Audio/Video Quality: A Jungle Story was presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Robby D. for release by Handheld Pictures as distributed 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; sometimes using a POV angle before the sex took place. 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 for the slightest bit of polishing up by Nick "The Wiz" P. according to sources at the company and the credits) with the DVD mastering revealing no compression artifacts (the bitrate varying but often staying near the upper 5 Mbps range). The audio was presented in a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround (using 384 Kbps) 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 and the thumping beat of the series theme tune.
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Body of Review: Handheld Pictures is the brainchild of director Robby D.; a man best known as ushering in a new age of depraved gonzo over at Digital Playground in recent years. The company gives Robby more freedom to try things that don't quite fit the mold for DP, usually resulting in edgy, more sexually passionate scenes. His latest project for the company is A Jungle Story, subtitled as "An Interracial Anal Movie", something I see all the time at various companies in porn but about as expected at DP these days as them releasing a compilation of Devon and Tera's greatest hits with a commentary praising all they did for the company. Seriously though, DP is no stranger to interracial scenes and while I have never liked the term (we're all members of the human race after all), a lot of people enjoy seeing such action. Written by online reviewing legend Roger T. Pipe, who is certainly no stranger to actively participating in productions these days, the movie mixes things up by presenting a variety of races doing each other sexually, not adhering to the outdated notion that interracial means a black man and a white woman. The scenes were not really related to one another in any meaningful way (except perhaps the first and last scene) and I can see why Robby has avoided doing features in awhile if this was the best he could do but the amount of anal sex was more than expected from one of his shows, fans of gals that passively ride cock surely more likely to appreciate this one than I did. If you're still interested, here is a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used:
Scene One: Carly Parker, the cute blond on the front cover, was up first as she sought out some big black dick as offered by new neighbor Jean Claude Batiste. Her neon blue bra and panties covered her ample curves well enough and he lifted her to the couch in order to service the lady after some minimal dialogue. She appeared to have some extra junk in her trunk here, less of a problem for me than the overdone implants, and he spent considerable time warming her up before she slobbed his knob on her knees. Jean is not the biggest guy in porn but she was willing to prepare him orally and he was soon pounding away at her cookie after a lame titty fuck attempt. Her dirty talk was decent but she was a passive fuck here, limiting my enjoyment substantially until she got on top of his lap to revive my interest. They weren't the most fluid pairing I've seen of late but the clumsy energy displayed was strokable and the vaginal plowing was okay by the time she warmed up. I was almost surprised when she took the anal (except for the title) but this was another case where the gal became really passive and as much potential as her rounded rump possessed, even her best efforts fell short (fans of ATM might like it more since she maintained an aggressive oral stance throughout the scene). It ended when he eventually rubbed out a load of population pudding without her assistance; the gal clamping her eyes down tightly until his modest wad was over with. She did offer some post coital sucking but as I said earlier, her oral abilities were never a major issue.
Scene Two: Sammy Cruz, an appealing Latina in a modified maid outfit (I prefer French maid outfits more), was up next as she cleaned the living room and gave Scott Nails a Spanish lesson. Her stripper next door look appealed to me at least as much as Carly's pale look (perhaps more) but the limits of the discussion aside, Scott made it clear that he wanted lessons in another aspect of her culture. He took her feather duster from her and started tickling her pussy as the two kissed, her laughing with nervous energy as he slowly disrobed her (panties first). Her wet coochy showed she was into the action, leading to her reciprocating with a pretty solid hummer; the couple screwing after that. I was saddened that she barely took any of his shaft into her mouth and her initial passive ride in the pussy but the use of toys to prepare her sweet ass for his next assault was kind of visually appealing. Sadly, she never displayed any kind of enthusiasm for his cock in her during the penetrative positions and even the heated dirty talk in Spanish that I like so much, seemed wasted as a result. The ending facial was pretty large but without the body of the scene working, I didn't see the point.
