A Bring Out the GIMP (Girls in Merciless Peril) Movie Review

Via Crucis of Camille 1&2, 4&5 and 6&7

Reviewed by Thomas Chaser

I recently took advantage of the sale going on at Red Feline-Vermeer films to pick up a couple of older titles for about $12 each. I got Via Cruxis of Camille 1 & 2, 4 & 5, and 6 & 7. They are all pretty much the same except for slight variations in clothing and suspensions, but otherwise they follow the exact same pattern: Camille is brought in and strung up AOH. Once she is secured, Jac in Black whips her bloody until she passes out, then she's lowered, the camera pans over her nearly-naked body, then Jac in Black nails her hands to a crossbar and she's hoisted up into a modified crux position until dead.

The screen cap above is taken from (L-R, Top to Bottom) Crucis 1 and 2, 4 and 5, 6 and 7, right at the beginning of the films. To call this series a series of different films would be misleading. More like, a series of treatments with each successive film building on what works and what doesn't in the previous film. From a scholastic standpoint, the films make an interesting study in technique and you can see the filmmaker and the actress learning from reviewing their material. Camille, in particular, improves in her acting and in her physicality in the role as the films go along. The blood is excessive and the lighting is poor (or better said as a poor attempt at being artsy). Camille is a beautiful woman and doesn't need to be hidden in shadows or under food coloring.

As for Jac's shitty attempt at cracking a whip, there are enough examples of real girls suffering real whippings to recognized fakery right away, and its obvious in these films. Fortunately, Jac realized this later and reigned himself in (and outsourced the job of whipping the girls). A studious observer can also recognize other restraints, such as how long a camera holds a particular angle before moving on, with each progression.

From a porn perspective, these six films are weak. But if you're a fan of Red Feline, you'll need to see these in order to form an intelligent and informative observation of the studios' latest works.

My Grade: C


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