In 2006, Bill Zebub wrote an emotional horror drama titled “Rape is a Circle” which was his first movie to get into major retail chains. It became one of his best-selling movies.
A millionaire offered a huge budget for a remake, so Bill Zebub pulled the movie from production. However, the deal fell through.
Bill Zebub wanted to remake the movie. He came close when Misty Mundae and Lydia Lael were interested, but he raised money for other projects, and eventually, the script was put on hold until a bigger budget could be raised.
Fans have begged for the lost movie to become available again, which led to the Kickstarter that was launched today. If you want to support this project, please visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/billzebub/catherines-pain and share the hell out of it. The DVD is at a normal price, not the inflated cost that you sometimes see in crowdfunders. Make some coffee or tea and spend a bit of time savoring the many details and perks.
Bill Zebub is offering three movies on a BD-R, with each disc hand-numbered and signed. It’s $35 in the USA, and all others add $20 for shipping. Email email@example.com to receive ordering instructions.
The movies are METALHEADS (from 2001), DOLLA MORTE, and FRANKENSTEIN THE RAPIST. These are early movies, so you should only get this disc if you are a big fan.
The reason why these older titles are being offered on a disc is that fans have begged Bill Zebub to re-release these, but it is highly unlikely that these will ever appear on any factory-replicated disc again, being that they are only of value to the devoted fans who want to devour every piece of cinema in Bill Zebub’s history. The reason why there is no packaging is that there are fans who own the movies, some in mint condition, who should be able to sell theirs for $200 or more. Yes, when Bill Zebub’s movies go out of print, they drastically increase in value. Some have sold for $700 or more. No, these will not be available on any streaming platform.
Also, be warned that FRANKENSTEIN THE RAPIST is not actually a movie. Bill Zebub filmed test-footage to see what works and what doesn’t. It turned out that there was over an hour of finished scenes, so they were pieced together and were made available in a limited run of 1,000, with an honest synopsis that made it clear that this was not meant to be released. It DOES contain nudity because Bill Zebub really did want to see what worked, and his ideas of a Frankenstein movie had nude scenes. Some of that footage later was used in other movies because Sativa Verte and Nikki Sebastion were too amazing to be relegated to lost footage. You get to see more of those shots here.
Also, the 2001 version of METALHEADS was a practice movie that Bill Zebub shot so that when he was going to pitch his first-ever script to producers, they could see a demo movie so they could see some of the visual ideas. Bill Zebub paid the actresses even though this was just to be used as a visual example because he took the project seriously. Spending no money is equivalent to saying that you don’t respect what you are doing, and you don’t respect actresses. Speaking of actresses, Suzi Lorraine and Darian Caine participated in this. Again, Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order your copy.
The collector’s edition of Dickshark has a street date in September. As of now, the contents include a new director’s cut that is two hours long, an extended version that is over six hours long, and two hours of behind-the-scenes. It’s a 2-disc set.
Also, the original DVD which featured a two-hour and twenty-minute early cut is out of print. The new DVD, which has the same cover image but a different back design features a slim 75-minute version. You can stream or download the 4K version of that on https://vimeo.com/ondemand/dickshark if you are sexy.
It is still long (at over 2.5 hours) but shorter than the 7-hour version on Bluray (BLACK METAL: THE ULTIMATE DOCUMENTARY). Perhaps you can consider this as a try-before-you-buy, and when you DO purchase the Blu(e)ray, then you will get many more hours of new content.
The Kickstarter for the Dickshark re-edits was the most successful crowdfunder in the history of Bill Zebub. In fact, so much money was raised that Bill Zebub considered remaking the movie. However, the surplus funds are going toward new gear that will improve the new movies that will be made so that Kickstarters for those projects can go toward specific expenses per film.
There will be three new cuts. One will be for streaming which has to remove some of the graphic nudity (because American adults like to be treated like children, and also because they only see nudity as dirty, or they fear nudity because of religious superstition). Unfortunately, these weak-minded and socially-retarded people complain very loudly, which causes digital merchants to refuse certain content unless it’s from a major studio or from a director who is revered as an artist. But this censorship has been interpreted as a challenge for Bill Zebub to make a retard-friendly cut.
There will also be a streamlined cut that will remove much of the material that isn’t tied to the main story. Bill Zebub wrote the script outside of commercial rules. Instead of being plot-oriented, the dialogue was character-oriented. If a story is about Johnny trying to raise tomatoes, dialogue in commercial movies must relate to that struggle. Bill Zebub’s version of such a story would have a character talk about why a fruit is called an “orange” and how it was a lazy and uninspired nomenclature. The rant has nothing to do with the struggle of raising tomatoes or the gopher that takes big bites of the fruit, but the dialogue shows that the character is either neurotic or deep thinker, neither mindset affecting the cultivation of tomatoes. The waxing-poetic dialogue of the original Dickshark will be mostly removed so that the story becomes more of the focus, even though Bill Zebub wanted each character in the script to have a different view of life, and the movie was ultimately about life.
The prize for the ultrafan is the longest possible cut. It might be close to six hours.
If possible, the three cuts will have different performances, which is possible because there were multiple takes per shot, as with most of Bill Zebub’s movies.