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Bitch Slap – Feature Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on November 18, 2009

Bitch Slap is a post-modern, thinking man’s throwback to the “B” Movie/Exploitation films of the 1950’s – 70’s as well as a loving, sly parody of the same. Inspired by the likes of Dragstrip Girl;, Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill; Kung Fu Nun and the pantheon of Blaxploitation films, Bitch Slap will mix girls, guns, outrageous action and jaw-dropping visuals with a message… don’t be naughty!

At its core, Bitch Slap follows three bad girls (a down-and-out stripper, a drug-running killer and a corporate powerbroker) as they arrive at a remote desert hideaway to extort and steal $200 Million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin. Things quickly spin out of control as allegiances change, truths are revealed, other criminals arrive for the score, the fate of the world hangs in the balance and they are forced to confront a villain much worse than they ever expected… themselves. It’s the ultimate morality tale as, one by one, they realize the whole she-bang was a set-up and one of them may not even be human…

What also makes Bitch Slap different is a complicated “B” story device that runs throughout the film to illuminate character, backstory and relationship histories not previously revealed. Like the film Memento, these scene flashbacks take place in reverse, so by the end of the film, you have a wholly different take on who these women are and why they are behaving so badly. Bet you never saw THAT in Jailbait Babysitter!

So grab your popcorn and fasten your safety belt. With “Cult Classic” written all over it, Bitch Slap is gonna be one wild ride…

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Bitch Slap to show at TIFF

Posted by LiveFor on July 22, 2009

It looks as if Bitch Slap will be showing at Toronto International Film Festival.

Mix three bad girls, one desert, a ruthless crime lord, 1,473 exotic weapons, $206 million in stolen diamonds and more cleavage than you can shake a stick at, and you’ll get Bitch Slap – a rip-roaring, sexy mashup of the audacious sexploitation films of the sixties and seventies. Like Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! injected with a lethal cocktail of estrogen, pheromones and steroids, Bitch Slap hits hard with machine gun battles, corny jokes, knock-‘em-out fisticuffs and even a refreshing slow-motion water fight.

When three busty babes arrive at a desert hideaway to steal over $200 million from a ruthless underworld kingpin, things quickly spiral out of control. Hel (Erin Cummings), the caper’s mastermind, is a corporate bombshell with a taste for vengeance. Trixie (Julia Voth) is the bait, a gorgeous stripper with a heart of gold and a dress to match, irresistible to men and women alike. Camero (Ameríca Olivo) is the drug-running, man-hating psycho killer who trusts nobody but herself. Allegiances are switched, truths are revealed, criminals are unmasked (and undressed) and nothing is quite what it seems as the fate of the world is precariously balanced between this trio of smouldering, sexy femmes fatales.

Bitch Slap knows never to take itself too seriously. Thanks to its tongue-in-cheek script, the film flips around tired sexual stereotypes and clichés. Director Rick Jacobson wrote and produced this latest feature with partner Eric Gruendemann, with whom he first worked on the cult TV sensations Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. The three strong-willed actresses are also to be credited for Bitch Slap’s wild thrills. They were put through their paces by action director Zoe Bell, Uma Thurman’s stunt double for Kill Bill who starred in Death Proof and can be seen at this year’s Festival as a roller derby hellcat in Drew Barrymore’s Whip It!

The cast tossed aside any prim, ladylike mannerisms for a tough rumble in the dirt, and it’s clear they’re having a grand time whooping it up in this femme-tastic fight fantasy. Bitch Slap is full of clever nods to the down-and-dirty sexploitation classics, but these saucy minxes are no copycats – they’re prepared to grab the old genre by the balls, drag it, kick it, crush it and mix it all up.

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Paradox – Where magic rules and Kevin Sorbo finds a bullet

Posted by LiveFor on February 11, 2009

Christos Gage’s graphic novel Paradox is in production with Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journey, Bitch Slap, Andromeda) as the lead.

“When they first mentioned Kevin Sorbo — he obviously has a great following [and is] a great actor — but we pictured Hercules with the long hair, and Ruth [Gage] and I weren’t sure if this guy is a hard-boiled, Homicide detective,” Gage told MTV News. “But when we first saw the stills of him, his hair is cut normal length, he’s wearing a trench coat, a fedora, he’s got that great face with the square jaw. He looks fantastic — like a ’40s film-noir guy.”

Gage’s Paradox started out as a feature film collaboration with his wife Ruth Fletcher Gage, but midway through the process they decided that doing it as a comic was a better idea, and published it through Arcana Studios. Arcana later brought it to Legacy Filmworks as a feature film project.

The story turns Gage’s experience with police procedural on its head, placing main character Sean Nault (Sorbo), a Homicide detective on a parallel Earth where magic powers everything instead of electricity and batteries. The movie follows Nault as he investigates strange murders committed without the use of magic — but instead, with science.

“They’ve never seen a bullet, their guns don’t fire bullets, they fire magical energy,” said Gage. “There is no gunpowder. So he has to research how this weapon works. What are these powder burns around the wound? It’s brand new for them, and soon he realizes that someone is using science to create a gateway to our world — the world of science.”

Paradox is currently in post-production in Vancouver where Gage hopes they will have a trailer ready for San Diego’s Comic Con International this year.

I’ve not read the comic but I really like the sound of that concept. What about you?

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Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen – It may feature human looking robots with long tongues?!

Posted by LiveFor on January 8, 2009

I saw mention of this over at io9. Apparantly Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen will have a new kind of Transformer – one along the lines of Terminator and the Cylons. That’s right True Believer, this one looks human.

