Audio/Video Quality: Jack's POV 5 was presented in the same 1.85:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by director Robby D. using the same High Definition he's been using for a long time now at Digital Playground. While an increasing number of others are claiming to shoot in 720p HD now, the simple fact is that they're mostly well behind the curve since they started so late in the game, further elevating the likely quality of Digital Playground's upcoming high definition releases by comparison (especially in porn, the HD format is quite unforgiving). Okay, the lighting here was once again solid yet basic, providing the means by which the fleshtones were accurate, the grain minimal, and the video noise nonexistent. The composition of the shots here was a point of view (POV) style, though unlike most in the industry, Robby himself did not partake of the action so that makes it more difficult to get right (although it does tend to lower the amount of camera shake compared to the others since they have gals bouncing on their cocks) with the meat puppets standing between him and his goal. In all though, he did a fine job of getting them looking their best with minimal shots to distract the viewer from the illusion that they are the one getting the hotty, surpassing his initial efforts in the series (starting with Jack's POV) by more than a little bit. I've pointed out in the past how the growing market for such POV titles seems directly related to the success of the Virtual Sex line that put Digital Playground on the map with Robby jumping into the growing niche quite nicely. On a related note, the editing by Nick P. helped maintain the illusion more than ever before, a tribute to the work put into the project as he and Robby seem to synchronize on such projects a lot better than most in porn these days. The 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround English audio was a bit more basic than usual, lacking the kind of separation between the channels that features would need and the erotica material would have (by virtue of the music, not the usually missing vocal track), but it seemed as well handled as the extensive work of his peers, if not better than many of them.
Body of Review: Robby D. and Digital Playground have become almost synonymous with gonzo porn over the last few years thanks to a shift in focus at the company. While they still make their more artistic releases for ladies and couples, their bread and butter among the raincoater crowd is always going to be gonzo; a niche that Robby has grown into far better than his features at Vivid would have indicated (though his Action Sports Sex titles were often pretty good too). His upcoming release of Jack's POV 5 next month is another that melds the typical gonzo with the Robby D. flair, using stunt cocks with the plethora of pussy rather than his own (apparently, some of the gals charge by the inch and it's reported that even Digital Playground can't afford those kind of rates with a guy hung like a Clydesdale). Thematically, the movie kept up the tradition of Jack's POV 4 and the earlier volumes in the series by using different scenarios to get the gal into the mood to screw, skipping music videos for once and expanding the idea in a creative manner. If you like the cast, you're going to like the action so here's a look at the scenes noting that only one condom was used:
Scene One: Shyla Stylez, a busty blonde wearing a black two piece outfit, was up first as she towered over Scott Nails; slowly stripping off the outfit to tease him. While she might not have been the most skilled at the act of tease, her lack of underwear seemed to elevate his interest more than a little as seen from the POV angle employed. She finished teasing with her moves and moved to her knees to orally tease the guy, working his cock in a manner that displayed her attention to detail (as well as her vast experience as a cocksucker). That led to a wonderful little titty fuck and her guiding his rod into her dripping pussy in doggy style. They did several more positions with her actively pumping herself up and down on his cock while making hot sounds, making the rest of the scene as enjoyable as the initial parts for me. She did some PTM and fell back on oral more than a few times here, ending with another titty fuck with a large load of population pudding coating her chest. They showed some chemistry and heat with each other, marking a solid opening scene to begin the movie.
Scene Two: Alexis Love, an exotic looking gal with a lean figure who looked like she was 18 years old as claimed, knocked on the door to Robby's place to make some money. She tried on some lingerie as he felt her up (there's no mistaking his weathered and freckled hands), looking too lean for my tastes but a cutie by most standards nonetheless. She already had the stripper attitude about money down pat, with the unique setting of a hobby horse like I used to ride as a kid (the kind on large metal springs) used for her to rock on in her bikini undies. Needless to say, she looked better on it than I ever did, reminding me of the scene from Career Opportunities starring Jennifer Connelly. After getting everyone all hot and bothered, she was soon sucking off Scott Nails as though he were Robby; looking up at him as though subordinate to his every whim. This is one of the best camera angles for a blowjob and the way she coyly played with his cock really made it a lot of fun to appreciate. Robby kept talking as though he were the one giving her the hot beef injection, interacting with her to give the scene more of a friendly feel to it. She wasn't the world's most active rider, letting Scott do most of the work, but she looked to be as tight as described and I had to give points for that. It ended with a modest facial and seemed to be a pretty decent scene overall.
Scene Three: Whitney Stevens, a busty gal that is still new to porn, was up next and while I'm sure she fell into his "F.P." category, she really didn't have the kind of classic hot looks that most fans seem to appreciate. If you like gals with some extra curves, she'll be your type of gal (heck, I'd do her and her sister) and despite the laughable attempt at being sexy (I laughed out loud and nearly choked), it was funny the way he pressured her into blowing him. Stunt cock Scott Nails offered up the meat pipe in POV fashion, her slowly working the rod as though it were snack food as she stripped off her clothing. She was built for titty fucking as much as oral, jerking him off with both hands since it takes two hands to handle a whopper. This led to a surprisingly active ride in her pussy as she pumped with a sense of abandon on his cock, her nipples flaring up as blood rushed into them when she got excited. There was a lot of emphasis on her chest during the screwing portion of the movie, her bountiful bosoms bouncing as she rode. It ended after some taste testing with the expected pop to the mouth, notable in that she never shied away and seemed to like swallowing his spew more than a little bit. I liked it!
Scene Four: Kinzie Kenner, one of the most beautiful hotties in porn, was up next in her childish bedroom as she threw a temper tantrum over a ball. Robby tickled her but it was Scott Nails that felt her up this time, sending chills through her body as her nipples got erect when he went down on her. The young girl motif really didn't suit her all that well but I'd be lying if I said she could be undesirable under any circumstance, especially when breathing heavy as a result of being fingered. Her oral was off the chart hot as she knew just how to work his dick over in the most heated manner possible; teasing him as she increased the tempo to go faster as time progressed. The eye contact alone was enough to milk a load from me, boosting the value of the scene before they even got to screwing each other. She was a moderately active lay and he drained his nuts all over her crotch as a result. Whew!
Scene Five: Teagan Presley, the hotty on the cover, was up last as she recovered from a party with Robby waking her on the couch. She wore no underwear and teased the guy senseless, with Jerry stepping up to the plate after lots of teasing in the clear plastic chair. As soon as she was able, she attacked his meat with her mouth; savoring the taste and working him over aggressively; a sign of the Teagan fans have long appreciated come to life once more. Her riding skills were decent, especially towards the end of the scene when she started trying to get him off; with the sole condom of the movie used here to protect her from anything he may have been carrying. I have to admit that her ass looked especially fine but she practically defines the term these days. She screamed a little bit and took the facial without any sign of hesitation, even burping as a show of her comfort level with it. I sure hope the company captured a lot of scenes to tide fans over while she takes care of her second bun in the oven but this was one of the better gonzo scenes she has made of late.
Summary: Jack's POV 5 by director Robby D. and Digital Playground had some solid stroke value, replayability, fuck for the buck and technical values worth mentioning. The cast provided all sorts of ladies with thin, thick, hot and not, up for grabs with the showcase scene being lovely contract star Teagan. To me then, Jack's POV 5 was every bit as good as Jack's POV 4 in most ways and deserved a rating of Recommended. As expected, Robby helped the ladies shine in their scenes and while there might have been some rough edges at times, I suspect this will be a keeper for most of you out there when the movie comes out next month. I always knew that point of view (POV) would never be the same once Robby got hold of it and it looks like I was right. Good work!
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