Released: Feb 04th, 2008
Running Time: 280 Min.
Director: William H.
Company: Elegant Angel Productions
DVD Extras: Behind the Scenes, Bonus Scenes, Fetish Menus, Interviews, Still Gallery(ies), Trailer(s)
Cast: Jada Fire, Rebeca Linares, Mr. Pete, Eva Angelina, Sasha Grey, James Deen, Anthony Rosano, Mark Davis, Jenna Haze, Brianna Love, Mick Blue, Alexis Texas
Critical Rating: AAAA 1/2
Performers of the Year is a 2-Disc Set, featuring 7 brand new scenes, and starring some of the biggest names of the year: Brianna Love, Jenna Haze, Eva Angelina, Alexis Texas, Rebeca Linares, Jada Fire, and AVN Performer of the Year, Sasha Grey. This series is all set to became an annual Elegant Angel celebration of the best girls in the industry, directed by the award winning lensman, William H. Since the company's beginnings in the early 1990's, Elegant Angel has had a tradition of creating innovative Gonzo pornography. In keeping with that tradition, the company has endeavored to produce high quality smut over the past twelve months. Performers of the Year is a statement of the studio's intentions for 2008, to take its productions to an even higher level of hardcore sex and creativity. In an industry over-saturated with uniformity, Elegant Angel is the company that customers can rely upon for an original, refreshingly strokable brand of hardcore gonzo porn. But, what makes porn so fun to watch are the amazing girls in this business and that's what this series celebrates. DO NOT MISS: Performers of the Year.
Seven gorgeous stars, each a sexual powerhouse, with every scene treated like its own little title. The women are given plenty of time to get into their partners (lots of kissing), and extra-special care seems to have been given to makeup, hair and lighting.
After an illuminating interview and a well-shot dance or tease sequence, each girl, except newcomer Texas, does anal sex. At least three encounters are downright volcanic.
Rebeca Linares's appeal is enhanced by the reactions of her partner, Anthony Rosano, a relative newcomer who can't seem to get over the fact that he's fucking such a beauty. Many viewers will surely put themselves in his place.
For someone who only recently started doing on-camera anal, Eva Angelina throws herself into it aggressively, pumping her hips on Rosano's dick in several positions. And she does some dynamite dancing.
Jada Fire and Mark Ashley have worked together often, but rarely with such incendiary chemistry. "Look what you fuckin' do to me!" gasps Ashley, that normally impassive fucking machine, as he pumps out a seemingly endless stream of semen. (And yes, Elegant Angel's Squirtwoman does release a geyser of her own.)
Brianna Love's ample booty gets pounded to the gaping point by James Deen. Sasha Grey eggs on Mick Blue - "Fuck my fuckin' ass!" - as only she can. Mark Davis drives Jenna Haze over the top with his chokehold butt-fucking.
With many extra features and scenes worth replaying, this is a two-disc set consumers will want to hang on to.
Pre-noms: Best High End All-Sex Release. Best Director, Non-Feature: William H. Best Couples Sex Scene: Rebeca Linares, Anthony Rosano; Jada Fire, Mark Ashley. Best Anal Sex Scene: Eva Angelina, Anthony Rosano. Best Videography: William H. Best Editing: Graham Travis, Bossman Hall. Best DVD Extras.
Retailing: Seven fan favorites in a class-act package - not a hard sell.