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Kureopatora (JP) Cleopatra: Queen of Sex (US)
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Cleopatra (クレオパトラ, Kureopatora) is a 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 unofficial 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.
A remastered version of the film on DVD was released only in Japan in 2004. Also Saberspark even made a video based on this.
2015 Fansub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfrBSKu7k-w (This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Third Window Films.)