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Way of the Dragon

Studio: Digital Playground
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astroknight's ratings for Way of the Dragon:
Overall Rating 3.5 stars
Way of the Dragon overall rating 3.5 stars
Female Looks Way of the Dragon Female looks rating 4.5 stars
Male Looks Way of the Dragon Male looks rating 4 stars
Sex Way of the Dragon Sex rating 3.5 stars
 
Plot/Acting Way of the Dragon Plot/Acting rating 0 stars
Extras Way of the Dragon DVD Extras rating 3.5 stars
Audio/Video Quality Way of the Dragon A/V Quality rating 4.5 stars
Worth$15.00
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Reviewed by astroknight  on  11/18/2006

The Little Details

Running Time: 96 min.

Production Date: 8 / 1 / 2005

Director: Celeste

Cast: Janine, Sophia Santi, Bobbie Blair, Celeste Star, Charmane Star, Jamie Huxley, Jamie Lynn, Marie Luv, Marlena, Penny Flame, Sara Stone, Tall Goddess, Ben English, Jerry, and Scott Nails

The Short Story

Initial Expectations: Celeste has been really impressing me lately. With the cast she’s put together here I can’t help but look forward to this one!

Initial Reaction: It's a little hit or miss sexually, but I love the style throughout the movie.

Who Should Watch It : Fans of artistic porn and Oriental styles

Who Should Avoid It: Anybody who absolutely positively has to hear the performers or who doesn't like a lot of porn without guys in it

The Technical Stuff

Audio /Video Quality: As usual with Digital Playground, the technical aspects are extremely impressive. There's no audio from the performers, which is standard for Celeste, and helps to give the movie some of its stylistic feel. The video is very nicely presented in the anamorphic format. It's nicely lit and as usual, has barely any grain.

Music: With the music being the only audio in the movie, it becomes quite important. Celeste seems to realize this, as the music is all very well done. It nicely moves between a dance feel that fits the editing style and an Oriental feel that fits the look of the movie, and often blends the two very well. The music helped take Way of the Dragon to a level it wouldn't have reached without it.

Menus: The main menu nicely combines a few shots of the movie, the boxcover, and a little animation for a very nice first impression. The chapter menu is very generic, and lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a chapter number.

The Feature

Celeste has returned with another artistic vision with Way of the Dragon. As usual with her movies there's no plot, but instead there's a style and theme. This time the theme is the Orient, and the costumes and sets all revolve around it as she delivers the vision with the best visuals Robby D. can provide.

Scene 1 - Janine and Sophia Santi

Smoking hot brunette Sophia starts things out with a few ropes tied around her as well as something wrapped around her stomach hanging in a glass bubble chair meditating as Janine, in a similar wrap, spins her around slowly and runs a hand around her tits. She comes out of the chair and bends over for Janine to lick her from behind before standing up and letting Janine continue to explore her body. Sophia lies back with her back arched for Janine to lick and play with her pussy a little, as well as giving her chocolate starfish a few licks and rubs. She even grinds against Sophia before lying back to let Sophia kiss and caress her legs as she works her way down to lick her pussy. The girls share a passionate kiss before the action moves on.

This is an okay scene. It's very easy on the eyes and has a fun and sexy feel. That said, it also seems overly short and falls short on substance. There's just no depth to it, and neither of the beautiful babes here look like they were satisfied. I love the style of the scene, but sexually it just doesn't make it.

Scene 2 - Charmane Star, Jamie Huxley, and Scott Nails

Scott starts out the next scene holding Jamie and Charmane by the back of the head and having them kiss before getting in on it a little himself. Charmane drops down to tongue Jamie's twat between the blue ropes tied around her as Scott kisses her on the mouth. When she starts sucking Scott's cock he pushes Jamie down to help Charmane, and Jamie adds in a little oral attention for Charmane as well. She licks Charmane's pussy as Scott fucks her from behind and then gets underneath Charmane to keep licking her pussy and sucking Scott's cock as he fucks Charmane from behind. Charmane lies back and Jamie climbs on top so he can choose between fucking them missionary or doggie style as they kiss before Scott gives Charmane a very nice and creamy facial as Jamie watches, sucks out the last little bit, and gives Charmane's face a lick.

This is a pretty hot scene. Once again the style is done extremely well, and the scene works for me despite having a lot of editing cuts as well as close-ups where you don't get to see both the penetration and the girl's reaction. The scene lasts much longer than the previous one, which makes it seem much more satisfying sexually, and of course with a pop shot one can tell that at least one person seemed to be satisfied. I really enjoyed this scene.

