Audio/Video Quality: Control 5 was presented in 1.85: anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Robby D. for release by Digital Playground. The lighting was reasonably solid here, as expected, and that meant that the limited amounts of grain and other visual elements used to lend a sense of texture were minimal. It took me awhile to notice it but there seemed to be a variation in styles as to how the scenes were shot and edited, some of the scenes using a lot more close ups while others relying heavily on slower and pulled back shots. I like a change of pace though some of it still struck me as a work in progress at times, usually not getting in the way of the heat. The composition of the shots and the editing enhanced the look of the ladies more than a little bit too, proving what this critic has to say about the production team led by Robby (who did all the work except a tiny bit of assistance provided by Nick "The Wizard" P.) with the DVD mastering revealing no compression artifacts. The audio was presented in a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround with a minimalist leaning that seemed unique in most ways to productions outside of the Jack series, with the vocals always dominating the audio track as I like it. Interestingly, I heard some separation in sound this time, indicating I need a lengthy break in the Bahamas or Robby did something different this time.
Body of Review: Robby D. may not get the acclaim from critics as guys like Jules Jordan seems to receive (though his company, Handheld Pictures, placed higher in the recent 2006 Top Porn List) but a handful of us have been actively spreading the word about his work and recent press releases indicate that some of the "Johnny Come Lately" types have finally come around to seeing what I've been saying for a long time now. His work at Digital Playground has spanned a wide berth and he seems to master all that he surveys in terms of what he shoots. His latest release came out a day ago, Control 5, continuing his series that uses a number of different approaches to hardcore gonzo, with some of the best tease I've seen in a long time by lovely Jenaveve Jolie. The movie had a mixture of themes that often worked, though admittedly sometimes better than others, and fans of the director's works will undoubtedly find a lot to appreciate here as well. If you're still interested, here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used:
Scene One: Ryaan Reynolds, a gal with a few extra pounds but a well rounded ass, was up first as she walked around the house to find her favorite couch and glass sex toy. She was wearing a white tank top and blue panties, slowly getting herself warmed up after sending Marco Banderas/Duato off on his way. She watched porn as she masturbated, getting surprised when Marco came back early. He started feeling her up and she enjoyed it enough to throw him to the ground for some face sitting action. That led to some moderately active blowjob action by her (better than I remember in her earlier efforts though still in need of some more experience) before she rode his cock. She bounced on him better than I recall her previous work too, though the camera spent too much time on her mug and not enough on her cookie (I admit the amount of titty bouncing was nicely balanced though). It wasn't a great ride but it served the purpose and the scene ended when he rubbed out a load to her face.
Scene 1.5: Jenaveve Jolie was up next in a tease session wearing her orange dress and blue shoes, providing a fantastic look at her firm young body as she did throughout the movie. While she did not engage anyone sexually, the tease was superior to much of what I've seen lately.
Scene Two: Paola Rey, a sexy Latina in street clothes, was up next as she rang the doorbell of Trent Soluri; interrupting his porn watching session. She enjoyed messing with him about it and the still silent Jack remained that way for those who care. For her part, Paola looked very fetching; better than I recall the Brazilian sweety ever looking with a thicker ass and cleaned up face to enjoy. She teased him even more and started forgetting English as she warmed up to his oral touch on her ass. He then started spanking her at her request, leading to a fantastic blowjob by the gal that livened things up considerably. She impaled herself on his cock and was among the most active gals I've seen in a long time, getting his load of population pudding to her face faster than I think he wanted to give it (she was too much for the moper). Whew!
Scene: 2.1Jenaveve Jolie, still teasing in her various outfits, gave more of the great footage she had provided earlier in the show. The more I saw her, the more I thought how perfect she would be to replace another gal as the upcoming J-Ho spin off character from the Britney Rears series. Her vocals were unanswered but very appealing too, adding as much stroke value as any of the solo scenes Robby has shot in a while.
Scene Three: Cayton Caley, a lean gal in a man's shirt and white panties, was up next in the modern (and large) kitchen as she grabbed a snack. She then joined studly Marco Banderas/Duato in bed, feeding him some of her cereal as they watched porn in bed. The frisky couple started making out and the bowl was set on the night stand as Marco gave her that gleam in his eye, following her into the kitchen to get some of the whipped cream she played with (as seen on the front DVD cover). They ate some off of each other and he took it further to go down on her, leading them both back to bed where she slobbed his cream covered knob slowly; savoring the taste instead of attacking him like Paola had done to Trent. The changed dynamic worked well and provided equal pleasure of a different sort, her active hummer leading to some fine boning. I loved watching her ass cheeks ripple as she bounced on his cock, and her titties looked good from the front too, her loud screams of passion driving me crazy too (even if they were a little bit over the top). The scene ended as expected with her putting on the birdie impersonation, allowing him to feed her his wad for swallowing. Yum!
Scene 3.1: Jenaveve Jolie, up again in her cherry print undies, went at it again to mix things up with some tease footage. The POV tease on her knees was especially good.
Scene Four: Audrey Bitoni, a hardened brunette with large implants was the first gal to get Robby talking as he pawed her during the tease portion of her scene. Her leopard print underwear was sexy although the shoes were horrible; eliciting some comments from a whispering Robby as she slowly gyrated on the bed. Scott Nails joined her to go down on her, playing with her crotch a little as she continued to wiggle about the bed. That was when I really noticed her ugly, dragon-lady fingernails too but he didn't care as he was totally focused on providing her some oral loving. I'll admit that her blowjob was very aggressive and fun, but he did most of the penetrative work when porking her, the sweat rolling off both of them as a result. They each did more oral and he took awhile but managed to jerk off a load to her face to complete the mediocre scene.
Scene 4.1: Jenaveve Jolie, up one last time in a colorful set of rainbow pants and white bikini top, asked some of the questions men wish a hotty like her would ask them as she masturbated. "Are you hard yet?" was the easiest of them to answer but she was clearly in control in the short clip.
Scene Five: Jordana James, a sexy brunette with a sweet ass, was up next as she masturbated in bed, starting without partner Ben English, who joined her before long. He helped her work the toy into her pussy and mouth, replacing it with his cock as she actively slobbed his knob. She concentrated on the tip but used her hand to enhance the experience, her sexy black lingerie but the best part was when she aggressively rode him from the top. She looked great as she bounced on him, spreading her ass cheeks to provide a clear view of the awesome action. She did some PTM between the positions and eventually took the facial, ending the movie on a high note for me thanks to the chemistry the couple shared (which was not unlike the chemistry between some of the other couples).
Summary: Control 5 by director Robby D. for release by Digital Playground had some fine scenes by Jenaveve Jolie, Paola Rey, Jordana James and Cayton Caley, with okay scenes by the others, making it worth a rating of Recommended. The technical values were solid and the strokable replay value was very high in the listed scenes, with a touch of BTS offered up at the ending credits. The extras were light but the levels of fuck for the buck were high thanks to the extended amount of time the movie lasted, keeping even a grumpy guy like me happy as a result. In short, Control 5 was another fine selection to pick up from the newly appreciated director and surely a sign that his potential holds even more.
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