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Control 4

Studio: Digital Playground » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 11/14/06

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended

Control 4

Digital Playground/Handheld Pictures

Genre: Gonzo

Director: Robby D.

Cast: Brianna Beach, Chris Charming, Jamie Lynn, Sasha Grey, Jerry, Scott Nails, Mindy Main, Whitney Stevens, James Deen, Shay Jordan

Length: 179 minutes

Date of Production: 9/24/2004 to 9/7/2006

Extra's: There was a photogallery, a slide show, a cum shot recap, and trailers for movies such as Cockasian, Island Fever 4, Throb, Pirates, Ass Addiction, Hard Candy 2, (but not Deeper 3, My First Porn 7, Jack's Big Ass Show 3, Sexual Freak 2, Sexual Freak 1, Teagan's Juice, Jack's Playground 32, Jack's POV 3, My First Porn 6, Teen America 15, Jack's Big Ass Show 3, Deeper 2, Jack's Big Tit Show 2, My First Porn 5, Teen America 14, Hot Rod For Sinners, Jack's Playground 31, Jack's Playground 30,Jack's Big Tit Show, Jack's Big Ass Show 2, Island Fever 3, Pirates, Virtual Sex: Teagan Presley, Virtual Sex: Jesse Jane, Virtual Sex: Nikki Hunter, Virtual Sex: Sophia Santi, Control , Deeper, Way of the Dragon, My First Porn 4, Intoxicated, Hard Candy 1, Jack's POV, Porcelain).

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Control 4 was presented in the same 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by director Robby D. to be released by Digital Playground. In terms of lighting and quality of picture, the movie was looking about as solid as any of the "Jack" movies shot for the company in 720p HD with the scenes all looking like Robby's usual gonzo work. There was no grain or video noise observed, I saw no compression artifacts, and the composition of the scenes was such that all the gals were made to look as fantastic as possible. It should be noted that all of the titles under Robby's Handheld Pictures label are his personally crafted movies with virtually no outside assistance (apologies for previously reported credit going to others for editing and the like) with the man himself completely responsible for all aspects of production. Say what you will about some of the choices he made but they succeed far too often to not give credit where credit is due. It was a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround track and had some decent separation and dynamic range, with the various selections providing a nice aural setting for the visuals in the large mansion it was shot in. The other good thing about this one was that some vocals were employed along with the music, elevating the levels of perceived chemistry for me. The music was pretty solid in most cases too, providing the variety needed to give the scenes some extra replay value. The music was minimal and the lack of special effects added to the heat of most scenes.

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Body of Review: Robby D. has largely been responsible as the driving force behind the move of Digital Playground into the gonzo market in recent times, a move that was initially met with considerable skepticism by throngs of fans and critics alike, present company included. That said, he showed the world he had a plan and as it came to fruition, he showed us all that he could transcend the cookie cutter world of the gonzo by giving fans what they wanted yet not feeling the need to copy other industry successes. To up the ante even further, he started his own production company, Handheld Pictures, where his near complete artistic control has proven another step in the evolution of his vision; a vision that I happily agree is a step in the right direction to offering up even better porn. His upcoming Control 4 is a case in point; following the groundwork laid out in Control 1, Control 2, and Control 3 (read about them elsewhere), where a sometimes subtle domination theme went hand in hand with huge levels of tease, wild sex, and a plethora of pussy that offered something special for fans. The addition of contract hotty Shay Jordan (seen on the front DVD cover) was icing on the cake but every performance in the movie was well above average. That said, here's a look at this nearly three hour ode to orifices, noting that no condoms were used:

