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Extras! Extras! See All About Them!

(The Best In Adult Blu-Rays Part 3)

Before the advent of digital video (laserdisc was, in fact, an analog format despite popular misconception), bonus materials for pornos were just about non-existent. Photos were relegated to what was printed on the packaging, and any “Behind The Scenes” documentaries (like interviews with a starlet such as Jesse Jane or a with director like Paul Thomas) were broadcast only on cable or satellite TV. Today’s Blu-rays DVDs offer bonus footage, photo galleries, “making of” featurettes, as well as interviews, clips from other movies, photoshoots, and the occasional music video and other studio promos and advertisements. For special titles and epic releases like the multi-Award winning Wasteland and Nurses 2, a lot of the extras are typically placed on a second disc. This way, the main feature doesn’t have to “share” disc space (and precious bits which can be put to better use for inproved picture and audio quality) with the supplemental materials.

Even more astounding is the high definition release of Fashionistas: Safado, which is made up of four Blu-rays and several standard definition DVDs and music CDs for a total of ten discs. Starring Jenna Haze and Belladonna, this movie is considered one of the very best films from a John Stagliano, a director who is known for creating one masterpiece after another. Surprisingly, this is one of a mere handful to Blu-rays released by Evil Angel, despite their vast and popular catalog. It’s only fitting that Fashionistas: Safado has received the royal treatment when it comes to Blu-ray, but there are many fans who are patiently awaiting for more high definition releases from the esteemed studio. In the meantime, noteworthy releases like Deep Anal Abyss 2 and Fresh Meat 25: Bust That Nut will sufficiently occupy your time.

Admittedly, not all Blu-rays haven’t really broken any new ground when it comes to this particular feature. In fact, some high profile releases have had to forego some of the bonus materials in order to make room for the high definition picture content. For instance, the aforementioned Desert Stormy sacrifices the voluminous extras found on the DVD release in order to get the three-hour movie on a single Blu-ray platter. Further, I was slightly disappointed to find that The Accidental Hooker left out a bonus scene or two on their Blu-ray version, though this did not affect my strong recommendation over this otherwise great title. However, the acclaimed Horizon gives fans everything they want by making this item a three disc combo (1 Blu-ray, along with two DVDs).

Thankfully, most materials are carried over from their DVD counterpart, sometimes with the corresponding footage upgraded to high definition. Elegant Angel’s terrific two-disc Blu-ray edition of Alexis Texas Is Buttwoman has all the same goodies found in their original DVD release, but with high definition upgrades on the documentaries, blooper reels and extended hardcore footage. What was already a perfect package for standard DVD has now been made better in Blu. Further, in Julia Ann HardcoreWicked Pictures has seen fit to alter the supplementary materials, by replacing the original bonus scene offered on the DVD with one taken from another flick. Thus, a fairly standard pairing between Julia Ann and Eric Masterson excerpted from Beautiful has been removed in favor of a far nastier and kinkier scene from Reflexxxions, in which our golden girl sucks off five guys to completion while trapped in a transparent box with glory holes. This kind of attention to detail makes the Blu-ray version of Hardcore an automatic choice for Julia Ann fans everywhere.

Total Titty Fucking Domination presents “top” talents Phoenix Marie and Kelly Divine in all their high definition glory in 3D as well as 2D on a single platter, allowing those who haven’t adopted the latest in TV technology to enjoy this title with or without those funky glasses. The recently released Brazzers Fan’s Choice Special Edition is the studio’s first entry into the Blu-ray market, and while no special frills are offered (a DVD version is included as a second disc), the retail price is remarkably fair for what is already a bestseller.

And of course, Digital Playground continues to treat Blu-ray and DVD fans with equal respect, by presenting recent epic releases like Code Of Honor in a lavishly produced box set housing the main feature in both formats, with a second DVD filled bonus features. It’s one of those titles which you look forward to unpacking just to stare at designs. Oh, and the movie itself is pretty darn good, too (see review)! Other DP features like La Boutique starring sexy Kayden Kross and the even sexier Selena RoseBlind Date (with Anissa Kate and Allie James) and Pretty Panties (featuring my favorite plaything, Riley Steele) continue the inspired tradition of pairing up the Blu-rays with their DVD counterparts.

With more and more studios exploring the high definition market, consumers can rest assured that all the bells and whistles available on a DVD release will make their way on Blu-ray. When it comes to watching your favorite new release, high def is the only way to go

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