“Super-Bluebird: Broken Wings Part 2” from NGC

Next Global Crisis presents the follow-up to Super-Bluebird: Broken Wings Part 1.

After a year of being Super-Bluebird, our heroine was becoming used to easy victories. Her new powers meant that she could end corruption and injustice almost with the wave of her hand. This was in contrast to an earlier career where every fight had been a struggle. Now, she is back in familiar territory.

With her great powers largely ignored by the mighty Sister Fate, Bluebird must try a different way, reasoning with her enemy and buying time to work out a strategy. However, she underestimates the force she is up against. It seems that Sister Fate lives for Bluebird’s destruction.

The pummeling continues and our hapless heroine has no answer to the beating and woman-handling she’s receiving. With each strike and move more powerful than anything she encountered before, Bluebird is taken to breaking point. The pain becomes more important than her pride and dignity. In the end Super-Bluebird stands in chains before a global audience, uttering words she never imagined she would say… but could this just be the beginning of her torture?

Purchase this video at Next Global Crisis

Comment guidelines:
• No personal insults.
• Do not use more than one username. Use the same name every time you leave a comment.
• Do not use this forum for customer service inquiries (please contact the seller directly).
• Do not ask for or share pirated videos.
• Comments can be removed or edited for any reason.
• Repeat offenders will be banned.

Leave a Reply

49 Comments on "“Super-Bluebird: Broken Wings Part 2” from NGC"

avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
dbud
dbud

Was there a members email for this? I didn’t get one.

Next Global Crisis
Next Global Crisis

Yes there was, the behaviour of the various email providers and what they will put in spam or not allow at all is getting harder and harder to predict I’m afraid. The best thing to do is whitelist info@nextglobalcrisis.com AND nextglobalcrisis@gmail.com if you can.

Next Global Crisis
Next Global Crisis

Quite a few interesting comments, and some consensus. Too many previews is very interesting and that has definitely sunk in. As for the montage… I wanted to do one to make the breaking of Bluebird more believable because I, like several of you really thought it would help. I didn’t do it because when I’ve done them in the past I have met with real hostility about it, and that affected my decision making. And I wish it hadn’t. So let me be clear about the montages… firstly, their existence would have little to no effect on the rest of this film, it would be a complete extra, more content and moves because they are designed to not take ages to film because the set up of each shot is almost reduced to zero. It’s pure content. Secondly, they won’t be in every film from now on, they won’t be in many films from now on BUT when I want to do them from now on to suit the film I will. I’m sorry if people don’t like that but any over angry future comment will get a link to this post!

There are things about this I wish could have been a bit better despite loving the performance and enjoying the video overall personally. I was given an incredibly short amount of time with Bluebird because she was on her holidays when we shot this, and though she likes doing them she couldn’t give me much time. You will see the benefits of this in the future because I know something you don’t know.

Comrade Todd had some interesting ideas. I totally agree about more trash talk, particularly in the footstool scene and a couple of bits that followed, I should have taken something out to fit that in. The bikini idea? Sorry guys, but she was doing me a favour to be there at all, this would have been flatly rejected. The bit about the on camera statement I don’t understand. The quote you attribute to the video isn’t in the video and the thing you say you want almost entirely is. I implore you to listen to the words again. I agree with you on the last point though. And generally people wanted more post defeat stuff and less fighting BUT they also wanted enough fighting that Bluebirds quitting was realistic…. Sooo, I’d cut a third of the fighting, add a brutal montage, and have 3 more minutes of post defeat stuff if I had my time again. That’s the only way to get close to the consensus here. And I’d halve the amount of promos, cut the trailer etc.. it’s basically a case of listening to you and ignoring you at the same time, but hopefully you catch my drift.

