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April 2000
Name: Ulrich
E-mail address: ulrich11@hotmail.com
Comments: Hi guys I completely agree with SICKO: We need more ALL-girl ZFX and Shockwave vids. His suggestions are excellent. Rick could also indulge in a hooker theme: Two slutty street hookers get competition from a young babe (the blond submissive in Spinnerette or Chandra Sweet) who steals the attention (customers) wearing lingerie, plaid skirt and pig tails. The two whores decide to teach her a harsh lesbian lesson, kidnaps her, drags her screamning and fighting to their sleazy and strange bordello where she is tied (in the good old Masters way :-). They sub due her to rough spanking/paddling, force their battery of dildoes and other remedies into mouth, c... and ass in turn. From there on Ricks explosive imagination can add the rest :-) Maybe at the end, one of the whores turn on the younger one and abuse her together with the new one. This could be the start to a lesbian series called: WHORES FROM SKID ROW or HOOKERS FROM THE STRANGE BORDELLO.

In the sequel the whores female pimp, dressed like a man, could punish her 'employees' or female customers in secret dark rooms where the only way in, is by mysterious mirrors (Alice Behind The Mirror) In my mind its important that the paddling are as realistic as possible and so too the raping with the remedies. Also important that there are reactions from the submissive. Its great that ZFX/Shockwave are the only videos where you can watch bound damsels in distress getting dildo raped while they are bound and resisting. Keep that up ... Please give us more lesbian vids and some asian submissives would be really cool. All the best Ulrich

Saturday April 1st 2000 12:47:57
Name: RR
Comments: Iago, I think that you're being unfair by saying that ZFX is in a decline. I think the issue is more one of ZFX catering to an audience that isn't necessarily you. That's not to say that ZFX is doing the exact kind of material that I like--the company isn't. My favorite two videos are "Prowler 1" and "Highway to Hell", both golden oldies. They're my favorites because they feature nice simple sexual assaults. There's not a lot of silly plot and dialog getting in the way as there is in most ZFX videos today. ZFX videos usually feature a lot of torture and brutality and that's not what I'm interested in. I'm happier with rough sexual fondling and the bad guy having his way with the struggling beauty he's captured.

The challenge of saying what could be made better in something that I'm already crazy about is a bit awkward. After all, if it's already a favorite, there's not a need for a whole bunch of improvement. If I have to pick something, it would be tighter bondage and better lighting. The bondage in ZFX videos has never really been very impressive. It leans more towards snug than tight at best. What really turns me on are tight ropes, pinning arms tied behind the model's back, that bite deep into the skin. I understand the difficulty of finding a model that can endure that kind of strict ropework for the length of time it takes to film a video, but it's what I like. The lighting hasn't improved much over the years. I think that's been more a matter of Rick's tastes than a lack of ability to do better. The garish lighting schemes in dark settings does little to flatter the models.

I wish I could see something that's a cross between the rape photos at www.forcefantasies.com and what ZFX does. FF is run by a woman, so the fantasy is a little lighter than what I want, but there's a lot more manhandling than ZFX does and that's something that I want to see more of.

Saturday April 1st 2000 06:32:14
Name: Iago
Comments: RR: Standbye, I never said ZFX was in decline. If you read my note, I mentioned that there have been several others that have said so on the forum recently. I am far too lazy to look up each instance, but they are there.

The whole idea behind my question is that the biggest room in any house is the room for improvement. If a thing is great, why can't it be even greater? I personally am curious about what you guys would have done to improve your favorite movies, if you could. Although...

It DOES seem to me that it's been a while since we've seen a mad scientist ZFX movie (Vacum doesn't count, those guys were just "deliverance" escapees). The orignal "Point of Entry" approach was enjoyable for me, but I didn't really care for the attempts (Trojan Horse, Hard Down Easy) that followed. I think the big trouble with the evil scientist movies is that they require a higher degree of acting from the affected women. It must make it hard to pull off successfully.

Peace,

Iago

Saturday April 1st 2000 07:01:10
Name: Ralphus
E-mail address: ralphus44@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://members.tripod.com/zfxetc/reviews01.html
Comments: I have to agree with RR in his assessment that once you love a tape, it's hard to find fault with it. Perhaps a better topic would be taking a video that could have been great if not for such and so reason. In my favorites, there is very little to criticize. However, at the risk of sounding like a nit-picker, here's my take.

My two favorite ZFX vids would be "The Cheerleaders of Perilous U." with Chandra Sweet and Penelope Pace, and the original "Alien Probe" with Holly Weston. Thinking back on the tapes, there would only be one scene I would remove from each one. In "Cheerleaders", in the midst of all that great Chandra torture, Rick threw in a lengthy scene of Penelope, by herself, pleasuring herself with a vibrator. True, she had a fairly passive role in the tape otherwise, but to me, it stopped the tape cold.

Likewise, in "Alien Probe", Holly spent quite a bit of time alone with the vibrator before Rick burst in on her and started the action. From that point on, it was a great video.

Now before anybody writes in and asks what possible reason I would object to female masturbation, I will answer BECAUSE IT'S BORING! :o) I don't want my victim to be a horny slut necessarily; to me that lessens the impact of the later rape scene she may endure. If she wants it anyway, what fun is that? It's much more stimulating, IMO, if she's an innocent girl who has all these terrible things done to her. Just my opinion, but I stand by it. :o)

Sunday April 2nd 2000 04:41:08
Name: Old Roper
Comments: My all time favorite is "Evil Man" Please have evil man visit Kim Noble and give her the same treatment.
Sunday April 2nd 2000 07:19:25
Name: RR
Comments: Iago: Sorry for the misquote. No harm meant. I think what I said still applies that's it's less a matter of ZFX being in any kind of a decline than it is an issue of the tapes being oriented in directions different than some fans would like to see. Anybody can see, by flipping through the posts here that we all come at ZFX from different directions. Rick's got a tough job of trying to appeal to fans who have contradictory and often completely different viewpoints of what makes a good video. If my tastes are a minority, which I expect they are here, I don't expect to see a lot of stuff geared to my tastes (more forcefantasies). Rick's running a business, not a charity.

I agree with Ralphus about vibrator scenes being a bore. In fact, I'd go a step further and say that any footage that strays too far from B&D matters ought to be serious candidates for the editing room floor. If I want masturbating scenes, I can rent an adult tape. Anybody getting a ZFX tape is looking for something that's not in the average video. Lengthy scenes of exposition should be pared to the bone because we're not coming to ZFX for an engrossing storyline. The time I waste watching plotlines develop is time I'd rather spend seeing the model being played with.

Another complaint is at least one I know that Rick agrees with and that's the lack of models with natural breasts. It's another reason why I prefer the older tapes--they had more naturally endowed models. The adult entertainment industry is getting killed by performers undergoing surgery to have massive rock hard breasts. I prefer the natural look. I like a jiggle to the breasts when the model moves about. Since I'd rather see more simple abduction scenarios, I favor a girl next door kind of look, not one where the gal looks like she's had soccer balls stuffed in her chest.

Sunday April 2nd 2000 07:25:35
Name: Mad Dog
E-mail address: Xezactula@mail.flashmail.com
Comments: I think Iago would kick my but if I didnt add something to the debate, seeing as I was the one that told him to come up with a question for the group. So here Goes.

Let me start by saying that my viewing of ZFX vids are not anywhere near what most of you guys have seen. I would probally have to say that I have seen maybe a dozen or so. Anyways the best video ever is "SOB 3" The acting by the villians are by far the best I have ever seen in a video. Dare I say Oscar worthy? I honestly dont see how rick could top that one.

