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  • Audio Rating: B+
  • Video Rating: B+
  • Packaging Rating: B
  • Menus Rating: B
  • Extras Rating: C
  • Age Rating: 18 & Up
  • Region: All Region DVD
  • Released By: NuTech Digital, Inc.
  • MSRP: 24.95
  • Running time: 25
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Depravity

Depravity Vol. #1

By Chris Beveridge     September 03, 2003
Release Date: December 31, 2002

Depravity Vol. #1
© NuTech Digital, Inc.

What They Say
In a dark, empty schoolbuilding, Kiriko is bound and gagged, wearing only her underwear. In front of her, there are three men wearing masks. They tell her, "I want to see your body drown in pleasure, and your face controt in ecstacy." These men had much experience with other female teachers.

They would continue their perverse assault until their prey cried out in ecstacy. However, Kiriko is a strong-minded, marital arts expert. Two of the men were already lying wounded in the nurse's room. As Kiriko threatens to turn the men into the police, her epithets start to excite them. They tell her that if she can stand the men playing with her pussy for ten minutes without getting wet, she will can go. As they play with her body, her mind and reason dims in a wave of sexual pleasure....

The Review!
With a title like “Depravity”, what more do you need to know?

For our primary viewing session, we listened to this show in its original language of Japanese. The show features a stereo mix that’s pretty much just dialogue outside of some music, so it’s mostly center channel based. Dialogue is clean and clear throughout and we had no issues with dropouts or distortions.

With only one episode on the disc and it being a fairly recent fully digital show, the transfer here looks quite good. There is a fair amount of aliasing though as there are a number of fast motion scenes throughout and some bad panning. Cross coloration can be seen along some edges, but it’s not terribly strong throughout the entire program. Colors look good with lots of vibrant moments and no over saturation.

With this being a school based show, it’s no surprise they go right for the hot looking teacher at her desk image and it works out nicely. The back cover provides a number of screenshots and a summary that basically describes the entire episode. The discs features and technical information is all clearly listed. Like other recent NuTech releases, there is no insert included with this package.

The main menu is nicely done by expanding on the front cover and moving the teacher to the front of the desk. The blackboard provides a soft green filter for the animation playing behind it along to some of the rhythmic music from the show. Access times are nice and fast and menus load quickly and without any transitional animations.

The only extra included is a brief two minute video art gallery that’s made up of stills form the show.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
With the title being so expressive of the material within, there’s really not a heck of a lot to say. The plot summary on the back of the package really talks about most of what’s here.

The show focuses on a group of school boys who have been having their way with various female teachers by capturing them and then breaking their wills. This has gone on for some time and they’ve got a real method about it. Their latest victim is Kiriko, a very well endowed teacher whom they constantly lust after. She proves to be a bit more than a handful in more ways than one and she is able to fight them off somewhat using her martial arts skills. In the end though, they win out and have her trapped and tied up, explaining what they’re going to do to her.

And then they do it.

Well, they only get so far since it’s just the first episode and the time runs out, but there’s plenty of little depraved moments throughout, such as putting her in a gym outfit that’s far too small and has the words “female pig” written on it. Or that the shirt has a flap that comes off, letting the large breasts pop through. While it’s not immensely depraved as some stuff out there, this isn’t pretty at all.

While the show looks decent and the designs are about average, this most definitely isn’t my cup of tea. For fans of it, you’ve got a pretty decent disc that provides the show uncut, but that’s about it.

Japanese Language,English Language,English Subtitles,Art Gallery

Review Equipment
Toshiba TW40X81 40" HDTV, Panasonic RP-82 Progressive Scan codefree DVD player, Sony STR-DE835 DD/DTS receiver, Monster component cable and Sony speakers.


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