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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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Daily | Cinema Scope, Reed, Ferretti
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Weekly Rushes. 17 June 2015
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Underground Film History 1958: U.S. Movies Win Prizes At Brussels
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A spiralling occult nightmare drawing the viewer eerily close to the world of magick. See more (16 total) »

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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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 Magick Lantern Cycle (2009) (V)See more »

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A spiralling occult nightmare drawing the viewer eerily close to the world of magick., 10 October 2001
Author: Garrett Cook from Marlboro, Vermont

I have only had the priviledge of seeing three Kenneth Anger films, all picked up as curiosities from the college library. But, this film is staggering in the sensory rampage it inflicts. Deep, primal archetypes are brought to life in a chillingly abstract vision.

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