AlyAdmirer
AlyAdmirer

Well, if we’re gonna re-cut and re-shoot this in our minds… 🙂

For me, at least, one of the most intriguing aspects of the pre-release publicity material (and possibly one of my main sources of disappointment) was the message from the “7th Dimension.” I don’t know how feasible this would have been given the constraints you obviously had on the shoot, but I can’t help that it would have made a positive impact on the finished product (and again, I wanna stress that I DIDN’T *hate* the final film) if you had been able to do something more to suggest a change of location between parts one and two…

I don’t even think this would have required a different location to shoot in, maybe just setting up an area within that location with “black drapes”, as it were, and/or lowering or altering the lighting a little bit. If you had been able to do something visually to indicate that, since part one, Bluebird had been whisked away somewhere else, perhaps to this other dimension, a place disconnected from our reality and from which it might not be possible for her to even THINK of a way to get back from to her own world without the assistance of this figure that she simply cannot hope to defeat, THAT would have increased Sarah’s sense of hopelessness and added plausibility to her eventual breaking, IMHO.

Again, I admit I don’t know how much any of that might have been logistically possible, given the circumstances surrounding this shoot. Just something for me to ponder…

ComradeTodd
ComradeTodd

Great comments, I really appreciate it when producers engage with feedback. Couple followups & clarifications:

re: trailer content, if I was a producer I’d probably be annoyed by people complaining “the trailer showed too much”, because I’m sure other times they say the opposite (and it’s true that sometimes there’s too little given to make an informed buy decision). I think it’s just that when you buy a video you want to have a couple surprises still in store, too. In hindsight it was not worth whining about.

re: bikinis, I recognize you keep things PG-13 and thereby have a cast of great talents who wouldn’t otherwise be on board, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My real point wasn’t “show more skin” (not that I hate the idea), more that a costume change further reinforces the vibe that the villain is publicly taking away BB’s superheroine identity in that scene, which is a superb peril scenario to begin with. In that vein I could see something like, say, a black catsuit working as a captive’s outfit while not being revealing. That’s all I meant.

re: BB’s speech, watching it again I can see where my initial take was a bit hyperbolic. I would reframe to say the kind of stuff I suggested is very heavily IMPLIED from context (the chains, the villain calling her a “monument to failure”), but not quite actually SAID. The dialogue is vague on what happened (“I’ve made many mistakes”, “I’ve been punished”, “my powers are being neutralized”, “a new champion will take my place”) and it still feels a bit like Bluebird is deliberately avoiding an unambiguous declaration of defeat and surrender, which was what I was fishing for. Though one could argue that this approach is its own subtle humiliation, because the context clearly tells the real story and makes her euphemisms about “making mistakes” sound feeble. Anyway I promise I’m only splitting hairs because this exact kind of scene — a bound heroine looking a camera in the eye and making a public, elaborate declaration of defeat — is 1,000,000% my jam so it’s hard to resist the urge to comment (though I realize you do not make videos just to please me XD). Bottom line it is very well done regardless and IMO Claire sells it really well, projecting a heroine who is humiliated but determined to go down with what dignity she has.

Final question: was this in fact meant as an end for the character? I can certainly see how it could be, but if I understood right she only lost her latest superpowers, so could technically be rescued and resume normal superhero life.

Darkwrath016
Darkwrath016

Haven’t quite formed an opinion on this yet mainly because I fear there might be a bit of herding in terms of consensus and I definitely was falling into that trap. So to counter that I think I’m going to block this site for half a week or so, not watch any SHIP videos and then come back to it. That said, I will agree with the part about there being too many previews. I remember during the week when this came out I kinda got tired of seeing broken wings previews every day. Though just to be clear it sure seems like the number previews for this one is a bit of an oddity. From what I can tell going back to the recent Kandy Crisis episode (yeah i like to verify facts before I actually post them claiming them as fact), most films only get four days of preview content on the NGC website. This one got five. Also, this video had 54 pictures to it. All the others were lucky to break 24 (though as a caveat all the others weren’t as long as 18 minutes so there’s that to take into consideration). Point being in my opinion; less previews please. Enough to tease and entice. Not too much to give the game away.

Scott
Scott

Hate to say i was disappointed, especially when it comes to NGC, but this video did leave me wanting. The “technical shortcomings” regarding video and audio went over my head so they don’t really apply. The editing seemed fine to me. I do feel the writing was stronger for Part I than Part II, but then again the latter was going to be more show than tell, right? At least I wish there was more show.

The biggest disappointment, and the one that probably influenced most people, is the lack of new content. Every torture and humiliation facing Bluebird in the video was already leaked in the previews. So the actual video rolled by without any genuine thrill for me. Had I never seen the preview, I think my overall impression could be VERY different.

