NGC’s “Bluebird: A Day in the Life” (Members Only)

NGC BADITL 1 175x98 NGCs Bluebird: A Day in the Life (Members Only)Next Global Crisis will release its first “members-only” video on Friday, September 28. The only way to purchase these videos is to join the Next Global Crisis Discounts List (here). Check out the trailer below and be sure to join the free list to receive tons of free stuff!

Announcement from Next Global Crisis

This Friday we will be releasing the first in a series of members only videos. These are videos that will never appear on the site and only be made available to people who have joined our Discount List. The list is completely free to join if you haven’t already. On Friday, members will receive a link to the first members only video: Bluebird: A Day In The Life. If this email is deleted or ignored, you will not have the opportunity to own this video—it’s a one-shot deal.

Another point of interest about this particular video is that it contains alternate endings, and you can decide which ending you prefer. Will Bluebird be victorious? OR will her efforts end in total defeat?

Even trailers for member videos will be kept to members only in future. It pays to be alert and after Friday you may receive new members only videos at any time, so look out for them to make sure you don’t miss your chance. If you haven’t yet signed up, you’d better do it now: SIGN UP FOR FREE HERE

  1. Excited for this release! I like this “choose your own adventure” style that NGC is adopting for this vid, where you can choose what ending you want. I’d like to see a total definitive Bluebird ko. It’s something I’ve been waiting for a long time. Hopefully this delivers that!

  2. @NGC: Would we be able to get both with one purchase or just one ending?

  3. IMPORTANT: The Members Only email will be out in a couple of hours. If you use gmail you MUST check your spam folder if you want to get this email. I would strongly advise putting us on your white list if you want to keep getting discount or members only emails.

  4. This looks awesome. I’ll have to wait until tonight when I get home from work to buy it, but at that price, getting them both is a great bargain.

  5. Just watched it. For those waiting to see that definitive Bluebird ko, keep looking. The ko scene in the losing version is very poorly done. Will we ever get to see her soundly knocked out? I know its not just me that wants this.

    Also, the video quality wasnt up to the usual NGC high standards this go around for some reason. The file came as a wmv file, which I actually welcome as opposed to the usual mp4, but something was off.

    Once again I hope we can finally see this much anticipated Bluebird ko in the VERY near future.

  6. I like it. I wasnt expectating the funny approach though. This video has a very singular camera work, sometimes i like it and sometimes i dont.
    Me as a fan i prefer a serious bad ending. It doesnt work for me if the character doesnt react serious to her own demise.
    But it works for me overall. For the price i recommend it.
    I thanks to NGC for these fan videos. A punch in a NGC video is equal to see 10 punches from another company

  7. robopope25

    For the price it was fine. She looked great, and the fighting was fun. However I’m with the others that she should’ve been k.o’ed at the end, left lying, or even show her body lying there after the explosion. For the price they charged it was good and I’m happy they did 2 endings but if your gonna do a bad guy wins ending, next time…REALLY let him win. The K.O should’ve lasted way longer. Please guys when you tell us your selling “so and so loses” ending please make her defeat last long. Otherwise great job.

  8. Damien Woods

    Being another producer in this genre I never feel that comfortable critiquing someone else’s work. But.

    I am a long time fan of NGC and I think this release was a big step back. It isn’t shot to the standards of even the first NGC episode and its very distracting throughout the video especially during fast movement scenes.

    I rather pay a premium for better made versions of this rather than this one-off.

  9. Ok, ok, ok. Just to point out that this is a cut price product that I am only selling to a fraction of potential buyers. It is a chance for people to see their favourite heroine(s) in a different scenario. Believe it or not I’m trying pretty hard to bring prices down across the board, this is one way I hope to make that possible.

    I don’t critique other peoples work but what I will say is I don’t see many of them offering up videos for $6.95, or $9.95 on a regular basis. Maybe I’m wrong and people will now point out dozens that are.

    I’d like to sell full episodes for that price ultimately but I can’t plough in the same amount of money I do for a typical film and sell it limited edition to people for what in my country would buy me a shit cheeseburger. This one is about content and the freedom to shoot things you won’t normally get to see, you want the highest end we have episodes – it’s reflected in the price, you want quite high end but cheaper we have side missions and Fail-Safe Sisters – it’s reflected in the price. I can raise the level on these members only videos if people show me strongly that they are interested in more and I promise NOT to raise the price, how about that?

