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Great Review of Barbazul!

An inspired, insightful, and very positive review of Amy Hesketh’s film Barbazul was just published by Charles Lonberger in The Beverly Hills Outlook.

Here’s an excerpt from the review:

The most interesting role, an otherwise minor part, of Jane, is assumed by director Hesketh, slyly referencing an inside joke by assigning the role to herself. It is a self-portrait of the Artist as masochist, handcuffed and whipped. In this role, as a fictional author of S&M novels, Hesketh wants to be hit “harder,” and ends up buried beneath, and thereby literally lower, than dirt. The assignment of this role to herself is transparent. Her interpretation of this very dark role is as girlish as it is disarmingly and deceptively casual. Most importantly, it voices the central dialectic of Hesketh’s creative self: as filmmaker, she is very much in control, yet the fiction she imagines, as in a dream, celebrates control being forcibly taken from her, here in the form of her own death, which she eroticizes, due to the manner in which it is realized.

Extremely dark, ultimately introverted and intelligent entertainment, Barbazul is distributed by Vermeerworks.”

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Sweet Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot

prubcovrwrk-copyWe’re happy to announce the latest addition to our distribution catalog:

Sweet Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot!

Now Available for Download in PAL regions! As seen on HBO/Cinemax

Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature at CineKink NYC Film Festival! An all new feature film from the producer of the hit erotic series Lingerie & Forbidden Science.

Sweet Prudence & the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot is a hilarious new film combining science fiction, comedy and erotica, all set against the pastoral splendor of an actual Nudist Resort!

Between the laughs viewers will marvel at underwater love, nude group yoga classes and plenty of sizzling erotic antics featuring an all new, all beautiful cast of fresh faces.

Click here to see the trailer!

Review of Barbazul by Dean Andersson

We saw today up in IMDB a great review of Barbazul by the renowned horror writer C. Dean Andersson. Here’s the link to the original, or you can read it here below!

 

Amy Hesketh’s BARBAZUL is an effective horror film of great style and insight that would give Hannibal Lecter the creeps!12 February 2013

10/10
Author: C Dean Andersson

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

 

Based upon the classic serial killer horror of Bluebeard, BARBAZUL presents a new and chillingly effective original version of the tale. Jac Avila skillfully plays Barbazul/Bluebeard with a charming sophistication that seduces innocent and worldly victims alike. As the advertising promo for the film says, he loves women, he just can’t stop killing them. And some of those murders in the film are written, staged, and directed by Hesketh in such a way that they crawled under my horror movie radar and jumped me from the inside. I have seen so many scary movies, but the kind that play it easy, using gore and jump-out-at-you scenes, fade as soon as the film is through. Others, like the suspense classics of Hitchcock or the shadowy mood pieces produced by Val Lewton, slip up on you and instead of making you react by looking away, keep you watching, even when it begins to feel like you are intruding on something very private that you would really rather not see. But then it’s too late. You saw. It’s in your mind. And it keeps coming back to you at odd moments the next day, and afterward. It is obvious Hesketh impressed me, again.

Amy Hesketh’s character gets the treatment from Barbazul

Each of her films thus far, Le Marquis de la Croix and Sirwiñakuy, have been a unique and strong example of how entertaining artistic films that break the mold and defy convention can be. Being a writer myself, of course I credit the way Hesketh creates the underlying story with how effective the work becomes. And her character in BARBAZUL is a writer whose demise is every writer’s nightmare! “Come on, just give me another minute to finish this, I’m almost done, just a moment more, don’t interrupt me right now, come back later, let me finish!” It is a diabolical scene for a writer to watch. But at least, all of us who have been interrupted while trying to write do not, hopefully, have happen to us what Hesketh has happen to her character! And then, of course, it gets worse.

Beto Lopez as the sinister butler, Walter

All of the actors turn in excellent performances. Jac Avila’s stylish interpretation of Bluebeard was aristocratic and cultured even as the sociopath within him does cold-blooded Evil, reminding me of Vincent Price’s best performances. Roberto Lopez’s Walter is one of the creepiest butlers on film, sinister without being overt, very subtle and effective, one of those “there’s something wrong here but nothing I can put my finger on so it’s probably just my imagination, but–” kind of things…if there were an anti-Batman, this is the anti-Alfred,or even more, “Klove” in the second Christopher Lee Dracula film Hammer Films made, Dracula Prince of Darkness. Come tothink of it, this could almost have been Bluebeard Prince of Darkness!

The very long ride
Mila Joya as Soledad

The ride to get to Barbazul’s plantation (castle) over the twisting, turning road (like the one leading to Castle Dracula) emphasizes how far from any kind of help the women he takes there are. And the countryside through which the road passed reminded me of the beautiful, vast emptiness of the high desert of Northern Arizona where I once lived. Mila Joya’s innocent and noble character totally sells her growing unease and alarm as she becomes more and more aware that she has been trapped by a monster (like Jonathan Harker in Castle Dracula!–and it just occurred to me that Hesketh’s Dracula, if she ever chooses to do one, might finally nail Stoker’s classic better than anyone ever has…). Another “victim,” convincingly portrayed by Veronica Paintoux as an aggressive and worldly counterpart to Joya’s character’s helpless innocence, makes you believe she can damn-well take care of herself, which makes it even worse, for her, when she suddenly discovers that, no, not really, she can’t handle Barbazul, either.

Veronica Paintoux as Annabelle

Original music by Brad Cantor and La Negra Figueroa added just the right touch to the film, reminding me, somewhat, in the best way of a Goblin score for an Argento classic. Finally, “Superb” does not really do this film justice. “Eros and Thanatos” writ large might be a better description, “Sex and Death,” “Beauty and Horror,” like the face of the great Barbara Steele’s “Muriel” at the end of NIGHTMARE CASTLE, or the visage of the Norse Goddess Hel, half beautiful and seductively alive, half dead and nightmarishly decayed. In BARBAZUL, you can’t have one without the other, see? As if you’d want to, right? And one extra bonus–if you happen to have seen Richard Burton’s portrayal of Bluebeard in that famous old film, Jac Avila will finally make Burton’s face stop flashing into your mind at the mention of the name, “Bluebeard.” So, in addition to this great new film, thank you, Amy and Jac, for that!

Jac Avila as Barbazul, effectively erasing Burton’s face from your memory

The Movies

justineposterv04oficial
De Sade’s Justine

Pygmalion

Olalla

Maleficarum

Le Marquis de la Croix

Dead But Dreaming

Martyr or The Death of St Eulalia

Sirwiñakuy

Barbazul (Blue Beard)

Krik? Krak! Tales of a Nightmare

Nocturnia

The Spectres of Blood Castle

Shop

Downloads

DVDs

 

Note: All DVDs ordered from the USA come in an array case with a full color insert and printed DVD surface. Orders from all other countries come in a plain white envelope, with a plain white DVD inside. (It’s because Customs likes to snag the movies for themselves. 😉 )