Monday, February 3, 2014

Sex Hunter: 1980 (DVD Review) - Impulse Pictures

Directed By: Toshiharu Ikeda
Written By: Masahiro Kakefuda
Starring: Erina Miyai, Ayako Oota, Teruo Matsuyama
Color/68 Minutes/Not Rated
Region 1

The Film
A young ballet dancer named Miki is accepted into a very exclusive private dance school. Miki is looking to further her dance abilities as well as get back with her boyfriend. Miki quickly realizes that this dance academy is run by sick and sadistic instructors that force all sorts of depraved and violent sexual acts upon the students. The students are little more than a stash of living sexual toys at their disposal.

SEX HUNTER :1980 is one of the nastiest and perhaps the most exploitative films in the Nikkatsu Erotic Films Collection. It is so nasty that the studio told the director to tone it down for his next film. It's a simple film but if you're looking for a movie that is going to make you squirm and feel dirty, SEX HUNTER: 1980 just might do the trick.

The Audio & Video
SEX HUNTER: 1980 arrives on DVD from Impulse Pictures. The 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is a quality transfer overall. The film features a hazy quality to the photograph which limits how great the DVD can look but it is a clean print in good condition. The 2.0 mono track is in the film's native Japanese with optional English subtitles and sounds good. No background noise to interfere with the dialogue or music and overall this is another nice disc from Impulse. 


The Extras
The lone extras are liner notes and a trailer for the film.

The Bottom Line
The Nikkatsu Erotic Film Collection has reached number 20! Impulse Pictures is closing in on 2 years worth of releases in this line of DVDs and they keep showing that there is plenty more worthwhile films to bring to the masses. SEX HUNTER:1980 might just be the most deplorable one yet... and I love it.

SEX HUNTER: 1980 is available HERE

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