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Jack's POV 15 (Blu-ray)

Studio: Digital Playground » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 11/16/09

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

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Jack's POV 15 (Rio Valentine)

Digital Playground

Genre: POV (point of view), Gonzo

Faye Reagan

Director: Robby D.

Cast: Faye Reagan, Scott Nails, Tommy Gunn, Rio Valentine/Morgan Dayne, Jayden Jaymes, Tori Black, Charles Dera, Andy San Dimas, Manuel Ferrara

Length: 139:25 minutes

Rio Valentine (AKA: Morgan Dayne)

Date of Production: 9/14/2009

Extras: The only extras were a meager cumshot recap, a slide show, a photogallery of the same pictures, and eight trailers.

Condoms: None

Jayden Jaymes

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Audio/Video Quality: Jack's POV 15 was presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen using a 480p resolution with the standard definition MPEG-2 encoding as shot by director Robby D. for Digital Playground. The director has been responsible for a wealth of excellent movies in recent years (though some admittedly weaker efforts too), generally using the alias of "Jack" to project his mindset into various situations. This was another in the series that focused on POV (point of view) camera angles, allowing the viewer to imagine they are the ones involved with the ladies. The scenes appeared to be shot with a single camera and minimal lighting, some shadows entering into the picture in every scene but the majority of time showing that the crew behind the camera knew what they were doing. Rather than try for technical excellence this time, Robby appeared to go for a more spontaneous look, a number of glitches left into the picture seemingly on purpose to provide that home movie look he is renowned for shooting. In any case, the SD version of the movie had some compression artifacts and what appeared to be edge enhancement, the moiré barely noticeable though the attempts at shooting from a dark room into bright light bothersome but Nick "Maestro" P. tidied it up really well. Still, not everyone prefers the flat lighting other companies offer up so this would be for those of you that want more texture in your porn. The video bitrate varied significantly but when I spot checked it, the numbers typically bounced around the 5.6 Mbps mark, often going higher or somewhat lower for those who care. The Blu-ray version of the movie clocked in somewhat more impressively using the AVC codec and upgrading the video bitrate to a more impressive 13.7 Mbps, the level of detail and resolution taking better advantage of the gear the crew used; the cast looking more lifelike than ever. The audio was presented in a post-production added 5.1 Dolby Digital English with a 48 kHz sampling rate and 384 Kbps bitrate, none of the vocals showing any separation though the score seemed to during the opening and closing. Aurally speaking then, it was about average which is expected from Robbie's gonzo works or the stuff he handles in the Celeste branded titles.

Tori Black

Body of Review: Robby D. is one of my favorite people at Digital Playground and has been for a long time. Part of the reason I like him is the way he gets into his work so much, adoring the ladies he works with so much that he constantly sings their praises, strives to perfect his way of shooting smut, or just the good-natured ribbing we sometimes give each other showing we can be secure in our manhood and friendship. This doesn't mean he gets a walk when his titles are reviewed but given his batting average, the man doesn't need me to kiss his ass like some of the others on the fringes of porn, the guy preferring me to stick with an honest look at what he provides instead. His latest release making it my way is Jack's POV 15, the point of view series that I've championed a number of times in the past as indicative of why the company (and director) should be taken seriously at awards time. Rather than rely on circus act sex, endless banter no one even listens too that isn't reviewing, or even endless scenarios before the sex, Robby prefers to line up the best talent available and move forward, knowing the winner will be the consumer wise enough to pick up a copy. This time, the show focused on lovely Morgan Dayne in her new alias of Rio Valentine, the rest of the cast including such luminaries as Jayden Jaymes, Andy San Dimas, Faye Reagan, and Tori Black, in order to give some decent levels of quality fuck for the POV buck. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Andy San Dimas

Scene One: Faye Reagan, a fetching little freckle-faced redhead, was up first in an animal print dress, fussing at Scott Nails in POV fashion. The impromptu banter led to her taking her dress off, Scott toying with her display of attitude in such a manner that she pushed back at his attempts at blackmail. This said, she still wrapped her lips around his pecker successfully for a wonderfully energetic hand-assisted hummer, Faye jumping on the bed for him to nail her in doggy style with a balls-deep approach. She did some taste testing between the positions but once she was on top of him, she really cranked up the passion too, impaling herself soundly to milk his nuts dry of genetic juice. They ended up in missionary position where he jerked off to her lower abdomen, the couple reengaging in some grudge-fuck talk about what to do with his load (she swallowed some of it), the final edit showing Tommy Gunn(?) releasing yet another wad of population pudding but this time at her face.

