Third Window Films To Release Osamu’s Tezuka ‘1001 Nights’ and ‘Cleopatra’ as a Double-Film Blu-Ray This Month

In case you haven’t heard Third Window Films, a UK home video distributor that specializes in releasing films from the Asian/Japanese culture into the UK, will be releasing Osamu’s Tezuka classic ‘adult themed’ anime films ‘1001 Nights‘ and ‘Cleopatra‘ as a Double-Film Blu-Ray on the 18th June 2018 within the UK.

This movie collection, of which limited units will be made, will see some of Osamu’s Tezuka’s earliest animation productions released in the UK with a newer High Definition transfer as well as newly translated English subtitles. In addition to these ‘newly resorted’ films – each of which will be presented on their own disc with a case and packaging – each film will have an audio commentary track with Helen Mccarthy, author of The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga as well as other notable bonus features including an interview with director Eiichi Yamamoto.

Synopsis: Animerama ( ) 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.

As well as the erotic themes, they are also defined by mixing more typical traditional animation with sequences of UPA and Y ji 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.

Trailers:

A Thousand and One Nights ( Senya Ichiya Monogatari) (1969):

Cleopatra ( Kureopatora) (1970):

A Thousand and One Nights and Cleopatra will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD from the 18th June 2018. Both editions are also available to pre-order from Amazon UK.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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