Date: 2021 July 06 19:46
Posted by Joe
The good folks from third window films have sent us details of new release of Tezuka's Barbara. It's a film adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's manga Barbara by his son Macoto Tezka. With cinematography by Christopher Doyle, staring Goro Inagaki and Fumi Nikaido. Barbara itself is regarded as the legendary Tezuka's most adult and sexually-charged works. The film adaption appears to keep those elements, giving the film it's 18 rating.
It's just been released on Monday 28th June 2021 and retails for £19.99.
You can buy the all region blu-ray on Amazon.co.uk.
Press release as follows:
third window films
is pleased to announce the release of
Directed by Macoto Tezka (Legend of the Stardust Brothers)
Cinematography by Christopher Doyle (Hero, In the Mood for Love)
WINNER - Best Film - 40th FantaFestival
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 Nikaido (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 Nikaido (7 mins)
• Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending (6 mins)
• All Region DVD and Bluray
Official Selection - International Competition - 43rd Goteborg Film Festival
Official Selection - International Competition - 32nd Tokyo Film Festival
Official Selection - 24th Fantasia Film Festival
Official Selection - 23rd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Official Selection - 44th Hong Kong Film Festival
Official Selection - 26th L'Etrange Festival
Official Selection - 13th Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival
Official Selection - 21st Jeonju Intl Film Festival
Official Selection -Night Visions Film Festival
Official Selection - Taoyuan Film Festival