It looks like the character of Alice (Isabel Lucas- Home and Away), a girl who Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) meets in college, is actually something called a Pretender (which is a Transformer who hides inside a human shell).

In the case of Alice, the shell will be an attractive human woman while the inner robot is best described as a hybrid of the Frenzy robot design from the first movie. The Pretender Transformer will have an arm that transforms into an energy weapon, a long tongue, and a scanning tentacle.

Then there is this PhillyFilmGirl set video from the Princeton filming that may go some way to confirming this. Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and Ramon Rodriguez run away, and then Isabel stalks towards them. There’s a crowd of screaming students who run past Isabel — so they’re not running from her, but from something else, something which doesn’t scare her.

Just looking at the cast list over on IMDB I see there is a character to be played by America Olivo (Bitch Slap) simply called Frisbee Girl. That just struck me as funny and probably does exactly what the name says.

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New Bitch Slap trailer and interview with the 3 leading ladies

Posted by LiveFor on November 18, 2008

Been a while since I mentioned this film on the site so here is the new trailer for the movie, Bitch Slap. It may well be a big pile of rubbish but it does look like a lot of fun in a Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Russ Meyer kind of vibe. As well as the three female leads mentioned below it also stars the mighty Kevin Sorbo and Lucy Lawless along with their respective partners from the old Hercules and Xena TV shows (they can all be seen here). I posted a load of character posters a while back if you care to take a look at them. Zoe Bell’s character poster of Rawhide came out a bit later and can be seen here. It’s directed by Rick Jacobson.

At its core, ‘Bitch Slap’ follows three bad girls (a down-and-out stripper, a drug-running killer and a corporate powerbroker) as they arrive at a remote desert hideaway to extort and steal $200 Million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin. Things quickly spin out of control as allegiances change, truths are revealed, other criminals arrive for the score, the fate of the world hangs in the balance and they are forced to confront a villain much worse than they ever expected… themselves. It’s the ultimate morality tale as, one by one, they realize the whole she-bang was a set-up and one of them may not even be human…”

John Campea of The Movie Blog interviewed the three female leads America Olivo (Camero), Julia Voth (Trixie) and Erin Cummings (Hel). The second part of the interview mentions Zoe Bell and an 8 minute fight scene between two of the leads. Here is the interview (it’s in two parts)

How do you like them apples? Will it be up for an Oscar…no, but will you be going to see it or rent it if it goes direct to DVD? What do you think will happen in the plot? There is mention somebody may not be human in it – so what do you think they will be?

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Bitch Slap – Hercules, Iolaus and Xena together again

Posted by LiveFor on September 6, 2008


Lots of stuff and photos on the film over here. Thanks to the people on the Xena Online Community Cast and Crew Center for pointing them out. The trailer and all the character posters can be found here.

“At its core, ‘Bitch Slap’ follows three bad girls (a down-and-out stripper, a drug-running killer and a corporate powerbroker) as they arrive at a remote desert hideaway to extort and steal $200 Million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin. Things quickly spin out of control as allegiances change, truths are revealed, other criminals arrive for the score, the fate of the world hangs in the balance and they are forced to confront a villain much worse than they ever expected… themselves. It’s the ultimate morality tale as, one by one, they realize the whole she-bang was a set-up and one of them may not even be human…”

“‘Bitch Slap’ is a post-modern, thinking man’s throwback to the ‘B’ Movie/Exploitation films of the 1950’s – 70’s as well as a loving, sly parody of the same. Inspired by the likes of ‘Dragstrip Girls,’ ‘Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill,’ Kung Fu Nun’ and the pantheon of Blacksploitation films, ‘Bitch Slap’ will mix girls, guns, outrageous action and jaw-dropping visuals with a message… don’t be naughty!”

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New Bitch Slap poster for Zoe Bell’s Character Rawhide

Posted by LiveFor on September 5, 2008

Bitch Slap follows three bad girls (a down-and-out stripper, a drug-running killer and a corporate powerbroker) as they arrive at a remote desert hideaway to extort massive booty from a ruthless underworld kingpin. Things quickly spin out of control as allegiances change, truths are revealed, other criminals arrive for the score, the fate of the world hangs in the balance and they are forced to confront a villain much worse than they ever expected… themselves. It’s the ultimate morality tale as, one by one, they realize the whole “she-bang” was a set-up and one of the film’s characters may not even be human.

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Bitch Slap – Photos and Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on July 29, 2008

Thanks to Brundlefly for giving me the heads up on a whole load of photos for Bitch Slap. Head on here for a look see.
It looks like a whole heap of Russ Meyer exploitation mixed in with a Xena / Hercules reunion.

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Bitch Slap – Character posters

Posted by LiveFor on July 26, 2008



Which one is your favourite?
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Bitch Slap – Poster

Posted by LiveFor on July 22, 2008


Words just fail me on this one. Good, bad? Sounds like a hell of a ride though.

Bitch Slap” by director Rick Jacobson (Bad Guys) and starring Lucy Lawless ( Xena: Warrior Princess ), Kevin Sorbo ( Never Cry Werewolf ), Renee O’Connor ( Boogeyman 2 ) and America Olivo ( General Hospital ). Synopsis: At its core, “Bitch Slap” follows three bad girls (a down-and-out stripper, a drug-running killer and a corporate powerbroker) as they arrive at a remote desert hideaway to extort and steal $200 Million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin. Things quickly spin out of control as allegiances change, truths are revealed, other criminals arrive for the score and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

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