Written by: Cliff Wood on July 20th, 2016
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 1985
Director: Thomas Paine
Writer: Thomas Paine
Cast: Tish Ambrose, Eric Edwards, Robert Kerman, Rachel Ashley, Amber Lynn, Sheri St. Claire, Herschel Savage, Harry Reems, Jamie Gillis, Paul Thomas
DVD Release Date: July 26th, 2016
Approximate Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English
DVD Release: Vinegar Syndrome
Region Encoding: Region Free NTSC
Retail Price: $22.98
Synopsis: Jill’s position at the corporation she works is a facade. Her main task is keeping in line the other women who like her are nothing more than sex slaves used for forward the corporations corrupt agenda’s. Her only moments of solace are her correspondence with a park ranger named Winston, who struggles to let go of his own violent past. And when the moment arrives for her to secure her freedom once and for all. Will she stand up to her oppressors or will she just accept her fate?
This film was shot on film during an era when video ruled the adult film industry and for its time it had a sizable budget. And both of these things contribute greatly to the finished product, most notable in this film’s production design and its polished visuals.
The film narrative is well constructed and there is also a good balance between the dramatic moments and sex scenes. And another strength of this film are is dramatic moments which transcend the usual throw away moments that have become all too common in adult cinema.
And when it comes to the sex scenes this film does not disappoint as they all deliver an ample amount of heat. With the most memorable of these scenes being a scene where Jamie Gillis briefly wears a diaper and Paul Thomas fetish is dildo’s. And without a doubt the most disturbing moment is a scene where a young woman named Babette sings “The good ship lollipop”, after being brutally violated by Louis the corporations’ enforcer.
Then there is cast and this film features an excellent cast who are all very good in their perspective roles. With this film’s standout performance coming from Tish Ambrose in the role of Jill. Other notable performances include, Herschel Savage in the role of Louis the corporations’ enforcer and Robert Kerman (Cannibal Holocaust) in the role of J.W. Sheeves, the sadistic CEO of the corporation.
Vinegar Syndrome presents Corporate Assets in an anamorphic widescreen that perverse this film’s intended aspect ratio. For this release a brand new 2k transfer was created from the film’s original 35mm camera negative and the end result is another solid transfer from Vinegar Syndrome. Also there are no issues with edge enhancement or compression and grain looks natural throughout.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono mix in English. The audio sounds clean, clear and balanced.
Extras for this release include, a trailer for the film (3 minutes 24 seconds) and an interview with actor Eric Edwards who discusses, how he balanced a career between the adult film industry and doing theater based productions, how Corporate Assets was one of his favorite films that he worked on, the cast, their performances and other personal related stories about them.
Overall Corporate Assets gets a first rate release from Vinegar Syndrome.