Audio/Video Quality: Bad Girls 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 solid 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 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 19.2 Mbps range when I paid attention) and this was one of his best casting efforts to date. The fleshtones looked accurate and the detail of the picture was decent but, I would have still enjoyed more medium to long shots allowing me to admire the ladies, especially lovely Stoya. 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 various 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.
Stoya! (with Mick Blue and Tony)
Body of Review: Digital Playground was once known primarily as a couples-friendly porn company, producing porn that catered to those that did not watch a lot of porn. This continued until they decided to get real and hire director Robby D., the talented up-and-comer making waves at rival Vivid. Needless to say, there was a period of time where both parties got used to each other but it did not take too long before he started expanding their limits to the point where they could compete on many levels, offering some hard gonzo that detractors would never have believed possible up to that point. Nowadays, they offer titles like Bad Girls Blu-ray, their recent star-studded offering featuring lovely Stoya and two former contract gals, a touch of exotic women as well. The five scenes lasted longer than average and the relative lack of quality extras aside, it struck me as a winner many of you will want to pick up at the end of the month when it is released. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Gabriella Fox, the busty brunette on the right side of the front cover, was up first in her colorful outfit that left little to the imagination. She teased slightly in bed as Ramon Nomar took pictures of her, savoring his luck as he gave her some oral along the way. Gabriella embraced him as well, looking into his eyes as she helped under him, the pair making out before proceeding much further. He went down on her and then claimed his reward by drilling her passive body quite hard, Gabriella reciprocating by sucking off the tip of her penis while holding the shaft. It was admittedly not the best opening scene but at least she began riding him more actively afterwards, several vaginal positions later receiving his genetic juice to her face.
Scene Two: Serena Del Rio, a dark skinned gal with modest breasts, was up next and she really appealed to Scott Nails. While her initial look did little for me, Scott liked pawing her as the two got to know each other better, their kissing leading to the clothing falling aside. In keeping with his personal tastes, Scott then tied her to the bed with some restraints, teasing her by giving just a little loving to her breasts and mouth, moving down her stomach to her biscuit. Once he finished going down on her, he oiled her up until she was beaming big time, resulting in her wanting to slob his knob more aggressively. Her playful oral antics added to the fun as she embraced her inner whore to work his meat pipe. She had reversed roles with him and restrained his wrists, actively riding him as she impaled her pussy on his turgid cock. She slowed down as she dug in deeper but it was a decent ride overall (at least once she got warmed up). The scene then ended when she jerked him off into her hand, his wealth of population pudding coating her as she smiled regarding her efforts.
Scene Three: Shay Jordan, the cute former contract gal featured on the left side of the front cover, was up next as she made out with Scott Nails (her preferred partner). There was no build up or tease but their personal chemistry together has long been greater than average in my experience. The enthusiasm shown had them moving inside so he could put a pink blindfold on her, depriving her senses so that she would focus more on those that were not taken away from her. Scott had also bound her hands so as he teased her with his fingers inside her and little kisses, Shay panted in response, his finger warming up her mouth for his cock. Shay was anxious to get his cock in her mouth, wrapping her lips around it, trying to engulf him as best she could. While Shay's oral skills have never been her best feature, she did a decent job and was soon taking his cock vaginally, the passive ride not her best even though she equated loudness with a good performance. The wad of spew went all over the place but the scene was boring to me as the couple seemed to go through the paces mechanically.
Scene Four: Kelly Summer, a vivacious brunette with large implants was up next, her slinky black dress hugging her sleek form as she spoke with the director. He liked her legs and made a clumsy attempt to woe her, soon finding her sucking off Mick Blue on the bed. He was bound and blindfolded but did not seem to mind a bit, her oral skills such that it was clear she had plenty of experience with a rod in her mouth. Personally, I liked her ass better than her chest but she was built for speed over comfort and it showed. The blowjob led to her actively riding him in her pussy, Mick released so he could pound her ever deeper when given the chance. He also thumbed her ass and got a short titty fuck but the penetration was the highlight here, Kelly yelling out as he tapped that piece of poon tang hard. Mick then ate her and launched a big wad to her face, the scene closing out on a high note.
Scene Five: Stoya, the ultra+ hotty featured on the lower half of the front cover, was up last as she walked into the room where studly Mick Blue and moper Tony DeSergio were waiting for her. She immediately embraced Mick as Tony watched, Mick placing a blindfold on cute gal while whispering sweet nothings in her ear. He rubbed her pussy as she sat in his lap, the two playfully kissing in a display of enthusiasm and chemistry. Mick then guided her sweet lips to his cock, the gal lovingly sucking him off with alternating kisses. Tony looked quite pathetic during this portion of the scene so Mick took pity on him and the guys started throat fucking her mouth. Stoya loved the taste of cock and Mick gave her some head as a reward, smacking her milky white ass before taking her from behind. She was passive until warmed up, riding Tony's smaller pecker more rapidly; the rest of the scene showcasing oral and vaginal sex. There was some choking for those that care but Stoya was in her element and enjoying everything they did with her. The scene closed out when the men rubbed out loads of semen to her mouth, Stoya beaming in delight at the effect she had on them. Whew!
Summary: Bad Girls Blu-ray by director Robby D. for Digital Playground was not as consistent a stroker as I would have liked but it ended on such a high note with Stoya giving a magnificent effort that it readily earned a rating of Recommended. The strokability, replay value, and amount of fuck for the buck should suit fans of the cast as much as the technical values will enhance the look for those with a decent set up. In short, Bad Girls really did not have a central theme but the collection of scenes showed a variety of ladies many of you will adore. Stoya was by far the best performer of the bunch, showing all those that voted for her in numerous award shows that she earned their faith, clearly better than runner up types with more vocal followings. In all then, this might truly float your boat if you like to see collections of contract performers gathered together, regardless of the theme. The production was one clearly geared to be optimized by the high definition release now seen, the visual upgrade reminding me that a lot of fans with the proper gear would find this one more strokable than the admittedly value oriented SD version I reviewed almost two months ago.
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