In the early 1960′s Joe Sarno embarked on his journey into the world of sexploitation. His films were very charming and took a good looking cast and combined them with a well written plot, witty-dialog, eroticism and some great music. Many of his early films were shot exclusively for Distribpix. Some of these posters are available for sale at our official online store at www.videoxpix.com.
Archive for SEXPLOITATION
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!
Again, a collection that keeps on giving, I am finding new stuff all the time. I saw this article on the film SCORPIO 70….. on a very kool blog called TEMPLE OF SCHLOCK. Here are pictures of some original ad mats used to create the posters and sell sheets, I thought this would be a nice follow up to that post. Enjoy!!
This film will be transferred and restored, as we have all of the original elements!
Here is the site— http://templeofschlock.blogspot.com
Here is the article—-http://templeofschlock.blogspot.com/2010/10/endangered-list-case-file-85.html
Joseph Sarno was one of the greatest film makers of all time. As previously mentioned on this blog we are planning to release a special DVD edition of several of Joe’s early sexploitation films, all transferred from the original film elements. ‘Nude in Charcoal’ and ‘The Bed and How to Make It’ are 2 films that we are providing to the Anthology for this great tribute. This is an amazing opportunity to see these great Sarno classics, as well as many others, in a true theater, the way they were meant to be seen. If you are in NYC, and you are a Sarno fan, you should seriously consider attending, one or several of the screenings.
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES is having a tribute to the late and great film maker, Joe Sarno. They are located in NYC and the festival is scheduled for the end of October, please check out their website:
The Legendary filmmaker Joseph Sarno has passed away at the age of 89. Joe was one of the true great directors from the golden age of filmmaking. He made some of the most well known exploitation/sexploitation/XXX films of all time and was adored by thousands of fans around the world. He will be missed by many and our condolences go out to Joe’s family.
I was very young when I first began to know of Joe. He was film guy at my fathers production company, DISTRIBPIX, in the late 60′s and 70′s and even in the 80′s. I would go to work with my dad and that is how I first go to know Joe. He was the koolest guy, especially to a kid, which I was at the time. I have fond memories of being a kid and having dinner with my father and his business associates, and Joe was always there. There was a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown(NYC) and it was everybody’s favorite. It was called 4-5-6. Anyway, they had the best sizzling shrimp/rice soup, amazing fried pork dumplings, and a mind blowing dish called shredded chicken/beef/pork. Many of the dishes were strewn with those red szechuan peppers. Once I remember Joe eating one of those peppers and he started to sweat and turn beet red and his voice got very raspy, it was hilarious. At the time, I really did not know of any of Joe’s work, I was very young and that is the great thing about some of my memories of Joe, they were not necessarily about his filmmaking, but just regular moments, I got to share. Just thought I would share an old memory that came to mind, after learning of his death, earlier today. I am very friendly with Joe’s son, Billy, and he did tell me that Joe has been in and out of the hospital for the past few weeks, so I knew he was ill, but I did not expect this.
Joe was 89 years old and he lived a full and productive life. More often than not ,we have been seeing many legends of the world of filmmaking die way too early in life. I think it is safe to say that in Joe’s case, he had an amazing run. It seems that there is not a single person that I know of who has anything bad to say about Joe Sarno. He was a great guy and even though we were not in constant contact, I will certainly miss him.
As someone who is continuing the great legacy of Distribpix, I am particularly happy trying my best to commemorate the true greats of golden age cinema. For this reason, and with the passing of Joe, we think that it would be a perfect time to introduce a few films by Joe Sarno from the Distribpix vault, THE BED AND HOW TO MAKE IT and NUDE IN CHARCOAL, are 2 that have been re-mastered from the original 35 mm negatives. As soon as we have a release date, we will post it.
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF DISTRIBPIX SELL SHEETS. THERE ARE MANY MORE THAT STILL NEED TO BE SCANNED, BUT THESE ARE ALL CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR SALE. QUANTITIES VARY AND ARE LIMITED, AND THEY ARE IN EXCELLENT/MINT CONDITION.
