9 comments on “Arielle Lane

  1. Also TAO Productions, who rivaled HoM for their output of magazines and bondage “loops” (10-15 minute 8mm/Super8 silent mini-movies, usually with a vague plot to get the Damsel in question bound&gagged as quickly as possible). You can still (for the moment, anyway) find DVD-R compilations of largely TAO’s, Lyndon’s and Friendship’s old content in Something Weird Videos’ BIZARRO SEX LOOPS collections (https://www.somethingweird.com/index.php?cPath=393 ) — though they say they’re going to stop offering them come January 1st!

    HoM, renamed “Tri-Star”, then “Bizarre Tri-Star”, then finally “California Star”, held firmly onto its loops and early movies, and released them on video in VHS and DVD. TAO offered VHS copies and started to transfer them to DVD, but seems to have fallen by the wayside by the Early Aughts (the owner and I knew each other from my original Seventies Bound website, and for a time I helped him to promote his classic videos from there).

    By 2002-2003 I had rebranded Seventies Bound as a site producing original video “loops” in the style of TAO’s work — stories with more ambition than budget, often using music and non-synced sound effects over sync dialogue to retain the look and feel. Before DR Productions NYC shuttered in 2005-06, I had produced two DVDs worth of Seventies Bound content, along with an Agents of B.O.U.N.D. feature The Jewell Affair starring A.J. Khan and Jewell Evans, and a spinoff DVD of Agents of BOUND called “The Bondage Wrestling Federation” (BWF).

    • Wow…you blindsided me with a part of this one! HoM’s movies/mags were just a bit over the edge for me at times…so hearing that they would eventually become California Star was a trip! Some of Cal-Star’s offerings seemed tamer than Harmony at times…and to find out they were the edgy, sometimes punishment-laden/hardcore bondage guys from HoM??? Kiri Kelly’s series with CalStar was even focused on “Love Bondage” to a degree…(hits Google…)…”Bondage Is My Pleasure” and all…huh. Guess they changed up their style.

      California Star is a DEFINITE fave of mine, for bondage movies…some of their people even made a horror flick with bondage elements in it called “Spine”; geez, was I glad to find that on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Spine-R-Eric-Huxley/dp/B00TKM7HT6/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=spine+dvd&qid=1609366428&sr=8-1

      Thanks for the info on TAO. Gonna have to look more closely into them. πŸ™‚

      PS: Already have tomorrow’s post describing the bondage mag I was talking about at the end of this one. It’s a “Tolstoy”…lol.

      • I think Barbara Behr and some other folk who made HoM what it was left while it was still Tri-Star (that still cracks me up, that a mini-major Hollywood studio would pick the same name as a Bondage Movie outfit!), and a lot of Harmony people who didn’t like the limits Harmon put on them worked for California Star. I remember Jon Woods directing a no-rent bondage movie version of a Women in Prison picture (which means it was actually LESS explicit than most real WiP flicks!), which Harmony never would have gone for….

        I used to know Geoffrey Merrick (in his vanilla life he was a Mystery and Martial Arts fan), and he took his feature movies for HoM in a more comical direction than their stuff tended to be. I hear he later went to Hong Kong to write a book on Hong Kong movies, and ended up in bit parts in several films as “The Dumb American”….

    • I guess I should mention this is a part of why I’m in the business. Harmony, OK for the most part, seemed too “fluff” at times, while HOM was OK at times, but also too “OMG are her boobs OK rigged up like that???” I struck out to create a middle-balance. πŸ™‚

  2. Your right Arielle does look a lot like Pia πŸ™‚ My first bondage magazine i do not remember the name of it was so long ago but I do remember who the stars of that magazine were and those stars were Irving Klaw and Bettie Page I remember it like it was yesterday and I also remember all those TV shows with bondage like WW The Dukes of Hazzard I always loved it when Catherine Bach or Lynda Carter were helpless always a nice television moment and childhood memory πŸ™‚ Thanks for the long long walk down memory lane my friend and thanks for Arielle she looks smashing as always Tony stay safe my friend πŸ™‚

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