Third Window Films are bringing the 2020 Japanese erotic fantasy mystery ‘Tezuka’s Barbara’ (ばるぼら) to UK dual format (Blu-ray and DVD) on June 28, 2021.
Directed by Macoto Tezuka and based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka, the film revolves around a successful novelist who becomes entangled in a relationship with a mysterious homeless woman. The cast includes Goro Inagaki, Fumi Nikaido, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Shizuka Ishibashi, and Minami.
Synopsis: Wandering the packed tunnels of Shinjuku Station, famous author Yosuke Mikura (Goro Inagaki) makes a strange discovery: a seemingly homeless drunk woman who can quote French poetry. Her name is Barbara (Fumi Nikaido). He takes her home for a bath and a drink, and before long Barbara has made herself into Mikura’s shadow, saving him from egotistical delusions and jealous enemies. But just as Mikura is no saint, Barbara is no benevolent guardian angel, and Mikura grows obsessed with discovering her secrets, tangling with thugs, sadists, magical curses and mythical beings – all the while wondering whether he himself is still sane.
• Behind the Scenes
• Interview with director Macoto Tezka
• Interview with cinematographer Christopher Doyle
• Interview with Goro Inagaki
• Interview with Fumi Nikaido
• Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending
• Region: All
‘Tezuka’s Barbara’ is available to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk.