Tezuka's Barbara

‘Tezuka’s Barbara’ (2019) Blu-ray Details Announced

Third Window Films sends word they’re brining the award winning Tezuka’s Barbara to Blu-ray! Macoto Tezka (Legend of the Stardust Brothers) directed the film, which won FantaFestival’s Best Film award. The Blu-ray is coming in June and is loaded with special features!

Check out the trailer below, then read on for all the details!

From The Third Window Films ‘Tezuka’s Barbara’ Press Release

One of Osamu Tezuka’s most adult and sexually-charged works, Barbara (1973-74) was originally serialized as a follow-up to Ayako (1972-73) in Big Comic from July 1973 to May 1974.

Barbara is an adult-orientated fantasy tale filled with love and the occult from Osamu Tezuka’s reimagining of “The Tales of Hoffmann”. Its story deals with the erotic and bizarre experiences of a famous novelist called Yosuke Mikura whose life is tossed upside down by a mysterious girl named “Barbara”.

The controversial story, dealing with various taboos such as forbidden love, mystery, art, Eros, scandal and occultism, was said to have been impossible to be cinematized at the time of its original publication, but was made into a live-action film for the 90th Anniversary of Osamu Tezuka’s birth by his son Macoto Tezka (The Legend of the Stardust Brothers) with award-winning cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love) on camera and starring Japan’s hottest actors Fumi Nikaido (Himizu) and Goro Inagaki (13 Assassins).

Here’s a look at the cover art!



  • Behind the Scenes (30 mins)
  • Interview with director Macoto Tezka (30 mins)
  • Interview with cinematographer Christopher Doyle (12 mins)
  • Actor Goro Inagaki interview (15 mins)
  • Interview with actress Fumi Nikaido (7 mins)
  • Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending (6 mins)
  • All Region DVD and Blu-ray

Tezuka’s Barbara releases on Blu-ray on June 28, 2021. Watch for it!

Tezuka's Barbara

Looks great! The film’s list of festival awards and selections is truly impressive. Looking forward to checking this one out.

What do you think? Will you check out Tezuka’s Barbara on Blu-ray June 28? Tell us in the comments!

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