This is one of many original certificates from the adult award shows of the late 70′s.
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Taken from the New York Post- Wednesday July 20, 1977
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Joy (1977)Starring Sharon Mitchell, Jake Teague and R.Bolla
Really a great little film, that kind of jump started the career of a young Sharon Mitchell. Basically, she plays the typical female who is pressured into a sexual situation, in which she refuses her boyfriends sexual advances and in the process she is no longer burdened by her relationship. In a classic turn of events, she is violated and raped and er…… loves it! Let’s all remember that this was truly an era when political correctness was in it’s infancy, so just enjoy this golden age classic.
During this past summer, I was thrilled to find some of the original artwork for many of our films, from the art for the box covers to the original story boards and movie cards. It was during one day in August that I found the art for ‘Joy’. There was actually a wonderful storyboard campaign for this film and it’s working titles. And after finding them, it makes the film that much more vintage. I think the title might not have gone over as well in the 70′s as ‘Meet the Rapists’ or ‘The Female Rapist’ , but today, that is what the cult fans are looking for, plus I own the original negative, so it might be worth a restoration at some point, maybe even with a Sharon Mitchell commentary?
Take a look!
Classic fans and colleagues, just some more proof of the “ad for award” mentality over at AVN. The first company VCX advertised in 2010, the second company VXP,did not!
This is the VCX/cal vista film that got the award, and I know first hand, nothing was done to enhance this release. just a poor sourced transfer, the AVN award for best classic release goes to:
The Video-X-Pix film, which was nominated , was the Platinum Elite Collection of Blonde Ambition, here it is:
This film’s restoration took months to complete. There is a full length commentary by director John Amero, and the last ever recorded commentary from legendary actor, Jamie Gillis, just before his death. There is also a short video tribute to Jamie, not too mention the film’s trailer, and hard and soft versions of the film.
Extras in the package are a 20 Page liner note book, 5 x 7 photo insert, film strip collectible and O-card wrap!
AVN…….you and your voters have got balls!!
Once again, thanks for fucking over our entire team, not to mention all the guys and gals from the golden age that were counting on you guys to do the right thing. Do you ever think of anyone but yourselves…..karma is a bitch
AVN would not know a good thing if it crawled up and sat on Fishbein’s face!
Hey AVN……Thanks for your support and all the best in 2011.
I have the honor of talking to some very interesting people on a daily basis. Sometimes, I am amazed by some of the contacts that I have made; I have met some awesome fans, real die hards. I am honored to chat with some of the more intellectual film types, like guys /gals who grew up in a grindhouses and live for all things film. I am so excited when I get to meet with the directors and producers from back in the day, like Radly Metzger, John Amero, Shaun Costello and Larry Revene, who made these films. And it has been incredible to become close friends with some of these guys. My close friend and adult film historian Benson Hurst has added a level of professionalism and expertise to my business that is invaluable and my colleague Joe Rubin in Chicago has proved to be an incredibly talented, educated and very well versed film buff, who has helped me in strides, not too mention introducing me to dozens of influential bloggers, and they have all been wonderful. I would like to dedicate this post to one fan/scholar in particular, the GORE GORE GIRL. When I first heard of her, I was told that she did her college dissertation on a classic adult film……that in itself was incredibly intriguing. Her approach to looking at these golden age films, is certainly original and not your typical, everyday-babble. Thanks and happy new year to GGG!
The AVN awards were last night in Las Vegas, I got a call from my buddy who attended and he told me the news as they announced the winner…..
Another year where we obviously have the best DVD release and another year without an AVN award for best classic release.
What can I say? First of all, I am sorry to John Amero, Suzy Mandel, Benson Hurst and my entire team. Secondly, I congratulate those who have received an AVN award for 2010. It might feel amazing for some of you and others might not care much as they have shelves full of the awards from years past.
I would like to call out AVN and Paul Fishbein, the companies president. I would like him to explain to me and the fans the exact curriculum for winning an AVN award. I am almost at a loss for words, but I can tell you that this year was a crystal clear litmus test for us, as we clearly had the best DVD package of 2010 with our Platinum Elite Collection of Blonde Ambition, but instead the award went to VCX, for a dull and bare bones release of a Cal Vista film ,with no extras and absolutely nothing redeeming to speak of. Does anyone see a trend here….VCX advertised with AVN in 2010, and Video-X-Pix did not.
