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クレオパトラ

Kureopatora (JP)

Cleopatra: Queen of Sex (US)

Status Found (original Japanese version)

Lost (Dubbed?/Subbed English version)

Cleopatra (クレオパトラ, Kureopatora) is a 1970 Japanese Erotic Science Fiction/Thriller Anime film directed by the "Godfather of Anime" Osamu Tezuka, known for creating Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion.

Little is known about the film's plot to non-Japanese western audiences, according to its IMDB page, it is a semi-Pornographic science fiction film where three people from the future are spiritually sent back in time to relive the era of Caesar, Marc Anthony and Cleopatra, where they are most likely to stop a plan in the past made by an enemy in their time that seeks to cause damage in the present. Although of its plot set in the ancient past, the film has no accurate historical narrative.

The film has several sex scenes; nudity, rape, and extreme violence is fairly common, rare at the time in Japan back when Hentai and animated gore was still unpopular, although it is not fair to be fully considered to be a "Hentai film", when it arrived for a very short period in the US in 24th of April, 1972, it received the title of "Cleopatra: Queen of Sex" with a self-applied X Rating, not submitted to the MPAA.

The original subtitled versions that were released to English-speaking countries are said to be lost, and have not been found, however, the Japanese version can still be found on YouTube with unoffical fansubs, it is doubtful if it was ever dubbed; however, some references to a dub can be found, but are most likely unconfirmed to be real.

The non-subbed Japanese version is readily available to be seen on the Internet. As years passed by, they were slowly taken down, and once again put back up and/or reuploaded, it is unknown if the reasons behind the removals are some kind of copyright issues, or due to the Pornographic/Nudity sequences, which are against YouTube's terms of use.

A remastered version of the film on DVD was released only in Japan at an unknown date.

(Warning: The video is very NSFW)

1970 Japanese version01:50:33

1970 Japanese version

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleopatra_(1970_film)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065588/

2015 Fansub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfrBSKu7k-w

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