The Little Details
Running Time: 26 min.
Production Date: 2000
Director: None given
Cast: Animated with voices by Shelbee Myne and Lola
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: EL 1 did nothing for me. Iím hoping this will clear things up but not expecting it to happen.
Initial Reaction: Itís better than the first part, but not much
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting some confusion with their rape porn
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting decent hentai
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The audio and video both appear very good for what the source is like. The animation isnít that developed, think Pokemon, but there isnít any noticeable pixelation or remnants to hold it back further.
Music: The music is nicely balanced with the rest of the audio and changes to fit each scene in the movie, whether itís sexual or non-sexual.
Menus: The main menu is extremely long, but not bad. The chapter menu lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a title for the scene.
The FeatureAfter nuclear war breaks out over an argument about the environmental pollution issue in 2038, the few humans who survive build a city of the future in hopes of peace and survival. El is one of the leading snipers, part of the police force of the future, whoís charged with being a bodyguard for Parsley, a pop star she saves from being gang raped. Their main enemy is the black widows, who are led by the mysterious Mr. Gimmick whoís main aim seems to be disruption things as much as possible.
Things start out with Netsuke, whoís been tortured so much that her mind has been devastated. Now all she can do is masturbate while being questioned. Next up, purple haired Chris being tortured sexually over whether or not sheís a black widow. They start with toys and move on to pierce her nipples, flog her, and rape her as part of her questioning. Three guys take Chris on and finally pop inside her. Later Parsley seduces El. After some kissing and fondling they give each other plenty of tongue action and collapse together. Finally Parsley is forced to watch as El is raped.
The sex here did absolutely nothing for me. Much of this is due to it starting off on a sick note. Netsukeís masturbation when sheís pretty much reduced to a drooling idiot is anything but a turn on, and following it up with a rape didnít help anything. Itís bad enough that even the loving scene between El and Parsley, which is sandwiched in the middle of the feature, didnít do anything for me.
El 2 is an improvement over EL 1, but not by much. Yes, everything is explained here, but although it works well it also feels a bit like a cop-out to me. It does work, however, and does so in a fashion that I think will appeal to many people. I know that I really wanted to like it, and I did like it enough that I ended up enjoying the movie here and there if for no other reason than liking some of the general idea. Thereís still huge plot holes that left me wondering what happened, but it works for the big picture. The sex, however, didnít work for me. Thereís a brief speck of consensual sex in the middle of the feature with everything else being rape and torture. This did nothing for me and the feature could have easily worked around it. El 2 is a below average anime piece that suffers from a lack of focus and a shortness of time.
The Extra StuffA photo gallery is included for Shelbee, Lola, and the feature itself. Each gallery for the girls lasts about two minutes and a quarter with six seconds per nice looking full screen photo, while the feature gallery lasts about a minute and a half. Thereís also weblinks and the B-side of the DVD is filled with trailers for NuTechís other anime offerings.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Anime, masturbation, toys, B&D, rape, lesbian, group, DP, anal, peeing, and torture
Raincoat Factor: Medium low
Condom Usage: None needed
The Bottom Line:Currently, the El DVDs can be found online for between $11 and $22 with most stores offering them for around $15. Donít even think about paying that much for this one unless youíve already seen it. The movieís a bit confusing and the sex is a complete turn-off due to the amount of rape and torture in it. There isnít anything really worthwhile for extras but the technical aspects are nicely done.
Note to NuTech: If this would have been on one DVD with the first part it would have made everything much better!
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