Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Schoolgirl Report Volume 11 (DVD Review) - Impulse Pictures
Directed By: Erns Hofbauer
Written By: Gunther Heller
Starring: Helga Anders, Sandra Atia, Ulrich Beiger
Color/80 Minutes/Not Rated
Few film series reach 11 entries, normally the steam, creativity and profitability is long gone and dried up before we get to double digit entries in a franchise. The simple, cheap and profitable idea of the SCHOOLGIRL REPORT series made making more and more of these sexploitation films an easy decision.
Subtitled TRYING BEATS STUDYING, SCHOOLGIRL REPORT 11 is yet another series of stories of young women and their sexual encounters. This entry features a struggling student who finds her confidence and academic success after luring the straight-A student to bed. That is until he moves on to another girl. And how about the young blond who is sexually assaulted by her tutor? Or is he seduced by the young girl? It is up to the police to decide who's story is true. Then there are the young boys who have sex in an old barn with more experienced girls and it ends up in a hilarious mess that literally brings the roof down. And those are just the beginning of the fun that SCHOOLGIRL REPORT 11 brings us!
After almost a dozen entries you may think that seeing attractive girls romp around naked while dealing with the drama that their specific story deals with but you'd be wrong. The SCHOOLGIRL REPORT films are quick moving films that are like quick flashes of sexy lightning. What does that mean, you ask? I really don't know but it sounded good. These films are a lot of fun to watch, and they manage to balance out effective comedy and sexy girls and it always equals a good time even if this entry wasn't quite as good as previous SGR chapters.
The Audio & Video
The Impulse Pictures imprint of Synapse Films delivers SCHOOLGIRL REPORT 11 on DVD with an anamorphic widescreen transfer in the films OAR or 1.66:1. The transfer looks good with natural skin tones which is probably the most important thing about the film's look. There isn't a ton of color in the film's palette but what is there also looks good. A bit of dirt and print damage can be found but we are talking about sexploitation films from the 70s. The lone soundtrack option is a 2.0 track in the film's native German with optional English subtitles, which are newly translated. The track is nothing special but it is clean and free of hiss, crackling or otherwise annoying background noise.
The Bottom Line
The series quality may be taking a bit of a dip at this point, we'll have to wait until we see the release of parts 12 and 13 to really say, but there is still plenty of exploitative fun with the girls here to please previous fans of the series. If you've never seen a SCHOOLGIRL REPORT film I'd suggest an earlier one to see if you're into it but returning viewers will gladly find a spot on their shelf for this disc.
SCHOOLGIRL REPORT 11: TRYING BEATS STUDYING is available HERE