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June 26, 2019

Episode 421: Belladonna of Sadness (1973)

Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Kat Ellinger

Released in 1973, Eiichi Yamamoto’s Belladonna of Sadness is the animated story of Jeanne (Aiko Nagayama) and Jean (Katsuyuki Itô), two poor young people in France during the Middle Ages who get married. However, when the Jean can’t pay the local ruler ten cows in tribute for their wedding, the ruler decides to take his payment out of Jeanne via by deflowering her. This sets the tone for the film and our young couple’s relationship.

Hell's Belles co-hosts Heather Drain and Kat Ellinger join Mike to discuss 's Satanism and Witchcraft, feminism, and living deliciously.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Belladonna of Sadness on Blu-Ray
Read The Art of Living Deliciously: Witchcraft, Sexuality and Daemonic Power in Eiichi Yamamoto’s Belladonna of Sadness by Kat Ellinger
Read The Animerama Trilogy: Psychedelic Smut and a Belladonna of Sadness by David Bertrand

"Funny Feeling" - Masahiko Sato


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