Also, if ever there was a place for a montage, this was it! Would’ve loved to see Bluebird in compromising position after position, painful hold after hold, abject humiliation after humiliation, each scene fading in and out. Then it would’ve sold her spirit breaking all the more. To be fair, few videos ever give sufficient peril to break a heroine IMO, but I was hoping NGC would come through here.

The dark ending was fine with the narration. Again, I wish we saw more bleakness to Bluebird’s scenario than the stomping (which I did like I won’t lie). Maybe another montage or, as someone has said, an alternate costume that was battle damaged or denigrating.

I don’t think it’s as bad a video as many have said, but expectations were super high for this. And failing to meet them casts this in a bad light – worse than it deserves IMO. Bluebird’s actress (as usual) came to play and I love her delivery and expression/range of emotions. Easily my favorite actress in the genre. I also enjoyed Sister Fate’s actress who plays a strong villain. Wouldn’t have minded more dialogue from her either. So sadly, a good video that I had seen before even seeing it. =(

ComradeTodd
ComradeTodd

***spoilers below***

Eh, I wouldn’t say I was disappointed, maybe just that expectations were met but not exceeded. I was really hoping for a drawn-out post-submission sequence, but like others say pretty much everything is in the trailer and preview pics. That said, I’m 100% onboard with the concept here, in fact for me this kind of thing is the whole frisson of the genre: a plucky, cocky heroine getting physically dominated to the point of being tamed and submissive, and being made to actively demonstrate her submission in words and actions. And this was one of the better examples of that I’ve seen lately, even if it wasn’t quite the grand slam I was hoping for.

“Darkness” seems beside the point, though I can see NGC’s argument that for Bluebird to offer herself to her enemy as a footstool, get chained up and willingly depowered on live TV, and then face an eternity of beatdowns as punishment for her hubris, could be viewed as much darker than having an arm broken. In any case the trailer fairly represents the content so I don’t quite get people being disappointed that she wasn’t pulverized/mind-raped/garrotted/neck-snapped. NGC has dabbled in character deaths but has never made them the main draw of their work like some other producers do. Brutal execution scenes tend to be a small niche-within-a-niche for this genre anyway.

I noticed a couple minor goofs with the editing/choreography but they didn’t bother me, and I thought the villainess was serviceable. I see the point about how it’s a fairly short, standard fight to be the thing that finally “breaks” Bluebird, but it sounds like NGC had a short-notice chance to film one last(?) video with Claire and did what they could with it, so I’m hardly gonna complain about that.

Insofar as this was basically right in my wheelhouse, a couple minor things I think would enhance this type of scenario:
– Costume change for the depowerment scene. Put her in a simple blue bikini to emphasize the humiliation and loss of superheroine pride. Meanwhile have the villain holding her costume as a trophy.
– More/better trash talk to amp up the psychological peril and personalize the conflict/submission. The footstool shot was crying for a simple exchange like “Now, that’s you where you belong, isn’t it Bluebird?” “Yes, mistress… this is my place now”.
– Likewise her on-camera statement was basically just “People of earth, I’m not going to be a hero anymore, this chick runs things now”. Was hoping for more like “People of earth, I’ve fought for you for years but today I failed you. I’ve been defeated and broken by a superior opponent. As a token of my complete surrender I will now drink this antidote to negate my powers, and begin my new life at my conqueror’s feet. I’m truly sorry for letting you all down.” Really twist the knife.
– Rather than ending with BB being tortured (kinda pointless since she already broke), end with her being given a humiliating command and submissively obeying. Others have tried to break her before and she always came back to win, so drive home that this time it stuck for keeps.

Water under the bridge I know, but I couldn’t help myself. Everyone’s a critic in this genre.

Anyway if this is in fact the final farewell to Bluebird/Claire, all the best to her in her future endeavors.

TBob
TBob

ComradeTodd, I like your style.

Dave
Dave

Absolutely with the blue bikini part…something I really wish they would do with her and similarly with other videos

Darklord
Darklord

Add me to the list of disappointed. The last few minutes were good but as someone said it’s pretty much all in the preview.

I wanted more groveling and less fighting (which wasn’t even very good). Sigh.

