Rye’s “The Black Phoenix” (Review)

The Black Phoenix features: Ashley Rose in a skin-tight black spy-girl costume, a ton of action and violence, lots of sexual peril, and, in my opinion, an outstanding performance by Steve Noir as the evil Dr. Strangor. (With a name like that, you pretty much have to become evil.)

We begin as “Agent Natasha” (that’s Ashley Rose) enters the evil warehouse of the sinister Dr. Strangor, played (as mentioned previously) by Steve Noir, the director/producer of such notable films as Resident Virus 2 and Hard Punchers. Natasha’s mission is to apprehend the incredibly diabolical Dr. Strangor, in a performance from Steve Noir that somehow actually manages to smell evil. (I mean that as a compliment. More on Noir’s performance later…)

Natasha becomes frustrated with Strangor’s biting witticisms, especially after he admits killing one of Natasha’s fellow female agents and then “trying to reanimate her while having sex with her!” I don’t blame her at all after hearing something like that. She punches Dr. Strangor and throws him around the room. Unfortunately for her, Strangor actually enjoys all of this. He is excited by his own pain and is therefore quite delighted to be victimized. Even a stomp to Strangor’s crotch fails to have the desired effect for Natasha.  (I never thought I would type such a thing.)

Eventually, two thugs show up to try to detain Natasha. We learn that the thugs have been genetically enhanced by Dr. Strangor, but still Natasha is able to defeat them quite easily… until Dr. Strangor delivers a well-timed punch to her crotch! This significantly weakens Agent Natasha, allowing the thugs to beat her up until she’s almost down for the count. Fortunately, Natasha reveals her super power: the “sonic scream.” (This is a nice visual and audio effect, by the way.) The sonic scream works, and the bad guys are rendered helpless and weakened.

Unfortunately for Agent Natasha, Dr. Strangor has made the room “sound absorbent,” which drains the power from the sonic scream and gives it to Strangor (or something). Which, of course, has the dual effect of giving Strangor additional strength with which to beat up poor Natasha. The thugs manage to regain their bearings and join in on the fun.

This is a Punished Heroines video; therefore, you can imagine where things go from here. Natasha is beaten and sexually ravaged for pretty much the remainder of the video. Her costume is ripped, and the three bad guys gang rape her. After another sonic scream, a severely weakened Natasha becomes the victim of the horrible Strangor who, we realize, has taken precautions to protect himself from the sonic scream. He beats the hell out of Agent Natasha and then rapes her against the wall. (What a meanie.) A surprise ending sets things up for a sequel, but you’ll just have to watch the video to find out how.

The Black Phoenix is another entry in the Punished Heroines library which should please fans of Rye’s sexually explicit work. Ashley Rose makes a great victim as always and looks superb in her skin-tight black spy costume. But the big surprise here is Steve Noir, who turns out to be an intense and talented actor. As ridiculous as the character might be, the performance is outstanding; possibly the best I’ve seen from a male villain. I don’t want to build things up too much or give away any surprises, but I found Noir’s performance to be very impressive.

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37 comments on Rye’s “The Black Phoenix” (Review)

  • Aug. 16, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Looks great!

  • Aug. 16, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I think this is done for the fans that want to see the KAK take a little punishment

  • Aug. 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    caaaaaan’t wait!

  • Aug. 16, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    The costume makes it a must buy for me!

  • Aug. 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I like rye’s movies a lot, and the costume is extremely sexy… but am I the only person who is tired of seeing this chick? I’m not crazy about her acting, and she’s pretty average looking… I wouldn’t mind her every now and then but she’s been in way too many of these and I’m burned out.

    MIX IT UP!

  • Aug. 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    If your burned out, that’s your problem. I know for a fact that Rye’s not in an area where adult actresses are exactly easy to come by. I’m not tired of her. I think this new costume and character will bring a bit of new life to his films, even if using the same girl.

    If you’re sick of her, that’s fine. But the only producers who’s superheroine material I can stand are Rye’s and Alex Bettinger’s. And we’re lucky if we get a vid from Alex every 2 months. I’ll take a Rye vid with content I actually like and an actress I’ve seen 15 times than a new actress who can’t act working for a producer who specializes in content I can’t stand, and who’s production quality is in the basement.

    Every other producer either has crap production values, caters to content I personally can’t stand, or both.

