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Lucifer Rising (1972)

Egyptian gods summons the angel Lucifer - in order to usher in a new occult age.


Kenneth Anger

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Uncredited cast:
Kenneth Anger ... The Magus (uncredited)
Bobby Beausoleil ... Himself (uncredited)
Donald Cammell ... Osiris (uncredited)
Haydn Couts Haydn Couts ... Adept (uncredited)
Marianne Faithfull ... Lilith (uncredited)
Myriam Gibril Myriam Gibril ... Isis (uncredited)
Leslie Huggins Leslie Huggins ... Lucifer (uncredited)
Chris Jagger Chris Jagger ... High Priest in Yellow Tunic (uncredited)
Jimmy Page ... Man with Beard holding Stele of Revealing (uncredited)
Francis Rose Francis Rose ... Chaos (uncredited)


Egyptian gods summons the angel Lucifer - in order to usher in a new occult age.

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Release Date:

September 1983 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Im Zeichen Luzifers See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lucifer was originally played by Chris Jagger, but squabbling between him and Kenneth Anger led to Jagger returning to London and Anger taking over the role. See more »


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Despite a few negative reviews here and there this film remains an immortal work of art
30 May 2011 | by FantasmicDreamsSee all my reviews

How can I truly describe this film without giving away any spoiling details? Well let me see to begin with I will go into what commonly (in my perspective) qualifies as a movie these days. Normally something that is out of the ordinary and eye catching is a good plus; don't forget something with some sort of mysterious element that makes viewers want more. Most importantly is the ability for a movie to peak interest just upon seeing a clip of it.

Kenneth Anger's "Lucifer Rising" definitely meets these qualities head on and goes beyond them. I find it saddening that a few people are incapable of seeing the pure art presented here but alas to each their own. What is perhaps more saddening is the state the film industry is in today; we have countless movies being made out of 3D effects and action laced scenes of dramatized color. There is no soul to some music anymore some say and the same can be said about the film industry.

I gave this film a 10 out of 10 because it carries every aspect of mystique and mystery anyone interested in these premises could hope for. There is a definitive occult inspired quality to the film, the soundtrack is phenomenal (I began to tear up towards the end due to the music fused with the wonderful imagery, I won't spoil the details, see for yourself). How long has it been since you last saw a movie that not only made you want to feel and think but outright FORCED you to!? These days thinking and feeling a connection to a movie's characters is optional but this film reflects just the opposite. There is no way around connecting to every character present in this film; dialog isn't even needed to do so, simple proof that humanity can convey a message better without word and instead with pure imagination. Is it any wonder that ancient civilizations used symbols and carvings in their culture to capture the attention of others? This film goes beyond the human into the mystical then back into the human world once more. This film feels like it is, in itself, a spiritual experience of some sort, perhaps something simply on the human level.

If you have not seen this film yet then all I can say is see it. Light a candle, sit in the dark, turn up your speakers, play the film. Despite being only a half hour long the movie doesn't need much more than that to truly capture the attention of your eyes (all 3 of them); you may find your heart swelling with life as well in pure connection to the emotion put into this that is beyond description. See for yourself why don't you? Overall this film is timeless in every manner.Oh and I should also mention I was born fairly recent into the "newer" generation, in fact 18 years after this film was made. You'd think someone in my age group would not even know this film existed but I have the greatest respect for what Anger and Page, in fact, what every person behind this work accomplished.

As much as I'd love to give more specific details I feel this film is too unique to be perfectly described with simple words.

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