    Onto the KO… this was a custom, that was how he wanted it, passing out bent over the knee of the bad guy. There are other videos in the can being edited where she is KO’d in a different way. There is always another film.

  10. Jobber Lover

    First, let me say I’m very excited for the next side mission judging by the photos that came with this video.

    Now on to the video. I wasn’t expecting the humorous kind of cheesy video either. But, I thought it worked fine. The video was a little different than the rest of what NGC does. I, like Mike, was hoping for a definitive KO of BlueBird.

    So, I think most people’s issues seem to be that this video wasn’t what they expected. Not that it wasn’t entertaining or reasonably priced, but that it was just different than what a lot of us were probably hoping for.

    I will say this BlueBird looks great in the video. Dare I say this is the best she’s ever looked? She may actually be getting better looking as time goes by. I know, amazing, huh?

    Claire is also extremely charasmatic as well as hot so I think if you are a big fan of BlueBird you have to have this video in your collection.

    Once again, I remain patient and wait until I NGC produces the one-sided-beatdown I’ve been hoping against hope they will one day produce.

  11. Hey NGC, I feel like sometimes youre not very good at taking criticism. I think I can safely say we all generally love your product, and anxiously await new installments. Some of us just werent really feeling this one. If it were free then we wouldnt have any right to complain whatsoever. But this one cost some cash, even though it was a reasonable amount.

    Dont get me wrong, I love this members only idea. Its a great way to sneak in some extra KO action outside of the main narrative, and also a way of saying thank you to us fans. We appreciate that. I for one would just love to see a solid Bluebird ko, as do some others on here. But as you always say, theres always next time. And thank you for this little nugget of a film. Even though I didnt get what I wanted, it was still money well spent in my eyes.

  12. A fun little video more than worthy of the price.

    With so many disappointing backbreakers lately, it was nice to see Bluebird’s beautiful body suffer for awhile as that’s what makes it an effective hold for a villian.

    Please NGC, if you are going to do any backbreakers in the future, make them similar to this. Don’t need to ko them with it but seeing the heroine struggle in this hold is simply hot.

  13. For 7 bucks this video wasnt bad. Bluebird was looking so sexy as usual in that new outfit that I almost forgot about. My complain though is that the LOSING ending was just not taken seriously, AT ALL. Her either getting beaten til she passes out, or just KO’ed and taken prisoner or something real and serious is what I was lead to believe. Idk I just expected an actual LOSING ending and not just a super silly tied to a dynamite scene where even Bluebird clearly doesnt take it serious. I know NGC has nothing to do with it though and I understand, I just somewhat feel like I was “pranked” in a way, if you know what I mean. People always demand the heroine to lose and we finally get an alternate ending with that, and it turns out to be a joke ending, like wtf lol. I shoulda just bought Shadowstar on Ice.

    Anyways onto the stills, is that a side mission or continuation episode? It was nice seeing Catherine again, so Im definitely looking forward to this. Especially since there is enough light to see her costume this time around. Can we expect a usual 2 week release? Or maybe just one since the latest video was members only?

  14. ShadowFaxIV

    I don’t know… Lot’s of criticism really but I thought it was pretty solid for seven bucks! We DID see Bluebird Ko’d after all… and from a back breaker which is nice… but seven bucks? Really, you can’t have expected them to make a huge thing out of something meant specifically for the members, it’s not cost effective unless it’s worldwide so to speak.

  15. robopope25

    I don’t want a huge deal. i just think the next time they do a “she loses’ ending she should be laid out, the bad guy says something in victory and we fade out on her body lying there. A good defeat/ victory pose only lasts 30 seconds to a minute anyway. certainly not a big deal.

  16. Well I just watch it and really for 7 buck I liked it.

    The bad end was funny, yes I think NGC has got that maybe the Ko should last longer in defeat but hey, it was all good and Bluebird is hot!, liked the ko form the Back breaker position.

    But come on, when it comes to Kos and heroines and perils we are all different, none is never really make us all happy.

    I mean some want the to lose all the way, I love when they wake up and save the day in the end, some love “sexual situations” or violence or nudity after the Ko I actually dislike it, everyone is a world on his or her own.

