Next Global Crisis’ Side Mission 3

Next Global Crisis is back with another Side Mission video, which features a fight between Sebastian Lunar, one of the genre’s best villains, and in my opinion the best new character introduced in season 2, Erica Lynne.  Check out the stills, and my review, below.

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Review by Sidekick

I was a broken man when Suki Deluxe was killed off, for no other reason than her death destroyed my hot-girl holy trinity of Bluebird, Angel and Suki. However, I feel quite comfortable that Erica Lynn can slide into that third spot. That woman is just insanely good looking.

The episode itself opens up with Sebastian giving an interview and talking about his “rehabilitation.” Erica soon intervenes and informs the public that Red Mist is not the altruistic group they claim to be. Sebastian hits Erica with a head butt and a knee lift and the action commences.

This fight itself is not all that heavy on peril. The advantage swings back and forth several times. Sebastian uses moves such as stomach punches, a back breaker and a reverse-bearhug to gain an advantage. However, Sebastian never quite catches on to the fact that Erica can duplicate herself and this ultimately leads to trouble for Mr. Lunar.

I enjoyed this episode—not just because it involved two of my favorite characters—but because it advanced the story. It was time for somebody from Elite Force to make a stand and attempt to inform the public about the danger presented by Red Mist. Erica did just that, and Sebastian’s actions in front of the cameras are not going to endear him to the Red Mist hierarchy.

One more thing, and then a question for the producers. First, I thought the photos that accompanied this release were top notch! They include some awesome stills of Erica and a great shot of Athena from a future episode. I don’t think I have ever covered the extras that come with these NGC films, but I thought these particular photos were too good to ignore.

As far as my question: Where the heck is Bluebird? I think we all need some more Claire Yellowless in our lives. Just my opinion.

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68 comments on Next Global Crisis’ Side Mission 3

  • Jul. 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    @Sidekick – Bluebird you say? Where the heck is she? Well, there will be more of her. In fact she will be involved in some very special videos from September onwards.

  • Jul. 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Interesting episode. Could have been better though. That darn Erica Lynn was just too clever for old Luner. I I very much agree with you sidekick on the photo set. I was very pleased with them as well. not just because they were free but because Ashleigh Lawrence is just so damn cute, and not to mention looks so sexy as a superheroine. Thank you for those NGC. Ashleigh has the look down and even the acting but her reactions is where I feel like she still has room to improve. The backbreaker was nice though probably the only highlight of the video besides Erica herself. Really looking forward to what looks like an outnumbered Athena in the next installment.

  • Jul. 21, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I dont understand the criticisms of this film, it was an excellent side mission and great value for money! The acting of Erica improves massively from the last film and fighting was great. Erica does outsmart Luner in the end but she herself is often outmatched and is knocked out twice. It also adds to the development of the story. I strongly recommend it to any doubters. Its always nice to see NGC experiment with new concepts all the time instead of repeating things over and over like TBFE.

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 4:12 am

    Her gloves are incrdible sexy – but what about her suit and her boots? She looks like coming from the fifties… Please spend her a very shiny pvc catsuit, and some nice boots.

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 11:10 am

    So, where to begin with a review of the latest Side Mission!!??!! Personally, I think it’s incredibly disappointing. How bad? Well, to put it into simple terms, my viewing went like this – Play…Yawn…Delete. For starters, I thought the Side Missions were to replacement the Training Rooms, by retaining that same ‘short on story, heavy on action’ format. Action? If I want to watch people running the 400 metres, I’ll stick the Olympics on, thank you very much. And what little action there was seemed to be either spoilt by camera angles or lack of reactions. Strange, as I loved Erica’s selling of the action in her first outing too! Also, the costume – Erica’s an incredibly shapely heroine to say the least, and NGC obviously place great emphasis on this by placing her in a skintight catsuit, which is perfect. So why oh why do they team it with a cape that then doesn’t allow us to see her perfect figure during the action? I do like capes, but seriously the part where she’s on Sebastian’s back – it looks less like she’s attacking him, and more like it’s rubbish collection day and he’s carrying a bin liner outside! Overall, the worse of three recent sub – standard releases from NGC, so much so that I’ll now be waiting to read a review before any future purchases.

    It’s wasn’t all bad though, believe it or not! Erica is indeed gorgeous, Seb’s his usual awesome self, and I really, really like the format of the photo sets now.

    Here’s to hoping that NGC get back on track really soon, in my eyes anyway!

