“Picture Palace of Peril” – Now Available!

by HM

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Review by Sidekick

Do British people just intrinsically know how to make entertaining superheroine movies? It’s starting to feel that way. Let’s take a look at The Good, the Bad, and the Cyborg, the premier film from Picture Palace of Peril [Beware spoilers!]

I knew I would like this movie almost immediately when the opening credits ran to a funky 70s groove. We soon meet Katrina England, the leader of a terrorist cell. Can I take an opportunity to mention that the actress who plays Katrina England is a total babe? There, I just did. The meeting is soon interrupted however by the superheroine Scarlet Fox, who I want to mention is also a total babe.

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Scarlet Fox rather easily takes out every member of the gang and then faces off against Katrina. The fight is relatively even for a short while. Katrina hits a low blow and a knee lift to the face, but Scarlet Fox proves a little too much in the end and knocks Katrina out with a punch that sends her crashing into a wall. Actually, there is a nice payoff in the closing moments of this scene as Scarlet Fox has a little spontaneous celebration that made my laugh out loud.

We are then introduced to the Bay Corporation who are in the Cyborg business. Bay Corporation has actually issued a challenge and would like Scarlet Fox to fight one of their newest creations. But before that can happen, Katrina England busts in, beats up a scientist, and hacks into the cyborgs programming.

Scarlet Fox shows up to confront Katrina and they square off for a second time. With her superior fighting skills, Katrina controls most of the action in a martial arts heavy fight, but SF seemingly knocks Katrina out with a blow to the head. But it all turns out to be a ruse when Katrina’s eyes open and she locks her legs around the heroines neck and squeezes her unconscious.

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Scarlet Fox wakes up to find her hands are tied behind her back with ropes. She easily rips apart her bonds, but hears a computer voice say that the cyborgs self destruct sequence has been initiated. But with a little luck on her side SF is able to stop the cyborg from exploding.

But Scarlet Fox’s pride gets the best of her when the scientist overseeing the Cyborg comments that it is stronger than the heroine. So, SF asks that the cyborg be activated so she can fight it. Mistake. Although it’s not totally one sided, the cyborg is strong enough that SF has to stay on the defensive for most of the fight, and when she does land shots, they do little more than push the cyborg backward.

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Eventually the Cyborg slaps on a choke hold that SF can’t break out of and she takes a bevy of punches to the face which knock her down and almost out. Things only get worse when it is revealed that Katrina hacked into the cyborg and removed its non-lethal safety features. The cyborg grabs SF in a lengthy reverse bearhug, and although she is able to break free, the fear in her eyes is obvious as the cyborg closes in for the kill. And that’s where the film ends. Cliffhanger!

So, after one episode I can safely say I am a fan of Picture Palace of Peril. And I think after a premier episode, it’s important that fans point out the good and the bad to help producers as they move forward. So, I’ll do that now and I hope our readers do the same in the comments section.

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The Good:

1. As I mentioned above, the girls in this are off-the-charts gorgeous.

2. It features an enormous cast and every single one of them can act. There are no hacks in this group.

3. The movie is at times hilarious. Let’s be honest, other producers have made attempts at humor before, and it doesn’t always work out. It did here. Kudos to the writers and actors for pulling it off.

4. It looks like they are setting up a big world with massive corporations, superheroines, villains/villainesses, and terrorist cells. That’s exciting stuff. I like when producers think big, but also know how to keep things simple.

5. I thought the fighting ranged from solid to very good. This is usually the last thing to round into shape for any producer, so I’m sure any weaknesses in choreography will be addressed over time. I thought that the second fight with Katrina and SF was especially well done.

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Things to be Improved Upon:

1. For a company called Picture Palace of Peril, (the operative word being “Peril”) I didn’t think there was a ton of it, at least not until the end. That doesn’t affect someone like me, who loves it when the story takes center stage, but I think some fans may expect and appreciate a few more perilous moments. There’s one low blow, a bearhug, a choke hold, and a scissors hold that knocks SF unconscious, and that’s about it as far as the peril goes.

