Sunday, September 23, 2012

Female Teacher: Dirty Afternoon (DVD Review)

Directed By: Castro Negishi
Written By: ?
Starring: Yuki Kazamatsuri, Ayako Ota, Eri Kanuma
Color/68 Minutes/Not Rated

The Film
Sakiko is a school teacher in Tokyo who has just received a phone call from Sueko, a former student that she barely remembers. Sueko has been accused of being a prostitute by local police and is looking for help in her former teacher. Sueko goes to town to lure men for sex but doesn't take any form of payment. Sakiko doesn't remember Sueko at first until her memory is jarred of when she worked at a school in the mountains and was raped by a man in a nylon ski mask. The painful memories are brought back and Sakiko soon realizes that she is intertwined with Sueko and her family more than she ever thought and that she and her former student are far more similar than she let herself believe. 

FEMALE TEACHER: DIRTY AFTERNOON came off quite a bit raunchier than it may have after recently watching Nympho Divers which was much more lighthearted. There is no shortage of sex in all forms, from meaningful and passionate to an afternoon quickie with a complete stranger in a tea house. The plot of the film only adds to the promiscuity of it all as a victim learns that she is a perpetrator in her own right and can't deal with it so she turns to what else but sex to deal with the pain. Virtually no time is spent within classroom walls despite the film's title, and Sakiko's occupation as a teacher is of little consequence. She could have easily been any other passing female in Sueko's life who happened to have the unfortunate series of events dumped on her. Despite the lack of perverted student/teacher relations that the title certainly implies, at least in my mind, FEMALE TEACHER will satisfy Nikkatsu Roman fans.

The Video
FEMALE TEACHER: DIRTY AFTERNOON is presented in it's OAR of 2.35:1 in this 16x9 transfer. As is the case with the rest of the series this is a pleasant looking transfer that is free of any major annoyances or debris. I couldn't detect any meddling with the picture and the film probably looks about as good as it ever has. A nice job yet again from the Impulse Pictures line of Synapse Films. 


The Audio
A Japanese 2.0 mono track is your only listening choice, with optional English subtitles of course. The track is clear and stable. It won't test your sound system but dialogue is perfectly clear and the subtitles are easy to read and timed well. 

The Extras
Again Jasper Sharp's liner notes are the lone extra but they remain a valuable commodity. 


The Bottom Line 
Impulse Pictures does another fine job with their 8th release in the Nikkatsu Roman Porno line and will keep fans of the series coming back for more. 


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