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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: 39.98
- Running time: 30
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
- Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
- Series: Queen & Slave
Queen & Slave
By Chris Beveridge
August 04, 2002
Release Date: July 22, 2002
Queen & Slave
What They Say
© NuTech Digital, Inc.
As a young girl, Yumi watched her mother leave her father and her father bring in other women. She grew to hate her father and all men. Time has passed and now Yumi is a nurse, but that is only her day job. Being a queen is her true calling. What will happen when Hiroyuki, a former patient of hers finds out that she's not the gentle, caring person he thought he knew?The Review!
Queen and Slave’s title does an excellent job of letting you know just what kind of show this is.Audio:
For our primary viewing session, we listened to this disc in its original language of Japanese. This is a pretty straightforward stereo mix with nothing going to the rear channels and only some minor directionality across the forward soundstage. Dialogue is nice and clear and we noticed no dropouts or distortions on either track.Video:
A very recent show, Flashback makes use of the standard CG styled animation that’s pretty frequent in today’s shows. Colors are bright and vivid, particularly the flesh tones. Cross coloration is very minimal and there was only a few instances of some bad aliasing during camera panning sequences.Packaging:
Surrounded by the usual borders, we get a nice image of one of the women in a few strips of clothing that’s bound in handcuffs to the bars behind her while other bondage images show up in the background. The back cover provides a number of animation shots and a brief summary of the shows premise and the basic features. As is with just about all NuTech titles, there is no insert with this release.Menu:
The main menu features a quick loading menu that goes to a nice layered look of one bondage character in the front of the bars while the woman from the cover is behind, all while chains dangle around the selections. The layout is typical for NuTech so getting around is nice and easy and the layout is straightforward.Extras:
The only extra included here is a two minute long video gallery that shows various stills from the episodes to music.Content:
(please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Nurse by day, dominatrix by night! Such is the life of Yoshimi Terada, an attractive young woman who supplants her income and likely her own needs by being a dominatrix when she’s not doing her nursing duties at the local hospital. We get a look at her off-hours job right at the start as she masters one of her clients.
Her nursing duty clients get a similar treatment in that they’re well taken care of, but not in a sexual way. She takes good care of them, but keeps her two jobs very separate. It isn’t until one of her patients, Hiroyuki, decides that he wants to date her as he’s fallen in love with her. Being interested apparently means stalking her on her way home and then confronting her with what he wants. She naturally rejects him, insisting that he’s interfering with her off-hours job, and sends him on his way. Hiroyuki takes this badly and gets some people to kidnap her and show her what real mean nasty domination is like.
And it is, it’s mean, cruel and unflinching. Kudos to those that get into this all on their own and know their limits, but it just makes me cringe and look away. Which meant there was enough of this show that I just spent with my eyes bunched closed. But for those that do like this, they’ll likely find it to be a decent disc even though the one episode is all there is. For myself, I hope there isn’t anymore of it.
Japanese Language,English Language,English Subtitles,Photo Gallery
Toshiba TW40X81 40" HDTV, Skyworth 1050P Progressive Scan codefree DVD player, Sony STR-DE835 DD/DTS receiver, Monster component cable and Sony speakers.