Cast: Angelina Valentine, Mick Blue, Ariel Summers, James Deen, Riley Steele, Erik Everhard, Emy Reyes, Stoya, Scott Nails
Length: 139:47 minutes
Date of Production: 11/24/2008
Extras: The only extras were a slide show, a photogallery, a cumshot recap, and eight trailers.
Audio/Video Quality: Jack's Teen America: Mission 23 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 1080 resolution. The lighting was decent 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 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 (thankfully, talented Nick P. was credited as editor which virtually always upgrades the camera work). The DVD mastering showed no obvious compression artifacts (the bitrate varying but often staying around the 22.1 Mbps range when I paid attention) but this was not his clearest effort to date. This volume of the series actually looked sharper than any I have seen in the past, the level of detail such that I wondered if it was shot using the RED system or Robby just tossed out the filters to get the best picture possible. 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.
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Body of Review: Robby D. pulls triple duty these days with his directing for his own label, assisting his gal pal Celeste, and his increasingly large body of work at Digital Playground under his own name so some people might be concerned that he is spread too thin to maintain his level of quality productions. Having seen a great many of them over the years, I can safely say that he has a long way to go before that happens, his formulaic approach to the various "Jack" series making it easy to shoot if a bit tougher to cast, his biggest trick being finding performers that want to work together. Last month saw the return of one of his most popular series with Jack's Teen America: Mission 23 Blu-ray, the series often dedicated to youthful ladies seeking to win a fictitious beauty contest by means of sexual persuasion. Robby is the lead male character Jack, a man kicked out of the family fortune and forced to make it on his own, resulting in his shooting porn to pay the bills. The leads this time are lovely Riley Steele, Angelina Valentine, and even Stoya fresh of one of her wins when this was shot awhile back. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Angelina Valentine, the large breasted hotty seen on the far left hand side of the cover, was up first as she tried to delay the production crew to benefit her roommate. Mick Blue was pressed for time and was trying to leave when she took off her jumpsuit and revealed a sexy "dance outfit" that provided a lot of cleavage until she pulled out her tits for the guys to play with. Her shapely ass sealed the deal and after the obligatory pawing by the men, Mick joined her on the bed (tearing off his clothing quickly to appreciate her skills more thoroughly). That was when she slobbed his knob with a degree of skill, savoring the experience as she engulfed his rod in her mouth so caringly. This led to her actively riding his cock vaginally, impaling herself on his cock for both of them to enjoy, her respiration rate elevating quickly as a result. They shared some chemistry and he ended the action by rubbing out a load of genetic juice to her mouth for swallowing. Great opener!
Scene Two: Ariel Summers, the cute blond seen on the far right side of the front cover in the pink top and white shorts, was up next as another roommate of a contestant, was up next as she allowed the guys to wait inside. This time, James Deen was the sound guy, the man forgetting equipment and breaking wind on the couch yet somehow making out with Ariel thanks to a quick edit. He was all over her tits and diddling her pussy, James snacking on her crack after some extensive kissing. While she seemed to be faking it "porn style", he was banging her box doggy style in no time. She was an active vaginal ride and did some taste testing, the scene soon moving to anal as she channeled her inner whore. I can't say the stretch marks all over her fleshy ass cheeks were appealing any more than how passively she did anal but she seemed to enjoy the wad of population pudding coating her throat, the uneasy silence at the end of the scene kind of amusing too.
Scene Three: Riley Steele, the foxy little blond contract hotty featured on the center of the front cover (with the white shirt and pink panties), was up next as sound man Erik Everhard was observed making out with her on the green couch. He had arrived early and left his gear out front, Jack upset that he had started the interview without him. Riley was especially cute here, her girlish demeanor setting Erik off that he couldn't hold off going down on her, Riley relatively quiet as she reaped the rewards of his oral talents. Her panties came off soon after that though, granting Erik great access to her crotch for the oral he loved giving her, her attempts at giving him a lengthy blowjob rebuffed as he wanted inside of her badly. At this point, I felt it safe to say that Riley provided the most natural performance of the entire cast, less dedicated to porn standards than as if she were simply there to enjoy the gift in front of her. Erik drilled her pussy hard and she provided the most active ride I have seen her in to date, the guy diddling her to an orgasm and continuing his penetrative assault with a lot of going down on her from time to time. I also liked the way Riley blew and jerked him off to orgasm here, taking matters into her own hands as his spew flew all over the place. Yowza!
Scene Four: Emy Reyes, a young looking Latina wearing blue jean shorts and a small top, was up next as a waitress at a bar. She seemed a bit too happy and was nervously laughing as she told the guys how she wanted to win for the money. The premise was kind of weak this time, the idea that she had to give some head to get ahead coming up as she talked shop with Jack. That was when Mick Blue took over, feeling up her small round ass as she gave him a lap dance and made out with him. She claimed to be horny but outside of her over the top blowjob, the rest of the mechanical scene was a case of Emy bouncing on cock as if to get it over with, the camera angle limited much of the time. The scene closed up when Jim interrupted, Mick jerking off to her mouth after an abrupt edit put them back in the moment.
Scene Five: Stoya, the lean brunette seen on the front cover in the pink top (second gal from the left), was up last in her stripper nurse outfit, Scott Nails looking for his mixer. Stoya was all smiles and happiness, claiming to be a candy striper wanting to become a nurse, the interview showing how much she liked to "help people". Stoya's "training outfit" was pretty hot and revealed a nice ass shot, the gal proving how talented she could be at making men feel good by licking Scott's crotch. She assisted him further by undoing his pants, blowing him fairly well though concentrating mostly in the top few inches. Upon taking off her outfit, she flipped her leg over his face so they were in a 69 position, Scott eating her out as she continued to blow him, the pale gal actively riding his cock. I hated the huge bruises all over her legs though, such things distracting me more than a little bit but she really worked his wonder wand like I haven't seen in quite some time. A few positions of vaginal sex later, he jerked off to her mouth and she left it hanging, the performance pretty solid (though surprisingly weaker than Riley's!).
Summary: Jack's Teen America: Mission 23Blu-ray by director Robby D. for Digital Playground had several very heated performances displaying strokability, replay value, and a lot of fuck for the buck so I rated it as Recommended. Riley Steele was a dream come true, Angelina Valentine was great, and Stoya showed she could still have fun with Scott like the good old days. In short, Jack's Teen America: Mission 23 was worth waiting for so when it came out last month, I was glad I reserved a copy for yourself as Riley really impressed me as something special, the gal finally strutting her stuff as a full fledged contract performer to seek out (giving Erik Everhard a run for his money). The high definition once again upgraded the visual elements to the point where fans of Riley Steele should move this one up their list of titles to check out, her performances getting better with time.
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