Audio/Video Quality: Throb 2 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 given this was Robby's standard type of gonzo, and that meant that the limited amounts of grain and other visual elements used to lend a sense of texture were minimal. The way the scenes were shot and edited was markedly similar in the scenes, though the composition of the angles was changed up a bit depending on the scene in question. 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 an infinitesimal bit of assistance provided by Nick "The Wizard" P. according to sources at the company) 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. There wasn't much separation between the channels, if any, but aside from some whispered vocals by the men, the ladies were almost always clearly heard.
Body of Review: Robby D. has been belting out winners for some time now at Digital Playground so it makes sense that he would use his hardest material for his own company Handheld Pictures given the acceptance level each company has for certain types of projects. Later this month, his latest hardcore flick, Throb 2, the sequel to the well received Throb 1, will grace stores all across the country to fill the demand the director has been supplying in recent years, offering the kind of fix fans seem to enjoy. The action was all handled in POV fashion with only the youngest, freshest ladies on tap to serve as the sexual objects of desire this time, lucky Scott Nails and Mick Blue the lucky meat puppets they worked with. A few of these ladies are rumored to be up for contracts or major roles so you'll want to see them before they end up sitting on their laurels but each performance in the thankfully lengthy movie was very good or better, elevating the stroke and replay value above average. If this appeals to you, and it should, here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used at all:
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Scene One: Celina Cross, a cute 19 year old brunette with a sexually aggressive attitude, was up first as Jack and her discussed her love of money. She teased him as he felt her up, showing that her body was all natural and built for speed. The tease lasted a very long time compared to many similar releases by the company, a good thing mind you, with her stripping for him and starting a lap dance before they stopped (and she got a bite to eat after he "cut her off"). She knelt before him after taking off her orange corduroy pants, crawling on the floor to come slowly suck on the cock of stand in performer Scott Nails as he lay back in the bed. The scene was strictly a point of view (POV) bit, as were the following scenes for those who care, and Scott kept quiet as she slobbed his knob. Jack would continue talking as though he was receiving the oral for some reason, but her hand to gland action worked very nicely as the starting point of the sex this time. That led to her aggressively riding his cock in various positions, her dirty talk elevating the heat almost as much as her ending handjob did (it took two hands to handle his whopper as well). Scott came a lot and she tasted it to close things out, the chemistry displayed making it a lot of fun.
Scene Two: Tia Tanaka, a lean Asian with a taste for fried chicken, was kicked back on the easy chair with her legs spread as she ate the fried fowl. Her red top and striped shorts enhanced her look while her dirty talk enhanced her appeal, telling surrogate swordsman Scott Nails that she wanted to suck his cock ("don't you want my 19 year old lips wrapped around your cock?"). Tia sucked on a cock shaped black dildo and slowly stripped off her clothing while she jerked him off, impressed by the size of his manhood as she picked up the pace. As the tempo evolved, she started blowing him nicely, working the large wonder wand with a sense of appreciation. Even though I prefer women with larger curves, she proved to have just the right balance of qualities as she worked him over. Her shorts came off and he started nailing her tight pussy, drilling her deeply as he returned the dynamic by increasing the speed as the scene continued (her panting and vocals becoming markedly less controlled as a result). She rode more actively in some positions but the POV camera served her well regardless, adding to the replay value for those of you not wanting to see much more of the guy than his dick (Scott's arm came into play to betray his identity here, much like the last scene showed his distinctive belly button). Some of her actions made it come off like she was strictly performing but she did a fine job overall with the scene ending with the small mouth pop that she did not dodge.
