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Jack's Playground 36

Studio: Digital Playground » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 11/23/07

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Sophia Santi seen on the minimalist extras page.

Jack’s Playground 36

Digital Playground

Genre: Gonzo, Comedy

Selina Draagen's ass looked sweet.

Director: Robby D.

Cast: Selina Draagen, Scott Nails, Sophia Santi, Marlena, Alyssa Chase, Carli Banks, Christina Brooks, Ben English, Holly Wellin

Hotty Sophia Santi and her gal pal Marlena.

Length: 123:02 minutes

Date of Production: 10/27/2005

Alyssa Chase did not rely on looks alone.

Extras: The only extras were a slideshow, a pop shot compilation from the scenes, a biography for Sophia Santi, a photogallery, as well as trailers to shows like Pirates II, Island Fever 4, Pirates, and the usual Virtual Sex titles like Virtual Sex with Shay Jordan, Virtual Sex with Kira Kener, Virtual Sex with Jana Cova, Virtual Sex with Mercedez, Virtual Sex with Sophia Santi, Virtual Sex with Teagan Presley, Virtual Sex with Jesse Jane, and Virtual Sex with Nikki Tyler.

Condoms: None

The Carli Banks solo scene was too dark to get into.

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Audio/Video Quality: Jack’s Playground 36 was presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Robby D. for release 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 camerawork to allow the talented Nick "The Wiz" P. the task of cleaning up the goofs with the editing and music this time; “extra special edits” by Joey and Kurt too) with the DVD mastering revealing no obvious compression artifacts (the bitrate varying but often staying near the lower 7 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.

Ben English talking to Christina Brooks by the pool table.

Body of Review: Digital Playground has evolved with the times, largely thanks to the extensive efforts by director Robby D. in recent years; the man pushing his unique style of gonzo vision to the accepting masses. With all the different series he is in charge of these days, it is easy to forget the flagship series of the bunch, the Jack’s Playground series where he scams the ladies into having sex as a way for them to get into music videos. The latest volume in the series stars sexy Sophia Santi and is the lucky Jack’s Playground 36, a set of scenes shot right after those from Jack’s Playground 35 that I reviewed earlier this year. Coming out next month, the show continued the adventures of Jack and friends as they made lots of unkept promises to the ladies with a nod and a wink; gals like Sophia never dumb enough to play along with the scammer theme of the series. If you’ve enjoyed the series in the past, there was a lot to like this time too, so here’s a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting no condoms were used:

Holly Wellin was sent home from school early.

Scene One: Selina Draagen, a lean brunette with great looks, was up first as yet another stripper wanting to be in a music video, was introduced by Scott Nails to the director in the house. The guys stoked up on the hotty as she walked around the house in her jeans, her nipples protruding through her white shirt as she showed her special skill at lap dancing. As good as that skill was, Scott liked her blowjob abilities even better; Selina taking him into her mouth ever slowly to tease the heck out of him orally. While he only gave her a few licks at the beginning of the scene, he was very active at poking her perfect pussy, the babe too passive but able to coast on her looks better than most thanks to her swallowing of population pudding during the facial. It was a moderate start the show but she can practice with me any time.

Scene Two: Sophia Santi, the fabulous looking contract hotty seen featured on the right hand side of the cover, and short haired Marlena, the other brunette on the cover, were up next in a lesbian scene that employed a birthday theme (it being Jack’s birthday). The ladies teased but wouldn’t let the perverted director touch them, allowing him to “watch from above” as he shot the two of them getting all sexed up with one another. The ladies looked good together and showed plenty of chemistry together; leaving lipstick trails on breast and cookie (all while slapping his hands away). While I was clearly more attracted to Sophia’s beauty, Marlena added something to the mix as well; her coy talking elevating the scene a bit as she moaned in delight at Sophia’s efforts. The gals continued by savoring each other really well orally but the scene lacked a little in that they did not truly “finish” the scene together.

Scene Three: Alyssa Chase, another brunette with a stripper next door look to her, was up next as the guys picked her up in a shopping parking lot. Her ample titties impressed Scott Nails outside the Target but she wouldn’t flash until they were in the car; a quick edit later and she was sucking his cock by the couch. Alyssa appeared to be quite familiar with a cock in her mouth, sucking him off as she applied some gentle pressure to his nuts and shaft (though her nipple looked weird as Jack zoomed in on it). She was an active vaginal rider and while I wondered why she didn’t titty fuck him initially, she at least gave a decent performance during the penetrative sex (after which, her titties came into active play). They screwed some more and he busted a nut on her butterfly tattoo and ass cheeks to finish up.

Scene Four: Carli Banks, the sexy blond on the far left side of the cover, was up next as she took Jack’s money to give him a show. The 19 year old cutie was very sexy and her fetish attire looked good on her as she coyly got him all excited. She masturbated but it was too short and too limited thanks to the gimmick of the peep hole style manner in which it was shot.

Scene Five: Christina Brooks, a busty gal with brown hair, was up next playing pool as Jack stalked her. His cell phone went off, giving him away, and he started the usual music video scam; the gal not shy in the least little bit as she allowed him to play with her chest. Ben English joined them and got familiar with her ample breast sample as he licked and sucked her nipples; Christina going with the flow as he continued by playing with her shaven biscuit while she rubbed his pants. She dropped to her knees to please him, taking off his Calvin Klein undies to gain access to his dick, sucking away with more than a little familiarity with it. He throatfucked her and got some titty fuck action; the shadows a bit too much for me this time. This continued until he started vaginally banging her over the pool table, the bent over lass jiggling at the ass cheeks and titties as he drove his rod deep inside of her. They switched back and forth between some PTM and titty fucking and the doggy banging; Christina pushing back on his cock to meet his thrusts until the missionary cut that short. She was more active in the cowgirl related positions and the scene ended with the facial, Ben dousing her thoroughly with his semen before it all came to a close.

Scene Six: Holly Wellin, the skinny blond on the middle of the front cover, was up last as a schoolgirl, the gal not knowing what perils she was going to face thanks to the aromatic Scott Nails having farted a few times (Jack joking about a spider crawling up his ass and dying). While she winced, the lack of oxygen appeared to increase her willingness to work the meat pipe, the clothes coming off and her oral talents put to use really well. I liked her messy oral style as much as her funky accent, the enthusiastic blowjob leading to an active vaginal ride. As hot as the gal was, she then proceeded to take him in her ass, the cock tearing into her as she slowed down but kept up a good pace. Once warmed up though, she was just as active (maybe more so) during the anal; Holly jerking him off into her mouth to drain his balls dry. Fans will especially like the swallowing action and the movie ended on a high note. Yum!

Summary: Jack’s Playground 36 by director Robby D. for Digital Playground was not the best volume of the series but without a lot of low points or very high points, it still managed to wrangle a rating of Recommended out of me due to the levels of replayability, stroke value, and amount of fuck for the buck. The technical values were decent and the relative lack of extras that might have elevated the DVD lacking but not enough to kill the deal for me altogether. In short, Jack’s Playground 36, like Jack’s Playground 35, will be worth your time, money, and seed if you give it a chance.

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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