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Slaves of the Realm

original title: Sins of the Realm

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  • R-Rated
  • Unrated
Release: Sep 09, 2020 - Author: brainbug1602 - Translator: Mike Lowrey - external link: IMDB

After the death of the king, the high priestess Shira prepares seven beautiful princesses to become the potential bride of the new king Alexander, but his deceitful sister Briana has completely different plans. She has the princesses kidnapped, who then have to work hard as slaves in a silver mine. Alexander is put into the dungeon, so that Briana rises to become the new ruler. Shira sets off to free the princesses, but eventually ends up in the silver mine herself.

Polish director/producer Lloyd A. Simandl gave us some trash grenades at the end of the 80s and into the 90s like the apocalypse flicks Empire of Ash or Empire of Ash III, the women-in-prison movie Chained Heat II with Brigitte Nielsen, sci-fi manure like Lethal Target or Crackerjack 3. Around the turn of the millennium, the Canadian production studio North American Pictures founded the production studio Bound Heat in the Czech Republic, which specializes in sexploitation films with a strong fetish twist. This resulted in films with partly illustrious titles like Bound Cargo, Caligula's Spawn, Chained Fury: Lesbian Slave Desires and also the Chained Sinners discussed here: Medieval Fleshpots aka. Sins of the Realm aka. Empire of Sin aka. Slaves of the Realm by Lloyd A. Simandl. As if the film hadn't already had enough alternative titles, the German distributor tried to make a connection to Game of Thrones by using the medieval setting and the breasts that often jump into the camera and call the film Game of Sins.

Purely in terms of content, Sins of the Realm has little to offer, except a group of princesses who have to work in a silver mine, are occasionally whipped and - at least in the unrated version - have to serve for lesbian flirtations. With a runtime of almost 100 minutes, the movie degenerates to a test of patience at some points, when you see the lightly dressed princesses crawling through a narrow corridor to bring the silver from the depths of the mine to the surface. Sometimes you get the impression that you are watching a documentary about silver production in the Middle Ages, if only there weren't the historical inconsistencies and constant sexual undertones. It seems unlikely that pretty young women are sent to the silver mine only covered with a white dress and the partly tight leather outfits also seem to have fallen out of time. But well, according to the synopsis, the whole story is supposed to take place at a far away place at a far away time anyway.

The fact that we are primarily dealing with a fetish movie can be seen more or less subtly at several points. Terrific is the scene in which pretty young maids are dragged from the neighboring village to the castle, one after the other have to expose their breasts and eventually scream out in pain as they are branded with a hot iron. This scene has no significance for the rest of the film and serves only to satisfy S&M fantasies. That brings us to the target group. Those who like soft S&M scenarios, whereby the success of the Fifty Shades of Grey books and movies suggests that this applies to more people than one would assume, should feel comfortable with Sins of the Realm. Pretty young women are dominated, enslaved or sexually exploited by other pretty but grim-looking women. Pain, lust and sex are mixed together to create a void of content, which is primarily aimed at satisfying urges. Those who can relate to it should have a good time, those who can't will probably be a little bored. In the leading role as high priestess you can see the former wrestler and WWE Women's Champion Rena Mero.

There are different versions of the film. In Germany, Sinema released the R-rated version on DVD, in which various lesbian escapades of a female guard were replaced by more harmless alternative material. To be honest, the R-rated version looks a bit rounder and the additional erotic scenes seem to be cut into the movie rather clumsily. As it is the case with several other scenes, the lesbian scenes don't add anything to the plot. However, the unrated version is recommended because the interspersed nudie scenes are a little bit more entertaining than seeing the princesses slaving away in the mines for the umpteenth time.

In England, a version that was shortened in the violent scenes was released on DVD. The BBFC site does not note any cuts, so that probably the distributor was already active before.

Picture comparison:

German DVD:

NL DVD:

Runtimes:

German DVD: 99:13 min.
NL DVD: 99:09 min.

The R-Rated version (German DVD by Sinema) was compared to the Unrated version (Dutch DVD by Focus Film Facts).

[00:00:12][00:00:12]

The German DVD has a different logo.



The NL DVD has a different logo. After that, Shira can be seen earlier.



DF: 8 sec.
NL: 7 sec.


[00:00:36][00:00:35]

The German DVD fades out earlier. A part of the opening credits follows.



In the NL DVD, the women can be seen longer. After a fade-in, we see the women a little earlier.



DF: 9 sec.
NL: 8 sec.


[00:01:09][00:01:07]

The German DVD fades out a little earlier.



In the NL DVD, Shira can be seen longer. She is earlier visible again in the next shot.



DF: 8 sec.
NL: 8 sec.


[00:02:53][00:02:52]

The German DVD fades out a little too early again. The title follows.



The NL DVD has an alternative title. After that, we see Shira earlier.



DF: 9 sec.
NL: 8 sec.


[00:03:15][00:03:13]

When the women are visible, the German DVD fades out earlier again.



In the NL DVD, the women can be seen longer. The next shot starts a bit earlier.



DF: 17 sec.
NL: 18 sec.


[00:04:12][00:04:11]

This time, the German DVD does not fade out earlier.



In the NL DVD, we see the knights a little earlier after the credits.



DF: 11 sec.
NL: 11 sec.


