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Belladonna (Original Soundtrack).
7" Single 
Price: $21.79
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Vinyl LP pressing. An unholy grail of near mythical status finally joins the Finders Keepers Records discography in the form of this first-ever reissue of Masahiko Sato's elusive sensual psychedelic free jazz score to the stunning Japanese witchcraft animation Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Belladonna) directed by anime screenwriter Eiichi Yamamoto in 1973. An early feature-length example of a micro-genre in which Japanese anime producers collaborated with the "pink" film genre, Belladonna's challenging occult, sexual and political subject matter was the cause of the film's notoriety for many years, earning Yamamoto's work a critical platform amongst some of the best counterculture animation films of the era such as La Planète Sauvage (René Laloux/Roland T poor, France 1973), Marie Mathématique (Jean-Claude Forest, France 1967), Wizards (Ralph Bakshi, US 1977), Heavy Metal (Gerald Potterton, Canada 1980) and Time Masters (René Laloux/Moebius, France 1982). Drawing further stylistic similarities with Shuji Terayama/Tenjo Sajiki associated poster artist Aquirax Uno and the Hara-Kiri magazine cartoon strips Pravda/Jodelle by French artist Guy Peellaert, as well as the early flamboyant Klimtesque imagery of Jean Rollin collaborators Philippe Druillet and Nicolas Devil, Belladonna Of Sadness brought a strong European flavour to it's sophisticated and stylish Japanese application which accentuated the French origins of the plot loosely based on accounts taken from the 1862 book La Sorcière (The Witch) by French historian Jules Michelet.

Details

Title: Belladonna (Original Soundtrack).
Genre: Soundtrack
Label: Finders Keepers
Attributes: Extended Play
Release Date: 11/26/2021
Product Type: 7" Single
UPC: 5060099507618
Item #: 2445205X

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