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Posted 3/31/2016 12:32 PM


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I have learned a painful lesson over the years NOT to purchase girl/girl-videos based SOLELY on their DVD cover-pics, as I have discovered that the people responsible for marketing these videos very often (seemingly) possess (in my opinion) a far better understanding of what's erotic (and what isn't) than the people working behind the camera, writing & directing these same videos!

For example, way back in 2007, back in those days when I was still a regular-consumer of Girlfriends Films products, they released "Lesbian Bridal Stories 03," the cover of which showed beautiful (and mostly nude) blonde-bride Bree Olson perched seductively on the lap of her "husband" (played by dark-haired Tiffany). Of course, I immediately ordered a copy, expecting/hoping for there to be a sub/domme, masculine/femme contrast/element, of which there was disappointingly none. The two girls basically engaged one another in everyday I-do-you-then-you-do-me sex.

A year later, GFF released "Women Seeking Women 45," with a cover pic showing a fully-clothed & somewhat-masculine-looking Elexis Monroe with her hands caressing & fondling the luscious-hot body of a scantily-clad Penny Flame. To this day I rank that one as one of my all-time FAVORITE DVD-cover-pics! The problem is, the cover had virtually NOTHING whatsoever to do with the scene itself, which was disappointingly bland. Elexis actually opens it by looking into the camera and announcing that she doesn't want to do an erotic intro, and will instead just have sex with Penny, essentially giving the middle finger to GFF's customers (at least I certainly thought so!)

Currently, I see TWO new releases on this LLV web-site that in times past I would have immediately ordered just because of their exceptionally hot cover pics, except that I've long-since learned NOT to do that anymore. They are:

Lesbian Beauties 16: Interracial - Sweetheart Video

This first one was directed by Dana Vespoli. The intriguing cover-pic shows a black girl closely positioned behind a beautiful white girl, with her arms holding her possessively. I very much LOVE black/white interracial lesbianism, but the description of this scene as written on the box simply mentions that "personal trainers and rivals Kira Noir and Kelsi Monroe go head to head in a turf war, and battle it out till the very end..." I'm sorry, but that sounds WAY TOO MUCH like two girls shown arguing for five minutes about who's the better trainer before then engaging in everyday lezzie-sex. Maybe somebody will write a customer review and clarify what actually happens.

Show Me What You Like - Nubile Films

I've no idea who directed this second one. Again, they've got this strikingly beautiful DVD cover-pic showing a beautiful blonde girl gazingly longingly at the gorgeous derriere of another beautiful blonde. But again, the textual description of this scene sounds less-than-promising: "Lusty blonde Violet slips into some sheer lingerie and struggles to fasten the last of the clasps. Jessa Rhodes struts over and drops to her knees to help out. Dressed for the seduction, the girls are ready to get frisky." That is NOT good writing. "Lusty Violet?" "Dressed for the seduction?" Getting "frisky?" Again, I'm going to wait to read a customer review before ordering either of these two!

- "Getting frisky" certainly isn't what it used to be!

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Posted 3/31/2016 8:48 PM


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Quote: I have learned a painful lesson over the years NOT to purchase girl/girl-videos based SOLELY on their DVD cover-pics, as I have discovered that the people responsible for marketing these video...

You've got that right, Anon. In fact if a consumer were to purchase DVDs strictly on the basis of covers, that individual would probably be mistaking a lot of hetero movies for g/g ones.

If the only models you see on the cover (both pictured and credited) are female, then one could very easily believe that it is an all g/g movie.

So therefore one has to do research before purchasing. Not only checking the title, but the cast, studio, and director as well.

Still even it is an all g/g movie, you can only tell so much from the cover. The ultimate barometer is the movie itself.

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Posted 4/1/2016 12:10 PM


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Lezfriend wrote: "You've got that right, Anon. In fact if a consumer were to purchase DVDs strictly on the basis of covers, that individual would probably be mistaking a lot of hetero movies for g/g ones."

That is SO TRUE, Lezfriend! I don't know of ANYBODY (who isn't gay) who would readily purchase a porn-video with a GUY prominently appearing on the DVD box-cover! A particular pet-peeve of mine regarding women-in-prison films is when the cover-illustration shows nothing but scantily-clad young women behind bars, but once you begin watching it you realize that HALF of the cast is men! That's a clear sign that the directors/producers are either dishonest or completely clueless!

"If the only models you see on the cover (both pictured and credited) are female, then one could very easily believe that it is an all g/g movie."

Once again, I would credit this primarily to MARKETING! So very often in the adult-entertainment video world, it seems as if the marketing people (responsible for selling videos) have far-higher levels of creativity & understanding than those people behind the camera, actually putting these videos together! The marketing people watch the completed video, realize that it's a piece of crap, and so they cleverly put a highly erotic cover-pic on the box - occasionally even using pics/illustrations completely un-related to what can be found inside!

"So therefore one has to do research before purchasing. Not only checking the title, but the cast, studio, and director as well."

And THAT'S what I love so much about this LLV site's customer reviews, Lezfriend! I generally trust what a fellow-customer says about a specific video FAR MORE than I trust what's written on the box itself! Of course, you have to trust whoever's writing the review, as well!

"Still even it is an all g/g movie, you can only tell so much from the cover. The ultimate barometer is the movie itself."

This is true. There's an old saying that goes: "Once bitten, twice shy!" If I purchase a video by a director with whom I am unfamiliar, and the scenes therein turn out to be nothing more than two pretty women engaging in I-do-you-then-you-do-me sex with one another because they both just-so-happen to be occupying the same couch, I probably won't be in a hurry to purchase another video by that same director again anytime soon.