Scene 3 - Marlena and Sophia Santi

Sophia and Marlena start out the next scene in the traditional Oriental villager “cymbal-like” hat with Sophia checking out Marlena's ass as it's nicely framed by a pair of red stockings with the cheeks hanging out. Marlena explores her back before sliding a couple fingers into Sophia's snatch as she sits back on a chair, and then lets Sophia suck her dildo as she stands in front of her. Sophia bends over for Marlena to fuck her with the fake cock before taking it away and fucking Marelena's face with it a bit. She also gives her a kiss before the scene fades out.

This is a pretty good scene. Once again the style is spot on, and worked for me extremely well the entire scene. The sexuality of the scene is also pretty good, and although it focuses on Sophia almost completely it worked pretty well for me. I would have liked to see Sophia give back to Marlena a little, but even without that this scene makes its way past the average mark.

Scene 4 - Celeste Star

Celeste, a hot brunette, starts her scene out in a little black lingerie and tall red boots with a pair of sais. She runs them around her body while playing to the camera, and flashes a few nice smiles at the camera while keeping a naughty look in her eye. She bends over to show off her pussy and ass before sitting back to rub and finger her pussy. Celeste keeps it up as she rolls over, and makes sure to suck her fingers clean a few times. Finally she looks like she might satisfy herself as she touches herself on her knees.

This is a nice solo scene. As usual, the style is great and there's some nice sexuality here as well. Celeste plays to the camera quite well, but with the solo feel of the scene it makes the scene feel like she's performing for you rather than just looking for direction and support. I kind of wish the sais would have come into the scene a bit more, but even as it is it works quite well.

Scene 5 - Sara Stone and Ben English

The next scene starts panning across a female body on the floor with a white sheet wrapped around her that's then tied with blue rope before panning up to where Sara's lying on the bed with Ben. She also has a blue rope tied around her, as well as a bit of a white sheet covering her eyes, and lets Ben move her around to run his hands all around her. She sucks his fingers clean after he tests her pussy, and then sucks his cock as he puts it in front of her. Sara rides Ben in both cowgirls and then lies back to stroke him onto her great natural tits.

This is a pretty good scene. It has a darker feel with the body on the floor and Sara's outfit, but that helps the movie to have a little more depth. Sara and Ben seem to get into each other nicely, but Ben seems pretty well restrained. With how good of an intense scene Ben can turn out, I think this would have been a little better if he was able to cut loose, and I think the darker feel of the scene would have really supported it. This is a pretty good scene that could have been even better.

Scene 6 - Bobbi Blair and Sophia Saint

Brunette handmaiden Bobbi starts out the next scene fanning Sophia as she sits back in a chair and running her hand around her chest. Sophia drops a hand down to rub her nub before letting Bobbi help her out a little. They share a passionate lizard kiss as Bobbi helps rub her pussy before Bobbi breaks out a fake cock for Sophia to suck. Sophia bounces on Bobbi's cock reverse cowgirl style before fucking her in return as she lies upside down in a chair. Finally the camera fades out with Bobbi looking like she might be getting close to an orgasm.

This is a pretty good scene. Sophia and Bobbi have nice chemistry, and I really like how there's a little back and forth action between them. Bobbi had a look here that didn't do much for me, but as usual, Sophia looked great. Then again, I think Sophia's hot enough that you could put her in a burlap sack and she's still look hot. The only real problem here is that the scene feels cut off and like it has more to go. This is none too rare for a lesbian scene, but it still holds things back a bit.

Scene 7 - Marie Luv and Jerry

Marie starts out her scene with an Oriental umbrella and a little blue outfit as Jerry sits back on a bed to admire her and grope her great ass and natural tits. He moves in to lick her pussy and suck her tits as she stands in front of him as well as mixing in some passionate kissing before Marie drops down to suck his cock into her throat. Marie goes straight to the A reverse cowgirl style on Jerry's joystick while looking like she's screaming her head off before letting him spear her shitpussy doggie style. Finally, Marie gets down and lets Jerry shoot a very nice load into and around her mouth while looking up at him with her great eyes.

This is a hot scene. As usual, Marie looks fantastic, and puts out the anal like a champ. Even though you can't hear her here due to the style of the music, she looks to really be getting into how Jerry fucks her ass, and the opening kissing and groping works well to build some chemistry between them. This is a hot scene, and one of the best in the movie.

Scene 8 - Jamie Lynn

Jamie starts her scene swinging a sword around in a red and white kimono. As she swings her sword her tits slide out to give a little tease, and soon after she's lying back to let her hands rub around her great natural chest. Jamie lets her robe fall to the ground so she can lick her tits easier, and pulls a pair of chopsticks from her hair to play with around her body before sitting back to diddle herself lightly. Finally, the scene fades out.

