Sorority Strip Party appears in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 on this single-sided, single-layered DVD; due to those dimensions, the image has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions. A cheaply-shot video production, Sorority never looked great, but given its origins, I thought it presented a reasonably solid image.
Sharpness remained pretty solid. Outside of a few examples of poor focus, the show stayed fairly concise and distinctive. Some wider shots seemed a bit soft, but the program featured few of those. With its logical emphasis on close-ups, the presentation appeared well delineated. A few examples of jagged edges and shimmering occurred, but nothing severe, and I saw no more than minor edge enhancement. Light instances of video artifacting popped up at times, but otherwise the picture was clean.
Not exactly a sterling example of stellar production values, it didn’t look like the program’s producers made many attempts at lighting beyond natural elements. This meant the piece often looked somewhat dark, though not badly so. This left the colors as natural but somewhat flat and lifeless. They weren’t too off, but they also didn’t stand out as particularly strong. Black levels were similarly acceptably but without distinction. Low-light shots seemed somewhat thick and dense, but they mostly came across as adequately visible. You won’t use this DVD to show off your system, but it looked surprisingly good considering its budget and goals, and it actually presented stronger visuals than many higher-budget Playboy offerings I’ve seen.
Don’t expect any fireworks from the stereo audio of Sorority Strip Party either. Actually, to refer to the track as “stereo” seemed misleading. Around the 37-minute mark, the music briefly opened up to use the side speakers. Otherwise, all elements of the track remained firmly anchored in the center speaker.
The program combined dialogue and effects recorded naturally during the shoot with music added later. Not surprisingly, the music sounded best, though it didn’t shine. The songs were low-key and without much range or life. They seemed clear and that was it. Effects and speech sounded distant and thin. Not much effort was put into their recording, so they presented the same quality you’d get from your own home videos. Granted, I doubt anyone cares if Sorority offers a great audio mix, but this track seemed cheap nonetheless.
A couple of minor supplements show up on the DVD. We get a Photo Gallery that presents 20 nude stills of the models from the program. We can watch these via the usual stillframe access or a running filmed gallery that lasts two minutes, 22 seconds.
The set also offers some trailers. This includes promos for Naughty in Nature, Sexy Housekeepers, Girls Only Club, Tour Bus Hotties and Freestylin’ Babes.
Not on a par with the best Playboy videos, Sorority Strip Party suffers from a number of weaknesses. Nonetheless, it works fairly well for what it is: an inane but usually pretty hot piece of softcore porn. The DVD presents flawed but surprisingly good visuals with flat audio and a small roster of extras. Not a lot about Sorority impressed me, but those who want to see some decent sexy fantasy might want to give it a look.