Scene Two: Rio Valentine/Morgan Dayne, the sexy little Latina so many have talked about of late, was up next with Scott Nails, the adorable young lady teasing the camera with her lithe curves and winning smile. Personally, I was into that sweet ass of hers but her DSLs, strewn hair, and sultry eyes did not hurt one bit as she slowly revealed her little snatch, the wisps of pubic hair beckoning for some oral. Rio started to masturbate but Scott took over to finger her, the gal responding by dropping to her knees to slob his knob as she looked up at him. There seemed to be a solid amount of personal chemistry involved between the two and she played a coy vixen in need of seed, the couple moving into a variety of penetrative positions where she vaginally took care of his needs. The down side here was how passive she rode most of the time, her physical appeal surely allowing some latitude regarding how the fanboys will take the scene, but ultimately, if she has indeed shot a lot of scenes for the company before going off to take care of some "family business", at least it will be known that she did not shy away from his wad of spunk gracing her mouth by the end of the scene.

Scene Three: Jayden Jaymes, a curvy brunette with a ripe ass and large hooters, was up next as a sleepyhead in bed where Scott Nails tried to wake her up. He pawed at her figure through the sheets, her bra and thong doing little to hide her various assets. As the playful pawing continued, Jayden slowly woke up to find his hand massaging her labia, the little moans she was making working better for me than any of those outlandish screams so many weaker performers seem to prefer using. After a short respite from the warm caresses of his hands, Jayden reciprocated with an active blowjob showing just how playful she can be. Engulfing his rod down her throat, she made him quite happy, the two soon finding more to enjoy when they began vaginally screwing in several positions. The doggy seemed to work best for him while the cowgirl variations showed Jayden off the best, the foot fetish work and titty fuck not truly long enough to suit aficionados. Still, after the previous scene, this one really stood out as something heated and special, their degree of personal chemistry appearing to be as welcome as ever. I also really liked that she jerked him off to completion by her own hand and her own hand alone, looking right at the camera as though she were gazing into his eyes for the facial.

Scene Four: Tori Black, a beautiful brunette with a smoking hot and lean natural body, was up next as she tried on various outfits to the displeasure of Charles Dera in the living room. I liked her striped outfit best but no matter what she wore, all of her apparel looked better on the floor. This time, she coaxed him into waiting for his sporting event by dropping down to nestle between his knees to provide him with a blowjob, actively blowing him as she maintained eye contact with the camera in POV fashion. Tori has long been one of those women I believed relied too heavily on her looks to convey her sexuality but a few recent titles I reviewed showed me that she could also make a favorable impression sexually, this scene not up to those standards but better than average for her. The lengthy hummer led to some vaginal sex and foot fetish jerking off, her pouty act falling short but still providing a couple of loads worth of material for me to appreciate. The scene eventually ended when Charles bust a huge wad of semen on her entire torso, Tori doing little with it before the camera faded out.

Scene Five: Andy San Dimas, one of the cutest young ladies in porn (also known as one of the industry's best kept secrets), was up next sharing her body with studly Manuel Ferrara, their personal chemistry among the best of the entire show. Andy was frisky as she slowly disrobed for Manuel, putting on a seductive act for him that he admitted to enjoying. She was lean and tight too, her juices flowing long before she began inhaling the head of his pecker or riding him as best she could given how small she was compared to his sizable member. Still, when I saw how actively she rode his cock vaginally, backing up to meet his thrusts and pumping onto his dick as though lost in a trance like Everhard offers up so often, I knew that this was her best scene to date for me, even her ending handjob well worth a few sessions of hand to gland self-love. She finished him off with her hands too, his spew landing all over her torso for her to lick up.

Summary: Jack's POV 15 by director Robby D. for Digital Playground might not have been as consistent a set of scenes as he has offered up in the past but when the couples were into one another, they really rocked such as Andy and Manuel or Jayden and Scott. In all then, each scene had some strokable material and the levels of fuck for the buck, replayability, and physical appeal were clearly enough to merit a rating of Recommended or better, your mileage varying depending on just how forgiving you are in regards to the weaker scenes. In short then, Jack's POV 15 continued the long history of the series as one of the best POV releases of the genre this year, the high definition version making it even better thanks to the enhanced detail and depth of field but also for smoothing out some of the visual elements not covered quite well enough in the standard definition outing so check it out for all of the players here, not just the featured contract performance.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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