Ironically, it is sort of de javu, as last year in 2009 our 2 Platinum Elite Collections( Maraschino Cherry and the 3 disc set of Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle) were also overlooked by AVN and the award was to VCX for a film that had won awards already and had nothing in comparison to our nominations of 2009. What is funny is that we did advertise last year with AVN and we did pay for a booth at the 2009 AVN show, I guess our booth was not big enough?
By rewarding the nominees based on advertising as opposed to actual product/accomplishment is absolutely disgusting. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves. Your actions penalize those who may not have the funds to advertise with you, but actually do more for the preservation of classic adult content than all the other companies put together.
For 2 years in a row AVN and it’s “voters” have ignored our Platinum Elite Collections and overlooked them for AVN awards by rewarding less deserving films or studios ( basically anyone who advertised).
An irony to this whole sad situation is that our first year in selling DVD’s we spent tens of thousands of dollars in ads with AVN and our product was cheaper and not top notch, now we have no funds to advertise but we spare no expense on our high end collections, but get very little to no recognition from AVN. It does not help our sales, it sends the wrong message, and it is pointless. How does that help the world of classic adult entertainment?
I have been encouraged to express my feelings and I would love to have a podcast with Paul Fishbein and any other members of the voting staff, so we can find out how and why these educated voters and critics came to this conclusion? Did they even vote? Do they just want free screeners?
Paul, my old man was in the adult industry when you were still in High School, and he was one of the first guys to advertise with AVN back in the day, he stood up for his rights and became a major vidoe mogul at a young age in the mid to late 70′s, and not just in the adult world. In a way he was responsible for the video revolution in the early 80′s and changed the way mainstream films were distributed. I always remember him rewarding and giving incentives all the time and it was based on earning, if you sold the most, you won the award, it was clear cut. It made his customers and distributors work harder and they were rewarded for that. Unfortunately, I don’t have his brain or his ability and that is something that I deal with on a daily basis and that is my problem. But one thing I know, is that you are doing the wrong thing with your rigged AVN awards. For me, it is not just a trophy, as with the approach I take to classic film preservation, it means so much to so many people, and it effects so many. Your companies biased decision making on giving out AVN awards is shameful and disgusting. But I actually thought that this year, with the addition of actual non-AVN voters that we would finally get our due, but I was wrong. Moving ahead, I will be an open advocate to AVN’s unfair and bribery like tactics.We have played by your rules for almost 7 years and it has done nothing for us, absolutely nothing.
I am happy to say that this blog has developed a nice little following of some of the more intellectual film fans, film archivists, critics, bloggers and web masters… they help me get the word out…….. If any of you would like to send me an e-mail, I would be more than happy to chat with you, in order to help expose this situation a bit more… Any press is good press, let’s have a fun debate and it might be entertaining. Please link to this story. Thank you.
Over the years we have collected quite an interesting audio and video archive, based on interviewing many of the key players from the golden age of film making from the directors and actors to the distributors and theater owners. We are going to begin to add some of our audio/video interviews to the site and blog on a regular basis. These podcasts will be available on our new site http://www.distribpix.com, which is launching on New Years, 2011. In the meantime, the clips will also be sent via e-mail to those on our mailing list and the link will be housed on our blog, as well.
With this said, I am very pleased to announce that we just completed our first podcast with the legendary director, Shaun Costello, of famed XXX classics like Forced Entry, WaterPower and Midnight Desires. The short interview was conducted via phone between Shaun and Chicago based film buff, Joe Rubin. Since it is Christmas tomorrow and we just released Shaun Costello’s 1975 classic, ‘The Passions of Carol’, this interview is of perfect timing. It is a perfect teaser and leaves you wanting to buy this cult Christmas classic! Highly recommended listening. Some near future podcasts include the likes of Radley Metzger,John Amero, Annie Sprinkle, Danny Stone to name a few.
CLICK ON THE LINK FOR THE INTERVIEW – SHAUN COSTELLO #1, from 12-24-10
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