Cast: Tori Black, John Strong, Tia Thomas, Steve Holmes, Sabrina Starr, Mark Ashley, Courtney James, Evelyn Lin, Alex Gonz
Length: 123:45 minutes
Dates of Production: 10/31/2007, 11/4/2007, 11/7/2007, 11/14/2007
Extras: The best extra was the 27:09 minute long Behind the Scenes feature with a lot of interview time and some flashing taking place. The ladies were especially cute and that helped make it well worth checking out, finding gals who appreciated a talented tongue like Steve or the well hung nature of Mark; a few slips included in the feature where gals seemed surprised making it even better. There was also a double sided DVD cover and a photogallery but that was it.
Audio/Video Quality: Fresh Outta High School #8 (Blu-Ray) was presented in widescreen color with an aspect ratio of about 1.78:1 as shot by director Greg Lansky for New Sensations using the AVC codec for the Blu-Ray version (my TV showing the material was in 1080i but as discussed elsewhere, that doesn't mean it didn't look just fine in terms of the mastering). Like earlier volumes in the series, Greg provided lighting to eliminate the grain, video noise, and other things that bother picky fans like myself; the greater amount of attention given here to the chemistry between the ladies from what I could discern. The camera angles were a bit mixed in terms of making the ladies look their best but the editing covered many of the minor issues and the shaky camera did not get in the way too much. The bitrate of the show seemed to hover around the mid 18 Mbps area but I did not see any compression artifacts at all. The picture generally looked decent overall with some shadows getting in the way in a couple scenes more than others but it seemed competently handled. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English using a 224 Kbps bitrate and 48 kHz sampling rate, the vocals tending to be minimal once the sex started as did the music but the lack of separation and limited dynamic range were about what I expected of the aural characteristics of the movie. On a side note, the vocals seemed to be lower than the opening music (substantially lower at that) so be prepared to adjust them once you've started the movie if you care to hear what is said in the scenes, but as the ladies heated up, they got louder too.
-- sponsored by --
Body of Review: Greg Lansky came out of nowhere several years ago, tackling a number of series based on youth for Digital Sin and sister company New Sensations. That isn't my favorite genre but fans of his work profess that many of the ladies used are the type that fit the bill, "young, hot, and fuckable" with an attempt to use ladies that are not shot out by all of his competitors. Now that the company is making the move to release a bunch of titles on the superior Blu-Ray format, it may even find itself back in the driver's seat as it used to be as one of the top companies for technical values, much like it had been when the DVD format arrived so long ago. The latest such release making it my way is the well received Fresh Outta High School #8 (Blu-Ray), a title starring some appealing new talent with the requisite look. The standard definition version of the flick covered by Peter Rockwell, I was curious as to how it would fare as a newer title given the hi-def upgrade. Here's what the back cover said about the show: "Director Greg Lansky is proud to introduce this volume's graduating class of slutty teens that will make you pop until you drop. Courtney James gets her pussy punished by Mark Wood. Sabrina Starr spreads her legs nice and wide for Mark Ashley. Evelyn Lin gets her lips split by Alex's massive meat. Tia Thomas and Steve Holmes cram for an oral exam that you will never forget. And Tori Black learns to go balls deep when John Strong sticks his dick deep inside her dripping wet cunt. These girls are about to get it good, because this is a lesson they didn't get at school!" Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Tori Black, one of the rising porn performers of recent months, was up first as a cute coed dressed in the standard attire of the series as she entered the open door to the house. From the waist up, she appeared to be prim & proper, even wearing a tie on her neck before John Strong caught her drinking at his bar. He played the father of her friend and she didn't want any trouble, offering to work something out for his silence; bending over to reveal her shapely ass for him to spank as her thong rode up the cheeks. Granted, her ass was a perfectly curved genetic blessing but he wanted more, licking the gal's dirty areas after she blew him aggressively. Tori gave forth a lot of dirty talk too, enhancing the moment and John started banging her pussy in the bar stool before she did some PTM (a messy hummer to clean her juices off of his rod). Paying particular attention to his balls, she got him even harder and he orally rewarded her before they started to vaginally bone again, this time Tori getting even more active as she appeared to get off a second time, moving around the room for more fun. John unleashed his wad of population pudding to her mouth and she seemed to swallow it down with ease, making a great opening scene to appreciate repeatedly. Wow!
