Saturday, September 4, 2010

New and Upcoming Releases of Interest!

Howdy folks! I always keep my eyes peeled for new releases and re-releases that stand out for one reason or another, and occasionally like to share with you fine folks who may not trawl through the hundreds of titles released each month like I do.

So, here are just four that have piqued my curiosity and/or got me waiting in anticipation. Enjoy!

NB. I take no responsibility if any of these flicks suck. I haven't seen them yet.

Rough Sex 2 (Dir. Tristan Taormino, 2010)

"They create the scenes. They choose their partners. They control what happens." So goes the rationale behind the second installment of Tristan Taormino's excellent series. The first volume was nominated for a Feminist Porn Award, and it's clear why. These films are not simply rough scene after rough scene with no communication, but rather dialogues on different negotiations of power and sex. The interviews are fascinating, and lend the ensuing sex scene a certain complexity, intensity, and intimacy that otherwise might have been lacking.

Based on the strength of the first film, the stellar cast of this second entry, and Taormino's outlook on sex and porn in general, I will be picking this one up.

Available now.

Sanatorium (Dir. Gary Orona, 2010)

The blurb phrases the plot of this 35mm film thus: "Porn star icon Tabitha Stevens embarks on a journey to recover her sanity after wrestling with the hypocrisy of the anti-porn crusaders who condemn her, discovering that these lawyers, politicians and priests are far more twisted than the sex business could ever be. Their wicked deed send Tabitha on a personal vision quest fraught with sexual illusions and wildly erotic dream states that turn her into a sexual warrior. Armed with her new power, she's ready to take down the establishment that drove her to the brink of insanity, and prove that there's nothing evil about a beautiful woman who simply loves sex."

Intriguing, not to mention ambitious. There are several keywords and concepts in here that catch my attention, but I particularly like the political underpinnings and apparent message that active female sexuality should not be cloaked in shame. Then there's the fact that it's shot on film, and from reading various scribblings online I have surmised that the filmmakers seem to give a crap about their product. We shall see.

Available Sept. 7th.

Inside Little Oral Annie HD (Dir. Joe Sarno, 1984)

Video-X-Pix are about to release this beautifully remastered HD transfer of Inside Little Oral Annie, the first HD release of a classic XXX flick. Exciting screen shots can be found here.

According to VXP, this film is their all time biggest seller, which intrigues me seeing as it's not exactly touted as being amongst the greatest porn flicks, nor does it appear to be particularly famous. In VXP's words, "By no means, is this a very artistic film, but rather the opposite. Just a great example of XXX smut in the 80s." I'm sold!

Available "mid-September."

Tori Black is Pretty Filthy 2 (Dir. Mason, 2010)

I could have probably picked any of these four new releases from Elegant Angel, especially as three of them are directed by Mason. I have to go with Tori, though, seeing as the first Pretty Filthy was mind-blowingly awesome. I love the format, with the candid and thoughtful interview segments, dedication to highlighting female sexual pleasure, and an overall sense of quality and passion that I have come to expect from all Mason's films. I'm excited about this one.

Available Sept. 28th. 4-disc Superstar September Box Set available Sept. 30th.


Jimmy said...

To be honest when I saw that Inside Little Oral Annie would be the next release of Video-X-Pix I was deceived. But those type movies aren't what I really like and they have so many better film in their vault (at least I know that Through the Looking Glass is always in the plan). For me Roommates, People, Hot Honey or even a Sidney Knight double features would have been better choices (and maybe finally know who is Sidney Knight). Not sure I will get this one...

I don't know if you buy import also, but the Wild Side Video release of 800 Fantasy Lane will be release this week. But I will review this one later this month since I pre-ordered it.

Gore-Gore Girl said...

Hey Jimmy - yeah, there are a lot of other films I would rather see released, but I understand their rationale of releasing their biggest seller (a fact that baffles and intrigues me!). I would love to see a Roommates or Through the Looking Glass release - that would be amazing.

As it stands though, I'll get ILOA and be happy that someone is at least putting some effort into classic xxx rereleases, even if the title is not my first choice.

Oh, and I saw they were releasing 800 Fantasy Lane(their covers are cool!). I should have added that to the list. In fact, I will do that when I get home. Thanks for the tip!


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