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Camera angles!!! That is my main problem when it comes to Next Global Crisis videos and one of the reasons I have stayed away from recent episodes. Usually when I buy a video I am left disappointed because you guys missed out on an excellent opportuinity somewhere in the film with bad camera work.

    You need to provide more fan service with sexy camera angles during the action; especially with superheroines like Bluebird, Celestia and Angel. Up the “sexy” factor please and show off more of the girls while they are in costume. It’s really a shame seeing a fine woman in costume and not seeing a camera angle from the rear.

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    There’s a lot to like about this video. Beautiful heroine – check. Great costume – check (I like the long cape!) Advance the storyline – check. Back and forth fight action – check. Bunch of nice photos for free – check. All of this makes this release worth picking up. I really enjoyed it. I understand and share some of Mark and RyanD’s concerns, but I think they are being a bit too harsh. I will say that a sterling opportunity was missed with the back breaker scene. The lack of a wider shot of Erica draped over Sebastian’s knee was disappointing. She is so lovely, and with them on a raised platform and her spectacular long hair, seeing her bent over his knee with her hair hanging over the edge of the platform would have been been unforgettable.

    Still, forgetting about what’s not there and judging on what is – this is another fine video from NGC. I for one am looking forward to another Erica Lynn episode in the future. Perhaps, even given the time constraints and difficulty choreographing the fight scenes, more attention could go to providing some angles that accentuate the sexiness and peril, as stated by RyanD.

    Oh yeah, nice work on incorporating a choke and not letting it dominate the whole movie;)

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I’m afraid I do agree with Mark and Ryan, very good production values here. However in terms of playing on the heroine’s sexiness, well, it’s pretty much non existent.

    Considering the price per min I’d like to see more alluring camera work. There’s alot of great elements well put together, all that’s missing is a little more sexiness! – Not a strip tease or anything, just camera work showing off the heroine’s “assets”.

    I just think NGC is trying a little bit too hard to play to the wants of the mainstream, and as such is turning from the majority of its fanbase – who buy this kind of content because they can’t find it in the mainstream!

    Agree with Mark’s sentiment, hope NGC can get it back on track.

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Well this has been slightly mixed. I’m very pleased that people enjoyed the new look photos, we will strive to make future packs this way. I was very pleased because it was ‘on the hoof’ as it were and I thought beautifully shot and posed considering.

    As far as choice of shots goes the guy who edits will have been forced into the choices he made by the quality of the alternatives. He’s our biggest asset and certainly knows how to create the best scene if the footage is there.

    Any issues with camera work I am aware of and am confident they will be ironed out. I think a point to make is that if one of you makes a request on a Sunday I can’t suddenly react to it and on Monday be shooting a new film in a different way which is then released. All changes are gradual but pretty swift still I think.

    The side missions do advance the story and will continue to apart from the odd occasion. We will be doing something for people who want non-story based action pretty soon, but we have a lot that we want to tell and can only do that this way.

    I am open to suggestions but would like them framed in a sensitive and grown up way. I received a message yesterday that was so rude you would think I’m not making superheroine movies but rather killing kittens with hammers. That particular person was removed from the discount list and I am banning their ip address so as far as I can it will disallow them from purchasing from us. I do not deserve abuse for this work.

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I literally have totally mixed feelings!

    I absolutely love the level of attention to detail in terms of production value, but also really love to see the hotness of the models emphasized too!

    Glad to hear you’ll be working on it :)
    Look forward to seeing future even mre awesome and closer to perfect vids!

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I strongly disagree with the criticisms, saw no problem with the costume or camera angles, I thought the sexiness was brought out just fine, are people forgetting that NGC isnt a porn site and doesnt do hardcore?

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Alluring camera work is hardly hardcore porn. I hate when people totally exaggerate opposing points, to make the original point seem ridicules. Isn’t that a strawman situation?

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I should point out that I’m not resting on my laurels here. These are primarily fight films designed to be extensions of TV shows or films that designate a total of 30 seconds of a 2 hours blockbuster movie to the heroine fighting. If I believed I was making something ‘good enough’ then A) I would be a different person, and B) Would not go to the effort of attempting anything new but just make the same thing over and over. I wouldn’t design and make new costumes, hell I could have saved myself about $3000 this year alone if you are happy with shop bought bits and pieces. I’m not happy with that though so I’m cool spending the money. Complaints about this costume I reject utterly. A PVC catsuit is a flawed idea for these films, why? PVC is very difficult to buy with an effective fit, looking creased and ill-fitting. It is also a fabric which does not breathe and therefore would cause great discomfort to an actress during a 12-hour physical shoot. You will find that wherever PVC is used as an outfit there is a lot of skin on show, if not then we’re talking a photoshoot or very short non-active film. Otherwise the film-makers hate their actresses and don’t expect to work with them again.