O.K. I couldnt help myself on that one. Just hope everybody sees the joke in it. As far as my list goes, it is tough to narrow it down to two. So I would have to say in no particular order "Whiplash 2" "Cheerleaders of Perilous U- Violation of Vicki fixx" "Necklace" and "Forced Entry"

This is what I like about them. Whiplash 2- Two big breasted women, need I say anymore? Cheerleaders-revenge theme and again two women. (Do you see a pattern yet?) Necklace- Intiqued me. Forced Entry- nice use of a simple plot. Made us feel a little more like we were watching a movie vs just bondage themes.

As far as what I would change about them. I am not sure. I guess I would have to sit down with all of them and rewatch them to figure out what I would do. The only thing that does come to mind is in Forced Entry, the use of the wolf mask was too much for me. I dont know if Rick was purposely going for that little red riding hood theme or not, but I think that the wild halloween masks can be too much. What ever happened to a good old nylon over the head?

I can very much understand your guys view points about masturbation and vibrators in abondage flick but I would have to say that I like that. Yes, I know that I can go to the video store and rent a tape of women just masturbating, but i think that it is a nice break up between scenes. Also if it is used right it can be beneficial. I do think though that a scene like that should be shorter than a bondage theme, and it should also have a purpose. Dont just throw the scene in as a filler or just because you can. Not that Rick does that.

Well thats it for now. So Iago how was that?

Peace all
Mad Dog
Monday April 3rd 2000 03:36:39
Name: BShot76
E-mail address: BShot76@aol.com
Comments: I was wondering if any of you are aware of any websites that rent ZFX and Shockwave titles over the net. I'm very interested in checking out the entire catalog, but I don't have the cash to purchase all of them. Any info would be greatly appreciated. BShot76
Monday April 3rd 2000 04:06:50
Name: Iago
Comments: Hi All,

Mad Dog, Thanks for contributing, though my question seems to be going over like a lead zeppelin. I think it was a skull mask with a slash across the top in Forced Entry, not a wolf mask. I get your point, though. I was personally ok with the mask. I think I would like the idea of the nylon mask if there was going to be a plot use for it. Say, part of the mask got ripped off in a struggle, or if the actor had really good facial expressions that still showed through the nylon.

I think for this Genre it would be called a "Gwendolyn" instead of an "Oscar."

For anyone new to the forum, Mad Dog was the "Shut up, Goddammit!" counterpart to the mute Pedro in SOB3, and I think a couple other tapes. Send him some love. We've gotten more good and friendly behind-the-scenes type info off of him than every other ZFX actor put together.

My personal favorites right now would probably be Doc Bondage and Point of Entry. I like them for similar reasons. The babes in both films are subdued and then experimented on, with similar results, by the villains in the movie. I like the sexual side of bondage more than the torture, but also like the other aspects Rick does (kidnap, experimentation, monsters, rape, etc.) that no one else seems to want to touch.

To make them better, hmm. Doc Bondage was pretty good all around. If Rick could find a way to actually add sex to his films that would be a big plus in either flick. Other than that, more of the women after they are squirming and begging for action, and maybe a little less lead-up time. Also, for that type of flick, acting is important. Some ZFX girlz seem to think going stiff and lifeless is a fair mock-up of passion. Snert.

For POE, the movie had a LOT of harsh bondage before the final scene, as did the first part (Subject 9). Like I said, just a personal preference, but I don't need a ton of torture, especially when it is just brutal physical torture, without any sexual or psycological overtones. Alien Probe did a great job of this. Rick caressed and harmed Holly Weston in equal measure, slowly breaking her will through the movie step by evil step. It may have been his best execution of a story to date.

Last, I'm with Mad Dog on the masturbation thing. I'm also with most of you who didn't care much for Incubus 2. Penelope Pace had a GREAT masturbation scene in it, though, right before she gets grabbed and done in. The best part of the movie, IMO. I also think that Penelope is the best actress Rick has shown us, and certainly seems to have the best take on what guys want to see. Rick, if want to give credit where credit is due, pass that along for me to her, ok? It hits me that the models you use probably don't get a lot of credit for what they do. That's a pity. At least dancers can see the effect they are having. A ZFX model just gets worked hard and then probably hears nothing good. Tough situation.

Peace,

Iago

Monday April 3rd 2000 07:13:14
Name: Mad Dog
E-mail address: xezactula@mail.flashmail.com
Comments: Bshot- I dont know of any place that would rent videos over the net. Seems kind of tough thing to do to me. As far as finding out about some of the videos, what you can do is go to fantasy food, which is ZFX's web retailer and click on the movies. They have a pretty good description. Or you can go to the archive section of this website and read the reviews of most videos that are done by people that post to this board. Otherwise you can go to the actual ZFX site and check out some of the stills from the movies. Granted they might be a little small but it is better than nothing. Hope that helps.

Peace All
Mad Dog
Tuesday April 4th 2000 12:45:12
Name: RR
Comments: BShot: You might want to try http://204.248.236.8/welcome.htm
I've never tried them, so I don't know if they're any good or not. You might want post a followup if you give it a shot. The concept works by requiring that you purchase a tape or trade in a tape. For a fee, you can trade for another tape which you can then trade back for another for an additional handling fee.
Tuesday April 4th 2000 01:38:14
Name: alan
E-mail address: philaband@aol.com
Comments: I agree that Penelope is the best actress. I will only buy tapes with her in it. Doer was the best in my opinion. I also have Vacum and thought it was pretty poorly done. More Penelope please. Ri
Tuesday April 4th 2000 03:24:41
Name: Rick
E-mail address: zfx4u@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://www.fantasyfood.com
Comments: Hi All!

http://204.248.236.8/welcome.htm is the web address of Leather Rose...a BOOTLEGGER!Please do NOT use this company for video rental or anything else ZFX related.I had to go to this S.O.B.s shop in Chicago and confiscated about 20 bootleg ZFX tapes because he didn't think he had to abide by the copyright laws. If you want mail order rental, try S&L sales http://www.zfx-shockwave.com who both sell and rent REAL ZFX tapes via mail. They should be able to help you out. BTW, if Leather Rose has any ZFX tapes I'd like to hear about it. They refuse to buy the product from any legitimate distributor. cago and confiscated about 20 bootleg ZFX tapes because he didn't think he had to abide by the copyright laws. If you want mail order rental, try S&L sales http://www.zfx-shockwave.com who both sell and rent REAL ZFX tapes via mail. They should be able to help you out. BTW, if Leather Rose has any ZFX tapes I'd like to hear about it. They refuse to buy the product from any legitimate distributor. If you could avoid Leather Rose like the plague, it would help me greatly.

Ok, on a brighter note, Fantasyfood will have a few captures of the new shows up shortly(sometime today or tommorrow). This should give you a idea of what the shows look like. Obviously, more caps will eventually go on the ZFX site.

Ok thats it for now, back to the grindstone! As always, my thanks to those who read, contribute and watch the shows, and to the Gimp for his providing this excellent forum.

Regards,

Rick

Tuesday April 4th 2000 06:05:02
Name: boom
Comments: Keep up the good work, Rick. But do something about the availability in Europe. Pleaaaase.
Tuesday April 4th 2000 11:51:51
Name: AvF
E-mail address: hollywoodvamp1r@webtv.net
Comments: Looks like it's finally getting close. As to the topic circulation as of late, I would generally agree with some of the entries in saying that I prefer the tighter bonds. They don't have to be excessive but I definitely prefer that the women are not able to move very much at all. On a personal preference I prefer a minimal of bindings. No bindings in place for just the sake of having bindings. To me this also includes croth ropes....YOUR'RE COVERING UP THE BEST PART! (well, one of 'em). My two favorites and how would I have liked to see them different. Forced Entry and Phantacide Peepshow II. Forced Enrty was overall very well done but I have to say I find fault with the scene where Lisa get overpowered. As she's getting subdued by stangulation she's just too passive here. I mean afterall, she could die at the intruders hands. Should have been more of a struggle. More kicking and fighting. Pulled back into bed on top of each other as the positions are altered during the struggle and she now faces the assailant and able to look into his eyes before slipping away. I usually like Lisa's work very much but have to find fault with this one. I would have ended the movie in a more diabolical manner also. With some sort of torture as the intruder leeves. Some time intensive set up such as....(as my mind wanders to an option or two) attaching a bucket to the end of a rope, then suspend the bucket end of the rope in some manner in the shower. Now tie the other end around the victims neck as they are secured in place like they were. Now before leaving, turn on the shower to just a drop at a time. Or someting else to that effect...you get the idea. Phanticide Peepshow II could have contained an almost perfect chair tie with Chandra If only the pantyhose were removed and then used to secure her ankles. The way they were tied you might not have even bothered with it at all. Just too loose and sloppy. By the way I think it's a big plus to tie one's victim with her own clothing. Pantyhose is great for this but a shreded bloise or nightgown serve the purpose also. Even though I loved the last scene (I don't think I'd change it) but an alternate that would have been good (or for a sequel) would be a taped on bag to unconciousness right before the subject returns to reality from her fantasy ( or whatever it was). Anyway's, been gone for awhile but it's nice to see the forum has picked up again. Later all. P.S. My apologies if all the text runs together...decieded to post from the computer rather from webtv this time.
Thursday April 6th 2000 02:15:27
Name: RR
Comments: Rick, thanks for posting a legitimate source of ZFX rentals. I'd never used Leather Rose, so I didn't know anything beyond that they existed. Sorry for throwing any business their way.
Thursday April 6th 2000 11:18:49
Name: Iago
Comments: Well...

The screen grabs for the new stuff are up on Fantasy Food's site. From the looks of it, there is a lot of promise here. Also from the looks of it, a lot of this is year-old footage from the shoots for the last batch of movies. Is that bad?

Not for me. They are coming, they look pretty good, and I'm set for a fix. I do wonder, though, if customer service is really an issue in this industry. Damien aside, despite some serious jonesing that has been reported here in the last few months, no one seemed really down on Rick for taking so long getting these flicks out. So this weeks' question:

Has the long wait factored into anyone's decision regarding whether you will buy these tapes? Or is it just unimportant?

Peace,

Iago

Tuesday April 11th 2000 05:47:09
Name: Sprocket99
E-mail address: sprocket99@email.com
Comments:

To answer Iago question, I would have to say no. I am the rent before you buy person. If any of Rick's new tapes impress me as many of the past ones do I will add them to my collection, but I will not judge them harshly for being late.

Late in this case is subjective anyway. One could complain as to the sequels promised at the end of Worm and Lisa Cord are really late?

All I can say is during the lag time between new tapes. The classics are always there to get you through the withdrawal symptoms.

Looking forward to the new tapes. Keep up the good work Rick.

Sprocket99

Tuesday April 11th 2000 09:34:51
Name: Ralphus
E-mail address: ralphus44@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://members.tripod.com/zfxetc/reviews01.html
Comments: To answer Iago's query, the delay makes no difference to me in the least. I am a fan of ZFX, and as long as they put out a good product every time, I will continue to purchase their videos as long as Rick continues to make them. While it's obvious he is slowing down as far as putting out as many tapes as he used to in the past, the quality has not suffered, and I applaud his decision not to rush out a quick product just to make fast money. Rick is obviously an artist who puts a lot of time, creativity and effort into his works, and while it would be nice to get a dozen new titles every year, I think we'll have to accept the notion that most likely, these new five will be all we get in 2000. All the more reason, then, to buy them up!
Wednesday April 12th 2000 04:23:34
Name: REAM MASTER
Comments: I LIKE YOU HAVR BEEN WAITING FOR THE NEW ZFX TAPES TO BE AVAILABLE, I HAPPEN TO BE PRIVALEGED TO OWN EVERY ZFX TAPE PRODUCED. WHY I HAVE NOT SAID ANYTHNG BEFORE IS BECAUSRE I DO NOT WANT TO GIVE RICK SHIT, HOWEVER I FIND RICKS EXCUSE FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO GET MOVIES OUT A LITTLE MORE TIMELY COMPLETE CRAP. RICK YOU USED TO GET THEM OUT ABOUT EVERY THREE TO FOUR MONTHS, NOW IT TURNED INTO EIGHT MONTHS TO A YEAR OR MORE. A VENDOR WHO HAS CARRIED YOUR MOVIES SINCE YOU MADE THEM HAS TOLD ME YOU PRETTY MUCH DON'T CARE ANY MORE, YOU MORE OR LESS GET THEM OUT WHENEVER NOT CARING ABOUT YOUR FANS AND THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME TO APPRECIATE YOUR TALENTS. IF THAT IS THE CASE LET ME AND ALL HARDCORE ZFX FANS KNOW, BECAUSE I'LL TELL YOU ONE THING MY VENDOR WILL BE GLAD IF I STOP HASSLING HIM ABOUT YOUR STUFF.
Wednesday April 12th 2000 04:41:23
Name: AvF
E-mail address: hollywoodvamp1r@webtv.net
Comments: What?
Thursday April 13th 2000 05:01:43
Name: Pugsley Addams
Comments: Ream Master, what kind of source do you have that says Rick doesn't care about his fans? An anonymous vendor? To me, your (completely SHOUTED) post was nothing more than an attempt to rile up Rick and the rest of the ZFX fans who read this board. So keep the flames to yourself, unless you have some basis of fact to back them up.
Thursday April 13th 2000 02:47:30
Name: Damien
E-mail address: kinkaidfan@yahoo.com
Comments: Pugsley:

I honestly don't know if Ream Master has any anonymus source to back him up on his opinion that Rick doesn't really care about his fans. What I DO know is that he doesn't really NEED an extra source. By his behaviour, Rick himself has given enough evidence for that opinion. Unless I've missed it, I could not find ANY excuse or even an explanation for the delays in the production.

Ream Master states he ownes all of ZFX tapes, so he must be one BIG fan. As I am. You can read my previous posts to see that.

And I will always be grateful to Rick for the great tapes he gave us in the good old days. THANKS RICK!!!

But, as you know, I turned my back on him. (Again: read my previous postings). Although it seems more correct that it's the other way around: Rick has turned his back on US!

Again: If Rick would never produce anything again, he still would be my #1 for all he gave us. But.... Oh well...No use to repeat how I feel about the past year. It's all in previous mails.

One more thing: Don't EVER ask someone to "keep the flames to himself"!!! This is a DISCUSSION forum, remember???

Damien

Thursday April 13th 2000 04:56:04
Name: Mad Dog
E-mail address: Xezactula@mail.flashmail.com
Comments: Let me start by saying that I know where all of you guys are coming from. I have the unique ability to see both sides of the story. (O.K. so maybe its not so unique) So let me play devil's advocate.

Remember though,that I am only talking as me, and not for anyone else. Some of you guys seem to feel that Rick owes you something, whether its new movies, different women, or different subject matter. Guess what, WRONG! Rick owes nothing to nobody. He could stop making films today and walk away from it not owing anything. (except maybe bills). A lot of us seem to forget that, because Rick is nice enough to share some of his thoughts and feelings with us on this board. Try to find me one other situation like that. Where the owner of a film company is willing to chat "personally" to people whether it is e-mail, regular mail, phone, or in person. I doubt that it can be done.

