Female Teacher: Dirty Afternoon (1981)
Director: Kichitaro Negishi
Where to get it: Synapse Films/Impulse Pictures
A teacher, Sakiko Kurata (Yuki Kazamatsuri), receives a phone call regarding one of her former students. Young Sueko (Ayako Ôta) is accused of being a prostitute and has requested Sakiko’s help. This minx seduces random strangers for sex, but does not ask for payment. Sakiko has moved to another town and barely remembers Sueko, but there’s something about her that awakens painful memories of her own secretive past. What is that strange paint thinner smell on Sueko? Who is the man in the nylon ski mask that violently assaulted Sakiko many years ago? In her search for answers, Sakiko discovers that her past may have inadvertently destroyed another family’s future.
Female Teacher: Dirty Afternoon is also known as Female Teacher 8. I believe there were about a dozen of these films so I assume this won’t be the last one we see from Impulse Pictures. Here we have a more drama filled affair that does give us some of the softcore fun you expect from these films. The more drama filled aspect of it however does make things way more serious and perhaps a tiny bit of the usual fun you expect with these is lost in the overall effect of the film and its delivery. But if you are looking for more of a solid plot and less to balance out the kinky stuff, you have picked up the right film.
I do think the overall presentation of the film is well done and comes across very well under the Impulse brand. We’ve come to expect nothing but the best that can be done when it comes to picture quality and transfers and once again Impulse delivers in spades with this release. As the line of films in the Nikkatsu collection grows and grows we keep getting solid release after solid release. And even if this one is a bit more on a more serious tone, it is at least solid overall.
– Newly Translated Removable English Subtitles
– Original Theatrical Trailer
– Liner Notes from Japanese Film Scholar Jasper Sharp