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Jack's POV 6

Studio: Digital Playground » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 2/20/07

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Jack's POV 6

Digital Playground

Genre: Gonzo, POV

Director: Robby D.

Cast: Kimberly Franklin, Scott Nails, Shy Love, Marco Banderas/Duato, Audrey Bitoni, Regan Reese, Chris Charming, Shay Jordan

Length: 116 minutes

Date of Production: 11/4/2006

Extra's: There was a photogallery, a biography for Shay Jordan, a slide show, a cum shot recap, and 29 trailers for movies such as Jesse Jane: Image, Icon, Tryst, Jack's Teen America 17, Jack's MILF Show, My First Porn 7, Island Fever 4, Jack's Playground 33, Throb, Sexual Freak 3, Teagan's Juice, Pirates, Jack's Teen America 16, Jack's Big Ass Show 4, Jack's POV 5, Control 4, Pulse POV, Cockasian, Ass Addiction, Hard Candy 2, Deeper 4, Jack's Big Ass Show 3, Sexual Freak 1, 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, Way of the Dragon, My First Porn 4, Intoxicated, Hard Candy 1, Jack's POV, and Porcelain.

Condoms: None

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Audio/Video Quality: Jack's POV 6 was presented in the usual (for them at least) 1.85:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Robby D. for Digital Playground. If you've read my numerous reviews of his works in the past, you'll already know that I find his work to be better than average, usually a LOT better than average, in many ways thanks to the way he shoots gonzo in a manner that doesn't require silly artistic effects or enough lighting to overpower the mothership from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Instead, Robby tries to enhance the looks of the ladies by virtue of crafting the lighting, tailoring it to suit their best attributes, with occasional slight of hand used to distract the viewer from some of the inherent flaws many performers appear to have these days. Part of that process uses the editing skills of guys like Nick "The Wiz" P., an underappreciated production assistant that takes raw footage and weaves it into the "gold" that Robby is constantly carrying on about, but the textured manner in which Robby shoots has only recently been copied by a handful of daring peers, none of which have appeared to understand the larger picture as well as he does (despite what the fast forward reviewers may try to lead you to believe). As a guy raised on reviewing during the last few years of Jim Holliday's reign at VCA Pictures, I have made it clear that I like copious amounts of lighting but ever so slowly, Robby has been chiseling away at my outer edges to the point where I now tend to see more of what he has sought to provide; a picture that adds to the qualities of the ladies rather than peels away at their stage persona as if under a microscope. The fleshtones were accurate, the amount of distracting video noise or other elements appeared to be negligible, and the POV (point of view) camera angle was employed in every scene to allow the viewer the opportunity to fantasize about themselves in the place of the male performers. The audio was presented in the usual 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround but outside of the introductory commercial for the process, there appeared to be no separation in the vocal tracks and the music wasn't a big issue here so you won't be showcasing your new home theatre with this one.

Body of Review: Digital Playground has spent the last few years evolving from a feature company that did pretty porn on the side to a gonzo company that provides nearly equal footing to the artistic (pretty porn) endeavors with the occasional feature tossed in for awards. The leading force behind this change of output has been director Robby D.; one of the few men in porn with sufficient technical training to make the cross over to other fields if he wanted, giving him a lot more freedom to do what he wants rather than just earn a paycheck or cater to critics. Next month, he will release Jack's POV 6, the latest in his point of view series where he shoots the ladies as though he was having sexual relations with them, allowing the viewer to imagine he was in Jack's place having a good time. I have grown to like this type of flick when done properly and the usual casting at the company tends to give them a decided edge over the wannabe companies clinging on to their existence these days, even if they drop the ball from time to time as well. If you're still interested, here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were present:

Scene One: Kimberly Franklin, a busty brunette stripper from Canada, was waiting for her friend when Jack and Scott Nails took advantage of the situation. While I didn't really like her overdone implants (with those nasty, under the boob scarring), she was very frisky and friendly as she masturbated on the bed to prove she wasn't shy. She wanted to work at their strip club "and make a lot of money" so she was soon slobbing the knob of Scott while Jack recorded it for posterity. Her oral talents were decent and she went to work on his cock with a sense of abandon, but much of her routine appeared to be mechanical in nature; perfect for the theme of a gal looking for work in a strip club but mixed in terms of pleasing a jaded old porn reviewer like me. Still, she aggressively attacked his rod and her pretty eyes enhanced the effect as she prepared to ride his cock vaginally. She was moderately active when riding his cock POV style, not passively taking it but not really jumping his bone of her own all that well either. The repetitive moaning got old too and while she increased the levels of friction as the positions changed, she never lived up to her potential either. It ended with a titty fuck and him rubbing out a load to her face, a fair beginning but far below what I've come to accept as normal for one of Robby's POV ventures.