I can also hear what some of you are saying or thinking as you are reading this. Well it wouldnt be so bad if Rick hadnt told us that the movies would be out and then kept moving the date back. Let me say that I do know how you feel. If you were to ask any of my friends (yes I actually do have friends...Ha Ha) they would tell you that I am a very impatient person. I went through pretty much the same thing after we got done shooting the scenes in Mpls. to the time Underland came out. I kept hearing that it was being delayed. Also, after that waiting for the next bunch to come out. Hey, I waited 8 years for them to bring back the Ultimate Warrior in wrestling. (Too bad WCW fucked up his return)

The point I am trying to make is that watching ZFX videos are a luxury and should be treated that way. It is not your right or something that is owed to you. Like I said before, that tends to be forgotten because of Rick sharing with us on this forum. Also I am not kissing his Ass or brown nosing when I say this but we are pretty lucky that he does share with us. My opinion is that yes I would have liked the videos to come out a lot sooner but I will check them out anyways.

one last note the use of the word luxury was probally harsh. I only meant that if the videos stopped coming out your life would still go on. Oh well enough rambling. Thanks for listening

Peace All
Mad Dog
Thursday April 13th 2000 05:17:47
Name: Mad Dog
E-mail address: Xezactula@mail.flashmail.com
Comments: One quick note to help settle things down. REAM MASTER, I am not sure if you know this or not and if you do plase forgive me. When you post something on a board or the web in all CAPITAL letters it is considered the same as shouting.

Pugsley Adams, Ream Master did say in his post that it was a vendor that told him that Rick dosent care. I assume that it was the vendors opinion. RM was just relaying it because that is what he heard.

Damien, good to hear form you. Although for somebody who "has turned his back on Rick" still has a lot to say and are very interested in ZFX. I agree that this is a discussion board and everyone should be entilted to post here. They can do it without "shouting". I do mean that it is really great to hear from you and I hope that you continue to post to the board. I think that you have a lot to share.

Thats all this time.

Peace All
Mad Dog
Thursday April 13th 2000 05:35:08
Name: Damien
E-mail address: kinkaidfan@yahoo.com
Comments: Mad Dog:

Don't worry: I'll keep contributing to this board as long as it keeps as interesting as it does. ZFX has been my favorite line of adult video's from the time I first set my eyes to the first tape. And it's a pleasure to share some thoughts and opinions with other fans.

I fully agree with you that Rick doesn't "owe" us anything, and we have no "right" to more excellent gifts like the ones he provided us with in the past years.

BUT.....We ARE in title to be taken serious, not to be taken for granted, and to be treated like a customer can expect to be treated.

If Rick had a plans for tapes that might take him over a year, two years or even longer to produce, I can live with that. If he would walk away from this work (which I can't imagine; he seems to enjoy it too much) he has every right to do so. I would be sad for a while, but respect such a decision and count my blessings.

What I can't respect nor accept is beeing taken for a fool. I expressed what I mean by that, so I won't repeat myself. And in my opinion, the only thing a customer can do if he's not happy is STOP BUYING!

It's the only way to make clear that I'm not willing to take anything, not willing to let anybody (even Rick) push me around for months, and then finally, after months of BS and not getting serious answers to honest questions, pick up the tapes that finally are ready and gratefully applaud and forgive and forget. NO WAY!

As far as I'm concerned: TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE!

Rock: You can at least produce 1 copy of every tape less than you planned too. I won't buy, rent or view these. PERIOD!

Damien

Thursday April 13th 2000 07:45:29
Name: AvF
E-mail address: hollywoodvamp1r@webtv.net
Comments: I have to say I agree with what Al Pacino....um,Mad Dog (Devil's Adocate...get it...just trying to bring some levity back here)has to say. Just enjoy the videos for what they are. Enjoy the forum for the opportunity it gives us to share and express and dream if you will (personally, I never dream. Don't have to....just another attempt at humor). The only real gripe I have is with Mad Dog's danm postings in color.....hey, I want color too.
Friday April 14th 2000 01:26:51
Name: RR
Comments: I'm a bit befuddled by the assertion that Rick Masters is ignoring his customers. He pops his head in here every now and then. Maybe his reasons for his videos being late don't seem like the best to everybody here. They strike me as being the truth. I'm sure he come up with better ones if he tried ("My dog ate my video...") I'll agree that a customer's only strength in dealing with a company they're unhappy with is by not buying their product. I'm just not sure that tardiness is the right reason, but to each his own.

One thing I'm curious about is what people think about ZFX sequels. Generally, I don't like them, especially the continued sequels (as opposed to sequels telling completely new stories). One of my favorite things in ZFX videos is watching a lovely damsel being captured. If the video is continued, then somebody has already been captured and I'm getting cheated out of seeing another gal being grabbed. There will usually be at least one new woman being caught, but I'd rather see all of them being kidnapped in the video and not see segments where the continued gals are already tied up. I'm also not that thrilled with seeing 5 minutes of clips from the prequel versus new footage. It's not like I'm watching these videos for the plots.

Mad Dog, were the villains in "Underland" supposed to be wearing masks or were they supposed to be monsters with bad masks? Not that it matters much. There was a lot of great manhandling in that video, so I liked it much better than a lot of other recent stuff.

Friday April 14th 2000 04:13:38
Name: Iago
Comments: Sequels?

Hmm...Lesse...(dusts cobwebs off of memory)...I liked Alien Probe 2 a lot. Darby Fox was hot as hell. And while I am really not a fan of the other woman in that movie (Kelly Someone?), I did like the plant attempt, and the scene where she gets hogtied on the table and force-fed the alien spooge, whatever it was supposed to be.

I liked all 3 of the "Heavy Metal" movies. In fact, I thought 3 was the best of the bunch.

I liked Subject 9 Part 2 (Point of Entry) MUCH more than I like the original Subject 9. In fact, POE is one of my favorite ZFX titles. Bound for Madness was a good sequel, too.

Sequels I didn't really care for...

If Trojan Horse and Hard Down Easy were supposed to be Subject 9 sequels, I didn't really care for them. Alien Probe 3 could have used more women, and more animated women. The Warpigs movies just don't appeal to me in general. The Guinea Pigs movies generally didn't seem to age well, either, though I thought the original was great.

So, for sequels, I would have to say I am well-divided on the issue. I think it depends on if we get more of the same, with a little bonus thrown on in the sequel, or a plot evolution that moves away from the original movie's premise. If it moves away from the original plotline, it really becomes a new series that uses old plot devices, and seems to lose my attention.

Okay, so I'm one of those that appreciates the plots. Sue me. Since Rick's about the only person these days that bothers putting plots in his bondage flicks, I'd say I'm not alone in liking plot. And if I am, well, I really don't care anyway (aka, "Screw you guys; I'm going home!"). (grin)

Peace,

Iago

Friday April 14th 2000 06:07:50
Name: murau
Comments: It is only to inform that according to Fantasyfood the new releases will be ready in ... mid May ...
Saturday April 15th 2000 12:06:27
Name: Iago
Comments: Hmm. JMC still lists them as @April 15. Hey Rick, can you provide any good info on this?
Saturday April 15th 2000 04:38:29
Name: BBFan
Comments: Well, it's been a while since I've posted a comment, but let me say that I beleive that Rick HAS baan somewhat negligent of his customer base as of late. and that this is his perogative. However, if he chooses this course of action, he faces the possibility of losing his customer base. Rick is, if nothing else, a businessman, and his livelihood depends on keeping his customers happy. I believe that he has been negligent in this regard, and that this will reflect on his reputation in the porn industry.

Rick, please get your act together and GET THOSE RELEASES OUT!! The alternative is that you will lose your standing with suppliers and will not have such a large forum for your products. Nobody wants that.

