VZ1 Is Back!... Kinda

 


Okay, so we've been on hiatus for about five months.  And by "hiatus" I mean shut down and banned.  But we're back... kinda.

When VZ1 was finally allowed to return, it just kept getting back on the chopping block.  Suffice it to say, I am not going to be able to return the 5,000 film catalog as it was.  But that's okay.  It was perhaps time for a change, and time for me to revisit these movies.  And I'll be the first to say VZ1 was starting to get stale for me. 

So, we're basically starting from scratch - and I completely understand that basically the entire reason for coming here (the big ol' sleazy catalog) is gone.  But maybe check back in once some time has passed as we build it back up. See you in 2026?

Keep in mind, there's never been an advertisement on VZ1; this site ultimately is for me.  I like to watch a movie then quickly "record" it via these walkthroughs. I'm funny that way.  So, that hasn't changed.  

What has changed is the look of the walkthroughs.  A bit more artsy with a comic book vibe.  That serves two purposes - it makes it fun for me, and also may avoid VZ1 winding up back on the chopping block.  If that's not your bag and you prefer just an unvarnished screenshot, I get it. Also, the format is much more friendly for mobile devices.

IMPORTANT: Since we are in the early stages of the reborn VZ1 (VZ2, if you will), I would appreciate  feedback.  Any additional elements you'd like added to each review, for instance. Now's the time to update things.

Lastly, just as when VZ1 was born back in 2016, it was slow going; it'll be the same now.  I have a life - a job, a family, and the Phillies are doing great... so it's just something I work on while in hotel rooms traveling for work.  That means it'll take time to build up, so please be patient.  But it's all good - I look forward to revisiting these films and I welcome your comments. Cheers! 

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  1. Welcome back! I commented a few times on the old blog, also as "Anonymous." I realize you have a ton of movies and limited time. But I would ask that you post "Tina and the Professor," "Beach Babes From Beyond," and "Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island." More people need to know about those movies. Thanks for all the work you do.

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    1. Couldn't agree more on spreading the BBFB gospel, but tentative on Tina & Professor as the only copy I can find looks like garbage. Any idea if they've released a restored version?

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    2. I did contact Vinegar Syndrome perhaps six months ago. I got a reply saying that "...we've put it on our list." IIRC, it was never given an official US release in any format...only Brazil and Venezuela on VHS. Hopefully, VS will come through one day, and we'll get a proper restoration. Given the source, I thought the screencaps on the old blog looked pretty decent.

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  2. Welcome back! I'd love to see an entry on 1996's Stripshow with Monique Parent, especially since the recently-released DVD seems to be missing about 12 minutes of the good stuff!

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  3. Now you include your comment text in the picture. It doesn`t look bad, but I think it makes it impossible to search the site for a movie of which you do not know the name, but some characteristic search terms. - Anyway, great to see you back.

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    1. That is an excellent point - and only recently thought about that. So, you may notice (starting just with the last few films) I include a complete text synopsis at the end of the post. I will be doing that with all films going forward. Great input!

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  4. Sad to see all the backlog lost but I'm happy to see VZ1 back online. I'm not fully on board with the cartoon-ish style but if that can prevent another ban I guess it's a fair price to pay to read your reviews.

    You always manage to find obscure and lost movies with some skin in it. I like that you keep bringing interesting trivia on the stars or the movie or even analyzing the props (magazines, tapes or posters). Always made laugh when you find goofs or plot holes.

    My particular favorites are 70's and 80's adult french films (I got starstruck by Barbara Moose) they are incredibly colorful, they are beautifully shot, they more or less follow the same pattern. Bavarian comedies were also great as they are equally funny and absurd and the scantilly-clad cast is generally good looking. I don't speak the langiage so you really made it easy for me to understand what was going on in the general madness. As for american soft anything with Gabriella Hall or Stephanie Lafleur were anough eye candy for the day.

    I guess the lists weren't really adding much value to the blog, you already choose the relevant frames for each movie scene and that brings me to the next comment. Yes, as others already said tags used to help back then to see particular themed movies, sci-fi, gore, aphrodisiac, aliens... Lastly, before the shutdown you posted a few reviews on some series of a couple of guys going to clubs to film wasted girls. I hated that stuff. It's not a moral thing, just that it was distasteful, creepy and ugly. There wasn't really anything of value there.

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    1. Thanks for the thoughtful response. (1) Couldn't agree more that the drunk club girls stuff was terrible. (2) Also agree that the lists didn't add anything and were more of a symptom of me getting bored than anything else. (3) I will start adding tags/labels again when I'm back to my computer next week. I wasn't sure if they were adding anything or worth including.

      I am concerned at how long it's going to take to get anywhere near previous volume - and imagine a lot of the folks glad to see VZ1 back will be disappointed at the paltry number of films - and the slow roll of getting them back up again. I know I'll stick with it, because I enjoy it - but I also expect it to be years downstream.

      I'm enjoying digging into some trivia and singling out the tropes and other aspects I find interesting for each film. I also like the cartoon look, but I totally understand that most would prefer the raw image.

      Anyway, thanks again for the input - and yes Moose, LeFleur and Hall are stone cold foxes.

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  5. so happy thanks for going back

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  6. I'm glad to see you are back.
    (From a VZ1 user who finds Mary Miller, the mysterious girl in cabin, Raw Force 1982.)
    Thank you for your work.

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  7. The star tags are an excellent idea! Now I'm looking forward to you revisiting some of your few 10/10 films from the original site to see whether they hold up and build a new best-of tag.

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