Audio/Video Quality: Jack's Asian Adventure 2 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 with a 1080p resolution. The lighting was pretty 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 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, and even then only occasionally (outside of his "Celeste" projects). 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 (no editor was credited this time but it seemed rushed at times). The DVD mastering showed no obvious compression artifacts (the bitrate varying but often staying around the 22.2 Mbps range when I paid attention) but this was not his clearest effort to date even if the enhanced definition added some extra value for me this time. 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: Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge having already gathered significant critical acclaim for Digital Playground, might make any other contract director feel woefully inadequate but director Robby D. is one of those workhorse types that spends less time worrying about what others think and more on delivering the goods. That is one of those things that separate him from the crowd of peers at other companies, the guy learning to do more with less as taught to him in his first directing job elsewhere, years ago. Coming up in a few weeks will be his sophomore series title focusing on Asian cuties with Jack's Asian Adventure 2 Blu-ray. The idea behind the series, besides giving the perverted director the chance to feel up yet another group of babes, is to provide the Asian loving fans with some hot poon tang from the Far East, a market niche that the company really has not spent a whole lot of time on despite successes with related projects. The leading lady this time is former Xcritic blogger Shay Jordan but unlike some of the Handheld titles or lengthier releases of late, the running time and extras were decidedly on the light side this time. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Shay Jordan, the cute former contract gal featured on the far left side of the front cover, was up first to launch the effort as she let the director and Marco Banderas into the house. They were looking for the infamous Cody Bangs to hook them up with Asian hotties downtown so Shay allowed them to wait for him. She was nonchalant about Marco (since he was "Mexican") but once he started pumping the small barbells, his rippling muscles attracted her attention, her muff buffer skirt and white mesh top (Jack left out since he was so puny and unable to come up with a better line than appeal to her intellect). Shay then began to ignore Jack as she pawed Marco, undoing his pants and flashing her crotch (pink panties and all!). Marco instinctively went down on her and she laughed with pleasure as her hairy pussy became moist, the couple kissing before she dropped to her knees to slob his knob, showing more enthusiasm than many of her works from around the same time this was shot. Marco did most of the work on her passive pussy and while she began to rock on it during the cowgirl position when she was on top of him, her ass cheeks rippling and Marco acting as if he were down for the count. He then rubbed out a wad of genetic juice to her face and she sucked him dry, a warm start to the movie if not the best in recent memory by Shay.
Scene Two: Flied Lice Gets the Pussy: Evelyn Lin, wearing an equally revealing outfit (shown in part on the far right side of the front cover), was then lured into having some sex with Jerry, when he made some "very special rice" for her to eat. He fed her with chopsticks and she purred in appreciation, her white panties crawling up her ass as Jack followed the pair from behind. She then started complying with Jerry's requests to take off her top, the guy getting some quality time with her breasts as the scene continued, her love of oral only partially observed as she blew him slowly. I liked that she looked at him more than the camera though, the camera working in far too closely to catch the action in an optimal manner. Jerry then bent her over in the living room to have her sit on his face, the oral spree resulting in the pair vaginally boning. Evelyn was a moderately active rider but showed precious little chemistry, Jerry coated in sweat as he pounded away at her body; soon dropping his wad of population pudding onto her crotch to finish up (Evelyn asking for more rice).
Scene Three: Whatever the God Wants: Nautica Thorn, the babe bent over on the front cover, was up next with another gal as the pair double teamed a sickly Jean Val Jean in the bathtub. He was soaking in the heavily bubbled sunken tub, the gals pampering him with fruit and neck massages while Nautica called him "god". Nautica soon became the focal point of his attention as the other gal faded away, her kisses reviving him and leading to the pair orally going at it before some vaginal screwing. The way she used her feet to jerk him off was amusing (not particularly hot for me but some like it) but her blowjob was nicely done. She showed some solid energy levels and passion, working him actively way more than he reciprocated. The vaginal plowing she took was equally heated and ended with a titty pop though the editing cut away some of the footage from what I could tell (the entire scene shrouded in mystery).
Scene Four: Me Love You Long Time: Honey Dejour, a youthful looking gal with no bra and sporting nipple erections under her tank top, was up next as a consort for hire picked up by studly Tommy Gunn. The idea here was that she spoke no English except "fucky sucky" and similar phrases but Tommy called Jack over to get some cash for the sex (despite owing him some money already). Both men felt her up and this might have been the one time in his directing life that Jack almost got laid (at least in a Digital Playground shoot) but he didn't want to cock block his cash deprived pal and stayed to record the proceeding instead. Honey felt her panty covered box while she sucked, the camera missing much of the action as a fixated Jack kept losing control. She then got Tommy rock hard for the plowing, the guy skipping reciprocation in favor of tearing into her biscuit. She was active enough a ride and the action was modestly strokable, Honey clamping down her face to take the small stream of semen before she found Jack to be a jerk for taking the money with him.
Scene Five: Tia Rike Giant Cock: Tia Tanaka, the cute gal with a growingly awesome ass (as seen on the cover wearing the sheer black shirt), was up next in the bedroom as the love slave of well hung Chris Charming. She rolled around on the bed as Chris asked her too, taking his cock in her mouth as best she could to give him a sloppy hummer, leading to some vaginal screwing that also pushed her limits too far (she's better built for a guy with a very small cock like myself or the director). She moaned a lot during the fucking portion and Chris jerked off a modest load to her crotch, the scene falling short for me on several levels.
Summary: Jack's Asian Adventure 2 Blu-ray by director Robby D. for Digital Playground was not as good for me as Jack's Asian Adventure 1 was nearly two years ago but I rated it as a Recommended since the high definition upgrade did add something for me this time, the added realism something I did not expect out of the title when I picked it last week for review. The cast was attractive enough and their sexual prowess was never fully tested, but the gals looked better in high definition so I'd be remiss if I did not give the title the nod in this format. I suspect there were production issues arising from certain scenes too given the lack of extras (like a BTS) and the choppy style of editing employed that quite literally struck me as a piecemeal project compared to other titles of late, the specifics less important to me than the final outcome of the movie as a whole. In short, Jack's Asian Adventure 2 in Blu-ray was a treat worthy of checking out more than a few times, the added resolution and detail helping me see the vision of the director more clearly (as well as making it more strokable for my own hand to gland combat).
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