Lupus Pictures

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Lupus Pictures ("Werewolves from the East"), based in Prague in the Czech Republic, has been a major producer of upscale spanking films since 2002. Formerly called Rigid East, which released its first film in 1997, the company is known for its high production values, elaborate plots, and use of authentic period costumes, settings and props. Their videos are known for portraying especially severe punishments (typically canings). Their original name, Rigid East, was probably a mistranslation, intended to mean "Strict East". (Their subtitles are also poorly translated into broken English and are often unintentionally humorous as a result.)

Film categories[edit]

Their films fall into three main categories: contemporary stories, historical period piece tales, and fantasy. A number of period films set during the Stalinist era, such as Comrade Balcar and the Red Reformatory and Stalin series, also have a strong anti-Communist political message and/or satire. Stalin II and Stalin III are based on real events and also show the influence of the brutal Women in Prison films of the seventies.

Fantasy stories based on folklore with supernatural elements include Fairy Tale, Fairy Tale 2: The Magic Purse, And for You I Will Come as Well, The Warlock's Revenge, and The Girl Next Door.

In addition, they have recently created a "Lupus Dreams" series of mostly short fantasy-based films. So far, this series includes A Reasonable Explanation, And it's Gonna Get Worse..., Wasted Money, The Cell, Uncle, and Ponygirl.

Genre stories, homages and parodies[edit]

Lupus is probably best known for its multi-volume From the Headmaster's Study series which is set in a girls' school in the 1900s. All of these films feature pretty schoolgirls in quaint period costumes who inevitably get strapped to a special punishment bench for painfully severe canings. (Actresses who work for Lupus must be able to endure at least 40 hard cane strokes.)

Lupus also occasionally delves into comedy, such as My Unfair Lady, a spoof of the popular 1964 musical My Fair Lady. The Curse of Sir Frederick, featuring three loosely-related tales from different time periods, is inspired by the British horror anthology films of the 1960s and 70s from Amicus.

The Red Reformatory, Reform School and Detention House series are derived from the popular women-in-prison genre. Hostel Lupus is based on the controversial series of Hostel horror films about abduction and torture. Inception remakes the science fiction film of the same name. The futuristic science fiction story, The Noise, is inspired by George Orwell's novel 1984 (which was largely a veiled critique of the abuses of Stalinism). And the magical folklore tale, And for You I Will Come as Well, pays homage to the Angel of Death character from Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal.

Content and format[edit]

Lupus produces films with mostly M/F and some F/F corporal punishment scenarios with a heavy, almost exclusive, emphasis on canings. The films are all in Czech, with English subtitles. Their DVDs are produced with NTSC format on one side and a PAL version on the reverse.

Four of their movies feature American spanking actress Niki Flynn, the first Western performer to shoot with them. Exchange Student was, in fact, Flynn's acting debut. She also helped dispel some of the urban legends about Lupus – namely that the Czech actresses were starving and desperate and would do anything for a crust of bread, including taking a hard caning. (In reality, most of their performers are inexperienced Czech models drawn from local talent agencies as well as the BDSM community.) Adele Haze, another popular Western actress, has also appeared in two of their films (Garden Party and Red Reformatory: Old Friends, with Flynn).

Piracy[edit]

Video piracy is a serious concern for all companies; however, it is a particular problem for companies like Lupus, whose films are illegal in the UK. Genuine DVDs can only be purchased from the distributor, RGE films, on the Lupus website. A download option is also now available.

In 2002 the Florida-based company Raven Hill Studios released two Rigid East videos under new titles: Czech Brutal - A Night of Beating and Czech Brutal 2 - Ruining his Bad Girl's Rear. These were unauthorized copies of Neighbour and Cane on Nail and have since been removed from Raven Hill's catalog.

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Ace of Spades
  • ...And for You I Will Come as Well
  • Black Velvet (photos)
  • Cane on Nail
  • The Christmas Quiet
  • Comrade Balcar: The Game
  • Comrade Balcar: The Informer
  • The Curse of Sir Frederick (photos)
  • Deep Impact
German photo (c. 1920s) used as decoration in A New Job.
  • Detention House
  • Detention House 2
  • Detention House 3: Internal Affairs
  • Detention House 4: Psycho
  • Exchange Student (Niki Flynn), preview
  • Fairy Tale
  • Fairy Tale 2: The Magic Purse (photos)
  • The Family Silver (photos)
  • From the Headmaster's Study: Anarchy
  • From the Headmaster's Study: A Note for Absence
  • From the Headmaster's Study: Crime & Punishment (Niki Flynn)
  • From the Headmaster's Study: The Globus
  • From the Headmaster's Study: Immodesty
  • From the Headmaster's Study: The Inspection
  • From the Headmaster's Study: Katecheta
  • From the Headmaster's Study: Nightmare
  • From the Headmaster's Study: Pater Familias
  • From the Headmaster's Study: The Peacock Lady
  • From the Headmaster's Study: Unbridled Youth
  • Garden Party (Adele Haze)
  • Girlfriends
  • The Girl Next Door
  • The Godfather
  • Governess
  • The Great Role
  • The Great Expectations
  • Hidden Camera
  • Hidden Camera 2: The Client
  • Hostel Lupus (based on the Hostel horror films)
  • Kidnapping of The Butcher's Daughter
  • The Last Case of Dr. Freud
  • Legend of Lenny The Tough
  • Love Hurts
  • Master Executioner (set in the Middle Ages), photos
  • The Minimalist
  • The Mirror of Soul
  • My Unfair Lady
  • Neighbour
  • A New Job (paddling image)
  • Orphan
  • The Perfect Care
  • Ponygirl (pony play)
  • The Recognition of the Great Marquis (i.e., Marquis de Sade)
  • Red Reformatory: Old Friends (Adele Haze, Niki Flynn)
  • Red Reformatory: Teddy Bear
  • Reform School
  • Reform School 2
  • Rigid Father (part 1 & 2)
  • Room #34 (video clip)
  • Santa
  • Soul of Honor
  • Stalin (video clip: schoolgirl caned)
  • Stalin II (Niki Flynn), caning video clip
  • Stalin III (Niki Flynn)
  • Tales From The Sin District: The Cathouse
  • Tales From The Sin District: Close Encounters
  • Teacher's Exam Meeting
  • Too Many Fathers
  • The Noise
  • Two-Faced
  • Vote For The E.U.
  • The Warlock's Revenge (video clip)
  • Wild Party, vols. I-III

Videos available for free online viewing[edit]

A list from the spanking videos on the Internet page with embedded weblinks for each title.

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