Diabolic Video

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Diabolic Video
Private
Industry Pornography
Predecessor Anabolic/Diabolic
Founded 1998
Founder Gregg Allan & Christopher Alexander
Headquarters Chatsworth, California, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Gregg Allan (owner & president)
Products Pornographic films
Services pay per view, video on demand, video streaming
Website www.diabolicweb.com
Footnotes / references
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Diabolic Video Productions is an American pornographic movie studio headquartered in Chatsworth, California.[2] The company was originally a sister-studio of Anabolic Video. During their partnership the studios were a pioneer of gonzo pornography, and are considered one of the most successful gonzo producers.[3]

History[edit]

Anabolic and Diabolic were originally headquartered in Venice, California for 10 years.[4] Diabolic was founded as a separate label in 1998 by Gregg Allan,[2][3] and Anabolic Video head Christopher Alexander. Alan had previously run the two companies sales department for 15 years, starting in 1992.[5][6] On January 15, 1998, Diabolic Video released its first video.

In 2001 Anabolic and Diabolic moved their headquarters to Chatsworth.[4] Vouyer's exit to form Red Light District Video in 2002 eventually led to the mass exodus of 2004, which saw Everhard, Steele and Mike John leave for Red Light, and Dough leave for Devil's Film, where the directors were able to own their own movies.

In May 2007 Anabolic and Diabolic announced they were ending their partnership, and would operate as separate companies.[3] Diabolic would be run and owned by Gregg Alan, who left his post as head of sales at Anabolic.[2][5][6] Diabolic Video updated their DVD packaging with a hologram of the Diabolic logo to help establish themselves as a separate brand from Anabolic.[5] They now feature new videos shot in high definition, best-of collections and Blu-ray.[5] By 2007 the company had produced more than 280 films.[7]

In April 2008 Diabolic released its first Blu-ray title, Top Shelf, starring Amy Ried, Courtney Cummz, Jenna Haze, Sarah Vandella, Brianna Love, Audrey Bitoni and Shawna Lenee. It had begun filming in high-definition several years earlier.[1]

Directors[edit]

Anabolic and Diabolic originally used to share directors, but with the split that arrangement ended.[6] Current and former Diabolic directors include Sid Knox.[1] In 2007 Melissa Lauren became the studio's first female director, and directed a volume of the Unnatural Sex series.[5] The same year Ricky D resigned from Diabolic to sign a multi-year exclusive contract with Anabolic.[6] He had directed several film series for Diabolic, including Incumming, 2 on 1, Ass For Days and Hot Sauce.[6]

Distribution deals[edit]

In June 2006 gamelink.com added the complete Diabolic back-catalogue to its video-on-demand library.[8] The same month it made its content available on AEBN's VOD service.[9]

In March 2007 SugarVOD began adding the complete Diabolic library to its video-on-demand service.[10]

In July 2007 the studio signed an exclusive agreement with Hustler TV to bring worldwide digital distribution of the Diabolic library via Hustler's pay per view and video on demand services.[11]

Records inspection[edit]

Diabolic was the target of the first ever records-keeping inspection authorized by the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act.[12]

In 2006, FBI agents visited the Diabolic office to inspect the records of 23 movies and their performers.[12] Producers of sexual content are mandated to keep specific records under 18 U.S.C. §2257. It was the first ever inspection since the rules requiring records was put into effect in 1988. The investigators did not require a search warrant.[13] Diabolic passed its inspection.[14]

Awards[edit]

The following is a selection of some of the major awards Diabolic films have won.

  • 2001 AVN Award for 'Best Ethnic-Themed Release' for Panochitas 5[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Steve Javors (2008-04-11). "Diabolic Releases First Blu-ray Title". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "DIABOLIC'S GREGG ALAN RESIGNS AT ANABOLIC". business.avn.com. Retrieved 2009-03-07. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c John Stuart (2007-09-18). "Anabolic Sees Bright Future". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  4. ^ a b "ANABOLIC, DIABOLIC MOVE TO NEW BUILDING". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Steve Javors (2007-05-29). "Diabolic Owner Addresses Split With Anabolic". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Steve Javors (2007-05-25). "Diabolic Owner Gregg Alan Leaves Anabolic, Director Ricky D Joins". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  7. ^ "DIABOLIC VIDEO LAUNCHES DIABOLIC.COM". business.avn.com. Retrieved 2009-03-07. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Steve Javors (2006-06-04). "AEBN Inks Anabolic/Diabolic Library". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  9. ^ Anne Winter (2007-03-23). "SugarVOD Adds Diabolic, Anabolic to Library". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  10. ^ Steve Javors (2007-07-27). "Hustler TV Adds Diabolic". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  11. ^ a b Matt O'Conner (2006-07-26). "Diabolic Investigation Centered on Specific Performers". XBIZ. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  12. ^ Michael Hayes (2006-11-08). "FBI: 2257 Inspections Off to Good Start". Free Speech Coalition. Archived from the original on October 9, 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  13. ^ Rhett Pardon (2006-07-31). "1 Week After 2257 Inspection, Diabolic's Business Is Back to Usual". XBIZ. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  14. ^ "AVN AWARDS PAST WINNERS". AVN. Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 

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