The Shane's World 29 DVD may be the final evidence that this once entertaining series has completely run out of gas. Released by New Sensations, a company that usually puts out quality discs, Shane's World 29 contains no bonus features whatsoever...not even a chapter selection! That's right - the only option you'll get from the menu on this disc is to start the movie...no previews, no biographies, and certainly none of the bonus goodies that have occupied other Shane's World DVDs.
After getting over the shock that there were no bonuses on this title, I decided to just sit back and hope for the best in the feature presentation. The last few entries in the series I have watched were ones that I was less than thrilled with, and Shane's World 29 may prove that the water has been completely drained for this particular pool. Not only is this the third time the Shane's World gang has gone on a scavenger hunt, but once again, the only good sex scenes in the title are the ones pre-arranged by the actors - rather than anything spontaneous that happens while they are out and about. Granted, they do manage to give handjobs and even a limousine blowjob to a couple of college guys...but in today's world of gonzo material, that just doesn't quite cut it.
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As with previous "Scavenger Hunt" DVDs, the Shane's World members break up into two groups - one containing Calli Cox, Bobbi Barrington and a guy; and the other with Sunrise Adams, Venus and a guy. Although I thought Calli and her team did a much dirtier job (they seem to have much more interaction with the college students), I supposed the fact that Sunrise and Venus blow a pair of guys (in the aforementioned limo scene) gave them the points they needed to win this competition...assuming you even care about who the winners might be!
However, a vast majority of the hardcore action is between the actors listed above and away from the campus, rather than anything that happens while they are visiting the school. Aside from the limo ride listed above (and there's no telling if the two guys they got were actually students or just two lesser-known actors they planted), the most the college guys get to do is see the girls naked and get a little handjob action from some of them. Granted, that's not bad, but it's not that fun to watch, either. The college guys also get the chance to use dildos on the girls...and one particular guy gets to pound Calli really hard with one...but that's really the extend of their involvement.
And even if the college guys were more involved...who wants to see a porno where all the young amateurs are dudes?! I'd much rather see some professional porn studs go out and play with some college chicks than have starlets go out and play with college guys. Except for one small instance where we see a girl walk by and make a few comments to the guys and the Shane's World crew, there's not a college chick in sight!
Still, with all the problems, Shane's World 29 is watchable, although I don't think most people would want to see it more than one time. The largest problem with this disc is the lack of bonuses...and surprisingly the less than stellar video and audio reproduction of this DVD. New Sensations usually gives us discs that are pristine in their A/V output, but this time we get video that has noticeable recurring bits of pixilation and less than perfect audio.
My recommendation is to go back and rent some of the earlier volumes in this series (any one prior to #20 should do nicely) and forget this newer version. It might be okay for a VHS rental, but you don't want to embarrass your DVD player by putting this bare-bones disc in your machine.