Blu-Ray vs. DVD The Blu-Ray offers everything the DVD does, along with slightl superior technical aspects.
The Little Details
Running Time: 91 min.
Production Date: 5 / 28 / 2010
Director: Robby D.
Cast: Breanne Benson, Jessie Andrews, Kayden Kross, Lisa Ann, Manuel Ferrara, Mick Blue, Scott Nails, and Tommy Gunn
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Robbie D. has made some very nice movies. I always go into his releases with good expectations.
Initial Reaction: It's a pretty good lighter feature that had a little something missing to take it from “good” to “very good” or beyond.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting a little plot that challenges the happy couples feature genre
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting nastier sex or a happy feature
The Technical Stuff
DVD Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are very nicely done on both the DVD and the Blu-Ray versions. The audio is clear and well balanced without any background noises appearing to detract from them. The video is presented in anamorphic widescreen and looks great. The presentation is clear and smooth with very nice care given to the lighting.
Music: The music appears and disappears through the movie very nicely. It shows up just enough to enhance the movie without ever sticking around long enough to draw attention to itself.
Menus: The main menu is pretty standard and gives a still with a few clips from the movie. The chapter menu is okay and gives a few clips from the movie along with chapter numbers that don't' correspond with the chapter numbers in the actual movie.
The FeatureKayden isn't happy in her marriage, which drives her to head shrink Manuel. She knows she has a perfect husband in every way, yet she wants more and doesn't know why. She does know that she's drawn to her shrink Manuel, but he knows that she should be trying to save her marriage.
|Scene 1 – Jessie Andrews, Mick Blue, and Scott Nails|
Scott delivers Mick to his office to give him cute dirty blonde Jessie as his present before sitting back in his chair to watch. Mick sucks her tits and lays her back on the desk to eat her pussy before she sucks Mick and then Scott's cock. Mick gets the first fuck, as it's his birthday, reverse cowgirl style before they each take a turn fucking her missionary style. Scott fucks her from behind before Mick follows suit and then pops on her ass with Scott giving her a facial soon after.
This is a decent opening scene. The setup for Jessie taking on the guys is nicely handled and there's a nice balance between the guys. The camera work is pretty good, but there's nothing to really take the scene from the average level to the next level. This is a good but not a great scene.
|Scene 2 – Lisa Ann and Tommy Gunn|
Tommy and Lisa Ann break away from Scott and Kayden for a little lovemaking starting with a little shared whipped cream kissing in the kitchen. The whipped cream continues to flow as they kiss and play before Tommy eats Lisa Ann from behind and sprays the whipped cream on his cock to entice her into eating it. Tommy takes her from behind before taking her missionary style on the counter. Finally he gives her a nice facial finish.
This is another nice scene. It's a bit on the short side, but also works well due to the setup and the chemistry between Tommy and Lisa Ann. They get to things nice and quick and then get back just as quick with just enough attention to what they did to help out the overall movie. This is a nice addition to the overall movie.
|Scene 3 – Kayden Kross and Scott Nails|
After a quick chat with a bit of kissing with Scott, Kayden lays back to let him suck her tits. He quickly moves down to finger and lick her pussy before Kayden sucks his cock in return with Scott moving under her for a little sixty-nining. She rides him cowgirl style with a little cocksucking mixed in before laying back for a bit of missionary work. Finally, Kayden sucks and strokes Scott to a nice facial finish.
This is a hot scene. Kayden and Scott have pretty good chemistry and put out some nice energy. The scene moves along at a nice pace and the camera captures it very well. This is a nicely done scenes.
|Scene 4 – Breanne Benson, Jessie Andrews, and Scott Nails|
Scott leads bottle blondes Jessie and Breanne into his office where they kiss and help each other strip down a bit while sitting on Scott's desk. Jessie moves in to eat Breanne before Scott slides in the back to eat Breanne at the same time. He eats each of the girls before letting them suck his cock, and then takes Jessie from behind as she eats Breanne. He gives Breanne a chance as well missionary style before busting a nice on her face with Jessie right there to help.
This is a pretty good scene. The girls both look great and there's a nice balance between them. The scene moves along at a nice pace with the camera capturing the action quite nicely. This is a nice addition to the overall movie.
|Scene 5 – Kayden Kross and Manuel Ferrara|
Kayden start out kissing Manuel passionately and letting him play with her pussy as they strip down. He lays her back to eat her holes and play with her pussy before she sucks and strokes his cock in return. Manuel has her ride him cowgirl style before spooning her, and then rolls her on top for a reverse cowgirl ride. Finally, Kayden takes a nice facial finish.
This is a good final scene for the movie. Kayden and Manuel have very nice chemistry and keep the action moving well. Yes, the movie move a bit fast for her to being with Scott to being with Manuel, but at the same time she and Manuel have enough chemistry to make it work. This is a pretty hot scene.
Love & Marriage is a pretty good little feature. No, it's not always a happy feature, but as the featured couple Kayden and Scott never to make it look like it is. Instead they show a dysfunctional couple falling apart at the seams along with some of the reasons for it, with the movie trying to pick up the pieces. I can't say that this is the easiest feature to watch because of it, as well as saying that it's definitely not the best movie for couples to watch to get them in the mood. Scott and Kayden do a nice job in their sex scenes as well as in the setups, and the rest of the cast joins them in their performances with nobody really standing out above or below them. Love & Marriage is a good fuck flick wrapped around a subject that isn't the most couples friendly.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for eight other Digital Playground releases. The slide show lasts a just under three and a half minutes with about thee seconds per good looking still. There's also contact information and a behind the scenes featurette.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts about eight and half minutes. After a few moments with and around Kayden where she talks about actually being a porn star who can read Jessie talks about her age and sex. Lisa Ann talks about marking her territory before Breanne shows off for the camera. There's also a little time in rehearsals before Scott talks about his “No List” and Lisa Ann has a few words with the camera. This is a fun little behind the scenes featurette. Yes, it's short and simple, but it's also fun and has some good personality. This is a nice addition to the overall release.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight,group, and lesbian
Raincoat Factor: Medium high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many Digital Playground DVDs can be found online for between about $19 and $30 with most stores offering them in the low twenties. This is a pretty good release. The story aspect is a bit light and no the most couples friendly, but sets up the scenes nicely. The technical aspects show some nice care and there's some decent effort put into the extras. This is a well done release.
Note to Digital Playground: It's great that you don't want to always follow the pack, but if you don't want to go the “Couples friendly” route please feel free to let things go a little further off track.
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