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Vivid Studio Insider for October 19th, 2007

Vivid Studio Insider for October 19th, 2007

"DEBBIE LOVES DALLAS" OUT IN BLU-RAY -- The newest variation on the pop culture adult classic " Debbie Does Dallas " - an "alternative" adaptation called " Debbie Loves Dallas " from Vivid-Alt - has been shipped to retailers in the Blu-ray high-definition format and will be available to consumers on Wednesday, October 24 th . Says Vivid-Alt director Eon McKai: "I'm really proud to be part of the Blu-ray push in adult films, particularly since 'Debbie Loves Dallas' has the production value and sound quality to really show off this format. As soon as I saw the Blu-ray version I realized that DLD was made to be enjoyed in hi-def. Getting the disc licensed and stamped by AACS insures that people with the

PS3 and other

advanced players will have no

trouble watching DLD."

And Vivid's national sales director David Peskin says: "We have been receiving consistent reorders for the standard 'Debbie Loves Dallas' DVD, which has been honored with some amazing reviews. Not often does an adult title receive so much mainstream publicity. It is well deserved for this movie, which was teased in the seven-part reality series " Debbie Does Dallas...Again " on Showtime . DLD was encoded using the advanced VC-1 codec, is full 1080p resolution and was actually shot in HD for the purest high-definition experience." As part of the promo effort, XCritic has launched a contest called " Vivid ALTer: Debbie Loves Dallas Blu-ray Giveaway ." Visitors to the XCritic website can download art from the "Debbie Loves Dallas" DVD box cover and use their own imaginations to give it an alternative graphic twist. Entries can be posted in the XCritic

Forum on the site. Dana DeArmond , one of the film's stars, will pick the five winners, who will receive a Blu-ray Disc signed by McKai and DeArmond. The contest started October 16th and runs for one week.

SUNNY LEONE IN HER HOMETOWN PAPER - The renowned Canadian newspaper The Toronto Star published a feature story on Vivid Girl Sunny Leone last week with the headline: "Life as a desi adult star: It's ambition, not tradition for adult star Sunny Leone - but she'll keep the gobi, thank you" The story by writer Sonia M Kandathil l focuses on Sunny's Indian heritage. It began: "Sunny Leone didn't grow up dreaming of being a porn star. It was the allure of financial independence and the surging popularity of South Asian culture in North America that drew the Punjabi princess to adult entertainment. And despite her conservative heritage, Leone, a former Penthouse Pet of the Year , has her family's support - and no qualms about her career." The story charts her early life growing up in Canada, "a typical Indian kid.... my parents kept us really busy with sports and other activities, so growing up in Canada was a lot of fun." Her life changed when she moved to California. As a young woman she began modeling, "but several obstacles stood between her and a career in mainstream modeling. 'Just being desi (of Indian descent) doesn't help your cause,' she says with a sigh. "The lifestyle of a model for Indians doesn't fit what (your) family wants. They want you to be a doctor or do something else that's more stable.' Eventually she became an exotic dancer, and then was "discovered" by Penthouse founder Bob Guccione. Her Penthouse fame led to an introduction to Vivid's co-chairman Steven Hirsch . "I said, 'this is who I am. I have a huge following. I've done all the hard work for you. I'm Indian and I'll be the first in doing any of this,' " Leone told the magazine. The adult industry "has been good to her, and the people who work in it are very professional, she says. "They respect you. They know why you're there. They pay you. Then you're on your way," she says matter-of-factly."

MONIQUE AND SAVANNA HEADLINE HARD ROCK HOTEL PARTY -- Vivid girls Monique Alexande r and Savanna Samson will be headliners at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday October 28 for the annual Halloween Costume Party Bash . Both actresses will choose their own costumes and everyone is invited to join them with a masquerade of their own. The hotel is located at 4455 Paradise Road in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check for further details.

BIG BUZZ OVER KIM VIDEOS - The gossip columns and online blogs were abuzz this week over the possibility of another sexy Kim Kardashian DVD. Vivid issued a statement early in the week saying "With the release of a best-selling sex tape, a soon-to-be-released Playboy pictorial, countless public appearances and more press than someone who is famous for doing 'nothing', Kim Kardashian has another venture in the works. A reality TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians , is set to air on E! from 14th October. While Vivid can't take all of the credit for Kim's success, we can let our fans (and Kim's) know that we're not finished with her sexy escapades on tape. New footage has emerged and will soon be making its way to . Keep checking the site regularly and if you're not already a member, be sure to check out what you've been missing."

SAVANNA IN THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT - Vivid Girl Savanna Samson made another appearance this week on " Red Light ," the popular satirical talk show on Fox Television . Host Greg Gutfeld joked that if Savanna were a sleeping bag "I'd crawl inside her for warmth." Savanna bantered with Gutfeld and four other panelists on topics ranging from contraceptive pills for middle school kids, steroid use and revenge sex, to the "coke" diet. Of the latter she said, "It's terrible, just another way of switching addictions and while you may get thin you'll also be sick and unhappy." .Her appearance was accompanied by a screen show of "Stood Up" and "Any Way You Want Me," two of her recent movies.