Third Window Films is Pleased to Announce the Release of Tezuka's Barbara

Directed by Macoto Tezka (Legend of the Stardust Brothers)
Cinematography by Christopher Doyle (Hero, In the Mood for Love)

WINNER – Best Film – 40thFantaFestival
WINNER – Best Director – 2020 Lusca Fantastic Film Festival

Japan / 2019 / 100 Mins / In Japanese with English subtitles / Colour

One of Osamu Tezuka's most adult and sexually-charged works, Barbara (1973-74) was originally serialized as a follow-up to Ayako (1972-73) in Big Comic from July 1973 to May 1974.

Barbara is an adult-orientated fantasy tale filled with love and the occult from Osamu Tezuka's reimagining of “The Tales of Hoffmann”. Its story deals with the erotic and bizarre experiences of a famous novelist called Yosuke Mikura whose life is tossed upside down by a mysterious girl named “Barbara”.

The controversial story, dealing with various taboos such as forbidden love, mystery, art, Eros, scandal and occultism, was said to have been impossible to be cinematized at the time of its original publication, but was made into a live-action film for the 90th Anniversary of Osamu Tezuka's birth by his son Macoto Tezka (The Legend of the Stardust Brothers) with award-winning cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love) on camera and starring Japan's hottest actors Fumi Nikaidō (Himizu) and Goro Inagaki (13 Assassins).

Dual Format DVD/BLURAY out June 28th, 2021

• Behind the Scenes (30 mins)
• Interview with director Macoto Tezka (30 mins)
• Interview with cinematographer Christopher Doyle (12 mins)
• Interview with actor Goro Inagaki (15 mins)
• Interview with actress Fumi Nikaidō (7 mins)
• Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending (6 mins)
• All Region DVD and Bluray

All Region
RRP: £19.99


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