Written by: Cliff Wood on August 14th, 2011
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 2011
Director: John Niflheim
Cast: Tyrone L. Roosevelt, Jackie Stevens, Mia Copia
DVD released: September 27th, 2011
Approximate running time: 65 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78.1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: Independent Entertainment / Pop Cinema
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.99
Performance wise the cast are in line with what one would expect from other film’s of this ilk. At least this film does one thing right, it has an attractive female cast that give this film a much needed shot of eye candy. The only performance of note is Tina Krause (Psycho Sisters, Blood for the Muse) under the alias Mia Copia. Though her role is limited to only one scene. She makes the most of it and nearly gives this film its only worthwhile moment. Ultimately a film about fetish models in various stages of undress should at least be visually appealing and somewhat arousing and yet it somehow manages to fail miserably in both of these regards.
The Sex Merchants is presented in an anamorphic widescreen that retains the film’s original aspect. The image looks crisp, colors and flesh tones look accurate and there are no problems with compression.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital stereo mix in English. The audio sounds clean, clear and balanced throughout.
Extras for this release are limited to trailers for Diary of a Sex Offender (also directed by John Niflheim), Defiled and Faces of Schlock. Overall The Sex Merchants gets a good audio / video presentation.