I once had high hopes for Still-By-Alan over there at Girlsway productions, until I realized that he's yet another one of those directors who doesn't particularly value erotic set-ups. No, he's hardly alone in that, but it's made me far-less-likely to purchase a new release with his name on it.

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Posted 4/1/2016 1:08 PM
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Quote: Lezfriend wrote: " You've got that right, Anon. In fact if a consumer were to purchase DVDs strictly on the basis of covers, that individual would probably be mistaking a lot of hetero movies for g/g...

"I once had high hopes for Still-By-Alan over there at Girlsway productions, until I realized that he's yet another one of those directors who doesn't particularly value erotic set-ups. No, he's hardly alone in that, but it's made me far-less-likely to purchase a new release with his name on it."


I could not disagree more. Stills by Alan values erotic set-ups a lot. His set-ups just don't happen to fit into the narrow range of what you consider an erotic set-up to be. In my opinion, Alan and Bree Mills do an excellent job by and large, of trying to flesh out story, character, and motivation, in both their stand-alone scenes and in their feature length girl/girl movies.

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Quote: Lezfriend wrote: " You've got that right, Anon. In fact if a consumer were to purchase DVDs strictly on the basis of covers, that individual would probably be mistaking a lot of hetero movies for g/g...

"I once had high hopes for Still-By-Alan over there at Girlsway productions, until I realized that he's yet another one of those directors who doesn't particularly value erotic set-ups. No, he's hardly alone in that," -Unfortunately I mostly agree, even with better production values and photography(of course if you got Jessa Rhodes and Sasha Gray and the Shyla, you are still compelled to take a peek and use the FF button).Stills must avoid the Stilly...Dan syndrome...
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Posted 4/1/2016 10:43 PM
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I absolutely agree for I once purchased a DVD boasting Sophie Moone in the cast. As the movie ended I asked "Where was Sophie Moone"
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Posted 4/1/2016 10:54 PM
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Hello Anon I have purchased the Nubile Films DVD and it arrived yesterday So I will be seeing it soon.I always review Nubile Films as I like them, Lesbian Beauties I will order as it has Kira Noir who was superb in Lesbian Romance 2 with Sara Luvv.

I am loathe to recomend to you as we have such different tastes but I would be surprised if I do not like the Nubile Films movie as I have liked all their other films.Similarly it is a rare Sweetheart film I dont like but there are ones with one recent title I will not name I did not like. I am sure you know the one I mean. I want no more riots.
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Posted 4/2/2016 6:56 AM


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This thread needs pix. Just sayin'.
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Posted 4/2/2016 1:40 PM


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Peter wrote: "Hello Anon I have purchased the Nubile Films DVD and it arrived yesterday So I will be seeing it soon."

That's great, Peter. I look forward to reading your review!

"I am loathe to recomend to you as we have such different tastes..."

Yes, we do. But just as many people who disagree with my own reviews have informed me that they can very often "read between the lines" regarding what I've written, figuring out whether or not a particular scene might be of interest to them, so have I done with your own reviews!

"...but I would be surprised if I do not like the Nubile Films movie as I have liked all their other films.Similarly it is a rare Sweetheart film I dont like but there are ones with one recent title I will not name I did not like. I am sure you know the one I mean. I want no more riots."

No, none of us want to see anymore riots! I'm just (primarily) interested in the amount of effort the Nubile Films director has made in setting-up the scenes. Or are the ladies involved already lesbians and already in a relationship, and simply re-kindling what's happened many times before?

Aristide wrote: "This thread needs pix. Just sayin'."

I agree 100%, Aristide, but I'm afraid I can't help you. I haven't been able to post pix or illustrations on this LLV forum since December 10, 2013! Seriously!

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humble opinion wrote: "I could not disagree more. Stills by Alan values erotic set-ups a lot. His set-ups just don't happen to fit into the narrow range of what you consider an erotic set-up to be."

I believe that the first video I ever purchased that was directed by Stills-by-Alan was 2014's "My Tutor" (co-directed by Craven Moorehead). All four scenes in that one had WEAK, un-erotic intros. I thought, at the time, that maybe Craven Moorehead was mostly to blame.

And then last year, I purchased TWO videos directed by Stills-by-Alan (both also co-directed by Bree Mills): 1) "The Business of Women" and 2) "The Turning - A Lesbian Horror Story" - in BOTH of those videos there was one incredibly hot scene followed by five MOSTLY WEAK ones! But which were directed by Bree Mills and which ones by Stills-By-Alan? I didn't know, and so I gave him the benefit of the doubt!

Well, this year I purchased "You Tricked Me" & "The Runaway," and the ONLY director listed in the credits for BOTH videos was Stills-by-Alan, and the intros in both videos were mostly LAME (at least in my opinion!) I am convinced that he does NOT take erotic set-ups seriously!

lesofilos wrote: "Unfortunately I mostly agree, even with better production values and photography (of course if you got Jessa Rhodes and Sasha Gray and the Shyla, you are still compelled to take a peek and use the FF button)."

Stills-by-Alan is one of those directors, lesofilos (who, just like Dan over there at Girlfriends Films) believes that so long as he casts beautiful women in his productions, quality erotic-intros are NOT really all that important. The women just need to begin going at it after he's signalled for them to start, and everybody will be happy! He can do much better!

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