  • Aug. 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Addition to previous content:

    I know for a fact Rye is looking for new blood. But as I stated in my above content, he doesn’t live in California like most of these producers. From what I’ve heard, getting girls to dress up and act like superheroines is easy. Getting them to let strange men touch, rub, and pretend to hump them? Not so much.

  • Aug. 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I have yet to tire of AshleyRose. I know she’s been a fixture in Rye’s productions for going on half a year here at least, but she’s a fucking dime as far as I’m concerned. She’s willing to go farther than a lot of other girls in these movies are and the camerawork really is a lot more invasive and just devours every inch of her body. She’s got enough minor bodily imperfections to truly drive me wild, also, which really gets me going. I might be in the minority, but she’s among my favorite models alongside E. Addison and Alex David in my mind and her presence in Rye’s recent movies has sustained my interest.

  • Aug. 16, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I dont want to sound rude saying Im tired of the same girl but a different one here and there would be nice. Although I have to hand it to Rye for giving her a completely different character AND Costume. (which I love and find completely sexy). and those 2 things are different enough for me to buy. Im just wondering on the content, the video didnt really show her on a receiving end of a fight, so Im wondering. Is it more of a sexual video or is there any fighting involved? I loved the costume great job Rye Ive been waiting for a spy girl heroine movie. How about a Catwoman one next?:)

  • Aug. 16, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Catwoman would be cool. But from a conversation I had with Rye, once this character reappears, she will look more like a Black Canary-type, since her current costume is destroyed in this video.

  • Aug. 17, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Thanks all! I am really excited about this one! Steve Noir REALLY brought the main villain to life which makes the highs and lows of the Heroine that much better. Ashley’s body was made for a costume like this and I knew it the second I saw the body suit. Now I just need to decide what she will look like in part 2 and how close to Black Canary.

    I am working on it :)

    She gets the snot beat out of her 😉 I kept the trailer pretty tame for youtube so it also doesn’t show any of the really sexual content either. There is a particular low blow that is a pretty hot turning point in the video for our heroine. As for catwoman… I am not sure I could pull that off or do it justice.

    Next on my list of things to do is a Punished Heroines re-edit of Avalon followed by a WW vid.

  • Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:13 am

    I myself love the actress. She is very attractive and have no problem with her being used time and again.

  • Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Avalon sounds great! (any chance of a Lara Croft one any time soon! 😀 )

  • Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:47 am

    This looks great and I can’t get enough of Ashley Rose – she’s beautiful and she has that super-heroine body (sexy, but also strong and athletic looking) unlike a lot of the actresses in these movies. And while I normally prefer a costume with a leotard/underwear bottoms, I agree that this costume was made for Ashley’s body.

    A Black Canary costume?! I cannot wait to see that! Please make it as close to Black Canary as possible, Rye! Preferably with a high-cut leg.

  • Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Dark J-
    That will be my goal with the costume 😉

    I’m workin on it but haven’t found the perfect Lara yet.

  • Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Hey Rye–any spanking in this one? I’m definitely still digging Ashley…

  • Aug. 18, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Sadly I didn’t get to put in a spanking scene :( But next up is a WW vid with Ashley which should have a good one in there.

  • Aug. 18, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Rye, first off, you’ve done an excellent job selecting that catsuit, it fits her body perfectly and I would love to see her wearing catsuits more often. Then there’s the costume getting destroyed, You don’t often make video’s with ripped costums in, but when you do, my god it’s a must buy seriously! I wouldn’t mind seeing Superia’s costume getting ripped in a new episode but hey that’s your decision.

    And one last thing, I noticed the website Punished heroines isn’t fully up and running, is it going to be ready anytime soon or is there still work being done on it?

    P.S. Will there be any more episodes of her wearing this catsuit because I love it. Where do you get your costumes from?

  • Aug. 19, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Hey, friends!

    Anyone can tell me if I will find any Bearhug in this episode???!!!!!!! I loved the costume. I love this actress too! Thanks!


  • Aug. 19, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Nobody but Rye can say. This hasn’t been released yet.

  • Aug. 19, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Ok, sorry! I didn’t pay attencion. Thanks anyway.

  • Aug. 19, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Um I for one certainly have not had enough Ashley yet, her performance seems to get better with latest work. Mix is not bad idea, but no, I am not “fed up” with her.

    When is this one going to be available Rye?

  • Aug. 20, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Is there anyplace on the internet designed for Ashley Rose? I was going to see if she was in anything else but can’t find any info on her.

