done with barely a single shadow interfering with things.
Menus: The menus here show some care, as well as let you know that this was an early Evil Angel DVD. The main menu is nicely animated, and lets you know right away that this isn’t going to be your typical porno. The chapter menu lets you choose a scene based on a small clip from each scene and a scene number. There’s also a fetish menu that lets you jump to specific sex acts such as feet, toys, or titty fucking.
The Feature: Hardball 4 revolves around Hatman, a very normal looking older guy (which isn’t the best thing in porn) and Cassandra Wild, a gorgeous blonde with a killer body, who are in Budapest with Hatman hoping to shoot Cassandra for his magazine. While touring the city they bump into Christoph Clark, who Hatman wants to interview for his magazine. Christoph tells them about some of his sexual experiences, while Cassandra finds herself drawn into the world of adult film.
Ivana, a fairly unattractive brunette with titties so big that she could probably breast feed an entire maternity ward without a problem, starts things out. This isn’t a typical scene, and mostly includes flashes of Ivana in different fetishwear and masturbating with different toys. It’s an odd way to start out the movie, but does work into the next scene.
Christoph Clark starts the first real sex scene flashing back to a blindfolded Nikki Anderson surrounded by toys and a slightly dominating Ivana. Christoph teases Nikki a little before letting her fuck her ass with a few toys and working it over with the black glove that many people know Christoph for. He plugs her ass before having her suck his cock, and goes over to give Ivana, who’s been diddling herself while watching, a little attention before fucking Nikki’s ass. Christoph goes back and forth between fucking Nikki’s ass, never even appearing to acknowledge that she has another usable hole, and giving Ivana a little attention to make sure she’s happy as she watches them. After working on Nikki a bit more, including a bit with a clear speculum, Clark fucks Nikki’s feet until he pops and then lets Ivana stroke him to a second pop.
This is a very different opening scene, and has some very nice artistic touches. Christoph makes great use of color in the scene, mainly with red and black, and this helps set the scene apart a little. I’m sure most people don’t care about the colors, so let me say that the sex feels great too. I haven’t seen Nikki much, but I’ve heard more than a few comments about her being a little cold. That doesn’t happen here, as she seems to be completely into what Christoph does to her through the scene. The bits with Ivana seem a little odd, or maybe it’s just because I don’t find her at all attractive, but they also make the scene work. This is a different scene, and although I think many people will really enjoy it because of this, I think just as many will be turned off.
Cassandra heads the next scene with Hatman. She starts it off dressing sexily and peeing (which sadly, you don’t get to see), not knowing that Hatman is watching her from outside. She isn’t happy when she finds out that Hatman has been spying on her, but quickly gets over it and shows him her amazing body before he buries his face between her legs. Cassandra gobbles Hatman’s knob before he eats her a little more and fucks her missionary style on the edge of the tub. Hatman finishes things off appearing to pop in Cassandra’s pussy and than collapses on her asleep.
Although this is a fairly tame scene, it’s also great. There’s a very fun feel to the entire scene, and Christoph does a great job of capturing Cassandra’s goddess-like body. She always looks like she’s having a great time, which I think goes a long way towards making many guys enjoy porn when you see women as beautiful as Cassandra take on guys like Hatman. It’s also the only scene in the movie without an extremely strong anal emphasis, and in fact, doesn’t include any anal action of any kind.
The next scene gets Cassandra a little fetish action as she dreams about taking on Remigio Zampa. She’s in black latex and leather, completely with a mask, and is working her ass over with a big black dildo when Remigio finds her. He helps Cassandra fuck her ass with the toy and spreads her cheeks to show her gaping before fucking her ass with his cock. Remigio works Cassandra’s ass in a couple positions, but never gives her much length, preferring instead to give her just enough to get her to gape. Cassandra slowly gets out of her outfit while sucking and stroking Remigio, and finishes things up with a nice facial.
Cassandra shines again in this scene. The lust in her eyes goes far beyond what the mask hides, and the anal emphasis in this scene nicely makes up for the lack of anal in Hatman’s scene with Cassandra. Christoph also takes some nice artistic risks at the start of the scene, and although I think they went on a little long, it didn’t go on so long that I started to reach for the remote.
Danielle Rush pays a visit to Christoph at his office in the fourth scene. He convinces her to stay, and she lets him work her ass over with his fingers and a few different toys. Not surprisingly, the toys are rather large, and Christoph also works Danielle up to four fingers. I don’t doubt that Danielle also took Christoph’s fist anally, but you don’t get to see it here. Surprisingly, there’s no fucking in the scene between Danielle and Christoph. He works her ass over with his fingers and the toys, but his cock is never even touched.
