Since the 1980s, K-Beech produced and distributed the Midnight Classics line of pre-gonzo hardcore vignettes featuring legends such as Ron Jeremy, Nina Hartley, Jeanna Fine, Ginger Lynn, Jerry Butler and Tom Byron.
However, the titles were never physically distributed on DVD. K-Beech general manager Jeff Snyder said the HotMovies debut may be what decides if they ever will be released.
“It’s really exciting to bring these movies into the light of day once again, so to speak,” Snyder said. “I’ll be interested to see how they sell as a gauge on whether to do a DVD release next.”
HotMovies has earned a reputation for helping to unearth, encode and release movies from many historically significant producers. Western Visuals, Antigua Pictures and Laurie Holmes, former wife to porn icon John Holmes, have previously released hard or impossible to find footage through the site.
James Cybert, HotMovies director of business, said he considers it an important mission of his company to keep these older titles in circulation.
“It’s been a first-class experience working with K-Beech to reintroduce out of print classics from these outstanding lines,” he said. “On the site we’ll call it Midnight Classics so nobody overlooks their importance. Of course, I’m sure most dudes will be watching for the sex and rubbing one out. These are some very hot movies. But that doesn’t lessen the historical significance."