Scene One: Brianna Beach, a sweet little thing with an all natural body, was up first to show the universe how skilled she was at teasing the camera with her jeans-clad ass bent over and begging for some fun. Unleashing the beast to show a perfect pucker, she proceeded to masturbate and tease with her other body parts too, all while looking a little bit like she had bedroom eyes. The vocals began when well hung Chris Charming joined the picture, her eyes lighting up like a kid on Christmas morning with a stack of toys waiting, her smile going from ear to ear as a result. Rather then just jam it into her mouth; she licked him all over as she savored the meat stick, the camera staying at an intimate distance to keep the action focused. His rod looked to be bigger around then her wrist and she worked him orally with a handjob to boot as her tempo increased as she got more into the action, moving to some of the most active vaginal cock riding I've ever seen from her in the past. She did do some PTM and there were numerous positions that showed she wasn't a debutante, with a limited 69 and lot of fun to be had before he busted a nut on her face (letting it dribble down to her chest). This was a great way to start the movie and her passion for cock surpassed my expectations. Whew!

Scene Two: Jamie Lynn, wearing a goofy hairstyle and leather blinders, was walking around topless in the next clip, allowing Robby to feel her up. Her skimpy blue jean shorts, red stockings, and clear stripper shoes suited her look, with the proper attitude for the series as her helplessness in the barren room projected a sense of power on the part of Robby. She ended it without any actual sex but that open mouth of hers was HAWT!

Scene Three: Sasha Grey, another all natural cutie, wore a metallic mask and collar as she knelt down to service Jerry and Scott Nails in the living room. She alternated between them orally, jerking one off while blowing the other, letting the slobber freely flow from her mouth as a result. As time flew by (it was already 47 minutes into the movie), Scott took the initiative to "fuck that tight little cunt" (her words) as she continued her oral assault on Jerry. The mask was taken off and she got even more into the action, an effect of Scott's work with other ladies as well. I wasn't expecting as much enthusiasm as Brianna showed but she sure made a valiant attempt at providing it, possessing a bit less skill but certainly the right attitude to prove her many fans comments about her being a star in the making. Let's face it; most people I've discussed it with, prefer raw energy and passion over technical skill, though she had a fair mix of all of those factors. She was too passive during the anal but her vocals and physiological responses to the sex acts were largely off the hook, with a short DP, ATM, and PTM as just a few of the acronyms on display here. She swallowed their loads and it was nearly as good as the first scene of the flick. Sweet!

Scene Four: Jamie Lynn, now with a collar, black tube top, red skirt, and bright red stripper platform shoes with leopard print silk stockings, gave up some more tease as her pantiless ass was displayed in full view. Her chest was given a moment or two to shine as well but the ass and mouth tease was the highlight of this short segment of the movie.

Scene Five: Mindy Main, a plain brunette with a curvy body and girl next door face, was up next in her first scene as she beamed outdoors in her cute outfit. Fans of squeaky voices will like her too but I had mixed feelings going into the scene until I saw the medium shot of her walking beside the pool and showing off her up skirt ass as she climbed the steps. This tease impressed me as well worth watching the scene alone but after Robby was done pawing her, Chris Charming and Sascha were lucky enough to work with her inside the house. She gave them each a lapdance in the living room before playfully showing her oral skills as they attached arm spreaders to her in order to prevent her from using her hands too much on their cocks. This didn't last long as she convinced them she'd be better able to serve them with her hands freed up so the next thing you know, they released her and she proved true to her word; sucking and jerking them off slowly but heatedly. She plainly had plenty of experience sucking cock but still showed the rough edges of a newcomer too; elevating the raw energy of the scene more than a little bit for me. They took turns boning her tight little pussy and her vocals indicated her pleasure, but it was when she was placed on top of the cock that she really shined. One in the mouth and one in the cookie was the standard motto of the scene but the enthusiasm she showed was a pleasure to behold, something I doubt she would have shown on a cookie cutter porno from a lesser talent. There were lots of positions and she seemed to appreciate doing PTM more than a little, ending the scene with the facial and titty pop she asked the men for. I truly hope she makes more porn if she can sustain this level of heat, chemistry, and energy. Nice!