    With all due respect, I must point out that only I know about the make up of our fanbase and from where it is sourced, and this site accounts for just a fraction. I engage here because we tend to get a lot of comments and questions. There has been no vast change in our work, we never did 30 second ass shots because it’s not what we are about, you can get that in lots of places. I understand what alluring is, I know the difference.

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Sorry, that comment wasn’t direct at you NGC. I don’t really share the view, as I think the realistic fight scenes and grounded camera work are perfect for your work. I wouldn’t ask for it to be changed. Every heroine movie type producer brings something different, and I for one would like to keep it that way.

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Whatever you do, don’t remove the cape on that costume. There’s just too many videoes out there where the heroine has this tiny piece of fabric that is supposed to be a cape. Nice to see some with a big flowy one. Sure it might block some ass shots and such, but flowy capes are awesome!

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    @deathcake – No problem.

    I want people to know that they can positively effect what we make by commenting here. It just needs to be framed in a way that bears a relation to what we make. Whenever someone says “I liked what you did in Episode X – could you do more of that?” then it gets serious consideration because it is within our remit. Also, if people want to show me things they’ve found on youtube that they would like to see us try I am open to it.

    Believe it or not I’m not trying to make films that irritate people. Heaven knows I’ve made purchases of things myself in the past that I regretted. I’m very excited by what we have coming up for the remainder of this year and also our 3rd Birthday later this week.

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I think NGC is in serious denial of what their videos are and what fanbase they are trying to cater to. It’s a big reason why I have stopped support the site, no matter how beautiful the production values are.

    I remember a long time ago when NGC wad barely just an idea, there was all this talk on a certain yahoo group from them that they totally got our little genre. Seems they were mistaken.

    Post not intended to be hateful! Just spelling my opinions.

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Well ok, I remember that too. The thing is, there isn’t any one single way or any one type of fan.

    What I base my idea of the fanbase on is: What sites link to me, where most of my web traffic comes from, when I release a film the colour of the emails I get and the things that people request, if I make one type of film how many people buy it versus another type of film, the fact that we’ve broadly not changed what we make in 3 years.

    I’m not in denial about what one section of our fanbase wants to see, and I do cater to it as best I can, but again, we’ve not lurched in any direction in 3 years, we’ve maintained consistency in what we make. If people get tired of it then I am sorry as I do not set out to be tiresome, but if I made directly what that one person wanted I risk a whole lot more.

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I don’t think it’s an issue about NGC being in ‘denial’ about anything. As the comments that follow almost every video from various companies on this site continue to illustrate, NGC is trying to cater to a fanbase with an enormous array of prefences and personal dislikes. Everything from costumes to the moves used to who wins to is there enough peril or the right kind of peril… and so it goes on.

    As a fight fan first and foremost, obviously this particular video didn’t appeal to me… But that’s my own fault. Rather than wait for a review or two (or even watching the trailer), I picked it up as soon as the discount e-mail came through. I guess I just hoped this would be a fast-paced, fight-heavy, villian dominant video – my own personal preference, of the many that this board hosts – and I didn’t wanna spoilt it in advance! So a lesson learned there, then.

    But that’s my point. This isn’t a bad video. It’s just a not a video for me.

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    PowerGirlFanBoy590 wrote – I think NGC is in serious denial of what their videos are and what fanbase they are trying to cater to.

    This comment is on the short list for stupidest entries in the history of the site. You are not a spokesman for the “fanbase” and you are in a slightly less advantageous position than NGC to determine who they are trying to cater to. Mistaking your own preferences for those of others is pathetic.

  • Jul. 22, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Man NGC has some of the most harshest critics. Yes, even to me they havent really “hit the nail on the head” in some of the more recent videos, the last video I remember being really pleased with like 10/10 was Side Mission 2 Bluebird vs Eliza. But that doesnt mean the rest of their stuff was garbage, as some people basically describe it as. I wasnt fully impressed but Im more than confident they will make another video that I will totally enjoy as much as SM 2 or even better.You guys cant expect every single video to be exactly what you want.