Scene Three: Cayton Caley, the hotty on the front DVD cover who is reportedly looking at getting a contract with a great company (cough), was up next as a pizza delivery gal in a yellow shirt and short black skirt. Jack took her upstairs and shot some up skirt footage as she climbed the stairs, her orange panties riding up her ass crack before they discussed her tip. She had a fine little behind and jack played with it a lot as she peeled down her thong, revealing her pantyhose that looked better pulled down to reveal her ass cheeks even better. The more she stripped off, the higher the tip so it wasn't long before she was horned up and ready to go, her perfect pussy as appealing as much as her lovely face. Jack kept feeling her up with his freckled hands, until she got to the bed and made it clear that she wanted to drain him dry of population pudding. She liked inhaling his cock while cupping his balls, the use of the long sleeve shirt employed to hide the identity of the meat puppet (though he was hairy like Scott and didn't have Mick's crooked cock), but the power fucking was pretty solid too; albeit with him doing more of the work than she did. Her dirty talk was great though and when she was on top of him, she really impaled herself heatedly, treating him like she was on fire. That was when I noticed the appealing shape of her meat flaps, with her slightly overdone panting betraying it as a performance over a purely physical fuck but only marginally so. There was a fair amount of PTM here too and she savored her own juices on his cock before some more riding and a wad to her face.
Scene Four: Audrey Bitoni, a fine little brunette in a loose top and plaid skirt, was next as she masturbated slowly by the computer; looking at the website for the award winning Handheld Pictures (technically, it placed highly on the 2006's Top Porn List and that amounts to an award of sorts) as she got off. The camera peeped on her from around the corner as though a true voyeur, her white panties barely hiding anything as she ran her fingers inside and tasted the juices. They were soaked long before she pulled out the old fashioned vibrator to diddle herself with, the camera showing Mick Blue's hand jerking him off by the door. She caught him and invited him in the room, and metaphorically into her panties, the lady pulling down her pants as she teased him with the treat he was hoping to sample. I would have liked more tease here but she had a hankering for penis so she took him in her mouth and did what came naturally, proving to be a first class cocksucker in the process. He panted as though she were sucking the life right out of him, the gal knowing full well the effect she had on him before he started banging her from behind as she knelt in the chair. She kept most of her clothing on while riding him actively, keeping her large implants protected from critical reviewer eyes, showing she had what it took to keep up with the others as she rode him hard. It ended on a weaker note as he rubbed out the load to her face instead of her but she didn't shy away from the eye blast and it was easily one of her best scenes released to date.
Scene Five: Daisy Marie, a lean Latina in a fetish nurse outfit (black & red latex with a stethoscope and riding crop), was up last as she playfully tried to get into her role with limited success. While claiming to have fun, she broke out laughing and the tease aspect was simply dropped to show her sucking Scott's cock, choking on the hog as she worked it over enthusiastically but using those silly glub glub noises too common in the industry. She had good stroking technique but the camera kept too tight a shot on her head, something I'm not into much even when it serves the POV premise better than seeing more of the male performer. She was another gal wearing pantyhose, stripping off her fetish attire to put on a minimalist show that showed her tight body before they screwed vaginally. The camera spent too much time zoomed in on her stretch marks (her upper, inner thighs) but she liked riding him, even if the camera seemed to prefer her face and chest during the actual screwing. She did all of the talking, keeping Scott as quiet as possible as she played the dirty little nurse sitting on top of his cock. There was less PTM than in any other scene between the positions and the scene ended as expected with a moderate pop shot of population pudding coming out as she jerked him off to her face.
Summary: Throb 2 by director Robby D. for release by Digital Playground was one that proved at least two of the gals to be substantially better than I first believed them to be and the others to be just as smoking hot as I've seen them elsewhere. The technical matters were handled with great care and precision, the amount of fuck for your buck really high this time, and the heated chemistry between the performers was often off the charts so I rated this one as Highly Recommended. I would have appreciated better extras but in the eyes of many company loyalists, the fact that the length of the movie was so much longer than usual (maintaining the quality of course) appeared to be the best kind of extra, the integrated footage of prolonged tease sequences adding substantially to the qualities making this one a winner. In short, Throb 2 made me throb repeatedly and that was with a cast that included gals I'm not particularly into; speaking volumes for those of you that are fans of this crop of cuties.
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