Audio/Video Quality: Jana Cova: Belle was presented in the usual 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color as envisioned by director Celeste for Digital Playground in the usual MPEG-2 codec reserved for standard definition releases (shot in 1080i but down converted to this 480p presentation). The lighting was generally solid here, reducing the grain, video noise, and other defects that sometimes arise in making porn on a budget; favoring a clear focus in some cases that I was convinced worked very well even if some tint issues arose during a few scenes (primarily the scenes starring Jana Cova herself looking quite green). Joey Pulgadas was credited as the editor but given the "special thanks" to Kurt Torcher and Nick P., I figure the dynamic duo of post production handled the additional editing here. The overall style of the production seemed mixed to me though, a lot of the older style work Robby used to shot with a touch of his more recent homages best describes the scenes. The DVD mastering revealing no compression artifacts; with the bitrate for the visuals hovering around the mid 6.4 Mbps this time with few flaws but not as low in resolution as previous efforts in related showcase efforts from prior to last year. The audio was presented in a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround English using a 384 Kbps bitrate and 48 kHz sampling rate; over twice that of most porn made these days, with a minimalist leaning that seemed unique in most ways to productions outside of the Jack series, but the vocals did not always dominate the audio track as I like it so your mileage may vary. There wasn't much separation between the channels, if any outside of the intermittent music, but the ladies were always clearly heard here. The light jazz flavored score was pretty decent this time too, working in most cases to enhance the scenes.
Jana Cova, Brooke Belle, and Sophia Lynn
Body of Review: Jana Cova was one of my favorite performers that only did other women, the Czech Republic babe presenting herself differently than the stripper-turned performers I'm used to in the industry but also with a freshness able to handle her raw sexuality. Despite my occasional misgivings for the work of director Celeste at Digital Playground, the movies credited to her often seemed best at capturing Jana's inner beauty as well as her smoldering sensuality in such a way that I could rarely pass them up. Well, next month will see the release of another Jana Cova spotlight in Jana Cova: Belle, the beauty queen getting three scenes of lesbian action along with two more by other gals with men. I'm terrible at guessing what specific niche the company shoots for these days, the Celeste titled flicks almost always invoking an erotic feel rather than the pounding gonzo action Robby provides when he shoots under his own name, but aside from some small scale projects by Jana for her personal website (Club Jana Cova) by Playtime Promotions, there have been few scenes of Jana at her best released anywhere else so I sat back to enjoy the movie, knowing it would end all too soon (rumors about this being Jana's last title for the company hopefully proving wrong). Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Maya Hills and Tony DeSergio
Scene One: Jana Cova, the sexy blond featured in red on the front cover, was up first during the credits as she pawed Kina Kai in the living room. Little was said between the ladies as they felt each other up and ate at the Y, the tint of the setting looking remarkably green when I watched it (maybe someone set the camera up wrong?!?). In any case, Jana pulled out a large black dildo and both gals showed some oral acuity with it, a little titty play leading to the vaginal sex they shared. I ignored the footsteps in the background and concentrated on enjoying the scene for all the positive aspects it provided, Jana's lead soon reversed to allow Kina to spank the cutie's ass and lick her sweet cheeks. Kina's oral exploration then progressed to her using the dildo on Jana, only stuffing a small portion of it inside our heroine and kissing her before it ended.
Jana Cova and Lisa A. Daniels
Scene Two: Alexis Love, an exotic gal with a dirty mouth, was up next as she begged Marco Banderas and Charles Dera to fuck her, the gal being tied up with rope in the expansive closet. They carried her to the bed where her pussy was eaten, the men kissing her and caressing her as they warmed her up for some standardized action. She tried to suck cock as best she could but the men were taking her hard vaginally as well, throwing off her sense of rhythm despite her love of cock. There was no chemistry between the trio here but the pure mechanical energy of the scene was not bad at all, Marco really pounding it hard inside of the lithe young lady. Alexis was a moderately active rider but her biggest strength was her dirty talk and oral skills, the men making the most of them before the scene ended with a pretty good amount of genetic juice landing on her ass cheeks. Fans of Charles might want to skip this one given the way he ditched the scene part way through but it was not the worst scene from the company that I've seen in recent weeks.
Scene Three: Jana Cova, Brooke Belle, and Sophia Lynn, were up next in the kitchen enjoying a cheesecake on the counter, Jana missing out on the early tease with the food fetish before making up for lost time. The titty play was pretty warm and the seductive manner in which the gals eschewed the usual "gay for pay" porn attitude was appreciated. Each of the ladies had their chance to shine in the spotlight while attended to by the others, various dildos giving them the means to penetrate one another in such a way that even though Jana was the headliner, Sophia and Brooke had some fine licks too.
Scene Four: Maya Hills, an exotic female with some Eskimo in her, was up next as she prepared to get some mope in her as well, her partner being Tony DeSergio. She wore two bands of orange and white clothing that covered little as she gyrated around, the gal massaging lotion onto her leg as the overly made up performer catered to Tony's foot fetish kink. The tease finished up, Maya walked over to get into the bed with him, some leg worship leading to her using her feet on his oiled up cock, Maya preparing her asshole with a blue dildo. She then slobbed his knob before he fucked her active (and shaven!) pussy, Maya bouncing on the cock very rapidly. She slowed down for the anal action and let him do most of the work, choking her before she got into the same rhythm as he was. This then led to her getting a load of his population pudding all over her feet, the scene fading out after that.
Scene Five: Jana Cova, all hot & bothered, was up last as she spotted curvy Lisa A. Daniels resting, ripe for the plucking if she played her cards right. Jana masturbated to the slow music in her light blue two piece outfit, slowly crawling into bed with Lisa, acting rough when she playfully placed a pillow over her head and started smothering her. While I'm not sure where that would fall on Den's scale of involuntary breath play (probably pretty low), Lisa seemed to get into it and soon jumped Jana as the gal enjoyed a last bout of lesbian boinking. Lisa used her tongue as a dildo to fuck Jana's snatch, Jana thrusting her hips up to meet her friend's advances with some intermittent kissing. They maintained eye contact and smiled a lot as they looked into each other's eyes, the ladies then sharing a clear dildo with each other as they repeatedly traded the dominant position. The camera was unable to keep up with them successfully (some soft focus moments) but it was probably Jana's best scene of the entire movie. Yum!
Summary: Jana Cova: Belle by director Celeste for Digital Playground was one of the shortest movies I've reviewed in quite some time, clocking in at under 80 minutes with minimal extras, but I would again remind folks that if they are fans of Jana Cova, it should definitely be on your short list for movies coming out in May. For the majority of you however, I would suggest you check it out as a Rent It first given that my own devotion to Jana is not universal and I refuse to let my biases interfere with my duties to inform the public. In short, Jana Cova: Belle had three lesbian scenes starring Jana Cova and the lighthearted manner in which Robby shot the action for his gal pal will certainly appeal to a niche of people out there that find Jana as hot as ever.
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