Press Release
For Immediate Release
Press contact: Craig Baldwin

Other Cinema Digital Releases XPERIMENTAL EROS

(San Francisco, CA) OCD proudly announces the upcoming release of XPERIMENTAL EROS. Curated by Noel Lawrence with invaluable assistance from Craig Baldwin, this very special film collection will be available on DVD August 28, 2007.

Exploring realms both sacred and profane, XPERIMENTAL EROS invokes a shimmering fantasia of celluloid sensuality for the pleasure of our largest sex organ – the brain.

Using exotic tropes and erotic footage from the world’s oldest genre, our program of ardent auteurs spin grindhouse dross into arthouse gold with perverse panache.

Highlights include Peggy Ahwesh’s “The Color of Love” (Top 10 Film of 1994 – Amy Taubin, Village Voice) which re-edits and optically prints a Super-8 stag loop, rarifying the degraded images into an abstract stained-glass mosaic; Jeff Krulik’s “King of Porn” which profiles Ralph Whittington, a retired curator at the Smithsonian, who boasts the world’s largest collection of pornography; Naomi Uman’s “Removed” which reworks a pieces of European 70s softcore, turning the images of women into white ectoplasmic blobs (“This is pornography re-[not -de]eroticized by the very act of removal” – Linda Williams).

X-EROS also features two rare vintage stag loops with an original score by the PornOrchestra, a Bay Area musical collective who perform live, composed, and improvised scores to pornographic film.

Be it tales of sexual obsession, rejected letters to Penthouse Forum, or the Mr. Nude Trucker Contest of 1976, no subject is taboo…nor above deconstruction. X-EROS strips bare the spectacle of sex in cinema, poeticizing the cinematic language of the body.

“The images of XPERIMENTAL EROS mingle in the mind like one’s own flashes of memory and fantasy. A fragment of an act, a snippet of sound – all play, replay, recombine and again, please! – for a collection of works that are confoundingly X-citing!”

Lisa Vandever, Cinekink Film Festival

93 minutes
Price: $24.95
Pre-Order: August 7, 2007
Street: August 28, 2007


Jeff Krulik – “King of Porn”
Mark Street – “Blue Movie”
Tom Palazzolo – “Sneakin’ and Peekin’”
Naomi Uman – “Removed”
Thomas Draschan & Stella Friedrichs – “The Influence of Ocular Light Perception on Metabolism in Man and Animal”
Lewis Klahr – “Downs are Feminine”
Peggy Ahwesh – “The Color of Love”
Julia Ostertag – “SexJunkie”
Oscar Perez – “Pacifier”


• Two vintage stags with a special score by PornOrchestra
• Essay booklet by Linda Williams (Professor of Film Studies, UC Berkeley)
• New Releases from Other Cinema DVD

For more information, or to set up an interview with Noel Lawrence, please call 415-290-0401 or e-mail

Copies of the DVD can be ordered online at

About Other Cinema DVD

The Other Cinema Digital label provides an alternative platform for the distribution of extraordinary film works. We celebrate peculiar visions and offbeat sensibilities, drawn from the contemporary underground as well as the archives. Be it auteur, exploitation, or industrial, OCD delivers a decidedly different audio-visual experience – ingenious, comic, critical...dangerous.

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