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Scorpio Rising
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10 October 1969 (Denmark) See more »
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Cast

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Ernie Allo ... Joker (uncredited)
Bruce Byron ... Scorpio (uncredited)
Frank Carifi ... Leo (uncredited)
Steve Crandell ... Blondie (uncredited)
Johnny Dodds ... Kid (uncredited)
Bill Dorfman ... Back (uncredited)

Nelson Leigh ... Jesus Christ (uncredited) (archive footage)
John Palone ... Pinstripe (uncredited)
Barry Rubin ... Fall Guy (uncredited)
Johnny Sapienza ... Taurus (uncredited)
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Directed by
Kenneth Anger 
 
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Kenneth Anger  uncredited
Ernest D. Glucksman 

Produced by
Ernest D. Glucksman .... producer
Arthur P. Schmidt .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jack Brooks 
David Raksin 
 
Cinematography by
Kenneth Anger (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Kenneth Anger (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Jeremy Kay (uncredited)
 
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Tony Bandusk .... location assistant
 
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There are thirteen different songs on the soundtrack, all U.S. pop songs that were popular in the 1959-1964 period. Contrary to rumor, their use in this film was not "unlicensed." Kenneth Anger hired an attorney to get the legal rights to use all thirteen songs in a short-subject film. He paid a total of about $8000 (slightly over $50,000 in 2007 dollars) for all the music rights, around twice as much as the rest of the film cost him to make. It has been a good investment, because "Scorpio Rising" has consistently been his most popular and most rented film over the years.See more »
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Referenced in Blue Velvet (1986)See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
King of Kings Reference, 28 February 2008
Author: mondocane69 from United States

During the early 80's I attended many screenings where Anger was present to introduce "Scorpio Rising." The clips of Jesus are not from "King of Kings" as one viewer wrote,but according to Anger, the clips are from a religious instruction film that he received by mistake one day while he was editing the film. He took it as sign to use some clips in the film. This is a great work of art and one of the best and most influential underground films ever created. It's influence on the modern music video and other aspects of popular culture cannot be dismissed. I urge everyone to get the 2 volume DVD set that's out now. Check out Anger's other films among them "Puce Moment," "Rabbit's Moon," and "Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome."

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