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Kureopatora (1970) Osamu Tezuka & Eiichi Yamamoto

Kureopatora (1970) aka Cleopatra: Queen of Sex
Genre: Animation | Sci-Fi | Comedy | Surreal
Country: Japan | Director: Osamu Tezuka & Eiichi Yamamoto
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 112mn
Dvdrip Xvid Avi - 640x272 - 23.976fps - 1.37gb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065588/

Second in Osamu Tezuka’s so-called “Animerama” trilogy of adult-oriented erotic anime, Cleopatra actually played grind-house theatres in the States, misleadingly marketed as xxx porn under the title Cleopatra: Queen of Sex. Imagine all those porno patrons puzzling over the opening scene: a spaceship streaks above planet Earth. A stunningly composed live action shot, it immediately evokes 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and reminds us Stanley Kubrick once approached Tezuka to design the visual effects for his groundbreaking space saga.

Three time travellers, Jiro, Maria, and Rupo journey back to ancient Egypt, itching to learn whether the real Queen Cleopatra’s fabled sexual prowess matches her myth. Their trippy, temporal odyssey rockets past still images of historical personages like Napoleon and President Richard Nixon. Unrest in Alexandria is illustrated via a Mad Magazine montage: gory, yet cartoony images show rape, murder, bestiality and a Roman legionnaire peeking up a little girl’s skirt.

Chaos reigns until an oddly green-skinned Julius Caesar deposes the cowardly Pharaoh. An Egyptian resistance group send their plump, homely princess to a mad scientist’s lab where, after an alchemical transformation, she emerges as svelte sex goddess Cleopatra. Delivered naked inside a sack to the unsuspecting Caesar, she swiftly seduces the Roman dictator, who proclaims her Queen. Meanwhile, our time travellers transplant their minds into the bodies of historical bit-players. Maria becomes Lybia, a bare-breasted ingénue in league with Cleopatra. Stoic Jiro becomes Ionius, a blonde gladiator who rises through the ranks before falling for Lybia. The unfortunate Rupo, having earlier boasted he’d bed Cleopatra, winds up inhabiting her pet leopard. Hopelessly horny, the jungle cat keeps trying to cop a feel or hump the oft-naked queen. He eventually relents and mates with a blue panther, siring a litter of multicoloured cubs! Following the birth of their son and Caesar’s subsequent murder, Cleopatra uses her keen mind and sexual allure to help build a kingdom powerful enough to rouse the ire of Rome.

Cleopatra was something of a financial disaster in Japan, partly caused by defecting animators and a backhanded takeover bid at Tezuka’s company, Mushi Pro., but also due to his own reckless experimentation. Always a restless innovator, Tezuka self-indulged in radical artistic flourishes that range from dazzling (a parade through Rome recreates famous artworks by Degas, Picasso, Botticelli, Hieronymus Bosch, and more), to alienating (Caesar’s murder performed as a piece of kabuki theatre), and often to the detriment of his story. Cameos from popular anime characters including Sazae-san, Tezuka’s own Astro Boy, and Rat Man from Spooky Kitaro (1968) co-exist with violence, surrealism, slapstick (Caesar dosed with a powerful laxative!) and softcore love scenes.

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