View Full Version : Anyone know what's up with Shaun Costello?

Ian Jane
06-24-2013, 09:43 AM
I know he was having some health problems and I know through some back and forth with Robin on facebook he's been down in the dumps but he made a very fatalistic blog post (http://shauncostello.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/an-untimely-exit/#comments) and he then followed it up, thankfully, with a more positive one here (http://shauncostello.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/im-still-here/). He never accepted my Facebook request so I can't really contact him but here's hoping he's doing alright.

Ian Jane
06-24-2013, 09:44 AM
Hmm... seems he has been posting on FB lately at least, which is a good sign.

06-24-2013, 11:12 AM
That's really sad. Obviously I don't know the guy but he needs some help and a lot a support it seems. Whats happeningto all these cool people? Shaun Costello is a legend and hopefully a living one.

John Lyons
06-24-2013, 11:27 AM
He's OK.
Just not doing well physically, emotionally or financially.

06-24-2013, 11:33 AM
Who owns the rights to all his films? Surely he should be gaining financially from some of these, if not he damn right should be.

John Lyons
06-24-2013, 11:56 AM
Here's his IMDB filmography (I've left incorrect years intact):

Heaven's Touch (as Warren Evans) - Caballero

1983 Hot Dreams (as Warren Evans) - Caballero

1983 My Mistress Electra (uncredited) - Avon

1981 Pandora's Mirror (as Warren Evans) - Caballero

1981 Prisoner of Pleasure (as Jack Hammer) - Caballero

1981 Beauty (as Warren Evans) - Unsure

1980 Dracula Exotica (as Warren Evans) - Ken Schwartz estate

1980 Afternoon Delights (as Warren Evans) - Caballero

1979 More Than Sisters (as Russ Carlson) - Shaun himself has a case for ownership

1979 Sunny (as Warren Evans) - Shaun himself has a case for ownership

1979 The Two Lives of Jennifer (uncredited) - PD

1978 Fiona on Fire (as Kenneth Schwartz) - Ken Schwartz estate

1978 Slave of Pleasure (as Russ Carlson) - Shaun himself has a case for ownership

1978 Daughters of Discipline (uncredited) - PD

1977 The Fire in Francesca (as Russ Carlson) - PD

1977 Schoolgirl's Reunion (as Amanda Barton) - PD

1977 Betrayed Teens (uncredited) - PD

1977 Lisa Meets Mr. Big (uncredited) - PD

1977 Dirty Susan (uncredited) - PD

1977 Water Power (as Helmuth Richler) - PD

1976 Dark Side of Danielle (uncredited) - PD

1976 Tortured Woman (uncredited) - PD

1976 That Lady from Rio (as Amanda Barton) - Distribpix

1976 Sensuous Vixens (uncredited) - - PD

1976 The Fury in Alice (uncredited) - PD

1976 Girl Scout Cookies (uncredited) - PD

1976 Women in Uniform - PD

1976 Dominatrix Without Mercy (as John Stover) - Not sure if Shaun made this (or made all of it); PD

1976 Cheryl's Surrender (uncredited) - PD

1976 The Story of Eloise (uncredited) - PD

1976 Sensuous Flygirls (as Nicholas Berland) - PD

1976 Midnight Desires (as Amanda Barton) - Distribpix

1976 Gladys and Her All-Girl Band (uncredited) - PD

1976 She's No Angel (uncredited) - PD

1976 Sin of Lust (uncredited) - Shaun probably didn't make this/PD

1976 The Summer of Suzanne (uncredited) - PD

1976 The Travails of June (uncredited) - PD

1976 The Untamed Vixens (uncredited) - PD

1975 Kathy's Graduation Present (uncredited) - PD

1975 Baby Oil (as Otto von Lickit) - PD

1975 The Passions of Carol (as Amanda Barton) - Distribpix

1975 Wild Girls (uncredited) - PD

1975 Two Senoritas (uncredited) - PD

1975 China Doll (uncredited) - PD

1975 The Anger in Jenny (uncredited) - PD

1975 The Joyriders (as Nicholas Berland) - PD

1975 The School for Sexual Arts (uncredited) - PD

1974 The Love Bus (as Oscar Tripe) - Distribpix

