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  • Audio Rating: B+
  • Video Rating: B+
  • Packaging Rating: B
  • Menus Rating: B
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: 18 & Up
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: Kitty Media
  • MSRP: 29.95
  • Running time: 60
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Horny Ladies and the News

Horny Ladies and the News

By Chris Beveridge     October 12, 2007
Release Date: August 21, 2007


Horny Ladies and the News
© Kitty Media


What They Say
This just in: TV studios are a haven for the sex-crazed. A whole slew of beautiful and sexually vulnerable women are trying to break into the TV news business, and there are just as many men trying to break into them! A helpful yet horny handyman is looking to stake his own claim as he makes the rounds bedding one hopeful nymph after another. But he's not the only one. Pretty much every male at the studio is looking for a piece of the action. You won't need a teleprompter to know what (and who) will be coming next.

The Review!
Interpersonal relationships at a new studio are where all the news is at as one young man manipulates the system to rule the roost.

Audio:
Media Blasters continues to provide dual language options on the majority of its adult releases which is a good thing. The two tracks included here are done at a fairly basic 192 kbps but for the content and how it is used it doesn't impact it too much. There isn't much to hear here beyond dialogue and some mild ambient music so the stereo mix is very much a simple center channel piece along the forward soundstage. Dialogue is clean and clear throughout on both tracks and we had no problems with dropouts or distortions during regular playback.

Video:
Originally released in 2006, the transfer for this two part OVA series is presented in its original full frame aspect ratio. This series is filled with a good amount of bright and vibrant colors which when given a better than average bitrate it will come across quite well. The show averages in the sevens and hits eights quite often which has led it to be a very clean looking presentation. Adult material tends to suffer in the bitrate area at times and this shows up strongly in the backgrounds that tend to look alive. For this release though it's very solid and vibrant looking when appropriate. Colors are strong, cross coloration and aliasing is essentially non-existent and overall it feels just as strong as a mainstream release.

Packaging:
The front cover works with the TV idea by framing the shot of Yui in lingerie as being seen on a rather poor quality TV with a purple filter applied to it. News strips run along the top and bottom, there is a volume increase bar and the channel number, 69 of course, is in the upper right corner. It all fits well in theme but the color design for it really feels quite weak. The back cover gives us the image of about sixteen TV screens in which shots from the show are used, all of them featuring the channel piece in the corner and a volume bar. It's definitely the best way to utilize the theme to present the character shots and it works great. The summary is just below it which is pretty minimal but at least gets the point across. Minimal production credits and warnings round out the bottom along with a good technical grid covering the specs of the release. No insert is included nor is there a reversible cover.

Menu:
Not unlike every other Kitty release out there, the menu design takes the cover elements and reworks them a little bit. The main menu uses a close-up of Yui from the front cover and really pushes the idea of interlacing lines on it. The navigation strip is cute as it feels like a TV setup menu being brought up. There isn't really anything here beyond the show and some trailers so moving about is quick and easy and problem free. The disc correctly read our players' language presets and played in Japanese but with the sign/song subtitles as it was the first English tagged subtitle track.

Extras:
None.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Horny Ladies and the News brings us two very simple elements and combines them together. When you have horny ladies and you have a TV newsroom, you're invariably going to have problems. Sex in the workplace is certainly nothing new and the way this show plays out has plenty of basic office intrigue and politics to it as one young man manipulates each and every woman to achieve his goals of moving up the corporate ladder.

The two episodes features a very wide variety of women who are involved in all sorts of shenanigans. At the core of it is a young man named Kazuya Mano, an assistant director who wants to make it big someday. He's a very unassuming young man with a pleasant smile and a sense of innocence about him. Almost everyone he comes into contact with who is a woman ends up getting closer to him for one reason or another. An up and coming young woman who is trying to move beyond being a pop idol is thankful to him for helping her out when one of the bigwigs is giving her tips on how to carry herself by fondling her breasts. She becomes smitten by him and begins a lengthy sexual relationship once she gets past her initial shyness.

Kazuya also ends up with Kyoko, the wife of the top tier director at the station who happens to be having an affair with the anchorwoman Yui. Kyoko isn't aware of this when she falls into a sexual role with Kazuya after he offers to help her out with anything she needs due to the way she seems to be so frustrated. Kyoko has that slightly older woman feeling to her and she's tickled pink by the idea of a young man being interested in her since it reaffirms that she "still has it" in that department. There's also another woman in the building who does make-up that is very interested in Yui and is doing all sorts of silly and stupid things to get closer to her since she wants to be as intimate as possible. She's not strictly in it for the girls though as Kazuya comes to her for advice on women and she offers to teach him what he needs to know.

So in essence, everyone is sleeping with everyone else and you can start to see how Kazuya is manipulating various women into doing things that will expose the others. His ascent from an assistant director to the top level isn't exactly swift as it takes some time for all of this to play out, but when he goes from what feels like a nobody to a top director who is marrying the beautiful lead anchorwoman, you know he's been working the game. Even more telling is that several people have to fall along the way and they do so in a hard manner as he nudges everyone to where he wants them to be. Some make out for the better when it comes to their job and position, but in the romance department it seems like only Kazuya and Yui really get what they want. And even then Kazuya isn't quite sure about what he's really ending up with.

Horny Ladies and the News has a good variety to it when it comes to the character designs which keeps it fresh and fun. You have the bombshell in Yui with her classic and elegant looks while Kyoko has the role of the older woman who knows how to carry herself. The younger girls are all bouncy and vibrant and the pop idol even goes about wearing ribbons in her hair. Just about every standard "fetish" can be pleased here and even a few unusual ones as there's some golden shower material as well. Girl on girl, young girl and old man, the boss and the employee and so forth. The variety is quite good but the way it all holds together is the weakest element in the show. With the passage of time being poorly handled between scenes and the changes that occur as well as the way people rarely refer to each other by name just has it feeling somewhat disjointed at times.

In Summary:
Though not a standout renaming by Kitty Media, Horny Ladies and the News is something that certainly makes you do a double take when you see it. The show itself is decent overall if you're looking for something with a lot of variety and not much in the plot department. Character designs are solid but personalities are weak to non-existent for the most part. When the make-up girl has more of a personality than the anchorwoman who graces the cover you just might have a problem or two. This series looks good in a number of ways and will likely please a decent sized audience but it just failed to really click properly for me.

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.

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