Bruce Kent
Bruce Kent

Hi! Thanks for the answer, I will buy it later today. But “horses for courses” reminds me of the late great George Martin who said that and was included in “The Beatles Anthology” DVD. I know it’s off topic, but I’ve never heard it outside of there.

On topic, bring back Celestia!!! (Yes, I did see the last one….)

AlyAdmirer
AlyAdmirer

Downloading now, so I’m not yet in a position to chime in either for or against. I would absolutely echo the bring back Celestia sentiment–she and Bluebird probably remain my 1 and 1A Favorite Heroines in the Genre.

Alas (and I could be wrong on this) I get the impression that Aisling’s mainstream star might be picking up a little too much to allow that to happen. And good for her, if so. 🙂

AlyAdmirer
AlyAdmirer

And having now watched it…

Bruce Kent invoked George Martin and the Beatles. I’m reminded of a different British institution. As a Doctor Who fan for the last 34 years, Andrew’s comments about how this was assembled with little notice puts me in mind of the behind-the-scenes circumstances swirling around Sylvester McCoy’s first season as the Doctor, and how in the light of those circumstances, that ANYTHING made it to the screen at all was a minor miracle–expecting it to be any good on top of that would just be being greedy.

And yet, I don’t think that season misses the mark as widely as its reputation suggests, and likewise, I don’t think “Broken Wings Part 2” misses the mark AS widely as some of the previous comments suggest. I agree that there are some surprising and decidedly uncharacteristic for NGC technical deficiencies, particularly some badly joined dialogue between cuts in the early going–a byproduct of the haste with which this had to be shot? I don’t know. I emphatically disagree with the charge of lack of selling–as always, I think Claire sells her ass off here, and does so admirably.

I do agree with those who feel Bluebird broke too easily, and I think that’s an impression that could have been avoided simply by suggesting a greater passage of time between parts 1 and 2, and that this was just Day 473 (just to pluck a number out of the air) with no hope of being able to escape this “7th Dimension” teased in the promo material. Hell… I don’t think it’s a secret that I hate the so-called “Crisis Moment” technique more than probably anyone else here, but if ever I might concede a video might benefit from that approach, this might have been it.

I also would have preferred to see the video focus more on Bluebird post-submission than on the build TO her submission, most of which IMHO should have been the province of Part 1. I know there’s something to be said for leaving the viewing to imagine whatever horrors might await Bluebird, but let’s face it, we buy these videos to behold rather than to imagine. 🙂 And it would have been nice to have seen more of her “living nightmare” than a few stomps.

But while we’re being honest… with a heroine THIS iconic, and the promise of a fate of unspeakable despair, it’s hard to imagine ANYTHING being able to sufficiently deliver on that. While I wouldn’t consider this a classic release by any means, I don’t regret the purchase, either.

Elijah Perv
Elijah Perv
Next Global Crisis
Next Global Crisis

Well it’s always disappointing for me when people don’t like the video I put out. As most of the commentators have said, that situation is rare. Perhaps it suffers from being part of a story video when it is more focused on pure beat-down or humiliation aspects. I’ll take a few comments on board where they are relevant pieces of advice. There is much about both parts in this series that I absolutely love and kept re-watching with the benefit of seeing a lot more of it than anyone else here could have in a few hours. I won’t get into specifics but I was given a minuscule amount of time to prepare for these shoots and on that basis I’m delighted with what we made. It was this or no new Bluebird, maybe ever. Probably ever. If that’s preferable to you then we aren’t on the same page. As for the ending and its ‘Darkness’ obviously a subjective thing, personally I think it’s way darker than The Grudge bad ending. Yes, there is a finality to that which some may prefer, I think this one is better. ‘Horses for courses’ as we say in England,

I know with great certainty that most who buy this will love it, and while it is good practice to take comments on board it is important also to remember that they represent a small fraction of all buyers and interested parties. I was recently having email correspondence with another producer/site owner whom you all know and we were talking about the trend for well made videos to receive very little comment after release, whereas any threads on forums about things that *might* happen get a frenzied response, even if they never do.

