24 June 2018

THIRD WINDOW FILMS PRESENTS: 1001 NIGHTS. MORE SEXY ANIME REVIEWED BY SANDRA HARRIS.




1001 NIGHTS. (1969) DIRECTED BY EIICHI YAMAMOTO. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY OSAMU TEZUKA. REVIEW BY SANDRA HARRIS. ©

THIRD WINDOW FILMS is pleased to announce the WORLD'S FIRST Bluray & remastered DVD release of
Osamu Tezuka's
ANIMERAMA: 1001 NIGHTS / CLEOPATRA

In the late 60s and early 70s the world's most famous manga artist OSAMU TEZUKA, nicknamed "The Godfather of Manga" and creator of ASTRO BOY and BLACK JACK, made a series of adult-oriented anime called ANIMERAMA which pushed the boundaries of anime.
Third Window Films are pleased to be able to finally present the first two films of the Animerama series together in one release for the first time on bluray and remastered DVD.
Release date: JUNE 18, 2018 - Bluray & DVD

Well, this is a psychedelically colourful mish-mash of stories from the Far East, ARABIAN NIGHTS, SINBAD THE SAILOR, ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES, ALADDIN and maybe even a few more thrown in there of which I'm not even aware.

It's the story of a lowly water vendor called Aldin (Aldin? Aladdin?) who has a long and varied life, escaping unscathed from his many adventures while the unfortunate women around him drop like flies. He's like the original Mr. Teflon, or like one of our many present-day politicians who would fit that bill. Nothing sticks to the bastard, lol.

Aldin starts out meeting the love of his life at an Arabian slave auction. Miriam, the most beautiful girl anyone in the market has ever seen, is stripped by the merchant who owns her in front of the crowded marketplace. As this is a semi-pornographic sexy animation from the man who made CLEOPATRA, she's topless in every scene in which she appears. You can expect lots and lots of tits to thrill and titillate y'all throughout the film, too.

After a ferocious bidding war Miriam is purchased by a wimpy little prince who looks like a young Mr. Burns from THE SIMPSONS, with the flaxen curls and Little Lord Fauntleroy knee-breeches. All he's short of is the giant lollipop. 

The wimpy little prince, the son of the town's Chief of Police, is thrilled to bits with his purchase, but less so when the cheeky Aldin abducts Miriam right out from under his pointy little nose under cover of a sandstorm.

Aldin and Miriam go to a nearby, seemingly empty house to make mad passionate love, even though they've only known each other less than an hour. Still, when ya know, ya know, right? When the law eventually catches up with the horny pair, Aldin is horribly tortured before managing to escape more or less scot-free.

Poor Miriam, meanwhile, is made to live with Badli, the crooked police official who 'rescued' her from Aldin's 'clutches.' She dies giving birth to her and Aldin's baby daughter, Jallis, while Aldin is off sailing the seven seas and having a high old time living it up on an island full of gorgeous naked women he's come across in his travels.

The naughty Aldin abandons his new lady-friend, the semi-topless Madia who's been raped by Badli and who just never seems to have the time to tuck that second bouncy wee tit into her top, for a stay on sexy naked women island. The sexy nudes all want to ride him ragged as he's the only man on the island, and the randy Aldin is naturally only too happy to oblige.

There's something very strange and eerie about these sexually promiscuous nudie broads on the mysterious island, however, and when Aldin finds out what it is, having been specifically warned by the head nudie broad never ever to 'open a door he finds in the jungle,' he barely just escapes the island with his life. And tender balls and a red-raw willy after all the riding, I'd venture to guess.

Off he trots to sail the seven seas once more, this time in an ownerless ghost ship once owned by Satan but which has been waiting for a new master for hundreds, maybe thousands of years. Handy, that! Just the job when you're looking to sail the old seven seas.

The ship is sentient and can grant wishes of the 'gimme a million bucks and all the treasure in the world' variety, so when Aldin returns to Baghdad years later, he's a super-rich merchant with a ship chock-full of fabulous loot. He's calling himself Sinbad now and he's grown a straggly beard to boot.

He's so rich that he challenges the current Caliph of Baghdad to an hilarious gameshow-style 'who's the richest?' competition. He wins the competition and becomes the new Caliph. Whether for the fun of it or because the power has genuinely gone to his head, he becomes a nightmare of a ruler and instigates the silliest, most ridiculous of policies.

He orders a gigantic tower built that must, when finished, reach the sun. Court officials must do handstands in his royal presence. The price of pepper will drop while the price of essential foodstuffs will increase ten-thousand-fold, rendering them, of course, unbuyable. Oh, and a beautiful young female courtier called Jallis, the adopted daughter of Badli the crooked police official, must immediately sleep with him or else...

The music and graphics here are funky and a riot of colour. The sex metaphors, as in CLEOPATRA (1970), are clever and funny and the fourth wall is broken a good few times too with some really top-notch sight gags.

Aldin/Sinbad is a bit of a player, hopping from woman to woman like a bee at a flower-show and I can't say I approve of his track record as a lover. A lotta notches on the old bedpost there, but the sex sure is fun to watch and, at the end of the day, isn't that what matters?

THIRD WINDOW FILMS is pleased to announce the WORLD'S FIRST Bluray & remastered DVD release of
Osamu Tezuka's
ANIMERAMA: 1001 NIGHTS / CLEOPATRA

In the late 60s and early 70s the world's most famous manga artist OSAMU TEZUKA, nicknamed "The Godfather of Manga" and creator of ASTRO BOY and BLACK JACK, made a series of adult-oriented anime called ANIMERAMA which pushed the boundaries of anime.
Third Window Films are pleased to be able to finally present the first two films of the Animerama series together in one release for the first time on bluray and remastered DVD.
Release date: JUNE 18, 2018 - Bluray & DVD

BOTH FILMS ARE PRESENTED WITH NEW 2K RESTORATIONS HANDLED BY TEZUKA PRODUCTIONS, TOGETHER IN A LIMITED EDITION SLIPCASE WITH REVERSIBLE SLEEVES OF EACH FILM.
Other extras include:
Audio commentaries for both films by Helen Mccarthy, author of 
The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga
New hour-long interview with director Eiichi Yamamoto
Liner notes by film critic Simon Abrams
Limited Editions: 2000 units Bluray / 1000 units DVD






AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY OF SANDRA HARRIS.

Sandra Harris is a Dublin-based novelist, film blogger, poet and book-and-movie reviewer. She has studied Creative Writing and Film-Making. She has published a number of e-books on the following topics: horror film reviews, multi-genre film reviews, womens' fiction, erotic fiction, erotic horror fiction and erotic poetry. Several new books are currently in the pipeline. You can browse or buy any of Sandra's books by following the link below straight to her Amazon Author Page:

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