Just another quick update on the ‘Roomates’ project. As you may already know we have taken a very serious approach to archiving and we are constantly doing as much as we can in our power to preserve this golden age legacy. We do that with film archiving, preservation, interviews, commentaries, collecting, etc. Some projects start and then stall and then start again, Thankfully, we were finally able to get the girls together!!
On Saturday afternoon we drove about 45 minutes north of LA into Ventura County to interview 2 of the sultry stars of Chuck Vincent’s sexual melodrama, ‘Roommates”. Veronica Hart and Kelly Nichols were both on hand and we had an absolutely wonderful shoot. We had several cameras, video and stills. There was an hour interview, with facts/stories that would blow your mind, which was follows by a full 89 minute commentary over the film. All of this footage will be part of the Roomates-Platinum Elite release, as bonus features ,etc. The footage we shot was excellent.
Other features planned for the relaease are a full length commentary with the infamous Larry Revene, who was Chuck Vincent’s DP, on almost everything. And maybe some other surprises……..
I want to thank the entire technical team, especially Paul and Dave, and a huge shout out to Cass, Joe and Casey….great job.
And of course, Veronica and Kelly–you guys are sweethearts.
Here are some behind the scenes pics from the shoot:
Timothy Snarr of AEBN, recently interviewed Steven Morowitz of Video-X-Pix about the upcoming exclusive release of Inside Little Oral Annie in HD. He put together a great little interview. It is long, but entertaining and somewhat educational and insightful. If you have the time, please check out the link below.
INSIDE LITTLE ORAL ANNIE WAS TRANSFERRED LAST WEEK, USING AN HD TELECINE….IT LOOKS AMAZING. WE USED THE ORIGINAL 35MM CAMERA NEGATIVE AND THE PICTURE QUALITY IS INCREDIBLE. WE ARE NOT SURE IF THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY, BUT IT WILL BE ON VOD, ASAP.
SINCE LITTLE ORAL ANNIE IS OUR BEST ALL TIME SELLING DVD, WE FIGURED WE WOULD SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO TRY AN HD TRANSFER. IT IS SO CLEAN AND CRISP, THE SHOT OF 42ND STREET AT THE BEGINNING IS SO CLEAR THAT YOU COULD READ THE STREET SIGNS, THEATER MARQUIS AND LICENSE PLATES, AT ONE POINT I WAS EVEN ABLE TO SEE THE GRAIN IN THE STREET FROM THE GRAVEL……IT IS THAT CLEAR!!!!
BELOW IS A PHOTO THAT I TOOK DURING THE TRANSFER. I WILL POST SCREEN GRABS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
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.
We can’t help to be proud of Ron Jeremy and his lifelong dedication to his craft. He was a huge part of the success of Video-X-Pix. Every year at the AVN show we have an amazing dinner together and it is a special time. When we first started to release our films onto DVD(about 5 years ago) we ran into RON JEREMY and VANESSA DEL RIO at the East Coast Video Show in Atlantic City, NJ. Here is what he had to say about the early years of Video-X-Pix and our films and our founder.