|Up And Cummers 64 (2000)|
The First Word: Now this gets my attention: A matchup between the Alaska's porn starlett April Flowers and ebony stud Mr. Marcus? Plus a trio of lovely, all natural beauties from around the globe? This should be good!
What's It About?: The format of Up and Cummers is the same in every volume: It's an all-sex gonzo shot in Randy's home, with a short interview segment and posing for the camera fronting long sex scenes. The video is shot by Randy himself or another cameraman if he's in the scene too. This volume features four pretty, ass-tastic girls, April Flowers, Mariah, Juelie, and Charmane.
April Flowers is a skinny, 20-year old blonde from Alaska. She's got a great ass, which is obvious when Randy has her bend over for the camera. I don't really care for her strangely shaped fake boobs (they're more like pyramids, not melons), but she does have a cute shaved pussy to go with her great ass. She doesn't talk much during the scene, but Randy manages to fill the silence himself. Mr. Marcus comes into the room for the meet, greet, and then fuck. It's a pretty nervous and awkward introduction, but after a little backrub, she warms up a bit. There's a nice bit of cunnilingus to start before she blows Marcus to full erection. The sex is hard, intense, and provides for great visuals, such as the deep penetrating cowgirl and when she uses her dancer's muscles to really grind on his rod. This hot scene ends with a vaginal creampie as Marcus withdraws. Not much more than a little dribble of cum out of April, but a good interracial scene nonetheless.
Mariah is a 19-year old cute brunette with small tits who is supposedly Sicilian. Since this is an anal scene, Randy goes to work on her backdoor with a little analingus. The action moves back to conventional with the customary BJ, and four different vaginal positions (of which, I liked the scissors position the best because of the great penetration shot it affords). Finally, we get to the anal, in doggy position then missionary. Randy is very slow and gentle, and I can see why a lot of girls like working with him. There's a bit of a debriefing where Mariah describes how it felt to get it in the ass. She finishes him off by stroking him off while sucking him. He cums in her mouth but we don't see the typical open mouth during the shot for "proof." It's a hot and relatively rare ending to the scene.
Next, Eastern Europe comes to visit Randy's pad as Juelie and her boyfriend Peter drop by for her first boy-girl scene. Juelie is 22, a Czech brunette with smallish natural boobs. Her English is pretty good and she holds her own in the interview. The sex begins with Juelie spreading wide open for a gyno shot. The boyfriend comes into the picture and we see that he's got a nice-sized unit, not huge, but quite adequate. Highlights of this scene include a titfuck, toe sucking, and a hot penetration angle as she rides him cowgirl. But the best shot comes as Randy captures the couple in coitus while she watches in the mirror -- it's a great idea and the highlight of the scene.
The final scene features Charmane in a continued scene from Up And Cummers 63. Charmane is a pretty Filipino girl with natural breasts. This scene is primarily anal, both doggy and missionary. It's somewhat funny that Randy makes almost as much noise as she does -- gee, I think he likes anal, what do you think? I wish the ending was stronger than the typical Randy West facial popshot (i.e. not very impressive). But regardless, this is one of the most solid Up And Cummers volume that I've seen.
What I liked: (Mostly) Natural, Pretty Girls: I'll have to hand it to Randy, he's managed to get a very attractive and mostly natural crop of debutantes here. Aside from April's strange breasts, all of the girls are quite appealing. And they all have wonderful tushes to go with their other attributes.
It's not just the Randy Show: Although Randy does bone two of the four women, he's been doing a good job lately of sharing the role of de-video virginizing with others. Having Mr. Marcus fuck April is a totally different animal than Randy fucking April -- one I'd definitely pay money to see, the other I would not go out of my way to watch. The Juelie/Peter scene was good because there was no awkwardness and very good chemistry since the two are a couple.
What I didn't like: Randy's Gift for Gab: While he doesn't ask annoying questions, Randy tends to get on my nerves for his pre-game banter and flattery. I'd rather hear less background (questions like "how did you decide to get into the adult business" are interesting, but the answers tend to be not as interesting as you might think). and more sex. Randy's definitely not as annoying as, say, Ed Powers, but he still talks quite a bit.
Scenes That Are Too Long: I would prefer to see Randy shoot 5-6 girls in 2 1/4 hours rather than just 4 in that time. Scenes that are 30-minutes or more in length tend to try my patience, and make me start to wonder whether there's anything that made it to the cutting room floor. These aren't home videos, so I would do without the long, repetitive shots and minutes worth of softcore body examination.
DVD Extras: As is typical with New Machine releases, there aren't that many extras to be found. Just a 14-picture photo gallery and trailers for eight other Randy West titles from the Up And Cummers and I Love Lesbians series.
A/V Quality: Since Randy's shooting with high-quality handheld video cameras in a studio-lit environment, the product is consistently good. Perhaps not the quality of a major gonzo studio like Evil Angel or Diabolic, but it speaks volumes that the production value is not the biggest liability of the series. It's nice not to have to nitpick about A/V quality, lighting, and DVD mastering for a change.
The Last Word: I think this is a very solid pro-am video that works because of the pretty girls in hot and creative action. I especially enjoyed the great interracial pairing of Marcus and April, even though technically it's a professional scene. It's not for everyone, especially if you are looking for more extreme newbie initiations (more guys, more anal, more circus stuff). But it gets my recommendation since it's an entirely watchable video throughout all of the scenes with several moments that will make you reach for the rewind button on your remote.