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Sophia Santi's Juice

Studio: Digital Playground » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 6/4/07

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Sophia Santi's Juice

Digital Playground

Genre: Erotica

Director: Celeste

Cast: Sophia Santi, Lexxi Tyler, Audrey Bitoni, Marco Banderas/Duato, Karlie Montana, Rebeca Linares, Scott Nails, Jelena Jensen, Carmel Moore, Derrick Pierce, Kimberly Kane, Samantha Ryan

Length: 134:32 minutes

Date of Production: 3/18/2007

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Extra's: The best extra was the 11:34 minute long Behind the Scenes feature shot by Shay Jordan and edited by Willem Default. There really wasn't a specific theme this time either although Shay Jordan led the interviews and commentary from behind the camera (some of the best material being directed at Robby). There was also a photogallery, a biography for Sophia Santi, as well as a slide show, and 21 trailers for movies such as Pirates 2, Jack's Playground 32, Sexual Freak 3, Teagan's Juice, Island Fever 4, Cockasian, Virtual Sex: Teagan Presley, Virtual Sex: Jesse Jane, Virtual Sex: Nikki Hunter, and Virtual Sex: Sophia Santi, Jesse Jane: Image, Tryst, Icon, Jack's Teen America 17, Jack's MILF Show, My First Porn 7, Throb, Pirates, Jack's Teen America 16, Jack's Big Ass Show 4, Jack's POV 5, Jack's Playground 33, Control 4, Pulse POV, Ass Addiction, Hard Candy 2, Deeper 4, Jack's Big Ass Show 3, Sexual Freak 1, 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, Control, Way of the Dragon, My First Porn 4, Intoxicated, Hard Candy 1, Jack's POV, and Porcelain.

Condoms: Only on bananas in the last scene.

Audio/Video Quality: Sophia Santi's Juice was presented in the same 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by Director of Photography Robby D. for conceptual director Celeste to be released by Digital Playground. In terms of lighting and quality of picture, the movie looked exceptional, shot in HD with the scenes all being shot with the lighting more straightforward here. There was no unintentional grain or video noise observed, I saw no compression artifacts (the bitrate was often in the mid 6 Mbps range), and the composition of the scenes was such that all of the gals were made to look very nice indeed. Each scene seemed far more like the gonzo style that Robby shoots for his own releases, losing the artistic aspects for the most part while embracing what fans have demanded (using Kurt "MTV" Tortcher on editing again). It had a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround track with a 384 Kbps bitrate (150% higher than the usual in porn) in English with some decent separation and dynamic range, with the various selections providing a nice aural setting for the visuals in the location it was shot in. The vocal track was not completely eliminated as with most of Celeste's works, but the music varied from adding a touch of class to the scenes to being only fair on a regular basis.

Body of Review: Celeste is probably the anchor for Digital Playground in keeping their original fans happy. By this, I mean that the company had long established a reputation for softer sex and features to keep the couple's market occupied while the rest of the industry went for harder sex in the gonzo format. In the last year or so, her associate Robby has drastically altered the face of the company by bringing a hardcore sensibility that few would have imagined back when Nick was shooting for them; giving fans what they wanted in larger quantities than ever, often showing some of the established names in gonzo that he truly had game worth watching for the raincoater crowd. One of the latest developments by the company has been the fusion of these two styles as Robby works on Celeste's conceptualizations, giving them enough edge to compete with others yet remaining true to the roots of the sexy material she has relied on since beginning her directing career. Their upcoming collaboration on Sophia Santi's Juice is further proof of this dynamic; the sex touching on numerous fantasies but rarely getting boring for those of you that like a variety of stroke material including the expected lesbian work (this is a showcase for ultra hot Sophia Santi after all) and the cock riding antics of the other gals in the movie. If this sounds good to you, here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that the only condoms used were on bananas (don't ask):

Scene One: Sophia Santi, the wonderfully sexi brunette featured on the front cover, was up first in a little lesbian scene with Lexxi Tyler. Sophia had on an animal print outfit with Lexxi wearing a fur over a bikini way too small for her unless she's at the local Starbucks, and Sophia was teasing her with an apple (as well as her fine body and tongue). The glass door did not hold her back for long as Sophia embraced her for some heated kissing before they went to work on each other. The two were subdued but passionate for each other, playfully savoring the moment by the pantry bar; working the apple motif in a few times for extra "juice". The dildo work showed Sophia is quite capable of heated antics though; something I'd like to see when she's ready. It was a fine opening scene and indicative of some of Robby/Celeste's recent work together that even I appreciate.

