NOTE: This is an amateur video. Amateur and homemade movies donít have the budget nor the resources of studio porn, and therefore rarely get close to the same quality technically. Iím rating this DVD on the same scale, but most homemade or amateur features would rarely make it above a 3 on the standard scale I use for studio porn for their technical aspects. The performers also arenít normally the Ďglamour starsí one expects from studio porn, and instead use people who look like somebody you might encounter in your day to day life. Finally, the camera work has a different feel, as itís often shot from a tripod or with somebody who doesnít have the technical training or experience of professional cameramen. That said, amateur and homemade features have a great charm to them, simple because the people in them are doing what theyíre doing to have fun and because they enjoy it. All the things that separate them from studio porn contribute to that charm, I hope people will keep that in mind when checking out this review and not just look at the ratings as the ultimate word on this release. Since the technical aspects are normally lacking and there normally isnít much for extras in amateur features, Iíve weighted my overall rating more heavily towards the sex than I do in most studio porn.
The Little Details
Running Time: 78 min.
Production Date: 3 / 11 / 2008
Director: None credited
Cast: Daphne, Grace, Misty, Selena Silver, George, Rick, and Tom
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: When it comes to real amateur porn I have yet to find a studio that compares to Shot at Home and I can't help but look forward to every release I see from them.
Initial Reaction: It's just as good as I hoped.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting plenty of chemistry with their smut or who's curious about Shot at Home.
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a lot of nastier sex
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are pretty good for a homemade movie. The audio is clear and for the most part nicely balanced, with very little for background noises. The video is a bit weaker, mostly because it has some noticeable grain and a bit of camera shake, and presented in the full frame format. Thereís some soft focus blurs as well, but for a homemade movie it looks pretty good.
Watermark Warning: Although the normally donít bother me much, there is a small and tasteful watermark warning that stays in the lower right corner. This made it very easy to filter out for me, and quite honestly, I didnít notice it unless I thought about it.
Menus: The menus are pretty simple. The main menu keeps Shot at Homeís usual style with their logo and a photo from the movie. The chapter menu is also simple, and lets you choose where to go in the movie based on six clips from the movie.
The FeatureShot at Home 9 collects scenes from four different Shot at Home releases. Each scene starts out nicely letting the viewer know who the performers are before moving on with the action.
|Scene 1 Ė Grace and Tom|
The opening scene comes from Grace & Tom 2: Butt Fucked. Grace starts out talking about how she's never deep throated a cock but is willing to give it a try after hearing how some of her girlfriends love to do it as she lies back wearing a white wifebeater. She smokes a cigarette as Tom moves in with a pair of vibrators and she puts one to work around her pussy as he takes the other and starts working it around and into her ass. He takes his time and slides it into her pussy for a little extra lubrication before going back down and finally getting it in. They take a little break and then take their time working it back in while Grace enjoys the effect of the vibe on her pussy. After another break Tom decides to join in and they go right to sixty-nining. They fuck doggie style a little before Grace says those six little words almost every man dreams of hearing: ďPut your cock in my ass!Ē. Tom slowly obliges her with an anal missionary fuck that gradually picks up speed before moving back to her pussy (after a cut which was hopefully for a quick clean up so that Grace doesnít turn into a walking cottage cheese factory). Grace tells Tom that she wants him to cum in her pussy, and he grants her wish. After a quick cut to grab the camera and for Grace to light up another smoke, he watches as his seed runs out her pussy.
This is a very nicely done scene. I really like the slow pace, especially for the anal. Itís great to see that Grace and Tom arenít so experienced with anal that it comes extremely easy, as here it comes off extremely realistic. I love how they took their time with the toy as well as Tomís talking with Grace about both it and the deep throat attempt to see how well she enjoyed it. This scene feels a bit drawn out, but itís still very nice.
|Scene 2 Ė Daphne and George|
The second scene comes from Daphne and George 2 with George having cute bottle blonde Daphne check out what looks like an abandoned warehouse with him. George can't resist sucking her tits with how alone he thinks they are, and convinces her to flash him a little ass as they head further inside to get it on. Daphne sucks his cock and checks for people before lowering her bald beaver down on George's trouser snake, riding him first in the traditional cowgirl and then in reverse cowgirl. She sucks him clean before laying back to take George missionary style, and then lets him pop around her pussy and stomach.
This is a darn hot scene. Daphne looks fantastic, and I love her slight squeamishness about getting caught as well as how turned on she seems to get. She and George mix things up nicely through the scene and have great chemistry from start to finish. I can see some people turned off by how much George talks, as he never seems to shut up through the scene, and I'll readily admit that normally I'd be right there with them. Here, however, I have to disagree since George's enthusiasm and vocals really seem to urge Daphne on. This is another great scene.
|Scene 3 Ė Selena Silver|
Next up is a scene from Selena Silver at Home Vol. 1 with Selena inside on her bed. Selena plays gently and teases you with her ass before sliding a finger in it. She plays with each of her holes with her fingers a bit and then breaks out a couple toys. She double penetrates herself with her toys, and brings herself to a nicely vocal orgasm.
This is a great solo scene. Selena puts some great effort into the scene, and definitely shows off a love of multiple cocks. As usual, things come off as incredibly naturally and although itís a Ďdirtierí scene, it never feels nasty. This is a great scene that nicely straddles amateur and professional porn.
|Scene 4 Ė Misty and Rick|
The final scene comes from Misty and Rick 10. Misty starts out stroking Tom's cock as he lies back on a bed before quickly getting up to ride him reverse cowgirl style. She rubs her clit as she rides him before hopping off to sixty-nine him. They get back up for Rick to fuck Misty doggie and reverse cowgirl style before she lays back and lets him finger her ass. She lets Rick fuck her ass missionary style before sitting up to suck her ass off his cock. Rick encourages her to play with her pussy and make herself cum as she sucks his cock before fucking her again as she lays back on the bed. Finally Rick comes up and pops in Misty's eager mouth for her to swallow it down.
This is yet another nicely done scene. I've only seen a couple of Misty's releases, but she's always shown a great love for sex and this scene is no different. There's great chemistry between her and Rick, and she gives up the ass extremely nicely. Her friend behind the camera does a great job urging them on as well as capturing the action, and the scene moves at a very nice pace. This is a hot anal scene.
Shot at Home 9 is a very nice collection of scenes from Shot at Home's many amateur lines. There's a nice mix of action here as well as looks to the performers. You get both sides of the ocean, anal, masturbation, and even some public sex. Although I'd already seen half of the scenes here before now they weren't anything close to seeming old, and in fact the scenes reminded me of how much I enjoyed them or other series by the performers the first time I watched them. I was also really happy to see the care put into the movie to let viewers know who each of the performers are so that if a viewer wants to see more of them they can easily know who to check out on Shot at Home's website. Shot at Home 9 is a nicely done release that shows why Shot at Home makes some of the best amateur porn out there.
The Extra StuffThere's a preview reel lasting about twenty minutes.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, amateur, masturbation, toys, anal, DP (toy), cream pie (vaginal), ass to mouth, and swallowing
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many Shot at Home releases can be found online for between about $13 and $25 with several stores offering them for under $20. At the low end this one's a steal. There's a nice mix of action and the performers are nicely identified so you can check out more of them if you so choose. The technical aspects are below average compared to professional porn, but for amateur porn are pretty average, and there's a touch of effort put into the extras to help out the overall DVD. This is a nicely done release that shows some good care.
Note to Shot at Home / Pulse Productions: Thank you for putting such consistent care into your releases.
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