- Directed by Joe D'Amato
- Starring Annamaria Clementi, Brigitte Petronio, Maxmilian Vhener, Ernesto Colli
- Written by Joe D'Amato, Tito Carpi
The Pleasure Shop on 7th Avenue (1979) -- Joe D'Amato's Porno/Pleasure Shop On 7th Avenue is a great film that even scored the high box office position of #24 in 1980 on its release in Hong Kong, grossing $HK 1,870,469.00 between 06/03/80- 02/04/80. It even beat films like #31 Blues Brothers; #35 Star Trek The Motion Picture and even surprisingly #41 Last Tango In Paris.
Two low rent hoodlums hold up a pharmacy in New York - unfortunately for them it is under the protection of the local mob boss, and they flee with $5,000 and hide out briefly in a Porno Shop run by the good looking girlfriend of the local gang boss. She offers and performs oral sex on one of them to let her escape, but they take her hostage anyway, and drive off in her car to meet the black hustler who had set up the job. The three criminals decide their only option to escape the mob is to drive to Canada and hide out, and they plan to spend one night of the journey indoors by breaking in to an empty country villa near the border.
After suffering the indignity of having to pee in front of one the hoods in a gas station toilet, the kidnapped lady secretly drops a $20 note in the trash can with a message to her mob boss boyfriend written on it. A cleaner finds it and calls the number on the note, and the mob are now on their trail!
Meanwhile a young couple and another girl (students) are enjoying themselves in a villa, having broken in. Whilst the young couple are making love, the other girl secretly watches and starts touching herself until climaxing. Their idyllic peace is shattered when the three criminals and their female hostage burst in and take control of the villa. The atmosphere is then vaguely similar to Ruggero Deodato's 'House At The Edge Of The Park', with various sexual encounters (including the gang boss's girlfriend being sodomised), a card game and the psycho hood threatening the hostages with a knife. The fact that two younger members of the cast from that film pretty much reprise their roles here is no disadvantage to this film.
A couple of gun toting mobsters finally arrive, and after a struggle are knocked out. The three criminals then safely leave to cross the border, the boss's girlfriend calls him and waits to be picked up, and the three students manage to 'inherit' the stolen money, much to their glee.
The Pleasure Shop on 7th Avenue DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 7/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.