Saturday April 15th 2000 06:01:11
Name: Iago
Comments: Y'know, something just struck me. And no, it wasn't Mad Dog...

Hey Rick, I noticed some of the neat work you did for your 3d model gallery on the ZFX site. I also noticed that a couple of these movies (the tentacle movie and Ballista 2 in particular) seem to have the potential for added effects. How much is there, and how much time did you put into those? How happy are you with the results?

I'm also curious about something else (ya, ya, I know, big surprise there). We've had our little polls here about what different folks like, but we haven't heard from you. Where do YOU want ZFX to go? Where would you like to be in 5 years with this? What advances/new directions/new ideas would you like to explore? And what would you need to make it happen?

The present is here. Let's hear about the future!

Peace,

Iago

Saturday April 15th 2000 07:12:34
Name: Bob
E-mail address: dammgood@hotmail.com
Comments: JMC has updated their site for the May 15th date also. I called them to see what they knew and the guy was more than apoligetic. He said he was told April 15th up until late yesterday and then May 15th out of nowhere. He also said that he felt that Rick was doing his best but that he really put alot into each film and that he did mostly everything himself. JMC site is at www.jmcdist.com Anyway... looks like we'll defintely be waiting at least another 30 days....
Sunday April 16th 2000 01:33:53
Name: Iago
Comments: I've noticed that JMC is very supportive of Rick. The guy I usually talk to realizes that Rick is a one-man show, and they seem to sell Rick's stuff well. I also like their 24X7 support, as I'm a nightowl.

Thanks for the update!

Iago

Sunday April 16th 2000 06:46:28
Name: Damien
E-mail address: kinkaidfan@yahoo.com
Comments: Hi again, friends!

I must say, the discussion about the pro's and con's of a plot is much more interesting than talking about yet another delay on the new releases (sorry for all of those who are still waiting to read that now it's May 15th..HA!!!)

Abou the plot: I must say one of the reasons I love Rick's work IS the plot. It adds to the feeling of realism, and gets me realy "into" the story.

The best plots, IMHO are from "The Reporter I & II, Cheerleaders of Perlious U and Gangland. All of these ha really good plots, and strong, developing storylines.

Most other tapes (and I'm sure I forget some) have a "thin" plot as a startingpoint of the storie, but no further development. For instance "Vacuum". An excellent tape, but all we have is some sicco's who are into binding and whipping. Why?? What reason??? To what means??? The "plot" reminds (or is exactly alike) as in the Toolbox Abductions I & II. (Both VERY good too. If you haven't seen them: don't waste any more time reading this board: GO GET 'EM.

But I must admit: I don't always need a plot to enjoy a tape. A good example for this are the Underland (Hi Mad Dog!) tapes. No plot whatsoever, but whitout a doubt the best tapes from the past two years.

And there are also some examples of tapes whit a plot that I didn't like at all. For example: The Art of Darkness. A developing plot, some good scenes, but absolutely not wot=rth the $$$ I payed for it.

So: A plot yes or no??? It's not as simple as that. A good plot can't save a bad tape, and a bad plot or no plot at all, still can be VERY sattisfying.

Damien

Sunday April 16th 2000 11:12:35
Name: Ralphus
E-mail address: ralphus44@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://members.tripod.com/zfxetc/reviews01.html
Comments: Re: Sequels and plots

I think there have been several good points made here on the board about the advantages and disadvantages of sequels. On the whole, if a story is working, I don't mind waiting for the next chapter. One of my favorite series that Rick has done in the past was Video Pirates, some years ago. At the end of part one, he put in a teaser, about 2 minutes long, of the Melisa Pope footage that dominated the next four parts. While Part One was good, the best part about it was the teaser at the end. And Part 2 turned out to be the start of some of the best footage he ever shot, IMO, as Rick and Chandra tortured an innocent girl unmercifully while making a blackmail tape to send to her uncle. Would I have preferred to have seen all this footage combined into one super excellent tape? Sure, but because it was broken up over four videos, it kept me coming back to buy or rent the next volume. It helps to build up anticipation for the next releases. In the old days, you could go to the matinees and see cliffhangers, but back then, you got a new chapter every week. However, waiting 10 months to a year to see the continuation of a story is stretching it a bit.

As far as plot goes, I am not necessarily turned on by torture for no reason. With all due respect to Damien's comments, I have to disagree that the Underland tapes worked in spite of having no plot. While Rick had some good individual scenes in each tape, to me there was no heart, no motivation behind the torture depicted. Part 2 especially just seemed like a series of setpieces strung together without much reason, and the tape didn't really go anywhere. If any of you remember "Subterfuge", Tabitha Jordan's first starring role in a ZFX vid, I thought it was exactly the same way. No dialogue (at least I don't remember any), just continuous torture sequences that got old real fast, with absolutely nothing to bring the story along. Actually, there was no story to bring along.

On the other hand, look how successful tapes like "The Reporter" "The Cheerleaders of Perilous U." and "Miss Ballista" were, because Rick took the time to flesh out the characters and give us a storyline. The villains were well- drawn, the torture motivations made sense, the dialogue helped to punctuate the danger that the lovely victims were going through. The fact that these videos had plots, and good dialogue, made good tapes into a great ones, and that is part of what makes ZFX tapes special.

Monday April 17th 2000 01:58:49
Name: Ream Master
Comments: I must admit I did not realize that all caps meant shouting, I am what you would call a computer knucklehead. So anyway my apologies for "shouting". I WAS only trying to relate what I was told. Damien you are correct, I am a HUGE fan of Rick's and ZFX movies, and like you I am frustrated by one setback after another. MadDog I do realize it is a luxury to have these movies to view my whole problem is a projected date always being moved back. My vedor knows that when they are released I am good to purchase all 5 tapes. I was just venting my frustration, becuse my vendor is getting tired of telling me about yet another delay. Anyway I can guarentee when they are released I will be watching all 5 the day they are available. Sorry again or shouting it was not my intentions. Later All.
Monday April 17th 2000 11:21:22
Name: Iago
Comments: Jazz/Mad Dog,

Did you ever find out if you are in these tapes?

Tuesday April 18th 2000 06:06:28
Name: Mad Dog
E-mail address: Xezactula@probemail.com
Comments: To one and all. This is probally one of the best places to vent your frustrations. Although you might have some feedback to your vent, that is just because we are a very opiniated bunch. But, by all means VENT. It is healthy and welcome here.

Iago I am going to be in SOB4 and 666. So I am looking forward to them as well.

Peace All
Mad Dog
Tuesday April 18th 2000 04:45:48
Name: Mad Dog
E-mail address: xezactula@probemail.com
Comments: RR- sorry I dint awnser your question earlier, just saw it.
I am going to have to say that we were muntants (or demons) that were living in the catacombs beneath A porn shop. The years of living in the filth and the waste that lies below, mutated us in to hideous monsters that resembled cheap halloween masks, and made us demented to the point where we were capable of anything.

Living below a porn shop we heard the sounds that were coming from the Video booths daily and nightly and we assumed thats the way were supposed to act. I am just glad we got to work with such beautiful women. (If they would have been ugly the movie would have been a horror/slasher movie) Who wants to torture ugly women?

Sorry went off on a tangent, but hopes that anwsers your question.

Peace All
Mad Dog
Tuesday April 18th 2000 04:59:14
Name: RR
Comments: Mad Dog: To be in these videos, are you travelling to wherever ZFX is located (used to be Orlando) or is Rick making forays up north to shoot with the local talent?

I thought the Underland villains were supposed to be demons, but it's hard to suspend disbelief when everyone is clearly wearing a Halloween mask. It's one of my complaints about ZFX fantasy videos. Rick's goals usually exceed the budget he has to execute them successfully. A simpler approach is to stick with human monsters. For Underland, it didn't matter much. The manhandling scenes made that video a recent favorite. Can there be a better job acting in a video like that?

