Belladonna of Sadness (movie)

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Alternative title:
Kanashimi no Belladonna (Japanese)
Tragedy of Belladonna
哀しみのペラドンナ (Japanese)
Genres: drama, erotica, romance
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: The beautiful peasant woman Jeanne is raped by a demonic overlord on her wedding night. Spurned by her husband, she has no outlet for her awakened libido, which develops to give her powers of witchcraft. Experimental watercolor animation style based on Medieval European witchcraft legends and illustrations.
User Ratings: 98 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (sub:8)
 Excellent: 21 votes (sub:18, raw:3)
 Very good: 14 votes (sub:13, others:1
1 German subtitled
 Good: 21 votes (sub:19, raw:1, dub:1)
 Decent: 17 votes (sub:14, dub:1, raw:1, ?:1)
 So-so: 6 votes (sub:5, raw:1)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:2, ?:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 160 users, rank: #3465 (of 7467)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.959 (Good), std. dev.: 2.2809, rank: #3052 (of 7492)
Weighted mean: 7.008 (Good), rank: #2601 (of 7492) (seen all: 7.07 / seen some: 10.00 / won't finish: 1.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.066 (Good), rank: #2299 (of 5657)
Running time: 89 minutes
Vintage: 1973-06
Premiere date:
1973-06-30 (Japan)
1977-08-01 (Spain)
2016-06-24 (UK, Edinburgh International Film Festival)
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"Kanashimi no Belladonna" by Mayumi Tachibana
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Belladonna of Sadness (Sub.Blu-Ray) 2016-07-12
Blu-Ray (Region B)
    Belladonna of Sadness [UK] [Collector's Edition] (Sub.Blu-Ray) 2017-06-26

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Aiko Nagayama as Jeanne
Katsutaka Ito as Jean
Tatsuya Nakadai as The Devil

Masaya Takahashi as Milord
Shigaku Shimegi as Milady

Chinatsu Nakayama as Narrator
Masakane Yonekura as Catholic Priest
Japanese companies
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Production: Mushi Production
English cast
English staff
D.I. Conform Editor: Zach Rogers
Lead Restoration Artist: Craig Rogers
Remastering Colorist: Caitlin Diaz
Restoration Artist: Michael Coronado
Restoration Project Supervisor: Paul Korver
English companies
Broadcaster: Turner Classic Movies
Distributor: Cinelicious Pics (Region 1)
Licensed by: Anime Limited (UK & Ireland)
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Distributor: Mercurio Films (Spain; subtitled)
Spanish cast
German staff
German companies
Distributor: Rapid Eye Movie (REM)
German cast

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