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Hard Candy 4

Studio: Digital Playground » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 10/31/08

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

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Hard Candy 4

Digital Playground/Hand Held Pictures

Sarah Alba seducing James Deen

Genre: Vignette

Director: Robby D.

Jessie Alba and James Deen

Cast: Sarah Alba, Jessie Alba, James Deen, Gabriella Fox, Scott Nails, Allyssa Hall, Mick Blue, Heather Vahn, Zeina Heart, Tommy Gunn

Gabriella Fox!

Length: 148:12 minutes

Date of Production: 9/16/2008

Allyssa Hall

Extras: The best extra was the 6:30 minute long Behind the Scenes feature even though it was far too short. It had some of the humor from the set and relied on the good times of the production instead of the goofy (but well liked) pop up videos used in Robby's other productions. Allyssa began by eating a banana on the bed as she spoke with Robby, an accident in the hallway, and a display of how wet she was then moved cute Gabriella protesting Scott's size, some limited Heather footage, ending with Jessie's nipple erections working for the director and James' goofy improvisation on the couch with Sarah. There was also a pop shot compilation from the scenes, a photogallery & slide show, with three trailers to shows like Cockasian 2, Black Cock Slut, and Filth Cums First 3.

Heather Vahn and Scott

Condoms: None

Zeina Heart

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Audio/Video Quality: Hard Candy 4 was presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Robby D. for Digital Playground using the MPEG-2 codec in the standard definition release with a 480 resolution. The lighting was decent here, about as good as expected given this was Robby's standard type of gonzo, limiting the amounts of grain and video noise. While I generally prefer stronger 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. 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; providing a variety of styles to enjoy. 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 (Sidney Michaels was credited as editor, Brah Bones as Production Manager, etc.). The DVD mastering showed no obvious compression artifacts (the bitrate varying but often staying around the 5.7 Mbps range when I paid attention) but this was not his clearest effort to date. This one didn't look quite as polished as his more recent titles but a quick look at the production date gave me the impression that this was shot quite a while back and looked much like the titles shot concurrently. The audio was presented in a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround English (using an audio bitrate of 448 Kbps and the usual 48 kHz sampling rate) with a minimalist leaning similar to the rest of the Jack series, with the vocals always dominating the audio track as I like it. While there wasn't much separation between the channels though the ladies were almost always clearly heard and their moans added to the enjoyment of the show for those keeping track.

Body of Review: Gabriella Fox is a cute and curvy new contract star working for Digital Playground. Already receiving critical praise and lots of love from fans, the attractive brunette is poised to break out in 2009 with a variety of projects designed to maximize her appeal, a precursor being Hard Candy 4 that comes out at the end of next month. As with Hard Candy 3, the movie comes from the twisted mind of director Robby D. with the added bonus that it will be released under his infamous Hand Held Pictures line, virtually guaranteeing it will contain even more hardcore action than usual. The theme of the series has long been established as catering to fans that appreciate younger performers that have not been in dozens of scenes, making Gabriella a prime candidate as the featured hotty on the front cover. With five lengthy vignettes of decadent sexuality (lasting nearly two and a half hours), I expected a lot of stroke value from the flick, the casting offering me lots of reasons to appreciate the potential provided. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Scene One: Sarah Alba, Jessie Alba, and James Deen, started off the show with something of a weird scene for the company, James coming over to see Jessie but ending up with her mother (Sarah) making a move on the guy. His comments were designed to show how nervous he was at meeting "mom" (including "How long have you known Jessie?") and they sat on the couch together as she rubbed herself, James eventually getting the hint to the point where his cock was deep in her mouth as she slobbed his knob. Although the MILF appeal of the lady was such that she could have been one of the scores in the industry making a Sarah Palin parody scene but for this series she was not the best choice, I still would have liked to see more but the scene was interrupted by Jessie walking in. The horned up pair covered up quickly (not getting caught) and Jessie took James to her room, her nipples gleaming through her shirt as the inquisition began. James pointed out his needs and Jessie finally gave in, the guy going down on her to her appreciative smile. Jessie reciprocated with a sloppy hummer that was not as polished as Sarah's but I wouldn't have turned it down (from either of them) given the look on her face. There was some POV camera work provided too as she knelt before him but they were soon bumping uglies to the point that I was happy the oral had ended. Jessie was not a very active rider of cock and this is one of the reasons I've never been a huge fan of newcomer action, but her moans were realistic enough and she got better with time (slightly better). The scene ended when she orally milked his nuts dry of genetic juice with her mouth and hand working in conjunction to swallow the load. Nice!

