John Stagliano’s ‘Voracious’ Box Set Debuts

Sep 25, 2012 9:45 AM PST

VAN NUYS, Calif. — Evil Angel owner and director John Stagliano’s webisode vampire epic “Voracious,” is being released for the first time as a multi-DVD box set on Sept. 27.

Until now, Stagliano’s multiple chapter film has only been seen by website subscribers. The fashionably vampire-themed movie, shot in Budapest, Berlin and Los Angeles, coalesces as a single, marathon-length motion picture.

Stagliano's Evil Angel company is releasing the movie as a collector's edition four-disc set composed of the movie, clocking in at more than six hours on two discs; with extensive behind-the-scenes and bonus content on a third disc; and a music soundtrack CD as the fourth disc. A 16 page color episode guide featuring Stagliano's photos is also included.

The high-end serial movie comprises all 10 individual episodes, billed as “The Entire First Season.” While the first nine installments have been released online over the last eight months, the 10th, entitled “Es Ist Vollbracht” (“It Is Finished”), will instead premiere on the DVD box set.

Evil Angel said that as online fans have awaited each new monthly installment, they’ve built a buzz for the fully aggregated movie with its many DVD extras.

“Voracious” awaits devotees of Stagliano's fetish-laden, sexually intense cinema as well as fans of Gothic porn. “The vampire lore makes for good erotica,” Stagliano said. “The incredible thing about vampire movies is that you can make up many of the rules about what vampires can and can’t do. These rules are fun to fantasize about, but the important thing for me is that we create emotionally believable scenes.”

Since its debut the title has received critical acclaim. Blogger Marv Montag called “Voracious” a “unique and masterful vision taunting the fine intersection of wicked eroticism, pleasure and pain.” Fleshbot’s Gram Ponante added, “As filthy as it is poignant and sexy as it is shocking.”

A host of Evil Angel directors and performers helped bring Stagliano’s vision to fruition. Stagliano said, “Manuel Ferrara does a wonderful job in the lead, but Rocco [Siffredi] was amazing in a supporting role. The man who inspired it all and who plays the lead vampire is Omar Galanti in an almost superhuman performance.”

The auteur also stressed that a couple of the starlets were instrumental: “This movie came together when I got Brooklyn Lee and Lea Lexis to co-write the scenes with me. Lea was my co-producer in Budapest.”

Describing some of the action in “Voracious,” Stagliano said, “For sure there is lots of ass play, but this is not at all like a ‘Buttman’ movie in terms of style.” Referring to his award-winning, hardcore fetish fashion trilogy, he added, “I wanted to do another feature film like ‘Fashionistas.’”

The DVD set will include a variety of promotional assets to supplement the four different promotional posters recently sent to retailers and distributors around the world. Clients will have a choice of three different O-card outer sleeves.

For information on sales contact Justin Rich at JRich@EvilAngel.com, or call (800) 442-6435, ext. 115. For foreign sales inquiries contact Alexandra (Alex) Kelley at alex@evilangel.com or call (818) 787-1414, ext. 106.

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