    On to the costume, YES she is wearing a cape, it hid her booty when she was climbing on Luner, boo hoo.Just because of that we should bash on the costume design? Its still sexy as hell. and LOOKS like an actual superheroine costume, I doubt heroines will be like ” Hmm I dont want to wear a cape cuz then it wont show off my ass”. Costumes can be sexy but they are also supposed to be practical. This costume is PERFECT balance in that.

    PS Please dont change anything with her costume, its one of the reasons I like Erica so much, But this is just a thought, Would you think she would look better with an Eye mask? Like Catherine Marks. I just feel like if anything was to be missing its that. and Thank you for lowering her belt, much better.

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 6:06 am

    I suppose we could have done a face-mask. It’s a bit late now for her. Next time we shoot with a face mask I’m determined to be better prepared with the right adhesives, Catherine’s mask was very tricky to keep on her face! I’m not a fan of big fabric masks either that hide too many facial features. As for Erica’s costume – well it works in the context of the characters back-story. She was given a costume just before she went on active duty at the very start of the Elite Force project, for that reason it’s more conservative than later editions of EF heroine costumes when the whole group was meant as more of a pr stunt. That was really my thinking when designing it.

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 7:10 am

    I love the Erica costume as it is now, As example of what videos i love i think that the blue bird side mission was epic and what i love to see more are hits and reaction. I think that everybody loved the training room videos because we all known that we are going to see a fight and thats it, now the side mission have to create a context for the fight and some times thats takes a long portion of the video.Fail safe sisters works better as a short video because the context is already presented and is more similar to TR. Somes maybe are disspointed with this video but you can always choose to buy an episode, a side mission or a FSS chapter. I think that NGC is offering a lot ( with the photos also) and thats way better than have only an episode for month. And they are trying to make it all as bis as possible
    And about the sexiness of the first comments for me a girl who doestn try to be sexy is sexy. The character works fine as it is for me but maybe in the future we can see another heroine who uses her appeal to try to take some advantage.

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Here’s a repost of my review which I guess I put in the wrong spot:

    As always with NGC, this episode is well executed. Erica Lynn is smoking hot. Lunar is spot-on. The episode does serve to continue the story. But as much as it pains me to do so, I have a hard time recommending this one. I don’t think it has any shelf life. This would be a perfect episode to watch on a streaming option. I think this is an episode that you watch once but not go back to again and again.

    There’s one really sweet back-breaker, but otherwise there’s not that much that happens in this one. I have to say I was entertained while watching it, but I was rooting hard for Lunar to beat Erica senseless and that never happened. I guess the story progressed, but all we learned is that Lunar is a bad-guy… I think we already knew that.

    I will say this, the best thing about this episode is the free pics that came with it. There’s one of an upcoming episode with Athena and she looks outrageously hot in the photo. And there’s a ton of pics of Ashleigh Lawrence as Erica Lynn some of which are candid and some are action shots. Ashleigh Lawrence may have the cutest smile I’ve ever seen. The snap shots of her smiling could absolutely melt the coldest heart.

    The episode itself is good, but NGC has set the bar so high. They have so many episodes that I really like that this just isn’t anywhere near one of my favorites of theirs. Even though I love Ashleigh Lawrence as Erica Lynn and I will buy everything she’s in. I would be much more likely to go back and re-watch Season 2, episode 3 again and again, rather than this one.

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

    New Comment:

    Okay, so I watched it again and stand by my previous review. I agree with NGC stance that not all episodes will fit all tastes. But having said that I will include what I hope are constructive comments that NGC can use:

    1 – Punching: Watching two people trade haymakers with nobody being knocked off their feet or being bruised or bleeding gets dull. Constructive comment: Let the heroine bleed or bruise. In Season 1 episode 2 Angel gets knocked around and bruised several times. Season2 Side Mission 2 Bluebird bleeds from a haymaker to the face. I know that’s not for everyone and it complicates shooting but it’s awesome!

    Similar Constructive Comment: Knock the heroine off her feet: In Season 1 ep2, and Training Room 5 Angel gets knocked off her feet, kicked while she’s down. She is then picked up by the chin only to be knocked down again. This also happens to BlueBird in several episodes but the best example may be Training Room 4 where punches knock her off her feet and she’s picked up and held up only to be punched again.

    2 – Heroine kicked while she’s down. This used to be a mainstay of the Training room videos, best example is probably Nina Hellfire vs Angel in Training Room 5. But a twist on the idea could be what was done to Erica Lynn in Season2 Episode 3 when she’s electrocuted while crawling on her belly. I appreciate it when you add bad guys doing evil things.