  17. Sorry, didn’t finish, the good end was great too, like the camera following her and she giving comments towards it, good or bad end, really funny.

  18. I’m one of the harshest NGC critics there is, and I’ve got to say that I think people are being totally unfair about this one! Why I hear you say? One magic word – ‘Custom’! This isn’t a finely scripted NGC release guys! It’s what a customer wanted to see! For example, if I’d have won the competition and my ideal ending to the video would have been ‘After realising that he can’t win in hand to hand combat again the gorgeous Bluebird, the bad guy jumps into the river and swims for it, safe in the knowledge that with Elite Force being a government controlled agency, Bluebird can’t follow without a Risk Assessment and Method Statement being completed. Bluebird stands on the bank, watching the bad guy escape, before looking to the sky and screaming out in frustration “Damn you red tape!!!”…The End’, then that’s what they’d have shot! Now, I’m sure everyone would hate that…except me, if that’s what I wanted to see. Remember guys, it’s a ‘Custom’.

    Personally, I really enjoyed the release…and that’s not to say I’m not dying to see the beautiful Bluebird beat – down that everyone else wants, as I am as much as anyone, trust me!!! So why did I really like it then? One, we get to see the gorgeous creature Claire Yellowlees looking all gorgeous (did I mention that she’s absolutely gorgeous? As someone said, she seems to get more beautiful as time passes). We got to see some nice ideas for angles and characters, we got to see the gorgeous Claire Yellowlees, we got to see some nice holds and moves, and we got to see the gorgeous Claire Yellowlees! I also loved the fact that it was less serious in a way (and I’m usually all up serious; hence the reason I love NGC stuff) but it gave us a chance to see the range of performance from Claire (to me, no one plays a superheroine better than she does). It also gave us a release that we wouldn’t have got. It also gives NGC and the fans to shoot stuff outside the storylines so we can get to see things happening to the characters that wouldn’t in the episodes and side missions. And for what it cost; I mean seriously! So all in all, whilst not what I’d usually buy (unless it contained Bluebird lol), I went in to this knowing that it was a ‘custom’ and so didn’t expect it to be ‘Side Mission 2 – Bad Ending’.

    I really hope that if there are more customs (I’ll be trying to get my order in guys, and if I do, expect a properly bad ending for Bluebird lol), they are offered for sale like this. I think it’s another really positive step from the guys and girls at NGC who to me are really hitting a purple patch at the moment – long may it continue! The only thing I could add is that to avoid any unnecessary disappointment in regards the release of customs is that NGC add a ‘Spoiler’ (Contains: Head Scissors, Power Theft, Body Punching, Over the Knee Back Breaker and ‘Comedy’ Ending) so that people can assess if it’s for them.

  19. Well feedback here and over email has been broadly positive but the ‘Bluebird Loses’ gang would like a more definitive KO and no comedy ending. I think the guy who won the competition (if I may take the liberty of speaking for him) clearly likes 60’s Batman stuff hence Bluebird tied to dynamite, I think he also wanted her to admit she had been defeated to the camera she had been so cocky around previously. Seems fine to me.

    I only make promises when I can keep them ie: it’s been shot, and I can promise you that future Bluebird appearances have KO’s in them and I will ensure that the editor knows to make these as lingering as footage will allow.

    As with EVERYTHING we do, when we start something different I need to be cautious on spending until I see people want it. People seem to think this is a decent video for the price so the price won’t change and if you back it then I will back it too.

    I mean, if you wanted an hour long episode of Heroine A versus 50 bad guys shot on Red with cutting edge green screen, using ropes and harnesses for flight and fight scenes to send her or the bad guys flying from punches then I could make it… all that needs to happen is that everyone who gets an email buys something. I’m not banking the money believe me.

  20. Im not a bluebird fan but i thought this was pretty damn good and has almost won me over. I think everyone is being harsh, im not bothered about the comedy, but i suppose it may not be appropriate in the NGC universe. Maybe more dialogue in battle and especially before the KO.

  21. As mentioned above, Claire Yellowlees is perhaps the most talented actress doing heroine movies today. (The woman who plays Liberty Girl – Alex David I think she goes by – is also excellent.) Also, the storyline of this custom is a great idea. It sets up the confident heroine perfectly, and the full expectation of success – while being filmed no less – makes the eventual defeat so powerful. It makes for a demanding role, but Claire has proven again and again that she is more than up to the task.