DISTRIBPIX SELL SHEETS
Stroke of Nine
6-9 The Daily Double
The Three Sexateers
The Bed and How to Make it
Headful of Love
Does Size Really Count
Kiss Me Mate
Sex Family Robinson
Kiss This Miss
Two Over Easy
Skin Deep In Love
Keep the Ball Rolling
Beyond the Limits
A Woman’s Liberation
Daughters of Anomaly
Sessions of Love Therapy
Love in Hot Pants
The Gang That Could
Tales of a High Class Hooker
The Pro Shop
Scare Thier Pants Off
Quick Turn Over
How Many More Times
I Wish I Were in Dixie
School of Hard Knocks
My Swedish Cousins
The Relatives are Coming
The Closer to The Bone, The Sweeter the Meat
Use The Back Door
Sweet Taste of Joy
Yes, there is some rumors going around about the possibility of this Jonas Middleton cult favorite being released in HD. I am proud to say that these rumors are true. It is in the works and if things come together as planned , it will be our first true HD transfer. The package will have multiple discs, the HD version, a standard version, and soft-core version of the film, all re-mastered, as well as another one of Middleton’s soft core gems, shot for DISTRIBPIX, “CHERRY BLOSSOM”. We will keep you posted with updates on this project.
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR HUGE LIBRARY OF ASSETS, like original theatrical movie posters, sell sheets, slides, chromes, glossy’s etc. We have thousands of original and unique images, that have been digitized. Here is a small sampling of some of our original sell sheets from the Distribpix library, circa 1968.
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE OFFICIAL KICK OFF, OF OUR SOFT-CORE LIBRARY. TODAY WE ARE WRAPPING UP OUR FIRST 35 MM NEGATIVE TRANSFER OF A SOFT CORE FILM. WE ALWAYS DO HARDCORE, SO FOR US THIS IS SO EXCITING!! WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE OFFICIAL RELEASE SCHEDULE IN THE UPCOMING DAYS, KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR THE FIRST RELEASE.
AFTER 30 YEARS, DISTRIBPIX INC., WILL OPEN THIER VAULT TO REVEAL A TREASURE CHEST OF 35 MM SEXPLOITATION JEWELS, LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF SEXPLOITATION FEATURES FROM THE 1960′S. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THIS BLOG FOR ALL NEWS RELATED TO OUR BRAND NEW DISTRIBPIX RELEASES, ALL WHICH WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM 35MM NEGATIVES AND PRINTS, AND SOME IN HD. THESE FILMS DEFINITELY REPRESENT A TIME IN FILM HISTORY THAT IS INDEED UNIQUE. SOME HISTORIANS SAY THAT THE FILMS OF DISTRIBPIX ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN DAY ADULT VIDEO INDUSTRY. THESE ARE THE FILMS THAT CAME BEFORE DEEPTHROAT, LIKE A DECADE BEFORE. MOST PEOPLE THINK THAT DEEPTHROAT WAS THE START, BUT THEY COULD NOT BE FARTHER THAN THE TRUTH.
OUR PRODUCERS AND DIRECTORS ARE AMONG THE BEST OF ALL TIME. WE WILL HIGHLIGHT FILMS FROM THE LIKES OF THE YOUNG RON SULLIVAN, JOE SARNO,LEONARD KIRTMAN, JACK BRAVMAN,MICHAEL FINDLAY, SAM LAKE, FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA AND MANY OTHERS.
SOME OF OUR FIRST TITLES TO BE RELEASED ARE THE EARLY JOE SARNO CLASSICS “NUDE IN CHARCOAL” , “SKIN DEEP IN LOVE” AND “THE BED AND HOT TO MAKE IT”. ALSO, IN THE LINE UP ARE RON SULLIVAN’S “LUST WEEKEND” AND “THE BIZARRE ONES”, WHICH WE MIGHT TREAT AS A DOUBLE FEATURE. THIS IS THE NEXT GENERATION OF SEXPLOITATION, WE HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR APPROACH TO THE PRESERVATION OF THESE THOUGHT TO BE LOST FILMS OF THE LATE 60′S. EACH RELEASE WILL BE TREATED WITH THE UTMOST CARE AND WILL INCLUDE EXTRAS, LIKE SEXPLOITATION TRAILERS AND OUT TAKES, DIRECTOR/ACTOR INTERVIEWS, IN-DEPTH LINER NOTES, HIGH END PACKAGING AND EACH DVD WILL INCLUDE ACTUAL FILM CLIPPINGS, FROM OUR OLD PRINTS.
PHOTO Below, IS ONE OF THOUSANDS OF ARCHIVED DISTRIBPIX PHOTOS FROM THE LATE 1960′S,(RECENTLY DIGITIZED) OF AN OLD NYC THEATER IN NYC, WOW!!!!!, THIS IS REALLY WHERE IT ALL STARTED. FANS OF SEXPLOITATION FILMS FROM THE EARLY NYC GRINDHOUSES, YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR HOME!!