Rent Belladonna of Sadness (1973)

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1h 25min
Rent Belladonna of Sadness (aka Kanashimi no Beradonna) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation. "Belladonna of Sadness" is a mad, swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery with horned demons, haunted forests and La Belle Dame Sans Merci with J.R.R. Tolkien influences. The last film in the Animerama trilogy produced by the godfather of Japanese anime and manga, Osamu Tezuka and directed by his longtime collaborator Eiichi Yamamoto (Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion), 'Belladonna' unfolds as a series of spectacular still watercolor paintings that bleed and twist together. A young woman, Jeanne (voiced by Aiko Nagayama) is assaulted by the local lord on her wedding night.
To take revenge, she makes a pact with the Devil himself (voiced by Tatsuya Nakadai, from Akira Kurosawa's 'Ran') who appears as a sprite and transforms her into a black-robed vision of madness and desire. Extremely transgressive, 'Belladonna' is fueled by a mind-blowing Japanese psych rock soundtrack by noted avant-garde jazz composer Masahiko Satoh.
Actors:
, Katsuyuki Itô, , , , Natsuka Yashiro,
Directors:
Producers:
Osamu Tezuka
Voiced By:
Tatsuya Nakadai, Katsuyuki Itô, Aiko Nagayama, Shigako Shimegi, Masaya Takahashi, Natsuka Yashiro, Masakane Yonekura
Writers:
Yoshiyuki Fukuda, Jules Michelet
Aka:
Kanashimi no Beradonna
Genres:
Anime & Animation
Countries:
Japan, Anime & Animation
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
85 minutes
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/06/2017
Run Time:
87 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New Video Interviews with Director Eiichi Yamamoto, Art Director Kuni Fukai, and Composer Masahiko Satoh
  • Red Band Trailer
  • Green Band Trailer
  • Original Trailer

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