LOS ANGELES - Vivid continues to lead the adult industry charge into the Blu-ray disc format with the release of director Eon McKai's Debbie Loves Dallas. McKai's alternative reworking of Debbie Does Dallas ships Wednesday arrives in stores Oct. 24 from Vivid-Alt and Pulse Distribution.
“To be one of the early titles in the Blu-ray format is a pretty big deal,” McKai told AVN. “I'm really proud to be part of the Blu-ray push in adult films, particularly since Debbie Loves Dallas has the production value and sound quality to really show off this format. As soon as I saw the Blu-ray version I realized that DLD was made to be enjoyed in hi-def. Getting the disc licensed and stamped by AACS insures that people with the PS3 and other advanced players will have no trouble playing DLD.”
“We have been receiving consistent reorders for the standard Debbie Loves Dallas DVD, which has been honored with some amazing reviews,” said David Peskin, Vivid's national sales director. “Not often does an adult title receive so much mainstream publicity. It is well deserved for this movie, which was teased in the seven-part reality series ‘Debbie Does Dallas...Again’ on Showtime. DLD was encoded using the advanced VC-1 codec, is full 1080p resolution and was actually shot in HD for the purest high-definition experience."
In support of the release, XCritic.com has launched a week-long online promotion in which site visitors are invited to creatively alter a downloadable image from the original Debbie Does Dallas. Entries can be posted in the XCritic Forum on the www.xcritic.com site. Alt-porn darling Dana DeArmond will pick the five winners, who will receive a Blu-ray Disc signed by McKai and DeArmond.
Debbie Loves Dallas tells the story of two groups of girls — one group headed by "Debbie" (Vivid Girl Cassidey) and the other by Bambi (Charlotte Stokely). Powered by a script laced with pop culture references, the groups compete to see who can sleep with Punky, leader of the band Dallas. In addition to Stokely and DeArmond, Debbie Loves Dallas stars Vivid Girl Monique Alexander.
“From the first moment we heard that high-definition technology was coming to adult movies, our company wanted to make sure that its customers had the best possible service and most knowledge about the new formats,” said Mike Barry, director of business development for Adult DVD Empire. “We began with our mainstream division, and continued a high level of support on adult as soon as titles began releasing. Vivid, being one of the more forward thinking studios in the industry, has naturally embraced the high-definition formats. Now, with the release of Debbie Loves Dallas on Blu-ray we begin to see the potential this format has to offer adult movie fans.”
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