Channel 1 Releasing Mines Niche Market

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Production and distribution outfit Channel 1 Releasing has a quartet of all-male niche titles set for release in early May. The featured sub-genres are all-black, bear/hair and leather, plus a fisting compilation.

"Black Licorice" is a new blue movie shot by director Ron Rico and released on the All Worlds Video label. The all-sex title features "hot, ebony studs with a sweet tooth for big, black cock," the studio said.

Castmates include Dante, Kaj, Nubius, Power-T, Rogue, Scorpio, Slim Thug and Zulu.

"Fisting Feast, Vol. 1" is a compilation via the All Worlds Platinum Collection label and culls fisting and sex toy vignettes from the C1R catalog titles "Delinquents," "Depraved," "The Missing Link" and "Raw 2."

Featured players include Rod Barry, Brad Benton, Steve Carlisle, Adam Faust, Chad Hunt, Rik Jammer, Cory Koons, Carlos Morales, Jacon Slader and Zak Spears.

Director John Simms "rounds up yet another group of hairy, handsome men for an all-out sex romp" in "Bear to the Bone," the studio said. Title also was an All Worlds release and originally hit the market in 1997.

The cast of hirsute performers includes Teddy Bare, Franco, Ron Hunter, Kristoff, Chase Rite, Vinnie Rocko, Peter Valdi and Justin Woods.

Catalina Video's "A Taste of Leather 2" was directed by Josh Eliot and first released in 1994. The cast of performers sporting their leathers includes Scott Baldwin, Blue Blake, Terry DeCarlo, Anthony Gallo, Rod Majors, Jeff Mitchell, Brandon Wells and Cole West.

The four films are set to street May 5. For wholesale-retail inquiries, visit C1R online or call (800) 997-9071.