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Restraint 2

Studio: New Sensations » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 7/26/15

XCritic's Advice: Recommended


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Restraint 2 (Tales From The Edge)

New Sensations

Genre: BDSM, Vignettes

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Director/Writer: Jacky St. James


Cast: Valentina Nappi, Ryan Driller, Lucy Tyler, Ritchie Calhoun, Natalia Starr, Michael Vegas, Aria Alexander, Erik Everhard

Length: 146:49 minutes

Date of Production: 2015


Extras: The extras included a 20:55 minute long Behind the Scenes feature, a “pick your pleasure” menu, a photogallery, trailers, spam, and some company information. The lengthy BTS by Jacky herself was comprised solely of cast interviews, allowing the participants to bandy about ideas related to the production or their careers.

Condoms: None


Audio/Video Quality: Restraint 2 was presented in a crisp, anamorphic widescreen as shot by director Jacky St. James for New Sensations. Using the talents of Paul Woodcrest and Eddie Powell on cameras, editor Gabrielle Anex, and the usual crew responsible for the company’s best efforts, Jacky applied the technical team much like she does on her other works to get things looking and sounding great. The flesh tones were accurate and the composition of most camera angles looked good, the editing as smooth as ever to draw attention away from the technical side so viewers can just enjoy the resulting four vignettes. There was a company watermark on the lower right hand corner of the screen for those who care. The aural components were satisfying too, the music, vocals, and ambient sounds all blended in for a welcome upgrade from the plethora of generic sounding releases I put up with on a weekly basis. As with the visual aspects of the movie, the audio portion was handled nicely, perhaps other companies will start paying more attention too.


Body of Review: Jacky St. James is a female director at New Sensations, the young lady garnering attention for her vignettes. Her latest release in the “Tales From The Edge” series in for review is called Restraint 2, a set of four scenes showing couples coming to grips with their fantasies of sexual fulfillment that include physical restraint as a means of heightening sexual pleasure. The biggest name for me here was Valentina Nappi though newcomer Aria Alexander from Houston was here, Poland’s Natalia Starr, and Seattle’s Lucy Tyler will certainly appeal to fans as well. The back cover said this about the feature: “After placing an ad in search of a dominant man, Valentina finds herself blindfolded and restrained in the home of a mysterious stranger. Although Aria's career demands that she be the one calling the shots, at home she willingly submits to the desires of her husband. Unable to find a man who understands the psychological power of BDSM sex, Natalia continually returns to her ex-boyfriend for a fix. Lucy embarks on an adventurous sexual encounter with a man she barely knows.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:



Scene One: Valentina Nappi, the curvy Italian brunette bombshell from the front cover, was up first with Ryan Driller, the short vignette establishing that she enjoyed the thrill of being bound as she looked online for partners. The tease montage was too light for my tastes but Valentina has such a naturally sexy (even sensual) presence that even blindfolded, she came across as having a degree of power when bound by the guy. Her white dress gave way to sating red bikini undies and implements, the descriptive verbal narrative interrupting the flow of the part where he tied her (as on the front cover) and caressed her body. As he peeled down her panties, her considerably hair pubic bush was revealed, the length of the vignette barely allowing for him to refrain from playing as she begged him to come to her, Ryan fingering her and gobbling her gash before freeing her to slob his knob and nuzzle his nuts. She applied some hand to gland friction first to warm him up, his turgid pecker easily handled by her mouth until he porked her precious pussy in a number of positions, additional oral from both of them at times punctuating the pounding with Valentina an active vaginal rider. In the end, she drained his dragon of sperm via a crotch pop, the couple kissing each other where Ryan’s face looked like he was going to explode he was so red and dripping with sweat.



