THE PASSIONS OF CAROL directed by Shaun Costello

2 Weeks ago I was visited by a friend and film colleague, who also happens to be one of the premier authorities for adult films from the golden age. We spent the better part of 2 days between 2 different locations, and we scoured through sky- high piles of prints, endless rows of pristine negatives, as well as other amazing elements such as rare slides,posters, sell sheets, and original art boards. We certainly found some prints that I never  knew were there.

The archiving/restoration never seems to end, but we were able to confirm many things. One thing that I am happy to report is that the original camera negatives for Shaun Costello’s ‘The Passions of Carol”, have been located and inspected and are now in the first phases of it’s HD restoration. This is a film that we have owned for a very long time and I am so thrilled that it will finally  be getting the proper DVD release. One of the greatest XXX classics of all time, from one of the greatest director!

All other details to follow.

The following were old scans from film cells that were used for the original box art/advertising, so I thought it might be a good reference.

Opening Title Scene, from Shaun Costello's 'The Passions of Carol"

Scene from ' The Passions of Carol'

Marc "10 1/2" Stevens, in The Passions of Carol


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!!!

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Thank you very much to AVN for the nominations.