“Jenah Hex” from RingDivas Films (Review)

by HM

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The long-awaited followup to RingDivas’ series of “heroine destruction” movies is finally here with Jenah Hex, a new Western-inspired heroine torture film directed by Onze Rouge and starring Destiny Dumon, RichBitch Madison and Lindsay Michaels.  It features the same elements as the company’s previous releases but also utilizes an expanded storyline, dialogue and other conventional elements of filmmaking.  There are a few flaws here and there, but overall I enjoyed Jenah Hex as somewhat cheesy, exploitative entertainment.

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The bad guys, a wealthy developer who wants Charles Hex’s property and his two evil henchmen, show up and murder Charles Hex.  Then they rape the daughters (only one of which is shown) and torture them in the classic RingDivas style with punches, choking, hair-pulling, slapping, etc.  Michaels is topless during her torture scene, and Madison receives 18 lashes from a whip (I’m informed of the exact lash count by the RingDivas Films web site).

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As you might expect, Jenah Hex rides back into town, learns of her father’s murder, becomes enraged, and decides to seek revenge.  She encounters the villains and makes her intentions clear to them.  However, a henchmen sneaks up behind her and chloroforms her before she can do anything.  I might have preferred to see Destiny in action here before being defeated, but in any event, she’s subdued by the bad guys as the main villain orders his henchmen to “take her clothes off… strap her up!”

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The next six minutes or so are devoted to Jenah Hex’s torture.  Destiny Dumon starred in Girls of War III, which pretty much covered the same territory as you’ll see here, but I found Dumon’s acting much better in the torture scenes in Jenah Hex. So if you’re looking for a continuation of Girls of War III, you’ll find that here, although Dumon gets less screen time in this film.

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As a whole, I enjoyed Jenah Hex, and found it to be kind of an interesting experiment for this genre.  For one thing, there’s at least some attempt to create characters and a storyline.  I’m not sure how successful this is since the acting really isn’t very good and I’m not convinced that viewers are looking for much of a “story.”  Maybe this is an attempt to make a slightly more mainstream movie for viewers who aren’t interested in all-out heroine torture.

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I also find the video’s availability to be an interesting strategy which may prove successful but may also frustrate some viewers.  There is no download option for Jenah Hex.  If you want to watch it online, you’ll have to purchase access to streaming video (options include 1 day, 1 week or 2 weeks).  The benefit of this is that it only costs $9.95 for 1-day access, so if you only want to watch the video once, you don’t have to pay $25-$30.  You also get access to a couple of previous RingDivas films: Girls of War I and Sons of Seth in addition to Jenah Hex.

On the flip side, you can’t download it.  So if you want to watch it again a month from now, you’ll have to either buy the DVD or pay again for streaming video access.  I have no idea if this model will work or not, but I’m curious to find out.

I found Jenah Hex to be an enjoyable heroine destruction film with an interesting Western backdrop.  If you purchase and watch it, be sure to come back and leave your comments below.

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{ 20 comments }

1 MAV October 16, 2010 at 10:28 am

I was pleasantly surprised by Lindsay Michaels’ acting. I thought she did a pretty good job reacting to the blows and she looked good AOH. Didn’t think the rape scene was necessary. While Madison is hot, I don’t think she’s a great actress yet, particularly when strapped to the rack. I liked that they tried a whipping scene but Madison was too far away. Using visual cuts and a closer angle (a la Zen) i think they could’ve made it work better. Destiny made the movie. Although not oscar caliber, she surprised me with her screen presence when not on the rack. Strapped to the rack she was amazing as far as reacting to the blows and I can never get over how shredded her body is. I liked that they kept the angle above her waist so that she could fully stretch her upper body. 2 minor complaints on all 3 scenes were that I didn’t like the lacy lingerie (but I guess it keeps with the time/setting) and that we didnt see their backsides much. I also wonder if a sequel can have much “heroine destruction”

2 HM October 16, 2010 at 10:32 am

I agree with all of that, MAV. I also didn’t feel the rape scene was necessary (I skipped over most of it). And I agree that Destiny made the movie, particularly in her torture scenes.

