This is our eleventh UK DVD chart since the beginning of lockdown and the second since the UK reopened. We have seen a welcome and much-needed increase in sales driven, in part, by our new releases. Tsumugi/Secret in the Attic, Sexy Timetrip Ninjas and Amazon Hot Box have all stormed into the chart taking the top three spots.
At number one is Sexy Timetrip Ninjas. A fabulous tale of male and female ninjas from rival medieval clans who are catapulted through a time portal into 1980s Tokyo, where a mad adventure of sex and craziness ensues!
While other Japanese titles like, Maid in Japan and the Succulent Succubus, continue to dominate the chart there are signs of a fightback from our Jezebel label. Jezebel specialises in European erotica and exploitation. Jean Rollin’s sexploitation epic Schoolgirl Hitchhikers continues to do extremely well, as does The Order featuring a heady mix of sex and satanism!
With more new releases coming in June (Beach Volleyball Detectives) and July (Naked Kaleidoscope, The Women’s Nature and Uncle’s Paradise) it will be interesting to see how sales pan out in the world of exploitation cinema!
Our RedemptionTV.net streaming chart continues in its own eccentric and unpredictable way. Out of nowhere Jean Rollin’s incredible tale of female vampires running amok in Paris takes the number one slot. Just behind is Rollin’s little seen film, The Escapees, a tale of two girls who escape from an asylum into a bizarre and dystopian world of misfits, criminals and sexual predators.
This month also sees the welcome entry into the RedemptionTV chart of two obscure and highly recommended films. Firstly is Blood Freaks, a grungy Mexican title which paints a portrait of Mexico City through a series of dark, grotesque, sordid and violent characters. Secondly is Donna Matilda a heady a mix of inheritance and infidelity, mixed with really strong sex scenes! Marvellous!
The French chart sees a new entry and a new number one with the bloody Japanese film Twilight Dinner. A man who enjoys the sexual pleasures of two sisters finds that their tastes are very, very dark indeed… Aside from Twilight Dinner there is little change, Nude for Satan, Luigi Batzella’s epic tale of satanic doppelgangers and sexually aroused spiders, drop one place to number two. Redemption classics Black Magic Rites and the Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine keep their third and fourth chart positions.
Continuing at number five we are pleased to see the amazing Russian noir-esque film, The Lightest Darkness. We consider this to be one of the most stylish and visually stunning films; we cannot recommend it enough. See it now on RedemptionTV.net and soon on Redemption DVD.
You can buy the chart DVDs here or stream many other gems over at our sister site RedemptionTV.net
This month’s song to enjoy the charts with is the PIXIES – All I Think About Now. Enjoy.