Once again, Christoph manages to make one of his scenes feel unique. It’s basically a tease scene, but it goes so far beyond that while never getting to fucking. On paper, I’d really have doubts about this scene, but watching it, all of it works very well. It’s an extremely hot scene with great chemistry, and one of my favorites in the movie.
Sasha takes on David Perry, Richard Langin, Alberto Rey, and Steve Holmes in the penultimate scene. As Alberto captures the scene on camera, Sasha takes on the other three guys and Hatman and Cassandra Wild show up to watch. Sasha starts off sucking the guys before taking a dildo in the can while Cassandra diddles herself while watching. Hatman and Alberto do what they can to help out Cassandra when they see how much she’s getting into it. Cassandra also gets into it with Sasha, fingering her ass before letting the guys fuck it. As Sasha gets fucked, Cassandra fingers her own ass and puts in a speculum so the guys can see deep inside her. Cassandra gets in the action as well, with both her and Sasha getting DPed by the end of the scene. Sasha stays away from a spunky finish, and lets the guys fuck Cassandra and pop on her pussy before licking it off her pussy and ass.
I’m a little torn on this scene. There’s a lot to like here, and Cassandra does her normal amazing job. Unfortunately, Sasha seemed like she was being downplayed in the scene which gave me an odd feeling because it started out seeming like it was to be her scene. After the scenes that lead up to this scene I was looking forward to seeing what Sasha could do. Granted, she doesn’t have the presence that Cassandra does (few stars do), and perhaps this is why the camera seemed to avoid her at times. For anybody who’s looking forward to another Cassandra scene, however, they’ll probably love this scene.
Finally, Danielle Rush returns for a little action with Eva and Christoph Clark. Eva works on a blindfolded Danielle’s ass with her fingers, and once again I don’t think there’s much doubt as to whether or not Danielle takes an anal fisting as she normally takes four of Eva’s fingers most of the way into her ass. After warming Danielle’s ass up, Eva turns her over to Christoph. Christoph has her suck his cock before vigorously fucking her ass. Finally, Christoph lets Danielle have a nice mouthful of spunk while Eva basically watches all the action.
Once again, Christoph varies things a bit while keeping the same focus. It works pretty well here, and I really like how the scene was split in two. The portion with Eva seemed a little redundant for me, as it’s basically the same exact thing that Danielle did with Christoph just a couple scenes earlier. Christoph actually getting into the scene made a big difference here, and after the earlier scene with Danielle, made this a very nice scene to finish with.
Hardball 4: Fuck Fetishes is a good anal-centric movie, but leaves me a bit torn in some ways. On the plus side, the girls all appear to really be into ass action, and barely ever seem the least bit uncomfortable. On the negative side, the movie seemed a little limited at times. With a title like Fuck Fetishes, I was hoping for a good variety of fetish sex, and although there is some, a couple of the scenes are completely devoid of any fetish action. There also isn’t any rimming or ass to mouth, and I think Cassandra is the only girl who gets any attention for her pussy. Yes, I know this is an anal movie, but things seemed so focused at times that I started to zone out. I like variety, and although some of what Christoph did really did add variety, the focus was still so strong on anal that I found the movie lacking at times. That said, I know that Christoph has varied his style a few times while making movies, and since this appears to be one of his earlier movies, I’m willing to chalk some of that up to trying to find his groove. Christoph also seems to be trying to find his artistic groove, as some of the time his artistic attempts worked for me and some of the time they fell flat. Despite these problems, it’s still good enough that I want to see more of Christoph’s early stuff, if for no other reason to track some of his progression up to making the amazing movies he’s currently turning out. Hardball 4: Fuck Fetishes is a great movie for anal enthusiasts, but others might not enjoy it quite as much.
Extras: There isn’t much here for extras. The photo gallery contains just under twenty snapshots, all of which look very good. There’s also a biography for Christoph Clark and website information.
Themes: Straight, tease, fetishwear, toys, masturbation, B&D, anal, tit-fucking, toe-ing, voyeurism, and lesbian
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Condom Usage: None
Overall: Currently, most Evil Angel DVDs can be found online for between $18 and $30 with many stores offering them for around $20. The low end seems very fair for what you get here. The sex is well done, and does a good job focusing on anal. Sadly, there isn’t much for extras and the technical aspects aren’t quite up to Evil Angel’s normally high levels.
Note to Christoph Clark / Evil Angel: It’s great to see how far you’ve come since this, both with your movies and your DVDs!
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