    3 – Heroine picked up by the chin only to take more punishment. Angel and Bluebird are the clear masters of this, although Suki and Magenta have also sold this move. Celestia had a great variation of this in Season 2 Ep4 when Sabastian Lunar used her stick to display her like a trophy.

    4 – Heroine takes a one sided beatdown. The last really good version of this you’ve done was Suki taking a beating for most of Season 2 Ep4 from Sebastian Lunar. She was knocked down, picked up and knocked down again. It was awesome, and I think it was what I was really hoping for from this side mission. Which is why I think my disappointment was so great in this episode. If I want to watch a heroine and a villain trade punches for a while and have nobody bleed or really even get hurt I’d watch episodes of Dark Angel, or Alias, or even Birds or Prey on Hulu. I participate and give my money to this genre loyally to see what we can’t get anywhere else, which is: THE VILLIAN WINNING AND BEATING DOWN THE HEROINE!

    So, in conclusion, I hope I’ve given NGC some feedback that helps them know what I like. I really appreciate what you guys do and that you really seem to listen and care what the fans think. I know you obviously read what’s posted on this forum. I am still your biggest fan and supporter. I have purchased every single episode you’ve ever produced most of them within a few minutes of getting the email letting me know they are available. I’ve only been disappointed twice. Once with no full body shot of Angel tied up (we’ve covered that at nausea) and in THIS episode because I was expecting Erica to take a beatdown and other than the back breaker (which by the way, was great) there was never any time in the episode I felt like Erica Lynn was in danger of losing.

    I will say this: The photos are awesome. Erica Lynn’s smile is sensational – Very cute indeed. The back breaker in this video would make a highlight reel of all the best stuff you’ve done over the past couple years. But other than backbreaker; this episode will lack the shelf life of some of the great ones you’ve done in the past. (as mentioned above.)

    Here’s hoping a looking forward to the next release of NGC and hopefully getting a heroine beat down.

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Perhaps “denial” isn’t the right word but as I’ve said before all of the NGC videos are mostly the same and blend together. Yes the setting may change, the costume and girls change. But it’s just one karate/fist-fight after another. Again and again. Three years now and the core content of each video rarely ever varies.

    I guess is what I’m saying, why not have a video with a capture and whipping scene? Light bondage and/or torture? I stopped buying bc I bought anywhere between 8-10 episodes and outside of season 1 episode 7 which was heavily story driven (and their best episode in my opinion) all the episodes blend together. Heroine X fist-fights villain Y

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    @Beast – Thanks, good comments as usual.

    @Jobber Lover – I’m pretty cool with those requests. I think the next film will tick more boxes for you than this one did. As far as bruising goes I do like it myself if it is lightly done. I think if we turned girls into bloody wrecks the majority wouldn’t like it, nor would I. But you aren’t asking for that, just a bit more realism. I’m keen to do this and we are going to change the way we shoot to find more time for these sorts of things. It may not be overnight because it can be a bit like turning an oil tanker around, but rest assured I can cover most of these bases more often.

    @Darklord – You will likely enjoy Episode 6 as it ticks some of the boxes you have outlined here. We will be working in as much variation as we can and I am sure it will increase, but fundamentally we do altercations, I think it’s fair to say that most long running series are formulaic to an extent.

    Btw, I appreciate this kind of discourse because it’s entirely reasonable. It is the sort of thing that I am likely to listen to and attempt or at least give reasons why I can’t. If you need to get my attention this is how it’s done.

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Reading these comments, I guess I’m a little less ‘content specific’ when it comes to what I like about a given SH video. While I like to see the heroine win after a tough fight, a heroine loss isn’t entirely a ‘deal breaker’; while face-punching, slapping, etc. can be done to infinity in these videos, I don’t automatically fast-forward to these parts as a rule..the list goes on…I would rather see a girl with some acting/stimulated combat abilities in these productions than some obviously ‘cut-and-paste’ fetish model doing same. Similarly, I believe a decent back story and some actual MOTIVATION for the combat is really important. It seems to me that it’s relatively easy to find a pretty girl to model a skimpy SH costume and be the subject of a lot of leering camera angles in the course of a beating..finding an actress who can SELL the idea of a brave heroine putting her life/health/dignity on the line for a REASON is much more difficult…and these are the productions I will pay money for!
    That said, I liked this episode quite a bit…Erica Lynn sells the dialog and combat really well, and Sebastian is, as per usual , a lot of fun to watch…
    If I had to find fault with this season’s episodes at all it would only be in comparison to the high standard set last season. I think the young ladies who have been introduced as heroines are very promising, but the characters from last season (Nina Hellfire; MIss Freedom; Angel) were so well thought-out and self contained that I think some of the current crop suffers a bit by comparison. I think this is largely because of time constraints on the part of the producers..I had the feeling that a LOT of thought went into the story arc and general background last season, while some of the eps/side missions recently have felt, at least to me, a little rushed.
    But I see this as MORE of a reason to support NGC’s efforts..with more editing time and larger budgets, I truly think the sky’s the limit on what these folks can do.
    Just my two cents, of course!