    I think that where this video fell down a bit was with filming. NGC, much to their credit, always makes an effort to not just offer up stock angles and action. Often this innovative approach produces great results. Sometimes, though, it leads to missing out on important shots and leaving the audience a bit frustrated. If a villain is throwing stomach punches at the heroine, there’s nothing wrong with a brief close-up of the villain’s face as he does so, but if it goes on for four punches, I start to miss seeing the heroine’s reaction.

    No one has better villains than NGC. They are given screen time to show their stuff and it works to improve the films. But, I don’t really want an extended close-up of the villain bearing down on a back breaker move with the heroine completely out of the shot. I’d rather see a wide shot of the heroine trying to power out of the back breaker and get pushed back down by the villain.

    So, great idea and great performances and fantastic value – but room for improvement in how the action is shot this time out. Just MHO of course.

  22. Echo419Alpha

    I liked it. It’s a custom video. Not my preference on KO’s, mine is one where the heroine gets mercilessly beat down by a villian who is just a little bit stronger than her. One where the villian (aka sebastian luner) tends to lose a little bit beforehand. Maybe he’s pulling his punches, maybe he’s genuine losing, either way he dominates in the end. And just when you think it’s over, and he’s not going to attack anymore, that when all hell breaks loose and the heroine “gets it”. But, that’s my custom. Either way, I liked this one. Always nice to see a hot superheroine’s flexibility.

    @NGC: been a solid supporter for ever, like since the Powerstar debut. Keep up the good work. I LOVE the idea about Member’s Only releases. Kind of like a reward for sticking around.

    Kuddos.

  23. Spandex Fiend

    I liked it, and I didn’t like it. I think the main beef for me would be that it was a custom, and I didn’t realize I was buying a custom before hand. I try not to buy those because it’s not by the producers of the films and they are literally geared towards one specific person.

    Also, how in the world did I miss something about a competition from NGC? I must be off my game. Love your videos generally.

    Gotta say the KO was short. Just her pushed off of his knee would have been a nice little bonus, not a lot of extra time or anything. I liked her talking to the camera as if there were a lot of people watching this, maybe over a public channel. Adds a bit to the defeat or success. The dynamite wasn’t so bad, but her reaction to it was, again if I’d known it was a custom, I probably would have made a bit more informed of a choice on buying it.

    Also a cool thing to add, that’s not expensive, is adding an explosion KABOOM and cutting straight to black, rather than that slow fade. Or maybe she treats it lightly and as the fuse winds down she panics, panics, panics. Cut to black kaboom. Just to avoid the mess of having to add an explosion in there. Maybe even give a slight clip at the end of Bluebird out cold.

    Anything else I’ve got is purely my opinion so I’ll stay away. I feel like a true criticism offers a solution. Otherwise it’s just a complaint. I know you’ve gotta keep the budget tiny on these, so I’m not asking for longer video. It’s hard to tell a story in that short amount of time, good job!

  24. Well i thought it was well worth the money. NGC are becoming experts at the over the knee backbreakers. I think its great that the producers come on here and take the comments on board (be it good or bad). I think there will be a massive hole left behind if/when NGC hang up their capes. The video wasn’t perfect for me but then again, i can’t think of any video from any producer that is. Good work NGC. Long may it continue.

  25. Claire Yellowless is very endearing and charismatic in this video and she’s never looked better in my opinion. If I had won the competition it would have had a more serious tone, but the fighting was cool and the “live for the cameras” angle was cute. Bargain price so will there be more with other characters? Also the Catherine Marks video looks cool, hot redhead.

  26. Wow already!/ :D awesome.

    @NGC I was also wondering if the villain from the custom was going to make future appearances? I honestly think he has the coolest powers out of everyone else. (no offense) Whoever created him obviously watched “Heroes” tv show lol Sylar was such a cool villain. It would be interesting if Red Mist gets ahold of him and uses him as their latest weapon.

  27. @Fabio – No real plans at this point. It worked nicely within that scene and I initially quite enjoyed the Sylar character too They lost the plot with all the power swapping though so I’d pretty much avoid doing that.