Wednesday April 19th 2000 02:35:39
Name: Mad Dog
E-mail address: Xezactula@probemail.com
Comments: RR- Thanks for the cool words. Rick traveled up here to Minnesota, which is where I live. He came up her to shoot with Travis Lee and that is how I met him.

I agree with you though on the overuse of halloween masks. It is one thing to wear them if you are a "so called Psycho" but why would you have one on if you are a demon. I would like to see Rick branch out into stage make-up. So instead of just throwing on a mask to be portrayed as a demon. The actors face would be made up hideously. You could also get his facial expressions, that would help add to the demon story line.

I think it would look really cool and it would add to the story line. But before I get bombarded with e-mails, let me just add that I know there are trade offs that would make it hard to do. Such as cost, time it took to put on the makeup, skill of the person applying it,(I have seen badly applied stage make-up) and also for the person wearing it would be a pain in the but. I, personally, would make that sacrifice for all of my devoted fans out there (Just kidding). Hope everybody by now knows that most of the things I write are tounge in cheek. (I didnt mention whose tongue though, did I) (Joke again) I better end this before I get boo-ed off the stage in a hail of a tamato barrage.

Peace All
Mad Dog
Wednesday April 19th 2000 02:59:01
Name: Mad Dog
E-mail address: Xezactula@probemail.com
Comments: I know what you guys are thinking and I am not a computer geek that sits in front of my computer all day (No offense to those that do)

The reason that I am posting yet again is because I came up with a question for the group. Who is your favorite actress of all time in ZFX, and why? If you just cant narow it down at least give a top three, no more.

Peace All
Mad Dog
Wednesday April 19th 2000 03:12:02
Name: Iago
Comments: Give it up, Mad Dog. We all know you are sitting in front of a monitor right now with an untucked grey shirt with a button-down collar, black socks and khakis, and a pair of black-framed glasses held together in the center with a piece of masking tape. For the love of God, man! At least use duct tape! Hurhurhur...

Three favorites? No problem. I'll even put them in order for you:

Allison Parrish;

Penelope Pace;

Amy Van Allen.

Here'z why...

Allison was sexy as Hell and a great actress. She made "Xtractor," "Guinea Pigs" and many others fun and exciting to watch. She also had the air of that high-school debutante that wouldn't talk to you when you were a teenager, so there was that nasty little sense of payback (often exploited by Rick) when she was put through her paces.

Penelope is sexy, animated, and a great actress. Her work in "Point of Entry" and "Incubus 2" was fantastic. In fact, I can't think of a movie she's been in that she gave a flat performance. Not that all her movies were that good, mind you. One person can only do so much, sometimes. Just that she was always good in them. Considering the number of videos she has been in so far, she may be the best overall ZFX model we've seen. Rick would probably disagree with me, pointing out Lisa Kinkaid's obvious and huge contribution. But Penelope is a fighter, does an awesome job, and knows how to work her body to distraction. Ger-rowl.

Amy Van Allen may be a surprise, but there is just something about her. She doesn't have many lines, or seem particularly good with the ones she got. But she is a great victim, beautiful in a petite way, and really plays the suffering to perfection. I always liked her performance, and it went miles towards making Liza Cord and the Metal Head movies two of my favorites.

There have been others with extreme draw. Honorable and enthusiastic mentions would go to Jaclyn LaCross(?) (Forced Entry), Darby Fox, Monica Moore, Kim Noble, Christina Anderson and Drew Phonix. I wish Rick would, one of these days, get a bargain basement for his old titles. I'd love to stock up on some of the old stuff, but they all sell for the same price, and I can't rent them locally.

Peace,

Iago

Wednesday April 19th 2000 06:30:30
Name: Damien
E-mail address: kinkaidfan@yahoo.com
Comments: Mad Dog: Looks like you're a geek in more than one meaning of the word...:-)))))

Here's my top-3. Notice that I took the liberty to add my favorite performance by my favorite actresses too (And I hereby invite all to do the same.

#1: Whitout a doubt: Lisa Kinkaid in "The suffering of Stephanie Rendford".

#2: Monaica Moore in "The reporter part 2"

#3: Chandra Sweet in "Cheerleaders of Perilous U" (and in WP II).

Damien

Wednesday April 19th 2000 05:06:33
Name: Damien
E-mail address: kinkaidfan@yahoo.com
Comments: Mad Dog: Looks like you're a geek in more than one meaning of the word...:-)))))

Here's my top-3. Notice that I took the liberty to add my favorite performance by my favorite actresses too (And I hereby invite all to do the same.

#1: Whitout a doubt: Lisa Kinkaid in "The suffering of Stephanie Rendford".

#2: Monica Moore in "The reporter part 2"

#3: Chandra Sweet in "Cheerleaders of Perilous U" (and in WP II).

Damien

Wednesday April 19th 2000 05:06:39
Name: RR
Comments: Favorite actresses? That's largely a matter of personal taste. I love voluptuous woman, so Victoria Vixen, one of ZFX's earlier actresses is probably my all time favorite. She was a gorgeous brunette with large natural breasts and did a wonderful job of acting scared and protesting her horrible treatment.
Holly Weston is another favorite from the earlier days. She's another pretty brunette with nice natural breasts that got all kinds of wonderful squeezing in "Guinea Pigs V" which ranks as one of my absolute favorite scenes in any bondage video.
Of the current gals, Lisa Kinkaid is always fun to watch. I miss Chandra--she was such a cutie. Jackilyn Lacross, from "Forced Entry" is very cute and, as one could guess from my previous comments, has a nice natural body. There's others I've liked whose names don't immediately come to mind. Unfortunately, for someone with my tastes, too many of Rick's current actress pool have had breast surgery.
Thursday April 20th 2000 01:59:51
Name: AvF
E-mail address: hollywoodvamp1r@webtv.net
Comments: Lago, your third placer is my number 1. Amy van Allen is always the perfect victim. Petite, tight, sweet face!!, puts up a good struggle and convincing as the victim.

Number two would be Lisa who totally shocked me as being Damien's first choice ( as if it could have been anyone else....with that e-mail address). Lisa's got a great body (albeit not tight the way I usually like 'em), very attractive, but a little to be desired at times in the struggling department. A little bit too pasive at times.

Third would be Chandra. Lots of great parts such as in Phantcide Peepshow II and Cheerleaders of Perilous U. I like the body and the shaved pussy but what drops her down to third is she's too much of a chameleon. I don't always like her roles and apearance in some of them.

Well there you have it...the west coast bloodsucker point of view.

Later all.

Thursday April 20th 2000 05:39:03
Name: Ralphus
E-mail address: ralphus44@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://members.tripod.com/zfxetc/reviews01.html
Comments: Favorite ZFX actresses?

Well first, thanks for allowing us to name three. Trying to pick a single favorite would be a tough task indeed. Not that this is an easy assignment now, but here goes.

I have a soft spot in my heart for one of Rick's original performers, Sierra Stuart. She was beautiful, cute and spunky, and I was pretty much blown away the first time I saw her perform on camera. I mean, here was this gorgeous girl, and Rick was binding her up in duct tape, and I thought, Man, this is heaven! :o) Check out "Total Restraint", "Scene of the Crime", "Tied Tales" and "Doc Bondage" (the original chapter of "Guinea Pigs") to see her at her best.

