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Jack's POV 12 (Blu-ray)

Studio: Digital Playground » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 11/20/08

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

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Jack's POV 12 (Blu-ray and Standard Definition)

Digital Playground

Shyla Stylez!

Genre: Gonzo, POV (Point of View)

Director: Robby D.

Madison Ivy

Cast: Shyla Stylez, Scott Nails, Madison Ivy, Alexis Silver, Kiki Vidis, Chris Charming, Teagan Presley, Tyler Durden

Length: 136:16 minutes (Standard Definition); 136:25 (Blu-ray)

Alexis Silver!

Date of Production: 7/8/2008

Kiki Vidis!

Extras: The standard definition DVD had a cumshot recap from the scenes on each disc, a slide show & photogallery and trailers to Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge, Pirates I, Island Fever 4, Deeper 10, Cheerleaders, Katsuni: Video Nasty, Jana Cova in Blue, and Jack's Teen America 18 while the Blu-ray version had high definition trailers to Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge, Pirates I, Cheerleaders, Babysitters, Island Fever 3, Jack's Teen America, and Island Fever 4 as well as a photogallery (no pop shot recap or slide show).

Teagan Presley!

Condoms: None

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Audio/Video Quality: Jack's POV 12 (Blu-ray) was presented in 1.78:1 widescreen color as shot by director Robby D. for Digital Playground using the AVC codec in the high definition release (even a full 1080p resolution). 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 lighting was basic but enough to allow Robby to showcase the ladies fairly well, some C-light added in would have made it better but otherwise the enhanced resolution appearing to give the production an extra nudge for fans. The way the scenes were shot and edited was similar in the scenes, using the POV (point of view) approach as suggested by the title and the ladies all capable of pulling the "sex with a cameraman" trick off even though "Jack" was not getting any. The production team was led by Robby with T. Baggs working the editing board this time, the end result looking enough like previous efforts that I wonder aloud if this isn't another name for an already existing member of the usual crew. The DVD mastering showed no obvious compression artifacts (the bitrate varying but often staying around the 18.4 Mbps range when I paid attention) but this was not his clearest effort to date. The audio was presented in a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround English (using 448 Kbps as the audio bitrate and 48 kHz as the sampling rate) 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. The standard definition version of the movie had the audio at 5.1 Dolby Digital, 384 Kbps, and the 48 kHz sampling rate while the picture itself was in 480i resolution, hovering around the 5.6 Mbps video bitrate, and was in anamorphic widescreen with some minor issues resolved by the higher definition product as described above.

Body of Review: Robby D. and Digital Playground are currently responsible for the lion's share of high definition Blu-ray titles available on the porn market, the idea that someone had to boldly open up the floodgates lost on a few of the lesser companies that have yet to embrace the clarity of such works. While sales of Blu-ray players and Playstation 3's will continue to grow this holiday season (led by price cuts and the desire of people to have the best looking movies for bragging rights), there are some industry analysts that appreciate all the company has done to make it happen, the profitability of the format likely to increase with time. Coming out just recently was another such title for fans to appreciate, one called Jack's POV 12 (Blu-ray) where the point of view craze continued in the series praised as being way ahead of the curve when it came to quality; allowing the fans at home to fantasize that they were the men drilling babes like Shyla Stylez, Alexis Silver, Kiki Vidis, Madison Ivy, and yes, even lovely little Teagan Presley. The company website said it like this: "With its unique camera work, "Jack's POV 12" brings you into the action and doesn't loosen its grip until you're com-pletely drained. "Jack's POV 12" puts you in the driver seat and gives you the best action, the most delicious teases, and pure in-your-face comedy. It's your job to cast sexy, young women in music videos, resulting in you nailing gorgeous ass after even more succulent pussy. Let Jack's camera tease and tempt you, offering the finest bush on the planet, all in first hand perspective. "Jack's POV 12" stars 5 ready and willing hot girls: Teagan Presley, Shyla Stylez, Madison Ivy, Alexis Silver, and Kiki Vidis. Become Jack for a day. It's a good life to live." Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Scene One: Shyla Stylez, a curvy blond hotty with a lean stomach and an outgoing personality, was up first as she prepared to go out dressed in what amounted to slutty attire. Her huge breasts were too big to be held back and her shapely ass was hardly covered by her blue jean shorts as her thong poked out from underneath. The playful banter aside, Scott Nails was the stunt cock of the moment, his tattooed arm replacing the director's in POV after some initial pawing. He spanked Shyla's ass and bent her over the bathroom sink, the gal tasting her own ass as she fingered it to a small orgasm. The booty tease was wonderful though too short and Shyla turned on to the fact that she had a need for seed as she dragged Scott over to the bed to suck him off. She really got into the action and it was always clear that she provided more than a performance like some of the others in the show but was getting her freak on as well (while being paid). The spitting, the jerking, and the mouth work as she looked into what would be his eyes (in a POV shoot, that means the camera; the one time it is completely acceptable to do so) which resulted in the feeling of personal chemistry. Shyla then warmed up her ass with a glass dildo and finger, pushing back actively when Scott placed his cock at the backdoor for her approval. Shyla did most of the work here and it was a great ride, her moans of pleasure far more believable to me then some of the others in the cast. She did some ATM and a technical DP too, her juices freely flowing and the gal jerking off his rod to produce a large load of population pudding on her hand by the time it was over. Whew!

