The Little Details
Running Time: 113 min.
Production Date: 02 / 16 / 2003
Director: Nic Andrews
Cast: Devon, Jesse Jane, Jessica Drake, Brittany Skye, Barrett Blade, Cheyne Collins, and Herschel Savage in sexual roles and Mike Horner and Robby D. in non-sex roles
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Nic Andrews has impressed me with most of his movies. As usual, Iím looking forward to this one.
Initial Reaction: Itís not quite stroke material, but it is a very well done adult movie.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting more plot and acting than sex
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting whacking material
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: As usual, the technical aspects are excellent. The audio is clear and very nicely balanced. Everything here sounds as good as what youíd expect from a mainstream movie. The video is very clear and nicely lit. Thereís a small amount of grain, but Iím positive thatís there because Nic likes to give his movies a more artistic and film-like appearance. He also mixes in a few black and white sequences. My only complaint with the video is that itís presented in non-anamorphic widescreen. Iím thrilled to see movies like this presented in the widescreen format, but anamorphic is the right way to do it. Hopefully in the future Digital Playground will take their support of the widescreen format all the way.
Music: Derik Andrews provides the score, and as usual does a fantastic job. It varies nicely throughout the movie to fit the mood, and really enhances the entire movie. My only complaint with the music is that during the sex scenes it normally drowns out the performers.
Menus: The main menu has some nice animation and gives a pretty good first impression. The chapter menu is very generic, and lets you choose a chapter based on a chapter number and a small clip from each chapter.
The FeatureDevonís having a rough time of it. Sheís working her ass off at work without getting any credit, and barely gets to spend time with her husband, Cheyne. Heís come close to reaching his breaking point, and signs her up at a mysterious clinic to help her deal with things. Soon after, everything comes crashing in on her when Cheyneís kidnaped.
|Scene 1 - Brittany Skye and Herschel Savage|
Brittany starts things out getting it on with boss Herschel in an attempt to get to the top rather than just on top. Herschel goes right to work tonguing and fingering Brittanyís twat before letting her drop down and mouth his manhood. He moves on to fuck her on the counter both from behind and as she lies on her back. Finally, Herschel delivers a nice creamy load across Brittanyís bald beaver.
This is a good scene to start things off with. Brittany and Herschel have nice energy and pretty good chemistry. It feels a little soft for what I normally expect from Brittany, but is pretty normal for what I expect from Nic Andrewsí movies. It doesnít feel like itís completely held back, but it does feel a little off at times. Some of this feeling might have been due to the music being very loud in the balance for much of the scene where you canít really hear the performers well.
|Scene 2 - Devon|
Devon touches herself during one of her tests. Sheís given several porn snippets to watch, and canít resist getting a little more comfortable and rubbing her nub. Itís a very short sequence, but works nicely in keeping a sexual feel to the movie.
|Scene 3 - Jessica Drake and Jesse Jane|
Jessica and Jesse get it on in the office when they think theyíre alone for the night. The girls work each other over orally before Jessica pulls out a glass dildo to fuck Jesse with. Finally they finish things up licking the dildo clean.
This is a very nice scene. Thereís great chemistry and passion between the girls, and they both put in some nice energy. This is a well done girl - girl scene and has a very nice mix of camera shots.
|Scene 4 - Jessica Drake and Cheyne Collins|
Jessica makes Devon watch as she gets it on with Cheyne. She pulls Cheyneís cock out and sucks it before climbing up to ride him reverse cowgirl style. Devon also has Cheyne fuck her from behind. They finally go at it missionary style before Cheyne pops on Jessicaís stomach.
This is a hot scene. Jessica and Cheyne have very nice chemistry, and both put in plenty of energy. Itís nicely paced and flows nicely. This is a very well done scene.
|Scene 5 - Devon and Barrett Blade|
Devon takes on Barrett when theyíre left alone together. Barrett tongues her twat and then fucks her as she lays back on the table. He also fucks her from behind before Devon sucks him to a facial.
