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: 117 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 11 votes (sub:11)
 Excellent: 25 votes (sub:21, raw:3, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
 Very good: 19 votes (sub:17, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 German subtitled
 Good: 24 votes (sub:22, raw:1, dub:1)
 Decent: 20 votes (sub:17, raw:1, ?:1, dub: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: 3 votes (sub:3)
Seen in part or in whole by 183 users, rank: #3539 (of 8386)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.068 (Good), std. dev.: 2.2823, rank: #2888 (of 8484)
Weighted mean: 7.097 (Good), rank: #2666 (of 8484) (seen all: 7.15 / seen some: 10.00 / won't finish: 1.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.135 (Good), rank: #2344 (of 6387)
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
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
Animation Production: Mushi Production
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Production: Mushi Production
Sound Effects: T.E.O.
English companies
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
Broadcaster: Turner Classic Movies
Cinelicious Pics (Region 1) 
Internet Streaming:
Screen Anime (United Kingdom and Ireland; April 2021)
Tubi TV
Licensed by: Anime Limited (UK & Ireland)
English cast
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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