Scene Two: Audrey Bitoni, a curvy brunette not looking half as good as Sophia but with an earthy quality to her, was up next with studly Marco Banderas/Duato as they got messy in the large bathtub with some fruits. After squeezing the juices out all over each other, she began blowing him slowly; working up a deeper appetite that was satiated only when he started nailing her like a jack hammer. The erotic touches were well used here to show the building tension as the two displayed plenty of chemistry. His cock may not be the one she was bragging about in the BTS but her performance skills never betrayed that fact either. She actively rode his cock vaginally but the scene was notable for her oral work, how sloppy the juices were, and the ending facial.

Scene Three: Sophia Santi, acting like she came from a trailer as she ate her snack on the couch, and hotty Karlie Montana, both in white bikinis, were at odds with one another over getting ready to leave. They ended up spending some time together inside the room with tongues and foot play before Sophia took Karlie's "grape-like nipples" and sucked them. The two were grinding their hips together and each getting a turn tasting the other before Sophia proved again to have the right stuff for a cock; using a dildo to demonstrate this fact. She gave as well as she received too, bending over Karlie after some missionary work. Those who like vocals in their Celeste movies will certainly appreciate them here as the ladies employed them more than ever to this delighted fan, ending the scene with a passionate kiss.

Scene Four: Rebeca Linares, a super sexy Latina that has found a large following of late, was up next as she ate slices of apple on the bed, denying Scott Nails any in the process. She masturbated for him though and that was all the fruit he needed; especially when it was apparent that she was stretching her ass with an anal plug for some backdoor action. He ate her out and she returned the favor with some heated blowjob work, the inevitable 69 showing them both off very well. Her tight little ass looked sweet as she impaled herself vaginally on his cock and I was surprised at the lack of anal sex before he rubbed out a load of population pudding all over her face as she ate the last slice of apple.

Scene Five: Sophia Santi, once again in a skimpy outfit looking great on her, was showing off some perfect melons to hotty Jelena Jensen (this time wearing a gold metallic bikini on the couch), was up next. The small watermelons were nice but the melons I was most interested in were the four on their collective chests, each looking ready for some oral loving that I would have volunteered for myself. The titty play and heavy panting by the ladies was nice on the garish purple couch, the gals feeling each other up a lot as they continued their tryst with a clear dildo. The rippling ass cheeks of Sophia as she cried out how much she loved taking it in her tight cookie was great and she tasted it to close out the scene.

Scene Six: Carmel Moore, a busty Brit with a filthy mouth, was up next in her snake skin bikini as she climbed onto the lap of a sleeping Derrick Pierce on the couch. She brought over a grapefruit and her equally large titties were used to wake him up. They playfully struggled a bit and while he turned beet red and sweaty, she laid back to enjoy some fun times with him. As he worked her over orally, she laughed out loud, soon slobbing his knob in return. This was not her best oral work of late but she did a decent enough job and it was clear that his modest member was suitable for her tastes by the expression on her face. She was another active rider though, particularly when she was on top of him, and appeared to like the taste of her juices on his cock as she sucked it a few more times. It ended when she knelt by his feet and he jerked off a small load to her tongue, the ending of the scene weaker than most of the scenes here.

Scene Seven: Sophia Santi, Kimberly Kane, and Samantha Ryan, were up last as Samantha complained about the lame guy she was going with (saying she preferred her hand or a banana better; perhaps referring to former boyfriend Kurt Lockwood by the sound of it). Kimberly was as pale as ever and really not my type but Sophia provided enough in the looks department and Samantha was certainly no slacker either; all three of them getting messy with the banana and slobber. The use of bananas continued and it struck me as a bit odd, especially with the condoms used on them during the penetration. To be frank, I liked the scene but with it had been more fleshed out with something extra (I wasn't immediately sure what was missing here) so it wasn't the best ending of a Celeste flick but it did seem a bit different and I applaud the use of new tricks.

Summary: Sophia Santi's Juice by director Celeste for Digital Playground was a wealth of strokable Sophia Santi scenes; the gal strutting her stuff in four of the seven scenes. For my part, this one was worth a rating of Recommended thanks to the amount of strokability, replay value, and levels of fuck for the buck but I haven't run it by my current significant other so your lady friends might like it even better. (Update: she liked it more than I did, claiming it should be highly recommended for couples and ladies.) In short, Sophia Santi's Juice was not her breakthrough role hinted at recently by insiders claiming she was going to do men on camera but fans will have a lot to appreciate and it served to punctuate her role as one of the contract hotties some had believed was being overlooked of late. Give this a look when it comes out in a few weeks, you will probably enjoy it a lot.

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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