Episode 28 from The Battle for Earth

TBFE 28 16 175x98 Episode 28 from The Battle for EarthEpisode 28 of The Battle for Earth introduces a new superheroine named Diamond, who wears a quite revealing costume and ends up fighting a couple of mean-spirited thugs in a park. This episode features a lot of humor, and should please fans of the series so far.

Returning villain Kaid walks around in a park, perhaps searching for superheroines. He senses a powerful aura, which is “young… uncontrolled… perfect!” Which means that either Kaid has located Justin Bieber, or that he has detected a scantily-clad superheroine somewhere nearby. Suddenly, from out of nowhere, our heroine appears—a newcomer who goes by the name of Diamond, and who wears the aforementioned revealing costume.

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Diamond demands to know what Kaid is doing, and this leads to a fight sequence which includes Diamond being throat-lifted and slammed to the ground and then punched in the stomach several times and bearhugged. Personally, I didn’t care for this heroine’s moaning style, but maybe I’m being too picky. (I never thought I would become a professional judge of “moaning styles.”)

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Diamond manages to escape, and Kaid meets up with another bad guy named Draiken. Kaid instructs Draiken to find the heroine in the “little, blue outfit” and bring her to Kaid. Draiken goes off to find Diamond, which leads to an extended quasi-chase sequence (Diamond can’t really know who is pursuing her, and Draiken doesn’t really know what Diamond looks like). Nevertheless, this slow chase continues until Draiken eventually catches up to Diamond, leading to fight sequence #2. This fight includes lots of punches directed at Diamond, although she gets a few shots in herself.

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I don’t want to reveal any more of the plot (as there are a few twists), but there is another extended fight scene between Diamond and Draiken, which involves, among other things, a backbreaker and Diamond’s body being stretched in various ways. The video ends with Diamond making a somewhat surprising choice, possibly setting things up for a follow-up episode (just a guess on my part).

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  1. Guys, I can’t tell you how happy I am with the direction TBFE is going now. It’s clear you meant what you said a couple months back and the results are really starting to show. This episode is noteworthy for a number of reasons. The new heroine is a great find for one. She is very attractive, has a dynamite bod, moves really well, sells the fighting well, and she can act! Do whatever you can to hold on to her. I also really like the assistant dude. Maybe he’s a bit over the top at times, but there’s nothing wrong with injecting a little humor into the mix, and he moves and acts well also. Using an outdoor environment for the whole movie was a cool choice. I’d guess it added some complications with lighting and sound, but I’d say it was worth the hassle to put out something a little different.

    A couple suggestions. Some of the shots were really washed out (a bright day plus quite a white-skinned heroine) to the point where it was a bit distracting. No one expects perfection, but any improvements here would be appreciated. The second thing I almost hesitate to mention because you clearly made an effort to get this right, which I greatly respect. The heroine’s vocal reactions to the fight scenes were pretty damn good, but I think it would be even better if she didn’t go all out with the painful reactions right from the start. It’s an area where maybe the suspense could be built by having her reactions become more desperate as the battle moves along. This is really a tiny gripe though, because what you’ve done here is really good.

    I forgot to mention the costume. There might be some different opinions on this, but I thought it was really sexy. Definitely the sort of thing that only a perfectly toned body could pull off, and that’s certainly the case here. I loved the scenes where she’s lying helpless on the grass, showing plenty of leg, while her opponent stands over her.

    I couldn’t be much happier with this episode and I can hardly wait for more of this style of movie, and more of this heroine too.

  2. So Do any of the recent videos contain any low blows? I remember The earlier episodes would at least have like one or two in there. Was that just Rye thing Or will u continue to include those in the fight scenes as well? I know they are a fetish element but I was Just wondering if u decided to rule the low blows out from all your videos since based on the reviews and the trailers the newer episodes dont seem to include them.

  3. darklord

    i like TBFE but i feel like their villains are pretty lame. Spawn is good, and i loved the villainess Seline or at least i think that was her name. Nuclear girl is a great villainess as well.

    but the rest of the guys? they just strike me as cast offs from the jersey shore or something, and don’t come off as guys that could battle a heroine. I think they’d be better off sticking with Spawn, any villainess and monsters (like Rye’s jeckle demon)

    this heroine looks hot and i love the costume, but the goofy villain ruins it for me, and have no interest in Kaid either to be honest

  4. torrent

    I really love these outfits, but I guess what keeps holding me back on this series is that I never see any peril. Is there more peril in these pictures then they are showing?