Scene Three: Cody Lane, a very sexy brunette wearing glasses, was up next on the couch playing a tutor to scruffy looking Jean Val Jean and Tony DeSergio. She was shy but they worked out a plan where she would do their homework and they would show her their cocks; a bit of a rip off given the comparative values of the services (if Rog wrote this one, he needs to go back and redo it for the director's cut). The men were soon naked with their cocks hovering around her supposedly virgin mouth, the gal giving them expert head that belied the characterization of the scene. Her schoolgirl outfit stayed on for awhile and she continued blowing Tony while Jean tapped that pussy of hers in doggy. The minimal choking was a change of pace but did little for me as it did not motivate her any and she kept on going as though he wasn't there. The men switched positions and worked her mouth and pussy some more, leading into some anal work where she remained a passive ride. I had mixed feelings about the sexual dynamics of the scene since she was what amounted to an oral whore one minute and the untouched cock rider the next; the thematic issues dragging it down nearly as much as her limited penetrative skills. She did get better with time but by then she was getting her ass tapped and doing a DP that showed how uncomfortable she was, her stretch marks zoomed in on a few too many times. The scene ended with her eyes clamped shut and the men jerking off to her face unassisted, making a scene that should have been a sure thing on the light side for me.
Scene Four: Keeani Lei, an average looking Asian gal in a red satin dress, was up next as she dumped her prom date with a lie in order to service Rico Strong and Ace on daddy's bed. They discussed daddy's problems with black men a bit too long for my tastes before she began sucking them off and getting some head in return. She gave sloppy head and the men liked it but rather than immediately banging her, they started using glass toys on her pussy and ass instead. I could understand the toys being used if they walked in on her but the men initiated the toys rather than use their meaty members; striking me as counter intuitive to say the least. They did feed her the anal plug for some ATM while giving her a technical DP but the rest of the scene simply had the men working her one at a time in penetrative sex while the other guy got some head. The biggest let down of the scene was the passive way she took their cocks, letting the men pound her but never pushing back. Her oral and dirty talk was okay but that was small consolation given the potential of the scene. It ended with the usual facials and I noticed she at least had the decency to swallow.
Scene Five: Aurora "Nicara" Jolie, a very attractive black gal known for her refusal to do vaginal sex, was up last as the wife of JCB from the first scene. She was kneeling in front of Tommy Gunn, Chris Charming, and Jerry; pointing out her man was probably screwing Chris's wife. He showed no emotion at the prospect and said nothing while Tommy spoke up that they should give Aurora what she so clearly wanted; a trio of white cocks. Now, having actually listened to the dialogue, I found the comparison of cocks to be interesting since Chris is at least as well endowed as JCB and the premise of the first scene was how small he was by comparison. I dismissed the nonsensical words as something to laugh about when I talk to Rog but thankfully, Aurora was aggressively blowing the men as though she was on the bonus plan. They slapped her large titties and treated her slightly rougher than usual, her looking directly at the camera for most of the scene weakening the dynamic a bit too. The hummers led to the expected anal action, Aurora giving Jerry a treat as he sucked on her "big fat black ass", but the good news was that unlike most of the other scenes, she was a champion anal rider. She impaled herself soundly on cock as they went nearly balls deep inside her rectum, the cutie sucking the other two off as they took turns boning her backdoor. There was ATM and she ended by swallowing, giving at least one scene in the movie the kind of replay value I like to see.
Summary: A Jungle Story by director Robby D. was one of the rare titles on the Handheld Pictures label that I found lacking in almost every scene. A quick look at the body of work he has done for his label (to be released by Digital Playground) shows precious few disappointments and as a fan of many interracial titles of late, I don't think that was the problem for me. In deference to my friend Roger, I really wanted to like this one but rest assured that his writing did not materially impact my rating of Rent It since there really wasn't much of it to speak of. Aurora saved the movie for me and some of the others displayed solid oral skills that worked as often as not but the lack of extras did not help any more than the passive manner in which most of the ladies took the cock during the penetrative scenes so I had to accept that even Robby can drop the ball some times. In short, A Jungle Story had some potential but rarely managed to live up to it as the chemistry was lacking and the performances seemed mechanical to a fault. It is not common for so many scenes in one of Robby's movies to fall short but at least his more frequent critics will like the idea that he kept quiet while shooting the action.
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