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Third Window Films Acquires One Thousand and One Nights

posted on by Andrew Osmond
'Double feature' Blu-ray release of Mushi Pro's One Thousand and One Nights and Cleopatra in May 2018

The Screen Anarchy website reports that Third Window Films has acquired both One Thousand and One Nights (aka Senya Ichiya Monogatari) and Cleopatra, Queen of Sex (released as Cleopatra in Japan) in May 2018 on Blu-ray only. Screen Anarchy describes this as a 'double feature release'.

Both films are part of the Animerama trilogy of Mushi Pro films with adult sexual content. The 1969 film One Thousand and One Nights tells of the adventures of Aladdin as he travels through the Middle East in search of love, fortune, and power. In the 1970 film Cleopatra's story, three people from the future are spiritually sent back in time to relive the era of Caesar, Marc Anthony and Cleopatra. Both films were directed by Eiichi Yamamoto; One Thousand and One Nights has its original story credited to Osamu Tezuka, who is also credited with co-directing Cleopatra with Yamamoto.

The other film in the Animerama trilogy released by Mushi Pro was Belladonna of Sadness in 1973, which had a home release this year from Anime Limited. Cleopatra, Queen of Sex [released as Cleopatra in Japan] was recently screened at the LEA (London East Asia) Film Festival.

Via Anime UK News.

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