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    When we gonna see Sebastian X Angel???!!!!! I’m also expecting another movie with “RACHEL WARREN”! Where is she???!!!!!! She is the best one!

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Do I want to see Sebastian vs Angel? I feel like its been forever since Angel’s taken a good thrashing. I’d love to see it and I hope against hope that Sebastian dominates from start to finish.

    As I see it the only risk in doing a Sebastian vs Angel video would be the risk in being disappointed because I would so be looking forward to it.

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Angel vs Sebastian would be awesome. In a good video, great fight scene, and lots of peril elements with good production.

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Angel vs Sebastian – Yes

    Angel vs Ms. Freedom who I don’t think is dead. Double yes.

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Another vote for Angel vs Sebastian (with KOs of Angel)!

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Another one for Sebastian vs Angel!

    Another one for a movie with miss Warren!. I really love her acting skills!

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Yes, Angel vs Sebastian with a long bearhug scene!

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    So far i’ve never purchased anything from Next Global Crisis. I’ve downloaded and watched most of their trailers, but if Angel was to get her ass kicked by Sebastian, I’d find the money somehow to buy the video. If Angel wins I’ll just watch the trailer. I don’t have enough money to be a supporter of anything other than completely defeated heroines.

  • Jul. 23, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Yes Please Angel getting her butt kicked by a Sebastian is a winner!

  • Jul. 24, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Well, sounds like it would be popular. Who’d have thunk it! Well anyone who got Side Mission 1 knows there’s some interesting games afoot where Angel is concerned.

  • Jul. 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Be careful Next Global Crisis!
    Be VERY careful!
    I would be very careful promising an Angel vs Sebastian episode.
    If you are going to promise something like that, you’d better make sure you can deliver!
    The last time we saw Angel she was pitted against a villain who ties up his opponents. The HM community went nuts with anticipation only to cry foul when not given a single shot of Angel tied up!
    Later we were promised an Erica Lynn vs Sebastian episode and anticipation clambered to a load roar. Even though we were never “really promised” a beat down I think a lot of fans thought it was coming. Once again, the community was disappointed.
    The Angel vs Sebastian anticipation is already starting to simmer and even boil. If you are going to promise something like that and then deliver anything less than a terrific beat down with tons of peril to Angel, you’re going to risk inciting a riot.
    If you are planning on having Angel and Sebastian trade meaningless punches for five minutes and then Angel use her “Jedi Mind Trick” on Sebastian so that she can run out the back door… Then in my opinion, you should not even bother to shoot the video.
    I’m just sayin’….

  • Jul. 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Totally respect your comments, but don’t speak for the entire community to make your points. You have no idea how many people were disappointed about these things.

  • Jul. 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    @Tim Caine – Don’t worry I have a golden rule about promises that infuriates people in my personal life as well, I never make them. Not because I’m being slippery but because you never know what can happen. People expressed an interest in seeing that film, I wanted to hear more on the subject. If people take that as a promise to do it then I’m sorry, it is merely food for thought.

    Here’s the thing, I cannot predict the availability of anyone on my roster. I can write ahead and hope to use them a dozen more times but there is always a chance it won’t happen. I’m not a TV network, I can’t tie anyone to contracts. The fact I’ve had two plus years of service from some of the actresses is because I’ve made the shooting experience pleasant enough (and paid a reasonable fee) to keep them interested. If I presented them with a rubbish script or a story arc that had no meaning they would walk, and it would be no less than I would deserve.

    Angel, whom I first met nearly 3 years ago (a long time in showbiz) could easily turn around to me and say she doesn’t want to do this anymore, she’s going back to Russia, or somewhere else. These are young women whose lives, like all of ours, move on. This is why I cannot promise anything. Other than those fun occasions where someone requests something we have already shot.