Scene Two: Tia Thomas, a lean little brunette with a decidedly appealing youth look to her, was up next with Steve Holmes; discussing her future in a grandfatherly manner with her in the living room. She proved to him that they had a degree of trust together, the old pervert undressing her to reveal a sweet little body under her outfit. His compliments hit home and she responded with an amusing naiveté before they kissed, the clothing falling to the wayside in short order but the oral establishing some surprising chemistry between them that didn't rely strictly on her performance skills. According to their warm up in the BTS, no one had ever eaten her ass before and she really liked it, enough that the look on her face was extremely hot, Steve showing her he had other oral skills to please her with as well. Her blowjob was less about skill than her willingness to serve, marking a thematic break from the other scenes but one well in line with the series title regarding newcomers. The vaginal fucking was much the same way as she simply wasn't a very active rider most of the time, but she tossed his salad (rimmed his ass) and proved she was an apt student all the same; something worth noting for fans. The scene ended when he rubbed out a load of spew to her mouth as she held the kitchen counter, the man kissing her forehead gingerly to end it. Nice!
Scene Three: Sabrina Starr, a very appealing little gal with pretty eyes and a lean figure, was up next with Mark Ashley, the guy installing cable (and really looking the part) as she showed him the area in need of service. The inquisitive gal looked really young and engaged him in conversation, making the first move as she pawed his ass. Her groping raised the tension of the room and he responded as expected, getting excited by the bad girl persona confronting him. She aggressively slobbed his knob and he ate her out nicely in return, the fucking proving to be a bit much for her to handle actively, though she did try to milk him dry with her well used PC muscles. She clamped down during the facial as though it were toxic waste, closing eyes and mouth as if she couldn't help it; weakening the admittedly generic scene even more though she did fulfill the look of the series better than most here.
Scene Four: Courtney James, a sexy brunette with long straight hair, was up next as she participated in an entrance interview with Mark Ashley to go to his university. She wore the traditional school girl outfit and he was in a suit, neither lasting long when he confronted her about her sorted ways. She began stripping him and sucking his cock to display her willingness to do the right thing, not be a cock tease as purported. Her slow paced hummer teased him and aside from her looking at the camera several times, it was a decent knob slobbing as far as I was concerned. Skipping him providing oral, she immediately sat on his cock and bounced away crazily, impaling herself in several positions until he laid her down to do some missionary; the verbal comments too generic but the scene otherwise looking good. She opened her mouth for the pop shot and kept her eyes open too, Mark jerking off his jizz for her to swallow. Sweet!
Scene Five: Evelyn Lin, the Asian gal on the front cover, was perhaps my least appealing pick of the cast though she did look the part of a young lady just out of high school in her outfit. Alex Gonz sat with her at the piano and explained that she needed to step up her practicing, the gal certainly no musical prodigy and willing to make a deal to shut him up for the meeting he had with dad later that night. She rubbed his leg and undid his pants, kneeling before him to show she was no stranger to sucking cock, some of it recorded in POV fashion before he ate her out in return. She was moderately active and kept her clothing on as they fucked, the ending showing her need for seed to be on the lower end of the scale. It was probably the weakest scene of the bunch and how she earned the cover is a mystery to me.
Summary: Fresh Outta High School #8 (Blu-Ray) by director Greg Lansky for Digital Sin might not have been his best volume in the series (I haven't seen many of them) but it certainly had a wealth of hot young ladies that later went on to become bigger names in the industry. The technical values were solid and while I'm disappointed that the bonus scene was not present in this version, nor were any substantial extras, the disc remained a healthy Recommended in my eyes. In short, Fresh Outta High School #8 (Blu-Ray) should prove to offer a decent alternative for those of you that do not want your high definition porn full of filters, gels, and other post production tricks that weaken the reality look of the sex acts.
---- 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