This scene leaves me with mixed feelings. Jamie has a great body and the tease is worked nicely around it. I love the chopsticks and some of the sword play. At the same time, the visual effects on the scene didn't do anything for me, and often left me a bit bored with the scene. Once again, the scene ends feeling like there's more to go, which is another big check mark against this scene. Jamie shows some nice potential here, but there was as much more about this scene holding it back than there was working for me. This scene doesn't even make the average mark for me.

Scene 9 - Penny Flame and Scott Nails

Sophia returns to start off the next scene with her arms on her hips and some intricate rope work around her waist and legs as Penny checks it out with a dirty smile. Penny moves to the bed with Scott, who opens up her robe so they can suck her tits while also giving her some passionate kissing and a little choking that's eagerly received from the smile on Penny's face and eyes. She gets on all fours so he can worship her ass with kisses and spankings before Scott pulls a chopstick out of her hair to help spread her pussy so he can lick it. Penny sucks his cock in reciprocation while giving him some great eyes and lets him fuck her face before sliding her cunt over his cock reverse cowgirl style. They also get in a little spooning with Scott choking Penny before she gives him a little more head and lets him take her from behind. Finally, Penny gets down to take a nice pop from Scott on her tongue and tits.

This is a pretty good scene. There's some very nice chemistry between Scott and Penny, and Penny throws some great looks at Scott that let you know how into it she's getting. At the same time, the music here didn't work for me at all, and really held the scene back for me. It's overly repetitive and a bit annoying, and made the scene seem like it went on forever. This scene hovers around the average level.

Scene 10 - Sophia Santi and Tall Goddess

Smoking hot blonde Tall Goddess starts out the final scene in a turquoise bra and panties having Sophia gagged and ties to a post with her hands pinned behind and her legs spread using a couple pieces of bamboo. She nicely dominates Sophia slapping her tits with a dark look in her eye as well as grabbing her and nastily licking her. Tall Goddess even breaks out some chopsticks to teases Sophia's tits and tongue, and after removing the gag holds it out with the sticks so she can lizard kiss it. She runs her hands around both of them and gives her clit some good hard slaps before letting Sophia loose, running her hands around her softly, and kissing her gently as Sophia looks like she's recovering.

This is easily my favorite scene in the movie. Sophia and Tal Goddess were easily the girls I was looking forward to most, and they turned out one heck of a hot scene. I love the darker bondage feel to the scene and how much Tall Goddess seems to get into it. Her care that comes out after Sophia's let loose really takes the scene to the next level, and leaves the movie to close on a very high note.

I really enjoyed most of Way of the Dragon, but at the same time I realize that it isn't for everybody. I loved the Oriental styles, the music, and the lighter kind of pin-up feel to many of the scenes. Yes, it often has an artistic look to it, but that nicely helped Way of the Dragon to stand apart from so much of the other porn that's out there. I love the styles and the variety of action that's included, with Sophia doing a great job throughout the entire movie. Her final scene with Tall Goddess was easily my favorite, and does a nice job of combining some darker porn with a touch of tenderness that works surprisingly well. Jamie Lynn's scene, on the other hand, didn't do much of anything for me despite her very nice looks. If you want harder sex, barely any teasing or lesbian action, or to hear the performers, this isn't going to be your movie, but if you like Oriental styles, an artistic eye, and a variety of sex, Way of the Dragon might be just your thing. Even with the things that didn't work for me, I couldn't help but enjoy this one.

The Extra Stuff

Trailers are included for Forbidden Tales, Island Fever 3, Loaded, Pirates, Rush, Story of J, Way of the Dragon, and the Jack's Playground, Jack's Teen America, and Virtual Sex With... series. The slide show lasts about two and a half minutes with about five seconds per very nice looking snapshot or full screen photo and can also be watched at your own pace as a standard photo gallery. There's also a behind the scenes featurette and contact information.

The behind the scenes featurette lasts about four and a half minutes. Sophia starts things out chatting about being a set prop before Robby moves around to chat with the girls about different sexual things as well as getting a few little shows. As usual with DP, there's plenty of fun additions throughout the featurette, such as wise sayings from Cuntfucious. It's a fun little behind the scenes featurette, but once again brings in the question of what the heck Celeste actually had to do with the movie as she's nowhere to be seen once again.

The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff

Themes: Straight, tease, lesbian, rimming (female > female), toys, group, toys, masturbation, interracial, anal, and B&D (light)

Raincoat Factor: High

Condom Usage: None

The Bottom Line:

Currently, many of Digital Playground’s bigger releases can be found online for between about $18 and $28 with a few stores offering them for under $20. If you like artistic porn and Oriental styles, this one should be worth checking out. The sex varies, but the style is strong and very well done. The technical aspects are very nicely done as well, and there's a bit of effort put into the extras. This is a nicely done DVD.

Note to Digital Playground: It was nice to see you adding the behind the scenes featurette here. I wish a few more of your current releases would include them.

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