So you’ve pointed out to me what you don’t like. Thanks, I understand. Generally though I’m winging this whole thing with the time and money I have and some people will dig it and others won’t, usually they seem to, and I can’t believe there won’t be people (in addition to the blessed Steve) who love this because I genuinely do. You can’t please all of the people all of the time. It seems I haven’t pleased enough of the people who write on here.

Steve
Steve

I would love to come to your defense here but I would say you’ve to do that quite well on your own. Look, everyone has their own opinion and I can fully respect that. For my part, I just think this film fully delivers on the promise the trailer provided. Beyond that, I just have to say that NGC has been and continues to be the BEST provider of exciting, action-packed superheroine adventures and peril in the genre. The acting, the fight choreography, the wide array of characters, the costumes, and the settings continues to set this company apart from all the others. Every film is done with incredible taste (hard to do in this genre) and, I find, are truly satisfying. Lastly, I am extremely grateful that NGC jumped at the chance to bring Claire in for another Bluebird adventure—to me, any chance to see this incredibly talented beauty back in this role is well worth the money. So kukos again for releasing what I believe is another thrilling installment to the NGC library.

Bruce Kent
Bruce Kent

Are there alternate endings?

Next Global Crisis
Next Global Crisis

Yes there are Bruce.

Warfish
Warfish

So this has a few spoilers in it, so maybe scroll on past if you haven’t seen the film yet!

Ok? Cool.

That was… disappointing to say the least.

Damien Woods has called out the technical deficiencies below, that’s his field of expertise and he’s completely correct so need for me to add anything to that.

My own area of expertise? Well I’m a writer, so the story and dialogue is what matters most to me, and neither ever really resonated.

We’ve seen Bluebird have some of the most brutal fights in NGC, and keep going until the end. That, for me, is why she is one of my favorite characters. Yet here, we’re supposed to believe that she just gives up, that she surrenders everything just because she’s been put into a couple of bog-standard pro-wrestling submission moves?

I’m not buying it, and part of that is because of Sister Faith, the big bad villain of the piece could not be more bland if she tried. I’m not blaming the actress by the way (although, truth be told, she isn’t fantastic), but she doesn’t have much to work with.

Unlike the many great villains Bluebird has fought in the past, she simply did not inspire any feeling of dread. It never felt natural that she would dominate Bluebird, like in fights with Alaric, it never seemed as if she was a truly brutal fighter like Rex or even really Bluebird’s equal like Eliza Rose. It just felt like Bluebird was holding back, rather than actually being dominated.

That ending though. Hell’s Bells, when it’s built up to be one of the “darkest” endings ever on NGC then you need to deliver. It wasn’t dark. We’ve seen Bluebird alone have far darker endings in The Grudge, and in New Danger. As Mark pointed out below, you can see it coming a mile away and it makes no sense. Nothing, at any stage, gives the impression that Bluebird should have had her spirit broken to the extent that she meekly accepts her fate.

The winning ending, on the other hand, is much much better – so I choose to select that as the cannon ending!

I hate writing negative reviews, and I especially hate ragging on NGC because over the years they have produced some of the absolute top notch work in this genre. I don’t expect perfection every time, but to miss the mark this badly, and with such a beloved character, is genuinely sad.

I also got the impression that the ending was maybe being set up for another mini-series. I really hope so, and that Bluebird gets another shot at a proper goodbye that the character (and actress) truly deserve.