Scene Two: Lucy Tyler, a skinny blond from Seattle with big eyes, was up next in a coffee shop setting where she met Ritchie Calhoun, the creepy guy leaving his address for her to play with him. She wore a flowery sun dress and the ever present voice over again describing a situation far more erotic than the one the visuals showed, Ritchie all over her as he stripped her, ate her hairy snatch and otherwise took her as he saw fit on the large bed with gray pillows. Her pornish exaggerations in terms of facial features and moaning aside, Lucy seemed to be going through the motions a bit too much, her partner doing everything he was supposed to but the lack of chemistry holding it back even as a couple’s friendly encounter. He sucked her foot while fingering her and soon bound her to the bed (via wrist and ankle restraints) where the theme played out better, his hand working her crotch and allowing her to blow him before a few mostly passive vaginal penetration positions took place, the spooning showing her to push back a bit (that is rarely the position a gal becomes active by the way). She then lit up when on top of him to shake her money maker in very appealing fashion, the juicy ass quite perky for it’s size. The doggy pushed him over the edge too and he unleashed his semen all over her ass cheek, the voice over picking back up as the camera looked at her squirming alone in bed.



Scene Three: Natalia Starr, a curvy Polish babe with pretty blue eyes, was up next with the ever strange Michael Vegas, the gal in a flowery white dress that showed her boobs off really well and left little to the imagination as he blindfolded her (doing her a huge favor in my opinion) and handcuffed her to the railing of the stairs as the voice over went on and on. He groped her and her tits came out first, the mope covering her body with little kisses before ditching the dress altogether and going down on her bald beaver. Yeah, it was another performance over a chemistry filled tryst but she was fine eye candy and the pacing was a tribute to the editor (the camera work as good as ever too). He diddled her and put some metal claw toys on his fingers to scratch her with, the sensation enhanced by her lack of sight though she looked great with her legs spread and in the air as she fumbled with the play handcuffs. His oral and manual stimulation of her cookie was fine and soon led to her blowing him as he hovered over her, his balls dangling to almost brush against her nose before he positioned between her legs to start the vaginal fucking. Her excessive moans seemed unrealistic given his modest size but her shaking bosoms sure looked inviting as the two boned on the brown leather ottoman. The passive porking transitioned to her actively riding him when she was on top, impaling herself as he held the blindfold around her neck once having removed it. I doubt I’ll ever get tired of watching Natalia’s glorious ass bouncing, if I do I will probably be ready to retire, but she kept great eye contact too and seemed to relish milking his balls dry of manly fluids as his seed glazed her tit.



Scene Four: Aria Alexander, a tiny newcomer from Houston with amazing eyes and an extremely fetching face, was up last on my favorite bed in porn (old world plank style with large brass fittings), allowing studly Erik Everhard to dominate her. She has barely a dozen other credits to her name according to the infamous IAFD, a few uncredited cameos helping to set up the scene as she established her work persona being very different from her play time personality. Erik bound her wrists and ankles once she was reduced to wearing some skimpy animal print bikini undies as he hog tied her, lightly flogging her nicely proportioned body as she laid stomach down on the bed. While I freely admit that I like my women a bit meatier, Aria transcends the skinny little porn chick appeal to me regardless of where she hails from. Erik followed up by using a pink vibrator on her, stimulating her glistening pussy (which had some wisps of pubic hair) and perfect pucker as she too went overboard on the moans, the gal tasting the toy fresh off her cookie before he went straight to the tap to go down on her at length. He then tore into her snatch in his usual manner, Aria becoming much more active when she was on top of him to go all out riding the raging erection, his swollen boner making her puffy pussy increasingly red. Her tight pussy clenched around his cock to push him over the edge and she gave a final devoted hummer to get Erik close to plastering her, some additional doggy in the brown leather chair leading to an ass pop from the heated scene.

Summary: Restraint 2 by director Jacky St. James for New Sensations was a set of four scenes showing some creativity in the BDSM sub-genre the company has been cultivating of late, the production earning a rating of Recommended for the balance of sexual antics and feature elements. All four ladies were appealing, my favorite being Valentina Nappi here, the best audience for the title being couples just starting to experiment with light bondage. In short, Restraint 2 was the latest in the “Tales From The Edge” line that some people enjoy as light adult entertainment, the director offering some taboo encounters without the step relation angle, so check it out.

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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