Saturday, July 21, 2018

THE YOUNG SEDUCERS (1971) (Full Moon DVD Review)

THE YOUNG SEDUCERS (1971) 

Label: Full Moon Features
Rating: Unrated
Duration: 79 Minutes
Region Code: ALL NTSC
Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Director: Erwin C. Dietrich
Cast: Ingrid Steeger, Evelyne Traeger, Rena Bergen, Katherin Heberle, Claus Jurichs


Synopsis: Stunning and stacked German sex film superstar Ingrid Steeger stars in Erwin C. Dietrich's THE YOUNG SEDUCERS, a rollicking and ribald blast from Euro-erotica's smutty past. Framed like a semi-serious minded social issues film, Dietrich's charmingly carnal opus sees a gaggle of tabloid reporters musing over the phenomenon of randy young women targeting dirty old men for sex, with each new scandalous story re-enacted for the audience in frank and explicit ways.

Erwin C. Dietrich’s The Young Seducers (1971) opens with a roomful of tabloid reporters brainstorming in their editor's office for a new series of salacious articles, they've come around to the idea of an expose about horny teen girls who have taken advantage of older men. As the film unfolds each of the men (and one woman) tell a story loosely related to under aged sex-vixens with raging libidos whom have taken advantage of older, well-meaning men who are duped into having sex with them... oh brother! In the #metoo era a film like this would ever see the light of day, but if were being honest even in '71 this wasn't seen all that much outside of a few flea pit cinemas I would imagine. As usual Swiss producer Erwin C. Dietrich (Rolls Royce Baby) brings his breezy sexploitation directorial touch to this naughty softcore romp. 

The set-ups here aren't all that important to your enjoyment but they are fun in a ridiculous male fantasy sort of way, it opens with a promiscuous girl in a bikini on the  beach who meets a painter, she talks her way back to his studio and begins modeling for him, before you know it she's naked - imagine that! - he fights her off as best he can, but he's only a man after all, and well, you know what happens next. Other assorted tales include a school girl who attempts to seduce her chemistry teacher after feigning a suicide attempt, a young girl tempting her piano teacher onto a lesbian tryst, and a gas station that offers truly full-service, with the option to bang a chick in a makeshift bed kept in the garage! That one has a nice sex scene intercut with a fueling scene wherein the gas overflows from the fuel-inlet, it's goofy and fun stuff. Other middle-aged male fantasies include fairytale type narrated story of a girl in search of what she called "the big p", and the story of a stud soccer player who catches the eye of a blond beauty when they wind up at the same electronics shop, he's looking for a new hi-fi stereo, while she whips out a vibrator looking for some longer-lasting batteries - you'd think the film was shot in 3-D the way she pushes it out towards the audience, now wouldn't that have been something!?! 

This premise of teenage girls sexually victimizing men might sound super inappropriate on paper (and it is), but it's handled so carefree and venomless that it's just comes across a fun sex-romp without being dark, just another fun nudey film with loads of gorgeous European women from start to finish, if your a fan of the Schulmädchen-Report (Schoolgirl Report) films this is right along those lines. 

Audio/Video: The Young Seducers (1971) arrives on DVD from Full Moon framed in anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen, sourced from Erwin C. Dietrich's own restored 35mm negative, it looks great with precious few blemishes aside from some white speckling. Skin tones look a bit cool but those European beauties weren't exactly tan either, otherwise colors are solid. It's a bit soft looking in spots but not too bad for a standard definition DVD at all. The lone audio option is an English dub presented in Dolby Digital stereo, it sounds fine with just some minor hiss and pop or two along the way, overall it looks real nice with a natural looking later of grain. The only extras are a widescreen  trailer for the film and a handful of Full Moon trailers. I hope Full Moon see fit to eventually bring these to Blu-ray they way that have with a few of the Dietrich produced Jess Franco titles.


Special Features: 
- Original German Trailer (2 min) 

- Full Moon Trailers: Caged Women (2 min), Ravenwolf Towers (2 min), Mad Foxes (1 min), Babes Behind Bars (1 min), Trophy Heads (2 min), Badass Muthafuckas (1 min)

The Young Seducers (1971) is a fun 70s sex romp, it's ridiculous and wonderfully silly in it's execution with some nice lensing and a swinging score, plus it's loaded with attractive European women from front to back! A truly entertaining slice of retro-sex fun from the legendary Erwin C. Dietrich, this one is available on DVD and via Amazon and Full Moon Direct and available to stream via Full Moon's Amazon channel and Full Moon Streaming.




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