daredevil16
daredevil16

You hit the nail right on the head. This is one of only two times ive been disappointed with an NGC video. Yes there were some technical difficulties and that took something out of hit but to me it was the story and dialogue that somewhat took me out of it. Bluebird has been in some of the most brutal fights and im not not just NGC lore but the the genre in general. The whole bluebird 2020 series what just her trying to get through an onslaught of punishment especially part 2 where Rex discovers her undercover location and beats her so badly that he breaks one of her arms and legs and as a result that fight puts her into retirement. For me the biggest issue was the villainess. While yes the technical difficulties and dialogue was not up to standard’s I never felt she was as threatening as advertised. She isn’t bad but I never felt at any point that she was truly superior to bluebird. Bluebird’s rogues gallery is probably the best in the genre as a whole. You have Alaric who is essentially the Bane of the NGC universe. He has demolished her with his brute strength on multiple occasions and despite the fact she always does her best to put up a fight and push through, he roughs her up to the point where it is pretty obvious that he will always be stronger no matter how resilient she is. As for Rex, he’s the wild card of the 3. His unhinged yet cool demeanor which puts me on edge every time he and bluebird clash. The battles between him and bluebird always are vicious for both parties. Him and bluebird often have this cat and mouse dynamic especially in part 2 of bluebird 2020 where he catches her off guard while undercover in her home and takes the fight to her in a space that she thought was safe. He has proven himself to be a hybrid of both cunning evil and brute strength that often always keeps bluebird guessing. Finally there is Eliza, the most intense of the three. As you mentioned previously she is bluebird’s equal. The yin to her yang. While yes bluebird has history will all of the villians mentioned, she has the most with Eliza. The hatred between them is unlike anything seen in this genre. From Eliza holding her in her grasp for a full year to the grudge where both gave as good as they gave there is a true animosity between them. While I am not saying the villains have to be rehashed or be the same as these 3 mentioned, bluebird is at her best when she is fighting again impossible odds. It is why she is often seen as one of if not the best heroine in NGC lore. I really didn’t believe that this villain was at any point stronger that her or even her equal. Either these villains need to be brought back when bluebird is involved, or a new one needs to be introduced that can be as menacing as the previous 3. Because when the villain can’t seem to inspire the feeling of dread for us, it is difficult to believe that bluebird’s spirit was truly broken. That being said this film did have some positive elements like the live tv aspect of it. I wish more companies would do stories where the heroine’s fight/defeat is broadcasted on tv. When this occurs it truly gives the fallen hero vibe as the heroine is humiliated in front of all of those who adore her. That being said, I was really disappointed with the end result. This ending wasn’t very dark when compared to the alternate ending of the grude where Eliza forces bluebird to drink a dangerous liquid, electrocute her, and than deliver the most brutal neck snap I have ever seen. It wasn’t even like public destruction where bluebird is given three vicious backbreakers only to be thrown off alaric’s knee and he forces her near unconscious face in front of the camera. The video ends with a whimper instead of a bang. I still love NGC more than any other company in the genre and im sure this was just a misstep. I hope maybe this leads into another miniseries where we can get a darker more brutal storyline. Hopefully when claire takes up the mantel again we can see our favorite heroine fall and be dominated like we have never seen before because to advertise that an ending would be darker than the grudge and its not even half as dark is pretty disappointing.

Damien Woods
Damien Woods

I usually don’t post on other producers work, but this film was a letdown. Editing is a mess, audio is poorly done. It really distracts from the film as so much previous work is in such higher standards. The dark ending misses the mark, the actors don’t sell it at all. Hopefully this is a one off.

Mark
Mark

I thought it was just me imagining things, or being overcritical, but glad someone else thinks exactly the same. It always seems worse when someone known for top quality misses the mark because it’s so strange!

steve
steve

I gotta say, I loved it! Utter complete humiliation for our beloved Bluebird (provided you don’t watch the alternate ending). Completely humiliated and humbled to the world…just the way I like her!

Mark
Mark

A strange one this: as a massive Bluebird fan, I was obviously looking forward to the release, and initial indications did not disappoint. However, I felt that Part 1 was missing that certain ‘Bluebird / NGC’ magic (which I put down to some less than convincing attack by the villainess, and fact that it was a two part episode). But unfortunately for me, the second part, whilst definitely much, much improved in the action stakes, still feels slightly ‘off – kilter’, The production values (and even action) seem a little hit and miss (missing sound effects, angles which clearly show the blow isn’t landing etc.) which is so unlike NGC. And the end just failed to deliver (partly because of the issues mentioned, as well as being a tad predictable (although some fans will be more than happy) – you called it Paul!).

Even the ‘build up’ felt so unlike NGC – they normally tease and imply, then bang, string a surprise. This release? The teaser feels like one of those for the bad action movies – you pretty much see everything that happens in trailer, so much so you don’t actually need to go to the pictures and watch it.

Would I recommend people buy it? Of course. But in my eyes, not a patch on BB2020 Parts 1 to 3 unfortunately, and not the final release with Bluebird I was hoping for – Score 6/10.

