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Psychotronica Volume 1 (Delinquent Schoolgirls aka Carnal Knowledge/Dream No Evil) 
Written by: on April 19th, 2008


Theatrical Release Dates:
USA, 1974
Director:
Gregory Corarito (Greg Corarito)
Cast:
Michael Pataki, Bob Minor, Stephen Sticker, Sharon Kelly, Brenda Miller, George Flower (Buck Flower)

DVD released: February 5th, 2008
Approximate running time: 89
minutes
Aspect Ratio:
1:85:1 Letterbox Widescreen
Rating:
NR
Sound:
Dolby Digital mono
DVD Release:
Kit Carson Films / VCI Entertainment
Region Coding:
Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price:
$19.99


Synopsis:Three ‘mentally unfit to stand trial’ types escape from an institution. They make their way to a girl’s school populated almost entirely by models from men’s big bust magazines who mostly manage to keep their clothes on.

The biggest claim to fame for Delinquent Schoolgirls is the ‘larger than life’ (but natural) presence of Roberta Pedon in her only film role (not counting 8mm loops). Nika Movenka is on hand (as Marian Ghika?), as is Sharon Kelly (aka Colleen Brennan). Even so, the movie does not contain any nude scenes, really, more like snippets. As soon as it starts getting good we move on.

This fast cutting is actually one of the film’s strengths as this keeps it from getting boring. The focus here is humor in the form of rape, assault, misogyny, and homophobia. It would be in poor taste except it’s so over-the-top. It goes out of its way to be titillating with minimal nudity and also to prove that it’s NOT racist. For example, the black guy has no interest in the watermelon that drives the white guys berserk.

The three escaped mental patients are a voice-impersonator who is the nominal leader of the group (Michael Pataki), a former baseball player (and still black man) who is totally obsessed with sex (Bob Minor), and a really obviously gay guy. The entire plot is actually driven by situations resulting from Big Dick Peters’ constant desire for poontang.

The DVD:

Delinquent Schoolgirls is presented widescreen anamorphic and looks pretty good. Some of the night scenes, including most of Roberta’s footage, are so dark you can’t see much and there is excessive grain at times. Still looks better than the companion feature Dream No Evil, but I’d skip that one anyway.

Sound quality is also pretty good for a post synched track but no subtitles or captions. Extras include audio commentary by Bob Minor & Elijah Drenner and some trailers.

For low budget sleaze this features an all-star cast (of sorts) and is entertaining, amusing, sometimes absurd, and occasionally impressive. These qualities make it a classic of its kind.

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