Monday, January 25, 2016

Another Movie Review

This is from the September 2001 issue of Taboo. They reviewed Madame Katasha's Love Potion, our first (and only) bondage comedy. We got Natasha Flade a rental gypsy costume. I begged her to try out her gypsy accent on me before we began shooting, but she refused, feeling silly, I didn't understand how going a fake accent in front of me alone was more embarrassing than doing it in front of a camera and crew. But anyway, she she got to delivering her lines, it was pure campy awesome.

The reviews never laud our plots, and I know no one buys a video for the script writing, but damn, we always had a ton of fun doing these things like a "real" movie. We acted our hearts out, and I'll give hefty praise to the acting talents of Tabitha Katz, Miranda Capulet and Elijah X. We miss those guys and the times we had in the old school bondage movie-making world!

Madame Katasha's Love Potion was a VHS release and never made it to DVD, but some of the clips are still available at Centaur.

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Old Harmony Mags & Vids

When I was freelancing a videos to Harmony Concepts from 1998-2001 sometimes they would put promotional photos of my movies in their magazines. For the flick, The Director, the Thief, the Actress and the Rogue, they gave a few pages of the October 1999 Love Bondage Scenes. The cover, even! That was cool. In fact, two of my movies were in that particular issue, the other being The Flamingo Lamp.

Here are four of those pages, scanned for your retro viewing pleasure. The movie starred our early luminaries, Veronica Byrne, Miranda Capulet, and Connie Sims. There's a few more pages, and I'll share those another day.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Ever Have One of Those Moments?

When, for maybe just a fleeting few seconds, the world falls into place and you know you're on the right path in life? When everything feels amazing and perfect?

Had Tabitha Katz and Gia Lanay out for their very first shoot in early 2000 for a Harmony movie called "Scorpion, Inc." Things were a little crazy and stressful at first. There was some script trouble and Tabitha was nervous being tied to a chair in a room with strangers. Then we were doing the scene up in the bedroom with Gia very firmly roped to that chair. Unscripted, Tabitha hops on board and I get that shot below. It was hilarious and erotic and . . .perfect. No more tension. Just some laughter and peace and a deep feeling of all is well. There's love and bondage in the house!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Attack of the Old Prints

Been digging through old boxes of bondage photos made in the very earliest days of Centaur Celluloid. Some of these have not seen the light of day in 10 years. No joke, these have been sealed up back in Detroit, moved across the country to New Mexico in 2004, then carted around to four different domiciles since then and have never been opened since then. Until now.

I didn't know what the hell I was doing as far as lighting back then, but the women were tied up well. They ranged from cute to badass beautiful. I've been putting up a sample or two up on Twitter the last week. And now, just today, I scanned in a couple sets from Sara Blade and Audra Rain from 1998-1999 and put them up at Centaur. The Sara Blade photos and the ones with Audra hogtied were never, ever published before. The last set with Audra tied hand and foot on the bed was published, but now the scans are at a much higher resolution and a far better quality than back in 1999.

So, over the next few months expect more of these sets popping up for download for Centaur members. Should we also put the sets up for individual download over at BVC or C4S? Maybe for a $2 per set or something? Lend us your thoughts.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Digging through old boxes in the garage can reveal some old treasures. Happened upon a pristine brochure from the summer of 2002. The video being advertised on the front page is The Process. We were making a big deal that this was available on DVD. Yes, this was our only second DVD release. And it was priced at $39! Printing out these things with the color inkjet and folding them neatly and packing them with the video orders was a big part of my workday back in those years.

We have re-released The Process recently. It's only $9 though. Oh how the times have changed. Check out our old font and logo on the top of that brochure.

Monday, January 11, 2016


Remember magazines? The ancient way we used to fap to porn? You'd buy a bondage porn mag for $12 and hope for like a dozen (maybe black & white) photos that really hit the spot. Maybe a couple of stories. The rest of the pics had woman tied up and gagged, for sure, but they didn't zero in perfectly on your specific tastes. Oh, the trials of being kinky before the rise of the internet!

But those pages (that would stick together forever if you ever shot off an ill-aimed load) were where I got my start. Back in my college days I had a girlfriend that was game to allow me to photograph her all tied up and send the pics off for publication. This was Becca, and her tied-up adventures adorned many a magazine from Harmony Concepts. Here's a page from Bondage Life 42, 1992.

I remember shooting this set. This is her parents' bedroom, and they were off on vacation somewhere. I think they would have been a little angry about us using their bed as a bondage photo studio for a kinky porn mag. We used their house and my folks' house quite a bit for our shots. We both still lived at home, and even a cheapo motel is pricey for college students.

So, fast forward 9 years from this set (and 11 from my first photoset published in 1990) and I have a bondage movie being reviewed favorably in Hustler's Taboo magazine. I have been making movies for Harmony Concepts since 1998, and my own company, Centaur Celluloid, since 1999. For House Hostages, I had hired two local models and had my new girlfriend, the too-damn-hot-to-be-my-girlfriend Natasha Flade. I was now actually being noticed by the fetish community at large, and I felt like I had "made" it. I was starting to be "big time." Whatever that meant in the small pool damsel bondage porn. I was proud of that VHS movie, and I still am.

Pay no attention to the girl pissing in the upper right. That's a shot from Liquid Gold 3. Not mine.