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Belladonna of Sadness (movie)

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Alternative title:
A Tragédia de Belladonna (Portuguese)
Kanashimi no Belladonna (Japanese)
La Sorcière (French)
Tragedy of Belladonna
哀しみのベラドンナ (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: 130 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 12 votes (sub:12)
 Excellent: 27 votes (sub:23, raw:3, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
 Very good: 23 votes (sub:21, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 German subtitled
 Good: 26 votes (sub:24, raw:1, dub:1)
 Decent: 20 votes (sub:17, ?:1, dub:1, raw:1)
 So-so: 7 votes (sub:6, raw:1)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:2, ?:1)
 Worst ever: 4 votes (sub:4)
Seen in part or in whole by 201 users, rank: #3741 (of 9315)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.023 (Good), std. dev.: 2.3352, rank: #3445 (of 9419)
Weighted mean: 7.053 (Good), rank: #3191 (of 9419) (seen all: 7.10 / seen some: 10.00 / won't finish: 1.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.095 (Good), rank: #2849 (of 7092)
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 2
Opening Theme:
"Kanashimi no Belladonna" by Mayumi Tachibana
Official website:
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 1
Belladonna of Sadness (Jun 17, 2016)
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Belladonna of Sadness (Sub.Blu-ray) 2016-07-12 (from $84.99)
Blu-ray (Region B)
    Belladonna of Sadness [UK] [Collector's Edition] (Sub.Blu-ray) 2017-06-26

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Mushi Production
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Production: Mushi Production
Sound Effects: T.E.O.
English staff
English cast
Additional Restoration Material: Marianne Marfoutine
Additional Restoration Material Provider: Nicola Mazzanti
D.I. Conform Editor: Zach Rogers
DCP Authoring: Trevor Dauten
Director Of Acquisitions: David Marriott (Cinelicious Pics)
Distribution Coordinator:
Ei Toshinari (Cinelicious Pics)
Malin Kan (Cinelicious Pics)
EVP Of Acquisitions & Distribution: Dennis Bartok (Cinelicious Pics)
Film Scanning Supervisor: Tyler Fagerstrom
Lead Restoration Artist: Craig Rogers
Remastering Colorist: Caitlin Diaz
Restoration Artist: Michael Coronado
Restoration Project Supervisor: Paul Korver
Special Thanks To:
Chiaki Yanagimoto (Cinelicious Pics)
Daniel Noah (Cinelicious Pics)
Eiichi Yamamoto (Cinelicious Pics)
Elijah Wood (Cinelicious Pics)
Hadrian Belove (Cinelicious Pics)
Kuni Fukai (Cinelicious Pics)
Kurando Mistutake (Cinelicious Pics)
Marcus Herring (Cinelicious Pics)
Masahiko Satoh (Cinelicious Pics)
Oki Miyano (Cinelicious Pics)
English companies
4K Scanning/Restoration: Cinelicious Pics
Additional Restoration Material Provider: Cinematek
Broadcaster: Turner Classic Movies
Distributor: Cinelicious Pics (Region 1) 
Internet Streaming:
Criterion Channel (via Cinelicious Pics)
Screen Anime (United Kingdom and Ireland; April 2021)
Tubi TV
Licensed by:
Anime Limited (UK & Ireland)
Arbelos (2018)
Restoration Support:
The Cinefamily
French staff
French companies
Licensed by: Eurozoom (France)
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Distributor: Mercurio Films (Spain; subtitled)
Internet Streaming: Filmin (Spain)
Spanish cast
German staff
German companies
Distributor: Rapid Eye Movies (REM)
German cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Distributor: Versátil Home Vídeo (DVD)
Portuguese cast

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