Scene Two: Madison Ivy, a lean little blond with beautiful eyes, was up next in bed wearing her bikini underwear, Scott Nails assisting as photographer as she showed off her sweet ass (and other body parts). Robby pawed her as expected and soon Scott took over his manly duties on camera, the POV camera angle largely excluding him from getting much space on the screen compared to her all natural body. She exposed herself as directed to do, soon wrapping her lips and fist around Scott's cock to excite both of them. She then rode him in a few positions, the best being the cowgirl variations of course, and her dirty talk elevated the scene a bit too. While fairly new to porn, she was in charge of a cock she wanted deep inside of her, impaling herself soundly as her juices flowed from within. There was PTM (taste testing) and a lot of energy on hand here too, the resulting facial of genetic juice appreciated as much by Madison as Scott (the drained party). Yes!

Scene Three: Alexis Silver, a light skinned black English gal with huge breasts and a set of curves that would make any of the scrawny gals jealous, was up next in bed with Scott Nails. He was sleeping and she was in a frisky mood, licking his stomach and otherwise teasing him before slobbing his knob aggressively. Those that think all blowjobs are alike should check this one out since it showed the kind of ferocity that keeps Alexis in the business well past what some might consider her prime years. The curvy gal then rode the pecker just as aggressively, some PTM and vaginal work emphasizing her oral skills did not define her alone. There was a titty fuck and she fingered her asshole while getting planked too, the resulting amount of genetic juice freely flowing all over her tits! Sweet!

Scene Four: Kiki Vidis, a cute little newcomer with a perky sense of tease, was up next wearing red fishnet stockings and a sheer black top that hardly covered her ass cheeks, her biscuit clearly poking out to give the director a boner. Her breasts hung freely out of her top too and she was poised to work with well hung Chris Charming. Newcomers generally do not excel when taking such a large rod, and her squeaky voice did not give me a lot of confidence that she would break that curse, her willingness to try him out a plus as far as I was concerned. She could only handle the head in her mouth as her hands felt his shaft up, soon riding him fairly well considering some of her recent past work I've seen elsewhere. The redhead did not go balls deep on him but she certainly gave him a run for the money, the camera spending as much time on her upper torso as her pussy getting stuffed from what I could see. She moaned a lot and this was purely a performance without any personal chemistry, the freckle-faced lady milking his balls dry with a combination of oral, hand to gland action, and vaginal riding to a messy finish.

Scene Five: Teagan Presley, the hotty cover gal dressed in a red bra and short skirt, was up last in a scene with her ex-husband Tyler Durden. I preferred Teagan when she had a few more pounds across her frame but she was such a cutie that I could see why she was gracing the cover. There was tease related to the lingerie she wore and he felt her genitals as she proved the pair had some chemistry back then, bending over for a spanking and giving a hearty hummer before she rode him vaginally quite hard. The minimal solo portion of the scene was more convincing than some of her "reviews" she gives shows on another website (sorry, but Teagan could masturbate to a phone book and it would be more interesting to watch than the best reviewer on the planet would be to read; the flipside being there is no observable connection between how she masturbates and the quality of the movie she is "reviewing" so go watch her repeatedly and then read one of Roger's reviews on the same titles to get the best of both worlds). The active vaginal led to an active anal ride, the finishing facial well worth the wait even if it was more of a performance than Teagan getting off at times.

Summary: Jack's POV 12 (Blu-ray) by director Robby D. for Digital Playground was easy to rate as Recommended, the cheaper standard definition version a value packed exercise in heated action while the high definition version provided some additional resolution that enhanced the look of the ladies (especially on my large screen television where it clearly won me over against the upconverted SD version). Shyla was looking great as the seasoned veteran of the show while Kiki Vidis sure showed that a newcomer could rock my world and Teagan Presley gave a decent performance that will likely make fans forget how thin she was as she pounded herself on the cock of her former husband. The technical values in the POV camera angles provided by talented Robby D. certainly made an impact too as he is one of the few directors in porn to consistently make such material work, the casting as inspired as ever to support the show as a success in my book. In short, Jack's POV 12 (Blu-ray) was a title I had initially missed out on due to a shipping tragedy (my advance screener disc was broken in two places) but whether you seek the value version in SD or the enhanced experience of the Blu-ray, do yourself a favor and get a copy.

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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