When news came of the death of his father, John was quite relieved. He’d blamed his father for his mother’s suicide since he was just a boy, and those feelings of animosity had never waned as the years wore on. It’s only when he headed back home to attend his father’s funeral that he finally met his stepmother Silvia, who just happens to look exactly like his actual mother did all those years ago. That wasn’t his only surprise however, for he soon learns that his father, in his great generosity, had disinherited them both. With zero money and nowhere to go, John’s recluse of a grandfather decides to take them in and have them work on his vast plantation in order to pay for their room and board. But with a host of horny housemaids and feelings of love starting to bubble up inside John for his impossibly busty stepmother, things are going to get complicated quick.
With a few unexpected twists and a decidedly darker tone, the aptly named Duchess of Busty Mounds is trying its best to give us a little something different when it all seems so very familiar. After having being screwed royally by his father, John and his step-mother are, more or less, forced to live in squalor as they work like peasants around his grandfather’s estate. John’s sudden fall from grace has garnered him the indignation of the women of the house, who have taken it upon themselves to whip and torture him thoroughly before giving him a little sexual gratification to ease his suffering. His stepmother, on the other hand, is now a plaything for his grandfather, who in return for her supple temptations has decided to make John his heir as the only male family member left. But with his grandfather’s health failing and his sex life exploding, it’s only a matter of time before the old man kicks the bucket and the tables turn in John’s favor. Or so he likes to think…
While the few twists and turns do keep the story at least mildly surprising right up to the end, that’s about the only thing The Duchess of Busty Mounds has going for it. What we have here is a Vanilla Series release in top form, with all the horrible animation, nonexistent details and looped/repeated scenes that go along with it. I always cringe when I watch a hentai title that is just so poorly done, and when the exact same sex scene that happened previously gets repeated in a different location with the same footage as before, all you can do is throw your hands up in disgust and laugh at the inanity of it all.
Aside from one scene involving a housemaid with a group of plantation works, every sex scene is simply your standard one-on-one sexual affair, with nothing at all interesting happening during any of them. They hardly even vary up the positions, let along give you anything you’d want to see with their pitiful details and half-hidden views. I suppose one of the main draws is supposed to be Silvia, with her inhumanly large breasts, but I just found them disgusting. One of the more interesting aspects of The Duchess of Busty Mounds is that the English dub decided to change the dialogue up with a strange mix of endless cursing and crude jokes/references. When they start talking about wanting to shit in warmth, just throw those hands of yours up in the air once again. The subs are actually so plain, so utterly uninteresting, that I can see why they decided to take the piss out of the dialogue to such an extent. While the voice acting certainly isn’t as good, you almost have to go with the dub just to see what crazy thing they’re going to say next. If nothing else, it sure beats the alternative.
One never expects much from a Vanilla Series release, and The Duchess of Busty Mounds just reinforces the reason why. It’s sexually impotent nature and horrid technicals ultimately destroy any chance it had, but the English dub and a few surprises do make it at least watchable. Well, one time anyway.