Production Date: 7 / 22 / 2002
Director: Father John
Cast: Lezley Zen and Alana Evans
Initial Expectations: Knob Ryder has been showing some improvement lately. Although I have some hope for a decent feature here, itís not a lot.
Initial Reaction: Itís the interactive DVD equivalent of slamming your dick in the screen door.
Who Should Watch It : Insomniacs and anybody whoís a fan of Lezley Zen and Alana Evans and are working on somebody elseís money
Who Should Avoid It: Fans of virtual sex and interactive DVDs
Audio /Video Quality: The audio is surprisingly clear and well balanced for the most part. There isnít any dubbing or background noises, as long as you donít consider things like ringing phones background noises. The video is much the same way. Thereís a little bit of grain, and a couple bits with a little pixelation, but most of it is very good and nicely lit.
Music: None for Lezley. Guitar elevator music and cheesy dance music for Alanaís strip and tease.
Disc Problems / Complaints: As usual with Knob / Ryderís DVDs, thereís no time stamp anywhere. This always annoys me since I like to jump around in some scenes, including the behind the scenes featurette.
False Advertising: The cover states thereís an interactive photo gallery, but all I could see to do with it is watch. If you try to do anything beyond watching it at 4X speed, it automatically restarts, which is more than a little annoying. It also states there are bios, which seems a bit misleading. One of the interactive choices is an interview, but that isnít too close to a bio. This is a borderline complaint, but I do think itís misleading. On the other hand, thereís also no intercourse in this DVD, which I think would be one of the top things on everybodyís list under ďwhat you want them to doĒ in the cover statement of ďWatch as your fantasies come alive with the most beautiful girls doing what you want them to do!Ē. Granted, thereís nothing on the cover stating that real sex is involved here, but most reputable companies have something on the cover to let you know if thereís anything other than straight sex involved with their product.
Menus: The menus are pretty simple, but still look very nice and give a good first impression.
The Feature: Unlike most interactive DVDs, Come Play With Me gives both implanted brunette Lezley Zen and natural bodied dirty blonde Alana Evans. You can listen to an interview with each girl, have them strip, tease you, or masturbate. Thatís right boys and girls, itís an interactive sex DVD without any real sex!
In the interview, Lezley talks for about seven and a half minutes about things like her musical tastes, what she likes in a partner, money, and personality versus appearance. She also talks about porn related things such as her first scene, what she likes in porn, and watching her own movies. Yes, she also talks about things she likes sexually. Itís a very nice interview, and gives me a great feeling for Lezley as a person as well as a performer.
The strip segment lasts about three minutes. Itís very slow and sensual, and barely even gets to erotic due to some of the camera work and the stuff around the screen where the action is. Lezley does a nice job, but it seems like the camera only has two locations, one is too far away and one is just for close-ups. Thereís no in between and it hurts the scene.
You can also have Lezley tease you for about three and a half minutes. She runs her hands across her body without touching herself at all. This section feels like nothing more than a continuation of the strip segment.
Finally, you can have Lezley play with herself with her fingers or one of three toys including a jelly dildo, silver metal vibe, and a jackrabbit vibe. This is the most control you get anywhere in the movie. In addition to picking a toy, you can also pick whether you want her to be erotic, nasty, or cum. Each segment lasts between a minute and a half and three and a quarter and for the most part, is incredibly boring. I was actually happy to have over one hundred pounds of affectionate ďpuppyĒ jumping in my lap since he prevented me from seeing the screen.
The boredom has nothing to do with Lezleyís performance. She looks to get into it quite well, especially since she actually squirts with the jelly dildo. It looks like she might have squirted with the jackrabbit too, but apparently the cameraman was too busy trying to figure out which end to look in. Yes, the entire blame is on the camera work and editing. First, you only have two to three minutes to really get into things, since each segment builds heat as it goes and you go right back to the beginning each time. Second, the camera work is worse here than in the other segments. The view is constantly changing, and goes between closeups that often miss where the action is and distance shots that make you feel like youíre peeping on Lezley from the house next door. Most of all, is the ugly and simply picture they surround the action with, which frequently covers up some of the action. I guess this is supposed to nicely display your choices around the action. Iím also guessing that itís supposed to mimic a TV, but with how advanced this DVD is I couldnít help but think of it as an Etch-A-Sketch with the wheels broke off, and works about as well. If only I could have shaken this DVD to make it go away!
Alanaís interview lasts about seven and three quarter minutes. She talks about herself, what she looks for in a partner, and her perfect meal and date. She also talks about some of her scenes, watching porn, and sex. Itís a decent little interview that gives a nice feel for Alanaís personality.
The strip segment and tease segments last about four and a half and three and a quarter minutes respectively. Once again they feel like theyíre a continuation of each other. Alana gets herself going really good, but as usual the camera work and editing made sure things didnít get too hot.
Finally, you can watch Alana work herself over with her fingers, a standard vibe, a double dong, or a jelly dildo. The jelly dildo even gives you the option of watching Alana work over her ass. Although you get your choice between two holes for Alana and her jelly dildo, you only get one heat level rather than two to watch her fuck herself. Alana does a little better job through her sequences than Lezley. Iím guessing this is mostly due to Alana having a little more outgoing personality, as well as most of her segments running at least a minute longer than each of Lezleyís. I was almost able to get into some of Alanaís scenes, but I think by the time I got to her it was with the same morbid fascination that causes you to look at car accidents as you drive past.
I know consistence is normally a good thing, but here it isnít. Everything that made Lezleyís portion of the DVD horrible is in full effect here as well. Yes, I was able to get into Alanaís scenes a little better, but it still reeks of wasted potential and incompetence of everybody other than Alana.
I canít help but chuckle at Come Play With Me. This is probably the most appropriate name Iíve seen for an adult product ever, including things like Artillery Shell Buttplug, which I hear is roughly the same size as an actual artillery shell. This DVD isnít really able to draw anybody in with its own merits, even though it includes very good talent like Lezley Zen and Alana Evans, so it has to resort to begging you to watch it. Each sex segment is normally only two to four minutes long, and picks up momentum as it goes. When the loop restarts things go right back to the beginning, and you have to kick it up a notch to keep watching the girls go. Basically itís like having four masturbation scenes for each girl, and each scene is split into three chapters that repeat themselves until you hit the button to tell it to move onto the next chapter. It fails so miserably that I found myself fast forwarding to get through three minute scenes! Find something else to play with than Come Play With Me. If you buy this one, youíre just going to find out how well worth your money interactive titles like My Plaything: Gauge and Virtual Sex with Devon are.
Extras: Thereís credits, a nice looking photo gallery that lasts about a minute and a quarter with about five seconds per snapshot, and a behind the scenes featurette. The behind the scenes featurette lasts about four and a half minutes. Thereís a couple conversations with Alana and Lezley, as well as capturing a bit of their scene and the photo gallery. Whoever did the featurette had a nice sense of humor, and keeps it fun. They even blur out the face of the dog as it walks by. Itís a nice little featurette and worth checking out if you like either of the stars. Itís also the best thing on the entire DVD.
Themes: Interactive, masturbation, toys, squirting, and anal
Raincoat Factor: Medium low
Overall: It doesnít really matter what you can find Come Play With Me for online unless itís five bucks or less. The interviews are the highlight of this DVD, with the masturbation and teases being poorly captured and edited. Surprisingly the technical aspects are well done, but donít let that stop you from passing this one by.
Note to Knob Ryder: The scariest thing here is that youíre actually improving from where you were a couple years ago. You have some good sex scenes elsewhere. In the future, please concentrate on doing what you can do well to the best of your abilities rather than making screw-ups like this.
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