[00:05:09][00:05:07]

In the fight, the fade out happens a little too early.



We can see the fight a little longer in the NL DVD, then the women a little earlier.



DF: 7 sec.
NL: 8 sec.


[00:05:54][00:05:53]

When the woman is pushed away, the German DVD fades away.



In the NL DVD, we see the woman longer, then the bad girl earlier.



DF: 13 sec.
NL: 13 sec.


[00:06:27][00:06:26]

When the woman is taken away, the German DVD fades out too soon again.



In the NL DVD, we see the woman longer and in the next shot the woman on the floor earlier.



DF: 18 sec.
NL: 18 sec.


[00:07:37][00:07:35]

The German DVD fades out again too soon as the grieving woman is seen.



In the NL DVD, we see Shira longer and in the next shot the barbarian earlier.



DF: 8 sec.
NL: 8 sec.


[00:23:22][00:23:21]

In the German DVD, we can continue to see the enslaved princesses at their arduous work underground. Afterwards, the supervisor can be seen a little earlier.



In the NL DVD, we see Nora being pushed to two chained princesses instead. The warden says she will be killed tomorrow because she lied to Princess Briana. In return, she is to be made happy tonight so that the pain the next day is all the more severe.



DF: 25 sec.
NL: 26 sec.


[00:23:54][00:23:53]

The German DVD shows the enslaved princesses carrying stones.



The NL DVD is again focused on Nora. The supervisor asks if the women want to feel her whip or her kindness.



DF: 13 sec.
NL: 13 sec.


[00:24:20][00:24:19]

The German DVD shows the princesses hauling stones.



In the NL DVD, Nora gets groped.



DF: 7 sec.
NL: 7 sec.


[00:24:34][00:24:33]

As usual, the German DVD shows the princesses at work. A chastity belt is put on a princess. After that, we see the warden earlier.



In the NL DVD, on the other hand, the lesbian love play of the chained women takes off.



DF: 34 sec.
NL: 33 sec.


[00:25:21][00:25:20]

In the German DVD, we can see the princesses longer at their new workplace. Afterwards, a cut to a chained princess.



The NL DVD briefly cuts to the love play of the three women.



DF: 5 sec.
NL: 4 sec.

[00:25:32][00:25:31]

In the German DVD, we continue to see the princesses at work.



In the NL DVD, there's loving fumbling between the three women instead.



DF: 12 sec.
NL: 11 sec.


[00:25:50][00:25:48]

The NL DVD shows the three women making love. This time, the German DVD has no alternative material to offer.



NL: 10 sec.


[00:25:53][00:26:02]

In the German DVD, one of the princesses tilts stones into a basket, another fills a mould.



DF: 10 sec.


[00:26:05][00:26:04]

The German DVD shows the princesses at work again.



In the NL DVD, the guard watches the three women having fun.



DF: 13 sec.
NL: 12 sec.


[00:26:22][00:26:20]

The princesses continue working in the German DVD.



The NL DVD again cuts to the three women. The guard leaves.



DF: 6 sec.
NL: 7 sec.


[00:47:46][00:47:45]

In the German DVD, Shira watches the princesses work longer. The next scene shows the guard earlier.



In the NL DVD, the guard is having fun with a woman. She lets herself pour wine.



DF: 18 sec.
NL: 18 sec.


[00:48:09][00:48:08]

The German DVD shows how the princesses carry the stones. The next shot in which they lower the basket starts earlier.



The NL DVD shows the guard giving the woman a drink. When she refuses, she empties the cup over her breast and licks it.



DF: 17 sec.
NL: 17 sec.


[00:48:34][00:48:33]

The German DVD shows the princesses at work again. After that,we see Briana earlier.



The NL DVD shows the guard having fun with the woman. She tells her that she is lucky that she has been chosen and does not have to work in the mine. In between, there is a cut to the princesses at work. These scenes have been in the German DVD before.



DF: 51 sec.
NL: 51 sec.


[00:56:08][00:56:06]

The German DVD shows Briana leaving the room, after which we see the princesses at work again.



The NL DVD shows the guard having fun with the woman. She tells the other two women that they should also join in.



DF: 1:04 min.
NL: 1:04 min.


[00:57:50][00:57:49]

The German DVD shows another shot of the princesses at work, followed by a close-up of Briana whipping at the woman.



The NL DVD cuts to the love play of the keeper. A candle is blown out.



DF: 9 sec.
NL: 9 sec.


[00:58:01][00:58:00]

In the German DVD, Briana walks around the pole.



The NL DVD briefly cuts to the love play.



DF: 1 sec.
NL: 1 sec.


[00:58:04][00:58:03]

The German DVD shows again the princesses at work with occasional lashes to increase motivation.



The NL DVD again cuts to the love play of the keeper.



DF: 35 sec.
NL: 34 sec.


[00:58:43][00:58:41]

The German DVD shows how the princesses crawl through the corridors after Briana has thrown away the whip.



The NL DVD shows the love play again.



DF: 11 sec.
NL: 11 sec.


[01:36:38][01:36:37]

The German DVD fades out a little earlier. The credits follow.



The NL DVD shows the burning cross a little longer. The credits follow.



DF: 2:35 min.
NL: 2:32 min.