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  • Audio Rating: B+
  • Video Rating: B+
  • Packaging Rating: B+
  • Menus Rating: B
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: 18+
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: Kitty Media
  • MSRP: 29.99
  • Running Time: 60 Minutes
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (Mixed/Unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Dirty by the Dozen

Dirty by the Dozen

By Chris Beveridge     November 24, 2008
Release Date: October 28, 2008


Dirty by the Dozen
© Kitty Media

Under instruction from the headmaster, two cousins work their way through the female staff in order to train some new slaves for sale.

What They Say:

A horny headmaster and his naughty nephews are out to train twelve teachers to be sex slaves. They'll use any scheme in their arsenal to get the hot lady professors to share their carnal knowledge. But even if the women give their bodies over freely, that doesn't mean they'll just take it lying down. The extracurricular activities are nonstop in every nook and cranny of this institute of lustful learning.

The Review:

Audio:
Dirty by the Dozen features a pretty standard stereo mix to it that’s given the bilingual treatment. Each language track has the usual 192kbps encoding to it and it certainly services the material well, but it’s not something that stands out strongly. The bulk of the show is either dialogue or mood sounds and they’re essentially center channel driven, giving it a full feel overall without much placement. Dialogue is clean and clear throughout and we didn’t have any problems with dropouts or distortions during regular playback.

Video:
Originally released in 2007, the transfer for this two episode OVA series is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and is enhanced for anamorphic playback. It’s rare to get a widescreen, never mind anamorphic, adult release so Dirty by the Dozen scores well there. With a strong bit of animation to it, the show really looks great here with solid colors for the majority of it and no real discernable problems. There’s some noise in a few backgrounds here and there, certainly not a surprise in a school based show with the greens used for the walls, but it’s minimal overall. There’s a lot of darkness to this release but it never feels poorly done nor does it have anything with noticeable breakup or heavy banding to it. This is a very solid looking adult release.

Packaging:
Dirty by the Dozen has a dark look to it that fits well as the front cover features one of the women, who looks more like a student than a teacher, tied and bent over backwards with books both in front and behind her. With her at an angle and the logo at an angle, it ties together nicely along with her look of blushing fear. The back cover has a lot of the same dark nature to it but it’s balanced by a whole lot of cute. The cover features headshots of all twelve of the girls off to the side along with a few other shots inside small yellow bubbles. This really breaks it up a lot but it also gives you a look at the really sizeable cast that’s here. The summary is positively humorous to read, especially if you read it out loud to someone else. The remainder of the cover is given over to the standards with the production credits and the technical grid which is solid.

Menu:
The menu design uses the same artwork as the front cover, expanded slightly, with a bit of instrumental music tied along to it. Similar to other Kitty Media titles, it’s not exactly strong but it looks good and it sets the mood just right for what’s to come. Submenus load quickly and with little else on the release outside of a selection of trailers, getting around is easy and problem free. The disc unfortunately didn’t read our players’ language presets properly and defaulted to English language with no subtitles.

Extras:
None.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Prior to watching the show, I made the mistake I try to avoid by actually reading the summary on the back as to what it’s about. The text supplied for it actually comes across as rather amusing in that bad porn way, even knowing that it’s a BDSM style sadistic show. Reconciling that with what the actual program is can be difficult sometimes since you start to see things in humorous ways when it’s not actually intended. Thankfully, with a strong set of character designs and a lot of action, Dirty by the Dozen lets you become engrossed in the show quickly and rather completely.

The story is, as to be expected, painfully simple. The show revolves around a pair of students who are cousins. Shin of the glasses and Kei of the bad haircut. Both young men are attending the same academy/school/college together where their uncle is the headmaster. What his uncle has them doing for him is taking each of the female teachers in the school and turning them into sex slaves for him to sell on the market. The two young men have turned this into a competition where each take on six and the one that has the best sales in the end wins. It doesn’t matter what they win since along the way they get to have sex with a host of very attractive teachers ages twenty-one to thirty-one. They’ve got no issues with what they’re doing and they’re more interested in shoving the win in the face of the other more than anything else as there’s some real issues there, enough so that you’d think they were brothers.

And so the show delves into Shin and Kei doing the deed by going after twelve different teachers and using different methods to bring them under their control. The competitive nature between the two is amusing at times, especially when each of them “crosses over” to dominate a woman from the other persons list. When you have some of the teachers talking to them about their experiences with the other, it only infuriates them more. Shin lets it get under his skin more than anything else and when he hears one of the teachers talking about how much better Kei is, he nearly blows a gasket.

The bulk of the show is really all about the competition. With twelve women, there’s a whole lot of action going on here. It’s the mix of consensual and not, depending on how each of the women are approached by Shin and Kei. Some of it is rougher than others but in the end it’s all about the domination of them. There’s a good bit of variety to the scenes which is a positive; there’s a lot of straightforward domination of the women but there’s also some very different ones, such as when Kei goes after one of the twenty-one year old teachers and gets her to tie up her sister after knocking her out and then making it a threesome of domination. One of the less appealing scenes involved an enema, but that felt like it was practically being tacked on at the end there. There’s plenty of rope bondage along the way and plenty of servant speak as well from this group of teachers.

Dirty by the Dozen has the job of bringing in twelve different female characters for action by the two main characters, as well as the occasional bit of handling by the headmaster. They do this rather well with a group that’s very different and appealing for different reasons. When you add in the various positions they hold within the school as well, you get the school nurse fantasy, particular subjects and so forth. They’re able to utilize the full scope of the school setting to be able to showcase of the girls different on top of their physical differences. They’re all very well designed and each gets a decent enough scene that you can’t complain that it was too short or underserved. The only one that comes out bad is the enema in the bathroom scene but, well, that doesn’t exactly bother me. You may want more of most of them but each of their scenes are pretty well done.

In Summary:
With the widescreen nature of the show and the bountiful bevy of beautiful characters, there’s a whole lot to like about this show. They manage to cram in a lot of action into these two episodes and even though it’s constant, it felt paced really well. The two leads aren’t all that much to think about overall as they’re not exactly filled with personality. Their actions play out well though and the quirks that come up because of their competitive nature are amusing for the most part. Dirty by the Dozen features a lot of great character designs and a lot of really solid action which makes it a very strong title, more so for the more experienced viewer rather than the new one, but one that is really worth checking out period.

Features:

Japanese 2.0 Language, English 2.0 Language, English Subtitles

Review Equipment:

Sony KDS-R70XBR2 70" LCoS 1080P HDTV, Sony PlayStation3 Blu-ray player via HDMI set to 1080p, Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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Hectotane 11/24/2008 1:28:06 PM

I wish for the people over at "Kitty Media" to step their game up; in the voice actress department as well as the seriousness department.

However...  Seeing how hard it is to get uncensored adult anime from the Japanese industry; and making sure that the adult anime licensors here in the West doesn't turn into some fansub group with a business license (ala JapanAnime); I'm just glad that we're getting anything of substance at all.

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