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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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Underground Film History 1958: U.S. Movies Win Prizes At Brussels
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Underground Film Links: September 23, 2012
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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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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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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38 min
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Kenneth Anger was inspired to make the film after attending a Halloween party where the theme was "Come as your Madness".See more »
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Why don't more people like this film?, 21 November 2000
Author: Michael Open from Belfast, NI

Browsing the record for Kenneth Anger I was staggered to see that this masterpiece and Scorpio Rising were languishing in the 6.somethings ratings while the much less impressive Lucifer Rising was in the upper 7s... I can still recall the thrill I had in seeing this film at an 'underground' (literally!) screening in 1968. The colours seared from out of Anger's blackness and the characters have haunted my subconscious ever since. This is the most Crowley-like of Anger's films and all the better for it. There is true magic in his style and imagery.



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