  • Aug. 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Possibly tomorrow, at least that is the plan :)

    Not a lot of hugs in this one 😉

    I believe she has a Model Mayhem account posted for Seattle.

  • Aug. 23, 2011 at 9:37 am

    This is a copy of my review from another forum:

    I watched the vid, so here is my review! I’ll skip the synopsis, as the one in the first post is quite accurate and catches most of the details.

    This video takes a lot of great steps in the right direction for Rye. The first being that the heroine of the video isn’t a carbon copy of any individual comic book heroine. She’s actually a blend of seemingly 3 heroines. The most obvious is Black Widow. This is obvious from the costume, as well as the name Natasha, and that she relies more on physical ability than any powers. That’s not to say she doesn’t use powers, however.

    That brings us to the second heroine that inspires this character: Black Canary. Black Canary is known primarily for two things. Her fishnet stockings, and her sonic “canary cry”. The latter of which is used in this video, and it’s done quite well at that! Not to mention that Rye has stated that, in any sequel to this video, “Black Phoenix” will be wearing a costume resembling Black Canary’s, probably because her “Black Widow” outfit is destroyed in this video. If this holds true, Black Phoenix’s inspiration from Black Widow really ends in this video, and her next appearance will primarily be a blend of Canary and Phoenix…which brings us to our 3rd heroine.

    Finally, our 3rd heroine inspiration. Marvel’s Phoenix. Specifically the “Dark Phoenix”. After our heroine is beaten, stripped, fucked, and thoroughly defeated, a voice is heard in her head, and in a last ditch defense, her face changes to that of a different personality, her eyes glow red, and we see Natasha envelope herself in a fire-like aura and set the villain, Professor Strangor, ablaze.

    That was all about our heroine’s concept. Let’s get into content. Ashley probably acts better in this video than she ever has. In the past, a problem with her has been that her voice gets high and squeaky both during body blows AND forced sex. For the latter, it’s completely acceptable, but for the former it gets a bit offputting. But the blows she takes in this film result only in normal toned reactions. She has really improved, and is perhaps the greatest heroine actress Rye has ever had (no offense to others). Her lines are also more believable. She sells it. It’s hard to say some things that superheroine scripts call for without cracking up, or making it sound incredibly cheesy. But it works. It really does.

    While we’re on the issue of acting, let me talk about Steve Noir, a fellow producer who makes an appearance in this video as it’s maniacle villain, Professor Strangor. As most comic villains do, he seems to have a German accent. Germans are great and all, but lets face it. They make great fictional villains. Steve Noir’s acting is fantastic. He really sells his pervertedness as a pain loving mad genius who, despite a huge thrashing at the hands of the heroine in the beginning, knows that he is ALWAYS in control…you know, until Natasha transforms at the very end and burns him to a crisp. Heroine acting is great, but villains are often overlooked. Rye and Steve go above and beyond in making a great villain in this video.

    We also have 2 henchmen, who have a a couple of lines, but are primarily silent. However, their physical acting is quite good when it comes to not only giving, but taking blows.

    Content wise, I feel this caters exclusively to me! The heroine dominates for a long time. But she is then triple teamed, beaten in the stomach and crotch. Even her costume destruction caters to me. While her costume is utterly destroyed, the remains stay on her body, covering her feet ( I HATE foot fetish), and making it so we know she was once a heroine, not just a naked girl. A nice touch is that they even keep her “Black Widow” utility belt on her waist during the whole debacle. And the sex positions include my two favorites. Doggy Style and Cowgirl. Awesome!

    For the first time, I have absolutely no negatives about a film. I know SOME people are getting sick of Ashley as the heroine. Here is what I say to that: Unless YOU want to help Rye in his pursuit of new models who are not only decent actors, but are willing to let strangers pretend to fuck them, then please leave it on the street. He has stated numerous times in various threads that he is looking, but unless you live in a porn capital like California or Florida, it’s really not easy to come across girls willing to do this stuff.