Paul
Paul

I enjoyed Part 1, but I enjoyed the teaser for Part 2 at the end even more! I really like what I’ve seen so far, but my only worry is that this has an anti climactic ending after such great punishment. This has been something I’ve seen in several of NGC videos and is something that has been my biggest critique about their work. Whether its a simply punch to the face KO or the villains just walking away, leaving the heroine laying, I feel like endings fall flat for me most of the time. I understand that sometimes the video doesn’t call for it, but in videos like this, I think it needs that big ending that pushes it over the edge. I fear, based on what I’ve seen so far, that this may simply end with Bluebird drinking the “antidote” then being escorted off camera. I really hope that isn’t the case.

I even read somewhere that NGC claimed this has one of, if not the darkest endings of their films…and I think it deserves that! I just hope that Bluebird being escorted off camera is their idea of dark. The description above does say “but could this just be the beginning of her torture?” so its possible there could be more parts to come. If that is the case, then the ending of BB just being taken away isn’t as disappointing. However, if this is the last part, I really hope they end it with a bang.

Still excited to see it!

Mark
Mark

Paul, you seemed to have called it…just about!

daredevil16
daredevil16

I think with all superheroine companies they sometimes have anti climatic endings. NGCS sometimes has some but i think most of the time they have some pretty intense endings especially when it comes to bluebird. Bluebird has gotten some of the darkest and brutal endings whether its the alternate ending of the grudge where Eliza forces her to drink some liquid, electrocutes her, and delivers the most brutal neck snap I’ve ever seen in the genre. There was also public destruction where Alaric gives bluebird the beaten of a lifetime and while we don’t see her death on screen it is inferred that she has practically been killed (although I wish he would have seen the finishing blow whether it was a neck snap or just her giving out from the punishment) I think NGC does a solid job with their endings when it comes to bluebird. Now I hope you are right and its not just a “KO punch and the villain just walks away laying the heroine laying there”. For me personally I hope we can have an ending where bluebird dies at the villains feet after an intense/humiliating beatdown. Heroines are meant to been to fight to the end if necessary and I love bluebird (and erica lynn) more than any other heroines in this genre, and if this video is advertised as as possibly surpassing “the grudge” I want to see bluebird go down in the most epic/brutal way possible.

Paul
Paul

As I said, I don’t think all of their endings are anti climactic, but there have been several that left me unsatisfied. I just feel that after this vicious beatdown that BB receives, it would be a disservice to just end it without a big finale. Hopefully it’s a cold and brutal end to BB (not forever of course, but just for this story). I’m not a fan of bloody or gore filled stuff, but I did love the way her Eliza ended as well. It was a really creative way to finish her off and that is what I’d like to see more of in NGC videos. Doesn’t have to be every time, but I think it’s necessary when it calls for it. For instance I remember one video where the villains literally say they want to kill the heroine, but the video ends with a quick KO and they just walk away. Made zero sense to me. Just hope they deliver an epic ending for this one.

Daredevil16
Daredevil16

I can agree with you on all of that. For me I don’t like blood and gore much either but if a heroine is on the receiving end of a neck snap after a humiliating defeat, I don’t mind. For me the death of a heroine is the worst defeat. Not only did they lose the battle but they lost the war type of a thing. Also I agree with you when you saying some endings can be disappointing because there are some videos where the villain say they’re gonna and the heroine and then they just leave her there on the floor KO’d. It’s so anti-climactic and just makes me feel as if I wasted my money. However when I comes to bluebird NGC usually make some of the best endings when she’s involved so I have High hope‘s

kained
kained

I, personally, don’t like heroine deaths. I do like brutal/dark endings, with the implication that their torture or beatings will be their daily existence.

TBob
TBob

I feel the same way, kained.

daredevil16
daredevil16

I have mixed feeling about that. For me it depends on how its done. I do love the public humiliation aspect this video will have. It is something i wish for superheroine videos would do more. Broadcasting the heroine’s downfall on tv adds more to the humiliation/defeat. The fact that bluebird is essentially being broken and submitting to the villains in front of those who adore her, there isn’t anything more soul crushing than that. A bluebird with a broken spirit is the best kind of bluebird

Darkwrath016
Darkwrath016

I feel like I agree with just about everything that has been said on this particular thread. I do hope to see a dark ending to this episode but if that dark ending results in Bluebird’s death then I hope its not cannon. I like Bluebird and to see her killed off cannon wise would be a heartbreaking blow for me. Defeated sure. But killed like what happened to Celestia and Comet Girl and have it be cannon might be too much for me.