This is one of the hottest scenes Iíve ever seen in a Nic Andrews movie. Devon and Barrett have a very primal feel to the scene, and even get a little rough. Thereís spitting and spanking, both of which fit the scene perfectly, and an animalistic energy which makes this an amazing scene.
|Scene 6 - Devon and Jessica Drake|
Devon and Jessica get together in a storeroom to finish things up. They kiss passionately before Jessica gets down to sample Devonís snatch as Devon lays on a table in front of her. Devon returns the favor as Jessica straddles her face before getting on all fours for Jessica to give her four fingers. Finally, they finish things up with a passionate kiss.
This is a very nice scene to finish things with. The girls have great chemistry, and put nice energy into it as well. A usual with Nic, itís a short scene, but here it feels right rather than rushed. This is a great scene to finish the movie with.
Nic Andrews hits another one out of the park with No Limits. As one would expect, the plot and acting are done extremely well, and he even throws in a couple very nice twists as it goes along. Devon and Jessica Drake both do an excellent job acting here, and show that some porn stars can do a great job even with their clothes on. The plot is all handled better than many made for TV or cable movies Iíve seen, and the sex fits in very well. Amazingly for an adult film, the sex is actually the weakest part of the movie. Itís good, but itís very short and can often feel like itís a bit rushed or softened up. Once again Devon does a very good job in all of her scenes, and shows why she deserves to be a contract girl. No Limits is an excellent adult film that shows that porn doesnít just have to be mindless fucking.
The Extra StuffDigital Playground has put plenty of effort into their extras this time around. The photo gallery contains over forty great looking snapshots and full screen photos which are both from the feature and behind the scenes. Bios are included for Devon, Jesse Jane, and Nic Andrews, each of which includes a bit of personal information and a photo. Traileres are included for eight of Digital Playgroundís features as well as their virtual sex line. Thereís also several featurettes, deleted scenes, and an audio commentary.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts about thirteen minutes, and as usual itís very well done. You get to see plenty of the scenes being shot, Nic working with the cast, and the cast behind the scenes. Thereís a lot of fun stuff, and the only thing I could see that had me really shaking my head was Barrett being a dumbass and not giving the stunt guns the respect they deserve. You even get to see amazing things like Devon doing some of her own stunts and Jessica Drake without makeup (and looking every bit as good as she does with makeup). This is a great behind the scenes featurette.
A visual effects breakdown running about three minutes is also included. You get to see how a few of the segments evolved with computer imagery after a fairly long intro. You also get to see some of the blue screen sequences develop. Itís a decent little featurette and has some nice music to go along with it, but I think it would have been better with a little narration.
You can watch the ďTest FilmĒ Devon viewed in the screening room as it was originally shot. It lasts about a minute and a half, and lets you have a decent look at what Devon was watching.
The deleted portion of Jesse Jane and Jessica Drakeís sex scene is also included. It runs about two and a half minutes and also includes an intro to let you know why it was cut from the movie. You get to see Jesse fucking Jessica with a glass dildo in the office and then kissing. Itís a nice segment, and one I wish would have been left in the movie.
Thereís also three and a half minutes of the cast playing a practical joke on Nic Andrews by making Nic think that she went home sick. Itís highly amusing and captures a little of most everybody involved. This is definitely an extra to check out.
Nic Andrews leads the audio commentary, and as usual is joined by several of the cast members. This time around heís joined by Devon and Mike Horner. They talk about pretty much everything you might think of. They talk about the performers, how they shot the scenes, and the scenes themselves. They even get technical and talk about some of what happened around the set. Itís a very good commentary and well worth listening to.
Finally, thereís a complete music mixdown. Here you get to hear the original music from the movie as well as a few mixed versions. You can make selections by scene and then have them play. Itís a great extra, and my only complaint about it is that itís only available here. When the music is good enough to deserve something like this, Iíd much rather have it available as a separate CD.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, masturbation, lesbian, toys, and spanking
Raincoat Factor: Medium low
Condom Usage: Only between Jessica Drake and Cheyne Collins
The Bottom Line:Currently, many Digital Playground DVDs can be found online for between about $12 and $28 with many stores offering them for around $20. This oneís well worth the money. The movie is very well done, the technical aspects are excellent, and thereís plenty of effort put into the extras. This is an excellent package.
Note to Digital Playground: Youíve done a great job on this DVD. Itís great to see you giving directors as good as Nic Andrews this much support.
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