Running Time: 81 min. (according to RAME)
Production Date: 2 / 15 / 1999
Director: Michael Raven
Cast: Jill Kelly, Inari Vachs, Mila, Gina Ryder, Alexandra Nice, Teri Starr, Allysin Chaynes, Gwen Summers, Blair Segal, Mark Davis, T. T. Boy, Chris Cannon, Pat Myne, Lexington Steele, J. J. Michaels, Jack Hammer, and John West
Initial Expectations: Michael Raven is one of my favorite directors, so I have high hopes for this feature even though Sin City has put out some pretty lackluster DVDs.
Initial Reaction: Itís a pretty good raincoater feature, but not as good as some of Ravenís other works.
Who Should Watch It : Raincoaters and people who like slightly nastier sex
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody who thinks VCA and Vivid are a little too nasty or who want a plot with their porn.
Audio /Video Quality: The audio is normally clear and well balanced. Thereís a few places where it sounds like there might be people talking in the background, but instead it was some of the music. The video has a little grain, but is still a bit better than VHS. Thereís some decent lighting and only a few shadows. There are a few of the shakes associated with gonzo porn, but those seem to be intentional to set a lower budget mood at the start of the feature.
Music: The music is fairly standard, and normally nicely balanced with the rest of the audio.
Disc Problems / Complaints: This is one of Sin Cityís earlier DVDs, which means it has some annoying problems. Sin City has mandatory commercials for phone sex and their wed site at the beginning. I can respect that some people want to see the phone sex commercials and that Sin City is probably very proud of their web site, but it really ticks me off to have to watch it. Although I donít like having any commercials at the start of a DVD, I could live with it a lot more if they could be skipped. Then when you finally get to the feature, you learn that it doesnít have any time stamp. This is one of my biggest pet peeves, and thankfully something I think Sin City has corrected on their more recent DVDs. Also, the feature is divided into two sections on the DVD, and once you start the second section, you canít scan or skip backwards. This also has thankfully been corrected, but was a very common plague on Sin Cityís early DVDs.
Menus: The main menu is very basic, and doesnít even have any animation outside of a few clips in the selections. The chapter menu is very basic, allowing you to choose a scene based on a small clip of the scene and a scene number.
The Feature: Street Meat is Michael Ravenís gonzo sex style series. Thereís no plot, just a bunch of unconnected sex scenes thatís listed as a six pack of strokes with no fast forwarding necessary in the opening credits. The closest thing to a plot is seeing a flushing toilet and the camera being walked around the house in a porn hunt.
Teri Starr, a cute blonde, starts things off lying on a bed between Chris Cannon and J. J. Michaels with all of them stroking it a bit. She moves away from J. J., which I canít blame him for since he has an evil look in his eye that makes a state trooper who doesnít have a chance of making his speeding tickets quota look like Mother Theresa. Possibly out of fear of reprisal, Teri works her way over to give J. J. a little oral greeting before letting him warm up her pussy with his tongue and fingers. Chris takes the first poke at Teriís pussy as she lies on her back, and then lets J. J. take his stab at things from behind. Teri moves on to take both guys in her ass, starting out with J. J. reverse cowgirl and then finishing with Chris doggie style. Teri wraps things up with two fine facials, which seems like a fitting end for this scene. Itís hot with some great energy, and even has some decent chemistry.
Allysin Chaynes starts off the next scene sucking John Westís cock before theyíre joined by Pat Myne. John moves on to fuck Allysin while she prepares Pat in the proper oral fashion. Allysin sucks and fucks her way between the guys, and they switch back and forth fairly frequently. They also make their way through most of the common positions before Allysin finishes things with a nice double facial. I have a feeling this one wasnít an easy scene to capture, as it has a ton of breaks in the scene where it zooms out and back in. This effect almost completely ruined the scene for me, and didnít ever really give the scene a chance to build anything up.
Pat Myne returns for the next scene to help Jack Hammer, who as usual looks like he was somebodyís prison bitch due to all his tattoos, take on Gwen Summers. Not surprisingly, Gwen starts squealing almost immediately, as Pat works on her pussy and asshole from behind. Gwen moves around to suck Jackís cock, and lets Pat move on to spearing her slit from behind. Gwen doesnít look as good as she has here before, thanks to having on so much eye backup that I thought she might have stopped by to do the scene dressed as a raccoon on her way to a Halloween party. The guys trade back and forth as they fuck Gwen in both doggie and missionary before she hops on for what looks like it might be a sixty-nine with Jack that doesnít result in a visible pop from Jack, although he does twitch a little. Luckily Pat is much more reliable, and gives Gwen a good gob of guy goo on her face to wrap things up. Itís a pretty good scene where, in a surprise twist, nobody heads to the hospital with their ears bleeding from Gwenís squealing. Iím not sure if she got a voice coach after this scene or what, but it made her much more tolerable than some of her more recent scenes. Gwen puts some very nice effort into the scene, but it seems a little off balance with Jack just their as eye candy. Itís eye candy that really needs a wrapper, such as a hefty bag, and is part of what holds this scene back from working completely.
