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Cleopatra: Queen of Sex (1970) Blu-ray — An animated rarity

Discotek Media will be releasing directors Osamu Tezuka’s bizarre and humorous, Cleopatra: Queen of Sex (1970) on a 2K restoration Blu-ray.

An amazing, amorous, and ancient tale from Osamu Tezuka, Japan’s god of manga.

A kooky, erotic, and sublimely strange journey from ancient Alexandria to Rome From the far-flung future, to the year 47 B.C. In a distant future where the threat of alien invasion looms, a trio of explorers make a startling discovery: the solution to their plight is buried somewhere in the affairs of Cleopatra, the woman who would be Queen of Egypt in Julius Caesar’s time. These stalwart travellers cast their minds back thousands of years, to a time when the Roman Dictator Caesar manages tenuous alliances that stretch from Iberia to Galatia. But Marcus Antonius and Octavian plot to kill Caesar; their secret weapon is Cleopatra, willful and seductive sister of the Pharaoh Ptolemy. The time travelers soon become swept up in intrigue, inhabiting the bodies of a young girl, a strapping gladiator, and a randy leopard. Will they find their answers? Will Caesar navigate the lethal, comically absurd politics of the time, and unite the ancient world under his thumb? Or will the enigmatic, sexy Cleopatra be the one to change the course of history?

A satirical, & rather unflattering, depiction of our species (here renamed Pithecanthropus Guerrillatus in song), collapsing the distance of Ancient Rome into a non-evolutionary, retrofuturist, postmodern timeline that includes & implicates us all.

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Release date: October 27, 2020
Genre: Animation / Comedy

DirectorOsamu Tezuka, Eiichi Yamamoto
CastChinatsu Nakayama, Kotoe Hatsui, Tsubame Yanagiya
Production Year1970
Discs1 Blu-ray Disc
Run Time112 minutes
FormatsColor / 2.35:1
StudioDiscotek Media

Special features

Japanese audio with English subtitles
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