3 Trystan October 16, 2010 at 11:42 am

So, Destiny has only SIX minutes screentime? wow : (

4 DeathCake October 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I think i’ll be capturing the online stream to a file on my computer. I can’t exactly sit here and watch the thing right through with children and the wife about… Terrible idea for a model, but I do realise this was done for privacy. Why not go the way of zen pictures? You need to download their plug in that needs to connect to the internet and won’t let you play the movie unless it can.

Film look good though!

5 HM October 16, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Trystan – Destiny has more than six minutes of total screen time, but only six minutes or so in the torture rack. She’s in several other scenes throughout the movie.

DeathCake – I agree. I really don’t know if this “streaming only” model is going to work, but I guess we’ll find out. It must be for piracy reasons, as I can’t imagine that there’s any other real advantage.

6 Maar13 October 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Well I got to see it and I liked the film, felt more like a big movie than the previous releases.

On my view I thing the acting from Destiny was very good, from the others I didn’t notice that much. Also felt the rape scene was there for no real reason, The torture scenes were cool.

The mode like some said, I am not fond on it, hope they go back o the old one.

I hope the next movie to be as good or better since they seem to be putting more into that department.

7 Gerry October 16, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I was disappointed. The rape scene added nothing for me.

I agree with the rest who say streaming is a bad idea. It might be good for Ring Divas but lousy for us.

8 Trystan October 16, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Thank you guys for the info and the great reviews!
Let me ask you one more thing… Are they using sound effects for the punches and stuff, or was it just for the trailers?

9 Fabio October 16, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Are there a lot of low blows? Hope they didnt leave those out.

10 Maar13 October 17, 2010 at 3:35 am

@Trystan: Well, about the effects for the punches, yes they use sound effects for them.

@Fabio: Not really a lot low blows, more punches to the belly, but not a lot of low bows.

11 Maar13 October 17, 2010 at 4:55 am

Sorry guys, I checked it again and as far as sound effects, maybe just with the whip, not for the punches.

And there are very few low blows, but nothing significant at all.

12 Rocket Man October 17, 2010 at 10:48 am

When is Ring Divas going to do a heroine destruction movie where it’s woman vs woman?

See men beat up woman is pathetic. Do they get a thrill from making movies where men beat up women?

This is just sad.

13 Picasso October 27, 2010 at 7:55 am

I like man beating up women. It’s just a matter of individual preferences, and RingDiva did a good job so far.

Destiny Dumon is hot. She should do another heroine destruction movie soon, if not, make it two heroines in the movie!

I like Linsay Michaels too. Hope to see her in more perilous scenes though.

14 MAV October 17, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Rocket Man-Sons of Seth features a female villain, but aside from that, it’s that same guy. Maybe in the next one “Gojirah” will be the villain.

15 Maar13 October 18, 2010 at 12:03 am

@Rocket Man.

Hey why don’t you give them an e-mail with those comments?

They are really open to suggestions and if they see it can work, they will do it.

In Sayuri’s first movie one of the villains was a female: Vannesa Kraven.

I think they do it this way because it has been a success for them, but if they know the way fans feel they will change the model they are used to.

16 deathcake October 18, 2010 at 3:58 am

I wouldn’t call it sad. Some people like it, some people don’t. Personally I like the man beating up the woman :)

17 perified October 19, 2010 at 7:09 pm

I am kind of disappointed. From the posters and preview, they sure know what/who is selling this, and yet Destiny Dumon got only several minutes screen time?? What gives??

Might rename the thing “Hex Sisters”.

18 SH October 19, 2010 at 8:02 pm

If Ring Divas reads these reviews please bring back the download option. I will not buy streaming . if you do a download option i would buy this movie. Thanks

19 Mike October 23, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Superb! Both rape and torture scenes very well done.

M/F domination always compelling.

20 Jose October 28, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I would love to see these guys do superheroine in peril type videos. Their production values look outstanding and their girls are HOT and SEXY!!! Especially Destiny. Get her in a spandex high cut leotard superheroine costume and I’ll pay anything.

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