May 22, 2006 02:57am
Pirates: 1st X to Get R Rating
Source: Digital Playground
by: Company Press Release
(VAN NUYS, CA) -- Joone's heavily awarded and highly visible 'Pirates' has become the first adult movie to successfully crossover, receiving an R-Rating from the MPAA. Following the R-Rating, Digital Playground acquired mainstream distribution from MTI.
They will release the new R-rated DVD version of 'Pirates' on July 11, 2006. Pre-book is scheduled for June 20, 2006, timed to coincide perfectly with the July 7th, theatrical release of 'Pirates of the Caribbean 2.'
Joone, Digital Playground founder and the director of 'Pirates,' is excited. He says, "I'm extremely pleased that the movie will be available for mainstream audiences. We have been working on this cut since December of 2005 and are very happy with the end result." Digital Playground President, Samantha Lewis smiles, "According to MTI's CEO and President, Larry Brahms, their top retail accounts are curious and interested in the new 'Pirates' and are buying deep. I couldn't be happier, 'Pirates' is truly a milestone; it is the first adult film to cross into the mainstream market and it is a perfect example of true independent filmmaking."
Filmed with High Definition 24p cameras, award-winning director Joone, has created an electrifying, swashbuckling adventure that takes you on a humorous and mystical journey through haunted seas. 'Pirates' features deadly swordplay against CGI skeleton warriors, awe-inspiring Incan magic, explosive sea battles, and over 300 special effects. Shot on location in California, and off the coast of Florida, 'Pirates' was released as an adult feature in September of 2005, and has already received over 29 awards, including a record-breaking 11 at the 2006 AVN Award Show. Shot on location in California, and off the coast of Florida, 'Pirates' stars Jesse Jane, Carmen Luvana, Janine, Teagan Presley, Devon, Austyn Moore and Jenaveve Jolie.
Boasting new box art and a new rating, the DVD extras on the R-rated 'Pirates' disc include: 16:9 Widescreen Format, 5.1 Digital Surround Sound, Visual F/X Making of, Bloopers, Trailer, and Optional Spanish Subtitles. 'Pirates' will be listed in the Action / Adventure section of your local retailer and preferred e-tailer.
To schedule interviews with Joone and the cast, or to request production artwork and review copies, contact Adella@DigitalPlayground.com
For additional information, including the 'Pirates' trailer, visit PiratesTheMovie.com
About Digital Playground, Inc.:
Digital Playground is the world leader in adult filmmaking and interactive formats boasting the largest HD library available. It has built its reputation creating, marketing and branding the most recognized, demanded and highest billed adult performers in the world. Teaming these exclusive stars with award-winning directors and a comprehensive post-production facility, complete with the only state of art special effects team housed by an adult entertainment compendium places DP miles ahead of the competition. Female owned and operated, Digital Playground emphasizes quality first employing fastidiously high production values in erotic film for women, men and couples. Digital Playground's commitment to excellence, innovative technology, brilliant full-length productions and exclusive contract stars are the secrets to its success. Bridging the gap between the entertainment industries, assisting the mainstream world with its quest for sex and the sex world with its quest for mainstream inclusion makes Digital Playground the highest demanded supplier of content for pay-per-view networks worldwide.