Another on my list would be Holly Weston. She may not have been classically beautiful, but she was definitely pretty and quite a convincing actress who never gave a bad performance. IMO, her scenes were the highlight of every video she appeared in. Rick used her in "Alien Probe" (one of my favorites), as well as "Guinea Pigs 3, 4, and 5". And don't miss her great rape scene in "Night Prowler 2"

Lastly, I have to go with Chandra Sweet. In whatever capacity Rick had her working, she excelled. She was a great victim in countless ZFX classics, but she was equally adept at dishing out the punishment to others, usually in the role of the villain's girlfriend. I always thought she gave an added zest in that role, just having her there laughing and taunting the other bound and tortured girls, or getting off on their punishment. In other words, she improved every video she was in, and unless Lisa Kinkaid has broken her record (I'll have to check sometime), she is the most prolific ZFX performer of all time. Some great Chandra tapes are "The Cheerleaders of Perilous U.", "War Pigs 1 and 2", "Mincemeat Pie", "Doer", "Video Pirates 2- 5", "The Toolbox Abductions Part 2" and really, most of her other work, as well.

Apologies to Ms. Kinkaid and Monica Moore; you just missed the cut, but I love you both as well. :o)

Thursday April 20th 2000 06:00:34
Name: Ream Master
Comments: Three favorite actresses of all time? Tough question except for #1--Allison Parrish. I loved every movie she was in and in fact own them all. ( except for Meanstreak, loaned it to a "friend" never to be seen again.) I have reordered it and it will come in with the new releases hopefully sometime soon. But let not go there. HaHaHa #2 Amy Van Allen---Cold Metal very sexy lady. #3 Monica Moore---The Reporter pt. 2. She is very cute and has a knockout body IMHO. On a footnote there is definitly nothing wrong with Lisa Kincaid either, I personally loved her in Vacum but then I am the Ream Master. Later All
Thursday April 20th 2000 11:24:41
Name: RR
Comments: When I said that plots don't matter, I was exaggerating somewhat to make a point. I like some backdrop story to the videos, but not much because my finger stays very close to the fast forward button. After all, I don't want the exposition to take away too much time from the erotic elements. The time wasted telling a story with poor-to- average actors could be better served with them playing with their beautiful captives. The latter stuff is what we're getting ZFX videos for. If I want a story, I'll go to Blockbuster.

In the end, it's the bondage action within the story that makes or breaks it for me. The plot around the action is window dressing. It almost doesn't matter what it is. The most intriguing plot in the world isn't going to convince me to pick up a bondage video because I'm there for the action. An interesting backdrop doesn't hurt. The pictures on the box are the primary means of my deciding what to get; and sometimes the text. Even then, if the text promises something that isn't at least hinted in the photos, I'm not taking a chance.

If I like the action, the plot doesn't matter very much. My favorite ZFX videos weren't plot intensive (Prowler 1 & 2). The same kind of action could have been in something with more plot and maybe I would have liked it a little better, but it doesn't matter much to me. The plot on the video box won't entice me to get the video if the photos don't grab me. If I see some photos on the box of women's breasts being grabbed tightly, I'm a customer because that tells me that there's at least going to be some sexual manhandling in the video. That's what I'm looking for.

Ralphus rattled off a number of videos with plots that he liked a lot. I'll bet that he also enjoyed the action in those videos quite a bit. Even though he seems to like more story elements than I do, the plot in the end has to serve the action. If the action sequences didn't appeal to his tastes, I'm sure that the videos he listed wouldn't be on his list of favorites.

Another reason that the plots donít matter much to me is that there's not a lot of complexity behind the motives of a woman being abducted in real life. There's often not much more rationale than lust behind the kidnapping. A lot of the time, it's simply some brute kidnapping an attractive girl at random. In a lot of ways, I prefer that kind of directness.

Thursday April 20th 2000 11:31:58
Name: Rick
E-mail address: zfx4u@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://www.zfx-shockwavevideo.com
Comments: Hello to all!

Hopefully by now you have had a chance to view the captures on the Fantasy Food site. Cover art is going up there today. I am working on the ZFX site update right now, prolly be a week or so.

I think I've already addressed the "Rick's really, REALLY slow, hurry the %$^#up!" issue, I don't want to beat a dead horse, so I 'm not even going there.....all I can do is, again, appologize for delays. It's all in the hands of the printer now.

Just to address some comments:

Ralphus,Damien:

You guys talked about the plots importance to overall enjoyment, man I couldn't agree more. The psychological setting is everything in most cases and torture without motive is unbelievable to a degree, though motives can take alot of forms, like just being a psycho, or lust, but the more clearly defined the better. I also agree that the story in Underland (and Underland2) was not as well formed as it could have been.....but the scenery was nice!

RR:

It is indeed window dressing, but the importance to overall enjoyment should not be underestimated. But it need not be complex and at times the simpler the better. This is why I think uniform stuff is so good, it's a constant reminder of of the personality of the performer.

Mad Dog, Underland...or are those demons or guys in rubber masks?:

This was not really explained in the movie, and I sometimes just let people descide for themselves. What did I have in mind when I shot it? Well, they are in fact meant to be masked hoodlems of unknown origin, they are like hooded sex gremlins that inhabit an alternate evil dimension(hell if you will), but the masks are not meant to be or represent their actual faces. It was done mainly to add to the creepiness factor and to give each a unique "personality".

Iago: What are my future plans?

Near future I have a couple projects underway, and a whole lot of dreams, unfortunately, I can't tell you what they are right now:) I also have alot of exellent material in the can that I have shot over the last 6 months. The next likely release will be a single tape, South of the Border 5, which will conclude the SOB series. It is very likely that this will be the new release method(one at a time), to try to speed things up, but this is only in consideration at this point. In other words, it may not actually happen. One of the things high on my agenda is getting more fresh female faces in here, though you will continue to see many familiar faces as well. If you know any gorgeous natural chicks over 18-25 who want to be in a ZFX movie, send em my way;)!

Getting Help:

Man I could use some! I am working towards that end, but finding people who can actually produce bondage movies, or work on the material is not the easiest thing in the world. I do have people that do much of the manual labor around here, but it's true that the creation aspects of the product fall 100 percent on me.

Favorite Actresses:

Have to be Allison Parrish....If you look at movies like Pretty Tied Up, Future Shock or Meanstreak, you'll see why. Lisa Kinkaid would be a close second, Penny Pace third. This is basing it on looks and acting as well. Amy Van Allen is REALLY cute, but never could sell it like the previous 3. Barbara Bayer, the new chick in Ballista 2, will likely appeal to those who liked Amy's lithe good looks, but a much better actress. She did an excellent job, particularly on her first effort. BTW, Chandra is still holds the most prolific title, but Lisa is close, within 3 I think.

Ok that's it for now, as always, thanks to all who read watch and contribute. Special thanks to The Gimp for his fine work with this site!

Rick

Friday April 21st 2000 09:17:02
Name: AvF
E-mail address: hollywoodvamp1r@webtv.net
Comments: Rick,thanks for the input. Unlike a few of my fellow posters (and this is not a knock or put down)I've just been sitting back patiently awaiting the new videos's. Some with breatless anticipation,like the one with the inverted dunking scene(get it...dunking/breatless...never mind). I'm glad to hear that they are close. But hey, whenever. See I can relate about being busy. I've got so many projects on hold, postponed, or put on the back burner that some I'll never finish in my lifetime even though they hold great importance to me. So now that they're close, give the guy a break.

Rick, your comment about new actress's. Ever look into the one in the Florida area that I let you know about awile back. Anything or no? Anyways, I thought she looked pretty cute and has that young school girl look and done a little light bondage. Any consideration on some of the earlier posts about signing a name prono actress who's done bondage?

All the glowing reviews of the actress's that starred in the earlier works make me want to check out some in the near future. My exposure has been from about '98 on with the exception of Squeeler which I didn't care too much for (thanks Ralphus...just kidding wit'cha).

