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There's a bit of a frenzy going on in our end. Amy is terribly busy preparing to start shooting Rucker in a few days, while Jac is cutting Crux Extrema I, getting ready to start shooting Crux Extrema II and revising the script for Casa De Fieras (Menagerie) There are other scripts in development as well, maybe some other script may get the green light ahead of the rest.

At the same time, all systems are GO for the theatrical release of Amy's film Pygmalion, which includes working on the trailers, key art, (for the posters) and all the promotion work which will be in full throttle in a few days. There will be a lot of TV exposure in the coming weeks.


Diceman @Reine Margot I know your involvement here is business, but it would be nice to see you post more - you write some funny and interesting shit. I'm a fiend for Indie horror, and believe/hope that a shining new era is coming regarding its production. Will be watching out for the Trucker film...

I promote our productions, with an emphasis on what we have in the works. Right now my interest is in getting Monxa Mala and our other films promoted. You'll be hearing a lot about >Pygmalion, in the near future, as well as the projects that are keeping Jac busy these days, the films he's doing with Dani, Crux Extrema, three intense sexy films where she suffers all kinds of extreme torture.


Ed One of the biggest complaints about Jac's latest Monxa efforts are that he has forgotten his audience trying to be an auteur. An artiste. At the risk of offending, we don't want art. We want open graphic naked-woman-whipped sadism. THAT is what will sell to us. Figure it out. I haven't bought anything since you got "artistic." I would rather have Poor Gabrielle", with genuine screaming, that what you are making now. Perhaps just me--likely considering the volume of comments--but please, please, just stick to well-lit sexual torture. It's not like you will be up for an Oscar or Palm d'Or.

Jac began working in films in 1977, when he did a film to graduate from film school. He worked at CBS after finishing college, and later with a NYC advertising company. In 1981 he began his Indie career with a famous documentary that made him go around the world. That's over 4 decades of work, all kinds of work, with big and small companies. He's not 'trying' to be artiste, he already is a very well known artist. And no one will be offended by a comment.

I don't really know what you mean by well-lit. All the films are lit in a certain way and they are not that different from when Jac started the Red Feline line of films, with Red Feline On The Cross. Jac prefers the Ciaro Oscuro style of lighting. If you watch that first film and Monxa Mala[, the big difference is the budget and the equipment used.


No one is obligated to buy our films and we're very happy with those who do, whether it is the individuals who pay 20 or 30 bucks for a copy of a film, or those who buy the rights to show it on a movie theatre or TV.

There's a lot of talk about what Jac used to do and what he does now, and I really don't understand the point some people are trying to make. But it doesn't really matter. I think at this moment in time, what's more important for us is to enjoy our work and get it out there. We are very confident that each film finds its audience.



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Margot

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A Commentary on Monxa Mala: Some Final Comments

by Rich Moreland,

Unlike previous Jac Avila films, there is not much total nudity in Monxa Mala. For some viewers, this will be disappointing. Only Barbara and Julia get down to complete exposure. The others rely on loin cloths when the action gets rough. From my experience writing in the film industry, directors rarely push actresses to nudity if they are not amenable to that. Respecting boundaries is paramount.


If you are a fan of a girl bound and bare, watch the scenes with Barbara on the wheel . . .

. . . and Julia on the ladder. They are worth the price of the film.



By the way, Daniela Borda and Simonne de la Riva are stars in the making. Both are “hot,” to use a sexually charged term, and their acting is quite good. Daniela has an earthiness and Simonne an air of sophistication that offer contrasting interpretations of what BDSM sexuality is about. Here’s hoping for more of both soon.


Also, Graciela Tamayo and Ines Copa represent a counter-balance to the Father’s debauchery. They are guiding figures whose presence reminds to viewer of the goodness that the Church offers.

As for Mila Joya, this reviewer admits he has an enduring affection for her portrayal of tortured victims in Pachamama/Decadent Films. She has a rich and sensuous resume to her name. Mila is superb with a quiet, gentle demeanor and a willingness to suffer for her art. Not only is this demure sweetheart talented, but she fills the screen with a body to die for. Don’t take my word for Mila’s commanding presence on-screen.

Check out two previous Jac Avila films that feature her solitary suffering in the chamber of pain. They are Le Marquis de la Croix (reviewed on this blog: April 29-May 5, 2017) and her newest offering, Mila a la Croix.

https://3hattergrindhouse.com/2017/04/29/le-marquis-part-one-the-museum/



In conclusion, no commentary on a Pachamama/Decadent production is complete without a final mention of Amy Hesketh. As referenced in Part One, she’s not cast in this film but her presence is evident in the story. And, of course, the whipping scenes carry her stamp. Amy is the standard for the visual feast that is Monxa Mala and deserves a special nod from all of us.

* * * After rigorous filming and lots of “torture,” the cast enjoys a well-deserved party. Congratulations on a cool and entertaining production!


Read More of A Commentary on Monxa Mala: Part Two
https://3hattergrindhouse.com/2019/07/16/a-commentary-on-monxa-mala-part-two/

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Margot

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The Rack and its possibilities

Last Monday, August 5th, Jac and Dani were busy setting up a new style of The Rack, which will be used to put poor Dani to the extremes in the next production of Crux Extrema II. After setting up, they went ahead and tried it, to see how uncomfortable and painful it can be and, at the same time, how safe. Safety is important in our world. Dani was very pleased, the pain and discomfort were bearable, to a point. She wondered how it would be with the heat from below and the lash from above.


The new style rack is a combination of two different racks used so far. The classic one used to great effect in Maleficarum, Le Marquis and Monxa Mala, the one with a solid platform.


