NOTE: This is an amateur video. Amateur and homemade movies donít have the budget nor the resources of studio porn, and therefore rarely get close to the same quality technically. Iím rating this DVD on the same scale, but most homemade or amateur features would rarely make it above a 3 on the standard scale I use for studio porn for their technical aspects. The performers also arenít normally the Ďglamour starsí one expects from studio porn, and instead use people who look like somebody you might encounter in your day to day life. Finally, the camera work has a different feel, as itís often shot from a tripod or with somebody who doesnít have the technical training or experience of professional cameramen. That said, amateur and homemade features have a great charm to them, simple because the people in them are doing what theyíre doing to have fun and because they enjoy it. All the things that separate them from studio porn contribute to that charm, I hope people will keep that in mind when checking out this review and not just look at the ratings as the ultimate word on this release. Since the technical aspects are normally lacking and there normally isnít much for extras in amateur features, Iíve weighted my overall rating more heavily towards the sex than I do in most studio porn.
The Little Details
Running Time: 74 min.
Release Date: 12 / 20 / 2003
Director: None credited
Cast: Sarah and Jay
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: I donít think Iíve ever been disappointed by a Shot at Home release. Iím going into this one with high expectations.
Initial Reaction: Itís pretty good, but not quite as good as some of the others Iíve watched from SAH.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting homemade porn with a bit of an oral emphasis
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting porn with high quality camera work and technical aspects or a lot of fucking
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are pretty good. The audio is clear and decently balanced, but there are a few places where it gets off a little (mostly when thereís toy usage). The video is okay for amateur movies. It has some noticeable grain, and almost has a film-like appearance because of it. Thereís not many soft focus blurs and very little camera shake for how much handheld work is in the movie.
Watermark Warning: Thereís a small and tasteful watermark. It moves a little during the movie from the lower right to the upper right corners, but doesnít move around other than that. I know that some people hate them, but I barely noticed this one. Heck, I canít even tell you when it went from one corner of the screen to another!
Menus: The menus are fairly basic, and keeps with the usual Shot at Home style. The main menu has a still, and the chapter menu lets you choose a scene based on a sequence of stills.
The FeatureSarah is a cute British blonde. She has long legs, long blonde hair with a black streak, a pretty face, and nice little natural tits and a nice ass. She also has a pierced tongue and navel, and a very healthy appetite for sex. Her partner Jay is a husky blonde guy with a couple large bicep tattoos and spikey hair. Here, they decide to invite the camera along as they have some fun.
|Scene 1 - Sarah|
Sarah starts things out smoking a cigarette while sitting back on a couch wearing a little black lingerie. She shows herself off and shakes her ass a bit before slowly stripping down. She sits back on the couch with her favorite toy, a vibrating egg with a ring and some ticklers. After holding the egg on her clit she confesses to liking a little anal and gets out her pink plug. She rolls from all fours onto her back, and adds her egg to the mix to help her cum.
This is a great opening scene. Sarah comes off as a horny little tart that loves sex. She throws in plenty of nice vocals and some nice energy as she works herself over, and never seems the least bit uncomfortable. This is a very good solo scene.
|Scene 2 - Sarah and Jay|
Jay joins Sarah, now in a pale green and pink top and bottom, on the bed for the second scene. She invites the camera up to have a closer look as she starts mouthing his manhood. She gives him some nice sucking and stroking before trading places so he can tongue her pussy and pucker. Sarah has him back off so she can have a little toy time and then rewards Jayís patience with another blowjob. She climbs up to ride him cowgirl style before getting on all fours so Jay can fuck her doggie style. She brings her toy back for a bit before letting Jay fuck her ass from behind. They go back to a little vaginal cowgirl, and although Sarah encourages Jay to come inside her, he instead pulls out and pops on her asshole.
This is a pretty hot scene. Thereís great chemistry and a fun feeling between Jay and Sarah, but the toy sequences actually hurt the scene. Normally I like toys being used in couples scenes, but here they interfere. They donít seem to be there for playfulness, and instead seem to be there because Sarah prefers them at times. The toy also hurts things because itís about as subtle as a freight train. There is some nice energy and chemistry, but the camera normally seems to prefer going for the close-ups. This is a pretty hot scene that would have been even better with a better tripod or Sarah and Jay inviting a friend over to hold the camera.
|Scene 3 - Sarah and Jay|
Sarah needs a little more after they fuck, so she hops onto Jayís face for a tongue ride. She moves around to lie back, and they both admire how big he makes her clit while eating her. He works Sarah over to the point that sheís afraid she wonít be able to hold the camera, and after a bit decides maybe she should give him a little something back in return. She works him over being playful yet determined, playing with her pussy when he asks him to and joking around a little. She finally puts some extra energy in to suck and stroke him until he explodes in her mouth. Afterwards she lets it all flow out of her mouth and onto Jayís stomach where she laps at it with her tongue.
This is a very nice oral sequence. I really like how they keep it at just oral here, as well as how both Jay and Sarah get an oral go rather than just having Sarah suck his cock and then forgetting about her. They have great chemistry once again and seem to know just what each other needs. This is a hot scene.
|Scene 4 - Sarah and Jay|
Sarah starts out the final scene in some hot black lingerie with a little white lace. Of course sheís still cock hungry, so she comes over to pull Jayís pants down and give him a little oral loving. She gives him plenty of great eyes and some nice dirty talk as she sucks him, and mixes in plenty of stroking as she goes as well. Once again she picks up the tempo as Jay gets close, and collects his spunk in her mouth when he pops. She tries playing with it a little at the end, and instead ends up spitting it all over his stomach.
This is a pretty good oral scene that didnít do a lot for me. Iím not much of a fan of oral scenes, which left this one a bit shy for me. It also suffered a little because of being one oral scene right after another. Sarah looks like sheís having a lot of fun, but I canít help but feel a little disappointed that she didnít swallow. This is an okay end for the movie.
Sarah and Jay Vol. 1 is a nice little homemade movies. Sarahís a cute little British blonde, and itíd be awfully hard to think that she didnít enjoy sex. She and Jay have very nice chemistry throughout the movie, and Sarah throws in plenty of hot looks and a little banter between them. The camera work lacks a little because Jay normally focuses on the penetration close-ups, and also didnít work overly well for me because half of the scenes were oral scenes. Sarah and Jay Vol. 1 had a few aspects that held it back for me, but is sill something I think many couples and fans of homemade porn will really enjoy.
The Extra StuffThereís over a half hour of trailers.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, amateur, masturbation, toys, anal, and oral
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Shot at Homeís DVDs can be found online for around $20. If youíre a fan of oral action and homemade porn, this oneís probably worth the money since Sarahís cute and appears to love sucking cock. The technical aspects are pretty good for homemade porn and thereís a little effort put into the extras. This is a pretty good amateur DVD.
Note to Shot at Home: Thanks for putting out porn that most of us can relate to!
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