'Johnny Wadd' Breaks VCX Sales Records

LAS VEGAS - Director Bob Chinn's 1973 film Johnny Wadd is breaking sales records for VCX, according to Jon Islas of Dynasty Group Distribution.

Long unavailable on video, the first feature in the classic porn series starring John Holmes as a hard-boiled detective was rediscovered earlier this year. VCX released Johnny Wadd this summer with a new transfer of the director's 16mm print. The special edition DVD also includes an outstanding audio commentary and featurette with Chinn delving into the history of the film and the '70s porn scene.

"This movie is fantastic and the response we've received is phenomenal," said Islas. "It's the very first Johnny Wadd movie with a young John Holmes and it hasn't been seen since it was shown in the adult theaters 35 years ago. Nothing has sold this well for VCX since the release of The Very Best of Kay Parker, and it outsold every VCX title we distribute, including such classics as Debbie Does Dallas and The Devil in Miss Jones, in its first week."

Dynasty Group launched in July as an exclusive distributor of classic X-rated films from the '70s and '80s. The company now handles DVD sales for Taboo producer Standard Digital as well as the complete VCX catalog.

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