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Watch: NSFW Clip from Forgotten Psychedelic Anime ‘Belladonna of Sadness’

Watch: NSFW Clip from Forgotten Psychedelic Anime 'Belladonna of Sadness'

Released at the height of the sexual revolution, “Belladonna of Sadness” could have easily been a welcome X-rated film here in the United States. Unfortunately for the production company which released the erotic short, the piece bombed in Japan before reaching American audiences.

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In Osamu Tezuka’s “Belladonna,” the heroine’s religious and socioeconomic beliefs are cast aside in favor of a more hedonistic view of femininity, which spreads like wildfire through a devilishly provocative orgy sequence (arriving courtesy of The Daily Beast).

American audiences will now be able to watch the film in its entirety. Cinelicious Pics will release the animated feature theatrically and on VOD in 2016. It recently played Fantastic Fest.

READ MORE: Cinelicious Pics Restoring ‘Belladonna of Sadness’ For U.S. Release 

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