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“THE PASSIONS OF CAROL” A REAL XXX CHRISTMAS PARODY…………..
Video-X-Pix presents their latest Platinum Elite remastered DVD release; a restored, edition of acclaimed cult filmmaker Shaun Costello’s THE PASSIONS OF CAROL, an X rated parody of A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
This classic adult comedy, which was first released theatrically in 1975, has long been sought after by fans of both its director and the sexploitation film genre, and is finally available in an ultimate collector’s edition.
THE PASSIONS OF CAROL mixes humor, sex, and lavish costume and set design in its ribald retelling of Charles Dickens holiday classic. Mean-spirited Carol Scrooge runs Biva Magazine, a cheap sex mag, and refuses to allow her employees to take Christmas off from work. However, on Christmas Eve, Miss Scrooge is visited by three wise spirits who, through sultry visions, show her the evil of her ways and teach her the importance of Holiday kindness and giving.
This DVD release features an all new High-Definition transfer from the only known film elements, as well as the first ever audio commentary track by director Shaun Costello, plus a fully illustrated 20 page liner notes booklet written by Costello. Costello himself is overjoyed with the project and stated, “This thoroughly delightful re-release of THE PASSIONS OF CAROL, one of my favorites, is a result of Joe Rubin’s resourcefulness, in bringing out the best picture quality possible from the High Definition transfer, and fixing those frustrating audio problems. And, the determination on behalf of VXP/Distribpix to make a high quality version of this film available to the public for the first time in 35 years. Thanks guys, for a job well done”.
With a cast that includes legendary performers Jamie Gillis, Kim Pope, Marc “10 1/2″ Stevens, Mary Stuart, Sonny Landham, and Alan Marlow and direction from one of the most innovative directors in the history of X rated cinema, Shaun Costello, whose other works include FORCED ENTRY, WATERPOWER, MIDNIGHT DESIRES, and DRACULA EXOTICA, PASSIONS is a perfect cinematic gift for any time of year.
With more than 35 years in the adult entertainment industry, Video-X-Pix brings it’s Golden Age-era library to the 21st century on DVD. Video-X-Pix’s roster includes memorable titles with memorable stars and AVN Hall of Famers. Since its inception in 1965 Distribpix /VXP has set the standard for quality product and is extremely excited about it’s venture into 2011.
For more information contact Steven Morowitz at 732-446-3700
November 15, 2010
I am proud to announce that as part of “The Passions of Carol” Platinum Elite Collection, we will be including a full- feature length, audio commentary with the film’s creator and director, the legendary Shaun Costello. This was the first time that Shaun has ever recorded a commentary over one of his films and it is an honor to be able to bring you this great footage. We shot/recorded over this past weekend in NYC and also got to spend some time with Shaun and walk around the city and talk about how much the city has changed…we walked past the old capri cinema…we walked around 42nd st, even checked out SHOW WORLD, man has it changed. He told us some of the greatest stories as well, really a great time and the commentary is brilliant….. just very informative and Shaun talks about the filming, the cast, the producers, the music, and also some great stories. The commentary was produced by Distribpix and conducted by Chicago -based, film historian, Joe Rubin. Being a huge fan of Costello’s work, combined with his ultimate love for “The Passions of Carol” made Joe a shoe -in to moderate the commentary and he did a wonderful job.
Release date is ASAP, we are trying for a Christmas release date!
I am going to post a few pics:
The first one was taken in front of what is left of the legendary Show World, it is pretty sad and I even took a photo inside just for shits and gigs and the Clerks made me erase the photo….Dam, I was just having fun, if they only knew how much money I had spent there in my teens!!LOL. Besides, there is nothing in there but crap, really sad. I remember when at any given time there were a dozen girls doing live shows, but that was 20 years ago…dam i am getting old!! Now it is filled with old magazines and the worst bottom of the barrel porn available.
The second photo was shot in front of an abandoned lot, which used to be the Capri Cinema. It was great to walk around the “new” Times Square, with a legend like Shaun, it was also tough to see the “new” 42nd street. It is still NYC, but not the way it used to be, especially for guys like Shaun, who used to live, work and play in the DEUCE!!
The Passions of Carol
The transfer of this film has been quite challenging, from damaged sprockets on the 16mm OCN’s to having a scratched optic track on the answer print. It was a task, but the final product is much better than the current version that was sourced from a terrible video master. There are some defects that remain, but that is part of the archiving process. The new 2k scan reveals tons of detail and a new found richness, that was totally lacking before. Remember that grain is detail. The film really is great and for those of you who do not know anything about it…it is basically an adult look at Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, with crazy twists, great use of colors and music, and awesome camera work. It is very entertaining and it was Shaun Costello’s first screenplay, and many fans/historians say that this film is their all time favorite.
The new transfer will be part of the ” The Passions of Carol” Platinum Elite Collection, which is headed for a Christmas release!! Look out for more details, this one is going to be a real holiday treat!!!