    Things I would like to see in the future? Here are some reccomendations.
    -Make Strangor live. We could have the beginnings of a great villain with burn scars. Hell, you could turn him into a copy of Freddy Krueger! It could work, as Krueger is notoriously perverted and could do wonderfully terrible things to future heroines!
    -Make Natasha and Black Phoenix 2 different personalities. Different costumes included. Make Natasha’s costume a form of Black Canary’s costume, while, if you can find a decent costume or costume maker, make Black Phoenix’s suit a black version of Dark Phoenix’s costume. In vids, when Black Phoenix takes over, use the same flame effect from the end of this video as a transformation effect. Cover Ashley in flames, fade to white, then fade back in with her in the new costume.
    -When Natasha is in peril or captured, ball-gag her. To a heroine with a sonic scream, a ball-gag is like kryptonite. It completely disables her.
    -This is a personal preferance, but simulated forced oral is always hot. It doesn’t have to be in the extreme of superheroinecentral, but having a villian pull out and cum on her face is pretty awesome and humiliating.

    Overall this was a fantastic video. I don’t know where to give improvements, so I have no choice but to give it a 5 out of 5.

    Great Job, Rye!

  • Aug. 23, 2011 at 9:52 am


    Awesome review man! I might have to check this one out. It’s great to hear that Ashley’s acting is greatly improving along with her reactions. I wasn’t necessarily getting tired of her, just her same repeatitive moaning. Like another previous fan posted, I am more a fan of costumes with underwear bottoms and that show legs but I will check this one out.

  • Aug. 23, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks for the review Harry!
    I agree that Ashley gave her best peril performance in this video. She really tried hard to mix up her moans and facial expressions. I also thought she did a good job at kicking the shit out of everyone.
    I think you will like this video even though she is wearing a body suit 😉 The tables don’t turn instantly in this video.. Its a struggle for both the villains and heroine for control in a good chunk of the movie.

    Regarding Steve Noir… I directed and edited this movie but he was still able to make me believe I was watching Professor Strangor and not Steve Noir. His top notch performance really made the peril more intense.

  • Aug. 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Man, looking good, can’t wait to download.

    I’d heard a Black Canary style costume is up next, but I’d lose it if a full on Phoenix costume made an appearence xD

    Also, I recall that there was something about another “how to destroy a heroine” movie after the last one, any word on that.

  • Aug. 25, 2011 at 9:40 am

    My old domain will be alive again this year but its coming slow

    I think there will be 2 costumes for the next video, Canary and Phoenix.
    Another How to Destroy a heroine is already in the works 😉

  • Aug. 25, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    A little off topic, hey Rye are we ever going to see Agent Akira: Lock up? The first was pretty good and at the end a sequel called Agent Kira: Lock up was mentioned.

  • Aug. 25, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I just bought this video, and wow. This thing was just awesome. Ashley looked sexy as always, and Steve Noir was tremendous as the villain. With the accent, he struck me as an evil Yakov Smirnoff (80’s reference kids, look him up), and I think he’s too good of a villain to keep dead. With the ending, I hope Rye hasn’t written himself into a corner. For any sequels, I think maybe Natasha shouldn’t know what the Black Phoenix did, and the BP should only take over when Natasha is in dire stress, much like the Hulk, and each time BP takes over, Natasha loses more and more of her soul. Just a thought.

  • Aug. 26, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Well I would have loved to do that movie but Amanda has left the biz… So i would need to find another model.
    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the vid! I already have an idea to bring Strangor back but that is of course if I can talk Steve Noir into a sequel. I’ve thought a lot about how I want TBP to affect Natasha and what role she will play. I think you are pretty close 😉 I plan on doing a pretty fun dialogue between The Black Phoenix and Natasha in a mirror in the next vid.

  • Aug. 26, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I am looking forward to your next video, and I have some questions to ask you about breaking into the business I want to ask you. Is there another way I can contact you?

  • Aug. 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I like Ashley Rose a lot. She has what I imagine to be an excellent super heroine “look,” with the right body language. Also, her face has a prominent nose and a maturity that, for me, goes with an actress who plays a super heroine. (The wide-eyed petite girls who look like deer caught in headlights just don’t cut it for me.) My main problem with some of Ashley’s movies is not Ashley herself but rather the camera work: So many lengthy close-up shots can be frustrating. I prefer to see all, or most, of the super heroine, including her face or at least her head, as she does stuff or has stuff done to her.

  • Jan. 5, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Hello Rye! this sexy women Ashley Rose is hot!! How tall is she,what’s her bio? Also if possible could we see her sexy feet! I have foot fetish, and everytime I see Ashley in a video,I wish I could her yummy toes! I understand some people don’t like feet,but please mabe just once? Thanks !

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