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Archive for December, 2009
FELLOW CONTENT OWNERS IN THE ADULT BIZ. THERE IS A MAJOR EPIDEMIC RAGING AMONG US, IT IS CALLED PIRACY AND IT IS CHANGING THE FACE OF THE ADULT VIDEO INDUSTRY FOREVER.
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Our next main project has been in the works for only about 6 months, and it should be ready for release soon after the new year. Is it a standard definition, digitally re-mastered version (from the original negative) of the Amero’s Brothers classic, Blonde Ambition, and the transfer is fucking amazing!! THERE WILL BE 2 discs…….The package will contain the re-mastered, hard core 35 mm feature and as a real special treat, we are also re-mastering the original soft core version as well. What makes this release so special is that we recently sat down and spent an entire evening with John Amero. John and Lem Amero shot the film along with many other sexploitation features, that came way before “Blonde Ambition”, like Dynamite and Bachanale. Unfortunately, Lem died of Aids, years ago, but his legacy live on.
We had our historian, Benson Hurst, conduct the interview and John Amero, did audio Commentary for the entire film. He also, let us molest his personal collection of photos from the set, newspaper clippings about the movie and famous head shots, all of which will be included as extras on the DVD. Really kool stuff! And what makes this so super special, is that our historian has written another intense liner note book, to accompany the DVD. I read it last night, and I can tell you that is like nothing I have ever read, as far as the accounts of the filming, historical context, etc. It is very similar to the 24 page Annie Sprinkle book that came in her DVD. As a matter of fact, Suzy Mandel( one of the film’s stars) is proofreading the notes, as we speak. It can’t get much better than that. Oh and I forgot to mention that we will also have an interview with Jamie” the Hebrew Hammer” Gillis, as well as a re-mastered version of the theatrical trailer, on the dvd as well, with an O-card to boot. The box art on this one is going to be out of this world!!!
I know that many of my competitors and cohorts in the classic niche and throughout the adult industry have seen some rather radical changes in the way we all do business, especially the crooks. I try my best to follow some of the adult forums and many of us are going through the same things. Yes, I am talking about Tube Sites and Torrent sites. These 2 things have changed the hard goods business forever. While, I must say that I am a bit surprised that some of the companies are just finding out about this stuff now, it has been going on for years, but it has gotten to be like an epidemic, especially over the past year.
I have also become very curious and worried about the Tube Sites and Torrent sites, and I have partnered with an industry whiz, especially when it comes to this stuff. The Tube Sites( TUBE8, PORN TUBE, etc) are certainly a problem, but we do not really find our movies on them. The main culprit, are the Torrent Sites and File Sharing Sites, these are where your fellow users, upload films and they share them online, with anyone and everyone, who has the ability to download. This is where it hurts. We literally send out hundreds of DMCA notices on a weekly basis, and with the exception of a few sites, many comply immediately. But, you must stay on it, because they are back up the next day, from another user. For those of you who are not very familiar with Tube Sites and Torrent Sites and File Sharing Sites, and are not sure what to do about them, feel free to contact my good friend Nate, from Operation Takedown Piracy:
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To many of you who have written to us, via the blog, pertaining to some of our upcoming releases, especially SOS. I must apologize for the time it has been taking to get this released. The transfers are done and the film looks excellent, we are very proud of the job we did on that one, plus it came from the original 35 mm negative, which is pristine. The project has taken much longer than we originally expected. We are now conducting interviews and looking to fill in some of the blanks, from a historical point of view, in order to make the release that much better. We are hoping that each release will be better than the previous one. I do not have an exact date, but I can tell you that it is in the pipe, what more can I say. We have many projects that we are working on at any given time and some, just take longer than expected. I refuse to just throw it on a DVD, without the care it deserves. That is our new approach and I am sticking to it. Again, sorry for the delay
We are very proud to announce that AVN has nominated both of our PLATINUM ELITE RELEASES for best classic DVD at the 2010 AVN awards show in Las Vegas. Both Maraschino Cherry and Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle have been nominated. We always have DVD’s nominated in the best classic DVD category, but we really never took it that seriously, as many people say that the awards are based on how much money that the studios spend with AVN, etc. We are a very small company, and we used to spend thousands of dollars per month on AVN advertising, not too mention that our company was one of the first adult companies to advertise in AVN, many, many years ago. Unfortunately, that has all changed. The fact that people say that the awards are kind of ” fixed” does not bother us, we are simply delighted to have the recognition, as that is all we look forward to. Plus, with all due respect to the other classic studios in the adult biz, not one of them can boast that they are doing all of there transfers, from original 35 mm negatives and certainly no one can argue the amazing treatment that has been given to these 2 nominated golden age gems. We are the only ones, that are doing it like this, not as an exception to the rule, but as our new standard, we have over 184 original film negatives to still transfer. This gives us an edge from the starting line. Our company spends literally thousands of dollars every month with our film transfer house and we are getting amazing results. What till you see what is coming in 2010!!!
Thank you very much to AVN for the nominations.