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That’s about it for negatives. Like I mentioned, this is an incredibly well done film, and it’s obvious that a lot of care, love, and effort went into making it. This is absolutely one of the best premier episodes created by any producer that we cover. I tried to stick to the action, but the official website that can be found here has a ton of interesting background tidbits on the characters and the world itself. It was a great read that I’d recommended to anyone. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Evangeline von Winter December 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm

I really liked this female villain. she has the kind of acting abilities that i love to see. an equal mix of subtle facial and body movements to sell a line, getting into a character, etc. I really like her abilities. Great Find!
Well done

Evangeline von Winter

2 Redmountain December 27, 2013 at 2:07 pm

They also have a youtube and facebook page. Just search for Captain Marvelous vs. Hocus Pocus on youtube. They have a couple of raw footage fight vids up and it looks great so far. They have a Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvelous type character as well and she takes a bit of a beating in their test footage.

3 Paul January 12, 2014 at 10:10 am

The screens look good so far, but I can’t get over how terrible that name is. I’m not sure what their name means yet, but even so they should probably shorten it or something. Why not just Picture Palace? or Picture Peril? Just a few suggestions

4 evangeline von Winter January 12, 2014 at 10:17 am

Picture palace was a name given to larger movie theaters a few decades ago. before the modern block buster was invented movie shows were small store fronts. Eventually the popularity increased and some owners decided to build either larger screens to fit more people or multiple screens. The term picture palace started about that time. understanding that part of history the name then starts to make sense.
Also its been well known that well created alliteration will stick in the brain so many companies try going for witty alliteration to help a title, brand, etc stick.
again in this case the alliteration is catchy.

5 Redmountain January 12, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Great pics added! Really looking forward to seeing their work!

6 tomato January 12, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Wow looks promising, and with an evil female scientist as well, really hope she gets involved with some of the gang beatdown! (altho judging by the pics it doesnt look too promising :-(

7 steve January 12, 2014 at 9:06 pm

another interesting UK company

8 Paul January 12, 2014 at 11:58 pm

@evangeline von Winter

That does clear up the name meaning a bit, but I still believe that the name still isn’t the best it could be. Why not play off the concept of the picture palace and instead call it Peril Palace? Short, sweet, and still “catchy” as you put it. I agree that something that is catchy can stick, but just because its catchy doesn’t make it good. The current title is just a mouthful; it doesn’t roll off the tongue at all. I know its probably a pointless argument, but I deal with branding and the name just bugs the hell out of me lol

9 Elseph January 13, 2014 at 4:37 am

Low Blows! I hope this producer does what NGC never does, and includes lots of F/F low blows! One of the preview pics looks promising!
The female villain looks gorgeous and a convincing actress in the trailer. I like the costumes skirts, tight pants, cleavage windows, and the union jack crop top all look great. The villainess’ headband is also a nice yet simple touch.

Look forward to seeing the girls in action, not sure what angle you’re going for, but I hope the site will be predominantly Girl vs Girl, and I would love to see a good amount of F/F crotch attacks!

10 Kevlar January 13, 2014 at 2:45 pm

This looks awesome! 2 hot blondes kicking ass. I like how floaty the skirt looks, though maybe it could be a little bit shorter. Please include low blows to the heroines and villainesses. Loving the boob stomp too. when’s this out?

11 esshx January 13, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Hoping for less focus on certain “blows” and more on a realistic choreographed fights with lots of variety. Boots on the tits is hot.

12 swampy170 January 13, 2014 at 3:43 pm

It’s in the editing room atm guys, had a chat with some of the production team the other day. They’re going for a more mainstream feel, going where hollywood dares not to!

So tons of well formed fights, and excellent production values! It’s gonna be pretty awesome I’m sure – and that’s just from previews ;-)

13 Picture Palace of Peril January 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm

@Evangeline I’m glad you like her, we were blown away by her on the day of filming. If current plans are successful we’ll have her as the lead in our second film.

@Redmountain I’m really pleased you liked the screenshots, we can’t wait to hear what you guys think of the finished film.

@tomato Unfortunately the scientist isn’t much of a match for Kitty England.

@Elseph That’s great that you like the costumes, we put a lot of work into getting them right. There should be a good mix of MF and FF fighting in the films.

@Kevlar Thanks for the comments, the film should be out either late January or Mid February, it’s in the edit suite as I write this.

@esshx I think you are really going to like our stuff.

