Written by: Carroll Jenkins on September 19th, 2013
Theatrical Release Date: Japan, 1984
Director: Hidehiro Ito
Writer: Hiroshi Takeyama
Cast: Mina Asami, Kazuyo Ezaki, Nami Misaki
DVD released: September 10th, 2013
Approximate running time: 56 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono Japanese
DVD Release: Impulse Pictures
Region Coding: Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.95
Synopsis: A 27 year old nurse in training catches the eye of an obnoxious playboy who determines to take her virginity no matter if she’s willing or not.
This is a ‘student nurse’ film featuring Mina Asami as the object for conquest. Her performance provides the only real melodrama (internationally common in this type of film) as she struggles to retain her virginity despite the constant onslaught of a rich, powerful, and mega-spoiled patient. This character is something of a cross between Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. (Many Loves Of Doby Gillis) and Buddy Love (Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor when he drinks the Hyde formula), except they didn’t actually rape anyone. But he gets his just rewards when he is himself raped by a woman and given the crabs to boot. His reaction, though, is attempted and protracted rape against Mina once more. Ha, ha, ha, that’s so funny.
There aren’t really any likable characters here and everyone seems bound and determined to live their life in misery of their own making. No one in the film expresses any joy or happiness despite the constant self-centered attempts at fullfillment of the instant gratification sort. That does spare the viewer from any emotional attachment to the participants with the possible exception of Mina as the student nurse. Be advised that she spends almost a third of the movie being raped by the Japanese Buddy Love.
The later Nikkatsu films were obviously shot on the cheap compared to their earlier product. Scope aspect is gone, film stock is not of the same standard, but these are all flaws of the original product and certainly not attributable to the Impulse Pictures presentation. On the contray, they should be lauded (and patronized) for their continued commitment to quality presentations of obscure Japanese exploitation films. The engaging and humorous subtitles were obviously prepared with great care. The trailer is quite interesting for it’s switch-hit portrayal that makes the student nurse out to be the sexual predator of the piece.
Story of White Coat: Indecent Acts is a broad sex farce and a pretty good one at that. Not the best film in the Nikkatsu erotic films collection, but actually very enjoyable and quite funny (given the parameters of the pinku genre). It’s briskly paced and rather quirky and nobody involved took it seriously. They were having and good time and so might you.