Hm, I did a search, and this box set - which has been out for quite some time, doesn't seem to have gotten much attention.... I'm pretty damn sure I've not seen anything quite like the first two films in this set (High School Co-Ed, Red Classroom). They're sold as pure exploitation fare, with the box set being almost exclusively quotes such as "Hot & Steamy" and "Pure Erotica". Along with this a message: "Warning! Contains scenes of extreme sexual violence which wil offend many viewers". guess it's hard to argue against that...... Yet, there's definately more going on here, especially in the second film - Red Classroom. In reading reviews of these films I saw a lot of discussion about the rape scene (which are apparently in every film in the series). And indeed, they're quite harrowing. The first film (High School Co-Ed) contains five rapes. Yet there is a plot, and the whole thing is wrapped in a rather poignant morality tale. Basically, a wayward boy with responsiblity for his young sister has to deal with the terrible things he's done as part of a biker gang, while at the same time watching his kin grow into a woman. Everything he's done will come back to haunt him through her, she's his conscience. Which is not to say that at times you're deep in exploitive material - any film that describes women as a "bag of guts" is bound to be pushing the limits. Yet as I say, there definately is something else going on. The film is actually very well made, with a wonderfully shot scene in railroad sidings (albeit a rather gruelling rape sequence). Interesting. The second film is a real gut punch and deals with the effects rape has on the victim. Scared for life, Nami is wounded for the rest of her days. Possible salvation comes, but only from the owner of a pornographic film business. As he tris to save Nami, he must deal with his own demons - knowing that he's also used these women for nefarious ends. Emotionally Nami transforms not into a butterfly, but rather into some kind of cold reptile. I don't know, on the one hand there's obviously a lot in the first two films that will cause issue when trying to discuss the films intelligently. On the other - and especially in the second film, it's clear from the ove and attention put into how these films have been made that they're not pure exploitation. Of the two, Red Classroom is the better film. It was definately one that stayed with me after it had finished and sparked some debate. Still, the first film isn't so bad either. There are three more films in the set, and I'll give them a viewing soon. On first look here though, I'm intrigued.