Audio/Video Quality: Hannah Harper: Sexual Freak 5 was presented in 1.77:1 anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Robby D. for release by Digital Playground. The lighting was 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 medium 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 and at other times enhancing it somewhat. 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 (including Kurt "Raw Heat" Tortcher and Nick "Maestro" P.) with the DVD mastering revealing no compression artifacts (the visual bitrate hovering in the mid 7 Mbps range most of the time). The audio was presented in a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround English (448 Kbps bitrate) 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.
Body of Review: Robby D. has done such a major overhaul of Digital Playground in recent years as he has led them to embrace the gonzo format increasingly more often (not just with his Handheld Pictures titles either) than any of their critics have accepted that I wonder if those of you who haven't seen any of their latest efforts realize the extent of the changes. This once haven for couples fuck flicks might still offer such titles from time to time but now that they have taken a turn on the darker side, they have shown that the diversity they offer caters to a much wider audience. This was the case with Hannah Harper: Sexual Freak 5, the latest title in the series to showcase a gal of beauty and sexual skill. Rumors have bounced around the internet that Hannah was going to sign with them and backed out at the last minute before the 2007 AEE Show but this was filmed mere days before the convention and questions were met with half hearted denials about her status as a potential contract gal while Roxy Jezel and Lacie Heart were promoted as the next big names in porn (both offering some great talents to the mix). In any case, Hannah had two full scenes here and showed her potential for sexual heat, though not providing her best work to date. The movie provided a number of different slices of life where one member of each scene would dominate, typically including some sexually freaky material that Robby probably enjoys in his private life (as in scene one...lol). That said, here is a look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used here at all:
Scene One: Hannah Harper, the beautiful blond Australian seen all over the front DVD cover, was up first as she posed in front of a mirror in her French maid outfit. To say she was looking hot wouldn't be enough but this was interrupted by Marco Banderas/Duato applying woman's make up while dressed up in panties. As weird as that sounds, Hannah seemed to find it appealing and she took charge of the muscular stud, sucking him off in bed. This would have been one of those times when I passed on the scene if I were Marco but his comfort zone falling well into the questionably gay zone was tempered by the fact that he was going to work with Hannah. She actively worked his cock in and out of her mouth, berating him as she did so, eventually sitting on his face as he went down on her in return. She climbed on board the Marco train to get some cock in her pussy after that, doing a few positions before jerking him off onto his own stomach. For me, the scene was too limited sexually to make up for the feminization material at the beginning but if you're into that, more power to you.
Scene Two: Naomi, looking thinner than I've ever seen her in the past, was up next as she dominated a handcuffed Scott Nails as he lied prone on the floor of the living room. To be frank, having enjoyed Naomi a great many times in the past, her weight issue really dragged this one down for me too, though I'm not one to fuss about weight as a general rule of thumb. Her booty shorts and fluffy white top (with bra) added something before she sat on his face; her ass still sporting a nice curvature to it as he was forced to orally work her over. She then attacked his cock like it was a cheeseburger and teased him with some minimal oral before freeing him to bone her like he owned her. Having built up some sexual frustration, he really let loose inside of her but she was not nearly as active as I've seen her in the past, forcing him to do all the work until the very end. The vaginal sex led to him jerking out a load of population pudding, a healthy load that coated her face before some post coital sucking.
Scene Three: Audrey Bitoni, a curvy brunette with a fine ass, was up next as she tormented Ben English, who was busy reading the business section of the newspaper. She called him "Bob" and swatted him, Ben telling her if she did it again, he'd take it from her and make her his bitch (the comic timing was classic!). The next thing you know, she was sporting the collar and he was slapping her around a little, Audrey appreciating the action more than a little bit as she relished his aggressive stance. Her oral was pretty heated and the resulting vaginal screw pretty fair too, Audrey pounding herself on his cock in the living room chair as though totally into it. Ben was overheated after a few positions and was sweating like crazy, Audrey taking his facial mechanically as she toyed with him yet again.
Scene Four: Leah Jaye, a curvy English gal with a sexy body, was up next as she brought a paddle to Scott Nails and tried to top from the bottom; demanding he spank her harder than he cared to do. This pissed her off so she reclaimed the paddle and dominated him herself, making him ask for more as she playfully tapped his ass when he was stretched out over her lap. She then smothered his face with her ass and he livened up a bit, resulting in her blowing him as though wanting to suck his seed prematurely. They then screwed vaginally with her showing some decent energy as her fleshy ass cheeks rippled in response to his pounding style, ending with him coming in and around her mouth.
Scene Five: Hannah Harper, up last in a scene where she played the dominatrix to a scared Mick Blue, demanded that he do everything she said and as she wanted it done or she would show the video to his wife. Toying with him and his fear of being caught by his wife, she had him motivated to really eat her out before she reciprocated using her superior oral talents. After the knob bobbing went on for awhile and her cherry red lipstick coated his cock, she freed him to ride his cock actively in a few positions as she addressed the camera. They had fun here and it ended with a pop shot to her ass cheeks, the couple waving at the camera before the credits rolled.
Summary: Hannah Harper: Sexual Freak 5 by director Robby D. for release by Digital Playground was far too short for my tastes with minimal extras that really struck me as common (outside of the Behind the Scenes feature that is). If a DVD is full priced and clocking in at well under 90 minutes, it better address a narrowly defined niche that no one else caters to as well or the results are almost always going to be rating it as a Rent It or less. Don't get me wrong, Hannah Harper: Sexual Freak 5 had some decent sex but simply not enough of it to justify the price given the totality of the package provided. Robby and friends have done better in the past, a lot better actually, so perhaps it makes sense that Hannah never signed with them if this was the kind of release she warranted from the company.
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