Audio/Video Quality: Jack's Teen America: Mission 6 Blu-ray was presented in a 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio using the 1080i resolution and the AVC codec on the mastering. The colors were accurate, the fleshtones solid, and the levels of grain very acceptable due in part to solid lighting. There were no compression artifacts this time and none of the previously mentioned video noise but it was the attention to composition that enhanced the performers the most. The Blu-ray upgrade added a decent level of detail to the images but it was not as stark a contrast as some of the high end titles released by them over the last year or so, even the video bitrate hovering in the 21 Mbps area instead of higher. The audio was presented in 5.1 Dolby Digital English (in 448 Kbps at 48 kHz sampling rate) with some decent separation on the limited music but little else. While it wasn't even close to the best use of such an audio track, it was above average for porn and a step in the right direction.
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Body of Review: Digital Playground has long been one of those porn producing companies that focuses on quality of content over the quantity so in vogue these days. Rather than have what amounts to endless virtual loops of thrusting, slobbering, and other kinky antics, they try to edit their releases down to a distilled purity that addresses the needs of their audiences better than the more common form of "leave the camera running" gonzo producer's favor. I have mixed feelings about this technique since I like a lot of fuck for the buck when viewing porn and like most of you, when I feel I'm being short changed, I tend to get mighty sore about it. Well, in response to similar concerns by people like myself, Digital Playground started a gonzo spin off series from the Jack's Playground releases so many fans enjoy called Teen America. The latest volume of the series is the excellent Jack's Teen America: Mission 6, trying something different from the much appreciated Teen America 5, by having a running theme of bondage in every scene. For a company like Digital Playground, that's fairly uncharted territory and a bold move on their part; a move I hope more fans appreciate as the expansion of boundaries for this high end company. Unlike some of the past volumes in the series, there were none of the contract stars the company employs in scenes, something I kind of disagree with since I find them to all be well worth my time. Regardless, here's a breakdown of the scenes by cast and action, noting that almost all the scenes were very well done:
Scene One: Juicy!: Eva Angelina, claiming to be 19 years old and wearing a patriotic outfit, claimed to have lots of special talents like jumping on a cock and having "big juicy titties" (although implants, still nice) before Chris Charming joined her for some heated fun. She went right to his dick since "it was pointing at me" and stroked him before giving him some very solid head. Contrary to what most of you think, there are varying degrees of quality in terms of giving head so it came as no surprise to me that Eva was a first class cock sucker. She has had a lot of practice in recent months and it showed in the scene but as good as the oral was, the vaginal boning was even better. She rode him as though she was possessed and the energy levels were off the scale at times; with her needing a break by going back to oral with some restraints on her wrists (the good kind too) as he spanked her and boned her during round two. Her vocals added to the pleasure and the scene was a very good way to start off the latest volume of this great series.
Scene Two: Anal Intensive: Dasha, the former Vivid contract gal showcased on the middle of the front DVD cover, was up next in a kinky little scene with Tommy Gunn. She was in the last volume of the series and I believe I pointed out that she was about twice the age of the other gals yet still has a lot of talent worth watching in a porno (though a youth oriented series might not be the best place for her). After he toyed with her (she was in restraints too), she showed yet again why she has a place in my mind (and pants) as she allowed him to dominate her with his virtual crop, glass anal plug, and other devices used to stretch her out for the following anal action. Her oral was short but sweet (not as heated as Eva's though) but her strength this time was the pounding anal she took by this studly guy. I know she's taken some flack over the last few years (since before and after her "retirement") about not keeping in optimal shape but she looked very lean and fit here. I actually thought she could stand to gain a few pounds but the scene was well done nonetheless.
Scene Three: Mongolian Beef: Avena Lee, an Asian gal wearing a schoolgirl outfit and matching pigtails, claimed to be 22 years old before Jack started bagging on her age (yet he said nothing about Dasha...). She seemed a bit too arrogant about her chances since her make up and face were not even close to some of the others here, and her body looked to have a lot more wear than most of the others too. The bondage theme continued here with her chunky body getting a bit of playful tapping by Tommy Gunn while she lay taped up on the bed with a ball gag in her mouth. By this point in the movie, I wasn't even partially erect so I held little hope for heat but she ended up doing a better job than I thought she would by the time it was all over. In all, she was a bit of a lazy fuck that allowed him to do most of the work and her oral was the weakest of the series (yes, the ENTIRE series; not just this volume) but I'd have hit it in a pinch at closing time. She did ride him while on her stomach but it didn't last very long before he rubbed out a load onto her mouth. If she won anything for this scene, it'd be for "lamest cock socket of the show", even if Tommy popped a nut on her.
Scene Four: Cookies!: Kinzie Kenner, the beautiful gal on the right hand side of the front DVD cover, was up next with a short interview by a wrought iron fence outside before teasing the camera a little. Her partner was Christian once they went back to her place, asking her weird looking partner to start undressing her from the panties first. If you've ever seen a music video by the Australian group Midnight Oil, you'll get an idea what he looks like (in stark contrast to her very attractive face and body). He snacked on her from behind to start the show and she eventually gave as good as she got with some sweet oral after a paddling. Yup, the bondage theme was continued here too but her strength was more in the positive attitude and playful manner she rode him after that nice blowjob. I liked her vocalization too but some of you will likely appreciate how much she liked swallowing at the end of the scene. Yum!
Scene Five: A+ For Anal: Tory Lane, the 18 year old hotty on the left hand side of the front DVD cover with the pulled back hair, was up next with muscular Tommy Gunn. Fans of implants will like her even more than I did but she finished up strongly in the final scene with her sexual aggressiveness, energy, and chemistry with her studly friend. The look on Tommy's face during the cut away shots was priceless (and funny as all get out) but for the purpose of a porno, the look on her face throughout the action was even better. The bondage theme was here too but she seemed willing to go the extra mile and show how great her anal skills were for the camera, providing arguably the best scene of the movie in terms of action. I think I prefer her with her hair down just as many of you would've preferred she take the load in her face instead of on her ass, but I hope to see more of her after watching this one. Whew!
Summary: Jack's Teen America: Mission 6 Blu-ray continued a trend of providing less material with each volume but was still over two hours of heated screwing by a very talented cast. The production values were very nicely handled and my opinion of the series again rated it as Recommended for all that took place. I'd rather see three hours of sex, some great extras, and some of the infamously popular contract stars the company is known for (Janine could play the older sister of a candidate as an example or maybe even turn the series on it's head by having a male version of the competition with female sound engineers working the "mikes" so to speak). In most ways though, I can see why the series is so favored by fans I've spoken with since the heat levels are almost always consistently high and the humor just enough to keep the scenes from getting lame. Maybe if the Jack's Playground were as lengthy (still keeping the quality quotient high), it would rate as well but both series are worth a look by discriminating fans. In terms of the high definition upgrade, the picture gained the most benefit but not enough for my limited budget to absorb as an owner of the original SD version, no additional extras or other reasons to pick up a copy (but it was still a lot of fun to revisit it even if the cast was decidedly older than that of a "teen" title).
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