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Horny Diver: Tight Shellfish 
Written by: on September 22nd, 2013


Theatrical Release Date:
Japan, 1985
Director: Atsushi Fujiira
Writer: Shoichi Ikeda
Cast: Megumi Kiyosato, Asami Okawa, Kumiko Itou

DVD released: September 10th, 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: An unscrupulous land developer is buying up all the property rights from a coastal community. Something fishy is going on.

The basic premise is somewhat similar to Nympho Diver: G-String Festival, but that was a rather pedestrian farce. This shares many elements: nubile naked college girls who all must have sex with the local stud, naked girl diver picnics, naked girl cat fights, middle aged men with older women and with young college girls. There are no over-the-top shenanigans like the carnal monk on display; everything is played seriously though there is quite a bit of situational humor. [The basic plot is also reminiscent of numerous John Wayne B-pictures, just substitute sex in place of the violence.]

This film stands practically alone in that it never forgets to tell it’s story, and the ending is definitely from far left field. The fact that it achieves this and takes time for character development is amazing given the numerous sexual couplings and nude scenes all crammed into 70 minutes. There is a large cast of nubile women on display here, and all are attractive and charismatic, but none more so than Megumi Kiyosato in her debut performance. She is almost as captivating fully clothed as naked by virtue of her magnificent figure. Okawa Asami has almost as many sex scenes as the token mature woman and she may have been enhanced, but everyone else is quite natural.

Aside from the incessant and relentless couplings this is a rather tame feature. There is a raunchy segment in the bar where the hostess / entertainers perform some outlandish stunts, but that’s about it. In fact, there is no rape in this feature (discounting a couple of thwarted attempts). This is #18 in the Nikkatsu Erotic Films Collection and may be the first one able to make that claim.

The DVD:

Another quality presentation with well written and witty subtitles. Even the trailer has removable subtitles, which is a great feature.  The screener copy did not include the liner notes from Jasper Sharp, but they are printed with such tiny print that I gave up trying to read them after the second volume anyway. This feature has only a few instances of digital fogging, mostly great care is taken by the performers. There are a few jump cuts here and there where that was apparently not adequate.

Horny Diver plays like a melodrama but with lots of sex and nudity. This is one Roman Porno that can certainly appeal to both sexes (and the guys mostly strip down as well). There are some sweet emotional scenes, some actual romance amid the humorous situations, incredibly beautiful location scenery, and it has a happy ending. A genuine classic of the genre.

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