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  • Audio Rating: B
  • Video Rating: C+
  • Packaging Rating: A
  • Menus Rating: B+
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: 18 & Up
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: Critical Mass Video
  • MSRP: 79.99
  • Running time: 315
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Cool Devices

Cool Devices Box Set

By Tong Lin     February 07, 2002
Release Date: March 07, 2000



The Review!
What we Say Sorry for the poor English grammar and spelling, I doubt anyone I know will want edit this for me. If you are looking for a show that tells you all SM, Torture, Domination and Bondage. Looking no further, this boxset has everything you need to know. After watching the whole set, I am very surprise that "Critical Mass" did not get into trouble by bringing in this title and didn't edit or change the content like Anime-18 did due to the age problem in the show.

First, the box for this DVD Boxset is very nicely done; get to the point right away of what kind of show this is by the cover art. The only problem I had with the box is that the disc is kind of hard to pull out and it almost brought back the "good memories" of Tenchi Muyo OAV set.

The Audio and Video of the show is about the same as VHS I have saw, with improvements from First disc to the last disc. I think they just did a straight transfer from VHS/LD master to the DVD, of course I never I never expected any re-master or enhancement of this show.

The Menu is very nicely done with actually some short trailer of what is in the chapter while you click on it. The Disc itself is very nicely done with complete unblocked images on the disc. The problem I had with disc when you I put into my DVD ROM, it won't auto play the movie, it goes to an image with 3 naked woman and then with a word "Quit". You have close the DVD program, re-launch it again and then play it while disc is in the drive. Otherwise, there are no other problems I have encountered.

As for show itself, some are good and some just horrible, these are some comments I have about the each episode.

Curious Fruit this is all about this girl's transformation from an innocent girl to a bondage/SM exhibitionist. This title matches the show perfectly, it all started with this girl's curiosity then deeper and deeper she thinks. This EP. is based a Manga/Novel from Mon-Mon, he/she is a pretty famous author of these SM/Bondage type of stories, so when I saw the name, I wasn't all surprised what the show's content

Sacred Girl this story is from the creator of "Count Down": Hiroyuki Yutatane. This story basically is about the incest love between a sister and brother, with a help of their "private teacher". There isn't much talk about this show with everything you expect from a Yutatane's work, very nice character design and animation

Lover Doll, Winter Swimsuit, Enema These are called 3 senseless story of sex. I really don't understand what the heck is the point of these 3 stories, but when was the last time a Hentai actually had a point. This ep. started with two bunny or cat like creature or whatever, having sex in a cage, end with a girl and guy having anal sex in the washroom. I guess if you need some pointer to how to have sex or something in a different way, this video might be a pretty good instruction tape. -

Kire! I really don't get what the heck is this show about, the woman are outrageously draw (there breast is like twice bigger than their head) and they never explained the reason why those man raped the women then kill them. The scary thing is, the end of movie reminded me of a great love from old Chinese book "Butterfly Lover", because they ended in a exactly the same way. Now, I don't get those kind of thought easily from a Hentai show.

Seek and Seek II these 2 ep. are basically the main course for this DVD boxset. SM, Bondage, Domination, Torture an even Bestiality are all in one. Basically all the course of torturing and domination has been used in those two episodes, just a small list: water sports (don't even ask), electric shock, anal sex, even dogs are in the picture. So you can imagine. At one point, I was hope one of the woman is not dead so they won't start having sex with a dead body.

Yellow Star This is the episode I was saying that they kind of got away from a child porn film In the film, they clearly stated that the girl is in high school, however they never stated her age in the show. Since she has a huge breast while the man was raping her, they can have an argument that she is over the age limit (whatever that is...). This ep. is full drug use and senseless rape, only thing that stand out from this ep. is the character are design by Yasuomi Umetsu, who did Kite, New Gatchman and Robot Carnival

Slave Warrior Maya 1 and 2 These 2 ep. actually had a story, about this girl who suppose to be the "one" who save all the "sex" slave in the world she accidentally got suck into. Of course, there are many senseless rape, torture. However it doesn't seems the story ended, but again, with these kind of show, do we even expect a conclusion?

Binding This show definitely a porn and male version of Alice/Miyuki-Chan in wonderland. Especially the main female character's name is Miyuki also. This ep. has a very nice character design and the voice of each girl is very nice to listen also (I mean normal talking voice). For some reason, the characters make me think the design of "Record Lodoss War", but I highly doubt it.

Fallen Angel Rita This ep is right down Nasty, because this idol girl need to save her father, she was forced to be raped in the public like on subway and in a night club, at the end she start to stripping while she was singing in front of the national TV. If anything goes this ep. has to be nastiest one, since just what they showed on the screen, as more like this girl has degraded from a idol to a basically uncontrollable sex slave.

Overall, this is must have boxset for all those Hentai fans out there. If you want see what is Anime in its nastiest form, this also has to be it, but don't blame us that we didn't warn you. At last, I like to thank Tena who helped me get hold this copy, since it is very hard to get a copy of this set in Canada.



Review Equipment
Samsung 5x DVD ROM

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