IMDb > Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)

Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 8 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.0/10   996 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 4% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Contact:
View company contact information for Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
1954 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A Slavonic Mass by Leos Janácek plays as historical figures, biblical characters, and mythical creatures gather in the pleasure dome... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
(13 articles)
Underground Film History 1958: U.S. Movies Win Prizes At Brussels
 (From Underground Film Journal. 7 October 2013, 6:00 AM, PDT)

Reel Ink August 2013
 (From HeyUGuys. 22 August 2013, 3:00 AM, PDT)

Underground Film Links: September 23, 2012
 (From Underground Film Journal. 23 September 2012, 6:00 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
stunning, haunting, multi-layered, the ultimate in arcane occult symbolism See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Kenneth Anger  (as Anger)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenneth Anger  uncredited

Cinematography by
Kenneth Anger (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Kenneth Anger (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Straede .... assistant camera
 
Crew believed to be complete


Distributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Runtime:
38 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Kenneth Anger was inspired to make the film after attending a Halloween party where the theme was "Come as your Madness".See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Magick Lantern Cycle (2009) (V)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
stunning, haunting, multi-layered, the ultimate in arcane occult symbolism, 23 March 2005
Author: bobby cormier (aeolipile1@aol.com) from springfield, ma

this film is a devastating visual, sensory experience. i have been haunted by its breathtaking imagery & multi-layered arcane symbolism since the first time i saw it. i've watched it over & over again in the years since first viewing it & it never loses its overload of impact on me. i am not an acid casualty, in case you are wondering. it assaults the senses from all angles in a cubist, multidimensional sense. each viewing will bring new insight & renewed, shimmering ecstasy. i promise this to anyone who is open & teachable & cinematic ally inclined to new experience. kenneth anger is a national & world treasure. can you tell i like this film? the flaws in it, if any, have eluded me for years. -bobby

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (13 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Glagolitic Mass Borowczyk76
Sacred Mushroom Edition Borowczyk76
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Fellini Satyricon Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom The Sorcerer's Apprentice The Prodigal Doctor Mordrid
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Short section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.