I will say that while there have been some ending in NGC videos that left me wanting more (Malacia’s Delight comes to mind), they’ve been plenty of videos that have scored major points on having endings that are more complex than a KO and much more satisfying too. ‘Celeste’s bad idea’ is a good when where the villainess posses and takes pictures of a defeated Celestia. ‘The Rescue’ is also a great one in which all three heroines end up chained together. As someone mentioned, ‘The Grudge’ is a pretty good one too. My personal favorite right now has to be in ‘We will Never be Alone’. Part of it is due to me being kinda biased towards anything with Spectrum in it and partly due to it being the newest ending I’ve watched. But to see Spectrum lie on the floor, be dragged off the floor by her hair, dragged towards a controlled Miss Freedom and then have her mind turned to mush and become a personal ‘dog’ to Myanna, her arch nemesis who she boasted not too long before that that Myanna couldn’t control her just about left me breathless. And then to watch Spectrum’s facial expression turn to that of helplessness after her mind has been controlled has taken me over the edge time and time again. Honestly I’ve got that one part on repeat for the last two months now and I haven’t gotten tired of it yet.

Also public humiliations are AWESOME! There should be more of those in the genre just on principle alone.

Dave
Dave

Totally agree with the last part there! I wish they could add scenes where the heroine has been changed into a different outfit…some type of basic two piece bikini perhaps…

Dave
Dave

Hopefully I’m wrong but this is shaping up to be the end of the Bluebird character…again hopefully I’m very wrong!

DrMabuse
DrMabuse

Will there be a members gift release to accompany Part 2?

Next Global Crisis
Next Global Crisis

Yes, details on our blog shortly.

DrMabuse
DrMabuse

Thanks, I see it now. Catherine Marks outtakes, nice!

Larry
Larry

A gorgeous woman being overpowered, humiliated and forced to be a footstool for a tougher, stronger woman? So hot.

Chris
Chris

Though I preferred her original tight & shiny outfit, nearly all of the videos featuring Claire are ‘top drawer instant buys’. Nice to see her pummelled by another woman and the chain & collar aspect looks good.

AlyAdmirer
AlyAdmirer

Between the teaser and the image for the blog entry on the NGC site, I’m already useless for the rest of the week…

ceej
ceej

I guess you could say I’m super pumped for this one….

Daredevil16
Daredevil16

That description is amazing. “Her blue costume the only hint of previous greatness, a monument to failure.” That’s something I like the sound of. It’s not just the defeat of a superheroine but them being seen as a failure that is amazing. A beaten and broken bluebird is s good thing for all of us. Also while we are on the subject of bluebird, is there going to be a conclusion for bluebird three lives. I’m only asking because right before Rex knocks bluebird out he says that he will “see her tomorrow” and that he will remember this encounter but she won’t. I feel like that story needs a conclusion one way or another if possible with win and lose endings.

Next Global Crisis
Next Global Crisis

Thanks for the interest. I really liked Three Lives but it was only intended to be a one-off because about the time we shot it Bluebird became super unavailable to shoot with, which we knew, so we took what we could get. Broken Wings was shot a few months ago on the basis of her suddenly being available again so we made something we really wanted to make in that time, this is it.

daredevil16
daredevil16

Thats unfortunate. That storyline could have grown into something really unique with bluebird being beaten everyday and never remembering it or even knowing that she was under rex’s thumb until he reveals it to her or the spell she is under wears off and an angry bluebird fights tex to the end in a brutal battle where only one can survive similar to the grude with bluebird and eliza since their rivalry is just as intense. Hope we can continue to see claire take up the bluebird mantel again after this video.

Aldous
Aldous

Please Gentle Jesus….let this be out on Friday…

Darkwrath016
Darkwrath016

Good lord that description! Just reading that alone got me way too excited.

Scott
Scott

I can’t take it. I WANT THIS NOW! :O

wpDiscuz