1974 Come Fly with Us (as Oscar Tripe) - Distribpix

1974 Teenage Nurses (as Oscar Tripe) - Distribpix

1974 Lady on the Couch (as Oscar Tripe) - Distribpix

1974 Pen Pals (uncredited) - PD

1974 Lip Service (uncredited) - PD

1974 Hotel Hooker (uncredited) - PD

1973 The Tycoon's Daughter (uncredited) - PD

1973 Sweet Sexteen (uncredited) - PD

1973 Go Fly a Kite (uncredited) - PD

1973 Drills and Frills (uncredited) - PD

1973 Honeymoon Suite (uncredited) - PD

1973 Sexual Freedom in the Ozarks (uncredited) - PD

1973 Teachers and Cream (uncredited) - PD

1973 Come and Be Purified (uncredited) - PD

1973 Loops - Sean Cunningham

1973 Tina Makes a Deal (uncredited) - PD

1973 Joe Rock Superstar (uncredited) - PD

1973 Forced Entry (as Helmuth Richler) - PD

06-24-2013, 12:04 PM
Its kinda sad that a guy makes all these films under some bizarre circumstances in his earlier years (mafia involvement yes?) and even though finally achieves recognition, after years in the shadows and then doesn't gain anything other than people like me calling him a legend. Its like working all your life for nothing in retirement. Does he not get anything at all from these companies who distribute his films?

John Lyons
06-24-2013, 08:54 PM
When Distribpix released the restored PASSIONS OF CAROL DVD, a monetary deal was worked out. Unfortunately, the disc hasn't done terribly well.
There's been talk about doing more projects with Shaun in the near future.

06-25-2013, 12:50 AM
That's a crying shame. It's a superb release of a terrific film. I hope life begins to weigh on him less heavily than it does now.

Robin Bougie
06-25-2013, 01:57 AM
Yeah, I've been really worried about him. He's had one of the worst months of his life. Let's hope he's on the upswing.

If you guys really want to help him out, ordering his $10 online book about Harry Reems is money right into his pocket.

06-25-2013, 04:01 AM
When Distribpix released the restored PASSIONS OF CAROL DVD, a monetary deal was worked out. Unfortunately, the disc hasn't done terribly well.
There's been talk about doing more projects with Shaun in the near future.

Its a great film. Unfortunately even though its an adult classic it still very much is a xmas film. Like how many Its a wonderful life or Santa Claus the movie get sold during the year? None. Its only in November/December when people start buying gifts and feeling xmasy.

Ian Jane
12-21-2019, 02:00 PM
Anyone here see Beauty?


Made in 1981, there's a DVD out there but I'll be damned if I can find a copy as it's way out of print. Still, it's around.

I haven't had a chance to watch it yet and am basically posting this as a reminder to myself to do just that.

It's a retelling of Beauty & The Beast with Loni Sanders and Jamie Gillis. You can probably figure out who plays who.

Laurien Dominique, Vanessa Del Rio, Veronica Hart, Mai Lin, George Payne, Herschel Savage and Paul Thomas all appear in it as well, so it's got a good cast.

12-21-2019, 07:56 PM
There is a legit used copy currently available at Adult DVD Marketplace.
Don't expect much. The TVX Films DVDs were put out by Bob Augustus, who I've heard has passed on, and are basically bootleg VHS quality.

Thomas Wood
12-21-2019, 08:01 PM
Yeah the quality isn't great but it's one of my favorite Costello films. It's one of Costello's later films so he had bigger budgets to work with and is well worth watching.

Ian Jane
12-24-2019, 10:19 AM
Watched it last night, I thought it was decent but not amazing. I don't always like it when the sex scenes are silent and set to instrumental music, it doesn't work for me. That was probably my biggest complaint, though I did like the score. Gillis was great in it though, that was a perfect role for him.