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1954 (USA) See more »
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A Slavonic Mass by Leos Janácek plays as historical figures, biblical characters, and mythical creatures gather in the pleasure dome... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Samson De Brier ... Lord Shiva / Osiris / Nero / The Great Beast
Marjorie Cameron ... The Scarlet Woman / Kali
Joan Whitney ... Aphrodite
Katy Kadell ... Isis
Renate Druks ... Lilith (as Renata Loom)
Anaïs Nin ... Astarte
Paul Mathison ... Pan
Curtis Harrington ... Cesare / Slave / Sleep-walker
Kenneth Anger ... Hecate
Peter Loome ... Ganymede
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Directed by
Kenneth Anger  (as Anger)
 
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Kenneth Anger  uncredited

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Kenneth Anger (uncredited)
 
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Kenneth Anger (uncredited)
 
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Robert Straede .... assistant camera
 
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38 min
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The film was very popular - especially in its 1966 revision - with the counterculture movement and was watched by many under the influence of LSD and magic mushrooms.See more »
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Featured in House of Harrington (2008)See more »

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Masterpiece of Color, 25 April 2007
Author: Rebecca Warren from United States

What can one say about these films that hasn't already been said? Anger threw down a gauntlet and it really hasn't been touched. I don't expect it to be picked up anytime soon, just as I don't expect another director with the voice and vision of a Ford, Dreyer, Bresson, or Fassbinder to turn up. I'd say perhaps that Dreyer or Bresson are the only other filmmakers whose complete body of work is as compelling as Anger's. There are riches in Anger's films for endless ages of human beings to unearth and rediscover.

Frankly, I hope I die before I get as "old" as one of the other commenters here (see above).

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