Released: Mar 01st, 2005
Running Time: 145
Director: Jonni Darkko
Company: Darkko Productions
Distribution Companies: Evil Angel
Cast: Zenza Raggi, Katrina Kraven, Mark Ashley, Sandra Romain, Dillan Lauren, Haley Paige, Katja Kassin
Critical Rating: AAAA
Darkko + Evil = must stock, though not everyone's gonna go for the silent moaning thing.
Darkko keeps saying he wants to do something different than the rest of the gonzo pack, and with this one, he does. His impressive score (house/techno/trance/ambient/however you describe it) constantly plays over the scenes, completely obscuring all moaning and groaning.
We've seen this technique before - over individual scenes and perhaps even entire artisier productions - but certainly not in any hard-edge title we can remember. And while the sounds of sex, at least to this reviewer, always enhance the heat, Bet Your Ass is hot enough as it is. This reviewer also prefers group gropes to one-on-ones, but recognizes that many like simple couplings, so this should definitely appeal to them. All five scenes are b/g pairings.
Darkko the gonzo shooter is second to none, and here, as always, he beautifully captures the anal-intensive action as Zenza Raggi and Mark Ashley rectum-rooter the female cast of wall-to-wall hotties - (in order of appearance) Katja Kassin, Katrina Kraven, Haley Paige, Sandra Romain and perhaps first among equals, fucking stone-cold gorgeous Dillan Lauren. The action also includes drool-laden deep throating, gape, creamy facials and if you don't blink, even one instance of pussy pounding (Paige's scene). Romain spitting her load of man muck onto a mirror, then licking it off is a particularly squalid touch. God, porno can be a beautiful thing.
Pre-noms: Best Gonzo Release, Best Music, Best Videography, Best Sex Scene Couplings (Katja Kassin and Zenza Raggi; Dillan Lauren and Zenza Raggi).