Belladonna of Sadness [UK] [Collector's Edition] (Sub.Blu-Ray/B)
Title: Belladonna of Sadness [UK] [Collector's Edition]
Running time: 93
Distributor: Anime Limited
Release date: 2017-06-26
Suggested retail price: $34.99
One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, never before officially released in the U.K., 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 & 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.
Comes packed in a rigid case with the Blu-ray disc house inside an amaray case. Also inside the rigid case will be 6 art cards and a booklet that contains background information on the film along with an article specially commissioned for Anime Limited.
In addition to this, along with the film itself the disc will also include the Red Band trailer, Green Band Trailer and original trailer. Plus interviews with Director Eiichi Yamamoto, Art Director Kuni Fukai, and Composer Masahiko Satoh.
This is a Limited Edition product. There will be no reprinting of this product. Once it appears as out-of-stock we do not expect there to be more stock available.
(added on 2016-12-09, modified on 2017-04-22)
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