Lexington Steele takes on Blair Segal at Milaís insistence in the next scene. Blair starts out with Lex driving his cock almost all the way into her pussy while Mila swears loudly and slaps Lex. Mila has never really done anything for me other than make the blood rush away from the entire lower half of my body, and sheís no different here. Thankfully Mila buries her face in Blairís pussy as Lex fucks her from behind so she shuts up a little bit, but then Lex goes back to fucking Blair. Mila warms herself up a bit with a double dildo, and then has Blair fuck her pussy with it, both driving it in with her hands and getting on the other end of it as Lex fucks her ass. The girls finish it off sharing a decent facial. If I could stomach Mila, Iím sure this would be a great scene. Instead she seems like she wandered out of some kind of trailer park strip club that specialized in acts with animals. Once again she ruined what could have been a decent scene if anybody else was in it, even Mimi from The Drew Carey Show.
The penultimate scene features Alexandra Nice and Inari Vachs, two ladies who rarely disappoint, with T. T. Boy, who normally seems like a restraining order waiting to happen. Alexandra starts off taking T. T.ís cock in her mouth before sheís joined by Inari, who matches her in cocksucking enthusiasm. The girls trade back and forth a bit, with Alexandra nicely making her way behind Inari to get her pussy and ass warmed up for T. T.ís cock. The girls trade off getting on the end of T. T.ís cock, but never get too far away from it. They get their face right down there to lick away or get a face buried between their own legs. Surprisingly, only Alexandra does anal, which she does in several positions. Inari stays right in there to play with her pussy and keeps working Alexandra over as T. T. fucks her ass. The girls finish things off sharing a pop, and both get right in there without any fear. Itís an amazingly hot scene, and both girls are simply amazing throughout it. This is one of those scenes that should make some guys wish for an extra testicle since theyíre going to drain two of them way too fast. This kind of surprised me, as it has some of the choppy editing style that held Allysin Chaynesí scene back earlier in the feature.
Jill Kelly and Gina Ryder take on Mark Davis to finish off this episode of Street Meat. They start out with some great oral sex. Gina starts out in the middle, with Markís cock in her mouth and Jill playing with her pussy and trash talking to her, and then moves up to site on Markís face while Jill works on his schlong. The girls move down to team up on Markís cock while playing with each otherís pussy, and afterwards Jill finally gets her pussy eaten by Gina. Mark doesnít let the chance go to waste, and plows his pecker into Ginaís great pussy. Gina doesnít move far away for Jillís turn, and sits on Markís face while Jill rides him so she can watch and lick Jillís pussy. Gina and Jill each get another turn with Markís cock, and both eat pussy while getting fucked. Mark finally explodes after pulling out of Jillís snatch, and lets his dick droppings fall into Ginaís waiting mouth below it. Going into this scene I didnít think it could beat the previous scene, but it did. The chemistry is absolutely amazing, with Jill., Gina, and Mark appearing completely into each other at all times. The scene lasted a bit over fifteen minutes and felt like it could go on easily for twice that without getting tiring. Even more surprising was that it felt like there was very little editing done to the scene overall. It had a very smooth flow to it, which I think was a big part of what raised it over the previous scene.
Street Meat was one of Michael Ravenís early efforts into all sex features, long before he came out with features such as Blondes. Itís a good feature, but I thought fairly inconsistent. I admit that some, if not most, of the problems I had were purely personal tastes, such as Mila, but the editing in Allysin Chayneís scene and the lopsidedness of Gwen Summersí scene also held things back for me. Raven is well known for being very artistic, and it doesnít come out in these scenes. Thatís not necessarily a bad thing, since this isnít supposed to be about artistic sex. This is about pussies and asses getting pounded with wild sex. Thankfully, the last couple scenes provided as much hot scene as some entire movies, and raise the entire movie a bit above average. Street Meat might be a little inconsistent, but the good stuff is good enough that you should make sure and check it out if it sounds like it might be your kind of porn.
Extras: The photo gallery includes about three dozen full screen photos that look a little blurry and almost as if they were taken directly from the feature. Trailers are included for Eighteen and Awesome, Eighteen and Anxious, and the first four Just 18 features. Of course, thereís also web site and phone sex commercials that you didnít have a choice whether you were going to watch at the start or not. If you choose to watch them again from the main menu you donít have an option to skip ahead to the menu quickly. You have to watch the entire thing again.
Themes: Straight, group, anal, rimming (male > female and female > female), spanking, inter-racial, lesbian, toys, and toe-ing
Raincoat Factor: Extreme
Overall: Currently, Street Meat can be found online from about $9 to $24 with a couple stores offering it for under $15. Although a few of the scenes lack, itís worth the price just for the last two scenes. The transfer is a little above VHS, but not a lot, and unfortunately the extras are badly lacking.
Note to Sin City: I realize this is one of your earlier DVDs, and itís nice to see that you have improved over time. I hope you continue to bring out Michael Ravenís works on DVD, since heís one of the most creative and versatile directors out there.
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