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Egyptian gods summons the angel Lucifer - in order to usher in a new occult age. | Add synopsis »
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Kenneth Anger ... The Magus (uncredited)
Bobby Beausoleil ... Himself (uncredited)
Donald Cammell ... Osiris (uncredited)
Haydn Couts ... Adept (uncredited)

Marianne Faithfull ... Lilith (uncredited)
Myriam Gibril ... Isis (uncredited)
Leslie Huggins ... Lucifer (uncredited)
Chris Jagger ... Man in Yellow Tunic (uncredited)

Jimmy Page ... Man Holding Stella of Revelation (uncredited)
Francis Rose ... Chaos (uncredited)

Directed by
Kenneth Anger 
 
Original Music by
Bobby Beausoleil 
 
Cinematography by
Chris O'Dell 
 
Film Editing by
Kenneth Anger (uncredited)
 
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Page Wood .... artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Wally Veevers .... special effects (uncredited)
 
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Originally Kenneth Anger wanted Jimmy Page to score the film but he didn't care for the music when Page finally delivered. This is one reason why the film took so long to be made.See more »
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10 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Tedious and only for the 'with it' crowd., 5 December 2009
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

If you are a friend of Kenneth Anger or are into ancient religions and the works of Aleister Crowley, then this film is for you. Or, if you've suffered a massive head injury or have done some LSD, then this film ALSO is for you. Otherwise, I just can't imagine anyone enjoying this very self-indulgent film.

This film is inexplicable and according to Kenneth Anger's commentary track, it isn't up to the actors (and audience) to understand the meaning of the film--he understands it. The film consists of lots of ancient Egyptian gods walking about the desert, gods walking about ancient German ceremonial rocks, a lot of nudes and a final shot of a UFO flying over the ancient Egyptian ruins.

As I watched this and listened to Anger's commentary, I was amazed that he was able to get a lot of people to get involved with this bizarre little art film/recruitment poster for the Aleister Crowley fan club. In fact, I watched all the films with the commentary track on and this is the only one in which I doubted the speaker's sanity. His talk about one person in the film being a living demon in human form (he was serious about this), the 911 conspiracy and his tales about UFOs was all rather disturbing...but also quite funny--making this very tedious and self-indulgent film a lot more enjoyable.

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