Audio/Video Quality: Riley Steele Perfect Pet was presented in the usual 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen as shot by director Robby D. for Digital Playground. The standard definition version of the flick was shown in 480i resolution with the MPEG-2 codec deployed, the video bitrate varying substantially but often pushing 6.1 Mbps, a main selling point being how it was shot using the new "Red" digital camera system that allows for quality similar to 35mm film without all the grain most porn shot on film tends to have. Having heard all about it from Robby and researched it independently myself, the bottom line is that the camera system provides a lot more resolution/detail/depth of field/contrast ratios/etc than even the best high end equipment used by the rest of the industry. That said, whatever definition and other visual boost the equipment provides, it is still compressed and down converted to whatever medium the scenes are placed on so tech junky numbers aside, it "potentially" looks better than anything else in the field but balances that with the size of the camera (some of the best porn on the market is shot with low end commercial cameras that allow others to provide all sorts of camera angles and fluid movement you can't get when tied to a tripod). Robby has always stayed on the bleeding edge of technology and some scenes looked very appealing while others were in need of a tune up. That said, the editing by Nick P. was solid and again award worthy, the colors rich and full, and the relatively static nature of most camera shots not a problem. There were no obvious problems with compression artifacts or edge enhancement, my personal taste for fewer close ups in favor of more medium and long shots again not catered to but this is a stylish choice Robby has long favored. Summing it all up, the picture looked warm and fetching though I suspect with experience, it will look even better given some of the mainstream projects that have used the same equipment have looked. The audio was again the standard 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround English using the usual 384 Kbps and 48 kHz sampling rate, the surround track added in during post production rather than employing a true surround process during the movie's shooting schedule. The vocals were clear in most cases and blended into the music well enough, the dynamic range decent but not exceptional any more than the separation of the tracks.
Dakoda Brookes and Riley Steele
Body of Review: Robby D. has long tried to keep ahead of the learning curve where new technologies are concerned, spending ample time over the past year becoming intimately familiar with the new "RED" camera technology. While I like advances nearly as much as he does, I also understand that new equipment translates into a learning curve, even a big company like Digital Playground having to deal with it. That said, the latest release using the technology is Riley Steele Perfect Pet, a series of six scenes with half of them showcasing lovely contract starlet Riley Steele. These three scenes amount to more footage of her than all her previous movies for the company combined, her blond hair, blue eyes, and sleek figure enough to make for an easy sell. The scenes did not appear to have a lot in common this time outside of the ladies acting like kept pets but frankly, fans of Riley should be stroking themselves all the way to their local porn emporium to pick up a copy (my tardy review the result of a nasty scratched disc that a friend fixed for me this morning). Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Riley Steele, the cute blond contract star featured on the front cover, was up first as she walked over to sleepy Erik Everhard in her black lingerie. She was in the mood to mingle and woke him up, handing him a paddle to smack her sweet ass with. Erik tapped her lightly a few times and gave her some caresses, removing her panties to go down on her with Riley reciprocating for a short while by giving him some head. Erik throat fucked her hard and she liked the rough treatment, the marks borne on her body proving she was much more into the action than she had been previously. The couple fucked vaginally and fucked hard at that, Erik not sparing her the rod as he boned her deeply. The scene ended when he rubbed out a large load of genetic juice to her ass, rubbing it in and allowing her to taste it before the scene faded out.
Scene Two: Britney Amber, a very sexy blond with a nice ass, was up next crawling on the floor to greet Jerry, her bikini barely hiding any of her assets as she kissed her mate. He led her around the room on her knees and then rewarded her with some head, savoring her juices as she purred in delight. Britney noticed his turgid pecker staring at her so she removed it from his pants and started inhaling it soundly, Jerry fingering her to encourage her some more. That was when she climbed onto his rod to ride it vaginally, moving slowly at first but soon speeding up as she became accustomed to his girth. While they did not have as much chemistry as Riley & Erik did before them, it was an enthusiastic scene nonetheless and ended when he busted a big nut of population pudding on her crotch.
Scene Three: Riley Steele, looking refreshed and as cute as ever, was up next in bed with James Deen, the guy pouring her a saucer of milk to get her to act like a kitten. Riley played along and circled the bowl and lapped it up like most of us would hope she would lap up other juices. James then started diddling her and dragged her off to bed to vaginally fuck, tearing into her fast to compensate for having a smaller dick than Erik. The lack of oral initially helped keep it from becoming too formulaic but Riley did some PTM before they went at it again, her modestly active ride showing the cutie learning the ropes quickly. James was rough with her throughout the scene, mostly by smacking her ass and grabbing her titty hard, but she appeared to enjoy the treatment and smiled when he rubbed out a small wad of semen to her ass cheek.
Scene Four: Nika Noir, a very cute brunette with pretty eyes, was up next as she bothered grumpy mope Danny Mountain to get some needed attention. He treated her poorly and put her outside, the pet theme continued lightly as she made mocking faces to get his attention while he went back to reading his newspaper. Danny let her back in where she pawed his pecker through his pants, fishing it out to provide a decent blowjob that got him hard enough to fuck. He reciprocated by fingering her rather than going down on her like a top tier talent would, Nika impaling herself on his cock vaginally to show how turned on she was. She did most of the work and it showed, her panties pushed to the side as she worked herself onto his bone. She then took time to blow him again and was rewarded by his seed flying out (though it took a lot longer per the BTS feature, thankfully the editing saving him from embarrassment).
Scene Five: Shawna Lenee, a sexy blond favorite with nearly as many freckles as lovely Stoya, was up next in a scene with Johnny Sins, one of the men some women care to work with. He held her collar and leash as she crawled his way, the guy combing her hair as she sat rubbing herself through her multicolored bikini. They kissed and his hands freely roamed about her body, exploring every nook and cranny before his tongue found her favorite spots. He ate her out with relish and she noisily responded as if getting off, the active vaginal ride supplemented by some blowjob action after his rod was coated in her juices. This was not Shawna's most consistent scene to date but she gave a lot of reasons to enjoy it all the same, bouncing on cock once she was warmed up enough to appreciate it. The television in the background was amusing but the sex was pretty solid and ended with a crotch pop that the breathless couple appreciated.
Scene Six: Dakoda Brookes, Riley Steele, and Danny Mountain were up last as the two gals slept in the bed wearing only skimpy undies. He whistled for them and they were slow to wake up, the camera spending ample time panning over their resting bodies. Danny seemed more interested in working with Dakoda this time, feeling both of them up before Riley hogged the hog and was punished by being sent to the corner. Riley masturbated as she pouted, watching her friend get the lion's share of the pecker before her, Dakoda getting porked and eating Riley when the contract cutie made her way back to the trio. There was PTM and both gals shared the cock better this time, giving each other some loving along the way too, a wealth of oral taking place before Dakoda's pussy milked his cock dry with a shower of semen to her crotch (that Riley licked up).
Summary: Riley Steele Perfect Pet by director Robby D. for Digital Playground showed some of the advances due to the new RED camera technology as well as some of the limitations it imposes on crews used to handling a smaller camera to fluidly capture the action. Riley Steele was a gem this time and redeemed herself in my eyes as a hot little performer with much more potential, already surpassing some of the recently departed contract performers at the company in a few short months. I rated this one as Recommended though fans of Riley should consider it a "must have" for their collections. In short, Riley Steele Perfect Pet was not the very best the company has offered of late but it served to showcase Riley Steele really well, the young lady just beginning to show her performance chops in a manner that will certainly draw attention in the future.
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