Scene Two: Gabriella Fox, the featured gal on the front cover, was up next wearing a colorful bikini top and short muff buffer white skirt with no panties on underneath as the director whispered directions at her during a lengthy tease session. His hands were all over her and this led to Scott Nails joining in, the performer taking over as the director captured the resulting action. Scott felt her up and she seemed to want some action herself, rubbing him through his pants as she teased him with her mouth. The camera was always too close for comfort in my estimation but eventually, the director pulled back a little bit, the rest of the tease followed by Scott initially oral sex on her willing biscuit. Robby was still feeling her titties up during this time but she was too focused on the head and fingering she was getting, the couple actually moving to the shower where they continued under the pouring water (maybe to get away from the director pawing her so much). They certainly seemed more into the action than before, Gabriella kneeling down to actively blow the head of Scott's cock, lick his shaft, and handle his junk. I would have preferred she continue maintaining eye contact with Scott as she did all this but the director interjected as he wanted her to lamely look at the camera, his words falling away as she went with her instincts to kiss him and go back to inhaling his pecker in a heated fashion. They then began to vaginally screw in several positions, Scott's hands caressing her figure as they enjoyed each other, leading them back to the bedroom where her sexy ass was prominently displayed. Scott took her from behind and while she was initially passive, Gabriella was soon pumping on that cock as though she were lost in the moment. Not long afterwards, she was licking him clean as she jerked him off to completion, his large gob of population pudding going all over her hands. Whew!

Scene Three: Allyssa Hall, a cute redheaded gal dressed to look much younger, was up next as she walked in to greet Mick Blue who was checking her out online. She was cleaning up in the impossibly large bathroom when she ended up on the bed with Mick, the two discussing her love of a particular sex toy she had posed with for some pictures. Allyssa looked a lot like a younger Penny Flame and was quick to comply when he asked her to blow him. This led to Mick warming her up in suitably wet fashion and the pair vaginally boning in a frisky manner, working a number of positions that appeared to hit the spot for Allyssa. She was an active rider when on top of him but could barely keep up with the way he pounded away at her young pussy, some of her sex noises actually striking me as a bit over the top but most of them sounding fairly minimal. She also did some taste testing to get him off, concentrating on the head as he tried to shove his dick deep inside her throat, the ending stream of semen ending up in her mouth as she knelt before him one last time. I hope to see more of her (and wonder if the company will ever decide on how to spell her name as it was presented in a couple of ways this time).

Scene Four: Heather Vahn, another youthful looking cutie in a comfy pink shirt and shorts, was up next on the couch as she rubbed the crotch of Scott Nails after waking him up. The scenario was that they had fucked before (I don't remember it off hand) and she wanted some more loving from him, her insistence growing stronger as he tried to deny her needs. She started stripped and then threatened to tell her parents how he took her virginity, resulting in the guy dropping between her legs to go down on her (now that her girlish panties were off). While Heather did not look "that" young, she was definitely on the young side and she was purring like a kitten at Scott's oral assault, moaning and pinching her own nipples as she rubbed his shaven head working her snatch. She then told him that she really wanted to suck his cock and he wasn't about to deny her wish, his turgid member receiving some professional loving from the experienced cock sucker (she was clearly not new to wrapping her lips around a large cock and inhaling it). The vaginal screwing that took place after that started off with a doggy and moved through the usual angles too, her verbal coaxing adding to the fun even if she still needs to polish up her aggression a bit. She did get better with time and her all natural body came full circle to milk him dry, resulting in a facial after the ending doggy position nearly caused Scott to bust a nut inside of her. Yeah!

Scene Five: Zeina Heart, a very attractive brunette wearing only a man's shirt loosely (as though she just climbed out of bed and grabbed the closest thing to her), was up last in a building overlooking the city. She had a thong on underneath and a large dildo in her hand, attaching it to the window as she sucked merrily away on the device. She was in heat and needing a real cock as she masturbated, the cutie occasionally smiling at the camera even before she used a large business chair as the platform for her to insert the dildo inside her dripping pussy, her sweet ass facing the camera. The resolution (even in the SD version of the movie) was good enough that I could see the little goose bumps of excitement she had as she continued, her face glowing when she was provided with the cock of Tommy Gunn as a better substitute. She slobbed his pecker as she jammed the dildo inside her biscuit, Tommy soon giving her his throbbing rod inside too to prove the toy was inferior. Zeina sucked her own juices off the toy in conjunction with the pounding she took but lost her concentration as he continued to give her what she really needed. He was so large compared to her small frame that I wondered if she could take much more, the toy eventually serving best as a gag to keep the noise down from her. Zeina was not a particularly active rider though so the scene was not the best of the batch, Tommy rubbing out a modest wad of semen to her open mouth as the closing point.

Summary: Hard Candy 4 by director Robby D. for Digital Playground had everything advertised and more. Gabriella Fox was luscious looking and showed how sexually gifted she could be with several of the others providing a lot of spank bank material to inspire fans for quite some time. The amount of young fuck for the buck managed to elevate the majority of the movie to the point where it earned a rating of Recommended or better, the replay value alone making this one special. In short, Hard Candy 4 was even better than Hard Candy 3 so fans will want to check it out when the movie is released late next month (just in time for the holidays).


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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