Mania Grade: C+
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- Audio Rating: B+
- Video Rating: B+
- Packaging Rating: B+
- Menus Rating: B+
- Extras Rating: C
- 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: Kitty Pleasure Pack
Kitty Pleasure Pack Vol. #1
By Chris Beveridge
June 28, 2002
Release Date: June 25, 2002
Kitty Pleasure Pack Vol. #1
What They Say
© Kitty Media
When a pretty college student with a perfect record decides to have one little adventure before graduation, it turns out to be one big problem. Her starring role in an adult video lands her plenty of admirers, ready to blackmail her for pleasure!
Two sisters attend the same college, one as a teacher and one as a student. Both of them, however, date college boys the same age. The younger sister has a big problem, because her boyfriend never seems ready to satisfy her. Her older sister's trouble is just the opposite!The Review!
The folks at Kitty continue to bring out the single episode hentai OVA�s in varying ways, this time providing some of their more recent shows in this �pleasure pack� style. Audio:
For our primary viewing session, we listened to this disc in its original language of Japanese. Though fairly recent shows, the soundtrack is a pretty basic stereo mix. Even there, it sounds more like a mono mix with most everything outside of the minimal music coming through the center channel. It does sound decent however and we noticed no dropouts or distortions.Video:
The transfer for both of these shows come out looking quite good. The animation in both is very fresh and vibrant, which transfers well here with vivid colors. The first episode is a bit darker in the color palette, but looks solid with no noticeable bleeding. The second episode is much more vibrant with its colors, but also suffers from a fair amount of cross coloration throughout its presentation. Aliasing is minimal and things look good otherwise.Packaging:
Using a style similar to the Best of Kitty releases, artwork from both shows are displayed on the cover inside a nice border that keeps things separate but works well in presenting both. This, along with the Best of Kitty style continue to be favorites of mine when combining different shows on one disc. The back cover provides a few animation shots and a summary of each of the episodes. Production information and plenty of warnings are also present here, but I have to once again give kudos to the good technical information box at the bottom. The insert provides chapter listings for each of the episodes as well as some more character art.Menu:
The menus are nicely done here, though quiet with no music. The main menu has your basic selections along with the Kitty mascot. Selecting play brings you to a menu where you can select the episode you want, which shows the cover art alongside it. The menus are pretty well laid out and access times are nice and fast.Extras:
The only extra here is a �stripping animation feature�, which is essentially a minute or two of animation from the first OVA that has the characters walking around, and then fades their clothes out to reveal their bodies. This doesn�t show up in the show though.Content:
(please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Two tales are told here, each have their own merits, but neither are ones that I could really get into all that much.
The first tale is about a young woman named Akiho who four months earlier graduated college. We flash back and forth between those four months and the present. After she graduated, she tried performing a solo act in an adult video, but ended up being taken advantage of by the director. She didn�t want to go that far, but couldn�t bring herself to defend herself. Flash forward to the present, and she�s working the night shift at a family restaurant and has some good friends there.
Her time in the restaurant isn�t all roses though, as the manager has made her something of a toy of his, and continues to play with her behind the scenes, forcing her to keep things in-between her legs all day long, especially during work hours. As it turns out, the video she did has turned out to be pretty popular, and the manager ended up seeing it, and is now using her to his advantage. Things spiral downhill as we shift back and forth in time for Akiho, who continues to wonder why she deserves all of this.
The second story, the Tail of Two Sisters, left so little impact on me an hour after watching it that I couldn�t even remember the characters names as I sat down to right this. The story revolves around another college campus, where two sisters go. One is a teacher there, who has ended up in a slightly twisted relationship with one of her students, while the other is a regular student. There�s some amusing playback between the two sisters as each have boyfriends who do the opposite of what they want, but all in all this is just a pretty simple and slightly twisted show.
There�s some decent entertainment value here for the hentai fan whose looking for something taking place in the real world without any demons, tentacles or some form of magic or fantasy. And putting different OVA�s together, usually from the same production company, is one of the better ways of getting these single shots out onto the market without having the fan feel like they�re being too ripped off.
Japanese Language,English Language,English Subtitle,Stripping Feature
Toshiba TW40X81 40" HDTV, Skyworth 1050P Progressive Scan codefree DVD player, Sony STR-DE835 DD/DTS receiver, Monster component cable and Sony speakers.