  5. PerilforPussycats

    @torrent

    I think your looking for some other kind of peril. I mean when a woman is lifted of the ground by the neck or put in a bearhug, punched in the lower regions, do you not think she is in peril? ;p

    I respect TBFE for the hard work they do for the peril fans here, although as my name suggests I am not really into the M/F peril that is churned out by them. I and many others are more interested in females doing the peril to other females or even the males (omg wierd!).

    Anyway all I wanted to say that the only criticism I have about the peril is the throat lift’s, TBFE too many times tilts and raises of the camera are used (the perfect example of this episode 25 “Distraction”) and in my opinion it really ruins the effect of the lift for me, just showing the helpless girl with her feet off the ground really sells the effect. Anyway’s ramble over.

  6. Jobber Lover

    The trailer looks great. I’ll have to pick this one up.
    I’m not huge on Diamond’s costume, but I love that athletic body underneath. She’s a hot one.
    BTW: I like the slightly dim assistant. Adding in some humor is a good thing.

  7. John Cutter

    Are you kidding me!!!!! A super-heroine in a belly dancer costume!!! This sucks! I’m not getting this one it looks really crap. Come on The Battle for Earth, you have to do better.

  8. @ John Cutter
    I don’t mean to sound like an apologist here but that is of course your opinion. I am not a big fan of it either but I wouldn’t call it crap. It looks alright for the most part. Kinda reminds me of Kitanna from Mortal Kombat. The only thing missing is the mask that covers her mouth. A mask could be an excellent addition for Diamond that way it could lead to a humilating unmasking scene. Next time try to add some constructive criticism. In my experience it’ll help the producers and help you in the long run.

  9. Hey guys,

    Thanks to those who thought this ep was cool and as always, no problem to those who didn’t dig the costume or just didn’t like the peril. No worries! Yeah – we were aiming for that Mortal Combat Kitanna type of thing – exactly. Yeah – couldn’t nail down the right shoe – agreed. Also, thanks @Bert. We’re trying to do exactly what we said we were aiming to do a few months ago and you pretty much summed it up. I know not everybody is going to like the bit of slap stick humor or even the couple of villains that were mentioned. That’s OK. We’ll even take the sharp critique as in the end, it just shows you guys give a crap. I’d rather have that than nothing at all!:)

    In essence, we’re basically trying to keep a diverse bunch of roles. You’ve got serious Spawn all the way to a goofy Draiken, and somewhere in between, Kaid. You throw in an other worldly Lor’cal and get a few sadistic female villains in there, and you’ve got an interesting combination – it basically lends to all sorts of possibilities!

    Actually, it was mentioned above a creature type of villain such as in Rye’s product. We’re definitely toying with something that will be reoccurring in that role, as well as some sort of cyborg and a mad scientist. All in good time!

    Anyway – hope you all enjoy the episode – or at least a part of it! Oh yeah – before I forget – yeah – some of those shots were hell. We cut out a ton that really got blown out. It came from shooting a few scenes at almost damn near dark, and yeah, it bugged the hell out of me too in a few parts;)

    Cheers and hope everybody has a great upcoming weekend!

    Take it easy,

    Allen
    TBFE

  10. decendingskulls

    If you’re going to shoot outdoors, you gotta be real careful how you do it. Cameras can be real fickle with outdoor lighting as they’re not as sophisticated as our human eyes are. Shooting near dusk? Could use a light. May seem counter-intuitive seeing as how shots were over-exposed, but the light gives the camera an anchor. The actors will be lit perfectly and the background will be darker and more colorful. Just gotta be careful not to get the light too close to ‘em of course. Well, that’s my two cents.

    I love the outfit. Leggy with heels? Now that’s what I’m talkin about.

  11. Not a bad vid by any-means!

    I wasn’t a massive fan of the costume, but I love the outside shots! – although I totally understand them being difficult to shoot. Even on lt most sunny day, whenever I’ve done shooting work outside diffuse lighting has been involved – it is annoying, but it saves on re-takes or lost footage.