    One of the best parts of this job, but also one of the worst, is having to continually make allowances in the plot for the availability of actors. “I’m going to be in China for the next 4 months” that happened, “I now can only work on Tuesdays” that happened.

    Someone earlier in this thread suggested that the plot for season 2 isn’t as tight as 1. Well, that may or may not be true, I know how it is supposed to end and I know how it is supposed to tie up. Will we make what I’ve currently got written? Dunno. I’m not in a position to force people to continue with us if they don’t want to. I’m actually extremely proud of the continuity I’ve been able to offer, where you can have a character re-appear after a year away. That is testament I think to the kind of employer I am and the atmosphere on our sets, without patting myself on the back too much. It is hard to get a plot working in these circumstances, but we did it before and we’ll do it again. Primarily I am a writer and this is fun for me.

  • Jul. 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Oh I should state, tomorrow is our birthday so it will be surprises all around for our members and those who aren’t yet, keep an eye out.

  • Jul. 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Point taken. I should have said “many people in the HM Comunity” instead of “The HM Comunity”. Please take my comments in the spirit in which the were intended.

  • Jul. 25, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Sebastian v Angel, a definite yes. Angel was so good selling the beatdown in her first ever appearance (I actually just watched that the other day, it was great in her acting but also in the variety of the episode, there were fists, kicks, bearhugs, back breaking/bending, bondage, it was probably my favorite NGC episode) but in reality she hasn’t been in such a one sided situation since. I don’t see Angel as one of the elite heroines and I think Luner would (and should) eat her up, complete one sided annihilation.

    I would also like to see a multiple knock out film, tying onto what JobberLover said above, it would be great to see a heroine knocked out a few times in a video, with the villain bringing her to only to give her more of a kicking. That is another element I loved in the first Angel video, she got knocked out/defeated repeatedly and in many different ways. Having such a set up would also in my opinion give NGC a chance to meet to different likes in a single video – one knock out by punch out, one by sleeper hold, one by whatever other method etc.

    Another thing that I think is missing is the villains playing dirty. I mean, honestly I haven;t bought many videos recently but I can’t really remember the villains using underhanded tactics, it’s always a ‘fair’ fight so to speak. Something small like throwing something at the heroine to distract her or to blind her for a second or using a foreign object to get an advantage is exactly the kind of dirty play I would expect from these villains. A sneak attack on an unsuspecting heroine, or a two on one attack to stack the odds against her (another great opportunity to satisfy different likes, those who like the heroine getting a beatdown and those who like to see the heroine overcome great odds and win). I know that some such things can start looking slightly slapstick if done badly, but I am sure NGC could pull it off. Also I think it would help to build up the story and some real rivalries. What heroine would not bear a grudge on a bad guy who heated to defeat her?

    Just a few more ideas to maybe freshen up things a little bit, what was supposed to be a short post supporting the Sebastian v Angel idea turned into a bit of an essay, apologies for that!

  • Jul. 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    3rd Birthday Deal:

    Yes, it feels more like 10 but NGC released it’s first video 3 years ago today. So what? I hear you cry. What’s in it for me? Well, this is what we are going to do to celebrate:

    A ‘Better Than Half-Price’ deal on all Season One videos BUT only 300 sales available. So people can buy products until 300 have been sold, then the deal ends. We are also only allowing up to 12 sales of each product, so if you feel one video will be popular you need to act before it is gone. It may sound like a lot of sales but at these prices and because I am making them generally available too they will run out quickly.

    If you check out all of the individual Season One pages you will see the prices have been dropped. Once 12 products have been sold of each the discount will disappear. Happy Bargain Hunting – And thank you for your support for the past 3 years. I hope we will have many more birthdays!

    (A couple of the products are nearly gone already)

  • Jul. 25, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Hey NGC Any chance we can see Lunar do this move on a heroine? It looks absolutely devastating and I think you can pull it off. It would be awesome if the heroine becomes badly wounded from the abdomen after the move, (much like Suki in episode 4 season 2) which Luner then uses to his advantage until the heroine eventually overcomes the pain.

    Here’s the move:

  • Jul. 26, 2012 at 3:58 am

    That is a pretty good move. We did something similar in Season 1 Episode 2 where we went from an overhead press into a backbreaker I believe. I think it might be possible again but it depends on the girl if you catch my drift.

  • Jul. 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Is it just me, or do other fans who already own every release from NGC feel a little let down by the offers (or more specifically in this case, lack of)? Seriously, it’s like Sky or BT; the only people to get the best offers are non – customers lol!

