Our sixth DVD chart since the original lockdown and the UK has just announced another lockdown, making physical shopping a bit tricky again. That said, online orders are still being delivered! In terms of what you’re all actually buying then, it’s Japanese Wife Next Door 2 which is our Christmas number 1; topping the chart for the fourth month in a row! As for the rest of the Top Ten, it’s nuns, sex, and Japanese girls all the way, with a soupçon of Redemption as Jean Rollin’s Dracula’s Fiancée make a welcome return, alongside Jess Franco’s 99 Women.
Our streaming chart, while as eclectic as ever, is beginning to show consistency, in that nuns and Nunsploitation titles continue to dominate, with Sacred Flesh back at number 1 and the very naughty Confessions of a Sinful nun at number 3. Two new very welcome new additions though, are new release Grant McPhee’s fabulously haunting Far from the Apple Tree, which stars Sorcha Groundsell (the lead in Netflix’s series The Innocents), and Violent Delights, an extraordinary Mexican vampire film.
Finally, included here for the first time is a brand new streaming chart from France. A selection of Redemption titles are now available in France’s public libraries, so here is what our European cousins are enjoying…
At number one with far and away the most streams, is the bizarre Pink film, A Lonely Cow Weeps at Dawn, directed by Daisuke Gotô. This title will be released in the UK later this year, so keep your eyes peeled for that. At number two is The Pharmacist, a great Canadian movie about girls, guns and drugs, by director Chester Sit. The rest of the Top 5 shows that the French, like the English, just love Japanese Pink Cinema – with Twilight Dinner, Blind Love and Japanese Wife Next Door making up the rest of the chart.
Vive la difference!
You can buy the chart DVDs here or stream many other gems over at our sister site RedemptionTV.net