Great news about the web update soon also. Looking forward.

Later all.

Saturday April 22nd 2000 01:34:43
Name: avf
E-mail address: hollywoodvamp1r@webtv.net
Comments: Mr. typo as usual....can't seem to hit those damned H's (breathless,while,etc.). Really....I'm not illiterate...really, DANM IT...I"M NOT!!

DEEp BREath....Sorry.

Keep smiling.

Later

Saturday April 22nd 2000 02:08:17
Name: Tarantula Tom
E-mail address: tthomas@icnt.net
Comments: The post on April 19 asked for the top three actresses. OK, since you asked for an opinion, here is my list. First is Victoria Vixen. A beautiful big busted lady who takes a lot of punishment. Second is Kimber Allen. A very attractive woman who also does a good job in her torture films. Third is Lisa Kinkaid. She is cute and girlish. Her early work she did not do torture well but she it appears she is getting more comfortable with it. Yes, I admit I do prefer brunets over blonds. I am also be conradictory to some earlier posts and say that I have no interest in all girl movies. I like manly figures torturing their women. So I am different. Get over it.
Saturday April 22nd 2000 06:44:05
Name: Iago
Comments: Mmmm, All girl movies (Insert Homer Simpson stare here)

You know what? I'm into the plot and the quality/appearance of the talent in a ZFX movie more than whether it's a guy/girl administering the punishment. I already know it'll be a hot babe giving the victim's performance. Rick, puh-leeze make sure it stays the girl giving the victim performance...

The only reason I really liked Xtractor was Allison's wonderful perfomance. Doc Bondage had a few hot models in hot situations, and Drew Phonix being delightfully nasty to Sierra Stuart. Penelope Pace is just good to see and hear in any movie (see my previous post). I was sorry to hear from Rick here that Amy never drew in the crowds. I only ever saw her in Liza Cord and the Cold Metal movies. I never saw the Toolbox Series (Ralphus, any chance of a recap?), but that was because they didn't "Seem my speed," not because of Amy.

Hey Rick, about his new idea to release one at a time...I have a nasty suspicion that it might affect pricing of your videos. Currently, most distributors offer a "package" deal when buying all or 4 of new ZFX releases. If you go to a one-at-a-time release schedule, our costs might go up substantially. Any ideas?

And guys, it's "Iago" not "Lago." Check your Othello. Or, if you are a hot chick with a poultry thing going, I'll settle for the parrot from "Aladdin." What the Hell, I'm not difficult ;-)

Peace,

Iago

Sunday April 23rd 2000 08:20:15
Name: Milo
Comments: Top 3 actresses? Penelope Pace, Penelope Pace and Penelope Pace.

Just in case it's illegal to throw all three votes behind one actress, let me put in a vote for Monica Moore. And to be fair to the others, I haven't seen more than a dozen ZFX-Shockwave flicks, so my choices may be narrowed. I'd love to have seen Victoria Vixen, you guys make her sound so delectable. And one last note-- Tabitha Jordan's schtick as the cheerful torturer in Supermax. Her comedic talent is as large as her chest. Let's have more of both (talent & chest).

Sunday April 23rd 2000 07:03:45
Name: Skullchaser
E-mail address: skullchaser@yahoo.com
Comments:

I just got done looking at the screen captures at Fantasy Food.com, and I must say that Ballista 2 looks very promising. Two questions: (1) I didn't see the first one (Miss Ballista) so do I need to see it in order to figure out the plot for Ballista 2? (2) who is the blonde girl? She looks fantastic! Is she new to the production company? Does anybody have any opinions of her acting abilities?

Keep up the good work

Monday April 24th 2000 09:38:19
Name: Skullchaser
E-mail address: skullchaser@yahoo.com
Comments:

I just got done looking at the screen captures at Fantasy Food.com, and I must say that Ballista 2 looks very promising. Two questions: (1) I didn't see the first one (Miss Ballista) so do I need to see it in order to figure out the plot for Ballista 2? (2) who is the blonde girl? She looks fantastic! Is she new to the production company? Does anybody have any opinions of her acting abilities?

Also, I like the crucifiction theme in "666 II: Mark of the Devil", but the other scenes don't look very interesting.

One more thing, Lisa Kinkaid had mentioned in another post that she had done a dunking scene. What film will that be in?

Keep up the good work

Monday April 24th 2000 09:39:47
Name: Ralphus
E-mail address: ralphus44@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://members.tripod.com/zfxetc/reviews01.html
Comments: Re: Tarantula Tom's comment about preferring guys to dish out the punishment, you're not so different! :o) At the risk of sounding sexist (who, me?), I have to agree with you; women just can't do a man's job! Men are more agressive, stronger and meaner, and besides, it's just more NATURAL to have a man dishing out the punishment! Not that there aren't exceptions as far as ZFX vids go (Penelope Pace and Tabitha Jordan come to mind as excellent switchers), but for the most part, I would rather see a man holding the whip, thank you. :o)

Iago (or should I say Lago?): Amy Van Allen wasn't in either of the two "Toolbox Abductions" tapes. Both are worth checking out; Lisa has a few good scenes in the first and Chandra has a super scene toward the end where Brian Dunhill forces her to take laxatives, then he plugs up her ass and we get to watch her squirm while the laxatives take effect. An inventive torture I really liked!

The sequel, however, was miles ahead of the original, IMO. Scene after scene of memorable moments featuring Lisa, Chandra and Tabitha. I never did a full review, but somewhere in the Guestbook Archives I discussed it further, if anyone wants to check. Regardless, it is a must-see.

Skullchaser: In answer to your question about the new girl in "Ballista 2", Rick posted that her name is Barbara Bayer, and that this is her first appearance for ZFX. And I agree, she is definitely a hottie! Not having seen the new one, I don't know if it's essential to watch the original "Miss Ballista" to keep up, but it was my favorite of the last batch of tapes Rick released, so I would surely recommend it as worth buying.

Tuesday April 25th 2000 02:32:10
Name: Sprocket99
E-mail address: sprocket99@email.com
Comments:

Skullchaser: I believe the upside down dunking scene with Lisa is in South of the Border 4.

As for my choices for top three ZFX girls:

1: ALLISON PARISH - Who can forget the heart shaped tan line.

2: KIMBER ALLEN - Her performance in CHAMBER OF HORRORS alone puts her on my list.

3: CHANDRA SWEET - Love to watch her squirm.

Keep up the good work Rick.

Sprocket99

Tuesday April 25th 2000 08:51:53
Name: Wild Bill
Comments: Long time no post so this will cover a number of topics, some from a long time ago.

First the high collar talk about a while back is called a posture collar, pretty self explanatory.

Second, lay of Rick, he does good work and that often takes time. This reminds me of a cool music site I used to frequent which no longer exists. Everybody kept bitchin at the operators until they eventually said "its just no fun anymore" and they shut down.

Third, three actresses, I think I asked this before but I asked for a top ten.

1. Victoria Vixxen - Incredible, natural tits. She could really take the punishment and, of course, really looked great in tight breast bondage, my personal favorite.

2. Allison Parish - Great body, tight ass. Good actress too, she could really put on the snooty airs so it was then fun to watch her be brought down. She was also decently flexible too, always a plus for a bondage babe.

3. Penelope Pace - Another big breasted babe. Great body, good actress, very flexible, an excellent combination. The only regret is that she had her already great breasts enlarged. I have nothing against big tits, or even bigger tits, but you can't be as rough with silicon as you can with real breasts.

I'm sure I've missed somethings if you guys will let me know I'll fill in.

Wild Bill

Saturday April 29th 2000 05:52:30


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