Cast: Alexis Love, Mark Ashley, Kimberly Franklin, Erik Everhard, Ashlynn Brooke, Manuel Ferrara, Renae Cruz, Shane Diesel, Brother "Mister X" Love, Belle Bond
Length: 128 minutes
Dates of Production: 11/29/2006, 12/14/2006, 1/17/2007, 1/24/2007, 2/28/2007
Extra's: The best extra for most of you will be the 25.5 minute long bonus scene from What An Ass! #4 starring hotty Carmen Kinsley and Ian Scott. I described it below and it was a hot bit of action that those of you without the original DVD will enjoy a lot. Personally, I appreciated the 20.5 minute long Behind the Scenes feature more, a series of interviews with the ladies with a bit of masturbation by a few of them, all courtesy of Brother Love (I recognized his voice). There was also a photogallery, some trailers, spam, and a true double sided DVD cover as well.
Audio/Video Quality: Bound To Please was presented in the same 1.85:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by directors Tyler Scott & Brother Love for Digital Sin. The lighting was pretty good so the levels of grain and video noise were reasonable, with accurate fleshtones to boot but I saw a softness to some of the material that isn't common to movies released by the company, with attendant grain interfering as well. There were a few times when cast members were washed out by the flat lighting but this didn't happen often so I wasn't going to harp on it but figured to let you know. The bitrate was on the low side this time, often dropping bellow 3 Mbps so perhaps that had something to do with it but a lot of the look of the movie seemed intentionally dark and grainy as a way to set the mood. Otherwise, the composition of the shots enhanced the look of the ladies in most cases, making this a decent vehicle for them to shine in when the other factors aligned just right. I saw no compression artifacts or video noise either, marking this as a nice step forward for the series. The 2.0 Dolby Digital English soundtrack (clocking in at the standard 192 Kbps) wasn't quite as good though. The vocals were soft in some case, the droning thump of the bass too loud at the beginning of the scenes, and the dynamic range limited (with no separation between the channels either).
-- sponsored by --
Body of Review: Tyler Scott & Brother Love have both been directing for Digital Sin awhile now and while I've been told "off the record" that there's a reason why I never see them together (shades of Clark Kent!), each persona seems to provide a different type of look to their movies, giving me pause to think they are different people. That said, their latest release is Bound To Please, a light bondage oriented fuck flick that had a number of cute newcomers tied up and having fun with some of the best meat puppets in porn, with elevated levels of chemistry and heat present in most scenes. I know that full bondage scenes are shied away from these days as potential targets for legal action so this was about as good as I would expect while still maintaining the benefits of a mainstream porn look. If you're still interested, here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used at all:
Scene One: Alexis Love, the gal featured on the front cover, was up first as she spoke to the camera and suggested she wanted to try something new; taking the form of a light bondage scene with Mark Ashley. She was dripping sweat and her moist panties seemed to get him excited, the gal laid out on some chairs on her stomach to give him access (she was wearing a blindfold too). He used a toy on her before they gave each other some head, moving to him porking her pussy in the chair while she held the vibrator to her clitoris. All of her physiological responses were showing her state of arousal but she wasn't in a position to actively ride his rod until awhile later when she was on top of him (after several positions and some PTM). The size of his cock was daunting for her but she tried to accommodate him as best she could before he rubbed out a load of population pudding onto her face. It was a decent starting scene to the movie showing some chemistry and passion.
Scene Two: Kimberly Franklin, a busty brunette dripping in sweat as she was tied to the railing of the staircase and blindfolded, was up next as the claustrophobic camera elevated the levels of tension as studly Erik Everhard approached her. I'm not a fan of overdone implants but her stripper body seemed to work just fine for him, the guy peeling down her shorts to eat her out. He then freed her to do oral on him, the gal taking to his cock like a fish to water, his flaccid member growing with her oral attentions. The knob slobbing led to pussy porking, Erik drilling her with that sense of abandon he provides when he's in his zone. They then moved to the home gym to show her bouncing on his cock as hard as he had been hammering her, providing the kind of workout I'd like to do if given the chance. She took the facial well, mostly into her mouth as she gave him some post coital sucking and licking. The chemistry was a bit less but the active riding made this a better scene for me to enjoy than the last one.