Scene Two: Shy Love, another busty brunette implant queen (though one I like to watch in porn), was up next as she tried to earn a spot in a music video by pleasing studly Marco Banderas/Duato in the bedroom. She wanted a guaranteed part and the only guarantee he could give her was that if she kept sucking his cock as well as she did, she'd get a glazing all over her lovely face. She playfully blew him and used some dirty talk to enhance the moment, showing and using her chest as needed to increase the friction with some titty fucking. To her credit, she really knew how to slob a knob and that aspect of the scene was a solid start before she began riding him aggressively in her tight pussy. It was an active vaginal ride in all positions, the best of the movie in fact, as she impaled herself soundly on his meat stick. That her ass cheeks rippled so nicely was just the icing on the cake, ending with her taking his load into her mouth. Yum!

Scene Three: Audrey Bitoni, a third busty brunette implant queen (hers being way too large for her frame), was up next as an aspiring actress paying her bills as a dog walker. Scott Nails liked her skimpy outfit, especially her lack of panties, and the duo were soon kicking it after some small talk where he admired her chest and crotch. She admittedly sucked a mean dick, working his pipe with some enthusiasm as she applied her mouth and hand while bobbing up and down on his shaft. This moved into him plugging her pussy, the gal letting him do most of the work as he hammered away like a piston pumping in a diesel engine. When she was on top of him, she managed to show some active potential but otherwise, it was a filler scene where she didn't even have a command of dirty talk; relying on her panting instead to boost the heat (which didn't work for me; "Oh yeah" being her most used phrase). Scott then rubbed out a wad onto her crotch but that was it.

Scene Four: Regan Reese, a busty brunette tattoo queen singer wannabe, was up next in the living room with sexual surrogate Chris Charming as she blew him with practiced ease. She liked the size of his cock and playfully tapped it against her titties in between inhaling his rod deep inside her mouth. I liked how she took her time and worked him over with an increasing tempo, getting more into it as she went along; moving to the vaginal ride where she took active control of her pleasure. The couple had no chemistry or rhythm together but she seemed to like a cock that size inside of her cookie nonetheless. As the scene wore on, she let him do more of the work pumping though and the resulting pop shot to her crotch did little for me to appreciate.

Scene Five: Shay Jordan, clearly the most attractive gal of the movie in terms of her exotic looks, all natural body, and sweet demeanor, was up last with Scott Nails. Jack asked her what it would take to get her into wanting to do a music video (as she was never all that enthusiastic about his main scam) and decided to help her get over her camera shy nature. He had her top off in moments and she was blushing but the rest of the clothing came off soon enough and the lack of straightforward tease was a downer but given her looks alone, I could see why so many people are dying to see everything she's in. It wasn't long before the tease alone made the scene worthwhile for me to appreciate by itself but her sexual skills seemed to be a bit weaker than average this time; with a good hummer but a passive vaginal ride. When she comes into her own in porn, I strongly suspect that few will be able to touch her ability to drain men dry (or at least provide sufficient inspiration for them to do it themselves) but this was another of her scenes where the appeal was best left with the tease and oral; the gal coming across like a newcomer too readily. It ended when he rubbed out a facial while she was on her knees, finishing up the movie in a mixed fashion.

Summary: Jack's POV 6 by director Robby D. for Digital Playground was one of the times when all the technical expertise couldn't save it from lackluster performances by the majority of cast members. Shy was great and Shay looked incredible but the lack of chemistry, heat, and enthusiasm outside of a mechanical manner really kept this one from shining; and there was nothing Nick or Robby could do about it so I rated it as a Rent It but even that struck me as being slightly generous. In short, Jack's POV 6 was one of the rare examples when even a great team up cannot save a porn flick from the performers when said performers are having an off day. Oh well, the positive thing is that there are plenty of better POV flicks and Robby has already shown his ability to capture better performers at work in the past so check out one of the previous volumes in the series if you want to have some intimate time with your hand.

For other, greater choices in porn, check out: 2006's Top Porn List, 2005's Top Porn List, 2004's Top Porn List, and 2003's Top Porn List as well as the latest Blue Room Column.

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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