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  • Audio Rating: A-
  • Video Rating: A
  • Packaging Rating: A-
  • Menus Rating: B
  • Extras Rating: A
  • Age Rating: 15 & Up
  • Region: 2 - Europe
  • Released By: ADV Films UK
  • MSRP: £19.99
  • Running time: 110
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Colorful


By Paul Jacques     October 18, 2003
Release Date: October 20, 2003

© ADV Films UK

What They Say
Two horny college slackers and a beautiful professor. A frustrated TV reporter. A sexy track star and her tempted coach. And a high school girlzilla that's the size of the Empire State building. Colorful! contains over 50 vignettes of men, women, and the pursuit of... well, you'll just have to see. From hotties on subways and perverted cabbies, to panty-obsessed video geeks, sexy mall babes, and the furry phenomenon, Colorful! is a strange, deranged, racy and hilarious dose of animated Viagra!

The Review!
Don’t let your mother catch you watching this!

I listened in Japanese and English, both crisp and clear.

The opening song is called “My body heat is 37.5” and reminds of the old punk style music (a quick pogo anyone?), gets me bopping every time I hear it.

Sweet, no problems visible.

A provocative front cover with some very underwear, that just happens to have a female body holding it up. Rear cover has many, many stills from the series. The disc itself is a very bright, some might say colorful, yellow. No insert is included.

You reminder the game Missile Command , or Space invaders, well the menu looks like one of those old style arcade games. The options are Episodes selection, Language and Extras (lots in there).All links worked, and no problems were found.

In Extras we have Clean opening\ close animation, Original Japanese artwork, Colorful trailer, Actor bios (a very funny read), with the cherry being Colorful: Exposed (even funnier to watch).

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
You know how most anime have a story, but throw in a bit of gratuitous fan service? Well this is a whole lot of fan service with a small bit of story (I do mean small). The story, such as it is, is broadly based around various guys with a panties fetish. They go through life having “encounters” that presents them with ample opportunities to indulge their hobby. I call it a hobby, but it’s basically what’s going through every male brain anyway. Suffice as to say, red cheeks and nose bleeds (you know what I mean, wink, wink) are not uncommon on this disc.

This isn’t hard core, or even soft core, it’s more like a Blackpool postcard- a bit saucy, plenty of innuendo but you never actually see anything. In other words they set out to titillate rather than stimulate. And I have to say that if you got a bunch of young men in a room to brain storm fantasy scenarios for catching a quick look, this collection of vignettes would indeed be the result. I don’t want to even think on how a fifty foot young women gets her jollies, or what I would do if I had to coach a team of nubile swimmers, it just boggles the mind. And yes, my French teacher also had luscious lips, which she would use to emphasize a word in a manner that promised all manner of carnal pleasures, hmmm…… sorry, drifted off there.

If I was writing a thesis on what makes the male get a (cough, cough) nose bleed, and what young men think about in their spare time, I would need look no further than this disc. This volume contains (let’s be truthful here) just about every male fantasy for getting a quick peek at “forbidden fruit” imaginable, whilst keeping it in the best possible taste. With the entire presentation coated in a liberal layer of male humor drawn from embarrassing situations. Oh yes, if you can’t work out the symbolism of the naked women on a railway track, well I think maybe you stick to DBZ for a few more years. And don’t miss the last gag of the last episode, I nearly fell off the chair laughing.

Should you find the subject matter less than taxing of your mental acuity, then you may optionally sit back and admire the presentation style, which is inventive, diverse and interesting to watch.

In summary- Never let your girlfriend catch you watching this either, otherwise she will understand just how shallow we men are ;-)

Japanese Language 2.0,English Language 5.1,English Subtitles,Behind-the-Scenes documentary,Clean opening animation,Clean closing animation ,Original Japanese artwork ,Colorful trailer ,Colorful: Exposed

Review Equipment
JVC 28" Pure Flat Wide Screen TV, Pioneer 454 Progressive Scan code free DVD player, Logitech Z-680 THX DD/DTS receiver & Speakers. Secondary equipment, 21” Sony Trinitron monitor, ATI 9700pro & PowerDVD v4, Creative Audigy 2 & headphones.


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