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Animerama: 1001 Nights / Cleopatra DVD
Animation / Erotic




Animerama: 1001 Nights / Cleopatra

Animerama (アニメラマ) is a series of thematically-related adult anime feature films originally conceived and initiated by Osamu Tezuka and made at his Mushi Production animation studio from the late 1960s to early 1970s, perhaps intended as animated counterparts to the then-emergent pink films (a direct connection being Shigemi Satoyoshi as the scenarist for Cleopatra).

As well as the erotic themes, they are also defined by mixing more typical traditional animation with sequences of UPA and Yōji Kuri–influenced experimental use of modern design, limited animation, and still paintings akin to Tezuka’s experimental short films and like those largely were all directed, sometimes sharing the billing with Tezuka, by Eiichi Yamamoto.

The first, A Thousand & One Nights, was the first erotic animated feature film and, at 130 minutes, remains one of the longest ever animated films. The first two are also notable for having scores by famed composer and electronic rearranger Isao Tomita.

Production Year: 1970
Region Code: 2
UK Rating: 15
Running Time: 128 mins / 112 mins
Number of Discs: 2
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Audio: Stereo 2.0
Colour: Colour
TITLE NAME
Director Osamu Tezuka
Director Eiichi Yamamoto

Special Features

  • 1000 limited edition package featuring slipcase and reversible sleeves plus liner notes by film critic Simon Abrams
  • Audio commentaries for both films by Helen Mccarthy, author of The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga
  • New interview with director Eiichi Yamamoto

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