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Control 10

Studio: Digital Playground » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 12/31/08

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Control 10

Digital Playground/Handheld Pictures

Jenna Haze!

Genre: Gonzo

Director: Robby D.

Maya Hills and Manuel Ferrara

Cast: Jenna Haze, Scott Nails, Maya Hills, Manuel Ferrara, Priya Rai, Tommy Gunn, Cassandra Calogera, Alexis Texas

Length: 176:43 minutes

Priya Rai and Tommy Gunn

Date of Production: 6/26/2008

Extras: There was a slide show, a cum shot recap, and trailers to Control 4, Control 5, and Control 6.

Cassandra Calogera

Condoms: None

Alexis Texas!

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Audio/Video Quality: Control 10 was presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Robby D. for Digital Playground in his Handheld Pictures line, using the MPEG-2 codec in the standard definition release with a 480i 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. My biggest compliant with the way the movie was shot was how one camera would look extremely stark while another would look very accurate in terms of the colors, guess which one got the most screen time? 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 (thankfully, talented Nick P. was credited as editor). The DVD mastering showed no obvious compression artifacts (the bitrate varying but often staying around the 4.6 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 384 Kbps and the usual 48 kHz sampling rate) with a minimalist leaning similar to 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: Robby D. and Digital Playground have been synonymous with quality productions for years now, their number of titles shot in high definition far exceeding those of any other company. In an effort to expand the horizons of the director, he formed Handheld Pictures, his sometimes quirky titles released under the label showing the world that he still has a few tricks up his proverbial sleeves. Coming out at the end of next month will be his latest epic, a movie called Control 10, the sequel to Control 9. As with previous volumes of the series, the casting was exceptionally high end with ladies such as Alexis Texas, Jenna Haze, Maya Hills, Priya Rai, and Cassandra Calogera strutting their respective stuff for the better part of three hours. The quick version of this review is that fans of the series will find it to be well worth waiting for so start saving your pennies for when it comes out next year. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Scene One: Jenna Haze, the high end hotty featured on the front cover, was up first as she played a little game with Scott Nails. She took a series of polaroids of herself as she ventured through the house, leaving them in a trial for him to follow, various poses of her in states of undress sweetening the game as the cutie progressed. Her lean legs and tight body looked especially good on the bed without any clothing to get in the way, Jenna leaving on her stripper shoes as she masturbated with a small vibrator. Scott was then shown searching through the house, picking up the pictures as he grew increasingly hard, his turgid erection seeking out Jenna's lubricated pussy until his face was shoved deep into her ass crack to start licking her silly. Scott satisfied her nicely and she upped the ante with an enthusiastic blowjob, applying some hand to gland action before he started banging her. The aggressive vaginal ride soon got her to start anally masturbating with a glass toy, the technical DP soon resulting in his large cock in her sweet little ass. There were more positions and some taste testing too, Jenna milking his nuts dry of genetic juice in no time at all using her hand and mouth in unison. Whew!

Scene Two: Maya Hills, an exotic looking anal princess for years now, was up next in Robby's preview of his "Invisible Man" take off that had the gal lounging around in street clothing while on her phone, her love of bananas and masturbating on the living room couch a nice visual treat for this reviewer. Maya heard something in the background but was unsure of what, or whom, it was, the creeped out gal settling into the arms of studly Manuel Ferrara for the sex to take place. He pawed her and slowly took her apparel off, kissing her all over as he made her feel special by the four poster bed. There appeared to be two cameras used in shooting the scene this time, one of them providing a stark look to the duo as they went down on each other and screwed so passionately, the other richer in terms of the saturated colors it provided. They went from a 69 to boning vaginally to fucking anally as Maya held on for dear life. Manuel was easy on her to an extent but he spared her no quarter either, jamming his fingers inside of her as he pounded into her ass and Maya not quite at her best game. The scene closed out when he jerked out the population pudding to her mouth, Maya offering some post coital sucking before seeking to cuddle with her hero.

Scene Three: Priya Rai, a beautiful brunette with an even curvier body, was up next as the Invisible Man theme continued, the spooky idea causing her to worry about what was going on. She changed into some sexy mesh stockings and a black top that exposed her massive mammaries, hugging Tommy Gunn when he came to call on her. They went to the bed and he suckled those beauties on her chest, moving south to go down on her before she took his manhood into her mouth for inhaling soundly. While she was not in Jenna Haze's league with regard to the blowjob, she could wrap her lips around me all she wanted and the modern bed again offered up a stark look as they went at it. Tommy was the more active partner as the couple vaginally boned, her large implants hardly moving at all as he plunged his pecker deep inside her snatch. Within minutes, he was launching his semen across her face, the theme touched on again as she basked in the afterglow.

Scene Four: Cassandra Calogera, another thick-chested brunette, was up next wearing a sheer pink top and white pants, her accessories looking gaudy as she played with herself in the living room on the chair. Her ass looked best when bent over and she spread her cheeks to give a great view of her holes, the solo action drawing in Scott Nails where he began feeling her up as she slobbed his knob heartily. The titty fuck and bedroom boning showed the POV camera angle so favored by the director, Cassandra's enthusiasm shining through as she rode his rod vaginally. The thick gal was enjoying the way Scott hammered her pussy, both of them sweating up a storm as the scene continued; the man rubbing out his wad of spew to her mouth when it was all said and done.

Scene Five: Alexis Texas, the curvy babe so many have found popular in the last year or so, was up last in a scene with Scott Nails after she finished shopping and left Jim behind in the parking lot. Her Daisy Duke shorts looked great on her ass and her colorful pink top adding contrast, the goofy Invisible Man theme continuing as her ample sample of an ass shaking sweetly as she walked along her path into the house. She put the groceries away and the bend over shots were hot, the gal fondly playing with the whipped cream as Scott applied it to her body after a very sexy showering scene. He ate the confection from her body and the food fetish aspect was cute, her blowjob enhanced due to the manner in which she slathered cream onto his pecker for consumption. He returned the favor with her ass cheeks and the two camera "look" continued as expected, my preference for the more colorful saturated look barely used at all except for the long shots, Alexis lost in pleasure as he ate her ass. Alexis bounced on his cock when she was on top of him, the truncated ride ending with her taking the facial by his hand.

Summary: Control 10 by director Robby D. for Digital Playground under his Handheld Pictures label had some very heated material with Jenna Haze in the lead and some of the others looking really hot as they performed various sex acts but the thematic trick of the "invisible man" look really did little to make me care for it as much as some of the previous volumes in the series so I rated it as Recommended instead of the higher rating it would have otherwise earned. In short, the casting of Control 10 alone was as solid as that used in Control 9 but after Jenna finished her scene, the bright points seemed a bit less appealing, even as good as they were compared to lesser efforts. If you've watched the series evolve over the years, you'll know it was full of fuck for the buck and strokability, Robby coming through as the man with the plan with his devious twists and kinks so check it out next year when it hits the shelves.

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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