LOS ANGELES—From exciting social media contests and brisk sales to innovative street team marketing, Brad Armstrong’s 2-disc jessica drake blockbuster Underworld is the original adult DVD event of 2013. The film's reputation for excellence was further enhanced this morning when it was honored with a perfect AAAAA rating from Adult Video News (AVN), with Senior Editor Peter Warren calling the release "very possibly the crowning achievement of Brad Armstrong's career."

The respected magazine has become the latest media outlet to honor the movie with an "Editor’s Choice" review. Warren likens Armstrong's dazzling gothic masterpiece to an “alternate-world collaboration between Tim Burton, Wes Craven and the Dark Brothers," before concluding that the film may well be the blockbuster creator's finest accomplishment. Ms. drake’s erotic encounters in the movie, which include boy/girl, girl/girl, anal and DP, are supported by sensual appearances from Wicked Girl Asa Akira, Asphyxia Noir, Cameron Dee, Capri Cavanni, Julia Ann and Presley Hart.

In the sales arena, things are continuing to go swimmingly as well, with Armstrong’s film attaining prominent positions in the Adult DVD Empire (www.adultdvdempire.com) Bestsellers charts since its initial release.

On the promotional front, the Underworld-themed contest, “Flesh For Fantasy,” is a hit with the company’s social media audience. Each day is seeing fans tweeting their original “Underworld” character ideas to Twitter.com/wickedpictures for a chance to see their concept brought to life by Armstrong and drake in CLUB magazine. For full details on how to enter, go here.

Underworld will be featured at the 2014 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) in Las Vegas. An exclusive screening of the blockbuster is being held Thursday, January 16 at 3:30 pm inside Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Following the screening, Armstrong, drake, co-star Asa Akira and more will hold a Q&A for those in attendance. Moving beyond the first month of 2014, the movie’s “Flesh For Fantasy” promotions will continue with CLUB magazine publishing a tantalizing look at jessica drake styled as the winning fan-based character.

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Pictured: Jessica Drake in the embrace of Death (Derrick Pierce) in director Brad Armstrong's Underworld.