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Desirable Teacher 2 
Written by: on December 3rd, 2010

Theatrical Release Date: Italy, 1982
Director: Marino Girolami
Writers: Gianfranco Clerici, Vincenzo Mannino
Cast: Alvaro Vitali, Michela Miti, Enzo Robutti, Toni Ucci, Sofia Lombardo, Nicoletta Piersanti, Gianfranco Barra, Walter Piretti, Gianluca Simonetti, Diana Dei, Enzo Liberti, Riccardo Billi, Renato Cecchetto, Serena Grandi, Stefania Stella

DVD released: December 14th, 2010
Approximate running time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: NR
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono Italian
Subtitles: English
DVD Release: Mya Communication
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.95

Synopsis: A problem child is given a second chance at an expensive bordering school. After being expelled from public school.

Desirable Teacher 2 was directed by Marino Girolami, whose other notable films include Lover Boy and The Virgin Wife (both starring Edwige Fenech) and Zombi Holocaust. Desirable Teacher 2 is the sequel to Pierino contro tutti (Desirable Teacher), also directed by Marino Girolami. The screenplay for Desirable Teacher 2 was co-written by frequent collaborators Gianfranco Clerici and Vincenzo Mannino. Some of their more notable collaborations include The Antichrist, House on the Edge of the Park and The New York Ripper. The score for Desirable Teacher 2 was composed by Berto Pisano and some of his more notable scores include Naughty Nun, Strip Nude for Your Killer, Malabimba: The Malicious Whore, Patrick Still Lives, Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror, A Policewoman in New York. and Desirable Teacher.

After the success of its predecessor Desirable Teacher. It was only a matter of time before a sequel would materialize. And like so many sequels Desirable Teacher 2 is a scaled back version of its predecessor. Even though all the main principles from Desirable Teacher re-team for this sequel. The recycling of what worked in Desirable Teacher for this sequel quickly becomes old hat.

Once again the plot revolves around a teenage boy named Pierino, who’s only ambition in life is to wreak havoc on everyone that comes in contact with him. In one scene he bets his classmates that he can light a candle with his fart. In between these moments of pranks and mayhem. He is being lusted after by the headmasters plump daughter. And just like the previous film. There is only one woman who gets Pierino hot and bothered. And as luck would have it his former substitute teacher (Michela Miti), also happens to be his teacher at the private school he is sent too.

Just like it’s predecessor this film is more about Pierino and the ‘Desirable Teacher’ is nothing more than a secondary player in his mischievous adventures. First and foremost this film is a show piece for Alvaro Vitali, who returns in the role of Pierino. Not a single moment is wasted as just about every gag imaginable is thrown into the mix. Alvaro Vitali is at his best during moments that involve psychical comedy. With one of the more amusing scenes being a boxing match. The biggest disappointment is that this films other star Michela Miti is woefully underused.

The DVD:

Desirable Teacher 2 is presented in an anamorphic widescreen that preserves the film’s original aspect ratio. Colors, flesh tones and black levels are look very good. Details look crisp and the image remains stable throughout. There is a mild layer of grain that is present throughout.

This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono mix in Italian. The audio is in great shape as everything sounds clear and consistent throughout. Removable English subtitles that are easy to follow have been included with this release. It should be noted that the subtitles have some grammatical errors.

Extras for this release include a trailer for the film (3 minutes 52 seconds – anamorphic widescreen, in Italian – no English subtitles). Overall Desirable Teacher 2 gets an audio / video presentation that is on par with Mya Communication’s release of Desirable Teacher.

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