    I think the costume could be realatively easy to fix, make the skirt-thing about half the length and add a kitana type mask. Making the skirt shorter makes alot more sense – it won’t get in the way while throwing kicks etc.

  12. decendingskulls

    [This comment contains spoilers!]

    I bought the video – First TBFE video I’ve purchased in a while. I was mostly drawn to the heroine for her beauty, revealing costume, and sexy acting promoted in the trailer. I don’t care as much if it somewhat resembles a belly-dancing costume. It’s a costume that she wears when she’s going to kick ass, and it empowers her. It totally works in my opinion.

    Everybody has great moves and great acting here, and the physicality of the movie is consistently fun to watch. Kaid and Draiken make a great comedic villain duo with Kaid being the straight man. Kaid’s sarcastic reactions and mannerisms kind of remind me of Nick from Left 4 Dead 2. Comedic villainy is not really my cup of tea, but I have to hand it to these guys that they gave a fun performance. Diamond sells every move and every line very very well. These are not amateurs. They are not pros either. I disagree with the reviewer on one point: I love her “moaning style”. However I will agree with Bert that the moaning comes on too soon. There is a bit of a disconnect between how you know one minute she’s badass, the next minute she’s in her first bearhug or receiving her first set of blows and she’s moaning like she’s almost at the end of the line. To make her sound-reactions more effective, she should only slightly register the first attacks, and then gradually let out the moans as she gets worn down. I love her outfit. Please have more superheroines in heels like these! I know not everyone agrees with me on this.

    I love the outdoors for this – it is SO rare that we get outside! LOL. Natural light is great and the natural backdrop adds a lot to the movie. However it definitely adds some lighting challenges that you wouldn’t have in a studio. My suggestion again is bring some sort of lighting if you can. The easist and often best solution is to have someone with a large mirror or board of aluminum foil to reflect the natural light onto the actors. This requires no power source, no extension cables, and if used properly, the light it gives off is heavenly.

    My only other complaint is the plot. I’m not big into a villain recruiting heroines. I’d rather see the heroine targeted for destruction. But this is sort of TBFE’s theme, so I guess that complaint is pointless.

    Anyways, glad I bought it. Definitely a fun video! Thanks!

  13. decendingskulls

    Ooops! I posted a spoiler in my previous comment and I did not mean to. If the moderator has a way to enter a warning onto that comment, then by all means please do.

    (Spoiler warning added! – HM)

    and PS, Yes I would pay more for a video with better lighting. I realize that it means you have to hire an additional guy to walk around with a mirror or light, and that this guy has to be paid for his time. If that cost were passed on down to the customer in the form of a higher price for the video, I would personally be ok with that. If we can’t see the superheroine because the film is overexposed, what is the point of them wearing a cute outfit?

  14. @decendingskulls – It’s always possible Kaid isn’t actually recruiting superheroines, but rather is a very lonely villain who is seeking friendship… Guess that probably isn’t very convincing – lol:)

    Hey – point taken on the overexposed shots!:) I’ll be the first to agree with you. And hey, I shot this one, so I get to take the credit!:) Ultimately, I chose to go full manual with the iris shot by shot towards the very end of the shoot. It was pretty dark and directionally, the sun was setting – worst conditions of course to shoot in with no extra light! I was also trying to match lighting for congruency purposes from the morning to the evening – impossible. As much experience on that rig as I’ve got, there’s just no substitute for good light, and yeah – definitely wish we had an extra set of hands on this one in hind sight. It’s always something!:) No excuses or anything – just agreeing with ya!

    Actually, it’s like I said in the above post, I really appreciate customers noticing details like this. You always kind of wonder just how close people are watching from a technical stand point when you see product solely shot in hotel rooms with a lamp for light, and they seem to be selling similar content better than what you just shot, painstakingly taking notice of details quality related. Always makes you stop and wonder if it’s worth the time, so thank you! Good to know people appreciate a certain level of quality, and maybe are even willing to pay an extra dime for it occasionally- especially in today’s market! We’ll strive to do better – always – and I promise we won’t charge more for good lighting!:)

    At any rate, we’ve got a new A rig coming our way, so that should be the last we have to deal with this issue – thankfully! Heck of lot better in low light and just all around – much better quality, especially during the fight scenes and action sequences!

    Hope everybody has a Happy Fri and great weekend!

    Take care,

    Allen
    TBFE