Cast: Faye Valentine, Scott Nails, Madison Young, Rico Strong, Nikki Roze, Tony DeSergio, Scarlett Fay, Evan Stone, Sascha
Length: 133:44 minutes
Date of Production: 1/22/2008
Extras: There was only a photogallery, a slide show, and 3 trailers for those that care.
Madison Young, Sascha, and Nikki Rose
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Audio/Video Quality: Jack's Redhead Adventure 1 was presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Robby D. for release by Digital Playground next month, the standard definition version of the movie released using the MPEG-2 codec. The lighting was 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. While I generally prefer flood lighting in my gonzo porn, Robby has a way of showing it all with less light, the tint of the colors only slightly off as a result and his Jim F. as a second cameraman (not to mention an uncredited henchman) in line with previous efforts in the series. The way the scenes were shot and edited decent, T. Baggs the credited editor of the moment. 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 with the DVD mastering revealing no compression artifacts (the bitrate varying but often staying near the upper 6 Mbps range). The audio was presented in a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround English (using 448 Kbps as the audio bitrate and a 48 kHz sampling rate for those who care) with a minimalist leaning that seemed unique in most ways to productions outside of the other Jack series, with the vocals always dominating the audio track as I like it. While there wasn't much separation between the channels, if any, the ladies were almost always clearly heard and their moans added to the enjoyment of the show.
Body of Review: Digital Playground was once known far and wide as a premiere couples company, their softcore features winning all sorts of awards but leaving hardcore lovers a bit limp so when director Robby D. was brought over from Vivid, no one batted an eyelash thinking he would eventually become a powerhouse gonzo director at the company. These days, Robby has his hand in almost all the releases of the company too, shooting the works of his gal pal Celeste and chugging cameras for main man Joone but of most interest to me is his own works where the pervert chases ladies all over the place using his "Jack" persona. For the uninitiated, Jack is Robby's fictional alter ego that always uses the promise of music video work to get a gal stripping and fucking on camera, occasionally sidestepping the concept for the fictional Teen America pageant or pretending he's a novice shooting his first pornos in the My First Porn series. As the company has expanded to meet increasing niche demands they have used his skills to offer big ass movies, big tit movies, and now are moving into another area new to them with Jack's Redhead Adventure 1, showcasing redheaded ladies having a lot of fun. When Robby was still in the planning stages of the movie, he could not stop talking about it and even in our own Xcritic forums, the demand for fiery redheads has been made clear so I took some time to check it out. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Faye Valentine, the cute redhead seen featured on the right hand side of the front cover, was up first playing a size queen in search of a big cock. Jack introduced her to Scott Nails so she was happy with his size, Scott caring mainly that she had a heartbeat as he scanned her tight black top and red cut off shorts. They went into the house where she sat next to the guy, Scott trading a look at his cock for a gander at her puffy nippled breasts. Faye was excited to see the guy and he looked like he wanted to play connect the dots with her freckles and his rod; Faye assuming the standard role of a cock sucker on the couch to start the sex. She used her hand and concentrated on his tip, using slower strokes but soon speeding up to see just how big he could get. Her ass looked pretty ripe bouncing on his cock after that, Scott skipping giving her any head (maybe due to the sores she had on her body). While she was a moderately active rider, there was no chemistry, passion, or energy between them, several more positions covered with PTM before the mouth pop coated her tonsils with population pudding.
Scene Two: Madison Young, the redhead bent over on the front cover in the background, was up next and while she had a lot of freckles too, her skin was almost translucent compared to scene partner Rico Strong. I liked her fishnet stockings and tight black shorts, the glass dildo in her hand looking ready for active duty as she licked it and stroked her own body. Robby felt her up as he conversed with her too, whispering sweet nothings in her ear as he captured her on camera. She then walked into the game room where she started slobbing Rico's knob aggressively, making a mess of it but showing her skill level too. Savoring the cock, Madison took awhile to get the fellow ready, his chubby used to poke her pussy initially. She was a mostly passive ride here and her over the top vocals weakened the scene for me ever so slightly, Madison increasing the tempo of her ride somewhat but never enough as the scene continued. Rico jerked off to her face at the end, unassisted by the lady until she offered some post coital sucking.
Scene Three: Nikki Roze, the dark redhead seen second from the left with the star shaped tattoos on the cover, started out playfully enough as she flashed Jack outside of the house where they were waiting for Tony DeSergio. She had as many freckles as Faye for those into them and the breezy day made her nipples hard long before she crawled on the floor to greet Tony on the staircase. He kissed her and she responded fairly well, stripping off her clothing and orally teasing her before she blew him aggressively. She pushed back during the vaginal romp and gained some momentum as the scene developed too, making it a favorite of the show. The limited number of positions didn't hurt the quality of the scene either though I wanted more by the time he unleashed his seed on her tongue. Nice!
Scene Four: Scarlett Fay, the adorable young redhead with the all natural body seen on the left hand side of the front cover, rounded out the ladies of the cast and proved that this could have been called "Jack's Freckle Adventure" just as much as its actual title, the mighty Evan Stone, the man dominating her in the living room as she changed outfits. She hadn't been in many scenes when this was shot, her ability to tease fair but still on the learning curve as Evan went down on her. He went right into plowing her pussy too, the blowjob and PTM aspect shorted from the edit. She was another gal not living up to her full potential, looking great but showing herself as less filling and in need of more experience. Evan rubbed out the load to her face but she spit it out, resulting in a mediocre scene for the most part.
Scene Five: Madison Young, Nikki Roze, and Sascha, were up last as the two ladies dressed up like slutty hookers in fishnet stockings, short skirts, and bikini tops. They pawed each other as Jack spoke to them, showing some chemistry towards one another before they joined the hairy meat puppet on the couch. Sascha liked the pubic hair tuffs and pulled at them, the gals laughing before going into performer mode and sucking his dick. The ladies took turns blowing him but kept looking at the camera, alternating orally just as they did vaginally during the boning portion of the scene. There was a lot of PTM this time and even some anal by Madison but even as she inhaled his ass juice covered cock, the action seemed a bit forced to me. They swapped the spew after the mouth pop and while it was an okay scene, it wasn't enough to make the show a winner.
Summary: Jack's Redhead Adventure 1 by director Robby D. for Digital Playground comes out at the end of next month and fans of redheads will have a lot of freckles and red hair to appreciate even if I found some of the scenes lacking. There was some stroke value though so I rated it as a Rent It, falling short of similar ventures by the company but at least offering an alternative. In short, Jack's Redhead Adventure 1 might be the start of a great new series if Robby can find enough hotty redheads to flesh out the ranks but I wanted more and the relative lack of extras didn't help either.
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