  • Jul. 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    The only other mention of this was on Twitter, and I suspect that was you as well. Here is what I wrote there:

    “LOL! Apart from the $42 discounts already in 2012, the free comic and out-takes vids? Hehe! Good stuff on way for members.”

    There followed another comment about getting all that anyway as a matter of expectation which I didn’t reply to as I felt the tweeter might work it out for themselves….. so:

    In 2012, someone who has bought every product as soon as it came out has made a saving of $42. This is enough for 2 free discounted episodes and a bus fare home. Plus a Free comic. If someone did not buy every product the saving would not be as high, the more products you buy immediately the more you save.


    The discounted products available in this offer are between 10 months and 3 years old. So the extra few dollars you paid a year ago for something as opposed to the 12 copies of it I made available, meant that you’ve been able to watch it for a year, and stay in contact with what is going on for all that time. Now, you can hold out for the next time I do this, but I’ve only ever done one other sale in 3 years and that was for 24 hours. They are very infrequent and won’t even be annual events. But by all means wait if saving a couple of dollars and not having a video for a year or two is fine.

    Another thing… Do you not think that if I expand my customer base it might possibly result in superior films for you in the future? Why do you think I’m doing this?

    I bend over backwards for loyal customers including further deals for this birthday that were not offered generally. I’ve received plenty of emails of support for this in the past 24 hours apart from this post and someone on Twitter who has made their first tweet in over a year to jokingly (but actually seriously) give me a hard time over it.

    I can’t force you to buy my stuff, if you think I treat my customers badly that’s your opinion but I will not agree with it. If you no longer want to be involved then that’s unfortunate but stirring up discontent against me and my livelihood on here (as seems to be the purpose of every recent message) is not something I’ll just let happen without countering in any way.

  • Jul. 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I didn’t feel let down at all. I have bought every episode but somehow lost one training session video. Yeah I actually can’t find it. Anyhow, it wasn’t one of my favorites so I was just going to leave a hole in my collection. With this offer I didn’t have to. So I’m happy with the offer. Thanks.

  • Jul. 27, 2012 at 6:10 am

    It was a great gift!!!!!!!!!!! i eat all the training room episodes that i didnt have. I start to buy anything from NGC since season 2 so i have missed some great great episodes from the TR and they were fantastic!!!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jul. 27, 2012 at 8:23 am

    @NGC – over-react much? I only said that I was a little disappointed and I am! Whilst I’ve no issues with you selling more, regardless of if it’s to make better films or just more money, my only gripe is that there’s never been an offer for anyone who has already purchased all your stuff on release, and that to me is a little disrespectful of that possible band of fans.

  • Jul. 27, 2012 at 8:33 am

    @ NGC – and by the way, I don’t review your products as a way of causing trouble, thank you very much. Strange that when I paint a glowing picture of a release, which I’ve done several times in the past, I don’t get criticised then – I wonder why?

  • Jul. 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Hey guys, can’t we all just get along?
    …. insert nervous laugh here….
    …… Awkward!! …..

  • Jul. 28, 2012 at 2:28 am

    We are all getting along Jobber Lover lol! I have my opinions, they have there’s and all is good. I for one is glad to see that kind of response from NGC in some ways as it shows they do care what people say about them, which I respect. It also confirms what we knew already by the quality of their work, and that’s their passion for the genre. And hey, not even the best of friends always agree all the time!

  • Jul. 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    @NGC I would love to see the move again if she is reversed and lands on her belly. The Angel vs Luner match sounds perfect if you ask me.

  • Jul. 28, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Yes…i would love to see angel vs luner..luner in my opinion is the best villain..and angel never really took any serious beatdown…angel vs luner..with devastating bearhugs and back breakers should be awesome!..wont even regret paying regular price instead the discount price that members get..!

  • Jul. 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Sooo… should we expect a release this Friday?? 😀

  • Aug. 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Holy crap Athena looks stunning. Outnumbered? Please say doesn’t have an easy time.

  • Aug. 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Are more caps coming today? I hope so!

  • Aug. 3, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Ahhh just what I wanted to hear! She does look very worried, gorgeous too. :-p

  • Aug. 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm



    I’ll save more for the official posting.

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  • Aug. 4, 2012 at 5:13 am

    I concur with Beast & Echo, best fight in ages! Athena more spunky and sexy than ever, really enjoyed the 2-on-1 bits. Her reactions are perfect – hope to see more of her soon!

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