Thanks for all your comments, we’re really interested in fan feedback and we hope you’ll appreciate our films,

Tori.

14 swampy170 January 31, 2014 at 11:19 am

The peril palace site’s up!

Check it out:
http://www.perilpalace.com

Looking pretty awesome :-)

15 Picture Palace of Peril February 11, 2014 at 5:12 pm

As you’ve seen our website is now live, and our first mailing list email is going to go out later this week! We’re going to be sending out a link to a behind the scenes photo set from our photo shoot last week!

The shoot will feature both Scarlett Fox and Captain Marvellous! If you want to see this set sign up to our mailing list from the first page! :-)

16 Picture Palace of Peril March 2, 2014 at 3:28 pm

We finally have a release date!!!

Friday 7th March 2014 this film will be available!

It’s almost there, just needs a few fixes. Feedback so far is great!

If you have any questions about the release just let us know.

Thanks,

Rich @ PPoP

17 Kaizar March 4, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Look forward to the videos.

18 TBob March 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm

So how long is the video? How much is it? How does it end? Who wins and who loses? Is this going to be like a tv show where there are seasons and one long story? Other producers do that and the story is so confusing that I don’t even pay attention to the story they are trying to tell anymore, I just watch it for the fighting and of course the hot chicks. There was almost no info about this video on your website so I am just wondering that’s all. Since it says this is now available, to those who have purchased it, is it any good?

19 Naveed March 5, 2014 at 10:21 pm

How is the bear hug?…does the heroine gets her back broken in it or gets knocked out?

20 Sidekick March 5, 2014 at 11:31 pm

@Naveed

It lasts for a good 40 seconds of screen time. It’s placed on from behind. She isn’t broken or knocked out. She is just on the floor with a scared look on her face.

21 Picture Palace of Peril March 6, 2014 at 12:23 am

Tbob- This episode is 22 minutes long. There is no recap and the titles are very short, It is priced at $25. We should be updating our website to include all that info today. The plan is for there to be a continuing story arc throughout the first season. But we are hoping to keep our plots simple.

The film has a cliff hanger ending, and our heroine is in no doubt that she cannot win,

Thanks

Rich @ PPoP

22 Tbob March 6, 2014 at 2:05 am

Thank you for answering. I really appreciate it. I will probably pick this up this weekend.

23 Toniheartsperil March 6, 2014 at 4:15 am

Purchased today, enjoyed immensely and looking forward to the next release. Enjoyed the characterisation and humour, some great costumes too.

24 tallyho March 6, 2014 at 6:46 pm

I got it in Cardiff Comicon and its great entertainment.

Just, real genuine fun with great lead performances from beautiful women and as stated its genuinely funny.
Regarding the point about a lack of peril – in fairness it is setting a scene as the first episode and even then you have three fights (2 v Kitty and one v Cyborg) and a bomb threat so I think its reasonable.

Loved the humour and to those who have got it read the fake tweets/posts on screen during the news broadcast, some of them are great

25 George March 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm

This comical site looks as though its going to make some really great films in the future, looking forward to what comes after….

26 Fight Lover March 9, 2014 at 3:19 pm

This is awesome. I hope Picture Palace of Peril includes more henchwomen beat downs in future films. That’s a rare feature in this genre.

27 Kaizar March 12, 2014 at 12:31 am

I agree with Fight Lover.

28 Fight Lover March 12, 2014 at 6:47 am

I also love how after Scarlet Fox beat up Katrina England’s goons, we see a couple of them lying around KO’d while she fights Katrina England. Hopefully next time, we’ll see more than just the one henchwoman knocked out (there were 2 more in the film).

Overall, a great, well produced movie. All the mainstream superhero comics and movies have the good guys fighting off henchmen (and occasionally henchwomen), so it’s refreshing to see PPP using that theme in their movies.

More henchwomen please :)

29 Golden March 21, 2014 at 11:13 am

This is super! Really, really well shot, you can tell a lot of care was taken in production. The humour was good too. The fights between Kitty English and Scarlett Fox were ace and the highlight (IMHO).

I hope future episodes include more heroine / villainess face-offs and slightly longer fights.

Really looking forward to the next episode (and hope we get more Kitty English); when is it due out?

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