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  • Audio Rating: B+
  • Video Rating: B
  • Packaging Rating: A-
  • Menus Rating: B
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: 18 & Up
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: Kitty Media
  • MSRP: 29.98
  • Running time: 40
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Pervs on a Train

Pervs on a Train

By Chris Beveridge     May 01, 2008
Release Date: April 14, 2008

Pervs on a Train
© Kitty Media

What They Say
When horny men and beautiful women cram themselves into the train for their early morning commute, all that body-to-body contact begins to take a sexual toll on the passengers. The men's casual groping quickly leads to all-out molestation. Shocked, the women are resistant at first. But there's no escape from a moving train. So it's not long before these reluctant ladies give in to their own perverted passions and go with the flow. Soon the whole train is alive with sexual energy as it drives and thrusts toward its dripping-wet destination.

The Review!
Riding the rails continues to be dangerous for a number of young women in this short two episode series.

Pervs on a Train manages a bilingual presentation for its release as we get both an English and Japanese stereo mix encoded at 192kbps. The show isn't one that really has that much of a workout to it as it's a pretty center channel based mix that doesn't utilize anything in the way of depth or directionality, which certainly isn't a surprise. With little music to the show, there's only some basic train background noise at times beyond the dialogue and sex sounds themselves so the mix suits it well enough. Dialogue is clean and clear throughout and we had no problems with dropouts or distortions during regular playback.

Originally released in 2007, the transfer for this two episode OVA series is presented in its full frame aspect ratio. With a shortened episode runtime, it wasn't a surprise to see that the show has some very basic production values to it that are serviceable and little else. The resulting transfer is one that is decent but unexceptional. Colors are bold and vibrant and generally maintain a solid feel though there are backgrounds those showcases a bit of noise at times, generally within buildings and the like. The only other issue is a fairly standard one in that there's some aliasing going on during the various pans and zooms that occur. Beyond that it's a decent looking transfer of unexceptional material.

Kitty Media has completely gotten the cover art right for this release as it uses the image of the blonde girl getting fondled in front of the window of the train which we see from the outside. What makes it work so well is that besides the artwork being pretty good looking, they did up the logo in a graffiti style that just sells it completely. The color across the entire thing is great and it has a very appealing look to it, which sadly isn't mirrored in the content. The back cover is done rather well too as it uses rail maps for its background and then merges some character artwork with it to build up the theme. A group of shots from the show are spread across it as well and the summary deals with all the basics of the premise, which is far more wordy than it needs to be. Toss in the production credits - which actually include the original OVA names - and the technical grid and you've got a really that's packaged much better than the actual content.

The menu design for the release takes the key elements from the front cover and simply rearranges them, which isn't a bad thing. The cover art is very appealing and it all looks more vibrant and alive here in this form. The layout is very easy to navigate and submenus load quickly for what little you need to use them. With nothing on the disc outside of some trailers, it's just language setup and scene selection should you need to visit them. Language setup was a requirement for us though as the disc did not read our players' language presets properly and defaulted to English with sign/song subtitles.

None. And I really wanted a visual representation of where all these trains went so I could get into it more.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Originally released in 2007 as Pleasure Commute and Free Zone, Pervs on a Train is a surprisingly short little show in which each episode is barely over eighteen minutes in length. And with adult material, it's all about the length. Pervs on a Train simply comes up short but in more ways than one. With two very brief shows centered around a rather tried and true concept, there isn't anything here that really stands out and entices. It could survive if the animation and sex scenes were of better quality but even that's fallen by the wayside into mediocrity at best.

In Pleasure Commute, we're introduced to a rail riding pervert of a guy who has a narrator talking about the skill, beauty and importance of Perverts that are on trains. This particular gentleman moves about the train easily and has his way with women in the crowded cars, getting his hands on tem over their clothes but also removing a good deal of them in order to get them off. His luck is rather good considering how far he takes it but his luck doesn't last forever as he meets a woman who calls him on his poor skill and tells him to get better. Rather than that being the plot though, the Pervert heads off to another woman, a cute green haired girl in a Chinese dress, and proceeds to take advantage of her. She even convinces him to stay with her on the train to Shizuoka so that they can go all the way, which is really the only decent scene for the episode.

In Free Zone, the show revolves around something a bit different as we're introduced to a Professor named Shiori who has been brought to a website by another student which showcases one of her students being sexually tortured. Shiori wants to find out what's going on with this girl named Marina and tries to tease it out of her at the school. She doesn't get far though as Marina goes into something of a hypnotic state when her cel phone goes off and she proceeds to go to the train station and board one of the cars with a group of unsavory men. Shiori follows all of this to figure out what's going on and discovers that it's turning into a big sex scene that will make its way to the adult site. Of course, Shiori's intention to help only leads to her being taken advantage on the train as well in a full on sex scene that leaves little to the imagination.

The main problem with both stories, especially in comparison to some other train shows we've seen before, is that it's done in a way that's damn near impossible to suspend disbelief. The first episode is bad enough with this as the Pervert has the women popping out of their tops or their skits hiked up high. The length full on sex scene isn't so bad since it's later in the day and the car is mostly empty, but the other scenes just make it far too hard to suspend disbelief over. The second episode is similar in that there is quite a lot of audacity in taking over an entire car in the middle of the day and having a very explicit sexual encounter there with the women stripped bare and taken several different ways. While it is just porn, there are some expectations that I have about it, and I've been spoiled by some better shows in the past that deal with this particular genre.

When it comes to the character designs, the show really is pretty basic and you can almost say that they phoned it in. The first episode deals with rather straightforward designs where you have well endowed women in tight clothes riding the train that stand out and attract attention, whether it's the blonde in the halter top or the woman in the business suit. Toss in the girl in the very short Chinese dress and it's almost like pandering in a bad way. The second episode runs with the school motif by using the sailor uniforms and involving a professor but there isn't anything that really stands out with them. The designs are the kind that you would imagine being used as a launching point for ideas, not the end point which is what we get here.

In Summary:
I didn't have high hopes for this series just based on the runtime and it containing two very different shows, but Pervs on a Train was more disappointing than I expected it to be. With weak animation and "plots" that had me rolling my eyes even quicker than usual, it simply didn't do its intended job of being enjoyable. A lot of what these episodes felt like was a high school student project by people who haven't actually had much sex or know what it takes to make something erotic. It's all pretty amateurish overall and certainly not a show that merited the full pricing that it got from Kitty. It's even more surprising that they went through the effort to dub it. While Pervs on a Train isn't drop dead awful, it's the kind of show where striving to be mediocre would be an effort.

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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