And the one used in JUSTINE. A ladder type of rack, which is inspired in some pictures that lurk around in the internet.


The new rack won't be upright, but rather horizontal, the bars under the victim. It was used almost in this way in The Passion of Isabel, but slanted, not horizontal, and later on in the film was set up upright for some stretching and lashing.


The production of Crux Extrema II will start this week. While Jac and Dani get busy with their little movie, Amy is beginning production of her big movie Rucker. We're also very busy preparing the theatrical release of Pygmalion.

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Eulalia

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On the 'classic' Rack, when the victim is stretched, she's jerked up off whatever she's lying on,
solid or ladder, and part of the Torture is alternate stretching, dropping, suddenly stretching again?
And of course, whipping, burning, tearing can be applied to exacerbate the pain
in her strained body - all the more so on the ladder-style, where much of her back is exposed.
 

Margot

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Of Crux Extrema I and Other News


The post production of Crux Extrema I is advancing a bit slower these days because of the many events that came up. Jac is busy giving interviews all over the place, appearing in newspaper magazines, one dedicated to Woodstock with a big picture of him from his hippie days.
https://www.paginasiete.bo/rascacielos/2019/8/18/new-york-sex-drugs-and-rock-and-roll-227563.html

He's also preparing to shoot Crux Extrema II and if that wasn't enough, preparing to release Pygmalion to the big screen. Apparently this trend will continue for the next few weeks, but once he's done with the Pygmalion materials, teasers, trailers and the DCP of the movie itself, he'll be back to the editing of Crux Extrema I .

Eulalia: On the 'classic' Rack, when the victim is stretched, she's jerked up off whatever she's lying on, solid or ladder, and part of the Torture is alternate stretching, dropping, suddenly stretching again? And of course, whipping, burning, tearing can be applied to exacerbate the pain in her strained body - all the more so on the ladder-style, where much of her back is exposed.

The ladder as a rack was used in a very creative way in JUSTINE . Amy's backside was exposed to the hot coals below her. Jac and Bea were the ones to stretch her, dropping her and stretching her again while Jac would use the whip on breasts and belly. Later, it was Bea's turn to be put to the rack. But before both of them, Mila was the one to suffer the rack with one additional element, her hands were attached to a crossbar.


A clip of Pygmalion was shown on TV for the first time, beginning what it will be a big campaign announcing the release of Amy's film. The release comes at the time when Amy is beginning to shoot her new film Rucker . The time is right for the release for many reasons, so it has to be done.


In the meantime, Monxa Mala is still bringing in the cash. The dramatic story of 6 novices in the hands of a mad monk is reaching its audience, which grows daily. Some say that no one here saw this, that's why there are no reviews, only negative comments from people who didn't see the movie. The fact is that hundreds upon hundreds ordered it. Most, if no all in our regular audience already have it. Monxa Mala will remain our best seller in the foreseeable future. Maybe when Crux Extrema I comes out Monxa Mala will go do second place, for a bit.



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These Changing Times


We're living a different time now, totally different from the days when Amy and Jac were working on a series of movies for the Red Feline Pictures line, like FANTOM. Those no budget, two person cast and crew movies that were, and sometimes are, the base upon which bigger things were and are built.

However, as different as things are now, they are also very much the same. Dani and Jac are working on a series of movies for the Red Feline line, like Crux Extrema while also working on bigger things, much bigger things.

Amy's film, Pygmalion, is getting ready for its theatrical release, but that's not the only preoccupation in Jac's or Amy's mind. Amy has now gone into production of her new film, Rucker, while Jac is looking into a big environmental film because things are happening so fast in how we're destroying the planet, that he is feeling the call, that almost divine call, to action.


It was not too long ago that Amy and Jac were traveling through the rain Forrest of Bolivia, to make a few documentaries and searching for locations for films. Those territories, full of fantastic vegetation, thousands of species of animals, birds and insects are now in danger of utter destruction by policies from the governments of Brazil and Bolivia, who have lost all respect for mother earth and life itself. The time to tell that story is now and he will be getting very busy with that herculean effort.
https://www.wired.com/story/the-horrifying-science-of-the-deforestation-fueling-amazon-fires/


The new times, that began with that great film, The Passion of Isabel, a two person cast and crew film, has introduced new faces to our cast, like Bea, who is the star of The Passion, who was 'discovered' when she had a small role in Olalla, took a bigger role in Pygmalion, and an even bigger role in JUSTINE and was going to be the protagonist of Monxa Malabut other career opportunities took her away. It also introduced us to Dani, who is suffering a lot in Crux Extrema, is one of the protagonists of Monxa Mala and it looks like she has taken a very prominent role in our productions as she's going to be in a bunch of films. Other actresses that joined the cast were Simonne and Stephanie.


The one consistent cast member who remains involved is Mila, who was with us from the moment those big production values movies began to be made, like Maleficarum, Le Marquis, Barbazul, Dead But Dreaming, Olalla , Justine and Pygmalion, 7 films in less than five years. She is the star of Mila À La Croix and she has a protagonist role in Monxa Mala. She'll be a leading lady in many movies in the near future.

But the times have changed, and as we move into other plans, like big documentaries and features, like Rucker and Casa De Fieras, we think that making more Red Feline productions like Crux Extrema, will continue for at least the coming year. After that, I cannot be sure.

Another change coming is that a lot of the movies we have will go into a streaming platform in the near future, replacing downloads and DVDs, along with many unreleased films that we have in our large catalogue like Double Cross.

We're working on that now. Downloads and DVDs, will go the way VHS tapes went. These are changing times, indeed.

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