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Schoolgirl Report 7: What The Heart Must Thereby… 
Written by: on November 14th, 2010


Theatrical Release Date:
West Germany, 1974
Directors: Ernst Hofbauer
Writer: Günther Heller
Cast: Puppa Armbruster, Peter Böhlke, Ulrike Butz, Johannes Buzalski, Marianne Dupont, Felix Franchy, Josef Fröhlich, Roswitha Geuther, Leopold Gmeinwieser, Peter Hamm, Jane Iwanoff, Sonja Jeannine, Günther Kieslich, Carina Kreisch, Margot Mahler, Rosl Mayr, Klaus Münster, Deborah Ralls, Helena Rosenkranz, Gisela Schwartz, Manfred Spies, Rinaldo Talamonti, Claus Tinney, Elisabeth Welz, Alfred Acktun, Hans Bergmann

DVD released: December 14th, 2010
Approximate running time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: NR
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono German
Subtitles: English
DVD Release: Impulse Pictures
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $24.95


Synopsis: Wanting to know where her older brother sneaks off too. A young woman follows her brother one day. To her dismay she discovers that her brother is a pimp, who runs a brothel that is populated by girls from his school. Not wanting his sister to be exposed to the debauchery that goes on in such a place. The older brother has her wait for him in a room that is not being used. She quickly gets tired of waiting for her brother and when she exits the room. A prospective John mistakes her for a working girl. This incident leads to scuffle in which the John who feels he has been worked. So he calls the authorities, who then close the brothel and arrest all the girls.

From there the rest of the film is made of scenes which take place in between banter that takes place at the girls trial. The girls discuss various sexual encounters that they have had. Other topics / stories that evolve out of these discussions include the lengths which young girls would go to for ice cream, daughters having sexual encounters with their fathers business partner, young woman who lure men in traps in which their boyfriend is waiting to rob them and daughter and mother rivals who compete for the same man.

It is only natural that as any series progresses that it is bound to not only repeat itself. That its ability to come up with material that is shocking also becomes more difficult. This installment is a mixed bag that at times suffers from familiarity. Once again there is a satisfying mix of erotica and humor which makes the farce nature of most of these stories all the more enjoyable. This film’s standout scene involves a waiter at a ice cream parlor, who agrees to give three girls free ice cream for a year. If all three girls have sex with him. This proposition is not as easy as it would appear to pull off. His wife, who also happens to own the ice cream parlor. She is a jealous woman and when she discovers what her husband is up too. Things get crazy as she chases her naked husband around the hotel in which he went to for his sexual rendezvous. The weakest segment is a scene in which a young woman seduces her father’s business partner. This scene suffers from predictability and similar scenes like this one have been done so much better in previous Schoolgirl Report films. Content wise this installment like its predecessors follows the same formula. Young promiscuous women and the dangers that are waiting for them.

The DVD:

Impulse Pictures presents, Schoolgirl Report 7: What The Heart Must Thereby… in an anamorphic widescreen that preserves the film’s original aspect ratio. This transfer has been flagged for progressive playback. Colors and flesh tones fare well. Black levels range from good to average. And while the image does generally look crisp there are a few instances where it looks too soft. Also just like the previous Schoolgirl Report DVD release. This one also has print debris that varies in degree throughout. It should be noted that there are a few instances where the print debris flares up.

This release comes with one audio option a Dolby Digital mono mix in German and removable English subtitles have been included. The subtitles are error free, easy to read and follow. Background noise, while present it is never to excessive. Dialog comes through clearly and everything sounds balanced.

Continuing a trend. This release like Impulse Pictures previous six DVD releases. It is also a bare bones release that only comes with a static menu and no extra content. Overall Impulse Pictures gives Schoolgirl Report 7: What The Heart Must Thereby… gets an audio / video that is on par with Impulse Pictures other Schoolgirl Report DVD releases.

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