Written by: Michael Den Boer on October 5th, 2006
Theatrical Release Dates: Japan, 1973
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
Cast: Reiko Ike, Miki Sugimoto, Misuzu Ota, Rie Saotome, Ryoko Ema
DVD released: October 31st, 2006
Approximate running time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono Japanese
DVD Release: Panik House
Region Coding: Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.95
Synopsis: A group of girls disguised in surgical masks drain another student of her blood and the girl when she could no longer take it breaks free where she runs up on top of the roof of the school before ultimately falling too her death. The death is ruled an accident by the police. Three new girls with criminal pasts arrive shortly after this girl’s apparent suicide. One of these girls Noriko (Miki Sugimoto) personally new the dead girl and with the help of a few of the other girls in the school they help her uncover the truth about her friends death and exact her revenge on those who are responsible.
Terrifying Girls’ High School – Lynch Law Classroom is the second of four films in the Terrifying Girls’ High School series. Terrifying Girls’ High School – Lynch Law Classroom was directed by Norifumi Suzuki who also directed Girl Boss Guerilla which is also included as part of the Pinky Violence collection. This film is the most sadistic of the four included in this collection and many of the elements it uses one would normally associate with the horror genre and not Pinky Violence.
My favorite moment in this film and hell it is my favorite moment in this whole set involves a certain Japanese fetish that involves school girls. A few of the girls form the reform school kidnap the principal and rape him. Of course they only did this so they could blackmail him. There are various forms of torture like light bulbs inside of a vagina, electrocution and forcing a girl to drink so much water that she has no choice but to piss herself. This film is dark and there are not any characters with redeeming value. Overall Terrifying Girls’ High School – Lynch Law Classroom is a truly extraordinary film.
Terrifying Girls’ High School – Lynch Law Classroom is presented in an anamorphic widescreen that preserves the films original 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Colors look lucid and nicely saturated through out. Black levels look solid as details look exceptionally sharp in the back and fore ground. There are no problems with compression, artifacts or edge enhancement. Overall this transfer looks amazing as there is no sign of any print damage.
This release comes with one audio option a Japanese language which is present for this release in a Dolby Digital mono. Dialog is crystal clear and the music and sound effects sound evenly balanced. There are no problems with hiss, distortion or any other audio defects.
Removable English subtitles have been included that are easy to follow and understand.
Extras for this release include the films original trailer, poster & still galleries, cast & crew bios and production notes about the film. The main extra for this release is an audio commentary with Chris D author of Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film. Chris D. never disappoints as he fills every moment of the commentary with insightful comments. Terrifying Girls’ High School – Lynch Law Classroom had been previously released as part of Panik Houses Pinky Violence collection. This new release comes with new cover art and a collectible sticker and a post card of the DVD’s cover art. This new release of Terrifying Girls’ High School – Lynch Law Classroom gives fans that missed out on the Pinky Violence collection chance to purchase this title at a new reduced price, highly recommended.