Written by: Cliff Wood on June 6th, 2007
Theatrical Release Dates: Germany, 1970
Director: Ernst Hofbauer
Cast: Helga Kruck, Wolf Harnisch, Gunther Kieslich, Alexander Miller, Friedrich Von Thun
DVD released: April 24th, 2007
Approximate running time: 84 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.66.1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono German
DVD Release: Impulse Pictures
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $29.95
Synopsis: When an eighteen year old girl named Renate seduces a bus driver on a class field trip the school broad and its members meet to discuss the girls punishment. Before they make their final decision a psychologist explains to them just how promiscuous girls are today and how sticking to the old ways only further alienates them from their parents. Will Renate be expelled ort will she be given a second chance.
Schoolgirl Report Part 1: What Parents Don’t Think Is Possible is the first film in a series of thirteen films most of which were directed by Ernst Hofbauer. This film is best described as a staged Mondo sex documentary and in fact many of the answers form the interviewed where scripted. The films loose plot is built up around a promiscuous school girl and her fate. These two moments’ bookend segments with women being asked comments about their sex life and reenactments of other sexually active school girls. The sex depicted during these reenactments is often very brief and at times tame even by exploitation standards.
The overall flow of the film is disjointed at best and even though most of what you are seeing is staged the performances overall are adequate at best. Manipulation of footage has long been a staple of documentaries with the filmmakers often forcing the information they collect to lean one way more then the other on purpose for a desired effect. Ultimately Schoolgirl Report Part 1: What Parents Don’t Think Is Possible is far from the most provocative piece to ever grace the silver screen about promiscuous teenage girls and despite its shortcomings it does succeed in getting its point across even if the method of doing so is often heavy handed.
School Girl Report Volume 1 is presented in an anamorphic widescreen that preserves the films original aspect ratio. The source material for this transfer which looks like film is in good shape with only a few very minor instances where print damage gets excessive. Overall colors look nicely saturated and details look crisp through out.
This release comes with one audio option the films original German language which is presented in a Dolby Digital mono. Outside of some minor instances of hiss there are no problems with distortion or any other audio defects. Dialog is easy to follow and removable English subtitles have been included that are easy to read and free of any typos.
This is strictly a barebones affair in the extras department. The lack of extras on this DVD while disappointing it is not a deal breaker when picking up this title. This kind of film really doesn’t lend itself to extra content and outside of a something about this film and the other that followed in the School Girl Report series there rally isn’t much added content that would be worthwhile.
This release is strictly for Fans of Mondo and sexploitation films who will want to check out Impulse Pictures School Girl Report Volume 1 and the subsequent volumes when they are released.