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    Unique ID Code: 0000213142
    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 17/6/2021 17:19
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    Tezuka’s Barbara

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    Macoto Tezuka brings Osamu Tezuka's erotic manga to life through the lens of Christopher Doyle.
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 100 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    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)

    Special Features:
    • 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

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 widescreen 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Japanese

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Macoto Tezuka

    Written By:

    Gorô Inagaki
    Fumi Nikaidô
    Kiyohiko Shibukawa
    Shizuka Ishibashi
    Eri Watanabe

    Music From:
    Ichiko Hashimoto

    Director of Photography:
    Christopher Doyle
    Kubbie Tsoi

    Macoto Tezuka

    Costume Designer:
    Isao Tsuge

    Production Designer:
    Toshihiro Isomi

    Shunsuke Koga
    Adam Torel

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