Scene Six: Jamie Lynn, now puffing away on a cancer stick in her schoolgirl outfit, showed her breasts for a moment or two but this was clearly a segment to suit the smoker loving crowd and the shortest clip of the movie.

Scene Seven: Whitney Stevens, an incredibly busty gal with a girl next door face and playful demeanor, was up next in a skimpy black and neon pink outfit as she showed off her ample sample of a chest to Robby. He positioned the camera to look up at her, eventually getting around to her shaven cookie that looked as tight as could be when she rubbed herself. As an ass man, I have to admit that her round rump was solid and a credit to her porn portfolio as well, and I was hoping she'd score one of the better meat puppets to properly work her over. When I saw that she was stuck with James Deen, I rolled my eyes and figured she was a lost cause this time but as an open minded guy, I thought that it might be possible for her to bring junior up to speed this once. In large part, she did just that, going with the domination theme as the wimpy dude brandished a Lucite paddle and held her leash while she was made to crawl on the living room floor (in wrist restraints). She sucked him off energetically without the use of her hands and he freed her to bounce on his cock; titties swaying as she aggressively rode him hard. Robby captured the scene extremely well, limiting the amount of time the alt-porn wunderkind had onscreen; allowing her to shine nicely as she continued to ride like she was getting off. The titty fuck was hot as was the position of her on her stomach on the floor (one of the best positions in real life for a gal to feel impossibly tight that I refer to as "load launcher"), with the heated pairing ending as he popped on her chest. Schwing!

Scene Eight: Jamie Lynn, once again up in her schoolgirl outfit but in the narrow confines of what appeared to be an apartment walkway, wore some red and black stretch pants underneath the attire as she teased the camera. She moved inside the residence and got naked, licking the paddle as she played with it. This led to an outfit change and some teasing on the bed before the camera sadly cut away; leaving me hanging (so to speak).

Scene Nine: Shay Jordan, clearly one of the hottest gals in porn these days and the looker of the cast, was up last as she slowly disrobed before the camera to reveal why Digital Playground is going to invest some serious resources into her career. Beauty in porn alone won't cut it but her natural charm and coy playfulness suited her well here; working predatory Scott Nails up really quickly as she knelt before her in handcuffs. The role reversal aspects aside, she was in her zone as he went down on her like he'd have done it for free (or even paid for the privilege) and she appeared to enjoy the oral attention her gave her. Her bucking hips and sweaty brow proved further evidence that she was getting off (along with the rapid breathing, nipple erections, and flushed skin), especially as he sucked her ass while she bent over the black leather couch. The true test of the scene was how well she sucked his cock and fucked him though and having seen her work in Teagan: Sexual Freak 2 with Scott, I knew this would be a winner too. While she wasn't the kind of cocksucker that could deepthroat him, she worked the end with her mouth and the shaft with her hand to provide a very warm performance. Her active riding style was very passionate and if she can continue to provide this kind of ride with others in the industry, her success is secure for years to come. She has some rough edges to work on (I hope she learns the wonders of dirty talk for example) but she doesn't shy away from facials and her enthusiasm is infectious, elevating the replay value of her scenes a lot. Yum!

Summary: Control 4 by director Robby D. and his crew at Handheld Pictures (distributed by Digital Playground of course) was another solid notch in the belt. The levels of strokability and replay, the quality of the ladies and technical values, and the sheer amount of tease and fuck for the buck was off the charts. The lack of real extras kind of sucked but if given the choice between those and a three hour fantastic fuck flick, I'm admittedly forgiving. In all, I thought the DVD was worth a rating of Highly Recommended for the vast majority of fans, never getting too far into circus act sex, fetish, kink, or other specialty tricks but still offering enough to whet the appetites of even the most jaded of you without jumping the shark. In short, Control 4 was another winner in the series like Control 1, Control 2, and Control 3; making my upcoming tribute to Robby's work at Handheld Pictures in the Blue Room Column all the more fitting. Another superior effort!

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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