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Female Teacher: In Front Of The Students 
Written by: on March 17th, 2013

Theatrical Release Date:
Japan, 1982
Director: Yasurou Uegaki
Writer: Masayasu Daikuhara
Cast: Rushia Santo, Toru Nakane, Toshiyuki Kitami

DVD released: March 12th, 2013
Approximate running time: 70 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: NR
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono Japanese
Subtitles: English
DVD Release: Impulse Pictures
Region Coding: Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.95

Synopsis: Reiko, the new teacher at the high school, should have watched The Blackboard Jungle so she would know how [not]  to cope with unruly and hostile students.  But she didn’t, and as a result she gets raped and then attempts to resolve the mysterious identity of her masked assailant.

This tenth film in the Female Teacher ‘series’ kicks off with an extended faculty shower rape scene done in high giallo style in a seedy locker room and complete with stocking-over-the-head and scarf-around-the-neck.  Soon the narrative explains that all women want to be brutalized (!).  One thing soon becomes apparent: THIS woman does indeed ask for it over and over again and she doesn’t go unfulfilled.

For a movie where the ‘heroine’ repeatedly puts herself in bad situations and that feature numerous extended sex scenes mostly featuring compulsive force, it does have some ambitions to portray the feelings and desires of it’s central character and to maintain an aura of mystery.  It accomplishes this to a fair degree, though the obvious primary purpose of the film is to titillate.  Not only is actress Rushia Santo well-equipped in that capacity she does a rather fine job of portraying various emotions and ‘growth’ throughout her character’s sexual odyssey.  She is so good, in fact, that one must ponder why her career only comprised a handful of features.

Overall this is a ‘lesser’ effort in terms of story telling and scope as compared to other Nikkatsu titles released by Impulse including the earlier series entry Female Teacher: Dirty Afternoon.  Like it’s release partner Fairy In A Cage the final product is much better than it really has a right to be for a rather modest programmer, and certainly better than one might ascertain from the plot synopsis (or perhaps even from this review).

The DVD:

Another very nice anamorphic transfer with excellent English subtitles.  The original trailer is included along with liner notes by Jasper Sharp.

Once again the English title is something of a misnomer; ‘With The Students’ fits better than ‘In Front Of The Students’.  Salacious and controversial, no one should walk away feeling deprived.  Insulted, perhaps, but certainly not cheated by the movie or the DVD presentation.  Just like the female teacher, sometimes we get exactly what we ask for.

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