Schoolgirl Hitchhikers [Blu-ray]
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This is the third product I have purchased that came from Desert Island Classics and the film transfer quality on all of them is bad! They all appear to be hastily produced DVDR products - dubbed from low quality old VHS tape sources. The picture is grainy and degraded, often w/ tracking lines showing up periodically. IF - this was the only version of the film available - these Desert Island debacles might be considered marginally acceptable - but (particularly in the case of 'Schoolgirl Hitch-hikers') - they just don't cut it and should be avoided. Not only is the transfer quality pathetic, but the play time for the DIC version is only 67 min. while other releases of the same film clock in at closer to 74 min. - alluding to some substantial cuts!
I have been very disappointed in the 'quality' of the presentation of all the product I've received from this DVD authoring outfit and really cannot recommend them.
Jean Rollin originally released Schoolgirl Hitchhikers under the nom de plume Michel Gentil, which he would return to in the mid-seventies when he launched a thankfully short-lived career in porn (Douces Penetrations, Sexual Vibrations, etc.). While in 1973 no one could have known what they were in for, with the benefit of hindsight it's pretty easy to know what you're getting into here if you know that. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers is softcore (and thus available for streaming—and as of this writing available—on Netflix Instant), so you don't even get the money shots, and of course it being a Jean Rollin film, the one thing you can count on is inept direction. Depending on your point of view he does not, or continues to, disappoint in that regard.
Monica (Seven Women for Satan's Joelle Coeur) and Jackie (Gilda Arancio, who would retire after a cameo in Rollin's 1981 feature Zombie Lake) are a pair of lusty young things on a hitchhiking trip on school break. So Monica's voiceover tells us, anyway; we never see school, nor hitchhiking, so the actual title of the movie is something of a misnomer. The two of them hop a wall they find in the woods and decide to spend the night in what they believe to be an abandoned mansion. After a long scene that will make you wonder where Jean Rollin's erogenous zones were—the two girls seem to get awfully turned on by licking each other's sides—they discover they're not alone. Fred (Curse of the Living Dead's Willy Braque), a small-time criminal, is using the place for a hide-out, and when he discovers the ladies, he joins them for the rest of the night in a plethora of anatomically-questionable escapades. (One wonders, or at least this one did, how Monica did not suffocate a time or two.Read more ›
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