Scene Three: Ashlynn Brooke, a large breasted blonde that has been increasingly active in movies of late (even getting interviewed in our weekly Blue Room column), was up next as the domination theme continued with her wearing a skimpy pink top and matching panties, her eyes blindfolded as her body was struggling against the ropes that held her. Her savior was studly Manuel Ferrara, the man coming in the room to free her and start sucking her titties as she followed his lead on the floor. He ate her out and spanked her at the same time, giving that divine mixture of pleasure and pain so many fetish enthusiasts appreciate before he nailed her pussy a few times. This led to some footjob action where she used her feet to jerk him off, moving to a handjob as he kissed her. The blindfold fell to the wayside and she gave what amounted to her most active ride I've seen to date; the gal falling for his web of hardcore action nicely as a result of the charms he laid upon her. The look in her eye spoke volumes as to the dynamic she was sharing with him but if she can provide that kind of appeal more often, she has all the right stuff to make it far in the industry. She also did some PTM in an aggressive hummer but they continued the vaginal onslaught for a lot longer before she willingly embraced his titty fuck load on her chest. Whew!
Scene Four: Renae Cruz, a lean Latina wrapped in cellophane to a post inside a living room, was up next with Shane Diesel and Brother "Mister X" Love. Brother was masked and he freed her with a large kitchen knife, silently forcing her to give him a blowjob before Shane took her away to the couch. Fans of knife play will appreciate that Shane ran the sharp object along her body to further free her from her bonds, eating her when she spread her legs in a sign of thanks. That led to her taking as much of his massive cock into her mouth as possible, working it slowly as she rubbed his nuts and otherwise tended to his needs. He then started boning her cookie, driving it balls deep inside of her as he stretched her impossibly wide in what amounted to her passively accepting the member. By the time she was on top of him, she was bucking away on his rod nicely, though as wet as she got, she did not appear to be able to take him balls deep. The scene ended when he jerked off into her mouth, providing another look at the titled bondage theme that worked fairly well.
Scene Five: Belle Bond, a redhead with a curvy but lean body tied to the couch, was up last as she struggled to gain her freedom as a vibrator worked its wonders on her clitoris, the blindfold enhancing the magic of the moment as a result. Manuel Ferrara came to her to satiate her need for oral and her over the top vocals served to demonstrate her appeal as well as the slightly mechanical blowjob she gave him. She wasn't the cutest gal of the flick and her youthful zeal to please had some rough spots but I found that she sure tried hard to get him off with the oral and screwing; a willingness to serve that sort of made up for her inexperience. She was largely a passive ride here and her best gimmick was the use of her feet to jerk him off as he fingered her but it wasn't a bad scene; just a limited one that ended with the perfunctory facial.
Bonus Scene: What An Ass! #4: Carmen Kinsley, a beautiful Texan gal with a great ass (the rest of her is incredible too), began the movie as she teased the camera during a montage that suffered only from loud, obnoxious music. She was clean shaven and it didn't take long for Ian Scott to join her by the glass doors and feel her up, moving to a cozy spot between her legs to go down on her in no time at all. The audio was too low on the vocals, especially after the music, but she was looking great as he warmed her up, leading to her slobbing his knob in an aggressive manner. Rather than waste a lot of time, he began drilling her in doggy right away as she called for him to do, her all natural titties swaying back and forth in the process. They screwed in several ways, but she was an active ride in all of them, her ass cheeks rippling so very nicely when bent over the ottoman. In all, it was a great scene to begin with and served to remind me how solid a job Scott could do at directing; the facial ending the chemistry filled scene all too soon (leaving me wanting more). Whew!
Summary: Bound To Please by directors Tyler Scott & Brother Love for Digital Sin was a title that offered enough fuck for the buck to warrant a rating of Recommended from me. The casting had a lot of gals that looked to be in their teens and the light bondage dynamic was catered to fairly well with a few standout scenes worth lots of replay. The rookie pussy performers even seemed to embrace the idea more than average and while it might not have been the best title I've watched of late in terms of consistency, Bound To Please was well worth a nod thanks to the chemistry and heat displayed.
---- 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